Haruhi (温姫) is a Nekovalkyrja NH-29 serving in the Star Army of Yamatai. Haruhi is a Player Character played by David and is currently aboard the YSS Integrity after being transferred from the YSS Aeon plot.
Standard NH-29 genetic tattoo on her lower-left back. Despite her slender build and shorter-than-average stature, Haruhi can still have an imposing presence thanks to her personality and body language.
Haruhi is very much someone whose respect needs to be earned through her own experience. Rank and preceding reputation mean little to her on a personal level and she will begrudge these people little more than the bare minimum until she has had a chance to measure them and their abilities against her own scales.
Beyond this Haruhi is mostly unconcerned with things that don’t affect herself or her job but quite aggressive with things that do, taking immense pride in her work. She treats her job as an armourer as the most serious thing in her life, taking to it with a zealousness that can both delight and dismay fellow crew members when it comes to her ability to procure and unwillingness to relinquish. Prone to ‘extreme exaggerations of the truth’ and outright lying in situations where there aren't any negative consequences, in most cases her claims are so outrageous to be immediately seen for what they are and she is completely unfazed when confronted. Enjoys relaxing, especially while on the job.
Likes: ‘Relaxing’, her job, green tea. Dislikes: Interference with her work, bureaucracy. Goals: To become a successful black-market arms smuggler. Usotsuki…
Early YE 26 saw the emergence of Haruhi into the universe; pulled out of the blue bag she had left the WickedArms Industries factory of her creation in, the Nekovalkyrja came to life aboard the Irim-class gunship that would be her home for the next nineteen months. Since the Irim she found herself on was just a regular warship, the newborn NH-17’s training was carried out in a fashion unlike that which she would have received had she attended the academy; acquiring skills as she needed them to perform various jobs around the ship, Haruhi was immediately able to apply any downloaded knowledge to the practical, real-world problems of day to day life aboard a starship. Ensuring that the young Neko was proficient in everything required of a soldier of the Star Army – albeit in their own way – the Irim’s crew raised her with a mixture of parental pride and respect due a fellow crew member. Specialising in the armourer occupation to help oversee the ships 35,000 LAMIA and their assorted equipment Haruhi bloomed into the role, quickly becoming adept at requisitioning and maintenance.
In late YE 27 a confrontation with SMX forces saw the Irim badly crippled and a large number of its crew killed or injured; the gunship was scrapped as unsalvageable and it’s crew members were reassigned to other ships throughout the fleet. Haruhi was snapped up by another Irim gunship in need of an armourer and served there until a reshuffle in mid YE 28, at which time she was also promoted to the warrant officer rank of Santô Juni after having climbed her way through the enlisted ranks.
Early YE 29 has seen Haruhi upgrade from an NH-17 to the new NH-29 body as part of a program to phase out the earlier models, while her occupation was changed from Armoury, Storage and Supply to that of Technician due to restructuring. In YE 31 a new restructure saw her move into the Cargo and Supply occupation, and back to the job description she is happiest with.
Haruhi completed a short tour on the YSS Yūgumo, firstly as it's armourer but soon finding herself with an unwanted promotion and command of the mighty vessel.
YE31 has seen Haruhi transferred to the 1st XF and the Plumeria-class gunship YSS Aeon where after an interview with Taii Ise Katae and a dinner with her new crewmates Haruhi oversaw some of the enlisted crew during a post-repair training session for the ship. Shortly afterward the Aeon trailed then engaged a group of NMX warships carrying stolen teleportation backpacks from the YSS Eucharis and Haruhi led a small away team into the depths of one of the disabled ships on a retrieval mission. After recovering stolen teleportation units from the NMX the crew takes shore leave on Yamatai, though this quickly degenerates into hospital trips for a number of the crew. Upon returning to duty for the next mission Haruhi is transferred to the YSS Integrity.
Haruhi is familiar with basic radio operation and procedures and can make transmissions to and receive transmissions from other characters through headsets, starships, power armour, and shuttles in both combat and non-combat conditions. Haruhi is fluent in English and Japanese, and can communicate through telepathy. She can speak and write both correctly and efficiently and can write reports, fill forms, issue orders under fire, etc.
As part of her initial training as an armourer, Haruhi received knowledge and conducted practical exercises in the identification, handling, manufacture and disposal of a wide variety of explosives. While opportunities to put these skills to use in the field have been few and far between, Haruhi still retains what she was taught.
Having spent the vast majority of her life aboard starships, Haruhi is at her best when fighting in the cramped, maze-like conditions found within. Trained in hand-to-hand and close-quarters combat, she is skilled and experienced in combat both in starship interior conditions and (to a lesser extent) in zero gravity, with and without weapons. Untrained and inexperienced in planetary-based combat. Trained in the use of any weapon she can get her hands on through her position as an armourer, this includes energy and solid ammunition pistols, energy rifles, knives, grenades and power armour.
Years of working as an armourer means that Haruhi is knowledgeable and experienced in the maintenance and repairing of all common portable Star Army weaponry and starship stasis systems, especially those that are found aboard the Irim-class gunships she served on.
Haruhi received basic mathematics training including up to algebra and trigonometry, through she rarely has any practical use for either. Puts these skills to use on such exciting tasks as financial accounting and inventory control. While her math skills are perfectly fine, it is still no guarantee that anyone can figure out exactly how any ship’s finances she handles manages to add up, or where all the money actually ends up going.
Having been an armour for her entire life Haruhi knows and is known by a number of people who work within the various sections of the Star Army’s logistics branch, as well as other armourers within the fleets. Not afraid to use anything from friendly bartering to outright blackmail to get what she wants, Haruhi uses her network of contacts to ensure that any ship she is on has access to every piece of the latest equipment it needs.
Haruhi can operate any computer system that utilises the Kessaku Operating System – found on all Star Army starships – with greater ease and fluency than the average Neko. Punching data into a terminal or searching for any information she may require has become second nature to the armourer thanks to the requirement of her job to keep tabs on all of a ship’s equipment.
(Engraved, with Star Army logo on the top)
|3000||+ 3000||Starting Balance|
|2665||- 335||Previous Purchases|
|6665||+ 4000||Pay, 10 weeks (24/08/06 - 01/11/06) @ Santô Juni (400KS)|
|8065||+ 1400||Pay, 4 weeks (02/11/06 - 29/11/06) @ Chui (350KS)|
|33,565||+ 25,500||Pay, 51 weeks (19/05/09 - 10/05/10) @ Santô Juni (500KS)|
|33,565||+ 3,300||Pay, 6 weeks (11/05/10 - 21/06/10) @ Nitô Juni (550KS)|
|36,865 KS (Current Balance)|
|40||1x dress @ 40 KS|
|20||2x tank tops @ 10 KS|
|40||1x cargo pants @ 40 KS|
|200||1x KZ Type 28B @ 200 KS|
|35||1x shorts @ 35 KS|
|335 KS (Total Purchase)|