Build and Skin Color: Kitsu is a thin, wiry and pale Geshrin with muscle an obviously recent addition.
Eyes and Facial Features: Kitsu has bright orange eyes, framed by glasses resting on an aquiline nose.
Ears: Kitsu has round, human ears.
Hair Color and Style: Kitsu wears his black hair in a ponytail. When it's free, it comes down to about his shoulders.
Distinguishing Features: Kitsu's ponytail and orange eyes, certainly, though his nose does add character to his overall appearance, and at the very least the combination of the aforementioned features make him noticeable in a crowd.
Personality: Kitsu is a problem-solver, and a competitor at heart. He meets someone who's good at chess? He wants to play it better, and he does his damnedest to figure out a way to play better quickly. By obvious consequence, he loves a good puzzle, and in moments where boredom and free time coincide, he's never without a Sudoku book or a pamphlet of riddles. Kitsu is outgoing, productive, and easily bored with nothing to do. Kitsu is frustrated with failure, and it's when he's at a place where he feels he can't reason (with or out) a (problem/person). He also agonizes over every single thing he does if he's given a chance to think too long about it ─ if he's not leaping into the middle of it, he's standing to the side second-guessing himself and growing steadily more frustrated. Kitsu is also an introvert: he likes to be doing something, and often that means doing something alone. The most talkative someone would find Kitsu is while working; this tendency of wanting something to do and being introverted lends itself into his habit of carrying a pen around solely for the purpose of twirling it in his hand as a comfort-habit, much like how some people chew gum or bite their nails.
Hamitsu Kiyoshi (Mother) ??? (Father)
Kitsu was born on Yamatai in YE 16. He never knew his father: whether he left, or Kitsu's mother didn't stay with him (and, indeed, she never married for as long as Kitsu has been alive,) is unclear to him (in reality, his mother simply did not wish to marry at all). What is clear is that almost from the time he could walk and talk, Kitsu was trying to find the next thing to do. His mother made puzzles into a game, and while this initially caught the interest of a very young Kitsu, what made him stay was a seemingly natural love for a challenge.
That was how he grew up. The home may have changed, once or twice, until he and his mother lived in Kyoto, and the school and the time certainly changed, but always Kitsu was working on his next project, which he always described (or had it described to him, with hopes of manipulating his passion into the equation) as a “puzzle to solve.” First, simple block games as a toddler. Then, picture-puzzles. Then, number puzzles, and the beginnings of interest in software. Finally, on Kitsu's fourteenth birthday, a cousin presented him a book on ciphers. Kitsu found his favorite puzzle: not just something to solve, but something to make as well.
Puzzles weren't all of Kitsu's life. Puzzles solely could not define him. A love for competition, and a want to keep doing something, anything also went with him in his heart wherever he went. So of course he paid attention to the wars that Yamatai fought, and the hardships of the world around him.
Soon, it was the Second Mishhuvurthyar War that caught his attention. Too young to enlist when it first occurred, and still in school in Kyoto when it began, Kitsu was nonetheless horrified, disgusted, and at the same time fascinated with it. The First War had seemed terrible when he was younger, but he hadn't yet been looking to the future. When the Second rolled around, that attitude had changed: Kitsu leapt onto every bit of information he could. He was fascinated by the war because he could finally see and understand the moves that Yamatai made. The propaganda, the defensive actions, the quarantine measures for the Mishhu parasites, and the information war that Kitsu had no doubt ran beneath the surface.
On the surface, Kitsu wanted the war to end, and the deaths of Yamataians and Nekovalkyrja (some from both races that he had even knew, though he did understand that the deaths weren't necessarily permanent,) to stop. Deep down, though, Kitsu's fascination was fueled by, or fuel to, the same desire every ambitious, competitive young man, and he didn't want it to end quite yet. He thought “I can fight. I can learn to fight even better than they can. I can fight with information.”
Then, with that sense of infallibility common to a young man, he decided to enlist the moment he came of age and graduated. That was in YE 33. He went into basic, and then into the Information Technology specialization, with a focus on communications and electronic warfare. He finished his training in YE 35.
Kitsu has the following items:
Kitsu is currently a Santô Hei in the Star Army of Yamatai.
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