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Saiki Kouan

Saiki Kouan is a Minkan in the Scientific Studies Service (SSS). He is the founder and Shuji of the organization. Saiki Kouan is a Non-Player Character played by Nashoba.

Saiki Kouan
Saiki Kouan
Species: Minkan
Gender: Male
Age: 25 appearance (62 actual)
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Height: 1.74m (5' 8“)
Weight: 75kg (165lbs)
Organization: Scientific Studies Service (SSS)
Occupation: Shuji (Director)
Pay Grade: GS-15 GS-15

Saiki Kouan in Roleplay

Saiki Kouan is a non-player character played by Nashoba

Physical Characteristics

Height: 1.74m (5' 8”) Mass: 75kg (165lbs)

Build and Skin Color: Kouan has a slender build. Despite his many years in academia he is works out regularly. He has a typical Asian yellow complexion.

Facial Features and Eye Color: Kouan has a slender Asian face. He has a strong chin, prominent cheek bones. His eys are amber colored and almond shaped.

Hair Color and Style: Kouan has black hair, shoulder length. He keeps it pulled back into ponytail when working.

Distinguishing Features: When working in the field Kouan can be found wearing a weathered vest with pockets filled with tools of the trade.

When teaching he wears a white lab coat featuring the SSS Logo.

He also wears a pair of Emrys Uno Sunglasses.

Age While technically fifty years old. When asked Kouan refers to himself as only twenty-five. He considers the start of his life as a Yamatai citizen as the start of his life these days.

Psychological Characteristics

Personality: Kouan has many sides to his nature. When teaching he can be a demanding taskmaster, and seeks to inspire his student. They learn quickly that he is also fair in his recriminations. When presenting or speaking in public about his papers and projects, he is a dynamic speaker and can be quite charismatic.

In personal situations Kouan is reserved. The decision made years ago to leave his family and legacy was not without cost. Over the years Kouan has made many acquaintances, and colleagues, but he has a very small group of people he considers close friends. He is unmarried but does travel in the company of a former Neko now a Minkan named Takaramono. She has been his personal assistant for several years as well as his bodyguard.

Likes: Good brandy, symphony music, sitting by a fire listening to the sounds of nature, books.

Dislikes: Nepleslian Military, people who destroy or exploit ancient sites and relics.

Goals: Kouan wants to learn about each new culture, learn their past and pass on that knowledge to generations to come.



  • Mother: Juii Sulan (Deceased)
  • Father: Mikel Sulan (Deceased)
  • Brother: Juk Sulan
  • Sister: Lurii Sulan


  • -20 YE Born to Nepleslian parents he was known as Kelin Sulan. Growing up he was facinated with history and legends about the origins of various people. Lacking the ID-SOL gene, he was slender and wiry. He preferred intellectual studies to conflict. So when given the chance to go to college he took it gladly, and naturally he gravitated to the anthropology and archeology fields. His father used his connections to get him a job working as a technical advisor with the Nepleslian military. He was displeased with the job because the only thing the Military wanted to use his knowledge for was how to more effectively crush their enemies.
  • YE 01 He moved to Yamatai (Planet). He wanted the opportunity to observe something most anthropologists never had the chance. The formation of a new culture, or as he referred to it, the Greatest Anthropological Experiment.
  • YE 05 He renounced his Nepleslian citizenship, and became a Yamatai citizen. Changed his hame to Saiki Kouan to mark this change. He worked as a consultant for the military, while continuing his studies.
  • YE 07 He under went a body transfer to a Human, for the purpose of integrating better into the Yamatai society.
  • YE 10 Published his first paper “The Great Yamatai Experiment - First 10 years” He continued working with the military as a consultant normally in exchange for access to various sites for exploration.
  • YE 20 Published his book “Principles of Form Driven Sociology”. Followed by “Yamatai - The Second Decade - Years of Change”
  • YE 22 Published his book “Adapative Anthropology”.
  • YE 27 Published “Definitive Astrobiology Principles”.
  • YE 28 Under went a second body transfer to a Yamataian body.

Current History

  • YE 30 Founded the Scientific Studies Service (SSS), creating a campus on Yamatai (Planet), outside of Kyoto and making strides to create a civilian organization to push the frontiers of Yamatai Star Empire science knowledge.
  • YE 31 Under his guidance the organization contracts for several distinctive pieces of equipment for use by the SSS.
  • YE 31 Under the growing threat of the Second Mishhuvurthyar War, Kouan directs SSS operations to work in conjunction with Star Army of Yamatai researching materials and specimens brought in from the front. In addition he directs the SSS to undergo steps to make the organization more self-sufficient.
  • YE 33 Kouan lead an expedition to the homeworld of the Random Alien, shara
    • After completing the initial work of the expedition, Kouan left and made his way to Daichi.
  • YE 34 Kouan oversaw the deployment of the SSS resources.
  • YE 35 With the NMX threat minimized, Kouan redistributed the Kisaki Starbases and ended project.
  • YE 36 W



Kouan of the length of his various jobs, he has studied and taken any course he could in his majors. He has doctorates in Anthropology, Archeology and Sociology. He has degrees in Linguistics and Psychology as well.

Technology Operation

Kouan is capable of operating any computer system that uses the Kessaku OS, found on all Star Army starships. He is proficient in entering and/or searching for information.


Kouan is familiar with basic radio operation and procedures and can make transmissions to and receive transmissions from other characters through headsets, ships, ground vehicles, and shuttles. Kouan is fluent in Nepleslian and Yamataian. He can speak and write correctly and efficiently and can write reports, fill forms.


Kouan received basic mathematics training, to including up to algebra and trigonometry.


Kouan has an extensive knowledge of Yamatai Star Empire and Yamataian Star Army history. He can speak at length about key events in history.


During his life, and many expeditions, Kouan has learned to operate a variety cars, trucks, hovercraft.


Between his time serving as a consultant with the SAoY, and his expeditions, Kouan has learned finding water, land navigation, shelter construction, hunting most often by using techniques from subjects of study.




Uniform insignia


  • 4 Grey briefs (Cotton) (Male only)
  • 6 pair of white boot Socks

Exercise clothes

  • 2 Black T-Shirts (Cotton) with SSS Logo
  • 2 Grey workout shorts
  • 1 pair athletic shoes

Weather Gear

  • 1 Hooded raincoat, blue
  • 1 Windbreaker, blue
  • 1 Winter coat
  • 2 Pair thermal gloves

Hygiene items

These items are considered consumable, and will be replaced as needed at no charge.

  • 1 Bottle of hand sanitizer lotion
  • 1 Bottle of shampoo
  • 1 Bottle of conditioner (Optional)
  • 1 Bottle of liquid soap
  • 1 Deodorant stick or rollon (Species appropriate)
  • 1 Toothbrush
  • 1 Tube of toothpaste
  • 1 Comb or hairbrush
  • 2 Bath towels, blue
  • 2 Hand towels, white
  • 2 Wash cloths, white
  • 1 Tube sunscreen
  • 1 Pair nail clippers
  • 1 Toiletry case, clear plastic





Saiki's papers & books

  • Yamatai - The First Decade YE 10
  • Principles of Form Driven Sociology - YE 20
  • Yamatai - The Second Decade - Years of Change - YE 20
  • Adapative Anthropology - YE 22
  • Definitive Astrobiology Principles - YE 27


Saiki Kouan is the Shuji of the the SSS, he receives a salary of 8,227 KS per week. Saiki keeps his money in a bank account with the National Bank of Yamatai. His SSS KS Card is programmed to allow him to access both his bank account and payroll account.


Total Savings Addition Subtraction Reason
0 KS Starting Funds
64,600 KS 64,600 KS 34 weeks salary 28/07/31
68,400 KS 3,800 KS 2 weeks salary 11/07/31
91,200 KS 11,400 KS 6 weeks salary 22/08/31
112,100 KS 20,900 KS 11 weeks salary 07/01/32
119,700 KS 19,600 KS 4 weeks salary 04/02/32
163,400 KS 43,700 KS Salary (23 weeks) 13/07/32
220,400 KS 57,000 KS 30 weeks salary 08/02/33
228,000 KS 7,600 KS 4 weeks salary 08/03/33
237,500 KS 9,500 KS 5 weeks salary 12/04/33
264,100 KS 26,000 KS 14 weeks salary 10/07/33
275,500 KS 11,400 KS 6 weeks salary 11/18/33
472,948 KS 197,448 KS 24 months 11/01/35
653,942 KS 180,994 KS 22 months 09/01/37

Note: Update Salary to reflect time in grade

Character Data
Character NameSaiki Kouan
Character OwnerNashoba
Character StatusNPC In Use By GM or FM

characters/yamatai/saiki_kouan.txt · Last modified: 2022/11/19 06:37 by wes