Kinsaka has a youthful appearance, largely attributed to her being in an Eihei body but also because of her own preferences of wanting to look cheerful and welcoming to those around her. She has Neko-like ears with round eyes and the default style of a hand, her weight and height are slight than those of a typical Neko.
Kinsaka has a demanding personality in that she wants people to always be their best and not to shirk their duties, she doesn't take kindly to finding soldiers who are lazing around and doing nothing; although she also has a motherly side to her thanks to her marriage - this side tends to show through more with younger soldiers than with the older, whom she treats differently.
Although Kinsaka gives the same kind of respect and humility she would want in return, she isn't above chewing someone out if they cause problems or make such a critical mistake as to cost crew and ships.
Kinsaka Yukiharo was born on Yamatai (Planet) in YE 06, originally to a Human body. She grew up as a bit of a wild child, giving her parents quite a few gray hairs as she grew up and went through school. When she graduated in YE 24, she entered the Star Army as a Starship Operator where - during basic training - she was responsible for saving the lives of twenty-one recruits when the troops transport suffered a serious malfunction that left the ships to bridge incapacitated. Kinsaka, along with another recruit, was able to not only bring the transport down safely but had also been able to call for medical support.
After training, she was assigned to a squadron that patrolled between Yamatai and two of its sister star systems. This assignment was originally unproductive and not very interesting to the young Kinsaka, but that changed when the first First Mishhuvurthyar War began.
When the war began, Kinsaka's squadron was located near the front lines and was one of the first groups to fall under attack by the Mishhuvurthyar. Kinsaka's squadron was almost entirely annihilated in the opening days of the war when the squad was caught off-guard by an advancing SMX taskforce; only the ship she served on - the YSS Shinla - survived the initial assault by hiding itself an uninhabited planet just long enough for the SMX to leave but not without consequences. The Shinla lost nearly 81% of its crew and 78% of the ship was completely uninhabitable.
It took the ship almost a month to return to its port of call, but by the time it arrived the war was in full swing. The ship, due to its severe damage, could not be restored or even repaired to fighting condition and was instead scrapped. Kinsaka, because she was one of a small number to survive, was reassigned to another squadron due to her combat experience; but the events of the attack on her fellow countrymen and the loss of so many had already steeled her resolve to not only protect her nation but also to continue pressing forward.
Because of her occupation as a starship operator, she was assigned to a battlegroup that later took the battle to the SMX. This is where she stayed for the remainder of the war and also until YE 33 when she was made an officer and given control of her squadron of four Plumeria Class Gunships where she demonstrated the ability to use tactics and strategy to not only overwhelm but also outwit Mishhu forces but this always led to the loss of at least one ship.
During a short prelude between the first and second war, Kinsaka meets and married a civilian technician by the name of Jusaha Nimane, who had caught her eye during a shore-leave, this marriage resulted in her feeling even closer to her country and to her own crew. A short while after they married they adopted two young twins who go by the names of Hikaru and Hikari. This was also around the same time that Kinsaka chooses to move into an NH-29H.
During the Second Mishhuvurthyar War, she demonstrated great tactical and strategic knowledge when she managed to save her squadron from being destroyed during the Battle of Yamatai, although her squadron did suffer in terms of crew casualties including one ship losing most of its bridge crew. Shortly after the Battle of Yamatai, her squad was assigned to help with the retaking of colonies taken by the NMX during the war. Unfortunately, the war has cost this young Neko more than just members of her crew, as her husband had been killed on Yamatai during a brief invasion of the surface; although her two children survived the battle, they were left with permanent scars.
In YE 36, she was promoted to Taisho and given command of the 9th, her old squadron was assimilated into the 9th and serves as her primary means of moving about; she rarely stays in one place for very long as she has learned long ago that being on the front lines with her soldiers inspires them. In the same year, she chooses to undergo the upgrade to the NH-33 Eihei so that she could perform her duties better than before.
She treats all of her subordinates with the kind of respect and humility she would want in return, and never raises her voice in anger unless a soldier makes a mistake that can lead to death. Kinsaka was exploring the idea to serve the Star Army of Yamatai in different areas and was informed by Star Army Personnel Command that a position as deputy-director would come available at Star Army Medical Administration. With the help of Star Army Training Administration to get up to speed with medical and finding a replacement to fill her shoes in the Ninth Fleet. She eventually succeeded to move to the position of deputy of Star Army Medical Administration in YE 39, whereas Suigetsu Kyōku took over the position as the new fleet commander of the Ninth Fleet.
Kinsaka was involved in many projects that would improve the quality of medical equipment, ships, and personnel. During the Kuvexian War she was involved in the temporary field hospital deployment at Nataria after the Third Battle Of Nataria and greatly responsible for operational medical coordination when ships returned from Battle Of Glimmergold that had soldiers who were either wounded in various levels of severity and/or traumatized. In YE 43 she accepted the position of director of Star Army Medical Administration and hopes to continue her work to improve the medical aspects of Star Army of Yamatai.
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