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Hinomaru Sunrises II

Hinomaru Sunrises is a reboot of the plot started by Andrew in 2021 following the conclusion of the Resolutions Of The Ghost. The focus of the plot is the exploration and colonization missions to rimward regions outside of the Kikyo Sector. It started in early 2022.

Hinomaru Sunrises
Hinomaru Sunrises Plot Logo
Faction Yamatai Star Empire
Game Masters Andrew, Yuuki, Miyako
Pacing 1-2 Single Posts per week
Accepting Players Yes
RP Rating

Plot Overview

In YE 44 the planning for a historical colonization and exploration mission beyond the Kikyo Sector began. The Star Army of Yamatai's new re-established Fifth Expeditionary Fleet and First Expeditionary Fleet would embark along with a collective of civilians from the Yamatai Star Empire and other factions on this epic adventure. The story will focus on members of the Motoyoshi Clan, as well as the YSS Mazu (Ship of Focus).

The sector of space the fleet is destined to go is the Kosuke Sector.

Getting to the Plot

The Fifth Expeditionary Fleet has a division called the Colonial Tail which has Starchaser III-Class Ferry devoted to service back and forth from Yamatai Star System, Motoyoshi Colonial Sector, and Nataria. All transports go to Port Jiyuu which will serve as a new player integration area before they join the YSS Mazu.

Important for This Plot.

Plot Navigation
Plotship YSS Mazu
Secondary Plotship YSS Battle Of Ayenee Capital City Will be mainly NPCs and a small group of selected characters
Forum Link Hinomaru Sunrises Forum
OOC Thread OOC
Current RP Mission 1 - Our Point of Origin


The History of Hinomaru Sunrises II:

Timeline Highlights:

M1:Missing Parts

The First Mini-Mission. Takes place in YE 45.1, just before Mission 1.

Chui Ellie Vixx on Gemini Star Fortress was distraught, there had been a mix-up with Star Army Logistics on the Star Fortress, because some critical parts for the new hyperspace drive on Port Jiyuu went missing. This threatened to hold up the whole mission because without those parts the fleet cannot leave the Jiyuu System. Thankfully Ellie spotted Alina Shanui, Motoyoshi-Igarashi Yue and Savannah Madsen as they waited for their shuttle to join their assigned ship. She recruited them to assist in recovering the critical parts.

After successfully following the trail of breadcrumbs and interactions with some of Gemini Star Fortress's personnel, the trio was able to locate the missing parts. The parts were incorrectly delivered to the YSS Resurrection Of Taiie, and were successfully recovered and delivered to Port Jiyuu in time to prevent a delay in the fleet's departure. Alina Shanui, Motoyoshi-Igarashi Yue and Savannah Madsen were rewarded by Taisho Ketsurui-Motoyoshi Katsuko for their efforts.

Mission 1: Our Point of Origin

The First Mission of the plot. Takes place in YE 45.1.

Alpha Team1) gathered on the YSS Mazu for the Departure Of The Combined Colony Fleet. The crew finalized departure and flight pre-checks under the supervision of Taisho Shimizu-Motoyoshi Akina (清水本吉明菜) and Taisho Ketsurui-Motoyoshi Katsuko. Thanks to the contributions of all involved the fleet successfully departed the Jiyuu System. The launch of the mission was also covered by Star Army News Distribution and Reporting Agency2).

All members of Alpha Team were awarded the Colony Fleet Departure Package for being present.

Characters Wanted

  • Star Army Science Officer personnel. Away Teams will be science and first-contact-focused.
  • Bridge Crew and Related MOS. Some of these personnel may end up part of Away Teams.
  • Vetted Civilian Diplomat (To represent in First Contact Situations)


Our plot is testing a new points system. The way it works is posts have a points value. The more you participate in the plot, hop onto mini-missions, or participate in events the more points you get. The points accumulate over time and you can cash them in to get cool gear, entertainment rewards, trinkets, and even mission-critical advantages in upcoming scenarios. If you miss out on something don't worry, there will be plenty of other opportunities.

The Story Behind Hummingbird Points

Before the historical colonization mission began Taisho Ketsurui-Motoyoshi Katsuko and Taisho Shimizu-Motoyoshi Akina (清水本吉明菜) came up with a fleet currency system using Hummingbird coins to reward crew members for staying committed to duty and performing extraordinary acts. The coins could be used to get cool gifts from the Taisho and would help ease the stresses of what was expected to be an extremely long voyage away from the Kikyo Sector.

Hummingbird Points

Here is some information about the value of hummingbird points.

Hummingbird Points
Points Value Event Type
1 Point Per Post Main Mission Posts3). The more rounds we get in, the more points we get. So poke the people who don't post.
5 points Monthly Main Mission Award4)
Points by Difficulty5) Mini-Missions6)
Points by Difficulty7) Plot Events
1 Point Per Post Participate in an Open RP with your Hinomaru Sunrises Character (Exception - YE 44 Year End does not count.)
Bonus Points8) Improve or Create Wiki Pages for places visited in the plot, Recruit a new player to Star Army for this plot. 9)

Spending Hummingbird Points

The points shop will open shortly. So check this page regularly! Prizes will include everything from gear, to mission advantage items.

Hummingbird Points Rules

The Rules are as follows:

  1. You must post in the main plot for the current 7-day period before being eligible for any other points.
  2. GM can revoke points for behaviors that harm the community. (Be kind to each other and helpful to new players)
  3. For those with multiple characters in the plot. Only one character can gain points for a mini-mission.
  4. Keep track of your prize items in your character inventory.
  5. Don't sweat it if you miss some mini-missions or an event, there will be lots of opportunities to get points.

Other Incentives

Other gear and loot will be given out at the discretion of the GMs. Here are some of the loot given out so far.

YSS Mazu Roster

YSS Battle Of Ayenee Capital City

A Few Rules

Just some rules we've come up with to help this plot move smoothly.

  1. The new trendy overly “ethical” and “legal mechanics” are not welcome in this roleplay.
  2. Please ensure the control of PANTHEON's responses are left to the GM.
  3. If you are going to be absent from the plot for more than 7 days, please let the GM know.
  4. Remember to interact with other players, not just the GMs.
  5. Social side threads are welcome. Just make sure any NSFW goes under the YSE Adult RP forum.
  6. Do not introduce rogue elements to the roleplay without the permission of the GM.

Plot Reviews

Our Report Card:

OOC Notes

Andrew created this article on 2022/12/28 23:03.

Plot logo made in Midjourney Bot, by Andrew.

OOC ManagerAndrew, Yuuki, Miyako
OOC ThreadOOC Thread
Last Checked2023/01/17
Characters WantedStar Army Science Officers and Personnel
Starship Operations and other Bridge Personnel
Chief Medical Officer
Vetted Civilian Diplomats
The player characters of the plot
You must post in the main mission's current 7-day period prior to being eligible to post in Mini-Missions
You must post in the main mission during all 7 day periods for 1 month
5) , 7) , 8)
GM Determined
You must of posted for the current 7-day period to join a mini-mission
Must be Approved in NTSE (wiki) and determined valid by the GM. Player must be new to the site and character approved.

plot/hinomaru_sunrises_ii.txt · Last modified: 2023/01/17 17:06 by yuuki