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 ====== Nekovalkyrja ====== ====== Nekovalkyrja ======
-Nekovalkyrja (pronounced "Nay-ko-wul-ku-ree") are the cat-eared clone soldiers of the [[:Yamatai Star Empire]]. It is common for them to be be referred to as "nekos."+Nekovalkyrja (pronounced "Nay-ko-wul-ku-ree") are the cat-eared clone soldiers of the [[faction:yamatai_star_empire]]. It is common for them to be be referred to as "nekos." In [[language:Yamataigo]] they are called 猫ワルキューレ (nekowarukyūre).
-{{stararmy:uniforms:duty:duty_uniform_operations_itto_hei_neko.png?150  }}+{{stararmy:uniforms:duty:duty_uniform_operations_itto_hei_neko.png?150}}
-==== Core Concepts ====+All Nekovalkyrja citizens of Yamatai, regardless of their origin, are subject to a mandatory 3 years of military service in the [[stararmy:start]], or the equivalent in direct service to the Yamataian government.
 +The main subspecies of the Nekovalkyrja is the [[species:nekovalkyrja:nekovalkyrja_type_33]], but many other subspecies and types were used in the past.
 +Most development and production of Nekovalkyrja is overseen by the [[stararmy:occupations:director_of_star_army_personnel]].
 +===== Core Concepts =====
   - Nekos are always female.   - Nekos are always female.
-  - Nekos are primarily soldiers of the [[:Star Army of Yamatai]]. They're made to be warriors (hence the "valkyrie" name).+  - Nekos are primarily soldiers of the Star Army of Yamatai. They're made to be warriors (hence the "valkyrie" name).
   - Nekos usually have catlike ears, which may or may not be covered in fur ("Neko" means "cat" in Japanese).   - Nekos usually have catlike ears, which may or may not be covered in fur ("Neko" means "cat" in Japanese).
   - Nekos brains have computer-like capabilities such as wireless communication and software downloads.   - Nekos brains have computer-like capabilities such as wireless communication and software downloads.
   - Nekos can fly and hover around, so they are not impeded by terrain.   - Nekos can fly and hover around, so they are not impeded by terrain.
   - Because Nekovalkyrja are typically created via artificial means, this means they usually do not have a childhood. Sometimes the resulting lack of life experience can make them seem naive.   - Because Nekovalkyrja are typically created via artificial means, this means they usually do not have a childhood. Sometimes the resulting lack of life experience can make them seem naive.
- +  - Nekovalkyrja are considered a species, not just equipment. More on this below. 
-Using a Nekovalkyrja body is like wearing the uniform of the Star Army of Yamatai.+  - They can have tails, but this is optional. Currently it's uncommon but tails are making a comeback.
 If you're interested in playing a Nekovalkyrja character, see [[guide:creating_a_nekovalkyrja_character|Creating a Nekovalkyrja Character]]. If you're interested in playing a Nekovalkyrja character, see [[guide:creating_a_nekovalkyrja_character|Creating a Nekovalkyrja Character]].
-==== Generations of Nekovalkryja ==== +===== History of the Nekovalkyrja ===== 
-The idea of a generation is human concept that doesn't apply neatly to Nekovalkyrja because they can produce at a young age, and (as you notedthey are a very young race in general, with Nekovalkyrja not even being heavily mass-produced until somewhere around YE 20meaning most Nekovalkyrja are younger than 15If I had to break down Nekovalkyrja into generationsit would be by model numbers or by the wars they were produced for.+Originally, the Nekovalkyrja series was developed by [[faction:yamatai:pnugen_corporation]] for the Uesureyan Empire. Later, Nekovalkyrja production was assumed by the [[corp:ketsurui_zaibatsu]]. 
 +Nekovalkyrja were first created by The Pagoda no Uesureya Genetics Corporation ([[faction:yamatai:pnugen_corporation|PNUgen]]). These first “nekos”, the NH-2 types, had been created to counter the new “Seraph” organic weapons when the [[faction:yamatai_star_empire]] had been at war with the [[faction:elysia:elysian_celestial_empire]].  
 +Notable NH-2 included: 
 +  * [[characteR:Eve]] 
 +  * [[character:yui]] 
 +  * [[character:Ketsurui Yuumi]] 
 +Yui and Yumi were raised as babies, but later Nekovalkyrja were generally created as full adults. The first attempts at trying to make an artificial mind template for Nekovalkyrja who weren't raised as children were mixed bag - some of themlike Eve, were psychopaths. 
 +PNUgen, following on their success, created the [[species:nekovalkyrja:nh-7]] Nekovalkyrja II, which saw even more production – and were eventually purchased by the WickedArms Industries Corporation and Ketsurui Heavy Industries, whom began producing NH-7 variants. 
 +In [[timeline:ye_22]], PNUgen produced the NH-10 Nekovalkyrja III ("NH-X"and made them available as elite units to the Star Army of Yamatai. See: [[species:nekovalkyrja:nh-x]] 
 +In [[timeline:ye_22]]shortly after the NH-10 finished its long development, WickedArms followed up with the [[species:nekovalkyrja:NH-12]], a miniature neko model designed as a personal assistant. They saw extensive use as pilots of [[stararmy:equipment:lamia_m1_space_mecha]] during the [[timeline:events:second_draconian_war]]. 
 +The Star Army Research Administration, a branch of the Ketsurui Zaibatsu, eventually produced the [[species:nekovalkyrja:nh-17]] Nekovalkyrja V from YE 23 to 27producing in the span of four years a number of four-and-a-half-trillion models; making them the most common series yet which came in the 17R (regular), 17S (stealth) and the 17T (telepathic) variants. 
 +The NH-17 was the main Nekovalkyrja of the [[timeline:events:first_mishhuvurthyar_war]]. 
 +The NH-22 Nekovalkyrja types, instead of seeing mass-production, only lasted for a prototype phase before they branched off into two variants whom became types of their own: The NH-22M Nekovalkyrja VIoriginally designed to assemble most the the NH-17’s variants under one powerful package, was perfected and reclassified as the NH-27 Nekovalkyrja (Type 27); The NH-22C Nekovalkyrja VI, designed to be a civilian unit capable of child-bearing instead of a military-grade machine, was reclassified as the ‘Yamataian’ race under Nekovalkyrja Re-integration Plan. The [[species:nh-22c]] were strongly advocated by the Yamataian Government to diminish the number of Nekovalkyrja combat units in an effort to integrate them into society when the Yamatai Star Empire was not in a state of war.
-  - Original prototype weapons (YuiYuumi) +In [[timeline:ye_28]]the NH-28 Nodal Integrated Weapon System saw the field. Rather than being an actual living creaturethe [[species:nekovalkyrja:nh-28_niws]] pushed the weapon-aspect of the Nekovalkyrja series to the hiltcreating a cold killing machine designed as a ruthless counter the Mishhuvurthyar.
-  - Early NH-2 models for sale (EveMeni, Mani, etc) +
-  Initial mass production NH-7 (Elysian wars Chaos Hive Waretc) +
-  - Second Draconian War (Jaaq'tah) - trillions of NH-12 and NH-17 produced +
-  - First Mishhuvurthyar War - trillions more NH-17 +
-  - Second Mishhuvurthyar War - NH-29 +
-  - Present generation - NH-33+
-==== Models of Nekovalkyrja ====+The NH-29 (now known as the [[species:nekovalkyrja:nh-29]]) was made by the [[stararmy:sara]] as an answer to the NH-22C/Yamataians, so that the Nekovalkyrja could continue their own species instead of being absorbed by another. The NH-29 was based on the NH-17, but does not share most of their combat capabilities, settling for a revised, more robust physiology and relying more on power armor to provide for their fighting capabilities. The NH-29 was the standard model Nekovalkyrja body used by the [[stararmy:start]] until its replacement by the [[species:nekovalkyrja:nekovalkyrja_type_33]] around [[timeline:ye_34]], making it the primary Nekovalkyrja serving throughout the [[timeline:events:second_mishhuvurthyar_war]]. See also: [[species:nekovalkyrja:signaler]] for a special variant.
 +The [[species:Nekovalkyrja:Nekovalkyrja Type 33]] design process began around the same time that the [[species:nekovalkyrja:nh-32]] was started in [[timeline:ye_32]]. The NH-3x as it was called was also influenced by the shifting role of the [[species:nekovalkyrja:nh-29]], becoming the primary ship-borne troops and the [[species:nekovalkyrja:nh-32]] specialized for Infantry. This shift is why the Tennyo is no stronger than the [[species:nekovalkyrja:nh-29|NH-29]]. With the NMX manufacturing their own [[species:nekovalkyrja:nh-29|NH-29]] as soldiers and infiltration personnel, the designers wanted NH-33 easier to identify, starting with a change in the hand structure. Also a number of internal systems were modified, namely the cardiac and respiratory were based on the [[species:minkan]]. The respiratory system was upgraded with the ability to store oxygen, to help improve survivability in situations where a ship's structural integrity was compromised, specialized for space service, and equipped with several security enhancements. 
-The [[stararmy:nh-33]] model is the most common, followed by the [[stararmy:nh-29]] and the [[stararmy:nh-27]]. The [[stararmy:nh-28_niws]] is uncommon but still in limited service. All other nekos are either extremely rare or obsolete and replaced.+The reason the new NH-33 is called the Tennyo is to distinguish from the [[species:nekovalkyrja:nh-32]]. Tennyo means Celestial Maiden, in Yamataian, and given that the NH-33 is primarily for Shipboard service, the name was considered descriptive of the new role.
-    * NH-1 PNUgen “[[species:geshrin]]” or “Warmaiden” +The Designers from [[stararmy:sara]] and [[corp:ketsurui_zaibatsu]] carefully considered the various attributes of the various NH-Series to come up with a homogenous design. As the design work went on into the following year the project was renamed the NH-33. It became available in late [[timeline:ye_33]].
-    * NH-2 PNUgen "Nekovalkyrja" +
-    * [[:nh-3]] Mage +
-    * NH-4 PNUgen Controller +
-    * NH-6 PNUgen "Bubblegunner" (smaller ID-SOL-type with personal forcefield) +
-    * [[stararmy:nh-7]] PNUgen/WickedArms "Nekovalkyrja II" +
-    * NH-8 PNUgen Shadowshifter +
-    * NH-9 PNUgen Weapon +
-    * [[:nh-x|NH-10]] NH-X Twin Nekovalkyrja +
-    * NH-11 PNUgen Shadowshifter II +
-    * [[:nh-12]] “Mini-Nekovalkyrja” +
-    * NH-13 Shadowshifter II +
-    * NH-16 WickedArms "Bubblegunner II" +
-    * [[stararmy:nh-17]] "Nekovalkyrja V" +
-    * [[:nh-18]] Adaptive Weapon +
-    * NH-19 Experimental Nekovalkyrja used for hybridization +
-    * NH-20 Experimental Nekovalkryja +
-    * NH-22 Experimental remake of NH-17 +
-      * [[stararmy:nh-22c|NH-22C Yamataian]] +
-      * NH-22M +
-    * [[:nh-23]] Ketsurui Empress' Nodal Nekovalkyrja +
-    * NH-25 Advanced version of NH-17 Nekovalkyrja (Mishhu hybrid) eg: [[character:pumpkin]] +
-  * [[stararmy:nh-27]] (Samurai Type) +
-  * [[stararmy:nh-28_niws]] +
-  * [[stararmy:nh-29]] +
-  * **[[stararmy:nh-31]]** (most common male/civilian type) +
-  * [[stararmy:nh-32]] (Prototypes only) +
-  * **[[stararmy:nh-33]]** (most common female/military type)+
-Originally, the Nekovalkyrja series was developed by [[yamatai:pnugen_corporation]] for the Uesureyan EmpireLaterNekovalkyrja production was assumed by the [[yamatai:ketsurui_zaibatsu]]. +[[corp:ketsurui_zaibatsu]] was surprised by the trend of [[species:nekovalkyrja:nh-29]] having younglingsBecause of this trendthey decided to give the [[species:nekovalkyrja:nh-33_tennyo]] the freedom of choice regarding having children, without requiring a body transfer.
-==== Obtaining or Keeping a Nekovalkyrja Body ==== +In [[timeline:ye_35]], the Nekovalkyrja collectively were recognized as legitimate species instead of just military equipment (bodies) being used by soldiers. Prior to thisthe soldiers had no rights to their bodies. The ruling, //Imperial Decree 20: Imperial Stance of the Rights and Restrictions on the Nekovalkyrja Species//, was made by [[character:Ketsurui Himiko|Her Imperial MajestyEmpress Himiko I of Yamatai]]:
-The requirements for obtaining Nekovalkyrja bodyaccording to Yamataian laware:+
-1. Being citizen of the Yamatai Star Empire is prerequisite to use of Nekovalkyrja body. Any Nekovalkyrja who changes allegiance to another nation must return the Nekovalkyrja bodyFailure to do so is a capital offense.+"It is our view that the Nekovalkyrja, being creature which can be created by not only by production but by natural birth, is indeed a species and we hereby decree that the whole Empire must treat it accordingly, and that the citizens of the Yamatai Star Empire who possess NH-29 or NH-33 body are given the same rights are freedoms with one exception: as a military species created to be the protectors of Yamatai, we also declare all Nekovalkyrja citizens of Yamatai, regardless of their origin, are subject to a mandatory 3 years of military service in the Star Army of Yamatai, or the equivalent in direct service to the Yamataian government. This maintains the "veteran" status of the race which Taisho Yui explained is so highly revered amongst the Nekovalkyrja. This decree does not interfere with the Star Army of Yamatai's ability to produce Nekovalkyrja; the Star Army must continue to produce new Nekovalkyrja in any manner it sees fit."
-2. A Nekovalkyrja body may obtained by an employee of the Star Army of Yamatai or other government services with approval of the director or manager of such service when use of Nekovalkyrja bodies are justified (e.g. National Police may use Nekovalkyrja bodies because of the chance of combat).+In [[timeline:ye_36]], the Star Army introduced the [[species:nekovalkyrja:nekovalkyrja_type_33a]]. This larger body type was intended for service in the [[stararmy:Rikugun]].
-3. Certain models of Nekovalkyrja bodies (such as stealth models), designated by the Star Army of Yamatai, must be relinquished prior to separation from the military.+===== Other Nekovalkyrja Subcultures ===== 
 +These are types of Nekovalkyrja that have branched off over the years.
-4. For the purposes of this bill, Nekovalkyrja refers to:+==== Niko Yârme ==== 
 +The Niko Yârme (Free Neko) are the smallest population in the [[faction:hidden_sun_clan]]. They currently number less than 300 members.  
 +Niko Yârme which literally translates to Neko that are freed, or Free Neko for simplicity.
-  * NH-2 series +The Niko Yârme are the surviving members of [[guide:nmx_nekovalkyrja|NMX Nekovalkyrja]] on Aetheric Haven.. After the bombardment they rebelled from their NMX masters, and spent their time trying to survive on a devastated world. They were discovered by members of the [[plot:searching_hawk]] on a training mission. They were given a choice they could return to the [[faction:yamatai_star_empire]] or remain with the clan as [[faction:hidden_sun_clan:slaves]] until they could gain citizen status. More than half of the survivors chose to go to Yamatai. The rest some 250 opted to remain with the clan.
-  * NH-7 series +
-  * NH-17 series +
-  * NH-18 +
-  * NH-22M +
-  * NH-27 series +
-  * NH-28 series +
-  * NH-29 series +
-  * NH-33 series, and +
-  * Future Nekovalkyrja+
-On keeping a Nekovalkyrja after Star Army service:+All Niko Yârme have [[species:nekovalkyrja:nh-29]] bodies. They possess all of the standard abilities. The Niko Yarme chose to not return to Yamatai. The main cause was they genuinely fears for their lives if they returned. They did not want to be forced to serve in another military. Their ordeal of surviving after the bombing of [[planet:clandream]] made them fairly independent and resourceful. They have a strong sense of community. 
-NH-29s (excluding the S [stealthmodels) will be allowed to keep their body on retirement, although it is strongly encouraged to switch to Yamataian so you can have babies instead of just youngling clones. The NH-29 reproductive functions are are for raising troops, not for raising a family. Former soldiers that keep their neko bodies may be recalled to the military in times of national crisis.+==== NMX Nekovalkyrja ==== 
 +The [[faction:Mishhuvurthyar:NMX]] made its own Nekovalkyrja after capturing some production facilities during the [[timeline:events:Second Mishhuvurthyar War]].
-NH-29s naturally born as younglings to NH-29 mothers are allowed to keep their bodies but if they keep them they are eligible to be subject to a military draft in wartime. +See: [[guide:nmx_nekovalkyrja]]
 +===== OOC Notes =====
 +This page is maintained by [[user:Wes]].

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