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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.”
Using a Nekovalkyrja body is like wearing the uniform of the Star Army of Yamatai.
If you're interested in playing a Nekovalkyrja character, see Creating a Nekovalkyrja Character.
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 noted) they are a very young race in general, with Nekovalkyrja not even being heavily mass-produced until somewhere around YE 20, meaning most Nekovalkyrja are younger than 15. If I had to break down Nekovalkyrja into generations, it would be by model numbers or by the wars they were produced for.
The requirements for obtaining a Nekovalkyrja body, according to Yamataian law, are:
1. Being a citizen of the Yamatai Star Empire is a prerequisite to use of a Nekovalkyrja body. Any Nekovalkyrja who changes allegiance to another nation must return the Nekovalkyrja body. Failure to do so is a capital offense.
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).
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.
4. For the purposes of this bill, Nekovalkyrja refers to:
On keeping a Nekovalkyrja after Star Army service:
NH-29s (excluding the S [stealth] models) 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.
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.