The Star Army
Main Article: Star Army of Yamatai
Main Article: Star Army of Yamatai
Star Army Science Officers are highly trained and highly knowledgeable from their studies. Scientists may work on the bridge to assist in interpreting sensors and scanners there but are more often seen with away teams to assist and study that which they find. As a trained Star Army science officer progresses throughout their career, they may come to specialize within a particular field.
The most influential work a Star Army scientist does is often done in the ship's downtime when studying what was procured during a mission or working on making one of their hypotheses into a working theory.
A great science officer should be the go-to person for solving many of the ship's problems and will find the answers to those questions by employing the scientific method, reasoning, and inventiveness. They are also the go-to person for handing back samples and can often be found in the science sections of the ships during the appropriate periods for being at work during the ship's schedule.
Educational Facility 1 on Ketsurui no Iori and Star Army Academy on Yamatai (Planet) are the primary locations for teaching science officers in the Star Army of Yamatai. On top of the standard times for basic, training in the scientific field takes between 9 and 10 months depending on the species being trained, as per the training curriculum.
Scientists gained a major upgrade to their toolkit in YE 43 with the addition of the Star Army Science Pad and Kit Type 43 an Multi-Role Science Drone Type 43. Scientists are often seen wearing white lab coats to avoid staining of their duty uniforms or interaction of its components with the sometimes volatile substances of their work.
There is a list of minor products for the sciences, Star Army Minor Science Equipment. This includes simple products like labware and glassware.
A trained Star Army science officer will have general knowledge in a large breadth of disciplines. Though later in their career a scientist may begin specializing, Star Army scientists just out of scientific training will be generalists, both knowledgeable and capable in all of the following areas:
This is a great position for a character that wants to investigate old lore and create new lore through their player character!
Science Officers need to know science, physics, etc, well enough IRL to allow their characters to be able to use it in game. This should require considerable work on the player's part, and there should be few science officers because of this, but ultimately that should be why science is the 'fast track' in Yamatai's Star Army. The amount of things a science officer can do in this setting is staggering! Ship design is probably the most popular but there is also forensics. Bypass razorwire by throwing a blanket over it, remind the captain that trying to put out an electrical fire with any Fire Extinguisher 🧯 that uses water will only cause more damage, navigate the ship when it has been damaged by putting on a space suit and using a scanner, find out where the assassin fired from by looking at the impact angle and depth of their bullet holes, stop a sulfuric acid leak with a chocolate bar, and generally look for ways to apply science skills to the problems being faced by the crew. Most of the time tech inconsistencies and super-science shouldn't even be an issue.
These are the characters currently listed as Star Army Science Officers.
|Page||SAOY Assignment||SAOY Rank||SAOY Occupation|
|Adelphress Svenghouli||Fort Victory Reserve Center||Santô Hei||Star Army Science Officer|
|Aradia Shan||YSS Kanagawa||Jôtô Hei||Star Army Science Officer|
|Bjarnison Sigurd||Central Fleet Depot||Nitô Hei||Star Army Science Officer|
|Blesi Ingrid||YSS Heartbreaker||Nitô Heisho||Star Army Science Officer|
|Calandri Valtok||YSS Wakaba||Nitô Hei||Star Army Science Officer|
|Darnell Carlisle||Fort Victory Reserve Center||Santô Hei||Star Army Science Officer|
|Doctor Thaddeus Hemlock||YSS Eucharis||Nitô Hei||Star Army Science Officer|
|Fuyu 'Codetalker' Kanoe||YSS Eucharis||Santô Hei||Star Army Science Officer|
|Hara Yuri||Star Army Reserve||Jôtô Hei||Star Army Science Officer|
|Higashi Takumi||YSS Eucharis||Shoi||Star Army Science Officer|
|Hotaru||YSS Wakaba||Santô Hei||Star Army Science Officer|
|Iemochi Seinosuke||Shosa||Star Army Science Officer|
|Indira Vaikar||Santô Hei||Star Army Science Officer|
|Ishikawa Chiasa||YSS Soyokaze||Taii||Star Army Science Officer|
|Itakori Imakiri||YSS Eucharis||Santô Hei||Star Army Science Officer|
|Kahen Yani||YSS Aeon II||Taii||Star Army Science Officer|
|Kawa Euikoshi||YSS Resurgence||Ittô Heisho||Star Army Science Officer|
|Mihral Lekos||Ittô Hei||Star Army Science Officer|
|Monomonoi Ko||YSS Integrity||Santô Hei||Star Army Science Officer|
|Motoyoshi Sayuri||Star Army Reserve||Taisa||Star Army Science Officer|
|Okada Saaya||YSS Korifumi||Chui||Star Army Science Officer|
|Oshiro Masumi||Star Army Science Officer|
|Radcliff Yingzi||YSS Mazu||Shoi||Star Army Science Officer|
|Rawkem||Chusa||Star Army Science Officer|
|Ryu-Mizumitsu Yukio||Rikugun Base Fujiko||Taisa||Star Army Science Officer|
|Saito Miyoko||Task Force Lantern||Shoi||Star Army Science Officer|
|Saoirse Axilya||Fort Victory Reserve Center||Shosa||Star Army Science Officer|
|Seki Hana Mina||YSS Kōun||Ittô Heisho||Star Army Science Officer|
|Shiro Ichiko||Vicky||Taii||Star Army Science Officer|
|Sonoda Takashi||YSS Aeon II||Nitô Hei||Star Army Science Officer|
|Takagi Miyuki||YSS Asamoya||Ittô Hei||Star Army Science Officer|
|Takaramono||Nitô Juni||Star Army Science Officer|
|Takeda Sayako||YSS Kōun||Chui||Star Army Science Officer|
|Tanaka Shina||Task Force 0||Shosa||Star Army Science Officer|
|Tankyusha "Tank" Hitotsu||Fort Victory Reserve Center||Santô Hei||Star Army Science Officer|
|Toranaga Siyun||YSS Integrity||Nitô Hei||Star Army Science Officer|
|Tsuki Hitohoshi||YSS Sakura II||Nitô Hei||Star Army Science Officer|
|Yamada Himeko||Fort Tokyo||Santô Hei||Star Army Science Officer|
|Yuukito Ayame||Fifth Fleet||Santô Hei||Star Army Science Officer|