The YSS Yu-gumo was a Takumi-Class Expeditionary Command Cruiser built at Ketsurui Fleet Yards at Yamatai in YE 29. The vessel’s commanding officer was Motoyoshi Kiyoko, Shosa. The ship bore the registration of NJ-X5-01, meaning it was the first cruiser of the Fifth Expeditionary Fleet of the Star Army of Yamatai. However, the Yugumo was destroyed with all hands by the YSS Izumi in response to an uncontrollable Mishhu infestation after a skirmish with an SMX battlegroup.
This plot-ship is a social plot focusing on an exploration mission far beyond the current sphere of the empire’s influence. Out nearly a hundred light-years from home a crew sets out to discover new worlds, new cultures, phenomenon and each other.
The play is primarily Single Post, with the occasional Joint Posts when players are available. One of the goals of the GM’s is to create an atmosphere capable of catering to a variety of schedules. With the focus being on the social events and character development, if you miss a JP or the occasional opportunity to SP it is easy to get reintegrated. We understand everyone has a life, however keep in mind, while we do try to give people the opportunity to post we will post around those who go absent. If you get behind or are going to be out, give one of the Game Masters a heads up and we will accommodate you.
Koyanagi Mayumi has served the Star Army of Yamatai honorably for many years. She was promoted upon return to Yamatai to the rank of Taisho, and charged with the command of putting the Fifth Expeditionary Fleet of the Star Army of Yamatai back together.
Following the conclusion of the ceremony commemorating the life of her former friend and commanding officer; Taisho Ketsurui-Motoyoshi Katsuko, Mayumi has taken on a new task; the difficult supervision of the construction of the Takumi Class Expeditionary Command Cruiser. Under the direction of SARA a project is developed which will take one of these new vessels, the YSS Yu-gumo, on a mission built around the basis that this new cruiser was designed to conduct long-ranged missions. The mission is to explore a region of space far from the Imperial Core.
As leader of this renewed Expeditionary Fleet, Mayumi selected Motoyoshi Kiyoko Shosa, the daughter of the infamous late Taisho Motoyoshi, who after a extended leave of absence to properly grieve her mother and comrades has returned to take on the task of commanding the ship.
The following is a layout of the events roleplayed aboard the YSS Yugumo plotship, beginning on February 27th, 2007.
Chui Caine Ionoche
Chui Creighton Marks
Chui Camellia Sarri
Santô Hei Kanai Kiyoe
Santô Hei Tesuro Urameshi
Santô Hei Akira Sasaki
Santô Hei Kigetsuki Kishou
Nitô Hei Roken Techard
Ittô Heisho Xanatos Zarthe
Santô Hei Minori Yuki
Chui Itkatsu Kiyoko
Santô Hei Dirj Lorne
Ittô Heisho Kobayashi Ichiro
Nitô Heisho Nicholas Saiga
Faction: Star Army of Yamatai Species: Warship Integrated Electronics System (WIES) Synthesized NH-29 Appearance: Yugumo is a very unique individual. She has white shoulder length hair, purple eyes and a powered-pale completion. Dress: White Paneled, Skirt-Style Star Army Uniform
Personality: Yugumo is kind, compassionate individual. She is protective of her crew, and treats them all with a gentle, yet encouraging manner. Being the synthesized body of the Yugumo's AI she can generally be found around the commanding officer, but frequently makes visiting other areas of the ship a priority.
Personality: Ritsuko has been aboard the Yugumo since its performance trials. A graduate of the Kyoto War College she has had connections to the Fifth Expeditionary Fleet through some field training she done during her junior year. A quick made friend of Creighton Marks and Motoyoshi Kiyoko. Ritsuko is a party-loving girl, and is frequently in attendance at the enlisted commons, claiming their bars are livelier than those servicing the officers onboard.
Notes: Ritsuko is the duty officer for the second (Beta) shift.
Faction: Star Army of Yamatai Species: NH-29 Sprite Appearance: Plum has taun skin, dark blue hair with bright purple frosted tips. She has a short adolescent-like stature, and bright purple eyes. Dress: Plum wears a custom purple paneled body skirt uniform which she and Poma designed. Personality: Plum is kind and energetic, shes always talking about something. She is stationed with Poma on the Yugumo's bridge at the Operations station along with Poma, her companion and whom she refers to as “Sis”. Plum has a history of driving men crazy; her tendency to get touchy with Poma has caused more than its share of incidents involving crew members.
Faction: Star Army of Yamatai Species: NH-29 Sprite Appearance: Poma has taun skin, dark blue hair with dark red frosted tips. She has a short adolescent-like stature, and has pomegranate red eyes. Dress: Poma wears a custom dark-red paneled skirt uniform which she and Plum designed.
Personality: Poma is a curious inquisitive individual, she is very sensitive towards the needs of Plum and other members of the crew. She is a shoulder to cry on, and can cheer just about anyone up. She is stationed along with Plum at the Operations station on the bridge. She has the hots for Sarri-Chui.