A ship is never just a ship. Facts about the ISS Shiori are below.
|Namesake||Shiori, means “guide” in Yamataigo (邪馬台語)|
|Owner||Motoyoshi Eidan in the care of Motoyoshi-Ieyasu Taro|
|Operator||Motoyoshi-Ieyasu Taro and Hired Crew, Takeda Fleet|
|Port of Registry||Amatsu-Motoyoshi "Port Hachidori", Jiyuu II Orbit|
|Home Port||Jiyuu III (Jiyuu)|
The ISS Shiori was constructed in early YE 42, it was the prototype model of what would become the Misha-Class Explorer. It was given to Motoyoshi Eidan in the care of Motoyoshi-Ieyasu Taro, under the direction of the Motoyoshi Clan. The ship is designed and modified to be a functional home and live experience classroom dedicated to the education of Motoyoshi Eidan.
The ISS Shiori's ship patch is below.
The ship's patch features the mon of the Motoyoshi Clan as well as the iconic hummingbird design that was featured on the logo of the former Fifth Expeditionary Fleet with an image of the ship nestled between two wings. The symbols invoke nostalgia and important historical references for the Motoyoshi Clan.
The playlist for the ISS Shiori will expand as time moves forward.
Shiori crew duty uniforms, part of their standard issue, consist of a jumpsuit in dark grey, bearing the Takeda Fleet emblem on the right shoulder, and the Shiori ship's patch on the left. Yugumo Corporation rank insignia are worn on the jumpsuit. When outdoors planetside, a black beret with the ships patch on the flash is worn as headgear. Coveralls and security response armor are also dark grey and have the same patches and insignia. Flight suits are dark grey with light purple panels and dark purple trim.
Dress uniforms are a modified version of the Star Army Duty Uniform, Type 35. It is dark grey where the Type 35 is Star Army Regal Blue, having a dark purple panel with lighter purple trim. Cadet Blue items are instead black. The field uniform is a field jacket and cargo pants both in black. Rank Insignia are worn on the epaulettes of both. Like the other uniforms, the Takeda Fleet emblem is on the right shoulder, and the mission patch on the left.
In YE 41, Motoyoshi Eidan and his father Motoyoshi Tio were granted protection and welcomed back into the Motoyoshi Clan by Ketsurui-Motoyoshi Katsuko. Efforts were made to protect Motoyoshi Eidan from Motoyoshi Kiyoko and her Tange followers who wish to capture, kill or possibly use Motoyoshi Eidan for anti-Yamatai Star Empire propaganda on Jiyuu III (Jiyuu) and other former United Outer Colonies worlds.
Reluctantly in YE 42, Motoyoshi Tio accepted the plan of Ketsurui-Motoyoshi Katsuko to have Motoyoshi Eidan placed in the care of retired Star Army of Yamatai Shôshô, and Motoyoshi Clan legend Motoyoshi-Ieyasu Taro.
Ketsurui-Motoyoshi Katsuko required that Motoyoshi-Ieyasu Taro would provide Motoyoshi Eidan an education that taught him about the Yamatai Star Empire and molded him according to the Motoyoshi Clan Traditions And Philosophies and lead him to a career in the Star Army of Yamatai. The concept of the ISS Shiori was devised by Motoyoshi-Ieyasu Taro who said, “Eidan will know Yamatai because he has seen Yamatai. Eidan will understand the universe because he's truly experienced it.” The Shiori would become the vessel that would provide the means for this hands-on education that would hopefully mold Motoyoshi Eidan into a possible future leader for the Motoyoshi Clan and avoid the shameful path of his father, Motoyoshi Tio.
Motoyoshi-Ieyasu Taro, being a veteran of the Fifth Expeditionary Fleet played a key role in the colonization and exploration of many Planets. He in addition to teaching Motoyoshi Eidan about the Yamatai Star Empire, also wished to share his passion for exploration and pioneering in the expanses of the frontier.
It would be vitally important the right people would be chosen to join the crew of this new ship, and that modifications would be made to ensure reasonable security in case Motoyoshi Kiyoko or her followers ever found them.
The ISS Shiori was constructed and launched in early YE 42. More history will follow.
These modifications have been made which vary from the original design of the Misha-Class Explorer.
The following compartments have been added or modified:
A sealed and access-controlled panic room designed for the protection or escape of Motoyoshi Eidan in the event of an emergency or the ship is compromised. The room has its own independent life support, emergency supplies and secured crawlspace access to the Armory in the next compartment over. The crew has been trained that if a situation occurs that the number one priority of every on the ship is to get Eidan to the secure room, at any cost. (The security system uses Forcefield-Nested Isolation Doors to secure the compartment.)
There is an additional Ge-X3300 - Type 33 Escape Pod in this compartment.
In addition to emergency supplies for Eidan, two of the EM-J6-1 "Rayleigh" security androids onboard stay in here in standby mode, in their Anthroform Drone Berth, Type 42s. If an alert happens, they will deploy from this room and commence security procedures. If Eidan is in the secure room, the androids will be outside, blocking the entrance with their shields and covering the corridor outside with their rifles.
The Armory is secured behind Forcefield-Nested Isolation Doors and is access-controlled. The room is fully stocked with weapons and equipment for use by Taro and his associates. As in the secure room, a pair of security androids wait here in their Anthroform Drone Berth, Type 42s in standby mode to deploy in emergencies.
The classroom is a state-of-the-art learning center designed to incorporate multiple volumetric interfaces and media as well as virtual reality for enhanced visualization. The integrated projection system allows the entire structure of the room to become the medium for presentations, remote viewing of music and art performances and even attendance to various classroom environments at different academies across the Yamatai Star Empire.
The curriculum designed for Motoyoshi Eidan, in addition to the standard academics, includes submissions from several members of the Motoyoshi Clan which share their testimony of non-classified procedures and experiences in the Star Army of Yamatai.
The lab is set up as an infirmary and basic medical bay. Most of the science gear typically found in the lab that isn't needed for medical treatment has been moved to the classroom for educational purposes, with the philosophy that anything interesting enough to analyze in the lab would have an educational benefit for Motoyoshi Eidan if he could observe and participate. This also made room for the ATMC Ke-J1-E3301 - Autonomous Configurable Medical Unit unit and Treatment and Examination Bed. A EM-J5-6a - FARS GP with appropriate medical accessories attached is on duty in the lab at all times.
Cargo One has been modified to include a small civilian power armor storage bay that uses the already in place airlock structure.
Some of the systems of the ISS Shiori have been modified or upgraded from the original design of the ship.
The ISS Shiori is far from being a warship, but it has been equipped with some small weapons to defend itself in an emergency.
Some additional add-ons to the ship.
Shuttles and vehicles on the ISS Shiori are listed below.
The Shiori and its crew are well stocked and supplied with equipment and consumables:
The Armory is stocked with the following items:
The ship's repair drones and an engineering assistant drone are generally stationed in this area until needed. The EM-J4-M3503 Docking Stations for the EM-J4-2a MARI (Space) are attached to the walls in here.
While a Misha-Class Explorer is almost fully automated and requires a crew of only one, it has five stations: