|25 (born in YE 04)
|5'9“ (175 cm)
|175 lbs (79 kg) - including cybernetics
|Yamatai Star Empire
|none currently, former Fleet Admiral, Star Army of Yamatai, Third Expeditionary Fleet
Henry's loyalty to the Star Army of Yamatai was once again tested when Ketsurui Yui ordered all personnel who were not Nekovalkyrja nor Yamataian to leave the Star Army. The multi-cultural Third Expeditionary Fleet was once again crippled, this time in the name of military efficiency rather than Elysian terrorism. Furious, Henry began packing his bags.
average, un-athletic build, Asian skin tone
stern face with Asian features, one brown colored eye and one cybernetic eye
black, cut short in the back and large bangs covering forehead
cybernetic right arm and right eye, small birthmark on center of the brow (between eyebrows), egg-shaped scar on right outer thigh
Henry likes his chosen career, but he is not an ambitious person by far. His personality tends to make him blend in rather than stand out, which suits him just fine. An introvert, he rarely seems interested in socializing. It is therefore not surprising that Henry does not have many friends, although he is very loyal and forgiving to the ones that he has. However, even when a complete stranger challenges him to a round of a computer game that he likes, his friends can see his one organic eye light up with excitement.
Chinese food, novels, computer games, dogs
corporations, un-necessary violence, people who judge him based on his (rather un-appealing) appearance
Henry doesn't care for goals, unless it involves liberating a town taken over by marauding orcs (don't ask)
Henry was born in YE 04 on Democratic Imperium of Nepleslia, into one of the few surviving Chinese communities on the crime-infested planet. His grandfather was a retired police captain and a prominent member of the local community. Henry's parents moved to Yamatai (Planet) to work for PNUgen Corporation when Henry was still very young, leaving him in the care of his grandparents.
When Henry was 10, criminals with a grudge against his grandfather threw a hand grenade into Henry’s room. The resulting explosion cost Henry his right arm and his right eye, and left an ugly scar on his right thigh. He was fitted with cybernetic replacement parts.
The incident made his parents realize that it was safer for Henry to live with them. And thus, Henry moved to Yamatai (Planet), where he flourished in PNUgen Corporation's educational facilities. However, when Henry's training was complete, to the complete surprise of his classmates and despite the objections of his parents, Henry refused the position offered to him at PNUgen Corporation and enlisted with the Star Army of Yamatai.
During YSS Celia's failed away mission to Kohana, hostile natives set off an EMP explosion, and Henry was caught in the blast, and then teleported far away from his team by the same natives. Partially crippled without the use of his arm, Henry was rescued by a group of friendly native monks, who called themselves the Kee'Awloo. In addition to replacing the equipments that he and his assistant had lost to the explosion, the monks outfitted him with replacement cybernetic parts, which were coated with a material that only the monks knew how to make: Terrainium.
From his previous encounters with the monks, Henry knew that Terrainium was flexible yet virtually indestructible. However, the monks warned him of a “hidden weakness” of the material, and refused to divulge any details.
Henry's loyalty to the Star Army of Yamatai was tested when negotiations with Kohana failed, and the same monks that had helped him were caught in the crossfire. Nevertheless, Henry returned from the planet and accepted the command of one of the Celia's escorts, the yss_jade.
When an Elysian terrorist attack crippled the Third Expeditionary Fleet and killed almost all of its high-ranking officers, Henry became one of the few officers left alive who is familiar with the 3rd XF's operations, having the good fortune of being transferred away to the YSS Yui of the First Expeditionary Fleet some time before the attack. He reluctantly accepted the responsibility of piecing the 3rd XF back together.
The Phods of Ohara enthusiastically received the Yamataian diplomats. Since then, Ohara was officially inducted as a member state of the Yamatai Star Empire, and trade has flourished between Yamatai (Planet) and Ohara.
Some time after the first contact mission with Essia, Henry annouced his resignation from the Star Army of Yamatai. The officially stated reason was to be closer to his family and to begin an academic career on Yamatai (Planet), but rumors say that Henry quit over disgust toward Ketsurui Yui's Nekovalkyrja-centric policies.
Henry is semi-retired and is currently living on Yamatai. He has returned to college to study archeology.
Henry has shown an affinity for computers since an early age, and has received extensive instruction in the field of computer programming and operation, both from his family members and his teachers at PNUgen Corporation. Henry's specialty is security maintenance, both in programming and in computer networks. He is capable of operating any computer system that uses the Kessaku OS, found on all Star Army starships.
Henry has maintained and upgraded his own cybernetic parts for many years. Like most Nepleslian who grew up in a privileged environment, Henry's very comfortable working with and tinkering with machines of all types. His training in software development gave him a good understanding of key engineering principles. He has also developed an interest in starship construction recently.
Henry is familiar with basic radio operation and procedures and can make transmissions to and receive transmissions from other characters through headsets, starships, power armor, and shuttles in both combat and non-combat conditions. Henry is fluent in English. He can speak and write both correctly and efficiently and can write reports, fill forms, issue orders under fire, etc. Due to his upbringing, Henry is also fluent in conversational Mandarin Chinese, and can read printed Chinese writing. However, his writing skill in this language is highly suspect.
Although Henry has only received minimal formal combat training, his upbringing under a retired police chief gave him some minor skills in hand-to-hand combat. Though hardly muscular, his cybernetic right arm and his knowledge of human pressure points can make him a dangerous opponent. He has received combat training both in Yamatai-like conditions and in zero gravity, with and without weapons. He is trained in the use of energy pistols, knives, and power armor.
Due to his education in computer science and his interests in computer security, Henry has an advanced understanding of mathematics. He has studied multi-variable calculus, differential geometry, number theory, and cryptography.
Shy since birth, Henry has only received minimal training in public speaking and other leadership skills, although he is learning quickly due to his current position in the Star Army of Yamatai. Henry attempts to compensate for his perceived lack of charisma by leading by example, with both his work ethics and his ability to stay focused under pressure.
After leading a few first contact missions, Henry has become nearly proficient in the duties of a Yamataian diplomat. Despite the fact that his upbringing taught him little in the ways of social and conversational skills, or perhaps because of this, Henry is tactful and circumspect when he speaks. He is eager to bring more worlds under the Yamataian banner, and is motivated in improving his skills in this area.