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Sanda Hoshi

Sanda Hoshi is a player character played by Cowboy.

Sanda was voted Best Player Character of 2023 by Star Army's members!

Sanda Hoshi
Species & Gender: Nepleslian Female
Date of Birth: 27 years old
Organization: Star Army of Yamatai
Occupation: Star Army Infantry (Ranger Qualified)
Rank: Ittô Heisho
Current Placement: Resurgence Of Yamatai
Orders: Orders


Physical Description

Height: 5'11“

Weight: 145lbs

Hair color: Long dark brown wavy hair usually tied up in a pony tail.

Skin color: Very tan.

Eye color: Dark green.

Body type: Tall and fit. Very strong, even for her size.

Distinguishing features: Has several tattoos. A single thunderbolt over her left eye. She has a second tattoo of bolt of lightning that starts at the back of her neck and splits three ways. Two of the ways travel across her back and shoulder blades to and down her arms ending at the wrists. The third split goes down her spine where it splits in two just above her lower back and travels along her hips like a belt before falling down her legs to end at the ankles. The tattoo is truly a work of art as it catches the light it actually looks like electricity is flowing through her body.


Likes: Cooking, gardening, marshal arts, dancing, rock and roll music, any kind of blades, thunderstorms, playing with her niece.

Dislikes: Bullies, smug people, overly timid people, waiting for combat to start.

Personality: Sanda Hoshi is very loyal to her friends and family. She is typically friendly with people, but won't really open up until she's gotten to know them. She could be described as a bit of a hot head at times. She refuses to back down from a challenge which has gotten her in trouble before but she is someone who will stick by you no mater what trouble your in.

When in the field or on a mission she becomes very serious and has little to no patience for any joking or unnecessary talk. When in actual combat, A certain joy of being in battle comes over her. She loves being pushed to the limit in a fight and will give every fight every ounce of her being to win.

Bionics: Right shoulder and arm. Has increased strength and sensors that can read what weapon she has in her hand. Left Eye has infrared, magnification, low light other vision options. It also ties with her arm and whatever weapon she is holding to give her increased accuracy and quicker aim times.


Sanda Hoshi was born in YE 18.

Sanda and her older sister Estrella fled Neplesla when they were very young due to the violence and infighting between the Reds and Greens on Nepleslian. Their family supported the Reds but could see that the Reds had little chance of wining so they sent their daughters to Yamatai.

In school, Sanda stood out among the other kids. She had a tattoo on her face and was far taller than all the other kids. Estrella, who was six years older tried to help her sister, but Sanda was just too much of a hothead and wound up getting kicked out of several schools. She eventually got mixed up in a gang. Nothing serious, but she did get in some major trouble. She was on her way to get in some very serious trouble when fate intervened.

Sanda was quite skilled with a knife and had a natural ability to move about quietly. Her gang decided that they were going to ambush someone and rob them. They chose what they believed was an easy mark. A Joto Heisho wearing an eye patch and with an arm in a sling came out of a pub one night. Sando, along with 3 others ambushed the lone man. Moving with incredible speed, the one eyed Joto Heisho knocked out the first attacker before pulling out a bayonet and parrying Sando's blade. Sando held her own but she soon found herself alone as her companions had either been knocked unconscious or had fled, leaving her alone. Much to her surprise, the one eyed man took her to a medic to get her cleaned up then walked her home. He said he was impressed with her fighting skills and said she should join the Star Army and put her skills to good use.

For about a month that one eyed man, who's name was Trowa Yamamoto stopped by her house to check on her, but to also check out her older sister Estrella. Sanda finally decided that she would enlist and see if it was worth her time. It was.

Sanda was a natural fighter and the Star Army took that raw skill and refined it into a fine weapon. She specialized in hand to hand combat and with blades. She finished boot camp just in time to attend her sister's wedding to Trowa. She also had a talent for recon and scouting which she was recommended and took the advance recon training.

Despite the age difference, Sanda and Estrella are very close. They share a love of baking and cooking, which they do together as much as possible.

Enlisted in YE 36 right after her 18th birthday.

PR History

YE 42 Kikyo Sector Bar Sanda goes through the Kikyo sector on her way to her first ship assignment. She meets Tatsugami Kozakura and Kwabba-an Ternifac-xuralkhi Whom she befriends.

Battle of Glimmergold Sanda took part in the Battle of Glimmergold, along with the two friends she had made before, Kwabba-an and Kozakura. Together, the three of them took over the control room of the scrapyard station then defended the ship against boarders. During this fight, Sanda injured her right shoulder and then made it worse by continuing to use it.

MISSION 1: HOMEWORLD After the Battle of Glimmergold, the crew of the new found YSS Resurgence visited the Imperial Palace and was charged by the Empress herself to travel around the Yamatai Empire and see how things were going now that the war was over. During the this time Sanda met her sister who had made for her a replacement cybernetic shoulder and arm, as well as a cybernetic left eye. There was also a train ride, a dinner prepared that no one ate and a rescue mission where Sanda missed all the action.

In 3月 YE 43, she was promoted to the rank of Nitô Hei.

Rescue on Hanako's World Sanda took part on a rescue mission to Hanako's world, where she and her crewmates rescued two lost soldiers, one of whom, Asakura Yayoi would join the crew of the Resurgence. On this mission, Sanda developed a great respect and admiration for the ships new XO, Koyama. She would also meet and butt heads with another new crewmember, Thaddeaus Maximus, who would cause no end to grief for the young Ranger.

MISSION 3: RESCUE AT ANISA Shore leave, shopping and a rescue mission. New crew members join the Resurgence.

MISSION 4: THE HAND THAT FEEDS A crew crises involving a smoke grenade pushes Sanda's annoyance with Thaddeus to the breaking point. The crew then attacks and destroys a Kuvexian cruiser. The Resurgence lands on the planet Valaad (An Rhy) where Sanda is given her first taste of command and appointed an acting NCO by Koyama. It's during a look around the local market place that Sanda learns that her parents, whom she hasn't heard from in 20 years, are alive. Although they were not in town, Sanda leaves her com number with a local to give to her parents when they return. Sanda, emotionally and physically stretched to the breaking point, has to correct a new team member, Frank Sterling. Frank, takes issue with Sanda's correction and tempers fly.

Candy Festival While on shore leave Sanda attends the Candy Festival on Yamatai. There she runs into Thomas Canterbury, a distant cousin by marriage, and Setsunu Meiosei. She also meets an extremely shy man named lane_ruskin, whom she talks with and then inspires to enlist.

In YE 44.1 she was promoted to Ittô Hei.

YE44.2 Applied and was accepted to Giretsu School. Went to Giretsu School and graduated. Later during changes to MOS, this became her Ranger Qualification. Mission to Pisces Station for IRC. Sanda ran into Caffran and the two really hit it off before the Res was sent on a rescue mission deep in unknown space on a machine moon. It was a failure of a mission, at least in Sanda's eyes. They were able to save several Nep crew but lost two Res crew in the process.

YE44.4 Return to Pisces Station for some much needed R&R after blotched mission turns into a nightmare as Giant Roaches attack pub. Sanda very nearly has a breakdown but is comforted by Caffran. The two wind up spending a lot of time together and swap knives, an old Nep tradition of engagement, although nothing is said about it.

Paperwork finally came through from Giretsu training and Sanda is promoted to Jôtô Hei.

YE44.5 Very long mission, birthday party, truth or dare party, new crewmembers and another trip to a machine planet.

YE44.7 Rescue mission to a new civilization entering the Kikyo sector, the Norian. Sanda risks her life using an Aether blade unshielded to cut doors to allow Norians to escape and receives an unhealthy dose of Radiation.

YE44.9 Attends Canterbury Clan Christmas party with Caffran and sister. Becomes officially engaged to Caffran.

YE45.0 A very long chapter. First, Sanda is ordered to arrest Iemonchi, which she does although she is disturbed by the order. Then the Resurgence heads to Gashmere, the Kodian home planet, to give assistance after a terrorists attack. They engage the terrorists but are unable to stop them from blowing up an ST center. When the Resurgence leaves, Sanda requests to stay behind to join an anti-terrorists unit to restore the honor of the ship. Instead, she is forced to fight one dirty trick after another in order to try to stop an asteroid from crashing into the planet. She is forced to kill a bunch of Kodian civilians who were under a mind control. The terrorist were never found. Sanda is then promoted to Nito Heisho, a promotion she has been longing for and returns to the Res.

YE45.4 Sanda assists in the search for the YSS Wakaba. There are several fights against Mishhu before the Wakaba is found. Once it is found, Sanda and the away team board an enemy cruiser and steal its Aether Generator to fix the Wakaba. They then must fight their way through a Mishhu fleet to a wormhole where they escape.

YE45.4 The Resurgence crew meet the Empress again along with Mistress-Taisho Yui and are awarded the Yui Blood Medallion, the highest award the Star Army gives. Sanda would later also receive the Order of the Blazing Sun for that same mission for her individual heroism and valor.

YE45.7 The Resurgence discovers a supposedly abandoned space station. After exploring it, it is discovered that many different species are in stasis aboard the station and have been so for hundreds, even thousands of years. Mishhu forces attack and the Resurgence repels the attack.

YE45.8 The Resurgence investigates an abandoned NMX base that turns out to be not so abandoned. Sanda has the red mist descend after seeing (what she thought) the Resurgence destroyed. Sanda also receives a beautiful sword from last chance salvage and asks Koyama to train her. The training is far tougher than Sanda thought.

YE45.9 Some much needed rest. A flight in a thunder storm then a soak in the Onsen helps bond Sanda with her roommate's. Caffran surprises Sanda by showing up unexpectedly and asking her to marry him right away. Taking advantage of the Empresses Holliday gift, Sanda receives a beautiful wedding dress and finally gets married.

Social Connections

Family: Sister: Estrella Yamamoto, Brother-in-law: Yamamoto, Trowa, Niece: Elanor Aeon

Husband: Caffran Canterbury

Friends: Brother-in-laws cousins: , Thomas Canterbury, Jacob "Lucky Jack" Canterbury II Met them at her sister's wedding. Along with Setsunu Meiosei. She ran into Thomas and Setsunu at the candy festival. Ran into Caffran at the Pisces station International Relations Conference. The two really seem to have hit it off but duty called Sanda away before they could go out.

Kwabba-an Ternifac-xuralkhi AKA “Music Bug” a very shy musician that crossed paths with Sanda before her first deployment. Despite her timidity, Sanda has taken Kwabba under her wing and looks out for the shy musician.

Asakura Yayoi Fellow Ranger aboard the Resurgence. One of the few people Sanda completely respects and trusts to have her back.

Koyama XO of Resurgence and friend of Sanda. One of the few people Sanda genuinely likes and respects.

Daughter's of Yamatai: Daughters of Yamatai

Skills Learned


Sanda is a natural fighter. She fought in a gang before joining the Star Army where her raw talent was refined into a skilled soldier. In addition, Sanda has had further training in CQC actions to enable her to be more effective when unarmored, and has received advanced weapons training to allow her to function with a wide range of weapons in the field. (Star Army Basic Infantry Training/Star Army Reconnaissance Training) She is especially skilled with a knife and her marksmanship is good enough to be a dedicated sniper but she prefers close range combat.

Survival and Military:

Sanda has a high level of survivability in the case they are cut off away from the main force. This includes but is not limited to the creation of shelters, hunting, cooking, trapping and other essential skills. Sanda can also accurately report their findings despite adverse conditions, enemy presence and technological restrictions. This means that the Ranger must have an excellent memory and be able to identify and approximate the amount of enemies in a glance. (Star Army Reconnaissance Training)


As there is a lack of support and increased personal risk in the line of duty of a Ranger, split second decisions can mean the difference between operational success and failure much more often than standard Infantry and Pilots. Rangers are expected to consistently display excellent logic in the face of adversity.


Sanda has a proficient understanding of psychology, unit cohesion, mental attrition, demoralization, and psychological warfare. Star Army Rangers are expected to apply their understanding of psychology to their actions in the field for the benefit of the Star Army.


Sanda loves to cook. She has quite an array of culinary delights and enjoys cooking for friends. She says that chopping vegetables in the kitchen is where she first discovered her love of knives.


Item Description Reason Date
Yui's Blood Medallion This soldier is recognized for extraordinary service that positively affected the future of the entire Star Army. For Rescuing the YSS Wakaba YE 45
Order of the Blazing Sun This soldier is recognized for extraordinary service that positively affected the future of the entire Star Army. For Rescuing the YSS Wakaba YE 45
TOMOYO'S KIKYO For sustaining serious injury during battle with hostile forces YE 45
TOMOYO'S KIKYO For sustaining serious injury during battle with hostile forces Mission 9 YE 45
Rescue Ribbon Rescued Personal from Hanako's World YE 43
Rescue Ribbon Rescue of Hidden Sun Clan hostages YE 44
Rescue Ribbon Rescue of Nepleslian Allies YE 44
Rescue Ribbon Rescue of the Seelie citizens of Yamatai YE 45
Rescue Ribbon Rescue of YSS Wakaba and its crew YE 45
Rescue Ribbon Mission 9: rescuing citizen's YE 45
Rescue Ribbon Mission 10 YE 45
SURVIVAL AWARD For surviving a significantly difficult survival situation in a hostile environment. YE 45
Red Tessen Combat on Gashmere with Res YE 45
Distinguished Career Award Served for over 3 years YE 44
Experience Award Served on 5 missions YE 44
Experience Award Served on 10 missions YE 45
Tenure Award Served for over 1 year YE 44
Capture Award Capture of a Kuvexian Baroness YE 44
Capture Award Machine Moon Samurr YE 44
Capture Award Capture of NMX Reactor YE 45
Capture Award Mission 10 Capture of NMX Equipment YE 45
Recruiting Award Recruiting ___ YE 44
Gashmere Humanitarian Assistance Medal Part of Task Force Piglet YE 45
Glimmergold star Battle of Glimmergold YE 42
Kuvexian War Service ribbon Kuvexian War YE 42
Norian Arrival Humanitarian Assistance Medal Operation: Fireplace YE 44
Third Mishhu War Third Mishhu War YE 45
Combat Kuvexian War:Glimmergold YE 42
Combat Boarding Kuvexian Cruiser YE 43
Combat Kuvexian War:Hanako's World YE 43
Combat boarding action against pirates on Hidden Sun Clan Ship YE 44
Combat Against Virus creatures YE 44
Combat Aboard SS SPARK YE 44
Combat Machine Moon Samurr YE 44.6
Combat Fight on Gashmere with Res YE 45
Combat Fight Against Terrorist: Taskforce Piglet YE 45
Combat Fight Against Kuvexians YE 45
Combat Fight Against Mishhu Rescuing Wakaba YE 45
Combat Combat against Mishhu YE 45
Combat Combat against Mishhu YE 45
Exploration Tr'Pocka System YE 44.6
Exploration Machine Moon Samurr YE 44.6
Exploration Kepler's Find System YE 445
Exploration Travel through Wormhole to find YSS Wakaba YE 45
Exploration Mission 9: Concordant Space Station YE 45
Exploration Mission 10: Mishhu Facility YE 45
Service Award Completing a Mission: Glimmergold YE 42
Service Award RESURGENCE OF YAMATAI - Rescue of Norian Refugees YE 44.7
Service Award Task Force Piglet: Honeybear YE 45
Service Award RESURGENCE OF YAMATAI - MISSION 7: Great Seelie Rescue YE 45
Service Award RESURGENCE OF YAMATAI - MISSION 8: Search for Wakaba YE 45
Service Award RESURGENCE OF YAMATAI - MISSION 9: Rearmament YE 45
Service Award RESURGENCE OF YAMATAI - MISSION 10: Lost Souls YE 45
Lapel Ribbons

Lapel Ribbons

Power Armor


Sanda Hoshi has the following items:

Aside from the Standard gear given to New recruits, Sanda has a Special combat knife that was a gift from her sister and brother in law when she finished special recon training. The plasma revolver was also a gift from her sister and brother in law after the battle of Glimmergold.

* SiZi Model 38 Special Duty Revolver

* Ke-M2-W3703 Special Operations-Derived Combat Knife X2

Sword “Arc” a beautiful katana that Sanda acquired during a salvage giveaway.

* Nekovalkyrja Service Pistol, Type 33

Inventory & Finance

From Year end festival free salvage giveaway

*Control panel, cracked (YE 42 Salvage Giveaway, TC: 16-16, IC: 297-697-31)

*Cryogenically frozen Helashio slave (With collar and remote, with instructions.) (YE 42 Salvage Giveaway, TC: 31-92, IC: 2909-3829-120)

*Propellant Tubes (YE 42 Salvage Giveaway, TC: 45-22, IC: 1047-981-62)

*Hatch from a ship (YE 42 Salvage Giveaway, TC: 10-58, IC: 637-2551-67)

*Nutritional Supply Pack (Functional) (YE 42 Salvage Giveaway, TC: 83-12, IC: 970-585-86)


Vixen T4-2 Command Aeroshuttle

Medium Jewelry Box (Expensive Jewelry)

Multi-Function Bracelet

Civilian Conversion Bringer of Thunder

Pack of seeds from hydroponic vessel

Unique Yamataian Sword “Arc”

OOC Notes

Cowboy's first female character, Sanda was inspired by Sailor Jupiter from the anime show Sailor Moon.

In the case Cowboy becomes inactive:

  • Can this character be used as an NPC by a GM or FM? YES
  • Can this character be adopted after I am gone for a year? NO
Character Data
Character NameSanda Hoshi
Character OwnerCowboy
Character StatusActive Player Character
Current LocationYSS Resurgence
PlotsGirestu School: Class 27, Resurgence Of Yamatai, Task Force Piglet
Harm Limitinjuries only
Star Army Personnel Database
SAOY Career StatusActive Duty
SAOY RankIttô Heisho
SAOY OccupationStar Army Infantry
QualificationsGiretsu, Giretsu
SAOY AssignmentYSS Resurgence
Assigned QuartersCabin 5 (Deck 4)
BattlestationPower Armor Bay
Battle BuddyAsakura Yayoi
SAOY Entry YearYE 36
DOR YearYE 45
DOR Month6

characters/yamatai/hoshi_sanda.txt · Last modified: 2024/02/08 13:12 by cowboy