Mikasa Sorano-Taisho is a Nekovalkyrja, Type 33 in the Star Army of Yamatai. She is the Fleet Commander for the Second Expeditionary Fleet which she commands from the Libra Star Fortress. Sorano was a both a Non-Player Character and a player character played by Nashoba, and was adopted by Yuuki as part of the NPCs in the Second Expeditionary Fleet1).
|Nekovalkyrja, Type 33
|28 yrs Born YE 03
|1.6 meters (5 feet 3 inches)
|48 kilos (~105 pounds).
|81 cm (B cup)
|Star Army of Yamatai
|Second Expeditionary Fleet
Height: 160cm (5' 3”) Mass: 48kg (105lbs) Measurements: Bust: 34 Waist: 24 Hips: 33 Bra Size: 34 B
Build and Skin Color: Sorano has the typical well toned but shapely build of a NH-29. Her skin is a redish brown, or copper toned complexion. #B87333
Facial Features and Eye Color: Sorano has dark blue almond shaped eyes. She has typical NH-29 facial features. Her eyebrows are just a shade lighter than her hair.
Ears: Sorano has the traditional Neko style ears.
Hair Color and Style: Sorano has straight sandy brown hair. When left free it hangs down to her belt. When on duty she wears it in a braid.
Personality: Sorano is typically soft spoken; when angered it only shows in her voice which becomes devoid of all emotion. Growing up on Yamatai (Planet) and witnessing the numerous battles fought over the planet, she quickly learned that one must fight to protect what one loves. Sorano loves flying,and prefers actual fighters over power armors. Sorano enjoys challenges, the harder the better. She sees them as a means of improving herself, by pushing herself. This is also often how she grooms those under her command. Sorano understands the concept of sacrifice, but does not believe in needlessly wasting lives. Her preferred method of attacking a problem is to come at it from a tangent. This is also true in how she looks at engaging her enemies.
Likes: Sword fighting, Iaijutsu, meditation, whiskey, flying, zero gravity acrobatics, printed books, and collecting handguns and swords
Dislikes: Wasted resources, unimaginative people, planet side duty, overcooked food, doctors.
Goals: Serve and Preserve the Star Army of Yamatai, perhaps someday she will retire and setup a dojo of her own.
Member of Mikasa family
Sorano was born on Yamatai (Planet) in YE 03 to her parents Amida, and Etsu Mikasa. She was born NH-1 Human. While serving in the SAoY she would upgrade to the NH-17 Nekovalkyrja in YE 23 to be a better soldier. Later on she upgraded again to the NH-29 in YE 29.
Sorano's family lived in Pagoda no Uesureya. Her father, Amida, was a soldier, and her mother stayed at home to take care of her and her little brother. Sorano was your typical military brat, and quite the tomboy. She got into her fair share of fights, something that Etsu was greatly displeased with. Sorano got her love of flying from her father; when he was home on leave he would take her flying in his personal aircraft. In YE 14 at the age of 11, Sorano lost her father during the Second Elysian War. His death had a profound affect on her, and she vowed to one day serve the Empire as her father had.
Needing to provide for the family; her mother, Etsu, became an employee of PNUgen Corporation and in YE 18 the family moved to Ketsurui no Iori when her mother transferred jobs to Ketsurui Zaibatsu. During this time, Sorano had to take care of her brother Kisho as well as attend classes.
Even before Sorano's preliminary education came to a close in YE 21 she started making inquiries about the military. On the day of her graduation Sorano signed up to enlist in the newly formed Star Army of Yamatai. It was during this time she displayed an aptitude for fighters, both atmospheric and space. During the Fourth Elysian War in YE 23 she was promoted to Shoi and given command of her own fighter squadron. In YE 25 Sorano served aboard a Kyoto-class Carrier and commanded a wing of fighters along with being promoted to Taii. During the start of the first Mishhuvurthyar in YE 26 her unit was frequently in the thick of combat normally providing support for battle groups.
During YE 27 Sorano continued to climb the ranks, in part due to her skills, and due to the heavy losses the Star Army of Yamatai experienced during the protracted campaign at Xyainbor. In YE 28 she rose to the rank of Taisa and was given command of her first carrier, a Byakko-class carrier.
In YE 29 Sorano chose to upgrade to a NH-29 body to better serve the Star Army of Yamatai. She also was promoted to Shôshô and given command of her own battle group. She would lead her group through many battles until the end of the war against the Sfrarabla Mishhuvurthyar Xhrafuklurp (SMX) in YE 30.
At the start of YE 31 Sorano was considering either taking an assignment as the Commandant of one of the Star Army of Yamatai training centers or retiring. However, she discarded that idea when the Second Mishhuvurthyar War broke out. Later she was assigned to the position of Taisho of the Second Expeditionary Fleet.
YE 33 Sorano visited Veronica aboard the YSS Yamato to observe the installation of 2XF defenses for the system. In the Fifth month of the year, the 2XF launched a major assault against the NMX forces blockading the North Gate.
Sorano is fluent with 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. Sorano is fluent in Nepleslian and Yamataian. She can speak and write both correctly and efficiently and can write reports, fill forms, issue orders under fire, etc. Sorano is also proficient in Telepathy.
Sorano received hand-to-hand combat training, followed up with a rigorous training program. She is skilled and experienced in combat both in Yamatai-like conditions and in zero-gravity, with and without weapons. Weapons she is trained in include energy pistols, knives, and power armor. Sorano has also received training in the use of swords, she specialized in the Katana.
Sorano has an in-depth understanding of operating any computer system that uses the Kessaku OS, found on all Star Army vessels, bases, and installations. She is proficient in entering and/or searching for information.
Sorano received basic mathematics training, to including up to algebra and trigonometry in her primary education. During her time in the service she has taken additional training in calculus, spatial geometry.
Sorano was never a starship pilot, however when her duties over the years moved her out of the cockpit to the bridge of a ship. It required her to become proficient with some aspects of starship operation. Sorano was not content with only a parital familiarity, so she would spend her free time improving her skill and learning each station. Later as her responsibilities went from command of a single ship, to a squadron and later a fleet, she expanded her training with courses from Kyoto War College.
Sorano early in her career was at home in the cockpit of a fighter. She enjoyed the challenges of spacial combat. She is trained in launching and landing fighters on starships, and planets. She is talented at combat both in an atmosphere and in zero gravity.
Sorano is familiar with the prescribed principles of Leadership. Rising up through the ranks she found herself being placed in a leader role. She excelled at the challenges of command. She is a good judge of character, and has a knack for motivating her people. She prefers to encourage creative solutions to problems, and to the orders she gives. Sorano often uses a failure as an opportunity to teach.
All items in the section below come with a belt pouch, case, sheath or holster as applicable.
These items are expendable and can be reissued whenever needed. These will not need to be returned.
Kept on a wooden stand in her cabin, when not worn or in use.
Mikasa Sorano is currently a Taisho in the Star Army of Yamatai. She receives a Monthly salary of 22675 KS. Sorano keeps her money in a bank account with the National Bank of Yamatai. Her SAoY KS Card is programmed to allow her to access both her bank account and her payroll account, so that she can transfer cash and check balances easily. She also carries a procurement card to purchase things for the fleet.