Sci-fi roleplaying and worldbuilding community

User Tools

Site Tools


Motoyoshi Tachiko


Tachiko was named Motoyoshi no Suzuran (本吉の鈴蘭), the Lily of the Valley of the Motoyoshi Clan by Motoyoshi-Ieyasu Taro. In Hanakotoba, the language of flowers in Yamataian Culture, the Suzuran, or Lily of the Valley, means “Sweet,” an apt description of her demeanor.

Physical Description

Distinguishing Features: Bears all standard corporate and military identification tattoos and markings. Tachiko elected to retain her Type-17 markings after being upgraded, though she still has the newer-type markings on her foot as well. Her Neko-type ears have tawny fuzz on the dorsal, with longer, black fur inside, and she has upgraded to standard human-type hands and has no tail.


Pre-Stasis Personality

Tachi, one of her monikers, TT being another, is friendly enough, but somewhat introspective and quiet. She is extremely loyal, hardworking, and unfailingly polite and professional, being highly disciplined and a bit of an introvert. She is approachable, and personable in conversation, but otherwise keeps to her work. Without exception, Tachiko holds impeccably to the uniform standards. In private, she tends to dress traditionally, favoring Yukata over other clothing, unless the situation dictates otherwise

She is not overly concerned about her appearance; she is quite attractive by any standard, but, then again, so are about all Nekos. Her rigorous program of physical conditioning further improves on this, but she is little aware, or, at least, gives little indication of being aware, or of caring. In fact, pointing such a thing out embarrasses Tachiko, irrespective of the fact that she shares most of the typical Nekovalkyrja drives. She is fond of quiet pasttimes, such as reading and yoga.

There are only two things about which Takeda “TT” Tachiko gets truly excited: cooking, and new medical tech. Gourmet cooking is Tachi's form of artistic expression, and she can easily break her calm veneer when presented with a new or better recipe (especially in the hands of someone she knows). Advances in medical science absolutely drive her crazy. She subscribes to all of the feeds and magazines and scholarly journals on the subject, monitoring the field closely. If one were to get her started on the subject, it is difficult to get her quiet or to change it.

Post-Stasis Personality

Though as resilient as any of her sisters, Tachiko was not unchanged by the events leading to her going into stasis, nor the long gap of missing time from extended cryosleep. The world she awoke to was almost alien to her, and though Tachiko is curious and inquisitive, the lack of continuity makes the state of her former interests unsettling. She's baffled by the advances in medtech, and has difficulties adjusting to the new ways of filling her old role. If anything, it's pushed her in other directions, embracing the more martial and primal aspects of being a Nekovalkyrja. She's still otherwise mostly herself, if suffering from a bit more angst and ennui, though these feelings urge her to be more driven in exchange, rather than succumbing to them.

Although she was always interested in traditional Yamataian Culture, and was an unquestionably loyal citizen of the Yamatai Star Empire, Tachiko doubled down after her revival from stasis. She is now intensely passionate about bushidō and Shintoism, and has started to become decidedly Imperialist in her politics. This well suits her new patrons among the traditionalist Motoyoshi Clan.

Many of Tachiko's otherwise unchanged traits become more pronounced. She is quieter and more withdrawn and aloof than ever, but when actually approached and engaged, she is even friendlier and more talkative. Despite her even more intense focus on traditionalism, Tachiko can be even more hedonistic and libertine (even relative to other Nekovalkyrja) in situations that provoke it– she even has begun to drink, something that she rarely, if ever, did before. Her dedication to martial arts has also taken a more combative and less philosophical bent since awakening.



  • Being fairly easygoing, the only things that Tachiko really doesn't like are the loud, the pushy, the overbearing, and the obnoxious.
  • Due to events involving extended cryostasis, she is not keen on enclosed spaces.


  • Short-Term: To produce the best yosenabe recipe on the ship- no, in the Fleet! To deliver the utmost in patient care.:-(
  • Long-Term: To be a R&D Engineer at a Cutting-Edge Biomedical Megacorp.m(
  • Put her life back together after being wounded then put in cryostasis for 13 years. :?:
  • Finish War College:-D


Tachiko was created in late YE 27 and has served in the Star Army of Yamatai ever since.


One of the last NH-17 Nekovalkyrja series to pop out of the Vat, created in YE 27, Tachiko “TT” Takeda was activated just in time to miss the Xyainbor Campaign. By the time she had finished her training, there were already more advanced models in service, and it seemed as if Tachiko were to be relegated to the bottom rung forever. Even though this greatly affected her self-image, making her see herself even moreso as a “tool” than most Nekovalkyrja, Tachi resolved to make the most of it, and be the best bottom rung that she could be, striving constantly to become a subject matter expert in her field.

Tachiko's initial training was at PNUgen Educational Facility #1 late YE 27 to early YE 28.

Rescue on Taiie IV

Rescue on Taiie IV

Tachiko's first shipboard assignment was as an away-team medic with the 17th Armor Wing of the Fifth Expeditionary Fleet aboard the YSS Akuro. She was promoted5) after conspicuous bravery to rescue personnel.

Reassignment and Loss

5th XF New Year's Party Shoreleave

Tachiko's next assignment was Chief Medical Officer of the YSS Yukika as the marshall ship for training exercises. During the Mishhuvurthyar offensive in Taiie in YE 29, Tachiko's shuttle was damaged and borded while outside of the YSS Yukika while attempting to transport the data from 5th XF's mission to safety away from the front. The shuttle crashed, killing all aboard, Mishhuvurthyar boarders included, except for Tachiko. Gravely injured, bearing a Mishhuvurthyar egg6), alone, and with her ship disabled, Tachiko had to enter cryostasis and was listed as MIA.


Out of the Freezer and into the Fire (feat. YSS Eucharis)

In the last few days of YE 41, Tachiko was recovered by the YSS Eucharis after being detected by a patrol searching for Kuvexian infiltrators near the core worlds. She had managed to escape from the conflict that destroyed Taiie with a case containing genetic samples and data chips relating to the Fifth Expeditionary Fleet mission on Taiie IV.

As Tachiko's NH-17 existence was not included in the wording of Imperial Decree 207) she was therefore, until being granted a Nekovalkyrja, Type 33 body, not subject to the Memory Backup Protection Act of YE 30. Tachiko's memories from the time immediately before entering cryostasis were classified to the highest levels, and are thus not available to her, extending the gap in her memory back to several days before she entered stasis.

Tachiko was greeted on her awakening by none other than Hanako herself, who welcomed her back from her stasis coma and gave her the option of a discharge. Deciding to remain in the Star Army, Tachiko was scheduled to receive a Type 33 body to replace her damaged and obsolete Type 17. After submitting a (manual, paper) request to Personnel for her archived personal effects and deferred pay8), she was awarded a handsome bonus9) for her time lost in service to Yamatai in lieu of missed Prestige.

YE 41 Year-End Free Salvage Giveaway

While recovering, Tachiko participated in the YE 41 Year-End Free Salvage Giveaway held by Second Chance Salvage Corporation, winning, among other things, an SSCC-XL full of superconductors. She then participated in the The Big Salvage Swap Meet of YE 42 organized by Nakeysha Smalls and Ahn Ha-neul representing Central Fleet Depot. Afterwards, Tachiko donated most of the salvage to the war effort10), though she sold the valuable superconductors on the open market.

Excuse Me, But Did You Just Say I Was in Cryogenic Stasis for More than Thirteen Years?


After news of her recovery reached her former Commanding Officer, Taisho Ketsurui-Motoyoshi Katsuko, Tachiko was ordered on Special Assignment to the First Expeditionary Fleet under command of Taisa Motoyoshi Kaoru. She collected the data and samples she preserved from the Taiie Expedition to present upon arrival, received her new issue items, and departed for Jiyuu immediately.

Upon arriving at Gemini Star Fortress in orbit above Jiyuu, she was met by Chujo Motoyoshi-Yamada Ayano, who had been dispatched by Ketsurui-Motoyoshi Katsuko to escort Tachiko and the survey samples to her. As Katsuko was occupied, Ayano locked the case in Katsuko's vault and they prepared to depart the station.

Arriving at the massive Izanagi-Class Dreadnought the YSS Tokyo, Tachiko and Ayano were greeted by Tokyo Himawari, the ships avatar. As Tachiko marveled at the scale and technology of the brand new, immense vessel, a faint, garbled distress call was received on the bridge. Tange was being invaded by Rixxikor. With Tokyo Himawari's assistance adjusting to the new communications equipment, Tachiko analyzed the signal at Ayano's command. A piggyback signal was found on analysis, containing a message from none other than Angelica herself.

Ayano weighed her words as she walked to the waiting shuttle with Tachiko, finally explaining Angelica's nature only when they were aboard the shuttle down to the surface of jiyuu. She explained their theories about Motoyoshi Kiyoko and her plans to sell the Akuro III to the Kuvexians. Both of them realized that Angelica wanted her not-so-well-hidden transmission to be heard.

After landing on Jiyuu, Ayano and Tachiko boarded a car to take them to meet Katsuko. To Tachiko's shock, Ayano told her of Katsuko's intention to adopt Tachiko into the Motoyoshi Clan as her very own daughter.

Resolutions of The Ghost: Episode 3: Companion Story - Forever Forwards Remixed


Tachiko's and Ayano arrived at Tokyo's Fuji Hotel, where Ketsurui-Motoyoshi Katsuko had called a meeting of the entire Motoyoshi Clan. Ayano's warning proved to be about more than just an intention, as Katsuko announced Tachiko's adoption in front of the rest of the newly-reformed Motoyoshi Bafuku. Along with it, she declared Tachiko promoted to Shoi Kohosei, to begin training under Motoyoshi Kaoru.

Tachiko accepted Katsuko's offer, becoming part of the Motoyoshi Clan. With that, she shed the name Takeda, and took Motoyoshi instead. Her clan of one became a tributary. Just as Tachiko was reeling from this first shock, a literal ghost from the past came walking in the door. For a moment, Tachiko saw Corro Adlich, her former commanding officer, who she only just learned had been killed in action. Katsuko introduced the newcomer as Jessica Adlich, Corro's sister. Introducing herself to Jessica was the first time Tachiko ever used her new name.

Shaken by meeting Jessica Adlich, Tachiko received an emotional buffeting from the other direction when Katsuko praised her for the restaurant ventures she had set up while recovering from awakening from her extended period in stasis. Tachiko demurred, insisting it was the work of her assistant drone interpretation her orders. Immediately after this, Tachiko endured a third shock in the form of yet another past ghost, albeit one she did not yet know, entering in dramatic fashion: Motoyoshi Tio, with Tange Akari captive, and the both escorted by Chujo Hanabusa Miho, yet another member of the admiralty present at the momentous assembly. Surprised, along with everyone else in the room, Tachiko leapt to her feet, drew her weapon with other, and shielded Katsuko with her own body, as she was closest at the time. Instructed to stand down with everyone else, Tachiko sat back down as the meeting continued at Katsuko's direction. As the meeting concluded after the prisoner was taken away, the floor was opened, and Tachiko spoke about Taiie, and its place still in the night sky of Jiyuu, 35 light years away. She expressed her wish that the Yamatai Star Empire never stop expanding, so that at least somewhere in the Empire, Taiie could always be seen in the sky.

Resolutions of The Ghost – Episode 3: Forty-Two

Kuvexian War Deployment

Tachiko returned to the YSS Tokyo along with rest of the command group, and met, for the first time, her adoptive sister Motoyoshi, Kazumi and (properly) brother Motoyoshi Tio. Upon arrival, they went to the constitution party for the 17th Strategic Bomber Group "Dragons" in their mess hall adjacent to their hangar bay.

Resolutions of The Ghost – Episode 4: To My Folly

17th Dragons Bomber Group

After the War

After having spent the Battle Of Glimmergold in the constrained, relative safety of the inner decks of the YSS Tokyo along with the other cadets of the ship's branch of Kyoto War College, Tachiko and the rest of the crew had little to do while the Tōkyō remained in extended drydock due to damage sustained in the battle. After spending the first half of YE 43 on leave aside from her remote classes, Tachiko put in a request to be reassigned along with her clanmates, Motoyoshi Kaoru and Motoyoshi Tio, , her prior commanding officer and fellow cadet, respectively, to the YSS Mazu. Invoking the Accelerated Officer Program, Tachiko was promoted to Shoi11). Her occupational specialty was changed to Mission Operator12) for her role on the bridge.

In YE 44, Tachiko was promoted to Chui13) for her time in grade. Shortly thereafter, she put in a request for training at the Star Army School of Advanced Infantry Combat14).

Hinomaru Sunrises



After completing Star Army School of Advanced Infantry Combat, Tachiko put in for a transfer to the YSS Resurgence15). While there she participated in its sixth mission, visiting Sood Zadra and the machine moon Samurr. After that mission, she participated in assisting the Arrival of the Norians.

Coming Full Circle

Tachiko may have loved serving aboard The Resurgence, but the Fifth Expeditionary Fleet was her first and truest home. When it was reconstituted in late YE 4416), Tachiko received orders from Ketsurui-Motoyoshi Katsuko to return. She attended Command Tactics remotely, as also ordered by Katsuko, starting it before her transfer, which the first step to becoming a Star Army First Officer. She was quite surprised when she was made the acting first officer of the Izanagi-Class Dreadnought YSS Battle Of Ayenee Capital City, under Katsuko herself17).

In YE 45 Tachiko was promoted to Taii18).

On planet YC-06C II in the Kosuke Sector, Tachiko participated in the first contact with the Illionite19).

Completing the circle, Tachiko was given her first command: the YSS Yukika II, the successor to her ship, the 20).

Yukika II

Tachiko's Service Record

Official service record for Motoyoshi Tachiko

YE 27

YE 28

YE 29

YE 29-YE 41


YE 41

YE 42

YE 43

YE 44

YE 45

YE 46



Skills Learned

Tachiko is proficient in the following skill areas:

Star Army Basic Training

Tachiko is trained in all Star Army Common Skills.

Occupational Skills

Tachiko has had multiple occupations in her long career in the Star Army of Yamatai:

Star Army Enlisted

As she began her career as an enlisted soldier, Tachiko is trained in the skills needed by all Star Army enlisted soldiers.

Star Army Medical

Tachiko was trained in the skills needed for the Star Army Medical Occupation as her initial specialty.

Star Army Officer

At Kyoto War College, Tachiko was trained in the skills needed by all Star Army Officers, and further developed them under the mentorship of no less than Ketsurui-Motoyoshi Katsuko herself.

Star Army Starship Operations

Tachiko learned the skills needed for the general Star Army Starship Operator Occupation on the bridge of the YSS Tokyo and at Kyoto War College.

Star Army Mission Operator

Tachiko gained the skills needed for the Star Army Mission Operator Occupation through a combination of skill downloads and on-the-job training aboard the YSS Mazu

Star Army Infantry

When she decided to apply for Star Army School of Advanced Infantry Combat, Tachiko digitally downloaded the training and skillset for basic Star Army Infantry Skills.

Advanced Infantry

After completing Star Army School of Advanced Infantry Combat, Tachiko became proficient in its skills.


Tachiko expresses herself artistically through elaborate gourmet cooking, having developed a personal style similar to Chinoise (French-Chinese Fusion cuisine), as well as being excellent at traditional Yamataian cuisine.


Tachiko is neat, tidy, and clean, and efficient at making her environment the same. She's a deft hand in the kitchen.


Though she is trained in Star Army Common Skills, as a medic, and later starship bridge crew and a commanding officer, it would be highly unlikely for Tachiko to be armed with anything but a pistol, and never anything heavier than a rifle. She diligently maintains her proficiency in all standard weapons systems on which she has been trained, however, because patient protection and casualty extraction are of paramount importance, and likely to occur in the line of duty. Her additional training at the Star Army School of Advanced Infantry Combat for her Star Army Giretsu Qualification expanded and honed it.

She is a martial arts enthusiast, though prior to her cryostasis ordeal, these tended to be more spiritual or exercise oriented than practical combat systems. Before then, Tachiko was a devoted adherent of traditional Sora-Mai and Neju Koyu, especially T'ai-Chi, Aikidō, Judō, Iaidō and Karate-dō. Being a passionate student of Kyudō, Tachiko is a surprising shot with a bow.

After stasis, however, Tachiko has chosen instead to focus on the more combative arts beyond just Star Army Close Quarters Combat. She had begun training in more applied, Nekovalkyrja-focused schools of Sora-Mai such as Gendaijutsu, Shadow Viper (Kusariebi-no-Kage), Twin Dragons (Nitō-Ryu), and Mugen'Yoshu Senko.

To train herself after she decided to apply for Star Army School of Advanced Infantry Combat, she began studying Yamataian Jujutsu22)


Deeply immersed in traditional Yamataian Culture, the Motoyoshi Clan Traditions and Philosophies, and Shintoism, Tachiko practices many Traditional Yamataian Arts.


Tachiko studied Law, History, and Military Science while remotely attending Kyoto War College's Legacy Bastion (Katsuko no Iori) campus as part of the curriculum there.


Tachiko has attended Kyoto War College's remote program to develop her leadership skills. She has launched successful restaurant ventures such as Takeda House and Tachi's, and has been given a senior executive position in Yugumo Corporation and management of its extreme-sports and adventure tourism venture Storm Chasers and YTP Entertainment.

In YE 44 Tachiko attended both Star Army School of Advanced Infantry Combat to learn small-unit leadership23), and Command Tactics Course to become a Star Army First Officer24). She was made the acting First Officer of the YSS Battle Of Ayenee Capital City25) and received tutelage in the art of command leadership by Ketsurui-Motoyoshi Katsuko herself.

In YE 46, Tachiko was appointed to her first command as a Star Army Starship Captain, the YSS Yukika II.


In addition to Star Army Common Skills, she has some specialized programming in applied mathematics specific to the pharmaceutical field.

Medical and Science

A Combat Medic and Nurses' Assistant, proficient in Emergency Medicine: First Aid, Basic Life Support and Paramedic level Advanced Life Support Care. Can perform Triage, Critical Care, hold Sick Call. Basic to Intermediate background in and knowledge of Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, and Pharmacology, though mostly in a working, techincal, applied sense: nothing to the extent of the equivalent Biology or Chemistry skill and specialization.


Tachiko is very much into various forms of yoga, as well as being a dedicated martial arts otaku. She is also constantly in the physical fitness center, keeping herself in peak condition. One never knows when one will have to pull an unconscious pilot out of some wreckage! Plus it has the added effect of making her appearance more pleasing, though this is certainly not her intent. Very fit, she can swim, climb, and perform parkour and gymnastics techniques with ease. She is decently-skilled at non-martial sports, such as Aerial Football, Volleyball, Soccer, Jai Alai and Sepak Takraw.

Ship Operation

As part of both her curriculum at Kyoto War College and her on the job training aboard the YSS Tokyo, Tachiko learned the basics of Starship Operation needed to be a bridge officer.

Technology Operation

Additionally, beyond Star Army Common Skills, Tachiko is knowledgable in the operation many types of specialized medical equipment. An excellent typist and very adept with office software, Tachiko is also a handy administrative assistant as well.

Social Connections

Motoyoshi Tachiko is connected to:

Inventory & Finance

Tachiko has the Star Army Standard Issue Items currently issued.

In addition, Tachiko has the following:

Uniforms and Equipment

Uniform Accessories

Giretsu Trainee Issue

Giretsu Graduate Issue

  • Ranger Patch
  • Triple Cherry Blossom Pin
  • Type 35 Ball Cap with “Ranger” written in all caps above the Trade and Yamataigo words for “Giretsu”. Between either side of the words for Giretsu is the YE (Year) that the Ranger graduated from SAIC.

Personal Effects

Star Army Rings

Tachiko commissioned Star Army Rings from each Star Army Ship's Store where she'd been assigned.

Loot Boxes

The contents of 1x Colony Fleet Departure Package:

Picture Description
Limited Edition Colony Fleet Ring
An intricate 24-karat gold ring designed to celebrate the pioneering spirit of those embarking on a colony fleet mission
Colony Fleet Coin
A coin minted on Jiyuu III, it is a physical representation of the Hummingbird Points Incentive designed by Ketsurui-Motoyoshi Katsuko and Shimizu-Motoyoshi Akina (清水本吉明菜).
Old Fashioned-Style Compass
An replica of an ancient Nepleslian compass set in brass. The compass is decorative but also functional for those who wish to put it to use.


Tachiko's Mindy


NBY Account # 20191231457011980073139
Total Savings Addition Subtraction Reason
3,000 KS 3,000 KS Enlistment Bonus
3,250 KS 250 KS Travel Allowance
532,250 KS 529,000 KS Backpay in lieu of Prestige while MIA
529,815 KS 2,435 KS Ship's Store (YSS Eucharis)
502,815 KS 27,000 KS Star Army Surplus Store30)
500,815 KS 2,000 KS Star Army Surplus Store31)
512,065 KS 11,250 LACY for YE 4232)
510,615 KS 1,450 KS Ship's Store (YSS Tokyo)
509,865 KS 750 KS Ship's Store (YSS Mazu)
521,115 KS 11,250 LACY for YE 4333)
520,365 KS 750 KS Ship's Store (YSS Resurgence)
517,615 KS 2750 KS Delsaurian Dusk, Vintage YE19, delivery and tip34)
528,865 KS 11,250 LACY for YE 4435)
540,115 KS 11,250 LACY for YE 4536)
540,115 KS Total

Tachiko has 540,115 KS.

OOC Information

This page was created by wes on 12, 30 2019 at 13:44 using the Character Template Form.

In the case Yuuki becomes inactive:

Hero artwork by Wes using character art generated by Wes at and background purchased by Wes from Adobe Stock. Ears from Waitress base purchased from Cozycat Studios by Wes.

Chibi Artwork by AvareonArt, commissioned at ArtistsNClients as KadajXxX.

Headshot by Avocaduhtrash, commissioned at ArtistsNClients (Pixiv, Instagram).

Yukata by Tian Kazuki.

Character Data
Character NameMotoyoshi Tachiko
Character OwnerYuuki
Character StatusActive Player Character
Current LocationYamatai Star System
Character's HomeKoukotsu System
Plots17th Kasairyuu Power Armor Wing, Banzai!!, Hinomaru Sunrises, Hinomaru Sunrises II, Resolutions Of The Ghost, Resurgence Of Yamatai, YSS Yukika II: A Classic SARP Adventure
Approval Thread…
Harm Limitinjury or death
Star Army Personnel Database
SAOY Career StatusActive Duty
SAOY RankShosa
SAOY OccupationStar Army Starship Captain
SAOY AssignmentYSS Yukika II
Assigned QuartersCaptain's Stateroom
BattlestationCommand Station
Battle BuddyKarasu Ryuu
SAOY Entry YearYE 27
DOR YearYE 45
DOR Month3
Government & Politics of the Yamatai Star Empire
DistrictKoukotsu System
Political PartyBellflower
Formerly Takeda Tachiko (Yamataigo: 武田多智子)
47.33Kg (104 1/3lb.)
80B 56W 84H (31-22-33)
Motoyoshi Kuroko, unknown to either
YNP and SAoY, mixed martial art allows for enhanced capabilities

characters/yamatai/motoyoshi_tachiko.txt · Last modified: 2024/04/06 16:54 by yuuki