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Dr. Poppy Pink

Poppy Pink is an NPC created by GM Wes (See Wes's NPCs).

Dr. Poppy Pink, M.D.
Species & Gender Minkan Female
Organization: Star Army of Yamatai
Occupation: Star Army Medical
Rank: Chui
Current Placement: YSS Resurgence

Character Description

Dr. Poppy Pink has bright, eye-catching cotton candy colored light pink hair usually styled in a high ponytail with a turquoise hair tie, or sometimes left free. She has large, strikingly vibrant green eyes. Poppy has pale, freckled orangish-pink skin. She typically dresses in her Star Army uniforms or in dresses. Poppy has a tattoo of a woman with big “Gibson girl” hair on her left arm and a tribal-style tattoo of a cat on her right upper thigh. She has one additional tattoo that's typically hidden. She is 157cm tall (5' 5¾“) and weighs around 62 kilograms (136 lbs).

Poppy has an adventurous personality and is fiercely loyal to Yamatai and joined the Star Army to repay them for protecting her in the past. She's selectively promiscuous with friends and members of the neon-lit underground club she visits in Kyoto. The kind of club with black latex and beds in it. Crew members of her ship know Poppy's hands are unafraid to explore their bodies and she is sometimes spotted spending an hour running her hands all over them popping pimples and pulling out ingrown hairs if they'll let her. Also, she takes people's body temperatures from inside so listen out for the sound of snapping latex gloves. She enjoys having a beer with her friends and likes to dry new things, which sometimes gets into a little trouble.

Poppy maintains a high level of combat readiness and medical expertise and has already saved several lives during her service in the Star Army of Yamatai. She knows her way around the operating table and around her starship. Before she graduated and became a doctor she was a combat field medic and served on a lot of away teams to some very dangerous places. She is a capable astronaut and operator of the Ke-M2-4 "Mindy" series power armor. She is trained as a Non-Professional Counselor (NPC).

History & Relationships

Poppy was born on YE 18.8.23 on Yamatai (Planet). She grew up in Tania. She says, “I grew up in an old-fashioned brick house with a small garden in the back. My parents loved gardening and had turned it into a miniature oasis amidst the urban sprawl. I remember running around with my siblings, trying to catch the koi in the pond or listening to the songbirds my mom loved to keep. You wouldn’t believe it, but I was quite the troublemaker. Climbing trees, scraping my knees, and always coming home with some wild animal I'd found, insisting it was now our new family pet. I was curious about everything, always asking questions. My dad said I’d be a scientist because of my insatiable need to understand the world. By the time I was in my teens, my interests had shifted towards the medical field. I was captivated by the human body, the intricate balance between life and death, health and disease. Many evenings, I would sit with my dad in his study, poring over medical journals, discussing the latest findings. He was a renowned surgeon, and he loved sharing his experiences with me. Sometimes I'd even watch the O.R. through a window.”

When Poppy turned 21 in YE 39 she joined the Star Army. She completed training just in time for YE 40.

In YE 41.1, she was promoted to Nitô Hei.

YE 42

In YE 42.3, she was promoted to Ittô Hei.

During the summer of YE 42, Poppy vacationed with Gabriela Lively in Yumiuki.

In YE 42.9, she visited Irchaet's bar near the train station in Ternifac1) and she had to be carried out after she drank a strange beverage that gave her X-ray vision.

YE 43

In YE 43.1, Poppy was at the Battle Of Glimmergold on YE 43.1.42). Shortly afterward, Gabriela Lively recommended Poppy Pink to Ikigai Majime when asked who should serve as the medic for the YSS Resurgence3). Majime accepted this recommendation and Poppy got her assignment to the Resurgence.

In YE 43.2, Poppy visited Ketsurui no Iori as part of a survey mission. She made sure the crew all got backups first4). While exploring the closed site of PNUgen Corporation, there was a brief confrontation with soldiers of the restored Uesureyan Star Empire resulting in shrapnel injuries to Pidole Henitot, and Poppy surgically removed the metal fragments.

In YE 43.3, Poppy participated on a mission to rescue MIA personnel from behind enemy lines on Hanako's World5).

In YE 43.5, during an away mission to Hanako's World, Cassie was seriously wounded by an explosion during an attack by Rixxikor scavengers while attempting to rescue MIA soldiers. Poppy was able to provide treatment and save her, earning her a Combat Lifesaver Award.

In YE 43.5, Poppy visited White Harbor Station and was part of a rescue mission to save a Senti occupant of a disabled starship near the Anisa System6). She was also she was promoted to Jôtô Hei in YE 43.5.

In YE 43.7, Poppy participated in a mission to provide supplies to anti-Kuvexian pirates in the Halna, Valaad (An Rhy), and Darso. There was an incident with Thaddeaus Maximus over Mia Barber7).

YE 44

In 44.1, Poppy got promoted to Nitô Heisho8).

In YE 44.2, Poppy visited Pisces Station prior to the start of the International Relations Conference Of YE 44, and was part of a mission to rescue a Nepleslian research vessel SS Spark9).

In YE 44.3, Poppy participated in a Pub Night on Pisces Station. When large alien alien insects attacked, Poppy helped save the life of Senator Iemochi Seinosuke, who would have died without her treating him10).

In YE 44.5, Poppy joined the away team in Sood Zadra that sought information from Soon Bardoon.

In YE 44.6 the ship arrived at the Machine Moon of Samurr and Poppy provided medical treatment to injured team members and rode back to the ship with the wounded11).

In YE 44.7, she assisted during the Arrival of the Norians by boarding Ark Alpha to evacuate hundreds of orphaned Norian children and babies12).

In YE 44.8, Poppy received a promotion to the maximum enlisted rank Jôtô Heisho in YE 44.8 for exceptional service on the Resurgence and participated in the Candy Festival Of YE 44 in Kyoto13). She also requested salvage14).

In YE 44.9, Poppy joined the Year-End Traditions in Kyoto15), riding a party bus.

YE 45

In YE 45.1 Poppy was part of an emergency response to a terrorist attack in Gashmere City on planet planet Gashmere and provided medical treatment to Nanook Wojtek. Poppy also visited Central Fleet Depot, Darso, Kepler's Find, and Shirakawa no Iori (in the Ahmar star system)16). She assisted with the Rescue of the Seelie from Kuvexian slavers.

On YE 45.2.4, Poppy attended the Love Day events in Kaiko Park where she listened to a short speech by newly-elected Imperial Premier Ketsurui-Shinjuku Hanako17).

In YE 45.4, Poppy assisted in the Recovery of the YSS Wakaba18). Afterward she helped welcome new crew members and gave medical exams19)20).

In YE 45.6, Poppy got to do some hoverboarding in the ocean on the beach in Yumiuki on planet Yamatai21).

In YE 45.6, Poppy went through a wormhole to unknown space where the YSS Resurgence discovered an abandoned space station22). In the aftermath of the battle against the Mishhuvurthyar, medical personnel Poppy was summoned to attend to the wounded. Poppy promptly responded and attended to Pidole first, placing the unconscious technician on an antigravity stretcher. Following that, Poppy also attended to Okimi, who had collapsed. She set up another stretcher for Okimi and administered hemosynth blood to both Okimi and Pidole to stabilize their conditions.

Poppy and her roommates from the Resurgence (Kawa Euikoshi, Pidole Henitot, and Bidole) went out to eat in YE 45.7, trying the Kakushi Nekoba for the first time 23). They ate some very spicy hot wings with Rectal Infuriator Hot Sauce on them and spotted Ketsurui Aiko.

In YE 45.8, Poppy finished her degree in medicine and became a doctor. She celebrated with some of the YSS Resurgence crew at Thirst Trap, the bar in Ternifac where things had gotten started24). Having earned the title of Doctor, Poppy also became an officer of the Star Army, starting at the rank of Chui. Poppy also had a soda named in her honor: Dr. Poppy lovefruit-flavored soda as a thank-you for donating a salvaged gunship to the Star Army.

In YE 45.9, Poppy and Gabriela Lively attended a Yule/Year-End festival on Pisces Station25).

YE 46

In YE 46.1, Dr. Poppy was ready for action in the medical lab during a battle with the NMX near Concordia Station on the other side of the wormhole. After the large but brief battle ended, she was surprised to find no injuries among the away team. The team then went to the surface to investigate a crashed NMX escort ship.

Social Connections


  • General Service Pistol, Type 28 (received in YE 41 giveaway)
  • Poppy always carries Yamataian flag with her so that if someone gets injured, she'll hang it in their view. That way, even if the patient can't hear, they can see its familiar colors and be comforted knowing they're in the hands of their fellow Yamataians.
  • Star Army Officer Sword, Type 40 (typically not carried on missions)
  • Pack of Purified medical-grade water bottles (Pirating YE 34, TC: 75-28, IC: 2082-4537-95)
  • 38 x Small Carpet (10 gp)
  • Anti-Insect (Large Area) (Pirating Nepleslia, TC: 90-43, IC: 3837-6206-123)
  • Crate of Compressed Garbage (Pirating Nepleslia, TC: 71-90, IC: 6447-14997-153)
  • 10 1-liter carton of UHT Pasteurized Milk
  • 10 Barrel of Oil, 150 lbs
  • 10 books
  • 10 Stylish Formalwear Outfit
  • 10 Fancy Outfits
  • 10 Large Cages
  • 10 Large Chests
  • 10 Large Iron Box (100 lb)
  • 10 Miner's Pick
  • 10 Noble's Outfits
  • 10 pairs of shears
  • 10 Rope Ladder, 50 foot
  • 10 sets of Manacles (2 lb)
  • 10 Spades
  • 10 Vials of Ink
  • 120 Eggs
  • 2 Cold Weather Outfits
  • 2 Telescopic rifle sight
  • 5 bottles of good wine
  • 5 Large Wooden Chest (50 lb)
  • 8 Tables, wooden
  • Amphora of Common Wine (80 lb)
  • Amphora of Vinegar (80 lb)
  • Andirons and Spit
  • Bag of Rare Spice
  • Barrel of Ale
  • Bath Towel, Cotton
  • Bed
  • Bottle of Olive Oil (4 lb)
  • Bow Saw
  • Cabinet
  • Can of Coffee beans
  • Cart, Wooden
  • Cauldron
  • Chandelier
  • Chariot
  • Common Wig
  • Computer, Laptop style
  • Computer/video game
  • Explorer's Outfit
  • Fishing net
  • 20 KS Gift Card for Warm and Sweet
  • Large Bag of Plant Fertilizer
  • Large burlap bag full of peanuts
  • Large wheel of delicious cheese (20lb)
  • Loom
  • Marble Altar
  • Mortar and Pestle
  • Pair of Snowshoes
  • Pairs of Oars
  • Pavilion Tent (300 lbs)
  • Pitchfork (5 lb)
  • Rake
  • Riding Saddle
  • Rope Net (10' x 10') (40 lb)
  • Round Table
  • Rug
  • Signet Ring
  • Sled
  • Small Cage
  • Small Carpet
  • Massive can of baked beans
  • Small Hunting Trap
  • Spinning Wheel
  • T-Shirt, 100% Cotton
  • Tent (20 lbs)
  • Throne
  • Vial of Exotic Ink
  • Weapon rack
  • Whiskey Flask
  • Wood Axe
  • Wooden Drum
  • Workbench
  • Yamataian-type Shrine
  • Buoy Interdiction Generator (YE 42 Salvage Giveaway, TC: 46-56, IC: 2587-23745-97)
  • Type 31A Standard Size Survival Kit (YE 42 Salvage Giveaway, TC: 22-94, IC: 2125-39913-114)
  • Somebody's cybernetic eye (or other minor body part) (YE 42 Salvage Giveaway, TC: 87-8, IC: 666-3457-85)
  • Ke-M2-G3000 Shoulder Capacitor (YE 44 Salvage Giveaway, TC: 7-30, IC: 260-18447-37)
  • Cushioned massage table (YE 44 Salvage Giveaway, TC: 58-90, IC: 5277-55317-141)
  • Kohanian Fur Coats (YE 44 Salvage Giveaway, TC: 54-50, IC: 2757-30807-98)

OOC Notes

This NPC was created by Wes on 2018/01/20 15:31.

Art Credit

  • Art by Wes using the base by Waitress (Cozycat studios) and tattoos from (public domain vectors).
  • Sketches art by Lily Marlene; commissioned by Wes.
  • Headshot by sweet_enetriss; commissioned by Wes.
  • Some art by Wes using images he generated with Midjourney (commercial license) then edited.


Poppy was voted Best NPC of 2023 by Star Army's members!

Character Data
Character NamePoppy Pink
Character OwnerWes
Character StatusNPC In Use By GM or FM
Character's Pronounsshe/her
Current LocationYSS Resurgence
Character's HomeTania
PlotsResurgence Of Yamatai, Sood Zadra (Plot)
Harm Limitinjury or death
Star Army Personnel Database
SAOY Career StatusActive Duty
SAOY RankChui
SAOY OccupationStar Army Medical
SAOY AssignmentYSS Resurgence
Assigned QuartersOfficer Cabin 1
Battle BuddyCassie
SAOY Entry YearYE 39
DOR YearYE 45
DOR Month8
Government & Politics of the Yamatai Star Empire

characters/yamatai/poppy_pink.txt · Last modified: 2024/07/14 16:22 by wes