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Ryu Masaharu

Ryu Masaharu is a player character played by Demibear.

Ryu Masaharu
Known alias: Ryu Wa-wan
Species & Gender: Female Human (formerly a Male Minkan)
Date of Birth: 22日 7月 YE 19
Organization: Unemployed
Occupation: Former Star Army Information Technology/Star Army Ranger
Rank: Former Ittô Hei
Current Placement:

Physical Description

Previously ethnically “Korean”, Ryu Masaharu was above average in height at 185cm with a weight of 95kg. Due to his efforts to maintain peak fitness, he had a very lean and muscular build. With burnt orange almond-shaped eyes typical of his heritage, Masaharu had light tan skin and Dark Brown hair that can be mistaken as black without strong light. This is what left Yamatai space during the Kuvexian War.

When he was captured and later turned into an engram by a Kuvexian Corporation that specialized in AIs and genetics, he ended up being swapped into the body of a human female when said corporation was liquidating stock. Standing at 170cm and weighing 60kg, this body has features that could be confused for a Nepleslian Lianjia. Masaharu now has a slim and athletic build he keeps to physical perfection as possible. Her heart shaped face, broad nose, full lips, and almond shaped brown eyes are complimented by thick brown hair she usually keeps down to her shoulder.

  • Height: 170cm
  • Weight: 60kg
  • Measurements: 36-26-34
  • Cup Size: C


Masaharu throughout his life, his parents taught him the importance of being a professional and impartial in all his social interactions. His training experiences have only further enhanced into making a near paragon of professionalism. While he is polite and courteous, but the indication he likes someone is if he talks to you beyond what is required.

  • Goals: To be the best “wizard” Far Line Ranger that there would ever be.
  • Likes: Nekos, Nepleslian music, Yamataian music
  • Dislikes: Alcohol, Mishhuvurthyar, those that do not maintain their equipment

“If he isn't sleeping, he is working on his maintaining his equipment. If he isn't doing that, then he is maintaining his combat skills. Somehow you didn't find him doing any of that, he is maintaining his body. Very rarely do you find him religiously using his hard-earned downtime.” Giretsu Instructor


Born with no particular homeworld, Ryu Masaharu was born in the depths of space to the Ryu half of the Ryu-Mizumitsu Clan. Their trade routes increasingly started to become tied with Nataria and the activities of the Star Army of Yamatai located there. This almost doomed the Ryu Clan during the Second Mishhuvurthyar War when their trade convoy got caught up in the surprise attack of the NMX in YE 31. While many die in the process, the core of the clan managed to limp their way to safety thanks to the sacrifices of SAoY ships providing cover.

This was something Masaharu would never forget, feeling he had a life debt that needed to be repaid. No one was surprised he would enlist into one of the toughest occupations, Communication/EW Ranger with a giretsu option in his enlistment contract. He even managed to convince a female recruit from Anisa to join him on the giretsu adventure, despite the fact that her choice career was to be a clerk.

But unlike that clerk, he spent the vast majority of the last year in training. First the 8 weeks of basic, then 8 more weeks of hell at the School of Advanced Infantry Combat, and finally 12 more weeks of recon training. The 4 weeks of specialty training for his secondary occupation of IT communications/EW specialist was a vacation compared to the rest.

Spending a few months at a training Giretsu century, Masaharu is ready for his first operational assignment. Everything was fine until in late YE 42 he and many of the ground elements of the start was captured by Kuvexian forces. Masaharu had the misfortune of being seperated from the others and sold to a corporation for experimentation.

Curious about the minds and systems of Minkans, they regularly pushed him to the max to see what the limits of NH-series lifeforms were physically and how the digital mind adapts to it. Eventually deciding that his mind was better extracted than remaining in his body, he was transferred into infomorph and offline line stored in an implant for one final experiment: transferring an infomorph into a still “occupied” organic brain with nanites. Whatever happened to his original body is unknown to Masaharu.

The corporation went bankrupt after the events of the Battle Of Glimmergold. Not labelling their properties very clearly, liquidators just sold it all to the highest bidder with equally misleading titles. The implant was sold to a Ehlen War Chief“ by the name of Choi Daanying.

Giving it to a female human lieutenant and friend of her's named Fong Wa-wan. Wishing for a means to learn new skills more efficiently, both were excited that the implant labeled as “Hacking AR Tutuor Software”. The implant was quickly inserted into the standard Kuvexian dataport without really checking it.

When the initial software was installed and the nanites started to disseminate into the body, Masaharu himself in the mind of Wa-wan. Unaware of the circumstances, he treated the alien human as another hostile Kuvexian engineer. He regularly tried to interfere as much as he could, screaming his Star Army service number, rank, and name. The resulting conflict of ghosts manifested physically within Wa-wan, with her occasionally having episodes of pain, vomiting, and what others thought were illusions initially.

Not wishing to see her friend suffer, attempts were made to remove the implant. But each attempt always nearly killed her as it was discovered the implant had fully integrated with the body thanks to the nanites. Despite being her friend, Daanying ended up seeing her as a lost cause. She found the best location for Wa-wan to work as a mercenary and die honorably at a Kuvexian trading outpost in chaos.

As they struggled internally and to get work to sustain themselves, each began to view the other's memories as they blended. A remorseful Masaharu quickly realized he was the one with the advantage in this situation as he gradually could assert control over the body (often in bad situations). The pair even managed to find a Far Line Regiment patch on the station which helped Wa-wan to understand why he was the way he was when it triggered a strong flashback of his training and the event of his capture.

Before Wa-wan was completely written over, Masaharu met a shady Kuvexian desperate for money. In possession of a ST device capable of storing ST copies on a portable device as an infomorph. Isolating as much of Wa-wan as he could in the organic mind, got a supposed back up of Wa-wan which he carries on him at all time as a datashard hidden within as her identification tags. If it is what the Kuvexian really did is something to determine at a later date.

In YE 44, Masaharu (now under the alias Ryu Wa-wan) managed to navigate her way out of the Kuvexian sector and return to the Kikyo sector. Ending up at Sood Zadra briefly, an opportunity presented itself when a Nepleslian Reds smuggler was willing to operate on “credit” to smuggle her back into the Yamatai Star Empire to finally present herself to the nearest SAoY unit. But the plan did not not exactly go as planned as she was caught by immigration authorities. But she at least finally returned to the SAoY.

Long past her initial term's expiration, she opted to not re-enlist, leaving service in YE 45.1 after 4+ years of service. Wishing to clear her head while figuring what to do in the greater scheme of life and away from anything Yamataian as she felt like she no longer belonged, she moved to Shenhong City on Fujiko IV to attempt to blend in with the Nepleslian Reds. She had enough cybernetics that made her not completely stick out from the Nepleslians (Reds and non-Reds) the moved there and already attempting to make their own shanty towns.

Late in YE 45, while participating in the Kikyo tradition of receiving free salvage from second_chance_corporation, she received an an unexpected surprise. While picking up her items from the Ryu Shipping Lines container yard, she was greeted by three beings best described as “Yamataian Samurai Penguins” guarding the small shipping container. Despite her efforts to persuade them to find someplace else to employ themselves, they swear their allegiance to her as their “liege” with the three becoming her loyal “retainers”.

Skills Learned

Skill Training Source
Communications Ryu Masaharu 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. Masaharu is fluent in Trade (language) and Yamataigo (邪馬台語). He can speak and write both correctly and efficiently and can write reports, fill forms, issue orders under fire, etc. This is further refined with Reconnaissance-related communications skills and codes, which give authorization for more advanced support elements to be used, similar to JTAC. Star Army Common Skills/Star Army Reconnaissance Training
Fighting As a graduate of SAIC, Ryu Masaharu is trained in a variety of combat methods above and beyond what is learned in SAoY Basic training, including: hand to hand fighting inspired by Martial Arts of Yamatai; the ability to consistently and accurately place shots using all of a Power Armor's weapons; proper swordsmanship and knife fighting; and the proper use of a shield. Graduates are also trained in the proper usage of a bayonet. Also, Masaharu 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. SAIC/Star Army Reconnaissance Training
Knowledge Graduates of the SAIC can recognize most Power Armor, Mecha, and Armored Vehicles known to the Star Army of Yamatai from appearance. They can be able to accurately assess an enemy unit's capabilities and threat once they have recognized what it is, as well as remember the target's weaknesses and vulnerabilities. Recon training after graduation from SAIC has honed his ability to make split-second decisions that SAIC laid the foundation for. The ultra-sharp tip of the spear he finds himself at demands it to be operationally successful. Failure leads to a massive loss. SAIC/Star Army Reconnaissance Training
Mathmatics Basic levels of Calculus is taught, to improve information flow quality. Star Army Common Skills/Star Army Reconnaissance Training
Physical SAIC trained all about the abilities of the body, and worked to help them break down any mental barriers they have against using their body's abilities to the maximum capacity. Masaharu, as a result, is highly proficient in all the gifts the Minkan body possesses and has the discipline to maintain it at peak condition. SAIC
Survival and Military As a graduate of SAIC, Ryu Masaharu has received extensive training in wilderness survival and stealth, escape and evasion of a superior enemy force during combat operations, and proper commando and stay-behind operations. He also 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. Masaharu can 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 number of enemies in a glance. SAIC/Star Army Reconnaissance Training
Technology Operations Ryu Masaharu is capable of operating any computer system that uses the Kessaku OS, found on all Star Army starships. She is proficient in entering and/or searching for information. Also, he has knowledge and training in using a select number of field systems intended for providing support intel and operational objectives (electronic warfare) in the field in real-time when possible. Star Army Common Skills/IT Training

Social Connections

Ryu Masaharu is connected to:

  • A SAoY Clerk he met at a recruiting station. He keeps regular contact with her when he can.
  • 3 Yamataian samurai Warrior Penguins “Retainers”

Inventory & Finance

Ryu Masaharu has the following:

Qty. Item Color/Pattern Notes
Total Savings Addition Subtraction Reason
3000 KS Starting Funds
2904 KS 60 Buying 2 Jika-tabi
93129 KS 90225 Pay up to YE43.7
128529 35400 Pay up to discharge in YE45.1
120000 8529 Credit Charge for “Travel Costs to Yamatai”


  • Large box of blankets
  • Crate of Lorath Ammunition - Artillery (90mm - 200mm)
  • Covert Directional Listening Device
  • Stack of College Textbooks
  • Medium Jewelry Box (Costume Jewelry)

OOC Information

This page was created by demibear on 09, 25 2019 at 20:31 using the Character Template Form.

In the case demibear becomes inactive:

  • Can this character be used as an NPC by a GM or FM? Yes
  • Can this character be adopted after I've been gone for a year? No
Character Data
Character NameRyu Masaharu
Character OwnerDemibear
Character StatusActive Player Character
Current LocationFujiko
Star Army Personnel Database
SAOY Career StatusDischarged
SAOY RankIttô Hei
SAOY OccupationStar Army Information Technology
SAOY Entry YearYE 40
DOR YearYE 41
SAOY Exit YearYE 45
Government & Politics of the Yamatai Star Empire
Political PartyIndepdendent

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