|Star Army of Yamatai
|Star Army Starship Operator
Build and Skin Color: Besides being somewhat of a tall person, Valerian is of a physically fit but average built. His skin is lightly tanned from his youthful days exploring nature.
Eyes and Facial Features: With narrow dark blue eyes, a wide nose and well rounded cheeks, he usually carries a bored expression with a slight smirk present on his lips.
Ears: His ears are small and rounded.
Hair Color and Style: When not on duty his shoulder length black hair is usually unkempt, otherwise it is combed back and the top part tied into a short pony tail in the back of his head.
Distinguishing Features: Mimicking a favorite fiction character from one of his grandmother's storie, Valerian has a beauty mark under the corner of his left eye.
Personality: As what others would call being a laid back person, Valerian likes to take his time with his thoughts, only begrudgingly coming to quick decisions when the need arises. Generally conservative of his energy and rarely goes out of his way to help strangers. However, if you find yourself in place of his trust, he'll do whatever he can to keep a smile on your face as he is loyal to those dear to him. All this follows his own code on the worth of a true man.
A fault others have noticed he may have is that while he seems like the type that is calm, polite, and patience; there have been hints of a dark streak to his character.
Valerian's mother was a skilled merchant from a successful family while his father started out as a struggling engineering student. It had taken a considerable amount of effort and a bit of blackmailing before Quill's father could approve of their union, though under the condition that Valker married into their family. With a little of Quill's help, Valker start his own business in design and engineering. Soon after, with a little of his help, she born him his first child; their daughter, Drunna. Valerian's birth came the following year and some time after that, they had Houhill as well.
Valerian was very different as a child. In his early years he was very outgoing, energetic, and prone to cause trouble. Without a care in the world, he spent most of his days with a wide grin on his face and an idea in his head. Once, he convinced his entire class into an “secret expedition” into the woods not too far from town. It was early morning of the fourth day when the search party found the lost children camped out around a fire eating sweets. His sister, the oldest, Drunna had always been a weak willed and shy girl, even as she grew into an adult. Much of her life had been spent being protected by her two younger brothers. With the way Houhill's older siblings acted, it was only natural that he took on the mantle of being the mature and responsible one. More often then not, he'd be trying to stop Valerian from another one of his ploys, or at the very least, keeping the malleable Drunna out of it.
Kebal expect much from his grandchildren; hoping at least one of them would become heirs to the family business after their mother. He did what he could to assure they would have the best tutelage he could fine. For the children it was an almost hellish lifestyle if not for their mother's mother. Quinsilla was a wise yet woefully wordy old woman with a fondness for poetry. She filled her grandchildren with old fantastical tales of the far reaches of space, made up or otherwise.
As Valerian grew older, he started to show a change in interests. He spent more time alone then with friends, usually lost in thought or reading some book. Rather then playing hero and picking fights with the local bullies, they would find him in his father's office going over Valker's work. In time they noticed his personality had change as well. At first his family had assume this was just some reverse form of the rebellious age and were honestly rather welcoming of the his more peaceful nature. Eventually, after a few years passed, concern took to his mother and she asked him what had happen to him. After a moment of thought, he in turn nonchalantly replied, “Nothing really, I likely just used up all that extra energy.”
A week later he told his family that he had been thinking about enlisting for the Star Army.
Successfully boarding the YSS Densetsu after an unfortunate serious of detours and pit stops, Starship Operator Valerian Qwins prepares to handle his first assignment: Preparing a meal for their Taisho, Ketsurui-Motoyoshi Katsuko
Aside from the basic military training in communications, Valerian is also relatively fluent in several languages (Yamataian, Nepleslian, Saalsari, and Ly'thir) thanks to a strict mercantile grandfather who expect the world of him. The man had forced the matter that he would see to to the boy's schooling, hiring private tutors for him as he attended a normal school. When his grandfather found that there were people who could teach rare languages not common to Yamataian space, he didn't hesitate to get them on his payroll.
With a developing interest in space, Valerian spent the remainder of his youth studying up on the inner workings of piloting small air crafts to large commercial frigates. After enlistment, he enjoyed his courses in starship operations.
Along with studying his father's engineering notes, Valerian also developed a familiarity with keeping a machine in working condition though tinkering on whatever he could get his hands on.
As mathematics were an important part of both his mother's and father's line of work, his grandfather had made sure he had the best tutors money could buy. Soon it was something he would encounter daily in his life whether he wanted it or not. When his own interest in engineering bloomed, he considered those hellish days a blessing.
Through standard training, Valerian is able to handle the operating systems used aboard ships and is capable of using them to his full advantage.
An active youth and a love for nature has lead Valerian to live a healthy life. Though less energetic as he was before, he still enjoys regular outings into mountain trails and the childhood memories of the best ways to climb trees and cliffs. Thanks to the trouble he would often “stumble” into as a child, he learnt how to endure blows given to him by the older children, how to dish them out in return, and the lesson that sometimes might makes right. His prowess in combat only grew once he enlisted as a soldier. Though he hated the more excruciating physical aspect of combat training, as a man, Valerian took those lessons to heart believing that one day they could be used to save those he cared for.
Picked up from his father and accompanied by dreams to build a ship of his own, Valerian gained an understanding on the detailed work involved with designing and crafting.
Valerian Qwins has the following items:
Valerian Qwins is currently a Santo Hei in the Star Army of Yamatai.