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ISS Evenstar (Yoi-no-Myōjō)

The ISS Evenstar (Yoi-no-Myōjō) is a Tanya-Class Expeditionary Heavy Cruiser which is owned by the Motoyoshi Clan and is operated as part of the Takeda Fleet by Yugumo Merchant Spacy. It was launched in late YE 44. It is the cynosure ship in the Motoyoshi Rising plot.

History and Background

The ISS Evenstar (Yoi-no-Myōjō) was commissioned in YE 43, but did not get cleared for active duty until late in YE 44 due to priority in the Yugumo Fleetworks. The ship serves as the flagship of the Motoyoshi Clan and is part of the Yugumo Merchant Spacy. In YE 45, it was decided that the newly promoted Shipmaster Motoyoshi Eidan, the Motoyoshi Clan prodigy and favorite of Ketsurui-Motoyoshi Katsuko would take command. His crew that was trained by Takagawa Hitomi would be transferred from the ISS Shiori along with him.1)

About the Evenstar

The ISS Evenstar is considered the Motoyoshi Clan Flagship.

ISS Evenstar (Yoi-no-Myōjō)
Name ISS Evenstar (Yoi-no-Myōjō)
Namesake Yoi-no-Myōjō (宵の明星) is the Yamataigo word for “Evening Star”
Owner Motoyoshi Clan
Operator Takeda Fleet, Yugumo Merchant Spacy
Port of Registry Port Jiyuu, Sharie System
Home Port Port Jiyuu
Builder Yugumo Fleetworks
Class Tanya-Class Expeditionary Heavy Cruiser
Commissioned YE 43
Registry PYX-C02-0001
Commanding Officer Shipmaster Motoyoshi Eidan
Status Active
Damage Rating (v3) Tier 13 (Light Capital Ship)

Uniforms and Standards

Yugumo Type 43 Uniform DressUniforms and Standards for the Evenstar Crew


The officers and crew are part of the Yugumo Merchant Spacy and wear the Type 43 Yugumo Corporation Uniforms with the black beret bearing the ship's mission patch on the flash that is shipboard duty issue, All uniforms and armor bear the Takeda Fleet logo on the right shoulder with their Merchant Spacy Patch beneath it, and the ship's mission patch on the left, with the 紺碧軍団 Konpeki Gundan (Azure Legion) badge beneath it. Their rank pin is displayed on the left side of their uniform collar.

The Type 43 Yugumo Corporation Uniforms worn aboard the Evenstar, like those on the ISS Shiori before, use a different color scheme than standard. Rather than the purple one-piece dress or light charcoal jacket with darker trousers, both uniforms are a deep, dark charcoal that is nearly black even under close inspection, and feature gold trim. Coveralls and security response armor are also dark charcoal and have the same patches and insignia. Flight suits are dark charcoal with dark purple panels and gold trim.

Mission Patch and Takeda Fleet Patch

The ship's mission patch is a blue and purple peony flower. The Takeda Fleet Patch respectively.

Mission Patch Takeda Fleet Patch?200|Takeda Patch

Azure Legion

The insignia of Motoyoshi Eidan and his 紺碧軍団 Azure Legion.

Merchant Spacy Divison Patches

}The [[corp:yugumo_corporation:organization:merchant_spacy|Merchant Spacy Division Patches]] are as follows (See the page for details and rank pins can be found on the same page):

{{:corp:yugumo_corporation:yugumo_merchant_spacy_command.png?100 |

Ship Condition Statuses

The Ship's Condition Statuses are as follows:

Condition Description
Blue Normal Operations
Purple Ketsurui-Motoyoshi Katsuko or Motoyoshi Kaoru are onboard
Gold Ship is Docked at Friendly Port
Red All Hands to Battlestations
Black Abandon Ship

Duty Cycle

The ship has three duty shifts:

  • First Shift 0500-1700 (Jiyuu Time)
  • Second Shift 0900-2100 (Jiyuu Time)
  • Third Shift 1700-0500 (Jiyuu Time)

Advanced Education Program

In YE 44, when Takagawa Hitomi, a veteran educator, was asked to rejoin the ISS Shiori, the decision was made among her, Motoyoshi-Ieyasu Taro, and Ketsurui-Motoyoshi Katsuko to devise an advanced curriculum with real accreditation for Motoyoshi Eidan and the hand-picked prodigies who would accompany him. In YE 45, when the Azure Legion was formed aboard the Evenstar, the program was continued there.

In association with the Colonial Sector University System, the decision was made to create an experimental pilot program for exceptional youth in their last years of secondary education or first years of tertiary education. The initiative is under the auspices of a consortium consisting of Tokyo University and the Scientific Studies Service Gakuin Academy, with support from the Kyousou Institute of Technology, the Tsubomi School System, the Kikyō Scouts, the Shima Oceanographic Institute, and the Jiyuu University for Agricultural Studies.

The ISS Evenstar is considered a Kyousou Institute of Technology Remote Campus and SSS - Satellite Campus, as well as a campus of the Colonial Sector University System for purposes of credit recognition and transferability.

Kikyō Scouts Troop

The ISS Evenstar is a functioning troop of the Kikyō Scouts with Takagawa Hitomi as its leader. In YE 45, when the Azure Legion was formed aboard the Evenstar, the troop was transferred along with them.

The Troop's number is 1712, after the grid sector of the Taiie system, colonized in YE 28 by the Fifth Expeditionary Fleet under its commander Ketsurui-Motoyoshi Katsuko, grandmother of Motoyoshi Eidan. The star was destroyed during the First Mishhuvurthyar War in YE 29 by the Sfrarabla Mishhuvurthyar Xhrafuklurp (SMX), leaving behind the Taiie Nebula. In memory of the capital of the colony, Seijin no Umi, Port City of Taiie on Taiie IV, the troop's mascot is the “Sea Saints,” based on the Trade translation of the Yamataigo name: “Saint of the Sea.”

The troop is known as Troop 1712 “Sea Saints” among the Kikyō Scouts.

Ship Interior and Modifications

The Evenstar will be the first ship to test the new Yugumo Fleetworks standard interior modules.

Accomodations and Amenities

The living areas and amenities on the ISS Evenstar:

Yugumo Standard Shipmaster's Cabin Quarters for the Shipmaster
Yugumo Standard Licensed Crew Quarters Quarters for the Licensed Crew
Yugumo Standard Rated Crew Bunkroom Quarters for the Rated Crew
Yugumo Standard Adaptive Gravity Gym A training/gym facility
Yugumo Standard Modular Crew Entertainment Lounge 2) Modular entertainment rooms with many configurations
Yugumo Standard Galley Crew Kitchen
Yugumo Standard Dining Hall Crew Dining Hall
Yugumo Standard Wardroom Officer's Dining Lounge
Yugumo Standard Rated Crew Showers and Bathhouse Crew Showers and Bathhouse
Yugumo Standard Laundry Facility Laundry Facilities
Yugumo NBY Banking Booth Banking Services

Around the perimeter of the arboretum and in the Transit Stations are retail spaces and kiosks serving the crew, residents, and commuting workers aboard. There are often multiple of each location, in different stations or around the arboretum. While there are some unique shops and restaurants, familiar chains also have a presence:

Takeda House Evenstar

The ship has a particularly unique Takeda House location, in the center of the arboretum towards the bow, surrounded by koi ponds, waterfalls, and other water features.

Unique Compartments

Soon to Come.

Custom Weapons Loadout

Soon to Come.

Ship's Company

These are the notable members of the ship's crew and company, notably Eidan's 紺碧軍団 Konpeki Gundan which means Azure Legion in Yamataigo (邪馬台語).

#Character PicPageSpeciesOrganizationOccupationClan/Family PageRelationshipCharacter OwnerCharacter Status
1Kazumi "Halfetti" KurobawaDai OniYugumo Merchant Spacy, Azure LegionScience Cadet - Kagakusha-Kōhosei (科学者候補生)singleCharmaylargActive Player Character
2daizou.jpegKuroda No Daizou (黒田の太三)MinkanYugumo Merchant Spacy, Azure LegionScientist CadetsingleHyraltActive Player Character
3Leon ArguetaNepleslianYugumo Corporation, Yugumo Merchant Spacy, Azure LegionScience Officer/Kagakusha-Kōhosei (科学者候補生)singleDemibearActive Player Character
4Luminous Neon StarHelashioYugumo Corporation, Kikyō Scouts, Yugumo Merchant Spacy, Azure LegionEngine Officer/Kikanshi-Kōhosei (機関士候補生) -Systems and SafetysingleMiyakoActive Player Character
5MarikaLily Type Artificial NepleslianYugumo Merchant Spacy, Azure LegionSurgeon Cadet/Gekai-Kōhosei (外科医候補生)singleYuukiNPC In Use By GM or FM
6Motoyoshi EidanMinkanYugumo Corporation, Yugumo Merchant Spacy, Azure LegionShipmaster/Senchō (船長)Motoyoshi Clanopen relationshipAndrewNPC In Use By GM or FM
7Motoyoshi KurokoMishhuvurthyarYugumo Corporation, Yugumo Merchant Spacy, Azure LegionChief Officer/Ittō-kōkaishi (一等航海士)Motoyoshi Clanit's complicatedYuukiActive Player Character
8Motoyoshi ZabuzaMinkanSecurity OfficerHollanderActive Player Character
9Takagawa HitomiMinkanYugumo Corporation, Yugumo Merchant Spacy, Azure LegionFleetmaster/Daishō (代将)singleYuukiNPC In Use By GM or FM
10Tomoko SunabuRandom AlienKikyō Scouts, Yugumo Corporation, Yugumo Merchant Spacy, Azure LegionDeck Cadet/Shōkō-Kōhosei (将校候補生)- CommunicationssingleCharaaActive Player Character
11Yuki IniharaNorianYugumo Corporation, Yugumo Merchant Spacy, Azure LegionDeck Cadet - Shōkō-Kōhosei (将校候補生) --Pilotopen relationshipNakshatraActive Player Character

Ship's Avatar

The avatar of the ship's immensely powerful KAIMON Super-Gate is named “Lucia” and appears as an ethereal Yamataian woman with a deep dusky skin-tone, and brilliant golden hair and eyes that shine with their own radiant, stellar luminescence. She is often wearing flowing robes that swirl with deep blues, purples, greens, and black like nebulae upon the void of space, and spattered with shining silver, gold, pale blue, and the occasional red spots like the myriad stars themselves. She has an unfailingly wise, motherly, judicious, graceful, and noble aspect to her that permeates every action and expression and word of her warm, rich, sonorant voice.

NPC Ship's Crew

Third Officer Motoyoshi Ponyo - A burly, deep-voiced Minkan woman, originally of the Anisa System. Her parents were adopted into the clan during its first decade of existence. She was raised on a remote resource-extraction homestead, and sometimes uses strange or 'folksy' aphorisms. She is loyal to Clan and Empire, and expects a high degree of professionalism and effort from her subordinates. Her text color is Margarita, b0c24a. This NPC was introduced in “What in the Void-Filled Hells?”.3)

Senchō-no-joshu Ialnys Cienori - A Norian male with an athletic build, black hair and golden eyes. He was born on Noria and much like Yuki Inihara lost his parents, albeit both during the Umarian War. This is something they have bonded over in addition to their shared passion of the arts, though he is more apt to sit for paintings instead of creating them himself. He is loyal to Tsenlan and the Motoyoshi Clan. This NPC was introduced in “What in the Void-Filled Hells?”.4)

Orchid Fleet

The vessels that are docked to, hangared in, and accompany the Evenstar are known as Orchid Fleet.

The four frigate docks on the docking ring are usually occupied by the Misha-Class Explorer companion ships. Their shuttle bays each have one Taka-Class Shuttle. All of them, and their shuttles, are fully equipped with ELECTRA, Sorakagami Aerospace Operations Suite and Umikagami Subsurface Operations Suite.

Escort Flotilla

Besides the docked frigates, the Evenstar is generally escorted by 8 Yūgure-class Merchant Destroyer, Their shuttle bays have one Mōkin-Class Patrol Craft and two Mozu-Class Starfighter. All of them, and their small craft, are fully-equipped with ELECTRA, Sorakagami Aerospace Operations Suite and Umikagami Subsurface Operations Suite.

Support Ships

For indefinite-duration ops, not even the mighty Tanya-Class Expeditionary Heavy Cruiser can go entirely unsupported. The Daikoku-Class Agricultural Ship, and its variants are the backbone, keeping the Evenstar well-supplied with food, fresh water, and extended refining and fabrication facilities.

Two of the fully-automated, crewless Shuryoku-Class Super Freighter accompany the group for storage logistics purposes

Small Craft

With four shuttle/fighter bays and two transport/mecha bays the ISS Evenstar has ample room for small craft:

OOC Notes

Yuuki created this article on 2022/10/15 10:58.Andrew updated this article on 2023/09/25 17:58.

Approved by Wes on 2022/11/07.11)

Map Locations
Map to UseKosuke Sector
Map Display NameISS Evenstar
Map Coordinates343, 1726
Map ImportanceMinor RP Location
Map Marker
Map Tooltip ContentISS Evenstar
Show label?yes
Marker AnchorBottom Center
Places of the SARPiverse
Opened/Settled (YE)YE 44
Place Categoriesstarship
Year CommissionedYE 44

starships/evenstar.txt · Last modified: 2024/01/27 22:00 by nakshatra