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YCS Bastion of Winter

The YCS Bastion of Winter (Yamataigo 冬の要塞, Fuyu no Yōsai), is a Yūgure-class Merchant Destroyer with the Chairman Upfit Package, part of the Yugumo Corporate Fleet and registered in the Yamatai Star Empire as CYE-CYU-0036.

The Bastion is the plot ship for the Bastion of Winter plot.

Bastion of Winter

About the YCS Bastion of Winter

The YCS Bastion of Winter was constructed in early YE 42. Command of the ship was given to Cecily Winters in order for her to perform her executive duties for Yugumo Corporation1).

YCS Bastion of Winter
Name YCS Bastion of Winter
Owner Yugumo Corporate Fleet
Operator Yugumo Corporate Fleet
Port of Registry Amatsu-Motoyoshi "Port Hachidori", Jiyuu II Orbit
Home Port Port Jiyuu
Builder Yugumo Fleetworks
Class Yūgure-class Merchant Destroyer
Comissioned YE 43
Registry CYE-CYU-0036
Status active


The Environment aboard the Bastion is kept for the comfort of its Neshaten crew. Therefore, its environmental systems are calibrated to somewhat different levels than a typical Yamataian ship.

  • The gravity is kept at 2.2 times Yamataian gravity.
  • The interior lighting is dim, about 70% the standard intensity, and the color temperature is kept low, about 1250K, giving the interior lighting a reddish hue. The effect is like the end of twilight during sunrise, or the beginning of twilight during sunset.
  • The temperature is 6°C (about 11°F) cooler than standard.

The Ship's Patch

The YCS Bastion of Winter's ship's patch features a Shinto Torii, and two running fox figures, emblematic of the legendary Kitsune. An ice crystal and the Yugumo Corporation logo center the imagery on the eight-figured star, reminiscent of the Yata no Kagami (Yamataigo 八咫鏡). The colors evoke the wintry coat and dark hair that are iconic of the DiZimonova family of Shukaren Daur.


Bastion of Winter Crew wear Type 43 Yugumo Corporation Uniforms as of YE 43, part of their Yugumo Corporation Standard Issue, along with the black beret or peaked cap that are part of Shipboard duty issue bearing the ship's mission patch on the flash. Uniforms, Security armor and power armor, as well as small craft pilot flight suits are primarily white with black and purple trim, rather than the typical Yugumo Corporation colors of shades of purple, grey, and black, with gold trim. All uniforms and armor bear the Yugumo Corporation logo on the right shoulder, and the ship's mission patch on the left.

SVN Exchange Officers

Exchange officers from the SVN wear the same same base uniform, but with a patch showing the emblem from the Shukara Naval Flag instead of the Yugumo logo, and a pin representing their SVN Rank on the collar instead of Yugumo rank insignia, but of the same construction. Exchange Officers may wear any cape or other accessories they are entitled to by SVN regulations. Accessories such as special ribbon trim may be simulated with Omnihue.

Alternate Weaponry

Rather than the usual Yugumo E2 Energy Pistol, all Yugumo Corporation crew are armed with a Mekir’ve Variable Plasma Sidearm and a kra_knov_backsword (along with appropriate holster and sheath), at all times while on duty, unless in an area civilians are forbidden to carry weapons. They are all still issued and qualify with the E2, however, and some may still carry it as a backup weapon in addition to their primary sidearm. Rather than the standard-issue Sakura Type 43 “Bushi” Compact Carbine, SVN Command has provided for the issue of the Galactic Horizon 11.5x43mm Integrally Suppressed Automatic Carbine to protect the sensitive hearing of Daur from the loud report of the other rifle.

Exchange officers from the Shukara Volunteer Navy may also be additionally armed and equipped as their commanders see fit.

Additional Issue for Shukaren Daur Crew

Besides the alternate weaponry, Daur crew aboard the Bastion are issued additional items beyond the Yugumo Corporation Standard Issue as required for their self care and well-being:


The YCS Bastion of Winter was constructed and launched in early YE 43 and was shipped with a Noval Luxury Engineering Chairman Upfit Package6). In early YE 44, the Bastion was sent to rendezvous with the ISS Mitsu and explore Star System E-137) and make contact with a Kingdom of Neshaten delegation after ensuring the security of the system and surrounding interstellar space.


Below is a list of plots and other roleplays the YCS Bastion of Winter has been involved in

SYNC Threads

Yamatai RP Threads


Several modifications have been made which vary from the original design of the Yūgure-class Merchant Destroyer. Since the Yūgure shares a common platform with the Misha, many of the ideas first proven by the ISS Mitsu were carried forward to this ship's design.


The armor layer is impregnated with an Omnihue matrix, allowing effectively unlimited control over the coloration, pattern, text, and insignia of the surface. This serves as thermoptic camouflage and signature reduction, if set properly.


The Bastion's armor, in addition to the Omnihue, has a layer of Sitearium and Stellarium coating it, that allows for even more effective stealth than the Omnihue alone.

Deck Layout

The deck layout and interior spaces of the ship have been modified in a manner similar to the ISS Mitsu:

YCS Bastion of Winter Deck Layout


The following compartments have been added or modified:


The Armory is secured behind two layers of Forcefield-Nested Isolation Doors and is access-controlled. The room is fully stocked with weapons and equipment for use by Cecily and her associates. There are enough sturdy racks, cages, drawers, and cabinets outfitted with multiple locks to securely contain everything, as well as a workbench for performing modifications and repairs to firearms and blades. The Security Chief has a well-appointed desk with a Ge-T8-E3103 - Computer Array and a comfortable office chair.

A EM-J5 Flying Assistant Robot Series (FARS) specialized for security and first aid duty, and one specced for repair work assist the officer.

The Security-Spec EM-J5 Flying Assistant Robot Series (FARS) that patrol the ship are also based here.


A divided off part of the Armory serves as a small brig. There's a bench with a rail for attaching restraints for short-term detention, with an open shower and head, and a water fountain. A pair of Transparent Durandium holding cells are for longer-term occupancy, with floor drains, spartan bunks featuring restraints, and sink/fountain/toilet combos. The Brig's entrance, along with the officer on duty's desk, is located between the Forcefield-Nested Isolation Doors, making it impossible to get directly from the Brig to the Armory proper.

Captain's Stateroom

Spanning the area of two of the standard cabins, Cecily’s luxurious stateroom is designed for her comfort, entertainment, and convenience. Upgraded from the standard shower and head into a full Yamataian-style washroom, featuring separate shower, steam-room, and soaking tub with whirlpool jets, it occupies a corner of the space, cutting the room into an L-shape. The small end of the L is a walk in closet with wardrobe and vanity. It has entrances from both the bedroom and washroom, and features gear storage and a personal armory for Cecily’s Yugumo Corporation Standard Issue, Shipboard duty items, and Security Loadout, with room to spare for nearly anything else she wishes. At the crux of the L is a kitchenette and breakfast nook, with small, angled canopy bar with full back and stools on the opposite corner, while the entrance at the long side of the L opens into a foyer and sitting room with couches and coffee tables huddled around a simulated fireplace. Beyond it, before the kitchenette, is a well-appointed office alcove with a desk and chair and Ge-T8-E3103 - Computer Array allowing Cecily to conduct business from her stateroom, without even having to cross the corridor to the office. The wall between the office alcove and the soaking tub is mostly a large aquarium. Across from the desk, a multifunction all-in-one exercise unit is cleverly out of the way in another alcove. For covert communications, any mirrored surface in the stateroom functions as a Lying Mirror. On the bed is the coveted Hyper-Tempri-Sama blanket.

Cargo Bays

Each cargo bay has been fitted with a Scalable Graviton Beam Projector in the center of the rear wall, and one in the center of the ceiling, for handling cargo. A pair of Basic Grapplers are located on a gantry above in each one, along with traditional cranes and lifts.

Computer Room

The computer room has one Yugumo Standard Anthroform Drone Berth for use by the ship's avatar's KAIMON/Ascendant Consort for when Shiroko wishes to have a “real” body instead of a volumetric one (solid or otherwise).

Crew Cabin

Four sets of Type 40 Bunk Beds in the Deluxe Three Bunks, Desk, and Drawer/Wheels configuration face each other from across the narrower dimension of the room. Each desk is connected to a Ge-T8-E3103 - Computer Array as well as the ship's systems, and below each one is a footlocker.

The Crew Cabin takes up a little more room than the single default stateroom and features a shower and head. There is a table with four chairs in the central common area, along with an all-in-one exercise machine. Volumetric Windows provide display for entertainment, environmental, and informational purposes.

Damage Control Lockers

In key areas around the ship are damage control lockers containing vital supplies and equipment in case of damage to the ship. They are clearly marked and a high-visibility red. Each contains:

Drone Launch

Drone Storage

Cargo One also features 24 Yugumo Standard Anthroform Drone Berth with storage units between. Half of them are occupied by a eight spare Consort bodies still in their factory defaults, and four extra EM-J6-1 "Rayleigh"9), and the remaining half vacant. Additional EM-J5 Flying Assistant Robot Series (FARS) are kept on shelves and the accessories to specialize them are kept here, and there are a few EM-J4-M3503 Docking Station along with some spare EM-J4-M3502 Basic Tool Kit.

Emergency Bunks

Cargo One and Cargo Two both feature racks of Star Army Bunk Bed, Type 40 bunked three high, kept in collapsed mode, just in case the ship needs to take on additional people in an emergency. There are 16 sets of bunks in Cargo One, and 24 in Cargo Two. In addition, there are simple emergency shower-heads and drains, along with sink/fountain/toilet combos, one for each four sets of bunks, behind removable panels in the bulkheads of both cargo bays. Similarly concealed are a washer, dryer, and utility sink for every eight sets of bunks. These systems raise the emergency capacity of the vessel to nearly five times the base, with more comfort and less crowding due to the temporary increase in berthing space and sanitation extending the livable area to the cargo areas.


The Chief Engineer has a well-appointed desk with a Ge-T8-E3103 - Computer Array and a comfortable office chair.

The ship's repair drones are generally stationed in this area until needed. The EM-J4-M3503 Docking Stations for the EM-J4-2a MARI (Space) are attached to the walls in here.

The are also damage control EM-J5 Flying Assistant Robot Series (FARS) that patrol for maintenance issues based here.

First Aid Lockers

In strategic places throughout the ship, several on each deck, are lockers containing first aid supplies. They are clearly marked and a high-visibility orange.

Guest Cabin

The Guest Cabin is, unlike the rest of the cabins, mostly unchanged from the standard suites found on the stock Yūgure-class Merchant Destroyer, aside from the luxury of the Chairman Upfit Package. The Guest Cabin is a spacious bedroom, featuring a corner “L” seat, a desk, a closet, and a shower and head bathroom attached. The bed arrangement here is the most interesting change: four sets of the same triple set of Type 40 Bunk Beds in the Deluxe Three Bunks, Desk, and Drawer/Wheels configuration found elsewhere aboard the ship, but sets of 2 are beside each other so that they each form a triple-decker king-sized bunk. The desks at the bottom face outwards, with a small cubicle divider between them. This gives a total of six available bunks.

Gymnasium and Dojo

Opposite the Onsen, part of Cargo One has been separated into a Gymnasium and Dojo. It features not only a full complement of state-of-the-art workout machinery, but also a large, open area for practicing various martial arts and dance. The floor of the dojo is a smooth, slightly slick surface, but there are mats in storage to cover the entire area. Three sides of the Dojo area are mirrored, offering viewpoints to ensure correct form. The gym's locker room features a communal shower and head, a sauna, a steam roomb, massage tables, a whirlpool hot tub, and a therapeutic soaking tub.

There are also a variety of specialty equipment built into in retractable ceiling, wall, and floor panels relating to Galactic Horizon Laser-Tag.

A set of Forcefield-Nested Isolation Doors leads to the Volumetric Room, but they are hidden behind sliding panels covered by the mirrors.

Housekeeping Closets

Spaced efficiently around the ship, with easy access to anywhere on the ship, from anywhere on the ship, are humble janitorial closets featuring a utility sink and a place to fill and drain mop buckets, and ample shelving, racks, and cabinet space for Cleaning Supplies, towels, and linens, pillows, and blankets.


The lab is set up as an infirmary and basic medical bay as well as a science laboratory. In addition to essential science equipment such as microscopes, centrifuges, and a fume hood, the medical equipment includes an ATMC Ke-J1-E3301 - Autonomous Configurable Medical Unit unit and Treatment and Examination Bed. An EM-J5-6a - FARS GP with appropriate medical accessories attached is on duty in the lab at all times. The Chief Medical Officer has a well-appointed desk with a Ge-T8-E3103 - Computer Array and a comfortable office chair. The lab has its own shower and head.

A pair of EM-J5 Flying Assistant Robot Series (FARS) specialized for first aid duty assist the officer and respond to medical emergencies on the ship.


Secure storage, containing Kinetic Penetrator Ammunition for the "Taihou" Capital Artillery, the Magazine is a heavily armored, static-free vault with independent environmental systems. Located in the upper nacelle pylon, it is connected to an automated feed system. Like the Armory, it is secured behind Forcefield-Nested Isolation Doors and access-controlled. Other than during resupply or repair, it should not be necessary to enter the magazine.

The magazine has its own dedicated "Mobile Spanner" Drone and EM-J4-2a MARI (Space) with EM-J4-M3502 Basic Tool Kit operating autonomously inside, with a EM-J4-M3503 Docking Station for the latter.


Cecily Winters's innumerable business responsibilities require that she be able to perform her functions from anywhere, at any time. A semicircular desk, featuring every technological convenience and advantage available dominates the end of the room farthest from the door. Its luxurious arm chair faces off against a trio of lesser chairs across the desk's surface, for face to face meetings. Another desk is off to one side, not quite as impressive, but equally as comfortable and perhaps more well-appointed from a technology and control systems standpoint.

Closer to the door a pair of smaller desks with less ostentatious chairs face each other, requiring anyone entering the office to walk between them. Every desk is outfitted with a Ge-T8-E3103 - Computer Array terminal. To one side of the office is a kitchenette, and on the other, a conference chamber with an oval table, eight chairs, and a state of the art telepresence and teleconferencing suite. One wall is dominated by a great aquarium stocked with native Jiyuuan species.

A EM-J5 Flying Assistant Robot Series (FARS) specialized for office duty assists the administrators.

Officer Quarters

The Officer Quarters takes up a little less than space of two of the default crew cabins.

Two rooms, two to either side of the common area each feature a set of Type 40 Bunk Beds in the Deluxe Three Bunks, Desk, and Drawer/Wheels configuration that face each other from across the narrower dimension of the room. Each desk is connected to a Ge-T8-E3103 - Computer Array as well as the ship's systems, and below each one is a footlocker.

Each room in the Officer Quarters has a shower and head, and there are a pair of tables with each with four chairs, a workout area featuring several multifunction exercise machines, and a pair of desks with chairs and their own Ge-T8-E3103 - Computer Array in the central common area. Volumetric Windows provide display for entertainment, environmental, and informational purposes.

Onsen and Pool

The Bathhouse has been extended into some of the area of Cargo One to include an opulent bathing and swimming area patterned after a traditional Elysian Bath. The facilities are fashioned into a faux columned Peristyle, featuring multiple statue fountains emptying into the main bath. The pool has adjustable temperature and salinity, and is deep enough for full submersion and large enough for light swimming. Adjacent to it are a fully stocked bar, a jet whirlpool, and a traditional wooden hot tub. The main entrance to the area is through the communal shower, as etiquette demands one be clean before entering, but there is a service and maintenance entrance through Cargo One. Separate from the soaking pool are several fountains and decoraive waterfalls. There is a communal shower and head for ensuring cleanliness before entering.

Survival Lockers

At key strategic points around the ship are lockers containing vital survival supplies. They are clearly marked and painted a high-visibility green. Each contains:

Volumetrics Room

Similar to the volumetrics room on a Plumeria-class (2E) Medium Gunship, this room's walls, ceiling, and floor are all Volumetric Windows coated with anti-scuff coatings, and the Volumetric Displays in the room are capable of projecting Solid Volumetrics, as well as Hard Light (Technology) thanks to an array of IRI-Type Hard light Apparatus. The Volumetrics Room is intended for recreation, training, and briefings.Force fields have been added to provide tactile feedback to simulations as well as to slide people back imperceptibly when they try to walk too close to a wall or change elevation. In this way, simulations larger than the room would normally permit are possible and can be safely employed. Simulations can also make people appear and sound further away than they are and nudge them away from collisions with each other if necessary to further add to the illusion.

This force field sliding can be disabled easily if desired; but small markers will appear to show the walls, floor, and ceiling boundaries while the door to the room becomes visible as a safety measure. All people will be shown in their actual locations as well.

Uses of the Volumetric Room include consuming media en masse, holding briefings with visual aids, relaying briefings from alternate locations, training, running combat simulations, showing simulations of home or other relaxing venues, large scale communications, as a pre-mission staging area, or even for making crew members run laps as punishment.

The Volumetric Room was modified in late YE 43 to be sealed with Forcefield-Nested Isolation Doors. The pipes, vents, and drains allow for the sealed room to be partially or completely flooded with water, or the atmospheric pressure changed, made heavy or vacuum. The temperature, humidity, atmospheric composition, and gravity are adjustable to extremes not available on the rest of the ship.

There are also a variety of specialty equipment built into in retractable ceiling, wall, and floor panels relating to Galactic Horizon Laser-Tag.

There is a second set of Forcefield-Nested Isolation Doors that lead to the Gym/Dojo, but they are hidden behind sliding panels.

Weapons Lockers

In key areas around the ship such as on the bridge are secure lockers containing emergency weaponry in case of an emergency on the ship such as a boarding action. They are hidden behind locking, sliding bulkhead panels, that, like the locker itself, may only be opened by authorized personnel.


The workshop has had a Star Army Fabrication Chamber, Type 39 installed as its centerpiece. It includes a Civilian Synthesis Reactor Module and a backup Aether generator for emergency use.

The Quartermaster has a well-appointed desk with a Ge-T8-E3103 - Computer Array and a comfortable office chair.

In addition to a "Mobile Spanner" Drone, there is a repair-spec EM-J5 Flying Assistant Robot Series (FARS) to assist in the workshop.

Internal Security

Internally, there are enough pop-out automated weapons turrets positioned as to cover the entire interior with at least three of them able to aim at any one spot, with no blind spots or effective cover. These weapons are equivalent to a Yugumo E2 Energy Pistol each, but draw power directly from the ship's power systems10). They are capable of firing in lethal and nonlethal modes, independently of each other. They are not capable of firing at targets outside of the ship. Additionally, hidden, armored vaults in strategic places around the ship contain actual Yugumo E2 Energy Pistols, ready to open at the mental command of an authorized person11).

Hidden Drone Berths

Eight Yugumo Standard Anthroform Drone Berth are at the corners of each deck's corridor, fore and aft, port and starboard, in pairs with a storage unit between each pair. There are four in the captain's stateroom, two in the armory, and eight on the bridge. These, designed to house EM-J6-1 "Rayleigh" security drones with Medical and Commander packages, are masterfully concealed behind panels in such a way that their deployment cannot be obstructed. They carry Personal Defense Shield "Svalinn" Tower shields with the Solid Volumetrics and Electric Stun System options, and are “armed” with an OI-W32-1a Magic Handin addition to their wakizashi, as well as a Type 33/C Civilian NSP with a YB-28A Triple-Power Magazine, EM-W4 Stun Baton, a EM-G16-2a First Aid Kit, and a set of Emrys Industries Electromagnetic Manacles on a Star Army Utility Belt, Type 3212).

Security Drone

Modified Systems

Many of the systems of the YCS Bastion of Winter have been modified or upgraded from the original design of the ship.

Computer Upgrades

Several racks of Ge-T8-E3103 - Computer Array, 12 in all, and 16 full Nodes (10) of X-type Quantum Computers have been added to the system room to augment the KAIMON for additional computing power. Upgrades to the KAIMON allow the ISS Mitsu to run the KAIMON-Prime Gate intended for larger ships, rather than the class-standard KAIMON-Gate model used by the Yūgure-class Merchant Destroyer. In addition to hosting KAIMON, the server hosts several instances of the RICE system, including the base OS as well as the RaiNE OS, DaphNE OS, and Lazarus' "Laplace" La+ Operating System distributions.

Backup Power Systems

The Bastion has several backup power systems installed to ensure it can remain powered through any emergency.

Secondary Power System

A Tsuyosa Series Matter-Antimatter Reactor has been added for secondary power. This system also includes a Matter Collection System.

Tertiary Power System

For a backup to the backup, alternative source, or for auxiliary power in case of high demand, a Class 3 Hyperspace Fuel Generator has been installed.

Quaternary Power System

Should all else before it fail or simply require more power, a Phoenix Fusion Generator is available.

Quinary Power System

As a final fallback power generation system, HONEY SLAM fusion generator with quadruple power supply has been installed.


The Bastion has numerous upgrades to its propulsion systems.

Turbo Plasma Drives

The Hoshi II Series Turbo Plasma Drives have been upgraded and tuned along with the installation of the plasma weaponry and vernier system. Can be used for VTOL.

  • Stat Modification: Maximum Sublight Speed is 0.36c (2.6AU/Hr).
Backup Sublight Propulsion

As a contingency backup a Cirrostratus Ion-Grid Propulsion Drive has been installed, in case of the failure of the main sublight drives, or their inefficacy due to anomalous local conditions.

  • Cruising Thrust (safe): 0.225c
  • Max Thrust (unsafe): 0.300c
Falcon Tunnel Drive

As a backup or alternate FTL drive solution, the ship has been fitted with a Falcon Tunnel Drive, which may perform better in certain astrophysical or stellographical situations than Continuum Distortion or Hyperspace fold.

  • Range: 15LY
  • Speed: 0.2ly/m
  • Charge time: 5m/ly
Supplementary Environmental Shielding

The primary CFS-based variable-geometry barrier shielding is supplemented by an Environmental Starship Shield to protect the ship, crew, passengers, and cargo from environmental hazards should the main shields fa il.

Weapon Add-Ons

Other Add-Ons

Some additional add-ons to the ship.

Shuttles and Vehicles

Shuttles and vehicles on the YCS Bastion of Winter are listed below.

Shuttle Bay

Besides the YCS Bastion of Winter's shuttles, Cecily Winters may keep her personal craft here.

Vehicle Storage

The YCS Bastion of Winter has a complement of planetary vehicles, as well as any personal vehicles Cecily Winters stores here. As the Bastion cannot land on a planet, ground vehicles must be unloaded at a station, taken to the surface by a small craft, or dropped, whether orbitally or from within the atmosphere. All vehicles have been painted with Omnihue, and default to Bastion livery: they are white with purple trim and bearing the ship's patch and Yugumo Corporation logos as graphics, along with High-Visbility fluorescent and reflective markings as needed for safety.

Ship's Inventory

The Bastion of Winter and its crew are well stocked and supplied with equipment and consumables:

Captain's Armory

Engineering Inventory

Most items stored in Engineering are personal protective equipment, along with some basic tools:

Lab Inventory

Workshop Inventory

Along with hand and power tools, there are plenty of spare parts and raw materials:

Armory Inventory

The Armory's racks, cages, and cabinets contain:

Cargo One

Power Armor Storage

Cargo Two

Most items, including smaller Standard Starship Cargo Containers, are kept in SSCC-XL containers that can be repurposed as SSCC-XL Prefab Modules. There are several empty SSCC-XL stored here as well. There are a trio of KAIMON/Ascendant Carrier on duty here.


Yugumo Corporate Fleet furnished and equipped a complement of officers and crew to staff the vessel. The Yugumo crew are entirely Shukaren Daur expatriates to the Yamatai Star Empire from the Kingdom of Neshaten. Exchange officers from the Shukara Volunteer Navy serve aboard as well, also all Shukaren Daur.

Exchange Officers

Some personnel aboard are officers in the Shukara Volunteer Navy, consulting in an unofficial exchange program. The exchange officers are all highly experienced, highly-decorated professionals who happen to secretly17) each be a Neshaten Agent. They are professional alien technology testers for Or'ion Section Five18) who report directly to the Sere'ta'kon in charge of all things Yamatai.


A pair of researchers, Nin'urta Suen In'anna, a Xenoarchaeologist, and Nall'Tis "Harmony" Hulut Llamnel., a Xenobiologist, are aboard the Bastion to support her exploration and science missions. They are employed by Yugumo Corporation.


Yugumo Fleetworks also provided several KAIMON/Ascendant Consort anthroform drones to serve and assist Cecily while aboard, and provide discreet security for the ship. Additionally, the ship's AI has a volumetric avatar who can also control a Consort body to leave the ship. All of the Consort drones aboard have been modified to include fox-like ears and tail in order to enable them to communicate effectively in Tinacen.

Crew Roster

The crew of the Bastion of Winter is listed below:

Name Type Rank Position Place of Duty
Cecily Winters Shukaren Daur
Zhenren Upgrade
Buchō (部長) Buchō (部長)
Yugumo Corporate Fleet
Captain19) Office
Mishitari Winters KAIMON/Ascendant Consort Kakarichō (係長) Kakarichō (係長)
Yugumo Corporate Fleet
Ástríðr Skaðisdóttir Custodian War Android Kakarichō (係長) Kakarichō (係長)
Yugumo Corporate Fleet
Ariah NH-33 (Eihei) Ketsurui Samurai Ronin22) Office
Nall'Tis "Harmony" Hulut Llamnel. Lorath (Llamnel) Jichō (次長) Jichō (次長)
Yugumo Corporate Fleet
Chief Science Officer23)
Nin'urta Suen In'anna Shukaren Daur Kakarichō (係長) Kakarichō (係長)
Yugumo Corporate Fleet
Science Officer25)
Lukalei Mikh'ianni Shukaren Daur U'Cetrinal U'Cetrinal
Shukara Volunteer Navy
Lexicon / Starship Aviator
First Officer27) Bridge
Lucya'nel Maryn'kycov Shukaren Daur jichō (次長) jichō (次長)
Yugumo Corporate Fleet
Operations/Tactical28) Bridge
Zo'yola Valnina Shukaren Daur Kachō (課長) Kachō (課長)
Yugumo Corporate Fleet
Science/Sensors29) Bridge
Koz'lone'ie Ros'aya Shukaren Daur Kachō (課長) Kachō (課長)
Yugumo Corporate Fleet
Communications and Mission Control30) Bridge
Lyu'natel Cosyubov'no Shukaren Daur M'Aura M'Aura
Shukara Volunteer Navy
Starship Aviator
Pilot31) Bridge
Karinovica'el Marzhda Shukaren Daur E'Leuyte E'Leuyte
Shukara Volunteer Navy
Healer / Counselor
Chief Medical Officer32) Lab
Vilnt'na Petraro Shukaren Daur Kachō (課長)  Kachō (課長)
Yugumo Corporate Fleet
Chief Engineer33) Engineering
Kalih'n Lariniv Shukaren Daur Jōtō Shunin (上等主任) Jōtō Shunin (上等主任)
Yugumo Corporate Fleet
Quartermaster34) Workshop
Ametya Don'Dora Shukaren Daur Jōtō Shunin (上等主任) Jōtō Shunin (上等主任)
Yugumo Corporate Fleet
Galley Chief35) Galley
Giornyv'va Giav'basa Shukaren Daur R'Mueta R'Mueta
Shukara Volunteer Navy
Swordmaster / Marine
Security Chief36) Armory
Sarosa La'dario Shukaren Daur Jōtō Shain (上等社員) Jōtō Shain (上等社員)
Yugumo Corporate Fleet
Deckhand37) Everywhere
Lyu'mil Mila'nov Shukaren Daur Jōtō Shain (上等社員) Jōtō Shain (上等社員)
Yugumo Corporate Fleet
Deckhand38) Everywhere
Yōsai Haruko (要塞春子) KAIMON/Ascendant Consort Jōtō Shain (上等社員) Jōtō Shain (上等社員)
Yugumo Corporate Fleet
Crew Drone39) Everywhere
Yōsai Natsuko (要塞夏子) KAIMON/Ascendant Consort Jōtō Shain (上等社員) Jōtō Shain (上等社員)
Yugumo Corporate Fleet
Crew Drone40) Everywhere
Yōsai Akiko (要塞秋子) KAIMON/Ascendant Consort Jōtō Shain (上等社員) Jōtō Shain (上等社員)
Yugumo Corporate Fleet
Crew Drone41) Everywhere
Yōsai Fuyuko (要塞冬子) KAIMON/Ascendant Consort Jōtō Shain (上等社員) Jōtō Shain (上等社員)
Yugumo Corporate Fleet
Crew Drone42) Everywhere
Yōsai Kozakura KAIMON/Ascendant Consort Totei (徒弟) Totei (上等社員)
Yugumo Corporate Fleet
Crew Drone43) Everywhere


Fuyu Shiroko (冬城子) is the volumetrically projected avatar of the ship's KAIMON AI. She has a KAIMON/Ascendant Consort body available if she needs to use one.

Cecily's Staff

Cecily Winters has a small retinue of personnel who are not ship crew per se, but rather her own personal staff. In general, they are not officially Yugumo Corporation employees, but are given courtesy ranks as junior executives to clarify their authority to the crew.


Formerly a Yojimbo of the Ketsurui Samurai, she became a Ronin. Ariah is a Nekovalkyrja Eihei, and a disciple of Jo Midori.

Ástríðr Skaðisdóttir

A Custodian War Android that Cecily won in the YE 43 Salvage Giveaway44), “Astrid” is a jovial, sanguine guardian of exceptional height and sturdiness.

Mishitari Winters

The KAIMON/Ascendant Consort issued to Cecily by Yugumo Corporation to be her personal assistant, Mishitari is dedicated, organized, motivated, enthusiastic, and cheerful. She has blue hair and eyes, and her fox ears and tail have white fur with black tips.

Nall'Tis "Harmony" Hulut Llamnel

Nall'Tis "Harmony" Hulut Llamnel. is a Lorath Llamnel Xenobiologist, and Chief Science Officer of the Bastion.

Nin'urta Suen In'anna

Nin'urta Suen In'anna is a Shukaren Daur Xenoarchaeologist.


There are eight personnel serving as officers on the ship, comprising five bridge officers and three support officers:

Bridge Officers

These officers staff bridge stations:

Koz'lone'ie Ros'aya
Lucya'nel Maryn'kycov
Lukalei Mikh'ianni
Lyu'natel Cosyubov'no
Zo'yola Valnina

Support Officers

These officers provide engineering, security, and medical support:

Giornyv'va Giav'basa
  • R'Mueta Giornyv'va Giav'basa Trey'nan'ie Trey'Vor'la Trey'Xie'sa
  • Security Chief54)
  • Recognition: Trey'nan'ie (The Courageous), Trey'Vor'la (The Strategic), Trey'Xie'sa (The Dangerous)
  • Occupational Performance Degree: Master Swordmaster / Master Marine / Master Agent
    • Phoenix Medal
    • Windy Order
    • Urban Combat Award
    • Survivalist
    • Bloody Kiri Medal
    • Rescue Ribbon
    • Rescue Cross
    • Cross Career Medal
    • Good Conduct Medal
  • Appearance
    • Eyes: Amber
    • Hair: Fennec-Colored (Gold)
    • Ears and Tail: Fennec-Colored (Gold)
  • Traits
    • Driven, selfless, heroic, expects a lot from others.
    • Has a lot of knives on her at any given time.
    • Long, Pointed Ears– is a Fennec!
Karinovica'el Marzhda
Vilnt'na Petraro


These crew provide logistics, maintenance, porter, valet, security, clerical, and maid services:

Senior Ratings

These senior crew provide essential logistics functions:

Ametya Don'Dora
  • Jōtō Shunin Ametya Don'Dora
  • Galley Chief60)
  • Appearance
    • Eyes: Red
    • Hair: Yellow
    • Ears and Tail: Orange with White Tip
  • Traits
    • Encyclopedia of Neshaten cuisine
    • Did somebody say “gruff humor?”
    • Taller, curvier, and heavier than most Daur, self aware jokes about it
Kalih'n Lariniv
  • Jōtō Shunin Kalih'n Lariniv
  • Quartermaster61)
  • Appearance
    • Eyes: Yellow
    • Hair: Yellow
    • Ears and Tail: Yellow with Yellow Tip
  • Traits
    • It's like she looked up ”Tsundere“ in a dictionary and said “I'm going to be that.”
    • Known to play favorites when it comes to requisitions
    • Wow, she is really organized.


These crewmembers do general labor and maintenance around the ship, and assist with security:

Lyu'mil Mila'nov
Sarosa La'dario

Crew Drones

These subsapient gynoids are issued by Yugumo Corporation to augment the ship's crew:

Yōsai Akiko
Yōsai Natsuko
Yōsai Fuyuko
Yōsai Haruko

Cabin and Bunk Assignments

Crew on the YCS Bastion of Winter are assigned as follows:

Name Room Bunk
Cecily Winters Captain's Stateroom N/A
Mishitari Winters Wherever N/A
Ástríðr Skaðisdóttir Doesn't Sleep N/A
Fuyu Shiroko Incorporeal N/A
Nall'Tis "Harmony" Hulut Llamnel. Guest Cabin L
Ariah Guest Cabin M
Nin'urta Suen In'anna Guest Cabin U
Vacant Officer One 1L
Lyu'natel Cosyubov'no Officer One 1M
Lukalei Mikh'ianni Officer One 1U
Vacant Officer One 2L
Giornyv'va Giav'basa Officer One 2M
Karinovica'el Marzhda Officer One 2U
Vacant Officer Two 1L
Vilnt'na Petraro Officer Two 1M
Zo'yola Valnina Officer Two 1U
Vacant Officer Two 2L
Koz'lone'ie Ros'aya Officer Two 2M
Lucya'nel Maryn'kycov Officer Two 2U
Vacant Crew 1L
Sarosa La'dario Crew 1M
Kalih'n Lariniv Crew 1U
Vacant Crew 2L
Lyu'mil Mila'nov Crew 2M
Ametya Don'Dora Crew 2U
Vacant Crew 3L
Yōsai Akiko Crew 3M
Yōsai Natsuko Crew 3U
Vacant Crew 4L
Yōsai Fuyuko Crew 4M
Yōsai Haruko Crew 4U

Power Armor Squads

Personnel on the Bastion of Winter are organized into Power Armor Squads:

Name Squad Role Armor
Cecily Winters HQ Commander Tenshi II
Ariah HQ Point Tenshi II
Xu Yanfei HQ Wing Tenshi II
Azai Kaede HQ Wing Tenshi II
Mishitari Winters HQ Reserve Tenshi II
Nall'Tis "Harmony" Hulut Llamnel. HQ Reserve Tenshi II
Nin'urta Suen In'anna HQ Reserve Tenshi II
Yōsai Kozakura HQ Wing Tenshi II
Lukalei Mikh'ianni 1 Leader Tenshi II
Yōsai Haruko 1 Point Tenshi II
Lucya'nel Maryn'kycov 1 Wing Tenshi II
Zo'yola Valnina 1 Wing Tenshi II
Giornyv'va Giav'basa 2 Leader Tenshi II
Yōsai Natsuko 2 Point Tenshi II
Koz'lone'ie Ros'aya 2 Wing Tenshi II
Vilnt'na Petraro 2 Wing Tenshi II
Karinovica'el Marzhda 3 Leader Tenshi II
Yōsai Akiko 3 Point Tenshi II
Sarosa La'dario 3 Wing Tenshi II
Lyu'mil Mila'nov 3 Wing Tenshi II
Lyu'natel Cosyubov'no 4 Leader Tenshi II
Yōsai Fuyuko 4 Point Tenshi II
Kalih'n Lariniv 4 Wing Tenshi II
Ametya Don'Dora 4 Wing Tenshi II

Sapience Tracker

The crew drones are all sapience capable, although they started out as subsapient:

Name Level Tier Sapient? Gain Factor Loss Factor Key Emotion
Ástríðr Skaðisdóttir 6% 0 No 0.5 1.0 Embarrassment
Mishitari Winters 42% 4 No 2.25 0.5 Accomplishment
Yōsai Haruko 35% 3 No 1.75 0.75 Frivolity
Yōsai Natsuko 35% 3 No 1.5 0.75 Competition
Yōsai Akiko 35% 3 No 1.25 0.75 Altruism
Yōsai Fuyuko 35% 3 No 1.25 0.75 Melancholy

OOC Notes

Cecily created this article on 2021/12/04 13:34.

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Places of the SARPiverse
Opened/Settled (YE)YE 43
Place Categoriesstarship
2) , 3) , 4)
Provided by the SVN
by order of the Neshaten Healer Chief Medical Officer
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see note about anti-ship payloads for the OI-Z1b Anti-Ship Cruise Missile (Refit) in the Weapon Add-Ons section
with Medical and Commander packages
With backup power equivalent to its typical battery.
or the correct keypad sequence
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Matte Jet black (dark gray) with black buckle (“stealth” version)
to varying degrees
Formerly Yojimbo
alternately, the office
alternately, the lab
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Named “Jane”
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Or Red, or Yellow, or Green, or Brown, or Black

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