And here's mine!
Name: Akiyama Akari (秋山 灯里)
Sex: Yes please! (Female)
Weight: 134 lbs.
Occupation: Communications Officer
Description: Akari is a short, but rather well-endowed Elphorean, her genes giving her very feminine curves instead of height. She has long hair, and her ears are of the more common floppy kind. Clothes vary, but typically she wears something that lets her tease people with peeks at her body – Akari’s favorite being a thigh-length, snug fitting minidress.
History: Born on the planet Elphora, Akari is the youngest daughter of Hiro and Mio Akiyama. Elphoreans are a race of near-humans, having rabbit ears instead of regular human ones, and a fuzzy bunny tail. Akari was, at first, an unremarkable child, though her family being full of intellectual giants might have been a factor. She was above-average, but not exceptional until she entered middle school, where she finally got her hands on technical and linguistics classes. Akari then took off, showing a high degree of proficiency in picking up languages, as well as a knack for understanding technical equipment. In high school she flourished, both in body – becoming a popular girl amongst the boys – and in mind, graduating at the top three percent of her class. Her training qualified her to be a communications officer on civilian starships, having taken classes in linguistics, technical equipment – focusing on communications technology, and astrosciences – primarily physics, in order to understand some of the theory behind current communications equipment.
All she needed to be on a military ship was to go to an academy, and get certified. While tuition was nothing, Akari would need to undergo a series of proficiency tests for her program. Everyone was sure she’d get in, but to their surprise, the Akiyamas received a notification saying that Akari had been waitlisted for their sector academy. Two weeks after, however, they got another notice, saying that Akari had been taking off the list, and accepted, and that she needed to report to the starport within 48 hours. Packing in a hurry, taking only what they could fit into a pair of suitcases, they arrived at the starport with time to spare. Then the ship took off, the academy being their supposed destination. Supposed, because as soon as they were off-planet, Akari learned the truth about her ‘acceptance.’ Akari hadn’t been accepted to the Communications program, because of her mind; she had been accepted to the Crew Services program, because of her body. An older brother, a military man himself, had told her stories about the Crew Services girls – officially, they were waitresses aboard the vessels, there to boost ‘crew morale.’
The real story, however, was much more frightening. Crew Services girls were barely made a living wage aboard starships, since tipping was prohibited in the dining establishments. If they wanted to have money to spend, they would have to do…things. Things which were officially not condoned by military regulations, but things the military said they couldn’t fully control. Not wanting to become a military-sponsored piece of eye candy and call girl, Akari refused. That’s when the real scare came. If she wouldn’t take the acceptance to Crew Services, the examiner said, then she was wasting the military’s money. Money she would have to pay back…on her back. Faced with the choice of being either in Crew Services, or a sex slave, she wisely picked Crew Services. It wasn’t a choice she had to regret long, however. The ship carrying her was attacked by the pirate ship captained by Salisa Ordret. Seeing a way out of her troubles, Akari pleaded with the female captain to take her aboard, as a communications specialist, she would be able to pick up and decrypt military comm traffic, giving them targets to hit. And that was that. Captain Ordret took the young Elphorean aboard.
Akari’s life is pretty complicated now, it having been a year since she joined the crew. Officially being reported as abducted during the raid of the examiner’s ship, she’s got her frantic parents, the military, and the examiner all looking for her. She’s hoping she can find one of two vessels out in the black – the USS Al-Batani, her brother’s ship; or the ship commanded by the famed Elphorean Captain Yuuto Kawazoe, the USS Castle Rock. If she can, then hopefully she can get the truth out about what happened with the examiner, and have an inquiry begin…
Equipment: Akari has a few pieces of tech that she uses on a regular basis – she’s spent a good amount of her earnings buying and modifying them. The first is a hand-sized trinary computer, which she’s heavily modified to do a lot of things communications related. For example, it is capable of picking up coded military traffic, and while it can’t decrypt them, just having them for later is useful enough. It can also serve as a universal translator. The second is an Elphorean in-ear earpiece, which just finding was no mean feat, considering that they’re a rarity outside of Elphora. She’s modified it to tap into the ship’s internal comm net, and her trinary computer. The third is the ship’s communications array, which took most of the money she’s spent. Originally, it was just a slightly better than average comm array, but with Akari’s help, she’s made it into a top-of-the-line system that rivals the ones found on large military starships. She can intercept and decrypt military traffic, hear transmissions from systems away, jam system-wide transmissions, and most useful of all, she’s managed to keep all this high-powered tech from making a signal ripple no larger than that of your average freight cruiser.
Personality: Akari is somewhat capricious. At one moment, she can be open, flirty, and sexually forward. At others, she can be shy, and reserved. It really depends on whether or not she feels like she’s in control of the situation.