The short version was that he thought she was a liability to himself but could be a good bonus to the protection of the ship. She is a very clan loyal samurai and might have turned Nanashi in for some of the underhanded or what she might consider disloyal. I think that opinions might have changed over the course of a longer game but where it ended he would keep her at arms length.
Did Nanashi have any genuine regrets about the path he took?
Is Nanashi's bike really "street legal"?
Regret seems to be a running theme through most of the characters I play. Nanashi has lost a lot and has given up more for his goal. So ya he wishes it could be different but it is what it is.
I STRONGLY doubt that Kiba is street legal. It is supped up to go at 500 km/h at top speed and has a very low grade AI that Nanashi stole from a troop transport computer. The hope was there would eventually be a car chase and nanashi could let Kiba take the reigns while he turns full around in the saddle and unload at anything chasing him.
OK....give the full dish. What happened? Why did he leave his clan? Who is he looking for?
A short fiction I wrote for his background.
The screen on the Datapad winks on and a sultry voice comes from the hidden speakers.
Connecting to Dragon’s Eye Database
Dragon Cipher detected. Please input Access Code.
Access Code accepted.
Searching Mirumoto Nanashi
Information restricted to Level Green personnel only. Please enter Magistrate ID number.
Magistrate ID Number Accepted. Welcome Togashi Shomaru
Subject : Mirumoto Aizawa Alias: Mirumoto Nanashi Age: 28 Currently Stationed: Mirumoto’s Hand Occupation: File Clerk Current Position on station: Unknown Work Status: currently 17, 520 hours late for his assignment.
Education: - Graduated at the top of his class, with Topaz honors, at the Mirumoto Gunslinger Bushi academy. Photo available. - 3 time winner of the annual Enlightenment Speed Race.
Service record: - Only surviving member of REDACTED squadron. All others lost while on routine mission to REDACTED. See page 2 for further. - Exemplary File Clerk. Accredited by superiors for finding irregularities. -Currently on sabbatical for Service to the Clan.
Family - Father: Deceased - Mother: Currently resides at the Doji Retirement Monastery near Golden Mirror - Brother: Younger. Currently serving at Kitsuki’s Eye as a Courtier. See link for further details.
Known Enemies: - Many Crime bosses on the World of Dreams. See page 3 for further. - The former mayor of a village on Hantai Prime. See page 4 for further. - Doji Karasu - a former Emerald Magistrate. File not found.
Additional Notes: Mirumoto “Nanashi” Aizawa is a valuable member of the Mirumoto family. His knowledge and skills are vital to the families continued prosperity. If located, he is to be detained and returned to Dragon’s Eye and Kitsuki Nikako is to be informed immediately. Be warned, he is an expert in combat and rather hard to pin down. Use extreme caution when approaching this File Clerk.
Pages 2-5 REDACTED
End of File.
The screen closes and the man holding the data pad sets it on the table before him. He sips his coffee.
“There is clearly more to this story then the Mirumoto would have on. But what and why. And why bother with all the conflicting information?” says Togashi Shomaru to the empty office.
“Mirumoto Aizawa. What have you gotten yourself into?”
so Nanashi was part of a squad that was hunting the Nothing on new Dragon worlds. The squad would get dropped in, find the problem and drive away before being found out by any of the locals. Nanashi was the only survivor of his squad after an ambush by the Nothing. Nanashi actually got off the planet just before the thing could distort the transport and Nanashi spent a week drifting in space before getting picked up. This developed into Nanashis fear of flying. It makes him very very sick. Nanashi actually took the transports AI with him when he left. It is now the AI for his bike, Kiba.
So while recovering from this horrific incident he was put into a position as a filing clerk for his family. It was long and boring work but it was quite, safe and allowed enough free time for him to work on his bike. One day Nanashi noticed some irregularities in the paper work that was being filed. He took it to his superior and was rewarded for his diligence but ultimately told to ignore it.
It turns out that Nanashis family had kidnapped a Phoenix girl and were using her to creat experimental new Tech. Nanashi took this information to his boss but was, not so subtly, told to back off. Nanashi got pissed. He took his bike and his equipment and tried a one man raid on the place that the girl was kept. He managed to get in only to find that they had moved the girl and he didn’t have time to figure out where. Nanashis brother had helped him escape but with the understanding that he never return to the family.
Nanashi is now on a galactic wide man hunt for this little girl and will stop at nothing to rescue her. And the clan cant disown him without his whole family being disgraced and the Dragon loosing a lot of face with the Phoenix. So they quietly filed him away and hoped that he would just disappear.
Nanashi ran into Shinwa and Kiru in a bar fight and the rest was history.