Aka: Yoza or Yoza-chan
Birth Name: Yaiba Hakumei (family name first)
Association: Ryqo’s Roughnecks
Role: Ryqo’s Bodyguard
Alignment: Lawful Neutral
Height: 5’ 3”
Hair: Charcoal (dyed), Yellow (natural)
Looks: Prefers shades of grey over the stereotypical black. Often accents with pink when not on assignment, though not out of a desire to look good/cute/girly, rather the color reminds her of cherry blossoms. Either dyes or covers her hair for assignments, as she feels her natural hair color would stand out. Almost always wears a mask that covers the lower half of her face, even when not out on a contract, has even been known to sleep with it on. Wears her hair in an elaborately braided loop secured by an ornate hair clip given to her by Ryqo.
Personality: Somber and quite. Rarely speaks, unless spoken to. Unwaveringly faithful to Ryqo. Finds herself self-conscious when complimented, a trait Ryqo playfully abuses.
Note: Cherry blossoms are one of the few things in which she takes personal pleasure, under serving Ryqo, of course. Fluent in Corithonian.
While there are several ninjas now serving Ryqoshay, Yozakura holds a special rank among them. Ryqo’s mother, Yurikiru personally trained her when her own daughter decided to follow more in her father’s footsteps. Yoza was assigned as Ryqo’s personal bodyguard and has served her beloved master faithfully since they were children. Over the years, she has taken to calling her master “Aruji-dono,” an antiquated term that roughly means “Master” in Common. Compared to Ryqo’s bubbly, carefree personality, Yoza is significantly more serious and humble. She neither enjoys nor distains the fact that her assignments sometimes include activities that would be construed as “evil” by the general populace. In fact she is quite ambivalent about pretty much everything. She derives her pleasure in her service to her Aruji-dono.