I'd rather be doing anything else, but this!
Taniguchi Family Estate Manager
Natsuki is the granddaughter, from the second marriage, of a Dogwood Knight. A marriage that brought dishonour on the family and caused the family to have their lands taken from them. Natsuki's grandmother was an Elfen D-Bee and those things are just simply not done in Dogwood.
Eventually, though, thanks to her uncles' hard work, the family's lands were restored.
Growing up in Dogwood as a mongrel D-Bee, life wasn't easy for the woman. Dogwood society is rather rigid, after all, and she not only was a mongrel, she was a mongrel D-Bee as well. With little other prospects, Natsuki was trained in business management but the part Elf also had a love for music and art. Whilst she excelled at her 'formal' studies, she also spent years learning to play musical instruments, including the Shamisen, and painting.
Being part Elf, Natsuki has a lot of charisma and ... shall we say a string of liaisons behind her, much to the displeasure of the family.
Lady Zelda is now the head of the Taniguchi Family but she would much rather be patrolling the edges of the Western Marshes, stomping around in that antique 'Puma' chassis of hers. She needs someone to administer the estates and who better than Natsuki? Installed as the Taniguchi Factor, Natsuki oversees the Estate management in her cousins absence.
She's not too happy about that and tensions sometimes run high between the two cousins.
Mongrel Faerie Granddaughter of a Dogwood Knight
Natsuki's grandfather, a Dogwood Knight, has bought shame on their house by falling in love with, marrying and having a child with a D-Bee. After leaving his first wife for the new woman. With little prospects within the Dogwood Nobility, Natsuki has been relegated to managing the family estate.
Invoke: For her position as the granddaughter of a Dogwood Knight. Use her position as caretaker of the family estates
Compel: When the duties and responsibilities of estate management become an issue.
A Scandal and D-Bee in Dogwood
It's a double whammy really. The scandal her grandfather bought on the family by leaving his wife and marrying a D-Bee. And being a partial D-Bee herself. Dogwoods residents rarely look favourably on Natsuki, when they remember what she is.
Invoke: To get people to forget, or not realise, that she's part D-Bee or forget the scandal.
Compel: When being a D-Bee is an impediment to her.
Caretaker of The Estate
With her cousin, Lady Zelda Taniguchi, being a robot jock and stomping around their section of the Western front, someone has to manage the estate. That's Natsuki's job. And she's damn good at it. But that doesn't mean she likes it - at least not all the time. Sometimes, it would be nice to be able to go stomping around in a big robot for herself! Or something.
Invoke: For matters regarding the management of the family estate
Compel: When Lady Taniguchi insists on meddling or "helping" to manage the Estate. When the responsibilities of the estate override other things that Mariko wants to, or needs to, do
Charisma Can Be It's Own Reward
Being part elf, Natsuki has a high degree of charisma. Whilst this is useful in negotiations, it also means that she has a string of ... liaisons ... in her past. And her future. If only to annoy her cousin, of course.
Invoke: In negotiations or social situations to confer an advantage to the Taniguchi Family or Natsuki herself.
Compel: For a 'liaison' to appear at the wrong time; or for a business colleague to be mistaken as a 'liaison'.
Gift of the Gab
Natsuki is a lover not a fighter – at least that’s what the rumours say. Her weapon isn’t a gun or lascannon, it’s words. Sharp words or sweet words, it doesn’t matter – she can generally apply them to best effect. Maybe it’s her Fae heritage that helps that.
Invoke: When a stirring oration is required or when someone really needs to be put in their place – politely.
Compel: When she finds herself tongue tied or simply bested by a verbal opponent.
Racial Quirk: Gift of Tongues (1)
Due to your Fae blood, you may learn any language quickly. With the source of the language readily available, it only takes you days to learn it. You will get the rudimentary basics right off the bat.
Racial Quirk: Charisma of the Fae (1)
Your Fae ancestors are a charismatic lot and you've inherited some of it. You gain +2 to Contacts and Rapport rolls whenever you can interact personally with your target for long enough to charm them - at least a few minutes.
Inhuman Senses (1)
Eyesight and hearing are enhanced. +2 to Notice and Investigate rolls.
Hard Boiled (1)
You can choose to ignore a mild or moderate consequence for the duration of the scene. It can’t be compelled against you or invoked by your enemies. At the end of the scene it comes back worse, though; if it was a mild consequence it becomes a moderate consequence, and if it was already moderate, it becomes severe.
+2 to Will to defend against Provoke attacks specifically related to intimidation and fear.
I've Read about That! (1)
You’ve read hundreds—if not thousands—of books on a wide variety of topics. You can spend a fate point to use Lore in place of any other skill for one roll or exchange, provided you can justify having read about the action you’re attempting.
Add a +2 to Will to defend against attempts to charm or seduce
Investigating the Puma's Den that has appeared on their land, Jericho and Natsuki discover something interesting.
An entire facility of some sort has just appeared seemingly nowhere and onto the Taniguchi's front lawn. Jericho, Natsuki, Stella and Baldur head in to investigate.
The start of the Season in Dogwood is marked by a Ball. The newly minted Baronet Trent finds he draws a lot of attention from certain people.
Thaddeus Saltzpyre, Duke of the North, has an interesting request for Jericho. Jericho has a counter offer that leaves Natsu curious.
Something triggers alarms on the outskirts of the Taniguchi lands. Jericho and Natsuki respond in the new Puma ... to find another one and a demon ...
Natsuki is summoned to speak with Countess Lorna Crowley.
With concerns of demons coming down from the mountains soon, Jericho and Natsuki gather trusted associates to talk of preparation.
Following the trail to the next Psi-Stalker settlements, what Jericho and Natsuki find is ... unnerving.
Jericho and Gabrielle discuss what's happening and put plans in place. A psi-stalker arrives unannounced.
Jericho asks for some assistance with the new Puma. The results are unexpected.
Elpida starts the search for the Wine the Satyr was looking for.
Preparations for the annual Tournament in Dogwood are abruptly disrupted by Stella's unwanted scrap buddy, not only compromising the technically enhanced, but calling a certain Puma's attention...
Jericho and Natsu talk about what's next in becoming the Guild House Baronet
Jericho and Natsuki pay Varos a visit to update him on things in Dogwood and speak of potential promising business.
Connor's meeting with Kai occurs - but doesn't finish as he hopes it will...
As she'd said, Natsuki's set up a meeting for Jericho and the others and the Crown Prince to warn him of the potential danger he's in, and to work on getting ahead of the Baronet.
Varos meets with his favorite representatives of the Nighthand to discuss Factor Trent's entreaty for assistance in the fight against the Baronet.
A letter from Connor Trent comes for Natsu. The letter itself contains a spell - one that has Natsu playing the 'fairy princess' to Jericho's 'dark knight'. Spoiler: It doesn't end well for Connor.
As per Jericho's ...request? Varos attends a Fashion and Art Review in Dogwood to...procure a certain fashionista.
Natsuki goes to visit Guild House Tresmense
With aid from Vesper's Armsmen being slim, Jericho finds himself open to any other means to gain the upperhand on his father's faction, and Varos has a suggestion.
With Natsuki back in Dogwood and Jericho currently at the Taniguchi manor, Varos comes to make his report to them concerning his findings at the Trent Facility. As a bonus, he gets to meet Natsu's grandmother.
At least a few pressing concerns are alleviated when Varos goes to see how Natsuki is doing at the Restorium.
Natsuki's held in the Restorium and Dogwood Agents of the Crown decide it's time to remove the creature that's corrupted her.
Natsuki requests some help from her clothier friend for a new wardrobe. Now what could the occasion be?
With the drive recovered from Jericho, Natsu returns 'home' to Connor and receives a ... proposal.
IC date: December 05, 2410 | Cast: Natsuki Taniguchi
With an invite out to dinner with the charming Baronet of Guild House Trent, Natsu goes on the attack. Pity she ends up caught in her own trap.
Natsu's contact has managed to restore enough of the book she gave them. The answers ... might be helpful.
Natsuki has spent time in the Queen Estelle Augmentative Hospital.
The open rift in Natsuki's acquired mines is finally to be sealed, but at what risk?
Natsuki delivers some intelligence to Jericho, with some not so good news.
A tour of the Trent Factory in Dogwood Proper ends up with an unexpected consequence.
How does Jericho take the news that Natsuki is having second thoughts about spying on his father?
Connor Trent continues his attention to Natsuki and the part-elf is left feeling very confused
Anna Karenenova is at again - another meeting with Varos, this time with Double Trouble.
A dinner date with Connor Trent doesn't go as Natsuki planned. It seems, the tables are flipped on her.
With a trip into the Appalachians looming, Natsuki seeks Jericho out to see if there isn't another way they can accomplish things.
Natsuki drops by to check up on a commission from Varos, and to ask a favor.
In the peacefulness of the gardens, Natsuki and Baldur take a walk to clear the air on some things.
Natsuki seeks Jericho out after meeting Anna and makes a startling request
Following up on the matter of the wayward robotic puma, Jericho, Natsuki, Stella and Baldur attempt to draw it out so they can work out more to this puzzle.
After meeting yet again with Connor, Natsuki seeks Jericho out to find out how he feels about certain things ... it's not a comfortable discussion.
Natsu seeks Jericho out to discuss what his Father told her and work out a way forward.
Varos gets a visit by not only Natsuki Taniguchi, but Jericho's father, the Baronet Connor Trent. But what does the man really want, if not just a fancy new coat?
Natsu starts negotiations with Guild House Geerson and shares her findings from the Royal Archives.
Natsu's received contact from the Psi-Stalkers. They want to open a trade route with the House. She seeks advice from Guild House Trent
Jericho requests use of the Taniguchi maintenance bays and the pair review the data Stella's piece of tin uploaded to the computers.
Jericho makes some inquiries about a strange code that's been recently transmitted towards the Taniguchi lands.
Natsuki is summoned to lunch with the Trent siblings ... who have considered her offer.
Natsuki's been avoiding Jericho but when her car breaks down, that plan fails.
Natsuki and Jericho have lunch in Dogwood and Natsuki mentions the investigation into Guild House Trent.
With Jarvin dealt with, Jericho and Natsu share that bottle of wine she promised.
So much for a pleasant shopping day at the mall. Natsuki's stalker takes a more direct approach and meets things head-on.
An unexpected visit from Baronet Trent with unexpected results
There's a bit of a close call during another visitation Natsuki makes. Thankfully there's plenty of able bodies to prevent any worse.
Someone's messing around with harvesters in the Taniguchi farmlands. ...not the soul kind.
An unidentified D-Bee trespasser prompts a response from Dogwood, and turns into a barbecue gathering.
Maddy gets more marching orders from Natsuki
Natsuki and an Agent of the Crown decide to enlist in the services of certain individuals to investigate cause for growing concerns regarding the amassing Psi-Stalker tribes to the west.
Two old soldiers come to the Taniguchis looking for work... and hats. They already have a heart and some courage. Maybe it's the brain they're missing...
A floating set of ashcans and more consternation for Stella
One of the Guild House Trent actuaries comes visiting Natsuki.
Armed with a name as dropped by one of the hapless Red Band gang members, Varos seeks out one of his more colorful contacts for information and advice in this game he's become caught up in. (Emits by Jericho and Natsuki)
Pressure needs to be applied to Guild House Corrino to sell the Lucky Strike Mine ... a Gala is just the place to do it.
Natsuki gets her new car delivered and Stella has a surprise for everyone
One of the Guild House Trent caravans is attacked on Taniguchi lands. After responding in force, Jericho and Natsuki do some investigation.
Jericho has news for Natsu ... about a Panther mech, or parts of it anyway.
Yet more trouble finds its way to Varos' clothing shop due to Natsuki's obsessive stalker, however the tables are turned and the threat becomes threatened.
Maddy returns from Greywall and gets new marching orders. Stella gets a job and Varos gets bad news.
Maddy gives an update on what's been happening in Greywall.
Dogwood's dynamic duo decide to do a bit of baiting with a certain mine's CEO with the help of a conveniently crafty clothier.
A day trip to Vesper to investigate the Lucky Strike Mine turns into desperate drive for their lives for Jericho and Natsuki.
Javins artwork has been delivered. Jericho and his auditors arrive to analyse it.
Natsuki, Jericho and Varos find out that even hired killers would rather not get mixed up in the business of obsessive stalkers.
A visit to an Art Exhibition brings Natsuki and Jericho face to face with their potential stalker. Maybe. They certainly bait the bear enough to find out ...
Greg seeks Natsuki out for a favour. She can't so no, anyway.
Back in Goulet Fine Pens and Paper Natsuki, along with Jericho, meet with the enthusiasts and pick up a lead.
With the rest of the Vesper miscreants sent on their way, Stella gets a personal meeting with the King and the Custodian of the City. (Emits by Jericho and Natsuki)
A long shot puts Jericho in the medical facility at The Factory
Jericho and Natsuki make some casual enquiries at Buy the Bye ... whilst a Druid decides to try out all the shiny weapons.
Natsuki strikes out on her own investigation into her stalker.
Stella delivers the package that Greg gave her and has to wait for a response.
Visiting Dogwood - for different reason, Jericho and Natsuki catch up ... and Jericho receives a message.
Comtesse Lorna Crowley calls together mercernaries to help with the Demon incursions.
Cyber-Doctor Cassian Tolliver pays a visit to his friend, Natsuki, in House Taniguchi after recovering from an 'accident' that turned him into the cyborg he is today. Both have a great deal to share regarding current affairs in Dogwood and beyond...
A big demon incursion has 'contractors' responding.
Stella receives a visit from her favourite Agent of the Crown who exerts some gentle pressure on the woman.
A demon attack on the walls of Guild House Trents Factory reveals 'George'. Or at least, that's what Natsuki calls him.
Wraith returns to Dogwood to find Natsuki and provide an update. Maddy goes looking work at Guild House Trent
With a contract to review and information on the attack on the Taniguchi lands, Natsuki and Jericho catch up.
A routine stop-over at a garage between Vesper and Dogwood turns into a very bad day for a couple of travellers...
Another trip to the most likely location for the new Guild House Trents factory and Zelda decides to up the stakes in the negotions - to both Jerichos and Natsuki's discomfit.
It's that time of the month - time to review the Estate accounts. Zelda and Natsuki catch up and receive an interesting visitor