Ryoko Balta

リョーコ・バルタ, , Ryoko Baluta
Although she named herself after Ryoko Hakubi Ryoko Balta is hardly as bloodthirsty as she is rumored to be. Even though she was a member of the dreaded Daluma pirate guild Ryoko Balta is the most educated and cultured pirate there was. She is wellversed in many customs from other planets including the Japanese Tea Ceremony. And her beauty is such that some male Galaxy Police members would be willing to desert their posts in order to join her it is rumored that there are many quotRyoko Balta Fan Clubsquot in some G.P. posts. Within the pirate guild however Ryoko had few friends and was hostile to Tarant Shank the guilds vilest member. However she is also a great friend of another of the guilds members Kyo Komachi. Ryoko Balta is also a shapeshifter and she often used this power to infiltrate Galaxy Police posts to gain information. One of her favorite forms is that of Erma a Wau Galaxy Police clerk who works for Airi Masaki the head of the G.P.s Jurai office and the grandmother of Tenchi Masaki. Ryoko Balta first met Seina Yamada when her ship attacked the transport carrying him to the Galaxy Police Academy. Three of the crew Alan Barry and Cohen forced a surrender when they found out Ryoko was onboard. However when she met Seina Ryoko was taken in with him and allowed the transport to leave. She even deliberately failed to add Seinas name in the Daluma Guilds enemies list. Ryoko later met Seina again only this time in her role as Erma. She along with Amane Kaunaq and Kiriko Masaki moved in with Seina at Amanes home at the Academy. Shank forced Ryoko to participate in a plan of his by imprisoning the families of her crew and threatened to kill them unless she killed Seina Yamada. Using her disguise as Erma Ryoko accompanied Seina on a shopping trip at the G.P. Academy. But when she finally confronted Seina the boy gave her a present a simple star pendant. Overcome with guilt and shame Ryoko dropped her disguise and confessed to Seina. She then turned the gun she planned to use to kill Seina on herself. But before she could pull the trigger Amane Kaunaq and Kiriko Masaki who were following Ryoko and Seina to keep an eye on them barged in and stopped her. Ryoko was later captured by Airi it seemed that a short time ago Airi found out that Erma was really Ryoko but didnt have the evidence to prove it. At the same time Kyo Komachi with secret help from Airi Masaki managed to free the families of Ryokos crew. At the same time the families took with them a secondgeneration Juraian treeseed which the Daluma Guild had procured in the hopes of discovering its secrets However as per procedure Ryoko Baltas DNA was listed in the Galaxy Polices database and in the process it was discovered that her DNA was disguised. The reason for this was that infact she was the last heir to the Balta Guild which stands to become a member of the Galactic Union. With help from Seto she was released as a subordinate of Seina. After the group made it to Jurai Seto revealed Ryokos past to her... and Ryoko even got to meet her grandfather the ruler of the Balta Guild. But even though she was invited to come back home Ryoko chose to stay with Seina. Ryoko then became a member of the newest ship in the Galaxy Polices fleet the Kamidake II which was created by Washu Hakubi. Mostly out of love for the boy Ryoko along with Amane Kiriko and later the childlike former priestess Neju Na Melmas fought alongside Seina which included rescuing Seina and Fuku when a rogue faction of the Galaxy Army who were aiding Shank tried to gain the secrets to Fukus power. Later on Ryoko as well as Amane Kiriko and Neju were placed in an arranged political marriage with Seina. However before the ceremony could begin Seina was kidnapped and later publicly seduced by Setos ladiesinwaiting who were really agents of the Remza Union seeking help from Jurai. Ryoko Balta to this day is still a member of the Galaxy Police and crewmember of the Kamidake II along with her husband Seina and his seven other wives. source: Wikipedia
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