The queen of the land of Yamatai, said to have existed in ancient Japan. Legend tells that she was proficient at a magecraft called Kidou, and governed the masses in very mysterious ways. The enigmatic queen appeared out of nowhere when the land of Wa was split in several small countries in long war with each other, and unified the nation using her oracle powers.
Legend tells that Himiko resided in the innermost chambers of a gigantic sanctuary, never showed herself to anyone, and her words were spread to the masses by her nameless younger brother. She was a skilled diplomat, as evidenced by her sending messengers to the nation of Wei in mainland Asia, receiving a gold seal from the Wei crown acknowledging her as the Ruler of Wa Friendly to Wei, among others. But after Himiko’s death, Yamatai disappeared from the scenes of history, with the records left by her disciple Iyo being the last piece to be lost.
To this day, the nation of Yamatai remains full of mysteries, with even its geographical location being undetermined.
The constellations reflect the abyss, and the abyss is an opposite mirror presenting the image of the constellations again.
One night, she heard it.
Very far, and very close. Whispering, loudly.
Despairful, and cheerful. She was like a reflection, and her reflection was dense. She was eventually peeking beyond eternity, the eternal wisdom connecting her to us.
The primeval meta-human was born into the transient world as an opposite mirror, reflecting inhuman wisdom.
She discarded her ordinary human life and offered herself so the people could smile. She has no regrets over her life, and can even accept the darkness brought on by its end. Even if she eventually vanishes in the time beyond, she...
"So yeah, I don't really have any wish for the Grail... No! Just kidding! I have one! A wish. Dear Grail, as you might know, I followed my responsibilities as queen during my lifetime, meaning I did not have a fair chance to find a, how do I word this? A soulmate? Something to that effect. Yes, loves me loves me not is a form of divination I practiced, but I stink at predicting my own future. Stinking Himiko, call me Stimiko. Without further ado, I request a Dramatic & Exciting encounter with my soulmate! Please!"
...is indeed the one and only Himiko, arbiter of light and queen of Yamatai.
On the surface, she looks like a carefree, energetic, and humorous lass, but the amazing power of Mystery dwelling inside her is true to her role as an arbiter of light. She use many different methods to subdue conflicts. Sometimes with her prophecies, sometimes by forc… sorry, I didn’t say anything. It’s impossible to tell from her conduct after she became queen, but she’s actually a kindhearted girl who takes delight in the Sun’s light, the earth’s crops, and the people’s smiles. A girl who values the idea of living together with nature. By the way, she’s abnormally unlucky with the weather, for whatever reason. It starts raining every time she tries to go out, so she would be a priceless asset as a priestess that prays for rain.
Her combat and magecraft use mirrors in various ways. In her first Ascension, she uses a small mirror to shoot a beam for one of her attacks and uses a larger one by smashing it over the enemy's head. In her second and third Ascensions, she has multiple mirrors around herself that can fire beams of light from.
The holy secret of Yamatai, the well-named Himiko Punch. She's naturally abnormally strong and healthy and has a lot of practice in literal bone-shattering as part of her divination duties. It's clear she can't really call herself a martial artist but her brawling abilities are nasty.
- Charisma of the Shrine Maiden (Rank B): A natural talent to command troops. It increases the power of her own army in team battles. Charisma is a rare talent, and B Rank is considered enough to be king of a country. Himiko’s charisma comes from ruling the people through prophecies.
- Kidou (Rank A): Primitive magecraft. Also considered the prototype to Shintoism. Unlike the magecraft foundations with established systems, this one is full of question marks on the specifics of how it works.
- Oracle of Light (Rank A): The Skill to receive prophecies that guide everyone into a brighter future. It may look like she’s just dozing off, but I assure you that’s not the case.
- Natural Body (Rank A): A super naturally healthy body that’s never seen disease before. A perfect living image of health filled with the overflowing life force of the primitive humans. By the way, she will still lose muscle mass from lack of exercise and gain weight from eating too much. Her body is natural in that sense too.
Himiko is illustrated by toi8.