Capt. Safi Moyokumi
Daughter to a major political figure in her home lands. Currently a part of the Simba Nation Navy.
Her mother named her Safi which means “Pure” because she was the first of her mother’s first litter to survive outside the womb. Her surname was given to her and her siblings because of her mother’s chosen destiny of gardening—Mayokumi, which means “Heart-wood.” She had two sisters and a brother. Her sisters names were Adhra, “Apology,” and Firdwasi, “Garden of Paradise.” Her brother’s was Ajali, “Destiny.” Safi’s mother, Amali, or “Hope,” had chosen her destiny in the cycle of life and energy to be a caretaker of her children and one of the gardeners of the pride. Her father, Kafil, or “Protector,” had chosen the destiny of a fighter for the military, specifically in the Navy. Now Kafil is a major political figure for the Simba Nation. From the time Safi was a small cub, she knew that she wanted to be just like her father. She would ask him to train her when he could and Safi was not in school. She looked up to her father with great respect, but her father only reciprocated a feeling of trainer and teacher, rather than a father. When she was about 15 years old her sister went to a secret party with her lover and was killed by a jealous male that got into an argument with her sister’s lover. The death of her sister confirmed Safi’s desire to enforce justice in her world. When she was of age to enroll in boot camp for the Navy, she did. Even though Safi was engaged to a male chosen by her parents, she went to join the Navy to later marry her suitor. Safi was greatly ridiculed by her fellow recruits because she was a female pursuing a male destiny. The fact that she was constantly teased and bullied only made her want to be her best to show them wrong. What hurt Safi the most was that her main tormentor was her own brother, Ajali. He joined a group of strict believers of the cycle’s “true meaning” when he was young, being the only male of his family, and since turned against Safi’s wanting a masculine destiny. Safi just bottled her emotions up until one night after she and her fellow grunts graduated from boot camp there was a huge party thrown. Safi drank, danced, and had a wonderful time with her male and female friends that night, as few as she had. All of a sudden her brother started to talk about how his sister was a disgrace to their family. “She should be no sister of mine! She soils our family name with her impure choice of destiny. She should go feed a cub and be happy!” This sent Safi over the edge and she mercilessly attacked him. Everyone was too drunk, stoned, or shocked to realize that Safi and her brother were fighting until it was too late. Safi had a missing eye (later replaced with the blue cybernetic) and her brother had multiple deep gashes on his face. Ajali nearly bled to death, but was rushed to the E.R. in time. He now has multiple large scars on his face. Safi and her brother both continue their rivalry, always making promotions a competition between the two of them. Currently Safi is a Captain and Ajali is a Commander, meaning that Safi is currently winning her rivalry with her brother.