Up next in the series, Neptune! (blahblahblah I hate my scanner blahblahblah ruins all my vibrant colors blahblahblah everyone's beautiful jewel toned hair and the gradient on the tails diiiiied)
From Left to Right (and their ages):
Sailor Thalassa (10), Sailor Nereid (13), Sailor Triton, Queen Neptune, Sailor Proteus (13), and Sailor Naiad (9)
Sailor Psamathe (7), Sailor Halimede (7), Sailor Despina (11), Sailor Galatea (11), Sailor Larissa (12), Sailor Neso (5), (little one on top) Sailor Sao (5), and finally Sailor Laomedeia (5).
Neptune needs her senshi to not only monitor the vastness of space, but also the infinite deep of the ocean and all of her apprentice senshi have the ability to transform into mermaids to aid in this task. They spend the first few years of their training as mermaids so that they are deeply in tune with the ocean before moving on to planetary safety.
Sailor Proteus is the oldest (only by 2 months) and the leader of the Neptune Apprentice Senshi, however Michiko gets along better with Nereid and often delegates duties to her instead. Proteus is incredibly mild mannered, though, and she simply shrugs this behavior off, as it doesn't do her any good to go against the daughter of her Queen. Nereid is a huge flirt and is often chasing boys, an activity she and Michiko bonded over. While Proteus is not an active flirt, she is never without her fair share of suitors and she is far more secretive about her relationships.
Nereid is the older sister to both Naiad and Neso, their families Neputanian nobility who handed over their daughters to "the greater cause" (now that Nereid is older, she realizes that her parents are just using the girls to rise in society and never had much of an interest in their children) Sadly, since their parents surrendered the girls at the youngest age possible of five, they have very little relationship with one another. Once Nereid realized the strain between herself and Naiad, she has decided to work extra hard at building a relationship with little Neso.
Larissa came about at age four at the same time as Proteus and Nereid and Michiru was incredibly impressed with how she took to the ocean with the most ease. After completing her training in sea and on land, she was given the permanent role of training the newest apprentices in the sea. Despina came along at age 6, Galatea at age 7, and volunteered to assist Larissa instead of moving on to land training. Michiru is worried that they will never quite grasp the land training but she also values that they are dependable and passionate. Despina is known as a bit of a hardass on the little ones and pushes her physical training the hardest. Galatea is the biggest sweetheart, always sneaking the little ones sweets and being everyone's go to shoulder to cry on.
Thalassa was a late arrival at age 8 but she blazed a quick trail through her training. She looks to Nereid as her closest friend and despite their age difference they are quite close. Nereid unconsciously looks at Thalassa as a replacement for her relationship with Naiad. Already Thalassa has displayed an incredible amount of courage and wisdom beyond her age.
Psamathe and Halimede are half-sisters who come from an unfortunately abusive background. Michiru personally rescued them and at first hesitated to put them in the program, thinking instead of just adopting them as daughters (which Michiko excitedly supported), but she recognized the fighting spirit in Halimede and the compassionate one in Psamathe. Larissa is especially attentive to them and shows them extra love whenever she can.
Finally, little Sao and Laomedeia are brand new recruits. Laomedeia arrived only a week before Sao, a few months after Neso. Sao is a distant relative of Michiru's, so she has very high hopes for her even if the royal blood is very thin in the child. Laomedeia is the youngest of fourteen brothers, her parents positive that they had no idea how to raise a girl. The moment they tried cutting her hair she screamed and fought them, including her brothers, so they figured that handing her over to "proper female warrior training" was right up her alley.
So I guess I'm going backwards?? Lol. Eh, might as well get the biggest groups out of the way first, right?
Others in the series:fav.me/da0piwx
Sailor Moon (C) Naoko Takeuchi
Err'one else (C) me