BYOND Key: 1062 Aphelion
Species you are applying to play: Njarir'Akhran Tajara
What color do you plan on making your first alien character: Orange
Have you read our lore section's page on this species?: Yes
Please provide well articulated answers to the following questions in a paragraph format. One paragraph minimum per question.
Why do you wish to play this specific race:
I personally quite like the Tajara, they make for an interesting species with a unique revolutionary backstory. The inner turmoil that the species experiences is a good drive for character development, motivation, and backstory. The Njarir in particular are exciting due to their noble blood and extermination as a result of it allowing for an even more turmoil filled life.
Identify what makes role-playing this species different than role-playing a Human:
The above paragraph goes through a few of the differences. But yes. Many of their actions are informed by knowledge of class and their revolutionary history. The modern technology of 2461 is relatively new to the species, and so they may not be aware of certain functions of technology that would be obvious unless it were their specialty. On top of that is the trademarked Tajaran way of speaking in the third person when talking with strangers.
Character Name: Garilor Torin
Please provide a short backstory for this character
Garilor was born in 2427 to a noble family 'Torin'. However their name has since been burned from any notable records. Given the outright collapse that almost all noble families were experiencing at the time, and in a desperate attempt at survival, Garilor's mother, known as Gar'ler Torin dyed her and her son's fur to a creamy brown pattern, hiding their noble orange colors and trimming any distinctive fluff from herself and her son whenever the need arose. His father, whom he never met passed away at the hands of the rebels.
From early life, Garilor would live in what essentially were impoverished conditions, unaware of any noble heritage he may possess, or who his father was, being told that he died in the rebellion and being convinced that he died a hero, liberating the Hharar and all other Tajara from the glutenous Njarir nobles. Because he grew up on what was essentially a bombed street, attending a very simple corporate ran school and under the constant care of his mother, he never suspected a thing. Assuming the reapplying of dyes and regular trimming of ear and tail fluff were just common hygienic practices that his mother had taught him. He would not discover the truth about his heritage until the age of 23, while attending the NanoTrasen University of Engineering and living within the dormitories. Having ran out of dye, and not being able to afford any due to being a student, his orange hairs and unique brown splotched pattern would begin to appear.
Garilor would make several calls to his mother through this period, utterly shocked at what was happening, and eventually he would be informed that he was in fact a Njarir, a noble, and an oppressor. This broke something in the man, prompting him to slow down his progress in university, taking breaks between degrees that would last months, if not years each time. Eventually however, he would achieve his Master's Degree in Civil Engineering at the age of 29. At this stage he had given up on hiding his heritage, wearing the orange coat with splotched patterns as a mark of shame, regularly being harassed and even in some cases assaulted by other students. As soon as he could, he would say his last goodbyes to his mother and depart Adhomai, getting as far away as possible from Tajara space, finding a contract for working aboard the NISS: Anvilfire, a necropolis industries weapons manufacturing station, as a productions line maintainer.
He would continue this work aboard Anvilfire for almost four years, attracting little attention from crew who simply did not care for the internal politics of Tajara, this made him feel comfortable, and he would let his colors continue to grow as his patterns would become more distinct and his fluff more obvious. Ultimately he requested a transfer to a more active position somewhere for Necropolis, and would find himself being subcontracted to working with NT aboard Aurora as a Station Engineer.
What do you like about this character?
He is a self hating Njarir who knows nothing of his people, and has grown apathetic towards the race relations between Tajara. He is running from a factor in his life that is simply inescapable, he has accepted that it is inescapable. He wants forgiveness for what his ancestors have done, but is unable to ask for it, he does not even know where to begin. I think this would just be a fun character to play... I think I have a thing for characters with tragic backstories.
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