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[Accepted]GlitterGuts Tajara application

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BYOND Key: GlitterGuts

Character Names: Laura Angel. Lily Phitz, Kain Kokkeler

Species you are applying to play: Tajara

What color do you plan on making your first alien character: white/silver

Have you read our lore section's page on this species?: Yes.

Why do you wish to play this specific race: I like the culture surrounding them as well as the visual aspects. Their culture is steeped in civil war and strife. This allows for some diverse and strong backstories that can drive a character IC in certain situations. Their rich history and race classes allow for some special interactions with fellow Tajara (such as old rebels or feud between a high and low born tajara).

Identify what makes role-playing this species different than role-playing a Human: There is more inter-species interactions that you could reference such as their many civil wars and religions. You could be anything from an old-world rebel to a high born diplomat or official.. Their physiology also hampers the use of certain items which makes you get creative or seek out specialized gear. Even other than gear their physiology can lead to other IC interactions with the tail/claws/fur (such as human-type pants being uncomfortable, shedding, fur standing on-end, etc) that could lead to some interesting situations.

Character Name: Jajii Lod'ur

Please provide a short backstory for this character: Her birthplace was of uncertain origin. Taken in as an infant in the holy city of Sana Sahira, knew little of the world outside the fortress walls. She was unsociable and cared little for the outdoors. The sisters of the temple however took great interest in her due to a blue-black birthmark on Jajii's back in the shape of a four pointed star. They took it as an omen that she was affiliated with Messa in one way or another, keeping a close eye on her as she grew through the years.

On her 16th birthday, she was inoculated as a misting. Reluctant at first, she found slowly began to befriend her fellow mistlings. Spending less and less time tucked away in her quarters, her sense of distrust became one of friendship, although she remained a woman of few words and a tad shy. She felt a sense of duty as she learned the teachings of S'rrendar, as it encouraged selflessness and charity, as she would likely be a starving vagrant if not for the hospitality of the church.

One fateful day, the celestial Raskara eclipsed the suns in an event known as Shi-rra Arr’Kahata, and Jajii fell ill inexplicably. No poultices or soak from the local healer did much of anything to quell her intense fever and frailness. A sun sister came at once to attend to her, and through what felt like several days, managed to purge her of her sickness. Thankful and amazed by the blessed powers the sun sister possessed, she vowed to herself to spread the word of S'rrendar so that others may be saved from such a fate as well, ready to bear the vows and chastity that may be placed upon her.

Through years of rigorous training and learning, she is a newly minted sun daughter, ready to finally leave the holy castle to spread the teachings of S'rrendar. She looks out the porthole at her home planet as it feels so small compared to the whole universe that has now opened up for her. She carries the will of S'rrendar and Messa with her dearly and wishes for nothing but to grant those salvation and peace through their teachings.

What do you like about this character? She is wholesome and wishes nothing but the best for those around her, although she may be naive and gullible should someone try to take advantage of her.

How would you rate your role-playing ability? I believe I can be quite good at it when I put my mind to it. I tend to play supportive roles like Chaplain, Accounting borgs or Librarian because they are strong roleplaying classes that dont carry too much power (such as HoS, etc) so it makes you get creative to achieve your goals.

Edited by Mofo1995
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On 29/04/2019 at 05:45, Menown said:

Your application showcases a lack of understanding about the major religion on Adhomai, the worship of S'rrendar and Messa.

I'd recommend giving this a look over to learn better about it, if you're going to be playing this type of character: https://wiki.aurorastation.org/index.php?title=S'rrendar_and_Messa

Ah, I did not see that extended section on S'rrendar when I was navigating the wiki. Ive revised my character backstory if youd like to reconsider my app. Feedback is much appreciated.

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At first I was a little apprehensive because it seemed like your character was "too special." But it didn't seem to amount to terribly much, it's not like your character was a chosen one or a prophet or anything ridiculous. It properly reflected the superstitious nature of the tajaran people. While the war isn't directly involved, I can't help but feel warmly about Jajii. For one, clergy characters are rare and this is the first one to extensively use the late Coalf's (rest in peace) religion lore. Jajii has heart, and I can tell you're enthusiastic about playing her and have a very positive outlook. It's a criminally unexplored area of Tajara lore, and I'm very pleased to welcome you in. Application accepted!

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