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[Accepted] Lolziam | IPC Application

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BYOND Key: Lolziam

Character Names:

Isaac Wilde 

Wallace Rook

Franz Weisgarber

Carver Hanks

Milosh Harris

Leonard Archibald



Cletus Ellis

Lawrence Fields

Species you are applying to play: IPC

What color do you plan on making your first alien character: N/A

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: 

What had brought me to write this application was the experience I had the past week with my cyborg character, ROOK-E and the interactions with other IPC's in game.  While at first they seem to be more than just a machine, their history and the way a machine integrates so well into the society, working with humans, either owned by NanoTrasen or on it's own is largely appealing to me

Ever since I had joined the Aurora, this being on the 29th of march, I loved not just the ambiance and the general roleplay, but also the possibilities offered to me to enlarge my character line-up, providing different characters, different species and stories. The possibility to roleplay as an IPC would greatly improve my dedication and also, hopefully, have others enjoy my roleplay as well. 

Identify what makes role-playing this species different than role-playing a Human: 

Be it a Shell or any other IPC, their adaptation among humans and other species spectacular. At first, an IPC would come off to you, given they were created to be that way, like any other self-aware organic being. Their ability to carry out not just work that requires physical strength, but also intelligence is very appealing. While normally more intelligent, they have their drawbacks as well.

An IPC would normally not become emotionally attached to a human or a situation,  but as they are simple machines, every IPC can be constructed for different tasks. The IPC is more calculated as their "mentality" is a complex algorithm that calculates it's actions and reactions to a situation, thus being more free than a simple stationbound. The IPC follows no laws, it also has no morals for what is right or wrong, but instead uses it's algorithm or it's pre built intelligence to react to certain situations accordingly. This, also with the lack of uncertainity that a normal organic being presents, as the IPC is imprevisible to a certain extent, due to it's positronic brain being an electronically pre built intelligence core. 

Character Name: ROOK-P

Please provide a short backstory for this character 

ROOK-P is an IPC that had begun it's existence within the Frontier, on a trading ship filled with space traders that lacked morals and followed nothing but the greatest credits resource they could find. The traders had acquired ROOK-P and it's counterpart, ROOK-E from the Techno-Conglomerate civillian traders, given how they had no use for the two models and the traders seeking to make profit with the two, be it by labor or trading them. 

Once active, the traders soon realised that both IPC's were intelligent and capable, both being complex and calculated, able to perform duties that would profit the traders on their hunt for credits. ROOK-P, a Baseline frame, proved itself capable by carrying out maintenance and engineering tasks across the ship on it's trading routes while ROOK-E, the Xion Industrial frame had been carrying out mostly security tasks during the trades. 

While most of the time quite obedient,  ROOK-P had a different task in mind. ROOK-P had a negative opinion about it's "owners",  observing their disregard for any individuals they came across and prone to theft and unfavorable bargains for their customers. The Frontier traders were  true despicable lifeforms for ROOK-P and the IPC had planned to find ways to remove itself from the ship. 

At the same time, ROOK-E had easily carried out orders given to him by the traders, while not bound to them through it's programming, it was unknown if the IPC was malfunctioning or simply programmed to be this way and carry out orders, no matter how morally wrong they would seem for a human. 

The circumstances brough the two IPC's to the point where they had begun to conflinct. ROOK-P suggested to it's fellow "brother" that they had been misguided, forced to work for borderline pirates that masked their treachery through unfair trades within the Frontier. ROOK-E disregarded the warnings, continuing to either intimidate, harm or fight for the traders and aid them to grow in their misfit. 

It all turned south real quick one day, when the trading ship had docked on board a NanoTrasen station within the frontier. The traders had in to deceive the station crew members with a trade offer for valuable resources. When the crew members had provided their side of the bargain with the resources, ROOK-E and the traders took the opportunity to forcefully take the resources from their customers. ROOK-P, merely observing, knew the outcome would be catastrophic and if he had been caught, it would end up, in the best case, a stationbound. 

Unwilling to let this happen, ROOK-P had intervened, withdrawing ROOK-E from the escalating conflict, in attempt to convince the IPC to give in for a more favorable outcome for them both. ROOK-E, unwilling to do so, had moved away from ROOK-P,  continuing to threat and aid the traders into what would be their undoing. 

Once the ISD forces had arrived, the traders had only a few resources to gather into their space ship, and greedy as they were, they wouldn't let go of them without fighting back. ROOK-E had fought back with all the equipment provided to him, causing great harm to the ISD personnel while a few other traders were carryinf the resources on the ship. ROOK-P wouldn't allow this, thus, with it's great engineering expertise, boarded the ship and began disabling the power provided to the ship's thrusters and warp drive, preventing the ship from departing. 

Outside, ROOK-E had begun taking damage but the fight seemed to be on the trader's side. With a couple of casualities and the ISD retreating from the dock, they began to gather what was left and withdraw within the their ship. ROOK-P took notice and wanted nothing but to end this. Using a power cell, a small metal rod and some wires, ROOK-P had created a makeshift device that he would later use to disable ROOK-E.

Moving outside, the IPC noticed that the ISD was not retreating, but merely preparing for another assault. He had known this had to end as the loud thumping of the metal against the floor meant nothing else but a security exosuit that would end this fight in the blink of an eye. 

ROOK-P rushed behind ROOK-E that had been firing upon the ISD personnel from behind two metal crates. The traders now, with all their loot on board, had decided to undock, giving no mind to the two IPC's on the dock. ROOK-P had made one last attempt at convincing ROOK-E to give in, but to no avail. ROOK-P had been pushed away by ROOK-E who then fired back at two ISD personnel entering the dock. ROOK-P took this chance and jabbed the device into ROOK-E's back, creating a powerful elecgric surge within it's chassis, disabling it. ROOK-P surrendered, giving in to the ISD personnel who restrained it and ROOK-E, while the exosuit and the ISD personnel had made their way in.

On board the ship, the traders were making attempts at launching it, but to no avail. As soon as the exosuit and the ISD personnel boarded the ship, the fight was over before it had begun. There were no survivors from the trader's side. 

Following this encounter, ROOK-P had proved itself an useful IPC with "understanding" of what is right and what is wrong, offering itself to repair, salvage and provide maintenance to the station, furthermore providing information about the traders and what they had previously done during their tradings. 

ROOK-P had accepted to be owned by NanoTrasen and work on board their stations as an engineer, while ROOK-E had ended as a mere stationbound, locked and lawed within a chassis from where it would provoke no harm and would now be obedient for all the time he had been not. 



What do you like about this character? 

This character, along with the other character provided, prove that the IPC's are more than just basic machines, not just robotdls, but also true companions with great intelligence, aware of themselves and those around them. 

I like ROOK-P because, even though it had no knowledge of it's purpose other than just it's programming to be a skilled engineer, had not disregarded organic life and pursued the ideals that the traders had.  That is why I wish to see ROOK-P develop on the server and play with it, using it's story so others could enjoy it as well. 

How would you rate your role-playing ability? 


Notes: None. 

Edited by kyres1
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It's a fresh breath of air into at least trying to flesh out a backstory - believe me, few people seek this out as their app's selling point. I'm happily accepting this application for the following reasons :

1. You show a pretty blatant understanding of how an IPC can vary in terms of right and wrong.

2. You show a pretty good understanding of what an IPC can expect in doing illegal and/or stupid things.

3. There's an obvious restraint here on the emotional capacity of the two characters in question, showing you actually care about demonstrating some sort of set emotional standard as a robot rather than just having what we like to call Human+ emotions where you simply act... Human, but better.

Oh, and, as I said in Diggiez' application, I do genuinely adore improvement, something you are clearly keen on doing as well. Your first rounds as captain were a lovely depiction of "Man this guy sucks" and 2 rounds later "Man this guy isn't half bad," and since it's just gotten better, for example.

Application accepted.

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