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BYOND key: neworiginalschwann
Character names: Oh boy, here we go.

  • Linh Truong: Security Officer
  • Thi Mai Linh: Security Officer (Idris)
  • Ezelda Coetzee: Security Officer (EPMC)
  • Elspeth Grant: Detective (MCPD)
  • IRU-Agnes: Detective (Idris)
  • Hypatia: Surgeon
  • Marcelle Vernier: Surgeon, rarely played
  • Likho: Mechatronic Engineer
  • Lesedi Besette: Cargo Tech
  • Edward Bennings: Scientist, overworked/underpaid
  • Leyli Qanbari Falady Tadhhab Bsre: Paramedic, tall
  • Annie Zietsman: Paramedic, ancap/EPMC (don't tread on me)

And a few others that are either just blank slates waiting for records or turned out to not be that fun and were placed aside.

How long have you been playing on Aurora?: A few months now, I believe.
Why do you wish to be on the whitelist?: To assist in driving a round (and its RP) forward and to create an interesting character. I have, additionally, attempted to create a character for the head of personnel position that goes against the stereotype of "motherly woman that gets kidnapped." Being a whitelisted head would also make me able to interact with a larger part of the crew
Why did you come to Aurora?: I bounced between servers for a while before eventually settling here due to a nice community and actually well-written lore, and I was sick of Baystation12's THREE AND A HALF HOUR LONG rounds.
Have you read the Aurora wiki on the head roles and qualifications you plan on playing?: Yes.
Have you received any administrative actions? And how serious were they?
I have received no administrative action, but am involved in a presently active player report. I am happy to let this sit and gather feedback until it is resolved, if needed.

Please provide well articulated answers to the following questions in a paragraph each.

Give a definition of what you think roleplay is, and should be about:
Roleplaying, in the context of Space Station 13 (and HRP servers in particular) is, to me, a kind of creative writing exercise. Therefore it is my belief that roleplay is the act of creating a player's own mini-story on the server: one of my favorite things about Space Station 13 is that I can speak to a server with 40 players in it and get 50 stories about how the round went.
What do you think the OOC purpose of a Head of Staff is, ingame?:
It really depends on the head of staff in question. Some, such as the chief medical officer and research director, are more coordinators while others, primarily the head of security, help serve as a conduit between the crew and the round's antagonists (be they alone or in a group). In this economy of heads of staff the head of personnel fills the role of a... personnel director. Their job is to deal with personnel issues, modify access, ensure every department is functional, and manage cargo/mining. As such, the head of personnel is a role that depends greatly upon how well  person can talk (and how they can be analytical about access, but the creepy guy asking for maintenance access for "reasons" can probably be rejected outright or buried in paperwork). As the supervisor of cargo, the head of personnel is also in charge of coordinating with the CMO and QM to source the concrete used to bury SM victims.
What do you think the OOC responsibilities of Whitelisted players are to other players, and how would you strive to uphold them?: 
Again this depends upon the head of staff in question. Overall, however, I would say that the purpose of the heads of staff are to create a welcoming environment for new players and to create a good community overall. Heads of staff are expected to know the Things that need to be Done in order to have a functional department, and a lot of people look up to them (I know I look to the head of security for orders whenever something awful happens). They serve as a kind of in-character tutor, as their competence is expected due to having to go through a whitelist.
Could you give us the gist of what is currently happening in Tau Ceti and how it affected your character and their career?
The main ongoing event in Tau Ceti is (shockingly) not MechMania 2461 and is instead the re-emergence of the Synthetic Liberation Front as a non-state actor. Marchand is involved in this in a non-direct manner due to her status as a personnel director: she has a responsibility to ensure the crew manifest is free of any oddities or unknown factors (for example, a rogue shell). To go a bit further into the past the arrival of the Aut'akh unathi "ghost ships" were a major development for the corporation's hiring department, which Marchand was definitely involved in: thousands upon thousands of internships don't appear out of thin air, after all. The Lii'dra are another threat, though one more lurking in the background than present.
To move outside of Tau Ceti Marchand is a citizen of the Sol Alliance from Sol itself (Venus, to be exact) and is deeply interested in the new face of ATLAS, the new GAIA, and the formation of the GFL. However she understands that this is Tau Ceti and that it is sometimes best to keep work and politics separated, even if she despises having to give access to party-loving tajara.
What roles do you plan on playing after the application is accepted?
Head of Personnel
SolGov Rep.

Characters you intend to use for command or have created for command. Include the job they will be taking.:

Elise Marchand, PhD. (Head of Personnel)
Doctor Marchand is, like my consular officer, a new character. A woman born in a Venusian habitat to extreme wealth, Marchand was always destined for a career in either politics or the corporate world. She chose the corporate world, perhaps wisely, and has been employed as a bureuacrat by NanoTrasen ever since earning a doctorate in business management (only the best for the wealthy of Venus, after all). Doctor Marchand has worked for the company for nearly a decade now and has achieve a reputation for ruthless efficiency and high productivity margins, along with a higher than average turnover rate among mining and cargo employees. Due to this reputation, or in spite of it, she has recently been transferred to the N.S.S. Aurora II in order to increase productivity margins on phoron within its asteroid. The board of directors can only hope she is able to deliver the results that she seems set to meet. Unlike Oanh, Marchand is focused on results above human resources (to an extent) and still believes she has something to prove. After all - if she proves herself on the Aurora, who knows where she might go next? The Odin? The captain-ship of a brand new station? The sky could be the limit.

Doctor Trang Thanh Oanh, PhD. (Sol Alliance consular officer)
Born to middle class bureaucrats in Cua Song, New Hai Phong, Doctor Oanh grew up surrounded by corruption, graft, atmospheric issues, and constant storms in the monsoon season. As a result, she developed a sense of companionship with the residents of her habitation block, and spent time talking with those from outside the block as well - eventually becoming known as a person who could coordinate between blocks in Cua Song. This encouraged her to pursue a career in political science, culminating in a position with the Solar Alliance's foreign department after recieving her master's degree at twenty-three. Twenty-eight years later after a history of exceptional service and a doctoral degree, she was picked to be one of the consulate officers in Tau Ceti after the Frost Invasion. Not an easy position, but one she was prepared to handle exceptionally well. Unlike Marchand, Oanh is an empathetic person who wants to do her best and has already proven herself as an official.

How would you rate your own roleplaying?:
Pretty okay! I'm handing one species well and have branched into playing non-NT contractors as well.

Do you understand your whitelist is not permanent, and may be stripped following continuous administrative action?
I do, yes.

Have you familiarized yourself with the wiki pages for the command roles?

Extra notes: Removing the head of personnel's cloak was a mistake.

Edited by NewOriginalSchwann
Ezelda Coetzee unbanished from pile of disused characters, added to list.
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I've played with a good number of your characters and I really enjoy every interaction. You seem to know what you're doing, you drive the rounds for players and not try to shut them down which is quite an important consideration. I'm sure you having a command whitelist would suit the server quite well.


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Even though you made a consular officer I really want to see your characters you have made for command, and I also think you're capable enough to handle the role, both IC and OOC. Not to mention that you're a great roleplayer and just a cool guy in general. I'm looking forward to seeing your trial!

+1 nice guy haha

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