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Ckey/BYOND Username: Kaedwuff

Why are you interested in Unathi?: They are the only race I regularly play on the server and enjoy playing. Bestrace 2019, lizard 4 lyfe.

What do you think are the core themes about Unathi?: Strong social structure and honor-bound behavior, responsibility to your clan and people. Kind of a warrior race.

Do you have any specific projects you want to do?: I'd like to expand on the Akhandi more, maybe poke a bit at the stagnant wastelands biome concept that most of Moghes occupies right now.  Perhaps work with tajaran loredevs on an idea involving interactions.

What do you like the least about Unathi and what would you want to change? [name at least 1]:  I'm a super not huge fan of the way Unzi's behavior has been largely unchecked and he just remains as a constant asshole making moghes miserable for everyone outside of the maraziite order.  I also don't like Aut'akh as a concept, much less how little of their actual racial concept is implemented in game.

Would you want to become a full Unathi maintainer if you were asked in the future or remain a deputy? Maybe.  One step at a time.

Additional Comments: ssssss

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19 hours ago, Kaed said:

I also don't like Aut'akh as a concept, much less how little of their actual racial concept is implemented in game.

How would you change this and why?

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1 hour ago, Alberyk said:

How would you change this and why?

I'm not entirely sure it can be fixed anymore. The biggest problem I have with them is that their whole concept of race religion and culture is based on an electronically based augment hivemind, which they are always disconnected from when they are actually playing on the server, so it's more of a footnote than an actual part of the race for all intents and purposes. To compensate for this, they are apparently super friendly because they're lonely, but that in itself feels off and wrong to me.  Nothing about them even feels distinctly 'unathi' anymore.  They're part robot, when most unathi have strong anti-synth leanings, and they're all but cuddly, which conflicts with the serious and emotionally reserved flavor of the base race. They're not even really that into the mysticism feel anymore. I have heard someone call them rainbow friendbot lizards before, and that is about how they feel to me.

There's also how illogical it feels to me that this small subculture of robonathi living in caves at the top of Moghes just sort of chills there in an eternal stalemate with the people trying to eradicate them. Why do they stay, when they are unwelcome, and how are they managing to defend themselves so well from a larger force? I think the biggest problem I have with the way unathi lore is being written is that it just seems to stagnate constantly at a status quo.  Sometimes a new thing is introduced, but it doesn't change anything.  Moghes is the same politically right now as it was a year ago, except now there are some weirdos practicing transunathism to the north.  Unzi is still continuing to lead the Maraziites in inquisitional tyranny, Not'zar continues to sit around in his palace and talk to people or hold meetings, and Marlon's idea of an exciting lore event is someone putting Unzi on blast while he just sticks up his nose and ignores them before things return to the status quo.

By contrast, when I write lore, I like it to change things.  The only major event series I wrote involved introducing ancient Akhandi temples that were then destroyed before the whole order fucked off Moghes with a final message about how Unzi was literal cancer to their society.  Where did that go, though? Nowhere.  Unzi shrugged it off and everyone just sort of forgot about it except to name drop the burned temples once and a while.

What would I change? I'd have things fracture more if I had my way.

  • The Aut'akh would leave their homeworld and settle somewhere more difficult to be seiged, so they can develop some kind of culture identity that's separate from unathi, because they sure as fuck aren't unathi anymore for all intents and purposes, and have no businss on Moghes beyond cluttering up the narrative.
  • Unzi would be ousted from his position as High Shitpope of Sk'akh because Not'zar got a backbone for fucking once and kicked him out of the Hegemony for being a giant asshole.  Maybe tried to declare him a guwan or something, and this causes a religious schism where Unzi separates from the Hegemony and declares himself the true leader of Sk'akh faith and creates a Maraziite terrorist organization in opposition to the Hegemony. 
  • Some of the more pro-Unzi clans also defect from the Hegemony in protest and form a splinter nation that might support lizard Al-Qaeda in semi-secret.  There isn't world war like on Cat Planet, but there are factions now beyond the Hegemony, mostly neutral and some of them secretly fund Unzi. They aren't openly hostile, but Not'zar has to split his attention to keeping an eye on them and can't just curb stomp Unzi with all his forces anymore.
  • The Si'akh reacts to High Asspope's defection by pledging his support against lizard al-qaeda to the Hegemony in exchange for his people having real land to live on instead of wandering the wastelands like dirty lizard nomads, and a highly regimented and secular Si'akh nation forms, where Si'akh beliefs and culture is enforced and anyone may join if they wish to seek redemption for their sins.  They are allied with the Hegemony in support of stopping Unzi, and their knowledge of the wastelands helps the Hegemony against Unzi, who is moving around there now.
  • Not'zars dad fucking dies for real instead of sitting in a permanent sulk-coma and Not'zar becomes the actual Hegemon after some conflict, giving him real authority for once, and maybe he learns to take things more seriously.
  • I'd progress the Akhandi's storyline somehow too.
  • The terraforming of Moghes would begin happening, but they need a resource from a planet in their system that is being colonized by tajara, leading to a trade deal between the two races.
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What about Dominian unathi and the Tribunal ;^v

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How do you feel you can work with others on the lore team? You butt head alot with people on differing ideas so I would like to know how you would address these issues, especialy if lore wants to take things in a oppesiter direction of where you are proposing

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33 minutes ago, Zundy said:

What about Dominian unathi and the Tribunal ;^v

Honestly I've mostly considered dominian unathi as part of human culture and haven't paid too much attention to them.  Most of my interest is in Moghes, and I know very little about dominia other than it's a human nation but some unathi live there.  I tend to have the standpoint that if I'm not trying to play a character involving a certain part of lore I don't research it very deeply, so I can experience it as an outsider ICly.  And I have never made a dominian unathi.

18 minutes ago, DRagO said:

How do you feel you can work with others on the lore team? You butt head alot with people on differing ideas so I would like to know how you would address these issues, especialy if lore wants to take things in a oppesiter direction of where you are proposing

Not really sure how to answer that.  What issues do you want me to address? I guess if I butt heads with someone we can address those issues when they come up.  If someone wants to take things in an 'oppesiter' direction then at the end of the day I guess I'm only the deputy. I've pitched ideas I have for what I want to do, if they lore team doesn't want them, then don't hire me on.

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For 5 years now unathis main plot has been more or less building up this conservative society and then immediately testing them (as a society and individual chars) with stuff that challenges all that. Immediately they come into things that conflict with everything they were taught and how they respond to that is, to me, unathi rp.

Do you agree with this?

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Please review the Aut'akh's page, which has been revised heavily since their release, and tell me if you see anything new that is still unanswered or unsatisfactory.

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okay I reviewed the page but did not see anything new on the wiki.  You asked me something about a stealth ship, which I didn't see evidenced anywhere on the wiki.

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