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[ACCEPTED] UglyXeno's Vaurca whitelist application.

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BYOND Key: Uglyxeno
Character Names: 
Alex Weaver
Roseline Girardieau
Ansiba Zui
Hsksi Azki
Karina Farrhaev
Species you are applying to play: Vaurca
What color do you plan on making your first alien character: Lavender (55, 0, 120)
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:
Well, I have been playing space station for a long time, and a lot of the enjoyment I get out of it nowadays comes from trying out new things. I've never played a bug man in space station before, despite my strange obsession with trying to create them on other servers, and the Vaurca seem to be a pretty unique implementation of the trope. I've also been pretty interested in Vaurca in specific lately.

Identify what makes role-playing this species different than role-playing a Human:
The obvious differences are that the Vaurca are an ant- or termite-like eusocial insectoid species genetically engineered and cybernetically augmented by a reproductive caste, while humans are not. Vaurca are also known for buzzy speech quirks (hhyezz hello zzzir vhhoron pleazze) and a fanatical devotion to their hive.

Bound vaurca are basically robots or cyborgs with hands; they can only do their job and they will accept any and all orders directly related to doing their job. They're basically mindless, with very little agency.

Unbound vaurca are roughly as intelligent and emotionally capable as humans, although they have difficulty expressing emotions in the same way due to the layout of their face. Some use descriptive language to get the point across during emotionally-charged moments.

Character Name: Ka'Akaix'Kliir C'thur
Please provide a short backstory for this character
Created by an inquisitive Ta of Xetl's brood, Kliir was among a small test-run of chemists, created to provide both practical and recreational chemicals. It quickly became a workaholic, and its obsession with pain and misery became apparent; it would often deny VR for multiple months at a time while it worked endless hours in its lab. Eventually, it worked its way into being its Ta's favorite. One day, it began to lose interest in its work, and it spent more and more time in VR. It had come up with a plan; it would use its own body and the materials therein to create the ultimate intoxicant. It was only in VR that it could carry out this plan, as in physical reality, the destruction of one's body usually resulted in death. 

After several years of preparation and rehearsal, it made an attempt to impress Xetl herself, by producing a batch of its ultimate intoxicant (a process which involved mincing its own live innards in a blender) and serving it to her. This attempt was successful, and Kliir was told that after this life, a great reward awaited it, and so it decided to die.

Kliir requested a transfer; it wanted to work somewhere more dangerous. Someplace with a high rate of mortal injury, but a moderate death rate (because if it's too easy, what's the point?), someplace with a relatively high death rate, but a very high rate of recovery (since if you die and they can't find your body, they can't rescue your socket). Someplace with interesting scientific work going on (since it might as well get some work done while it's at it). Somewhere like Tau Ceti.

What do you like about this character?
I think that the concept of a masochistic, suicidal task hedonist is very interesting and is probably nearly the opposite of what people normally play. It's hard to reconcile the desire to die with the necessity of remaining alive long enough for it to be worth it. Essentially, it wants to die, but it wants to die in some suitably dramatic fashion. Go out in a blaze of glory.

Kliir does, however, want to keep doing its job - it likes chemistry, it likes science, it likes designing new chemicals. It just wants to do these things under especially dangerous circumstances, as the threat of death or serious injury adds a certain something.
How would you rate your role-playing ability?
I'd say a solid 6/10 at least, people tell me I'm OK at stuff.
Ants are cool and so are bees.

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This is a very good application, and the approach you have and the reason your character has for coming to the Aurora is certainly interesting. I cant wait to see this character in action. I love creative writing, and this certainly showcases creative thinking! Application accepted!

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