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Muhawir Nawfal's Camping Supplies

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Character Name: Muhawir Nawfal

Item name - LISTED:

* Bedroll

* Tentroll

* Toolbag

Item function(s) - LISTED:

* Bedroll: Deploys on the ground or can be added to the tent once deployed, purely fluff, but is much more suitable to lay on than a towel like he has been doing.

* Tentroll: A rolled up tent, can be deployed into an actual camping tent when used in conjunction with the supplied toolbag. Can also accept a bedroll for better comfort.

* Toolbag: A rolled up bunch of ropes and poles. Using this on the tent roll sets up the tent after a moderate amount of time.

Item description - LISTED:

* Bedroll: A portable bedroll, made of cloth and padding.

* Tentroll: A portable tent. All wrapped up with straps and buckles.

* Toolbag: A roll of poles and ropes. Anybody knowledgeable would know they are designed for erecting a tent.

Item appearance: Only the tent was fully made by myself. The bedroll and the rolled sprites were all pulled from elsewhere but altered with buckles added.

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Why is your character bringing this item to work?: Muhawir is effectively homeless and incredibly poor. Between his diet of ration packs and the fact that most sleeping periods are sustained in cryogenics, he lives a largely transient lifestyle, considering most housing options are either too limited or too expensive for what he requires. He maintains a grab-and-go method of living when it comes to housing and sleep, when he can, becoming something of a modernized solitary nomad. He effectively won't be erecting the tent on the station, unless it's clear a long-term stay is going to be scheduled, and even then it'll only be with approval from security or command, and isolated entirely to suitable areas such as the holodeck or the upstairs garden, where he spends the most of his leisure time when not actually working.

How did your character obtain this item: I am not going to go into a paragraph of explaining how my character walked into a store and purchased a bedroll and camping supplies unless it's absolutely demanded. That'd be stupid and nothing more than filler.

What value does this item have to your character, and what story does it tell?: While the Aurora is effectively his home, it's also more of a workplace, and he rarely finds a period of rest outside his cryogenic stays. Considering numerous people that at least marginally care for him have expressed concern over his extensive stays in cryogenic storage, he's since elected to adapt to a more mobile method of sleeping, especially when taking the sporadic naps over the course of a Tajaran's waking period.

On the deeper side of things, these items tell the story of a largely isolated individual and one that suffers from the restrictions put in place by NanoTrasen regarding payment for non-humans, as well as assistants, effectively earning just barely enough to live but not exactly within comfort. They'll also show his willingness to reach out from the comfort of cryogenics and allow him the effective ability to actually leave the Aurora when he desires, since now he'll actually have a home to bring with him.

How will you use this to better interact with crew and/or stimulate RP?: The bedroll is likely to be the most used. Muhawir's often seen with a duffel bag, this containing the entirety of his possessions realistically, outside a hoverpod he brought back from Adhomai during his outing with the IAA, that isn't really suitable for habitation considering it's sustained heavy damage from a Republican incursion on the Dymtris line, as is a relatively small hoverpod. Most notably within the bag would be his camping supplies, relatively minimal but still enough to do what he needs it for, finding someplace to stay for the almost day-long sleeping period the Tajaran experience, as well as the periods of sleep they experience for brief moments every few hours.

Knowing how people operate, I am sure these items will be stolen, or unaware officers will attempt to remove a shitcat vagrant. Hopefully not, but having an at least "semipermanent" camping spot for a wandering nomad would be preferable to laying out a towel somewhere nobody is and hoping nobody decides to gank me while I'm asleep. At least a blood stained campsite will look better to a wandering eye.

Sprites: The sprites will be sent as requested by whomever elected to handle adding this.

Additional Comments: The code is also available for these items, the construction and dismantling of the tent itself all take a considerable amount of time, with actual set-up using the roll of tools required for the tent itself.

Edited by Menown
Edits for readability.

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I think its a creative take to a personal item. I'd love to see it IG, can see it facilitating rp and getting people's attention and interacting with your char. +1

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Okay, the items and sprites are cool but why, in the universe, would you take camping equipment to your workplace when there are dorms, for example?

Edited by KingOfThePing

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15 minutes ago, KingOfThePing said:

Okay, the items and sprites are cool but why, in the universe, would you take camping equipment to your workplace when there are dorms, for example?

space lice, clearly

 

also this is super creative and gives off really good vibes. I just really like the theme you're going for and I'll support this all the way to the bank.

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57 minutes ago, KingOfThePing said:

Okay, the items and sprites are cool but why, in the universe, would you take camping equipment to your workplace when there are dorms, for example?

As much as I love the items and want to see them in-game and actually used because of how much it fits Muhawir, this very same question came to my mind immediately upon seeing this, as well.
Edit: went to check PM's, but I'm still not sure if the two-hour naps really explain why you wouldn't use the dorms instead. That being said, I still support this, I'd just like to see you explain this.

Edited by BoryaTheSlayer
was a dummy dumm dumm and posted too early

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It's cool but why though? Do they often nap in places where the dorms wouldn't work flavor wise? Where are those places? 

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@KingOfThePing@BoryaTheSlayerWithout revealing too much, he has trouble sleeping in actual beds, especially in a dormitory setting. It's why he elected to sleep outside the garrison in Barj'jar as well.

 

@ZundyYes, actually. Often it's in the holodeck, the upstairs garden, or rarely the security lobby. This'll change with dedicated equipment, however and it'll likely migrate solely to the upstairs garden when there's a high station population or the holodeck during low populations. As for off-station, he rarely leaves the station, outside movies he wins spam tickets for, non-canon evacs, of when he possesses enough money to be able to continue repairs on his pod. If he does leave, he typically lacks any permanent residence, opting to either find a secluded tunnel or simply sleep in a departures lounge on the Odin like a modern airport, until it's his next shift.

Edited by Menown
Further clarification once I reread the intent of Zundy's question.

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Makes sense to me and explains (without compromising the lore of the character) why the character would be doing this. Sounds cool to me! +1

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11 minutes ago, Zundy said:

Makes sense to me and explains (without compromising the lore of the character) why the character would be doing this. Sounds cool to me! +1

What Zundy said. I can't wait to go out camping with Muhawir as Hasam. 😊

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The answers provided are good, the item fits the character, and I see no reason to not give it my support. Please give this vagrant some place to actually sleep, +1.

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The reasons are good enough. Our station is suppose to be able to support people over long stretches but I really dislike that we have literally a single room with 6 beds. This fits well with the current shitty state of on station dorms. Also I adore this and think it'll be really HECKING cute

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Me and prate bpoth agree that Nawfals ability to camp in the park is his god given right therefore, accepted

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