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[Accepted] Naelynn Skrell Application

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BYOND Key: naelynn
 

Character Names

Spoiler

 

Akemi Smiles ( Chemist/Mute )

Lea de Belmond ( Engine Technician )

Sabael Kyledes ( Miner/TCFL )

Aimee de Belmond ( Robotics )

Vale Rigby ( Security Officer [Nekropolis]  )

Tiffany Paulene ( Phoron Researcher / Explosives Researcher )

BC-V41 ( Surgeon )

VRS-614 ( Xenobiologist )

Nicole Naase ( Merchant/Gun runner )

Katherine Thorne ( NT Corporate Liason )

Hellveig Carme ( Tau Ceti Representative/TCFL Pfct. ) 

Optikam Azski ( Paramedic )

Akis Alli ( Merchant )

Zakk’ra Karn ( CE )

Nightingale ( Vox Raider/Merchant, pAI )

Valor ( Tpr. / TCFL / Merc / Raider )

Grand Artificer Naeva ( Wizard )

A. Thema ( TCFL/Ert/ Wizard )

GR-416 ( Cyborg )

GR-36c ( pAI )

Nomad / Delta ( Ninja )

Maintenance Drones.

 

Former characters:

Casey Mercer ( Retired for now, may come back later when I have reworked her and gave her actual personality)

Curator ( RD, canon died to being Ashed by the station's supermatter core due to lack of usage of magboots, death cannon, char retired. )

 

 

Species you are applying to play:  Skrell

What color do you plan on making your first alien character: Reddish Pink

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:

Skrell have a unique relationship with synthethics - unlike that of all other races, primarily due to Glorsh-Omega and the resulting incidents up to Tri-Qyu. As I am heavily invested in mechanical augmentations and ai`s/synths in general, this has lead me to checking up on Skrell and finding I like how they`re written.. And want to give them a try myself.

 

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

Skrell are exceptionally curious species with unmatched intellect and esoteric abilities equivalent to telepathy, yet retain a strictly individualistic approach in their society. Their culture is completely based around merit - and as such anyone may rise to glory, should they discover or achieve something worthy of recognition.

Furthermore, most Skrell are going to naturally be suspicious of any synthethics, even more so if they overstep their bounds. Skrell are also going to be rather competetive in their approach to their work, but will never see it as foul play if they are outdone - rather they will be impressed.

 

Character Name: Aquuore Wluqluv’Qulluv - CMO

Please provide a short backstory for this character
It can be difficult for a young skrell in today’s society. There are so many geniuses out there it can easily cause one to feel inadequate.  And that was precisely what has happened to Aquuore Wluqluv.

She was just finishing her university degree in neuroscience which she believed would nicely accompany her previous general medicine doctorate. She still wasn’t entirely decided on what to do with her life, but she was starting to feel the need to pick a specific path for her career. It was around that time when her university demanded an internship to show that she can apply all that she has learned in practice.

She felt nervous and pressured to perform - after all, her grades were always stellar - even compared to others of her age, and this decision to choose her internship was gnawing on her mind. With the deadline for signups nearing, Aquuore made a move she didn’t think she ever would - she signed up to assist an exploratory vessel in the traverse as a medical doctor. And her request was granted. 

Yet, she didn’t feel the pressure on her shoulder lessen.. It seemed to have only built up further. Not even a month later, she was aboard a relief vessel darting around the traverse, offering medical aid and supplies to the colonists. She and Dr. Qulluv have succesfully saved multitudes of lives and she was starting to take a liking to the older man, learning to respect his wisdom and advice.

However, things don’t always go according to the plan and the relief vessel was hit during a meteor storm before the shields could have protected it’s crew. Both Dr. Qulluv and Aquuore were in the room when the rock breached the outer hull and crashed into the medical facilities. That was the first time she realized her own mortality and she froze in heat of the moment. But Dr. Qulluv did not. Thinking quickly, he grabbed the terrified young woman, and threw her into the only remaining undamaged piece of equipment left - a single cryopod, meant to preserve critically wounded patients during long transfers.

When next she was woken up by the ship’s engineering staff, she got to meet the man she learned to idolize and respect once more - lying on the ground, in a black tagged bag, motionless and cold.. So cold, like the deep void of space. She screamed, and cried, she struggled… and eventually accepted the reality laid bare in front of her. 

Due to her panic, her idol had perished. This must not, and would not happen again if she had anything to say about it. To remind herself of this, she would choose to honor the man in her name, and continue his work in places where most would shirk to go, yet the need is highest.

 

What do you like about this character?

Aquuore is a young Skrell, very young in fact - who more or less only knows the Radiant Era first hand. As such, she is generally very optimistic. Yet, there is something beneath that, deep under the surface there are layers of insecurity and dread of losing someone else she cares for once again. She is characterized by her avoidance of loss. She is very aware of her mortality, and that her very existence is the last thing left of her mentor.

 

How would you rate your role-playing ability? 7/10 - While I do try to look for rp chances, sadly I often reply only reactively and don't drive a narrative to my satisfaction. I currently see this as my biggest weakness and it bothers me. However, I try to work on this. So why did I rate my ability as above average but not excellent? Because while I do believe I have a huge weakness in that, I also believe that I have a big strength in rp - and that is willingness to improv and change my entire plan at drop of a hat if something is more fun for everyone involved.


Notes: I currently have an admin action going against my account - that is being Antag-banned for 1 week. The game ID's that have caused this are b25-acBS and b25-c3gA [ in case you want to check them out because it changes something. Idk, figured I should be honest. ]

Thank you for taking the time to read my application - if anything is not up to your standards, please do let me know - I will do my best to rectify it in appropriate manner. 

Edited by Naelynn
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Sorry it's taken awhile, I've been struggling to come up with questions (and have committed to asking questions for every single app) because overall this is a very strong application.  

I really like the idea of referencing a culture with high pressure to succeed and what it does to the psyche of a character, I think that's a great angle and by far the strongest point in your app.  I would like to see just a tiny bit of feedback from the community, so please advertise this application a little.

Now, for questions:

Why has Aquuore chosen to work on a space station in spite of what happened to her idol?  Why hasn't she chosen to work planetside to avoid another loss?

Why has she left the traverse to work in human space, and has she found that the pressure to succeed (and pressure not to fail) is greater or less here?

How did she announce her leaving to work in human space?  Did she leave family and friends behind?  How did she explain her loss to them, if she chose to explain it at all?

 

There are no wrong answers, so no pressure here.  

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@Resilynn
Hey! No stress, I'm glad you took the time to read it and reply!
I didn't want to advertise the app because I wanted it to be judged on the strength of writing, but since you want some community input I'll go ahead and show it around :D

As for the questions - I'm not going to be giving you proper answers right away because I'm really tired and only got about 5-6 hours before I have to move to university for 5.th semester - so I'll probably get to proper writing in about a day or two, but quick answers:

Why another space station/vessel: She idolized Qulluv, not because the culture made him famous or anything - as far as the wide public is concerned he was nobody, but because she recognized  the effort, care and pride he took in his craft. He's what she'
s striving to be, and he was working on space-bound vessels. I'm still working on if I want to give her some form of void-phobia to play around with, but I think that might clash too much with working on a space station. 

Also, people can die planetside too, just the causes are different.

Why work in human/synth place: I have been struggling with this question, and decided to post the app before having a good answer myself, not gonna lie. She doesn't outright hate synthethics as many other skrells would because she wasn't there to see even just the aftermath of Glorsh-Omega - being too young for that. It is similar to how today's generations are detached from world war 1 - they know it was a horrible thing but ... they usually don't put too much thought into it. - This distant misstrust in synthethics that was given to her by her history teachers and education system led her to chosing an area she believes even more dangerous than the traverse - An area where synths roam free. That clearly is a volatile region of space, much more than the traverse - and that's not accounting for things like The Frost Incident where the tiny [mostly] defenseless republic was left out to the wolves. Help those in need is what Qulluv taught her, and that's what she's going to do.

How did she announce her leaving for human space: I havn't even considered this, kind of completley forgot that people have families... heh.
 - Her family had accepted her going for the Traverse > She is supported in her decisions, but they worry about her because she clearly is somewhat reckless.
Thus
 - Going to human space came as a shock, but not one they didn't think of before. Her mother in particular spend over an hour arguing back and forth but finally gave up and accepted it when the stubborn child refused to move from her position. Who knew that going to the Traverse would make her so strong as to argue her point for an hour without backing off?

 

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I like this char concept. The app seems solid and Aquuore seems like an interesting char. Cam also vouch for Naelynn's RP ability having really enjoyed her endeavour into the Unathi, would love to see her as a skrell! +1

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Hi!  Sorry this took a little extra time.

We've noticed you've had a couple of notes recently in regards to your Unathi whitelist, specifically that you may have used Unathi mechanics to powergame.

I really like your app.  I think you gave a lot of thought to the character and the lore around it, and I enjoy that this character seems reasonable and fleshed out.  I think you have a lot of potential to play great characters, so I am going to accept this application, but I want to make it very clear that you should be careful to use Skrell mechanics appropriately.  Be sure that you understand Federation/ Tau Ceti law in regards to the use of telepathy, especially.

With all that in mind, accepted.  Welcome to frogland. ;)

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