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BYOND Key: TealSeal14

Character Names: Henry Melpede, Weihun Sqluik, Ansiba Yizra

Species you are applying to play: Tajara

What color do you plan on making your first alien character: Around a nice Ivory color

Have you read our lore section's page on this species?: I have neglected many things in my life to read the lore section.

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 when I first came around to Aurora I was intrigued by this strange species, after reading a bit about their backstory I got even more interested after learning about what the heck is going on with these fine furred fellows. Also helps that I got an idea I think would be pretty interesting to try out. 

Identify what makes role-playing this species different than role-playing a Human:
Firstly, the a major difference between the Tajara and humanity is their recent history. Humanity has been dealing with relatively peaceful times. Tajara on the other hand just got out of a brutal civil war, and are now in a sort of cold war between three world powers. Three powers that all hate each other, Which has the added bonus of being a good catalyst for Roleplay on board the Aurora. Also being an underdog in galactic affairs is quite a different feel from being a human.

Character Name: Rijiikirr Al'Athalj

Please provide a short backstory for this character
Coming from a line of M'sai that have been loyal to the nobility. From a young age he understood a simple truth: Some are born to rule and some are born to serve, and that is the proper way the Gods have created the world. Unfortunately some rebellious "republicans" in their envy and arrogance dare think that only they know what the Northerners want or need. And have come into his land swaggering and boasting about their revolution. The savage godless heathens attempted to sway our pious people into savagery and anarchy. Fortunately the Gods smiled down on the people of the north, and the true king returned to Kaltir and many proud Tajara, including Rijiikirr, happily joined up to restore the divinely ordained monarchy.

The fight was hard but the Gods have proven that we are their chosen people, and with the grace of Mata'ke and the sacrifice of the common people like Rijiikir. Harmony and righteousness has been brought back to the north. After the war Rijiikirr was no longer the young soldier he once was, but he still passionately believed in the universal truth: "Some are born to serve and some are born to rule, and that is righteous."  

The war may have been over, but for Rijiikirr the ideological battle was still raging. Many heathen "republicans" have gone into human space to work and spread their lies to easily influenced alien ears. Rijiikir decided to move to Tau Ceti both to help show the galaxy the truth about the proper way a society should be run, at least that what he would like to claim. It doesn't hurt that the wages Nanotrasen offers would help him support his expansive family, but as they say: the rest is history.

What do you like about this character?
Well, the fact that there is many a proud "Hadiist" on board the Aurora it would be interesting to have an older pro-Nobility Tajara aboard would be a fun character to play. It'll also be cool to play a sort of "rural" character that has a very fixed mindset that could be a cool foil to the mostly progressive crew.
How would you rate your role-playing ability?
I think that I have proven that I am a competent roleplayer and I like to think that I have at least a couple times made interesting interactions and stories unfold.

Edited by TealPinniped

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I very much enjoy seeing a non-Njarir character that's staunchly loyal to the NKA and believes in a "natural order" among Tajara, which you seem to have a good handle on based on this application. It's something I've rarely seen and think could be a fun foil to the more rebellious types that work aboard the Aurora!

I'm only idly curious about a few things. What religion, if any, does Rijiikirr follow? How does he intend to spread this pro-nobility message to other Tajara? And what job(s) do you intend to play with him?

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Thank you for answering so speedily! As for the questions:

1. Rijiikirr is a staunch follower of the Ma'ta'ke Gods like his father and his father's father before him.

2. As for the spreading of the pro-nobility belief. It'll be an uphill battle as both aliens and other Tajara are so fixated on the mistaken concept of Republicanism. He'll have to prove the benefits of the true order by showing himself to be a hard worker and by showing that even though some people may think Hierarchy is not conducive to a good life. Rijiikirr will be an example of someone thriving under nobility.

3. Lastly I intend to play a security officer seeing how the M'sai were sort of the warrior caste. Rijiikirr plans to continue with tradition.


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