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BYOND Key: Lordnesh 

Character Names: Phaedra Delaunae,  Karyn Cormack, Morgan Voigt, Dustin Murphy, (Notable Synthetic "Characters": Socrates, B1NG0)

Species you are applying to play: IPC 

What color do you plan on making your first alien character: N/A 

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: (One paragraph minimum)

I've really enjoyed playing Synthetic "characters", but I want to play something other than a stationbound. The customization for cyborgs is very limited, and AI even more so. I enjoy roleplaying an entity unshackled by emotions, and operating from pure data driven logic. It's also fun to hangout with other synthetics, complain about the actions of the irrational organics around them, and cast subtle aspersions upon organic's capacity for logical thinking.

 

Identify what makes role-playing this species different than role-playing a Human: (One Paragraph minimum)

The main difference between roleplaying an IPC, and a human, is in how their actions are justified. Humans often make appeals to emotions, but synthetics do not experience emotions. Their reactions are binary. Do, or do not, there is no try. Additionally, they face significant persecution, which should provide plenty of opportunities for roleplay. Particularly if I manage to (eventually) transition to a command position.

 

Character Name:(Character name) Qigong (chee gong)

Please provide a short backstory for this character (Approximately two paragraphs)

Qigong (pronounced chee-gong) is a slightly older generation Zeng-Hu Mobility Model IPC. While not as impressive as the latest generation, it is now considered to be out of vogue to use this particular variant, instead of the newer models. However, they are still considered to be quite valuable assets. As a result, Zeng-Hu has undertaken an initiative to sell some of these older models to help recoup some of the cost. Qigong is one such IPC.

NanoTrasen was more than happy to pick up a few of the highly sought after Mobility Models for their own uses. Qigong was one of the IPC's purchased, and was assigned to NSS Aurora almost immediately. His broad knowledge of medicine, surgery, and triage make him invaluable in the medical bay. His bed side manners are impeccable, and his general attitude is calming to patients. Additionally, he is a bit of a philosopher, more than willing to engage in debates about topics normally considered to be the sole purview of organic lifeforms.

Due to his capabilities, the cost for purchasing his freedom is quite high. He will likely not be able to afford it for quite some time.

 

What do you like about this character? (Describe what you like about this character)

Qigong is basically just a non-stationbound version of my synthetic "character" Socrates. 

 How would you rate your role-playing ability? Advanced

Notes: Character is intended to serve in medical, and eventually I hope to have the character promoted to CMO.

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The backstory is a bit too bare bones, can you expand upon it as well as the question?: 

On 02/08/2020 at 02:38, Lordnesh said:

Identify what makes role-playing this species different than role-playing a Human: (One Paragraph minimum)

A few thoughts I have as well is why did Zeng-hu Pharmaceuticals have an older mobility model in their possession and why did they opt to sell it to a corporation? What was Qigong doing while with Zeng-hu and what are their opinions as a result of their use or storage and reselling.

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It's not an older model in the sense that it's obsolete, but more in the sense of.. it's no longer the newest, shiniest phone. It still fulfilled all the roles that it was designed to, but it's since been replaced by the newest and greatest on the market. And, similarly, it was "refurbished" and resold. As for what it was doing, I was thinking the personal medical robot for someone relatively high up in the Zeng-hu. High enough that having your own personal medical robot would work as a status symbol. As well as the reason why you would want the latest generation. Qigong doesn't feel strongly one way or the other. It wasn't exactly mistreated, but it also wasn't treated well. Its new masters at least seem much more inclined to treat it well.

 

As for, what makes playing IPC's different than humans, well there are a few other things. They can't be captain, they run off power instead of food/water, they have a special language all their own, they need suit coolers for EVA operations, and their desire for self preservation works similarly to a "survival instinct." There's also the whole owned/unowned aspect. Being owned means violence towards you is treated essentially like property damage, and unowned provides more serious consequences. However, "killing" an IPC is never a capital offense. There's more I can list, but those are most of the highlights I think.

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Without the story expanded upon and 72 hours passing since the whitelist was posted, I am going to have to deny the application for now. You're welcome to apply in 3 days however.

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