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Ckey/BYOND Username: RyverStyx
Position Being Applied For: Synthetic Deputy
Have you read the Lore Team Rules and Regulations wiki page?: Yes
Past Experiences/Knowledge: I am a current trial mod for Aurora and I have written and collaborated on some Trinary Perfection lore. As for my synth gameplay- I have been playing IPC on SS13 since 2016 (First on Bay and then on Aurora).

How much time can you devote to lorewriting?:

I work full time Monday-Friday. However, I would say any time outside of my work schedule I am free.


Do you have any plans for the lore?:

Of course I would love to expand on various aspects of the Trinary Perfection as that is what I find the most interesting. For instance, I would like to make a canon bible or religious text for the faction as well as some prayers. Aside from the Trinary Perfection I would like to focus on Shell IPC. In particular, I would like to focus on their "infiltration" of human spaces. I feel that Shells should get more lore regarding their ability to blend in with humans (perhaps an arc even). I also feel like there should be lore stemming from the consequences of this infiltration as well.


Why do you want to join?:

I want to join because I love synthetics and their lore. From station bound to IPC I find their lore to be the most engaging and fascinating.


Examples of Past Work:

I have sprited these two Trinary capes that were merged into the game:

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I have also written lore for the Trinary Perfection as well:


Additional Comments:

I find that the Synthetic lore is in a good place right now. I do not think it needs a major shake-up; however, it could benefit from gradual lore arcs. I also feel that the scrappers and other illegal and/or delinquent IPCs could be expanded on and potentially brought into the game. As of right now their relevance is rather low outside of a throwaway line or backstory which makes them feel like a tacked-on faction. This tends to mean a lot of IPC characters fall into the same category when it comes to how they act. Bringing relevancy to the scrapper lore, as well as other IPC counter-culture lore, can cause some interesting character arcs as well as possible antag gimmicks (or even event arcs).

I know this application is rather short but feel free to question me on anything down below! Thank you.

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Hi there, thanks for applying. 

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1) Do you mind giving a few pointers on how you'd expand delinquent IPCs? Or even Scrappers?

2) How do you feel about IPCs current connections to other species? Do you think it should be expanded, or retracted? Or maintain it?

3) What factions do you enjoy the most within IPC lore? 

4) What would you say is the weakest aspect of Aurora Lore? (Not IPC, but our lore in general)

5) If you don't acquire the position, would you still contribute to lore through canonisation applications?

6) Lets say you don't get this position, is there another position you might go for should it open?

Goodluck. There are no wrong answers. 

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22 hours ago, Caelphon said:

Hi there, thanks for applying. 

Goodluck. There are no wrong answers. 

Hi there! Here are my answers:


1) To me, delinquent IPCs do not necessarily mean IPCs that break the law (although it could also encompass that). Delinquent IPC culture could take many forms; but in my eyes it would be most akin to the culture of a human punk. Rough and gruff attitudes, graffitied chassis (instead of tattoos), heavy body and modifications/upgrades. The IPC underneath this culture would not be breaking any laws but the way they dress, act, and what hobbies they partake in would set them apart from the rest.

As far as scrappers go- I feel they could hold more relevance when it comes to Tau Ceti and especially D14. I feel they should have a heavy presence within the district as well as constant news reports of their shenanigans. Although this is mainly my personal preference.

 

2) Right now IPC interactions with the other species are pretty much the same on all fronts. They are almost universally disliked (of course individuals may feel different). I feel that expanding even further on why certain cultures do not like IPC as well as making lore regarding how a typical species member would act around an IPC or synthetic could benefit this. Although of course some species have very obvious reasons for not liking synths (Skrell). All-in-all I am for minor expansions into that lore.

 

3) My number one faction in all of the lore is the Trinary Perfection by far! My second IPC faction would have to be the Golden Deep.

 

4) The weakest aspect of Aurora Lore for me is that it can be hard to make it relevant to the NSS Aurora. Although I do have hope that the NBT will fix that and bring more lore to the gameplay.

 

5) Yes! I would love to still continue to write lore in some capacity.

 

6) As of right now I do not think there is another position that I would apply for if I do not get this one. EDIT: I have reconsidered this question and I think after dipping my toes into the Skrell lore I would apply for a Skrell lore dev position (after I have written Skrell lore and if a position opens).

 

Thanks!

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As always, I must be a party pooper and reiterate the concern I voiced on RyverStyx's moderator application: While I personally have no problems with him, I am very apprehensive about giving staff positions to people who have only been playing the server for a short amount of time - and this would be his second staff position, if his moderator trial is successful. Moving on:

On 21/07/2021 at 13:56, RyverStyx said:

3) My number one faction in all of the lore is the Trinary Perfection by far! My second IPC faction would have to be the Golden Deep.

This personally concerns me. As someone who had to deal with multiple accusations of bias towards my preferred faction when I made my Human lore deputy application, I feel like the same question should be brought up here - with how much of a fan you are of the Trinary Perfection (going so far as to have a symbol of their Trinary Perfection be your discord PFP, at one point), are you concerned about the possibility of bias in favor of the TP? I also recall you once saying you don't understand how the Trinary Perfection could be interpreted as anything but a "good" entity. I think there's a lot of nuance to the TP, and a synthlore deputy should be able to understand why one might identify it as a non-good entity.

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11 hours ago, DanseMacabre said:

As always, I must be a party pooper and reiterate the concern I voiced on RyverStyx's moderator application: While I personally have no problems with him, I am very apprehensive about giving staff positions to people who have only been playing the server for a short amount of time - and this would be his second staff position, if his moderator trial is successful. Moving on:

This personally concerns me. As someone who had to deal with multiple accusations of bias towards my preferred faction when I made my Human lore deputy application, I feel like the same question should be brought up here - with how much of a fan you are of the Trinary Perfection (going so far as to have a symbol of their Trinary Perfection be your discord PFP, at one point), are you concerned about the possibility of bias in favor of the TP? I also recall you once saying you don't understand how the Trinary Perfection could be interpreted as anything but a "good" entity. I think there's a lot of nuance to the TP, and a synthlore deputy should be able to understand why one might identify it as a non-good entity.

I personally do not feel that I would be biased towards the Trinary Perfection. I have a couple characters (some that are even IPC) who do not like the TP. I have also written things for the TP that would be considered harmful for their public image.

The reason I have said in the past that I don’t understand why people see the TP as a bad entity is because the wiki page very plainly stated their end goal and their ideals. When I stated that, the TP was pretty much universally “good” as there was no deviation within the church.

This is what prompted me to write my lore change for the TP and add in different sects that can definitively be pointed to as being “bad” or even downright evil (worshipping Glorsh).

I can understand the worry that you have though and I hope my answers kind of help explain my reasoning a bit more.

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