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BYOND Key: wheasymold552

Character Names: Evie Dennis (plus a TON of others but most of them I haven’t played all too much)

Species you are applying to play: Tajara

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

Probably the preset “Beaver Brown” on the wiki BUT, it should be known that I really like to customize my character so I’ll likely make an outfit with all of the xenowear and THEN decide on a color but it’ll be one of the three colors in the Hharar group on the wiki.

Have you read our lore section's page on this species?:

Yep! 

 

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, for one, the lore is really interesting and detailed. While some people like open endedness like playing an offworlder on the frontier where you get to come up with literally everything, I like a well established and widely accepted backstory to already be in place, that way I can spend all of my time expanding on it in my own way. I really just want to take some extra time to fully explore tajara lore and  a character is usually the easiest way to do this.

(One paragraph minimum)

 

Identify what makes role-playing this species different from role-playing a Human: Tajara have a LOT of differences when compared to humans. I mean from a mechanical standpoint, you have access to extra languages, claws, a form of night vision as well as different susceptibilities to temperature. In terms of flavor and not mechanics you have everything from a whole different culture to a whole different anatomy. New religions and food, music, relationships etc. I mean honestly, it would be easier to list the similarities between the two species than to list all of the differences.

(One Paragraph minimum)

 

Character Name:Sanuka Mir’Daraj

Please provide a short backstory for this character: Sanuka grew up in a tight knit family and community, her town some 100 miles or so from the nearest city with other villages and towns scattered in between, all separated by endless stretches of snowy fields and small patches of forest. Her family ran the town's “General Store” if you will, though it was really the only place you could find all the necessities for life in one place. They sold anything from the leftover baked goods Sanuka’s mother baked in her free time to firewood and heavier clothing. While Sanuka enjoyed such a simple life, she’d always longed for more. She’d loved her family but it wasn’t enough. She wanted to know the freedom of the city… and beyond. On her 18 birthday, her parents surprised her with a sort of survival kit if you will, containing everything she would need to survive on a solo trip to the city along with a small envelope containing enough cash to get herself a room for a week while in search for some means of making money. When she’d arrived it was nothing like she’d ever seen before, all the crazy technological advancements brought by humans captivating her attention. The towering skyscrapers and the ships, occasionally coming and going with traded goods and people. That first day in the city, Sanuka had decided that she was going to get to space, to see where those ships were going up close and she had the perfect opportunity to do so when she’d found a table followed by a line. Sitting on the other end of said table was a recruiter, looking for able bodied workers to fill jobs on the various stations available and actively hiring. Sanuka took this opportunity in a heartbeat, picking up some service roles on a station called the Aurora with no extra info, only knowing that she’d get to fulfill her dream. She’d sent a single letter home before she’d boarded the ship out only a few days after signing on and before she knew it she was well on her way towards her destination. 

(Just as an extra tidbit of info that I couldn’t find a way to conveniently put into this brief backstory, she’s ACTIVELY learning basic on her trip there, choosing to work with whoever is on said ship with her, likely a social worker of some sorts than cryo. Though not good at and unable to read and write in it, she could carry on basic enough conversations and had learned most of the food and drink lingo she’d need to know for her job on the station.)

(Approximately two paragraphs)

What do you like about this character? I think what I like most about Sanuka is her intense curiosity. I mean while it was for obvious reasons upsetting to leave home and her family behind, at least until she can get a shuttle back to visit, it's ultimately what she decided to do to learn about the other forms of life out there that are all so different from what she’s known back in her hometown.

(Describe what you like about this character

How would you rate your role-playing ability?

I would rate myself on a scale from one to ten at a 7 or 8. I’ve gotten some great compliments on my emoting ability and my ability to keep a continuous story flowing but nobody's perfect and I’m definitely far from it. I’d say that while I still have lots to learn, I’m ready for what's to come and to improve on my skills.

notes: Yes I know that backstory is pretty wordy or at least it is to my standards. I'm sure I left stuff out at some point so if you have any questions please feel free to ask in the comments. I'm 100% open to suggestion/corrections etc and really the application process to me is just as much you guys deciding if I'm ready to play such a species as it is me rounding out my character and getting rid of any inconsistencies.

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I had the pleasant chance of interacting with Evie a few times, it was always a solid RP and a fun time, i'm sure you will be able to develop a interesting and new Tajaran character and will continue to add to this community, a solid +1

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There are some issues with this application:

-The backstory is only one paragraph.

-There is essentially zero Tajara lore in the backstory. We do not know where she comes from, what events in Tajaran history affected her life, what she believes, or what job or megacorporation she is going to work for. This backstory could probably be from anyone anywhere in the universe and it would still work. You need to incorporate the lore in the character backstory. There is no way I can judge if you know it enough. There is no mention of any of the recent major happenings or one of the factions.

I will have to deny this application, you can reapply in one week.

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