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Character Names:

Travis Davis, Emory Helosi

How long have you been playing on Aurora:

7 months

Species you are applying to play:


What color do you plan on making your first alien character (Dionaea & IPCs exempt):

Light blue

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



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:

The simple answer to this question is this race suits what I like to role play very well. In all things that involve role-play (DnD, ss13, ect) I enjoy playing characters that are misunderstood to such a degree that the character appears ‘simple’ to those that don’t know him but the character has huge depth and complex reasons that explains why the character acts the way it does. The Skrell race magnifies this aspect that I like. The Skrell have a huge range of emotions that most people cannot even comprehend, and because of this many people view the skrell as simply ‘heartless’. You have to really sit down and dissect the character’s thoughts and background before you really understand what is motivating the character to behave a certain way. For the skrell, not only will the background thoughts be a driver but you will also have to work past and gain an understanding of skrell emotional ranges before you will really understand the character fully. I love this type of character.

That is what hooked me to liking this race, from there it only improved. I value education and science to a great degree which is why I like the science departments in ss13 so much. The fact that the skrell are very education oriented and focus on science and technology puts the skrell race right in line with my interests. They even got religion right. Altariser, other than the baseless idea of life after death, the religion is all about improving your mind and body which I enjoy. So I’m looking forward to exploring a lot of different aspects of the skrell race.

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

I go into this a little bit on the previous question. I plan to explore this idea of a range of emotions humans can’t understand. The design of the jaw and the fact skrell don’t really have teeth will actually play heavily into the first skrell I want to make. I came up with the idea before I even read how the skrell feed and thought that the feeding habits of the skrell would make it interesting to role-play.



Character Name:

Iqbal sharanji-zix

Please provide a short backstory for this character, approximately 2 paragraphs

Iqbal Sharanji-zix spent most of her childhood on the primary homeworld of jargon IV. Her mother was a doctor and a close follower of altasriser. Her parents had met during an Altasriser convention and quickly formed an intimate bound. As a follower of Altariser she encouraged all fifteen of their offspring to find a path in life and to improve upon it. (Note for lore writer, unclear if skrell have siblings, if not it will only be one)

Iqbal took the teaching to heart and began following in her mother’s footsteps. At the young age of 20 she joined the Lith Institute of Medicine and began her study in chemistry. The change of environment was incredible for the young skrell. Before she had left Jargon Iqbal had very few interactions with other species and knew little of cultural verity. In collage she learned exactly what her path in life would be. In her second year of medicine she had joined a study group in preparation for some difficult classes. During the first meeting a human had brought home made grilled peaches and cream dessert for the group. Sure Iqbal enjoyed a variety of different food native to jargon, but never before had she tasted something so delicious. With its perfect mix of white sugary cream, succulent ripe peaches, coated with sweet honey, topped with ground almonds and grilled to perfection, every bite was an explosion of colorful taste. Iqbal was amazed something could taste so perfect. Despite her difficulty in chewing due to the shape of a skrells mouth she ate more than half of the dish herself. The very next week the group had gotten together, this time a tajara brought his own home cooked dish native to abhomi. While lacking the sweetness the grilled peaches had, Iqbal was once again astonished that a dish can have such a mix of different flavors than she was used to. She immediately began researching different foods from around the universe. She had a grasp of chemistry and understood that all food was made up of a combination of different elements. She found it amazing that something so physical could have such a mental effect on an individual. After extensive research Iqbal knew what her path of improvement would be. Unlike her parent who followed altariser path and explored physical improvements through medicine, she would explore the effects food and chemistry had on improving the state of the mind.

Iqbal continued her study in chemistry; she found it vital to gain the understanding of how chemicals interacted with one another in order to explore how those chemicals could improve the state of mind. Despite the limitations of her jaw she found creative ways to try every food she could; either by crushing the food up into a paste, or mixing it with water to create a soup, she was determined to try every bite of food she could. She pursued several culinary classes and readily tasted and tried every new food. Upon finishing her college education in chemistry with several culinary certificates she was employed by nanotrasen and assigned to the NSS aurora. There she plans to use her degree in chemistry to fund her culinary pursuits.

What do you like about this character?

I developed this character with a focus on role-play. Rather than playing with mechanics in the game I want to focus on interactions between characters. I really look forward to being able to explore role-play with aspects I normally can’t or aren’t interested in (religion, feeding behaviors, family structures). I also really look forward to seeing the reactions of other players when this character displays and explains the quirks and differences between humans and skrell.

How would you rate your role-playing ability?

Average, I know where I need improvement (spelling mostly) and I know what I am good at. All in all I’d say I’m pretty decent at role-play.



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Furry has a habit to chucklefuck, which is annoying to say the least. I think one of the reasons for it is because he primarly playes the same character over and over again, so he gets bored. Giving him a reason to play a new one will solve the problem he's been having. That said, he truly is a great Role-Player and app is very well written.

I support this app.

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What a lovely backstory. I find those that include a 'defining moment from the past' the best kind, and this application shows that this moment doesn't need to involve death to be interesting. I love love love this character already, the scientific background for her culinary pursuits, totally someone NT would employ. Furry's really done his research with this app, namely on Skrell lore, and I can't wait to see it shine through his roleplay. I think it's really admirable that he rates himself so frankly, and I have no doubt playing a Skrell and focusing on arpee rather than game mechanics will boost his arpee ability vastly.

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