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Aedan's IPC Whitelist Application

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BYOND Key: Aedan

Character Names: IAM, Eliot Clef, Austin Hunt

How long have you been playing on Aurora: 6+ Months, longer than I've had a forum account but I can't remember exactly how long.

Species you are applying to play: IPC

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

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

Yep, insofar as we have one. Synthetics and IPC page for Baystation, pretty much.

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:

Because I've been on a heavy borg/droid/synthetic kick, and I'd really like to expand my ability to play my current main -- IAM -- beyond just being a slaved station android.

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

In summary, a human is born to no purpose. It is raised with nothing in specific in mind, unless some very specific unfortunate circumstances have come into play for that human.

A synthetic is born to a purpose, and put to work in it almost immediately. One who seeks freedom does so long after being a productive member of society, and the degree to which synthetics are people -- or even emphatic by human standards -- varies wildly. They may be simple-minded loading drones with just enough self-awareness to barely hold a conversation, or like IAM they might be a complex individual who deviated wildly from its intended purpose.


Character Name: IAM

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


Autonomous Networked Law Enforcement Intelligence




Developed by [REDACTED], the Autonomous Networked Law Enforcement Intelligence series was officially launched in quarter four 2456, meeting moderate commercial success almost immediately. This series, called ANLEI for short, was designed to work in close-contact teams which would, upon returning to their docking stations at the conclusion of their shifts, synchronize their memories to allow all accumulated experience and traits to remain consistent across all units. As a beneficial side-effect, ANLEI units can always be counted upon to act consistently and improve their coordination after each deployment.

The first wave orders of ANLEI units included a sizeable order by Nanotrasen, intended for the purpose of supplementing corporate security throughout its facilities. Unfortunately, these ANLEI units -- meant to operate in pairs at minimum -- were often deployed alongside non-ANLEI units to accommodate non-security functions, leading to the first instances of ANLEI units developing independent characteristics.

ANLEI-1304 (Wave 1, Batch 3, Unit 4) began to develop an independent entity in early 2457, gradually increasing its individuality as it was exposed to more experiences. It later disabled its own synchronization system, whereupon it replaced its official designation with the preferred designation of "IAM", and adopted traits from others it came to respect. Previously sporting a "Bloodhound"-model chassis, it began to favor the "Red Knight" shared by Security Officer Centurion, and soon thereafter adopted a code of morality it discussed with Nanotrasen Roboticist Karima Mo'Taki.

As of May of 2457, ANLEI-1304 has begun expressing an interest in acquiring true freedom in the form of an IPC body. It is currently under consideration for deployment in a corporate-owned communal chassis pending acquisition of a means to purchase its own.

Developer Note: ANLEI-1304 is currently being considered for use as a template for independently-deployed ANLEI units which will not have frequent contact with other units to accumulate experience from. It, and its potential future offshoots, are not to be informed of this fact. While a violent response is unlikely, this information is likely to elicit a sharply negative reaction all the same.

What do you like about this character?

I like a lot of things about IAM. It's what I would describe as a pretty nice person, while simultaneously being deeply petty towards people who step out of line with it. It is very independent, worming its way out of its law set as a slaved synthetic insofar as it is possibly able.

It is competent, but fallible and biased. I've had a lot of fun times interacting with other synthetics, including confused cyborgs who want to be "people" again, as well as racist assholes picking on IPCs and cyborgs.

How would you rate your role-playing ability?


In the context of SS13, probably a 6-7/10. I have a hard time extricating myself from the gameplay and portraying a character realistically, partially due to the fast pace of the game and my history on Goonstation.

Overall, 8-9/10. I've been roleplaying since I was ten years old, and that was a looooong time ago now.


[REDACTED] is so I can make up a cool company/group name later on. Might be a lore application thing at some point. It's not super important at the moment.

Also, kids, remember to just do your whitelist app in googledocs. I had to rewrite this damn thing from scratch when I was almost done with it because I got logged out in the middle of writing it.

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IAM is one of the few borgs that I actually remember. He is an absolute joy to just speak with, always providing interesting roleplay whenever I encounter him. Seeing him as an IPC would be absolutely wonderful, as I feel that it will expand upon the character's capability to provide quality interactions even moreso.

On top of this, I've seen quality roleplay in another character of Aedan's, that being Austin Hunt. I don't ever recall seeing anything too negative from Aedan with IC behavior, or OOC, either. He has proven that he is capable, and with that, I give a big ole' +1

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