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BYOND key:monkeysfist

Character names:Daniel Wahlberg, Static, Grugg G'nugg, Hernando Saylor

How long have you been playing on Aurora?:

Nine months (give or take)

Why do you wish to be on the whitelist?:

While I'm content playing the lower ranking roles, I've noticed a lack of Heads of Staff and would like to fill these gaps.

Why did you come to Aurora?:

I hear NSS Aurora is where Arr Pee is at, ye? In all seriousness, though, Aurora is a great server with a good map and good people.

Have you read the BS12 wiki on the head roles you plan on playing?:


Please provide well articulated answers to the following questions in a paragraph each.

Give a definition of what you think roleplay is, and should be about:

Roleplay is about getting off from a long day at work, kicking your shoes off, booting up the computer, and escaping the world. It's about being the you that you wish you were or getting to be someone the exact opposite of yourself for a short while. For a brief moment, you get to lose yourself and become your character and live another life. Whether you're a green man with a war hammer smashing in a dragon's head or the FNG aboard the security detail trying not to crap your pants at the onslaught of giant purple fish, you get to cut loose and just have fun. At least that's what it means to me.

What do you think the OOC purpose of a Head of Staff is, ingame?:

The purpose of Heads of Staff are to make sure that the departments are running smoothly and to make sure that everyone makes it to the transfer shuttle with all of their limbs still attached. Aside from that, their job is to set an example of the standards of the server for any new players. If the server boasts that they have competent security but the HoS is going around accusing people of being changelings and killing them indiscriminately on the spot, your server will have an issue. They also come in handy for lynching during a crisis.

What do you think the OOC responsibilities of Whitelisted players are to other players, and how would you strive to uphold them?:

The job of whilelisted players is to represent the server and all that it encompasses. Whitelisted players are supposed to show new players how a department is supposed to be run and how not to act. When I'm whitelisted, I'll strive to ensure that security is run fairly and without reckless abandon. By encouraging fair times and proper records of breaks in regulation, I'll make sure that the boys in blue are reigned in.


Please pick one of your characters for this section, and provide well articulated responses to the following questions.

Character name:

Harrison Bray

Character age:


Please provide a short biography of this character (approx 2 paragraphs):

Growing up in one of the few nice settlements of Mars, Harrison Bray lived a relatively prosperous life. Following his family's tradition of military service, Bray attended and graduated from Ft Sunder Military Academy and commissioned into the Sol Alliance Marines. After two successful tours of duty he was honorably discharged in the year 2425 and hired on to NanoTrasen's private security sector later that year. Due to his previous service in the Sol Alliance Marines, he was fast tracked into a leadership position and was given a small team of contract officers that rotated to different posts to protect executives and dignitaries of NanoTrasen.

Upon the discovery of the Unathi race and the subsequent monopolization of their home planet my NanoTrasen, Bray's team was selected to secure landing zones for the engineers to build short term structures to ferry in supplies for the more permanent structures. He and his team were the first boots on the ground for the third spaceport to be constructed on Moghes. This would not be the horrifying tale of the team that gets slaughtered save for their gung-ho officer. This would instead be the tale of a man with wasted skills filing paperwork and generally filling the role of welcoming committee for upper management. Despite being stationed on a planet with an inherently warlike species, in his five years working at Spaceport Charlie, not a single shot was fired outside of practice.

At the age of 39, he traded his jungle fatigues and sub-machine gun for a suit and sidearm. For the next four years he would fulfill corporate security roles and coordinate protection details for the NanoTrasen higher-ups once more. As per his request, he was transferred to the NSS Ara in the Sol system to serve as its head of security and later transferring to the NSS Aurora upon its construction.

What do you like about this character?:

I like this character because I intend to play him as the straight man to the station's fool. Despite being the Head of Security, he's not Supercop and he's certainly not a melodramatic, "I never asked for this," guy. He prefers style over function and leads from the rear. IN an emergency, he prioritizes coordinating the team over seeking the glory for himself.

What do you dislike about this character?:

I dislike that in making this character as un-snowflakey as possible, I've created a snowflake. Bray is not wary of NanoTrasen, nor does he laud it. He treats his job as a job and tries to remain professional while not on break. Despite having previously served in the armed forces, life is starting to catch up to him as he starts to slow down with age.

What do you think makes this character fit to be a head of staff?:

I feel that the Heads of Staff for the Aurora should not be the pinnacle of their entire department, but rather be managers for the specialists. For instance, when push comes to shove, the geneticist is better at cloning the deceased than the CMO. In that same vein, Harrison Bray is by no means a superhuman officer, but rather a tactician. Rather than him grabbing five flash-bangs, two tasers, and a set of riot gear to deal with the Nuclear Operatives, he would instead split security into two fire-teams systematically searching the station for signs of intrusion.


Please provide well articulated answers to the following questions.

How would you rate your own roleplaying?:

I'd rate my roleplay skills at about an 8.5/10. While I try hard to maintain my characters' personality, I will infrequently go against what I believe the character will do to avoid repercussions. For example, if I figure out a puzzle in D&D, I'll be tempted to be the one to solve it even if I'm playing a barbarian with an INT score of 7. Other than that, I feel that I am an above average roleplayer.

Extra notes:

I'm applying to play Captain and Head of Security. While I know almost all of the other departments, playing them doesn't particularly interest me.

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I'm going to be honest, I have never seen your characters before (new CKey/characters?) and I dont have any IC experiences to speak about with you, but the application seems solid in my opinion, I'd like to see you in action.

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I'm going to be honest, I have never seen your characters before (new CKey/characters?) and I dont have any IC experiences to speak about with you, but the application seems solid in my opinion, I'd like to see you in action.

Only one of those is an Aurora regular. The rest were one offs or are still being fleshed out.

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Monkey is the exact reason I'm even here, he brought me here as an acquaintance due to another group that introduced us. HE tought me how to use the system and the basics of roleplay on Aurora. I'm not going to give my support or anything due to a sense of bias or favoritism, but I'll point out that I'm head-whitelisted and have yet to get into any trouble after his tutelage, so I think a consideration should be made here.

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I know monkey. Mostly from the Teamspeak stuff.

For the most part they're a pretty pleasant individual and I've yet to see them wrong anybody in any fashion. It's within my belief they're responsible enough to deserve this whitelist. I like the application and I think they're good to go on that note.

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From its take on serious characters with ever developing situations and ideas to his lighthearted renditions of characters that pay homage to themes dear to his heart, Monkey's RP leaves you wanting more. Whether you want 'em to or not, Monkey leaves an impression with his characters.

I have RPed with Monkey on several formats from D&D and Pathfinder to the very 2D spaceman game we all know and love. He is more than capable of immersing himself in a role and getting in the head of any character he chooses to become. On that note, Monkey sees this character as the "straight man" that can act as the station needs without becoming a "super cop" and I am more than confident that he can take this role and play it beautifully. Monkey is getting this whitelist and Bray is going to do his job admirably.

If anyone can be trusted to play the part of a character with power over a station's security team, then it is Monkey.

I completely endorse this application.

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