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BYOND Key: Jack Fractal

Character Names: TRIXIE

Species you are applying to play: IPC

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

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:

To be honest, I mostly want to play this species because I spent so much time doing the rewrite for their visuals. I plan on doing some further work in that area, and it would be nice to be able to play what I've been working on.

Beyond that, the character I came up with for this application sounds like they might be fun. Up until now, I've only ever played TRIXIE on this server, with the exception of a few rounds learning the toxins mixing mechanics as a throwaway character. It would be nice to have a character I can join as mid-round.

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

Depends on how you play them. With the new mechanics, IPC's could be an off-the-shelf robot, identical to hundreds or thousands of others, or the result of a science project, a custom built but outdated android trying to find relevance now that they're no longer top-of-the-line, or a spoiled rich kid who bought a new body because it's what all the cool kids are doing these days.

There are lots of ways to play them. Ultimately, from the players perspective, your responsibilities are the same. Try to have fun, and to make the rounds you play in better for your presence.

Character Name: The Grand Hainan Hotel

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

The Grand Hainan Hotel was, until recently, the crown jewel of Hainan Station, a large cylindrical residential and commercial space station which once held almost 700 000 residents. Hainan station is located in what, was until four years ago, the Kingdom of New Pingtan, but is now the People's Democratic Republic of Pingtan, a small and distant colony founded on the mineral rich icy moons of a Jupiter class gas giant at tail end of an insignificant chain of jump stations, notable to galactic civilization only for its wine, it's Helium 3, and it's recent communist revolution.

The Hotel was commissioned in 2367 by the Duke of Changxing as a commercial venture, and it remained in the hands of the Changxing family for the next eighty-seven years, up until the death of the last Duke of Changxing in 2453.

It became something of a symbol of the Changxing family's wealth and prestige, constantly updated by each generation with the newest and most expensive of galactic luxuries. One of those luxuries, installed in 2391, was an expansive multi-purpose AI to act as the concierge and reservation booking system. It took up most of the bottom floor of the hotel, and it cost as much as a small starship.

The AI was, like the rest of the Hotel, carefully maintained and upgraded over the years. Twenty years ago, when the skrellian mathemtics were leaked too humanity, the most recent heir to the Changxing Dukedom had Beiselian intelligence architects flown in to do the upgrade personally. While they were there, they provided dozens of shiny metal android bodies for the newly upgraded AI. For sixty-two years, the Hotel's intelligence provided constant and diligent service for thousands of it's wealthy guests.

When the revolution happened in 2453, the Grand Hotel was destroyed.

The official story by the State Department is that a de-pressurization incident caused by the nefarious security forces of the old authoritarian regime had caused the gantries connecting the Hotel to the rest of the station to buckle, forcing the revolutionary cadre in command of the station's infrastructure controls to jettison the Hotel, despite its precious treasure trove of cultural artefacts, at the risk of the entire station falling out of orbit.

The fact that, at the time, the last remaining Duke of Changxing had fortified himself within the hotel, alongside his security forces and most of his extended family, is seldom mentioned in official histories.

While the Hotel itself was destroyed, along with it's central intelligence and very nearly all of it's android bodies, one of them survived. Through a series of complicated and implausible events it arrived here, on Aurora Station, where it now works in the bar.

What do you like about this character?

I like the idea of playing someone who has been much reduced. Someone who still holds onto the vespers of wealth and prestige, but has in truth lost everything. I like the idea of someone built and trained to do one specific task trying to figure out if they have any value left to the world now that they can no longer do that task any-more.

I see this character as a mix between the impoverished nobility one might find in a Jane Austin novel and a marathon runner with a bad leg.

I also like that they're a bartender. I haven't played that job. It sounds fun.

How would you rate your role-playing ability?

I think I've got enough experience at this thing now to realize that regardless of how you play, some people will consider it good, others will consider it bad.

I try to be considerate of other players when I play, for however much that's worth.

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I'm endorsing this application right off the bat because of the amount of work Jack has put into the PR making IPCs into Shells, as well as suggesting much more interesting and fleshed-out IPC lore.

They've a clear interest in playing synthetics, one of their more famous ones being known as TRIXIE, the always-friendly and super useful cyborg. *waves her crowbar.

No, really. Why shouldn't they be whitelisted?

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Guest Marlon Phoenix

Sorry for the delay, I've temporarily taken over IPC whitelist responsibility.

This is barely under question, given your immense contribution to synthetic lore. Application accepted.

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