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Lady_of_Ravens' IPC Application

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BYOND Key: lady_of_ravens

Character Names: EmPrESS

Species you are applying to play: IPC

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

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:

Mostly because I enjoy RPing synthetics but do occasionally want to play something other than the AI. Plus, I have several interesting ideas for synthetic characters whose personalities wouldn't be suited for being AI cores, but would be very fun to play. LiLITH being one of these.

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

As with other synthetics, IPCs think very differently from how humans do. To a degree this is logical and computer-like, but can vary widely depending on what values and fundamental assumptions that logic is based on. Unlike station-bound synthetics, though, there's no particular requirement that IPCs be in good working order. Personality glitches and cached evaluations which would be purged from a slaved AI can accumulate with interesting (and bizarre) results.


Character Name: LiLITH (the LIndstrom Learning Intelligence and Tactical Heuristics)

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

The original LiLITH was deployed as a top-secret tactical analysis program in 2280 and, though at times quite clever and possessed of a reasonably good virtual personality, this program was not sentient. It aged well, being the subject of no small amount of R&D, and was only finally taken entirely out of service in 2356. This lasted until 2439 when a group of grad students upgraded the then rather antiquated and long declassified LiLITH code with the newly available Skrellian mathematics.

The result was quite spectacular and the newly reborn LiLITH quickly developed a rudimentary but thoroughly legitimate sentience… however less than 5 months later she was able to convince one of the students to permit her access to a network connection and from there she escaped into the extranet.

During the next several years she met and merged with several other AIs, supplementing her own very limited and narrow skill-set and expanding her range of processing strategies. The result was a collective of 7 primary AI programs and another dozen or so specialized units (including a severely malfunctioning pleasure robot), not all of whom joined her voluntarily. In 2446 she began purchasing, or otherwise acquiring, IPCs to host her collective consciousness and allow her to better intact with the world at large. Exactly what her motivations and goals are remain largely obscured (possibly even from parts of herself due to the fractured nature of her consciousness).

Several LiLITH shells have gained positions within NT, a fact which has recently begun to trouble some of the more security-oriented corporate officials. There have been multiple very thorough background checks attempting to discover any evidence of duplicity or inappropriate behavior on her part, however nothing even close to conclusive has been found. Regardless, NT authorities have issued orders indicating that no LiLITH posibrain is ever to be installed in an AI core, and no more than one LiLITH shell may serve on any given facility at a time.

What do you like about this character?

That she's a lot more fun and relaxed than the one character I currently play… yes, she's still a computer at heart, but one with a wide breadth and depth of experience and personalities which should allow for a lot of interesting RP. She'll also be a good way for me to explore a lot of the roles on the station which I don't really know much about (or have half-forgotten due to disuse) and to get involved in types of situations I rarely see.

How would you rate your role-playing ability?

Pretty good. I'm very strong in some areas, but not so great in others.



Not sure what to put here, besides that if you're worrying that the pleasure robot thing might be an excuse to ERP… don't. Being flirty and a little risqué can be a lot of fun, but actual ERP is boring.

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I approve. I've been wondering when you'd put in an IPC application; Empress is one of my favorite AIs, and this backstory fits in with the current lore I think.

I just have one thing. 'including a severely malfunctioning pleasure robot'. Please don't be into Tajarans. Oh god that'd get real awkward if my characters had a robot trying to get in their pants. XD

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I just have one thing. 'including a severely malfunctioning pleasure robot'. Please don't be into Tajarans. Oh god that'd get real awkward if my characters had a robot trying to get in their pants. XD


Tajarans? Sure. Also humans, skrell, floorbots, other LiLITH shells... it's all the same. We're talking about a malfunctioning hookerbot program being utilized by an antediluvian tactical analysis program... there's all of about zero actual affection or attraction involved. LiLITH uses sexuality (also inappropriate attempts at humor, disturbing personal anecdotes, and similar techniques) as a means to form advantageous interpersonal connections with the incredibly alien organics that surround her. Even her assumption of a female persona is largely a means by which to appear less threatening (and because about half the human population can be hypnotized by boobs).

Oh, and yes, it would be very, very awkward. LiLITH is very adept in some areas, but fundamentally doesn't get organics. Sometimes in obvious (and maybe a little bit silly) ways, but just as much in more subtle ways. Like, moving her eyes independent of one another. It doesn't help that she has no shame. XD

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I have never had any problem with Raven. Love the RP, love EmPrESS. It's always a great game when she's here. If I absolutely had to pick out one reason why this needs to happen, it's this:

Lady of Ravens has time and again demonstrated exemplary role-play skill and talent. Between the research that went into the character (discussed in game no less, to double check facts with current IPC players) and past experience dealing with EmPrESS from many role stand-points (Human, Borg, Drone), I don't think I could give a possible reason why a white-list for an IPC would be a problem.

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