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Kazkin's Tajaran Application

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BYOND Key: Kazkin

Character Names: Shysie Inexprime

Species you are applying to play: Tajaran

What color do you plan on making your first alien character (Dionaea & IPCs exempt): White, possibly Ivory due to being the M'sai sub-type

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: My main reason is I had a concept for a character that fits perfectly with existing cultural and racial customs of Tajarans. My current character (Shysie) was originally a mime on another server I ended up enjoying greatly because of not being able to speak. I took a long break from SS13 and now that I've come back I'd like to player another character without speech, the M'sai tajaran have invented their own form of communication (Nal'rassan) which mainly employs body language and remaining silent. This gives supportive lore reason as to why my character will rarely, if ever speak, which is what I'm looking for. Additionally up until this point I've only ever played IPCs, borgs, AI, pAI, or Human. I'd enjoy trying something new.

Identify what makes role-playing this species different than role-playing a Human: Rolling the "r"s in conversation is the major one, with third person reference to themselves. Additionally most Tajaran from what I have gathered tend to lean towards more liberal mind sets from their home planet and a lower level of learning due to Nanotrasen and corporate interest as keeping them as a source of cheap labor. Political mindset usually ranges from a communistic or even anarchist approach but that is more a social thing than specific character detail. The after math of war still present within much of the rural areas of the planet would also give Tarajans a first hand point of view when it comes to violence at a large scale.


Character Name: Anja M'risek S'epnok (Note the middle name won't be on my player character, that is just the clan name)

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

Anja was raised within Adhomai for most of her early life living within one of the larger cities. Education provided by Nanotrasen and other corporate giants allowed her to distinguish herself in the area of information technology. While she was never top of her class her natural skill in the area of programming, computers, and robotics afforded her a scholarship funded by Nanotrasen. Eventually after obtaining a Bachelor's Degree is robotic engineering she was hired by Nanotrasen. Unfortunately due to rigid department restrictions (or so human resources say) she was hired first as a security guard, after a brief training period she maintained her role as security personal for several years before transferring to research and development as a roboticist. Her proficiency in the area allowed her to take shifts within engineering in addition to robotics.

However, despite her relatively productive work in each area her chance at further advancement is slim due to her refusal to speak. Even in situation where speech is expedient or required she still choose to converse in what Tajaran call "Nal'rassan". That said, she has learned sign language and will sometimes communicate using it should her native method of speech fail. However, all in all her continued support of Nanotrasen and work performance have proven a welcome asset to Nanotrasen.

What do you like about this character?

My main like for it is that I had an idea I found fits within the lore perfectly without coming out like a special snowflake like my current character Shysie. Just a regular Tajaran that unwittingly fits the stereotype of her ethnicity and makes it by with having a knack for machines. I also like how the lore supports remaining silent, which is fun for me because its an game for the brain to explain how the slimes broke out of xenobiology and have killed half the science staff using nothing but hand gestures, body language, and facial expressions. Equally I've found it makes it easy for others to roleplay off of because it gives them a chance to lead the conversation.

How would you rate your role-playing ability?

Decent, I like to follow the lore and play rather normal characters lacking in anything special. Though this character will likely have above-average skill set I justify it because Tajarans normally have to work quite hard to get above menial labor positions.

Notes: I should note while I am a long time SS13 player I haven't been on the server long. I only recently got back into SS13 after a nearly eight month break and I'm eager to find a server to regular in. I like what I have seen so far and quite enjoy the heavy roleplay atmosphere and player count. If I need to play a bit longer before this can be approved thats fine but I'm a really chill guy ooc and don't tend to cause much of a problem ic or ooc. I just want to play an interesting character and have fun with others.

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