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Saintsbury's Tajaran Application

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BYOND Key: Saintsbury

Character Names:

Enmosy Ti-Nelas, Renate Richter, Leonora Chun, Omega Vengix

Species you are applying to play:


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

This: Blue-Grey (RGB 34, 37, 50)

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

Yup, prove is in the question above. And in the lore.


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 want to. I already played as IPC and Skrell (and human of course) and it tends to get of boring. Infact it got so boring (and my life got so busy at the same time) that I stopped playing for two months. While I already simulated a Tajaran MMI inside a cyborg body, nothing is better then the orginial. So why not apply and just DOIT!

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

First of all, they have a completly different social structure then modern humanity. Clans, castes etc. that just playing that out will be fun like they only talk in third person and talking to someone in first/second person is to show how deep the bond between them goes. Other then that, Tajaran had a somewhat predestined life until the Great Revolutionary War (Like the October Revolution I guess) which is why they are currently stuck in the transition from a developing to a modern space faring civilisation. Adhomai's Capital being fancy and stuff, while my character's homevillage was like a central african tribal village when he left to fight in the war.


Character Name:

Isaak Lorr Sh'Ir Pestov (Inspired by Russian names, clan name won't be included because serverrules and stuff, just here for reference.)

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

Late in the evening, Pestov's father came back to the minervillage, telling everyone he met on the way to run as fast as they could. All exhausted his father took hugged the little Isaak, telling him and his mother that "they" were comming, so his whole family had to leave the village this instant and flee to the west. While walking out the door, his father said he had to stay behind and warn the others, but regardless what happens, they had to keep looking forward and not look back. They ran as fast as they could and right when the village was out of sight, a sharp lightning turned the dark gray eveningsky into a light blueish color, scaring every animal in the mountain forrest followed by a sound, unimaginably loud, it just didn't hurt the ears, it was soulshaking.

That day was 36 years ago, when the Great War broke out on Adhomai and his homevillage was bombed by the nobles.

In the following years, Isaak Pestov joined the rebellion and fought the people who caused the destruction of everything his life was about. They took his home, his father, but what he didn't knew was that the price he had to pay for playing soldier was greater then he could imagine. He lucked out the whole war, had always the easy assignments, the missions and battles he fought went smooth. But towards the end of the war, just when he came back to the camp his family fled to, they got overran by Hharar loyalists. While Pestov hid in the forrest, he had to witness all his friends, loved ones, to die. A couple days later, the rebellion declared victory and formed together with the Hadii the new Tajaran Federation.

As gruesome as it sounds, noone would care to what happened to him as this was the fate of many who fought in the Great War. 36 years later there is just an old man left, who lost everything and started a new life given by NanoTrasen, a new purpose, maybe even a new family as time tends to heal wounds if you let them heal.

What do you like about this character?

Well his story sounds like a special snowflake story, but it definitly isn't, because what happened to him happens to many people who were unlucky enough to live in a warzone. He is a veteran, he knows noone will ever pity and he doesn't even want or need it anymore. His past is dark but it's the past, he was in his teens when he fought in the war, now he's 50, but his future doesn't have to. Let's see how I play this character out. Of course he will be a security officer/engineer, because well, a war veteran who came in contact with many new human technologies at a stage were most tajaran didn't even understand how they work.

How would you rate your role-playing ability?

I suck as antagonist but disregarding that I'm a pretty decent roleplay I guess like 7/10 or something.



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Just one condition - even though the capital was super advanced, at the time of the war, most outlying Tajaran villages weren't like some African tribal place; compare it moreso to Leningrad or Moscow to tiny little Russian towns.

Less tribe, more technologically isolated angry Russian farmers.

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