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BYOND Key: FrenziedVorcha

Character Names: Iziah Richter/A.R.C

Species you are applying to play: Vaurca

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

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: I've always enjoyed uniquely alien biologies, with the Vorcha from Mass Effect being the species that first grabbed my attention to xenobiology. There's something fascinating about how distinctly non-human races evolve, especially insectoid/invertebrates. The fact that they come from a home planet that had plasma rich air, developed thick exoskeletons and sulfurous blood is absolutely amazing. Most insectoid races in fiction seem to shy away from technology (Like the Klackon from MoO generally having stunted technological research because their hivemind promoted unity instead of creative thinking) when the Vaurca seem to embrace it quickly when the presumed alien technology for genetic manipulation was found in the Era of Augments.

Identify what makes role-playing this species different than role-playing a Human: Mostly the discrimination aspect. While not quite vermin, they're definitely seen as lesser than humans when in human space. Most of this comes from the Bound caste being mindlessly subservient to higher ups much like a silicon would. However other nuances such as their speech and completely alien physiology serve to separate them from equal lines. They're different, physically and mentally. They bleed and hurt differently, they need to be treated differently.


Character Name: Ka'Viax'Niir Va'Nik

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

Ka'Viax'Niir was born to the Va'Nik hive in the Outer Colonies, on a desert planet orbiting a gas giant named Epsilon Leto V. The hyper-dense gravity of the planet resulted in the Vaurca of the Va'Nik hive being exceptionally stockier than others of their species, with heights ranging from 4-6 feet instead of the average 6-9 found elsewhere. Additionally, hailing from a desert planet the Va'Nik hive contracts out a large amount of Bound miners and engineers to Mega-Corporations. Ka'Viax'Niir was no exception, being a "dwarf" Vaurca miner like many from his planet.

Since his contract was bought by NT, Ka'Viax'Niir has worked as a miner and been taught minor skills needed for long shifts on an asteroid, such as apprentice first aid and cooking training. While described as a hard worker by his fellow miners, he has exhibited notably linear thinking even for a Vaurca. His recipes and treatments lacked originality, he wouldn't adapt for the circumstances leaving bland meals and barebones remedies for injuries.

What do you like about this character? I enjoy the fact that he can specialize in a role I know without any real reason to try and achieve beyond his means. He can perform other jobs on the station without flair or ambition, his uniqueness is his lack of originality.

How would you rate your role-playing ability? 5/10 I like to believe I've at least achieved mediocrity in my many years of roleplaying, but there are always people better so I don't want to oversell myself.


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I have seen you in game earlier today and, from what I can tell you have a fairly reasonable character. Your application is well written and it looks like you understand the Vaurca lore. +1 from me. Good luck!

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