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BYOND key: FluffyBirb

Character names: Kala Vanteil, Clara Falon, Sivira Valtarone,

Aeither (AI), Nyx (Syndi name)

How long have you been playing on Aurora?: Almost five months now.

Why do you wish to be on the whitelist?:I hope to improve my roleplay, and increase the value of other’s roleplay. I also hope to be able to teach others, sense when I came here I knew nothing and was taught by some awesome people, I want to now give that experience to newcomers.

Why did you come to Aurora?: My roommate played on this server, and sense I had roleplayed in the past, I fit in quite nicely.

Have you read the BS12 wiki on the head roles you plan on playing?:Yes!

Please provide well articulated answers to the following questions in a paragraph each.

Give a definition of what you think roleplay is, and should be about: I am currently working towards a theatre major, and the first thing we learn is that we all come with every character we ever need to play inside us; we simply need to let them out. This is highly applicable to roleplay, because it is taking the characters inside of us, and bringing them to life. A character is an extension of us, and allows us all to experience things we would normally be unable to. Each character is a part of us, and through role play, we give them birth, and nurture them and allow them to reach their true potential. Roleplay is about taking this part of us, and allowing it into the world, to interact with others. It allows us to feel things we have never felt before, whether it be joy, sorrow, anger, or any other plethora of feelings. We all have every character we will ever need inside of us, we simply need to let them out to experience the world, and that is what roleplay allows us to do. We are also able to experience each other, and through role playing, better each other. Roleplay is not about bettering your own character, but rather, others. By interacting, we are bettering others and allowing their characters to grow and flourish and; indirectly, benefit our own.

What do you think the OOC purpose of a Head of Staff is, ingame?: The OOC purpose of a head of staff is to teach and structure. They are the founts of knowledge in a department, and have a responsibility to teach those who enter, as well as structure their experience. It’s like the heads of staff give everyone a room, and the tools to make it your own.

What do you think the OOC responsibilities of Whitelisted players are to other players, and how would you strive to uphold them?: I believe the OOC responsibilities of Whitelisted players is to better the whole community. Those with a whitelist status bring with them a heavy responsibility. They bring opportunities to the table, both positive and negative. They are the ones who open new doors for roleplaying by teaching and leading. But they are also forces that some may need to act against. As a Whitelist player, I will always strive to better the roleplay of those around me. For those around me, I will always be ready to help them to the best of my ability, no matter what. As a Whitelist holder, I will work to open new doors for all on the server.

Please pick one of your characters for this section, and provide well articulated responses to the following questions.

Character name: Kala Vanteil

Character age: 45

Please provide a short biography of this character (approx 2 paragraphs):

Kala Vanteil was born in the Tau Ceti system, on the planet Biesel, just outside of Mendell City. As a child, she loved watching the ships come and go, wishing she could one day be like her mother, one day among the stars and learning their secrets. Her mother was plasma researcher on the NSS Exodus, and her father worked as a programmer for Nanotrasen telecommunications on Tau Ceti. Kala was often resentful that she was forced to stay on Biesel with her father; who was often gone working long nights, while her mother was out in space. From the start she had always been on the bright side, and pushed herself to more like her mother, and eventually ended up as the top of her class. After she completed her schooling for her first Ph.D. in Xenoarchaeology and Anomalis Studies at the age of 29, she joined the NanoTrasen Corporation,and was stationed the NCT Searchlight an exploration and research vessel. Her time there came to an abrupt end during a routine expedition on a nearby asteroid showing high levels of plasma deposits. Some time after landing on the asteroid, Kala was called to assist in the investigation of a large, resin like structure found buried in the rock. Upon cutting into the structure, Kala was promptly attacked by an unknown biological organism, which forcibly removed her legs and right arm. She survived due to the intervention of the mining crew, and the creature was killed after heavy losses among the miners. Kala was taken back to the NCT Searchlight, which promptly began the journey back to Tau Ceti after reporting to central on the incident. Kala was subjected to intensive questioning on the incident, presenting all the information she was able to collect, but was never told what exactly had occurred and was instructed to not discuss the incident ever again.

After being outfitted with prosthetics,she spent the following years earning her second Ph.D. on the Application of Information Technology to Deconstructive Analytics. Kala was also able to work with information technology, testing and attempting to improve the overall capabilities, attempting to improve the overall capabilities of the deconstructive analyzer. During this time, she was placed in short shifts working on various stations, primarily where Anomalies or potential Archaeological sites were found. Kala was then issued to the NSS Aurora five years ago, and still works there to this day.

What do you like about this character?: What I love about Kala is, well, everything about her. To start, she was my first character when I came to this server. Most things I learned were through her. Kala has an extreme curiosity, which will never truly be sated. She loves learning and discovering new things, just as I do. Another thing I love about Kala is that she has made an impact to others around her, albet a small one. There are those on the server who recognize her by name, and I just love that! She has also been in the science department since the start (as mentioned earlier), and has intimate knowledge of all sections of science. She is also fiercely protective of her co-works, and normally will put others before herself. She will even go out of her way to assist them if they are in danger, even if it is life threatening.

I also like Kala’s backstory. Because of the attack she suffered, and the exploration of the frontier, many opportunities are just waiting to occur. This application helped me refine her backstory into what it is now, which pleases me greatly. Also, the challenges of being an RD excite me greatly. Kala will now have to watch what she does and how she does it more than ever, creating an internal conflict on what she does. That will help improve her character immensely!

What do you dislike about this character?:

I dislike that Kala is supportive of Nanotrasen. Often, she abstains from certain actions or events due to her loyalty to the corporation. Her goal is to become the Research Director some day, and so she must trust NT and the system to get there. This causes situations that are very difficult, due to my personal opinions having to be ignored, and having to go with Kala’s. At times this can be difficult, but I try to stay with what Kala would do, not what I would do. Even if at times NT does not so great things, Kala still supports them, trying to understand why they did it, and helping those who were affected and make it easier for them.

Another part that I dislike at times is when Kala dies helping others. It happens instinctively for her, and she dives in without question to help save her fellow scientists, and has died in the process many times. This means it’s round over for me (normally). While I like that she can save others, the loss of her own life and mortality rates I dislike.

What do you think makes this character fit to be a head of staff?:

Kala is fit to be a head of staff because of her backstory, and her personality. Kala has worked for Nanotrasen for many years, proving her loyalty throughout the years. She also has a wide range of knowledge, gained throughout her time at the various stations. Having worked for Nanotrasen for 16 years and possessing multiple Ph.D.’s, she meets all the requirements needed for an RD. She is also ready to help and teach those around here, guiding them to success.


Please provide well articulated answers to the following questions.

How would you rate your own roleplaying?:A solid 7.5-8 birbs out of 10. I think I do well, but no one is perfect. I’m learning and improving every day, sense every day is a new experience!

Extra notes: I have been the interim RD once now :3

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I do have some problems with how she plays anomalist, such as destroying the xenoarcheology artifacts in order to see if their is a anomaly more quickly, but most of the RP I've had with their characters has been positive so... I will give this a +1.


See, I normally do this because there are no other xenoarch's. But, a few days ago I realized that this really hurts them if they join late, so for the last few rounds, I've been focusing on doing both jobs at once. It gets a bit tricky with item storage and slows me down, but it helps the others.

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