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Guest Marlon Phoenix

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Guest Marlon Phoenix

BYOND Key: Jackboot

Character Names:Jacques D'Arc, Greg Ryan, Muhammad Hamil, Siraisairot Uaekis, Constantine Augustus, Houssam Jawdat, Buthaynah Jawdat, Fereydoun Nioathi, Karkartus Iezk'tyi, Catalyst of Agony, Jamaal Farah, Red Akenzua. red color = retired

Species you are applying to play: Skrell

What color do you plan on making your first alien character (Dionaea & IPCs exempt): as blue as a summer sky during a hurricane (above the clouds it's still blue that's a trick statement but really probably some mint-color blue)

Have you read our lore section's page on this species?: As of last week Frances and I wrote most of it, with my contribution being their entire history.

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 feel obligated to play them since I've spent so much effort fleshing them out for the playerbase. Like the Unathi, I want to play the species and explore it through my characters both for my own fun and to see how I can subvert their stereotypes and traits. I like to do this because it gives me good context in deciding how to let other players subvert the tropes of species. Examples are Houssam Jawdat the Tajaran speaks in first person, Sirasairot Uaekis the Unathi is non-confrontation and passive despite his extremely gritty warrior past. . . For the Skrell specifically, the work Frances' and I have put into them have really made them interesting, and I want to explore this race specifically.

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

The Skrell are extremely unique in our galaxy. Their lifespans are between 200 to even 400 years old. Skrell in modern times could have been alive during the original Glorsh-Omega Rebellion, experiencing first-hand the horrors of living under an omnipresent AI achieving singularity. Mechanically skrell have their own speech, accessible by :k. They don't have teeth, are omnivores, can breathe underwater, and speak very concisely where possible or preferred. Their faiths that I created for them are also strong cultural feelings about their place in the cosmos, and give them a reason to want to work and research on the Aurora and with humanity.

Character Name:

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

Qee'glak Sh'alosh was born an only squid on 2256 on Jargon IV in the city of Meshyik, during a time of great chaos for the Skrell, with all of their AI-dependent technology destroyed or rendered inert after the Glorsh-Omega Rebellion's dramatic end. He was one of the extremely rare Skrell to be born during this time due to the genophage which had still sterilized most of the Skrell species and permanently affecting the fertility of literally all Skrell that existed. The planet was suffering greatly at the time, and his childhood was one of hardships and poverty. He grew up hearing his mother tell stories about the old Jargon Federation, how the Skrell species had spread across space and lived in peace and happiness for 400 years - for the Skrell this was roughly only three generations! He was captivated by the stories, and of tales of starships that once traveled space. Like his mother, he soon adopted the Qeblak faith and decided that he would do his best to one day reach the stars where he belonged.

Qee'glak soon developed a passion for the history of his species and a deep wound in his soul for the suffering that Qerrbalak was experiencing. The state of turmoil in his city and on the whole planet prevented him from attaining proper schooling until he was 16 when the nearby school reopened a month after his city had regained electricity.

Because of his late start Qee'glak struggled, not mastering his calculus studies until he was 17. He originally focused on medical science, wanting to apply knowledge to help other people before he took on additional studies and expertise. He continued to advance in the slowly rebuilding educational system, and when he was 29 he graduated the University of Meshyik with his masters in medicine. When he was 36 he finally gained his PhD, becoming a fully fledged doctor.

Qee'glak spent most of his life from then on working as a doctor, traveling Jargon IV and trying to give his services to impoverished areas. The reach of the authorities spread across the planet at a slow pace, meaning he had plenty of time to practice his skills. And when the planet was finally reunified under a new tentative world order, and a space program slowly began once more sending out Skrell and probes into the cosmos, he took his expertise to space and began helping the needy Skrell in far flung systems.

In a bizarre coincidence Qee'glak's 132rd birthday is the same day that the second Jargon Federation was founded. The Skrell species had finally recovered and had little need for traveling doctors. Satisfied that he did all he could have, Qee'glak went back to school to advance his studies, gaining a additional medical doctorates and his dream Master of Skrell History.

When he was 157 the Skrell had contacted humanity, and he eagerly left Jargon space to start studying and living with this new, alien species, returning to Jargon space only briefly to attend the funeral of his late mother, Yiqus'glak.

Eventually Qee'glak ended up working on the NSS Aurora as a Chief Medical Officer and Research Director, applying his immense medical knowledge to further Nanotrasen's medical research or providing his services to tend to the sick and wounded.

However, being 202, Qee'glak is experiencing his mid-life crisis. He's spent much time in human space, and has seen the slow progression of this alien species. His curiosity and interest have slowly been replaced by an underlining sense of terror as more and more of humanity adopt synthetics into their daily lives. With his thoughts returning to his history studies, he's starting to wonder if it's really worth it to give his services to this species that seems bent on unleashing their own Glorsh upon the galaxy, or if there's something he can do to save the humans from themselves...

What do you like about this character?

Qee'glak is both intensely devoted to medicine and research while also feeling conflicting loyalties. He very dearly wants to work with humanity and learn from them, but this natural Skrellian passion for knowledge and cooperation is deeply conflicted with the deep rooted fear of synthetics. He wasn't alive during the Glorsh Rebellion, but he grew up surrounded by its ruins. And though he won't admit it to anyone, part of the reason he became a doctor is because of a small, deep hope that he might be able to find a way to reverse the damage of the genphage - Qee'glak is completely sterile. Most Skrell, with intense fertility treatments, can have 2 - 3 children in their lifetime, but Qee'glak is one of many male Skrell that is completely unable to ever sire children. He resents this.

How would you rate your role-playing ability?

My roleplaying has been compared to getting melted chocolate rubbed on your back in a massage by Danny Devito cosplaying Philoctetes while

reads erotic furry fanfiction to you.


Frances is the Skrell overseer but since she's on hiatus the responsibility automatically falls to me. So I have no idea who is supposed to approve or reject this whitelist.

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Guest Marlon Phoenix
I have no strong opinions, all of Kekboot's characters have always been really 'meh' to me. But, I do find it Kektacular Kekboot didn't filled out the app 100%, even if it was just one spot.


What didn't I answer???

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I asked Skull to review this because I don't want to review my own app, and I asked Frances' to apply for Skrell when she became their overseer too. It might be a small thing, but I still like going through the right channels. Thank you all for your feedback on my application. :)

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