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BYOND Key:Ordessa

Character Names:

Elysiqua-Va (Skrell Scientist) Arkhaes-Va (Skrell Doctor) Andrew Riker (Human Warden). ALICE (AI) and all the ATOMIC borgs (QUARK, ELECTRON...)

Species you are applying to play: Vaurca


What color do you plan on making your first alien character (Dionaea & IPCs exempt): Grey? If it's anything like Skrell you can't get them to be all colours, just some, and I imagine it's limited to greys.

Have you read our lore section's page on this species?: Yes. Though I must admit, it is a tad vague in places, so feel free to correct any mistakes I have made



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 the whole idea of a race with the large majority of their consciousnesses gone off to play some Space Habbo Hotel on Mama's back intrigues me deeply. (just to clarify, that was a joke. I understand how the Paradise system works with type CA Vaurca) I also like the submissive, mindless aspect of the bound's intelligence, for the same reason that I love playing Borg's.

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

For bound vaurca specifically, follow all your orders, (unless they are murderboney or other stupid things), and generally act as if you have no free will, save for the sort of reactionary stuff a cornered animal might have.What I mean by this is, unless you are ordered against it, flee from fire, explosions, people who can hurt you. I don't mean immediately chomping down on someones jugular soon as they fart in your general direction. There is also szpeech impekdiment, we... talklikke ...this!



Character Name: Ka'Viax'Ekko'K'lax

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

A bound drone, body type A, Ekko comes in at about 5 and a half foot. It's exoskeleton is a light grey, with the faintest of a purple specularity beneath it.

Like most bound drones who work at NT, Ekko was sent to represent its hive to the rest of the sentient and law abiding species. It's hive sent out a clutch of drones to represent themselves, and it just so happens that NT assigned Ekko to the NSS Exodus. It of course felt no emotion about this because it's sentience is contained in Paradise, it's body serving NT without pay or complaint. The body has been trained with basic mannerism's, Tau Basic, and how to operate a cargo computer. (I'm really trying to get a paragraph out of this one. It's a mindless drone. Unless you want a snowflakey drone that crash landed on the station and had to be lured out from a maintenance tunnel with mushrooms or some shit, this is all I can come up with)

What do you like about this character?

As said before, the mindlessness, and the fact that I really don't have to focus on small talk and such.

How would you rate your role-playing ability?

I'm not using some archaic number system this time, instead some words. In general, I would consider myself decent, but I can tend to get a little less in character when in high pressure situations.



Notes:

I understand this isn't the best application, but it's difficult to write a backstory for a mindless drone. If you have any suggestions or advice, I will be more than happy to take them into account.

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What color do you plan on making your first alien character (Dionaea & IPCs exempt): Grey? If it's anything like Skrell you can't get them to be all colours, just some, and I imagine it's limited to greys.

Don't have the Vaurca whitelist but Skrell can be any color since the changing to the updated baycode. Not sure if you were talking mechanic-wise or lore-wise. Just thought I would bring that up.


Ordessa has been around for a little while now. Many of their characters are fine from what I can tell. Haven't really seen any outstanding issues with them. I understand the amount of pain it is to get the one paragraph thing for bound Vaurca. Tried writing an application when they first came out but I couldn't get it to sound right so I scrapped it.


Application seems pretty much to the point and I wouldn't have in issue with them having the Vaurca whitelist.


+1

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Hey bud. I've RPed with you a little, and I haven't had anything annoying from you or the two characters of yours I've interacted with.


Now onto the actual app.


Writing a back story for a mindless being is to impossible which is probably why we don't see many Bound Vaurca on the station.


Take my Maintenance Drone Ted... Yeah.


If you want something constructive to add to it. Mention what it's primary focus USED to be. In the hive. Was it a mindless drone? Perhaps it was a mindless warrior.


I'll give you my +1 for attempting and succeeding at it even though it was likely frustrating.

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Thanks for the feedback! I'm glad you understand the struggles of writing a backstory for an intentionally dull and unsnowflakey character. Dreviore, since this characters name begins with Ka' that dictates they are type A, a worker drone. Similarly, Za' means type B, and thus a worker. Having half the characters back story dictated by the name, while great from a gameplay standpoint, cuts out a lot of back story. Perhaps I should!d have added it though, for the purposes of fleshing out the back story and for people who didn't just spend half an hour memorising Vaurca lore to get all the info.

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It's not that it's hard to do a mindless drone, it's because people WANT their characters to stand out from others. But bound vaurca give you the freedom to not care about other people, Instead they can focus solely on their work and prove themselves competent workers and earn the respect of their coworkers.

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Ordessa, whitelist applications are on hold, because Skull broke the whitelist-tool for adding people to whitelists, once he's fixed it, I'm sure you'll be accepted :)

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