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[Accepted] Octanus' IPC Whitelist

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Character Names:

Ender Octanus

Helena Octanus



Species you are applying to play:


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

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


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 have played mostly as an AI or engineer on SS13 since I started playing years ago. I think that an IPC is a natural progression for me, providing for new RP opportunities in the 'computer' or synthetic mindset that I so enjoy.

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

IPCs are something of an oddity. They are synthetic lifeforms, much like androids and AI-slaved robots, yet they have greater freedom of will. Some IPCs might have developed something similar to a 'personality', though since this is not always the case, IPCs are very much machine-minded.

Character Name:


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

Outis has a rather rich past, though 'he' is almost entirely unaware of it due to several incidents of memory wipes. Originally constructed as a maintenance unit aboard a research vessel belonging to the Sol Alliance, Outis was responsible for keeping the ship functional. From time to time, Outis would also be required to assist with experiments and other research tasks that were too dangerous for the human crew to perform.

Outis never properly purchased its freedom. Instead, special circumstances led to its emancipation, if you will. Disaster. The research vessel was performing bio weaponry research, developing new technologies to help the struggling Sol Alliance regain its former might. But it wasn't to be, as the xeno biologists created something that should never have existed. A strange recombinant lifeform ended up killing the crew, but as Outis is not, strictly speaking, a living thing, the creature had no interest in them.

This is when a search and rescue vessel came upon the drifting research ship. Its crew boarded, not knowing what was waiting for them. By this point, Outis had gone into an emergency standby mode to try to conserve power, and was this unable to warn the hapless engineers that were coming aboard. The ship was infested, eggs laid in clutches near electrical fires to soak up heat. Passive sensors suddenly reactivated Outis, and he heard screams, and the roaring of some terrible monstrosities.

One engineer, Ender Octanus, found the IPC while trying to escape the 'things' that pursued him. Well equipped, Ender quickly welded the doors behind him, before turning his attention towards Outis. Outis, understanding the situation all too well, informed Ender of its lack of power, as well as the fact that the lifeforms aboard the vessel could never be permitted to leave the drifting ship. In agreement, Ender helps Outis recharge enough to assist in a daring plan: They were going to destroy this ship, and get the fuck off of it.

The two made their way to the ship's reactor. It was a fusion reactor. While it was generating power, the mutant creatures had eaten through most of the power conduits in the ship, using the resulting sparks and flames as a heat source for their new hatcheries. Ender had Outis set the reactor to cascade into a supercritical state, while Ender secured a passage to his S&R ship's umbilical. The two accomplished their goals and began to board the ship when the reactor began to explode. Outis was able to get aboard the docked ship easily enough, but the sudden EMP released from the supercritical reactor caused an airlock to close onto Ender's left hand. Outis handed Ender a welder. There was only one thing to be done.

When they got aboard the S&R vessel, Outis sacrificed its left hand in order to 'fix' Ender despite his protests. It wasn't long before NanoTrasen learned of the secret bio weapons program and it's demise. Ender and Outis were hired.

What do you like about this character?

Outis is very much an artificial lifeform, that was made with certain abilities in mind. Outis isn't like most IPCs you find aboard the NSS Exodus. 'He' isn't very sociable with non-synthetics, does not value 'his' own well-being very much, and seeks progress and results almost single-mindedly. He's fun to play as, because I love playing as AIs due to the unique 'computer-esque' mentality I get to play with. IPCs obviously have this same appeal for me.

How would you rate your role-playing ability?

To be honest, extremely good. I have been role playing for maybe ten years now, have been playing SS13 since the early 2010s (I think), and am experienced in role playing in any number of varieties.


This will be my first non-human species if I am whitelisted. I really enjoy this community, and hope I can get some good feedback!

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  • 3 weeks later...

An action packed biography. A child dies alone and cries out to a God that will not hear it and I feel absolutely nothing. I'm leaning towards just straight up accepting this because nothing seems out of ordinary and no one has anything bad to say about you.

Then again no one has anything good to say, so I'll let this sit until 6/20 until I approve it and hope someone says something good. Slay me.

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