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BYOND Key: Conspire2Ignite

Character Names: Kay Lee, Scarlet Kent

How long have you been playing on Aurora: I’d like to say a month and a half.

Species you are applying to play: Dionaea

Have you read our lore section's page on this species?: Yes. I’ve posted questions I have on the Lore Questions section of the forum. Would "no" even be an acceptable answer?



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’m looking for more challenge and at the same time, more flexibility. I had been thinking of creating a whitelist application for a while now, but it was only after I played a nymph (on a whim, mind you) and read the lore that I thought, “this is what I’ve been looking for.” Dionaea are truly unlike any other alien species in that their goal is to change. Other species get rather set-in-their-ways during adulthood, but for Dionaea, the experience of life itself is to diversify and learn anew.

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

The resilience against damages is easily weighed by the need for a light source. No going into maintenance tunnels without a few dozen flashlights, a bit of panicking during random power outages, and generally being upset when the janitor won’t replace the light bulbs. There is also the matter of that unending curiosity coupled with being slow on the uptake. Questions will be posed, but there won’t ever really be a “Eureka” moment, just a slow adaptation to the new knowledge.

Why does this species in particular hold your interest?

I think that something that is challenging is fun. Losing is !FUN! I’m getting the challenge by playing the alien race. I like the Dionaea the most out of the alien races for their ability to also challenge other players. It is easy to have a character be racist and call an Unathi a lizard, but what does one say to a tree that inquires as to why the Unathi are supposedly so terrible? It takes a bit more thought and depth to make your character believable and I hope others will take on the challenge as I do.



Character Name: Sightless Eyes Staring into the Eternal Void

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

Once upon a time, there was a Diona nymph with great plans. It wanted to travel so far into that Eternal Void of space, it would never have time for anything other than understanding. It brought this strong desire to know the unknown into the gestalt.

Once upon a time, a Diona nymph had its joy stripped away. It was young and still collecting when the Botanist died of medical complications. All the Diona can remember are those Sightless Eyes. Still young, it brought this memory of death into the gestalt.

Once upon a time, there was a Diona nymph of high character. It learned only what other beings could and could not do. It vowed to learn more, to help them in any way it could. It brought this caring attitude into the gestalt.

Once upon a time, there was a Diona nymph with normal plans. Grow. Learn things. Join others. Nothing special. This oldest Diona would bring together many others into the gestalt.

Once upon a time, there was Sightless Eyes Staring into the Eternal Void. It was the beginning of life anew. Still small, still unlearned, still unsatisfied in purpose. Goal? To prevent the death of others. How? Kill it with kindness. Medicine probably helps.

So Sightless Eyes Staring into the Eternal Void decided upon schooling. It was how other beings got their knowledge, how they learned things. The Diona spent the next twenty-five years working and learning medicine at various universities. After all, what was there to learn from staying in one place and learning just one way of doing things? After those twenty-five years were over and Sightless Eyes Staring into the Eternal Void had an M.D., they decided to travel. After two separate planet-side residencies for another eight years, it was time for a change. Sightless Eyes Staring into the Eternal Void applied with NanoTrasen and was hired aboard the NSS Aurora.

What do you like about this character?

Sightless Eyes Staring into the Eternal Void has grown throughout this whitelisting process and I love it when that happens. I no longer make the decisions with this character; the character has entirely taken over its own development. I admit I don’t even know how this will go ICly because whatever I had in mind may very well be thrown out the window the second Void starts to speak. (Void? Where did that come from?) This may be a big no-no for some people, but improvising is half of the roleplay fun! The other half being, of course, vigorous planning and lore-checking. And paperwork. Houssam amounts of paperwork.

How would you rate your role-playing ability?

I’ve had the pleasure of playing with and learning from some masterful roleplayers through the years. I feel like I could do better, but I’m still fairly consistent in whatever role manifests itself. 8/10




The name took me a while. Honorable mentions:

Wet Footsteps of Blood on Softly Trod Carpet

Broken Light in the Heart of Darkness

And my person favorite… Screeching Nymph in a Microwave

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I've played with them couple of times. Scarlet, while working as a psychologist, even though well roleplayed, kind of did something very wierd that prompted me to call the IAA. The issue was resolved as a joke, so IC wasn't broken. Considering how well they roleplayed it would show that they could pull of a diona, just as long that similar issues don't happen again.


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