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[Approved] Saudus's Head of Staff (IAA) Application

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BYOND key: saudus

Character names: Collin Tedrow, Leland Field, Adam Harrow, Silas Reede (new and the subject of this whitelist)

How long have you been playing on Aurora?: Ca one month.

Why do you wish to be on the whitelist?: I want to apply for the position of Internal Affairs Agent. They are waaay too rarely on staff, fill a role which no other job does and it seems like a role I would really enjoy playing. I know the paperwork and regulations part of the job well. I haven't been playing Security here on Aurora but I've familiarized myself with how they work over hours and hours of playtime and wiki reading.

Why did you come to Aurora?: Left TG because it lacked seriousness, immersion and the rounds were too fast. Tried Baystation, didn't fit me. Tried Aurora, got a tour of the brig by a Vienim Sokolov and got devoured in the armory after a lengthy (and to me, as a new player, very helpful) RP session. Fell in love with the Aurora then and there.

Have you read the Aurora wiki on the head roles and qualifications you plan on playing?: Yes, I have basically read everything on the wiki and a bunch of the articles on the galactic news database. I re-read things again every now and then for fun.

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: To me roleplaying is, and should be, about taking a new perspective on something you are immersed in. It doesn't need to be a radically different perspective to work. In fact, I prefer to take a particular trait or opinion of my own and create a character based on that. Apart from a nice break from being myself, this helps me understand other perspectives, from opinions this new character has that I don't, better and possibly even change or expand as a person as a result from it.

What do you think the OOC purpose of a Head of Staff is, ingame?: To provide additional structure and direction to the flow of the game. Some people need it more than others, but it always helps with the round. When you are in the trenches of a job, it's difficult to see the big picture and react accordingly. The command staff's added information gives them a better opportunity to shape the round in a helpful way (hence why it's locked behind whitelist, because they can also destroy a round as well in done too poorly).

What do you think the OOC responsibilities of Whitelisted players are to other players, and how would you strive to uphold them?: I think the primary OOC duties are to help new players with the game, help people follow the rules and de-escalate flame wars. The first one I already do as much as I can, since I'm just a month old player I still vividly remember my first rounds and the confusion. Being whitelisted gives you a bit more authority to inform people breaking the rules that they are in fact breaking the rules, although I rarely see clear rule violations to be honest. The flame wars etc I have stayed out of so far, but will take a more active role in putting them out if whitelisted. I'm far too calm and generally pleasant to partake in them myself anyway.

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

Character name: Silas Reede

Character age: 33

Please provide a short biography of this character (approx 2 paragraphs): Silas Reede was born on Biesel as the first child to Mark and Susan Reede and later became the big brother of Clara Reede. Both his parents worked for Nanotrasen with his dad being a lawyer and his mom working with public relations. Silas learned a great deal about Nanotrasen regulations and public relations during family dinners growing up and decided early to follow his parents and work for Nanotrasen. Their reasonable wealth and connections in Nanotrasen gave Silas the opportunity to study law at Mendel City University (there isn't a good choice of school from the wiki education page so just made up a university) where he got excellent grades. He also managed to scramble together most of a bachelor's degree in management by taking summer courses during his law studies and studied an additional year after his law degree to finalize it.

He then proceeded to work for Nanotrasen as a legal advisor in a public relations division. He worked his way up for a few years before he became instrumental in an IA investigation into one of his superiors. The superior in question was known to skirt regulations and when Silas unintentionally found proof of him selling company secrets to a competitor Silus immediately turned him in to IA. Silas was then offered a junior position within IA which he took without hesitation. Now, a few years later, he has been promoted and entrusted with his first assignment as an Internal Affairs Agent and is to be stationed on the NSS Aurora.

What do you like about this character?: I like the seriousness and professionalism I will get to embody with this character. I will also enjoy bringing people a rare kind of interaction that isn't seen that often on the station with the investigations, reviews and audits. This will also be my first Biesel native and fervently loyal Nanotrasen employee (others have all been Sol who have had minor bones to pick with NT or indifferent) which will offer me new kinds of interactions with people.

What do you dislike about this character?: I dislike that I've drawn too much from myself and have left out the silly and fun parts. Roleplaying this character will be a very serious ordeal and I won't always feel like it. It will also be difficult to build deep connections with other characters and roleplay significantly with anyone for that matter, due to his position and professional nature.

What do you think makes this character fit to be a head of staff?: This character was made for this role, literally. His professional, calm and firm personality along with his knowledge will make him an ideal candidate for an IAA position.


Please provide well articulated answers to the following questions.

How would you rate your own roleplaying?: General level 5/10, this character 8/10. I have problems roleplaying something that is too far away from me. That's why I take an aspect of myself and focus my new characters on that, rather than going completely out of my comfort zone. This character draws heavily on certain aspects of me (I'm a law student so I will pull a lot of my character from how I am when we do mock trials and cases) so I should be more of an 8/10 with him. I think people who have played with my characters have almost exclusively enjoyed their experience with them.

Extra notes: I knew I wanted to try this job first time I read the wiki guide for the job and waiting for a clear response on my Leland Field custom sprite application hasn't made me want this any less, lets just say.

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I've seen you as Adam quite a few times as my AI, Owl. Adam's a great character and he's believable and competent, probably pretty indiciative of you as a player as well. I reckon you could easily pull off what it takes to play an IAA. I've not seen your new character around admittedly, so idk if they're made just for this position, but again, I reckon you could play a great IAA. The answers here seem pretty solid as well, and you clearly know what kind of attitude it takes to play command/IAA. Good luck!

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I thought I already posted here, but I forgot to post.

Saudus is a good player. He has a nice attitude IC and OOC, and his characters are solid. Harrow is a believable scientists unlike many others and he does his job well. I've been seeing him more as my secskrell, and that reinforces my opinion that he's a good player and deserves the whitelist. +1, good luck my dude.

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