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[Accepted] Calion's Skrell App

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BYOND Key: Calion12

Character Names: Fideal Al'majoree, Vieniamin Sokolov, Naziha Ta'Quadir

Species you are applying to play: Skrell

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

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

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 think the idea of playing a technologically advanced race is fun. Plus speech patterns are always fun. I'd quite like to work the longevity of their race into my character's points of view, taking in not only the short-term concequences but also the long-term. Even if that's not a typical trait of the Skrell I think it'd make for more interesting interaction with the short-lived races.

Identify what makes role-playing this species different than role-playing a Human: Aside from speech patterns and looks, the potential for robotic distrust and the effects of sterilisation and the implications of such a thing would make Skrell interaction with other races (especially ones that might not completely understand these implications) an interesting thing to witness. Perhaps a character could have lost a child before, making it a sore point on an otherwise calm, logical character, causing them to clam up somewhat in contrast to their natural need for socialisation. Playing a prideful race would be an interesting departure to the all-to-common gung-ho approach many human characters take on.


Character Name: Seenquix Vas'tuul-Din

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

Being hatched on Jargon in 2420 to a caring mother and father, Seenquix was raised as a fairly average skrell. Her mother balanced raising her new child with her day-job of being a minor yet prominent newscaster while her father worked back-breaking manual labour. Her mother stressed the values of education, taking it upon herself to teach the young skrell many things that would help her gain an edge over the rest of her classmates. Due to her mothers extra-curricular teachings, Seenquix quickly became one of if not the smartest of her education group. Despite being very academically adept, she wasn't as good as the other students in the department of art, preferring to view other people's pieces or listen to other people's music instead. Possibly her two favourite things to learn about were history (both of her own people and that of other species, which she found fascinating) and the noble sciences. Upon comparing the history of her people and humans, she could could not see how the humans can feel safe with an AI invading every facet of their lives. There were too many parallels for it to be a coincidence from Regluk and Sqlik Hgrushi to the formation of their Federation seeming rather similar to the progression of early-human democracy. However, it was not her place to question. She went through schooling, landing a place in Gliutip’lyaz University to her parent's glee. There, she gained extensive knowledge of the intricacies of experimental technologies and biology.

Upon graduation, she went to work with other scientists on her level. She ended up on a cold fringe world, working with many other species. Over time she got to know the most prominent researchers, most of which being humans. She grew to consider many of them Quualt'Yiilet. Many a friendly debate raged, mainly over Seenquix's interest in human stance on synthetic intelligence. Eventually she conceded that many of the problems her species faced spanned from their style of "teaching" these AIs rather than slaving them to laws. Many of her coworkers recognised the danger that a Glorsh-omega event could potentially present, Even if the species wasn't wiped out by the AI itself, the genophage would present a long-lasting issue. After all her time working among humans, she grew curious as to what went into creating a perfect AI, cross-referencing what the humans did compared to skrell and noting any differences that would potentially lead to an uprising. In order to gain a better insight, she bid farewell to her previous colleagues, deciding to seek out more permanent work with humans, she still wanted to find out everything she could about them. She sent out many requests to many human organisations and Nano-Transen was the first to respond.

What do you like about this character?

She's not a mary sue-like infallible character, she has flaws and weaknesses. In-game, she will still have an aversion to AI and borgs in general but her intrigue will drive her to put aside some of this distrust for the sake of curiosity.

How would you rate your role-playing ability? I'd say I'm rather good. Having demonstrated that I am capable of replicating efficient speech patterns and believable characters both alien and human in the past. 7/10

Notes: sorry about the ham-fistedness of including lore. I'm bad at sliding it in naturally, hope you can work past that.

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Sokolov is a fantastic character who's always a joy to roleplay with. Calion plays them well and is one of the better Tajaran players on the server in my opinion. Not cramming lore down everyone's throat upon being inquired of their past is a good plus. As far as Fideal, I'm not sure. I've rarely seen Fideal but when I have, they were an antag. Not really a good way to judge but Calion definitely kept good role play going with Fideal while it lasted.

It's a definite +1 from me.

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About time you made this app, Calion.

Anyways. You're a pretty cool dude, both OOC and IC. I've spoken to most of your characters. Vieniamin is a particularly nice character, from the interactions I've had with him it's pretty obvious you have a good grasp on how to roleplay a different species, and your roleplay is overall nice.

Onto the actual backstory. I've read it over quite a few times, and I don't see any particularly outstanding issues. I think it'll be an interesting character, though I'll reserve judgement for when I see you play her. +1.

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