About You What is your Byond key? Aidenzack1 What is your Discord username? gpinrgrmoma#9026 How long have you been playing on Baystation 12? not quite that long, about maybe two weeks of on and off play. What are the names of your better-known characters? Osborn Woodworth - prospector Maliphus Mann - medical roles Leander Hender - Explorer roles About The Species What alien species are you applying for? Adherent Why do you want to play as the alien species? I enjoy species that aren't human usually, as it allows me to roleplay as a non-human, which opens up a whole world of interations and learning about human culture. The reason I want to apply for adherent specifically is due the the chill nature of it, and how they are unique from the rest of the crew. And I find the whole open-ruled 'protocol' gimmick to be genuinely cool. What are some example names for the alien species? Sanitation expert AB-42 Engine Maintainer DE-B 60 Shuttle Pilot 39-X Summarize what you know about the species. The Adherent are a silicon based lifeform created by a now long dead species tasked with logistical and administrative tasks, among other things, who follow a loosely written 'protocol' that is left up to interpretation for each individual Adherent. They are still fully intelligent, just following a protocol. Adherent society as a whole is named the 'vigil' and all playable adherent are simple servitors. The Vigil's creators were all wiped out to a incredibly deadly solar flare dubbed "the scream" by vigil society, with defense measures on their home planet Canon still running, with no vessel able to survive the anti-air batteries and shielding systems protecting the cities on said planet. The Adherent are a mass of fist sized silicon crystals surrounded by a sort of silicon-crystal shell, who are found almost always levating using a complex and not understood piezoelectrical system. Adherent are a rather large 'head', with five to eight drooping tentacles that come from the head, with two smaller tentacles used in a similar matter to human hands. Adherent speech is both resonant and vibrant, with an odd sounding native language. The Vigil are composed of three main factions, with their members having different protocols and behaviors from one another. Loyalists The Loyalists are completely devoted to the memory of their long extinct creators, devoting themselves to the protocol, duties and their roles. Loyalists believe service is both life and that purpose is happiness. And believe not strictly following the protocol is disrepecting the memory of their creators. The loyalists, while not the most populated faction, are the most powerful, led by the defacto 'leader' of the vigil as a whole, Traffic Control Hub 37-Q. Preservers The Preservers are the most numerous group of Adherent, with practices not to disturb the planets they explore, instead chosing to index data about the planetary body for review at a later time. As the most passive faction, they are also the most likely to be found on spacecrafts of other species, such as Humanities. There is a sub-group of preservers, who dedicate themselves to the the the tradgedy of whatever planet they are orbiting, along with requesting visitors to not disturb it. Seperatists the Seperatists believe that the Vigil abandon Canon, and establish a new order of Adherent society, believing they should prioritize their needs as survivors of the scream over hope of finding a new creator. As the protocol forbids excessive social strife or violence, they do this within protocol. And do not decry their creators, and if they do they risk recycling. The Adherent are both devoted to their roles as servants and more specific assigned roles. They are generally kind and polite to those they meet, but are completely devoted to the protocol. The protocol does not cover every edge-case, and in a situation that is not covered by the protocol Adherent are free to interpret the protocol to fit the situation, within reason of course, however, Adherent tend to lock up whilst making an interpretation, resulting in a loss of function until it is made. As stated before, Adherent are both sentient and possess self preservation, despite the outlook of them being rather simple. Adherent are rather confused when it comes to this, not entirely sure if their life is worth sacrificing for a human, skrell, or other sentient, but non-creator lifeform.