About You What is your Byond key? Bxil How long have you been playing on Baystation 12? More than a year. What are the names of your better-known characters? Dean Dver, Catalogue Unit XV-R 4422 About The Species What alien species are you applying for? Kharmaani Gyne Why do you want to play as the alien species? A union of wildly alien species with their main common point being arrogance. What are some example names for the alien species? 53 Arc Mesa (Gyne) 12040 Arc Mesa (Alate under the aforementioned gyne) Small number indicates gyne, high number indicates alate (sorted by authority). Drones not used by control minds assigned to gynes will have familiar names, such as ARC-MESA-42. Summarize what you know about the species. The Ascent is the name of the isolationist interstellar union made by the Kharmaani, the Monarch Serpentids, and the Control Minds. These factions are viewed equal today. Other factions outside of the Ascent are not so much - they are considered "primitives" and the Ascent turns towards them with arrogance and downlooking, but they rather not bother with them at all. Kharmaani alates are the male members of the founding faction. They mostly perform complex jobs. Kharmaani gynes are the females - used to be alates, but went through a spontaneous transformation. They lead hives, where their alates - their children - follow their every wishes. The oldest living gyne, and arguably the highest authority of the Ascent is 1 Core. Monarch Serpentids are cousins of the Giant Armored Serpentids. They were saved the Kharmaani from their home planet long ago, and originally were kept as pets. Eventually they rose to be the diplomats of the Ascent. MS Workers perform dumb labor, usually following a queen. MS Queens reside along gyne hives surrounded by their workers. Their primary job is to facilitate diplomacy between hives, primarily between the gynes, due to their unfortunate biological obligation to murder one another on sight. Control Minds are the artificial intelligences of the Ascent, running logistics and other attention heavy tasks while the gynes are busy plotting against each other. The only non-member species the Ascent performs diplomacy with is the Skrell. Their history is ridden with blood, but nowadays there is a very strong peace. The Skrell intends to keep the status quo at all costs, and thus vigilantly shelter the Ascent from every outside force, including humanity. Kharmaani communicate with each other using bioluminesence, while the Monarch Serpentids maintain the same language the Giant Armored Serpentids use. Intercommunication is done through Voc, a conlang developed by the Control Minds.