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Bxil - Kharmaani Gyne

Discussion in 'Accepted' started by Bxil, Jul 8, 2019.

  1. Bxil

    Bxil Bartender

    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.
     
  2. Loaf

    Loaf THE SIGNAL THE SIGNAL THE SIGNAL Ascent Species Maintainer Deputy Vox Maintainer

    Will get to this over the weekend most likely.
     
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  3. Loaf

    Loaf THE SIGNAL THE SIGNAL THE SIGNAL Ascent Species Maintainer Deputy Vox Maintainer

    Post is a bit simplistic but concise is good.
    Do you have a gyne character in mind? How do you see an average Torch interaction going?
     
  4. Bxil

    Bxil Bartender

    12 Sinking Isle is a Gyne of the most glorious hive ever seen by the Ascent, that's not completely below sea level by now. She used to be an engineer, until due to her transformation felt a sudden urge to murder the previous 12 Sinking Isle, who was overshadowing her and a general nuisance anyways. However soon after the local serpentids convinced her that it was time to leave the far too wet area behind. As such she took her monarch serpentids and alates to voyage for a new location for an ever more glorious hive - preferably somewhere far from an ocean.

    Upon encounter with the Torch, or really any other sentient species, she would let her MSQ handle any sort of communication with little regard to actually what's going on as long as it does not endanger her most stable position. Endangering includes but is not limited to: physical attack, the first sign of indecency, or refusing to pay the mandatory "passing-through-my-system-tax" (who actually owns the system is of little concern - if she set her eyes on something its hers). The method by which the "tax" is gathered is left to the MSQ as long as it is not obviously incapable of collecting it. If there was no MSQ available, the Gyne would take matters into her own hands: she would inform the "trespassing" vessel that they should pay tribute, protection fee, and for the energy wasted on the communication. Then she would march with her alates to collect the price, but would only address the primitives when she has something to complain about.
    At the first sign of something suspicious she would turn aggressive, but if things were to go wrong, she would flee real fast. Alates were to stay and collect the tax until their last breath of course, she could just make new ones later if she wanted to.
     
  5. Loaf

    Loaf THE SIGNAL THE SIGNAL THE SIGNAL Ascent Species Maintainer Deputy Vox Maintainer

    That sounds entertaining, though I would warn against being too antagonistic in demanding tribute etc. The Ascent also doesn't really do currency per se so any taxes would be material or social.

    Otherwise this looks fine, approved.