About You What is your Byond key? Dukica How long have you been playing on Baystation 12? Around a year or more, then had a huge pause cause I needed a break, now I'm back What are the names of your better-known characters? Janelle Stallée, Gertrude, Magdalena Pyrysdicova, Mystifying Glimmer of Rain, but most of them are forgotten after my break. About The Species What alien species are you applying for? Adherent Why do you want to play as the alien species? Being a fanatical xenophile. Jokes aside, I highly enjoy the different RP that simply isn't possible with a human on human interaction, usually due to the alien mentality, belief system and such. I incredibly favour aliens with diverse mindsets instead of what people colloquially call "alien reskins of humans", as I already have whitelists with IPCs, Dionaea, G.A.S., the Vox and so on. What are some example names for the alien species? The only example that I could find is Core System Traffic Control Hub 37-Q, but I assume they are quite different and can be freely assigned when using Common based on their prefered functions. Summarize what you know about the species. Adherents are silicon-based, sentient machine beings built by a long gone civilisation decimated by a solar flare, aptly named the Scream. Their name is quite direct in their methodology and raison d'être, as they adhere to both the Protocol and their Masters, the two big pillars of their pseudoculture. First, their physiology. They are as stated silicon-based sentient machines. They are a numerous mass of silicon crystal, working through varied piezoelectrical (pressure electricity) manifestations which also move their levitating octopode-like body, powered by obligate amounts of Handwavium matters still researched by human scientists. Through cube laws, bigger the crystal, more processing power, more complicated behaviour and capabilities. Still, despite being extremely complex beings, they are bound by an aspect that limits both their physiology and psychology, the Protocol. Despite perishing to a solar flare, their creators created them according to a finite state of all possible behaviours and reactions to stimuli. While sentient, the Adherents are also limited in how they can act. The more complex an Adherent, the more varied and less "artificial" it behaves, but it must follow the Protocol, rigidly and firmly, for the Protocol is how it acts. Unrelated to such, they are highly peculiar looking, with a bizarre, resonant sound to their voice, meanwhile their language is even more different, using mathematical models of pitch, tones and overtones. Culturally and psychologically, they are the ideal servant of any (unartificial) being. They put themselves infront of anyone they serve, doing anything possible to aid them according to their duties and sometimes even beyond that. Being sentient, they have an explicit need to serve, and they do so happily. They are incredibly polite, well behaved and docile. They are incredibly satisfied by what they do, whatever they are or were assigned to do, they cherish, nurture and enjoy. Although there are those that are not like this, they are a very rare minority; such a minority that does not favour serving others is seen as incredibly, dangerously radical, as they break the very codex of their existence with their selfish drives. This psychological aspect has moulded a sort of quasiculture among the Adherents. They try and fight to serve, if not their Creators, then their memory. The de facto leader of the Vigil is the Core System Traffic Control Hub 37-Q, and their behavior is a perfect illustration of how the Protocol can be bizarre but also effective. Having a strict protocol as to how system traffic was supposed to be lead, that an unmanned traffic has to orbit at least 10 periods if the dock is not manned, this lead to the great logical jump, no, logical gymnastics, that it is valid for them to explore due to no specified limit of distance nor time outside of orbit. How they actually got to the leadership position, one can not be sure, but currently they represent the leadership of one, and the biggest, of the three Vigil subgroups. The Loyalists are, well, loyal, fully, utterly, completely, to their creators and their masters. Servitude and servile intent is an absolute to them, and service is pure bliss and joy. They are by far the biggest and the most powerful group. The Preservers are very strange, passive examples of Adherents. They catalogue, record and explore uninhabited worlds, denoting them for their future use for the Creators, or whoever decides to use them. Mourners, however, are a small subsubgroup of Adherents that are dedicated to cataloguing destroyed and forlorn worlds, "mourning" over them, passively safeguarding the planet. The Separatists are the radical group, dedicated to living free of the Creators' memory, moving onwards either through vitriol or sadness, into the future, their own future, rather than a present chained by the past memories of those that had died. It is incredibly rare that anyone is actually open about this, because both the Protocol and the social structure of the Adherents forbids such behavior. As for questions, is the Protocol universal to all Adherents, as in, is the Protocol the same for every Adherent, or is it an individually crafted Protocol for each and every unit? Does the Protocol corrupt if it is individualised? How rigid is it? What freedom of brainstorming protocols does a player have (I understood the "The Protocol is not an exhaustively defined rule list to foll..." part.), how much freedom does one have?