About You What is your Byond key? Duncdar How long have you been playing on Baystation 12? 1-2 months What are the names of your better-known characters? Olivia Hart About The Species What alien species are you applying for? Skrell Why do you want to play as the alien species? They have a society and culture that's interesting to play and interact with in a multi-species environment, and it’s something that I want to be able to contribute to after having my own positive experiences with Skrell characters. I want to be able to have an effect on others' roleplay in this way, and to have the opportunity to approach situations from a different perspective than a human on the Torch would. What are some example names for the alien species? Yriilvueoxi Xriolhi - Yrill'xi Xriol Vixiiqizinoiuv Qree'olixae - Vixiuv Qree'ol Vuloeus Auloxaal Summarize what you know about the species. Skrell civilization, like most other caste-systems, is largely organized in a corporatist manner, with individual Skrell belonging to a corporate (social) group that guides their participation in society. The level of social cohesion depends on the caste, as Raskinta-Katish would work as a genuine corporate, collectivist group, while Talum-Katish, although the most individualistic caste, still presses class-specific mores and values into its members. An individual Talum-Katish might not put the whole above the individual in the same manner a Raskinta-Katish or Kanin-Katish may, but as a group they still produce members of Skrell society that serve a specific function in the creation of cultural goods that benefits their civilization. Their nature (or ability, maybe) to be free-thinkers facilitates this goal. Appropriately, one can call Skrell civilization "organic," in the sense that each caste makes up a part of the social body (the corpus) which only functions efficiently if each corporate group fulfills their social obligation and cooperates with other groups to keep the corpus working harmoniously. This sense of “caste cooperation” isn’t perfect, however, but conflict within the caste-system is generally not physically confrontational, instead focusing more on debates and intrigue. Education forms the foundation of not only impressing appropriate caste behavior and skills, but is also the bedrock of Skrellian politics. Legislative power develops from the Academy system, with teachers/professors being appointed as legislators to the local Xaq Moglar based on their standing in the academy. Individual city-states are ruled by a Qerr-Katish monarch who handles the executive responsibilities of their municipality, receiving advice from their chosen council, the Qerr-Koal, comprised of at least one member of each caste that ought to be an expert within their respective area. Ultimately, Skrellian politics (and civilization as a whole) is organized in a way that strives to be efficient and place qualified individuals at the head of society by taking a tempered and methodological approach to their own development and their interactions with other species. Despite me making them seem like Vulcans, Skrellian emotions as a species aren’t describable as calculating and aloof. And although they can be perceived as such by others due to their difficulty in effectively communicating emotion through facial expressions and non-Skrellian languages, Skrell are able to deftly use their own language to indicate deeper emotions than humans might with their use of tones and pitches. Neither is Skrellian culture lacking in development, with a wide-array of singing, art, and sports that are enjoyed, at least in some form, across all castes. How each caste practices their culture (and perceives Skrellian culture as a whole) differs, as for example a Raskinta-Katish in the SDTF might appreciate a song celebrating the beauty of their city-state, sung by a professional Talum-Katish singer, as a symbol of solidarity and community, a Qerr-Katish might interpret the song as being indicative of their successful local leadership and prosperity, and the singer themselves might not have any specific purpose for the song at all—it’s just them sharing emotions they think others ought to feel. -- I hope this is enough! I feel that summarizing anything more (like biology/family) would be wiki regurgitation, and I've spent enough time talking about vague Skrellian polsci!