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Ewer - Vox

Discussion in 'Accepted' started by Ewer, Dec 3, 2019.

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  1. Ewer

    Ewer Bartender

    About You

    What is your Byond key?


    How long have you been playing on Baystation 12?

    1-2 years, maybe. On and off.

    What are the names of your better-known characters?

    Fields of Ancient Design, Maxwell Clarke

    About The Species

    What alien species are you applying for?


    Why do you want to play as the alien species?

    Vox are pretty neat. It’ll be fun to try out an off-ship role that focuses on exploration and scavenging.

    What are some example names for the alien species?

    Satakikiya, Tyakrikee, Aykatetekyraye. These are how they’re pronounced, and how non-Vox would understand them. Vox titles are used to distinguish position.

    So, if one were to translate it, it would be something like:

    Servile of the 45th sectional Shroud, of Arkship Pinpoint

    32nd Metal Maker of Arkship Paragon

    Herald to the Meat, serving Seeking Shuttle of Arkship Festering Plasma

    Summarize what you know about the species.

    Vox are bird-like, mysterious space-folk. Not many can claim that they’ve seen a Vox. These Vox mainly keep to themselves, due to the hostile nature that many other species have towards them, and their own policies of self-preservation above all.

    Vox primarily are rooted from their Arkships. Large, ancient ships, which even the Vox that crew them barely understand. Here, the Vox are ‘born’, and are either sent out to smaller frigates, or utilized to maintain the Arkships themselves. Each of these Arkships is commanded by an Apex, ambiguously motivated AI systems that all Vox revere as messengers of the gods. These Apex directly control the Arkships through their systems, but barely communicate with the Vox crew. Although, rarely, they will intervene to command the Vox, or punish them.

    Vox are not born naturally. While others assume that these bird-like reptile lookin’ aliens lay eggs, they’re actually cloned. Every Vox body hosts a cortical stack, an artificial brain which holds their memories and conscious functions. When a Vox dies, their cortical stack is removed, and a new body will be cloned for that stack. Cortical stacks are incredibly valuable to the Vox, (Along with the rest of their ancient tech) and any means are taken to recover these stacks safely. The personality of a Vox is defined by their cortical stack. If it is manipulated as punishment, or left without a body for too long, the same Vox’s identity can change. Physically, their cloned bodies are adapted towards space-travel. Their scales allow them to pressurize their body, when needed, and do not require to breath, in the same sense that humans do. They can eat nearly anything, their digestive system pulling essentially any useful byproducts into their system, while spitting out the refuse. Their bodies also host a sprawl of markings across their necks and face. The markings are similar to the name, although describing their origin and formative events, rather than their current position.

    The Vox’s true intentions are not known by any other than the Vox themselves. Many view them as thieves, lowly scavengers, and so on. But they serve a higher purpose. To serve the Apex, in a nearly religious fashion. Everything they do is indirectly controlled by these Apex. Quills, the chosen of the Apex, are the practical leaders of Vox society, organizing things from the top, while the rest of the Vox battle each other for personal superiority. Under the word of these Apex, and the orders of their Quill, Vox bring back their loot to their Arkships, to repair their crumbling vessels, or otherwise fuel their veiled machinations. A Vox’s life is a fight for survival, tirelessly working to maintain their Arkships, the last remnants of their home and culture.

    Vox are organized by displays of physical dominance. Aside from the Quills, Vox will duel each other for the right to lead, allowing those who are stronger than others to hold higher positions. Armalis, a larger sub-type of the typical Primalis Vox, will likely utilize their larger bodies to earn their positions.

    Vox have an arrogant, dismissive opinion of all other species. They view themselves as the only sentient species in the galaxy, and view most engagements with other primitive species a waste of time. Vox, rarely, willingly engage other species, either in hopes for trade, or otherwise shady reasons.
  2. Eonoc

    Eonoc Vox Species Maintainer Deputy Serpentid Maintainer

    Solid stuff, I know you're a solid player. Approved.
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