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Gentlefood - Skrell

Discussion in 'On Trial' started by Gentlefood, Apr 29, 2020.

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  1. Gentlefood

    Gentlefood Adherent Species Maintainer

    About You

    What is your Byond key?

    What is your Discord username?

    How long have you been playing on Baystation 12?
    A while

    What are the names of your better-known characters?
    Joe (GAS), Mr. FixIt, Embrace of the Grill

    About The Species

    What alien species are you applying for?

    Why do you want to play as the alien species?
    Skrell, besides being the only whitelist I currently don't have, are an interesting advanced race with unique relationships with the other races in the setting. And I've been meaning to apply for a while, just held off since the sheer amount of lore to go through was a bit intimidating.

    What are some example names for the alien species?
    Uwoozii Vri'Vrix, Axrika Qood'Via, David Southerland and other names may be adopted due to the difficult nature of skrellian names being properly translated to, or pronounced in, other languages.

    Summarize what you know about the species.
    A group of inquisitive, technologically advanced, and yet somewhat cautious bipedal amphibians. They can come from many walks of life, are highly regimented in a caste system that influences, but ultimately does not restrict(with some exceptions), their career choices. The caste that a Skrell hails from is as important as the city state it originated from. While the city state may influence the general culture and some mindset, the caste is the foundation of the Skrellian ideals. Qerr-Katish, for example, would be of the more sociable skrells but also rather conservative generally. While Talum-Katish may be just as sociable or even more so, they are often regarded as the free-thinkers in society and are highly individualistic.

    Skrell seemingly have a subconscious wish to control the environment around them and this extends to their relationships with other species. Dionae are considered the closest and oldest friends of the Skrell partially due to their docile, non-threatening nature. Where-as humans are seen as quite contentious, due to their alien mindset that may end up influencing Skrellian society in a negative fashion.

    I'm happy to provide more information upon request, I just know that a wiki regurgitation is not what you're after.
  2. Eckles

    Eckles Senior Administrator Game Administrator Skrell Species Maintainer

    A little too barebones.

    1.How do you feel a skrell from one given caste of your choice sees their place in life? In society? Compared to other skrell? Answer this from the perspective of an individual, not a glorified stereotype of their castes ideals.

    2. What do you feel is the biggest threat to the Skrell based on the things you've read.

    3. How do you feel Skrell on the border worlds with humanity are beginning to differ from more traditional Skrell elsewhere?

    4. How do you feel an individual Skrell of any background of your choosing would regard humanity initially? How do you think they view humans?
  3. Gentlefood

    Gentlefood Adherent Species Maintainer

    Vrizzii Vilri'Vrex is of the Malish-Katish as a mid level researcher in medicinal technologies. They are content with their caste but often worry over the nuances that another caste might not. Before deciding upon anything they would count off the different most plausible outcomes based on probability and then determine if the risk is worth the potential reward. Vrizzii, while not a sociologist by trade, often thinks through the clockwork that makes up Skrellian society and enjoys the carefully planned structure to ensure its continued smooth operation. Although, Vrizzii thinks that while the Kanin-Katish might enjoy their simplistic lives and respects, and slightly envies, their communal and tight knit nature, that the same stubborn idealism is also the rough suppressive echo chamber that locks them out of truly exploring their options antithetical to how Vrizzii enjoys viewing the universe. They find the Qerr-Katish to typically be a supportive, if overly social, group of important busy bodies who often value results over true understanding and are quite content to not have to try and deal with the constant social demands that such a caste requires. Vrizzii often enjoys a conversation with a sympathetic Talum-Katish and finds their explorations in the art form to be a refreshing diversion from their work and if pressed to answer a nonsensical theoretical such as "What caste besides your own if you could choose, would you choose" then they would likely choose Talum-Katish simply due to their similarity in the exploration of the art form rather than the physical. Vrizzii finds the Raskinta-Katish to be imposing, brutish, stubborn, and slightly frightening. The Raskinta-Katish's complete dedication to the community is admirable as is their dedication to preserving society from external threats, but Vrizzi finds the suppression of self to such a degree to be off putting as well as the difficulty in spotting them makes them more anxious when forced into a sudden conversation.

    The current largest thread to the Skrell, based on my understanding, would have to be the stagnation that the decentralized society is facing. It is entirely plausible that their more centralized neighbors may one day out pace and out expand them both technologically and territoriality.

    As with all cultures divergence, even among some of the most rigid structures, is inevitable when distance begins to come into play. When you add on such a drastically different culture as a neighbor you're bound to get some cultural 'contamination'. Those on the boarder with humanity may end up bringing more concepts back home with them in the more progressive circles. The Talum-Katish in particular would likely love to take recipes, artistic styles, and musical knowledge from humanity to spread among the castes.

    Vrizzii Vilri'Vrex as per above finds humanity to be a very curious case. Initially they found them chaotic and enigmatic, but as time wore on, and they were able to more methodically analyze human culture and society they began to regard them more positively. They currently view humans as an opportunity to gain more insight into alternative social structures and how they impact the growth, expansion, and production of a civilization as well as being a good test bed to bounce ideas into and see what divergent paths the humans might take with them. And on a more individualistic level they find some humans appealing and others not as any individual might.
  4. Eckles

    Eckles Senior Administrator Game Administrator Skrell Species Maintainer

    1. Castes shape the way of life, but you shouldn't really see it as being "content with their caste" that's a bit of an odd way to look at it.

    Jolly good, approved.
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