About You What is your Byond key? GrazalThruka How long have you been playing on Baystation 12? I played a few years ago (like 2017-2018 I think) fairly regularly. More recently, a couple weeks What are the names of your better-known characters? Daniel and Harold Berkland, U.N.I.T. About The Species What alien species are you applying for? Giant Armoured Serpentids Why do you want to play as the alien species? I like played interesting species in any RPG, and GAS and IPC were the only two I felt drawn to What are some example names for the alien species? Simple human names. David, John, Nancy, etc. Summarize what you know about the species. GASs are giant four-armed snake/mantis things from Tau-Wilo. They’ve got 2 compound eyes (which are hypersensitive to light, giving the darkvision and also a weakness to flashes), some natural deployable lenses to protect said eyes from light, and 2 separate sets of arms: a set of giant mantis-y ones for hunting/defence, and a set of three-fingered arms for doing Human Things with (they’re a bit more like tentacles than fingers, though). They can’t use both arms at the same time, however, as they operate off blood pressure as much as muscles. They’ve got a super long tail (like 15-20 feet), and their whole body is covered in a thick exoskeleton that lets them camouflage into their surroundings. They can’t breathe very well in environments with low pressure and oxygen, so they naturally make Dexalin using produced acetone and stored Phoron. Their mouth structure doesn’t allow them to speak human languages, so they use a little gizmo that lets them make the sounds needed for human speech (It’s not a universal translator). Their own language is a mix of visual and audio clues, clicks and buzzes and the mouth motions needed to make the sounds GASs have a limited diet. They can eat raw meat and most plants. Starches and grains disagree with them, as well as cooked food. They all know how to grow cabbage, but nothing else. GASs learn by watching other GASs. After one observation, they can do exactly that task in exactly that way again (e.g., get a wrench from a Vend-a-tool). After watching the same skill used in numerous different ways, a GAS can then use that same skill to do slightly different things (continuing the example, gettings any tool from a Vend-a-tool). Humans showing them how to do something is useless; the human must either physically manipulate the GAS’s hands (which is an activity neither party is likely to enjoy), or go find a GAS that knows the skill. These skills must be practiced to be kept, however. GASs cannot problem solve very well, with their first and only solution for not knowing something being “Go ask someone who does know how to do it to do it”. This doesn’t connect to social skills, however. GASs are highly socially aware, as social skills are processed differently than physical skills. They’re highly aware of the emotions of those around them and themselves (not telepathically) GASs need a lot of personal space. On the homeworld, they will strike others infringing on this space after giving warnings such as buzzes or hisses. This is fine for other Armoured Serpentids, but bruises and physically knocks humans back. As such, trained GASs are taught to give clear verbal warnings before they strike, with high rated ones only striking to protect themselves from serious physical danger. Threat displays (which is a black and red colour changing thingy) are reserved for serious confrontations. GASs are trained by Xynergy corp, which has a facility on their homeworld and dozens of other facilities scattered about. Better temperament GASs usually come from closer to the main facility. GAS speech is a bit strange (and is probably the part I’m most worried about in trying to RP them accurately). They don’t combine ideas and split sentences with commas and periods like most species. Instead, they make long chains of separate ideas linked by “and”, “or”, “so”, etc. For example: Johnny McHuman: “I slipped on some spilled water on my way to work today. I told the janitor, but he didn’t respond” David The GAS: “I slipped on some spilled water while on my way to work today so I told the janitor but he didn't respond.” What is your character concept for your trial period? Lisa is an 11-year-old GAS, trained at a facility specializing in service industry Serpentids. She’s small for a GAS, and is a ruddy brown colour. Ranked at a B+, Lisa serves as a cook aboard the Torch. She’s very talkative, and often requests to be taught how to do simple tasks she observes humans doing, tolerating the physical contact often required to do so. There are no recorded incidents of Lisa striking a human, despite her personal space being regularly infringed upon during temperament training. She enjoys being told jokes (not necessarily understanding all of them), and will produce laughing from her voice box if anything phrased like a joke is told to her. Xynergy recommends she be supplied with a farmbot and a crewman be assigned to plant things other than cabbage in hydroponics, of which she will grow a large quantity if left unattended. In an “emergency”, Lisa can also serve as a bartender, but has not been trained in drink mixing, only the operation of the dispenser.