About You What is your Byond key? Karlias What is your Discord username? Karlious#8621 How long have you been playing on Baystation 12? On and off for the past year or so What are the names of your better-known characters? Seth Whiteman – Executive Officer Karl Jones – Physician ICARUS – AI Though given I primarily play in the AUTZ, I might not be that well known. About The Species What alien species are you applying for? Skrell Why do you want to play as the alien species? I’m primarily looking to play as the Skrell to create more interesting RP interactions with other players. Being an alien species allows for quite interesting interactions with other players. The reason I’m applying for the Skrell in particular, is that I’m looking to have more fun and engaging RP opportunities that don’t involve being an ass (looking at you Vox!). In addition, A highly advanced but stagnant and possibly soon to be falling empire, is right up my alley. (though Obviously Skrell are a series of City-states, not a giant empire as they lack a central governing body) What are some example names for the alien species? This one is difficult, as they're pretty much gibberish in English, I've included my proposed name in the character concept. Summarize what you know about the species. I don’t want to just wiki dump here so, ill gives a few points about what I think are the important aspects, and hopefully the character I’ve included below will also provide some insight. The Skrell are one of the oldest known species, they took to the stars and colonized other worlds before the Roman Empire even existed They are a highly advanced species compared to their neighbors, but recently (as in the past hundred years or so) their advancement has slowed dramatically. Due to their rapid population growth, they are quite a large empire as well, and now find themselves boxed in by their neighbors. Rather than a large governing body like the SCG, the Skrell are decentralized. They are a collection of a large number of City States (or planet states). The homogeneous nature of Skrellian society keeps these independent bodies together prevents large fractures. Conflicts tend to get resolved peacefully, or via targeted attacks, not all out conflict. Their language is quite complex and features both vocalizations and written symbols like complex Egyptian hieroglyphs. Their complex language provides them with the ability to express a variety of emotions and ideas that the languages of other races do not. When speaking in another, not Skrell language, they can have difficulty expressing themselves. One vast difference between Humans and the Skrell is their caste-based system. Skrell are born into a caste, while these castes do not define the job or role a Skrell has, they highly influence the behavior of the members. There are 5 castes, separated, and if you could boil them down to one-word descriptions they would be Leadership, Science, Creation, Art and Warrior. If I could use an analogy, the Skrell are the vast ancient empire, a culture that has lived for a long time, but has already reached its apex. Now the children of the galaxy are growing up, and the Skrell's place in the galaxy is becoming less certain with each passing year. The Skrell reach out to other empires where they can, preferring to peacefully co-exist and learn from their neighbors. With the rapid expansion of the relatively young human race, the question now falls to the Skrell, can they work with and evolve with their new neighbors, or will they be supplanted? The last part is conjecture from my interpretation, please correct me if it’s wrong. I know this might be a pretty generic Skrellian character, but I think it’s a safe first concept to better understand how Skrellian work on a human ship like the Torch. (Question: is Skrellian the correct adjective?) Character Background Torch Name: Joseph Sic’Vaas Caste: Malish-Katish Vocation: Surgeon On the Torch via SDTF Exchange Program Backstory He is from a Skrellian border world quite near SCG territory. He completed his Keri-Gloa at age 25, becoming a Qerr-Mog specializing in the field of medicine and xenobiology, he then served in the SDTF for 4 years before joining the Torch. His homeworld has been impacted by commerce and trade with nearby human colonies and ships. As these interactions increase, the local SDTF has sent out a call for volunteers to participate in the exchange program. The main purpose of this exchange is to learn more about the Humans as the encounters with their kind are increasing rapidly, the local SDTF is hoping to learn more about human society to better interact with and understand them. He signed up to have the opportunity to interact with and study human biology in addition to learning about his new neighbors. Behavior He is not a first responder and would generally confine himself to the Medical Bay or other safe area, though as a Surgeon this isn’t always possible. While Surgery and triage can often be stressful when he has a task to focus on, he is “in the zone” In social situations, he is generally reserved, when he first arrived on the Torch it took a great deal of time to become comfortable away from the traditions and customs of his own people. Over time, interaction with the crew of the Torch has become easier and more natural for him. Though he does still find it difficult to sometimes communicate properly with the humans onboard (understanding wise, not language-wise). Recently he has become increasingly curious about the casteless system of the Humans and the variety in the family status and upbringing. Though this can sometimes lead to awkward situations as Humans sometimes don’t like talk about their past. If you'd like me to structure the backstory more like a...story, just let me know, can also include more details about his upbringing if that would help.