About You What is your Byond key? Lavillastrangiato What is your Discord? superwhitey#9723 How long have you been playing on Baystation 12? At least since November What are the names of your better-known characters? Rei Patel, Laboratory Technician Karera Lockhart-Mitsubishi, Research Assistant Rose Lockhart, Explorer About The Species What alien species are you applying for? The Vox. Why do you want to play as the alien species? The Vox seem to get a bad rap OOCly around Bay, largely because their nature means some of their players think they can play them as space orcs/'lol shitbird' fanon. However, I found myself intrigued by Vox lore and the opportunity to get into the mindset of a species that literally cannot comprehend other species being alive, or having life that is valuable. When so many 'always chaotic evil' species tend to be space orcs, I'm far more intrigued by a species of space kobolds. What are some example names for the alien species? Vox-pidgin is a language largely consisting of shrieks and screeches. As such, Vox names tend to be sharp-sounding, full of clicks and vowels, and reference the history of an individual Vox in Vox-pidgin while sounding strange to non-Vox ears. For example: Arakrakiki Takyirikia Chrakiriakyi Summarize what you know about the species. Bioengineered by a race of long-gone precursors, the species known as the Vox are widely despised throughout the galaxy for their cowardly, thieving ways. While not killers by default, Vox have little empathy for the welfare of other species, and will steal, lie, and cheat 'meat' as they see fit. Due to their unique biomechanical structure, Vox do not actually regard other species as 'alive', and believe robbing them for all they're worth is fine simply because they don't experience existence the way the Vox do. For the most part, Vox are scavengers preferring easy targets for raiding. They rarely cooperate with other species and are notoriously seceretive regarding their kind, to the point they seem physically incapable of revealing anything. Many Vox away ships are scavenged and repurposed from the technologies of other species, and as such Vox technology is paradoxically highly advanced and highly stagnant. In general, Vox are reptilian bipeds with three-sectioned beaks that 'breathe' nitrogen. Their digestive system is incredibly strong, able to purify ores, and they eat, excrete, breathe, and speak through a single orifice on their face. Every Vox has a series of markings on their neck that indicate their genetic code, history, and arkship of origin. Depending on the age of the Vox, these can be simple or highly complex. There are two strains of Vox; the 'common' labourer class of the Primalis, and the Armalis, which are larger, stronger Vox often in leadership positions due to their success at fights for dominance. The most well-kept and secretive discipline of the Vox is that of the cortical stack. Acting as a second brain that stores memories and personality, a Vox can be effectively revived from the dead if their cortical stack is removed and placed into a new body. Vox are extremely intent on recovering the bodies of their kin for this reason; the dying race of the Vox can afford no further losses to its numbers. Character Example Mrikkikira is a (relatively) young Vox who has spent their many lives studying the technology of organics and repurposing them to suit Vox needs. Despite their aptitude with weapons being... questionable, they were sent by the Apex on a scouting vessel for nebulous purposes, and struggle to adapt to their new, far more dangerous environment.