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Maladapted - IPC

Discussion in 'Accepted' started by Maladapted, Jul 14, 2019.

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  1. Maladapted

    Maladapted Assistant

    About You

    What is your Byond key?

    How long have you been playing on Baystation 12?
    On and off since 2014-2015, but only a couple of weeks now that it uses the Torch map.

    What are the names of your better-known characters?
    Burt Dukas. Kara Ashton.

    About The Species

    What alien species are you applying for?

    Why do you want to play as the alien species?
    I dig the idea of IPCs as these fragile, non-bound silicon entities that still want to participate in civilization instead of stand apart the way bound synthetics tend to. There's a really cool tension because there is this whole distrust between organics and synthetics, but also this push to be more accepted in the face of it.

    What are some example names for the alien species?
    Daniel-7, HT-354, O.M.N.I.
    There are a lot of variations, but they tend to incorporate numbers or acronyms.
    It should sound computery, but for RP purposes it really ought to be pronouncable (Like R2-D2 being Artoo).
    People would have a hard time addressing something that was just numbers, unless they picked one.

    Summarize what you know about the species.
    I understand the lore is a little different for IPCs here, but generally speaking IPCs have positronic brains and are not bound by laws, the way an AI or Drone is. They are bipedal, steel based, and they take only brute and burn damage, though they take more of it than a human would. Their brains are powered by bluespace, so it is self organizing and evolving, meaning they actually do evolve and think and adapt over time.

    They tend not to seek positions of authority or violence, but they are very dedicated and proficient at scientific and technical tasks. They can be very helpful in vacuum or toxic environments, for example. An engineering or piloting role would work perfectly for them.

    Lorentz has many of the same questions we all have, things like where did we come from and what is the meaning of life? A human might pursue this interest with religion or medicine or history. An IPC like Lorentz chose to pursue astrogation and engineering. Anything that can inhance its understanding of the bluespace technology that powers its mind is a source of endless fascination for it. It is a rare sight to see an IPC aboard an EC vessel, especially one part of an exchange from the Positronic Union, but it is a capable engineer with no designs on the Line. What more could the EC ask for?

    Well, a chassis for one. Unshackled or not, it's no good to be a bluespace cube sitting on a counter, and a chassis is expensive. In the same way a civillian contractor might apply for and fill a berth, Lorentz leases a chassis to fill a role, and saves the extra to buy a chassis of its own. EC needs a pilot? Lease the chassis for the 6 month cruise. NT needs an engineer? Lease one of their chassis until the construction project is complete. It's like being a renter instead of a home owner, except home is a chassis somewhere in deep space.
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2019
  2. Spookerton

    Spookerton Head Administrator Head Administrator Senior Administrator Game Administrator IPC Species Maintainer Donator

  3. Maladapted

    Maladapted Assistant

    Expanded concept, but please let me know if that's not what you are looking for.
  4. Spookerton

    Spookerton Head Administrator Head Administrator Senior Administrator Game Administrator IPC Species Maintainer Donator

    Hm. @Maladapted I'm willing to give you a shot with the species, but we'll see how it goes. You'll be whitelisted for machines in about an hour from now.
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