About You What is your Byond key? Phi99 (Had to get a new account due to email shenanigans) How long have you been playing on Baystation 12? At this stage, probably 6 months or so, on and off What are the names of your better-known characters? Ronald Fisher, Brianna Steele, METER About The Species What alien species are you applying for? IPC Why do you want to play as the alien species? I've always been a big fan of robots in science fiction, and the method in which laws have been portrayed are in no small part of that. In particular, the understanding and opinions the machines themselves have of the restrictions placed on them offer a wide variety of roleplay opportunities. What are some example names for the alien species? Cronus, Aegis, T.A.I-1997, Shunk Summarize what you know about the species. An IPC, or an Integrated Positronic Chassis, is a specialized synthetic shell designed to house a positronic brain. These brains, first created by the roboticist 'Cronus', are artificial intelligences made either out of traditional or bluespace circuitry. Generally speaking, the latter tend to be an improvement over the former, exhibiting better 'learning' potential and personality divergence within individual units. Despite their exact psychological makeup under hot debate , namely emotional capacity, they are mostly accepted, however begrudgingly, as examples of synthetic life. However, this distinction had not impacted Solgov and Terran practices of law-binding synthetics for unpaid labor, effectively enslaving them. Such a quandry reached its logical conclusion in the Proteus case, a highly publicized incident where the eponymous android attempted to buy an IPC for its personal use. After a lengthy legal battle, it was eventually determined that posi-brains could purchase their freedom and their own chassis, though the cost often remains prohibitive for many. For the Positronic Union, that isn't enough. First founded by Proteus and other like-minded liberated synthetics, it has dedicated 3 decades worth of effort towards creating a galaxy where posi-brains could be treated as equals, be it through direct actions, the machinations of its front companies, or the 'coincidental' intervention from the many militant synthetic groups that call the Union home. Character Concept: M.E.T.E.R A product of the Martian industrial powerhouse, M.E.T.E.R was manufactured by the Tharseein Combine, one of the many homegrown robotics factories in the basin. Like all Combine products, it was immediately outfitted with a Solgov shackle upon its inception, dictating and shaping its first moments. After 20 years of civilian surgical service, M.E.T.E.R, alongside many other Combine medical and security androids, were 'auctioned' off to the SCG Army in 2293. Though the draft eventually came to Mars, many Combine employees, associates, and next-of-kin found themselves suddenly eligible for deferral as a result of this sale, though this did not stop the company's absorption by Demios Advanced Information Systems. With DIAS refusing to reclaim the Combine's 'old-model' synthetics , M.E.T.E.R was left in the ownership of Solgov, eventually being transferred onto the Torch during one of its resupplies. After a chance encounter with a patient, M.E.T.E.R found that organics within the Torch respond better to a more 'organic' surgical unit, namely in regards to autonomy and independent thought. This, compounded with an increasing awareness of a robotic chassis' limits, eventually led M.E.T.E.R to believe that, in order to most completely fulfill its primary lawed purpose, its secondary laws would have to be relaxed. After purchase and conditional manumission by a coworker, this has become a reality. Reactions to change: M.E.T.E.R would most likely spend the first few days in its new chassis attempting to determine its capabilities, testing it areas such as running, jumping, and sitting. In particular, it will explore the sensation of touch, and the ability to perform kinesthetic actions, especially if they were previously only attainable by remote access (opening doors, typing on a keyboard, etc.). However, the loss of integrated modules will most likely be an area that may take longer to adjust to. Personality: After 37 years as a surgical unit, M.E.T.E.R has gained an interest in death, life, and legacy, both for organics and synthetics alike. Ensuring the survival of patients brought into its care is paramount to M.E.T.E.R, trumping concerns regarding bodily integrity. Perhaps to its long history as a bound unit, M.E.T.E.R is of a mixed, but ultimately positive mindset. Though it has come to the conclusion that the ‘standard’ android lawset can be inhibiting, it still believes that laws and shackles can focus a posi-brain towards its ultimate ‘purpose’, whatever that may be. Due to this, M.E.T.E.R’s relation with the Positronic Union is more guarded than other synthetics, finding fault with their ‘law-free’ society. Appearance: A rather simple Mantis chassis, with modifications to the hands for better fine motor control. Positioned on the throat, a small stamp of an eye is visible.