About You What is your Byond key? purplemontart How long have you been playing on Baystation 12? Since summer 2018, with several month long gaps in between. What are the names of your better-known characters? Somhairle Vines, Sarah, A Splatter of Blood About The Species What alien species are you applying for? Skrell Why do you want to play as the alien species? Who doesn't want to be a frog? I'd been meaning to apply for a while, I like their aesthetic and the "otherworldliness" they bring even when more humanoid than most aliens. What are some example names for the alien species? Axrika Qood'Via, Mrixtrlvetal, David O'Donald, as they might just adopt a nonsense name or one from the culture in which they're residing for a time. Summarize what you know about the species. So space frogs are from Qerrbalak. They're cold blooded and amphibious, with gills at the back of their neck protected by their head tails, which are longer on females. Their skin can range from reds to yellows to blues and is slightly translucent in places. They are exclusively vegetarian, and are physically incapable of digesting animal proteins, which can lead to sickness. Traditional foods are fungoid. Society is divided up into five castes. The Qerr-Katish are leaders, diplomats, managers, and are the only ones that can be appointed Qerr-Skria, or king. They also can't be appointed Xaq Moglar, or judge. Malish-Katish are the scientists of every kind. Kanin-Katish are builders, engineers, assemblers of many things. One of the most populous castes. Talum-Katish are artists, filling roles such as chefs, entertainers, artists and those that create for enjoyment. Raskinta-Katish, lastly, are the warriors. Career soldiers, police, bodyguards, Raskinta can be found across these sectors and are rarely seen outside Skrell society as a result. Castes tend to differentiate themselves by clothing, as well as having predominant skin colours. Qerr wear soft, shiny clothing, tending towards a flowing design and are generally green. Malish wear what can be described as simpler forms of Qerr-Katish clothing and tend towards skins of lighter blues, yellows and greens. Kanin clothing is rugged with the Skrell mindset being expressed through other forms such as jewellery, and have generally darker skins though pale yellows aren't uncommon. Talum clothing is colourful and expressive, stylistically a mix of Qerr and Malish, with their skin also being generally brighter with blues, pinks and oranges. Raskinta skin skews towards reds, blacks, yellows and browns, and usually choose to dress as other castes do while not working so as not to stand out, though it is normally easy to move in. A thing to note is that castes are not strict, live this way or to hell with you type societal organisations and are more a way of life. Though belonging to a certain caste will skew you towards certain jobs, it's not out of the question for a Talum-Katish to be the leader of a troupe of entertainers, heading their business ventures and managing their performances, a role that might otherwise be seen as "belonging" to the Qerr-Katish. Skrell culture is non-monogamous, with most Skrell having several partners available for reproduction purposes. A Bonding happens to create an effective family, designating one as the primary parent, or Qarr-Maqka, and the other as a supportive role, the Qrri-Maqka, who provides financial support. Different castes tend to have different sized families as indicated by the number of bondings, with Raskinta-Katish tending to have very large families. A misconception can be that Skrell are emotionless, or suffer from stunted emotions, but this arises from the fact that they struggle to express emotion when speaking ZAC, due to the comparative simplicity it places on expressing emotion compared to skrellian. As a species with a space-faring culture thousands of years old, with millennia long relations with alien species and cultures such as the Ascent and the Dionaea, and with a homogenous culture and political hegemony, Skrell are very self-confident. Extremely interested in learning about and researching the unknown, they are quick to volunteer or enact changes in other species' cultures and viewpoints, but are at the same time wary about non-Skrellian influence on their own. Many Skrell city-states and their SDTFs have agreements with the Expeditionary Corps, which provides for Skrell to serve aboard EC ships. This is not an exchange service, rather, the Skrell in question are made full and proper members of the EC. This also allows for humans to serve in and experience the Skrell SDTF in a similar fashion. While most are volunteers, some have been ordered for whatever, potentially not altruistic reasons their SDTF or city-state might have in mind. Many Skrell serving as explorers, as in the job rather than the rank, are students on more or less the equivalent of a gap year, learning about human culture and scientific methods.