About You What is your Byond key? RustingWithYou What is your Discord username? RustingWithYou#8798 How long have you been playing on Baystation 12? About eight months What are the names of your better-known characters? Casimir Tilton, Senior Researcher Rusty Ali, Prospector Assembly Unit VQ-C 6315, Roboticist Takriaaakri, Shoal Technician/Merchant About The Species What alien species are you applying for? Skrell Why do you want to play as the alien species? I've seen a few Skrell players who were really good with regards to their RP of an alien culture and civilisation, and I've really enjoyed playing as other alien races. I think playing a Skrell could be a fun RP challenge. What are some example names for the alien species? Skrell names are very long and difficult to pronounce for humans, with heavy use of Zs, Xs and Qs. As such, Skrell working in human cultures will generally either use a shortened version of their own name or take on a new, human-sounding name that might not quite fit human naming conventions. For example, the name Xremuhillbavizoloix Yeriiixnolixasqeribal might be shortened to Xremhil Qeribal, or the Skrell in question might take a new human name instead. Summarize what you know about the species. I get that you don't want wiki regurgitation, so I'll keep the details brief. The Skrell are an ancient and technologically advanced civilisation of amphibian humanoids from the planet Qerr'Balak. They are decentralised into various city-states, however their society is very homogeneous, making cohesion between them easier than it would be for a human civilisation. However, their decentralised civilisation makes the development and spreading of new technologies harder, alongside their rigorous testing standards. This means that Skrellian technological progress has stagnated in recent years. The only real rival they have for power is the Ascent, who once fought a bloody war against them hundreds of years ago. Though they signed a treaty, Skrell and Ascent have been locked in a cold war ever since. Skrellian society is caste-based, with five castes in total and a large number of subcastes within those. These castes are the Qerr-Katish, the leaders of Skrellian society; the Malish-Katish, the scientist caste; the Kanin-Katish, the caste of builders and the main work force of the Skrell; the Talum-Katish, the artist caste; and the Raskinta-Katish, the warrior caste. While Skrell castes are social rather than biological, procreation between different castes is rare, resulting in the castes having clear genetic differences, with each of them tending towards a range of skin colours. Castes are not strict rules on what a Skrell can and cannot do in life, though, more like extremely strong social pressures which make deviance from one's caste rare. The Skrell language is, by human standards, immensely complex in both the spoken and written form. Skrellian is an intricate and very expressive language, with minor variations in tone and pitch able to give a sentence a whole new meaning. The written form reflects this, with thousands of homonyms only differentiated by small marks representing the writer's inflection. However, the richness and expressiveness of Skrellian means that they often find it difficult to express emotion when speaking other, less expressive languages. While Skrell are very similar to humans in a lot of ways, the key difference is the individualism of human society vs the extremely communal Skrell. In addition, humanity's rapid technological advancement likely concerns many Skrell, with some fearing they may soon lose their technological edge all together. The chaotic individualism of humanity likely upsets many more conservative Skrell as well, who may worry that the human way of life will begin to erode the traditional Skrell way of living - as it already has in some regards, such as the introduction of human currency. Character Concept: Xremuhillbavizoloix Yeriiixnolixasqeribal (Xremhil Qeribal), Explorer Xremhil is a Malish-Katish Skrell on her Keri-Gloa, who enlisted with an exchange program with the Expeditionary Corps. She is a student from an academy on the planet of Harr'qac. She is a young Skrell, with a burning curiousity about human life and culture. Harr'qac is a border world, near several human colonies, and the impact of humanity and their culture on the Skrell is one hotly debated in planetary politics. When the EC exchange opportunity arose, Xremhil was excited by the possibility of seeing the human society that had been so fiercely discussed, and jumped at the chance to enlist. Now an explorer in the EC, she is looking forward to forming her own opinion of humanity while progressing on her Keri-Gloa.