About You Third time's the charm, now hopefully better than ever! What is your Byond key? Shadowtail117 What is your Discord username? Shadow#6743 How long have you been playing on Baystation 12? Around 3/4 of a year. What are the names of your better-known characters? Ash Lizman Skashp/Khalek I'lesk About The Species What alien species are you applying for? Skrell Why do you want to play as the alien species? As is with many of the species on Bay, I'm fascinated by Skrell lore and history. Their caste systems and (lack of) gender dynamics are very different from baseline human society, and combined with their advanced-yet-stagnating technology as well as their far reaches in the universe, I would love to get to play as one. What are some example names for the alien species? Abbreviated names: Ulvix Krivxgl Xigli Uglixu Kisvri Glir'kex Summarize what you know about the species. Skrell are one of the oldest races in the known universe and certainly were one of the first spacefaring ones, having taken to the stars even before the human common era. This has allowed them to solidify their status as a very far-reaching and powerful race within the universe. However, their technology has begun stagnating, struggling to make any significant breakthroughs, and the severe decentralization of their governments makes propagating any such advancements difficult. On top of this, their birth rates are continuously high, forcing them to keep expanding their territory; because of this, they are quickly becoming boxed in by the races around them. They are, thus, on track to be outpaced by other races (namely humanity) and lose their status as one of the most powerful races. Despite their decentralization, however, Skrell are largely homogenous in their beliefs, and many of their city-states are run the same. On their fringe worlds, especially those that border humanity, they are more susceptible to adopting new ideologies and ways of life, however. Open conflict is rare for them, yet they still maintain a military in the form of SDTFs not only for conflict between each other but also against other races like Vox and the Ascent. How humanity itself is viewed comes down to the city-state or even the individual in question; some Skrell enjoy their new neighbors while others are indifferent. Some are (rightfully) wary of their quickly-advancing research and the grip that human culture has taken on some parts of Skrellian society, such as the economy. Nonetheless, many city-states have been able to enjoy good relations with humanity, with trade being a significant common ground between them. Some, such as Krri-Gli, have taken it a step further and invested in human projects hoping for returns, and the Expeditionary Corps has welcomed Skrell into an exchange program to further boost relations. Character concept: Name: Ulrimvixqixx Vilkexsiklo'six, shortened to Ul'vix Vil'sik Gender: Male Age: 39 Skin Color: Pale Blue Vil'sik was born into the Malish-Katish on the fringe world of Qerr'xil, which borders humanity closer to the Sol front. He grew up fascinated by human culture and set his sights at a relatively early age to interact with them more. He became a Qerr-Mog and applied to his local SDTF as soon as he could, using it as a chance not only to build camaraderie with his fellow members and gain more medical expertise but also to have a shot at the exchange program that he had heard so much about. He serves as a Mero'ta-Ketish, and while he was unfortunately not picked for the exchange program the first time around, he took it as an opportunity to ready himself even more. The second time, he secured a position as a physician on board the SEV Torch where he now works. While he is painfully aware of the current faltering state of Skrell civilization, that has not dissuaded his interest in humans and he remains open to whatever he might experience working with them.