About You What is your Byond key? Swordhill What is your Discord username? Swordhill#3121 How long have you been playing on Baystation 12? I've played Baystation before the SEV Torch was conceived, but I've played on the SEV Torch iteration for about 60 gameplay hours so far. What are the names of your better-known characters? Argus Macneil, Supply Chief/Tech Avalon/Bucket, Cyborg/Robot Brett Mason, Bridge Officer Braiden McShain, Mechsuit Technician About The Species Serpentids are a cold-blooded nabber species of xenobiological creatures that, in this context, are taken from their home world and re-educated by Xynergy on far-off sattelites to be processed for human contracting. Education levels vary specimen to specimen and not all specimen are very cooperative with human coexistence. More educated specimens get access to more jobs where-as those that either reject or are unable to process this education often are left for cleaning duty. The Serpentids themselves are omnivorous hunters, but prefer raw meats and raw starches. They are very capable at hunting in light or dark and employ a wide variety of natural abilities and feats of strength and agility to do so while processing the phoron in their diet to supplement phoron in the air for oxygen production and when not hunting use their tri-tarsel hangs to perform the more precision tasks needed throughout the day. Beyond instinct, however, their problem-solving skills are fairly poor and they are not receptive to complex learning to the point even learning the finer points of the human language is difficult for them so that even the most literate Serpentids often develop a common habit of lacking pauses or punctuation in their speech. Even trained to speak a human tongue they have their own complex visual language of behaviors that to a knowledgeable human grant insight to a lot of how the GAS is feeling about situations or may even warn them if a GAS is stressed or beginning to become uncooperative or skittish. What alien species are you applying for? Giant Armoured Serpentid Why do you want to play as the alien species? It adds more color to the diversity of the crew- and doing so opens new avenues of roleplay that I want to explore? Does that mean I'll play GAS all the time? Probably not, but I do want to have that road open to me if I want to try to involve people in roleplay a little bit more different to what they're used to- having to account for having a giant, possibly-defensive serpentid working in their department. What are some example names for the alien species? Often names unpronounceable by human sound. Xynergy may have them use nicknames, pet names, or some human names. Dipper, Sarah, Crowley. Summarize what you know about the species. A nabber species that has been uplifted, educated, and trained by Xynergy to be used as exotic pets and even sold as contracted staff. Serpentids coming from this upbringing have a wide variety of behaviors that determine their capacity to serve and their behavioral patterns around humanoid sapient. Their human vocalization is different, and the way they learn and retain information is completely different from how humans do so and such it has to be taken into account when they are attempting to learn new skills. What is your character concept for your trial period? Dipper, but cruelly shortened to Dip. This GAS specimen was one that was skeptical to begin with. Being viciously opposed to humans, it was sent off to one of the more morally flexible far-off training satellites where they could re-educate Dip's poor habits. With several behavior-correcting reeducation programs Dipper became subservient and started on his way towards becoming a viable candidate for the contracting program at the cost of some of his pride and quite a bit of humiliation at human hands. After enrollment into literacy and education programs, Dipper did not have the mental capacity of GAS that that were taught young at the facility and could only grasp simple concepts to perform the jobs that he needed to do and while hesitant to use it, he did absorb some of the human language and was implanted with a vocal synthesizer. Upon graduation he had earned the letter score of B due to his apprehension of humans in his presence for long periods of time with a foot-note that he grew calmer with humans that he worked around often enough to become familiar to. As such, it became a recommendation to any vessel he contracted with that familiar entities may have better luck handling Dipper if such ever became necessary. Upon the SEV Torch he can work under the Mid-Tier jobs but is recommended to work in cargo due to the large open space- allowing him ample opportunities to retreat into tunnels if he becomes stressed from poor treatment or overcrowding by ship crew. By allowing him a wider area to work and more places to retreat into it is noted he is much less likely to lash out aggressively towards other crew members. SECOND CONCEPT (Chosen for Trial): Richard. Witfully yet aptly named, Richard is a young but astute GAS that was able to absorb habits and knowledge relatively well to others of its kind. How is this offset? Utter, foul temperament. Often working in isolation away from humans, it won't tolerate more than one in its presence at a time for very long. Prolonged exposure to a particular human reduces this dislike and unease. It was educated at one of the closer facilities to the homeworld in a program that used only a few instructors in order to keep provide it the best learning environment. Crossing or confronting him, or otherwise being snide or disrespectful towards him, given his knowledge of human linguistics, can spurn him to make false charges or threatening displays at the person or people involved in the gesture. Otherwise, if stressed in a non-confrontational manner he will typically seek a place to hide until he is more at ease. Why was it contracted then? Knowledge. It will tolerate the presence of a single person especially when the person is physically teaching it to do things and it absorbs this muscle memory well and associates the gestures with the words spoken to it. While terrible at problem solving and complex thinking as all GAS are, it absorbs simple instructions with speed and accuracy. That and because of its ill temperament it was contracted out for a fairly good price. Lower bidder and all. PS: Let me know which of these, if either, appeal the greatest to you as the GAS maintainers.