Pemdesos - Protean

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Pemdesos - Protean

Postby Pemdesos » Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:37 am

BYOND Key: Pemdesos

Species you want to apply for: Protean

Name of Characters In-game: Bizum Onishdovol, Ryalita, Tessa Mernissi

How long you've been playing Vorestation: On and off since 2017! Many shifts in Medical and Service departments.

What is this character's backstory?:
Ava Cordall, born on Earth in 2297, took to a somewhat rebellious life in her teens after apparent disillusion resulting from her home life and education. In time, a young Ava met a man she only knew as "Johann," an individual who seemed to resonate with her own somewhat defiant nature growing up. Recruited by Johann, Ava went on to join Le Parapluie Rouge, a covert gang of space pirates, permeated by a distrust of SolGov and a supplemented by a lust for wealth. Le Parapluie Rouge went on to become the only family she needed, disappearing from the lives of her former loved ones. Though she was taught on her induction how to defend herself, Ava never could bring herself to kill others during their robberies. Though their operations remained successful and adequately dodged the heat of the law for the six years (including some time spent incarcerated), this moral hesitation reared its head even if collateral deaths were deemed necessary for the job, resulting in her failing to "tie up a loose end" during a tumultuous heist on a Gilthari casino.
After time spent escaping the authorities, over a year stranded on a harsh, but habitable planet away from SolGov's gaze, and the subsequent flagging down of a small NanoTrasen transport vessel, Parapluie dissolved, with Johann seeking to make his former crew whole. Supplemented with the means to gain a new official identity and partial funds to support her life, Ava took on the name Tessa Mernissi, hoping to start life with a clean slate at the Virgo colony, retaining no direct contact with former members of Parapluie.
Paranoid she'd still be recognized and identified as a wanted criminal under SolGov law, and after some time spent working under the Cargo department, additional funding from Johann came her way in the form of a new body: a Protean vessel. Reminding her of her newfound love of prometheans, Tessa obliged.

Some example names of the species: As far as I know, Proteans don't have any one naming system. In my case, it would be a code Johann used as a playful nod to the character's new identity aboard the Tether: TESS4. As a resleeve of an organic, she would simply go by what she always has done since joining the station: Tessa.

Summarize what you know about the species: Proteans are, to my understanding, expensive nanite synths, reminiscent of a watered-down grey goo. They are usually created by corporations or other wealthy individuals or entities, and can change form at will. The form trades the sturdiness and stability found in most synths for a malleable, fluid form with a wide range of applications.

Play out the following simulated RP scenario (also feel free to alter this, as it is just an example scenario):
Recruiter: "So, tell me about yourself... what was your name again?"
You: "Oh! Tessa Mernissi, sir." She peers around for a moment with hesitation, just barely too quiet for the recruiter to acknowledge. "...Haven't we done this before?"
Recruiter: "Riiiiiiight..." The recruiter scribbles on his notepad, taking down notes. "Tell me about how you came to live on Virgo Prime."
You: "Career office. Hell of a place for a counselor to send you, right?" Tessa lifts a hand up to her brunette bun, before stopping, letting the bun simply correct itself.
Recruiter: The recruiter nods, hardly making eye contact as he reads off the standard list of questions. "Do you have any past experience working on NanoTrasen stations?"
You: "Yeah, actually! I've been working aboard the tether for some time now. Drill technician for Cargo."
Recruiter: He nods again, writing down some notes, or perhaps doodling. It's impossible to tell which. "And what would you say you've brought to the company thus far?"
You: "Well, my superiors have been fairly content with my work prospecting and delivering our findings out there. I'm sure you could ask most of the Cargo department supervisors there. I've also been pursuing work training under atmospherics, so I hope to be able to help out there soon as well."
Recruiter: "Very well. Thank you for your time. We will contact you as soon as the application is accepted." The impatient recruiter finally looks up again and waves the applicant along, ready for the next potential new employee.
You: Not wanting to waste any more of his time, Tessa nods briskly and stands up, walking away. "Thanks! Have a good one, sir."

Why do you want to play this species?: I have a soft spot for both synths and slimes, and Proteans just happen to be an interesting blend of the two. I find the custom abilities the creature has interesting, and would greatly enjoy roleplaying as one around the station. Perhaps one of the most exciting things is the distinct RP possibilities for Proteans in scenes!

What do you expect them to bring to the station's RP by this character being allowed?: I would love to explore the idea of a Protean with an originally-human personality. I have spent a considerable amount of time on station as a Promethean, experimenting with providing colorful descriptions of a gelatinous creature's actions and movement, which carries over in some part to Proteans. I want to try and be creative with interactions as Tessa, as my philosophy with her has been to let her adapt to new situations on board, including with other crew members. Playing as a Protean is, to me, another step in that direction.
In regards to her history, Tessa took her being saved by the NanoTrasen vessel as an opportunity to start life over, and turn over a new leaf; she almost never shares the details of her past, and wants to forget her life as Ava.


Thank you for considering my application!
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Re: Pemdesos - Protean

Postby vitorad » Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:47 am

After interacting with the characters of this player for some time and having some chat for a while - I can surely tell they will be able to find a creative, interesting use to the capabilities of proteans and be quite entertaining for other folks around. Huge +1 from me on this one.
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Re: Pemdesos - Protean

Postby Marco_Barko » Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:18 am

vitorad wrote:After interacting with the characters of this player for some time and having some chat for a while - I can surely tell they will be able to find a creative, interesting use to the capabilities of proteans and be quite entertaining for other folks around. Huge +1 from me on this one.


My interactions haven't been quite this common, but from my limited experience, absolutely seconded. Definitely voting for approval.
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