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Devyat Pyatyy Litiy is a player character played by Arsenic.
Build and Skin Color: He resembles an anthro weasel, with short limbs and a long neck. However, his feet are fully prehensile, being marginally less dextrous than hands. Both short and very thin by human standards, he is also coloured with black flesh and tan fur.
Eyes and Facial Features: His eyes appear to be a solid black, which does not look out of place on a mustelid. Devyat has a mask of dark fur on his face, that forms a sort of 8 shape around his eyes. This is probably the simplest way to tell him apart from his brother, who has patches missing from his mask.
Ears: The doukh ears are large and short, close to the head and very round.
Hair Color and Style: He has no hair beyond the fur that runs over the top of his head, which is the same tan colour as the rest of his body.
Personality: Given the number of compulsions that they're bound by, most doukhs find freedom in being chatty, and sociable with the crew of their ship. Repeating or making up elaborate stories, for example, is a good means of relieving the tension of their dispositions against lying. They're bred for a keen sense of loyalty and tidyness, preferring things to operate smoothly and along schedules. When under stress, their default instincts are to increase orderliness in their immediate environment to relieve it. When in perceived danger, hiding in tight spaces is the preferred response, but they certainly aren't precluded from bravery. Devyat's peculiarities include a steadfast refusal to directly touch natural ground in terrestrial environments. Upon returning to the ship, he may discard or at least thoroughly wash items that touched the filthy dirt. This culiminated at least once in what Vosem refers to as the “Dusty Shoes Incident”, something he has been known to tease his sibling with. He also harbours an irrational dislike of living plants and has been known to politely yet firmly encourage others to abandon their plant-loving ways. This doesn't seem to extend to 'dead' plant matter either in the form of food or wooden items.
New Omsk Corporation (Red-aligned bio-engineering firm)
Devyat Pyatyy Litiy (Eight Fifth Lithium), male Doukh 20
General description of Doukhs: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rjQ3aXBTG62XTqoCaR_lOPiZM0rS9juR4sYOm92_ToI
Devyat was born as the second-youngest of the 5-9 litter in the Litiy series of Doukhs. Along with his brothers and sisters, he grew rapidly through an adolescent period entirely geared towards providing them with education that would produce the best possible indentured shipboard technicians. Having the older doukhs to educate the younger ones ensures that the whole program is able to propagate at a low cost to the corporation. Devyat had a variety of tertiary skills to choose from to pursue, and chose to become proficient with a wide variety of languages, reasoning that the ability to facilitate communication would raise his value in the depths of space. At exactly 10 years of age, Devyat and his brother Vosem were assigned to their first post, a mid-sized passenger ship. They enjoyed bonding with the large crew and the constant activity for 6 years. At this point, their contract was re-sold to a bulk transport, while the passenger liner underwent repairs and refitting. The bulk transport, while not as active, was a much more substantial challenge to keep operational, since to be entirely honest the ship was something of a lemon, and the owners didn't always have the ideal level of funding for proper repairs. They jury-rigged their way through 4 years of the bulk hauler until finally the owner went bankrupt on bad investments, and sold the ship for scrap. The doukhs went to a middle man who had a number of potential clients to resell their contracts to, and they await their new assignment with anticipation.
Devyat has been thoroughly trained in the maintenance of technological items, especially starship systems. Keeping all manner of likely shipboard systems and errata running smoothly is the focus of his life, and he derives great pleasure from doing this well, and dissatisfaction from any signs that he is neglecting these duties.
As part of his upbringing, the need to be able to fabricate and modify parts to solve shipboard problems necessitated education in the principles of engineering.
Devyat required advanced mathematical training in order to facilitate his main vocational skillsets.
While not a primary focus of his training, Devyat has received rudimentary certification on the operation of most important ship systems and stations, so that he could stand in for crew members when necessary. He has proven to have a minor knack for communications systems.
Devyat was bred and designed to have very good faculties in zero-gravity, able to keep orientations very well, and move very rapidly in null-G or low-G environments. He can get into very tight spaces to work, and can climb on or around complex structures. He is, however, not very good at running, and does not know how to swim.
While he and his brother by their nature are frequent storytellers, Devyat is a passable vocalist, capable of accompanying his brother's musical talents.
Devyat speaks excellent Trade and Kuznyetski, the latter being taught to all doukhs because of the number of Kuznyetski working in the NOCH. He has further been trained to have a fluent command of Abwheran, Seraphim, and Yamataigo as he has shown to have some talent in diplomacy and protocol.
Devyat does not have any funds or credit to his name, nor any accounts with any banks.
|Character Name||Deyat Pyatyy Litiy|
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