The opening paragraphs of a diary, author unknown A bit about the setting: This is set in the far future, when many species have met and have found a strange link in the fact that all of them have been influenced by a mysterious being called the Teacher. Technology is on the level of your classic space opera: laser slash particle weapons are commonplace, interstellar travel is accessible to nearly everyone and you can see a cybernetic implant here and there. The architecture of the Teacher: The buildings of the Teacher have very special characteristics. If you want to describe a work of the Teacher, please work along these guidelines: 1.) Walls are always paper thin and there are no visible support pillars even on the inside. 2.) Everything is adorned with geometrical shapes that form endless lines of pictures, but there are never any living beings depicted. There are three recurring symbols that dominate each structure: These symbols are usually located on doors. There are also never any statues. 3.) There is only one entrance to every single structure, but that is always clearly visible, and automatically opens if one goes close enough. 4.) There is no weapon or equipment known that can bring harm to the buildings of the Teacher. 5.) If there is written text anywhere, it will be made out of strange, seemingly incomprehensible characters that cannot be decrypted. However, anyone looking at the text will have a vague understanding of what is written, and if they go close enough or start contemplating the meaning of the text, they will be able to understand every single word. 6.) The devices that operate the structures are not accessible to visitors. Only the doors and teleportation mechanisms will respond to their presence. Besides that, you can let your imagination run free. The array of structures that the Teacher left behind are vast, and despite their seemingly indestructible nature, there are quite a few buildings that are damaged or completely ruined. Written text usually describes stories, but they can be also chill-inducing warnings, short poems, etc. They can include references to any and all cultures, or even something that you thought up yourself, so only your imagination limits you. Character sheet: Character sheets are freeform, but please include the name, age, species, gender, appearance and personality of your character at least. MY CHARACTER Name: Allandron Lavros Age: 53 Gender: Male Orientation: Straight Species: Satriv. A humanoid species known for their long lives, strange morality and four hands with four fingers each. They are shorter and more muscular than humans due to the higher gravity of their home world, and have a different facial structure. They have three eyes and instead of a nose, they have some openings on the side of their cheeks connected to their lungs. Surprisingly, their mouth structure and vocal folds are quite similar to a human’s one. They also lack hair on their body. The strangest aspect of the satriv species lies in their culture, which is quite incomprehensible to outsiders. The biggest value in their society is knowledge, and they use information instead of actual currency. One unit of information equals to a simple, true statement that contains information useful to the person who received it. Two units of information told to a single person can never be the same statement. For the satriv, a conversation can be a serious and equivalent exchange of crucial information, but it can be also a pleasant conversation. It is also important to note that satriv use a slightly different version of their language when speaking casually and without the intent to exchange information units. Another strange aspect of satriv society is that while they acknowledge commitment and have a ceremony similar to marriage, they universally have more than one permanent partner. People who have only one significant other are seen as strange, but are accepted. As a result of this custom, satriv family trees are incredibly complicated, and every satriv has detailed knowledge about their ancestors to prevent inbreeding. Thus, exchanging information about family matters is a strong sign of commitment in a relationship. Appearance: Allandron is relatively young for his species, and would be considered of average height by his species’ standard. He has some well-developed muscles, but not to the point of looking like a body-builder, and the colour of his skin is remarkably dark. The colour of his eyes is blue. His face is considered youthful, and is quite round for a male, but his cheeks can be considered a bit bony. He usually wears the traditional clothes of his species, a several-layered, long-sleeved and long-legged, grey, robe-like cloth made out of a material that also serves as protective clothing. Personality: Allandron is characterised by his love of architecture and space travel. He has learned the ins and outs of designing buildings, but he also knows how to fly a spacecraft. He is generally friendly and open-minded, but finds it a bit hard to connect to people because he is only interested in his field of study, and the Teacher. He also has a short temper, and will get annoyed quickly if something does not go the way he wants it to go, but he is just as quick to calm down. He also tends to talk too much, and has to be told to stop. Skills: He is a superior architect and can analyse or design structures quickly and he also knows a lot about space travel. He also has a good spatial intelligence and can navigate even unknown places fairly easily. Last but not least, he has a vast array of information about the Teacher and is continuously expanding his knowledge. Why he joined: Allandron is completely obsessed with the Teacher and has spent most of his life in search of Them. He wants to know why They have abandoned his species and left only their structures behind. Further details may be added to him.