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Which Flight Of The Siren character are you?

On a dwarf body in the √Čostray system's outer ice belt, scientists discovered a crashed alien space probe with a faster-than-light engine. The discovery triggers a race for technological superiority and political dominance like nothing before in the planet's history. How would you respond?

Based on Flight of the Siren, a social science fiction novel by Brendan Myers.


Question 1 Where did you grow up?

(1) In an orphanage, and then a boarding school.

(2) In a middle-class suburb. No alarms and no surprises.

(3) In the lap of luxury. My family is rich.

(4) In a slum, among precariats and the working poor.


Question 2 Which of these questions is the most noble?

(1) The Muse's Question: What inspires you?

(2) The Soldier's Question: What are you fighting for?

(3) The Merchant's Question: What is your price?

(4) The Engineer's Question: What is your work?

(5) The Gambler's Question: How far will you go?

(6) The Prince's Question: Who do you follow?


Question 3 Which of these qualities best describes you?

(1) Entrepreneurial

(2) Intellectual

(3) Cynical and pessimistic

(4) Religious

(5) Disciplined and goal-driven

(6) Fun-loving


Question 4 What do you like to do for fun?

(1) Quiet things at home or by myself.

(2) Play team sports.

(3) Study religious texts, and meditate.

(4) Play card games with friends, sometimes for money.

(5) I'm always working. I don't have time for fun.

(6) Work out in the gym.


Question 5 Faster-than-light travel is:

(1) Not possible. There is no point researching it.

(2) An engineering challenge: the hardest, but also the best.

(3) The greatest economic opportunity of all time.

(4) The most awesome trip an adrenaline-junkie could ever have.

(5) A religious endeavour: a search for the One-And-All.

(6) A way for us to become more curious, cooperative, and human.

(7) Very dangerous: the aliens are sure to be hostile.


Question 6 Which is your favourite style of architecture?

(1) Mediaeval. Timbre-frame, stone, brick, and bright ornaments.

(2) Modernism. Clean geometric shapes, bright colours.

(3) Solarpunk. White ceramic, stained glass, rooftop gardens.

(4) I don't care, as long as it's clean.

(5) Ruins.

(6) Brutalism. Bare concrete walls, sharp corners.


Question 7 Given the chance, which of these careers would you choose?

(1) Military officer.

(2) Businessperson.

(3) Professor in a university.

(4) Who cares? As long as it pays well.

(5) Government.

(6) Professional athlete

(7) Religious leader.

(8) High-tech development.


Question 8 What is your greatest personal talent?

(1) My intelligence.

(2) My fighting spirit.

(3) My business instincts.

(4) My social connections.


Question 9 If we meet any aliens out there, what will they be like?

(1) Aggressive and territorial.

(2) Peaceful, enlightened, and helpful.

(3) Basically good, but also flawed. Like us.

(4) I prefer to think about what's going on down here on Earth.

(5) Dead. They will have destroyed themselves in war, centuries ago.


Question 10 Which of these places on Earth would you visit as a tourist?

(1) Ghana, west Africa

(2) Wuhan mountains of China

(3) The city of New York, USA

(4) Vogelsberg region, Germany

(5) Mumbai, India


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