Post by Azriel on Sept 7, 2007 19:40:57 GMT -5
Basic Roleplay Rules
No god-moding or power playing. God-moding is when you make your character, the strongest, the best, the prettiest, the biggest, or anything that makes you better than anyone else. Godmoding is also saying you always dodge attacks so you never get hurt, or saying nothing can hurt you. God-moding is only allowed if you are a ghost, and more of that will be explained later. Power playing is when you attack someone and say it hit or killed them. It is always up to the other person to decide if your attack hit or not. For example,
She jumped at her opponent and bit his neck hard enough so he couldn't get away and felt his jugular break in her mouth.
She jumped at her opponent and hoped to bite his neck as she opened her mouth...
He dodged all the attacks with ease, and when he was bit it didn't hurt him, so it was like nothing had happened and killed his opponent with one fell swoop of his paw..
He dodged one attack, but she was too fast, it hit him. He cried out in pain anf felt that he was bleeding but snapped at the other wolf's side, hoping to fend her off.
God-moding and power-playing are both very unfair and mostly ridiculous. And it can spread to things that don't have to do with fighting. Like saying your wolf is the king of all wolves, or any kind or royalty or deity. It could also be controlling what the other person said or did. You cannot say your character is prettier than all the others, and you cannot control who is mate's with who. Just remember you are a small part of this world. Not the center of it.
So remember, they can hit you, you can hit them. Keep things fair. Post your fighting in the Dark Clearing if you want an admin to judge the winner.
No killing other members without their permission. This is also power-play. You will have to get permission from the person you want to die and Azriel before you actually go kill them.
Please post with your character in THIRD person. That means he, she, they, and use PAST tense.
Create a character according to the character template, if you do not use the template, you will not be accepted until you do.
Do not post anywhere on the site until you've been accepted, except for the general boards and cbox.
Have a separate account for each character. I expect all accounts to be active. If you cannot keep them active then let me know and I will delete them or you can put the character up for adoption on the Character Adoption board. Post the character's profile there and see if anyone wants to play them. If you are looking for a character on the adoption board and find one you want. You must pm the person to ask them if you can have that character (that person may have standards for people applying for their character), once that person has approved it. Pm Azriel and I will give the account over to you via email.
When creating a character it may be any animal as long as you give it a human or furry form and a full animal form. For example, Azriel looks like a human with a tail and wolf ears, and he also can turn into a black wolf. You can also create a character who becomes a furry or a full human. So your character must have two forms, a full animal form, and a human or furry form. If you have any questions please ask. Also, characters from the forest prefer to stay in animal form where and city characters prefer human/furry form. If you choose, your character may stay in one form or the other and never transform-but that doesn't mean they dont have the ability. Also, your character is allowed to dislike those who prefer the animal form or vise versa. For example a city furry could think the ones who choose full animal form are barbaric-perhaps even shoot them the way people do in the real world. It is up to you whether your character feels that way or not.
Also, you cannot join with an npc (non-player character) pack. If your character was part of a pack, then you must explain why they are not with that pack anymore in their history before your character arrives in the valley. If you wish to be part of a pack from the start without roleplaying it out, then pm that packs alpha and Azriel to see if you can be a part of that pack. Make sure you have already created your profile so that the alpha knows what kind of wolf they are accepting.
Fighting: If it's a fight between members please take it to pm. That includes the cbox, there will be no fighting in the cbox or the boards between players. If you wanna fight with someone outside of the character, we don't want to see it. If any fighting outside of character is shown on the boards or the cbox, the people fighting will be punished and the cbox removed or the thread containing the fight deleted.
This rp is set in modern times. So in the city, you may talk about anything modern, sports, anime, music, whatever. Keep in mind that those from the forest would not know about these things.
Please, only one character at a time, don't create an entire horde of wolves that you intend to play all in the same post. One post, one wolf.
No mass posting on the character registration board.
In other words, no posting comments on every single character on the site. It isn't fair to the new members who get overlooked due to mass posting. So please, it you feel the absolute desire to post on every single one then wait a few days between your mass posting to that the system has a chance to tell me who is new and who is not. It gives members a better chance of being accepted sooner.
No one line posts. If you're going to post, then put at least a good paragraph in, that seven to ten sentences. I understand low muse and how it's hard to put that much in a post whe you're just talking to someone, but be courtieous and put in the effort of writing a post that is decent in length. Try to post just as long or longer than the person before you. All posts must be at least a paragraph unless they are OOC.
In Character Rules
Packs:You must have a least three characters in a group before applying to make them a pack. If a character should die or leave a pack and the number after is less then three then it is still acceptable as a pack. Please tell me about your pack so I can create a board for it. Also, if you are joining a pack that has already been made you must submit to the alpha and be accepted by them before you can be considered a member of that pack, then pm Azriel so I can add your name to that pack's members board.
Fighting: If it's a fight between characters try to post them in the Dark Clearing if it's in the forest, fights for rank and for alpha should be posted here and here alone.In character, either the fight's winner will decided by the players involved, or you may pm one of the admins to judge the fight and see who wins.
Mating: No XXX or rated R stuff here, keep it simple. If you must go through all the perverted details, take it to pm.
Getting a mate: You may either post in the general board requesting a mate as in a husband/ wife/ life partner for your character ooc (out of character) or post at the river in character with your wolf and see who replies!
Pups: Now I know the facts, but for the purposes of this rp, no one may have more than three children. Cross breeding is allowed, any race can mate with any race in human/furry form. So yes you can have mutant children, though I'd rather not see it. When you are having pups, pm one of the admins and they will decide how many pups you get, what gender, and if they have any illness. (blindness, deafness, ect.) Post the birth of your pups in the Birth Cavern board so Azriel can keep track of who's having pups with who.
Death: if a character dies, you may apply to become a ghost. You will then be directed to write a very detailed post describing your character's death. Also, you will have to have played your character for at least 2-3 months before you kill them off, unless you join as a ghost.When you are a ghost, you cannot harm other characters and they cannot harm you. You no longer have a rank in any pack, nor can you mate or have pups.
Returning to life: you may only do this once. If your character dies and is allowed to become a ghost you may play as a ghost for an indefinite period of time, if you so choose, you may become a living being again. You cannot get your rank back in your pack unless you earn it. For example and alpha who dies cannot come back to life and go right back to being alpha. You have to start at the bottom of the pack and work your way up, as any other wolf would. Once you have died and come back to life, if you die a second time, you are permanently a ghost, or you may choose to kill the character for good. This means you do not give the character up for adoption, you do not play the character.
Ghosts: You may join as a ghost. However, remember ghosts cannot hold a rank in a pack, they cannot fight anyone, and they have no special powers such as healing or possesion, they cannot mate or have pups. Ghost's cannot give or recieve any pain or injury (this is what I meant by ghosts getting a small amount of godmode power, however ghosts still cannot be the best, the prettiest, royalty or deities, and they cannot powerplay or control other characters). On the bright side, a ghost may affect the weather in it's immediate surrounding (but it cannot harm others). They may speak with other characters, fly, move through objects, and become invisible.
If you join as a ghost, your character must have a reason for not crossing over, so make sure to describe that in your character's profile.
Permanent character death: This means the character is dead and gone permanently that's it, that's all, it's over. Also, if you are simply tired of playing a character and are not willing to give it up for
adoption, you may post your character in the "Halls of Azmith" or the "Etherial Gardens" explaining how they died, if you're posting in the "halls of azmith" Make your character ask to be granted permanent death
and since the goddess in an npc, she will be temporarily played by an admin to grant or deny your request (this will be randomly done by the flip of a coin, the reason your request might be denied is because it makes it interesting and can add a fun turn of events for your character). If you make your "final" post in the "Etherial gardens", again explain how your character died and describe them becoming a glass statue in the garden (this way if you want your character to permanently die, there is no chance of the idea being denied). ONCE YOU HAVE POSTED YOUR CHARACTERS DEATH ON ONE OF THESE BOARDS YOU CANNOT TAKE IT BACK! If you choose to end a character permanently by posting on one of these boards, you may not play that character again, it CAN NOT come back to life, it CAN NOT be adopted by another member, it CAN NOT be a ghost. The name will be added to a list of "statues" or permanently dead characters, you may not post again as that character anywhere on the site.
Only ghosts and permanently dead characters may post in the "realm of the winged ones" if your character is not a ghost, even if they have already been a ghost once, they may not post there. The only way a "living" character can post there is if you are posting to permanently end the character. If you are already a ghost and plan to return to life, you may still post there until you are no longer a ghost. There is one board, however in the realm of the winged ones where the living may post, it is the one described as a mirror that allows the onlooker to gaze into the realm. This is the only board where living characters may post and not have to end their character.
Mates and pups: any mates you have must be a member of this forum. Do not create a character with an npc mate. If your character has a mate that died in the past, or one they were separated from, and now your character is alone then please make that clear in the "mate" section of your profile. You may not start out with pups.
Aging: You may join as any one of four ages: pup, teen, adult, or elder. Please do not use numerical ages in your profile. You may stay at any age as long as you want, but you can only age your character if they have been at one age for at least a month. If you like you can follow the seasons listed on the title bar on the right side. If your character is an elder, and you want him or her to die of natural causes, you may still apply to play a ghost. Ghosts can appear as any age.
Most importantly have fun! If I catch someone breaking the rules you will be warned, but careful, too many offenses and you will be banned.
Highlight this post to find the password. You must put it next to your name in your character profile or you will not be accepted. Look hard.