The Rules Aug 22, 2019 11:05:48 GMT -6
Post by wish on Aug 22, 2019 11:05:48 GMT -6
One account per member: We do not allow multiple accounts per character. Instead, members can post as multiple characters under one account.
Listen to the staff: The administrators and moderators run the site. So in turn treat them with respect. All questions about the site can be answered via a staff member.
Treat each other with respect: This means that there should be no discriminatory actions, language, or attacks. We want a fun and considerate environment. Members found harassing other members or staff will be warned and then banned from the site.
We are rated PG-13: Refrain from excessive gore and sexual or violent language. Remember that words can be used in various contexts. Use certain words with caution.
Foul language is allowed: OOC boards and chats are fine. IC boards have limitations. Use context. Clan cats are far less likely to drop an English explicit. Likewise, fuck should not be used in a sexually aggressive context.
Do not advertise: Advertisements should be posted under the advertisement boards. Advertisements found on other boards will be deleted.
Warnings are based on the rule violation: Minor violations - such as foul language, character or relationship rules, or posting mistakes - will be minor in consequence. Major offenses - such as harassment or repeated rule violations - will result in an automatic ban.
Members have ten character slots: Free slots are attained when an old character dies or is deleted. This rule exists, so members can devote extensive time and development to live characters.
Word minimum is two-hundred words: IC posts must meet the word minimum. OOC posts can be whatever.
Limit chatspeak to the ooc boards: Language has evolved much over the last decade. Chatspeak, while undesirable in the IC boards, has its time and place. Feel free to use it in the c-box and/or on discord.
Do not Godmod or Powerplay: This means members cannot control characters that are not their own, and characters cannot be invincible.
Do not use nontraditional names: Use regional contexts. The Apostles is located in northern Wisconsin and boasts a biologically diverse environment compared to the original clans. This mean nontraditional animal and nature names are allowed. Human or joke names are not.
No unusual pelt or eye colors: Cats should be realistic.
No kits or queens: Kits and queens cannot be created. These characters must come to fruition via the relationships rules. Cats who intend to become perma-queens can be created. However, they must be created as warrior and become queens via relationship rules.
No half-clan cats: Half-clan cats cannot be created and must be born via forbidden romance.
Mentors are assigned via staff member: Once a character application is approved for an apprentice, staff will assign a random mentor.
Cats move in rank once the Ceremony Requirements are complete: Kits can become apprentices or to-bes at six moons old. Apprentice or to-bes can become warriors or full tribe members once their Ceremony Requirements are complete.
Deceased characters must remain deceased: No Cinderpelt / Cinderhearts allowed. Once a character has died, their spirit can visit other cats. However, this is rare and requires staff permission.
No signs from Starclan: Cats who receive visions from Starclan must be medicine cats or working as a plot device. Staff members will indicate when visions are allowed.
New clans cannot be created: Rogue or loner parties are created via plot. Otherwise, new clans or tribes are not allowed.
Members are allowed one high-rank character: High ranks are distributed via high rank auditions. Look for these threads in the announcements. High-rank members must be active. If a high rank character becomes inactive, the character will be demoted by rank and staff will decide why.
All sexual orientations and genders are allowed: This means that characters can show non-heteronormative attraction and exist outside of the gender binary. That said - these are cats and will not exhibit exact human sexual characteristics.
No graphic mating: Members are not allowed to use sexually explicit or violent language on the site. Instead, members can PM one another - if each member wants to participate in that kind of RP. However, respect one another - if a member refuses to participate - let it be. Appropriate sexual innuendos and vague references are allowed if it pertains to the RP.
Medicine cats are not allowed to have kits: Under the warrior code, medicine cats are not allowed to have kits. Medicine cats that break this rule will have to deal with the punishment that their clan and Starclan gives them.
Forbidden romances are not allowed: The warrior code stresses that cats from other clans can befriend one another, but must remain loyal to their clan first. This includes romance. Cat who break this rule will have to deal with the punishment that their clan gives them.
Litter Requests: Members can make a litter request once their characters fulfill the Litter Request Rules. The Litter Generator will determine the litter size, gender, and coat composition, which is based on actual cat genetics.
Un-adopted kits: Kits that are not adopted will be announced as dead.