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PostSubject: Basic Forum Rules   Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:01 pm

Basic Rules

1. Be respectful. We are an assembly of diverse individuals; each, with his or her own unique mode of expression. We encourage each member to express him or herself, but moreover to do so without negatively affecting others.
Examining oneself more and blaming others less will result in fewer complaints. – Confucius
2. Recognize that our forum calls for moderate behavior. We do not permit swearing in profound excess or spamming. Grimdark is acceptable, but do not make anything too gory. We do not permit the exposure of explicit sexual content out-of-character.
3. Each member may have one account. This account will store all of the member’s OCs.
4. Do not hesitate to refer to administrators and moderators. Our role in this forum is to ensure that each member receives fair treatment and an opportunity to enjoy his or her role-playing experience. Members are encouraged to report anything, in-character or out-of-character, that bothers them.

Chatbox Rules

1.  All aforementioned rules apply in the Chatbox.
2. The purpose of the Chatbox Public Room is to discuss matters out-of-character. These matters may concern RP plans, but they may also pertain to other interests.
3. Administrators and moderators may not kick or ban members from the Chatbox without specifically citing the rule that the member has violated.

Character Creation

1. Original character applications must adhere to the character creation template which can be found |here|
2.  OC's will not be approved if they have over powered abilities such as being able to dodge every attack ever, or always knowing everything that happens. This may come as a shock to you, but your character doesn't know absolutely everything.
3. OC's will not be approved if their role is greatly exaggerated beyond reason. He/she may not have royal statuses or other attributes that center society around the single character.
4.  Please keep in mind that application length is not a determining factor in whether or not the OC will be approved. A concise, well-thought-out composition that meets all criteria serves its purpose effectively.
5.  In accordance to fighting, please make your end fair! Make your post descriptive enough so the other member(s) know exactly what is happening, battle posts must be at least a paragraph long. Do not say that you automatically hit an OC unless you have express permission from the OC's creator, instead leave it optional. The other member will decide whether or not the hit lands.
6. Please try to come up with original names
7. Members can have up to 6 OC's without asking permission. If a member wishes to have a 7th (or more), they may ask an admin or mod, who will make sure they can handle more characters
8. Character deletion. If there is an OC you don't want anymore and wish to delete it, please make an announcement of some sort about it. Whether it's in the chatbox or in the announcement forum, just make it known that your OC is going bye bye.
9. OC's may have only ONE Dragon pet
10. To acknowledge that you have read the rules, please write "Vikings"  at the very bottom of your OC application.

Dragon Rules

1. Original dragon character applications must adhere to the dragon character creation template which can be found |here|
2. Dragons will not be approved if they have over powered abilities such as being able to dodge every attack ever, or always knowing everything that happens.
3.  Please keep in mind that application length is not a determining factor in whether or not the dragon will be approved. A concise, well-thought-out composition that meets all criteria serves its purpose effectively.
4.  In accordance to fighting, please make your end fair! Make your post descriptive enough so the other member(s) know exactly what is happening, battle posts must be at least a paragraph long. Do not say that you automatically hit an dragon unless you have express permission from the dragon's creator, instead leave it optional. The other member will decide whether or not the hit lands.
6. Please try to come up with original names
7. Members can have up to 6 dragon OC's without asking permission. If a member wishes to have a 7th (or more), they may ask an admin or mod, who will make sure they can handle more characters
8. Character deletion. If there is a dragon you don't want anymore and wish to delete it, please make an announcement of some sort about it. Whether it's in the chatbox or in the announcement forum, just make it known that your dragon is going bye bye.
9. Dragon OC's are kept different from viking OC's in accordance to amount and character logs
10. Make your dragon OC in accordance to the commonality. Types of dragons may be found |here|. If I missed any dragons, don't hesitate to tell me. There is a legend at the top of Types of Dragons, please read it before making a dragon.
11. Please see the legend at the top of the dragon book for rarity
12. Dragon OC's can either have no trainers, your own trainer, or someone else's OC as a trainer. Please look |here| for trainers without dragons. And |here| to post your trainerless dragons link
13. Dragons can be in threads together without a trainer or viking present
14. For the sake of this RP, dragons can speak to each other but not to humans
15. To acknowledge that you have read the rules, please write "Dragons"  at the very bottom of your Dragon OC application.

New Dragon Species Rules

1. Original dragon species applications must adhere to the dragon species creation template which can be found |here|
2. Dragon species will not be approved if they have over powered abilities such as being able to predict the future or defeat an enemy without lifting a claw
3. Please try to come up with original names for the species
4. Members can make 2 new species without needing express permission. If a member wishes to make a 3rd, they may converse with an admin or mod who will then decide whether or not the member in question can make one
5. Species deletion. As other members will be allowed to use these dragon species, the species may not be deleted
6. New species will still be based off of rarity. If they are rare, then admins only may create them, save the creator of the species.
7. The dragons "Rarity" must be in the "levels" form.
Level 1=Very Common
Level 2=Common
Level 3=Uncommon 100 posts and up (Also, mods and up)
Level 4=Very uncommon-350 posts and up (Also, mods and up)
Level 5=Rare-400 posts and up-Must get permission from an admin or mod (Also, admins and up)
UR=Ultra Rare-Only admins are allowed to make these, and even then they must have at least 500 posts, the dragon can only be used for site events

8. To acknowledge that you have read the rules, please write "New"  at the very bottom of your Dragon OC application.

Role-playing Rules and Procedures

i) Prerequisites
1. Each member is expected to begin work on his or her OC application within his or her first week of membership. If a conflict prevents a member from publishing an OC in a timely fashion, he or she may speak with a moderator or administrator for exemption. New members showing no desire to role-play may be removed.
2.  Members may only role-play with OCs that have been approved by a moderator or administrator.

ii) In-character Protocol
1. Members may only role-play with OCs that have been approved by a moderator or administrator.
2. Members may not employ supernatural abilities, assume control of other members’ characters, or otherwise forcibly create an environment in which other OCs are compromised without consent.
3. Members may not role play characters from the show.
4. All role-plays may adhere to a posting order. Participants post in a cycle that updates when new members join.
For example:
Member A posts.
Member B joins.
Member A posts.
Member B posts.
Member C joins.
Member A posts.
Member B posts.
Member C posts.
The posting order is controlled by the thread-starter. If the member who started the thread says there is no posting order, there is no posting order.
5. If a participant inexplicably fails to post within 3 days of the last participant's post, his or her turn may be skipped by the next poster in the order.
6. Please avoid taking personal offense to the actions of OCs. The conduct of OCs should not affect the manner in which members treat each other.
7. We recommend that members write all in-character posts in third-person, past tense form.
8. All posts must be at least a paragraph (5-3 sentences) If you can't think of something to write, just describe the surroundings, the OC's thoughts, things like that.
9. Your character is allowed to be in more than one place at a time, (if your character is in one thread, they can still be in another)
10. Characters can die in a fight, when/if they die the character is dead. He/she can complete any other threads they're in, but the OC cannot rp in any more.
11. If your thread will contain any gory, bloody or overly violent scenes please say so in the title.
12. Please, no god-modding. Just don't do it.
13. All members must have a standard of at least one paragraph (3-6 sentences) per post. If you can't think of anything to post, describe the surroundings and the characters thoughts.

Site Story

This site is for original character roleplaying. No characters from the show or movie are still alive on this forum. They died off, but their legends live on. Please do not incorporate any character names, histories, or personalities into your app(s).
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