Site Rules.  Aug 1, 2015 20:37:38 GMT -5
Post by Hellion on Aug 1, 2015 20:37:38 GMT -5
1. Be Respectful.
Goes without saying, it is important that everyone feels welcome and valued as a member. Treat everyone the way you want to be treated. We will not tolerate bullying and you will only get one warning. If you are having problems with another member, including staff, please take it up with the admin. If the problem is with the admin, bring it up to another staff member to get the problem resolved.
2. Be Active
School, friends, relationships and work are all important things in each of our lives. We as a whole recognize that everyone has a life but we ask that you be as active as you can. Activity Checks are done at random and at any time you need a break or something comes up please inform us via the absence board. If your account reaches 30 days of inactivity it will be marked red for deletion and characters are put on the NPC list. Posting in the absence board, posting in character or out of character will return your account to normal.Character Rules.
That is the currency here on Fate; it can be used in both the Site Shop and members' shops (prices may vary). Prey is earned by creating threads, posting, referring people and site events
2. Character Limits.
You get 15 characters free! Have fun! Any futures characters after that must be bought. To encourage posting the price for more characters is:25 prey x Amount of Characters
There is now a new cap on characters! 25 Characters Max
3. Unfinished & Adopted Characters
New character bios must be completed within 30 days. Kits who have yet to be born on the site may sit as long as necessary. Adoption is highly encouraged on Fate! However, please keep in mind that each member may have their own adoption rules to be followed. Please be respectful. Adopted cats may be reclaimed if the adopter has proven to be inactive, disinterested or has violated an adoption rule.
4. High Ranks
High Ranks are important and crucial so we have high expectations for those who play high ranks (HR). Member are allowed two high ranks NOT of the same time. Types are: Leadership: Clan Leaders & Deputies. Spiritual: Medicine Cat, Medicine Cat Apprentice and the Tribe's Healer.
Interested? To ensure only active members are considered, this criteria must be met first:1. Your account is at least 1 month old.
2. You have made at least 30 posts.
Please Note: you cannot hold two high ranks in the same Clan at the same time. Begging for a rank will automatically disqualify you for consideration. Chaining of high ranks is to be avoided unless circumstances demand otherwise.
At 100 moons of age, high ranked cats will need to have a successor in place.High Rank Duties Include:
For leadership roles, high rank roleplayers are expected to be active within their Clans. Clan leaders are expected to assign mentors and apprentices, perform ceremonies, pick out warrior names (unless already reserved), post in the seasonal Gathering and keep each Clan's info board up to date. In the event that a Clan leader is unable to post in the Gathering, that duty falls to the deputy.
For healing roles, healers are expected to care for their Clan, train an eventual successor, and attend seasonal Medicine Cat Meetings.
Note: Tribe ranks are similar but not exact: Deputy (Lead Cave-Guard, Lead Prey-Hunter) and Healer/Leader (Skyteller). More info here
5. Creative Characters.a. Only natural pelt and eye colors are allowed. Special Powers are NOT allowed.
b. Kits are not considered playable until 3 Moons of age.
c. For those making an elder, the max on-site age is 90 moons, with an additional 12 moons purchasable in the Site Shop.
d. Kittypets are not allowed.
e. Pay attention to the minimum word amount for each section under the character bio.
f. Keep an eye on the sideboxes for bans and needs in each Clan.
g. Herb knowledge is considered rare in non-medicine cat characters.
h. Special powers are given out by staff only.
Uncertain about your character's backstory, need help fleshing them out, or have questions? Please reach out to Staff. We're here to help!
6. NPC Characters
The FateDex holds lists of both active and inactive characters in every Clan. NPCs are free to be used as plot fodder, patrol filler, or as temporary rank holders. However, please check the name of the NPC's creator and gain permission from both the staff and the creator before killing them off.
"Culls" are routinely done by the staff if the number of NPCs gets out of hand. Favorite NPCs can be saved from the routine culls.
NPCs are created through the NPC Registration board, and are often family, friends or enemies of active characters. Some NPCs may have in-depth character bios; please take personalities into consideration when writing about them.
Parents to kits can be registered as NPCs, or they can be selected from two NPCs already in the Clan(s).
9. Apprentice Training
There is a provided thread where apprentices and their mentors are listed. The following requirements are needed to become a warrior. The threads can occur in any order.1. One Battle Training Thread
2. One Hunting Training Thread
3. One Border Patrol / Learning the Territory Thread
4. One Diplomacy Thread (attending a gathering or escorting medicine cats to the Medicine Cat Meeting)
5. Two season changes have occurred
Medicine Cat Training.1. One Defense Training Thread [Can be skipped if they were a warrior first]
2. Three different herb learning or procedure learning threads
3. One Medicine Cat Meeting.
4. Be at least 15 moons of age
To-Be Training.1. Two group-specific training threadsThe tribe values community and training is not limited between a to be and their guide. It can be done by anyone within their group.
2. Final Assessment
3. Two season change
If anyone has an inactive mentor or apprentice, or has concerns about training, please reach out to staff! Apprentice/Mentor assignments are done by Clan leaders, but the staff should be notified of any issues first.
Fallen behind? Hate writing battle threads? Training Passes can be purchased in the Site Shop. One training pass is allowed per apprentice.
Starting in September 2019, apprentices who reach 24 moons without completing all their training threads will be automatically made warriors during the seasonal updates. Apprentices that become warriors in this manner forfeit the right to have a played warrior ceremony and will simply have their information in the ranks updated accordingly.
12. Age RangeKits - 0-6 Moons
Apprentices - 6-18 Moons (typical, can be older but it is unusual, no older than 24 moons)
Warriors - 12-59 Moons
Senior Warriors - 60 Moons to 80 Moons
Elders - 80 Moons+
It is rare for the average cat to live past 90 moons. However, additional moons can be purchased in the Site Shop.
The exception are Healers and Medicine Cats, who can live up to 120 moons because of their connection to their ancestors.
NPCs will be killed off at 90+ moons, or shuffled throughout the Clan ranks as they hit these age milestones.Roleplay.
1. No Thread Limit
Don't spread yourself too thin. Only take part in what you can handle. Remember 3rd person posts only.
2. OCC Posts
Are limited to the OCC boards. It is okay to jot down a few notes for your roleplay partner but not an entire four paragraph story.
3. No Godmodding / Powerplaying / Double Posting.
Don't do it. Your cat is not a god, your cat can't auto-hit an enemy. Double posts will be deleted.
4. Finished Threads
When a thread is finished please post to the 'Thread Collection' discord channel to get it moved right away to avoid clutter.Mates & Kits Rules
Cats who are involved with one another (romance not required) are added to the Mate Tracker, where their relationship progress is kept. A matched pair must have had four threads together before they can have kits.
In the case of an active cat/NPC cat pairing, permission from the staff is required.
Once a cat couple decides to have a litter, their RPers contact staff, the in-character date will be marked, and the litter will be scheduled to arrive in three site-calendar weeks.
Alternatively, One Night Stands are a purchasable item in the shop.
Graphic mating is NOT allowed. Pregnancy can only occur between adult cats. NO pregnant apprentices.
The amount of kits is restricted by season.Leafbare - 2 kits maximum
Newleaf - 4 kits maximum
Greenleaf - 4 kits maximum
Leaf-fall - 3 kits maximum
One additional kit can be purchased in the site shop.
Special Note: Female Clan leaders, female and male medicine cats can also have kits. However, these items must be purchased in the shop. There may be additional in-character consequences. Medicine cats, regardless of gender, must step down in violation of the Medicine Cat Code.
Female deputies are allowed to have kits. Once close to their due date, female deputies will be put on Nursery Leave while a temporary deputy fills that job role. Female deputies may return to their duties after the kits are weaned.updated 4.15.19