Elswood Academy [OOC]

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  1. WELCOME TO ELSWOOD ACADEMY, an institution devoted to helping you realize the full potential of your unique superhuman abilities. Do not fear our school, new student. We are here to help you. Do not try to escape us, new student. We promise THERE IS NO WAY OUT.



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    You don’t know what you are, but you know you were born different than the others. The signs had always been there, whether early on – lightning ripping through the sky as you cried in your mothers arms – or later, waking up on your fifteenth birthday to find yourself floating three feet off the bed. You put your ability on display for the whole world to see or you concealed it, far too afraid of what the world might do to you if they knew. Unfortunately, hiding from those with eyes everywhere is a futile effort. Regardless of whether you’ve tried to fight the truth, you are one of us, one of the elite.

    Making up a mere 0.00015 percent of the population, we are the statistical anomalies. There’s no official name for what we are. Out there, we would’ve been labeled FREAKS. In here, we’re the GIFTED; regardless of what our abilities have done or what they have the potential to do, they are gifts – special skills that to be honed, mastered. That’s where ELSWOOD comes in.

    Getting into ELSWOOD is the easy part: the majority of students don’t have a choice. Some families have a knack for churning out gifted children; they’re the lucky ones who attend of their own accord. The rest of us aren’t given that opportunity. We fall asleep in our own beds only to wake up somewhere else completely. There are no goodbyes, no last words. We’re welcomed with lethargy, four white walls, and the unsettling chill of an empty room.

    We’re told to proceed to the orientation room. We’re not sure how long we’re really in there, but we leave the room feeling dizzy. We can ask around but no one really knows where ELSWOOD is or how they got there. Some remember falling asleep in their own beds while others were taken using more aggressive methods. Some students don’t say anything at all, walking around in a daze.

    You could search for clues as to where we are but, from what we’ve heard, the stars can’t be mapped. They say there’s NO WAY OUT. Many have tried to leave on more than one occasion but the land that envelopes the school is seemingly endless. The forest extends for miles but no matter which direction you venture, you will always end up back where you began, trapped in a cycle that only ends if you turn back around and accept your fate.



    WELCOME TO ELSWOOD, NEW STUDENT.
    There are whispers in the halls, rumors of resistance, but those could just be rumors. After all, there’s nothing to fear, right? Nothing to resist. You’re safe here. YOU’RE HOME.




    ELSWOOD ACADEMY is a roleplay centered on the stories of individuals plucked from their everyday lives and unceremoniously dropped into a mysterious school that’s shut off from the outside world. For some, the academy is a haven, an opportunity to escape demons beyond the walls. For others, ELSWOOD might as well be hell on earth. On which side do you stand?




    We all hate reading the rules for a role-play but please take some time to read them and peruse the pages in the “About Elswood” and “Applying” sections of our navigation before applying.

    ACTIVITY AND ACCEPTANCE

    ACTIVITY

    Every Friday we will have an ACTIVITY CHECK. If you haven’t been active for five or more days since then, you will be given an activity warning. If you have not contacted us by the following Monday, you shall be banished to the depths of nothingness (Kickity - kick). If you abuse this system because you can only be active every three days or so, consider putting your character on either a semi or a full hiatus until you can be active.

    FORMATTING
    Paras, gifs and icons are the preferred format for interaction at Elswood. One liner paras aren’t allowed and action paras in asterisks, brackets, or anything of the sort aren’t encouraged. Students are given cellular devices (Don’t get any ideas. They only work within the school) so interaction can happen through them, but it shouldn’t be your character’s PRIMARY method of communication

    INTERACTING WITH EVERYONE
    It’s what all the cool kids are doing these days. Getting along with certain people is great, but everyone deserves to feel included. Even if you don’t feel your character will get along with another, that just makes for more excitement. We love excitement.

    MAJOR PLOTS
    All must major plots must be approved by admins before carried through. Some examples of major plots would include injuries, pregnancies & death. Or other things that could be offensive if handled irresponsibly (ex. mental illnesses & disabilities). If you aren’t sure if your plot idea is considered major, message us and we’ll clarify.

    TRIGGERING CONTENT
    Text Spoilers are necessary for all mature content and lengthy self paras. In addition all triggering content must be tagged. If you are unfamiliar with triggers, there is a list below this text. No matter how trivial it may seem to you, please respect other roleplayers’ wishes to have something tagged if it is triggering to them. Everyone deserves to feel safe here.

    Please be courteous to your fellow members and remember to tag the following triggers if you use them in any gif chats, paras, or other posts.
    • Ableism
    • Animal Abuse
    • Asylums/Abuse of Mental Health Patients
    • Bad Mothering
    • Blood
    • Cannibalism
    • Cissexism
    • Death
    • Domestic Violence
    • Eating Disorders
    • Emotional Abuse
    • Eye Horror
    • Eye-Involving Gore
    • Gore
    • Guns
    • Incest
    • Murder
    • Needles
    • Parent Suicide
    • Parent Depression
    • Pedophilia
    • Racism
    • Rape
    • Sexual Abuse
    • Suicide
    • Sexual Assault
    • Snakes
    • Spiders




    OOC INTERACTION

    GODMODDING
    Because this is a roleplay where characters have abilities such as overriding the willpower of others and reading minds, please be mindful of what can and cannot be done. If a roleplayer hasn’t given you clear permission to use their ability on your character, this is godmodding.

    OOC DRAMA
    Out of character drama is not tolerated. We operate on a three strikes system but if your infraction is major and we feel you’re deliberately disregarding or bending the rules before your third strike, we will not hesitate to remove you from the roleplay.

    IMPORTANT
    If you have a problem with anyone or anything in the roleplay, even if it involves one of the admins and a decision we’ve made, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’ve been in roleplays where coming forward with issues meant those issues were hushed and swept under a rug. We don’t want anyone to be silenced or feel like the villain for speaking up. We want this to be a safe place where people can openly express what they feel without fear. If something offends you or causes you any discomfort, we will hear you out and we will try our best to remedy the situation.

    FOR EXISTING MEMBERS

    MULTIPLE CHARACTERS
    We allow each roleplayer to have three characters maximum at Elswood. Of those characters, only two can be of the same gender or race

    FOR EXAMPLE:
    You cannot play all four remaining members of One Direction (Too soon?) here but you could play Harry Styles, Sang Woo Kim and Frieda Pinto. In this example, two are POC and they could all be different genders depending on how you chose to have them identify.

    THE RULES ABOVE
    They may seem unreasonable but it keeps members from doing things like playing seven different average looking white men or hoarding all the members of a boy band or a girl group simply because they like their faces. Exploring different genders and ethnicities is an important part of the role-playing experience.

    LEAVING THE ROLEPLAY?
    We’re sad to see you go but please give us prior notice (Preferably 48 hours before you will leave). Send us a message and wait for us to reply before going inactive. We may be able to integrate your characters' departure into happenings around the school in a very mysterious, very Elswood way.

    Now we’ll be cliche and say: above all, have fun! If you have any questions or concerns, message the main and one of the admins will try to help you as best we can.





    Q & A




    GENERAL



    WHAT HAPPENS WHEN STUDENTS GRADUATE ELSWOOD? WHEN WILL ELSWOOD'S REBELLION HAPPEN?
    A big part of Elswood is the mystery surrounding events like graduation, revolution and what happens once you’re on the outside. Try and accept that mystery.

    ARE YOU LOOKING FOR CO-ADMINS
    We're not looking for co-admins at the moment.

    WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE EDITS AND STOCK PHOTOS FOR ELSWOOD?
    That'd be Admin Darling!

    WILL YOU HAVE A CUTOFF FOR THE NUMBER OF MEMBERS?
    Yes, when we feel that Elswood has gotten too crowded, we will hold off on accepting applications.

    HOW ACTIVE ARE YOU?
    Horrible question to ask. Next question, please.





    UNIFORMS



    DO THE PHONES HAVE CASES?
    It’s plausible that phone cases could be sold in the Points store to keep them from getting damaged and needing to be replaced. Keep in mind though that the cases would probably have to be black and white or use division colors.

    CAN THE STUDENTS WEAR THE UNIFORMS FROM ANOTHER DIVISION OUT OF CLASS? (FOR EXAMPLE, I'M A TERRA, AND I WEAR TERRA CLOTHING, BUT DURING SOCIAL EVENTS, OR OUT OF CLASSROOM, CAN I WEAR SOME OTHER DIVISION'S UNIFORM? E.G; AQUA, ETC.
    All students can only wear (and purchase) clothing in their own colors.


    CAN MALE STUDENTS WEAR MAKE-UP?
    They sure can! Students of all genders can chose to express themselves in whatever way they please.

    CAN YOU ELABORATE MORE ON CLOTHING, PLEASE?
    They dress the same way a private school would save a few things
    • They’re more lenient when it comes to “modesty” meaning there won’t be any teachers going around measuring skirt lengths and telling girls to cover up their shoulders.
    • The clothes have no gender. Regardless of what you identify as, every student gets the blouses, button downs, skirts and dress pants in the starter pack so those who want to experiment can.
    • Outside of school, students can wear what’s in the gym/leisure pack
    • The blazers aren’t mandatory.
    Because of what’s listed above, saying they dress the same wouldn’t be 100% accurate. There’s a lot of freedom and mix and match opportunity. There are no other articles of clothing at the moment but if all student stayed inside of their division colors, moved outside of traditional gender roles and behaved well enough to earn points, they’d have a mountain of clothing to choose from.

    The devices are definitely unhackable, and many students have tried and failed. As for possessions, the students are stripped of all their things, including clothing; so the given uniforms are technically all they have to wear.


     
    #1 Darling, Apr 21, 2016
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  2. SO YOU’RE MAKING AN OC, HUH?

    If during your time in the roleplaying community, your go-to characters have been upper/middle class, heterosexual, white, able-bodied, cisgender ones, we’re here to say we forgive you and it’s time to explore new options.

    PICKING A FACECLAIM

    There’s a plethora of faceclaim options out there. If you’re stumped, check out these links:

    CULTURAL DIVERSITY

    If you’re from somewhere other than the USA and you’re tired of making all your characters American because the setting of the roleplay forces you to, guess what? You don’t have to here! People from all over the world come to Elswood and no one knows where it is! Elswood truly is the melting pot America never had.

    If you’d like to explore giving your character a nationality OR religion different from your own, a masterlist can be found here.
    CONNECTIONS

    Our bios are separated into division so getting to know about the characters in each could be helpful before you reach out to try and establish connections. Character requests by members can also be found here

    ABILITIES

    When picking an ability for your character, keep in mind that they’re going to a school that well help them hone their abilities. Someone attending Elswood for the first time should not have full control over their powers and no character should have more than one.

    DIVISIONS

    Base your division choice off your character. Don’t base your character off of your division choice. It’s imperative that if you’re making your own character, you don’t build it around the short description we’ve given of each division.

    When picking a division for your character, make sure to read the descriptions carefully to make sure you’ve picked the right fit for your character. Take into account not only who they are at this moment in time, but what they have the potential to be.


    Elswood's Divisions are based off of the Four Temperaments. Finding your character's temperament takes less than five minutes and can be done here. Answer honestly and don't retake the test if your result isn't what you wanted. Also take note that the colors on this website do not match the colors of our divisions to avoid writing the wrong one on your application.




    VENTUS
    Element: Air
    Temperament: Melancholic
    Colors: Light & Dark Grey



    IGNIS
    Element: Fire
    Temperament: Choleric
    Colors: Golden Rod & Orange



    TERRA
    Element: Earth
    Temperament: Sanguine
    Colors: Brown & Green



    AQUA
    Element: Water
    Temperament: Phlegmatic
    Colors: Light & Navy Blue





    SUPERHEROES AND DISABILITIES

    • Added April 22th, 2016 — If you plan on making an original character with a disability, please refer to the text below before creating your character.



    So, lets talk about disabilities and superpowers. When you have a superpower or an magic device that negates or “makes up for” a disability, you get what is called Disability Superpower: a trope that is so common, it has it’s own TvTropes page. An example of this could be Emma from Heroes who is deaf, but can see sound waves. Gazelle from Kingsman who is an amputee, but has lethal metal prosthetics. There’s always a “but” for these characters that makes the audience deem the disability an acceptable one. This is something we want to stay away from. We’re not here to encourage the idea that if you have to have something else to balance you out because your disability took so much away from you! Another thing that we need to be aware of is are combinations of superpowers that border on ableist. The ones that are made to seem quirky. Your original character with tourettes who teleports every time he tics isn’t the right fit for our role-play. (Hopefully they aren’t the right fit for other role-plays as well, but that’s not our decision to make.) There are so many opportunities for disabled characters that don’t involve making up for/making a mockery of the disability and we encourage you to explore them.




    BANNED ABILITIES [Subject to change]
    • Omniscience - Should be self-explanatory
    • Dual Mind - Essentially Dissociation Identity Disorder
    BANNED FCs
    In addition to admin faceclaims and those who are under 18, the following FCs aren’t allowed in Elswood. The faceclaims are copied and pasted from a list compiled by duskrph on Tumblr. For explanations, see the list here.
    • Acacia Brinley
    • Alex Pettyfer
    • Alicia Danielle Medina
    • Ashley Osborn
    • Dahvie Vanity (David Jesus Torres)
    • Devin Ghost Sola
    • Emma Roberts
    • Evan Peters
    • Felice Fawn
    • Ian Nelson
    • Ian Watkins
    • Jake McElfresh
    • Jared Leto
    • Jason Viohni
    • Jenn Cino
    • Lisa Ruocco
    • Matt Prokop
    • Mark Eshleman
    • Michael Kuza
    • Morgan Joyce
    • Plum Suicide
    • Ronnie Radke
    • Sam Pepper
    • Sarah (Orzechowski) Urie
    • Stephen Collins
    • Stephen Gomez
    • Sydney Sierota
    BANNED BACKSTORIES

    TW: RAPE
    Something we’ve seen in an increasing amount of backstories lately has been what we call a rape catalyst. This is when rape is used for a character to discover their power. While rape is definitely a valid background, using it as a catalyst for your character to discover their power tends to belittle the incident. Instead of being a traumatic experience, it’s just something that happened, but was “solved” through them using their powers, which feels disrespectful to victims of sexual assault.



    AGREED? PROCEED HERE.

     
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    THE FOREST

    The forest surrounding our esteemed school extends for a (Distorted number followed by some laughter) mile radius but of course you won't make it that far. After about half a mile, you'll begin to feel lightheaded, maybe even nauseous. If you continue to fight through it, you'll find yourself slowly slipping into a state of unconsciousness until you wake up right back at wherever you first began feeling ill at ease.

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    THE LAKE

    Elswood's lake is used not only for recreational purposes but for training students with water-related abilities as well. Training for abilities that include but aren't limited to aquakinesis, marine manipulation, leptokinesis and aquatic respiration happen here.

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    THE CLASSROOMS

    All classrooms in Elswood are outfitted with some of the most innovative technologies of the 21st century. Not only are labs able to neutralize abilities but they are also fire and sound proof.

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    THE CAFETERIA

    Breakfast lunch and dinner are served here at the times listed above. Breakfast and Dinner are both served buffet style while lunch offers four choices: The meal of the day, pizza, cold sandwiches and the salad bar.

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    THE ORIENTATION ROOM

    Once you have completed orientation upon you arrival, you are never allowed to reenter the orientation room. Do not attempt to re-enter the orientation room under any circumstances. Do not attempt to re-enter the orientation room under any circumstances. Do not attempt to re-enter the orientation room under any circumstances. Do not attempt to re-enter the orientation room under any circumstances. Do not attempt to re-enter the orientation room under any circumstances. Do not attempt to re-enter the orientation room under any circumstances. Do not attempt to re-enter the orientation room under any circumstances. Do not attempt to re-enter the orientation room under any circumstances. Do not attempt to re-enter the orientation room under any circumstances.

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    LEO'S LOUNGE

    More commonly known as the teacher's lounge, this is where many of the staff and faculty who hate the commotion of the cafeteria come to eat and relax. Also, see that block of wood in between those two chairs right there? That's Leo. No, we didn't name a coffee table Leo. That block of wood is actually a human being. One day, he just morphed into a block of wood and he hasn't changed back since. We're not sure how he survives being a block of wood and all. How does he get sustenance? Maybe he roams around at night, living off of scraps. All we know is he doesn't like coffee ring stains so please use a coaster. And yes, students are prohibited.

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    THE COMMON AREA

    The student's common area is similar to the teachers lounge minus the fact that there are no sentient blocks of wood living in the common area. Many students come here to lounge, study, chill as the cool kids say. The pods below the orange and green lounge areas hold video walls for movie nights. Students can reserve spots in the pods at the main office.




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    SINGLE DORM ROOMS

    Upon request and with valid reason, students can be housed in one of the limited number of single rooms available at Elswood. No, "I hate everyone" isn't a valid reason.

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    RESTROOMS

    Where people do their business ... Four restrooms are on each floor; two near the staircase going down, and two near the staircase going up.

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    THE SHOWERS

    Adjacent to the bathrooms near the dorm level of Elswood are the showers. These are co-ed and come with frosted glass shower doors. Each floor has two showers; one near the staircase going down, and one near the staircase going up.

    Though co-ed, the seniors of Elswood could vaguely remember an incident that took place three years ago. The students created a law where the showers on the left were for females, and the right for males. Of course, this isn't a law in Elswood officially, though many senior students usually still follow this.

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    THE POOL

    Our indoor pool is open 12 hours day and features both a lap pool and a recreational pool. There are no lifeguards on duty so swim at your own risk. We are not responsible for anything. Anything.

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    THE FITNESS CENTER

    Pump iron in our 24 hour fitness center. Like the rest of the school, only the finest equipment is used here. Strength related classes are taught here as well.

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    THE TRAINING AREA

    Adjacent to the fitness center, this is where all hand to hand combat takes place. The floors are padded, the walls are reinforced and the glass is unbreakable to prevent any accidents.


     
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  4. DIVISION POSITIONS


    Elswood's Divisions are based off of the Four Temperaments.

    Finding your character's temperament takes less than five minutes and can be done here.
    Answer honestly and don't retake the test if your result isn't what you wanted.
    Also take note that the colors on this website do not match the colors of our divisions to avoid writing the wrong one on your application.





    STUDENT ADVISERS

    These are the students that the Elements have chosen to take under their wing. Similar to the prefects, student advisers control the activity of their division, proficiently and responsible. Of course, there are some student advisers that seem to stray away from those traits. Prefects bow down to student advisers; no matter what division they're in.

    Student advisers are selected around the three month peak of the first semester, and are called probationary student advisers. They carry out the duties of a normal student adviser, and only one is selected in a handful. Their position as a student adviser begins around the start of the second semester.

    They make the decisions for the division; it is in their power to either make their division fail, or succeed.

    Only juniors can be chosen as a probationary student adviser.


    PREFECTS

    They're the ones who keep all the chaos out, the ones who keep the division from falling apart. They maintain the peace and balance of a division. Though students can choose not to listen to their demands, they manage to do the job.

    Identical to the probationary student advisers, probationary prefects carry out the duties of prefects. A few are selected in a handful from each division, and their position as a prefect also begins around the start of the second semester.

    Their duties include patrolling the area during half of their leisure time and extra-curriculars.

    Only juniors can be chosen as a probationary prefect.


    (Note: Students that join as a senior can become a student adviser or prefect, if asked.)

    STUDENTS

    Well, the mundane ones.


     
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  5. ELSWOOD ACADEMY HANDBOOK



    RULES
    • Elswood is a school that accepts students regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or any other factor. Bullying will not be tolerated.
    • The woods aren’t forbidden, but after a certain point, you won’t want to continue walking.
    • Do not attempt to breach the security of any electronic device.
    • Drugs, Alcohol and Drug paraphernalia are prohibited
    • Prescription drugs are prohibited. Any prescriptions that needs to be taken must be administered at the health suite.
    • Any and all weapons are prohibited.
    • Vandalism is prohibited.
    • Insubordination is not tolerated
    FAILURE TO OBEY THESE RULES IS AN INFRACTION AND WILL BE DEALT WITH ACCORDINGLY.




    CLASSES
    • Every student is required to pick core classes, and electives.
    • Every student is required to take Physical Education classes to promote a healthy lifestyle.
    • All students will convene in our dining hall for lunch at the same time
    • Skills classes occur at the end of the day and are held for two times the length of a normal class.
    CORE CLASSES
    Select 3
    • English
    • Literary Analysis & Composiiton
    • American Literature
    • British & World Literature
    • English Second Language [If applicable]
    Select 3
    • World History
    • World Cultures
    • Current World Events
    Select 3
    • Global Economics
    • Pre-Algebra
    • Algebra I & II
    • Geometry
    • Pre-Calculus/Trignonometry
    • Calculus I & II
    Select 3
    • Earth Science
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Physics
    OTHER ELECTIVES
    Select 2
    • Spanish
    • French
    • German
    • Latin
    • Portugese
    • Chinese
    • Japanese
    • Korean
    • Indonesian
    Select 2
    • Teaching Assistant (Seniors Only)
    • Women in Literature
    • Cultural Voices
    • Creative Writing
    • The History of Special Abilities
    • Martial Arts
    • Archery
    • Chorus
    • Band
    SKILL CLASSES
    Select 2
    • Communication: From Astral to Zoological
    • Shapeshifting
    • Advanced Shapeshifting
    • Better, Faster, Stronger
    • Mental Manipulation 101
    • Advanced Mental Manipulation
    • Mind Games
    • Mastering The Four Elements
    EXTRA-CURRICULARS
    Select 2
    • Student Activities Committee
    • Digital Newspaper
    • Yearbook
    • Debate Team
    • Academic Decathlon
    • Art Club
    • Drama Club
    • Chess Club
    • Green Club
    Select 2
    • Cheer/Spirit Squad
    • Field Hockey
    • Lacrosse
    • Soccer
    • Swimming/Diving
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Water Polo
    • Self Defense




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    All students attending Elswood Academy are issued uniforms. Students are expected to wear the colors that coincide with their division during all instructional time. There will be no swapping of division uniforms under any circumstances.

    Additional items including jewelry, watches, makeup, playing cards and board games can be purchased from Elswood’s School store using credits from the Academy’s points system. More information on our points system can be found below.

    School uniforms can be mixed and match to however the student pleases, however, if a student is prohibited to be clothed in another division's uniform. Any student caught doing so will result in the deduction of points ranging from the amount of clothing that belongs to the opposite division.

    Shirts for both females and males must be worn underneath their division's sweater-vest or sweater, along with a skirt for the females, or a pair of pants for both males and females. A bow tie of their division's colors must be worn over their vest at all times. Students are allowed to take off their sweater-vests and vests during hot weather.

    Bow ties are worn by average students, while ties are worn by the prefects and student advisers. Any misuse of ties and bow ties will result in the deduction of 500 points.

    Shoes must be kept pristine and clothing should be ironed without a crease. Students are to leave their soiled clothing in a laundry bag provided in their rooms and place them outside of their rooms. Complaints can be launched anytime necessary if services by our school-staff are deemed insufficient to the student's liking.

    By the second week of the first semester, students should be dressed in their respective uniforms. Any exceptions to this law shall result in detention from up to 2 hours.





    ELSWOOD STARTER PACK
    Provided in a bundle upon awaking.

    All students, faculty and staff are issued the following items regardless of division or gender.



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    GYM / LEISURE STARTER PACK
    Provided in a bundle upon awaking.

    All students, faculty and staff are issued the following items regardless of division or gender.



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    DIVISION TIES
    Available to purchase at 50 points each.

    Tthe following items can be purchased by student advisers and prefects, and worn as an alternative to the ties offered in their division starter pack. Student advisers and prefects may only purchase ties with their division colors.


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    TERRA STARTER PACK
    Available to purchase at 500 points.

    The following items are issued to the TERRA division only and cannot be purchased by or exchanged with other divisions.


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    IGNIS STARTER PACK
    Available to purchase at 500 points.

    The following items are issued to the IGNIS division only and cannot be purchased by or exchanged with other divisions.


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    AQUA STARTER PACK
    Available to purchase at 500 points.

    The following items are issued to the AQUA division only and cannot be purchased by or exchanged with other divisions.


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    VENTUS STARTER PACK
    Available to purchase at 500 points.

    The following items are issued to the VENTUS division only and cannot be purchased by or exchanged with other divisions.


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    LEISURE
    Available to purchase for 100 points each.

    The following items can be purchased by every Elswood student. They can be worn outside of the classroom. All outerwear is embroidered with Elswood's insignia.



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    BACKPACKS & BAGS
    Additional bags available to purchase at 100 points each.

    One of the following items are issued to every Elswood student. They are to pick ONE bag out of the four choices. Additional bags can be purchased for points. Like Elswood's outerwear, all bags are embroidered with Elswood's insignia.



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    MISCELLANEOUS
    Available to purchase for 100 points each.

    The following items can be purchased by students and worn or applied in combination with any of the above.


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    ELSTECH



    Elswood is home to some of the most advanced technology. These electronics were specifically designed for the Academy and are designed to communicate with those inside Elswood. In addition to communication, these devices are used to navigate through the school, unlock dorm rooms and check into classes. Teachers have the right to check your device at any time. Failure to hand over your device when prompted will result in a visit to one of Elswood’s detention rooms.



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    AGENDA

    (Images above extracted from a Aqua student's device.)

    Students can view their schedules, points totals and grades via the agenda app. The app gives alerts for various occurrences: when due dates are nearing closer, when a teacher leaves a comment on an assignment, when points are earned or taken away. A record of all this activity is kept and it cannot be deleted, but alerts for all of these can be turned on and off in the settings menu.


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    ELSWOOD POINTS

    (Images above extracted from a Terra student's device.)

    The points system is put in place to encourage students who attend the Academy to treat others with respect, encouraging the development of positive, respectful habits for the Academy and beyond.
    HOW POINTS ARE EARNED
    For every day without incident, two points will be issued. Work Study - Students have the opportunity to volunteer for various work study positions including teachers assistant, sports game announcer, health suite assistant. The amount of points given to the student is determined by the faculty or staff member offering said work study.

    HOW POINTS CAN BE LOST
    Any infraction will result in not only detentions, but points will be deduced depending on the severity of the infraction.

    HOW POINTS ARE STORED
    Points are stored on devices provided by Elswood. Points will not be shared between students for any reason.



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    SOCIAL APPS

    (Images above extracted from a Terra and Aqua student's device.)

    Elswood's social media app is a micro-blogging platform similar to Twitter, Instagram and Vine. Users of the platform can interact with each other unfiltered, the same way you would outside of Elswood. Students automatically follow new residents of Elswood but they can be un-followed or blocked at any time. Like iMessage, texts can be sent back and forth between one or more users. Images and conversations can be deleted on the ElsTech device itself, but they can still be accessed by the school's IT department if need be.



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    NAVIGATION

    (Images above extracted from a Ignis student's device.)

    Elswood's software doesn't approve tardiness or skipping classes. Students must manually check into each class with their ElsTech device when they enter. Dorm rooms are locked and can only be opened remotely using devices as well.



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    TRANSLATOR

    (Images above extracted from a Ventus student's device.)

    Because Elswood is home to people from all over the world, efficient communication is key for a positive learning environment. Elswood offers an app for those who wish to communicate in another language and brigde that language gap.



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    ACCESSIBILITY

    (Images above extracted from a Aqua student's device.)

    All of Elswood's technology comes equipped with a voice activated, hands free communication option and can be used to assist those who may not be able to see or type.



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    (Images above extracted from a faculty member's device.)

    Faculty and certain staff members are granted access to student files. These files include information such as:
    • Full Legal Name
    • Points
    • Division
    • Date and Place of Birth
    • Gender
    • Height and Weight
    • Eye and Hair Color
    • Medical Conditions
    • Medications
    • Allergies
    • Hometown
    • Languages Spoken
    • Familial Information
    • Infractions or Obligations the Student May Have




    ELECTRONICS



    Elswood is home to some of the most advanced technology. These electronics were specifically designed for the Academy and are designed to communicate with those inside Elswood. In addition to communication, these devices are used to navigate through the school, unlock dorm rooms and check into classes. Teachers have the right to check your device at any time. Failure to hand over your device when prompted will result in a visit to one of Elswood’s detention rooms.

    Students are also issued laptop for research and assignments. Any improper use of Elswood intranet will result in disciplinary action. Pre-approved movies and television shows can be purchased using Elswood Points and viewed on provided laptops.



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    HOUSING



    To assure the best fit, roommates are assigned by gender and division. Those who identify differently or have reservations regarding living situations with the same or other genders can submit a single room request. Request slips can be found in your divisions office.

    In addition to housing, dorm rooms can also be used to contain dangerous and or rule-breaking students if needed. Once inside, doors can be locked and powers can be hindered. Those living with a student who have been detained will be assigned a temporary room to sleep in until their roommate is free to leave their room.

    Students will be sorted before hand and given their schedule and housing papers in the orientation room. Lost of papers will result in the deduction of 1000 points before giving another copy of their schedule and housing papers.


    ROOM CHECKS OCCUR RANDOMLY THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOL YEAR TO ENSURE THE ACADEMY THAT EVERY STUDENT HAS NOTHING TO HIDE.


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    ELSWOOD POINT SYSTEM



    The points system is put in place to encourage students who attend the Academy to treat others with respect, encouraging the development of positive, respectful habits for the Academy and beyond.

    Students begin with a 1000 points.


    HOW POINTS ARE EARNED

    For every day without incident, two points will be issued.
    Work Study - Students have the opportunity to volunteer for various work study positions including teachers assistant, sports game announcer, health suite assistant. The amount of points given to the student is determined by the faculty or staff member offering said work study.


    HOW POINTS CAN BE LOST

    Any infraction will result in not only detentions, but points will be deducted depending on the severity of the infraction.

    HOW POINTS ARE STORED

    Points are stored on devices provided by Elswood. Points will not be shared between students for any reason.





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    MANAGEMENT HIERARCHY



    HEADMISTRESS ANYA ELSWOOD

    Headmistress Anya precides over Elswood Academy. If you wish to speak with her … try wishing for something else. Anything else.

    THE ELEMENTS

    Reporting directly to Anya Elswood are four appointed teachers. One teacher is assigned to each division. In addition to communicating with head mistress, each Element is responsible for overseeing their division. Despite meeting with the headmistress on several occasions, none of The Elements can recall what she looks like or any details of meeting her.

    STUDENT ADVISERS

    Student advisers are elected once every month. Listening to the concerns of students, these advisors meet weekly to discuss school issues and their possible solutions, reporting to the Elements who then report to Headmistress.

    PREFECTS

    Somewhat similar to the student advisers, prefects keep the peace of the school in check and the calamity at bay, although some prefects are actually reliable, some aren't quite like the others ...




    DESIGNATED PLACES OF WORSHIP


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    We are aware that our students come from a variety of different religious backgrounds, the Academy offers an interfaith prayer room for those who wish to use it. This room can only be entered using Elswood devices and will not be used for anything other than religious purposes.
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    NURSE'S SUITE



    In addition to basic care, students can receive contraceptives, feminine hygiene products and chest binders here. To receive a chest binder, the student must fill out a form ahead of time and complete a brief test that ensures the school they know how to use them safely. Hours for the nurses office are 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. For after hours emergencies, please report to the main office.




    VISITING HOURS & VACATION DAYS



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    #5 Darling, Apr 22, 2016
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  6. I am interested in this, are the signatures open yet? Because idea sounds REALLY interesting.
     
  7. Whoa. This looks awesome.
     
  8. Not yet, I still have a lot of stuff to put on the thread.

    Though it'll be done by next Thursday at least.

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  9. Definitely interested >^>/ Looks absolutely amazing, I can't wait to see what else'll be added between now and next Thursday
     
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  10. You know by now that I am totally in for this^^ already have ideas for three chars.
     
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  11. I've been silently watching this thread since it first came out with little information. I'm pretty much all in for this to say the least.
     
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  12. #12 Darling, May 5, 2016
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  13. Going to work but if you want when I get home I can tag some peeps.
     
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  14. I'm in, the creativity, foreshadowing and overall detail just made my day. Will sign up shortly<3
     
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    Lovely, thank you for your interest in this role-play!
     
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  17. @Justin The Mad Prince

    Advertising skills on point; thank you.

    I'm making more phone edits, and I'm struggling to find stock, ew.
     
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