On the bones of the dead, we feast and dwell. Spires both umber and emerald surge from its nigh impenetrable derma, cerulean liquor flows from the highest peaks to the lowest depths, fields above flit between the antipode phases of bright day and ceaseless night, a heart still but wholesome rests at its center, constructs of stone and steel marking the progress of desire and the forbearance of those that came before; this is Terros, home to many a man and his cohorts, a relic of an age survived only by memories. Many ages fell and rose just as men and beast do with the rhythm of the skies. The very will of the world allows its existence, and the will of those that would call it home threaten to change their ways of life. Regardless, a home is a home, regardless of the turmoil it faces. Be it a war of devotion, a hunt for the ancient, or even a sight unlike any other, Terros finds itself host to many a life, and you are no different. Though it was not always this way, and that, is another story for another time. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Greetings, and welcome to the (Placeholder Name) OOC thread. (Placeholder Name) is a roleplay all about exploration, worldbuilding, and character development. This roleplay features a main story arc that is considered canon, and is a continuation of the pre-established story that flows through the veins of the lore. However, that does not limit your options to just that. Smaller threads may be made to promote tightly knit communities within the roleplay itself, and 1x1 roleplays are also encouraged, as long as they don't get out of hand. Though, they would have to be moderated by a GM such as myself, or someone who has been appointed the position. As for more details on the world, this is a fantasy to dark fantasy universe- some places are darker than others, in the literal and figurative sense. There are also different races, from the mundane man all the way up to the memorable echoes- each of which having an interesting take on the world. Creatures of all kinds roam the lands; wars of blood, steel, belief, and desire ravage the land. Powerful entities vie for control of the primordial forces of Terros and beyond, champions ages old and new rise to face the world, and desire runs rampant. For rules, I have prepared the following, and they may be added upon as time unfurls. Rules Please follow the rules of this forum, as well as the rules of common decency. The Iwaku rules supersede any rules posted here, and should there ever be a conflict of rules, the rules of the Iwaku as a whole will always take precedence over these rules. Avoid godmoding or metagaming. Those both will get you removed from the RP if it happens more than thrice, or if you are accused of such by a majority of the other players. If there is confusion about whether an action taken is metagaming or godmoding, consult your peers and then the GM. Try to keep things at a T for teen rating. There may be kids here darnit! More mature themes may be explored, but please do not indulge others in excess of these themes. These themes include: sexual actions, torture, abuse of persons or animals, or anything else that could be deemed offensive to the general populace. If you feel the need to do this, take it to a convo. Maturity and respect are what we have here. Except for when people post when they're inebriated. Please be as mature as possible and show some respect for the other players when speaking in OOC at all times. If any disputes occur that cannot be calmly solved with maturity and respect, instead of fighting, please instead report it to a GM, and watch the magic happen. The magic being moderation. TPN. Third person narration is the true form of that acronym. You must roleplay in third person. First and second person are acceptable within dialogue only. I apologize for this, but it is what I am used to. You may break this rule, and only this rule, but only if you ask nicely before the RP starts. After that you must do so for the entirety of that character's lifespan. Posting Out of Character. If you do ever need to say something in the IC thread that is OOC, please use ((double parentheses)) and tag any people that it applies to. Replying & Roleplaying Requirements. Requirements for replies go as follows: Replies must contain at least five full sentences, consisting of no less than three words each, and follow traditional grammar and writing conventions. The more detailed a post, the more the story can change and advance. One liners only make things harder and make others struggle to find a response. So please, play nice and be mindful. Combat must be taken in attempts, not straightforward attacks, especially in PvP, if things ever come to that. GM posts shrug off this rule, as GM posts are seen as final. Combat outcomes will be decided upon by many factors, and generally by the judgment of what the GM sees as fitting or correct for the scenario. If talking to someone in character, do not be afraid to tag them so they know, just make sure to refer to the out of character posting rules. GM posts are considered final. GM stands for Game Master/Game Manager, and they should be treated as such. They created the rules, and generally the roleplay itself. Unless general consensus overrules, they are the primary source of rule enforcement and roleplay management. Do not argue with the GM, unless you have everyone else join in too. Then it is not an argument- it is meeting. Consensus will always overthrow the rule of one in this RP, as long as it is done in a peaceful manner. Death and other bad, bad things. Character death is a threat, and can come at any time beyond the first post. Characters may be subject to: blunt force trauma, sharp force trauma, the force trauma, emotional trauma, mental trauma, T for Teen torture, other injuries, disease, bankruptcy, job termination, illness, identity theft, name-calling, death threats and various forms of strenuous activity.