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Winter, Year 1

Where is the snow? As autumn fades into winter, the temperatures are still unusually high, and excepting areas in high elevations and of normally frigid temperatures, snow refuses to fall. Even rain is hard to find these days, and as the crystal clear skies beat down upon the earth, not a cloud in sight, one can begin to wonder what is going on with the world. The golden grass is crisp and dry, and though the fires have slowed with the seasons, there is still a hint of smoke in the air, and every now and then a small one crops up. The rivers are beginning to dwindle to a trickle, and mud has dried into thick cracked clay.

General

Respect: Respect is key for every successful RP. When you join Legends of Amarna, you agree to be respectful of the staff, other players, guests, and the site itself. Please be polite, and mature when dealing with others. If you have a disagreement, please take it quietly to PM or to a staff member. This being said, please keep IC content IC. While we encourage IC drama, it needs to stay there and not carry over OOC.

Accounts: Legends of Amarna is an account per character site, so when you join please create your OOC account before any character accounts. Your OOC account needs to be linked in the proper profile field for easy access. Also, when registering character accounts, please do not type any names in the referral box. This will award the “referrer” dewdrops and is considered cheating.

Age: Due to the content found within the forum, members must be at least 16 years of age to join LOA and 18 to participate in mature threads..

Birthdate: Birthdate is required at the time of registration. Please include YOUR birthdate on ALL accounts, including character accounts. When choosing your character’s age, you may enter it into the age field.

Activity and Absences: Activity is strongly encouraged on LOA. However, we also understand that you have a life outside of LOA, and will not always have the ability to be around. If you will be gone for an extended period, please let us know on the absence board, to keep your accounts from deletion. If an account has not been logged in within three months it will be marked as inactive, and if it has not been logged into in six, it will be deleted. Please bear in mind that an account that has been removed due to inactivity will have to start over from scratch.

  • If you are an emperor, empress, or monarch, posting in the absences board will protect you from challenges for up to 30 days.
  • Between 30 and 60 days of the leader's absence, the land may be challenged for, but a regent or second in command may stand in for the leader if challenged.
  • Starting two weeks after the leader’s absence, the second in command and/or regent need to fulfill activity requirements.
  • If the main leader is gone for more than two months, the second-in-command or regent will be permitted to take over the land.
  • If there is no regent or second-in-command, and the land is challenged for between 30 and 60 days, the leader will have to meet the challenge or risk forfeiting the land to the challenger.
  • After 60 days, if there is no regent or second-in-command, the land will go to anyone who claims it.

Mature Threads: LOA is a 3 - 2 - 3 site. This means that language and violence are permitted along with some sexual content. Please mark all threads that are not suitable for those under 18 with the provided mature thread prefixes, and fade to black once things get serious.

  • Language: Strong language is allowed, however please moderate it, and most importantly do not direct it towards others. Name-calling of any kind is strictly prohibited.
  • Violence/Gore: Most violence and gore is permitted, however, please keep it realistic (i,e, no spurting blood), and keep others in mind when writing such topics
  • Sexual Content: While LOA does allow some sexual content, pornographic content of any nature is prohibited. Fade to black when things become graphic in nature, and keep others in mind while writing your posts. All threads with sexual content should be marked with the provided mature prefixes.
    • Any and all forms pedophilia (sexual content with those under the age of 18) including grooming, lewd thoughts/behavior, etc., are STRONGLY prohibited. Any member caught writing such things will be dealt with immediately.
    • Incestual relationships of any kind are not allowed on LOA. This includes relationships between close family members (brothers, sisters, parents, etc), and close relatives (first and second cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc). If for some reason incenstual relationships happen in the history, please be vague and be sure they do not carry over to present day relationships.
  • Drug use: While drug use is permitted on LOA, it should not be glorified and without specifics. Any threads with drug use should use the provided mature prefixes.
  • Trigger Warnings: Any threads that include triggers, such as extreme depression, suicide, self-harm, etc., should use a [TRIGGER], or [T] tag. Please do not glorify such topics to sound appealing, and keep others in mind when writing such material..

Tables and Formatting: Please do not change font colors in your threads unless you are using a table code. This is to keep colors from clashing with certain skins.

Member Store Items: Members may not sell in-game items to other members for real money or DA points. However, trading in-game items for artwork, other in-game items, holding contests, or selling for in game currency is permitted.

Advertising Other Sites: Please post advertisements to other sites on the PLUG-IN board ONLY. Failure to comply to this rule will get your posts deleted, along with a warning.

Advertising Artwork/Coding/etc: You are permitted to discuss advertisements to artwork and coding on the proper boards. You may also post links in the c-box as long as you keep it to a minimum and don't harass other members to buy your stuff. Lastly, all monetary and DA point transactions need to be discussed off-site. Staff are not responsible for member to member transactions.


In-Character

Setting: LOA in set set on the continent of Aspasia in pre-modern times (think high fantasy/medieval literature), so there aren't any cars, computers, trains, etc. (though modern lighting and clothing is permitted if desired).

Shape-Shifting:Even though LOA is a shape-shifter site, you are not required to have a human form for your character for your application to be approved. However, if you want to have your character shape-shift into a human, you must have an appearance for their human form written out for it to go into affect. Also, during conception, both characters should either be in human or their shifted form (so no human x animal conception threads), this also applies during birthing threads (humans cannot give birth to characters in animal form and vice versa). If for some reason a character gives birth to a child of another species (i.e. a horse giving birth to a wolf) it is totally acceptable, and things will turn out normally thanks to the magic in the land.

Literacy: Because LOA is an intermediate to advanced RP site, we require a minimum of 150 words in every IC post. We also encourage members to proofread their posts to reduce the chance of obvious spelling and grammatical errors.

Liquid Time: Liquid time is permitted on LOA. However, please bear in mind that threads occur chronologically, and that a thread started even 5 minutes before another will occur before the second thread. If you would like to make an exception to this (such as RPing out past scenes that need more detail), please contact a staff member for more information..

Tagging: LOA uses an automatic tagging system. The most reliable method of tagging is @[Character’s Name]. Make sure all capitalization is correct for the tag to work.

Entering Aspasia: Characters may or may not be residents of Aspasia to be played on LOA. For those new to the land, they may enter magically through one of the portals. While we suggest that you post new residents under The Portals board, portals are scattered all through the land of Aspasia (inevitably connecting to the main hub) so if you would like your character to enter elsewhere, they may do so.

Seasons: Seasons change on the first of every month, and a new year will roll over every four months.

Aging: Characters will age in the same way humans do and at the rate of one year every four months (four seasons). However, characters under the age of sixteen will be permitted to age as quickly as one year every week until their sixteenth birthday. After they reach sixteen years of age, they will begin a normal aging process.

Claiming: Characters may not claim another character or claim land until they are at least 18 years of age.

Challenging: Characters may not challenge for land until they are 18 years of age, have the minimum required followers for the land they are trying to claim AND a minimum of 10 IC posts. In addition to this, the member should have joined LOA at least 30 days prior to challenging. To see the full claims/challenging/battle guide, please follow this link.

Non-Player Characters (NPC's): Non-Player Characters: NPC’s are allowed for small functions on LOA. They can be used as shop-keepers, performers, etc. However, please keep it realistic and do not abuse this feature. If you would like someone to play a NPC for plotting purposes, please contact a staff member to let them know.


Chat Box

Chatspeak: Please keep chatspeak to a minimum. Occasional use of well known chat-speak such as "lol" and "brb" are acceptable as long as it's within reason.

Respect: Please keep c-box conversations appropriate. If someone is uncomfortable with a topic, please change the subject. The c-box is a public chat platform, and we want to show our best faces to guests, visitors, and members alike.

Maturity: Please be friendly and welcoming in the c-box. If you have a dispute, please take it privately or discuss it with a staff member..


Crediting and Images

Credits: Please include credits for all images and tables (including your own). This can be on the image, below the image, or at the bottom of the table. If possible, include a link to the artists or coder's DA in the credits. It can be as simple as a simple symbol at the bottom with a link to the site. As long as it's there and is easily accessible, you're good.

Images: Please only use images and/or designs that you have permission to use. Any images off of google, pinterest, or similar sites are strongly prohibited. Furthermore, please check with the rules of stock providers. Some providers have stricter rules for their images, please be sure that you are following them.

Profile Credits: Please be sure to credit all images you will be using on-site in your profile. There is a specific section for credits on your profile, so please be sure to link each one directly to the artist or artwork. This protects us from accusations of art theft, and insures that everyone and everything has been properly credited. Thank you!
*The code to link images is <*a href="URL">Link Name<*/a>. Just remove the stars and you should be good to go!

Style Tags: Yes! We do allow html and style tags in our posts. If you want to create a CSS table, please be sure to use [*style]and [*/style] tags, and that all line breaks and other white space (except spaces) are removed. This will ensure your lovely code will work properly. Good luck!

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