For Those Experienced in Play-By-Post RPG's:What is the site genre?
If a label is what makes you happy, then let's go with ORIGINAL MEDIEVAL FANTASY.What part of the world is this RP set in?
It is set in a fictional place called Speirling. It is set in a larger world, of course, but the lands beyond Speirling are not defined, and are up to your description. As of this time, we do not have the option to play in lands that are not contained within Speirling, for simplicity's sake.What lands are contained within Speirling?
Eacharnach, Foirfich, Gaothaidh, Murieach, Sgaithe, Teumnach, Riasglach Comh-Thaigeas (the latter of which isn't so much a kingdom as it is neutral ground). More information is in THIS THREAD
.What time period is SoS set during?
It is set roughly in Speirling's medieval/renaissance era. We're not too clear on exactly when. We allow some minor-to-moderate anachronisms.What species can I play as?
Humans, vampires, werewolves, centaurs, unicorns, satyrs, sidhe (fairies), sprites, dwarves, kelpies, goblins, changelings, nymphs, demigods, banshees and hybrids of the above. More information may be found in THIS THREAD
.May I play as an original species?
We are currently closed to more species being added to our list. We have more than enough and the opportunities to play hybrid characters, so please pick from the existing species.Do you require real-life play-bys, drawing play-bys or a mix?
We require real-life play bys (also known as PB's). If you need help selecting a play-by, PM Pip (this account) or Kel (Khalidah) or hit up the cbox for ideas. We DO NOT allow art. You may use art to supplement
your character's PB, but it must be secondary - e.i., your avatar MUST be using your character's face exclusively, and your signature must have at least one image of your PB, and it may not be tiny or badly-made purposefully to make a point. If you plan on joining just to troll us, especially on this point, we politely suggest you find somewhere else to play, as we all have better things to do than fight. This is one of the few things we are strict about. You may link
artwork to your character's signature.
We currently do not allow cosplayers or unnamed people as play-bys.
If, and only if, you are playing a non-humanoid character, such as a unicorn or a talking animal, you may use a photograph of an animal and in the case of unicorns, you may use realistic-looking art.Are gay characters allowed?
LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, etc) characters and players are welcomed with open arms. Be sure to check with the kingdom your character resides in to see if LGBTQ characters are accepted. In certain kingdoms, homosexual is frowned upon or forbidden. For certain races, such as the sidhe, bisexually is preferred to other sexual orientations. We are an ally-site and we do not support OOC bigotry.How do you deal with PBs of Color vs. White PBs in regard to character species?
The topic of [PB] race is not addressed in Speirling's lore, so you can use whatever face representation you feel best fits your character. We do not deal with the issue of race in relation to a PB's genetic makeup, meaning that IC-racism will all stem from the characters' species: sidhe, elf, goblin, human, etc, not their skin color. If you want to use a PB of color, then great. If you want to use a white PB, then great. PBs of mixed descent? Skin color in regards to ethnicity in terms of species is not addressed in our site's lore.What if I don't want to write my character's sexual orientation on my application?
Then you don't have to. If your character is questioning their sexual orientation or gender, that's cool, and it's helpful if you add that. If you still aren't sure of your character's sexual orientation when you create them, then that's okay as well.How many characters may I have?
You may have as many as you can keep active and we define that as: your first 2 characters may be created regardless of your previous activity, but after that:
You must update all of your current threads within the past two weeks or be the last person to post. If you have not received any replies on any of your threads in the past two weeks, contact an admin and we'll work something out so that you're existing characters can be active and you can create a new one. This activity requirement is for new characters only, not just creating activity for your existing ones.Do you have a Skype/Discord group chat going on?
No, we do not have one at this time. If you and another player wish to take your conversation to an off-site private messenger, then that's up to you.Can I reserve play-bys for my wanted ads?
No, you may not. If someone else creates a character with the face you had in mind for your wanted ad, you will have to find another. Never fear! Our staff and some other members on the site are skilled at finding all sorts of character face representation!