♦ Nobody's perfect, but we do expect good grammar and spelling in each post.
♦ We only have a 100 word word count, but as stated above, we are expecting quality writing.
♦ No sexist, racist, homophobic, etc. remarks will be tolerated. There will be punishment if something like this occurs. It's best to stay away from topics like religion, politics, etc. in the cbox. We are completely LGBTQ friendly.
♦ This is a site for mature roleplayers. Not as far as content - we observe the TOS and everything should be kept PG-13 - but as far as mental maturity. We're asking that members be at least be 15 to join the site in order to fit in with the community. If we deem (at any age) that you are not acting with appropriate maturity for this site, then we reserve the right to ask you to leave.
♦ Absolutely no godmodding or powerplaying will be tolerated unless agreed on between two players ahead of time. The only exception is mentioned below in the 'Herds' section.
♦ No wolfspeak, aka 'using a thesaurus every other word to make your posts nearly unreadable and NOT poetic, if that's what you're going for'. We're nostalgic, but we're not THAT nostalgic.
♦ Post in the Away board if you will be gone for any reason. Anyone who has been gone without notice for two weeks or longer is subject to have their account deleted.
♦ Respect everyone. Be nice to everyone. We're all here to have fun.
♦ Don't use text colors that are hard to read. We will tell you if you need to change it, but we'd prefer it if we didn't have to.
♦ When you post your bio, wait for it to be accepted by a staff member. Do not post as your character anywhere on the board until approved.
♦ Please register with an OOC account (which is where you'll receive most direct PMs) in addition to character accounts.
♦ Character accounts are categorized by herds! If your herd changes, be sure to notify an admin.
♦ Small avatars are 150 x 150, mini profile background (larger avatar) is 250 x 250
♦ When your character is accepted, it will be automatically placed in the 'Loner' category. Whenever you're ready to change that (even if it's immediately), please post in the Staff Request thread and we'll change it!
♦ For each account you make, you'll want to immediately change the posting default to BBC Code and Enable Drafts. If you post the creation form in preview rather than BBC Code, you'll have to fix the extra spaces.
♦ The word count minimum is 100 words. This shouldn't be hard. If you have trouble with this count on a good day, then this may not be the site for you.
♦ Your character must be accepted by a staff member. If it hasn't been accepted yet, you may not post anywhere with that character.
♦ We use real horse colors and genetics. If you're unsure what color a horse is that you'd like to use, please ask! If something needs to be changed for your character to be accepted, please do so.
♦ We don't use breeds here. Instead, we ask that your character be specified as hotblood, warmblood, draft, or pony. What does this mean? You can have chestnut on a Friesian build if you want to! You just can't call it a Friesian, because we don't have breeds.
♦ You can also create donkeys with the same rules as above! However, know that if they have a foal with a horse, they are going to be infertile.
♦ MOST horses on the site will be from the area. They can come from outside, but it will have been a very hard journey - think Rocky Mountains separating these lands from any others.
♦ We prefer that posts be in third person, past tense.
♦ We don't have any magic here of any kind.
♦ If you're going to have a horse with a mental disorder, be sure that you've done your research.
♦ You can create a pregnant mare, but you need to fill out a separate creation form for the foal as a separate character.
♦ We've got a specific social dynamic on the site. Horses from the Northern Territories usually look down on those from the southern territories and very rarely visit there. Those born in the North generally stay in the north, and may have been there for generations. Sometimes a horse from the South can 'get in' to the North and be accepted into a herd, but it's fairly rare, frowned upon, and generally highly regulated by the herd leaders. Generally if you're born in the South, you stay there. Your horses don't have to follow these guidelines, but understand that, in the past, this has been the culture of dislike on both sides.
♦ Herd leaders have the option to lightly powerplay those that come onto their lands. No permanent damage or serious injuries, and it will be monitored by staff.
♦ Each member may only be lead of one herd at a time. Share the love!
♦ Herd leaders can be challenged. Any equine of age (two or older) can challenge for any herd.
♦ To claim an empty herd, post a 'claiming thread' and tag the staff members in the post and/or in the Discord.
♦ Herds must have a thread in the board that lists the members in some way, and it must be kept updated.
♦ Herds can be named anything you'd like.
♦ The horses reach sexual maturity at three years of age. No breeding can happen before they are three.
♦ Graphic breeding is absolutely prohibited. This will be strictly enforced. You may either roleplay the breeding thread and fade to black, or not roleplay the breeding and just have an agreement between both roleplayers. However, the characters must have at least one thread between them.
♦ Foal stats will be decided via dice role. Just make sure you post in the foal stats board and fill out the appropriate form.
♦ Mares are fertile in spring, summer, and autumn, though if conceived in autumn they may be born in cold temperatures.
♦ As stated, donkeys and horses may inter-breed, but the foals will be infertile.
♦ Rape isn't allowed, because it's against the TOS and quite frankly just not great.
♦ Here's where we go AU and deviate from real life - foals are born three real life weeks after they're conceived. So the pregnancy moves pretty quickly!
♦ Foals are like human children. They will not come out of the womb ready to talk full sentences and think complicated thoughts. They age the same as any other horse.
♦ The player of the foal needs to be decided before the foal is born.
♦ One season = one real life month
♦ Liquid time is allowed. Your character may be in multiple threads at once. Just make sure you can keep up with the threads you're in.