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Re: Guidebook
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2016, 10:26:30 AM »
Rules/Laws


OOC Rules


- OOC does not equal IC. If you have a problem with someone OOC, don't have your character hate their character just just because. If you feel like that would be too difficult for you to do,then just don't RP with that person. No need to be rude about it, just avoid it. If it should come about that you have to RP with that person, please try to behave. I don't want to have to PM you with an issue, but I will.

- The above also applies to what your character should know. If they have no reason to have that info IC, try not to make them psychic. I know sometimes we slip, but let's not make a habit of it.

- No begging for ranks. We have ways of attaining a rank that are fair to everyone.

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Laws

- While any ranked members can have cubs, permission must be asked of the Clan Leaders. Any cubs that are born without permission, are considered illegal and will likely be "adopted" by someone else. The punishment for this is judged as a case by case basis.

- Cubs are forbidden to go near the Reki River. This river is infested with crocs and simply unsafe. They are also banned from visiting the Mammoth Graveyard, as it is Stoneclaw's prison, and the tar pits/chasm are for obvious dangers. Punishment can include being constantly overseen by an adult.

- Injuring/maiming/killing pride mates is frowned upon. If the victim has done no wrong, the attacker will be imprisoned in the Mammoth Graveyard until his trial. At this time, depending on the action against the victim, the attacker could lose rank, be exiled, or in extreme cases, executed.

- Trespassing is another way to get yourself thrown in prison. We take no slaves in Stoneclaw, so if you are captured you have a few options. You can join us and integrate into our society, or you can be banished. Banishment means that if you cross our borders again, you will be attacked and possibly killed on the spot.

- Treason is heavily punishable as well, but is also judged on a case by case basis. Anyone convicted of treason, can have any sort of punishment levied on them, from having their tongues removed, to being executed, depending on the crime.

-Aryion culture has been added a bit more, we now take jobs for hire.


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Re: Guidebook
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2016, 10:27:01 AM »
Clans


There are three Clans in Stoneclaw, each ruled by a King or Queen. The clans work together for the good of the pride, but they all run very differently. Though they never lose sight of their true purpose, the Clans are very competitive and love a good Tournament to prove their worth.

Each Clan has a stone that represents them, as well as a banner, and colors. When a new King or Queen takes over a Clan, they may change their stone, banner, colors, and Clan name.


Current Clans



Obsidian Clan

The Clan of law and order. A place for the nobles and lovers of justice. They abide by the laws and understand that everyone has a place in this world. Obsidians are proud and chivalrous, but competitive all the same. Paying ones debts is important and if you owe another, it's always paid back in one way or another.


Jade Clan

The neutral clan, created for the unbiased opinion. High ranks make this Clan respected and very selective. Very few will ever have the honor of joining this Clan, but the members value loyalty over power. Their decisions hold power at the Round Table and they must always be willing to sacrifice personal gains for the needs of the pride.


Pyrope Clan

Pyrope is a clan of passion and change. They realize the need to be constantly adapting in order to survive and thus rules are more like guidelines than anything else.  They are ones for acting on instinct, rather than following traditions. And while they often pursue their own self interests, to have the ability to do something - such as aid a fellow pride member - and not do so is near to sin. A member of this clan can either be an unpredictable enemy, or an unwavering comrade.



Clan Member Lists

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Re: Guidebook
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2016, 10:31:16 AM »
Activity Checks


High ranked members will have an old fashioned OOC activity check for a few reasons.

1. They already have to run their own ranks and organize those checks, so this should cut back on time. That way they have more time to do rank based things.

2. They need to be more active and prove that they are by posting thread counts.



Ranks that have OOC checks


Chancellor/Advisers
Constable
Knights
Mages
Heralds
Lorekeeper/Bards




Ranks that have IC checks


All other ranks have IC checks. Each one is a sort of mini plot. The rank leader starts the thread and everyone from that rank is expected to show up and complete the plot. It's recommended that the plot run as short as possible, but there may be times when other members can be effected by the plot and need to post there as well.

Rank leads can choose what kind of mini plot to do, or follow the guidelines below.

If there aren't many members to the ranks, then the Knights/Mages from both Clans can join together for one group thread. It's also acceptable to have more that one rank in the same thread, as long as the numbers are low and the leader keeps track of who is in what rank. For example, if there aren't many Clerics and Reeves, the Mage can choose to do their thread together.

The rank lead can also choose if someone outside their ranks participates. Say you want someone to start the plague outbreak, then ask for one member who is NOT a Cleric to get sick and post in the thread with the Clerics to receive treatment.



Knights

Below is the list of ranks the Knights are responsible for and an example of an activity type.

Fletcher - Invasion!
Dragoon - Wild Fire!
Hind - Stampede!


Mages

Below is the list of ranks the Mages are responsible for and an example of an activity type.

Artisan - Village Raid!
Reeve - Cub Safety!
Cleric - Plague!




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Re: Guidebook
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2016, 10:31:44 AM »
Tournaments, Challenges, and Blood Feuds


Tournaments are the pride's way of bringing in some friendly competition, as well as bringing the pride together in one place. Competition between the clans is fine, but they are still one pride and the Clan leaders like the Tournaments to end in a peaceful manner.

Tournaments can be held for a number of reasons. They can represent a bountiful year, a royal wedding, special mating rights, rank challenges, blood feuds, and everything in between.

A tournament is usually some variant of physical combat. The means will be decided before the tournament and there are no set standard to fighting types.

In the case of a Challenge, where a Squire or Apprentice wants to challenge for Knight or Mage rank, the fight is a spar. The two opponents have a certain amount of posts and the winner is decided by the Clan leaders according to damage sustained, fight skill, etc.

With Blood Feuds, the two opponents make a statement as to why they are fighting and verbally agree that the fight determines the winner of the feud. The incident is not to be carried out from the arena. The two participants stomp their red poppies of feud into the earth and trade white poppies in a sign of peace.

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Re: Guidebook
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2016, 10:32:11 AM »
Rites of Passage


This ranking ceremony is very important in Stoneclaw. Each member is expected to pull their weight and the best way to ensure that everyone has a rank and there are as few Serfs as possible, it to put them in a rank quickly.

Every few months, Pages who have come of age, and accepted Serfs will go on a journey to Tortuga. There they trade goods and accessories for training from ranked members of Tortuga. While some training is done in Stoneclaw, we recognize that knowledge can be learned anywhere and we understand the value of outside opinion. The Tortugan that trains the Stoneclaw member determines if they pass or fail their Rites and are therefor expected to be fair in their decisions.

If you pass your Rites and eventually end up wanting another rank, you can change ranks with the permission of your rank lead and the leader of the rank you want to go it.

The journey itself can be a time for you to RP in the Neutrals. Rites participants can speak to outsiders, other participants, or the adults leading them.

Failing the Rites twice means the member must be marked. They are given a scar on their bodies as a symbol they have failed the Rites. They are exiled for a short time. They do not have to return, but if they do, they can try to prove themselves once more in the Rites, or face permanent exile.


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Re: Guidebook
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2016, 04:44:39 PM »
Tattoos, Stones, Flowers


Tattoos

There are two ways your rank and Clan can be signified in Stoneclaw. High ranks, have tattoos that signify their position in the pride. Clan leaders have their own special tattoos that are added to rank tattoos for those under them.

Other tattoos may be given as rewards from the Clan Leaders for heroic acts, but it's all up for the Leaders to decide based on circumstance.

**This could change**

An example of this could be an Obsidian Adviser has a base of black slashes like claw marks, overlaid with the design of their rank.



Ranks signified by tattoos

Clan Leaders
Chancellor
Lorekeeper
Constanble
Knights
Mages





Stones

The second way to be known for your rank, is through the use of specific stones. Each Clan has it's own stone that everyone in that Clan wears. Obsidian is Obsidian, Pyrope is Pyrope, Jade is Jade. Pretty simple. Ranks themselves have stones as well, but they are more specific. Heralds and Ambassadors have the same stone, since they tend to work together.


Ranks signified by stones

Adviser -
Ambassador - Tigers Eye
Herald - Tigers Eye
Bard -
Dragoon -
Hind -
Fletcher -
Cleric -
Reeve -
Artisan -







Flowers, Colours, and their Meanings

Colours and flowers can have a great deal more meaning that you thought, and not every gift is as charming as it might appear. Don't get your flowers mixed up or you could find yourself in a real predicament.



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Re: Guidebook
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2016, 12:15:13 PM »
Lore and History

Stoneclaw values lore and history. After the merge, they have tried to preserve the histories and lore of both prides. All of that can be found here.


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