[b [center Rules]] -Standard ES rules -Literacy: Be at least able to post at least 1500 characters/post. Correct grammar and syntax strongly requested. -Avoid Mary Sues and edgelords. -Romance is allowed, but don't make the group about only your two characters. However, splitting off and writing 1x1s is encouraged! -No godmodding Third person, past tense only
[b [center Plot]] -There will be events, updated regularly -Advancing the plot is encouraged! Take risks, make changes!
[b [center Characters]] -Create a vivid character who can connect to other characters. We want to make a story together, not write six lonely narratives. -Innocents should know Innocents, and Vipers should know Vipers. The two groups should not know each other. -No OP powers/abilities. Caduceus implants may allow some superhuman-esque abilities, especially in the case of genetic splicing, but the powers should all be minor. . -In the case of genetic splicing, you can be spliced with exactly one animal. More than one animal must be discussed with me. -Character deaths must be explicitly allowed by myself and the other player, or take place when a player is leaving the RP. I don't expect it to come up, so don't be too worried. -Doubling is allowed. Be mindful of the gender balance. -Images should be anime/illustrated and tasteful. I'm going to be a little picky about pictures, especially if they're overused. Preferably no larger than 400px on the longest edge. If you need help, feel free to ask in chat.
[b [center Submissions]] -Send me your skeleton via PM. I'd appreciate it if you used the title "innocent" or "viper," according to your preference. -Skeletons can be found under the Characters link. -Submissions are not first come, first serve. I will notify you upon acceptance. Depending on the rate of applications, this should not take more than a week or two. I will try to keep the character archetypes updated as to who's been accepted. If someone has already been accepted as the archetype you've applied for, I may have to ask you to change your archetype. Please don't worry too much; the archetypes are intentionally vauge and can be interpreted many ways.
[b [center Posting]] -Post in a timely manner. If you want to leave at any time, please let me know. -Wait at least two turns before posting again.
[center [b Most Important of All], don't be afraid to ask questions!]
[center [b FAQ]] [b What are the tags above the skeletons for? Leader, skeptic, etc.] These are the character archetypes. Think of them as character prompts. Whatever you can think of as prompted by them, they can be. I don't really have much in mind for most of them--they're completely open to you, the character creator, to interpret. If you want to completely ignore them, that's fine too, though I'd prefer if you kept them in mind; they're there to ensure character diversity, so everyone doesn't accidentally make the same character. [b What is the world like?] Think cyberpunk sci-fi dystopia. Bladerunner is a good example. Congested city, pushy advertising, etc. [b Do people only get modified once?] The modifications cost a lot, so most people can only afford one shot, but there's also those who like to get modified time and time again. They're considered the same as those who have a lot of plastic surgery or get a lot of piercings, though--basically, a subculture that not everyone agrees with. Aside from Caduceus' experiments, most big modifications take place before birth. [b Are powers only based on genetic splicing? Should the characters have neko-style traits?] Yes and no. You might be "enhanced" to perform better than the best athlete, but be completely human, or have arms that can lift a hundred pounds with no training. However, in the case of genetic splicing, I would prefer animalistic traits and powers, so yes, neko-ish. [b What is the city called?] Eden.