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About Us

  • We are an intermediate mythical equine writing community.
  • The Rift opened in July 2017, but is a sequel-site of sorts to a series of roleplay sites beginning in 2008, including Isilme, Anarore, and Helovia. The Rift is set in a dimension of ‘sick’ magic, wild forces, and corrupt gods.
  • We consider ourselves a laid back atmosphere. We don’t require a certain amount of posts per week as we realize life is unpredictable. However often you post is entirely up to you and totally okay by us!

General OOC Rules

  • Be courteous and polite. Communication is capable of resolving all issues.
  • No powerplaying, godmoding, or metaplaying unless permission is given; please note permissions in your posts.
  • Use common sense.
  • No monetary transactions are allowed through this site, please direct such activities towards an external source (i.e. DeviantArt).
  • We have a 5 active character limit to promote a ‘love your character’ mentality!
  • OOCly, this site runs on GMT +/- 00:00 for timed events. ICly, 9 real life months equate to 1 IC year. Liquid time is used on this site.
  • You must be 16+ to join, due to mature content.
  • Image Copyright:
    • There are a lot of wonderful sites you can use to get basic images for your characters that are free to use. Unsplash.com is a favorite of ours!
    • If you’re using a photograph, photomanipulation, painting, or drawing, please make sure that you have permission to use it on this site and to give proper credit for it wherever you use it.

Staff

  • The Rift is currently staffed by Neo, Skylark, and Yoko. For more information about them, please visit the Staff page! :)

OOC Account Creation

  • An OOC account is the account that uses what username you’d like to go by on the Rift! It also allows you to post in all the OOC sections as well as voting for the ‘of the month’ awards. This is also the account you will attach your characters to so you can switch between them easily.
  • Create an OOC account and complete our application. Once your application has been accepted, the account will be marked as “OOC”.
  • Create your first character account and link it to your OOC account.
    • You can do this by being on your OOC account and going to UserCP > Account Switcher . It gives you the option of attaching the Character account to your OOC one!

Character Creation

  • There are very few design rules in the Rift. We just ask for the character to appear at least 50% equine-like.
  • Maximum height is 20 hands.
  • Please refer to the Mutations for clarification of design aspects.
  • If you have no solid ideas yet or would like a character that already comes with ties to the Rift, you can take a look at the Adoption Thread.
  • Foreigners - Characters from other lands may somehow finding themselves entering the Rift through the Portal.
    • Foreigners may join with mutations, normal items, enchanted items, companions, and up to 3 magics. However, the Rift is a place that preys upon magic, so these may be lost of mutated upon entering the Portal. Companions will always go wild until enough Rift Force has been earned to reclaim them.
    • Magic and enchanted items are dictated by dice rolls in the Portal thread. The more rolls needed, the hungrier the Rift becomes ;)
  • Riftians - So you want to join a native Riftian? Fantastic!
    • Read Rift Lore and Glossary thoroughly, please!
    • Riftians (due to living in the Rift) are guaranteed one joining magic and have a higher chance of keeping other magics/items (same as Foreigners)! However, all is still subject to mutation by dice rolls. As with all rolls, the Rift becomes hungrier with each die ;)
    • The Rift is a wild and dangerous place! Feel free to design as wild - or as conservative - as you want!
  • Species
    • Equine - horse in appearance; no wings or horns.
    • Unicorn - horn(s); may have any number, type, and in any position on body.
    • Pegasus - wing(s); may have any number, type, and in any position on body.
    • Hybrid - equid species x equid species/other creature; design must appear at least 50% equid.
    • Tribrid - equid species x equid species/other creature x equid species/other creature; design must appear at least 50% equid.
  • Character Ages
    • A character’s age is automatically calculated using the birth date (part of the season, season, and year) you’ve selected. The current season and year are visible in the sidebar. When you are putting in the birth date, it will automatically show you how old the character will be before you save.
    • The new year begins when Late Freeze turns into Early Scorch.
    • If your character is born later in the year than the current season, it has not yet had its birthday and its change will reflect this.

Activity

  • For a character to remain ‘Active’, it must make 1 post per month. After 1 month of no posting, a character will automatically become ‘Inactive’.
  • ‘Inactive’ characters cannot make posts and are stripped of herd ranks.
  • To change a character from ‘Inactive’ to ‘Active’, visit the “Manage Characters” section in the UserCP. Please note you may only do this from your OOC account.
  • Threads with no posts in the last two months will automatically be moved to the correct year’s ‘Incomplete’ archive. Post in Maintenance if you wish to have a thread revived, but please note that threads which have been inactive for over two seasons (6 months) will not be revived.
  • Activity checks are run on the 1st of every month. Threads are moved to ‘Incomplete’ every Sunday. It might be wise to refrain from requesting a dead thread be ‘revived’ if you will not have time to post before the following Sunday.
  • Inactive characters are never deleted. It is a safe storage.
    • If you wish to not be linked with a character anymore, the staff will not delete them. Instead, simply detach the account from your Account Switcher on your OOC account.

Posting

  • Thread titles
    • Write “Trigger” in the ‘attn’ field for sensitive subjects.
    • Avoid ‘clutter’ in titles (i.e. “[Name]”), instead place them in the ‘attn’ field.
  • No OOC posts in IC boards or threads.
  • Our minimum word count is 100 words.
  • When your thread is “Complete” (IC ending), use the Archiving tool.
    • Please be sure all parties participating have finished the thread too!
  • It is considered polite to wait at least 48 hours before skipping. It is also considered polite to not break posting order (character A posts, then B, then A, then C joins, then B, then A, then C, then B, etc).

Absences

  • If you are ‘busy’ or ‘absent’ for any reason, please utilize your OOC account’s “I’m Away” feature in User CP. This will keep your characters safe. Away characters will still be removed in activity checks if they do not meet the activity requirements; this is largely to protect your characters by placing them in the Inactive storage. Please note that you are not allowed to make posts while 'Away'.

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