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Site Rating & Mature Content

Little Terreille  is a mature community for adult writers with a L3/S3/V3 rating - this means there will be mature content somewhere on the forums, which may range from profanity to violent or sexual themes in threads. All registered members must be at least 18 years or older to participate.

Youth-friendly roleplaying forums are available on RPG-Directory.

Mature content must be hidden in a spoiler or must be clearly identified
All threads that contain mature content are required to either

(1) have the adult content hidden in an appropriately titled spoiler with the [ spoiler ] bbcode, or
(2) have a [ R ] or [ M ] tag in their titles, or
(3) be changed into a link marked with a NSFW (Not Safe For Work) label.

Explicit or pornographic images are prohibited.

If you are ever in doubt whether or not the material might be toeing the line, link it instead of using the image tags and label it NSFW. Keep it tasteful, guys.

Sexual content with PCs or NPCs who are animals (kindred), undead (demon-dead), or under the age of 17, is not tolerated
Please be aware that although we offer a free license of creativity for our members that we do not tolerate roleplays that involve sexual scenarios involving underage (17 years old or younger) characters whether they are player characters (PCs) or non-player characters (NPCs). Participation of sexual scenarios may only involve characters 18 years or older, no exceptions. Bestiality and necrophilia will also not be tolerated. Events can be mentioned, if they happened in the past, but no details should be provided.

Mature content is restricted in character applications
When creating a character, please keep graphic details out of character applications - if it is your desire to narrate the full detail of your character's background, you may put such content in a character journal or roleplay so long as they are appropriately managed with [ spoiler ] bbcode or a [ R ] or [ M ] tag.

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Registration & Accounts

Please create an OOC account before registering any character accounts.

Your OOC account username can be registered with any name you desire, but we recommend that you only use apostrophes ('), hyphens (-), underscores (_), and alphanumeric (A-Z, 0-9) characters. Other symbols or characters may result in issues with account handling. If you would like to change your usernames at any time, you can private message an administrator.

if you are struggling with the questions on registeringshow spoiler
You will find unique questions designed to assist in preventing spam/bots, and generally to make sure you are (probably) human. These are:

- Who is the author of the Black Jewels Trilogy?
- What is the name of this Site?
- In alphabet lettering, what is 10+3?

If you are struggling for the answers then don't worry;

- Anne Bishop
- Little Terreille
- thirteen

Those are the answers. So, you can just copy & paste them if you want. Any other issues, PM (or message in Discord) the Staff for any further help.

Once your OOC account has been created, you will need to post an Introduction. Once your account is set to PLAYER you will be able to make subaccounts.


Subaccounts

    Ok, this is really easy. First, click the Profile link at the top, should take you to your profile screen.

    Now we want to hover over Modify Profile at the top and find Manage SubAccounts. Click that o'course. That'll give you a new screen - find the Create/Link button at the bottom and click that. That'll give you another new screen with a couple input fields in it. The first field should be your character name: if they are already registered, the question mark at the side should turn into a lil yellow ! mark - this is fine if you're linking an existing account that is yours. Otherwise it should turn into a green check mark.

    The second two fields are password fields - the account that you're linking will 'inherit' your first email address so no there's no need to input an email address anywhere. Make sure it's the same password twice. If the account already exists, input the password for that account. Then click Create/Link at the bottom of that again and there you go, Sub-Account.

    They will display on the member-list in the same row their parent account is in so that it's easy to find who plays who, and will also display in profiles. If you're curious now, you can see how many posts you have altogether across the site without any icky maths. You'll also find there are drop-down selection menus on the posting screens - you can post without actually switching, but if you need to edit a post, you can only do so from the account that posted it. To edit their profile use the main switcher that'll be in the side-bar momentarily to switch to their account and edit their profile and posts made by them - avatar and sig and stuff.

    Have fun!

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Inactivity Policy

At this time there is none, though players are often marked inactive after 2 (two) months of not logging in. There are no restrictions on returnees.

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Behavior

Don't be a Dick.
    We're all adults, or wanna-be adults. Play respectfully of other players and they will do the same in return. Take your arguments elsewhere, this place is merely for fun and for a little world bending. If you want to be a dick expect yourself to be kicked off the island.

Y u so Serious?
    There are a lot of RP sites and this one is not meant to be as serious as just a place to have a little fun. While there is a level of seriousness expected in character, if you as a player start to take things too seriously and find the casualness unsettling, chances are we might not be for you, and that is okay! Jcink makes free forums, knock yourself out.

be Responsible
    You are responsible for you. Your behavior, your characters, your plot. Own up to commitments and don't play the blame game. Also, if you have suggestions, or don't like anything, the person most responsible for your happiness is you. Which brings me to..

The doors are open
    If you have a problem and are interested in helping to improve the site, or to help fix up a problem, shoot any staff member a PM or email. We can't fix what we don't know. We make mistakes too, and chances are we will all be happier working through our problems then cowering over them, or sitting on them and allowing them to fester.

all the shinies!
    The Lore here is either directly from the books, from additional author notes, or original ideas added for depth. In a way, we are also pretty unconventional too. No super hard fast rules means a lot of bending. However, Admin word is Law. Keep this in mind and we will all be happier for it.

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DISCORD (Chatbox)

Please do not advertise in DISCORD. If you feel harassed by someone in DISCORD, ask them to stop or change the subject. If they persist, you may message a staff member. We recommend that conversations in DISCORD avoid touching on topics such as politics, real-life religions, or racial issues. DISCORD is not a debate platform. Though profanity is accepted, please avoid being excessively or unnecessarily vulgar. To further clarify, the DISCORD channels are PG-13 setting.

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Plagiarism

We have a zero-tolerance policy on plagiarism; all written work must be original or credited with appropriate approval from the source. We encourage creativity, as this site has been built to maximize your artistic freedom, so use your imagination! If there was something you started but now want to explore, do it! If it's something you used elsewhere, say so. You can use your own work so long as we know that it is originally from you. Any written work that is suspected of violating this may be removed or rejected by the staff, and can lead to a warning.

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Graphics

Please keep all graphics tasteful. Pornography and explicit images are prohibited. Be sure to mark anything that may be questionable as NSFW and post it as a link instead. Please avoid posting obscenely large graphics in both dimensions and size.

If something is too large, you may be asked to remove or resize your content.

There are no coded restrictions, but here are the maximum dimensions we will accept:
    Avatar: 250x350
    Signature: 500x200
    Other: 600x600

In respect of Face Claims, we encourage the use of REAL-LIFE images, but you do not have to use a Face Claim at all if you prefer not to do so. Please check here for all current Claims in use. We operate a per character for each face (except in the case of identical twins) and therefore once claimed they cannot be used again. Please also check the reserve list - in this case you can ask the person who reserved it if they will give up the claim and allow you to make use of that individual.

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Theme & Roleplay

WARNING: We are an Adult RP site with Adult themes and storylines.
We are strictly an Alternate Universe that isn't related to any of the events which appear in the books. This has been designed to encourage our players' creativity and focus on the stories which are important to them without worrying about those world-changing events.

We have our own LORE, and you should use this as a point of reference for what we are doing here rather than relying on the knowledge taken exclusively from the books.

It's still important though! Don't panic.

All of the basics remain, but we've laid our own groundwork and understanding on things to use as the launching off point for the story, from which point everything and anything pretty much goes.

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Advertising

We recommend any advertising should be done in the Advertisements forum - however, please keep advertisements out of Discord.

You may have links and/or banners to other sites in your signature if you like. If you would like to become an affiliate with us, please see the Affiliating & Advertising Help thread.

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In-Character Posting

There is no word count minimum or maximum required for in-character posts.

Please keep in-character posts readable. Do not change the default font size, do not use scrolls bars within custom post templates, etc.

Custom post templates are allowed, as long as they are kept simple, and are easy to read. If you have a concern or question about a custom post template, please contact the Staff.

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