Board rules

These rules are disclosed to clarify the various responsibilities of all community members here on Legends of Nor'Ova Forums. They shall be adhered to by everyone to ensure that our board runs smoothly and provides a fun and productive experience for all of our community members and visitors.

  1. Participation

    1. Legends of Nor'Ova is a structured free form post-to-play shared writing experience. It is free-form in that there are no complicated dice mechanics or other such rules to govern how you can participate. It is structured in that there is a setting involved, an over arching plot to moves the general story, and that you are limited to the settings, races, and technology of the setting. By being a participating member here you can craft your stories within the world of Nor'Ova, as long as your stories do not go beyond what the world has to offer.

      You cannot use this forum for the purpose of illegal activity, such as the sharing or distributing of cracked or pirated software, ways to obtain such things, or pornography of any kind. Nor can you use this site to engage in hate speech, calls to violence, cyber bullying, or other such acts. You sshould only use this site for the enjoyment of and participation in our shared writing experience. #
    2. Don't take things personal: This is a forum RP and all characters here are fictional. Therefore it should be understood that anything done or said to your character is also fictional. It is not an attack on you personally. Given that this is a dark fantasy RP, you can expect to witness and even be on the receiving end of terrible acts. Don't take it personally.

      No Bullying: Cyber bullying is not allowed here. Any evidence of members bullying other members, whether it be via private message, forum post, or contacting members outside of the site, will cause the offending member to get banned. Please note that this does not include in character roleplaying since any and all in character actions should not be taken personally.

      No asking for personal information: This isn't a dating forum. This isn't a forum for soliciting of information. This is a forum for fantasy role play.

      No impersonating others: Do not impersonate members of staff or other members. Characters impersonating other characters can be allowed however.

      Remember, be nice: Don't judge others based on their writing abilities. We are just here to have fun. So have fun, be nice, and treat each other with respect. #
  2. Character Creation

    1. Types of characters allowed: You are able to make any type of character that is feesible in a medieval-like fantasy setting. The restrictions are that you would not have access to technologies such as guns or automobiles, and that your character must be a character born on and raised upon the world of Nor'Ova. Therefore your race must be one of the listed races, nor can you come from some other world. Given that the story does involve a little bit on realms, there are some allowances. For further discussion on this, please speak to a member of the staff team.

      Your character cannot be a god or god like: No gods allowed. Nor'Ova already has its gods and goddesses, and only the site staff are allowed to post directly as them if needed. You can of course reference them in your posts though. Your character also can not be god like. It ruins the enjoyment for everyone in the end if your character can not be bested, hurt, surprised, or whatever. Everyone has a weakness, and no one knows everything. So to keep the game fun and always keep that sense of danger, your character must be fallible.

      Your character must be Nor'Ovan: No LotR characters. No Star Trek or Star Wars characters. No travelers from earth or some other world. Your character must be from Nor'Ova and must be one of the listed races. #
    2. Each Character is an Account: As stated in the participation rules, you must have an account for each character. Please refer to the How-To guide on how to do this, and if you need help please ask. We make use of an account switcher here that makes it easy to post as different characters, and each character account is that character's profile. This way it will be easy to see the character responding and make the role playing experience more immersive.

      You can have a separate main account:
      While not required, it is recommended to have a main account that isn't a character that your characters are linked to. You can use this main account to post in OOC (out of character) site topics.

      Your character name must not be offensive: You cannot use an offensive word as your character name. Site staff have the final say on this.

      Your character name cannot be the same name as a staff member or god: For the obvious reason that this could infringe upon the "no god characters" rule, and that it could be confusing. #
  3. Role Playing

    1. No Autoing: Autoing is the act of posting an action for a character that is not your character. You cannot do that here without posted permission from that character's poster given in advance. #
    2. You must post in character as the character: We use an account switcher here, and there is a how-to-guide available. You should create an account for your character, that account is your character profile. While posting as that character, you should be using that character's account. #
    3. No In-Character Restrictions on Role-Play: This site is for adults and is a role playing site in a dark setting. Some characters may indeed do cruel and evil acts that we would find morally objectionable. Such acts are not restricted here as long as they are in character and fit that character and the scene. Basically, an evil character could gruesomely torture another character and the writer would not be restricted against describing such, however, a paladin or good character shouldn't just randomly torture a child character (for example) just because the writer is feeling evil at that moment. All scenes should make sense.

      This includes descriptions of gruesome scenes, morbid scenes, scenes of heavy violence and bloodshed, and yes... sex scenes. While it is the preference of the management team here to "fade to black", it isn't a rule.

      If you are uncomfortable in participating in any such scenes and would rather a fade to black to take place, please discuss that with the people you are posting with before hand. #
    4. No Meta-Gaming: Players should take great care to not let their knowledge of things going on to become their character's knowledge. While we understand that this can easily happen by mistake, we expect everyone to play in character and to use only their character's knowledge of things. This will keep things fun and exciting. If you, for example, knew that the player you are posting with has their character as a traitor, but your character wouldn't or couldn't know this, then decide that magically your character knows this.... that ruins the story and fun for all other players involved. Just remember, as a golden rule. Stay in character and keep in character separate from out of character. #
    5. No Invincible Characters: This goes with the no god or god-like characters. Basically you should know and acknowledge that your characters can get hurt and even killed. No one likes to lose their favorite character, but if characters can't die, then what happens if two characters get in a fight (for example)? What outcomes could there really be? The threat of your character possibly dieing helps to keep the suspense active. #