As mentioned in the general rules, this is a one-account-per-character site, meaning that you will first make your ooc account and then a separate account for each of your characters after their biography is accepted
II. Character biographies must first be accepted by an admin before they are able to be used IC. Once they are accepted, we will post on their bio thread stating so and then it will be moved to the appropriate forum, located HERE.
III Character images must be stock/Creative Commons. You can only use one cat per character. DO NOT use multiple pictures of different cats to represent your character. For this reason, we recommend image sets to give you multiple images to work with. When making a character, please look at allegiances to make sure the cat is not already in use.
IV. If your biography is not finished completely by the time you post it, please type "wip" somewhere in the title so that we know. When it is finished, please post in THIS THREAD.
V. Fighting IC is allowed to get bloody, but avoid overly-excessive detail to keep all readers comfortable. Winners of fights will be decided by the players of the cats involved, however if the players cannot come to a consensus, the admins will review the fight and more than likely flip a coin to decide the outcome if no winner is immediately obvious.
VI. Character deaths are up to the roleplayer. Unless a kit is fighting against an adult cat or there's some scenario where the odds are obviously unbalanced, deaths through fighting will not occur unless the player of the to-be deceased cat wishes it to happen that way.
VII. If you want to play a truly evil or evil aligned cat, please first get permission from one of the admins before you go ahead with the biography form. An additional mental disorder may be required to be purchased before the making of such a character.
VIII. As mentioned in the general rules, word minimum is 150.
IX. As kits are something a couple must be active to have; pregnant queens cannot be created. Additionally, orphan kits can not be made without permission from the admins.
X. A single player may have up to 2 high ranks. Neither can be the same rank and neither can be in the same Clan. Additionally, if you have a leader in one Clan and a Deputy in another and that Deputy has the opportunity to become leader, you must choose between the two and have one retire, step down, or refuse the position.
XI. Chatspeak is not allowed in IC posts.
XII. Mary/Gary Sue characters will not be accepted. Your character must have flaws. Additionally, you cannot create a character with only flaws. There must be some pros as well.
XIII. Outsiders joining a Clan must get permission from the admins ahead of time before the character is made. You cannot create a character that was born an outsider and write in their history that they joined a Clan without permission.** However, an outsider joining a Clan IC is allowed, though whether or not the cat is accepted is completely up to the will of the leader of that Clan.
** Unless your character is to be a member of The Tribe. As their rules are slightly more lax, they do allow outsiders to join the Clan. However, if your character leaves The Tribe IC, then wishes to rejoin later, it follows the same rules as stated above; whether or not they are accepted back is completely up to the mercy of the leaders.
XIX. Upon joining, you are granted 5 free character slots. If you reach that limit and want more, additional character slots may be bought from the site shop.
XV. Prefixes may be used once per Clan, while full names may only be used once on the site. In the Tribe, 'kit-names' (the nickname the cat uses) and the full name may only be used once. Please check the 'Taken Names' list to make sure the name or prefix is not in use in the Clan you are considering.
These rules are subject to change as time goes on, however any major rule changes will always be notified in an announcement at the time of the change so users may remain well informed.