Revaliir's Rules
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The following rules apply to the whole of Revaliir, including the forum, chatbox, and wiki, Where applicable, they also apply to official Revaliir-affiliated locations, such as our Facebook page.

Any rule infraction may result in a member receiving a warning, or one or more strikes. Members with four strikes may be banned, or subject to some other punitive measure, as determined by the administration.

Most warnings may be removed after three months, and most strikes may be removed after six months, at the discretion of the administration. 

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General Rules
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### No Harassment
We take harassment seriously. If you feel you are being harassed, please contact a trusted moderator or administrator, and we will investigate. For more information on harassment, please view our [harassment policy](http://revaliir.net/wiki/rules/harassment_policy/ "Harassment Policy"). 

### No Spamming
Please do not spam. General nonsense, duplicate posts, and plagiarism all constitute spamming. Posts should be your own work, and posted once only. (Accidental double-posts should be reported so they can be deleted.) Posts that advertise other sites are restricted to the [Advertising forum](http://revaliir.net/forum/general-discussions/Advertising/ "Revaliir: Advertising"). 

### Images
Signature images will automatically resize to best fit your browser. Nudity is prohibited and any text on images must not include cursing. You may use an animated gif for your avatar, and you may post animated images on the forum, but please do not have an animated signature image. Images in signatures do not go over 500 in width, they auto-resize themselves due to pictures taking up too much room on many of the staff's computers.

Roleplaying and In Character Rules
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### Roleplay Within the Setting
Revaliir is a high-fantasy roleplaying site loosely based on the medieval era. All roleplay posts must fit within this setting. As a general rule, technology that existed in the medieval era is permitted, with some exceptions. (For example, you may not use firearms or gunpowder.)If you have questions on whether or not something can be within the time period contact staff.

As an additional note, even if your character is aware of future technologies/anachronisms from the future, they can't mention or use them in a post unless they are part of Revaliir's canon lore. As an example, violins are present in the shop, even if they weren't invented in the medieval era.

### No God-Moding or Power-Playing
Members may not control another person's character without permission (god-mode), nor can members be all-powerful. More information about god-moding and power-playing can be found [here](http://revaliir.net/wiki/guides/god-moding_and_powerplaying_guide/ "God-Moding and Powerplaying Guide"). Always make sure to keep record of those who give you permission as you will be warned/struck for such an offense. 

### Items
Please do not roleplay with an item unless you have purchased it from the [shops](https://revaliir.net/items/shops/ "Revaliir: Shops"). If you wish to use an item not in the shops, purchase one that is close and substitute; if you're unsure what item to substitute with, feel free to ask.  

Pay attention to item keywords on pets as they will let you know how that animal may be used. In the case of needed to substitute for the closest thing get written permission from an administrator/moderator and put it in your profile that the creature's keywords have been modified for your use.

Even if your character has racial features make sure you have the spells to back up those features. If we allowed everyone and anyone to use racial features freely it would become an unfair mess. So please do your part! For elemental resistances check the [guide.](http://revaliir.net/wiki/rules/element-resistances-guide/ "Revaliir: Elemental Resistance Guide")

### Item Description Abuse

Just because an item description sounds powerful doesn't mean a member can abuse potential "loopholes" about it. For example, say you are using an item that can increase the height of your character, but that item doesn't specify a size limit. You then proceed to use it to grow to the size of a city, because the item doesn't tell you that you can't. That is abuse of a description and the administration reserves the right to punish you for it. 

If you ever have any doubts about an item and what is within fair use, contact staff.

### One Character Per Username
Members are limited to one character per username/account, though there is no limit on the number of accounts you may have. Signing up on Revaliir does not require you to use multiple email addresses. You can sign up several different accounts with one email address. 

Note: If you purchase an NPC from the shops this rule changes slightly as those characters are able to have more information, personality, and background. This does make it seem like they are a second character which bypasses this rule.  Also if you have multiple accounts you may control all of your characters in a single post within reason. If we suspect you are doing so to abuse the silver system we will issue a warning or depending on the severity of it, a strike.

###Role-playing with Yourself
You cannot RP with yourself on the same account in the same thread, unless there is another account between your posts or the thread is within your character's journal.

### Topic flags
Members may use one of the following topic flags to mark their posts, and these flags must be respected:

+ **[P] or [Private]:** This topic is private. To reply, please contact the person who started the topic for permission. 
+ **[R]:** This topic contains sexual content, or extreme violence or gore, and is not appropriate for young audiences (17 or younger). R-rated topics are private unless otherwise indicated. X-rated content is not permitted, regardless of the tag.
+ **[L:#]:** This topic is open to a limited number of people. The topic starter is included in the number. For example, a topic marked L:2 is open to one other person, L:3 is limited to two people plus the person who started the topic, and so on.
+ **[W:#]:** This topic is open, but anyone who reply must meet a minimum word requirement. For example, [W:100] means that people must post at least 100 words in that roleplay topic.
+ Posts without a flag, or that are marked **[O]** or **[Open]** are open. Anyone may reply, without restriction.

### Out-Of-Character Discussion
In roleplay posts, out-of-character (OOC) discussion should be kept to a minimum. Please use [square brackets] around OOC content. Do not post just an OOC post in the roleplay section of the site. This is an abuse of the silver system. Do not under any circumstances post only OOC messages on the in-character(IC) boards. You will receive a verbal warning from staff as this is an abuse of the silver/synth system.

### Gods and Goddesses
Unless you are one of Revaliir's official deities, you may not claim to be a god, goddess, or similar divine title (including demi-god and fallen god). Revaliir's deities are permitted some god-moding and power-playing privileges, and they are the only ones who are considered immortal. Rules regarding deities are outlined [here](http://revaliir.net/wiki/faqs/about_deities/ "About Deities"). If you happen to be one of the few players from the old site who wish to bring your fallen deity over get written permission from staff and put it in your profile so the rest of staff knows.

### Rulers and Official NPCs
Members may not create characters who are rulers of any of the established role-play areas. Members also may not create characters who are the close relatives (by blood or marriage) of rulers or official NPCs, unless they have permission from the administration. (This permission is only granted for site-wide plot purposes.)

### Password Protected Threads
Members who wish to use this feature may, but only if the situation calls for it. Those who spam it will be talked to and possibly warned as this feature is only meant for adult threads over the rating "R".

Appealing a Strike or Warning
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Members who feel they have been unjustly given a warning or strike may appeal it by contacting an administrator. 

The ruling of the administration is final.

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