Welcome to Shinobi Desolation, an AU post Naruto role-play forum community. We pride ourselves in bringing you a decent place to role-play at in a drama free environment with no word limits. This forum is composed of the main five villages along side five minor ones, with places where you can develop the characters of your dreams. We pride ourselves in our member base and we hope we can bring you the place you can role-play at at your heart's content. In case you need any help please don't hesitate to ask our friendly staff for the help. We hope to see you again!
After the Fourth Great Shinobi World War ended, the world was experiencing a time of peace. The villages for once were able to live in relative harmony with one another as they rebuilt, and for once, all seemed to be well. The kage were able to live peaceful lives and soon began retiring, passing on the baton to the next generations. That is until an unknown virus infects the northern coast. The first to fall is the once powerful Raikage, Ay. While many thought this virus was a simple mutation of what may have well been the flu, no one would ever think of the destruction it would cause. Especially when it infected a certain Uzumaki Naruto.
With his death came the malice; with the malice came the destruction; with the destruction came the shinobi' revolt; and with the revolt came the sacrifices. The Bijuu became filled with malice that they sought to destroy the world. Shinobi sought a way to fight them and once again capture each of the Bijuu. Time passed, and a plan was devised. The Jinchuuriki would be sacrificed for the greater good of the world, and with the deaths of nine individuals, an uneasy peace began.
As time continued, the villages began to truly restructure. In a peace that would last 80 years after the downfall of the Bijuu, the world would see the creation of a great many things. Technology was beginning to take root and before long the blossoms that grew from the tree of the advanced mind would bear fruit. A many great things came to be. A railroad between the vast many nations. Mechanical limbs to replace lost ones. Radios that could reach between villages. Everything seemed to be becoming less reliant on the shinobi. Only the need for them never truly vanished. As with the growth of time, also continued the growth of malice.
These are in no particular order as your admin is rather scatterbrained, but you need to read them anyway, so they don't need to be in any particular order.
This should be obvious, but please respect your staff and fellow RPers. If there is something you don't like about them, take it to PMs or off-site. If there is an issue with harassment, then please contact any one of the staff and we will help you work through it. This also applies to the cbox.
Remember The Terms Of Service
This means no pornographic pictures or RP. Proboards might take us down if that happens, so keep everything as PG-13 as possible. If you must, blackscreen out. You can take your RP into PMs (The codes work there just like posts), or you can take it off-site.
No Playing With Yourself
It is recommended that you don't RP with yourself whenever possible. Sometimes it's unavoidable if there's overlapping character relationships involved, but as a rule of thumb, don't. There is a free roleplay section under OOC at the bottom of the home page, if you'd like to.
As mentioned above, there is a Free Roleplay section where you can do what you want, within ToS. You can test out characters that aren't approved yet, roleplay with yourself for practice, roleplay two characters that have no business meeting, derp around OOC, kill eachother, whatever you want. None of the Free Roleplay counts as canonical.
Accounts and Usernames
You must make a separate account for each character, with your display name as your character's name, lastname firstname. In the bottom right corner of the forum there is a mini-option panel that allows you to easily switch between your accounts.
If you advertise on another site, please be sure to check if we don't already have an ad there. Naturally if there are dozens of advertisement pages we don't expect you to search every page. Please be sure to use the correct version of the template; each forum type uses different codes and we have one for each of the main ones.
Don't Spam and/or Nag
Flooding the threads for a staff's attention or nagging at them is not going to get you what you want. If two days go by without a response on your work, then you're free to notify someone, but do not nag else your work will not get looked at. Each staff member has their own particular jobs they handle to ensure the highest quality.
Your hover image, avatar, and profile images must all be either of your character, or relating to them. They can be silly pictures, but they must be appropriate according to the ToS. You are free to have a separate account for OOC posts and have any images you want, if you choose.
If you go to your member profile (Either click on your name or click on “profile” on the top of the page), there is an “edit profile” button. Click that, and go to your Personal tab. Fill in the information there that pertains to your character. This gives other players a quick glance at your character.
We will assume that all of our roleplayers here are literate, meaning, capable of reading and writing on a coherent level. Now, this isn't to say we expect professionals, not at all. Newcomers to both Naruto and RP in general are both welcome and will be guided happily by the other members. What we expect is posts that are at least two paragraphs long if you can, and comb through it for typos so that it's legible. Another thing we ask is that you put a face do your dialogue so that it stands out against your other text. A color works, but be sure the color you choose isn't blinding against the skin's background. This also applies to font—while you're free to use a font face in your posts, please be sure not to pick one that's irritating to read.
The profile templates can be annoying at times, yes, but it helps keep everything need and tidy. If you have your own posting template you would like to use, and absolutely must have it, please be sure it includes all of the same information that our template uses.
While you are not limited to the amount of characters you can make, there are still limits on what you can do with them. You're allowed one character per village, plus one rogue, and one unaffiliated. You may have two of the following, but not two of the same: Kage, Jinchuuriki, and Sage. No one member can have more than one character within a clan, even if you're making the character in a different village. You're limited to three kekkei genkai, and three clans, however an exception can be made if you're a creator of a kekkei genkai or clan, as by creating it, you've opened up more slots for other members to join. Your character cannot belong to two clans, and cannot possess two kekkei genkai; but they may have a combination of a hiden clan with a kekkei genkai if it is passed through the override system. We'll probably say yes, but, you know, formalities.
No Powerplaying or Metagaming
If your character doesn't know the weakness, then you shouldn't exploit it; this is what metagaming is. Always play your character by the knowledge that they possess, not what you personally know about the people you're playing with. This can be unfair. Powerplaying is when you forcefully control another player's character, however this can be collaborated with the other player to move a thread along faster.
It is extremely frowned upon to use canon characters here, such as copy personalities or faceclaims. However, I personally find it acceptable if the faceclaim you use is hardly recognizable to the character you're claiming; but rule of thumb: No copying of canon characters.
Please, don't make characters that are a mishmash of traits you've always wanted to have, self inserts of yourself, or anything else that others would find irritating to play with you. Also, no plagiarizing characters of other series; sharing a first name might be okay, but not the full name with their personality and background.
Each character starts off with a set amount of jutsu and abilities for their rank, this cannot be negotiated. You can earn more through Ryo in roleplay to purchase more abilities and jutsu. An easter egg for you is that you can sacrifice two of your highest level jutsu for one jutsu one rank higher. You can do that math as high as you want, but we won't pass a genin with an S rank jutsu.
Using an existing character some where as your character's face? Be sure to claim that face and add it to the database, found under character registration. You can also check that list t ensure your claim isn't already taken.
Just So You Know
Just so you know, your admin is blind. The minimum font size for main text bodies is 12pt. font for average sized fonts. Now, this part is easy, but you need this password in your profile if you want to have an approved character! This tells us if you read these. It's the answer to a very simple question: What's black and white and red all over?
Civilian characters are more than welome here on Shinobi Desolation, however they have stricter rules than shinobi. Your civilian is not able to leave your village unless accompanied by a shinobi, however you also have the freedom of hiring shinobi for jobs and leading them around by their nose. As long as we get paid and the job is easy, who cares how many fences we need to fix and cats we gotta catch.
Your summoning contract can have as many creatures as you want. However, your character is only able to summon five of these creatures, and only those five. You can summon poop creatures of the contract, such as tadpoles on a toad contract, but cannot summon more. However. If you are creating a character who has a summoning expertise, you may put up an override that requests how many slots you need, but no more than ten.
Here, you are allowed to have mythological creatures as summons, but we request you run them through the override system so that the staff can judge whether or not they'll be acceptable. We don't want any gorgons running about turning people to stone. Summons that are too close to human-like are also frowned upon as well, but this is a case-to-case basis.
An animal familiar is a partner that fights alongside you, not just a pet. This creature follows you around wherever you go more often than not, and you would not want to leave without them. As this animal is with you most of the time, it is preferred you have a travel-size creature, but it is not necessary. Mythology rules are the same as above. You can have up to two personal familiars.
Want an S-Rank character? This includes Kages and sages. You must submit an override to get permission for one of these powerhouses, and it's preferred you do not choose one as your first character. This prevents us from having a bunch of S rank shinobi running about.
Custom Clans and Kekkei Genkai
If you're joining a custom clan or kekkei genkai that belongs to a different player, you must contact that clan's creator so you can join it and understand the abilities and restriction of that clan as they are meant to be. If the original creator of a custom clan or kekkei genkai has become inactive and their clan has no members, they will be archived. If it does have active members but the creator is inactive, contact the other clan members to see what you can learn.
Canon Clans and Kekkei Genkai
If you are joining a canon clan that has no information up (We don't have them all, but we tried!), then you must register the clan and kekkei genkai as well as the corresponding jutsu. Since you are the one registering, you are free to create universal customs for that kekkei genkai and/or clan, as it all needs to go through the registration process either way.
Most clans and kekkei genkai have designated villages that they belong to. If you would like to take one of those characters and place them elsewhere, you must submit it through an override with a brief explanation as to why, as well as including why in your character's history. We're pretty lenient on this, but you still need to have a legit reason.
Bijuu are plot-related events that will be initiated by staff only. If you wish to meet a bijuu, you must have a team of at least four people, with two being jounin or one being an S-rank, and then collectively submit an override. The location of spawning will be a thread open to all characters in that location.
You are not capable of starting with a jinchuuriki. The bijuu are wild, and if you want to be a jinchuuriki, you must have it sealed into you within a thread that a bijuu has appeared in.
As a general rule of thumb, you cannot be killed or irreversibly maimed in a thread without consent from all involved parties should something happen. However, there are set exceptions to this rule. If you enter a village acting like a complete idiot, terrorizing and blowing things up, expect some angerous conflict. Any thread involving a Rouge ninja should automatically be considered death-enabled, for they are extremely dangerous criminals that cannot be trusted. Any thread with a bijuu in it is also death-enabled. Any thread that has death enabled should have [DE] in the thread title somewhere.
While kunai and shuriken vary from the fighting styles of each individual (though if you're carrying an obscene amount, we'll call you out on it) some items have limits as to how many you can carry at once. Soldier pills, chakra pills, and blood pills are all limited to three each. Smokebombs are limited to 6 each. Unsure of a general shuriken and kunai count? Go about ten each. Depletable items like these are replaced after a thread ends, however you must purchase more slots if you wish to increase the maximum amount of things you can carry. There are a variety of things your ninja can carry, you can check with any of the staff if you're unsure what.
Now that you've read through all of the rules, your next stop is the Getting Started page. Have fun!
Last Edit: Nov 11, 2014 17:49:26 GMT by Little One
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