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2022 A.D. Solvaton, Oregon. United States. [Fictional city.]
Depicted: Sector Utkin - Central Business District.


For most of the younger populace, it's a summer finally spent out of school (except for those unfortunate summer school chumps). For everyone else, hah, well... it's business as usual. Solvaton is a city directly on the west coast, generally considered the perfect picture of "melting pot" America. There's not much you can't find here, and as cities go, Solvaton boasts a somewhat low crime rate (that doesn't mean nothing bad happens, though). Tourists and foreigners aren't exactly an uncommon sight, by the way; Solvaton's position on the west coast makes it a common stop for those traveling by sea or air.

None of that is what makes Solvaton special, though. There's something far more, but it has yet to come into play. You see, something big is about to happen. Soon, some very unique people are going to appear. Very few in number, these folk, and quite special.

Psions - real ones, not stage actors and novel characters.

When their powers manifest, however, the entirety of our world will have much more to worry about than some electrokinetic teenager or mind-reading lawyers. You see, when the psions make their appearance, something else will, too.

STATUS - Characters have yet to acquire their powers.
Nine (in-RP!) days before R?a???? ????t.

EVENTS - Currently, none.

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A Note on Technology -


Since it's A.D. 2022 (eight years from now, at least as of writing this!), don't expect anything to have changed by some (unrealistically) ridiculous extent. I'm sure some things will have been improved upon or even been made all-new, but nobody has invented the Miraculous Plot Device 3000 Ver.4.1.1 yet, so please don't pull any weird stunts.

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Politics - In THIS guild? Who gives a fu--

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Guild Rules, Check 'Em!


A PLAYER MAY NOT...

...Use a blatantly unoriginal character. This shall be defined as "shamelessly copying and pasting characters from video games, books, movies, shows, or other media, especially without any significant differences." This isn't a fan-club. Don't MAKE a copy-cat character, or else I'll MAKE you swallow a knuckle sandwich! >;(

...Immediately apply the full effects of powerful attacks or abilities to other characters. There is, of course, nothing more annoying than having that guy who feels like he can kill other characters in one post. This guild finds nothing wrong with inevitability, but you are not controlling the other players' characters, nor are you going to tell them "HA HA HA, YOU GOT HIT BY THIS, NO ARGUMENTS, IT HAPPENED!" unless it's agreed to be reasonable. If an agreement cannot be reached between players, then a captain or crew will decide - and any decision reached will be final.

With that said, crew members and vice captains are not chosen lightly. Anyone in that position is someone I trust to make fair judgments.

...NOT be affected by abilities or attacks that, by all rights, should have affected that player's character. Fate will NOT be cheated here; if a thing is entirely guaranteed to affect a character, it shall. If the role-players cannot agree on what should befall a character, then *WE* will. This isn't Doom, so don't try any of that IDDQD crap here.

...While using a character who has not trained to do a particular thing, do that thing as well as characters with considerably more experience. Professional MMA fighters won't lose horribly to an amateur in a straight melee, nor will a random NPC bartender suddenly be the fastest gunman in the West. ...Not without explanation, at the least.

...Fail to post regularly. This one's pretty important. This is not a guild that demands your soul and servitude; there are plenty of important things that others need to do. However, if it's common for you to go weeks without posting, you're not needed here. It is very difficult to believe that a Gaian can't write a few paragraphs of text in a 72-hour period. (Note: We won't actually bug you about how much you post every day, so don't worry about that.)

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How to Join


A request to join this guild requires the following things:

- Decent grasp of the written English language.
- More than one sentence. Come on, guys. -_-
- An explanation of why you'd like to join the guild.
- An agreement that you won't horribly violate the Gaia Terms of Service in this guild.
- Whatever else you want to say, if anything.

That's it. There aren't any special requirements; no role-playing "samples" are necessary, but I'll read them. I don't need them to determine whether you should be in the guild. If your join request is horribly lacking, or if your join request points toward you being a person who will jeopardize guild communion (either with TOS violations that could land us in trouble, or by constantly arguing with me/Guild staff about absolutely everything), you will be rejected.

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Questions You Never Asked!

Are you a godless, devil-worshipping heathen?

No. Do not ask this type of question.

Do you do occult stuff?

No.

What's the literacy level for this guild?

"Literate" and "Semi-Literate," for those familiar with those terms in the context of role-playing. If not, then your posts need to be coherent, rather than an endless string of text-talk garbage. It also means having the power to write paragraphs.

I can be Harry Potter, right?

No.

May I use (insert thing here) for my character(s)?

It doesn't really matter what you're thinking when you design a character, or use a design for a character. However, using a photo of a real person is prohibited (celebrities, models, etcetera).

Is it fine to adapt a character I had in another guild?

Of course... just, uh, give us something new?

How many characters may I control?

For the first two weeks, create no more than two (living!) characters. After this time, *OR* if told otherwise, you may have up to five (living!) characters.

...Wouldn't my character know if s/he was about to have a unique power?

No. Don't try any "Chosen One" stuff here.

CAN YOU MAKE ME CREW/VICE?

UNLESS I CAN TRUST HOW YOU WIELD POWER, THE ANSWER IS NO. IF I DO NOT BELIEVE I REQUIRE YOU IN THE POSITION, THE ANSWER WILL ALSO BE NO. IT'S TRUE THAT I WILL NEED SOMEONE AS A VICE CAPTAIN, BUT I WILL REACH THAT DECISION *AFTER* I GET THIS GUILD OFF ITS ARSE. ALSO, TURN OFF CAPS LOCK.

WHEN AM I CONSIDERED "INACTIVE"?

IF YOU DON'T MAKE ANY POSTS FOR TWELVE DAYS, OR IF YOU TELL US YOU ARE TOO BUSY TO POST, YOU ARE TAGGED AS "INACTIVE."

IF YOU SIGN YOURSELF AS INACTIVE, NAME ANYONE WHO YOU PERMIT TO ASSUME CONTROL OF YOUR (ACTIVELY PARTICIPATING) CHARACTERS, IF ANYONE AT ALL.

ONLY IN EXTREME CASES WILL A MEMBER ACTUALLY BE KICKED FROM THE GUILD FOR INACTIVITY. WITH THAT SAID, IT'S GENERALLY APPRECIATED IF YOU COULD DROP BY OFTEN.

WHY IS CAPS LOCK STILL ON?

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PLEASE DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY DONATING TO THIS GUILD. PLEASE.