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The first and foremost rule of this holt is to Have Fun! Other rules are as follows to help keep the game enjoyable for all:

New character generation is closed.

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1.
Provide a valid e-mail address. Our RP venue is e-mail based, and I can't admit your character to the holt if I can't get in contact with you. I will not take the time to hunt down your correct e-mail address if you provide one that is not valid or bounces.
2.
No Pini characters. No exceptions. Sure, it might be fun to play Cutter, Leetah, or Skywise, but this holt is for original characters only. The same rule applies to both elf and human characters.
3.
Only up to three characters (elf, human, or bond) will be allowed to have a word in their name. For example, if we have characters named Starsong, Winterstar, and Stargazer, you will not be allowed to make a character with "Star" in his or her name.
4.
No High Ones allowed. The High Ones (except Timmain) are dead and/or missing and are nowhere near our holt. Players are also not allowed to make half-breeds (like Timmorn or Two-edge) or excessively old characters (3000 turns is the limit for now--these are wolfriders, after all!)
5.
Wandering characters are no longer being accepted in Stormrise Holt. Your character must be a life member of Stormrise until further notice.
6.
A griffin-rider character must have been born at Stormrise Holt or must have lived at the holt for at least four full turns. Also, please keep in mind that Griffins do not bond with elves until they reach maturity, around age 100.
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A new member is only allowed to play one character to begin with. You may choose a human or an elf character, but please be aware that, at this time, humans and elves have not met in our plotlines. New members will also have a one month probationary period. If you've shown you can participate actively during that time, you will be given the privelege to create or adopt another character. No player may have any more than three characters total. Keep in mind that if you play more than one character, you must be active with all of them.
8.

Magics and skills available are limited to what is on the CIS form and are first-come, first serve. If you have an idea for a magic you'd like to have that isn't listed, let me know, and I might make an exception. However, I reserve the right to refuse if I don't think it will work out.

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This is an R-rated Holt. That means there might be a few situations that might be offensive to some. Elves and Humans in Stormrise might experience violent and/or sexual situations. Please keep these things in mind before you join. Any such situations are expected to be handled tastefully. Use of overly graphic violence or the use of pornographic language and/or material will not be tolerated and will be grounds for immediate expulsion from the Holt.
2.
Holt Members are required to post for their characters once a week at the very least. Posting more often than this is preferable.
3.
If you own more than one character, you are required to be active with all of them. If you don't post regularly for all of your characters, you will be asked to put your inactive characters up for adoption.
4.
Don't hold up the plot. If you're involved in a thread, post in a timely fashion. Other members are depending on you to keep the story going. If something comes up and you're unable to post for a while, let me know so I can play your character for you.
5.

You are not allowed to play another player's character or their bond in any way, shape, or form unless you have permission from that player. If you do so, you will be warned. Repeated instances of playing others' characters without permission will get you removed from the holt.

6.

I understand completely that Real Life can interfere with one's playing time--so if something comes up that keeps you from playing, I won't be angry with you. However, if you know you will be away and unable to contribute for a while, please let me know, either via e-mail or the forums. Failure to do so may result in your being removed from the holt. I will hold purges from time to time to remove inactive players. A purge may or may not be announced in the forum, so be sure to contact me if you will be inactive to avoid losing your place in the holt.

My definition of an active player is one who posts regularly and makes an effort to interact with other members' characters and to participate in plots. Throwing your character into a post where here or she is off alone somewhere to say you've posted isn't being active.

Characters of players who have been inactive for quite some time and who have been purged will be subject to placement on the Adoptables list. Don't expect me to kill off your character when he or she is integrated into society.

7.
New members who do not post an in character posting to the group RP within one week of joining will be removed from the holt, and their character will be placed up for adoption.
8.

A leader may create a holt, but the members of a holt help to bring it to life. I encourage member players to be creative. I encourage you to interject your own side plots and events into existing storylines--after all, what fun is RP if you're just reading a script a HM tells you to read? I don't call that roleplay at all!

Please keep in mind, though, if you want to start something "big" that is going to change the face of this holt, will threaten this holt or threaten to kill any elfin or human character, it needs to be approved by me first.

9.

Lovemating and/or lifemating is to be left up to the players. Recognitions, however, will be chosen at random by the holtmistress.

A player can not have his or her character become pregnant outside of Recognition.

10.
Do not send spam, e-mail chain letters, "virus warnings" or other junk mail to the list. Doing so will result in your removal from the Holt.
11.
Keep forum topics focused on holt or ElfQuest related topics.
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Art and Fan Fiction submitted to Stormrise Holt must be original -- don't steal someone else's art or fiction and claim it as your own. I will refuse and/or remove any such work, and submitting such work can be grounds for your removal from the Holt.

2.
Please keep art and stories tasteful. Overly graphic or pornographic material will be rejected.
3.
Preferred format for art submissions is a 72 dpi .jpg. You may e-mail your submissions to me.
4.
Art and Fan Fiction submitted must pertain to Stormrise Holt. Pictures of elves, humans, or griffins from other worlds, etc will not be accepted.
5.
If you commission someone to draw or color artwork for you, be sure to give the artist proper credit for his or her work at the time of its submission. I am not responsible for any improperly credited art due to someone not following this rule.
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I will accept dolls/dollz as an art submission, provided you have dressed the doll yourself. If you have made a doll on a base that is not your own, you must give proper credit to the individual/site where you got the base. I will not accept drag-n-drop submissions or dolls or dolls that have been made via "frankendolling" (cutting up others' dolls to make one of your own).
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By submitting your work for placement on the Stormrise Holt website, you grant your permission for its use on this Holt site, even if your membership in the Holt should cease for any reason.
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I, the holtmistress, reserve the right to refuse or terminate a player's membership, to modify the rules listed above, make exceptions to a rule listed above, or to add rules as I see fit and/or necessary. I will always notify the holtmembers of any changes made to these rules.

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