• Starlight Academy
    A MODERN FANTASY ROLEPLAY



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    If you are reading this, then you are a very special person. Unique, gifted, different; it does not matter how you wish to phrase it. As a result, I would like to congratulate you on your invitation to Starlight Academy. We are looking forward to meeting you.

    Starlight Academy is a laid back roleplaying community with a goal in mind: to have fun while roleplaying. We post at our own pace, we plot to our hearts desire, and you decide how your roleplaying experience will be.











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Starlight Academy is a laid back roleplaying community with a goal in mind: to have fun while roleplaying. Post at your own pace, plot to your heart's desire, and you decide how your roleplaying experience will be.


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Starlight Academy is PG-13 in character and out unless labeled in a Mature thread where the rating is R. PG-13 includes: soft drug use, alcohol use, language, and mild sexual content.




General Rules
 


  • Respect everyone. This is the number one rule and we cannot stress how important it is. Please help keep our community safe.

    • We are an Account-Per-Player site. This means that you will only have a single account for all your characters. Please register with your real birthday. In the cbox and on the wiki, please register with the same name you use on the forums.

      • Unlabeled mature content is not allowed. There are to be no pornographic, gory, or otherwise inappropriate images or links unless in a Mature labeled thread. Risque and borderline content should be in a spoiler, with the reason for the label mentioned. NSFW/Mature content should not be linked to in the cbox.

        • All posts must be legible and readable on all themes. This means that text should not be unreadable colors or fonts. If your post uses unreadable fonts, sizes, or colors, a moderator will edit your post to resolve the issue, and may send you a PM if the issue is repeated.

          • Be careful with your language. Cussing is allowed. Slurs, however, are not, unless In Character. Keep the cursing to a minimum in the cbox, and don't intentionally bypass any filters that are in place.

            • Do not spam. Double posts are allowed in self-roleplays or community lounge threads, but each post should have enough content to stand on their own. Don't double post elsewhere, and don't flood the board.

              • Do not advertise in inappropriate places. Keep your advertising to the advertising forums; sending PMs as advertisements is an instant ban!

                • Let the staff do their job. If you see a problem with another member, please don't attempt to step in yourself. Instead, inform a member of the staff so that they can take appropriate action.

                  • Contact Kyros if you need anything a moderator cannot help with. If you have any issues with other member, SA itself, or any of the staff, please do not hesitate to inform Kyros about these things. While it may feel safer to not stir the waters, if Kyros doesn't know something is wrong, nothing will ever change. You can reach out to them via PM, Discord, Skype, or through the Private Letters forum.



                  • Chat Rules
                     


                    • Avatars should be accessible. Only use small images and short gifs. All avatars must be hosted on imgur, Starlight Academy, or similar image hosting services.

                      • Don't spam in the chat. The chat is set to automatically issue bans for too many messages coming through too quickly.

                        • Don't advertise other sites in the chat. It's fine to briefly mention other sites, but don't talk about them at length.

                          • Do not plot in the main chat. Keep your plotting to the plotting forum or plotting chat, not the main chat. Brief mentions are okay, but if continues, it should be moved to the plot chat.

                            • Don't roleplay in the main chat. The In-Character Chat is there, and has it's own set of rules and guidelines you can find here. Please read them before joining the ICC.

                              • Remember to be appropriate. The chat is for everyone, and we want everyone to be comfortable. The chat follows the same rules at the site, which means that soft drug use, alcohol use, language, and mild sexual content are all acceptable topics of discussion. If you feel uncomfortable with a topic of conversation, it's perfectly acceptable to ask for a topic change. Please be explicit that you'd like a topic change; hinting or being subtle will not work.

                                • Respect the moderators and rangers. If a topic has become too inappropriate, staff will use to force a subject change. If you see the mod mermaid, you must change the subject. Failure to do so results in a 12 hour cbox ban.



                                • Character Rules
                                   


                                  • Read the Character Rules. For a full list of Character Rules, please read this thread.

                                    • Starlight Academy is an original roleplay. All characters must be your own original creation. Canon persons, creatures, or concepts from other works fiction can not be a part of your character's canon. If you have any questions, feel free to ask staff. Plagiarism is not tolerated.

                                      • Characters are allowed to be connected to mythology, urban myth, and public domain works. However, your character cannot be the canon. For example, your character could be a child of Zeus, but you couldn't play Zeus himself. Similarly, your character could be a demon who feels they inspired the original story of Faust, but you couldn't claim they were the original source of the Faust story.

                                        • Starlight Academy does not have a face-claim system. We do not track which characters use which faces. We allow the use of art, fanart, concept art, or real life people, with the following conditions:

                                          - Original Art: Do not use other people's original character art without permission.

                                          - Real Life: Playbys should be one of the following: Model (with a modeling agency page), Stock Photo (released for free public use), or Media Star (with either a Wikipedia page, or having starred in a TV show/movie).



                                        • Roleplay Rules
                                           


                                          • We are a consent based roleplay. This means that godmoding, power playing, and meta-gaming are prohibited unless you have the permission of your roleplaying partner.

                                            • Apply the appropriate Prefixes to your threads. Here is a guide for how to Prefix properly.

                                              • Roleplay in a way that makes sense. Posts should be in third person, past tense. There is no minimum or maximum word count, but please try and give your partner something to respond to.

                                                • Posts, both roleplay and out of character, should be in clear, easy to understand English. While your character might speak another language, please be respectful of other languages. Don't type out accents, or google translate large portions of your character's speech. Instead, mention that your character is speaking another language as part of the roleplay. If you do use another language as part of a post, provide a translation within the post itself.

                                                  • Nearly all plots are accepted unless they break the setting. There are only four types of plots that are not allowed without staff permission: War, Apocalypse, Fourth-Wall breaking, or changing the Environment/Setting completely.

                                                    • Be wary of what you have your characters do. In-Character actions may lead to enforced In-Character consequences depending on the situation.

                                                      • Keep the violence tasteful and love scenes to a PG-13 level when not using the Mature prefix. ALWAYS label your threads as Mature if there is graphic violence, extreme language, or sexual roleplaying. If you are underage and are listed to be 18+ on your profile, what you view is NOT our responsibility. We will not condone or tolerate underaged roleplayers viewing or participating in Mature threads. If we find out that an underage roleplayer is lying about their age, they will receive an instant ban.

                                                        • Characters under the age of 16 cannot be roleplayed in explicit sexual circumstances.



                                                        These rules are subject to change at any time and consequences are at the staffs discretion. If you have any concerns or complaints, please contact us via PM or email at starlightacademystaff@gmail.com
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