• 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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What is a supporting character?

On Starlight Academy, only a small portion of the island's population is actually played. Outside of the Player Characters (PCs) are Non-Player Characters (NPCs), who fill in the gaps. If your character has family on the island, they're considered an NPC by default, and can appear as a side character in threads, as long as they're not actively being played.

If you want to do an app for one of these background NPCs, look at the Named NPCs system.

Supporting Characters sit on the cusp between PCs and NPCs. They are characters who are actively played by the person who makes them, but do not have a personal plot or a focus on their own character development. If a character exists only to facilitate the plots of others, then they're a Supporting Character.

If you want your character to have someone important to them (say, a teacher who mentors them), but don't plan to play them... that's fine! You don't need to make them a profile at all. You're capable of simply describing the character and mentioning them to friends without needing to do anything more. You only need to make a Supporting Character profile if you actually plan to roleplay as them.
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