• Starlight Academy

  • Welcome

    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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ICC Rules

All ICC Rules

  • Characters should remain in-character whenever played in the canon ICC. However, please don't harass or bully another character excessively. Remember there is another person behind the character, and that your character is always free to leave.

  • Only accepted characters can be played in the ICC, and these characters may only be played by the character's creator. Pending, work in progress or archived characters cannot be used in any ICC.

  • Godmodding, powerplaying, and metagaming are strictly forbidden in the ICC. This includes the use of powers on another player's character without permission, even if the power is benevolent. When interacting with other characters, be sure to leave room for other characters to react, and ask permission before acting.

  • Roleplaying in the ICC should be done in third person, script-style format.

  • Character actions should be clearly distinguished from speech. Common indicators are *asterisks* or -dashes- to let people know what your character is doing.

  • Players should not type out foreign languages or accents, but instead continue to post in English. If speech is intended to be heavily accented or in an alternate language, this should be noted with action tags. For example: *in old Norse* Why would you say that?, or by noting in the characters mini-profile that they have an accent.

  • Please use ((double parenthesis)) or an OOC: tag to distinguish out of character remarks.

  • To keep ICC users identifiable, either use your characters full name, or put your username in parenthesis after the character nick name. For example, either put "Guinevere Haze" or "Guinevere (Bijou)". This should match the title of your application.

  • Remember to be inclusive and inviting to players coming in and out of the ICC. Even if your character would not directly greet them, acknowledging the presence of new characters is important.

  • Content should be kept at a PG-13 level. Situations including, but not limited to, excessive violence, explicit sexual situations, self-harm, and intense emotional content should be taken to a thread. While we respect that these are powerful subjects for character development, the ICC is not the appropriate place.

  • While cursing is allowed, please do not be excessive with it. Please do not use slurs. If needed in character, simply write around these things, such as -calls name a nasty slur under their breath-.

  • Players can play up to three characters at one time. Please be mindful of others, and don't just roleplay with yourself. If your characters are sitting off to the side, having a private conversation and not engaging with anyone else, the conversation should likely be happening in a personal thread on the site.

  • Supporting Characters are allowed to be played in the ICC.

  • As a limitation of the ICC software, the ICC will only remember one log-in at a time. When roleplaying in two or more characters at the same time, please do not refresh the page. Doing so will set you as logged in to the account you logged in most recently, and require you to log back in on your other characters.

  • If you find yourself typing a paragraph of dialogue and actions, that is generally a sign that you should consider heading to the forums.

  • If your character enters in a form that doesn't match their icon, it is strongly recommended that you mention this in their name to avoid confusion. This should be using [square brackets], or noting it alongside the player name, such as "Guinevere Haze [Demon]" or "Guinevere (Demon/Bijou)".

  • Canon ICC

    • The Canon ICC's rules encompass both the regular canon ICC as well as any event-specific ICCs.

    • The events in these boxes are considered canon on the site, no different from a thread. The setting of the canon ICC is the first floor of the Manta Carlos Community Center, located in Oceania Park (read the full description HERE). The center is free for anyone to visit, and contains a number of amenities.

    • Entering the ICC opens characters up to the consequences of their actions. While characters will not (and should not) die in the ICC, characters who break the law in the ICC, or admit to breaking the law will face consequences for their actions.

    • The community center is a public space, intended for the use of all citizens of the island. Any player whose character has the police called on them twice in a two week period is banned from the community center for a two week period. This also extends to health issues, or other official intervention.

    • When playing in the canon ICC, the profile URL field should be a direct link to your characters ICC mini-profile. This direct link can be found by navigating to your characters mini-profile, clicking the #3 in the top right of the post, and copying the URL that pops up. ICC mini-profiles are mandatory for playing in the canon ICC.

    • It is important to acknowledge other characters, even if your character would not necessarily approach them. You (the player) should not be ignoring other people in the ICC, although your character might make a conscious choice to ignore other characters IC. Having your character spot them entering but looking away is one way of clearly signalling they've been seen, even if your character is deep in conversation.

    • Please be considerate when you have to go, so as not to leave your fellow RPers hanging. As much as possible, please try and have your character leave or be otherwise unavailable so that the people you are RPing with will be aware of your availability, rather than dropping out mid-conversation. If you absolutely must go suddenly, let your partners know OOC!

    • Content that would require a content warning on the site should not be a part of the ICC. While fights are permitted, the canon ICC is policed in-character. The facility has a large number of cameras, and physical fights, property damage, or other crimes will be responded to quickly. Even if no police officer responds in time, characters can still face serious consequences for committing crimes inside the facility.

    • In the event something happens in the ICC that you'd like to retract (say, you accidentally greeted a character by name before realizing your character wouldn't know their name), simply let people know OOC when it happens. For larger things you want (or need) to retcon, all players who were in the ICC need to be involved in the discussion of whether or not to retcon, not just the ones who you were directly involved with.

    • Event ICC

      • From time to time, the canon ICC's setting will be shifted from the community center to another setting entirely. You can always find information on when these events will happen by checking our event calendar.

      • Information on the setting (and any extra information) will always be found at the top of the ICC, below links to the other chats.

      • Some events will have additional rules, such as limiting the number of characters, or requiring a non-standard mini-profile type to be filled out.

Apr 9, 2017
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