I. To register, click on "profile" to the bottom right of the cbox.
II. Match your cbox name with your ooc account's display name.
III. Alcryst is home to any and all, so please refrain from ignoring or excluding guests and members or forming cliques.
IV. No IC soliciation or advertisement.
V. It is impolite to pressure someone into posting if it seems to make them uncomfortable. Err on the side of caution whenever unsure.
VI. To let someone know you posted for them, please tag them in your thread so they receive proper notification, rather than alerting them each time with the cbox.
VII. If you feel ignored, do your best to involve yourself in the conversation. Should you still seem excluded despite your true efforts, message a staff member or use our Grievances board so we can help ensure this doesn't happen again, to you or anyone else. A friendly community is important to us! Don't worry, we will always be discreet and professional.
VIII. We are all friends and certainly want to share with one another, but please keep awkward topics to more appropriate areas, like Palaver, an instant messenger, or private messaging, whenever possible. Though there's no black-and-white description, such conversations may be overly personal, particularly dark or depressive, uncomfortably vulgar, clearly one-sided or unappreciated, highly controversial like religion or politics, combative, exclusive, or otherwise cause a sense of tension.
IX. If a guest or new member has a question, try to cite sources when answering (such as a link to an official thread) or let a staff member handle it. We don't want incorrect information passed along!
X. Should a troll or troublemaker post in the cbox, ignore them and promptly message a staff member so we can ban them. It's key that you don't respond to them! That just feeds the nasty little creatures.
XI. Don't ask a staff member to perform a staff task through the cbox. Task requests should be made through Invocation. Feel free to alert staff when you first post a new Invocation thread, though, as they might've missed it.
The golden rule is simple:
Treat everyone with the respect you desire.
Don't pester, pressure, or push...
And treat everyone with a smile. :)
I. You may post any Alcryst-related promotions in the adbox. This includes but is not limited to: plots, roleplay threads, IC or OOC contests/games, occupational services, wanted ads, shop sales, art/code requests/sales, herds, guilds, and anything else that requires other members to participate or view.
II. The adbox may only be used for advertisement. You may not respond in the adbox nor may you discuss its content in the cbox. Feel free to make use of threads and PMs to converse on the topic.
III. Advertisements must be posted by the account most logically related to them. For example, a stand sale would be posted by the merchant's account.
IV. There is a limit of 1 post per collective advertisement, meaning you have 256 characters to convey your message and may not continue onto a 2nd post. This includes links. Note: you can remove board/thread names from the end of Alcryst URLs and they will still function so long as the ID number is intact. For example, http://alcryst.forums.net/board/1 is a functioning link despite the removal of the board name.
V. The adbox shows up to 20 posts. There may only be 1 visible post advertising the same event at a time. Therefore, you may repost the same promotion once your original post expires. You may also delete and repost your advertisement, effectively bumping it to the top, once a week at most.
VI. To delete a post, click on the X to the far right of your post. To edit one, hover your cursor over your post and select the "edit" option that appears. Deleted posts disappear immediately without confirmation and are not retrievable. Edited posts say [edited] to the left of their timestamp.
VII.Classifieds contains a comprehensive list of what may be advertised as well as additional solicitation options.
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Welcome to the relaunch of Alcryst! Every system has been polished and inch scoured to ensure the site is sleek, pristine, and ready for our members! To any returning members, it's wonderful to see you again, and to all new members, we cannot wait for you to join our family.
A realistic horse SIM featuring beautiful art, a wide variety of options, and unparalleled detail
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Theme and coding credit to Brady of Alcryst.
Logo and board header images created by Ruanly of DeviantArt.
Concept and content credited to Brady of Alcryst.
Membergroup icons created by Steamfaun & MagpieOnMars of DeviantArt.
All posts, characters, and individual content credited to their corresponding roleplayer.
First and foremost, the world of Alcryst is unique and vibrant, nature itself shifting around you in movement and hue and providing the roleplayer with stimulating muse--after all, it is not difficult to write when trees reach to grab you, the sky belches fire, and mountains change color. We are not Earth; there is no time period restricting our society. We are both Greek and Roman, we are Renaissance and magical, we are alien and exotic. Horses and humans alike can be an elaborate masterpiece of abnormality, from multiple heads to cyan flesh, or look entirely normal. Even more than their physicality is their mentality: humans are freed from the moral restrictions caging us and horses are far from prey, rather deadly carnivores, a predator. Not to mention the dynamic between the two species, one of painful separation and chaotic joining.
Though we offer both horses and humans, there is no need to mix them. We are the first to allow you to completely immerse yourself in one species or delve into both with equal ease. Play solely a human, solely a horse, or blend the two together! We do not force you to partake in both species and thus can appeal to a wider member-base on either end of the enthusiast spectrum.
Our shop system is member-run and one-of-a-kind. There is no single method for trade but rather many varieties to choose from, all catering to anyone's capabilities. Use your art to design armor and weapons; utilize activity and writing skill to farm cattle and crops; sell your horses individually or auction-style; buy cheap tack and sell at a higher price to gain profit; build your dream house/castle, stable, or inn through the caravan's construction options; buy directly from the site store for detailed customization; or perhaps deal with the black market in our rustic village, Morrene, where anything goes. Many of our shop systems allow OOC or IC interaction and are primed for the advantage of the clever. It is a vastly interconnected system, every facet reliant on another and each individual crucial.
You will never be bored here. Even if no one is responding to your threads, we have a secret: IC Interactive Boards. Nearly every IC board on the site has an alternate function that offers some reward or, as the name implies, interaction. Don't know what to do? Why not sacrifice to the gods? Or go fishing! You could drink some Elixirs, clone yourself, come up with your very own IC contest in the Arena! The list is quite endless. All IC Interactive boards are devised to provide our members with ways to occupy themselves and continue to excel. Don't believe me? Take a gander! Click on any IC category; every board description that has a top line centered and underlined is an IC Interactive Board. And yes, you can roleplay like normal in these as well! Don't feel overwhelmed by your options, they are not mandatory and there is no pressure to utilize them, but their presence means you will have plenty of ways to promote yourself, earn from your labor, and fill your time on a rainy day.
We do not promote favoritism. There are no royal ranks on this site that lend an unfair superiority over other characters/members. Instead, our sense of accomplishment and standard for prestige is gained through hard work, effort, time, and devotion!
For roleplayers, respect is earned mainly through Alcrystan money, custom titles, post count, and participation in contests, the cbox, and overall helpfulness and friendliness!
For humans, respect is earned mainly through Alcrystan money, high stats, number of occupations, quality and number of weapons/armor, number of owned horses, high stats for owned horses, a residence, customer satisfaction, creative appearances, guild standing, reputation, post count, victories in combat, contests won, and writing!
For horses, respect is earned mainly through Alcrystan money, high stats, herd standing, offspring, number of escapes, post count, victories in combat, contests won, quality and number of tack/horseshoes (if tamed), creative appearances, reputation, and writing!
You will find no magic King here that simply rules because they won an audition. What you will find is acceptance, encouragement, friendship, creativity, and a site pioneering a new frontier in roleplaying.