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    Roleplay Rules

    Roleplay Rules Please review and abide by the Roleplay Standards. Your Minecraft skin must be appropriate and match the persona you are playing. Roleplay must take place within the server’s established lore and medieval-fantasy setting. Exclude real-world history, clones of real-world figures, and lore from other games from your roleplay. This includes not "inventing" or "creating" things that mirror more modern-day tools or technology, whether by mundane or magical means (refer to Techlock Standards). If you wish to see things of a more advanced nature, you need to write a lore submission for it. If you are interested, more information can be found here (Lore Submission Info) Do not troll or meme in roleplay, follow the Roleplay Standards. Always remain in character while in roleplay chat channels. Do not participate in or encourage metagaming or powergaming. Sexually explicit or graphic roleplay is forbidden. You must ‘fade-to-black’. Characters under the age of 18 may not fade-to-black. Fading to black, or more commonly known as an FTB is an emote in which the screen ‘fades out.’ Prior to a graphic or explicit scene, you are expected to emote the screen ‘fading out.’ No graphic, sexually explicit, or erotic / fetish (references to) roleplay takes place on the server. Brothels, prostitution, rape, beastiality, pedophilia, and necrophilia are prohibited and may not even be mentioned in roleplay or backstories. Relationships with playable humanoid races do not count as beastiality. Your characters may not interact with each other. This includes physically being together, transferring items, or otherwise contributing to each other’s ambitions, goals, or stories. You may play your own children, though they may not physically interact in-game. Your inventory, actions (ex. punching), and mechanical location are considered admissible in RP. You may not roleplay items that you do not currently possess in your inventory (this excludes small, non-combat and non-magical trinkets such as rings and necklaces). Information on your persona card must match your character, you must always have your persona’s age and race on the card - you may not adjust your character's age artificially to avoid aging. Lore creatures, event creatures, etc. are an exception. You cannot give your persona to another player. The only exceptions are between your own alternative accounts. When a character has a child (<16 years old), the parent player reserves the right to make a request to Moderation Management that the child character be swapped if the person playing the child goes inactive (2 weeks offline or low activity logged). Although killing other player’s livestock with sufficient roleplay is allowed, you must leave two of each animal alive. You are not allowed to circumvent the rules to kill livestock. You can not steal livestock without leaving two of each animal behind. You must leave a sign stating the RP that played out or file a /modreq if you do not have permissions through WorldGuard to place said sign. You may not abuse mechanics to access areas you cannot get to in roleplay, this includes boat glitching and using horses to bypass walls higher than 3 blocks tall.
  2. Lyonharted™

    General Rules

    General Rules Do not modshop. A staff member’s verdict is final and must be followed. If you wish to contest it, contact the corresponding team management or admin. Do not troll, cyberbully, harass, slander, or threaten players in any way on any medium, including Discord, Skype, Teamspeak, etc. If you feel unsafe or unwelcome due to the actions of another player, please email safety@lotc.co Do not share or collect private or identifiable information about other players. This is commonly referred to as 'doxxing'. Do not share your accounts with anyone. Any action taken is your responsibility. Sharing your accounts with banned players will result in harsher punishment. This includes any alt accounts that are linked to your main account. Do not abuse glitches/exploits. Report any glitch/exploit you find immediately to a member of the Tech Team, do not share these glitches/exploits with anyone. Do not use modified clients that grant you an advantage or cheat in any way, including but not limited to auto-clickers or mouse/keyboard features to that effect, radar, etc. Do not use alternate accounts to avoid punishments such as bans and blacklists. This leads to ban length extensions. All of your Minecraft accounts must be linked to your forum account. This can be done with /freja forum <forum username>. If for some reason this command does not work, contact a member of the Tech Team. Do not plagiarize or use (without permission) other people’s work. This includes, but is not limited to: art, lore, writing, builds, characters and skins (even if edited). If you must leave your computer do not stay logged in away from your keyboard (AFK). You may not use this as an excuse to leave roleplay or get out of situations you do not desire to be in. We are an English speaking community. You must keep out-of-character discussion in English, but in-character dialogue may use a roleplay language. Do not set your Minecraft username to anything that is offensive, or impersonates another member of the community. Doing this will result in the account being banned until the name is changed. We consider the age of maturity to be 18 years of age. Regardless of the medium, we will take action against players who use our community as a means to engage in predatory behaviour towards others. If you feel unsafe due to the actions of another player, please email safety@lotc.co.
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    Guidelines

    Server Guidelines #scope ul li { margin-bottom: 1em; } #scope p { line-height:2; } Make sure to familiarize yourself with our Community Guidelines. Respect your fellow players. Write constructively, and in good-spirit of our community. You must behave civilly. Please familiarize yourself with the Roleplay Quality Standards. Roleplay is a double-edged sword: you are expected to provide interactive roleplay in both situations that are unfavorable to others as well as in situations that are unfavorable for you or your character for the good of the game. Use common sense. You are responsible for helping build a serious roleplay environment. If you doubt you are doing the right thing, ask a moderator. Exploiting, manipulating, or ‘loopholing’ the rules is strictly punishable. The staff is here to help. We volunteer ourselves to this community out of love and a desire to see it succeed. If you have issues with any of us please contact that member’s respective Management or Administrator. Moderation Discretion Clause All the rules listed for the server are there to facilitate a fun, fair, and conducive role-player environment as well foster a community of respect and cooperation. Players who attempt to get off on technicalities/loopholes or skirt the line between breaking the rules can still incur an infraction should either of the aforementioned goals be threatened. This right can be exercised at the discretion of Moderation should it be deemed necessary.
  4. An update is issued. Citizens, The Crown has seen fit to extraordinarily allow some late registrations to be approved. William Helvets @edelos Adrian Otho Helvets @Draeris We wish these and the other candidates the best of luck. Your humble servant, Victor Clement Halcourt Secretary of State for Civil Affairs
  5. Letters are dispatched to anyone whom submitted a candidacy declaration. Copies are also sent to the Chancellor of Elections Dmitri Orlov @BogsBinny and the Undersecretary of State for Civil Affairs Augustus Halcourt @SprinklyPants. Additional copies are posted on public bulletin boards across the Empire. Dear sir or ma’am, The following candidacy declarations have been accepted. These candidates will appear on the ballot for the 20th Imperial Diet’s House of Commons general election. These persons are of the age of eligibility, have valid census registrations, are not associated with illegal partisan organizations, and otherwise meet all legal requirements to run. They may continue to engage in routine campaign activities in anticipation of the upcoming general election. Thomas Aquinas-Elmpool @gemini95 Franz Sarkozy @Nectorist Jonah Stahl-Elendil @Braehn Elendil An'Hiraeth George Kovachev @Esterlen George Dubois @lou Annabelle Kelmenour @audyush George Galbraith @MrChenn1 Skingaard van Halen @yopplwasupxxx Philip Pruvia-Albarosa @SerFinnick Lemuel de Langford @Trenchist Lajos Karoly @CrownedLime747 The following candidacy declarations have been denied. Please note that candidates must be at least 30 years of age to be eligible. Further campaigning on behalf of these individuals is illegal and may incur criminal charges. Upon reaching the age of eligibility, we encourage these persons to declare their candidacy at that point in time, for a future election. Adrian Helvets @edelos on account of his age Richard Pruvia-Albarosa @hotboss on account of his age Remi Remi @Tainted_ace on account of his age
  6. Letters are dispatched to anyone whom submitted a candidacy declaration. Copies are also sent to the Chancellor of Elections Conrad Barclay @argonian and the Undersecretary of State for Civil Affairs Augustus Halcourt @SprinklyPants. Additional copies are posted on public bulletin boards across the Empire. Dear sir or ma’am, The following candidacy declarations have been accepted. These candidates will appear on the ballot for the 19th Imperial Diet’s House of Commons general election. These persons are of the age of eligibility, have valid census registrations, are not associated with illegal partisan organizations, and otherwise meet all legal requirements to run. They may continue to engage in routine campaign activities in anticipation of the upcoming general election. Angelika Bykov @AnonymousAlexa Edwin Winter @SubscriptShark2 Leonard Skingaard @yopplwasupxxx Karl Schumor @Zanthuz Juliyus Kortrevich @Quinn275 Annabelle Kelmenour @audyush Lukaz Rakoczy @Pureimp10 George Galbraith @MrChenn1 Marya Annaliese Kortrevich @MikoMonster George Kovachev @Esterlen Jonah Stahl-Elendil @Braehn Elendil An'Hiraeth Edvard Amador @HogoBojo Franz Sarkozy @Nectorist Ostromir Carrion @Lhindir_ Padraig O’Rourke @Mandalore1 Boris var Ruthern @GMRO The following candidacy declarations have been denied. Please note that candidates must be at least 30 years of age to be eligible. Further campaigning on behalf of these individuals is illegal and may incur criminal charges. Upon reaching the age of eligibility, we encourage these persons to declare their candidacy at that point in time, for a future election. Haakon Vuiller @hotboss on account of his age Edward Selm @BenevolentManacles on account of his age WIth this announcement, candidacy declaration for this general election shall close and this roll of candidates will be finalized.
  7. Victor C. Halcourt begins compiling the works and achievements of the late Peter III, hoping to submit a biographical memoir to the Imperial Library so that future generations will know the importance of this Imperial visionary.
  8. Victor downs a bottle of whiskey in honor of old Peter, and prays that Anne will fill his shoes well enough. He then contacts the new editor in chief of the Helena Herald, Inc. and asks them to begin writing an obituary befitting this titan of state.
  9. LIVERY BOARD VOTE ON THE CENSUS INTEGRATION ACT 6th of Sun’s Smile, 1783 AYE Speaker Halcourt Master Pruvia Master Aquinas Master Kelmenour Master Orlov Master Carrington NAY Master Morgryn ABSTENTION none ABSENT Speaker Pro Tempore Commandore Master Sommers Master Ishmael The bill passes with a majority of six ayes. The Census Integration Act in its amended form is submitted to the Office of the Mayor for veto or signature. @monkey poacher LIVERY BOARD VOTE ON THE PUBLIC RECORDS ACT 8th of Sun’s Smile, 1783 AYE Speaker Halcourt Master Kelmenour Master Orlov Master Carrington Master Morgryn NAY none ABSTENTION none ABSENT Speaker Pro Tempore Commandore Master Sommers Master Ishmael Master Pruvia Master Aquinas The bill lacks a majority but may achieve one if one further Master votes aye via absentee ballot. LIVERY BOARD VOTE ON THE SEPTIC RENOVATION ACT 11th of Sun’s Smile, 1783 AYE Speaker Halcourt Master Pruvia Master Kelmenour Master Orlov Master Carrington Master Morgryn NAY none ABSTENTION none ABSENT Speaker Pro Tempore Commandore Master Sommers Master Ishmael Master Aquinas The bill passes with a majority of six ayes. The Septic Renovation Act in its original form is submitted to the Office of the Mayor for veto or signature. @monkey poacher
  10. A transcript of the 11th Tobias Bounty, 1783 meeting is shared with the Masters and the Government. A key is provided in the transcript, as well a roll of attendance. Master Attendance Speaker Pro Tempore Commandore Absent Master Carrington Present Master Sommers Absent Master Kelmenour Present Master Orlov Present Master Morgryn Present Master Aquinas Proxy* Speaker Halcourt Present Master Pruvia Present Master Ishmael Absent * Master Aquinas delegated Casper Hyde of the Honorable Company of Drapers and Haberdashers as his proxy and representative for the duration of this meeting. Key Color Speaker Livery Master City Government Meeting Minutes from the 11th of Tobias Bounty, 1783 Meeting
  11. VICTOR’S VERSES Volume I “The Lighthouse” Distributed by Halcourt Publishing Co. 17th of Horen’s Calling, 1782 Entry I “Varoche Hall” On the inception and foundation of our new Empire As represented by the “lighthouse of liberty, “ Varoche Hall Note: Godfrey is a nod to the old ways (pure feudalism) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ We built Joseph’s Empire Over the graves of nobility We laid the first brick In the ruins of the Old City Next we rebuilt the throne And there, in its place We laid a cornerstone For a nation’s workspace We erected a new temple A shining beacon A capitoline fortress But it was just an example A marble deacon A lighthouse to fluoresce As the fire of liberty burned higher We surrendered our authority For we built our new Empire O’er the ashes of Godfrey __________________________________________ Entry II “Yesteryear’s Josephite” A story of the failed liberal revolution of Joseph Marna Based on recollections from my grandfather, a Josephite who fought in the failed Siege of Helena at the end of the war _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Dust to dust We crumble like rust Social decay The price that we pay It's a cost for our conquest We lost but we progressed It'll suffice for the moment But remember what we dreamt For we're revolutionaries But they'll cast us as rebels My friends, stand at ease For the final ringing of the bells Raise a white flag o'er the ramparts Dream no more of the barricade Let there be no more bleeding hearts This is the disbansion of our brigade Our aim was social reformation To tame a broken institution Our game was total sublimation The blame is in our own possession If your hope is to fight on Begone from these halls If you hope for an august dawn Flee far from these walls This is my farewell I am a sailor aboard a sinking ship I hope you fare well And I pray you avoid the whip Farewell O, farewell Farewell O, farewell __________________________________________ Entry III “Rest In Piss” On the tyrants of the Pertinax dynasty _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Your gravestones will be defaced Thoroughly pissed on so often That your corpses float to the surface Then your story will be forgotten As history continues to march ever onward Not even a footnote for someone so rotten Finally, your legacy will be only this poem Written that we all might remember Once, you could have been different __________________________________________ Entry IV “Titans” My first thoughts upon becoming a Cabinet Secretary _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ I have no words I am made small Before these giants Standing so tall __________________________________________ Entry V “The Tapestry” A tribute to Simon Basrid’s idea: the Tapestry of Man _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Ours is not a melting pot Do not buy this lie they taught It is a tapestry of intersectionality A beautiful painting of our propinquity It captures the essence of all our hearts While maintaining its component parts The goal is not assimilation Put simply, it is cohabitation That we might escape our restraints And live in the land of the saints Authored by Mr. Victor Clement Halcourt
  12. A letter is shared with Simon, sent via courier. @Cracker Mr. Basrid, Upon hearing of your retirement, I felt provoked to write a poem. Your long and dedicated career, and your repeated reinforcement of this beautiful idea – the Tapestry of Man – compelled me to capture this in prose. __________________________________________ “The Tapestry” A tribute to Simon Basrid’s idea: the Tapestry of Man _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Ours is not a melting pot Do not buy this lie they taught It is a tapestry of intersectionality A beautiful painting of our propinquity It captures the essence of all our hearts While maintaining its component parts The goal is not assimilation Put simply, it is cohabitation That we might escape our restraints And live in the land of the saints You have rendered upon the canvas of history an entire corner of the Tapestry of Man, Mr. Basrid. I pray the next generation of artists will possess a similar talent. To Providence indeed. Your friend, Victor Clement Halcourt
  13. Dear sir, It dawned on me just now that you were the nice young man that I had met with in my office. What a wonderful coincedence. But as for your apology, friend --- all is well. I understand. The passions of youth can cloud even the greatest judgement. Sifting through the complexity and confusion of our interconnected world is a difficult task. Even harder is deriving valuations of justice or injustice from the chaos we see in our day to day lives. Please stay vigilant and continue to hold us, your leaders, to account. I have pulled your application and reviewed it personally. Welcome aboard. At your earliest convenience you may report to my office at Varoche Hall. We will begin the onboarding and you may start work as an Imperial Archivist. As an extra project, I will have you assist me in converting the old orphanage into dormitories for the Imperial University. These dormitories will be available for orphans and students alike, offering central and convenient housing to youth in need. I will personally finance a scholarship to this end. I look forward to working with you. Sincerely yours, Secretary Halcourt
  14. A public statement is made available through the Office of the Secretary of State for Civil Affairs. In addition, a letter is dispatched via courier to the petitioner with an exact copy. A job application is also enclosed. [Click here to apply.] Dear sir, The Ministry of Civil Affairs petitioned the Secretary of the Interior for an office building. This is standard procedure as the Interior regulates property ownership in the Crownlands. Numerous other Cabinet Ministries and government agencies are afforded physical office buildings such as the Chancellery, the Interior Ministry, the Justice Ministry, the Imperial Diet, the Imperial State Army, etc. The Secretary of the Interior Edward Galbraith spoke with the church and noted that the church no longer used or managed the orphanage; it had been unused, empty, and abandoned for a period of many years. As a result, the church returned the building to the property of the government. This had the blessing of the Pontiff himself, to my understanding. From there, we were offered the space. Orphanage records show that in the course of three or four decades, a maximum of three orphans ever applied for or were lodged within the orphanage. It was literally never used. We have verified this personally with the former caretaker of the orphanage, Mr. George Galbraith. These orphans have been grown for a decade or so. Given the prime location of this real estate, it was afforded a more fitting use. All that being said, I myself am an orphan. I recognize the importance of care for our most vulnerable population – care that I was never afforded. After years fending for myself, I was reunited with my distant cousins and found normalcy, but I spent my early years on the streets of Helena. Regardless, this program was unsuccessful. I offer an alternative: the University of Helena. Any orphan who is in need of shelter may contact me posthaste. I will provide for them free of charge a dormitory in the Imperial University. There, they may not only be housed and fed, but indeed, they might earn an education that will help them escape their earthly station. Thank you for your concern. Please consider redirecting your vitriol in future. There are far more serious issues to address. Nevertheless, I laud your concern and your civic duty. If you have interest, please consider applying to my Ministry. We could use someone like you to help resolve issues like these. If an orphanage matters so dearly to you, I would be happy to hire you to found a new orphanage – an endeavor I could personally bankroll. Perhaps under your stewardship, such a program could be more well utilized and have a greater impact. Your obedient servant,
  15. The nature of roleplay is that it requires people. This requirement creates a need for some sort of centralization. Because of this, nations with access to a steady playerbase tend to significantly centralize their roleplay. That ensures that regardless of when you log on, you can probably find someone at the tavern or church or town hall to roleplay with. Small towns are antithetical to this level of activity and in fact do the opposite. When populations are further distributed in small or rural settlements, ultimately players log on and do not find people around. When they do this, they become disengaged and inactive. This contributes to a great deal of total current players, but a small amount of activity generated from those players. We saw this in many previous maps. Modern staff policies and even decisions made by nation leaders reinforce the efficacy of centralization. Decentralization is a cancer on the back of an active roleplaying experience and it is important we stop using this rhetoric.
  16. LIVERY BOARD VOTE ON THE FARM RECONSTRUCTION ACT 6th of Sun’s Smile, 1782 AYE Speaker Halcourt Master Kelmenour Master Morgryn Master Ishmael Master Orlov Master Carrington NAY none ABSTENTION none ABSENT Speaker Pro Tempore Commandore Master Sommers Master Aquinas Master Pruvia The bill passes with a majority of six ayes. The Farm Reconstruction Act in its amended form is submitted to the Office of the Mayor for veto or signature. @monkey poacher
  17. A transcript of the 11th Tobias Bounty, 1782 meeting is shared with the Masters and the Government. A key is provided in the transcript, as well a roll of attendance. Master Attendance Speaker Pro Tempore Commandore Absent Master Carrington Absent Master Sommers Absent Master Kelmenour Present Master Orlov Absent Master Morgryn Present Master Aquinas Absent Speaker Halcourt Present Master Pruvia Absent Master Ishmael Present Key Color Speaker Livery Master City Government ‎‎Meeting Minutes from the 11th of Tobias Bounty, 1783 Meeting
  18. A letter is dispatched via courier to the Mayor’s Office. @monkey poacher ATTENTION: His Excellency The Lord Mayor Mr. Achille Nicephore A majority vote has passed the Grain Dole Act, authored by the Master of the Barbers and Surgeons, Mr. Desmond Morgryn. In addition, the Minister of the Interior has provided his assent on behalf of His Imperial Majesty the Emperor. We the Livery Board of the Imperial City do humbly ask you to review the ordinances of this act and prepare for its execution. Please work with your most esteemed Mayoral Council to achieve these goals. For the liberty of all, Victor C. Halcourt Speaker of the Livery Board Helena City Government
  19. A letter is dispatched via courier to the Livery Masters and the City Government. Dear sir or madame, In line with the amendment being published presently by the Minister, I am designating the Master of the Mercers, Mr. Kinsrell Commandore @Slapacookie, as my Speaker Pro Tempore. He will effectively be my deputy. If I am ever absent from a Board meeting, he will chair it in my stead. During normal meetings, he will call the roll and assist as otherwise needed during my chairship. We anticipate still holding a meeting in two saint’s days. Please prepare any legislation that you wish to present before then. You may feel free to share it beforehand with the Masters so that they can study the subject before our deliberations. [The meeting will be Saturday at 6 p.m. EST] Your obedient servant, Victor C. Halcourt Speaker of the Livery Board Helena City Government
  20. An update is sent out to those on the mailing list of the Ministry. ”Friends, The Ministry is pleased to announce two more major hires. Chancellor of Elections, Mr. Conrad Barclay Chancellor of the Archives, Mr. Viktor Kortrevich All other applicants are still under consideration and are pending interview for positions that are still open. Thank you for your continued interest. The Ministry is excited to hear from you. Yours truly, Secretary Halcourt”
  21. A correction is subsequently issued. “To whom it may concern, It has come to the attention of the Ministry that in fact, Mr. Henry Frederick is elder brother to Mr. Richard Victor. Given this is the case, Mr. Henry is a more legal heir. As a result, this abdication is most likely illegal. Instead, Mr. Henry Frederick is the legal inheritor and will become Duke of Cathalon. A possibility for a more legal heir in the form of a son of the former Duke exists but to our knowledge there are none. If any parties feel suitably aggrieved, then this case may be settled in court, but it is the opinion of the government that, in accordance with the ORC, Mr. Henry Frederick Helvets is the most legal heir. A court would most likely uphold this as fact. Thank you for your time, @Fishy @gamer_guy @osumanduas
  22. An update is sent out to those on the mailing list of the Ministry. “Friends, Thank you for your applications. The following hires have been made: • Chancellor of the University of Helena, Warren Amador • Dean of the Imperial Library, Lysistrata • Dean of the Imperial Laboratory, Ed Napier All other candidates are still under consideration for currently open positions. Further interviews and hires will be made in the coming days. Thank you for your interest. We also have one additional job offer: • Dean of the Museum Curate and manage the Imperial Museum within the University. Collect statues, historical documents, and other notable paraphernalia to this end. Please edit your application if interested in this position. We are also still welcoming additional applications. Your obedient servant, Secretary Halcourt”
  23. Victor nods, publishing his completed reforms for the public to see. In addition, he puts out a job bulletin in search of new employees to staff his Ministry. _______________________________________________ Dear reader, If you have interest in working for the Ministry, please return this form to the Office of the Secretary. (Reply to this forum post filling it out.) NAME: AGE: GENDER: POSITION/S SOUGHT: EXPERIENCE: ((DISCORD: )) The following positions are open presently. Please indicate which positions you have interest in. Undersecretary of State for Civil Affairs Archivists Poll Workers Professors Sincerely yours, Secretary Halcourt (Current job openings last updated: 8/12/2020)
  24. SURNAME: Halcourt FIRST NAME: Victor Clement ADDRESS OF RESIDENCE: 1 Helena Bazaar, Helena, Oren DATE OF BIRTH: 1742 Are you registered and eligible to vote in the Holy Orenian Empire? Yes Do you have any other title, peerage or military service that may conflict with becoming a Member of the House of Commons, as per the Edict of Reform (1763)? Yes If yes, do you understand that you will be required to resign or abdicate from this position should you be elected to the House of Commons, and if this does not occur your seat shall be considered to be vacant?: I am prepared to resign my military commission as I have served for decades. ((MC NAME)): Lyonharted
  25. “Martin is an inspiration to us all.” remarked Victor from his office in the Helena Bazaar.
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