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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions
Welcome to Ruby City
Characters
What happens when my character arrives?

It's quite simple, really. They will arrive on a train around twilight. Your character will be the only one on the train, but they will sense a certain presence they can feel but not see.

Your character may or may not remember the train ride; it's up to them. It could merely feel like a dream to them if you wish. But if you do want them to remember, all they will know is that they woke up one moment and they were all alone on a train, outside the windows vast plains as far as the eye can see. The plains would have eventually faded into a thick fog which only cleared once they were at the train station. They are then compelled to leave the train by an unseen force.

It's not needed to describe their arrival, though you are allowed to use it for your third person sample in the application if you wish.
What happens if my character tries to leave?

They will fail. How they fail and the consequences depend on how they try to leave.

If a character tries to follow the train out of the city, they'll eventually find themselves at the sea. Following the tracks out across the shallow islands will lead to a portal giving off a low energy signature and walking through it will turn the character around to the direction that they came from. Repeated attempts will have more violent results, until the character is forcibly spat out into the ocean or far out along the tracks.
Now that the wall is long gone, characters have further to roam, but they are still penned in in different ways; the city rests on an island surrounded by water.

Characters with the ability of flight can venture out over the ocean and those who can build boats may try to sail it, but the further they go the more forces will conspire to try and drive them back. The more often a character tries, the more aggressively the city will punish them for the transgression. If a character presses through the currents and strong winds trying to turn them around, they will find themselves in a familiar place -- the black void that once surrounded the land. After being lost in this place for some time they will finally feel ground beneath their feet and emerge, bruised and battered, not far inside one of the catacomb entrances.

Can my character die?

If you wish, you may kill off a character. However, temporary character death is not a free-for-all and will need to be approved. Please comment on this post after working out the details with relevant CR! Further details on death mechanics within the game can also be found there.

However, if your character possesses a canon ability that allows them to resurrect (themselves or others), they will be allowed to use it in Ruby City without having to submit a request beforehand.

Does my character age while they're in the city?

It looks that way. But, age is relative and characters who leave for any period of time (or spend some quality time in the catacombs for canon updates or what have you) may find themselves older or younger than they'd otherwise expect.

And it's just as possible that when they're returned home they find themselves whatever age they were when they left. All a mystery!

Can my character kill another character? Or a general NPC?

Character deaths are up to the player of that character. If you work something out with another player, then that is allowed.

There are, as a rule, no general NPCs in Ruby City. If a plot requires a death for some reason, please speak to a moderator. We have made exceptions in the past and allowed a non-played NPC to kick the bucket for the sake of plot and action. But this must be cleared with moderators first.

Can my character have their pet/companion spirit/pokemon with them upon arrival?
They can, but only if they normally travel with said sidekick at the point in canon-time that you are taking them from.
What if I want to canon update my character?

In order to canon update, you may have your character "disappear" for a short period of time (a few days to a week) and reappear (often emerging from the catacombs) with their canon update in place. They are sent home for the duration of the canon update and then brought back to Ruby City -- though obviously the passage of time is quite different in the two places.

If the canon update will alter your character very little there is no formal process that you need to go through - simply inform other players using the OOC community if you wish, and go ahead! However, if the update will cause significant changes (particularly in terms of abilities/powers and drastic personality shifts), please notify the mods using this post!

Can my character still use all their powers?
Usually, the answer to this question is 'yes'! We don't nerf powers here, for the most part, with the only exception being that the NPCs cannot be affected by them unless otherwise stated. The only power/ability that is affected by limitations is time travel, which has limited effect. Time travellers will be able to move back and forth through time within the city, but they will not be able to have any physical effect on anything outside of the present time.

As such, they might witness events that have or will happen but will be unable to interfere with or change them in any way. Localised use of this ability (ie, time manipulation to make the character move faster between one place and another) is permitted, but only as it affects the individual.

Can my character get pregnant in the city?
While we do allow sexual content in the game, at the moment there is no way for such things to result in conception.
Settings
What sort of places are there in Ruby City?

Ruby City is a large city, whose original residents were either driven out or abandoned the city of their own volition. There are many empty buildings, the remnants of shops, inns, eateries, residences and so on. Specific locations continue to be uncovered by characters as time goes on.

For a list of some of the major relevant locations in Ruby City at current, check out the locations page and the residences page. If you or your character is looking to open up a shop, we recommend you contact the mods or else claim one of the empty house buildings to convert!

How do different languages work in Ruby City?
In general the magic of the city makes everyone understand the same language -- except in instances where the character deliberately resorts to another language. For example, many of our Hetalia characters often go off in their native tongues, knowing that few (if any) will understand. That would be heard as another language since mentally it was intended to be one. But the language a character generally defaults to speaking will be understood by all -- as a unifying common language.
What's the weather like?
Ruby City has four distinct seasons just like most of the regular world. Detailed weather reports can be found here.
What sort of technology is there?
The technology in Ruby City is an odd amalgam. The lighting and heating seems quite modern, but there is no sign of any television/video/computer technology outside the handheld communicators. Additionally, though the streets are paved or lined with cobblestone, there is also no sign of vehicles to travel these streets. We've noticed recently that there seems to be some confusion over exactly what technology is present and readily available in Ruby City, and how it works. We can only apologise as this is our own oversight, and this post has been written up in an effort to clear any issues up. Feel free to comment if there's anything that still seems unclear, or if there's anything we haven't covered.

The Watches

The pocketwatches received by each resident on arrival are communication devices and are capable of the following:

  • Text (including various colours)
  • Audio
  • Video
  • Private communication
  • Taking/Sending images
  • Recording video/audio
  • Providing an anon function
The watches are not capable of:
  • Transfering data from devices not connected to the network (ie phones, music players, laptops)
  • Playing music (unless recorded onto the watch itself)
  • Providing games
  • Any kind of internal self-aware VI function
  • Allowing the user to pretend to be someone else
  • Automatic archiving (though conversations can be manually saved)
Additionally, the communicators do not function more than ten feet inside the catacomb entrances, with the exception of the cavern containing the underground lake.

The Technology

The plumbing and heating in the city is fairly modern, with flushing toilets and running water fed from a water tower situated towards the city outskirts. Waste feeds down into a sewer system under the city which is explorable, but... why would you want to? Individual boilers are attached to each house and also work via gas - don't let your pilot light go out! The lighting is also fairly modern in appearance, but on close inspection no wires or power generators are able to be found. Fireplaces are wood-burning (or coal, if you can get it).

Kitchen appliances are fairly basic. The stoves run on gas, with canisters available in the general store to be changed when it runs out. There are no electric kettles, microwaves or electric coffee-makers. Refrigerators are very early models with each unit set on top of an ice box for freezing purposes. Of course, in the winter, you can always store things outside.

There are no electrical outlets, so we're afraid to say that if your character brings a laptop/phone/ipod shuffle in with them, it will work until the battery dies and then there is no way to recharge it. Exceptions to this would be if said technology runs using magic, can be modified to run using magic (granted that there is someone around who can do this), or if some bright spark manages to cobble together a generator and you don't mind risking frying your equipment. Though the apartment blocks are four or five floors in height, there are no elevators. Enjoy the stairs!

The Stores

The stores do not stock anything that runs on electricity and the food provided is mostly fresh produce and raw materials. Hardware and tools provided will be rudimentary and the only modern convenience that is frequently resupplied is batteries.

Older technologies such as antique analogue radios are available for scavenging purposes - maybe someone can make use of them?

What kinds of animals/creatures inhabit the city?
In the City proper, small rodents and insects are as common as they would be in most city settings. A few stray cats and the occasional stray dog may also be found roaming the streets. Where they come from is a bit of a mystery. In the park there are other woodland creatures -- squirrels, birds, chipmunks, rabbits. Deeper in the forest section of the park are a few larger wild animals. But much more common than these are the monsters that dwell within the the deeper regions of the park. On occasion, however, these creatures can venture closer and even within the city walls.
What's the deal with currency and supplies?
There is no currency to speak of. Characters are encouraged to barter with their skills and services if they need things from one another that cooperation alone can't get them. As for most necessary supplies, food is stocked in the shelves of the markets and replenished regularly. Additionally, limited supplies of clothing can be found in some of the other stores. Beyond this, the city was once a thriving metropolis; many of the former shops are old and broken down, but may still retain some of their wares just waiting to be found.
How does my character find somewhere to live?
There are many empty buildings throughout Ruby City. There are a few main apartment buildings that are strictly residences. However, many of the storefronts have apartments above them. There are also houses around the city for characters who wish to live with a large number of other people. Please see the residences post for more.
What are the locations outside the City?
Outside the city there are more natural settings for characters to explore. Beyond the city, there are rolling green fields. Along the way, there is a pristine lake several hours walk away from the city. Beyond the lake is a forest that leads to the foot of several mountains. All these areas are able to be explored, but they take time to reach.

Beyond this the land simply ends and disappears into blackness that stretches to meet the sky on the horizon.

Are there any special rules for the areas outside the City?

Yes. In particular teleportation is limited; while character with teleporting abilities can teleport about the city freely, once they are beyond its limits their teleporting is limited to distances no greater than 100 yards.

Characters can explore as long as they wish, but if they stay away from the City for too long they will feel a compulsion to return to it, the same sort of compulsion that propelled them from the train if they hesitated on disembarking.

What about getting past the ocean?

Characters with the ability of flight can venture out over the ocean and those who can build boats may try to sail it, but the further they go the more forces will conspire to try and drive them back. If a character presses through the currents and strong winds trying to turn them around, they will find themselves in a familiar place -- the black void that once surrounded the land, still populated by the strange winged creatures that inhabited it previously

After being lost in this place for some time they will finally feel ground beneath their feet and emerge, bruised and battered, not far inside one of the catacomb entrances.

What sort of creatures live in the surrounding areas?
Typical woodland creatures inhabit the areas that one would expect them to. Deer, squirrels, raccoons, moose, wolves and the occasional bear roam the forests. But beyond normal fauna, there are a number of strange creatures that inhabit this world. They can be found in the bestiary.
What the heck is going on with that obelisk, anyway?
Up until June 30th, 2013 and the events thereafter, the function of the obelisk was in part secret, but it also operated as a means to keep the more unpleasant creatures outside the city boundaries from passing the broken walls. After it was destroyed by Tim Lear and subsequently reconstructed through the combined efforts of the city inhabitants and its overseers, its more obvious function was no longer operational. It took those that it was keeping out a while to realise this, but since then it has been more up to those living in the city to keep the borders clear of danger.

The obelisk itself has no notable power. There is nothing to be sensed from it in terms of magic or intent, but looking into it will find the very centre strangely dark. From time to time the overseers of the city will appear near to it but whether they have an actual connection to the construct or simply want to perpetuate the idea that they do is something that is still up for debate.

Communicator
What are the communicators like?
In Ruby City, the communicators are shaped like a pocket watch. There are buttons on the side that are used to turn it on and off as well as activate its video, audio or text functions. When opened, there is a small screen for viewing.

The color of the watch is up to the player's discretion -- but generally they are made out of metals so will be gold, bronze or silver. The size of the communicator is determined by the size of the character.

What can the communicators do?
The communicators have many different functions. Primarily they are used to broadcast audio, video or text to the city at large. Communications made in this way are accessible to everyone. However, with a bit of fiddling the communicators may be used to send private or filtered messages (audio, video, text) to certain individuals. These messages, public and private, are stored within the pocket watch itself. In addition, the communicators can be used to take pictures and video without broadcasting them. These are also stored in the pocket watch's memory. These stored files may be later rebroadcast over the communicator -- either publicly or privately.

HOWEVER. There is no user manual for the communicators. None of the buttons are labeled, so any function must be figured out by trial, error and ingenuity. That is to say, characters who have been in the city longer and/or possess some technological know-how have a much better chance of having learned how to access these extra functions. Please be realistic. At a minimum, the audio and video functions are easily accessible and figured out even by new arrivals. It is not possible to pretend to be someone else using the watches, but an anon function can be enabled.

One final point on the communicators. They cannot be taken apart or broken. It's physically impossible. Additionally, throwing a communicator away will be a temporary solution at best; communicators always find their way back to their proper owners.

More information on the watch functions can be found here.

NPCs
Who are the NPCs in charge of the city?
The city was initially controlled by a pair of seemingly omnipotent brothers -- the Watcher and the Interloper. Ruby City was filled with people largely for their own amusement.

However, several other individuals arrived some years ago, introducing themselves at first as guests of the Watcher and the Interloper. They became a more and more vocal presence, having shown themselves not above playing with the populace of Ruby City for their own ends. Not long after their integration into the city, they disposed of the two brothers and subsequently took over. These individuals were numbered at seven: Temper, Tim, Chassie, Gene, Atien, Chari and Dil.

More information about all NPCs can be found here and in copies of notes found here and here, written by the departed Vash Zwingli and maintained by Phoenix Wright, with details on their captors and other small tidbits of information which can be easily located in the library or by contacting Phoenix directly.

Can my character interact with these NPCS?
Of course. The NPCs periodically make transmissions to the network much the same as player characters do. From time to time they also will comment at player character entries -- if something strikes their fancy.

If you would like to have your character speak to an NPC specifically, they can be contacted on the network, and a post linking to each NPC's individual contact page can be found here. Comments are screened.

In person encounters with the NPCs are a bit rarer, but also happen. Hitting up the moderators is the best way to coordinate anything of this nature.

Are there General NPCs in the city?
There are currently no general NPCs in Ruby City. The only NPCs at current are the ones specifically played out by the moderators. This means there are no assorted townspeople filling the streets. Ruby City is meant to be a desolate setting. We have made exceptions on occasion for when a specific NPC is needed for one reason or another -- if a plot requires a death, for example -- but these must be cleared with the moderators.

There are monsters, however, large and dangerous creatures in the deeper reaches of the park that may be assumed in action/combat as players wish.

Out of Character
What are the views on violence or sex?
Sex and violence are both fine in Ruby City. As long as logs are rated accordingly or warnings included in posts if any of their threads include sexual situations or significant violence. Additionally, it's a good idea to lock a post to community members only if it includes graphic sex or violence. If the initial post itself contains graphic writing, please place it beneath a cut.

Any sexually themed interaction (beyond kissing/over clothes) played out on the boards must be restricted to 18+ characters only. For 16 to 18 year olds, sexual scenes must be fade to black and may be implied in later posts. Any sexual interaction between characters under the age of 16 is strictly prohibited.

However, please remember that these situations should have some cause in character. We aren't encouraging random, pointless sex that is completely OOC.

What is the policy on head canon?
Canon overrides head canon, of course, but if there are elements of your character that are not supplied by their canon material, head canon is allowed so long as it makes sense given the character's personality and history.
What can I post on the OOC board?
The OOC community is for player communication. It can be anything related to RP or Ruby City at all. Memes that you wish to post can be posted to the OOC community. So long as they aren't offensive memes, there's no need to ask permission before posting them.

In general the OOC board is a place to talk to your fellow players for fun and for plotting alike.

Additionally, posts announcing hiatuses, new characters and dropped characters should be made to the OOC community.

How do entry tags work?
Please tag each entry you make in both the main community and the log community with your character's name. When you comment on another character's entry, please add your character's comment tag to that entry. Comment tags are the tags that are written as "c: character name" and should match your general tag.

For new characters: Dreamwidth sometimes does not display tags in the drop down list until they have been used to tag at least one entry. This means that your character tag will have to be typed in manually the first time it is used. However, if you do not type it in exactly as it was entered by the moderators, it will not allow you to add it. The general rule is that tags will be your character's full name. There are a few exceptions. Notably, Hetalia characters have their country name as their tag and super heroes generally have their human identity as their tag, not their super hero name.

If you are having trouble tagging an entry or figuring out your character's tag, please contact a moderator.
What sort of RP is allowed in the rubycity_rp community? In the rubycity_logs community?
The main [community profile] rubycity_rp community is primarily for communicator posts -- audio, video and/or text. However, action bracket type posts are allowed. Threads that begin as video, audio or text may become action bracket posts.

The [community profile] rubycity_logs community is for prose-form logs of in person encounters.

Anything else I should know?
We're a very laid back community. You hardly ever have to ask the Mods for permission for anything unless specified otherwise in the Rules or this FAQ. The main rule is to just have fun with the game in any way you feel is needed. Any additional questions you have that weren't covered here? Comment here or contact one of the moderators. Their information is displayed on all main community layouts.
How do I contact the moderators?
The moderators can be reached by sending a private message to the moderator journal ([personal profile] rubycitymods) The moderators may also be contacted individually. Their contact information can be found at the top of the contacts post (members only) or on the main community profile page.

Additionally, the moderators also have a plurk account: [plurk.com profile] rubycitymods. The best way to ensure that your plurk is seen and responded to by the mods is to make it a private plurk to the moderator plurk.

Why can't I see/comment on the contacts page?
On Dreamwidth, characters must be granted access in order to view a private entry. Our contacts page is under a privacy filter. We add journals to this access list as they are accepted into the game. If you did not apply with your character journal, we will ask you to reply to your ACCEPTED comment with your character journal. If you haven't done that, that may be why your journal cannot view the contacts page. If you have done this and still can't access the contacts page, please send us a PM and we'll straighten it out.
Plots and Events
Do the moderators run gamewide plots or events?
We do! We try to keep a regular influx of events coming. Participation is always optional, save in circumstances where the setting in general is affected by the event. However, we also allow down time between events so that players may work on their own personal character arcs and develop their relationships and interactions with other player characters.
Can I suggest an idea for a moderator-run event?
Of course! We love hearing your ideas. While we can't guarantee that every idea will be made into a moderator-run plot, we do read and consider each and every suggestion we are given. Sometimes we combine elements from multiple suggestions into one event. So please, if you have an idea, please let us know on the plot application page and indicate that it's an event suggestion.
Am I allowed to run an event?
Absolutely. We've had some fantastic player-run events in the past. If you want to run an event, we ask that you submit a proposal on our plot application page that outlines what the event will entail, how long it will run, what moderator assistance you will need and so forth.

We will get back to you about your event and will discuss with you when it best fits into the schedule.

Applying/Dropping
What happens if I drop my character?
Characters disappear when they are dropped. The things that they arrived with disappear as well. This is generally a signal to the other residents of the city that the character is gone rather than lost in the catacombs or forest.
What happens if I want to bring back a dropped character at a later date?
If you want to bring back a character you dropped, they are allowed to remember their previous life in the city. The theory is that when they return home, Ruby City feels like a stark but gradually-fading dream to them, and after a while they forget it entirely. When they are brought back, their memories may either return immediately or gradually, as you prefer.

An applicant may be refused if they have displayed tendencies towards serial app/drops, as this issue upsets ongoing CR and causes annoyance to other players.

Are Canon OC and silent/malleable characters allowed?
Canon Original Characters are defined as characters who exist in canon but are only mentioned or have only very minor roles. We will often allow applications of such characters to contain a larger amount of headcanon, but it must be reasonably extrapolated from the canon that the character comes from and have at least some solid basis. This also applies to pre-established RP universes -- such as Dungeons and Dragons, World of Warcraft, Vampire the Masquerade, etc. -- where the universes were generally created for the purpose of being populated by entirely player-created characters.

Additionally, canons with silent protagonists and ones where player actions can differ based on a moral compass -- for example the Persona series, the Fallout series, Mass Effect and Dragon Age -- would be included under this umbrella. However, these characters can be applied for using the Canon OC form.

We do expect more detail in applications for these characters, in order to fully understand their motives and development.

Can I app a purely original character?
Yes! We welcome original player created characters at RC. There is a separate application for these original characters.
Are over powered characters allowed?
Of course they are! There are few limitations on powers or abilities in this game -- aside from the fact that they cannot escape from the City and are subject to the powers of the NPCS -- as long as your character doesn't godmode. If a character gets out of hand or causes too much trouble with their powers, the NPCs will place a block on their powers to teach them a bit of humility. It's best not to press one's luck too far; The NPCs can be... overzealous. Our sole specific power exception is time travel, which will always be nerfed.
Can I app a non-humanoid character?
Of course! Human, non-human, alien, animal, robot, ghostly characters are all allowed in Ruby City! The only stipulation is that these characters must be sentient and able to communicate with the other residents of the city to some extent. This means a digimon? Absolutely welcome. Lassie? Probably not an appable character. In the cast of AIs, there are several options open to you. An AI character may exist in an isolated form within the watch network itself, or be given a physical form on entry to the city. The latter will require some extra information in your application, relating to physical appearance and how they will react to this change.
What if it's a really really BIG character?
Absolutely! In the case of their entrance, they will find themselves in a size-appropriate cargo compartment at the rear of the train cars, rather than inside one of the carriages.
Can I app AU version of a canon character?
AU versions of characters are fine so long as they are canon AUs or CRAUs from a previous game. No solely player created AUs are allowed in Ruby City at this time with one exception: we will allow a character taken from an earlier or later point in time than the canon typically covers, but only if there is a reasonable way to extrapolate said past or future. Please contact a moderator before applying for a character in this manner.
Can I apply for a character I've previously played at another game with their memories and experiences in that game in tact?
Generally speaking, yes, but we judge this on a case by case basis. There is a specific application for this, please use that form if applying for a CRAU character.
On my application, can I use a first and third person sample from another RP my character was in?
Go right ahead, we don't mind. You can either use samples from your other RPs or, if you wanted, you can write out the character's arrival and their first communicator post.
Why do you only do applications on Sundays?
Applications are processed every Sunday. There is a cut-off time after which applications will be left until the following weekend, detailed on the applications page. We try to keep it consistent so potential players know when they can expect an answer about their application.
Can I apply for more than one character from the same canon?
The short answer of this is: maybe. We do allow a single player to play multiple characters from the same canon if and only if they can demonstrate that it will not conflict with the playercest rule or create any problems with characterization.

If you are applying for a character in a canon from which you already play a character, you must fill in the section at the top of your application form to tell us how those characters may interact and how you will handle it as a player.

Can I apply from my personal journal?
We would prefer applications be made from the character journal you will be using. We understand that this is not always possible, so applications made from personal journals or from a different journal than you will be using are allowed.
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[personal profile] phobophage 2015-04-26 12:19 am (UTC)(link)
Just a question, how would immaterial characters be handled? Would they be forced into material form, or would they just get an immaterial communicator or the like?
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[personal profile] kisipin 2015-05-09 04:46 pm (UTC)(link)
Hello, I have a quick question about applications. I'd like to apply the main antagonist from a game but there isn't a lot of things known about his background before the events of the game. Would I be required to use the Fandom OC application or the normal one?

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[personal profile] notsosecret 2015-05-20 01:30 am (UTC)(link)
Hello, I was wonder how minor of a character is acceptable for the Canon OC. Osamu has only really appeared for a single chapter in Loveless and is never mentioned again, though she does offer some clues as to Ritsuka's personality and life before the series begins.
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[personal profile] phobophage 2015-05-31 11:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Are previous network posts viewable? That is, if someone just arrived, could they read back what was posted on the network?
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[personal profile] flyfishing 2015-06-26 03:42 pm (UTC)(link)
I have questions... Not quite sure if any of the above FAQ answers this.

If Fly were to fashion the fish/anti-fish potion from his canon by gathering the following materials (Esca from an Anglerfish, the whiskers of a Codfish, ink from an Octopus, the tentacles of sea anemone, and the eggs of any fish [to make the antidote, add ground-up kelp]) or somehow receive them due to an event of some kind, would it work? Is it even possible to get everything he needs to make it? The Anglerfish being the most difficult to obtain, obviously.

And for future reference, if all of the above are within reason, could he turn himself into a fish to try to escape via the ocean? Of course he wouldn't make it but, you know... He can try if you allow it!

I wasn't sure if it was allowed since he doesn't have the ability to change himself at will. It's not a superpower, just something he knows how to create and is made out of natural things.

If none of this is possible, he'll still try to make it. He'll just never get all the materials or go through all the trouble of making it to find out it doesn't work.

EDIT: OH, and if for some reason he doesn't get the antidote within 48 hours, which is how long the antidote will work before someone is stuck as a fish forever, would he be permanently a fish or could he still turn human again?
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[personal profile] calmbefore 2015-06-26 10:13 pm (UTC)(link)
So! I had a question about the vials that were rewarded to characters after the fairytale event. I know the vials themselves are capable of granting abilities, but could two people share a vial and both end up with ability in question? Or would there be something keeping that from working?


If it makes a difference, it'd be flight vial that Eight got; and he'd be looking to share with Charley (who also had the ability of flight during the event).
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[personal profile] downmypath 2015-06-28 09:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Hello! I have a question about applying Duke here from the Crooked Man. I would like to take him post game after he's passed on, so would that mean he'd arrive in Ruby City as a spirit or be given a physical body?
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[personal profile] redarrowqueen 2015-07-02 06:33 am (UTC)(link)
I feel silly for asking but am simply wanting to be sure on some things before making a reserve. So cue possible novel!

1. For something like Gotham (in this case Cory Michael Smith's Edward Nygma) would it make sense to use strictly show canon with bits of the Batman comics mostly to fill in blanks the show has not covered? Season 2 won't be starting till sometime in September last I saw.

2. For Cowboy Bebop its a major theory within the fandom that Radical Edward is ADHD but it was never confirmed in the anime. Can the theory be used since it does explain a fair bit in terms of her quirks.

3. For Arrow I'm thinking about Thea Queen and the fact she did almost die in the just wrapped up season. Would it work for her to be apped from that episode but pre the storyline with the Lazarus Pit? I'm thinking more beaten to a pulp with knife wounds but not almost dying if that makes sense?
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[personal profile] fartsonyourface 2015-07-30 10:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Would Iggy from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure be allowed? He would be able to use his stand to communicate considering it is one of the few stands that can be seen by everyone and take the shape of whatever he wants but he can't officially use human speak. When using the communicator he could get his stand to help him type/use the buttons as well, just wanted to make sure this was okay since he still can't speak human despite understanding it.
Edited 2015-07-30 22:10 (UTC)
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[personal profile] stonebones 2015-08-03 11:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Unrelated account, but re: characters being allowed companions... Would a "child" created from magic and energy count? They don't have much characterization on their own aside from "I LOVE MY FAMILY, LET'S FIGHT MONSTERS" and are...kind of mass-produced? ...They're cute child soldiers.

Sometimes they have animal ears and tails, if that helps.

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[personal profile] trueparadise 2015-08-17 06:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Summoning abilities! The FAQ is p clear about companion entities being allowed if they were physically present at canon point, but what are the rules governing summoned entities/under what conditions are they allowed or not allowed?
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[personal profile] sunsetsitter 2015-08-30 05:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Hi! Izabel here's a ghost with her soul attached to another lifeform, but they are shown to be able to be some distance apart. Canon doesn't get into how far or for how long.

The issue is that Izabel's soul retreats into Hazel's during the day (or more specifically, when the sun is out. On a planet with two suns, always experiencing it, she isn't able to "wake up" at all.) Would Izabel, if apped, be restricted to interacting with others at night? If not, would their be any limitations set on her during the time she'd normally be affected, as a compromise?

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[personal profile] sunsetsitter 2015-09-27 03:12 am (UTC)(link)
oh god it's me again

Izabel's illusions don't work on robots/androids me cause they're mental mirages/a trick of the mind, but it's never shown how the projection would work through technology. The watches prevent her from pretending to be another, but does that extend to her illusions? Or would they work fine as long as she wasn't impersonating someone?

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[personal profile] kristenkgcpd 2015-10-10 07:25 am (UTC)(link)
How little canon is too little canon? Kirsten Kringle (Gotham) only has a few months worth to date (as of 2xo3) since she's a recurring cast member (but is listed on wikis and had a major arc this past season). I'm also hoping the show gives more info ASAP in terms of background since there's not much known at the moment.
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[personal profile] sunsetsitter 2015-10-29 02:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Technology being what it is, what's the inventory of the music store like?

...Specifically how readily is someone able to find recordings of opera or church-y music as well as something to play it off of?
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[personal profile] sunsetsitter 2015-11-02 08:16 pm (UTC)(link)
...Totally just found this answer in the residences page, sorry about that.

OKAY, changing my question to "is that something she would have to request from the Emporium or could it be found in the city?"

(Anonymous) 2016-01-18 07:02 am (UTC)(link)
I have a few questions about apps,

1) Are aims/chat handles and a personal journal absolutely necessary?

2) What if a character has no given name in canon? A character I'd like to app is only ever refereed to in the he/she/they sort of sense and canonically it makes sense they are never named with their backstory.

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(Anonymous) 2016-01-24 03:19 pm (UTC)(link)
I have a question about characters from canons that are very 'chose your own adventure', think choice based video games like visual novels or a fighting game where the story depends on what team you pick. Would a character from this sort of canon be allowed? Feasibly the character could be pulled from a point before choices were made to keep a general canon, but I'm curious if we could take them from a choice route instead.
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[personal profile] muscovy 2016-03-29 12:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Would Muscovy be able to call upon General Winter?

Also, if I brought him here, he'd be a CRAU. His last game, Ataraxion, ended in a "this is how things will be play your own end because your characters will be stuck on the game-world" scenario and I'm currently threading the what-happens-after with his game family on the game comm. Would it be okay to bring him in from one or two months after the game closed?

Also also Muscovy has two fairies as "pets" (from Eachdraidh). They are between 20 and 30 cm high and look humanoid with wings. Their sentience is roughly that of a housecat/dog, but they are only able to feel one emotion at once. Would they be allowed to be brought as pets? (I think they should, but I just want to make sure because of the humanoid shape)
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[personal profile] radical_hacker 2016-04-06 11:02 pm (UTC)(link)
Policy on semi AU versions of characters? This version of Radical Edward (Cowboy Bebop) is canon through the anime but I also gave her a backstory post the 6 year period post show (she would now be in her early to mid 20s).

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[personal profile] memory_unlocked 2016-05-09 08:45 am (UTC)(link)
So if a character is an AI, do they get a human form upon arrival?

(Anonymous) 2016-08-28 06:11 am (UTC)(link)
Maybe I didn't see this properly on the application page, the faq page, or rules page, and I'm sorry if this was already mentioned somewhere, but...

Can you apply and/or reserve for more than one character within a single app cycle?
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[personal profile] in_the_book 2016-09-09 12:43 am (UTC)(link)
Hi! I'm considering apping Harry Dresden here, and have a couple of questions.

1) I've looked at the rules, and it says we can bring a character's pet, but Harry's dog Mouse is, ah, special. http://dresdenfiles.wikia.com/wiki/Mouse He's practically people smart, and powerful enough to make supernatural creatures wary. Would he still be all right to bring along?

2) One of Harry's abilities is a spell for opening portals into a parallel dimension called the Nevernever. http://dresdenfiles.wikia.com/wiki/Nevernever Obviously, no escaping that way, but what would happen if he tried? Would the spell just flat out fail, or something worse? A previous game I was in handled it by having it open to a void instead.


3) Harry also knows the rituals for summoning a variety of supernatural beings. Assuming he could get the resources needed, would any of that work, or would his pleas go unanswered?
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[personal profile] chatnerd 2016-10-19 08:16 am (UTC)(link)
Okay so I'm pondering dropping this dork in, and had a question pertaining to sidekicks- Given his Kwami, Plagg, is his own character (Insofar as they have personality/motivations in their own right) I'm assuming that he'd have to be apped by someone else? Or could I have him as a 'secondary' character on this journal given he's pretty much never away from Adrien?

(Given his presence is where Adrien gets his Chat Noir powers it'll determine some stuff for him, so definitely needing clarification here)

Thanks!

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[personal profile] unholey 2017-03-07 11:15 pm (UTC)(link)
Hello! I was recently linked this comment by another player on the subject of records and record players, since Fugo is the one running the music store these days, I was wondering what sort of records would be available? Are they more along the lines of the time period Ruby City itself is from (Victorianish) or would this be kind of like the library where there are vinyl records of music from the worlds characters are from?
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[personal profile] versusnurture 2017-03-12 11:00 pm (UTC)(link)
Buon giorno, I have two questions about two different characters! Here they are.

#1: Lucy intends to dive back into the catacombs in an attempt to organize them and put up markers so people who get lost down there can find their way out a little easier! What kind of success might she see/what else might she experience/how long will she be stuck down there? Obviously since it's a game mechanic she can't actually fix it, but I was wondering about some deets.

#2: Abigail wants to take over the police force. Am I correct in understanding that there is no active police force right now and she could just take over? What specifically would she find in the police station to use, if anything?

Thanks :V

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