Welcome to Court of the Fallen!
    We are so excited to have you become part of our world! In order to make joining our site as easy as possible, we've summarized all of our core information for you below. More detailed information can be found in the guidebook, but this is everything you need to get yourself up and running.
    1. Read our Rules
    Please read our rules. Chief among them is our no harassment/drama policy. Any hate speech, harassment, or dramatic behaviour will be dealt with swiftly. We are also an 18+ site with an RPG rating of 3-3-3. Threads which have mature content will be labeled as such so that they can be avoided at your discretion.

    2. Make Your Accounts
    You need to have 1 OOC account and also a separate account for each of your characters. Make sure you link all of your characters to your OOC account. This not only makes it easier for you to switch back and forth, but helps everyone know which characters are yours!
    To link your accounts:
    1. Make sure you are logged in to your OOC account
    2. Navigate to the Member Panel on the left hand side bar and click on 'User CP'
    3. Scroll to the bottom and click on 'Account Switcher' under the Miscellaneous heading
    4. Search for your character's name
    5. Enter your password

    3. Choose Your Race
    CotF has 5 races to choose from (Accepted, Attuned, Ascended, Abandoned, Fae). All races are human with varying powers associated with them.

    Accepted: Accepted are our 'standard' race.
    Pros of being an Accepted: Both the Old Gods and the New Gods are more inclined to like you, meaning you will get blessings/gifts from them more often. You also receive more stat points as you level up than any of the other races giving you quite the advantage in raw stats. Accepted can also become any of the other three races at any time.
    Cons of being an Accepted: You will never have magical abilities so long as you remain an Accepted.

      Note:If you join as an Accepted you receive Basic Channeling. Channeling gives you the ability to call out a minor deity or god (depending on level) to assist during times of struggle, danger, conflict, etc.

    Attuned: Attuned are our race of animal shape-shifters.
    Pros of being an Attuned: You are beloved by the Old Gods. At level 0 you can automatically transform into one modern-day animal. (By modern-day, we mean an animal that is not extinct). As you level you unlock more animal forms, can control other animals, can use telepathy with other Attuned, can partially shape-shift into your animals and at much higher levels, can transform into a mythical creature!
    Cons of being an Attuned: You are slightly disliked by the New Gods, and receive fewer stat points when levelling than the Accepted do.

      Note: If you join as an Attuned you'll need to specify what your first animal shift is. Remember, a level 0 Attuned can only shift into one modern-day (i.e., nothing extinct) non-mythical animal.

    Ascended: Ascended are our race of organically upgraded 'vampires'.
    Pros of being an Ascended: You are beloved by the New Gods and are biologically superior to the other races, and are automatically far faster and are immortal. Through levelling you can unlock a vast array of physical upgrades (enhanced sight, bio-weaponry, etc), making yourself into an organic machine.
    Cons of being an Ascended You are disliked by the Old Gods, and receive fewer stat points when levelling than the Accepted do, but the same amount as the Attuned. At lower levels you are burned by sunlight and must go through a 'feeding' ritual with the New Gods in order to sustain your life.

    Abandoned: Abandoned are our magical race.
    Pro's of being an Abandoned: Magic!
    Con's of being an Abandoned: You are disliked by all of the Gods and receive significantly fewer stat points as you level than the other 3 races.

      Note: If you join as an Abandoned you'll need to specify your first magic. Read up on our magics here.

    Fae: Fae are our fairy-like race.
    Pro's of being a Fae: Magic, animal shift, and flight! The Old Gods favour you slightly.
    Con's of being a Fae: You can only ever reach level 5, your character has to follow the 'it hurts to tell a lie' lore, and you must be fairly small.

    4. Choose Your Nationality
    Were you born in Caido, or were you portalled in?

    In Caido there are a number of portals all over the continent. If you were not born here, you are considered an Outlander. You may come from any world at any time period. However if you come from a Canonical land, please omit those details (i.e., if your character is from a Harry Potter universe, you'd simply say in your history that you were from a magical land like earth). Because Caido is currently in a renaissance-esque period in terms of technology, were you to try and portal through with a cell-phone, for instance, it would not transfer.

    When portalling in you may keep all of your non-magical clothing and items your character would have had with them. CotF only tracks magical items (which you cannot join with). You can describe your portalling mishap however you like. Was it intentional? Was it a surprise? Did you lose your memories? Were you somehow returned from the dead? Portals make anything possible! Currently, your character will always appear somewhere near The Spire in The Hollowed Grounds. This does not need to be your first thread, but do remember that this is now part of their backstory.

    If you were born in Caido you are considered a Natural. Naturals have their own customs and ways of being. If you are going to play a Natural you might want to read up on the Lore to acquaint yourself with what the current state of affairs in Caido is. We also have a Naturals-discord channel to help answer any questions you might have about playing as one!

    5. Distribute Your Stats
    When you join you have 35 stat points to distribute. We use stats mostly when doing Key Quests, rolling for deity interactions, and for Random Events. IC you can use your stats when trying to figure out how you stack up to another character.

    Your character begins with 4 basic stats that you can add points to: Endurance, Strength, Luck, and Dexterity. Currently each stat has an upper limit of 30, and you may distribute your points however you see fit. Keep in mind that 10 is on the low end of skill. You can read more about our stat ranges here.

    **Note, for Abandoned to use their magic for extended periods of time or to cast difficult spells, they rely on their Endurance stat.

    5. Choose Your Profession
    You may choose any profession you like, other than 'official' positions (such as king). If you would like to start your own business or organization, read here about how to do that.

    6. Complete Your Profile
    We don't require a ton of detail to be put into your profile in terms of personality/history/etc, but we do need to see that your basic information is filled out (Face Claim if you have one, age, etc) and a bit of information describing who your character is!
    When you're ready to apply, click here
    About Caido
    Caido is a large continent upon which our story takes place. Currently our characters have just escaped from a magnetic bubble that had been placed over an area of land called the Hollowed Grounds. In the plot, The Spire our characters managed to find their way out. Our current plot The Greatwood is all about the new area opened up. Learn more about these two areas by reading our Area Fast-Facts. You can also read more about our Lore as well as our current History.


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