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Frequently Asked Questions

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GENERAL INFO

WHAT KIND OF GAME IS THIS?

Ryslig is a character-driven game with focus centered on how each individual character deals with becoming less than human over time. The current overarching plot involves the residents of Ryslig and how they deal with their newfound guests (based on character response and input) as well as a mysterious force simply known as The Fog. You don't need to ask mod permission to have your character get a job or do other mundane things, but certain slice-of-life elements of gameplay may be unavailable during some plot events.

Genre-wise, Ryslig is mostly inspired by mid-20th century speculative fiction (think classic monster movies, The Twilight Zone, etc) and includes elements of horror, science-fiction, and fantasy. One thing to note, however, is that Ryslig is NOT primarily a survival horror game, but a body horror one.
SO WHAT EXACTLY HAPPENED TO OUR CHARACTERS?

From the moment they first wake in Ryslig, characters are covered in bites and scratches. The wounds aren’t serious and will heal within a few days - the after-effects, however, will not: new arrivals have all been afflicted with a strange, incurable disease that according to both locals and current residents will destroy their humanity, turning them into Monsters.
WHAT CAN MY CHARACTER ARRIVE WITH?

Basically, their clothes. No guns or knives or swords or cell phones, and no pets, either. Sorry, Pikachu. Some citizens (and even a few monsters) will help take care of new arrivals until they change, so you won't need money or food or a change of clothes until you’re on your feet (though you might not be able to find anything in 'your style' to wear here unless you commission it).
IS THERE A LANGUAGE BARRIER?

There is no innate language barrier. Multilingual characters can switch to another language if they choose, though the person they're speaking to wouldn't be able to understand it unless they also spoke that language. By default everyone can understand each other, but deliberately using another language would still work. The written word is in an alphabet that everyone immediately understands. Magic.
MY CHARACTER HAS POWERS AND/OR A DISABILITY. WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THEM HERE?

All powers will be nerfed upon arrival. Genius characters will still be geniuses and skilled fighters will still be skilled fighters, but characters cannot have any abilities that would be impossible for regular humans to attain. No laser eyes, no running at the speed of light, and so on and so forth. If your character is dependent on a magical item for their life-force or something similar in their canon, they no longer will be here. Essentially, everyone is human. For now.

Characters with disabilities can choose to have them healed upon arriving in the game, upon their transformation, or upon death and revival. If you want your character's disability to remain permanently, that's fine too, and this includes things like missing limbs or other body parts, sight, hearing, and inhibiting, non-infectious disease.

Characters with features like magical tattoos or other physical alterations (including minor cybernetic additions or minor parasitic growths) due to canon-specific circumstances can choose to keep those features but lose the abilities related to them, or do away with them entirely. Cybernetic body parts must function exactly the way human body parts would, but it's acceptable to make them shoddier if you'd prefer malfunctioning hardware.
WHAT IF MY CHARACTER ISN'T A HUMAN?

Very non-human characters will need to be humanized. Examples include animal characters, robots, and 'anthro' style characters. Humanoid characters with only a few non-human features (such as Spock from Star Trek or the trolls from Homestuck) would not need to be changed. It's up to you to decide how becoming a monster would affect your nearly-human characters: if a character who already had horns changes into a monster with horns, they can have two pairs of horns, their original horns can change shape, or the original horns can fall out as the new horns grow in. Get creative!
IS THERE A NETWORK?

Yes, there is! Every new character will be given a laptop-like device when they wake, but certain events may negate network availability.
MONSTERS

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR NEW CHARACTERS TO CHANGE?

New characters will remain human for approximately one month after arriving. Monster changes will universally begin for those new characters at the end of the month as the fog rolls in, showcased in a game-wide changelog.

Characters may change at your own pace, with as few or as many changes occurring during the initial changelog as you want. After the initial changes, you may apply further changes to your character however you want, in a log or offscreen or whatever, as long as all MANDATORY changes are done within four months. Optional changes, as detailed in the bestiary, can be drawn out as long as you see fit. Just make sure to regularly update your monster description post as you go!
WHAT ABOUT PSYCHOLOGICAL CHANGES?

Psychological changes are more flexible than physical changes. The ones listed in the bestiary are common traits (and only suggestions if they’re listed as optional). If you think a type of psychological change that isn't listed would work well with your character and their monster type, feel free to play that out.
CAN I CHOOSE WHICH MONSTER MY CHARACTER BECOMES?

No, this decision is left up to the mods. However as we know there are sometimes a handful of choices that are absolutely unwanted, and we’d like for this not to negatively impact gameplay, all applicants are permitted to opt out of up to six choices.

The only exception to this rule is any player that already has a character in game and doesn’t want to play a second harpy/arachne/etc; in that instance it is entirely acceptable to request not to be given the same monster, and not lose an opt out slot for it.
HOW WILL THE MODS CHOOSE, THEN?

The application has a section for listing your character’s key traits, as well as whether you’d like your monster to fit, conflict or have the surprise of asking for either! The mods will then make a decision based on these traits via comparison with a top-secret list of monster traits.

Please note that not all characters will get the most obvious choice, particularly if more fitting monsters are opted out. It’s also important to note that the application traits are expected to fit the character, and revisions will be given if they don’t line up (don’t cheat because you really, really want a manticore, is what we’re saying).
I DON'T LIKE THE MONSTER MY CHARACTER ENDED UP AS! CAN I CHANGE IT?

Initially, no. However a character can (through activity and participation) earn enough bonus coins to temporarily or even permanently change their monster.
DOES MY CHARACTER'S MONSTER FORM HAVE TO LOOK LIKE THE PICTURE IN THE BESTIARY?

No. The pictures are just there to give a general idea and add some flavor to the page, and we definitely suggest getting creative with listed traits and changes. As a general rule, you'll always be able to keep your character with a mostly human-looking face unless you choose not to.

Additionally it's permissible to (within reason) go above and beyond suggested changes with a little flair so long as those changes are purely cosmetic and do not give you an added edge in game: monsters based off of animals can grow in winter/summer coats, nymphs can shed plant growths when the seasons change, monsters can carry features from back home (LorR wargs versus a standard werewolf) etc. If you're unsure, ask! We keep the monster specific FAQ around for a reason, and we're happy to work with you on the creativity front.
HOW WILL OTHER PLAYERS KNOW WHAT MY CHARACTER LOOKS LIKE? WHAT ABOUT MY ICONS?

Every player is required to have a description entry in their character's journal, which will have a detailed list of the changes they went through (or will stand in as a placeholder for when they eventually change). This can be a copied and pasted list of bullet points from the bestiary or it can be put in your own words as you go along; please be proactive in checking the description entries of other characters when tagging with them.

Don't worry about your icons, you can use the same ones you would always use-- or not!
HOW STRONG IS A FULLY TRANSFORMED CHARACTER?

Monsters can take on five or less humans with ease and more than that with a little hard work. In a one on one fight between a monster and a human, there would be no contest. When it comes to pvp combat, every monster is about the same strength as every other monster. This is not a game focused on stats or power levels or who can beat up whom. If there is a fight between two player characters, work the result out between yourselves. If the mods have to intervene to decide the victor of a particular fight, it'll most likely come down to a coin flip. Have fun; play fair.
WILL MONSTERS BE ABLE TO SPEAK IN NON-HUMAN FORM?

Monsters will be able to speak at all times.
GAME MECHANICS

WHAT IF MY CHARACTER DIES?

Dead characters will be brought back the next time the fog rolls in (fog dates will be posted on the calendar so please make sure to take a look at them before killing your character off) feeling weak from revival for about a week or so. If a character dies more than twice, they'll start to lose memories of their home world. If they continue to die beyond that point, they may forget they were ever human at all - so try not to let that happen!

As an additional side note, you can choose to keep marks from sustained injuries upon revival, or come back pristine as ever.
WHAT IF MY CHARACTER KILLS SOMEBODY?

It's to be expected. There's no set limit on how many NPCs your character can kill throughout their stay in the game (unlike player characters, NPCs do not come back from death) though keep in mind plot-important NPCs cannot be killed without mod permission. Don't be ridiculous and have your character kill 50 people every night, but as a general rule most monsters get hungry once a week or so. If you want your character to kill another PC, it's allowed but obviously the other player must agree.

Additionally, monsters can feed off of one another as well as other human PCs, provided the players of those characters have given you permission ahead of time.
WHEN DO APPS AND RESERVES OPEN?

Reserves are open for the last seven days of the month. Apps will be open for the first seven days. This game will have one app cycle every two months.
WHAT CHARACTERS CAN I APP?

Any canon character can be applied for (including dead ones) as long as they have enough canon to work off of. As a general rule, the app should be able to be under fifty percent headcanon in order for the character to be appable. If you have any doubts, feel free to ask.

Player-made RPG and MMO characters are unfortunately not appable, though some characters from MMOs would be (such as major WoW NPCs, etc), and character duplicates/canon AUs are permitted provided they're distinct enough: Charles Xavier from movieverse and Charles Xavier from 616 = OK, whereas renegade Commander Shepard and paragon Commander Shepard = not OK.
WHAT ABOUT OCS, PLAYER-MADE AUS, REAL PEOPLE, OR MYTHOLOGICAL FIGURES?

We do accept OCs. Please note that OC apps should be more detailed than canon character apps, and as such they may take longer to process. Unfortunately, at this time we do not accept player made AUs (such as CRAUs). Real people and mythological figures cannot be applied for unless they come from a specific canon. Example: you cannot app Abraham Lincoln from real life or Lucifer from the Bible, but you could app Abraham Lincoln from Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Lucifer from Supernatural.
IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT TO THE CHARACTERS I CAN PLAY?

Nope, no age limit.
HOW MANY CHARACTERS CAN I HAVE AT ONCE?

Due to the character-driven nature of the game, there is a current cap of four active characters per player.
WHAT'S THE ACTIVITY CHECK LIKE?

To submit activity and view a more in-depth explanation, visit the Permanent Activity Check Post. Activity check is 20 comments per month which must come from at least two different posts.
WHAT ARE THE HIATUS RULES?

In order to pass activity check for the month with a hiatus, you need to be hiatused for at least 14 days out of that month. They do not have to be consecutive. While you're welcome to take another hiatus the month after, you cannot pass the activity check with hiatus two months in a row. You must pass with activity at least once in between hiatus passes. As well, you cannot retroactively hiatus. Meaning, if you don't have activity for the month and it's the end of the month, you can't put yourself on hiatus for the last two weeks even if you were gone.

If there is an emergency or other circumstances you feel you deserve consideration for, please contact the mods.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A CHARACTER HIATUSES OR DROPS?

Characters who are dropped simply disappear. Hiatused characters have two options: the player can put them on autopilot and handwave their actions throughout the hiatus, or the character can disappear and reappear when the player comes back.
WILL THERE BE AN HMD?

There will be an HMD once every two months and we encourage everyone to post. It is not mandatory and we won't be policing anyone's participation in it (although harassment will be deleted and dealt with). You are required to have an HMD post in your journal, however.
HOW MANY OOC DAYS IS ONE IC DAY?

This game operates on a 1:1 scale, so one OOC day = one IC day.
CAN I CANON UPDATE?

Canon updating in Ryslig works a little differently than in some games, and rather than returning home the character will fall into a deep sleep and have an extremely realistic dream of all the events from their current canon point up until their new one. They won't have any new clothes or items with them, nor will they have physically aged. You can submit a canon update on the app page using the "canon update" section.

This also applies to characters who drop and reapp with their Ryslig history intact. Rather than going home and living out any new canon they are reapped with, characters will have instead dreamed all of their new canon.
WHAT WILL THE EVENTS BE LIKE?

Most of the events will be connected to the game's overall plot rather than random unexplained occurrences, but there will be a wide variety of events ranging from parties to mad science experiments to natural weather phenomena and civilian attacks. The fog will bring in events of character-affecting variety (such as amnesia, nightmares, etc) sometimes as well.

'Crack' events such as gender-swap and musical day will not be happening, though you're welcome to use the meme community to play around with such scenarios if you wish.
HOW DO COINS/ACTIVITY CHECK REWARDS WORK?

For every 10 comments you exceed the minimum activity check requirements your character will receive a seemingly worthless copper coin emblazoned with something analogous to what they turn into (wolves and bears for weres, bats for vampires, stags for wendigos, devils for demons, that purple thing from McDonalds for shades, etc). Fill out the specified section for bonus AC on your AC check form to receive these coins ICly, and remember that they are character bound.

These coins can be given to Mana in exchange for various rewards: monster swaps, trait changes, powers, candy, weapons, clothing, the Old Spice Guy-- okay, maybe not him. Everything else, though.
WORLD INFO

WHAT IS THE FOG?

Controlled by the Fog God, the fog is responsible for the characters’ appearance in Ryslig as well as their transformations into monsters. Fog Days are listed on the calendar and will ALWAYS have the following effects:

    ♦ Fog days count as a sort of temporal gray zone for the duration of the fog. Nocturnal monsters such as vampires and gargoyles can come out at any time, along with the diurnal nephilim. Additionally, night-changing monsters like werewolves and werebears will be unable to take their human forms.
    ♦ All characters who have died in game will come back during the fog. They can either be fished out of the sea or appear somewhere close to where they died.
    ♦ Characters with a fog form will transform into it for the duration of the fog.

Sometimes, fog days will overlap with an event. If this happens, the fog effects will persist on top of whatever effects are included with the event, unless stated otherwise. If the calendar just says 'fog', they are non-event fog days with only the three effects listed above!
WHAT IS A FOG FORM?

Fog forms are the optional forms that monsters can take during a fog. Exaggerated versions of their designs, a monster will be able to grow as large as twice their normal size during this time, and gain additional limbs native to their design (so no wings for non-flying monsters) aside from additional heads. Their psychological changes are also enhanced, and they may lose some of their inhibitions and become more animalistic. The transformation to and from a fog form can be as easy or as painful as you wish. There is no time limit for when a player can first implement a fog form, and players are free to drop the form any time they wish.
IS THERE RELIGION IN RYSLIG?

Yes! The native population of Ryslig worships the Day and the Night god, viewing each as two halves of a whole that keep balance in the world, though cities often prefer one over the other. The day god represents things like life, creation, prosperity, and community. The night god represents things like protection, self-reflection, meditation, and endurance through tough times. Classic scripture and myth pertaining to their origins paint the Fog God as an adversary that the Day and Night work together to keep at bay. (Nowadays, just about the entirety of Ryslig acknowledges that the Fog God is real and also pissed.)

The leaders in this faith are known as priests. They tend to be over 50, the elders of their communities, and can be men or women. The teachings of the Day and Night tend to be fairly common-sense things: don't murder anybody, don't lie, don't steal, and so on. Cannibalism (or eating a human, even if you're not one) is considered the greatest of all sins and is considered to align a person with the Fog god permanently. There are rules about what to wear, what to eat, and how to live your life (though not every congregation follows these rules the same way, or even at all.)

The level of devotion varies by city -- priests in Vandare are less strict and mostly preach the common sense rules while telling proverbs about how a crafty farmer tricked the fog god or how a princess refused to harm a stray moth which ended up being the night god in another form. Priests from Bavan barely preach; they care more about organizing charities and dinners and other community events. Prior to their town getting burned down and rebuilt, priests from Rota were quite strict and followed every tenet of their faith to the letter. However, they welcomed opportunities to preach to outsiders. Kulen, being an incredibly insular and devout community, are not nearly so permissive and will not share their faith with outsiders.
WAIT, WHAT ABOUT THE FOG AND FOURTH GODS?

The conflict between the gods is the overarching plot of Ryslig. While much about them is still unknown to most characters, their general backstories are as follows:

There are four gods in Ryslig: the Night and the Day God; and the Fog God and the Fourth. The Night and the Day both have worshippers throughout Ryslig, but haven't been seen and don't seem to personally influence the peninsula in the way the Fog God does with her direct presence. The Fourth God came later, and acts primarily against the Fog God.

The Fog God is the one who brings people to Ryslig and transforms them into monsters. She controls the fog that periodically blankets the peninsula, and wants to encourage monsters to be more monstrous. She also acts against the Fourth God, who was created by siphoning power from her. While she is largely an antagonistic figure, she also does like her monsters, and thinks of them fondly regardless of the hostility they show to her. Don't think it's anything like an equal relationship, though -- it's more the way one would think of a pet. Even if they're pets that keep clawing the furniture.

Born Elias Liewen, the Fourth God was the human son of a mad doctor who siphoned the Fog God's power into his body to create a being powerful enough to oppose her. He was physically attached to and used as the center of the network, until the monsters of Ryslig freed him and he took position as a new god on the peninsula. He hates the Fog God and works primarily against her, and is associated largely with technology as suits his origins in the network and as a former science project.

Each god seeks power over the other, and recruits the monsters in Ryslig to that end. To entice followers, they offer promises of power and safety in the form of boons. There is also a sizeable group of monsters opposed to both, or who don’t care about the conflict; these neutral monsters are not attached to any particular leader but are often aided by Mana, who herself is beholden to neither god.
WHAT IS THE TECHNOLOGY LIKE?

That depends on where you are. Bavan has the highest level of technology, with most of it being akin to what would have been available in the mid-20th century and some being in the realm of science fiction. Keeping with the feel of the game, the science-fiction technology will be closer to what was seen in earlier works of science fiction rather than more modern concepts. There might be bulky robots and sewn-together body parts being brought back to life; there probably won't be nanomachines or virtual worlds. Vandare is on a lower level of technology although frequent trade with Bavan has made it a little more modern. The people of Kulen are a little more adverse to technology and have a lifestyle closer to the late 18th/early 19th century. Hope you like horse drawn carriages.
CAN MY CHARACTER LEAVE THE PENINSULA?

At the time, no. Any character who swims too far away will be met with fierce currents that increase in intensity until they become too much for even the most skilled mer or kelpie. Any attempts to cross the mountainous barrier separating Ryslig from the mainland will be hindered by a thick fog that returns them to the inner peninsula. Worst of all, they may become disoriented in the process and feel as if they happened upon some terrifying place or were lost for a lot longer than they really were. If any attempt is made to escape by air, the wind will become too strong and characters will either have to turn back or they'll be knocked from the sky.
ARE THERE OTHER MONSTERS ON RYSLIG AND DO THE LOCALS KNOW ABOUT THEM?

There are other monsters, but none of them are of the same species as player character monsters can be (so, there are no other werewolves or kelpies and so on). The locals are currently unaware of them, although there are urban legends and unproven sightings.
ROUGHLY HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR A CHARACTER TO TRAVEL ON FOOT?

About a day between adjacent towns (from Vandare to Bavan and the like). Double that for traveling from Vandare to Rota as they are farthest from each other.

Bavan to the Bruten Islands, Rota to the Mountain Range, and Kulen to Strand's watch would also take about a day. Farther locations would take longer.

Nearby locations (lakes and forests) take a few hours to travel to on foot from the nearest town. Monsters with travel forms can make swifter time, but automobiles (of the 1950s variety) and teleportation still trump all other options.
DO WERES CHANGE EVEN IF THERE'S NO MOON IN THE SKY?

They change every night regardless of the moon.
WHAT'S THE FASHION LIKE IN THE DIFFERENT PLACES?

Bavan is closer to the United States in the 1920's+, but fashion in any of the other towns will likely be more mid to late 19th century.
WHAT'S THE CALENDAR IN RYSLIG LIKE?

The month and day will be the same as here, the year will be 155 subbing in for 2015. Next year, it will be 156, etc. If asked about it, people will say that they started back at year 0 when the monarchy/nobility system was abolished.
ARE THERE TELEPHONES IN RYSLIG?

Yes! There are phone booths and phones in homes.
WOULD IT BE FEASIBLE FOR CHARACTERS TO SEEK OUT MORE COMFORTABLE LIVING ARRANGEMENTS AND WORK? MAKE UP BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS?

Yes, absolutely! Feel free to make up little details like jobs and what kind of houses there are and the like. In general we're pretty flexible on the slice of life stuff as long as it fits with the setting (no iPhones and hoverboards), and isn't as extreme as blowing up all of Vandare or something, so feel free to do what you want.

A list of player-run businesses can also be found here.
WHAT KIND OF FILES DO LOCAL POLICE HAVE?

There would be nothing relating to any of the gods other than a few odd people committing crimes in the name of their preferred deity. Nothing about any mysterious arrivals. Unsolved cases are a few run-of-the-mill murder cases no one confessed to (gangs are suspected), the disappearances of the logging crew in Lager Woods, and quite a lot of missing persons files (it's not an unusual occurrence for someone to go missing here). However, there are no missing people whose last names start with L. The L section is either just missing (in the case of files and folders) or ripped out (in the case of log books).
ARE THERE SPORTS IN RYSLIG?

Yes, there are sports. The most popular sports are hockey, football (European), and baseball. Bavan generally has 4 teams: North Bavan, South Bavan, East Bavan, and West Bavan. Vandare has two teams: Coastal Vandare and Inner Vandare. Vandare has various water-related activities such as surfing and canoe racing. Bavan has basketball teams. Roller derby and skateboarding are also popular in Bavan. Kulen doesn't believe in competition. They do some weird synchronized exercises, though. Games would be broadcast over radios, and everyone is technically in the same league. Even Rota. But they really suck.
CAN MONSTERS RAID GRAVES TO SATE THEIR HUNGER?

Yes, but after a year of usage, they've become much more scarce. As long as the corpse is new enough that it's not just a skeleton. Dead bodies have no soul/energy to steal and taste like soap as the body deteriates so only the monsters that actually consume humans would be able to do so. Dead meat works just as well as freshly-killed. The same can be said for blood.
WHAT POWER DO OUR NETWORK DEVICES RUN ON?

Solar batteries like the kind you find on retro calculators.

♦ WHAT KIND OF GAME IS THIS?
♦ SO WHAT EXACTLY HAPPENED TO OUR CHARACTERS?
♦ WHAT CAN MY CHARACTER ARRIVE WITH?
♦ IS THERE A LANGUAGE BARRIER?
♦ MY CHARACTER HAS POWERS AND/OR A DISABILITY. WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THEM HERE?
♦ WHAT IF MY CHARACTER ISN'T A HUMAN?
♦ IS THERE A NETWORK?

♦ HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR NEW CHARACTERS TO CHANGE?
♦ WHAT ABOUT PSYCHOLOGICAL CHANGES?
♦ CAN I CHOOSE WHICH MONSTER MY CHARACTER BECOMES?
♦ HOW WILL THE MODS CHOOSE, THEN?
♦ I DON'T LIKE THE MONSTER MY CHARACTER ENDED UP AS! CAN I CHANGE IT?
♦ DOES MY CHARACTER'S MONSTER FORM HAVE TO LOOK LIKE THE PICTURE IN THE BESTIARY?
♦ HOW WILL OTHER PLAYERS KNOW WHAT MY CHARACTER LOOKS LIKE? WHAT ABOUT MY ICONS?
♦ HOW STRONG IS A FULLY TRANSFORMED CHARACTER?
♦ WILL MONSTERS BE ABLE TO SPEAK IN NON-HUMAN FORM?

♦ WHAT IF MY CHARACTER DIES?
♦ WHAT IF MY CHARACTER KILLS SOMEBODY?
♦ WHEN DO APPS AND RESERVES OPEN?
♦ WHAT CHARACTERS CAN I APP?
♦ WHAT ABOUT OCS, PLAYER-MADE AUS, REAL PEOPLE, OR MYTHOLOGICAL FIGURES?
♦ IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT TO THE CHARACTERS I CAN PLAY?
♦ HOW MANY CHARACTERS CAN I HAVE AT ONCE?
♦ WHAT'S THE ACTIVITY CHECK LIKE?
♦ WHAT ARE THE HIATUS RULES?
♦ WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A CHARACTER HIATUSES OR DROPS?
♦ WILL THERE BE AN HMD?
♦ HOW MANY OOC DAYS IS ONE IC DAY?
♦ CAN I CANON UPDATE?
♦ WHAT WILL THE EVENTS BE LIKE?
♦ HOW DO COINS/ACTIVITY CHECK REWARDS WORK?

♦ WHAT IS THE FOG?
♦ WHAT IS A FOG FORM?
♦ IS THERE RELIGION ON RYSLIG?
♦ WAIT, WHAT ABOUT THE FOG AND FOURTH GODS?
♦ WHAT IS THE TECHNOLOGY LIKE?
♦ CAN MY CHARACTER LEAVE THE PENINSULA?
♦ ARE THERE OTHER MONSTERS ON RYSLIG AND DO THE LOCALS KNOW ABOUT THEM?
♦ ROUGHLY HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR A CHARACTER TO TRAVEL ON FOOT?
♦ DO WERES CHANGE EVEN IF THERE'S NO MOON IN THE SKY?
♦ WHAT'S THE FASHION LIKE IN THE DIFFERENT PLACES?
♦ IF ONE WERE TO ATTEND SEVERAL RELIGIOUS SERMONS, WHAT SORT OF PICTURE ABOUT RYSLIG'S RELIGION MIGHT THEY PUT TOGETHER?
♦ WHAT'S THE CALENDAR IN RYSLIG LIKE?
♦ ARE THERE TELEPHONES IN RYSLIG?
♦ WOULD IT BE FEASIBLE FOR CHARACTERS TO SEEK OUT MORE COMFORTABLE LIVING ARRANGEMENTS AND WORK? MAKE UP BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS?
♦ WHAT KIND OF FILES DO LOCAL POLICE HAVE?
♦ ARE THERE SPORTS IN RYSLIG?
♦ CAN MONSTERS RAID GRAVES TO SATE THEIR HUNGER?
♦ WHAT POWER DO OUR NETWORK DEVICES RUN ON?



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godofnothingness: (Oh that doesn't look good actually o^o)

[personal profile] godofnothingness 2015-12-22 03:48 am (UTC)(link)
A question (well two, actually) about the memory loss system!

It was noted that monsters who die too many times eventually forget their old lives and believe they always lived in Ryslig, so I have a few questions on that; first, in the case of Loki (largely because he hasn't shut up about being a former god in his own world), would it be plausible for him to eventually believe he had been a former Rysligan deity of some sort? Since a delusion is a delusion, that probably means shit to the actual gods of the peninsula (especially since Loki already openly adds that he never did anything as a god anyway, so he certainly wouldn't be spouting anything different about his opinions of any of them), but considering how key the gods are to the plot of the game, I thought it best to ask before making any plans.

For full clarification, if the above turns out to be fine, the eventual delusion would basically be the same as his canon in that he was a former (...useless) god, who tried to reincarnate as a human being...and, well. Managed to not quite get there. ('Well this is cooler anyway!!')

On a more general note, since it was also previously noted that monsters like the ones in the game now hadn't been heard of before in Ryslig, what does that mean for the public, when it comes to a monster believing they always lived there? Especially if it's assumed a monster interacts with a lot of native Rysligans. Would they figure they came from out of the mountains or something? Or just...out from dark corners of the peninsula that none of the native Rysligans knew about anyway?

Side note, is Rysligan even the correct term?
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[personal profile] rysligmods 2016-01-05 04:16 am (UTC)(link)
We apologize, but this was missed until now due to us moving FAQ pages some time ago! We will be marking this page more clearly, but if you could tell us where you found this link, that would also help us a lot.

We will begin working on answers to your questions, but in the meantime, would you mind reposting your comment over here for easier tracking?

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[personal profile] tinypebble 2016-01-04 01:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Sorry for asking in the wrong place. So, do coins count for all tags over the 20 ones, or only if they come from other threads? Like, if I have a 100 tags or so in one thread, and use it for the main AC, can I also use it for coins?
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[personal profile] rysligmods 2016-01-05 04:17 am (UTC)(link)
We apologize, but this was missed until now due to us moving FAQ pages some time ago! We will be marking this page more clearly, but if you could tell us where you found this link, that would also help us a lot.

We will begin working on answers to your question, but in the meantime, would you mind reposting your comment over here for easier tracking?

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[personal profile] tinypebble - 2016-01-05 04:33 (UTC) - Expand

Applications: Ages

(Anonymous) 2016-03-03 03:50 pm (UTC)(link)
My character's canon age is uncertain, since in his original media, he's a robot and the details of his origin are very murky. Should I put an approximate age in my application? Or should I default to a human biological age, selected arbitrarily?

Re: Applications: Ages

(Anonymous) 2016-03-03 03:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Whoops, wrong thread. Just saw that now.
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[personal profile] chocolaterazor 2016-11-01 04:07 am (UTC)(link)
So it was once answered that if followers of opposing factions were brought into the realms of the Arcade or Dyster, they would first be asked to leave, and then in the event they refused, tortured.

If a follower brought a neutral in with the intent of having them tortured, would the request be obliged?

This is for planning possible conclusions for a fight about to be played out.

(Anonymous) 2016-12-01 03:20 am (UTC)(link)
Question for game applicants:

If we're interested in apping a character that is already a type of monster/supernatural represented in the setting, well, naturally they will be reset to human upon arrival. The question is, though: Does opting out of their original monster type count against our opt-outs? For example, would the player of a Teen Wolf werewolf who wanted their character to experience being a different type of monster need to take up one of their five opt-out slots with "werewolf"?

As-written it seems like you would need to use up a slot this way, but I wasn't sure if maybe it would be treated similarly to people opting out of monsters that their other Ryslig characters have.
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[personal profile] parenthesized 2016-12-09 04:06 pm (UTC)(link)
I forget the dw-rp term for this*, but this sort of thing (my three-parter reply) would count as one comment for AC purposes, right? I figured I should double-check instead of just assuming.


*ETA: I remembered the term! it's "comment-spam".
Edited 2016-12-10 11:47 (UTC)

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I'm here because it's not a god thing or a plot thing it's a world thing.

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What sorts of things would Judai find exploring and swimming around Brasa with proper dedication to the search? It's connected (supposedly) to the Mountain range somehow, so would he find anything worth noting? Any valuable and important research?

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First of all I'm so sorry.

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So, mid-20th century Bavan/Vandare tech means 1950sish, a bit before.

How difficult is it to get access to LSD? Is there an LSD equivalent? Would people in like the Devil's Nest be able to have access to it or know who can access it? Can I purchase this? I need to know this for reasons, and then I'll shoot something at another certain FAQ.

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[personal profile] karappo 2017-01-03 02:06 am (UTC)(link)
I have a quick question about canon updates! I didn't see anything about this in the FAQ specifically, unless I missed it, so I thought I should ask first.

Do players need to wait for any sort of approval of canon updates from mods before they can be applicable in the game? I ask because previous canon updates don't have any responses to them, unless they're responded to elsewhere and I just didn't see when I was looking.

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[personal profile] thischaos 2017-02-07 03:16 am (UTC)(link)
Hello, yes. Question!

If a character were to attempt to find earlier network posts IC, would it be possible for them to scroll back and if so, is there a limit on how far back network posts are saved?

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[personal profile] bedazzlings 2017-02-14 12:01 am (UTC)(link)
Hi, I have a quick question about the mechanics of Lorraine's INFINITE BEDAZZLER AMMO! Another character recently asked what kind of refills she's able to make with it, and I need to be able to answer without stepping on any mod decisions.

If it possible for the ammo belt to generate studs made of precious metals, and/or precious stones in place of rhinestones, if she focuses REALLY HARD or does something else?

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[personal profile] neverloseagain 2017-02-19 01:50 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm sure this has come up before, but would a character be able to find guns for purchase in Bavan/elsewhere, or is a firearm something that would have to be obtained from Mana? Not talking anything special here, just your basic handgun that can be used to make people dead.

And the answer is yes, would a semi-automatic weapon be available, or would it just be revolvers?

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Laptop question!

[personal profile] tony_redgrave 2017-02-23 10:12 pm (UTC)(link)
So I dug through the FAQ a bit and didn't find anything solid on it but: Say a character loses their laptop, is it possible for them to log into their account on another person's machine or are they linked to specific units. Likewise, is it possible to obtain a replacement? I thought I'd seen something about replacements once before but I dunno maybe I am cray.

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[personal profile] yourdearfriend 2017-03-09 03:33 pm (UTC)(link)
Is it possible to reapp a character from an earlier canon point than before? In other words, can I bring in a character I previously played from the middle of his canon as opposed to the end? If so, I assume he would have no memories of his previous time in Ryslig, right?

Thanks guys! C:

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[personal profile] karappo 2017-04-08 01:39 am (UTC)(link)
I wasn't sure if I needed to ask about this but I want to have it clarified just so I make sure I'm not doing something I shouldn't!

So Karamatsu just recently got into a scuffle with another monster and lost one of his four arms and two wings in the process. I was planning on letting him go like this for a while before his appendages grew back during one of the fogs. Would this be allowed, or do I need to have him die before he could recover in this way? I wasn't sure since he's an insect and they can regrow their limbs, but obviously that wouldn't be happening frequently since that would be too much.
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[personal profile] lastsonofgilead 2017-04-10 07:17 pm (UTC)(link)
I know player made RPG characters aren't appable, but what about malleable protags from games like Skyrim?

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[personal profile] blankpieces 2017-04-12 05:46 am (UTC)(link)
So I'm asking this question way in advance but Near got merperson and I want to explore Pirate's Cove like no one's business. He's going to need a place to store all his shinies, after all.

I figured he could come across a way in by accident the first time and then be confused and frustrated when the rocks have moved on his next visit, leaving him to waste loads of time trying to find a way back in before he figures out that they'll always be moving. In order for this to work, though, I'll need to know about how long it'll take a merperson to swim from Vandare to Pirate's Cove using the waterway that passes through Lake Minska. Anything else I'd need to know about the area or the possibilities of exploring it will be great too.

He's not even changing yet, so here's to advanced planning.
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[personal profile] rysligmods 2017-05-02 07:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Hey there, Near! So in keeping with the meticulous traditions of Death Note, I've gone and calculated the distances manually so that we can answer this question as accurately as possible.

It's been established in the past that by (Ryslig's antiquated) car, Vandare to Bavan takes several hours; let's assume that it's three hours' drive, on average. Given the relative levels of technology in Ryslig, this would mean three hours at a Model T's max speed to get from point A to point B. The Model T drove at 45 mph max, at best; thus, we're looking at 135 miles drive from Vandare to Bavan.

However, that doesn't tell us what we need to know - the actual distance, as the crow flies - since the roads are all at right angles North/South and East/West. Let's say that about 2/5 of the trip is East/West, and 3/5 of the trip is North/South. Then that means the trip is 54 miles East/West, 81 miles North/South, and works out by Pythagoras to 97.35 miles between Vandare and Bavan.

Eyeballing the map, it looks like about two inches (on my monitor) from Vandare to Bavan. Thus, we can say the map has a scale of 48.675 miles per inch; or we can just fudge it to make it easier on everyone and say it's 50 miles per inch. We now have an official scale of the map!

And speaking of... it's hard to follow the exact path through the waterways to Pirate's Cove, but I'm going to estimate it as roughly eight inches of swimming. Given the scale, that puts the distance as 400 miles Near has to swim.

400 miles! Jeez, that's... longer than I expected, actually. We're almost done, at this point; we just need to figure out Near's swim speed. Dolphins have an estimated swimming speed of 22.5mph, and since we like our monsters to be powerful let's up that to about 30mph. (Plus it makes calculating easier.) This puts the swim at a solid 13 hours, 20 minutes for Near to get from the waters of Vandare to Pirate's Cove.

So in answer to your question: it's doable in a day's trip, but would be tiring to say the least!

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[personal profile] pomaded 2017-04-12 10:50 am (UTC)(link)
Hey! I just wondered if when a character dies whilst it's foggy, would they come back in that period of fog or the next time the fog rolls around?

edit: nvm found the answer in the old FAQ! ignore me welp
Edited 2017-04-14 10:16 (UTC)
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[personal profile] shootaro 2017-04-12 06:40 pm (UTC)(link)
So, suppose Shootie (with help from Touya and possibly another friend too?) is planning to feed and "befriend" the monster crabs. Because he likes sad, creepy things, okay, and he just plain feel sorry for them.

I have two questions! He's patient, he can totally keep up feeding them for months, what would happen after the not-so-much-screaming-and-attacking and quietly-eating phase?

Secondly... what do they like to eat? Because his plan so far involves making a LOT OF ICE CREAM. Gallons of milk's worth of ice cream.

And feeding them buckets.

Would they like it??? Would they prefer buckets of meat??? Something else entirely???
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does higher average endurance/resistance compared to other worlds' norms constitute a super power?

[personal profile] shootaro 2017-04-13 08:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Okay, so! Are humans from canons where they're generally a little sturdier or stronger than average folks in other worlds considered as having super powers that need to be toned down?

I'm not talking "worlds where people just genetically have the inclination to develop superpowers" a la Boku no Hero Academia Quirks, I'm talking worlds where the characters are just tougher, higher endurance, stronger (think Hunter x Hunter's kids before the Nen business), but also, in a way that is natural for the setting, such that no one even draws attention to it or considers it out of the ordinary.

Basically, kids from the Pokemon universe (particularly anime) can take on things that'd cause humans from other worlds significant damage immediately, while taking minimal damage initially (probably the same way Pokemon can take on some pretty powerful attacks, but suffer little for it-- obviously not to the same extreme, though!), probably as an adaptation to living in the same world.

Would, for example, a mild resistance to being burned, frozen, etc. (meaning you'd need to keep attacking them to do actual damage, they need a higher dose of stuff to take damage than other folks) be considered a power that they'd lose in their temporarily reacquired human forms here in Ryslig?

Pokemon characters can still suffer from burns, still feeze, get injured, etc.!




Consistently being burned by fire at point blank range => burns for both parties!

... they're also nothing special when it comes to sharp things— sharp thorns, teeth, a particular rough brush have all caused the kids to bleed (or get an amusingly censored glowing pink wound) with just one scrape/bite. Broken bones, sprains, strains, etc. occur semi-frequently and easily too. The resistance is mostly to things like fire, electricity, ice, etc. as mentioned!

This is also the canon where a ten year old carries Pokemon that weigh his own weight and casually picks up and throws a log like triple his weight and height or something,
but. We're not talking about ridiculous strength here, just. Slightly higher than the average human resistance to electricity, fire, and ice... ^^;


It came up because Touya-mun, Mitsuhide-mun, Kira-mun and I are planning to have a fight IC and want to know if Shootie and Touya would still have the same endurance they had back home! o/ Thank you for your time, sorry for the length!
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[personal profile] quietpeacefullife 2017-04-19 07:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Hello. I wanted to ask before I put in the submission.

I think I recall that killing conduits was going to be allowed a tier up but it was going to be judged very critically.

Kira has been a garbage 4th follower but he did kill IV and he did it for the 4th for sure. He was very into the conduit business and wanted to win.

However... He also died while killing IV and that thread does not look like it's going to be finished and will be a handwaved situation. It has been talked in detail about how it will end though and both conduits are confirmed deceased.

I know these are a lot of somewhat damning things against my case to tier up but I thought I'd ask anyway.
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[personal profile] rysligmods 2017-05-02 09:10 pm (UTC)(link)
This is correct; we wanted to make sure followers actions were on their own merit and not completely compelled by the event. In Kira's case, there are a number of factors in both directions:

-He died as one of the Fourth's conduits, leading to Fourth's victory being jeopardized;
-He killed one of the Fog's conduits, leading to Fourth's victory being improved upon;
-He killed one of the Fog's conduits, leading to Fourth's amusement. (What a jerk.)

As is, we would have had to discuss whether or not this alone qualified for tiering Kira up. However, he also took other actions during this event - up to and including the planned (and still being threaded) torture of at least one Fog follower. These actions clearly indicate that he is beginning to take his role more seriously, and when considered as a part of the whole would allow for Kira's tier 3 offering!

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I really dont know where else to put this? It's 2am and I had a lot of NPC feels

[personal profile] intercalaryninja 2017-04-20 05:52 pm (UTC)(link)
If Tsukikage asked Mana when her birthday was, would she give him an answer?

Also does Mana need anything? Like blankets or extra food or maybe just something nice from town? After the whole Conduit events, Tsukikage wants to make sure if she's okay.
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[personal profile] rysligmods 2017-05-02 09:10 pm (UTC)(link)
Mana would not be in the greatest of moods thanks to the recent event, but would be willing to talk to Tsukikage thanks to his neutral status. Further, any offers of help he gave would be well-received, and while she isn't in dire need of any food she'd appreciate any fresh eggs he brought her!

As for her birthday, she would tell him honestly that she does not remember when it is, and has not ever known in her memory. It was never celebrated, and according to the high priest (her parental figure) she was "adopted by Her graces," not born into a Rotan family.

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[personal profile] icefallen 2017-04-25 08:13 pm (UTC)(link)
So, I have a question about a potential character I might want to app in the future.

The character in question is Fray from Final Fantasy XIV. The thing with Fray is that -- spoilers as hell -- he's a posthumous character, and the Fray that the player interacts with in the game is a "dark side" that was conjured of their own darkness, or something like that. He has a distinct voice of his own that is not related to the player's mostly-silent protagonist role, though the line between the "real Fray" and the player's dark side gets increasingly fuzzy as the questline goes on.

So you can kind of see my dilemma here. He is, in large part, a being of the Warrior of Light's own making, with some parts being the dead man whose body he inhabits and some parts being the Warrior of Light's bitterness and sick-to-death of helping everyone and their mother for no reward.

If I explained how I planned to play him in the app and such (keeping it vague on the WoL he, uh, spawned from), would there be any room for me to squeeze in an app for this type of character?
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[personal profile] rysligmods 2017-05-02 07:58 pm (UTC)(link)
We try not to discourage players from apping characters ahead of time unless we have a legitimate reason (through canon familiarity) to believe the character does not have enough canon to play or is inappropriate for the setting. In this case, it seems like Fray has a distinct voice, a concrete origin, and is not a "blank slate character;" thus, he meets most of the qualifications for appability. At the very least, submitting an app for this character would be appropriate, and we would review his suitability again at that point.

In order to give you a better idea, we would like to make sure: you intend to app "Fray"/Esteem, the dark side of the Warrior of Light, and not Fray Myste, the student alongside Sidurgu, correct?

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[personal profile] nicetrycooking 2017-05-26 03:43 pm (UTC)(link)
Random hypothetical question: can monsters join the various sports leagues in Ryslig? Maybe if they keep eating people on the downlow?
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Canon update clarification

[personal profile] tony_redgrave 2017-05-29 02:04 am (UTC)(link)
I see that mods don't respond with "approved" or anything like that on the canon update app, do we need to await a private response or if nothing is negated assume all is clear? In addition do I need to submit an updated timeline to the taken page or will that be taken care of automatically or...?

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