Post by Guardian Brock on Jan 2, 2013 7:27:03 GMT -6
Is Penningsley a real place? Where is it located?
Penningsley is a fabricated town. Its name is comprised of "Penn" (from Pendragon), "ing" (meaning "people of"), and "ley" (meaning "a woodland clearing"). Together it roughly means "the woodland clearing of the people of Pendgragon".
Penningsley is located in southern England. Legend places Camelot around the real English city of Winchester, so Penningsley is located just southwest of that, somewhere between Winchester and Southampton. In-game, however, we're twisting maps a bit so the geography is more akin to what is found here and here. This helps us keep to the lore and the locations in the show. In the second map linked, Penningsley would sit somewhere near the small town labeled "Howden" just to the southwest of Camelot.
What kinds of characters are allowed?
We allow 7 types of characters: normal humans, humans who study magic ("the Taught"), humans who are born with magic ("the Gifted"), Druids, Seers, Knights, and Ghosts. For more information about them, see the Applications folder and the Resources folder.
What if I want to make a character that is not one of the seven allowed types?
As a general rule this is not allowed. Limiting the kinds of characters helps keep the lore from getting muddled and keeps all kinds of crazy characters running about. If, however, you feel you have a legitimate reason for your character to be an eighth type of character, please PM an admin with the type of character you want and your reasons why it should be allowed. The staff will consider your proposal, and if they feel it is legitimate, that type of character will be added to the list.
In addition, certain board events may allow a limited number of characters to be created that do not fit into the regular seven. More information will be sent out as these events unfold.
What is the difference between the three types of magic users - the Taught, the Gifted, and the Druids?
"The Taught" are magic users who have begun the study of magic sometime during their life. They were not born with magical powers but have learned to harness the powers of the Old Religion through studying spell books and learning from teachers. For those who have seen Merlin, these are people like Gaius.
"The Gifted" are people who were born with magical abilities. They can perform magical acts and spells naturally, but they must also be taught spells to learn more and improve. For those who have seen Merlin, these are people like Merlin.
Druids are generally a peaceful and reclusive people who live mainly in the forests near the ruins of Camelot. They have been known to take as apprentices those they feel have a natural gift or talent for magic. Druids are renowned healers and generally practice good or "light" magic. Additionally, they have a marking somewhere on their bodies that signify that they are Druids. For those familiar with the show, these are people like Mordred.
So the Knights are just waiting around for Arthur's return?
Yes. They come from a long line of "knights", many families claiming direct descent from the knights of Camelot. Everything the knights stood for and all their fighting skills have been passed down through the generations. Knights believe that Arthur may rise again in their lifetime, so they continually train and prepare to serve him when he does return.
How does time work in the role-play?
Time moves just as quickly in the game as it does in real life. That is, if you begin a thread on March 27th, 2013 (real time), then your thread will take place on March 27th, 2013. If it takes you a month to finish that thread and you begin a new one right after that, then your new thread will take place on April 27th, 2013 - that is, it will take place one month after the first thread.