NPC Guide

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NPC Guide

Postby Kingdom » Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:00 pm

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Non Player Characters (NPC) are used to enhance a story, a bit like supporting actors, they never get the spotlight, but help make the main character, or in this case our playable characters (PC), shine. NPC are used by prophets and players for a number of reasons, including character development, plot twists, and enriching the reading and writing experience. NPCs are used to fill a wide variety of roles, from a character's child or spouse, to an arch-enemy, employee, or shopkeeper. With Standing Trials, players can choose from the use of four different NPC types, which each have their own costs and regulations.

I. Personal NPC
II. City NPC
III. Business NPC
IV. Memory NPC

Personal NPC

Personal NPC are available for players to use as children, partners, close friends, slaves, and family members of their chosen character. This type of NPC must be applied for via the Prophet Support Forum in order to gain permission to write and keep them. Just as we pay to keep our own characters in the form of seasonal expenses, we must also pay to support any personal NPC connected to our PC. Some cities may have their own rules and regulations regarding the costs of keeping an NPC, but as a rule of thumb you can expect to pay 10 gold per season (every two months), which must be recorded on your ledger. If players wish to use someone else's NPC, they must request permission from the player who pays the upkeep for that NPC.

The exception to this is in the case of characters who are "Wilderness PCs". For these characters, Personal NPCs may have their upkeep paid for by an additional thread each season where the PC hunts/gathers sufficient amounts of food to keep them alive. This thread does not give the PC those rewards but is used to "pay off" the NPC seasonal expenses. This thread must be approved by a city moderator in the same way that a job thread would be, and has the same minimum requirements as a job thread (1500 words in length, with a focus on the task at hand). If you wish to pay for your NPC this way, please ask for special approval in your Support Forum request.

Rules for playing a Personal NPC:

I. The NPC cannot give your PC anything (unless you pay for it).
II. The NPC cannot initiate your PC into any Arcane magic.
III. You must pay to support the NPC (10gn per NPC per season or one Wilderness NPC thread per season, with special approval)
IV. The NPC should never be the main focus of the story.
V. The NPC can travel with your PC.

To apply for a personal NPC, fill out the information below and post it to the Prophet Support Forum titled ‘Personal NPC’.

Personal NPC: Up to 100 skill points, no more than 30 and no less than 5 in one skill. NPC skills are always on a 1:1 ratio and, therefore, out of 100.

Name:
Race:
Date of Birth:
Skills:
Appearance: including height, weight, scars, hair and eye colour, and any other relevant features.
Personality:
Relationship to PC:
Anything: else you would like us to know.

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[b]Name[/b]:
[b]Race[/b]:
[b]Date of Birth[/b]:
[b]Skills[/b]:
[b]Appearance[/b]: including height, weight, scars, hair and eye colour, and any other relevant features.
[b]Personality[/b]:
[b]Relationship to PC[/b]:
[b]Anything[/b]: else you would like us to know.


This information is stored in your Prophets' Notes, allowing prophets to read up on any NPC you might have in case they choose to interact with your PC through one of these NPC. If your NPC dies, please update your original request to allow us to make the appropriate changes to your Character Notes.

City NPC

City NPC are usually created by Prophets with details displayed within the city lore for players to use free of charge (unless otherwise specified). Most cities give players the opportunity to create and submit ideas for City NPC to be reviewed and added by the Storytellers that helps oversee that city. City NPC are characters your PC might run into while exploring or interacting within a city, anything from a gatekeeper to a monk, teacher, shopkeeper, or knight. If you have an idea for a City NPC make sure you check out the lists and requirements within your chosen city for details, usually found under 'City Development'. Please be aware that City NPCs require a simple PM to the city moderator for use in character stories, unless otherwise specified that players are free to use them without permission.

Rules for playing a City NPC:

I. Follow the rules set by your chosen city.
II. The NPC must remain within or around the city.
III. The NPC is free to play (unless otherwise specified).
IV. The NPC should never be the main focus of the story.
V. The NPC cannot give your PC anything (unless you pay for it).

Business NPC

Business NPC are specifically for players who own and run a business (see the business forum for details on applying for your own character run business), these might include farmhands, shopkeepers, barmaids, or anyone your character might hire to get the job done. Business NPC must be applied for in the Prophet Support Forum section of the forum in order to be approved and added to your Prophets' Notes. However, these NPC don't work for free and will need to be paid a fair daily wage of 2gn (per day).

Rules for playing a Business NPC:

I. The NPC must remain within the business setting.
II. The NPC must be paid a daily wage of 2 gold nels.
III. The NPC cannot give your PC anything (unless you pay for it).
IV. The NPC cannot teach your PC anything.
V. The NPC should never be the main focus of the story.

To apply for a Business NPC, fill out the information below and post it to the Prophet Support Forum titled ‘Business NPC’.

Business NPC: Up to 100 skill points, no more than 30 and no less than 5 in one skill. NPC skills are always on a 1:1 ratio and, therefore, out of 100.

Name:
Race:
Date of Birth:
Skills:
Appearance: including height, weight, scars, hair and eye colour, and any other relevant features.
Personality:
Job Role:
Anything: else you would like us to know.

Code: Select all
[b]Name[/b]:
[b]Race[/b]:
[b]Date of Birth[/b]:
[b]Skills[/b]:
[b]Appearance[/b]: including height, weight, scars, hair and eye colour, and any other relevant features.
[b]Personality[/b]:
[b]Job Role[/b]:
[b]Anything[/b]: else you would like us to know.

Memory NPC

Memory NPCs are NPCs specifically used for a character's past story. Normally these types of characters are close relatives whom are now deceased presently, however, they can be just about anything to the Player Character. These types of characters are made to enhance memory threads by weaving a story of why the Player Character became who they are presently. Memory NPCs are not to be used outside of Memory Threads. PCs must apply for Memory NPCs in the Prophet Support Forum. Please make sure to specify the NPC is a Memory NPC.

Rules for playing a Memory NPC:

I. You must pay a fee of 10 gold nel for each memory character. This is a one time fee.
II. Memory NPCs do not have a seasonal charge.
III. The NPC may only be used in Memory Threads.
IV. The NPC cannot give your PC anything (unless you pay for it or receive approval from a mod).

To apply for a memory NPC, fill out the information below and post it to the Prophet Support Forum titled ‘Memory NPC’.

Memory NPC: Up to 100 skill points, no more than 30 and no less than 5 in one skill. NPC skills are always on a 1:1 ratio and, therefore, out of 100.

Name:
Race:
Date of Birth:
Skills:
Appearance: including height, weight, scars, hair and eye colour, and any other relevant features.
Personality:
Relationship to PC:
Anything: else you would like us to know.

Code: Select all
[b]Name[/b]:
[b]Race[/b]:
[b]Date of Birth[/b]:
[b]Skills[/b]:
[b]Appearance[/b]: including height, weight, scars, hair and eye colour, and any other relevant features.
[b]Personality[/b]:
[b]Relationship to PC[/b]:
[b]Anything[/b]: else you would like us to know.

This information is stored in your Prophets' Notes, allowing prophets to read up on any NPC you might have in case they choose to interact with your PC through one of these NPC.
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NPC Guide

Postby Kingdom » Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:14 am

UpdatePersonal NPCs who are used at least twice in a season (in two different threads) can earn skill point rewards (10 points per NPC, per season). It cost 10gn per season, per NPC to keep an NPC. Activity using your Personal NPCs during this time will earn you up to 10 skills points for that NPC to allocate to their skills however you please. You can submit a request for NPC rewards just as you would do for wages in your city or by posting in the Prophet Support Forum to make sure that the evidence and rewards are recorded to your Prophets' Notes.

Please note: this rule also applies to Business NPCs who are used at least twice a season. Skill allocation should be recorded either in your CS or the business write up.
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Painting With Words (1) Dungeon Master (1) Vlogger Extraordinaire (1) Mentor (1)
Ambassador (1) Supporter (1) Alpha Testing (1) Review Master (1)
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