Living Erenel: Roleplaying

Welcome to the Living Erenel Roleplaying article. In this article, we'll breakdown the third major pillar of the Living Erenel experience, ROLEPLAY!
 
Roleplaying in Living Erenel represents how your character engages the world between adventures and is one of the most considerable aspects of participated content. The ability to roleplay 24/7 in the Gamingbrew Discord is a fantastic part of being in Living Erenel.   In order to make roleplaying the most enjoyable experience possible for players, it is essential to be aware of the following information.

Backstories

Characters in Living Erenel are strongly encouraged to create backstories during character creation. However, because Living Erenel is a world with story arcs and multiples adventures, these backstories are not canon. What this means is you are free to roleplay the life of your character leading up to their admission into Living Erenel, but you will not gain any power benefits or influence Living Erenel’s culture with your backstory.   You cannot make yourself the daughter of a king or a long lost savior and expect to gain benefits. However, opportunities exist to leave your mark on the world. These include Guild Quests, specific adventures/roleplay events, and Divinity (unlocked with Renown.)

Best Practices

The following are important formatting rules and best practices when roleplaying in the Gamingbrew Discord. Gamingbrew moderators help facilitate and may delete your roleplay post if necessary.
  • Change your nickname in the Gamingbrew Discord to (Living Erenel Character Name) Discord Name. Example: (Rylid) Gamingbrew Rylid is the Living Erenel character, and Gamingbrew is the Discord alias.
  • When speaking in character, use "quotation marks" or Bold. Bold can be done by placing two asteriks before and after your dialogue.
  • When describing an action or scene, use italics. Italics can be done by placing an asterisk before and after the action in Discord.
  • To quickly say something out of character, use (parentheses). Keep in mind, excessive out of character talk will be flagged by a moderator.
  • You can only be present in one roleplay channel at a time. To enter a roleplay channel, use in italics -(YOUR CHARACTER NAME) ENTERS-. If your character leaves one roleplay channel for another, use in italics -(YOUR CHARACTER NAME) EXITS-, so other roleplayers know you have left the area.
  • You only control your character when roleplaying. For example, if you attempt to persuade a character, the character decides if you were persuasive. You can also make a dice role if you wish.
  • Be courteous. If players are roleplaying a scene together in a channel, wait until they have finished before beginning your scene.
  • Discord tagging a player during roleplay is acceptable and recommended, unless the player asks you to not tag them.
  • Roleplay is not considered Canon. However, how you interact with other players in the Living World will undoubtedly have consequences!

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Roleplay Environments

There are many designated areas to roleplay in Living Erenel! When accepted into the game and while creating your character, a moderator will assign you the Living Erenel Role in Discord. This role gives access to open roleplay areas, such as major cities, various open-world locations, world events, and the marketplace.   All Living Erenel players are free to post on the global #notice-board. This notice board acts as a way to post jobs, guild recruitment, player to player advertisements, etc. Spamming the notice board will result in a moderator action.   All Living Erenel players are free to post in the #marketplace to sell, buy, or trade goods and services with other players. Roleplaying best practices continue in the marketplace.   Important! The #p2p-transactions channel is where a finalized trade is posted for moderator approval. The trading channel is not a roleplaying channel and reserved for tracking Living Erenel trades.   As the Living World progresses, more roleplaying channels will pop up, many of which are based on current storylines.

NPC Interaction: Adventure Hall

Players can spend seasonal currency to engage in private conversations with NPCs in the Adventure’s Hall. These conversations are visible to all in the role play channels, but only the NPC and participating player can interact and have knowledge of the discussion. No Meta Gaming!   A Living Erenel dungeon master will act as the NPC. While roleplaying, the Dungeon Master has full control of the NPC and dictates their reactions to the conversation. To spend seasonal currency for a NPC interaction, put a request in the #seasonal-wares Discord channel. A Dungeon Master will respond and discuss the Roleplay topic. The amount of NPC Interactions in one season is limited and performed on a first come, first serve basis.

NPC Interaction: Divinity

Players can spend seasonal currency to engage in private conversations with their chosen Deity thru the Divinity system. These conversations are visible to all in the role play channels, but only the Deity and participating player can interact and have knowledge of the discussion. No Meta Gaming!   A Living Erenel dungeon master will act as the Deity. While roleplaying, the Dungeon Master has full control of the Deity and dictates their reactions to the conversation. As otherworldly beings, Deities will respond differently based on your Divinity level and their personality. Some may enjoy conversation while others are more inclined to send messengers or events.   To spend seasonal currency for a Deity interaction, put a request in the #seasonal-wares Discord channel. A Dungeon Master will respond and discuss the Roleplay topic. The amount of NPC Interactions in one season is limited and performed on a first come, first serve basis.

Player Hosted Events

Important: Players can organize and host roleplay events whenever they wish. The following is tied to earning structured rewards.
Similar to Year 1 Faction Dinner Parties, players can host roleplay events for a Renown reward. When hosting a roleplay event, the player decides the location, time, and promotes their event in any way they choose. The event can be discussions about anything the player wishes or just bar talk, as long as roleplay falls under Living Erenel RP rules.   A roleplay event typically lasts 1-hour in length up to a maximum of 2-hours. Each event has a limited amount of invitation slots (minimum 4, maximum 8), with sign-ups beginning during the Weekly Update. Events can be held in open roleplay channels, taking precedence over any current conversation, or in Discord voice.   Upon the event’s completion, the hosting player earns 2 Renown. Renown earned in this way is not limited by the weekly Renown cap. All other attending players earn 1 Seasonal Currency for attending and roleplaying. Participating in a roleplay event does not prevent players from joining other role play adventures that week.   A player can host one roleplay event each season. A maximum of (2) player-hosted roleplay events can be held each week across the Living Erenel player base. To spend seasonal currency and host a roleplay event, put a request in the #seasonal-wares Discord channel. An Adventure Moderator will respond and help schedule your event. The amount of roleplay events in one season is limited and performed on a first come, first serve basis.

Prohibited Roleplay Conduct

The roleplaying actions below are prohibited and are considered a bannable offense. While the subject matter exists outside of the game, we're here to have a great time.   Sexual Harassment. You will not sexually harass or assault another character, regardless of the other character's consent. Romance, marriage, and less egregious actions are permitted, but being overly erotic will result in moderator action.   Suicide. You cannot commit or threaten suicide and must instead retire your character. Self-sacrifice in-game to save the party does not qualify as suicide.   Torture. You cannot graphically torture another npc or player character physically or mentally.   If you ever feel uncomfortable by another player's roleplaying, speak to a moderator immediately.

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