Eternal Darkness Rules

!!ABSOLUTELY NO COMBAT ALLOWED WITHOUT CCS ENABLED!!!
This is a CCS sim. A CCS meter or an observer tag must be worn at all times when you the RP AREA. If you do not have an observer tag please ask the sim admin or got to the landing point and there will be one there to pick up. If you do not wish to participate in combat, go non-combative prior to combat. Once combat has ensued, you must follow it through.

Wearing other system's meters, e.g. DCS or WARPS, is not allowed. You can be ejected for wearing an unsupported meter type.

The GMs
Please note - Staff members that are currently "on duty" will have OOC in their tag title. If you see that, do NOT try to roleplay with them. However, if you see them with a non-OOC tag on, then roleplay is fine. When a there is a GM wearing a Gm OOC tag they will be speaking in OOC TERMS. They are not subject to RP and will not be a TARGET.

DUE TO CHANGES IN THE SECOND LIFE TERMS OF SERVICE YOU INHERENTLY AGREE, BY AGREEING TO ABIDE BY THESE RULES AND ENTERING ETERNALDARKNESS THAT YOU ARE OVER THE AGE OF EIGHTEEN AND YOU ARE NOT OFFENDED BY VIOLENCE, ADULT LANGUAGE OR SEXUAL CONTENT. THE OWNER OF ETERNALDARKNESS DEFERS ALL RESPONSIBILITY BEYOND THIS AGREEMENT, IN LEGAL LIABILITIES, TO THE TRESPASSING PARTY, PARTIES NOT OVER THE AGE OF EIGHTEEN ARE TRESPASSING AND THUSLY LEGALLY LIABLE FOR THEIR OWN ACTIONS.
Management will not be held responsible for minors entering the sim.
You are responsible for your own actions, and any minors found within the sim will be permanently banned. Likewise any child AV's caught using any sex balls or having sex in any way, shape, or form will be immediately permabanned from the sim.

YOU FURTHER AGREE TO ALLOW THE USE OF LOGS BY THE GM/ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF FOR THE PURPOSE OF DETERMINING GAME RULE VIOLATIONS! LOGS WILL NEVER BE USED IN ANY FASHION EXCEPT IN SIM ADMINISTRATIVE SITUATIONS.

What is the EternalDarkness:

EternalDarkness is a Dark RP/Combat sim where you can come and live a character life thats not all shiny and happy and new like most of Second Life. We attempt to provide a good community for free form roleplay for characters of a darker nature. Take the time to read over these rules. Failure to do so is at your own risk. Ignorance of the rules will not be a viable excuse.

1. English/Spanish is the preferd language of *EternalDarkness*, but you may RP in another language with others who speak the same language or have a translator. Please use a translator or find a translator to help you if you do not speak English/Spanish and need to speak with management or a GM.

CCS SUPPORT GROUP

Please feel free to join the CCS group. The CCS Support group is where you can ask questions about the CCS system and get help with any problems you are having.

CCS EVENT GROUP

Please feel free to join the ++CCS Events Group++. This group is where sims throughout the CCS system advertise events that are happening in their sim.

GENERAL RULES:

1) MOST IMPORTANT RULE
"YOU DO NOT HAVE A RIGHT TO BE AN ASSHOLE".

2) ADMINISTRATIVE FIAT
ANY INFORMATION NOT CURRENTLY COVERED IN THE INFORMATION AT HAND IS SUBJECT TO DETERMINATION BY THE SIM ADMIN.

3) CHILD AVATARS:
!!!!!!ABSOLUTELY NO CHILD OR TEEN AVATARS PERIOD!!!!!!!
Absolutely no sex based age play allowed. PERIOD. NO ARGUMENTS.
Breaking these rules is grounds for an immediate ban!

4) VEHICLES/FLYING:
Do not rez cars or other vehicles in the city. EternalDarkness is a no fly zone. Do not use flight enabling gadgets in the sim. ***
Sim Owners and GM'S are the only ones that are able to fly to do the jobs required of a sim owner and/or GM.

***A vehicle is defined as any object that uses the physics engine to drive it (i.e. cars, motorcycles, trucks, chocobos, magic carpets, hover platforms, etc), rather than an object that attaches to the avatar (i.e. horses, dragons or horse drawn carts. If you are uncertain whether or not the object you wish to use is a vehicle, please contact a GM for help in determining the difference!

5) FACTIONS:
Only clans that live on EternalDarkness can recruit new members as long as they do not already belong to another CCS Clan.

6)RENTAL HOUSES
Respect the property rights of *EternalDarkness* residents. Do not go into private rentals. Anyone found in a private rental without the renter's permission will be banned without exception. Do not escape combat into a residence. If you enter someones home uninvited as part of an rp, this is allowed as long as the resident is open to your rp. There will be no forced rp. Everyone has the right to refuse an rp. If someone does'nt want your rp, don't try to force them.
RENTERS: You are free to chill out in your home but if you are not going to be RPing or doing EternalDarkness related things for an extended period then please turn your CCS off. Anyone that rents a home is allowed the prims the rental homes supply. There will be no one that doesnt rent a home allowed to put any prims down. If I find anyone that does not rent a home putting prims down it will get returned with no exceptions.

Rules For Renting on Parcels or Home…….
For people who rent parcels…..
HOMES on parcel must be within the theme of the sim MEDIEVIL/FANTASY
1. No eye sores period. If any they will be returned.
2. No Ban Lines
SKYBOX limitations
1.Only 3 skybox/Platforms within the height allowed between 300-500 meters A 4th one may be added for personal use ONLY if it is 1000 meters or higher up.

Friends/Guests Living/Staying
1. You as the parcel renter are not allowed to put down your own rent box for others to rent homes on your parcel. You are welcome to have anyone living/staying on your parcel as long as you and them follow the rules.

7) XP CAMPING:
Camping means you are unresponcive while wearing an active ccs meter. If you must go AFK for a short period then do /9 OFF to turn your CCS off or set yourself to AFK or BUSY which stops you from earning experience. IF you will be gone for a longer period it is better to log out, especially if the sim is near capacity.

Do not try to hide someplace in the build (e.g. in walls, underground, up in the sky) or try to hide your CCS meter in the sim.
Do not enter the non-RP areas of the sim with an active meter.
Players found hidden, in the air, outside the RP area, or in otherwise suspicious circumstances will be presumed XP campers, and will be treated accordingly.
If you are found in an away state with your meter on, you may be ejected, banned, have your meter removed or frozen, or lose xp points. You will be considered xp camping if you fail to respond to anyone in rp chat after 3 min. ( if you get an Im and do not imediately respond to the Im you ARE camping period) GM decisions are final. Do not contact another GM in an attempt to reverse a decision, that will only get you extra ban time. In the EternalDarkness if you are found xp camping twice with in this sim you are banned from this sim and a ccs wide warning is sent out that you are a xp camper

8) WEAPONS/COMBAT
READ THESE RULES
. You MUST HAVE a Community Combat System (CCS), which is available in the entrance and in the squares for free, to engage in combat
Do not try to use the lack of a CCS as an excuse to avoid the consequences of your actions. You reap what you sow.
Your CCS Meter must be visible and readable at all times.
EXCEPTION - A CCS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES AND ACTIVE WHILE IN A FACTIONAL BASE. THERE IS NO SCOUTING A BASE NON-COMBAT AND ATTACKING LATER. IF ASKED TO LEAVE A BASE THEN LEAVE. NO HANGING AROUND WHEN YOU ARE NOT WANTED.
No freebie weapons.
No weapons or devices using push. No scanners /radars or things like force prophecies psitech. No shields or invisibility. No ridiculous particle effects. Please be considerate in the use of effect HUDs and similar, as they add to lag for others.

  • Users of griefer-toys, like nukers, particle laggers, and people using avatar blocking weapons will be ejected and banned immediately.

A)BLOODLINES METER/HUD
Bloodlines meters/huds are banned CCS Wide due to multiple issues and problems caused by them. If you are wearing one of these, please remove it as soon as you enter the sim, and keep it off for the duration of the time you are here. If you are seen wearing it you will be asked to remove it. Refusal to do so will result in a ban from the sim.
B)No items that are scripted to use push or cause damage, like certain magic, security orbs, Psitech and similar attachments, or physical objects like snowballs, which cause damage.
*Magic is permissible for RP purposes, but only if it does not cause any CCS damage or disrupts unrelated RP.
C: Corpse-camping is punished with a ban.
Corpse Camping is waiting for a victum to revive so that you can kill then again over and over again.
D: NO guns . that is including but not limited to , uzzzies, machine guns and gat- guns, and rocket launchers.

9)SHOUTING:
Please keep shouting to a minimum and in conjunction with ongoing role play. Constant OOC shouting is disruptive to role play and spoils the mood of the sim.

10)HARASSMENT: THERE WILL BE NONE AT ALL
In-character protests often do not deter such activity because many *players* come to the sim looking for such things, regardless of that their *character* might want. If you do not wish to role play certain activities or with certain players then it is best to IM the other person out-of-character (OOC) and politely explain you are uncomfortable and would rather not engage in any such activities. You can also use the "FADE TO BLACK" rule (see the COMBAT rules) if appropriate. If activities persist then contact a GM about the issue.

11)TELEPORTING INTO COMBAT
Teleporting directly into a battle is strictly prohibited, as is the calling in of massive reinforcements in such a number as to crash the sim. 25 on each side =50 in all

12) OOC : Talking out of character
If you must speak out of character (OOC), use double brackets ((example text)). Many people here have an OOC textiness tool, that is acceptable as well. The only exception to this OOC rule is if every one in the party agrees to forgo the (( )) rule and , as new people walk inot the area you inform them in (( ooc )) format that you are typing out of charicter with out the (( )). All Im are considered OOC and are not considered valid RP .

13) SAFE, SANE, CONSENTUAL
Everything must be consensual. No one may be coerced into roleplay they do not want. No one is to be denied the right to "fade to black". It is recommended that residents explicitly state their RP limits in their profiles (i.e. no capture, etc.). Also , in rp if your character says NO. NO IS FINAL and you MUST stop your course of ROLE play PERIOD. Make a list in your profile (in About or in Picks) of your roleplay limits. That will be the ONLY information another roleplayer may use in the course of roleplaying with you. List what you are not comfortable roleplaying, and those limits WILL be respected. If someone is failing to respect your limits, inform a GM AT ONCE.

14)PRISONERS
You may take only one prisoner you have killed, if they consent. No confinements may take longer than 1 hour, at which time the prisoner is free to go. No prisoners can be moved off-sim, even if they consented to the capture as such, unless there is explict consent for that as well. No prisoners taken off sim with consent may be tortured, mutulated or otherwise rp harmed in any manner. Locking in prision is allowable, as are various other restraints and chains .
NO prisoner taken from this *EternalDarkness* is legal tender to be sold OR traded into slavery, consentual or not. Any party found playing in said activity , taker or consentee, will be asked to find another role play sim in which such activity is allowed.
Salvery is not accecptable or allowed in this sim. Collars are ok but , it must be worn of free will and there must be no leash or constrainging device on the person what so ever. If you do have a master in EternalDarkness while you are here, please refrain from from displaying such activity in public. How ever what you do in your home is your business.
If you have complaints filed against you from a citizen for exsessive harrassment of forced slavery of anykind or any activity involving that in public, you will get written warning from a gm, and if a second time happens there will be a permament ban.

*If you take a prisoner, once that prisoner is secured, you must, within a reasonably short period of time, RP notifying the prisoner's people of the capture so a rescue may ensue or negotiations may begin for a return.

15)GESTURES/SOUNDS/LIGHTS:
Gestures can be an enhancement to role play. Please use them appropriately and rarely. Do not spam gestures or sounds repeatedly as this disrupts role play and is annoying. In particular gestures made with children's voices, are forbidden. Do not use cartoonish gestures, and do not use gestures in normal conversation, or OOC. When in doubt, ask a GM before first use.
Facelights/Noselights destroy the ambience of a sim that was built to be viewed in darkness. Please be considerate and remove all facelights, you are pretty even without them.

16)BEING BANNED:
If you are banned for violating these rules you can only contact another GM if you feel the ban was unjust or abusive. Trying to get your ban lifted by contacting various GMs will only get your ban time increased.
Decisions may be appealed again, but if that is not immediately possible, you are bound to continue RP with the disputed decision in force. The ONLY person you can appeal to is Majjick Merlin.

17) REPORTING PROBLEMS:
Any issues, questions, instances of rules violations or any other problems can be brought to the GM staff. These are players with "GM" above their meter. Please be polite and straightforward with your issue so it can be addressed quickly.
Any accusations of cheating must be brought to your faction head or a GM to be addressed. Do not make public accusations of cheating.

18)OBJECT REZZING
Because RP sometimes requires various props, objects, poseballs and so forth to be added to the sim. Objects left lying around the sim count against the overall prim limit of the sim and reduce the amount for others to use. Renters, of course, can leave items in their apartments within their prim limits. Persistent disregarding of this rule or rezzing a large number of objects will result in disciplinary action
If you must rez anything to open it or use it, clean it up when you are done. People found to have littered *EternalDarkness* with prims will be banned, as it is an inconvenience to clean them up. Do not place advertisements of any kind.

19)GENERAL COURTESY RULES
1. You cannot attack anyone on a healball, or attack from a healball. You cannot use a healball until combat is over. Sparring and training are exceptions to healball restrictions.

2. Any type of movement enhancer (Jump, flashstep, TPers, windwalkers, etc) is prohibited. If it isn't the standard movement, its not allowed. Not allowed in EternalDarkness Land period. If cought using any type of movement enhancers you will be punished. AO is allowed as long as its turned off during combat.

3. Any type of combat system exploit is prohibited.

4. For weapons, the two-hand rule applies. This means that you can keep only as much weaponry rezzed as you can use with two hands. One two-handed sword, OR one bow/crossbow /gun, OR two daggers/short swords/epee, or combination (e.g. one dagger, one short sword).

5. No flying in *EternalDarkness*, even if it is enabled or you fly in from another sim that allows it.

20) ROOF TOPS / TOPS OF BUILDINGS
Standing around on rooftops is not allowed with the following exceptions:

A) you are actively in rp, observing the people / groups below or around you. You MUST emote that you are watching, listenting etc. If you do not, then you are assumed to be camping.

21) THE LAW
Sim administrators, GM's, have final say on these rules and in all matters not covered by these rules. GMs and sim admin's have final say on any RP issues of any kind. Management has the right to enforce new rules and change rules at anytime, but you will be notified either by a group notice or by a simwide message about the change.
If any of these rules are found to be unlawful or in violation of SL TOS, the remainder will remain in full force and effect, with none being given priority over another.

EternalDarkness Owners….
Majjick Merlin
Demoness Darkstone

GM'S……….
Majjick Merlin
Demoness Darkstone
Isolde Denzo
Felony Quandry
Jan Meads
Khesha Daldry
Gieske Godnet

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