Dread's Character Adoptions

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  1.   1.  Current Adoptables
    1.   1.1  Still Looking?
  2.   2.  Contract Terms
  3.   3.  Adoption Information
    1.   3.1  Pre-Adoption Changes
    2.   3.2  Post-Adoption Changes
  4.   4.  Re-Adoption
  5.   5.  Interested?
    1.   5.1  Forewarning
  6.   6.  Past Adoptables

Please thoroughly read over my Adoption Information if you are interested in one of my adoptables, and make sure you take a look at their contract terms and individual constraints. If you see a character you like, contact me by PM!

Thanks a lot to Sie & Raze for this template! <3


1.  Current Adoptables

Name

Basics

Summary

Contract Notes

Baubles

Harper Amelia

  • Gender: Female
  • Species: High Coyote percentage Hybrid
  • Date of Birth: August 2013
  • Onboard?: No
  • Contract: Neutral

Loners

Harper Amelia is a horse trader and hunter from Ceniza Valley. Primarily focused on what could be gained from the world outside of the valley, she left her home of three years in pursuit of knowledge and the hope of finding better horses for her family, though she doesn't really have a wish to return home.

Relations: Fang Espinoza, Inferni, Ceniza Valley

  • Pre-adoption changes ARE acceptable.
  • DOES have additional constraints on adoption:
    • Must remain in Inferni for 5 months barring a prediscussed plot.
    • Must abide by Ceniza Valley religion and customs.
  • Active plotting opportunities!

Digs Hushabye

  • Gender: Male
  • Species: High Coyote percentage Hybrid
  • Date of Birth: December 2014
  • Onboard?: No
  • Contract: Neutral

Loner

Abandoned street urchin with an attraction to buried treasure. He was born to a group of gypsies near LÎle-Bizard. While trading with a group of canines near his birth place, the boy found his way to a cave and got stuck there for a few days. When he came out, his family was gone. He's spent most of his time traveling around, collecting trinkets and metals, lost buried treasure. He's accumulated a small fortune of human artifacts that he keeps to himself

Relations: Elva Blackfoot, Fang Espinoza, Inferni

  • Pre-adoption changes ARE acceptable.
    • Details can be fleshed out if not contradictory.
  • DOES have additional constraints on adoption:
    • Must join and remain in Inferni for at least 6 months.
  • Active plotting opportunities!

None atm

Elva Blackfoot

  • Gender: Female
  • Species: High Coyote percentage Hybrid
  • Date of Birth: December 2014
  • Onboard?: Yes
  • Contract: Strict

Inferni

Abandoned shiny hunter and fire bug who was left on her own after being left to fend for herself by her parents. Roamed the suburban neighborhoods and cities of Canada until she came across Souls territory. Was rescued from a bad event by Fang and joined Inferni seeking a place to live and to return the favor. Ended up staying there till now.

Relations: Digs Hushabye, Fang Espinoza, Inferni

  • Pre-adoption changes are NOT acceptable.
    • Details can be fleshed out if not contradictory.
  • DOES have additional constraints on adoption:
    • Must join and remain in Inferni for at least 6 months.
  • Active plotting opportunities!

None atm

1.1  Still Looking?

Additionally, I might be open to players creating a member of one of my families, or creating a "past connection" with an existing character! Old enemies, former flames, and even secret offspring (pfft) might be permissible depending on the character; less established characters or those who were born or spent significant time off-board are more likely to have opportunities for past connections. If you would like to collaborate on creating a character with a history, let me know -- these characters will be your own and cannot be reclaimed.

2.  Contract Terms

Do take note of the contracts terms! I'm pickier about some characters than others; for example, a character not integral to my roleplay or plots is pretty much open season, whereas I might be considerably more selective in considering the player of a character's on-site child.

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  • Strict adoptables have a red tag.
  • These characters are generally children of existing characters or plot-intensive characters.
  • I will be looking for a player who is active and can write well in these cases, as well as those who show great commitment to plots!
    • I may ask for an example post to get a feel for how you will play one of these characters so be prepared!
  • These adoptables always come with guaranteed plots and interaction!

Neutral:

  • Moderate adoptables have a orange tag.
  • These characters are ones that might have a backstory or plot opportunity that would require a bit of beforehand discussion, but are generally rather open for interpretation and don't have to adhere completely to the suggested points.
  • These are good characters for if you want a potential backstory or plot to work off of, but not complete commitment.
    • May require a RP sample.

Relaxed:

  • Freeform adoptables have a green tag.
  • These characters are ones that have only basic details or that I've been trying to adopt out a long time without success; I generally am not picky in adopting these out, and most characters come with a ton of creative freedom!
  • These characters are for those who want to essentially make "their own" character but with ties to a particular family and opportunities for plots.
  • Adoptable may be reclaimed if dropped with very short play.
  • Player should have good communication and comprehension, etc.; past inactivity or issues may be permissible.

Contracts can be altered with discussion, so let me know if you have any questions or concerns about a character's requirements or stipulations! I like to think that I'm pretty open-minded and fair, so if you're worried about a certain aspect of a character's contract, I'd be glad to explain my reasoning or discuss potential changes.

  • Low activity? Does that mean you can reclaim my character if I don't make 10 posts every single month?
    Low activity as grounds for reclaim generally involves frequent appearance on activity sweeps without explanation or improvement. For instance, I won't take an adoptable from you if you made 3 posts one month -- but if you showed up on the activity sweep five times consecutively, I'll probably discuss reclaiming the adoptable. :(
  • Breeding contracts? Does that mean you can steal the puppies I made?
    Stipulations on puppies/breeding rights are to prevent inactive puppies or abuse. They generally only require that the adoptable is reasonably established and that plans for puppies are discussed with me. I hold no claim over puppies born to an adoptable! However, say a character has puppies and is dropped because you have no muse, and the puppies' other parent is inactive -- those puppies will just awkwardly float around. I'd prefer to prevent this by ensuring that the adopter keeps their character active or at least wants to find players for the puppies so they aren't "lost." Additionally, I want to make sure the puppies are born as part of a plot rather than for the purpose of producing connected characters without stipulations.
  • What conditions must be met so my adoptable isn't reclaimed if I want to NPC or decommission them?
    See Readoption for general terms. I will not reclaim most adoptables if they have been well-developed and played for a decent amount of time (100+ posts, 6+ months), but stricter adoptables integral to my characters' relationships might be reclaimed even past that point, especially if an ongoing plot is not finished. That said, I like to think that I'm pretty fair about this, so just discuss it with me!


3.  Adoption Information

3.1  Pre-Adoption Changes

For characters without development (e.g., they have not appeared at 'Souls yet):

  • Generally, you do not need my permission to do things with an adoptable. Develop your character how you want. :3
  • Some specific characters may have more stringent terms than this -- double check on your particular adoptable's information to make sure!
  • For no characters am I looking to control every little aspect of our characters' interactions. For some characters I may have stricter requirements about what I want out of them plot and thread-wise.

For characters with development (e.g., they've appeared at 'Souls already):

  • Changes may not be possible, especially regarding their appearance and backstory, if they've spoken of their history in-game. In general, I prefer not to allow changes to characters with active roleplay history.
  • E.g., if you're applying for an on-board NPC, it's generally not possible to make changes to them, as they're on-board and an "active" character (not in the sense that they have a player, but they're actively partaking in the game).

3.2  Post-Adoption Changes

  • Please ask me first if you want to kill off a character! :c If you're simply bored of them, then I might re-adopt them out instead -- but if it's an unimportant character, or one you've played a good long time and wish to be retired, then I would be open to it.

4.  Re-Adoption

About

While I generally prefer to adopt out to players I know are going to do the characters justice, there are cases where a player does not stick around very long or a player chooses to go a different route than previously discussed. In cases where a player doesn't stick around or a player wants to drop a character, I am liable to try and find another player for that particular character. If you disappear or you have dropped them, please do not feel surprised if a new player is chosen in that time unless we have spoken about it before hand.

Specific Terms

I may choose to reclaim the character if you have:

  • dropped them for a long period of time (6+ months since character was dropped)
  • dropped them with only brief play (0 - 5 months, 0 - 100 posts, etc.)
  • dropped them with inadequate play (unfinished threads and plots, errors in interpreting pre-set character history or personality, etc.)
  • been permanently banned from 'Souls
  • broken the adoption contact, e.g. violated a character's required stipulations
  • been deceptive in an attempt to obtain the adoptable, e.g. hiding identity
  • failed to join with the adoptable in a timely manner

Your Stuff

  • All baubles (art, titles, icons, etc.) originally given with the adoptable return with the character.
  • Gift art and gift graphics are typically considered reclaimable with the adoptable. If you bear a particular attachment to a table or something, let me know; I am flexible.
  • Commissioned and bought art is considered your property. New players must request your permission to use such items, even in the case of art customized to that particular character.
  • Titles and icons...
    • ... earned via game points, contests, etc. are considered your property; however, you must request removal/transfer in a timely manner after dropping the adoptable or they become property of the new player.
    • ... purchased via the 'Souls store are considered your property and may be removed/transferred to your own character at any time.

5.  Interested?

You must use the form if you are serious about adopting a character. I cannot adopt a character out to you unless you have used the form to indicate that you agree to my adoption terms. Private message me only if you are interested; do not chat/IM me regarding adoptions. Even if you express unofficial interest in a character over chat, I still might adopt them out to another player!

CONTACT

  • Character: What character do you want to adopt?
  • Your interpretation of the character: Tell me how you might intend to play their personality, their motives, etc.
  • Any plots or ideas you've gotten for the character: Tell me what ideas you might have regarding the character's family, conflicts, packs, etc. What do you intend to do with them?
  • Have you read, understood, and agree to the contract terms on my adoption page as well as the individual contract terms for this character?:


Fields do not have word requirements -- however, I am much more likely to adopt a player out to someone who shows enthusiasm, forethought, and commitment. If you have only barebones ideas but would like to discuss ideas, existing connections, etc. -- let me know!

Some characters may require an additional writing sample or LASKY thread which will be discussed -- usually to set the relationship between certain characters, such as a currently attached cNPC, or gauge whether you fully understand the character.

5.1  Forewarning

I greatly appreciate adopters who are patient, consistent and considerate, strong and active roleplayers, etc. I may not adopt to players who:

  • Constantly pick up, drop, and switch characters.
  • Constantly ask for adoptables, then fail to join with the adoptable.
  • Show severe streaks of inactivity, constant absenteeism, etc.
  • Have adopted from me before, only to have the situation go awry in some way.
  • Have a history of OOC or IC issues (e.g., rule-breaking, discourteous behavior, dropped plots).
  • Struggle with board concepts, rules, policies, etc., or are obviously very new to roleplay.
  • Have not had a character at 'Souls yet; I do not adopt out to non-'Souls members.

Don't be intimidated! This is just a warning :) If you're interested, ask anyway -- the worst that will happen is a no, after all!

6.  Past Adoptables

Active

NPCs / Claimed

Decommissioned / Offboard

Unavailable / Reclaimed / Dead

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