pplying for Faction Membership /PrC/Special Race
The only way to apply for membership in a DM
Faction, to play a restricted subrace or to obtain a Prestige Class is by using the following template. The filled
out template must be then sent
firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "Character Concept Application".
Don't expect an answer right away. In fact, it is your responsibility to follow up to check on the status of the application.
Your account name/Character name/applying for (PrC: Assassain,
Faction: Aventus) etc
- 1. Race/Class/Alignment/Level Name of the Character you're applying
with, so we know who to watch
- 2. Faction you want to join/special thing you apply for
- 3. Whether you've been in a faction, which one?
- 4. Account name(s), characters played recently, usual playing times
(time and time zone)
- 5. Why you (not your character) want in that faction/that special favor?
- 6. Very brief bio of the character. If an existing character, list the
steps you've taken toward the goal you're applying to
- 7. General outline of goals, plans, storylines to pursue. 8. Anything
else you want us to know.
Applications must be, at a maximum, 400 words long. This applies to points
Your account name/Character name/applying for.
If the account is an alias or different from your forum name, we strongly
suggest to put the latter in brackets right by the account name. This will speed
up the process of contacting you if we have a quick question about your
application. Otherwise it will be done by email which may make the response time
longer. Example: UnholySpammerOfDoom(Gurb)/Billy Bob Jim Bob/Divine Champion of
1. Race/Class/Alignment/Level/Name of the Character you're applying with, so
we know who to watch
If you apply with a character with at least a rank of any divine casting
class (cleric, paladin, druid, monk...) or PrC, indicate also the character's
patron deity. If not, it is still a good idea to put it here. Example:
Human/Paladin/LE/1/Billy Bob Jim Bob/Bale
2. Faction you want to join/special thing you apply for
If you apply for multiple things with the same character,say, a werewolf
member of the clergy of Tyr with noble blood applying for a position in the
Watch, state it clearly here. We don't like it when an application for a special
background or PrC is embedded in the character background or goals section.
Example: Divine Champion PrC (of Bale)
3. Whether you've been in a faction, which one?
We want to know which DM or PC factions you have been in with other
characters, but if this character already belongs to a faction indicate it here
as well. Example: Watch, Harpers, Clergy of Tr0m, the Knights that say Ni (PC).
This character currently belongs to the clergy of Bale.
4. Account name(s), characters played recently, usual playing times (time and
Indicate clearly which account will be used to play this character as well as
your forum name if different from your account names. Example:
UnholySpammerOfDoom(Gurb). Other accounts: SirHighUberlord. Characters: Combat
Dummy, Goblin, Elite Goblin, Really Really Scary Looking Kobold and Commoner,
5. Why you (not your character) want in that faction/that special favor?
This is the single most important part of your application. We want to know
why you, the player, want to apply for whatever it is you are applying for. The
thing we care most is how would approving the application benefit the server as
a whole, not you in particular. So here is where you have to make your sales
pitch about how great this will be for everyone in the server, including the DMs
6. Very brief bio of the character. If an existing character, list the steps
you've taken toward the goal you're applying to
We mean it. Be brief. If we need more details about your character's
backstory we will ask for them. If applicable, name three things your character
has done to warrant the request. For example: things you have done to help the
faction you are trying to enter, or things that prove your commitment to your
deity, or steps you've taken toward earning the prestige for a PrC.
7. General outline of goals, plans, storylines to pursue.
These are the IC goals of your character. Try to organize it in goals and
subgoals, but don't do it if it doesn't make sense. Goals don't have to be
complex, but they have to be appealing and engaging for other players. Things we
value here: - Plans that will involve other players, inside and outside your
faction, and especially non faction players. This doesn't mean bigger is better.
We would prefer tangible goals that would affect real characters to far fetched
goals that attempt to affect everyone in the server but have little or no direct
impact on other players on your way to them. For example, a goal to take control
of a deposit of some highly demanded mineral by bullying miners into paying you
and yor faction an entrance fee is more likely to impact players than a goal to
take over the Council by gaining allies among the established powers of the
city. - Plans that require little or no DM intervention. This doesn't mean at
some point DMs wouldn't get involved, but we want to see plans that don't
require a DM to even start. For example, the above mention goal of taking
control of a mine may require at some point that a DM gives you effective access
control to the mine (say, giving you a set of keys), but lack of DM presence
doesn't prevent you from setting guards on the entrance and throwinf away those
who don't accept your conditions. - The ultimate goals may be unreachable, but
we want to know what doable steps you will pursue towards those goals. For
example, you may not be able to ever destroy the Zhentarim threat over the
Moonsea, but you may detail specific steps to link the Banite presence in the
city to the Zhents and run a propaganda campaign so that their influence in the
city is hampered. - Originality, but avoid being over the top. There's no reason
to dismiss down to earth IC goals just because they're common, and it's not too
hard to give them an original twist. For example: Your character's main goal for
being in the Watch may be something as mundane to make a living and support a
future family. But you may translate that into being a selfish social climber
that will use every bit of your powers as a guard to increase your own wealth
and influence inside and outside the Watch.
8. Anything else you want us to know.
Anything else relevant to the application, such as the names of other players
applying at the same time, information about your availability for discussion,
and so on. Don't use this to make emotional appeals or to brown nose us.
Example: I have no life and I'm available in IRC 24/7. Also, my credit card
number is 5555-5555-5555-5555. You may ask the PIN on IRC.