Beginner's Guide
« on: February 16, 2017, 09:58:52 PM »
Beginner's Guide
getting started!

Welcome to Witchlight!


We’re glad to see that you’re interested in joining us (or have already)! We hope to see you around the boards and plotting with us shortly.

The seasons here change every 4 months. You can find the current season and year in the sidebar, and when it will be changing over. The site is starting at AW (After Witch) 101 - pretty simple. It has been 101 years at least since the fall of Witch and the devastation (and rejoicing) it has caused.


Ready, Set… Parent Account!


If you haven’t yet read our site rules, we suggest that you read them now here. We don’t have many rules, but we do require all members to be 18 years of age or older. So please just keep that in mind!

Once you’re ready to join you will need to register your parent account, AKA your Out Of Character (OOC) account. For your OOC account, you can choose just about any name you like, but please keep it appropriate. The registration part is easy, first, along the top bar of links you will see a button that says “Register”. Simple click that button and enter in all of your information. You will then have full access to the forums.


Your First Character


So, now that you're registered, it’s time to create your first character! Before you do anything, you must first create a subaccount for your character. Which, thankfully, is an easy process. After you are logged in, click on “Profile”, this will redirect you to your profile page. From there go to “Modify Profile” and under that menu you will see “Manage SubAccounts”. After the details on subaccounts, you will see a button that says “Create/Link”. Once you click on that, all you have to do is fill in the character’s name and give the subaccount a password.

Once you have created your subaccount for your character, you can post your application in this board using the Application Template. We do ask that you post your application with the title “Last Name, First Name" and a description of "Birthright Jewel - Descent Jewel Caste | OOC Name”. Rules for rolling Jewels are found in the Application Template thread.

Once you have finished your character please post in the Ready to Review thread for the application to be reviewed.

If you are having trouble thinking of an idea for a character, or want to get involved in some plots, feel free to check out the Wanted Ads


And Beyond!


Here at Witchlight, there is more than just writing, we have a few extra fun things for you!

First of all, for every character you complete you get 25 marks, then for every post you make you get 0.08 marks per word, which means that for a 250 word post you would receive 20 marks (this is not capped so you are rewarded for the whole length of your post). All completed threads are awarded 25 marks per page, and bonus completion gifts are often awarded during giveaways.

You can just collect marks if you want but they can also be used to buy items in the Shop.  Not only do we offer character perks in the Shop, but we offer player perks there as well. You can purchase anything from a triple caste to three territories in the Shop.

You can also get your own Member Forum. If you would like one, all you have to do it request one here. Feel free to get creative with the name! You will be able to moderate this forum. So pinning, deleting and all that fanciness will be under your control.

Also please check out our tagging system here.


A quick note on Character Profiles

Please be sure to fill out your character's forum profile. This includes gender and Play-by. The reason it is so important to do this is for sorting. All face claims are automatically sorted based on your character's forum profile. If you don't fill it out, someone else may try to claim their play-by.

It also keeps all the miniprofiles looking nice and tidy (and pretty).
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