Knight's Guide

The Emerald Knights

 


Trigger Abuse/Mud Rules Violations
Clan Etiquette
Clan Communications/Notes
Expectations of Novices
Inactivity Timeout Outcasting
Outcast for Cause
Player Killing (PK)
Raiding and PK with other clans
Clan Defense
Equipment belonging to the Emerald Knights
Equipment belonging to other clans
Taxes/Donations
Donating Quest Points
 


 

Trigger Abuse/Mud Rules Violations

The Immortals of Aardwolf have ruled that triggers are your own responsibility. However, it is illegal to deliberately take advantage of another players trigger(s) and, as such, is an outcastable offense.

Any other violation of mud rules (see "help rules" and related/ referenced helps) is also an outcastable offense.

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Clan Etiquette

All members of the Emerald Knights  are expected to follow certain rules of clan etiquette and mud etiquette. 

We are a community of players and per our Honor Code, we Help Our Fellow Knights. This particular line in the honor code is important to remember, but it's also important to know that we are people with our own personal desires and goals. 

The honor code means we will assist each other as best we can, but it does not mean we drop everything to help you. You are a capable player and are able to figure things out on your own may it be locating a mob, leveling up, or maxing out stats. 

We encourage our memebers to help each other as best we can. This does not mean we all have to level and pup together all the time. This does not mean you are automatically inviteld to groups for leveling, dragging, or pupping. We are adults who choose to play a text based video game, which means we will treat each other with respect and kindness, but does not necessarily mean we will automatically play the same way. 

The golden rule of the Emerald Knights is we do not dicate how you choose to play and there are many ways to play. 

Important: Just because someone does not want to drag/group you does not mean it's meant as an insult. We are all grown adults here and this is a game. 

 

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Clan Communication/Notes

Many times when people want to suggest an idea, they will use the Personal board to write a note to the leaders of Emerald, or the entire clan. Whenever there are clan upgrades, they will also be posted on the Personal board. Important mud information is posted by the Imms on Announce and Mudinfo boards. Therefore it is required of all members to read all notes on the Personal, Announce, and Mudinfo boards on a regular basis. Type "board personal" and then just type "note" to read each note in turn. You might also want to take a look at "help board" and "help notes" for more information on notes in general.

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Outcast for Cause

Members may be outcast for cause on leader majority vote  for any outcastable offense. 

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Inactivity Timeout Outcasting

 

If you are still in your 90-days of probation and you become inactive you may be outcasted. Outcast is decided upon by the leaders of the Emerald Knights. 


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Player Killing (PK)

Once you join the clan, any member of another clan that is at neutral or lower status (see "clanallies") may attempt to PK you in any PK room on the MUD ("help pk"). This is a part of clan life and should be accepted. Just be on your toes. Whatever you do, if you get attacked or killed in a PK fight, please do not get mad or take it personally. The worst that will happen is you lose some time or a spellup; it is not a huge deal. If the person is reasonably within your fighting range, you may attempt revenge ("help revenge"). If not, let more experienced members of EK, allied, and friendly clans know who did it, and we will try to exact some measure of revenge for you.

The clan might also be at war at times, which means that a member can PK or be PKed by the clan members we're at war with in any place on the mud and not only in PK rooms (open PK). Check with clanallies command and "who [clan name]" to see if there are characters from the clan at war in your PK range and remember to beware of them (or hunt them).

The Raiding board is recommended reading for all members. There is a lot of information passed there about PK, raiding, and defending.

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Raiding and PK with other clans

Read "help raiding" and related helps.

As a general rule of thumb, you should never use the "invade" command unless you are a powered-up superhero. Raidable clans have defenses strong enough to swat anyone else like a gnat, and should never be invaded by lower level members. Raiding parties need members to serve in other capacities, so you might still be able to participate.

Good tips on raiding:

  • Raiding board

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Clan Defense

With the clan alliance system, the clan might have allies at our side who can come and help defend the clan hall if we are raided. Notice them and treat them respectfully. Use the clanallies command to find our allied clan at the time.


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Equipment belonging to other clans

You are free to wear the equipment of any clan except fhose we are allied to. See clanall emerald. You are encouraged to return allied raided equipment to the clan it belongs to. 

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Equipment belonging to The Emerald Knights

 

NEVER AUCTION, SELL, OR DROP CLAN EQUIPMENT FROM THE EMERALD KNIGHTS CLAN SHOP! YOU WILL BE OUTCAST FOR DOING THIS! 

ENCHANTMENTS HAVE TO BE DONE INTERNALLY, YOU CANNOT GIVES THESE ITEMS TO ANYONE OUTSIDE THE CLAN. 


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Taxes / Donations

Check our tax rate by typing claninfo Emerald. That percentage will be deducted from all gold received from looting mobs, auctioning items, selling items to shops, or getting gold off the ground or from containers. Those proceeds are directed to the clan account balance, and are tracked on your whois.

Note!!! Always type acc to see how much gold you have before meeting the buyer, and again after receiving payment and before handing over the token. Dishonest players have used emotes to falsify payment. Should this happen to you, contact an Imm immediately.

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Donating Quest Points

QP donations are discouraged. It is much more profitable to buy a tp from Questor (quest buy trivia), sell the tp (help tpspend), and donate the gold. QPs in the clan account equate to only 5000 gold each. Do the math.


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