1. Thou art responsible for the actions of thyne character at all times!
    The actions of the characters are, and always will be, the responsibility of the persons that created them. Signing into a character that is not yours without permission is considered hacking and will be punished as such.
  2. Thou shalt treat what deputies tell thee as being law!
    Their decisions are final, there is no parole or appeal possible.  If you dislike how they rule, you have the right to stop playing this mud. It is unlawful to lie to a deputy or otherwise hinder any deputy investigation.
  3. Thou Shalt Treat Others With Respect!
    Harassment will not be tolerated.  For those of you who don't know what harassing is, here's a definition:
    harassment = if people think that you are harassing them, then you are harassing them!
    You will follow the rules of Netiquette.  Abusive words, slang, spamming, acrimony or any other kind of language with the purpose to harass or be hurtful also fall under this header.
  4. Thou shalt not try to break/hack into the MUD
    Attempting to break/hack into the MUD and failing also falls under this header.  Attempting to break/hack into the MUD "just for fun" or "because I was bored" or "to see if I could" also fall under this header.  Just saying that you are going to hack into the mud, or have hacked into the mud when you really haven't also fall under this heading.  Breaking this rule is grounds for IMMEDIATE BANISHMENT from the game!
  5. Thou shalt not cheat
    Cheating will not be tolerated.  If you find a bug, report it, then do not use it.  No multiple logins, multi-playing, or otherwise helping your own characters with other characters you own.
  6. Thou shalt not give out quest solutions.
    If a fellow player is stuck on a quest it is allowed to give them small hints.  It is also allowed for multiple players who do not know the solution to combine their efforts in a particular quest.
  7. Thou shalt type Quit, every time thou leavest this great game.
    If you don't and try to log in at a later time, the computer may indicate that another session is still active.  It is rude to leave people talking to a husk.  This is more a Guideline  than a solid black-and-white rule, but still punishable if excessively or abusively committed.
  8. Thou Shalt Respect the Works of Others
    This is a story being written by many.  Many have come before you.  Many will come after.  Do not copy, hinder, ridicule, or otherwise harass the stories, roleplaying, or ideas of others. Keep your criticizing to yourself.  When asked for it, be constructive.  Having a similar name or appearance happens; having the same back-story does not. Do not use the creative material of another player without their permission.
  9. Thou Shalt NOT Divulge Confidences!
    Do not share the real name, personal information, Out-of-Character (ooc) opinion or Alternate Characters (Alts) of any other player of this game.  If they wish this information to be shared, they will do so themselves.  If you wish this information to be shared, do so at your own risk.
  10. Thou Shalt NOT fully ignore deputies!
    Deputies need to be able to interact freely with the players, especially if an issue comes up that needs to be mediated or addressed.
  11. Thou shalt NOT log on as more than two characters at a time.
    In order to log on as two different characters, you must use two different browsers.
  12. Ignorance of these here written and unwritten rules is no excuse.
    Changes to these rules are at the discretion of the creator.  Make sure to keep updated.