The difference between "Rules" and "Warriors Rules" is that "Rules" pertains to site etiquette rules.
"Warriors Rules" pertains to rules revolving around the roleplay.
2.) Do not include mature and controversial subjects such as suicide, self-harm, drugs, abuse, rape politics or religion, etc, in roleplay or chat.
3.) No harassing high ranks. Be polite when asking for something from a high rank, such as to receive a ceremony or be healed. High rank have lives, and therefore can't always see to your needs immediately. That being said be polite to all members. Leaders reserve the right to close joining in their Clan or turn down any character they don't want in their Clan within reason. Do not beg for a high rank, they're earned through activity, friendliness and roleplay.
4. Do not overreact to events or incidents in roleplay. Nothing that happens in roleplay is meant to offend you. Do not complain if your character is exiled or punished after breaking a rule. If your character disrespects the warrior code or clan rules, they can be exiled whether you like it or not.
5.) You may not lead a raid on another Clan's camp without approval from an owner. There may be not be site/clan plots done that are not planned by site owners or approved by an owner. Members are not at liberty to make their own prophecies, however ideas can always be brought to a staff member.
6.) Refrain from killing or seriously injuring your partner's character without asking. Exception : Invaders that will not leave can be killed without the roleplayers permission, or a character being exiled that refuses to leave.
7.) The only characters allowed to have knowledge of herbs and healing are medicine cats and medicine cat apprentices. Things such as cobwebs are alright for average characters to know.
8.) Your character may only be in one Clan at a time.
9.) Litters may not exceed 8 kittens.
10.) Your account name should be your character's name ( example: "Dustynose" ). We ask that you refrain from having symbols or using alternate fonts in your name, as it can be annoying to some people in the chatboxes. You cannot have anything bad in your name, all content must be appropriate. Usernames can't surpass 20 characters.
11.) All Clan cat names should be realistic. No Santaclaw, Popcornkit, Unicornface, Enchantedheart, Twistedsoul, Happyspirit, Sparklypaws, Starsoul etc.
12.) Characters with powers ( mind-reading, flying, running at the speed of light, etc ) are not allowed.
13.) You may only roleplay cats on the Warriors side of Bryniel, unless there is a plot that calls for specific animals such as foxes or badgers and you have been asked to roleplay one.
14.) Do not post links to other sites in the chatboxes. Links to sharing sites such as Youtube, DeviantART, Photobucket and Tinypic are fine as long as the content is appropriate.
15). Do not use artwork that was not made for you (crediting the artist doesn't count) unless it is free to use. Refrain from recoloring or tracing other peoples' work. If a member refuses to take down artwork that doesn't belong to them / isn't allowed to be used, it will be reported to the artist who can decide what course of action for art theft they'd like to take, as well as an immediate ban from Bryniel.
16.) Your characters height cannot exceed 14 inches (head to toe) and nothing below 7 inches (full grown). The average cat size is 9-10 inches. Character scale sizes must be realistic to this rule. Breeds that exceed the height rule or don't meet the requirement aren't allowed on Bryniel.
17.) Do not ask for or suck up to be a rank. All of the high ranks on Bryniel have been and will be chosen for being active, friendly, and being good at roleplaying. High ranks are earned and not given. Click here for the guide to becoming a high rank.
18.) Loners/Rogues/Kittypets must take on clan names upon joining a clan.
19.) Certain breeds are not allowed on the site, such as munchkins/severals/african cats. The only breeds allowed are common American breeds. Only current or past kittypets would realistically be purebred.
20.) You must seek permission from a clan leader if you'd like your loner/rogue/clan character to join. Anyone caught not asking will be kicked out from the clan.
21.) You cannot make up fake past ranks for backstory/roleplay purposes, and you cannot say your character was a past rank if they were never a high rank on Bryniel (i.e if your character was a rank on another site, they can't be on Bryniel).
23.) Your character may not have the same name as someone else in your clan.
24.) Only deputies may send/take out patrols, unless permission is given by the clan leader/deputy or staff.
25.) Leaders reserve the right to say no to an apprentice's warrior suffix if it isn't realistic / if it doesn't make sense.
26.) Clan characters can only take one mate at a time. Loner/rogues/kittypets that do not live under the same rules/codes as the clans can take multiple mates at once.
27.) Your character may not be related to any character's in the Warriors books. Bryniel's history is completely different from the books.
28.) Only characters that are warriors and up may have kits and mates. Apprentices and kits cannot take mates or have kits.
29.) Your character may not have any wearables that resemble the Sacred Relics leaders wear. This especially includes feather 'necklaces' and seashell crowns,.
30.) You are liable for your characters actions (and dialogue), whatever you do could result in your characters exile / de-ranking. (Example : Your deputy character kills a warrior from a different clan, your leader has permission to exile the character if they see fit).
31.) Staff and high rank's word is law.
H I G H R A N K R U L E S
Click here for high rank expectations.
2.) High ranks may not always get three strikes or a warning before being removed, depending on the reasons for their removal and the severity of any broken rules.
3.) Medicine cats may not refuse to heal somebody unless the request is unreasonable or they don't have the time.
4). Medicine cats are forbidden from having kittens, unless they have retired from their position. (If a medicine cat is caught having kits / had kits / adopting kits they will be removed from their position).
5.) All high ranks must attend gatherings and plot events involving their clan unless a valid excuse is given for an absence.
6.) High ranks may not carry out large plots without approval from an owner.
8.) High ranks are not excused from the roleplay rules and site rules. Like every other member of the site, they must also follow the general rules.
9.) High ranks are not allowed to change their characters primary looks or name. (example : no changing from a yellow tabby to a gray tabby / from Littleleap to Blackleap)
10.) High ranks must use their purple name in their clan to eliminate confusion with members, so that members know you're a high rank.
11.) High ranks must primarily be active in the clan they're a rank in.
12) If a high rank resigns / disappears / is kicked or doesn't give a reason for their character no longer being a high rank in roleplat the staff reserves the full right to make whatever reason they want in roleplay to explain the sudden loss of the rank.
13.) High ranks must inform their leader or a staff member of absences longer than a week, please put long absences on your profiles so members know as well.
14.) If a high rank resigns / gets kicked within the first two months of their high rank they will not be included in the high rank timeline.
15.) All site official art drawn for Bryniel including your high rank character may not be sold if you choose to sell the design featured in the art. (The only exclusion to this rule is if you helped purchase the art / made the art or get permission from the staff)
16.) Leaders may not use their clan relic after they resign. All art of the character wearing the relic may not be used off-site or sold / redistributed. The relics and their designs belong to Bryniel. Please only buy or make art of your character in their relic at your own risk.
17.) High ranks must have access to Skype to use the high rank chat.
1.) Defend your Clan, even with your life. You may have friendships with cats from other Clans, but your loyalty must remain to your Clan, especially if you meet them in battle.
2.) Do not hunt or trespass on another Clan's territory.
3.) Elders, Queens, and kits must be fed before apprentices and warriors. Unless they have permission, apprentices may not eat until they have hunted to feed the elders. If any warrior or apprentice is sick or injured, they may eat while the elders, queens, and kits are eating.
4.) Prey is killed only to be eaten. Give thanks to StarClan for its life.
5.) A kit must be at least six moons old to become an apprentice.
6.) Newly appointed warriors will keep a silent vigil for one night after receiving their warrior name.
7.) A cat cannot be made deputy without having mentored at least one apprentice.
8.) The deputy will become Clan leader when the leader dies, retires, or is exiled.
9.) After the death or retirement of the deputy, the new deputy must be chosen before Moon-high [ASAP].
10.) A Gathering of all four Clans is held at the full moon during a truce that lasts for the night. There will be no fighting between the Clans at this time.
11.) Boundaries must be checked and marked daily. Challenge all trespassing cats.
12.) No warrior can neglect a kit in pain or danger, even if the kit is from a different Clan.
13.) The word of the Clan leader is the warrior code.
14.) An honorable warrior does not need to kill other cats to win his/her battles, unless they are outside the warrior code or if it is necessary for self-defense.
15.) A warrior rejects the soft life of a kitty-pet.
- Cats on their way to the Moonstone or Moonstone are allowed to cross other Clans' territories to get to their destination
- Cats may travel on other Clan territories if they have something to report or ask for help
The following rules are not specifically stated in the warrior code, but are expected to be followed:
- Medicine cats may not have kits.
- Kits must stay in camp until they are apprenticed,and are not allowed to hunt.
- The safety of the Clan is more important than the safety of one cat.
- Clans must not unite together to drive out another Clan.
- Clans must not force another Clan to share territory.
- Enemy patrols must not attack cats if they are on a mission all four Clans agree on.