These are the OOC policies of Mistfell Vale. Please adhere to them, or you may be removed from the pack!
Players may have no more than 5 NPCs within Mistfell Vale, regardless of how many characters he or she has within the pack. This rule doesn't apply to animal NPCs.
Families may have no more than 3 NPCs within Mistfell Vale of or over the age of 6 months. A family is defined as two parents and their pups. Grandchildren, aunts, uncles, etc. are not included in this definition.
If these rules are broken, players and families will have two weeks to find a player for their NPCs, or move them off-board. Repeated breaking of this rule may result in removal from the pack!
All aNPCs are automatically demoted to the Whalstray rank, but keep their co-ranks and Drakehund ranks if they have any.
Mistfell Vale has a time limit of 8 months for any aNPCs - after this, all aNPCs will be removed, regardless of status. The time limit is 3 months for players who have gone inactive (have no active characters). Exceptions to these rules may be sought from leadership.
For co-rank, Drakehund rank, and thread prompt purposes, a thread is considered 'complete' if you have made at least 3 posts and have written at least 1,000 words in it. You must thread with another player for these threads to count. Read-Onlys and Self-Threads are not permitted!
Co-rank and Drakehund rank threads can stack only once per tier. For example, if you have a thread in which your character acts as a hunter for the tier I hunter co-rank, you can also have that thread involve gift-giving for the tier I Drakehund rank thread - however, the other threads for your co-rank and Drakehund rank must be separate! Additionally, Drakehund rank threads cannot stack (ex. a gift-giving thread that's also a thread prompt can only count as 1 of the Drakehund tier I threads).
Thread Prompts cannot stack - they must be completed one at a time. :) However, thread prompts can stack with co-rank or Drakehund rank threads.
All threads intended to be submitted for Drakehund ranks and co-ranks must be started after your character is promoted and sorted into one of the three houses, otherwise they will not count.