Rules

Respect.
Drama is better kept IC. Respect is key between members; if you want respect you must give respect. If there's a problem with a member please contact either one of the mods or one of the admins.

Site Rating
TAOE is an intermediate to advanced, mature rated site [M], so we ask that all members to be just that; mature. There can be some pretty heavy subject matter so be warned. No characters below 18 years old. NPCs like children and such can be mentioned. ​There will be no child molester characters allowed on this site.

Word Count
Though there's no word count, we ask that you try and match your partner's number of words. It's no fun when you write a nice big paragraph and you get a couple sentences back, right? Then don't do it.

Number of Characters
There's no limit to the amount of characters you can make, however before you can make a second character, we ask that your first character has 10 IC posts. Same goes for any subsequent character. PLEASE KEEP YOUR CHARACTERS ACTIVE IF YOU WANNA KEEP THEM.

Registration
Register your character as "First Last" on the site, with your character names. If you messed up somehow talk to an admin, they'll be more then glad to edit your name for you. OOC accounts are reserved for Admins and Moderators, so please do not make them!

Avatars
Avatar pics are 250px by 300px. The personal image on the minioprofile is a square and will resize automatically. This can be an image that represents the player, much like the avatars on the cbox! The Gif is 230px by 110px. Since the skin was so nicely coded by YunoTheNine, we ask to have high quality images please, keep the site pretty. Here is a link to help crop images and gifs: EZGif | PicMonkey

Faceclaims
We ask that all faceclaims/play bys to be of actors of age (17 and older). We also ask them to be of real people (actors, models, etc, someone you can get pics and gifs), no anime or other cartoon characters. If you want to use art of your character you can put that in your signature, if you wish.

God-Modding
There will be none tolerated. There are rules to character powers and such for that reason, please see those sections in order to make sure you're not making your character too strong. If you have any questions contact an admin or mod and they'll be more then happy to help!

Templates
We simply ask (please) that you use the basic template which is provided within the posts, super easy, either click on the button that says "template" when you write your post or write [template][/*template] at the beginning and end of a post (minus the star). Plotters are required to have a template, but there's lots of resource sites for that such as Caution to the Wind

Classification
Generally speaking, the only classification changes characters can undergo is from Pure to Imperfect. Characters can POTENTIALLY go back to Elisium pretending to be Pures, but that would be a very elaborate plot that needs to be discussed with either By or Jonah before it happens.

Copyright
Everything on this site is copyrighted to the said members or individuals here on TAOE. Skin was made by YunoTheNine of Shine. Templates and Graphics belong to the rightful owners, and there will be no stealing characters either. So we will put it frank, you steal ANYTHING without giving the proper credit, you will be banned. No warning.

MOST IMPORTANTLY
We're all here to have a good time! So kick back, write loads, and have fun~! Make some friends! Like, for instance, Steve Buscemi, who also happens to be the password that you need to send to an admin via PM in order to get accepted. ;)

Plot

GENERAL

TAOE is set in the biggest city, Haven, of the Isle of Man, an island reserved for those the government deems 'imperfect'. Sexual orientation, gender expression, mental and physical health, intelligence, your willingness to cooperate... It all leads up to your ultimate downfall, the one that brings you to the doors of Haven. The weather is harsh, the streets are filthy, and most of the inhabitants live in poverty, fighting for sport and profit, and joining gangs to get by. It's a tough life, that in Haven, but hey; someone has to be a scapegoat.

But little does the government know, there's something about the Isle of Man that changes its inhabitants. They call it the Flux, and it's quite the phenomenon, leaving people who were once only usual in spirit or body, now unusual in ability. It's like a power, one that can come suddenly, or over time, or even not at all. It all depends, person to person, and is, for whatever reason, all based around the citizen's personality. Whether you're Pure or Imperfect, you have a chance of being blessed, or cursed.

Yet, through this rejection and hardship this is where home lies, and this is your chance to make it so.

HISTORY

The Authority is in place to protect us. They serve us to the best of their ability, they protect the citizens of this country until their very last dying breath. Long ago was a time where there was no peace. War raged upon the land, death and destruction ravaged the people, destroyed their homes, split them apart into chaos. In their desperation for control over the anarchy and disarray, the Authority stepped into their ranks, unannounced, unwelcome at first. This did not last.
They lured the people into their grasp with the promise of peace and prosperity, a vow to food, the end of crime and violence. Of course, the good, the bad and the ugly wanted in on this pledge, and many started taking advantage of the system. Like leeches they sucked, squeezed what they could of the government, to the point where there was general alarm, the populace began to notice! And thus began the weeding.
At first it was but criminals, the worst of the worst, all raided and plucked from the public eye, sent away to an undisclosed location for the safety of the country. But their haul through time grew in size; illness causes panic, those who are sick must be put somewhere else, disability, lest it be mental or physical, leads to voids in the community, gender should be a norm of two, no more no less, and those who do not confirm are to be re-educated or removed... the list for their demands grew longer and more elaborate.

Soon, correctional and holding facilities for these so dubbed Imperfects were so overcrowded you might as well akin them to cans of sardines. The Authority realized they needed a different strategy to keep these people from their Pure society.

They found an island, abandoned from times past, a city crumbling from within. The Isle of Man, reclaiming the city as their own they called it Haven in order to mask the true atrocity behind their Elisium.

This was sixty years ago. We are now the year 2021, three generations into Haven's rebirth.

STAFF

ADMINS

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By the By

AHOY MATEYS, this is your friendly neighborhood By peeking her face through the blinds and saying hello~! Been at this RPing thing since I was just a WEE LASS and man if I've come this far I must like it eh? Currently known as your local thread hoarder and one of the admins of TAOE! We've all been working ultra hard on this site so I hope it fills all the little cackles of your writing hearts~
pssttt don't be shy, none of us bite, promise. 8D

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Jonah

Guess what! By's a dirty liar. ​I​ bite. I go right for the jugular, every time. My name's Jonah, I'm a cute little baby boy, and I've been at this writing biz for about three years now. I'm not completely dead inside, but boy, am I on my way there! I'm a lean mean posting machine, and I like to just eat chocolate frosting sometimes. I just eat it. Right out of the thing. Give me your love.

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Randi

I’m a die hard potterhead, metal head, and coffee addict. I have four dogs, two chihuahuas named Tali and Liara, a pitbull named Surri Dog, and an American Staffordshire Terrier named Norma Jean. I’m a bit of a crazy dog lady, but I’m okay with it.

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Roman

Yo, I'm Roman! I'm a little noodle who wears too much black with hair as red as a fire truck. I am a firm believer in the power of art, and one day I hope to free all the animals from Sea World while Fall out Boy's "Folie à Deux" album plays in the background. I'm always open to talk about anything from plotting to personal life, so don't hesitate to hit me up! Happy writing!

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Angel

Hi guys, I'm AngelRayne, you can either call me Angel, Rayne, or some variation, just let me know my name and I'll respond! Anyways I'm the site's official cuddler/snuggler. So if you ever need a hug/cuddle/snuggle let me know and I will drown you in cuddles. And as you may have guessed, YOU'RE ALL ​​MINE​​!

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Grace

Greetings fellow earthlings! The name's Grace, and I'm the resident ninja and Queen of typos here. But aside from that, I'm just your typical random oddball who's into K-pop, watching anime, and loves shoving her face into books.... Well, not really. I just love to read x3 Anywho I've been doing this whole roleplaying thang since way back in 2008 and it's safe to say that I've become addicted. So why not come and be addicts with us all? Okay, yeah. That's a weird way to put it. Just join us pretty please~? We're nice peeps, I swear!

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Yuno

Omg, I get to type and say hi to you guys! Like, what?! Hehe, hi there, most of you know me from our time elsewhere together, but for anyone who came after I left on the old site: hello. My name is Yuno, or fully "YunoTheNinetales." I picked up coding about a year ago, a little more by now, and honestly I love it. Beyond just the coding itself, though, I love helping other people figure it out. So, seriously, if you ever want some help coding something, learning how to do it, or simply fixing a bug that you cant find; feel free to hit me with a PM~!. You're also more than welcome to make requests on my CTTW Bird House. Love you all, happy posting! -Regards; Yuno

News

01/02/2016 - Happy birthday to Monkey the Hamster! He just turned two, which is very impressive for a creature of his size. Congratulate him for this brand new chapter of his life!

01/03/2016 - Hope you all had a fantastic holiday season and happy birthday to Grace~! We all love you, and we hope you get everything you want, as well as love, hugs, smothers and COOKIES. Yes. We love you. <3

11/22/2015 - Merry Christmas to everyone! Yuno has created a new site skin as a Christmas gift. Love you all and hope you like it! any questions or comments, please contact Yuno via a PM for assistance. Always happy to help!

09/21/2015 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY JONAHPONAH. WE ALL KNOW YOU PROBABLY GOT YOURSELF DRUNK ON CAKE SO HOPE IT WAS A FANTABULOUS DAY. LOTS OF LOVE TO YOU, MAY THIS DAY BE MERRY MERRY MERRY.

09/15/2015 - Got some new ads you can spread the good word with, check 'em out!

09/01/2015 - We are now officially open!
In loving memory of Kaityn Rayne.

Whether you're new or old to this community, one person we have always got to remember is out loving friend Kaityn Rayne. She was a very creative and great person, easy to talk to and always there. Anyone who knew Kaityn knows just how nice she was.

For a lot of us, she was the first person to speak to us and welcome us to the community. As of the 28th of June she has no longer been with us. It's a very sad thing, although Kaityn was the kind of person who wouldn't want us to be upset with her not being here. That being said, in her honor we are working hard to write amazing new stories. Her memory will always be with us. Kaityn, we love you. ♥
-Yuno

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TAOE is set in the biggest city, Haven, of the Isle of Man, an island reserved for those the government deems 'imperfect'. Sexual orientation, gender expression, mental and physical health, intelligence, your willingness to cooperate... It all leads up to your ultimate downfall, the one that brings you to the doors of Haven. The weather is harsh, the streets are filthy, and most of the inhabitants live in poverty, fighting for sport and profit, and joining gangs to get by. It's a tough life, that in Haven, but hey; someone has to be a scapegoat.

 
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By the By
 Posted: Sep 1 2015, 10:42 AM
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24 Years. Female. Is everywhere. Kingfish. As straight as they get. Application. Shipper.
As played by: Top dog


Rules
If you join a gang, respect what the gang is all about. Don't join the Sentinels if you're a mass murderer, that wont work, etc. Members have the chance to make their own gangs! If a member approaches with four other members who have a character that wants to start a new gang, contact one of the Admins and they will be more then happy to add the gang to the site! You'll need to clearly describe what it is they're all about as well as the requirements to join them and send that to the admins!
One leader per person, if you want your character to have that position you can only have one!

Regards; ByTheBy



Sentinels
Just as their name entails, Sentinel is an organized gang established for the sole purpose of guarding those who cannot do so themselves. They ultimately serve as a force of justice upon the Isle of Man and strive to create order where there is none, to bring about a sense of security in a world that has fallen into chaos. In otherwords, the members of Sentinel are self-appointed vigilantes who take the law into their own hands to do what must be done for the greater good. They protect the innocent, defend the weak, and watch over the people to the best of their ability. However, with that being said, even though the group of selected protectors may be considered by most as heroes known for their selfless acts, Sentinel is still a force to be reckoned with.

They are both firm in their beliefs and are fierce guardians who will do everything in their power to put an end to the evil that has corrupted their home. If that means risking their lives and sacrificing themselves for the cause, then they will readily do so. Individuals of Sentinel generally have characteristics that revolve around bravery, courage, and kindness and most are in possession of a good moral compass. They do not use unnecessary violence, but at the same time know that violence needs to be used when the situation calls for it and are prepared to use it without hesitation. Overall, Sentinel members are loyal to the cause and unified in their goals to preserve innocent lives and cease the uprising of villains. The gang itself is a tight-knit community, and aside from keeping the civilians around them safe, they make certain to do the same for each other.

Now, in terms of who is permitted to become part of these creed of vigilantes is a process that Sentinel is rather open-minded about. Most anyone is free to join their ranks. The group simply requires that interested members be completely dedicated to the cause and share the same views and ideals as their own. One, however, cannot merely waltz into their community and request to join. Instead, an already existing member must be approached in order to bring in anyone who wishes to be recruited. Although, there on some occasions when the gang may catch sight of strangers with particular skill and a good deal of promise. If that happens, they often will go out of their way to approach the individual themselves in the hopes of convincing them to become a fellow Sentinel.


Captains - Leaders of the group.
Lieutenants - Work closely with captains, organize objectives and coordinate group.
Drill Sergeants - Train new and seasoned recruits.
Corporals - In teams of two corporals, lead and care for a squad of privates.
Privates - Your average Sentinel member.

Regards; ByTheBy



Brats
When it comes to The Brats, their name just about says it all. They are a group of badly behaved young adults, ranging from ages 18-25. They are more often than not fresh out of the foster system and told that they are left to their own devices. At that age, they are still very impressionable and are wanting to cling on to anything that they can consider a family, or at least, some what of a semblance of a family. And that is exactly what the Brats consider themselves, a family. However, considering the fact that the majority of them have never had a proper family, they are a bit on the dysfunctional side.

They enjoy being mischievous, getting into a heap of trouble just because they can. They are the type of group that likes getting the attention, but they are clever enough to not get caught. The Brats have a habit of picking on others. They enjoy good old fashion pranks that keep people guessing. They are really quite creative and have no problem defacing public property. Everyone knows that The Brats are behind it, but they can never seem to catch them in the act. When it comes to getting involved in this group of miscreants and delinquents, one must be between the ages of 18 and 25. No older, no younger. They must also prove themselves to be worthy and diligent of messing with others. For the most part, one either has to run into a group of them and join in on the hooligan behavior, or they must pull off quite the prank and have one of the group be witness to it.


Jokers - Master pranksters, lead and judge group based on their coups.
Aces - They're the ones that can talk, help cover Joker's tracks, help lead and coordinate group.
Kings/Queens - Organize pranks, set up of playing field.
Jacks - Are there for security purposes, make sure none of their gang members get injured.
Suits - Your average Brat Member.

Regards; ByTheBy




Empire
If the Sentinels are the Good and the Brats are the Bad, then the Empire is the seriously, seriously ugly. Of course there's a great number of people who get dropped off onto the Isle of man being perfectly innocent, aside from their so called "disadvantage”; however, others are far, far from innocent, and oftentimes, the Empire is where they find themselves.

The organization wasn’t always one. In fact, they've only been in business as one horrible entity within the last five years or so. Before this all started, they worked separately, Skin, Roman and Said each running their own tidbit of the underground; Skin had made his home in the Sindicate, where it was all too easy to have a couple of girls ready to sell themselves for some extra money; Roman was more than adept at obtaining and selling drugs to those who wanted it most; and Said? Well, Said was the kinda guy you called when someone owed you a sum of some kind, persay, or if you had an enemy you wanted dead. Eventually, Skin decided to call up a meeting between the three of them, and he suggested both a truce and a business plan. The three of them would join forces in what was to be a connected series of crime rings, combining their specialties, and splitting the profits three ways.

You can easily tell an Empire member through one simple action; if you can get close enough without getting bitten or something, check the back of their neck. You’ll see a crown, branded deep into the skin like an awful tattoo, right where the neck meets the shoulders. It’s a rite of passage; to truly be a part of the gang, there’s initiation, as well as the tattoo. For initiation, you must pull through three ‘jobs’ of your chosen field; say, for instance, you’re working under Roman. Push three successful drug deals, get your tattoo, and you’re in. However, you’re also in for life; so make sure that this is the kind of thing you really want to dedicate your life to.

Since the Empire is separated into three sections, each run by its own leader, you'll need to convince one of the big bads if you want to join. The trick is here to impress them in some way. Your age, gender, sexual orientation, status doesn't matter to them, no. So long as you can prove yourself worthy of working amongst them, and keep up that reputation, you can stay. Talk to either Roman, Jonah or By and we will see where your character would be placed!

Emperors - The big and the bad.
Grand Dukes/Duchesses - Work directly below Emperors, are assistants, speak for them, organize meetings, etc.
Earls - Recruiters, judge members and can decrease or augment rank. Also tasked to rid of members no longer valuable.
Barons - Organize average members, aka security.
Esquire - Middlemen, odd jobs, average member of Empire

Regards; ByTheBy

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