In Regards to NPCs (non-player characters)
Any NPC you create must be played by you and you alone. You may give others permission to play your NPCs. I expect to be informed beforehand to eliminate any possibility of confusion or unnecessary reprimands.
As of now, all player created NPCs are restricted to the races of human, elf, or dwarf. They may also be mindless beasts, such as the werewolves, lizard-men, etc. Be as detailed as possible with your descriptions.
No NPC shall have any special abilities beyond those required of their function. The purpose of an NPC is to be filler. A man to pour you a drink at a tavern, someone who washes your clothes or cleans your room, a shopkeeper, a stable master, or any other essential but otherwise mostly unimportant being. If you don't know how to appropriately use NPCs, do NOT use them. When in doubt, make it a PC with a profile.
There will be no undocumented NPCs. All NPCs must be submitted and approved before being played in character.
NPCs such as the mountain elves, forest dwarfs, desert nomads, and the residents of the town near the bay, are not to be used as messengers or sources of information. The monsters and creatures of the various locations in Obsidian Night are considered to be little more than beasts, and a nuisance to travelers. We've had instances of them being used to build miniature armies, and that is prohibited.
The NPCs of the castle are NOT stupid peasants. They are a hand selected group of intelligent, educated, and skilled individuals who perform required services within the castle. These people are not illiterates, fools, dunderheads, morons, etc. There are also NO troops, sentinels, captains, guards, or any other army type personnel at the castle. The same man who tills the garden, is a man who is equally capable of gutting an intruder or sounding an alarm.
Companions listed in profiles, such as pets, guardians, etc...must NOT function as stand alone characters. They serve essentially the same function as an NPC. They should not have special powers or go gallivanting along to have their own adventures. If you want to play them that way, they need a profile. They shouldn't be running around getting into adventures for the sake of progressing the storyline.