Note: It is with great regret that I feel the need to make this post, but recent developments OOCly between certain player(s) (who shall not be named here) have left me with little choice. Anyone who feels that what is written here in any way impugns the way they play their characters may feel free to continue reading posts in this folder but will henceforth not be allowed to post in this folder. Anyone not willing to abide by the regulations written below WILL henceforth be ejected from my character's story without warning.
1. The following rules/regulations apply to any and all players/characters who are a part of Batten Industries as 'employees' and/or are affiliated with the characters named hereafter: Edward Batten/Ranger, Kyle Pontius/Zulu, In Wolf's Clothing/Spartan.
2. This folder and its contents are for the enhancement and contribution to the stories of the above named characters.
3. NPCs listed within this folder are the sole creation and intellectual/creative property of those who have originally created them. Those wishing to use them in their stories WILL adhere to the boundaries within which they are described, or else their posts within this folder will be deleted without notice.
4. Any player's character stepping outside the bounds of their character's place within Batten Industries, if they be so employed, will be written out of the story or will be ejected outright without notice, depending on the circumstances of the story.
5. Rule 4 applies to those that are not 'employed' by Batten Industries but are otherwise affiliated with the characters and NPCs indicated above. Some interpretation, based on the circumstances of the story, will be taken into account, as with rule 4.
6. Rules 4 and 5 apply to both post and live roleplay interactions.
7. IF you have a question about ANY of the above listed rules, PLEASE do not hesitate to ask me via PM or privately if I can be found on RDI's live chat. I do not mind questions at all when it comes to my characters.
I am deeply apologetic to the community at large for having to create this post. I am willing to accept any and all whose intention is to participate in this storyline, and I realize that many wish to do so, as this is a good story and it seems to be well-liked by many players here on RDI. (This is not a statement of ego, but one of acknowledgement to the many that have told me this in their own words.) I have enjoyed the IC interactions with all players involved with the story up until this point, but to put it bluntly, there seem to be players that wish to use this story to pull their characters into the spotlight, and are unwilling to accept any interaction in this storyline that does not put their characters at center stage, and I am not willing to compromise my characters or plans for their story simply to accommodate for someone else's need for attention.
To any and all new players who wish to participate, please do not take this as a statement of needing to 'apply' to post in this folder in any way. this story is meant for anyone to participate freely within; however if your intention is to use this story to boost your character's standing on the site as a whole, rather than contributing to the story, please move on, because this is not the place for you.