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FORKNI-L Digest - 4 Jul 2001 to 5 Jul 2001 (#2001-208)

Thu, 5 Jul 2001

There are 7 messages totalling 331 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. FTB
  2. WAR:  Use of minor character(s)
  3. WAR: Rules for Characters and Switches
  4. WAR: Rules
  5. WAR: Cousins
  6. War: Merc Site and Advertisement for War Services
  7. WAR: Re: WAR: Knighties: Natmare (1/1)


Date:    Wed, 4 Jul 2001 14:19:14 -0000
From:    StormBorn <smolly4@q.......>
Subject: FTB

Ligeia wrote:
>>Has Showcase cut something from this ep, or is this a bona fide loose
end--a mortal who's seen a gen-u-ine vampire & lived to tell about it,
without getting her memory readjusted? And does she have a name?<<

No, it's a bona fide loose end--at least in the American version.  I haven't
looked at the credits for this ep in a long time, so I don't think she has a

Good starting point for a fanfic, eh? <g>

Cousin, Ravenette, Seducer, Dark Trinity, FKPagan
Abnormally fond of dead guys
smolly4@q....... or stormborn@l.......


Date:    Thu, 5 Jul 2001 07:36:12 -0500
From:    Patt Elmore <patt79ad@j.......>
Subject: WAR:  Use of minor character(s)

Nunkies Anonymous plans to use Spark throughout the war, in a running

Also, we're using an old Egyptian dude, who will be fully identified
later, in a running arc.

If you need to borrow either of them, let me know, and I'll coordinate
with you.


Patt Elmore
Third Cousin and Co-Leader of Nunkies Anonymous


Date:    Thu, 5 Jul 2001 11:59:06 EDT
From:    FK Warmistress <FKWarmistress@a.......>
Subject: WAR: Rules for Characters and Switches

This is a repost of the war rules for characters and switches. The opening
post will drop momentarily.

Switches will involve Nick, LaCroix, Natalie, Schanke, Janette, Vachon,
Screed, and Tracy. Characters switch in pairs, only with each other. For
example, Natalie becomes Screed and Screed becomes Natalie.

Secondary characters may be used in stories by announcing to FORKNI-L that a
character is being used in a post. Secondary characters/inanimate objects may
only be switched with characters under special circumstances and by
permission of the Warmistress. Players may not switch with characters.

One pair of character switches (Screed and LaCroix) will be set in motion in
the opening post by the WM and the involved factions.

Factions who schedule characters only control the body of the character
during the war. For example, the Knighties schedule Nick's physical body and
whatever personality is within Nick at the time. Factions may not withhold
agreement to switches unless there is a time conflict, and then should
re-schedule as soon as possible.

Switches may take place gradually, where two characters start displaying each
other's characteristics, but retain at least some self-awareness, or
instantaneously, where two characters totally switch identities, and
immediately become each other. In all cases, gradual switches will eventually
lead to total identity switches.

A character's memory transfers with a character's 'personality', while a
character's physical characteristics and needs remain with the body. For
example, all LC's vampiric powers and vampiric needs remain with his body,
regardless of who is inhabiting it.

Events leading to switches and actual switches have no defined time limit.
However, when planning switches, please take into consideration requests from
other factions.

Control of a character's 'personality' transfers with each switch. For
example, Nick and LC have switched personalities. The Knighties thus control
Nick's body and LC's personality, while the Cousins control LC's body and
Nick's personality. A writer needs to borrow Nick's body or LC's personality.
(and by default borrows LC's personality). She would contact the Knightie
leaders to get permission. Later, the writer needs to use Nick's personality
or LC's body. She would contact the Cousinly Leaders for permission.

Time passes, and Nick and LC revert to normal. At the end of a switch,
characters return to themselves until the next switch they are involved in.
The Knighties would then still control Nick's body, but now they control his
personality again. The Cousins still control LC's body, but now they have
control over his personality, too. Characters who come back to themselves may
remain in their own bodies for a maximum of 24 hours, although there is no

Factions writing switches should work together on the resulting storyline,
and cooperate in writing each other's characters.

For informational and scheduling purposes, please inform the WM of all
switches. The WM will keep track of switches. Anyone unsure of who to contact
about using a particular personality or body should ask the WM for

The WM reserves the right to terminate switches for plotline or other

The WM may occasionally make posts affecting and directing character
switches. In all cases, she will notify the involved factions prior to doing

General war rules will follow in another post.

Happy warring!

Gwyneth Meirionfa
War XI Warmistress


Date:    Thu, 5 Jul 2001 12:00:02 EDT
From:    FK Warmistress <FKWarmistress@a.......>
Subject: WAR: Rules

This is a repost of the ground rules for war 11. The opening post will drop

These are the ground rules for war 11. This is not the war premise. The
premise and rules for character usage have been posted separately. These
rules will be posted again on FORKNI-L and FKFIC-L before the war starts on
July 5. They are also available on the War XI website, from your faction
leader, and from the Warmistress (WM) at FKWarmistress@a........

GENERAL: The war will be played in a friendly, courteous matter. The WM has
final authority in all decisions on plot, characters, postings, etc. WM
decisions may not be appealed to the Listowner and/or Listgardener. The
Listowner, Listgardener and/or WM reserve the right to terminate the war
after a warning if there seems to be a problem with keeping the friendly

FKFIC RULES:  All the regular Fkfic-l rules apply to the war.  NO talking on
list. Coordination is done offlist. Discussion on the war should be posted to
FORKNI-L with a WAR heading. The Fkfic-l rules are posted each Monday.

PERMISSION SLIPS: All participants must have a permission slip on record with
their faction leader. The deadline for permission slips has passed.

POSTING FORMAT: All war story posts must be posted to FKFIC-L. Posts must
have the following header:

WAR: Faction: Story Title  (Example  WAR: Urchins: Urs Gets Out)

The colon is VERY IMPORTANT.  If your mailer changes colons to something
else, send the story to another list member to post for you.

STORY HEADERS: Please put a date and approximate time at the top of the
story. If the post follows on, is concurrent with, or is set before another
post, please also mention. This is incredibly helpful in archiving the war.

POSTING LIMITS: Posts are limited to three per 24 hours by each individual
player. Factions may drop as many posts as they like, provided the three per
person limit is adhered to. Posts should be 300 lines maximum. If it's
longer, split it in two. Administrative and WM posts are not counted in this

ATTACKS:  In order to return to the spontaneity of the first few wars, sneak
attacks on factions or individuals will be allowed. By filing a permission
slip, you've agreed to be attacked. No further permission is needed. (This
applies to attacks only; players must get permission to use individuals for
other purposes in a story)

Rules for attacks not agreed on in advance:

Individuals must be notified in general terms about the time of an attack, to
ensure no conflicts in the time line. A short note with at least 24 hours
notice to the person stating what time you will be using him/her in an attack
is all that is necessary.  If a time line conflict arises, the attacked party
may require the attacker to change the time, but has no say over content.

Attacks not agreed in advance must be wrapped up in one post. Retaliation
must then be accepted without further development unless the attacked faction
or person agrees to continue.

Attacks may not be ignored. During the course of the war, each faction may
dismiss one attack only as a dream.

Any faction or individual who has been attacked more than four times in the
war has a right to refuse further attacks for a period agreed upon between
that faction's leaders and the WM. No one faction/individual may be subjected
to more than one severe attack in any 48 hour period, unless that
faction/individual is willing. When a faction/individual has been
over-attacked, the WM will post to FORKNI-L putting a moratorium on attacks
on that faction/individual until further notice.

OPENING POSTS: Opening/call to arms/getting to Toronto posts are limited to
one per faction, up to three parts. Individual getting to Toronto stories
should be incorporated into faction posts, and should not be posted
individually by faction members.

POST DATED STORIES: Because the war is played in real time, dropping post
dated stories is strongly discouraged. Post dated attacks that do not have
permission are not permitted. If an attack has been agreed on beforehand but
is then post dated, the attacked party has the right to ask the WM to
disallow the attack.

REPLYING TO REQUESTS: Please try to reply to e-mail requests to write you in
a story or asking for information in as timely a manner as possible.

BORROWING CHARACTERS:  If you want to use an FK character, permission must be
obtained from the leader(s) of the character's primary faction, who are
responsible for keeping the character's schedule. For this war, primary
factions are as follows: Nick - Knighties; LC - Cousins; Schanke - FoDs;
Natalie - NatPack; Janette - Ravenettes; Screed - RatPack; Vachon - Vaqueros;
Tracy - Dark Perks. Leaders must grant permission unless the time is already
given to someone else. Leaders do not have the right to vet or control
content of posts with borrowed characters. Please see the related rules on
character usage for war XI premise.

SPYING: Joining other faction's lists for spying purposes is not permitted
and is grounds for dismissal from war XI.

NO PERMANENT CHANGES: No killing, maiming or bringing across of players is

CROSSOVER CHARACTERS: No crossover characters from other shows are permitted.

Happy warring!

Gwyneth Meirionfa
War XI Warmistress


Date:    Thu, 5 Jul 2001 12:09:08 -0500
From:    Cousin Tok <tokaara@m.......>
Subject: WAR: Cousins

I'm still trying to get in touch with the rest of Cerberus.  The Cousins
will be entering the War shortly ... one way or another.  <sigh>

Cousin Tok
and the Cousinly kitties
tokaara@m....... / AIM Tokaara / ICQ 46441308


Date:    Thu, 5 Jul 2001 17:42:02 -0000
From:    "Mildred G. Cady" <mgcady@h.......>
Subject: War: Merc Site and Advertisement for War Services

Go to http://www.geocities.com/forevermerc

Come on, you know you want to!

You can check out the talent the Guild has to offer for the upcoming War by
checking the "Meet the Guild" link.

You can even send a request to hire a Merc on our Hiring page (a request
form that works pretty much the way I want it to as well!!).

Now I know that the factions are starting to think of attacks... Don't
forget the people to give you the perfect alibi, or to draw your
unsuspecting target away from the scene!

So, either use the webform, or e-mail forevermerc@y........  Even though
the premise isn't up, it doesn't mean you haven't begun planning that raid!

~Mildred G. Cady~
Merc Mommy General and Computer Genius


Date:    Thu, 5 Jul 2001 16:09:58 -0400
From:    Sandra <sandragray@r.......>
Subject: WAR: Re: WAR: Knighties: Natmare (1/1)

At 03:56 PM 07/05/01 -0400, I wrote:
>by Sandra Gray
>Place: The Loft
>Time: Thursday, July 5, 2001, late afternoon

Ooops, I forgot to add a line to the above:

Everyone used with permission.

--Sandra Gray, forever Knightie


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