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Oakleaf Holt
« on: February 28, 2013, 03:03:38 PM »



Setting
The holt is located in a temperate mixed forest. A river from the near cliffs at the north-west runns south-east to the sea and marks the holt´s southern border. The north-east and the area beyond the river is largely unexplored. Trolls are dwelling in the mountains, humans have not been spotted yet.


Tribes
Wolfriders
Led by Wolfdancer, son of Ember and Teir. When he reached full age, he chose his new tribe from his mother´s and grandfather´s tribe and led them to a new home. They met new friends who joined their tribe and founded their new holt at a small clearing, framed by giant oaks.

Members: Badger(warrior), Blaze(archer), Crucent(huntress), Dreamcat(artist), Hawk(tanner), Leafpath(tracker), Littlebreeze(preserver), Mistblossom(tree-shaper), Redmane(lorekeeper), Shadow(scout), Starfall(weaver), Thorndust(huntress), Truehand(artist), Wolfdancer(chief)


Go-Backs
Led by Sonia, daughter of Venka. On her search for Kahvi, Venka met the normadic Go-Back tribe who were also looking for their missed chieftess. When they heard rumors of Kahvi´s death, most of them grew tired of searching. The young Sonia became their new chieftess ans led them to the cliffs to found them a home again. This tribe of warriors grew very suspicious of magic.

Members: Allegro(warrior), Balin(fawn), Beku(warrior), Meeran(midwife), Nikel(warrior), Oryn(tanner), Ruska(elk-herder), Sonia(chieftess), Tengel(archer), Yarl(scout)


A sea-elf tribe is planned.


Plot
The events take place aprox. 50 years after Ember´s war against Angrif. Her son Wolfdancer founded a new tribe with members of his mother´s and grandfather´s tribes, and led them to a new area.
Recently, a mysterious source of wicked magic haunts woke and hauts the tribes with nightmares and illusions. The Go-backs, drawn to the forest in search for the enemy, stumbled into the Wolfriders. But the meeting wasn´t that happy. Misunderstandings and cultural differencies make them eye each other with caution. Will the shared danger make them join forces and overcome their reservation?


Rules
Oakleaf Holt is a play-by-post board with sElves only. Connections to the canon are possible as long as they´re not contradicting. Readers are very welcome. ^^
« Last Edit: February 28, 2013, 03:06:45 PM by Dreamcat »
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Re: Oakleaf Holt
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2014, 12:38:08 PM »

Hey all! I'm super stoked to announce that Oakleaf Holt is reopen to new players! Here's anything and everything you need to know about Oakleaf!

Oakleaf Holt is a forum-based, play-by-post game. That means that someone starts a story with one character, another continues it, so on and so forth. Our game currently consists of three separate tribes: Wolfriders, Go-Backs, and Wavedancers. More information will be given about them shortly. :) Oakleaf is a canon-based alternative universe, of sorts; our Wolfriders are a splinter tribe from Ember's, our Go-Backs are (distantly) descended from the original Go-Backs separated from the Palace by Rayek, and our Wavedancers...well, they're largely a mash up of canon and BMP. We DO have some characters who are related to canon characters, but we are NOT accepting more.

We have a monthly activity check, and we ARE fairly fast-paced; but we're also understanding of life happening. All we ask of our players is that they keep up in the threads they're in, and try to post a couple times a week, per character. Each player is allowed six (6) characters, two per tribe. Our plots rotate which tribe they're focused on: our first plot, which involved a corrupted pool of magic taking up residence in an old tree, involved the Wolfriders. Our second plot is about trolls taking revenge on the Go-Backs who took their home 85 turns ago. Our third plot will focus on the Wavedancers...what dangers await them? Something from the cold, dark depths of the sea? From the unexplored land? Or are the strange lander-elves who ride furred beasts with teeth like daggers the source of their strife? Come find out! Because our plots focus on one tribe at a time, that tribe is often the most played with; but that doesn't mean the other two tribes are ignored! Side plots are happening all the time.

On to the tribes!

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The Wolfrider tribe is led by Badger and Mistblossom, two elders who only recently became chiefs. The original chief Wolfdancer, son of Ember and Teir, Recognized the chieftess of the Go-Backs and could not choose between his duty to his tribe, and his duty to his lifemate and child. After a pool of corrupted magic tormented the Wolfriders, and trolls poisoned the Go-Backs, Wolfdancer realized he couldn't bear to be away from his mate, gave up the chief's lock, and left for the Go-Backs' lodge.

Badger is a good-natured warrior with a sense of humor, and Mistblossom is a talented treeshaper; together, they work to make the holt a safe place to raise their first cub, due any time. After helping the Go-Backs with their troll infestation, however, they lost a quite few elves, but a new batch has made their way from Ember's tribe. Oakleaf is open to more! We have four (4) overflow spots available (see latest post for what an overflow spot is).

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The Go-Back tribe is led by Sonia, daughter of Venka and Serj; Allegro, the albino metalshaper, her confidant and as much of a sister as she can be, even if they shared blood. Venka, looking for Kahvi with a young fawn in tow, found a roaming band of Go-Backs. She led them in name only for a time, but left to continue her quest when Sonia matured. The young female went to find her mother, and herself; after a hand or three of turns, she returned to a thriving, but road-weary tribe led by Allegro. The albino easily turned over the leadership to Sonia, who quickly settled the tribe. The peace didn't last long; little had they known that trolls lived under their new home, and a bloody war broke out, ultimately resulting in victory for the Go-Backs!

Allegro's lifemate died, and the albino sank into skin after skin of wine, withdrawing from the tribe...in her drunken wanderings, she found Grimjaw, a curious, rough explorer of a troll who taught her to throw stones. Meanwhile, Sonia Recognized the young wolf-chief, who they came across when exploring the nearby forest. Allegro kept Grimjaw, and her addiction, secret from the Go-Backs for turns, but the troll became an unlikely ally when the few troll survivors from the last war, led by King Ironskin, returned for revenge. His plot resulted in the deaths of eight elves, but the Go-Backs were ultimately victorious, and four fawns are on their way to replenish the tribe. Life will soon go back to normal, but will the tribe ever trust Allegro again? And how will they react to the presence of a cocky ex-chief? The tribe has plenty of warriors, but they'd never turn anyone away. We have four (4) overflow spots available (see latest post for what an overflow spot is).

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The Wavedancers are led by the twin Crowns, Rhialee and Ailani. They're the fifth in their line, their title taken from the decorative headpieces each leader chooses when they take up leadership of the pod. Rhialee is the fun-loving, easy-going twin, and Ailani is more serious and reserved. The twins inherited their position when their mother, Fourth Crown Mahina, was killed in a devastating lander attack that took out half the tribe. Friends, families, and lovers separated, the twins made the hard decision to flee the scene with those who couldn't fight; they swam north, farther north than they'd ever gone, hoping for a place without landers or their accursed ships.

For six moons, the Wavedancers have settled at their new pod; an uneasy, mournful cloud has since lifted, and the sea elves are starting to make their new beach home. While exploring their new territory, they stumbled upon a small group of Wolfriders, hoping to make their way to the great salty lake they'd heard about, but never had the chance to visit. The Wavedancers have also been blessed with a successful Spawning, a celebration of fertility and Recognition. The High Ones joined Brook and Spindrift, and their pending pip is already bringing hope of a new beginning...but could another be coming? Also joined were Leaena and Ailani, and despite the lack of pips coming from two females, their Recognition was equally celebrated.

The Wavedancers are at their full strength, but Rhialee and Ailani would welcome fresh blood. We have four (4) overflow spots available (see latest post for what an overflow spot is).

Oakleaf Holt ALSO has TWO OTHER GAMES, for the intrepid player who just can't get enough of roleplaying! These are other Alternative Universe games, using characters you already play in different worlds. One, called Elves of Fortune, features elves as pirates looting the high seas. The other, Poison Blues, is about a detective working to solve the high-profile murder of an actress...and wife of a mob boss. These games are only for people who are active in the main game!

If you've read all that, wow, you're awesome! :) If you're interested in joining, check us out! Our intro post and list of ALL THE THINGS is HERE.

If you have any questions at all, feel free to reply here, PM a moderator, PM me privately, or email us directly at oakleafholt@gmail.com. We'll be open until the spots are full; no deadline! But we expect the spots to fill up quick, so if you want to play, let us know! Thanks so much, everyone!
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Re: Oakleaf Holt
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2014, 07:05:48 PM »

We just welcomed Kellera and Kehn into our tribes, two of our Wavedancers were adopted, and a Wolfrider is in the works! If you want to join, there's still plenty of spaces open, so come check us out!
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Re: Oakleaf Holt
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2014, 04:15:24 PM »

We've approved two more Wolfrider females, Vixen and Dusksinger! We've got seven unique new players who have yet to make characters, and eleven character spots left, so if you want to make one, now is the time!
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Re: Oakleaf Holt
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2015, 12:57:01 AM »

Hoo boy, a slew of new characters! Vesparose adopted Jes and Rux, and created Eveningveil and Lexm; we're also happy to welcome Tenderleaf, NoName, Fereng, Bane, Daryl, and Brea (last two soon to be approved)! This leaves us with one spot for a male in the Wolfriders, and one spot for a male in the Go-Backs (plus one adoptable). This will end our advertising push for now.

However! We will not be closing the holt!

Because of the interest we've seen in our game, we've decided to introduce something called an overflow spot. Overflow spots are opened when a tribe is COMPLETELY full; for example, our Wavedancers will be full once Brea is approved. Full means 20 active characters. Once a tribe is filled, four overflow spots will open. Overflow spots are not advertised, largely for new players, and prioritized for them. However, for that reason, a new player is entitled to only ONE overflow spot per tribe. If the tribe dips below 20, the overflow members will have the first crack at new spots.

So if you stumble upon our game and you're interested, please let us know! We have room for you! If we don't, there are plenty of other great holts we can recommend. Our Wavedancer pod's overflow spots are open, but they will remain closed for the Wolfriders and Go-Backs until we get one more male for them, each. If you have any questions or want more information, don't hesitate to ask! Thanks for checking us out, everyone!
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Re: Oakleaf Holt
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2017, 01:09:40 PM »

The moderators at Oakleaf Holt are happy to announce that we are once again open for new players! We just celebrated our fourth year, and we're ready to welcome new players to play new faces and the continuing generation. Our site is pretty sprawling, but you can start here: http://oakleafholt.boards.net/thread/1100/welcome-oakleaf-start

We have four tribes: Wolfriders, Go-Backs, Wavedancers, and Plainsrunners. We are shifting our focus towards adoptables and we have many to choose from, but we have original character spots as well. The link below will detail what exactly we have open! The speed of our game fluctuates, as life does, and we have a small monthly quota of two posts a month from each character you have (though many players post more than that).

Our next plot arc will center around our Plainsrunners, and is due to start likely in February. We'd love to have new folks by then, so please check us out!
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