Conditions of Participation
-Operatives should carry Orange Soap Stones at all times.
-Operatives must never abuse procedure; for personal gain or otherwise.
-Operatives should carry at least five Humanity items in their inventory, and should carry at least one within their bosom at all times (or when next convenient).
Rules of Engagement, and Preparation
For each play mode, there is a series of steps known as "Gestures". One Gesture may consist of several short actions, and is identified by a short phrase in quotes.
Response messages are always Up-voted (even if the other players did not up-vote your message).
"Salutation": When engaging in cooperative play, Operatives will write their preferred message of greeting, take three steps back, and bow to the other players.
"Encouragement": There are times when support needs to be given. When things are looking hopeless, or sanity threatens it's leave, the Operative will point down, write a message of encouragement, and drop a Humanity. This is an act of mercy, and should only be used once per encounter (if at all).
"Well-Wishing": At the entry to an area's boss, once momentary safety is assured, The Operative will write a farewell message, and use the Hurrah! Gesture. Once victory is assured, the Operative should try to use the Wave Gesture before they vanish.
"Declaration": An operative that engages in a one-on-one battle will first write their message and step back three yards. At no time during should the Operative walk beyond their written message.
"Initiation": After Votes are exchanged, the Operative will remove their message and Bow. Battle will then commence.
"Restitution": If the Operative is victorious, they will write a message on the fallen body. If that message is up-voted, then the next message that touches it will get up-voted (assuming contact is maintained through the void).
Responsibility, and Rewards
Responsibilities are determined by Rank and are mostly optional, though acting within the guidelines will help spread the message of the LCB, and increase chances for Operatives to collect and distribute Humanity.
A responsible Initiate Up-votes according to the guidelines, and often up-votes helpful messages as well as down-votes unhelpful messages.
Initiates can post claims for The Great Signpost to have their messages Up-voted.
The Responsible Journeyman will up-vote messages that fit the descriptions found on the Great Signpost Registry (see below), and should report any player seen abusing the guidelines (as well as serve them an Indictment if possible). They may also respond to Low-Rating Requests
Covenant Avatar: The Journeyman may register a character of SL20 as an Avatar. Operatives are expected to keep their Avatar at the SL limit, and will utilize that avatar to respond to Requests.
Responsible Hosts will drop Humanities for their allies upon greeting, and has at least one character registered with the Covenant. Setting, and keeping, appointments (and completing Requests) is a key part of the Host's duties, as it propagates Humanity Growth throughout the community.
Covenant Avatars may be raised to SL50-55 (it is recommended (but not required) to have at least one character of each rank).
Responsible Residents can authorize requests for the Great Signpost, and are tasked with completing the Highest-Ranking requests.
The Organized Query and Response Administration (AQaRA) is the network of players that will ensure connections are made, and tasks are completed by pairing active Operatives with suitable Requests. This is, of course, optional.
The NG+ Team (TBA) will consist of groups of Nine using characters that have completed the game at least once. Each group will be directed carefully in order to bring each character on the team to level-cap (Eventually). Participation is optional.