These rules, both IC and OCC, are to be upheld at all times when in the Velvet Pearl stronghold or otherwise guild affiliated housing, regardless of whether there are any staff, guildmembers, or general roleplayers around. IC misconduct will still be caught by NPCs, security, and surveilance equipment even if there are no people around to witness it OOC, and should such misconduct come to the OOC attention of the Pearl, its staff, and management consequences will follow, whether IC or OOC.
Club Rules (IC)
No fighting or other threats to either staff or guests.
Bounty claims must be approved by the senior management.
Be respectful of the staff and abide by their directions.
Do not damage the club or any other floor of the Emerald Tower.
Stay out of resticted areas (incl. manager's office, security office, and storage room.)
Access to the VIP lounge is through VIP membership or by staff invitation.
Explosives are not permitted on the club premises under any circumstances.
Weapons may be carried, but must remain slung or holstered at all times, with safeties activated.
Droids are permitted only in the company of sentients and will be subject to screenings for restricted items (ie, weapons, explosives, etc.)
Pets are not permitted in the Pearl unless they serve to assisst the disabilites of their owner, in which case the Pearl management still reserve the right to turn away the owner and the pet.
Any patron actively handling weapons will be asked to surrender their weapons until they depart.
Non-compliance with directives issued by security staff will result in being blacklisted.
Repeat offences will result in the blacklisting becoming permanent.
No trolling, griefing, or other disruptive OOC behaviour will be tolerated.
Do not harass others with OOC whispers.
Keep public OOC chatter to a minimum.
Avoid running (unless returning to a previous spot after disconnection.)
No mounts or stealthing.
Play fair and be a good sport when it comes to consequences.
Remain PG-13 in public.
No ERP on the club premises (use a private stronghold.)
All players, guests of the club, and members of the site must be 18 years old.
Maintain separation of IC and OOC.
Do not create OOC drama.
Remember that you are part of a community.
Under no circumstances will we condone any sort of IC assault, robbing, terror, or otherwise hostile RP towards the Velvet Pearl as a business, its housing, and its staff and patrons, unless OOCly arranged and agreed upon with the officers of the Velvet Pearl beforehand. We will not recognize any such actions as having occurred IC if not by the OOC approval by the officers.
It should go without saying, but to make this point perfectly clear: in-character actions have necessary in-character consequences. The Velvet Pearl is considered neutral ground and the rules are enforced to ensure everyone can roleplay without risking incident. The members of the Velvet Pearl are all roleplayers of the highest standard, and always strive to avoid cutting off roleplay opportunities entirely. However, when a player or their character pushes the limits of acceptable behaviour, the consequences must be enacted. Players will be allowed every opportunity to redeem themselves and continue to roleplay at the club after an incident, but only so long as the player agrees to play fairly and in the spirit of good fun. This goes for both their character and themselves as a player. We are all here to have a good time. Don't be a special snowflake that creates drama, and whose need for attention causes undue stress or ruins the fun for everyone else.