New Life Rule
Upon death during active RP, your character does not actually die (unless you decide to permanently kill off your character), but you are not allowed to return to the scene of your death for at least 15 minutes. Any loot you may have dropped is now forfeit, up for grabs by anyone and you should not expect to have it returned. Your character forgets all events leading up to your death. Details about how, where, and who killed you may not be released. You may choose to RP an injury to account for the event.
1. New Life Rule does not apply to solo gameplay outside of RP. Should you die while farming or outside of an RP situation, you can automatically attempt to return to your body. Please be wary of running nude past other players that may be engaging in RP.
2. Accidental Deaths: If you are accidentally killed in a RP-PVE situation (lag spike, glitch, misfire, random animal attack, etc) you may choose to return to RP when appropriate. Remember to supply a reasonable explanation for what happened or pretend that nothing occurred.
3. PvP Deaths: Should you die during PvP you cannot return to the scene to continue battle. Any items or gear that you may have dropped is now enemy loot; Do not go back for it.
a. Hostage RP: You may choose to return to an RP PvP situation following a death only for the sake of prisoner RP. When returning, you must act act unconscious or critically injured and be submissive to any action.
b. Memory Loss: Your character forgets all events leading up to your death due to injury. If a witness survives and informs you of what they saw, you can begin to remember vague details, but not the full story.
b-1.) Memory Retention: This rule is experimental and subject to change. Players are allowed to remember the full events leading up to their death only if they take a full 24 hour break from the server to recover from the experience.
If you choose this option to further your RP, you cannot log into the server and you are responsible for coming up with a story for how you survived and returned home. The story does not have to be accurate. (ie. Returning home on a raft made of sea turtles.)
4. Permadeath: No player can force another to permanently kill their character. If you choose to perma your character, you will lose everything associated with them (ie. house, business, creatures and goods).