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Welcome to the land of Ourania - a place of beastly magic, history and subterfuge recently marred by war and grief. We are a fantasy-driven Canine and Equine play-by-post roleplay game for mature members ages 16 and up, with an emphasis on heavy lore and customizable magics. This compendium is designed to assist in learning all about the site's game mechanics, history, member expectations and more. Before you register an account with us, we urge you to read through the links below over an appropriate period of time in order to get a firm grasp of what we do and how we do it. If at any point in time you have questions, be sure to ask in our Discord. Ourania awaits you!
Battling on Ourania is focused on character development, rather than winning and powering up. To that end, we have no levels and no stats!

All battles on Ourania are turn-based, with players alternating turns until they have reached the agreed-upon number of rounds. A suggested number is 3 rounds per battle, but combatants may designate however many they feels is necessary to ensure a fair, fun fight! Fighting posts should be no more than 500 words long to avoid bloated writing or lack of clarity.

As a reminder, all battles on Ourania have a 48-hour time limit. If you are unable to respond to the battle within 48 hours, your character will be declared forefeit. Extensions may be granted on a case-by-case basis; please contact a staff member if you are in need of one!


Results & Judging

Judging on Ourania has three main options on how to choose a victor. There is no set requirement for using them, as we want our members to be comfortable with the choice when battling with their characters. That being said, we highly encourage members whose characters are involved in a battle together communicate clearly in order to have the smoothest outcome.

1. You and your opponent agree on a winner towards the end of the battle
2. You and your opponent OOCly post who you believe the winner of the fight is with your reasoning. The staff team then reads your reasoning and make the final decision, if necessary.
3. You and your opponent ask the staff to collectively judge the battle and post their decision

When electing the OOC Reasoning option, we ask you to be thorough but succinct: separate your reasoning into bullet points or separate sentences while keeping it to a word count of 200 words or less.


Magic & Items in Battle

Offensive and defensive items/magic (such as armor* and makeshift weapons or magical shields and enchantments) add as much, or as little, to your characters' capabilities as you, the writer, dictate. Ourania does not have stats, so the effect of your characters' items is negotiable between you and your opponent.

With that being said, we ask that members use common sense and good judgment to ensure fairness. A character with heavy armor will be more difficult to damage, but will find the extra weight tiring and be slower. A lightly built character will be faster and more difficult to hit, but strike with less force and be more susceptible to injury. So on and so forth!

* Please note that Ourania does not allow characters to be created with man-made items. All man-made items must be purchased from the site's store. Please see the character regulations and our sites' rules for more information!