In the elven lands of Raguinia lies the great kingdom of Ríocht. It is a time of mourning as the beloved king has been found dead in his royal chambers. His wife has taken the throne and the people have embraced her as their sovereign queen. No one questions her story that assassins poisoned her husband; no one but her eldest son, the rightful heir to the throne. He believes his mother, drunk with power, has murdered her husband and betrayed the kingdom to form an alliance with Noxstern, an evil kingdom that controls an army of the dead. Without proof of his mother's plans, the young prince is wary of seeking support to overthrow her, though he believes that it may only be a matter of time before the kingdom is lost to the growing darkness overtaking the land.
The king is dead.
Long live the queen.

Ríocht is a fantasy rpg that takes place in a medieval elven kingdom where magic is feared, though it can be found if you know where to look.

The main plot revolves mostly around the castle and the royal family, but we love and encourage sub-plots!

Canon and original characters are welcome. We have no bans.

We also have an original Bestiary where contributions are encouraged and interactive battles in the forest where you choose the outcome.


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PRINCESS SORILEA DEWINTER Posted on Sep 6 2011, 12:14 PM
  Old and inactive topics have been moved to the archives. If something was moved by accident or you would like something reopened, please let a staff member know and the issue will be rectified. Thank you.


*Note: More will be moved later...same statement above still applies, of course.*

{Edit: 13Sept11}

Archiving has been completed. Once again, if anything was moved by accident or you would like a topic reopened, please contact a staff member and it will be done. smile.gif
PRINCE ICHABOD DEWINTER Posted on Jul 21 2011, 10:46 AM
  First off, in case you have not noticed already, Firecat has been made our very first global moderator. biggrin.gif She has been a great and helpful member and friend ever since she joined our community and we're all lucky to have her here. <3

*throws confetti*

Celebrations aside, I have moved any account that has not been logged into for over a month into the Inactive group. Exceptions are alternate characters for people that I know are active and people who have otherwise contacted me. If I moved anyone on accident or you wish to become active again, please let us know and you'll be immediately moved back. <3

I also archived shipping threads for any inactive characters and moved applications for those characters into the Inactive Applications forum. Again, please let us know if anyone or anything needs to be moved back.
PRINCESS SORILEA DEWINTER Posted on Jul 13 2011, 01:39 PM
  Topics inactive for a month or longer have been archived. If something was moved by accident or you would like something reopened, please let a member of staff know and it will be taken care of. <3
PRINCE ICHABOD DEWINTER Posted on Apr 14 2011, 12:06 AM
  - A couple of canon characters have reopened so be sure to revisit the CANON LIST if you were thinking about taking one on.

- With this, some forum cleanup was done, so please feel free to let us know if anything was moved on accident and needs to be reopened!

- We have implemented a WORD of the WEEK challenge for weekly roleplay fun, so be sure to check that out!

- In the spirit of keeping things fluid and to make sure that this is our site, meaning including all of you, we have decided to change the BESTIARY up a little. Now, instead of submitting an entry to be reviewed, all members are encouraged to post a new topic for their creatures directly into the appropriate subforum We hope that everyone will get creative with us and fill out our Bestiary even more! biggrin.gif

- Stay tuned, something we're very excited about is coming very, very soon! biggrin.gif
PRINCE ICHABOD DEWINTER Posted on Apr 5 2011, 08:56 AM
  I have some big-ish updates that Finny and I have been discussing and have agreed upon implementing.

• Canon playbys are no longer set in stone, but are now considered strongly suggested. Alternate playbys for all canons should be run by an admin so that we can ensure that proper celebrities are used and that the playby fits within the character's race description. Otherwise, it's your character and we want you to be happy with it and certainly that includes being happy with how they look.

• Previously unavailable canons (The king of Solais and the kings of Noxstern) are now available, but as they are kings of other countries, their presence in Riocht should always be reasonably explained and otherwise their stories should take place in their respective countries. We would love for the other countries to be developed over time, so any suggestions regarding such would be welcomed.

• The FAQ code and Rules code have been removed and are no longer a required part of the application process.

• Members are now allowed to bypass posting the application in code if they find it too confusing. All questions must still be answered completely, and we ask that anyone who is capable of posting with the proper code still do so, but Finny and I will be happy to edit the proper coding in for anyone that truly finds it difficult to navigate.

As always, we are open to suggestions on all things and y'all should always feel free to give your opinions on the way things are done. Some things are the way that they are simply because it was how it was done on other sites that we were involved in, so we may not have considered that those practices were not standard or that standard practices have changed since then.

We truly want this to be a fluid environment and all of you to develop this story with us. <3
PRINCE ICHABOD DEWINTER Posted on Apr 3 2011, 09:25 AM
  I've been listing us at various places and have been affiliating us here and there.

Most importantly!
I have added us to some directories where you can vote for us by clicking on the buttons in the sidebar!
If you <3 us, please vote for us every day! <3

EDIT: Also added a site rating and therefore updated the Rules & FAQ to reflect this. This is the relevant information that has been changed:

In the RULES -
• Mark graphic roleplays with a M in the title.
There are some things that a person just doesn't want to stumble upon while innocently eating their cornflakes. laugh.gif
If a roleplay suddenly takes an unplanned graphic turn, just make sure to edit the M in before the graphic content is posted. If you are unable to edit the title yourself, then either wait to post until it can be changed or mark at the top of your post that there will be graphic content following.
Please refer to the FAQ for further explanation on what we deem to be graphic.

In the FAQ -
• Are we allowed to swear, write gory scenes and have sex with other characters?
Why yes you may, you filthy thing, you! laugh.gif However, we ask that you do such things in moderation and that you put an M tag in your roleplay title if you intend on being graphic.
As a rule of thumb, we are adopting this rating system: user posted image
L2 - Swearing is generally permitted. However, the language cannot be used to severely abuse.
S2 - Sexual content is permitted. References and writing about genitalia and sex acts are permitted, but explicit detail is not. Fade to black, or 'mature' tagging are recommended.
V2 - Graphic is permitted. Explicit description or in-game narration of violence is allowed.
If you need a more detailed explanation of anything or are unsure of any content at any time, please feel free to pm an admin about it. We're not squeamish, but want to make sure that everyone can continue to play together and as comfortably as possible. <3

And, of course, you must make sure not to godmode someone else's character. You may swipe your sword at someone who offends you or throw a pint at someone in the tavern, however, you do not have any say as to whether or not they got out of the way before your blows landed. No chopping off appendages or sticking anything where there was not consent given for it to be stuck. tongue.gif
PRINCE ICHABOD DEWINTER Posted on Mar 31 2011, 07:38 AM
  All rp threads that have not been posted in for a month or longer have been locked (or moved to the archives if it involved someone who is no longer with us.) If this affected a thread that you had planned on posting in, feel free to drop one of us a pm and we shall be glad to reopen it for you. <3

As far as the cbox goes, I finally heard back from their customer support yesterday. Just so y'all know, regarding the severe downtime over the weekend, this is what they had to say about it:

The most recent and longest period of intermittent service, which occurred during Sunday and Monday, was caused by a large-scale attack directed at the server your Cbox is on. We worked as fast as possible to introduce alternative routes during the attack, but regretfully, the nature of the attack made it difficult to provide continuous service during this time.

I already knew that from other admins from other sites who got a support response same day or the next, not three days later.

Aside from that, I was not pleased with the response that I received, despite their promise that the attack prompted them to upgrade and make their services better. When being dealt with as an unhappy customer, I expect to be apologized to and appeased in some way. Neither of those things happened and their poor communication has left a bad taste in my mouth.

Were it not for the fact that the premium accounts are paid through until December, we would be making a permanent switch to Shoutmix.

However, as it is what it is, I'll be switching us back to the cbox, just as soon as I'm done angsting over it. tongue.gif
PRINCE ICHABOD DEWINTER Posted on Mar 27 2011, 06:32 PM
  I made the general font size a little larger because it was never meant to be that small and so I apologize to everyone's eyes for losing that in the shuffle of the CSS. tongue.gif

Refer to the post above for cbox updates. <3
PRINCE ICHABOD DEWINTER Posted on Mar 27 2011, 08:28 AM
  I'm trying to send Cbox an angry message via their support request section. However, their server doesn't want to stay up long enough for me to do so. tongue.gif

So bear with me and I'll get something temporary up. <3

EDIT: Cbox's website is back up, but our cbox is not. I will continue checking in on it until it does return. In the meantime, I have sent in a message to their customer support and have put up a temporary shoutbox.
It does not autorefresh everytime a message is sent, it will only autorefresh once every minute, otherwise you will have to click the refresh button.
If cbox's outage continues, I'll throw some money at the shoutbox so it doesn't irritate us all to death. <3

SECOND EDIT: The shoutbox was inexpensive enough that I just went ahead and upgraded the account so it will now autorefresh and make a sound whenever a new message is posted, just like the regular cbox does.
I'll keep y'all updated about the cbox.

In case it was not obvious, as the ICC is a cbox as well, it is also down. If anyone's desperate to chat in-character before the cbox issue is resolved, let me know and I'll set up an additional shoutbox for that. tongue.gif

THIRD EDIT: Cbox is still up and down, mostly down, ~9 hours later. Customer service has not yet returned my message, figure they're sifting through a lot of similar complaints. I kinda like the new shoutbox.
PRINCE ICHABOD DEWINTER Posted on Mar 24 2011, 10:56 AM

I acquired a program that allows me to make maps of our world and also for floorplans of specific rooms.

We now have a Map of Raguinia and you can Suggest a map to be made.

We are still looking for more QUOTES!


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