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5. Pack Creation Rules — Official 
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Posted by Spirit of Wildwood who has 4,800 posts.

Forming a Pack.

 

So your character wants to start a pack, but do they have what it takes? Creating and leading a pack is hard work that takes both experience and passion. Are you up for the challenge?

Yearlings often split off from their birth pack to strike out on their own, and even older wolves may feel the urge to wander. But life as a loner is rough, and wolves are social creatures, wanting to band together not only for ease of hunting, but companionship and family. The most common reason to found a pack is for breeding rights, as most leaders don't allow subordinates to have pups. But there can be many motives behind a group of wolves making a new home for themselves.

RoW generally allows for this to happen in the natural flow of role play. That being said, staff will evaluate on a case by case basis whether there is room enough for another pack. You can check out the current stats here to get an idea of how many packs we currently have room for based on the total active wolves in Relic Lore. Be aware that these numbers are only guidelines and staff retain the right to deny requests for new packs.

So if you're looking to start a pack, message staff to let them know your general plans and hear what they think.

(This post was last modified: Jan 18, 2021, 08:27 PM by Spirit of Wildwood.)
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Posted by Spirit of Wildwood who has 4,800 posts.

Creation Requirements.

It takes more than wishes to found a pack. A leader must have experience as well as enough followers to claim a territory for their own. Even with these ingredients in place, it might take both time and trouble to achieve your goal, without losing resolve.

To be eligible, a founding pack must meet the following criteria(A.K.A the rule of 5/5/5/50):

  1. Show proof of 5 completed threads specific to creating a pack, this could be recruiting members, scouting out a good territory, digging a den, discussing pack names etc.
  2. The pack must have 5 members each played by a separate player.
  3. The leader must have passed 5 consecutive ACs without falling off or being absent when they apply for the pack.
  4. The leader must have a minimum of 50 IC posts.
  5. The leader must also be at least 22 months of age

Once you meet these requirements, and assuming you've gotten the go ahead on your initial PM, message staff again providing the following information:

  • Location/parent territory
  • Pack territory description
  • Pack name (remember that names are typically based on the territory landscape)
  • Packs primary and secondary colors
  • Founding members
  • Territory image, for the forum header (1200x100)
  • Information for the pack guide
  • The OOC join prompt to add to the Join a Pack thread
  • Details about how the Leadership Roles are organized.

  • As well as links to any relevant threads.

Additionally you should be prepared to fill out the pack library article. One will be set up along with the pack boards and roster, and it will be the responsibility of pack leaders to add the information and keep it up to date.

If you want a pack skin, featuring the packs pride colors, you must either provide staff with the images along with the application, or post them here at a later date; Where you can also find more information on Pack skins.

If/when the application is accepted, the founding members must all participate in a "claiming" thread – doing things such as scent marking, howling, hunting out threats etc. – in order to officially found the pack.

New leaders be sure to check out the Leadership handbook to get acquainted with the rules and responsibilities.

(This post was last modified: Jan 17, 2021, 03:30 AM by Maugrim.)
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Posted by Spirit of Wildwood who has 4,800 posts.

Activity Requirements.

On RoW, we require all packs to be active, meaning that packs are required to maintain at least 4 wolves played by 4 different players at any given time. If membership drops below 4 members and/or players, they will receive a warning. They will be required to have another wolf start the joining process within a week. (The thread does not need to be completed, only started). If that number does not increase (join threads started, but not finished after a month) or dips back under 4 again in a 3 month period the pack will be automatically disbanded.

If a pack wolf is removed in an activity check, they have 3 days to reactivate their character and be added directly back into the pack, otherwise they will be considered gone and have to rejoin the pack upon reactivation.

In addition, leaders are expected to post 3 times every 15 days to maintain their leadership position. If a leader goes below the required 3 posts 2 checks in a row, they will be demoted to second rank and will not be allowed to reclaim their rank for a month. After a month has passed they may challenge their replacement for leadership, but the replacement leader is under no IC/OOC obligations to forfeit leadership automatically.

(This post was last modified: Apr 30, 2022, 09:27 PM by Leviticus.)
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Posted by Spirit of Wildwood who has 4,800 posts.

Life Points.

Forming a pack is a big deal and as such some special instances of LP apply to pack founders. Below is a list of the points you can claim for creating a pack:

Founding members can claim:

  • Created A Pack +50
  • Completed A Thread +5
!Note pack territories are not eligible for "Discover subterritory" points. If you had previously discovered your pack as a subterritory, let the staff know.
(This post was last modified: Jan 17, 2021, 12:44 AM by Huddy.)
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Posted by Spirit of Wildwood who has 4,800 posts.
Change log.
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