Creating Your PC

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Whether you've come here with a really clear idea of what you want to play, or you're just not sure - there are steps you'll need to go through in order to create your character. This section of the Wiki is here to help you every step of the way - so lets begin.

Creating Your Account

Once you've decided to join, you should register with the site for a new account. This account name should be your character name, as it is with this account that you will post with this PC. If you create an account with a name which isn't your PC name or you change your mind during the process of character creation, don't worry! Just pop a post in the Prophet Support Forum (PSF) here and ask for a name change. We can deal with that quickly and easily!

Read Your Welcome PM!

When you join the site and create a new account, as soon as you've confirmed your email address, you'll be sent a Welcome Private Message (PM) from an account named "Standing Trials". This PM has a number of bits of useful information in it, but most important right now is the link to your Character Sheet (CS). When you joined, a CS template was created for you and posted, by your user account, in the correct forum. Follow that link and you'll see the thread in question - it's title is your account name.

So, now you know where you're creating your PC, it's time to get started.

Take It A Section At A Time

Creating your PC is a step by step task which allows you to craft the character. This guide helps you to fill in that CS one step at a time.

Rules To Be Aware Of

Like anywhere, Standing Trials has a number of rules which we expect our players to be aware of. You need to be aware of the Terms of Use and also note the rules regarding Approval & Posting. You may not begin to post IC until you have completed a "Basic CS" but once you have, you're good to start.

Steps To Creating Your CS

Creating your CS happens in 2 stages. There's the "Basic CS" needed to begin writing. As long as you have filled this in, you are free to begin posting. The "Full CS" must be completed before you submit your fifth thread for grading. We'll take you through both here!

Basic CS

This is all you need to get started!

Step Information
Choose a race We have a variety of races here on ST and each one has its own strengths and weaknesses.
Select your skills Once you know your race, it's time to determine your starter skills and knowledge. This will feed into your character's job and hobbies.
Starting Location With so many wonderful and interesting places to choose from, where will your character begin their story?
Wealth Identify your starting package ~ the person who approves your CS will assign Wealth Points to you on approval.

Full CS

Once you've been playing a while (within your first five completed threads) you need to submit your Full CS for approval. This will mean that you get a Character Wiki (a wiki page recording your PCs feats and achievements) and you get Approval Rewards.

The Full CS adds the following information:

Step Information
What about religion? Does your PC worship or hate the Immortals? Might they carry a Blessing or Curse already?
A mage? Is your PC a mage? If so, what kind?
Starting Renown A system we have which measures how famous / well known you are.
NPCs? Do you need to, or want to, apply for NPCs? Find out here.
Slave or owner? If you are playing a slave or a slave owner, you'll need to read this.
Completion & Approval What to do once you've completed your CS

Enjoy the process of creating your character and remember, there is always help available, should you need or want it.