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    • On Unknown Shores we have several positions: Admins, Head Keepers, Curators, Helpers, Keepers, Builders and Dungeon Masters. The Helpers and Curators are the main support and moderators while the Keepers and Dungeon Masters are those who wish to host events and storylines. You can find descriptions of what we all do below as well as information on how to apply if you wish to help out. Important to remember is that we all follow the policies outlined in the server rules, should you discover that a member of the staff team is breaking these rules please contact any Admin, Head Keeper or Curator immediately.   Admin The admins are the head of the server, currently it consists solely of Varen. If you are having trouble that cannot be addressed by a Helper or Curator, you are welcome to contact him, though programming or bug related questions are best suited as he is best equipped to deal with it. Otherwise, there are no special assignments, helping out with what he can to keep the server running smoothly.    Head Keeper The Head Keeper's duties mainly consist in organising the Lore, story and setting of Unknown Shores, as well as managing the Keepers in the Staff Team. As they write and oversee the Lore of Unknown Shores, any question about the server that errs on such side is best directed to them, if a normal Keeper can not answer. It must also be noted, however, that their duties also include other types of "logistics" like the creation of systems and rulings to further develop the server, alongside the Admins.   Curator Communication within the community is vital to the server, both on the forums and on Discord. Your job is to keep it civil and to help newcomers get oriented. In terms of moderation you use the community rules as a guide to keep the server a place people want to spend their free time. A lot of the work consists on directing discussions to the right forum and remind people to keep a civil tone. You are also there to greet newcomers and show them the ropes, point them to guides, guilds, Discord and so on. The task of keeping the forums up to date and overseeing the server's moderation also falls mainly to them.   Helper Your job as a Helper should be obvious from the name, you're there to help people. Specifically you are there when someone needs help in-game, if they encounter a bug, need help navigating the RPG... You are the support of the server, as such you will be there to ensure people do not abuse systems or their peers. Ever since the inclusion of these in the RPG System, they are also tasked with setting up mechanical entities ingame, such as payboxes.   Keeper Making the world feel alive is a tough job and one that requires a bit of commitment, the Keepers are those who wish to be there to provide encounters and world interactions for our adventurers. Maybe a Keeper observes a party of scavengers rummage through a lair of some beast or other, they make a cub appear and play out the interaction with the scavengers. Or they post a bounty on the noticeboard for a dread bandit, our adventurers take up the hunt. Or some old bum is playing dice outside the bar, betting a few silver, maybe cheating or just lucky, a few adventurers play a game or two. Interactions like these are the work of the Keepers.  As a Keeper, if accepted, you will join for a Trial period, after which the Head Keeper will review whether you'll join the team permanently or not.   Builder Your job as a Builder is clear: you build scenarios. Builders are individuals that prefer to help by decorating or constructing the scenery for players. They are contacted mainly by Keepers so that the Builders can come up and craft a scenario adequate to the Keeper's needs so the players can carry out the roleplay in an immersive setting. They may also be contacted under other circumstances, however. They are unsung, yet their efforts are appreciated as much as any other's.   - - - Special Positions - - - Dungeon Master Being a Dungeon Master is not a full-time job, instead you become one for the duration of a planned event or storyline. Anyone is welcome to try their hand and we encourage you to give it a shot at least once. As a DM you will have all the in-game permissions necessary to host RP sessions, be it a dungeon crawl or a religious rite. Your 'tenure' as a DM will last as long as you need it to, if you need a week or two to prepare for an event, you will have that time and enough to clean up afterwards. Anyone who wishes to host a storyline needs to go through this process, be they a member of staff or a player.  If you wish to host an event or storyline you will need to make an outline of what it is you wish to do and present it to the Staff. If you like you can even do it with a friend or two and share the workload. Think of this as the preparation a DM does before a Pen&Paper session. When you have your outline you post it to the Scriptorium forum, don't worry only you and the Council can see your post, and unless there is any clashes with other events or lore you will be given access to a Dungeon Master account. If there are any issues with the outline we'll help you sort it out. A few examples of outlines can be found in the post below but do not be afraid to innovate and make your own template, they do not need to be elaborate, it is only there to give us an idea of what you are doing and if you were to unexpectedly disappear (accidents happen. . .) we can carry on based on that information.  Outline Examples: Big Storyline: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tAbyxfaNEnJd-YIE8oYQBoe-EmMWpJMsfaT8D24lWOg/edit?usp=drivesdk Dungeon Crawl: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jNrq2DZFM95aHPXxumWqMkQY1S2WSVDKk_IWkVnFYzw/edit?usp=drivesdk   Founders A special mention, the founders are the original creators of the server: Varen, Vrahn, Axis48 and Nostra. Mainly a honorary position, these individuals were the ones that first carried out the idea that is Unknown Shores, and developed it. Though some of them might be "retired", they have been the ones that "birthed" the server, and may still hop in or help the server, from time to time.     If you wish to join the team and help run the server, post the application below in the Staff Contact forum.  Mind that Dungeon Masters have a different application process detailed in their description above. Application: Age: Characters played: Discord Tag: What timezone do you live in: When do you usually play: What role do you want to have: Have you ever been a staff member for a server or RP community before; If so, where and when: Please tell us a little about yourself:
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    • Welcome to the server. Everyone above me is a filthly liar, but you can believe me. Have fun on the server!
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