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We're a premium, no WC, 18+ supernatural site set in San Francisco, California. Please register first & last in proper case. If you have any questions poke our cbox or contact a staff member and we'll get back to you ASAP!~

  • Rules
  • Plot
  • Joining Guide
  • Extended Census
  • Site Rules
    General
    Premium: Fugue State is a premium board which allows mature content (sex, blood, guts, etc.). According to JcINK TOS this also means all of our players and characters must be at least 18 years old.

    Mature Content & TW: if your thread shifts into mature content or you feel it might contain a trigger for someone please post on the moderation topic so it can be moved and or marked appropriately. If you start a mature thread please make sure it’s located in the right subforum and is marked with an [M]. If your thread contains triggering content, please mark it with a [TW] in the thread title.

    Graphics & Code
    Copyrights: We strictly enforce copyrights here on FS. All used code and graphic(s) must retain their original copyright notices, failure to comply will result in the staff editing your content to remove said code or graphic(s).
    * Avatars: 250 x 400px
    * Signatures: 500 x 200px
    * Mini-Profile Gifs: 100 x 100px
    Posting Codes: to keep everything uniform and for the ease of our members we do require the use of posting codes. We have several pre-programmed codes that only require the push of a button to use (called “ICPOST” or “ICPOST#” when in the posting menu). We've also got a handful of additions to these post codes for added flair. Examples of these and the rest of our templates can be found here. We do not allow the use of outside posting codes, while we understand this may not appeal to everyone this requirement is mainly for those of us with sensitive eyes.
    Joining
    Applications: are given 7 days from their post date to be completed before they're archived.

    Face Claims: FC's can be actors, models or musicians only. Please make sure to check over the face claim before applying. FC's will be first come first serve so we do ask that if a FC is currently pending on an application that it not be used in a second pending application. We do allow duplication of FC's for twins, and in rare cases, non-twins. A FC dupe must always be pre-approved by the FC holder and a note of this given by the FC holder to a staff member before any app with a dupe is accepted.

    Character Age: FS's age range is 18 - 2,000, depending on character’s species (please note that we need you to stay a few years below 2000 in order to remain within the confines of this rule when birthdays are applied, so please give us at a buffer of no less than 2 years for older characters~). First names must be unique (different spellings are fine) though last names can be duplicated at will. Please check the availability of names on the member directory before applying.

    Account Registration: when registering please do so with first and last (both are required fr each character) in proper caps (John Doe). Each character will require its own sub-account. OOC accounts are encouraged but completely optional. We do have sub-accounts activated so characters can all easily be added to and then posted from via a global OOC account (walk-through on setting this up in our joining guide).

    IC Post Rule: when first joining FS you are allowed to join 2 characters at once. Every character after your first 2 will require 7 IC posts per previous character before they're accepted. This is simply to ensure that a player is actively posting each character before making more.

    Activity & Character/Content Deletion
    Posting Activity: We want FS to be an enjoyed hobby not an added stress, however for the sake of game flow we do ask that everyone post at least once a month with every character account in an active thread. This is something we will check at the end of every AC and if a character has failed to comply with this you will receive a warning on their account and be placed on a list therein giving you 1 week to post before your things are archived. This includes ALL characters, even those signed into the AC.

    Activity Checks: will happen every month from the first through the seventh. We all know real life gets in the way from time to time and if anything comes up and you feel you can’t make the AC we ask that you post on the absence thread to let us know. All characters that don’t make the AC will have their content archived and their account switched back to Pending status. If for any reason you miss the AC and your things get archived please either PM/IM a staff member or post to the moderation topic and we can pull out what you need from the archives.

    Requested Character Archiving: if for any reason you don't feel you can keep up with your character(s) or have lost muse for a specific character you can easily drop them from your roster by posting to the moderation topic thread.

    Account Deletion & Inactive Accounts: Character accounts will only be held for 2 months after their last login, we check all pending accounts after every AC and if that account hasn't been logged into for at least 2 months it will be permanently deleted from our database. Alternatively all OOC accounts will be moved to the 'Inactive' group when they miss an AC, these will be purged every 4-6 months. We don't want to discourage people from returning but we also don't want to hold onto every account we get. If for any reason your character was deleted while you were gone you're more than welcome to remake their account (their app & threads can be pulled from archives w/o fuss) and restart them.

    NOTE: All player content, unless specifically asked after, will remain on this board in the archive section and will never be deleted!

    Leadership Roles
    General: these roles are primarily noted as pack alpha's, coven or nest leaders, etc. (Note: player made gang leaders do not count under this). We would prefer players not hold more than two LR's at any given time (if additional roles are wanted we'll take it under advisement and may allow/deny depending on role in question, activity of member and or need of the LR). Applying for a LR is relativity painless, only requiring that the intended character has been active and on the site for at least 2 weeks and that you PM/IM a staff member to let us know what you’re taking before posting to the claims to update your character’s status.

    Joining: we do allow you to join a character under a LR but that character will be noted as 'pending' in the LR until the 2 week waiting period is over.

    Activity: please note that LR's do require a bit more work than regular group members, as you may be required to join in events that are applicable to the character’s group. If an LR holder has not been active or around for more than 2 weeks (or posts an away notice that places them on 'away' status for more than 2 weeks), the staff will pend the leader in question and send the player a PM. We do require that these roles remain active as not to bottleneck an entire group.

    Final Notes
    Character Freedom: we don’t want to limit people’s creativity or writing style so FS will very rarely have species caps (currently our only caps are on archangels & archdemons @6 each). Additionally we don’t care who or what you play, if you’re more comfortable playing females then by all means play all women or if you're a shifter lover, feel free to play multiples! If we ever need to cap or limit something we’ll post it in the announcements and ping the whole board.

    Species Requests: if you want something and we don't offer it, please please do not hesitate to contact staff or toss a suggestion onto our suggestion box topic! As of right now the only additions we will be making are to the fae subspecies' but we are more than open to suggestions for all species.

    Cbox Note: As a general reminder and out of common courtesy we ask all our players to keep plotting to a minimum in the cbox. We fully understand how exciting plotting is but as a means for our guests to ask us questions and general daily gab, spamming the cbox with paragraphs of info hinders both of these. Our cbox is very laid back and all inclusive and because of this we'd prefer all in depth plotting and character building to be done through the various other means that are available to you guys (PM, shippers, AIM/Skype, etc).

    Safe Place: lastly, we pride ourselves on an extremely open, friendly and most importantly safe environment for all of our members. If for any reason there are issues don't hesitate to let a staff member know so we can address it/them ASAP! We want everyone to feel safe and welcome here on FS and anything that puts this into question will not be tolerated.

  • Site Plot
    Overview
    There was no grand ta da! No sudden realization that your neighbors could conjure fire or had fleas and transformed at the whim of the moon. This world has never been anything other than what it is now, a free-for-all, a melting pot of species and people that have always been predisposed to magic. It's not a sleepy little town, we're not tucked away in the mountains somewhere and the people are no more welcoming than they are nosy.

    This is a the sprawling city of San Francisco, the city by the bay. Our city. A financial testament built around the import and export of goods and a naval hub that has a vast and rich history. A city foreshadowed by a prison that's 'not been used since forever' (a lie, to be sure) and a giant golden gate that's no more gold than it's supported solely on the hopes and dreams of your fellow man. This is the real world and we are its real people, a real and vast people that conjure and transform and hex.

    We are the clarity on the other side of the dream fog.

    We are real and this is the story of our endurance, every gritty terrible day of it.

    Plot
    We'd always been a diverse group even before the fae portal showed up some three centuries ago in what we’d later name The Golden Gate park, a preservation of both it and the old San Francisco we struggle to remember through the fog. Shifter, skinwalker and witch alike, all living in relative harmony on this little peninsula we’ve long since called home. The history books will likely tell you it was some trio of simple men that built the great bridge that readily connects us to the outside world, that our bay is home to only military vessels, or that the prison some miles out in those turbulent waters is some rundown thing that has long since been closed to the public, certainly not being used. This is no more true than it would be to say that the man living next door that hoards silver plated candlesticks isn’t a dragon, or that the doctor that stitched your arm back together wasn’t a witch.

    We can't really be fussed over these long passed little things, but what came fifteen years ago was anything but little.

    It presented itself before this, its presence small enough that it wasn’t even noticed, some nondescript second hand shop tucked away in Soma that people entered but never exited. Some years later this shop and its amusingly obvious name - [i]Purgatory[/i] - would give host to something none of us really expected. They’d come as great cracks in our capitol building, one along the marble floor, and out across the ceiling, something that could have easily been blamed on an earthquake... if we’d even had one when they arrived.

    Heaven and Hell.

    Their proximity to this city has always been joked about by those from the outside as they watched our pride marches or commented on the almost ethereal fog that never ceases to coat our city, but this was something tangible and very much real for us all. With the entrance of these heavily guarded portals would come the slow burning irritation of the fae, a long since settled species, and the top of the veritable food chain. No longer a truth.

    Our days haven’t changed all that much, not really anyway. We still struggle to get by and falter in our ability to create meaningful relationships with one another, but now, with the thought of the end portals so close at hand, some of our deeper and darker selves walk a little more uneasily than they did before. The shadows in the alleyways now have to look over their own shoulders, and judge friend or foe a bit more carefully. Why they’re even here or why they came at all is beyond most of us and likely none of our business either way.

    Details & tldr;
    * Setting: modern day San Francisco, California (fluid time)
    * Supernatural Status: out & known, for as long as anyone can remember
    * SF Portals: Fae - several hundred years. Heaven & Hell - 15 years.
    * Supe Statuses:
    Human: rare
    Witch: common
    Shifter: very common
    Skinwalker: rare
    Vampire: very common
    Fae: very common
    Angel & Demon: common
    Ghost: rare
    Eternal Hybrid: common
  • Joining Guide

    So you've stopped by to take a look at us? Awesome! Here at FS we pride ourselves on being nothing short of welcoming, warm, incredibly casual and above all a safe place for every walk of life. We have no writing requirements or strict guidelines to adhere to. We want this place to thrive but we also want FS to be a place where people can relax, kick back in the cbox and chat with their fellow writers, to make new friends and maybe even find that other garbage can that sit beside you on the curb. Whatever your writing style, wants, needs, FS is here to accommodate you! Our staff is here to help you, we have a completely open door policy, any issues, questions, needs, wants you might have we encourage you to reach out to us and let us know! We’re a friendly bunch.. Despite the fact that we are all trash.~

    FS has a pretty straight forward joining process but we’re well aware that not everyone is a jcink or forum writing pro and for those of you out there that are interested but unsure as where to start or even those of you that need a refresher on some of the newer things around jcink, we’ve whipped up this guide for you!

    The Basics
    All the normal starting stuff applies, read the rules, glance at the plot, pick your species etc. We’re happy to help with ideas and to guide you in your thought process to not only best fit the species lore but also to set you on a path that will blend you seamlessly into the world and get you plots straight out of the gate!

    Our plot is optional and just something to help guide everyone in setting a scene, it will expand and morph through events as we move forward but whether it affect your character will always be completely up to you.

    We have two census’ floating around and while we encourage variety the only thing that will ever be gated around here are the leadership roles (power positions) and the highest rank of both demon and angel, everything else is fair game. If you want a wolf shifter and we already have 12 wolf shifters just go ahead and make a wolf shifter! We want everyone to play what they want!

    Joining
    Registering: Now that you’re ready you’ll want to register, to do this you’ll click the link up on the top banner and register either an OOC account or a character account. OOC accounts are optional but we highly encourage them for ease of organization (we’ll go over this a few bullet points down) and getting ahold of players. When registering a character account make sure you register in proper caps (John Doe).

    Name Changes: If you mess up your account name or ever need to change it for whatever other reason, never fear you can change it without talking to the staff! Going into your account controls (the little cog up top on the far left), on the left hand side navigate to Personal Profile > Change Username. Just enter in the desired username and hit Send Request and voila!

    Applying: Your next step is applying. Our app, as you might notice, is rather large and has a lot of info to fill in, this is mostly to allow you to flesh out your character as much as possible before you head over to plotting. We want to make sure every character is well thought out and falls within our outlined lore. Our app history is freestyle and can be filled out however you want as long as you hit all the points outlined in the brief description on the app itself. We have no caps or minimums for any of our sections, so long as all the info is filled out you’re good to go! If for any reason you have issues with the code, please poke Sarah!

    Shippers: We use multi-character shippers here on FS as we find them far more personal and easier to manage than shipper apps, that being said this is an optional thing but highly encouraged. Sarah was kind enough to create shipper codes for us which are located in the templates section and cross posted on the shipper forum! This should be your next step, setting up a shipper will allow people to post to your shipper with plot ideas. We have an auto reply shipper code for everyone’s use, it requires only a click of a button and the topic number for your own shipper (just the #, see detailed instructions in the site templates thread). There are a lot of ways to reply to shippers and you’re free to reply however you want but we’ve found that replying directly to the other person’s shipper is by far the best for keeping things moving as it pings their parent account with an alert to remind them that they have waiting plots!

    Posting: We have a variety of post codes here on FS and they are all available through the posting form and as easy to use as pressing a button and require NO additional code! We do require that everyone use these for IC posts, to keep things uniform and easy to read for everyone. If you want to get started right away and not wait for plots we do have an open thread feature which will randomly advertise any and all open threads off to the left beneath the cbox!

    Notes
    Applications: Apps shouldn’t take us any longer than 2 days to get to and generally speaking it’ll be the same day turn over so the wait won’t be long to get you accepted and started down this crazy path with us. We do ask, on the rare occasion that it does take us a day+ to get to your app that you not pester the staff with reminders that you’re done, just like you, our staff are writers and while you might be excited we have a host of other things we are also doing behind the scenes to keep this place running, including writing (a novel idea, I know xD)!

    Claims: While you’re waiting on your application acceptance we encourage you to go fill out all your claims, these will only be accepted and filed in after you’re accepted but getting them done while you wait is perfectly fine!

    Sub-Accounts: We use the sub-account system here on FS, this system is amazing and will make your life so much easier! In your controls section there is a link off to the left that says “Edit Sub-accounts”, if you click on this you can add all your character accounts to your OOC account. Once this is done there is no need to sign in and out of or even switch your accounts to do anything.

    * When you’ve tied a character account to your parent account you’ll notice that the drop down on the nav bar now has that character’s name in it, selecting their name will switch your account to the character account without the need to sign in and out! You won’t even need to switch accounts to post from any character that’s tied together in this manner. When you’re posting there will be another drop down in the posting form (down below the actual text area) that says “Select sub-account author…”. Selecting the character the post is for will automatically post that post from the selected character! No need to switch accounts ever again. \o/

    Alerts & @ Tagging: Additionally we use the alert system which will ping your parent account with a notification (this can be accessed up top via the bell icon on the left). @ tagging is also enabled which means you can tag people in games or threads with a simple @Name which will also alert them. We've also coded in desktop alerts which will display a desktop notification when you get a new alert (you need to have the site open for this to work). If that's all a little too much for you, don't worry you can customize how you receive alerts via your control panel!

    If for any reason you still still need help please don't hesitate to contact any of our staff! We are always happy to help you and answer any and all of your questions!

  • Extended Census

    The extended, in depth version of our census. For the quick reference of our census see the piechart up top in our navigation bar!

    *
    Total
    56
    21
    4

    Species/type
    Human
    4
    1
    -
    Witch
    6
    3
    -
    Skinwalker
    1
    2
    -
    Shifter
    Canine
    7
    2
    -
    Feline
    6
    3
    -
    Bear
    -
    1
    -
    Vampire
    7
    1
    -
    Fae
    Centaur
    1
    -
    -
    Dragon
    1
    2
    -
    Jinn
    3
    -
    -
    Kelpie
    1
    -
    -
    Kitsune
    1
    -
    -
    Merfolk & Siren
    3
    2
    -
    Naga
    -
    4
    1
    Phoenix
    1
    1
    -
    Salamander
    1
    -
    -
    Sandman
    1
    -
    -
    Selkie
    -
    -
    2
    Unicorn
    1
    1
    -
    Wendigo
    -
    -
    -
    Species/type
    Angel
    Archangels
    1
    -
    1
    Seraphim
    -
    1
    -
    Angels
    -
    -
    -
    Fallen
    -
    -
    -
    Valkyrie
    2
    -
    -
    Nephilim
    1
    -
    -
    Demon
    Archdemon
    4
    -
    -
    Greater Demon
    1
    -
    -
    Demon
    -
    -
    -
    Incubus & Succubus
    2
    -
    -
    Cambion
    -
    -
    -
    Ghost
    Banshee
    -
    -
    -
    Wraith
    -
    -
    -
    Reaper
    1
    -
    -
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