This going to be turned into a FAQ as soon as we have enough material. This should help member from other sites understand how it works when they get here.
If you have questions or suggestions, then ask away.
Q. Is this a just a bunch of duels tossed together tournament-style?
A. No. The Arena itself is the epicenter of oppression in Ridgemark. This is a role-play. The Arena is where perhaps 1/4 or 1/3 of the story will take place. This is a full Role-play that will be condensed into fan-fiction form when it is finished.
Q. What do I do if I am voted out?
A. You will be excluded from future voting and your place as 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, etc, will be final. If the other writers want you to keep writing with them (there are completely plausable reasons for doing this), then it's totally fine. What you do with your character at this point is up to you, however, and none of the other writers can force you to kill, defame or even keep role-playing that chara if you don't want to.
Q. I don't have any idea what's going on. Do you have a Prologue, or something?
A. The Prologue has been posted Here
Q. Will it involve Redwall Abbey?
A. No. This will be taking place in a place called Ridgemark. No major landmarks will be borrowed from the Redwall world. An occassional reference to "Mossflower" is fine, however.
Q. What does the Arena look like?
A. A 3D Sketch-up of the Arena is being put together. We may also provide a map of Ridgemark.
Q. Can I role-play with a wolf/wolverine/exotic creature?
A. Mainstream species only. If they don't appear in every Redwall book, then it isn't allowed. I know that seems harsh, but it really prevents some awkward posts. With exotic species, there is always a discrepancy between the way RP'er 1 sees the honeybadger/wolf/rattlesnake, and how RP'er 2 sees it.
Q. Can a play a goodbeast rat/weasel/wolf?
A. Vermin and goodbeasts will be a mixed bunch in this role-play and cooperation will be required between their cultures. By the nature of the story, vermin will have some morals, but be laregly evil, and goodbeasts will demonstrate and evil streak.
Q. Magic allowed?
A. No. Sorry. No seer capable of anticipating moves, no psychics, no super-beast strength, etc.
Q. How will RL and RS be working together?
A. As of yet, Redwall Survivor Forums is merely advising us on how to operate our contest. Whether we will work together in another other capacity is -as of yet- unlcear.
Q. What is the format for the application?
A. Follow this format for your profile: Here
Q. What is a Mentor?
A. A sponsor in the games. They pay for entry into the games, as well as pay for food and quarters near the Arena. One or more of these Mentors will help to train all the fighters from their colony.