1. All players are expected to follow the rules of River Cove at all times, both in character and out of character.

2. Plagiarism in any form will not be tolerated.

3. The Admin staff reserve the right to Strike or remove a character without prior/notice or strikes. The Command Staff also reserve the right to issue more than one strike if necessary.

4. Players are required to post a minimum of twice a month.

5. New players will be required to post something within their first two weeks. A full week's grace period will be granted following that, and finally, removal from the sim if no posts are made.

6. All posts must be a minimum of 500 words in length.

7. All players must follow the Leave of Absence Policy:

Leave of Absence (LOA) - If you will be away for 7 days or more (also if you have a JP going and will not be able to reply within 4 days)

Extended Leave of Absence (ELOA) - For any absence in excess of one full calendar month. If away for more than 1 full calendar month may be required to step down from ranking position if applicable and return to any available/applicable position upon return.

Absent Without Leave (AWOL) - Not being in contact and not logging into the site for 14 days or more without requesting LOA or ELOA. Can result in instant removal or a strike.

8. No abuse will be accepted towards anyone.

9. Any breach of the rules will result in a strike or removal from River Cove.

10. The strike system is as follows (This is a guide to the Strike system and doesn't necessarily have to be followed in this manner):

1st Strike - Informal Reprimand

2nd Strike - Demotion by one or more ranks (depending on the severity of the offence), With a possible removal from their ranking position if applicable.

3rd Strike - Removal from the site.

The Admin staff can use more than 3 strikes if they deem it necessary. However, any strike beyond the second strike will result in removal from a ranking position.