The rules for players and wizards
This file is intended to be guideline to clarify several topics that
have appeared frequently on the boards. This is NOT the up-to-date rule file.
Read help rules in the help section for that.
The general principles along which this mud is run are:
Immortals should interfere as little as possible in the affairs of
Mortals can do what they want as long as they do not:
- ruin the game, or parts thereof, for the enjoyment of others.
- harass - sexually or otherwise -
Enforcement of rules is entirely up to the discretion of the arches
and keepers. Even here, interference from the arches and keepers
will be kept to the absolute minimum possible.
Use your common sense, play fair, enjoy and let others enjoy the
game! Show that you are mature enough to live in a (virtual) world
with few rules!
Xyllomer e.V. keeps the right to do anything they please with all data
input from and output of Padermud. They have the right to allow and
disallow any connections and data transfers to and from Project Xyllomer.
This system is for the use within the guildlines laid out in
these rules only.
Individuals using this computer system without authority, or in
excess of their authority, are subject to having all of their
activities on this system monitored and recorded by system
In the course of monitoring individuals improperly using this
system, or in the course of system maintenance, the activities
of authorized users may also be monitored.
Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring
and is advised that if such monitoring reveals possible
evidence of criminal activity or breaking of these rules,
system personnel may use the evidence of such monitoring and in
case of need provide it to law enforcement officials.
If you do not like this do not connect to this machine.
In order to learn about the hierarchy among the immortals, click here.
One of the basic rules for immortals in Xyllomer is that they are
not allowed to interfere in the affairs of the mortals. To this rule
there are some exceptions:
Any immortal may offer information on how to play the game, i.e. how
the mechanics of the game work, which commands are available, etc.
Hints on quests, where to find equipment, etc. is expressly
If you encounter a bug, please use the 'bug' command to report it!
If the bug prevents you from continuing to play, any immortal may
help you so that you are able to continue playing. Immortals
below the level of Emperor are *not* allowed to restore
equipment, money, skills, or experience. Any restorations
or modifications of experience, equipment, skills, money,
etc. should be handled by the Archwizards and Emperors.
If you loose equipment because of a bug it will usually be replaced by
After system-crashes and system-bugs only guilditems, artefacts and money
are restored. No compensation for other items you carried. This is a service
to help keeping the crashes from beeing to hard, if this is misused there
will be no compensation again. Do not try to cheat.
Please try to keep requests for restauration at a minimum. The Playerarch
has other duties as well.
- Commune all:
Read the help on 'commune'! Heed the warning!
Sending up prayers when not assailed by serious bugs may
result in divine retribution instead of divine intervention.
Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards -
A serious bug is one that prevents you from continuing to play! All
others should be reported by 'bug', not by 'commune'. Use of 'commune
all' without justification can be the equivalent to committing
for they are subtle and quick to anger.
- Socializing is acceptable only if it is done on your terms. Your
right to privacy and enjoyment of the game must be respected. Please
refrain from asking immortals for help that they are not allowed to
Player killing is not encouraged within Xyllomer, yet it is not
forbidden. If you are killed by a fellow player, do not expect some
divine intervention to punish the killer or to restore your character.
You may, of course, ask any mortal(s) for help, however. Most players
in Xyllomer frown upon player killing, and many experienced players
are willing to protect others against player killers. Some might even
be willing to help if you are planning to take revenge. And, there is
still the judge where you can accuse the playerkiller.
There are no fixed rules what is considered to be cheating. But use
your common sense. Any behaviour which is detrimental to the game, to
its overall balance, or that which is apt to ruin the game for other
players might provoke the intervention of the archwizards, if driven
to extremes. Whether such an intervention takes place or not is solely
up to the discretion of the archwizards and keepers. If you think that
this is unfair, well, so is life! Moreover, the archwizards have much
more important things to do than playing 'mud police.'
If you are not sure if something fits this very vague definition of
cheating, ask an archwizard.
Using more than one character at the same time
You are allowed to create as many characters as you choose, but you
should be in the game with only one of them at a time. There should be
no interaction between your separate characters, so do not, for
example, leave money with one character in a room for another to find,
or use another character as a spy in another guild.
It is _strictly forbidden_ to log in more than one character.
Player-owned boats, in their currently incomplete state, are not to
be abused. Other players cannot get access to you when you are on the
ship unless you let them. Using ships for transportation is okay, but
using them with ANY intention of staying away from other people is not
allowed. (This includes simply wanting to go idle.)
Don't! Use 'bug' to make a bug report instead, or send mail to the
If you do exploit a bug to gain experience, equipment, money,
skills, or anything else, all this (and possibly more) can be taken
away from you by an archwizard.
It is forbidden to give information on how to solve quests away or use such
information. Failiure to obey this will result in immediate removal form the
game and could even result in the total banishment of your site to stop
cheating. To give little hints if someone is stuck is ok, Quest runthroughs
Language, harassing other players
Players can say whatever they like, as long as it doesn't constitute
harassment of other players. Anyone harassing other players, sexually
or otherwise, is not welcome on Xyllomer and may be dealt with
Measures against players violating this minimal set of rules to the
detriment of the game will be taken according to the discretion of the
archwizards. Repeated offenses could lead to the immediate suspension
of your character and possibly to your being expelled from the game.
In case of such a drastic action, the archwizards must also consider
possible actions of revenge from you and they might deem it necessary
to exclude your site entirely from the game.