Big Brother 11: Shadowed Forest Hosted by @Jadethepokemontrainer & @Alfze You walk outside from your small, disheveled hut and into the streets of the village. The day is just like every morning, at least that’s how it appears. The sun is shining, not a cloud to be seen in the bright blue sky, birds chirping in all directions. Smiling, you think to yourself how great a day this is shaping up to be. The market has always been loud and bustling on the weekend, but on this particular day that is not the case. As you walk through the rows of stands, the merchants and farmers whisper among each other, looking confused and worried. This was the first sign that everything was not as normal as you had first thought. You wave to the baker, the one who always waves back with a huge smile on their face. Today however, he just nods at you, looking as confused as everyone else around. After navigating through the maze that is the weekend market, your feeling of excitement for the day rapidly sinking to a sense of dread, you finally reach the center. You always come here to listen to the local music or, on rare occasions, the music of a traveler from a far off land. You shouldn’t be surprised however, when you arrive to find no music, and not even a single musician. In fact, the whole square is… completely empty. Empty that is, except for one person. A rather tall figure, perhaps an elf? Though you’ve never actually met a proper elf before, and the hat on their head covers up their ears, preventing any sort of confirmation. On their belt hangs a small blade, and under their right arm is a jumbled stack of papers. "A-ha! I’ve been looking all over for you!" This stranger, who you have never even seen in your life before, seems to brighten when they notice you, and runs up to you, papers flying from under their arm. As they approach, upon further inspection, you notice they are wearing the king's colours; a purple top with gold plated pants, the King’s crest in the middle of his shirt, and the words ‘Hello! My name is Alistair!’ are etched into his right breastplate. All of this strikes you as very strange garb for someone to be wearing, but that thought is quickly lost once he reaches you and hands you one of his papers. You realize it is a flyer as you glance over it: Spoiler You look up from reading the flyer to realize...the man is gone. Off in the distance, you can see the Wiseman’s Wood, and behind that, the Kings castle. You seem to have only two choices: leave for the woods now, or stay behind and resume your normal life (and become a square)… Welcome to Pokebeach Big Brother 11: Shadowed Forest! Big Brother is a game full of socializing, strategizing, and competition-playing. In this game, you must always expect the unexpected, and keep this in mind throughout the whole journey. To have a chance at playing the game, you must fill out this application, but first please read this entire post(you don't have to read the flavour if you really don't want to, but please read everything after this point)! There is tons of information to be found that is very important, especially if you are new to Big Brother. Speaking of being new, don’t forget to check out the PBB Wiki, which also contains plenty of information that could be useful down the line... Spoiler: Game flow and terminology If you’re familiar with the regular flow of the Big Brother game, you will notice that the game flows exactly the same as normal. However, the terms with which everything is referred to has been altered to fit the theme. Each week will play out just as it normally would, pending any possible twists that may or may not appear... The Deemed (This games name for Houseguest). You have been deemed worthy of competing to rule Westeria by the King and his Assistant. Thus, throughout the game, you will be referred to as The Deemed. Shadowed Forest Clearing (This game's name for living room). This is just terminology for the place where all ceremonies will take place. The King The King is the host of this game, the character that your host will be playing within the flavour. The King is never given a name other than The King. Alistair Alistair is another character within the flavour, and the King’s right-hand man. He may not be quite what he seems... Taste of Ruling (This game's name for Head of Household). The Taste of Ruling competition (ToR), is the first competition played at the beginning of every week. Everyone excluding the previous ToR competes in this competition, the winner gaining immunity and control over tagging for the week. Tag of the Wanted (This game's name for nomination ceremony).Following the ToR competition, the new ToR must “tag” two Wanted to place on the chopping block. These two players are now up for banishment, and they risk being banished from the game. Sceptre of Safety (This game's name for Power of Veto). The Sceptre of Safety competition (SoS), is played directly after the Wanted are tagged. The ToR, the two Wanted, and three other randomly drawn Deemed will be the only players in this competition. The winner can then choose to save one of the Wanted, and also gains immunity from being tagged for the rest of the week. If someone is saved, the ToR tags a new Wanted. The Banishing (This game's name for eviction ceremony). The last of the events to happen each week, this is the elimination. The Deemed will each vote for one of the two Wanted to leave the game (the two Wanted and the ToR do not vote). The Wanted with the most votes will be banished, and out of the game. King’s Court (This game's name for the Jury). Eventually, after a certain number of weeks, it will be announced that everyone remaining will either be a part of the final two, or a part of the King’s Court. After this stage, when a player is banished, they will be appointed to the King’s Court, and will ultimately vote to decide who wins at The Crowning. The Crowning (This game's name for the finale). At the end of the game, only two players will remain. At this point, these two remaining players will face the King’s Court and plead their case for why they deserve to win the game. The Court has the opportunity during this time to ask the final two any questions they have about their game, to make things clearer. Then, the Court votes for who they think deserves to win, and the player with the most votes will be crowned the winner of the game and the new king of Westeria. Spoiler: The Rules The game can not be discussed with any member of the audience or any previously eliminated player. Upon elimination, please leave any alliance chats you are a part of. Or, if someone you are in an alliance with is eliminated, remove them from the alliance chat. Alliances are a very large part of the game. Thus, they are permitted and highly encouraged, and you may make as many as you would like. Alliances can be made through Discord group DMs, just make sure that the host is always included. One-on-one discussions should also always include the host. Screenshots will be necessary throughout the game for submitting scores, so make sure you are able to do so. When submitting your scores, you must show proof that the score belongs to you. There must be at least two forms of confirmation shown with your score. Anything from a PBB tab, to a tab with your username, to a notepad with your username, as long as you have two forms of proof you are good. While score screenshots are necessary for sharing with the host, you can not share them with any of your fellow players. Sharing a screenshot of a conversation with another player, your score, or anything game related with someone else besides the host is very strictly prohibited. Logs however, are allowed. When submitting for a competition, if you feel that a score you submit is the one you want to keep, you may send LOCKED (capital and bold) following said submission in your diary room. This will lock in the submission, and guarantee it to be your final submission. If you do lock in a score, you can not take the lock back. Locking is not necessary, but if everyone locks before the deadline, the competition will end early. If not everyone locks in, the competition will simply end at the given deadline. NO PREGAMING. Pregaming is where you actively try to create alliances or connections with other people before the game begins. If you are caught pregaming, you will not be casted. If someone tries to pregame with you, please inform the hosts. Throwing is allowed, but only to a very minimal extent. During a competition, you may throw, but you have to submit for the competition before you announce you are throwing. For flash comps, you will have to submit a screenshot of the game, and then if you want to throw you can announce that and your score will be a zero. Please abide by the spirit of the rules, not just the exact words. Loopholing the rules is strictly prohibited. If you have questions about the rules, simply ask and I will clarify any misunderstandings. Please ask me questions about whatever you’re confused about or if you’re ever unsure if something is okay or not. I will do my best to answer whatever you want to know and will be much more lenient on stuff as long as you’ve consulted me, so just ask and all will be good. Spoiler: Inactivity There will be no competition bans for failing to submit for anything. However, that doesn't mean you won't be penalized. For every competition you fail to submit for (and also fail to tell me that you are unable to submit), you will receive a competition penalty on the next competition. If you fail to submit your tagging/sceptre usage/retagging on time, you will receive a double competition penalty and be given 12 hours to post the necessary thing, after which, if you have not submitted, your decision will be completely randomized. If you fail to submit a vote, you will receive a double competition penalty, but will not be given time to make up your vote. The competition penalties are as follows: 1st Offense: 10% reduction in score in your next competition. 2nd Offense: 25% reduction in score in your next competition. 3rd Offense: 40% reduction in score in your next competition. 4th Offense: 60% reduction in score in your next competition. 5th Offense: REMOVAL It is perfectly valid to submit scores or decisions on a provisional basis (e.g. in case I don't get online to vote by deadline, my vote is for Jade, but don't lock that decision in) and you will not be given any sort of penalty if you cannot get online by then (since I'll just be able to do what you told me to). It is also perfectly fine to tell me you can't submit for a comp or you want to submit a zero or something. If you are not submitting for a competition, as long as I know in advance that you won't submit, you will not be penalized. I will be as accommodating as possible as long as you keep me informed. Shoutout to NP and Lorde because I stole some of this from their OPs :U Applications will end on October 1st at 4pm EST.