TITLES - Achaea Online Help

4.7 TITLES

Titles: What are They?
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Titles in Achaea are up to 50 characters before and after your name. The part
before your name is called the prefix. The part after is the suffix. This means
you could have a 20 character prefix and 30 character suffix, or any
combination thereof to max of 50 characters.

For instance: The Bakhu, Rider of the Apocalypse.
PREFIX: The
NAME  : Bakhu
SUFFIX: , Rider of the Apocalypse"


How do You Get a Title?
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To gain a title, someone powerful must grant it: house leader, a high-ranking
member of your city, or a Divine Patron.

  DO NOT ISSUE ASKING FOR A TITLE!

You may, however, politely submit an issue requesting a title be removed. This 
may or may not be done for you, depending on the title and why you have it.


Can I Ask any God for a Title?
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You can do anything you want. For those of you who wish a long life, read on.

  DO NOT ASK JUST ANY IMMORTAL or GOD for a TITLE!

If you ask a God for a title or title change, be quite sure that that Immortal
is a patron of some organisation of which you are a member! If that Immortal
is not a patron of yours in any sense, then it's time to notify next of kin
and set your worldly affairs in order.


Fees
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Changing someone's title costs 50 gold per suffix or prefix changed. Everyone
gets the first prefix and suffix free.

You can see an adventurer's titles by typing HONOURS <adventurer>.

Rules for titles:
1) A title is just that, a title. It is not a sentence.
2) No acronyms in titles (TGO, OJB, etc).
3) Overly silly titles (our discretion) are bad.
4) Titles that imply you are immortal, or a god, are bad
   ("The Goddess of...," "The mighty Celani," etc.)
5) Titles that purposely attempt to obscure your name are bad.
   ("Jack Nimby, Proficy Valaria, Ralph, Silvaria" for example)
6) Make sure that references to immortals are OK with them.
   ("Danniko, Maya's minion": be VERY SURE that Maya is OK with it.)


Good titles:
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Lancelot, the Lion-hearted.
Druid Lancelot Fionuaidh.
Freya Xanne Kaer-Leigh
Lord Buckthorn of Ceylon


Bad titles:
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The Lancelot Project
Smiling sweetly, Beth the Pouncer


Generally, shorter is sweeter. Trying to cram all sorts of information into
your title just makes you look silly. In any case, most of you have perfectly
acceptable titles. It's just a few that don't, and you will likely be hearing
from us.