Tonan is an original Fantasy world with a medieval setting, and a back-story that spans aeons. The current back-story was put together by the community of Evernight Games in 2007. The purpose, to tie together a selection of previously disconnected story-lines that date back as far as 1997.
If you have not already familiarised yourself with the site rules and roleplay rules, your first step should be to read the RULES THREAD
Once done, your next stop should be the `Important Roleplay & Storyline Information
You might also find it useful to visit the Gallery
. In addition to artwork depicting the various races of Tonan, roleplay resources such as maps and runic scripts can be found.
You may like to save a bookmark to the Stories of Tonan forum category. This area contains a map of the whole of Tonan, plus active topic lists of all current roleplay occurring within the Tonan sub-forums. Stories of Tonan - Active RP list
There are a selection of sub-forums making up the Stories of Tonan play-by-post roleplay game.
`Plotting the Story [OOC]
` is the primary out of character forum used to plan current roleplay stories. When starting a new thread in one of the roleplay forums it is good practice to also create a thread in the OOC forum. If you have found a thread that you would like to join, your first step should be to locate and then post your intention in the appropriate OOC thread. This forum is also the home to official threads giving information about the Tonan world.
The OOC forum also has a couple of sub-forums.
` is a new forum where you may create a thread for each of your characters. You may chose to format your character thread however you wish. The purpose is to provide a place for others to get a better idea about your characters. You could also use these threads to track the storyline of your character is it moves from thread to thread.
`Behind the Scenes
` is an OOC forum dedicated to discussion of future plot ideas, world development, race development etc. Threads in this forum are all works in progress, and should not be considered as finalised information. Information will be posted in the `Plotting the Story [OOC]
` forums once finalised. Posting about future events discussed in this forum, but not yet finalised would be considered as Metagaming.
Roleplay itself takes place in the other Stories of Tonan forums. Other than an initial paragraph in the first post of a thread, giving a little bit of information and linking to the OOC thread, or a section at the end of a thread linking to the next thread in a sequence. All content posted within forums with the [RP] suffix must be in character.
As it currently stands, the majority of the population of Tonan are now living in the region to the very East of the primary continent 'Tismad'. This region is broken into the following areas.
`Within the Empire [RP]
`The Disputed Kingdoms [RP]
`The Land of Istan [RP]
`The Free Cities [RP]
Each of these forums has a map containing a selection of major cities, and subforums for the major cities within the territory. These city forums are a recent addition, and we are currently working towards defining each city in more detail. If the idea of helping design these cities appeals to you, please help out in the `Temporary City Development Forum
Of the main Stories of Tonan RP forums this `The Disputed Kingdoms [RP]
` subforum is the only area where knowledge of what's happening in the Monarchy Browser-based game might be useful. This particular roleplay zone has been created primarily as a place to roleplay the ongoing wars between the three factions.
The rest of Tonan (although mostly uninhabited) can also be accessed by your roleplay characters by posting in the subforums of `Beyond the Eastern Mountains [RP]
`. These include:
`The Desert of Decay [RP]
`Return to Tismad [RP]
`The Magical Island of Maxim [RP]
`The Lost Island of Mo-Pri [RP]