Joining the Garden

Date: 01/11/2014 at 21:51
From: Tecton, the Terraformer
To : Everyone
Subj: Joining the Garden

Ever wish you could help shape Achaea? Do you secretly desire to take on more of a "game master" role, designing elaborate plots and scenarios to challenge and amaze adventurers? Now's your chance, with applications now being open for Celani! This is your chance to leave behind the shackles of a mortal existence and take on the mantle of one of our Pantheon.

We're currently seeking applicants with a very strong roleplaying focus. Successful candidates will be adept at thinking on their feet, and won't shy away from diving into immersive player interaction on any scale. If you think you have what it takes to craft and execute compelling and consistent roleplaying events, please read on!

In order to apply, you must meet the following criteria:
- You must be 18 years or older IRL. Sorry, minors!
- You must have, at absolute minimum, at least 500 hours of playing time.

Now, here's what you must include in your application, in a plain-text, non-formatted email to

1. Your real name.

2. Your real age.

3. If you are primarily a student, tell us your school and your course of study. Otherwise: your real occupation and your company's name.

4. Your character(s) in Achaea and what you have accomplished through those characters, especially any leadership positions you have held or other noteworthy achievements.

5. Why you think we should make you a Celani (keeping in mind that Celanihood precedes Godhood, so also why you think you should have the chance to be a God).

6. Why you want to do this, knowing that you will have to completely cut off ties with other (mortal) players and leave behind all that you accomplished as a mortal player.

7. Two flawless room descriptions of 80+ words each. You MUST READ the section on room descriptions at the bottom of the HELP MORTAL BUILDERS file and follow the writing guidelines therein. DO NOT SKIP THIS. The MAJORITY of applications I've received in the past have ignored some part of the explicitly stated writing guidelines. What this tells me is that you lack attention to detail and the ability to follow given instructions, and neither of these traits make good Celani candidates.

8. A brief outline for an IC event, totalling 100 - 200 words. This should be of the scale that you see in our regular EVENTS news posts, and should involve at least two of Achaea's player-run organisations (i.e. Cities, Houses).

9. Any special experience outside of Achaea that you think might help you in Celanihood, such as customer service background or writing experience.

Strong writing skills are a must, as is the ability to work within an often demanding and perfectionistic team environment. Other traits that will help you: consistency, creativity, improvisational skills, storytelling ability, maturity, attention to detail, dependability, and above all, a love of Achaea and the world we co-create here.

Your application MUST be received by 23:59 GMT on Sunday, January 19 (7pm Eastern, 4pm Pacific, and 10am (Mon) Sydney).

Penned by My hand on the 8th of Mayan, in the year 644 AF.