getting a start in bellona
what is this place?
Libertas is a play-by-post panfandom rp set in the fictional sky city of Bellona. Our setting is high tech, futuristic and inspired by film noir. Characters are brought here by the city's leader, a figure known only as the Consul. They do not remember all of their past lives, and many have made new ones here in Bellona completely unaware that they have left their own world behind.
We aim to build on characters, adapting them to the setting and seeing how the pressures of their new lives shape their journeys in to the future. As such, we operate on a shipper app that focuses on future plots and relationships, and encourage our members to plot widely outside their fandom as well as have fun and play around with our futuristic setting!
what are the activity/posting requirements?
We do not have any activity requirements or word counts. We hold a monthly roll call to check to see who is around. Our members post with a variety of lengths, styles and speeds. You can find out more about how people play by reading the information provided on their OOC Account.
how do i get started?
The very minimum you need to know to play here can be found in our city information thread. If you wish to know more about out setting, you can find additional setting information in our tech in bellona thread.
Once you feel familiar enough with our concept and setting, fill out our profile template and follow the instructions in that thread. We ask that you do not include too much of your character's past in the profile. If you wish to elaborate on where your character has come from, you may do so in your member profile, which can be edited via 'my controls'.
what kind of characters can i play?
You can play any canon character from any format - literature, TV, video games, comics, etc. We have very few restrictions in regards to characters. If they can be fit in to our setting, you are more than welcome to play them here! Please be aware, however, that some authors do not like their characters used in fanfiction and RP. We ask that you do not play these characters, and respect the wishes of their original creators.
what jobs can my characters have?
There are plenty of occupations available in Bellona, to suit any kind of character. We have positions open for the Consul's advisors, as well as openings in the main branches of the Bellona city government, and their smaller branch on Port Aurelia. There are opportunities for artists, inventors, entrepreneurs and students within the city itself, as well as places for those who are less than law-abiding to hide and carry out their own work.
You may wish to consult our factions guide if you are having trouble finding a home for your character! We accept all characters and their work that fit our city setting - if you are unsure, you are welcome to message a staff member for clarification.