Our community theme revolves around characters that have lived their lives based around Miqo’te traditions.
Miqo'te as a race are described as cleaving to the old way of life, fiercely territorial, proud of their traditions, and generally unsuited for life in the city-states save a few exceptions. It is our express intent for role-play within our community to revolve around tradition-reverent Miqo'te that grew up in (player-made) Seeker of the Sun sub-tribes and Keeper of the Moon clans. City-based Miqo'te characters or characters that do not adhere to Miqo'te cultural traditions will be expected to show respect and get involved in the fold—with (at minimum) semi-reverence to Miqo'te traditions. If you, the player, have zero interest in this prospect for your character—this might not be the community for you. To clarify, these statements are not intended to dictate Out of Character participation. We acknowledge that some players approach role-play at a slower pace, and that's perfectly fine. The process of integration will be at your pace and your discretion with how deeply the character becomes involved.
If some aspect of your character does not fit within the parameters of this page, we wish to impress upon you that whatever you do in your private time is none of our business. The staff of the Celestial Dance Network are happy to compromise. As long as you respect the tone that we wish to cultivate and separate the rule-breaking aspect of your character from our community, everything should turn out peachy.
We understand you are excited to interact with canonical characters and theorize how situations would play out, but this breaks immersion for many of our members.
We hope the examples below will provide some guidance if you are confused.
It stands to reason, after all this time, that Miqo’te have settled across Eorzea and its surrounding islands, establishing a vast amount of different cultures and traditions. Keep in mind that most in the community have crafted their own culture, backstory, and headcanons for the branch or sect of a tribe that their character is from. In order to avoid stepping on the toes of other community members, we do not allow our members to claim the lore of an entire tribe or clan. We ask you to courteously reference your character’s people as a splinter, sect, sept, sub-group, or branch of a tribe or clan. Whichever term gets the job done (communicates non-exclusivity). Check if the lore you are referencing for your character is player-made. There are many Wiki/Fandom pages on the internet that describe fanon lore for various canon clans/tribes.
We are not admitting characters with the following characteristics, traits or tropes that:
Are using non-Miqo'te models.
Are under eighteen. Seven hundred-year old "ten-year-olds" need not apply. No "loli."
Are Female Nunh or female model Nunh.
Are Allagan experiments, extradimensionals, or extraterrestrial.
Are a primal or have the capability of tempering other characters.
Are non-Miqo'te species or constructs/androids - including organic or inorganic.
Have blatant Magitek or Allagan implants/prosthetics. Our community is low-tech.
Are in an incestual relationship or will be in an incestual relationship.
Hold the belief that tribe-born people are inherently regressive compared to city-living folk.
Contain a backstory where mistreatment by one gender is used as justification for the sexuality of the character.
Are Miqo'te mixed with other Spoken (and otherwise) races. (Keeper/Seeker mix is fine.)
Example: Au Ra/Miqo'te or Lalafell/Miqo'te.
Are Voidsent, permanently possessed by Voidsent, or permanently possessed in general.
Temporary spiritual possession/etc is fine.
Are native to Hingashi, Doma, the Azim Steppe, the Ruby Sea, or Ilsabard (unless you are of G’raha’s G Tribe).
Temporary spiritual possession/etc is fine.
Are based on existing characters from other media/licenses who are being ‘ported’ into the FFXIV world.
For example, we will not be allowing Sasuke’a Uchiha, a Miqo’te seeking revenge on his older brother for slaughtering the Uchiha clan, or H’arry Potter, a Miqo’te with round glasses and a lightning scar on his forehead.
Contain an f-list (or a version of /c/) or solicitous/overtly sexual phrases in their search information.
MRP/ERP without this being the main focus acceptable. Mention in carrd/character website acceptable as long as character isn't blatantly ERP-focused.
Are labeled anywhere as futa, dickgirl, shemale, cuntboy, trap, or similar transfetish tags.
Hold a position of exceptional ruling power in any canonical government or organization.
Contain systematic rape or an “abusive Nunh” and/or controlling Nunh trope in their backstories or current story.
The following criteria are by no means rules by which you must define your clan/tribe, but are instead considered the norm In Character for what a clan/tribe is. Any deviation is considered an abnormality, and characters should be prepared to deal with possibly negative reactions from other traditional communities.
The Celestial Dance Network is open to all, old hat and newcomer alike, and in the spirit of equality we wish to preserve an even playing ground for every member of the community. Opting to give your character ultra-rare abilities/artifacts/gifts/et cetera quite understandably can and will make some members of the community uncomfortable as they will feel they are no longer on an even playing field with you and your character.
To be crystal clear, In-Character romantic & sexual relationships happen organically through role-play, and we're down with that. We simply don't want it to be the main focus.
Out of Character Rules
That said—this is not an echo chamber. Constructive criticism done in the spirit of civility and/or aid is encouraged. In our character building channel specifically, we discourage criticism that ends at ‘no’ unless the concept infringes on stated CDN rules, and encourage solution-oriented critique that provides other avenues to pursue an idea.
We understand that “helpfulness” is subjective and what one individual believes has been of assistance might rub another the wrong way. We merely ask that you afford the benefit of the doubt unless proven otherwise. At that point, please approach a member in our Discord under the tag of “Arbiter.”
It is important to emphasize that the opinions and preferences of staff and other players will not always match up with yours. This is not a personal attack on your person nor a statement of CDN rules and you need to keep this in mind moving forward. Not everyone will agree—and that’s okay! It’s okay to have different boundaries and personal preferences in regards to your RP that do not match-up with our community rules, as long as you agree to abide by these tenets within the Discord and at our events. Likewise, many members of our community and even our staff members role-play lore-breaking concepts within the privacy of closed friend-groups. Candid discussion of such a nature is not a threat to our community or our rules—all we ask is that you preface it with a disclaimer that this is a concept and/or character role-played outside of the Celestial Dance Network.
Some characters may express discriminatory views In-Character, but this does not reflect the player’s views necessarily.
Please ensure that open Out of Character communication is exercised on both ends if this happens. You have the right to redirect topics or retract your participation from your role-play scenes if this type of exchange makes you personally uncomfortable.
We do not tolerate violent In-Character discrimination at our events, such as instigating assault on another character for discriminated traits.
Keep it legal, and avoid posting illegal content or soliciting or facilitating illegal or prohibited transactions. This includes RMT.