Shadowklan members seek to group with other klanners. This is encouraged and expected. Shadowklan grouping is always the highest priority.
How we see others:
Non-klanners, especially piinkis, are seen as inferior and grouping with them is seen as a necessary evil on certain occasions. In this case, klanners will make use of piinkis and non-klanners but never become "friends" or seek them out. Klanners may exact tribute from a piinki in exchange for grouping with the clan or receiving assistance.
The ROI (rules of interaction) are intended for encounters with non-clanners. These encounters are expected to be limited or unplanned.
The 3 grouping scenarios:
Ordinary grouping: with Shadowklan alliance members.
Extraordinary grouping: PUG (pick up group) with piinkis or non-klanners.
Sanctioned Extraordinary grouping: special relationship individuals or guilds or special events (dragon raid for example).
Because Shadowklan permits grouping with non-klanners this does not mean that klanners (the players) can bypass rules by creating non-clan characters that will interact with the clan on a regular basis.
Another problem could arise where a klanner's piinki guild regularly groups or assists the klanner. Members may play as non-clan characters but these must be kept distinct from their klanner identity. Shadowklan provides a venue for anonymous and truly immersive role play.
The clan may develop ties with a non-Shadowklan guild but regular grouping with such a guild would need to be sanctioned by the leadership.
It is also possible a klanner or the clan as a whole develops good relationships with individuals who are not in any way affiliated with the clan. In this case, the leadership could lay out special ROI with these persons or guilds.
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