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Below The Scarps

Below The Scarps


A literate, semi-realistic Hyena roleplay that revolves around the choices of the individuals who come together to make up this clan 'below the scarps'.

465 readers have visited Below The Scarps since Hentzi created it.


Welcome to ‘Below The Scarps’! This is a literate, semi-realistic, English-language oriented roleplay set in the northern sector of Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve; a wildlife game park located in Eastern Africa. This roleplay will follow the life of a small Spotted Hyena clan that has taken up residence within an abandoned warthog den below the Mara Siria escarpment.

Here, the ‘daily grind’ is full of nasty hazards that present themselves in the raw forms of starvation, snake bites, crocodile-infested pools, clan wars, ill-tempered neighbors, unwilling prey, and drastic seasonal changes that strip the wet hide straight from behind the ears, and leave only the smartest and toughest still standing.

Will your character face the odds and strengthen the core of this clan? Or will they tear it apart and settle into their new order in the face of bold opposition? The choice is entirely yours...

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A warm welcome to those of you thinking of joining ‘Below The Scarps’! Nobody likes rules, but we’ve all got to have them; if only to let them serve as guidelines so that we can all co-exist in a somewhat civil manner. This roleplay is no exception.

No god-modding or powerplaying.

This should be fairly obvious, but it’ll be stated here so that I can point back at it later if need be. God-modding includes instigating another character’s death or injury without prior discussion and consent, taking direct control of another player’s character, or in some way making their own a bit too questionably amazing. Everybody has flaws, and your creature should be no exception to that truth.

100 words minimum, with decent grammar and spelling.
We all get writer’s block once and a while… It’s completely understandable, but assuming that you know what you’ve gotten yourself into with this literate, English-language, semi-realistic roleplay, BTS requires posts that are least 100 words long on your off days.

Keep in mind that this is semi-realistic.

Your character is allowed to speak to others of its kind, though a good deal of body language should be included within your post whenever two or more hyenas are interacting with one another. This also means that your character should not be a vegetarian by choice due to its strong moral beliefs against killing other animals, or attempt to sit the clan’s Queen down during a disagreement so that you can talk it out, or try to go about making awkward friends with your cuddly lion neighbors… You are roleplaying a very intelligent predator with a high prey drive, strong instincts, and a complex network of social skills unique to Spotted Hyenas.

Go with the flow.
Don’t respond to an eloquent, beautifully worded descriptive post that exceeds 1,000 words with a sloppy 100 word drabble that either doesn’t relate, or doesn’t follow the general flow of the roleplay. This is common sense, but I will direct your attention back to this rule if you insist on poking it with a stick and promptly claiming innocence.

Concerning violence…
It’s allowed, considering that violence is a natural and important part in the life of a hyena, though please don’t get overly graphic. Not everybody and their mother wants to read a giant and gorey description of how your character systematically dismantled a Topi calf. Be respectful of your fellow roleplayers’ comfort levels, as well as RolePlayGateway.

Concerning romance…
This is allowed as well for the same reasons as stated above, though please know that it is not the primary focus of this roleplay. We definitely love cubs, and we anticipate that some will be born in the future.. Though BTS asks that you be respectful about this as well to both your RP partners and the site itself by quietly going elsewhere for any hilariously explicit hyenae fumblings.

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The current eight-year old Queen of The Scarps.


Character Portrait: Mauti

The current eight-year old Queen of The Scarps.

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The current eight-year old Queen of The Scarps.

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