Le Jardin Mystique

Social Classes (Theme)
IC: In Character (Virtual mode -the character being played)
OOC: Out of Character (Real Life mode -the player behind the character)
RL: Real Life (Life outside the domain of the MUCK)

One of the main themes in BDSM is the concept of slavery, which is an idea that falls squarely within the dualism of Dominance and submission. This concept naturally divides the population into two categories: the Dominant and submissive, the Owner and the owned. This is reinforced on Le Jardin Mystique (LJM) within its class system which consists of Free Citizens (Dominants and Owners) and slaves (submissives and the owned). For those who are new to BDSM as well as to clarify how LJM's system works to those more familiar, the following explanations of the dichotomy of Citizen and slave is given:

  • Free Citizens are those who are Dominants, Owners, or those who do not wish to be owned. They are allowed to own property, build freely, and receive weekly payments from the Bank.
  • Slaves -are- property. They may not own property, build freely without consent, or receive money from the Bank. No real estate, objects, or lodging, will be kept as property by a slave. A slave may be owned by a Citizen or a group of Citizens. A slave may build property for their owner(s) and have lodging and/or possessions allowed with consent from their owner(s) but may not have any otherwise.

The role of the slave:
Slaves, by choosing to be so (OOCly), have elected to deal with the following possible consequences of that choice:

  • To be owned, sold, bought, freed, etc.
  • To be used, loved, neglected, etc.
  • To live as a second class citizen.
  • To be unable to own property, build, or gain money from the Bank.
As to the question of being owned upon arrival to this world, a few possibilities exist:
  • Option one: To be unowned and unattached. For those in our population who are slaves, you should have slave tags readily visible. The best way to handle this so everyone can see it is to use the registry program. Use 'registry #help' (without quotes) for info. You will be expected to take up lodging in the Ruby Road Hostel, found one block south of La Place de Jardin. These slaves have no IC protection from any source, and must fend for themselves. All players have equal OOC protection.
  • Option two: To be owned by a Citizen. There are a number of ways to accomplish this. A slave could be owned upon arrival to this world, if a Citizen claims them as their property within a week of the slave's arrival. In this case, the Citizen informs the Procurement Officer of the proposed arrangement. The Procurement Officer then verifies OOC consent from both parties, and upon receipt of consent, will register the arrangement as legal at no cost to the Citizen.

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