gohyang or gohyang-myeon is a provincial seaside town in uljin county, north gyeongsang, known for their cattail-based products, fresh snow crab, and other seafood.
gohyang is nicknamed “cat town” or “cattail town” by south koreans because of the early legend that the town’s area was previously inhabited by only cats, who were then adopted by early korean settlers.
the cats passed away after a happy and safe life, becoming the cattails that grew in the ground. during this time period, koreans had a more negative view of cats, and since the cats in gohyang (formerly known as the town goyang before 1413) were treated well, they rewarded their human owners and their descendants with fertile land and lots of great fishing seasons. the current name of the small town also suits the legend because it was considered the “hometown” (고향면) of korea’s cat population.
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Rule 01: faceclaim of choice must be 21 years old or higher at the time of applicatoin. your oc's age can be added or subtracted by 3 years as long as it is still 21 years old or above.
Rule 02: any faceclaim from the korean entertainment industry is allowed, as long as they are allowed to be roleplayed (not deceased, problematic [criminal charges & conviction, especially]), or did not ask to be roleplayed.
please note: until further notice, there will be a limit on non-korean faceclaims to maintain the realism of the realism of the rp’s setting, a small provincial town in south korea.
Rule 03: racebending is strictly not allowed. this means you cannot change your character's ethnicity. (ex. kim soohyun cannot be changed to be chinese, japanese, or half-chinese, etc.) nationality is flexible, faceclaim/character ethnicity is not. name of character should align with their faceclaim's ethnicity, unless they're american, canadian, etc. (ex. jennifer huh also being huh yunjin)
Rule 04: strictly no genderbending allowed if faceclaim does not explicitly state that they are trans/non binary in real life.
rule 05: both model and married faceclaims are acceptable, as long as they fit the other conditions (being 21 years old or older). fashion models are allowed since they're part of the korean entertainment / media industry and are public figures, as long their age can be verified. instagram influencers / youtubers are not allowed.
Rule 06: muns are only allowed one faceclaim per idol group. this is disregarded if the faceclaim is an ex-member.
(ex. red velvet's joy as an actor but also an idol is allowed vs. gong jiho currently only an actress and ex-member of oh my girl is now allowed).
disbanded group members are also exempt, as long as they are not in the same group currently (ex. chaewon and sakura both from iz*one and lesserafim).
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Rule 08: due to the nature of the rp being an aurp, it is a requirement for the characters to have oc full names (surname and given name both changed) or oc given names (surname of fc remains, but this is heavily discouraged) to keep the authenticity of it being au. we are avoiding any deep association to the faceclaims for authenticity's sake and for easier ccs.
Rule 09: any occupation is allowed, as long as it fits within the small town setting. if you have doubts about your character's occupation, you may ask an admin for help or you can address them in the comments before you join.
Rule 10:until further notice, there will be a limit on rich/wealthy backgrounds. until further notice, we encourage your character to have a middle-class (upper-class at best) or lower-class background in order to remain realistic to the small-town setting and balance out the different classes of society.
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It is said that cats are aware of God's existence. Cats know that people act as middlemen to god's will. – kedi (2016 documentary)