a whole new world

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Welcome to the island country of Ognos, home to humans, Beasts, Shades, and Spirits. After a 300 year "silent war", the humans and Beasts have at last grown weary of leading lives filled with pointless bloodshed and ignorant fear. A tentative treaty has been established, these two very different cultures now meeting for the first time as something less than friends, but more than enemies. But such a fresh and fragile peace may yet be short-lived: someone, something not of this land stalks the people of Ognos, leaving chaos and corruption in their wake. Demon, god, or something in-between, this new threat will test us in new and terrible ways. We must stand together, or fall apart... but can centuries of grief and distrust truly be set aside so quickly, even in the face of such a terrifying foe?

About the Game

Kinship is a play-by-post roleplaying game set in an isolated country on a fantasy planet. Intended to have something for everyone regardless of their skill level, writing experience, or available time, we aim for a chill, friendly environment you can hop in and out of as the mood suits. We offer a wide variety of features including two humanoid races to pick from, shapeshifting, magic-wielding Beasts or politically powerful, technology-adept humans; Spirits or Shades, familiar-like beings who act as secondary characters; tons of character development options; various opportunities to explore and experience the world; and the ability to forever leave your mark on the site through discoveries, feedback, and in-game participation!

About the Beta

Kinship's first beta version launched on November 26th, 2019; our second beta landed April 12, 2020. We are now in our third and (we think) final beta which opened August 16, 2020! There have been a lot of changes from beta to beta and this version is literally a whole new site, so make sure you read up on the latest details in the Begin section! If you want to take a deep dive, we've got a few resources started in the Lexicon - help us flesh out the Lexicon, and the world, through in-game participation! We are in a stable beta this round, meaning most features are pretty set now and major site-changing updates will be rare; that being said, we do reserve the right to add, update, or remove features as needed in this (or subsequent) versions. If you have ideas, or would like to see something happen, let us know by posting on the Inbox!


We are currently home to 3 players, 8 characters, and 5 Bonded.
This version is our third beta and officially opened August 16, 2020.
Beta 1 ran Nov 26, 2019 - Apr 11, 2020 & Beta 2 ran Apr 11, 2020 - June 26, 2020

kinship © signe & friends, 2019 and beyond
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