. The Rut 2015 . (Finished!)

The Rut event has ended. Thank you to everyone who participated for making it a successful experience. And a special thank you for Aivilo, whom has brought massive change and convenience to the event this year!

I'd like to encourage users to post any thoughts, ideas and critique on the Discussion Blog so that we can aim to make the next event better.

Thank you, and until next year!


This event starts on the 21st of SEPTEMBER and ends on the 5th of OCTOBER.

Hello and welcome to year 6 of the annual Rut event!

In reality the Rutting Season is a time where does gather and stags attempt to round them up for breeding. In their quest for romance, the stags are faced with many challenges, such as battling other challengers for the right to pass on their genes and, in turn, ultimately win the attention of the does, who only want the best of the lot. It is an impressive spectacle for nature enthusiasts all over to observe.

In The Endless Forest where reality is altered and the rules of nature do not apply so much, The Rut is an organized event (a game if you will) in which characters of all types gather simply for the thrill and entertainment of reenacting its concept.

This is a perfect opportunity for Endless Forest Characters to prove themselves to one another, expand their social circle and have a good time.



  • The Rut: There will be battles (discouraging any excessively violent behaviour however), a bit of claiming and temporary territory establishment. Remember these behaviors only apply to other members of the event, and constant poor treatment towards anyone not participating or Nameless/Newbies can lead to being kicked out of the event. There will be no rutting outside the event times.

  • Respect & Responsibility: It is important that everyone maintains respect for not only their fellow participant, but also people who have nothing to do with the rut. If someone doesn't want to be involved, treat them as you would on average circumstances. Everyone involved is our (the moderators) responsibility, so don't abuse it!

  • As far as realism goes: No godmoding/powerplaying. Whether your character is powerful or not, have respect for each other. Your character will grow tired, and it would not be fair on anyone if you should win all the fights. No especially fast healing, even if it's offered by another character. Keep it real. Keep it fair.

  • Mature Content: This event is supposed to be friendly to all audiences, so please behave in a manner safe for all ages. We don't want to see any adult behavior!

  • Sanctuary: There will be no rutting at major locations such as the Gods statues, Ruins, Poppy Patch, Crying Idol, Pond, The Old Oak, De Drinkplaats, Blue Bowl, and the Playground.

  • How you want to play: There are no need for gender roles. Males, females, other, it doesn't matter. Pick the position your character will be happiest in. While IC prejudice is allowed, make sure it makes sense. Do not mix OOC knowledge with IC knowledge, especially for more ambiguously expressing characters. Try to make sure that your enjoyment isn't at the unfair expense of others, we want everyone to have a chance to enjoy the event to its fullest!

  • Romance & Fawns: It is up to the player whether your character should fall in love and/or have a fawn as a result of the Rut. This is something for you as players to work out between yourselves; your responsibility. Unlike its wild counterpart, breeding is not the goal of this event. Rather, we encourage you to enjoy yourselves, meet new people and make friends. But that's not to say we're against the idea of your character to perceive it as a chance to breed!

  • While we are understanding of Plots and IC, we do not want ANY ideologically sensitive material to associated with the rut. For example: rape and sexual harassment. This is supposed to be a game enjoyable for everyone. Anyone caught breaking this rule will be kicked out of this year's event immediately. You can do your plots outside the event.
If anyone is an active breaker of these rules, they may be reported via email to the moderators. We will look into it.



This section is for the characters who wish to participate with a show of brute strength. The fighters who can handle the stress of protecting and impressing the Judges whilst driving away other strong Competitors and cheeky Challengers.

Consider your characters' pros and cons carefully before taking this position. It is highly energy demanding and your characters may very well become exhausted during the course of the rut. And remember: the bigger the character, the stronger they hit, however the sooner their energy drains. Keep it fair.
Challengers are generally smaller, younger and/or less experienced characters who stand little chance against the more advanced Competitors. However, they may well be faster and have enough wit to think of a plan to get around this. Challengers need to be more cunning if they want to impress the Judges.

This position can be more fun as you don't have the great responsibility of guarding a harem, and you can choose to harass the Competitors just for the hell of it. (But make sure not to be too relentless, all that running about will be tiring!)

The Judges are the true masters of the rut, the center of attention. It is up to them to decide where all the action will take place. It is they who judge the worth of every participating character.

The praise of the Judges is what every Competitor and Challenger wants to gain. Whether it's a victory or loss, it's up to each individual Judge to decide whose display is the most impressive; be it because of strength, wit, or bravery. Be critical and don't settle for less!
Involved non-participants are for the people and their characters who don't directly want to participate, however do not mind if your character interacts with them as though they were. Be it any form of interaction, rut-based or not. They may react as they would under normal circumstances or have a more creative way of interacting with the participants!



>Apply Here!<

TEF Rut Application How To by Aivilo, refer to this for any questions, or contact the mods if you can't listen to the video for whatever reason! (Subtitles are available on the video!)

Optional: Chrome Extension that'll enable tabs to show at the top of the Participants list.



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This page is run by Faustt, Veedeer, Unplugged, and Aivilo. If you need to contact us for any reason, please don't hesitate to email us at:

Vee: vee-vee-vee@hotmail.co.uk
Aivilo: AiviloTEF@outlook.com
Unplugged: arciawuzhere@hotmail.com

If you have any suggestions or critique for us, please comment on this blog! It would be very helpful!

It begins. Make sure this

It begins.
Make sure this page is bumped regularly, so that users yet to apply are aware it's here!
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Tracking :3 I filled out my

Tracking :3 I filled out my application... if it doesn't send in or if there are issues, please tell me.
Sabel, Sam

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*hurls Kostya at

*hurls Kostya at it*

and it ate his image for some reason glksfnhs
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o_ o" scary xD That aside,

o_ o"
scary xD

That aside, the map locations are agreeable :3 I'm so happy to be able to participate more than last year. Or well.. when I was here xD
Sabel, Sam

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Draak wrote:EDIT: and it ate

Draak wrote:
and it ate his image for some reason glksfnhs

Try closing the tab and re-opening it, usually that fixes it. The image is showing up fine for me :3
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Track! &hearts;

Track! ♥
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O: ooh there we go feel

O: ooh

there we go

feel free to ignore the thing I sent to edit it.
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*Sends Kamaya...and also

*Sends Kamaya...and also Nutai*

Tracking too. c:
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Icon - ahimsa.Signature - Qanat. ♥

Somnium will be a tiny judge

Somnium will be a tiny judge aha
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Track! Added mine and made a

Added mine and made a dumb error ofc

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ohhhh yeeeeaaa ~

ohhhh yeeeeaaa ~
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-flops down-

-flops down-
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Yeee ^_^

Yeee ^_^
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track uvu ill add my babs

track uvu
ill add my babs once I get some screen shots
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sooooo excited for this

sooooo excited for this <3


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What do we do if our

What do we do if our character's picto isn't adult yet? I want Tochza to be involved, but his ppicto isn't ready yet. I'm skipping his baby stage due to his origins. Do we use a temporary picto instead?
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adorable art by Tuoho! ♥
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Temporary pictos can work if

Temporary pictos can work if you have one!

I just obtained one for an

I just obtained one for an OOC that I haven't used yet. I'll just use that as his temporary so I can start getting some interactions for him. Thanks!!

I went ahead and submitted him. As soon as the temp picto is set, I'll replace the placeholder picture for the real one.



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love the new app, working on

love the new app, working on it now Laughing out loud
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Kiiiiind of tempted to jump

Kiiiiind of tempted to jump in with Archelius, but I need to install TEF again after yet again having a new computer. XD
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Aoife is signed up

Aoife is signed up Laughing out loud
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Wow OK this new system makes

Wow OK this new system makes it waaay too easy to add characters that I really have no business to be adding. :X

Thanks so much to all the organizers! Excited.
look out, kid.

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Woo ´v`/

Woo ´v`/
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by VasilisaKonti <3

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Track &hearts;

Track ♥

track - throwing a Mermeyì

track - throwing a Mermeyì eventually
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-Porce watches from the

-Porce watches from the bushes-
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Yay! I'm excited.

Yay! I'm excited.
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My bud has been entered.

My bud has been entered. Tracking!