Predator Code Of Honor 8/10/2017

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Predator Code Of Honor 8/10/2017

Post by apophis775 » 10 Jul 2015, 17:44

This is the predator code of honor. Anyone who is a predator will be REQUIRED to follow it (along with the predator rules). It's the equivalent of Marine Law for Predators, except it's included as something you MUST follow in the rules. If you're whitelisted IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO CHECK IT FOR UPDATES BEFORE YOU PLAY AS A PRED.

Disclaimer: Predators are considered ANTAGs, they may and will kill you and are to be treated much like any Alien-like hostile Marines would encounter.

Honor Code applies to all Predators actively hunting and on the hunting grounds. The Honor Code is granted to specific classes of prey which designates which intent or weapons they may use upon that target.
Please note, classification applies to individuals and groups.

• Hunting Worthy Prey = NO cloak-killing, No plasma casters
• Innocent/Dishonorable Prey= NO lethals, disables ONLY, may cloak to disable/avoid
• Unworthy Prey = NO restrictions, cloak-killing and plasma casters permitted.

Hunting Worthy Prey - Predators specifically hunting prey must ensure that their target meets the following requirements:
Prey has lethal weapons/lethal abilities or has shown lethal intent through actions. (Lethal intent: Has killed previously or given others orders to kill/harm, ie; Commanders/XO/SOs)
Examples of Worthy prey:
• A human is wielding a rifle or has said rifle stored on his back/belt (throwing said weapons away upon Predator contact still makes you worthy)
• A scientist is issuing orders to others to kill Xenos/humans/Predators
• A Xeno is actively moving around the map and not engaged in a current fight.
• Prey insulting a Predator or initiating a challenge to them (ie; a doctor/survivor/marines insulting the Predator)

Dishonorable & Innocent Prey - Predators MAY NOT hunt the following targets:
Any prey who are unable to fight to their full potential due to disabilities, injuries or pre-occupations.
Examples of Dishonorable/Innocent Prey:
• A human/xeno who is wounded, missing their limbs or ill from disease. (Injuries caused from Predators make them viable to be hunted later if they escape)
• Any prey xenos/humans who are assisting wounded, dragging others to safety or performing critical actions to assist others (ie. an MT setting up a FOB despite having a sidearm equipped)
• Innocent and non-combat roles. A Doctor/Researcher/MT/Drones/Hivelords/Cargo/Synthetics (Variables may change these select people from being innocent/dishonorable to worthy given their actions)

Unworthy Prey: Predators may dispatch/kill/disable the following targets by any means available.
Unworthy Prey is defined as any prey who is unworthy of the honor code and intentionally or unintentionally disrupted the Predators hunt. These individuals (or groups) may be engaged by the Predators using their full force (cloaking, Plasma Caster) and abilities to kill or disable them.
• Killing/Murdering a fellow Yautja is the worst possible crimes. (Outside of an honorable duel).

Examples of Unworthy Prey:
• Any prey who flees from an honor duel, heals mid duel, or intentionally receives assistance from others during said duel. This also includes other individuals who interfere with a duel, drag away, or protect the body of the Predator's victim.
• Any prey or group who actively pursues/engage the Predator themselves, who the Predator is not hunting/disrupting. (Groups defending a FOB/Hive or defending others are not considered unworthy)
• Any prey or group who steal, loot or capture a Predator. This will result in all Predators engaging any target interrupting or interfering with the retrieval of items/predator.
• Any LOW RP actions, such as hugging the Predator while they’re RPing, force-feeding Predators, ninja-looting Predators while RPing and IC metagaming. (Saying ICly the Predator won’t harm us because you meta-ed the rules)
• Attacking a Predators lodge at all times is considered dishonorable and full force will be met to repel attackers both humans and xenos.

Predator Honor Duels
Predators may challenge other predators or prey (mostly humans) they deem worthy to "honor duels". The challenger MUST provide the challenged with an appropriate hand-to-hand weapon. Ranged weapons are FORBIDDEN against each other (you may use a ranged weapon to chase away unruly observers or people who interfere). The duel must be fought as honorable as possible, but is to the death (however, it's recommended that if you knock them down or disarm them, you let them recover if they can before a final blow).
Humans and Xenos CANNOT challenge a Predator, constantly pursuing a Predator with melee weapons demanding to fight a duel will label you as Unworthy Prey.
(A Predator fighting someone 1 vs 1 with melee does not necessarily mean its a duel or even honor duel, the prey could be Unworthy and subjected to getting plasma-castered)

Those who defeat a Predator in a fair Hunt (or honorable duel) and show Predators mercy are to be considered our equals. You must bestow them with a reward or gift and alert fellow Predators of their victory. Predators may also show mercy to an honorable prey who fought well or out-smarted the Predator, the Predator may take an item or limb from said Prey as a trophy and allow them to live.

Claiming the kill of another Predator
To take the trophy of another Yautja, living or dead, is considered to be a great insult. If a Yautja is engaging prey in combat you should not interfere unless directly given permission, no matter how powerful the prey might be. However you may assist a fellow Predator from unworthy prey interrupting their hunt. (ie; A marine trying to disrupt an honor duel)

It is considered greatly dishonorable for your body to be captured and your gear/technology looted. The most honorable death is bracer self-destruct and MUST be done whenever death or capture is close. The loss of life, even if many innocent are surrounding you, is not your concern. However, use your judgement upon self-destruct as generally it adds more RP to die on the Almayer rather than blowing up and potentially killing a large portion of the playerbase.

Code Violations: Those who break the code are renegades, and no longer considered to be a Yautja. (You'll be banned from being predator ever again) - EXCEPTION: For RP events, Admins (not mods) may authorize a single predator to function as a "bad-blood" and be hunted by the other predators.

EXCEPTION: Elders (A "super-special" type of predator that is granted by Head staff to exceptional Yautja Players) may make exceptions to this code for role-play or game progression reasons with Admin direction (meaning, an Admin will tell YOU which parts you can ignore; don't ahelp asking to murderbone) similar to how Weyland Liaisons can sometimes get exceptions to the standard rules. These will be reserved primarily for ROLE PLAY SITUATIONS. So, if you see a predator breaking the honor code, there is a chance it may be legal. Your best bet is to wait till the end of the round (or the predator’s death) to see what the staff say about it. Normally, if they were given special exceptions, they'll be set as a traitor and have specific goals (which should appear after the round).

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Re: Predator Code Of Honor

Post by Feweh » 10 Aug 2017, 12:53

Honor Code Updated 8/10/2017


Clarifications to existing honor code for players to better understand what Predators are permitted to do.
Nothing has been changed, removed or added... I simply got tired of players not understanding Predator Honor Code so I clarified things.