Spirit guide policies

Spirit Guides are defined as:

transcended souls with little or no ties left to their once-living self or specific life. They exercise great control over their visual representation and are capable of limited physical representation. Spirit guides are firmly entrenched in the "living world" with no desire to interact with their fellow dead. Spirit guides as companions/NPCs are restricted to current and past members of AniWaya though they are capable of interacting with any character ("Supernatural").

They are spirits that for some reason feel compelled or obligated to guide members of AniWaya through life. They usually come in to a character's life after they reach 6 months of age, and continue to be a part of their life until they die. Why they appear to be drawn to the AniWayans as a particular group is not explained, however they hold great respect and status within the tribe, and are honored as representatives of thespirit world godlike and unexplainable power. The spirits may choose to leave the character they have chosen to guide for various reasons; sometimes leaving the AniWayan community can be enough. Read more about this in the FAQ. Procedures for obtaining such an NPC companion can also be found there.

Spirit guide policies

Obtaining your guide

  1. You may obtain your spirit guide only when your character is more than 6 months of age.
  2. Unless joining as a previous member of the Great Tribe, with a spirit guide, you must have been a member of AniWaya for more than 1 month total to obtain your spirit guide.
  3. A character can complete the required 1 month of membership (prior to acquiring a guide) at any time, non-consecutively. That is, if a member has at any point completed 1 month of total membership in AniWaya, leave and rejoin, they can take a spirit guide without waiting another month.
  4. A character leaving the board with their AniWayan character (who has a spirit guide) may re-gain their spirit guide immediately upon re-joining the board, so long as they re-join AniWaya directly and within 6 months of leaving. If the character has left AniWaya and in the meantime joined another on-board group (packs/loners), they will have lost their spirit guide.

Keeping your guide

  1. Upon leaving AniWaya, your character loses their spirit guide unless more than 6 consecutive (player-active) months have passed since your character obtained it.

Guide species

  1. Species that can shift (the canis family) cannot be Spirit Guides species
  2. Please try to remain with species that are native to North America. Exotic species may be approved, please ask your leadership!


  1. Great Tribe member Unolidvsti joins AniWaya. He is 1 year old and gained is Spirit Guide in the Great Tribe, and may thus join with one.
  2. Fresh joiners Adam and Frederik joined AniWaya on January 1st, 2012. Adam is 4 months old, and must wait until he is 6 months to pick up his Spirit Guide. His brother, Frederik, is 10 months old, and only has to wait the mandatory 1 month, i.e. until February 1st, to pick up his Spirit Guide.
  3. Previous AniWayan Kathy left the board on March 21st 2011 and re-joined the board on September 2nd 2011. She joined AniWaya immediately, and could pick her Spirit Guide back up.
  4. AniWayan member Heidi gained her spirit guide on January 1st 2012. She leaves the tribe to join another pack on March 21st, and loses her Spirit Guide.
  5. AniWayan member George gained his spirit guide on August 1st 2012. From December 21st to January 2nd, he was on aNPC status, and not active. He leaves the tribe to become a loner on March 22nd, and loses his spirit guide (because he does not have 6 months of consecutive, active membership).
  6. AniWayan member May gained her spirit guide on January 1st 2012. She leaves the tribe to join another pack on August 21st, and keeps her Spirit Guide.
Last updated on Sat, 01 Sep 2012 at 08:25 PM by