Terms of Service

From ThornsWiki

This Agreement (the "Agreement") governs your access and use of the Thorns: Uprising Community ("Thorns", "Thorns: Uprising", "Anaxas Diaries", "", and ""), an online play-by-post role-playing game originally created by Alexandra Prillaman and currently revived and operated by 'Shoena Johnson and Tiffany Smith. This TOS covers all resources affiliated with, including but not limited to the website, the forums, the comments system and any chats conducted on the site's Discord server.

In consideration for your right to access and use Thorns:Uprising, you and we agree as follows:


By using these services, you agree to be bound by the terms of this Agreement and any modifications made to it in accordance with the terms below.


You are required to provide accurate information about yourself and accept sole and full responsibility for your information. You should not enter information on behalf of another person or about any other person.

By providing your information, you are giving permission for your information to be made publicly available via the internet to any party accessing the website. Your information can be passed in this way to third parties in any country worldwide. If you do not wish to allow this type of access to your information, do not use the Service.

You are required to use all reasonable endeavors to ensure against unauthorized access to the service, in particular the use of user names and passwords by unauthorized individuals.

(Don't fake your identity, don't let anyone other than you use your account, and don't worry - we're not going to give your private information to anyone.)


You agree to not use the Service to: (a) violate or solicit the violation of any local, state, national or international law; (b) infringe the rights of any third party; (c) upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any Content that: (i)is unlawful, threatening, abusive, tortuous, defamatory, obscene, libelous, or invasive of another’s privacy (ii)consists of instructional information on illegal activities (iii)violates or infringes in any way upon the proprietary rights of others (iv)constitutes pornography or sexual material of an obscene nature or that violates local, state or national laws (v)is the private information of another such as their addresses, phone number, email address, Social Security number or credit card number (vi)contains software viruses, Trojan horses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment (vii)you do not have a right to upload or post due to contractual or other legal obligation (viii)interferes with or disrupts the Service, computer servers or boards accessible through the Service

If you do use the Service to commit any of the above, the Thorns: Uprising Community may terminate your password, ban your account or ability to use the Service, and remove any Content within the Service. The Thorns: Uprising Community retains the right to access your account in the event of violations of the TOS.


All content on Thorns (the game world, website and the names of characters within) are reserved by the original creator of this game, Alexandra Prillaman and maintained with credit in the current spirit of the game by Shoena Johnson and Tiffany Smith. By submitting material to the game, you agree to give Thorns first rights to the created material. This material, while remaining your intellectual property, can be reproduced anywhere by Thorns, in any medium, without monetary compensation, now or in the future.

Your contributions as a player of Thorns fall under the same rules. You are allowed to reproduce your character in other mediums, but since playing this game makes you a part of the world history, you cannot withdraw your contributions to the game at any point. If for any reason you are unable to continue playing the Thorns game, your contributions (player character, and any other material you have submitted to the game) can and will continue to be used by the Thorns: Uprising Community.

(You can't demand that any of your contributions [characters, game concepts, words, inventions, submitted art, etc] be removed.)

All material on this site is for personal use only and may not be published, altered, redistributed or reproduced, on the internet or otherwise, without the express permission of the creator or current maintainer of Thorns.

(The artwork and information on this site was made for this site, not for anything else. You can't take it and use it for anything else without permission.) will actively uphold copyright law. All submissions to the game (whether they are player characters, artwork, writing or any other material) must be of your own original creation and cannot contain any parts that are copyrighted to another person (apart from work that is derived or inspired by Thorns). If you violate copyright law with any submission to this website you will be in violation of the Terms of Service.

You can't submit anything to the site if you didn't come up with it yourself. Don't make a character named G**dalf, if you catch my drift. You can, of course, create characters for the game based on game terms and concepts.)


The Thorns: Uprising Community has no legal responsibility for content posted by its users. Users will indemnify and hold harmless the Thorns: Uprising Community for any third party claims, allegations or legal actions brought against the Thorns: Uprising Community as a result of a user’s conduct on the Game and its related services, and will hold the Thorns: Uprising Community harmless for any fees, costs, damages or other liabilities. Users will promptly inform the Thorns: Uprising Community of any claims or suits, and will cooperate with the Thorns: Uprising Community in any defense.

You agree to indemnify and hold the Thorns: Uprising Community, Shoena Johnson, Tiffany Smith, as well as subsidiaries, affiliates, and contractors harmless from any claim or demand, including fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of Content you submit, post to or transmit through the Thorns: Uprising Community, your use of the Thorns: Uprising Community, and your violation of the law, this Agreement or the rights of another.

(Basically, what YOU post on this site, and what OTHERS post on this site, is not our responsibility. If you use our forums to do something illegal, you can't blame us. We're also not going to pay for your mistakes if you do something illegal. If you get sued because of something you posted on this site, you need to tell us, because that's kind of important.)


Registration to the Thorns: Uprising Community, the forums and is free of charge. You must be older than 13 years of age to comply with COPPA ( and over 18 years of age to be given permission to write on this site.

We are a community of writers that only accept players who are 18 or older as this forum deals with mature themes. We have a 333 rating which means that language, violence, and sexuality are allowed to be written on the main World of Vita within what we consider reasonable limits (think R-rating), so long as they are properly labeled as Mature (and thoroughly tagged with Content or Trigger Warnings).

More extreme threads in which mature content is the core focus of the thread (consider NC17+ as a reference) must be written in the Mature+ forum, a forum where players must opt into with their character and/or writer accounts in order to choose to participate in or read content from.

Because of this narrative freedom, we do not accept players who are younger than 18 years of age at this time. The website does not accept parental permission for users under the age of 13, as this information is easily falsified.

(You need to be 18 or older to use the site. We don't accept younger players in spite of COPPA, especially because it can totally be faked by a clever 10-year-old.)

The Thorns: Uprising Community reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to terminate your account and/or ban your IP address for any reason.


Other parties that use the Service might provide links or access to other web sites. The Thorns: Uprising Community has no control over this, and you agree that the Thorns: Uprising Community is not responsible or liable for any damage caused by content or materials on or available from any such sites. You agree and understand that Thorns does not endorse such materials and cannot be held responsible for their existence. (Basically, if someone posts a link to another site, you can't sue us for what you find on said site.)


You and you alone are responsible for your interactions with the other users of this Service, and we (Thorns) reserve the right to monitor disputes between you and the other users of the Service and take action should such disputes become disruptive to the community.

(Basically, if you're having a war with another player that becomes disruptive to everyone else, we can ban you.)


You agree and understand that the Thorns: Uprising Community may establish new limitations, rules and conditions regarding use of the Service, at any time, now or in the future, and that you will be held to any new limitations, rules and conditions. The Thorns: Uprising Community will make all reasonable endeavors to notify its Users regarding changes to the Terms of Service or other rules and regulations.

(Basically, if, later on, we add another rule, you still have to follow it even if the rule wasn't there when you joined up. We agree to tell you if we change anything.)


By using this Service and the website, you agree to assume all risks associated with their use, including but not limited to damage to your computer, software, data or any other file that might be transmitted or activated via this website. The Thorns: Uprising Community is not responsible for any damage resulting from the misuse of information on this website.

(Basically, if someone posts a link to a virus on the forums, you can't sue us if it eats your computer.)


Thorns welcomes any derivative works: writing, artwork, poetry, etc. However, we require the following of all derivative works: a) notify the webmaster of that you have created a derivative work and post a link to the work in question (a post on the forums is acceptable) b) give credit to Thorns by including a link to along with the derivative work c) give us, Thorns, permission to (re)publish your material online on the Thorns website with proper credit given d) do not claim any original material from Thorns as your own (this includes the name Thorns: Uprising, Vita, Thorniverse and other copyrighted terms) e) do not use said derivative work for any commercial venture


All complaints must be submitted via email, physical mail or telephone. See the Contact page.


The Thorns: Uprising Community may change or amend this Agreement at any time by posting the amended terms on the Thorns: Uprising Community website at or the Thorns Wiki ( Your continued use of the Service following the modifications shall constitute your binding acceptance of those modifications.