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Feila is a furry forum that focuses mainly on role-playing. The services available at Feila include a gallery for artwork and literature, a collection of play-by-post role-playing boards, an area for contests and games, and a board that supports a broad range of general topics for discussion.
- Address: http://www.feila.org
- Ran from/to: March 14, 2006 - present
- Administrators: RabidFox, JamesG Rackenhammer
- Moderators: Kitsunegami
The Feila forum was founded on March 14, 2006 by the head administrator, RabidFox. Soon after its initial creation, RabidFox was joined by Zeru, AyaMiru, and AmbiguousDemon, who are together considered the original members and staff of the forum. While RabidFox can still be found on Feila, Zeru, AyaMiru, and AmbiguousDemon were stolen away by Life. Since then, the userbase and staff have evolved, and JamesG has risen to the rank of co-administrator. A former co-administrator was Madame, but she too mysteriously disappeared into the abyss of Life.
In the beginning, the forum only had a general section and eight role-playing areas. The APP was not introduced until March 28, 2006. The Arctic Islands, the ninth role-playing area of the forum, was not added until December 03, 2006, and while it was originally created by Zeru, JamesG has made many contributions to the area. Another part of Feila that was not in the original design is the Dimensional Break. The Dimensional Break was added later in response to the userbase's desire to be able to role-play in non-medieval-esque time periods.
"APP" is an abbreviation for "Aros Protection Program". The APP focused on the mysterious cacomistle known as Aros, a character created and role-played by Zeru. Potential APP members scoured the forum in search of clues to Aros' secret past, participating in an optional seek-and-find game called the Quest for Aros, and then sent their findings to RabidFox. Members who provided valid information were allowed to join the APP, and became official guardians of Aros. This responsibility included reporting any information about Aros that had been leaked onto the public forums without permission. The APP was officially closed on August the 3rd, 2010.
There was one official contest with Aros as the theme, and the winner of that contest was given access to the APP without having to complete the Quest for Aros.
While Feila is primarily set in a medieval-esque setting, on March 10, 2007, a board called the Dimensional Break became available for role-playing. This board accommodates different time periods of Feila, including a futuristic age known as the Age of Cyborgs, a modern age that is similar to 21st century Earth, an age catering to a Victorian-esque era, an age that resembles Earth's 18th century, a space age, and a Roman-type period.
There has been discussion of adding more ages, such as a prehistoric era. The staff are always open to the userbase for new ideas on additional time periods for role-playing, and encourage user feedback concerning the forum's development.
On Oct 15, 2009, a section called the Twilight Zone was added to the Dimensional Break. The Twilight Zone is for non-canon Feila and non-Feila role-playing. Thus it offers a venue to experience all time and all settings. Only original, user-created settings are allowed to be role-played in the Twilight Zone other than the setting of Feila. No fan fiction is permitted in this section that doesn't pertain to Feila. In the Twilight Zone, all races are allowed, including humans. The section is named after the original 1950's - 1960's American television series of the same name, due to the tendency of the TV episodes to bend reality in strange ways.
The official mascot of Feila is a tan bunny/bat hybrid named Vanir, who was created by Zeru on January 03, 2007. While he is not widely seen throughout the forum or used in many projects, Vanir can be frequently found at WikiFeila as an automated helper. There are plans to make Vanir a more integral part of Feila's role-playing setting and the forum in the future.