Bounties are controlled by the representatives of the individual villages and the staff. When characters engage in certain activities, their bounty can increase. These individuals can also take measures to lower their bounty. Often this is done simply by covering their tracks, making it harder to link them to the activities they engage in and reducing the appearance of threat to them. As the bounty increases, it becomes more difficult to hide, making a character easier to hunt. On the higher ends of bounties, characters become so prolific that it becomes more possible to attack them with larger numbers. Some shinobi see the Bingo Book as a challenge, and the especially devious or evil go out of their way to commit crimes to raise their bounty, inviting any who want to attempt for their head. If a character in the bingo book is successfully captured or killed, there is always an organization that is willing to pay for it. It is simply up to the user to decide who gets to reap the rewards of the user’s hard work. Below is a table that shows the various requirements to hunt, based on the bounty.
- Range 1: D (10 to 50), must be equal rank or lower to hunt, must complete 2 information threads. Cannot bring assistance.
- Range 2: C (51 - 75) must be equal rank or lower to hunt, must complete 1 information thread. Can bring rank -2 to support
- Range 3: B (76 - 100) must be equal rank or lower to hunt, must complete 1 information thread. Can bring rank -1 to support
- Range 4: A (101 - 150) must be equal rank or lower to hunt, must complete 2 information threads. Can bring 1 like rank to support.
- Range 5: S (151 - 200) can be +1 rank to hunt, must complete 1 information thread. Can bring 1 like rank (to target) to support.
- Range 6: SS (201 - 250) can be +2 ranks to hunt, must complete 1 information thread. Can bring 1 like rank (to target) and rank -1 to support.
- Range 7: X (251 - 350) can bring any rank to hunt, no information thread required. Can bring 2 like rank (to target) to support.
- Range 8: XX (350+). Can be any rank to hunt, all threads are considered open and potential to be invaded by hunters. Can bring 2 like rank (to target) to support, and 1 additional person to support per # of people (to include companions) the target has for support.
Successfully capturing or killing a bingo book target pays out their bounty in Ryo. Additionally the hunter may take any special weapons, equipment, or spirits the target has. Turning in the target’s body removes the hunter’s ability to use it for anything such as enchanting or organ transplantation. The hunter does not earn any of the Ryo on the target if they turn them in for bounty, however if they elect not to turn them in for bounty they gain ¾ the Ryo the target has. However, many villages frown upon the hunting of a Bingo Book member and not turning in the body, creating a potential for punishment if a village ninja elects not to turn them in.
- A hunter must perform a number of info threads before they can proceed with the hunt, this is based off of the target's bounty total seen above. The higher the bounty, the less info threads required.
- Info threads can be waived if the hunted permits the hunter to do so.
- When invading a thread, those that are indirectly involved in the hunt must state whether they are "death enabled" or not. This clarifies whether the hunter can kill them, and whether they can kill the hunter. Declaring one self not "death enabled" means you cannot participate in the fight.
- After initiating the fight thread, if the hunter does not post within 2 weeks of the hunted at any time the hunt is called off and the hunted escapes while the hunter must re-initiate the info threads if he seeks to continue his hunt. Same goes for the hunted however they will be mod killed if they do not post. (Exceptions will be given for appropriate reasons.)
- Henchmen and companions of the hunted are free-game as well to the hunter unless the hunted specifically state they are not present and nor will be.
- Please note this is a standard layout for all hunting procedures, but if agree'd upon between two parties it can be changed.
- Support by hunters and targets is determined by the bounty total. Targets should be assumed to be alone (with the exception of companions), unless they are a part of an organization or team. Targets should give hunters a reasonable expectation of who will be present via information threads.
- If someone takes direct hostile actions against a player, org, or village (Meaning invasion, espionage, sabotage or theft), that target can respond to the threat by initiating a hunt regardless of bounty.
- Please NOTE, Minor Country Characters fall under these rules as well and use the Missing-Nin rules.
- Village Nin can hunt other Village Nin however this must be approved by a standing Kage of the village or the OOC before it can be done. From there the hunter will follow the rules a Missing Nin does for hunting a Village Nin.
Village-Nin hunting a Missing-Nin
- After the Village-Nin has completed all of his/her info threads they are given one chance to invade the Missing-Nins next threads, regardless of open, closed, or social status.
- Alternatively they may also post a fight thread for the hunted to post in within the next two week. (Exceptions may be applied to those with a reasonable excuse).
Missing-Nin hunting a Village-Nin
- A Missing-Nins info threads should be visiting previous places of a Village-Nins outside the village missions, or gathering info from outside sources.
- After the Missing-Nin has completed all of his/her info threads they are given one chance to invade the Village-Nins next threads outside of the village, regardless of open, closed, or social status. This is the primary way of a Missing-Nin initiating the fight.
- Alternatively the Missing-Nin may post a fight thread of which the Village-Nin can respond to, but the Village-Nin is in no way required to respond to this thread.
Missing-Nin hunting another Missing-Nin
- After the hunting Missing-Nin has completed all of his/her info threads they are given one chance to invade the hunted Missing-Nins next threads regardless of open, closed, or social status.
- Alternatively the Missing-Nin 1 may post a fight thread for the hunted to post in within the next two week. (Exceptions may be applied to those with a reasonable excuse).