You may have up to three characters at any one time (not including staff characters flagged Royalty or Wizard). Beyond this, we ask that you only play characters you have time to play. Alternate characters will be subject to the rules laid out in 'rules idle,' with the added benefit that we will @mail any active characters before removing those characters. If you feel you do not have time to play your alts, please set them on vacation.
Also, staff must know the identities of your alternate characters, though you may choose to hide this from anyone else. This is partly for ease of OOC contact, and partly to ensure the three-alts-per-player rule is enforced.