Rooking or "being rooked" occurs when a character on the mainland dies or is killed so many times that his experience points drop below 1500. This would normally downgrade such a character from level 6 to level 5, but there is a special rule that, instead, resets him/her to level 1 on Rookgaard. It also occurs in the case of a player having left Rookgaard with a level higher than 8; in this case, he or she will also be rooked if his/her maximum hitpoints count goes down to 0.