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Announcements & Events / News Updated and Edited Applications
« on: December 02, 2018, 12:30:53 PM »

Application Face Lift

Over the years, Southern Winds has collected a handful of new themes, got a couple new templates, and polished up a lot of things around the forum. The newest thing to get cleaned up are the Applications. Not only do they look differently and pull their colors from whatever theme you are using (hopefully you gais think they look neater), but we trimmed them down a little.

It keeping with our more casual feel, we combined the likes & dislikes, are only asking for 3 strengths, 3 weaknesses, and 3 descriptive words. Ultimately, we just slimmed down the Who Are You section so it's not such a pain to get through.

That being said, if you don't like the new one or you don't like change, we're not deleting the old app code. It can still be found here. Either look will be fine for new applications and we're not asking, nor requiring, people to go back and edit old ones.

Hopefully you do like it, though. ^_^

As always, if you have any questions, concerns, suggestions, etc, let us know!

Spoiler for Preview of the New App:
Character Name

Biography
Play By:
Name of your face claim
Name:
Full first name.
Honorific:
No play on real words. Not all dragons give their riders an honorific, and we do not restrict it by gender here.
Pronounced:
How you'd say it -- whichever name they go by, be it the original or their honorific.
Nicknames:
Whatever you like.
Date of Birth:
dd.mm.yyyy 9th Pass or 9th Interval.
Place of Birth:
Which Hold or Weyr. Check history for Fall dates for specific places during the 9th Pass.
Dragon Color:
Gold, Bronze, Brown, Blue, Green, Black, Red.
Impression Age:
yyyy/age.
Wing Rank:
Weyrling or Wing Rider, unless otherwise approved. Also list the wing you would like your Rider to be apart of. Wing information is listed in the Recommended reading in the first post of the Character App thread.
Weyrmate:
If there is one.

Your Reflection

Appearance: We already know how your character looks from the image you’ve provided above. This section is for anything that makes your character stand out. Dressing style, how they wear their hair, distinguishing marks, etc. What they see when they look in the mirror on any given day. A paragraph suits.

Response to 9th Pass Catastrophe: Everyone survived one way or another. How’d they cope with the destruction of everything that is known of Pern?

Response to dragon color mutations: How do they feel about the new Black Rider Weyrleader and the mutations in the clutches?

Who Are You

Likes & Dislikes: List of 5+ likes and dislikes here, with at least one sentence of explanation for each

Strengths: 3+ (list form and please give at least a bit of explanation to each)

* EXAMPLE : Explanation

* EXAMPLE : Explanation

* EXAMPLE : Explanation

Weaknesses: 3+ (list form and please give at least a bit of explanation to each)

* EXAMPLE : Explanation

* EXAMPLE : Explanation

* EXAMPLE : Explanation

Describe Yourself: 3+ (list form and please give at least a bit of explanation to each)

* WORD: ----- After the word used to describe the character, give an explanation or an example of that word to do with their personality.

* WORD: ----- After the word used to describe the character, give an explanation or an example of that word to do with their personality.

* WORD: ----- After the word used to describe the character, give an explanation or an example of that word to do with their personality.

The Magic Touch: If there’s anything else you’d like to add, like habits or an addiction, please add it here.

Family

Mother: Rank, birthdate, deathdate if applicable. If she was a dragon rider, we need to know the turn she Impressed and the name of her dragon.
Father: Rank, birthdate, deathdate if applicable. If he was a dragon rider, we need to know the turn he Impressed and the name of his dragon.

Siblings: Name, rank, birthdate, and deathdate if applicable. If any were dragon riders, we need to know the turn they Impressed and the name of their dragons.

Children: Given the nature of Pern, most dragon riders will have some manner of children, especially around the ages of 14-16, as that is generally when holders begin to pair off and get married. It is highly unlikely, and very rare, that someone will make it to the age of 20 with no children.

Tell Us a Story

This is the perfect place for you to write out your character’s history. Dot points work out best. So list the important events in their life, a small description of what happened, and their emotional reaction to the event with no more than 5 turns between each event.

* year, age Event

* year, age Event

* year, age Event

* year, age Event

* year, age Event




Give us a taste of your character and a sample of how you roleplay. No real length limit.

Member
Created By:
What you would like to be called on the board
Other Characters:
List, please.
Inactivity Preference:
Make them an NPC, kill them off, adoptable, or have them fade away?
Mauling Permissions:
Look here for the different options!
Anything Else:
Any notes or comments you’d like to make. If you would like your character listed as nonbinary, please note it here.

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Announcements & Events / News Resuming the Timeline
« on: December 01, 2018, 01:11:59 PM »
Checking In

Hello again, all! We hope the busy end of term and holiday season is treating all of you well. Now that NaNo is over, we're looking to get things back into swing around here. We admins will be looking to start posting again in general, and will be happy to thread with anyone lurking about! But since we know this time of year is busy for most people, we figured we'd start a poll about when you think we should start posting regular events again.

We'll be going with the majority of whatever everyone decides, but we're open to negotiation as well! If there's an idea you have that you think is better, or conditions for any of the options you choose, please just drop a comment here. Again, we hope all of you are well. :love:

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Announcements & Events / News Event Pause
« on: November 15, 2018, 11:16:33 PM »

Event Pause

I’m sure if you gais have been checking into the forum, you’ll note that we haven’t put up any new events. We’d just thought we should probably communicate that it’s been intentional. A lot of people have been hit with life things – classes, family stuff, etc – and we don’t want to put up a lot of events or progress the site timeline when so many are away and unable to participate.

That being said! We are still here, we’re still checking in every day. <3 

We’ll kick back into our normal schedule as people find time. Thanksgiving and end of terms is always a slower time for us, and we didn’t want to try and progress too much when so many of our members are scattered and dealing with life at the moment.

If you gais have any questions or concerns, hit us up.

As always, we’re floating around discord too. ^_^

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Universal Events / Event [ 18.7.2587 ] Fateful Times
« on: October 25, 2018, 05:33:29 PM »
Fateful Times

18.07.2587 // 9 am

It’s been a minute since we’ve had an event taking place in SWW’s past, so we figured it’s time for another! In this case, it’s time to explore one of the more life-threatening developments that changed the face of Pern:  the discovery of the Beach Snakes.

This date marks the first attack upon the survivors, which means they won’t know what to expect. All characters who could reasonably be present are invited to participate—which extends across most walks of life, given that it was all hands on deck this early in the settlement of the Weyr.

How does this event work?
It functions just like any other event, with the exception that it’s set in the past. However, these are still canonical, which means that we can’t have any ridiculous hijinks. It also means that only characters who could reasonably participate can join.

While the event itself takes place in the past, it also advances the current timeline. As such, you can now post threads up to 18.7.2591 without violating the “no posts past the current event” rule.

Things to Keep in Mind
Here’s a list of some facts about this time during Southern Winds’ history, since they might be helpful for posts:
  • The Pass ended in Month 1 of 2587, with Southern Winds being founded in Month 2.
  • By this date (18.7), 99% of the survivors have been relocated to Fort Island. The new Wings have already been assigned as of Month 4. While the new Weyr is continuing to be developed, all people from all walks of life are being encouraged to help with whatever needs done, including efforts such as fishing.
  • This is the settler’s first encounter with Beach Snakes, and they have yet to encounter the Hunters.
  • Neisoth hatched less than a month ago, on 27.6




IC Thread
Past Events Guide || MNPC Guide

Participating
R'ael
Karowen || Z'nel


Checked In
Saviavi || Penderton || C'dus || T'rel || F'erro || Droissa || Nieve || Bekareni || Nealros
J'ken || Kyrrin




Participation
Standard event participation practice applies. Post in the event thread or here giving us a sentence or two as to what your character might be doing at this time. If you miss 5 events in a row, your account will be deemed inactive. If you are posting elsewhere but skipping the events, remember : we do not require IC participation. Simply post here under your Player account and let us know what's going on with your character.

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Announcements & Events / News New Bookmark Mod
« on: October 25, 2018, 12:35:39 AM »
Ability to Bookmark Threads

Hey again, all! In our never-ending efforts to constantly improve Southern Winds, we now have a new modification that will allow you to keep a personal list of bookmarked threads in-site. This can serve as a great way to keep track of informational topics you regularly refer to, favorite RP threads, or anything else you might want to keep track of more easily.

When you're viewing a topic, there will be a button at the upper right, as shown below, that you can click to add that topic to your bookmarks.


You can then view your list of current bookmarks by selecting the option from the main link menu along the top of the forum. You can manage your bookmarks from that list as well.


We hope that this proves useful to all of you. Let us know if you notice anything that seems to be amiss. :love:

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Announcements & Events / Re: SWW Trivia #1
« on: October 05, 2018, 02:02:50 AM »

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Bronze Riders / Re: Thrane [25.04.2568 9th Pass / Bronze Weyrling]
« on: October 04, 2018, 08:41:56 PM »

Image Credit:
SWW Hatchling art
Dragon Details

Name:
Theulth
Pronounced:
Thee-ul-th
Color:
Bronze
Date of Birth:
24.6.2591 / Bronze003
Place of Birth:
SWWW
Clutch Mother:
Kalestath
Clutch Father:
Neisoth
Measurements:
Mature Length: 36.3M
Mature Height: 7.1M
Mature Wingspan: 58.7

General Appearance...

Theulth hatched dark, covered in the fluids of his egg, and that seemed to make his glisten all the more. He's shiny, as his namesake might suggest, and that will ring true for his entire life. When most think of what a bronze dragon looks like, they'll think of Theulth. Brilliant shades of bright orange metallic and almost yellow hues, he's vibrant and will always be vibrant. Oiled, he'll be beautiful. There isn't awkward patterning or other off-colors to detract from his brilliant hide.

Personality...

Mind Voice: Theulth has the classic 'professor', teacher, or authoritative tone. He always speaks like he knows what he's talking about, even if he doesn't, though it's never patronizing or to put someone down. It's a smooth sound, the sort that one could listen to during a lecture and not fall asleep to.

Likes:
Flying - What dragon doesn't, right? But Theulth loves being in the air. He'll want to practice - practice - practice using his wings at every opportunity because the sky calls to this bronze like it calls to no other. The sky is where he belongs, he's certain of it.

Rules - They most certainly are not made to be broken. He likes it when he understands the rules to the game, how things are supposed to work, and when people abide by them. He also prefers that everyone abide by where they fit in the world.

If you have time to lean... - Then you have time to do something productive. There is no such thing as down time.

Dislikes:
Pointless Distractions - This means, while he's young, lady dragons and women in general won't even hit his radar. Ain't got time for that. When he's an adult, he won't have time for such distractions while he's on duty. Afterwards, by all means. He'll most likely never understand the need to flirt, but he won't mind it when his bonded does.

Busy work - some chores aren't worth a bronze dragon's time. There is a color hierarchy and he firmly believes in it. Some tasks are better suited to smaller dragons. Give him something that really tests him.

Strengths:

* EAGER : Theulth earnestly wants to prove his worth to the weyr and wants to be the best bronze dragon he can be. You won't find him shirking, complaining, or distracted by anything when it's time to buckle down and get to drills or training.

* CONFIDENT : He believes firmly in himself and his bonded. Once given a task, given his word, or promise, he will carry it out to the best of his ability and will always support his bonded because that's what bronze dragons do. He's unshakable in knowing who he is and what he's capable of.

Weaknesses:

* NEARSIGHTED : Theulth is a bronze dragon through and through. He cannot comprehend that there is anyone better than what he is - to include the Black Dragons. He's not aggressive in this assertion, but he is insistent. Likewise, overreaching colors will find no understanding in Theulth.

* ANTISOCIAL : It isn't that he doesn't like other dragons, he just isn't all that keen in interacting with them. Theulth will likely establish a close connection with other bronzes - those that will understand and think like him - but he comes across as cold, diffident, and often detached to others. He is far more apt to tell another dragon what to do then ask them how they are.

Dragon Speech Code:
Gradient Code : This is what your dragon's voice will look like.e5b444: #HEX; Left BG: #7e5f30; Right BG: #d07a00

Member Info...

Anything Else:
I hope you enjoy him as much as I enjoyed making him. <3


Coded by SanctifiedSavage for SWW


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Black Riders / Re: Veryk [ 2569 9th Pass / Black Weyrling ]
« on: October 03, 2018, 01:56:14 PM »

Image Credit:
Link to line art.
Colored by SirAlahn
Dragon Details

Name:
Karrimuth
Pronounced:
[ CARE-ih-mooth ]
Color:
Black
24.06.2591 9th Interval.
Place of Birth:
Southern Winds Weyr
Clutch Mother:
Kalestath
Clutch Father:
Neisoth
Measurements:
Mature Length: 35.8M
Mature Height: 6.85M
Mature Wingspan: 59.6M

General Appearance...

Observed from above, Karrimuth looks like a mottled, smudgy Black, as dark as many of his siblings -- with a certain look to his hide that seems like billowing smoke or smudged charcoal. From this perspective, the only light areas on him appear to be the trailing edges of his upper wingsails, which fade to a tarnished pewter marginally lighter than the more concentrated darkness down his back. From the front or below, however, it becomes obvious that there's much more to him. His body lightens to a pale silver on the underside. His undersails, too, are much paler, though they mirror the lightening gradient on their other side. If such things existed on Pern, his coloring might garner comparisons to an orca.

In contrast to the sibling he clashed with so soon after hatching, Karrimuth's build is narrow and agile. He'll ever be on the smaller side for a Black dragon, with an average wingspan and less-than-average height for his size, but he'll make up for it in flexibility and finesse. Karrimuth will always be fast, both on his feet and in the air, and tight maneuvering will never faze him.

Personality...

Mind Voice: Karrimuth's voice -- especially his laugh -- is wicked and thrilling. He doesn't see the point in concealing his emotions, so he doesn't bother, meaning that it's very easy to tell when he's angry, amused, bored, or anything else. Sarcasm is one of the hallmarks of his sharp baritone, and his presence is both strong and very distinctive in its almost stinging quality.

Likes:
Sharp Humor : Karrimuth appreciates people who can do more than put up with his unfiltered sarcasm, but answer in kind. He's not exactly a charitable dragon in his opinions of others, and someone that can give as good as they get will be the best kind of friend for him. Insults roll off his back, and he expects others to do the same.

Challenges : He doesn't want to skate by doing the bare minimum. Karrimuth might not personally care if he and Veryk ever end up ranked, but he does want something to do. Anything less is a waste of their potential.

Dislikes:
Pessimism : This Black dragon isn't a shining paragon of optimism either, but dwelling on the negative -- or, more to the point, on the problem -- helps no one. Now get out of his way so he can fix whatever the issue is.

Invasions to his Personal Space : Perhaps as a result of how he hatched, almost immediately ending up tangled with his brother, Karrimuth won't tolerate others getting too close unless he invites them there. He'll snarl, hiss, snap, and outright tell you to go the fuck away if he doesn't want you near.

Strengths:

* BALANCED : Both physically and emotionally -- in contrast to some other Black dragons, Karrimuth is more of a strategist than an impulsive risk-taker. He isn't afraid of conflict, and won't hesitate to take things to a violent place if he judges that's where they need to go, but he's not consumed by rage nor committed to that being the only solution. In a physical sense, he always seems to land on his feet and is hard to either knock over or pin down.

* THICK-SKINNED : Karrimuth doesn't mean his aggression personally, and he won't take anything from others personally either -- even if maybe he should. He'll never be a sensitive or shrinking creature, and criticism as well as dislike will equally fail to bother him. He might not expressly ignore things that can help him and his rider improve, but he won't dwell on it or take hits to his self-confidence.

Weaknesses:

* RUTHLESS : People who earn his and Veryk's combined regard will be few and far between. It's not personal, but Karrimuth sees nothing wrong with climbing over others to get where he wants to be. He may be confused if this turns into a vendetta for someone else, but it certainly won't earn him many friends either.

* UNAPOLOGETIC : Along with the above, he doesn't understand that others might be more sensitive than he is. And even if someone does manage to convince Karrimuth that it might be the truth, he'll maintain that they should toughen up and get over it. He sees apologies as a sign of weakness or wrongdoing, and he'll maintain that he doesn’t make mistakes.

Dragon Speech Code: This is what your dragon's voice will look like.
Gradient Code : Text: #393b3a; Left BG: #d9dadb; Right BG: #9fa3a2

Member Info...

Anything Else:
Made per the process outlined at the Optional Weyrling Application. Please let us know via PM if you choose to accept or reject this dragon.

We hope you like him! :love: I have no good excuse for why he took a while, but I hope you'll forgive me. Karrimuth is intended to be Black 003, the narrower of the pair that scuffled before Impression.

Coded by SanctifiedSavage for SWW


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Announcements & Events / Extra SWW Trivia #1
« on: October 02, 2018, 11:28:51 PM »

SWW Trivia!

>> Click here for the Quiz!<<

Given how much fun this seemed, and the overall positive response, we've created the first little trivia quiz. It's through google forms and only 10 questions - all of which have been pulled from this site. You can answer as many as you like, but if you answer all 10 correctly, we'll award you a shiny egg.

If you don't do all ten, or if you happen to get one of the answers wrong, we'll let you know and you can try, try again.  :love: Since this is just meant to be fun, we'll award anyone an egg that eventually completes the quiz.

We'll likely keep these open for future members, or those returning, to take when they'd like so answers won't ever be posted.  :love: And a link will be included to this one in future quizzes.

If you think you have an awesome suggestion for a trivia question, please PM this account! We'd love to get suggestions from you guys for the next trivia quiz!


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Weyrling Announcements / Re: Imyth 2589 Hub
« on: September 28, 2018, 12:08:57 PM »
Following not far behind Oriath's clutch from this turn, this class' dragons can start Rising and Chasing in Flights as of 02.07.2591. :3

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Weyrling Announcements / Re: Oriath 2589 Hub
« on: September 28, 2018, 12:08:14 PM »
An exciting time for this class of weyrlings! As of 32.06.2591, their dragons are now old enough to start Rising and Chasing for Flights. :excited:

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Universal Events / Event [ 2.7.2591 ] Drinks All Around
« on: September 28, 2018, 12:03:06 PM »
Drinks All Around

02.07.2591 // 8PM

Even during the apocalypse, life goes on. As things (ostensibly) grow more stable at both Weyr and Hall, the Pernese attempt a return to normalcy. Recently, a small cavern set off from the Mine Hall’s main dining area has been hollowed out for the Brewer and Vinter Crafthall. Despite the dangers, they have elected to base away from the Weyr so that they can make a more concerted effort to grow crops in the cleared land.

Now that the transition is complete, they are hosting a small soiree for interested parties to drink, be merry, and see their new base of operations. While officially it’s limited to their cavern, odds are it will spill over into the dining area if enough people attend.

Invitations have been extended to all who may want to make an appearance—but bear in mind that this is a classy party, sponsored by reputable sources, rather than an underbelly shindig. Holders, Crafters, and some select riders will be in attendance, with those more regularly at the Weyr able to catch a ride with the latter to and from outside of Prairie’s usual operating hours.

As far as the Brewers and Vinters are concerned, this means their Hall has been officially reformed, though their numbers remain small and not everyone will see it that way.

Also, SanctifiedSavage was awesome and updated the map of Mine Hall to include the Brewers' new area. :3

10. Brewer Cavern
     This cavern has been recently carved out for the Brewers to set up their own, small Craft Hall. The brewers decided to set up in the Mine Hall to be closer to the jungle, despite how dangerous it is, and so they might start growing their own small crops outside the giant metal doors of the Mine Hall.




IC Thread


Participating
Cetorex


Checked In
D'zel || J'ken || Z'nel || T'veck || D'via || Kyrrin || Karowen
Zarenaak
Wa'by



Participation
Standard event participation practice applies. Post in the event thread or here giving us a sentence or two as to what your character might be doing at this time. If you miss 5 events in a row, your account will be deemed inactive. If you are posting elsewhere but skipping the events, remember : we do not require IC participation. Simply post here under your Player account and let us know what's going on with your character.

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Plot and Scheme / Re: Monthly Weather Forecast
« on: September 28, 2018, 11:58:26 AM »
Month 7 Weather
The temperature is going to slowly drop toward the middle of the month as Summer comes to and end and the island transitions into Fall - that doesn't mean an end to the rains though. Monsoon season is here.

DateWeather
01.7.2590||Hot, sunny, cloudless day. Nice breeze high up. Great day for flying.
02.7.2590||Clouds pepper the sky, but it's a warm day. Bright, blue skies. Humid as always.
03.7.2590||A warm, muggy day. A couple of clouds promise shade, but they are few and far between.
04.7.2590||Remaining damp burns off in late morning, making for a hot day
05.7.2590||The temperature takes a dip. It's a cool day, but no clouds in the sky.
06.7.2590||It's warm and clouds start to gather in the later afternoon. Turns to a light drizzle in the evening.
07.7.2590||Rain persists from the night and into the morning. Muggy day.
08.7.2590||Sporadic, warm rains with intermitted sunny moments. Nice, cool breeze.
09.7.2590||Overcast in the morning gives way to light, sprinkling showers throughout the day. It's cooler though, temperatures dropping.
10.7.2590||Overcast morning promises storms for the day, but it clears up late afternoon. Windy but warm.
11.7.2590||Bright, warm morning. No wind. Day becomes quite hot and humid.
12.7.2590||Faint breeze off the ocean cools the island. Not a bad day for flying. Those in the weyr might find it a tad warm.
13.7.2590||It's a cool day with sporadic, large clouds in the sky.
14.7.2590||Clouds continue to gather. Cool, intense wind off the ocean.
15.7.2590||Another cool day as the island begins to transition into fall. Clouds continue to gather, threatening a storm.
16.7.2590||A chilly morning gives way to a dark thunderstorm all afternoon.
17.7.2590||Heavy rain pours on the island throughout the day.
18.7.2590||Cool temperature, faint wind, but thick cloud cover threatening more rain.
19.7.2590||A foggy, warm morning gives way to warm, afternoon and evening rains
20.7.2590||Sporadic rain throughout the day.
21.7.2590||An intense thunderstorm hits the island and lingers for most of the day, calming well after dinner.
22.7.2590||Rough winds and thick cloud cover promises a storm, but there is no rain.
23.7.2590||A rare day of sun in monsoon season. Warm and windy.
24.7.2590||Warm and bright in the morning gives way to cloud cover in the evening.
25.7.2590||Thick clouds in the morning turn to rain shortly after and persist throughout the day.
26.7.2590||Dark clouds linger over the island. Thunder rumbles all day.
27.7.2590||Downpour starts before anyone is awake and rains hard that visibility is low throughout the day.
28.7.2590||Rough winds and all the rain creates choppy beach water.
29.7.2590||Storm persists in the morning and through afternoon, eventually blowing out over the ocean in the evening.
30.7.2590||First day of sunshine in awhile. Warm and bright.
31.7.2590||Clear skies persist. Not a cloud in the sky.
32.7.2590||Cool breeze blows off the ocean but clear skies persist. Cooler temp.
33.7.2590||Cloudy morning gives way to a clear evening.
34.7.2590||Rain showers start early in the morning but quit before most are awake.
35.7.2590||Cloud cover with occasional showers with a cool breeze
36.7.2590||Clear skies in the morning and a warm, bright day.

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Universal Events / Event [ 30.6.2591 ] A Rocky Course
« on: September 21, 2018, 06:45:07 PM »
Skycourser Eggs!

30.06.2591 / 08AM

Calling all Herders, Farmers, and Holders of that life calling:
A well kept secret from the day before reveals that an crazy expedition was made to go out and collect skycourser eggs. Thaaat’s right. And it was successful. No dragonriders necessary here! Crafters can do it without. That’s not to say it was easy. Everyone that went sustained a lot of superficial wounds, at the very least, and one apprentice, Inviditar, lost his life procuring these eggs. This is still a big deal! Reviving the Beast Crafthall is pretty much the sole focus of a lot of people in that hall – it’s an exciting morning.

The number of eggs is left intentionally vague because we don’t really want to limit the amount that can be passed out. What we are asking is that there be one per player to start. <3 Then we’ll do more clutches of these – or more egg runs – as people want them.

A couple of things to remember!
Skycoursers are very territorial and aggressive once they have imprinted – and the crafters know this. One egg per person and only after whomever has already had a wher trained up. You cannot bond to a wher once you have a skycourser – they’ll fight, and the skycourser is likely to win. They are not friendly to fire lizards – seeing them as prey animals and food – so if you have a fair of flits, you’re claiming an egg at their own risk. Most skycourser can grow accustomed to fire lizards if they’re trained proper, but accidents happen and they are still, even once adults, wild animals.


Those that went egg hunting:
Inviditar - died during
Sr Apprentice Tayvelle
Sr Apprentice Cinnacai




IC Thread


Participants
Keassa


Checked In
Kindolin
Tayvelle || Testhinia
Kyrrin
J'thir || J'hal || Danaera || D'vik || Thoridan || Arrobella
Elrost || Cinnacai



Standard event participation practice applies. Post in the event thread or here giving us a sentence or two as to what your character might be doing at this time. If you are posting elsewhere but skipping the events, remember : we do not require IC participation. Simply post here under your Player account and let us know what's going on with your character.





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Red Riders / Re: Ki'ki [27.05.2577/Red Weyrling]
« on: September 18, 2018, 07:38:19 PM »


Image Credit:
Hatchling: Link to line art.
Adult:  Link to line art.
Colored by SanctifiedSavage
Dragon Details

Name:
Aellath
Pronounced:
[ AY-lath ]
Color:
Red
Date of Birth:
24.06.2591 9th Interval.
Place of Birth:
Southern Winds Weyr
Clutch Mother:
Kalestath
Clutch Father:
Neisoth
Measurements:
Mature Length: 15.1M
Mature Height: 3.04M
Mature Wingspan: 33.7M

General Appearance...

Aellath is something of an ugly duckling when he hatches. Where some of his siblings are very bright and fetching colors, or at least have attractive markings, he's an uneven blend of shades that seem to clash. Nothing about him is quite consistent, from his berry-colored underbelly to uneven patches of dark rose and the rather washed-out pink that makes up most of his body. With time, as he grows, that will change. While he will never be the most vibrant of dragons, his coloring will smooth out and become far more even. Much of his body will grow even more desaturated, serving to offset the dark, almost stain-looking markings the color of port.

Of average length and height for a Red dragon, Aellath's most notable features are his wings. Far bigger than would otherwise suit him, they also have broad sails meant for prolonged flight and gliding. With his light weight and smaller body, it will thus be easy for him to stay in the air for extended periods, and he'll be a bit more graceful while airborne than many others of his color.

Personality...

Mind Voice: Aellath's voice has a silvery and smooth quality to it, making him very easy and appealing to listen to. It modulates how quickly his mind and words move somewhat, making his presence less grating and intrusive. Endlessly curious and willing to learn, him poking through Ki'ki's thoughts and memories will become a familiar sensation. He wants to catch up on everything she already knows!

Likes:
Being Petted : Since he's a very physical dragon, he likes it when his rider expresses affection with touch. Being oiled, rubbed on the eye ridges, scratched under the chin -- bring it all on. It'll melt him into a tiny puddle and make him purr.

Cool Mornings : When things are still and the heat hasn't really arrived yet is his favorite kind of weather. Though it never lasts long, it will make getting up early on a rider's schedule easier for him since he wants to take advantage of the morning anyway.

Dislikes:
Isolation : Aellath has been among friends from the moment he hatched -- first touched by the minds of his fellow Red siblings and then immediately after bonded to Ki'ki. As a result, he's rather dependent:  almost clingy. He very much dislikes feeling in any way like he's alone.

Cruelty : It just doesn't make any sense to him. Why would you go out of your way to make other people suffer?

Strengths:

* HYPERACTIVE : Were his rider not able to keep up with him, this would undoubtedly be a weakness of Aellath's rather than a strength. But since he and Ki'ki are of one mind about always being ready to go, he at least has some manner of outlet for his energy. If properly directed to a task that fulfills them both, Aellath's unending enthusiasm will enable him to accomplish quite a bit without getting tired.

* SAVVY : Particularly about his and Ki'ki's own abilities, Aellath is possessed of sound judgment. While his extreme energy might be inclined to make others think he's reckless (or going to give them whiplash), he actually has quite a lot of common sense and a good head on his shoulders. It will take time for him to really grow into it, so it's safe to say he and his rider will still make mistakes while they're young -- but eventually, he'll be able to be the voice of reason for her when necessary.

Weaknesses:

* DISORGANIZED : Since he talks fast and may change topic abruptly, Aellath's trains of thought can be hard to follow for those not used to him. Along with that, he's not exactly good at planning, far preferring to just act on instinct and let his gut feelings carry him through.

* PHYSICAL STRENGTH : Aellath can run and fly for days, but he's just not built for fighting or carrying heavy loads. While he's not expressly delicate -- or he'll swear he isn't, anyway -- he can be easily overpowered by those bigger than him and wear out quickly if he's being made to haul a lot of weight.

Dragon Speech Code:
Gradient Code : Text: #d7c5be; Left BG: #341016; Right BG: #7c3d48;
This is what Aellath's voice code will look like.
Simply enclose text in the [*aellath][/*aellath] BBCodes and remove the * to color his speech.

Member Info...

Anything Else:
Made per the process outlined at the Optional Weyrling Application. Please let us know via PM if you choose to accept or reject this dragon.

We hope you like him! :love: Ideally, he will be a source of strength for Ki'ki without stifling her.

Coded by SanctifiedSavage for SWW

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Blue Riders / Re: Ysveta [02.04.2572 // 9th Pass] Blue Weyrling
« on: September 15, 2018, 09:37:04 PM »

Image Credit:
Link to line art.
Colored by SirAlahn.
Dragon Details

Name:
Oskith
Pronounced:
[ OSS-kyth ]
(note the 'S' is soft, rather than a 'Z' sound)
Color:
Blue
Date of Birth:
24.06.2591 9th Interval.
Place of Birth:
Southern Winds Weyr
Clutch Mother:
Kalestath
Clutch Father:
Neisoth
Measurements:
Mature Length: 26.8M
Mature Height: 5.9M
Mature Wingspan: 38.2M

General Appearance...

Oskith looks like he got caught in a snow storm. Most of his body is a dark, dark blue, nearly the color of the night sky -- though his underbelly does lighten to a deep cobalt. His wings are an even darker shade at the outward edges, and for most of the membrane, only fading toward a frosty, incredibly pale blue near to the bones. However, his wingsails are also speckled with flecks of that same icy hue, rather like snowflakes scattered against the dark. On the rest of his body, he carries some softly smudged patches of that same ice blue, most prominently on his feet, breast, tailtip, wing bones, and face. He also carries a very faint speckling on his shoulders and the back of his neck.

In terms of build, Oskith is of average length for a Blue. Despite that he's very tall, giving him an almost stretched out appearance with long, spindly legs. Unfortunately, his wingspan does not match his height -- it's instead remarkably short for his size, making sustained flight difficult. He has to beat his wings a lot more than similarly-sized dragons to stay in the air, since they are not proportional to the rest of his body.

Personality...

Mind Voice: Oskith's mind voice is crisp and precise, his words well-enunciated and measured. He manages to do it without sounding stiff or stilted or cold, his inflection still emotive. There's an almost glossy feel to his presence, like unmarred lacquer on an instrument, and Oskith conducts himself at all times as a well-polished gentleman with good manners.

Likes:
Complicated Problems : Oskith loves nothing more than a good puzzle, and he takes a great amount of joy in not only the solution but the process of getting there. He thrives on both hypotheticals and practicals, so long as they're interesting enough to be a challenge.

Causes : Above all, he wants him and Ysveta to be part of something bigger. They don't have to pick a hill to die on, but he wants to contribute, along with her, more than just the standard Wingrider duties. Whether that's teaching, becoming Search riders, or even just helping out with the Creche children, Oskith wants to have a purpose.

Dislikes:
Outliers : Oskith wants things to fit neatly into boxes. It bothers him when something doesn't, and he will dwell on it until he figures out how to classify it -- even if it's just him forcing the thing to fit a mold it doesn't completely match.

Immaturity : There's little he can stand less than someone acting childishly. If they're an actual child, that's different. But if you're an adult and act like a Crecheling? Well, then he won't engage with you until you decide to be a little more mature.

Strengths:

* INTERPERSONAL INTELLIGENCE : Capable of great empathy, Oskith just gets people. Throughout his life, he'll help his rider navigate social interactions without making her feel alienated. After all, the way she thinks is the only thing he'll ever know. He'll just play translator and help her judge the boundaries between honesty and tactfulness. But Oskith will never let Ysveta think she's inferior for processing things differently than other people.

* MULTITASKING : As organized and precise as he is, Oskith would have made a good personal assistant. Rather than manifesting as a lack of focus, he is incredibly focused -- just on a lot of things. He's naturally good at juggling schedules, responsibilities, and to-dos, but also knows the value of not being constantly on the go 24/7. In that, he'll be able to help Ysveta balance her needs with work and be all the better for it.

Weaknesses:

* EXACTING : Much like his rider, this Blue is also a perfectionist. He wants everything to be done just so, and gets annoyed when things don't go according to plan. His standards for other people are very high, and he expects theirs to be too. Oskith will always want to make sure that he and Ysveta are living up to their own ideals.

* SLEEP : Oskith isn't a lazy dragon, per se, but he's not convinced on the issue of staying up late. This may be a bit of a struggle for him at first, as he tries to adapt to Ysveta's night owl tendencies. Eventually, the two of them will have to work out that balance -- because Oskith is never going to be good at staying awake very long after sundown. The later it gets into the night, the more likely he is to just fall asleep wherever he is and be nearly impossible to rouse.

Dragon Speech Code: This is what your dragon's voice will look like. Background: #001354; Text: #c6d9ff

Member Info...

Anything Else:
Ideally, Oskith will be a good ballast for Ysveta while still bolstering her strengths. Anyway, we hope you like him. :love:

Coded by SanctifiedSavage for SWW

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Black Riders / Re: R'ghal [02.05.2574 9th Pass || Black Weyrling]
« on: September 13, 2018, 03:10:23 PM »

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Link to line art.
Colored by SirAlahn
Dragon Details

Name:
Rintoth
Pronounced:
[ RINN-tohth ]
Color:
Black
24.06.2591 9th Interval.
Place of Birth:
Southern Winds Weyr
Clutch Mother:
Kalestath
Clutch Father:
Neisoth
Measurements:
Mature Length: 35.7M
Mature Height: 8M
Mature Wingspan: 61.2M

General Appearance...

Rintoth's hide is as black as coal, and it's remarkably consistent across his body. The only real variations on him are occasional fogs of a smokier grey that seem to shift across him as he moves, like dark clouds across a nighttime sky. In bright lights, a few more noticeable markings will appear. In particular, his feet are just a few shades darker than the rest of his body -- and he bears a very subtle pockmarking that almost looks like scales.

From the moment he hatches, Rintoth is an imposing mass of muscle. He's not a long dragon, but he's built like a tank and will only get stronger as he grows. His legs, neck, and shoulders are particularly powerful, making him built for fighting and capable of propelling his bulk through the air. A bit taller than most his size, he nevertheless has an average wingspan with broad sails better suited for keeping something as big as him in the air. There will always be a heaviness that characterizes his gait, and landing is never going to be a moment of grace for him.

Personality...

Mind Voice: Much like the rest of him, there's nothing subtle about Rintoth's mental presence. It's a heavy, forceful sort of intrusion when he first connects to his rider's mind, and there's forever going to be a thick, sturdy backing in R'ghal's head that only quiets some when Rintoth is asleep. When he speaks, it's as low and rumbling as thunder.

Likes:
Protecting Others : Rintoth isn't just about aggression for the sake of it. He fully recognizes that he's larger, stronger, and meaner than most, and he feels that there's a certain responsibility inherent in that. Even if it might be for a cause he doesn’t care about, or to benefit someone he doesn't like, Rintoth wants to put his strength to good use making things better. He very harshly judges those who have the capability but don't follow through.

Shade : Basking in the sun is just too hot for Rintoth, given that the color of his hide means he absorbs and retains a lot of heat. Once he and R'ghal graduate, he'll demand that they get a weyr on the shady side of the Bowl, and he'll follow the shade as it moves as much as he can. By the same token, he much prefers nighttime for similar reasons.

Dislikes:
Other Male Dragons : Sure, he has a categorical and particular hatred for Bronzes, but he isn't particularly thrilled with any other males of his species. Rintoth sees them all as rivals, and it will take a lot of time and exposure for him to make a friend among them.

Politics : Rintoth just can't wrap his mind around some of the reasons people get upset, nor the confusing and backhanded ways they act because of it. He feels like it saves a lot more time to just be upfront when you dislike someone, fight, and get it all out of the way.

Strengths:

* COLLABORATIVE : For all his faults, Rintoth doesn't have an issue with authority -- which will probably serve him well given his rider's ambitions. He might grumble about people or dragons he doesn't like on a personal level, but he's perfectly capable of putting that aside to achieve a common goal, and he can actually be quite charming when he's involved in such a thing. Just don't expect that courtesy to extend after the effort is over.

* RELIABLE : One of the few things that will ever temper this dragon's impulses are promises. If he's made one, he will do his best not to break it -- even if it goes against something he really wants to do. In that, he's not a flaky dragon nor prone to flights of fancy. If you give him a task, he'll get it done… even if he doesn't like it and complains the whole time.

Weaknesses:

* LUMBERING : It's going to take a while for Rintoth to get the hang of his body, and his rapid growth in size will extend the problem while he's still an adolescent, since he'll always seem to be off balance. Even once he's grown, he's never going to be a graceful creature, and he'll maintain he's far more useful as a blunt force instrument anyway. But it does mean R'ghal will have to get used to how heavily Rintoth lands, and his feet may get stepped on a fair bit while his dragon is still small.

* RASH : Rintoth is very much an "act now, talk later" sort of dragon. Headstrong and with a quick impulse for violence, he thinks the best way to solve disagreements is through fighting them out. After all, if he's strong enough to win, surely that means he's right? And when it comes to risk-taking, he's never going to look before he leaps, meaning either R'ghal will have to learn to reign in his dragon, or the two of them are going to be a menace together.

Dragon Speech Code: This is what your dragon's voice will look like. Background: #1b1b21; Text: #9493a7

Member Info...

Anything Else:
Made per the process outlined at the Optional Weyrling Application. Please let us know via PM if you choose to accept or reject this dragon.

We hope you like him! :love:

Coded by SanctifiedSavage for SWW

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Announcements & Events / Extra Voice Code Options
« on: September 12, 2018, 11:18:41 PM »
Choices for Voice Codes

We have a lot of dragons here, at SWW. Both being played, ready to be adopted, and in the creature bank. It becomes difficult to create a unique color voice code for a dragon when the site has been around for 4 years, so we chatted a bit and decided we were going to allow gradient voice codes for dragons. There are going to be a couple things to note, a couple things to keep in mind, and should you like to change one of your character's dragon's voice, then you'll simply need to request it here.

Guidelines:
* First and foremost, this is not a requirement. If you are happy with the two tones you have or too lazy to change any of them that is perfectly fine. Having a variety on the site will be lovely.
* Second, the staff has full discretion on whether or not a code will be approved due to readability. This is standard in the application anyway, but gradient text can be very subjective and, for this, it'll have to meet our standards.
* If you want to have your dragon's voice changed, please fill out the form below. You can test and preview your colors here. Be sure to use left to right OR you can use the code we have on the site:
We has our own gradient code!

Code: [Select]
[gradient=#FIRST COLOR,#SECOND COLOR][color=#TEXT COLOR]Maaaagiiiiiiic[/color][/gradient]



Voice Change
Character Dragon Belongs to : [{Name}]
Dragon Name : Name
This is a preview of what the voice will look like. :3

Code: [Select]
[b]Character Dragon Belongs to :[/b] [{Name}]
[b]Dragon Name :[/b] Name
[gradient=#FIRST COLOR,#SECOND COLOR][color=#TEXT COLOR]Maaaagiiiiiiic[/color][/gradient]

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Red Riders / Re: Na'va [ 04.05.2573 // Red Weyrling ]
« on: September 11, 2018, 10:22:30 PM »

Image Credit:
Link to line art.
Colored by SirAlahn.
Dragon Details

Name:
Derraseth
Pronounced:
[ DARE-rah-seth ]
Color:
Red
Date of Birth:
24.06.2591 9th Interval.
Place of Birth:
Southern Winds Weyr
Clutch Mother:
Kalestath
Clutch Father:
Neisoth
Measurements:
Mature Length: 16.7M
Mature Height: 2.6M
Mature Wingspan: 26.5M

General Appearance...

Most of Derraseth is a vibrant red color similar to a strawberry, with subtle variations therein that prevent him from looking entirely matte or consistent. Some areas on his body are a slightly darker hue, such as his shoulders, front right leg, neck ridges, and tail. But it's his patches of lighter color that are much more striking, nearly appearing white in places though close inspection will reveal they are simply a very pale pink. There's no real rhyme, reason, or symmetry to where these areas are located, and they, along with his darker shadings, will shift shape and location slightly while he grows.

Of middling size for a Red dragon, Derraseth's wingspan is also more or less average for his length. That being said, he is drastically shorter at the shoulder than most others of similar sizes. His body is robust and not as spindly as some others of his color -- not stocky, but certainly sturdy. His back legs in particular are incredibly powerful, and will make him an adept runner, jumper, and able to put on quick bursts of speed when he's initially taking off.

Personality...

Mind Voice: Initially, there's something about Derraseth's voice that seems like a purr -- not precisely sweet, but much softer than his personality actually warrants. Anyone who listens to him for any length of time, however, will rapidly detect something sharper beneath, a tart undercurrent more in line with his true self.

Likes:
Conflict : Derraseth thrives on it. Whether it's in a mild form, like wrestling with his siblings, or something more drastic like picking a fight with a larger dragon, this Red doesn't know when to back down. He'll occasionally even bicker with Na'va, but the majority of the time it will instead be the two of them pitted against another. Derraseth loves the thrill of having something to rally against.

Reputation : Specifically, his. He'll quickly realize that other people don't know what to expect from dragons of his color, and Derraseth will be shameless in taking advantage of that. Whether it's posturing aggressively, hissing at others, or otherwise cultivating that underlying sense of uncertainty and fear, he appreciates that people don't know how to categorize him and his rider.

Dislikes:
Boredom : Don't leave him unattended somewhere if you don't want him to get in trouble. Derraseth has infamously short patience, and he'll find ways to entertain himself if no one else is doing it for him. This may lead to the destruction of property or him getting into a physical altercation. And he won't ever apologize, believing it's your fault for not giving him something to do.

Sameness : Derraseth doesn't want to be like everyone else, and is firmly convinced that he and Na'va aren't. He'll rankle against being compared to another in such a fashion, and will likely get along bets with Greens or other Reds simply because he sees them as more varied and less rank-and-file as the other colors.

Strengths:

* THICK-SKINNED : Derraseth couldn't give less of a damn what other people think of him. Insults, underestimations of his abilities -- none of it will faze him. There's no point, to him, in getting upset about it; he and Na'va will prove them wrong anyway, and it's just a waste of their energy dwelling on other people's opinions. Physically speaking, he's also hard to injure, shaking off pain and minor wounds and quickly healing from them besides.

* GROUNDED : In contrast with some other Reds, this one isn't stuck in the clouds. He'll reel Na'va in when she tries to check out of situations that really do need to be confronted, combating her natural impulse to escape and avoid certain situations. But he doesn't do it cruelly, and it will perpetually be with the reminder he'll be there to support her the whole way, no matter what happens.

Weaknesses:

* SOCIALLY OBLIVIOUS : Derraseth doesn't know (or care) when something he does or says might be inappropriate or upset someone. But don't mistake this as social awkwardness -- if he really wanted to, he could grasp other people's motivations and feelings. It just doesn't occur to him that it matters.

* PIG-HEADED : Once this fellow gets a notion in his head, it's near impossible to dislodge. Often, that is coupled with a sense that he's always right, so there's even less reason for him to sway from his convictions. This will no doubt cause some rifts between him and others, and potentially even create some contention between himself and his rider if they have vastly different ideas about how a situation should be handled.

Dragon Speech Code: This is what your dragon's voice will look like. Background: #F1CAC8; Text: #7F1716

Member Info...

Anything Else:
Made per the process outlined at the Optional Weyrling Application. Please let us know via PM if you choose to accept or reject this dragon.

Derraseth is intended to be Red 008 -- the one that licked at the bloodstain on the sands. We hope you like him! :love:

Coded by SanctifiedSavage for SWW


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Red Riders / Re: R'kan [ 18.08.2573 / Red Weyrling ]
« on: September 06, 2018, 02:10:50 PM »

Image Credit:
Link to line art.
Colored by SirAlahn.
Dragon Details

Name:
Hisketh.
Color:
Red.
Date of Birth:
24.06.2591 9th Interval.
Place of Birth:
Southern Winds Weyr.
Clutch Mother:
Kalestath
Clutch Father:
Neisoth
Measurements:
Mature Length: 19M
Mature Height: 4M
Mature Wingspan: 31.54M

General Appearance...

Hisketh's hide is the color of deep, rich blood -- which darkens to an even more concentrated shade along the insides of her limbs, her neckridges, and her tail. There's very little by way of variation on her, since her markings are nearly as pure and unadulterated as her personality. The membranes of her wingsails are her brightest feature:  moving in a sunset gradient from deep burgundy near the bones of her wings and shifting to a red-orange at the trailing edges. Beyond this, the only true markings she bears are along the underside of her neck and belly -- the same gradient moves from her neck to her stomach, with delicate brighter specklings tossed in amid much darker ones.

Nearly as large as a Red dragon can grow to be, she's nevertheless lithe and nimble with an impressive set of reflexes. She's a little taller at the shoulder than other dragons of her size, but also has a narrow, graceful neck and sharp wingsails cut more for tight manuvering than distance. Her long legs make her a skilled runner, which will only improve with time and training. Her true weaknesses lie in stamina and endurance; while she can be quite impressive in short bursts, she'll lag behind and quickly grow tired in longer flights.

Personality...

Mind Voice: Hisketh's voice is a low, throaty alto that's at once seductive and dangerous. She purrs, she growls, she hisses -- and, most amusingly, she'll end up with just as foul a mouth as R'kan. Though in most cases she'll throw this back in his face when she's correcting him on his bad behavior.

Likes:
Firestone : When she's far enough in her training to get to chew firestone, there's something about the experience that Hisketh is just going to fall in love with. She legitimately wishes that Thread was still falling so she'd have an excuse to use it all the time.

Off-color jokes : For whatever reason, Hisketh gets an enormous kick out of them. She thinks it's hilarious when people are surprised and offended that she remembers them, much less tells them. Though she'd be as distressed as any other dragon were R'kan to have sex during weyrlinghood, talking about the topic doesn't faze her in the slightest.

Adrenaline : Hisketh lives for the next spike of it just like R'kan does. Whether this be some competition in weyrling training, later scouting missions, or dangerous flying maneuvers, this Red lady gets a thrill out of things that would make others' stomachs drop away in fear.

Dislikes:
Being dirty : Though Hisketh might have a filthy mouth, she dislikes being dirty, dry, or anything else that makes her hide less than vibrant. The getting dirty itself doesn't bother her, and she won't shy away from hard work, but she doesn't want to stay grimy afterward. Which will mean frequent baths and oilings even when R'kan stomps around swearing up and down that she's already clean.

People with no class : She teases R'kan that she bonded to him because he's her "lifelong project". While she doesn't want to stifle him, Hisketh sees it as her duty to teach him when to behave and act a gentleman. But other people, not being her projects, will simply earn her anger if they act too crassly or rudely.

Indecision : Even if you make a bad decision, make one. You can always reevaluate your situation later, or at the very least learn from your mistakes. But refusing to act at all is as bad as cowardice.

Strengths:

* STEELY : This Red lady will never back down from a challenge, and she never changes her mind. Hisketh is a very no-nonsense dragon, and makes her dismissal clear when she's done talking to someone she thinks not worth her time. Her will is only rivaled by R'kan -- but really, they know which one of the pair is running that relationship.

* CLEVER : Hisketh has a keenly tactical mind that allows her to make snap judgments in a situation that demands them. She never wastes time being indecisive, able to cut to the heart of a problem and determine the best course of action within seconds. She's rarely wrong, and this skill could make her and R'kan quick and adept scouts if they're inclined in that direction.

Weaknesses:

* PUSHY : Hisketh won't let R'kan get away with living up to anything less than his full potential, even if she has to nag, threaten, and pester him into doing it. She won't back down from an argument with him no matter the circumstances -- and though she'll push him in the direction she thinks is best for him, she'll never seek to compromise his natural thirst for freedom nor stifle his personality. Even so, there are times when he'll be moved to shout, "Shut it, Hisk!" Not that this will get him anywhere. And other people are less likely to be understanding about her being bossy to them too.

* QUICK TO ANGER : She's liable to lash out first and think later when it comes to things that anger her, leading to arguments even between her and R'kan. But where some might think this would lead to a rift in their relationship, the give and take of conflict only makes their bond stronger. Other people, on the other hand, probably won't take well to her fiery temper nor her propensity for being argumentative.

Dragon Speech Code: This is what your dragon's voice will look like. Background: #420110; Text: #D71B08

Member Info...

Anything Else:
When she is mature, Hisketh will fly 05.07 and 32.08. She will be a force catch.

Coded by SanctifiedSavage for SWW

21
Announcements & Events / News New Post Prefixes!
« on: September 05, 2018, 01:07:01 PM »
New Fancy Prefixes

As you'll start to notice around the forum - while we retag things - there are new thread prefixes. While the words are largely the same, we have installed a mod that will make them a little more useful beyond just tagging a thread. Now, you can sort thread by what they are and it should hopefully pop a little more too. Both looking at a thread list and while you're reading a topic.

It should also require you to tag topics, where before it did not. Just to keep things neat. The description of each tag hasn't changed.

If you're curious about a tag, have questions, comments, or concerns, feel free to post them here or PM this account. <3

P.S. If you're feeling frisky and want to change some of your own topic prefixes before we get to them, that'd be nice. But not a requirement. <3

22
Announcements & Events / News August Overview
« on: September 01, 2018, 12:30:16 PM »
Recent Events

18.05 - Deltiath’s Flight - OOC
Late in the evening, A'yara’s Deltiath rises and calls for chasers. She is caught by J'ken and Tadriath.

18.05 - Kyrrinsk’s Run - OOC
Meanwhile, at the Mine Hall, Kyrrin’s Green Kyrrinsk summons other whers for a Run. She is caught by Kenna and Kensk.

26.05 - What Lurks - OOC
As the weyrlings are scrubbing down their dragons in the Cove on a foggy day, the alert goes up – Beach Snakes!

32.05 - Last Gambit - OOC
The stirrings of the underbelly at the Mine Hall, a relic from old Fort Hold, have produced a now-permanent gambling den deep in the tunnels, with Miners paid off and Peacekeepers looking the other way. Those who can be trusted have gathered for its grand opening.

08.06 - Let’s Have a Picnic - OOC
Despite setbacks and the continued threat of Hunters, the Holders and Crafters celebrate the halfway point of wall construction with an outdoor picnic.

18.06 - Egg Touching & Rider’s Bet VII - OOC Egg Touching & OOC Rider’s Bet
With Kalestath’s Hatching approaching, the Candidates visit the hardened eggs for the ceremonial Touching. Later in the evening, the riders likewise gather for the customary bet and celebration.

Post in the event thread or OOC Thread with just a sentence or two as to what your character might be doing for the various events. If you miss 5 events in a row, your account will be deemed inactive. If you are posting elsewhere but skipping the events, remember : we do not require IC participation. Simply post there under your Player account and let us know what's going on with your character.




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This month has been a bit a lot more active than the previous, and there are plenty of exciting things still in store. :3 Naturally, the Hatching may dominate the early part of September, but we hope the rest of the events prove fun for everyone. After all, we want there to be interesting opportunities for characters of all backgrounds!

Once more, we’ve tallied up the IC posts for August—and it’s hard to believe, but we raked in a total of 676 during the month. That seems like an impossible number, but we think it proves that the site is still healthy and active even if RL is still pulling some people away.

That monster SanctifiedSavage has won our Discipline Egg this month, since she has a staggering 278 posts all by herself. Once the month rolls over, the egg will be removed from her profile and be eligible for someone else to claim. Someone stop her.

In addition to that, we have two fresh winners of the Diligence Egg this month. This one is awarded to those who meet or exceed 50 posts in a single month. Much congratulations to Jarakrisafis with 80, and Lyndi with 56!

Thank you again to all of you who make SWW what it is. We wouldn’t be here without you!


SanctifiedSavage & SirAlahn

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Announcements & Events / News 33,000 Posts!
« on: August 23, 2018, 11:54:27 AM »
Another SWW Milestone


As of the time of this post, we're rocking 33,006 posts across 4511 topics. :shock: That's quite a lot of RPing, even if it is spread out across four years.

We just wanted to thank you all for sticking around and making this place what it is. We've made a new award egg for this milestone, as displayed above, and awarded it to all currently active members. Thank you for being awesome, and here's to many more posts and threads in the future. :love:

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Universal Events / Event [ 32.05.2591 ] Last Gambit
« on: August 17, 2018, 11:16:26 AM »
Last Gambit

32.05.2591 / 11PM

Everyone at the Mine Hall, welcome to the first, real gambling den! While there might have been little gambling spots tucked away in the darker corners of the Hall, a gang has come together to capitalize on the growing desire for entertainment. Peacekeepers have been bribed, Miners paid off in marks, and a cavern has been made for the Den deep in the mountain. Away from goody-two-shoes Holders and those that might find such activities below them.

If your character is so inclined, they’ll easily find their way there though. Word travels to those with an interest. Anyone who thinks to turn in the location is going to find the report miraculously lost. >:]

Anyone is free to make a member of Thranne’s gang, either MNPC or a PC. There will be enforcers, dealers, bartenders, and even lady servers. Thranne, himself, is an Important but Unranked NPC, so he’ll be available to be played.

Please keep in mind OOCly, we are not interested at this time for the Den to be discovered or shut down. Any character that would be likely to turn in the location, be upset it exists, etc would not be told of its location.

Beyond that, have fun.




IC Thread


Participating
Thranne
Kyrrin
Oppesine


Checked In
Ophyonis || Kindolin
Aldrekayn || Saleizo || K'mar || Callista || M'kale || Z'tai || Phaedralena || N'iko || Kharismene
Daresik || Ryneppa
Bekareni || Nealros || Penderton
Arrobella || Thoridan



Participation
Standard event participation practice applies. Post in the event thread or here giving us a sentence or two as to what your character might be doing at this time. If you miss 5 events in a row, your account will be deemed inactive. If you are posting elsewhere but skipping the events, remember : we do not require IC participation. Simply post here under your Player account and let us know what's going on with your character.

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Announcements & Events / News Success!
« on: August 16, 2018, 11:37:06 AM »
We are back in business! All posts and subaccounts made over the last week have been successfully restored. If you've uploaded images (like character avatars) or changed some custom profile fields since the 9th, you will need to redo those. But beyond that everything looks to be in working order. Please post here if you find something that doesn't seem right, and we'll get right on fixing it.

Edited to Add || If you're having an issue with something not displaying properly (such as a recent character's name code), clear your cookies and cache, and it should all display properly. :3

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