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Weyrling Announcements / OOC Oriath 2589 Announcement!
« on: March 03, 2018, 06:17:26 PM »
Moving Out!

With the new month ticked over, we thought we'd announce that Oriath's 2589 clutch moved out from their shared Weyrling rooms into ground floor Weyrs on 32.02.

It's something that surely some of them would be waiting for, but maybe a little apprehensive about, marking another step in their progress, and closer to the eventual graduation and dragon risings.

Given the small amounts of PCs in this clutch, we won't be running a Weyrling thread. If you need somewhere to post with this clutch, there's an active thread for them which you can find the details for here.

This may be the perfect opportunity to do a solo with your character, or organise something between your character's classmates and yourself :3

Congratulations to Oriath's Weyrlings of 2589!

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Announcements & Events / News Rank Announcement
« on: March 02, 2018, 08:22:21 PM »
Open Ranks

With Kalestath's clutch to make it onto the sands next month, we thought we'd remind everyone about the ranks which have recently been reopened after the busy time of the new year and holidays.

We've got one Assistant Weyrling Master and our Weyrling Master D'zel up for grabs. The assistant would be a character who took up the post after the graduation of our Weyrlings at the end of the turn, in preparation for overseeing the clutches that will impress in 2591. They can be an already existing character, or a brand new one, just send Southern Records or Weyrhandler a PM with your idea and we'll keep an eye on the application as you go for suitability.

One of our Junior Weyrwomen Eimerra is also up for grabs, along with our Weyrleader S'bok. Both of these characters have important roles for our site, so they have exciting futures ahead  :excited:

In terms of Wing Ranks, we've got our Beach Wingsecond, Y'an of Brown Klinath up for grabs, and an open Prairie Wingsecond as well. The Prairie Wingsecond should be a new character to fill the rank, but has held the position for some time. They can be a rider of any colour or gender.

Many Holder Ranks are still open, notably our Lord and Lady Holders, Maeron and Lhamoire. However, Hold Steward Prost and Headwoman Xuline are also open.

We also have some Craft ranks open as well, in the form of Healer Craftmaster Brigan, Miner Craftermaster Castivill and Weaver Craftmaster Alshan, along with many unnamed Master ranks and our illustrious Master Phenust of the Fisher Craft.

As always, we've got a lists of Ranked Adoptables, Important but Unranked Adoptables and our Unranked Adoptables, if you want more details about any of the above characters and their activity requirements.

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Construction Events / Closed Event [ 6.2.2591 ] Maiden Voyage of Southern Hope
« on: February 01, 2018, 03:48:07 AM »
Maiden Voyage
6.2.2591 // 5 am
On a cold, grey morning, the fishers are gearing up to send off the Southern Hope, for their first extended voyage. The boat has been an undertaking which the entire Weyr has been excited about for the opportunities this would give to all in terms of extra foods. While some may not relish the idea of more fish, they can't deny that having more food is a good thing for all.

Fishers
Only 5 fishers are heading out on this voyage, and their talents are extended across all ranges of fisher specialities in order to get the most out of this trip. Even if they're not actually shipping out, all fishers will be there to see off Southern Hope and their sailors.

Other Crafters & Holders
The construction has been an effort of not just the fishercraft. Those from other crafts and labourers from the Hold may want to see what some of their hard work has gone into.

Dragon Riders, Candidates & Weyrlings
Whilst it's not an "official" event, most of the Weyr and Hold would be well aware of the imminent departure of Southern Hope.




IC Thread

Participating
Phenust
B'lye
Vicymus
Halirina
Fisk || Mauddra || B'ron
Vanelwynne
X'kis

Checked In
L'ren || Esclamonde || Thiis || Velatha || Isotarïne || I'ryn || Notkerric || T'kray || T'vil || Halraen
B'lye || T'stann || Nishi || W'lleni || C'bryn || Galve || Tiynnalacia || Kyareena || Omenya || Neriherem || Keron || Vorianna || Qailyx
Droissa || Nieve || Penderton || C'dus || Saviavi || Nealros || Bekareni || F'erro || T'rel || R'ael
A'srian || B'ryn || K'eir || K'ran || N'lyse || Thealdrae || Xydrie





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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Universal Events / Event [ 37.10.2590 ] End of Turn Celebration
« on: November 23, 2017, 01:54:05 PM »
End of Turn Celebration
37.10.2590 // 6 pm

With the overcast day clearing just in time to clearly reveal the stars and Pern’s moons, the entire Weyr begins its long nightly celebrations to welcome the new turn. Food rations have been lifted for the night to allow for a feast (or as much of one as the Weyr can muster), and the Brewer’s small reserves of alcohol have been opened for those wishing to partake. This is one of the Weyr’s only celebrations where everyone is invited—Holders, Riders, and Weyrfolk alike.

Even Candidates and Weyrlings are allowed to attend:  though the Weyrlings are heavily suggested not to consume alcohol in order to keep from alarming their dragonets or making poor decisions because of lowered inhibitions. This is also traditionally the time that those newly graduated first start to mingle with their new Wingmates as full riders.

The celebrations will continue until midnight for most, when the new turn begins—though some may celebrate onward to the dawn. Either way, duties and drills are excused the next day to allow the Weyr to relax and recover. The exception to this is that Prairie’s Riders will still ferry people to and from the Mine Hall.

There will be lively conversation, ample food and drink, and dances serenaded by the Harpers, all taking place in the Weyr Hall. The bulk of the celebration will be taking place there, but if some of your characters sneak off for private festivities or wander away from the party, feel free to make your own threads elsewhere in the Weyr. Just make sure not to post anything with a time stamp after midnight—posting through the transition from 2590 to 2591 is fine, we just don’t want anyone posting anything significantly past that into the next morning. ^_^

IC Thread

Participants
Tiynnalacia
Faytona || Tavianna
Jaklyn
Elrethra || Tresrissa
X'kis
Bl'yx


Checked In
Rinneir || Tolanna
C'ren || Nalise || Zilanie || Isalia || U'kir || Leonie || Trundiffsle || M'lan || Sa'se || L'anna || Ya'lin || Raindon || Arinada
L'ren || Thiis || Esclamonde || Velatha || Isotarïne || I'ryn || Notkerric || T'vil || T'kray || Halraen
Remmalthira ||  Murrinah ||  Ilse ||  Palissa ||  Albree ||  Eimerra ||  Tallorine ||  Yestine || Unavin || Ehrran || Morhea || Zaya
Saidra || R'eso || Arlais || Ilue || Saer || Kerenya || Tircin
Halirina || W'sar || L'ale || C'ace || Niema || K'eeda || A'yara || B'nyn || Yinaya || Seaphonellqua || J'dan || Haithen || Sethunya || S'ric || S'nis || Keassa || Loressa || Sevastjan || Ysmersa || Remira || Gavita || [{Meyelthra ||  Daysepona  || Ivonai || Quenneca || Everalsie || Domnitissa
Droissa || Nieve || Penderton || C'dus || Saviavi || Nealros || Bekareni || F'erro || T'rel || R'ael



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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Universal Events / Closed Event [ 37.10.2590 ] Weyrling Graduation
« on: November 23, 2017, 01:52:46 PM »
Weyrling Graduation
37.10.2590 // 4 pm

The day that the Weyrlings of 2588 have all been waiting for has finally arrived. After over two turns of studying, exams, and training, the Weyrlings have been led into the Weyrbowl, and are now ready to be sorted into their wings, receiving their knots as fully fledged riders of the Weyr. Most would know that the ceremony is not something that drags on, with one of the Weyrling Masters giving only a brief speech before the Wings are announced, the Weyrlings crossing their fingers to see where they will enter.

A crowd does not gather for this event, instead the Weyr saves their celebrations and congratulations for the night time End of Turn Event. The Weyrling Graduation is only attended by Wingleadership, Weyrling Masters and Assistants, and the Graduating Class.

Not so much a sombre affair, but given the large amounts of ranking members of the Weyr at this ceremony, Weyrlings are expected to be clean, polite and in their best attire, with dragons looking as sharp as ever.

On an OOC note, most Weyrlings are sorted in Prairie Wing post graduation, and none are accepted into Mountain, your Weyrlings will know this too. This however, does not mean that your characters are meant to be there indefinitely, wing shuffling is a common occurrence at Southern Winds Weyr. After your character has had some experience within their Wing, they'll be allowed to apply to be considered for a transfer.

( Additionally, note that some IC informational lists may not be updated until tomorrow due to American Thanksgiving festivities. Rest assured, we will make sure it all gets done. <3 )

IC Thread

Participants
Wa'by
W'um || K'rez
C'ren || Nalise || Zilanie
H'riel
Nishi

Checked In
Rinneir || Tolanna
J'hal || J'thir || Danaera || Arrobella || Thoridan
Saidra || R'eso || Arlais || Ilue || Saer || Kerenya || Tircin
A'srian || B'ryn || K'eir || K'ran || N'lyse || Thealdrae || Xydrie
L'ren || Thiis || Esclamonde || Isotarïne || Velatha || I'ryn || Notkerric || T'vil || T'kray || Halraen
Remmalthira ||  Murrinah ||  Ilse ||  Palissa ||  Albree ||  Eimerra ||  Tallorine ||  Yestine || Unavin || Ehrran || Morhea || Zaya
Droissa || Nieve || Penderton || C'dus || Saviavi || Nealros || Bekareni || F'erro || T'rel || R'ael



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 Updates to Crafthalls!
« on: September 13, 2017, 03:29:39 PM »
Updates to Crafthall Master Info

Hello everyone!

We noticed a little lack of information when it came to our Masters, so we wanted to clarify a little bit how the masters are distributed across the crafts, but without limiting you too much. Each crafthall thread, which you can find in this forum, have now been updated with guidelines for the number of masters in each craft as per the specialities outlined in the threads.

The "Hall-less" crafthalls have also been updated with Journeyman information along the same vein.

These positions will only be "claimed" by PC characters, just to make it fairer for all those RPing.

We hope this makes everything a little clearer!

Love,
SanctifiedSavage, SirAlahn, Inki & Aster

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Adoptables / OOC Weaver Craftmaster Alshan [ 05.07.2517 ]
« on: August 16, 2017, 04:40:43 AM »
Alshan

Weaver Craftmaster [05.07.2517]
Play By Ideas: Jeff Bridges // John Hurt


His craft:
Alshan is undeniably the most intelligent man in the Weaver craft, which has been both a benefit and a detriment to his advancement in the craft. Mastered only a few turns after the fall of the hall, Alshan and his wife did what they could to keep craft, (and silkworms by his wife’s command) alive and kicking.

It was the move to Fort Hold that necessitated the promotion of a new craftmaster, when few masters were alive, experienced and ready. He wasn’t the ideal choice, a little too intelligent to articulate his thoughts to the masses, with a lack of experience in manipulating and understanding people; their thoughts, their emotions, and how to handle them. However, he was really, the only choice. His love of learning quickly benefitted him, and he realised that he knew how to read people, but he had simply never utilised it before. Alshan had always been observant, he had simply never cared to use his observations to his advantage. It wasn’t a quick growth, he was old and hard to change, but he needed to be the Craftmaster, the Weavers needed him to be there for them.

Compartmentalising has been his saving grace. When he needs to be present, he has simply learnt to shut off everything else and focus. At any other time, Alshan has a scribe (usually a senior apprentice or junior journeyman in record keeping) which records what the Weavers affectionately call his “Outbursts”. Simply, when undergoing his everyday work, Alshan will frequently recall something that needs to be done, attended to, fixed, altered, added to records, anything and everything that runs through his constantly working mind. His scribe (or wife) are constantly on hand to record these “Outbursts” so that nothing is forgotten or missed in the whirlwind of Alshan’s mind.

Previously to his promotion to Craftmaster, Alshan had specialised in Record Keeping, his wife; the Silkworms. The Silkworm cave now presides connected to their living quarters in the Weyr.

His family:
Alshan and his wife were married as soon as they could. An arranged one, both from traditional holder families, but they grew to love one another. Their quirks, their strengths, their weaknesses are all what caused them to fall in love with each other all those years ago.

His wife gave him many children, and over the catastrophe, many were lost to thread, to sickness and to any of the other disasters that came with the failed detonation. But throughout it all, his family stayed together. His family, his craft, they’re what keeps them all going through these times.

His wife Gwinn is played by Inki and a wanted ad for his family can be found here.

Want to adopt Alshan?

Alshan is a Ranked Adoptable. See the requirements for his rank in this thread.
And then? Just fill out a profile for him and he's yours <3

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Announcements & Events / News Info Updates
« on: August 14, 2017, 09:27:37 PM »
New Information Topics

We have done a little fixing up of some of our information topics. Previously, we had our Plot Summary and Maps of the Weyr combined into one thread, but with the addition of some new images, we have decided to split them up.

You can now find our maps and the like here in the Atlas and our Summary lies here.

Thanks to our lovely admins SanctifiedSavage and SirAlahn, we also now have an image and description for the standard Rider's Weyr. Which you can find in our Atlas thread here.

We hope that this sheds a little more light into what living at Southern Winds Weyr actually looks like. <3

Love SanctifiedSavage, SirAlahn, Inki & Aster

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Announcements & Events / News The July Overview
« on: July 31, 2017, 12:26:38 PM »
Recent Events

22.07.2590 - Miravith's Flight - OOC Thread
Pythia's Miravith interrupts the return to duties with a Flight.

31.07.2590 - Oriath's Clutching - OOC Thread
Jr. Weyrwoman Vanelwynne's Gold, Oriath, lays her clutch on the Sands. There are 17 eggs in total.

01.08.2590 - Jungle Curse Continues - OOC Thread
As some of the older weyrlings are practicing flaming drills, disaster strikes and claims the lives of a young Green rider, Ny'la of Ilaroth, as well as that of Jungle's Wingleader, R'sin, who tries to save them.

03.08.2590 - Xasheyth's Maiden Flight - OOC Thread
Weyrling Nishi's Xasheyth rises early in the morning for her maiden Flight.

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.




New on the Forum

Updated Flight Calendar
Just a quality of life update, but you can now click on a dragon, wher, or firelizard's name here to go to their profile and see who they're bonded to.

Updated Dragon Voice Colors List
As with the above, you can now click on a dragon's name in this thread to view their profile.





Fun Distractions

If you have any open threads and you'd like them listed, let us know.
In-Depth Character Prompts - For SOLO Threads

Creative Endeavors
A forum for members to post artwork, writing, or anything else. Members only, of course, so anything posted is just for us.

So You've Had A Bad Day
The much sought after Rant thread. <3 Members only.

Pronunciation Guide
Come listen to how we say our characters' names, then submit your own. Good times. Members only.

Rotating Profile Pictures
How do!

Character Gifs
Come spam this thread with your silly gifs that represent your character in some way!

Character Play List
Come share your play lists, song choices, and whatever else musically involved with your characters.

Character Play List for Spotify
You can listen to it compiled, now, too, if you have Spotify. There will soon be a browser embed version too, Aster promises. Members only.

Words of the Day
Share cool words, inspired by writing or anything else.

The Stereotype Game
What stereotypical character traits have you let your characters take on?

Character Confessions
Share your character's confessions here. No bearing on IC; no one is going to magically know this information in character just because it's shared out of character.

Quotes Porn
We like our quotes here, be it Pern related or otherwise. These aren't the in-character quotes, that's below.
 
Contribute to Southern Winds Weyr

Quote Depository
Yes, this is where all of those quotes up at the top of the site come from.

Become a Weyr Outrider
If you want to help SWW advertise, here's how.  If you post 30 ads at new sites, you get an egg, and if you post at 100 more, you get another egg!

SWW "Encyclopedia"
We are endeavoring to compile our own Encyclopedia here on SWW so that all relevant setting information can be found here - not on google. Help us out!

IC Rumors and Gossip
The Weyr is like any small town. Shit gets around. Contribute to the IC rumor mill!

Rate Southern Winds
We’re listed on several topsites, but one allows reviews for the forum. If you have a moment to spare and you want to help us out, we’d really appreciate it.

Event Pacing
This is going to remain an active poll to judge how we should space events here at Southern Winds. Input greatly appreciated!

Character and Thread Appreciation
Let the people you play with know how awesome they are!

Recommend a Thread
Read a great thread recently? Think it's important to a character's story? The site plot? Suggest it here for those of us who just like to read the site!

Comments, Suggestions, and Feedback
We here at SWW love feedback. Let us know what we're doing right, what we're doing wrong, what you'd like to see more of, less of, or anything else!





Well, there's been less on the OOC updates/news front than some other months, with that section coming in at a record low since we started doing monthly summaries again ... but that CERTAINLY doesn't mean there hasn't been a lot going on! With an impressive number of Flights, Oriath's clutching and the furthering of the Curse of the Jungle Wingleader, it has not been a quiet month for Southern Winds.

Nor has it been all that quiet OOC, especially with a few new members -- welcome! -- and lots and lots of plotting (as well as a few more unexpected RL curveballs to our playerbase; as always, you're welcome to reply to things if and when you're ready without consideration to how long it's been!). While we are not #1 at all of the Pern topsites right at this moment, we are sustaining pretty high up there. The 2017 crown remains upon Southern Winds for showing up somewhere in the top 3. So long as no one is counting the spammer site.

ICly, Month 8 continues, hopefully on a less ominous path than what it started with. But this is Fort Island ... Anyway. Onward to August!


SanctifiedSavage, SirAlahn, Aster & Inki

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Universal Events / Closed Event [ 01.08.2590 ] Jungle Curse Continues
« on: July 19, 2017, 11:57:09 PM »
Jungle Curse Continues
01.08.2590 // 2pm

On a dreary fall day, the weather suddenly turns, and a Weyrling makes a dreaded mistake. Distracted, she betweens slightly to the left of her allotted flight path, and takes a full blast of flame from a fellow Weyrling.

With the Weyrling's chances seeming dire, Jungle Wingleader R'sin of Dekkath attempts to save Ildaroth, and her rider, Ny'la. However, in her extreme pain the young green Ildaroth panics, and takes herself, her rider and the Jungle Wingleader pair between.

Neither pair return.




What does this mean?
During the pass, it wasn't uncommon to lose approximately two Weyrlings per clutch, but since the arrival at Southern Winds Weyr, the odds have been far greater, and this is a shock to all those involved. Not only did they lose a Weyrling only months away from graduation, the Weyr has lost their Jungle Wingleader. It is likely the Jungle Wing will have a new Wingleader promoted by Halirina, after a few days grace with respect to R'sin's memory.

Weyrlings
Weyrlings will likely be the most affected by the loss.
• All the clutches from 2588 were in the air at the time, and a fellow 2588 Weyrling was the one to deliver the flaming blow to Ildaroth. Ny'la impressed Ildaroth in Imyth's 2588 clutch, so she would have many friends in the sky with her.
• The clutches from 2589 were studying inside the Weyrling barracks, with Wa'by although no doubt they heard the dragon's cries, and many would have witnessed the event.
• Kalestath's 2590 clutch had a prime view of the event, and no doubt it will serve as a grim reminder to them as they go forward with their training. W'um has directed Kalestath's 2590 clutch to return to the Weyrling barracks.

Riders
• Beach Wing and Prairie Wing would have been undergoing their afternoon wing duties (dragon drills and ferrying), and will therefore be either there to witness the event, or at least within range of whatever aftermath. Most riders would have witnessed the death of a fellow dragonrider before, however, it would still be devastating for those involved.
• Jungle Wing are out Hunting at this time, and will discover the loss of their Wingleader after being informed by someone from the Weyr.
• Mountain Wing will presumably hear word from their Wingsecond B'lye.

Others
• Many Holders and Crafters, having stayed at Fort Weyr for some time, would have experienced this before. However, it could be a first for many Hold bred Holders and Crafters.
• Candidates would be undergoing their Physical Training/Crop Tending session for the day, so many would be in the Weyrbowl to witness the event.

IC Thread

Participants
W'um || Z'ryr || B'ron || P'run || Q'ellan
Wa'by || X'kis || H'riel
I'drya
Nalise || C'ren || Zilanie
B'lye || Nishi
Erieen
L'ale || S'ric
J'thir || J'hal
C'dus
Vanelwynne || Ionei
Y'vis
S'den

Checked In
Inanna || Fisk || M'dak || Elrost || Iralye || X'rine || Ysveta || Y'tol || Vironethian || Paylae || Tresrissa || Daresik
Sokon || T'vye || Oarlen || K'zaya || Tayvelle || Berlya || D'mir || Nycolus
N'aen || Noa || Pythia || Syrena || Ellariel
Larilla || Narinae || Yaina || Sarinea || I'drya
M'lan || L'anna || Isalia || Raindon
Lokin || Zondesh || Zarra || Elremmiria || Tythinaden
T'rel || F'erro || Droissa || Saviavi || Penderton || Bekareni || Nealros || Nieve
L'ren || Nalata || Thiis || Esclamonde || Isotarïne || Velatha || I'ryn || Notkerric || T'vil
C'bryn|| Tiynnalacia || Omenya || Kyareena || Galve || Neriherem || Keron || T'stann || W'lleni
Arrobella
Kaladesi || V'len || T'lor || T'nax || T'veck || U'thar || Araena || Calladren || Kyohei
Sashana
K'mar || Callista || M'kale || Z'tai || N'iko || Phaedralena || Aldrekayn
Tichroan




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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Announcements & Events / News The April Overview
« on: April 30, 2017, 02:52:55 PM »
Recent Events

23.5.2590 - Vasalyth's Flight - OOC Thread
After Jungle's drills end for the day, Esclamonde's Vasalyth rises for her Flight.

34.5.2590 - New Supplies - OOC Thread
Mountain Wing discovers a cache of tools and supplies at the abandoned Weaver Hall near Southern Boll, and apprentices and Candidates alike are press ganged into helping move it all to Southern Winds.

2.6.2590 - Aryth's Flight - OOC Thread
Arlais' Green Aryth takes to the sky for her flight, calling for the males of the Weyr to chase her.

See previous events here

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.




New on the Forum

Bees
Inki was kind enough to write up a topic about the bees! Those interested in Beastcraft, take note.

Furbeasts
Same with the rabbits currently being kept to supplement the weyr's diet.

Peacekeeping
Lace and Inki put together a comprehensive guide about Pern's Peacekeepers! Useful if you want to make a character that used to be one.

Switch to Discord
Since more people are comfortable with it and Curse was giving us problems, we've officially switched to Discord!

SWW Award Expansion
In light of recent IC events and other matters, we've expanded the range of awards available here at SWW.

... Times Two
Though there's only one new award in this post, we've also added a Rainbow Flyer equivalent for wher collection, because we want to make everyone suffer and make more characters.

Event Pacing Poll
Yes, it's on this post twice, because technically it's always here. We thought we'd remind you and make sure everyone knew it had been reset with more realistic options.





Fun Distractions

If you have any open threads and you'd like them listed, let us know.
In-Depth Character Prompts - For SOLO Threads

Creative Endeavors
A forum for members to post artwork, writing, or anything else. Members only, of course, so anything posted is just for us.

So You've Had A Bad Day
The much sought after Rant thread. <3 Members only.

Pronunciation Guide
Come listen to how we say our characters' names, then submit your own. Good times. Members only.

Rotating Profile Pictures
How do!

Character Gifs
Come spam this thread with your silly gifs that represent your character in some way!

Character Play List
Come share your play lists, song choices, and whatever else musically involved with your characters.

Character Play List for Spotify
You can listen to it compiled, now, too, if you have Spotify. There will soon be a browser embed version too, Aster promises. Members only.

The Stereotype Game
What stereotypical character traits have you let your characters take on?

Character Confessions
Share your character's confessions here. No bearing on IC; no one is going to magically know this information in character just because it's shared out of character.

Quotes Porn
We like our quotes here, be it Pern related or otherwise. These aren't the in-character quotes, that's below.
 
Contribute to Southern Winds Weyr

Quote Depository
Yes, this is where all of those quotes up at the top of the site come from.

Become a Weyr Outrider
If you want to help SWW advertise, here's how.  If you post 30 ads at new sites, you get an egg, and if you post at 100 more, you get another egg!

SWW "Encyclopedia"
We are endeavoring to compile our own Encyclopedia here on SWW so that all relevant setting information can be found here - not on google. Help us out!

IC Rumors and Gossip
The Weyr is like any small town. Shit gets around. Contribute to the IC rumor mill!

Rate Southern Winds
We’re listed on several topsites, but one allows reviews for the forum. If you have a moment to spare and you want to help us out, we’d really appreciate it.

Event Pacing
This is going to remain an active poll to judge how we should space events here at Southern Winds. Input greatly appreciated!

Character and Thread Appreciation
Let the people you play with know how awesome they are!

Recommend a Thread
Read a great thread recently? Think it's important to a character's story? The site plot? Suggest it here for those of us who just like to read the site!

Comments, Suggestions, and Feedback
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So the biggest thing that happened this month was that the forum exploded and died briefly.

Which is why it's a testament to everyone's awesomeness that we are a) still here, and b) playing and c) managed to restore the majority of what was lost thanks to everyone's hard work going through caches, copying and pasting things that were still open on their computers, looking through the bowels of browser data, etc. You guys are GREAT, and that's why you got an egg for living through it. Incredible teamwork.

While April was quieter in terms of IC events, month 6 is not: there's still a lot more coming down the pipeline including the many things surrounding Kalestath's upcoming clutch.

And it won't be official on the site's closing lists until tomorrow, but as of right now, we're holding the top directory spot on Pernese Online and Pern Universe, and are placed either second or third (depending on how you count the weird spam site) for The Weyr Directory. Keep the clicks coming! And the posts. And the awesomeness. Just keep everything coming. <3


SanctifiedSavage, SirAlahn, Aster & Inki

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Wanted Ads / Extra Wanted Ad Index
« on: April 25, 2017, 03:15:43 PM »
Wanted Ad Index

This is an addition which we thought might be helpful for some people, instead of having to open up all of the tabs to see who is looking for a brown rider, or a green rider for example. Instead you can look here.

This is organised by what characters/character ideas have been requested. So the information next to the name is from the summary of the family member/love interest/other player that is being sought out, there is no information about the PC player, other than their name.

Ordered by type of ad, rank, and then age.

E.g. "I'm going to make a brown rider, probably around 40-45, who can I connect them to?" You can go look at the list, see that Kyya is looking for G'fri of Brown Bofth for Sokon, and follow the link to the wanted ad to see if there's any additional information that would sway your decision on him.

If there's anyone you would like to be taken off the list, or added on, just reply with the basic information for the wanted (Name, rank, sex, age, PC connection).




Family and Friends
Dragonriders
Spoiler for Hidden:
Bronze Riders:
Y'vis of Bronze Xnyeth – Jungle Wing – male – 55 turns – Yinaya
N'door of Bronze Tyreth - Impressed 2572 - male - 33 turns - X'rine
B’gor of Bronze Zerelyth – male – older than 26 turns – Inanna
D’ion of Bronze Yunth – Impressed in 2576 – male – 26 turns – Sokon

Brown Riders:
I'mek of Brown Ymolnth - Impressed in 2546 - male - 57 turns - M'kale
Vietalli of Gamulth - Impressed in 2560 - male - 50 turns - V'orni
G’fri of Brown Bofth – Impressed in 2562 – male – 42 turns – Sokon
Z'nar of Brown Moreth - Impressed in 2577 - male - 28 turns - Z'tai
Tommniko of Brown Bixenorth - Impressed in 2597 - male - 17 turns - N'iko
G'rell of Brown Wervnyth - Impressed in 2572 - male - AGE? - M'kale

Blue Riders:
Nar'n of Blue Suyreth - Impressed in 2567 - male - 38 turns - Zarenna
D'kin of Blue Onnalath - Impressed in 2578 - male - 33 turns - Eldessen
S’tis of Blue Dorieth – Jungle Wing – male – 25 turns – Inanna
H'nal of Blue Crealtynth - Impressed in 2576 - male - AGE? - M'kale

Green Riders:
Shorni of Pesrailth - Impressed in 2561 - female - 50 turns - V'orni
Satanna of Green Minarth – Impressed in 2562 – female – 40 turns – Inanna
Tyxana of Green Casseth – Impressed in 2562 – female – 40 turns – Sokon
Zaresha of Green Merlerirth - Impressed in 2568 - female - 39 turns - Zarenna
Vewena of Green Haudath - female - 33 turns - Vicymus
D'nan of Green Oosyth - Impressed in 2580 - male - 27 turns - Mauddra
Neshana of Green Seynanth - Impressed in 2586 - female - 24 turns - Zarenna
Sirana of Green Taith - Impressed in 2589 - female - 21 turns - Ysveta
Yolata of Green Zephreth - Impressed in 2587 - female - 18 turns - Y'tol
Reissa of Green Imeranth - Impressed in 2582 - female - AGE? - M'kale
Meliarsien of Green Verisynth - Impressed in 2588 - female - AGE? - M'kale

Unassigned Riders:
Tharik - Rider (imp. 2575) - male - 30 turns - Kyrrin
Aeylah – Rider (imp. 2583) – female – 24 turns – Sokon
L'tan - Rider of Kyrth (imp. 2584) - male - 21 turns - L'del
C’sooli – Rider (imp. 2585) – male – 17 turns – Sokon

Crafters:
Spoiler for Hidden:
Fisher:
Indra – Fisher – female – 35 turns – Droissa
Melanon – Apprentice – female – 25 turns – Z'ryr
Pellas - Journeyman - male - 24 turns - Velatha
Tircin - Jnr Journeyman - male - 20 turns - Keassa

Harper:
Rundar - Journeyman - male - 43 turns - P'run
Marmirkon – Journeyman – male – 37 turns – Lhamoire
Fernashe - male - 34 turns - Z'tai
Daekim - male - 32 turns - Eldessen
Lykor - Journeyman - male - 29 turns - Velatha
Payler – male – 23 turns – Paylae
Satriet – Apprentice – male – 20 turns – Ysveta
Vennelea - Snr. Apprentice - female - 20 turns - A'lori

Smith:
Arziknar - Woodsmith - male - 58 turns - Z'tai
Belizandrin - Blue Belizask - Master Smith - male - 56 turns - Bl'yx
Maelyxa - Brown Lyxask - Master Glass-smith - female - 55 turns - Bl'yx
Neveros – Snr. Journeyman Glass-smith – male – 48 turns – N'syn
Azinel - Woodsmith - male - 37 turns - Z'tai
Koskelya – Snr. Apprentice – female – 21 turns – R'kan

Miner:
Lariem – Journeyman – male – 53 turns – Z'ryr
Fleeta – Bronze Fleesk – Snr. Journeywoman – female – 40 turns – R'kan
Roshyrn – Blue Roshysk – Jnr. Journeyman – male – 34 turns – R'kan
Kyrrana - Journeywoman - female - 32 turns - Cinnacai
Nazat – Brown Nazask – Jnr. Journeyman – male – 26 turns – R'kan
Imastryn – Snr. Apprentice – male – 22 turns – R'kan
Turian - Snr. Apprentice - male - 20 turns - A'lori
Attior – Jnr. Apprentice – male – 19 turns – R'kan

Weaver:
Thirac - Master - male - 55 turns - Velatha
Methalia - Sr. Journeywoman - female - 50 turns - Velatha
Aunoria - Journeywoman - female - 38 turns - A'lori
Vemmoki - Journeyman - male - 38 turns - A'lori
Shihoin - Sr. Journeyman - male - 34 turns - Velatha
Marinalkya - female - 33 turns - Z'tai
Lyannaly – Journeywoman – female – 31 turns – B'lye
Vehenia - Journeywoman - female - 31 turns - Vicymus
Annera - Jnr. Apprentice - female - 14 turns - A'lori

Healer:
Perianas - Journeyman - female - 40 turns - P'run
Naussec - Snr Journeyman - male - 37 turns - Quenneca
Paylil – male – 22 turns – Paylae
Inistanna – Journeyman – female – 20 turns – Inanna
Leonie – Apprentice – female – 23 turns – F'erro
Kerenya – Apprentice – female – 15 turns – M'rek

Farmer:
Settang - Apprentice - male - 29 turns - Seng
Sebek – Snr. Journeyman – Gold Sebisk – male – 28 turns – Keassa
Tinus – Jnr. Journeyman – male – 25 turns – Keassa

Brewer:
Kenaren – Master – male – 59 turns – M'rek
Karenni – Journeyman – female – 39 turns – M'rek

Herder:
Vendron - Snr. Apprentice - male - 21 turns - A'lori

Unspecified Crafters:
Rothan - male - 53 turns - X'rine
Eundaugh - male - 52 turns - X'rine
Maelizandra - female - 40 turns - Bl'yx
Belixandrae - male - 38 turns - Bl'yx
Dilan - male - 37 turns - X'rine
Malizandai - female - 35 turns - Bl'yx
Sulesta – female – 33 turns – W'sar
Zyllaxen - male - 30 turns - Bl'yx
Yllaxella - female - 28 turns - Bl'yx
Meindari - female - 25 turns - Bl'yx
Tinncomascia – Journeyman – female – 25 turns – Tiynnalacia
Caryemascius – Apprentice – female – 22 turns – Tiynnalacia
Belazandrai - male - 21 turns - Bl'yx
Dranexyn - male - 18 turns - Bl'yx
Caracia – Apprentice – female – 15 turns – Tiynnalacia
Ixadaena - female - 15 turns - Bl'yx
Nevekan – Apprentice – male – 12 turns – M'rek

Weyrfolk:
Spoiler for Hidden:
Zarinel - Creche worker - female - 53 turns - Z'tai
Josskelyn - Weyrfolk - male - 52 turns - Jossekayne
Aleera – Ex-Dolphineer – female – 50 turns – Droissa
Essora – Creche Worker – female – 47 turns – Seng
Ikzarin - Creche worker - female - 32 turns - Z'tai
Rydena - Weyrfolk - female - 32 turns - Mauddra
Vormyur - Creche worker - male - 28 turns - Vicymus
Androis - Kitchen Worker - male - 26 turns - Droissa
Marudden - Weyrfolk - male - 25 turns - Mauddra
Dauryn - Weyrfolk - male - 24 turns - Mauddra
Maleria – Kitchen Worker – female – 20 turns – Paylae
Kolaimor - Weyrbrat - male - 8 turns - N'iko
Kaylianna - Weyrbrat - female - 6 turns - N'iko
Sarena - Weyrbrat - female - 6 turns - Zarenna
Tasik – Weyrbrat – male – 6 turns – Sokon
Tandena - Weyrbrat - female - 6 turns - L'del
Vyska - Weyrbrat - female - 3 turns - Nikadelli

Candidates:
Spoiler for Hidden:
Unnamed - Candidate - female - 13 turns - N'iko

Holders:
Spoiler for Hidden:
Cirkernos - Labourer - male - 60 turns - Cinnacai
Maronon – former Lord Holder of Tillek – male – 58 turns – Lhamoire
Marenna – Wife – female – 56 turns – M'rek
Xuline – Ranked* Hold Headwoman – female – 46 turns – N'syn
Garren - Gang leader - male - 44 turns - Saleizo
Caryelacia – Wife – female – 42 turns – Tiynnalacia
Tinncomascius – Wannabe Starcrafter – male – 42 turns – Tiynnalacia
Remmerra – Wife – Bronze Remmesk – female – 42 turns – Tavianna
Unnamed - Lord Holder's Son - male - 40 turns - Q'ellan
Marlerlilae –Guard – Blue Misk – male – 38 turns – Paylae
Nevyin – Holder – male – 38 turns – M'rek
Payleria – Wife – female – 38 turns – Paylae
Thaelira - Wife - female - 38 turns - Cinnacai
Xerlyle - Bronze Xerlysk - Peacekeeper - male - Older than 35 turns - Ophyonis
Esserin - Gold Essesk - Wher fighter/Gang member - male - 35 turns - Eldessen
Vyrine - Dealer/Gang Member - female - 31 turns - Ophyonis
Irthe - Baker - female - 29 turns - Cinnacai
Tinncolacia – Wife – female – 29 turns – Tiynnalacia
Taryelacia – Wife – female – 28 turns – Tiynnalacia
Koisar – Drudge – male – 26 turns – N'syn
Caratinnco – Wife – female – 20 turns – Tiynnalacia
Lacius – Wife – female – 19 turns – Tiynnalacia
Tinncia – Wife – female – 14 turns – Tiynnalacia
Mascia – Hold brat – female – 11 turns – Tiynnalacia

Wherhandlers:
Spoiler for Hidden:
Belizandrin - Blue Belizask - Master Smith - male - 56 turns - Bl'yx
Maelyxa - Brown Lyxask - Master Glass-smith - female - 55 turns - Bl'yx
Fleeta – Bronze Fleesk – Snr. Journeywoman Miner – female – 40 turns – R'kan
Marlerlilae – Blue Misk - Guard/Holder – male – 38 turns – Paylae
Xerlyle - Bronze Xerlysk - Peacekeeper - male - Older than 35 turns - Ophyonis
Esserin - Gold Essesk - Wher fighter/Gang member - male - 35 turns - Eldessen
Roshryn – Blue Roshysk – Jnr. Journeyman Miner – male – 34 turns – R'kan
Sebek – Gold Sebsik - Snr. Journeyman Farmer – male – 28 turns – Keassa
Nazat – Brown Nazask – Jnr. Journeyman Miner – male – 26 turns – R'kan

Free/Open:
Spoiler for Hidden:
Close Friends - Any rank - any gender - any age - Vironethian
Friends and Old Flames - Any rank - any gender - any age - Niema
Best friend - Any rank - any gender - any age - Daysepona
Winna - Crafter or Holder - female - 62 turns - Gwinn
Lawen - Crafter or Holder - male - 60 turns - Gwinn
Gwinnalle - Crafter or Holder - female - 58 turns - Gwinn
Tiruna – Crafter or Holder – female – 52 turns – Fisk
Tellawinn - Crafter or Holder - female - 47 turns - Gwinn
Anetel - Crafter or Holder - male - 45 turns - Gwinn
Lirynae – female – 42 turns – Z'ryr
Shietall - male - 36 turns - V'orni
Kenelle - Rider/Weyrfolk - male - 34 turns - Jossekayne
Vietali - female - 34 turns - V'orni
Zira – female – 33 turns – Z'ryr
Nerihep – male – 32 turns – Z'ryr
Tellan - Crafter or Holder - male - 32 turns - Gwinn
Hanelon - male - 31 turns - P'run
Lesma – female – 31 turns – Lhamoire
Unnamed – Child of Remmerra – 30 turns – Tavianna
Blateren - male - 28 turns - P'run
Leron – male – 28 turns – Lhamoire
Tiriya - female - 28 turns - P'run
Nakayne - Rider/Weyrfolk - male - 25 turns - Jossekayne
Unnamed – Child of Remmerra – 25 turns – Tavianna
Moire – female – 23 turns – Lhamoire
Unnamed – Child of Remmerra – 23 turns – Tavianna
Yun - female - 23 turns - P'run
Agwellyn - Crafter or Holder - male - 22 turns - Galleweyne
Ludara - female - 22 turns - P'run
Maehamoire – female – 22 turns – Lhamoire
Gallesha - Crafter or Holder - female - 21 turns - Galleweyne
Unnamed – Child of Remmerra – 21 turns – Tavianna
Halnae - female - 20 turns - P'run
Linntella - Crafter or Holder - female - 19 turns - Galleweyne
Lesmirkea – female – 18 turns – Lhamoire
Lhamaeron – male – 16 turns – Lhamoire
Marlerliria – female – 15 turns – Paylae
Unnamed – Child of Remmerra – 15 turns – Tavianna
Marliae – female – 14 turns – Paylae
Unnamed – Child of Remmerra – 13 turns – Tavianna
Therkos - male - 13 turns - Cinnacai
Mire – male – 12 turns – Lhamoire
Pallilae – female – 12 turns – Paylae
Unnamed – 12 turns – Y'tol
Unnamed – Child of Remmerra – 11 turns – Tavianna
Unnamed – 11 turns – Y'tol
Merikelye – female – 10 turns – B'lye
Unnamed – 9 turns – Y'tol
Mamoire – female – 2 turns – Lhamoire
Unnamed - 0 turns to 20 turns - Z'tai




Romance

Rider:
Spoiler for Hidden:
N'dar of Bronze Balomuth – Jungle Wing – male – 26 turns – Ivonai
Weyrmate for a Jungle Greenie - Jungle Wing - female - ~30 turns - Eldessen
Blue Rider – Q'nys

Weyrfolk:
Spoiler for Hidden:
Sayel - Candidate - female - 21 turns - J'hal
Female masochist – S'ric

Other/Any:




Enemies/Other
Weyrfolk:

Holders/Crafters:
Spoiler for Hidden:
Lonely, older, Hold women - Mothers of Q'ellan's children - Q'ellan
Karylin – a woman with a hatred for the father of her child – Keron
Jealous clients, unhappy coworkers for a whore – Bekareni
Liantilissa – holder widow – gambler – female – age unspecified – Bekareni
A whore with a grudge – Bekareni
Former Whore Acquaintances – prominent house in Fort – Domnitissa
Brothel Owner – holder – male – older – Domnitissa
Former Favourites – Domnitissa
Wher Fighters/Breeders/Butchers – Tavianna
Hired Enforcers – Tavianna
Gang Associates - Saleizo

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Announcements & Events / News IC Weather?
« on: April 12, 2017, 04:54:56 PM »
So, SWW, your staffers have a question! We were tossing around whether or not to implement an IC weather calendar on the site — Aster had been thinking about it, and then Red suggested it independently.

Now, the crucial point here is that the staff have, overall, no preference either way. We want to know what the players think!

Here is how it would work, doing it the Aster way, which is very close to the suggestion but slightly easier for members to work around and staff to handle. Weather would be more of an optional RP prompt/some color to your scenes that members don’t have to think up on the spot than a requirement. You can use the offered IC weather calendar in order to do things like help you pick a date for a thread that matches with what you were looking for, or just to know what the weather is on the date you picked if you want to add ambiance or whatever and don’t feel like coming up with it on your own.

HOWEVER.

You’re also welcome to totally ignore it if it’s inconvenient for you or you don’t feel like checking or you prefer to randomize your dates or you need it to pour on your character’s turnday or whatever. Usage is not and will never be required! Some people just don’t like to decide, and this would take that off their shoulders and possibly provide a RP hook.

Implementing weather is not particularly difficult, but it is very time consuming, so it’s not something we’re just going to do without member input.

Is this a tool you’d like to see on the site? Something you’d use? There is no ‘no preference’ option because that’s the default, so please pick either yes or no. :) You can still vote yes if you’d like to have it around and won’t use it, since you’re permitted to ignore it as well. If you like it, ‘yes.’ If you don’t like it, ‘no.’ If you like it with changes, reply to this post with your feedback.

(A suggestion of making usage of the weather calendar 100% mandatory for all members will be rejected, so don’t try it. :P)

Spoiler for Original poll results:
Y - 7
N - 1

14
Announcements & Events / News The March Overview 2.0 Which Is The Same As 1.0
« on: April 12, 2017, 01:35:59 PM »
Recent Events

20.4.2590 - Kalestath's Clutching  - OOC Thread
In the evening, Kalestath finishes laying her newest clutch -- which yields a whopping 33 eggs. Once finished, she announces to the dragons of the weyr that her eggs are on the Sands. Anyone curious is welcome to come see them and congratulation the Senior Weyrwoman, so long as they behave and pay their due respects to the brooding Queen.

5.5.2590 - Kyarsk's Run - OOC Thread
Kyarsk is now fully grown and has her first Run. Her handler, Kyareena, elects to host it as a free Run.

8.5.2590 - Niazyth's Flight - OOC Thread
In the evening, Niazyth of Q'nys rises for her Flight; it's open, but not a force catch.

13.5.2590 - Land Preparations - OOC Thread
The leaders of the Crafthalls reveal that they're planting a new crop -- bamboo -- which will provide the weyr with much-needed and sustainable resources. All apprentices and Candidates have been commandeered from chores and classes so that work in the fields and preliminary planting can be finished in one day.

20.5.2590 - First Wher Clutch at Mine Hall - OOC Thread
The first wher clutch hatches at Mine Hall, and those living there hold an impromptu celebration to watch the Impressions. Things take a turn for the interesting, however, when someone already bonded to a wher successfully bonds to a second, forever changing what the Pernese thought they knew about the creatures.

See previous events here

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.




New on the Forum

Room Assignments
Inki was kind enough to write up room assignments for the Candidate and Weyrling Barracks! Hopefully this will help with potential plotting.

Beast Crafthall Information
Along with Healer and Harper, we now have a Beast Crafter topic thanks to Inki and Rayne!

Farmer Crafthall Information
Then Rayne and Inki kept going, so staff has now expanded on the Farmcraft as well.

No more Sign Ins
All of the individual Sign In threads have been merged to a single Looking for Threads … thread.

New Pronouns Field
There is now a space in the forum profile for preferred pronouns, which you can (optionally) use for both characters and player accounts.

Helpful Lists for Character Creation
Inki has made a repository of online resources to help with character creation. If you've got a good one to add, post it there!

Pernese Drugs
Sanctified wrote a lovely thread detailing what drugs are available to the people of Pern -- mostly. Sorry, dragonriders. No fun for you.

Updated Candidate Guide
Alahn wrote a small novel of new and improved information on what it means to be a Candidate at Southern Winds. Optimized to give Candidates more flexibility and things to do. <3

Wher Template & Update
We finally got our dreams to come true and have our very own Wher Template by the very same artist who did the Hunter art for us. Sanctified has already updated the Wher size reference chart to reflect the new art, and you can hop into the Admin Help channel in Curse or post in the above thread to get the PSD!

Discord Experimentation
A few (okay, a lot) of members have been having problems getting Curse to work properly or illicitly load at their jobs, so we are experimenting with a Discord channel. The link is at the bottom; come join us and check it out.





Fun Distractions

If you have any open threads and you'd like them listed, let us know.
In-Depth Character Prompts - For SOLO Threads

Creative Endeavors
A forum for members to post artwork, writing, or anything else. Members only, of course, so anything posted is just for us.

So You've Had A Bad Day
The much sought after Rant thread. <3 Members only.

Pronunciation Guide
Come listen to how we say our characters' names, then submit your own. Good times. Members only.

Rotating Profile Pictures
How do!

Character Gifs
Come spam this thread with your silly gifs that represent your character in some way!

Character Play List
Come share your play lists, song choices, and whatever else musically involved with your characters.

Character Play List for Spotify
You can listen to it compiled, now, too, if you have Spotify. There will soon be a browser embed version too, Aster promises. Members only.

The Stereotype Game
What stereotypical character traits have you let your characters take on?

Character Confessions
Share your character's confessions here. No bearing on IC; no one is going to magically know this information in character just because it's shared out of character.

Quotes Porn
We like our quotes here, be it Pern related or otherwise. These aren't the in-character quotes, that's below.
 
Contribute to Southern Winds Weyr

Quote Depository
Yes, this is where all of those quotes up at the top of the site come from.

Become a Weyr Outrider
If you want to help SWW advertise, here's how.  If you post 30 ads at new sites, you get an egg, and if you post at 100 more, you get another egg!

SWW "Encyclopedia"
We are endeavoring to compile our own Encyclopedia here on SWW so that all relevant setting information can be found here - not on google. Help us out!

IC Rumors and Gossip
The Weyr is like any small town. Shit gets around. Contribute to the IC rumor mill!

Rate Southern Winds
We’re listed on several topsites, but one allows reviews for the forum. If you have a moment to spare and you want to help us out, we’d really appreciate it.

Event Pacing
This is going to remain an active poll to judge how we should space events here at Southern Winds. Input greatly appreciated!

Character and Thread Appreciation
Let the people you play with know how awesome they are!

Recommend a Thread
Read a great thread recently? Think it's important to a character's story? The site plot? Suggest it here for those of us who just like to read the site!

Comments, Suggestions, and Feedback
We here at SWW love feedback. Let us know what we're doing right, what we're doing wrong, what you'd like to see more of, less of, or anything else!





This overview is technically a few hours late -- it's April 1 in most places and already the 2nd in some! -- thanks to weather, but nobody likes weather, right? Rain is a thing that should only happen when it's warm out? Is that just me? Don't answer that. (It's also a little bit lopsided, because tables are terrible at times. This will be fixed for next month.)

ANYWAY. March has been quite a month, especially with that fun little surprise at the end! Some people were expecting a hatching, some people had no idea, but the member response has overall been FANTASTIC. As always for this year (and isn't this incredible) we also have some new members, and welcome to them! Soon they, too, will have upwards of ten characters like all of the sane people on this site.

You will not find any hidden April Fools in this newsletter.

That's coming later.

Or it isn't. Maybe that's the trick.

In a final note, we ended March at #1 on the Pernese Online and Pern Universe topsites, and were #3 on Weyr Directory behind … this strange not a Pern site along with one legitimate site. These are good numbers. Thanks for the clicks, guys, keep it coming!


SanctifiedSavage, SirAlahn, Aster & Inki

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Announcements & Events / News Site Update - Good News and Bad News
« on: April 12, 2017, 06:32:05 AM »
What Has Happened

Just so everyone is on the same page, the short version is - a fault in coding caused an error, which crashed the site. This meant that SirAlahn and support were able to restore our last available backup, which was from March 30th. For a moment, we hoped that we might have had a more recent backup, but due to horrifically bad timing, the only backup that support had of the site, was from 5 minutes after the site crash.

Basically, this is where we're at now. We have lost the last two weeks of posts. That includes the wher hatching, Goldie's clutch, any characters approved since then, and any editing within posts that you have done since the 30th. We sincerely, sincerely apologise for any and all inconvenience that this causes, there have been so many wonderful posts, and the wher hatching was truly amazing.

Unfortunately, we know that many of you may lose writing permanently, and have to start from scratch. Again, if you don't have any of your own copies of your writing, we apologise for the inconvenience.

In terms of rping, you should discuss with your rp partners how you want to go about it. We're more than happy for you to simply continue on as if your missing post/s are still there, but if you want to rewrite them, then that's up to you. However, character profiles will have to be re-checked, but you can still rp with them in meantime, however, we won't be accepting a quickly thrown together profile, it will have to be up to par with your original profile.

Wher images from the hatching will have to be reuploaded by us, but no need to fear, they will all come back, they just may take some time for us to upload them all again. Goldie's clutch will also be redistributed, it just may take time for us to get to all of them again.

As always, talk to us in Discord if you have any questions or concerns, unfortunately, this is what we're stuck with, but we hopefully can learn from this to prevent it from happening again.

There will be a lot of things that we will have to remake/reupload, please use this thread as a place to tell us if you notice anything missing or broken, such as character accounts that need to be remade.
Whilst you can talk to us in Discord, it's very easy for requests to go missing, so if you're intent about having it fixed, reply here.

Love Staff <3

P.S. A big thank you should go to SirAlahn and SanctifiedSavage who have been talking this out with support all day and night.

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Announcements & Events / News Site Issues - Don't post
« on: April 12, 2017, 06:00:58 AM »
Server Issues

Hey everyone, the site when down earlier, and we're working on getting it back up and working with as many of our posts as possible.

Worst case scenario, we can fix the site back to March 30th, best case, we find a backup from the last 24 hours, but there's no need to worry, we'll fix it up as well as we can. SirAlahn has been working very hard with support to figure out what's going on for all of us.

But until we find out everything we need we would ask that you don't post anything.

Thanks,
Staff

17
Announcements & Events / News Alert Information
« on: March 29, 2017, 05:14:26 PM »
Heya guys,
So after a minor breakage of the site, everything is back to normal and staff realised that Alahn has been hiding his superior knowledge of notifications and alerts and we thought we share them with you.

Clearing cookies/history: If you notice something not working, or not working the way it should, you should just go clear your history from the past week or so. In fact, if you can afford to lose your search history from the past week, I would recommend doing it now just to be safe.

Desktop Notifications: If you click the i in your url search bar whilst on SWW, you can allow notifications, this will enable both pop ups of alerts while on other programs and little red numbers on your bookmark or tab when you get an alert.

You obviously don't have to use either of these things, but like Sanctified and Inki, you may not have realise that this was possible.

As always, if something isn't working just poke us in Curse <3

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Announcements & Events / News Updates to Candidate Info and Added Drug Info
« on: March 25, 2017, 11:44:59 PM »
Updates!

Your admins have been busy bees!

SirAlahn has been slaving away and has done massive overhaul and update of the candidate information topic, which you can view here. All current players with candidates should go re-familiarise themselves with this information in light of the upcoming hatching.

SanctifiedSavage on the other hand, has updated the site with some valuable information on the drugs of Pern. With our emerging dark side of the Holder lifestyle, this may add some spice into your character's pasts and futures. You can read that thread here.

As always, if you have any questions, hit us up on the Curse admin help channel, PM us or in the cbox.  :love:

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Announcements & Events / News Slight Reformatting
« on: March 16, 2017, 07:43:36 PM »
Some Reformatting

Sanctified and Alahn have done a little update to the look of the forum!

As you probably know, previously, in the forum descriptions, you could hover over the name of a sublocation, a popup would appear with the description.

Now, you simply have to click on the name of the location, and a box will appear with the description. To minimize the description box, all you have to do is click "Click for Info" and the description will disappear.

Let us know if you think we've missed anything, and if you have any questions or concerns, you can use the Admin Help chat on Curse or PM any of the staff accounts  :love:

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Announcements & Events / News The February Overview
« on: February 28, 2017, 07:30:34 PM »
Recent Events

A Craftmaster's Proposal (Wall Construction Begins) - OOC Thread
During lunch at the Mine Hall, Craftmaster Castivill holds an informal meeting to discuss the options open to those living there now that the dragon riders are no longer willing to guard them for construction. He posits that they don’t need the riders to get things done. Now that they know the whers can provide advanced warning before the Hunters arrive, he proposes that they begin building a wall around their cleared land with all of the otherwise useless rocks and debris they’ve collected in the course of hollowing out the Hall and the beginning of the Hold.

Understandably, opinions on this idea are mixed. But in the aftermath of the Weyr Lockdown, the riot in the Weyr Hall, and the continually growing tensions between the factions of Southern Winds, more people are willing to test this theory than not. Particularly as more and more Holders and Crafters want to move to the Hall, it’s to their benefit to make the Hall and future Hold more livable and independent.

Castivill makes it clear that only those willing to take the risk should volunteer—and those with whers will be prioritized over those without. Ideally, their whers will give advanced warning so that people can retreat inside the Mine Hall’s sturdy doors before disaster can strike. He’s made it clear that wher handlers are not intended nor desired to fight the Hunters, only act as an alert system.

7.4.2590 - Imyth's Flight - OOC Thread
Just as the sun is spilling over the edge of the Weyr Bowl, Eimerra’s Imyth bloods a herdbeast and takes wing, calling to all the male dragons in the weyr. For those who are not already awake for early breakfast—looking at you, non-riders—it’s safe to say that this will wake basically everyone in the weyr and put them in a particular mood. Those who wish to participate will have to be quick about hauling themselves out of bed and making their way to Eimerra’s weyr.

Since D'mir’s demotion from Weyrsecond, Eimerrra has been without one—which means whoever ends up in the sky after her first is entirely up to chance. However, there seem to be fewer males chasing after this Queen than usual…

4.4.2590 Prairie Wing's Responsibility - OOC Thread
While no one would say that relations are better, the Riders and Weyrleadership have made their point. Now, two days since the Riot, Halirina has made a personal announcement to Prairie Wing and a posted announcement in the Weyrhall that Prairie Wing, and only Prairie Wing, will be supplying Mine Hall and taking people to see their families. The Weyr is not guarding the Holders so they can restart construction, they’re only providing supplies and food – essentially relief – to the Hall and reconnecting Crafters and Holders. Allowing free travel so long as Prairie Wingmembers are available to provide it.

2.4.2590 - Let's Start a Riot - OOC Thread
Needless to say, things in Southern Winds Weyr are… tense. With the weyr lockdown taking effect almost immediately after the Hunter attack at the end of Month 2, there hasn’t been any contact between the weyr and the newly established Mine Hall. As such, there are people and families trapped on either side, unable to see their loved ones, unable to make use of the talents of most of Minercraft and Smithcraft, and no doubt worried about those in the Mine Hall running out of food stores.

This has put even more of a strain on relations between Weyr, Hold, and Hall. Even the riders may be experiencing inconveniences, as less Miners means less ore in the weyr, and less Smiths means fewer people capable of repairing tools, blades, or strap fasteners. Things seem to be coming to a head today, as the slowly growing grumbles from Holders and Crafters reach an all time high—likely as a result of some Crafters, desperate to see their families, approaching riders with requests to visit the Mine Hall.

With the lockdown still being enforced, of course, their (albeit reasonable) requests were denied. With the Weyr Hall now packed for lunch, a heated argument has broken out between the two factions—one that’s spreading throughout those gathered for the meal and likely to involve even those who don’t want to be!

See previous events here

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.




Fun Distractions

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In-Depth Character Prompts - For SOLO Threads

Creative Endeavors
A forum for members to post artwork, writing, or anything else. Members only, of course, so anything posted is just for us.

So You've Had A Bad Day
The much sought after Rant thread. <3 Members only.

Pronunciation Guide
Come listen to how we say our characters, then submit your own. Good times. Members only.

Rotating Profile Pictures
How do!

Character Gifs
Come spam this thread with your silly gifs that represent your character in some way!

Character Play List
Come share your play lists, song choices, and whatever else musically involved with your characters.

Quotes Porn
We like our quotes here, be it Pern related or otherwise.
New on the Forum

Weyrleadership Duties Explained
With a new Weyrsecond IC, and three new Leadership players (welcome to Wren playing S'bok, Inki playing B'ron, and Kyya playing X'kis), Admin have expanded and detailed the specific duties of each of the Weyrleaders and the rank structure. Check it out~

Creature Bank
There have been a LOT of updates here, from a change in the rules (that link up there ^ specifically links to the policy change, which is a must read if you want to adopt one!) to a lot more gorgeous dragon, wher and firelizard art.

Signature Graphics and Avatar Shop
Has anyone mentioned lately how incredible Wren is? These members only links will show you where you can take advantage of Wren's generosity and image software skills, and ogle the lovely stuff already done.

New Staffers
Aster and Inki have stepped up to the empty Staff plates and rounded out the team, with a nice, evenly balanced two admins and two mods. Throw work at them.

Ranked Character Clarification
This was technically in January, but we didn't have an Overview in January, so it's still worth being highlighted: if you were confused about how ranking characters work in terms of who they were or what the OOC rules are, they are outlined right here for your perusal.

Profile Statuses
Confused about those little statuses that show up on the main site? This update (which was also in January, shh) will explain the ins and outs to you.

Character Update Template
There are now two options for updating your profiles! One is sticking to the same editing we've always had, and the other is this new template you can reply to your profiles with. While originally designed for end of IC turn, there are no rules: you can add updates whenever you want. :)

Cbox Updates
In case somehow you missed it, our cbox got really weird for a little bit there. Then it got better, new and improved! and if you're a returning player who finds your name colors are gone, this thread is going to explain where they went.

Event Suggestion and Input
As most of you know, Southern Winds is a plotted Forum. We have a story we're telling and happily dragging all of your awesome characters along for the ride. Our events are listed on the side bar for the current IC month. For now, we have roughly a week between events, though we're always willing to adjust if the needs or requests in the Event Pacing Poll ever change. So let us know what you think about the events, or if you have suggestions of your own. Full details in the topic.

Topsite Voting!
The votes reset every month. So we’d love for you to vote every day for us. <3  February was a short month but we maintained #1 in a lot of the topsites for at least the first half of the month, because everyone is amazing. Let's steal our #1s back.




Contribute to Southern Winds Weyr
We have new people. So rather than change this area from the previous newsletter, this section remains! If you were wondering what you can do to contribute OOC to the site and you hadn't picked up on how, here are some of the ways. Some of these posts are sadly underused, so go forth and love one another!

Quote Depository
Yes, this is where all of those quotes up at the top of the site come from.

Become a Weyr Outrider
We all hate advertising, but it's a necessary evil. If you want to help SWW advertise, here's how! If you can beat Aster to posting at a site, you get a gold star. If you can beat Sanctified to posting at a site, you're a magical unicorn who may not actually exist. If you post 30 ads at new sites, you get an egg, and if you post at 100 more, you get another egg!

SWW "Encyclopedia"
We are endeavoring to compile our own Encyclopedia here on SWW so that all relevant setting information can be found here - not on google. Help us out!

IC Rumors and Gossip
The Weyr is like any small town. Shit gets around. Contribute to the IC rumor mill!

Rate Southern Winds
We’re listed on several topsites, but one allows reviews for the forum. If you have a moment to spare and you want to help us out, we’d really appreciate it.

Event Pacing
This is going to remain an active poll to judge how we should space events here at Southern Winds. Input greatly appreciated!

Character and Thread Appreciation
Let the people you play with know how awesome they are!

Recommend a Thread
Read a great thread recently? Think it's important to a character's story? The site plot? Suggest it here for those of us who just like to read the site!

Comments, Suggestions, and Feedback
We here at SWW love feedback. Let us know what we're doing right, what we're doing wrong, what you'd like to see more of, less of, or anything else!





The monthly overview, back by popular demand! No, really: it was popular demand, apparently most of you like this popping up at the end of the month and pointing out that thing you may have forgotten about.

And all of you clearly like Southern Winds, in ways that are more wonderful than we can say. <3 Mid-February marked the site's one month return from its brief hibernation, and the plotting and activity has been incredible. Creative, fun, and not so explosive that it seems like it will lead to burnout, but just explosive enough that there's always something going on.

If any of the content looks really familiar, some of it's the same as last May's overview, because several of you weren't here then and you might want the reminders!

Players of Southern Winds, you're amazing and deserve all the eggs. You guys came back to a quiet site after a call to action of "stay or close," and the decision to stay has been a really, really amazing decision. Those of you who came after, WELCOME, in all caps and with all the loud excitement that entails. You are making the site's resurgence even better, and please do stick around! Jump in all the wanted ads, do all the things.

Southern Winds is 3 years old now and sitting at over 20k posts. What we have definitively proven is that quiet periods where everyone's lives are rough at once won't stop this site (again, an enthusiastic hat nod from Aster toward the flexible passage of time goes in this spot) and this group of characters from sticking around and that the story is far from done being told. Every time we go quiet, we come back again. So here's to that steadfastness and awesomeness. Have a beer. And doing it again and again and knowing that even if life gets us ALL AT THE SAME TIME, we have a community that's waiting for us to come back to.

tl;dr You're the best. Keep doing that.


SanctifiedSavage, SirAlahn, Aster & Inki

N.B.: If you have something you'd like included in the next Overview link roundup, please send a PM to Weyrhandler and Aster will add it to the list or someone else will do so for her to see. <3

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Universal Events / Closed Event [19.03.2590] Secret Hunt III
« on: June 04, 2016, 09:44:34 PM »
Secret Hunt III
19.03.2590 // 8 pm

The Weyr is on Lockdown. With the most recent tragedy at the Mine Hall fresh in the minds of every single person on the island, it's hard not to feel trapped and helpless.

S'bok refuses to be one of the mindless wherry cowering before tragedy and loss and has called for another Secret Hunt. The call has gone out to the whole Weyr, direct from the Weyrleader and includes a less than gentle threat that those refusing to participate must either be injured and dying (he's not being very forgiving at the moment) or have been told to remain behind by a superior. As always he will actually concede to the decisions of the Wingleaders.

However, he believes those refusing to participate for fear of Hunters or Halirina's wrath are cowards. The Weyr needs to be fed.

**As with the first and second hunt, this hunt will take place without the express permission of the Weyrwoman, so everyone who chooses to participate runs the hypothetical risk of getting into trouble, however, with the Weyrleader going regardless and the Wingleaders being pressured in one way or another to offer their support, chances are pretty high that volunteers will come out unscathed by the ire of Weyr Leadership. **

Volunteers may include any currently active wingriders. Weyrlings will not be permitted to participate.



IC Thread


Participants
S'bok
Y'tol
M'dak
Inanna
Yestine
Unavin
Simia
Sheklelu
T'kyll
R'sin
T'nax
T'lor
J'dan
Pythia
A'tas
B'lye

Checked In
Paylae
Fisk
Albree
Eimerra
Ehrran
Palissa
Tallorine
Ilse
K'vish
Cayalla
Sarinea
Larilla
Yaina
Karou
Colvin
Marika
V'len
Calladren
U'thar
Nieve
Droissa
C'dus
Penderton
Sauri
Keron
Neriherem
C'bryn
Kyareena
Styxiss
J'hal
Vanelwynne
Androis



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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Universal Events / Closed Event [07.02.2590] Secret Hunt II
« on: November 21, 2015, 06:07:47 PM »
Secret Hunt II
07.02.2590 // 8 pm

"Forward, the Light Brigade!"
Was there a man dismay'd?
Not tho' the soldier knew
 Someone had blunder'd:
Theirs not to make reply,
Theirs not to reason why,
Theirs but to do and die:
Into the valley of Death
 Rode the six hundred.

-The Charge of the Light Brigade

With the success of the last Secret Hunt still relatively fresh in the minds of the Weyr, the Weyrleader has called yet another, asking for volunteers to join in yet another late night hunt.

As with the first, this hunt will take place without the express permission of the Weyrwoman, so everyone who chooses to participate runs the hypothetical risk of getting into trouble, however, with the Weyrleader going regardless and the Wingleaders being pressured in one way or another to offer their support, chances are pretty high that volunteers will come out unscathed by the ire of Weyr Leadership.

Volunteers may include any currently active wingriders. Weyrlings will not be permitted to participate.



IC Thread


Participants
S'bok
Cassipiora
J'dan
R'sin
L'nal
N'syn
Finnmaghaine
M'rek
O'sir
R'ser
Hanilynne
D'mir
Y'vis
K'rez
Vestanna
N'aen
L'ren
Esclamonde
V'len
Tallorine
A'lem

Checked In
Kiila
J'hal
Marika
Colvin
Karou
Trundiffsle
Ianathe
Ghael
Tircin
Sheali
Nieve
Droissa
S'ren
R'dan
Xitomar
Ehrran
Isotarïne
Thiis
Velatha
Calladren
U'thar
T'nax
Fisk
Albree
C'dus
Keron
Neriherem
C'bryn
Temora


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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Universal Events / Closed Flight/Run [4.2.90] Eldereth's Flight
« on: July 20, 2015, 02:00:57 PM »
Eldereth’s Flight
4.2.2590 / 10 pm

Late in the evening N'aen's Eldereth takes to the sky with a bugle of her own, announcing her flight.

Any male dragon of appropriate age is welcome to chase her. As far as she's concerned, the more the merrier.




IC Thread

Participants
N'aen of Eldereth
A'lem of Sullyeoth
R'ser of Kaldrath
M'qal of Hinoth
Temora of Jaxieth


Checked In
R'sin
Marika
Karou
Colvin
L'ren
Nalata
Esclamonde
Isotarïne
Velatha
V'len
Eimerra
Calladren
U'thar
Droissa
Nieve
Kiila
C'dus



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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Universal Events / Closed Event [12.01.2590] Secret Hunt
« on: May 12, 2015, 07:46:37 PM »
Secret Hunt
12.01.2590 // 7 pm

Early in the evening, after drills and duties for the day have been completed, S'bok calls a meeting of the Wingleaders with the intention of gathering volunteers for a hunt. Food is a scarce commodity in the Weyr and more than ever, every bit counts. He plans to take the jungle by storm and haul in more than they have before.

Everyone is tired of fish.

This hunt will take place without the express permission of the Weyrwoman, so everyone who chooses to participate runs the hypothetical risk of getting into trouble, however, with the Weyrleader going regardless and the Wingleaders being pressured in one way or another to offer their support, chances are pretty high that volunteers will come out unscathed.

Volunteers may include any currently active wingriders. Weyrlings will not be permitted to participate.



IC Thread


Participants
S'bok
R'sin
Z'tai
M'rek
V'len
L'ren
Esclamonde
K'mar
M'kale
A'ron
D'mir
Y'vis
K'rez
N'aen

Checked In
Karou
Colvin
Marika
Calladren
U'thar
J'hal
Esmyond
Osaiyes
Riysidae
Thiis
Nalata
Callista
Droissa
Nieve
S'ren
Vestanna
Ghael
Sheali
Tircin
Ianathe
Kayden
Zelryon
Lycoris
Valenarin
Virilise



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 Like All The Things!- New Board Mod
« on: April 11, 2015, 09:16:23 AM »
Likes Mod


As many of you might have noticed we have a new mod for the site now. The next time you're wandering through a thread, take a look at the top right hand corner of each post and you should see a little heart with a "Like" option.

Click it and you'll instantly be able to show your support, approval, or excitement for a post!

The mod only works when you're on your OOC Player account, so if you're not seeing it just switch accounts and you should find it.  (That said if you still don't see it, flag down an Admin and we'll try to figure out why it's not cooperating.)

Additionally, at the bottom of every character's mini profile (the information beneath a character's avatar for each post); just beneath the tracker link, you will see a little number. This is the number of likes your character has received from other players. Don't fret if it's still 0 or low, the mod is new and you'll get there!

The like option is in no way meant to be a contest between players. We have it so we can show our enjoyment of the characters, antics, interactions and general shenanigans that occur on the board.

All that said, we hope you enjoy the new addition to our home! Now go out there and like things!


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