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IC Date: Month 11 2267 to Month 6 2268
(Turns 7-8 of the 10th Pass)
Please do not go beyond these dates; going back and doing threads in the past is fine, going into the future is not.
Threadfall: Ongoing; intermittent and unlikely to freeze as the weather warms
Following a spectacular flight, Queen Minervath was caught by King Sulith and is now heavy with eggs. A new clutch is on the way, but will it be anything like her last or will this time bring joy and not sorrow?

Meanwhile, the Weyr continues to recover from the disastrous fallout of the first Threadfall of the Turn. Thread was successfully fought, but there were many injuries that brought the fighting strength of the Weyr down. A meeting has been called amongst the Weyr's leadership, Weyrlingmasters and Wingleaders to determine where the weaknesses lie.

In happier news, Senior Queen Kansk and Soldier-King Candesk have laid clutches, and as the eggs have hardened it has become clear that a joint hatching is to be expected.

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8 33 Aug 6 2018, 12:01 AM
In: » Changes to Site Rules
By: Femisis
No New Posts Rules & Records
Miscellaneous rules, guidelines. and information -- for example, stuff about running Hatchings for people playing Queens, rules regarding ranking characters, directories of IC information such as clutch records, PC lists, and so forth.
Subforums: Clutch Records, Hierarchy of the Weyrs and Holds, Directory of Characters

33 78 Jun 14 2018, 09:50 PM
In: » Avikith
By: SNStaff
No New Posts Game Information
Everything you'll need to know about this version of Pern and how it differs from canon Pern.
Subforums: Creatures

31 9 Mar 7 2018, 02:04 AM
In: » Clawbeasts, aka Giants
By: KnifeSmile
No New Posts Pern Information
If you've never read the primary book series upon which this game is based, you'll need to check out the stuff in this section before reading Game Information, as Game Information largely describes how the game world differs from the original Pern canon. So if you're a Pern newbie -- or if you're just not certain about something -- check this section.
1 0 Mar 18 2018, 02:29 PM
In: » On Canon Dragons
By: KnifeSmile
No New Posts Poke a Staffer

There will be a variety of topics in here, all of which will be pinned when you need a service or do something that would require a list update post in the appropriate thread. Staff if you see a post in here not by me please look into it and tend to it if you have time, if not I understand.

6 4 Jul 19 2018, 01:22 PM
In: » Hey, I finished a Character!
By: Sari
No New Posts Q&A
Got questions about the setting, character creation, or anything else game-related? Post them here, please.
1 4 Feb 18 2018, 09:15 PM
In: » Ask Tirya
By: Tirya

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No New Posts Pending Characters
Please post new character sheets here for a mod to approve.
19 31 Jul 26 2018, 09:05 AM
In: » Candidate Hihvveyin
By: Sari
No New Posts Approved Characters
There are main boards for where your char lives and sub boards for type of char.
Subforums: Weyr Residents, Holders, Raiders, Inactive/Dead Characters, Wanderers, Hale Trade Family members, Children, Azeask's Wild Wher Clan

308 330 Jul 13 2018, 09:56 AM
In: » Sahiko of Officer Aithsirreth
By: Femisis
No New Posts Adoption Agency
Adoptable humanoids and dragonkin are found here. Players may adopt and create adoptables at will!
Subforums: Humanoids, Dragons and Dragonriders, Whers and Wherhandlers, Pets, Adopted Adoptables

115 85 Jul 19 2018, 06:40 PM
In: » Soldier Asauth
By: Sari
No New Posts Classifieds
Do you have family members you want played? Or do you have a thread idea you want to get going? Then this is the place to advertise for folks to plot, plan and write with.
40 93 Jun 15 2018, 03:54 PM
In: » Colored Dragon images
By: Grey

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No New Posts The Weyrbowl
Since, unlike most Weyrs, Plateau does not inhabit an extinct volcanic cone, the "bowl" is actually the flat top of the huge, cavern-riddled limestone mesa in which the Weyr abides. There is a clear, cold lake in the center, both hollowed out and kept full by countless Turns of rainfall. Fish have been introduced to it by humans, and now it is a good place for fishing as well as dragon bathing. The rest of the "bowl" is very open and flat, covered in a thin coating of dirt in which patches of small, wind-distorted trees and brush grow here and there. The wind has swept the surface to bare stone in many places. The Star Stones are at the far eastern edge of the "bowl," and there are toothy outcroppings at the edges on which watchriders perch, keeping an eye on the rolling hilly lands below and the lesser mesas nearby.
Subforums: The Big Lake, The Star Stones and Watch Heights

32 144 Yesterday at 06:04 pm
In: » And away we go
By: Reakeda
No New Posts The Gossip Board
A hallway with several messageboards, for all those rumors, bits of gossip, or even pieces of art you want to share anonymously on the Weyr's figurative fridge door. Administration makes no promises as to the accuracy of anything contained herein. Technically part of the Lower Caverns, but separated out for ease of access.
4 1 Feb 5 2017, 01:25 PM
In: » Greatest Wish Granted
By: Jeanal
No New Posts The Outskirts
For locations around the base of Plateau's mesa, rather than inside it, and the surrounding area that is part of the Weyr's territory without technically being part of the Weyr proper.
Subforums: The Stables

10 30 May 1 2018, 10:22 PM
In: » Around and Around we go..
By: Reakeda
No New Posts Wher Dens
Plateau's resident wherhandlers' dens and common living areas. Also includes the whers' Hatching Cavern.
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This cavern is deep below the surface of the earth, technically beneath rather than within the great mesa housing Plateau Weyr, its sands heated by geothermal emanations from even further down. This place is accessible to humans only by a series of winding tunnels; it's rather a long walk, so the Candidate Barracks are in a smaller cavern off the main Hatching Grounds so they don't have to travel far when a Hatching begins. There is a gaping hole in the roof of the cavern large enough for many dragons to fly through at once; this is actually the mouth of a huge limestone cave system which, though somewhat dangerous to fly through, is quite navigable by air. Sometime before recorded history, someone discovered that part of this network came very close to the outer rock 'skin' of the gigantic plateau in which it is contained and broke through it, thus creating an entrance from the outside for dragons. Many younger, smaller dragons in particular enjoy the acrobatic flight through this tunnel to reach the Hatching Grounds and its draconic spectator perches, but tragedies happen occasionally when foolish riders attempt to accompany their beasts instead of walking like everyone else and end up being bashed against a stalactite or falling off in the unpredictable environment; it's nothing at all like flying Thread and obstacles are everywhere. Once you are actually in the great cavern which houses the Hatching Sands, however, there is plenty of room. There are two small caverns situated off the Hatching Grounds. One is the Candidate Barracks and the other is a Queen's Weyr designed to be occupied temporarily by whichever female and her rider are currently guarding a clutch.
Subforums: Candidate Barracks, Weyrling Barracks, The Rainbow Hall

22 165 Yesterday at 06:04 pm
In: » The sounds of Music
By: Reakeda
No New Posts Lower Caverns
On one side of the flat top of the plateau which passes for the Weyr's "bowl," there is a ledge which juts out, starting level with the top of the mesa but gradually moving down along its side, wide enough for a small dragon to walk on for most of its length, until it reaches a cave opening large enough to admit a Scout. This is the entrance to the Lower Caverns of Plateau Weyr, though due to the topography of the Weyr, it might be more accurate to call them the outermost of the Inner Caverns. The immense mesa holding the Weyr is honeycombed by limestone caverns and tunnels; within those too small for almost all dragons to pass through are the working, eating, and living spaces of the Weyrfolk. Included herein are the Dining Cavern, the Kitchens, the various Craft Caverns, including the Weyr's two actual secondary Crafthalls (Soldier and Harper), the underground lakes and rivers which are collectively known as the Water Caverns, plus countless miles of unused, uncharted caves and tunnels, the vast majority of which are natural.
Subforums: Kitchens and Dining Cavern, Infimary, Drudges Quarters

36 141 Aug 9 2018, 12:05 PM
In: » [Gossip] Are we alright?
By: Femisis
No New Posts Rider's Weyrs
The rider's personal weyrs, each is decorated to the persons own tastes.
8 50 May 1 2018, 12:34 AM
In: » Really More?
By: A'ra
No New Posts The Open Skies
Mating flights and Threadfalls take place here.
7 70 Mar 1 2018, 08:03 PM
In: » IC Threadfall #2
By: Reakeda

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No New Posts Courtyard
Hilltop Hold is situated, as its name implies, atop one of the largest foothills of the Telgar Mountains, in which Plateau Weyr's mesa is located. Its courtyard is the only place from which its Great Hall and the rest of the interior can be accessed, as the Hold is carved out of the very rock of the hillside itself, burrowing deep into the earth.
2 14 Apr 26 2018, 12:05 PM
In: » Returning Home? [Oprierd]
By: Rekal
No New Posts Great Hall
The well-appointed Great Hall of Hilltop Hold is spacious and well-maintained, though it is sunk into the ground and resembles a subterranean complex more than it does a dwelling in some ways. The somewhat Spartan local culture contributes to this; the decorations are mostly tapestries with military themes.
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Everywhere else in Hilltop Hold is covered by this forum.
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Where people live and stay including the Lord Holder and his family.
2 8 Aug 9 2018, 12:02 PM
In: » [Rumor] Plotting and Planning
By: Femisis
No New Posts Gather Grounds

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No New Posts Great Hall
Smaller and less grand than the Hall at Hilltop Hold, it is nevertheless more charmingly appointed, filled with glowbaskets, tapestries depicting all kinds of technological wonders (many now forgotten and considered scenes of lost magic by modern Pernese) and ancient Pernese historical scenes. Whers are often brought through here and the mark of their claws is visible on the well-swept stone floor.
2 9 Jun 25 2018, 06:32 PM
In: » Why Can't I Learn Here?
By: Sari
No New Posts Courtyard
The courtyard of Skullstone Hold is inaccessible by foot. Only dragons and whers can get their riders here... or beings able to fly by other means. This community as a result is where most of Pern's dragonkin-Ferali live, as well as a large population of Therioi capable of shifting into flying species. There are plenty of other Ferali and humans here too, of course. Skullstone Hold is a mining and smithing Hold, established within natural caves high in the mountains. It is simply too treacherous to walk or ride a runnerbeast to, though mountain-bred whers are capable of navigating the harsh, nearly vertical landscape.
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Everywhere else in Skullstone Hold is covered by this forum.
6 57 Jun 27 2018, 04:36 PM
In: » House Arrest
By: Dove
No New Posts Gather Grounds
This is where the Gather's for Skullstones happen and it is usually empty except on Gather Days.
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No New Posts The Southern Continent
The Southern Continent has been discovered but since the magic dampening ash no one has been down here. It is for fear that more will spew forth and magic will cease to work once more, most avoid the South.
2 15 Oct 19 2016, 03:13 PM
In: » Out of the South
By: Grey
No New Posts The Middle of Nowhere: Northern Continent
Anywhere in the North which is far from any Weyr or Hold, whether deep in the Igen desert or in the heavily forested foothills of the High Reaches.

9 33 Jun 29 2017, 09:44 AM
In: » Well that went interestingly
By: DadaistUnicorn
No New Posts The Far Western Continent
This, too, has yet to be discovered, but will be at some point in a future plotline.
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No New Posts The Middle of Nowhere: Open Ocean
For Fishcrafters and any other scenes which might take place far out to sea. An unusual mating flight perhaps, or activities by amphibious (not necessarily half-amphibian) Ferali?

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No New Posts Frog River Hold
Technically beholden to Hilltop Hold, this minor Hold is located southeast of Hilltop, near the coast though not quite on it. It is notable for two things: the screaming of the wildlife the hold is named for, and being a local base of operations run by the Hale Trade Family that uses the pretense of being a normal hold as a smokescreen.
2 24 Aug 14 2018, 09:36 AM
In: » [Gossip] What a hatching!
By: Femisis

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No New Posts Art
Any Storm Nexus-related art can be posted here. As with RPing on the forums, art is considered activity and is worth marks. Each art post will be 'graded' by an admin and assigned a mark value. Art will not be graded on your skill as an artist but rather its topicality and level of completion.

Use the rubric to decide the ultimate value of a piece, pixels can be graded as well.

Please post each new piece of art in a separate thread, and include the following information. Pixels may be posted in batches due to their smallness.

1 0 Oct 6 2016, 11:09 AM
In: » Art Rubric
By: SNStaff
No New Posts Writings
Any sort of Storm Nexus-related writings can be posted her for recognition as IC activity and rewarded with marks. These are graded using a rubric that will be available for public viewing, anyone who posts here will be graded these are up to staff to do. Each staff can have their own way of doing so.

You can also post things like poetry or song lyrics written about your characters, or such things as written BY your characters. Character-development writings exploring a character's history or personality or suchlike, if well beyond the level of what would be normally found in their character sheet, can also be posted here for marks.

12 0 Apr 29 2018, 01:27 PM
In: » Losers, Weepers.
By: Sari
No New Posts Chat Logs
Storm Nexus activity generally consists of forum RP, art, and writings, but live SN RP has happened before, and it deserves to be considered as activity and for marks. Post any live RP logs that you wish to be considered as official scenes here in this forum. They will be 'graded' for marks by an admin on a similar basis as an RP thread would - number of participants, length of the log, whether the scene involves a plot event, and so forth.

Please post each log in a separate thread, and include the following information. Only complete logs will be graded for marks. We will be using a grading system, those rubrics can be found in their specific sections.

13 2 Feb 21 2018, 12:51 PM
In: » Spy vs Steward
By: Grey

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No New Posts The Hivemind
For random OOC purposes: polls, information-gathering by the admins to help run the game, and just hanging out and rambling at each other for the fun of it. XD Feel free to post pretty much anything here so long as it's not wildly inappropriate.
55 221 Aug 11 2018, 06:15 PM
In: » Taking a break
By: Grey
No New Posts Banking and Shops
This is where mark totals are calculated and stored for each player (you are responsible for doing this yourself, though I will check everyone's math and suchlike now and then.) The admin shop and user shops are also found here.
Subforums: Banks, Player Market

15 188 Jul 17 2018, 05:18 PM
In: » Custom BBcodes!
By: Grey
No New Posts Advertising
Want to post an ad for a game? Do it here. Guest-friendly. DoHTML is enabled.
19 3 Aug 14 2018, 06:35 PM
In: » PSA
By: Tirya
No New Posts Archives

Subforums: Hatchings

53 571 Jun 26 2018, 05:08 PM
In: » Dark of the Night
By: Rekal

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No New Posts Members' Notebooks
A place for members to keep notes and details of all their hoard and goodies.
Subforums: Akira's Notebook, Anvakar's Notebook, Blackbird's Notebook, Caro's Notebook, Crow's Notebook, DadaistUnicorn's Notebook, Dragonmage Notebook, DragonWher's Notebook, Femisis' Notebook, Grey's Notebook, KnifeSmile's Notebook, Prissy's Notebook, Tirya's Notebook, Reakeda's Notebook, Sari's Notebook, Silver's Notebook

176 399 Jun 23 2018, 02:32 PM
In: » Erranssi Clutch
By: Reakeda
No New Posts Clutch Planning
Everyone doing clutches will have a passworded board here.
Subforums: Sari's Clutch Planning

1 6 Feb 12 2018, 12:18 AM
In: Protected Forum
By: SNStaff

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