Dragonchoice - You Choose: Candidate

Dragonchoice - You Choose: Candidate

An interactive fanfic adventure based on Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern® and Dragonchoice's Madellon Weyr. Developed by Faye Upton and illustrated by Chris S. Baily, Emily Holland and Melanie Reynolds.

  • Play as a Holder, Weyrbrat, Harper, or Healer
  • Solve puzzles, complete quests, discover secrets
  • Make friends (or enemies) of Madellon's folk
  • Impress one of twenty hand-drawn dragonets
  • Dozens of Achievements to unlock
  • Over sixty unique illustrations
  • Post your scores to the Wall of Fame
  • Customised shareable results for every run

And there's a Deep Secret buried at the heart of Madellon Weyr - the first player to find it wins* a unique trophy designed and created by 3D artist Mat Baily! (*Terms and conditions apply!)

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Welcome back to Madellon Weyr!

In the Seventh Interval of Dragonchoice's Pern, there are eggs on the Sands of Madellon Weyr. Shimpath, Madellon's senior queen, and her new mate, Muzzanth, are awaiting the Hatching of their first clutch together. You've been selected as a candidate. And it's Hatching Day...

Choose your own path

Whether you're Weyrbred or Holdbred, Healer or Harper - shape every aspect of your candidate's background and personality! On Hatching Day, every decision you make has consequences!

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Uncover Madellon's secrets

Not everything is as it seems at Madellon Weyr! Solve puzzles, decipher riddles, and discover the hidden secrets of the Weyr - with a unique prize for the first player to find the Deep Secret!

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Make a good Impression!

Help (or hinder!) Madellon's riders and Weyrfolk, with over fifty Achievements to unlock - then stand at the Hatching to prove yourself worthy of one of Shimpath and Muzzanth's hatchlings!

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The Dragonchoice - You Choose: Candidate Wall of Fame

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Place Score Player / Date Result Achievements
1 1465 CB – Test only
7 December 2021
L'vere Impressed blue Ferrath
  • My Dear Watson
  • Riddles In the Dark
  • Blue Balls
  • Schadenfreude
  • Party In the Back
  • The Fourth Wall
  • The Sallah
  • The Brekke
  • The Manora
  • The Silvina
  • The Moreta
  • The T'gellan
  • The Sorka
2 2020 Faye flavour testing
6 December 2021
T'moven Impressed brown Igeath
  • My Dear Watson
  • Riddles In the Dark
  • Blue Balls
  • Schadenfreude
  • Fair Thee Well
  • Age Concern
  • Granny's Garden
  • Old Bones
  • Southern Hospitality
  • Greatest Showman
  • The Sallah
  • The Piemur
  • The Manora
  • The Silvina
  • The Moreta
  • The T'gellan
  • The Robinton
3 1433 Lauren Singer
6 December 2021
Olarion was Left Standing
  • My Dear Watson
  • Blue Balls
  • Old Bones
  • The Sallah
  • The D'ram
  • The Manora
  • The Silvina
  • The Moreta
  • The Robinton
4 196 CB – Kelfiz Drowned
4 December 2021
Kelfiz washed out of candidacy
  • Flatlined
  • The Brekke
  • The Silvina
5 1849 CB – Kaltevere
4 December 2021
K'tevere Impressed blue Ahateth
  • Shiny!
  • My Dear Watson
  • Riddles In the Dark
  • Blue Balls
  • Schadenfreude
  • Age Concern
  • Granny's Garden
  • Old Bones
  • Southern Hospitality
  • The Sallah
  • The Brekke
  • The D'ram
  • The Manora
  • The Silvina
  • The Moreta
  • The Sorka
6 1589 Faye (no true!)
4 December 2021
T'ram Impressed blue Guerth
  • Riddles In the Dark
  • Blue Balls
  • Age Concern
  • Old Bones
  • Southern Hospitality
  • The Sallah
  • The Piemur
  • The Manora
  • The Silvina
  • The Moreta
  • The Robinton
7 1741 CB – Tolte2
4 December 2021
T'lev Impressed brown Rodrisath
  • My Dear Watson
  • Riddles In the Dark
  • Blue Balls
  • Schadenfreude
  • Fair Thee Well
  • Age Concern
  • Granny's Garden
  • Old Bones
  • Southern Hospitality
  • Exceeds Expectations
  • The Sallah
  • The Brekke
  • The Manora
  • The Silvina
  • The Moreta
  • The Sorka
8 1838 CB – Toltevere
4 December 2021
T'ver Impressed brown Phenarth
  • Shiny!
  • My Dear Watson
  • Riddles In the Dark
  • Blue Balls
  • Schadenfreude
  • Fair Thee Well
  • Age Concern
  • Granny's Garden
  • Old Bones
  • Southern Hospitality
  • Exceeds Expectations
  • The Sallah
  • The Manora
  • The Silvina
  • The Moreta
  • The Sorka
9 2246 Faye testing
2 December 2021
Faye Impressed blue Rotheeth
  • Shiny!
  • My Dear Watson
  • Riddles In the Dark
  • Blue Balls
  • Klahbucks
  • Schadenfreude
  • Age Concern
  • Granny's Garden
  • Party In the Back
  • Lady Blue
  • Old Bones
  • Southern Hospitality
  • Médecins Sans Frontières
  • The Sallah
  • The D'ram
  • The Menolly
  • The Manora
  • The Silvina
  • The Moreta
  • The T'gellan
10 1998 CB – Kelfizar
1 December 2021
K'zar Impressed blue Ialith
  • Shiny!
  • My Dear Watson
  • Riddles In the Dark
  • Toucha Toucha Touch Me
  • The First Rule Of Fight Club
  • Blue Balls
  • Schadenfreude
  • Fair Thee Well
  • Age Concern
  • Granny's Garden
  • Old Bones
  • Southern Hospitality
  • Greatest Showman
  • The Sallah
  • The Manora
  • The Silvina
  • The Moreta
  • The T'gellan
  • The Robinton
  • The Sorka
11 2033 CB – Jessarani
30 November 2021
J'rani Impressed blue Glenth
  • Shiny!
  • My Dear Watson
  • Riddles In the Dark
  • Blue Balls
  • Schadenfreude
  • Fair Thee Well
  • Age Concern
  • Granny's Garden
  • Party In the Back
  • Lady Blue
  • Old Bones
  • Southern Hospitality
  • Black Sheep
  • The Sallah
  • The Piemur
  • The Manora
  • The Silvina
  • The Moreta
  • The T'gellan
  • The Robinton
  • The Sorka
12 1359 CB – Kesqui
23 November 2021
Kesqui was Left Standing
  • My Dear Watson
  • Riddles In the Dark
  • Toucha Toucha Touch Me
  • Blue Balls
  • Schadenfreude
  • The Sallah
  • The Brekke
  • The Piemur
  • The Manora
  • The Silvina
  • The Moreta
  • The T'gellan
  • The Lytol
  • The Sorka
13 2060 CB – Kaskavael
21 November 2021
K'vael Impressed blue Abarynth
  • Shiny!
  • My Dear Watson
  • Riddles In the Dark
  • Toucha Toucha Touch Me
  • Blue Balls
  • Schadenfreude
  • Fair Thee Well
  • Granny's Garden
  • Lady Blue
  • Old Bones
  • Southern Hospitality
  • Greatest Showman
  • The Sallah
  • The Piemur
  • The Manora
  • The Silvina
  • The Moreta
  • The T'gellan
14 1642 CB – Latroden
15 November 2021
R'den Impressed blue Marisolth
  • My Dear Watson
  • Riddles In the Dark
  • Blue Balls
  • Granny's Garden
  • Old Bones
  • Southern Hospitality
  • Black Sheep
  • The Sallah
  • The Manora
  • The Silvina
  • The Robinton
15 1584 CB – Irisvar
11 November 2021
Irisvar Impressed green Motsath
  • Shiny!
  • My Dear Watson
  • Riddles In the Dark
  • Blue Balls
  • Granny's Garden
  • Old Bones
  • Southern Hospitality
  • The Sallah
  • The Silvina
  • The Moreta
  • The Robinton
16 1848 CB – Felcaryn
10 November 2021
El'ryn Impressed blue Yulonth
  • Shiny!
  • My Dear Watson
  • Riddles In the Dark
  • Toucha Toucha Touch Me
  • Blue Balls
  • Schadenfreude
  • Fair Thee Well
  • Granny's Garden
  • Old Bones
  • Southern Hospitality
  • The Sallah
  • The Brekke
  • The D'ram
  • The Piemur
  • The Manora
  • The Silvina
  • The Moreta
  • The T'gellan
  • The Sorka
17 2008 CB – Josta
5 November 2021
J'ta Impressed blue Martalinth
  • Shiny!
  • My Dear Watson
  • Riddles In the Dark
  • Toucha Toucha Touch Me
  • Blue Balls
  • Schadenfreude
  • Granny's Garden
  • Lady Blue
  • Old Bones
  • Southern Hospitality
  • Exceeds Expectations
  • The Sallah
  • The Manora
  • The Silvina
  • The Moreta
  • The T'gellan
  • The Sorka
18 748 Faye testing again
5 November 2021
Tom was Left Standing
  • Riddles In the Dark
  • Fair Thee Well
  • The Sallah
  • The Brekke
  • The Piemur
  • The Manora
  • The Moreta
19 137 CB – Kelfiz
4 November 2021
K'iz Impressed green Floelth
20 1899 CB – Markas
4 November 2021
M'kas Impressed bronze Rodanth
  • My Dear Watson
  • Riddles In the Dark
  • Blue Balls
  • Why Did It Have To Be Snakes?
  • Schadenfreude
  • Granny's Garden
  • Old Bones
  • Southern Hospitality
  • In His Footsteps
  • The Sallah
  • The F'lar
  • The Menolly
  • The Manora
  • The Silvina
  • The Kylara
  • The Robinton
View the full Wall of Fame!

Terms and Conditions

  1. The unique trophy will be awarded to the first player to find the Deep Secret. There is only one trophy. Subsequent players who discover the Deep Secret will not receive a prize.
  2. The winning player must have found the Deep Secret legitimately. Moderators reserve the right to disqualify any player deemed to have cheated, or otherwise failed to pass the game checks required for a legitimate discovery.
  3. The winning player must post their result to the Wall of Fame and include a valid email address at the time of posting, to enable moderators to contact them.
  4. Moderators reserve the right to disqualify and delete spammy, obscene, or otherwise inappropriate game postings
  5. The prize will be posted to the winning player. The recipient must pay any import duties or taxes applicable (posting will originate in the UK)
  6. There is no financial alternative to the prize.