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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
  • Replay to discover many different endings
  • Dozens of Achievements to unlock
  • Hundreds of unique illustrations
  • Post your scores to the Wall of Fame
  • Customised shareable results for every run
  • Physical prizes to be won

Register | Facebook | Madellon Weyr | Prizes | Search | FAQs | Wall of Fame | Terms and Conditions

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Register for your personal results page

By popular demand, we've just added the ability for you to create a Dragonchoice account and get your own unique results page.

When you register, you can provide the URLs of any existing runs you'd like to be added to your page, and any runs you post to the Wall of Fame while logged in will be added to your page automatically!

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Join the discussion!

Join the dedicated Dragonchoice Facebook group to discuss tips, tricks and hints for Dragonchoice: You Choose: Candidate, post your results and Achievements, and get access to exclusive member-only prizes!

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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 sixty Achievements to unlock - then stand at the Hatching to prove yourself worthy of one of Shimpath and Muzzanth's hatchlings!

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Fanart and Microfic competition winners announced!

The votes have been counted and the results are in!

Amanda Dawn Gilby's "I Buttered Jorts" was a runaway winner of the Fanart competition!

And with a tie at the top of the Microfic competition, we have TWO winners: Heather Smith for "First Sight" and Nicole Carucci-Winkler for "Dirges In The Dark"!

Microfic entries, finalists and winners >

Fanart entries, finalists and winners >

Terms & Conditions

  1. Both competitions are exclusive to members of the Dragonchoice Facebook group. This is a public group that may be freely joined.
  2. You may enter either or both competitions as many times as you like, but any individual may only win one prize.
  3. All entries must be posted to the group, but also feel free to post them to your own social media, AO3, fanfiction.net etc.
  4. All entries will be reposted at dragonchoice.com (you can ask that they not be reposted there). You can also request your entry to be added to the results page for the related run. You should provide the appropriate credit to be posted alongside your entry as well as the URL for the results page.
  5. You retain all rights to and ownership of your entry, and you can ask to have it removed from dragonchoice.com at any time.
  6. The maximum length for a single Micro Fanfic entry is 250 words, excluding the title. Entries over 250 words will be disqualified. There is no minimum word limit.
  7. The closing date for entries in 31 March 2022.
  8. Prizes will be posted to the winning participants. The recipient must pay any import duties or taxes applicable (posting will originate in the UK).
  9. Prizes are limited to one per participant or physical address.
  10. There are no financial alternatives to the prizes.

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Postie the fire-lizard

Will Postie the fire-lizard be bringing you a Notice of Search? Register your candidate for the Hatching for an exclusive code to use in Dragonchoice - You Choose: Candidate!

You can register as many Candidates as you like - but you don't need to be pre-registered to play the adventure!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Weyrlingmaster Vanzanth

We've received a lot of questions about Dragonchoice - You Choose: Candidate - Weyrlingmaster L'stev's brown Vanzanth answers them all (very grudgingly!)

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The Dragonchoice - You Choose: Candidate Wall of Fame

These are the most recent playthroughs - for high scores, view the full Wall of Fame!

Place Score Player / Date Result Achievements
1 1783 Alex
1 December 2022
Rinerin Impressed green Sydranth
  • Blue Balls
  • Old Bones
  • My Dear Watson
  • Southern Hospitality
  • Granny's Garden
  • I Buttered Jorts
  • The Sallah
  • The F'nor
  • The Piemur
  • The Silvina
  • The Robinton
2 1953 TrashCat
30 November 2022
Lessrah Impressed blue Roxanth
  • Lady Blue
  • Blue Balls
  • Old Bones
  • My Dear Watson
  • Southern Hospitality
  • Fair Thee Well
  • The Sallah
  • The F'lar
  • The F'nor
  • The Menolly
  • The Manora
  • The Mirrim
  • The Sorka
3 2148 TrashCat
30 November 2022
V'dan Impressed bronze Pityroth
  • Greatest Showman
  • Blue Balls
  • Old Bones
  • Riddles In the Dark
  • My Dear Watson
  • Southern Hospitality
  • Age Concern
  • Granny's Garden
  • I Buttered Jorts
  • Shiny!
  • Schadenfreude
  • The Sallah
  • The Piemur
  • The Manora
  • The Silvina
  • The Kylara
  • The Robinton
4 2012 Amanda
30 November 2022
Santhoria Impressed green Harzanth
  • Blue Balls
  • Old Bones
  • Riddles In the Dark
  • My Dear Watson
  • Klahbucks
  • Southern Hospitality
  • Fair Thee Well
  • Age Concern
  • Granny's Garden
  • I Buttered Jorts
  • Shiny!
  • Toucha Toucha Touch Me
  • Party In the Back
  • The Sallah
  • The Moreta
  • The Lessa
5 2086 Amanda
30 November 2022
Santhoria Impressed green Rhalth
  • Blue Balls
  • Old Bones
  • Riddles In the Dark
  • My Dear Watson
  • Klahbucks
  • Southern Hospitality
  • Fair Thee Well
  • Age Concern
  • Granny's Garden
  • I Buttered Jorts
  • Shiny!
  • Schadenfreude
  • Toucha Toucha Touch Me
  • Party In the Back
  • The Sallah
  • The D'ram
  • The Piemur
  • The Manora
  • The Moreta
6 2300 Rainbow
29 November 2022
E'llia Impressed blue Lepyroth
  • Lady Blue
  • Blue Balls
  • Old Bones
  • Riddles In the Dark
  • My Dear Watson
  • Southern Hospitality
  • Fair Thee Well
  • Age Concern
  • Granny's Garden
  • I Buttered Jorts
  • Shiny!
  • Schadenfreude
  • Toucha Toucha Touch Me
  • The Sallah
  • The Menolly
  • The Manora
  • The Silvina
  • The Sorka
7 1282 Alex Chevallier
29 November 2022
Rinerin met a sticky end
  • Flatlined
  • Blue Balls
  • Old Bones
  • My Dear Watson
  • Southern Hospitality
  • Granny's Garden
  • The Sallah
  • The Manora
  • The Silvina
8 1710 kastaka
28 November 2022
J'nyn Impressed brown Sarvith
  • Blue Balls
  • Old Bones
  • Granny's Garden
  • Pants On Fire
  • Schadenfreude
  • Party In the Back
  • The Sallah
  • The Menolly
  • The Manora
  • The Silvina
  • The Moreta
  • The Lytol
  • The Sorka
9 1758 Jenn
28 November 2022
E'cho Impressed blue Tzenketh
  • Lady Blue
  • Greatest Showman
  • Blue Balls
  • Old Bones
  • Granny's Garden
  • The Sallah
  • The D'ram
  • The Silvina
  • The Moreta
  • The T'gellan
  • The Sorka
10 1749 Alex Chevallier
28 November 2022
J'ani Impressed blue Lloith
  • Lady Blue
  • Greatest Showman
  • Blue Balls
  • Old Bones
  • My Dear Watson
  • I Buttered Jorts
  • The Sallah
  • The Brekke
  • The Silvina
  • The Moreta
11 1874 D’rell and Ecuath
28 November 2022
D'rell Impressed brown Ecuath
  • Blue Balls
  • Old Bones
  • My Dear Watson
  • Southern Hospitality
  • Fair Thee Well
  • Granny's Garden
  • I Buttered Jorts
  • Party In the Back
  • The F'nor
  • The Piemur
  • The Jora
  • The Silvina
  • The Moreta
12 1108 Alex Chevallier
28 November 2022
Jani met a sticky end
  • Flatlined
  • Blue Balls
  • Old Bones
  • The Sallah
  • The Brekke
  • The Manora
  • The Silvina
  • The Moreta
  • The T'gellan
  • The Sorka
13 2232 Cindy and Sablonth
27 November 2022
Cindy Impressed blue Sablonth
  • Lady Blue
  • Blue Balls
  • Old Bones
  • Riddles In the Dark
  • My Dear Watson
  • Southern Hospitality
  • Fair Thee Well
  • Age Concern
  • Granny's Garden
  • I Buttered Jorts
  • Shiny!
  • Toucha Toucha Touch Me
  • The Sallah
  • The F'nor
  • The Manora
  • The Moreta
  • The Lytol
  • The Sorka
14 1856 Fi’on
27 November 2022
Fi'on Impressed blue Sopranth
  • Blue Balls
  • Riddles In the Dark
  • My Dear Watson
  • Southern Hospitality
  • Granny's Garden
  • I Buttered Jorts
  • Shiny!
  • The Sallah
  • The Brekke
  • The Manora
  • The Silvina
  • The Moreta
  • The Robinton
15 1691 Cindy and Capparith
27 November 2022
Cindy Impressed green Capparith
  • Blue Balls
  • Old Bones
  • Riddles In the Dark
  • My Dear Watson
  • Southern Hospitality
  • Age Concern
  • The Sallah
  • The D'ram
  • The Menolly
  • The Manora
  • The Sorka
16 2191 Luna
26 November 2022
Saraluna Impressed green Corpioth
  • In Her Footsteps
  • Blue Balls
  • Old Bones
  • Riddles In the Dark
  • My Dear Watson
  • Southern Hospitality
  • Fair Thee Well
  • Age Concern
  • Granny's Garden
  • I Buttered Jorts
  • Shiny!
  • Schadenfreude
  • The Sallah
  • The F'lar
  • The F'nor
  • The Piemur
  • The Lessa
  • The Robinton
17 1698 D’nii Vellozith
26 November 2022
D’nii Impressed blue Vellozith
  • Blue Balls
  • Old Bones
  • Riddles In the Dark
  • Southern Hospitality
  • Age Concern
  • The Sallah
  • The Brekke
  • The Manora
  • The Silvina
  • The Moreta
  • The Lytol
18 1692 V’ern
26 November 2022
V’ern Impressed bronze Circaeth
  • Blue Balls
  • Riddles In the Dark
  • Southern Hospitality
  • Toucha Toucha Touch Me
  • The Sallah
  • The F'nor
  • The Manora
  • The Silvina
  • The Moreta
19 2251 Angela Lewis
26 November 2022
Tr'for Impressed blue Gliath
  • Blue Balls
  • Old Bones
  • Riddles In the Dark
  • My Dear Watson
  • Southern Hospitality
  • Age Concern
  • Granny's Garden
  • I Buttered Jorts
  • Shiny!
  • Schadenfreude
  • Toucha Toucha Touch Me
  • The Sallah
  • The Manora
  • The Silvina
  • The Moreta
  • The Lytol
  • The Sorka
20 2267 Margera and Aileth
25 November 2022
Margera Impressed green Aileth
  • In Her Footsteps
  • Blue Balls
  • Old Bones
  • Riddles In the Dark
  • My Dear Watson
  • Southern Hospitality
  • Age Concern
  • Granny's Garden
  • I Buttered Jorts
  • Shiny!
  • Schadenfreude
  • The Sallah
  • The F'nor
  • The Manora
  • The Silvina
  • The Moreta
  • The Sorka
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The Dragonchoice trilogy

The Dragonchoice project is a collaboration of Dragonriders of Pern® fanfiction and fan art. Dragonchoice is an epic novel-length fanfiction trilogy, set in a slightly alternate Seventh Interval Pern and illustrated by over thirty artists.

Dragonchoice:
An epic story of Pern

Deep in the Seventh Interval, with the Red Star a distant threat, Madellon Weyr's power is at its lowest ebb. But with Madellon's only queen due to rise, everything hangs on the unpredictable nature of a dragon's choice.

Read Dragonchoice

Dragonchoice 2:
Dragonchosen

There's a clutch on the Sands, but the death of a rider casts a pall over Madellon. The Weyrleader must balance the needs of the Weyr against the growing crisis elsewhere in Pern, and race to solve the mystery in time.

Read Dragonchoice 2

Dragonchoice 3:
Weyrleader of Pern

In the final story of the Dragonchoice trilogy, the riders and dragons of Madellon Weyr face their most arduous challenges yet as Pern is rocked by events that will change the world forever - past, present, and future...

Read Dragonchoice 3

Dragonflight - A Pilot Screenplay

Will Pern ever be adapted for the big screen (or the small one?) I don't know, but during the 2020 lockdown I wrote a spec script for the pilot episode of a Dragonflight TV show!

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Featured art

'Cold, Colder, Coldest' by C. Ssthisto Reid

Cold, Colder, Coldest by C. Ssthisto Baily

Otherwise known as ‘Holy size difference, Batman!’ (or ‘Epherineth wasn’t kidding when he said he’d turn a Pass green inside out…’)