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Dragonchoice: Candidate

Dragonchoice: 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 | Impression quiz | Facebook | Madellon Weyr | FAQs | Wall of Fame

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Announcing Dragonchoice: Weyrling – Chapter One ‐ coming soon!

The second full game in the Dragonchoice adventure, Dragonchoice: Weyrling ‐ Chapter One, is deep into production. But our dedicated and lively Facebook group has just passed the 500-member mark, and we want to celebrate!

So we're proud to present legendary artist Melissa Hudson's magnificent cover art for Dragonchoice: Weyrling ‐ Chapter One!

And Dragonchoice players who sign up for any level of Melissa's Patreon will be entered into a draw to win a custom portrait!

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Dragonchoice: Recap – play now!

Dragonchoice: Recap

A mini-adventure with your new weyrling and dragonet!

Re-live your new weyrling's Impression story in Dragonchoice: Recap – a 'minisode' picking up directly after the Hatching feast! Get to know your dragonet with all-new artwork and content – and over forty new Achievements to be unlocked – as you're drawn into an intriguing web of events and mysteries at Madellon Weyr!

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Which dragon would YOU Impress?

Who would YOU Impress?

Take the Dragonchoice quiz to find out!

By popular demand - take the quiz to find out which of Dragonchoice's twenty unique dragonets you would be most suited to Impressing! Sign up (or login) for a Dragonchoice account to see your dragonet on your personal profile page, and earn promotions for posting Dragonchoice: Candidate runs and helping out with testing and promoting Dragonchoice – You Choose!

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Register for your personal player profile

Create a Dragonchoice account and get your own unique player profile to keep track of all your candidates and weyrlings! And now you can take our quiz to find out which of our dragonets YOU would Impress, and he or she will join you on your profile!

Once you're logged in, any Dragonchoice runs you post to the Wall of Fame will be added to your player profile automatically!

You'll rank up as a Madellon rider as you post runs and volunteer to help out with testing and promoting Dragonchoice – You Choose!

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Join the discussion!

Join the dedicated Dragonchoice Facebook group to discuss tips, tricks and hints for Dragonchoice: 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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Dragonet bust

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 >

Postie the fire-lizard

The stand-alone Search process is now closed, but don't worry - Postie the fire-lizard will still bring you your Notice of Candidacy!

Your candidate will be Searched as part of Dragonchoice: Candidate!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Weyrlingmaster Vanzanth

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

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The Dragonchoice: 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 1917 M’ret
4 March 2024
M'ret Impressed blue Trabolth
  • Lady Blue
  • Blue Balls
  • Riddles In the Dark
  • My Dear Watson
  • Southern Hospitality
  • Granny's Garden
  • Schadenfreude
  • The Sallah
  • The F'lar
  • The Menolly
  • The Mirrim
  • The Lessa
2 2357 Ryala
3 March 2024
Leta Impressed green Lyth
  • Blue Balls
  • Old Bones
  • Riddles In the Dark
  • My Dear Watson
  • Why Did It Have To Be Snakes?
  • Southern Hospitality
  • Fair Thee Well
  • Age Concern
  • Granny's Garden
  • I Buttered Jorts
  • Shiny!
  • The First Rule Of Fight Club
  • Toucha Toucha Touch Me
  • The Sallah
  • The Brekke
  • The D'ram
  • The Manora
  • The Jora
  • The Silvina
  • The Moreta
  • The Lytol
  • The Sorka
3 2171 Ryala
3 March 2024
Tela Impressed green Bonboth
  • 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!
  • The Sallah
  • The Brekke
  • The D'ram
  • The Manora
  • The Silvina
  • The Moreta
  • The Lytol
  • The Sorka
4 2302 Ryala
3 March 2024
B'liss Impressed green Persath
  • 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!
  • The Sallah
  • The Brekke
  • The Piemur
  • The Manora
  • The Silvina
  • The Moreta
  • The Lytol
  • The Sorka
5 2276 Catherine
3 March 2024
Alys Impressed green Hylocoth
  • Blue Balls
  • Old Bones
  • Riddles In the Dark
  • My Dear Watson
  • Klahbucks
  • Southern Hospitality
  • Age Concern
  • Granny's Garden
  • I Buttered Jorts
  • Shiny!
  • Schadenfreude
  • Toucha Toucha Touch Me
  • The Sallah
  • The D'ram
  • The Manora
  • The Silvina
  • The Moreta
  • The Lytol
  • The Sorka
6 1777 Reynard
3 March 2024
H'rar Impressed blue Tamarith
  • Blue Balls
  • Old Bones
  • Riddles In the Dark
  • My Dear Watson
  • Southern Hospitality
  • The Sallah
  • The Brekke
  • The D'ram
  • The Manora
  • The Silvina
  • The Moreta
  • The Robinton
  • The Sorka
7 2283 Catherine
2 March 2024
Wynne Impressed green Oleandrath
  • What Goes On Tour
  • 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
  • The Sallah
  • The Manora
  • The Silvina
  • The Moreta
  • The Robinton
  • The Sorka
8 1579 Leila
2 March 2024
B'asil Impressed bronze Malpith
  • Greatest Showman
  • Riddles In the Dark
  • My Dear Watson
  • Southern Hospitality
  • The Sallah
  • The Manora
  • The Silvina
  • The Robinton
9 1999 Sam
1 March 2024
Kasvira Impressed green Davallith
  • Greatest Showman
  • Blue Balls
  • Old Bones
  • Pie-Eyed
  • Riddles In the Dark
  • My Dear Watson
  • Southern Hospitality
  • Age Concern
  • The F'lar
  • The Manora
  • The Mirrim
  • The Moreta
  • The Lytol
10 2316 Catherine
29 February 2024
Donalla Impressed blue Venth
  • Lady Blue
  • Greatest Showman
  • Blue Balls
  • Old Bones
  • Riddles In the Dark
  • My Dear Watson
  • Klahbucks
  • Southern Hospitality
  • Fair Thee Well
  • Granny's Garden
  • I Buttered Jorts
  • Shiny!
  • Schadenfreude
  • Toucha Toucha Touch Me
  • A Friend Indeed
  • The Silvina
  • The Moreta
  • The Lytol
11 2064 margifish
29 February 2024
M'ret Impressed blue Katoath
  • Lady Blue
  • Blue Balls
  • Old Bones
  • Riddles In the Dark
  • My Dear Watson
  • Age Concern
  • Granny's Garden
  • Shiny!
  • Schadenfreude
  • Toucha Toucha Touch Me
  • Party In the Back
  • The Sallah
  • The Menolly
  • The Silvina
  • The T'gellan
12 1637 Tenar
28 February 2024
Ohmu Impressed green Mabonth
  • Blue Balls
  • Old Bones
  • My Dear Watson
  • Party In the Back
  • The Sallah
  • The Brekke
  • The Menolly
  • The Manora
  • The Silvina
13 760 Reynard
27 February 2024
Natonik washed out of candidacy
  • Flatlined
  • Blue Balls
  • My Dear Watson
  • The Sallah
  • The Brekke
  • The D'ram
  • The Manora
  • The Silvina
14 2245 Monica
27 February 2024
K'ledra Impressed blue Menyanth
  • Lady Blue
  • 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
  • The Sallah
  • The Manora
  • The Lessa
  • The Robinton
15 2171 Catherine
26 February 2024
V'rel Impressed blue Limnanth
  • Greatest Showman
  • 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
  • The F'lar
  • The Manora
  • The Silvina
  • The Robinton
16 2087 Justin
26 February 2024
D'nel Impressed bronze Lunulath
  • Greatest Showman
  • Blue Balls
  • Old Bones
  • Riddles In the Dark
  • My Dear Watson
  • Southern Hospitality
  • Age Concern
  • Granny's Garden
  • Shiny!
  • The Sallah
  • The Menolly
  • The Manora
  • The Silvina
  • The Kylara
  • The Robinton
17 2114 Catherine
26 February 2024
Kr'taun Impressed bronze Belemith
  • 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
  • The Sallah
  • The Brekke
  • The D'ram
  • The Menolly
  • The Manora
  • The Lessa
18 761 Ryala
25 February 2024
R'yala Impressed blue Dasypoth
  • Flatlined
  • Lady Blue
  • We Need to Talk About Keevan
19 761 Ryala
25 February 2024
R'yala Impressed blue Dasypoth
  • Flatlined
  • Lady Blue
  • We Need to Talk About Keevan
20 2196 Erin
25 February 2024
G'vin Impressed brown Canelath
  • Exceeds Expectations
  • 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 Brekke
  • The Manora
  • The Silvina
  • The Moreta
  • The T'gellan
  • The Lytol
  • The Sorka
View the full Wall of Fame!

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!

Read more

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…’)