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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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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 >

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 1137 Kesren
26 March 2023
F'ras Impressed bronze Hydreth
  • In His Footsteps
  • Old Bones
  • The Sallah
  • The Manora
2 2220 Rainbow
26 March 2023
Marisol Impressed blue Sapindath
  • Lady Blue
  • Black Sheep
  • Blue Balls
  • Old Bones
  • Riddles In the Dark
  • My Dear Watson
  • Southern Hospitality
  • Fair Thee Well
  • Age Concern
  • I Buttered Jorts
  • Schadenfreude
  • Toucha Toucha Touch Me
  • The Sallah
  • The F'lar
  • The F'nor
  • The Menolly
  • The Jora
  • The Silvina
3 2266 Rainbow
25 March 2023
T’rol Impressed bronze Maramath
  • 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 F'lar
  • The F'nor
  • The Menolly
  • The Manora
  • The Silvina
  • The Sorka
4 1647 L’ki
25 March 2023
L'ki Impressed bronze Scorlinth
  • Blue Balls
  • Old Bones
  • Riddles In the Dark
  • Age Concern
  • The Sallah
  • The Menolly
  • The Manora
  • The Silvina
5 1468 Naboru
25 March 2023
Naboru Impressed green Tessianth
  • Blue Balls
  • Old Bones
  • Party In the Back
  • The Sallah
  • The Brekke
  • The Manora
  • The Silvina
  • The Moreta
  • The Sorka
6 1619 Simona
24 March 2023
Camilla was Left Standing
  • Tea And Sympathy
  • Blue Balls
  • Old Bones
  • Riddles In the Dark
  • My Dear Watson
  • Southern Hospitality
  • Age Concern
  • Granny's Garden
  • I Buttered Jorts
  • Shiny!
  • The Sallah
  • The Brekke
  • The Manora
  • The Moreta
  • The Sorka
7 2100 Bryony
24 March 2023
R’sarn Impressed brown Chenalth
  • Exceeds Expectations
  • 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 Moreta
8 2046 Rainbow
23 March 2023
Korria Impressed green Bromelith
  • Greatest Showman
  • Blue Balls
  • Old Bones
  • Riddles In the Dark
  • My Dear Watson
  • Southern Hospitality
  • Age Concern
  • Granny's Garden
  • I Buttered Jorts
  • Shiny!
  • The Sallah
  • The F'nor
  • The Piemur
  • The Mirrim
9 1173 Impression
23 March 2023
S’cario Impressed brown Onagrath
  • Old Bones
  • The Sallah
  • The F'nor
  • The Moreta
  • The Sorka
10 2368 Rainbow
23 March 2023
Catera Impressed blue Mishalth
  • Lady Blue
  • 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 Manora
  • The Silvina
  • The Moreta
  • The Lytol
  • The Sorka
11 942 Andrew
23 March 2023
C'rter Impressed bronze Cerath
  • Old Bones
  • Schadenfreude
  • The Sallah
  • The Kylara
  • The Lessa
12 618 Andrew
23 March 2023
Carter met a sticky end
  • Flatlined
  • Old Bones
  • The Mirrim
  • The Kylara
  • The Robinton
13 395 Andrew
23 March 2023
Carter washed out of candidacy
14 1160 Andrew
22 March 2023
An'rew Impressed brown Aulakoth
  • Old Bones
  • Schadenfreude
  • The Sallah
  • The Lessa
15 1113 Andrea
22 March 2023
Andrea Impressed green Magwath
  • Old Bones
  • The Sallah
  • The Brekke
  • The Silvina
16 1926 CB – Ldin and Miqueth
22 March 2023
L'din Impressed brown Miqueth
  • Blue Balls
  • Old Bones
  • Riddles In the Dark
  • My Dear Watson
  • Fair Thee Well
  • Age Concern
  • Granny's Garden
  • I Buttered Jorts
  • Schadenfreude
  • Toucha Toucha Touch Me
  • The Sallah
  • The Manora
  • The Silvina
  • The Moreta
  • The Sorka
17 584 Andrea
21 March 2023
Andrea washed out of candidacy
  • The Sallah
  • The Silvina
  • The Lytol
18 1837 Simona
21 March 2023
Hibiscus Impressed green Iolanth
  • In Her Footsteps
  • Old Bones
  • Riddles In the Dark
  • My Dear Watson
  • Southern Hospitality
  • Age Concern
  • Granny's Garden
  • I Buttered Jorts
  • Shiny!
  • The Sallah
  • The F'nor
  • The Silvina
19 1685 Simona
21 March 2023
Hibiscus was Left Standing
  • Tea And Sympathy
  • Old Bones
  • Riddles In the Dark
  • My Dear Watson
  • Southern Hospitality
  • Age Concern
  • Granny's Garden
  • I Buttered Jorts
  • Shiny!
  • Toucha Toucha Touch Me
  • The Sallah
  • The F'nor
  • The Lessa
20 1522 Simona
20 March 2023
Hibiscus met a sticky end
  • My Name Is Death
  • Flatlined
  • Old Bones
  • Riddles In the Dark
  • My Dear Watson
  • Pants On Fire
  • The First Rule Of Fight Club
  • Schadenfreude
  • Toucha Toucha Touch Me
  • The Sallah
  • The F'nor
  • The Manora
  • The Silvina
  • The Lessa
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…’)