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Dalibor is a semi-canon Dragonriders of Pern site. No knowledge of the series or site is required to join; players of all experience levels are welcome here. Founded in 2008 on Proboards and moved to Jcink in 2013, Dalibor has been running for nine years.

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Autumn, 18th Turn, 11th Pass

Upcoming Flights/Runs:
Copper Laanasuth
Copper Zelsk

Upcoming Hatchings:
Red Cereza
Green Quince

Wedding bells ring out to celebrate the joining of Lord Callum to Lady Shuli. A grand gather has been put together with people from all over Pern coming to celebrate! Crescent is full to the brim with those who wish to show their support and those just looking to make (or spend) a few marks!

Copper Zelsk shook things up at the Copper Class graduation feast by beginning her run shortly after the knots were delivered to her handler. Bronze Osk won Zelsk's maiden run and now a sizable clutch lays on the sands hardening. Not to be outdone by the ground-bound copper, Copper Laanasuth took to the skies the very next day - though her flight was not as cut and dry as the wher's run had been. Offended by the force catch attempt of a presumptuous burgundy Laanasuth betweened to High Reaches Weyr where one of their dragons won her flight. Though she has returned to Dalibor and laid a large clutch for Dalibor's candidates the Weyr awaits the transfer of the dragon sire and his rider, Dalibor's newest Junior Weyrleader.
Leadership
Weyrwoman
Rayna of Gold Couineth - Boo

Weyrleader
Z'dyn of Iron Baihujinth - Rhia

Jr. Weyrwoman
Jali of Copper Laanasuth - Rii

Jr. Weyrleader
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Alphahandler
Norla of Bronze Norsk - Ives

Betahandler
Oreanda of Bronze Osk - Ruin
Der of Grey Desk - Rii

Weyrlingmaster
K'ton of Blue Ironth- Jenn
S'vor of Green Absinth - Ruriko
Nia of Pink Koeneth - Catsitta

Wherlingmaster
Ijo of Brown Isk - Rhia
Pavir of Blue Pavisk - Captain
Swithin of Blue Swisk - Ives

Candidatemaster
Ulian of White Rivath - Ruin
Zanii of Black Zansk - Leo

Staff
Admins
Ivy
Rii
Ruin

Historians

Rhia
Tobes

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Captain
Tigersilk
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Dalibor was created by Bre, continued by Cathaline, and is now owned and operated by Ruin. Most of the information, rules, and graphics were made, compiled, or written by staff with credit given to those whose resources they used. Stock thanks to credited parties. All characters and posts are copyrighted to the members of the game. No material from this site should be copied in any way, shape, or form without utter express permission from the members and staff. All references to worlds and characters based on Anne McCaffrey's 'Dragonrider of Pern' series are copyright Anne McCaffrey 1967-2017, all rights reserved. The Dragonriders of Pern is registered U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, by Anne McCaffrey, used here with general permission for non-commercial purposes without monetary gain.

 
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 Hatchings!, The who what why when and how!
Ives
 Posted: Oct 8 2017, 08:26 PM
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In a never ending effort to remain transparent with our members the Staff have decided to unveil the not so secret ‘secret’ behind hatchings and the subsequent impressions!

When there is a need for a clutch Staff opens up sign-ups - if there are multiple interested parties a random roll decides the winner. All females running/flying will be assigned a month during which they must begin and conclude their flights. For non-clutching females their job is over but for those who will be clutching it has just begun! All members can see the flight sign-up and the list denoting which females will clutch and when so there is no confusion; all choices are posted in the sign-up forum for the most transparency. (The wild wher clutch hatching was a plot hatching and thus not included on this list simply because there were no eligible/available queen whers to hatch out another queen - this plot had been in the workings for approximately two years and the addition of new members felt like the appropriate time to unveil it.)

Hatch runners are expected to post and conclude their flights and post their clutching no more than two weeks following the conclusion of their flight. They are given a rough estimate of how many eggs they will have at sign-up - depending on member levels, activity, and the number of eligible candidates their final egg number is decided and communicated to the hatch runner via PM within a month of their hatching. If they need more time to acquire art they can request their spread earlier, but this is not guaranteed.

Located as a subform of Staffland is “‘Hatchland’ where a number of resources are provided for our Hatchrunners to assist in creating their clutch such as: adult size guidelines for dragons/whers based on color, a list of all current candidates (official and stands) as well as a brief overview of their preferences and links to their profiles, a template for what information they should provide for each hatchling (name, impressee, color, hex, physical description, personality, and why? - all to be posted upon impression in the hatching thread), and a thread specific to their hatching where they are given their full color spread. Customarily the “ranking” colors are chosen by Staff based on need, though the Hatchrunner’s thoughts are always taken into account. Fighter colors are chosen by the Hatchrunner, though Staff may request certain colors based on need.

Throughout the creation process, Hatchrunners are expected to post their personalities, art, and Impression matches in their thread within “Hatchland”. Ultimately finishing with each filled template ready to go at least a week prior to the Hatching start. While Impression choices can and do change up to and even during the hatching, it is very important that this information is laid out for Staff so that, should the Hatchrunner be unable to complete their hatching, Staff can post the finished dragons and Impress them to the Candidates chosen by the Hatchrunner.

Staff does not choose impressions for the hatch runner and only gives minimal input - this is the hatch runner’s gig and Staff does not wish to impede their creativity! The only time Staff intervenes is if the hatch runner picks a match that the player of the intended impressee is ineligible for (IE: the player already has a squeen dragon and the hatch runner intended to impress another one of their characters a squeen), or if Staff all agree that the personality match between them could prove catastrophic. Staff always encourages hatch runners to review preferences for eligible candidates to ensure they are mindful of any hard ‘nos’ on a character.

Regarding the type of characters eligible for various colors, it is up to how the hatch runner writes their dragon/wher personalities. The page describing each color offers a generalization of the personality each color is ‘known’ for, obviously Dalibor offers a wide variety and the hatch runners are great at not producing cookie cutter type hatchlings! Dalibor has seen a number of grumpy dragons/whers paired with happy go lucky matches and vice versa - there have also been grumps paired with grumps and bubbly personas matched with equally bubbly personas. Typically there are some pairings that hatch runners avoid - such as pairing violent dragons/whers with violent individuals. If a match could pose a safety issue to the Weyr as a whole usually hatch runners err on the side of caution and avoid it; again this is their call and one Staff supports as it makes perfect sense. If there is something you simply cannot see playing out in conjunction with your character you should use your preferences to be very specific about this. Hatch runners are not mind readers!

Hatch runners can choose to have a ‘guessing’ contest or not in the game room and if they choose to run one the Staff provides a prize pool they can choose a prize from. Staff then provides the prize to the winner once everything is said and done!

There you have it. From sign-up to the hatching itself, the ‘secrets’ have been revealed! Hatch runners could be any person, Staff or member, with an eligible clutching female and there is a conscious effort to allow as many opportunities for every member desiring a clutch to have one. The number of active members we have as well as candidates available for impression has a huge impact on how many clutches (and how big said clutches are) we have each year - so if everyone wants more (or larger) clutches it is in your best interest to recruit, recruit, recruit!


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