Search Overview

If you are familiar with the books, then you already know that after a gold dragon has laid her eggs, the other dragons of that Weyr go about Pern to find suitable candidates for the clutch on the hatching sands. How they find these candidates is this: the dragons 'sense' something in certain people, and they are asked to come back to the Weyr and stand. Since our dragons cannot sense this in people, we strive to make it as close to the experience of the books as possible, while still being able to realize what we are looking for in a dragonrider player. We do this in the following method:

  1. An application process. Any interested party may fill out our application to be considered for Search.
  2. An OOC questionnaire. All applicants will be asked to fill out a questionnaire, and may be interviewed by members of the SearchCo, to go into the application in a little more detail and to get a better idea of the wants of both the applicant and the character.
  3. A Candidacy period. Usually about 3-4 weeks long, depending on when the Candidate was searched; it allows the Search Committee to see the potential dragonriders in close quarters and help us in the final decision-making process.

The approximate dates for our next Search are as follows:

2015 Search Schedule

OOC Search Opens 01/03/15
Flight 01/02/15
Clutching 01/24/15
OOC Search Closes 01/17/15
IC Search Opens TBA
IC Search Closes TBA
Hatching Hatch by 02/15/15

Feel free to contact Ista SearchCo if you have any questions.

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