Welcome!

We'd love to have your character here at Southern Weyr. Before you get started on an application, take a moment to browse some of the info about our area.

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Please choose the appropriate application from the tabs above. :)

Wanted Characters

Please feel free to peruse the listings below for some ideas.

Ranked Positions

The positions listed below are subject to our area Activity Policies, so please be sure to read those first.

Please also read our Rank Policies before applying.


Head Crafters Any of these that are currently occupied by an NPC/adoptable are open for adoption, or we welcome applications from new or existing characters of suitable rank and experience. Of particular interest, given our PC population and Plot History would be a Weyrharper and Weyrhealer.
Guard Captain We would welcome a PC guard captain. Currently, NPC Kelver fills this role.
Wingseconds Each of our PC Wings can support up to two Wingseconds.
Ast. WLMs We have an active PC Weyrlingmaster and a steady supply of NPC and PC Clutches to keep PC AWLMs busy.

General Concepts

The positions listed below have no specific activity requirements. These are great starter concepts to help you quickly get integrated with Southern Weyr's current culture!

Crafters Southern Weyr has a massive craft complex supporting dozens and dozens of crafters serving the Continent. We usually have a healthy supply of Healers and Harpers, but all ranks and crafts are welcome.
Politically Conscious PCs Southern Weyr has a good mix of both conservative and liberal PCs, and some of them can be pretty vocal about it. Don't feel shy about giving your character strong opinions (about female dragonriders, Weyr and Hold autonomy, the wildling population, the superiority or inferiority of the Southern Continent vs. the Northern Continent, etc.).
20-Somethings We strongly encourage all new PCs to consider playing age-appropriate characters. We allow characters to be Searched between the ages of 15-25, and - to be honest - our characters tend to cluster in the early-to-mid 20s. Creating PCs around 18-25 will usually make it a lot easier for your character to find contemporaries.
Southern-Impressed Riders We have a long list of PC and NPC Clutches with lots of open slots for characters. Consider grabbing one of those as an insta-rider. For ease, you can say your character is just transferring out of one of our NPC Wings and into a PC Wing.
Plot PCs Check our area plots for open any current adoptables.
Adoptables Check our adoptables for any open characters.

Things to Avoid

While we welcome you to create the character of your dreams (and not ours), below are a few general tips to help you. These are just concepts that our staff members have noticed tend to have difficulty integrating into the flow of RP.

PLEASE NOTE

This isn't to say that you cannot play these concepts or that they will get denied acceptance to Southern Weyr. These are just some pro-tips compiled by noting what concepts tend to flop at SW, and by listening to our players about their experiences.

  • Young PCs - Characters in their early teens will often get lost in the shuffle. Many of our characters are already adults, in their 20s and 30s, and they aren't as keen to interact with children and teenagers.
  • Geographically Distant PCs - We absolutely welcome people to create characters living at Southern Barrier Hold or Black Rock Seahold, but we encourage you to come up with a handy list of plausible reasons that your PC will be at Southern Weyr, since that's where the bulk of RP happens.
  • Generic Weyrfolk - Consider what kind of job your character has. It's a small thing that makes a big difference.

Resident Application

Joining Southern Weyr as a resident (non-crafter, non-rider) is simple!

  1. Be approved by a guide.
  2. @send *sws with your interest - we would be grateful if you could give us a brief little blurb on your character's history and maybe what you'd like for them to get out of a move here to Southern Weyr. This can be a cut and paste of your wiki-page if you’ve already set it up!

Crafter Application

If you're interested in joining Southern Weyr as a crafter or a trader, please @send *sws with the following information:

  1. Give us a brief little blurb on your character's history and maybe what you'd like for them to get out of a move here to Southern Weyr ICly, especially in reference to the craft you're applying for!
  2. Crafters: What Rank are you applying for? Make sure to check out our list of Crafters!
  3. Trader: What and where do you trade? If you have one, what is your caravan like? Make sure to check out our list of Traders!
  4. Do you have anything else that you'd like to tell us?

Please give us up to 48 hours to process your request. :)

Trader Application

If you're interested in joining Southern Weyr as a crafter or a trader, please @send *sws with the following information:

  1. Give us a brief little blurb on your character's history and maybe what you'd like for them to get out of a move here to Southern Weyr ICly, especially in reference to the craft you're applying for!
  2. Crafters: What Rank are you applying for? Make sure to check out our list of Crafters!
  3. Trader: What and where do you trade? If you have one, what is your caravan like? Make sure to check out our list of Traders!
  4. Do you have anything else that you'd like to tell us?

Please give us up to 48 hours to process your request. :)

Insta-Rider Application

Please @send this application to *sws. Be as thorough as possible.

Note: Insta Golds are not being accepted.

Standard Insta-Application

  1. Please provide your character's name and age.
    • Note: Character name should include both pre- and post-Impression names. (Billy -> B'ill)
  2. Please provide the details of the dragon you're requesting:
  3. Please provide a brief history for the dragon/rider pair. Where did they grow up? What were the circumstances of their Search and Impression? What have they been doing since Impression? What brings them to Southern Weyr?
  4. Please give us an idea of what your dragon is like? (A formal Inspiration is not required, just some background information on the dragon, what his/her personality is like, etc.)
  5. Why did you pick Southern Weyr? What expectations do you have?
  6. What would you bring to Southern ICly and OOCly?
  7. Is your character from one of Southern Weyr's Clutches? If so, please let us know which Clutch.
  8. Please choose a Wing (Info about Wings can be found here).
  9. Please choose a weyr location. The options are: Sky Above River Cliffs; Sky High over the Bowl; Sky Over Lower Bowl; Sky Over Training Grounds. (Info about weyr locations can be found here.)
  10. Do you have anything else that you'd like to tell us?

Re-Skin Rider Questions

Ignore if this is a standard Insta Request.

  1. When did you Impress or Create your character?
  2. Why do you want to Re-Skin this character?
  3. What is the original dragonrider's information: Color / Age / Rank?

Inspiration Template

OPTIONALLY, after approval, you may use the template below to add your dragon to the wiki. If you have any questions about this, feel free to snag a staff member.

Insta-Weyrling Application

Insta-weyrlings are special insta-riders that are applied for after a PC or NPC Hatching and begin their on-camera life as a weyrling.

Things to Keep in Mind

  • Insta-weyrlings do not come with Inspirations; you are responsible for writing your own dragon.
  • Insta-weyrling spots are subject to the availability of the Clutch size.
  • Insta-weyrling applications will be available until the dragons of that NPC/PC cycle are graduated out of weyrlinghood. If you would still like an Insta rider of an older NPC clutch that still has slots available, please apply as an Insta Rider.

Application

Please @send this application to *sws. Be as thorough as possible.

  1. Please provide your character's name and age.
    • Note: Character name should include both pre- and post-Impression names. (Billy -> B'ill)
  2. Please provide the details of the dragon you're requesting:
    • Age
    • Name
    • Color
      • Note: If there are no available dragons of your desired color from the Clutch, your request will be denied. Check the Hatching Records to be sure your color is available.
    • Size
    • Description
  3. Please provide a brief history of the character's life before Candidacy, how they handled Candidacy, and how you think they will handle being a weyrling at Southern Weyr.
  4. Please give us an idea of what your dragon is like? (A formal Inspiration is not required, just some background information on the dragon, what his/her personality is like, etc.)
  5. Why did you pick Southern Weyr? What expectations do you have?
  6. What would you bring to Southern ICly and OOCly?
  7. Do you have anything else that you'd like to tell us?

Inspiration Template

OPTIONALLY, once your character is approved, you can use the template below to add their info to the wiki. If you have questions about this, feel free to snag a staff member. :)

Insta-Candidate Application

Please note! This application is only for use during an NPC Search Cycle. During a PC Search Cycle, we ask that you visit the Search Portal to obtain the Insta-Candidate Application available there.

Please @send this application to *sws. Be as thorough as possible. Make sure to check out our Insta Candidate Info for more information.

Application Window: Between the announcement of the Clutching and the Hatching of an NPC Clutch.

  1. Please provide your character's name and age.
    • Note: Character Name should include both pre- and post-Impression names. (Billy -> B'ill)
  2. Please provide the details of the dragon you're requesting:
    • Age
    • Name
    • Color
      • Note: Bronze Impressions are not guaranteed. Gold Impressions are not being accepted.
    • Size
    • Description
  3. Please provide a brief history of the character's life before Candidacy, and how you think they will handle being a weyrling at Southern Weyr.
  4. Please give us an idea of what your dragon is like? (A formal Inspiration is not required, just some background information on the dragon, what his/her personality is like, etc.)
  5. Why did you pick Southern Weyr? What expectations do you have?
  6. What would you bring to Southern ICly and OOCly?
  7. Do you have anything else that you'd like to tell us?

Transfer Rider Application

Please @send this application to *sws. Be as thorough as possible.

  1. For which HT Character are you requesting a transfer into Southern?
  2. Have you sent your letter of intent to *igenstaff informing them of your decision to request a transfer?
  3. Please link to your character's page and your dragon's Inspiration.
  4. Why do you want to transfer out of Igen and into Southern Weyr? Please be as detailed as possible here.
  5. What do you hope to achieve through this transfer? More RP? Different opportunities?
  6. What would you bring to Southern ICly and OOCly?
  7. Have you read through Southern's Transfer Policies?
  8. Please choose a Wing. (Info about Wings can be found here.)
  9. Please choose a weyr location. The options are: Sky Above River Cliffs; Sky High over the Bowl; Sky Over Lower Bowl; Sky Over Training Grounds. (Info about weyr locations can be found here.)
  10. Do you have anything else that you'd like to tell us?

Please note that transfers between Weyrs are not something that should be done without some amount of thought. Characters and Weyrs Impress together for a reason, and what one Weyr looks for in their riders/Candidates another Weyr might not. So please be as detailed as possible in why you want to transfer, and what you hope to gain from transferring between Weyrs.