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General Rules

These are a list of the rules here at TPA that must be followed in order to remain a member of our site. Please review them before submitting your first character idea!

General Rules
  • Harassment of staff or members will not be tolerated and may result in a ban if proof of harassment is provided. One warning will be given, and if behavior continues, you will be banned.
  • Art or character theft of ANY kind will not be tolerated. If you wish to bring in characters from other sites, that is perfectly fine, we just ask that you do not use other artwork without explicit permission. Art theft will result in an instant ban, no exceptions.
  • This site uses one account for each user, NOT one per character. Please have your username separate from character names.
  • If you do not join the Discord or post a profile within two weeks of creating an account, your account will be deleted.
  • If you would like to use a dragon or wher design elsewhere, you must get permission from staff.

You will receive a validation email upon registering. Please follow the validation instructions to complete registration. If you do not receive a validation email, please check your spam filter/folder; if you still do not see an email, please ask for admin assistance in the Discord, so one of the admins can manually approve your account. Thank you!

Activity Rules
  • Activity checks will be posted monthly. Accounts that have missed 3 checks will have their characters archived. If you do not log in after 6 months of inactivity, your account will be deleted. Dragons hatched on-screen will be put up for adoption at staff's discretion. Unique and chimera dragons and whers obtained through post prizes will never be put up for readoption.
  • Hiatus. If you need to take an extended leave from the site for any reason, you can contact an admin and you will be placed in the Hiatus Member Group. Your characters will be archived and considered to be visiting off-screen Weyrs/Holds. You will not keep any IC positions during your hiatus. If you do not check in after 3 months via PM or contacting an admin, you will be considered inactive. The deletion period of 6 months begins when you become inactive, including loss of on-site hatched dragons.
  • If you leave the site and return later, you may reclaim any non-goldrider characters you have, so long as the character and any pets are available on the accepting list. No goldriders may be reclaimed.
  • Character ties may be re-claimed if a member has left. The character in question will retain the name and relationships, but the application must be completely rewritten.
  • If you come back to the site and one of your dragons has been re-adopted, you may reuse the rider, but must give them a different dragon. Uniques may be reclaimed after speaking with staff.

Content Rules
  • Please use trigger warnings, in red, for any material of a potentially sensitive nature. Staff reserves the right to close your thread that becomes too explicit or violent.
  • Sexual assault content is strictly forbidden under any circumstances, including implied in histories.
  • Incest of any sort is strictly prohibited; this includes between adoptive or foster siblings.
  • Even in character histories, no character may marry under the age of 18, and no betrothals under the age of 16. Political, blooded arrangements may be made when the character is as young as 16, but they must be 18 before the actual wedding, as it can be assumed that marriages are consummated.
  • Characters must be at least 21 to have children. This applies to both parents. Only one of a player's characters may be pregnant at any given time. Please wait for the first character to give birth before having another conceive.
  • While inter-character relationships are both allowed and encouraged, there are limits on the age gap between two characters. The youngest person a character can be involved with is half their age plus seven, rounded up. So for a 28-year-old, this would be 21; for 29, this would be 22.
  • Assassin characters, child assassins, and trained killers are no longer permitted without admin permission. Characters being trained in combat are fine, but we do not allow "trained from youth to be private killers" characters or variations thereof.
  • There is no slavery of any kind on our Pern.

Characters Rules
  • Staff will review up to four applications per player per month, with a reduced limit of three if any of them require extensive review/revision, at staff discretion.
  • Players may only create one bronze, garnet or white dragon or wher per month.
  • A minor trait must be used to create a Journeyman Crafter Rider or Handler.

Posting Rules
  • All bios will be reviewed by a staff member before they are accepted.
  • Posts should be a minimum of 50 words. Please use third person, past-tense style.
  • Do not godmode. You can only decide what your character does, not how the other character is affected. Also, please keep IC and OOC knowledge separate
  • Any member hoping to Impress at any hatching must have a minimum of 15 posts. If you have a candidate hoping to Impress Gold, we ask a minimum of 200 posts. This is to encourage members who are willing to commit to activity beyond Hatchings.
  • Players must post at least once in a Hatching to get their matched dragon/wher. If you are a no-show, your dragon/wher will go in the adopt bin.
  • If you are permanently transferring a character to a new location, there must be an IC thread, letter, or one-shot showing the character's decision to permanently transfer, or of them informing another character. This is to prevent people from whipping characters around. This does not apply to temporary candidate transfers who impress.
  • If you have earned a unique dragon or wher and wish them to hatch and impress at an on-site clutch, you must inform the admins BEFORE the clutch is laid/the eggs are posted. Deadlines are posted in the Discord.

General IC Rules
  • To be eligible for a ranking position, with the exception of those awarded via flights, a dragon or wher must be a minimum of 5 turns old. Wing or squadseconds may have partners who are three turns. All human partners must be at least 21.
  • Remember that healers and people in leadership have additional responsibilities aside from being riders. They are not going to be tapped for extra duties such as Search, mentorship or standing watch except under extreme circumstances.
  • Players are allowed 1 wher rebonding per OOC year (in backstories, through RP, etc). This does not stack, it is one per year. Note: this does not include reimpression of a former wherhandler, which falls under our one reimpression at a time rule. It refers solely to the wher.
  • Characters are limited to no more than two firelizards each. Candidates are only allowed one firelizard until they impress a dragon or wher, and once they graduate, they will be allowed to impress a second firelizard if they so choose. No firelizard 'breeders' or 'trainers' are accepted in this setting.
  • Dragonless characters may reimpress once and only once. Only one dragonless character per player may impress in one OOC year.

Flight and Clutching Rules
  • Force-catching is strictly forbidden under any circumstances. Any force-catching or similar behavior will result in a warning, and in extreme circumstances, a ban. Dragons/whers are still allowed to attempt to catch a female; the female (and player associated) always have the right to choose the winner at the end.
  • Characters are not under the influence of flight feelings or compelled to engage in flight sex unless they choose to. Their reaction is left up to the players, and may include not reacting at all. Stand-ins or choosing to stay in weyr are perfectly acceptable, and flights do not need to end in sex. All flights should end in a 'fade to black' for riders who choose to engage in mature activity.
  • All hatchings will be planned and run by staff. Flights may be handled by the player, including deciding the outcome and winner. Input into Hatchings may be earned via our reward system here.
  • Not all flights will necessarily happen on screen. However, clutching and leadership flights will always be run on screen and must be open to any who wish to participate.
  • All clutching flights and runs will be scheduled by staff, with input on specific dates from the player of the dragon or wher.
  • All flights must end within three rounds or five days, whichever comes first, or staff will pick the winner. Please do not drag it out.

Rules are subject to change by admin/staff any time. Announcements will be made when a change is made.
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Quinn of Bronze-White Louicyth
Wingleader S'bor of Bronze Yugoth
Allag of Brown Babyloth
Daphne of Brown Ogatath
ACM Estelle of Brown Jaehaeryth
Faralyn of Brown Grooth
Gymlin of Brown Glacendath
Ieyasu of Brown Ieyask
P'pin of Brown Palath
T'rin of Brown Celeth
Cole of Garnet Colsk and Blue Colodeosk
G'er of Garnet Neozeoth
Lily of Garnet Eridieth
N'ell of Garnet Pamith
Relli of Garnet Rellivask and Blue Relsk
Augury of Blue Velveth
Chrysanthe of Blue Bidath
Gellera of Blue Virtrath
Korra of Blue Raavath
Kyoshi of Blue Rugrunth
Miryem of Blue Riwenth
Thor of Blue Hinokath
Sam'in of Blue Salineath
Adora of Green Meilith
Elyron of Green Elyrosk
Kiriani of Green Tabesleuth
Wingsecond L'ir of Green Byth
Quintar of Green Task
S'atyl of Green Nineveth
Makoto of White Usakinth
M'ieln of White Hroth
Rhaenys of White Cosmiath
Wingleader Tyrion of White Voluntauth
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Cynthia of Gold Eliask
Ce'na of Bronze Noath
Hela of Bronze Helsk and Brown Hesk
Azul of Brown Claarisath
Di'a of Brown Kasshuth
Dobby of Brown Kersuth
I'lir of Brown Belliorath
Ingrid of Brown Delinarth
Wingleader Myalla of Brown Enarth
Th'ou of Brown Pavith
Wingsecond D'ark of Garnet Masreith
Squadsecond Tomas of Garnet Tomask and White Tsk
Weyrling Master Camilla of Blue Kamuith
Edda of Blue Katakurth
Jace of Blue Gallath
Jae of Blue Zappath
Sayla of Blue Sacroth
Sha'm of Blue Taarisoth
Tamara of Blue Requeth
Ya'ra of Blue Dymrith
Yvaen of Blue Bolduth
Zhuli of Blue Zhusk and Blue Lisk
Kanon of Green Kibeth
Kip of Green Amizuth
Numann of Green Rannath
Raine of Green Spriggth
Wilred of Green Lresk and Blue Wilrsk
Sokka of Green Wintrath
T'ir of Green Blysith
Riku of White Taissath
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Arena of Void Oscamith
Alayna of Gold Wyzeth
Al'bus of Bronze Matanuth
Noor of Bronze Nuunieth
Schneizel of Bronze Damocleth
Hermione of Brown Echoneth
K'zon of Brown Rurosuth
Sage of Brown Wisketoth
Shuri of Brown Motath
Varda of Brown Magmeth
Ei of Garnet Eisk
Karlach of Garnet Ussk
Ly'nk of Garnet Sakuyath
Maui of Garnet Mausk and Blue Mask
Uruk of Garnet Georsath
Artemis of Blue Phoebuth
Corleon of Blue Corleosk and White Corlesk
D'vir of Blue Cainhurth
Candidatemaster Naxen of Blue Anitoth
N'aya of Blue Ilouth
Point Rigel of Blue Cygneth
Ariel of Green Kshatriyath
Eleanor of Green Elsk
Eli'us of Green Sallith
Mi'wa of Green Ephiith
Natsuno of Green Minamith
L'ani of Green Haillenarth
Rhea of Green Rheask
Captain Vella of Green Vellask and Magma Vesk
V'rell of Green Peridoth
Wyatt of Green Emilith
Laera of White Tarth
Kowal of White Kowalsk
Pasca of White Judgmeth
R'tan of White Mazath
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