Recommended Web Resources
Take a break!
Torayan Weyr links: Don't forget about our
Yahoo! Groups lists! All three have web pages with archives of files
for you to use, including Thread charts, weyrling training guides,
timelines, and what-have-you. Members, you need to be logged into
Yahoo! to access these links.
- our role-playing list.
- our Weyrling and Candidate lesson role-playing list.
- our OOC chat list. Watch out for flying Marshmallow Peeps! (General
Patches, we hardly knew ye!)
your Character: In keeping with Anne McCaffrey's rules for Pern
fan clubs, we are not allowed to use any names whatsoever from the
books. Here are some resources to help you get creative with character
names. Have fun!
the Weyrs List contains a comprehensive list of dragon names from
the books, including The Skies of Pern, as well as a list of
fan-created names from MUSH and MOO games.
of Pern, another offline, play-by-email Weyr, has a complete list
of human, dragon, and fire-lizard names from the books, including
The Skies of Pern. (see "Reserved Names" in their
Fantasy Name Generator
is a fun way to come up with completely original, non-copyrighted
names. You can choose from several categories and randomize, or customize
the results... say, to end in "-th." Now, why would you
want to do a thing like that...?
If you want to adapt a regular Terran name, or find an unusual name,
this is the place. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the alphabetical
the Plants of Pern : Encyclopedia of plant species known and used
by Pernese settlers. Created by Becki, one of our former members,
so it gets top billing.
Elrhan's Pern Site : Including the
Pern Encyclopedia and Bloodlines. Link updated!
Demographics Wondering whether Menolly could really have outrun
Thread? This and many other fascinating (to Pern freaks like me anyway)
issues explored here.
Sariel's Guide to
Pern : Guide to the series, including DLG errata and cast lists,
as well as Pern fandom.
to Pern : Includes original information on riding straps and rank
cords. Geared more toward members of MUSHes and MOOs, but PbEM players
like ourselves will also find it helpful.
Tasni's Pern Roleplaying
Resources: Categorized links on Craft information, dragons, and
fandom in general. Immensely helpful in creating a "realistic"
role-play. Link updated!
Archives at DelRey. Features several short articles about the
creation of Pern and its most beloved characters.
at the ODP : Categorized list of Pern links.
of Pern Lists many currently active RPG clubs, including ours,
and includes other helpful resources.
Dragonlover's Guide to Pern Fandom Venerable resource explaining
the "why" of most of our rules. Those new to Pern fandom
should especially read this.
Find out all about the various types of clubs you can join. What's
a MUSH, anyway? (hint: Torayan is an offline PbEM club.)
Mentor Hall New and
valuable resource for fans taking the leap into starting their own
Pernese Online Explore
your fandom friends' character listings and post your own.
Triad Weyrs Pern
Fandom Guide Browse directories of Weyrs and individual players,
and join various networks to get your own Weyr more traffic.
Weyr Alliance Network
of clubs devoted to making fandom a fun, fair, and friendly place.
Message boards to discuss Pern fandom and help improve everyone's
other weyrs to join, or promote your own!
and Games on Pern
Cards E-cards for various IC occasions, such as Hatchings, Turn's
End, and the death of an NPC. Lots of fun.
You know you've been reading too
much Pern when... Take a break, and have a good laugh at yourself!
a break from Pern!
Before you cry "Sacrilege!"... just take
- For those days when you can't handle fantasy anymore, and need some
real pop culture!
of the Whills - I know a lot of you are Star Wars geeks like me.
Trust me, you will howl. ("Han"
to the tune of R.E.M.'s "Stand" is my favorite!)
Castle Thorinia: The Wildfire
Cartoon Archives - The Headwoman's other baby. All about the wonderfully
creative 1986-87 Hanna-Barbera series,
Wildfire. Magic horses, leaps between worlds, secretly being a princess...
everything I ever wanted as a kid.
Get Fuzzy - the
Headwoman's new favorite comic strip, featuring the dazzlingly egotistical
Yesterdayland - Cartoons,
TV, movies, books, toys, and music from your childhood... no matter
Email the Headwoman with your favorite Pern, RPG, or fun site, and
she might post it here for everyone to enjoy.
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