There are several types of persona available. You may only have one persona at a time. If you create a new persona, your current persona will be moved to the Non-Player Character (NPC) status when your new persona is recognized in the club newsletter. The types of persona available are:
If you do not see a persona type listed here, that is because some types have not been approved for play. Many of the main characters in the books are "Misty Only" types. That means that they are types that only Misty may write about; they are not available for persona creation. For instance, you may not play a kestra'chern or an assassin Herald. From time to time new persona handouts are approved and old ones are revised. I announce such updates in the Queen's Own Newsletter.
Characters should stay within Talia's time and use an alternate time-line in which Kris doesn't die but staggers into camp about a day after Dirk rescues Talia. This keeps the world you live in and the one Misty writes about comfortably and legally separate. Northern Barbarians must use a time-line after the founding of k'Valdemar (in the Darian's Tale trilogy). Priests and Priestesses must stick to the portion of the time-line after Solaris has become the Son of the Sun. Free Bards use a time-line in which Tonno doesn't die but continues to befriend Rune and encourage her.
In order to be formally recognized in the Queen's Own newsletter as having fulfilled the requirements established by Misty, you must send QO copies of your work.
Your E-mail Address: (Please let me know if you want this information kept private.)
Rank (if applicable):
Clan Name (if applicable):
Companion/Bondbird/Familiar Name (if applicable):
Gifts (if applicable):
Remember, I can't contact you with questions or approval if I don't have a valid e-mail address associated with your persona.
The Official Mercedes Lackey Fan Club
P.O. Box 749
Laguna Beach, CA 92652 USA
If you have submitted a persona to Queen's Own and would like to see where it is in the approval process, click here.
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The Pending list is a place for people to ask questions about the handouts, requirements, process of developing a persona, and so forth. It is not a book discussion list. The QO list rules apply to this list as well.
Herald-Mage Adept Danya Winterborn
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