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The setting is the Tenth Pass (the one after Lessa's). The location of the Weyr is in the Eastern Ring island chain in Pern's northern hemisphere. StarRise is an original, fan-created Weyr, not a canon one.
StarRise's primary focus is on writing fiction stories, not on roleplay, though we probably will start up an RP sooner or later. We will be putting out a zine every six months.
I hope it will not be too overwhelming. We're an enthusiastic bunch. (g)