First off, I would like to apologize for the long silence and uncertainty of the past few months. A lot has happened backstage and IRL for some of us, but I am not here to offer excuses. I am only sorry that it has taken so long to make things clear, and to have wasted valuable time debating a course of action that had been decided a long time ago.
Sands of Pern is closing.
It's been quite the ride, and if I regret anything, it will be not finishing the story we started here in the official sense. To that end (and following several conversations along this vein) please feel free to continue to use our guild to further storylines and finish what character development you wish to finish. The shut down will affect only new art, new character approvals, new meta, and general staff oversight.
However, I do ask that official art not be ported elsewhere without proper credit to lineartist (Kaiserflames) and colorist (whoever that may be) and linked to Sands of Pern. NPCs are to be left alone and our guides are off limits for porting (particularly the setting-specific guides developed for this shop such as the Aboli, Nomads, Landing, and other Holds.) Different breeds of whers, smart felines, renegade dragonriders, etc are not endemic to this shop, so I also ask that no one engage in bullying of other future shop owners who may utilize those concepts.
Pern is a marvelous world, and I personally look forward to starting fresh when the time is right and RL is balanced again. In the meantime, all owed work will be completed as time allows and posted. All lines I commissioned personally by Kaiserflames will be retained by me, but the original lines (first dragon set and the firelizard) will remain with the shop and retired.
It really has been a great time, and I sincerely wish everyone the best with all future endeavors online and offline.