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Month 04, 742 AL
Mid Spring


Benden: 8 C to 15 C
Fort: 2 C to 9 C
Ista: 19 C to 30 C
Telgar: 2 C to 9 C

Month 03, 742 AL
Early Spring


Benden: 6 C to 13 C
Fort: 0 C to 7 C
Ista: 17 C to 28 C
Telgar: 0 C to 7 C

Month 02, 742 AL
Late Winter


Benden: 4 C to 10 C
Fort: −3 C to 3 C
Ista: 14 C to 26 C
Telgar: −3 C to 3 C

Month 01, 742 AL
Mid Winter


Benden: −2 C to 6 C
Fort: −6.7 C to −0.7 C
Ista: 12 C to 21 C
Telgar: −6.7 C to −0.7 C

Month 05, 741 AL

North: Late Spring | South: Late Autumn
9.9 C to 18.4 C | 13.7 C to 24.5 C

Ista is heating up swiftly, and preparing for a rough summer - hopefully nothing like the one from a couple turns before with the wildfires! The rest of Northern Pern is warming upsomewhat slower, but with no less gusto as summer begins to creep into the sky, keeping the sun awake longer, warming the ledges of the weyrs. Rainstorms are sporadic, but keep the world well watered, despite the heat of the days.

The Red Star can be seen by those who choose to see it, causing no shortage of whispers that Thread will return - and just as much dismissal from those who do not believe. After all, it's been so long, surely it is no longer a threat! Weyrleaders are, regardless, beginning to put together wings in their Weyrs, if only to keep troublesome and bored riders busy.

Month 12, 740 AL

Fort Boundaries:
Winter -3 - 2 C | 26 - 35 F
Fort is already home to snowfalls, though early in the month they fade away when the sun rises. As the month progresses, more snow stays on the ground, ending up with several feet of snow before the month is over. The areas around homes and populations has the snow shoveled away or trodden down. Icicles attached to Weyr ledges prove some danger and are routinely removed.

Ista Boundaries:
Winter, 9 - 21 C | 48 - 69 F
Generally warm enough to go about without a jacket on, Ista has low humidity but high chance of rain, generally in the form of vicious afternoon thunderstorms. The storms wash away any bite of heat the day had, and leave it feeling fresh for the night. The days are short, but grow bright quickly and the afternoons seem to be particularly short when heavy thunderstorms roll in and cover the sky.

Telgar Boundaries:
Winter, -5 - 0 C | 23 - 32 F
Bitterly cold, with icy winds constantly flowing down from the mountains. Freezing rain is almost constant; the sky always a murky grey and the ground slippery with slushy refrozen ice. The days are extremely short, with the nights dropping a good number below the daily average. Icicles attached to Weyr ledges prove a major danger, and are checked upon every day, with anything bigger than a fist being removed.


Month 07, 740 AL

Fort Boundaries:
Summer 27 - 38 C | 80 - 100 F
Light breezes down from the mountains tot he North keep the temperature comfortable, even when the sun can bake an egg on the edge of a weyr. Sunburn is common.

Ista Boundaries:
Summer, 34 - 43 C | 93 - 110 F
A very dry, dusty heat. Little to no rain, causing more than some to worry about the drought not breaking and the rest of the Isle being at risk of fires. Many seek the depths of weyr, hold or hall during the midday and early afternoon heat.

Telgar Boundaries:
Summer, 26 - 35 C | 79 - 95 F
Muggy, sticky and generally just plain humid. Thunder storms are regular occurances, often happening in the early afternoon or evening, with heavy rainfall before drying off sometime in the night. Mornings are usually crisp, but warm up swiftly.


Month 06, 740 AL

Fort Boundaries: Season, Low to High
Ista Boundaries: Season, Low to High
Telgar Boundaries: Season, Low to High

[[Update slowly in progress because ThistleProse is a slackarse :3 lmao ]]

Month 04, 740 AL
North: Early Spring | South: Early Autumn
−1.9 C to 4.7 C | 20.0 C to 29.0


Spring has sprung, with the snow slowly melting in much of the North, creating mushy grounds and greyish, icy snow piles that are doing their best to melt. In comparison, Ista finds itself naturally warmer, (~10C / 50) and many people who can find rides are making their way to the Island to spend some time in warmth and sunshine, away from the lingering touch of winter.

Katila is beginning to cool down to more reasonable temperature, but is no less muggy and uncomfortable to those who are not used to the seasons. It is still a good place to escape to when seeking a warm day or a nice swim at the lake, though.

The Red Star can be seen by those who choose to see it, causing no shortage of whispers that Thread will return - and just as much dismissal from those who do not believe. After all, it's been so long, surely it is no longer a threat! Weyrleaders are, regardless, beginning to put together wings in their Weyrs, if only to keep troublesome and bored riders busy.

Month 03, 740 AL
North: Early Spring | South: Early Autumn
−1.9 C to 4.7 C | 20.0 C to 29.0


Spring has sprung, with the snow slowly melting in much of the North, creating mushy grounds and greyish, icy snow piles that are doing their best to melt. In comparison, Ista finds itself naturally warmer, (~10C / 50) and many people who can find rides are making their way to the Island to spend some time in warmth and sunshine, away from the lingering touch of winter.

Katila is beginning to cool down to more reasonable temperature, but is no less muggy and uncomfortable to those who are not used to the seasons. It is still a good place to escape to when seeking a warm day or a nice swim at the lake, though.

The Red Star can be seen by those who choose to see it, causing no shortage of whispers that Thread will return - and just as much dismissal from those who do not believe. After all, it's been so long, surely it is no longer a threat! Weyrleaders are, regardless, beginning to put together wings in their Weyrs, if only to keep troublesome and bored riders busy.

Month 02, 740 AL
North: Late Winter| South: Late Summer
13.4 to 21.0 C | 13.8 C to 25.6 C



Month 01, 740 AL
North: Mid Winter| South: Mid Summer
13.4 to 21.0 C | 13.8 C to 25.6 C



Month 12, 739 AL
North: Early Winter| South: Early Summer
-3.1 to 2.1 C | 20.4 C to 29.4 C


Winter has come slowly to the Northern lands of Pern, with more rain and cold winds than snow. As the month progresses, more and more snow will fall, with frequent blizzard-like storms towards the very end of the month. Telgar and Fort will in particular become burried under mountains of snow, while Ista is sunjected to frequent icy rainstorms, and heavy winds coming in from across the ocean.
Month 11, 739 AL
North: Late Autumn| South: Late Spring
13.4 to 21.0 C | 13.8 C to 25.6 C



Month 10, 739 AL
North: Mid Autumn| South: Mid Spring
13.4 to 21.0 C | 13.8 C to 25.6 C




Month 09, 739 AL
North: Early Autumn| South: Early Spring
13.4 to 21.0 C | 13.8 C to 25.6 C


Following the disastrous fires (sometime in around the 28th of Month 08), Ista Isle has found itself suddenly in the midst of constant rain; not enough to flood, but a steady, dreary downfall that seems to only take a time out for a couple of hours here and there, before coming back again. Its cast the entire sooty Isle into a sombre and depressed mood. Alongside the rain, the weather is muggy and while not hot, is not particularly cool, either.

The rest of Northern Pern is getting their usual weather, though they, too, have been called to action following the wildfires that savaged Ista. Many individuals who called Ista Island home have been relocated not just to Ista Weyr, Ista Hold or Sea Cliff Hold, but also to other areas of Pern, whether with family or friends.

The Red Star can be seen by those who choose to see it, causing no shortage of whispers that Thread will return - and just as much dismissal from those who do not believe. After all, it's been so long, surely it is no longer a threat! Weyrleaders are, regardless, beginning to put together wings in their Weyrs, if only to keep troublesome and bored riders busy.

Month 08, 739 AL
North: Late Summer | South: Late Winter
17.4 to 25.5 C | 10.8 C to 23.2 C


Ista is still unseasonably warm - 37 to 45 C - has resulted in an incredibly dry summer, with little to no rain. This was climaxed by a dry thunderstorm, the results of which caused three fires to start across the Island on the 24.07.739 in the early morning hours. While the results of this are yet to be played out, the events will no doubt leave more than just the scarring of the land.

The rest of Northern Pern is getting their usual weather, though they, too, have been called to action following the wildfires that savaged Ista. Many individuals who called Ista Island home have been relocated not just to Ista Weyr, Ista Hold or Sea Cliff Hold, but also to other areas of Pern, whether with family or friends.

The Red Star can be seen by those who choose to see it, causing no shortage of whispers that Thread will return - and just as much dismissal from those who do not believe. After all, it's been so long, surely it is no longer a threat! Weyrleaders are, regardless, beginning to put together wings in their Weyrs, if only to keep troublesome and bored riders busy.

Month 07, 739 AL
North: Mid Summer | South: Mid Winter
18.0 to 26.6 C | 10.2 C to 21.9 C


Ista is still unseasonably warm, with average weather being in the 37 to 45 C range, making it now a more than slightly undesirable escape for the rest of the Northern population from the more enjoyable early summer weather. There has been very little in the way of rain, though the coastal areas are no stranger to the salty wind. Ista's limited farmlands and fields are dry and dusty, with golden straw instead of grass where there is any growth at all.

Meanwhile, the rest of the Northern areas are still getting a lot of evening rain and the occasional thunderstorms, which cools down the populus and allows them to sleep easily without sweating their brains out like the Istans.

The Red Star can be seen by those who choose to see it, causing no shortage of whispers that Thread will return - and just as much dismissal from those who do not believe. After all, it's been so long, surely it is no longer a threat! Weyrleaders are, regardless, beginning to put together wings in their Weyrs, if only to keep troublesome and bored riders busy.

Month 06, 739 AL
North: Early Summer | South: Early Winter
14.9 C to 23.8 C | 11.8 C to 21.9 C


Ista is still unseasonably warm, with average weather being in the 37 to 45 C range, making it now a more than slightly undesirable escape for the rest of the Northern population from the more enjoyable early summer weather. There has been very little in the way of rain, though the coastal areas are no stranger to the salty wind. Ista's limited farmlands and fields are dry and dusty, with golden straw instead of grass where there is any growth at all.

Meanwhile, the rest of the Northern areas are still getting a lot of evening rain and the occasional thunderstorms, which cools down the populus and allows them to sleep easily without sweating their brains out like the Istans.

The Red Star can be seen by those who choose to see it, causing no shortage of whispers that Thread will return - and just as much dismissal from those who do not believe. After all, it's been so long, surely it is no longer a threat! Weyrleaders are, regardless, beginning to put together wings in their Weyrs, if only to keep troublesome and bored riders busy.

Month 05, 739 AL
North: Late Spring | South: Late Autumn
9.9 C to 18.4 C | 13.7 C to 24.5 C


Ista is still unseasonably warm, with average weather being in the 32 to 40 C range, making it a highly desirable escape for the rest of the Northern population from the chilly mid-spring weather. There has been very little in the way of rain, though the coastal areas are no stranger to the salty wind.

Meanwhile, the rest of the Northern areas are getting a lot of rain, thunderstorms, and cloudy days. Grass is growing, flowers flowering, and baby animals popping up all over the place! Yay spring!

The Red Star can be seen by those who choose to see it, causing no shortage of whispers that Thread will return - and just as much dismissal from those who do not believe. After all, it's been so long, surely it is no longer a threat! Weyrleaders are, regardless, beginning to put together wings in their Weyrs, if only to keep troublesome and bored riders busy.

Month 04, 739 AL
North: Mid Spring | South: Mid Autumn
4.1 C to 11.5 C | 10.0 C to 27.4 C


Ista is still unseasonably warm, with average weather being in the high 20s to low 30s C, making it a highly desirable escape for the rest of the Northern population from the chilly mid-spring weather. There has been very little in the way of rain, though the coastal areas are no stranger to the salty wind.

Meanwhile, the rest of the Northern areas are getting a lot of rain, thunderstorms, and cloudy days. Grass is growing, flowers flowering, and baby animals popping up all over the place! Yay spring!

The Red Star can be seen by those who choose to see it, causing no shortage of whispers that Thread will return - and just as much dismissal from those who do not believe. After all, it's been so long, surely it is no longer a threat! Weyrleaders are, regardless, beginning to put together wings in their Weyrs, if only to keep troublesome and bored riders busy.

Month 03, 739 AL
North: Early Spring | South: Early Autumn
−1.9 C to 4.7 C | 20.0 C to 29.0


Spring has sprung, with the snow slowly melting in much of the North, creating mushy grounds and greyish, icy snow piles that are doing their best to melt. In comparison, Ista finds itself uncommonly warm (~12C / 53.6) and many people who can find rides are making their way to the Island to spend some time in warmth and sunshine, away from the lingering touch of winter.

Katila is beginning to cool down to more reasonable temperature, but is no less muggy and uncomfortable to those who are not used to the seasons. It is still a good place to escape to when seeking a warm day or a nice swim at the lake, though.

The Red Star can be seen by those who choose to see it, causing no shortage of whispers that Thread will return - and just as much dismissal from those who do not believe. After all, it's been so long, surely it is no longer a threat! Weyrleaders are, regardless, beginning to put together wings in their Weyrs, if only to keep troublesome and bored riders busy.

Month 02, 739 AL
North: Late Winter | South: Late Summer
−5.6 C to 0.4 C | 21.3 C to 30.0


The late-season weather is settling, with much of the Northern hemisphere coated in snow (the exception being the much warmer Ista region) while Katila remains humid and sweltering in the height of Summer.

The Red Star can be seen by those who choose to see it, causing no shortage of whispers that Thread will return - and just as much dismissal from those who do not believe. After all, it's been so long, surely it is no longer a threat! Weyrleaders are, regardless, beginning to put together wings in their Weyrs, if only to keep troublesome and bored riders busy.

Month 01, 739 AL
North: Mid Winter | South: Mid Summer
−6.7 C to −0.7 C | 21.5 C to 30.3 C


Gold Nadioth of Vaeyla, of Ista's flight was won by bronze Rhezalth of N'mor. You can view the Flight Thread here! Gold Aradissicath of Fort has brought about a clutch of [TBA] eggs! The proud mother is jealously guarding the Sands from her fellow gold, and keeping her mate on his toes! The cautious are able to catch a glance, but best not be caught!

The Red Star can be seen by those who choose to see it, causing no shortage of whispers that Thread will return - and just as much dismissal from those who do not believe. After all, it's been so long, surely it is no longer a threat! Weyrleaders are, regardless, beginning to put together wings in their Weyrs, if only to keep troublesome and bored riders busy.

Month 12, 738 AL
North: Early Winter | South: Early Summer
−3.1 C to 2.1 C | 20.4 C to 29.4 C


Gold Nadioth of Ista is set to take flight this month (though it'll be a surprise IC), while gold Aradissicath is preparing to take full command of the Fort Hatching Grounds as she lays her Clutch early in the month.

The Red Star can be seen by those who choose to see it, causing no shortage of whispers that Thread will return - and just as much dismissal from those who do not believe. After all, it's been so long, surely it is no longer a threat! Weyrleaders are, regardless, beginning to put together wings in their Weyrs, if only to keep troublesome and bored riders busy.

Month 11, 738 AL
North: Late Autumn | South: Late Spring


Autumn is coming to an end, with the days slowly becoming shorter still, with early nights and late mornings. The temperature is getting very cool, with jackets being more required, but it has yet to actually snow. Despite this, it is often raining and miserable.

The Southern contient is in full bloom, with flowers coming to life in the grasses and on the trees. The skies are bright blue with fluffy clouds, and occassional sunshowers bringing a dampness to the day. The nights are still crisp, but not cold. The ground is starting to dry up as water is absorbed by the blooming flora.

Month 10, 738 AL
North: Mid Autumn | South: Mid Spring


Autumn is in full tilt, with the leaves a shocking array of orange and red, and more of them on the ground than on the trees. The skies are often a clear and crisp blue, with a cool breeze flowing, shifting the leaves and sending them scattering. Rain is not common, but when it does roll in the skies are dark like night come early, and thunderstorms are not uncommon, though they don't last for long and the amount of rain that falls isn't too heavy.

The Southern contient is in full bloom, with flowers coming to life in the grasses and on the trees. The skies are bright blue with fluffy clouds, and occassional sunshowers bringing a dampness to the day. The nights are still crisp, but not cold. The ground is starting to dry up as water is absorbed by the blooming flora.

Month 09, 738 AL
North: Start Autumn | South: Start Spring


Nothern regions are entering into Autumn, with the trees beginning to change to their reds and oranges, while the air is beginning to feel more crips. There are still more warm days than cool, and the nights are mostly warm enough for light bedding still. Rain has faded away and most days are clear and bright.

The Southern contient finds itself heading into spring, with rain and flowers vying for attention. The ground is often muddy and squishy, while the skies are either bright and blue, or overcast wtih fluffy clouds.

Month 08, 738 AL
North: End Summer | South: End Winter


Summer is winding to an end in the Northern hemisphere, with the weather slowly cooling and the trees beginning to turn their leaves. The days are still long and bright, but the sun is beginning to lose some of its strength.

The coastal Weyrs are falling victim to coastal storms, strong winds and heavy rains with thunder and lightening.

The more inbound Weyrs and Holds find themselves drier, not getting nearly as much rain or storms, they find themselves on the end of a long drought.

Month 07, 738 AL
North: Mid Summer | South: Mid Winter


Summer is in full spring in the Nothern hemisphere, with the bulk of each day being unbearbly hot, followed by vicious thunderstorms and heavy humidity in the evenings and at night.

The coastal areas are experiencing monsoon like weather, and spend a lot of their time locked away in Hold, Hall or Weyr.

The more inner locations find themselves faced with more dry heat during the day, and horrible humidity in the evening and at night while the thunderstorms rage.
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[G] [P] [EVENT] 742.04.01 | Odd Assistance
9am | Ulliendis


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Written By: BardlyThere
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Rhamnus's quarters were filled with humming and whistles as he worked. He had so many pots and bottles full of various substances slowly cooking away on his stove, other bottles, jars, measuring devices and mortars and pestles crowded on his table. For now his model had been carefully moved to a side table in a safe corner of the room, far away from any of his current experiments. He still needed a few ingredients, but he'd sent Bitty off with a note to go fetch the assistant he'd chosen for the day's research.

Sure the young man was a candidate and seemed to enjoy the lazy routine of kitchen delivery, but with R'nya specifically asking him to do this particular task, he wasn't worried about snatching help from other places. Especially help that seemed to have rather interesting and useful talents.

When the harper walked into his quarters, Rhamnus gestured lazily towards a note resting on the table. "Hello, Ulli. I need you to very discreetly fetch those items for me. I've got the names, descriptions of what those should look like, along with where you can find them written down so that you can avoid bothering anybody. And that is really the important part. With how busy the infirmary is I don't want the patients or the healers disturbed with your rummaging. If for some reason you do get caught just tell them you're my assistant. And maybe, if you're clever and quick enough, you might learn something while you're here."
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Ulliendis was confused when he received a note from a firelizard asking for his assistance. It didn’t help that it took him a moment to remember who Rhmanus was. Even once he recalled it was the delightfully odd Healer, Ulliendis was inclined to stay where he was. It was his free time and sometimes a boy just wanted to do nothing at all. But curiosity got the best of him and he found himself entering Rhamnus’ room. He quirked a brow at the directness of their meeting and scanned the list left for him.

He glanced up and gave Rhamnus a frown. “Really? You’re sending me to go collect a few items from rooms not that far from you? Items that wouldn’t be odd for you to be picking up, I might add?” He shook his head, not really following the logic but wandered out before a reply was given. Everyone was busy with the muffin attack the other day so he supposed it made some sort of sense and Rhamnus knew a small hint of his skills.

Ulliendis started on his task, grabbing the few easy items without much issue, quietly moving around the infirmary without attracting any attention. If you acted like you belonged, everyone believed you did. It was a bit harder when he didn’t know the area he was infiltrating since it was a sudden job and it required nosing around in the open instead of going to the proper shelf right away, but he seemed to be doing all right.

When it came to the private offices, Ulliendis kept up his look of knowing what he was doing and breezed inside the first one, going right to the cupboard and eventually finding the item requested. But since he was there… he poked around a bit more and pocketed something that seemed interesting and then moved on to the next and final room.

Those items took a bit longer to acquire thanks to a lock but Ulliendis made quick work of it and quietly rifled through the jars until finding the three that were needed. Since this healer liked locks, Ulliendis had to check the drawers on the desk and grinned when they were locked. Were. He poked around in them, finding a few notes that were boring and a few others about patients that raised his brows. That didn’t sound like a good prognosis for that one. Ooh! And this one would make for excellent blackmail if it was ever needed. It was too risky to take the letter but knowing of the affair was enough for now and Ulliendis locked everything back up.

He waved at a Healer as he made his way out of the infirmary and smiled at Rhamnus when he unloaded his haul on the man’s table. “I might have to come back some night. You Healers have all sorts of fun and naughty things.” He poked his nose near a pot and gave a sniff, recoiling a moment later. “What are you working on?”
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Rhamnus shrugged as Ulliendis gave his initial objections. "I can't leave my lab unattended, and I don't trust anyone to watch it for me. And really most of the subtlety is for the benefit of the patients. They get antsy over the silliest things, especially when those things have nothing to do with their treatment." He gave the odd many pocketed delivery boy a soft shoo and got back to watching over his lab, mixing ingredients on occasion and adjusting the distance things were held over the flames as needed.

This was all very delicate work, requiring a keen eye and steady hands for some of the more precise measurements and dosages he was trying to blend together. Some of these compounds still needed items from the list, but there were a couple of things Rhamnus could finish up while he waited. By the time Ulliendis returned, he had a small vial of viscous liquid that smelled faintly of sulfur. He frowned as he swirled it around its glass vessel and held it out to his errand boy. "Be very careful of that, take a sniff, and then pass me that vial of vanilla I have over there."

Once he'd gotten the vanilla and the vial back he started mixing them into another container, swirling them both around, eyeing the liquid for any odd reactions, and sniffing it again with a frown before eyeing Ulliendis. "Hm? Oh, research into the attacks for R'nya. Presently I'm trying to find likely candidates for the poison in the muffins, so I would recommend against taking deep breaths around those. I normally focus on drug research and compounding, but right now I'm looking into things which can cause the symptoms afflicting the patients and seeing how they smell and whether that smell can even be masked."

Rhamnus gave his current vial a small shake as he held it up for inspection. "This one, is likely not it. It's a paralytic of sorts, impacts coordination and fine motor control, large dosages make it difficult to breathe, but I am quite certain it would be immediately noticed in a baked good."
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Oooh, poison-making was fun! Ulliendis settled in, leaning his elbows against the table, and resting his chin on his palms. This would be an interesting lesson! The Hall needed more interesting lessons. Maybe he'd still be there if they did. No, that wasn't true. He liked most of his classes and learned a lot but the thrill was gone by the time he was asked to start journeying. Which was also odd. For the longest time he hated being in one place and yearned for the life of travel. Then once he had the chance, he didn't want to be uprooted. It was kind of nice settling into the Weyr. Then again, he'd only been there a few months so maybe the wanderlust would kick in again.

"Why are you mixing it with vanilla? Just as a scent masker? Or to help cover the taste?" He knew vanilla could be used for both given its potency but would that work in a recipe? Vanilla wasn't often used in large amounts for most recipes, as far as he knew.

"Wouldn't it make more sense to mix it with cinnamon and nutmeg? They're the ingredients that were easily recognised, right? And are you going to actually make muffins to properly figure it out?" That only seemed like the right thing to do given the muffins had given off no odd smell or taste.

"Will you taste test them as well? I bet you're immune to all sorts of poisons if you play with them a lot. That is a real thing, right? Dosing yourself to help lower the chance of dying sort of thing?" He knew that was true and had started taking small doses of the most common poison Lords would likely use since he was sixteen and the Hall decided he would be a good addition to their spy branch. But Rhamnus didn't need to know how much he knew.
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The eager curiosity was something that Rhamnus had been expecting, and he gave Ulliendis a smirk as he took his newly acquired ingredients off to the side so that he could start measuring them out for the next experiment. The questions from the young man were a bit less expected though and they made they Healer pause for a moment as he considered. "Scent and taste are very closely tied. If it doesn't pass a scent test then I know it will fail taste... and nutmeg?"

Rham tilted his head, wondering how the Harper knew about the muffin ingredients. Was it that common of a blend or did he know something? "I may try nutmeg as well for further testing... for now starting simply is better. And I wasn't planning on tasting the muffins. Sometimes people can develop tolerances for toxins, but they can also end up with sensitivities so I would rather not risk it if I don't have to. It's really more of a device used in stories than anything practical."

He certainly wasn't going to mention that he had built up quite a tolerance for most of the things he worked with. That sort of talk encouraged stupid and risky behavior. Rhamnus gestured over to his equipment. "Well you seem curious enough, let me walk you through one of the most basic poisons out there. I'm sure you could probably find this information out on your own, but we'll also be discussing safety and how to treat a victim. Now then, be sure to take notes if you need them, I'm not fond of repetition." With a crack of his knuckles, Rhamnus started to go into proper procedures, walking Ulliendis through how to properly handle the dangerous concoctions safely and how to measure them precisely and properly.
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Ulliendis pulled out a small notebook from one of his pockets and dutifully took notes. Mostly. He kind of knew the basics from his time copying requested books in the archives so he decided little doodles of Rhamnus at work would improve everything. He wasn't the most artistic of harpers but his little stylized characters of people were usually popular among his fellow students and now Candidates. So when he was told an instruction, Ulliendis jotted a quick note and then made a little doodle of the Healer and sometimes it even pertained to what he was doing.

When it seemed the lesson was over, Ulliendis gave his instructor applause. "You should teach regularly. Did you ever have that dream or were you always more hands on and in the field?" Ulliendis asked and then quickly flipped back to the first page to jot along the top of the page the date and 'lesson with Healer Rhamnus'. It occured to him that having notes on making a toxin while people died from such things wasn't the smartest move he could make that day.

"Now you blend it with various baking ingredients?" He had noticed the Healer's confusion over the nutmeg. Hadn't that been commonly mentioned in the muffin attack? Maybe only the cinnamon had. Oh dear.
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Rhamnus snorted softly as he finished up the batch he was working on and shook his head. "I don't mind teaching someone while I'm doing things, but I've never been interested in teaching for its own sake. I'd rather just work on my research and experiments, or go out in the field and find new materials to test."

He carried the vial back to his other station where he had the vanilla set up. "And yes, blending is the next step. As I mentioned before we'll start with vanilla, and if we can't detect the poison through that we can move on to the other aromatic ingredients, even blend them together. Once we get something that seems a likely candidate we'll try baking it into a cookie to ensure that it's still undetectable after applying heat and going through the cooking process."

As Rhamnus started to blend the toxin with vanilla he glanced over to eye Ulliendis curiously. "You seem to be catching on to things rather quickly... or you already have some familiarity with the subject. You seem the sort that eavesdrops and pays attention, what do you think about the poisonings that have been happening? Have you heard any interesting theories?" Rhamnus was curious about what someone who wasn't a healer would think, and if there were any interesting rumors he'd missed.
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Ulliendis gave a little shrug and then a wide grin at Rhamnus’ observations. “I’m a Harper. I did my time in the archives like everyone else in that Hall. I copied some medical notes a few times and as boring as that can be, some of it does start to stick anyway. I’m just lucky I’m not the guy that got stuck being the copy master for ‘Fifty Shades of Bronze’. Do you know how many he’s done? He has that shit memorized now!” Ulliendis gave an exaggerated shudder at the thought. It was really a badly written story with a lot of plot holes but the Holders ate that shit up and more copies had been requested.

His joking nature slid aside as he studied the Healer and why he was so interested in knowing what he knew. It wasn’t like a motive would really help figure out the poison used, right? Maybe it was simply because Healers were stuck in the infirmary most days when the world wasn’t imploding around them and Rhamnus was now further entrenched. “It’s all pretty obvious, isn’t it?” Ulliendis started, purposely ignoring the comment about being the sort that eavesdropped or paid attention. “Goldriders have been the most targeted, followed by bronzeriders. I think some of the bronzeriders just happened to end up in the way of the targeted goldrider when you look at how many were mates or linked in some way.”

But the questions that remained were the trickier ones. “But why? Some think it’s a disgruntled former Candidate that aged out, maybe working with some drudges or others that aged out to help attack so many in different locations.” That did seem possible but only if they did have a network. It was far too co-ordinated and maybe a dragonrider or two were involved. “My theory is survival of the fittest. Maybe the brownriders have had enough of being shamed and they’re taking back power. Some of the golds haven’t been attacked or their mates were instead so maybe they’re deemed women that will help them. Maybe they’re in on it.” So many possibilities! Ulliendis’ eyes shone with excitement at what it could be.
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"Fifty Shades of Bronze," Rhamnus repeated incredulously. It wasn't a book he'd read on his own but he had heard it mentioned by some rather chatty patients who worked through their nerves at having to see a healer by talking about anything and everything. "Well I certainly don't envy the man who has to copy that particular story over and over again."

Rhamnus took a sniff of the poisoned vanilla mixture and nodded to himself when he couldn't really detect anything particularly noticeable. He held it out for Ulliendis to take a brief whiff of before adding some other aromatic ingredients and then setting that aside to sit for a moment as he studied the other man. "Yes, yes, shiny golden hides being targeted is rather obvious. Though I suppose it also makes sense that some of the bronzeriders could have just been accidental targets through association."

He scratched his chin as he considered the possible motives that Ulliendis presented. "Interesting. So a former Candidate... without a dragon they would definitely need help though. I'd think it would be odd if that many drudges were participating, but maybe their leader is particularly charismatic." Rhamnus raised an eyebrow at the other theory that was presented though. "Survival of the fittest? So the ones who managed to dodge were just distractions then? Something to throw people off of the scent. That is quite the level of deception, though I do remember a time when brownriders were certainly capable of that."

These were very interesting theories, and Rhamnus found that he rather liked them. He took another whiff of his concoction before grabbing some ingredients to make a small batch of cookies. He talked as he worked, "I think you're onto something with the brownriders. And with some golds secretly cooperating with them. They would have the most to gain after all."
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Ulliendis gave a shrug as he watched Rhamnus start prepping to make cookies. It was fascinating that the man was even doing that step on his own instead of asking a drudge to do it. But given there would be toxins involved, perhaps that was wise in the end. Besides, maybe the healer also liked baking in his spare time. Who was he to judge? “I’m actually surprised more people aren’t pointing at brownriders. I’ve only been here a few months and I’ve picked up some strings of conversations that show some still aren’t happy with their new place in life.”

From what his studying had shown him, brownriders typically seemed to be rather jealous and cranky sorts. They were so close to being a special shiny hide but missed out on any real power. And then all that nasty business down in Katila ended up earning brownriders what seemed to be a permanent mistrust where they weren’t even allowed Weyrsecond anymore. All because of one man, really. Ulliendis was sure there were others that helped add to the demotion but it had to have inspired a lot of rage and a desire for payback in at least one person.

“It’s possible that some of the goldriders that were attacked and survived or had their bronzerider mates take the hit are the ones in on it. What better way to have eyes directed elsewhere? Easy to believe goldriders are just as sick of the crap bronzeriders pull.” Maybe some didn’t even like their mates or were mated via their dragons. He needed to work on the theory a bit more but he felt it was a strong one overall and Rhamnus easily bought into it as well.
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