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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] [O] 03.04.742 | Bittersweet Musings
~6pm, at one of the star stones


Gold Neryseth

Date of Birth
02.06.708
Height
5'7"
Eyes
Brown

Threads
2
Posts
11

Written By: KiTelli
#1
The sun had long ago tipped over its zenith, and was dipping down to meet the lip of the high Weyr wall, spilling golden light across the bowl and bathing the tiny clearing on the top of the wall in an orange glow. With a wave, she greeted the watch dragon not far along the rim, and the beast and rider returned the greeting with a wave and a warble. S’far would appreciate that she was still under some form of watch. The ancient star stones stood like sentinels, the closest one throwing a long shadow over Lassalla as she stood in her favorite place.

She breathed in the chill of the coming evening as it chased away the warm afternoon air. Spring was on the way, but Telgar’s winter wasn’t going without a fight. She smiled into the sunshine, letting it warm and soothe her. With a cynical laugh, she noticed a few more grey hairs catching that golden light, dancing among her dark waves around her shoulders. Well, recent events would certainly warrant those silver strands.

More goldriders across Pern dead.

As well as a few bronze. An unfortunate brown or two, and a blue, if she remembered correctly. So much had happened in the past month that she was having trouble keeping track of the death toll.

With a small, wry chuckle, Lassalla strolled over to the star stone, its monolithic form looming well above her. Around one side was a dip in the dirt, and she sat, he back sliding against the cool rock. “I don’t know what to do anymore.” She said, to nobody in particular. She huffed and shook her head, the wry smile not having left, as she pulled the bottle of rum from the satchel at her side. It was sealed , with paper and wax, and therefore more likely to be safe than any other beverages she might have. Also, any poison, she reasoned, would likely be killed by the alcohol, anyway.

He’s not here. the gold opened one big, whirling eye to look over at her rider a few dragonlengths away. Her tone was not unkind, though, as she gently probed Lassalla’s turbulent emotions. You know that.

“I know, miss.” Lasalla glanced around the space, where she and Kirolan had spent some of their most treasured, quiet moments. Her visits since his passing had become fewer and farther between, but she still liked to come up here when she wanted a quiet place to think, to be. She liked to think some part of him was still here, but anything that remained of his broken, distant form had gone between with his body those turns ago when he passed. She pulled a corkscrew from her satchel and opened up the rum, taking a long swig and enjoying the burn of the golden liquid on the way down. Her eyes slid shut, the waning sun warm on her face. “I know.”

A shadow crossed in front of her, blocking the warmth. Neryseth hadn’t offered any kind of warning, mental or otherwise, so it wasn’t anyone to worry about. Probably just a do-gooder checking in and making sure she was alright. Without even opening her eyes, she addressed whoever-it-was. “Any particular reason you’re in my sun?”
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Bronze Tiberuth

Date of Birth
03.01.720
Height
6'2"
Eyes
Light Brown

Threads
11
Posts
132

Written By: BardlyThere
#2
Neryseth and her rider are up by the star stones. We should check on them. K'dar looked wearily up at his dragon for a moment, pondering the bronze's motives. You know S'far has been fretting over the golds. It would endear you to him more if you took some initiative. That part was a bit hard to argue with, and it would be good to do more than worry about T'ryn and Cazan and Casa.

It felt a bit selfish to worry more about his family than all of the other victims, but it wasn't as if he didn't care. There was the growing worry that there could be more deaths in the future, and he wasn't sure what that would mean for the weyrs if golds kept being targeted. His siblings being among the victims just made it all more personal. At least K'dar had been getting practice trying to mentally distance himself from things to get work done.

After checking on Tiberuth's straps, they made the short flight up, the bronze settling down just far enough away from the gold as to be polite. He offered her a friendly greeting as K'dar hopped off and made his way over to check on the woman. Her short and slightly annoyed sounding greeting made him chuckle softly as he moved to the side to make sure he was no longer blocking the warm light. "I just wanted to make sure you were doing okay, especially with all that's been going on. Do you come up here often?"
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Gold Neryseth

Date of Birth
02.06.708
Height
5'7"
Eyes
Brown

Threads
2
Posts
11

Written By: KiTelli
#3
A small laugh broadened her smile somewhat as the figure moved and let the light on her face once more. “From time to time. Not as often as I used to.” She opened her eyes and lazily took in the figure in front of her, one of the young bronze riders.

K’dar, yes? She asked her gold. With all that had been happening, she was having trouble keeping track of who was still around…

K’dar of Tiberuth, correct. Neryseth confirmed the names for her. She nodded in thanks to both her dragon and to the young man.

“Kirolan and I used to come up here quite a bit for lazy evenings watching the sunset before he fell sick. It’s a pleasant enough place to sit and think.” She nodded toward the bowl below, then to the watch dragon. “Offers a decent view, and still keeps S’far pleased enough with recent happenings.”

She adjusted, pulling one leg up to rest an arm across her knee. “It’s very kind of you to come check on me. Thanks for that.” While there was a kindness in her tone, the mild annoyance at the need for such watching was still undoubtedly there.

Let him stay a while. You could use the company. The warm tone of her dragon compounded the warmth of the alcohol, and Lassalla chuckled again.

She gave the young man an appraising look before patting the ground beside her. “I don’t plan to leave anytime soon, so if you’re going to keep watch, you may as well join me.” She waited to see what he’d do before offering him the bottle, if he’d like a swig of the stuff, but knowing it might not be everyone’s idea of a pleasant beverage.

Feeling a sort of oddly bitter whimsy, she swept an arm out to encompass the Weyr, Pern, and the continent in general. “What do you make of all...” she trailed off, gesturing vaguely with a flip of the wrist. “...all of that? All of what’s going on?”
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Bronze Tiberuth

Date of Birth
03.01.720
Height
6'2"
Eyes
Light Brown

Threads
11
Posts
132

Written By: BardlyThere
#4
Kirolan, the name was familiar though K'dar had to think a bit on it. Before he had discovered his own goals and started his apprenticeship he hadn't paid too much attention to the goldriders other than to make sure he knew who they were for Tiberuth's sake, but he remembered S'far mentioning that the woman had lost her mate in recent years. He wasn't exactly sure what to say really, he was sure all the recent deaths were not very kind reminders of old ones. Instead he turned his gaze to the bowl and nodded in agreement. "It is a nice view."

A good view, though there are some near High Reaches I personally like a little better, the bronze lazily added as he surveyed the bowl. K'dar ignored his dragon, sure Tiberuth would entertain himself chatting with the gold, and instead tilted his head back towards Lassalla. He caught that touch of annoyance, but it was understandable. "It was no trouble at all to stop by. And with everything going on..." he shrugged.

A quick glance at Tiberuth seemed to indicate that the dragon wasn't in any particular rush to leave, so K'dar sat down next to the woman, leaning back against the wall, arms propped up lazily on his knees. He eyed the offered bottle warily, he wasn't fond of alcohol, had only found one mixed drink he liked so far (a whiskey sour if he recalled), but accepted in an attempt to be polite. At least he was able to keep the grimace mostly off of his face as he took a small sip before passing it back. "Not sure it's quite for me, but thank you for sharing."

K'dar followed the sweep of her arm as he turned his gaze back out to the Weyr at large, giving the knuckle of his index finger a crack as he considered. "Well... if you don't mind the vulgarity I think it's a bit fucked. I almost want to think it's someone trying to clear space for a promotion, or for some sort of new idea they want to push but don't want existing leadership in the way of, but all of the goldriders... it doesn't make sense yet, and I worry that there will probably be more attacks."
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Gold Neryseth

Date of Birth
02.06.708
Height
5'7"
Eyes
Brown

Threads
2
Posts
11

Written By: KiTelli
#5
A small smirk tugged at the corner of her lips as she took back the bottle. “It’s not everyone’s favorite straight, but it’s pretty good with fruit juice.” She took another swig as K’dar considered her question.

His reply wasn’t what she anticipated, but then again, she wasn’t sure what she had been anticipating, anyway. She arched an elegant eyebrow at him. His theories were good, educated, and fairly close to what she had been thinking. He was an observant young man, to be sure, and not what she’d come to expect of the younger bronze riders she’d become acquainted with.

“Heh, fucked, indeed. I think that’s right on track.” Her gaze returned to the Weyr bowl again, mulling his opinion over in her mind. “Someone’s got drastic ideas of what they think Pern should look like, and it doesn’t include the current leadership.” A thought that had been niggling at the back of her mind came forward again. Instead of shoving it aside this time though, she gave it voice. “And with so many golds targeted, I can’t help wondering if their vision includes dragons, at all.” She tossed a sideways look at the young man to try and gauge his thoughts on what she’d said.

“No more golds, no more dragons. And since there are still gold riders left...” she shrugged. It was a bit of a stretch, but not out of the realm of possibility. A Pern without dragons…vulnerable and unprotected when Thread came again…no wings glinting in the skies above, the great beasts lost to legend and song…it was insane. But someone on Pern was also clearly insane, at least, insane enough to try and take out the shiny hides of numerous weyrs, so she wasn’t willing to dismiss that endgame entirely. “It’s the only thing I can think of that makes some sense of what’s been happening. I could be completely off base, but...” her voice trailed off as she mulled it over. She hoped the safety measures S’far had implemented would be enough. “This isn’t over yet.”
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Bronze Tiberuth

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"I think a friend had me try that once with juice... he's determined to find something I enjoy so that he doesn't have to drink alone so much. So far whiskey sours are passable, though I'm still not sure if I like them." It was a diversion from the main topic of conversation, but even alcohol was a more pleasant subject than what Lassalla was proposing. Especially because part of him agreed with her.

The thought of a world without dragons was unsettling, and he couldn't help but feel anxious for those who would be left to try and deal with Thread. He wouldn't be there, that was all he knew. If someone was going to kill Tiberuth it would be through him, he was the weak link there despite how headstrong and reckless the bronze could be. You are tougher than you let on as well. We will get through this, I am certain.

K'dar huffed softly, amused by his dragon's confidence. "Tiberuth is confident we'll get through, and I hope he's right. And don't take this the wrong way, but I hope you're wrong." He let his head lean back to rest against the rock behind him, staring up at the sky. "A world without dragons... hopefully we'll find some way to stop all of this so that we don't have to worry about that at all. Have you heard about S'far's plans for food and drink tasters? I'm not sure about it honestly. I think I'd rather just watch my food being prepared than have someone take a risk for me like that."
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They are right. We will get through this.

A faint smile touched Lassalla’s lips, and she held up the bottle in acknowledgement to K’dar’s statement. “I hope I’m wrong, too.”

Tasters…She’d heard about the weyrleader’s suggestion a couple of days before, after he’d recovered somewhat from the muffin incident. “Ha. Yes, I’ve heard about that. I’ve taken to cooking for myself and my girls, as much as I can. My oldest, Kessa, helps, too. She’s becoming quite the cook.” It made sense, though, for safety’s sake. Not everyone was able to cook for themselves or watch while their meal was prepared. She shrugged. “I understand the intention, even if I’d rather risk as few lives as possible. As a gold rider though, if it means preserving the dragons of our fair world, and others are willing to take that risk, I’ll go along.”

A wicked grin crept over her features as she stared into her bottle. “Though, I must admit, there were a few items from the kitchens that were a bit sketchy, even before all of this unpleasantness.” She gave him a knowing look and a small grimace. “I’ve never been entirely sure what goes into the stew they’ve always got brewing down there.” A lighthearted laugh bubbled up, and she was glad of the lighter turn to conversation. “I am glad to be able to develop my cooking talents. Or rather, try and grow them from a lack thereof. I’ve never been much of a chef.”

Her gold scolded her lightly. Don’t be ridiculous. The girls love your cooking. Her tone was warm and pleased at the brighter mood, too. Lasalla smiled, basking in the feeling, and turned to the bronze rider again.

“You wouldn’t happen to know of any easy recipes to try, would you? Herdbeast, roots, fish…?”
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Cooking, that was an idea that K'dar hadn't really considered. His weyr had its own little kitchen, but he'd never used it for more than making klah. He turned to give Lassalla a smile. "That sounds like a good idea actually. I'm not sure if individual ingredients could be poisoned and make it through cooking though. Maybe one of the healers will know. And at least you have family to help."

One day K'dar would have his own children he was sure, though he'd always imagined taking them fishing and camping with him rather than anything else. He smiled as he thought of the imminent arrival of his nephew (or niece!) and how he already had plans to kidnap the child away from T'ryn and Cazan to go fishing. The goldrider's comment about the kitchens being sketchy caught his attention and he raised an eyebrow in concern until she mentioned the stew and he joined in her laughter. "Ah, the stew. I actually do know what's in it, or at least what's in it sometimes. One of the kitchen assistants told me after... ah... a flight."

Flights and what came after were completely normal, but it still felt somewhat awkward to talk about right after Lassalla's wholesome talk of cooking with her daughter. K'dar latched onto her question about his own recipes. "All of the things I do are easy," he said as he tried to think. "I don't really cook much at all when I'm home, but I do cook a lot when I go fishing or camping. I could... hm. I'm not actually sure how well smoking fish inside your weyr would go. I could try to demonstrate on my ledge or somewhere else outside. I don't really keep recipes exactly, I just... cook."
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She quirked her eyebrows briefly in a conspiratorial expression at the brief mention of a Flight. She’d had some experience with that. She was on the receiving end of it a few times before she’d Impressed or even met Kirolan. She had a feeling she’d be becoming more familiar soon, as she’d accepted and begun to move on from her mate. Neryseth might be feeling up for such things again. And Pern could always use more dragons. I’ll Fly again when I please, thanks. You’ll do fine with it. Her tone was teasing and matter-of-fact. Lasalla shot a jibe back at her gold. Oh, indeed. I’ll at least do well enough not to let you gorge again. The gold gave a mental harrumph and returned to her company, leaving Lassalla to her own.

“I could do with some easy recipes. Though I don’t know that smoking fish would do well in a weyr, either. The smell would probably stick around for days…” She wrinkled her nose at the thought. “Though the ledge I think would work quite well.”

From her sunning spot Neryseth raised her head to look over at her rider, not bothering to mask her distaste and letting both of them hear her loud and clear. Not my ledge. She gave them both a withering glare before turning back to Tiberuth.

Lassalla dismissed her with a shake of her head and roll of her eyes, going back to the subject at hand. “Honestly, camp-ready recipes might be just the thing right now. Few ingredients, simple preparation. Little room to allow for tampering. Might be worth doing. Might be worth bringing to S’far, perhaps we could all use some basic knowledge on our own food preparation. It might be easier if we only had to keep tabs on the ingredients going to each weyr instead of every single meal.” She narrowed her eyes at the young man, realizing that she’d seen him around as more than just another rider. “You’re part of that apprenticeship program, aren’t you? How’s that going? You’re getting a crash-course right now, I bet.”
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Tiberuth very quickly agreed, He can demonstrate on my ledge, you would be welcome to join us there. K'dar let out a soft snort in amusement. "S'far also really enjoys camping, he probably knows a few recipes of his own. I've never tried to cook in my weyr, always over a campfire outside, but I'll try to set something up to show you a few things. We probably should not actually try to go camping while all of this is going on."

K'dar considered the idea of trying to encourage more people to cook and shrugged. "I'm not sure how well that would work on a large scale, but I'll talk to S'far about it and see what he thinks." Maybe it would help, he wasn't entirely sure, lately he'd been learning that there were so many factors to take into consideration when it came to these sorts decisions.

"Hm? Oh yes, I am in the apprenticeship program. And it's going well... or was. Things have been quite intense lately with everything going on, but on the bright side I've been learning quite a lot." He smiled, though the expression was weary. "I think I would have preferred it if there was less death involved in these particular learning opportunities though."

He eyed the bottle of rum again, wondering if he should give it another chance for a bit of that delightful buzz to help lighten the mood. It probably wasn't wise though, not when there was so much danger. S'far would have his hide if anything happened to a goldrider on his watch, especially if he was at all impaired. "I really hope things calm down and go back to normal soon." K'dar turned to Lassalla and smiled. "When it's all over and we catch whatever crazy asshole is doing this, how do you think you'll celebrate? I might actually go to a party."
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K’dar eyed the bottle, and she watched him carefully as he seemed to change his mind. Good man. She smiled at him, corking the thing and slipping in back into her satchel. Drinking alone was tolerable, and drinking with others was enjoyable, but being the only one drinking was a bit depressing. She was feeling melancholy enough, she didn’t want to add to it.

“For what it’s worth, I think you’re doing quite well with it. This isn’t an ideal way to learn to lead, but…” She shrugged and cocked her head to look at him better. “You seem to be taking initiative, keeping a level head. It’s good to see that.”

He talked about a party after catching whoever was behind it all, and she laughed. She hadn’t been to a party in Faranth knew how long. “A party sounds nice, actually.” She nodded, considering. The thought hadn’t really occurred to her. Her eyes narrowed as she considered the idea. “I…I just want to go somewhere. Anywhere but here. I’ve been cooped up in the Weyr so much, especially lately, I think I’d want to explore Pern a bit more, if I can. I’ve never been down to the Nerat peninsula, and I’ve heard it can be beautiful. Or maybe check out the other Weyrs not yet opened, get a feel for them, help get one running.”

The sun seemed to touch the lip of the Weyr wall, washing over Telgar and tinging everything in orange. Sitting up here, in her and Kirolan’s spot, being limited to the space inside these walls with all of the recent events, Lassalla couldn’t help but feel a bit stuck. Pern was growing around her, and she’d been so wrapped up in what was immediately in front of her that she’d missed much of it. Then once she was finally showing her face again, she gets knocked down by the recent events. A change of scenery may do her well, she thought. “Telgar’s been my home for much of my life, but maybe home could be somewhere else, eventually. Once all this blows over? Who knows.”
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"Thanks." K'dar smiled at the bit of praise, glad that his hard work was being noticed. Hopefully S'far noticed as well, but he wasn't about to pester the Weyrleader about his performance and feedback when there was still so much going on. For now he just wanted to do his best to get through this rather rough patch hopefully unscathed.

"Travelling huh? Hopefully S'far approves when the time comes. I know he's been very paranoid about losing more golds in general, but especially with between accidents." He couldn't imagine being cooped up himself, and Tiberuth would probably become irritable if they stopped doing their little adventures to find new fishing holes and scout areas. "I can understand the desire to see new places though. Tiberuth and I like to head out and explore and fish and camp. Lately we've been spending a lot of time around High Reaches, getting more familiar with the land. I'm hoping to be the one to open it one day."

K'dar cracked another knuckle as he considered his goals, he'd always known it would take time to get to, but with all of the deaths lately he wasn't sure if that would delay it even further. "Hopefully by the time I'm ready to take that on there will still be enough dragonriders left to open up a new Weyr at all." With a small laugh at his ego he added, "If I'm the one who gets to open it up at all. I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who wants to. Still, until something happens, that's what I want to do in the long run."
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She gave a wry chuckle. “We'll fly straight if we have to. Maybe get some camping in? Might not be a bad way to see Pern, provided we had an escort and S’far’s approval, of course.” The last bit was added as somewhat of an afterthought. A smile quirked up the corners of her mouth and she shrugged nonchalantly. “But then again, that might just be fanciful fellis dreams. We will do what we must, for Weyr and Pern.” As irritating as it was, it was understandable, and it was her and Neryseth’s duty to preserve themselves to preserve the dragons. But it didn’t keep her from imagining.

Opening a Weyr? That made a lot of sense, then…the leadership program, his keen interest in the goings-on and effort to make sure he was handling things as level-headed as possible. “Lofty goals.” Her voice delivered the appreciation she felt for what he hoped to achieve. Too many just seemed to simply drift about with no goal or purpose. Ambition was refreshing. “It’ll take time and a lot of hard work. Good on you for pushing toward that. I’m sure whoever is doing all of…” She waved vaguely about with one hand. “..this…I’m sure they’ll be caught long before they take out enough dragons to to fill a Weyr. You keep on that goal. Hopefully, once everything calms down, you’ll get there.”

If there was one thing about beautiful views, it was how at peace they could make a person feel, even when things were in absolute chaos. She couldn’t help feeling optimistic as the sun sank below the rim of the Weyr. She let the warmth fade from her face before climbing to her feet. “Well, Neryseth and I should probably head back to our weyr for the evening. Thanks for the chat. And for the company.”

K’dar was a decent sort. Hopefully they’d both make it through all of this insanity, she hoped to see where he’d go.

“I do plan to take you up on your offer of those camp recipes, too.”
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K'dar nodded. "I'm sure you'll easily be able to find an escort when you do manage to travel one day." Hopefully it would be sooner rather than later since that would mean things had calmed down enough that he'd be able to relax a bit and go on his own trips too. He gave Lassalla a small smile at the bit of encouragement she gave, glad to know that he had support from outside of his family and close friends too. "Thanks. I'm sure things will work out. And if they don't... well, I'll just have to figure that out when it happens."

He tilted his head up to watch as she stood and nod before brushing himself off and bouncing to his feet. "Well it was nice to watch the sun with you-" I'm sure the ladies could use an escort back to their weyr. And perhaps you could show one of your recipes. The one for rabbit perhaps where you shove the stick in it. K'dar raised an eyebrow at the interruption as he gave his dragon a curious look. He shrugged though and decided to play along. "Tiberuth and I could escort you back, and if you'd like I can show you one of my recipes. I'll just have to send someone to the kitchens for a rabbit and some other things."

The bronze stretched his wings as he stood, acting like nothing was out of the ordinary and he certainly hadn't planted that idea in his rider's head. K'dar tuned to Lassalla and added, "Though if you're busy it can wait. Just let me know whenever you want me to teach you some of my recipes. Just remember they're not all that impressive."
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She looked over at the relatively short distance to Neryseth’s ledge just across the Weyr. Was an escort really necessary for such a small trip?

I would appreciate the escort. And the continued company. The smell of rabbit cooking would not be awful. Just no fish. The gold blinked lazily at her rider from where she stood to stretch her wings and back.

Lassalla lifted an eyebrow at the gold, curious as always, as to her dragon’s sudden switch to finding sharing her ledge just fine. Oh? Particularly interested in our current companions?

Neryseth arched her neck elegantly, her somewhat overlarge head actually appearing dainty. Tiberuth amuses me. I find him interesting.

Lassalla had a thought that the gold might be eyeing up potential future mates, but it was no matter just yet. While she hadn’t had the inclination to Fly in turns, Lassalla remembered well enough from the last time that she’d have about a week of true proddiness to prepare herself. Let her dragon enjoy the company. The young man was good with conversation, and his dragon was polite. And any recipes he had were welcomed, indeed. She nodded to the bronzerider. “Sure, why not.” Her typical half-smile pulled at one corner of her mouth. “And rabbit sounds like a decent enough meal.”

With little fuss, she mounted up, waiting to check that K’dar and Tiberuth were similarly situated before giving her gold the cue to glide down to their ledge. Sliding down from the riding straps, she met her youngest daughters on the ledge with tight hugs before they politely but enthusiastically greeted the newcomer to the weyr. It didn’t take much convincing for them to want to play with the friends still left in crèche, and she invited K’dar to make a list of what he’d need from the kitchens to send with the girls on their way down.

“Welcome to my humble abode.” She spread her arms, encompassing the girls’ strewn playthings and the few dishes that remained in the tiny kitchen area, grimacing slightly at the small mess. “Make yourself at home. The kitchen, hearth, ledge, whatever you need, are yours as you need them. I’m all ears and willing to learn.” With an ‘oh well’ shrug, she started to gather the various things and put them away. “So, High Reaches? What’s the draw?”
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K'dar could feel how smug and pleased Tiberuth was by their escort offer being accepted. He didn't comment though, knowing how much the bronze enjoyed flirting with the ladies, especially the golds, and how his charm had yet to actually result in anything more than a new flight scar. You have such confidence in me, Tiberuth huffed with a mix of amusement and annoyance in his voice. K'dar reached down and pat his neck as he settled in for their very short escort flight. Don't be like that. I just figure it will happen when it happens and I'm not worried about it right now. Mhm.

Tiberuth settled down easily on the gold's ledge, waiting patiently for his rider to dismount before moving to keep Neryseth company while his rider was enthusiastically greeted by the smaller humans. K'dar gave them all smiles and warm greetings. "Cute kids," he commented after they'd run off with his list.

He shrugged as he looked around, not really bothered by the mess. "I can help clean if you want, though I think all I'll need is the hearth. I find it easier to cook over an open fire than with a stove. And as for High Reaches..." K'dar considered just telling her the real reason, that it was a hastily drawn up excuse to spend time with a friend without his family getting too nosy. But really, the goal had evolved to have a life of its own, so was that really the most honest answer anymore?

"A friend mentioned the old Weyr, and I got curious, decided to scout the area. I haven't been inside, it's still closed after all," and he knew better than to admit to casually trespassing, "but I have been around the mountains. I like the area, and the idea of being the one to open it just stuck with me."
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She shrugged off his offer to help clean, tossing the few items into a basket by the door to the sleeping area. “No need, but thanks. Just getting it out of the way. As long as stuff isn’t going to be tripped over, I don’t particularly care where it sits, if I’m being honest.” She laughed a little and shook her head. Soon enough, they may end up with their own weyrs to keep clean. They’ll learn.

She drifted around the weyr making sure things were at least semi-presentable before making her way into the small kitchen area. “There’s a flint by the hearth there, on the shelf.” She called as she rooted through the cupboard, emerging a few moments later with several small jars containing various spices. She passed them to K’dar, trying to remember the one time she’d been to High Reaches as a child. She remembered snowy mountains, dangerous looking peaks, looming clouds over the icy wastes to the north…

“It has a certain rugged beauty to it, for sure. I don’t remember much of it, but I do remember that.” She shrugged, offering her explanation. “I only ever saw the place once when visiting as a kid with my parents. We had relatives there.”

After passing the spices to where K’dar was making himself at home by the hearth, she fetched a bottle and a couple of glasses. Plopping herself on the couch, she poured some of the rich orange juice into both glasses before pulling the bottle of rum and setting on the table too, just off to the side, just in case K’dar wanted to try the spirit with juice.

“I wouldn’t mind visiting High Reaches again, once it opens. Seems alright. A bit cold, but…” She shrugged. “Warm furs and fireside conversation hold their own appeal.” Her thoughts were interrupted by one of the lower caverns staff arriving with the items on the list K’dar had sent down. Thanking them, she took the basket and started inspecting the ingredients.
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