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Re: And Humpty Dumpty Had a Great...Blast atten: ALL/Healers/guards

Laurie
 

Larsin tsked over Truenoth's face. It was raw from the head, and there were a couple of scratches. It was the heat that got the eyes. After rubbing a salve of numbweed and redwort over the worst of the burns on the face, he put out his hand to one of his staff. They'd brought armloads of gauze and a couple barrels of mild saline solution. He soaked gauze pads in the saline and carefully covered each eye with one and used a smaller, longer strip of gauze to tie them to Truenoth's head. He turned to N'shen.

"Either you, or one of my staff, needs to regularly check the eyepads. They mustn't go dry, and need to be changed every day. I believe that he will get his sight back, but we need to keep the eye wet. I think the tear-ducts were damaged, but I've seen this type of injury before and as long as they are kept quiet and moist, they should heal.

"Once a day we'll also do a chamomile compress on the eyes. Chamomile has healing properties, and has proven effective to help eye infections."  Then he turned to R'tal and Talith.  

"I'd like to do the same for Talith also."

On Sun, Aug 30, 2020 at 5:07 AM Laura Walker <shewhoguards@...> wrote:
R'tal sucked in a deep steadying breath, and another before he turned to the closest guard. "Anyone not here with us or the dragonhealers, get them out - or don't let them in," he directed sharply. Because the more people there were here, the more ears to hear bad news and they didn't need-- They couldn't keep blindness secret for long, but let it be for long enough that he and N'shen could fake calmness talking about it. "And get someone checking what the shards just happened -- might be it was  some fecking weird accident, but it might not be -- check it now."

Might not be. Understatement of the turn. Shards did that feel unlikely, but until you were sure the place was clear of anyone who didn't need to be here you watched your tongue.

On Sun, Aug 30, 2020 at 1:17 AM Kevin M <LrdSlvrhnd@...> wrote:


On Sat, Aug 29, 2020, 19:26 Aaron <cobalt.knight@...> wrote:
R'tal was barely behind N'shen, Shalia at his heels. The guards who might have stopped her waved her through at the implication she was with Weyrleader R'tal. No-one was going to stop him to ask, not at that point.

Instinct sent him straight to Talith. Humans; Larsin, N'shen, shells even a full quorum of Weyrleaders and Weyrwomen if they decided to come demand an explanation, they could all wait just now. They weren't important. The fact he could feel the pain pulsing on Talith's face, the fact he couldn't see through Talith's eyes when he tried to, those things were important. 

At N'shen insistence, Truenoth lowered his head very carefully to the ground for Larsin to inspect.

"Thank you, Master Larsin," said N'shen as he did his best to focus on the task at hand. One thing at a time.

"R'tal, are you OK?" he asked.

Shalia hesitated as R'tal entered the cavern, but not long enough for anybody to pull her off.  Once in, though, she stayed to the edges, well away from anything and everyone.  She couldn't helo looking at the eggs, or rather where they should be, but it was too dim and dusty to really see anything beyond vague shapes that really could have been anything. The Candidate turned her attention back to the Weyrleader - Weyrleaders, really - ready to leap towards either of their aid, biting her lip as she took things in.


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Blackadder: I mean, what about the people that do all the work?
Baldrick: The servants.
Blackadder: No, me; *I'm* the people who do all the work.


Re: And Humpty Dumpty Had a Great...Blast atten: ALL/Healers/guards

Laura Walker
 

R'tal sucked in a deep steadying breath, and another before he turned to the closest guard. "Anyone not here with us or the dragonhealers, get them out - or don't let them in," he directed sharply. Because the more people there were here, the more ears to hear bad news and they didn't need-- They couldn't keep blindness secret for long, but let it be for long enough that he and N'shen could fake calmness talking about it. "And get someone checking what the shards just happened -- might be it was  some fecking weird accident, but it might not be -- check it now."

Might not be. Understatement of the turn. Shards did that feel unlikely, but until you were sure the place was clear of anyone who didn't need to be here you watched your tongue.

On Sun, Aug 30, 2020 at 1:17 AM Kevin M <LrdSlvrhnd@...> wrote:


On Sat, Aug 29, 2020, 19:26 Aaron <cobalt.knight@...> wrote:
R'tal was barely behind N'shen, Shalia at his heels. The guards who might have stopped her waved her through at the implication she was with Weyrleader R'tal. No-one was going to stop him to ask, not at that point.

Instinct sent him straight to Talith. Humans; Larsin, N'shen, shells even a full quorum of Weyrleaders and Weyrwomen if they decided to come demand an explanation, they could all wait just now. They weren't important. The fact he could feel the pain pulsing on Talith's face, the fact he couldn't see through Talith's eyes when he tried to, those things were important. 

At N'shen insistence, Truenoth lowered his head very carefully to the ground for Larsin to inspect.

"Thank you, Master Larsin," said N'shen as he did his best to focus on the task at hand. One thing at a time.

"R'tal, are you OK?" he asked.

Shalia hesitated as R'tal entered the cavern, but not long enough for anybody to pull her off.  Once in, though, she stayed to the edges, well away from anything and everyone.  She couldn't helo looking at the eggs, or rather where they should be, but it was too dim and dusty to really see anything beyond vague shapes that really could have been anything. The Candidate turned her attention back to the Weyrleader - Weyrleaders, really - ready to leap towards either of their aid, biting her lip as she took things in.


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--

Blackadder: I mean, what about the people that do all the work?
Baldrick: The servants.
Blackadder: No, me; *I'm* the people who do all the work.


Re: Rally The Troops! ((Attn: K'el, Any Weyrlings))

 
Edited

K'el watched the others gather with a mixture of confusion and determination, Alberith's feelings stoking the embers of his own need to do something in a time of crisis. He was glad to see the arrival of the AWLMs and the Weyrlingmaster himself, at first uncertain precisely what they could do and relieved by their presence. N'kaer at his side drew his attention with a plan already formed to organize the chaos, to which K'el nodded his approval. "Agreed, let's give the task to those who are able," he gestured toward the eager dragons who awaited the chance to take on the unknown threat. "Form up by the doors; go in Weyrling pairs so no one dragon and man-- er, or woman - are left on guard alone." The young man wasn't accustomed to command, but he did his best to take control. 
 
Alberith felt buoyed by the arrival of his clutchmates and at least one from the older Weyrling class, gathering about himself a tiny army with which he would storm the gates. ((We shall make them pay! Prepare yourselves, the time has... come--)) He assured the dragons, sounding as if he were about to launch into a speech when suddenly he fell silent. Zerenth's words were wise; that he appealed to the little bronze's desire for leadership in granting him the task of comforting his siblings only reinforced how willing he was to obey the elder bronze. After a moment, he reared onto his short hind limbs and spread his wings as much as the surrounding stone walls would allow. ((My fellows, hear me! We must be ready to defend our Queens to the last! We shall start with the Barracks and safeguarding our kin. Mertrith! Tototh! You are with me. Quineth! Belleth! With Mandath to the rear doors! Tanith, see to our frightened siblings! Fear not, children.)) Alberith addressed dragonets his own age. ((We shall see to it that no intruder breaches this space!))

 

 


Re: And Humpty Dumpty Had a Great...Blast atten: ALL/Healers/guards

Kevin M
 



On Sat, Aug 29, 2020, 19:26 Aaron <cobalt.knight@...> wrote:
R'tal was barely behind N'shen, Shalia at his heels. The guards who might have stopped her waved her through at the implication she was with Weyrleader R'tal. No-one was going to stop him to ask, not at that point.

Instinct sent him straight to Talith. Humans; Larsin, N'shen, shells even a full quorum of Weyrleaders and Weyrwomen if they decided to come demand an explanation, they could all wait just now. They weren't important. The fact he could feel the pain pulsing on Talith's face, the fact he couldn't see through Talith's eyes when he tried to, those things were important. 

At N'shen insistence, Truenoth lowered his head very carefully to the ground for Larsin to inspect.

"Thank you, Master Larsin," said N'shen as he did his best to focus on the task at hand. One thing at a time.

"R'tal, are you OK?" he asked.

Shalia hesitated as R'tal entered the cavern, but not long enough for anybody to pull her off.  Once in, though, she stayed to the edges, well away from anything and everyone.  She couldn't helo looking at the eggs, or rather where they should be, but it was too dim and dusty to really see anything beyond vague shapes that really could have been anything. The Candidate turned her attention back to the Weyrleader - Weyrleaders, really - ready to leap towards either of their aid, biting her lip as she took things in.


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Re: And Humpty Dumpty Had a Great...Blast atten: ALL/Healers/guards

Aaron
 

R'tal was barely behind N'shen, Shalia at his heels. The guards who might have stopped her waved her through at the implication she was with Weyrleader R'tal. No-one was going to stop him to ask, not at that point.

Instinct sent him straight to Talith. Humans; Larsin, N'shen, shells even a full quorum of Weyrleaders and Weyrwomen if they decided to come demand an explanation, they could all wait just now. They weren't important. The fact he could feel the pain pulsing on Talith's face, the fact he couldn't see through Talith's eyes when he tried to, those things were important. 

At N'shen insistence, Truenoth lowered his head very carefully to the ground for Larsin to inspect.

"Thank you, Master Larsin," said N'shen as he did his best to focus on the task at hand. One thing at a time.

"R'tal, are you OK?" he asked.


Re: And the Sun Falls atten: Kassia/Kodah/Healer

Aaron
 

"Not too bad, but you mind if I clean that up and get a dressing on it?" Kassia was being taken care of right now, no point in letting other people walk around bleeding. Cremsden knelt to get a better look, reaching for his bag. "How are you feeling otherwise?"

"Physically? Fine. I didn't even notice before... kinda hurts now, though," Kodah admitted. "Dress it up fast, please; I don't want Kassia out of my sight if I can help it."


Re: Rally The Troops! ((Attn: K'el, Any Weyrlings))

Yvonne
 

"Healer's are caring for those hurt. What would be the best for all of you to do is keep calm and focus on your lessons, which I know will be hard, but has to be done."

He was not trying to sound harsh, and he made sure that his tone of voice was not as he spoke.




Re: A Queen's Panic and Heartbreak atten: Andronda/Foreth/ALL

Kate Polsom
 

Hasdatath keened, sorrow filling him, ((Foreth, I grieve with you.)) He had had a clutch with her before. A long time before.


Re: Rally The Troops! ((Attn: K'el, Any Weyrlings))

Kate Polsom
 

Tanith hissed when she felt her rider’s fear ((Who would attack a Hatching ground. How dare they!))

Yamsi had been jolted awake and being only 12 Turns old, it was quite scary. She had her arms wrapped around Tanith’s neck, “Do we do something?”


Re: Rally The Troops! ((Attn: K'el, Any Weyrlings))

Yvonne
 

"Someone tried, and failed,  in attacking the caverns." Was all F'gan said. "None of you are in any danger."


Re: Rally The Troops! ((Attn: K'el, Any Weyrlings))

Steelsilver
 

"What's going on? Are we under attack?!" T'elko blurted, terrified, arms around Merreath as if to shield his green from any danger. 

Merreath, for her part, hunkered low, made a whining sound, her eyes whirling gray and white. ((What is happening?!)) she appealed to Zerenth directly. ((Oh, please, tell us how to wish these terrible things away!)) 


Re: And the Sun Falls atten: Kassia/Kodah/Healer

Laura Walker
 

"Not too bad, but you mind if I clean that up and get a dressing on it?" Kassia was being taken care of right now, no point in letting other people walk around bleeding. Cremsden knelt to get a better look, reaching for his bag. "How are you feeling otherwise?"


On Sat, Aug 29, 2020 at 11:43 PM Aaron <cobalt.knight@...> wrote:
"You did great, you got her out, you can let us handle this bit now," Cremsden said reassuringly. "Let's just check you're all right now, yeah? You able to get your trousers down to show me where that blood's coming from or you want me to cut them off?"

"I can do it," said Kodah. No one had ever asked to cut his pants off before. He untied the trousers and gingerly pulled them down over the wound, not having any care for who might see. It was a flesh wound and just shallow enough to not need stitches. Probably.



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Re: And the Sun Falls atten: Kassia/Kodah/Healer

Aaron
 

"You did great, you got her out, you can let us handle this bit now," Cremsden said reassuringly. "Let's just check you're all right now, yeah? You able to get your trousers down to show me where that blood's coming from or you want me to cut them off?"

"I can do it," said Kodah. No one had ever asked to cut his pants off before. He untied the trousers and gingerly pulled them down over the wound, not having any care for who might see. It was a flesh wound and just shallow enough to not need stitches. Probably.


Re: And Humpty Dumpty Had a Great...Blast atten: ALL/Healers/guards

Laura Walker
 

R'tal was barely behind N'shen, Shalia at his heels. The guards who might have stopped her waved her through at the implication she was with Weyrleader R'tal. No-one was going to stop him to ask, not at that point.

Instinct sent him straight to Talith. Humans; Larsin, N'shen, shells even a full quorum of Weyrleaders and Weyrwomen if they decided to come demand an explanation, they could all wait just now. They weren't important. The fact he could feel the pain pulsing on Talith's face, the fact he couldn't see through Talith's eyes when he tried to, those things were important. 



On Sat, Aug 29, 2020 at 11:32 PM Laurie <Laurie.Lynne@...> wrote:
"M'gal and Ozayith are here to keep the eggs safe," Larsin said. "He's going to watch them to make sure nothing bad happens. Now, I need you to put your head on the ground so I can take care of you."

On Sat, Aug 29, 2020 at 3:44 PM Laura Walker <shewhoguards@...> wrote:
((Have to get the eggs safe.)) There was panic edging Talith's voice. ((It's too dark to move them properly, we have to move them before I can-- )) He shifted, turning his head, seeking light but unable to find it. (('tal's coming.))

On Sat, Aug 29, 2020 at 8:34 PM Laurie <Laurie.Lynne@...> wrote:
The explosion shook the Dragon Infirmary hard. Things fell off shelves, items went skittering across workspaces. Luckily no one was doing any major patching up of dragons at the moment.

Larsin jumped to his feet. Dragons. He could hear the cries outside, and Lacinda told him that something happened on the Hatching grounds. He grabbed up one of the larger med-bags they put together every day and went running out of the Infirmary, to the Hatching grounds, calling for any of his apprentices or journeymen he had. 

The devastation was horrific. Foreth looked fine--though he thought she looked a little charred. The eggs mostly seemed fine, until Foreth stepped on one. He winced. She was going to be inconsolable.

The sires, though. The way they were looking around didn't look right.

"Talith. Truenoth," he barked, knowing they probably had a hard time hearing him with the explosion affecting their hearing. "Lacinda, talk to them."

The green wher had followed him into the Grounds. ~~'lith, 'noth, hurt? 'sin's here to help.~~ She looked over at Foreth. ~~'RETH, NO MOVE! EGG!~~ It was amazing what she could see through the dust, but with the Grounds being slightly darker, even if it were a rock and not an egg, it would spare Foreth pain of one type or another.

On Sat, Aug 29, 2020 at 2:58 PM sailyn2 <empressoftheworld@...> wrote:

Things were never entirely quiet around Arolos. Whether it was political issues between having two Weyrleaders, wine being taken away after parties, attacks at the Gather, heat waves, or monsoons, the last few months had been no different. That said, the last sevenday or so had been nice and quiet. With Kassia growing noticeably pregnant while dealing with Foreth sitting on her own eggs, including two gold eggs, Kassia was glad for the reprieve.


It was that point on in the day where the sun was very low in the sky, barely visible and offering meager light. Foreth was in the Caverns, as always, curled around her eggs with the twin golds holding the majority of her attention. Truenoth and Talith were tucked inside with her but close to the entrance. Kassia was just finishing her paperwork for the day. She stood and stretched. 


“I’m going to be in the temporary weyr for a few minutes, love,” Kassia called to her lifemate before turning to head into the weyr which had been enlargened since she’d first started inhabiting the Caverns with Foreth. 


Kassia stepped inside and reached for her carafe of juice.


Suddenly everything went dark and she was flying across the room. A large boom ripped through the weyr. She screamed as she hid the door and everything went black.


The big dragons guarding the place were going to keep him out with all that flailing they were doing, but Kodah was going to get inside to Kassia if it killed him. He had not let a single soul inside, not but those who were allowed, and he knew his colleagues had not, either. Had something burst beneath the Caverns? He could not say.


And he very nearly went flying at the swipe of the bronze one's tail, but he managed to dive out of the way just in time.


"Kassia!" he called as he scrambled back to his feet.


N'shen's head immediately whipped toward the Hatching Cavern, and he instinctively pressed the palms of his hands to his eyes.


[[What happened!?]] he demanded of the screaming voice in his head.


((A blast! I cannot see! You must come now, we must save my children!)) Truenoth demanded. N'shen was on his feet and running in a moment, but his shoulder glanced off the frame of his door as he ran. He cursed and gathered himself together again and resumed his dash toward the Hatching Grounds.


Talith was up and snarling at hidden dangers in the sudden blackness, bewildered but ready to guard his eggs. ((Truenoth! Something attacks!)) he warned. He couldn’t imagine what, but he had felt the scorch of heat against his hide before darkness had fallen, could feel the burn now. He heaved himself up and staggered a few wobbly feet, tripping on the bronze’s tail. ((Dragon attacks!)) he said alarmed, feeling the hide. ((Be wary!))


It had been a perfectly normal conversation. Calm small talk, the kind normal people had when out for a walk. 


Normal people didn’t feel the world explode in their heads though. R’tal didn’t even stop to ask what had happened, just went white and turned, breaking into a run.


Between the initial blast and Kassia going black confusion had fallen over Foreth for a moment. Something had gone wrong, she knew that much. Her butt and tail burned. Smoke concentrated near the wall and the Stands and was spreading.


((Mine...Mine...Mine...!)) Each word was more and more panicked sounding as she probed at her lifemate’s mind even as twin instincts to protect her lifemate and her clutch warred at her. 


Back in the temporary weyr, Kassia started to rouse. The world was still dark with the little light coming through the windows into the Caverns from the temporary weyr being covered in smoke. She could barely breathe through the smoke. Coughing, she tried to roll onto her hands and knees and screamed and nearly passed out again as she leaned weight on her arm.


((MINE!)) The pair might fight, but when it came to it Kassia was her lifemate and she’d kill anyone that tried to hurt her. ((NO ONE HURTS MINE AND MY EGGS!))


Her eyes rolled red-orange as fury rushed through her. She half opened her wings, smacking into the sides of the Caverns and at least one of the other dragons and then whirled toward the temporary weyr. Unfortunately her attention was more on getting to her lifemate in that moment and not for the eggs at the edges of the clutch. 


"Foreth!" Kodah called. "FORETH!" He had no intention of letting the gold tear him apart without realizing who he was if he tried to get to Kassia without her permission. "It's me, Kassia's guard. Let me get to her!"


Sniffit bounded in behind Kodah but did not advance any further than he did. He echoed Kodah's sentiments to her as best he could.


There were a few sickening crunches that Foreth would regret later. For now she had her goal and went for it singlemindedly. She reached the edge of the Stands as Kodah did and pulled back a paw, ready to take out the threat.


Kassia had heard Kodah’s cry and even as she struggled to get closer to the door, she threw her will at the gold just before the deadly claws could come down. ((DON’T HURT HIM! Let him SAVE ME!))


Foreth hesitated, shaking her head hard.


((Make him get me out,)) Kassia added, struggling to think through the pain and the smoke.


Foreth lowered her paw and to Kodah she said, ((SAVE MINE! You hurt her more, and I’ll eat you.))


Kodah might have had something clever to say if he had a few minutes to ponder it, but as it was, he was too focused on his job to think of it.


[[Sniffit, rescue!]] he sent with images of the wher clearing the rubble. The pair rushed in and quickly but carefully got to work lifting the fallen debris to reach Kassia.


"I'm coming, Kassia!" he called. "Can you hear me?"


The sound of Kodah’s voice came in through the door. Kassia lifted her head and groaned as even that shifted her on her arm. “I’m in here!” she called as loud as she could manage and then dissolved into coughing.


Sniffit rushed in through the door, staying low to the ground and searching for Kassia by scent – the wher had hers committed to memory, of course. When he reached her, he crooned to her and sent what he saw back to Kodah, who followed him in.


Kassia sagged back to the ground with relief as the sight of her wher an guard saviors appeared in the dark weyr. “Hel...help...” she gasped between coughs. “Hit...my head...arm...broken...I think...”


((HURRY!)) Foreth snapped in his head.


Kodah very carefully lifted Kassia, supporting her as best he could without hurting her arm any worse than it was.


"You're going to be OK," he said. "Stay with me."


**Big bronze, stop screech, get Healer!** Sniffit chastised Truenoth, and a few moments later, the bronze was wailing in Elphith's head, demanding that her rider send all of the Healers she had.


For a moment, Truenoth was worried she had heard, send a lot of Healers, so he made sure she understood – send all the Healers she had.  


And Talith was shouting a similar message to K’ren; send help, send Healers, send EVERYONE. And that seemed a good idea for a moment, so much so that he turned up the ‘volume’ on that message, projecting it to other dragons.


((THE EGGS ARE BEING ATTACKED. YOU AND YOUR RIDERS SHOULD COME AND GUARD THEM. NOW.)) It didn’t carry the weight of a gold’s command, but Talith wasn’t usually a dragon to panic at the drop of a hat and there was enough alarm in that statement to garner attention.


That done, he dropped his head back onto his fore-legs, exhausted for a moment. His entire face felt like it was throbbing, and it was still so very dark.



--

Blackadder: I mean, what about the people that do all the work?
Baldrick: The servants.
Blackadder: No, me; *I'm* the people who do all the work.



--

Blackadder: I mean, what about the people that do all the work?
Baldrick: The servants.
Blackadder: No, me; *I'm* the people who do all the work.


Re: Sooo did you just not like me? {M'gil, T'rif}

Kouga
 

Did someone somehow start saying how much he loved finding out about his daughters and put this young man up to it? But no, the name sounded familiar and he hoped that no one would just make up a connection to him. It wasn't out of the realm of possibility, but he really hoped this man was there in earnest.
"I...had no idea you existed," T'rif said, still a bit stunned at the
prospect of yet another child from his past. "It would have been from
a flight. That doesn't mean that I don't welcome you into my life or
that you're worth any less. I just didn't know." <<

M'gil couldn't help a frown at the words, he heard them, but they
didn't make sense. No surely she would have sent word to him, right?
He opened his mouth to offer a reply, but shut it again before
anything came out. "I'm sorry. I thought you knew and just didn't care
or something." he offered after a moment "I think I need to send her a
message."

He nodded mentally at the thought and taking in the rest of the words
"Would be the best thought yes, but she would never have admitted to
something like that when I was that young I don't think. I hope I can
say the same, but it has been a long couple of turns, especially the
last sevenday." He offered suddenly tired the energy that had at
gotten him here run out and for once glad for Tulioth offering his
mental support. He might somewhat resent what Tulioth brought to him,
but the support, the everlasting support was something he did try to
work for at least on most days naely the days they weren't ignoring or
yelling at each other.

*Kouga*

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Re: I've Got To Help, Blast It (Attn: M'gal/Ozayith, Foreth / Truenoth / Talith

Laurie
 

Oh, good, the DragonHealer had arrived and was ministering to the two sires. {{Foreth, how's Kassia? And how are you doing? Do I need to bring the Healer to you? He's taking care of Truenoth and Talith right now,}} Ozayith said, gently moving eggs to the edges of the Sands. If they were at the edge, they shouldn't get stepped on. He allowed Truenoth--Talith, too--to watch what he was doing so they'd know he was being as careful as possible.

On Sat, Aug 29, 2020 at 3:40 PM sailyn2 <empressoftheworld@...> wrote:
The Caverns were now as full as they could possibly be. How more eggs weren't destroyed was anyone's guess. Foreth was still screaming her heart out, but she didn't end up hitting the other bronze.


Re: Rally The Troops! ((Attn: K'el, Any Weyrlings))

Yvonne
 

Seeing the newest arrival come bursting through the door like her behind was on fire, F’gan said softly "Take a deep breath."

Blue eyes locked on hers as he spoke.


Re: And Humpty Dumpty Had a Great...Blast atten: ALL/Healers/guards

Laurie
 

"M'gal and Ozayith are here to keep the eggs safe," Larsin said. "He's going to watch them to make sure nothing bad happens. Now, I need you to put your head on the ground so I can take care of you."


On Sat, Aug 29, 2020 at 3:44 PM Laura Walker <shewhoguards@...> wrote:
((Have to get the eggs safe.)) There was panic edging Talith's voice. ((It's too dark to move them properly, we have to move them before I can-- )) He shifted, turning his head, seeking light but unable to find it. (('tal's coming.))

On Sat, Aug 29, 2020 at 8:34 PM Laurie <Laurie.Lynne@...> wrote:
The explosion shook the Dragon Infirmary hard. Things fell off shelves, items went skittering across workspaces. Luckily no one was doing any major patching up of dragons at the moment.

Larsin jumped to his feet. Dragons. He could hear the cries outside, and Lacinda told him that something happened on the Hatching grounds. He grabbed up one of the larger med-bags they put together every day and went running out of the Infirmary, to the Hatching grounds, calling for any of his apprentices or journeymen he had. 

The devastation was horrific. Foreth looked fine--though he thought she looked a little charred. The eggs mostly seemed fine, until Foreth stepped on one. He winced. She was going to be inconsolable.

The sires, though. The way they were looking around didn't look right.

"Talith. Truenoth," he barked, knowing they probably had a hard time hearing him with the explosion affecting their hearing. "Lacinda, talk to them."

The green wher had followed him into the Grounds. ~~'lith, 'noth, hurt? 'sin's here to help.~~ She looked over at Foreth. ~~'RETH, NO MOVE! EGG!~~ It was amazing what she could see through the dust, but with the Grounds being slightly darker, even if it were a rock and not an egg, it would spare Foreth pain of one type or another.

On Sat, Aug 29, 2020 at 2:58 PM sailyn2 <empressoftheworld@...> wrote:

Things were never entirely quiet around Arolos. Whether it was political issues between having two Weyrleaders, wine being taken away after parties, attacks at the Gather, heat waves, or monsoons, the last few months had been no different. That said, the last sevenday or so had been nice and quiet. With Kassia growing noticeably pregnant while dealing with Foreth sitting on her own eggs, including two gold eggs, Kassia was glad for the reprieve.


It was that point on in the day where the sun was very low in the sky, barely visible and offering meager light. Foreth was in the Caverns, as always, curled around her eggs with the twin golds holding the majority of her attention. Truenoth and Talith were tucked inside with her but close to the entrance. Kassia was just finishing her paperwork for the day. She stood and stretched. 


“I’m going to be in the temporary weyr for a few minutes, love,” Kassia called to her lifemate before turning to head into the weyr which had been enlargened since she’d first started inhabiting the Caverns with Foreth. 


Kassia stepped inside and reached for her carafe of juice.


Suddenly everything went dark and she was flying across the room. A large boom ripped through the weyr. She screamed as she hid the door and everything went black.


The big dragons guarding the place were going to keep him out with all that flailing they were doing, but Kodah was going to get inside to Kassia if it killed him. He had not let a single soul inside, not but those who were allowed, and he knew his colleagues had not, either. Had something burst beneath the Caverns? He could not say.


And he very nearly went flying at the swipe of the bronze one's tail, but he managed to dive out of the way just in time.


"Kassia!" he called as he scrambled back to his feet.


N'shen's head immediately whipped toward the Hatching Cavern, and he instinctively pressed the palms of his hands to his eyes.


[[What happened!?]] he demanded of the screaming voice in his head.


((A blast! I cannot see! You must come now, we must save my children!)) Truenoth demanded. N'shen was on his feet and running in a moment, but his shoulder glanced off the frame of his door as he ran. He cursed and gathered himself together again and resumed his dash toward the Hatching Grounds.


Talith was up and snarling at hidden dangers in the sudden blackness, bewildered but ready to guard his eggs. ((Truenoth! Something attacks!)) he warned. He couldn’t imagine what, but he had felt the scorch of heat against his hide before darkness had fallen, could feel the burn now. He heaved himself up and staggered a few wobbly feet, tripping on the bronze’s tail. ((Dragon attacks!)) he said alarmed, feeling the hide. ((Be wary!))


It had been a perfectly normal conversation. Calm small talk, the kind normal people had when out for a walk. 


Normal people didn’t feel the world explode in their heads though. R’tal didn’t even stop to ask what had happened, just went white and turned, breaking into a run.


Between the initial blast and Kassia going black confusion had fallen over Foreth for a moment. Something had gone wrong, she knew that much. Her butt and tail burned. Smoke concentrated near the wall and the Stands and was spreading.


((Mine...Mine...Mine...!)) Each word was more and more panicked sounding as she probed at her lifemate’s mind even as twin instincts to protect her lifemate and her clutch warred at her. 


Back in the temporary weyr, Kassia started to rouse. The world was still dark with the little light coming through the windows into the Caverns from the temporary weyr being covered in smoke. She could barely breathe through the smoke. Coughing, she tried to roll onto her hands and knees and screamed and nearly passed out again as she leaned weight on her arm.


((MINE!)) The pair might fight, but when it came to it Kassia was her lifemate and she’d kill anyone that tried to hurt her. ((NO ONE HURTS MINE AND MY EGGS!))


Her eyes rolled red-orange as fury rushed through her. She half opened her wings, smacking into the sides of the Caverns and at least one of the other dragons and then whirled toward the temporary weyr. Unfortunately her attention was more on getting to her lifemate in that moment and not for the eggs at the edges of the clutch. 


"Foreth!" Kodah called. "FORETH!" He had no intention of letting the gold tear him apart without realizing who he was if he tried to get to Kassia without her permission. "It's me, Kassia's guard. Let me get to her!"


Sniffit bounded in behind Kodah but did not advance any further than he did. He echoed Kodah's sentiments to her as best he could.


There were a few sickening crunches that Foreth would regret later. For now she had her goal and went for it singlemindedly. She reached the edge of the Stands as Kodah did and pulled back a paw, ready to take out the threat.


Kassia had heard Kodah’s cry and even as she struggled to get closer to the door, she threw her will at the gold just before the deadly claws could come down. ((DON’T HURT HIM! Let him SAVE ME!))


Foreth hesitated, shaking her head hard.


((Make him get me out,)) Kassia added, struggling to think through the pain and the smoke.


Foreth lowered her paw and to Kodah she said, ((SAVE MINE! You hurt her more, and I’ll eat you.))


Kodah might have had something clever to say if he had a few minutes to ponder it, but as it was, he was too focused on his job to think of it.


[[Sniffit, rescue!]] he sent with images of the wher clearing the rubble. The pair rushed in and quickly but carefully got to work lifting the fallen debris to reach Kassia.


"I'm coming, Kassia!" he called. "Can you hear me?"


The sound of Kodah’s voice came in through the door. Kassia lifted her head and groaned as even that shifted her on her arm. “I’m in here!” she called as loud as she could manage and then dissolved into coughing.


Sniffit rushed in through the door, staying low to the ground and searching for Kassia by scent – the wher had hers committed to memory, of course. When he reached her, he crooned to her and sent what he saw back to Kodah, who followed him in.


Kassia sagged back to the ground with relief as the sight of her wher an guard saviors appeared in the dark weyr. “Hel...help...” she gasped between coughs. “Hit...my head...arm...broken...I think...”


((HURRY!)) Foreth snapped in his head.


Kodah very carefully lifted Kassia, supporting her as best he could without hurting her arm any worse than it was.


"You're going to be OK," he said. "Stay with me."


**Big bronze, stop screech, get Healer!** Sniffit chastised Truenoth, and a few moments later, the bronze was wailing in Elphith's head, demanding that her rider send all of the Healers she had.


For a moment, Truenoth was worried she had heard, send a lot of Healers, so he made sure she understood – send all the Healers she had.  


And Talith was shouting a similar message to K’ren; send help, send Healers, send EVERYONE. And that seemed a good idea for a moment, so much so that he turned up the ‘volume’ on that message, projecting it to other dragons.


((THE EGGS ARE BEING ATTACKED. YOU AND YOUR RIDERS SHOULD COME AND GUARD THEM. NOW.)) It didn’t carry the weight of a gold’s command, but Talith wasn’t usually a dragon to panic at the drop of a hat and there was enough alarm in that statement to garner attention.


That done, he dropped his head back onto his fore-legs, exhausted for a moment. His entire face felt like it was throbbing, and it was still so very dark.



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Blackadder: I mean, what about the people that do all the work?
Baldrick: The servants.
Blackadder: No, me; *I'm* the people who do all the work.


Re: And Humpty Dumpty Had a Great...Blast atten: ALL/Healers/guards

Laurie
 

"Thank you for talking to me, Truenoth," Larsin said. He had seen the muscles in the bronze dragon tense when Lacinda had spoken to him, and knew that her talking annoyed him. "Lacinda's just trying to help. Put your head down here--oh, thank Faranth you're here, N'shon," Larsin turned to the bronzerider. 

"I need Truenoth and Talith to put their heads down so I can see them. I suspect the flash from the light temporarily blinded them, but I'm not sure how temporary. But their faces need bandaging also, and I want to disinfect them first."  He wrote some instructions on a piece of hide and gave it to his flit, Sambert. "Take this to the infirmary and give it to whoever's there. It's stuff we need." He spoke the last part to empty air. Sambert had already left.

On Sat, Aug 29, 2020 at 3:43 PM Aaron <cobalt.knight@...> wrote:
The green wher had followed him into the Grounds. ~~'lith, 'noth, hurt? 'sin's here to help.~~ She looked over at Foreth. ~~'RETH, NO MOVE! EGG!~~ It was amazing what she could see through the dust, but with the Grounds being slightly darker, even if it were a rock and not an egg, it would spare Foreth pain of one type or another.

Truenoth growled in annoyance at the wher – another wher telling him what to do! – but he did his best to force himself to calm. He had to focus if he was going to save Foreth and the eggs.

He spoke to Larsin,

((There was a great flash. A loud bang. I cannot see. I fear Talith cannot, either. Foreth is beyond hearing any of us. You must keep the Weyrwoman with us. N'shen arrives.))

"Master Larsin!" N'shen shouted. He was out of breath, having sprinted all the way there. "You heard Truenoth? I... I was here just an hour ago, I didn't... I didn't think... If I had been here, I..."

((If you had been here, you would be hurt or dead,)) Truenoth snapped. ((Help the Dragonhealer now. The Weyrwoman's Guard shouted at Foreth not long ago. Either Foreth smashed him, or he works to pull her free.)) The bronze was still unaware that Kodah had already delivered her to a healer.


Re: Rally The Troops! ((Attn: K'el, Any Weyrlings))

Jenna Cunningham
 

Sidyal had been held back doing more Between visualization exercises with Belleth when the Weyr shook. Her green lurched upright immediately, trumpeting her alarm and excitement, and forgot all about the static scene she was supposed to be passing back and forth to Sidyal: <<The eggs are in trouble! They are being attacked by evil doers!>>
 
"What?" Sidyal blurted aloud, eyes widening in alarm.
 
<<The heroic Alberith has called everyone together, just like in the stories! He's going to rescue the eggs and drive off the invaders!>>
 
"The who?" Sidyal asked again, feeling her alarm grow. The 'heroic'? When had she paid so much attention to any of the bronzes before, anyway? Was that - 
 
Wait. Wait, wait, wait.
 
They were under attack?
 
Sidyal, with Belleth following behind her, ran from the study room, bursting into the common area.
 
"What's going on?!"
 
Oh, thank Faranth, the Weyrlingmaster was here.

<<We will join Alberith. He is the hero, but the hero needs a party of loyal adventurers to help him save the day!>>

"Absolutely not."

For once, she managed to exert some control over her moon-eyed green.

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