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(Frost Fayre) Baby It's Cold Outside (And I Can't See) (atten: any)

Steelsilver
 

Prompt: No-one warns you about snow blindness! After looking too long at the snow you get a headache and either very blurry vision or complete blindness. It's temporary but scary!

Snow was fun, if cold, I'des had decided shortly after arriving. He'd ferried a few people, even bought a bit of hot food to savor as he wandered between the stalls and soothed his dragon's grump at the cold. Except now his vision had gone blurry, and despite rubbing at his eyes, had faded until all he could see was the dark. 

((Mine! Stay there!)) Sunstreath ordered. ((Someone, Mine cannot see! Help him!)) 


Re: I'm ordering you on a date...er rest ((WLM Ko'ssen, JM Hlr Vivaeldi))

TrueTricia
 

"They weren't the only ones.  I'm afraid I wasn't much better, and neither were the other healers.  Especially with odd shifts, klah was so critical in helping to wake up.  Since I specialize in trauma care, I tend to have shifts that match Threadfall, so they vary considerably from one sevenday to the next.  It doesn't make for good sleep habits, I'm afraid."  She gave a small sigh.  "I guess we must get used to just the teas for now, though I do hope some of the Craftsmasters have been working on a solution.  I can't help but hope that somewhere there's still some trees left."

She was about to respond to him when the kettle whistled, and so she waited.  When he returned, setting the tray down, she gave a small nodd of approval at his setup.  "Quite the host, aren't you?" she remarked.  He and V'ler would probably get along, although they were quite different at first glance.  But like Ko'ssen, V'ler tended to be a very considerate and thoughtful host.  She selected her tea, adding cream to it, before leaning back.

"Well, I'll make sure you get invited to the next one, although they aren't as often here as they were in Igen.  But we'd been there for so long, so it was easier; here, the few that he's thrown have been much smaller, intimate gatherings.  And now that V'ler's a wingsecond as well, he doesn't have quite as much time as he used to."  When they were still at Igen, V'ler had also invited their old wing and Clutchmates to the parties.  It had been a way to help ensure that Viv still felt a part of the old friendships and bonds from before her injuries that limited her Threadfighting.  Here, that wasn't possible, and she had formed few bonds outside of her healer duties, even if some of them transcended patient/healer.  

"Before the Hatching?  That was what, four, five months ago now?" she made a small noise of reproach.  "You do no one any good running yourself to the bone, Ko'ssen," she said softly.    




On Sun, Jan 3, 2021 at 11:09 PM Rosiegirl <rosiegirl872@...> wrote:
Nodding his head at her drink request, Ko'ssen moved toward the stove and in a series of movements that showed his efficiency with the small stove and that he'd taken advantage of it's proximity quite often to make drinks the WLM set water to boil  and prepared his drink tray to serve them both tea. As he moved, he listened to her bemoan the lack of klah and couldn't help agreeing with "Yes, those morning benefits...oh shells, I remember how hard it was to rouse myself without klah that first week...and not just me, but the weyrlings too...they were acting like it ran through their veins the way they complained over it being gone!"

As she compared the both of them being similar, Ko'ssen took a moment to glance over at her, his hands still moving to get tea ready. But as she finished and chuckled the only thing left to do was to wait on the water to heat up, so he walked over to sit in one of the chairs opposite the couch, leaving the couch where she'd been sitting already for her to take a seat again. As he sat Ko'ssen said "I don't believe I've been to one of his parties yet." He didn't want to admit that not only that, but he must have had his head buried in hides because he'd not even *heard* of these parties. 

When she called him out on his excuse, hitting the nail totally on the head, Ko'ssen couldn't help the slight embarrassed look that crossed his face as he leaned back and crossed his leg, looking at her. Smiling back at her, Ko'ssen confirmed her thoughts with "Well, that 'some time ago'...just might have been a bit before the Hatching..." 

Before he could continue though, the whistle on the pot started, signifying the water was ready. So the WLM gracefully rose from his chair to retrieve the pot, pour them 2 cups of steaming water, put them on the tray, and bring it over. Placing the tray down on the table between the couch and the chairs, the tray held their mugs of water, several different types of tea, and several different potential things to add to the tea (cinnamon, cream, mint, syrup, etc.), each thing in their own little small jars.

He made himself comfortable in the chair again and waved his hand at the tray saying with a smile "Ladies first."

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On Sun, Jan 3, 2021 at 9:11 PM TrueTricia <tricia.nicewicz@...> wrote:
Vivaeldi inclined her head at his offer.  "Tea, please.  I still can't believe that there's no more klah at the moment.  It had medical uses, above and beyond the obvious morning benefits."  She watched him, as he went to warm the water.  "We are alike, you and I.  My brother usually has to make me take days off or relax.  He jokes that the only reason he throws his infamous parties is for my benefit."  She chuckled lightly.  

She had no doubt that Ko'ssen hadn't been taking time for himself.  They were much alike in that way.  Not to mention, Ko'ssen was new at his job, and was contending with double golds.  It was more likely than not that he was throwing himself into his work with little thought for himself.  But the truth was running yourself raw was not good for anyone, as she herself knew all to well.  

"I know that excuse well.  'Some time ago' is translation for 'it's been awhile.'  I've used that before as well..." she smiled.  


Re: I'm ordering you on a date...er rest ((WLM Ko'ssen, JM Hlr Vivaeldi))

Rosiegirl
 

Nodding his head at her drink request, Ko'ssen moved toward the stove and in a series of movements that showed his efficiency with the small stove and that he'd taken advantage of it's proximity quite often to make drinks the WLM set water to boil  and prepared his drink tray to serve them both tea. As he moved, he listened to her bemoan the lack of klah and couldn't help agreeing with "Yes, those morning benefits...oh shells, I remember how hard it was to rouse myself without klah that first week...and not just me, but the weyrlings too...they were acting like it ran through their veins the way they complained over it being gone!"

As she compared the both of them being similar, Ko'ssen took a moment to glance over at her, his hands still moving to get tea ready. But as she finished and chuckled the only thing left to do was to wait on the water to heat up, so he walked over to sit in one of the chairs opposite the couch, leaving the couch where she'd been sitting already for her to take a seat again. As he sat Ko'ssen said "I don't believe I've been to one of his parties yet." He didn't want to admit that not only that, but he must have had his head buried in hides because he'd not even *heard* of these parties. 

When she called him out on his excuse, hitting the nail totally on the head, Ko'ssen couldn't help the slight embarrassed look that crossed his face as he leaned back and crossed his leg, looking at her. Smiling back at her, Ko'ssen confirmed her thoughts with "Well, that 'some time ago'...just might have been a bit before the Hatching..." 

Before he could continue though, the whistle on the pot started, signifying the water was ready. So the WLM gracefully rose from his chair to retrieve the pot, pour them 2 cups of steaming water, put them on the tray, and bring it over. Placing the tray down on the table between the couch and the chairs, the tray held their mugs of water, several different types of tea, and several different potential things to add to the tea (cinnamon, cream, mint, syrup, etc.), each thing in their own little small jars.

He made himself comfortable in the chair again and waved his hand at the tray saying with a smile "Ladies first."

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On Sun, Jan 3, 2021 at 9:11 PM TrueTricia <tricia.nicewicz@...> wrote:
Vivaeldi inclined her head at his offer.  "Tea, please.  I still can't believe that there's no more klah at the moment.  It had medical uses, above and beyond the obvious morning benefits."  She watched him, as he went to warm the water.  "We are alike, you and I.  My brother usually has to make me take days off or relax.  He jokes that the only reason he throws his infamous parties is for my benefit."  She chuckled lightly.  

She had no doubt that Ko'ssen hadn't been taking time for himself.  They were much alike in that way.  Not to mention, Ko'ssen was new at his job, and was contending with double golds.  It was more likely than not that he was throwing himself into his work with little thought for himself.  But the truth was running yourself raw was not good for anyone, as she herself knew all to well.  

"I know that excuse well.  'Some time ago' is translation for 'it's been awhile.'  I've used that before as well..." she smiled.  


Let's Have Some Fun (Frost Fayre)(Elowyn/NPC Lisilia)

TrueTricia
 

A couple days before the Frost Fayre was scheduled to begin, a firelizard appeared with a note attached, and circled until it found Elowyn.  It delivered the note patiently, before departing quickly.  

  "Come up to the Fayre and let's have some fun! If you need a ride, make my brother take you. Don't take no for an answer. Loads of news to catch up on... -- Lis"


Re: I'm ordering you on a date...er rest ((WLM Ko'ssen, JM Hlr Vivaeldi))

TrueTricia
 

Vivaeldi inclined her head at his offer.  "Tea, please.  I still can't believe that there's no more klah at the moment.  It had medical uses, above and beyond the obvious morning benefits."  She watched him, as he went to warm the water.  "We are alike, you and I.  My brother usually has to make me take days off or relax.  He jokes that the only reason he throws his infamous parties is for my benefit."  She chuckled lightly.  

She had no doubt that Ko'ssen hadn't been taking time for himself.  They were much alike in that way.  Not to mention, Ko'ssen was new at his job, and was contending with double golds.  It was more likely than not that he was throwing himself into his work with little thought for himself.  But the truth was running yourself raw was not good for anyone, as she herself knew all to well.  

"I know that excuse well.  'Some time ago' is translation for 'it's been awhile.'  I've used that before as well..." she smiled.  


Re: (Frost Fayre) A pair of snow bunnies Att: Aster/Gayatri

Amy Frazey
 

Gayatri had just barely seen her one passenger off, and had turned to head for the shopping booths to find a hood or warm hat -amid Edyth's mutters about the cold- when suddenly, someone came sliding into her. She bobbled and almost lost her own footing, but somehow managed to stay upright, mostly with the other person's help. "No worries. You've got some slick moves there."


(Frost Fayre) A pair of snow bunnies Att: Aster/Gayatri

Jerzy Tobin
 

The prospect of a winter gather had both Aster and Sunwuth feeling
excited and energetic. It wasn't that they hadn't ever seen snow
before; there had been Betweening lessons to the North, after all, and
even in the South snow could gather on mountain peaks that were high
enough, but they'd never actually really experienced *playing* in it.
Neither one of them had wanted to miss the opportunity.

So when the morning of the first day of the Frost Fayre had finally
arrived, Aster had dressed in his warmest clothes - silently wondering
if they'd be warm *enough* - and with a hop Between, the pair was
above High Reaches with several other dragons, all looking for a place
to land. Sunwuth found a spot next to a pretty little green, whose
own rider and a single passenger were dismounting. Careful not to
kick up too much snow onto the humans, Sunwuth landed and settled down
into the snow so that Aster could slide off of his neck. Aster did
so, but when hit feet hit the ground they seemed to find a patch of
ice instead of snow, sending him sliding into the greenrider!

"Whoops!" Aster exclaimed, managing to find enough balance to keep
both of them from toppling over, though not without a bit of
accidental manhandling. "Sorry about that!"

--
"Life is NOT a journey to the grave with the goal of arriving safely
in a prettily preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways in a
shower of gravel and party shards, thoroughly used, utterly exhausted,
and loudly proclaiming: "F*** ME, that Rocked!!" -unknown

Whizzy: Jerzy
Aim: Yue146


Support and recovery (attn: Insera/Wher Hall)

Amy Frazey
 

(OOC- dated to a fortnight before the Frost Fayre)

Zy'fen headed out of his weyr that day with his head full of an idea he'd been toying with for the past sevenday or so. He knew he would never be back to 100%, and even accepted that fact on most days, with the rare exception of days when he felt generally useless. Despite Nerenth's unfailing optimism, there were still days like that.

But now Zy'fen had an idea that might be of great help. But he had to talk to the right person first, and to that end, he was headed for the Wher hall office.


So I need a thing {Beraht, Ysolde}

Kouga
 

ooc: fuzzied back erm a bit? ya how ever much she would need I suppose hehe

Beraht had seen a few people around with jewelry for their firelizards
and while he had seen it he had mostly ignored it at first. It wasn't
until he realized how late in th turn it was getting that the thought
came back to him. He knew it was frivolous, but well he though Keo
would look handsome in the right collar and maybe it would do
something for how the paint looked on him because he wasn't a fan of
the band. He understood the reason when it was explained, but didn't
mean he had to like them. He would have much rather come up with his
own design for the brown between him and his wife, but it was what it
was. This though was something that he could pick out and have it be
handsome on the little brown.

That decided he wrote a brief note and sent it with a runner to the
person he had learned made the jewelry to find a good time to meet
with her:

~~Ysolde

I have been advised that you are the crafter of the jewelry for the
firelizards. I am in search of a nice collar for my wife's
firelizard.Please send a message with a good time and place to meet.

Artist Beraht~~

*Kouga*

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Bonuses - Just in Time atten: Riders/Candidates/Kassia

sailyn2
 

With Kassia very close to her due date, officially she was on desk duty and to stay off her feet as much as possible but there was one last thing she wanted to do before she gave in entirely.
During the cool of the morning, before drills, riders and Candidates were brought together in front of the lake. Once everyone was settled down she spoke, with Foreth passing the message to the dragons for their riders. Anyone who might not hear would get the message soon enough anyway.

"Despite the toughness of the turn," she said. "you all have worked hard this turn and done the Weyr proud. After going through the tithes, we have still done enough for you to earn your bonuses for the turn. Those with rank: You will get a mark and a half. Other riders will get a full mark as your bonus. Candidates, you will get a 1/4 mark, be sure to spend it well. The marks will be distributed to wingleaders and the ACMs to pass out. If there are any quick questions I will take them, otherwise enjoy a little bit of extra fun at the Frost Fayre for me."


[Frost Fayre] Baby, it's cold outside (attn Ileanna)

Amy Frazey
 

Zy'fen straightened up and leaned against Nerenth, pressing his forehead to the brown's warm hide. He was looking forward to getting out of the Weyr for a bit, but also felt more than a little trepidation. They'd only recently begun taking short flights around the immediate area. It was a bit nerve-racking, but he was slowly getting the hang of the differences.

{{I have faith. It is different, but we can do this. It's a simple flight and a jump *Between*. Nothing we can't handle.}}

Zy'fen sighed and looked up, than nodded and gave Nerenth a reassured smile. ((Sure we can, Nerry. Please be extra careful with Ileanna, though.))

Nerenth snorted, and gave His rider a calm blue-green look. {{We can do this.}}

And with that, Zy'fen turned to look for the woman in question.


Frost Ferrying (Frost Fayre: attn any)

Amy Frazey
 

Gayatri was tickled pink to be able to go to the Frost Fayre. She'd never seen snow, and was definitely looking forward to this particular Gather. The lifting of the weyr lockdown had cheered a lot of people up, she imagined. She guessed that most of the weyr was going, and Edyth had agreed to act as a ferry dragon, though they were only allowed to take one passenger.

So there they stood, Gayatri in her best (and prettiest) cold weather gear, waiting to see who wanted a ride.


A Discussion of Opportunities ((Attn: Ko'ssen, Kassia))

Rosiegirl
 

With the Frost Fayre being announced, and the idea he'd had in his head for the past several months, Ko'ssen thought that attending the Fayre might be a good opportunity to see how another Weyr's WLM and Weyrleadership might feel about his idea. But before bringing it up to anyone else, Ko'ssen knew he needed to get the approval of Arolo's WW first. 

So, about a sevenday before the Fayre Ko'ssen wrote out a note for WW Kassia requesting a meeting whenever she was available. By sending the note by runner, instead of the quicker and more immediate method of having Zerenth reach out to Foreth, Ko'ssen hoped it would be clear this was not any kind of emergency topic of conversation. 

The note sent, Ko'ssen prepared some additional materials and made sure everything was ready to go for whenever the Weyrwoman would be available. 

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Re: I'm ordering you on a date...er rest ((WLM Ko'ssen, JM Hlr Vivaeldi))

Rosiegirl
 

Walking over to his desk and putting his folder of hides down on it, Ko'ssen turned to where Vivaeldi was sitting on the couch and at her reminder of the shortened name Ko'ssen gave her a rueful apologetic smile saying "My apologies, it's habit." 

As she stood up and then clarified that there was no random whirling emergency, the worried look smoothed off his face and he waved that she was welcome to sit again. He'd half-turned, just about to offer some tea, a weak substitute for the highly unavailable klah, before she spoke again and he turned to look back at her with an attentive but polite expression. The poor work-a-holic WLM had no idea of the turmoil the beautiful woman might be feeling at those words, the meaning behind them escaping him. He could be really unobservant sometimes...

With her continuing explanation that she was just here to check on him, Ko'ssen couldn't help the embarrassed look on his face confirming her words that he'd not been taking time off. However, instead of flat-out saying that he'd not had time to take time for himself, Ko'ssen replied with "You do know me that well, always burning a candle it seems." After a pause to think *when* the last time he'd taken a break was, Ko'ssen then added a bit vaguely "I took some time off...a bit ago." 

It was sometime...before a pair of twin golds hatched, maybe?....

Then, almost as if trying to avoid the possible 'Healer scolding' that he could foresee coming, Ko'ssen turned to his small stove and asked "Would you care for something to drink? Tea, or juice?"

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On Sat, Jan 2, 2021 at 9:37 PM TrueTricia <tricia.nicewicz@...> wrote:
Vivaeldi had started to wish she'd brought some patient hides with her to work on while she waited.  This idea of nothing to do was foreign to her, mostly.  While she and V'ler didn't share a Weyr, sharing the ledge meant that they were constantly in each other's spaces.  The siblings liked it that way, but it also meant that she wasn't used to being alone very often even at home, and there was little privacy in the Infirmary.  So despite her bit of nerves and impatience, a part of her was also enjoying the calm respite.  

When Ko'ssen walked in, she forced herself to stay seated and smiled softly, especially when he used her formal title.  "Viv.  How many times do I have to tell you to call me Viv?" she said.  She stood then, shaking her head.  "No, there's not a weyrling emergency."  She felt a little flustered, that of course his first thought was that she was there for some wlg issue.  "I actually came to see you."  She made herself take a breath.  She had been a rider for too long to be nervous about encounters or to be shy, but she still wasn't naturally the most forward woman to start with.  She was assertive in her craft, but in her personal life, less so. So it was no surprise that she reverted to her craft for a moment.  "I wanted to make sure that you're taking enough time for yourself.  I know you well enough to know that isn't likely unless someone reminds you to do so..."


Re: I'm ordering you on a date...er rest ((WLM Ko'ssen, JM Hlr Vivaeldi))

TrueTricia
 

Vivaeldi had started to wish she'd brought some patient hides with her to work on while she waited.  This idea of nothing to do was foreign to her, mostly.  While she and V'ler didn't share a Weyr, sharing the ledge meant that they were constantly in each other's spaces.  The siblings liked it that way, but it also meant that she wasn't used to being alone very often even at home, and there was little privacy in the Infirmary.  So despite her bit of nerves and impatience, a part of her was also enjoying the calm respite.  

When Ko'ssen walked in, she forced herself to stay seated and smiled softly, especially when he used her formal title.  "Viv.  How many times do I have to tell you to call me Viv?" she said.  She stood then, shaking her head.  "No, there's not a weyrling emergency."  She felt a little flustered, that of course his first thought was that she was there for some wlg issue.  "I actually came to see you."  She made herself take a breath.  She had been a rider for too long to be nervous about encounters or to be shy, but she still wasn't naturally the most forward woman to start with.  She was assertive in her craft, but in her personal life, less so. So it was no surprise that she reverted to her craft for a moment.  "I wanted to make sure that you're taking enough time for yourself.  I know you well enough to know that isn't likely unless someone reminds you to do so..."


Re: Huddle for Warmth! (atten: E'thari/Runaath)

Steelsilver
 

((I am sure it will not be so bad, if we stay together. Mine says two is warmer than one.)) Sigyth soothed, with a soft hum. ((Shall we go together, or meet there? Mine looks forward to seeing Yours.)) She gave a little wriggle of delight. 


Re: Huddle for Warmth! (atten: E'thari/Runaath)

Jerzy Tobin
 

((Mine intends to go the the snow party.)) Sigyth reached out to Runaath, crooning along with her words. ((He would like to ask Yours to go, dearest blue. And I would very much enjoy your company as well- mine says snow is *cold*.))
((Yes, Mine was also intending to go.)) Runaath replied to Sigyth.
His voice lacked enthusiasm about going where, according to His, it
would be *cold*, but he wasn't about to relinquish Sigyth to someone
else's company, especially a certain brown he was sure would love to
take over if Runaath didn't go. ((Mine wants to see snow, and I
wouldn't mind keeping you company. It would be something new to
see.))

--
"Life is NOT a journey to the grave with the goal of arriving safely
in a prettily preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways in a
shower of gravel and party shards, thoroughly used, utterly exhausted,
and loudly proclaiming: "F*** ME, that Rocked!!" -unknown

Whizzy: Jerzy
Aim: Yue146


Huddle for Warmth! (atten: E'thari/Runaath)

Steelsilver
 

((Mine intends to go the the snow party.)) Sigyth reached out to Runaath, crooning along with her words. ((He would like to ask Yours to go, dearest blue. And I would very much enjoy your company as well- mine says snow is *cold*.))


A Gift Between Weyrwomen atten: Wygelle/Kassia

sailyn2
 

Kassia might not be able to go to the Frost Fayre, but that didn't mean she didn't want to send her usual gift to her friend and fellow Weyrwoman. She sent the runner she kept with her full to get a flit and wrapped up the bundle that had arrived at her door earlier that morning. After carefully securing the wrapping, she handed it to the flit and sent it along with a letter.

Along with the expensive piece of chocolate, the letter read:

Dearest Wygelle,

I am sorry that I am unable to make your Gather this time and enjoy a day wandering the stalls together. I hope you will enjoy the attached chocolate for some hot chocolate. I hope to see soon enough.

Kassia.


(Frost Fayre) Come Get Your Hot Chocolate

sailyn2
 

All the way from the south came an unusual caravan. Chocolate had only started to become well known in the south and southern areas of the north continent. This was the first time that the caravans were sent for a trial to the frozen Gather. One of the new offerings was a hot drink made of chocolate that had been discovered after a gift from the caravan's patron, Weyrwoman Kassia, to High Reaches' Weyrwoman, Wygelle. With some tweaking came an expensive, but warming drink for those willing to pay the steep price. 

OOC: A small drink is a mark, but they're giving very small tastes for taste testing for those who want to come say hello.

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