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Re: One Of These Things Is Not Like The Others ((Attn: Namieh, Kassia, Any Boys))

Laura Walker
 

When you saw dragons in the distance - or even close up - they looked like giant friendly mountains. Garatt had almost forgotten how terrifying they might be if they really decided to put their mind to it. 

His initial scream had escaped when it had looked as though the giant brown dragon had been going to eat someone. And then the gold too had lashed out and the other boy had just been batted away like nothing at all and the brown was still holding the other boy as though he might reserve him for a later snack and and and--

Suddenly seeing eggs didn't seem so much like a fun trip out any more. Breakfast came rushing back up and Garatt tottered a few steps away to vomit at the side of the Sands, abruptly wanting to be anywhere but right here, right now.

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On Thu, Aug 13, 2020 at 12:49 PM Laura Walker <shewhoguards@...> wrote:
And the struggling earned him a growl, meaty breath sweeping over him and Talith's teeth tightening slightly around his body. Not enough to injure - Talith knew very well just how little it took to break the delicate skin of a human - but enough to add slight uncomfortable pressure against the boy's skin. He had no intention of this one escaping.

((We caught them,)) he said to R'tal, to Foreth and to Truenoth. ((But are there more?))

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On Thu, Aug 13, 2020 at 12:41 PM Jenna Cunningham <jenna.layne.cunningham@...> wrote:
When the brown dragon reared up and bared his teeth, Asheran felt his blood run cold while the primitive monkey parts of his brain shrieked in mindless terror. His legs kept pumping, though, and he kept moving forward; in fact, he put on a last, desperate burst of speed. He had to reach the boy before he was eaten, or bit in half. Stupid, stupid, idiot baby.
 
Then the dragon was coming toward him and he threw up his hands in a futile gambit to protect his face - and found himself lifted into the air, held in the dragon's mouth. He twisted, struggling instinctively against those gentle teeth, and let out an impotent bellow. He found himself scanning the sands, watching for the boy he had been chasing, as he fought mid-air, thinking: no, no, no, no.
 
There! He could still get to him, someone had to get to the other candidate before he got himself hurt --
 
Then there was the hit.
 
Asheran went limp in Talith's mouth, as if he'd been struck too.
 
"Shit!"

He said other things, too, none of which bore repeating.



--

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: One Of These Things Is Not Like The Others ((Attn: Namieh, Kassia, Any Boys))

Laura Walker
 

And the struggling earned him a growl, meaty breath sweeping over him and Talith's teeth tightening slightly around his body. Not enough to injure - Talith knew very well just how little it took to break the delicate skin of a human - but enough to add slight uncomfortable pressure against the boy's skin. He had no intention of this one escaping.

((We caught them,)) he said to R'tal, to Foreth and to Truenoth. ((But are there more?))

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On Thu, Aug 13, 2020 at 12:41 PM Jenna Cunningham <jenna.layne.cunningham@...> wrote:
When the brown dragon reared up and bared his teeth, Asheran felt his blood run cold while the primitive monkey parts of his brain shrieked in mindless terror. His legs kept pumping, though, and he kept moving forward; in fact, he put on a last, desperate burst of speed. He had to reach the boy before he was eaten, or bit in half. Stupid, stupid, idiot baby.
 
Then the dragon was coming toward him and he threw up his hands in a futile gambit to protect his face - and found himself lifted into the air, held in the dragon's mouth. He twisted, struggling instinctively against those gentle teeth, and let out an impotent bellow. He found himself scanning the sands, watching for the boy he had been chasing, as he fought mid-air, thinking: no, no, no, no.
 
There! He could still get to him, someone had to get to the other candidate before he got himself hurt --
 
Then there was the hit.
 
Asheran went limp in Talith's mouth, as if he'd been struck too.
 
"Shit!"

He said other things, too, none of which bore repeating.



--

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: One Of These Things Is Not Like The Others ((Attn: Namieh, Kassia, Any Boys))

Jenna Cunningham
 

When the brown dragon reared up and bared his teeth, Asheran felt his blood run cold while the primitive monkey parts of his brain shrieked in mindless terror. His legs kept pumping, though, and he kept moving forward; in fact, he put on a last, desperate burst of speed. He had to reach the boy before he was eaten, or bit in half. Stupid, stupid, idiot baby.
 
Then the dragon was coming toward him and he threw up his hands in a futile gambit to protect his face - and found himself lifted into the air, held in the dragon's mouth. He twisted, struggling instinctively against those gentle teeth, and let out an impotent bellow. He found himself scanning the sands, watching for the boy he had been chasing, as he fought mid-air, thinking: no, no, no, no.
 
There! He could still get to him, someone had to get to the other candidate before he got himself hurt --
 
Then there was the hit.
 
Asheran went limp in Talith's mouth, as if he'd been struck too.
 
"Shit!"

He said other things, too, none of which bore repeating.


Re: Can You Help? atten: Calyse/Kashara

sailyn2
 

"It's got some pressure, yeah," Kashara said with a shrug. "I spent a lot of time with her when I was younger, but she was often busy. She was stricter with me than my sister, but we got away with a lot. And yes, I was around Foreth a lot. For better or for worse." She smiled at that.


Re: Did You Pass the Test to See the Eggs? Atten: ALL FEMALE CANDIDATES/ALL/Foreth/Kassia

sailyn2
 

Luckily only a few minutes passed by before the door opened. Or rather was flung open and then shut loudly as the Weyrwoman came in like a whirlwind. She glanced at Nayari, her lips pulling back slightly as she debated whether the Candidate Master would make her life easier or harder. Then she looked back at Ysolde and her gaze was murderous.

"What the feck do you think you were doing in there?" she snapped. She stood still, but there was almost an energy vibrating around her, barely contained.


Re: Did You Pass the Test to See the Eggs? Atten: ALL FEMALE CANDIDATES/ALL/Foreth/Kassia

Nutmeg
 

Gesturing for Ysolde to walk in front of her, Nayari had brought up the rear. It hadn't taken long for the small group to arrive at the office and Nayari had taken a seat to one side of the room whilst gesturing for Ysolde to sit in front of the desk. Ysolde had done so without argument and now they waited, waited in tense and awkward silence for the inevitable arrival of the Weyrwoman.


On Thu, Aug 13, 2020 at 10:40 AM sailyn2 <empressoftheworld@...> wrote:
He nodded. "We were just headed that way."

He led the way to the office and shut the door behind them. He knew that Kassia would look there first and would be along any minute.



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Re: Did You Pass the Test to See the Eggs? Atten: ALL FEMALE CANDIDATES/ALL/Foreth/Kassia

sailyn2
 

He nodded. "We were just headed that way."

He led the way to the office and shut the door behind them. He knew that Kassia would look there first and would be along any minute.


Re: Did You Pass the Test to See the Eggs? Atten: ALL FEMALE CANDIDATES/ALL/Foreth/Kassia

Nutmeg
 

Nayari glanced at Ysolde before turning back to T'rif. "Then I suggest we take this to an office as opposed to the middle of a corridor. Your office is absolutely fine if preferred." 

Ysolde didn't say a word, she already had an idea of where this was going, mentally calculating how long it would take to pack her things before she would be marched out of the Barracks for good.

On Thu, Aug 13, 2020 at 10:30 AM sailyn2 <empressoftheworld@...> wrote:

"The Weyrwoman needs to talk to Ysolde about her disrespect," T'rif said. "She should be here in a minute or two."



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Nutmeg on the Wizzy.
Recluso#6042 on Discord

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Re: Did You Pass the Test to See the Eggs? Atten: ALL FEMALE CANDIDATES/ALL/Foreth/Kassia

sailyn2
 

"The Weyrwoman needs to talk to Ysolde about her disrespect," T'rif said. "She should be here in a minute or two."


Re: One Of These Things Is Not Like The Others ((Attn: Namieh, Kassia, Any Boys))

sailyn2
 

Talith might have been gentle, but Foreth  had had multiple times of people going onto the Sands too early. And then when she'd had a golden egg before, it was stolen from her and she'd had a long time thinking that the egg was gone forever. The eggs were far from ready to be touched by human hands and that was a bad thing. The "boy" might have had a much worse fate had she been looking in that direction or the the boy had gotten closer. As it was, they were about to be in a  world of hurt as her tail snapped out. Before she'd broken bones just by being ticklish, this time she meant to hurt. The hit sent the person flying.


Re: One Of These Things Is Not Like The Others ((Attn: Namieh, Kassia, Any Boys))

Laura Walker
 

Candidates were Candidates and they did stupid things. Usually that was as far as it went. But then, usually, no-one had tried to attack the Weyrwoman.

Talith had been laid, apparently dozing, on the Sands, one eye half-open as he watched the entering Candidates. Compared to Foreth he wasn't a terrifying sight; but then compared to an anxious gold with eggs to protect few things were.

And then there was one figure, and then another barrelling towards the gold eggs and the brown went from comfortable and relaxed to on his feet in an instant, teeth showing in a snarl. Not so easily overlooked now; browns might be smaller than golds but those teeth regularly tore apart herdbeast and right now he was dealing with two possible threats arrowing towards his gold eggs and his queen.

(('TAL! WE'RE BEING ATTACKED!)) he warned at the top of his mental voice, and that might have been addressed to his rider but he didn't bother shouting it privately. That shout went to every dragon as he arrowed in on the closest danger -- Asharan as it happened. 

There was a moment where it looked as though he intended to swallow the boy whole, or possibly bite him in half. In the cluster of remaining Candidates one of the boys - Garatt - screamed. It was one thing seeing dragons lounging comfortably from a distance, quite another seeing an angry dragon ready to attack. But Talith had had turns of gentle play with his rider, and knew well enough how to close his teeth gently around the boy's body, lifting him off the ground without harming a hair on his head. 

One danger taken care of. Truenoth or Foreth would have to grab the other. 

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On Thu, Aug 13, 2020 at 5:02 AM Jenna Cunningham <jenna.layne.cunningham@...> wrote:
"Well, there's two gold eggs on the sands this Turn, so I'm liking my odds," Asheran had joked to the uncomprehending boy beside him, who had only politely asked 'do you think you'll Impress this clutch?' when he caught a bit of movement out of the corner of his eye. He turned his head to follow the flutter and noticed another of the boys had broken off from the group and was edging toward the hatching sands. It took him half a second to realise what was going on, and then time seemed to slow down all around him. He felt his heart speed up, thudding in his chest, and adrenaline flooded his veins almost before he even realised what he was going to do about what he had just realised was going on. Some stupid, scrawny boy was - despite all the warnings - making a run for the eggs.
 
"Piss!" Asheran barked out in astonishment, and then he was up and running - jumping, really, going from bleacher to bleacher downwards at a mad sprint, abruptly gratified and a little amazed at how fast he was when it really mattered. All the star jumps and morning jogs, and he had never really had an excuse to flat out run until now. Then again, a face plant would probably kill him.
 
As the railing loomed up ahead of him, fueled by adrenaline, Asheran leapt - pushed off the railing with his hand, cleared it, and rolled as he hit the sands below, thrown off by the shifting, soft springiness of it. He popped back up to his feet at the end of the roll, though, stumbling from the forward momentum, and threw his arms out for balance.
 
But the boy had a head start, and distance on him.
 
Also, what the fuck was he doing? He was on the SANDS now.
 
"Felix!" He bellowed, and his fat little firelizard 'pinged' into existence above him, jade green wings beating around his head unhelpfully, as much summoned by his bawling shout as his prickling, adrenaline-fueled fear. "Stop that idiot before he gets himself killed!"
 
But Felix, panicked and confused, only landed on his shoulder, keening in misery, and gripped tight.

"Shards -- you! Stop! You're going to get yourself killed!"



--

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: One Of These Things Is Not Like The Others ((Attn: Namieh, Kassia, Any Boys))

Jenna Cunningham
 

"Well, there's two gold eggs on the sands this Turn, so I'm liking my odds," Asheran had joked to the uncomprehending boy beside him, who had only politely asked 'do you think you'll Impress this clutch?' when he caught a bit of movement out of the corner of his eye. He turned his head to follow the flutter and noticed another of the boys had broken off from the group and was edging toward the hatching sands. It took him half a second to realise what was going on, and then time seemed to slow down all around him. He felt his heart speed up, thudding in his chest, and adrenaline flooded his veins almost before he even realised what he was going to do about what he had just realised was going on. Some stupid, scrawny boy was - despite all the warnings - making a run for the eggs.
 
"Piss!" Asheran barked out in astonishment, and then he was up and running - jumping, really, going from bleacher to bleacher downwards at a mad sprint, abruptly gratified and a little amazed at how fast he was when it really mattered. All the star jumps and morning jogs, and he had never really had an excuse to flat out run until now. Then again, a face plant would probably kill him.
 
As the railing loomed up ahead of him, fueled by adrenaline, Asheran leapt - pushed off the railing with his hand, cleared it, and rolled as he hit the sands below, thrown off by the shifting, soft springiness of it. He popped back up to his feet at the end of the roll, though, stumbling from the forward momentum, and threw his arms out for balance.
 
But the boy had a head start, and distance on him.
 
Also, what the fuck was he doing? He was on the SANDS now.
 
"Felix!" He bellowed, and his fat little firelizard 'pinged' into existence above him, jade green wings beating around his head unhelpfully, as much summoned by his bawling shout as his prickling, adrenaline-fueled fear. "Stop that idiot before he gets himself killed!"
 
But Felix, panicked and confused, only landed on his shoulder, keening in misery, and gripped tight.

"Shards -- you! Stop! You're going to get yourself killed!"


One Of These Things Is Not Like The Others ((Attn: Namieh, Kassia, Any Boys))

 

No one could see the eggs without the Weyrwoman's permission. This meant passing a test if you were a girl, and automatic permission if you were a boy. The Weyrs were just as bad as the Holds, Namieh surmised from her short tenure in Candidacy. Unfairness was something she shouldered in stride, hatching a plan instead of feeling disheartened by the news.


The Candidate uniform didn’t discriminate by gender and she wore it loosely to hide what few curves she did have, pleased by its ghastly distracting colors for the first time since arriving. Tucking light brown hair up under a simple knit cap, Nami pulled out a few curls around her dusky face to give the impression of shorter hair and stole a look at herself in the mirror as she left the cots. This would have to do. 


She joined the gathering of boys eager for their first peek and did her best to blend in, just another face in the sea of hopefuls. Nami had made few friends since arriving and this meant she wouldn’t be quickly recognized as someone out of place. She didn’t speak and kept her eyes down until the group was ushered into the Hatching Caverns, but then the spectacle was too much to resist. 


Rumors that Impression could be influenced by touching eggs, by being near them before Hatching were abound, and she knew what she had to do. While the others were occupied with the speech that preceded their viewing, Nami lingered near the back before sneaking out of the Stands altogether. Down the stairs she went, reemerging on the ground floor and creeping against the near wall to avoid being seen by those above. The Sands were so close she could touch them, so she did. Hot! Shells, she would have one chance to do this and she’d have to be quick to avoid ending up with burned soles. 


Nami broke off across the sand at a sprint, hoping to reach those gleaming golden eggs before their hovering mother noticed her presence. It was a fool’s errand, but she had to try!


Re: Did You Pass the Test to See the Eggs? Atten: ALL FEMALE CANDIDATES/ALL/Foreth/Kassia

Nutmeg
 

"I don't expect it to," Ysolde said calmly. And she didn't, whatever outcome there was, was at the Weyrwoman's whim. She just wanted someone else there to witness it. Before she could say anything else, Nayari came around the corner, hwr arms full of scrolls. She stopped at the sight of Ysolde and T'rifoshe and her brow furrowed in confused concern.

"Is there a problem?" She asked, looking first to T'rifoshe's face and then Ysolde's. Both seemed tinged with annoyance and Nayari could only internally sigh. She was well aware that the Weyrwoman was currently speaking to the girls and if Ysolde was not there... Well she could only dread to imagine.

On Wed, 12 Aug 2020, 16:22 sailyn2, <empressoftheworld@...> wrote:
"It won't change the results," T'rif said. "You disrespected the Weyrwoman and likely any ACM would have the same reaction. But this is also the Weyrwoman's decision at this point."


Re: Party: Things Are Different Here. attn Kashara / Ronhim

sailyn2
 

Kashara smiled at him. "That's my uncle's job. He's the Candidate counselor. He'd be glad to talk to you."


Re: Did You Pass the Test to See the Eggs? Atten: ALL FEMALE CANDIDATES/ALL/Foreth/Kassia/Wycker

sailyn2
 

Kassia frowned. She'd hoped no one would ask. Luckily she had an answer other than the one that many of the girls had probably figured out.  "The girls that pass will get to see the eggs first," she said. "Foreth will want to get to know the girls who pass. She can't be overwhelmed."


Re: Isn't Arolos meant to mean surprise? {Jaseto, T'rif, any}

sailyn2
 

T'rif looked at her and tried not to let the surprise show on his face. How could she not see that this was an exciting thing? Well, he could try to explain it at least.

"It's exciting because even though it happened before, it's still a very, very, very rare occurrence. Especially after a rather weird flight. Plus, two golds means two gold Weyrlings which is interesting on his own. And boy was he glad that he wasn't an AWLM.


Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time! {Petiner, Kassia}

sailyn2
 

"I'm sorry you're struggling so much," Kassia said. "Having another being in your head definitely feels weird and I could see how you might not like it. It means that you have to think of yourself and them in a way that no one who's never done it would. You have added opinions and wants. It can be exhausting. One thing you could try is to work on your shields. You don't want to cut yourself off from your wher and you may have to wait until he's a bit older to do this, but you can learn to shut out things like whether he's hungry or itchy or whatever. You'll still have contact and be able to talk to him, but you can maintain more of yourself."


Re: First Chance to See the Shiny atten: Andreya/Trifali/Shalia/Kashara/Rassia

sailyn2
 

Kassia nodded. "I hold no grudge against you," she said. "Just to be clear. I can't guarantee how Foreth will feel, but I will relay your words. I hope to see you back for a short time before it's too late. I will miss you, but I hope you Impress."


Re: Did You Pass the Test to See the Eggs? Atten: ALL FEMALE CANDIDATES/ALL/Foreth/Kassia

sailyn2
 

"It won't change the results," T'rif said. "You disrespected the Weyrwoman and likely any ACM would have the same reaction. But this is also the Weyrwoman's decision at this point."