Re: Red River Weyr - upcoming Wher Hatching Jul 24, 2010 19:29:50 GMT -5
Post by on Jul 24, 2010 19:29:50 GMT -5
Red River Weyr
3rd Pass Pern RP
3rd Pass Pern RP
Year 72 - Red River Weyr was founded in the foothills above the temperate tablelands in the central northern continent. The first Weyrwoman was Fiora of gold Ravath. The first Weyrleader was M'lel of bronze Duseth. Their first clutch consisted of 31 eggs with one queen, Jugrenth.
Beginning during the Second Pass, a trend developed amongst the Pernese. Though green dragons would Impress to male and female Candidates, fewer and fewer women were being Searched to Stand on the sands for the new babies. This was due to several factors -- holders were unwilling to send their daughters to the Weyr, preferring to keep them home to marry off to establish alliances or for personal gain. This move was also influenced by the commonfolks' interpretation of the Weyrs as an unwelcome draw upon healthy young men and women, (even a bastion of immorality).
Red River Weyr alone seemed to be immune to this trend. Their dragons still Searched out boys and girls alike, and female greenriders were given equal rights as their male counterparts, permitted to fly Threadfall with the wings. This perturbed many Holders, and even some of the other Weyrs. After all, a queenrider was a woman of upstanding virtues, inner strength, ensurers of Pern's future. Greenriders were promiscuous, emotional... the stigma attached to female greenriders grew and grew, and while Red River Weyr enjoyed pleasant (if cool) relationships with the other Weyrs, its relationship with the Holds suffered.
Currently, Red River Weyr is seen as the 'bastard child' of the Weyrs -- the last founded, a place to send riders that do not necessarily fit into the strictly stratified society that Pern has developed. It is a forward-thinking place, interesting in that it is actually perhaps the last Weyr to hold to the Old Ways.
Year 511 - Current Pass (2 Turns into the 3rd Pass)
Grananth's last clutch produced Gold Kessuth, as well as three odd-colored dragons: the two Rose-Golds, Hectith and Trelilith, and a Pewter, Tecsolth. Red River has fought its first Threadfall, which came the night that Kessuth's clutch hatched. Though there were several losses, the Weyr gained personnel in the form of Sari of Gold Aurath and a band of riders who had been kidnapped as Candidates for a hidden clutch 50 turns ago. These riders, dubbed the Foundlings, Timed it back to Red River just in time to fight Thread. Their kidnapper recently returned to claim what he thought was his, but his brown jumped between, leaving him an empty shell. One of the Foundlings, Aineva of Rosegold Divinith, betrayed her fellow riders, taking T'mii's body and disappearing. The Weyr has been left shaken, but not broken.
Sari's Aurath has risen to provide Red River Weyr with another clutch, with Raliel's Kessuth rising only five days after. S'ton of bronze Bannith became the new Weyrleader of Red River Weyr. The resulting clutch number 20 eggs, but of those twenty, only sixteen Hatched, with one bronze going between and a sickly blue dying within a week of the Hatching. Three months have passed since that Hatching and now Red River has more troubles on its hands. An illness has started to wreak havoc on the residents of the Weyr and only a few seem to have escaped its devastating effects. No one is sure where this illness is coming from or even how it is spread, let alone how it could be cured. One can only hope that the other Weyrs will come to their aid and fight Threadfall over Red River's territory while the healers race to get the fighting wings back in the air.
Red River Weyr has many open spots for brown, blue, and greenriders, as long as any crafter you can possibly dream of. And Candidates. We always need Candidates. Especially with a dragon Hatching expected in September and a wild Wher Hatching on August 1st. We have 30+ active members, all of which have many ideas for posts and are friendly to boot. Rumors, romance, hardship and happiness...you'll find it all at Red River Weyr.