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Turn 1246, Month 2
Rean of Gold Miroth
J'kal of Bronze Scalpeth
Sereth’s First and Last Clutch - 2.27.1246
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, 3rd Pass Pern
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 515 - Current Pass (6 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.
Shortly after, A plague left Red River Weyr weakened, a shadow of its former self. And considering that the Weyr is a small Weyr, with few numbers to begin with, to have their numbers cut anymore is proving to be devastating. Among those lost in the plague were the Gold Weyrling, Conlan, and the WeyrHarper, Jasika. Rose-gold Hectith rose not long after, providing the Weyr with ten new blues and greens. With another of the rose-golds, Foundling Tiamath, having taken to the skies above Red River Weyr and being caught by Bronze Faramorth, a weyrling barely old enough to take to the skies in chase, the Weyr hoped for redemption and rebuilding. Fort sent a fire-tempered barely-graduated goldrider to Red River as an answer to their desperate plea, a plea they did not expect to be answered. It would have been much easier for the other Weyrs to let the bastard Weyr die out.
But Red River just two turns ago went to war against T'mii and his followers, finally defeating them. But it was at great cost to Red River Weyr, losing nearly half their strength either to death or severely crippling injury. The Weyrleader's own bronze, Bannith, lost a leg in the battle and so many lost much more. But the Weyr would move forward out of necessity and a new queen was Hatched, Amitath, who Impressed to Faveonn, at the same Hatching where gold dragon and gold wher shared the Sands. As Amitath nears her graduation date, Faveonn has recently become pregnant and a weyrling green rises just before she can chew firestone. Will her flight result in a clutch of her own, the first green to clutch at Red River since Xiadeth transferred from Fort so many turns ago? Rumors fly that the Weyrwoman grows crazier by the minute and her new Weyrleader, a brownrider
who is in love with her enemy and rival, Weyrhealer Naria of Rose-gold Hectith, can only hang on and hope that they all retain their sanity.
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 coming up July 1st. We have 20+ 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.
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In the Year 72, in the foothills of the temperate steppes of the northern continent, a small little weyr was founded. Fiora of Gold Ravath and her Weyrleader, M’lel of bronze Duseth, blessed the newly opened weyr with a clutch of 31 eggs and a new queen, Jugrenth, bringing good tidings and happy beginnings to the little weyr hidden in the side of a cliff.
Then change began.
Plague swept through the continent, killing many and sparing few. And while green dragons continued to pick from those offered to them, the trend began that would turn the tide against Red River and ultimately outcast them. Men did not want their daughters, sisters or betrotheds going off to fight a menace that seemed insatiable and left many riders and their mounts dead. While the rank of a Queenrider was still coveted by any holder, a female on a green became to be seen as a promiscuous, unstable woman, a pariah among pariahs.
Red River fought this trend, and welcomed those women greens who were shunned elsewhere. Relationships with other weyrs and with their own tithing holds grew cool, then resentful, and eventually all but one Major hold was lost to Red River, and the small weyr was forced to make due if it wanted to keep its views.
As a result, Red River withdrew from many attempts to strengthen relations and began to accept castaway riders, candidates, crafters and holders, working to sustain itself and uphold their promise to the people to protect them from Thread.
A few hundred years passed, and Red River remained reclusive. The old queen produced her last clutch, producing with it the much needed gold that would be set to replace her, Gold Kessuth who Impressed to Raliel. With this clutch, three odd-colored dragons were also born, further marking Red River as the black sheep among Weyrs. On this night, however, a small band of riders in the form of Sari of Gold Aurath and a few others arrived to help the weyr, revealing to those in charge that they had been kidnapped just hours before, only to return on fully grown dragons and a few years older due to the phenomenon of Timing
. They also brought news of a deranged brownrider named T’mii, who a very short time later appeared to claim what he believed to be his. However, when his brown Betweened
one of the new RoseGold riders, believing to be in love and with delusions of a weyr of her own at her command in her mind, defected and took T’mii and fled Between
to the Other
Weyr in the past.
With the loss of riders due to this fight, a plague that followed brought even more devastating losses. The death of the newest gold weyrling nearly broke the spirit of the Weyr, and the losses took many in the path of the plague before a cure was found. With the rising of two RoseGold’s in quick succession, bringing much needed dragons, and the arrival of a firey-tempered Fay of Gold Pilarth from Fort as answer to the pleas for help, Red River began to see the hopes of survival.
In response to this plague, S’ton of Bronze Bannith, the weyrleader at this time, called together his forces and Timed
them all to the past, planning to end the disastrous events caused by Other
Weyr and their now dragonless and half-crazed leader. There were, again, many losses on both sides, and the weyrleader and his dragon were irreparably injured, but with a queen egg soon gracing the sands, hope sprung anew.
But it is not for Red River to experience happiness for too long. The Weyrwoman, Raliel, had begun to find her mind failing, and with the pressure of internal forces and external, Raliel cracked and Kessuth, finding no hold or trace of her former rider in the woman, Betweened
. The young queen Amitath of Faveonn rose, introducing her to Weyrwomanship, only to be lost as well in a wild attempt to save her sister, but not before the gold’s clutch had procuded another gold, Amaranth. With political tensions growing ever taught between Weyr and its tithing hold, Red River found itself in the leadership of another young queenrider, barely out of Weyrlinghood.
But now rumors spread. The most recent loss, that of RoseGold Nalisth and the results of her undersized and seemingly underdeveloped clutch has gossip spreading like wildfire. What caused the young RoseGold to Between
so suddenly? Why are those of her clutch diminuative and weak?
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