Playing: At Caufar, as ever!
Eating: Caesar Salad
Change has abounded since the relative safety of spring, leaving Caufar Weyr and the Southern Continent in a virtual state of chaos with each passing day. The good, the bad, and the ugly have all left their marks on Pern and no one has been safe from the changing tides in our ever progressing game.
At the Weyr, the younger queens have been determined to disprove any rumor of barren queens among their ranks, proving themselves fertile clutch after clutch. Gold Rhaeaths clutch provided 25 new riders, and soon after gold Cevineth rose in her maiden flight and was caught by Igen-bred brown Kriegath, providing 21 eggs and a questionable pairing between Cevineths rider, reserved Miaran, and her infamous counterpart, Karetta. If two healthy clutches within such a short span werent enough, a third was clutched within a sevenday after Cevineths
a foreign clutch laid by a foreign queen.
Sent to learn various training and flying drills with the queens of Caufar, Monaco Bays junior queen Keth suffered an injury during a nasty Threadfall while egg-heavy, forcing her to lay her eggs on Caufaran sands instead of return home to Monaco Bay
and among her clutch, a much-coveted metallic queen egg.
Weyrwoman Araceli met with Monaco Bays Weyrwoman, Resa, to discuss what was to be done about Keths daughter and the rest of the eggs in the Hatching Cavern and an agreement was forged: Caufar would keep the new queen to broaden its bloodline with the promise that the next queen hatched on Caufaran sands would be sent to Monaco Bay upon maturity, with the added bonus of ten to fifteen mature bronzes and browns added to sweeten the deal. Cevineths clutch hatched 21 healthy dragonets and provided the first part of the Auroras Tempest group, the latter half hatching with Keths offspring broke onto the sands not a sevenday afterwards. Fifteen new riders were added to the barracks, including the newest queen, cadmium-rich Haeleth and her lifemate, Anaheid-bred cotholders daughter Sacyna.
The queens arent just claiming the hatching grounds; they are stealing the skies too. Junior gold Sylfaeth has risen and has been caught by Neroth, bringing Vtez back into his old occupation of Weyrsecond with an additional bonus: Sylfaeths proud rider, Weyrwomans Second Anodelle, has announced that she is pregnant and claims Vtez as the babys father.
Not long after Sylfaeth was caught, her bourbon-colored mother rose in a triumphant return to the skies, pushing all rumors aside, and claimed Telgar-born Tireth as her mate, propelling Kvar into his new status as Weyrleader. Everyone waits with baited breath to see if their mating will produce what the Weyr so desperately needs: a fertile Senior Queen. Will Alorioth clutch? Only time will tell
While the Weyr waits for the dragonets that may or may not come, the women of the Weyr have been doing their fair share where babies are concerned, keeping the crechemothers and the healers up in arms.
Green rider Nephanee gave birth to a baby girl in the middle of spring, and although she is uncertain if brown rider Clen or bronze rider Fgon is Nafelles biological father, she is pregnant once more, and is certain beyond a doubt that Fgon is her second childs sire. Green rider Tilaena gave birth to a healthy daughter, Kelaena, fathered by blue rider Kquel
even reserved Wingsecond Morgan gave into natures demands and gave birth to a fine son, fathered by none other than Assistant Weyrlingmaster Lnon. If Naecoths rider wasnt the tip of the proverbial iceburg, it seems that blue rider Heylora is pregnant once again, curiously with the arrival of Jsins daughter, fresh from Telgar
While Caufar Weyr is getting acclimated to so many new lives and the organized chaos of a new Weyrleader, the rest of the Southern Continent has turned its attention elsewhere. All eyes are upon Western Barrier Hold, waiting to see what will become of the succession now that the heir, Lhiarad, has been murdered. The only other possible heir is a woman, Lord Grudar and Lady Lhiannons only daughter, Darhian, but even her legitimate blood cannot hide her gender, not when Grudars bastard sons are clamoring for the title.
If left unmarried, Darhian stands no chance at surviving the next Turn, let alone claiming her rightful title as Lady of Western Barrier. With no other options in sight, Darhian is pledged to marry a son of Three Rivers Hold, Estaman, within the next Turn, but who knows what is in store with this ill-fated pair
And what of Lhiarads cause of death? Sent to work under Lady Nuriel and placed aboard a ship with a questionable purpose, Lhiarad was as good as dead the moment he boarded. The few Raiders caught were executed, staked for Thread
but if a few bad apples spoil a bunch, theres likely to be a barrel somewhere on the high seas. Captain Jorven is still snug on his ship, the proud Stiletto, awaiting news of a mercenary sent into Caufar Weyr
three weyrlings know way too much for the Raiders comfort, and when Berginyon locates them
who knows what will ensue?
Our game is an alternative Tenth Pass Weyr (currently in our 34th Turn), meaning that most of the material written after Renegades of Pern (including Skies and all of Todd McCafferys material) is not canon for us. Our Weyr is located on the Southern Continent and women may impress upon gold, green, blue, and even the very rare, but infamous brown impression.
No matter what type of character you choose, Caufar Weyr has a wide variety of players and the opportunity to become the movers and shakers of Pern as we know it---from queenriders to cotholders, theres little limit to how far one can go at Caufar.
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