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Universal Events / [ 29.3.2591 ] Murphy's Law
« on: April 07, 2018, 12:57:07 PM »
Murphy’s Law

29.3.2591 // 8:25 am

So far in the history of Southern Winds, the Pernese have had to deal with Snakes, Hunters, Skycoursers, Sharpfish, lethal Hatchings, cursed Wingleader positions, a lack of food—and, most recently, a sandscab infestation. But of all the things they’ve had to endure, rampant disease was not among them. However, though it might not be widely known among the general populace, the Healers have been braced for something like this for a while. Outbreaks of disease were an inevitable part of life at Fort Hold, with so many people crushed in together—and their records as well as the older members of their Craft would remember that the warmer Southern Continent always seemed to have more diseases than the North…

Flush fever was fairly uncommon in the South, and this is the first outbreak of it—much less any tropical disease—in significant numbers on the island. Because of the long incubation period before symptoms appear, the Healers aren’t sure where the outbreak began, especially since it’s affecting riders, weyrfolk, and even Crafters alike, but it’s serious enough to warrant an announcement in the Weyr. Wingleaders will have already informed their Wings earlier in the morning when gathered for duties.

During breakfast, Healer Craftmaster Brigan, under the approval of the Weyrleadership, issues a state of emergency. Those exhibiting symptoms are highly encouraged to check in at the Healer Hall for screening and treatment. While individuals with relatively mild cases may recuperate in their weyrs, they are likewise encouraged to have healthy friends or relatives check in on them from time to time. The Hall has already encountered a few cases that have developed into more advanced and life-threatening stages.

While this is going on, the Weyr will be operating with something of a skeleton crew, and some activities may even come to a halt. Movement between the Weyr and Hold will proceed as normal since flush fever is not contagious among humans, and dragonkin cannot catch it.

Flush Fever –
Spoiler for Information & Symptoms:
Flush fever is a tropical disease characterized by high fever, headache, vomiting, muscle and joint pain, and the symptom that gives it its name—a reddened skin rash. Symptoms usually begin three to fourteen days after infection, and recovery usually takes between three and seven days after onset. Even after recuperation from the disease, feelings of fatigue can last for many weeks.

In rare cases, symptoms can worsen as the fever diminishes, resulting in severe bleeding and associated anemia, low blood pressure, and shock. This potentially lethal form of the disease is more common in children and young adults.

(For those interested in this sort of thing, the vector for this disease is mosquitos, and it’s modeled after Dengue fever.)



IC Thread

Participating
Brigan
Elrethra || Tresrissa
Sionann


Checked In
Eimerra || Rinneir || Tolanna
Droissa || Nieve || Penderton || C'dus || Saviavi || Nealros || Bekareni || F'erro || T'rel || R'ael
T'ghen || Niphredon
Aldrekayn || K'mar || Callista || M'kale || Z'tai || Phaedralena || N'iko || Kharismene || Saleizo
J'ken || T'veck
Velatha



Participation
Standard event participation practice applies. Post in the event thread or here giving us a sentence or two as to what your character might be doing at this time. If you miss 5 events in a row, your account will be deemed inactive. If you are posting elsewhere but skipping the events, remember : we do not require IC participation. Simply post here under your Player account and let us know what's going on with your character.

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Announcements & Events / Custom Firelizard Template
« on: April 03, 2018, 08:58:48 PM »
Firelizard PSD Commission

Another new art update! We now have our own custom firelizard template, created by cweinman, the same artist that has done our Hunter, Beach Snake, Sharpfish, Wher, and Hatchling art.


These are for SWW only, but we're happy to let other people color and use these templates for their characters here. Should you wish to get the PSD file, simply PM the Southern Records account or pop on Discord in the Admin Help channel and we'll get you the file.

Beyond that, at least the staff will be using this for any firelizard clutches we host in the future. :3 We hope you like it!



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Universal Events / [ 23.3.2591 ] Infestation
« on: March 24, 2018, 02:39:21 PM »
Infestation

23.3.2591 // 6:10 am

After an otherwise calm first half of the month, the hits start rolling in again when the Fishers make a disastrous discovery early in the morning. The Hall had been making strides in stockpiling some cured fish, salted and preserved in barrels to keep the meat usable longer as the catches in the Cove begin to dry up. Before the latest stores could be moved into the depth of the Weyr’s preserving caverns, they are compromised by an insectoid threat.

Sandscabs are a notorious pest on Fort Island; while they couldn’t survive on the milder beaches of the Northern Continent, they were previously common around the coasts of Ista and the southern settlements. None had been particularly upset about them apparently going extinct during the Pass—but as with many things, they’ve carved out a place for themselves in what does remain of Pern. Small as fleas but numerous in number, they infest—and nest—in decaying organic matter on the edges of the sea, laying thousands of eggs that, in turn, hatch into thousands of larva and render meat and vegetation alike unusable.

It’s a disappointing revelation, once the Fishers realize that turns of use and damage to the barrels have allowed sandscabs inside. So it’s going to be a rough morning, as they and the riders of Beach Wing have to empty the barrels further down the beach—away from where fishing is being conducted for the day—and burn it all in hopes of eradicating the problem. No doubt, spare Candidates doing chores will be pulled into the work too, and some of Prairie may forego their morning drills to aid in the effort as well.



IC Thread

Participating
Phenust
Fisk || Ysveta || Mauddra
Kharismene
Calladren
Halirina
Eimerra
Sionann


Checked In
Oarlen || Vickmarra || K'zaya || Nycolus || Tayvelle || Sokon || Wa'by || Nalata || T'vye || W'thir || X'kis || D'mir || H'riel || Berlya
Eimerra, Tolanna, Rinneir
Fisk || Ysveta || Inanna || M'dak || Mauddra || Allevaithe
J'ken || T'veck
K'mar || Callista || M'kale || Z'tai || Aldrekayn || Phaedralena || N'iko || Kharismene
V'len || Calladren || Araena || Kaladesi || U'thar || Kyohei
Droissa || Nieve || Penderton || C'dus || Saviavi || Nealros || Bekareni || F'erro || T'rel || R'ael
Velatha
 



Participation
Standard event participation practice applies. Post in the event thread or here giving us a sentence or two as to what your character might be doing at this time. If you miss 5 events in a row, your account will be deemed inactive. If you are posting elsewhere but skipping the events, remember : we do not require IC participation. Simply post here under your Player account and let us know what's going on with your character.

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Announcements & Events / Gold Flights and Ranked Rules Adjustments
« on: March 15, 2018, 03:28:28 PM »
Gold Flights and Ranked Rules

So we have a couple of new things we wanted to announce, along with Oriath rising. 8D

A bit ago we did a clarification of ranked characters, and we’ve adjusted somewhat the rules for ranked characters:

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Make an IC post at least once every week and participate in events.  Plot out threads pertaining to rank with possible admin guidance. Given our ever changing plot, if your character obtains a rank, we may require that character to become an adoptable character. If you become inactive for 2 weeks, they will be put up for adoption and become playable by staff or they will drop off in whatever manner is specified in their profile and the rank will be lost – depending on what suits the plot best. You may reclaim the character upon your return. If your character was once an adoptable NPC, they will again become such until someone readopts them.

The rule did not used to require ranked characters to become adoptable, and they would simply lose their rank. This new adjustment allows some flexibility regarding the ranked position. We thought that necessary as we created a new opportunity for people to move up into a ranked position with their characters regarding the Contenders.

Gold Flight Contenders gives people the opportunity to move up into the position of Weyrleader if they participate in a Gold Flight. This isn’t meant to be a competition, really. We just wanted to know who might be comfortable taking on a ranked character when the opportunity arose.

We don’t want to overly stress the importance of the weyrleaders here at SWW, as we strive to create important events that everyone can participate in. Not just ranked riders. But we also understand that this might be an area of interest for some people, or their characters, and it might be something they might want to explore. So we’ve laid out what it means and how we’d like to handle it.

If you have questions regarding this, concerns, suggestions, etc, as always, please let us know in this thread or discord. <3

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Rider Assignments / Gold Flight Contenders
« on: March 15, 2018, 03:18:58 PM »
Gold Flight Contenders

Here at Southern Winds, we occasionally have open Gold Flights where we allow the winner to be a Rider chosen at random. However, we don’t want to surprise a player with a Ranked Rider’s responsibilities, especially if that player either doesn’t want it or isn’t sure what those responsibilities might be. While we all like to have fun, relax, and RP, we do like to have some minimal activity requirements for our Ranked Riders and prevent one person from having too many ranked characters. That being said, this thread is being created to allow people to sign up for Contender positions.

What is a Contender?
Bronze, Brown, and Black Riders of age who want to participate in a Gold Flight who wish to possibly be a winner. The Player of the character will accept the Ranked OOC responsibilities should their character win. This means having minimal activity on the site and accepting admin guidance of their character during the duration of their ranked term – either until they lose the next Gold Flight or they do something ICly to become demoted.

What are Ranked Character Requirements?
Per our rules:
Members are allowed to make/adopt a max of 2 ranked characters. Staff will only have a max of 3 ranked characters.

Make an IC post at least once every week and participate in events.  Plot out threads pertaining to rank with possible admin guidance. Given our ever changing plot, if your character obtains a rank, we may require that character to become an adoptable character. If you become inactive for 2 weeks, they will be put up for adoption and become playable by staff or they will drop off in whatever manner is specified in their profile and the rank will be lost – depending on what suits the plot best. You may reclaim the character upon your return. If your character was once an adoptable NPC, they will again become such until someone readopts them.

Let us stress:
If the character was not adoptable before obtaining the rank, they will need to become adoptable if they become ranked. We will keep your other preferences in mind, but for the sake of the site, and the plot, it may become necessary for the staff to play a ranked character in the event someone, for any number of reasons, takes a leave of absence or otherwise leaves the site.

What is admin guidance?
We will never tell you how to play your character, but we may ask you to create an event, respond to a particular event, or ask that something does not happen to your character for the sake of the plot. I.E. We may ask that your character forgo being injured in a hunter thread, or we might ask that they be injured. We will never ask anything out of character and we’ll never do anything to your character without your permission or that goes beyond your own mauling permissions.

Withdrawing a Contender
You may choose to remove a character from this list at any time, by responding to this thread, up until said character becomes ranked.

Sign up to be a Contender:
Simply fill out the form and reply to this thread.
Code: [Select]
Character Name : [{Name}]
Dragon Name : [dragon]Dragon[/dragon]
Age of Character :
I give the Staff of SWW permission to make [{name}] adoptable by submitting this and understand I may withdraw this permission at any time up until said character becomes ranked.

Current Contenders

S'bok of Neisoth - Currently holds Weyrleader Rank
B'ron of Leremith - Currently holds Weyrsecond Rank
X'kis of Maelboroth - Currently holds Weyrsecond Rank
N'iko of Astaroth
V'len of Redrenth
Z'tai of Jenrath


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Brown Riders / Re: W'thir [34.06.2566 9th Pass] | Brown Weyrling
« on: March 14, 2018, 08:44:23 PM »

Image Credit:
Link to line art.
Colored by SirAlahn
Dragon Details

Name:
Kelsameth
Pronounced:
[ KELL-sah-meth ]
Color:
Brown
Date of Birth:
33.10.2590 9th Interval.
Place of Birth:
Southern Winds Weyr
Clutch Mother:
Imyth
Clutch Father:
Maelboroth
Measurements:
Mature Length: 31.6M
Mature Height: 6.4M
Mature Wingspan: 54.5M

General Appearance...

Kelsameth is not a dragon of extreme markings. Much of his hide matches the brown of klah mixed with milk, though it does hold some subtle texturing like treated leather. His spine and ridges are a fuzz darker, straying more toward bistre; this color also appears in a smudged patch low on his chest and belly, slightly darkening his paws, and on the tip of his tail. The rest of his underside is the same fawn color his wings are when he hatches -- but his wingsails will darken as he gets older until that soft, light color remains only near the bones of his wings.


Kelsameth is a tiny thing when he hatches, almost petite looking as far as Browns go. It's not that he's scrawny, he's just diminutive. When he's fully grown, he'll still be on the fairly small side, with a dainty appearance and long legs that add to that impression. He's still only of an average height, however, and the width of his wingspan is too. But he does have broad sails that make for prolonged gliding and a fair bit of momentum when he gets going.

Personality...

Mind Voice: Kelsameth has a sweet, high voice that makes him sound shyer and more delicate than he really is. It's difficult to take him seriously even when he's angry, which he hates, and he just doesn't have a voice suited for sounding authoritative or intimidating. Beyond that, he is a very vocal dragon when it comes to making noises, and will continue to trill, purr, and chirp into adulthood.

Likes:
Manners : You don't have to be overly stiff and formal, but politeness goes a long way with him. He can be a little pretentious and judgmental about people who do something he considers rude.

Structure : This Brown likes things to make sense. Leaving anything up to chance or chaos is unappealing to him, and some sort of order or structure seems the best way to combat that. He can get a bit flustered if he's forced to violate one for some reason, and even more so if he sees others purposefully bucking against it.

Dislikes:
Being Talked Over : Kelsameth knows that he doesn't sound very commanding, so it makes him particularly upset when someone interrupts him and drowns him out or doesn't listen to what he has to say. He has a bit of a sore spot about being pushed to the wayside.

Carelessness : Kelsameth cares -- a lot -- and wants you to as well. Not being on time, not following the rules, and especially not putting your complete effort into something frustrates him, and W'thir will probably be treated to him ranting about other weyrlings he sees as just. not. caring enough.

Strengths:

* MANAGEMENT : Were he human, Kelsameth would make a great secretary, being the sort that could untangle miles of bureaucratic red tape with little fuss. He's very smart and has an easy time understanding the logistics and implications of certain situations. He's as 'bookish' and studious as any dragon can be, with the ability to quickly understand complex concepts -- even if, due to the nature of dragon memory, he will forget it later.

* FIRM : Others may think he's fragile or a shrinking violet because he's quiet a lot, but Kelsameth is no pushover. Nor is he a coward. If he says no, he means no, and he's not prone to being fickle or unable to make up his mind. He does his best to be diplomatic about disagreements, but it's not in his nature to bend just to avoid an argument. And when it's worth it to him, he will tell you what for -- even if his words are rushed, indignant, and unsteady with emotion.

Weaknesses:

* PERFECTIONIST : Not in the sense that he's paralyzed with anxiety, but that he's prone to spreading himself too thin or taking on too many responsibilities because, well, it'll just get done right if he does it himself. Kelsameth has a difficult time letting go and trusting others to get the job done, though he doesn't mean it maliciously. He just likes to be in control of anything that might affect him. (It's true he can be a little high-strung and neurotic about it, though.)

* KLUTZ : This Brown is really, really not graceful on the ground. Even at his hatching, Kelsameth was unsteady on his feet, and it will take him longer to stop lurching around and get his balance as he grows. He's very self-conscious about it, and for this reason tends to plant himself somewhere and refuse to move until he and W'thir absolutely need to or he can fly to their destination.

Dragon Speech Code: This is what your dragon's voice will look like. Background: #8A643B; Text: #E6CEB3

Member Info...

Anything Else:
Made per the process outlined at the Optional Weyrling Application. Please let us know via PM if you choose to accept or reject this dragon.

We hope you like him! :love:

Coded by SanctifiedSavage for SWW


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Announcements & Events / An update to events
« on: March 10, 2018, 02:59:37 PM »

Updating Events

In an effort to make it a bit more clear what events are still being actively roleplayed in, have threads open, etc we've changed the message icons to reflect that in the Events RP Board - Universal Events & Construction Events

Now, if an event has an open IC thread, the icon will appear as:


Once the staff has closed an event, it'll show up as:


We will also post a banner in the topic to indicate that it has been closed, though this doesn't mean that the event can't be played out in other threads, request to be reopened, posted in for questions, or be checked in with characters.

We're hoping that this will make it easier to figure out which events are active, at a glance, in the appropriate forums should someone want to participate in events that are still active but might not have a post in the IC Recent box.

Hopefully this is as helpful as we want it to be.  :love: If you guys have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please let us know here or discord!

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Holders / Re: Ryneppa [ 04.05.2567 / Holder ]
« on: March 06, 2018, 06:35:32 PM »

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Announcements & Events / Multimonth Overview
« on: March 02, 2018, 05:18:22 PM »
Recent Events

13.1.2591 – Raids in the NightOOC
The peace of a crisp morning is shattered when the Farmers and Herders enter the Weyr Bowl to a scene of chaos. Skycoursers, previously only seen high in their mountain aeries, have broken into small beast coops during the night in search of food. Those firelizards who presume to drive them off do not fare much better against such vicious predators.

19.1.2591 – Backalley BrawlOOC
Fort Hold’s sordid past is making an appearance once again. Now distanced from the Weyr’s martial law, some Holders are interested picking up their old habits. Held in the secret quiet of back tunnels, the island’s first wher fight is held.

32.1.2591 – Strike It RichOOC
The small group of Miners still working away at the tunnels rather than the Hold are rewarded for their efforts by the discovery of a rich iron deposit. This new source of metal will no doubt mean tool repairs, and maybe even blades. But some Holders may be unhappy with the distraction this proves to be to the Miners previously helping them with construction.

1.2.2591 – Utaith's FlightOOC
On a windy, wintry day, Mountain Reserve Utaith takes to the skies for her annual flight.

6.2.2591 – Maiden VoyageOOC
The fisher's work on their sea ship has finally terminated, and on a frosty morning, early risers gather to see the crew off on their first multi-day voyage into the open ocean.

14.2.2591 – Kill The MessengerOOC
The Hunters have are certainly not allowing themselves to be forgotten, and a well-timed attack leaves residents of the Mine Hall and Prairie Wing reeling from their organisation.

22.2.2591 – Damerinth's FlightOOC
With the sun staining the sky, X'hos's Damerinth calls the males of the Weyr to impress her and win her affections.

31.2.2591 – Can't Beat GravityOOC
While the ongoing mining and construction has been going rather well, all that changes when some of the tunnels collapse in a cave-in.
[/spoiler]


Post in the event thread or OOC Thread with just a sentence or two as to what your character might be doing for the various events. If you miss 5 events in a row, your account will be deemed inactive. If you are posting elsewhere but skipping the events, remember : we do not require IC participation. Simply post there under your Player account and let us know what's going on with your character.



New on the Forum

Regarding Kalestath’s Flight
An explanation of why the Flight of the Senior Queen was not held as an event.

New Tags & Eggs
We’ve changed the way that open threads and events are tagged! Along with that come some new award eggs.



Fun Distractions

If you have any open threads and you'd like them listed, let us know.
In-Depth Character Prompts - For SOLO Threads

Creative Endeavors
A forum for members to post artwork, writing, or anything else. Members only, of course, so anything posted is just for us.

So You've Had A Bad Day
The much sought after Rant thread. <3 Members only.

Pronunciation Guide
Come listen to how we say our characters' names, then submit your own. Good times. Members only.

Rotating Profile Pictures
How do!

Character Gifs
Come spam this thread with your silly gifs that represent your character in some way!

Character Play List
Come share your play lists, song choices, and whatever else musically involved with your characters.

Character Play List for Spotify
You can listen to it compiled, now, too, if you have Spotify. There will soon be a browser embed version too, Aster promises. Members only.

Words of the Day
Share cool words, inspired by writing or anything else.

The Stereotype Game
What stereotypical character traits have you let your characters take on?

Character Confessions
Share your character's confessions here. No bearing on IC; no one is going to magically know this information in character just because it's shared out of character.

Quotes Porn
We like our quotes here, be it Pern related or otherwise. These aren't the in-character quotes, that's below.
 
Contribute to Southern Winds Weyr

Quote Depository
Yes, this is where all of those quotes up at the top of the site come from.

Become a Weyr Outrider
If you want to help SWW advertise, here's how.  If you post 30 ads at new sites, you get an egg, and if you post at 100 more, you get another egg!

SWW "Encyclopedia"
We are endeavoring to compile our own Encyclopedia here on SWW so that all relevant setting information can be found here - not on google. Help us out!

IC Rumors and Gossip
The Weyr is like any small town. Shit gets around. Contribute to the IC rumor mill!

Rate Southern Winds
We’re listed on several topsites, but three allow reviews for the forum. If you have a moment to spare and you want to help us out, we’d really appreciate it.

Event Pacing
This is going to remain an active poll to judge how we should space events here at Southern Winds. Input greatly appreciated!

Character and Thread Appreciation
Let the people you play with know how awesome they are!

Recommend a Thread
Read a great thread recently? Think it's important to a character's story? The site plot? Suggest it here for those of us who just like to read the site!

Comments, Suggestions, and Feedback
We here at SWW love feedback. Let us know what we're doing right, what we're doing wrong, what you'd like to see more of, less of, or anything else!




It seems that the end of 2017 and beginning of 2018 have been rough on most of us. Things have been a little quieter around Southern Winds over the past few months, but we’re not going anywhere. ^_^ This overview is the composite of everything that’s gone on since December, so it’s really just a recap for those who have been with us all along, and hopefully a helpful tool for our new additions.

We won’t be awarding the Diligence Egg this month because, surprise! Alahn forgot to keep track of posts. So for that, I apologize. I’ve set up a spreadsheet to keep track of them for March, so the egg will be handed out to the member who has posted the most through this month at the start of April.

Beyond that, we hope things improve and/or keep going better for you all. Thanks for sticking around. <3


SanctifiedSavage, SirAlahn & Inki

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Construction Events / [ 31.2.2591 ] Can't Beat Gravity
« on: February 22, 2018, 11:16:42 PM »
Can’t Beat Gravity

31.2.2591 // 2:45 pm

Discouraged by the Hunter attack earlier in the month, the Holders and Crafters alike are somewhat disgruntled with the current state of the Hall. Work has slowed on the Hold for the moment, with intentions of picking it up again once the proper depth of spring rolls around to banish all the fog and prevent another such catastrophe.

At least, ideally it will.

With that in mind, the Miners have turned their attention toward the newly discovered iron deposit, working on expanding the tunnels and shoring them up in the hopes of finding more of the precious metal. But on this particular day, it seems like the mountain has other ideas…

Who knew the rock above them was less stable than it looked?



IC Thread

Participating
Kyohei
Ryneppa || Kenna


Checked In
Keron
Droissa || Nieve || Penderton || C'dus || Saviavi || Nealros || Bekareni || F'erro || T'rel || R'ael



Participation
Standard event participation practice applies. Post in the event thread or here giving us a sentence or two as to what your character might be doing at this time. If you miss 5 events in a row, your account will be deemed inactive. If you are posting elsewhere but skipping the events, remember : we do not require IC participation. Simply post here under your Player account and let us know what's going on with your character.

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Journals / Suggested Face Claims
« on: February 18, 2018, 01:59:29 AM »
Suggested Face Claims

We have a lot of character creation resources listed here. The point of this thread is for people to suggest face claims they think are interesting, pretty, different, neat, etc that they think other people will like or might find perfect for their character.

We do have a couple guidelines for posting in this thread :
* Make sure they're not already claimed here.
* List the first and last name of the suggested claim.
* Include at least one SFW picture of the claim - max width of 500px.

To make a claim from this list, reply here with the linked application.
As with the adoption bank, it's first come, first serve. This means, the first to complete an application and post it in the character creation board with a claim is the one who gets it.  :love:

Below, we'll index the suggested claims alphabetically by last name with the supplied image  in a spoiler tag so you can browse. 



A through E

Chalamet, Timothée
Spoiler for image:
Culpo, Olivia
Spoiler for image:
Ddeum, Han Eu
Spoiler for image:

F through K

Kiyoko, Hayley
Spoiler for image:

L through P

Lewis, Aiyana
Spoiler for image:
Nyong'o, Lupita
Spoiler for image:

Q through V

Sampat, Reema
Spoiler for image:

W through Z

Zimmer, Constance
Spoiler for image:

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Universal Events / [ 14.02.2591 ] Kill the Messenger
« on: February 09, 2018, 11:52:35 PM »
Kill the Messenger
14.2.2591 // 06AM

It's a nice, quiet, foggy morning. There's no wind and the clouds are sticking to the island like lice on a drudge - and it's not going anywhere soon. As Prairie goes through the routine of landing in front of Mine Hall - the worst happens.

Hunters. And they're oh so happy to see the Riders. Out of the fog and eager for a meal.

Initially, Prairie Riders are going to be the ones targeted. For obvious reasons. As the call goes up, Beach and Jungle will be responding and the giant metal doors of the Hall will be closing. Let's just all hope it's in time. ^_^



IC Thread

Participating
K'rez || Vironethian || Tresrissa || Kenna
Rinneir
Faennilin || Nishi || Keron || Tiynnalacia
R'ael || Penderton || Nealros
Jossekayne
Tavianna
J'thir


Checked In
Tolanna
B'lye || T'stann || Nishi || W'lleni || C'bryn || Galve || Kyareena || Omenya || Neriherem || Vorianna || Qailyx
Z'ryr
J'hal || Danaera || Thoridan || Arrobella
A'srian || B'ryn || K'eir || K'ran || N'lyse || Thealdrae || Xydrie
Droissa || Nieve || Penderton || C'dus || Saviavi || Bekareni || F'erro || T'rel
H'vier || Vestanna || N'aen || Vanelwynne || Noa || Syrena || Ionei || Pythia || Ellariel
Z'tai || K'mar || Phaedralena || M'kale || Callista || N'iko || Aldrekayn || Kharismene
Saer || Lorna || Arlais || Saidra || R'eso || Ilue || Kerenya || Tircin
 



Participation
Standard event participation practice applies. Post in the event thread or here giving us a sentence or two as to what your character might be doing at this time. If you miss 5 events in a row, your account will be deemed inactive. If you are posting elsewhere but skipping the events, remember : we do not require IC participation. Simply post here under your Player account and let us know what's going on with your character.

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Universal Events / [ 32.1.2591 ] Strike It Rich
« on: January 12, 2018, 01:17:29 PM »
Strike It Rich
32.1.2591 // 06:10 pm

While there have been enough small deposits of precious ores and minerals on Fort Island to sustain the barest workings of Craft and Weyr, finding larger veins is still something to be celebrated. The Miners may have been focusing the bulk of their efforts on aiding with the construction of the protective wall around the Hall—and what will eventually be the Hold—but a small contingency has still been working in the utility tunnels slowly burrowing deeper into the mountain. And on this particular day, they’ve stumbled across a thick vein of iron ore, wide and rich and promising a surge of metal for tools, repairs, and maybe even blades, if certain Holder elements manage to snag some of the substance once its been refined…

Most won’t hear this news until late in the evening when those at the Mine Hall gather for dinner, and it will no doubt be the talk of the Hall.

What does this mean?
Rumors will no doubt abound about the repercussions of this discovery—construction on the wall may slow while the Miners explore and harvest the ore. The recent resurgence of Holder interests may be less than thrilled by this prospect, since many are champing at the bit to have their efforts pay off in the form of new homes and space. And in terms of other concerns, will the Miner freely give their ore to the Weyr? Should it be traded for other goods? Do the Holders have any sort of claim on some of it given their efforts at the Hall? Tempers may end up running hot amidst all the excitement, as some will no doubt have certain opinions about what should be done with the iron and resulting steel, not to mention who should benefit from it most.



IC Thread

Participating
Kenna
Keron

Checked In
Tolanna || Rinneir
Droissa || Nieve || Penderton || C'dus || Saviavi || Nealros || Bekareni || F'erro || T'rel || R'ael
Oarlen || Sokon || Nycolus || K'zaya || X'kis || Tayvelle || Berlya || Wa'by || T'vye || D'mir || [{Hrael}] || Testhinia || Nalata
Thoridan || Arrobella || J'thir || Danaera || J'hal
B'lye || T'stann || Nishi || W'lleni || C'bryn || Galve || Tiynnalacia || Kyareena || Omenya || Neriherem || Vorianna || Qailyx
 



Participation
Standard event participation practice applies. Post in the event thread or here giving us a sentence or two as to what your character might be doing at this time. If you miss 5 events in a row, your account will be deemed inactive. If you are posting elsewhere but skipping the events, remember : we do not require IC participation. Simply post here under your Player account and let us know what's going on with your character.

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Weyrling Announcements / Re: Weyrling Graduation Records
« on: January 07, 2018, 05:20:44 PM »
Weyrling Class of 2588

Attending Weyrlingmaster
C'ren of Amsmith

Jungle Wing
Haithen of Saissith

Beach Wing
H'riel of Dwalath
Nishi of Xasheyth

Prairie Wing
D'von of Jabyth
N'ves of Ultonth
Iayla of Moskelath
Ver'dar of Irrakith
Ianathe of Ashineth
Marika of Kelith
Nalise of Hiakimth
Rinneir of Deyith
Xydrie of Meonaith
Zilanie of Weskath

Extenuating Circumstances
N/A

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Universal Events / [ 19.1.2591 ] Backalley Brawl
« on: December 16, 2017, 05:13:41 PM »
Backalley Brawl
19.1.2591 // 11:25 pm

There are certainly those who hoped that Southern Winds would be a new start, distancing the Pernese from their sordid past at Fort Hold toward the end of the Pass. Perhaps some even believe that, either through genuine idealism or denial. Nevertheless, many have regarded a return to those old habits as an inevitable occurrence now that the Holders are no longer living in the Weyr—and some have even worked directly toward that end.

Things are slow to pick up, furtive and well-hidden from those who would interfere. So this first small gathering—a brief night of wher fighting in little used tunnels at the back of Mine Hall—is a marked event to those who have been wishing for a little familiarity. A testing of the waters, if you will.

Marks and drink may be few and far between these days, but that’s hardly going to stop anyone from enjoying themselves, is it?

Can my character be involved?
Except for a few instances, most certainly yes! Dragon riders won’t be in attendance, obviously, and proper Holders likely have either not heard about the event, or were apathetic enough not to care about reporting it. Anyone else who would have been involved in the seedy side of the Hold—regardless of background—is a candidate for having had the news whispered to them by some other contact. Former wher fighters and gang members are the most likely attendees, but if it makes logical sense for your character to be there, live your dreams. ^_^



IC Thread

Participating
Nealros
Meyelthra

Checked In
Droissa || Nieve || Penderton || C'dus || Saviavi || Bekareni || F'erro || T'rel || R'ael
B'lye || T'stann || Nishi || W'lleni || C'bryn || Galve || Tiynnalacia || Kyareena || Omenya || Neriherem || Keron || Vorianna || Qailyx
L'ren || Thiis || Esclamonde || Isotarïne || Velatha || I'ryn || Notkerric || T'vil || T'kray || Halraen
TolannaRinneir
Renolus
A'srian || B'ryn || K'eir || K'ran || N'lyse || Thealdrae || Xydrie
Arrobella || Thoridan || J'hal || J'thir || Danaera
Saidra || R'eso || Arlais || Ilue || Saer || Lorna || Kerenya || Tircin



Participation
Standard event participation practice applies. Post in the event thread or here giving us a sentence or two as to what your character might be doing at this time. If you miss 5 events in a row, your account will be deemed inactive. If you are posting elsewhere but skipping the events, remember : we do not require IC participation. Simply post here under your Player account and let us know what's going on with your character.

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Announcements & Events / New Tags & Eggs
« on: December 13, 2017, 09:06:49 AM »

There be Tags

With the new update to the forum, we have a new tagging system that we're going to be trying out. Rather than listing the Open Threads, and various other important threads, at the bottom of the forum we now have a tag that will be designating them.

Now, there should be a link along the top of the forum that will allow you to both see our tags across the board and search for posts within that respective tag. I.E. If you want to search through the Open Threads we have, you can click on the Open tag and it'll populate a list of all the open threads we currently have.

Spoiler for What it should look like:
Next to the My Messages you can find the Tags link:


Nice display of threads. It'll only show the recently tagged threads until you click on a specific tag.

For now, we're thinking about tagging these specific sort of threads : OOC Announcements, Construction Events, Universal Events, Monthly Overviews, Weyrling Lessons, Specific Wing Events, Candidate Lessons, Crafter Events, and Mine Hall Events.

The tags will only display current events and are meant to help you navigate threads that you can actively participate in or that may actively affect characters, as well as listing OOC threads that have news or interesting things that have happened on the forum.



Monthly Egg Claim

This is a monthly 'event' that we'll be running for people that are active on SWW. :love: There are two different eggs that you can be awarded each month based on your posts for the previous month. It's meant to be something we give you for sticking around and posting. ^_^

The first egg is the Diligence Egg.
Awarded to those that post 50 IC posts in a month. It can be with any number of characters, in any number of threads, events, etc. 50 IC posts in a month is roughly 1 IC post a day then some extras sprinkled here and there.

To claim the Diligence Egg, you simply claim it as you would any other award at the beginning of the month - listing the characters that brought you to your 50 IC goal. No, you don't have to list ALL 50 IC posts. Just the characters that got you there. <3

Example: I want to claim the Diligence egg with Haithen, Meyelthra, and A'yara for December.

Then a staff member will ensure the IC post count hits 50 for the month of December, then you get the egg. :excited: Simple!

Then, when January rolls around we'll check and see if anyone has kept their Diligence egg. This means that if you don't maintain your 50 IC posts in a month, we'll take the egg away. :shock:

But don't worry, you can always try for it next month!

The second egg is the Discipline Egg.
This egg is awarded to whomever posts the MOST in one month. With a few stipulations, of course. No one member can win this egg two months in a row, and a staff member can only win this egg every other month.

There is no claiming the Discipline egg, we'll be awarding it at the beginning of the month as we post our Monthly Overview. <3



We hope you gais will be just as excited about these new things as we are. As always, if you have concerns, questions, suggestions - especially regarding tags and if you'd like to see more - be sure to let us know! Post in this thread, hit us up on discord, or feel free to PM the Southern Records account!

17
Announcements & Events / Incoming Forum Updates
« on: December 10, 2017, 05:52:36 PM »
It's Time Again...

Just giving a heads up that it's time for the forum software upgrades again. Alahn will be starting them late tonight and probably over into tomorrow; things may break, and we may have to fix them. We're hoping that it will be smoother than he's fearing. 8D In any case, we'll be doing a full site backup beforehand as a precaution, and we'll reply here once the initial updating is done with notes about what it might take him a little more time to fix.

See you on the other side. :love:

18
Announcements & Events / Regarding Kalestath’s Flight
« on: December 09, 2017, 01:30:00 AM »
Flight Announcemnt

It likely hasn’t gone unnoticed that the Senior Queen’s Flight was removed from the sidebar events, and has not been posted as an official thread. Scheduling issues have delayed this announcement past when we meant to put it up; but in the interest of transparency, we wanted to give some heads up about the situation.

We elected not to host Kalestath’s Flight as an official event because we felt it would be unfairly leading you all on regarding whether, at this current point in time, characters other than S’bok and Neisoth had a chance of winning. For plot purposes, and to ensure that we still have more mutations available for future clutches, they will not be ousted from their position as Weyrleaders—for this turn, at least.

Oriath and Imyth’s Flights—and eventually Minath’s, when she matures—will still be held as open, official events because their situations are a little more flexible. Kalestath’s subsequent Flights will again be hosted as events once we have some more physically mature Black dragons. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

For the purposes of records, Kalestath’s Flight took place beginning in the morning of 5.1.2591, and was won once again by Neisoth.

19
Lesser Fauna / Re: Wherry
« on: December 09, 2017, 12:31:41 AM »

Skycourser


Commissioned by Beasty, Art by Christina Weinman specifically for SWW

The Basics
These are the largest predatory wherry that Pern has to offer. Growing up to 2M from beak tip to tail, a wingspan up to 4.5M, and can weigh up to 20lbs. Females are the biggest of the species, roughly 25% larger than the males. The Skycourser are a dark brown and white wherry with a hooked beak and curved talons that prey on just about anything smaller than them – fire lizards, other wherry, fish, rabbit, chicken, baby animals of just about any variety. They are opportunistic hunters that were tamed and trained prior to the Pass to provide protection from wild fire lizards and other wherry.

Taming Prior to SWW
They are trained by Coursers, a skilled Beast Crafter who raises a Skycourser from hatching. While they are not telepathic nor empathetic, the Skycoursers can be taught commands much like a wher can and are very attached to the Courser that raises them, that they ‘Imprint’ to as a hatchling. Enough so that should the Courser die, the Skycourser must be put down as no one else will be able to take over the training.

Because Skycoursers are very much 'wild' animals, they do not share handlers --  i.e., a Courser cannot bond to a wher after a Skycourser has imprinted to them, as the territorial wher and Skycourser will fight. The exception to this is that if an individual is already bonded to a wher when their Skycourser imprints, the wherry will grow to adulthood accustomed to the wher and will not fight it. Under no circumstances, however, will a Courser be able to have more than one Skycourser.

Skycoursers, while being trained and once fully trained, wear ‘blinders’. It’s leather headgear, much like a runner’s, that limits their field of view. They are also led around by a harness, much like the straps around a dragon’s body, as they are too big to perch on a Courser once fully grown. A Skycourser that is imprinted will obsessively follow their Courser around and the blinders prevent them from being easily startled. Even so, a Skycourser should be given a wide berth.

Currently
Due to the devastation of the Pass and the lack of necessity, the training and upkeep of Skycourser has been lost. The knowledge and know how exists in the crafthall in records, but there are currently no one in the Hall that has a Skycourser. There are, however, Skycourser on the island. They roost in the mountains and hunt all over the island.

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Announcements & Events / The November Overview
« on: December 03, 2017, 01:06:11 PM »
Recent Events

22.10.2590 - Egg Touching - OOC
With Imyth's clutch now hardened on the Sands, the Candidates are invited for a traditional touching ceremony in the hopes of increasing their chances of Impressing when the eggs hatch.

22.10.2590 - Rider's Bet VI - OOC
Once the Candidates have finished their ceremony, the graduated riders gather to bet, drink, and have fun. Non-riders can attend only by invitation.

33.10.2590 - Imyth's Hatching - OOC
As the Weyr is sleeping, Imyth's clutch begins to shake, and the Weyr awakes to the humming of a hatching. All 12 eggs hatch without incident, their brown father Maelboroth seeming to prove himself with healthy, and newly impressed hatchlings.

34.10.2590 - Alleshask's Run - OOC
Breaking out into the howling Weyrbowl, Galleweyne's Alleshask calls the male whers of the Weyr to run for her.

37.10.2590 - Weyrling Graduation & End of Turn - OOC Graduation & OOC End of Turn
With the turn winding to a close, Weyrling Classes of 2588 are ready for graduation, and a simple ceremony in the Weyrbowl sees them all assigned to their wings. Later that evening, both Weyr and Hall turn out to celebrate Turn's End, and a night of festivities ensue well into the night and the next day.

05.01.2591 - Iluesk's Run - OOC
Midway through the evening, Iluesk of Ilue challenges potential suitors to chase for her first Run.

Post in the event thread or OOC Thread with just a sentence or two as to what your character might be doing for the various events. If you miss 5 events in a row, your account will be deemed inactive. If you are posting elsewhere but skipping the events, remember : we do not require IC participation. Simply post there under your Player account and let us know what's going on with your character.



New on the Forum

Given NaNo and the beginning of the holiday season, November was a rather quiet month for SWW. As such, there are no OOC announcements to report for the month! Keep an eye out for some in the next few days, however, regarding Kalestath's Flight this turn and some important character openings.




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Share cool words, inspired by writing or anything else.

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November just flew by, huh? Between NaNoWriMo, RL responsibilities, and American Thanksgiving, things have been busy and a bit hectic for many OOC. This sort of quietness is pretty typical towards the end of the year with so many seasonal holidays back to back, as well as the end of semester for some of you. Nevertheless, SWW isn't going anywhere! It's been almost four years since we opened now, and we're honored to still have so many people along for the ride. Even if posting is a little slower this time of year, no worries:  as ever, SWW is meant to be a relaxing, fun place.

We've also crossed over in IC time to 2591 too! It's impressive to look back on all the things we've collectively built, given that Southern Winds' IC timeline started midway through 2589. From all of us, we hope the close of 2017 treats you well, and that you'll still be here with us in both the coming year and the new turn. <3


SanctifiedSavage, SirAlahn, Aster & Inki

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Brown Riders / Re: C'bryn [ 11.07.2567 / Brown Weyrling ]
« on: November 11, 2017, 12:40:33 AM »

Image Credit:
Link to line art.
Colored by SirAlahn
Dragon Details

Name:
Otoloth
Pronounced:
[ OH-toh-loth ]
Color:
Brown
Date of Birth:
33.10.2590 9th Interval.
Place of Birth:
Southern Winds Weyr
Clutch Mother:
Imyth
Clutch Father:
Maelboroth
Measurements:
Mature Length: 30.2M
Mature Height: 7M
Mature Wingspan: 54M

General Appearance...

Much of Otoloth's hide is a deep ash brown, tending more toward a brown than a greyish cast that gives him the soft appearance of suede or treated leather. His coloration is gentle rather than bright or flashy, fairly smooth in appearance. The most notable part of his markings is the long stripe that runs down his body; connected at his nose, there is one that runs along his spine to just above his flanks, and one that spans the underside of his neck and underbelly all the way to the tip of his tail. A deep hickory or walnut color depending on the ambient light, it makes him look almost as though he's been painted with a racing stripe the same color as his claws. Otoloth's wingsails are a reddish cedar, with faintly darker markings near the joints of his wings almost like a wood grain. Throughout, his hide is speckled with subtle specks almost like flecks of mica, and which almost disappear when he's shadowed.

Short in length for a Brown, Otoloth will always be a rather small and narrow creature -- lanky, perhaps. He's tall at the shoulder for a dragon of his size, with long limbs and tail. As a dragonet, he looks like he's been stretched out, but in time he'll grow into these proportions some. His wingspan is longer than average, but he's possessed of narrow sails that will make him very maneuverable and quick for his color -- but never an endurance flyer. With time, his skinniness will smooth out into lithe muscle.

Personality...

Mind Voice: Otoloth's voice isn't smooth, exactly -- there's too much warmth and confidence in it, with a faint roughness to it that sounds friendly rather than threatening. He laughs easily, a low and deep sound that sharpens into an earnest cackle at the jokes he finds funniest. He talks somewhat fast, a low baritone that deepens to a bass when he's angry.

Likes:
Comfort : Otoloth isn't a lazy dragon by any stretch of the imagination; but when it comes to his downtime, he wants to be at ease and comfortable both. He'll fuss over his sleeping couch until he finds just the right spot, or go lay in the grass of the Weyr Bowl if he can find an unoccupied place. He values his comfort and can be downright grouchy if it is disturbed in some fashion.

Having a Family : Not in the sense that he wants to catch a Gold and father children, but that he wants to surround himself and C'bryn with a solid, dependable support structure that goes beyond what would classically be considered the boundaries of friendship. He enjoys having close and lasting relationships with people, and above all spending time with them -- even if that time is just companionable silence in some instances.

Dislikes:
Delays : This Brown is the sort of person that would have something scheduled for every hour of every day if left to his own devices -- and that kind of busy schedule suits him, though he does understand that allotting time to relax or decompress is necessary for himself and C'bryn. Even so, he dislikes having his schedule delayed or put off for any reason, and people who show up late or finish work slowly will ever get on his nerves.

Broken Promises : To Otoloth, everyone's word is binding. If you tell him you're going to do something or not, you'd better stick to it, or he's going to give you a piece of his mind. He's inflexible in this, not understanding that sometimes, people might have very good reasons to break promises.

Strengths:

* CHARISMATIC : Otoloth is a charmer. Not in an overly flirtatious sense -- except, teasingly, to C'bryn -- but he's warm, engaging, dependable, and has a silver enough tongue to smooth over all but the most heinous of faux pas he might ever commit… not that he's prone to committing them anyway. Otoloth inherently understands how to make others like him, how to appeal to their generosity or better nature, or tone things down if he's dealing with someone more serious. Underneath it all, he's a very positive and supportive dragon, and believes that everyone has useful talents even if they aren't readily apparent.

* TAKES CHARGE : Perhaps it's just coincidence. Perhaps it was one of the things that drew him to her in the first place. But Otoloth is every bit the authoritative, confident order-giver C'bryn seems to like. That's not to say that this Brown throws his weight around or thinks he should be heeded just because of his color. He knows he'll have to earn the respect of others and prove himself to be the leader he knows he is:  but that's a challenge he'll happily rise to and fully expects himself to surpass.

Weaknesses:

* PEDANTIC : Otoloth believes whole-heartedly in the rules. He has, perhaps, too much good faith in those that made them in the first place, as he believes that such restrictions would have been bucked against and changed already if they weren't satisfactory to everyone. As such, he will resist rebelling himself for every reason but the best ones. Similarly, he relishes a chance to show off his learning and knowledge, which will no doubt seem insufferable and presumptuous to some. This Brown can come across as a bit of a know-it-all.

* OVERBEARING : With all the other facets of his personality, this dragon can unintentionally push others to the wayside if they don't go toe to toe with him, are slower, or simply don’t make it obvious that they want to share the spotlight with him. Otoloth thinks fast, moves fast, and will move like a whirlwind through situations, dictating actions and giving out orders, assuming that he knows best and others would argue with him if they disagreed. He won't hold it against anyone who objects, as he thinks feedback will only improve his leadership -- and Otoloth is far from a tyrant -- but he may inadvertently bruise some feelings of the shyer or more submissive at heart.

Dragon Speech Code: This is what your dragon's voice will look like. Background: #825339; Text: #2b1b12


Member Info...

Anything Else:
We hope you like him! :love:

Coded by SanctifiedSavage for SWW


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Announcements & Events / The October Overview
« on: November 03, 2017, 03:02:32 PM »
Recent Events

32.09.2590 - Silver Rain - OOC
This is SWW's first past event! While this advances the timeline up to this date in 2590, the event itself is a Threadfall shift in 2576.

06.10.2590 - Rock the Boat - OOC
With the Weyr and Fishers now regularly hunting sharpfish, the creatures strike back by attacking boats in the Cove.

13.10.2590 - Wher Training Classes - OOC
The Peacekeepers host a wher training class in the front half of the wher cave, where it is dark and cool enough that goggles or blindfolds aren't needed. Anyone who owns a wher, regardless of age, is welcome to attend!

20.10.2590 - Ariyath's Flight - OOC
Early in the morning, Callista's Ariyath calls the male dragons of the Weyr to chase her.

Post in the event thread or OOC Thread with just a sentence or two as to what your character might be doing for the various events. If you miss 5 events in a row, your account will be deemed inactive. If you are posting elsewhere but skipping the events, remember : we do not require IC participation. Simply post there under your Player account and let us know what's going on with your character.



New on the Forum

Award Flood
We know how much all of you like award eggs, so have some more! A ton more.

Reserve Wingriders
Ever wondered what happens to old or disabled riders who can't participate in full Wing duties? Now we have an answer!

Runnerbeast Info Expansion
Thanks to Beasty, we now have more information about runners!

Weyrling Guide Update
We've updated the graduation notes to reflect our new method for processing weyrlings, since the information that was there was outdated.




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Between sickness, school, and other RL responsibilities, October has been a busy month for a lot of us. Despite that, we're still trucking along! We've got another Hatching coming up soon, as well as some other fun events planned for the future -- and we're almost about to embark on a new IC year! We've come along way since our timeline began midway through 2589, and we couldn't have done it without you.

We hope November gets a bit easier for everyone, though we know the upcoming holiday season can be rough too. Even if you need to step away for a little bit to deal with RL, we'll always be happy to have you back. And thank you for bearing with us during our own busy schedules. Take care, all!


SanctifiedSavage, SirAlahn, Aster & Inki

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Rider Assignments / Reserve Wingriders
« on: October 15, 2017, 04:23:28 PM »
A Note on Disabled and Old Riders in Wings

This thread provides another update to provide some information about a unique aspect of rider life. It's not something that was covered very in depth in the books, either with regard to older riders or those who have developed disabilities. But they do exist! So on Southern Winds we've come up with a system as to what we do with rider pairs (either dragon or rider or both) who can no longer participate completely in Wing activities for one reason or another.

Now there will always been exceptions -- B'lye is a "disabled" rider and a Wingsecond, and D'zelis Weyrlingmaster. But the majority of riders with some sort of disability, either from threadfall, age, or some either reason, will be absorbed into Wings. Their official title is that of Reserve Wingrider, to reflect that they still do participate in Wing tasks despite their status.

At Southern Winds, all four Wings will have an amount of disabled rider pairs within their ranks. Prairie is well set up for such rider pairs, and therefore will have the most. Mountain, as always, will have the least. They are listed separately within their respective Wing threads for easier identification, and riders in this group do not count toward the total color spread for their Wing.

As always, what work they're tasked with and how much they do will be discussed between Wingleaders/Wingseconds and each rider pair individually, depending on the extent and nature of their disability. It can be anything from cleaning kills in Jungle, fish preparation in Beach and Prairie, and organisational work in Mountain, or other assignments as required.

It should also be noted that recuperating or pregnant riders may temporarily be assigned these duties until they are healed or have given birth.

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Announcements & Events / Re: Award Flood
« on: October 12, 2017, 07:35:27 PM »
Adding an addendum since it was something we didn't think to mention before. ^_^ For the Premium Poster awards, if you write a post that qualifies, please note the wordcount in the post, or when you post in the Award Guide to claim the egg. We won't be checking wordcounts on posts unless you draw our attention to them. Please only post in the Award Guide to claim them, as we might miss messages in Discord or the cbox.

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Plot and Scheme / Re: Monthly Weather Forecast
« on: October 12, 2017, 04:58:50 PM »
Month 10 Weather
The monsoon season, with frequent storms, high winds and heavy rain, moving into the winter months with overcast, frequently windy, and dry, foggy days.

DateWeather
01.10.2590||Severe thunderstorm with high winds
02.10.2590||Overcast, mostly windy, temperature below average
03.10.2590||Heavy rain, average temperature, windy
04.10.2590||Light rain but thunder and lightning rife in the night
05.10.2590||Light rain, light wind, slightly chilly
06.10.2590||Overcast, misty, grey and cold
07.10.2590||High winds, threatening storm all day but with only a light drizzle at night
08.10.2590||Average strength thunderstorm
09.10.2590||Rainy day, high winds
10.10.2590||Overcast, light showers, slightly chilly
11.10.2590||No rain, moderate winds, slightly cloudy
12.10.2590||Average rain, average winds, average temperature
13.10.2590||Heavy rain, strong winds
14.10.2590||Fog on the water, slow, dreary rain
15.10.2590||Short severe winds and thunderstorm
16.10.2590||Overcast, quite windy, average temperature
17.10.2590||Thick fog and overcast
18.10.2590||Overcast and windy
19.10.2590||Dry and cold, thick fog in the morning
20.10.2590||Chilly severe winds, passing clouds
21.10.2590||Brief respite from the cold, but it's still grey and overcast
22.10.2590||Light fog dispersed by the winds early into the day
23.10.2590||Chilly and dry, light winds
24.10.2590||Below average temperature, average winds
25.10.2590||Sunny but cold, normal winds
26.10.2590||Frost in the morning, fog throughout the day
27.10.2590||Light wind, light cloud cover, below average temperature
28.10.2590||Thick cloud cover, average temperature
29.10.2590||Dry, high winds, chilly
30.10.2590||Constant moving clouds, chilly
31.10.2590||High winds, light cloud cover, below average temperature
32.10.2590||Fog in the morning, light rainfall in the afternoon
33.10.2590||Completely overcast skies with foggy days
34.10.2590||High battering winds, quite cold
35.10.2590||Winds pick up during the night, freezing during the day
36.10.2590||Light shower in the morning, fog takes over when the rain stops
37.10.2590||Overcast all day, clears up for a cold night

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