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OOC Hang Out / Re: NaNoWriMo
« on: Yesterday at 12:26:34 PM »
Sanctified wanted me to, so I figured I'd post a little wordcount widget for my own progress. 8D I'm a bit behind because I didn't get any writing done yesterday, but I'm hoping to catch up today.

Weyr Bowl / Re: So What Do I Do With This? [Xaeybl][07.07.2589]
« on: Yesterday at 11:08:11 AM »
Xaeybl flexed stiff fingers absently as she slipped from the tunnels out into the open, pleased with herself for making it that far undetected. It’d been almost a week since her adventure, scaling the walls of the caldera, and she was still in a fair amount of trouble. She didn’t mind, though, still riding the euphoric high of her success; double chores and the keen eyes of distrustful adults couldn’t bring her down! Not even her injuries could ruin her good mood: her fingers, still wrapped to keep the worst of the lacerations (gotten sliding down the cliff face after losing her grip) clean and on the mend, were starting to itch and her bruises were beginning to turn mottled, but it was all ephemeral. The firelizard eggs she’d acquired more than made up for the consequences of doing something she shouldn’t have (she’d never been told expressily no, which personally she thought should count for something in her favor, but that kind of logic wasn’t appreciated by the higher-ups.)

She followed the edge of the grass, keeping out of line of sight lest someone send her back for more chores, and would have missed the boy crumpled on the ground if not for it. Xaeybl didn’t recognize him--he was wearing the knot of a apprentice beastcrafter, and she usually didn’t interact much with non-proper weyrfolk, even though they all lived together now, weyrfolk and holders alike--but he looked awash with despair, wrapped up and shaking under the weight of it, and Xaeybl’s heart clenched.

He looked rough, and Xaeybl’s stomach swooped in discomfort as she cataloged his bruises. They weren’t those of an (mis)adventure, Xaeybl would know, she was well-acquainted with the acquisition and lifecycle of bruises gained in the line of living on edge; they looked like they were from another person, someone considerably bigger and stronger, and granted he was a waif of a kid so it wouldn’t take much to outclass him, but his wrists. Those weren’t the kind of bruises you got from a plain ol’ fisticuff. They spoke of something much darker, something Xaeybl had only ever seen echoes of in the more traditional holders they now shared space with. The weyr would never stand for it, but the holders had their own way of doing things and as long as no one spoke up nothing could be done. Xaeybl hated it.

Xaeybl straightened out her scowl into something more neutral--she didn’t want to scare him or put him on the defensive--and crouched down next to him, determined to do something. She suspected the situation could benefit from some kind of finesse, but she’d been told she severely lacked any such thing, so she played on her strengths instead. The way he was looking at that rock was worrisome, and required immediate action.

“I’ve got something much better you can collect,” she announced, snatching the rock out of his hands and replacing it with her second-favorite egg. She thought about giving him her favorite for a second, because he really looked like he needed a lot of something to make things better, but she didn’t know him and she couldn’t quite make herself go that far. Second-best would have to do; it was still a very nice looking egg, in her opinion, and it’s not like he’d know the difference anyway.

New Members Introduction / Re: hi. everyone
« on: Yesterday at 09:28:10 AM »
Sanctified already covered the major points, but allow me to welcome you too! It's lovely to have you, and I hope you have fun RPing with us. A lot of our members are fairly busy with school terms and the upcoming holidays right now, but I promise we're all lurking around.  :love:

New Members Introduction / OOC hi. everyone
« on: November 16, 2018, 10:57:59 AM »
My name is Phoenix... I'm a lover of Pern and dragons... well.... whers anyway... I have played in other games but not for quite a while. I'm looking forward to joining your world. I have a son who will hopefully be joining me soon so you'll have both of us posting. I chose healer but I'm more interested in being a guard and possibly fighting the Hunters. I'm a profesional writer in need of a break from publishers. Hope we can have a ton of fun together...

Announcements & Events / News Event Pause
« on: November 15, 2018, 11:16:33 PM »

Event Pause

I’m sure if you gais have been checking into the forum, you’ll note that we haven’t put up any new events. We’d just thought we should probably communicate that it’s been intentional. A lot of people have been hit with life things – classes, family stuff, etc – and we don’t want to put up a lot of events or progress the site timeline when so many are away and unable to participate.

That being said! We are still here, we’re still checking in every day. <3 

We’ll kick back into our normal schedule as people find time. Thanksgiving and end of terms is always a slower time for us, and we didn’t want to try and progress too much when so many of our members are scattered and dealing with life at the moment.

If you gais have any questions or concerns, hit us up.

As always, we’re floating around discord too. ^_^

Weyr Bowl / Private So What Do I Do With This? [Xaeybl][07.07.2589]
« on: November 15, 2018, 10:25:59 PM »
He was in unusually high spirits when he came out of his trance. He wasn't sure he would call it happiness, per se. He wasn't entirely sure what the dimensions of that emotion were. But it was a little like contentment, which he had sometimes felt, with his animals. What had happened the night before felt fuzzy and distant, and it didn't seem to matter at all.

His father eyed him over his morning cup of klah. It was laced with some horrible swill some other Holder had cooked up without notice of the weyr leadership. He knew Zasarine was still looking for the cracks, hoping to widen them into a big enough hole for him to squeeze himself and his ambitions through. Naeharie looked away.

"Must've hurt yourself with your dreams."

Naeharie accepted this re-writing of reality with a terse nod. He stared studiously at the floor.

There was a thick slurping sound. This might have made Naeharie flinch, under normal circumstances, but normal Naeharie might have been gone. In his place was Calm Naeharie, who absorbed information and outside stimulus without sentiment of any kind. He really wasn't sure what Calm Naeharie was doing here. He hoped it was to help Normal Naeharie.

"Go to the bathing springs before you come home today. You know we've got company for supper."

This also would have terrified Normal Naeharie out of his mind. They hadn't had company for supper since moving to the new weyr; it was too difficult for his father to make new friends. He was pretty sure none of the weyr leadership would approve of them having company for supper. Last night, when his father had first broke the news of company, Naeharie had suffered such a terrible fit that he'd dropped into a fugue, where he had apparently struck himself repeatedly and bruised his own wrists and thrown himself into the thick wall of the cave. Bad dreams.

Naeharie nodded.

"Answer me, Naeri. Look at me and tell me you understand."

Zasarine's hand hovered over the side of the cup, prepared to go back into resting position, but also prepared to not do that.

His mouth was dry. He said, "I understand."

How could the end of absolutely everything mean nothing? Calm Naeharie was doing a hell of a job for Normal Naeharie. He had to believe that this other him had some kind of plan. He felt positive that he did. Normal Naeharie just couldn't know what it was yet. He had never kept a surprise from himself before. Maybe later he could try to feel some excitement.

"See you this evening, Naeri."

There wasn't any point to eating breakfast, so he didn't. His brain was quiet as his own shade guided him through caring for his animals. He pulled the combs from their boxes with surpassing gentleness, hearing wholly the buzzing of each little creature at the veil over his face, the sweet symphony of their productive little hearts. They were docile around him, friendly, like maybe they would miss him. He collected their honey. He would miss them too.

He didn't know what compelled him to say goodbye to his Beastcraft fellows that day. He always just nodded when he left, maybe waved. But Calm Naeharie was downright loquacious. His coworkers seemed surprised, but pleasantly. He liked that he could give them a present.

Well, there was no avoiding it anymore. He needed to go bathe. But--wouldn't the hot springs be perhaps too crowded? Naeharie hated being looked at. He would get cleaner if he could be more alone, in a more open space. The underground lake would be more suited to his purposes.

He picked up a rock, and turned it over in his hands, meditating on where he should try to bathe. He dropped the rock into his pocket. He liked how heavy it was. Reassuring. Calm Naeharie had a very logical point, that the underground lake would be the ideal place to hide away with these great new rocks. There were probably even more rocks in the cave. He wasn't sure why Normal Naeharie was still waffling about it, except that Normal Naeharie was very stupid, and couldn't be trusted with important decisions. That was exactly why Normal Naeharie got thrown around like a bag of garbage.

He made his body sit. Normal Naeharie was doing a panic, as usual. He thought maybe he should just go to the hot springs and go home and have supper with the nice new company. It was only one man. He could go right back to his bees the next day like nothing happened. His future as a beastcraft master had way too much potential to really jeopardize, even Zasarine knew that.

Something was wrong with his face. He brushed his palm at his cheeks. Wet. He hadn't been aware his eyes were burning. This realization brought another with it, that his mouth was making sounds, entirely against his will. Small, pathetic, mewling nonsense. He picked up another rock, clutching it with shaking hands. Calm Naeharie knew he would need a lot of rocks to fix this problem.

OOC Hang Out / Re: Halloween :3
« on: October 29, 2018, 08:01:51 PM »
We went to a haunted forest thing on Saturday night, it was pretty fun. Usually Halloween night we just tuck in and turn the lights off, maybe buy some candy. We might do something with the in-laws this year, but husband and them aren't super fond of scary stuff unfortunately.

OOC Hang Out / Re: Halloween :3
« on: October 29, 2018, 04:04:39 PM »
We did a town Halloween party at the pub Saturday night. and Wedmesday we'll have the kids trick or treating.

It's not widely celebrated at all here, so that's the extent xD But some people (Like my oldest sis) are really into the spirit of it so they tend to go all out.

Absences / Sporadic Bee
« on: October 28, 2018, 10:11:58 PM »
I've been pretty scarce the last week or so and will likely be very blarrrghhh for the coming week as well! I am very sorry. I had


and continue to have


that have been extremely worthwhile but also extremely taxing. The bulk of the stress should be done by Thursday.

Universal Events / Re: [ 18.7.2587 ] Fateful Times
« on: October 26, 2018, 04:12:45 AM »
Hmmmmmm, I'll throw Z'nel and Karowen in for now.
J'ken might join them if I get a muse for him.
Kyrrin wouldn't be at the beach no matter what you paid her.
Will have to go round and double check my dates and places for my younger characters.

Added : SirAlahn

Universal Events / Re: [ 18.7.2587 ] Fateful Times
« on: October 25, 2018, 08:04:30 PM »
R'ael is present! or past. y'know.

Saviavi is working the beach today also, along with Penderton, C'dus/Conandus T'rel/Tylondrel and F'erro/Faelierro. Savi, Penderton and Fae aren't too keen on heroics and book it out of there. Ty and Coco try to help who they can, but candidates doesn't really have the resources to stand against beach snakes and this becomes obvious pretty quickly. They're ordered off the beach.

Droissa and Nieve are within the Weyr, working in the creche and kitchens respectively.

Bekareni and Nealros are probably still sleeping.

Added : SirAlahn

Universal Events / Event [ 18.7.2587 ] Fateful Times
« on: October 25, 2018, 05:33:29 PM »
Fateful Times

18.07.2587 // 9 am

It’s been a minute since we’ve had an event taking place in SWW’s past, so we figured it’s time for another! In this case, it’s time to explore one of the more life-threatening developments that changed the face of Pern:  the discovery of the Beach Snakes.

This date marks the first attack upon the survivors, which means they won’t know what to expect. All characters who could reasonably be present are invited to participate—which extends across most walks of life, given that it was all hands on deck this early in the settlement of the Weyr.

How does this event work?
It functions just like any other event, with the exception that it’s set in the past. However, these are still canonical, which means that we can’t have any ridiculous hijinks. It also means that only characters who could reasonably participate can join.

While the event itself takes place in the past, it also advances the current timeline. As such, you can now post threads up to 18.7.2591 without violating the “no posts past the current event” rule.

Things to Keep in Mind
Here’s a list of some facts about this time during Southern Winds’ history, since they might be helpful for posts:
  • The Pass ended in Month 1 of 2587, with Southern Winds being founded in Month 2.
  • By this date (18.7), 99% of the survivors have been relocated to Fort Island. The new Wings have already been assigned as of Month 4. While the new Weyr is continuing to be developed, all people from all walks of life are being encouraged to help with whatever needs done, including efforts such as fishing.
  • This is the settler’s first encounter with Beach Snakes, and they have yet to encounter the Hunters.
  • Neisoth hatched less than a month ago, on 27.6

IC Thread
Past Events Guide || MNPC Guide

Karowen || Z'nel

Checked In
Saviavi || Penderton || C'dus || T'rel || F'erro || Droissa || Nieve || Bekareni || Nealros
J'ken || Kyrrin

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.

Absences / OOC In and out
« on: October 25, 2018, 01:36:16 PM »
Just checking in to say I'm still here. Work was crazy with 12 projects going live 10/1, then dealing with the fallout of 1 of them that is still not yet resolved. I've got another business trip in two weeks, then taking a road trip the week of Thanksgiving, so after all of that things should be settled. I'll try to post here and there when muse calls and I have the time (my poor weyrling is mad I keep making him miss everything  :fear:).


Absences / Re: On the flip side
« on: October 25, 2018, 01:32:31 PM »
Good luck on your exams!!

Announcements & Events / News New Bookmark Mod
« on: October 25, 2018, 12:35:39 AM »
Ability to Bookmark Threads

Hey again, all! In our never-ending efforts to constantly improve Southern Winds, we now have a new modification that will allow you to keep a personal list of bookmarked threads in-site. This can serve as a great way to keep track of informational topics you regularly refer to, favorite RP threads, or anything else you might want to keep track of more easily.

When you're viewing a topic, there will be a button at the upper right, as shown below, that you can click to add that topic to your bookmarks.

You can then view your list of current bookmarks by selecting the option from the main link menu along the top of the forum. You can manage your bookmarks from that list as well.

We hope that this proves useful to all of you. Let us know if you notice anything that seems to be amiss. :love:

X’hos had told himself he wasn’t going to feel guilty about this. It was Damerinth’s right as his dragon to Rise when she wished, and he would never begrudge her that, even for Meyelthra. Which had been the reason that he’d broached the topic well before he knew his Green was due for the Flight. If it was going to ruin their arrangement, he’d wanted to know well beforehand. Ultimately, things had seemed… settled.

Of course, he could understand why Meyelthra was unhappy when he’d woken her early that morning to tell her it was time. But with Damerinth’s need bleeding over into him and clouding his thoughts, X’hos hadn’t had much opportunity to dwell on that.

As usual, with Flights, things had been heated, rough, and quick. It had never particularly bothered him that he couldn’t completely remember what happened—if anything, X’hos preferred it that way. When the situation was more vague in his memory, it was easier to simply go back to his life. No one whose dragons had ever claimed Damerinth had caught his attention enough to break that cycle, and X’hos had better things to do.

But after it was over, and he’d told the winner to leave his weyr, he still felt guilty. Meyelthra would no doubt be less than pleased… and he knew better than to seek her out before she was ready. And when her Blue flit had appeared briefly to quite clearly check in on him, X’hos had already cleaned himself up and settled in to wait.

In the end, though, Meyelthra did not return, but Snap did.

The Blue pressed the image of his bonded into X’hos’ head, along with one of the Bathing Springs. A clear enough invitation.

Sighing some, X’hos pulled on a pair of pants and slipped out of his weyr. If this was how Meyelthra wanted to summon him, so be it. He just hoped she wouldn’t be too angry.

Absences / Re: On the flip side
« on: October 24, 2018, 05:49:52 PM »
Good luck with it all! I believe in you. :love:

Absences / Re: Busy Time
« on: October 24, 2018, 05:46:08 PM »
Take care, Phoenyx! I hope things settle down for you. <3

The things that Faytona spoke of sounded like something out of a fairy tale. As much as Bl’yx had ever been one to fall hard and fast for others, he still didn’t believe in the kind of love at first sight more romantic people swore by. And while that wasn’t precisely what she had said, it still felt… odd. Knowing that in his own heart, that initial rush of affection was always dangerously dizzying infatuation rather than actual love, much less something that would be secure rather than painful and damning… Bl’yx couldn’t really believe that was how she felt.

But Faytona seemed sincere in her own belief of it, and that was worth something. Even if he doubted the true meaning behind what she said, Bl’yx didn’t think the girl had it in her to be purposefully cruel. Nothing in his interactions with her had indicated to him that she was the sort to string someone along or play petty games.

Above all, though, her last murmured sentiment was what freed him from the paralytic fear that had settled over him when she touched his thigh. But rather than bolting as he would have been wont to do in almost any other situations, Bl’yx actually relaxed. Just minutely, but it was still enough.

Faytona wasn’t demanding that he feel the same way. Whether or not he did, it didn’t seem to faze her. Was she truly that good, that secure, that the thought of it didn’t hurt her? That caring about him that way was enough, even if he couldn’t return it?

Bl’yx didn’t know what to say to that. But at least he didn’t feel guilty when he hesitated a moment and then leaned down to kiss her gently.

Absences / Re: Busy Time
« on: October 23, 2018, 07:01:58 PM »
Look forward to seeing you when you're less busy!

Absences / OOC On the flip side
« on: October 22, 2018, 03:04:58 PM »
Hey y’all
I’m about to head into the final exam block of my degree. So I should probably make a commitment to not being here and studying instead.
Not that it makes much of a difference since my muse hasn’t been all there this past week, but just letting y’all know I probably won’t be surfacing regularly.

Anyways! Should be back around 14/11.
Love from Inki

OOC Hang Out / Re: Dragon's Code by Gigi McCaffrey
« on: October 20, 2018, 06:20:59 AM »
So I forgot about this because I was poor this last month. But I have just ordered the book and it should arrive just after my final exams. So hopefully I can pick it up and lock myself in my room until I've finished it  :excited:

OOC Hang Out / Re: Whatcha Watching?
« on: October 15, 2018, 05:08:55 PM »
Ahhh I started watching The Haunting of Hill House today and it seems really good but really spooky. I had to turn it off once it started to get dark so the bent-neck Lady didn't get me. I'm definitely going to enjoy it during daylight hours though. I'd also recommend Hold The Dark for Netflix spooky stuff.

I try to watch my favorite bad & classic horror movies every October. I watched the original Ginger Snaps this weekend and am trying to find a couple of the others online.

Rider Weyrs / Re: To What End? [24.06.2591, 8 PM] K'eeda
« on: October 15, 2018, 11:06:40 AM »
Her head was a mess of thoughts. Never one for strict order, her casual lifestyle had ultimately left her with a case of the scatterbrain. Today was especially bad, but then one couldn’t really blame her. Those minutes spent waiting for K’eeda’s arrival contained the most concentration she’d ever attempted in her life. Her forehead wrinkled, her brows knit together, and she muttered this and that until she seemed satisfied with the rant that was nearly bursting to come out.

K’eeda’s actual appearance brought this all to a stop (although, much like an old dam beginning to crumble, the fidgeting of her fingers suggested not all was well in her structure). She followed her further into the weyr, with her firelizards finding their own stations somewhere respectfully distant from Goldie. The bluerider’s greeting garnered a quiet, “Hey,” from Savi as she picked a place to stand and planted her feet firmly.

“Thanks for coming so quick,” she said, first of all. “I was driving myself crazy with my own thoughts, I thought maybe some feedback might help?” She knew this was technically what K’eeda was here for, but she didn’t just want the rider to stay because of obligation. The idea of doing a task solely out of the duty of it felt laughable at the moment. “I just don’t know how to proceed, if I should proceed.”

She knew she was beginning to babble, something she’d tried so hard to avoid. Savi pursed her lips and looked apologetic.

OOC Hang Out / Re: NaNoWriMo Prep
« on: October 13, 2018, 10:55:23 PM »
I'm idly percolating an idea, though who knows if I'll end up going with that or something else. 8D But either way, I am planning on participating again this year. Hopefully I can finish without having to write 26k in two days again.

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