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Author Topic: Event Justice is served [ 04.05.2591 // 5:45 AM ]  (Read 285 times)

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Justice is served [ 04.05.2591 // 5:45 AM ]
« on: July 26, 2018, 04:13:13 PM »
Keassa knew that the weyr was feeling the effects of stricter rations. She lived there, after all. She’d seen what had happened at the Fisher’s Hall when they’d had to roll out barrel after barrel of rotten fish to burn on the beach. It’d been impactful. Nerve-wrecking. For a lot of people.

She’d never imagined that anyone would go after the runners though. Not since the Pass had ended. Not since moving to the Weyr. Surrounded by dragon riders, Keassa and the other herders had felt… safe. They’d let their guard down and the end result had been slaughtered runners. She’d felt the loss keenly, but rather than be torn up over it, Keassa had been furious. So many other creatures had been lost to the Pass, she’d been damned set on saving the Runners.

It was incredibly personal to her. To many of the remnants of her lost Crafthall. There were so few of them left and so few of them trying to hold it all together. That something so precious to them had been taken away seemed like a personal insult, and Keassa had taken it as one. She’d slept in the barn for several of the nights after – it was the only way she’d been able to sleep. Angrily worried that someone might brazenly try it again.

The Weyrleadership had quietly instructed those in Prairie Wing to look over the things being taken out of the Weyr. Just in case the guilty party tried to sneak out to the Hall. No real announcement was made. It was passed from dragon to dragon. So when the Riders did catch packs laden with wrapped meat and no good excuse for it, there could be only one answer.

As it was a Crafthall matter, the guilty persons were turned over to the Beast Crafthall – and ultimately Keassa. She’d already spent a great deal of time thinking about what she would do if the people were ever caught and she was incredibly grateful to the Weyr that they even turned over the people to the Herders. Initially, she’d wanted to throw them out in the jungle.

After sending a message to Miners at the Hall, however, she’d already worked out exactly where they’d go. After she let them know, quite publically, that they were no longer welcome in the Weyr. The Herders deserved to see the disgraced people and Keassa wanted to make it quite plain that should anyone else try to bite off more than their fair share, then the Weyr would back them and they’d no longer be welcomed there. For the rest of their lives.

From the moment the meat had been found to the actual sentencing, it was quick. The announcement went up for the Herders – and any other crafters – to gather outside the barn. Where the three guilty people were forced to kneel. The Weyrleadership had gathered too, if only to show their support and make note of the people they were banishing at the Beast Crafthall’s behest.

Keassa held a whip and waited. She’d doll out lashings once her people had gathered to see just who had taken something from them.

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The culprits are caught and Keassa is ready to dole out some justice. It's a big moment for the Herders. If you have a character you'd like to be either the Prairie Riders or 'bad guy' here, feel free. >:3 All the info is listed in the OOC thread per the norm.
« Last Edit: September 05, 2018, 02:08:05 PM by SirAlahn »

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Re: Justice is served [ 04.05.2591 // 5:45 AM ]
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2018, 08:50:44 PM »
Gwinn followed her class of apprentices out into the weyr bowl, knowing that that all of them would learn something new about Pern today. What they learnt, and what they chose to do with that knowledge, would be wholly up to their young minds, but it would certainly be something that the crafts would remember.

For her part, she thought the whole situation had been handled rather well. There had been no dithering over the politics of the situation. The beastcraft had a need and the Weyr had answered as they had collectively thought necessary. And then, Gwinn thought to the benefit of them all, the Weyr had handed over the rest to the beastcrafters. It was true to an extent, that crafters were guests in the Weyr that the dragonriders called home. But she wondered how the situation would have been different if the Weyr had completed all aspects of this punishment.

It was crafter business, that happened to have occurred at the Weyr. And so, the crafters had handled it.

She noted the Journeyman who had been given this task. Evidently she contained all the spirit necessary to be mastered, but the crafts simply hadn't... figured out how to handle the lack of Masters upon which to vote. That was something she would bring up with Alshan. Suitable crafters didn't deserve to lose an opportunity just because other people weren't caring to think of them. And they couldn't rebuild the structure of the craft if they never made an effort.

After today, this woman had certainly made herself known to them all.

Hushing a few apprentices as their whispers turned to excited talking, she gave them an obvious look and head nod to 'face forward and pay attention'. They did so with excited but chastised expressions.

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Re: Justice is served [ 04.05.2591 // 5:45 AM ]
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2018, 09:38:51 AM »
Galleweyne wasn’t… excited about the day’s events, but he was one of the apprentices the Masters had needed to prompt very little. Not only because, as someone of Tappable age, he felt it was his duty to be involved in the goings-on of other Crafts beyond his own—but though Galle had never been a bloodthirsty sort, he wanted to see this.

The sheer gall these people had, in doing something like this, it made his usually strong stomach do a turn. As angry as he was now, he couldn’t imagine just how much more upset he would have been if it was a member of his family that had been attacked. And though he hadn’t heard much news of the Herder’s condition, nor that of her wher, Galle hoped they were both healing well. They hadn’t deserved such abuse at the hands of selfish criminals.

Alleshask had wanted to go with him, her sense of protectiveness ignited by the unrest she could sense. But difficult though it had been to get her to stay, finally she had caved—and only because he was taking Needle with him. The Gold firelizard was far too large to sit on his shoulder for long, but he’d relented and allowed her to drape herself around him as had been her habit when she was younger. Her head was craned forward as he and the other Crafters gathered outside the Herders’ barn, eyes a deep and menacing red.

These might not be her Crafters, but they still were Craftspeople. She was protective of them all, just as she was of her eggs.

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Re: Justice is served [ 04.05.2591 // 5:45 AM ]
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2018, 11:05:21 AM »
If it were up to Halirina, she’d have the lot tossed out to the jungle. Let them figure out how they’d feed themselves out there. That was often her knee-jerk reaction to such things, though. Life was difficult enough, they didn’t need people actively making it harder.

While she never said it aloud, Halirina was relieved the culprits hadn’t turned out to be Riders. There had been a brief moment of concern that it might be until the Golds reaffirmed that there was no way a Rider would do something so... so out of line. Kalestath couldn’t even conceive of it. Halirina, however, knew that desperate people – even riders – were capable of just about anything. Though she did believe the Riders made of sterner stuff as they’d survived a Pass, that didn’t make them all perfect or infallible.

Kalestath still wouldn’t consider it one of their own who would do something so... so disobedient. It’d been bitterly amusing even having the conversation with the Gold.

Now, having found out, Halirina had been reluctant to even turn the people over to the Crafters but it had been the right decision – made by the leadership in general. A quick consensus of those in rank and it would help, as Halirina had even agreed, with relations for the crafters that did live in the Weyr. They were the ones who had ultimately been wronged, even if it had happened in Halirina’s Weyr.

It had been the Herder’s runner lost and their crafter who had been attacked.

The world has no place for people like that, the Gold grumbled, watching through her bonded. Disrepect, of any form, never sat well with the queen and she was keen to see the people removed from the Weyr.

As was Halirina. She’d informed the Wingleader of Prairie that it was particularly important that his Riders know the face of the people banished from the Weyr.

Though it might seem a formality that Halirina was present for the sentencing of the culprits, she was actually quite pleased to watch and witness it all from afar. Giving space so that other crafters could be closer.

Spoiler for OOC:

@Lyndi for the brief mention of Z'tai <3
« Last Edit: July 28, 2018, 11:08:38 AM by Halirina »

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Re: Justice is served [ 04.05.2591 // 5:45 AM ]
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2018, 11:18:23 AM »
Never let it be said a crowd wouldn’t draw K’eeda’s attention. More than that, it didn’t seem to bother M’rek that some of the riders happened to wander in that direction. So, with a last glance at her Wingleader, K’eeda then trotted over toward the barns to see what all the fuss was about.

Routine was all well and good, but something new was going on and K’eeda wanted to know. Aeleroth remained with the rest of his wing – not wanting to crowd around – but he was curious too. Rather than shove her way to the front, K’eeda skirted the edges of the crowd until she could just barely make out the tops of people’s heads.

All the crafters were gathering, so it must’ve been for something important. Even the leadership was there, now that K’eeda was lookin’.

It’s the people Prairie caught the other day. Think they finally figured out what they’re going to do with them. the Blue informed.

K’eeda snorted a humorless laugh. //You mean to tell me they aren’t going to drop them off at the mainland?// Seemed a reasonable enough response to K’eeda. While rumors had flown all over the Weyr about what had happened – from people trying to slaughter a whole barn of herdbeasts to nothing at all, K’eeda knew one thing. Anyone that was trying to steal extra food needed to get the fuck out of the Weyr.

That just wasn’t how things were done. Jungle and Beach worked too damn hard to have grubby thieves pilfering more than their fair share. K’eeda had always felt the Weyr would either survive as a whole, or die as one. She’d never thought of it as an ‘everyone out for themselves’ place, and to have people of that mentality there disgusted her.

She really did hope they tossed them far out into the ocean. Or maybe far off on the northern continent. Mountain Wing probably knew of a great spot.

Spoiler for OOC:

Got SirAlahn's/M'rek's permission that Beach would be allowed to watch.
« Last Edit: July 28, 2018, 11:19:13 AM by K'eeda »

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Re: Justice is served [ 04.05.2591 // 5:45 AM ]
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2018, 08:20:53 PM »
Nalata shouldn't have been surprised when she was told she would be expected to attend the public punishment and sentencing of the three people who had been found guilty of butchering a runner and stealing the meat for themselves. Her duties were expanding exponentially so that she was finding herself more involved in the duties she would be taking up once graduating, and this one was a rather important one. Having all four queen-riders was an important show of unity, not so much for eachother, but for the crafters, that the weyrleadership were taking the loss and theft of the herder hall as seriously as they would had it been specifically weyr related.

Except the presence of so many apprentices being herded in by masters of their own crafts gave her the slightly unsettling notion that she was simply the rider version of such a scene. She hadn't been an apprentice for a long time, yet the idea of Halirina being the Craftmaster of Gold riders, Vanelwynne and Eimerra being masters, (or perhaps just Vanelwynne, with Eimerra holding the singular journeyman status) danced around her head as she watched the crowd grow. She was learning how to be a weyrwoman herself, of course, and would continue to learn what was required of her well after graduation as well... It was hard not to see the parallells of a craft apprentice and herself.

We aren't apprentices. We are here to witness the punishment for theft and slaughter so that we might mete out a similar resolution should it be required of us in the future. Minath corrected, the sharpness to her voice not hiding the displeasure at Nalata's comparison. Such thoughts had no place in the head of her rider. They were future weyrwoman, and not even a craftmaster could compare to that. She may have been the fourth gold to occupy their weyr, but that did not make her any less than the older queens.

Now stand up straight and watch. Your behaviour is as important as the others. They will watch you. There was a softer note to her second statement, an almost croon that would be easy for others to miss. Nalata needed to be reminded of her worth every now and then, of their worth, but Minath never went so far as to dismiss her bonded's concerns entirely. She knew better than most that her rider had doubts. It was just her job to dispel such untruths whenever they reared their heads, and point her in the better, correct direction.

Nalata reassured Minath that she would do just that, taking a page from her weyrwoman's book and making sure to stand where she could see, but would not limit the crafters from having a better view. She understood that this was their affair, moreso than the weyr's, and would make sure that none who cared to glance her way would find her stature, or appearance offensive to the gravity of the situation. She wasn't quite the wisp of a girl she had been when she'd first impressed - weyrling training managed to sort that out rather quickly - but there was always someone looking to find flaws in the weyrleadership, and she would not be the weak link, no matter her age.

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Ramble, ramble, ramble. <_<;

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Re: Justice is served [ 04.05.2591 // 5:45 AM ]
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2018, 02:09:58 PM »
A long time ago, maybe in another life, Keassa might have felt nervous about being in front of such a large crowd or being the center of so much attention. But she was far too old and past the point of rage to care. Nervousness had long been a stranger to her, at least when it came to speaking in front of people.

D’mir was another matter.

But now that the moment was at hand, she didn’t exactly want to draw it out – but she did want this to be an example. Best to ensure that no one else got such a crazy idea in their head and think to do something so wildly stupid.

A hush settled on those gathered and she spoke, her voice loud enough to carry to those around without her having to shout. “I know that times seem desperate, but we’ve seen worse at Fort. What happened at the Fisher Hall has no doubt left some people scared, or worried, but that is not, and has never been, an excuse to take what doesn’t belong to you.” Her attention settled on the three that were kneeling in front of her, flanked by ‘guards’ in case they thought to get up or dart away.

“The Mine Hall’s Peacekeepers have graciously agreed to keep an eye on these... people. And with the support of the Weyr, they will no longer be welcomed amongst us here. We’ve no need of those that think attacking Apprentices and slaughtering animals in the night is the way of the world.” Keassa didn’t want to hear anything from them. Didn’t think there could be an excuse for what they’d done.

There simply wasn’t any.

It was a mercy that the Hall was taking them at all.

With her piece said, Keassa moved behind the first of those guilty. One of the ‘guard’ crafters moved forward to pull the shirt up so she could properly lash them. Five was the agreed amount. One for each of them, one for the Apprentice wounded, and one for the lost runner. In her opinion, they were getting off easy.

Luckily the apprentice Remira wasn’t fatally injured. But they couldn’t get the runner back. Either way, Keassa would deliver the lashings with all the experience of one who knew their way around a whip. They were not getting off easy because it was a Crafter delivering the blows and not a Rider.

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Re: Justice is served [ 04.05.2591 // 5:45 AM ]
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2018, 10:43:48 AM »
Galleweyne didn’t personally know Keassa, but he did know of her. Since the Weavers did sometimes collaborate with the Herders to harvest woolbeast fur for particular projects, he was at least vaguely aware of the older, more respected and experienced members of that Hall. After all, they were the ones whose permission was required for such an endeavor, and who were necessary to oversee the process. He’d never interacted with her much in particular, but he knew she could be an intimidating woman.

All the more today as she passed judgment on those who had done her Hall wrong. Not for the first time, Galle was glad that he wasn’t one of them. Of course, he would never imagine doing such a thing as they had to begin with… but though he felt no sympathy for them, he knew that this was a stupid thing to have ruined their lives over.

To his credit, he stood stoically through the lashings. His iron stomach served him well at least in that case. He’d never really seen someone lashed, since it was a disciplinary measure that the Crafthalls meted out only rarely, and he’d been in the dye rooms during the excitement in the Weyr Hall a turn ago. But it was quite something to witness it firsthand. From his limited understanding of whip welts, it was completely possible that the offenders would wear the scars of it for the rest of their lives.

Good. That would be another thing to set them apart at the Hall. The Peacekeepers could have them, and good riddance.

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Re: Justice is served [ 04.05.2591 // 5:45 AM ]
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2018, 06:15:04 PM »
B’lye had been, to put it lightly, fucking furious. They’d been doing so well. Crafter/Rider/Holder tensions had calmed down since the Minehall was up and running. They were hardly at the standard of the old Weyrs and Holds, but people were working together to survive again. Or at least they were until a bunch of upstarts decided beating a girl and slicing up one of their precious remnants of the Pern long lost was the best way to make extra coin under rationing.

We don’t know they were planning on selling it, they might have just been looking to feed their families.

Are you actually defending them, dear? The Greenrider was almost incredulous as his shock and anger didn’t allow him to quite register the feeling coming off Uereth. She wasn’t defending them, she was as angry as he was. The beast pens were so close to their weyr. Even if they were practically retired as a dragonpair, their job was to protect those in the Weyr. If they had been paying attention, they could have done something or caught the culprits. All Uereth would have had to do was jump down from her ledge and stand in front of the Weyr entrance.

But Uereth was the voice of reason, always cool and calm, so even through her disappointment at herself, she needed to remind B’lye that this was not the time for gossip or theories. She didn’t have to speak to let him know that, he just needed a moment to process.

Of course, sorry dear.

The worst part was that the Weyr had chosen to give the sentencing ability to the Beastcrafters. It was the right decision, he stood by the choice of the leadership as always, this was something the Weyr shouldn’t micromanage. But he still hated the waiting of not being able to help. He wasn’t usually the bloodthirsty type, he preferred to keep people as an example and make sure they learnt their lesson publicly so that others wouldn’t make the same mistake. But in this instance, if the Beastcraft decided on outcasting them to the Jungle, B’lye may have just considered it a blessing.

But they hadn’t, they’d been sensible and fair. And B’lye would be proud if one gave him another day to think about it. But being so close to help and not having done anything was sticking in his hide like very little ever did. At least Prairie had managed to rectify what he considered to be his mistake.

Will we go down to watch?

Yes, the Wyer must support this. I promise I’ll keep my head dear, no need to worry about me taking my non-existent sabre and lobbing off heads. Even if I think 5 lashes is hardly enough.

Once it was done, and the criminals carted off, B’lye was going to speak to the Journeyman who delivered the lashes, he wanted to ask how their apprentice was doing. He could go and ask at the infirmary, but he wanted to make a show of respecting this as their loss, their apprentice. Even if she didn’t want to see him for long, he wanted to hear it from them.

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Didn't want to move through the action too fast but wanted to let Keassa and @SanctifiedSavage to know early that B'lye would come over after, if she allows it.

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