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[Hatching] The Day Without Suffering

Carefully shaped with the warm desert sands and high walls, the Hatching Hollow gives a chance for new life to begin!
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Ollie -Ercilisk

"Yeah, whatever. Just keep yourself out of the way. This next egg might wanna jump into the Stands too."

Ollie... wasn't one to get annoyed at people but this wher might need more supervision than most. Pretty irresponsible to let such a childish wher wander out on their own like that. He'd probably complain about it to Pasca and Ollisk later.

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Theo - Open and hopeless

Well.

Out of a clutch of eggs that had not one, not two, but THREE sets of twins... Not a single one had picked him.

He started to make his way to the back of the mob of candidates. Might as well pack up for the night. The idea that his hatchling would be the very last one was... laughable.

"Guess I better start asking the candidatemaster stuff..."
FORT WEYR
B'yani of Brown Hyuth
Cecelia of Brown Uriangth
Pyrus of Blue Gask
Hanzo of Blue Velocith
Lazu of Tanzanite Yharnath
Candidate Tarquin
Candidate Pom
SEMECA
Daiya of Gold Daisk
Carol of Blue Carsk and Brown Cask
Manuel of Garnet Minevath
Barold of Blue Impacth
Nidai of Green Norenath
Soursop of Green Lalulith
Ollie of Goldstone Ollisk
Candiate Theo

HIGH REACHES
Phyna of Gold Lutrath
Lars of Bronze Scabellath
G'dan of Bronze Anubaath
Eglantine of Brown Anselth
Dusleros of Brown Runth
Zul of Brown Zulsk
Y'uga of Blue Siarnaith
Kiki of Green Ghyblith
Ganymede of Green Auth
Adeline of Green Casiuth
Lou of White Joheith
Candidate Hans
Candidate Orpheus
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Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:52 pm

Errosk loved eggs. And Errol loved the drama of it all. She sat curled against her wher, skirts draped over his forelegs, fingers clutching his cape, and watched it all unfold. There was just something so mysterious about it all! With whers it was much more straight forward.

Dragons just did it different. So much anticipation and surprise. And a whole lot of let down. You could see it, even waay back. So many crestfallen candidates. "Whers are better anyway." She assured her own, rubbing a wrinkle at his jaw.
FORT WEYR
Monty of Sinanjuth | Rozen Midnight Wing
E'han of Quebeleth | Eeta Twilight Wing
Sarja of Quantath | Blue Daylight Wing
Haman of Gazath Daylight Wing
Bayard of Raidoth | Small One Daylight Wing
O'rish of Hassath | Ember & Calamity XXX Wing
JM Smith Kuni of Ekunisk & Ekusk | Pitch Dawn Squad
HIGH REACHES WEYR
Jasph of Yorth | TukiHat Starfall Wing
Taegan of Recksith Starfall Wing
K'ai of Vaseeth Starfall Wing
V'les of Ebyth Healers Wingleader
Lalah of Magsith Sunburst Squad
Thursday of Thursk Sunburst Squad Second
Ravi of Ravisk | Girlie Windsong Squad
Keir of Kesk Windsong Squad
Tholli of Edwyth Nightwing Weyrlings
Peony Candidate
SEMACA
Illyasviel of Wrednoth Pavane Squad
Firn of Ziath | Indi Minuet Wing
Cola of Ambraliath Nocturne Wing
Errol of Errosk Mazurka Squad
Candidate Michiru
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Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:57 pm

Qa'rin of White Manoyuth - E'nyo/Nohadoth, Palico/Himuroth

It is... quite... alright. We will... come to you... should we need... help... for anything... Nohadoth. Manoyuth nodded, seeming wise enough for a dragon that just hatched. Qa'rin just kept her mouth shut, letting the dragonet do the talking, even if it took him a while to say one sentence. I appreciate... that you... wish to help us... if we need it. His eyes showed joy and happiness. Qa'rin looked at him with a gentle expression. Even if he noted her stubbornness, he sure was a cute one.

As the name Himuroth was said, something sparked in Manoyuth's brain. He turned his head in the same direction that Nohadoth turned, looking out for his sister. Yes... join us... Himuroth. Qa'rin looked between the dragons. "Himuroth? That one of the other dragons?" She looked out, joining the two whites. She is... my... sister... yes. Another... white.
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Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:01 pm

Soonyhano Tag: Glory

"I don't think more twins are particularly li--" Soonyhano had to eat his words as the second-to-last egg hatched, and showed that there was yet another set of twins. Neither of whom seemed to show the slightest interest in either him or Glory, and one of which actually seemed frightened of them.

"And I think that settles that. Anyone seems to be preferable to us, even someone who isn't a dragon Candidate at all." Still, he supposed that life with whers wouldn't be so bad.
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Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:15 pm

The time had come for the final egg.

The soft-shelled Eclipse Melody. The egg rolled, rocking and shaking, but it did not crack. The soft shell stretched, the dragonet inside pushing at it frantically. Then there was a tear - not a crack - in the shell, and goop began leaking. It provided enough for the little dragonet to tear his way out, pushing and fighting like a reptile pushing through a soft, leathery shell. First claws. Then a nose. Then finally the entire baby shoved through the tearing, and needing a little assistance from Nebulaeth to pull the rest of the soft shell off. Finally, after lying panting on the sands for probably too long, the little one rose on wobbly legs.

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A garnet? A brown!

An incredibly handsome brown. His color faded to a darker, rust-red brown down his body, visible on his tail and wingsails. His nose was a pale, sandy brown that fades into darker streaks over his face. There were pale brown and dark brown streaks and flowers that traced over his sides, and lighter brown flowers trace over his tail. His wings are stunning, a moonlight sky with a stylized crescent upon them.

He took a few stumbling steps, needing to stop to gather his bearings before continuing on. Towards someone. Slowly, moving across the sands in a straight line to Soon. The beautiful brown sat briefly, before launching up to put his front paws on Soon's waist, pushing his head towards his human's face.

My dear... Oh, not a he. A her. My beloved, why do you weep? Why all of these tears upon your face, when all your fears are flowing away, and passing away? She nuzzled at his cheek.

I did not mean to keep you waiting for so long. Please, will you smile? For me? She was so sincere, looking into his eyes as hers still whirled with rainbows. After all, a smile better suits a hero.

That was it, there were no more eggs to hatch.
Fort Weyr
Senior Weyrwoman Tuckal of Gold Serapheth
[White Journey]
Wa'en of Brown Galahath
Weyrlingmaster Lexien of Brown Mikazuchith
Mishima of Blue Harmoth
[Gold Moon Chip]
N'eth of Green Azoth
Weyrling Alphinaud of Green Koth
Vartin of Amethyst Vartisk
and Garnet Varsk
[Bone Otani]
Semaca Weyr
Hecate of Almandine Cabadath
Aymeric of Garnet Thanatoth
Persephone of Green Amauroth
Quatre of Green Wynleth
[White Sandrock]
Dragonless Time
High Reaches Weyr
G'li of Bronze Ereborth
Clovis of Blue Artoriath
Exia of Blue Seieth
Lelouch of Blue Isith
[Gold Banshee]
Stahl of Blue Kinlath
Majima of Brown Majimask
Holder Xander
[Blue Laslow]
[Green Peri]
Candidate Mori
Weyrbrat Viola
[Garnet Ultima]
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Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:21 pm

Candidate Akai - Soon

Akai gasped as the final dragon hatched and.. walked to his roommate! He had a wide smile, shouting and cheering, "Way to go, Soon! He's absolutely stunning!" Of course, he didn't know the dragon was female, as he had only ever seen male browns. Still, he was happy for his former roommate.
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Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:25 pm

Theo - Time to pack it in, folks

He didn't really bother with the last dragon. If it wasn't coming towards him, it wasn't his problem anymore.

His sleepy mind was already starting to form lists. Thinking of what he'd need to do, who he'd need to talk to now that he'd been deemed unfit to impress anything. Whers were always an option, except they really weren't... The idea of continuously being rejected until he grew old and grey did not appeal to him, and as such, he'd slink off to his room.

Mithra was asleep on his pillow when he got there, and he'd just grab a notebook to write in... Things he'd need to do. Questions that would need to be asked. Where would he stay, what was an option for him?

Granted, all these things were a problem for Morning Theo, but still.

He'd just. Throw his Candidate robe off, gritting his teeth in frustration. Maybe he'd burn it tomorrow night, after everyone was asleep. Chuck it in a fireplace. That might help him feel less upset about his lot in life.

Well. Morning Theo problems.

He wouldn't have classes to go to. He didn't think he would, anyway. Life as he knew it had been tossed up into the air. 15 turns of Standing and hoping, rejection after rejection...

Of course he was upset. Of course he was angry and hurt and just wanted to scream and cry and break things. But there was no point in that. No point in throwing a tantrum like a child. His reality was simple: there was no dragon meant for him. It was fine. It had to be fine. Otherwise he'd just tear himself apart and run into the jungle, never to be heard from again. Or something.

He gently nudged his flit aside, so he could crawl back into his bed. The brown cooed and burrowed under the blankets where it was warm, unaware of why his owner was breathing so funny and making such weird sounds.

Morning Theo problems. these were all Morning Theo problems.
FORT WEYR
B'yani of Brown Hyuth
Cecelia of Brown Uriangth
Pyrus of Blue Gask
Hanzo of Blue Velocith
Lazu of Tanzanite Yharnath
Candidate Tarquin
Candidate Pom
SEMECA
Daiya of Gold Daisk
Carol of Blue Carsk and Brown Cask
Manuel of Garnet Minevath
Barold of Blue Impacth
Nidai of Green Norenath
Soursop of Green Lalulith
Ollie of Goldstone Ollisk
Candiate Theo

HIGH REACHES
Phyna of Gold Lutrath
Lars of Bronze Scabellath
G'dan of Bronze Anubaath
Eglantine of Brown Anselth
Dusleros of Brown Runth
Zul of Brown Zulsk
Y'uga of Blue Siarnaith
Kiki of Green Ghyblith
Ganymede of Green Auth
Adeline of Green Casiuth
Lou of White Joheith
Candidate Hans
Candidate Orpheus
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Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:30 pm

Candidate Glory-tag Soon

She wanted to smirk at him, tell him she was right, but the final egg was hatching. The shell didn't split and crack like the others, tearing almost like it was leathery instead. Ah, was that why it had felt soft? Well, the brown that emerged from the egg was beautiful, and seemed to be in perfect health if only a bit wobbly. She was stunned, and then he was walking. Walking with purpose, directly towards-

Soon

She exhaled. Part of her was a little crushed, another part guilty, but most of her was just happy Soon had found his match. A sweet brown, who gently put his (her?) paws on him and nuzzled his face. She couldn't help but smile.

"What was that about anyone being preferable to us?" Sorry, Soon, she had to. Her eyes sparkled with mischief, and genuine happiness for her newfound friend. She could be disappointed later. Right now, she would only let herself feel happy.
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Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:55 pm

Soon of Brown Kagurath Tag: Glory

The last egg didn't crack. It slowly tore. Soonyhano didn't have the heart to point out to Glory that it was one of the eggs he'd touched, that it had been as silent beneath his fingers as any. There was no hope to be had in this egg. Not for him, at least. For someone, he was sure--or at least he hoped.

The brown had to be okay, right? Even if he needed help hatching? But even after being freed, he seemed so weak...

"I just hope he's all right," he said quietly, watching as the little brown slowly, finally stood. But he was so wobbly, and a soft eggshell couldn't possibly be a good sign. But he stood, and despite several stumbles along the way, managed to find a direction. He was walking straight toward him and Glory. Well, mostly Glory, he was fairly certain.

He was a few steps away when for some reason, Soonyhano started to believe that the masculine "he" was the wrong word entirely. He knew the moment she sat in front of him, but it was difficult to find it in himself to really believe. Could this be what he'd been waiting so long for? Or was she really just here for Glory, and getting his hopes up like so many had before?

He wasn't even aware of the tears that had already started falling when she reared up on her hind legs, her front paws resting on his waist to keep her upright. My dear... My beloved, why do you weep? Why all of these tears upon your face, when all your fears are flowing away, and passing away? Crying? Yes, he supposed that he was. He reached up to wipe them away with the sleeve of his robe, feeling a little ashamed. Nobody else should have to see him cry.

I did not mean to keep you waiting for so long. Please, will you smile? For me? After all, a smile better suits a hero. She nudged at his cheek, rubbing the side of her snout against his face.

Soon--somehow his full name now felt horribly unwieldy--couldn't help it. He gave a single, convulsive sob and pulled his dragon--his dragon--in closer to hug her. It was still difficult to believe that she was real. That this was something that could really happen to him. He'd have to send a letter to his father, of course. And to his brothers, both at Fort. And eat. A lot. Wait, what?

Smile? Kagurath prompted again. And then feed me?

And so he finally smiled, wiping his face with the shoulder of his sleeve once more. He glanced up at Glory, slowly processing what she'd just said. "I... I guess she proved me wrong. I still owe you that hot chocolate though."

First though, he had a baby dragon to feed.
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Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:22 pm

Wher Candidate Weyrling Thancred

Eggs came and went. Some of the dragons examined multiple candidates before making their picks, and all seemed to be avoiding one candidate in particular. Thancred winced after the third or fourth time. None of them, however, were picking Ryne, and Thancred could see the droop of her shoulders from where he was sitting.

Two sets of twins. That was certainly unusual. Nebulaeth's blue sire seemed to have denied this clutch any bronzes so far, but there were certainly numbers to make up for it.

A third set of twins? Maybe more golds should choose blue sires if this were the norm, he thought. Especially if the Weyr had enough bronzes. He had nothing against bronzes like some - he'd even dreamed a little of Impressing a bronze, once upon a time.

The first green made her choice among the candidates - and actually did not seem to ignore that one hapless candidate. The second one was definitely less outgoing than her sister, avoiding that poor candidate like so many of her siblings.

She made her way to the Stands, and Thancred watched with interest. Maybe a young weyrbrat who would be aging in soon, or a weyrfolk who had no interest in candidacy but had weyrlinghood find them anyway.

The green was getting closer...and closer...and then she was in Thancred's lap. Warm, real, and talking to him.

I'm scared.

Thancred's paternal instincts kicked in, even as some part of his brain was trying and failing to process the fact that he, a crotchety old man of thirty-two, had just Impressed from the Stands.

That part of his brain continued to flounder, entirely separately from the part that was gently cradling the green - Mayuth - to his chest and making his way straight to the food. Faranth, he was hungry. No - no, that was Mayuth. His Mayuth.

I am well, sister. My rider keeps me safe. Mayuth's longing to be near her sister was as good as a sharp nudge for Thancred, and he settled in next to...his classmate, the one who rode Mayuth's twin. One of several new classmates.

He kept an eye on Mayuth as she fed, allowing the bewildered part of his brain to catch up with him at long last.

What had once been a sense of duty to L'soix and Minfilia had turned into a genuine desire to be a rider. The Turns had gone by, and Thancred felt that desire grow ever out of reach. The advent of his thirty-first Turn had been a bitter disappointment. He was a creature of the sky, not the ground. Wher candidacy had been a duty as well.

But now...now he had a dragon to watch over. A dragon much like Ryne had once been, shy and hesitant, but with a sweetness and love that Thancred vowed he would do his best to nurture.

A tear fell onto Mayuth's dark hide, but she was content to sleep and did not seem to mind Thancred hastily and gently wiping it off.

A dragon. His dragon. Mayuth.
Erian of Bronze Hammerloth + Garnet Timori
Jeremiah of Brown Cogeath + Garnet Villetta
Eclipse Wingsecond Kurue of Garnet Artesiath + Garnet Damaya
Rey of Blue Nuth + Brown Beebee
Tikra of Green Everieth
Banagher of White Unicoth + Green Haro Two
Nagate of White Playath + Garnet-White Tsugumori
Weyrling Ysayle of White Ebrietath
Dragonless Gino + Gold Tristan
Amuro of Brown Casvath + Green Haro
Ryoma of Brown Zamth + Garnet Kagero
Suzaku of Brown Rath + Bronze Albion
Talien of Charoite Arellath
Weyrling Cid of Blue Volfreth
Sr. Weyrleader Anaiya of Green Adasheth + Feline Hobbes
A'ric of White Impath + Gold Adria
Liyanel of Gold Nebulaeth + Blue Fisher + White Tater
Saji of Bronze Veototh
T'challa of Bronze Lockoth
Weyrleader Cornelia of Garnet Guiloth + Bronze Strudel
Shallan of Blue Ophoth + White Pattern
Barriss of Green Moorith
Weyrhealer Chalay of Green Oshuth + Bronze Imagundi
Elend of Green Antoth
Lift of Green Icolenth + Green Wyndle
Weyrling Thancred of Green Mayuth + Bronze Gunbreaker
Pavane Point Mara of Gold Marsk and Green Marask + Bronze Talon
Chirrut of Quartz Chirrusk and White Chirsk + Green Kyber
Emaran of Brown Almarask and Brown Emarsk + Green Numa
Guard Lieutenant Ahsoka of Garnet Ahsosk and White Ahsk + Blue Rex
Anakin of Blue Anask and Brown Anakisk + Brown Hondo + Blue Fives
Wherleader Fartoo of Blue Fartosk and Brown Fartsk + White Detoo + Brass Threepio
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