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[RUMOR] On the Outside Again

Once again, the riders have made their decision and we all have to live with it. Z'osh is in charge now and he promises to give us more autonomy, but he is still dictating which of our handlers can fight thread. Will wherhandlers at Fort ever have any real power?
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Wingleader S'bor of Bronze Yugoth
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Faralyn of Brown Grooth
Ieyasu of Brown Ieyask
P'pin of Brown Palath
T'rin of Brown Celeth
G'er of Garnet Neozeoth
Lily of Garnet Eridieth
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Augury of Blue Velveth
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Weyrling D'vir of Blue Cainhurth
Gellera of Blue Virtrath
Miryem of Blue Riwenth
Thor of Blue Hinokath
Adora of Green Meilith
Elyron of Green Elyrosk
Kiriani of Green Tabesleuth
Wingsecond L'ir of Green Byth
S'atyl of Green Nineveth
Makoto of White Usakinth
Rhaenys of White Cosmiath
Wingsecond Tyrion of White Voluntauth
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Wingleader Myalla of Brown Enarth
Th'ou of Brown Pavith
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Eliza of Garnet Riaath
N'ell of Garnet Pamith
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Weyrling Master Camilla of Blue Kamuith
Jae of Blue Zappath
Sayla of Blue Sacroth
Tamara of Blue Requeth
Yvaen of Blue Bolduth
Zhuli of Blue Zhusk and Blue Lisk
Ailee of Green Suventh
Kanon of Green Kibeth
Kip of Green Amizuth
Numann of Green Rannath
Raine of Green Spriggth
Sokka of Green Wintrath
T'ir of Green Blysith
Riku of White Taissath
Semaca Weyr
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Al'bus of Bronze Matanuth
Noor of Bronze Nuunieth
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Sage of Brown Wisketoth
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Varda of Brown Magmeth
Ly'nk of Garnet Sakuyath
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Uruk of Garnet Georsath
Anoni of Blue Cermurith
Artemis of Blue Phoebuth
Corleon of Blue Corleosk and White Corlesk
Candidatemaster Naxen of Blue Anitoth
Point Rigel of Blue Cygneth
Ya'ra of Blue Dymrith
Ariel of Green Kshatriyath
Rhea of Green Rheask
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"Of course they push us aside again," Keltin muttered bitterly. It was the same that had happened every time: for a rider, Tuckal would have moved heaven and earth. When it had been wherhandlers? Caution had been advised, and nobody had acted until they took matters into their own hands.

When Tuckal was attacked, it was somehow the fault of the wherhandlers. Not for failing to protect her: they were immediately accused of perpetrating the act itself. Ignoring the wherhandlers' input was almost benevolent by comparison.

"Leadership has never given us a second thought save to demonize us. All they ever do is sharding blame us for everything that goes wrong."
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"Well, if you haven't noticed, most people in a higher position have their heads shoved so far up their asses, all they can think about is their next move up in power." Yuri was leaning back in a chair, his wher sitting beside him and munching on a bone. The wher soon lifted his head, looking at his handler before nodding.

"Dimglows." With that, the wher went back to his bone.
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"For once, I agree with Keltin." Vartin said from the doorway, where he seemed to just materialize from Between. He looked his usual, unpleasant self, bundled in dark, form-fitting clothes. And bitter.

His narrow eyes fell on Yuri.

"What in the golden shells are you talking about? Are you really so daft as to think the leadership is just grabbing power, when the real issue is that wherhandlers have been shoved aside? Or are you pretending to be 'ambitious' and waving your wher around like some sort of beloved goldrider going 'oh look how smart I am by talking about everything but the actual problem'?" In his true fashion, Vartin had no love and no concern for pretty much anyone, his displeased tone only enhanced by the fact that Keltin was nearby.
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Wa'en of Brown Galahath
Weyrlingmaster Lexien of Brown Mikazuchith
Mishima of Blue Harmoth
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N'eth of Green Azoth
Weyrling Alphinaud of Green Koth
Vartin of Amethyst Vartisk
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Persephone of Green Amauroth
Quatre of Green Wynleth
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Clovis of Blue Artoriath
Exia of Blue Seieth
Lelouch of Blue Isith
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Majima of Brown Majimask
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Keltin scowled, reaching up to unthinkingly rub their bad shoulder. "And what would you even know? You've been here what, a few days? And you're... how old, nineteen? You know nothing of what in the shards you're talking about. You know nothing of what wherhandlers at Fort have faced. You speak out of turn about things that aren't even being discussed. I don't give a forsk about what ambitions anyone might have. I give a forsk about how wherhandlers are treated here, but you're just ignorant."

Their scowl only deepened when they first heard, and then saw Vartin. The man had no real care for whers; there was someone who truly only cared about ambition, enough to steal another living creature from its mother. Twice.

"And you are only a part of the problem, not a solution for anything."
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"Hm." Ryoko looked displeased herself. tapping her fingers on the table she sat at. This little usurp in power didn't effect wherhandlers, luckily. It wasn't like they could blame the actions of a rider on them. Still, it left them in an odd sort of limbo. While they weren't seen in a negative light, they had been overlooked completely. That was enough to sour the interest she had in seeing what Z'osh would do.

"...Perhaps, in the near future, we could use this to our advantage." She murmured thoughtfully. "I'm not suggesting we do anything rash, but it could be an opportunity to have our voices heard. To get riders to consider our opinions."

Can show. Just as good as rider. As important. Ryosk offered, though she didn't look particularly interested in the squabble going on between the others. She glanced between them incredulously, but made no comment, simply choosing to observe them.
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"I think we're really best to just stay the forsk out of it all," Barrow said, picking at a stray thread coming out of one of his massive gloves. "Don't even know what this promised autonomy is supposed to achieve... but from what I've heard 'bout what goes on here, no matter what gets tried, it comes back to bite wherhandlers in the tailfork."
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"Z'osh didn't ask the riders either. He doesn't have to. He's the weyrleader. He has absolute authority and he's willing to share his power with us, so long as we abide by his rules," Elyron pushed back. There was a lot of hostility in this room. It was unsurprising, really. Fortians were often unreasonable people. But someone needed to be a voice for sanity, "He's offering us more than Tuckal ever did. If the garnethandlers were willing to speak with him and convince him they could control their whers and properly conduct themselves during threadfall, I'm sure he'd allow them to rejoin us. Just look at Barlow. Her dragon is a monster and still, she is welcome, because she acknowledges the truth and compensates for it."
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Quinn of Bronze-White Louicyth
Wingleader S'bor of Bronze Yugoth
ACM Estelle of Brown Jaehaeryth
Faralyn of Brown Grooth
Ieyasu of Brown Ieyask
P'pin of Brown Palath
T'rin of Brown Celeth
G'er of Garnet Neozeoth
Lily of Garnet Eridieth
Relli of Garnet Rellivask and Blue Relsk
Augury of Blue Velveth
Chrysanthe of Blue Bidath
Weyrling D'vir of Blue Cainhurth
Gellera of Blue Virtrath
Miryem of Blue Riwenth
Thor of Blue Hinokath
Adora of Green Meilith
Elyron of Green Elyrosk
Kiriani of Green Tabesleuth
Wingsecond L'ir of Green Byth
S'atyl of Green Nineveth
Makoto of White Usakinth
Rhaenys of White Cosmiath
Wingsecond Tyrion of White Voluntauth
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Hela of Bronze Helsk and Brown Hesk
Schneizel of Bronze Damocleth
Azul of Brown Claarisath
Di'a of Brown Kasshuth
Dobby of Brown Kersuth
Wingleader Myalla of Brown Enarth
Th'ou of Brown Pavith
Wingsecond D'ark of Garnet Masreith
Eliza of Garnet Riaath
N'ell of Garnet Pamith
Squadsecond Tomas of Garnet Tomask and White Tsk
Weyrling Master Camilla of Blue Kamuith
Jae of Blue Zappath
Sayla of Blue Sacroth
Tamara of Blue Requeth
Yvaen of Blue Bolduth
Zhuli of Blue Zhusk and Blue Lisk
Ailee of Green Suventh
Kanon of Green Kibeth
Kip of Green Amizuth
Numann of Green Rannath
Raine of Green Spriggth
Sokka of Green Wintrath
T'ir of Green Blysith
Riku of White Taissath
Semaca Weyr
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Noor of Bronze Nuunieth
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Varda of Brown Magmeth
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Maui of Garnet Mausk and Blue Mask
Uruk of Garnet Georsath
Anoni of Blue Cermurith
Artemis of Blue Phoebuth
Corleon of Blue Corleosk and White Corlesk
Candidatemaster Naxen of Blue Anitoth
Point Rigel of Blue Cygneth
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Ariel of Green Kshatriyath
Rhea of Green Rheask
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"He had Faranth-damned bronzeriders sitting there ready to help him with his little power grab, get the forsk out of here with that 'he didn't ask the riders either' shards," Keltin snapped. "And forsk that. How about you prove you're capable of controlling a wher and conducting yourself properly, because right now you seem more like a tailfork-licking wherry than a wherhandler."

They glared over at Elyron, and Ryoko was the recipient of a not-much-kinder look. Only Barrow was given an understanding nod.

"If they'd left us out of it, I would have been happy to stay out of it entirely. Instead, they decided to ground some of us for no sharding good reason. I want nothing to do with their blasted politics, but he went and dragged us into it!"
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Vartin couldn't help but roll his eyes.

"Of course the goldhandler is saying 'just prove yourselves it'll be fine'. We've been showing them how capable we are for turns and they don't care. How do we know you're not in league with Z'osh? You're in no danger of losing your position." His bitterness was strong, and his eyes narrowed. This was a terrible lot. And Keltin wasn't any better.

He saw no reason to actually help them. The riders didn't actually care, not until things got bad, then they came running to the handlers.

"Go ahead, keep kissing their asses."
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Wa'en of Brown Galahath
Weyrlingmaster Lexien of Brown Mikazuchith
Mishima of Blue Harmoth
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Quatre of Green Wynleth
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Dragonless Time
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Clovis of Blue Artoriath
Exia of Blue Seieth
Lelouch of Blue Isith
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"Elyrosk is perfectly under control. I will not claim he is the perfect model of what a wher should be, but I know his limitations and account for that," Elyron said, sounding entirely unperturbed. He had been in enough political arguments to care little about taking an unpopular stance. In fact, it was an honor to stand against handlers like these, bonded as they were to unnatural beasts

Yes, Elyron very stern, Elyrosk lied easily, Am in awe of will and discipline. Very afraid, very cowed, must obey.

"You see?" Elyron said with a nod, "If Z'osh doubts us and wishes us grounded, I would not object. Because I understand the importance of loyalty and hierarchy. Perhaps you would too, were you not blinded by the creatures you call 'partner'."
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Wingleader S'bor of Bronze Yugoth
ACM Estelle of Brown Jaehaeryth
Faralyn of Brown Grooth
Ieyasu of Brown Ieyask
P'pin of Brown Palath
T'rin of Brown Celeth
G'er of Garnet Neozeoth
Lily of Garnet Eridieth
Relli of Garnet Rellivask and Blue Relsk
Augury of Blue Velveth
Chrysanthe of Blue Bidath
Weyrling D'vir of Blue Cainhurth
Gellera of Blue Virtrath
Miryem of Blue Riwenth
Thor of Blue Hinokath
Adora of Green Meilith
Elyron of Green Elyrosk
Kiriani of Green Tabesleuth
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Makoto of White Usakinth
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Th'ou of Brown Pavith
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Kanon of Green Kibeth
Kip of Green Amizuth
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Raine of Green Spriggth
Sokka of Green Wintrath
T'ir of Green Blysith
Riku of White Taissath
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Wow, someone was bitter. She regarded Vartin coldly, inclining her head just slightly. No, tensions were already high... She could hold her tongue, for now.

"Am I not? Z'osh just confined a gold dragon to her weyr. The fact that Ryosk is gold doesn't save me from that." She just gave him a cold little smile. "Have I made you think I'm on his side? Maybe I'm considering how to simply... use this to our advantage. Though, I'll take your opinions into account. It seems like most of you don't think it's a good idea."

That was fine. She didn't have much to gain by going to Z'osh, and no guarantee it would even bear fruit.

"Opinionated as always, Elyron." But she said it teasingly. She knew this already. He was quite vocal on what he believed. "You have a tight hold on your wher."
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"Making sure they're forsking cowed isn't the proper way to have a wher under control!" Keltin all but yelled. It was a matter they had a strong opinion on; terrorizing Evask had been how Evander had kept him under control. The blue had deserved better. All of Fort had deserved better. Well, maybe not, given what they'd decreed about wherhandlers later, but certainly there had still been a lot of innocents harmed in the process.

"And how can you not object if you were to be grounded?! Us not being out there puts everyone else in danger. The wherlings are now without a teacher who's taught before, the squads are probably forsked come Threadfall, and you think we should just... happily sit by?! This has got shards-all to do with what color is in charge: they're all idiots and shouldn't be allowed to make decisions for wherhandlers when they ignore us at best, and actively blame them for their issues at worst!"
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