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A zero sum game [Fel & maybe Arc]

The massive weyrbowl. Herdbeasts graze, flights are held overhead. No more does dread hang over the open sky.
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A zero sum game [Fel & maybe Arc]

Sometimes, there was no pleasing everyone. Often, in fact. Sometimes, others had to suffer or lose what they yearned for, for the good of others. Threadfall, in many ways, had been a zero-sum game. Countless losses, and before dragons could be replaced, had left High Reaches, the queenless weyr, in dire straits. However, each fall that High Reaches rose for, no matter the deaths, was to protect Pern.

But there was a solution to the problem. A queen. A clutching queen to bring new generations of clutches to High Reaches.

K'rou just hoped that Aldoeith had come in time. She would need to mature before she could clutch, and the fighting dragons that had hatched would need to mature before they could fight thread. Still...it was a step in the right direction. No matter what she had felt about Golre--and she tried to convince herself that feelings about Golre had no effect on it--she was glad that there was finally a clutching queen at High Reaches.

As K'rou stretched, loosening her joints before exercise, she thought briefly of those who had been deeply upset by the gold hatching. She understood. Or, she thought she did. Fear, that was something she could grasp. Fear of the past. But the truth was that blueriders had a place in this world, and that goldriders had another. Maybe Golre had gone a little too far, but, K'rou entertained the idea that maybe the natural order would be restored, now that Aldoeith had hatched.

As she thought, her hands grasped a tree branch--solid enough to support her weight. Pull-ups were decent exercise, and one could never be too in-shape. Still, she paused after a few, dropping to the ground as she noticed someone approaching. "E'nai?" she murmured, her question lost on the wind.

Nonaryth, dozing nearby, lifted his head to regard those who approached.

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Weyrling L'ru of Brown Ghermath
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Sy'rei of Green Asrakaerth
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E'nai was out walking. It was good for his bad knee, the Healers told him; he wasn't sure he completely believed it. How could anything that hurt that much be good for him? Never mind that he'd actively enjoyed jogging before the injury, and that hard exercise hurt in and of itself. In a good way, though. Not... this.

He didn't even have the excuse of getting old. Well, not that old at least. Just twisted straps and an unfortunate fall.

He looked up to see one of his former clutchmates in a tree, for some reason. Her words as she dropped were lost, but he was quite curious as to what she had been doing.

You're not coming straight back? Hazeth asked, a little forlornly. The blue really didn't like him being gone for long.

Soon enough.

He waved over at K'rou, smiling just a bit. "What are you doing out here?"
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K'rou's mouth drew into a tight line, before she responded. "Exercise," came her gruff response. Nonaryth's clutchsiblings made for good company...when they weren't being, well, "like that." She gave E'nai a nod of greeting, before glancing to his knee, keenly aware of his injury. A shame. One that E'nai must have struggled with each day, but she wasn't going to dwell on it. "What about you?" Maybe it was a bit of an awkward response, but she didn't seem to care. She wasn't wasting time on pleasantries, though. She was curious about why he was out. Maybe he was up to something. Couldn't be too careful--not even with Nonaryth's siblings' riders.

Nonaryth turned to survey E'nai, fixing him with a cold stare. Hm. No Hazeth. A shame. He preferred his clutchsiblings' company to that of others...not that that meant much. He did not speak, simply listening and watching, for the time being.

K'rou didn't wait for E'nai to respond, before beginning to stretch her body out. With her legs shoulder-length apart, she reached over her head, to the side, stretching out her core. No reason to be still or stagnate, just because you were in the middle of a conversation. If E'nai asked, she'd explain herself to him. If not, well, there was no point in that, was there?

She wondered if he'd been training his body, despite his injury. Keeping strong was necessary, at least to reach one's potential. Even if you were injured, you had to do what you could.
Thread Tracker - Soliloquies
Fort Weyr
Weyrling L'ru of Brown Ghermath
Maze of Garnet Temporaeth
Sy'rei of Green Asrakaerth
Fyrrowen of Green Rowesk
Arkta of Green Arktask

WIP: Candidate Mite
High Reaches Weyr
K'rou of Blue Nonaryth
Sigil of Green Euraroth
Enet of Green Aibouth
Weyrling Nova of White Scryth
Candidate Nyrida

WIP: A'riga of Bronze Kairaelth
Semaca Weyr
Kas of Garnet Vaheoth
Ky'ze of Blue Olarith
Makai of Blue Kask & Brown Makaisk
Khera of Green-Blue Khersk
E'nyo of White Nohadoth
Candidate Viiox

WIP: Aedih of Blue Rauseth
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