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(Turns 7-8 of the 10th Pass)
Please do not go beyond these dates; going back and doing threads in the past is fine, going into the future is not.
Threadfall: Ongoing; intermittent and unlikely to freeze as the weather warms
Following a spectacular flight, Queen Minervath was caught by King Sulith and is now heavy with eggs. A new clutch is on the way, but will it be anything like her last or will this time bring joy and not sorrow?

Meanwhile, the Weyr continues to recover from the disastrous fallout of the first Threadfall of the Turn. Thread was successfully fought, but there were many injuries that brought the fighting strength of the Weyr down. A meeting has been called amongst the Weyr's leadership, Weyrlingmasters and Wingleaders to determine where the weaknesses lie.

In happier news, Senior Queen Kansk and Soldier-King Candesk have laid clutches, and as the eggs have hardened it has become clear that a joint hatching is to be expected.

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 Posted: Apr 29 2018, 01:27 PM
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-- Setting established (time, place): +10
-- Primary character: +15
-- Characters actively involved (whose speech and actions are focused on for most of the story): +5 each, including bonds. (2)
--Each Scene: +5*
-- accomplishing a personal plot event: +20
- Correct season/weather (if specified/relevant)/other small game-specific details: +10 for whatever details are provided publicly, automatic if no details are provided for that part of the world.
- answering a prompt: +10

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[Month 4, Day 3, 2268]

One of your Talented characters, if you have any, has a period of trouble where they struggle to control their Talent; if you have no Talented characters, then choose one character to randomly develop a temporary talent that is uncontrollable while it lasts, then disappears as mysteriously as it arrived.

Using: Fertile Soldier Hybrid (Mutant) Egg


M'kai had been secretly enjoying being at the weyr with the Iron Flowers. Billith could be around his clutchsiblings, which the dragon mildly enjoyed, for whatever reason, and thought it would do M'kai good to be around his fellow weyrlings.

M'kai didn't exactly agree, but now that his actual friends, dear to his heart, as stupidly corny as that sounded, were here...he was much happier to spend time with the weyrling class.

That said, M'kai was in a foul mood.

Therioi weren't supposed to have talents, but suddenly, M'kai had a talent. One that seemed random, frustrating, and annoying. Things just kept...appearing. Everything from someone's old, smelly sock, to a piece of what must have been priceless jewelry, to even a fire lizard egg. He had, naturally, found someone to shove the egg off on, looked for the jewelry's owner, and tossed the sock, but he still had a small pile of random items that had shown up in front of him.

Which was annoying. Now he had to deal with all of these sharding bits of junk, and find their owners, should they be valuable. Billith sat next to M'kai as the young man sorted through some of the amassed 'treasures,' grumbling to himself. A lesser man would keep the valuables for himself, you know, Billith said, teasing slyness slipping into his otherwise amused tone. Could it be that M'kai is actually sweet and caring?

"Shut up. I'm not. I just...why would I want to keep this junk, anyways? Might as well find who it belongs to. Besides, maybe they'll figure it out, and I'm trying to stay out of trouble, right?" M'kai grumbled his excuses, but suddenly, there was a familiar popping sound. M'kai groaned as something appeared in that sharding flash of light, and--

Oh, uh.

That was an egg, wasn't it? And a pretty big egg, too. Definitely not a fire lizard egg, nothing like that. And...did it just twitch a little? Shards...what should he do? Was it a dragon egg? Was the dragon about to go between? M'kai couldn't Impress a dragon, he already had his wonderful Billith...who was just as wonderful as he was annoying. At that moment, he merely watched with amusement. "Billith! What do we do? Shards...it's going to go between! Or maybe it's a wher egg? It's kind of small...but too big for a--say something already!"

I don't think it will go between.

"Well, then, if it's a wher egg, will it go wild? Shards, do we have to fight it?" He growled. He didn't want to harm a hatchling, but if his life, Billith's life, if they were at stake...M'kai wasn't thinking clearly, really, as he watched the egg tremble.

Calm down. No one's going to die, not at all. Billith got up from where he was lying, to get a better look at the egg. The scout nudged it with his nose, curious about its sudden appearance. It's...hot. Billith recoiled from the egg. He didn't have a burn, but he was shocked by the intense warmth of the egg--nearly scorching. That was all he could say and do before the egg exploded into tiny shards. Billith's hide and scales were thick enough that he wasn't harmed by the miniscule shards, but the 'explosion' gave poor M'kai several minor scratches and scrapes along his skin. Nothing worth worrying about, but he cursed anyways.

Regardless, the pair were covered in egg goo and shards, and for a moment, M'kai grimaced at the state of his everything, before gasping and looking to see what had hatched. Shells...

It was a...hybrid? She was small for a hybrid, even, he could see that now. Her form was dragon-like, but she was small and stocky, save for her wings. She'd be bigger, probably, and certainly sturdier than Billith once both reached adulthood. The hybrid, a soldier-officer chimera, screeched and fanned her wings. M'kai!!!!!!! How dare you! You didn't wait for me?

"I...what?" M'kai shivered as the feeling of Impression hit him. Not nearly as strong as that of Billith, hardly even comparable, but still much stronger than Yiare, or anything like that. And it felt different than Billith, beyond the intensity. In fact, in some ways, this bond was more intense. Not as strong, but her presence shoved its way into his mind, making itself comfortable, crashing in like a tidal wave. There was a strange burning sensation, and for a moment, he fought it, but then...no, there was also the bond. He cared about her. He wouldn't toss her out, but they still butted heads, fighting to see who would bend the other to their will.

Finally, M'kai gave her a final mental push, and the bond calmed into something more manageable. "What...what are you talking about?"

Her name was Vidaesh. His name was Billith. M'kai knew these names more intimately than he knew his own. She'd never said her name--and his dragon had never needed to say his--but he knew them. "Vidaesh," he half-whispered, half-growled. She'd better sharding calm down.

YOU. Vidaesh ignored M'kai, whirling towards Billith. How DARE you take M'kai before I could get him! How dare you be his first bond!

Billith rumbled, amused, despite himself. This little hatchling was trying to antagonize him? Finders keepers. Got here first, he said, more out of amusement than anything else, as Vidaesh screeched in anger again.

"Calm down. You're both mine, okay? So you'd BETTER get alo--SHARDS AND SHELLS! STOP THAT, YOU DEADGLOW!" M'kai shouted at his own bond as Vidaesh snapped her jaws around Billith's leg, angrily.

After a moment of mental pushing, from a suddenly annoyed Billith and an incredibly angry M'kai, she let go. "You're going to have to behave if you want to stay here." The threat was empty--he couldn't make her leave, nor did he want to, but shards, she needed to behave.

Vidaesh hissed, looking from one to the other. She quickly saw that this behavior wouldn't be tolerated, and that M'kai was getting angry with her. Well...if that was the case, if Billith meant sooooo much to M'kai...she supposed Billith could be hers too. Yes...two bonds for her. Maybe that was luck, that she'd gotten here second. Besides...she didn't want to be tied too tightly to M'kai. What if he died, or something? No, this was much better.

I love you both, Vidaesh said, mindvoice suddenly less a screech and more a purr. But YOU both need to learn to behave.

"Why...you!"

She's trying to keep her dignity, M'kai. Just let her have this. Pretend she's won.

M'kai grumbled. She'd be quite difficult...

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