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The Expedition of the previous season proved to be far less dangerous than possibly any before, with a handful of newly discovered species, and plenty of wealth in the way of resources. As the snow melts, the cold retreats, and bright green buds of Spring burst forth, Dalibor sets its sights on the future as Red Ingoth lays her first clutch upon the sands of the Hatching Ground and the Weyr prepares for another hatching full of possibilities.
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Oreanda of Bronze Osk & Blue Oresk - Ruin
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K'ton of Blue Ironth- Jenn
S'vor of Green Absinth - Ruriko
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Pavir of Blue Pavisk - Captain
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 Don't Mind Me, AU:18 {Zel x Rowen}
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 Posted: Apr 7 2018, 10:47 PM
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She wanted to know what sort of space she would be moving into, in future. It had only been a couple of days since the senior wherlings had graduated, and picked out their wherholes. Everyone had been discussing Copper Zelsk's run, and from what she'd heard the entire Weyr, in one way or another, had gotten themselves involved. She had already sworn to herself that things would be different if she were ever to impress--irregardless of whether she became a rider or handler. She would skip over flights and runs entirely, and spare herself. They weren't necessary occurrences, not when one didn't have a queen. The Weyr already had a queen in Zelsk, so she needn't worry about that. If she was lucky, she would impress a male; were she to, he would simply never chase. Problem solved.

Rowen, who liked to control most everything, had convinced herself that she was capable of combating instinct with sheer force of will. It was likely due to the fact that she combated most everything with sheer force of will. She had powered through her life thus far, and intended to carry on in much the same way. Peering around the corner of the hall, the shorter blond kept an eye out for handlers heading out on patrol. If anyone questioned her, she would simply state that she had been looking for the wherlingmaster, Zanii, in order to clarify some things from last lesson. It wasn't difficult to fabricate a story of some kind, and Rowen had gotten fairly adept at lying. If she couldn't convince her parents of her innocence, there wasn't even the slightest chance that she'd be standing here today.

Rounding the corner quietly, Rowen hadn't bothered to consider that little escaped whers. They had good hearing, and even better eyesight come nightfall. Certainly, in a place filled with whers, someone was bound to spot her snooping about. Occasionally, when she passed a room, she looked inside. She hated the idea of moving into a space she had yet to see with her own eyes. While each room was different, generally in shape as opposed to size, they were all relatively similar. She was, she supposed, satisfied. She had to be, since she highly doubted they were going to make her a custom wherhole. The thought appealed to her, certainly, but it was an unrealistic expectation. The woman heaved a sigh, pulling her head out of the doorway to one of the larger rooms. Settling against the stone wall just to the left of the open doorway, the newly-made wher candidate wondered where she ought to go now, now that her curious had been sated.

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'I still haven't forgiven you.'

'Was right time. SmartMine ready. I regret nothing.'

Zel shook her head, a soft smile playing on her lips as routine banter jumped between her and Zelsk. The copper chose graduation night of all times to Run, and now, in a few sevenday, there would be eggs hardening on the Sands.

'What about when you lose that slim figure?'

A huff.

Before either of them could continue, they spotted an unfamiliar individual standing rather close to their wherhole. Their rounds for the night hadn't begun yet, but the new priderunners weren't about to let that little fact stop them from investigating this...trespasser. Zelsk could see the figure more clearly and didn't appear alarmed by their presence.

'Candi-date.'

Ah. Well then. They better have a good reason to be in the wherhandler quarters at this candlemark or they'd be having a long chat with their candidatemaster.

"I do not believe you're supposed to be here," Zel said, approaching, noting that the individual was a girl around her own age. Zelsk loomed. Despite being shorter than her bonded by couple inches at the shoulder, with her head raised high and her crest on full display, she looked utterly massive compared to her slim handler.

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 Posted: Apr 8 2018, 09:43 AM
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Zel and her copper queen were, potentially, the last pair she expected to encounter. The copper stepped out into the hallway, looming over in a rather dominant manner. The girl by her side, a girl younger than herself, must have been Zel. Somehow the teen wasn't what she had expected, but then again she hadn't expected much (seeing as that would require her to care). The blond pushed off of the wall, Zelsk standing on the right of her whilst she looked from wher, to newly-graduated handler, and back again. "Wrong turn, it would seem..." she stated plainly, not so much as the slightest waver to her voice. Her expression, rather serious as always, gave little away. "Was hoping to find Zanii, actually... or Swithin?" Swithin was the name of the newly appointed wherlingmaster, was it not? If intel served her right, that is. Her memory was fairly reliable, especially in a pinch. She performed well under pressure, not that she thought there was anything to worry about.

"Zel, is it?" she queried, supposing that it might be wisest not to blow off the Weyr's sole copperhandler. Zelsk would soon be egg heavy, meaning that it would be her eggs that she stood for. No pressure or anything, no, of course not. Gaze steady, the older teen folded her arms behind her back, chin tilted upward in a show of confidence. "Congratulations are in order, I hear." Whether she was congratulating Zel, or Zelsk, or both, was unclear. She didn't envy Zel the experience of run-lust, but whatever. She was sure that the girl and her wher would understand her meaning, well enough.

This wasn't awkward at all. No, no... Something told her that the copper queen wasn't precisely chatty. That was fine by her, she hated talking to people, and by extension their bonded's. Becoming a candidate required certain social graces that, on a good day, she could at least pretend to possess (like now). For the most part, she tended to be a rather heated individual. Fiercely independent, thanks to her general mistrust of others, Rowen didn't, personally, think she was doing too bad for herself. To someone like Zel, and her copper, she was as good as no one. How many queens bothered to mingle with the Weyr's riffraff, hm?

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 Posted: Apr 8 2018, 05:12 PM
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"You will not find their private offices here."

Zel was proud of herself. Wherlinghood did a lot for her confidence, and while she still didn't quite know how to hold herself around authority or in large groups, she could handle this. A wayward wandering candidate in need of redirecting. Let the candidatemaster or wherlingmaster handle any needed discipline if needed.

'Voice too soft.'

'Still?'

The priderunner eyed the teen and nodded, "Yes. And your name?" She wasn't about the comment on the congratulations remark. Though a pink flush skittered across her cheeks. It was terribly difficult to keep her eyes up, to not look away in discomfort. But she didn't. She was steadfast. The collected figure that Hers needed her to be.

Zelsk nosed towards the candidate, stepping ahead of Hers, who loosely gripped the copper's harness. The Queen wasn't experiencing any aggressive feelings. No, what circled in that tricky head of hers revolved more around what this girl's candidacy status meant. If she was looking for Zanii or Swithin, then that meant she was a wher candidate...a possible bond for her upcoming clutch. No harm in investigating the 'stock'. She wanted the best for her babies.

Take SmallOne to them. Nice and safe. Weyr no need lose candi-date to sneaky bad things in the dark.

'Sneaky, bad things?'

Zelsk merely hummed with amusement, waiting to see the girl's reaction to being bespoken.

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 Posted: Apr 10 2018, 12:44 PM
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Ah, okay. So that's how it was going to be. "Well no shit, I think I just figured that out for myself." It wasn't as if she'd stolen something, or invaded anyone's privacy. She'd remained out in the hall, and still was, for all intents and purposes, in the hall. The copperhandler didn't own the hallway, regardless of possessing a queen. The girls wher had yet to look away from her, and while someone younger, or perhaps just someone not Rowen, might have been intimidated? She wasn't. Her life hadn't left much room for fear. Rowen was in the habit of exuding overconfidence, which was more of a problem than a help really. She wasn't likely to get far with either Zel, or Zelsk, unless she offered a bit more than sarcasm and quips.

The newly-graduated wherhandler was asking for her name, again trying her best to take an authoritative stance. Was she really being schooled by someone younger than her? It was mildly embarrassing, in truth. Figuring it was time to rectify the situation, Rowen fixed the girl with a hard stare. "Funny, I didn't really think we were on the fast-track to being friends... Shouldn't introductions beget introductions? Commonly that's how it's done... I would think." She didn't care to have the girl introduce herself, especially since she already knew her name. The whole Weyr knew the girls name, and it was, in all actuality, of little consequence to her.

Then the copper was speaking to her, personally, and the shorter blond merely shrugged. "I'd love to hear your take on what sneaky bad things are. If I wanted to sneak around, I'd do a better job. I've never been to this side of the Weyr, and I wanted to see where the handlers live. I was a dragon candidate, before now." Oddly enough, she was more apt to explain herself to Zelsk than her handler. "SmallOne" was hardly an endearing nickname, but she didn't force the issue. If the copper had no interest in using her real name, so be it. How many times were they likely to interact after today? Once on the Sands, maybe. Again at some future, brief, run-in? The pair were Priderunners, and with any luck she may, someday, be a Priderunner herself. She was certainly not obligated to answer to either of them, and she'd already given away more than she would've liked. Socialization was not her strong-suit, and she wouldn't pretend otherwise. She preferred to go it alone, whenever possible. The candidate lessons preaching teamwork and "togetherness" were of no use to her. The only person who could help her was her; such a fact had been proven many times in past.

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What a rude girl! There wasn't any reason to be so aggressive. Unless this was just how she reacted to authority or discomfort. Some people were like that. Zel became soft-spoken because circumstances made quietness ideal. Talking back or challenging those in power wasn't a wise move when those in control were capable of snuffing out that fire with little repercussion. If you worked hard, kept your head down and your mouth shut--it was easier to keep yourself and those you protected safe from harm.

This girl obviously had a different way of seeing things.

However, that didn't excuse her behavior. She was a candidate who was in a place she wasn't supposed to be without reason, and Zel was a priderunner. Even if she meant no harm, the girl did need to be escorted to where she belonged before someone DID come to the wrong conclusions.

"Please be mindful of your tone," Zel said, her voice still quiet but firm. "Some whers..." and people "...react poorly to perceived aggression towards their partners." That, and if she sassed the wrong person, that was a fast way to lose your spot in the program entirely! The wher had so few wher candidates already. They didn't need to lose one. "As for introductions, you have me at a disadvantage, already knowing my name."

Zelsk was...Zelsk. Amused as well as annoyed. She didn't exactly care for flippant disrespect but she knew that demanding it of others was in poor taste. Clever copper that she was, she had a feeling that intimidation and fear were not the path to the girl's heart. No. This required a more delicate touch. She flashed her teeth in a wherish smile.

Not matter that if try to sneak. SmallOne found where she no belong. Not stay here, so we take to Zansk's or Swisk's, so candi-date no wander where no belong again. Do follow. She was haughty and commanding, but there was no trace of upset in her tone. Zelsk padded past the girl. Now. The word brooked no argument.

"Come on. You're not in trouble as far as I know," Zel confessed. She wasn't planing on doing more than showing the candidate to the 'master's offices. That is if the girl would just let her.

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