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Dragonsfall Weyr

Local Leadership


Weyrleader: K'reyel
Weyrwoman: Saibra
Weyrlingmaster: G'nir
Wingleader: R'enh
Wingleader: OPEN
Weyrwoman's Second: Teseada
Headwoman: Yanley
Weyrdragonhealer: W'ser


Articles


Dragonsfall Clutch Records
Dragonsfall Weyr Climate
Life in the Weyrs
The Weyrlakes at DFW


Maps and Floorplans


Dragonsfall Weyr - Lower Cliffs
Dragonsfall Weyr - Lower Cliffs (New Kitchens)
Dragonsfall Weyr - Mid-Cliff Level
Dragonsfall Weyr - Upper Cliffs
Dragonsfall Weyr Elevation
Dragonsfall Weyr Leadership Timeline


Latest News


Month 10 at Dragonsfall Weyr starts off with the addition of new life to the Weyr as Chioneth and Erdenth's clutch hatches, but it also starts off with tragedy as a green dragonet fails to find her lifemate and dies on the Sands.

Saibra and K'reyel deal with the fallout by leaning on one another, showing solidarity as they put on brave faces and greet their guests at the Hatching Feast. Saibra and her weyrmate, R'enh, however, argue after the Hatching when Saibra doesn't want to take the time to check on the two HADs (Hears all Dragons) that were present for the Hatching.

Lanniya and Saibra welcome Loella and her husband Karhal to the Weyr for the Hatching, hoping that Loella might have a pleasant experience so that Lanniya could help her develop her HAD abilities. The death of the green dragonet, however, had the opposite effect, and so R'enh escorted Loella and her husband home once the Hatching was over.

During the Hatching festivities, visiting Weyrwoman's Second, Kapera, from Dolphin Cove, visits with Saibra and offers her support after losing the dragonet. Kapera had a similar experience while Weyrwoman of Dragonsfall and finds the memory disturbing.

Rapids Wingleader, K'ran, who escorted Kapera to the Hatching, offers Saibra a brief respite from her duties during the Hatching Feast by taking her outside for some fresh air and a drink. The two converse regarding Saibra's daughter, Saidrene, who is secretly sleeping with K'ran, and Saibra assures K'ran that Dragonsfall misses the bronzerider's presence.

Late into the night, Saibra revisits the Hatching Sands and is met there by Dolphin Cove Weyrwoman Cyradis, who gives her former Wingsecond comfort and advice.

Erivana and K'yne come to a mutual agreement about pursuing parenthood. Pregnant from the flight she had with K'yne, Erivana decides to keep the baby and include the brownrider in the journey.

Temmin, Talerin, and Anndil face a terrifying "bump" in the night on one of their last nights as Candidates in the boys barracks. Turns out a tunnelsnake had found its way into the room. Luckily for Temmin and Anndil, Talerin stepped up to the challenge of killing the creature.

During the Hatching all three Candidates Impressed becoming, T'min, T'leri, and A'nir.

Greenrider Tarley pays a visit to her brother, Tyrael, in the infirmary after the Hatching. He was mauled by the green dragonet who could not find her lifemate. While she's visiting her bluerider Uncle, T'kev, shows up to check on his nephew. They discuss T'kev's drinking problem, but the bluerider doesn't seem ready to fix the problem yet.

After bronzerider J'ackt's stabbing at Dolphin Cove, Timassa arrives at Dragonsfall to inform K'yne that his son has been injured. The brownrider leaves with the greenrider.

D'hol shows up at Dragonsfall to visit with Weyrwoman Saibra, who is suspicious about his real reasons for visiting. The Dolphin Cove Wingleader insists that he's merely paying a visit. While at Dragonsfall, D'hol also visits with his eldest son, Ma'din. The two exchange words and blows, but part ways on good terms.

Saibra questions Ma'din about his father's visit, but Ma'din gives away no details. Ma'din leaves Saibra with a cryptic statement, that he might be transferring to Dolphin Cove in the future.

After all of the trouble that Ninaine has experienced with her mother and the support she has received from N'call, the greenrider decides to join the Weyrlingstaff since her dragon will not recover from her injuries and be able to rejoin a fighting Wing.

Benna and L'keri enter rocky territory as the brownrider complains about his diet and then the two find themselves in an argument that has unfortunate results.

Greenrider and wingthird, Rorela, corners former Weyrleader, and current Weyrlingmaster, G'nir, in his offices and lets him know in no uncertain terms that she won't continue chasing him, he'd better catch her, now!

Written by Heather as L2 on March 25th 2019


History


Dragonsfall was one of the first Weyrholds founded in the South, fifteen turns before the end of the Ninth Pass. The first official residents moved in three turns before the Pass's end. All were riders and support staff from colder Weyrs who thought Dragonsfall more hospitable than the warmer Weyrholds.
During the Interval, number of dragonriders dwindled and Dragonsfall was one of few Weyrholds that endured.

It was in Dragonsfall's Weyr, in 1190, that Cusyanth clutched 45 eggs including a Gold. This was the first warning something was about to change. It was Dragonsfall’s Weyrharper who /betweened/ forward in time to confirm Thread’s return. When the Tent’s Pass begun, Dragonsfall helped Dolphin Cove to meet the very first Threadfall over Emerald Falls hold.

Tragedy struck Dragonsfall only two months into the new Pass. Weyrleader J'ryd died in 'fall, leaving his young Wingsecond in charge. N'den was confirmed as Weyrleader in Cusyanth's next flight, but his leadership was short-lived.

By month seven, Thread took another Weyrleader from Dragonsfall. Weyrleader G'fren took leadership, with Jadeah still Weyrwoman. Only a day after the birth of the Weyrwoman's third child in the same Turn, Jadeah suffered a paralyzing stroke, and stepped aside in favor of young goldrider Linneya.

In month 4 of the 2nd turn of the Pass, Weyrleader G'fren was taken by Thread and Dragonsfall was left to recover under the acting weyrleadership of D'wrayt and Weyrwoman Linneya. But before her gold could rise again to confirm a Weyrleader, Linneya fell seriously ill with an infection that required her to move to a warmer climate for recovery. She relocated, leaving her Wingsecond, Jaela, as Weyrwoman.

D'wrayt and Jaela made a wonderful team, seeing the Weyr through many difficult times. In month 9 of Turn 3, however, the Weyrwoman tragically died of an ectopic pregnancy, leaving the Weyr without a mature queen. Two goldriders eventually were transferred to Dragonsfall with Corvera acting as Weyrwoman. However, it was Kapera's Riyanth that was first to mate, and Corvera transferred out, leaving her to take the Senior rank position and Teseada to be her Second.

The leadership seemed once again stable, until Riyanth's second mating flight. To everyone's surprise, D'wrayt was not confirmed as Weyrleader. Instead, Weyrlingmaster T'mahl's bronze Uluruth caught the senior gold. Though he had always been a competent leader, in his very first chance to lead the Weyr into Threadfall T'mahl panicked, leaving some to wonder if he would be leading the Weyr for very long. Indeed T’mahl didn’t stay as Weyrleader for long, but it was still Kapera who left first due to poor health, making Hygalia the acting Weyrwoman, rather than the young Teseada.

When Genith Rose on day 4 of month 10 of Turn 5 of Tenth Pass, she confirmed Hygalia as the new Weyrwoman and G’nir, rider of bronze Nirreth as the new Weyrleader. Together they ruled for Turn and a half, until news of the North opening a new Weyr made Hygalia to transfer there.

Genith was gravid with eggs sired by Nirreth and took those eggs North with her. Saibra arrived from Dolphin Cove to replace her, answering the Weyr’s need, Chioneth Rose. G’nir continued as the Weyrleeader as Nirreth was able to catch Chioneth, achieving the amazing feat of winning two senior Gold flights within a month.

Saibra and G'nir's working relationship deteriorated quickly, and the problems between them led G'nir's luck to run out when Chioneth rose again in the next Turn. A visiting bronzerider, K'reyel, and his bronze Erdenth caught Chioneth, giving Dragonsfall yet another new Weyrleader.


Location


The location was chosen because the rolling hills leading to the mountains were ideal for raising herdbeasts of all sorts to supply human and dragon needs. The plateau stood half-solitary at the edge of the plains down to the Sea of Azov.

Distances to Other Locations:
Opal Cove Hold - 50 miles (80.45 kilometres)
Amethyst Cliff Hold - 600 miles (965 kilometres)
Dolphin Cove Weyr - 5,000 miles (8,045 kilometres)
Dream's End Weyr - 650 miles (1040 kilometres)
River Bluff Weyr - 1,600 miles (2,574 kilometres)

Climate
The average winter low temperature is 19°F (-7°C); the average winter high is 28°F (-2°C). During the summer months, the average low temperature is 57°F (13.8°C); the average high 74°F (23.3°C).


Building Information


Dragonsfall Weyr was designed using rock-cutting tools created from plans left behind in AIVAS' files. The original Weyrhold was a masterpiece of design and took over ten turns to complete. There are three levels of the cliff that house the dragonriders and the weyrfolk. The ground floor is facing a expansive plain, and the weyrlake and stables are atop the large plateau. The Weyrleaders had set up plans for enlarging the Weyr to accommodate the growing population.

There are two weyrlakes at Dragonsfall Weyr. The summer lake (on top of the plateau) and the winter lake (in the base level cavern).


Technology Level


As one of the oldest Weyrs, established before Ninth Pass ended, the Weyr benefited from the technology from AIVAS. Its lights, heating and plumbing are powered by geothermal power plant, built deep inside the cliff, below base level. However, the system is well over 1200 Turns old, so blackouts do happen. As a backups, the Weyr uses glowstones, candles and fireplaces.
The winter lake and Hatching Cavern are heated by hot springs beneath them and are totally separate from the rest of the Weyr.


Female Policy


As a Weyr, Dragonsfall has always encouraged it’s female population to pursue what ever career they like to. Whether it’s craft or more traditional women’s job like cooking and fostering children. After the Plague, Weyr has been acting as a sanctuary for runaway hold-women and for certain types of men too. Searchriders have known to smuggle out girls in trouble from Holds. While the Weyr’s leaders officially disapprove taking youngsters without their families permission, none of those girls ever gets sent back.


Population and Plague Effects


The population is always growing due to the influx of young men and women who Impress at each hatching. The plague had taken a toll on Dragonsfall, but the Weyr is now recovering from those effects quite nicely.


Economy


The Weyr gets most of its crops from the Holds that it protects, but has substantial resources to feed its dragon population by breeding herdbeasts.


Transportation Information


There is access to the Sea of Azov from the Weyr for ships and no place is too far for the dragons to between. There are roads connecting Dragonfall to nearby holds. They were less used during the Interval. The Pass has brought more traffic to them as the tithe trains and trader caravans cross the plains between Amber Hills and Dragonsfall.


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