Month 3 Summary

This month will be focused on getting ready for your duties once you can fly as weyrlings.

  1. Learning to pick out leather for straps. It is more difficult than it sounds.
  2. Learning to sew straps. You'll be doing this more than once as your dragon grows.
  3. Bagging and practicing tossing firestone.
  4. Keeping working out; you'll need to be bigger, stronger and have more conditioning.

Vig & RP Ideas for Month 3

  • How are you dealing with the intensity of physical training?
  • How are you and your dragon feeling about next month when you will mount for the first time?
  • Have you taken any time to get ahead on formations? Why or why not?
  • How are you doing with firestone bagging and tossing? Are you and your dragon worried about the responsibility being placed on you?

Month 3 Rules and Restrictions

  • No high emotions.
  • No alcohol.
  • No physical relationships.
  • Uniforms of yellow and black must be worn at all times.
  • Dragons can be alone for short (but longer) periods of time. When and if you leave them you must be within a distance that you can get back in a hurry, so no going outside the Weyr - and even then, use good judgement inside the Weyr. The dragon is your main (read: only) responsibility.
  • If you do go somewhere with your dragon, make sure they can reach the distance easily and return. You don't want your dragonet falling asleep and blocking the traffic in and out of the Weyr.
  • Now that all of you can leave your dragons, you'll be assigned chores around the Weyr again.
  • Don't forget you are in charge of feeding and cleaning up the aftermath of your dragons meals - until they can hunt, and do their business between.
Month 3 Lessons

Now that you should know how to properly bag firestone, keeping the Weyr well stocked will be one of your main chores. Don't forge: they may be NPC, but there are almost always at least two classes of weyrlings at any given time, so you won't be entirely on your own, but as Thread starts to fall, the Weyr will need a lot of firestone. On hand. At any given time. At first the weyrlingstaff will be checking to make sure your bags are correct, and giving pop quizzes, but by the end of the month the whole Weyr will be depending on you to carry your weight and do this unsupervised. Remember, riders are counting on you for their lives during a Fall.

The big addition to your firestone education is throwing. By the end of the month you will need to be able to throw a bag of firestone (and its a bag of //stone) a full dragon length. This is when all the working out will begin to pay off. Work together and don't try and start with that distance. Work your way up.

During a threadfall you will be working with other weyrlings and cavern folk tossing firestone to the senior weyrlings, so your aim will have to be pretty good too.