Hatching 10

First Hatching, at Ista Weyr, after the move
Toreinth's clutch
August 9, 1995

Galleries (#2066)

Tiers of stone benches line the galleries, facing out over the sands. Every seat in the house is a good one, offering an expansive view of the sands, eggs, and nervous candidates.

On the perch are Diaph, Genara, Reiana, and Fysher.

Trew, Karistor, Iria, Islynn, Rowan, Tannar, Brian, X'din, Lili, Aislyn, Abardaen, Nenais, Vela, N'var, Fletcher, Leanna, Blair, Carsi, Alex, and Belldandy are here.

Obvious exits:

Stairs

On the sands, Misty Grey Egg jiggles a tiny bit and tilts slightly to one side.

On the sands, Sunlit Amber Egg smacks the Driftwood Egg right back. Feisty one, this.

Islynn waves at Kira

On the sands, Torienth's head is facing the entrance. She warbles pointedly to her rider.

Fletcher sits quietly, eyeing the Important Persons more than the eggs, but also flashes a look at the ovoid object, occasionally.

Leanna rolls into a message tube and is carried away.

Blair turns to Lili and uses one hand.

Lili hmms? to Blair?

On the sands, Lor strides off the sands.

On the sands, Driftwood Egg almost winces at the return smack, and settles for a few minutes.

On the sands, Milsa gently comforts her lifemate.

Alex looks down on the sands, sighing at the beautifull eggs.

Carsi continues to be entrances by everything. The dragons! The wobbling eggs! All the flashy people. It's almost too much for the small woman.

Leanna has connected.

Leanna wakes up.

On the sands, Torienth touches the tip of her muzzle to the gold egg, raised on its special mound of sand.

Aislyn idly wonders who everybody is looking at as she sits near Trew.

Trew listens to the hubbub hubbubbling along just outside…

Kira finds a seat, abstractedly watching the eggs.

Blair makes some seemingly random gestures.

Leanna gives her full attention to the eggs, holding her breath slighty.

Lili shakes her head slightly at Blair.

Alex shalkes his head to blair.

From Kira's shoulder, Skye chitters and rustles his wings.

On the sands, Silver Pool Mirror Egg resumes its rolling movement, gouging a shallow furrow in the sands.

Karistor falls asleep.

On the sands, Milsa walks over to her mate and smiles softly at him.

On the sands, Summer Blue Egg shivers and creates a dimple in the sands.

N'var stretches momentarily, life sparking briefly as he gazes at the young gold on the sands before sinking back into a deeper silence than before.

Iria turns aside, when she feels eyes on her. She studies N'var from afar, a faint frown passing over her features, compassion.

Brian leans back and props up a foot as he waits for the candidates to show up.

Fletcher goes home.

On the sands, Starry Gold Egg bounces up and down like it is trying to escape the mound, its mother put it in.

Rowan calls to Gyre, who glides over and perches carefully on her shoulder, wrapping his tail around her neck.

Karistor wakes up.

Aislyn calls to Reiana, who flies over and lands on Her forearm, wrapping her tail around her wrist.

Young S'ot gives up trying to interest N'var in the eggs and amuses himself with betting on the outcome as the Istan Weyrleader crumples in upon himself even more, Iria's compassion lost as he fades out.

Aislyn calls to Fysher, who flies over and lands in Her hair, hiding there.

Vela wakes up.

Lili curls herself into a ball and falls immediately asleep.

N'var falls asleep.

On the sands, Lor strides out onto the sands.

Blair nods to Lili and squeezes Leanna's hand.

Leanna giggles softly to Blair.

Alex smiles.

On the sands, J'rad walks out onto the sands.

On the sands, Evan walks out onto the sands.

On the sands, Farin walks out onto the sands.

On the sands, Durrik wonders nervously out onto the sands.

On the sands, Daelia walks out onto the sands.

On the sands, Sylke walks out onto the sands.

Y'sil casually strolls up the stairs, and looks about for a seat.

On the sands, Maigrey strolls out onto the sands.

Kira grins and watches the candidates march out onto the sands.

On the sands, Mykalie walks with a long, firm stride out onto the sands.

On the sands, Kimmer plods out onto the sands.

On the sands, Delenar walks out onto the sands.

On the sands, Celana walks out onto the sands.

On the sands, Larkin walks out onto the sands.

On the sands, J'rad takes his place next to E'rik.

On the sands, Lark wanders slowly out onto the sands.

Leanna squeezes Blair's hand and points towards the candidates.

On the sands, Katherine walks out onto the sands.

On the sands, E'rik nods to J'rad, then watches the Candidates line up.

On the sands, Evan bows to Milsa and Torienth

On the sands, Sylke curtseys nervously to Torienth. shifting only slightly on the hot sands.

Y'sil nods to everyone, quickly taking up a seat behind everyone in a quiet corner.

On the sands, Darcy walks out onto the sands.

On the sands, Darcy stretches lazily and sits up, yawning.

On the sands, Jemman walks out onto the sands.

On the sands, Lor guides the Candidates into place.

Blair smiles as she tilts her head as she watches.

Carsi ooos! at the procession of white-robed Candidates.

Trew looks at each individual candidate…

On the sands, Durrik walks out shifting his feet in the sands. Falfway to the eggs he stops and bows to Golden Torienth. Turning he bows to each of Torienth's rider, Milsa, And Weyrleader E'rik, before continueing on to take his place in the circle with the rest of the candidates.

On the sands, Kezar walks out onto the sands.

Althea strolls up the stairs, and looks about for a seat.

On the sands, Maigrey shifts a little from foot to foot, trying to get used to the heat.

On the sands, Evan steps into the semi-circle with the other candidates, gazeing at the eggs.

On the sands, Celana bows to E'rik, Milsa, and the queen and bronze.

On the sands, Summer Blue Egg quivers and spins into its neighbor.

On the sands, Lark hops from foot to foot as she crosses the sands. She pauses in front of Torient and bows, then to the weyrleaders before joining the other candidates in their loose ring.

On the sands, Larkin manages a graceful bow to gold Torienth.

On the sands, Koani makes her way with confident steps out onto the sands.

On the sands, Maigrey bows deeply to Milsa and Torienth..

On the sands, Farin shifts somewhat uncomfortably as he starts feeling the heat penetrate his feet.

On the sands, Daelia nods to Torienth and looks eagerly at the eggs.

On the sands, Milsa smiles to J'rad, Atella and Lor.

Karistor smiles at the spectacle of the candidates and the eggs.

On the sands, Atella walks out onto the sands.

Leanna crosses her fingers for her friends.

On the sands, Sylke steps carefully into place with the other cands.

On the sands, Mykalie bows to Iria, turns and bows deeply to Torienth before stepping into the semicircle.

Aislyn smiles at Blair quietly, noting the use of her signs.

On the sands, Katherine bows to the queen, the weyrwoman and the weyrleader and the honored guests.

On the sands, Celana stnads by Mai and takes her hand.

On the sands, Farin salutes the riders; then bows respectfully to the dragons, especially to Torienth, before moving to the place Lor indicated.

On the sands, J'rad smiles at Torienth.

On the sands, Delenar tries to avoid the heat of the sands by shifting his feet.

Kerjin walks up the stairs, and looks about for a seat.

On the sands, Nuff skips out onto the sands.

On the sands, Jemman swallows and starts to finally look nervous as well as feel it, shifting from foot to foot from the heat as he goes where he's guided to.

On the sands, The heat gets to Larkin's feet and her bows to Milsa and E'rik are not quite as graceful. She skitters to take her place with the others.

On the sands, Daelia hops from foot to foot to cool them, not taking her eyes fromthe eggs.

On the sands, Damina walks out onto the sands.

On the sands, Durrik clapses a fist in one hand standing with his feet shoulder width apart watching the eggs breathing the nervousness away.

On the sands, Delenar bows deeply to the queen.

Lili stretches awake, resembling a cat even more than usual.

On the sands, Kezar bows to E'rik, Milsa, Torienth and the bronze.

On the sands, Katherine finds a spot andsettles in, slowly rocking back and forth on her feet.

On the sands, Celana shifts from side to side.

On the sands, Jemman notices the others bowing and looks sheepish and echoes it, although it's rather sloppy due to his nervousness.

On the sands, Darcy walks next to Farin, standing as close to him as she can. She remembers something, and bows to Torienth, somewhat awkwardly as she is used to curtsying.

On the sands, Mykalie bows to Milsa when she passes her on the way to the eggs.

On the sands, Maigrey stares fixedly at the eggs, swallowing hard.

On the sands, Kimmer manages a stiff bow to the large gold, the best his huge frame will permit.

On the sands, Kezar looks around, the whole event suddenly overwhelming him. He wrings his hands out nervously.

On the sands, Atella bows gracefully to the golds, then to the weyrleaders, and steps back to join them.

On the sands, Darcy bobs a curtsy to the Weyrleaders. She jerks her head back as she sees the egg spin.

On the sands, Koani's feet become scorched on the black sands, but she remembers to bow courteously to the dragons and to the weyrleaders in line.

Blair makes some seemingly random gestures.

On the sands, Jemman glances at Koani and smiles slightly at her, then looks back at the eggs and swallows.

On the sands, Damina bows to the Queen respectfully and then to the Riders.

On the sands, Nuff tosses the last of her cookie aside as she rushes to catch up with the others. Waving cheerfully to Torienth and the others she bounds across the stand, toes clenching hot sand. "OOoo…. yupyupyup. Eggs are cookied!.. Um.. Cooked!"

Blair smiles to Leanna and squeezes her hand again.

Alex nods smiling.

On the sands, Delenar adjusts his eyepatch.

Leanna nods to Blair.

On the sands, Still shifting, as he tries to keep his feet as cool as possible, Farin turns his attention to the eggs, having noticed that theyr'e beginning to rock.

On the sands, Jemman looks over at Nuff and smiles a little. At least some things are constant.

On the sands, Misty Grey Egg tips over to one side, then slowly rights itself again.

On the sands, Evan can't help glancing at Nuff, before turning back to the eggs.

On the sands, Damina picks up her feet shifting from one to the other, eyes fixed on the eggs.

On the sands, Daelia keeps an eye on the rocking eggs, looking the others over, too.

On the sands, Maigrey grabs Nuff's hand, dragging her into the circle.

On the sands, Delenar stares at the eggs.

On the sands, Mykalie looks over her shoulder and smiles at Milsa slightly, grinning before looking back at the rocking eggs.

On the sands, Kimmer follows the other Candidates and gets into his position in the circle ringing the magnificent eggs.

On the sands, Kezar blinks, not sure if /he/ us ready for this. But the eggs certainly are, and the grey egg catches his attention.

On the sands, Koani's eyes drift to the forlorn corner of the grounds. She takes her line with the other candidates, clustering next to Jemman.

On the sands, Darcy's head keeps turning as various eggs rock. She tries to narrow her focus to the sand at her feet, and fail miserably.

On the sands, Durrik's fingers turn white under the strain he puts them, throwing his nervous energy into them.

On the sands, Celana watches the eggs, her eys closes for a moment, then opening.

On the sands, Sunlit Amber Egg seems to rattle angrily, nervously.

On the sands, Ocean Sunset Egg stirs, rocking from side to side.

On the sands, Damina stairs at the Misty egg and smiles, quietly waiting.

Leanna tugs on Blairs arm a little, pointing…

On the sands, Jemman blinks as so many start to move.

On the sands, Summer Blue Egg jolts as its occupant tries to escape.

On the sands, Mykalie breathes in sharply as /fg ->

On the sands, Nuff gets dragged, grinning up at the taller girl as she joins the mass of white, feet duck wide and on fire. She stretches herself up to mutter to Maigrey, "I can't believe I'm doing this again. Think a dwagon will pick Nuffie this time?"

On the sands, Delenar remains in line and tries to remain composed despite the movement of the eggs.

On the sands, Evan gazes at allthe eggs, but keeps coming back to the blue egg.

On the sands, Sylke watches the eggs with fascination.

On the sands, Larkin's breath comes quickly and she tries to moisten dry lips, as the eggs rock and rattle.

On the sands, Milsa watch the eggs with a smile, then glances at the half circle of candidates.

On the sands, Celana looks down at Nuff and smiles.

On the sands, Kezar sriffens up, and decides for the first time to try to take something completely serious.

On the sands, Lark catches her breath and smiles at the candidate next to her, her eyes shining with excitement.

On the sands, Maigrey blinks at Nuff and mouths.. 'again'. "I hope so Nuffie.. You're too cute to pass up."

On the sands, Damina's eyes widen as so many of the eggs begin rocking and tries to watch them all.

Blair watches intently and follows Leanna's pointing. She smiles.

On the sands, Durrik breaths delerbritly though his noise, taking large fast breaths watching the eggs with his full concentration.

On the sands, Summer Blue Egg begins to really move now, the dragonet inside determined to be out, and soon!

Blair eyes dance with merriment at Nuff's comments.

On the sands, Jemman shifts onto the balls of his feet, giving his heels some relief as he waits, both nervous and excited at the same time.

On the sands, A nervous candidate swoons and is caught by a another. The candidate is quickly revived and takes his place again.

On the sands, Nuff giggles and puffs herself out with pride. "I is eeeesn't I!"

Ataris walks up the stairs, and looks about for a seat.

On the sands, Kimmer follows each egg with his eyes, then looks briefly at the gold dragon looming over everything, and quickly returns his gaze to the eggs.

On the sands, Sylke shifts nervously from foot to foot.

On the sands, Lor eyes the eggs, waiting for the first one…

On the sands, Daelia watches Summer Blue egg as it starts to move more.

On the sands, Darcy's eyes fall to catch sight of the Summer Sea Egg.

On the sands, Delenar waits patiently, suddenly finding hidden composure.

On the sands, Katherine nods to Nuff.

On the sands, Evan continues to watch the blue egg

On the sands, Celana can't help but grin at Nuff.

On the sands, Torienth rumbles warningly at the candidates, even as she steps back just beyond the egg masses.

On the sands, Kezar looks at the eggs, but fails miserably in his resolve. He cracks a wide grin.

On the sands, Farin, becoming more nervous as each egg rocks, seemingly in turn, glances backward at the group of riders, then attempts a smile to them, briefly, before returning his attention to the eggs.

On the sands, Mykalie grins down at Nuff's bouncy form, breathing in deeply, calmly.

Vela leans forward on..in her seat, eyes wide, watching the dancing eggs.

On the sands, Koani's nose itches and -=achoo-= She sneezes and wipes it, unbeknownst to Jemm, on his sleeve.

On the sands, Summer Blue Egg tips over slowly…slowly…

On the sands, Damina stands on her tip toes to releave the burinig

On the sands, Darcy looks astonished. "Myk…." she mutters, "how can you be SMILING?"

Ataris spies the Istan Lord Holder, and finds a seat in the general vicinity

On the sands, Delenar stares fixatedly at the Summer Blue Egg.

On the sands, Jemman stands oblivious, staring at the eggs.

On the sands, An egg nearly hops from its resting place as its occupant strives to be free.

On the sands, Darcy shifts uncomfortably as the sand burns at her feet.

On the sands, OOC: Damina says "burning even :P"

On the sands, Sylke leans forward, watching the blue egg and the others.

On the sands, Durrik looks up at Tarienth's actions bowing to her again from his standing position. He hasn't moved his feet since he took the place, and he is showing the strain of the heat on his soles.

Brian watches the candidates speculatively.

On the sands, Daelia 's eyes are trained on the tiipping egg…

On the sands, Mykalie chuckles at Darcy, "I have no idea."

On the sands, Larkin brushes absently at a little stray sneeze spray on her sleeve.

Leanna eyes crinkle in intense concentration.

Trew notes that Ataris must have noticed the thick upholstry…

On the sands, Damina glances from one egg to the next wondering what one will crack first, and thinking incourageing thoughts.

On the sands, Celana waits to see which one will pop first.

On the sands, Nuff flexes her chubby fist around Maigrey's feeling charmed by having someone to share her hot sweaty palm with. A giggles ripples outwards to mingle with the thurmming of dragons and she remembers to watch the eggs with a look of apppreciation rather than hunger… though with the twinkle in her eye it is hard to tell.

On the sands, An Impressed fire-lizard circles overhead, then is joined by more, forming a colorful fair above the proceedings.

On the sands, Kezar grins at Mykalie, finding it comforting that someone shares his feelings…

On the sands, Kimmer stands solidly, feet sunk into the sand fairly deeply, but he doesn't seem to notice much. Those feet of his seem as much like solid rock as the rest of him. His eyes, though, are animated, and are continually glancing here and there at the eggs.

On the sands, Ocean Sunset Egg sways to and fro serenly, pushing the sands from it.

On the sands, Koani looks at Larkin and blushes profusely.

On the sands, Maigrey grins crookly… just watching and waiting..

X'din chuckles at Trew.

On the sands, Seaside Sunset Egg rolls just slightly, bumping the egg next to it.

On the sands, Darcy bites her lip and hopes fervently that a bronze hatches first.

On the sands, Silver Pool Mirror Egg baps against the nearest egg, shivering on impact.

Taliesin strolls quietly up the stairs, and looks about for a seat.

On the sands, Lark feels sweat trickling down her back inside the loosefitting gown. Taking the back of her hand she wipes her forehead and turns to look at the rocking eggs.

On the sands, Driftwood Egg tests movement.

On the sands, Lor clasps her hands behind her back, shifting from foot to foot on the hot sands.

On the sands, Maigrey glances down at Nuff and holds her hand tightly.

On the sands, Evan seems calm outwardly, but you can tell he is excited

Leanna motions to Taliesin…

On the sands, Daelia looks at all the eggs now, or trys to, as they all start moving.

On the sands, Durrik moves his hands squeezing them, while he watches the eggs.

Alex wipes his brow, and blinks a few times, trying to focus on all the eggs.

On the sands, Kezar stands, as there is nothing to be done on his behalf at the moment, and scans the eggs again, as if to hope to see right through the shells.

On the sands, Farin ohs, as he watches the Seaside Sunset egg hit the other egg. "

On the sands, Darcy casts her glance outward, seemingly realizing for the first time that there are people watching. She stiffens, then relaxes again to her prior state: not much more relaxed than stiffened.

On the sands, Daelia watches the eggs so intently she barely notices the heat on her soles.

On the sands, Farin says, "They've got to start hatching soon…"

Rowan heads down the stairs.

On the sands, Delenar casts a look around at the spectators.

On the sands, Celana nods, watching the eggs.

On the sands, Silver Pool Mirror Egg finds a loophole through the crowded eggs, and rolls slightly away, the shadows and reflections of theother eggs growing dimmer.

On the sands, Darcy nods, a jerky movement.

On the sands, Heat doing little to quell her bouyant hopes, Nuff annoys those around her with a constant bopping and none too quiet humming, her butt wriggling with excitement as she watches the eggs. "C'mon you lazy eggies. Hatch already! My feet hurt!"

On the sands, Damina rocks back to her heels, giving her toes a breaks from the heat.

On the sands, Koani's light almond eyes are drawn down to her robe. Among the reflecting white is a dull string that screams to be pulled. She twists her finger around it.. then waits, barely shifting as her feet become numb.

On the sands, Jemman looks at the mirror egg, swallowing again at its beauty.

On the sands, Delenar smiles at Nuff's antics.

On the sands, Durrik mutters a chant to himself, "I will do it, I will do it…." His nervousness clearly showing.

Kira chuckles at Nuff.

On the sands, Maigrey gives a soft chuckle, fighting to keep it from becoming a nervous, high-pitched laugh.

On the sands, Celana shakes her head and watches the Siver Egg.

On the sands, Evan watches the blue egg after gazeing at the others.

On the sands, Kezar suddenly gets hit by the heat from the sands, and almost jumps into the arms of an adjacent Candidate. He looks around to make sure no one saw him, and returns his focus to the busy eggs.

On the sands, A dark blue tips sharply to one side. It quickly rights itself and is still again.

On the sands, Driftwood Egg finds no such luck, and continually bangs into the surrounding eggs.

On the sands, Nuff moves just that little bit closer to Maigrey and tries standing on the taller girls feet, a vain attempt to stop the fire seering from sands to curls. She looks upwards and announces the obvious. "Hot eesn't it?"

Blair eyes dance and head nods as she listens to the candidates. She looks about at the eggs and squeezes Leanna's hand as she points to the egg on the mound all by itsself.

Iria folds her arms over her chest, frowning at Nuff. "That girl. If she Impresses it'll spell doom for the Weyr… or endless amusement."

On the sands, Larkin is oblivious to the commotion in the galleries, completely obsessed by the rocking eggs.

Carsi giggles lightly at the hopping girl, quietly pointing her out to Alex.

On the sands, Katherine smiles softly, watching the eggs as they move about. Watching the future of Pern ready to spring forth.

On the sands, Rai looks around dazedly, trying to remember where she is.

On the sands, Rai has connected.

On the sands, backs off a bit to gather her thoughts.

On the sands, Damina stands calm and composed but her eyes betray her as they dart nervously from one egg to the next.

On the sands, Sylke has disconnected.

On the sands, Darcy looks over at the raised mound, and the lone queen egg, then wrenches her gaze away to stare at other things; eggs, Farin, the other candidates…..

Blair shrugs to Leanna.

On the sands, Koani grins at Kezar. "Not strong enough to carry you.. sorry.."

Nenais settles herself in her seat with an amused grin. Watching. A murmur, "And /I/ won't havbe to train her."

On the sands, Glittering Sandy Egg shimmers a little as it rolls.

Alex looks out to the sands and blinks, confusedly.

On the sands, Maigrey grimaces and ouches, nearly tossing Nuff off into the cluster of eggs.."Yes.. yes… very hot.."

On the sands, Daelia eyes , trained on the eggs, skip back and forth over the rocking ones…

Leanna watches the egg that Blair pointed to and nods appreciatively.

On the sands, Durrik's eyes are drawn to that worn water smooth egg which hasn't moved yet. He turns back to watch the other eggs as well.

On the sands, Farin, nearly oblivious to the noise of his fellow candidates, winces slightly as he hears, and sees eggs bumping into each other, some of them quite hard.

On the sands, Jemman lifts his hand and fingers at his ponytail, still staring at the dancing eggs.

On the sands, Summer Blue Egg jolts harder this time…

On the sands, Starry Gold Egg barely moves, but enough to disturb the sand around it.

On the sands, Mykalie lets her gaze stray over each of the eggs, lingering lastly on the queen egg, measuring it, memorizing it.

Taliesin slips his way around to the rear of the seats..

On the sands, Kimmer gets a bit distracted by the young Weaver, throwing her the odd glance, but keeps his eyes otherwise riveted to the amazing scene of the hatching.

On the sands, Maigrey lifts Nuff off her feet and back to the sand, "STand on your own feet cutie..please."

On the sands, Worn Watersmooth Egg nearly is tripped over by the tossed Buff, but seems to be in one piece. Which of course won't last loing, the way it's shaking.

On the sands, Delenar stares intently at the Summer Blue Egg's movement.

On the sands, The crowds in the stands ooh and ah as the watch the eggs move.

On the sands, Kezar chuckles, barely hearing Koani. He rolls on the balls of his feet, waiting patiently….

Iria grits her teeth and mutters, "Nothing so bad as a flitty young weyrling."

On the sands, Daelia looks towards the golden egg which moved…

On the sands, Sylke has connected.

On the sands, s/Nuff/Buff

On the sands, Darcy catches movement out of the corner of her eye, glimpses the golden egg, sighs nervously.

On the sands, Atella shares a look with E'rik and Milsa, then flashes a tiny smile at the others gathered on the sands.

On the sands, Koani's fingers tug off the stray thread, then her eyes spy one on Larkin's shoulder.

On the sands, Evan continues watching the Summer Blue egg.

On the sands, Nuff bounds backwards, disppointment bringing a pout to her rounded face as she goes back to torturing her feet, occasionally glancing to see if anything has emerged from the eggs. "Shards already. I had time for three more cookies!"

On the sands, Celana sighs, holding Mai's hand and squeezing it tightly.

On the sands, Durrik watches the worn watersmooth egg mezmorized by its antics.

On the sands, turns her attention back to the Sands.

On the sands, Summer Blue Egg shatters into a thousand fragments, leaving its occupant out in the open.

On the sands, Floodwater Brown Hatchling

On the sands, Like a wave breaking from the foam, a muddy mid-brown wing splits the shell near the top, shattering that portion of theegg so that white and colored fragments cling. The rest of the hatchlingfollows clumsily over the edge, like water spilling over a collapsing dam. With a crunch he hits the sand, but unlike water slipping back into itschannels he stumbles to his feet, peering about. He takes a step, raisinghis wings and dropping some shards, then stumbles again. Clearly thishatchling is far from naturally graceful! He raises his head, wobbling, and tries again, searching…

On the sands, Milsa smiles back at Atella and squeezes E'rik's hand.

On the sands, Damina noteces the movement of the gold egg and breaths shaply in, trying to hold herself and stay calm.

On the sands, Kezar gasps. Thats all he can do.

On the sands, Celana gasps in amazement.

On the sands, Maigrey gasps as the first hatching emerges.

On the sands, Evan gazes at the brown,

On the sands, Mykalie grins at the emergence of the clumsy brown.

On the sands, Koani turns her eyes to look at the autumn leaf flash that has joined them on the sands.

On the sands, Daelia Ohs at the little brown hatchling and leans forward to see if it wants her…?

On the sands, Sylke almost steps forward. "Oh, he's lovely!!!"

On the sands, Jemman stiffens in excitement as he comes out, eyes glittering hopefully.

On the sands, Katherine smiles towards the little darling.

On the sands, Darcy looks startled as a hatchling breaks through the shell all of a sudden. She backs up, then moves up slightly, not knowing which way to go.

On the sands, J'rad smiles as the first hatchling breaks free.

Leanna squeezes Blairs hand in pure excitement.

On the sands, Kimmer snaps his roving eyes to the fluid-looking brown, a smile growing on his lips at the sight of the magnificent creature.

On the sands, Delenar runs his hand through his hair, amazed.

On the sands, Durrik watches the new brown remaining in place but leaning forward slightly.

On the sands, Kalor walks out onto the sands.

Blair takes and indrawn breath and holds it as the hatchling emerges.

On the sands, Nuff grins hugely, watching the young life. "MMMmmm.. Yummy Chocolate one!" and she tugs at Maigrey's hand, pointing out the dragonet just in case she missed it.

On the sands, Damina smiles at the little brown, her thoughs ones of incouragement.

On the sands, Lor smiles at the first hatchling, and looks around to make sure all the Candidates are in place.

On the sands, Kezar chuckles, thinking softly to himself. He follows the browns fluid movements, a smile lighting his face.

On the sands, Evan does his best to send calm, loving thoughts to the brown

Y'sil smiles softly, watching a hatching all over again, then watches the poeple watching.

On the sands, Daelia waches the brown unfurl his wings to dry.

On the sands, Farin , hearing creeling from behind him, jerks around, then ahhs as he sees the first hatchling. "He's … wonderful…"

On the sands, Maigrey grabs Cela's hand, almost squeezing it too tightly in her excitement.

On the sands, Torienth bugles at the birth of her first child.

Carsi gasps rather audibly as the brown emerges. She points at it excitedly, not seeming to notice she's surrounding by dozens of people.

On the sands, Darcy smiles at Nuff. "Yes, Nuffie… it is that color."

On the sands, Lark continues to shuffles her feet, standing quietly watching the brown hatchling.

On the sands, Damina falls asleep.

On the sands, Celana says, "He's beautiful…"

On the sands, Delenar nods respectfully to Torienth.

On the sands, Floodwater Brown Hatchling steps forward unsteadily, weaving a bit.

On the sands, Outside in the bowl, all the dragons trumpet to Torienth and the first hatchling.

Abardaen goes home.

On the sands, Darcy latches onto Nuff as a distraction from her awed anticipation.

On the sands, Mykalie starts at Torienth's bugle, jolted out of her reverie.

On the sands, Silver Pool Mirror Egg shivers some more, free in a world all its own, apart from shaking siblings.

On the sands, Kezar can't help but murmur his thoughts at times like these…"C'mon you 'goon…you can do it…."

On the sands, Atella chuckles softly. "A fine brown, Torienth!

Alex nods, looking out on the sands, "Beutifull aint they?"

On the sands, Koani looks it over and nods, in a agreement with the others, then is awestuck at the amazingly loud sound that gold just made. Wow… Ouch. She covers her ears ready for the next.

On the sands, Larkin oohs, and smiles brightly at the muddy brown hatchling. "Perfect!"

On the sands, Jemman forces himself to inhale, eyes glued to the dragonet.

Leanna nods to Alex.

On the sands, Sylke watches the sweet brown, wincing sympathetically at his unsteadyness.

On the sands, Ocean Sunset Egg begins to tremble, causing waves to form around it.

On the sands, Daelia smiles towards the hatchling.

Ataris smiles and nods!

On the sands, Evan quietly murmers something unidentifyable

On the sands, Nuff's tongue peeks out, working it's way all around her generous lips as she follows the flow of the brown. "Mmmm.. yumminy! Bet he'd like Nuff!" and she waves. "Yoo hoo! Choclage Dragon! OVer here!"

A smile smile hovers on Lili's lips.

On the sands, Milsa beams with pride as she looks at Torienth.

On the sands, Delenar inhales deeply.

On the sands, Damina wakes up.

Kira laughs.

On the sands, Katherine smiles, such dears.

small smile, rather

On the sands, Durrik tries to catch the eye of the brown.

On the sands, Maigrey giggles at Nuff, tyring to stay focused on the handsome brown.

Y'sil shakes his head, watching Nuff.

On the sands, Darcy wrenches her eyes away from the hatchling, glancing around at the other candidates. She spots one of the original Istan candidates, and smiles reassuringly; at least she tries to.

On the sands, Daelia turns to watch the other eggs, keeping one eye on the little brown as well.

On the sands, Floodwater Brown Hatchling lifts his head and tries another step towards…someone…and falls over his wing.

On the sands, Summer Sea Egg seems to shiver slightly.

Nenais grins and watches, starting her mental tally. This should be an interesting clutch.

Blair looks from the brown to Torienth and smiles. She watches the brown with interest.

Iria looks scandalized. "Still the same old Nuff! Most likely to be eaten by a dragon, indeed!"

Shala walks up the stairs, and looks about for a seat.

On the sands, Farin steps tentatively toward the brown hatchling, then halts, afraid to move any closer. Seeing other eggs around him still rocking, he smiles at the hatchling, then watches the rest of the eggs as well as he can… turning in a slow circle to do so.

On the sands, Darcy's attention jerks to the Summer Sea Egg. It rocked!

On the sands, Celana smiles at the little brown, as it wobbles.

Nenais grins. 'I wouldn't doubt it."

On the sands, Mykalie shivers a bit, wincing as the brown stumbles, breath hisses in.

On the sands, Delenar smirks at the hatchling's clumsiness.

On the sands, Sylke smiles at the hatchling. "It's all right…you'll be ok…"

On the sands, Katherine sighs, thinking to herself, poor dear. You can do it.

On the sands, Maigrey nudges Nuff, "Maybe he'll want you Nuff.. "

On the sands, Durrik almost takes a step forward but he remember what he was told and stays in place.

On the sands, Driftwood Egg moves some more, as if frustrated at being caged by the rest of the eggs.

On the sands, Koani's eyes move up to the ledges, wondering if there will be more sounds. Tentatively, her hands drop down to her sides. As the dragon approaches her cluster, she quirks her brow.

On the sands, Evan gasps slightly, but looks at the brown trying to right himself

On the sands, Several other eggs begin to rock furiously, wanting to join their brother on the 'outside'.

On the sands, Darcy smiles at Farin, adoration shining faintly in her eyes.

On the sands, Kezar suddenly puts his hands forth, making vague movements indiscernible to others. Although you'd swear he's trying to steer the brown into steadyness.

On the sands, Kimmer stands steadily in the circle, resisting the urge to approach the brown and help it up. He simply looks at it, his eyes strangely soft as her regards the brown dragon.

On the sands, Lark stands on her tiptoes to see over the shoulders of a taller candidate.

On the sands, Jemman shifts back onto his heels, still staring.

On the sands, Evan murmers, "you can DO it."

Carsi draws in a sharp breath and turns to Alex.

On the sands, Larkin's eye is caught momentarily by that glittering mirror egg, but she concentrates on the hatchling.

On the sands, J'rad's mind slips back to the day he impessed Yarath.

Blair makes some seemingly random gestures.

On the sands, Floodwater Brown Hatchling stops a moment, looks down and carefully removes his foot from his wing. He creels loudly with hunger and a need to find someone here.

On the sands, Kezar tips his head with the brown's movement, almost tipping himself.

You overhear Carsi mutter, "… … really let the … … … will they?" to Alex.

Shala moves over to stand next to y'sil

On the sands, E'rik crosses his arms across his chest as he waits for the first impression.

On the sands, Kalor sits down and draws a portrait of the hatching.

On the sands, Damina begins lifting one foot then the other, excitement in her eyes and a smiles on her face.

Taliesin frowns slightly in frustration, looking over the seating arrangement for a path..

On the sands, Silver Pool Mirror Egg wriggles, sending crazed images flitting across the reflective surface.

On the sands, Celana watches wondering which way the brown will go…

Alex shakes his head. "Nahh, dragons dont do that.."

On the sands, Darcy looks around, trying to find each of the candidates' faces, wishing a silent good luck with her eyes.

Y'sil turns his head and tilts it, then smiling at Shala, "Hello there."

On the sands, Delenar blinks several times.

On the sands, Evan smiles, "good for you" he tells the brown

On the sands, Mykalie pokes a candidate who keeps stepping on her toes.

On the sands, Nuff grins up at Maigrey, blinking. "You really think so? OOo… .but he's so clumsy, and noisy." and she goes back to watching the brown, fat feet never still for long.

On the sands, Daelia watches the little brown.

On the sands, Sylke says softly, "It's all right little brown, we're here to help you…"

Leanna eyes cloud over momentarily, thinking of a song about this event.

On the sands, Durrik shifts his feet a bit in the hot sands, glad he hasn't worn footwear in a while.

On the sands, Kezar nods appraisingly as the brown seems to get a handle on things.

Carsi loses her aghast look and once again turns to regard the remarkable event occurring below.

On the sands, Koani's watchful eyes stay trained on the smooth-skinned dragonet.

On the sands, Maigrey mutters, "he might want any of us, Nuff.. any…"

Alex holds his head.

On the sands, Celana nods with Maigrey.

On the sands, Silver Pool Mirror Egg has tiny bits of reflective shards starting to chip free, looking more and more like a broken mirror.

On the sands, Darcy takes a shakey breath, realizing that she hasn't been breathing much.

Aislyn spots Taliesin in the upper ranks, and waves at him.

On the sands, Silver Pool Mirror Egg shatters into a thousand fragments, leaving its occupant out in the open.

On the sands, Befuddled Ruddy-Brown Hatchling

On the sands, As the egg shards splinter away, a roly poly mass comes tumbling free to sprawl on its side. A few moments pass before the befuddled newborn orients himself onto stumbling, staggering feet. Dark and light browns swirl together in dizzying disorder along prominent flanks; the amber of the finest wine dances with dull, sober brown before darting across a pudgy belly and and insinuating itself up and along wide stubby wings, vanishing into the dusky shadows of the membranes. Shaking a disoriented wedge-shaped head, cherub cheeks stained a deep ruddy red-brown, the dragonet swivels a stout neck about to peer blearily at the gathered candidates. The swirling eyes bloodshot with hunger examine each face with single-minded focus.

On the sands, Evan watches the brown, wating for him to make his choice.

On the sands, Farin, having winced as the brown hatchling stepped on his wing, breathes a sigh of relief as he frees his wing. Still trying to watch as many eggs, as well as the single hatchling, he continues looking from one egg to another to… the hatchling and back.

On the sands, Floodwater Brown Hatchling stumbles towards the candidates, creeling imploringly.

On the sands, Durrik breaths slowly eyes darting back and forth between the hatchlin gand the other eggs.

On the sands, Damina stairs at the chipping mirror egg incourageing the occupant to come out.

On the sands, Kezar looks at the brown with an enraptured smile.

On the sands, Koani's quick eyes dart to the next movement, feet taking a subconscious step towards Jemman as the sands become filled.

On the sands, Lor smiles, "Two browns already.. excellent.."

On the sands, Seaside Sunset Egg almost flings itself out of the little hollow in which it rests, cracks appearing along one end.

On the sands, Celana gasps, "Another!"

On the sands, Larkin shifts, rocking from foot to foot, then stands stock-still as the next hatchling emerges.

On the sands, Delenar gasps at the second hatchling.

On the sands, Jemman swallows and his gaze is torn from the first brown to the second, then back again, his gaze flickering from one to the other.

On the sands, Darcy has to smile at the new hatchling's appearance, and her eyebrows raise. Two browns in a row!

Taliesin waves at Aislyn and shrugs helplessly with a brief smile.

On the sands, One of the eggs in the corner suddenly has a big hole blown in it. Egg shards fly off as a tiny snout gets lodged in the hole.

On the sands, Daelia looks towards the new brown, looking to both of them to see who they'll chose.

On the sands, Sylke holds her arms out welcomingly, though nowhere near the newest brown. "Hello little one!"

Y'sil motions Shala to a seat, "Why don't you join me? All this action can get quite exciting."

On the sands, Mykalie grasps Darcy's hand in a quick squeeze, her eyes narrowed with concentration on both the hatchlings, her gaze flicking to the gold egg every now and again.

On the sands, Befuddled Ruddy-Brown Hatchling lists to one side, head lolling on his neck.

On the sands, Durrik gazes at the other brown.

On the sands, Kezar suddenly grins, muttering, "Hungry huh? I can imagine with all that time spent in your egg…."

On the sands, Milsa smiles at the sight of two browns.

On the sands, Farin ahhs, on seeing a second brown hatchling emerge. "Torienth seems to be favoring browns…"

On the sands, E'rik looks from brown to brown, murmuring under his breath, the words lost in the piteous crying of the two dragonets and the thrumming of dragons throughout the weyr.

On the sands, Kalor walks off the sands.

On the sands, Evan notices the other brown, but his gaze is fixed on the first hatchling.

On the sands, Damina grins as the hatchling emerges, "Come on little one you can do it."

Shala stares at the sands

On the sands, Kimmer's eyes take in the other brown smilingly, amazed at the color patterns of the small dragon. He lets out a soft breath. No Smith could ever replicate Mother Nature's efficiency.

On the sands, Maigrey ooooss.. not realizing it was loud enough for everyone to hear.. "Another brown.. shards.. two handsome browns!"

On the sands, Darcy sidles toward something, you're not sure what, and squeezes Mykalie's hand back. She also casts a glance at the still gold egg.

On the sands, Delenar glances at Darcy and winks.

On the sands, Ocean Sunset Egg tips over to one side, rolling down the mound it formed for itself and bumps into another egg.

On the sands, Nuff licks her lips again, "MMmm…. klah too. I like his style." and she gazes at the dumpy brown with admiration. "Lookie! He's got a rounded belly just like me!" and she starts patting her robe, trying to show everyone her tummy too.

On the sands, Floodwater Brown Hatchling stumbles towards a couple of girls in white things.

On the sands, Kezar suddenly blinks. "Am I seeing double?" He tries to separate the browns in his mind, but at a time like this he makes little progress…

On the sands, Celana looks at the dragons, murring encouragement.

Nenais watches, relaxed, a small smile toying at the corners of her mouth.

Kalor walks up the stairs, and looks about for a seat.

On the sands, Seaside Sunset Egg seems to almost shatter, a tiny clawtip appearing.

On the sands, Driftwood Egg shakes again, more determinedly.

On the sands, Darcy raises tense eyes to Milsa, watching her. Her head turns back to the gold egg, down to the two browns, over to Farin.

Ch'ron strides up the stairs, and looks about for a seat.

On the sands, Kezar's gaze picks the first brown, giggling to himself a private thought.

On the sands, Lark bends at the waist to peer between the arm and body of the tall candidate before her. How frustrating. She steps to the right and bumps into a candidate there. She begins to wander on the outside of the semi-circle looking for an opening to step into.

On the sands, Evan mutte

On the sands, Befuddled Ruddy-Brown Hatchling takes one tottering step forward.

On the sands, Daelia watches the other eggs now too, as they all seem to be cracking at the same time…

On the sands, Floodwater Brown Hatchling creels much louder now as if to say, look at *me*

On the sands, Durrik looks over at the worn watersmooth egg again, hopping that one isn't…..

Iria mouths, eyes brightening, "Char!" She beckons to a seat beside Nenais.

On the sands, The occupant of the egg in the corner has worked its snout from the hole and extends a claw to attempt to rip part of the egg away.

Nenais glances over, and waves towards her weyrmate from her seat next to Iria

On the sands, Evan gazes at the floodwater brown, trying to meat the moving eyes.

On the sands, Damina chuckles at the hatchlings anticks and encourages them to pick their mate.

On the sands, Sylke watches the ruddy brown, enchanted.

Kalor looks over the ledge and peers down at the eggs…

On the sands, Maigrey grabs Nuff's hand and smiles widely, "Yep, just like you Nuff… " She almost feels like hugging and kissing the young girl.. and on the other hand flinging her toward a hatchling might not be a bad idea either. *grin*

On the sands, Koani's eyes slit up into a smile as she watches across the grounds as her friends are approached by the dragonet.

On the sands, Larkin steps aside to let the creeling brown through.

Aislyn waves to Ch'ron too…and spots an empty seat just in front of her.

On the sands, Seaside Sunset Egg shatters into a thousand fragments, leaving its occupant out in the open.

On the sands, Calm Brown Hatchling

On the sands, Your first impression is of cool earth, warmed by the heat of a bonfire. Eyes flash around with calm wisdom, countering the heat his firelit brown hide implies, but there is a hint, even now, that this apparently easy-going male is not one to push too far, for he will endure much and still prevail. He moves with surprising grace, with little of the stumbling about of his clutchmates, merely flexing his broad, ruddy wings for balance as he searches the area intently.

On the sands, Kimmer notices a bump to his back and turns a bit startled, then moves back a bit for the smaller women to enter the circle next to him. His eyes then return to looking at the two browns.

On the sands, Befuddled Ruddy-Brown Hatchling places one foot in front of the other. Carefully. He might lose his balance otherwise. Although he likely will anyway…

On the sands, Darcy anxiously awaits the struggling dragonet who is trying to get out of its egg.

On the sands, Mykalie breathes faster now, eyes flicking like strobes around the sands.

Alex smiles.

On the sands, E'rik mutters "Three?"

On the sands, Farin watches the two browns, sighing slightly as one moves toward some of his fellow candidates. Catching Darcy's glance, he smiles to her, then turns to watch the … three browns, now.

Shala says, "ooo"

On the sands, Kezar blinks again. "Wha - ?"

On the sands, Jemman continues to swap his gaze from one dragon to another, then his eyes widen in amazement as yet a third brown emerges. He murmurs softly to himself.

On the sands, Daelia ohs as the third brown breaks free.

On the sands, J'rad beams at the browns.

On the sands, Evan watches the floodwater brown intly

Kira chuckles at the three brows.

On the sands, Darcy gasps. "Three browns in a row!" The words are an astonished breath.

On the sands, Delenar is taken aback! "Three browns in a row!"

On the sands, Milsa raises her eyebrow at the third brown, and then looks to Torienth questioningly.

On the sands, Lor looks pleased, too.

Blair smiles softly.

On the sands, Katherinesmiles at the browns. Softly.

On the sands, Nuff pats her tummy one more, the motion reminding her of her own hunger and she gazes forlornly out towards the bowl and her discarded cookie. "Hrm…" and the glances at Torienth, edging her way off before Maigrey grabs her again and she stands, surrounded by a sea of brown. "Mmm.. um… Brown! Look!

On the sands, Celana whispers, "Three now…"

On the sands, Kezar manages to keep his gaze on the first brown, an feat in itself.

On the sands, Damina glances from one brown to another in amazement.

Shala smiles

Y'sil says something about three time's the charm.

On the sands, Durrik gasps as a thrid brown is hatched, eyes gazing at each in turn.

On the sands, Mykalie blinkblinks at all the browns, she furrows her brows trying to seperate them.

On the sands, J'rad says to E'rik, "Browns are an excellent way to start a hatching."

On the sands, Sylke laughs softly at all the browns, and keeps her eye on the second to hatch, he seems quite lonely.

On the sands, Darcy shakes her head, amazed. "That's…. odd."

Iria murmurs, "Browns. Not as randy as bronzes, at least."

Ataris mutters something about having seen enough brown in the mud the past few week…

On the sands, Nuff clarifies just in case anyone missed it. "Three browns!! there and there and thre", pointing with her hand, and incidently Maigrey's as well, to each young dragonet.

Kalor says, "Hmm watch a gold come out next ;)"

Rowan walks up the stairs, and looks about for a seat.

X'din grins at Iria.

On the sands, E'rik smiles at J'rad, thinking his weyrsecond is biased…

On the sands, Floodwater Brown Hatchling heads for a girl who seems to be paying him no mind. What nerve.

On the sands, Ocean Sunset Egg rolls from it's fellow egg, its occupant eager to break free.

Taliesin slips down the side aisle of the gallery.

Leanna waves a quick 'Hello' to Rowan.

On the sands, Calm Brown Hatchling creels softly, then, with a patient air, disentangles his claw from his wing and stands straight, gazing around the sands.

On the sands, Darcy shakes her head at Nuff's antics, an amused smile creeping over her face.

On the sands, Maigrey stumbles forward a bit, shakened off balance by Nuff's use of her hand as a pointer…

On the sands, Evan trys to find some way to communicate to the brown, but he is captured by the Floodwater brown/s eyes.

On the sands, Befuddled Ruddy-Brown Hatchling wobbles back and forth unsteadily, bloodshot eyes trying to focus. Blurry robes come into view. Ummm.

On the sands, Koani blinks, tehn her eye tears as a bit of sand finds its way under her upper lid. She plucks at said lid and tries to dislodge that grain… shardit…

On the sands, Celana looks at all three browns.

On the sands, Lark moves into the opening Kimmer makes in the circle, with a grateful smile.

On the sands, Larkin nods in wonder at Nuff's pointing, murmuring quietly as all the browns appear.

On the sands, Darcy watches the Floodwater Brown's tracks, trying to decide where he's heading.

Nenais smirks, and says, sotto voce, "Hush. Let's not give Innath further speriority, and Leith more picking material."

On the sands, The egg in the corner bursts open and a green hatchling stumbles out. Its occupant lies on its back, staring at the ceiling.

Iria darts a wink at X'din. "Although I have it on the faith of a certain blue that browns aren't nearly as smart as the others." She glances skyward, innocently.

Rowan smiles and watches he drama on the sands.

On the sands, Mykalie shakes unsteadily on her feet, sweat dripping and stinging in her eyes.

On the sands, Katherine smiles, You can do it dears. Take your time.

On the sands, Durrik smiles slightly hoping that his friends with impress, hoping he will as well.

On the sands, Kimmer looks over Lark's head to examine the three brown hatchlings, all stumbling around looking for someone. He looks in interest at the calm one- nothing like his clumsy brothers.

On the sands, Glittering Sandy Egg rolls several inches, crashing resoundingly into a marble green egg.

On the sands, Kezar suddenly looks up at the gold, gaining more curious respect for Dragons than everbefore. And back down to the first brown.

On the sands, Sylke gazes at the bleary little brown sympathetically, mentally cheering him on in this big new world.

Ch'ron edges his way towards a seat near Nenais and Iria, a slight smile playing on his lips as his brown weyrmate even more things to argue with Leith about.

On the sands, Daelia watches the three browns and keeps an eye on the other eggs. Will this be an all brown clutch?

On the sands, Darcy's eyes flicker to the still green in the corner.

Nenais chokes

On the sands, Torienth looks quite smug as she contemplates her children. A soft croon utters steadily forth.

On the sands, Maigrey turns her head to grin at the green that has emerged..wonder if the view is any good.

On the sands, Evan watches the browns, but keeps watching the first hatchling

On the sands, Jemman looks at all the dragonets, unsure of which to watch.

J'der walks up the stairs, and looks about for a seat.

Blair makes some seemingly random gestures.

On the sands, Starry Gold Egg spins on its mound with a bit more speed, trying to join her clutchmates.

On the sands, Floodwater Brown Hatchling shrills loudly now. Hey, what's the story here?

Alex stands, holding his head and walks out.

Alex heads down the stairs.

On the sands, Daelia looks towards the green hatchling, one eye on the browns, too.

On the sands, Celana waches as the browns tetter arouhnd a soft smile on her face.

On the sands, Nuff's gaze flickers from dragonet to dragonet, gettig them all confused until she feels like she's in some strange sea of brown. "Hey.. which way did 'e go? Which way did 'e go?"

Shala sees the gold egg move "ooo

Taliesin manages to slip into the seat in front of Aislyn with out too much bumping and annoyance..

On the sands, Koani's eye continues to flutter as water flushes the offending grain out. When she finally refocuses, she gets saucer-eyed at the sudden influx..

X'din stiffles a chuckle and grins at Iria again before turning back to the sands.

On the sands, Darcy decides to settle her gaze on something less noisy, and watches the gold egg rocking.

On the sands, Larkin twists and turns, trying to keep sight of all the hatchlings, keeping her eye on that little green.

On the sands, Befuddled Ruddy-Brown Hatchling staggers towards the blurs. As he gets nearer they come somewhat more clear, and have…faces! He peers at them carefully.

On the sands, The green hatchling rights herself and flutters her wings, letting the blood fill her beautiful green sails.

On the sands, Mykalie lifts a trembling hand to wipe at her eyes, watching all the hatchlings, or trying too anyway.

On the sands, Evan murmers, "over here"

On the sands, Damina looks at the shrilling brown and laughs, "Whats the matter little one?"

On the sands, Celana says, "She's beautiful…"

On the sands, Nuff spies a brown, not a difficult task, and bounds up and down with delight. "Oooo.. there he is. Yupyupyup. Yup!' and she points again.

On the sands, Kezar looks at the first brown. "You;ve been copied, you 'goon! I wouldn't take that if I were you!" He laughs.

On the sands, Delenar gazes longingly at the beautiful cratures.

On the sands, Katherine smiles in the Befudddled's direction.

On the sands, Kimmer turns his gaze to the creeling Floodwater brown, but prefers the incredible efficiency of the Calm one, who completely dominates the (hopefully) former Smith's eyes.

On the sands, Durrik watches each of the browns.

On the sands, Sylke grins at the befuddled little brown. "It's ok, fella. We're here."

On the sands, Jemman swallows and lifts a hand to run his hand through his hair, only to find that he's tied it back.

Leanna peers curiously at all the little hatchling.

Siferra walks up the stairs, and looks about for a seat.

A gangly lad on the far end of the candidate's circle cries out joyously as he impresses a little blue.

On the sands, Farin glances toward the green hatchling as well, frowning slightly at its lack of movement. Hearing the floodwater brown shrill, he turns toward it, watching it closely.

On the sands, Maigrey tries to grab Nuff.. but too late, the girl has bounded out of reach. "Nuff.. be careful.. please.."

On the sands, The green stumbles forward towards a group of candidates. "Is it this one?" she wonders.

On the sands, Damina stairs at the beautiful new green hatchling and smiles broadly.

On the sands, Evan takes an unvoluntary step towards the Floodwater brown

On the sands, Driftwood Egg rocks some more, small pieces of brown flying outwards.

On the sands, Lark cranes her neck looking this way and that. Her eyes admire the hatchlings, roaming from brown to green and on to brown again.

On the sands, Kezar almost jumps into Koani's arms again, and make a mental note to rock on his feet everyso often.

On the sands, Celana watches the little green intently, her perfect sails…

Shala smiles

On the sands, Delenar stands cooly and calmly, watching the amazing spectacle.

On the sands, Darcy's eyes drift to the new green hatchling, and she smiles, struck by its beauty.

On the sands, The green quickly veers away from that group and heads towards another. She creels with ravenous hunger.

On the sands, Koani cocks her head to the side as she watches the green that reminds her of her fire-lizard. Clear, crisp and confident… must be a color thing. She smiles, then looks at the semi-circle of candidates for the next Impression.

On the sands, Evan hastilly steps back to the semicircle, his gaze gixed on the brown.

On the sands, Befuddled Ruddy-Brown Hatchling finds a face that seems to contain something besides blur. He takes another shaky step forward, more hastily this time, which of course does him in quite well. Flop. On the sands with a tangled wing.

On the sands, Floodwater Brown Hatchling finally decides his target will not come to him. He works his way determinedly towards Darcy, creeling insistently.

On the sands, Lor goes to help a Candidate who stepped on a egg shard.

On the sands, Koani nudges Kezar and points at his space, then hers.

On the sands, Celana wistfully looks at the green was she wanders…

On the sands, Darcy watches the brown coming toward…. her?

Ch'ron slips off into the realm of sleep.

Kalor goes home.

Ch'ron has disconnected.

On the sands, The greens creeels happily, "There she is!", she thinks.

On the sands, Sylke gasps involuntarily as the befuddled brown falls. "Oh…poor thing…"

On the sands, Koani looks past Kezar at Darcy, then smiles wider, turning serious for a breath.

On the sands, Durrik watches the dragons hoping that one will come and pick him. Hoping against hope.

On the sands, Celana blinks at the little grreen.

On the sands, Evan notes the ruddy-brown't plight, but feels helpless, as he hopes that thebrown will right him self

On the sands, Nuff doesn't hear Maigrey, or perhaps she's just ignoring her as usual, because her curls fly as she bounds over towards a tight knot of candidates like a giggle bowling ball heading towards some nervous white pins. "Oooo.. dragonets evereeeewhere." and she spins around and around, trying to see them all.

On the sands, Jemman shifts his feet again, trying to swallow but finding his mouth parched. He tries to think soothing thoughts as his eyes scan the hatchlings.

On the sands, A young girls cries happily and hugs the green dragonette. They are both quickly escorted off the sands.

Leanna tugs on Blairs arm in excitement.

Blair looks on and lets out a breath. Then takes another indrawn breath and holds it.

On the sands, Kezar reddens in embarrasement, and looks back at the Brown. Er, Browns.

On the sands, Befuddled Ruddy-Brown Hatchling struggles to right himself. It takes a while, but he finally manages, wonder of wonders. And heads back the ay he wasgoinmg. 'Course he has to turn around…

On the sands, Maigrey unknowingly gets up on her tiptoes to look closer at the eggs and hatchlings and to get off the heat of the sands.

On the sands, Floodwater Brown Hatchling , gaining his balance now, saunters up to Darcy.

On the sands, Daelia turns her attention to Darcy momentarily but watches the eggs again.

On the sands, Sunlit Amber Egg rattles with furious urgency. Out! Out! Out!

A young girl quickly dodges out of the way of a bumbling hatchling, careful not to get clawed.

On the sands, Celana sighs and looks at the other eggs.

On the sands, Farin winces, seeing the befuddled hatchling trip. He takes a small step toward him, then halts as he sees the floodwater hatchling move toward Darcy. "

On the sands, Damina watches the green with quiet admiration, "Your beautiful" she whispers.

On the sands, An amazed look creeps over Darcy's face.

On the sands, Mykalie winces as the brown stumbles again, then laughs in delight as Darcy impresses!

Belldandy heads down the stairs.

On the sands, Evan sighs in relieve, "you made it.

On the sands, Floodwater Brown Hatchling turns his jewel faceted eyes toward Darcy, and steps forward.

On the sands, Ocean Sunset Egg changes its mind and begins to work its way up the mound it fell down.

On the sands, Farin, smiling, calls out to Darcy, "Congratulations, Darcy!"

On the sands, Durrik smiles at Darcy.

On the sands, Delenar winks at Darcy.

On the sands, Calm Brown Hatchling looks about, obviously certain the right human is here, somewhere… he wanders toward a redheaded boy ofperhaps 12 turns.

On the sands, Befuddled Ruddy-Brown Hatchling gets there. Right there. Here. In front of a girl. /The/ girl. The one. The right one. The one that will undoubtedly have to help him balance. he nudges Lark

On the sands, Kezar looks at Darcy with a smile, turning back to the Green.

On the sands, Nuff doesn't, of course, catch either dragonets or candidates, and she barrels into them (the people types) with a loud giggle, followed by a few even louder curses, most of the concluding with Nuff.

On the sands, Katherine smiles.

On the sands, Celana smiles at Darcy.

On the sands, Milsa nods approvingly to Darcy.

On the sands, Daelia smiles to Darcy.

Shala leans forward as darcy impresses and smiles

On the sands, Koani watches Darcy, first of the faces that she remembers by name to have the eyes fix on.

Taliesin looks up at Aislyn and smiles brightly as the Fort Sea Hold girl impresses.

On the sands, Jemman looks over and smiles, happy for her, then quickly looks back at the hatchlings, hopefully.

On the sands, A candidate rushes towards a blue hatchling. The hatchling ignores the lads approach and keeps heading towards its original target, stepping on the boy's leg, breaking it.

On the sands, Lark joins in giving her congratulations as well, then blinks as she gets bumped. She turns to look at the brown, her mouth dropping open slightly.

On the sands, Kimmer's eyes break from the Calm brown to watch Nuff with concern, then flit back to the Calm one. Despite his earlier surety of dragons not hurting people, he seems a bit concerned for the Weaver.

On the sands, Damina smiles at Darcy and the hatchling, then turns back to the hatching at hand.

On the sands, Evan says, "congrats darcy."

On the sands, Durrik grins at Lark as well.

On the sands, Celana looks back at the green and sighs.

On the sands, Darcy's eyes fly open, shining with an incredulous light. She drops to her knees, and reaches out a trembling hand to scritch the dragonet's chin.

On the sands, Evan says, "congrats lark."

On the sands, E'rik waits to hear a name.

Nenais leans forwards, hands braced on the edge of the bleacher. She awaits the names.

On the sands, Lor gets another rider to help her with the injured boy.

On the sands, Kezar whispers quite audibly to the green with a smile, "C'mon you…."

On the sands, Maigrey turns quickly to see Darcy and the brown. She grins excitedly.

On the sands, J'rad moves over to Darcy and the brown dragonette.

On the sands, Sylke lets out a relieved breath as the befuddled brown Impresses and is safe. "Congrats, Lark!"

On the sands, Larkin grins at Darcy, then at Lark, as she is approached by the dragonet. "YES!"

Blair takes her hand from Leanna and claps loudly.

On the sands, Befuddled Ruddy-Brown Hatchling turns his jewel faceted eyes toward nothing, and steps forward.

On the sands, Mykalie sighs amazed yet worried at the incredible speed of the hatching, eyes drawn all about her as candidates impress right and left.

On the sands, Farin winces, again, as he sees one candidate's leg get broken.

On the sands, Evan watches the Calm Brown

On the sands, Sylke says, "and Darcy!"

On the sands, Maigrey grins even wider at Lark .. ohhh…

On the sands, Lark stammers "His name is Cvinth!"

On the sands, Darcy takes a deep, quivering breath, and looks up at Milsa. "His name…. it's Maenath. How wonderful!"

On the sands, Delenar looks at the unhatched eggs.

Trew leans over to Aislyn, "Darcy, of Fort Sea Hold… one of yours."

On the sands, Katherine moves out of the way of Befuddled, and smiles.

On the sands, Koani now knows two… She blinks as her eyes return to the eggs and shards among the black of the sands. Stark contrast as they, in whit, are.

Shala cheers

On the sands, J'rad smiles……

On the sands, Lark stumbles forward towards him, not much better balanced than he is, it seems.

On the sands, Damina smiles, "Congrats Lark."

On the sands, Sylke turns her gaze to the zen-like brown, smiling quietly as he ponders his prdicament.

Leanna smies brightly.

On the sands, Durrik smiles happily for the two turning back the the eggs and the hatchlings.

Blair smiles and stops clapping. She once again squeezes Leanna's hand.

On the sands, Farin, on hearing both Darcy and Lark, beams at them. "Congratulations, you two."

On the sands, Daelia grins at the two Impressed browns,her gaze returning again to the other eggs…

On the sands, Evan watches the Calm hatchling, as he moves cracefully

On the sands, Lor sees the injured Candidate to the healers, then returns to the sands.

On the sands, Nuff hears the sickening *snap* of bone's parting and stops her giggling long enough to remember that hatchings can be dangerous. With fairly less bounce-ful steps, she makes her way very very carefully back to Maigrey's side where it's safe.. or at least Safer.

Nenais grins

On the sands, Misty Grey Egg shudders a bit.

On the sands, Ocean Sunset Egg failingly tries to scale the sandy mound and rolls back to the bottom, bumping again into another egg.

On the sands, A broad grin splits Darcy's face. "Yes, yes, I know you're hungry… let's go get you food!"

On the sands, Kezar looks at the Calm brown suddenly, with a sharp intake of breath. The narrowing feild of dragonets doesn't even occur to him, and he mutters something perticularly encouraging to the brown.

On the sands, Celana cheers for a moment, then looks back at the Hatchlings.:nods, kissing his chin.

On the sands, Jemman tugs at his ponytail and he starts to take a step forward, then stops, maintaining his position in the line.

On the sands, Milsa smiles at Lark and Darcy, nodding happily back to them.

On the sands, Calm Brown Hatchling watches a young human intently, staggering his direction, listening to his voice.

Leanna turns to Blair.

On the sands, Durrik watches the worn watersmooth egg again.

On the sands, J'rad walks off the sands.

On the sands, E'rik leans over towards J'rad, saying, "A good start…"

On the sands, Maigrey barely registers the return of the wayward girl, her blue eyes bright with joy, anticipation and stomach turning nervousness.

On the sands, Delenar stares at the Calm Brown Hatchling.

On the sands, Larkin tries to keep up…focuses once again on the wise brown, the glimmering green.

Blair smiles to Leanna. Her eyes smile as well.

On the sands, Darcy walks off the sands.

On the sands, Kimmer decides Nuff is fast enough to get out of the way and returns to concentrating on why he's here- the magnificent little hatchlings. His looks at the calm brown, seeming to ponder with it how to get out of its predicament.

On the sands, Lark gently leads Cvinth to the edge of the sands, walking slowly beside him.

On the sands, Quiet Lagoon Egg rolls away from the Ocean Sunset egg and pauses there, quiet and still, but only for a moment.

On the sands, Koani's browns catch Nuff's wanderings and she frowns, fearing for the girl's safety, then sees that the girl is being watched by others. She settles her gaze back on the shards.

On the sands, Evan mutters, "you can choose." to the calm brown

On the sands, Mykalie flicks her malachite gaze at the calm brown, behind him to a tiny green, further to two blues.

On the sands, Maenath walks off the sands.

On the sands, Sylke sees the brown's direction but still hopes.

On the sands, Glittering Sandy Egg rolls again, a small crack opening along its length.

On the sands, Celana looks at all the Hatchings about….

On the sands, Driftwood Egg shakes with more vigor, rattling around insistently.

On the sands, Farin turns toward the third brown, watching him closely as he searches for his lifemate.

On the sands, Damina stairs at the falling Sunset egg and tries her best to think incouraging thoughts to it, "Come out little one, you can do it."

Blair nodnods in response to Leanna.

On the sands, Nuff links her hand slowly back into Maigrey's.

On the sands, Misty Grey Egg shudders again, it means it this time.

On the sands, Kezar stares at the brown with a large smile, "'S funny how you dragnets always know…" his voice trails off…

On the sands, Katherine watches in amazement.

On the sands, Delenar shakes his head in amazement.

On the sands, Ocean Sunset Egg rocks to Quiet Lagoon Egg slightly, bouncing up and down as its occupant wants freedom.

On the sands, Celana looks up at theMisty egg.

On the sands, Calm Brown Hatchling paces quietly to the one watching him so intently.

On the sands, Evan murmers quietly to the brown

On the sands, Jemman lets go of his hair with a start as he realizes he's pulling on it, and continues to stand, keeping back the urge to go forward.

On the sands, Daelia watches the eggs. Will they crack?

On the sands, Kezar's attention seems rivited on the calm brown, a smile still gracing his face.

On the sands, Mykalie chuckles quietly to herself, "Come on, little ones." She shifts her feet, just now noticing the heat beneath.

On the sands, Daelia trys to think encouraging thoughts to the hatchlings still in their eggs.

On the sands, Driftwood Egg struggles against its bonds fiercely. Chips start to fly wildly everywhere.

On the sands, Farin slowly backs up as the brown hatchling approaches him, not wishing to get in his way. He smiles, tentatively, toward it.

On the sands, Delenar gazes hopefully at the calm brown.

On the sands, Sylke smiles as her eyes follow the calm brown.

On the sands, Celana shifts back and forth, hoping her lifemate is on the sands.

On the sands, Larkin wipes a bead of moisture from her forehead, and remembers to shift her feet. She turns from shivering egg to egg.

A soft smile creeps on to Carsi's face as the beaming Candidates march of the sands, looking terribly happy with themselves and their new dragons.

On the sands, Katherine moves slightly to cool her feet. Keepin an eye on the dragonettes.

On the sands, Damina ohh's at the eggs violent shaking.

On the sands, Calm Brown Hatchling follows the human with the blue eyes, who keeps moving AWAY from him!

On the sands, Kezar smiles, noting the calm browns popularity. He whispers loudly, "…." Well, that's new. It appears he has almost nothing to say….

On the sands, Celana looks about at the remaining eggs.

On the sands, Katherine pauses for a momen, then looks ath the Calm brown.

On the sands, Koani wiggles her toes in the black grains that line the grounds. Her face is alit with the colors of the sunset as she stands beside herfellow chore-doers.

On the sands, Nuff tugs at Maigrey's hand, whispering something in a low tone and then goes back to staring at the rest of the eggs, adding, "Maybe the rest are rotten?"

On the sands, Durrik watches the eggs, his eyes flashing in the light as he blinks the water from his eyes.

Shala smiles

On the sands, Damina rubs her hands on her robe and stairs anchously at the remaining eggs.

On the sands, Summer Sea Egg jumps slightly, as the hatchling within struggles.

On the sands, Delenar keeps his composure and hopes.

On the sands, Maigreysuddenly giggles loudly, "Nah, they're just not sure if the time is right, Nuff.. They'll come out to play soon."

On the sands, Driftwood Egg nearly bounces out of the circling eggs.

On the sands, Daelia waits for the other eggs to hatch…

On the sands, Farin finally stops backing up, standing his ground. His attention fully on the calm brown now, Farin smiles again.

On the sands, Ocean Sunset Egg shudders, rocking on the sands as it builds a tiny mound around it.

On the sands, Celana looks at the rocking eggs, her sweating hands rubbing her tunic.

On the sands, Starry Gold Egg vibrates almost making it appear the shell is shivering.

On the sands, Kimmer falls asleep.

On the sands, Quiet Lagoon Egg spirals and shifts in seeming hilarity.

On the sands, Larkin edges out of the way as the quiet brown seems to make his choice. Her eyes dance with joy for her friend.

On the sands, Kezar turns to the rocking eggs. He tiptoes up on his feet, silently wishing the eggs to crack. But in their time, he reminds himself….

On the sands, Durrik watches all the eggs.

On the sands, Calm Brown Hatchling steps up before the blue eyed one, and creels demandingly.

On the sands, Nuff gets all giggly again at such reassurance. "ooo.. Goody goody."

Blair points to the Starry Gold Egg and tugs on Leanna's arm.

On the sands, Evan gazes at the eggs, hoping that one of them contains a lifemate…

On the sands, Koani sees another candidate that didn't get out of a determined dragonet and steps toward him, but gets back in line with a tug on her sleeve.

Leanna nudges Blair and points to the Golden egg.

On the sands, Maigrey mentally thanks the little girl for helping her to keep her composure during the hatching.

On the sands, Celana looks at the brown.

On the sands, Driftwood Egg shatters into a thousand fragments, leaving its occupant out in the open.

On the sands, Quixotic Ocean-Blue Dragonet

On the sands, Like a wave slipping among jagged rocks, this small blue emerges quickly from his former home. The dark, murky depths of the mighty ocean dully gleam on the small, compact wings he snaps open; as he briefly wavers on secure footing, those wings seem to absorb and hide what light strikes their fragile membranes. The waters ebb and flow across a slender neck and flanks,vanishing against a blue-black underbelly. In a motion that seems unceasing, his long tail quivers erratically, streaks of sunlit waters rushing down the slender length. Displaying a changeable nature, the blue darts this way and that across the sands, contemplating each candidate now that he has his footing down. Indeed, he is agile and nimble, the uncanny placement of feet much like a mountain-bred runner's.

Leanna nods to Blair.

Farin answered: yes

On the sands, Calm Brown Hatchling turns his jewel faceted eyes toward Farin, and steps forward.

On the sands, Daelia wonders if her lifemate is out on the sands…

Aislyn walks out.

On the sands, Damina turns her attenchion to the golden egg, whispering, "Come out, we are all waiting for you."

On the sands, Evan gasps, "oh! a blue…", and gazes at the blue hatchling

On the sands, Kezar grins widely, as the blue escapes the confines of his shell.

On the sands, Jemman watches the new arrival, looking hopefully at it.

On the sands, Durrik watches the blue hatchling.

Ch'ron ceases to snore for a moment, mumbling instead; Mmmm-hmm, dear. Here comes the brown dragon of luuuuuuuv, are you *grzznxxx*, huh, whazzat? A moment later he returns to consciousness.

On the sands, Daelia gasps at the little perfect blue, unconsiously leaning forward and making soft noises…

Sh'Quan BUGLES!! Trumpeting his arrival from ::between::!

On the sands, Damina smiles at the blue, "How lovely…"

On the sands, Celana gasps at the sight of the blue dragonet.

On the sands, Mykalie grins again as the nimble blue appears, only for a second though before she looks back to the gold egg.

On the sands, Delenar moves starts to move towards the blue, but remembers his warning and stays back.

On the sands, Koani's eyes are drawn to the blue for a moment, sketching his color in her mind.

On the sands, Maigrey lets out a breath of delight at the sight of the blue, "He's so..so.. so lovely.."

On the sands, Nuff just repeats her litany over and over. "Oh. I'm Nuff. Yupyupyup I am. I'm Nuff. I am I am I am. I'm Nuff. That's should be Nuff and it is. I'm….' and her voice trails off into stunned sience for a brief moment as she stares at the newwest arrival, "OOoo.. A Yupyup!" and she bounces again.

On the sands, Larkin stands still, suppressing a giggle as the newest blue surveys her, then moves on.

Shala smiles up at the bronze FL

On the sands, Lor beams approvingly at the blue.

On the sands, Farin falls to his knees, as he reaches toward Tchirnath, scritching him gently. "His name is Tchirnath!"

On the sands, Atella grins at her cousin.

Nenais nods approvingly, smoothing a too-wide grin from her face, with a murmur of, "Yes indeed, love."

On the sands, Evan murmers encouragingly to the blue, amazed at his dark, rich color

On the sands, Quixotic Ocean-Blue Dragonet scrambles free of his egg and scampers towards the white-robed figures.

Sh'Quan flutes lightly to his friend Herder

On the sands, Koani looks at Farin and beams.

On the sands, Durrik smiles at Farin as he realizes that he impressed.

On the sands, Damina turns to Farin, "Congrats!"

On the sands, Jemman smiles over at Farin, then returns his eyes to the unimpressed dragonets.

On the sands, Delenar mutters to himself about the sheer beauty of the blue.

On the sands, Kezar nods, echoing the other candidates thought's, and looks at the blue, silently hoping, wishing…."A blue…..a quick one too!" He eyes sparkle in amusement.

On the sands, Celana giggles at the blue moving towrds them.

On the sands, Sylke grins. "Congrats, Farin!"

On the sands, Kezar smiles faintly as he notes the calm brown's intent. He murmurs…"Farin….good..for…." It'll be a miricle if he ever finishes a sentence tonight.

On the sands, Daelia smiles to Farin, turning back to the blue.

On the sands, Evan is amazed, by the lovly blue

On the sands, Mykalie sees Farin Impress out of the corner of her eye, flashing a congratulatory smiles at him.

On the sands, Katherine smiles softly, watching the eggs hatch. Wondering.

On the sands, Milsa smiles at the Ista's newest riders and dragons.

Nenais blinks slowly, trying to repeat. "Oh my."

On the sands, Delenar looks up at the weyrleaders.

On the sands, E'rik moves over to Darcy and her new life mate, helping her lead him off the sands.

On the sands, Damina holds her ground, shifting from foot to foot and emcouraging all the hatchlings to come out and play.

On the sands, Delenar then turns his gaze back to the breathtaking blue.

On the sands, Koani's stomach suddenly knots up and her hand flattens out on it. Brown skin stands out from the stark white of her robe as she suddenly feels the pressure of the moment.

Shala smiles

On the sands, Nuff should be thankfull for Maigrey's hand that keeps her from bounding aftern the blue and afixin herself to its tail. "Oooh He's just like an oversized Yupyup! I wonder if he drools?"

On the sands, Evan gazes intently at the blue, trying to intice it, with pleasing murmerings.

On the sands, Ocean Sunset Egg sways to and fro, rolling over to Quiet Lagoon Egg, bumping it once again.

On the sands, Jemman looks over at Koani and reaches out to squeeze her hand.

Blair goes home.

On the sands, Celana grabs a hold of Mai other hand, watching the blue wander.

Leanna goes home.

On the sands, Maigrey clutches Nuff's hand tightly, watching the blue's movements.. "So lovely.."

On the sands, Koani's clammy palm slips into Jemman's.

On the sands, Damina glances at the two bumping eggs who already seem to be playing.

On the sands, Delenar stares in wonderment at the blue.

On the sands, Ocean Sunset Egg vibrates from the impact, trembling visibly now.

On the sands, Quixotic Ocean-Blue Dragonet stops. In place. Suddenly. Stock stil. Except for that tail. It's whirling like some crazy whirligig. He peeers about. White. Don't they have any fashion sense?

On the sands, Durrik having no hands to hold he holds his own rubbing them together slick with sweat.

Shala murmers to herself "come on Koani

On the sands, Maigrey glances to Cela and grins, "Isn't he lovely.."

Carsi keeps her eyes riveted to the scene below, almost forgetting to blink, not wanting to miss a single moment of this magic.

On the sands, Kezar bends forward a little. He smiles, and curls his hand inan inviting jesture. "We're over here…."

Jandal walks up the stairs, and looks about for a seat.

On the sands, Celana nods, "Stunning…"

Shala waves to jandal

Althea waves Jandal over to her

On the sands, Maigrey flashes a hopefully encouraging smile at Durrik.

On the sands, Daelia looks towards the little blue, the tail going like crazy. :)

On the sands, Farin walks off the sands.

On the sands, Worn Watersmooth Egg jiggles a bit.

On the sands, Evan smiles, as the blue halts, and mutters, "your lovely.."

On the sands, Delenar stares fixedly at the blue. "Come on…."

On the sands, Ocean Sunset Egg moves widly about and…

On the sands, Ocean Sunset Egg shatters into a thousand fragments, leaving its occupant out in the open.

On the sands, Vibrant Green Hatchling

On the sands, The white shell explodes into hundreds of shattered pieces, revealing, as shespreads her glorious emerald wings, a green hatchling, trumpeting her arrivalinto Pern. Her eyes flared red with hunger, she looks about defiant from herhunger to find that special someone. With two swift steps, she places herclaws onto the sands and parades about, eyeing the Candidates in white 1.

Jandal grins and takes a seat

On the sands, Kezar smiles, as he recalls the flight to Ista. The skies as blue as the dragonet he sees before him.

On the sands, Durrik eye's dart over to the Worn Watersmooth egg, his eyes locked on its movement.

On the sands, Jemman looks back at the dragonets, eyes gleaming hopefully as he meets the eyes of an oncoming blue, then his shoulders slump slightly as he sighs, the dragonet moving on.

On the sands, Koani's chest expands with a sudden intake of breath. With an eye squint, she sneezes into her hand.

On the sands, Glittering Sandy Egg slowly splits along the crack as it shimmers in the indirect light on the sands.

Shala says, "oo how nice"

On the sands, Nuff's face is a mass of twitches as she watches the blue, giggling as he looks Her way. "OOoo.. so purdy. Ypuyupyup he is." and then the enigmatic glance move on and her face falls again, even her hair drooping.

Althea smiles warmly at the new green

On the sands, Daelia ohs as the green hatches. What a beautiful hatchling! She coos incouragingly towards it…

On the sands, Celana puts her hands over her mouth at the sight of the green.

Diaph suddenly disappears ::between::!

On the sands, Damina grins from ear to ear as the green emerges.

On the sands, Katherine brushes something from her face as she watches the dragons hatch forth.

On the sands, Sylke gasps as the green breaks free. "Oh, she's gorgeous!"

On the sands, Durrik draws his eyes accross to the green hatchly staring at her.

On the sands, Lor beams happily at the fine young green.

On the sands, Mykalie sighs, her body rocking back and forth a bit as she blinks droplets of sweat out of her eye…her eyes seem a bit glazed.

On the sands, Nuff says, "Yupyup be Nonono? " and she sighs, "No-one wants Nuffie Maigrey."

On the sands, Evan waits for the blue to choose

On the sands, Vibrant Green Hatchling CREELS, her neck craned as she looks about. Her claws plod deep into the sand.

On the sands, Larkin's breath draws in with a sharp intake as the next glorious green emerges. She steps forward…then remembers, and steps resolutely back. "But she's so hungry!"

On the sands, Daelia looks towards the green. "Hiya little hatchling…"

On the sands, Sunlit Amber Egg rattles furiously, rolling toward a tight knot of candidates.

On the sands, Sunlit Amber Egg crackles apart under the thrust of a gleaming hindclaw, and the heart of the jewel bursts into view.

On the sands, Sungilt Bronze

On the sands, Glittering beast, this bright bronze, bright as Rukbat in the cruel noon sky, and twice as harsh. His claws glitter like the points of arrows: piercing arrows, not the slim darts used in hunting but barbed shafts which rip the life from their targets in extraction. Still, despite the trappings of a fierce maturity, he can't help but seem cute with his oversized wedge-shaped head, stubby wings, and uncoordinated limbs, and when he opens his throat to creel, a sweet, uncommonly soft noise floats free, like the plucking of lyre strings.

On the sands, Koani's fingers rub under her nose as her eyes move to the creeling one, then back at the snake tailed dragonet.

On the sands, Damina turns all her attenchion to the green, thinking calming thoughts and loving ones.

Carsi falls asleep.

Carsi has disconnected.

On the sands, Quixotic Ocean-Blue Dragonet turns his head this way and that. And that way and this way. And about. Can his head turn in a complete circle without breaking his neck? He seems to be trying to find out. Nope. Doesn't work. Quickly rotating it back to the proper position, the blue suddenly spots what he was looking for, and takes off in a beeline for one white-clad figure.

Kira oohs at the beautiful bronze.

Kalor walks up the stairs, and looks about for a seat.

On the sands, Maigrey lets her smile drop, realizing for the first time that none of the hatchlings have glanced her way either, "S'okay Nuff… There's more still awaiting.."

Shala says, "oo a bronse"

On the sands, Delenar turns his attention to the bronze briefly and then turns back to the blue.

On the sands, Jemman gasps at the bronze, "A bronze!" and starts to take a step forward, then shifts back again, staring at it hopefully.

On the sands, Celana watches the little green, her hands balled up, "C'mon…"

On the sands, Durrik looks over at the new bronze gasping at the site of the form.

On the sands, Kezar looks at the green. Torn, but turns back to the blue. Not quite sure what to say, he save himself from falling into relasped silence. "Hungry?" He slaps himself in the head. "Where did that one come from?"

On the sands, Daelia trys to think calm and encouraging thoughts to the hatchlings on the sands…

On the sands, Evan notes the bronze, but his gaze is drawn to the blue, seeming captured by his dark color

On the sands, Damina calls to the beautiful green, "Over here lovely."

On the sands, Katherine watches the Ocean-Blue with interest. "Lovely deeary."

On the sands, Lor nods approvingly at the bronze.

On the sands, Mykalie gasps at the bronze's splintering arrival, noting his lovely fierceness.

On the sands, Sungilt Bronze strikes out over the sands, shaking off the shards of his broken egg.

On the sands, Koani's focus suddenly falls on the greeny gold. A sly smile spreads across her face as she watches the dragonets wander across the dark ground.

On the sands, Vibrant Green Hatchling flares out her eyes as her stomach calls forth for food. Oh look! All nice and packaged food in white! She makes way to the Candidatets.

On the sands, Atella smiles at E'rik and Milsa in satisfaction. "A bronze!"

On the sands, Cvinth walks off the sands.

On the sands, Kezar nods with Katherine, and looks at the blue. "Dazzling, you are, huh? You know that I suppose, but…."

Ataris smiles as he sees more eggs hatch…

On the sands, Jemman watches its progress, biting at his lower lip hopefully.

On the sands, Katherine smiles in the diretion of Sungilt with encouragement.

On the sands, Durrik's eyes are locked on the Bronze slowly mummering, "pick me, pick me, please pick me." He repeats under his breath.

On the sands, Larkin blinks happily. "A bronze, a bronze!" She looks to the remaining male candidates speculatively.

On the sands, Nuff's head mirrors the blue as she turns to watch the green and vicious bronze and blue and.. then she gives up to sulk relatively quietly in Maigrey's shadow.

On the sands, Evan seems rivited in place, anas the blue moves twords the Candidates

On the sands, Celana watches the little grenn toddle forward.

On the sands, Delenar looks at the blue and is amazed at the seeming miracle.

On the sands, Damina holds her ground as the green aproaches, sucking in a breath and calming her nerves.

On the sands, Milsa glances up at E'rik with a smile.

On the sands, Mykalie stumbles out of a driven hatchling, bounding off several candidates in her attempt to find the right one.

On the sands, Daelia murmers towards all the hatchlings, caught between the blue and the greeen…

On the sands, Tchirnath walks off the sands.

On the sands, Lark wanders slowly off the sands.

On the sands, Celana says, "Look at her…"

Carsi has connected.

Carsi wakes up.

On the sands, Sungilt Bronze swings his wedge-shaped head toward a murmuring voice. He flares his wings, alert, albeit still as clumsy as a landlocked flatfish.

On the sands, Kezar turns to the bronze and gasps. He looks back to the blue. Back the bronze. And back to the blue finally. He murmurs.. "Is this the one? I can't give up, he's so lovely…."

On the sands, Atella seems to focus on something distant, her thoughts drifting away from here and now.

On the sands, Quixotic Ocean-Blue Dragonet runs right into his chosen, trying to screech to a stop but still knocking Jemman over soundly.

Kevvin glides up the stairs, and looks about for a seat.

On the sands, Maigrey nudges Cela toward the green hatchling.. grinning.

On the sands, Koani feels the urge to sneeze again, but holds it back. With slitted eyes from such concentration, she watches the movements carefully. Suddenly, her head looks in a friend's direction.

On the sands, Vibrant Green Hatchling pauses a moment realizing she's not supposed to eat the Candidates, yet. Just Impress one. She lifts up her head and Creels once more for attention.

On the sands, Evan says, "congrats Jemman"

On the sands, E'rik smiles down at Milsa, the tired lines smoothing out with each impression.

On the sands, Kezar looks at Jemman with a smile. "Congrats Jem!"

On the sands, Rai watches the cands with a half-smile on her face, relaying events to Riyath.

On the sands, Daelia grins to Jemman.

On the sands, Katherine smiles at the Green,.

On the sands, Celana takes a step toward the green.

On the sands, Maigrey eyes the dragonets, shifting on her feet.. what did she miss?

On the sands, Durrik shifts his feet in the sand still gazing at the Bronze, still mummering the chant under his breath.

On the sands, Daelia turns back to the green…

On the sands, Evan suddenly seems to note the bronze and green, and trys to entice them

On the sands, Jemman falls to the ground with a cry, trying to stagger away from the dragonet, not wanting to be run over.

On the sands, Mykalie frowns, hoping Jemman's all right, she glances over at his prone form.

On the sands, Damina smiles warmly at the green.

Kalor goes home.

On the sands, Koani's support is ripped out of her hand, and she begins to wobble a bit.

On the sands, Vibrant Green Hatchling turns her head noticing someone and takes another step forward, creeling louder.

On the sands, Sungilt Bronze paces across the stand, step by tedious step, until he looks up into a face which seems as familiar as the lullabye of waves.

On the sands, Daelia looks towards the green, leaning forwards a bit, making encouraging noises…

On the sands, Kezar turns to the Bronze, it's color so vibrant…He shakes his head in amazement.

On the sands, Katherine says, "They are so lovely."

On the sands, Katherine smiles encouringly to the Green.

On the sands, Evan gazes at both the bronze and green

On the sands, Atella slowly opens her eyes and smiles.

J'der heads down the stairs.

On the sands, Sungilt Bronze fixes upon Durrik with his brilliant eyes, and his musical creel soars with joy!

On the sands, Delenar says "It's…." but never finishes his sentence.

On the sands, Maigrey looks about confusedly as her fellow candidates impress left and right..

On the sands, Lor goes over to check on the fallen Candidate.

On the sands, Koani looks at the blue, then Jemman with worry making lines on her face. Her hand reaches down tentatively towards her best friend. "You alright?"

On the sands, Vibrant Green Hatchling creels and plods step after step to her target.

On the sands, Kezar stares at the bronze, his gaze suddenly becoming locked.

On the sands, Damina leans forward twords the green, "Over here you beautiful little thing."

On the sands, Larkin's mouth is open. She closes it with a snap, turning from a sympathetic look to Jemman to refocus on that creeling green.

On the sands, Durrik looks very shocked at the bronze, "He says his name is Ambarth!" He shouts in joy. Is heys tearing from the emotion

On the sands, Daelia watches the little green move…does it want her?

Shala smiles

On the sands, Celana watches the Vivrant green.

On the sands, Evan hopes that Jemman is alright, but his gaze floats from the bronze, to the green

On the sands, Katherine studies the green, wathing it's eyes.

On the sands, Daelia notes Durrik's Impression to congrat him later, her eyes locked on the green…

On the sands, Jemman swallows as he regains his feet and looks at the dragon hopefully, then slumps a bit as he realizes the dragon wasn't after him after all.

On the sands, Damina stands stock still wondering who the green is headed for.

On the sands, Kezar looks at Durrik with a smile. "Durrik!" Is all he can manage to get out….

On the sands, Larkin turns to Durrik in joyful astonishment. She moves to hug him, then stands back, not intruding on his moment.

On the sands, Mykalie glimpses the green heading towards someone on her left, she shrugs and goes back to watching the other dragonets.

On the sands, Quiet Lagoon Egg shivers, lonely amidst the shards of its companions.

On the sands, Delenar gazes at the dragonetts and shakes his head in amazement.

On the sands, Vibrant Green Hatchling steps right up to the Candidate and looks over her. She'll do.

On the sands, Koani looks over at Durrik and grins, but her eyes return to Jemman, barely registering anything else that is happening. "You need any help, Jemm?"

On the sands, Quixotic Ocean-Blue Dragonet stumbles past Jemman, not even apologetic as he rushes onward.

On the sands, Maigrey smiles over at Durrik, so happy but yet.. is there a lifemate for her too?

On the sands, Durrik is oblivious to all but the bronze.

On the sands, Evan looks back at the blue, suddenly hopeful, and he murmers to it

On the sands, Daelia watches the green eagerly…

On the sands, Quiet Lagoon Egg shatters into a thousand fragments, leaving its occupant out in the open.

On the sands, Iconoclastic Green Hatchling

On the sands, Stepping from the shards of her crumbled shell, the dainty green hatchling arches back her neck to scowl fiercely at the great golden queen behind her. Dark green streaks run the length of her body, passing across a brighter green, the color of new leaves. Red eyes whirl in harmony with the angry scowl; at odds with everything else. An amused, measuring look flickers across her features as she turns her outsized head to regard the nervous candidates in white. But at last she seems to relent, beginning to search for the one to hold upright, one human to support in all things. Unlike everything else, which should be unstabilized and knocked down.

On the sands, Lor helps Jemman up. "Are you okay?"

On the sands, Moving slowly in Maigrey's shadow, Nuff appears almost disinterested in it all, only the flashing off her tongue betraying her delight and depression of it all as she goes from grinning to frowing and back with each new Hatching and Impression.

On the sands, Katherine says, "Such wonderful hatchlings."

On the sands, Damina smiles incouragely to the green

On the sands, Evan him, enticeingly

On the sands, Celana looks shocked, as the green has made her choice.

On the sands, Kezar nods appraisingly, as thje second green emerges…

On the sands, Vibrant Green Hatchling turns her jewel faceted eyes toward nothing, and steps forward.

On the sands, Jemman sighs and shakes his head, resuming his place in line, murmuring softly, "I'm ok…"

On the sands, Summer Sea Egg gives a mighty shake, then, with a sudden shattering which sends shards flying, it bursts.

On the sands, Delenar gazes hopefully at the blue.

On the sands, Evan takes an involuntary step twords the blue, everything else seeming tuned out

On the sands, Summer Sea Egg shatters into a thousand fragments, leaving its occupant out in the open.

On the sands, Seductive Green Hatchling

On the sands, Sinuously, a glistening wing emerges, followed by a sleek head, then finally, a gleaming body slides free of the shards. Deep, rich green hide catches your eye, the green of malachite, brushed lightly with a pale, creamier green over her muzzle and chest, and touched with a deeper shade on the leading edge of her wings and along her flanks and tail Undeniably, this tiny green is a beauty, and she knows it, using it to advantage as she preens before you. She doesn't need to look; she knows your eyes are upon her as she moves with the grace of a dancer over the sands, flicking her shimmering emerald wings almost negligently behind her like a cape, her tail as elegant in movement as the train of an evening dress.

On the sands, Koani nods as she brushes some of the sand off of Jemman's robe. "Long as you're alright.. " She smiles a little then points at Durrik.

On the sands, Daelia watches the green that just hatched, Looking hoopefully at it.

On the sands, Delenar gazes hopefully at the blue.

On the sands, Maigrey gasps in delight at the sight of the new greens.. "Oh Nuff.. LOOK!"

On the sands, Mykalie steps back, ducking shards of an egg that explodes nearby with the cataclysmic entrance of yet another hatchling.

On the sands, Jemman nods to Lor, "Thanks…"

On the sands, Celana whispers, "Two more greens…"

On the sands, Milsa leans against E'rik lightly while she watches the the sands intently.

On the sands, E'rik oh-ho's at the green temptress that emerges. "Heart breaker…"

On the sands, Durrik gives the Ambarth a rub, "Yes we'll get you some foodd, I know you're hungry."

On the sands, Rai chuckles. "Greens…working in threes, they are."

On the sands, Lor says, "Lovely, lovely greens…"

On the sands, Evan's eyes are fixed on the blue, as he moves gracefuly among the candidates

On the sands, Damina turns to the sleek green that just hatched and Ohhh… is all that comes out.

On the sands, Larkin blinks as the newest green, no, two more greens, break out of their shells. She can't help it— she steps forward in hope and wonder.

On the sands, Katherine smiles at the Green, "Her name is Yssath!"

On the sands, Kezar looks at the blue, and gasps. "Over he - "He stops himself. Let the dragon decide for himself….

On the sands, Quixotic Ocean-Blue Dragonet manages to stop this time, before crashing into the person. He peers up at Celana, who appears to be looking elsewhere. An impatient creel cuts across the exitement of the grounds.

On the sands, Lor asks jemman, "Are you okay to stay on the sands?"

Nenais murmurs, voice amused. "They're hardly old enough yet! Calm down!"

On the sands, Maigrey nudges Cela..

On the sands, Celana smiles at Kat, then watches the othes.

On the sands, Evan says, "congrats Celana and Larkin."

On the sands, Koani, since she can count that high, makes a comparison between brown and green, before looking back at the pairings among sunset hues streaming down.

On the sands, Iconoclastic Green Hatchling raises her head and snorts. The very first noise she makes, when she hatches, is, not a creel, not a bugle, not even a whimper, but a snort. Whew, what a critic.

On the sands, Kezar nods. "Celana! Larkin!"

On the sands, Daelia looks towards both of the green hatchlings. Will either of them want her? She tries to think encouraging thoughts to them.

On the sands, E'rik nods with a smile at Katherine, his chest filled with pride as the hatchinglings impress. His arm slips around Milsa's waist for a quick squeeze.

On the sands, Durrik looks around the sands confused the joy of the impression clouding his mind, he doesn't know what to do.

On the sands, Celana looks down at the blue. "Oh!"

On the sands, Evan looks back to the dragons, hoping for another blue…

On the sands, Kezar looks up, dragonets impressing quickly.

On the sands, Mykalie can't seem to stay still now, head whipping about her, trying to watch the impressions and the hatchlings.

On the sands, Sylke wrinkles her nose at the green and snorts back.

Y'sil sighs and gets up, watching the Weyrlings lost, shaking his head.

On the sands, Quixotic Ocean-Blue Dragonet turns his jewel faceted eyes toward nothing, and steps forward.

Y'sil heads down the stairs.

On the sands, Damina smiles congrats to all the impressed candidates and turns to the calling hatchlings.

On the sands, Nuff is now feeling nauseous, or maybe she always looks slightly green when faced with such a landscape of color. She doesn't even mutter to Maigrey.. nope. Not at all.

On the sands, Maigrey widens her eyes as if to see better or to be noticed better.. "Who's impressing now.." She mutters the thought aloud..

On the sands, Delenar prays that the blue will come.

On the sands, Kezar looks around at the eggs, the dragonnets, the people… he shakes his head to clear the confusion…

On the sands, Ambarth shuffles awkwardly off the sands.

On the sands, Seductive Green Hatchling immediately rights herself and poses elegantly as she gazes about the sands, looking for just the right human to take care of her.

On the sands, Jemman looks over and smiles, happy for Durrik but unable to not look a little depressed, then he looks back at the hatchlings hopefully.

On the sands, Evan watches the blue, then sadly turns back to the 2 greens.

On the sands, Damina thinks loving thoughts to all the new arrivals hoping one will choose her.

On the sands, Celana says, "His name is Zalith//"

On the sands, Jemman nods slowly, "Just shaken up a bit…" He smiles at Lor a little, "Thanks…"

On the sands, Starry Gold Egg bounces off the mound into some eggs scattering them all over the place.

On the sands, Iconoclastic Green Hatchling trudges forward with reluctance. Imagine, what tedium. Creel, creel, oh, joy. Wonderful. Hatchings. What a farce. She aims herself at random toward a group of candidates.

On the sands, Lor says, "You're welcome…"

On the sands, Daelia looks towards the two greens, watchong them intently, thinking calm thoughts to them…

On the sands, Kezar suddenly takes eye of the suductive green.

On the sands, Delenar looks expectantly at the greens.

On the sands, Evan watches the greens, hoping that there is a lifemate on the sands.

On the sands, Jemman turns back to watch the hatchlings, shifting on his feet again.

On the sands, Maigrey smiles, "Oh Cela..he's lovely… Oh Cela.. Congrats." She looks happy, but something in her eyes speaks otherwise…

On the sands, Mykalie arrows her gaze at the starry gold egg, intent and determined.

On the sands, Koani beams in Celana's direction, then looks down at the blue. "Glad it didn't knock her down,too," she says to the air.

On the sands, Damina whispers, "There all so beautiful."

On the sands, Sylke looks a bit sly as she watches the overcritical green. She narrows her eyes at her challengingly.

On the sands, Starry Gold Egg shakes and then suddenly the golden egg explodes like a mova …

On the sands, Daelia looks about hopefully as her fellow candidates Impress…

Shala says, "oooo"

On the sands, Kezar gasps.

On the sands, Evan says, "congrats Celana"

On the sands, Starry Gold Egg shatters into a thousand fragments, leaving its occupant out in the open.

On the sands, Heavenly Gold Hatchling

On the sands, The golden egg explodes into tiny shards and standing in its place is a pair of large jeweled orbs that seem be in a whirling frenzy. Her golden hide is the palest beam of sunshine gold ever seen. She steps forward out of the remains of shards, she almost falls, but she manages to spread her wings to keep herself from going nose first into the sand. Her sails are polished golden bronze and grows darker along the edges of the wings. Regaining her balance and purpose, she takes smaller, but confident steps toward the candidates. She holds her head high as she plods through candidates inspecting each with a whirling eye.

On the sands, Daelia ohs.

Jandal smiles

On the sands, Seductive Green Hatchling struts across the sands proudly. Too bad she catches her wing against and egg and tumbles, nose first into the sand, spoiling her dignity.

On the sands, Iconoclastic Green Hatchling shuffles along, trying her best to pick each foot from the sand in turn, to appear graceful, to appear /above/ all this.

On the sands, Celana takes to blu's forearms and wals out of the Sands.

On the sands, Lor escorts another pair of the sands.

On the sands, Delenar gasps at the beautiful gold.

Trew ahhs…

On the sands, Celana walks off the sands.

Lysa walks up the stairs, and looks about for a seat.

On the sands, Damina turns to the seductive green and cant help but admire her glossy green hide.

On the sands, Daelia 's heart misses a beat as the gold steps from the shells.

X'din ohs.

Rowan gasps.

Kira smiles as the gold finally hatches.

On the sands, Mykalie stops breathing, completely awestruck by the pale gold, her eyes gleaming brightly.

On the sands, Sylke wows! at the gold! "She's…she's…so…" words fail her at this point.

On the sands, Evan watches the greens, "be yourselvs, choose correctly"

On the sands, Jemman ooos at the gold, but, knowing he can't impress her, looks elsewhere hopefully.

On the sands, Larkin shivers with joy as the gold emerges, a beautiful, confident being.

On the sands, Kezar looks at the suductive green, a smile playing on his lips. He glances up at the gold dragonet, but down again at the green.

On the sands, Maigrey turns to watch the emergence of the new queen, but her yes flit back to the greens approaching.

On the sands, Delenar tries to catch the eye of a green.

Brian watches the Gold to see who impresses that one.

On the sands, Koani's gaze goes over the green's head to the radiating glow behind her. She looks at it, then cocks her head again… Her curiousity itches at her stomach again.

Shala leans forward

On the sands, Iconoclastic Green Hatchling finds herself bumped up against a young man and doesn't creel so much as bark at him. What? Another participant in this… this… charade? She sticks her tongue out at him, long hatchling tongue, and suddenly catches his eye…

Siferra but blinks as the gold hatches, sitting still as a statue and just as emotionless in the back of the galleries.

Carsi almost stands up in her seat to get a better look at the gold one, holding her half-standing position for a moment before realizing she must be blocking some people, so returns to her seat, but still stretches her neck to get a clear view of the gold.

On the sands, Damina winces at the tumble and almost steps out to help the green.

Nenais straightens, eyes attempting to track the stumbling dragonets all at once. Which way did it go, which way ddi it go.

On the sands, Iconoclastic Green Hatchling fastens her whirling jeweled eyes on a particular candidate, and croons joyously.

On the sands, Daelia hopes at the greens and the gold. Do any of them want her? She leans forwards encouraging them.

On the sands, Delenar says, "It's name Zamanth!!!"

On the sands, Evan glances at the greens, hoping

On the sands, Heavenly Gold Hatchling slowly moves with increasing confidence toward several females in white, braying at them angrily.

On the sands, Evan says, "congrats Delenar!"

On the sands, Kezar blinks, "Congrats Zamanth.." But his voice fades fast…so much happening..

On the sands, Daelia nods to Delenar.

Kerjin says, "Oh! The beautiful new Queen!"

On the sands, Koani looks at Delenar and smiles, then quickly turns her eyes back to the wings on the darkness.

On the sands, Mykalie finally remembers to breathe, though her feet are still in motion, dancing lightly against the burning sand.

On the sands, Yssath shuffles awkwardly off the sands.

On the sands, Tongue leading nose leading round face leading blond curls and Nuff peeks out of Maigrey's shadow long enough to lick her lips. "Hey! Look! It's not another green!"

On the sands, Maigrey sighs and manages a wide grin for Delenar.

Ch'ron leans closer to Nenais, jabbing her in the ribcage lightly with an elbow. A moment later, he points to something down on the sands and leans closer to mutter something to her.

On the sands, OOC: Kezar says "OUCH, I mean Delenar!"

On the sands, Delenar kneels and scratches Zamanth .

On the sands, Sylke watches the gold like a woman possessed. Her jaw works but all that emerges is a squeak. She blushes a bit, embarrassed in front of the regal hatchling.

On the sands, Damina smiles at Delenar and turns to see the gorgous gold, "Oh my!"

On the sands, Daelia turns back to the other hatchlings and eggs..Hopefully.

On the sands, Katherine walks off the sands.

On the sands, Larkin stands her ground as the angry hatchling cries her displeasure, but bounces on her toes, ready to leap out of the way.

On the sands, Evan looks to the Green, grying to entice it.

On the sands, Atella pulls herself up, and ignores the incident, assuming all others will, as well. She looks about for one as beautiful as she is to be her lifemate. Hmmm. Pale hair? Would that look well with her?

On the sands, Delenar beams happily.

Nenais chuckles softly

On the sands, Seductive Green Hatchling creels imperiously.

On the sands, Daelia watches the three hatchlings hopefully.

On the sands, Maigrey nods to Nuff.. "Yes, another green.. And she's so beautiful.." Perhaps another chance?

On the sands, Evan murmers to the seductive green.

On the sands, Kezar looks up at the suductive green. "You must decide, but…." He shakes his head, holding his hands infront of him….he seems rather lost, not used to such strong emotions.

On the sands, Koani's eyes move over the hide as her hands begin to knit a sweater at her belly.

On the sands, Heavenly Gold Hatchling trumpets angrily, but it comes out a bit shrill, demanding attention of the white robes.

On the sands, Damina makes incourageing noises to the beautiful green, "You are so very lovely"

On the sands, Seductive Green Hatchling bumps into a young girl, shoving imperiously past her.

On the sands, Torienths croons deepens as she watches her daughter.

On the sands, Delenar walks off the sands.

On the sands, Daelia turns her head to the gold, watching it and the little green.

On the sands, Sylke coughs, for once….almost…at a loss for words. She tries her vocal cords again. "Gorge…Lovel.."

On the sands, Maigrey pulls Nuff back before the green tramples her.

On the sands, Mykalie sets glimmering eyes at the gold, watching her every movement, angry and beautiful.

On the sands, Larkin continues to face the gold, the beautiful gold, overwhelmed but not afraid.

On the sands, Lor goes to check on the girl, helping her up to her feet.

On the sands, Kezar rocks on his feet, and looks at the green with a half smile.

On the sands, Evan faces the green, trying to entice her.

On the sands, Damina stands ready to jump if the green should stuble over her.

On the sands, Daelia looks towards both dragonettes, thinking kind and calm thoughts to them.

On the sands, Heavenly Gold Hatchling nudges and even knocks girls out of her way trying to find the one as she looks at each one of them.

On the sands, Koani's nostrils flare slightly as her knuckles become white with the contagious tension she has gotten. Her eyes shift to the others then back to the movements.

On the sands, Maigrey looks wistfully at the gold.. She studies the perfect lines of the hatchling's form.

On the sands, Seductive Green Hatchling stalks up to one of the white robes gazing at her golden clutchmate. She is not so beautiful as *I*! Look at me!

On the sands, Sylke flicks her fingers against her throat, like /that's/ going to help. She faces the gold and says the first thing she can. "You're pretty."

On the sands, Nuff gets pulled, putting her chubby hands on her hips as she storms a colorful string of obscenties at the lunging green, and then goes back to bouncing around on the sands.

On the sands, Damina tries to gain the green attenchion, thinking thoughts of how lovely she is.

Ch'ron leans over to whisper to Nenais, "You know, I always thought we would wear robes so we wouldn't get sand in our underwear if we fell…"

On the sands, Larkin turns to the seductive green, slowly, slowly.

On the sands, Kezar looks up at the sky suddenly, hoping to find answers? Back down again, and he looks at the green. "You are lovely! Such a shade, such a green…." He shakes his head again.

On the sands, Evan looks at the green.

Nenais starts sputtering.

Shala giggles

Iria giggles furiously.

Jandal smiles

Lili bites her lip and diplomnatically remains silent.

On the sands, Seductive Green Hatchling turns her jewel faceted eyes toward Larkin, and steps forward.

On the sands, Maigrey blinks in shock at Nuff's launguage.. but only before her attention is drawn back to the demanding green and the gorgeous gold.

On the sands, Mykalie pulls herself up straight and tall, breathing in tight controlled gasps, hands clenched tightly, nails digging deeply into her palms.

Shala smiles

On the sands, Evan smiles, "congrats Larkin!

Nenais looks consideringly at the candidates, and murmurs back, "Well, if we didn't use them, there'd be quite a show…"

On the sands, Glittering Sandy Egg splits in two, suddenly!

On the sands, Damina smiles at Larkin, "Congrats!"

On the sands, Larkin kneels in front of the green. "She says her name is Iriliath!"

On the sands, Daelia watches the little dragons hopefully, murrmering soft words to them

On the sands, Glittering Sandy Egg shatters into a thousand fragments, leaving its occupant out in the open.

On the sands, Sungazing Blue Hatchling

On the sands, Soft hide, darkened by the remains of the fluid which surrounded him in the egg, still shines a rich, translucent blue, whorls of deep sea green shimmering along his flanks and over his chest. His wings, as he spreads them imperiously, fairly glow as the light passes through them, leaving the impression of floating just beneath the surface of the water and looking upward at the sun. If he could, this young blue would take over the world. However, at the moment, he seems to have plenty to deal with, just taking over his own body, as he catches a claw in his wing and falls forward with a 'plop', nose first into the sand.

On the sands, Jemman watches the greens hopefully, his eyes growing more desperate than hopeful as the number of unhatched eggs and unimpressed dragonets dwindle.

Ataris blinks

On the sands, Heavenly Gold Hatchling stops suddenly in front of a clump of girls. Her whirling eyes slowly go from one to another, searching.

Jandal slips into bed pulling the covers over him and goes to sleep.

On the sands, Koani looks up at Torienth for a moment, noting how the sky makes patterns on the skin, then over at Larkin. Her eyes light up as she gains the attentions of the beautiful dragonet.

On the sands, Sylke grins, pleased as punch now that she can talk. Then she remembers, hatching, oh right…she turns back, all eyes for the gold.

Jandal has disconnected.

On the sands, Evan's eyes are drawn to the sandy egg, suddenly stoping as the see a shade of blue

On the sands, Kezar smiles. "Larkin! Good….." Although he fails to entirely convince himself. His gaze shifts back to the eggs.

On the sands, Damina turns to the gold, smileing incourageingly to her.

On the sands, Daelia 's eyes don't leave the gold, but she looks sideways towards the blue, too…

On the sands, Kezar gasps. "Another blue? Another chance….."

On the sands, Mykalie holds herself still, rock-steady, eyes riveted to the gold.'

On the sands, Maigrey smiles warmly at larkin, happy for her friend's impression. She stands alone with Nuff, holding her hand and watching the queen and the remaining eggs. "Only a few lazy eggs left, Nuff."

Amieth senses that Yarath greets all the wonerful new dragonettes.

On the sands, Heavenly Gold Hatchling looks at the finally girl in white and croons at her questioningly.

On the sands, Evan "ohhhhh."s, and gazes at the blue, trying to entice him to come

Amieth senses that Yarath greets all the wonerful new dragonettes.

On the sands, Sungazing Blue Hatchling stumbles across the sands, creeling piteously, as he heads toward the largest clump of white around.

On the sands, Daelia smiles at both of the dragons' perfection…she looks towards them hopefully.

Iria leans forward intently, eyes fixed on the gold, like it means more to her than any other part of the hatching. She frowns, anxiety working furrows between her brows.

On the sands, Kezar shakes his head, muttering aloud. "no, mustn't think that way….." He looks at the blue, his smile never leaving his face. It is just all so wonderfull….

On the sands, Koani's left foot steps forward to catch herself back on balance as her gaze moves over the golden hide of the young queen.

On the sands, Nuff finally manages to detangle herself from Maigrey's hands and watches as around her wings of lifemates pair off, together, without Her! She sniffs and stands alone and dejected, scuffing at the sand as she ignores everything including the searching dragonets. "No one ever likes Nuffie. Nopenopenope."

On the sands, Sylke looks up, down, up, down, questioningly as well. She grins at the gold.

On the sands, Larkin sobs with pleasure, her arms around the green. Her green Iriliath.f It's a green! Iriliath!

On the sands, Heavenly Gold Hatchling turns her jewel faceted eyes toward Mykalie, and steps forward.

Jandal has connected.

Jandal stretches and wakes up in his bed, ready for a new day.

Shala gasps

Iria lets out a deep sigh. "Oh, thank Faranth."

On the sands, Daelia watches the gold then turns to face the little blue, cooing to it encouraging it.

On the sands, Damina smiles at the little blue, "Your a cutie…"

On the sands, Mykalie blinks, her back stiffens, her eyes widen,"Shards!!!!"

On the sands, Sylke shrieks and hugs Mykalie, then backs off real fast so she won't be in the way. "MYKALIE!!!"

On the sands, Maigrey watches the blue hatchling make his way to the remaining candidates, "No Nuff.. think of it this way.. The dragon that was made just for you hasn't been born yet."

On the sands, Worn Watersmooth Egg resumes its rocking motion.

On the sands, Koani gives Mykalie a look of congratulations, then turns back to the others.

Ataris' face lets a smile crack as he sees Larkin impress.

On the sands, Evan gazez wonderously at the blue, almost unable to speak, as the blue moves around gracefully

On the sands, Damina smiles warmly at Mykalie, "Congratulations."

Ch'ron leans over to nudge Iria and whispers in his typically undiplomatic, and none too quite tone, "Hey, you're not supposed to say that…"

On the sands, Sungazing Blue Hatchling stands upright, gazing around the sands, his creels heartrending as he looks… seeks… the one…

On the sands, Worn Watersmooth Egg seems to have been given new life as it rocks faster and faster.

Amieth senses that Yarath greets all the wonerful new dragonettes.

On the sands, Daelia watches the blue, making small gestures.

On the sands, Kezar stares at the blue, "What a wonderfull, lov…." He sighs, and stands straight for the first time in ages. "No, must let them decide…."

Amieth senses that Sioneth quests toward the new gold's mind. A name. A name.

Nenais just stifles giggles, and watches.

On the sands, E'rik beams as the gold chooses, and then his gaze drifts down to his weyrmate, his smile warm as he hugs her again.

On the sands, Kezar bends down again, engaged in moral conflict.

On the sands, Lyrianth shuffles awkwardly off the sands.

On the sands, Evan sighs, "you are wonderful," he murmers to the blue

On the sands, Larkin walks off the sands.

On the sands, Milsa smiles brightly at Mykalie, then grins as she looks up at E'rik and hugs him back happily.

On the sands, Damina begins to dance from foot to foot, her feet and burning!

On the sands, Mykalie walks with a long, firm stride off the sands.

On the sands, Nuff comes out of her depression enuff to giggle as the gold chooses and she regains enough energy to smile cheerfuly at Maigrey. "Really? OOo.. okay."

On the sands, Iriliath shuffles awkwardly off the sands.

On the sands, Sungazing Blue Hatchling stares from face to face.

On the sands, Worn Watersmooth Egg strains, seeming to grow larger and larger as bits of shell go flying around.

On the sands, Daelia watches the gold go, turning towards the blue, trying to encourage it, calm it, help it,…

On the sands, Maigrey nods and repeats the words to herself, trying to believe them. "If only.."

On the sands, Worn Watersmooth Egg shatters into a thousand fragments, leaving its occupant out in the open.

On the sands, Intransigent Earthy-Green Dragonet

On the sands, Out of the shattered shell, a newborn green steps confidently forth, forest green muzzle held high as she tests the air. The verdant shine of new spring leaves gleams and glistens along large, sturdy flanks, before darkening into shadowed mystery along the underbelly and chest. Quite large for a green, she spreads voluminous forest dappled wings, despite the fact that they are not required for balance; indeed, her bark-colored talons dig firmly and securely into the hot sands. With a willfull toss of her head, the green steps towards the waiting candidates.

On the sands, Evan trys to Catch the Blue's eyes, his own eyes, saying here!

Jandal slips into bed pulling the covers over him and goes to sleep.

Carsi beams distantly at Mykalie, her eyes shimmering with moisture and happiness for all the new lives begun today.

Jandal has disconnected.

On the sands, Damina smiles as another green emerges.

On the sands, Jemman shifts again on his feet, still staying in place.

On the sands, Kezar looks at the blue again, smiling. Nothing left to do except smile….

On the sands, A candidate near Myjkalie furtivel;y whispers, "What's her name?" while still staring fixedly at the remaining eggs.

On the sands, Koani stands there among the white robes. Her dark skin in stark contrast with the white, but otherwise not moving a lot now.

On the sands, Sylke grins at the new green. "Oh, she's a proud one!"

On the sands, Daelia briefly looks towards the new green, not sure where she should concentrate…

Trew balls his right hand into a fist and jerks the elbow back… but doesn't say a word.

On the sands, Maigrey sucks in another breath, "Another green…" She nearly takes a step forward.

Amieth senses that Maenath's excitement reaches out in small tendrils, threading through the minds of the other hatchlings and adult dragons.

On the sands, Damina debates sitting and decides she better not.

On the sands, Kezar looks at the green, and for perhaps the first time in his life, looks comletely unknowing of what to do next. He gaze shifts back to the blue.

Siferra actually smiles, seeing the strong, sure young green emerge.

Iria stands up, proud to make the announcement. "Sioneth says the gold's name is Lyrianth!"

On the sands, Intransigent Earthy-Green Dragonet looks around calmly, whirling eyes gently regarding all befopre her. All the white things. Very white. Green is better.

On the sands, Sungazing Blue Hatchling mournfully bellows his lack as he moves rapidly toward a group of young women. He bumps up against one, looking up into her brilliant green eyes all at once.

On the sands, E'rik watches Mykalie lead her gold off the sands. As he gets a mental note from his dragon he says, "Lyrianth… fine name for a gold."

Nenais grins

On the sands, Damina concentrates on sending warm thoughts to the hatchlings.

On the sands, Evan watches the blue hopefully…

Amieth senses that Tchirnath returns everyone's greeting. » It is nice to be out of that egg! «

Belldandy walks up the stairs, and looks about for a seat.

On the sands, Koani's eyes half-lid as she moves her eyes around the eggs, and shards and wings.. glistening wings.

On the sands, Nuff finds herself an egg shard large enough to stand on and, well, stands on it, rocking back and forth as she stares at the rest.

On the sands, Daelia wonders which lucky candidate will be Impressed by them. She leans towards the dragons, not sure where to look…She trys to send calming and encouraging thoughts to them…

On the sands, Milsa nods to E'rik in agreement.

On the sands, Sylke notes the green's gaze and pulls the sleeve of her robe a bit, then feels silly and looks up again.

On the sands, Maigrey looks down at herself and brushes sand from her robe, standing upright. "See Nuff.. there are more dragonets.. Perhaps they'll want one of us?"

On the sands, Damina looks at the blue and smiles.

Ch'ron reaches up to grab hold of Iria's arm to gently convince her to sit down once more, "How come Innath never shares these things with me that quickly?"

Ch'ron slips off into the realm of sleep.

Iria sits and dimples. "'Cause Sioneth and I are nosey. That's why!"

On the sands, Intransigent Earthy-Green Dragonet moves foward, her wings unfurled partway as she looks around.

On the sands, Daelia closes her eyes, trying to will the dragonettes to her…she trys to think of good things to think to them.

On the sands, Sungazing Blue Hatchling bumps the dark-haired one again, insistantly. and cries piteously.

On the sands, Nuff shrugs happily, the movement making her robe wriggle and throw here off balance and slips, ending up inside the egg shard, still rocking.

Amieth senses that Zamanth thinks « I'm hungry! »

Nenais grins.

On the sands, Evan intently watches the blue, trying to catch his gaze

On the sands, Daelia opens her eyes, watching the dragonettes move around to the candidates.

Nenais says, "Leith is more interested in the greens."

Tannar glances at Mykalie, suddenly grinning. He mouths, "You made it…" silently.

Iria snorts and grins.

On the sands, Koani runs her sweating palm down the front of her robe.

On the sands, Damina stairs at the green, thinking encouragement and love.

On the sands, Jemman sighs slightly, and deflates a bit, watching the hatchlings with more a resigned interest than his previous hopeful and even desperate one.

Ch'ron has disconnected.

Ch'ron has connected.

Ch'ron ceases to snore for a moment, mumbling instead; Mmmm-hmm, dear. Here comes the brown dragon of luuuuuuuv, are you *grzznxxx*, huh, whazzat? A moment later he returns to consciousness.

On the sands, Daelia isn't sure what to do. She tries to recall what she was told. She looks hopefully towards the remaining dragonettes.

On the sands, Maigrey darts a quick glance to Nuff and then back to the hatchlings.. wondering if any were meant for her.

X'din watches Nuff and gets the notion that the egg shard probably isn`t as hot as the sands themselves.

Carsi continues to gaze at the scene with incredulous eyes, never having even imagined such an event, much less being there to see it!

On the sands, Intransigent Earthy-Green Dragonet locates what she is looking for and glides in that direction, moving smoothly across the ground as if she were born to it. Instead of in it. Or on it. Whatever. She moves towards a fidgting girl.

On the sands, Kezar looks at the dragonets….not many left, but. He stops, and frowns, forcing himslef to be happy for those who have impressed. He looks around at the remaining dragonets and eggs, and mutters.. "Last, but certainly not least, as they say…."

On the sands, Daelia looks towards the green. Does she want me?

On the sands, Evan is tranfixed by the blue, doing his best to entice the lovely blue.

On the sands, Nuff runs her hands over the side of the shell as she stands, kicking shell shards out of her way, to reclaim Maigrey's shadow for herself. "Okay, Nuff's hungry now!! Hurry up!" and she giggles.

On the sands, Koani's clear brown eyes move across the glossy hide of the dragonet, then along its muzzle.

Nenais tickles Ch'ron, grinning

On the sands, Maigrey shifts her position, breeching the gap between her and some of the other candidates.

On the sands, Milsa's eyes start looking heavily and she falls prey to one too many yawns.

On the sands, J'rad walks out onto the sands.

On the sands, Daelia leans forwards and coos incouragingly to the little green.

On the sands, Sylke keeps her eyes on the earthy green.

On the sands, Sungazing Blue Hatchling creels, and bumps his way to the approaching one.

On the sands, Damina watches the green and grins.

On the sands, Evan steps twords the blue, trying to catch his gaze

On the sands, Kezar looks sideways to his fellow candidates and back. He leans forward, and looks at the blue, trying to deduce its thoughts….

On the sands, Daelia tries to concentrate on sending calming and kind thoughts to the little dragon.

On the sands, Intransigent Earthy-Green Dragonet stretches her muzzle towards the girl, planting her talons firmly into the sands.

Kiri swoops in from ::between:: chittering wildly!

On the sands, Daelia watches the little green hopefully…

On the sands, Sylke glances at the determined green, as she stands in the sand.

On the sands, Maigrey watches and waits, hope shining on her face, "Only a few left.. oh please….please.." She mutters the words softly.

On the sands, Damina cant handel the heat on her toes and plops down, thinking, "They can see me better here."

Kirvon walks up the stairs, and looks about for a seat.

On the sands, Daelia looks at the green murmering to it and herself…

On the sands, Intransigent Earthy-Green Dragonet croons joyously at a certain someone.

Altais walks up the stairs, and looks about for a seat.

On the sands, A young Fort Hold boy squeels in delight as a large bronze dragon selects him.

On the sands, Milsa rubs her eyes as she looks refresh from her nap.

On the sands, Koani blinks, then kneels in front of the pointed muzzle in front of her. "Oh.. shards.. Jemm.. Mysiath.. Mysaith!" She blinks again as her hands touch the smooth hide. "Yes.. food.. Yes.. "

Ataris absently lets out a cheer as the Fort Hold boy impresses…then he sits back down, embarrased.

On the sands, Sungazing Blue Hatchling falls to his face, then staggers back up, eyes on one before him.

On the sands, Jemman looks down and smiles brightly at Koani, whispering, "Congratulations…"

Shala cheers as koani impresses

On the sands, Daelia trys to Impress one of the remaining hatchlings.

On the sands, Sylke looks at Koani. "Congratulations!"

Kalor walks up the stairs, and looks about for a seat.

On the sands, Evan looks at the blue, trying to draw his gaze.

On the sands, Kezar smiles, seemingly drained of energy. To much going on, so little time. His thought for the first time focus on wondering /if/ he'l - "Koani?…Koani!" He smiles sincerely, letting her have her precious moment.

Althea cheers for her cousin!!

On the sands, Damina smiles at Koani, "Shes a beautiful dragon, congrats."

On the sands, Koani looks over at the others, this time it's not sand in her eye. "Yes, she is… Hungry though.. Come.."

On the sands, J'rad says, "Congratulations Loani, come with me."

Kerjin cheers for his cousin!

Kalor falls asleep.

Kalor has disconnected.

On the sands, J'rad says, "err..Koani"

On the sands, J'rad walks off the sands.

On the sands, Atella falls back, into another candidate. He looks up and catches her eye…

On the sands, Nuff giggles, watching the what might be the last of impressions.

On the sands, Daelia leans forwards, towards the little dragons. Will they want her? She trys to think happy and kind thoughts to them.

On the sands, Atella sighs.

On the sands, Koani makes her way with confident steps off the sands.

On the sands, Mysiath shuffles awkwardly off the sands.

On the sands, Sungazing Blue Hatchling turns his jewel faceted eyes toward Damina, and steps forward.

On the sands, Nuff says, "OOoo.. yummy." and she once again struggles not to throw herself on the blue."

On the sands, Jemman looks at the blue hatchling, then at the last egg and swallows, looking a bit hopeful again.

Althea laughs and hugs Kerjin

Altais heads down the stairs.

On the sands, Maigrey blinks at the blue turns away from her suddenly.. She sighs.

On the sands, Daelia sighs as the blue choses and looks towards the remaining egg.

On the sands, Evan sighs, watching the blue choose another.

Lili curls herself into a ball and falls immediately asleep.

On the sands, Lor goes to add a boy with a blue who has a hurt wing off the sands.

Lili has disconnected.

Altais walks up the stairs, and looks about for a seat.

On the sands, Kezar looksd at the last egg. So small. Curious….

On the sands, Damina tears begin streeming from her eyes, "His name is Daeth!"

On the sands, Rai grins at Damina. "Congrats!"

On the sands, Kezar says, "Damina?! Oh …."

On the sands, J'rad walks out onto the sands.

On the sands, Kezar smiles, "Congrats Damina!"

Kira looks over at Altais, her eyes turning steely.

On the sands, Sylke smiles happily at Damina.

On the sands, Evan watches the last egg intently, trying to draw the un-hatched hatchling's attention.

On the sands, Evan says, "congrats Damina and Koani."

On the sands, Daelia nods to Damina, and her attention returns to the last egg…

On the sands, Damina is shaking with joy as the blue is lieing in her lap.

On the sands, Nuff giggles once more even as she sighs and laces her fingers in Maigrey's.

On the sands, Jemman licks his lips and watches the last egg.

On the sands, Daelia sighs, wondering if the last egg will hatch.

On the sands, Kezar peers at the last egg, wondering if it will hatch. He turns to Milsa, as if for an answer, but turns back to the sands again. Must be strong.

On the sands, Nuff looks around her plaintively, looking every bit as dejected as she feels. "It's rotten. Let's go."

On the sands, Evan gazes at the grey egg, hopeing that it will hatch.

Altais whispers, "Hatch, little thing. You have a life ahead of you."

On the sands, Kezar shakes his head, looking around at the other candidates. "Wha - ?"

On the sands, Daelia snorts at Nuff, watching the egg intently.

On the sands, J'rad says, "Damina, please come with me."

On the sands, J'rad walks off the sands.

On the sands, Daelia wills it to move…it already did once…

On the sands, Damina walks off the sands.

On the sands, Maigrey blinks away small tears that have formed without her realizing, "Hmm what? What's rotten?" She finally notices the small grey egg.

Kira frowns, distracted by the last egg on the sands, and stands up.

You go southwest.

Hatching Grounds Entrance (#4385)

The ground level entrance to the hatching grounds is actually two tunnels in the side of the weyr bowl. One tunnel leads to the stairs and spectator galleries. The other leads to the sands themselves. The entrances have been smoothed out over the intervals, and appear almost to be smooth archways carved into the rock.

It is a summer evening. The light fades in the west, and the shy stars make their appearance en masse across the darkening night sky. The moons rise high, offering their gentle light to the darkness.

On the sands, you see Torienth, Daeth, thirteen people, and two firelizards.

In the bowl, you see Etienth, Kimianth, Sioneth, Nyrranth, Tanith, Yarath, and one person.

J'rad and Damina are here.

Obvious exits:

Sands Galleries Bowl

You go east.

Hatching Grounds (#4321)

The black sands of the grounds are dry now, and the grounds leveled out, filled with extra sand from the Istan beaches. Several large eggs occupy the sands, awaiting hatching.

To the west, you see two people.

Flitting about are Barli and Glade.

Gold Torienth and blue Daeth are here.

You see Misty Grey Egg here.

You notice Kimmer asleep here.

Milsa, E'rik, Rai, Lor, Evan, Daelia, Sylke, Maigrey, Jemman, Kezar, Atella, and Nuff are here.

Obvious exits:

Tunnel to Queen's Weyrs Entrance Up

Kezar looks up to the gold, questioningly. Is there an answer to be found?

Kira looks over at the last egg.

Jemman sighs slightly and looks at the egg, watching it.

Kezar suddenly snaps his head down.

Lor looks to the Weyrleaders.

Maigrey glances over to the other weyrwoman.

Evan's eyes are fixed on the grey egg, trying to send enerty to the hatchling inside.

E'rik frowns as he looks at the egg.

Evan energy that is.

Nuff nods, tugging again, "C'mon. I wanna eat." and then she stops her whinin long enough to change direction, wandering over towards the egg, and taking Maigrey with her. She whispers, "Let's see if it's rotten!"

Misty Grey Egg suddenly comes to life as it nearly jumps off the sands.

Kezar points to the egg, completely drained of social graces. He frowns…

Jemman stands hopefully, looking over at the weyrleaders with a plea for them to give it more time.

Sylke kneels gingerly to watch the egg.

Jemman smiles as it moves, waiting.

Lor startles back.

Atella moves to pick up a very young candidate, in tears from a claw scratch, and comforts him, glancing over her shoulder once to watch the last, tiny egg.

Daelia 's shoulders droop a bit as she watches the grey egg.

Evan sighs, "come on, you can do it!"

Maigrey jumps, starteld.."It moved!"

Kezar's frown turns upside down. "It did!"

E'rik nearly jumps at the sudden movement. "Woah, that one hasn't given up yet!"

Lor grins. "Hasn't give up yet…"

Kira stays back by the wall, nodding in satisfaction as the egg shows signs of life.

Daelia laughs as the grey egg jumps. Still life in that one.

Atella sends the wounded candidate off with a healer apprentice, and turns with a grin. "Hmmm, that little one seems pretty spunky!"

Nuff blinks and looks closer, wrinkling her nose.

J'rad walks out onto the sands.

Maigrey looks about at the candidates left… She then glances back tot eh egg. "C'mon little one.. you can do it."

Kezar looks about the semi-circle, at his fellow candidates. Curiousity piques him, but he reamins patient, and silent.

Daelia eagerly awaits the hatchling to work it's way out of the shell.

Misty Grey Egg quivers again.

Evan says, "Live little one, you can di it!"

Kezar nods encouragingly, feeling very alone out on the sands suddenly.

Maigrey reaches absently for Kezar's hand.. and another others she can find.

Kira watches the little egg.

Misty Grey Egg tilts over a bit, then jumps.

J'rad silently encourages the little egg.

Daelia move over to beside Kezar so he won't be alone. She hopes with all her might that this will be her lifemate…

Milsa looks at the moving egg with a half frown.

Amieth senses that Mysiath's tummy is full. Skin is not itchy anymore.

Evan says, "come on…!"

Kezar grabs the hand, with a glance. His gaze snaps back to the quivering egg.

Maigrey mutters softly, "You can do it.. you CAN do it.. :D"

E'rik has connected.

E'rik wakes up.

Torienth warbles encouragingly to the egg.

Amieth senses that Zamanth thinks « feels much better. »

Kira shakes her head, and mutters.

Milsa holds E'rik's arm tightly as she waits for the egg to hatch.

Kezar nods with Maigrey. He smiles, suddenly finding new purpose to his presence here.

Misty Grey Egg pauses a bit, then tries once more to move.

Jemman bites at his lip, waiting.

Amieth senses that Tchirnath stirs, slightly, as he falls asleep leaning against his lifemate. » tired… «

Amieth senses that Zamanth thinks « Those eggs were wretched! »

Nuff just waits, giggling occasionally and edging slowly towards the exit and her lost cookie.

Evan closes his eyes, and thinks to the little one

Daelia clentches her hands into fists, her nails biting into her palms, willing the egg to hatch.

Atella moves herself over to stand next to Milsa, placing a gentle hand on her shoulder.

Amieth senses that Torienth sends soothing thoughts to all her children.

Milsa nods to Atella, but her eyes go back to the little egg.

Sylke watches the egg curiously and worriedly both.

Amieth senses that Mysiath sends a picture of the fuzzy shape of white robes.

Maigrey catches sight of Nuff, she grabs hold of her hand, "We're not done yet, Nuff.. We have one more left.."

Misty Grey Egg shatters into a thousand fragments, leaving its occupant out in the open.

Joyful Sky-blue hatchling

The shell cracks open suddenly and a tiny blue hatchling steps forward from his shell, wet and exhausted but still just delighted to be free from his shell. A deep cerulean blue like a cloudless sky in autumn, he raises his head and warbles charmingly, then creels as his hunger pangs catch his attention. He spreads his small wings of translucent sky in a gesture of welcome to the world, then stumbles forward, in search of the one person among many who will make his new-born joy complete.

Kira smiles with relief at the new hatchling.

Evan gasps, "blue!", and his eyes are cought up in the blue's eyes.

E'rik has connected.

E'rik wakes up.

Milsa sighs softly and hugs E'rik tightly.

Kezar's face breaks out into a smile. "Look!" He points, in case anyone isn't paying attention.

Joyful Sky-blue hatchling creels and sniff disdainfully at his prison, then wobbles forward as if nothing happened.

Jemman looks hopefully at it, leaning forward subconciously.

Kezar smiles. "A blue! A beautiful Blue i might add!"

Nuff misses the blues arrival as she continues her depressed shuffling towards the exit.

Daelia gasps at the little blue, a perfect littl blue. She watches his movements carefully, calling softly to it, and takinga n invoulentary step foreward.

Maigrey steps closer, watching with a broad smile. "Oh.. he made it!"

Evan says, "ohhhhh… you look beautiful!"

Kezar looks at the others, but remains still.

Lor beams proudly at the blue.

Joyful Sky-blue hatchling looks extremely proud of himself, then creels and starts forward towards the candidates.

J'rad smiles at the large gold, "Congratulations on a fine clutch."

Evan watches the blue, gazeing at him, and murmuring enticeingly

E'rik hugs his mate to his side tightly, as the last hatchling wins free of his shell.

Kezar looks at the perfect blue. "Oh how I long for my painting box now. Such a masterpiece you would be!" He smiles braodly, gazing at its every movement.

Daelia thinks thoughts to it that she thinks might help it, and watches it's delicate movements as it unveils it's wings.

Torienth bugles as the last of her children find their riders.

Joyful Sky-blue hatchling screeches joyfully and starts happily towards someone who can think. That he knows.

Kezar nods, pleased the blue know what direction to move. But he whispers loudly anyways, "Over here…."

Milsa grins at her lifemate and weyrmate.

Evan continues trying to entice the blue, thistime tring to send a thought to it

Amieth senses that Lyrianth heaves a mental sigh, »Full now, no itches and a lifemate! What a life!«

Daelia trys to think joyful and encouraging thoughts to the little blue as it makes it's way to someone.

Jemman watches it hopefully, shifting from foot to foot.

Maigrey watches the hatchling approach.. "Who will you choose, beautiful blue.. Who?"

Evan sighs, "over here", is a barely heard whisper

Kezar looks at the blue, hoping his attention wil catch his. Hoping it was just meant to be.

Nuff turns at Torienth's bugle, unable to see past the cluster of white robes and riders around the Not Rotten Egg and she shrugs, continuing her journey towards blessed relief.

Amieth senses that Leith's thoughts gleam amusedly as he mentally inspects each new mind. « Life is good. Especially on the beach. »

Daelia watches the little blue hopefully.

Joyful Sky-blue hatchling totters to Daelia. Oh he's hungry. Happy but hungry. Very happy but very hungry. Wait…more happy here…

Joyful Sky-blue hatchling turns his jewel faceted eyes toward Daelia, and steps forward.

Kezar gasps. "I .. cant.. think….righ - …"

Evan sighs, "congrats Dalia."

Kezar says, "Daelia!!"

Amieth senses that Mysiath perks up on this beach image….

Maigrey sucks in a breath, watching the hatching move toward Daelia.

Rai lets out a sigh of relief as the last hatchling Impresses. "Oh, congrats Daelia!"

Daelia throws her arms around the little blue's neck. "He says his name is Calith!"

Milsa hugs Kira! Kira smiles and gives you a big SQUEEZE hug back!

Daelia grins broadly.

Kira tickles Darcy! Darcy giggles frivolously!

E'rik lets out a woosh of air and nods. "No major mishaps. A good sign."

J'rad congratulates Daelia, "Come outside with me. And bring Calith"

Kezar smiles, "Congrats Daelia!" But why is it he looks about ready to cry?

Rai grins. "Is anyone else here reminded of Evrith?"

Milsa nods as she grins happily. "Fine bunch."

Evan sighs, and, bowing to Torieth and Milsa, heads back out.

J'rad walks off the sands.

Lor sends the last of the Impressed Weyrlings with J'rad.

Kira chuckles at Rai, remembering the last hatching.

Daelia hugs Calith again and leads him off the sands.

Milsa nods to Rai, grinning even brighter.

Kezar leans against Maigrey.

Lor bows to Torienth.

Lor says, "Candidates, please come with me."

Maigrey holds Kezar, hugging him. "Next time.. maybe next time."

Jemman smiles a little at Daelia, offering congratulations, then slumps a bit and nods to Lor.

Sylke goes to hug her fellow cands.

Evan follows Lor

Kezar mutters…"I have /never/ been sad…it's such an ..alien feeling…"

Lor strides off the sands.

Evan walks off the sands.

Atella walks off the sands.

Maigrey looks at Kezar, smiling softly, "It's alright Kezar..it's okay to feel what you're feeling.. I think we all feel it."

Sylke walks off the sands.

Jemman walks off the sands.

Maigrey keeps the tears hidden… So her lifemate hasn't been born yet.. Next time maybe?

Maigrey strolls off the sands.

E'rik whispers to his mate.

Kezar walks off the sands.

Daelia gives Kezar a quick hug and kiss before she leads Calith off the sands. "It's alright, Kez."

Milsa nods as she brush her eyes with a hand.

Nuff waves mournfully at Torienth and bounds off in search of Cookies_that_never_Reject_her.

Nuff skips off the sands.

Daelia walks off the sands.

E'rik smiles up at Torienth before he turns to leave. "Thank you Torienth… this clutch will do wonders for Ista."

Milsa smiles softly at Torienth.

E'rik strides off the sands.

Calith shuffles awkwardly off the sands.

Torienth whuffles Milsa before nuding her toward the exit.

Milsa walks off the sands.

Rai grins at Torienth. "Lovely children!"

Rai walks off the sands.

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