Weyrling Schedule

Long Schedule

Month 0 – Bonding, Butchering & Basic Care

  • RL Dates: sep 22-28

Welcome to weyrlinghood, congratulations, this is your first step into becoming a rider!

Now that you're off the sands, there's a couple of things that you will need to know in order to survive your first couple of weeks. In this period, you will be expected to be with your dragon whenever they are asleep, which is going to be quite a bit. And whenever they're awake, expect them to be incredibly hungry! So, you will be taught how to cut up the meat, how much to feed your lifemate, and how to oil them and look for rough spots.

Month 1 – Exercise, First Aid & Dragon Anatomy

  • RL Dates: Sep 29 - Oct 5

It's no mystery but dragons are incredibly clumsy creatures when they're first born. They'll be knocking into things, destroying things, and they're far from the graceful creatures that they'll eventually grow into be. So this week you'll be expected to learn how to take care of yourselves and your lifemates. You'll learn how to provide basic first aid to yourselves and you'll also be taught the basic anatomy of dragons. This week you'll also be expected to start your training regimen that you'll be going through for the rest of weyrlinghood. The first thing you'll be doing every morning is going through a exercises that consists of running through the bowl while your dragons stretch their wings and go through their own training.

Month 2 – Wing Lessons, Etiquette & Self-Defense

  • RL Dates: Oct 6 - 12

Get ready to fill your empty heads, for this month they'll be so packed with information that you'll forget what it was like to have spare space. This week you'll learn what each wing does and what is expected of being a wingrider. You'll also learn how to present yourself when you're in a different area, you'll be expected to learn how to dance, how to compose yourself, and how to settle disputes between holders and weyrs. You'll also start to learn how to defend yourselves. You'll be practicing hand-to-hand combat at first, and then you'll move onto staffs, and finally you'll work with a practice blade later on in the month.

Month 3 – Unmounted Ground Drills & Straps

  • RL Dates: Oct 13 - 19

We'll be practicing running drills on the ground and acting much like a real wing does. You'll be taught the various formations and how each formation contributes in a different way and how they were used in the past. You'll also be making your dragon straps, get used to working with leather, for you'll be making multiple straps throughout weyrlinghood as your dragon continues to outgrow your straps. They won't be anything fancy at first, but will need to be fully functional.

Month 4 - Mounted Ground Drills & Ground Hunting

  • RL Dates: Oct 20 - 26

This month you'll actually be on top of your dragons, we'll be doing mounted drills this week. And instead of just using dragons, the riders will have more interaction with their dragons and act like a real wing does except on the ground. Also, now the dragons will be able to fill their stomachs on their own, but don't expect them to make a lot of catches, for dragons are still fairly clumsy on the ground and they'll need to pounce and be extra-sneaky in order to seize their meal.

Month 5 - Gliding & Full Hunting

  • RL Dates: Oct 27 - Nov 2

Your dragons are finally taking to the air! This is the first step into becoming real riders, and while it's not exactly flying, they'll be off the ground. They can now also hunt entirely for themselves. No more cutting up meat to supplement their diet. They'll be gliding for short periods of time at first, not more than a couple of feet off of the ground and it's more of an exaggerated jump than actual flight.

Month 6 - Unmounted Flight

  • RL Dates: Nov 3 - 9

Finally, your dragons will really fly today! They'll take a round over the bowl for the first couple of attempts that won't last for long. As the month wears on, they'll be flying for much longer and higher over the bowl. Your dragons will also be practicing flying in formation with other dragons in order to build up their wing muscles.

Month 7-8 - Mounted Flight

  • RL Dates: Nov 10 - 23

You'll be flying with your dragons for the first time! Get ready to strap yourselves in, because you're in for a bumpy ride! We'll be flying to Monaco bay hold where we'll go out on a picnic before we fly back. Later in the month we'll be practicing flying in formations and practicing flying over the different currents that the ocean offers.

Month 9 - Firestone & Flamethrowers

  • RL Dates: Nov 24 - 30

FIRE! *ahem* Try not to burn down the weyr for today you're dragons will be breathing fire…and smelling like acid. You'll be practicing safe techniques for flaming, as well as how to use a flamethrower. All weyrlings (except goldriders) will be expected to learn both firebreathing and flamethrowers.

Month 10 - Wing Drills

  • RL Dates: Dec 1 - 7

We'll be practicing as a real wing today, and now that you can flame, we'll even have a fake threadfall that you can test your skills against. Do you have what it takes to match riders of days of old? Want to know what it felt like to be back in threadfall? Well, now you'll get your chance!

Month 11 - Mating Flights & Weyrs

  • RL Dates: Dec 8 - 14

It's that dreaded lesson everyone loves to hate. Where do baby dragons come from? What happens when a green goes up? All these questions and more will be answered, so long as you don't mind blushes that go around! You'll finally be getting your weyrs as well, and you'll be allowed to have sex after this day.

Month 12 - Between

  • RL Dates: Dec 15 - 21

Black, blacker, blackest And all of pern is your oyster! What's as cold as between? The mountains of High Reaches Weyr! And you'll be able to go there if you want. Want to go see Ista's black beaches? Blink and you're there!

Month 13 - Elevator and Weyrling Wing Duties

  • RL Dates: Dec 22 - 28

Today you'll be flying people up and down about the weyr. Someone wants to go to a ledge? Why they'll flag down the local weyrling to give them a ride up. Someone want their stuff delivered? Weyrling postal delivery at your service! Expect to have to do random duties that anyone wants you to do.

Month 14-15 - Wing Shadowing and Duties

  • RL Dates: Dec 29 - Jan 11

You'll be following after real wings for this month, you'll be switching between the various wings and shadowing a rider and following them as they go along their various duties. This is a good time to ask any questions that you haven't been able to ask yet as you work with riders and their dragons to figure out your place in the weyr.

Month 16-ish - Exams and Graduation

  • RL Dates: Jan 12 - 18

This is what you've been waiting all of weyrlinghood…so long as you pass the test to make sure you've actually filled those thick heads of yours. And if you have? Congratulations, you're now full riders and all of Pern shall fear you!

Medium Schedule

Week 1 – Bonding, Butchering & Basic Care

  • RL Dates: Aug 3-9

Welcome to weyrlinghood, congratulations, this is your first step into becoming a rider!

Now that you're off the sands, there's a couple of things that you will need to know in order to survive your first couple of weeks. In this period, you will be expected to be with your dragon whenever they are asleep, which is going to be quite a bit. And whenever they're awake, expect them to be incredibly hungry! So, you will be taught how to cut up the meat, how much to feed your lifemate, and how to oil them and look for rough spots.

It's no mystery but dragons are incredibly clumsy creatures when they're first born. They'll be knocking into things, destroying things, and they're far from the graceful creatures that they'll eventually grow into be. So this week you'll be expected to learn how to take care of yourselves and your lifemates. You'll learn how to provide basic first aid to yourselves and you'll also be taught the basic anatomy of dragons. This week you'll also be expected to start your training regimen that you'll be going through for the rest of weyrlinghood. The first thing you'll be doing every morning is going through a exercises that consists of running through the bowl while your dragons stretch their wings and go through their own training.

Week 2 – Wing Lessons, Etiquette & Self-Defense

  • RL Dates: Aug 10-16

Get ready to fill your empty heads, for this month they'll be so packed with information that you'll forget what it was like to have spare space. This week you'll learn what each wing does and what is expected of being a wingrider. You'll also learn how to present yourself when you're in a different area, you'll be expected to learn how to dance, how to compose yourself, and how to settle disputes between holders and weyrs. You'll also start to learn how to defend yourselves. You'll be practicing hand-to-hand combat at first, and then you'll move onto staffs, and finally you'll work with a practice blade later on in the month.

Week 3 – Unmounted Ground Drills & Straps

  • RL Dates: Aug 17-23

We'll be practicing running drills on the ground and acting much like a real wing does. You'll be taught the various formations and how each formation contributes in a different way and how they were used in the past. You'll also be making your dragon straps, get used to working with leather, for you'll be making multiple straps throughout weyrlinghood as your dragon continues to outgrow your straps. They won't be anything fancy at first, but will need to be fully functional.

Week 4 - Mounted Ground Drills, Gliding, and Hunting

  • RL Dates: Aug 24-30

This month you'll actually be on top of your dragons, we'll be doing mounted drills this week. And instead of just using dragons, the riders will have more interaction with their dragons and act like a real wing does except on the ground. Also, now the dragons will be able to fill their stomachs on their own, but don't expect them to make a lot of catches, for dragons are still fairly clumsy on the ground and they'll need to pounce and be extra-sneaky in order to seize their meal.

Your dragons are finally taking to the air! This is the first step into becoming real riders, and while it's not exactly flying, they'll be off the ground. They can now also hunt entirely for themselves. No more cutting up meat to supplement their diet. They'll be gliding for short periods of time at first, not more than a couple of feet off of the ground and it's more of an exaggerated jump than actual flight.

Week 5 - Unmounted Flight

  • RL Dates: Aug 31-Sep 6

Finally, your dragons will really fly today! They'll take a round over the bowl for the first couple of attempts that won't last for long. As the month wears on, they'll be flying for much longer and higher over the bowl. Your dragons will also be practicing flying in formation with other dragons in order to build up their wing muscles.

Week 6 - Mounted Flight, Firestone, and Flamethrowers

  • RL Dates: Sep 7-13

You'll be flying with your dragons for the first time! Get ready to strap yourselves in, because you're in for a bumpy ride! We'll be flying to Monaco bay hold where we'll go out on a picnic before we fly back. Later in the month we'll be practicing flying in formations and practicing flying over the different currents that the ocean offers.

FIRE! *ahem* Try not to burn down the weyr for today you're dragons will be breathing fire…and smelling like acid. You'll be practicing safe techniques for flaming, as well as how to use a flamethrower. All weyrlings (except goldriders) will be expected to learn both firebreathing and flamethrowers.

Week 7 - Wing Drills

  • RL Dates: Sep 14-20

We'll be practicing as a real wing today, and now that you can flame, we'll even have a fake threadfall that you can test your skills against. Do you have what it takes to match riders of days of old? Want to know what it felt like to be back in threadfall? Well, now you'll get your chance!

Week 8 - Mating Flights & Weyrs

  • RL Dates: Sep 21-27

It's that dreaded lesson everyone loves to hate. Where do baby dragons come from? What happens when a green goes up? All these questions and more will be answered, so long as you don't mind blushes that go around! You'll finally be getting your weyrs as well, and you'll be allowed to have sex after this day.

Week 9 - Between

  • RL Dates: Sep 28-Oct 4

Black, blacker, blackest And all of pern is your oyster! What's as cold as between? The mountains of High Reaches Weyr! And you'll be able to go there if you want. Want to go see Ista's black beaches? Blink and you're there!

Today you'll be flying people up and down about the weyr. Someone wants to go to a ledge? Why they'll flag down the local weyrling to give them a ride up. Someone want their stuff delivered? Weyrling postal delivery at your service! Expect to have to do random duties that anyone wants you to do.

Week 10 - Wing Shadowing, Exams, and Graduation

  • RL Dates: Oct 5-11

You'll be following after real wings for this month, you'll be switching between the various wings and shadowing a rider and following them as they go along their various duties. This is a good time to ask any questions that you haven't been able to ask yet as you work with riders and their dragons to figure out your place in the weyr.

This is what you've been waiting all of weyrlinghood…so long as you pass the test to make sure you've actually filled those thick heads of yours. And if you have? Congratulations, you're now full riders and all of Pern shall fear you!

Short Schedule

Week 1 – Rider Basics!

  • RL Dates: Sep 22 - 28

Welcome to weyrlinghood, congratulations, this is your first step into becoming a rider!

Now that you're off the sands, there's a couple of things that you will need to know in order to survive your first couple of weeks. In this period, you will be expected to be with your dragon whenever they are asleep, which is going to be quite a bit. And whenever they're awake, expect them to be incredibly hungry! So, you will be taught how to cut up the meat, how much to feed your lifemate, and how to oil them and look for rough spots.

It's no mystery but dragons are incredibly clumsy creatures when they're first born. They'll be knocking into things, destroying things, and they're far from the graceful creatures that they'll eventually grow into be. So this week you'll be expected to learn how to take care of yourselves and your lifemates. You'll learn how to provide basic first aid to yourselves and you'll also be taught the basic anatomy of dragons. This week you'll also be expected to start your training regimen that you'll be going through for the rest of weyrlinghood. The first thing you'll be doing every morning is going through a exercises that consists of running through the bowl while your dragons stretch their wings and go through their own training.

Get ready to fill your empty heads, for this month they'll be so packed with information that you'll forget what it was like to have spare space. This week you'll learn what each wing does and what is expected of being a wingrider. You'll also learn how to present yourself when you're in a different area, you'll be expected to learn how to dance, how to compose yourself, and how to settle disputes between holders and weyrs. You'll also start to learn how to defend yourselves. You'll be practicing hand-to-hand combat at first, and then you'll move onto staffs, and finally you'll work with a practice blade later on in the month.

Week 2 – Ground Drills & Straps

  • RL Dates: Sep 29 - Oct 5

We'll be practicing running drills on the ground and acting much like a real wing does. You'll be taught the various formations and how each formation contributes in a different way and how they were used in the past. You'll also be making your dragon straps, get used to working with leather, for you'll be making multiple straps throughout weyrlinghood as your dragon continues to outgrow your straps. They won't be anything fancy at first, but will need to be fully functional.

Week 3 - Gliding, and Hunting

  • RL Dates: Oct 6 - 12

This month you'll actually be on top of your dragons, we'll be doing mounted drills this week. And instead of just using dragons, the riders will have more interaction with their dragons and act like a real wing does except on the ground. Also, now the dragons will be able to fill their stomachs on their own, but don't expect them to make a lot of catches, for dragons are still fairly clumsy on the ground and they'll need to pounce and be extra-sneaky in order to seize their meal.

Your dragons are finally taking to the air! This is the first step into becoming real riders, and while it's not exactly flying, they'll be off the ground. They can now also hunt entirely for themselves. No more cutting up meat to supplement their diet. They'll be gliding for short periods of time at first, not more than a couple of feet off of the ground and it's more of an exaggerated jump than actual flight.

Finally, your dragons will really fly today! They'll take a round over the bowl for the first couple of attempts that won't last for long. As the month wears on, they'll be flying for much longer and higher over the bowl. Your dragons will also be practicing flying in formation with other dragons in order to build up their wing muscles.

Week 4 - Mounted Flight, Firestone, and Flamethrowers

  • RL Dates: Oct 13 - 19

You'll be flying with your dragons for the first time! Get ready to strap yourselves in, because you're in for a bumpy ride! We'll be flying to Monaco bay hold where we'll go out on a picnic before we fly back. Later in the month we'll be practicing flying in formations and practicing flying over the different currents that the ocean offers.

FIRE! *ahem* Try not to burn down the weyr for today you're dragons will be breathing fire…and smelling like acid. You'll be practicing safe techniques for flaming, as well as how to use a flamethrower. All weyrlings (except goldriders) will be expected to learn both firebreathing and flamethrowers.

We'll be practicing as a real wing today, and now that you can flame, we'll even have a fake threadfall that you can test your skills against. Do you have what it takes to match riders of days of old? Want to know what it felt like to be back in threadfall? Well, now you'll get your chance!

Week 5 - Between, Mating Flights & Weyrs

  • RL Dates: Oct 20 - 26

It's that dreaded lesson everyone loves to hate. Where do baby dragons come from? What happens when a green goes up? All these questions and more will be answered, so long as you don't mind blushes that go around! You'll finally be getting your weyrs as well, and you'll be allowed to have sex after this day.

Black, blacker, blackest And all of pern is your oyster! What's as cold as between? The mountains of High Reaches Weyr! And you'll be able to go there if you want. Want to go see Ista's black beaches? Blink and you're there!

Today you'll be flying people up and down about the weyr. Someone wants to go to a ledge? Why they'll flag down the local weyrling to give them a ride up. Someone want their stuff delivered? Weyrling postal delivery at your service! Expect to have to do random duties that anyone wants you to do.

Week 6 - Wing Shadowing, Exams, and Graduation

  • RL Dates: Oct 27 - Nov 2

You'll be following after real wings for this month, you'll be switching between the various wings and shadowing a rider and following them as they go along their various duties. This is a good time to ask any questions that you haven't been able to ask yet as you work with riders and their dragons to figure out your place in the weyr.

This is what you've been waiting all of weyrlinghood…so long as you pass the test to make sure you've actually filled those thick heads of yours. And if you have? Congratulations, you're now full riders and all of Pern shall fear you!

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