To Catch A Daywher [Daywher Candidate Game!]

Like much of the new Weyr, this is a building built in the Weyr Yard. It is a moderately sized building capable of housing up to 48 candidates of each gender at one time. Dragon candidates, Day wher candidates, and even Watch-wher candidates all are housed in this building.
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Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:43 am

Many of the current candidates in the Daywher barracks had been waiting quite a while, waiting for the next clutch. Finally, Dolcekil had Run, and she was clearly growing very egg heavy this time, waddling around quite comically when people caught glimpses of the singular Rose of the Atrician pack. Aeron decided now was the perfect time to introduce more interaction with the daywhers. Some candidates still needed to get used to the daywhers, while some others needed to be seen as a potential pack member at least, and the best way to do that was with interactions. The rest didn’t necessarily need it, but more interactions with members of the pack never hurt.

“Today, we’re going to play a game. I think everyone deserves a break from usual lessons, and you all could use more daywher interaction. So, we have two guest daywhers with us today!” He gestured to the two daywhers who were standing near his own gray. “Liberon won’t be playing though, the lazy beast,” he grinned at his gray, who huffed but didn’t deny it either.

“These two daywhers are going to run, and they are going to hide somewhere around the Candidacy Complex. When you find them, you need to tag them, and be quick about it, these two like to play and won’t sit around for long once they’ve been found,” the candidatemaster said with a smile and a nod.

“So, rules are simple, have fun, play fair, and don’t hurt each other or the daywhers intentionally. This is just a game, so enjoy yourselves, the daywhers certainly will.” Admittedly, this might have also been an attempt to lighten the mood among some of the more serious candidates.

“Ready? Set…” the two guest daywhers tensed, clearly excited to bolt off for some fun. “Hide!” And they ran. Aeron chuckled, then nodded toward the candidates.

“Go and find them!”

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Brokki didn't know what Ziaviki had volunteered them for until it was too late. She was standing on the side lines, staring at Aeron and the candidates. She knew now, but she was less enthused than the blood was. He loved to play and well, this was the perfect thing for him. His multiple colored red hide seemed to squirm beneath him as he waited beside the grey. I don't know why you must make me stand here while you have fun. One day they will be apart of our pack. You need to learn about them as well. What better way than some fun! Brokki sighed as she listened to Aeron.

He seemed to be just as excited at the blood that waited for the word to go and hide. She couldn't help but smile still. Laying beside her was Vera, the green basilisk didn't seem to want to stay in the cabin today. Brokki didn't blame her, it was nice out after all. She had lost track of what the other handler was saying until her blood took off to run and hide. She chuckled and sat down in the floor as she started to stroke the basilisks back. "He sure is strange isn't he." Her comment was made to the basilisk as she watched candidates start to chase after the two daywhers.
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Oh it was bright out, and she loved it. Aeron had called all of the candidates together and she eagerly waited to see why. She knew that Rose Dolcekil was egg heavy, that much was easily seen as she moved around the daywher cabins. But right now, she was curious as to why they weren't having a lesson, unless this was one? Ruberia was perched on her shoulder as she listened to Aeron talk then. So, this was an interaction activity. She liked the sounds of it. A hide and seek tag game. It sounded as fun as it hopefully was going to look. But then, it was time to go and catch a daywher. The blood looked like he would be fun to tag, but she wanted to go for the other one first. So, she went in the direction that they did, to try and find them.

Ruberia had gone between, more than likely to go back to their barracks. She wasn't going to use the flitt to cheat this anyways. It wouldn't be as much fun that way. So here she was now, hunting down a daywher.
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The lessons had been one of the things that Nixal had been enjoying the most since coming to Atricis, something that surprised even her. Normally, academia wasn't necessarily one of her favorite things to do, but the fact that the lessons were so often pretty hands on helped her focus in them. When she arrived to the designated meeting area, she assumed they were in for another lesson. That fact seemed strengthened to her by the presence of the two extra Daywhers beyond Aeron's own gray.

It didn't take long for it to become apparent that this was less a learning session, and more a play day. The grin that spread across Nixal's face was genuine as she eyed each wher thoughtfully. Should she try for the Blood first? Or the other one? She might have tried for the gray, just because gray was less flashy, less visible, but he was obviously not participating. She had to wonder then if she Impressed at the coming Hatching...Would she get a playful wher? Or a more serious one? She honestly couldn't say one way or another which she would prefer, but...

Her trail of thought was interrupted as the volunteer Whers took off. With a light laugh, she waited for several moments, and then set off with the rest in the direction the Blood went.
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“These two daywhers are going to run, and they are going to hide somewhere around the Candidacy Complex. When you find them, you need to tag them, and be quick about it, these two like to play and won’t sit around for long once they’ve been found,”

Normally, Cal loved doing the lessons and he didn't even mind the chores that were given to candidates. Was it a bit difficult for him to keep pretending like he could see just fine...yes, but it was worth it. If he was worthy enough to bond to a daywher, then...well, at least he'd be a part of something useful...even when he did finally lose all of his sight. That's really all he needed in life...to feel useful.

Today, however, he could only look at the direction of the candidatemaster with a deadpan look as he explained they would be having fun today instead of doing an actual lesson. Oh, if only any of the others could share with him the irony of asking an almost blind person to play hide and a seek. Cal would have laughed if it wasn't so horrible. Great...Daiga, I'm going to need your help more than ever...just stay beside me, alright. He spoke mentally to his gold who was curled up at his feet.

The two daywhers began to run off and Cal turned towards the blood that was running. Red was a much brighter and easier color for him to spot. He just hoped that no one could call him out for cheating since Daiga was right there with him.
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He stood with a group of others, Zipper was tucked up under his hair at the base of his neck. Toross waited to see what the lesson for today would be. He was eager for the hatching that would come. Would he bond this time? Of course he would. Maybe? He hoped so!

The lesson today was...play? That seemed unusual. But who was he to dispute the idea. Hide and seek with daywhers! What a wondrous idea that was. "A grand and delightful time this will be!" He declared with open arms and a ready smile. "Bring on the fun!" It did not matter what kinds of looks he was given, they did not diminish his happiness on this occasion.

When the time came and the daywhers took off to hide, he immediately turned and ran right into a fellow. He'd known the person was there earlier. Why now did he seem to forget that people could not be run through like fog? He seemed to constantly be doing that.

"Ooomph" He voiced as his butt hit the ground on the startled rebound and Zipper, squeaked in displeasure, used to the jarring but still not liking it. "Sorry about that." He proclaimed to his fellow as he stood. He held his hand out to apologize and then suggested. "Perhaps we could team up? Though if you want to keep your distance from me, that's understandable." Why did he keep running into people? He really had to work on that.

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This wasn't a lesson, far as Sal knew it to be, this was a break from the usual and was made to be fun. And it should have been fun, but instead for the man it was more difficult than not. He was trying so hard not to listen to the two daywhers that were being chased by the other candidates, but sometimes their voices came unbidden, and these two weren't exactly quiet - nor could they have known that they had someone listening to them either, even if unintentionally.

While he ran, one of them was being rather loud, and while he was attempting to block them out, knowing it would be considered unfair to use the ability to gain a foot up, it wasn't as though he could completely control it either. What was he supposed to do, stop and tell Aeron about it? In the back of his mind he could hear someone - his grandfather's voice strangely enough - say Yes but he kept going and tried to brush that voice off while the others (the daywhers in the playtime weren't the only ones speaking after all) were pinging through his skull.

Stopping when he spotted Toross and Calivander, he stopped long enough to see if they needed a hand up, suddenly glad that he could hear the daywhers running around. "Hey, if you two want to follow me, I know where they're going. It won't be difficult for us to catch up." No one knew that he could hear them, naturally, so they might not believe him, but... fuck, he supposed it was time to finally let the cat out of the bag...
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"Ooomph. Sorry about that."

Daiga had been trying to catch sight of where the daywhers were running to so she would be able to give Calivander a better idea of where he should go. However, thanks to that neither she or he noticed the other daywher candidate that very abruptly ran into him. He managed to somehow stay on his feet, though the other man when down to the ground. "You alright?" Cal asked with concern as he turned and offered a hand out to the man that had ran into him so he could help him up.

"Perhaps we could team up? Though if you want to keep your distance from me, that's understandable."

"Oh...no no no...Not at all. I would be more than happy to team up with you. I don't think we've been formally introduced though. My name is Calivander and this lovely girl attached to my hip is Daiga." He said as he held a hand out to the other man. He certainly wasn't one to judge if he was a bit on the clumsy side...he was a bit on the blind side...so didn't really matter to him.

"Hey, if you two want to follow me, I know where they're going. It won't be difficult for us to catch up."

Calivander's line of sight moved to where he'd heard the voice coming from to see a slightly distinct blob of a person compared to who was directly in front of him. "You know where they are going?" He asked curiously. Cal would have been happy to see one of their hide colors...let alone actually know know where they were going. "Well then, by all means, lead the way if you'd like. Not sure how you know where they're going...but I'm not going to look a gift runner in the mouth either."
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Caerus smiled wryly as the daywhers began leaving. Maybe this was a game, but tracking was at least a useful skill - and one that worked differently during the day than at night. Not that any of the candidates would learn anything from this little game. He noted the young man with vision problems had a lizard helping him get around; Caerus assumed that was a constant thing, and frankly, even if it wasn't he couldn't say he cared enough to worry about cheating.

Cheating was a strange concept anyway. In games meant to develop real world skills, it made no sense to care about HOW people achieved things. Unconventional methods were good, not bad.

And if the point was to interact with the day whers, to become more a part of the pack. . .

Caerus did want to be part of the pack. He missed the sense of connection to something bigger that he'd had as a wherhandler; almost as much as he - still - missed Caerusk himself.

He noted the initial directions the two day whers took. Several seemed to be heading after the blood, so Caerus followed the other. That dark haired young woman -Nasassa, he thought? - was heading in the same direction, and seemed excited. Maybe he could borrow her enthusiasm a bit.
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Daywher Candidoot Toross
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He hated hurting people, especially when his clumsiness was the blame. That he was the only one to have landed on his butt was a relief. Bruised or not, he smiled up at the other man as the words that everyone seemed to ask him came out of the man's mouth.

"You alright?"

Taking the hand he was grateful for the assistance onto his feet again. Pumping it amiably with thanks he said, "Quite alright, thank you." How would the man react to his invitation to team up? He would not blame the man if he wanted to keep away from the 'klutz'. To his surprise the response was favorable.

"Oh...no no no...Not at all. I would be more than happy to team up with you. I don't think we've been formally introduced though. My name is Calivander and this lovely girl attached to my hip is Daiga."

"Well met Calivander and you too Daiga. This is Zipper." He pointed to the brown lump [gemlizard] peeking out from his shoulder, having retaken his place now that the world was not falling around him. He took the man's hand again and pumped it enthusiastically. A new friend!

"Hey, if you two want to follow me, I know where they're going. It won't be difficult for us to catch up." [Alasander]

Oh! Another new friend! "Sure!"

"Well then, by all means, lead the way if you'd like. Not sure how you know where they're going...but I'm not going to look a gift runner in the mouth either." [Calivander]

In a joke as he headed out with the two men, he chuckled out, "Maybe he's a daywher in disguise."

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It seemed that many of the candidates wanted to go after the blood, so he was going to make it a sport for sure. The speckled blood found himself a nice little hiding spot behind one of the buildings. He wasn't going to make it difficult at first, but he also wasn't going to make it overly easy either. Instead, he was just going to wait and see what he was working with. The game was just that, a game, and he was going to make a great sport out of it.

The playful blood settled into his spot then. Ha! None shall find me here! She heard the blood and she shook her head as she sat on the ground, just gently stroking the basilisk that was beside her.
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She noticed that not many went after the other daywher, so she was happy to not be apart of the huge crowd. They all needed the love didn't they? She looked at someone else as they started to follow her. She didn't remember his name all to well, but she smiled at him anyways. "This is going to be fun don't you think?" She looked from Caerus back to the direction that the daywhers had gone. She was new to the tracking thing, so this was going to be a bit difficult for her.

But that was what made it more fun for her really. "So, where do you think he went?" She looked back to Caerus. She figured that perhaps they could just make this a team effort sort of thing. That wasn't forbidden in the rules, and if they were to bond as a pack, bonding while working together was going to be a great way to start, right?
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