Ranks in New Atricis Weyr

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Ranks in New Atricis Weyr

At any Weyr there are a number of ranking positions that are held by various individuals. At New Atricis Weyr, however, there are many, thanks to the presence of so many different Dragonkin and needs that are filled within the Weyr by various groups and people. Many ranks also have requirements for gaining them due to their importance, and the amount of responsibility for some of them. Below is a full guide on every rank within the Weyr.
Gaining IC Ranks (OOC Side)
  • Overall activity is a requirement, especially activity with the character in question that wants to gain rank.
  • Unless permission is given by staff, new characters can’t gain certain very high ranks shortly after character creation.
  • There are ways to make it known to staff that your character is interested in rank. First thing to do is signup your character on this sheet so we know which characters are interested and will accept ranking positions. From there, if there are “open” positions, you can ask about them in the Ask The Staff forum. After that, if desired, it can also be RPed out with the pertinent character(s) IC.
Ranks In-Character
This section mostly outlines the requirements for characters to gain ranks. This is, for now, only talking about Dragonkin related ranks due to the militaristic nature of Dragonkin centered groups. Other ranking type positions in and out of the Weyr are gained much differently, and if there are any questions, feel free to ask the staff or take a look through info pages.

Some General Notes
  • Only characters 18+ turns can try for any ranking position above the basic Wingrider/Guardhandler/etc. Position.
  • To explain doing away with experience requirements, Weyrlings/Wherlings/etc. of Leadership potential
    (Bronzes/Browns/etc.) are now mentored by older Riders/Handlers/etc. throughout their training, riders who have held leadership positions are especially called to mentor. Mentors can be temporary NPCs and PCs as well, opening up thread potentials as well.
  • Ranking positions not filled by a PC character are filled by a temporary NPC, because it is unreasonable/impossible for a Wing or Guard team to function without leadership positions filled by someone.
  • Grounded Riders/Handlers/etc. generally can’t try for leadership positions, but may be able to apply for Assistant Candidatemaster or Weyrling/Wherlingmaster positions.
  • Riders/handlers with disabilities that may interfere with their work (such as a fully or partially blinded dragonrider, or a wherhandler who cannot walk) have to prove their continued capabilities in their duties to be able to keep working, otherwise they become a Grounded Rider/Handler.
Dragonrider Ranks
Listed by highest ranking first
  • Weyrwoman
    • Goldrider with a clutch-able Queen
    • Though Mating Flights, usually the existing Weyrwoman will try to time her retirement so the best for the position will gain it.
    • This position is held by the rider of the Senior Queen. The Senior Queen is decided by Mating Flight due to the Mating and clutching centered territorial nature of Queens. In the absence of an established Senior, the next Queen that Rises first will be the new Senior, naming her rider the Weyrwoman. Weyrwomen, especially in Atricis Weyr, are the highest ranking rider, though the Weyrleader is considered to be her equal. Weyrwomen’s duties are focused around the Weyr itself, making sure the Weyr can run, that everything is accounted for, things are being run properly. The job of Weyrwoman is a busy job. She is the domestic head of the Weyr. She is expected to manage anything for the proper upkeep of a productive Weyr. The Weyrwoman is always Wingleader of the clutching dragon Wing, SunSpark. Though in some Weyrs a Weyrwoman is kept out of Threadfighting related decisions, Atrician Weyrwoman may and often do weigh in on decisions on Wingleadership as well. (Please note that Weyrwoman will likely be a position held by an Admin or sometimes even a Moderator at all times due to the sheer importance of this position for the Weyr and plots.)
  • Weyrleader
    • Any male large enough to Chase the Senior Queen
    • Though Mating Flights, the rider of the Male who last Caught the Senior Queen is named Weyrleader
    • While traditionally held by a Bronzerider or Brownrider, at Atricis at least the position is open to anyone with the needed Rider experience requirements who rides a male large enough and willing to Chase the Queen, with only few exceptions if an individual is proven to be a terrible leader. Weyrleaders in Atricis are in charge mostly of Threadfall and making sure the Wings are efficient. They may also aid the Weyrwoman in domestic and political duties, especially in cases where Northern Holders refuse to recognize the authority of the Weyrwoman. A Weyrleader is only in power as long as his dragon successfully Catches the Senior Queen. As soon as his dragon loses to another, the rider of the new winning dragon takes the place of Weyrleader. That makes this a more unstable position than Weyrwoman, which is probably why the Weyrwoman holds so much authority on her own, due to how hectic leadership would be if the Weyrleader was the most important authority regardless of the Weyrwoman. Since the move South and a loosening of traditions, the first Female Weyrleader has already been assumed and the practices of forbidding them has been cast out. Female Brownriders are accepted as Weyrleader, but it is still an uncommon occurrence. Ex-Weyrleaders will fall back into their previous positions typically, but their time as Weyrleader will reflect on when/if they are considered for promotions, so it is not uncommon for an ex-Weyrleader to receive Wing promotions when the positions are available.
  • Jr. Weyrwoman
    • Usually the most experienced Queenrider or Jr. Queenrider
    • Handpicked by the Weyrwoman, usually based on experience and how much the Weyrwoman trusts this individual
    • Traditionally held by a Gold Queenrider, This is the rider and dragon pair that acts as a Weyrwoman’s second. She is usually her most trusted and capable Queenrider or Jr. Queenrider. This rank is not chosen through Mating Flights, but rather, is chosen by the Weyrwoman herself. Sometimes a Zultanite Jr. Queenrider can be chosen for this position, but most often a Gold Queenrider will hold this position due to the need for a Gold’s authority, since this position also holds Wingsecond in the Sunspark Wing. Jr. Weyrwoman is considered equal to the Weyrsecond, but normally the Jr. Weyrwoman works directly with the Weyrwoman more than the Weyrsecond.
  • Weyrsecond
    • Usually one of the most experienced and trusted by the Weyrleader, must be able to hold a Wingleader or Wingsecond position
    • Handpicked by the Weyrleader, usually based on experience and how much the Weyrleader trusts this individual
    • This rank is the counterpart to Jr. Weyrwoman. While some Weyrs may have this rank chosen through Mating Flights of the Jr. Weyrwoman, Atricis doesn’t. This rank is chosen by the Weyrleader of the Weyr. They are the most trusted rider of the Weyrleader, and usually is a very capable rider. Riders may be appointed this position if they prove themselves worthy to the Weyrleader. However, Weyrsecond is almost always the Wingleader of another Wing, rather than the Wingsecond of StarStorm. Traditionally held by Bronzeriders and Brownriders, it isn’t a stretch for Garnetriders or Zultaniteriders to be chosen as well; and even the odd Pewterrider or other color rider may be able to prove themselves for the position. Higher colors are more common though due to the need for their authority.
  • Queenrider
    • Goldrider
    • N/A
    • Any woman who rides a fully mature Gold dragon in a Weyr that is not the Weyrwoman or Jr. Weyrwoman. The term Queenrider is a formality, however, they do aid in the Weyrwoman’s work as seen fit, and will also learn under the Weyrwoman and Jr. Weyrwoman during their time as a Weyrling and as a Queenrider.
  • Jr. Queenrider
    • Rider of a clutching dragon (non-Gold)
    • N/A
    • Once used as a formal title for an ungraduated Queenrider still in Weyrlinghood, Jr. Queenrider refers more often to riders of non-Gold clutching dragons such as Clutching Zultanites. Jr. Queenriders will aid the Weyrwoman, often with archiving or whatever else the Weyrwoman sees fit, and will also learn under the Weyrwoman and Jr. Weyrwoman during their time as a Weyrling
  • Wingleader
    • Bronzes, Browns, Garnets, Zultanites most likely. Any dragon with Hidden Potential may be able, sans Opals/Pyrites.
    • Picked by the current Weyrleadership
    • Generally an older, very experienced rider, Wingleaders are the riders that lead the individual Threadfighting Wings. It is their job to lead that Wing into Thread as well as hold Wing practices. They give commands to the rest of the Wing, meaning that this rank has a large amount of responsibility. Because of the need for experienced riders who can handle the responsibility and work, riders under 28 turns are not often chosen, though individuals who have proven themselves can be selected regardless. The Wingleader also needs to be a skilled Threadfighter to reduce the chance of them being taken out of a Fall prematurely, which is why Leadership generally looks at riders with at least 4 turns of Threadfighting experience as a full fledged Dragonrider. Wingleader of a Wing is chosen by the Weyrleader and other Wingleaders, and sometimes the Weyrwoman may be included in the decision. Bronzeriders, Brownriders, Garnetriders, and Zultaniteriders are the most likely candidates for Wingleader. Other dragons with Hidden Potential ability may prove themselves capable of Wingleading, with exception of Opals/Pyrites who are just too small and low ranked.
  • Wingsecond
    • Bronzes, Browns, Garnets, Zultanites most likely. Pewters and Blues uncommonly. Greens and Opal/Pyrites with Hidden Potential possible.
    • Picked by Wingleader of the Wing, sometimes picked by the current Weyrleadership
    • Wingseconds are the second in command in a Wing. They are there to aid their Wingleader in Thread in giving out commands and leading the Wing. In the event that a Wingleader may be temporarily grounded or away from Threadfall, a Wingsecond will temporarily take control of the Wing. Wingseconds are chosen by the Wingleader but sometimes the current Weyrleadership can decide to place a Wingsecond in a Wing for various reasons.
    • Note to players of Wingleaders, you may have your character select their own choice for their Wingsecond, as Wingsecond is generally chosen by the Wingleader. Otherwise, the staff will choose who will fill the position.
  • Wingthird
    • Any color possible (Opals/Pyrites require Hidden Potential)
    • Selected by both the Wingleader and Wingsecond of a Wing, sometimes picked by the current Weyrleadership
    • Wingthird is the third in command of a Wing. In Atricis they aid both the Wingleader and Wingsecond, and are there to act dominantly as a Wingsecond's aid, especially in the event that a Wingleader may be temporarily away from his duties. They are normally chosen by both the Wingleader and Wingsecond of a Wing.
    • Note to players of Wingleaders & Wingseconds, you may have your characters work together to select their own choice for their Wingthird, as Wingthird is generally chosen by the Wingleader and Wingsecond together. Otherwise, the staff will choose who will fill the position.
  • Weyrlingmaster
    • Any color
    • Selected by the current Leadership, especially the Weyrwoman
    • The Weyrlingmaster is the head dragonrider in charge of teaching the Weyrlings. The Weyrlingmaster can be any color of dragonrider, and is a rank chosen by the Leadership of the Weyr based on how well that dragonrider will do in instructing the future dragonriders of the Weyr. The Weyrlingmaster is in charge of training schedule of the Weyrlings, and above all, instructing the Weyrlings and making sure they are all learning what they need.n
  • Candidatemaster
    • Any color
    • Selected by the current Leadership, especially the Weyrwoman
    • As the name suggests, the Candidatemaster is the dragonrider in charge of the Dragon Candidates of the Weyr. They are the dragonrider in charge of instruction of Candidates, as well as dealing punishments and making sure that the Candidates complete their daily chores and follow the rules. Candidatemaster is chosen by the Leadership of the Weyr and any color of dragonrider can become Candidatemaster.
  • Assistant Weyrlingmaster
    • Any color
    • Selected by the Weyrlingmaster or Leadership
    • The Assistants of the Weyrlingmaster are as they sound, the Weyrlingmaster's Assistants. While they do not hold as much responsibility as the Weyrlingmaster, they do hold as much responsibility as the Weyrlingmaster gives, dominantly, instructing the Weyrlings as instructed by the Weyrlingmaster. Sometimes an Assistant Weyrlingmaster can be assigned to instruct a whole Weyrling class on their own, though under the watchful eye of the Weyrlingmaster, of course. Weyrlingmaster Assistants can also deal out punishments to the Weyrlings, especially if the Weyrlingmaster is unavailable. Overall they are secondary Weyrlingmasters to aid the primary Weyrlingmaster. Assistant Weyrlingmasters are usually chosen by the Weyrlingmaster, but can also be chosen by the Leadership of the Weyr.
  • Assistant Candidatemaster
    • Any color
    • Selected by the Weyrlingmaster or Leadership
    • Like the Assistants to the Weyrlingmaster, Candidatemaster Assistants assist the Candidatemaster. There can be any number of assistants, though usually only one to two are needed. They aid the Candidatemaster and take care of any lessons or punishments that the Candidatemaster cannot take care of himself. Assistant Candidatemasters are usually chosen by the Candidatemaster, but can also be chosen by the Leadership of the Weyr.
  • Wingrider
    • Any color
    • Graduating Weyrlinghood, flame capable dragon, Rider 16+ turns of age
    • The basic rank of Dragonriders, most dragonriders hold this rank. Wingriders are what make up the "body" of a Fighting Wing. They are the soldiers of the Weyr, the Threadfighters.
  • Grounded Rider
    • Any Color
    • N/A
    • A non-position, these are riders that for whatever reason cannot currently fly Fall. Either they are too young (under 16 turns of age), or are not capable physically (dragon cannot fly well or long enough, rider is fully or partially blind, among other potential reasons). Some Grounded Riders (except underaged Riders) can volunteer to join the Ivory Feather Diplomacy Wing, naming them a Wingrider again.
  • Weyrling
    • Any Color
    • N/A
    • Weyrlings are the youngest and lowest ranking of Dragonriders. These are the newly Impressed of dragonriders, those who's dragons are still growing. All dragonriders start as Weyrlings, and go through formal Weyrling training that lasts for One Turn and Six Months before they are graduated and integrated into existing Wings. During Weyrlinghood, riders of Leadership potential dragons are mentored in Leadership so they can be ready for the possibility after graduation.
  • Dragon Candidate
    • N/A
    • Searched by a dragon into candidacy, can also petition to join candidacy
    • Dragon Candidates aren’t riders yet, but are rider hopefuls. They are either Searched out within or outside of the Weyr by dragons sensitive to those with the potential to Impress. They can also be individuals who petition to join candidacy, with it being quite common for weyrbred children to join candidacy. Candidates hold no rank above anyone else in the Weyr.

Wherhandler & Dayhandler Ranks
Listed by highest ranking first
  • Wher Matriarch/Patriarch
    • Veteran Wherhandler or Dayhandler, any color
    • Normally selected by the current Matriarch/Patriarch upon their retirement, often from the current Wherleader or Dayleader
    • his position is the highest wher position in the Weyr, and while the Weyrwoman and Weyrleaders are considered the absolute authority in the Weyr, for the sake of coexistence, the Wher Matriarch/Patriarch is the authority on all things related to wherhandlers and dayhandlers and reports in and discusses those things with the Weyrleaders often. This person's job is to keep up with what's going on, usually by frequent reports from the handler leaders and to maintain the upkeep needed for the wher side of things in the Weyr. The Wher Matriarch/Patriarch will also be the one to bring forth any major decisions to the Weyrleaders. Because all their time is expected to be dedicated to the well being of the wherhandlers and dayhandlers, the Matriarch/Patriarch doesn't belong to a Guard team. Wher Matriarchs/Patriarchs are always handpicked by the previous leader, with the current Matriarch/Patriarch usually having their intended replacement in either Wherleader of Dayleader positions and stated clearly on a document to keep any confusion at bay in case of a tragic event.
  • Wherleader
    • Any color Wherhandler
    • Selected by the Matriarch/Patriarch
    • With the Wher Matriatch/Patriarch being compared to the position of Weyrwoman, this position can be compared to that of Weyrleader specifically for the Wher and Wher Guard Teams. As suggested by the rank names, this Leader takes care of all things watch-wher. They are like the military authority almost, they work more directly with the other handlers and the law enforcement side of things than the Wher Matriarch/Patriarch tends to. However, they do regularly report in to the Matriarch/Patriarch and include the Dayleader as well in any very major decision. Equal in rank to the Dayleader. Also not part of a patrol team and instead works and patrols independently alongside their chosen Whersecond.
  • Dayleader
    • Any color Dayhandler
    • Selected by the Matriarch/Patriarch from the Alphas after Dominance Season
    • This is the Dayhandler equivalent to the Wherleader position, and works alongside the Wherleader. this position can be compared to that of Weyrleader specifically for the Daywher and Daywher Guard Teams. As suggested by the rank names, this Leader takes care of all things daywher. They are like the military authority almost, they work more directly with the other handlers and the law enforcement side of things than the Wher Matriarch/Patriarch tends to. However, they do regularly report in to the Matriarch/Patriarch and include the Wherleader as well in any very major decision. This position is slightly less handpicked due to Daywher dominance fights limiting who can be picked. Equal in rank to the Wherleader. Also not part of a patrol team and instead works and patrols independently alongside their chosen Daysecond.
  • Whersecond & Daysecond
    • Any color Wherhandler & Dayhandler
    • Each are selected by the Wherleader and Dayleader respectively
    • As to be expected, both the Wherhandler Leader and the Dayhandler Leader will often appoint Seconds to help them run things and keep up to date, as one person can't always do it all. They are hand picked by each leader, and serve as a helper and assistant for the Leader they serve under. Wherhandler and Dayhandler Seconds don’t hold a Captain position and is instead a standalone rank that works on duties and patrols directly with the Dayleader or Wherleader independently from an established team.
  • Captains
    • Any color
    • Generally selected by the Wherleader or Dayleader
    • Patrol Captain - Patrol Captain is the head of all things related to the Patrol Team. They are partnered with their First Lieutenant who they handpick, and work to keep the team running. They take reports from Guardhandlers and the Lieutenants of the team, and tend to do a lot of paperwork to report to the Dayleader or Wherleader with. Captains also patrol as well, and may sometimes focus on special interest cases that may come up.
    • Diplomacy Captain - The Diplomacy Captain is the leader of the special Diplomacy Team, which is a team that only groups when it is needed, meaning the Diplomacy Captain is likely a member of another Team on top of Captain. The Diplomacy Captain has the authority to call together the Diplomacy Team, with only the Day/Wherleaders and Day/Wherseconds able to pull authority over them in cases of Diplomacy. The Diplomacy Captain may or may not hold a ranking position outside of the Diplomacy Team. The Diplomacy Captain is placed based on their skills at diplomacy and how well they lead a team of diplomats. The Diplomacy team is regarded as an elite team.
    • Healer Captain - Healer Captain iis technically selected by the Day or Wherleader, but the selection is based on both the experience of the wherhandler and their experience as a healer. Generally the position is held by the most experienced healer-handler, and from there, the Captain selects the Lieutenant and Sub-Lieutenant based on healer skills and experience. Interestingly, the Captain and Lieutenants all partner with a lesser experienced healer-handler instead of each other, sort of like a mentorship to lesser experienced individuals.
    • Support Captain - While Captains in other teams are very active in their teams’ roles, Captains of the support teams mostly just take care of paperwork, assignments and jobs for handlers in their support team, and various other clerical work, even more than the Captains of other teams do. The Captain is chosen by the Wherhandler or Dayhandler Leader. Though the Captain often ends up being a handler that can’t patrol for whatever reason, sometimes the Captain can be a capable handler that has been deemed more useful as the support team’s Captain.
  • Lieutenants
    • Any color
    • There are multiple Lieutenant positions, whose titles vary from team to team. First Lieutenants are selected by the Captain of the team and are basically the Captain’s seconds, working directly with the Captain and in most teams, paired with the Captain on patrols. In teams where a Second Lieutenant isn’t placed, First Lieutenants are just called Lieutenants. First Lieutenants select a Second Lieutenant with approval from the Captain, and from there, the Second Lieutenant picks a Sub-lieutenant to pair up with on patrols. In cases where there is no First and Second lieutenants and just a Lieutenant, the Lieutenant picks the Sub-lieutenant instead, with Captain approval. Generally, all Lieutenant positions aid the other Lieutenants or sometimes the Captain directly, performing like ‘Seconds and ‘Thirds to their groups.
  • Wherlingmaster & Daylingmaster
    • Any color
    • Selected by current Wherleader or Dayleader
    • The Wherlingmaster and Daylingmaster are the head Wherhandler or Dayhandler in charge of teaching the Wherlings and Daylings respectively. This rank is chosen by the Leadership of the Whers of Daywhers based on how well that handler will do in instructing the future handlers of the Weyr. The ‘master is in charge of training schedule of the Wherlings/Daylings, and above all, instructing them and making sure they are all learning what they need. (Position is held by a Major NPC)
  • Candidatemaster
    • Any color
    • Selected by current Wherleader or Dayleader
    • As the name suggests, the Candidatemaster is the handler in charge of the Wher or Daywher Candidates of the Weyr. They are in charge of instruction of Candidates, as well as dealing punishments and making sure that the Candidates complete their daily chores and follow the rules. Candidatemaster is chosen by the Leadership of the Whers and Daywhers and any color of handler can become Candidatemaster. (Position is held by a Major NPC)
  • Assistant Wherlingmaster & Daylingmaster
    • Any Color
    • Selected by current Wherlingmaster or Daylingmaster, sometimes by the Wherleader or Dayleader
    • The Assistants of the Wherlingmaster and Daylingmaster are as they sound. While they do not hold as much responsibility as the Wherlingmaster and Daylingmaster, they do hold as much responsibility as they are given, dominantly, instructing as instructed by the ‘master. Sometimes an Assistant can be assigned to instruct a whole class on their own, though under the watchful eye of the ‘master, of course. Assistants can also deal out punishments, especially if the ‘master is unavailable. Overall they are secondary ‘masters to aid the primary ‘master. Assistant Wherlingmasters and Daylingmasters are usually chosen by the ‘master in question, but can also be chosen by the Leadership of the whers and daywhers.
  • Assistant Candidatemaster
    • Any color
    • Selected by current Candidatemaster, sometimes by the Wherleader or Dayleader
    • Candidatemaster Assistants assist the Candidatemaster. There can be any number of assistants, though usually only one to two are needed. They aid the Candidatemaster and take care of any lessons or punishments that the Candidatemaster cannot take care of himself. Assistant Candidatemasters are usually chosen by the Candidatemaster, but can also be chosen by the Leadership of the whers and daywhers.
  • Guardhandler
    • Any color
    • Graduated from Wherlinghood, 17+ turns of age
    • Guardhandlers are the base position for all capable wherhandlers. Guardhandlers are like the police force of the Weyr, they patrol the Weyr proper and the land around the Weyr day and night, and have the authority to enforce the Weyr rules and law, as well as the authority to apprehend criminals or suspected criminals and cell them whether they be a dragonrider, fellow handler, a weyrfolk, or even someone visiting the Weyr from the outside. Guardhandlers are placed into pairs to work, with the pairs shifting around as needed.
  • Supporthandler
    • Any color
    • Either Caretaker daywhersor other whers who don’t mesh well into regular patrol groups, or pairs that can’t patrol normally for whatever reason
    • Supporthandlers are members of the Support Teams. For Daywhers, most of the support members are handlers of Caretaker whers who’s caretaking instincts interfere with regular patrol work. For whers, the group is a bit smaller, as it tends to be filled with handler and wher pairs that cannot patrol normally whether due to disability, or temperament problems with the handler or wher that interferes with regular patrol work.
  • Wherling & Dayling
    • Any color
    • N/A
    • These are Wherhandlers and Dayhandlers who had just bonded and are in their training period. All handlers go through this training period regardless of the age of their wher due to the need for proper training to handle a wher and patrol properly. The lowest rank of Handler.
  • Wher & Daywher Candidates
    • N/A
    • Petition to join candidacy, can sometimes be Searched by a wher on rare occasion
    • Wher and Daywher Candidates aren’t handlers yet, but are handler hopefuls. They are either Searched out within or outside of the Weyr by the rare wher sensitive to those with the potential to bond. They are often individuals who petition to join candidacy. Candidates hold no rank above anyone else in the Weyr.

Pearlrider Ranks
Listed by highest ranking first - STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION
  • Flotilla Leader
    • Colors viable for the position
    • How the position is placed
    • General description of position
  • Pearl Leader
    • Colors viable for the position
    • How the position is placed
    • General description of position
  • Strikeleader
    • Colors viable for the position
    • How the position is placed
    • General description of position
  • Strikesecond
    • Colors viable for the position
    • How the position is placed
    • General description of position
  • Strikethird
    • Colors viable for the position
    • How the position is placed
    • General description of position
  • TITLE
    • Colors viable for the position
    • How the position is placed
    • General description of position

Weyrfolk (Non-rider/handler) Ranks
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Weyrsinger:
The Master Harper for the Weyr, they are in charge of teaching of the children of the Weyr, among other duties expected of a Master Harper.

Weyr Archivist:
The Master Harper Archivist for the Weyr, sometimes this can be held by the Weyrsinger as well if there are no two masters available for the separate positions. The Archivist are what they sound, in that they are in charge of the Weyr Archives exclusively, and will often work closely with the Queenriders of the Weyr to aid them in their archiving duties.

Weyrhealer:
The Master Healer for the Weyr, they lead the infirmary and are the authority on all things healing inside the Weyr.

Headwoman:
One of the people that works very closely with the Weyrwoman, she aids in enforcing the Weyrwoman's wishes about how the Weyr is run such as the care of children and how the Lower Caverns are organized and run.

Weyrfolk:
Weyrfolk is a term to address people who live in a Weyr, specifically people who aren't riders or some other person of significant rank. These people are the true body of the Weyr and the ones that work to keep things running for the riders, such as kitchen work, storage room work, cleaning, and other jobs that a Weyr needs done to keep it running smoothly.

Drudge:
The absolute lowest person in the Weyr, or anywhere really, Drudges are generally made up of the mentally or physically handicapped. Because of this, they tend to do more of the simple work around the Weyr that they are capable of doing.
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