Island Bounties [11th Anniversary Specialty Handout!]

The Crafter Complex is a series of buildings that contain craft halls and rooms for the crafters of New Atricis to work. There is a single dorm building for apprentices, while journeyman and masters live in second floor rooms in their respective crafts. Off to the side from the complex is the largest building, the Infirmary, where everyone in the Weyr receives Healer attention and desk workers keep track of who comes and goes at the entrance to the Infirmary.
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Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:46 pm

Fuzzy timed to only a sevenday after the start of the expedition to the Island

The first day and night of the expedition to explore the discovered island had yielded so much information, and surprising events. Discoveries never imagined had been made, and some of them had been brought back to the Weyr. Officially, the new discovered creatures brought were handed over to the Beastcrafters who worked for the Weyr, allowing them to observe and care for the creatures and eggs brought in. Soon, the beastcrafters made announcements that they would be handing the eggs out and the island furflits as well. They had gleaned what info they could for now, but felt it was best to try to give them out as pets to Weyr denizens to see how the creatures handled Weyr life. Invitation for the handout day had also been extended out to the Flotilla , giving the people there ample opportunity to come to the Weyr's beastcrafter complex to see about some of the creatures.

The Beastcrafters had expected a lot of interest, given a lot of their own wanted to keep the creatures for themselves too. So it was decided that they would do this as fairly as possible. Different creatures would have different baskets to put scraps of paper in with names on them, and from those baskets, names would be pulled to make the handout impartial and fair to all, otherwise there was a real chance the island creatures would never get outside of the beastcrafters of the Weyr.

"We have a basket here for the firelizard eggs taken from the island, a basket here for the water 'lizard eggs found, and a few different baskets for the furflits based on fur color, please put your names in for whatever you're interested in, but only put your name in once. We won't have any name stuffing today." The beastcrafter in charge explained to the people who came by to check on the pet handout.

The Firelizard Clutch - 5 Eggs
Names In:
  • T'rav (Ember) - No Preference
  • M'vel (Shaihulud) - No Preference
  • Quiloth (Ainokesshou) - No Preference
The Water 'Lizard Clutch - 12 Eggs
Names In:
  • Evarayne (Ember) - No Preference
  • Aranrod (Ainokesshou) - No Preference
  • Sh'del (Slasher) - No Preference
  • V'say (LdyPayne) - No Preference
  • Sol'vis (Ainokesshou) - No Preference
The Furflit Kits - 14 Kits
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Names In:
  • P'list (Ainokesshou) - Male preference
  • V'ix (Marvealle) - Female preference
  • Lerina (LdyPayne) - Male preference
  • Niomi (Slasher) - Female preference
  • Joklyn (Altreis) - IC Female preference
  • Var'n (Ainokesshou) - No preference
  • Al'ster (Ainokesshou) - No preference

Because this is a Specialty handout, please note this does not affect the timing of any future planned player pet handouts. Also, because there are so many pets here to hand out, and because of the nature of this handout being partially randomized, there will be no limit on how many pets each player can try for or how many characters can be put in within reason. Randomizations of who gets what will depend slightly on character.player preferences if stated, and if that player or character has already gotten something randomized after the first randomization. Overall, the pets will try to be spread out to as many players and characters as possible.

When putting your character's name in for something, please state clearly at the top or bottom of your character's post what they're putting their name in for, and if you or they have any preferences for color or gender they might get.
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[ a firelizard for T'rav, please; no preferences ]
Another pet. Did he truly want one? T'rav had to admit that there was something intriguing about the prospect of one of the island creatures being among the tiny menagerie he was gathering at his side, especially with Polaris spending her time at night. He had his pup, who was with his trainer now - which was where he should have been as a matter of fact - but that didn't mean he couldn't at least check out what was going on.

He stopped then, and mind made up, proceeded to place his name in for one of the firelizard eggs, though it was clear he would have liked one of the water lizards as well. He wasn't going to try and be stingy though, and really did he have the chance to tend to one when he wasn't that close to the water to begin with? He decided he didn't, and was content with his decision, waiting on what would come of it and what would be done on the matter.


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[ a waterlizard for Roni please; no preferences ]
She should have been good and remained with her Mama or Auntie like told so. But Roni had never been to Atricis Weyr and she wanted to explore a little. So when she found a way to slip away, she did so, finding out there was to be a pet give away, her eyes widened and her little face lit up. She couldn't help but wonder what was hidden beneath the surface of the shells, she in fact wondered if she could have two instead of one. But Mama would want her to be kind, and she didn't think she'd be happy if she suddenly appeared with an armful of pets instead of the two she had now, wherever they'd flown off to.

She approached the nests cautiously, looking at them all. The furry ones were cute, but she didn't know if they'd like the water, and she swore she'd never leave the water. She was going to have to decide what would be best to take home with her, because she was bound and determined to bring something back to the Flotilla, not thinking that she should have maybe gone and asked for permission first. Papa would want that of her, and Mama too, but after a while her mind was made up.

She asked if she could have one of the water lizard eggs, and put her name down for one, then found a place to sit and wait, hoping beyond hope that she'd get an egg for herself. She wasn't patient at all though, eager though she was, and started to wiggle a little as she waited for her new friend. Now if one of her fancy flitts would just join her so she could have company while she waited, maybe it wouldn't be so bad to wait around for the pretties to hatch.
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Aranrod: a water lizard would be awesome, no preference from my side regarding color, even if she would prefer non-clutching


Here were people handing out eggs from wild clutches, and Aranrod hadn't even been able to find and keep track of her own pet's first clutch. Still, she was quite competent at taking care of her own pets, even if their offspring had gone wild. She had been kicking herself a bit about spending her free time looking for Danu's eggs instead of heading out to that newly discovered island, and hearing about these new, strange lizards had fascinated her.

She probably didn't need another queen, though. While she was pretty sure that she would not repeat her mistake with Danu - now knowing to check the cave where she had found the gold's egg - she did not really want the responsibility of keeping track of that for two pets. Especially if this one went back to the island, and Aranrod hadn't even seen where the eggs were collected. So she hoped not to get one of the largest eggs - not that they were guaranteed a clutcher, anyway. Still, what would these water lizards really be like? Aranrod was sure she could manage to spend time by the water in her free time and if it seemed too difficult, she could angle for a position with the flotilla wing. Hopefully, that would be good enough, so she added her name to the basket for water lizard eggs.


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P'list: a male furflit

P'list considered the baskets, and the options. He knew that, objectively, he had enough pets. But Bumble had started acting a little odd, like she was trying to collect kits into a nest, without any actual kits. She had mothered Calamity pretty well, but the dog was full grown now, if still only as large as a furflit himself, and did not accept her mothering all that well anymore. Maybe if P'list obtained a male kit for her, she would have a breeding partner eventually, and have occasional kits of her own?

P'list added his name to the basket for furflits, specifying that he wanted a male, but had no preference on color.
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(M'vel would like a firelizard. I've no preference on what he gets)

When M'vel heard about the pending handout, he decided it was probably time for himself to get a firelizard. For turns he had delayed, always finding one reason or another, but after some recent events, he realised it was best to finally get a hold of an egg. No protest was given by Locrath when he arrived at the decision, though he did hear a huff or two from her the day he made his way down to the beastcraft hall.

With long strides, he made his way down, until he came across a small knot of people, each one hoping for the exact thing he sought today. However, he only cared about the firelizard eggs. He had little use for furflits and creatures that looked like gemlizards. All he wanted was a firelizard, albeit a special firelizard from a newly discovered island.

A firelizard was a firelizard right? He figured as much as he wrote his name down and slipped it into the basket indicated for a firelizard. Once he added his name with the others, he took a step back and waited for the outcome.
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[A Furflit for Vix, female preference]
A lot more had happened on the island than she had admittedly suspected, but for her, the most exciting had been the furflit find. She had been a little jealous of the girl who had gotten a kit stuck in her hair, having hoped to maybe bring the creature to the Weyr herself, not that she would have said anything out loud about that. She couldn't be so selfish and greedy after all. Then a whole litter, possibly several litters placed together, had been found, and they wound up with a whopping 14 furflits at the Weyr.

When it was decided how to hand the critters out though, Vix understood the need to fairness, though she looked wistfully at a few of the flits. Of course she wanted at least one to see if they were different from the northern furflits she already had, but also because of breeding possibilities. She agreed though, fairness was best, so she was there to put her name in as well.

"Of course I'm interested in a furflit," she said with a smile w hen she dropped her name in. Or two, she thought quietly, hoping perhaps there would be few enough people here for her to be able to get two kits. She would wait and see though and for now cross her fingers for at least one.
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It didn't take long for word of a large litter of furflits and other new creatures being made available. Like most people at the Weyr she had heard various stories about the mysterious island and it's strange wildlife, including feathered Whers. A part of her had wished they found gemlizards but from what she heard nothing resembling them had been found. About the closest thing was assorted bright coloured crawlies and some sort of water lizard. Though a firelizard may be handy to send messages she really didn't have anybody she would need to send a message to that Issormoth or her furflit couldn't manage.

What she did want to get was a friend for Evana, maybe a male she can take a shine to and have kits of her own. Lerina didn't know anybody off hand who would like a furflit but she was sure there had to be. With 15 kits available she hoped her odds would be better on getting one. If she couldn't get one or it turned out to be female Lerina knew she could always try and find out who received a male and maybe breeding arrangements could be made, providing Evana liked him enough to want him as a mate. Thoughts for the future but for now she was more than willing to put her name down.

"I'll put my name down for one of the furflits," Lerina told the Beastcrafter taking down names for the draw. "A male would be idea but I'll be happy with any gender."

ooc: I would like a male for Lerina but a female will be fine if there's no other option. I also will be willing to give up a claim for a newbie or a player who's never had a chance to get a furflit before.
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{Sh'del is throwing his name in for a water 'lizard}

The news of the Island and the critters up for grabs had of course spread rapidly throughout all of the South. And right along with many, when the beastcrafters opened up the nests and litters they had found, Sh'del knew he wouldn't be able to resist, regardless of Reef or Lutorionth's opinions. To be fair, the blue flitter was equally entertained by the idea of having a little friend. As such, the furry ones weren't really on the Bronze rider's radar as he entered the Crafter's complex and eyed the various baskets.

Pausing near the water lizards, he nodded. Considering how much Reef and himself loved the water, it made sense to see how these new ones went. Jotting his name on the slip of paper, he added it to the pot for the new species. Stepping politely out of the way of the other's, he moved to the side to wait as well. Reef chirped a little, and preened a bit into the man's short hair.
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{Niomi would love a female furflit, and I've no preference on which one. Though according to the mini-me(my daughter, lol), this one is the most fabulous, lmao}

Niomi hadn't really planned on getting more pets, but her natural curiosity for seeing these new critters won out, and she headed for the Crafter's complex. The crowd was no surprise as she peered around, and then wiggled her way to the front where people were putting their names in various baskets. The eggs looked pretty standard to other lizard eggs, maybe a few subtle differences. But when she managed to spy the furflit babies, her heart melted.

C'taren had his little shadow furbaby, and Niomi had grown quite fond of him...Perhaps one of her won wouldn't be a terrible idea. Even Glory approved, chirping softly from her perch on Niomi's shoulder. Quietly stepping up, she allowed some of the furflit babies to sniff at her fingers, before finally sighing in defeat. Stepping to the parchment, she scrawled her name, and with only a moment of hesitation, dropped it into the pot for one of them. Moving aside for other people, she waited patiently for the drawing.
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When he first heard about new and unusual creatures being found on the island the Pearlriders discovered V'say was eager to learn more. Then there came an announcement various new pets were being given away in a draw V'say knew he had to get one. Then Sioriarth had to put his two bits in and quashed the idea. He just Impressed a new firelizard he didn't need a fourth pet yada yada yada but V'say wasn't so eager to obey the bronze this time.

Normally V'say just gave in to Sioriarth when he got bossy and demanding but this time V'say felt he deserved the pet. He afterall did graduate from Weyrlinghood and was a full fledged dragonrider. If he could manage fighting Thread and risking his life he could manage a new little 'lizard especially since he was managing taking care of Sparkles without it interfering with his duties. It wouldn't be all that much more work to feed and care for another lizard close to the same age as Sparkles.

"It's a draw Sioriarth and I may not even get an egg so what's the harm in putting my name in?" V'say told his bronze once he decided Sioriarth didn't really have grounds to stop him. "You could put your own name in if you want, we'll both have pets that way, so what do you say?"

>I already have my paws full taking care of you, I definitely have no need nor desire for a pet.> Sioriarth had never desired a pet of his own, in fact he honestly didn't understand why some dragons felt the need of getting one. He didn't look down upon those who did he just saw little benefit in having one. He had much more important things to worry about than a pet. Looking at his young rider he gave a sigh. >Very well go put your name in for a new pet but if you slack in your duties I will eat it.>

"No you won't," V'say replied then hugged Sioriarth's muzzle. "Thanks and don't worry you don't have to worry about anything."

Before Sioriarth could think about changing his mind, V'say ran to the Craft Complex to find the Beastcrafter who was giving out the eggs and put his name in for one of the strange water lizard eggs.

OOC: V'say will take one of the Water Lizard eggs, no preference on what he gets though. I would have added this to my earlier post but I didn't want this addition to be missed.
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Ever since the announcement had been made, Joklyn had been positively buzzing with excitement-namely, anticipation. The Beastcrafters were going to be handing out the young critters that had been brought back from the mysterious, newly discovered island. Everyone of course made the largest fuss over the finned gemlizard things and the feathery whers but Joklyn was mostly interested in the furflit kits. The feathered whers were odd, the finned 'lizards kinda cool, but they had nothing on the soft fur the furflits sported. Joklyn wanted nothing more than to have one to pet and cuddle with. Maybe two, or three. Ah and what if she got a female? Maybe she could keep a kit or two...

Suffice to say the woman was obsessed with the little cuties. It didn't help that she herself was a beastcrafter and managed to sneak peeks here and there. Her specialty was runners but that did not stop her nosing around...especially where furflits were concerned.

The day of the actual handout she positively bounced into the area, making a beeline for the furflits-or where she thought they were. Instead she found baskets and sighed. Of course. They wanted to be fair in how the pets were distributed. A small grin formed as the one in charge talked about stuffing names. Nah, she wouldn't exactly do that...but what Joklyn did do was make sure her name was in every single furflit basket. The color didn't matter to her but with luck her name would come up for one of them! In a way it was perhaps name stuffing but nothing had been said about one basket per species, just one name per basket...and the furflits had lots of baskets!

((Furflit for Joklyn please. SHE is hoping for a girl but I'm okay with either gender. And ultimately a boy won't be much of a letdown because he's still a furflit with the soft fur and...lol. :P ))
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Quiloth - fire lizard no preference
Var'n - furflit no preference

Var'n was very happy with his own pet, Quiloth, and his plants. But apparently Quiloth had seen several other dragons with little pets of their own, though they needed a fair amount of help from their riders to care for the flitts. At least with his very mobile claws, that shouldn't be a problem for him.

But he still couldn't write his own name, so Var'n made his way to the crafters with their baskets. Somehow, he doubted that his dragon would be able to spend enough time near water to keep one of the new creatures happy. So he wrote "Quiloth, Pewter dragon of Var'n," on a sheet, and dropped it into the fire lizard basket. Surely that would be enough that they could be contacted if his dragon got one of the babies.

He stopped, considering the furflit baskets for a very long moment. Should he? Their fur would get everywhere; they were just as needy as a flitter without actually being useful; they might try to eat his plants; they were just likely to be trouble all the way around.

But they were soft, and cuddly, and he had secretly wanted a puppy the entire time he had lived in High Reaches, but had never been able to have one. A furflit was just a puppy that flied, right? So he wrote "Var'n" and dropped it in one of the furflit baskets. He didn't care which one, he probably wouldn't get one anyway.

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Sol'vis - water lizard no preference

Sol'vis had enjoyed his visit with his brother, actually glad to see the older man was calm and somewhat peaceful these days. It was odd to visit him now that he was the one living in Candidate Barracks and Sol'vis was the one with a bond, and moving forward with his life. Though at least Caerus was settling down from that desperate rage right after his wher died.

Anyway, he was waiting for his lift back to the flotilla, as he had been away from Ramlahvas significantly more than he meant to be. He knew she was fine, but he missed her like a missing limb, in a way he had never heard a dragonrider speak of, though that was probably because there was rarely any reason for dragon and rider to be separated. Leaving Caerus's little work room in the Crafter area, Sol'vis saw the baskets and investigated. Water lizards? Really, why was anyone living at the Weyr trying to keep one. Obviously these little ones would be better off at the flotilla.

So he added his name to the water lizard basket. It just made sense, honestly.

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Al'ster - furflit - no preference

Al'ster's original interest in becoming a beastmaster had been, at least in part, an enjoyment of burying his hands in the fur of an animal, touching and handling canines, runners, and other warm furry creatures while he took care of them. He loved Ripple, and was glad to have him back, and of course he could not have imagined a single thing to complain about when it came to Maukerith. But he still sometimes wanted to bury his hands in warm fur and pet something.

So when the baskets for furflits were available, he argued with himself for quite some time. Eventually, though, he added his name to the list. He never had time to go down to the stables or work with animals anymore, so he rather wanted one of his own.
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