Location - Atricis Weyr, beginning in N'kili's quarters
@Fawkes | Daela
Where all the other candidates were set to graduate into the fighting wings, N'kili was set to receive one candidate. Such a thing was not unheard of, though normally the circumstances of such an arrival into Ivory Feather had something to do with the incapacity of the rider or the dragon. Ivory Feather was designed to give disabled riders and dragons a place in the weyr where they would best benefit Atricis. The riders in N'kili's wing were trained to interact with the people Atricis Weyr protected. Most of their errands were simple, meant to move messages or people, or to even oversee the delivery of tithes (though N'kili entrusted very few with the task). Mostly, however, Ivory Feather was about engaging retired pairs and lame pairs, giving them the tools they required to continue functioning and working for the weyr... or at least that was how the Wing began under Ma'lek and Solange.
Ever since N'kili took over the position, however, her skills allowed for her to take on some of the more complex diplomatic tasks, serving as the written hand of the Weyrwoman and Weyrleader when they required assistance on a missive regarding more delicate matters, and to offer her voice in more sensitive situations that required a thorough understanding of politics. Anytime the Weyr needed to interact with another Weyr or Hold, N'kili was present. And... while not as well known... N'kili kept an ear low to the ground, and used her diplomatic connections as well as her riders to know the events that unfolded around Pern. All her information, she shared with the Weyrleaders, everything except for that which pertained to her work as an Abolitionist. That, she spoke nothing of.
The Speaker of the Weyr was an envoy of a sorts, a diplomat, and after her time as a envoy of Walled, N'kili took her work seriously. The training of the riders in Ivory Feather had become more vigorous, making sure they understood the political climate while they served as the face of the weyr with each and every one of their interactions. After all, there were laws and customs that needed to be abided by with every visit. Riders could not simply do as they pleased, take whom they pleased, and say as they pleased. To do so could cause strife and misunderstanding between the intentionality of Atricis and the Holders whom they served. Under N'kili's guidance, several of her riders had become well trained, while others happened to come from favourable backgrounds that made them a boon to the diplomatic purpose of the Wing. Then there were those who were more problematic, riders whom N'kili gave only the simplistic of tasks as she watched over them carefully.
And then there was Daela.
The actions of the chimerarider caused new regulations to be enacted regarding searches. After needing to discipline one of her own riders for his own part in the gaffe, N'kili pressed upon her riders, as well as wingriders, who frequently searched out candidates, that there were rules that needed to be followed before bringing a candidate to the weyr. Furthermore, Daela was to be brought into Ivory Feather so that she could learn better tact when interacting with holders, crafters, and weyrfolk alike. It did not matter that her beast and the girl were both fully capable of flying as a fighting pair. What mattered was that there were consequences for all actions, and Daela was to wait a little longer before joining the fighting wings.
It was for this reason that N'kili waited in her office for the arrival of her newest, albeit temporary wingrider. She had set the kettle on for some tea, and set out a small array of biscuits for when Daela arrived.