[ Just after mid-day meal;
A Week Before Hatching ]
After mid-day meal had been completed, the candidates had been given the news that chores were being placed on hold for the time being due to a very special circumstance - from what they, the Candidatestaff, had been told, a touching was set for the day. K’rios and Bellatrix led the candidates to the hatching grounds, and once there, went over the usual set of rules from their end of things, before K’rios said, ”Now please wait a moment while we find out how the queen will receive you on her sands.” He glanced in Keket’s direction and nodded, waiting for her to approach them, while surely the candidates were waiting to see how they would be accepted this time around.
As they gathered at the entrance, the gold shifted and sat upright on her haunches, her eyes whirling suspiciously towards the clustered visitors. Unlike some other Queen's, Lamiath could be convinced to allow her eggs to be touched with minimal coaxing. Keket also had a few suggestions for the candidate's. The woman petted her dragon's leg in a soothing manner before turning and walking over to K'rios and the candidate's, ”Afternoon. She's fine with you all visiting, but it wouldn't hurt to address her directly before you touch any of the eggs. Thank her, maybe a compliment, it's alright to play into her vanity. She would prefer only one candidate at a time at a shell, that's always been a given for her. If she senses anything amiss, I can't guarantee you won't end up knocked over, and the touching over.” She offered a small nod towards K'rios. That was really all the input she had to offer. They would all be watching to be sure nothing negative happened to the eggs.
With that said, K’rios considered it set and done, and he glanced at the candidates. ”You heard the Queenrider. Please follow the rules laid out for you by myself and Candidatemaster Bellatrix, please listen to what the Queenrider said, and all should go smoothly for you.” He nodded towards the candidates and moved to stand off to the side of the sands, by the stands, with Keket and Bellatrix.
[ Ember's Notes ]
— This was written by Ember and Slasher.
— This won’t be like the last touching; there won’t be egg responses. It’s more for candidates to have some fun and interaction before the hatching.
— Remember that In Character Actions will result in In Character Consequences like always - if you don’t want your character in trouble, then don’t have them do something that could get them in trouble.
— Pets of any kind are absolutely not allowed on the sands at all.
— Have fun! <3