||Denna (mother), Zander (father), Gregor and Felix (her 2
older brothers) and Senia (her younger sister)
||She's a tall young woman, strong and not too slender.
She has brown eyes and blond hair an unusual combination in her family,
most of her brothers had darker hair and blue eyes. She has small and
feminine hands, she's very skilled in sewing and knitting. But her big
feet have driven many shoemaker crazy, they are very masculine, making it
virtually impossible to make her any feminine shoe.
||Rather naive and careless, but there isn't a bad bone
in her body.
||Mairenn is a dreamer. When watching her dairy cattle,
she often fantasises about every possible subject on Pern. She hasn't
left her father's farm, yet she has done it all in her mind. She is
Mairenn smiled as she thought about the green dragon she had seen only
recently in the hold. The dragon had looked so certain about everything. And
her rider had gazed often at the dragon, smiling. It must be fun to have
someone knowing your every thought. But it might be irritating at times.
When she considered the pros and cons of being a dragonrider, she thought
being one would be far more rewarding then staying on the ground. She looked
back at her dairy animals. They were grazing happily on the young green
spring grass. Not a thing to worry about. She went back to daydreaming about
dragons. She was just about to imagine being searched and impressing a
dragon, something she had already done about 100 times. Normally a very
pretty blue dragon flew towards her and picked her up, his rider telling her
she'd be perfect for a hatching. Of course in real life, she knew things
didn't go like that, but dreaming about it was ok.
As she averted her eyes to the clouds today, imagining the blue, she saw
something strange. It wasn't a blue dragon soaring down, it was a cream. She
hadn't imagined a cream. But she went along with the story anyway. She
closed her eyes and wished with all her heart for the dragon to hear her and
come to take her away as a candidate. She felt the light breeze as the
dragon flew over her...that was another alteration in her usual script, she
didn't care anymore though. She smiled and followed the dragon. The cream
landed in the next empty field. Mairenn's heart leapt with joy as she came
closer. A dazzling woman jumped down from the dragon and said
"Hello there, I'm Kirra and this is
Lahelinth. My dragon informed I should stop here
and take a look at a likely Candidate."
This was usually the point where it all became blurry, until the hatching
sands, there she stood, waiting for the last egg to crack and then blurry
again, because she didn't know what it would be like to have a dragon. But
it didn't became blurry.
"You must be the girl Lahelinth was talking about, you seem to give off
quite a lot of mental energy. What's your name?"
"This is real?" Mairenn mumbled. Her face lit up.
"My name is Mairenn. Ehh, I was thinking of becoming a dragonrider, when
I saw Lahelinth pop out of between I wished with all my heart she could take
me with her."
"Well, she said she could with your potential."
"But I can't leave the farm unattended, my parents and siblings are away
for the day."
"Well, I can come back tomorrow morning, that way you can pack some
necessary items. Extra clothing and all."
"You promise? That would be fantastic." Mairenn almost lept in the
sky from sheer joy.
"Your dragon can hunt on our lands by the way, if she is hungry. We don't
have much wherries, but we have some runners in the field for milk."
"That's very kind of you, but Lahelinth just ate 4 days ago, she isn't
the least bit hungry." Kirra said. They both had to smile when the
dragon snorted and motioned her head away from kirra to gently push
Mairenn's shoulder with the tip of her nose.
"ok, we will have one wherry, if that isn't too much from your herd."
Kirra said with a querilous look in her eye.
"That won't be too much."
Mairenn waved as the Kirra took off. Waiting nervously for her parents to
come home and tell them the news.
That night she could barely sleep. Her parents had
reacted like she had expected. her father beaming with pride had sang songs
all evening about dragonriders and the duties. Her mother had cried some
silent tears when she heard her oldest daughter was leaving, but had kept
strong and wished her all the luck in the world. Her brothers were envious
of course, and her sister didn't quite get the idea of what was so fun about
riding a dragon, she was afraid of heights. After some hours of making plans
and feeling all tingly, she finally fell asleep. She awoke the next morning
to find Kirra already waiting for her downstairs at the table, sipping some
"There she is!" her mother yelled "Told you she would get up
"Yes you did" Kirra replied. "Get some breakfast before we leave
Mairenn. Between is a cold place to travel in, even with a full stomach."
Lahelinth lifted her front leg to help her mount.
Mairenn felt awfully clumsy. When she finally sat down, Kirra said:
"Hold on tight Mairenn! Lahelinth, you can take off now."
The dragon jumped to the sky and started flying in one blurry motion.
"We're going in between. I'm with you, don't worry."
It was very dark and cold. She didn't feel a thing. it was as she had
imagined between, and at the same time it wasn't. It was worse and better at
the same time. She stopped thinking about it, and just let the experience
guide her through it.
The arrival at Falas was amazing. From cream
Lahelinth's back she could see the weyr and the neighbouring hold. Lahelinth
turned softly, adjusting her flight to land at the FGPC facility.
"First we need to get you approved." Kirra said.
"ok, "Mairenn said, "I hope there isn't anything wrong with
"Of course not, but we have to make sure."
They entered the FGPC and were led to a desk were a man was waiting. He
gestured them to sit down in the waiting room on small, yet comfortable
chairs in a small alcove. Mairenn looked in awe to the metal walls. She had
never seen anything like it before.
Then a woman in a soft white robe entered and sat down beside them.
"Hello, I'm professor Ganymed. I'm here to interview you before we can
admit you." she said.
"What's your name and age?"
"I'm Mairenn and I'm 23 years old."
"Where are you from?"
"I was born at Geria Hold, but left with my parents when I was 12, we went
to live on our own farm on the Wide plateau in the Middle of Southern."
"Why do you think you were searched?"
"Well, I think Lahelinth likes me because I offered her a hunt on our farm.
We haven't got that many wherries, but we know our duty. And maybe because I
was thinking of dragons when Lahelinth popped in from between to search. I
was speechless and all I wanted to do was go with her."
"I see." Ganymed exchanged glances with Kirra.
"Do you think you deserve a dragon?"
"I hadn't given it much thought, but if I impress I will be exstatic and do
my best to take care of the dragon. I think the hatchlings will decide if
"ok, which colour of dragon would you like to impress?"
Mairenn looked puzzled, dragons picked their riders, not the other way
"Easy girl, I just asked you if you wanted a special colour. You can
hope, no-one sais it will come true, but I like to know, I'm doing a study
on impressions and hope. I'd like to see if there is any connection between
"Well, no. The thought of owning a dragon is enough for me. I would be happy
just to impress."
"ok, that's all I need from you, we will now show you the eggs."
Ganymed stood up and expected the others to follow. Mairenn nervously played
with her sleeve. So much depended on this. She didn't know if life would
ever appeal to her again if she didn't impress a dragon. How could one go
back home and live with the knowledge that you had a chance to somebody, not
to mention being able to fly, and weren't found up to it? That was something
she had to ask.
Their footsteps sounded hollow on the floor, echoes made the place sound
endless. Finally they stopped in front of a wide door. Ganymed stepped
through and stepped aside to give Maireen the best view of the eggs.
"Remember now, you can't touch them like you would in a normal Weyr!"
Mairenn took a step back and held her arms pressed against her body.
"What happens when you don't impress?" Mairenn managed to whisper.
"Don't worry, you'll be able to stand for later clutches at the Weyr."
Now, Mairenn, it's time to get you settled in the barracks. Follow me."
And so she did. She noticed other young people sitting behind computers on
the way to the barracks.
"They are studying. They are learning the ways of the hatching and how to
take care of your hatchling. When they have impressed, they will move on to
Falas Weyr and join in the Weyrling training there. But until then, they are
the Hold's responsibility."
"This all sounds very organised. How will we know the clutch is hatching?"
"We keep the sands at a strict temperature scheme. This way we always
know at least the day of the hatching, and mostly even the hour. Not every
clutch is the same though."
They got closer to another grey metal building.
"These are the barracks! Get yourself settled in and one of the other
candidates will tell you the daily routine around here." Ganymed said as
she patted her on the back and left her standing.
Mairenn pivoted on her heals and laughed. She was here!
The End of Pass Clutch at Falas was quite a spectacular event. Eggs too
numerous to count lay all together, some hidden, some in plain sight.
Mairenn stopped to even try and get an oversight over what was happening.
Dragons were hatching all around. Entire clutches impressed at a time...
Mairenn watched as a copper and silver male was trying to get his rider to
the entrance so that he might eat. His rider, however was mesmerised by the
emerging colours. All these colors...it was like a dream - Mairenn suddenly
found herself on the hot sands and she cursed. When she looked up she found
herself face to face with a rather upset amber dragoness. "Oh, sorry,
Maiyuth," she apologized. The amber snorted but accepted Mairennís further
Parents: Green Avsiruth and Blue Jesioth
Smiling gently Mairenn looked out over Falas Weyr. Her thoughts were miles
away as usual and even the thunderous roars Maiuth produced in her mind
seemed no more than little echoing water drops. She was dreaming of swimming,
something the heat in this time of year made seem like heaven.
"mmm." Mairenn fel like she was floating on cool, rocking waves. The sun
shone down on her but didn't burn because a breeze of wind kept her cool.
Mairenn blinked, "Yes Maiyuth? you don't need to shout you know."
Maiyuth sighed and knew that complaining would get her nowhere.
"If we don't hurry we're going to be late for
"Oh training! What time is it? Eeeh! Why didn't you say so earlier!"
Maiyuth sighed again and followed behind her absent-minded rider.
Mairenn dreamed. She was sitting in the sun, on a swing-seat. Looking
out over the fields and taking in the summer smells she felt warmed. Autumn
had started and the nights had grown chilly. She smiled while she dozed,
tugging the blankets closer around her. It would feel so nice to actually be
in that chair, watching those fields.
Suddenly, a second person entered her daydream. It was a man, tall and
rather handsome. Without much intro he proceeded toward her. Sat next to her
and took her hand. She was going to ask who he was, turning her face toward
him, when he kissed her.
"MAIYUTH!" she screamed.
"What?" her amber dragoness asked innocently.
"You entered my daydream again."
"You had a random man kissing me! Don't you know a young woman of 28 needs
"Don't you know that and adult dragoness should listen
to her instincts?"
"I told you no." Mairenn said.
"You won't be able to hold it off forever."
"Not with just anyone."
"I could always hear out their dragons."
"I still don't want to."
"You have around a week or three to get used to the
idea." Maiyuth yawned, showing off her teeth, gums and the skin
around her eyes that had already started to glow slightly.
Mairenn turned around in her bed, fully awake and the happy dream shattered.
"Where can I find firestone." she hissed, "Let me mix it under her food..."
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