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Looks: Yucca is young and going
through his adolescent growth spurt. he's on the slender side but chances are
he'll bulk up in the coming years. Yucca has light brown hair he keeps in a
short mop. He has brown eyes, a prominent nose and thin lips. Yucca usually
wears natural colours like green, brown and black to fade into the surrounding
Personality: Yucca is a brash young fellow. He'd like nothing more than to train to become a hunter or a fighter but as an apprentice he's only allowed to do so much. Aside from his heroic aspirations, Yucca also likes to play music. He's quite good at it. As a young boy he often went to watch Tagetes perform and has since taken over his spot when his wife died two years ago. Yucca still hopes Tagetes will take him on as a student but so far he hasn't been successful.
Family & Upbringing: Yucca is the youngest son in a family of fishermen and farmers. One of his older siblings will take over the farm so he is free to pursue his dreams.
Flower Symbolism: Protection and Purification
Pets: Buzzer Spicigera (m) from Dragon
Tears - flower
symbolism: Happiness (Honeysuckle)
Bond: Bronze Coroleth (m) from Dawn Watch Weyr
"Candidates to the sands please. The eggs are hatching." Saniyath’s call rang out to every receptive mind in the weyr.
People rushed to the Hatching Cavern, but the first-time mom had been a little bit off in judging when her offspring would hatch as by the time the first people arrived, a bronze was already sitting in the remains of his shell. Dazed though, the hatchling seemed to be taking his time as candidates and spectators hastily filed in. The first hatched bronze suddenly bugled a high-pitched challenge and turned, pouncing on his mother's flicking tail. His dam gently shook him off, using her nose and one paw to turn him around and nudge him in the direction he should be going in. Still, the bronze took his merry time to bond one of the candidates.
The next three eggs hatched all at once, a blue, a green and a red. The green walked with care and then bonded Ipomoea. Yucca briefly forgot about himself but returned his focus to the hatching eggs, hoping to find a bond of his own by force of will. One by one the eggs hatched and the dragonlings within bonded. Each time, Yucca got a bit more nervous, clinging to his hope to impress.
And then it was down to the last three eggs: one mid sized, one large, and the last the biggest egg of all. The largest had not moved much, though little cracks riddled the pale surface of the egg. The other two however had flakes of shell falling away from them, small holes appearing in their wake. At almost the same moment, the two eggs lost structural integrity and crumpled in around their occupants. The revealed hatchlings both bore Saniyath’s markings, the larger in deep bronze, and the smaller a light toned copper.
The bronze looked over at his sister. “Race you!” He called.
“You’re on” She called back, already starting to run towards the candidates.
The pair ended up tied, both finding their riders within moments of each other, such that it was difficult to tell which had stopped first. The bronze stood before a young musician, while the copper had stopped at a young woman with a noble bearing.
“I am Coroleth” The bronze introduce himself to Yucca. “Come, let us go in search of food”
Title: The People’s Hero
Species: Imperial Court Dragon
Parents: Purple Saniyath x Crowned Golden Phantasos
Colour Codes: #3C3C1E | #313117 | #21210F | #2D2D22
Size: 13' at the shoulder | 52' Long
Personality: Valiant | Passionate | Resilient | Charming
* Sending – Can bespeak a single person, regardless of distance, so long as they are in the same reality.
* Identify Opponent – With time and focus, Coroleth can identify the strengths and weaknesses of his opponents
Yucca mucked out the latrine that collected the waste from the part of the Weyr that housed the weyrlings. It had been Ipomoea's turn to do it but Yucca knew how much the young woman hated the chore. In truth the work was smelly and sweaty, but a bath right after cleared that up. In return, Ipomoea had volunteered to take over the more dreadful tasks of note-taking and library maintenance. Sure the work was clean, but so boring Yucca always felt like he would fall asleep. Yucca liked doing physical labour and his body was starting to show signs of muscles that had him feeling good about himself. The ample food available at the Weyr was probably also doing him a world of good. At home they had so many mouths to feed. Inadvertently, Yucca's thoughts wandered to his family.
"You'll see them soon." Coroleth promised, "Just a little longer till I'm grown up and I will bring you right back to when you left."
"Maybe just a little later." Yucca said, "I don't want to risk that paradox thing they keep warning us about."
"You don't have to worry about your parents having to feed you. You're an adult now."
Yucca nodded. Two years had gone by and he was indeed an adult. Though in his mind, time was standing still. Maybe that would change when they returned to Khylar.
"Play some music for me later. I like your voice." Coroleth added, knowing his bond always relaxed when he was performing.
Finally the day arrived when both Ipomoea and Yucca could take their leave. They promised to return occasionally and to be ready to help should Dawn Watch need them. But in all honesty, they did not expect to be needed. The Weyr was bustling and the resident dragons were powerful and resourceful. But who knew what the future would bring? For now though, the dragons would be more needed on Khylar, to protect it and it's people from harmful influences of other invaders.
Coroleth and Miraluth took off, their riders geared up and ready. They had travelled between before. When they'd come to Dawn Watch and while practicing the teleporting during training. But this time they would have to make it all the way back home.
"Just think of home and keep that image strong in your mind." Miraluth told the nervous Yucca.
"I'm with you." Coroleth added.
A quick chill, a blackness and then they were back home. The mountains stretched before them, the fields below them almost the same as before. Ipomoea had opted for an interval of three weeks to be certain they wouldn't get into trouble and by the look of it, they had appeared just when they wanted. The dragons soared through the sky and followed their riders' directions towards Tithonia's hut. The structure seemed unchanged which was promising. Smoke drifted up from the chimney and flowers bloomed from the windowsill.
Just as they were descending, a horrifying creature appeared. Snarling the crocodilian with wings seemed to want to attack them.
Coroleth readied his fire breath, but Miraluth stepped in, overbearing as she usually was. But then, she was usually right.
"It's okay." she said, "I sense that this one is smarter than being evil."
"Evil can be smart." Coroleth voiced his opinion, "And malicious."
Down below, Argemone appeared, warned by her dragon, Thleki. She signalled a universal okay that she hoped the others had picked up from training and then had Thleki make room so they could land.
"Welcome!" she said once they were on solid ground.
"Is Tithonia alright?" Yucca asked, "What about Laelia and Tagetes?"
"Tithonia has gone to fetch the Chentuu. I've been here for about a week now. No word from Tagetes nor Laelia." Argemone answered.
"Oh." Yucca said a bit disappointed, he'd hoped to see both his not-so secret crush and the man he looked up to.
"Don't worry." Ipomoea said, channelling some of her dragon's wisdom, "They probably will appear shortly. They're both careful people so they might just take a bigger safety period to appear."
Argemone looked at the woman who'd previously been a lot more selfish, "You grew up smart!" she couldn't help but joke and was rewarded by a glare.