Diloruke slaps you on the back and
opens the door.
"Come inside." he jovially says and waits for you to enter.
You walk into his weyr and see a well-organised room. Diloruke seems to
keep a tidy ship, but then you expected no less from this seafarer turned
candidate that you met in the pub. The guy seems to know just how far he
can go with drinking, betting and taunting. He never gets into trouble and
seems to be well-liked if not loved.
"You said you had something to show me?" you ask.
"Yes, I got my hands on something spectacular and I wanted you to
evaluate it for me since you probably know more about it than I do. I
don't really need to know if it's worth much since I just love the look of
it, but it might help if I know a bit more of it." he says.
"Some jewellery perhaps?" you ask. You're a goldsmith after all.
"Right on the money." Diloruke says and hands you a pouch.
You open it and pull out a set of earrings with a matching necklace and
ring. The set is made from a silver alloy, and small blue stones are set
in geometric patterns. The stones are nothing special, but the whole set
together is decently crafted.
"A pretty set. Silver alloy I think, with probably aquamarine
"That's what I was told when I bought it."
"But you wanted a second opinion?"
"I have a lady-friend I want to give them to and she's knowledgeable
about stones and gems. Just making sure I don't make a fool of myself. The
stones will look very good on her so I just had to buy it."
"Do I know this lady?" you asked, curious.
"No." he answers, too quickly so you're certain you do. She
might even be a dragonrider. After all, where else would Diloruke meet
women? He'd been a candidate in this Weyr for quite some time now.
Diloruke returns the jewellery to the pouch and locks it up in the box on
"Thank you." he says, "if you ever need anything..."
"Just make sure you get your dragon and I'll ask you to come do party
tricks the next time I hold a party."
"I doubt that'd be allowed as official Weyr business, but I could
probably lend you my firelizards to give a little fireworks display."
"Speaking off, where are the little buggers?"
"I never take them to the pub, they get too excited by the rowdy
atmosphere." Diloruke grins, "They should be sleeping here
As if summoned, the two little heads, one bronze and one brown pop up from
the top of the closet. Chirping they get up and fly down to land on
Bronze Firelizard Ruddy and Brown Firelizard Pebble
Now that Dilaruke owes you, you
decide to press on a bit with the questions. After all he's pretty
"Don't you miss the sea?"
"I can see it every day." Diloruke replies, "Though on nice
summer days I would love to set sail. During the winter though, I'm happy
I don't have to brave the storms anymore. And once my dragon is old enough
to fly, I'll feel the wind in through my hair again and I bet I'll get to
where I'm headed quicker than with a ship."
"I can't deny that." you say.
A sudden humming resounds through the weyr and you know what that means.
"You better hurry." you say and, "Good luck!"
Diloruke is a Candidate for the "You Walk Into a Weyr Clutch" at Dragonhope
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