Silence Weyr - History Aug 26, 2011 16:48:50 GMT -5
Post by Hayvn on Aug 26, 2011 16:48:50 GMT -5
Welcome to the Silence.
Many thousands of turns ago, AIVAS was found and with it, the end of thread was brought. But, peace did not last amongst the Pernese for long as new countries were formed from territories which once were defined by the Weyrs which protected them. Different cultures began to take rise. The legacy of the Harpers became less important and a localized history was born to each. This diversity was both good and bad. So long as the dragonmen were there to help keep what fragile peace there could be.
But nothing lasts forever….
As dragon kind began to die out over time, hatching rates decreasing… Weyrs became Weyrholds, providing for themselves and their dragons. Soon, their prestige was long forgotten, even amongst the Harpers. What was long revered as Pern’s great protector was a faded memory.
But, little known to the Pern around it, the dragons were changing and blending. Especially as the great Queens of the past died out, leaving Pern without a creature of distinct rank, but one of different sizes and colors... Something of beauty. It was odd, but it was not something thought much of as they even thought themselves much more useless than they had been.
Those who still watch the sky who were known as Star Crafters, studiers of Pern and the stars, watching, waiting were the first to see it. A black object that was coming closer and closer to Pern with every passing day.
The Deadlight. The Deadlight would change everything, the fate of Pern, the fate of the dragons. It was the large black thing that was hurtling towards Pern that seemed to spark the resurgence of what was only a handful of dragons into what would be enough for a Weyr.
When it hit Pern, it landed to the North. From the cracked shell crawled out a new species of creature, as if exiled to the galaxies. It was snake-like, slithering on its stomach and across the land, but with back legs which could propel it into the air and wings that would carry it. The creature proved itself to be carnivorous and soon began to multiply, its offspring found across Pern. The dragon’s and their flame once more had a purpose on Pern…
Their purpose only became even more seen as Thread was once more felt on Pern as AIVAS was destroyed by the same creatures the dragons now had to Fight. With two enemies and so few dragons, how will Pern survive?-------------
Welcome to our Silence...
The Weyr was founded then. The only Weyr of Pern. The only hope. But even with all these threats, the Weyr was not welcomed back. There were not enough dragons. Much of the country turned to their own Watch Whers, flitters, and flame throwers to deal with Thread and to other means of dealing with the new threat, the Zanthian . Pern was independent, or so they would like to believe. The Weyr would have just left them to their own devices, but an ambitious rider and her dragoness, the first Jr. Weyrwoman of what would become Silence Weyr, convinced them otherwise. And yet, the Weyr remained silent at that time, protecting them from the background, their efforts primarily ignored... for the time being.
The strain was palpable in those days. There was no support... Until the nearby group of Holds broke off into a new country to pay homage to Silence. Silence country was formed between those Holds, some of which that had been enemies not long before. The pact was always sensitive at best and never solid, but it has lasted to this day as we watch two more Weyrs take up a stance around us. Perhaps Pern stands a chance..? But with two enemies and dragons still few in number... hope seems fleeting. Our new and diverse Pern has many things to face yet.
~Noraali of Ehtyriath, Silence Senior Weyrwoman