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a desert triumvirate of Hold, Weyr, and Mine. Thread's return and bandit raiding brought strife between weyr and hold, but the bandits' recent defeat has returned the region to an uneasy peace. Now, a shipwreck on a forgotten continent and the decision to settle this rediscovered land has opened up a world of opportunity to Vaioa, if only they can handle the dangers.








Well-Oiled Machine
[Coal and Flint Wing Drills]


Into the Woods
[Candidate Lesson]



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Current RP Year:
12th, Turn 1269
Current Weather:
The heat of Summer is fading and the skies are growing overcast. There is a damp mist that lays over the Weyr early in the morning now, making the rocky ledges slippery and dangerous until things dry off.


Dragons
23 Available
Whers
0 Available
Fire Lizards
0 Available



Rhias and Melacyth


Caylan and Parath


J'nai and Elokith
Mai and Laeitath
Luca and Emmeth
Gwen and Eamith
Siadryn and Salbith



Karnial and Bremorth
Kirtesh and Istioth
S'dra and Echonoeth
Kari and Seliath


Staff members may be contacted via PM with questions

Contrition
Iradial
Fishy
Esuta
VaioaAdmin


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News Update 2.13.18

Posted by Fishy (Admin) at Feb 13 2018, 11:07 PM. One comment

Hello friends! Just a short news post for you:

  • Green Hamask has been caught which means there will be eggs soon! Keep an eye out!

  • There is a fire lizard hatching going on in the lower caverns!

  • Threadfall is still coming up soon so there's time yet to send a PM to VaioaAdmin asking to randomize an injury. Please let us know the severity of the injury you are looking for.

  • A Weyr Council is being held to address the food crisis and all are invited to participate, no matter their rank.

  • One of our lovely queen dragons will be flying very soon – the end of February or the first week of March. Now is the time to make sure you've sent in candidate questionnaires or make changes to them. Get those male dragons ready!

  • Just as a reminder: Please inform the staff when you are going to be dropping or ONPCing a character! It helps us to keep the listings fresh and our candidate tracker accurate. You never have to apologize for a character not working out, but we need to know to keep track of things. Thank you!

News Update 1.20.18

Posted by Iradial (Admin) at Jan 20 2018, 04:51 PM. 0 comments

Hi Vaioa! It's time for some news:

  • The Weyr Council has decided. Caylan of Gray Parath is Vaioa's interim Weyrleader! They deserve a special congratulations, as they are the first Gray pair to ever hold Weyrleadership.

  • Coal Wings open positions have also been filled. Wyn of Graphite Nespeth has been promoted to Wingsecond, and Sh'ol of Graphite Hellioth has been promoted to Wingthird.

  • With all this new leadership in place, we might as well test them. It's time for an on-screen Northern Threadfall! If you have a pair you would like to receive a randomized injury, please send a PM titled Threadfall Injury to the VaioaAdmin account with the name of the rider(s) you would like injured and specify whether you prefer light, medium, or heavy injuries.

  • We are also opening sign-ups for the next firelizard hatching! If you would like your character to Impress a firelizard, please send a PM to VaioaAdmin with the name of your character(s). We may also accept walk-ins, depending on how many people sign up.

  • Speaking of hatchings—there is a wher run happening now! We'll have eggs soon, but we need some chasers first!

Weyrleader Voting

Posted by Iradial (Admin) at Jan 11 2018, 08:37 PM. 0 comments

It's time to vote for a change in leadership!

Our applicants for Weyrleader are:

How to Vote:

  • Open a PM to VaioaAdmin. All votes will be anonymous. Title it "Weyrleader Voting".

  • Make your first choice for Weyrleader. This may not be a character you are playing.

  • Make your second choice for Weyrleader. This may not be your first vote, it may be a character you are playing.

  • Hit send!

Voting will be open until Friday, January 19th, 11:59 PM PST. That gives you a little over a week to vote!

Please remember that beyond encouraging people to vote in general, we discourage public campaigning. No "vote for me"s in the cbox and no sending PM's to other folks encouraging them to vote for you. Voting is private so please don't encourage people to explain their voting choices in the box. Good luck!

Weyrleader Applications

Posted by Iradial (Admin) at Jan 2 2018, 08:02 PM. 0 comments

Hey Vaioa! Happy New Year!

Because the holidays are a crazy time, we have decided to extend the application period for Weyrleader for another week. Applications will close on January 9, at 11:59 PM PST. Please PM the name of the character you wish to submit to VaioaAdmin.

After the application period closes, the candidates will be revealed and voting will open.

Who can apply

Because this is going to be a temporary Weyrleader decided by the vote of the Weyr Council, the rules are a little different this time. This Weyrleader Stewardship position can be held by any rider with a dragon that can fly an entire Threadfall. That includes...

- Browns or larger, including female dragons
- Larger grays
- Brown-sized blues

Context - In Character

In the events following the Fort eruption, Vaioa's current Weyrleader had to step down for personal reasons. Now the Weyr Council is set to vote on who to grant temporary Weyrleadership until the Weyrwoman's dragon rises again.

Candidates are nominated by their peers, and must meet the above criteria for the Council to consider them.

Other news

- Coal Wing leadership positions are still open for applications! These will also be closed on January 9.

- There is a new Pern-wide plot! Check out this post for all the details!

Post-Eruption Famine News Post 12.24.17

Posted by Esuta (Admin) at Dec 24 2017, 04:07 PM. 0 comments

A global crisis

During the Fort eruption, massive amounts of ash were pumped into the atmosphere and blown all across the globe. This resulted in noticeably cooler global temperatures, even in warmer regions like Vaioa. A cold autumn became an early winter, one that stretched well into spring. Both early and late frosts have been extremely damaging to plants, and the cold and damp are perfect conditions for blight.

The result has been massive crop failure across a majority of the Northern continent. With stores decimated after the long winter, a crisis is beginning to emerge in the form of widespread famine. The price of food is rising. Malnutrition-related illness has spiked. Tithes have dwindled, and the quality has worsened—but not out of dissatisfaction with the weyrs. Many holders, mostly the poor, simply have nothing to give. Evictions are becoming more common as holders struggle to keep up with the demands of their lord holders.

This leaves Vaioa Weyr in a precarious position. Presently Vaioa relies on tithes for survival. Although tithes have been impacted by the food shortage, there has been enough to keep Vaioa afloat—for now. Yet the demand for tithes has engendered increasing hostility and unrest in the population. People either resent the weyr for demanding tithes during a food shortage, or they beg for aid, regarding Vaioa as a potential savior.

Vaioa Weyr is left with an impossible choice: continue tithes and risk further unrest, or put its own population at risk of starvation to provide aid to the people it has sworn to protect.

How this affects your characters

As this plot progresses, there are several ways it may affect your characters. Feel free to consider these as writing prompts.

Within Vaioa

  • Dwindling food stores. Even with the support of shipments from Cove Weyrhold, it may reach a point where all Vaioan residents are put on rations. This has not happened yet, but it is a cause for anxiety.

  • Conflicts between residents. Some may favor continuing tithes and letting holders resolve their own problems. Others may argue that the weyr has an obligation to aid the stricken communities, even if it means reducing tithes.


Outside of Vaioa


  • Your character may have family or friends who are affected by the famine.

  • Riders are more likely to be hassled when out-of-weyr, either by people who resent the tithes or people asking for aid.

  • Wherhandlers may need to spend more time on patrol, as more displaced people are traveling in search of greener pastures. Travelers may need extra protection because...

  • Robberies have increased. These are typically individuals or small bands breaking into holds or holding up single travelers or small groups on the road. These groups do not have the scale, organization or intentional violence of Terema's band, whose purpose was to sow chaos and fear. These are desperate people resorting to desperate measures, and wherhandlers should keep that in mind when engaging. (Note: Also keep our low violence rating in mind.)

  • Cold, malnutrition and the rise of displaced, traveling populations has led to an increase in disease. The common cold and influenza are more prevalent than usual. There is also particularly a dangerous fever. Its symptoms are high fever, mental confusion, body aches, and sometimes a rash on the torso and limbs. It may last up to two weeks, and it may be deadly. Any character who goes outside the Weyr is at a higher risk of falling ill.

  • General unrest. Lord holders are under similar pressure to help their citizens, and they are bound to react to it in different ways. Some have resorted to evictions. Others may pressure the weyrs for help.


As this plot progresses, we will come out with more information, more prompts, and some plot threads your characters may get involved in. Stay tuned!

News Update 12.17.17

Posted by Contrition (Admin) at Dec 17 2017, 01:06 PM. 0 comments

Hello, Vaioa! It's time for a December update!


  • Wing leadership positions have been updated! Congrats to all new wingleaders, seconds, and thirds, and our two new Candidate Masters!

  • We are still taking applications for riders interested in Coal wing leadership! PM applications to VaioaAdmin.

  • We had a hiccup with our Candidate Questionnaire. The coding was fixed on December 5th, so if you submitted one through the official forum link before that day, then you will need to re-submit it.

  • The time has come for Vaioa Weyr to pick a new Weyrleader! In the wake of the Fort disaster, many of the dragons have felt disrupted and out-of-sorts, so flights have not been occurring as expected. As a result, our next Weyrleader will be chosen by sitewide vote, but without a Weyrleader flight. If you are interested in running for Weyrleader, and have an eligible character, please PM their name to VaioaAdmin no later than December 31, 2017, at 11:59 PM PST. At that time, we will open sitewide voting to all members.

  • Keep your eyes peeled for new site-wide plots! We'll have the info out soon. Let's just say dragon flights weren't the only thing the eruption disrupted...

Open Leadership Positions, Transfer Requests

Posted by Iradial (Admin) at Oct 24 2017, 04:48 PM. 0 comments

Hi Vaioa!

Quite a few leadership positions have opened up! The open positions are:

Basalt:
- Wingleader

Sandstone:
- Wingleader

Granite:
- Wingleader
- Wingthird

Marble:
- Wingthird

Flint:
- Wingthird

Coal:
- Wingsecond
- Wingthird

Candidate Masters:
- Currently open for two positions

If you would like to apply, PM the names of your characters to VaioaAdmin. You can apply to multiple positions and you can submit multiple characters for consideration. You can also submit characters that currently have a rank (such as wingthird) to apply for promotions. Your character does not need to be in the same wing they are applying for.

Note that characters cannot hold multiple ranking positions. For example, a candidate master cannot also be a wingleader.

Transfer Requests

We are also accepting volunteers to transfer to Flint and Coal! Transfers are limited to blues, greens, blacks and graphites.

All leadership applications and transfer requests must be turned in before or on Tuesday, October 30th.

Thanks!

- Vaioa Staff

News Update 10.20.17

Posted by Fishy (Admin) at Oct 20 2017, 12:28 PM. 0 comments

Hello Vaioa! Just a short update for you:

  • The move to Zetaboards went very smoothly. Some things are still getting fixed, in particular the old hatchings and stuff are all borked up. If you come across a table or a thread in general that's very messed up, please let us know so we can get to fixing the coding. Thanks for bearing with us during this tumultuous time!

  • To celebrate, we've decided to have a crater lizard hatching very soon! So if you're interested in a crater lizard, please send a PM to VaioaAdmin with the name of your character(s) and we will randomize one for you! Depending on how many folks sign up, we may also accept walk-ins during the hatching itself.


Happy October!

Welcome to Zetaboards!

Posted by Fishy (Admin) at Oct 14 2017, 07:12 AM. 0 comments

Welcome to Zetaboards! Please excuse us while we work to get the site back to normal. Well, the new normal. Visually a bit has changed, but it should be hardly noticeable soon!

  • All of your posts and profiles and stuff should be intact. If you are missing anything, please let us know. There may not be much we can do, but at the very least we can submit a ticket to try and recover this data.


  • Colorcodes must be entered in with a # or they will not work. You can have the color code BEHIND the text now (if you'd like) to make it easier to read lighter-colored hex codes. That code is [ bgcolor=#hexcode].

    ex: Wow. Such Speech. becomes Wow. Such speech.


  • The alignment code has changed slightly from [ align=center ] to just [ center]. This will have broken quite a few things so pardon our dust. If you're accustomed to proboards or jcink, this will not be all that new to you!


  • The candidate questionnaire is now located underneath the Weyr Banner at the top of the page. It's an automatic form that goes straight to a subforum in the staff board, streamlining our process.


  • Some code no longer works and so bits of the site may be messed up for just a while. If you see broken code or images (especially in official site information pages) please let us know in the Report Thread.


  • Zetaboards has a "blog" feature that allows you to add a blog to your personal profile. I'm not sure what use this will be, but it sure is there! Might be a good place for WIPs and life updates.


  • You will have to Re-enter all passwords to access password protected forums! If you don't remember a password, please contact a mod or an admin!


  • We are still discovering things about our new home so please let us know if you find something neat!

IMPORTANT! Announcement Regarding Site Changes

Posted by Contrition (Admin) at Oct 11 2017, 06:42 AM. 0 comments

Hello, Vaioa! We have some big news! Invisionfree is being upgraded to a new platform. We had a choice of platforms, and we have chosen to move to Zetaboards.

This change will occur on October 14. This gives everyone a week to back up their characters, signatures, and note pads, which we strongly recommend. Posts and such are supposed to be preserved when we migrate, but it is better to err on the side of caution.

Unfortunately, the migration will not preserve our formatting or coding, so once we migrate, the site will look very different for a while, until we are able to get our coding in place on the new interface. We ask everyone to please bear with us and give us time to get everything set up! We will also have a thread where you can report things that need to be fixed, so that they can be brought to our attention.

Past post formatting may be messed up, because zetaboards does not allow the use of doHTML and some of the code commands are different. It will be a learning experience for all of us as we figure out the preferred style of coding. While the format of some of our old posts and threads may be messed up after the migration, it will not be necessary to go back and reformat all of your old posts.

If anyone has experience with Zetaboards and can help us along with the transition, it would be much appreciated!

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