Everyone's First Time Is Bad [Fake Threadfall/N&D Weyrlings] Jan 24, 2020 18:03:39 GMT -5
Post by Zen on Jan 24, 2020 18:03:39 GMT -5
About 3 weeks after A Hero's Welcome
In the air, the Champions of Legend class circled over the gathered Day and Night weyrlings, who were as of yet still on the ground. Also in the air were various adult riders, flying at a lower altitude than the class in the sky. D’rew beamed at them all from his place on the ground beside Sabanth, eager to see how they would all do in their first ‘Threadfall’. They’d been talking about it a lot recently, in preparation, but it was a lot different in action than it was in theory. They’d also been practicing keeping their dragon fueled with firestone to produce consistent flame, and talking about safe flaming practices in different wind conditions.
“As you can see, we have guests today,” the bluerider gestured above them, “They will all be helping you participate in your very first Threadfall. Fortunately for you, this ‘Thread’ is… relatively harmless. A smack in the face will still smart and they have the potential to bruise if they hit you right, but certainly no one will be dying today,” he explained with some amount of humor. “Your junior weyrlings in the Champions of Legend class will be doing their best to hit you with lengths of dyed rope that will fall similarly to real Thread. This dye will leave marks should you allow it to hit you, and the other adult riders and myself will be keeping an eye out on those marks.”
He was lucky he had enough weyrlings to split them into two Wings without outside help. Most classes usually had to have some adult riders come in to form two complete, if small, Wings for this exercise. “Now then, I’m going to divide you into two Wings, each with its own Wingleader. You will be competing against the other Wing to score the lowest amount of points. You will earn points by being hit by Thread. Each hit that your dragon receives on their head or wings, or that you receive anywhere, will count as five points. Each hit your dragon takes anywhere else will count as one point. At the end of this exercise the total points from each of your Wingmates will be added up to your Wing total, and the Wing with the lowest amount of points, and therefore the fewest, less severe hits, will win. In a real Fall, being scored might take you out of the fight, but as this is practice and you need as much practice as you can get, you will not be dropping out of the fight no matter how many hits you might take.”
He held up a piece of hide on which he had scrawled the two Wings he had determined for the day, “For our first Wing, L’rey! You’ll be Wingleader. If I call your name, join L’rey because you will be part of his Wing.” He listed off the eleven weyrlings that would be following the young bronzerider today and waited until they had joined their Wingleader before he continued, “The rest of you will be led by V’than.”
He paused to let the rest of the class group with V’than before he continued, “Wingleaders, it is your job to assess the conditions of the Fall and discern which formation and variation your Wing will be using to fight, so I will leave the formation decisions to you both. With two Wings, you will be forming a small Flight for this practice, with one Wing flying the high position and the other flying low. We will rotate positions so both Wings have a chance to fly high and low. L’rey, your Wing will be taking the high position first, so V’than, your Wing will take the low. I’ll let you know when you will be rotating and since this is your first practice, you’ll get a break from the ‘Fall’ when you do so. Of course, normally Threadfall doesn’t just stop so you can get into your proper position, and rotating Wing altitude while our fake Thread is still falling will become a normal part of your practice after you’ve gotten a little more experience under your belts. If no one has any questions you can all mount up and get into aerial formation as per your Wingleader’s direction.” He mounted Sabanth then in order to get both Wings set at their proper altitudes.
Wingleader: L'rey of Bronze Codrath - 56 feet (Taxx)
No'va of Brown Alduntulath - 49 feet (Zen)
Riana of Brown Camachath - 45 feet (Dee)
Vitra of Blue Tucseth - 40.5 feet (Taxx)
Maz'ru of Blue Quilath - 39 feet (Muze)
M'kin of Blue Silvagenith - 38.5 feet (NPC)
(A) ?? of Blue Mucalonith - 37 feet (??)
Ts'lar of Green Serenth - 31.5 feet (Esko)
Krista of Green Ophiuth - 31 feet (NPC)
Siorreya of Green Amagetith - 29 feet (Kevna)
D'lon of Green Catarath - 27 feet (NPC)
Joia of White Tellamuth - 20 feet (Alyx)
Wingleader: V'than of Brown Saruth – 50 feet (Muze)
S'goi of Bronze Ramacuth - 52.5 feet (Esko)
E'san of Brown Norioth - 44 feet (Alyx)
T'ren of Brown Ralecheth - 42 feet (NPC)
R'tol of Blue Hadryth - 40 feet (NPC)
I'an of Blue Delphith – 37 feet (NPC)
Ny'x of Blue Nimocith - 35 feet (Kevna)
Muze of Green Rylath - 34.5 feet (Muze)
C'rys of Green Vorscuth - 32 feet (Hiko)
(A) ?? of Green Laspherith - 31 feet (??)
Javana of Green Volututh - 28 feet (NPC)
K'zar of Green Lepsuth - 26 feet - (Taxx)
Conditions: Steady/Windy, Stray Gusts, Clear Weather
This is going to work similarly to a normal Threadfall, only no one will be dropping out of the fight at any point and there will be 4 rounds instead of 6. The first 2 rounds will be played with Wing 1 in high position and then the last 2 rounds will be played with Wing 2 in high position. You may play all your weyrlings and are not limited to only 2 characters (though this only really applies to Muze xD). As this is their first time ever playing at Threadfall, there is a GOOD likelihood of getting hit, seeing as they have no real idea what they’re doing just yet, so the rolls reflect this. The color choices for this are more limited as well, and you will find the list below. Taxx and muze should be the first ones to post, so as to decide on their Wing’s formation - information on this can be found in the Threadfighting 101 thread and I’m not helping you decide ;) - but after the first round and formations are set, anyone can post in any order as with normal Fall. There is no time limit for posting in this as there is with normal Fall, but I will move the thread forward if it stagnates too long and begin new rounds as I feel it necessary. EDIT: YES, you may use ONE save during this, but it will be a full save, you can't split it to use 'half' saves. If you have any questions, please feel free to DM me or ask in the Threadfall channel in the discord~
Roll Result Possibilities
8-10 - Major - A major hit is anywhere on the dragon’s head or wings, and anywhere at all on the rider. A major hit counts for 5 points.
5-7 - Minor - A minor hit is anywhere on the dragon that is not the head or wings. A minor hit counts for 1 point.
1-4 - None. 0 points.