A Fine Meal

These two areas are really in one truly gigantic cavern, one of the closest to the outer wall of the mesa. Indeed, on the far side of the Dining Hall, the wall actually opens up; from afar it appears to be a simple hole in the cliffside leading into a cave of indeterminate size. This allows dragons to land just long enough to drop off their riders before proceeding to their own weyr ledge or wherever else the dragon cares to go. Humans without a dragon to drop them off can access the Dining Cavern on foot by taking any one of several small tunnels which branch off the various main routes through the inner passageways of the Weyr's mesa. Like all Weyrs, there are scheduled mealtimes, but certain basic fare (such as klah, wine, bread, and some sort of meat stew) is always available any time of day or night. The big hearths are on the opposite side of the huge cavern from the dragon-opening, with the serving areas arrayed to one side. There is a raised dais in front of the biggest hearth, on which is placed a long trestle table with a stone inlaid surface. This is where Queen- and Kingriders sit, as well as Wingleaders whose dragons are of lesser caste, plus high-ranking guests such as Lord Holders or MasterCrafters. In front of the dais on the lower level is a longer, simpler table reserved for Officer riders and Wingseconds of any caste, while six huge, long picnic bench-style tables suffice for the rest of the Weyr's riders and Weyrfolk.
Femisis
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Femisis
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13 Dec 2015, 03:35 #11

Snorting, Ci’ero tucked into his meal. He was well aware of J'kosian’s distaste at his presence, not that he cared. Well, perhaps he should care, but he didn’t at the moment. He wasn’t very good at making friends. It was a leftover survival habit from Stonefalls, but now that they were safe (relatively), he should at least be trying to make acquaintances. “If you want to meet dragons, I’m sure Sephiroth wouldn’t mind entertaining you for an afternoon, though you have to catch him in the right mood.” Ci’ero told Terana between bites. “The more familiar you are with dragons before a hatching, the better off you are.” He was speaking from personal experience on that note. If he had met a few before his first hatching he may not have reacted so poorly when the first one hatched. Thank Faranth Sephiroth hadn’t been around to see that...
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MistyEvening
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29 Dec 2015, 01:32 #12

Terana chewed thoughtfully for a bit. "I suppose you're right." she says finally, "You don't get to meet many dragons on the r..." She cuts off, coughing. "I mean, where I'm from." She silently berated herself for letting that slip.

"I'm sure it will go fine, though. I haven't felt any reason to worry as of yet." Terana grins, blissfully unaware that her Talent is anything more than standard intuition. She did look a little puzzled at the wink, having been away from civilization for so long. "...If you can give directions, I'm sure I can manage on my own..."
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