MONTH 13-14 LESSON - Flaming Formation
Entered by: ArolosBoD
Date: 2005-01-14 Relevant to: Arolos
Summary: "It may seem obvious," B'lin began as he began the session. "But, when you are fighting Thread the last thing you need is to have another dragon pair come at you flaming, or accidentally flame your tail, or wing or whatever! So, now you have learnt to control your enthusiasm for flaming," and he smiled a little at that. "We will learn to apply this in a practical fashion. Now you will see part of the reason for the arrangement of the wing formations. They are designed so that there is enough leeway that if a dragon has to backwing and flame, the dragons around them have enough time to moderate their flame and speed. The difficulty comes where Thread hits in close proximity and the formation bunches up so you are within flaming distance. Now when we get aloft, in our basic arrowhead formation on my mark you flame full and then I will send a rapid sequence of maneuvers AND flame control instruction, which you have to obey immediately. Imagine that a dragon has swung into view unexpectedly... and react accordingly. I will give you no warning for this. Now...if we are all fire-stoned up...lets get up there and flaming!"
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