Black Diamonds Clutch - Spices and Dune
Hatching July 21st & 22nd, 2007
Pern date 8.15.11.05
Sunrise, Sunset, Fiery Inferno Egg
Blue Illicumeth - Coranthern
The hatchling within this fiery shell should be bronze, really, he should be, shouldn’t he? A dark bronze should pair up with this shell, a bronze molded and marked in the fires of the very shell encompassing it. No such bronze exists inside the Sunrise, Sunset, Fiery Inferno Egg and there will be disappointment when a blue slips from the confines of such a magnificent shell.
Based on Anise Thurfir Hawat
The Wax Marble Egg
Green Basalith - Oshka
This green dragon is what can only be described as warm and friendly. She loves to meet new people and is keen to get along with anyone. As such she tends to be chatty and will willingly do things to help others, especially if she thinks it will help her make more friends.
Based on Basil Piter De Vries
Taste of Dark Bark Egg
Poured into the perfectly crystalline shell of the Taste of Dark Bark egg, of course. It may strike a candidate as a little strange to look upon, but there's something warm and inviting to the look of the egg, something about the way the reflection over the warm golden red surface invites a candidate to reach out and touch it, or to try to ladle a handful of liquid off of it.
Go on, try it. The Dragonet inside won't mind the attention.
Blue Masaleth - Brykro
This young blue will be his Rider's strength, both in youth and in old age. There are some Dragonets who are boisterous or sharp or silly or serious; Masaleth will be as familiar as putting on a favorite pair of pants, and just as satisfying to spend time with.
Based on Cardamom Jamis
Lavender's Lushness Egg
The mystery will remain, this egg will keep its secrets forever because in what world are the mountains lilac and the very dirt appears to be lavender rose? Not ours.
Green Nipath - Valisa
A laid back little green is going to come rolling out of this egg. Literally she'll roll from her shell and quite lazily at that. While other hatchlings might be in a rush to burst out, she'll take her dear ol' time about it all. She might start hatching first while a few others get out and walk about but because she's not in any rush she just might need a little bit of encouragement to make it completely from that comfy shell.
Based on Catnip Dr. Wellington Yueh
I'll Make You Notice
What happened to this poor egg? Did it instead start out life as an unripe redfruit only to have someone ruin the facade by somehow making only strips of it ripe while leaving the rest? Or maybe it's an ominous sign for the hatchling inside. Perhaps some unsuspecting green dragon lays inside waiting for the day that she'll hatch, only something will go horribly wrong and she'll tear someone apart. Or maybe the hatching will go fine but somewhere down the like she and her rider will be caught by thread, leaving them to bleed blood and ichor.
Either way this egg seems to hint and unpleasant things to come, let's just hope that the truth is less gruesome.
Green Percayth - Kaori
Percayth will hatch from her egg in a burst of red and green and, perhaps as a way to fulfill the evil seeming destiny of the egg, she'll cut herself on a shell shard. No matter though, she'll continue on without a care that she's been accidentally sliced by her own egg and take off at a running bolt towards whatever happens to catch her egg first. Oh yes, from the get small Percayth will be feisty and energetic. Everything will seem interesting, unless it happens to try to slow her down, such as an injury, then it will be summarily ignored with a sheer force of will that might get her seriously injured or killed if her rider isn't careful in the future.
Based on Cayenne Pepper Feyd Ruatha
Marks in the Dirt Egg
Hopefully the Dragonet inside is still okay, despite the fact that it looks vaguely like someone played kick-ball with he egg.
Green Cerefoth - Aella
For a dragonet with such an unassuming egg-of-origin, Cereforth has a strength of ego that could impress the haughtiest of browns. It's a shame that Cereforth is only a green. A dainty, delicate little green, with pale coloring, and a skinny tail, and delicate claws, and a small stature that will make her rider doubt that she's ridable -- until she hits a growth spurt because she finally discovers that she has a taste for fresh herdbeast, thank you, no pre-cut preparations for her.
Based on Chervil Princess Irulan
Rolling In Dirt Egg
Brown Lacoth - Rerwen
It's apparent that Lacoth is a smooth dragon in all respects from the beginning. He'll slide easily from his egg and move agilely to sweet talk the nearest green or to convince a fellow male hatchling to help him with something that catches his eye, probably said green sibling. Of course once his male clutchmates help his green clutchmates he'll be first to subtly, and not so subtly, claim credit for what the blues, browns, and bronzes have done. Since he's rather likable even when bragging he'll quickly win over at least some of the greens of the clutch, something that will continue to happen with other greens and maybe a gold or two as he grows older.
Based on Chocolate Gurney Halleck
Swirls of Brown Egg
Brown Nammonith - Tomass
A dark brown hatchling bursts forth from this egg. No lazy entrance into the world for this guy. He’s bold, he’s lively from the get go and he’s got a wonderful, amazing hide. His dark, rich brown seems to have a lighter undercoat that only makes the plush darkness stand out more. Nammonith’s hide will be incredibly soft to the touch.
Based on Cinnamon Duncan
Barren Land Egg
Forever coated in this hardened dirt, one can only hope that come spring, like a garden passing through Winter and entering Spring, it will push forth something amazing. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to see a bright green shoot push up through this barren landscape?
Bronze Zingiberth - Okalini
Look out folks here comes Zingiberth! He's medium bronze in color and powerfully built even at his young age. If his size is any indication of what he might turn into, wow, he is going to be a big bronze. He KNOWS he is bronze as well. When Zingiberth mindspeaks most can't help but listen, he just radiates power and success even as a hatchling. He’ll be determined from the start to get power, keep power and to use it wisely. Yes, wisely. For all that he wants power he’s not going to overwhelm others with it, at least not after it back fires on him a few times and he’s reprimanded as a young dragon. He’ll learn that having power and using it correctly are two different things.
Based on Ginger Paul Atredies
Darker Depths Egg
The camoflauge of shadows is meant to distract some while tangles bar passage should shadows alone not deter people from coming closer. Perhaps it prefers or requires the peaceful solitude where nobody else will tread for some unknown reason. What explanation might exist remain concealed beneath the darker exterior as much as everything else the eggs keeps secret.
Any mysteries that may be held here shall never leave apparently. Will anything even dare tread through these depths come hatching day?
Green Jingseth - Aididan
Inside this dark egg it's easy to imagine a dark dragon. A brown, maybe a dark burnished bronze, but what seemingly slips from this egg shell as it cracks in half and falls open is a very pretty fern green dragon. The delicate nature of this small dragon will cause the ouu's and ahh's to sound as she unfolds herself, what people don't know though is she'll be vocal from the start to her clutchmates.
Based on Ginseng Rabben
Lump of Firestone Anyone? Egg
Blue Hobath - Korena
Seeping from the cracks in this ones shell long before it fully hatches, the egg goo is thick and viscous. It’s no wonder when the dragon inside appears he is just coated from head to foot in this thick substance. Isn’t goo suppose to be runny, thin, and more liquid? Perhaps, but this blue, coated in such an icky coat of goo won’t seem to mind at all. He’s a chubby young blue, and underneath all the goo is the most amazing blue color. The color is known as Persian Blue, and it’s a color from the mineral lapis lazuli, a rare mineral indeed as well as a rare color. On young Hobath the color is absolutely striking. It’s a rich, rich color that will catch many an eye human, and dragon a like.
Based on Jojoba Reverend Mother Ramallo
The South is known for its many exotic flowers and this huge egg looks like it’d be right at home there among them. The pink is so soft, the green so vibrant. This egg will have more than one person scouring the fields of flowers to find exactly the same one in miniature. Some people will come very close and it won’t be surprising to find flowers brought to the hatching cavern and strewn about the stands in recognition of this amazing egg.
Green Riodorath - Briani
This hatchling is rather refreshing right from the start. The sight of this spring green colored dragon is tempered by headknobs of a darker sea green and ridges a lighter tea green. The colors on her are quite bright for all they’re not the brightest of green colorings. She’ll be easy on the eyes and pleasant to watch as she moves about.
Based on Myrtle Lady Jessica
Spring Loam Egg
Blue Myristicath - Malonant
Myristicath is a shimmering blue dragonet and right from the start he practically exudes a pleasant personality and a sense of happiness that enlivens the dullest of situations. Optimistic and thoughtful in all senses of the word, Myristicath can sometimes succumb to flights of fancy and speculation that are harmless and entertaining rather than anything else - if occassionally irritating when he should be concentrating. He does like to socialise and is very gregarious as far as blue dragons go, and will be popular because of his generally happy and uplifting demeanor.
Based on Nutmeg Staban Tuek
Shapes A Plenty Egg
To the touch the shell is slightly rough and bumpy. It feels warm as do all eggs on the heat of the sands, but there is warmth that almost makes you feel numb in the comfort that it offers. This egg is almost welcoming you, offering you the chance to be the rider for the hatchling inside.
Green Oregeth - Eryian
A delicately built yellowish green dragon hatches from the Mottled Picture Egg. A long neck and elongated snout provide a proud face that will take in everything she sees. A darker green spine runs down her back and her wings almost look golden as the yellowing towards their tips becomes more accentuated.
Based on Oregano Shadout Mapes
Cotton Cutie Egg
A lot of Candidates will want to touch this egg, they’re almost positive it has to be soft to touch, that tendrils of the cotton will just curl about their fingers if they let them. The disappointment will come when they do touch the shell and it’s hard and smooth. There isn’t one thing soft about this egg other than the way it looks. One egg shaped cloud of cotton to yield one soft fuzzy dragon? One can hope.
Brown Cablinith - Kamon
Ah, the rich musky scent that immediately fills the air when this egg cracks open will astound many. Yes, dragons all have their own musky scent, but this dragon’s scent is exceptionally strong and not in a bad way really. A warm, musky, spicy odor is thickly covering this brown and he doesn’t even notice, why would he, he’s lived with it in his shell for a long time now.
Based on Patchouli Dr. Kynes
Shadowed Blue Egg
Blue Mareth - Zohi
This beautiful blue hatchling has hide the colour of the Arolosian sky on a warm sunny day. The mid blue seems to glow demonstrating a depth that is unusual in most blue dragons. After a wash and an oiling his hide will gleam and glow as though he is trying to complete with the shiniest of metalics. Indeed, he could well prove to be popular with the greens as his hide is both stunning and attractive.
Based on Rosemary Duke Leo Atreides
Blotches or Beauty Egg
Of course another might see things completely different. Is that really a swamp with thick, viscous waters teeming with leeches and poisonous snakes? Perhaps it holds creepy, slithery things best left hidden in murky water thick with the undergrowth of the green slime.
Whatever you see, there is hope that within this semi-attractive egg the hatchling is island pleasant and not the slimy swampy sort.
Green Salviath - Tanalei
Bursting forth from the Blotches or Beauty egg a pale green hatchling will be bugling loudly, wanting all to look at her for she has arrived and wants all the attention she can get. On par with a gold, this mossy misty green will have the need to be seen attitude not associated readily with those of her color. She'll think she's the epitome of what all greens should strive for, the perfection of a green and of course she'll want others to think that as well. Will they? Probably not all but there may be some willing to indulge her and most certainly her lifemate will.
Based on Sage Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam
Woven Riches Egg
Chances are some other color shall emerge without being what's suggested by the richness laid out across the eggshell. The egg stands confident in strength born from such metalic nature being spread openly for all to see. No doubts, no regrets appear on this tapestry and were there any they'd surely be obviously. Of that anyone who looks upon this egg cannot doubt.
Something about it simply inspires the belief it could take on the world.
Blue Sesamuth - Hree
The deep blue of the hatchling inside the Woven Riches Egg is a bit chubby when he hatches. Will he remain that way? There's a good possiblity. Sesamuth is a very laid back blue from the start. He won't flounder about like some young dragons do. He holds about him an air of tranquility and little will rattle this dragon.
Based on Sesame Bene Gesserit Sister
Light Beacon Egg
The imagination will need to run wild with this one to make the egg attractive. Perhaps some will be drawn to the light beacon, perhaps not. Whatever attention this shell draws will certainly be no reflection on the hatchling within. A gorgeous, loving hatchling has to lay nestled within this strange egg, maybe he or she will be able to enlighten others to the shells strangeness, unfortunately a very remote possibility.
Blue Perminth - Tasnva
The blue hatchling that emerges from the Light Beacon Egg, is a long lanky one of the pretties Persian blue color. From muzzle to tail tip he’s a solid color. Turn him on his back an examine his belly and you won’t find a single shade of blue different from the dark uniform coloring he sports. You can even check between his claws, he’s not going to turn up with another shade of blue and when his eyes whirl that rich dark coloring he seems to be just one solid color. Does his coloring detract from him? Not sporting any intricate designs, not having any variations at all? No, it does not. He comes across as gorgeous and will forever be remarkable that way.
Based on Spearmint Othyem
Sauteed Sea Grass Egg
So will Candidates be interested in this odd egg? Some will, maybe the bakers in the group will be curious to get a closer look. Others might want to pick off that unsightly green grassy stuff, but they won't be able to, it's stuck there good for better or worse.
Blue Gantarth - Gelinite
A pale blue muzzle will peek out of the Grass Tufts Egg. This hatchling isn’t too sure from the get go that he wants to hatch. This indecisive trait will follow the blue most of his life but will be more pronounced when he’s young. He’ll make it out of his shell and reveal he’s a rather small blue, but Faranth he has large feet! Walking on those large feet will be a bit awkward at first and he’ll plop down and wonder at them more than once as he’s trying to grow into them.
Based on Tarragon Alia
Gilded Summer Egg
Bronze Tymith - Palinar
Tymith is a fine figure of a bronze, touched with the brassy gold glints that come with being a paler coloured bronze dragonet. He is compact, tough looking and with wide wings showing he will be a force to be reckoned with in flights.
Based on Thyme Stilgar
The Cooling Eruption Egg
Places where fire darkens do suggest the inward fury has cooler patches and people needn't hurry for cover. Any explosion could blow over without harm. The eggs small enough that nobody could consider it a threat unless they drew too close.
If those colors are warnings though perhaps it would be best keeping some distance from possible vengeance. With such vibrance such things could be possible, just like such things could indicate something about the dragon inside. Anything having one fraction of this eggs temperament would be a scary thing to someday behold.
Green Trerith - Sreponia
The spitfire that comes from the Cooling Eruption Egg is a perfect match to that very vibrant fiery egg shell. She's green, she's loud, and she's right up in your face ready to go, go, go. Tretith has more energy than even she knows what to do with. She's a hyper green that will talk so fast you have to tell her to slow down a bit just to understand her. She not only talks fast, she talks loud and she talks a lot. She won't so much talk to strangers, but her lifemate and clutchmates will get the full affect of her chatter. She doesn't have to have anything specific to talk about either. She seems to be an authority on almost every subject and if you have a differing opinion she'll pause long enough to listen to it and on the rare occasion she might change her own stance. She just loves the sound of her own mindvoice and when she's in lessons she'll find it hard to let the teacher do the talking and instructing and not her. No, it doesn't matter that she has no clue about most things at first, she latches on to an idea and expounds on it until it seems right. This dragon is going to take a lot of training, maybe more so than others because she'll have to relearn things over and over the right way until somehow she adopts them as her way. Will this put the Weyrling pair behind? There's a possibility. She might just need a lot of one on one with the AWLM's who knows.
Based on Turmeric Padisha Emperor Shaddam IV
Weaving Pink Egg
This egg is a pink lover's dream in some ways. The varying shade of the color will please the eye, but why did the weaver add that green? A flower garden mixmatch? No weaver had a hand in this egg and that's a fact. The powers that created this wonder are blameless for it is a mere egg shell and a fascinating one at that.
Green Valenath - Khelir
A fascinating shell should produce a fascinating hatchling and in this instance that will be quite true. The delicate green that come from the Weaving Pink Egg is empowering to look upon. She has the fortune of seemingly being etched from the most exquisite piece of marble malachite to be found. Malachite is a very mellow green crystal with convoluted whorls and ripples, with this hatchlings hide being no different. She’s gorgeous to behold as one shade of green melds against another. To look at her you want to follow those wonderful lines covering her entire hide, she’s a piece of art really and as such it won’t be unusual for artists to want to use her as a model from hatchling-hood to adulthood.
Based on Valerian Chani
Butter Frosting Egg
Green Vallineth - Boryn
Vallineth is sweet and adorable right from the shell. Small and dainty for a green, she exudes a sense of perpetual innocence and niaivety that is incredibly endearing. Cute is a word that will be used to describe her way too often and with reason. She just has that wide eyed look of wonderment about everything. In fact, her personality reflects that. She is genuinely entraced by anything and everything. The sky being blue, the way the light sparkles on the lake will be a reason to dance in the shallows - her life mate will have to get used to being dragged off to play like this!
Based on Vanilla Harah Jamis wife
Bright Threads on the Loom Egg
Touching this egg leaves a tingling warmth on the hands long after it should've faded. There is something warm and fiery concealed by the draped cloth texture of the Egg itself. Something complex, dark and light all at once. This Egg will draw the complex personalities to it as if sensing kindred spirits.
Green Zedoarth - Karessh
Zedoarth is a dark looking green, long and thin boned. She'll never be plump and always look like she should've eaten more even after a full meal! She is a complex personality as greens go, fiery and bright and enjoying a spirited argument as much as anything else or a clash of opinions.
Based on Zedoary Baron Valdimar Harkonnen
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