FrostedSentinels Clutch - Holidays
Hatching December 27th, 2003
Pern date 126.96.36.199
Glass Singing Egg
A candidate that touches this egg will find it hot as any other, but their mind might try to deceive them and tell them it is cold. The subtle tones to it hold an interest that seems to reflect your own. And it almost seems to sing in your ears, a tune high and delicate, familiar yet nothing that you know.
Blue Azireth - Mellara
Azireth is a pale blue colour that shimmers in the reflecting sunlight. There are no apparent markings that would distinguish him except that he is quite uniquely the same colour blue all over. Azireth is content with his looks though, feeling that he is more of a perfect colour than any other blue.
Based on 01 - Bauble Angel
Brown Bredeth - M'thias
There is a rich, dark, velvety-smooth ginger brown dragon hiding inside this partially eaten chocolate eggshell. Bredeth is one of the few dragons that can actually lay claim towards mirroring the coloring of his egg. Oh, he?s not a perfect mirror image, he has no stripes and there is not a speck of white on him, but his hide coloring looks absolutely mouth-watering, just like his shell.
Based on 02 - Gingerbread Man
The Not Quite Done Egg
The overall look of it is amateurish at best. It's as if a child was given the job of piecing the egg together and, growing bored with the task, just gave in and covered it with glue in the hopes that it would still be all right. Hopefully the dragonet within won't be similarly unfinished, if the egg manages to last til the Hatching!
Green Buskath - P'nia
Buskath is a little green who tends to focus very intently on whatever it is she's trying to do. If you're upset, or ask her for help when she's busy, she'll have very little time for sympathy even if you're her rider. She'll be too busy trying to learn the lesson, or kill the herdbeast or catch a fish to have time to notice, let alone help.
Based on 03 - Babouschka and the Three Wise Men
Silver Lost In Slime Egg
Though the surface of this egg is dry to the touch, it looks slimy. Its colour is an unpalatable greeny yellow, reminiscent of mould, pond-slime or something worse. Indeed, its appearance suggests that it might quite literally be a rotten egg. The colour certainly doesn't look healthy, and from a short range it might even smell a bit odd.
In the ugliest of things there is beauty to be found, and so it is with this egg. Look closer and you can see the strands of tangled silver that shine under the slime. Perhaps this egg *does* hold something special, but if the shell means anything at all then you will have to look deep within to find it.
Or perhaps the sickly yellowy green egg holds a dragonet that's just as sickly. Who knows?
Blue Lilfirth - K'ydar
While his classmates, and later his wingmates may burst confidence and tell of how much and well they'll flame Thread, Lilfirth will always be the one lurking at the back of the class moping. He'll always be a small blue, and one who doesn't grasp things quite so quickly or as easily as others and in his opinion this will always make him a failure in his life.
Based on 04 - The Littlest Fir Tree
But Baby, Its Hot Outside
Candidates who move closer to take a look will find that the heap of snow starts looking more egg-like as they get nearer, until they're close enough to see that it's really just a white egg with a powdery-looking surface, lying on its side. Still, it is a very cold looking egg with pale blue streaks making it seem even more frosty. Those who risk Klarath's wrath and reach out to brush the egg's surface with their fingers might think that it feels cooler than it should. More imaginative Candidates may find themselves feeling sorry for the poor chilled little dragonet inside - perhaps if they covered it with a blanket, or Klarath fussed over it a little more, it would start to warm up? Maybe that would be a bad idea though, as it might just melt.
Bronze Barrith - Tr'vyn
Barrith can see the good in anyone - and that isn't meant in the gentlest sense. He won't sit and pet someone in a self-pitying mood. He *will* tell them what they have to be grateful for. Everyone is born with gifts, from the sickliest green to the stupidest human. These are free gifts, with no strings attached, and everything that is given is given for a reason. Perhaps they might feel that these gifts are worth nothing because they have no friends, have no family, come from an evil and traumatised childhood? They are wrong. All the members of the Weyr are one huge family, and should give freely to help one another. Admittedly, that family may sometimes seem ungrateful, or seem to shut you out but they're still your family and as such you should love them.
Based on 05 - Barrington Bunny
Perns Biggest Pie Egg
The bright orange coloring with dark freckles and the oddly ridged appearance can certainly explain the confusion. For a select few, this egg seems to hold the promise of toys and goodies for all the good (and sincere) Candidates... though most people scoff at that idea. After all, it's just an egg; it'll hold nothing but a dragon. A dragon should be enough for most people, of course... but there are still those few who sincerely believe that something extra special will happen when this egg hatches.
Blue Lynuth - T'rek
Wait... isn't the Famine over? You'd never know it from this blue! Lynuth is seemingly nothing but skin and bones. He's healthy enough, mind, just... skinny. Really, really skinny. Emaciated-looking, even. No matter how much he eats, Lynuth will never bulk out. His body, limbs, and wings are a dark blue, but his head, paws, wingtips, and ridge-edges are an extremely light blue, light enough that at night, under Belior's light, it can actually look bone-white. His limbs are quite long, and seem even longer due to their thinness. Though it looks like Lynuth should be extremely gawky, he's actually quite elegant on the ground, compared to other dragons. Perhaps because he doesn't have their mass to move around... His neck, tail, and body are also longer than the norm, giving Lynuth a sort of stretched-out look.
Based on 06 - Great Pumpkin - Jack Skellington
The Mystic Cackling Egg
Candidates that take an interest in this egg will see a turmoil of emotions that are kept in strict order, organised chaos. When you touch it the egg tries to draw you in. It will cast a spell on you to tug at your desires. You want this egg to be yours! No-one else should have this egg, but you. Only you will be special enough for what this holds...
Green Felineth - Trista
A slender grace forms the basis on which this green will appear to others. Elegant in her moves at all times this green will develop into a beauty by any normal standards and she knows it. She has a tendency to preen when embarrassed and could easily spend hours being cleaned or attempting to clean herself.
Based on 07 - Witch - Cat
Spark of Joy Egg
Green Gabrelleth - Verla
Upon breaking out of her magnificent purple shell this dark, leafy green hatchling regally holds herself up. There is very little odd wobbling with this little green and one of the reasons could be the way she holds her very impressive wings slightly out from her sides right from the start.
Based on 08 - Angel
Crystaline Entity Egg
Blue Glowith - Oltarya
Bright and perky in attitude right from the shell, Glowith in color is actually darker. His navy blue hide is speckled by faint flecks of a stormy sky peeking out, perhaps in reference to his muddled thought process. Well, they're not quite muddle but Glowith's thoughts go in a straight line without a break... unlike his large lanky body that can't get anywhere without stumbling over something, somebody or some part of himself. Coordinating the long limbs isn't easy for this dragon who's thoughts tend to be about completely irrelevant issues. Once Glowith gets started on something there is no distracting him until either there is no more subject or the blue falls asleep. His single-minded attention makes it difficult for the blue to learn anything that isn't related to what is currently on his mind. His rider will certainly has an interesting time trying to get Glowith to focus on weyrling lessons.
Based on 09 - Christmas Lights
A Stranger In The Storm Egg
Blue Tannebauth - J'rous
This blue is wrapped in the bubbling warmth that's the color of clean refreshing water. Faintly visible lighter blue lines nick out a vague bubble pattern onto Tannebauth's hide. He even flows around with smooth even moves, one step after the other in an unchanging rhythm. The one he Impresses to will at least have to keep a close eye on Tannebauth for trouble, his fragile build makes him more prone to injury. Yet this sleek, aerodynamic blue that is also fairly vulnerable to having his hide crack has a smooth, flowing shape which is easy to scrub the dirt off of.
Based on 10 - candle flame and carolers acaroling
Wheel of the Year Egg
Blue Snolskith - Saravaasah (Sara)
Snolskith moves with slow heavy steps like he's weighed down by something as he takes direct unwavering courses. Doubt has no place with this average sized blue yet neither does confidence, nor is it from pride that he holds his head up high before onlookers. No the blue has more of a serious and knowing posture, he exudes a sense that he knows all and has seen all. He is a bit more uncertain about schedules since it is so rare for him to be exactly on time. Either he is early or either he is late but one thing for sure is that whoever he Impresses to must be timely in care of his dark, dark blue hide. Else this blue won't be a happy blue. Snolskith might not have the best timing of other dragons but he knows that others should be better at it than him. If his lifemate can't learn something from him then Snolskith is determined to find someone who can teach.
Based on 11 - Father Time
Cyclopean Watcher Egg
Green Nuyestath - Athea
Nuyestath is a tiny green, perhaps one of the tiniest of her clutchmates. Being so small hasn't made her a dainty creature. Instead she is a plump green and it isn't even half from muscle. Sure she'll get stronger in time but that won't help her form any. Her coloration insures that at least a glance. Her tail is a dusty green that lightens and becomes cleaner looking toward the front. It's like her back end has been sitting around longer already collecting dust than her front.
Based on 12 - Baby New Years
Oh The Pain! Egg
Merely looking at the egg can stir an odd sense of sharp pain in male candidates, one they could only clearly identify with if they'd ever been in a maiming farm accident that involved their crotch. Touching it Ė for those who dare to near its strange surface Ė- can fill a Candidate with a sense of song.
Blue Balleth - T'rston
Balleth will be the easy going, well behaved dragon that everyone wants, as long as you don't pay too close attention to him. He behavior in public is impeccable and admirable -- but when he gets 'home' to his weyr, when it's just he and his life mate, he's brattish and prone to fits of melodramatic anger.
Based on 13 - Mutilated Genitals -- Countertenor
The I Didn√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘt Do It! Egg
Thereís really something about this egg that lends itself to a conspiracy theory or twelve. The only sure thing about the pretty, guilty egg is that the dragon will hatch with either a persecution complex or a righteous sense of anger.
Itís not the dragonetís fault that itís in a guilty egg.
Blue Gufath - Tashae
Or maybe it IS the Dragonet's fault that it's in a guilty egg.
Based on 14 - Guy Fawkes
Just Cant Wait Egg
Or wait! Wait, thereís sort of a peachy glow to it, maybe itís a bronze, or even a gold in the -- Or just the reflection of another candidateís face while he peers in eagerly. Itís so tempting to pick the whole egg up up and give it a shake, isnít it? Maybe if you knew how heavy it was, you could guess at what's inside.
Green Hypeth - M'lik
Some Dragons are made for mischief. Other dragons, one suspects, were bred *specifically* for the purpose of being cute and infuriatingly curious all in one fell swoop. It's a step above and beyond mischief.
Based on 15 - Small Child
The Beauty of Darkness Egg
As candidates move about touching eggs, this one tends to settle in upon itself, not wanting the attention that the other eggs get. The dragonet within is perfectly happy hiding in the darkness until the perfect time to reveal itself comes. If one were to listen very carefully, a soft humming might be heard as the hatching day draws near ... and yet, it might be the wind.
Green Gholith - Braelyn
One of the smallest greens, this little lady is such a dark color, she would get lost at night if not for her jeweled eyes. The deep forest green color is only broken by threads of grayish greens weaving along her neckridges and under her belly. Gholith is incredibly graceful both on land and air, her tiny body sliding into the smallest formations in order to flame thread. She is very fast and if you're not watching, you'd swear she wasn't there but a moment ago.
Based on 16 - Ghost
Softly Swirling Egg
But don?t be fooled by the quietness of this egg as it is deceiving. The colors are plotting and waiting for the perfect time to spring a trick upon you. Of course, with such beautiful shades, who would really mind?
Green Cotonth - Ashalana
Although Cotonth is of average size, her headknobs are a bit longer than her sisters and her tail is a bit shorter. She tends to keep her tail curled against her when she's lying down or sitting on her haunches, making it appear stubby. Her hide is the color of fresh spring grass with lighter greens under her wings and on her belly. Unfortunately, she has large front teeth and will have a problem keeping her mouth shut.
Based on 17 - Easter Bunny
Welcome Home Egg
Brown Reinarth - F'dwa
Reinarth is a very small dragon. His wings are short, his legs are rather stubbly, and he is about the size of a large blue. His hide is a light brown, darkening towards his muzzle, which is a deep brown, almost black. As a dragonet he is a little pudgy, but he will thin out in time and become very sleek.
Based on 18 - Rudolph
Web of Darkness egg
However, there is nothing beautiful about this egg as a whole. It almost seems... sinister. Few Candidates are brave enough to venture close to it, and even those might draw back. Is that a set of eyes? No... it's just an egg, after all... but for a moment, that black bit looked like a large, hairy leg...
Blue Lidgeth - Mysty, aka Imp
Lidgeth will be a medium-sized blue, a deep navy color. His underbelly is spotted with lighter patches, but the rest of his body is uniformally colored. He has a habit of tilting his head to the side while he watches something, utterly fascinated. As a dragonet his feet will be rather large, but he will move with a surprising grace and confidence.
Based on 19 - Mistletoe
It is Just On Fire Egg
Dulled silver flecks battle with the gloomy darkness, both trying to rule over the parts of the sphere not brightened by the fire's glow. The flames, the dim silver, and the ever-creeping darkness all fuse together to form an image of loneliness and betrayal. Someone's been very disappointed.
Brown Curmuduth - J'lan
From the minute he emerges from his egg and surveys the Hatching Grounds, this brown will always be aloof. Curmuduth is far more concerned with becoming useful and productive for the Weyr than for the feelings of his Clutchmates or anyone else he meets. He'll *try* to be more gentle when it comes to his rider's sentiments, but even then the brown will be unable to keep from commenting if his lifemate does something Curmuduth considers silly.
Based on 20 - Mr. Scrooge
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