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Mertonius
09/14/2001 10:20 PM

Mertonius examined the dead form of the dragon before him. It has been like this all over Krynn, dragons of many forms were dying from an unknown agent. The symptoms were benign at the start, as he imvestigated. Memory loss, vertigo in flight, sudden irrational behavior. This would be punctuated with a short duration of quietude that would erupt in a massive outburst, wherein the dragon dies from agonizing pain that erupts from the head.

"I have to warn the others, we have to find a cure soon or all the dragons on Krynn would surely perish!"

(OOC: I've been seeing a steady increase of dragon characters and it came to me that it would be nice to have everyone work on something. Like a common cause. All dragons are welcomed, you can even use the legendary dragon overlords. As I say, It would be fun to see how well you guys would handle your character as they slowly die...) I thought I was alone in the dark... Now, I Know I am Alone In the Dark... Marc

Mirror
09/14/2001 11:16 PM

Mirror ran back from the fire carrying another bowl of hot water. She had no idea what was happening to her dragon friend, the silver dragon Aalandra, but she had to help in any way she could.

Aalandra's behaviour had been very strange just recently. It had started about two days previous. She had just began to fall while flying, and screaming at the top of her lungs. They had crash landed here, next to the cave they were now situated in. Aalandra had broken a wing, and was unable to fly any more. When she had come to, Aalandra had looked at Mirror very strangely,
"Who are you elf woman?" she asked.
"Don't you know me Aalandra? You were my mount when I aided in the fight against the dark forces that were swaping the entire continent!"
"I remember none of that!" Aalandra had stated rather pompously. "And even if I did fight in the war, I would not have let my rider be an elf, a WILDER elf at that! I can't stand the stench you people give off!!" With that she hid her snout under her one good wing and ordered Mirror to stand to the back of the cave.
By this time Mirror's temper was beginning to flare up. How dare this creature treat her like this!!!!
"Why you ungrateful beast!!" Mirror shouted, "All I do is try to help you, try to be your friend, and you repay me by calling me names and insulting me!!! Well, I know when I'm not wanted!" She said, picked up her pack and began to stomp out of the cave.
"Mirror, what are you talking about, why are you angry with me? I haven't done anything to you!" the silver dragon whined after the elf, seemingly not having the foggiest idea as to what had just transpired.
Mirror turned around and studied the silver. She noticed that all the haughtiness, that false air of superiority had gone, and Aalandra's eyes were once again those of a frightened puppy dog. The kagonesti was lost for words, "But you...................then.....................stench..............shouted..."
Suddenly, dawn began to break on her thoughts and she remembered hearing about a strange illness that was affecting the dragon population with disasterous results. She sighed, knowing instantly what would happen to her friend if she could not find a cure soon. She walked over to Aalandra and cradled her head in her lap, gently stroking the scales, trying to pacify the adolecent dragon.

That had been two days ago, and things had gone from bad to worse. Aalandra's mood swings had become more regular and more ferocius. She had developed some kind of virus like symptoms, as if she were coming down with a cold. Mirror was doing everything she could think of for her friend, but none of it was working. She doused the sleeping dragon's head in hot water to try and bring her body temperature up again, but it didn't seem to be doing much good. She sighed and returned to her spell books, hoping to find some clue in them. It was a fruitless earch and she knew it. She collapsed her head on the bok and began to cry herself into an unrefresshing slumber.Ray: It looks like a giant Jello mould!!
Winston: I hate Jello!
Venkman: Ah c'mon guys, there's always room for Jello!!!!!!
:P :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :P

Mertonius
09/15/2001 5:38 AM

Marcus hurried into the tent where Kheryll stayed. (the curse upon Mertonius has been lifted when he fought at the battle of the gods, some 30 years ago, which was only 3 years in Krynnish time)

"Kheryll, it is getting worst, we have reports of the dragon population overseas slowly decreasing. Sea dragons are being found in many beaches around Ansalon. Both Paladine and Takhisis agree that we better find a solution immediately. They've conferred with some of the remaining Dragon Overlords who haven't yet fallen to the Plague but it is of now use."

The Irda didn't turn to face his companion as he studied the ancient tome he brought from his sojourn to Pern.

"It is as I feared. Something from that world has crossed over to ours and is slowly killing the dragons native to our world. Whatever it is, we must find a cure quickly, we have very little time...."

Kheryll turned to Marc, his eyes gleaming. "We must find a being from Pern as soon as possible, we have very little time left..." I thought I was alone in the dark... Now, I Know I am Alone In the Dark... Marc

Airiana
09/15/2001 11:34 AM

OOC: Mertonius, I've read a few of the Dragons of Pern books.. In fact, I just finished the one you're taking this from ;) ... I also play a Dragon character, if there is any way I can help out. Can you please let me know?.. Maybe I could be a Dragon from Pern or something.. I dunno. If you would like me to, e-mail me at the following address: EricaDawn0212@aol.com

Thanks,

__________________________________________________

~ ~ Airiana

Last of the Pink-scaled Dragons

Kalia_Majere
09/15/2001 11:57 AM

OOC: same here...I wouldn't mind playing a Pern Dragon...I would Love it!!! Email me! PantherMoon_2000@hotmail.comHave you ever stopped to think then forget to start again??? :(

Goddess Bless! ;)

Varliss
09/15/2001 12:16 PM

Varliss flew high over the treetops, hunting as usual. She'd seen several large deer and elk around here, and venison would really hit the spot. As she circled, waiting, her wings failed her. Without warning, the great appendages buckled, and for the first time in her life she found herself unable to fly. Everything was spinning around her, a blur of color and sound. She flailed uselessly at the air with her wings, trying to stay aloft, but it was no use. The hybrid dragon had no idea which way was up. As she broke off from her headlong plunge into a listless, slow spiral, her last concious thought was that she hoped she didn't land on anyone. Then the black-striped, vermillion female hit the ground at a terrifying speed. Several trees shattered at the impact, and she only barely managed to pull up. Once she was on the ground, she collapsed, drifting in and out of awareness. Her head was pounding as though a horse was galloping through it. "All I have to do is rest," she mumbled to herself. "All... just rest..." and then she collapsed, delerium finally taking over in a rush of wonderful darkness.

thistledown
09/15/2001 3:51 PM

(OOC: Hey, I thought J'mes was the only person from pern visiting Krynn. But he did not arrive until the "Annoyed" thread. I don't mind having another pernese on krynn though. Maybe a harper.)

J'mes walked out of his small weyr near Palanthas. A few moments later, he and Sarumth were airborne and flying towards the Library of Palanthas to continue their research on Krynn, with Endy the firelizard close behind. As they flew over the city, they looked at some of the other caves which dotted the mountain range, home to many of the native dragons. Sarumth then noticed a dragon lying among the trees, apparently injured. The small group flew down to investigate.Free the flame and sear the grasses,
Till the dawning Red Star passes.

darknessfalls
09/16/2001 9:39 PM

Deathsurge was a hybrid dragon, one of two of his kind still alive on Krynn. He was a mix of a blue and black dragon, making his scales appear a dark sapphire color. He was an ancient wyrm, having walked Krynn since its earliest days. He was as large as a dragon overlord, his body stretched to over 250 feet from snout to the tip of his tail, and his wingspan nearly reached 300 feet. He had been on Krynn for centuries, and never had he seen times like this. His bretheryn(SP) were dieing off one at a time. Now he sensed his mate, Verliss was nearby and in danger. He then spotted her, laying motionless in a small forest. He gracefully swooped down and landed suddenly and harshly on the ground, sinking his legs nearly fifty feet into the hard dirt. "Thats never happened to me before, I must be getting old."

Deathsurge quickly went to the side of his fallen mate and cradled her head in his massive talons. "My dear speak to me." Just as he spoke he was overcome with a feeling of nausea that dragons rarely ever feel. "WHAT IS HAPPENING TO US?" He screamed at the top of his lungs, the sound causing a massive collapse of a nearby mountain. "I have to save her, I have to save us all."You cannot run from the darkness, when it comes to you, it will consume you.

Kalia_Majere
09/16/2001 11:32 PM

Over the southern horizon, a Small, but swift dragon flew. She was pure white, wings spanning 70 feet, tail lashing, acting as a rudder as she flew at top speed...she was sent to find J'mes, when she heard a loud roar of a forein Dragon. She banked and landed.

She looked at the dark blue dragon, and the red/black one lying motionless on the ground.

she turned her head and stared mutely at the angered Blue. //What is it???// she asked, knowing full well what was wrong. She shuddered and backed off a pace.Have you ever stopped to think then forget to start again??? :(

Goddess Bless! ;)

Ontarys
09/17/2001 5:39 AM

OOC: Im not real familiar with pern, hope if something goes over my head i can just ask what its about. This character is supposed to have immortality since i gave it to him in forest of wayreth, But i'll just assume this is before that storyline so he has a fear of dying and just might actually die.

The booming roar was heard for miles around putting fear in the heart of all who heard it. Off in the distance everyone knew that there is where the great dragon Vaga dwelt. The brother of Mayls he was considerably larger and ill tempered but as sneaky as a green dragon also. The people in the surrounding area all cowered in fear after hearing that roar, thinking only the worst could be in store for them.

Vaga sat brooding in his lair one of his closest companions had perished of some strange sickness that he could not explain. There had been a large increase in the sudden death of dragons all over krynn and though he had no love for most he knew something must be terribly wrong for such ancient and pwerful beings to suddenly start dying. "Takhisis could find no answer so we are left to are own devices, there must be something to stop this!" He had not felt any symptoms of the sickness and cast spells of healing upon himself for safe measure but he knew he must act quickly because for all of that he also knew it was just a matter of time..........................

The magic of the mind is within you all. Do you have the power to harness it?

Mirror
09/17/2001 10:52 AM

Mirror woke with a start to the sound of a death curdling scream in the distance. Her hand instantly went to her spell components until she realised that it had been a fair distance away, and could not possibly harm them. Suddenly, she heard the same ear piercing, bone shattering scream, only this time it was not coming from the distance but was reverberating around the small cave her and Aalandra occupied. The kagonesti turned her head to look at her companion, and watched in horror as the adolecent silver began to have some kind of mild seizure, her eyes rolling back in her head, her wings flailing all over the place. That terrible noise was coming from Aalandra's mouth, and it hurt Mirror's ears and heart to listen.
Then, there was silence. The silver dragon lay still, her breathing shallow. Mirror ran over to her companion and felt for the life beat. It was weak for a dragon, but it was still there none the less. Mirror sat, puzzled. She had not heard of syptoms such as this before, and wondered if perhaps this was some new strain of the disease. She closed her eyes and concentrated, putting out a telepathic message to anyone who chose to hear her, asking them to help her in her search for a cure, teling them that she had discovered new symptoms. She needed help, and she hoped beyond hope that someone would heed her.........Ray: It looks like a giant Jello mould!!
Winston: I hate Jello!
Venkman: Ah c'mon guys, there's always room for Jello!!!!!!
:P :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :P

Kalia_Majere
09/17/2001 12:13 PM

OOC: Thistledown, is Saurmth a Bronze or what? I never did catch his color....hehe))


Alarna lowered her head, unsure as what to do. maybe landing just now was a mistake, she should just leave and continue her search for J'mes and his dragon Saurmth.Have you ever stopped to think then forget to start again??? :(

Goddess Bless! ;)

Ontarys
09/17/2001 12:17 PM

Vaga was aware that someone was pleading for help, possibly for another dragon. *Though I have no love for all that would oppose me this is not a time for foolishness. We must all work together.*

Sending a message to this unknown caller he decided it was time to seek help. "I am here child and though I freely admit that I will soon rule this land I cannont rule it in death and nor do I wish my brethren even my enemy brothers and sisters to die the way they are dying. We must all work together to find a way and stop this and I make this promise to stay out of krynns affairs for 100 years time, in which then I shall do what I am destined. There is much to be done and many that we will need to help for there is no time for good and evil only together can we hope to find a cure. I will come to you if you wish." The magic of the mind is within you all. Do you have the power to harness it?

thistledown
09/17/2001 1:16 PM

(OOC: Sarumth, J'mes, and Endy are from Pern. Sarumth is a brown dragon, and Endy is a blue fire-lizard. Pernese dragons were genetically engineered from the native fire-lizards 2000 years ago, but then most tech was forgotten (agraian society). The dragons (and lizards) come in 5 colors (smallest to biggest): Green, Blue, Brown, Bronze, Gold. The Green and Gold are females, but the green dragons are sterile. Upon hatching, each dragon is "Impressed" by the first person who feeds it. Thus, each dragon has it's own rider. The two form a mind link for life at Impression, and if the rider dies the dragon will kill itself. If the dragon dies, the rider is often left only half a person, severly traumatized, and will often try to kill themselves. The dragons have been a necisity on Pern because every 200 years (normally) this other planet called the "Red Star" orbits close enough to pern for a creature called thread to drop to Pern. Thread quickly eats whatever it touches, but dies in flame or water. (fish think it tastes great). For more info on how J'mes got to Krynn, read the "Introductions" thread.Free the flame and sear the grasses,
Till the dawning Red Star passes.

Kalia_Majere
09/17/2001 3:43 PM

OOC: thanks for clearing that up...I had forgotten most of that...lol...dont forget..there was one White dragon....Im saying that my character is desended from her...(I think that it was female...I keep thinking that her name was fern or something like that...oh well)Have you ever stopped to think then forget to start again??? :(

Goddess Bless! ;)

darknessfalls
09/17/2001 8:51 PM

Deathsurge looked at the strange new dragon. It was a white dragon, but something was different about it, this he could sense. "What is it you want, cant you see we are all doomed." Each word was powerful enough to kill a human, if one was in the area. "This disease is spreading and there is nothing we can do about it. Even the most powerful of us are feeling the effects. I have never felt fear in my life, and I still dont, but I feel sorry for her. She is my mate, and she will probably die soon. We have to find a cure before that happens. Will you help me?" With that, Deathsurge waited for a response from the white.You cannot run from the darkness, when it comes to you, it will consume you.

thistledown
09/18/2001 12:42 AM

(OOC: the one white dragon of Pern, "Ruth", was a male runt which would have died in its shell if Jaxom hadn't kicked it's shell in. When full grown, he was only about twice the size of a horse and was sterile. It is possible that another runt white was hatched after, so go ahead. You'll need a rider for it though.)

J'mes and Sarumth landed near the other dragons to see if they could help. J'mes then removed some jars of numbweed and flasks of fellis juice from his saddle bags and approached the other dragons.Free the flame and sear the grasses,
Till the dawning Red Star passes.

Kalia_Majere
09/18/2001 5:41 AM

OOC: woops ok...no problem.


Dionne rushed through the forest, trying to reach her dragon Alarna. Alarna insisted that she stay behind, but the sudden distress broadcasted from her friend alarmed her.

Dionne broke through the underbrush and noticed the two hybred Krynn-dragons and the Brown dragon and his rider.

She saw Alarna immediatly and sighed as she reached her. //alarna! are you ok??// Dionne sent, nervously brushing back her curly copper colored hair. Alarna turned her head, and locked her green eyes with Dionne's own green ones.

//I am fine....but they are not.// She said, nuzzling Dione's shoulder.Have you ever stopped to think then forget to start again??? :(

Goddess Bless! ;)

darknessfalls
09/18/2001 9:08 PM

"Can any of you help her?" Deathsurges voice softened a little, not wanting to harm anyones hearing, especially if they were here to help. "I think she is asleep not, probably knocked out from the crash. Why is this happening to us?" This question was directed to his queen, who could do nothing but watch from the Abyss. Takhisis had spoken to Deathsurge just days before. She had told him about the disease and that she could not help any of her children. Now he knew what all other dragons were going through. He thought that because of his size he would not be affected by the disease, but the churning in his stomach had yet to cease. "We are all doomed."You cannot run from the darkness, when it comes to you, it will consume you.

Mertonius
09/19/2001 10:23 PM

(OOC: Sorry for being gone so long. I now that most of my threads died down. I was hospitalized.)

Kheryll analyzed the sample he obtained from one of the recently deceased dragon he autopsied.

"Marc, take a look at this..."

Taking a look into the alien looking instrument that Kheryll indicated, Marc peered into it.

"Nothing much. This looks like your average nucleated reptilian blood cell. I know most reptiles and so do dragons have them. So, what is remarkable with it."

A grim look came over the renegade Irda's face. "Look again Marc." Kheryll indicated the device.

Marc took a look again, his breathe coming harshly drawn.

"They...They... They're mostly red cells! I don't see any white cell at all!"

A grim look came over Kheryll. "I've seen this form of disease before. Frankly, I thought the sample was just contaminated. But now so. I've taken to calling this unknown agent D.I.V., a strange variant of the H.I.V. I studied on the world they called 'Terra' a while back. But this virus is different. It seems to be unnatural..."

Marc was startled. "How can a human virus infect a dragon? Are you saying that..."

Kheryll's eyes glittered harshly, "Yes, we have very little time left to find the carrier. And we have to do it now." He paused for a moment as he made his way outside.

"And the answer is yes to your question. Someone or something deliberately crossinfected a dragon or a being with a close tie with a dragon. We must find that individual or the individuals who may have done so... We have very little time left..."

(OOC: And Yes Airiana, you can join this thread. I was inspired by this thread after reading an article about AIDS. Normally, I wouldn't add a sensitive issue like that here, but I think it is an obligation of mine to blur the lines between fanasy and reality to give us something to think about.)

I thought I was alone in the dark... Now, I Know I am Alone In the Dark... Marc

thistledown
09/20/2001 9:56 AM

J'mes approached the wounded dragon, and talked to the other rider and the dragons nearby. "I am not a dragonhealer, but some fellis juice should help ease the pain." With that, he pours the liquid into a bowl shaped rock and sets it before the dragon.Free the flame and sear the grasses,
Till the dawning Red Star passes.

Airiana
09/20/2001 12:29 PM

Liana, a Queen Dragon, appears in the sky. She seems distressed and out of sorts. As well, she has no rider. Which is odd, as she is from Pern. She circles down to the ground and finds an array of odd- looking Dragons, along with another of her kind, a Brown. She calls to Sarumth, Sarumth, what is going on here? ..What is this place?

~~Airiana
Last of the Pink-scaled Dragons.

Black, blacker, blackest; colder beyond frozen things,
Where is between when there is naught
To Life but fragile dragon wings.

Kalia_Majere
09/20/2001 5:42 PM

OOC: how do you post in Italics like that?????


Alarna raised her head and fixed her green eyes on the Queen Dragon, a trifle miffed that she was overlooked. Dionne rested her hand on Alarna's forhead, to calm her friend.

"It is like this all over the face of this world J'mes..."

may all those lost in the tragedy of 9-11-01 forever remiain in our hearts...

Goddess Bless! ;)

darknessfalls
09/20/2001 9:32 PM

"Thank you, J'mes is it. My healing powers are waning these days it seems. I hope she will survive this ordeal, but the way things are going it is only wishful thinking." Deathsurge was still shook up over the ordeal, but he was more worried about finding a cure before he would die of this disease. He always wanted to die in a glorious battle, which was the way his kind died since they lived longer than any creature on Krynn. But dieing helplessly of some stupid disease...the thought make him sick. He had to find a cure.You cannot run from the darkness, when it comes to you, it will consume you.

thistledown
09/21/2001 12:23 AM

(OOC: Something to keep for future reference: All Pernese dragon names end in "th". Don't worry though, it's not important. Dragons can mindspeak to each other, but very rarely can a person other than their rider hear a dragon. (J'mes is not one of them). Oh, and one last thing: Only females can ride golds, boys ride blue, brown, or bronze, and either can ride a green. Since there has only been one previous white dragon, I guess anyone can ride one.)

(OOC2: To write in Italics, type "whatever" or use "b" for bold)

Sarumth, ask the gold where her rider is, and which Weyr she comes from. Tell her that we are near Palanthas Hold, and that a plague seems to have taken hold on the dragons of this planet. J'mes started. "Well, I'm no Harper, but the only plague that I can remember on Pern was in the Ballad of Moreta's Ride. The healer hall was able to create a pair of vacines for that, but that was ... let's see ... about 600 years ago I think. Does anybody know if the clerics of this planet are having any luck?
Free the flame and sear the grasses,
Till the dawning Red Star passes.

thistledown
09/21/2001 12:27 AM

(OOC: One last thing to check on Mert. Do Pernese have antibodies for this already, or is it a new strain that they too are suseptible to?)Free the flame and sear the grasses,
Till the dawning Red Star passes.

Airiana
09/21/2001 3:03 PM

OOC: Whoops! I made two boo-boos ... the name and forgetting a Dragon. :( I'm sorry. I thought your Dragon was of Krynn, Dionne... Oh, and I'm changing my Queen's name to Lianth... so it fits right.. ;) Oh, and I thought the only Dragons that women could ride were Golds.. I didn't know they could ride Greens too....

Oh yeah, as well Dionne: If you type before the message and after it, it will be in italics. (Don't put the spaces, though...) It also works with bold (use a "b") and underline (use a "u").

BIC:

'My rider has gone between and I come from Fort Weyr.' Lianth became puzzled at the name of the Hold. 'So, I am no longer on Pern?' She set confusion aside for the moment as she looked at the ill "New" Dragon, as she coined those on this planet.

Looking to the Green, Lianth further questions about this place and what has happened. 'Alarnath, what is the name of this place that is not Pern? And how is a plague striking Dragons?! ..Shalah' Lianth's many-faceted eyes turned a deep-blue and tears filled them when she mentioned the name of her dead Rider. 'Shalah said that Dragons were immune to the plague... what happened?'

She looked back to Sarumth, 'Tell your rider that they took blood from survivors and spun it around until something yellow was at the top. They took that and with needlethorn, put it into other humans. Perhaps that will work for the Dragon plague here...'


~~Airiana
Last of the Pink-scaled Dragons.

Black, blacker, blackest; colder beyond frozen things,
Where is between when there is naught
To Life but fragile dragon wings.

[Edited by Airiana on Friday, September 21, 2001 3:06 PM]

thistledown
09/21/2001 4:21 PM

"But are there any survivors of this plague?" J'mes asked after recieving this information. "As to your questions, this planet is called Krynn. I am a member of the Pernese Exploratory Corp and discovered the planet a few years ago. Be carefull. For some reason, there is true magic on this world. I am sorry for your loss. I know it can not be easy for you to remain alive without your rider. But in time, you will be able to join her. "

(The only time a dragon will stay alive after it's rider has died is if it has eggs on the hatching grounds, or is about to lay eggs. Once they hatch, the dragon will go between forever.)

"I am very surprised you made it here at all. There is no oxygen between and the trip is far to long to be made by a human without alternatives. The distance from here to Pern is long enough that even Sarumth had to have an oxygen supply. You are very lucky indeed." (The lack of oxygen was responsible for Lessa's illness during her 400 turn time jump, and other things.)

"I suggest that we attempt to find a native dragon which has survived the plague, although I have little hope of that. We also need to find where the plague started, and track down the source. I know we don't have much time, but we must try."Free the flame and sear the grasses,
Till the dawning Red Star passes.

Airiana
10/08/2001 2:38 PM

Lianth nods her head in agreement with Sarumth's rider. 'Yes, getting anywhere is surprising under these conditions, I suppose.' Lianth looks around at the New dragons, particularily the large male. 'New dragon, of the Sapphire-coloured scales. What is your name and do you know of any survivors of this plaque?'

OOC: Where did everyone go? Oh well, I'll pretend the last post wasn't Saturday September 22, 2001 1:21 AM... 16 days ago...

~~Airiana
Last of the Pink-scaled Dragons.

Black, blacker, blackest; colder beyond frozen things,
Where is between when there is naught
To Life but fragile dragon wings.

thistledown
10/10/2001 1:05 AM

(OOC: When Mert left, all his threads pretty much died. If you want to lead this thread, go ahead. I want it to go a little farther.)Free the flame and sear the grasses,
Till the dawning Red Star passes.

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