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PostSubject: Ranks within a Weyr, Hall and Hold   Fri Aug 20, 2010 8:28 pm

Intro

Within a Weyr, Hall and Hold, there are many ranks. From the Weyrwoman in the Weyr to the Fosterling in a FarmHold, everybody has a job and without them, the whole system would colapse. The following is a list of all the ranks within a Weyr, Hold and Hall, and after that is a list of everyone in those positions.

Ranks within a Weyr

Weyrwoman
The Weyrwoman is more than the woman who rides the senior queen. Along with leading the queens wing she takes care of keeping track of tithing trains and Weyr Population. It is her duty to see that a position open in the Weyr is filled. She also oversees the headwoman, the running of the lower caverns and Handles the crafters of the Weyr. The Weyrwoman listens to and handles non-rider complaints and disputes, plans for gatherings and hatchings, and makes sure that everyone knows what they are to do when a hatching occurs. The Weyrwoman also acts as a Public Relations and sees to it that all guests feel comfortbale and all ranking guests feel important. She also holds within her power to order any dragon within the Weyr which is an ability no one can overturn. She is a powerful figure in her own right. The only person in the entire Weyr that possesses the ability to demand and obtain complete and total abeyance of the riders that look to her for guidance.

Jr Weyrwomen
Junior Weyrwomen are also assistants to the Weyrwoman. Junior Weyrwomen are always in training to replace the Weyrwoman as being a dragonrider, even a goldrider, is a dangerous job and any one of the junior weyrwomen may be called on to replace her at any time. The junior weyrwomen are typically assigned to record keeping, lower level diplomatic duties and sometimes fostering promising Weyrbrats.

Queenriders
These riders are not in line to become Weyrwomen, but do not need to undertake the extra training that the Jr Weyrwomen need. Their main job in the Weyr is to keep up population, but the riders themselves do have other dutys. During an Interval, a Queenrider may be assigned to a Major hold as an ambasador, helping to keep the peace within the Hold. Even if the holddrunk (the pernese equivalent of the vilage drunk) isnt afraid of the rider, he'd be stupid to not be afraid of her massive lifemate.
Queenriders also foster Weyrbrats who are the children of high ranking weyrfolk or show promise as a rider. The Weyrwomans children are always fostered by a Queenrider.

Weyrleader
There are many duties that a Weyrleader carries out, mainly focusing on overseeing the fighting Wings and traditionally the fighting of Thread. The Weyrleader appoints the Wingleaders, the Weyrsecond and the Weyrlingmaster, though he keeps an eye on the Weyrlings to ensure that they are all being trained properly. Regular Wing reports from the Wingleader enables him to know how the Wings are faring. The Weyrleader is responsible for making sure that the dragons in the Weyr are cared for and that they are all functioning at an optimal level. Through his Wingleaders he ensures that the Riders are fully prepared for their duties. Additionally, the Weyrleader must make sure that all Holds and Crats in his sweep area are keeping the area free of vegitation.

Weyrsecond
The next rank down from Weyrleader, the Weyrseccond aids the Weyrleader in day-to-day running of things. When the Weyrleader is ill or so tired a healer orders him to rest, the Weyrseccond must step in to handle things while his superior can not.

Wingleader
Wingleaders are, in many ways, the Weyrleader's wing-representatives. Their job is to oversee and coordinate the riders placed in his or her wing. Wingleaders must oversee drills and keep a firm eye on his riders and dragons to make sure they are fit for their duties. Often, brown or bronze riders serve as Wingleaders, because it is beneficial to the wing for their Wingleader to be available throughout the whole fall. Wingleaders also have the job of selecting and training riders from the weyrling ranks in order to add them to their Wing. It is expected that Wingleaders will maintain a high level of discipline in their wings, on both personal and military levels. Reports on Sweeps, and other Wing related matters, are discussed with the Weyrleader in regular meetings. This includes hide work sent to the Weyrleader every sevenday to report on the health and readiness of the wing.

Wingsecond
While Wingleaders are, in many ways, the Weyrleader's wing-representatives, Wingseconds are as invaluable to their Wingleader as the Weyrsecond is to the Weyrleader. Wingseconds are also involved when overseeing drills and the overall health of their riders and dragons. The riders themselves are accountable to the Wingleader, though the Wingsecond is often the first line of defense and management in the chain of command. A Wingsecond reports to the Wingleader with all things. This is most common in wings led by blue and greenriders, due to the stamina of their dragons. They must also work with the Wingleader when selecting and training Weyrlings for their Wing.

Dragonhealer
These healer-riders specialize in thread injuries. Manned by the head Dragonhealer, dragonhealers must constantly prepare fellis for wounds, and be ready to apply bandages to wounded dragons. It is also thier responsibility to make sure that a dragon does not fight thread until it is ready to do so.

Watchrider
In order to keep on top of thread, dragonriders are positioned at all holds of a Weyr's influence to keep watch for thread, and be able to carry messages in case of an Emergency. This rank is switched frequently, to give riders ample time at the Weyr and at the Hold.

Weyrsinger
Not an official rank, but this is typically a harper representative who impressed, and continues to play music. Usually they are the ambassadors to the craft halls, and must be very well trained in Weyr Etiquette. In our modern Pern, they are usualy Ebonyriders.

Wingrider
Sweeps or patrols are part of a Dragonrider's duties. Not only does it provide a duty for the Wings and individual pairs outside of Threadfall, but also it provides a Weyr presence to be seen at Hold and CraftHall. By doing this, the Weyr is able to inspect the Holds and Crafthalls to ensure that they are doing their part to guard against Thread. Additionally, it provides a service for the Holder and a link between Hold and Weyr. All Threadfalls are normally predicted from Threadfall charts, though Riders out on sweeps keep a lookout as well.

Weyrlingmaster
Weyrlingmasters are the trainers of the Weyr, preparing new Riders for everything that they may come across during their Riding lifetimes. This encompasses anatomy, Wing Formations, Firestone chewing and many other things. They do not serve in any Wing, as there is inevitably always a class to be taught. The Weyrlingmaster reports to the Weyrleader, and keeps him updated as to the progress of his/her charges.

Weyrlingmaster Assistant
Assistants to the Weyrlingmaster, these riders are almost always Queenriders. They give early training to any Weyrlings who impressed a Queen dragonette, and report to the Weyrwoman herself. When there are no Queen Weyrlings, they aid the Weyrlingmaster in the training of other weyrlings.

Candidatemaster
Oversees the training and prepreations of the Candidates. Many candidates who are new to hatchings have a tendency to be frightened by the hatching dragonets. This can cause injury tot he candidates and the dragonet alike if a candidate feels the need to flee. The Candidatemaster will make sure to warn the candidates of the dangers of this as well as what will be required of them during and before a hatching. He/she will also make sure to give the candidates their duties if they are npot studying a craft of some sort.

Headwoman
The Headwoman is the Weyrwoman's "second" and is the primary assistant to the Weyrwoman. The Headwoman is responsible for implementing the Weyrwoman's orders regarding management of the Lower Caverns, where the bulk of the support staff live and work. She is in charge of the cook staff, the cleaning staff, maintenance staff and the Fostering staff. The Headwoman answers ONLY to the Weyrwoman.

Weyrling
The newest riders in the weyr, the Weyrlings main concern is learning the ins and outs of dragonriding and caring for their lifemates. They supply the rest of the 'fighiting wings' with bags of firestone.

Candidate
Candidates are those who have been searched by a dragon and his/her dragon and brought to the Weyr. They can also be Weyrbrats whom have permission from the Weyrwoman to stand at the next hatching.

Lower Caverns staff
Often, but not always, the Candidates who failed to Impress a dragon, or those who have run away from home to live in the more liberal, accepting atmosphere of the Weyr. Lower Cavern staff are often the grown children of dragonriders. This includes cooks, servers, cleaning staff for common areas, those who care for the beasts that will feed the dragons, and many others. Lower Caverns workers often satisfy the sexual needs of riders who have lost a mating flight. They are lead and organized by a headwoman, who is usually ranked just under the weyrleaders in authority.

Weyrbrats
The children who are born in the Weyr are called (affectionately) Weyrbrats. Weyrbrats may be the children of Dragonriders, Lower Cavern staff or Crafters. It is the tradition in the Weyr that children are not raised by their natural parents, as dragonrider parents do not have time to raise a child while caring for a dragon. This community model also serves to reduce parental favoritism. Children are Fostered as soon as they are weaned from their mother's milk, and initially sent to the Weyr's creche. Once the child has grown to show distinct personality and talents, they are matched with a Fosterer (foster parent) who suits the child's temperament. Every male Weyrbrat has the right to become a Candidate and stand for Impression at age 12. Female Weyrbrats may become Candidates at the age of 14, if they wish to. If there is a queen egg, most will jump at the chance, though most offten a queen will choose a holdbred girl over a weyrbrat girl.


Ranks within a Hold

Lord Holder
A man who is in charge of a Major Hold, whether because he has inherited the title from his father or has taken over the Hold by force. His responsibilities include keeping the residents safe from Thread, providing proper education by employing Harpers, and exchanging food and shelter in return for labour. The Lord is responsible for making sure that a percentage of the Hold's wealth is paid to the Weyrs as tithes.

Lady Holder
The wife of the Lord Holder. While her husband and the Steward manage the money affairs, the Lady Holder supervises the day-to-day running of the Hold, aided by the Headwoman and her female children/relatives.

Steward
The man in charge of a Hold's wealth. He is responsible for monitoring outside trade, Weyr tithes, and dealing with the payments from the Minor Holds.

Headwoman
The woman who is responsible for maintaining the day-to-day life of the Weyr. Food, clothing, healing, and the maintenance of dwellings are all under her jurisdiction.

Lordlings
Along with fosterlings and other male relatives, the sons of the Lord Holder are given an experience in Hold management. This can be anything from assisting the Steward to taking care of a particular aspect of the Hold (i.e. husbandry). They may even become Lords of a Minor Hold (see: Holder).

Holder
The man in charge of a Minor Hold. Like the Lord Holder, he is responsible for the Hold that he governed, but instead of paying tithes to the Weyr he pays tithes to a Major Hold instead. The Major Hold, in turn, pays the Weyrs to look out for the Minor Holds.

Holdfolk
Anyone without title who lives in a Hold. They are given food, shelter and education in exchange for labour.

CoyHolder
The man in charge of a Cot or Farmhold (both terms are used here, but a farmhold is genrally bigger). They pay tithes to the Major or Minor Hold that they are beholden to, in exchange for protection from thread from the Weyr that the tithes eventualy go to.

Fosterling
A child who is being fostered by a family within a Hold. They can be orphans, children from extreemly large familys who cant handle as many children anymore or weyrbrats who have been moved from weyr to hold when the weyr has to many of them. Cotholds genraly wont take a fosterling unless they are related by blood or might be a future bride for one of their sons, but farmholds, major and minor holds all reguarly take on new fosterlings.

Holdlings
Children who were born in the hold and raised by their parents.


Ranks within a Hall


Master
To those who are talented enough to go beyond, they may reach the rank of Master or Craftmaster, and they spend most of their time instructing others. Some of them may be elected as masters at a particular hall, where they ensure the smooth running of the hall. This is not to be confused with the rank Mastercraftsman, which denotes a man or woman who is the master of the entire craft and all of its halls. He (or she) is basically in charge of everything. There is only one Mastercraftsman, but there are multiple Masters in a craft. The youngest a Master can be is thirty. Masters are never Searched.

Journeyman/woman
Journeymen/women still receive instruction from the Masters, however they are allowed to travel (hence the name). They are frequently assigned posts in Holds where their abilities can be put to the test. Most people do not go beyond journeyman/woman rank in their craft, though they may achieve Sr. Journeyman/women if they prove themselves to be proficient. Journeymen/women may be as young as eighteen, and have no upper limit on their age. Those craftspeople holding this rank are rarely Searched by dragonriders.

Apprentice
The lowest rank in a Crafthall, apprentices tend to be children and teenagers. They can begin their training as early as eight or nine, but for most crafts they would probably accept apprentices around twelve to sixteen turns old. An apprenticeship lasts anywhere from 5-7 years, and during this time they are instructed by a Master from their craft. They do not earn a wage during this time, and at the end of their training they must pass an oral and a practical exam. Once they have passed both exams they "walk the tables" and become journeymen/women. Those craftspeople holding this rank may be Searched by dragonriders.

Wher Ranks
As Whers dont have a set place of Residance and are offten scattered all over the range of a Weyr, their ranks are seperate to any others.

Whermaster
The handler of the eldest and most experianced Wher, they are usualy female Goldhandlers, as like in dragons, a Wher can't disobey a Gold, unless they are an older gold. Their job is to assign posts to full Wherhandlers within the range of the Weyr they are betrothen to, and to choose who will become the next handlers. They are also responsable for the care are matiniace of the lower caverns, and public relations. They do all the training of wherlings for the first six months of their wherlinghood.

Gold Wherhandlers
These handlers have Gold Whers, and so are the equivalent to the Headwoman and Weyrseccond combined, only for whers. They are posted in all Major Holds, and each Goldhandler must report to the Whermaster monthly. They are also responsable for any wherlings sent to train under them.

Wherhandlers
These non-Gold Wherhandlers do most of the work within wher communitys. They are assigned posts by the Whermaster, and then assigned a shadow wherling by their postings Gold Wherhandler. They guard the Holds and Halls, and some who have trained their Whers to ware "goggles" that allow them to see in the light, do ground patrols during the day.

Wherlings
The wher equivalent to a Weyrling, they have only just impressed their Whers, and need to learn how to control their lifemate. They learn under the Whermaster for the first six months of their whers life, then are moved into a major hold to train under a Goldhandler and her Wherhandlers.


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PostSubject: Re: Ranks within a Weyr, Hall and Hold   Fri Aug 20, 2010 8:54 pm

Character Ranks- Cobalt Weyr

Weyrwoman: Alana and Gold Essiath

Weyrleader: Z'ek and Bronze Zenath

Jr Weyrwoman 1: Rose and Silver Florath

Jr Weyrwoman 2:

Jr Weyrwoman 3:

Queenrider:

Weyrsecond:

Weyrlingmaster: P'alo and Ivory Priloth

Weyrlingmaster Assistant: Callie and Gold Aliath

Candidatemaster: Ri-Ri and Guilded Ebith

Headwoman: Betha

Head Dragonhealer: Maryalice and Guilded Tesisaeonisonith

Dragonhealer: C'dy and Green Gessiath

Dragonhealer: Koulouki and Snowy Seraloth

Jr Dragonhealer:

Weyrsinger:

In-Weyr Watchrider:

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Whermaster Nickole and Gold Nisk

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The Wings

Alpha Wing (Azure Flight)

Wingleader: T'ston and Bronze Taziath

Wingseccond: K'vin and Brown Kokoraith

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WingRider: Gie and Green Irilith

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Beta Wing (Azure Flight)

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Delta Wing (Azure Flight)

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Gamma Wing (Emerald Flight)

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Herra Wing (Emerald Flight)

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Kengex Wing (Emerald Flight)

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Lessa Wing (Auburn Flight)

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Montrea Wing (Auburn Flight)

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Omega Wing (Auburn Flight)

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Weyrling Wing

Queen weyrling: Annabelle and Copper Beth

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Candidates

Female Candidates
-Nikita, hopes for a Silver
-Opal, no prefrance
-Jasmine, hopes for a Copper
-Heather, no prefrence
-Zora, no prefrence
-Megan. hopes for Gold
-Ashlee, hopes for Copper
-Kayla, hopes for Silver
-Joelina, no prefrence
-Julianne, no prefrence
-Gouleshou, no prefrence
-Carra, hopes for a queen
-Celena, no prefrence
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Male Candidates
-Alan, hopes for a Champagne
-Percy, no prefrence
-Lutorm, hopes for Blue
-Morlue, hopes for Bronze
-Honjho, no prefrence
-Joseph, no prefrence
-Broelihii, no prefrence
-Zorlihn, no prefrence
-Nebatt, no prefrence
-Reshobis, no prefrence
-Doncul, no prefrence
-Lyron, hopes for Brown
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Weyrstaff

Female Weyrstaff


Male Weyrstaff


Weyrbrats

Newborns- 1 Turn olds


2 - 4 Turns old


5 - 7 Turns old


8 - 10 Turns old


11 - 14 Turns old
-Laramie (14)

15 - 17 Turns old

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