WEYRLING TRAINING
IIW 40-1

Weyrling classes are designated by their Weyr and turn of Hatching, followed by a sequential number; the lower the number, the older the class. For example, Class TEW36-2 is the second class of Weyrlings at Thread's End Weyr in Turn 36.

Notes on Training

Please be aware that extra training for gold weyrlings is marked in gold. These training sessions are not for general weyrlings, although they're not top-secret. In other words, your blue weyrling doesn't attend them, but he knows that the gold weyrlings do.

Graduation for Weyrlings in our Club will take place at training Sevenday #52, and permanent wing assignments will be granted from Council at that time.

Further questions can be directed to the Weyrlingmaster assigned to your class (see the IIW Weyrling roster or TEW Weyrling roster).

Sevenday Dates (T.M.D) Training Restrictions
 
  40.04.12 Hatching! Hatching until end of sevenday 25: Weyrlings are restricted to the Weyr and are to be in the barracks three hours after the ending of dinner.
1 40.04.12 - 40.04.18
  • Sensations of Impression: Getting used to mental and emotional communication with the dragonet
  • Care of your dragon: feeding, oiling, bathing, etc.
 
 
2 40.04.19 - 40.04.25
  • Dragonrider responsibilities: Duty to queens, Weyr, Weyrleader, and own position
  • Memorization of Teaching Songs to reinforce duties (continues throughout training)
  • Meet all Queenriders
  • Queenrider Duties: Duty of procreation, survival of the breed
 
 
3 40.04.26 - 40.05.04
  • Dragon Healing: Basic health care and dragon first aid
  • Healing: Basic health care and human first aid
  • Gold dragon influence in calming
 
 
4 40.05.05 - 40.05.11
  • Duties of ground crews in Threadfall
  • Etiquette: Behavior during Gathers, Hatchings, and other official functions
  • Dragonets begin eating whole animals
 
5 40.05.12 - 40.05.18
  • Tying your shoulder knot and starting Weyrling chores
  • Etiquette: Recognizing and addressing superiors, especially within the Weyr
  • Weyr Management: Stores - Perishable (food) and nonperishable (clothing, etc.); supply, vs. need
 
 
6 40.05.19 - 40.05.25
  • Firestone: Selection, sizing, and bagging
  • Drills: Passing firestone
  • Weyr Management: Firestone - requirements of a Weyr, for a single Fall; supply vs. need
 
 
7 40.05.26 - 40.06.04
  • Drills: Passing firestone
  • Drills: Marching in groups of three
  • Dragon Healing: Recognizing Symptoms - wing fatigue, mating flight strain, wing dropsy, ailments of the joints, tendons, and ligaments
  • Assist Healers during Threadfall
 
8 40.06.05 - 40.06.11
  • Drills: Marching in groups of six
 
9 40.06.12 - 40.06.18
  • Drills: Marching in groups of twelve
  • Gold dragon influence in command
 
10 40.06.19 - 40.06.25
  • Flight Training: Dragons fly without their riders (continues through sevenday 22)
  • Equipment: Assembly, care, and repair of flame-throwers
  • Weyr Management: Storage, refueling, and supple of agenothree and tanks
 
11 40.06.26 - 40.07.04
  • Etiquette: Interacting with Commoners, Holder, and Craftsmen; formally representing the Weyr
  • Drills: Extra practice on drills up to this point
 
12 40.07.05 - 40.07.11
  • Drills: Marching and tossing firestone in groups of three
  • Begin regular attendance of Queens' Wing meetings
 
13 40.07.12 - 40.07.18
  • Drills: Marching and tossing firestone in groups of six
  • Weyr Structure and Staff: Meeting important people who haven't been encountered yet
 
14 40.07.19 - 40.07.25
  • Drills: Marching and tossing firestone in groups of twelve
 
15 40.07.26 - 40.08.04
  • Hunting: Observation and imitation of adult dragons
  • Etiquette: Representing the Weyr in public and private
 
16 40.08.05 - 40.08.11
  • Diplomacy: Current political atmosphere
  • Meet all riders in UFHW/UFCR
 
17 40.08.12 - 40.08.18
  • Equipment: Care and repair of protective gear (riding leathers, boots, gloves, helmets, goggles)
  • Meet all riders in UFRF/UFRT
 
18 40.08.19 - 40.08.25
  • Equipment: Learn parts and assembly of riding straps (using old, discarded straps), how to adjust sizing
  • Equipment: Care and repair of riding straps - oiling, stretching, recognizing weak spots and making appropriate repairs, identifying unsafe/unsalvageable straps
  • Meet all riders in UFLF/UFLT
 
19 40.08.26 - 40.09.04
  • Flight Theory: Meteorology, air currents and thermals, Threadfall charts
  • Establishing Threadfall charts
 
20 40.09.05 - 40.09.11
  • Flight Theory: Meteorology, air currents and thermals, Threadfall charts
  • Equipment: Making and testing your own riding straps
    (Note: These activities will continue throughout the remainder of training until the Weyrlingmaster is satisfied.)
  • Gold Weyrlings move into their adult weyrs on the Queens' Ledge
 
21 40.09.12 - 40.09.18
  • Dragon Healing: Advanced first aid
  • Teaching Songs on dragonhealing
  • Equipment: Fitting riding straps to your dragon, putting riding straps on your dragon
  • Dragon Healing: Advanced - lacings, punctures, amuptations, sensitive organs (eyes, etc.)
 
22 40.09.19 - 40.09.25
  • Flight Training: Dragons fly with riders, short glides only
  • Flight Theory: Extra lessons on material from sevendays 19 and 20 for those who need it
  • Meet all riders in CFMF/CFMW
 
23 40.09.26 - 40.10.04
  • Flight Training: Dragons fly with riders, longer trips around the Weyr bowl
  • Meet all riders in CFRF
  • Dragon Healing: Advanced Wing Injuries - rips, tears, reconstruction, and bone setting
 
24 40.10.05 - 40.10.11
  • Flight Training: Dragons fly with riders and extra weight - training for elevator duty
  • Flight Theory: Wing Formations - basic formation types and terms
  • Meet all riders in CFLF
 
25 40.10.12 - 40.10.18
  • Flight Theory: Wing Formation - Positions within formations and how they operate
  • Hunting: Weyrling pairs hunt for themselves, accompanied by adult dragons
    (Note: Weyrlings will progress in this area at the Weyrlingmaster's discretion.)
 
26 40.10.19 - 40.10.25
  • Flight Training: Flying in groups of three
  • Flight Training: 'Elevator duty' within the Weyr
  • Weyrlings move into their own weyrs
  • Weyr Management: Assigning weyrs and duties
  • Golds have NO Elevator Duty

*Note: Elevator duty continues until the next weyrling class is old enough to take over, or until the class is assigned to temporary wings (week 47), whichever comes first.

  • Weyrlings may on occasion leave the Weyr for short periods without their dragons for special occasions, with the permission of the Weyrlingmaster
  • Weyrlings may leave the weyr to hunt, but only with the permission of the Weyrlingmaster and in the company of an adult rider
 
27 40.10.26 - 40.11.04
  • Flight Training: Flying in groups of six
  • Pernography: Leaning names and geographic locations of major Holds and Lord/Lady Holders
  • Flight Theory: Wing Formation - review special Queens' Wing formations
 
28 40.11.05 - 40.11.11
  • Flight Training: Flying in groups of twelve
    (Note: Weyrling groups will progress in this area at the Weyrlingmaster's discretion.)
  • Pernography: Learning names and geographic locations of major Crafthalls and Craftmasters
  • Meet all riders in LFTW/LFCW
 
29 40.11.12 - 40.11.18
  • Pernography: Names and locations of all Weyrs and Weyrleaders/Weyrwomen; territory covered by each Weyr, including overlaps and 'dead zones'
  • Flight Theory: Sending and receiving visualizations - focus on recognition points on Southern Continent, provided by the Weyrlingmaster
  • Meet all riders in LFRH/LFRC
 
30 40.11.19 - 40.11.25
  • Flight Theory: Sending an receiving visualizations - focus on recognition points on Northern Continent, provided by Weyrlingmaster
    (Note: This activity continues through the duration of training until the Weyrlingmaster is satisfied.)
  • Drills: Tossing firestone sacks while maintaining aerial formations in groups of three
  • Meet all riders in LFLH/LFLC
  • Weyrlings may leave the Weyr with dragons for short daytime flights to nearby areas, with the permission of the Weyrlingmaster
  • Weyrlings may hunt for themselves without being accompanied by an adult dragonrider, with the permission of the Weyrlingmaster
 
31 40.11.26 - 40.12.04
  • Drills: Tossing firestone sacks while maintaining aerial formation in groups of six
  • Weyr Management - Medical Stores: Location, use; supply, vs. need
 
32 40.12.05 - 40.12.11
  • Drills: Tossing firestone sacks while maintainin aerial formations in groups of 12
  • Flight Training: Straight flight to destination outside the Weyr
 
33 40.12.12 - 40.12.18
  • Flight Training: Going between with the Weyrlingmaster
  • Flaming: Chewing firestone/Target practice with flame-throwers
  • All aspects of between (with adult Queenrider)
 
34 40.12.19 - 40.12.25
  • Flight Training: Weyrling pairs fly straight to known points and go between back to the Weyr on their own
    (Note: Weyrling groups will progress in this area at the Weyrlingmaster's discretion.)
  • Drills: Continued mix of all drills learned to this point (continues throughout training)
 
35 40.12.26 - 40.13.04
  • Flight Training: Going between in groups of three
  • Flaming: Flying and flaming in groups of three
  • Join Queens' Wing for flame-thrower drills (Note: This continues until graduation and beyond.)
  • Record Keeping: Weyr Life - mating flights, clutch numbers, hatchling numbers and color ratios
 
36 40.13.05 - 40.13.11
  • Flight Training: Going between in groups of six
  • Flaming: Flying and flaming in groups of six
  • Flight Training: Weyrlings go between to known locations and return on their own
  • Record Keeping: Dragonriders - names of new pairs; notation of pairs who have left/died
 
37 40.13.12 - 40.13.18
  • Flight Training: Going between in groups of twelve
  • Flaming: Flying and flaming in groups of twelve
  • Record Keeping: Non-Riders - rank/positions, marriages, births, deaths
 
38 40.13.19 - 40.12.25
  • Flight Training: Weyrlings receive visualizations from Weyrlingmaster, go between to an unfamiliar location, retrieve a specified item, and return to the Weyr on their own
  • Begin regular Transport Duty
  • Gold weyrlings do NOT have Transport Duty

*Note: Transport duty continues until the next weyrling class is old enough to take over, or until the class is assigned to temporary wings (week 47), whichever comes first.

 
39 40.13.26 - 41.01.04
  • Flight Training: Saving Your Hide - how to avoid being injured, and what to do when you are
  • Flight Training: Queens' Catch, top and bottom
 
40 41.01.05 - 41.01.11
  • Threadfall: Weyrling Wing shadows Queens' Wing (no flaming)
  • Flight Theory: Awareness of dragons, riders, and airspace during Threadfall
  • Etiquette: Review of ranks and duties attached
  • Weyrlings may go between outside the Weyr on their own for short periods of time with permission from the Weyrlingmaster
41 41.01.12 - 41.01.18
  • Tying shoulder knots of the appropriate adult rank
  • Threadfalls: Ferrying firestone/ferrying flame-throwers
42 41.01.19 - 41.01.25
  • Visit Holds and Halls under Weyr's protection; meet Lord/Lady Holders and Craftmasters
  • Threadfall: Weyrlings' Wing following Lower Flight/Golds follow Queens' Wing (all flaming when necessary)
  • Threadfall: Ferrying firestone/ferrying flame-throwers
*Note: From this point forward, gold weyrlings will join the Queens' Wing as the other weyrlings move from flight to flight.
43 41.01.26 - 41.02.04
  • Threadfall: Weyrlings join Queens' Wing
  • Threadfall: Ferrying firestone/ferrying flame-throwers

*Note: The weyrlings will be divided roughly in half. Half will fight Thread with the designated wing or flight while the second half ferries firestone and flamethrowers. At the changeover, the groups will switch places and continue.

  • Visit Holds and Halls under Weyr's protection; meet Lord/Lady Holders and Craftmasters
44 41.02.05 - 41.02.11
  • Threadfall: Weyrlings join Lower Flight
  • Threadfall: Ferrying firestone/ferrying flame-throwers
45 41.02.12 - 41.02.18
  • Threadfall: Weyrlings join Centre Flight
  • Threadfall: Ferrying firestone/ferrying flame-throwers
  • Testing and Observation by the Weyrleader and Weyrwoman for all
46 41.02.19 - 41.02.25
  • Threadfall: Weyrlings join Upper Flight
  • Threadfall: Ferrying firestone/ferrying flame-throwers
  • Testing and Observation by the Weyrleader and Weyrwoman for all
47-51 41.02.26 - 41.04.04
  • Temporary Wings assigned
  • Observe and assist Weyrleader, accompany Weyrwoman and Queenriders in official duties, assist Headman/woman in Weyr management

*Note: Elevator/Transport duty ends in week 47, if another class hasn't already taken over.

  • Restrictions lifted except that any leaving of the Weyr must be with permission from the Wingleader to whom the weyrlings are temporarily assigned
52 41.05.04 - 41.04.11
  • Final Wing assignments
  • Tying final shoulder knots
  • Weyrwoman's initiation ceremonies
  • Graduation!

 

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