G U I D E
T H E P U R P O S E O F T H E W I N G
The Purpose of the Wing depends upon
which type of wing it is. There are the following types:
Weyrling, Fighting, and Queen.
Wing: This can be broken up into two separate wings: the junior
weyrling and senior
weyrling wings. The junior weyrling wing is basically for practice. Made of a trio of weyrlings,
this wing will practice on the ground every formation that is used, before taking these formations
to the air. In Threadfall, this wing is used to fill firestone bags to be ready to be taken to the
fight itself. The senior weyrling wing is made up of weyrlings that are close to graduating, along
with injured riders along with the Weyrlingmaster and his assistants. This wing encompasses is
used for learning between points, performing 'elevator' duty (where they pick up ranking Holders
and Crafters for Hatchings, meetings, ect), and flying the formations they learned into between.
During times of Thread, they are the ones that deliver the bags of firestone to the fighting
wings, picking up the empty bags, and taking them back to the junior wings. Unlike the fighting
wings, when in Thread, they do not flame.
Wing: This wing is composed of any rider that is not designated
for the any of the other
wings, or any infirms. This wing is made into three wings: Forward, Right, and Left Wings. The
Forward Wing leads the 'Fall itself, it being lead by the Weyrleader. They are settled in the
center of the three wings, and take the brunt of Threadfall as the they are the ones determining
what formations are used. The Right and Left Wings primary purpose is fighthing Threadfall,
waiting the orders from the Forward Wing to change if necessary. The Weyrleader and Wingleaders
discuss which formations they might use during practice.
This wing is made up of all the Queenriders. Flying below the fighting
along with their Agenothree flamers, mop up any Thread that is missed by the fighting wings.
Invaulable due to the gold's endurance, they are priceless toward the end of a fall, where many of
the fighting wings are close to out of flame, and tired.