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Old Feb 23 2020, 12:29 PM   #1
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I've been trying to picture in my head Thread resupply for a while. When a rider is out of firestone, do they return to the ground where Thread is falling where a senior weyrling (or other pair perhaps too old/injured to fly) gives them a full bag?

Then the fighting pair must either between back to formation or manually make the flight back to the wing?
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Old May 24 2020, 05:42 PM   #2
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Pretty sure they send the weyrlings to get new sacks from whoever has them on the ground and those sacks are flown up and tossed to who needs them mid-air. I think Dragonlover's Guide to Pern mnetioned that firestone sack duty is one of the main ways they lose weyrlings during threadfighting.
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Old May 25 2020, 06:01 AM   #3
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Yes. Dragon rider withdraws to well ahead or behind threadfall and weyrling flies overhead to drop full sack to rider who then drops the empty sack. Weyrling dives under rider to grab the empty one.
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