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View Poll Results: What (Canon) Weyr Would You Live In
Fort Weyr 6 17.14%
Benden Weyr 5 14.29%
High Reaches Weyr 7 20.00%
Igen Weyr 1 2.86%
Ista Weyr 8 22.86%
Telgar Weyr 2 5.71%
Southern Weyr 3 8.57%
Monaco Bay (Eastern) Weyr 10 28.57%
Honshu Weyrhold (Or Any Weyrhold) 3 8.57%
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Old Oct 17 2009, 05:47 PM   #1
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Default Favourite Weyr/What Weyr would you live in?

I've seen several posts for which dragon or fire-lizard people would impress, but what weyr would you live in?

For me, it would be probably Ista Weyr, although I like the idea of Monaco Bay, or even a Weyrhold like Honshu.

(It's multiple options, so you can select more than one Weyr)
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Old Oct 17 2009, 05:54 PM   #2
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I didn't even think about it, I choose Benden.
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Old Oct 17 2009, 08:47 PM   #3
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I choose Fort. I figure that Ruatha's geography would be most like my hometown. So Ruatha Hold to be born, and Fort Weyr once I impressed. Plus, in the DLG it says that Benden riders were known for their dexterity and that is so not me...
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Old Oct 18 2009, 11:29 AM   #4
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Ista - you can't beat a coastal Weyr, and it's a little more civilised than Southern.
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Old Oct 18 2009, 01:40 PM   #5
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Benden without a doubt, snow and all. Although I'd take any of them.
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Old Oct 19 2009, 08:50 AM   #6
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Igen; it's the closest to the environment I've been raised in. Else it'd be Ista, but I'm as big a wuss about humidity as I am freezing temperatures.
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Old Oct 19 2009, 09:24 AM   #7
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Probably Honshu, think F'lessan is a bit of a Hottie , regardless of injury or not
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Old Oct 19 2009, 10:36 AM   #8
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Probably Honshu, think F'lessan is a bit of a Hottie , regardless of injury or not
Yeah, but wouldn't you have to deal with a green rider that has a dragon that can literally tear you apart with its mind?

Not to mention that said injured rider is totally involved with that green rider.



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Old Oct 19 2009, 05:16 PM   #9
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I know it's horrifically cold, but I'm drawn to High Reaches for some reason. Put me in the archives or the forges (with earplugs of some kind), and I'd be fine as long as I had at least two good friends and a fire-lizard.
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Old Oct 19 2009, 08:51 PM   #10
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High Reaches. I fly to fight, not to sit on a beach and High Reaches takes the brunt of things, followed by Benden. I'll vacation in Ista, and I'll retire to Honshu. And High Reaches is a heck of a lot warmer than the air at 8,000 feet.
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Old Oct 19 2009, 08:53 PM   #11
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Interesting, at the time of this post the poll shows 150% voting...
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Old Oct 20 2009, 01:12 AM   #12
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I really HATE cold and snow so I said Southern.
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I really HATE cold and snow so I said Southern.
I'm pretty much the same way, but I wouldn't want to be that close to Toric.

I'd rather put up with Mirrim than Toric. And aren't there a lot of dolphins at Monaco? Seems like they might like helping with washing a dragon.

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Old Oct 22 2009, 01:17 AM   #14
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I'll take Ista. I like a warmer climate and living close to the ocean. That's what I've become used to in real life. I enjoy visiting locations where it snows but I don't know if I could endure long winters in those places!
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Old Oct 23 2009, 09:04 PM   #15
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I'm not fond of cold myself, but I'm dang sure used to it. (nodnod) Short, compact bodies like mine hold heat better, too.
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Old Oct 24 2009, 10:44 AM   #16
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Darn it, I forgot about the wetter. But, I do like snow and winter (again, with snow. The last 2 or 3 winters and New Years I had were all without snow. It's not fun). I suppose I would still choose Benden.
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Old Oct 26 2009, 09:17 PM   #17
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High Reaches. I have a thing for mountains, exstinct volcanoes, clear blue skies where you can see forever, ultra-bright sunshine (and even cold!)

'Sides, it's exciting there.
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Id go with Telgar, I know in the 6th pass they kind of screwed themselves over with the whole refusing to help deliever the medicine. However I always got the impression that the 9th pass leader, and probably his predessors, where trying to make up for that. Plus Sallah was my favorite character in Dragonsdawn.
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I picked High Reaches. I love the icy cold--I'm definitely not a hot weather person!

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Fort Weyr. Its closeness to Fort Hold and the Harper & Healer Hall would be a big plus to me, not to mention its closness to Ruatha Hold.
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Old Dec 23 2011, 08:00 PM   #21
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Id go with either fort or Monaco bay. fort because it is central, and monaco bay, because I am happier the closer I am to a large body of water. and I don't like desert.
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Old Dec 26 2011, 12:31 AM   #22
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High Reaches, I like winter/cold more than warm/hot/sticky.
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Fort, for the central location, or High Reaches for the weather. Igen might not be bad to visit but I wouldn't want to live there, and I loathe humidity so Ista and the South are right out. Benden's just too far east.
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Old Dec 29 2011, 02:06 PM   #24
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I finally decided on Fort: Ruatha being most like the Adirondacks, as far as I can tell. As much as I love cold over heat, I am not sure I could deal with Benden in winter...although the east bit fits me....
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I'm a cold weather girl. High Reaches for me
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I voted for Monaco, just to be in the South but away from Toric.

I wonder, though, if they moved further from the sea after the tsunami. I'm not really clear where Monaco was located, other than near Monaco Bay rather than in one of the volcano craters.

And we're never told where Southern Weyr relocated to.

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Old May 28 2013, 05:39 AM   #27
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In order of preference, Ista, Southern, and Monaco Bay. I get cold really easily, so any of these would be good, but Ista is my first choice because it apparently is quite small and doesn't hold as many other dragons as some weyrs (Southern and Monaco will be the same while they're new, but are likely to get lots more people as time goes by).
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Monaco. Hate the cold.


Wouldn't mind Benden either.
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Ista gets extremely hot and humid doesn't it? Monaco could be reproduced in any small seaside community in NZ I suspect (minus the dragon unfortunately), so that would do me nicely too. What do we know about where they relocated too after the tsunami?
(It was Monaco that was swept away, wasn't it?)
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Huh. Three Wellingtonians in a row.

I can't find any good quotes or descriptions of Ista online, but I've always pictured it as a warm and wet sort of place. Kind of like Auckland, except more so (and smaller). In my head, it's Rangitoto with dragons (I was born in Auckland, and grew up there).

Monaco was definitely one of the places hit. But I don't know if it was swept away - if not, then they might have just gone back. It was a meteorite that caused the tsunami, not an earthquake or anything, so they probably would have felt it safe enough to return (what are the chances of that happening twice?).
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Ista for me, I love the tropics and it's near the sea~
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A Wyerhold like Honshu would be my choice.
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Is there a desert Weyr? That's my preference. If not, I'd go for Ista.
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Ista, in the 9th Pass.

D'ram is a reasonable Weyrleader, and Lessa wouldn't be around to drive me nuts. The weyr itself is beautiful, and the weather would be warm and pleasant.
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