I am as always, fashionably late with the Newsletter. But here it is at long last and sent using the new nifty Newsletter option in SMF admin panel. I hope it works. Please work! *shakes the forum!* Ahem, anyway. Here we go.
If you have logged into the forum during the past month, you would already know this but if you haven’t, I’m happy to report that we moved from phpbb3 software we were using before onto SMF and everything went well. Informational topics, links and accounts have been suitably fixed, the new look is great and so far I have received no complaints about this change. That doesn’t of course mean I wouldn’t want to receive when should you have problems with the forum now. So don’t be shy!
On this new SMF forum, we are using sub-accounts mod that makes our system of an account per character easy to manage. With a little setting up, you can set your character accounts up as your sub-accounts and then have no need to log in and log out to post with different characters. You merely have to switch around the account using the very much visible drop-down menu on the forum’s front page or when posting, it allows you to do so with any of your linked accounts. And if your finger slips or you forget, upon editing your post, the option to pick the account you post with, is available. Nifty eh?
SR has made this awesome linking guide for us, with pretty pictures and step by step instructions: http://www.dancingshadows.net/Windfury/index.php?topic=1815.0
In other news, the end of October will have an awesome holiday called Halloween, and we are looking to start a tradition from throwing fun events in those occasions. If you remember the Valentine Day’s event, this will be much like it so if you liked that, you will love the Halloween event! It will be RP related and it will be very much thematic. OooooOOooo! *cough* Right then. Why I mention this so early is because like VD event, this will have signups so this serves as a heads up to keep your eyes peeled on the General Chat sub-forum for when the topic pops up. Naturally I will not tell you what the event is about but it will be great!
As the Hatching and Hatching Feast continued, it has now become clear that the newest Clutch is brown-dominated. These pretty chocolate dragonets have all but one found a player for them and theirs and are now actively inserting themselves into the going-ons of Enkala, whether Enkala wants it or not. Here’s to hoping all the young dragonets grow up to be strong and fast and clever as they supply the Weyr’s wings with much-needed reinforcements. But that is yet Turns away right now...
For the Senior Weyrlings, it is an approaching reality. Some of the bigger young dragons from Talmeth’s Second Clutch have already been employed in Thread Flights, either passing firestone or doing some flaming of their own. Hopefully the young ones won’t break under all that pressure. Something for the Weyrleader to consider, eh?
Speaking of which... According to the old texts, Queens should be rising more often now that Pass has started so perhaps Enkala will have a new Weyrleader very soon? Although at this time Talmeth shows no signs whatsoever of preparing to rise to mate, the day may be closer than we think! Who will run into... err... who will heroically catch Talmeth this time, making his rider the new Weyrleader of Enkala Weyr? Will it be anyone the Weyrwoman will not deny residence in her Quarters this time around?
And once again, following on that topic, about a week after the Hatching, the Weyrwoman of Enkala delivered a Clutch of her own! The Weyr’s Lower Caverns’ ladies are all awed and suitably aflutter as the new additions to the Weyr’s Personnel Records – Serti the girl and Sorren the boy – display striking similarities with their father, the bronzerider T’khor who is the former Weyrleader of Enkala and as many hope, the future one as well.
Much more is going on. Mourning of the lost ones, teenage outbursts of irrationality, young puppy love and drunken dragonhealers and oddly behaving drudges. Oh my! Enkala is full of activity so come and read the rest on yourself.