The Wingleader meets with each new
Wingrider on an individual basis to assess the goals,
strengths and weaknesses of said new rider, while
getting a feel for the character of the new addition.
In return, he insists on knowing what is expected of
him as the rider's new Wingleader.
- Wingleader Ar'yk is steady and fair and keeps an
open ear to the concerns and needs of his dragon
pairs. He expects steadfast riders, respectful and
loyal wingmates and tolerates no discension in the
ranks. He is also comfortable with humor and supports
a laid-back atmoshpere so long as it is not abused or
detrimental to the health and safety of his Wing.
- Most days involve wingdrills and wingriders are
expected to be on time and presentable. Snap
inspections are common, in which each rider is
inspected for condition of their attire, health of
their dragon and riding gear; and all are given the
opportunity to present any questions or concerns they
may have at this time.
- What does it take to be tapped for Equinox Wing? A
willingness to perform, a strength of character, and
the judgement that said rider will be an assest to the
personalities already installed in the Wing.
Considered more of a hazing
ritual, new Wingriders are delegated
to sessions of babysitting the Wingleader's brood of
It is believed that this experience builds patience
and character, as
well as laughs for their fellows and bouts of relief
- Started by Greenrider Lynze of Morabeth, it has
to wear a red 'dragonband' about one's thigh,
situated just a short
distance above the knee. It's signifigance means
less than the
comraderie and unity the act brings to the Wing.