Hold Our Own - Fires at Golden Flight! [C] Jan 2, 2014 2:15:15 GMT -8
Post by Kaya on Jan 2, 2014 2:15:15 GMT -8
| 76.01.13 | Half an hour before sunset | Fields of Golden Flight |
They had been holding their own until then. If holding their own implied barely getting by, saving less than they wanted to, and losing good men and women to smoke inhalation. In the drier part of the Turn the days of respite from the strong coastal winds had been few and far between. Yesterday had been one of them. Today was worse. Much worse.
Winds had carried the fire onto the summer dried cropland of Golden Flight. The fires had already consumed the smaller fields near the more densely treed areas to the north, but here began the bulk of Golden Flight's fields. They grew food for themselves, for the Weyr, for neighboring communities and traded globally through Cliffside for other goods they couldn't produce.
If fate favored them, let the fires in the forests start to burn out, move into the fields, then perhaps with enough manpower they could see them all put out soon. If the winds kept up and the rains stayed away, there could be many more days of this yet.
The farmers of Golden Flight knew that without the foodstuffs growing in these fields the coming Turn's southern winter would see food shortages and even famines in the smallest and isolated places. The work that had been, that would be, left undone by sick farmers and dying beasts would reduce what was harvested of the amount that survived.
In the later day the wind started to die down. Now was their chance. It would take all of them, but just maybe they could save the fields of Golden Flight.
Scenario: Save the Golden Flight cropfields from burning uncontrollably.
Goals and Outcomes
**Goal: Have at least 4 RPers post 8 [Rider, Wher Handler, LifeWing, and Weyrfolk (any other)] characters in a total of 20 posts by Jan 11th.
Goal Success Outcome: Fields are minimally burned and fire in this region comes under control. It can be put out in about a sevenday when the smouldering sections are all accounted for.
Goal: Have at least 3 RPers post 6 [Rider, Handler or 'Wing Rider, and at least one other Weyrfolk] characters in a total of 15 posts by Jan 11th
Goal Success Outcome: Fields are somewhat burned. Food will be shorter in the coming months. The effects will be more annoying than painful. Small fires will persist in this region.
Goal: Have at least 2 RPers post 4 [Rider and and at least one other character type] characters in a total of 10 posts by Jan 11th
Goal Success Outcome: Over half the fields in this region are burned but some are saved. Moderate fire danger and smoke will remain a problem in the area.
No Goal met: The firefighting effort is unsuccessful. Fields are largely burned and food shortages will become a major problem in the coming months. Involved characters may suffer from lung and eye irritation at best. Fires and smoke remain a plaguing problem for the people of Golden Flight
**01.20.14 update: The top goal has been reached! Congratulations on successfully completing this challenge thread!