In the early dawn, the same day that Avaeth rose in her mating flight, three people from Xanadu set out to have a look at that crater where it is assumed the missing Kate and her queen had clutched. Several questions remain: What was Xanadu's Junior Weyrwoman doing out there in the first place? What happened that sent the Weyrleader running (with his secretary, no less) out there so suddenly? What was in those cloth-wrapped bundles and small bags that they brought back and hustled to the Dragon Healers? And what were the odd-assortment of objects they found in the rubble of an abandoned campsite?
A Dawn Foray