There has indeed been a flurry of pregnancies around of late and many attributed either rightly or falsely to an Istan Bronzerider. On Laera's turnday she went into premature labour and it was that particular Istan Bronzerider who was called first before even her Uncle Kristhalis, the retired pediatric Healer. By time the healer was fetched it was far too late to turn things around and a baby was born of the riders, a girl named Zaala. The premie and mother were conveyed to the Infirmary where the infant is being cared for by the weyr's healers. So far all reports are positive and with the Z-naming, and the presence of the bronzerider, the parentage is indeed confirmed.