This is a very significant time of development for you and your character, worthy of your time and energy. Learning about your dragon and how you and s/he relate to each other is vital for weyr integration. Weyrfolk will be anxious to see you and your new dragon. They can't come into the barracks so the only way they have to greet you and oooo and aahhh over your lifemate is if you are out and about.
The Weyrlingmaster staff is here for you. We put in a lot of time for this, but we're doing it for nothing if you don't participate and enjoy it. Please let us know if you have any problems, concerns, hesitations, constructive criticisms or even compliments. You can always approach the WLM staff with anything. Nothing is too stupid or ridiculous to ask about.
Please do not invite people to visit you in the barracks, as this is the only place you really have for privacy away from curious people. You may talk briefly to friends in the Living Cavern at mealtime, but you would be eager, ICly, to return to your dragon. Others may watch during training but they are not to interfere with training sessions and they may not help with oiling or bathing your dragon. Visitors are welcome on the Weyrling Grounds as well as the Weyrling Beach, assuming they don't cause any disturbances.
Who may visit in the barracks? Only someone with the word 'weyr' in his/her title, such at Weyrleader, Weyrwoman, etc. may enter the barracks - if there are issues with this, please let us know, so it can be addressed.
Where Weyrlings Can Go
For the first 3 Real Life days, weyrling dragons and riders will be confined to the barracks, the training field and the weyrling beach. New riders can only leave for short trips during this time while their dragons are asleep (to get something to eat, etc). After this point, weyrlings are welcome to join the rest of the weyr, though it is recommended that extensive wandering be reserved for when their lifemate is asleep.
You may not leave the weyr until late in your weyrling training, and it will be after your dragon learns to fly. After your *between* class, you'll be able to roam farther, though initially it would ICly be under supervision of full riders, as you learn more destinations. Please wait for the Weyrlingmaster's permission before visiting other areas, even around Xanadu, and certainly no betweening until you have had your lesson.
In the case of an IC emergency in another area, you may arrange for some sort of transport to another area, however the visit should be brief - If this is on your mind, please talk to us and let us know.
Sex is prohibited until after the mating flight lecture, the Weyrlingmaster will tell you when this restriction is lifted.
This means that while close friendships and feelings aren't banned, there should be no consummation of romantic relationships. This means kissing or heavy petting, or even things like holding hands or hugging, if it's going to create a stir of emotions.
The IC reason is that you are working on the developing bond with your dragon and they are not mature enough to handle the resultant emotions and sensations. They get rather excited about sharing the emotions and tend to broadcast them quite loudly within the Weyr. Thus, even if your are secretly engaging in a serious relationship, it is quite likely that the entire weyr will be informed by the loud announcements made by your lifemate.
There is to be no drinking alcohol during your weyrling training period. Alcohol can dull your senses, and if a great deal is consumed, cause you to pass out. A young dragon would not be able to determine the difference between drunken unconsciousness or a more serious injury and thus is likely to be badly frightened at the very least, and in the worst case scenario, between. As a result, all alcohol is forbidden.