As winter begins to set its claws into Fort Weyr and the surrounding region, the situation regarding the holdless from Laris' camps has hit a critical point. With the Weyrleaders and Holders aware that the Amethyst in the Pines camp cannot support them through the worst of the winter cold, there are whispers that there is a push for the trials to go on ahead, regardless if all is settled or not, as time is literally running out. Now the gossip turns to what decisions have been made and if there will be much of a trial in the end or if it's all just for show. But surely not all the holdless are bad folk? And if not, where are they to go? Holds or Weyr?