At dawn on the 18th day of the 10th Month of Turn 2711, Rhenesath very quietly took to the Sands with Thys, A'ster and Akleteyth in tow. A guard presence denied entry to anyone who happened to be awake at the unsociable hour, meaning complete isolation for the foursome as they awaited the outcome that would either confirm or put the rumours in the lower caverns to rest, once and for all.

Thys and A'ster emerged from the Hatching cavern at lunch time, looking rumpled and flushed and so very pleased. And, despite still wearing just the dressing gown and boots she'd left her weyr in that morning, Thys marched right into the dining crowd in the living caverns to proudly announce that Rhenesath is brooding over four perfectly formed eggs. She then marched promptly back out with half a creamcake on a plate, A'ster on her arm, and a very smug look on her face.

Take that, rumours.