"-shakes head- What's the world coming to today? The red star's in the sky and holds are forgettin' to tithe."
"They don't believe it's coming back, silly things."
"The dragons know. Even the soothsayers* are talkin' about it coming back."
"We live in the weyr, we know better.. but they live in comfortable holds, and don't want to believe."
"Even some riders don't believe. I heard that the weyrleaders of Telgar and Fort are decrying the warnings. Rumors even talk about Benden..."
"Benden has it's own problems, and they'll learn. Perhaps they'll come around. Igen did."
* catch-all term for magic users who deal in truth or future-sight. Since matters of the future are often shaky at best, and can change depending on what people do and know, this branch of magic is frequently looked at with some skepticism.