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Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 1 2020, 10:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,078
Posted By Altair
Re: Dragon Hide Oil?

It could be dragon oil is locally based and could be from a variety of ingredients depending on what's on hand. Those Holds near productive waters could use fish oils, those with coconuts, almonds,...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 1 2020, 10:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,386
Posted By Altair
Re: Wild firelizards and oiling

Part of me was wondering if the regularly calorie-rich food of people makes the firelizards grow faster than they would in the wild (akin to protein and large breed puppies who grow too fast for...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 29 2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 19,421
Posted By Altair
Re: Etymology of the Word 'Weyr' ?

It's neat how people pronounce the same written word differently in their head. I say the name Weyr in my head as weer, as in weird.

I also had F'lar's name as "flair" when I read my first book...
Forum: Science of Pern Feb 29 2020, 12:20 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 38,141
Posted By Altair
Re: Agenothree (HNO3, nitric acid)

I asked a friend about this whose father was a chemist. She said the agenothree tanks can be 2 cylinders (ceramic as to not react with metal), one with nitric acid and the other turpentine by using...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 28 2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,230
Posted By Altair
Re: Menolly's rescue from Thread - Sweeprider? Where are the Queens?

Glad you found your answer! I also thought injured dragons of all types fly with the queens' wing as they heal up and get to rejoin the fighting wings.

I also want to say Weyrs had scout riders...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 28 2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,906
Posted By Altair
Re: Age of Majority?

It was 16 in my brain. Not that you couldn't do certain things but weren't a 'legal' adult until then.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 27 2020, 11:06 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 26,183
Posted By Altair
Re: Favorite Character?

Going with Moreta who isn't in the list, maybe even Leri :)

I've only read all of the books once, though I mean to change that asap! That said, Robinton's ability to network with people and be so...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 27 2020, 10:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,395
Posted By Altair
Re: Favourite Weyr/What Weyr would you live in?

Igen I believe :)

I voted for Benden thinking it was like the Appalachia. I don't like humidity or snow for 9/10's of the year.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 27 2020, 10:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,618
Posted By Altair
Re: What colour is bronze?

My book brain seems to think bronze-green but after roleplaying in RPGs it's broadened out to mean a pretty wide range to make them a bit more individual.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 27 2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,452
Posted By Altair
Re: What if....?

I think they're conflicting because what would Pern be doing in an Interval for two-hundred Turns of greens not chewing firestone? They would be a biblical plague of dragons on Pern with greens...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 27 2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,236
Posted By Altair
Re: Why aren't two greens rising a problem?

From my interpretation of the books, green dragons were infertile with or without firestone chewing. Otherwise in Interval, when they weren't chewing any or very little firestone for a couple hundred...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 27 2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,703
Posted By Altair
Re: Fur and textiles on Pern

Cattle killed in the winter would have longer, thicker fur. Highlanders naturally are longer-haired breeds, as are yak (cattle cousins that could also have adapted to Pern).

In addition to...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 27 2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,628
Posted By Altair
Re: Feeding your dragon

I did this once trying to see just how many animals would be needed. I used Igen Weyr as that's the Weyr I roleplay in and it is the smallest Weyr.

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The nerd in me has been trying to determine...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 26 2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,331
Posted By Altair
Re: Lord Holders elected ?

I wonder about new holdings. How are they elected/given leaders?
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 24 2020, 11:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,414
Posted By Altair
Re: Pern -- the grand plan?

You make a very valid point if they got loose. Rabbits are better than poultry in a lot of ways and ferrets/mink excel dogs in getting vermin. But both hinge on them being totally controlled by...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 23 2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,361
Posted By Altair
Re: Dragon question

I think they would. After every gold flight there must be carcasses from blooding (do males blood as well?). So either people have to clean up and scavenge these animals for the table (ick) or have...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 23 2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 16,096
Posted By Altair
Re: Jora

I liked Jora's personality in-so-much as she offered someone who didn't seem perfect (which a lot of dragonriders either seem or act like). It also illustrates how some candidates were picked for...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 23 2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,719
Posted By Altair
Re: Margatta of Fort Weyr

I always thought Weyr might have a couple of thousand people (location depending) so it's interesting to see different takes. :)
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 23 2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,414
Posted By Altair
Re: Pern -- the grand plan?

I wish there was a draw-up of what the Charter fully said. I might reread the earlier books for that reason and take notes of what they do happen to divulge.

And separately, I also would like to...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 23 2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By Altair
Dragon Toss

I've been trying to picture in my head Thread resupply for a while. When a rider is out of firestone, do they return to the ground where Thread is falling where a senior weyrling (or other pair...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 23 2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 194,720
Posted By Altair
Re: Your Pern Movie Cast

Slowly working through the cast in my head but I think Henry Cavill would make a good F'lar. He already rocks yellow eyes in the Witcher series :)
Forum: Exhibit Hall Jan 22 2020, 12:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 894
Posted By Altair
Re: Dragon sketch

And this one was drawn about 12 years after the top, another rough sketch. This one is a hatchling, brown Tavuqth, who Impressed to Th'bek, a current rider I play in Harper's Tale MOO.

He is...
Forum: Exhibit Hall Jan 22 2020, 12:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 894
Posted By Altair
Dragon sketch

One of the many dragons I've accrued over the years in various PernMU*s: Mallorineth. Bresis was her rider if memory served. I remember using my Jurassic Park model T-rex to help me get some...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 20 2020, 11:06 PM
Replies: 5,391
Views: 764,787
Posted By Altair
Re: What is happening

Thank you very much! I was hooked in high school and here I am at 34 and still re-reading them and playing characters in her world online along with others who do the same. Some days I feel nerdy but...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 20 2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5,391
Views: 764,787
Posted By Altair
Re: What is happening

New member here though I've visited this board many times. I am currently enjoying year one in my first house and signing up for goats in the spring. I still read and enjoy playing Pern-based games...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 20 2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 70,037
Posted By Altair
Re: New Pern Books !

I'm behind the times and didn't know about new books. Amazon, here I come...
Forum: Games and Miscellany Jan 20 2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 406
Posted By Altair
Harper's Tale MOO

Like Pern, writing, and feeling creative? If you ever tried a PBeM, a MOO is similar but the roleplay is in real-time instead of over days (or weeks).

Harper's Tale has been in existence since...
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