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Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jul 11 2017, 10:12 AM
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Posted By vyon
Re: Relative size of major holds.

If a tithe was a percentage of production rather than a fixed amount, i.e. "one tenth of annual produce or earnings, formerly taken as a tax for the support of the Church and clergy." as per the...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 7 2017, 10:01 AM
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Posted By vyon
Re: Relative size of major holds.

You just described the position in the half-abandoned mine in my fanfiction. According to the maps that I've got the western port is either High Reaches or Tillek, which are in different locations...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Aug 18 2016, 10:48 AM
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Posted By vyon
Re: Relative size of major holds.

And probably, so would any insider. What's the betting that Nabol was also neglected, run down and virtually bankrupt as well as all the infighting and political argy bargy that was going on. ...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Aug 15 2016, 09:45 AM
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Posted By vyon
Re: Relative size of major holds.

When it comes to that, Felessan is actually heir to Ruatha and Jaxom's claim is rather dubious. What if Felessan hadn't ever impressed?

Anne does seem to have each hold have its own holder...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Aug 13 2016, 09:18 AM
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Posted By vyon
Re: Relative size of major holds.

Interesting - yet more medieval ways for a Lord Holder to improperly obtain other holds - I'm still unpacking about 25 boxes of books and trying to fit them into three bookcases. Today one of them...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Aug 11 2016, 09:45 AM
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Posted By vyon
Re: Relative size of major holds.

Firstly, I think you'd need some kind of standing army for that one to work and Anne's Pern seems to be much more medieval than that. The "garrison" would be little more than the local Lord Holder's...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Aug 9 2016, 06:18 AM
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Posted By vyon
Re: Relative size of major holds.

The huge number of NITTS and other assorted fuzzy edges is what makes Pern such an interesting setting to write fanfiction in. If you go into the part of the map that says "here be dragons"...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Aug 9 2016, 06:17 AM
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Posted By vyon
Re: Relative size of major holds.

The huge number of NITTS and other assorted fuzzy edges is what makes Pern such an interesting setting to write fanfiction in. If you go into the part of the map that says "here be dragons"...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Aug 8 2016, 08:32 AM
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Posted By vyon
Re: Relative size of major holds.

In medieval terms I see the major holds as virtually city-states with a nominal fiefdom to the nearest Weyr. There is a conclave of the Lord Holders, but it seems to be mainly concerned with matters...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Aug 7 2016, 08:16 AM
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Posted By vyon
Re: Relative size of major holds.

Have you looked here?

http://www.agriphoto.nl/pma/Maps%20and%20Charts/The%20Atlas%20of%20Pern/slides/HoldTerritories.html

PS - that's what happens when you have several pages open at once and...
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