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Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 23 2018, 03:42 PM
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Posted By Eriflor
Re: Pern -- the grand plan?

The geneticists were unable to determine what ova Tubberman had started with, though he designated one of the resulting large cats as a cheetah. The DNA/RNA that was retrieved from his lab was...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Sep 19 2012, 01:14 PM
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Posted By Eriflor
Re: Pern -- the grand plan?

I've only seen the one map in DragonsDawn that shows the location of the original settlements in the South (and BitKim). The one in CoP is too artistic to be useful.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Sep 18 2012, 02:22 PM
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Posted By Eriflor
Re: Pern -- the grand plan?

The settlements map shows several little groups of 3 or 4 stakeholds (e.g. Ierne Island, Drake's Lake), and lots of isolated ones, mostly by the sea, so they had fish to add to their crops, plus sea...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Sep 18 2012, 02:10 PM
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Posted By Eriflor
Re: Pern -- the grand plan?

Yes, Anne was getting on with the main line of the plot and leaving her readers to mentally fill in the background. It's interesting to speculate, though.

Looking at the map of settlements in...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Sep 17 2012, 11:00 PM
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Posted By Eriflor
Re: Pern -- the grand plan?

By Year 10, the settlers were already scattered across the southern continent in small, largely self-supporting stakeholds, from Landing to Ierne Island.

There were people exploring and mining in...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Sep 12 2012, 02:35 PM
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Posted By Eriflor
Re: Pern -- the grand plan?

It's rather surprising they didn't do more with the Northern Continent until they were forced to move to Fort. Some areas were just as good for agriculture as those in the south, yet all they seemed...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Sep 8 2012, 04:30 PM
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Posted By Eriflor
Re: Pern -- the grand plan?

Yes, a lot of the colonists came from colony worlds that had been devastated by the Nathi Wars, and would be more likely to have had farming experience there. (Except . . . how long had the wars...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Sep 5 2012, 11:45 PM
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Posted By Eriflor
Pern -- the grand plan?

Not much happening on this site lately, so I'm throwing out an idea for discussion.

What was the overall intention in starting the PERN colony? The PERN survey spent probably years searching for...
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