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Old Oct 13 2009, 04:24 AM   #4
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Default Re: Incorrect Calendar

Hmm, did you take into account that the Turns, Passes and Intervals do not/coud not have changed prior to the first explosion on the Red Star? I.e before Jaxom and his crew placed the engine on the planet.

All this is a consequence of someone making a remark to Anne about her timing/dates being off in Renegades of Pern. They are indeed but IMHO it would have been better if she had left things alone...
It really doesn't solve all the (already existing) discrepancies in the age of some characters but it did give the Abominators something extra to grumble about in The Skies of Pern

We can still say and uphold that Passes were about half a century long and that's probably how the populace will remember them, especially if the lenghts vary.
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