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Old Jul 18 2008, 11:43 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by Eriflor View Post
AND how did the dragonriders fail to notice, after 7 turns of fighting Thread in the South, that trees outside the Southern Hold region were doing fine without their help?
I just finished re-reading DQ and it explains that most of the Southern Weyr riders weren't farmcraftbred and the only one we know of (Brekke) purposely stayed away from farmcraft duties to sever ties with her past life. Therefore, all those in a position to notice the grubs, wouldn't have the knowledge to back it up. And after a Threadfall the grubs sink back down into the soil, so it's very difficult to find them unless you know what you're looking for. During a Fall the riders would be focusing on the sky. By the time they focused on the ground, the grubs would have done their job.
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