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Old Apr 25 2015, 06:53 PM   #1
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Default Furbeasts, Deep Ones, Whersports, & Avians

Does anybody know what they are? Furbeasts and Avians are obviously imported from Earth, but does anyone know which species they are? Whersports aren't firelizards or whers, but look a little like them. They're bigger than fire lizards, but much smaller than whers... An offshoot maybe? Deep Ones... Are those Pern's version of whales, maybe?
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It's actually a bit surprising that there aren't more branches of the firelizard/whersport family tree.

Are "furbeasts" mentioned as such by name?
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"furbeasts" ????
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I'm guessing the deep ones are some relative of the six-limbed fossils that the survey teams flagged up as the ancestor of wherries and flits. I toyed with the idea in Regicide - a weird, rare deep ocean crypto-whale that only surfaces once in a blue moon and steers clear of the coast, the sort of thing fisherfolk would only see as corpses every now and then, or on extended open ocean crossings. Sheer speculation, really, because they only get the single passing mention in the books.
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"furbeasts" ????
They're mentioned in Dragon's Fire, and it's the only place I've found them so far, but I'm still looking. Interesting to see that some of the imported pigs got loose and became wild boar though...

https://books.google.com/books?id=Kl...rbeast&f=false
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Oh, thank you, that'll be Todd's Pern then. Afraid I can't read them.
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Same here
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Ok, so we know that Pern has native "birds" and that the colonists brought farmyard birds with them (chickens, geese, ducks, etc.), but what I'm trying to figure out is if the Pernese domesticated native Pern "avians" or if that's just what they call chickens now.

We know wherries were domesticated (right?), but those are actually called by name.

In "Skies of Pern", avians are mentioned several times. Once that they sing shrilly, again that holds keep them for eggs, and another time served as food cut into "quarters". So does that make the singing ones Pernese "birds" and the food ones chickens? What do you guys think?

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