A Meeting of Minds - An Anne McCaffrey Discussion Forum  

Go Back   A Meeting of Minds - An Anne McCaffrey Discussion Forum > The Anne McCaffrey Collection > Dragonriders of Pern

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old Sep 30 2014, 07:22 AM   #1
Michelle
Member
Glow
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Gender: F
Fan of: Pern and Talent series
Now Reading: Lives of the Caesars - Suetonius
Default Fire Lizard age to Flame

Accepting that Fire Lizards do flame, does anyone know how old they are when they start?

I know I read them doing it at some point (wild fairs in Dragonsdawn? Menolly's fair in the Harper novels?) but I don't have my books with me to check if an age is mentioned.

It's one of those nitpicky little details that probably doesn't really matter, but I feel as if I cannot possibly progress in my fic until I get an answer (aka I'm procrastinating). Asking you guys seemed better than waiting a fortnight until I get home.

Anyway, thanks in advance!
Michelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 30 2014, 05:39 PM   #2
Lily
Senior Member
 
Lily's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Wellywood, New Zealand
Gender: F
Default Re: Fire Lizard age to Flame

Well I don't know either, but they definitely do flame - the first memorable occasion being in the beginning, when fire lizards crowded on to the roof of a house where a woman was in labour and saved the house with their flame?
__________________
Coffee: Chocolate: Men: Some things are just better rich
Lily is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 30 2014, 08:21 PM   #3
Eriflor
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Gender: F
Default Re: Fire Lizard age to Flame

No, that scene happened the day of the first Threadfall.

As early as the first year, when wherries started raiding the poultry runs, Sorka noticed that her bronze, Duke, "appeared to attack one very aggressive wherry with what looked suspiciously like a little flame". She wasn't exactly sure what she'd seen, so she didn't mention it to anybody.

The young dragonets must learn from the older ones where to find firestone pebbles and how to flame.

Eriflor.
Eriflor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 1 2014, 05:57 AM   #4
Lily
Senior Member
 
Lily's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Wellywood, New Zealand
Gender: F
Default Re: Fire Lizard age to Flame

That'll be it. Point is, they knew fire lizards could flame. They lost track of fl for some time didn't they? Perhaps the knowledge they could flame was lost.
__________________
Coffee: Chocolate: Men: Some things are just better rich
Lily is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 1 2014, 01:21 PM   #5
Eriflor
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Gender: F
Default Re: Fire Lizard age to Flame

At the time of the wherry attacks, Sorka notes that Duke is down to eating one meal per day and appears to be fully grown (compared to the wild ones). There aren't any clear date-markers in the text, just comments about certain crops doing well or not, litters of kittens and puppies, births of a few larger animals (but not horses yet) --- and the fact that it took 6 weeks for the wherries to discover the chickens as "a new source of food". I'd guess Duke might be as much as 6 months old.

Another reference is when Menolly is sitting with Robinton and Lord Groghe at the Fort Gather, and she says that Mirrim's fire-lizards are several sevendays older than hers and not more than a fingertip bigger. All rather vague, I know.

Eriflor.
Eriflor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 2 2014, 06:13 PM   #6
Michelle
Member
Glow
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Gender: F
Fan of: Pern and Talent series
Now Reading: Lives of the Caesars - Suetonius
Default Re: Fire Lizard age to Flame

Thanks Eriflor

Six months will actually do perfectly as a time frame.
Michelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 3 2014, 04:53 PM   #7
GinnyStar
Dolphineer
Craftmaster
 
GinnyStar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Wausau, WI USA, Central Standard Time
Gender: F
Fan of: Pern, other SF works
Now Reading: Dragonback Bargain
Default Re: Fire Lizard age to Flame

Quote:
Originally Posted by Eriflor View Post
At the time of the wherry attacks, Sorka notes that Duke is down to eating one meal per day and appears to be fully grown (compared to the wild ones). There aren't any clear date-markers in the text, just comments about certain crops doing well or not, litters of kittens and puppies, births of a few larger animals (but not horses yet) --- and the fact that it took 6 weeks for the wherries to discover the chickens as "a new source of food". I'd guess Duke might be as much as 6 months old. <snip> Eriflor.
There also to her smells like something. and how they smell.

When Sean and Sorka are trapped under the ledge, after Duke and Seans's two browns, argue with 'meta' ones Blazer and other and send them to their they are showing that they are flaming just the ledge area the rest Thread eats.

Also the dragonrider's fire lizards bronzes and brown show how they chose stones and how to chew and flame, with Duke show the way later on.
__________________
Lover s s, s and friends
Lover of and beads,
http://www.change.org/profiles/GinnyStar
Dragoncave GinnyStar2
Jellied Dragons
Lair of Dragons
http://dragcave.net/user/GinnyStar2
Thanks! Others: None at this time
WIP http://archiveofourown.org/works/252259
http://www.daisy.org/learning-difficulties
GinnyStar is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Age of Fire series by E.E.Knight tameeria Beyond Anne McCaffrey 9 Jul 8 2014 04:24 PM
Fire lizard vs. dragon memory Golden Talisath Dragonriders of Pern 11 Jan 31 2011 02:14 PM
Back--and with a fire lizard! Draconity Café Archives 31 Jul 22 2008 08:04 PM
Fire Lizard mawra Café Archives 6 Sep 7 2007 01:07 PM
Fire Lizard theory derptyderp Dragonriders of Pern 12 Mar 23 2007 08:57 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:39 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

ds and characters based on Anne McCaffrey’s fiction are copyright © Anne McCaffrey 1967-2008, all rights reserved, and used bA Meeting of Minds forum owned by Cheryl B. Miller.
All references to worly permission of the author.