Bay Harkenon
Vital statistics
Title Colonist
Head Microbiologist
Gender Female
Era First Pass
Affiliation Landing
Fort Hold
Spouse Pol Nietro
Fire-lizard(s) Gold Mariah
First appearance Dragonsdawn
Notable appearance Dragonsdawn

Beast BlankHold Fort Shield


Bay Harkenon was the Pern expedition's head Microbiologist and worked alongside Kitti Ping Yung as she applied genetic engineering techniques to the fire lizards, along with her future husband, Pol Nietro, recognized and studied the unique capabilities of the little dragonets. She died in the 16th year of the First Pass; also known as the Fever Year.

Character Traits and Personality

Dr. Harkenon was a large woman in her late 40s when the settlers arrived on Pern, she was a kind and understanding lady.


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