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Brekke from "The People of Pern" © 1988 Robin Wood. Used with Permission.
Vital statistics
Gender Female
Rank junior Weyrwoman
Dragon Gold Wirenth (deceased)
Era Ninth Pass
Affiliation Farmercraft
Benden Weyr
Southern Weyr (past)
High Reaches Weyr
Cove Hold
Spouse F'nor (weyrmate)
Children Mirrim (foster daughter)
One unnamed son
Fire-lizard(s) Bronze Berd
First appearance Dragonquest
Notable appearance Dragonsong

Farmer Southern Weyr Shield High Reaches Weyr Shield Benden Weyr Shield Cove Hold

Brekke, rider of queen dragon Wirenth, was the junior weyrwoman of Southern Weyr during the Ninth Pass.

Early Life

Not much of Brekke's early life is known, however it is known that she was Craftbred, and she was Searched by F'nor, who brought her to one of Ramoth's clutches.


Brekke was brought to Benden Weyr by F'nor during a Search where she managed to Impress the queen, Wirenth. Kylara, the Weyrwoman of Southern Weyr where Brekke was placed, thought back with distaste about how Brekke impressed Wirenth when other candidates seemed much more suitable. Brekke was very devoted to her queen and cared well for Wirenth, as noticed by F'nor, Manora, and Lessa.

Southern Weyr

Following Wirenth's impression, Brekke was placed in Southern Weyr as a junior weyrwoman. Kylara, the Southern Weyrwoman, often left the menial and tedious tasks that accompanied the position of Senior Weyrwoman to Brekke, who often did them without complaint.


When it came time for Wirenth's first mating flight, Brekke controlled Wirenth's urges, and despite the absence of F'nor and Canth, Wirenth rose successfully. However the lack of control on the part of Kylara (who was in Nabol with Meron at the time) roused Prideth as Wirenth overflew the senior Queen. It resulted in a cataclysmic duel between the rival queens in which both of them were lost between, with heavy consequences for both of their riders. Brekke went into a severe depression that left her near suicidal, and was only saved from it by F'nor and Berd. Kylara was reduced to a child-like state.


Lessa and the rest of the Weyrfolk were furious, and grieved the loss of the two Queens. Knowing that Impressions could be made with both dragons and fire lizards, Lessa hoped that Brekke could re-Impress another queen dragon. So despite the arguments from F'nor and Manora, she decreed that Brekke was to be presented to Ramoth's most recent clutch. When the hatching occurred, although the golden queen was receptive to Brekke, she couldn't go through with Impression. Though the re-impression failed, Brekke was broken out of her severe depression by her fire lizard Berd and managed to resume a productive life in Benden Weyr. Lessa, out of kindness, offered to return Brekke back to the Farm Craftmasters, but it was mutually agreed that Brekke belonged and wished to remain amongst the Weyrfolk.

When Ruth called for help for his rider when he had firehead, she and Sharra helped nurse Lord Jaxom in what would be later on called Cove Hold. When MasterHarper Robinton had his heart attack at Ista Weyr, Ruth was willing to take her there.


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