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From "Dragonriders of Pern" Boardgame © 1983 by Mayfair Games Original artwork © by Robin Wood
Vital statistics
Gender Male
Rank Mastersmith
Era Eighth Interval
Ninth Pass
Affiliation Smithcraft Hall
First appearance Dragonflight



Fandarel is the Mastersmith during the beginning of the Ninth Pass.

In Dragonquest, Fandarel states that he has no wife or sons, but Renegades of Pern revealed that he had a granddaughter; Jancis. This suggests that either Fandarel had a wife at some point who later died in some unknown circumstance, or that he and an unknown woman had a child together, but didn't marry. He said that the smithcraft couldn't have made the telescopes, but Erragon said that there were four in the Catherine Caves.

He trusted Jancis to put her in as his representative during some of the Council meeting at Telgar Hold

Personality and traits

Fandarel is described as a "giant of a man;" he is taller even than Masterharper Robinton.

Fandarel is also seemingly obsessed with efficiency, and continuously works to improve on anything he can.

By the time of The Dolphins of Pern of Pern he moved very carefully, but still active.


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