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The First Pass was the 50-odd year period of Threadfall which commenced on the eighth turn following the colonisation of Pern. Unlike subsequent passes, the First Pass struck an unprepared colony with no centralised authorities for dealing with the crisis. As a direct result of this disaster, the geneticist Kitti Ping Yung bio-engineered Fire lizards into dragons for the planet's defense.

Before Thread

Opening Years

The First Fall caught the colonists completely unawares when it hit Landing and the area around it. Fortunately many lives were saved by the intervention of the Fire lizards, who revealed a previously unknown ability to breath fire. Fortunately, the plastic roofs of the houses were enough to deter Thread, though some stakes with housing made from pressed fibers or timber-roofed buildings were not so lucky


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