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List of Holds


Holds are settlements formed as shelters against Thread. Carved from cliff faces they are watched over by a Lord and Lady Holder, whose duties are to see that all are cared for, that supplies are set aside for the lean years of a Pass, and that all are treated fairly.

It should of course be noted that this is not a complete list of all the settlements on Pern; many Minor Holdings are not listed in the Atlas of Pern, and as such, the Minor Holdings currently known are the ones that have played a part in one of the Pern novels published thus far.


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  • Stephenaug

    Pern Movie News

    January 26, 2015 by Stephenaug

    The film rights to the Dragonriders of Pern series were optioned to Warner Brothers in July, and on November 19th, it was announced that a screenwriter had been hired.

    Stay tuned for more information. …

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    New Admin

    January 26, 2015 by Stephenaug

    We have a new Admin.

    Please welcome GinnyStar as our newest Admin. GinnyStar has been with the Pern Wiki since June of 2012 and has made over 1,300 edits.

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Main Page received an update! Dragon's Fire synopsis and character list now up!
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Synopsis for The Masterharper of Pern now up, along with The P.E.R.N. Survey; one of the five stories in The Chronicles of Pern: First Fall.
1/2/12 Update
Synopsis for The Girl Who Heard Dragons (Story) and Runner of Pern up; Synopses completed for all short stories.
31/1/12 Update
Synopsis for The Renegades of Pern (more or less) completed.
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Synopses for Red Star Rising/Dragonseye and Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern now up.
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15/1/12 Update
Synopses for Harper Hall Trilogy finished (Dragonsong, Dragonsinger, Dragondrums), synopsis for Red Star Rising/Dragonseye in progress.
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Synopsis for Dolphins of Pern & Dragonflight finished; Synopses for Masterharper of Pern, Dragonsong, Dragonsinger and other Ninth Pass material in progress.
14/12/11 Update
Synopsis and character list for Dragon's Time now up.
11/12/11 Update
Character lists for each book now added to the Dynamic People of Pern page! Character pages still need to be written; go there now!

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