Morshal from "The People of Pern" © 1988 Robin Wood. Used with Permission.
Vital statistics
Gender Male
Rank Master Harper
Era Eighth Interval
Ninth Pass
Affiliation Harper Hall
First appearance Dragonsinger


Master Morshal was a master for musical theory, and he wasn't mentioned very often.

Morshal was very biased against teaching girls to become harpers, and in Dragonsinger he told Menolly, "What is the world coming to when girls presume to be harpers and pretend to compose music!" Morshal knew much about musical theory, but Menolly apparently knew more (Masterharper Robinton once mentioned, "He really is adept at drilling basic theory into rebellious apprentice minds. But Petiron already taught you more than Morshal knows.") and that was another reason Morshal disliked Menolly so much.


The description in the book (Dragonsinger) says : " [He had] such a high-bridged nose that he seemed to have difficulty focusing beyond it." Morshal also had "a sallow complexion... [and] greying locks tinged with yellow..."


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