Pol Nietro
Vital statistics
Gender Male
Rank Colonist
Head Zoologist
Era Before Landing
First Pass
Affiliation Landing
Fort Hold
Spouse Bay Harkenon
Fire-lizard(s) Unnamed bronze
First appearance Dragonsdawn
Notable appearance Dragonsdawn

Beast BlankHold Fort Shield


Pol Nietro was the Head Zoologist of the original Pern colony. He came from First Centauri. Along with his future bride, Bay Harkenon, Dr. Nietro carried out the initial evaluation of the dragonets' capabilities.

He was the one who traded eggs of dead hatchlings for the altered Sean Connell's egg for a gray horse named Cricket. Being the head of large department on First Centauri, gave him the background set up this expedition

He and Bay asked and got permission from Kitty Ping to try Mentasynth enchantment on the clutch of eggs that his bronze fire lizard and his wife gold Mariah, created when mating. They also were effect by the matting effect, and took a larger residents.

Creating the Dragons / Dragon Program

He worked beside Kitti Ping Yung to develop the genetic programming that created the Dragons. They were able to extract the

During the Second Crossing

To help the dragonriders, after the loss of a dragonrider, they helped they timed how long between Landing and the camp. To test for a new location, he called a priority message to Brian at Fort Hold, Duke was sent to him and returned to Sorka.

Fort Hold

Pol died in the 16th year of the First Pass; also known as the Fever Year.


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