Although not yet an official Weyr, the caverns that would later become Telgar Weyr had been used throughout the First Pass to temporarily house Wings who could not fit in the severely overcrowded Fort Weyr.
Eventually, it was decided in the twentieth year of the First Pass to establish a Weyr at the Telgar settlement to protect the settlers there, as well as one on Big Island and another on the east coast where the remaining settlers on the Southern Continent were preparing to move to (the future Ista Weyr and Benden Weyr, respectively). The location of two more sites was also noted (the future High Reaches Weyr and Igen Weyr).
Benden Weyr was the first of these Weyrs to be occupied. Despite them being planned earlier, historical records indicate Ista and Telgar Weyr were the last two Weyrs to be established. This could be a retcon, although it could be that the dragonriders were later forced to establish High Reaches and Igen Weyrs sooner to protect settler growth in those areas.
Towards the end of the Second Interval, Telgar Weyr's dragon population was doubled as a result of the abandoning of Igen Weyr.
Second Long Interval/Ninth Pass
The layout of Telgar Weyr, like that of Igen Weyr, is less known than that of the other Weyrs for the simple fact that it had rarely been visited in the Pern series when the Atlas of Pern was published. The Weyr's layout is thus known via verbal descriptions from Telgar-centric books as Dragonseye/Red Star Rising and Dragongirl.
Created in the thinnest wall of the Weyr, and is very steep in places.
Telgar Weyr is quite likely the second largest Weyr on Pern; having reached a capacity of six hundred dragons by the Second Pass. This vast amount of caverns for living in a single place was likely achieved with the help of the miners who inhabited Telgar Weyr in its early days.
It should be noted that a Weyr's capacity changes over the years, as riders make expansions and carve out new Weyrs for themselves. For example, the capacity of all Pern's Weyrs went from 2300 Dragons in the Sixth Pass to 3000 Dragons in the Eighth and Ninth Passes. Telgar Weyr's immense size makes it unlikely that any major changes were done to it following the Second Pass.
- B'ner and bronze Miginth; Weyrwoman Zulaya of gold Meranath.
- K'vin and bronze Charanth; Weyrwoman Zulaya of gold Meranath.
- D'gan and bronze Kaloth; Weyrwoman Lina of gold Garoth.
- T'mar and bronze Zirenth; Weyrwoman Fiona of gold Talenth.
Eighth Pass/Second Long Interval
Under R'mart and Bedella's leadership, the inhabitants of Telgar Weyr went forward in time, leaving the Weyr un-occupied until the Ninth Pass.
- R'mart and bronze Branth; Weyrwoman Bedella of gold Solth.
- J'fery and bronze Willerth; Weyrwoman Palla of gold Talmanth.
Other Telgar Weyr Residents
- Angie, rider of green Plath.
- Debera, rider of green Morath.
- Jule, rider of green Alanth.
- M'leng, rider of green Sith.
- M'rak, rider of bronze Caneth.
- Missath, female (green?) dragon.
- O'ney, rider of bronze Queth.
- P'tero, rider of blue Ormonth.
- S'mon (Thomas), rider of bronze Tiabeth.
- Sarra, greenrider
- T'dam, Weyrlingmaster, rider of bronze Kessuth.
- T'lan, brown
- T'lel, rider of brown Branuth.
- T'red, brown
- T'sen, green
- V'last, rider of bronze Collith.
- Z'gal, rider of blue Tracath.
Second Interval/Third Pass
- C'ver, brownrider.
- K'dall, rider of blue Teelarth.
- Miridan, Weyrwoman, rider of gold Sutanith.
- T'grel, rider of bronze Raylinth.
Eighth Pass/Second Long Interval/Ninth Pass
- In an interview cited in the Atlas of Pern, Anne McCaffrey stated that Telgar Weyr had been founded some time before the events of Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern; suggesting it was established in the Fifth Interval or Sixth Pass, and also explaining why the borders differed in the Sixth Pass - Telgar Weyr was said to cover Telgar and Keroon Holds, instead of Telgar and Crom Holds. The publication of Chronicles of Pern: First Fall retconned this by showing the establishment of Telgar Weyr during the First Pass. The reason behind the changing of the borders remains unclear; however, considering how Igen Weyr was abandoned in the Second Interval and its duties were merged with Telgar Weyr, it could be hypothesized that a similar thing happened to Telgar Weyr prior to the Sixth Pass.
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