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Telgar Weyr was the last of the Ancient Weyrs to be established, settled in the Interval after the First Pass. It was founded after the mininghold at Telgar began expanding and establishing farmland, requiring a full-time Weyr to protect it. It is located in the central northern mountains of the Northern Continent. As it was initially a mining hold, its caverns were primarily cut by miners.

History

Founding

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.

First Interval

Second Interval

Towards the end of the Second Interval, Telgar Weyr's dragon population was doubled as a result of the abandoning of Igen Weyr.

Sixth Pass

Second Long Interval/Ninth Pass

Weyr Features

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.

Tunnel Road

Created in the thinnest wall of the Weyr, and is very steep in places.

Capacity

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.

Weyrleaders

First Interval

Second Pass


Second Interval

Third Pass

Sixth Pass

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.

Ninth Pass

Other Telgar Weyr Residents

First Pass

F'mar rider of bronze Tallith

First Interval

Second Interval/Third Pass

Sixth Pass

Eighth Pass/Second Long Interval/Ninth Pass

Inconsistencies

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