From "People of Pern" © 1988 Robin Wood. Used with Permission.
Vital statistics
Gender Male
Rank Lord Holder
Era Eighth Interval
Ninth Pass
Affiliation High Palisades Hold
Benden Weyr
Southern Hold
Spouse Ramala
Parent(s) Not Mentioned in book
Siblings Brever, Kevelon, Murda, Hamian, Sharra
Children Besic
First appearance Dragonquest
Notable appearance Renegades of Pern

High Palisades Benden Weyr Shield Southern Shield


Lord Toric of Southern ruled Southern Hold in the Ninth Pass of the Red Star. He was born in High Palisades Hold near Ista in 2483. In 2502, he was a candidate for Ramoth's first clutch but failed to Impress. In 2508, he went with F'nor to establish a Southern Weyr between times. This added four Turns to his age. He went back to real-time Southern and eventually became its holder.


Toric is described as ambitious and ruthless. He thinks little of dragonriders and lazy people who think Southern is just as easy as picking food off of trees. Toric tries to expand his hold in any way possible; family marriages, coercing Weyrleaders, and illegally settling areas outside his Hold. He dislikes Harpers and dragonriders and has several times been compared to Fax, the self-styled «Lord of Seven Holds.»


Toric had a large family in Ista with six siblings, including Sharra, later the wife of Jaxom of Ruatha. Toric's wife, Ramala, was a healer in Nerat until she came South. His many children were purported to be used for dynastic purposes.


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