Wind Blossom
Kitti Ping and Wind Blossom. Copyright by Linda Eicher
Vital statistics
Gender Female
Rank Colonist
Head Medic
Era First Pass
Affiliation Landing
Fort Hold
Parent(s) See Notes
Children Emorra
First appearance Dragonsdawn
Notable appearance Dragonsblood

Beast Healer BlankHold Fort Shield

Wind Blossom was a genetecist and one of the original colonists.


In Dragonsblood, Wind Blosson is also described as being a physician, which she became after the Second Crossing (the move north to Fort Hold). She died during the First Interval, after 58 AL, as is described in Dragonsblood. She developed the Watch-whers, the photosensitive «cousins» of the dragons, originally a product of incorrect coding by Wind Blossom that proved to be very important to the people of Pern in later ages.

Wind Blossom had one child herself, a daughter called Emorra whose name combines those of Emily (Boll) and Sorka (Hanrahan), good friends of Wind Blossom. Sorka Hanrahan and Emily Boll's husband Pierre de Courci were Emorra's godparents. Her relationship with her mother was strained at the best of times, but like her mother (and great-grandmother) Emorra became a geneticist too. She was also Head Medic and the Dean of College (the predecessor of the Harper and Healer Halls) at Fort.

Personality and traits



  • Daughter (UK edition of Dragonsdawn and both UK and US editions of Dragonsblood) or granddaughter (US edition of Dragonsdawn) of Kitti Ping Yung. That Wind Blossom was Kitt Ping's daughter is unlikely because in Dragonsblood Wind Blossom is said to be 79 years of age in 56 AL (during the Frst Interval). This means she would have been born (depending on her birthday) 23 or 24 years before Landing and that she was 23 or 24 years old when arrving on Pern when Kitti Ping Yung was already in her tenth decade (as is given in Dragonsdawn). Despite the techniques available to the Terrans is does not seem likely that Kitti Ping would have given birth to a daughter in her late sixties or early seventies. This is not to say that isn't possibly, just highly unlikely.
  • Also called Wind Blossom Ping.

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