History Literature / DragonridersOfPern

21st May '18 2:09:33 AM CheeseDogX
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* StableTimeLoop: All time travel in the series either results in one of these, or is the result of one of these.

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* StableTimeLoop: All time travel in the series either results in one of these, or is the result of one of these. There's even a case or two where someone travels in time becuase they see something that makes them realize [[YouAlreadyChangedThePast they already had]].
20th May '18 1:25:21 PM Ea4g
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* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: Had Lessa just asked F'lar for help, as was her right, instead of trying to trick him into it she really would have become ruler of Ruatha hold as she wanted. None of the rest of the plot would have proceeded as written due to that one mistake on her part.
6th Apr '18 5:47:40 PM NevixAstari
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* AbsenceOfEvidence: When bullies hurt Piemur by greasing up a flight of stairs, they clean up afterwards to hide the evidence. Their superiors start to suspect foul play when they realize that the stairs are ''too'' clean.

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* AbsenceOfEvidence: When bullies hurt Piemur by greasing up a flight of stairs, they clean up afterwards to hide the evidence. Their superiors start to suspect foul play when they realize that only the stairs are trapped stair was ''too'' clean.clean, while the rest of the stairs were still dirty.
27th Feb '18 10:27:59 PM Sharysa
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* BreathWeapon: Most of the dragons ingest an ore called "firestone" to enable them to breathe fire. The phosphorus in the firestone reacts with the dragon's stomach acid to produce phosphine (chemical formula [=PH3=]), a poison gas that ignites spontaneously upon contact with air. The egg-laying gold dragons aren't allowed to chew firestone because it has the side effect of sterilizing females. In ''Dragonsdawn'', it's revealed that this is a cultural misinterpretation of the actual reason: Greens have been genetically tweaked to be sterile regardless of firestone, and queens who try to eat firestone vomit it back up, making it necessary for their riders to use flamethrowers. This tweaking was to match the conservative gender views of the geneticist who did the work: on finding out after her death, the queen riders were ''not'' pleased.

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* BreathWeapon: Most of the dragons ingest an ore called "firestone" to enable them to breathe fire. The phosphorus in the firestone reacts with the dragon's stomach acid to produce phosphine (chemical formula [=PH3=]), a poison gas that ignites spontaneously upon contact with air. The egg-laying gold dragons aren't allowed to chew firestone because it has the side effect of sterilizing females. In ''Dragonsdawn'', it's revealed that this is a cultural misinterpretation of the actual reason: Greens have been were genetically tweaked to be sterile regardless of firestone, and queens who try to eat firestone vomit it back up, making it necessary for their riders to use flamethrowers. This tweaking was to match the conservative gender views of the geneticist who did the work: on finding out after her death, the queen riders were ''not'' pleased.
27th Feb '18 10:27:13 PM Sharysa
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** A weyrwoman or greenrider usually gets alerted to mating time when she/he notices her/his queen/green is in a foul, violent mood. [[spoiler:Later this applies to Mirrim, if only making her slightly worse off than her normal attitude.]] Humans around the rider in question tend to notice that the rider's getting more than a little cranky, too.

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** A weyrwoman or greenrider usually gets alerted to mating time when she/he notices her/his queen/green is in a foul, violent mood. [[spoiler:Later [[spoiler: Later this applies to Mirrim, if only making her slightly worse off than her normal attitude.]] Humans around the rider in question tend to notice that the rider's getting more than a little cranky, too.



* BreathWeapon: Most of the dragons ingest an ore called "firestone" to enable them to breathe fire. The phosphorus in the firestone reacts with the dragon's stomach acid to produce phosphine (chemical formula [=PH3=]), a poison gas that ignites spontaneously upon contact with air. The egg-laying gold dragons aren't allowed to chew firestone because it has the side effect of sterilizing females. In ''Dragonsdawn'', it's revealed that this is a cultural misinterpretation/explanation of the actual reason: Greens have been genetically tweaked to be sterile regardless of firestone, and queens who try to eat firestone vomit it back up, making it necessary for their riders to use flamethrowers. This tweaking was to match the conservative gender views of the geneticist who did the work: on finding out after her death, the queen riders were ''not'' pleased.

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* BreathWeapon: Most of the dragons ingest an ore called "firestone" to enable them to breathe fire. The phosphorus in the firestone reacts with the dragon's stomach acid to produce phosphine (chemical formula [=PH3=]), a poison gas that ignites spontaneously upon contact with air. The egg-laying gold dragons aren't allowed to chew firestone because it has the side effect of sterilizing females. In ''Dragonsdawn'', it's revealed that this is a cultural misinterpretation/explanation misinterpretation of the actual reason: Greens have been genetically tweaked to be sterile regardless of firestone, and queens who try to eat firestone vomit it back up, making it necessary for their riders to use flamethrowers. This tweaking was to match the conservative gender views of the geneticist who did the work: on finding out after her death, the queen riders were ''not'' pleased.
11th Feb '18 10:29:37 PM Ryulong
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** In ''Sky Dragons'', Green Dragons produce eggs, as they never consumed firestone, and one of them lays a gold. Prior to this, green fire-lizard clutches only ever produced lower-ranked colors.
11th Feb '18 9:51:15 PM Ryulong
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* DomesticAbuse: F'lar is ''very'' rough with Lessa at first; he gets less so as their relationship matures. When

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* DomesticAbuse: F'lar is ''very'' rough with Lessa at first; he gets less so as their relationship matures. When
11th Feb '18 9:44:08 PM Ryulong
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* CallARabbitASmeerp: Runnerbeasts and herdbeasts, sort of. While they are related to horses and oxen (and are described as looking similar), they were significantly genetically engineered by the original colonists to be able to eat Pernese flota, which is high in Boron. So they're probably a different species, technically.

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* CallARabbitASmeerp: Runnerbeasts and herdbeasts, sort of. While they are related to horses and oxen (and are described as looking similar), they were significantly genetically engineered by the original colonists to be able to eat Pernese flota, flora, which is high in Boron. So they're probably a different species, technically.
11th Feb '18 7:43:09 PM nombretomado
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* {{Patronymic}}: Somewhat turned on its head. Many (though not all) Pernese children, particularly those born in the Weyrs, are given names which are meshes of the names of their father and mother. For example, F'lar's birth name was Fallarnon, after his father Falloner and mother Larna; his half-brother F'nor was Famanoran, after father Falloner and mother Manora. Sometimes other people's names are used in the convention, such as Menolly and Sebell's youngest son Robse (the first part of his name being in honor of Robinton).
8th Feb '18 10:49:57 AM CheeseDogX
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* HonestAdvisor: Harpers, and Masterharper Robinton in particular, see this as part of their role as educators. Robinton never hesitates to let a Lord Holder know if he's about to do something unwise, whether he likes it or not. Since Mastercrafters and Lord Holders are equal in rank, they can't make him shut up, either.

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* HonestAdvisor: Harpers, and Masterharper Robinton in particular, see this as part of their role as educators. Robinton never hesitates to let a Lord Holder know if he's about to do something unwise, whether he likes it or not. His EstablishingCharacterMoment was to give the convened Lord Holders a massive TheReasonYouSuckSpeech. Since Mastercrafters and Lord Holders are equal in rank, they can't make him shut up, either.
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