and Pedigree Charts
and Pedigree Charts
|Index Dragonrider names||Index Holder's names||Index Craftspeople's names||Elrhan's Pedigree Chart|
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Genealogy or Bloodline
|First Interval/Second Pass|
Lord Holder of Bitra Hold, born probably Bitra Hold c. 175.
Married c. 195 N.N., Lady Holder of Bitra Hold, born probably c. 175.
Since it is written in Red Star Rising/Dragonseye that Bitra Hold was established in the First Interval (58-258), it might have been this Lord Holder, Lord Kinver's father, who established Bitra as a Hold. Looking at the possible Turn of birth though, it could also have been someone from the previous four generations (there are about three generations per century).
|Children (known; because of the probable age difference there will have been several children between Kinver and Vergerin):|
|1||Kinver, born probably Bitra Hold c. 195, follows B-11.|
|2||Vergerin, born probably Bitra Hold c. 210, follows B-12.|
of Bitra, Lord Holder of Bitra
Hold , probably born Bitra Hold c. 195, died probably
prior to 245.
The records stated that Kinver was a capable and fair Lord Holder (even though he gambled too, but – more importantly – because he didn't cheat) [RSR/11:293].
|1||Chalkin, born probably Bitra Hold c. 215, follows B-111.|
|Vergerin of Bitra, Lord Holder of Bitra Hold (confirmed 257, after impeachment of
Chalkin), probably born Bitra Hold c. 210, died probably during the Second
Had a relationship (prior to 257) with N.N.
Probably married (probably early Second Pass) N.N.
was rumored that Vergerin and Chalkin of Bitra had played a game, the
stake being an uncontested succession to Bitra Hold [RSR/11:287-288] after
which Chalkin gave Vergerin an isolated mountain hold in the back of
beyond [RSR/1:59]. When Vergerin came out of hiding after the banishment
of his nephew it turned out he had indeed lost his rights to the
succession in a wager with Lord Chalkin, but Vergerin said that Chalkin
had cheated [RSR/13:305]. He was accused by Lord Chalkin and
Lady Nadona for breaking his word, acting as a traitor and of setting up
the whole impeachment process [RSR/13:306]. Vergerin accepted the position
of provisional Lord Holder of Bitra and the assistance of a management team,
consisting out of younger sons and daughters from every other Hold, until
a final decision on the subject of succession was taken on the Turn's End
conclave [RSR/13:309]. He was confirmed as Bitran Lord Holder at Turn's
End 257 but was not abjured to train his young relatives (Chalkin's two
sons) to succession. He was - in conscience - bound to see them well
taken care of, educated and prepared to make their own living but it is
unknown if either of them really succeeded in holding Bitra. He was
relieved of his promise (to Chalkin) to have no legitimate heirs and
promptly installed a nine year old son and a five year old daughter as
heirs (nobody knew who their mother had been); which corroborates the
belief that Chalkin's boys didn't inherit. Vergerin also made it clear
he was interested in acquiring a suitable spouse to hold as his lady, so
supposedly he was not married (although having more than one wife on Pern
wasn't illegal, just not practiced often) [RSR/14:324].
|1||N.N. (a son), born 247/248, probably the next Lord Holder of Bitra Hold (nine years old in 257).|
|2||N.N. (a daughter), born 251/252 (five years old in 257).|
|Chalkin of Bitra, Lord Holder of Bitra Hold (?-257), born probably Bitra Hold c. 215.
Married c. 245 Nadona of Nerat, Lady Holder of Bitra Hold, probably born Nerat Hold c. 220, died probably during the Second Pass; daughter of Lord Brenton of Nerat, Lord Holder of Nerat Hold and N.N., Lady Holder of Nerat Hold.
had a jowly face with muddy brown, close-set eyes (with bags under them)
that seemed to cross towards the bridge of his rather fleshy, bulbous nose
(a family treat), scanty hair and a mole on his chin [RSR/5:136, 155;
16:389]. He was obviously a vain man, wearing many, jeweled rings on both
hands. He "seemed to have more rings than days of the year"
[RSR/5:155] (wearing rings seems something that Fax had in common with
Chalkin and that Anne attributes to people with a bad character). His children were plump, indolent by nature, dressed in
ill-fitting clothes, constantly eating, dirty and had long, greasy and
roughly cut hair [RSR/5:145].
|1||Chaldon, born probably Bitra Hold c. 246, oldest child [RSR/5:144].|
|2||Luccha, born probably Bitra Hold c. 248, second child and oldest daughter. Her mouth was set aslant in her face and she had thin lips [RSR/5:146].|
|3||Lonada, born probably Bitra Hold c. 250, third child and youngest daughter. She had a pudding face, with small holes for eyes and her father's fleshy and bulbous nose [RSR/5:146].|
|4||Briskin, born probably Bitra Hold 253/254 (mentioned to be three years old in 257). A sturdy lad who talked very little and carried a stuffed toy (a dirty bear) with him from which he could not be parted [RSR/5:146-147].|
|Second Long Interval (Eight Interval)/Ninth Pass|
|Sifer of Bitra, Lord Holder of Bitra Hold (before 2490-after 2515), born probably
Bitra Hold c. 2450, owner of an unnamed firelizard, died during the Ninth Pass.
Married 1st probably c. 2470 N.N., Lady Holder of Bitra Hold, born c. 2450.
Married 2nd (?) probably shortly before 2515 N.N., Lady Holder of Bitra Hold, born c. 2487.
Sifer of Bitra married at least two (but probably even more) times, since in Dragonquest we
can read about his latest wife (who was half the age of Manora of
Benden Weyr, who was about 55 Turns old at the time) [D2/1:13]. We must
remember here that, as on old Terra, a relatively large number of women
will have died during childbirth (especially with the rate some of the
Lord Holders produced offspring). Lord Sifer
himself was already Lord Holder of Bitra around 2490 (I assume he became
Lord Holder at about the age of thirty Turns, around 2480). He is
mentioned in The Masterharper of Pern only once, around the time
that Larad was confirmed Lord Holder of Telgar at the tender age of 15
Turns around 2490 [MHoP]. He is still Lord Holder in 2515; the Turn in
which Jaxom Impressed Ruth, to which Hatching day Lord Sifer also attended
|Child (known); from the first marriage:|
|1||Sigomal, born probably Bitra Hold c. 2475, follows J-11.|
|Sigomal of Bitra, Lord Holder of Bitra Hold, born
probably Bitra Hold c. 2475.
Married probably c. 2495 N.N., Lady Holder of Bitra Hold, born probably c. 2475.
Lord Sigomal was the second Lord of Bitra that was impeached and exiled.
|1||N.N., a son, probably died young since Sousmal is brought forward as the interim Lord Holder after the impeachment of both his father and (probably older) brother Gomalsi.|
|2||Gomalsi, born probably Bitra Hold c. 2473. Gomalsi was exiled together with his father Lord Sifer for his part in the abduction of Masterharper Robinton and for acting as a ship's captain without the qualifications [AtWoP].|
|3||Sousmal, probably Lord Holder of Bitra Hold , born probably Bitra Hold c. 2500. Sousmal is given as Lord Sifer's third son in All the Weyrs of Pern [AtWoP/18:389].|
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