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Oak: a tree. Colonist botanists raised seedlings of all Earth trees in the hydroponics lab. Oak and pine trees were planted in the shade of ginko and cottonwood trees which provided shelter for them [DLG1/X:15].

Oats: a Terran grain, brought to Pern by te colonists, which did well in the rich native soil [DLG/II:16].

Obrin, Limpy: see Limpy Obrin.

Ocean Ista: see Ista Weyr.

Odioth: queen dragon, rider Bessera [Mor].

Ogolly: master Archivist at Harper Hall [MHoP].

O'Hara, Sue: see Sue O'Hara.

Oharan: Benden Weyr Harper [H1/.].

Oil: See Black heavy-water.

Oklina: daughter of Lord Leef of Ruatha. Sister of Lord Alessan of Ruatha and a goldrider and weyrwoman at Fort Weyr at the very end of the Sixth Pass and during the beginning decades of the subsequent Interval. She doesn't appear but is mentioned in the short story Beyond Between [Mor; BB].

The picture on the right is the portrait artist Robin Wood made for the book The People of Pern (1988).

[Illustration used with permission. © Robin Wood, 1988]

Old Ballads: [D1/21].

Old Laws: [D1/42].

Old Oceans, the: The oceans of Earth [DoP/3].

Old Records [D1/9].

Old Uncle: nickname of Menolly's great-grandfather (Yanus's grandfather) [H1/.].

Oldive, Masterhealer at Harper Hall [MHoP].

The portrait on the right is the one artist Robin Wood made for the Mayfair Boardgame Dragonriders of Pern (1985, 1989).

[Illustration used with permission. © Robin Wood 1985, 1989]

Oldtimer: a member of one of the five Weyrs which Lessa brought forward four hundred Turns in time. Later used as a derogative tern to refer to one of the dragonriders who had to move to Southern Weyr.

Olga: a dolphin [DD].

Olivine, Bruce: see Bruce Olivine.

Olodkey: Master Harper, drummaster at Harper Hall [H3].

Olos: second son of Sebell and Menolly [DoP/6:124].

Olubushtu, Svenda: see Svenda Olubushtu.

Oly: a fisherman, probably a member of the fishhold at Paradise River Hold [DoP/3:41]. He is not listed in DLG2.

Oma of Ruatha, Lady: Lady Holder of Ruatha Hold. Spouse of Lord Leef [Mor].

O'ney: rider of bronze Queth. One of the oldest bronze riders stationed at Telgar Weyr [RSR/15:359]. Was often bragging about his wing being the best in competitions [RSR/11:273]. Was considered by his Weyrwoman Zulaya to be good enough to be second-in-charge of the Weyr although Weyrleader K'vin, whose choice in this matter was J'dar, had noticed that O'ney tended to be unnecessarily officious [RSR/15:359-360].

Ongola, Shuvin: see Shuvin Ongola.

Ongola, Zi: see Zi Ongola.

Onions, wild: a vegetable that grows in the wild and on cultivated ground on Pern [GWHD/55].

Oort cloud:

Oort, Jan Hendrik: born 1900, died 1992, Terran astronomer from The Netherlands. He confirmed (1927) Bertil Lindblad's theory of the Milky Way galaxy's rotation. In the 1950's he and his colleagues used radio astronomical means to map the spiral-arm structure of the galaxy. Oort proposed (1950) that comets originate in a spherical cloud of material (that later was named after him) orbiting sol (Terran sun) at great distance and that they are occasionally deflected into the inner solar system by gravitational perturbation from the passing of nearby stars. A typical Oort Cloud is about 0.5 to 1 light year from its primary and has an aggregate mass about that of Terra; density is thus extremely low. The main constituents of cometary bodies are ice and dust ("dirty snowballs"). Bodies in the Oort Cloud are occasionally perturbed by collisions or by the influence of nearby stars into orbits which pass near the star.

Orbits, diagram of: see Diagram of orbits.

Oregon: a dolphin [CoP-DB].

Organics plastic machinery: no longer in operation at the end of the First Interval. The one unit housed in the Fort storage had rusted in the same flooding that had ruined so much else [RSR/15:352].

Oribeth: queen dragon, rider Levalla [Mor].

Orla: a youngster at Lado Hold, later a candidate and rider of an unnamed green dragon. Orla is a daughter of Lado Hold's (Ista) weaver. She is a friend of Nian and Neru (N'ru), who are both Searched and Impress gold and bronze respective. She was meant to be apprenticed to Master Elaine, a Master Weaver at Fort Hold, and was expected to go to an Artist's Hall eventually. Orla is a pretty girl, with very curly black hair framing an oval face. Her nose is straight and small, her mouth wide and friendly. She is sixteen Turns old at the beginning of the story [EtT].

Orlith: queen dragon, rider Moreta [Mor].

Ormonth: blue dragon, rider P'tero, stationed at Telgar Weyr [RSR/1:27-29]. Mate of green Sith. Ormonth was wounded by lions when he took part in the rescue of his rider and his rider's weyrmate and lover M'leng when they were attacked by lions while on a Telgar Weyr outing to the Southern Continent during first-month 258 [RSR/16:372].

Orth, bronze dragon, rider T'bor:

Osemore: fisherman at Southern Hold [RoP].

Ostrovsky, Sonja: see Sonja Ostrovsky.

Ostrovsky, Volodya: see Volodya Ostrovsky.

Oswith: green dragon, stationed at Ista Weyr, rider Conna. Conna and Oswith were one of the three dragon and riders that came to Lado's Hold on Search. Conna had already been a dragonrider for thirty Turns at the beginning of the story/when they came on Search [EtT].

Oterel of Tillek, Lord: Lord Holder of Tillek Hold [MHoP].

The portrait on the right is the one artist Robin Wood made for the Mayfair Boardgame Dragonriders of Pern (1985, 1989). Lord Oterel does not appear in The People of Pern (1988).

[Illustration used with permission. © Robin Wood 1985, 1989]

Otto Hegelman: rider of brown Shoth, one of the original first eighteen dragonriders [DD].

Otty: Holder and miner at Crom Hold. Co-founder of Crom Hold [RSR/9:222].

Oxen: on Pern they had a type of phlegmatic heavy duty ox-type beasts which were especially used for pulling the heavy trader carts in multiple teams. They had been one of the last bio-engineering feats from Wind Blossom, granddaughter of Kit (Kitty) Ping Yung, both colonists [RSR/8:205]. 

See also Cart beasts.

Ozzie Munson: colonist, miner [DD].

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