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From "Dragonriders of Pern" Boardgame © 1983 by Mayfair Games http://www.mayfairgames.com. Original artwork © by Robin Wood http://www.robinwood.com
|Era|| Eighth Interval |
Andemon rose through the ranks of the Farmcraft to become its craftmaster. He would be present at a meeting at Benden Weyr, where F'lar would announce that Thread had returned. Upon learning that the Southern Continent was fertile, he would be amazed by the size and health of the plants and fruits that grew there.
F'lar would later consult Andemon on a project he had been working on in secret. F'lar revealed the existence of grubs, found in the Southern Continent, that could devour Thread, and requested the Masterfarmer's assistance. Upon seeing the grubs, Andemon was disgusted, noting that they were considered a pest. Andemon would state that they would burn the larval sacks, as that was one of the few ways to eliminate them. However, after learning from F'lar about the grubs abilities, he would realize that he had misinterpreted an old instruction to watch for the grubs. Realizing that the old texts did not say to destroy the grubs, he would undertake his own research. The result of this research led to vulnerable areas in the Northern Continent being seeded with grubs, as a way to protect the land.
Personality and traits
- A detailed description on the basis of the The Dragonlover's Guide to Pern
Masterfarmer Andemon looks like the epitome of the dour farmer. If a reproduction of Grant Wood's American Gothic had survived to this day, cynics might find in it a family resemblance to this Craftmaster.
Holders find Andemon difficult to get along with, but they have to admit that his advice is always sound. He is more inflexible in his relations with other people than with matters relating to his Craft. It was with his influence that F'lar was able to convince some of the Lord Holders that the grubs they had been destroying through the Turns were what saved the Southern Continent from Thread burrows. What convinced the Master-farmer that the grubs were not inimical to plant life was the fact that the plants grown in grub-enriched soil grew larger and stronger than the ones that did not. To him, that was reason enough to endorse their use.
Andemon is always seeking to make every acre of land count, and has journeymen out combing the land for the best of every kind of plant. The Farmcraft experiments with high-yield grains and superior vegetables. They also understand the importance of conservation of the soil, feeding it so it can continue to feed them. With so many humans and animals to feed and good land as scarce as it is, food propagation is a serious matter. The Holders who come for his advice may not like the way in which it is presented, but they cannot fault him on fact.