From "Dragonriders of Pern" Boardgame © 1983 by Mayfair Games http://www.mayfairgames.com. Original artwork © by Robin Wood http://www.robinwood.com
Bendarek was the MasterwoodSmith of the Woodcraft Hall in the Ninth Pass.
Bendarek was a native of Lemos Hold and rose through the ranks to become a Journeyman of the Smithcraft. Some time after the Ninth Pass began, Bendarek rediscovered the art of making paper from wood pulp. His sheets were seen as a excellent replacement for skins, which degraded over time. Due to this discovery and the increase of wood following the Eighth Interval, it was decided to make the Woodcraft an independent hall, though it remained affiliated with the Smithcraft. Bendarek would become the Master of the new craft.
After the discovery of AIVAS, Bendarek would express interest in using AIVAS's methods to improve paper quality and output by adding rag content. Bendarek's workload would increase as the demand for paper grew. When two new halls were proposed, it was noted that Bendarek had one journeyman and a hall full of apprentices, making it difficult for him to take extra work. Following Robinton's kidnapping and recovery, Bendarek would be called upon to inspect the cart used to abduct Robinton, where he noted its poor construction.
During Jaxom's trip fifty years into the future, he would make note of the paper, suggesting that Bendarek had continued to improve his invention.
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