Brian Hanrahan
Vital statistics
Gender Male
Rank Colonist
Era First Pass
Affiliation Landing
Fort Hold
Ruatha Hold
Spouse Jair Hanrahan
Parent(s) Red Hanrahan
Mairi Hanrahan
Siblings Sorka, Pat, Simon, Maureen, Ryan
Children Four
First appearance Dragonsdawn
Notable appearance "The Ford of Red Hanrahan"

Landing Fort Hold Ruatha Hold Veterinary

Brian Hanrahan was a colonist on Pern. He was the son of Red and Mairi Hanrahan.



On the colony ship, Brian made friends with Bob and Ben Jepson.

During the evacuation of Landing, the dragonriders communicated with Brian at Fort Hold to test the timing of their fire lizards going between.

Ruatha Hold

Brian accompanied his parents to their new hold, Ruatha. On the way there, he rode his horse Cloudy. At the ford, he crossed it and went to the hold to get help for the rest of the party.  

His wife was Jair Hanrahan. They fostered the four children with Red Hanrahan and Mairi Hanrahan, while he continued to study veterinary sciences under his father.

Personality and traits

He was good with animals.

When the dragonriders communicated with him at Fort, he was at first annoyed that they interrupted him with what he thought was a trivial call. He immediately apologized when he learned that they were trying to prevent dragon casualties after the deaths of Marco Galliani and Duluth.


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