The Masterharper of Pern 1998
C'gan on blue Tagath, with Robinton standing in front of them
Vital statistics
Gender Male
Rank Weyrsinger
Dragon Blue Tagath
Era Eighth Interval
Ninth Pass
Affiliation Benden Weyr
Harper Hall
First appearance Dragonflight
Notable appearance The Masterharper of Pern

Benden Weyr Shield Harper

C'gan is the was a dragonrider in Benden Weyr in the latter parts of the Eighth Interval and the early Ninth Pass. He served as the Weyr's WeyrSinger. His dragon was blue Tagath.


C'gan was a blue rider who performed harper duties for Benden Weyr. Early in his career, he recieved additional training from MasterSinger Merelan, who was fulfulling a contract at Benden Hold. At the end of Merelan's one year term, fter they leave Falloner, assisted C'gan.

C'gan would attend a hatching at Benden Weyr, working with Robinton to provide entertainment after the hatching. The hatching becomes marred with tragedy when S'loner and Lord Maidir are discovered to have died while attempting to travel to Benden Hold — it is theorized S'loner died of a heart attack, and his dragon Chendith went Between; inadvertently taking Maidir with him. C'gan would later take Robinton and Raid back to Benden Hold.

Some years later, C'gan would often help transport Robinton at the request of F'lon. One winter, C'gan and Robinton came to a hatching at Benden Weyr, where they witnessed both of F'lon's sons Impress, despite the fact that C'gan felt Famanoran, the younger son, had been too young. C'gan would attend a Gather at Telgar Hold. After F'lon was killed in a fight with Fax's men, C'gan would arrive in the company of several other riders. C'gan attempted to take the man responsible into custody. When the man attempted to escape, he will killed by Kinsale.

In the years after F'lon's death, C'gan would often visit Robinton at the Harper Hall, lamenting the Weyr's status and occasionally bringing toys for Robinton's son Camo. He would later be present as part of F'lar Wing after the killing of Fax. Eventually, C'gan became the Weyrlingmaster. When Thread fell for the first time in 400 years, C'gan would assemble the Weyrlings to assist as messengers. On short notice, he and Tagath would take firestone to F'nor at Keroon. However, while there, both were badly Threadscored. C'gan and Tagath would just barely make it back to Benden Weyr, before C'gan died, lamenting that his age made it difficult for him to fight Thread in his final moments.


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