Vital statistics
Title Head Steward
Lord Holder
Gender Male
Rank Lord Holder
Era Ninth Pass
Affiliation Nerat Hold
Parent(s) Vincet
Siblings Begamon
First appearance All the Weyrs of Pern
Notable appearance The Skies of Pern

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Ciparis was the Lord Holder of Nerat Hold during the Ninth Pass.


Ciparis was a son of Vincet, Lord Holder of Nerat Hold. After Vincet's death, Ciparis's brother Begamon succeeded Vincet as Lord Holder. Ciparis served as Begamon's Steward, which allowed him to become familiar to the other Lord Holders. Begamon eventually became involved with a conspiracy by an anti-AIVAS faction to kidnap MasterHarper Robinton. After Begamon was stripped of his title at a trial, Ciparis was chosen to act as Lord Holder of Nerat until further notice, as Begamon had no children old enough to succeed him. Lytol traveled to Nerat to inform Ciparis of the decision.

Ciparis continued as Lord Holder of Nerat for several years. He was in power during the Fireball Flood, and attended a meeting where he learned of the potential damage. He requested the assistance of Idarolan, as Nerat had a lot of coastline that would be affected.

Personality and traits

Ciparis appeared to have a good reputation with the Lord Holders, as they chose him to replace his brother as Lord Holder following Begamon's exile.


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