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- A detailed description of the Hold, established, the surrounding countryside, the economy and the other (on the basis of the The Dragonlover's Guide to Pern)
Greystones Hold is so named simply because of the gray stones found there. The Hold's predominant type of stone is a heavy granite with sparkling fragments of mica scattered throughout. It is popular as a building material in the Northern Continent and is transported by sea on the many trading vessels that ply their way along the east coast from Valley Hold southward around Nerat Tip, though few ships are equipped to take very many blocks at a time. If a Holder or Lord Holder is erecting a building using only Greystones granite, he had better be a patient man.
The stonemasonhall in Greystones is an offshoot of the Minecrafthall in Crom. As the granite is more plentiful here in Benden than anywhere else, apprentices in masonry are frequently sent here to learn to quarry and work it. As a result, the Hold has more than its share of stone benches, tables, ornamental pillars, troughs, and unrecognizable apprentice carvings left behind by the minecrafters. Many a beastfold wall near some of the stone cots is built out of the profusion of discarded carved blocks.
|Northern||Benden • Bitra • Crom • Fort • High Reaches • Igen • Ista • Keroon • Lemos • Nabol • Nerat • Ruatha • Southern Boll • Telgar • Tillek|
|Southern||Southern • Cove • Landing • Paradise River • Rubicon River|
|Minor Holds • Stakes • Weyrs • Crafts and Halls|