Mar Dook
Vital statistics
Gender Male
Rank Colonist
Head agronomist
Era Before Landing
First Pass
Affiliation Landing
Fort Hold
First appearance Dragonsdawn
Notable appearance Dragonsdawn

Farmer BlankHold Fort Shield

Mar Dook was one of the colonists of Pern. He was the chief agronomist.


As the colony ships approached Pern, Mar Dook made sure the scientists kept on track with their priorities, including placating and reproving Ted Tubberman. He was part of the first group to land on Pern and helped to choose the site for farming.

When Thread fell, he helped to study it. At one point, he suggested that Thread had been designed to harm humans. When the leadership of Pern held a public meeting to inform the people of their findings, Mar Dook was one of those on stage.

Mar Dook had a son, named Kes, who was trained in agronomy.

Appearance and personality

Mar Dook had Asiatic features. He was wiry and lean and he had black, intelligent eyes. Only he and Tarvi Andiyar could stomach watching the captured Thread sample as it ate the food that was given to it.


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