Mirrim with her dragon, Path.
From "People of Pern" © 1988 Robin Wood. Used with Permission.
Vital statistics
Gender Female
Rank Lower Cavern Resident
Dragon rider
Dragon Green Path
Era Ninth Pass
Affiliation Benden Weyr
Southern Weyr
High Reaches Weyr
Monaco Bay Weyr
Spouse T'gellan weyrmate
Parent(s) L'trel
Fire-lizard(s) two greens Reppa and Lok
brown, Tolly
First appearance Dragonsong
Notable appearance All the Weyrs of Pern

Benden Weyr Shield Southern Weyr Shield High Reaches Weyr Shield Monaco Bay Weyr Shield

Mirrim is the rider of green Path, and is T'gellan's weyrmate.


Mirrim is the daughter of blue rider, L'trel, and an unknown holder who disowned her. Originally from Benden Weyr, she followed Manora around until she was assigned to Brekke at Southern Weyr.

She assisted Brekke with caring for the injured riders who were sent to Southern to recover. While there, she impressed three firelizards; two greens, Reppa and Lok, and one brown, called Tolly. After the oldtimers were exiled to Southern, she moved with Brekke to High Reaches Weyr.

After Brekke's queen dragon, Wirenth, died during her first mating flight, Brekke and Mirrim were brought to Benden Weyr. Mirrim cares deeply for her foster-mother, and helped F'nor and Manora tend to her while she was comatose.

While at Benden, Mirrim also cared for Menolly, who had run her feet raw while trying to escape from threadfall. The two girls quickly became friends, despite Mirrim's difficult personality.

Mirrim was too afraid to watch the hatching where Brekke was asked to stand on the sands a second time. Brekke did not impress the new queen dragon, but Mirrim was relieved that the hatching helped her recover from her loss.

Mirrim would later impress green Path, becoming the first female in the Ninth Pass to Impress a dragon other than a gold. While females impressing greens was a custom that was common in the early centuries of Pernese history, it had stopped sometime after the 2nd Pass.

According to the People of Pern, T'gellan, rider of Bronze Monarth, has had his eye on Mirrim for quite awhile. And in Dragonfire, it is insinuated that when Path rose for her first mating flight, Monarth caught her. However, the situation didn't end well, and it took a few more turns before Mirrim realized that she returned the bronzerider's feelings.

The two later became weyrmates, and she moved to Eastern Weyr with him when he became the new Weyrleader. She is on good terms with the Weyrwoman Talina, and shows no jealousy or other problem with her weyrmate's regular sexual contact with Talina during mating flights.

After Landing is discovered in All the Weyrs of Pern, she assists in fight to end thread.

Personality and traits

Known to be an extremely acerbic and temperamental rider, Mirrim is forthright, bossy, and at times unthinking in her acidic remarks that often wound others.


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