Map Northern Continent from The Atlas of Pern

The Northern Continent is the more densely populated of Pern's 3 continents. Its extreme points were Tillek Hold in the west, Benden Hold in the east, and South Boll to the south. In the north, frigid, unexplored wastes extended to the polar regions of the planet.

After the eruption of Mount Garben at Landing the population of Pern, largely concentrated on the Southern Continent, fled northwards and founded Fort Hold.


The Northern Continent is very mountainous, with high ranges running along the coastlines.

Plant & Animal life

The Northern Continent features very diverse Flora and Fauna. Nerat and Boll peninsulas, as well as Ista Island are covered in dense jungles and tropical forests, while Keroon's plains are wide grasslands.

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