Vital statistics
Gender Female
Rank Weyrwoman
Dragon Gold Talmanth
Era Ninth Pass
Affiliation Telgar Weyr
Spouse J'fery (weyrmate)
First appearance The Skies of Pern

Telgar Weyr Shield

Palla was Weyrwoman of Telgar Weyr in the Ninth Pass. Her dragon was gold Talmanth.


Prior to Impressing, Palla studied astronomy under MasterStarSmith Wansor. Wansor would later proclaim that he had been sad to lose her as an apprentice. After Impressing Talmanth, she became a weyrwoman at Telgar Weyr. At some point, she became the weyrmate of J'fery. She would eventually succeed Bedella as senior Weyrwoman following Bedella's retirement.

Palla would attend a meeting of all the Weyrleaders at Cove Hold following the Fireball Flood. She was supportive of the proposed plan to create a new craft for dragonriders to track and divert incoming fireballs, noting that she had once studied astronomy. Because of this, Palla and J'fery would propose that an observatory be built at Telgar Hold, noting that Lord Holder Larad would likely support the notion. Though Cosira would claim that the duties of a Weyrwoman would leave little time for such matters, Lessa would point out that it would be fine to allow the junior weyrwomen to assist. Palla would later attend a council meeting at Telgar Hold, where the plan was presented. Palla would also support the confirmation of Janissian as Lady Holder of Southern Boll Hold.

Personality and traits

Palla was generally shy and self-conscious. She was one of the younger Weyrwomen, having succeeded an Oldtimer. She was fairly knowledgeable in astronomy, having studied the science prior to becoming a rider.


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