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The Pern Charter was the document that laid out the rights of each Pernese citizen.
Background and History
The Charter of the Pern Colony contains the signed names of the original 6000 colonists of the Pern Colony, both Charter Members and the contracted specialists need to round out the expedition. One of members Cabot Francis Carter guild produced it. The also took the Nomads groups with them
And the laws governing the relationship between Crafthalls, Holds and Weyrs. Its been add to and adjusted after Threadfall and the move north during the Second Crossing
Bitran exodus<when a Lord Holder, breaks several things that are in the [Charter as part of holder rights
- Movement between places, which is an unnamed one
- Able to meet in group, and
- Ask for mediation (and informs how to exercise that right) to appeal for mediation for crippling tithesclaim Charter acreage
- How to claim claim Charter acreage
The Original One
Re-discovered in the Ninth Pass in a locked container in Fort Hold, it is considered the most valuable, and venerable document in Pern.
The search for the Charter began in the Ninth Pass after the artificial intelligence Aivas, informed the residents what to look for among the ancient objects scattered in Fort Hold, the first human settlement in the Northern Continent. The box containing the Charter was found which was locked via a digital combination lock, and fortunately, Aivas knew the combination. Lord Groghe, the Lord Holder of Fort Hold, generously donated the Charter to Landing, the site of the first human settlement on Pern. The Charter itself is enshrined in a case of Master Glasssmith's Morilton clear thick panes, mounted on a mechanism - of Aivas' design - that turned its pages to the one required. Masterwoodsmith Benelek remarked that the plastic coated pages are so durable that nothing short of sharp chopping blades can damage them.
On the first day of the the 31st Turn of the 9th Pass (2553 Turns after the landing of the colonists) Golanth's rider, F'lessan, used the Charter to confirm that Stev Kimmer, was a resident on Honshu, who carved this initials there, by comparing the carving with Stev's signature in the Charter. (Skies of Pern)