Peter Semling
Vital statistics
Gender Male
Rank Colonist
Dragon Bronze Gilgath
Era Before Landing
First Pass
Affiliation Landing
Fort Weyr
Parent(s) Hans Semling?
First appearance Dragonsdawn
Notable appearance Dragonsdawn

BlankHold Fort Weyr Shield

Peter Semling was one of the original eighteen dragonriders of Pern. His dragon was bronze Gilgath.


Peter had a fair of dragonets. Peter's Gilgath was the second dragon to hatch at the first Hatching.

Peter accompanied Sean Connell and Sorka Hanrahan in the investigation of Ted Tubberman's disappearance. After Sorka and other dragonriders evacuated Mary Tubberman and her children, Peter helped Sean make a bonfire out of Tubberman's laboratory.

Appearance and personality

Like all dragonriders, Peter considered his dragon's well-being the most important thing. During the evacuation of Landing, he agreed with Sean that the dragons shouldn't be relied on as freight carriers.


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