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Background and History
The Red Butte was located in lower Keroon. It was a laccolithic dome that was so difficult to mistake that it often used as a training landmark for weyrlings that were learning to jump between places.
When the Weyrleaders and several wings went to observe Thread for the first time in the Southern Continent, the dragonriders had trouble controlling their dragons, who wanted to fight Thread. The queen dragons ordered the others to go to the Red Butte, where the dragonriders met to calm their dragons. G'don and the others thanked the queens for countering the instinct about dragons fighting Thread. They also discussed the change-over of wings every two hours when the first northern fall would occur.
In the Sixth Pass, a meeting of Weyrleaders was held at the Red Butte. The Weyrs were consolidated to fight Thread, since so many dragonriders were victims of the plague. The Weyrleaders exchanged lists of riders.