|Shavva bint Faroud|
|Title||Exploration and Evaluation Corps|
|Affiliation||Federated Sentient Planets|
|Children||Many-time great grandchild Avril Bitra|
|Notable appearance||"The P.E.R.N. Survey"|
Shavva was a biologist and nexialist. Due to the deaths of some of her fellow crew members, she was forced to take on the role of botanist as well. Because Castor, the team captain, was injured and couldn't visit the planet, Shavva was the leader of the expedition to Pern.
Shavva's notes on Pern were handed down to her descendant, Avril Bitra, who was one of the colonists of Pern. The ruby was also handed down through the generations of her family.