Telgar Shield

Southern Telgar Hold is one of the Minor Holds in Telgar Hold.


A detailed description of the Hold, established, the surrounding countryside, the economy and the other (on the basis of the The Dragonlover's Guide to Pern)

South Telgar lies at the same latitude as Igen Weyr. It is situated on the south bank of the river flowing west across the Telgar plain. The Hold was constructed especially for the denizens of Telgar who could not tolerate the hard winter weather in the main Hold. Many of the older folk come here when they retire from their duties in Telgar. The site was chosen for the Hold because a mineral spring bubbles to the surface not far from the bank of the river. The high limestone content makes the spring water spas naturally effervescent.

The daring soul who founded South Telgar broke with many Traditions (and common sense, some say) by constructing a stone complex in the shelter of the cliffs — not inside the cliff itself, which faces west. The main Hold faces east.

South Telgar has a Healer Hall almost as big as the main Hall in Fort Hold. It is in a separate building near the Hold. The Master-healer oversees a broad training program in pediatrics and geriatrics. Apprentice healers and nurses can begin their instruction here before taking their journeymen's examinations in Fort. The climate is warm enough to make use of the mineral springs all year round, for the relief of joint ailments suffered by many of the Hall's elderly patients.




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