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In the Ninth Pass, as the Lord Holders pushed for the dragonriders to permanently put an end to Threadfall, F'lar and the other leaders began to think of their future. The Southern Continent was set up for dragonriders to choose their living space.
The first weyrhold established in the Southern Continent was Honshu Weyrhold. It was located in the old Honshu Stake that had been claimed by Kenjo Fusaiyuki prior to the First Pass. F'lessan set up Honshu and used it to study the stars with the telescope that he found there.