Zi Ongola
Vital statistics
Gender Male
Rank lieutenant commander, Retired
Lord Holder
Era Before Landing
First Pass
Affiliation Landing
Fort Hold
Tillek Hold
Spouse Sabra Stein-Ongola
Children One unnamed
Shuvin Stein-Ongola
Fire-lizard(s) gold Fancy
First appearance Dragonsdawn
Notable appearance Dragonsdawn

BlankHold Fort Shield Tillek Shield

Zi Ongola was one of the leading officials in the initial Pernese settlement of Landing. He served variously as a lieutenant commander, colonist, and meteorologist.


He also understood Dolphin, but was afraid of the water pressure endured by Dolphineers in the ocean, and did not become one. He impress Fancy.

He married Sabra Stein; they have two children Shuvin and one unnamed child.

He was severely injured by Avril Bitra when she made her escape in the Admiral's gig, but escaped death.

After the Second Crossing, he handle communication, and meteorologist at Fort Hold, during the First Pass he and other left Fort, to find a hold on the western peninsula and later on called it Tillek Hold, in honor of Jim Tillek.

Personality and traits

He had a sad bass voice, and lost his original family before coming to Pern. He has dark skin, heavy head, with deep set eyes,


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