Pern is a highly stratified culture, where rank plays an important role.
“Dragonriders are individuals who ride dragons. Dragonriders live apart from the people they...Dragonrider
“A Master is a Craftsman who has achieved a degree of expertise in his Craft. He is considered...Master
“A Journeyman is a Craftsman who has learned the basic tennents of his craft, and the lowest rank...Journeyman
“An apprentice is the lowest rank of Craftsman. An apprentice is one who is learning the craft...Apprentice
“The Weyrleader is the male leader of a Weyr, along with his female counterpart, the Weyrwoman...Weyrleader
“The Weyrwoman is the rider of the highest-ranking Queen in a Weyr. She runs the Weyr along with...Weyrwoman
“A Weyrling is a young dragon or his rider, not yet old enough to join the wings. It is sometimes...Weyrling