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Chapter 6 opens up with Robinton and Merelan preparing to leave Harper Hall for Benden Hold. This was Robinton's first ride on a dragon. They were transported by C'rob, rider of Spakinth. Lord Maidir and Lady Hayara greet Mereland and Robinton when they arrive.
Merelan is given the task of teaching Maizella, Maidir's eldest daughter, to sing.
Soon after Merelan and Robinton are left in their room, Merelan breaks down and cries. Robinton tells Merelan that he can hear dragons.
Robinton soon made himself at home in Benden. During Maizella's lessons, Merelan had her sing with him. Falloner is impressed by Robinton's singing ability.
Falloner invites Robinton to "scare the watch-wher", something Robinton does not allow people to do. Robinton head-butts Falloner, and makes him promise not to hurt the watch-wher.
Merelan asks Robinton to sing the Question Song at the banquet with S'loner and Carola, which pleases the Weyrleader considerably. The song was reintroduced into the teaching songs at Benden Hold, by request of S'loner.
Five days later, they visit the Weyr. Falloner lets it slip that he was at Benden due to some kind of trouble he'd gotten into at the Weyr.
Characters Introduced Edit
- C'vrel (brown Falarth)
- Falloner (later F'lon)
- Lady Holder Hayara
- Hayon - Hayara's eldest son
- Lord Holder Maidir (had been mentioned earlier)
- Naprila - child of Hayara
- Rasa - child of Hayara