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Fire Lizards

Fire lizards are among the most important inhabitants of Pern, if only because they were the basis of dragons. They love music, Ruth, and their owners, and they're also really cute!

The Fire Lizard Song
The little queen all golden
Flew hissing at the sea
Against each wave
Her clutch to save
She ventured bravely.

As she attacked the sea in rage
A holderman came nigh
Along the sand
Fishnet in hand
And saw the queen midsky.

He stared at her in wonder
For often he'd been told
That such as she
Could never be
Who hovered there, bright gold

He saw her plight and quickly
He looked up the cliff he faced
And saw a cave
Above the wave
In which her eggs he placed.

The little queen all golden
Upon his shoulder stood
Her eyes all blue
Glowed of her true
Undying gratitude.

The above verse is by Anne McCaffrey, Dragonsong, 1976.

Menolly's Fire Lizards
Queen Beauty - Menolly's favourite who rides on her shoulder.
Bronze Rocky
Bronze Diver
Bronze Poll - acquired accidently, he hatched as Menolly handed the egg over to a Lord Holder's child and he Impressed Menolly instead.
Brown Mimic
Brown Lazybones
Brown Brownie
Blue Uncle
Green Auntie One
Green Auntie Two

From the first clutch found by F'nor and Canth
F'nor: Queen Grall - the first fire lizard Impressed in the Ninth Pass.
Brekke: Bronze Berd - Berd wouldn't let Brekke near the queen when she tried to re-Impress, and consequently heaved her out of her depression.
Mirrim: Brown Tolly, Green Reppa, Green Lok

Other Owners of Fire Lizards (Ninth Pass)
Asgenar: Brown Rial
Groghe: Queen Merga
Larad: Green
Meron: Bronze
Toric: Queen, two bronzes
Brand: Blue
Deelan: Green
Famira: Green
G'sel: Bronze
Kylara: Queen
N'ton: Brown Tris
Piemur: Queen Farli - Farli is one of the best-trained fire lizards on Pern, and she was taught to press a sequence of buttons to activate the oxygen supply on the Yokohama.
Robinton: Bronze Zair
Sebell: Queen Kimi
Sharra: Bronze Meer, Brown Talla

Owners of fire lizards in the First Pass will be added when I get the chance.

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