[DWJ] trolling for ideas/suggestions

Kyla Mackay-Smith kyla at sccs.swarthmore.edu
Wed Nov 15 08:47:16 EST 2006


On Wed, 15 Nov 2006, Minnow wrote:

> In that context, Anne MacCaffrey has at least one woman who is the Castle
> Herb Expert: I can't for the life of me remember the title of the book or
> the name of the wench, but the "parallel story" of the Moreta's Ride bit of
> Pern's history has her working away gathering and storing medicinal herbs,
> and then smuggling them out by the sackful to the refugee-camp at the
> castle gates.

Nerilka.

> Oh, and the people in charge of harvesting and preparing numbweed on Pern
> always seem to be women, and isn't there a female character in *The White
> Dragon* or *Dragondrums* (or whatever the one is in which the annoying
> harper apprentice goes off on his own and gets lost on the Southern
> Continent) who is out doing research on herbs-for-healing when she comes
> across the protagonist of the book?

Sharra, I think. She's in both those books. She's the sister of the head
of Southern Hold.

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