What is Between?
Entered by: Tricia
Date: 2007-07-29 Relevant to: Arolos and DF
Summary: Between in Anne McCaffrey's "Dragonriders of Pern" series, refers to a dimension through which dragons travel during the process of teleportation, i.e. moving instantaneously from one place to another. If the dragon does not have a clear picture of its destination in mind, it is possible for the dragon and its passengers to become permanently lost in this dimension. Deliberately going between without a destination in mind is how dragons suicide, usually occurring when the rider that they are soul-bonded to dies of illness or injury, or if the dragon itself is mortally injured. To date, though many characters, firelizards, and dragons have been lost between (i.e. "Moreta's Ride"), none that have been so lost have yet emerged from it.
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