General Information

The Tannercraft Hall is split between two main locations - a Northern continent Hall which lies in the deserts of Igen, and a Southern continent Hall which resides at Landing. There are a series of smaller craftholds which are scattered through the holdings of the north and the south, and each Weyr has at least one ranking crafter available for their needs. It is one of the most active craft schools for nonapprentices, due to the fact that the applications and needs for cured hides and leatherworkings are many.

The Tannercraft itself, however, is not as important as some of the other Crafts on Pern. Like the winecraft, tanning is considered a Hold Craft. The rudiments are easily learned and passed on. In order to combat this, however, the Tannercraftmasters always reserve special craft secrets, such as special processes and chemicals, techniques, and compounds to make finer leathers, as well as how to achieve particular, hard to achieve colors when working with the leather.

The Tannercrafthall will often send specialists to various well-know beast holds to examine the hides they have collected over the winter. This specialist will provide certification of quality hides so they may be sold for higher prices at Gathers. Every person on Pern knows if a hide bears the seal of the Tannercrafthall it is of high quality, was processed correctly, and will not rot.

In recent turns, the craft has experienced a series of setbacks as the Hall was attacked by renegades who laid waste to the vast majority of the craft's stores, as well as severely injured or killed many of the leading craft members. More recently, Igen's drought has left the Tanner Hall rethinking its methods in order to continue to meet orders while preserving their limited water supply.

The current craftmaster is Bellorya, while the craftsecond is Varia. Barashyn currently oversees the apprentices, while Faraden the duties of the Steward.

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