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Ista Bloodline

Introduction
The Ista Bloodline is not one of the Bloodlines about which we have extensive knowledge. This seems only logical because, although it lies between two continents and although this smallest of the major Holds has a fine tropical climate, being an island holding makes it one of the more isolated major Holds on Pern. It lies, offshore from Igen in the vast bay which is so appropriately called Big Bay. Ista Hold, the seat of the Lord Holder is situated in the southeast of the island. The Hold is sometimes referred to as Ista Sea Hold, which is an apt name because people on Ista primarily make their living on the fruits of the sea rather than agriculture. This is not only illustrated by the early Lord Richud but also by Toric's Bloodline, a bloodline from Istan origin whose members were virtually all fishermen, Toric being more or less the first to turn his back from that profession by virtue of his ambition.

Genealogy or Bloodline
First Pass
Unknown and not mentioned by name in the existing First Pass literature.
 
First Interval/Second Pass

B-1

Richud of Ista, Lord Holder of Ista Hold, probably born Ista Hold c. 220, probably died at the end of the Second Pass or during the beginning of the Second Interval.
Married: N.N.
[Donna], Lady Holder of Ista Hold, probably born c. 230, probably died at the end of the Second Pass or during the beginning of the Second Interval.

Not much is known about Lord Richud though it is known that he was an ardent angler. Fishing was his favorite occupation, at which he was often accompanied by dolphins. Richud claimed the dolphins understood him but was not believed [RSR/10:245]. This means that by the end of the First Interval (257), the contact between men and dolphins was already lost. For his fishing Lord Richud used a sloop with a red sail, crewed by two men besides himself [RSR/10:246].
His wife's name is not known, neither are the names of any of his children.

 
Children:
Unknown.

>GAP

 
Sixth Pass/Sixth Interval

F-1

Fitatric of Ista, Lord Holder of Ista Hold, probably born Ista Hold c. 1500, died probably Ista Hold 1541.
Married c. 1525 N.N.
[Namella], Lady Holder of Ista Hold, probably born c. 1510, died probably Ista Hold 1541.

Lord Fitatric (whose name is found misspelled once as Fitatrick in the UK edition of Moreta) , his unknown lady and half their children were killed by the plague. Since Fitatric will probably have been born around 1500 and married around 1525, the oldest of his remaining children will have been too young to become Lord Holder of Ista. This implies that there will have been either a Lord Warder until the most able of the remaining children was old enough and found capable enough to take over, or that the Holdership changed to another branch of the Bloodline (e.g. to a brother or a nephew of Fitatric). 

 
Children:
Unknown. Half of his children died from the plague in 1541.

>GAP

 
Second Long Interval (Eight Interval)/Ninth Pass

J-1

N.N. of Ista [Lancash], Lord Holder of Ista Hold, born probably Ista Hold  c. 2360, probably died c. 2410 (at which time his lady took over the Hold management) [SoP/378].
Married c. 2390
Sicca, Lady Holder of Ista Hold, born c. 2365, probably died at a ripe age (somewhere around 2450).

Nothing definite is known about this Lord Holder of Ista, but his lady is mentioned by name in The Skies of Pern. Lady Sicca took over the management of Ista Hold after her spouse passed away. She is mentioned as having created a precedent for a woman acting as Lord Holder during the Council meeting at Telgar in 2539 at which meeting Lady Janissian of Southern Boll Hold is invested as Lady Holder. At the meeting Lord Groghe remarks that his grandfather (born around 2390) had great respect for Lady Sicca [SoP/378].

 
Children (known):
1 N.N. [Warric], born probably Ista Hold c. 2395, follows J-11.
 

J-11

N.N. of Ista [Warric], Lord Holder of Ista Hold, born probably Ista Hold  c. 2395.
Married c. 2425
N.N.
[Leslay], Lady Holder of Ista Hold, born c. 2400.

This generation, Lord Warbret's grandparents, is added to be able to create an unbroken line between Lady Sicca's spouse and Lord Warbret. When reckoning about three generations to the century, only two generations are needed for Lady Sicca to be Lord Warbret's great-grandmother.  

 
Children (known):
1 N.N. [Wardon], born probably Ista Hold c. 2430, follows J-111.
 

J-111

N.N. of Ista [Wardon], Lord Holder of Ista Hold, born probably Ista Hold c. 2430.
Married c. 2460 N.N.
[Rethanya], Lady Holder of Ista Hold, born probably c. 2440.

The names of this Lord and Lady of Ista are unknown but they are needed as the parents of Lord Warbret.

 
Children (known):
1 Warbret, born probably Ista Hold c. 2465, follows J-111.1.
 

J-111.1

Warbret of Ista, Lord Holder of Ista Hold (?-prior to 2539), born probably Ista Hold c. 2465, died prior to 2539 [SoP/72].
Married c. 2495 N.N.
[Brihalla], Lady Holder of Ista Hold, born c. 2475.

Lord Warbret's spouse might possibly be a relative of the Istan Holder Halibran's spouse since these last two have sons bearing the names Brahil and Brosil, names with the same "ending" as Tordril, who bears a name that doesn't seem to have come from the direct Istan (male) line.

 
Children (known):
1 Tordril, born probably Ista Hold c. 2505, fosterling at Ruatha Hold (until 2522 at least) and prospective Lord of Ista Hold [D3/80]. Probably about the same age, or maybe somewhat older, as Lord Jaxom of Ruatha Hold.
Tordril liked his women. When Lord Lytol, Jaxom and Tordril visited Fidello's Hold where Tordril eyed Corana, Jaxom thought that Brand would do well to keep an eye on Tordril
when he ventured out of the Hold to the workers' cots below the bridge [D3/4:80]. His father, Lord Warbret, certainly didn't object because the man  had told his son that having a few half bloods around would keep the full bloods on their toes! [D3/4:81].

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