McCaffrey copyright - New books and canon - Charter holder veto - Mating flights - Member contributions
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Mating flights are not acts of aggression or violence, either between the dragons involved or between the humans involved. The tendency to exhibit a possessiveness over the males in the Weyr and a willingness to fight for them when rising is demonstrated to a much stronger degree in the Queens as compared to the Greens, and this will only occur in certain situations:
"Except in certain mating situations, dragons are never aggressive with one another. When they are ready to rise, the Queens become primitive, gorging on kills. The males turn competitive, their only goal to outmaneuver each other in mating flight to get to the Queen."
from the Dragon Lover's Guide to Pern, Second Edition
Nye, Jody Lynn, with McCaffrey, Anne
1997, Ballantine Books, page 40
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