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Benden is a hold with a moderate climate and good soil, put to profitable use by it’s expansive vineyards. This hold is known on all Pern for it’s exceptional wine made from their vineyards.

Name: Benden Hold

Current Lord Holders: (Open)

Colors: Red and Violet

Location:  Eastern part of Northern

Population: up to 700

Climate: Temperate.  Much like New York.  Warm summers and cold winters.  Mild springs and Autumns.

Main Products: Nut trees: walnuts, almonds and hazelnuts. grapes and wine from its vineyards, tubers, sweet breads, grape yeast, Klah trees. Beer.

Crafthalls: Vintercraft or Winecraft and Bakercraft.


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