After a short 150 Turn Interval, Pern is ill prepared for the return of thread. With dragon numbers low and Thread falling harder than ever before, the Northern Weyrs turn to those they once spurned: Whispering Isle. There's only two problems. First, Whispering Isle allows females to stand unimpaired. Second, the North murdered one of the Weyr's queens. This Isle is self sustaining and, with two full grown Golds, perfectly capable of protecting its own. Unwilling to bow down to their once oppressors, Whispering Isle is now at war. With danger pressing in on them on all sides, every day is a fight to survive.