The craggy mountains of Shigan weyr slope down to rocky shrubland steppes. The climate is hot and semi-arid, with fiery summers and mild winters that receive little precipitation. The farming communities surrounding Shigan Hold lay under the protective embrace of the weyr.
This is a Pern where thread still falls and dragon riders earn their keep with flame and fight.
Shigan Weyr is no stranger to the Nexus. While it boasts no inhuman residents of its own, the inhabitants of both the weyr and local hold are used to visiting oddities.