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The cover page of the scroll from The Dragonet Prophecy to The Brightest Night.

A NightWing Guide to the Dragons of Pyrrhia is present at the beginning of every Wings of Fire book and is a scroll available to any dragon in Pyrrhia. The dragon drawings are illustrated by Joy Ang.

Before being updated by Starflight, the guide incorrectly stated that Dazzling was the current queen of the RainWings; that the tribe had no natural weapons, that all of the NightWings still had telepathy and precognition, and gave no mention about the animus magic in the royal family of the SeaWings (most likely because the NightWings either did not possess the knowledge or did not want to share it). In Moon Rising, the guide is edited by Starflight, adding details such as the RainWings' venom, Queen Glory being queen of the RainWings and NightWings, and the NightWings' lack of their supposed powers.

Before being updated by Starflight, the guide states which side of the SandWing war each tribe was on/who they were allied with. Only afterwards, it shows which students from which tribes are at Jade Mountain Academy.

This description is updated according to the plot of the series, and therefore is slightly different from the actual guide.

In Darkstalker, the guide showed the same information only updated to the time of the start of the book and also showed the Animus Dragons of each tribe.

MudWingsEdit

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A typical MudWing, by Joy Ang

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A typical MudWing from the German publication, by Max Meinzold

Description:Edit

Thick, armored brown scales, sometimes with amber and gold undersides; large, flat heads with nostrils on the top of the snout.

Abilities:Edit

Can breathe fire (if warm enough); hold their breath for up to an hour; blend into mud puddles; usually very strong; if hatched from a blood-red egg, they are physically resistant to fire and most extreme sources of heat.

Queen:Edit

Alliances (The Dragonet Prophecy-The Brightest Night): Edit

Currently* allied with Burn and the SkyWings in the great war

Known Animus Dragons: Edit

None

Students at Jade Mountain:Edit

Marsh, Newt, Sepia, Sora, Umber

Note: Sora and Umber currently not at school due to the history cave fire and Sora being found out.

SandWingsEdit

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A typical SandWing, by Joy Ang

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A typical SandWing from the German publication, by Max Meinzold

Description:Edit

Pale yellow or white scales the color of desert sand; poisonous barbed tail; forked black tongues

Abilities:Edit

Can survive a long time without water; poison enemies with tips of tails like scorpions; bury themselves for camouflage in the desert sand, breathe fire.

Queen:Edit

Alliances (The Dragonet Prophecy through The Brightest Night): Edit

Burn fights* alongside SkyWings and MudWings; Blister is* allied with the SeaWings, and Blaze has* the support of most SandWings as well as an alliance with the IceWings.

Known Animus Dragons: Edit

Jerboa (Darkstalker), Jerboa II (Darkness of Dragons)

Students at Jade Mountain:Edit

Arid, Onyx, Ostrich, Pronghorn, Qibli

Note: Onyx currently not at school due to hurting her leg in a sandstorm, Qibli currently not at school due to working for Queen Thorn at her palace, although he may come back.

SeaWingsEdit

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A typical SeaWing, by Joy Ang

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A typical SeaWing from the German publication, by Max Meinzold

Description:Edit

Blue or green or aquamarine scales; webs between their claws; gills on their necks; glow-in-the-dark stripes on their tails/snouts/underbellies.

Abilities:Edit

Can breathe underwater, have glow up stripes behind their eyes and on their bodies, create huge waves with one splash of their powerful tails; excellent swimmers (animus power runs in the royal family).

Queen:Edit

Known Animus Dragons: Edit

Albatross, Turtle, Anemone, Orca, Fathom

Students at Jade Mountain: Edit

Anemone, Barracuda, Pike, Snail, Turtle

SkyWingsEdit

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A typical SkyWing, by Joy Ang

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A typical SkyWing from the German publication, by Max Meinzold

Description:Edit

Red-gold or orange scales; enormous wings

Abilities:Edit

Powerful fighters and fliers; can breathe fire (Some are born with firescales)

Queen:Edit

Alliances (The Dragonet Prophecy through The Brightest Night): Edit

Currently* allied with Burn and the MudWings in the great war

Known Animus Dragons: Edit

None

Students at Jade Mountain:Edit

Carnelian, Flame, Garnet, Peregrine, Thrush, Peril

(Carnelian died due to the history cave fire, and Peril is her replacement; Flame has left school due to trying to kill Stonemover)

RainWingsEdit

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A typical RainWing, by Joy Ang

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A typical RainWing from the German publication, by Max Meinzold

Description:Edit

Scales constantly shift colors, depending on their mood. Usually bright like birds of paradise; prehensile tails.

Abilities:Edit

Can camouflage their scales to blend into their surroundings; shoot a deadly venom from their fangs; can imitate a bird call perfectly.

Queen:Edit

Known Animus Dragons: Edit

None[1]

Students at Jade Mountain:Edit

Boto, Coconut, Kinkajou, Siamang, Tamarin

IceWingsEdit

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A typical IceWing, by Joy Ang

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A typical IceWing from the German publication, by Max Meinzold

Description:Edit

Silvery scales like snow or pale blue like ice; ridged claws to grip the ice; forked blue tongues; tails narrow to a whip-thin end.

Abilities:Edit

Can withstand sub-zero temperature and bright light, exhale a deadly freezing breath.

Queen:Edit

Known Animus Dragons: Edit

Queen Diamond, Prince Arctic, Darkstalker, Penguin (Darkstalker), Frostbite,

Students at Jade Mountain:Edit

Alba, Changbai, Ermine, Icicle, Winter

Note: Winter has left school by choice; Icicle has been put on trial for trying to kill Starflight and working with Scarlet.

NightWingsEdit

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A typical NightWing, by Joy Ang

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A typical NightWing from the German publication, by Max Meinzold

Dark, midnight black scales with scattered silver scales on their underbelly and under their wings, like a night sky full of stars; forked black tongues.

Abilities:Edit

Can breathe fire; disappear into dark shadows, some hatch with the power to read minds or tell the future (usually rare to have either, but sometimes has both)

Queen:Edit

Known Animus Dragons: Edit

Darkstalker, Stonemover

Students at Jade Mountain:Edit

Bigtail, Fearless, Mightyclaws, Mindreader, Moonwatcher

Note: Bigtail has died in the history cave fire, Mightyclaws has left school by choice.

Special DragonsEdit

  • Sunny's condition is different from the rest of the SandWings; she has scales of a tawny, vibrantly warm gold, gray-green moss-colored eyes, and a harmless tail. (due to her being a hybrid: half NightWing on her father's side).
  • Whiteout's condition is also different from her tribe, the NightWings; she has black scales with hints of sapphire blue and bluish-white wings due to being an IceWing-NightWing hybrid.
  • MudWings hatched from blood red eggs are resistant to extreme heat. (Ex. Clay)
  • ”Firescales” SkyWings would have burning hot scales, while their twin would be without or with very little fire as a result. (Ex. Peril)
  • Animus dragons have power over physical objects; although they might exist in other tribes, only the SandWings, SeaWings, NightWings, and IceWings have been confirmed to include animus dragons. (Examples: Anemone, TurtleDarkstalker, Prince Arctic)

All credit to Tui T. Sutherland, Max Meinzold and Joy Ang for descriptions and art of the dragon tribes.

*all present tense terms only in effect during the War of SandWing Succession.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Thread:842238

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