Crane was a wiry and muscular female MudWing, one of Clay's younger sisters, and one of the three daughters of Cattail. She was killed by Princess Icicle the IceWing in a battle between Burn and Blaze's forces two days prior to Clay reached the Mud Kingdom in The Dragonet Prophecy. She was described to be thin for a MudWing, with golden brown scales. Her sister Sora was the most devastated out of all her siblings after Crane's death, as all her siblings say she hadn't talked much before her death and rarely talked after.
Crane was killed two days before Clay and the Dragonets of Destiny reached the Mud Kingdom, leading Clay to wonder how many of his siblings would still be alive when the war ended.
While patrolling the borders of the Mud Kingdom, Reed wondered if Crane would have still been alive if Clay had been their bigwings instead of him. Reed doesn't like to think about the battle, since it makes him feel "like a huge pit has opened up inside of him that he just wants to fall into". He feels bad about it and doesn't want it to be true.
Crane is mentioned in Moon Rising when Sora asked Kinkajou to leave so she could apologize to Tamarin alone; she was seen crying when Moonwatcher, Qibli, and Umber came rushing in. When Moon read Sora's mind, a flashback was seen where Crane had saved Sora from another dragon's attack but was killed by an IceWing, Icicle. Icicle was Sora's clawmate. Because of Crane's death, Sora had tried to kill Icicle so that Crane's death would be avenged. However, she failed both times - one with a dragonflame cactus and the other with a stalactite on the roof of the prey center. Crane was never avenged, and Icicle escaped. The current whereabouts of Sora and Umber are unknown.
Family Tree Edit
|Unnamed Siblings||Asha (Deceased)||Cattail||Unknown|
|Clay (BigWings)||Reed||Crane (Deceased)||Marsh||Pheasant||Sora||Umber|
- Crane is one of the dragons who have had their name repeated in the series (Queen Crane). The other dragons are Pearl and Queen Pearl; Eagle and Eagle (Darkstalker); and Lagoon and Queen Lagoon. All of these are names that belonged to characters who lived at the time of Darkstalker (Legends). Crane could possibly be named after Queen Crane.
- A Crane is a species of bird, characterized by its long legs. They live in Africa and Asia.
|Queens|| Present: Queen Moorhen|
Historical: Queen Crane
|Jade Mountain||Clay • Umber • Sora • Marsh • Sepia • Newt|
|Other Dragons||Asha • Bog • Cattail • Crane • Crocodile • Mayfly • Ochre • Pheasant • Reed • Swamp|
|Kingdom||Diamond Spray Delta • Diamond Spray River • Queen Moorhen's Palace|