Fjord was a male IceWing who fought for Princess Blaze under the command of Queen Glacier during the war, but unfortunately, was captured and became a prisoner of war under Queen Scarlet when the SkyWings and MudWings were fighting against the IceWings. In The Dragonet Prophecy, he was pitted against Clay in the SkyWing Arena the day before Queen Scarlet's hatching day. He appeared to be intent on surviving, as before the fight against Clay, he had killed four other prisoners in arena matches. He was about to kill Clay, clawing at his shoulders to get Clay to lose his grip on his horns, so that Fjord could use his frostbreath. Clay tried to talk him out of killing him, but it didn't work. When everyone was looking at Tsunami, who was trying to escape, a mysterious source, later revealed as Glory, spat venom at him. The venom killed him by entering his bloodstream through a cut on his neck and in his eye, which was the first thing to disintegrate. Later, in The Hidden Kingdom, when Glory disguises herself as an IceWing, she uses Fjord as a model.
Fjord was described with pale-blue scales "the color of sky filled snow" and silvery, strangely tough wings. His eyes were a slightly deeper blue, a long claw scratch mark ran down his neck, and he had a blue forked tongue like all IceWings. Fjord was only a head taller than Clay, but looked much scarier and older, as he had many scars on his head and neck from previous battles in the SkyWing Arena.
Clay first tried to reason with Fjord when they were thrown into the arena together, which agitated the IceWing. Clay then reluctantly fought him, surprising him with SkyWing tactics he had learned from Kestrel under the mountain. Starflight tried to tell Clay about the IceWing's freezing frostbreath by pointing to his mouth and jumping around. Clay only got the message just in time right before Fjord exhaled the "freezing death breath" and barely hit Clay's wing- he said "Fjord was definitely doing something with his mouth- and it wasn't smiling". Clay then spurted fire in Fjord's face, causing him to shriek in agony. Eventually, Fjord pinned Clay to the ground and was about to kill him when Tsunami flung herself off of her spire, causing a diversion (dragging off many prisoners) and distracting Fjord momentarily. The act could have killed Tsunami and many prisoners. Most of the dragons in the arena were either flying towards her or staring in her direction.
Distracted by the diversion, there was enough time for Glory to spray venom into the IceWing's already scratched and scarred neck, face, and eye, which led to his extremely painful death, since RainWing venom kills a dragon faster if it lands in eyes or enters his bloodstream. Also because of the distraction, Clay was the only one who saw Glory's venom, so all the SkyWings, MudWings, and SandWings watching thought that Clay had killed Fjord instead (which also confused and delighted Peril).
Little else is known of Fjord's life, although Vermilion announced that he was a soldier in Blaze and Queen Glacier's army. He was captured and was a good fighter.
"Are you trying to get us both killed?"
"Shut up and let me kill you."
"What's wrong with you? That's not how MudWings fight! I was trained in your techniques!"
"Time to die!"
- Glory based her IceWing disguise in The Hidden Kingdom off of Fjord.
- The word 'fjord' originates from the Old Norse language meaning "a narrow inlet of the ocean"
- Fjord is pronounced "fee-yord" or "fee-ode".
- Fjord is the first dragon shown to die by RainWing venom, and the first to die by Glory's doing.
- Fjord was the second dragon to die in the SkyWing arena (in the first arc), the first being Horizon.
- Fjord is the second IceWing to be introduced in the series, along with Hvitur.
- Both Fjord's and Hvitur's names have Scandinavian origins.
- Both were first shown and also killed in The Dragonet Prophecy.
- It is possible that Fjord was one of the IceWing soldiers captured by the SkyWings when Hailstorm was trying to find a scavenger pet for Winter.
- Fjord stated to Clay in the arena that he was trained to fight MudWing techniques, implying that Fjord mostly did combat in MudWing territory.
- This also implies how unskilled he was in escaping the prison.
|Queens|| Present: Queen Snowfall • Queen Glacier|
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|Jade Mountain||Winter • Icicle • Alba • Changbai • Ermine|
|Other Dragons||Cirrus • Fjord • Hvitur • Lynx • Snowflake|
|Hybrids||Darkstalker • Whiteout • Eclipse • Shadowhunter • Typhoon • Sunny • Stonemover|
|Kingdom||Great Ice Cliff • Moon Globe Tree • Queen Glacier's Palace • The Diamond Caves|
|Society||Circle Rankings • Diamond Trial|