"We'd all be dead if weren't for you."
—Marsh to Reed in The Dragonet Prophecy

Marsh is a male MudWing dragonet and is one of Clay's six siblings, as well as the second last-hatched dragonet of Cattail. He never seemed to have recovered from the death of his sister, Crane, who was killed in the battle between Blaze's and Burn's armies just a couple of days before Clay arrived, which had also been his troop's very first battle. Marsh appears to be nervous and anxious most of the time. He is currently a student at the Jade Mountain Academy, where he is in the Copper Winglet with his clawmate, Coconut. Qibli noted that the arrangement was probably made so that Marsh wasn't as nervous.


Marsh has very dark, mud-brown, almost black eyes[1] and was said to resemble his sister Sora, but slightly more fidgety and nervous.


Marsh was shown to be nervous and jumpy, and was described by Umber to be able to fly really fast. He seemed to get along very well with Coconut.


The Dragonet ProphecyEdit


Clay meeting his siblings

Marsh hatched along with Reed, Sora, Pheasant, Crane, and Umber in the Mud Kingdom. Because Clay was sold to the Talons of Peace by their mother, they were raised with Reed as their bigwings.

After escaping from the Sky Kingdom, Clay and the other dragonets of destiny made their way to the Mud Kingdom while being pursued by Burn and her soldiers. The group encountered him and were overjoyed to see him for the first time. They helped him make peace with himself, and, despite protests, let Clay depart to be the Bigwings of the prophecy dragonets.

The Dark Secret Edit

Marsh is mentioned in the prologue of the fourth book with his siblings when IceWings attacked the SandWings nearby. He is terrified and nearly takes Reed down with him. 

Marsh appears in Clay's dream with his other siblings when Starflight dreamvisits Clay. 

The Brightest Night Edit

He and his sibs are seen when Sunny and Clay go to the MudWings to send a message to Burn. He admits to feeling wary on the outcome of the MudWings' planned attack on the IceWings.

Moon RisingEdit

Marsh was a minor character, accompanying Clay and his siblings throughout the book, and attending the Copper Winglet. Near the end of the book, when Sora is asked why she tried to kill Icicle, Marsh is shown in a flashback. Sora and Marsh are about to be killed by an IceWing and Crane pushes them out of the way.

When Umber abruptly left with Sora, they didn't have time to tell Marsh that they were leaving, so they left Clay that responsibility.

Darkness of Dragons Edit

Marsh is mentioned sitting with Clay in the prey-center near Coconut. It is mentioned by Clay that they made the correct choice in making the two clawmates, as they quickly became best friends.

Quotes Edit

"I hope we survive the next one,"

"What were those IceWings doing here anyway?"

"Unless you think we should leave,"

"I'll do whatever you decide."

"I thought we were all going to die."

Family Tree Edit

Unnamed Siblings
Asha (Deceased)
Clay (Bigwings)
Crane (Deceased)

Trivia Edit

  • A marsh is a land form in which grass grows on soil that is typically very muddy, watery, and wet.
  • In Moon Rising, he is clawmates with Coconut. Qibli found it fitting that the most nervous of dragons was paired with the most docile.
  • He is shown to have anxiety and possibly PTSD from watching his sister, Crane, die in front of him.



  1. The Brightest Night, page 240


Present: Queen Moorhen
Historical: Queen Crane

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