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"You'd get fame and power, if you did what you were told, that is."
—Morrowseer explaining to Squid in The Dark Secret.


Morrowseer was a male NightWing and the "prophet" that wrote the Dragonet Prophecy, with the aid of the former NightWing queen, Queen Battlewinner, and spoke of the Dragonets of Destiny, who would save Pyrrhia from The War of SandWing Succession. This prophecy turned out to be false, created so that the NightWings could take over the rainforest, but his false prophecy still came somewhat true in the end, though not exactly the way Morrowseer had intended it to.

Biography

Pre-Series

After the Night Kingdom's volcano erupted for the first time, Morrowseer and Queen Battlewinner wrote the Dragonet Prophecy, intended it to be a way for the NightWings to gain the RainWing's rainforest on the continent of Pyrrhia by taking advantage of the War of the SandWing Succession. He personally delivered the prophecy and gave the eggs of Starflight and later, Fatespeaker, to the Talons of Peace, to whom he then remained a close ally. Morrowseer also spoke to Thorn after she had fought with her secret lover, Stonemover, an animus NightWing. He blamed her for being responsible for Stonemover's fate. Sometime before the events of Moon Rising, he fathered Moonwatcher's egg.

The Dragonet Prophecy

Eightteen years after "delivering" the Prophecy (5011 A.S.), Morrowseer came to inspect the dragonets after writing a note saying that "Morrowseer is coming" was sent to Webs, Kestrel, and Dune. He was angry about Glory, the RainWing dragonet who served as a replacement for the SkyWing whose egg was smashed, and ordered her to be killed. Sunny, Clay, and Tsunami fought him, and Morrowseer approved of Clay, Starflight, and Tsunami before looking at Sunny and saying "Well, ... we'll have to see about you." Later, he had a talk with Starflight, and left, the aftermath being the escape attempt and therefore the capture by Queen Scarlet. He led a squadron of NightWings that massacred all eight of the IceWing prisoners in Scarlet's arena and took Starflight, to Queen Scarlet's annoyance. Morrowseer instructed the young NightWing to side with Blister, and to become the leader of the other dragonets before returning him to the group. Afterwards, he met with Blister in the Kingdom of the Sea, and promised to help her become queen. When Kestrel arrived at the meeting, Morrowseer and Blister agreed that she was a danger and to kill her, and they did.

The Lost Heir

In the epilogue, Morrowseer meets with Nautilus and Blister after the destruction of the Summer Palace of the Sea. Blister complains about how annoying the dragonets are, even though Morrowseer thought they had potential. Together, they offered her the false dragonets as her means of becoming queen, once they eliminate the other dragonets of destiny.

The Hidden Kingdom

Morrowseer was seen with Nautilus, discussing the backup plan and observing the false dragonets during the prologue. Squid was the only dragonet who actually talked to Morrowseer and complained that he wanted gold and jewels. He also said Morrowseer was 'nonagoshabibble', in response to Morrowseer saying that Flame was 'nonnegotiable.' He was not proud of the Talons for failing to raise them obediently. He took over training them, and brings them to the Night Kingdom for training and disciplining.

The Dark Secret

Morrowseer ordered the kidnapping of Starflight and brought him to the Night Kingdom. He expressed great displeasure in Starflight's failure to bring the dragonets to Blister's side, and chastises him for lacking NightWing superiority. He also introduced Starflight to his father, Mastermind, and showed him how NightWings hunted.

After introducing Starflight to the false dragonets, he ordered them to kill Starflight. This was both to test the new dragonet's abilities and to see if Starflight was worth keeping. It ended with Starflight surviving, and Flame and Ochre being arrested by NightWing guards and imprisoned for a night.

The next day, he sent Starflight and the false dragonets to convince some SkyWing guards to switch to Blister's side. When the mission failed, he ordered NightWing guards to burn the fort down and afterwards sent away Squid after the dragonet complained about how much he hated the training.

Later, he announced that they were going to train for battle and told Ochre and Flame to fight, saying he would step in when necessary. When Ochre was clawed by Flame and asked to stop, Morrowseer removed the MudWing and threw Fatespeaker into the fight. Viper quickly joined in, and the two proceeded to chase Fatespeaker, who called to Starflight to help her. Starflight joined the battle and knocked Viper off of Fatespeaker, but the SandWing's barb sliced across Flame's face, who accidentally pushed her into the lava river. Morrowseer showed no grief at Viper's death, but was horrified at Flame's injuries as the SkyWing was the only dragonet he couldn't replace due to the real one being lost years ago.

Soon after, Morrowseer attended an official meeting between the NightWings. Greatness announced that the NightWings would enter the rainforest at midnight, and kill all of the RainWings. However, the plan failed when Queen Glory led her RainWings into the Night Kingdom and then killed Queen Battlewinner.

After the attack, he attempted to stop Starflight, Tsunami, Sunny, and Clay from leaving, and revealed to them that the prophecy was fake. Sunny was distraught over this, and fled through the portal. Morrowseer took a step forward as if to follow her, but was stopped by Starflight and Fatespeaker. After he remarked that he had all of the dragonets he wanted to kill in one place, the volcano erupted, and Morrowseer was last seen being swallowed by the inferno.

Morrowseer had supposedly been killed by the volcanic explosion, as mentioned in The Brightest Night. But in Winter Turning a dead dragon (which some believe to be Morrowseer), which is now just a shape of ashes is seen in front of the portal right where Morrowseer was standing when the volcano erupted, meaning that Morrowseer is most likely dead. It was hinted though that he might of survived the eruption but most likely was killed by heat overcoming him or lava encasing his body then melting him.

Moon Rising

Morrowseer is mentioned in the prologue, when Secretkeeper regrets not being able to tell him about Moonwatcher's egg, but knows he's too traditionalist to accept her being raised outside the tribe. Moonwatcher later mentions hearing his name in Secretkeeper's mind, and it's revealed that Morrowseer is, in fact, Moon's father.

Winter Turning

When Winter, Moon, Qibli, and Kinkajou take the tunnel to the NightWing island, they walk by the charred corpse of a NightWing, who might have been Morrowseer. There is a possibility it could be Queen Battlewinner, but is more likely Morrowseer because the dead Queen would be buried among the rubble of the former NightWing fortress.

Assassin

Morrowseer first appears in Assassin as Queen Battlewinner's "most trusted advisor", and is arguing with Quickstrike about whether or not to let Deathbringer go on the mission. They agree to let him go on the condition that he must assassinate either Slaughter or Vengeance, two full-grown NightWings who are referred to as Morrowseer's pets. Later, he is seen ushering Slaughter out of his cave and telling him to kill Deathbringer before he can kill Slaughter, but fails when Deathbringer kills Slaughter, ironically, while Morrowseer is instructing him on how not to get killed. At the end of the book, Morrowseer meets with Deathbringer to send the young dragon on a mission to kill Six-Claws, a SandWing general in Burn's army.

Appearance

Morrowseer's scales were described to be as black as a bottomless pit. He was enormous, even bigger than Kestrel, with a ridged back, heavy talons, and strong claws. The starlike scales on his wings curled inward like a snail shell and cast a cold glow. His teeth flashed like white lightning, and he had dark eyes with a sharp, menacing gaze. He was also noted to have a deep, rumbling voice.

Personality

Morrowseer was seen as manipulative and didn't seem to care how many dragons died for his cause, only caring about his tribe and reputation. This implies him to be narcissistic, snobbish and heartless. He is also deceitful, shown by lying to thousands of dragons about the Dragonet Prophecy. However, to do this, he would have had to be very intelligent and resourceful. It is also an argument that he is actually quite caring for his tribe, since he made up the prophecy in order to save them.

Family Tree

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Secretkeeper
 
Morrowseer
(Deceased)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Moonwatcher
 
 


Quotes

"Idiot. Obviously you didn't get your brains from her." - To Starflight about his mother in The Dark Secret

"You will never be one of us!" -To Starflight in The Dark Secret

"Well, now I know who your father is." - To Starflight about his father in The Dark Secret

"That one will do," -Morrowseer to Tsunami

"...I made it up in the first place."-To Sunny, about the prophecy

Trivia

  • Sutherland has hinted that there is a possibility that Morrowseer survived the eruption. In Winter Turning, there was a dragon corpse that seemed to writhe in agony. This could have been Morrowseer.
  • Canonically, he has black eyes, despite the popular fanon agreement that he has yellow/orange eyes.
  • He wasn't trusted by his own mate, Secretkeeper.
  • He may have been the corpse in the NightWing tunnel in Winter Turning.
  • His name means "Seer of Morrow," or tomorrow, which was explained by Starflight in The Hidden Kingdom. It refers to his prophetic ability (although later proven that he didn't have them).
  • Queen Battlewinner's lava cauldron was described to be as large as two of him.
  • He is hated by almost all dragons and tribes, such as the IceWings, SkyWings, and SandWings.
  • The Dragonets of Destiny often use Morrowseer as a comparison scale, comparing him to objects like trees or rocks.

Gallery


NightWings
Queens  Present: Queen GloryKing DarkstalkerQueen Battlewinner

 Historical: Queen Vigilance

Royalty  Greatness
Jade Mountain  StarflightFatespeakerMoonwatcherMightyclawsMindreaderFearlessBigtail
Other Dragons
(Present)
 DeadlyclawsDeathbringerFarsightFierceteethMastermindMorrowseerObsidianPreyhunterQuickstrikeSecretkeeperShapeshifterSlaughterStarflight's DaughterStonemoverStrongwingsVengeanceWisdom
Other Dragons
(Historical)
 AllknowingClearsightDiscretionFoeslayerForeseerJewel-eyesListenerMorrowwatcherPrudenceQuickdeathStarclawsSwiftwingsThoughtfulTruthfinderVision
Hybrids  DarkstalkerWhiteoutEclipseShadowhunterSunnyFirefly
Kingdom  Night Kingdom: NightWing FortressNightWing Tunnels

 The Lost City of Night: Queen Vigilance's PalaceThe NightWing School

Society  The NightWing Exodus

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