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Queen Coral is a female SeaWing, the current queen of her tribe, and Tsunami's mother. She adores writing and has written countless scrolls about romance, mysteries, biographies (mostly about herself), and poetry. Whirlpool made the ink consisting of squid ink, with a hint of whale blood to make it water and fade proof. Coral has two other living daughters besides Tsunami, named Anemone and Auklet and thirteen deceased daughters, including Orca. There are only four named sons so far, them being Turtle, Octopus, Cerulean and Fin. The other 28 are unnamed.
Queen Coral has deep blue scales that look a lot like Tsunami's, as well as stains on her claws from the ink she uses for writing scrolls. She has enormous blue wings, green eyes, and often has pearls wrapped around her wings, horns, and neck. She also has a narwhal horn attached to the very tip of her tail, which she used to defend herself against Princess Orca in a challenge for the throne of the Sea Kingdom, inadvertently killing her.
Queen Coral is the mother of Orca, Tsunami, Anemone, Auklet, Turtle, and as well as 31 other male dragonets and her 12 dead daughters. She is supposedly "one of the greatest queens in SeaWing history". She likes to write, as she wrote The Missing Princess for Tsunami after her egg was stolen by Webs, and she wrote The Tragedy of Orca after Orca's death, which was an accident, due to the fact Coral stabbed Orca with the narwhal horn on her tail, along with many other stories. Queen Coral had many dragonets with her mate, King Gill. However, her firstborn, Orca, tried to challenge her at the age of seven, but lost when Queen Coral accidentally impaled her with the narwhal horn that was attached at the end of her tail. After that, all of the female heirs (not including Tsunami, Anemone, and Auklet) were murdered before they even hatched by a statue that Orca carved and brought to life using her animus power, known by many as Orca's Statue, therefore turning it into an animus-touched object. Before this was discovered by Tsunami, in order to keep Princess Anemone from being killed, Queen Coral had watched over the egg herself, giving up her queenly duties for a year. During that year was when King Gill disappeared in the War of SandWing Succession, in which the SeaWings were allied with Blister. This may have been due to interference by Deathbringer. It was later revealed he was imprisoned in the Sky Kingdom, and killed by Tsunami, not knowing he was her father.
In Talons of Power, she is seen watching Auklet play in the garden in the bubble jets, when Turtle comes to warn her about Anemone. She says she's sorry for Gill that Turtle didn't save the eggs. She asks for his name, and then said she would remember it this time. After they are there for a while, a messenger comes with news that a dragons knows about some changes in the Sky Kingdom (Ruby becoming queen) and then she leaves with Auklet to go find out.
Queen Coral first appeared to be a loving queen and mother to Tsunami, like the scrolls said, which she may have written. However, she did not show concern to the injured SeaWing nearly bleeding to death, worrying about her floor instead. She resents and outcasts Riptide for having a "tainted bloodline", even though it wasn't his fault that his father, Webs, turned out to be a traitor to his tribe, stealing Tsunami's egg for the Talons of Peace. She said that Shark was too soft on Tortoise by letting her eat an octopus instead of being in the nursery. Tortoise's punishment was torture, followed quickly by death.
Despite this, she is fiercely protective of her daughters and truly cares about them, even though some day they will challenge her for the throne like Princess Orca did. Queen Coral still loved and missed her first daughter Orca, despite the fact that she nearly killed her. She showed no mercy to Tortoise when she failed her, along with the guards who were drugged when Webs stole Tsunami's egg. But during the SkyWing attack, she flung her scrolls into the water to avoid them catching fire to save the many SeaWings inside the Summer Palace. She has a fondness for writing and loves her scrolls, wanting every dragon in her kingdom to read them. In The Brightest Night, the MudWing queen, Queen Moorhen, refers to them as "silly, romantic scrolls". Tsunami describes her as an overprotective mother.
Queen Coral is overall a kind, yet ruthless, queen who tends to care more about herself and her loved ones than her tribe as a whole. She is also highly protective of her daughters, and would kill anyone who endangers them or her eggs that are soon to-be daughters. This is shown by Anemone being attached to her by a corded harness, which Tsunami refuses to be fitted for. However, Anemone is released from the harness and Auklet is attached to Queen Coral's chest with a harness at the end of the book, since the newborn dragonet needed more care and protection than Anemone did. Princes are barely any concern, as Queen Coral cannot even recall most of their names. Queen Coral also has trouble making her own choices and is easily persuaded. In The Lost Heir, she let Blister convince her to imprison the dragonets, even though one of them was her own daughter, Tsunami. She also may have been the one who allowed the other dragonets, excluding Tsunami, to be chained and starved, though this is not fully proven.
Known Scrolls WrittenEdit
- On the Differences Between Oysters and Clams
- The Missing Princess (about Tsunami)
- The Tragedy of Orca
- A scroll on how she chose Gill as her husband
- A Tail of Blood
- The Claws of Murder
|Commander Shark||Queen Coral||King Gill|
|Princess Moray||Prince Fin||Prince Cerulean||Prince Turtle||Prince Octopus||28 Unnamed Sons|
|Princess Tsunami||Princess Anemone||Princess Auklet|
- She smashed Orca's statue after realizing it was animus-enchanted.
- Because of Albatross being part IceWing, Queen Coral is of IceWing descent. However, since it has been 2000 years since his time, the IceWing gene has most likely been almost completely bred out.
- She has three daughters and thirty-two sons. Coral has shown to be mostly concerned about her daughters and not her sons, due to the fact that only females can inherit the throne. She even states this out loud to Tsunami in Moon Rising. However, she seems to be learning to care more about her sons, as shown in Talons of Power when she is affectionate towards Turtle.
- Queen Coral does not like the Talons of Peace due to the fact that one of them, Webs, stole Tsunami as an egg.
- This hate of them goes further, as she tells Tsunami to not be around Riptide, Webs' only son.
- Tsunami is mentioned numerous times to have the same scale color of Queen Coral.
- Queen Coral is a writer and has ink marks on her talons. Tsunami thought that it was blood the first time she saw the stains.
- Most of her works are published in water-proof scrolls and thin stone tablets and are required to be read at schools.
- She is one of two queens to rule their tribe the entire series, the other is Queen Moorhen.
- Queen Coral was described as having a forked tongue in The Lost Heir. This was a mistake, since only SandWings, NightWings, and IceWings have forked tongues.
"I wrote it for you!" - About The Missing Princess to Tsunami
"My baby!" - Rushing in to hug Tsunami
"Naturally I forgive my long-lost daughter any accidental impudence." - To the Council about Tsunami
"Where are the dragonets!? Where is my daughter!? Where is my egg!?"
"As we all know, she was raised by barbarians." - To the council about Tsunami
"Those are our guests, not intruders."
"What do you think you're doing?"
"WHY IS THERE A MUDWING IN MY SUMMER PALACE?!" - About Clay in the summer palace
"Who cares about them? They can't inherit the throne." - To Tsunami when she demanded why she never mentioned her 32 brothers.
"Which one are you again?" - To Turtle
- ↑ Talons of Power, prologue
- ↑ The Lost Heir, page 74
- ↑ The Lost Heir, page 77
- ↑ The Lost Heir, page 79
Present: Abalone • Flounder • Herring • Herring's Brother • Kelp • Lagoon • Nautilus • Pearl • Piranha • Riptide • Snapper • Squid • Tempest • Tortoise • Urchin • Webs • Whirlpool