Sirocco is a male SandWing mentioned in Moon Rising. He is one of Qibli's older siblings, the other being Rattlesnake, who often helped bully and torment Qibli before he joined the Outclaws. Their mother is Cobra. Qibli sometimes thinks or dreams about Sirocco and Rattlesnake doing cruel things to him, such as when they threatened him with their barbed tails so that he would give them his talonful of date palms. In Moon's vision and in Escaping Peril they are described as huge, bulky dragons wearing a medallion with a type of bird, most likely a vulture since they work for Vulture, their grandfather, etched on it. Vulture is the leader of the Talons of Power.
When Sunny asks if she has any siblings, Qibli says no and that she was better off, his siblings were "a pair of dung-snorting hippo heads who'd rather stab [him] with their tails than share so much as a fig with him." One of those dung-snorting hippo heads is Sirocco.
Moonwatcher sees Sirocco and Rattlesnake in Qibli's thoughts frequently. She also has a vision about Qibli fighting Rattlesnake and Sirocco, with an older male dragon (Vulture) glowering at him as well, with Qibli shouting "Where is she?" referring to Cobra, his mother.
After Winter shoots frostbreath at the scavenger weapon about to kill Qibli, Moon, and Kinkajou, Qibli notes that his family probably would have shoved him into the projectile fired rather than saved him like Winter did.
Two SandWings are shown buying dragonflame cacti from a SkyWing vendor. It was confirmed by Tui they were Sirocco and Rattlesnake collecting the cacti for Vulture.
A group of dragons, most likely including Sirocco and Rattlesnake, terrified the SandWing tribe by setting off dragonflame cacti in different places throughout the Sand Kingdom.
Sirocco is shown constantly at Rattlesnake's side. Rattlesnake comments that he is a meathead who gives their family a bad name. He and Rattlesnake are defeated by their mother and nearly killed before Qibli convinces her to spare them. Cobra states that she only has one dragonet and it's Qibli, disowning Sirocco and his sister, to trick Qibli in her mission to kill Queen Thorn.
Sirocco is shown to be clumsy and not very smart, in contrast to Qibli. Sirocco is very whiny and demanding, and very childlike. This annoys Rattlesnake, his sister, who is implied to be much smarter.
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- A sirocco is a hot, dry wind that blows across the Mediterranean Sea, similar to a qibli, which Qibli is named after. This is ironic because Qibli appears to be nothing like Sirocco.
- Sirocco or Rattlesnake may bear a striking resemblance to their brother.
- Sirocco and Rattlesnake were the two SandWings arguing about the Dragonflame Cactus plants in Possibility in Escaping Peril.
- Sirocco has three dragon skull tattoos to represent the dragons he has killed, like Vulture and Rattlesnake.
Addax • Agave • Armadillo • Camel • Capybara • Cobra • Dune • Horizon • Jerboa • Jerboa (DoD) • Kindle • Meerkat • Needle • Ocotillo • Ostrich (Deserter) • Palm • Parch • Prickle • Quicksand • Rattlesnake • Saguaro • Sandstorm • Sirocco • Six-Claws • Tawny • Torch • Viper • Vulture