The cover page of the scroll from The Dragonet Prophecy to The Brightest Night.

A NightWing Guide to the Dragons of Pyrrhia is present at the beginning of every Wings of Fire book except books in the third arc and is a scroll available to any dragon in Pyrrhia. The dragon drawings are illustrated by Joy Ang.

Before being updated by Starflight, the guide incorrectly stated that Dazzling was the current queen of the RainWings; that the tribe had no natural weapons, that all of the NightWings still had telepathy and precognition, and gave no mention about the animus magic in the SeaWing Royal Family (most likely because the NightWings either did not possess the knowledge or did not want to share it). In Moon Rising, the guide is edited by Starflight, adding details such as the RainWings' venom, Queen Glory being queen of the RainWings and NightWings, and the NightWings' lack of their supposed powers.

Before being updated by Starflight, the guide states which side of the war each tribe was on/who they were allied with. Only afterwards, it shows which students from which tribes are at Jade Mountain Academy.

This description is updated according to the plot of the series, and therefore is slightly different from the actual guide.

In Darkstalker (Legends), the guide showed the same information only updated to the time of the start of the book and also showed the animus dragons of each tribe.



A typical MudWing, by Joy Ang


A typical MudWing from the German publication, by Max Meinzold


Thick, armored brown scales, sometimes with amber and gold undersides; large, flat heads with nostrils on the top of the snout.


Can breathe fire (if warm enough); hold their breath for up to an hour; blend into mud puddles; usually very strong; if hatched from a blood-red egg, they are physically resistant to fire and most extreme sources of heat.


Alliances (The Dragonet Prophecy - The Brightest Night): Edit

Currently* allied with Burn and the SkyWings in the great war

Formerly* allied with Blister and the SeaWings in the great war

Known Animus Dragons: Edit


Students at Jade Mountain:Edit

Marsh, Newt, Sepia, Sora, Umber

Note: Sora and Umber are currently not at school due to them leaving after the history cave fire. 



A typical SandWing, by Joy Ang


A typical SandWing from the German publication, by Max Meinzold


Pale yellow or white scales the color of desert sand; poisonous barbed tail; forked black tongues; eyes black as onyx.


Can survive a long time without water; poison enemies with tips of tails like scorpions (the cure for this venom is a certain cactus); bury themselves for camouflage in the desert sand, breathe fire.


Alliances (The Dragonet Prophecy - The Brightest Night): Edit

Burn fights* alongside SkyWings and MudWings; Blister is* allied with the SeaWings and the NightWings (formerly), and Blaze has* the support of most SandWings as well as an alliance with the IceWings.

Known Animus Dragons: Edit

Jerboa (Darkstalker), Jerboa II (Darkness of Dragons)

Students at Jade Mountain:Edit

Arid, Onyx, Ostrich, Pronghorn, Qibli

Note: Onyx currently not at school due to hurting her leg in a sandstorm, Qibli is currently not at school due to working for Queen Thorn at her palace, although he may come back.



A typical SeaWing, by Joy Ang


A typical SeaWing from the German publication, by Max Meinzold


Blue or green or aquamarine scales; webs between their claws; gills on their necks; glow-in-the-dark stripes on their tails/snouts/underbellies. Royal SeaWings have large swirls and starbursts under their wings.


Can breathe underwater, have glowing stripes behind their eyes and on their bodies (which give them their own language, called Aquatic), create huge waves with one splash of their powerful tails; excellent swimmers (animus power runs in the royal family).


Alliances (The Dragonet ProphecyThe Brightest Night)Edit

At first they were with Burn, but then switched to Blister.

Known Animus Dragons: Edit

Alive: Turtle and Anemone (artificial)

Deceased: AlbatrossOrca, and Fathom

Students at Jade Mountain: Edit

Anemone, Barracuda, Pike, Snail, Turtle



A typical SkyWing, by Joy Ang


A typical SkyWing from the German publication, by Max Meinzold


Red-gold, orange, and sometimes pink scales; enormous wings.


Powerful fighters and fliers; can breathe fire (Some are born with firescales).


Alliances (The Dragonet Prophecy - The Brightest Night): Edit

Currently* allied with Burn and the MudWings in the great war

Known Animus Dragons: Edit


Students at Jade Mountain:Edit

Carnelian, Flame, Garnet, Peregrine, Thrush, Peril

Note: Carnelian died due to the history cave fire, and Peril is her replacement; Flame has left school due to trying to kill Stonemover. An unnamed SkyWing came to replace him. Peril mentioned that the SkyWing is not scared of her, which she is delighted about.



A typical RainWing, by Joy Ang


A typical RainWing from the German publication, by Max Meinzold


Scales constantly shift colors, depending on their mood. Usually bright like birds of paradise; prehensile tails. Some scale colors include pink for happy, pale green for fear, white for pain, red for anger, blue-purple for pride, deep purple for guilt or shame, and blue-gray for sadness.


Can camouflage their scales to blend into their surroundings; shoot a deadly black venom from their fangs, which destroys all living material and kills within minutes if it gets in the eyes or bloodstream (for which the only cure is venom from a related dragon); can imitate a bird call perfectly.


Known Animus Dragons: Edit


Students at Jade Mountain:Edit

Boto, Coconut, Kinkajou, Siamang, Tamarin



A typical IceWing, by Joy Ang


A typical IceWing from the German publication, by Max Meinzold


Silvery scales like snow or pale blue like ice; ridged claws to grip the ice; forked blue tongues; tails narrow to a whip-thin end.


Can withstand sub-zero temperature and bright light; exhale a deadly freezing breath.


Known Animus Dragons: Edit

Queen Diamond, Prince Arctic, Darkstalker, Penguin, Frostbite

Students at Jade Mountain:Edit

Alba, Changbai, Ermine, Icicle, Winter

Note: Winter has left school by choice; Icicle has been put on trial for trying to kill Starflight and working with Scarlet.



A typical NightWing, by Joy Ang

German nightwing

A typical NightWing from the German publication, by Max Meinzold


Dark, midnight black scales with scattered silver scales on the underside of their wings, like a night sky full of stars; forked black tongues.


Can breathe fire; disappear into dark shadows, some hatch with the power to read minds or tell the future. If a NightWing hatches under one full moon, they get either mind reading or future sight, two full moons indicate both, and the rare three moons show that the dragonet is going to have powerful mind reading and the power to see all possible futures.


Known Animus Dragons: Edit

Darkstalker, Stonemover

Students at Jade Mountain:Edit

Bigtail, Fearless, Mightyclaws, Mindreader, Moonwatcher

Note: Bigtail has died in the history cave fire, Mightyclaws has left school by choice.

All credit to Tui T. Sutherland, Max Meinzold and Joy Ang for descriptions and art of the dragon tribes.

*all present tense terms only in effect during the War of SandWing Succession.



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  • What are the most powerful tribes?

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    • I think Nightwings are really powerful because you cant attack them without them know what you will do. Also they disappear in shadows.
    • What about Pantala
  • Tribe populations?

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    • So the entire human population in America is 329,072,188. There would probably be about as many dragons in Pyrrhia as humans in America if not more.
    • 2600:8805:3A00:28:485E:54D5:3836:51F0 wrote: MoonIvy532 wrote:No but here’s what I think. Seawings: 2500 Sandwings: 5000 Skywings: 27...
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