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The Bay of a Thousand Scales is a spiral of islands that make up the "tail" of the dragon-shaped continent of Pyrrhia, and could be considered to be an archipelago. It is said to have hundreds of islands, making it easy to hide the Summer Palace among them. It is the only landmass in the Sea Kingdom, and therefore it is ruled by Coral. The bay is also home to the ruins of the Summer Palace, which were enchanted centuries ago by Albatross, an animus SeaWing, to grow on its own from a rock. In addition, it is home to the Deep Palace and the location of the Island Palace. The SeaWings are currently working on a new palace that is not hidden and will be used for diplomacy and Queen Coral's scroll readings.

Description

These islands can range from huge islands with forests and cliffs to small patches of sand barely large enough for a dragon to land on.[1] Many of the islands are not listed on the map, as hundreds cannot be charted.[citation needed] Tsunami compared the islands' vastness to the size of the map, saying that the map's entire bay fit in her talons.[2]

The SeaWing palaces are located in the Bay of a Thousand Scales, and they are also the home to some more private dragons that live by themselves.[3]

Notable Features

Outer Isles

The Outer Isles are a part of the Bay of a Thousand Scales.[4]

History

The Dragonet Prophecy

The Lost Heir

The Bay of a Thousand Scales was both the place where Riptide first met the dragonets of destiny and the location of Blister's hideout. The Summer Palace was hidden on one of the islands, along with the SeaWings' above-water prisons, and is the book's main setting. Kestrel, after being murdered by Blister and Morrowseer, was also found on an island close to the Summer Palace. It was firebombed in a SkyWing attack, and is currently in ruins.


The Jade Mountain Prophecy

Talons of Power

The Bay of a Thousand Scales was seen near the end when Turtle travels there to stop Anemone from massacring her tribe.


Legends

Darkstalker

Fathom spent the entirety of part one in the Bay of a Thousand Scales, conjuring magic, witnessing the infamous Royal SeaWing Massacre, and being hated by the rest of his tribe.


Winglets

Assassin

When Deathbringer flew in search of Blister's hideout, he saw a scavenger castle.

Trivia

  • In the first arc's map, the Bay of a Thousand Scales was not labeled. However, in the second arc, it is labeled.

References

  1. The Lost Heir, page 54
  2. The Lost Heir, page 22
  3. Darkstalker, page 32
  4. Talons of Power, page 254


SeaWings
Queens

Present: Coral
Historical: LagoonPearl

Royalty
(Present)

AnemoneAukletCeruleanFinGillMorayOctopusOrcaSharkTsunamiTurtle

Royalty
(Historical)

AlbatrossClearpoolCowrieCurrentEelFathomHumpbackMantaReefRippleSapphireScallopSplash

Jade Mountain

TsunamiTurtleAnemonePikeBarracudaSnail

Other Dragons

Present: AbaloneFlounderHerringKelpLagoonNautilusPearlPiranhaRiptideSnailSnapperSquidTempestTortoiseUrchinWebsWhirlpool
Historical: DropletIndigoLionfishWharf

Hybrids

Typhoon

Kingdom

Bay of a Thousand ScalesDeep PalaceIsland PalaceSummer Palace

Society

AquaticRoyal SeaWing MassacreSeaWing CouncilTalons of Power ceremony