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The Kingdom of Sand is the second-largest Kingdom in Pyrrhia, after the Sky Kingdom, and is home to the SandWings, a desert-dwelling dragon tribe. It occupies the southwestern portion of the continent, stretching from the Claws of the Clouds Mountains of the Sky Kingdom, to the edge of the Ice Kingdom, the previous NightWing Kingdom, and the bordering parts of the ocean. Pantala can be found to the west of the Kingdom of Sand.

Description

The Kingdom of Sand is mostly sandy desert, with frequent rocky outcroppings, as shown on the cover of The Brightest Night. Water is rare, so towns cluster around oases and rivers. Where it borders with the Ice Kingdom, sandy desert gives way to rocky tundra.

The Scorpion Den is in the far south, with an oasis in the center, where Dune stole Sunny's egg. Burn's stronghold is in the middle of the Kingdom of Sand and used to be the SandWing palace, but Burn took it over when she was attempting to claim the SandWing throne. The stronghold is now controlled by Thorn.

The Kingdom of Sand is full of brightsting cactus, the only known antidote to SandWing poison, and has almost all of it in the Scorpion Den.

The prey in the Kingdom of Sand consists of lizards, coyotes, camels, and scavengers

Wildlife

Wildlife

  • Antelopes 
    • Springboks
  • Birds
    • Vultures
  • Camels 
  • Capybaras
  • Cats
    • Sand Cats 
  • Desert foxes
    • Fennec Foxes
  • Hippos 
  • Lizards
    • Frilled lizards 
  • Mice
  • Ostriches
  • Pronghorns
  • Scavengers 
  • Scorpions
  • Snakes 
  • Tarantulas 
  • Beetles
    • Scarab Beetles (Darkstalker, chapter 28)

Queen Thorn's stronghold

Queen Thorn's stronghold is used as a palace for the SandWing tribe. SandWing royalty lives in the stronghold. Instead of looking pretty, though, the stronghold is designed to be less vulnerable to attack. This makes it one of the hardest places to destroy in Pyrrhia. The stronghold used to look more menacing, with enemy heads on spikes and Burn's weirdling tower, but when Queen Thorn took over, she removed those features.

Scorpion Den

The Scorpion Den is a famous city in the Kingdom of Sand. It is inhabited by lowlife SandWings and SandWing hybrids. The Scorpion Den is known to be full of assassins, thieves, con artists, and more, making it a dangerous place to live.

Jerboa's hut

Approximate Jerboa's Hut Location -Created by Bloodfrost of the IceWing's

Jerboa's hut on the map of Pyrrhia, by Mike Schley

Jerboa II's Hut is located on the northwest coast of the Kingdom of Sand. It is the home of Jerboa II, daughter of the original Jerboa.

The hut is made of wood and has a palm frond roof, and is located near the ocean in the western region of the Kingdom of Sand, said to be just past the small the furthest-north oasis, shown near the Ice Kingdom on the map.

It is first seen in the epilogue of Darkness of Dragons when Qibli and Moonwatcher travel there due to Moon's vision and meet Luna, then seen again in The Lost Continent's epilogue. Luna is described as their first visitor from the Lost Continent.

History

Darkstalker

Scorpion allowed the NightWings and IceWings to battle there, in return for large piles of treasure from both tribes.

The Hidden Kingdom

Glory found an animus-touched tunnel in the Rainforest Kingdom that leads to the Kingdom of Sand. She described the desert as "always hot and clear with no rainy days". The tunnel is hidden by sand right outside of Burn's stronghold, and the wind blows sand to cover it up every single day, which is why Burn had not discovered the tunnel entrance. The NightWings had wanted the tunnel there so that when Blister became queen, she could help them seize the rainforest.

The Brightest Night

The Kingdom of Sand is the main setting of The Brightest Night, where Sunny meets Thorn and her Outclaws in the Scorpion Den and Smolder in Burn's stronghold, and where the next SandWing queen is chosen (Burn's stronghold).

Trivia

  • The Brightest Night's book cover depicts the Kingdom of Sand.
  • If Blaze had won the war, the Kingdom would be smaller, as the IceWings would now own the northern part; Blaze promised them that piece of land if they won the war.
  • The Kingdom of Sand is one of the two kingdoms that don't put the element before the word "Kingdom," the other being Kingdom of the Sea.

Gallery



SandWings
Queens

Present: ThornOasis
Historical: Scorpion

Royalty

BlazeBlisterBurnCharScaldSingeSmolderSunnyOnyx

Jade Mountain

SunnyQibliOnyxOstrichAridPronghorn

Other Dragons

AddaxAgaveArmadilloCamelCapybaraCobraDuneHorizonJerboaJerboa IIKindleMeerkatNeedleOcotilloOstrichPalmParchPrickleQuicksandRattlesnakeSaguaroSandstormSiroccoSix-ClawsTawnyTorchViperVulture

Hybrids

Sunny

Kingdom

Blaze's fortressBlister's hideoutGreat Five-Tail RiverPossibilitySandWing strongholdScorpion Den

Society

OutclawsTalons of PowerWar of SandWing Succession

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