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The Kingdom of Sand is the home and territory of the SandWings, the 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. The Kingdom of Sand is currently ruled by Queen Thorn.

Description

The Kingdom of Sand is a hot,[1] vast,[2] endless,[3] and empty[4] expand of sandy desert, surrounded by open sky and rolling dunes as far as the eye could see in every direction.[5] It is large, wide, and flat,[6] and is dotted with many oasis towns[4][7] and small oasis ponds.[8] It is covered in warm sand,[9] and is dotted with several small desert pools[10] and oases that have been described as tiny springs.[11] The sand has been described to ripple like a pale ocean,[2] and it is large and empty.[4]

The Kingdom of Sand is full of brightsting cactus,[12] the only known antidote to SandWing venom, and has many of it sold by almost every merchant in the Scorpion Den.[13] There are several cities and oasis towns spread throughout the kingdom.[14]

Near Possibility, there is a sandstone arch that is located high on a butte to the west of the town. It loops out of the ground and back into in a shape like a RainWing tail,[1] and the ground below it is consisted of hard rock.[15]

The land in between the Kingdom of Sand and the Ice Kingdom is barren wasteland.[16]

Notable Features

Disputed Tundra

The far side of the Ice Kingdom's tundra is disputed territory between the Ice Kingdom and the Kingdom of Sand.[17]

Jerboa III's hut

Jerboa III's hut is located on the northwest coast of the Kingdom of Sand.[18] It is the home of Jerboa III, daughter of the original Jerboa.

SandWing stronghold

Queen Thorn's stronghold is used as a palace for the SandWings. SandWing royalty lives in the stronghold. It is designed to be less vulnerable to attack more than beauty and appearance. The stronghold used to look more menacing, with enemy heads on spikes and Burn's weirdling tower, but these features were removed in Thorn's reign.

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.

Flora/Fauna

Wildlife
Animals

Plants

History

The Dragonet Prophecy

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 was hidden by sand right outside of Burn's stronghold, and the wind blew sand to cover it up every single day, which was 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 was where Sunny met Thorn and her Outclaws in the Scorpion Den, Smolder in Burn's stronghold, and where the next SandWing queen was chosen.


The Jade Mountain Prophecy

Escaping Peril

Peril flashbacks to the night she and Scarlet had fled from Burn's weirdling tower, where they temporarily settled in the wasteland in between the Kingdom of Sand and the Ice Kingdom. Later on in the story, Peril wanders around the border of the Kingdom of Sand while trying to find her meeting place.

Talons of Power

Darkstalker took his fellow NightWings past the Kingdom of Sand to the lost city of night.

Darkness of Dragons

When Qibli and Winter went to go and rescue Ostrich, they flew to both the Scorpion Den and Thorn's stronghold.


The Lost Continent Prophecy

The Poison Jungle

In the epilogue, Snowfall met Jerboa III at the edge of the Kingdom of Sand, close to the border into IceWing territory.

The Dangerous Gift

Snowfall and the other Pantalans flew across the Kingdom of Sand to get to Sanctuary. The vision about Jerboa I and Jerboa III is mainly set in the Kingdom of Sand.


Legends

Darkstalker

Scorpion allowed the NightWings and IceWings to battle there, in return for large piles of treasure from both tribes. Later on in the story, Darkstalker followed Arctic into the desert along with Clearsight and Fathom in order to stop him from turning in Whiteout to Queen Diamond.

Dragonslayer

Wren followed Sandstorm's army to the Kingdom of Sand in order to rescue Sky. Later, Ivy, Leaf, and Stone travelled to the Kingdom of Sand in attempt to bring Rose back to Valor.


Winglets

Prisoners

Fierceteeth was imprisoned in the SandWing stronghold.

Deserter

Six-Claws grew up in the Kingdom of Sand. Oasis's death occurred sometime after, causing the three SandWing heirs to compete for the throne and begin the War of SandWing Succession. Blister also stole the majority of the SandWing treasure when Oasis was away.

Trivia

  • If Blaze had won the war, the Kingdom would be smaller, as the IceWings would now own the disputed northern land; Blaze promised them that piece of land if they won the war.

Gallery

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Escaping Peril, page 120
  2. 2.0 2.1 Darkstalker, page 314
  3. Dragonslayer, page 57
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Darkstalker, page 315
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Deserter
  6. Dragonslayer, page 56
  7. Talons of Power, epilogue
  8. 8.0 8.1 Escaping Peril, page 119
  9. The Dangerous Gift, page 266
  10. Darkness of Dragons, page 202
  11. The Dangerous Gift, page 132
  12. 12.0 12.1 The Hidden Kingdom, page 144
  13. The Brightest Night, page 55
  14. Darkness of Dragons, page 86
  15. Escaping Peril, page 127
  16. 16.0 16.1 Escaping Peril, page 19
  17. The Dangerous Gift, page 83
  18. Darkness of Dragons, epilogue
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 Dragonslayer, page 433
  20. Winter Turning, page 197
  21. Dragonslayer, page 340
  22. Darkstalker, page 316
  23. 23.0 23.1 Darkness of Dragons, prologue
  24. 24.0 24.1 Escaping Peril, page 118
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 The Lost Continent, epilogue
  26. The Dangerous Gift, page 267
  27. 27.0 27.1 The Dangerous Gift, page 131
  28. 28.0 28.1 Darkness of Dragons, page 7
  29. 29.0 29.1 Winter Turning, page 206
  30. The Winglets Quartet: Deserter, page 112
  31. 31.0 31.1 Dragonslayer, page 425
  32. Dragonslayer, page 248
  33. Winter Turning, page 208
  34. Dragonslayer, page 341
  35. 35.0 35.1 Winter Turning, page 200
  36. Dragonslayer, page 254
  37. The Brightest Night English cover
  38. The Brightest Night, page 96
  39. The Brightest Night, page 105
  40. Dragonslayer, page 251
  41. The Dangerous Gift, page 271
  42. Dragonslayer, page 303
  43. The Winglets Quartet: Prisoners, page 7
  44. Dragonslayer, page 211
  45. The Brightest Night, page 118
  46. 46.0 46.1 The Hidden Kingdom, page 92
  47. The Brightest Night English cover
  48. The Brightest Night English cover
  49. Escaping Peril, page 95
  50. Dragonslayer, page 343
  51. The Dangerous Gift, page 272
  52. 52.0 52.1 52.2 Winter Turning, page 211
  53. Dragonslayer, page 255
  54. Escaping Peril, page 98
  55. The Brightest Night English cover
  56. Dragonslayer, page 307
  57. Dragonslayer, page 373
  58. Winter Turning, page 204
  59. Dragonslayer, page 374


SandWings
Queens

Present: ThornOasis
Historical: Scorpion

Royalty

BlazeBlisterBurnCharScaldSingeSmolderSunnyOnyx

Jade Mountain

SunnyQibliOnyxOstrichAridPronghorn

Other Dragons

Present: AddaxAgaveArmadilloCamelCapybaraCereusCobraDuneHorizonJerboa IIIKindleMeerkatNeedleOcotilloOstrichPalmParchPrickleQuicksandRattlesnakeSaguaroSandstormSiroccoSix-ClawsTawnyTorchViperVulture
Historical: JerboaJerboa II

Hybrids

Sunny

Kingdom

Blaze's fortressBlister's hideoutGreat Five-Tail RiverJerboa III's hutNorth BeachPossibilitySandWing strongholdScorpion Den

Society

OutclawsTalons of PowerWar of SandWing Succession

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