Leaf, referred to as Fluffy by Sunny because of his fluffy hair, is a young male scavenger and one of the three main protagonists of Dragonslayer. He was raised in Talisman and trained to be a dragonmancer early in life, but after the supposed death of his sister Wren, he began training to become a dragonslayer in order to avenge her.
Leaf used to be a timid, shy boy, always having his nose in a book and he is an expert at following the rules. After Wren was ‘eaten' by dragons, Leaf swore revenge and became stronger, his past personality gone as he trained to become a Dragonslayer.
The Dragonet Prophecy
|The Dragonet Prophecy|
|When Clay, Tsunami, Glory, and Sunny are escaping from the Sky Kingdom with Peril, Clay rescues Leaf (although not mentioned by name) when he climbs near the castle. Clay notices that he was one of the prey scavengers that the SkyWing party had, but then escaped.|
|The Brightest Night|
|At Jade Mountain, a scavenger later revealed to be Ivy, contacted Sunny using a dreamvisitor. Sunny realized that the only way the scavenger could have gotten the dreamvisitor was by stealing it, and so she traveled to the scavenger ruins in hopes that the rest of the SandWing treasure would be there.
Sunny approached Ivy and Leaf but was forced to trap them on the remains of a scavenger building due to them not being cooperative and trying to attack her. She referred to Ivy as "Holler" because she was being very loud, and Leaf as "Fluffy" because of his fluffy hair.
After Sunny asked for the dreamvisitor, Ivy and Leaf began to argue, presumably on whether to give it to her or not. Eventually, Ivy produced the sapphire and gave it to Sunny. Sunny then asked for the rest of the treasure by drawing a pile of it in the dirt with her claw. And after watching the two scavengers discuss it for a while, she decided to take Leaf off of the wall, assuming that he would bring the treasure in return for Ivy.After Leaf gave Sunny a sack full of treasure, Sunny noticed that the Eye of Onyx was not in there, although the Lazulite Dragon was. Sunny questioned the scavengers, but they did not appear to have it. As she was about to leave, Sunny considered keeping Ivy and Leaf as pets, but eventually decided against it.
The Jade Mountain Prophecy
|Sunny mentions him (as Fluffy) and Ivy (or Holler) indirectly when talking to Winter about scavengers and what to do with Bandit.|
|Leaf is one of the three protagonists in Dragonslayer, alongside Wren and Ivy. Leaf's first appearance in the book is in Chapter Two of Dragonslayer. Leaf questions to himself who is worse; the dragons or the dragonmancers. When he got home from hunting with his uncle, his parents told him that Wren was eaten by a dragon. Instantly, Leaf knew he hated dragons more as they ate his favorite sister, Wren.
Rowan agreed to train Leaf in secret and pretended she was helping him to study for the dragonmancer exam.More information flying in soon…
Wren was his favorite sister and best friend. When he was told that she had been eaten by dragons, Leaf was devastated and he decided to become a dragonslayer to get revenge. Throughout his life, he kept hearing her voice in his head, and always spoke about her in the present tense. When he found out she was alive, he risked his life and rode a dragon to find her.
Leaf has liked Ivy since he first met her. Ivy stayed by his side and helped him escape the dragon. He appears to have romantic feelings for her, shown when they kiss before he rides Cereus (also known as Sweetface) to find Wren.
Leaf respected and admired his big sister as she trained him to be a dragonslayer to avenge Wren's 'death'. He, Cranberry, Thyme, and Rowan went to the dragon palace to steal treasure. When she told him that the Dragonmancers were the ones responsible, Leaf became angry and ran away. Leaf still loves his older sister though.
- "I'm not, […] I'm not scared, I'm… I think I'm mad. Why aren't you mad?"
- ― to his parents, after Wren's "death" (Dragonslayer, page 29-30)
- "Because raccoons don't swoop out of the sky and burn up entire villages! […] If sharks could fly and breathe fire, I think we could get mad at them sometimes, too! Plus also, we don't have bearmancers and sharkmancers and raccoonmancers; we only have "dragonmancers", and isn't that because dragons are supposed to be all smart and mystical and magic? I mean, what are dragonmancers even FOR if they can't keep our village safe?"
- ― to his parents, after they told him not to be angry with the dragons because they were just wild animals (Dragonslayer, page 30)
- "But they failed! […] They were supposed to protect us and they didn't! They're stupid liars!"
- ― about the dragonmancers (Dragonslayer, page 31)
- "I don't want to study dragons, […] I want to stab them with swords and shoot them with arrows and kill as many of them as I can."
- ― to his parents (Dragonslayer, page 31)
- "I'm going to be a dragonslayer too, […] I'm going to be a hero of men and kill dragons to save people just like him."
- ― to his family, after hearing about the dragonslayer (Dragonslayer)
- "I won't be scared of them! I swear on this sword, one day every little sister in the world will be safe. Because I shall be the next and greatest dragonslayer of them all!"
- ― to his family (Dragonslayer, page 35)
- "Then no, […] I would hate that person instead. But I think I'd still have to slay the dragons to make sure it didn't happen to anyone else. Right? […] Don't tell anyone, but I a little bit hate the dragonmancers for not seeing the dragon coming that day. They're always telling us to hide in the shelters, or when to avoid the forest, or that we need to spend an entire day gathering some particular fruit as a tribute for the dragons. But on the most important day, when it's the most important person… […] But Mom and Dad say it's not their fault, […] I guess they told everyone to avoid the river that morning, and Wren went anyway. […] Let's go again."
- ― to Rowan, about Wren's "death" (Dragonslayer)
- "No way! […] I want to keep learning how to stab dragons, not be locked up in a hut with some musty paper and even mustier old people teaching me how to bow and scrape."
- ― (Dragonslayer)
- ↑ The Brightest Night, page 192
- ↑ Dragonslayer, page 456
- ↑ The Brightest Night, page 194
- ↑ Dragonslayer, page 322
- ↑ The Brightest Night, page 195