"We'd all be dead if weren't for you."
—Marsh to Reed in The Dragonet Prophecy.

Marsh is a male MudWing dragonet and one of Clay's siblings, as well as the second last hatched dragonet of Cattail. He never seemed to have recovered from the death of his sister Crane, who was killed by Princess Icicle in a battle between Princess Blaze and Princess Burn's armies just two days before Clay arrived. It was also his troop's very first battle. Marsh appears to be nervous and anxious most of the time. He is currently a student at the Jade Mountain Academy, where he is in the Copper Winglet with his clawmate, Coconut. Qibli noted that the arrangement was probably made so that Marsh didn't have to be nervous about his clawmate.


Marsh has very dark, mud-brown, nearly black eyes[1], and has been said to resemble his sister Sora, but slightly more fidgety and nervous. In the graphic novel, he is a paler color and his eyes are butter-colored.


Marsh was shown to be nervous and jumpy and was described by Umber to be able to fly really fast. He is afraid of seeing another one of his sibs get killed. He seems to get along very well with Coconut, his clawmate, possibly because of his placid personality. Like his other sibs, he did not enjoy the war and wished for it to end.


The Dragonet ProphecyEdit


Clay meeting his siblings

Marsh hatched along with Reed, Sora, Pheasant, Crane, and Umber in the Mud Kingdom. Because Clay was sold to the Talons of Peace by their mother, Cattail, they were raised with Reed as their bigwings.

After they escaped from the Sky Kingdom, Clay and the other dragonets of destiny made their way to the Mud Kingdom while being pursued by Burn and her soldiers. The group encountered him and were overjoyed to see him for the first time. They helped him make peace with himself, and, despite protests, let Clay depart to be the bigwings of the prophecy dragonets, leaving Reed to reamin as the troop's bigwings.

The Dark Secret Edit

Marsh was mentioned in the prologue of the fourth book with his siblings when IceWings attacked the SandWings nearby. He was terrified and tackled Reed midair, nearly taking Reed down with him. 

Marsh appeared in Clay's dream with his other siblings when Starflight dreamvisits Clay. 

The Brightest Night Edit

Marsh and his siblings were seen when Sunny and Clay go to the MudWings in order to send a message to Burn. He admitted to feeling wary of the outcome of the MudWings' planned attack on the IceWings, which, thanks to the Great Ice Cliff, would have ended in suicide, though they did not appear to know it was there.

Moon RisingEdit

Marsh accompanied Clay and his siblings throughout the book and attending Jade Mountain Academy as part of the Copper Winglet. Near the end of the book, when Sora was asked why she tried to kill Icicle, Marsh was shown in a flashback. Sora and Marsh are about to be killed by an IceWing and Crane saves them by pushing them out of the way.

When Umber abruptly left with Sora, they didn't have time to tell Marsh that they were leaving, so they left Clay that responsibility.

Darkness of Dragons Edit

Marsh was mentioned sitting with Clay in the prey-center near Coconut. It is mentioned by Clay that they made the correct choice in making the two clawmates, as they quickly became close friends.

Family Tree Edit

Unnamed Siblings
Clay (Bigwings)

Quotes Edit

"I hope we survive the next one."

"What were those IceWings doing here anyway?"

"Unless you think we should leave." 

"I'll do whatever you decide."

"I thought we were all going to die."

Trivia Edit

  • A marsh is a landform in which grass grows on soil that is typically very muddy, watery, and wet.
  • In Moon Rising, he is clawmates with Coconut. Qibli found it fitting that the most nervous of dragons was paired with the most docile. According to Qibli, no one could be scared of Coconut.
  • He is shown to have anxiety and possibly PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) from watching his sister, Crane, die right in front of him.
  • Clay thought Marsh and Coconut could be friends, which is why they share a cave in Jade Mountain Academy.



  1. The Brightest Night, page 240


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