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

Marsh is a young male MudWing and one of Clay's siblings, as well as the second-to-last hatched dragonet of Cattail. He is currently attending Jade Mountain Academy as a student of the Copper Winglet.


Marsh has brown scales[1] and brown eyes[2]. He looks like Sora, just more fidgety and nervous[3].


Marsh is an extremely nervous and jumpy character, and is described by Umber to be able to fly extremely fast. Like most MudWings, he cares a great deal about his sibs and is afraid of seeing another one of them die like Crane. He seems to get along well with Coconut, his clawmate and another member of the Copper Winglet, possibly because of his placid personality. Like his other sibs, he did not enjoy the war and often wished for it to end.

He never seemed to have recovered from the death of his sister Crane, who was killed by Icicle in a battle between Blaze and Burn's armies during the War of SandWing Succession. As it was his troop's first battle, the aftermath of the events left even more him scarred and possibly traumatized.


The Dragonet Prophecy

The Dragonet Prophecy

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 was overjoyed to see him for the first time, helping him make peace with himself. Despite protests, they let Clay depart to be the bigwings of the prophecy dragonets, leaving Reed to remain as the troop's bigwings, if with doubts about his own leadership on the fact that Clay was they're natural bigwings.
The Hidden Kingdom
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The Dark Secret
Marsh was mentioned in the prologue of the fourth book with his siblings when IceWings attacked the patrol's 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 dreamvisited Clay.
The Brightest Night
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.

The Jade Mountain Prophecy

Moon Rising
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 save 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, leaving Clay with the responsibility of breaking the news to his younger brother.
Winter Turning
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Escaping Peril
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Talons of Power
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Darkness of Dragons
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.



Clay is Marsh's brother, and shares a family bond with him.


According to Clay, he paired Coconut and Marsh up as clawmates because they shared similar personalities. Because of that, the two students became best friends and got along.

Family Tree

Unnamed Dragons


"I hope we survive the next one."
— to his sibs (The Dark Secret, prologue)

"What were those IceWings doing here anyway?"
— to his sibs (The Dark Secret (book), prologue)

"Unless you think we should leave."
— to his sibs (The Dark Secret (book), prologue)

"I'll do whatever you decide."
— to Reed (The Dark Secret (book), prologue)

"I thought we were all going to die."
— to his sibs (The Dark Secret (book), prologue)



  1. Moon Rising, page 84
  2. The Brightest Night, page 240
  3. Moon Rising, page 112


Present: Moorhen
Historical: Crane

Jade Mountain


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