"You'd get fame and power, if you did what you were told, that is."
—Morrowseer explaining to Squid in The Hidden Kingdom; Prologue.

Morrowseer was a male NightWing "prophet" that produced the Dragonet Prophecy, with the aid of the now deceased NightWing queen, Queen Battlewinner. The prophecy spoke of the Dragonets of Destiny, who would save Pyrrhia from the War of SandWing Succession. This prophecy turned out to be false, created so that the NightWings could take over the rainforest and reclaim their former glory, possibly killing all the RainWings while they did. But his fake prophecy still came somewhat true in the end, though not nearly the way Morrowseer had intended it to end. He made dragons think he was a prophet by his name, Morrowseer, (meaning that he sees the morrow, or future, which was pointed out by Starflight in The Hidden Kingdom) possibly by using the Obsidian Mirror, and by wording his fake prophecies cryptically.

Appearance Edit

Morrowseer's scales were described to be as black as a bottomless pit[1]. He is enormous, even larger than Kestrel, with a ridged back, heavy talons, and strong claws. The starlike scales on his wings curl inward like a snail shell[2], and cast a cold glow. His teeth flash like white lightning, and he has black eyes[3] with a sharp, threatening gaze. He was also noted to have a deep menacing voice. Clay also finds him to be very intimidating.


Pre-Series Edit

After the Night Kingdom's volcano erupted for the first time, Morrowseer and Queen Battlewinner wrote the Dragonet Prophecy, intended it to be a way for the NightWings to gain the RainWing's rainforest on the continent of Pyrrhia by taking advantage of the War of the SandWing Succession. He personally delivered the prophecy and gave Starflight's egg and later, Fatespeaker's, to the Talons of Peace, to whom he then remained a close ally. Morrowseer also spoke to Thorn after she fought with her secret lover, Stonemover, an animus NightWing. He blamed her for being responsible for Stonemover's fate. Sometime before the events of Moon Rising, he fathered Moonwatcher's egg with Secretkeeper, as it is revealed in the beginning of the book.

Assassin Edit

Morrowseer first appears in Assassin as Queen Battlewinner's "most trusted advisor", and is arguing with Quickstrike about whether or not to let Deathbringer go on the mission. They agree to let him go on the condition that he must assassinate either Slaughter or Vengeance, two full-grown NightWings who are referred to as Morrowseer's pets. Later, he is seen ushering Slaughter out of his cave and telling him to kill Deathbringer before he can kill Slaughter but fails when Deathbringer kills Slaughter, ironically, while Morrowseer is instructing him on how not to get killed. At the end of the book, Morrowseer meets with Deathbringer to send the young dragon on a mission to kill Six-Claws, a SandWing general in Burn's army.

Morrowseer coming to inspect the Dragonets of Destiny

The Dragonet ProphecyEdit


Morrowseer allying with Blister

Eighteen years after "delivering" the Prophecy, Morrowseer came to inspect the dragonets after a note saying that "Morrowseer is coming" was sent to Webs, Kestrel, and Dune. He was angry about Glory, the RainWing dragonet who served as a replacement for the SkyWing whose egg was smashed and ordered her to be killed. Sunny, Clay, and Tsunami fought him, and Morrowseer approved of Clay, Starflight, and Tsunami before looking at Sunny and saying "Well, ... we'll have to see about you." Later, he had a talk with Starflight and left. The aftermath of his visit was the escape attempt and therefore the dragonet's capture by Queen Scarlet. He led a squadron of NightWings that massacred all eight of the IceWing prisoners in Scarlet's arena and took Starflight. While they hid in the mountains and watched the Dragonets of Destiny travel to the MudWing village where Clay's mother and siblings live, Morrowseer instructed the young NightWing to side with Blister, and to become the leader of the other dragonets. He then returned him to the other Dragonets. Afterwards, he met with Blister in the Kingdom of the Sea and promised to help her become queen. When Kestrel arrived at the meeting, Morrowseer and Blister agreed that she was a danger to the plan and that they would have to kill her, and then did so.

The Lost HeirEdit

In the epilogue, Morrowseer meets with Nautilus and Blister after the destruction of the Summer Palace of the Sea. Blister complains about how annoying the dragonets are, and Nautilus and Morrowseer offer her the false dragonets as her means of becoming queen once they try to kill the true dragonets of destiny.

The Hidden KingdomEdit

Morrowseer is seen with Nautilus discussing the backup plan and observing the false dragonets during the prologue. Squid is the only dragonet who actually talks to Morrowseer and complains that he wants gold and jewels. (He also says Morrowseer is 'nonagoshabibble', in response to Morrowseer saying that Flame was 'nonnegotiable.') Morrowseer is not proud of the Talons for failing to raise them obediently. He takes over training them and brings them to the Night Kingdom for training and discipline.

The Dark SecretEdit

Morrowseer orders the kidnapping of Starflight and brings him to the Night Kingdom. He expresses great displeasure in Starflight's failure to bring the dragonets to Blister's side and chastises him for lacking NightWing superiority. He also introduces Starflight to his father, Mastermind, and shows him how NightWings hunt.

After introducing Starflight to the false dragonets, he orders them to kill Starflight. This was both to test the new dragonet's abilities and to see if Starflight was worth keeping. It ended with Starflight surviving, and Flame and Ochre being arrested by NightWing guards and imprisoned for a night.

The next day, he sends Starflight and the false dragonets to convince some SkyWing guards to switch to Blister's side. When the mission fails, he orders NightWing guards to burn the fort down, which Starflight suspected would have happened anyway, afterward, he sends away Squid after the dragonet complained about how much he hated the training.

Later, he announced that they were going to train for battle and told Ochre and Flame to fight, saying he would step in when necessary. When Ochre was clawed by Flame and asked to stop, Morrowseer removed the MudWing and threw Fatespeaker into the fight. Viper quickly joined in, and the two proceeded to chase Fatespeaker, who called to Starflight to help her. Starflight joined the battle and knocked Viper off of Fatespeaker, but the SandWing's barb sliced across Flame's face, who accidentally pushed her into the lava river. Morrowseer showed no grief at Viper's death but was horrified at Flame's injuries as the SkyWing was the only dragonet he couldn't replace due to the real SkyWing being killed years ago.

Soon after, Morrowseer attended an official meeting of the NightWings. Greatness announced that the NightWings would enter the rainforest at midnight, and kill all of the RainWings. However, the plan failed when Queen Glory led her RainWings into the Night Kingdom and Queen Battlewinner died.

After the attack, he revealed to Starflight, Tsunami, Sunny, and Clay that the prophecy was fake. Sunny was distraught over this and fled through the portal. Morrowseer took a step forward as if to follow her, but was stopped by Starflight and Fatespeaker. After he remarked that he had all of the dragonets he wanted to kill in one place, the volcano erupted, and Morrowseer was seen being swallowed by the inferno.

Morrowseer has most likely been killed by the volcanic explosion, as mentioned in The Brightest Night. In Winter Turning a dead dragon (which some believed to be Morrowseer), which is now just a shape of ashes, is seen in front of the portal right where Morrowseer was standing when the volcano erupted. It was hinted, though, that he might have survived the eruption (but he was likely killed by heat overcoming him or lava encasing his body).

Moon RisingEdit

Morrowseer is mentioned in the prologue, when Secretkeeper regrets not being able to tell him about Moonwatcher's egg, but knows he's too traditionalist to accept her being raised outside the tribe. Moonwatcher later mentions hearing his name in Secretkeeper's mind, and it's revealed that Morrowseer is, in fact Moon's father.

Winter TurningEdit

When Winter, Moon, Qibli, and Kinkajou take the tunnel to the NightWing island, they walk by the ashy statue-like form of a NightWing, which they first thought was alive since it was a silhouette illuminated by fire. This is most likely Morrowseer.

Personality Edit

Morrowseer was seen as manipulative and didn't seem to care how many dragons died for his cause, only caring about his tribe and reputation. He is implied to be narcissistic, snobbish and heartless. He is also deceitful, shown by lying to thousands of dragons about the Dragonet Prophecy. However, to do this, he would have had to be very intelligent and resourceful. There is also an argument that he is actually quite caring for his tribe since he made up the prophecy in order to save them. He is also seen to be more than just an adviser, because he orders and overviews the kidnapping of Starflight, the murder of the IceWing prisoners, and the murder of the SkyWing soldiers, showing that he has more authority than just the queen's advisor. Morrowseer must have been a general or an officer in order to command his tribe like he did, but this isn’t confirmed by Tui.

Family Tree Edit




Morrowseer was a loyal NightWing that would do anything to save his tribe. Even if meant kidnapping and false prophecies.

Dragonets of DestinyEdit

The dragonets were Morrowseer's idea, but he ended up trying to kill them since they wouldn't help the NightWings kill the RainWings and did not support Blister becoming the queen of SandWings. He especially hated Starflight, who he considered a weak and spineless failure, and Glory, who was a RainWing, and a potential threat to his plan.


Moonwatcher was Morrowseer's daughter, though he never knew of her existence, and she only knew his name by reading it from her mother's mind. Secretkeeper was mentioned to have wanted to tell Morrowseer but was convinced he would have told the entire NightWing tribe and forced Moonwatcher to grow up in the volcano with the rest of the NightWings.


Morrowseer and Blister were allied during the great war. He would help Blister become queen if she would help them destroy the RainWings and give the NightWings a safer home in the rainforest, in return for Morrowseer lending Blister the strength in numbers of the NightWings to assist her army in the war.

The Alternate Dragonets of DestinyEdit

Due to the "extra" dragonets who were deemed unnecessary, Morrowseer was tasked with getting rid of the added "problems". Eventually Viper, the SandWing, died, and Squid, the SeaWing, quit(though only Squid was rid of because of Morrowseer's actions). He didn't favor any of them, disliking them as much as the original five; he was very cautious about the SkyWing, named Flame, though, for he was not as expendable as the others.


"What an idiot. Obviously you didn't get your brains from her." - To Starflight about his mother in The Dark Secret

"You will never be one of us!" - To Starflight in The Dark Secret

"Well, now I know who your father is." - To Starflight about his father in The Dark Secret

"That one will do," - Morrowseer to Tsunami

"...I made it up in the first place." - To Sunny, about the prophecy

"Now there's no point--- the NightWings are already in the rainforest, so we have no reason to join the war. It'll drag on endlessly, and more dragons will die every day, probably for generations. All of them wondering what happened to the amazing dragonets who were supposed to save them, but obviously failed." - About the fake prophecy

"Here's all the dragonets I want dead anyway. In one convenient place." - Before the volcano explodes


  • Sutherland has hinted that there is a possibility that Morrowseer survived the eruption. In Winter Turning, there was a dragon corpse that seemed to writhe in agony. This could have been Morrowseer, though any description of findings of him if he survived would be ghastly and scarring.
  • Canonically, he has black eyes, despite the popular fanon agreement that he has yellow/orange eyes.
  • He wasn't trusted by his own mate, Secretkeeper.
  • His name means "Seer of Morrow," or tomorrow, which was explained by Starflight in The Hidden Kingdom. It refers to his 'prophetic' ability (although later proven that he didn't have them).
  • Queen Battlewinner's lava cauldron was described to be as large as two of him.
  • He is hated by almost all the dragons and tribes in Pyrrhia, such as the IceWings, SkyWings, and SandWings.
  • The Dragonets of Destiny often use Morrowseer as a comparison scale, comparing him to objects like trees or rocks, implying his vast size.
  • In The Dark Secret, Mastermind acknowledges that Morrowseer has no dragonets, even though Morrowseer did, in fact, have a daughter at the time, albeit a completely unknown one.
  • In the graphic novel, Morrowseer’s snail shell-like star scale patterns on his wings are not shown. Instead, they appear to be scattered randomly.

Gallery Edit

References Edit

  1. The Dragonet Prophecy, page 34
  2. The Dark Secret, page 48
  3. The Hidden Kingdom, prologue


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