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"We gave up worldly things to fight for a higher cause. Peace is more important than jewels or gold."
— Nautilus explaining the Talons of Peace to Squid, The Hidden Kingdom

Nautilus is an adult male SeaWing who was introduced in The Lost Heir. He is the founder and former leader of the Talons of Peace, and the father of Squid.

Nautilus gave up his role as leader of the Talons of Peace to Riptide after the War of SandWing Succession. He did not know that the prophecy was false, and was very devoted to ending the war.


Nautilus has green scales with black spiral patterns on them[1] and cold, glittering eyes.[2]


Nautilus is the founder of the Talons of Peace, a giant organization with dragons from every tribe working together to establish peace to the warring Pyrrhia. This shows that he is an extremely devoted dragon that worked in great lengths in order to restore order. He is nervous.[3]

However, Nautilus is shown quite snobby throughout the first and second arcs. He was willing to do anything in the name of peace, which included, ironically, an attempt to kill Webs and giving up his dragonet, Squid, to Morrowseer. He also attacked Peril upon first meeting her, further contradicting to how he would supposedly give up peace in return for more peace.


The Dragonet Prophecy

The Lost Heir
Nautilus first appeared in the prologue. He and Cirrus confronted Webs at the entrance to the underground river and attempted to kill him. They claimed that Webs had failed them by letting the dragonets of destiny escape and become prisoners, so he could not know about the backup plan. Cirrus was about to kill Webs when a Talons of Peace infiltrator, unknown at that time, by the name of Crocodile knocked Nautilus and Cirrus unconscious so Webs could escape.

Later, Nautilus appeared "talking" to Riptide using Aquatic when Tsunami first started following Riptide. Nautilus was described to have a bruised eye from being knocked out by Crocodile. When the Summer Palace was being destroyed by the SkyWings and MudWings, Riptide told Tsunami he had been telling Nautilus information about the SeaWings.

Nautilus appeared again in the epilogue, where Morrowseer had him explain their concept of the false dragonets to Blister, who approved of the idea.
The Hidden Kingdom
In the prologue, he, Morrowseer, and the false dragonets were at the Talons of Peace's camp. Morrowseer told Nautilus that he would be taking the fake, young dragonets to an unknown location (later revealed to be the NightWing island) to train.
The Dark Secret
Nautilus appeared in the epilogue, where he and his son Squid, encountered Blister as she was waiting to meet with Morrowseer. Squid complains that he hates NightWings and Blister agrees with him. When Morrowseer did not show up, Blister said that it must be the dragonets' fault and she would kill them no matter what.
The Brightest Night
Tsunami, Sunny, and Ochre traveled to the Talons of Peace's camp to ask him to deliver a message to Blister. However, Ochre was approached by Nautilus, Riptide, a SandWing noted to possibly be Viper's uncle, Cirrus, and a female SkyWing named Avalanche. Much to Tsunami's annoyance, Nautilus flashes a message toward Tsunami, which Sunny guessed was a suggestion to land, though Tsunami wanted to go and hit the older SeaWing and pretend she misunderstood what he said.

Tsunami questioned Riptide's decision to rejoin the Talons of Peace, and he explained that Coral had thrown him out of the Kingdom of the Sea and that he was hoping the Talons of Peace would know where the dragonets had gone. Nautilus coldly remarked that they had no clue, and Riptide quickly introduced Nautilus as the leader of the Talons of Peace, to prevent an argument between him and Tsunami. Avalanche replied that Nautilus was the leader "for now," hinting at her dislike of the SeaWing, and asked where the rest of the false dragonets are.

The IceWing known as Cirrus (later revealed to be Chameleon in Escaping Peril), noticed the arrival of another dragon, who Avalanche recognized as her son, Flame. After seeing the slash across the dragonet's face due to Viper's venomous tail, Nautilus commented that he is not sure if he wanted to know what happened to the others, and so Sunny told him that Fatespeaker was fine, that they did not know what happened to Squid, and that Viper had died after falling into the lava in the Night Kingdom.

Sunny then told him that she needed them to convey a message to Blister. Although he talked as if he was indecisive and unwilling to help, Sunny noticed that he was excited about finally ending the war.

The Jade Mountain Prophecy

Winter Turning
Nautilus was mentioned by his son, Squid, who says that "My dad used to be the leader of the Talons of Peace," and he whined and complained why he could not be leader.
Escaping Peril
Nautilus was leading his group of Talons when they came across Peril and Turtle and attacked them. However, they stopped soon after Peril explained why they were there.

Family Tree



"A suicide mission may not be necessary, […] Something happened in the SkyWing palace yesterday. We don't have any clear reports yet, but one spy said he thought Queen Scarlet was dead — killed by the dragonets."
― to the Talons of Peace (The Lost Heir, prologue)

"Sorry, Webs, […] Peace is more important than any one dragon. And you would disrupt our backup plan. We're doing this for your own good. For the prophecy. For peace. […] Cirrus, rip out his heart."
― to Webs (The Lost Heir, prologue)

"They were just a backup plan, […] Nobody thought we'd need them. Especially not all of them; we thought maybe one, or two, if something went wrong with the originals. We haven't spent a lot of time training them."
― about the false dragonets of destiny (The Hidden Kingdom, prologue)

"We gave up worldly things to fight for a higher cause. Peace is more important than jewels or gold."
― to Squid, about why the Talons have no treasure (The Hidden Kingdom, prologue)

"Well, I thought, why not? […] Of course, none of these five actually hatched on the brightest night, or else they'd be the real dragonets of the prophecy, wouldn't they? But they're about the right age, and nobody has to know the rest."
― about the false dragonets of destiny (The Hidden Kingdom, prologue)

"I — I don't know, […] I thought he would be here by now. I haven't seen him since he took the alternate dragonets from the Talons of Peace camp. But I knew he was supposed to be here to meet you tonight, and I had to speak with him."
― to Blister, about Morrowseer (The Dark Secret, epilogue, page 290)

"We called them 'guardians,' […] But you're right. Everywhere the dragonets go, they seem to leave chaos behind."
― about the dragonets of destiny (The Dark Secret, epilogue, page 292)



  1. The Lost Heir, prologue
  2. The Dark Secret, page 290
  3. The Lost Heir, page 294


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