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"If it is a girl - it feels like a girl - then I shall give her the name you chose and hide her away somewhere secret and safe. She'll get the chance to be ordinary that you never had. By the moons of Pyrrhia, I swear she will never have anything to do with thrones or queens or battles or crowns, for as long as we both shall live."
—Palm's thoughts toward Smolder and her unhatched dragonet, Darkness of Dragons


Palm was an adult female SandWing who was introduced in Darkness of Dragons. She was the mother to Onyx and twin sister to Prickle.

Palm fled the SandWing stronghold after attempting to elope with Smolder, and after several years of living as a fugitive within the Kingdom of Sand, she was killed by a falling piece of skyfire.

Appearance

Palm has patterns of light brown scales freckled across her paler yellow scales. Compared to Prickle, she is round and soft, a result of her work in the palace kitchens. She has sand-colored wings and a small scar on her left wing from when she fell off the wingery roof when she was young. Until the events of Darkness of Dragons, she owned earrings made of fine opal given to her by Smolder.[1]

Biography

The Dragonet Prophecy

The Hidden Kingdom
When Glory and Jambu disguised themselves as IceWings to enter Blaze's fortress, it was explained to them by Blaze that one of the tapestries was made in the memory of a romantic story of Blaze's brother, Smolder, falling in love with a dragon that her mother did not approve of, and thought that Queen Oasis might have killed her. The dragon in the tapestry is Palm, Smolder's love.
The Brightest Night
In the prologue, Blister asked if Smolder was running off with his girlfriend again, and Queen Oasis said that she took care of that. Smolder later mentioned Palm and recounted a story about their love, similar to Blaze's story in The Hidden Kingdom.

The Jade Mountain Prophecy

Moon Rising
When Onyx told Moonwatcher and Ostrich about how she found the piece of skyfire, she explained how it killed Palm when it went through her head. She considered it to be beautiful and deadly, which made her love it even more. This suggested that she did not have a strong connection with Palm, perhaps caused by their constant wandering.
Darkness of Dragons
The prologue was in Palm's PoV. She was running away from the queen's soldiers, who were trying to take her back to the palace. Just as she was about to pass out, she found Prickle's oasis and hut. Prickle, her somewhat mean sister, grudgingly let her in, though she made Palm hand over her earrings in exchange for letting her stay the night, and they started arguing about Smolder. The guards burst in, but instead of arresting Palm, they arrested Prickle because the sisters looked so alike and because Prickle was wearing her sisters' earrings. One of the guards, Agave, recognized the real Palm but didn't mention it to the others because of their friendship from when they were dragonets. Palm decided to run away and travel the continent after she realized that she was with egg.

Winglets

Deserter
Shortly before Oasis' death, Smolder was shown crying about Palm's disappearance and possible death. Six-Claws mentioned that he had known Palm due to working in the kitchen with her. No one mentioned if she was really dead or just imprisoned.

Relationships

Smolder

Palm loved Smolder before Oasis' death despite the risk. Even after fleeing from the guards, she remembered her partner and named their dragonet on an agreed name.

Onyx

She and her daughter did not have a very loving relationship since it was rather one-sided. Palm wanted to assure that Onyx would never be power-hungry one day, so she raised her far away from royalty. Onyx mentioned that her mother often told her sad stories, which annoyed her. She also said that Palm "would have kept me buried under a rock if she had to".

Prickle

Palm and her twin sister had a rocky relationship. Even before Prickle's unfair imprisonment, the sisters did not seem to get along, and Prickle only agreed to help Palm in order to gain the fire opal earrings which Smolder had given her. After her imprisonment, Prickle hated Palm with a passion. Palm still felt guilty about what she had done many years afterwards, and was still having nightmares about it even though she was certain that her sister had been released after only a few days.

Family Tree

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Char
 
Oasis
 
2 Dragons
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scald
 
Singe
 
Burn
 
 
 
 
 
 
Blister
 
Blaze
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prickle
 
Palm
 
Smolder
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Onyx
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Quotes 

"But I'm not going to die, [...] Not today."
— thinking (Darkness of Dragons, prologue)

"I'm sorry, Palm. You brought this upon yourself."
— pretending to be her sister in order to escape with her egg (Darkness of Dragons, prologue)

"If it is a girl - it feels like a girl - then I shall give her the name you chose and hide her away somewhere secret and safe. She'll get the chance to be ordinary that you never had. By the moons of Pyrrhia, I swear she will never have anything to do with thrones or queens or battles or crowns, for as long as we both shall live."
— thinking about her unhatched dragonet (Darkness of Dragons, prologue)

Trivia

  • When Agave and Torch arrested Prickle, she screamed that she would set the moons on fire and drop them on Palm's head. Ironically, Palm was later killed by a meteorite.

Gallery

References

  1. Darkness of Dragons, prologue


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