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"So from then on, the bigwings takes care of all the others. Some of them can be pretty bossy or too weak, but we got a good one. I mean, you would have been a good one too, I'm sure…"
— Pheasant to Clay, The Dragonet Prophecy

Pheasant is an adult female MudWing who was introduced The Dragonet Prophecy. She currently resides in the Mud Kingdom and is doing some work for Queen Moorhen.

Appearance

Pheasant has brown scales[1] with a paler orange underbelly and brown eyes.[2]

Personality

As a MudWing, Pheasant is loyal to her sibs, especially towards her bigwings. She especially praises Reed, calling him a good bigwings and thanking him for leading them during battle. She appears knowledgable, being the only one in her troop who have practiced her reading.

Biography

Pre-Series
Pheasant hatched along with Reed, Sora, Marsh, Crane, and Umber. She was raised with Reed, who was filling in as bigwings due to Clay's absence, as his egg was sold by Cattail to the Talons of Peace for at least two cows in order to fulfill the Dragonet Prophecy.

The Dragonet Prophecy

The Dragonet Prophecy

Clay meeting his siblings

Near the end of the book, Clay made his way back to the Mud Kingdom. His siblings encountered him and were overjoyed to find him. They helped him make peace with himself about attacking the other dragonets' eggs, and, despite their protests, unwillingly let him go. Pheasant stated that maybe Clay was their bigwings, which he biologically is.
The Hidden Kingdom
Pheasant was mentioned by Glory when she thinks about where the dragonets would go after the prophecy.
The Dark Secret
In the prologue, the IceWings attack, and Pheasant comes to Sora's rescue. The troop escapes, and Pheasant said she had gained interest in and started to read about the prophecy after they found out Clay was part of it, being the "wings of the earth." In the end, she hoped that Clay would end the war soon.
The Brightest Night
Pheasant and her siblings are seen when Sunny and Clay go to the Mud Kingdom to send a message to Burn through Moorhen. Pheasant is wary to go along with the MudWings' planned attack on the IceWings to drive them out.

The Jade Mountain Prophecy

Moon Rising
Umber mentions Pheasant and Reed are doing some work for Queen Moorhen.

Family Tree

Unnamed DragonsAshaCattailUnknown
ClayReedPheasantSoraMarshCraneUmber


Quotes

"That's not a normal MudWing name."
― to Glory (The Dragonet Prophecy, page 290)

"Look at him. He should be our bigwings."
― about Clay (The Dragonet Prophecy, page 291)

"So from then on, the bigwings takes care of all the others. Some of them can be pretty bossy or too weak, but we got a good one. I mean, you would have been a good one too, I'm sure…"
― to Clay, explaining about MudWing families (The Dragonet Prophecy, page 292)

"You were! You were amazing, Reed!"
― to Reed (The Dragonet Prophecy, page 293)

"Because our queen says we have to."
― to her sibs (The Dark Secret, prologue)

"Well, it doesn't matter. What matters is we survived another battle, thanks to Reed."
― to her sibs (The Dark Secret, prologue)

Trivia

  • Even though Umber stated in Moon Rising that Sora was the only one in the troop who'd practiced their reading, Pheasant was shown to know how to read in The Dark Secret.

Gallery

References

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


MudWings
Queens

Present: Moorhen
Historical: Crane

Jade Mountain

ClayUmberSoraMarshSepiaNewt

Other Dragons

AshaBogBullfrogCattailCraneCrocodileGharialMayflyOchrePheasantReedSwamp

Kingdom

Diamond Spray DeltaDiamond Spray RiverMudWing palace