Princess Burn was a female SandWing and one of the three rival sisters who fought for the throne of the Kingdom of Sand during the War of the SandWing Succession for eighteen years. Out of her two other sisters, Princesses Blister and Blaze, she was the oldest and biggest. She was also believed to be the fiercest and most brutal of the three sisters. She had an interest for strange, unusual, or deformed creatures, which she killed and stuffed to keep in her stronghold's Weirdling Tower. In the first arc, Burn was allied with the SkyWings and MudWings. According to Queen Oasis, they had an odd, but reasonable, relationship before Oasis had died.
Burn's scales are described to be pale yellow and gold, whilst her eyes are said to be obsidian black, with no white to them at all. She is an enormous, massive, heavy-set dragon with jagged scars all over her scales, one of which is particularly nasty and runs down all along her side under her left wing.
Burn was the eldest, strongest, and largest of the three daughters of Queen Oasis. She got along fine with her mother, Oasis, who mentioned that if she gave Burn an odd-looking or deformed thing or creature, she would disappear into her room for days studying it. It seemed that Burn was Queen Oasis's favorite daughter, considering how well they got along.
After Queen Oasis was murdered by three treasure-seeking scavengers, Burn became embroiled in conflict for the throne of the SandWings with her two younger sisters, Blaze and Blister. She also had three brothers, the only living one is Smolder, whom she is shown to abuse, and she had killed her other two brothers, Scald and Singe for unknown reasons, most likely because of disobedience, or doing something without Burn's permission.
Shortly after Queen Oasis's death, Burn took over the palace and drove Blaze and Blister out, or Blister and Blaze escaped before she got to them. Burn was allied with the SkyWings and MudWings, two very powerful fighting tribes, and appeared to be winning the war.
Burn and Blister lured their sister, Blaze, into a sandstorm. After Six-Claws rescued her, he went into training for the army. After the death of Queen Oasis, Six-Claws served as a general in Burn's army, under the condition that she received his talons after his death. She tells him that when he dies, his army is to cut off his talons and give them to her.
She was later seen arguing with Six-Claws about attacking the MudWings instead of finding Blaze. During the ensuing argument, she crippled Dune so he was unable to fly again. This is one of the events that placed doubt in Six-Claws, causing him to leave the army with Dune and Kindle. Six-Claws later falls in love with Kindle and they have Ostrich.
She traveled all the way from her stronghold after Queen Scarlet captured the dragonets of destiny. She intended to watch Scarlet dispose of the dragonets in her gladiatorial arena and take Sunny back with her for her collection of oddities, but the dragonets escaped when Glory attempted to spray venom on Burn, but Burn shoved Queen Scarlet in her way and shot into the sky. The SandWing sent search parties out after the dragonets, but they managed to avoid them.
After the escape of the dragonets, Burn took Queen Scarlet prisoner to "keep her safe", and because she "was in no condition to battle Ruby for the throne." With Scarlet being imprisoned, Ruby became the functioning queen of the SkyWings. Burn considers Ruby to be an unsatisfactory ruler, because she refuses to join any battle on Burn's side until she has "restored order to the Sky Kingdom" and "established the stability of her own throne."
Burn is put forward as a possible kidnapper of RainWings, but Glory shoots down that idea, saying that Burn doesn't like pretty things, but rather "horribly weird things."
In the epilogue, Burn is shown in her stronghold, discussing the Dragonets of Destiny with Smolder. She and Smolder decide to kill all five of the dragonets. She also spoke of Scarlet as her guest, not her prisoner.
Burn was never present at her stronghold while Sunny was being held captive, but appeared when the dragonets of destiny were choosing the SandWing queen. Blister mentioned the gift she gave her, and Burn ordered Smolder to bring it to her. Worried, Sunny told Burn to be careful, and Burn mocked Blister, pulling out the dragonbite viper that was inside the box. Burn took a few steps toward Blister, planning to have it bite her, but a second viper leaped out of the box and bit Burn's ankle, and shortly after, Burn died, leaving her two sisters to fight for the throne. Smolder later said that he never thought he'd outlive Burn.
Burn is seen in the prologue of Escaping Peril seated next to Queen Scarlet as she first reveals Peril to her children and other SkyWings of importance. Scarlet tells them how Burn killed a Talons of Peace IceWing trying to steal a SkyWing egg (Hvitur) and that they must destroy all the SkyWing eggs hatching on the Brightest Night. Burn is anxious to kill the rest of the eggs, but Scarlet makes Peril complete the task by burning the eggs and thus, ending the life of the little dragons inside of them. This also satisfies Scarlet's desire to make a show.
Burn is described as the largest and most powerful of her siblings, and she uses this to her advantage, fighting her way through any obstacles. She is extremely brutal and uses pure force to win her battles, cutting down opponents with sheer size and strength, no matter what the losses are. She is extremely sadistic, loves killing, mutilating, and stuffing things, which she displays in her Weirdling Tower. The tower is said by Smolder to be "safer than the dungeon, but more psychologically disabling..." due to the thought that you might ever belong there. Burn is ruthless, and displays no mercy to her enemies and shows no qualms about viciously killing and mounting the head of anyone who opposes her on the walls of her stronghold. Queen Oasis describes that if you give her something weird to look at, she'd vanish into her room for days. She loved to fight, and got annoyed with Queen Scarlet a lot.
Burn didn't trust prophecies whatsover. She thought it would be safer to just kill the Dragonests of Destiny instead of wait for them to choose her, hence why she wanted them dead. Since they may get in the way of the throne, Burn didn't want to risk it.
Burn despised both her sisters, and didn't seem to have a good relationship with them even before the war started. She wanted to kill both of them ever since Queen Oasis was murdered by scavengers so she could become queen.
Smolder was the only brother that Burn allowed to live. Burn tends to feel uncomfortable around Smolder because he has a similar appearance to Blister. It was implied many times that Burn seemed to threaten Smolder with death so he'd obey her direct orders at all times, as Smolder fears for his life whenever something goes wrong for him.
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"My SkyWing ally is not a fool. Queen Scarlet knows everything that happens in her kingdom."
"So IceWing, is this egg a part of your pathetic prophecy?" - Before Burn dropped the SkyWing egg.
"I'll kill you - I'll claw that - it hurts - stop it - stop the-" - Burn's last words, when she gets bitten by the Dragonbite Viper. "
"It's been ages since I ripped a dragon's throat out." - Burn to Smolder.
"I don't care. No prophecy decides what happens to me. I'm not letting a bunch of words or baby dragons decide when I die or what I bow to. We can have peace when my sisters are dead and I am queen of the SandWings." - To Hvitur
¨First, I kill my sisters. Then I kill all of you, and I`ll stuff you and spend the next hundred years telling your dead faces about peaceful solutions¨. - to the Dragonets of Destiny
- Burn is the oldest and the biggest out of her siblings.
- Burn is the first of the SandWing princesses to die.
- She is the first and only known dragon to die of a Dragonbite Viper bite, and first of two dragons to be bitten, the second being Clay.
- She and Blister once planned to kill Blaze when they were dragonets.
- She has been noted as one of the largest dragons in the series.
- Burn might’ve had a possible fear of scavengers.
- It is stated that Burn was not interested in having dragonets.
- In the main series, Burn is described as having eyes like black orbs, with no white to them; in the graphic novel, however, she has brown eyes.
- Burn has scars all over her body but in the graphic novel it doesn't show.
- In the graphic novel, she was shown to be smaller than Morrowseer.
- In The Brightest Night, Sunny sees that Burn has a stuffed dragon with white scales and no wings (only wingbuds) in her collection, and is told by Smolder that "Someone brought him to Burn ten years ago, claiming he was the forbidden offspring of a SandWing and an IceWing." However, it is possible, though unlikely, that this could have been a male SilkWing dragonet who never went through Metamorphosis, rather than a hybrid. In addition, Burn had half of a purple-and-gray speckled wing in her collection, which is most likely part of a SilkWing's wing. It is unknown how she got this.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 The Brightest Night, page 271
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 The Dragonet Prophecy, page p
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 The Dragonet Prophecy, page 195
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