Prudence had black scales.
Prudence seemed to be very cunning and scheming, masterminding the plan of letting her daughter marry the Prince of the IceWings to get her tribe animus magic. She showed little regard to Hope, insulting her and controlling her. Hope noted that she'd act outraged if one did not want something she was offering, and as soon as they did want it, she would say that they could not have it.
Hope mentioned Prudence when talking to Prince Arctic, saying that Prudence told her what to do all the time. She was also mentioned, not by name, when Darkstalker revealed his animus power. Hope said that her mother would be pleased.
Prudence was one of the four dragons, including her daughter, who went on the diplomatic trip to the Ice Kingdom.
Prudence attempted to take off Hope's animus-enchanted diamond earring, but Arctic quickly made up an excuse, telling her that it was a diplomatic gift that would be rude to decline.
She was, at one point, "frozen" by Prince Arctic with his enchanted dagger and then unfrozen. She agreed to escape with him and Hope from the IceWings along with Starclaws and Discretion after being threatened by Arctic.
- "Foeslayer, you are driving me mad. Either sit in a corner and read or help me pack. If I hear your claws squeaking back and forth on the ice one more time, I'll remove them and give them to the library as quills."
- ― to Hope (Runaway)
- "Of course I knew. Why do you think I brought you in the first place? You're the only NightWing in the tribe who would do something this idiotic, and I had a feeling you'd catch the prince's eye. But I didn't think he was as big an idiot as you are. I thought he had some loyalty to his tribe. Some sense of right and wrong. Young dragons are so useless. All I can say is you'd better have dragonets fast, Foeslayer. As many as possible, so our tribe can inherit animus magic and make this whole disaster worthwhile."
- ― to Hope, about Arctic (Runaway)