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"I can STILL HEAR YOU [...] I am trying to COUNT until I FEEL CALMER and less like MURDERING EVERYONE."
—Sequoia to Hazel, The Poison Jungle


Sequoia is an adult female LeafWing who appeared in The Poison Jungle and is the great-grandmother of Hazel. She has ruled the LeafWings for approximately 50 years. After the events of the Tree Wars, Sequoia and what are now known as SapWings fled to the Poison Jungle.

She currently resides in the Poison Jungle and is presumably under the control of the Othermind.

Appearance

Sequoia is depicted as dark green in a mural within the Mosaic Garden at Cicada Hive.[1] Her tail is scarred with claw marks and drags behind her, and she is missing one ear and half of one of her horns.[2] She is enormous and long-necked.[2]

Personality

Queen Sequoia once had an angry personality, according to her great-granddaughter, Hazel. However, she later believed that this had been the cause of many of her subjects' deaths. After the Tree Wars, she became a more calm and tranquil dragon, which was probably the reason she stayed with the SapWings. She uses a counting-to-ten strategy to control her temper, especially during meetings with Commander Belladonna (the success of this is debated). She was against fighting the HiveWings, but when they were preparing to attack the LeafWings, she was willing to help Belladonna fight against Queen Wasp. Sundew says she has a royal aura surrounding her and she instinctively starts to bow to her when she sees her.

Biography

The Lost Continent Prophecy

The Lost Continent
While visiting the Mosaic Garden with Luna, Blue and his half-sister came across the Salvation Wall, which is a giant mural depicting the end of the Tree Wars. Blue noticed a dark green LeafWing who was supposed to resemble Queen Sequoia, and he wondered why she refused to accept Queen Wasp's rule as Ex-Queen Monarch did. Blue attempted to imagine himself as Sequoia, leading her tribe into a single-outcome war. Later, when reading the Book of Clearsight, Sundew says that Queen Sequoia would only agree to Queen Wasp's demands if she saw it written in Clearsight's handwriting.
The Poison Jungle
Queen Sequoia is revealed to be alive. She rules the SapWings and when Sundew and Willow are first reunited in the book, she finds them and takes them both back to the SapWings village. There, she learns about the PoisonWings and their plan to burn down the hives. While they are in the poison jungle, Queen Sequoia tells the PoisonWings and the SapWings about the "Legend of the Hive", where groups of mind-controlled insects and animals attack the first dragons on Pantala. She explains that the plant Queen Wasp used to mind-control the HiveWings is the breath of evil. She sends Sundew, Willow, Mandrake, Cricket, Bumblebee, and Nettle on a mission to find Hawthorn, who supposedly was sent to research the breath of evil because he might have found a cure.

When Sundew, Willow, Mandrake, Cricket, Bumblebee, and Nettle reach Hawthorn, they discover that Queen Sequoia did not object Hawthorn's plan of mind-controlling Queen Wasp. Sundew then decides to be mad at Queen Sequoia after Queen Wasp has been defeated.

After they returned from the quest, Sequoia aided in the preparations to defend the Poison Jungle from invading HiveWing forces.

At the end of The Poison Jungle, when Sundew and the rest of the dragons of Pantala who weren't mind-controlled by the othermind left for Pyrrhia with the aid of a map hidden in the Book of Clearsight, Queen Sequoia is presumably mind-controlled by the othermind and does not come with Sundew and the others.

Relationships

Hazel

Sequoia seemed to love her great-granddaughter very much, treating her like her own daughter by fussing over her and worrying about her as she is the only current heir to the LeafWings throne.

Belladonna

Sequoia and Belladonna often get into fights, but in the end, she finally convinced her to join her in the battle against the HiveWings.

Quotes

"I can STILL HEAR YOU. [...] I am TRYING to COUNT until I FEEL CALMER and less like MURDERING EVERYONE."
― to Hazel (The Poison Jungle, page 107)

"I don't care what you don't want to do! I am not going to let your dragons die, [...] You may have been apart from us for fifty years, but you're still my tribe. If we don't work together now, we don't stand a chance."
― to Belladonna (The Poison Jungle)

"I know Wasp. She strikes back the moment she's struck. I estimate we have a day, maybe two, while they put out the fire, tend to their wounded, and relocate their eggs and dragonet. Then perhaps a day to gather her horde and travel here-- more likely less. If they're not on the border of the Poison Jungle by tonight, they will be by tomorrow morning."
― about Queen Wasp (The Poison Jungle, page 136)

"No, [...] I won't be able to think clearly with you there. I need to know you're safe here, and that the rest of the tribe is safe, too, because you'll be in charge of them. If Wasp gets past us, you'll need to decide what to do … fight her, or run."
― to Hazel (The Poison Jungle)

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References

  1. The Lost Continent, page 31
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Poison Jungle, page 94


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