Tortoise was a female SeaWing who was introduced in The Lost Heir. She served as the representative of the dragonet care position within the SeaWing council until she was killed by Coral for failing to protect the Royal Hatchery.
Tortoise was skinny, with seaweed-green scales.
The Dragonet Prophecy
Tortoise was first mentioned by Queen Coral while talking to Tsunami, saying that she would have two more dragonets if Tortoise did her job right.
While Tortoise was guarding the Royal Hatchery, Shark had offered her an octopus to eat. There was a serious rule against eating in the hatchery because the blood would attract sharks, so Tortoise left the room to eat the food. In her absence, Orca's statue destroyed one of the eggs and strangled the unhatched dragonet inside, leaving it dead.
Queen Coral later arrived with Tsunami and Anemone to check on the eggs. When Tortoise saw the queen, she shrieked and dropped her octopus. One egg remained unharmed, while the other had been destroyed and the dragonet inside throttled. Tsunami then vowed that nothing would hurt her sisters ever again. Queen Coral confronted Tortoise, who spotted Shark in the crowd of watching SeaWings and pointed at him, explaining in Aquatic that he had offered her the octopus, as she had not eaten in days.
Queen Coral violently killed her in front of an audience as punishment for letting one of her unhatched daughters die, first by ripping out Tortoise's teeth one by one, and then clawing open her underbelly and smashing her head against the floor. Tsunami averted her gaze at that point. Tortoise's remains were later cleaned up by Moray. This led to Tsunami promising to guard her younger sister in the last egg that hadn't been destroyed, since no one else was doing it. Anemone was horrified due to that, and Tsunami realized that if she didn't protect her sister, then Coral would kill her too, just the way Tortoise was.
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