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Wasp Hive is the oldest of the nine Hives of Pantala, located on the shore of Dragonfly Bay on the "front leg" of Pantala and connected by silk bridges to Jewel and Yellowjacket Hives. It is ruled by Queen Wasp herself.

Description

Wasp Hive is the grandest and wealthiest Hive.[1] It is decorated by numerous weavings of Wasp in a more heavy, ornate way than the other Hives. The Hive has carvings of cruel-eyed wasps by the entrances and an enormous marble statue of Wasp.[2] It is also surrounded by greenhouses, with at least one containing the breath of evil. It is noted to be the largest of the nine hives and has structures made of solid wood.[2]

Notable Features

Temple of Clearsight

The Temple of Clearsight is the greatest and most famed structure in all of the Hives. It was formerly located elsewhere in Pantala but was damaged. After this, the HiveWings moved it to Wasp Hive and restored it with sixty types of wood.[3] The Temple walls are built of dark oak flecked with quartz to resemble Clearsight's wings, with the roof swept into dragon-tail points at the corners and a central dome covered in scale-like golden wood tiles.[4] The temple is surrounded by multiple pools of koi and nooks lined with bookshelves.[5] It consists of many different rooms. A long carpet of dark blue silk leads to the main door. The rug is woven with golden dragonflies and green lizards in a subtle pattern.[6] In the middle of the temple is the library, guarded by the Librarian. The library is filled with many ancient texts, including the Book of Clearsight.

Flamesilk Factory

The flamesilk factory is a secret underground factory, unknown to the rest of the Hives. Once a flamesilk is discovered, they are taken to the factory, where they are forced to produce flamesilk into large cauldrons. The flamesilk is then shipped to the rest of the Hives, used for lighting, technology, glass, and more. The SilkWings were previously chained in the factory, but these were removed after "four years" of letters from Admiral.[7]

At any given time, at least three of the ten flamesilk SilkWings will be producing flamesilk, even in the middle of the night.[8] They will stand and raise their wrists above a massive cauldron, and their flamesilk will land in the cauldron.[9] After a certain period, the shifts will switch. Regular SilkWings have jobs such as moving cauldrons, chopping food, or cleaning.[10]

The Greenhouses

Queen Wasp owns greenhouses near her Hive and grows various plants there, including the breath of evil. Sundew and her parents, Belladonna and Hemlock, hid out in this greenhouse before meeting Blue, Cricket, and Swordtail for the first time. Later, the four returned to the greenhouse after discovering the secrets of its plant and burnt it down while everybody was distracted in the chaos of the Bloodworm Hive burning.

History

The Lost Continent Prophecy

The Lost Continent

Wasp Hive appeared when Blue, Cricket, and Swordtail encountered Sundew and her parents in Wasp's greenhouse. The trio — alongside Sundew — then sneaked into the Temple of Clearsight to steal the Book of Clearsight. Blue eventually got captured and is taken to the flamesilk factory, where he met his father, Admiral, and reunited with Luna. Blue and his sister successfully escaped the factory thanks to his new friends.

The Hive Queen

Upon examining the substance Bumblebee hatched with, Cricket and her friends realized that its smell was familiar — they remembered it from Wasp's greenhouse. They discovered that Wasp used the plant to mind-control HiveWings, and the four later arrived at Wasp Hive to burn the greenhouse down.

Trivia

  • It is the oldest Hive, mentioned having been built before the Tree Wars.[2]
  • Blue thinks that the Hive is full of power and soldiers and secrets.[1]
  • Swordtail mentions that Wasp Hive is not the best place to find the Chrysalis due to being the most guarded and dangerous Hive.[11]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Lost Continent, page 131
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The Lost Continent, page 161
  3. The Lost Continent, page 199
  4. The Lost Continent, page 199–200
  5. The Lost Continent, page 200
  6. The Lost Continent, page 201
  7. The Lost Continent, page 272
  8. The Lost Continent, page 251
  9. The Lost Continent, page 246-247
  10. The Lost Continent, page 257
  11. The Hive Queen, page 54


HiveWings
Queens

WaspCochineal

Royalty

BloodwormCicadaHornetJewelMantisScarabTsetseVinegaroonYellowjacket

Other Dragons

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Kingdom

Bloodworm HiveCicada HiveHornet HiveJewel HiveMantis HiveTsetse HiveVinegaroon HiveWasp HiveYellowjacket Hive

Society

Book of ClearsightTree Wars


SilkWings
Queens

Monarch

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Kingdom

Bloodworm HiveCicada HiveHornet HiveJewel HiveMantis HiveTsetse HiveVinegaroon HiveWasp HiveYellowjacket Hive

Society

Book of ClearsightChrysalisTree Wars