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"We have to do something. In eight years, the Talons of Peace will come looking for five dragonets. The prophecy says five, and we're going to make it come true ... whatever it takes."
—Webs to Kestrel and Dune, The Dragonet Prophecy


Webs is an adult male SeaWing who was one of the guardians of the dragonets of destiny, along with Dune and Kestrel. He stole Tsunami's egg from the Royal Hatchery, and took Glory's egg from the RainWings as a replacement for the SkyWing dragonet, whose egg was smashed by Burn. He currently teaches history at Jade Mountain Academy, and is additionally the father of Riptide, the current leader of the Talons of Peace.

Appearance

Webs has blue-green scales[1] and wings,[2] as well as a long tail[3] and body.[4]

He is large,[5] bigger than Clay[6] and Tsunami,[7] and has a scar on his side[8] near his tail, stemming from when Blister's poisonous tail barb[9] stabbed him.

Personality

Webs is somewhat cowardly but has the capacity to be kind. Under the mountain, he sometimes brought the dragonets food that they liked and taught them a bar song, much to Dune and Kestrel's annoyance. He was the only guardian that brought Starflight scrolls to read. He was downcast when Morrowseer ordered the guardians to kill Glory, possibly because he was the one who brought her egg there, or because he did not wish her dead. Webs did not participate in the abuse of the dragonets, but he did not do anything to prevent it. However, Webs risked his life in The Lost Heir, trying to see if the dragonets escaped by spying on the Summer Palace. As shown in Moon Rising he is easily frustrated by off-topic questions, such as when Winter asked about NightWings. He seems rather determined to teach history to the Jade Mountain students, as he refuses to let Pike chase after Anemone in Darkness of Dragons. Webs seems to know a lot about history, as Sunny said that he was great at teaching. He was also said to be a crusty old shipwreck by Anemone, meaning that he must not have been very interesting and very boring.

Biography 

Pre-Series
After residing in the Kingdom of the Sea most of his life, Webs deserted the SeaWings during the middle of a battle, receiving his reputation for being a coward and a traitor. He left behind his wife, who was later killed in a battle as punishment for helping him steal Tsunami's egg, and his son, Riptide, who later joined and worked for the Talons of Peace to meet his father, though he never did. Webs then switched alliance to the Talons and was a member for several years. He stole Tsunami's egg from the Royal Hatchery in order to fulfill the prophecy, which required a 'SeaWing egg of deepest blue', as he was convinced it was Tsunami's egg. He achieved this by drugging the guards and taking Tsunami's egg while a battle was going on; therefore, everyone was distracted. Although him stealing her egg actually saved Tsunami from Orca's statue (however, this was a choice made unknowingly as nobody knew that the statue was the cause of the murders), Coral hated Webs for this and wanted to kill him so she would never see him again. Unable to, at that moment, kill Webs herself, she settles with killing his wife who presumably helped him kidnap Tsunami's egg. Webs was also the one who stole Glory's egg from the rainforest. It was his idea to get a RainWing egg as a replacement for the destroyed SkyWing egg, saying there had to be five eggs no matter under what circumstances.

The Dragonet Prophecy

The Dragonet Prophecy
Webs was one of the three guardians who raised the dragonets of destiny, whose job was to teach them history. He raised the dragonets of destiny along with Kestrel and Dune for six years. The day that Morrowseer came to inspect the dragonets, he saw Glory, the replacement for the dead SkyWing, for the first time. Morrowseer was visibly disgusted with her and decided she needed to be killed. Webs, who had joined the Talons of Peace to stop killing dragons, refused to do this. Dune, who had been maimed in the war before joining the Talons, refused to participate in the murder as well, which left Kestrel to kill the RainWing. After Clay and Tsunami accidentally led Scarlet to the mountain, Dune was killed by Queen Scarlet, and Kestrel was kidnapped with the dragonets and taken to the SkyWing palace. Before Webs could be taken prisoner along with the remaining dragons, Kestrel shoved him into the river, and he left for the Talons of Peace to inform them of what had happened. 
The Lost Heir
After learning of the Dragonets' capture, the Talons of Peace seek out and find Webs, hiding in the river. Nautilus, the leader, then stated they had no further use for him, and ordered Cirrus, an IceWing, to kill Webs. However, he got away with the help of Crocodile, a new Talon. Crocodile recommended he go back to the Kingdom of the Sea, as Queen Coral was supposedly merciful these days.

From then on in the book, Webs is mentioned many times by Queen Coral as a traitor and deserter, since Coral hates Webs for stealing Tsunami's egg. It is later figured out in the book that Riptide is Webs's son, and that is why Queen Coral hates Riptide as well.

Webs does go back, but Coral was still furious about what he had done six years earlier and she told him that she forced his wife to fight in the first line of the war, where she was killed. Then Coral threw him in prison to be later executed. However, the dragonets freed Webs from his prison, along with Riptide, and decided to leave the kingdom. To his surprise, though, Crocodile had followed him there. She had secretly been a spy and informed Burn's alliance of the location of the Summer Palace. This led to a carefully planned attack by the SkyWings and MudWings and the destruction of the Summer Palace. Before he got away with the dragonets, he was grazed near the tail by Blister's barb, leaving him critically injured with SandWing venom in his wound.
The Hidden Kingdom
In The Hidden Kingdom, Glory thinks Webs is purposely slowing their journey into the rainforest. After the dragonets found the tunnels to the Kingdom of Sand, Sunny brought back some cactus juice which, according to Blaze, would cure any SandWing venom wound. After the cactus juice antidote, Webs slowly started healing from the SandWing's inflicted wound.
The Dark Secret
Webs is shown to be down but has made a full recovery, retaining a large scar.
The Brightest Night
Webs is seen briefly in the healers' hut in the Rainforest Kingdom. He is also mentioned in the epilogue, where Sunny suggests that he could be a history teacher at the Jade Mountain Academy because he was just sitting around in the healers' hut, which Glory hated.

The Jade Mountain Prophecy

Moon Rising
Webs first appears when he is helping the dragonets catch fish for the prey center of the Jade Mountain Academy. He also serves as the history teacher, talking on and on. Moonwatcher revealed that he was relieved to have been late for class when Sora rigged the cave with explosives, killing Carnelian and Bigtail, and injuring Tamarin.
Talons of Power
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Darkness of Dragons
Webs is then seen again in Darkness of Dragons when Winter and Qibli go to history class after watching Moon and Turtle leave with Darkstalker. Webs tries to teach the Gold Winglet, Silver Winglet, and the remains of the Jade Winglet history on the Scorching. However, many of the students insist on hearing about the history of Darkstalker instead, and he is forced to take a short lesson on him before returning to The Scorching.

Legends

Dragonslayer
Webs is seen with Kestrel when she interrupts the dragonets of destiny in the Study Cave.

Relationships

Dragonets of destiny

Webs was one of the Guardians of the Dragonets. Even though he wasn't particularly friendly to them, he was much less cruel then Kestrel and Dune. Starflight says he looks carefully for scrolls when he goes to trade.

Riptide

Webs seemed to care about Riptide, as he is his son. When he was found by Coral's guards, he shouted at them to spare him, saying that he has nothing to do with him. He also seemed to care about Riptide's mother too, devastated when Coral said she sent her into battle, dying.

Coral

Webs seemed to be one of the dragons that Coral trusted until he deserted in battle and ran away with Tsunami's egg. After that, Coral had been planning his execution and vengeance on him when she found him. Webs seemed to respect and obey the Queen. This was one of the only times Webs had disobeyed her.

Family Tree

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Webs
 
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Riptide
 
 


Quotes

"I joined the Talons of Peace to stop killing dragons, [...] I won't argue with Morrowseer, but I'm not doing it myself."
— to Kestrel and Dune about killing Glory (The Dragonet Prophecy)

"But we're the dragons for peace, [...] If we kill each other, aren't we as bad as Burn and Blister and Blaze?"
— to Cirrus when the IceWing says he's going to kill him and Nautilus approves (The Lost Heir, prologue)

"I remembered her egg, [...] It was so blue-- it had to be the right one. I'm so sorry, Your Majesty, [...] But the prophecy is so important. I would never have betrayed you for anything else, but for peace... How could I not do as the Talons asked?"
— to Queen Coral about stealing Tsunami (The Lost Heir)

"I drugged the guards, [...] I-- I knew someone who helped me slip a sleeping potion into their evening meal. They were asleep when I crawled in and out again with the egg. It wasn't their fault."
— to Coral about how he stole Tsunami (The Lost Heir)

"Now I know the dragonets are safe, [...] So you can do whatever you like to me."
— to Coral (The Lost Heir)

"Some of you might know who I am, [...] For those of you who don't, my name is Webs, and I used to be part of the Talons of Peace. You may have heard of my son, Riptide, who is the new leader of whatever the Talons of Peace are becoming. I was one of the guardians who raised the dragonets of destiny. I taught them the history of Pyrrhia, and now they've asked me to teach it to you. So, we'll start at the beginning, with the Scorching."
— to his class (Moon Rising)

"Fiddlesquids, [...] You are a student. What you have to do is fill your mind with knowledge and wisdom."
— to Qibli (Darkness of Dragons)

Trivia

  • Webs may have gone to a bar at some point, revealed by Dune when he tells him he shouldn't have taught the dragonets "that horrible bar song". This may also imply that dragons have alcoholic drinks, which are served at bars.
  • His name refers to the webbed talons on SeaWings.

Gallery

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References

  1. The Dragonet Prophecy, prologue
  2. The Hidden Kingdom, page 8
  3. The Dragonet Prophecy, page 41
  4. The Lost Heir, prologue
  5. The Dragonet Prophecy, page 31
  6. The Lost Heir, page 215
  7. The Hidden Kingdom, page 13
  8. Moon Rising, page 97
  9. The Hidden Kingdom, page 52


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