"We don't need anybody else, right, little dragon? If they don't want us, we don't care. We can look after each other, can't we?"
— Wren to Sky, Dragonslayer

Wren is a young female human and one of the three protagonists of Dragonslayer. She was raised in the village of Talisman, and she is currently traveling across the sea from Pyrrhia on the journey to Pantala as one of the eleven chosen representatives. She can speak Dragon very fluently.

Appearance

Wren has dark curly hair[1] and tree-bark brown eyes. She was described to have freckles all across her nose and arms.[2] For the first part of Dragonslayer, she wore a blue dress and had her hair pinned.[3] When she arrives in the Indestructible City, she is seen wearing dark green pants, a moss green tunic, fawn brown boots, and a soft wool cloak dyed the grey of a stormy sky.[4] When searching for Sky she obtains a sword which she carries strapped to her back.[5]

Personality

Wren is brave and disobedient,[6] as well as having a dragon's temper.[7] She was never polite and rarely good.[8] Wren is shown to be quite fierce when she needs to be[8] and is also arrogant, as seen when she thought Snowfall was scared of her.[9] She shows distaste for humanity after the dragonmancers tried to sacrifice her to the dragons for treasure,[10] knowing that humans would have rather believed in obvious lies than save an innocent life. Wren is more compassionate towards dragons and would rather be with them over humans.[11] As such, she is not interested in visiting human villages unless she needed to trade.[12] The only thing she misses about human civilization is reading.[13]

She also has a love for travelling and exploring the world. Throughout the years, she traveled across Pyrrhia alongside Sky and is knowledgeable about geography.[12] Because of her freedom through travelling, Wren does not like being exposed and having nowhere to hide.[14] She likes to be left alone,[15] and has a rough personality.[16]

Biography

The Lost Continent Prophecy

The Dangerous Gift

Wren appears when she and Sky help rescue Daffodil from the scavenger enclosure in Sanctuary. After Snowfall confronts them, she reveals to her that she can speak Dragon, much to the queen's shock. When Snowfall asks if Daffodil can speak their language too, Wren says that she would if she paid attention and studied more, sounding annoyed by it.

After Snowfall faints, having another vision, Wren brags that the dragon is terrified of her and is confused when Snowfall understands her for a moment. After Snowfall mentions that she wants to show the humans to the others, Wren declines, thinking that the dragons would just eat them, and says that she just wants to be left alone, but she is eventually persuaded to follow the queen back.

The group returns to the enclosure where the other dragons are waiting. While she's a little irritated with the amount of dragons present, she nevertheless tells every other dragon present that she can speak Dragon, surprising them. After Snowfall tells the others about the abyss, Qibli suggests bringing Wren and Sky with them to communicate with the humans in Pantala. Wren initially refuses, saying that Sky is not much of a fighter and expresses concern that he'll be taken over by the breath of evil. Snowfall convinces her to come with them by saying that her and the other queens will pass an edict forbidding dragons from hunting and eating humans in exchange for her help, with Wren adding that keeping humans as pets should be forbidden as well. When Winter realizes that Smolder has been keeping Rose as a pet for years, Wren tells him not to worry about her since she's happy to be with the prince.

After Snowfall destroys the gift of order and talks with Opal, Lynx is mentioned to be flying with the other representatives to Pantala, with Wren among them.


Legends

Dragonslayer

Wren is a human born in Talisman, but when she was seven, she was sacrificed to the dragons because she read a book featuring information about the illegal acts of the dragonmancers. She managed to free herself from the ropes that were supposed to prevent her from escaping and rescued Sky, a mountain dragon, from a bush. She hid him from the dragon who had tried to kill him (Kestrel). Sky and Wren became friends. Soon, they began teaching each other their respective languages.

While traveling through the mountains, they stumbled upon the cave that the dragonets of destiny grew up in, spotting the dragonets through what may be the sky hole. By then, Wren and Sky could already communicate in broken sentences. A year and a half later, she tried to get into the Indestructible City and met a boy named Undauntable and his cat named Dragon.

Eight years later, Wren and Sky traveled to a dragon city (the Scorpion Den), where Sky was captured by General Sandstorm, and Wren left to find and rescue Sky. During her quest, Wren learned that Sky was being held at Burn's stronghold and encountered Deathbringer (mistaking his name to be Murderbasket), who was traveling to the Ice Kingdom under orders to assassinate Glory, Starflight, and Tsunami. Wren asked Deathbringer to put his mission on hold to fly her to the Kingdom of Sand to rescue Sky. He, believing that she is some hallucination, agreed. After Deathbringer dropped Wren off, she snuck into the stronghold where she encountered Rose, another human who was Ivy's aunt, who was left behind when Stone and Heath killed Queen Oasis.

Rose led Wren to Sky, and with help from Smolder, the duo escaped from the stronghold. Nearby, Wren was reunited with her brother Leaf, who was accompanied by Ivy.

The three then returned to Valor and Talisman to expose the truths that had been hidden from them as children, using Sky to scare the humans into doing what they wanted them to.

Relationships

Deathbringer

Wren first met Deathbringer, whom she referred to as "Murderbasket," she tried to convince him to take her to the SandWing palace. Deathbringer is also her second 'favorite dragon.'[17]

Leaf

Leaf is Wren's brother, and the two were very close until the dragonmancers attempted to sacrifice Wren to the dragons. After that, they did not see each other for roughly seven years. Sometimes, when Wren couldn't help it, she thought about Leaf, prompting that he was the only person she liked in the whole of Talisman. When she met Leaf again, she was shocked and delighted that her older brother, whom have carved her a snail when they were younger, travelled around the world to find her again.

Rose

Wren met Rose in the kitchen of Burn's Stronghold. Rose stated she was overexcited to have a conversation with her since she hasn't talked to a human in years, especially a person who has the ability to speak Dragon. Rose helped Wren collect mouse poison to to kill Sandstorm, while Wren trusted Rose enough to tell her about Sky, and even thinking of her as a friend.

Sky

Wren found Sky as a newly hatched dragonet and saved him after Kestrel attempted to drown him. She relates to him through the fact that they were both abandoned by their kind. The two spent most of their life avoiding people and dragons in favor of growing up alone, traveling around Pyrrhia together.

Wren often goes into extreme lengths to ensure Sky's safety, even murdering a grown dragon and diving into the midst of a dragon war to save him. She constantly worries about him throughout the book, caring deeply when he felt insecure about his loss of normal dragon abilities. Sky playfully teases Wren on multiple occasions and calls her his "pet" when other dragons interrogate him.

Undauntable

Wren first met Prince Undauntable when she goes to the Indestructible City. Wren shows no interest in him, thinking that he is arrogant, spoiled, and rude. However, Undauntable likes Wren, and each time she comes to the city, Undauntable begs for her to stay. When they are fourteen, he asks her to marry him, but Wren simply turns him down.

Family Tree

UnnamedUnnamed
RowanBluebellUnnamedCamelliaLeafWren


Quotes

"I bet they didn't! […] I bet the dragons don't even care! […] They'd eat anyone they found all tied up! If they could choose, they'd pick someone bigger and yummier than me. Like Camellia! She would make a much better sacrifice to the dragons! Why didn't they pick her?"
― thinking about why the dragons chose her (Dragonslayer, page 15)

"Stop crying, So people are terrible and can't be trusted. That shouldn't be such a big surprise, Wren. They've never stood up for you before. Nobody cares about you and so you shouldn't care about them either. Well, I think I shall NOT get eaten, […] That will SHOW THEM. I don't need a village! Or parents! Or any of them! I'm smarter than all of them and smarter than the dragons, too! I don't have to be someone's breakfast if I decide not to be. So there!"
― thinking, shortly after escaping dragonmancers' ropes (Dragonslayer, page 16)

"We don't need anybody else, right, little dragon? […] If they don't want us, we don't care. We can look after each other, can't we?"
― to Sky (Dragonslayer, page 24)

"I think that was a yes. Hello, Sky. When you grow up, will you burn down my village for me? Especially the dragonmancers' houses. That'll show them. I'm going to grow up on my own just fine and then come back and be like, ha! I did NOT get eaten by dragons and now my pet dragon is going to eat YOU, take THAT!"
― to Sky (Dragonslayer, page 25)

"Let's go, […] You're safe with me. Safe us."
― to Sky (Dragonslayer, page 64)

"I'd love you with or without fire, […] You're perfect just the way you are. Even if you are weirdly obsessed with snails."
― to Sky (Dragonslayer, page 65)

"Start with a dictionary, […] Look up the word never. And stop acting like people are just more things you can buy."
― to Undauntable (Dragonslayer, page 186)

"It is not actually my responsibility to fix your life by giving you everything you want, […] I'm not a rare dragon scale to add to your collection. I am a person. You are not entitled to have me along with everything else."
― to Undauntable (Dragonslayer, page 186)

"I can say STOP BEING A DIMWIT AND LISTEN TO ME!"
― to Cereus in Dragon (Dragonslayer, page 437)

"And you can't make us go back into that city full of dragons to say, 'hello, we escaped, no problem, but we thought it would be fun to come back and get eaten instead.' SERIOUSLY."
― to Snowfall (The Dangerous Gift, page 231)

"I can take care of myself. Sky's the one I'm worried about. He is not a 'super-stealth' or a 'fighting evil' kind of dragon. He is a 'but do the bad guys know about pandas because then I bet they wouldn't be evil anymore' kind of dragon."
― to Winter about Sky (The Dangerous Gift, page 241)

Trivia

  • Wren is not entirely fluent in Dragon, as she mistook Deathbringer's name for Murderbasket,[18] and still doesn't know every word in the language.[19]
  • Wren hated spiders.[20]
  • "Snail" was the first word Wren learned in Dragon.[21]

Gallery

References

  1. Dragonslayer, page 443
  2. Dragonslayer, page 284
  3. Dragonslayer, page 11
  4. Dragonslayer, page 119
  5. Dragonslayer, page 306
  6. Dragonslayer, page 27
  7. Dragonslayer, page 12
  8. 8.0 8.1 Dragonslayer, page 13
  9. The Dangerous Gift, page 228
  10. Dragonslayer, page 16
  11. Dragonslayer, page 25
  12. 12.0 12.1 Dragonslayer, page 151
  13. Dragonslayer, page 57
  14. Dragonslayer, page 155
  15. The Dangerous Gift, page 232
  16. The Dangerous Gift, page 235
  17. Dragonslayer, page 339
  18. Dragonslayer, page 312
  19. Dragonslayer, page 313
  20. Dragonslayer, page 80
  21. Dragonslayer, page 53
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