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Customs of Selecting a Queen Edit
The seven Dragon tribes are ruled by queens. Only their daughters and sisters can serve as potential successors to the throne, with the exception of RainWings. For a princess or other royal female to become queen, they must challenge the current queen to a death battle. Whoever wins the battle then takes the title of Queen. Another way is for the queen to die of some other cause such as sickness, murder, or unfortunate accident (see Queen Oasis). If there is more than one possible successor, then they will battle each other to the death.
The RainWings have devised a way to select their queens that does not go against their pacifist nature but allows them to choose queens. They partake in a group of activities or games that involve flower hunts, fruit gathering, tree gliding, camouflage, and venom targeting. The dragon to win the majority will become queen.
The method the NightWings use to choose a queen is presumably like most other tribes, although this is not known for certain, as it is possible they have a different one.
Dragon Government Edit
Dragons seem to have an unlimited government, allowing queens to make whatever rules and laws they want for their kingdom, though some dragons may not like them.
List of Queens:
- Queen Coral of the SeaWings
- Queen Thorn of the SandWings
- Queen Ruby, her sisters, and perhaps Scarlet's sisters are competing for the SkyWings throne
- Queen Moorhen of the MudWings
- Queen Glacier of the IceWings
- Queen Glory of the RainWings & NightWings
List of Historic Queens
- Queen Oasis of the SandWings (deceased - murdered by a scavenger)
- Queen Dazzling, Queen Magnificent, Queen Exquisite, Queen Grandeur, and Queen Fruit Bat, all former queens of the RainWings (alive, but no longer queens)
- Queen Splendor of the RainWings (kidnapped by the NightWings, then rescued, no longer queen)
- Queen Scarlet of the SkyWings (imprisoned in Burn's Stronghold)
- Queen Battlewinner of the NightWings (deceased - killed by an IceWing's freezing death breath)