Spoilers Ahead, If you have not read Wings of Fire 11 The Lost Continent,
You've been warned.
These are just some theories of what's to come, and some initial thoughts and feelings I have about all that we got from this first glimpse Pantala.
First of all the theories:
I planed to go into this new series after completely re-reading the entirety of the old one. I didn't even finish book two, but I was first of all looking out for the identity of something that which has gone entirely unexplained since the very beginning of the series.
This is a very small detail in the first book, but while Clay is escaping the cave in the underground river, he comes to a cavernous area. At the end of it, he has more apprehension about how far the exit might be, and attempts to explore the source of another little trickle of water into the main stream. As he follows it, he starts to smell something foul, and he feels a burning sensation on his scales, and finds that where his scales feel uncomfortable, they have white sticky-stuff on them When he fails to remove it, he spreads it, and he eventually passes out. It couldn't have been raining venom, because that stuff is black, a liquid, not sticky,has a much more painful sensation, it just eats your scales, not sticking to them. At later times, that left the possibility for it to be some kind of scavenger trap, although I'm not sure how they would make materiel like that.
If you remembered that detail, I hope you just skipped to here, because now there's only one thing that makes sense: It's silk wing silk. That brings up a lot more questions than the one it solves: (> means 'which leads to the question)
How old is the silk, Wouldn't it degrade over time? > Has a Silkwing visited Pyrahah Before the events of the first book>How did they get there?> Why are there no records of them> Is there a cover up?
This silk was sticky and gave off a burning sensation> Either there was some sort of drug in the Silkwing who made it (we know drugs influence silk, as evidenced by the green tint in Swordtail's silk after he snorted the stimulant, or this is a different type of silk that had some offensive/defensive capabilities(do silkwings still have that ability now, or have the hivewings bred it out of them?>Is whatever made the silk give a burning sensation hurt the silkwing, or not? Did it kill the silkwing? Is it possible the silkwing was half hivewing, sandwing, or rainwig, and their natural venom mixed with their silk? Where they a flamesilk, and flamesilk still burns chemically even after it stops glowing?
Of course, that's based solely on the possibility that Clay did indeed run into silkwing silk. It still might not have been silkwing silk. All I'm saying is this is a possible solution to something that has been unresolved on for a long time. Here are my two top theories:
- During one of the storms, a silkwing got carried over the sea and landed near the sand kingdom during the war. They flew straight over the desert In land, and ran into burn, who wanted it for the weird ling tower. The silkwing ran all the way to the mountains, and was stabbed by burn or burns soldiers, just before they where able to escape by blocking a cave opening with their webs(Wich now sting like efire because of the venomin their veins. The sandwing attempts to get in cause a rockslide, trapping the silkwing forever by the water. Their final solace is seeing the silkworm cave, and they die by the former cave exit. Their rotting carcass is what smells so bad
Th other theory of how this comes to be is very similar, only it follows a silk wing who is actively trying to flee Pantalla because she is half hive wing, and their silk is painful because it mixed with natural hivewing venom.
(One thing I feel the need to check after this, are exactly what is in the weirdling tower, because I feel like a four-winged dragon is mentioned, but nothing else of interest)
Another thing I want to mention, is my theory I had a while ago that Half-tribe dragons always look more like their mother than their father, sighting Darkstalker and Sunny. I feel like that hivewings "Always have black scales from their common ancestor: Clearsight kinda proves my theory. It's thousands of years and several generations later, and NO hivewing, is missing black scales from their eternal matriarch? That's incredibly interesting considering Sunny doesn't have a black scale on her at all. And while Darkstalker has white scales, he has so few of them that there's no question he looks more like his mother than his father. Interesting.
I meant to put some first impressions in here, but I guess that'll have to wait till later too, because this is taking a bit too long, but there's one more thing I'd like to mention.
Isn't it interesting that the Pantala dragons have Queens just like Pyriah? We know that dragon tribes got queens after an event called the Scorching, which happened about two thousand years before Moon first contacts Darkstalker. Before then, it sounds like dragons roamed Parayah without any sort of organization, and scavengers had the edge over a lone dragon(I think, have to fact check that too.[It's somewhere in the Darstalker ark, when Webs is trying to teach about the Scorching but the students want to hear about Darkstalker]) That makes me wonder about Pantala. Where they apart of the Scorching too, or where they not? Is it possible the idea to have a queen and tribe came from Pantala before it was implemented in paryiah? Remember, a the end of Darkstalker's book, when Clearsight turns to the open sea, she doesn't just see a future on a new continent, she first remembers myths about there being one. Than mean there where myths about Pantala in Darkstalkers time, the oldest timestamp we have in the series besides the scorching, which means the myth was a myth way back then, which means contact with that Island happened even a much longer long time ago than a long time ago.
one more random theory: Cricket asks if anyone else saw the meteor that sky fire rained from, and we also know that the only thing that blocks mind-reading is sky fire, So This might by totally false, and I have to go back and check if Cricket is wearing anything, but perhaps the reason the queen can't control her is because of some random skyfire secret Tui is hiding from us. Besides, if the mind control only works on Hivewings, an entire tribe descended from a tribe that can read minds, it's makes sense if their mind control can be blocked by the same thing that blocks mind-reading.
Im'ma sign out for now. I'm still swimming with theories, and am exited to go back and fish for details in more books, and please comment if you have any thoughts at all, that's how theories grow, and turn out right or wrong.
P.S. I know I spelled Parhyhiaya wrong ten different times and none of them are right. I'm just too lazy to fix it right now.