Clay is the MudWing Dragonet of Destiny (along with Tsunami, Sunny, Starflight, Glory) and the main protagonist of first book, The Dragonet Prophecy. He is resistant to fire and extreme heat, like that of Peril, having hatched from an red egg. Having lived under a mountain for most of his early life, the others saw Clay as brown, the colour of flat mud. When he finally touched sunlight, his scales beamed as muddy brown with a tinge of gold and amber scales. Hatched from a blood red egg, Clay is especially fond of food. This turned out disastrous in The Hidden Kingdom when he picked a fruit that took hours to swallow and more days to pick out of one's teeth. In Morrowseer's prophecy, his egg was described as: "For wings of earth, search through the mud for an egg the colour of dragon blood".