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Character Profile[edit]

Name: Obversaria
Date of Birth:
Breed: Anglewing
Captain: Admiral Lenton
National Loyalty: Britain
Appearance: Middle-weight; golden-yellow
Special Abilities: Maneuvering in tight circles
Status: Deceased


Obversaria was the flag dragon of the Aerial Corps for over ten years. She had at least forty years of experience with Admiral Lenton, who was her first captain. She was noted to be the finest dragon in Britain at one point. She was an Anglewing, a breed slightly larger than Yellow Reapers and noted for its exceptional agility in the air, including being able to fly in tight circles. It was said that no beast in her class could touch her for maneuvering. She served in the Battle of Dover, and was one of the few who made it to the end of the battle when the French finally retreated after Temeraire broke their transports.

Temeraire took William Laurence and fled to the Dover covert after Lord Barham threatened Laurence with imprisonment, saying he did not think that "Obversaria's Admiral" would hang Laurence for she had always been kind to him. But when the pair landed, Obversaria chided Temeraire for his behavior, saying he was too old to be "flying with [his] eyes closed."

In August 1806, Obversaria died in the Dragon Plague. The disease hit her particularly hard and it was said that she did not even recognized Lenton at the end, and just cried for water and rest.

An egg she laid that was kept at the Loch Laggan covert was near hatching by the time Laurence left Britain for China in late 1805. It was to be given to Lloyd, who was Excidium's first lieutenant.