|Species:||Australian Masked Owl (Tyto novaehollandiae)|
|Appears in:||Lone Wolf, Shadow Wolf, Watch Wolf, Frost Wolf, Spirit Wolf|
|Daughter of the late rogue smith Gwyndor; friend of Faolan|
Before the BooksEdit
Gwynneth was born to Gwyndor and his unknown mate who died before she was hatched. As she grew, she expressed interest in smithing. As a result, Gwyndor introduced her to Thora Plonk, the rogue smith of Silverveil, who taught her much of what she knew about the fine craft of smithing. She came to respect Thora and affectionately called her "Auntie" and would stay with her for long periods of time. However, Gwyndor still made time for his daughter and took her to the Beyond when he believed that she was getting too artsy. While in the Beyond, she learned much about the dire wolves from her father and could easily identify the messages of every skreeleen (lead howler).
After the War of the Ember, Gwynneth established her forge in the Beyond and became a rogue smith. It was also during this time that her father died because of wounds he suffered during the war.
One day while trying to create metal art, she overheard a beautiful howling sound and decided to find the source. This was how Gwynneth came across Faolan, a lone dire wolf with a splayed paw mourning for the loss of his second milk-giver, Thunderheart. She felt a great deal of kinship with Faolan because of the similarities in the circumstances of their family. It was by this kinship that she was able to convince Faolan to seek out the wolves of the Beyond and become a gnaw wolf instead of staying with her. Gwynneth also made Faolan promise not to come and visit her until he had become a gnaw wolf.
After he left, Gwynneth unintentionally shaped a piece of metal into the swirling shape she had seen on Faolan's twisted paw.
Interested as to whether Faolan had taken her advice, Gwynneth followed the young wolf's trail. She eventually witnessed Faolan being hunted by the various Wolf Clans of the Beyond because they suspected that he was infected with the foaming mouth disease. When she attempted to intervene, she nearly went yeep at the sight of Faolan jumping over the wall of flame erected by the pursuing wolves in an attempt to eliminate the potential threat. Despite going yeep, she managed to recover from the shock and greeted Faolan on the other side of the wall of flame.
Gwynneth is the witness of the murder of an unnamed tawny malcadh pup, altough she only heard it. She tells the Sark of the Slough what she heard. In the end, the rouge smith helps Faolan, along with the Sark, give evidence that the murderer is Heep.
Later after Heep escapes punishment and Faolan is named one of the two winning gnaw wolves who gets to become a new watch member, Gwynneth is the first to witness Heep and two outclanner wolves looking for Faolan's most cherished bones of Thunderheart and alerts Faolan. Before he gets there, Gwynneth is the first to confront Heep, attacking him with her talons until Faolan arrives.
Gwynneth is one of the many owls who fly to the Ring of Sacred Volcanoes during the She-Winds. She also goes with Faolan and the Sark to the MacNamara Clan so Faolan can meet Morag, his first mother. She is also in the epilouge with the Sark when Faolan begins to howl after he sees both Morag and Thunderheart climbing to the Cave of Souls.
In Frost Wolf Gwynneth continues the journey of finding her father's resting place that she long forgot. She and the Sark of the Slough not only find the resting place of Gwyndor but, find and reveal the Prophet to be none other than Liam MacDuncan.
It is noted that Gwynneth sees Soren's scroom as she, Faolon and several others cross the Crystal Plain after the earthquake.
Behind the Scenes Edit
- Gwynneth and Arthur are the only owls to appear in Wolves of the Beyond if one doesn't count Soren's and Thora Plonk's scroom, while Gwyndor, Nyra, The Rogue Smith of Silverveil, The Pure Ones and The Guardians of Ga'Hoole are mentioned, until the events of Spirit Wolf, when a snowy and spotted owl appear close to the end. Throughout the Wolves of the Beyond books other rogue smiths and colliers are seen, but never referred to by name.
Gwynneth is of Wales origin and means white, fair, blessed, fortunate, luck, and happiness, and its true spelling is Gwyneth.
Family Tree Edit
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