German pelli
Species: Barn Owl (Tyto alba)
Gender: Female
Blythe, Bell, Sebastiana
The Sacred Orb
Eglantine, Nyra
Book Appearances
Appears in: The Outcast, The Golden Tree, Exile, The River of Wind, The War of the Ember
Mate of Soren, mother of Blythe Bell, and Sebastiana, Queen to Soren after Coryn

Photo from the German edition of the books

Pellimore (Pelli for short) is a female Barn Owl, or Tyto alba, and was the mate of Soren. She is also the mother of Bell, Sebastiana, and Blythe.


The Outcast

This volume in the series is when she is first introduced. She was rescued from a forest fire in Ambala by Soren. When they first met, she believed he was a Pure One. Soren insisted he was a Guardian but she did not believe him, thinking he was a Pure One. Soren recited the Fire Cycle and finally won her trust. He led her back to the Great Tree and taught her to read and write. During this time they slowly became infatuated with each other. After Boron and Barran's passing, she is shown tending to her clutch of three eggs. Mrs. Plithiver briefly took over the incubation of her eggs so she could accompany Soren while he waited for Coryn to arrive with the Ember of Hoole.

The Golden Tree

In the time of the Golden Tree, while Soren and the Band were away with Coryn, a new group, influenced by the Ember, started up an un-owlish thing that also went against the purpose of the great tree. They worshipped the Ember, held ceremonies for it, sang songs of it, and even built a prison in one of the hollows. The owls that were apart from the Guardians of the Ember, as they were called, fought against this new regime. Anyone who defied or went against anything to do with their religious Ember rituals was put in prison. Pelli risked a lot of things. For example, any First Flight ceremonies had to be flown around the Ember. She risked that for the three B's, Bell, Bash, and Blythe by holding their First Flight ceremony in secret outside.

The River of Wind

Pellimore stayed at the tree, teaching younger owls, and after Bell went missing, she did all she could to find her.


When Soren and the Band were banned from the great tree, Pelli started doing everything she could to get them back and to stop the Striga, a mysterious blue owl from the newly discovered Middle Kingdoms that saved Bell's life. The Striga somehow took over King Coryn's mind and started a harsh new practice in which things like jewelry, books, music, and other little trinkets or vanities were burned. Pelli and most of the other owls of the tree start to planned a rebellious attack on the Striga and the other blue owls that slowly started arriving secretly. On on a night known as Balefire Night with different marches, Pelli and the noble owls planned to attack. They marched in a small parade known as the Diamond March, for they were carrying what appeared to be diamonds to burn in the fire. These "diamonds" were actually the tips of ice weapons that would be used to attack the blue owls and hopefully drive them away from the great tree. Soren and the band secretly arrived to help by participating in a colliering competition with reinforcements from Ambala known as the Greenowls of Ambala. Together with the noble owls and Greenowls, they drove out the Striga and his blue owls.

The War of the Ember

Pelli is not really mentioned throughout the book, but at the end her nephew Coryn died, thus naming Soren and Pellimore the new king and queen of the Great Ga'Hoole Tree. She only appeared very briefly before the epilogue to claim this title along with Soren once the War of the Ember was finally over.


  • She eventually became the ryb of the Search-and-Rescue Chaw.
  • It is likely she outlived Soren, as her scroom did not make an appearance in Spirit Wolf.


Pellimore is a very kind owl who deeply cares for her family and others at the Great Tree. In fact, she was brave enough to risk her own life for her daughters, and her nephew, King Coryn.


Mate: Soren

Daughters: Blythe, Bell, Sebastiana

Sisters-in-law: Nyra, Eglantine

Brother-in-law: Kludd

Nephew: Coryn

Niece/nephew: The Sacred Orb

Mother-in-law: Marella

Father-in-law: Noctus


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