Jaxie is a fun loving girl who hates pranks. At 16, she came to the school and later was blinded in her right eye by her Whispering Death, Sharktear, forever damaging their bond. Through the next few years, she watched her little sister turn from a sweet little girl into a bitter warrior, rescued a Scuttleclaw egg from the bitter cold of Icestorm Island, and started her own clan. She is now 18, and looking forward to graduating next year.
Karrud is the father in the Herman family. He met his wife at the age of 27, and decided to dedicate his life to the sea. At 45, he settled down on Berk, sending his two daughters to the nearby dragon school. Two years later, he decided to join the school himself, meeting the Sand Wraith, Tholank, and the huge baby Gronckle, Eggdrop.
Marrissa is cold and bitter towards anyone associated with Berk. She is the commander of a group of outcasts who believe that Alvin was wrong to help Berk and want to continue his "Original Plans." However, she has a soft spot for her older sister, Jaxie, and goes through deep regret every day for leaving her behind.
Rescued from Marrissa's Outcasts by the Herman family, Echo prides herself on no longer being an orphan. She first arived at the school on an Outcast ship at the age of 15. Now, 16, Echo has trained quite a few dragons, including her best friend, Sheath. Echo was royalty before the Outcasts invaded her island, forcing her to stowaway on the Snarp family's ship. Due to her history, Echo is meek and plauged by nightmares and hiluscinations.
It takes a lot to stand up to your family. But then again, 21 year-old Mikayla isn't known for backing down. Born into the Snarp family, Mikayla had come to accept that she would have to fight for something she didn't believe in. That all changed when her family, the Outcasts, captured a Flightmare. Surprising herself, and everyone around her, she went against her family and rescued the dragon. She then got in contact with her cousin, Jaxie, enrolled in the school, and changed her life forever.