"...Great Horned Owl's tufts are wider apart and stick out at an angle. And the Screech's tufts are, well, somewhere in between."
— Malachy teaching Faolan and Edme about different owls in Watch Wolf
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Malachy was a brindled wolf.

General Info

Species: Dire Wolf (Canis Dirus)

Gender: Male


None known


Fur: Brindled

Eyes: Green

Deformity: Crooked hip


Clan: Unknown

Pack: Unknown


Watch Wolf, Frost Wolf, Spirit Wolf

Current and Previous Status

Current: Deceased, possibly Star wolf

Past: Watch wolf, Gnaw Wolf, malcadh




Crooked hip

Malachy was a male Dire Wolf (Canis dirus) with a crooked hip. He was a taiga in the watch, which meant that he tutored new watch wolves about the habits and customs of owls. He was an old, smart wolf with bountiful knowledge about the Ring of Sacred Volcanoes.

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Malachy was an elderly male dire wolf with crooked hips. His pelt was brindled, meaning he had streaks of brown and gray. He very likely had a brown or black nose and his eyes were green like all the wolves of the Beyond.


None known.


Shadow Wolf

Although not formerly appearing, Malachy was at the gaddergnaw with the other Watch wolves.

Watch Wolf

In Watch Wolf, Malachy is first seen tutoring Faolan and Edme, quizzing them by hold up a jump bone with

This is possibly what Malachy might've looked like had he survived the earthquake.

an owl face carved on it. When he held up a profile of a Great Horned Owl, Faolan answers Long-eared. Edme then blurts out Great Horned. Malachy, in response, asks the two what the differences are between a Great Horned's tufts and a Long-eared's. He next gives the two a challenging question, for them. He asks which owl has featherless legs. The question shocks Faolan and Edme and Malachy includes, "Bare as a bear cub's butt." It reminds Faolan and Edme of when Edme had played with Toby, leaving them a little frightened. Soon, Malachy hears a whining sound and immediately realizes that the she-winds are coming rather early. Malachy sends the two to Twist and Winks, their taigas.

Frost Wolf

In Frost Wolf, Malachy appears in the raghnaid at the gadderheal. At the news of Blood Watch wolves going by-lang Malachy and Twist shook their heads in disbelief.

Spirit Wolf

After the earthquake, he is seen by Faolan, Mhairie and Dearlea, lying dead next to the collier, Conny.


Malachy died in the earthquake, because of a boulder crushing his head. Next to him was Conny, a collier from the great tree taught by Soren.


-His name is Irish. It's really spelled Malachi, it means 'messenger of God'