The Ship Graveyard was a place where wrecked ships were lost, abandoned, and hidden. It is a location seen in both the TV series and games of the How to Train Your Dragon franchise.
|“|| In the fog surrounding the archipelago lies an abandoned graveyard of ships where unlucky sailors have lost their bearings and crashed.|
But it’s not completely hidden to all Vikings; Trader Johann uses this secluded spot to store all his goods and wares. The graveyard also houses another secret, the Dragon Eye.
|— Hiccup's Map from Race to the Edge|
|“||This island still holds too many secrets.||”|
|— Dragons: Rise of Berk|
|“||Covered in darkness and littered with the corpses of hundreds of ships that had found themselves unable to navigate the harsh, rocky waters, the Ship Graveyard lies undisturbed. The only light here comes from the moon, which barely illuminates the crystal-like rock faces that rise up from the sea and the remnants of ships that once sailed valiantly. What hides beneath the murky depths is still a mystery to many Vikings.||”|
|— School of Dragons Website|
The Ship Graveyard is as the name suggests: a location full of abandoned, broken ships. There are all kinds of ship here, from Dragon Hunter Ships to traditional Viking Longships. One large wrecked ship is The Reaper, a Dragon Hunter ship of huge proportions and still containing secrets. The ship are sunken or still above water, surrounded by craggy, sharp Sea Stacks. It is always dark and foggy there, and therefore difficult to navigate.
The episode "Dragon Eye of the Beholder, Part 1" shows that at some point, the Dragon Hunters' ship, The Reaper, became entrapped there along with the Dragon Eye. Trader Johann used the graveyard to store all his good and wares on the derelict ships there, except The Reaper, which he barely escaped from. Following his escape from Outcast Island, Dagur the Deranged, Savage, and their Berserkers took Johann's ship and sailed there to take his goods in order to rebuild Dagur's forces. Hiccup and his riders got there first, securing most of Johann's goods. Hiccup and Toothless then explored The Reaper, finding the Dragon Eye. However, Hiccup was then confronted by Dagur and his men, who captured his riders. Dagur then demanded the Dragon Eye from Hiccup.
The scene at the Ship Graveyard continues in "Dragon Eye of the Beholder, Part 2". After Dagur was given the Eye, he left. Hiccup pursued him, but Dagur fired his catapult at The Reaper, sinking it. Luckily, Hiccup and Toothless were able to save the riders and recover the Dragon Eye.
In "Gone Gustav Gone", Dagur and his then returned a few days later to recover the traps and items from The Reaper. After that, Dagur and his men left The Reaper on the surface.
Also, in September 2017, a Gauntlet Brawl activity was released which partially took place in an area that appears to be The Reaper at the Ship Graveyard. Though not specifically named, there are broken, sunk, and abandoned ships in this location, with sea stacks in the background.
The Ship Graveyard appeared in School of Dragons with the release of the Expansion, "Call of the Deathsong". There are several expansion-exclusive quests that involve this area, including searching the wrecked ship, The Reaper, saving Razorwhip eggs, and using Thornado to get a Death Song to the Ship Graveyard, where it can eat the giant eels and not be a nuisance.
- While it was shown to be hazardous early on in the series, the Ship Graveyard seemed to be more familiar with the riders as time goes on. Hiccup once even considered it a safe refuge.
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