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Terror Mail, formerly called Air Mail, is a message service used by the Hooligans of Berk and the Dragon Hunters, and soon the entire archipelago.

History

Terror Mail was an idea put forth by Hiccup and Fishlegs together-considering how Terrible Terrors are especially territorial, they would fly back to their home from wherever they're released. So notes were tied onto Terrible Terrors ' legs and would be released so that they would take the message straight home. The first example of this is seen in the episode 'Apetite For Destruction', in 'Dragons:Defenders Of Berk  '. It later was used by many in the Archipelago and whereas only a few can be seen putting this to use in the 'RTTE ' series This was first named 'Air Mail' by Hiccup only to be called 'Terror Mail' later, and even sometimes nicknamed 'T-Mail'.

Function

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It turns out those little flying fire-starters [Terrible Terrors] make for excellent messengers! All we have to do is scribble out a quick note, place it in the delivery pouch worn by a specially trained Terrible Terror, and send the little guy to relay the information to any number of drop points we've taught the Terror to locate.
  — Fishlegs in To Berk and Beyond  

Terror Mail is a messaging service used on Berk and around the Archipelago where Hooligans travel. The use of Terrible Terrors to carry messages is also utilized by other groups and tribes, such as the Dragon Hunters. It is unclear which group adopted the practice first, or if it developed independently.

Appearances

Terror Mail is seen at various times through various parts of the How to Train Your Dragon Franchise. Some, but not all, of the appearances are shown below.

Dragons: Defenders of Berk

Hiccup used Sharpshot as its first courier to notify Fishlegs of the Screaming Death and its sinking of islands in "Appetite for Destruction" as it searched for its mother.

Hiccup also used Air Mail to send a message to his riders to bring the Screaming Death to Outcast Island in "Cast Out, Part 1".

Dragons: Race to the Edge

Season 1

Three years after First Berserker War, Heather used Air Mail to maintain contact with Trader Johann during her raids on ships in "Have Dragon Will Travel, Part 1".

Season 2

Stoick then used it to notify Hiccup of Dagur's attack run on Berk in "Team Astrid".

IN "Edge of Disaster, Part 1" and "Edge of Disaster, Part 2", Trader Johann Terror Mail to ask for help in saving his ship from Scardian's pack of wild dragons. At the same time, Astrid then asked for help from Berk in defending Dragon's Edge from Dagur's Berserkers and Ryker Grimborn's Dragon Hunters.

Season 3

Fishlegs used air mail to secretly stay in contact with Heather, as seen in "To Heather or Not to Heather".

The Dragon Hunters have also taken use of airmail with their captured Terrible Terrors, as seen in "Stryke Out". During a Dragon Fight, one of the hunters was tricked by Astrid into sending a Terror Mail to the Dragon Hunters' Arena to warn them about the Dragon Riders. The Riders used this to their advantage to track Hiccup and Toothless down by following the Terrible Terror towards its designated destination.

The Dragon Hunters' Chieftain, Viggo Grimborn, used Terror Mail to send a message to Hiccup to discuss a truce between them in "Defenders of the Wing, Part 1".

Season 4

The Defenders of the Wing send a Terror Mail to the Dragon Riders asking for urgent help with a newly laid Eruptodon egg in "Out of the Frying Pan".

Season 6

Terror Mail is employed in several episodes during this season. In "Chain of Command", Hiccup sends a Terror Mail from Wingmaiden Island to the rest of the Dragon Riders on Caldera Cay. Fishlegs comments that incoming Terrible Terrors always fly into his face.

In "Triple Cross", Hiccup receives a Terror Mail from Stoick, requesting him to come alone to a specific island. Once there, he finds no one else but Viggo, to which he reveals he impersonated Stoick, in order to get Hiccup’s help.

Games

School of Dragons

Terror Mail appears in a player quest called "You've Got Terror-Mail", which is a part of the "Secret of the Leviathan" expansion.

Dreamworks Dragons: Dawn of New Riders

Terror mail Terrible Terrors appear in this game, serving as a way for characters to communicate with each other and as clues for the player.

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