King Verago is a large black Jaquin with a dark grey underbelly. He also has green feathers that have blue tips.
Role in the Series
King Verago is first mentioned in "Flight of the Jaquins" by his sons and Ciela. He and his mate had at least two sons, Skylar and Nico. His sons grew up into a playful pair of pranksters. One time, they took apart his nest and rebuilt it upside down while he was sleeping in it and kept him from falling out by tying him to the nest with vines. He didn't approve of this, so he signed Skylar up for Guardian Training to help him learn to be responsible. Years later, he did the same for Nico for the same reason.
He makes his debut in the special Realm of the Jaquins. When Nico fails the Guardian Test arranged by Mateo, Migs, and Chief Zephyr, Elena suggests that he take a makeup test, but Migs says that makeups are forbidden by King Verago. So Elena decides to go to the Jaquins' realm to talk with him, but when Mateo and Elena meet him, he isn't happy to see them because humans are not welcomed in Vallestrella and shows them why their rules must be upheld. He explains that, a long time ago, a human came to their realm and accidentally released Kirin, an evil monster to which Verago led the Jaquins in their toughest battle ever.
Then, he is alerted by one of the Jaquin scouts that someone has released Marimonda, to which the king explains to Elena is an evil forest sprite who tried to destroy the cities of Avalor centuries ago with vines but was stopped by the sun birds with ancient magic and leaves with Migs to stop her. So he makes a pitfall trap with Migs as the bait, but Elena and Skylar think that Migs was in trouble and accidentally ruin the trap. Verago is deeply upset about this, but Elena flies off saying she can fix this herself, before Verago can stop her. He meets with the princess again at the gate and she tells them that Victor and Carla were behind everything. However, Verago quickly scolds Elena for bring ruin to Avalor, but Skylar quickly defends her by saying that he shouldn't have been so dismissive to turn her away. Seeing that Skylar is finally being responsible for what he believes in, Verago is happy to see his son starting to grow up into a Jaquin he can be proud of.
The group makes their back to Avalor and see Marimonda approaching the palace. Seeing that they need a way to distract Marmimonda so Elena and Skylar can set up another trap, Nico volunteers to be the bait and with their help, the forest sprite is successfully caught. Seeing his youngest son's brave actions, Verago makes Nico a Guardian of Avalor and they all return to Vallestrella to celebrate, with Verago saying that Skylar and Nico's mother would be proud of the Jaquins they were becoming to his sons.
- King Verago said himself that he's been ruling Vallestrella for fifty years.