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Tomb of the Fangpyre is a Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu book released in August 21, 2012.

Official description

Cole and his ninja team discover the secret nest of the evil Fangpyres — only to find out the shocking secrets of the Serpentine! Continuing the all-new Ninjago 2012 storylines with new villains and heroes.[1]

Summary

While sitting at a campfire with the ninja, Master Wu decides to tell his students a story of the Serpentine Stone, a stone with the history of the Serpentine engraved into it. According to legend, nature rebelled against the presence of the stone, destroying it with a lightning bolt that scattered the four fragments across Ninjago.

Stating the importance of knowing an enemy, Wu tasks the ninja with finding the individual pieces of the Serpentine Stone. On the Blade Cycle, Kai looks for the first fragment atop a mountain where fire and snow turn into each other constantly. Finding an underground entrance, he discovers a chamber with a massive statue of Fangtom inside, only to be attacked by a lone Fangpyre warrior. Defeating him, Kai discovers the first fragment hidden in one of the statue's mouths, and from the piece learns of how Ninjago was once a peaceful place, before a darkness came in.

Jay, meanwhile, searches a jungle, only to be attacked by Fang-Suei and Snappa. However, he is ultimately saved when a stone, seemingly animated by the jungle itself, knocks out Fang-Suei, allowing him to escape. Stumbling across the second fragment, grown into a twisted tree, he is suddenly attacked by the vengeful jungle, alongside Fang-Suei and Snappa once again. Realizing that the stone fragment corrupted part of the jungle, resulting in the good and bad sides warring against each other, Jay manages to remove the Serpentine Stone and escapes. From the fragment, he learns that the darkness transformed an innocent garden snake into the Great Devourer, which began to terrorize Ninjago.

Elsewhere, Zane, swimming through the ocean, is attacked by a shark infected with Fangpyre venom. After an arduous battle, he succeeds in defeating the beast and discovers the third fragment, which states that the Great Devourer would go on to create the Serpentine, only for both to eventually be sealed away. Meanwhile, Cole explores the ruins of a city left destroyed by the Skulkin, only to stumble across Lloyd. Lloyd explains that the Fangpyre are desperate to keep others from getting their hands on the Serpentine Stone's fragments, and so, consequently, he himself is motivated to find it himself. Working together, the two evade several Rattlercopters, before digging up the final fragment.

Before they can read it, however, Fangtom and the rest of his tribe ambush them, taking them back to the Fangpyre Tomb. Gloating over is success, Fangtom decides to humor his prisoners by reading the final piece of the Serpentine Stone, which reveals that, in its youth, the Great Devourer had bitten a young Garmadon, its venom ultimately being the cause of his evil. According to Fangtom, he plans to use this evidence to barter Garmadon into his service, promising that once he awakens the Great Devourer, it will undo the affects of its venom and free Garmadon from its corruption.

However, the rest of the ninja arrive and free Cole and Lloyd, stealing the final piece of the Serpentine Stone, and escape. Aboard the Destiny's Bounty, Lloyd decides to stick with the ninja, even as Master Wu discusses how he never knew about the Great Devourer's influence, leading him to hope there is a chance he can save his brother.

Trivia

  • The cover art is an expanded version of Card 7 - Fang-Suei. An alternate cover depicts Fangtom flying through a background in attack, as seen on Card ★1 - Fangpyre Leap.
  • The graphic novel has several inconsistencies with the show; namely, it refers to there being four tribes of the Serpentine, completely excluding the Anacondrai. Additionally, it states that the Great Devourer created the Serpentine, when in reality this is not true; the circumstances of Lloyd joining the ninja are vastly different; and Master Wu, up until the events of the novel, never knew about the Devourer's venom corrupting his brother.
  • The concept of nature acting out and rebelling against an unnatural force would later be expanded upon in the sixth graphic novel, Warriors of Stone.

References

Books

Character Encyclopedias

Character Encyclopedia · Character Encyclopedia Updated and Expanded · Character Encyclopedia New Edition

Chapter books

Official Guide · Kai: Ninja of Fire · Zane: Ninja of Ice · Cole: Ninja of Earth · Jay: Ninja of Lightning · Snake Attack! · A Team Divided · The Search for Zane · Breakout! · World of Ninjago: Official Guide · The New Ninja · Legend of the Brown Ninja · Pythor's Revenge · Fired Up! · Brother/Sister Squad · School for Crooks · Legends of the Ninja · Spinjitzu Brothers (The Curse of the Cat-Eye Jewel · The Lair of Tanabrax)

Readers

Way of the Ninja · Masters of Spinjitzu · The Golden Weapons · Rise of the Snakes · A Ninja's Path · Pirates vs. Ninja · The Green Ninja · Attack of the Nindroids · Techno Strike! · The Titanium Ninja · The Rescue Mission · Ninja vs. Ninja · Spy vs. Spy · The Quest for the Crystal · Return of the Djinn · Day of the Departed · Ninja in Action · Shark Attack! · Mystery of the Masks · Epic Adventures · Lloyd vs. Lord Garmadon · How To Be A Ninja · Back in Action! · The Uncharted Island

Graphic novels

The Challenge of Samukai · Mask of the Sensei · Rise of the Serpentine · Tomb of the Fangpyre · Kingdom of the Snakes · Warriors of Stone · Stone Cold · Destiny of Doom · Night of the Nindroids · Who is the Phantom Ninja? · Comet Crisis · Dark Island Trilogy (Part 1 · Part 2 · Part 3)

Activity books

The Chosen Four · Spinning Power · Ninja vs. Snakes Activity Books · Ninja vs. Nindroids · The Tournament of Elements · The Way of the Ghost · Attack of the Sky Pirates · The Hands of Time · Garmadon Attack! · Ninja vs. Dragon Hunters · Game Time! · Golden Ninja

Sticker books

Lego Ninjago: Ready, Steady, Stick! Sticker Activity · Lego® Ninjago: Ready, Steady, Stick! (Sticker Activity Book) · LEGO Ninjago: Ready, Steady, Stick!: Sticker Activity Book · Lego Ninjago: Ready, Steady, Stick! (Sticker Activity Book) · THE LEGO® NINJAGO MOVIE: Ready Steady Stick! · LEGO Ninjago Ultimate Sticker Collection · Ultimate Sticker Collection: The LEGO Ninjago Movie

Other

The Way of Ninjago · LEGO Ninjago Spinjitzu Card Collection Holder · Brickmaster Ninjago · Brickmaster Ninjago: Fight the Power of the Snakes · Brickmaster Ninjago: Build Your Own Adventure · Secret World of the Ninja · Book of Secrets · The Book of Spinjitzu · Brickmaster Ninjago: Build Your Own Adventure Greatest Ninja Battles · Choose Your Ninja Mission · Garmadon Rulez! · Tournament of Elements · Ghost Ninja · From Ghosts to Pirates · The Ultimate Ninja Training Manual · The Untold Tales of Skybound · The Visual Dictionary · Visual Dictionary New Edition · LEGO LEGO Let's LEGO Ninjago!! · Way of the Departed · The Splinter in the Blind Man's Eye · The Book of Elemental Powers · · Frenemies · The Legend of Jay · Game Masters · Rescue Mission · Destiny's Bounty Adventure Box · The LEGO Ninjago Movie Junior Novel · The Making of the Movie · Lord Garmadon's Guide to World Domination

LEGO Club Magazine

Mid-Air Mayhem! · Ninja Ambush!

Ninjago Magazine

Main series:
Tournament of Elements: 1. Meet the Ninja · 2. Top Secrets Revealed · 3. Prepare for Danger · 4. Issue 4
Possession: 5. Packed with Ninja Fun! · 6. Full of Ninja Action! · 7. Ghost Alert! · 8. Ghost Attack · 9. Who's Scared of Ghosts?
Skybound: 10. Monster Attack · 11. Beware the Sky Pirates! · 12. Ninja in Danger! · 13. Pirate Attack! · 14. Ninja Explosion! · 15. Take the Spinjitzu Challenge · 16. Meet the New Ninja · 17. Issue 17 · 18. Issue 18 · 19. Ninja Beware! · 20. Top Secret!
The Hands of Time: 21. Dojo Danger · 22. Kapow! · 23. Snake Battle! · 24. Battle for Zane! · 25. Ninjago City in Danger! · 26. A Date with Destiny · 27. Desert Duel! · 28. Rogue Ninja! · 29. Boom! · 30. Techno Clash · 31. Issue 31 · 32. Rock Solid!
Sons of Garmadon: 33. Green Ninja · 34. Issue 34 · 35. Biker Battle in the City · 36. Attack of the Jungle Monster · 37. Battle of the Beasts and Bikers! · 38. Garmadon is Back for Evil!
Hunted: 39. The Ninja Heroes are Missing! · 40. Issue 40 · 41. Ice Blast! · 42. Dragon Race! · 43. Secret Mission · 44. Ninja vs. Garmadon
March of the Oni: 45. Return of the Dragons! · 46. Green Ninja to the Rescue! · 47 Jailbreak! · 48. Lost Dragons! · 49. Battle Ready! · 50. Battle! · 51. Ninja vs. Oni
Secrets of Forbidden Spinjitzu: 52. A New Adventure! · 53. Beware! · 54. Issue 54 · 55. Blazing Battle! · 56. Desert Showdown with Pyro Vipers! · 57. Showdown! · 58. Samurai Storm!
Prime Empire: 59. High Speed! · 60. Games Masters · 61. Game Over · 62. Secret Mission · 63. Speed Demons! · 64. Final Battle!
Master of the Mountain: 65. Shintaro! Secrets Revealed! · 66. Dungeon Monsters! · 67. Monstrous Mission! · 68. Ninja Legend! · 69. Yikes! · 70. Invincible Beast! · 71. Ship Wrecked!
The Island: 72. Full Speed Ahead! · 73. Jailbreak! · 74. Island Attack! · 75. Ocean Race! · 76. Hunted! · 77. Island Challange!

The LEGO Ninjago Movie: The Biggest Ninja Mission of all Time!

Ninjago: Legacy: 1. Golden Ninja! · 2. Snake Attack! · 3. No Fear! · 4. Mega Missions! · 5. Dojo Danger! · 6. Evil Invaders! · 7. Mighty Mechs! · 8. Earth Ninja! · 9. Garmadon Attacks! · 10. Snake Suprise! · 11. Ghost Attack!

Miscellaneous: Ninjago Magazine 1 · Ninjago Magazine 2

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