Kludd was the older brother of Soren and Eglantine. He was a Barn Owl (Tyto alba) and was known to the owl kingdoms as Metal Beak. His beak was torn off in battle, and he was forced to wear a metal mask. (Although most people will decide that it is really a helmet by looking at the illustrations.) Kludd was also the leader of the Pure Ones, which was a racist group that believed Tytos, more particularly Tyto albas, were supreme. His mate, Nyra, led the Pure Ones with him. He was killed by Twilight in the Battle of the Burning when Soren was unable to.