The silver dragon is born with few memories and little ability to communicate. As he spends more time among the keepers he gains awareness. After the flood of the Rain Wild River, he gives a demonstration of his increasing physical strength; his venom is powerful, and he announces to the other dragons that he names himself after his strongest trait, Spit.
Carson steps up to become Spit's sole keeper after Greft is ejected by Kalo. Carson, who has an affinity for animals of all sizes, is impressed with Spit's tenacity and cunning, even when Spit uses him and Sedric as bait for gallators during their hunt for Greft and his stolen supplies.