Uncle is one of Menolly's original nine fire lizards. Like his siblings, he was born in a small cavern in a cliff near the Dragon Stones. Menolly, having taken shelter in the cave during Threadfall, began feeding the fire lizards spiderclaws, and Impressed nine of them. Uncle lived with Menolly in that cave for a number of months before he moved to first Benden Weyr, in which Menolly worried about him getting fed, then the Harper Hall along with Menolly. He currently lives with Menolly and Sebell at Harper Hall.