Gold Cami x Bronze Sparrow

Flight - 9th February 2018/Late Summer, T20, 8th Pass
Clutching - off camera
Hatching - Early Autumn, P8 T20

Dam: Gold Cami
Sire: Bronze Sparrow
Totals:
Gold: 1
Bronze: 2
Brown: 2
Blue: 2
Green: 3

PC Fire-lizards:
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Queen of Unusual Size Gold Pixie to Evenna (Fairytale)
Colour: Gold
Adult Size: 19" length, 33" wingspan

Physical Description:
Some golds are delicate. Some golds are frail. The Queen of Unusual Size is none of the above. She’s a bulky thing, solidly built – some might say chubby, if they were being uncharitable, but everyone would agree that she’s just plain soft and round. The only traditionally dainty part of her are her tiny, deft little fingers and toes that she uses to amazingly dexterous effect. The Queen of Unusual Size has a wide, blunt snout and small eyes that are somehow still charming when coupled with her splayed, perked up headknobs and inquisitive tilt of her head. Even if her conformation isn’t the most attractive, the Queen of Unusual Size has lovely coloring to make up for it. A soft sandy gold covers most of her body, fading into a pale pink pearlescence at her feet and along her belly.

Personality:
The Queen of Unusual Size is incredibly clever and always on the go, touching things and moving things and investigating anything she can get her dainty fingers on. Evenna will need to take care to train her well early on – though this crafty gold will learn quickly, she’ll try to test her boundaries until she’s taught what is and is not acceptable. This means a fair few nips as a hatchling but with patience, she’ll realize her sharp needle teeth hurt! She’ll never grow out of her tendency to be mouthy though, and will gently grip fingers and hands in her teeth to hold them close or push them away, depending on her mood.

She is an affectionate and loving pet for her human, happily riding along on Evenna’s shoulder wherever she goes with her tail held out stiff for balance. Unfortunately, the Queen of Unusual Size can also be a destructive pet. After time (and possibly after a ruined glove or three), it will become obvious that Evenna needs to constantly supply her with chew toys to avoid wholesale destruction of her belongings. So long as she’s well supplied with things to vent her chewing compulsion on, the Queen of Unusual Size will also be delightfully helpful – she’s good at completing tasks (with a treat as incentive, of course) and has an excellent ability to track down even the most hidden people and things. Need a message sent to someone half the world away? No doubt this queen can sniff them out!

An unrepentant hoarder, the Queen of Unusual Size will attempt to hide away huge mounds of food wherever she can find a hidden alcove. It will be up to Evenna to find them and clear them out occasionally, lest she suffer the stinky, goopy, rotten consequences. She may hoard other things as well, like her toys or things she’s stolen, but nothing quite so horrible as her caches of food.

Like most golds, the Queen of Unusual Size is a wonderful mother… Too wonderful, perhaps. Evenna will struggle to get her eggs away from her when the time comes and may suffer a nip or two if she keeps trying. Luckily for everyone involved, she’ll be uninterested in her hatchlings once they actually break shell, leaving them free to Impress. In Flights, the Queen of Unusual size has no particular preference and any male will suffice just as well as the next… So long as they leave her and her eggs alone afterwards.

Inspiration: Gambian Pouched Rat

Notes:
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Credits: Shelacula


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That Dam Bronze Jan to Cenara (Rhee)
Colour: Bronze
Adult Size: 17" length, 25" wingspan

Physical Description:
That Dam Bronze is a beefy sort of flitter, colored a dark, burnished bronze from snout to tail tip – so dark, in fact, that he could easily be mistaken for a brown if not for the metallic sheen of his hide. Like most of his clutch siblings, he sports the same square head and Roman nose as his dame, with small eyes and tiny headknobs. He has a peculiar buck-toothed sort of smile, with his upper front teeth being overly long and pointed forwards in a manner that is either endearing or terrifying depending on the angle. The forked tip of his tail is broad and flat, like a pronged paddle, and matches his flipper-like toes – both come in handy in flight and, more specifically, in the water. There’s something peculiarly soft about That Dam Bronze’s hide and, if you lean in close enough, he has an unusually sweet, musky smell.

Personality:
Right from the time he hatches, That dam Bronze will want to spend as much time as possible in the water. He’ll swim in the lake and follow Cenara into the baths or splash in a bowl of water. At first, this behavior is cute and endearing… Until he starts dragging things into the water with him. Sticks, rocks, leaves, Cenara’s clothes… Anything he can fit in his mouth, he’ll try to bring with him to build his ‘nest’.

He’ll also chew things relentlessly and Cenara will never quite be able to break this habit – she’ll be better off redirecting him to safe things to take his urges out on; sticks and bones instead of her favorite riding boots, for example. That works for much of his behavior, in fact. Much like a river flows downhill, it’s easier to simply shift That Dam Bronze in the direction you want rather than stop him entirely.

That Dam Bronze will fit in easily with the rest of Cenara’s faire – he’s a social little beast, and once he establishes himself in the hierarchy, that will be that. He won’t get along very well with outsiders, though. Strange people and flitters may find themselves on the receiving end of a tail-slap to the face unless they manage to endear themselves to him first. That Dam Bronze is also a compulsive groomer, with both himself and his faire. Cenara might well wake up every morning to find him combing obsessively through her hair.

Once he finds a female he likes, That Dam Bronze will be loyal to her for life. As a monogamous flitter, he expects the same out of his mate and will respond poorly – very poorly – to any males who try to move in on his chosen green or gold. Unlike some bronzes, he’s a committed father and will put as much work into raising any clutch he sires as the female.

Inspiration: Eurasian Beaver

Notes:
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Credits: Shelacula


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Day After Day Bronze to Talora (Kati)
Colour: Bronze
Adult Size: 17.5" length, 28" wingspan

Physical Description:
As a squat, stocky, dense creature, the Day After Day Bronze will never be in the running to win any beauty contests. He’s strong, though, and could probably be considered intimidating by anyone who catches sight of him at a distance. He has a large, square head with short headknobs spaced widely on either side of his skull and squinty, narrowed eyes. At the end of his squat legs are his most defining feature – large, knobby hands with even larger talons attached. They look almost like paddles, really, if paddles had deadly sharp claws. A dappled, reddish gray-bronze covers him from head to toes, varying only slightly around his cheeks and turning darker on those giant front claws of his.

Personality:
Unfortunately for everyone, the Day After Day Bronze isn’t the friendliest sort of firelizard. He’s stand-offish even with Talora and more than stand-offish with other firelizards. He’s very particular about having his own space (often times a small, enclosed area that he claims as his) and will violently attack anything that dares invade it. Talora and E’sai may well find themselves reaching beneath their bed, only to have a hissing, red-eyed bronze come shrieking out of the shadows. He’s much more tolerant when he’s outside of his claimed ‘burrow’ and will put up with petting, hugging, and cuddling for awhile before he gets bored and goes off to eat.

The Day After Day Bronze’s favorite activity is digging and he’ll dig up anything – the gardens, the dry dirt in the ‘bowl, sand, a pile of laundry left on the floor too long… His large front talons are excellent tools and he can dig himself a handy burrow to hide in before his bonded can so much as think to correct him. When startled or irritated, the Day After Day Bronze will make a strange, shrill noise like a whistle instead of a firelizard’s typical chirp.

There is one little quirk the Day After Day Bronze has that might baffle or concern Talora – he has a tendency to repeat himself. A lot. He’ll do the same things day in and day out, with variations here and there. It’s like he’s stuck in a loop! Once someone manages to break him out of it, he’ll go along like normal for a few days before starting up a whole new cycle all over again.

When the Day After Day Bronze chases, he’ll do so with all his heart. Should he happen to catch a female, he’ll stay with her until she clutches, at which point he’ll want absolutely nothing to do with the eggs… Then they’ll hatch and he’ll return to his mate until the next female catches his eye.

Inspiration: Groundhog

Notes:
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Credits: Shelacula


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Sleepiest Little Brown to Z'veid (Sigyn)
Colour: Brown
Adult Size: 12" length, 20" wingspan

Physical Description:
Some browns are big. Some browns are small. The Sleepiest Little Brown is tiny. He’s the size of an average blue, if that, with a delicate bone structure and dainty paws. He eschews any stereotype of a strong, staid brown in favor of looking perpetually baby-faced. With huge eyes and a tiny nose, the Sleepiest Little Brown is the very definition of the word ‘cute’, especially when those eyes are almost always drooped as though in exhaustion. His tail is overly long for his body, with a tendency to curl around or beneath him. A solid reddish-tan covers him from snout to tail tip, lightening very faintly at his belly and toes.

Personality:
The Sleepiest Little Brown is a slow, drowsy sort of creature. So maybe he isn’t the smartest brown to ever grace the face of Pern but he’s just so darn, stinkin’ cute that it’s impossible to hold it against him. He’s happiest when he’s spending his time eating and curling up, warm and snuggly, with his Z’veid. There are few things the Sleepiest Little Brown loves more than food and sleep, in fact, and the promise of either will be the best way to encourage him to carry out tasks.

At first, the amount of time the Sleepiest Little Brown spends… well… sleeping… might worry Z’veid. Sure, hatchlings sleep a lot but it seems as if this one spends more time sleeping than awake! This habit will only change slightly with age. Particularly in the winter, it will feel like the Sleepiest Little Brown is hardly ever fully coherent, stirring just long enough to send affection to his bonded human and nibble on some snacks.

While not very bright, the Sleepiest Little Brown does his best to be obedient! When he’s awake enough, he’ll try to do what Z’veid tells him but it’s ever so hard to stay awake on more complicated tasks – it’s as likely he’ll carry through delivering a message as it is he’ll fall asleep halfway through, only to finish his mission hours later. He’ll be apologetic about it, though!

For such a laidback flitter, he’ll be surprisingly aggressive in flights. He’s territorial over the females he catches and will have a small harem of favorites that he’ll try to defend from other males. After the flights are over, he’ll go right back to his sleepy ways and it’s likely he’ll forget he ever sired any eggs at all.

Inspiration: Hazel Dormouse

Notes:
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Credits: Shelacula


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What’s That? Brown to Merle (Kitya)
Colour: Brown
Adult Size: 14" length, 24" wingspan

Physical Description:
The What’s That? Brown is a… firelizard. Right? Or is he a tiny feline? An unknown species of furbeast? At a distance, it’s easy to mistake him for a lot of things! He’s about midsized for a brown, and rather rotund to boot. His face is square with squinty dark eyes that make him look like the chillest firelizard on this side of Pern. There’s something a little off about his headknobs – they’re overly long and stick almost straight up from his head like giant ears. The What’s That? Brown has overly long back legs that make him move in a weird little hop/skip movement when on the ground and his tail is equally bizarre – it’s long and tends to stay curled up on itself like a cheery little curlicue. His hide is a soft, dull tan that loses much of its color around his headknobs, toes, and tail.

Personality:
Although most active at dawn and dusk, the What’s That? Brown is primarily a lazy, hedonistic creature. He likes to spend his time foraging for food, sunning himself, and grooming his friends – whether that be other firelizards he comes across or Merle herself. He’s excellent at picking scraps of food out of the most unexpected places, pulling up tiny insects or plants from between the rocks around Ketrin. There might be times when Merle looks away for a split second, only to turn back and find the What’s That? Brown with food in his mouth! Where did it come from? Well, he’s certainly not sharing!

He’s a social creature and likes to spend his lazy days in the company of others. He just doesn’t like being alone! Didn’t you know there’s safety in numbers? He’ll try to convince Merle of the same, pushing her to Impress more firelizards or take on more pets so they can all live safely together. He prefers to sleep in a big pile and always have someone around to watch his back when he’s lounging.

The What’s That? Brown has an uncanny knack for getting into the strangest places, especially narrow spots between rocks or trees. Merle might worry at first – how in the world is he going to make his way back out again? – but it will be all for naught. He can wiggle his way free just easily and quickly as he wiggled himself in there to begin with! In fact, when startled, he’ll vanish in just the blink of an eye, with only the very tip of his curly tail still visible.

Mating flights are just a matter of fun for the What’s That? Brown. He has a tendency to chase those females he knows well but he’ll never be loyal to just one. He’ll adore any eggs he might sire though, seeing each and every one as precious, and Merle might well find herself with a clutch of eggs in her bed if he thinks the mother isn’t treasuring them!

Inspiration: Southern Viscacha

Notes:
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Credits: Shelacula


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Misunderstood Blue Jhustyn to Gultina (Dragonblossom)
Colour: Blue
Adult Size: 12" length, 20" wingspan

Physical Description:
The Misunderstood Blue will hatch out as a mushy, stubby, wiggly little thing without much in the way of distinguishing features. His eyes are squinted and barely open, his legs and wings weak, and he’s so small as to appear sickly. Fortunately, he’ll grow quickly – in just a sevenday or two he’ll blossom into his adult shape, leaning out and finally opening his eyes all the way. Much like his dame, the Misunderstood Blue has a roman nose and a blunt, blocky head with perky, long headknobs. His legs are short but his tail is long – really long – and remarkably agile. Every time Gultina lifts him, that tail will whip and flail in every direction for balance, then cling to her wrists or neck while he perches. The Misunderstood Blue’s hide is interesting right from the time he hatches, with a pale blue base color and a dark ‘hood’ that encompasses his head and then trails down the center of his back and between his wings. His tail is dark too, with a clear demarcation at the base of his hips.

Personality:
Sometimes the Misunderstood Blue’s whipping tail and tiny feet might creep certain people out – or maybe they don’t like his slinking motions or the way his nose tends to twitch when he’s excited – but there is no more intelligent or loyal a blue to be found anywhere on Pern. He’s brilliant and dexterous with his small talons, capable of complex problem solving that really ought to be beyond the abilities of a mere blue. He learns tricks and takes to training readily and Gultina will need only scold him once or twice to break him of bad habits.

The Misunderstood Blue simply loves his human. He’ll get along well with other flitters and people but his person will always be his top priority and there will rarely be a moment where he’s not found perched on her shoulder, tail wrapped loosely around her neck as he watches the world go by. Occasionally, he’ll lean over and ‘kiss’ her cheek or snuffle in her ear, chittering his teeth to share whatever has caught his interest. While generally sweet natured with everyone he meets, the Misunderstood Blue has a territorial streak when it comes to his space, his food, and his person and might resort to a sharp nip for anyone who doesn’t heed his first few warnings.

He’ll chase early and often, without any real significance or thought put into the females he tries to catch. If they choose him? Great! If not – well, that’s fine, too. He just doesn’t understand the important some other flitters, dragons, or people put on mating. Assuming he ever sires a clutch, he’ll be an interested father… Assuming he doesn’t accidentally forget which eggs are his and eat them.

Inspiration: Fancy Hooded Rat

Notes:
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Credits: Shelacula

http://solariaweyr.proboards.com/thread/14719/sympathy-flitter-aylani Blue Kel to Aylani
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Thorny Blue Kel to Aylani (Ren)
Colour: Blue
Adult Size: 13" length, 21" wingspan

Physical Description:
Big, bulky, and long, the Thorny Blue cuts quite an intimidating figure. He’s squat and low to the ground, with a strange waddling walk due to his short little legs and the exaggerated sway of his long tail. Though his primary mode of movement is ‘slow and cumbersome’, the Thorny Blue still somehow manages to exude an aura of restrained strength. He has a blunt head with a rounded snout and small, beady eyes that always make him look either curious or half-asleep, sometimes both at the same time. The singularly most striking feature the Thorny Blue possesses are his unusual neck ridges – they’re long and sharp, almost dangerously so. While most of his coloring is an unimpressive faded blue, those neck ridges are cut through with interesting bands of lighter color, matching the nearly white tip of his tail.

Personality:
The Thorny Blue is just as slow and plodding in personality as he is in appearance. He’s a content little beast, happy to stay curled up on Aylani’s shoulder where he can lean down and snatch up the occasional treat when no one’s looking. He’ll constantly be foraging for food, in fact, stealing it right out from under the noses of other poor, unsuspecting flitters without even realizing he’s not being very nice. Despite that, he means well and will get along just fine with other firelizards so long as food isn’t involved.

He adores Aylani, though, and is fairly clever for a blue. She’ll be able to train him to carry out simple tasks with acceptable reliability – but don’t count on that same obedience extending to anyone else! It probably doesn’t help that he can’t seem to see very well, navigating by scent and occasionally knocking into walls or trees.

Woe betide the person who manages to startle or anger the Thorny Blue! He knows just how sharp the ridges along his back and tail are and won’t hesitate to give anyone or anything that annoys or threatens him a solid, potentially bloody smack. He’s not completely unreasonable, of course. He has no shortage of threat displays, hissing, and shaking tail before he attacks.

The Thorny Blue won’t chase after females very often – barely once a Turn, if that. He’ll have a handful of favorites and may eventually settle down on one green to spend his life with but overall he’s more interested in other things… like food.

Inspiration: Old World Porcupine

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Credits: Shelacula


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Tropical Queen Green to E'sai (Vandelay)
Colour: Green
Adult Size: 10" length, 16" wingspan

Physical Description:
The Tropical Queen Green is a little… Weird. Although average in size, she’s short and squat with a big bottom, a hunch back, and a big, block head. Her eyes are huge and dark no matter what color they happen to be, taking up the majority of her face, coupled with a small mouth and an overbite. All this paired with the tiny nubs of her headknobs and the stubby, nearly nonexistent tail, combine to make her look just slightly off balance. This doesn’t stop her from being utterly adorable though, and her hide is pretty enough to make up for any other faults. She’s a deep, dark green with a pale belly for contrast and three straight, even rows of spots down either side.

Personality:
If golds get to be queens, then this little green believes herself to be a princess. She loves to be doted on by humans and flitters alike and isn’t overly particular about who she goes to for cuddles. E’sai’s lap will become prime territory when this green’s around as she lazes about and expects him to feed her treats. She’ll integrate well and quickly into E’sai and Talora’s growing faire, even the less friendly ones – she’s a princess, after all, and it isn’t a princess’s job to worry about things like diplomacy and mediation! She’ll leave that to the golds and the bronzes, thank you very much.

The Tropical Queen Green isn’t very bright. She’s about average for a stereotypical green, really, and though she means well she’ll tend to accidentally bungle all but the simplest of tasks. It isn’t that she’s stubborn or that she isn’t trying, it’s just that she doesn’t have the memory or the critical thinking skills to not lose that letter between or realize that she isn’t supposed to nest in E’sai’s boots. She won’t take well to reprimand either, and even a gentle scolding will have her sulking for days. She deserves to be treated better, don’t you know!

Though she’s usually fairly quiet, the Tropical Queen Green is capable of vocalizations loud enough to rattle bones when she’s distressed. It’s hard to believe such a loud noise can come from such a small creature and it would be in E’sai’s best interest to alleviate whatever is bothering her before she manages to wake up half of Pern.

For such a flighty creature, the Tropical Queen Green will be surprisingly monogamous. Once she picks a male, he’ll be hers for life. She’ll never forget her mate but that same memory certainly doesn’t extend to her clutches. If she happens to lay her eggs somewhere visible, she’ll fawn and dote over them… until they hatch, at which point she’ll move onto the next thing to catch her eye.

Inspiration: Paca

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Credits: Shelacula


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All Mother Green Sappy to R'rod (ldypayne)
Colour: Green
Adult Size: 12" length, 22" wingspan

Physical Description:
The All Mother Green is just big, pinned right at the upper range for greens. She’s stocky and solidly built, with a strong barrel chest and a short, thick neck that eventually runs down to a stubby little pennant of a tail. Though her legs are squat, they flow into slender ankles and dainty, deft fingers that she uses to affect a surprisingly delicate and graceful gait on the ground. Despite her size and bulk, she’s extremely fast whether she’s running, flying or swimming, aided by the wide spread of her powerful wings. Overall, her hide is a uniform and somewhat drab green save for a dark gradient running up her legs and along the tips of her wings. The All Mother Green’s most distinctive feature, however, is her block-shaped head - her snout is large and wide, with an obvious roman nose to match that of her dame and a strong jaw, all topped by short headknobs. Although some might find her a little unfortunate looking, the All Mother Green’s gentle doe eyes are usually enough to win them over – they are not only unusually expressive but ringed by dark color that only serves to make them appear all the more soft and doleful.

Personality:
It’s entirely possible there is no gentler or more affectionate a flitter on Pern than the All Mother Green – a distinction she will more than earn with the endless well of love she possesses for her R’rod. She will quickly earn a reputation for befriending any and all that approach her, whether they be human or flitter or beast, but always she will come back to her one beloved human without fail. No matter how many times he attempts to shove her away, the All Mother Green will simply return to her favored perch on his shoulder with an endearing, whistling croon and a happy wag of her stubby tail.

For her color, the All Mother Green is delightfully easy to train and requires nothing in compensation save for her affections to be returned. She’ll learn a plethora of tricks and simple tasks, carrying them out to the best of her ability and asking for nothing but a pat on the head when she’s done. Though the most complex of instructions may be beyond her, she’s surprisingly intelligent – perhaps even more so considering how many people might underestimate her for the color of her hide and gentle disposition.

The All Mother Green’s one quirk is an intense love of water. She’ll enjoy soaking in the baths with R’rod or simply floating lazily through the lake with just the tip of her snout and her eyes above water. She can hold her breath for an unreasonably long time and, worryingly, often falls asleep while floating. Especially in the hottest months, she’ll enjoy wallowing whenever possible and might require extra attention to clean off all the mud.

For all her love and friendliness, the All Mother Green is quite picky about her mates – when she rises, they’ll be short affairs in which she swiftly judges the available males before making a quick choice. Overall, she’ll be monogamous unless the male in question ends up hurting her or her babies in some way. In direct contrast to most greens, the All Mother Green is fantastically maternal. Not only will she stand guard over and raise her own small clutches, she’ll adopt anything and anyone that seems lonely – abandoned eggs, young firelizards, human children, and puppies alike, she’ll be seen gently herding and guiding them from danger.

Inspiration: Capybara

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Credits: Shelacula


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Off the Cliff Green Arvi to W'ken (Esko)
Colour: Green
Adult Size: 9" length, 12" wingspan

Physical Description:
The Off the Cliff Green is a fat little flitter. She hatches as a perfectly round little ball with a tiny stub of a tail and age won’t do much to lengthen her out. Any attempts by W’ken to control her diet will fail – she’s just naturally rotund and she quite likes it that way! Her legs are proportionally short, along with her headknobs. Her face almost seems too small for her body, with beady little eyes and a squashed, downturned snout. If there’s a saving grace to be found, it’s in her coloring. Her base color is a sandy, yellow green with a pale belly. Dramatic, dark markings extend over her face in a mask and down her back and wings, creating interesting patterns and making her look a little less like a green ball.

Personality:
If W’ken was hoping for a useful flitter, he’s going to be sorely disappointed. The Off the Cliff Green is a follower through and through, and it won’t take long for him to realize she’s not very clever. At all. She won’t be good at carrying out tasks (you mean that letter wasn’t a snack?) and she’ll tend to look at W’ken with glassy eyed incomprehension whenever he tries to explain something but shards if she isn’t absolutely adorable while she does it!

Unfortunately, the Off the Cliff Green will have a tendency to hurt herself. She’ll fly into walls or stumble off Bazzath’s ledge without opening her wings. W’ken might find himself rushing her to the dragonhealers more often than he likes but fortunately, the Off the Cliff Green will be as resilient as she is clumsy. It won’t take long before she’s back on her feet and getting into more trouble.

The Off the Cliff Green will love nothing more than following W’ken around wherever he goes, curled up on his head or his shoulder. If he’s not available, she’ll cling to Bazzath. If neither is available, she’ll find the nearest flitter to stalk to until they return. She’s just not very good at independence and being alone is scary!

Flights will be a confusing time for her. She doesn’t know how to lead anyone! It’s entirely likely that she’ll try to loop around chase her chasers, leading to very short and awkward Flights that don’t make much sense to anyone involved. Didn’t anyone tell her she’s supposed to be flying away from her suitors?

Inspiration: Lemming

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Credits: Shelacula

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