Gold Jilla x Bronze Raphael P8 T17

Flight - Early Autumn, T17, 8th Pass
Clutching - Off camera
Hatching - nth Month Year/Season, T, 8th Pass

Dam: Gold Jilla (Ellandra)
Sire: Bronze Raphael (Azrael)
Gold: 1
Brown: 3
Blue: 3
Green: 4

PC Fire-lizards:


Queen of the Rocks Gold to Mavin (wunderingmind)
Colour: Gold
Adult Size: 19" wingspan of 34"

Physical Description:
An elegant and beautifully marked firelizard, the Queens of the Rocks Gold has a bright golden hide. Pale white streaks mark her cheeks, the back of her forearms and her legs, while a rosy gold blush highlights her chest. The same rusty colour marks bands along her tail, fading out at her hindquarters. Her hips and shoulders are a more burnished shade of gold, while her wing sails are a paler colour leaning towards tan. She is about average in size with the sort of elegant beauty classic of her colour.

The Queen of the Rocks Gold isn't one of those domineering, demanding queens. No, she's far more relaxed, content as long as she is not being bothered. She can often be found sitting in the high places of the Weyr, gazing comfortably over her domain. She has a habit of sitting back on her tail, a habit that earns her bemused looks from those who see her. She doesn't mind though, as long as she's comfortable. She loves to bask on the sun-warmed rocks, and it's likely she'll acquire a little group of followers. She is happy to have their company, as long as they maintain some distance and don't bother her unnecessarily. She's social, but not in a touchy-feely way. She simply enjoys having others around.

She is likewise casual in her relationship with her bonded. She will drape herself over their head (where the view is best) and happily accept treats and scritches, but rarely shows affection for even her chosen human in public. That she is fond of her bonded is only obvious when alone with them; she prefers to sleep by the side of her person, and a gentle and affectionate lick on the nose is her preferred way to wake up her human when it's time for breakfast.

She is happy to run errands, provided they are not too frequent, and she gets rewarded for her efforts. Any treat will do, she's not picky. She's less interested in fighting Thread, though she's happy to direct her fair to do so. For all her apparent laziness, in the air the Queen of the Rocks is unusually and surprisingly agile, with a style of flying that is more akin to green firelizards than her golden sisters. When she rises to mate, she does so with little warning and her flights are an exuberant display of agility and speed. Only the best males will be permitted to catch her. Once she clutches, she will be a devoted and attentive mother, with every chance that her eggs will survive to hatch. The tricky bit for her bonded will be convincing her to permit the eggs to be shared out so the hatchlings can Impress people of their own.

Inspiration: The Yellow Footed Rock Wallaby. This macropod was once endangered before a massive conservation effort and the exclusion of predators led to the recovery of the species. They are agile wallabies that live amongst rocky outcroppings, able to leap up to 2 metres upwards. They live in colonies, sheltering in caves, cracks and crevices during the heat of the day and foraging at night.


The Playful Predator Brown to Saminya (Kati)
Colour: Brown
Adult Size: 13" wingspan of 20"

Physical Description:
Tending towards the small side, the Playful Predator Brown is nevertheless striking in appearance. His rusty red-brown hide is spotted all over with white, and this alone makes him stand out in a crowd. His headknobs are neatly pointed and a darker brown stripe highlights the middle of his face. He is, for a brown, surprisingly dainty in appearance with a slender build. This means he doesn't have the stamina of most of his colour, but he's blessed with an agility few other browns can hope to match.

The Playful Predator Brown is a firelizard of contradictions. Though utterly ferocious when he is threatened, most of the time he's sweet and affectionate. Likewise, he is savage when it comes to food (and it had better be meat), tearing into it with gusto. He enjoys the thrill of hunting live 'prey', pouncing on the object of his attention and dispatching it with a quick bite to the neck, much as his bigger draconic cousins do. With his hunt complete, he will return to hid bonded's arm to snuggle in for a nap, heedless of the blood that still adorns his muzzle. Tunnelsnakes will be hunted down, and he's likewise ferocious when fighting Thread.

He adores his chosen person and will be happy to spend the majority of his time riding on a shoulder. He is an attentive and curious companion, always wanting to explore. Like a puppy, he will tend to mouth things, displaying his very sharp teeth. He is, however, careful not to bite his bonded when playing - something he does often. Even as an adult, the Playful Predator Brown will retain his playful nature. He communicates his happiness with a strange series of clicks and purrs; he's not one for screeching and making lots of noise. He makes an excellent little messenger as long as training is presented to him in the form of games.

Though he'd prefer the company of his bonded, the Playful Predator Brown is easily lured in to games with other firelizards. In the evenings particularly, he will dash back and forth between his firelizard games and his human, always hoping for a share of whatever meat is on offer with dinner. If a particular female should take his fancy, he will chase her when she rises, though his relative lack of stamina makes it difficult for him to compete for the queens. In flights, his more savage side slips out and he'll strike out at the other males should they get too close to him.

Inspiration: The Western Quoll. Also known as the Chuditch, this dasyurid can have up to 70 white spots on it's body. Captive breeding programs and the subsequent release of the animals into feral-proofed environments has led to the formerly endangered animal now being listed only as vulnerable. Quolls are often referred to as native cats in Australia, due to their cat-like teeth and size. They are carnivorous marsupials and feed on large invertebrates, lizards, birds, small mammals and frogs.


The Robust Rumbler Brown to Zaralis (Ivy)
Colour: Brown
Adult Size: 14" wingspan of 18"

Physical Description:
In a clutch that tends towards pretty and delicate flitters, the Robust Rumbler Brown sticks out like a sore thumb. His bulky body is short and stocky, with a short neck and a broad shoulders and a tendency to look permanently chubby regardless of how fit he is. His wings are small and seem almost inadequate; it certainly takes him considerable effort to get airborne. Once he's in the air though, his strength and stamina become obvious - he can go all day without getting tired. His hide appears plain at first glance; just brown. It does have some markings though, a pale streak under his eyes, pale headknobs and a stripe running up the back of his forearm.

The Robust Rumbler Brown is a solid and dependable firelizard. He can be relied on to do what is asked of him without fail, he is highly trainable and messages sent with him will not go astray. Though not particularly social with either other flits or people, he does show a gruff affection for his bonded and has a tendency towards gentle love-nips. Curiously, his preferred reward for good behaviour is scratches rather than treats. Unlike most firelizards, he is not particularly food driven and actually eats very little considering his bulk.

With his powerful arms, the Robust Rumbler Brown will dig out wallows for sleeping in. He always sleeps on the ground, and the deeper the wallow the happier he will be. He sleeps soundly in the oddest of positions; sprawled on his back, stretched out, draped half out of the wallow. Usually quite peaceful, the Robust Rumbler Brown can be roused to anger should any strange flits invade his wallows, and will also act to defend his bonded if they are ever threatened. At these times he becomes determinedly aggressive and will need to be persistently called off by his chosen person.

He is a ferocious Threadfighter at his bonded's side, and a ferocious lover should a female take his fancy. He is determined to win in mating flights, impressing with his stamina rather than acrobatics.

Inspiration: The Southern Hairy Nosed Wombat. The state animal of South Australia, the Southern Hairy Nosed Wombat is a large marsupial with a backwards facing pouch. Wombats are strong diggers and live in extensive burrow systems. They have an extremely efficient digestive system and can survive on low quality food. They are a vulnerable species, threatened with habitat destruction, being hit by cars and sarcoptic mange.


The Dinnertime Digger Brown to Indria (shelacula)
Colour: Brown
Adult Size: 15" wingspan of 24"

Physical Description:
A long slender body and long wings give the Dinnertime Digger Brown a rather pointed appearance - particularly when one notices his long and pointed muzzle. His headknobs are likewise pointy, and his tail relatively short. He is attractively marked - the base colour of his hide is pale brown with a darker brown back. This darker brown is banded with a rusty brown that also highlights his headknobs, tail and feet.

The Dinnertime Digger Brown is a gentle soul, a shy flitter that keeps to the shadows. He doesn't like confrontation and is a poor Threadfighter; he'd rather hide in the safety of his bonded's weyr, preferably burrowed comfortably into a pile of clothing. Despite his sweet and affectionate personality, however, the Dinnertime Digger Brown is unwittingly destructive. He'll eat his meals in his bonded's bed, he'll drag clothing through the dust, he'll dig little holes in the ground and trip people up. It's never done with bad intentions, he's just simply unaware of the destruction that rages around him while he happily goes through life doing what flitters do.

The Dinnertime Digger Brown likes to dig; both for fun and in the pursuit of tasty treats. If taken to the beach, he'll be the one digging for crustaceans while the other flitters swim. He is opportunistic when it comes to food and will happily sample whatever his bonded is eating, regardless of what it is. His favourite snacks, though, are fat and juicy grubs that he sucks down with relish. He's willing to work for his food, but prefers running errands that don't involve direct contact with other people; his bonded is the only person he truly likes. If criticized he becomes very stressed and will hide himself away until bribed back out for a cuddle.

The Dinnertime Digger Brown will grow up extraordinarily quickly; he'll be chasing rising mates before even his blue brothers. He is a prolific and enthusiastic chaser, happy to go after greens and golds with equal effort. He quickly loses interest in a female after a flight and is ready to chase again by the next day.

Inspiration: The Eastern Barred Bandicoot. This is a small rabbit sized marsupial, found in Tasmania and south east Australia. They are near threatened, mostly due to predation from cats and dogs. Bandicoots have one of the shortest gestation periods of any mammal at just 12 days, and young are fully independent at three months old. They are shy and secretive creatures that forage by probing the soil with their long noses and digging for grubs, beetles, earthworms and crickets.


The Devil Within Blue to Laneri (Tina)
Colour: Blue
Adult Size: 13" wingspan of 24"

Physical Description:
The Devil Witihin Blue is on the large side for a blue, with a stocky body and powerful wings. His head is over-large and equipped with incredibly powerful jaws - he makes short work of crunching through any food he is offered. His hide is a dark blue and his only markings are a pale stripe on his chest and another on his hindquarters. On the ground he moves with an odd gamboling gait that is not particularly fast, but he has a great deal of stamina.

The Devil Within Blue certainly has an attitude problem. Despite being a mere blue, he is as competitive as they come and won't back down from anyone - not bronzes, and not even golds. He's not adverse to lashing out with claws and teeth when displeased, and his fury will be directed as easily at his bonded as it will at others, should he be displeased with them. There are lots of things that will draw the Devil Within Blue to snap - not enough food, not having the best perch, needing to be oiled. Still, however much he grumbles at his chosen person, the things that truly draws his ire is anyone who dares threaten his bonded. At these times, he turns into a blue blur of painful claws.

It's no surprise that the Devil Within Blue is a fierce Threadfighter. He'll fight by the side of the bigger dragons and a skill at jumping between will see him out of danger during 'fall. He will encourage his bonded to be just as fierce when it comes to Thread, barreling ahead in to battle with a shrieking warcry. He's quite a vocal firelizard, but instead of trills and chirps prefer growls and screeches. At times, those living nearby will wonder if some sort of monster inhabits his bonded's weyr, so frightening are his noises.

When it comes to training, the Devil Within Blue is perfectly capable of carrying messages, if bribed. However he may not be the best choice to run errands - weyrfolk will quickly learn to avoid him, and attempts to make messages only lead to shredded fingers. He's equally ferocious in flights; he chases often and is very forceful. If he gets close enough he will grab his potential mate, giving her no opportunity to make a choice. If she is out of reach, he will turn instead to the other males, doing his best to fight them off.

Inspiration: The Tasmanian Devil. Tassie Devils are the largest remaining members of the dasyurid family - the carnivorous marsupials. They are ferocious animals with a nasty temper and an even nastier bite - they have an exceptionally strong jaw, one of the strongest of all mammals. They are vocal animals, and their loud screeching is what lead to the name Tasmanian Devil. They are only found on Tasmania, and are endangered - their population is being decimated by a contagious cancer known as Devil Facial Tumour Disease.


The Greater Napping Blue to Cal'in (Corgi)
Colour: Blue
Adult Size: 12" wingspan of 20"

Physical Description:
Despite the elegant, almost feminine appearance of this slender, beautiful firelizard, the Greater Napping Blue moves clumsily on the ground, walking with a strange loping gait. Only in the air does he appear at home, though he remains a lazy flier - where possible, he glides rather than exert the effort to flap his wings. His hide is a gorgeous baby blue and unmarked; a pale ring around his eyes and the pale colour of his headknobs and wing sails are the only variance. He has a particularly long tail, and uses it to steer himself when flying.

The Greater Napping Blue's appearance is somewhat at odds with his personality; the elegant appearance leads one to expect an aloof, dainty fire lizard. Instead, his bonded will find an affectionate blue who makes an excellent companion. He's usually found clinging to the head or shoulder of his chosen person, or in one of his many nests - he'll make himself cozy sleeping spots wherever he can, and he spends a lot of his time napping. He adores his bonded and will be happy to spend time with them, particularly if food is on offer. He'll want to sample anything his human friend is eating, but unlike most flitters, he has enough manners to wait until food is offered - though a plaintive chirp will make it impossible to forget he's waiting.

He can be shy around strangers, but he will happily carry messages to those he knows if offered a tempting treat. Likewise, he will do his best to please his bonded - though he's largely unwilling to face Threadfall no matter the encouragement, preferring to nap instead. He is particular about grooming and will encourage his bonded to oil his remarkably soft hide every day. He particularly likes visits to the nearby rainforests, where he delights in leaping from tree to tree and trilling his joy to his chosen human.

When it comes to mating flights, he is quite particular about the females he chases - he dislikes females that get snappy with their chasers, preferring to woo his mates with his agility and speed instead. Though he will begin to show interest in rising greens in his first Turn, he won't actually start chasing until over two Turns of age.

Inspiration: The Greater Glider. This is the largest gliding possum in the world, able to glide up to 100 metres at a time. They have a fluffy (and totally adorable) appearance and may come in a black, grey or white forms. They are specialist feeders that eat eucalyptus leaves almost exclusively, and thus are at major risk of the habitat destruction that is causing the population to decline.


The Silent Scurrier Blue to T'ai (Shouriko)
Colour: Blue
Adult Size: 10" wingspan of 15"

Physical Description:
This blue is tiny, and most of his diminutive length seems to be tail. His hide is a dark grey-blue, with a dark tint to his head knobs and the tip of his tail. A dark stripe runs from his nose up his face, fading out when it reaches his neck. His feet are a lighter shade of blue, as though he's stepped in light paint. He moves with a scurrying gait, and is particularly speedy and agile in the air.

The Silent Scurrier Blue has a lot of personality packed in to a tiny body. He is energetic to the point on being frantic, constantly dashing about with some purpose only fathomable to him. He'll return often to his bonded for a scratch, a treat, a kind word, but he's completely unable to sit still for long. Only when he has exhausted himself does he stay still, and at these times, he'll sleep like the dead.

The Silent Scurrier Blue is unusually quiet for a firelizard; barely a trill or chirp is made, and usually the only sound heard is the swish of his wings as he appears nearby. He's quite curious and this combined with his silence may very well lead to accusations that his bonded has trained him to spy on others when he's found lurking in weyrs he shouldn't be in. He is actually quite trainable, as long as what his chosen person wants him to do doesn't involve being still - he's happy to flit messages back and forth, challenging himself to deliver each one faster than the last.

He will start chasing females from a young age, and when in flight, he is frenzied in his passion. He will display frantic agility and swift speed as he dashes around the rising female. After a flight, he will be completely exhausted and sleep for nearly a full day - it takes a lot out of him.

Inspiration: The Brush Tailed Phascogale. A little-known threatened species of the dasyurid family of carnivorous marsupials. Brush Tailed Phascogales are energetic and possess bushy tails that look like bottle brushes. They have a short lifespan; males engage in frenzied mating activity during breeding season and die shortly after, and very few females survive beyond the weaning of their young.


Curled Cutie Green to Emblia (Michi)
Colour: Green
Adult Size: 10" wingspan of 18"

Physical Description:
The Curled Cutie Green is undeniably adorable - every aspect of her seems rounded, a rounded face, a rounded tummy, rounded little headknobs. Even her tail is rounded - it has a tendency to curl up into tight rings. In fact, so does the Curled Cutie green - she curls her whole body into a tight ball when sleeping, or when nervous. Her hide is a bright mossy green, with pale headknobs and rings around her eyes. Her wings are slightly darker in colour, and often used for hiding behind.

The Curled Cutie Green is as shy as firelizard can ever be. She spends most of her time curled up safely inside her bonded's shirt, but she's rarely seen by anyone else. Even the most tempting of treats will be unable to lure this green from her hiding place if there's strangers about. Even those her bonded is close to will have to be patient if they hope to win this firelizard over. She's also not fond of other firelizards, preferring the sole company of her bonded.

Despite her adoration for her chosen person, her crippling shyness makes the Curled Cutie Green fairly useless when it comes to running errands and carrying messages. But for all that, she makes a wonderful companion. She loves and adores her bonded beyond anything else and will be happiest when alone with them. She loves nothing more than to snuggle up with her bonded, but should anyone else appear, she'll vanish in a flash.

The Curled Cutie Green is very reluctant to rise and does so infrequently, for a green. Her flights tend to be short, and her clutches small - though she will usually lay where her bonded can find them, generally in a drawer of clothes or some other such place. She will be a surprisingly attentive mother and will have good success with her eggs hatching. When in flight, she will choose whichever male pleases her most in the moment - usually one that has not been pushy with her.

Inspiration: The Green Ringtail Possum. This shy, secretive marsupial is found in the far north of Australia. They are solitary and have a diet that consists of leaves - they eat a lot of fig leaves. Green Ringtail Possums don't have dens and spend their days curled up asleep in the trees.


Secrets of the Rainforest Green to T'pur (Ldypayne)
Colour: Green
Adult Size: 12" wingspan of 15"

Physical Description:
The Secrets of the Rainforest Green has a long and slender body, with wings that looks so short it's hard to imagine how she gets into the air. She is extremely speedy, both on the ground and in the air, and despite her apparent ungainliness, is graceful and elegant in flight. Her hide is a lovely shade of green, with distinctive pale stripes running the length of her body. She carries with her a pungent and not entirely pleasant smell that wafts from her wings.

The Secrets of the Rainforest Green is quite a mysterious fire lizard. Even with her bonded she will remain aloof and prone to disappearing for extended periods of time. When she returns she will happily accept scratches and treats, but it's clear that the Green is an independent flitter for whom a bonded human is a convenience rather than a necessity. She's not the type to cuddle, and if she does decide to perch on her chosen human, she'll usually sit on their head where she gets a good view of the surrounding area.

She is a noisy eater, and will tend to draw attention with her loud crunching and slurping when she feeds. Though she'll gladly take food from her bonded, the Secrets of the Rainforest Green enjoys hunting for herself as well. She will often take off in to the rainforest around Solaria, where she uses her claws to dig beetles and other insects from the bark of trees; these are her favourite foods. The only way to make any headway in training her is by offering her favourite bugs; otherwise she quickly loses interest.

Though she rises as frequently as all greens, it is unlikely that her bonded will ever see an egg from the Secrets of the Rainforest Green. She becomes very secretive when she lays, vanishing in to the forest. Like most greens, she often then forgets where the clutch is, making her eggs unlikely to hatch. In flight, her reasons for picking a mate are completely inscrutable. Each of her mates are completely different and she forgets them as soon as the flight is over. Her flights are a display of rapid speed and agility, and many males are unable to keep up.

Inspiration: The Striped Possum. This secretive and speedy marsupial is found in northern Australia and Papua New Guinea. They have an elongated fourth finger which they use to pry insects from trees, which they then eat noisily. They have a distinctive and unpleasant smell. Striped Possums are solitary, nocturnal and arboreal.


The Happy Hopper Green to Khourey (vandelay)
Colour: Green
Adult Size: 9" wingspan of 14"

Physical Description:
The Happy Hopper Green is a little on the small side, but she doesn't let that stop her. Though she has no obvious markings, the bright grass green of her smooth hide needs no adornment. She has strong hind legs, but her forearms are short and almost stubby. Her belly has the sort of pleasing roundness that makes everyone who sees her want to tickle it, and if she is overfed, she will certainly be the kind of firelizard that ends up chubby. She tends to move with an odd hopping gait while on the ground, making little use of her short forearms.

There is no happier firelizard than the Happy Hopper Green. She always seems to have a smile on her face, and nothing gets her down. If her bonded is sad, she'll be right there with affectionate nuzzles and chirps to cheer them up. She's similarly cheerful and friendly to everyone she meets, and everyone seems to like her, too - how could one not, when she is so endearing? She will joyfully solicit pets and cuddles from everyone she knows, but is happiest when the attention comes from her beloved person. She will spend nearly all of her time with her bonded - perching on shoulder, head, hiding in clothing.

The Happy Hopper Green could certainly be called simple, and her attention span can be woefully short, but with her loyalty and strong desire to please, she will be somewhat trainable. As long as her bonded has patience with her and is happy to reward her with treats and affection, she will do her best to do the tasks asked of her. She is utterly fearless and will follow her bonded anywhere, even into Threadfall. It's almost as though she doesn't recognise the possibility of danger.

When it comes to her flights, the Happy Hopper Green is quick and acrobatic. She tends to prefer males she has met previously and been friendly with, and she will remain affectionate with her mates after a flight. For a green, she also makes a surprisingly attentive mother; wanting to share her clutch with her bonded, she will always clutch where it can be found.

Inspiration: The Quokka. Famously known as the happiest animal in the world, lots of people travel to Rottnest Island in Western Australia to take selfies with quokkas. Quokkas are small macropods (the family that includes wallabies and kangaroos) and they are largely unafraid of people. The first Europeans who sighted them thought they were rats, hence the name of the island Rottnest meaning Rat Nest.


The Banded Bouncer Green to Awaihos (Dragonblossom)
Colour: Green
Adult Size: 10" wingspan of 17"

Physical Description:
This green fits right into average of size, her body neatly proportionate. Her hide is a smooth mossy green, with wing sails of a slightly darker colour. She is distinctively marked - a series of bands extend halfway down her sides across her back. A dark line runs down the middle of her back along her spine where the bands join.

It is possible to see at a glance how much energy the Banded Bouncer Green possesses; she is always bouncing around, a lively and energetic firelizard. She is particularly active at dawn and dusk, doing the majority of her sleeping during the day. As a hatchling, her owner will have difficulty getting her to cooperate on the sort of schedule humans prefer; the nighttime is the best time to play! Though she is willing to learn, she tends to forget the things she has learned very quickly. Only by repeating simple tasks over time will she get the hang of running errands for her bonded.

On the ground she moves with a bouncing gait, usually preferring to hop about on her hind legs with her forepaws free for getting into mischief. In the air, she is surprisingly elegant, speedy and agile. A social creature, the Banded Bouncer Green enjoys the company of firelizards and people alike. She will be happy to spend most of her time with her bonded, though she is easily lured into games by her fellow flitters.

When it comes to flights, the Banded Bouncer Green flies acrobatically and energetically, insisting on a male that can keep up with her. She prefers males who are bold and aggressive in flight. She will clutch with the best of intentions, but again will have a tendency to forget the eggs. After her bouts of forgetfulness, she'll often remember and become miserable when she realises the eggs have been lost.

Inspiration: The Banded Hare-Wallaby. This is an endangered species that is only found on a few islands off the coast of Western Australia - though it was previously found on the mainland. It is distinctively banded, nocturnal, and highly social, though the males are exceptionally aggressive with one another. It is the only remaining member of it's subfamily.


Credits: Kitya

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