Wing: Mistral Tempest
Weyr of Impression: Eastern
Ihirith is a creature who is certainly pretty, and perhaps even beautiful – and part of that has nothing at all to do with her shape or her hide. There is an inescapable femininity to the way that this green holds herself, something to the tilt to her well-sculpted face, the lift of her chin, the curve of her neck – you could paint her blue and not believably mistake her for male, and it won’t take her long to mature from a playful hatchling clumsiness into an elegant, feline grace of movement. But if part of her charisma is in her bearing, the rest of her physical aspects certainly don’t hurt the situation. Her form is long and slender but powerful, with a broad-shouldered build stretching to twenty-five-and-a-half feet when she’s grown, and she will easily acquire a complimentary layer of sleek, hard muscle tone. Most of her shapely length is stained a dark, lush emerald green, but one noticeable exception is apparent even from quite a distance: her underbelly is ghostly pale and fogged with slightly darker clouds of tea green, stretching from shoulder to haunch and wide over her ribs so that the marking appears nearly circular when viewed from below. Upon closer inspection, this isn’t her only pattern – Ihirith’s headknobs are dipped with a dark, gleaming pine, the same color that sweeps, bands, dots, and criss-crosses over the underside of her wingsails, an inexplicable pattern both intricate and decorative.
At first glance and a lot of the time, Ihirith embodies many of the classic qualities of a green dragon – she is friendly, warm, feminine, flirty, and confident. The type to side-step neatly into the spotlight at first opportunity rather than hog it outright, she enjoys being the center of attention but doesn’t require it to have a good time. That being said, when she DOES either find or appoint herself in charge of a social setting, she makes it her business to ensure everyone’s having fun, striving to be attentive and personable to all. This outgoing, extroverted warmth of her demeanor might make it surprising to some that the roots of Ihirith's social motivations actually tend to be rather practical: she wants to be around others, and so her goal of being liked is almost a matter of convenience - if others like her, then they'll want to be around her too, and that's obviously the best solution for everyone, right? Her approach to others is similarly rather sensible beneath the layer of feminine flirt - she rarely bothers to push her luck without good reason when someone doesn't want the pleasure of her company, but she usually assumes that if someone’s being a grouch or not having a good time, then they probably could use her help. If they don’t want it, that’s fine, but it’s their loss - because they're clearly not doing it right on their own. A bit of a hedonist, Ihirith very much enjoys a few very basic pleasures in life: big shiny bronzes, naps in the sun, mating flights, and eating. As a hatchling her rider will need to be sure that she doesn’t overstuff herself to the point of thicktail, and she will rise to mate early and often.
While usually successful at faithfully exuding the warm, sensuous confidence of a girl who’s got it all together, Ihirith is nevertheless on the verge of an emotional snap or breakdown… well, just about all the time, really. Easily hurt and determined not to show it, this green is genuinely irrational in her fear of rejection, seeing veiled insults to her character within simple friendly teasing or assuming huge deficits of personality from her inability to maintain the attentions of a certain male. Unfortunately, it's rather hard to see this insecurity for what it is, because Ihirith disguises her fits of anxious self-doubt with retaliatory snipes of haughtiness, anger, or just plain meanness. She will become instantly defensive and barb-tongued when made into the butt of a joke, no matter how harmless the intention, and anyone wanting to befriend her will learn quickly that no, Ihirith CANNOT laugh at herself. Just as problematic is her approach to relationships - her crushes will tend toward extreme and melodramatic as her overactive imagination runs away with her, her habit of spinning tales of ever-lasting love and romance in her head, sometimes based on as little as a single flirtatious conversation, inevitably leading to letdown. While she never wants to admit to foolishly having gotten her hopes so high, her disappointment will be hard for her to bear, and will often result in a furious, angst-ridden, and genuinely heartbroken green dragon… well, for today, at least. Once she’s caused her scene she WILL need a lot of comforting from her rider if she’s to perk up as soon as possible, but there’s also always the option of just waiting a day or two until Ihirith has processed the emotion (which she will always do with relative promptness, despite her tantrums up until that point) and just gone silent on the issue. Many will think that this means she’s forgotten about the incident, but really she’s just decided that it’s something not to be discussed – after all, how stupid, bringing up old news like that!