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Iris Floret Wyverns were released on March 25, 2018, alongside Freckled Dragons. On May 21, 2021, the pink variant was added, along with Alstroemeria Floret Wyverns. They share descriptions along with the encyclopedia name "Floret Wyvern" with the Alstroemeria Floret, although they have separate encyclopedia entries, and are thus considered different breeds.[1]

Like their cousins, Iris Florets come in gold, purple, and pink variants. Conversely to the Alstroemeria Floret, the Iris Floret gold variant can be found in the Alpine, and the purple variant can be found in the Forest, while the pink variant can only be produced by breeding with a pink Alstroemeria Floret.

Official descriptions[]

Egg[]

This shiny egg smells faintly like flowers.

Hatchling[]

Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It always seems to be in a good mood.

Mature hatchling[]

Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It always seems to be in a good mood.

And look! Its wings have grown feathers! It must be close to maturing.

Adult[]

Floret Wyverns are an elegant breed, named for the flowerlike mane and tail each individual possesses. They project small fields of magic around themselves that calm those in the field’s proximity, for a short while replacing anxiety and anger with peace-of-mind. Florets are strikingly wise; they often share their knowledge of the world with whomever is willing to listen and learn. They are very faithful to those close to them, and are especially devoted to their partners and young. It is said that the lasting friendship of a Floret is one of the highest testaments to one’s true character.

Sprite artists[]

Sprites[]

Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
Purple female Floret Iris purple egg Floret Iris purple hatchling Floret Iris purple mature hatchling Floret Iris purple adult female
Purple male Floret Iris purple adult male
Gold female Floret Iris gold egg Floret Iris gold hatchling Floret Iris gold mature hatchling Floret Iris gold adult female
Gold male Floret Iris gold adult male
Pink female Floret Iris pink egg Floret Iris pink hatchling Floret Iris pink mature hatchling Floret Iris pink adult female
Pink male Floret Iris pink adult male

Egg sequence[]

Stage 0 Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Dead
Floret Iris purple egg Floret Iris purple crack 1 Floret Iris purple crack 2 Floret Iris purple crack 3 Floret Iris purple crack 4 Floret Iris purple crack 5 Floret Iris purple dead egg
Stage 0 Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Dead
Floret Iris gold egg Floret Iris gold crack 1 Floret Iris gold crack 2 Floret Iris gold crack 3 Floret Iris gold crack 4 Floret Iris gold crack 5 Floret Iris gold dead egg
Stage 0 Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Dead
Floret Iris pink egg Floret Iris pink crack 1 Floret Iris pink crack 2 Floret Iris pink crack 3 Floret Iris pink crack 4 Floret Iris pink crack 5 Floret Iris pink dead egg

Retired sprites[]

Temporary event sprites
Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
April Fools' Day 2018
Purple female
Floret Iris purple adult female AF 2018
April Fools' Day 2018
Purple male
Floret Iris purple adult male AF 2018
April Fools' Day 2018
Gold female
Floret Iris gold adult female AF 2018
April Fools' Day 2018
Gold male
Floret Iris gold adult male AF 2018
April Fools' Day 2020
Purple variant
Floret Iris purple adult AF 2020
April Fools' Day 2020
Gold variant
Floret Iris gold adult AF 2020
April Fools' Day 2022
Purple female
Floret Iris purple adult female AF 2022
April Fools' Day 2022
Purple male
Floret Iris purple adult male AF 2022
April Fools' Day 2022
Gold female
Floret Iris gold adult female AF 2022
April Fools' Day 2022
Gold male
Floret Iris gold adult male AF 2022
April Fools' Day 2022
Pink female
Floret Iris pink adult female AF 2022
April Fools' Day 2022
Pink male
Floret Iris pink adult male AF 2022

Variant determination[]

Iris Florets come in three color variants. The purple variant can be found in the Forest, while the gold variant can be found in the Alpine. The pink variant can be produced through breeding an Alstroemeria Floret with an Iris Floret. When bred, pink Irises can produce any of the three Iris colors, while breeding any variant of Alstroemeria Floret and Iris Floret together can produce any species and color of Floret Wyvern.

Variant How to obtain
Floret Iris purple egg Purple Iris
Floret Iris gold egg Gold Iris
Floret Iris pink egg Pink Iris

Encyclopedia entry[]

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Appearance/Basic Anatomy

  • Wing structure is a unique mixture of membranous and feathered constructs.
  • Although they are born with wings, they cannot fly until their feathers grow in.
  • The flower-like structures on their heads, necks, and tails contain ducts which omit sweet-smelling pheromones.
  • These “petal” structures are rather thin membranes, and are easily torn.
  • The marginal coverts on the topsides of their wings are covered by another petal-like membrane.
  • A Floret’s skin is soft and poorly-armored, but not a major liability thanks to accelerated healing, .
  • Though they may appear to be scaleless, Florets’ bodies are actually coated in very tiny, slightly iridescent scales.
  • Florets have surprising strength, despite their delicate skin and aversion to violence.

Hatchling Behavior

  • Hatchlings are curious and eager to learn whatever they can about their surroundings.
  • Tend to follow their parents closely so as to learn as much as they can from their elders.
  • Quick learners, Floret hatchlings love being taught and participating in new games and challenges.
  • Young Florets are far more trusting than their adult counterparts, and thus easier to form bonds with.
  • However, it can be much harder to gain a Floret’s forgiveness if it is wronged as a hatchling.

Adult Behavior

  • The soothing, floral aroma they emit contributes to their calming abilities.
  • Their flowery pheromones are especially effective on magic-resistant breeds.
  • Averse to conflict, they tend to have low opinions of some of the more aggressive breeds.
  • Occasionally, many of the Florets in a region will gather to exchange newly-accumulated observations about the world. These are usually the only times wild Florets stray from the flowerbeds they match.
  • Although quite proficient in understanding of magic, they are limited in their magical capabilities.
  • Florets are able to heal remarkably quickly, likely resulting from some sort of innate magic.
  • They enjoy wading through freshwater to keep themselves clean and presentable.
  • In spite of (or perhaps because of) their intellectual nature, Florets tend to have a rather high opinion of themselves, and are rather easy to offend.

Habitat

  • They make their homes close to floral meadows, especially those that contain irises, their favorite flowers.
  • Individuals’ colorations tend to match the flower composition of the area.
  • Florets tend to live in caves, though they will sometimes construct basic shelters against trees if they like a cave-less area enough.
  • A Floret’s molted feathers can typically be found around where they live. Both for their beauty and for the lingering effects of a Floret’s soothing magic, these feathers are often collected by humans and made into accessories.

Diet

  • Omnivorous, their diet consists of florae and small animals.
  • They tend to prefer vegetation, snacking on meat only when they have a specific craving.
  • They occasionally splurge on larger animals, but only if they happen upon a recently-deceased carcass; they never make the kill themselves, unless it is necessary.
  • If a Floret is forced to fight and it leaves its opponent mortally wounded, the dragon will make sure that its fallen enemy’s remains are put to good use.

Additional information[]

[Sub-Quote: (...Between the description, name, and beautiful purple color scheme, I almost wonder if these were originally a Valentine submission that got repurposed!) ]

I've talked about it in the unofficial discord a bit, but yes, they were! Originally, the purple female was the only adult sprite, and the gold variant was my spriter alt. They were intended to be a male-only breed for 2015's Valentine's Day. After they didn't get picked, Play and I repurposed them into a regular breed and added dimorphism, using my alt color scheme as a second variant. Since then, we've revised and cleaned up the sprites, and now here we are with a release, 3 years later c:
Pixxelation (Forum Post)

References[]

  1. Dragon Encyclopedia entries (Alstroemeria, Iris)
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