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Iridichi Dragons were released on October 31, 2021, as part of the 2021 Halloween event.

Official descriptions[]

Egg[]

Your eyes struggle to completely focus on the light coming through this cloudy egg.

Hatchling[]

Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. Eerie voices and tricks of light seem to surround this hatchling.

Mature hatchling[]

Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. Eerie voices and tricks of light seem to surround this hatchling.

And look! It’s gotten bigger and more colorful. It must be close to maturing.

Adult[]

With their iridescent wings and sleek gray bodies, Iridichi Dragons are an enchanting sight to behold in the decaying autumnal world. Coming across an Iridichi, or having one approach you, can either be a blessing or a curse; rumor has it, Iridichi Dragons are messengers and anchors for the dead. Their disconcerting white eyes always seem to connect to the spiritual world, and the intimacy of life and death during autumn compels them to seek the deceased. Superstitious folks claim that the magical effects of their wings allow the dead to be seen as well as heard. As a result, travelers seek out Iridichi Dragons during their most active season, claiming they act as a bridge between the living and the dead. Iridichi Dragons have allegedly facilitated hauntings and offered consolation for those departed with unfinished business when a simple message will not suffice.

Sprite artists[]

Sprites[]

Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
Female Iridichi egg Iridichi hatchling Iridichi mature hatchling female Iridichi adult female
Male Iridichi mature hatchling male Iridichi adult male
Spriter's Alts
Schenanigans' alternate
Female
Iridichi SA Schenanigans hatchling Iridichi SA Schenanigans mature hatchling female Iridichi SA Schenanigans adult female
Schenanigans' alternate
Male
Iridichi SA Schenanigans mature hatchling male Iridichi SA Schenanigans adult male
wheeloftime13's alternate
Female
Iridichi SA wheeloftime13 adult female
wheeloftime13's alternate
Male
Iridichi SA wheeloftime13 adult male

Egg sequence[]

Stage 0 Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Dead
Iridichi egg Iridichi crack 1 Iridichi crack 2 Iridichi crack 3 Iridichi crack 4 Iridichi crack 5 Iridichi dead egg

Retired sprites[]

Temporary event sprites
Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
April Fools' Day 2022
Female
Iridichi adult female AF 2022
April Fools' Day 2022
Male
Iridichi adult male AF 2022
April Fools' Day 2022
Schenanigans's female
Iridichi SA Schenanigans adult female AF 2022
April Fools' Day 2022
Schenanigans's male
Iridichi SA Schenanigans adult male AF 2022
April Fools' Day 2022
wheeloftime13's female
Iridichi SA wheeloftime13 adult female AF 2022
April Fools' Day 2022
wheeloftime13's male
Iridichi SA wheeloftime13 adult male AF 2022

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Appearance/Basic Anatomy

  • Medium sized dragon with sleek bodies that allow for quick, fluid movement whether it is dry or precipitating.
  • Some people claim the colors of an Iridichi’s wings appear more vibrant when the viewer is about to die.
  • As the iridescence of their wings develop while they grow, the range of the magical effects of their wings increase.

Hatchling Behavior

  • Iridichi hatchlings enjoy playing hide and seek, but they also think that includes objects in addition to living things.
  • Although they enjoy playing games and tricks on people, they are not sociable outside their small groups unless they feel the need to tell one something.
  • There is a rumor that as hatchlings begin to practice using their magic, they are drawn to children or deceased pets.
  • Soon after emerging from their egg, hatchlings use their magic to communicate through sound and light wavelengths.
  • Iridichi hatchlings have a fascination with bones and decayed items that belonged to those long since departed that eventually lead to the items they collect as adults.

Adult Behavior

  • Iridichi love overcast weather and can often be seen after rain or thunderstorms.
  • Ghost stories are their favorite to listen to and tell, especially if they are somehow involved. You cannot always tell if the story is true or not, though.
  • Their social and family groups tend to be small and closely knit, but they are frequently by themselves or with the dead outside of scattered gatherings.
  • Iridichi collect memento mori, the most treasured of which have a story that stirs strong emotions in the Iridichi who owns it.
  • Some who encounter Iridichi walk away feeling at peace or happy while others seem to lose their sanity or are overcome with guilt and fear.
  • When courting, an Iridichi may give their desired mate their favorite memento mori as a symbol of their trust and affection.
  • Stealing from an Iridichi usually results in them haunting you or unfortunate non fatal accidents until what was stolen is reacquired.
  • Iridichi have been known to find vast family fortunes thought lost or hidden, and people say it is because they overhear the dead say where they put it.

Habitat

  • Iridichi tend to be found in places the dead are said to congregate such as cemeteries, prisons, bodies of water, travelers’ paths, and places in nature with special meaning.
  • When mating or finding a place to rest, Iridichi prefer areas slightly damp or windy.

Diet

  • Iridichi are omnivores.
  • The preference for vegetation or animals is up to the individual, although any Iridichi is more likely to eat an animal that annoys them.
  • When hunting animals for food, they swallow their prey whole or use their tail to render it unconscious first.

Trivia[]

  • TJ09's dragons feature the codes Eyee, stalk, Glo0w and Shrom, in reference to the crops from the Haunted Harvest.
    • Eyee is the first 4-character code to be intentionally generated since the Change.

Additional information[]

Sub-quote:
I don't see why Halloween dragons have to be all dark and menacing. The lore makes them very appropriate as a Halloween dragon and I am glad to see something truly different for the holiday.
That was exactly why. As much as I love the dragons we have, I wanted one that is more Halloween in their lore with aspects reflected in their appearance making them possible to be more subtly spooky rather than scary. There’s plenty of traditions and beliefs surrounding Halloween that involves things not necessarily evil.
– wheeloftime13 (Forum Post)
I combined a form of Iris, like the Greek rainbow messenger goddess with chi meaning the energy of life force. It was to combine rainbows as symbols of messages and linking the earthly and heavenly/spiritual planes with the energy of life as well as the inevitability of death surrounding us.
– wheeloftime13 (Forum Post)
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