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Mirisia Amphipteres were released on September 26, 2021, alongside Scymrian Pygmies.

Official descriptions[]

Egg[]

This egg emanates a peculiar smell.

Hatchling[]

Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It’s very frisky despite its clumsiness.

Mature hatchling[]

Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It’s very frisky despite its clumsiness.

And look! It has grown wings! It must be close to maturing.

Adult[]

Mirisia Amphipteres are a calm, gentle breed, with extraordinary observation skills. They are known for their distinct, aromatic, sweet scent which comes from their vegetarian diet—fruit and fresh herbs. Many say there cannot be two individuals of the same gender with the same scent, this characteristic being exclusive for one male and one female, which are said to be destined partners. These dragons prefer to fly closer to the ground during spring and summer, when the nature is animated, while during autumn and winter, they fly higher in the sky. Mirisiae have stunning, acrobatic moves when they fly, a fact that is proven by their lithe, exquisite loops - movements they make when being attacked. With their elegant colors and beautiful plumage, Mirisia Amphipteres are believed to be amongst the most beautiful breeds in Valkemare.

Sprite artists[]

Sprites[]

Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
Female Mirisia egg Mirisia hatchling Mirisia mature hatchling female Mirisia adult female
Male Mirisia mature hatchling male Mirisia adult male

Egg sequence[]

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

Retired sprites[]

Temporary event sprites
Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
April Fools' Day 2022
Female
Mirisia adult female AF 2022
April Fools' Day 2022
Male
Mirisia adult male AF 2022

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Appearance/Basic Anatomy

  • Bodies are serpentine and covered in small, silver-pink scales, with lighter, white-cream underbelly scales.
  • On their large, feathered wings, the silvery-pink scales from their body fade into pristine white feathers.
  • Eyes are bright and turquoise.
  • Medium-length manes of soft fur grow from the tops of their head down to the tips of their tails.
  • The mane ends in a tuft at the tailtip which is said to resemble a flower.
  • While males have magenta-colored manes, females have lighter, salmon manes. Furthermore, males have long whiskers, whereas females do not.
  • Their smooth heads feature short, silver horns. Hidden in their manes are small ears.
  • Hatchlings’ underbelly scales are a lighter colour, and their manes grow longer as they age.

Hatchling Behavior

  • Can often be found napping in flowers.
  • Younger hatchlings prefer to stay on the ground.
  • Very clumsy at first attempts to fly, but catch on fast.
  • Once they begin to fly, they will adventure in the sky.
  • Older hatchlings explore under parents’ watch in order to develop their observation skills.

Adult Behavior

  • Social, calm, and gentle temperaments.
  • Good at observing, often seen calmly watching their surroundings.
  • Live in groups of 2 to 5 families.
  • Prefer to fly closer to the ground during spring and summer, when nature is animated. Fly higher in the sky during autumn and winter.
  • When happy, they chirp a pleasing, melodious tune. Their diet creates a sweet and fruity scent, which they use to attract mates.
  • When in danger, will fly in loops and confusing patterns to confound their attacker, whilst creating an escape route.
  • Mothers are very protective of their hatchlings, constantly watching over and guarding them. Females also teach hatchlings to fly, while males bring food for the family.
  • With superb senses of smell, the dragons will find mates with the scent that most closely resembles their own. As winter approaches, their scent becomes less potent.

Habitat

  • Always found in forests, from mountain forests to rainforest, or even jungles.
  • Make homes amongst tall trees, and areas with flourishing plantlife.

Diet

  • Diet changes depending on the season.
  • In spring and summer, they feast on all vegetation available to them, such as fruit, fresh herbs and nutritional leaves.
  • In the autumn and winter, they are limited to mostly herbs and leaves.
  • In extreme cases of starvation, may resort to eating tree bark.

Additional information[]

Here they are - the Mirisia Amphipteres! They used to be a public dragon request, as some of you have mentioned. Originally, I posted the thread back in 2016, but spriting only began in late 2017 / early 2018. We went through several designs before settling with the gorgeous noodles you see today!! While we waited for the adults, I peeked both on this thread and on Discord to answer some of the things I found interesting. So as promised, here is a little bonus information about them!

THE INSPIRATION
To those who have guessed that the Mirisiae are based on cherry blossoms - you are correct! When I came up with the concept, I was thinking of fun ways to introduce traits of cherry blossoms into their design, besides using a pink color scheme. Their feathers are meant to mimic the shape of flower petals (in general.. think of daisies, for example!). Their fluffy manes take the shape of a flower at the end of their tails. Since cherry blossoms come in multiple shades of pink, I thought they could have dimorphism and we could use different pinks for their manes. The spaghetti yellow whiskers that the male has are meant to resemble the stamens of a flower. Males are a little bit bigger than females, but the females have longer bodies.

THE NAME
It was very fun reading your name guesses! It must have been a bit confusing to figure out their name though. Well, they are called Mirisia Amphipteres (plural Mirisiae). The name isn't anything special, but I thought it is very elegant and fitting for them. Mirisia comes from the Serbo-Croatian word "miris", which in turn is originating from the Greek word μύρον (mýron) which means sweet oil, scent. Basically, the name is meant to emphasize the sweet, yet distinct scent these dragons exude.

LORE
As previously mentioned, they exude a very sweet and distinct scent which is a consequence of the Mirisia's eating habits. Their usual diet consists of herbs and leaves which are easier to find, but they ultimately prefer fruit and flowers. The fruit, flowers and aromatic herbs they consume give them this scent which is kept for long periods of time thanks to oil they secrete on their bodies. This scent varies, depending on what type of fruit, herbs and flowers they consume and how exactly combine them. Some would have a stronger and more aromatic scent, while others would have a soft, pleasant fragrance. As mentioned in the adult description, they are calm and gentle; they are very peaceful and would only become hostile if really necessary. If attacked, they prefer to flee by performing tricks and loops in the air until they confuse the attacker and escape danger. As hatchlings, they are very playful but also really clumsy, however once they grow wings they become more coordinated and graceful. A lot of happy accidents happen on the noodles' playground. Let's just say you would almost always spot them with pollen on their tiny snouts or tangled with all kinds of flowers. Their description also mentions their mating habits. The description oversimplifies it a little bit for the sake of saving space, but it is meant to emphasize their loyalty for their partner, and friends (including humans) in consequence, really. Multiple individuals might posses the same or a very similar scent too, including same-gendered. Love is beautiful, isn't it? :D
There is an Encyclopedia Entry that was written at the time, so that might include additional information I forgot to mention. Hopefully it gets added!

OTHER
These dragons were never a Valentine concept. It is true that it is similar to Val dragons, but ultimately I just thought it would be nice to have some sweet dergs around all year long too, not only in February. Someone in the Discord server mentioned the possibility of there being green or yellow cherry blossoms, assuming there might be an alt, but at this time there is no plan for an alt. It's good to have that in mind though, so thank you for bringing it into my attention ;)
One last thing, I have noticed the egg description has confused a few people, particularly the word "smell", giving them the false impression that these dragons have a bad odor. I must admit, this was a mistake on my part that flew unnoticed and I apologize!! Back then, my skills in the English language were less developed, and by the time the dragons were finished that little word just completely flew under the radar and was left as it is. Probably, "This egg emanates a peculiar scent." would be a better egg description.
– Velvetie (Forum Post)
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