Of course we can't scratch Irithiel, she's your super special Mary Sue. Not that the other ROs are much better. God.. there's nothing more annoying than invincible author avatars.
What? That’s not it at all. There are just some people in life that you can’t best— I’m not saying that you wouldn’t be able to injure her, but she has both the experience and training on her side. Just because the MC is the main character does not mean they’re the best at everything. Nor does it mean they automatically get things.
Let me break it down for you— Irithiel has 200+ years of experience. While the MC has (by the end of the series) about 10-14. But, yes, Irithiel is a Mary Sue because the MC can’t best her, because that makes complete sense.
And I don’t know how the other ROs fit into this, but I refuse to argue with you. Both for my own sanity and stress level.
An anon just sent me an ask, that I accidentally deleted, about an obscure fact about HoF. Here are three to make up for it.
When I was first starting out with HoF— it was about Riders still, but they weren’t dragons. There were griffins instead. I ended up throwing out the idea and moving over to dragons.
In the original series— when it was still a novel— both Lauren and L died towards the end. In different ways, but they both died to protect their loved ones. Lauren being able to say one last goodbye to her lover. (Added on to that Lauren was an elf in the original series too. Something I haven’t implemented yet because I’m not sure if people would want that.)
Before I hammered down the concept for HoF— it was originally going to be set in space. (Minus the dragons… obviously.) Sort of like Mass Effect but with my own story thrown in. With various alien races to boot. I lost motivation with that idea however, and decided to go for medieval-type fantasy. Something that I absolutely adore.
An added bonus: Aziel was originally the MCs twin— not Kiera’s.
I’m sorry again for deleting your ask, but I hope these fun facts make up for it.
So we can’t become the Matriarch (or Patriarch), but can we kill Irithiel? And put someone that’s better suited for the job there?
Yes, you can’t become the Matriarch or the Patriarch. No, you can’t kill Irithiel (not that you would be able to do so).
There is no one better for the job. Irithiel is one of the best Matriarch’s that Haven has ever seen. She cares deeply for each of her Riders and their dragons. She makes sure that Haven is well looked after, and that Foalon’s pack has everything they could desire. She takes care of her people and Gallinia.
Aeleanor/Aeson: “Of course, darling,” she murmurs with a gentle smile. Already crouching down as she runs her hands gently across your side. Golden-violet eyes sparkling with warmth as she does so.
Elaria/Ezra: A warm grin blossoms on his face at the sight of your excited expression. A gentle laugh falling from his lips as your head nudges his hand. “Well when you’re that persuasive how could I say no?”
Catherine/Caleb: “If it will make you feel better,” she says with a slight smile. Her fingers threading through your fur with a gentle touch. One that you could always equate to her.
Lydia/Luca: “I don’t know,” he teases with a grin. “I just got this outfit and I really don’t want fur all over it.” Though even as he said it he was kneeling down next to you. His hands smoothly running through your fur.
Samara/Silas: “I better get rides for this,” she pouts. Even though the warmth in her eyes belies the expression entirely. And with well practiced ease she runs soothing hands across your head and neck. Her gentle gaze never leaving yours.
Milena/Maven: “I don’t see why I wouldn’t acquiesce to this request.” A smile quirks his lips at your impatient whine. “Yes, I’m aware you want your cuddles.” He playfully rolls his eyes as he kneels down. His nimble fingers threading smoothly through your fur.
Natalia/Nikolas: “Hello my beautiful songbird,” she coos, running a hand through your fur. A gentle look painted across her features as your lean into her touch. “It appears you’re in need of a little attention. Lucky for you I’m more than willing to supply it.”
Lauren: “Of course, my love,” she says without a hint of hesitation within her tone. Whiskey brown eyes sparkling with adoration as she began run her hand across your head. Her other running down your neck with a soothing touch.
Faolan: A gentle laugh falls from his lips as he smiles at you. “I am quite familiar with that face, my moon,” he says with a small shake of his head. “Well, come here if you wish to have cuddles. I’d be more than happy to have you in my arms for as long as possible.”
Aidan: A small frown pulls his brow down as he watches you prance in front of him. His eyes watching your form as you rub against him— your head nudging his hand. After a moment, a gentle smile takes over his features. “Ah, I see what you want,” he says softly. “I’d be more than happy to give you some attention, my dear.”
I got a failing mark in our philosophy quiz. :( Lauren, cheer me up please? :(
“It was just one quiz, my dear,” she murmurs with a soft smile. Whiskey brown eyes sparkling with warmth and adoration. “There will be many more to come, and I have complete faith that you’ll do amazing on them. You’re a very bright individual, my love.” She nudges your shin with her foot. “And you always have me if you need a study partner.”
Many things impress my darling rider, I’m afraid. The soft voice answers— an elegant lilt wrapped within it. Though that doesn’t necessarily mean that they can entrap her. My rider finds many endeavors worthy of praise, but only a few can truly capture her.
There’s a beat of silence. Until her snout gently pokes your midsection. Her eyes sparkling with warmth as she did so.
Just be yourself. I believe that’s more than enough.
Iri can I sleep in your room? I saw a spider in mine and I'm scared to go back in there 😇
A confused frown pulls her brow down. “That shouldn’t be possible, my dear. There are wards to protect outside entities from entering the premises of the dorms.” A soft sigh falls from her lips as she stands. Her hands smoothing out the nonexistent wrinkles on her sleeping shirt. “It appears I have to go check the wards. I wouldn’t want them to be malfunctioning unbeknownst to us.”
Her nose wrinkles slightly in thought at the question. “No, I wouldn’t.” She shakes her head. “I’ve visited beaches before and I know that sand gets everywhere when you’re not doing those things. I wouldn’t like to find out where it goes if I do.”
How would the ROs parents react if they found them in bed with the MC?
Their parents… so I think you should expect that they would be outraged by it. Especially since they don’t condone having sex while you’re in their house— their property. They obviously know that you more than likely do it, but don’t do so when you’re in their residences.