Striped River Dragons dwell in clear, deep-moving water. These dragons are playful and active, but wild individuals are very shy and tend to flee at the first sign of humans. They are excellent swimmers and can hold their breath for up to an hour, and are also capable of magic-powered flight for short distances. Their hoards usually consist of shells, smooth river stones, and freshwater pearls; Striped River Dragons often trade objects from their hoard and give “gifts” to dragons or people they consider to be friends. These dragons are intolerant of poor water conditions, so their presence is often an indicator of a healthy river system.
Alyssa grew up along the cool, spring rivers of mid-western Panem. Since she was a hatchling, her parents would take her out with them to go fishing while also collecting shells, smooth river stones, and freshwater pearls to make into necklaces and other fine pieces of jewelry to trade with traveling merchants in the town square. She claims it isn't an easy life, but at the end of the day she would always go play by the streams in the mud with salamanders, plants, and tree roots with her friends. The outdoors is her passion, and she will win this game with magic and wit.