Ivy, referred to as Holler by Sunny, is a female human and one of the three main protagonists of Dragonslayer. She is one of two scavengers that Sunny met in the scavenger ruins in The Brightest Night. She is the daughter of Heath.
Ivy is curious, shown when she joined the Truth Seekers to discover the truth about her father's lies with Daffodil and Violet. At a young age she wanted to ask questions, though she knew it "always made her parents frustrated and grumpy with her." She is observant, having noticed Heath's lies to the citizens of Valor at the age of six. She is good at picking up on when others are about to get angry, as shown when she could see the lines of tension around Brook's eyes when talking with Heath, despite the fact that Brook was good at keeping her face expressionless. Ivy is a peacekeeper, often between Daffodil and Violet. According to Violet, Ivy never looks like she is about to get into trouble. Ivy has artistic talent, much like her aunt. She is passionate about her love of dragons, and often wonders about dragon society.
The Dragonet Prophecy
|The Brightest Night|
|At Jade Mountain, a scavenger later revealed to be Ivy, contacted (possibly accidentally) Sunny using a dreamvisitor. Sunny assumed that the only way the scavenger could have gotten the dreamvisitor was by stealing it, and so she traveled to the scavenger ruins in hopes that the rest of the SandWing treasure would be there.
Upon arrival at the ruins, Sunny climbed onto a tree to survey the area from above and hide until the scavengers came. Eventually, two scavengers emerged from the burnt village — one with short, fluffy hair and a more confident one with longer hair. Sunny approached the scavengers but was forced to trap them on a scavenger building's remains due to them not being cooperative and trying to attack her. She gave Ivy the name Holler because she was very loud, and the other Fluffy because of his fluffy hair.
After Sunny asked for the dreamvisitor, Ivy and Leaf began to argue, presumably on whether to give it to the dragonet or not. Eventually, Ivy produced the sapphire and gave it to Sunny. Sunny then asked for the rest of the treasure by drawing a pile of it in the dirt with her claw. After watching the two scavengers discuss it for a while, she decided to take Fluffy off of the wall, assuming that he would bring the treasure in return for Ivy. Ivy then demanded a ride from the dragonet, and so Sunny let her onto her back and flew off in search of Fluffy.After Leaf gave Sunny a sack full of treasure, Sunny noticed that the Eye of Onyx was not in there, although the Lazulite Dragon was. Sunny questioned the scavengers, but they did not appear to have it. As she was about to leave, Sunny considered keeping Ivy and Leaf as pets but eventually decided against it. Ivy asked Sunny for another ride, but Sunny regretfully told them that she had to leave and flew away with the sack of treasure. Sunny wondered if she would ever see them again.
The Jade Mountain Prophecy
|Sunny mentioned her and Leaf indirectly when talking to Winter about scavengers and what to do with Bandit.|
|Ivy asked her mother, Lark, about her father's fame. Lark explained how he killed the sand dragon queen. Ivy claimed that she wanted to see a dragon and asked why Stone was yelling at Heath about running away from dragons before asking Lark if she could have a pet dragon (much to her mother's disapproval). Later, Ivy mentally noted how the women and children created Dragonslayer Way but that her father took all the credit. She befriended Violet and Daffodil and formed the Truth Seekers with them. One of their "quests" was to find out what Heath really does, and to discover the truth about Valor.
When Violet and Daffodil visited, Lark said she could tell them that Ivy was studying, but Ivy denied, saying she was finished with her homework. Ivy was surprised that the Truth Seekers had lasted for a year since she joined. She expressed her desire to become a Wingwatcher to Daffodil and Violet, showing them her drawing of a sea dragon. The three decided to do a Truth Seeker mission instead. Ivy wished she could see a dragon palace, wondering how dragons could be vicious wild animals if they also had castles and lived together, and had queens who ruled over them. Violet asked how Heath could have gone to the mountain dragon palace and back in three days, causing Ivy to wonder where he went during that time. Ivy decided to follow Heath around Valor when he left the caves. She ran into Foxglove, and the older Wingwatcher took her outside of the city. They spied on Heath before a night dragon passes by. Ivy told Foxglove that she loved the dragon, and passionately claimed that she wanted to be a Wingwatcher. Foxglove said she would put in good word for Ivy and took her back underground.More information flying in soon...
Ivy and Daffodil consider each other best friends, caring greatly for each other. Ivy thinks that she could not imagine life without Daffodil along with Violet, calling the possibility of the two getting banished the worst thing ever to happen.
Ivy is friends with Foxglove, and looks up to the older Wingwatcher. She is impressed by Foxglove's calm, focused, and unimpressed face, and tried to imitate it. She gave Foxglove her best drawing of a dragon in flight, which was a night dragon, the first dragon they saw together. Ivy wrote "Thank you for everything" in the corner. After hearing Foxglove was arrested by Heath, Ivy worried about Foxglove's safety often, determined to save her.
Heath is Ivy's father. She cares about her father, despite knowing all the horrible things he has done. Ivy notes that "it always felt something like sunlight" when he paid attention to her. Ivy never talked to anyone about her father's temper, not even to Violet and Daffodil — she could sometimes calm him down when he was really mad, or help him make peace with Lark whenever they had a fight. When it did not work, she was also "really good at staying out of his way." Ivy and Lark hid in Ivy's room when Heath had broken a few plates in a rage in the kitchen, the both of them pretending not to hear. After exposing his lies to Valor, she assured him that things would get better, and that he could still be her dad, if he wanted to be.
Ivy helped him escape from some SkyWings, and quickly became friends. She shows concern for Leaf during the Wingwatcher arrests, and before Leaf rode on Cereus, she promises that she will help him look for Wren. They appear to have romantic feelings for each other, as shown when they kiss before Leaf leaves on Cereus (or "Sweetface") to find Wren.
Ivy seems to have a friendly relationship with Sky. They terrified the citizens of Valor and exposed Heath together. Ivy notes that she couldn't stop watching him, and had a "constant impulse to babble at him about how perfect he was," adding how she was repressing it with great difficulty.
Ivy views Violet as one of her best friends, and thinks Violet is the smartest girl in Valor. She is shown to care about Violet's wellbeing, such as when she mentions the risk of Violet and Daffodil getting banished from Valor and worries about Violet when Heath arrests her. When Ivy was sneaking into the SandWing stronghold with Leaf and Stone, she wishes that Violet was with them. After Ivy, Sky, and Wren free the Wingwatchers, Ivy hugged Violet fiercely.
- "Because he's the boss of everyone, or because he did a Dragonstare a long, long, long time ago?"
- ― to Lark about her father, Heath (Dragonslayer, page 36)
- "Were the other dragons mad at Daddy? I think maybe slayering a dragon is not very nice. I bet that dragon did not like getting poked until it fell over and couldn't get up again."
- ― to Lark (Dragonslayer, page 37)
- "Mommy. Mommy. Mommy, you know how Daffodil has a pet rabbit? Do you think I can have a pet dragon?"
- ― to Lark about Daffodil's pet rabbit (Dragonslayer, page 37)
- "But Miss Laurel, why can my dad go there whenever he wants, but Pine went there once, and now he's banished from Valor forever?"
- ― to Miss Laurel about Pine being banished from Valor (Dragonslayer, page 43)
- "My dad's a liar. [...] He let his sister die. And all the people he's banished, and who knows how many hundreds of people in all those villages the dragons destroyed. That's all because of him."
- ― to Daffodil, Stone, and Violet about Heath (Dragonslayer, page 206)
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