How To Train Your Dragon: Ireth and Vespera Fable

Our fable begins with a young 18 year old viking girl that goes by the name Ireth Netherland. Who isn't a fighter but an apothecary and alchemist and has a natural curiosity that seems to get her into trouble in more ways than one. Viewed as the outcast of the whole tribe, Ireth must under go a now ten year tradition of claiming a dragon companion of her own again after failing it for 2 years and this is her last chance. Having experienced many bad moments with dragons Ireth has developed a fear of most of the dragon species. Distraught and worried that she would be kicked out of the tribe, Ireth goes out into the woods after failing the test a third time to allow her some comfort in her own mind. There she meets something unexpected that would make her life either easier or deeper into despair. How To Train Your Dragon is owned by Cressida Cowell and Dreamworks.

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November 23rd, 2016, 2:07 pm

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yamilink, November 23rd, 2016, 2:07 pm

Well.... everyone hold onto your butts! Things are gonna get messy!

Also... Happy Thanksgiving my little dragons! Even to those who don't celebrate it. That's okay! I'm submitting this early since I won't be online tomorow due to the USA holiday, and because I am oh so thankful of you guys! Reading all your comments brings me great joy, and I always feel the love of your support!
I know this year has pretty much kicked the dump bucket all over our lives, but we must stay strong to clean up the mess that the ignorant, greedy, and life have done to us. We must be unite together, be the brothers and sisters that we are. Be thankful with what we have, and aspire to give to others who are less fortunate than ourselves. Be the friend that not many have. Be kind, respectful, and selfless. Don't be an Ulfr.
I love you all.

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User Comments:

ArtIsLife (Guest), November 23rd, 2016, 2:15 pm

Happy Thanksgiving everybody even though its wednesday either way be filled with turkey or boar XD

Keenan (Guest), November 23rd, 2016, 3:56 pm

@yamilink: Well said, well done. Thank You. Same to you sweetheart, we salute you.

Xthorna (Guest), November 26th, 2016, 7:49 pm


Whoa, what's this guy's issue?? Its almost like he won't be happy until he's the only one w/ a dragon or something... I can't wait to see what happens next xD

Nashew, November 26th, 2016, 10:30 pm

You're living side-by-side with dragons and you're complaining about one person? Grow up dude, your life is awesome

Jay the night fury (Guest), November 28th, 2016, 4:20 pm

*devious psycotic gigle*

*devious psycotic giggle*
Don't worry ulfr. Your path leads right
where i want you: Y O U R D E A T H ! ! !

Guest, November 28th, 2016, 6:06 pm

umm.... PG place maybe?

@Jay the night fury: oh... lovely...

Jay the night fury (Guest), November 30th, 2016, 2:12 pm


@Guest: Just kidding.
But srsly, if he ever does something to Ireth or Vespera I will go in that timeline and erase him, F O R E V E R.

nightfuryrider25 (Guest), November 30th, 2016, 6:08 pm

special request

@yamilink: dear yamilink

my name is nightfuryrider I don't know if you heard my special request from deviantart. But I'm going to college at MATC in Madison WI to computer animation class and was wondering with your permission if I could turn your story ireth and vespera into a computer animation video. I'm a huge fan of ireth and vespera and for fun I wanted to try and turn the comic into a cartoon movie but only half of what you have made so far. so with your permission I ask if I can turn your comic into an animated short film of what you have made. I won't change anything, in fact I love your comic just the way it is, I'm just saying as a huge fan of ireth and vespera I can turn every detail of your comic into a animated short film, but only with your permission.

thanks for your time can't wait to see what happens next.


yamilink, December 1st, 2016, 3:58 pm

@nightfuryrider25: Hi there! I did not receive your request! Perhaps you can send me a note on dA and we can discuss this.

Keenan (Guest), December 9th, 2016, 10:11 pm

Wait up!

@yamilink: If you do go through with this motion animation deal, I can provide the voices for most of the characters. You can find me on facebook as Keenan Wiley (Cad Bane) if you want me involved and to discuss this further. Thank You.

Nicolbolas13, December 30th, 2016, 3:04 pm

@Keenan:I don't think DreamWorks would recognize your movie as part of the canon, but I know that I would consider it canon

Keenan (Guest), January 1st, 2017, 8:09 pm

@Nicolbolas13: Yamilink and nightfury25 were talking about taking this comic and copying part of it as a live animated short. All I did was offer to do the voices for the chracters in this. I have an arsenal of highly authentic impressionistic antics. I thought they might like to use them. Would be nice, even a dream come true if DreamWorks did pick this up? Of course. But right now all were talking about is a little non-profit project within what is basically an entertaining hobby. I've seen people do things like this all the time on Youtube. Plus, why are you talking to me? I'm not the one behind all this to begin with.

Nicolbolas13, January 2nd, 2017, 8:13 am

@Keenan: If it is a film, then I will count is as canon.

Nighthunter (Guest), January 9th, 2017, 6:35 am


@Nicolbolas13: Honestly this could be canon cuz it fits with a lot of Dreamworks themes in the realm of growing up and coming of age. Just my opinion, I think it has a lot of great stuff

Eris the dragon (Guest), December 3rd, 2016, 3:51 am

Hi, I've been reading your comic, and i just want to say IT IS AMAZING!!! I love your characters, your drawing, all of it! Now I'm new to this message thing, and there is so much I wanted to tell you, and ask you. Like, how do you manage to draw so well the dragons? How do you manage to continue the story without giving up? I tried to making a few manga stories, but they all fail. And how did you find such a great name for Vespera (I'm jealous of it). I also would like to say, I'm officially one of your fans.
Now, those are nice comments: your stories are so amazing, it encouraged me to make my very own story on "How to train your dragon". Only, I'm still on the preparation of the story.
So now, all I want to say is thank you (since your story brought insperation to me and others), and keep going with your story, and never give up!
Oh! P.S. Ulfur's jealous.

Guest, December 12th, 2016, 8:06 am

@yamilink: get them in now

ComicLover (Guest), December 29th, 2016, 9:47 am


Hi, I noticed you didn't update in quite some time. I was wondering if you where on hiatus? When will the comic continue? I love this comic btw, it is amazing! Hope you keep on going.

Eris the dragon (Guest), January 7th, 2017, 6:24 am


(Hi, me again), I got a question for Vespera, and for Lifa.

If you chose a mate, what is your type of male Night Fury?

And Lifa, when you're older, what dragon will you ride on?

nightfuryrider25, January 12th, 2017, 9:01 pm

ireth and vespera fable fan

hello world nightfury25 speaking i heard some fans want in on helping me with my project to turn ireth and vespera fable into a live computer animation if you want to follow me I'm on Facebook look for Nicole Paris. oh and yamalink I'm starting school next tuesday and i will soon be getting ready for computer animation after i finish 2 classes. thanks and hope you like it when i get it started.

Keenan (Guest), January 14th, 2017, 10:59 pm

Your FB profile.

@nightfuryrider25: Which Nicole Paris are you? I found several. Could you send me a friend request so we can talk more directly?

nightfury25 (Guest), January 18th, 2017, 1:08 pm

ireth and vespera fan

dear keenan is your name keenan howard? if it is on facebook i'll send you a friend request.

Keenan (Guest), June 17th, 2017, 6:36 pm

Contact for conversation

@nightfury25: My name is actually Keenan Wiley (Cad Bane) and yes I do have a FB profile under this name. Plus I have posted some demo's of my work on my profile. Due to some technical trouble I can't share the posts more selectively or specifically, but if you go to my timeline and look at the April 2016 section, I believe you'll find what you are looking for. Hope to hear from you.

P.S. Sorry it took so long for me to respond to this, I've been busy and taking hard hits like crazy. Still sorting things out, but I can make time for you and others, especially for a project like this, all you have to do is ask. HTHFY (Hope to hear from you.) Take care.

Eris the dragon (Guest), February 25th, 2017, 10:17 am

What if...

Hi, me again.
Hey, i was wondering, has anyone here thought of the idea of being a dragon? One thing for sure, it must be magical flying in the air with your very own wings.

RedRavenRiot (Guest), March 29th, 2017, 11:48 am

@Eris the dragon: Pritty sure Hiccup had that idea when he made the flight suit.

Stressed Person (Guest), March 29th, 2017, 6:12 pm



Anyway... Several things you should know to help:
-I have social anxiety
-I am not good with thinking of responses on the spot... :(
-I think about things hours later when the situation is done and past(things that stress me out and make me either super ticked off or super depressed and sad like what i should have said or done at the time)

Situation: You know how there is always that one kid who's ego is through the roof? There's one that sits right next to me in a class... I'm not going to say his name because i am a nice person but whenever i am doing something that the usual "phone faces"(people who NEVER put their phones down or are addicted to social media crap) or as some call them "prissy girls and jock sports jerks" (you get who i'm talking about) would not find common like sewing something small in class or making something crafty, the guy points his phone at me like he's recording me and says "How's it feel to be a gangsta?". This has happened three times now after i was doing different things. I obviously think he has some problems because he's always disobeying the teacher, breaking the rules, and overall being a jerk, but I dont know how to deal with it! I dont know why but it bugs me when he starts a conversation with me! i can barely find the courage to respond let alone would i ever be able to tell him to leave me the heck alone! I expressively tell people that i do not like conversations yet they bug me when i am minding my own business completely! DX I DONT KNOW HOW TO DEAL WITH THIS! DX How does sewing in class, building a pipe-cleaner dragon, or wearing a Stitch(lilo and stitch) hat make me a gangster?!?! PLEASE HELP ME DX HELP ME DEAL WITH THIS! HELP ME FIND CLOSURE OR SOMETHING DX! IM REALLY SORRY TO THROW THIS ON EVERYONE BUT I DONT KNOW WHERE ELSE TO GO! I AM To SHY TO TALK TO MY TEACHERS ABOUT IT LET ALONE GO TO THE COUNSELORS!

...please help me i'm begging you...

yamilink, April 4th, 2017, 10:48 am

@Stressed Person:
I completely understand where you are coming from with this. I've had people look over my shoulder to see what I am doing (Which bothers me to high heaven) when I was back in school. Or they would start bothering me for no ungodly reason.
But this is the point where it's becoming harassment, you constantly telling people to leave you alone and yet they still disregard your feelings and respect.
But I am going to side on Eris on this one. You really do need to speak to a teacher or a counselor. I know it's scary, since I have problems confronting people as well when they are invading my space. But you do not want to be pushed into a corner like a scared and angry cat. It will not help you or the situation you are in.
Think of it this way, use your drive to be left alone to speak to a teacher or counselor. They are there to help you, and since this boy has been known to make trouble, they may even listen more.
I would suggest from them that you would like to change seats or have him be moved somewhere else.
Another thing, I would ignore him completely. Do not give him the satisfaction that he is getting to you, you focus on what you want to do. Things won't get done if you sit idly by, it will only grow until you snap, and I don't want to see that happen to you.

Good luck.

Rahrah (Guest), June 1st, 2017, 6:50 pm


@yamilink: Sorry compleatly unrelated to that thread but THAT IS A RECENT POST OMG YESSSS YOU LIVE YOU HAVEN"T GHOSTED USSS YOU STILL VIST AND UPDATE AND STUFF YAY.^.^ it's good to know you're still here, I hope everything goes amazing for you while you're away. :)

Eris the dragon (Guest), April 2nd, 2017, 7:18 am

To RedravenRiot

I guess you're right...
But i was mostly imagining it with ACTUAL wings...
But you're right.

Eris the Dragon (Guest), April 2nd, 2017, 7:30 am

To Stressed Person

Sorry to say this, but I just just read you're situation problem (SO SORRY). I should be minding my own business
But I just want to say I feel sorry for you. I know how it feels like, and it was a good thing to be asking help. But honestly, i think you should tell the teacher. When i was in a situation just like this, my parents told me it was best to tell the teacher, otherwise those people will never stop bugging you (or maybe other people). I'm very shy too, so it was a little nervous, but when i told it to my teacher, things got a lot better.
Soooo... you don't have to follow my advise. Hope they'll leave you alone. (Best luck!)

No Longer Stressed Person (Guest), April 10th, 2017, 5:33 pm

Thank you so much everyone!

Things have been better, though i have not seen the counselors, but there have been a few instances now where i have been able to knock his ego down in size, and i think some of what i said he took seriously for a short time. He hasn't bugged me since but i'm hoping push won't come to shove. Thank you so much for the advice guys!

Also i just want to say thanks yamilink for being accepting of my irrelivant-to-this-epic-comic comment and i can't wait for the next page!

rainbeon, April 18th, 2017, 11:25 am


hey i just wanted to ask not being rude because i love your comics but when is the next comic out? I'm just on a cliff hanger and i just cant imagine what comes next plus i hate cliff hangers i don't know what to do when i get to them thanks for your time i just cant wait to see

Eris the Dragon (Guest), May 8th, 2017, 8:12 am


Hey Yamilink, I was wondering when will the next page come? Do you have a timetable or something to upload the next page? I understand if these questions are annoying, and it takes time to make a page, but I just want to be sure.
And if it helps, I find it better and probably relieving to upload something like one chapter at a time.

Eris he dragon (Guest), May 8th, 2017, 8:15 am


Hey Yamilink, I was wondering when the next page will come out. I know these questions are really bothering, and it takes time to make a page. But I just want to know if you have a regular date or something to upload the pages.

Total Hipster (Guest), May 8th, 2017, 7:13 pm


Devious Purrloin (Guest), May 10th, 2017, 7:26 pm

Please update!

Guest, May 21st, 2017, 1:41 pm

I love your story and was hoping to hear more soon when ever you can

IloveHowToTrainYourDragon (Guest), June 11th, 2017, 9:21 pm

You ok

You haven't updated in a while are you okay cause I concern and care for all very nice people in the world

IloveHowToTrainYourDragonI (Guest), June 11th, 2017, 9:25 pm

I would like to thank you Authour because s story I randomly found one day and your stories inspired me to never top and keep trying even if the work takes a while and a little stressful

IloveHowToTrainYourDragon (Guest), June 12th, 2017, 8:36 pm

A bad ending for me

Everything around me is so stressful and I was wondering if you can give me advice on how not to be stressful and I know your busy and you probably won't respond soon but hey that's totally fine but can you just take a couple minutes to write to me plz also your comics keep me going love your drawing and hope to see you if that doesn't sound awkward

yamilink, June 13th, 2017, 9:17 am

@IloveHowToTrainYourDragon: Hello fellow fan, I am replying to you in terms of how to cope with stress.
I am sorry that life has thrown its many curve balls at you, and it's hard to maintain a stress free life during these days.
But what I can say is that take a deep breath, and assess the situation. Take a step back from everything and find a place where you feel safe and comfortable. Then I would write out all the things that are the most important to take care of. The little things can wait.
Do not rush yourself. You have plenty of time.
When I am feeling stressed, I always tell myself "Everything is going to be okay. I can do this. Everything will be alright." Kinda like a mantra. It helps me feel steady and in control. And roll with the punches. Worrying about the little things won't help you, figure out the big things first.

I hope that helps you. I mean, I am no expert and this is my own way of dealing with stress and anxiety. You just have to find your own little niche.

Good luck. And thank you for being a fan of my comic!

IloveHowToTrainYourDragon (Guest), June 12th, 2017, 8:47 pm


OMG for some reason Halloween hit me and now I'm thinking of making my own Ireth outfit and be her for Halloween

Guest, July 3rd, 2017, 7:31 pm


@IloveHowToTrainYourDragon: I already done it :P 741836.519424726&type=3&theater

ILoveHowToTrainYourDragon (Guest), June 22nd, 2017, 7:27 pm


Thanks for the advice I'm so much calmer and relaxed thx

Scarlet (Guest), June 28th, 2017, 4:20 pm

I wonder what Ulfr in up to

ILoveHowToTrainYourDragon (Guest), June 29th, 2017, 3:17 pm

Yea I wonder as well

ILoveHowToTrainYourDragon (Guest), June 29th, 2017, 3:20 pm

I have a question for vespers, vespera, what do your parents look like?

Alice (Guest), July 3rd, 2017, 8:43 am

Please... continue with the comic!!!!

TheFuriousNightFury (Guest), July 29th, 2017, 9:48 pm

Anonymous fan wants more

@yamilink: Can you do more please? I'm waiting for months now. Not to rush you, I'm just wondering mostly??

Eris the dragon (Guest), August 28th, 2017, 3:56 am

Answer back quickly, please

Hey Yamilink, I was wondering if i could use your idea for my character: about the idea of two ribbons dangling down Vespera's tail (a sign of puberty). But I want to know if that's okay with you, 100%. And you can be honest. If that's not okay for you, totally fine.
(Just answer back as soon as possible, please.

yamilink, August 28th, 2017, 9:43 am

@Eris the dragon: As long as you give me credit, and link me your work. Thank you for being considerate and asking me first! :)

thorn563 (Guest), September 2nd, 2017, 10:23 am


are you going to finish How To Train Your Dragon: Ireth and Vespera Fable
you left in on such a cliff hanger and i want to see more

Guest, September 9th, 2017, 1:35 pm

Yea you left us ok a cliff hugger and we were wondering when New chapters will be up because it has been a while since you last updated

Guest, September 9th, 2017, 1:36 pm

I agree with thorn

kitty (Guest), September 20th, 2017, 7:01 pm

Yeah if you arent going to finish that is sad but fine and all but i would like to know so i can stop wasting my time checking to see if there is more every week

yamilink, September 21st, 2017, 10:55 am

@kitty: Then stop wasting your time. I am still on hiatus because I can't find the motivation to work on my comics after coming home from a full time job.
Guilt tripping or comments like yours doesn't make comics come any faster.

Enchanted Engine, September 25th, 2017, 8:07 pm

Hey Yamilink, I'm real sorry that you have to struggle with that little time on your hands. I'm afraid of getting into stuff like that too, so I'm gonna give you the motivation you deserve. Theodore Roosevelt once said, "Believe you can and you're halfway there". Don't let a bunch o nags get you down, I don't care how long it takes! "If it takes NINE SEASONS! Nine more seasons Morty NINE more seasons!!" As said by Rick Sanchez.

Enchanted Engine, September 25th, 2017, 8:17 pm

I mean, samurai jack went on hiatus for 10 years. This ain't nothing.

RahRah (Guest), November 30th, 2017, 10:58 pm

@yamilink: I still just get so excited whenever I come back to check and I see that you've replied to someone, because that means you're still here and you're still checking in. You should take as much time as you need. :)

HUMAN DISAPPOINTED IN HUMANS (Guest), November 7th, 2017, 5:38 pm


ILoveHowToTrainYourDrago (Guest), November 10th, 2017, 4:46 pm

I loved this so much I was ireth for Halloween

ILoveHowToTrainYourDrago (Guest), November 10th, 2017, 4:49 pm

And I agree with human disappointed in humans leave yamilink alone for once

Guest, November 24th, 2017, 6:53 pm

Litterly been a whole year D:

daturapidge (Guest), December 5th, 2017, 12:47 pm

That gronkle looks so pleased with itself XD

Marianna (Guest), December 14th, 2017, 9:11 pm


I always enjoy reading this comic from the start. I will be very emotive if you update, but even if you don't or take your time, because everyone has a life, I want to thank you deep for creating such a wonferful and unique story. I love your desings and scenarios, and everything is so vivid! A glorious job you did! Thank you for sharing it with us, your faithful public! All the love, Mar.

howtotrainyourdragon (Guest), January 10th, 2018, 5:22 pm

Okay so get this I'm thinking for the next comic strip Vespera starts liking Toothless

Ilovehowtotrainyojrdragon (Guest), January 16th, 2018, 6:31 pm

So I've been wondering yamilink, how do you get your drawings to be so good and what inspired you

The Nerdess (Guest), February 8th, 2018, 3:02 pm

Wow, this is amazing! when are you going to continue it? Your lines are so smooth and everything is expressive and proportionate, I can't help but admire it!

A Friend (Guest), February 10th, 2018, 6:45 pm

Thank You Yamilink...

I hope you get whatever is holding you down sorted! I too am fighting through hardships. I understand. I wish you the best of luck in your life, so do with it what you enjoy!
Ever since I stumbled upon this a part of my life has been filled in. <3 Even if you can't find it in you to continue in 50 yrs, I will never forget this story... It has inspired me so much and I owe you more than I could ever give Yamilink. Thank you.

PhoenixFyre (Guest), March 29th, 2018, 11:47 pm

Really Love Your Work

Hey Yamlink! I really love your work (and am totally jealous of your skill with drawing) and have been following your comic for a while. Just wanted to ask, is everything all right? There hasn't been an update in a year and a half. Now I look back, could it really have been that long? Geez, but, never mind my rambling, just wanted to know if you were alright, and if you were still continuing this story. :)

The SkrillRider (Guest), March 30th, 2018, 11:03 am

I'm so sorry....

Wow, I just looked over a bunch of my previous comments, and man, I sound like such a jerk. I am sincerely sorry for every one of my previous comments, and I hope you're doing okay. Take as much time as you need, we're all here for you. :)

Xthorna (Guest), April 22nd, 2018, 9:28 pm


I can't believe its been so long... I hope you haven't given up writing the story, I really like what's happen so far & would love to see more. Will keep checking back anyway...

HTTYD 3 hype (Guest), June 12th, 2018, 7:55 pm

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