It really does make a difference. How many of you would have been nice to Riv if you knew it was me from the beginning? You surely wouldn't have behaved in the same way, I guarantee you. If not for Riv's feminine appearance, would I ever have gotten to know better the people I did?
Wow, you probably know best, but from what I saw, whenever anyone saw Rivanna, they were two kinds: normal-ish, and the very awkward, "heehee, are you a...girl? heehee, the Warlight maybe can be kind of mean to you, let me show you about" *thinking maybe he can get girlfriend"