Dragons are creatures with nearly unlimited life spans. They can survive for long periods of time, and no one has found a dragon that has died of old age. Adolescence is usually marked by the growth of a hatchling’s wings, although not all breeds of dragons grow wings and some breeds have other traits that indicate the beginning of maturation. Once they hit adolescence, hatchlings change quickly, maturing to their full forms in only 2 years.
Dragons don’t communicate with each other verbally, but they will growl to scare off predators and frighten prey. Young dragons will emit an extremely high-pitched squeal when they are frightened. To communicate, they use telepathy with each other and to speak to other creatures.
White dragons are pacifists and specialize in extremely strong healing magic. The only limit of this magic is that it can’t bring back the dead. They only eat plants and never kill living things.
Salud is the resident healer in Retsu's cave. Her name comes from the Spanish word for health, which is fitting indeed. When Yami, the black dragon, comes home from battles, Salud easily heals any wounds she may have. Salud also is the caretaker of the hatchlings. She tells them stories, plays with them, and heals any scrapes, scratches, or bruises they might get during their roughhousing.