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.
Unlike their diurnal relatives, Night Glory drakes are shy and reserved. Active during the night, they are often mistaken for bats and chased away from human settlements. With their excellent agility and night vision, they are perfectly adapted to nocturnal life. Breeding only takes place during evenings after the dark settles in.
Sienna was an unhappy dragon for a long time. Her eggs were popular with other dragon keepers, so raindear often sent her to the breeding pens, but her heartmate is Morning Glory, another female dragon. Morning Glory was not allowed to accompany Sienna to the breeding pens, and this caused her unnecessary stress. Then, one day she approached raindear with her problem. Raindear immediately understood, and told all the dragons that heartmates are to accompany any dragon that wants the extra support in the breeding pens. Sienna was always happy that her eggs were popular with others and happy to produce them, but now she is much happier overall.