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.
When Water dragons mature, they lose the ability to survive on land, entering the water permanently. They are adept swimmers and eat whatever fish are in the lake they live in. They tend to inhabit the same lake for their entire lives, although a few live in the ocean and swim all over the world.
Cobalt is what some dragons might call a prodigy. His control over the magic of the water came more naturally to him than it even has to his mother, or to his adopted uncle, Azulon. It is said that it was probably the result of being the son of one of the great fighters, the ever-infamous Ebonclaw. The water dragon has few friends because of his fairly competitive attitude, and because he prefers to rush into a conflict head-on rather than trying to solve it by words. His favorite hobby is much like his mother's, to explore every inch of the bodies of water on the territory, while looking for shiny things at the bottom of the lake to hoard.