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.
Black dragons are warriors. They are strong and capable in battles of force, but also ample magic users, capable of devastating opponents with their spells. Their bright eyes give them excellent night vision, which is why they generally hunt during the night.
Obscura is a daughter of Wild dragons who was captured and later abandoned by her captor. She and her mate Obscurus were raised at thevinyard to be hunters for the community, since the Guardians prefer a different diet from the Vine and White dragons who live there. Obscura is willing to fight when thevinyard needs defending, but prefers to hunt, at which she excels on account of her Wilderness heritage.