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.
As the eldest and gentlest dragon in the cave, Whyte is the undisputed patriarch of the family. He seldom speaks and even then utters only words of wisdom. The other dragons often seek counsel with him in order to resolve their problems. So great is their respect that a single whisper from him is enough to silence the entire cave.
He excels in the white magic arts and many humans with sick or injured relatives brave the perilous journey to his home in order to beg for his services. He always graciously agrees and heals the needy, in the hopes that they will use their renewed lives to build a better world.
Whyte was abandoned as a hatchling by his birth parents to die in the cold, but a single human female found and rescued him. After several days searching she secured a mountain home for him, where he now resides with his extended family. His loyalty and adoration for this girl knows no bounds and he is always the first to greet her when she visits the territory.