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.
High and aloof The Third Gargoyle is convinced he is more important than any other dragon in his clan. He refuses to part with the wreath he wears around his head and prefers to sit silently on a rocky outcropping near his cave. Maybe someday he will meet someone that he deems his equal and she will be able to convince him to mingle with society. For now he waits, lonely in his pride.