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.
Stone dragons have a tough outer covering made of a stone-like material. They eat rocks, using the minerals they contain for nourishment and to keep up their stone outer shell. They rarely move, and are the heaviest of all types of dragons. Although they have wings, indicating flight ability, no one has ever seen a stone dragon flying.
Kytes spends most of his time sleeping nearby the track leading to his families cave. Because he moves so rarely, moss and other small plants have begun to grow upon his stony frame. In fact, he blends in so well with the surrounding mountains that many passers-by fail to realise that he actually is a dragon rather then a random assemble of boulders. This has often lead to the last words of several travellers resting on his nose being something along the lines of "Hey...this rock looks just like a dra.."
He will occasionally, if pressed, go off in search of food for dragons guarding the cave and the surrounding areas, but only if he is accompanied by one or more of the caves hatchlings. His idea is to give them plenty of experience in hunting, so he won't need to be bothered in future.