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.
Midnitath is the highest-ranking dragon in the Weyr. He ultimately makes all the decisions and controls all the dragons below him. He founded the Weyr and has breeding rights with all the other females, whether they have other mates or not, and has a multitude of children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and so on. He is not focused highly on strength and speed, but has a clever mind and a good sense of humor. However, he can sometimes be rash and hardheaded. He doesn't like listening to anyone else.
His mate is the fair purple Rozetath.
His heir is black Mirozidath, the princess of the Weyr. His son-in-law is season Summerath, and he has no black grandchildren of the Weyr.
Only black family members have an importance. He has had many purple daughters, and none are eligible for the rank of heir. Thus, one of his youngest daughters, Mirozidath, was chosen. The parents must also be Midnitath and Rozetath, as children from another mother have no special rights at all.