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.
EbonFlame is a troublemaker. Though he never actually hurts things that possess any sort of high IQ (aka. Other dragons or humans), he does have a reputation for being a rather large bully. He always finds enjoyment in picking on other things, whether it's just poking fun at them, or getting physical by pushing them around and flat out toying with them. He loves to strike fear into his victims, though it's mostly just a bluff. Now that he's an adult, he spends most of his time roaming outside the cave, harassing creatures out of boredom and just causing mischief wherever he goes.