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.
Golden Wyverns are known for their beautiful metallic scales and rumored magical abilities. Living high in the mountains, these dragons do not believe in killing for sport or pleasure. They will hunt only when hungry and defend themselves when provoked, but will avoid killing to the best of their abilities. Golden Wyverns often mingle with other dragons of similar color and take pride in their shimmering hide.
The mountains in which this dragon lives have a tendency to be coated with ice more months than not. This had made life rather difficult for the humans who live there... but thankfully this male is always around to help out. Quick to catch carts sliding out of control or rescue stranded villagers, he's respected and loved by all... but none more so, perhaps, than the children. Of course, their reason for this isn't so noble as their elder's reasons; they simply like how he'll snap off giant icicles for them to suck on!