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.
Dark green dragons, once they mature, appear to become an entirely different species. However, this isn’t true. Rather, they burrow underground and get nutrients from their vines. These vines are sometimes referred to as Dragon Grass. These dragons are very violent, and will use their vines to capture, kill, and eat anything that moves, as well as nearby plants. Luckily, their range is limited and they cannot use magic. Dark green dragons tend to be easy to spot since they usually kill all plants around them and thus are usually surrounded by a large clearing.
Dancing Ivy, contrary to her pretty and carefree name, is a jealous and vengeful dark green dragon. The root of her problem is her glamorous purple dragon mother. Dancing Ivy contorts her many vines with fury when she thinks of how her mother prances around, flicking her beautiful golden mane and how the male dragons flock around her, like moths to a flame. Dancing Ivy hides in her burrow and plots revenge against her mother. As she plots, she takes particular pleasure in capturing any and every innocently wandering creature in her vines and slowly poisoning them as she leaches their life force. Woe betide anything purple that crosses her path unknowingly. Upon those little creatures she has no mercy! Little does she know that her mother has foretold that Dancing Ivy will one day fall hopelessly in love with a dragon whose mother is purple! Perhaps when the prophecy comes true, Dancing Ivy will shed her bitterness, revealing a hidden beauty underneath. Or perhaps not.