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.
Hellfire Wyverns are so named for their foul tempers and fiery visages. Their social structure places all females above all males, due to superior physical characteristics and violent dispositions. Forced subservience of the males causes them to become vicious, petty, antisocial, and passive-aggressive compared to the aggressive and social females. However, orphaned hatchlings raised by foster parents of another species can develop surprisingly even tempers and mellow dispositions, proving that their defining unpleasant nature is, in fact, a learned behavior.
Sohajo Cisb's most obvious feature is his close relation to the Thuwed bloodlines. This has caused the clan human no little grief. He might have warned her the lines' descendants love to run away from home and find protective clans elsewhere.
To consider Cerise (translated from his pretentious Saurian moniker) a stud first, a hellfire second, and an individual a distant last, however, has hurt many erstwhile acquaintances. Raised in the shifting structures of Kad's clan away from other hellfires, Cer grew up independent and proactive. Unfortunately, he also gained independence from social mores. His "adventures" with a variety of younger dragons are carefully ignored by the clan. The human tools and torches trail into his alcove, and intriguingly shaped packages trickle back out, without comment.
Some of the live specimens don't even come back out. How Cer is using his intelligence and understanding of psychology while sequestered inside is matter for private imagination.