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.
First of all, the name is pronounced Zoki-kuetsal-seewapeelee, and don't forget it. Xochi, as her name shows, was born in the vibrant jungles of Peru. How she ended up being stolen by The Lady when The Lady's never been to Peru is a whole 'nother story. Xochi chose her own name when she grew up, calling herself "flower feather princess" in an ancient language to keep the other dragons in line and remind them that her ancestors were worshiped by the Mayans. There is little documentation that proves this claim to be true, but they let her believe that anyway. It humors her. She has an ego the size of Jupiter. Despite all that, Xochi is secretly a kind dragon and fiercely loyal. She adores hatchlings and will therefore breed with any male that makes a face at her, adding to the giant quantities of vines crowding the abandon caves. Don't tell her that vines aren't popular. She'll eat you.
Xochi helps guard the cave where The Lady's drove live.