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.
When Water dragons mature, they lose the ability to survive on land, entering the water permanently. They are adept swimmers and eat whatever fish are in the lake they live in. They tend to inhabit the same lake for their entire lives, although a few live in the ocean and swim all over the world.
StrongToes is a very beautiful and mysterious dragon. No one knows much about her, not even her parents. She spends most of her time underwater doing strange things that makes the water glow and shine as brightly as the stars. This is a beautiful sight that would shun the biggest and brightest jewel. The others come and stare at the water during these beautiful moments but can never get a glimpse of her. She refuses to tell and loves to keep he others in suspense. The only clue to her thoughts are through her eyes. One can see flashes of anger, tears of sorrow, and a gleam of jealousy. Her eyes always seem to twinkle whenever WaterLegs seems to walk by. She is certain that sometimes he looks at her from the corner of his eye.