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.
Born of the prestigious Penk lineage, Sparkling Silver Sand is a proud dragon and the envy of many. Because of this, he learned to loathe humans that only wanted him for his near royal birth. Because of this, he hides among his clan, only answering to the call of his master, the one human who did not see him as an object for prestige.