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.
Mint colored dragons are the most peaceful of all dragons; they only eat plants unless they scavenge meat from an already dead animal. They also have no ways to attack others or defend themselves. They are much smaller than other forms of dragons since they only double in size when they mature. Mint dragons are unable to use magic and cannot fly since they lack wings. Their looks have given rise to the common insult of calling dragons "large lizards."
Lyonorr spends most of her time hiding from the other female dragons in her clan. The castle they live in has plenty of hiding places, and her small size makes it easy for her to lay her eggs somewhere safe. She spends the days watching over her eggs and hatchlings, at night she sneaks out to nibble on the moss that grows on the castle walls and to sometimes get meat from whichever male dragon is interested in her at the moment. She's perfectly happy with this lifestyle, because she wants nothing more than to be with her babies all the time anyway.