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.
White dragons are pacifists and specialize in extremely strong healing magic. The only limit of this magic is that it can’t bring back the dead. They only eat plants and never kill living things.
Alaunus was named for a god of healing, sun, and prophecy when he grew into a fine male white. He has lived up this name, bringing sunshine in the form of his cheerful personality, healing wounds of both spirit and body - and with the rare gift of prophecy in dreams, warning the lair of danger. Ignored by both Arron and Fatin, he does not playing in the political maneuverings of the lair, but instead helps Akoko keep the newest members safe from Arron's posturing and Fatin's manipulations.