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.
Magi dragons are, as their name suggests, primarily magic users. They rarely use physical forms of attack. They eat anything they can kill, which is almost everything. They won’t kill unprovoked except when hunting, although they may kill humans if in danger. Their strong magic makes them one of the most feared breeds of dragons.
Minerva has no little amount of intellect, which isn't surprising considering her parents, but she lacks her mother's pure scientific curiosity as well as her father's political ambitions. Minerva's big passion is teaching and she assigned herself the task of tutoring the hatchlings and finding out which are talented enough to further their studies in magic once they grow up. She has sponsored several young dragons into Delirium's academy who otherwise might have never had that chance and she doesn't even care if they are magis or not.
While her father has criticized her choices from time to time and they argue frequently, he does respect the fact that she is who she is and that she stands her ground.