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.
First Snowfall was adopted as a hatchling by Soul of Flowers. She rescued him from a particularly severe winter storm on Christmas Eve by using her gift with seasons to calm the storm. The young hatchling used his developing magical potential to aid the female, which resulted in a beautiful layer of soft, white snow covering the area outside of their cave. Its beauty inspired his name, because the snow was the first of the season to fall in their territory. However, this impressive display weakened First Snowfall and he fell unconscious. When he woke, there was a beautiful wooden staff beside him, and he had grown his wings. Soul of Flowers had healed him, and he began to study the art of healing magic. He is an amazing student and has already surpassed his mentor in skill and knowledge. Now he is respected as the senior healer and Soul of Flowers is able to spend more time with her beloved plants. He is astonishingly patient and sympathetic.