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.
Black dragons are warriors. They are strong and capable in battles of force, but also ample magic users, capable of devastating opponents with their spells. Their bright eyes give them excellent night vision, which is why they generally hunt during the night.
One of the elite guardians of the sanctuary, this battle-scarred Black dragon is also a strong fighter, not only proficient in physical battle, but magic as well. He is very proud of this fact, and is also very vain and haughty. He challenges his brothers to fights on a regular basis and poses a constant threat to any of the weaker members, including hatchlings (bar for his own). However, he has relinquished his wandering ways and has taken a permanent life mate of Sapphire Amaranth--also giving him the title of the Amaranth clan patron--proving that within his hard exterior there beats a true heart.