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.
Waterhorse dragons received their name due to their horse-like physique and endearing behavior. They are capable of surviving out of water, and when on land their skin secretes a gelatinous goo to retain moisture. However, their large paddle feet are better suited for swimming, and waterhorse dragons tend to move very awkwardly when on land. Waterhorses are very friendly dragons and enjoy playing with humans.
Softfoot is the heir to a large mining corporation. When his family moved into their home, many ages ago, the villagers there were terrified. So to convince the village to let the dragons stay the head of the thunder struck up a contract that they would mine metals. Softfoot prances around the dig-site, lording over all who labor there. Due to being a Waterhorse he is extremely awkward on the land, but does his best to remain dignified; he often fails, completely fails. His name isn't really Softfoot, but no one can remember his real name since the workers came up with the nickname for their pompous boss. They despise him because, really, look at him! No claws, no wings, he's more or less utterly useless at the site. Maybe if he were clever, or empathetic; but he isn't. He is a spoiled brat.