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.
Silver dragons are arguably one of the most beautiful types of dragons. They live in high altitude habitats such as mountains. Male silver dragons hunt and eat meat. While not as beautiful or radiant as females, silver males possess better physical attributes, such as strength.
If one listens closely on the most bitter and lonely of nights, when the full moon hangs pale and mourning in the sky, a song can sometimes be heard, soft, and filled with a sorrow that knows no end. This hymn of misery causes those who hear it to shudder, draw their cloaks more tightly about themselves and hurry on to the warm safety of home. For Shadesong is a singer, and once his beautiful voice created ballads of joy; but his mate and young, whom he loved more than life itself, were slaughtered by hunters when his voice drew them to the cave in which they dwelt. Hating himself for what happened, his songs now cause despair in the hearts of all who listen, and he roams the shadowed parts of the world, lost in a pain too deep to let him rest. He breeds with those he does not love to ensure that his race, scarce as it is, continues on.