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.
Royal Blue dragons are a nocturnal breed who prefer to live high in the mountains near slow-moving water that reflects the night sky. Although quite capable of defending themselves, they are peaceful by nature and will avoid a fight whenever possible.
This male dragon is calm. Impossibly calm. So calm that, on more than one occasion, he has been mistaken for dead while he stares meditatively out over the waters. However, peaceful though he might be, he also has a great sense of humor, and as such has taken to playing off of people's confusion. More than one of his fellow clansmen has been quite distressed to find him "dead," tongue lolling and face-down beside the stream bank--only to pop up laughing a moment later. His wife has a similar sense of humor, and together they have nearly given quite a few people heart attacks.