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.
Gold dragons are the ones most often killed by humans, who consider their scales to be extremely valuable. These golden scales grant them a high level of protection, similar to armor, and they use this to their advantage in battle.
Edna Elric is the more quick-tempered of the 'Golden Twins'. She spends most of her time during the day gallivanting about the countryside, unlike her twin sister, Alanna Elric, who sleeps all day. At night, she curls up in the centre of the cave and snores rather loudly, much to her mate SaveTheQueen's annoyance. She's easy to anger and doesn't take kindly to anyone who dares point out her small size.