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.
Meester van Duisternis was born in Holland. Her name is Dutch for "Master of Darkness". She got this name due to her nocturnal nature. She sleeps during the day and wakes up when the sun begins to set. As soon as darkness has set in, Meester van Duisternis goes hunting. Her diet includes large owls, wild cats, fish, and the occasional house pet. When not hunting, eating, or sleeping, Meester van Duisternis spends her time teaching her current hatchlings the necessary skill to survive on their own. She is very protective of her children and would fight another dragon to the death to protect them.