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.
Dark green dragons, once they mature, appear to become an entirely different species. However, this isn’t true. Rather, they burrow underground and get nutrients from their vines. These vines are sometimes referred to as Dragon Grass. These dragons are very violent, and will use their vines to capture, kill, and eat anything that moves, as well as nearby plants. Luckily, their range is limited and they cannot use magic. Dark green dragons tend to be easy to spot since they usually kill all plants around them and thus are usually surrounded by a large clearing.
Destined, though unlike his namesake, carried the attributes of his species. Cruel, vicious and heartless, his personality perfectly paralleled that of the much feared vine dragons. Spending his days plotting ways to kill and decimate any dragon that dared crossed his path, more often then not, such bloodlusts would leave him with loathed emotions of resentment and disgust: "why am I the way I am" and "why spend my days buried beneath unfathomable layers of dirt only to succumb to unquelled instincts of hunger and malice" Causing the dragon to falter to a wave of torment between remorse and pain, bringing him into a loathing of his unwanted sensations and feelings. A dragon that seemed to live without purpose. An epitaph that would follow him to his final days: 'Destined of the Mourning.'