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.
As first-born son of Sealgaire, MacLeod is next in line to become Clan Chief - a responsibility he takes very seriously. He has led his clan in numerous battles, and his leadership skills earn him the respect of every clans-dragon on the field. Fierce in battle, he is a force to be reckoned with. Although a warrior in spirit, MacLeod also shows talent in dealing with the protocol and politics that occasionally occur in leadership. This ability along with MacLeod's loyalty to the clan and his strong heart will serve him well when he becomes the next chief.