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.
Unlike their diurnal relatives, Night Glory drakes are shy and reserved. Active during the night, they are often mistaken for bats and chased away from human settlements. With their excellent agility and night vision, they are perfectly adapted to nocturnal life. Breeding only takes place during evenings after the dark settles in.
Southern King of Night is one of the four kings that guards his cave. He guards the southern side during the night with his forever mate, Southern Queen of Night. As the sun sets, the two take the places of Southern King of Day and Southern Queen of Day. They begin with a slow dance twining together as GhostHaze begins a low hum, rising from the shadows. He is joined by FadingHeart and they come into tune. The two spiral around each other as they rise. As they twirl, moonlight flies from their scales, illuminating the forest. Owls come out from burrows and join in with soft hoots. As coyotes come across the dance, they howl, their voice joining in. As the sun rises, birds chirp for the last notes, the forest left silent in awe. Their duty done, the two descend, returning to sleep. The few that have unintentionally heard the song have never been full again. Their soul was stolen from them and they walk in shadows now. Luckily, the song was intended to be heard tonight.