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.
A powerful dragon with a frightening demeanor, Malevo is proud of his position as the lifemate of Sonrye, the elder of Les clan. Despite this, he is still only fifth in command, after Sonrye, Medilyre, Fuschia, and Wilfre. He does not get along with Wilfre, and it doesn't help that they are often mistaken for one another, due to both being black dragons. Though not a wicked dragon by any means, his temper is easily frayed and he often snaps at other dragons, even hatchlings when they pester him too much. He is an unpopular leader at best, and no one is quite sure what Sonrye finds so special about such an ill-tempered, jealous dragon such as Malevo Vineson.