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.
He Who Does What Is Right is the best dragon with whom to play hide-and-seek, or so the hatchlings believe. They squeal and scatter as soon as the count begins, searching to find the black dragon so they can conceal themselves behind his bulk. He Who Does What Is Right obliges the hatchlings by closing his glowing green eyes so their position won't be given away. His older silver brothers find this extremely funny, but his sister makes sure they don't spoil the game for the little ones by shooing them out of the weyr. He Who Does What Is Right's mother, Lady Of Harmony And Justice, is grooming him to assist her in managing disputes as well as instructing his little friends in the highest ethical standards.