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.
Crimson Flare Pygmies are named after their small size and speed. They are fast and love to fly up and down in steep climbs and dives, giving the impression of a flare of color in the sky. These dragons travel in swarms during migration seasons and are very social. They live in tropical locations or wherever it is warm, and they are often seen near active volcanoes.
Svant Ixen is a rather resentful little dragon. He feels that it's not fair that he's only the size of a hatchling, even though this size is normal for his breed. He's also shy and nervous, but when someone provokes him into an argument, he rarely looses. He has almost never been happy, except when his opinions rule out over his opponents' ideas. He is stubborn, selfish, and sometimes rude, but he has a soft spot for dragons who are even smaller than himself, almost as if he feels like they need his protection. In this way, he has earner the nickname "Soft Scrooge."