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.
White dragons are pacifists and specialize in extremely strong healing magic. The only limit of this magic is that it can’t bring back the dead. They only eat plants and never kill living things.
Lady Of Words Of Power is the most talented sorceress in the weyr. She is almost always seen carrying tattered scrolls or dusty, worm-eaten tomes around, with Lord Of All Knowledge dutifully trailing behind, his wings covered with her careful notes. She considers the paper dragon as one of her own children, since she was the one who researched and cast the spell to bring him to life. Her attempts to animate other objects in the weyr have met with slightly less desirable results; the incident with the suddenly far-too-roaring fire induced her mate, Lord Of Blood, to suggest rather grumpily that perhaps her experiments would be best performed outside. Lady Of Words Of Power is currently raising one daughter, She Who Is Brilliant, to learn the healing arts, and eventually, the stronger magics she herself uses. She intends to raise her sons in that tradition as well, despite her mate's insistence that the weyr needs more hunters.