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.
Gold dragons are the ones most often killed by humans, who consider their scales to be extremely valuable. These golden scales grant them a high level of protection, similar to armor, and they use this to their advantage in battle.
Raw is the tertiary breeding gold buck at "Full Sail Stables". Unfortunately, Raw has a tendency towards timidity and cowardice in the face of conflict or the unknown. Though he was bred and born to domestication, his behavior is more like that of a wild dragon. Despite his skittishness, however, Raw is a truly sweet personality with those he trusts. Lee's Celtic Keep, Nausicaa, and Alphonse are his closest companions on the stable and he tends to avoid Brighid, Ba'al, and Katrina who especially terrifies him.