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.
Spitfires are a desert breed of dragon. Their dull brown bodies contrast with their brilliant turquoise markings, and they only blaze brighter when these dragons fight. Spitfires are notorious for their territorial natures, and the wing-edges of most are ripped and tattered before their first year is out. Spitfires are also noteworthy for their brilliant blue fire, which is used not for hunting or fighting, but rather for making glass caves from the sand, in which the dragons can soak up the sun.
Zurqui Kai is, like the most of her kind, very territorial, and when she found a nocturnal dragon in one of her glass caves she was prepared to fight. However, due to her extreme curiosity, when she found he wasn't moving, she examined him and waited until the sun went down. During the day, a dragon, who had tracked the nocturnal's scent went to attack him. Zurqui defended the nocturnal, and defeated the attacking dragon. When the defended nocturnal awoke, they learned each others name, Shadowo Kai , and realised they had lots in common. They stuck together, with Zurqui defending Shadowo in the day. Soon they mated, and plan to stay together. Their first child was Darkhie Kai.