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.
Temnota is a dragon of black and white, sharp edges, and no shades of grey. For her something is either wrong or it is right. If something is right she will fight tooth and claw to defend it, throwing herself into the fray with no concern for her own safety. If something is wrong she will stand against it, driving it off with all her might. Such black-and-white thinking has been known to get her into trouble in the past, and she frequently spats with the vampire dragon Wratha who shelters in the mountains near the Tikindi Caves. But for all that she is judgmental she is a loyal friend if she decides you are good - and one of the best defenders the Tikindi dragons could hope to have.