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.
Thunder dragons are the masters of electricity. Their wings gather energy as they soar through the clouds, and when they clap their wings together they can create devastating arcs of lightning. They can stay airborne nearly indefinitely, landing only to sleep and breed; they catch their prey from the air and take moisture from the clouds. A thunder dragon’s roar is considered to be an omen of misfortune.
Trydan Taranfollt means "Electric Thunderbolt," and the name fits him as well as the skittering sparks of lightning that play across his dark scales. The first of the powerful new dragons to join the Flight, he is exuberant and witty, and wears his magic easily. While others among the Flight feared that the newcomers might make a bid for leadership, NosOriadur, their wise queen, took the young thunder under her wing. Trydan is joyful and kind; although he possesses some of most deadly magic among dragons, he uses his powers only for the good of his Flight. He enjoys flying through storms and has an interest in the clever albino TylluanLlef. Trydan is ferocious and terrifying when he does fight, but prefers talking over battle; his quick mind is well-suited to the task. His sharp silhouette against the charged air, his booming roar like a crack of lightning, the sparks shooting from his ragged wings strike fear and wonder into those who see him: a diving comet, an electric thunderbolt.