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.
The Darkened Flier has always been good at pulling off her cunning plans. Of course, other dragons in her cave think, "Huh! She's a girl! Girls aren't sneaky!" But this girl does. Though her plots often get her in trouble, she's good at sneaking things away. Take, for example, the time one hatchling did not get the food it needed. The dragons are not allowed out after dark, so The Darkened Flier flew into the night and got the food. That is actually how Darkened Flier got her well deserved name.