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.
Striped dragons come in a dazzling array of colors complemented by an intricate pattern of stripes. These bright colors and patterns help attract their favorite food, insects. Because their prey is so tiny, striped dragons must spend a large portion of their day eating. The color of the offspring is usually determined by the dragon’s mate.
Cylriade is gorgeous, and she is well aware of that fact. She's also quite popular around the cave. Her best friends are Khatya and Yrriclaer, though her first clutch was fathered by Oltherfor and she has expressed a desire for him to become her permanent mate. She's also somewhat vain, noting the appearance of any additional potential mates before their personalities and always keeping herself as clean as possible. Though she's not particularly fond of hatchlings, she became a mother at a very young age. actually, her favorite activity is a flying game of sorts she created with Yrriclaer, whom she grew up with, when they were hatchlings.