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.
When Water dragons mature, they lose the ability to survive on land, entering the water permanently. They are adept swimmers and eat whatever fish are in the lake they live in. They tend to inhabit the same lake for their entire lives, although a few live in the ocean and swim all over the world.
One perfect gold egg passed into the hand of the grateful child. As she accepted the treasure, a tear slipped down, anointing the egg. It began to glow, radiating a special kind of love; and thus was born the Line of Legacy. The glowing egg was nestled next to a humble blue egg, which took on the glow. It carried the glow with it on a journey of gratitude, to another who cradled the gift and named it in honor of the Legacy. In due course, the dragon birthed a precious egg to continue the miracle. It too was passed on and grew, taking on the name Melui Legacy; Love's Legacy. The miracle, the glow of love, continues, spreading the Spirit of Giving across the Cave. For Melui Legacy carries the knowledge that our true Legacy in Life, in the Universe, and in Everything, is not what we obtain, but what we pass on, whether good or ill. The Legacy of The Giving Tree is that in the long scheme of Life, what we Pass On to others is what truly defines us.