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.
Balmacara is very much the son of his parents. He professionally carries out his duties for RavenRyy, but shows a competitive and sadistic streak. He is Fatal Cloud's one weakness, as he is the only one to see her sensitive side. He has a wicked sense of humour which masks his ruthlessness towards his enemies. In spite of his flaws, he is a drake of his word and never kills without reason or cause.
He gets on very well with his extended family, but is dismissive of Grandfather Ryy most of the time.
He enjoys playing catch, and has a friendly rivalry with a giant squid.