And look! It has grown wings! It must be close to maturing.
Young dragons are relatively defenseless. They are born with relatively soft scales, which are shed and replaced with harder ones as the hatchling matures. Once a hatchling’s wings grow in, it marks the beginning of maturation. At this point they are often capable of hunting on their own and are usually left alone by their mother.
A quiet, reclusive creature, this female can often be seen scurrying around the rock quarry in the middle of the dark forest in which she lives. She often vanishes when the sun arises for the sake of protecting her pale skin, yet at the same time she is also usually seen peeking wistfully out at the sky from her lair.