Gold dragons are the ones most often killed by humans, who consider their scales to be extremely valuable. These golden scales grant them a high level of protection, similar to armor, and they use this to their advantage in battle.
Dragons are highly-intelligent reptilian creatures that—from a human perspective, at least—appear to live forever. Many different varieties of dragon exist, each with their own unique qualities, habitats, and behavior. Adolescence in dragons 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. In Galsreim, dragons and humans coexist peacefully.
His fellow dragons suspect that XAU is part Mint Dragon, as his shyness is more characteristic of the Mint species than the Gold. He insists it is due to the attention he receives wherever he goes, claiming that life is difficult enough as a rare dragon, much less a rare Gold Dragon. Still, he manages to hold his own well enough, carving out a secluded life with his mate, Goldilocks. Her good nature helps ease his fears when he is forced to become a part of a crowd.