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.
Howi is a little angel, always eager to assist with anything, no matter the circumstances, as long as the reasons are just and good. Many a dragon has found himself smiling at the energy of this little bundle of clumsy energy, tripping over his own wingtips in an effort to be the first one to volunteer.