Black Marrows are named for their dark colored hides which are encased in a distinct exoskeleton. Their skull and the top edges of their spine push out from under the skin as they age. As such, their young need excessive amounts of calcium for this armor to develop. The older a Black Marrow dragon is, the more skeletal their appearance. They often use their skeletal looks to lure in foolish scavengers or terrify predators. These vicious dragons love nothing more than to crack open bones with their stony beaks and eat the marrow inside. Voracious scavengers, Black Marrows will swarm and devour corpses both old and fresh, sometimes even dragging larger finds to the water to allow them to “ripen.” Despite their dreadful demeanour and often horrid stench, Black Marrows are devoted mates and parents.
"Oh, hey, it's Tami! The ugly dragon who eats dung!" She hears this everyday at her den. She simply ignores the dragons making the insults, as they are partly true. She occasionally eats dung when she's about to starve, being pretty often since the other dragons in the cave steal all the food before her weak legs can get her any. Many also say that only her mother can love her.