The normal dragon lifetime is around 150 years, although the oldest dragon known to have lived without magic before his death is 110 years. Dragonets cease developing fast when they reach the age of seven, which is considered adulthood or maturity in most tribes. They may live for up to 20 years.
Dragonset breeding is very secretive and exclusive, with only certain people knowing who breeds them and how. Even the shape-shifters don't know everything about each other; it's not that they want to keep secrets, but rather that they just don't talk much outside of their own tribe. However, once you do find someone who will tell you, the information is worth its weight in gold. There are two ways to breed dragons: one is by request, and the other is on a voluntary basis. If you ask to be bred to a specific dragon, then anyone in your tribe who wishes can consent. If you volunteer, then it must be another dragonet from within your tribe. Only those who understand the process best decide what role they want others to play in its preparation. Usually there's some kind of gift given to both parties involved to mark the event.
To prepare a breeding potion, a shaman goes into a trance while thinking about the person she intends to brew for. She then draws the image of them onto her body with a special marker made of bone or horn.
A dragon, barring some disaster, may expect to live in good health for 1,200 years, potentially much longer, depending on its overall fitness. A young, healthy dragon can reach 1,200 years of age.
The oldest known dragon was a female named Arya who lived in ancient India. She had at least 18 children with several partners over the course of several decades. The most recent evidence of her existence dates back to approximately 250 B.C. Her body was discovered by archaeologists in 1986 while they were excavating a site near Varanasi known as "Dracophyllum."
Arya's lifespan was likely much longer than 1,200 years because she probably survived for many more years thanks to her ability to breathe fire. Also worth mentioning is that she was likely part dragon (her children and grandchildren are said to have been half-dragon) so she probably inherited these qualities from her parents or grandparents.
It's possible but unlikely that a dragon could live longer than 1,200 years. Humans have reached the age of 120 through sanitation improvements and medical advances. With such long lives, dragons would need to be born very rarely (perhaps only once in an entire century) and they would need to stay alive for extremely long periods of time without any major injuries or illnesses.
A gray dragon is a wyrmling until the age of 10 and a young dragon until the age of almost 200. At roughly 900 years old, it becomes an elderly person, and at around 1,400 years old, it becomes an ancient person. The oldest confirmed age of any gray dragon is around 2,100 years old.
They are found in the Weeping Caverns of Varisia. The caverns are located in the westernmost region of the Mournland, near where the Blood River flows out of the Mournland into the Sea of Ghosts. There are two ways to reach the Weeping Caverns: through the Valley of Shadows or by crossing the Blood River. Neither path is easy. The Valley of Shadows leads directly into the heart of the Mournland, while the Blood River is guarded by fearsome black dragons. If you are not prepared for battle, the river guards will kill you before you can be eaten.
The Weeping Caverns are composed of many large caves that drip with water that contains silver coins. In these caves, there are also gray dragons who have not been seen by humans for quite some time. It is believed that they live in isolation inside their own caverns.
There are three types of gray dragons: young, adult, and elderly. Young gray dragons range in size from 3 feet to 4 feet tall. They have white scales and long tails with sharp tips. They have powerful jaws and strong legs.