So anything else people wanted to talk about with the book?
I wanted to talk about the entire dragon heirarchy, where green is the lowest, and then blue, and then brown, then bronze, and then gold. So there were no gold males, or something?
No, golds were just queens.
Golds are always female, bronzes are always male, blues and browns are always male, and greens are female. Though greens don't normally mate, and they can't if they breathe firestone.
So they're color-coded?
Color-coded for your convenience, yes.
So it takes two years for a queen dragon to mature?
I think she was growing even faster than usual because she's so awesome.
But then why did they send them back ten years—or Turns—if it only takes two years?
I think that they weren't supposed to be there the whole ten years. I think they were supposed to be there for a couple years, and then come back.
No, no no no. It wasn't that they just wanted her to mature. They wanted to keep pumping out the eggs.
They needed to be fully mature enough to fly, the hatchlings.