It's saber-like claws ripped through our unit, and It's white-hot flames burnt us to a crisp, I'm still haunted by that moment 20 years later
—Stormtrooper Ap17-129 to a New Republic Dragonology research group
Dragons were first classified as a reptilian-avian, non-sentient species, until Jedi Grand Master Luke Skywalker met them. He discovered they had a sophisticated writing style, a language and a lifespan of two Wookiees. Most were fierce creatures, hoarding gold and gems, but a few sensed Luke's special importance to the universe and revealed hidden knowledge to him. Unfortunately, many Dragons were wiped out when the Yuuzhan Vong invaded the planet. Only twelve dragons remained galactic-wide, and some beings thought there were bound to be one or two on the black market.
Dragons had an average lifespan of seven-hundred to five-thousand standard years. At birth, their height was 12.7 centimeters and their length was 30.5 centimeters. Fully grown, they grew from three up to one-hundred and fifty meters in height, and from ten to two-hundred in length.