True dragons went through twelve stages of growth during their enormously long life cycle. While size depended on the subspecies of dragon, great wyrms were often more than 100 feet (30 meters) in length. Unlike humans, age did not seem to diminish their strength, intelligence, or power, and often had the opposite effect, and so the oldest wyrms were among the most formidable and impressive creatures in all of Faerûn.[1][2]

Detailed Recording[1][2][3] Simplified Recording[4]
Stage Category Years Category Years
1 Wyrmling / Hatchling 0‒5 Wyrmling 0‒5
2 Very Young 6‒15 Young 6‒100
3 Young 16‒25
4 Juvenile 26‒50
5 Young Adult 51‒100
6 Adult 101‒200 Adult 101‒800
7 Mature Adult 201‒400
8 Old 401‒600
9 Very Old 601‒800
10 Ancient / Venerable 801‒1,000 Ancient 801+
11 Wyrm 1,001‒1,200
12 Great Wyrm 1,201+

Size comparison as dragons age.

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