Known to grow quite large, and have quite a fearsome appearance with their hundreds of winglets. They age very slowly, remaining small and quite hidden until they reach their first one hundred winglets (they grow one winglet each year).
When they finally make it to their first century of age, they grow sexually mature and gain a massive growth spurt from around two feet to over thirty in less than a year. It is at this time that they stop threatening chickens and house-pets, and become a threat to humans and livestock, interrupting our very lives with incredible ferocity.
Until recently, it was thought that they never stopped growing, only dying when killed and never through age. Recent finds of quite a few dead Centipede Dragons with just short of one thousand winglets have been made. This shows that they are either prey to some creature at this particular size, or they actually reach the end of their lifespans. The latter being the more likely of the two.
Many of the richest royalty around the world have contracted hunters to kill these foul beasts, but few take these jobs, and even fewer succeed. The Centipede Dragons are simply too powerful for all but the best of monster hunters...