"So, Aunt Perendi," started Lumena, "how is it here?"
"Oh," replied the other with a flick of her tail, "I like it. From what I've heard, it certainly is much bigger than the last, with a great many more Guardians and students."
"From what I've read in the records, every twelve years a few dozen eggs, if that, would be donated to the Temple. During the time of the eggs' donations, there were also students in training. This new Temple, however, has a hatchery that can hold approximately seventy-four eggs."
Pali furrowed his brow. "Why every twelve years?"
Tesla took a moment to respond. "It was a tradition Dragonkind held for thousands of years, a way to ensure our populations wouldn't grow too large. Every twelfth year marked a new period, so each generation was collectively twelve years younger than the previous. But, as we've just learned," she added, her voice soft, "not all traditions are meant to last forever. Anyway, that's enough of the past! We only focus on the future here."