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Gemshard Dragon
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Gemshard egg
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Release Date March 28, 2015
Elemental Affinity Air
Morphology Eastern Dragons
Base Rarity Uncommon
BSA None
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Habitat Jungle
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Color Green, blue, red
Nicknames None
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Odeen

Gemshard Dragons are Eastern dragons that were released on March 28, 2015. They appeared alongside Plated Colossus and Striped River Dragons for the "March 2015" release. These dragons occur in three color forms, all of which are equally uncommon. The dragon's colour cannot be determined until the egg itself has hatched and the chance to get any color is random, regardless of how the egg was obtained.

The egg itself has a unique cracking sequence where the gems on the egg fall off as the egg hatches. This dragon sorts between Frostbite Dragons and Geode Dragons on a user's scroll using Breed Sort.

Official Dragon DescriptionsEdit

EggEdit

"This egg is encrusted with colorful gemstones."

HatchlingEdit

"Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It has bright, shiny scales and loves to play in the sunlight."

Mature HatchlingEdit

"Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It has bright, shiny scales and loves to play in the sunlight.
And look! It’s grown a forked spade at the end of its tail and long, tufted whiskers! It must be close to maturing."

AdultEdit

"Gemshard Dragons are small, gregarious, expressive easterns, living in large clans high in the jungle canopy. Their bodies are covered in tiny, gem-like scales that shimmer in direct light, and each dragon has a unique pattern of markings on the forked spade of its tail. Though Gemshard Easterns cannot fly, they often leap from springy branches high into the sky on sunny days and perform acrobatic spins and twirls to entertain themselves. When the weather turns foul, they pile up together on sturdy tree limbs and interlock the forks of their tails with others to keep warm and dry."

Sprite Artist(s)Edit

SpritesEdit

Series Egg Hatchling Mature Hatchling Adult
Jade Green
Female

Gemshard egg Gemshard green hatchling Gemshard green mature hatchling Gemshard green female
Jade Green
Male

Gemshard green male
Azure Blue
Female

Gemshard blue hatchling Gemshard blue mature hatchling Gemshard blue female
Azure Blue
Male

Gemshard blue male
Ruby Red
Female

Gemshard red hatchling Gemshard red mature hatchling Gemshard red female
Ruby Red
Male

Gemshard red male

Egg SequenceEdit

Stage 0 Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Dead
Gemshard egg Gemshard crack 1 Gemshard crack 2 Gemshard crack 3 Gemshard crack 4 Gemshard crack 5 Gemshard dead egg

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TriviaEdit

  • After a user commented that laying gemstone-studded eggs must be painful, Odeen revealed that the gems are not produced within the bodies of the dragons, but rather added manually to the eggshells for protection before they harden.

Additional InformationEdit

Regarding names for the different color variations:

They're actually ruby, jade, and azure (from azurite).

Regarding Gemshard tail-interlocking behavior:

They pile up all over each other and lace the forks of their tails together to form a crude thatched umbrella. It's an absolute nightmare to untangle afterward, but gemshards see it as a challenging game and the whole exercise helps form and strengthen communal bonds.

Odeen also responded to a remark on similarities between Gemshards and World of Warcraft's Cloud Serpents:

The resemblance isn't coincidental. I play WoW, and cloud serpents were one of the critters that inspired me when I was designing these.

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