|Release Date||March 28, 2015|
|Elemental Affinity||Air |
|Color||Green, blue, red|
These dragons occur in three color forms, all of which are equally uncommon. The dragon's color 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.
Official Dragon DescriptionsEdit
"This egg is encrusted with colorful gemstones."
"Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It has bright, shiny scales and loves to play in the sunlight."
"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."
"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."
- Odeen (All)
|Stage 0||Stage 1||Stage 2||Stage 3||Stage 4||Stage 5||Dead|
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- 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.
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.