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.

Gemshards occur in three color forms, all of which are equally common. The dragon's color cannot be determined until the egg has hatched and the chance to get any color is random, regardless of how the egg was obtained. Gemshard eggs have a unique cracking sequence where the gems on the egg fall off as the egg hatches.

Official descriptions[edit | edit source]

Egg[edit | edit source]

This egg is encrusted with colorful gemstones.

Hatchling[edit | edit source]

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

Mature hatchling[edit | edit source]

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.

Adult[edit | edit source]

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.

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Sprites[edit | edit source]

Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
Jade Female Gemshard egg.png Gemshard green hatchling.png Gemshard green mature hatchling.png Gemshard green female.png
Jade Male Gemshard green male.png
Azure Female Gemshard blue hatchling.png Gemshard blue mature hatchling.png Gemshard blue female.png
Azure Male Gemshard blue male.png
Ruby Female Gemshard red hatchling.png Gemshard red mature hatchling.png Gemshard red female.png
Ruby Male Gemshard red male.png

Egg sequence[edit | edit source]

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

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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 information[edit | edit source]

Regarding names for the different color variations:

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

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 (Forum Post)

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.
Odeen (Forum Post)
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