Gemling

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Gemling


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Race Gemling
Affiliations Gemlords
First Appearance Band of Thieves


Gemlings are small crystal beings that are very fragile, and were first seen in Band of Thieves.

Characteristics[edit]

Gemlings are weak crystalline creatures that hover just above the ground and reside in caves. They are normally passive in nature, simply floating in caves when undisturbed, but they can be hostile under certain circumstances, such as after the appearance of a Gemlord, or in the presence of Kobolds. Their size can vary, with most being about 1-2 feet tall, although there are examples of some that are much smaller (Prism), and some that are much larger (Gemlord).

Gemlings are usually not sentient, being able to be forced into Crystal Catalysts in sets of ten and aligning themselves with whoever activated them. However, Gemlords override this, forcing the Gemlings to side with the Gemlord. There are some instances where Gemlings are independent, most notably Prism.

They are known to be very tasty to Kobolds, leading to Kobolds being the main predator for Gemlings. Given that they live in similar locations, this leads to several confrontations between the two species.

History[edit]

Band of Thieves[edit]

The first appearance of Gemlings was in some caves, near a band of Kobolds. The thieves confronted the Kobolds and were aided in battle by some natural Gemlings. After the battle was concluded with the thieves as the victors, the party inspected the cave to see a large floating crystal.

This crystal was tickled by the Dwarf K-4, causing it to reveal itself as a Gemlord. This would result in another battle, with the victor being the thieves once again, shattering the Gemlord.

The Zarlin Catacombs[edit]

After the Unnamed Elemech was defeated, it decided to use Prism, a sentient Gemling, as a distraction so that it could run away. Morgana Marie befriended Prism, and he in turn helped her and the party by opening a door to explore deeper into the catacombs.

Later on, Bromas used his Crystal Catalyst to summon a massive army of Gemlings to help defeat the large Robots. Since he had been transformed into a Kobold, he then felt the urge to eat some of them, but felt especially drawn to Prism, and, after sending his Pot Puppy to go through a small hole to fetch the Gemling, becoming possessed by a cursed Treasure, and trying to order his army of Gorgons and Gemlings to then fetch him, Fantastico Fabioso used his Hurricane Bracer, instantly wiping out all but 2 of the Gorgons, and all but 3 of the Gemlings.

These Gemlings continued with Bromas through to the fight against the Beenu Warmachine, and survived, although were presumably left behind inside the catacombs, or eaten. Prism also survived, but, as Morgana died, he was left at the bottom of a deep crevasse, alongside Steven the Pot Puppy, whose soul had been trapped in a Soul Puppet.

The Blood Snake Queen[edit]

As the party fought against the Gnome bandits, two Gemlings huddled around what appeared to be a sleeping Gemlord, although they did not become hostile.

Companions[edit]

As a companion Gemlings have 20 starting stamina, are magical companions, and have access to the Empower, Channel, and Dispel Companion Abilities. The Gemlings have the ability to consume treausre to gain 3 max stamina and once they reach 50 stamina, eat 10 treasures, then they turn into a Gemlord Companion. Even if one does not wish to empower him with treasures he is still a great support companion capable of providing double damage, removing negative effects, and lowering class ability costs.

Powers & Abilities[edit]

Companion Abilities[edit]

  • [{Companion / Gemling}]
  • [{Companion Passive / Empower}]
  • [{Companion Ability / Channel}]
  • [{Companion Ability / Dispel}]

Gemlord[edit]

Gemlord


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Race Gemling
Hostile Yes
Capable of Speech No
First Appearance Band of Thieves


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Gemlords are much larger variants of the generic Gemlings, appearing roughly about four times the size of a Dwarf. Unlike their smaller counterparts, Gemlords are immediately hostile, attacking whoever and whatever is near them. If they are enraged even more, they can generate large fleshy arms to combat with.

They are shown to have a hibernation state of a unknown length of time and the ability to self reproduce, creating several Gemlings at a time.




Companions[edit]

As a companion Gemlords have 50 stamina, are magical companions, and have access to the Gem Beam, Amplifying Crystal, and Quake Companion Abilities. Unlike Gemlings it can not consume treasures to gain max stamina, however it is much more beefy and offensive compared to it's smaller counterpart. Amplifying Crsytals are very good with mages in the party as well as some shorter ranged attacks, but even without those the gemlord on it's own can do a lot of damage to multiple enemies at once. The downside to a Gemlord Companion is that 2 of his abilities are once per combat which means for the most part all he will be doing is Gem Beam, but a Bandito can remedy this problem a bit.

Powers & Abilities[edit]

Companion Abilities[edit]

  • [{Companion / Gemlord}]
  • [{Companion Passive / Gemskin}]
  • [{Companion Ability / Gem Beam}]
  • [{Companion Ability / Amplification Crystals}]

Notable Examples[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • Gemlings are one of, if not the, first examples of summonable minions in URealms Live, with the Crystal Catalyst Treasure that was first seen in Band of Thieves.
  • In The Blood Snake Queen, Rob said that the reason he included the Gemlings, but didn't have them fight, was in case the party allied with the bandits, or defeated them too quickly, in which case he would have awakened the Gemlord.
  • In Band of Thieves one donation event called Bench Presser gave a Gemlord 2 large muscular arms.