@CheshirePhoenix Maybe you're thinking of another book. Ancient Ruins by Benjamin Medrano Published January 16th 2017 Dungeon Born by Dakota Krout (nice guy!) Published October 8th 2016 Here is the origin story Ancient Ruins = A demoness is killed and her soul is trapped in a red gem by a sorcerer, in time her memories fragments and she thinks of her self as a gem only. the man is attacked and the gem is robbed changing hands until it reaches it's final owner and is buried with her. time passes and her memories grow dimmer until the tome is upset and the gem is thrown into a puddle. she absorbed the energy from the puddle and the magic in the ground under it. the seed of a willow tree that was with her grows there into a huge tree and she learns to control the flow of magic (some how because magic) and lives in the tree... because, no reason she just lives there. The Origin story of Dungeon born = A Human (male) is killed and his soul trapped in a BLUE gem by a necromancer, the man is attacked in a raid and he drops the gem into a puddle. time passes and the human's memory fragments. it gets progressively bad until he can no longer remember not just his name but what happened 5 minutes back. in time he learns to absorb the elemental magic in the puddle and the moss around him gaining some essence. A wisp decides to become his partner and brings him a seed of a silver bark tree and asks him to help it grow. she places it in the puddle next to him and with the magic in the water and in the gem it grows into a large blessed tree he now lives in as it's a holy tree to the elves and they will protect it and by extension the gem stone hiding inside it's grove. how close are those two? the story forks after that, Dungeon born continues to build on the at with the events playing out in the gems life (dungeon core) affecting his growth. Ancient ruins just says, f**k it she was a demoness and is OP, the origin story is over now lets get on with the next part. That's why I said it was Fan Fic, it goes on to what the author was working on originally instead of building on the story.