The gildring replaced its ancestor, the hitchhiker gildling. As life arrived on Mason on an orbit voltflora seed, only a few forms of life were present. The empty niches, along with increased levels of radiation, led to a "Oathinian Explosion", with many new evolutions of the original hitchhiker organisms. To surive in the less hospitable biomes of Mason, whithout any voltflora microbiomes to aid it, it has had to become hardier and adapt to life fully on land. It grows in round, flat cololonies that continually grow outward.
Its photosynthesizing "leaves" have become wider, causing the entire colonie to be covered, the top enlosing water that fills the colonies between cells, heated by the sun. Scattered at uneven intervals between the cells, hitchhiker nitroids are cultured to provide fixed nitrogen for the colony. Its ring shaped is cause by its method of reproductive methods. As the cells near the center of the colony use up the available nutrients in the soil, they will release their grip on the soil and float away, starting new colonies elsewhere. This gives them a unique ring shape. While individual cells are microscopic, colonies can grow up to a meter.