Frequently Asked Questions

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✦ ARPG Submission Questions

All guidelines can be found under Activities > ARPG Quests Hub > Free Play.
You may! Additional information on how to claim rewards on a commissioned piece can be found in Content Requirements under Commissioned Art.
Yes, as long as one or both parties drew Lythians!
If you are trading with someone who’s also an on-site member, all you have to do is submit the half that you drew for “Free Play.” After you input the calculations, add a note saying it’s for an art trade with [member]; your trade partner will have to individually submit their half to claim.
If you’re trading with someone outside the game and drew a non-Lyth character of theirs, you’d submit the half they drew — presumably one of your Lythians. Do the calculations and make a note saying this is [member]’s part because you drew a non-Lyth character.
Only one collaborator needs to submit the claim. In the notes section, just state who did what and how you’d like the rewards distributed, otherwise, we will split it as evenly as possible among all parties. The others do not need to submit the collaboration, as we will send them their part of the claim automatically, so please come to an agreement beforehand.
They do not! In fact, we encourage the usage of Google Docs, Toyhou.se, or our on-site blog system, as the readability on these sites is better than Eclipse.
You can submit it all at once but remember that for Free Play, there’s a limit of 150 Loonoles that you can earn per week.
If each chapter is for a different prompt, you can submit the same link multiple times with a specifying note (like “[chapter] is for [prompt]”) per submission or split it so there are unique links for each chapter.
You may! Though if you claimed rewards for it previously, we’ve already transferred your rewards over when we linked your accounts, so please don’t claim rewards for it again. You can submit it to the correct prompt for 0 currency just to have it in our on-site galleries.
Yes, but not the other way around; you cannot submit non-gift-art for Gifting Gacha coins.
Lythbound is a PG13 (not officially rated) ARPG, so all content you share must be suitable for ages 13 and up. Mild or suggested NSFW is allowed to a certain extent but must always be tagged with the proper warnings. In addition, visual artwork should be censored and literature can be spoilered.
You may create explicit content for personal use, though it should not be shared directly on the site or in our Discord server.
If you have any questions of whether or not your content is appropriate, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

✦ Art & Design Questions

Minor alterations to the character are always allowed. You can update a Lythian’s design/artwork by going to their profile and clicking the “Update Lythian Art/Design” button. Significant design or color changes — as well as additional forms and adaptations — require the use of redesign items.
No, you may not. You can take inspiration from anywhere, but your designs cannot be a blatant copy of an already-existing character, copyrighted or not.
The only exception to this is if you own the character and would like to transfer their design onto a Lythian. However, if you are not the original creator, please make sure you have permission to do so.
In lieu of a list of traits that any species can have, most Lythian species and some companion species have something unique to each of them called subspecies, which are generally modified variants of the regular subspecies. They are typically less common than the basic individual and have their own lore under the "Subspecies" button on their species pages. They also tend to have slightly different appearances but are still recognizable as that species. For example, if you go to the Symphony page, you will find that the average Symphony is called a Natural, but there are a couple subspecies available to them. Some subspecies can be created with just an MYO ticket, while others require an additional subspecies item. For example, if you visit the Axomaur page, you can see that they come in two subspecies, Aquatic and Terrestrial. Then, under the "Design Guidelines" button, there are bullet points for general guidelines that all Axomaurs have, as well as points for each subspecies. If the subspecies are marked with an asterisk (*), it means they require subspecies items to make (see Symphonies > Design Guidelines); if they are not marked, you can make it with just an MYO ticket (see Axomaurs > Design Guidelines).
The subspecies item required to obtain said subspecies is unique to each, as are the ways to obtain them. Some of them can be found in a shop after you've unlocked the realm that it's located in. Others may be seasonal and only return during certain events. You can also always check user shops to see if anyone has any for sale!
After you obtain a subspecies item, you can apply it onto a new MYO Lythian when you submit them for approval. Or, you can use it on an already-existing Lythian to transform them and update their design.
Yes, all pets can be customized to your liking, as long as they’re still recognizable! Things like color, patterns, size, etc. are open to interpretation. We just won’t update their official site artwork to reflect your personal changes, though you can portray them however you’d like in your artwork.

✦ Gameplay Questions

You do need a character to play most of the game (though some quests may be doable with NPCs)!
If your reasoning is that you do not want to spend real-life currency on the ARPG, no worries, there are many free options available to you! For starters, all our new on-site members are rewarded a goodie bag containing an MYO ticket upon completing the tutorial. If you assign the Befriending skill to your new Lythian, you can then use them to obtain additional characters.
Nope! Though we do encourage you to join our Discord as that’s where much of the community hangs out.
The world of Lyth consists of a multitude realms, which can be accessed via inter-realm travel. All Lythians have the innate ability to do this, but must first unlock the realm by obtaining said realm's key. You can view the requirements by visiting to our World Map and clicking "What is this?"
Skills are abilities that Lythians can learn in order to help you progress in the game. Any playable character can learn any skill, but are limited in the number of skills they can learn. You can find out more on the Skills Information page.

You can obtain your first Lythian by completing the New User Tutorial.

Pre-designed Lythians from the Adoptables Marketplace, where official designers and other players can sell characters.

You can also get MYO Tickets to create more of your own Lythians from the Patreon Gem Shop, events, and sometimes in limited numbers from Truffle's Treasure Trove.

✦ Masterlist Questions

If you go to the Lythian’s profile, there should be a button that reads “Transfer Lythian.”
You’ll need to create an on-site account with us first. After you’ve done that, send us a note with your Lythbound username and we’ll attach all your characters onto your account for you! (Some may still be under an old DA username of yours, so please let us know your old usernames, too.) This is the only time that a DeviantArt account (or proof of previously having that account) is required, as these games previously operated there and have characters tied to DeviantArt usernames.
If you notice any missing or listed under the wrong owner, please provide us proof of ownership; this can be in the form of screenshots or Toyhou.se ownership logs.
Go to your Lythian’s profile page and you should see a button that reads “Change/Update Frame,” which is best viewed in PC layout.
You’ll automatically have the Basic one, though more frames can be purchased at the One Stop Frame Shop or obtained via events.
We no longer allow off-site transfers. In order to obtain a Lythian, you must have an account with us. If the person you’re trading with absolutely does not want to join, your only workaround is by voiding the character first (you may send this to us via DeviantArt note:
VOID FORM
ML Entry [this should be a lythbound.com link]
“I would like to void this Lythian. I understand that this removes them from the masterlist and game, and they are no longer considered part of the species from which they came. This cannot be undone.”
The character will no longer be associated with our ARPG or species, so you may freely transfer them without alerting us in the future.

✦ World Lore Questions

Playable characters can communicate, create languages, build societies, and more; think of them as the “humans” of Lyth. From the ARPG aspect, they are able to do everything: participate in events, unlock abilities, tame companions, etc.
Companions, on the other hand, are more like very intelligent beasts that are trainable to be working-class animals. In our world, they would be the equivalent of guide dogs, therapy animals, draft horses, etc. In-game, they can only perform certain activities and cannot complete event-related prompts on their own.
Pets are not-as-smart creatures, maybe like your average goldfish. They are only for completing your bestiary and other cosmetic purposes.
However, these are just general guidelines! If you have a headcanon that your Lythian’s pet Bunblebee is quite smart and collects jars of honey for them, we’re not going to stop you.
They have their own versions of these technologies, yes. The fantastical world of Lyth is not exactly like ours, but they probably have many parallels in terms of technological — and magical — advancements. You are free to come up with your own ideas!

✦ Species Questions

✦ GENERAL

Most of our species are closed species, meaning you cannot freely make your own whenever you’d like. However, we have many in-game mechanics and opportunities to earn MYO (Make Your Own) slots that can be used to create designs.
One of the easiest ways to get an MYO Antecedent Ticket is by completing our new user tutorial!

You can view a comprehensive chart of Lythian sizes via this page: Lythian Size Comparison

You can find more information regarding size on the Species Guide page of the individual species. However, all of these are just general guidelines and we will still allow designs outside the provided sizing parameters. We just ask that they be within reason! (So no four-inch Chuikha, for example.)


✦ COMPANIONS

Fuwa Bozu are an affiliated species, meaning not every design is created with the intention of it being used in Lythbound. However, you may add them into the ARPG by following the instructions in this DeviantArt journal.

✦ Miscellaneous Questions

Please credit Jackalune as the creator for all species except Fuwa Bozu, which are created by Raishiteru!
Designer credits should go to whoever made the design, which should be visible on the Lythian’s masterlist entry.
You’ll need to be subscribed to the Lythbound Patreon, of course, and there should be a “Connect to Discord” button on the membership page.
If you’ve already connected before, you may have to disconnect via the settings before reconnecting. Unfortunately, we cannot manually give you the role due to the way integration works.
We are open to discussing the acquisition of existing species and merging them into Lythbound! Please contact Jackalune directly with these inquiries, via Discord (Jackalune#6753) or email lythbound@gmail.com — thank you!