Hello and welcome to Lythbound! We are an art-based role playing game (ARPG) set in the world of Lyth. The species that live here are collectively known as Lythians — we are as varied and interesting as the world itself!
Our game is always evolving but as of now, you can create characters, capture new species, collect items, earn currency, and plenty more!
If you are new to ARPGs, "closed species," or just Lyth, we have additional informational resources available at the following links: Comprehensive Adoptables Guide and Frequently Asked Questions.
To get started, you will need to find or create a Lythian (also sometimes called adoptables). Do you already have a Lythian?
Great! We’ll get right into the information about what you can do now!
You may want even more Lythians later on — you can get them by purchasing adoptable designs from official artists, trading with other players, or receiving more items that allow you to make your own.
If you have a playable species of Lythian, you may do redesigns and art updates at any time by going to their profile and clicking the "Update Lythian Art/Design" button. Small changes do not require any items but large changes need either a Paint of Color Change or Scissors of Redesign from Truffle's Treasure Trove.
Let’s move on to some of the world exploration now!
Alright, no problem! Many of our species are available through adoptables. However, we understand that not everyone can or is willing to spend money on a game. This is why we have developed in-game mechanics that will allow you to gain characters just by simply playing our game for free! Of course, you'll need at least one character to get started, which is why you should finish this tutorial for a surprise! (The surprise is a "Make Your Own" [or MYO] character ticket!)
You have complete control over an MYO's design, name, personality, and other facets, but the design must be officially approved by submitting it here.
Once you have a playable species of Lythian, you may do redesigns and art updates at any time by going to their profile and clicking the "Update Lythian Art/Design" button. Small changes do not require any items but large changes need either a Paint of Color Change or Scissors of Redesign from Truffle's Treasure Trove.
Once you have your first Lythian, you can start playing! The primary goal of an art game is to get you making art to participate. Art does not have to be drawn — you can also write, make music, or craft, and still participate in everything we have to offer! There are, of course, other activities which do not require an art, but we hope to tie some form of creativity into each of our features.
If you'd like to get to know the world around you, we have a realms of Lyth that your characters can travel to. It's probably pretty blank to start with, but each of your Lythians can get a starter key by going to their profile and clicking the "Get Starter Key" button! Have fun exploring new places!
You can also choose to jump right into our activities! We have an ever-expanding list of activities, through which you can earn achievements, badges, and currency. For example, Non-Specific Realm Quest can be completed by any Lythian to earn extra Loonoles! This special currency can be used to purchase items at places such as the Igroven Pet Shop. Even if you don't have the right qualifications for activities, you can still be rewarded for just random free play!
When you make a piece of art for a quest, you can turn it in over on this page (most activity prompts are turned in on this page — check the Activity Name dropdown to see what's available to you).
Art-based submissions do require staff approval — this typically will not take longer than a few days (usually quite a bit faster than that).
Your best bet for familiarizing yourself with everything is by joining our Discord server. Our community tends to be most active there in terms of playing together, creating art, and getting to know one another! Our staff team is also active in the server, so you can get live assistance and the latest updates. We answer questions on the spot and sometimes post new things there before anywhere else!
Additionally, feel to check out our DeviantArt group galleries to see all the amazing artwork from the community! As a member of the group, you're free to contribute as well, as long as you follow the submission guidelines.
Make sure to look at the “Community" navigation tab as well. We offer a variety of ways to interact with others, such as Blogs, and a Friends system. You can also see News and Updates under this tab!
And finally, our social media is linked at the bottom of every site page. Please give us a follow at your favorite social media too!
That covers most of it!
The Support tab of the navigation covers a large variety of information. If you ever have questions, a lot of our information is right there.
If you want to contact us, or have further questions, consider joining the Discord server, or sending in a contact form.
Thank you for sticking around for my explanation! Here is a starter pack with a variety of things to help kickstart your adventure. I hope to see you again out there in the realms of Lyth!