New Realm - Gaguro
The Adventurer's Guild is pleased to announce an all-new realm is now available for every Lythian to visit and explore! This realm, known as Gaguro, is a large sky island, held in its floating position by huge magical crystals. Much like an Iceberg, most of these crystals are visible below the landmass – resembling stalactites planted in the land above them. Thanks to the magical energy from these crystals, enormous glowshrooms are able to grow at an incredible rate. Once a year, all the glowshrooms in the land release their spores simultaneously, resulting in glowspore showers lasting an entire month. This event has been dubbed "Sporefette'' and is considered a major holiday, with its own festival to accompany it.
The massive crystals that grow with these unique fungi do so at a similar speed – sometimes swallowing houses, mushrooms, or other crystals. Because of this, the land is a major exporter of these precious stones, usually used as Fortune telling orbs or other magical ingredients. The energy these crystals hold is extremely mysterious, and how they got it is unknown. There are many legends surrounding the idea, but no one seems to have a consistent answer to why...
To unlock Gaguro, you will need to purchase an Enigmatic Realm Key from Truffle's Treasure Trove!
Gaguro Realm Quests
With the release of Gaguro comes new Realm Familiarity Quests along with new General realm quests!
Dive into the culture of this new realm, learning about the Crystals and Glowshrooms inhabiting it!
Don't get too comfortable, however... A suspicious cloaked figure runs off before you can get a firm look at them, murmuring to themself. The idea of theft springs in your mind, goodwill forcing you to move forward and give chase. Who is this mysterious individual? Why were they hiding among the public if they weren't aiming to steal? Perhaps you'll have to find out for yourself...
A Gaguron Exploration
Past the comforts of civilization lies a forest of giant Glowshrooms and Crystals. The call for Exploration is echoed deep in your heart, begging you to step into the wilderness of Gaguro. Just what will you find, anyways? ...In fact, you have a feeling if you're lucky, you'll find a little more than what you were hoping for...
Residents of Arborea have reported having good luck while exploring as well!
New Playable Species - Welcome Levii and Pro-g!
Two new playable species are now available for all players to create! We are pleased to introduce Levii, a species created by Cakebird, and Pro-Gs, an affiliate species owned and created by Jarre!
It is said the realm of Gaguro would not be the land it is without the help of its guardians: the Levii. As a tiny, fairy-like species, their main job is to act as pollinators, aiding the glowshrooms and crystals of their homeland by spreading them across the realm. Their thick arms serve as baskets, being a quick and easy way to transfer pollen, spores, or newly-formed crystals from one place to another, especially if an area is particularly struggling with growth. Since the earliest records of Gagurion society, the Levii have divided this work based on subspecies. Arthrofauna — the more fragile but nimble of the two — are tasked with protecting the realm's flora, while Avifauna — the sturdier but less dexterous subspecies — deal with protecting Gaguro’s crystals.
Along with Arthrofauna and Avifauna, the asterisk'd Levii subspecies Aranefauna will also be available to create when either a Subspecies Change Potion or Silky Floss is used on a playable Lythian slot! As a neutral party, uninvolved with either glowshrooms or crystals, Aranefauna completely lack pollen baskets. As such, they aren’t capable of spreading any substances, but are instead renowned for the durable, multipurpose silk they produce from their enlarged abdomens. They have an innate knowledge of architecture, and aid in building and providing homes for the residents of Gaguro. You can read all about Levii on their newly added species page!
Pro-Gs are an affiliate species owned by Jarre. Although they aren’t "natural" to Lyth, it seems their dimension-crossing knowledge has managed to lead them to the realms. Outside of Lythbound, they (including body types and subspecies) are an open species and are completely free to make and use! Due to this, Pro-Gs that were made prior to the affiliation cannot be brought into the group without the use of a Lythian Slot.
With their advancements in space travel and a unique take on their own anatomy, Pro-Gs are at the top of the leaderboard when it comes to efficiency. Their evolutionary development has led them to do away with the rigid, brittle bones that most species have. Instead, their "skeleton" is actually a unique energy system manifesting in a flexible, semi-solid form that runs throughout their body. This allows Pro-Gs to contort in gravity-defying ways, giving them their own form of levitation, as well as other abilities. They have dabbled in the knowledge of changing one’s appearance, and though unable to completely alter their anatomy like the Natbaktera’s Glamour, they are capable of changing most of their appearance to suit their current needs.
Pro-Gs are all about knowledge, not in just the scientific sense, but mathematical, logical, cultural, and magical as well. However, they are rather solitary in their pursuit of it, as socialization is not the species’ strong suit. With their need for efficiency and proficiency in magic, evolution has rendered their bodies weak and fragile. Their lack of physical strength makes a simple punch feel like a kitten’s paw.
Pro-Gs also come with a new Body Type! Compact Pro-Gs are shorter than the average height range of a Pro-G, so anything under six feet with three to five feet being the most common. They don’t contain as much psychic as the typical Pro-G, resulting in their shorter height, smaller features, and weakened abilities. They still lack physical strength and aren’t as flexible, but are scrappy and more physically durable to compensate for it.
Finally, players may partake in an all-new Mythical Ascension quest for Pro-Gs to unlock their Meltdown subspecies! Meltdown is a permanent change to a Pro-G’s form, typically due to a lot of bad situations happening at once. When faced with a buildup of distress, grief, and other negative emotions, a Pro-G may react by answering the innate "call" to tap into their psychic energy and overclock it in proportion to their body. Psychic flows beyond their veins and seeps out of their entire being, resulting in traits such as oversized arms, smog vents, and eye trails. Meltdowns are volatile and prone to losing control...
You can read all about Pro-Gs on their newly added species page!
New Companion Species - Eclissi and Lealai
Along with the two new playable Lythians come two new Companion species! Eclissi, created and designed by Jarre, and Lealai, created and designed by Raishiteru and originally conceived by Tomoburd!
Eclissi are feline-esque spirits born from clusters of crystals during Gaguro's "Sporefette." They are mischievous little creatures who have gained a dependence on other species in the area, looking to them specifically for food or other resources through either stealing or manipulation. Capable of mimicking voices and sounds, as well as copying phrases, they use this to their advantage to trick both Lythians and fauna into doing their bidding — "eclipsing (their) judgment," one could say. Thankfully, this behavior is mostly benign and harmless, and Eclissi are otherwise rather skittish and easily frightened. Many Gaguro natives consider them to be more of a pest than anything.
Their bodies are bizarrely segmented, likely to aid in being more aerodynamic due to their preference for floating. They are capable of putting their bodies back together and slithering along the floor, but are much slower this way and will opt to spring out of an area if scared. Eclissi are also known for their grins, full of sharp teeth that are used as a variety of different social gestures depending on the wideness or tightness of them.
Collect materials to make their lure and build up your familiarity with Gaguro to take one home!
Lealai are a graceful species, who are curious by nature but smart enough to know when to keep their distance. In the past, many sought them out, believing in an age-old tale that those who befriended them would have eternal youth and beauty bestowed upon them. This rumor seems to have been dispelled, but certain Lythians claim otherwise…
Over time, these creatures were domesticated and trained to be flying mounts, able to carry passengers and parcels. They come in all shapes and sizes, and are thought to be distant evolutionary cousins to Kiklets. Despite their ability to fly, Lealai are actually very attuned to flora, able to take on the appearance of different plants to blend into their environment. They have a large bulb on their rear end, which opens up to reveal a tail that mimics the pistil of the flower. They can use this mimicry to avoid detection from predators or lure in prey. As previously mentioned, Lealai have different appearances, which is based on the environment they originated from. They have a connected floral membrane that stretches across most of their underside, which can sprout a variety of plants and flowers. Generally, these flora match where they came from, eg, a desert Lealai growing cacti. As long as the creature itself is kept healthy and happy, this membrane will continue to provide the nutrients needed for germination. A malnourished Lealai may have a membrane that appears wrinkled, withered, or decaying.
Lealai also come with a new subspecies! Leabells, created by StardustMinka, are bred from Lealai to be a more petlike companion. They are docile in nature and generally smaller than their counterparts. They lack the large wings that would give them flight, though small, vestigial, winglike appendages may appear elsewhere on their bodies. Their soft paws are often talon-free and their rear-end buds may have no tail coming out of them. Instead, Leabells have developed a beak or beak-like covering on their muzzles, which gives them distinct whistles and trills, similar to birdsong. They are able to use their singing to calm enemies down, putting them in an almost trancelike state.
Collect materials to make their lure and build up your familiarity with Gaguro to take one home!
To celebrate the release of Gaguro, we are running a free raffle for CB74 (designed by StardustMinka) until August 19, 2022 @ 23:59:59! Be sure to enter on the raffles page!
- As of this update, all Onini Egg items in inventories have been replaced with Gaguro Realm Egg items (may be used to create an Onini or other Gaguron Lythian species), and the Onini Egg item has been removed.
- All remaining manual rewards from Áthlima have been sent out. Please contact us if you believe you are missing anything!
Thank you for reading, we at Lythbound staff hope you enjoy this content-packed update! As usual, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask us on the forum, by sending a support ticket, or joining our official Discord for live support!