News and Updates

Exploration Editor and UI Updates!

Exploration Editor

Lythians can now create their own realms for exploration, and visit their fellow Lythians' realms as well!

Lythians can canonically create "sanctuary" spaces which are basically small pocket realms, and explorations may be used to create an adventure through these realms. If you would like the adventure to be about that, that is.

If you would like the adventure to be something else, you can do that too!

Areas/Pages may utilize HTML for further customization!

Essentially, this is a choose-your-own-adventure creator that creates an adventure associated with each of your Lythians. When you create these, you can mark them as private until you're ready for the world to see them. Then change them to public and they will be displayed in the Lythian Explorations Index and on that Lythian's profile!

Unlike "Sanctioned Explorations," these explorations do not have system rewards. Please have fun telling stories for others to adventure through!

UI Updates

- "Market" has been added to the navigation, and links related to shops and trade have been moved from Explore to this tab. A new link to owned shops has been added.

- Shop Quickstock can now be used to move multiple items from one's inventory to one's vault.

- Shop Quickstock and Stock Edit have received minor UI updates.

- The "Friend Feed" of your Dashboard will now display when friends have made a new forum post.

Reminders

Entries for the Haunted Faire's costume contest close at October 22, 2021 23:59:59 EDT! Be sure to enter if you plan to do so.

Have you found any of the hiding Eidolons? They will appear in various places across the site until the end of the month. Work with your fellow Lyth residents to find them!

October 20, 2021 17:45:49 | 0 Comments

Welcome, Jackyls!

Welcome, Jackyls!

We briefly interrupt your Haunted Faire festivities to bring you some new friends: Jackyls!

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Jackyls were created by 40mg(DeviantArt) and then owned and developed by TropicalPrimate (DeviantArt) and EXxiilED (DeviantArt). We have recently obtained ownership of this wonderful species and are excited to bring them into the realms of Lythbound!

You can read all about Jackyls on their newly-added species page and there are also two subspecies added to Gryfons and Axomaurs respectively, based on species designs by NorthernRed (DeviantArt) and TropicalPrimate (DeviantArt) respectively.

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Other than new information, we will be porting the original Jackyls masterlist on-site today! No ownership will be changed during this import and Jackyls will also be receiving an announcement on their end regarding this update!

If you own a Jackyl and already linked your account to DeviantArt before this announcement, please contact us via Support Ticket to get those ownerships updated! If you newly join after this announcement, simply link your Lythbound account to DeviantArt and your Jackyls will automatically be added (as well as a special achievement for having been involved prior to Jackyls joining us here)!

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Additionally, Jackyls will be available for creation via MYO tickets as soon as the masterlist import is complete! You may also want to take a look at their subspecies, as a rather monstrous one is available right away which might interest current Haunted Faire visitors... (Monster Jackyls can be created via the Moonsbane Potion, currently available from the Haunted Faire!)

Once again, welcome to our new friends!

(Thanks to Raishiteru and CakeBird for species adaptation work!)

October 13, 2021 16:11:56 | 0 Comments

Two-Factor Authentication!

Lythbound now offers Two-Factor Authentication!

Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) adds a second layer of security to your Lythbound account by linking it to an authentication app (such as Google Authenticator [Android / iOS] or Authy). This app then generates a limited-time six-digit code, which becomes required anytime you log in.

Adding this means that anyone trying to log into your account needs both your password and access to the device which is displaying your code. We do not require 2FA, but recommend it as an extra layer of security.

When you enable 2FA, you can then request an emergency backup code. Keep this code somewhere safe, as it can be used to disable 2FA in case you ever lose your linked device, and it will only be displayed once.

You can activate 2FA on your account via the navigation: Personal -> Account Settings -> Two-Factor Auth (2FA)

October 08, 2021 15:14:35 | 0 Comments

Welcome to the Haunted Faire!

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"It is good to return to the realms of Lyth once again this year. I welcome Lythians one and all to the Haunted Faire, to partake in our activities, until we lose our connection to your mortal realms once more."

Haunted Faire

The Haunted Faire has become once again accessible to Lythians from the mortal realms and a variety of activities are available again this year! The Faire runs from October 1 until November 7th at 23:59:59 site time, unless another date and time are mentioned for a specific activity.

To see everything available at the Haunted Faire, be sure to visit the event hub!

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The Lost Realm is once again available for visitation and you may continue or begin your Realm Familiarity quests there. To get started, a free Lost Key is available here.

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Ink has returned with a new set of art prompts! Win pets and an MYO ticket for completing varying amounts of the prompts.

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Go bobbing for apples once each day. You probably will not come back with an apple.

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Some Haunted Faire traditions have spread throughout other realms as well! Go trick-or-treating at your friends' doors and receive treats (or tricks) each day! The rewards are different for each option, so you will need to decide which you would prefer!

To trick-or-treat, simply visit another member's profile and interact with the UI at the top of the page. Trick-or-treating will only be available on the profiles of individuals who have recently logged in.

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The Faire's visual art costume contest is back this year! Entries for this part of the event are only open until October 22, 2021 at 23:59:59 (to allow time for voting) so be sure to get your entries in!

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The Ringleader's stall is available for spending your Faire Tickets for a variety of prizes from past Faire events, including the limited time Moonsbane Potion! This portion of the event is open until the end of the year, December 31st at 23:59:59.

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Got candy from trick-or-treating? There are a selection of thematic pets invading the Pet Shelter who would love to take it off your hands. If you're lucky, the pet you feed might decide to come home with you! Feed these pets in the shelter with your Haunted Faire foods while you can -- they will disappear on November 1st!

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Having a good time at the Haunted Faire? Tell your friends and get entered into a raffle to win an exclusive custom character, sets of pets, and this year's new frame!

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Starting on October 18th until October 31st, Eidolons will be released throughout the site for discovery... Will you find them all?

New (sub)Species

The Haunted Faire's influence has spread widely through the realms, and some Axomaurs are feeling... strange.

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The Monster subspecies is now available for Axomaurs!
This is a temporary condition that overrides an Axomaur's normal subspecies. This means that an Axomaur can be both Terrestrial and a Monster by transforming between the two. A result of this transformation is that the Axomaur's size and strength increases by quite a bit! In this state, Axomaurs will chase anything that moves — often resulting in them getting lost chasing birds or bugs — and are prone to losing control.

Use a Moonsbane Potion from the Ringleader's stall to change your Axomaur into this subspecies.
(Monster Axomaurs concepted and designed by CakeBird!)

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Not only are Axomaurs behaving strangely, but a new species has started appearing... dubbed the Djiminni, this new species is now available as a companion!

Djiminnis are spirits who are often associated with dark magic, as they are believed to be side effects from conjuring its spells. However, they are neither innately evil nor innately good; they come into being and then simply exist within the realms. They are made of a gaseous material that allows them to float silently about and even phase through solid objects. And, in reality, these creatures are quite shy! Most of the time, Djiminnis are covered by a solid exterior of their own making that consists of three parts: a mask, an outer shell, and other decorative pieces.

Read more about them here!

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Collect materials to make their lure and build up your familiarity with the Lost Realm to capture these unique companions!
(Original concept for the Djiminni created by Traumlaterne and adapted by Raishiteru!)

October 01, 2021 18:00:01 | 0 Comments

October 1, 2021

Featured Lythian

This month's Featured Lythian is...
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SY293

Hylox
Owned by: syrup
Congratulations!

Gifting Gacha Increased Rates

Items with increased rates in this month's Gifting Gacha are:
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Assorted Seeds
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Piece of Bark
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Harb
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Candy Corn Carrot
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Spira Shell
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Hummbalina

New Monthly Contest

A new monthly contest has begun. You can read more on the Costume Contest page!

Congratulations to the winner of last month's Monthly Contest!
"A Kella Ser could be found balancing unsteady atop a stepping stool as they tried with much difficulty to reach a bottle that was at the top of the spice rack. The house had clearly not been made for a smaller species such as themself and it had for a while now been causing problems to overcome. Now however they weren't really sure how to, there wasn't a counter or anything near enough to climb onto and the only stepping stool he had, was already balancing underneath them. With a frustrated groan the small feline like creature made a quick but likely dumb decision, unable to think of any ot..."
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October 01, 2021 00:10:01 | 0 Comments