January has been a busy month and it’s time for a new announcement.
Please welcome Astral Story and its denizens!
Astral Story was actually a project that I (Jack) had worked on throughout 2019, and then continued simultaneously alongside Lyth for a while. Unfortunately, running two games stretched me a bit too thin, and after the success of the Lyth merge, I decided (with the help of Lyth’s team) to merge Astral Story into the Realm of Lyth!
Similar to the Symph Pond merger earlier this year, Astral Story’s species and concepts are being absorbed completely into Lyth, so you’ll be seeing some new faces and features thanks to this! We expect this to mostly be a lot of additions to Lyth, same as it was with the Symph merger, and I’m excited to move forward with even more cool species to play with! Astral Story species will gain the ability to take part in any aspect of Lyth that any of our other playable species can.
Here's the six new Astrals, who will now be resident Lythians:
Artwork by @Jackalune and Species Guide!
If you had an Astral Story account, we will also be merging those into Lyth, so you will be able to redeem and keep earned things on your Realm of Lyth account! We hope to once again fully integrate this new community with the Lythian community, so please give the Astral Story folks a warm welcome as well!
Further information on how Astral Story species and inventories will be adjusted for Lyth
The biggest alteration happening along with this is currency changes. With these merges and a re-evaluation of our many currencies, we have reached the decision to merge all currencies into one: Loonoles. While we may have other event/specific currencies in the future, we feel that one currency for all primary shops and functions will be less confusing and allow us to focus less on balancing that section of the game, so we can put more of our efforts into making other new features.
To facilitate this, the following currency will be changed to Loonoles at the following rates:
All Lyth Currencies 1:1 Loonoles (1 any currency = 1 Loonole)
That'd be Carashean, Colozian, Ladarka, Mordial, Pippik, Loy, Moyn, Myur, Wreyn, Wyar, and Zeyl.
Marbles 1:1 Loonoles (1 Marble = 1 Loonole)
Dust (Astral Story’s currency) 5:1 Loonoles (5 Dust = 1 Loonoles)
Gems are NOT being changed, as these were purchased with USD.
We are still working on the best method of releasing paid currency perks for those with this currency.
Our plan from here is to adjust the amount earned from various art activities, as well as potentially shop prices, to try and ensure a stable economy, and better equality for currency-earning between artistic methods moving forward.
I am very excited to work on all of the new things coming to Lyth, and hope you all are excited to see them as well!
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please join our Discord for live assistance~
Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the #LythforAustralia event! Thanks to everyone's donations, you managed to raise approximately $347 AUD for the listed charities working to aid the Australian bush fire relief! This is absolutely incredible and we are so thankful for everyone's generosity!
There are still a couple designs available that are also aimed to raise money for these charities, so the final total will end up being over $350 AUD!
Thank you all so much again! We look forward to holding more charity events in the future and hope that everyone enjoyed this event as well!
Though this event has ended, the following text from the announcement remains for posterity:
The Realm of Lyth is holding a short charity event in order to help raise money for the Australia bush fire relief efforts!
During the course of this event (from January 19 - January 25), we will be offering a variety of designs and cosmetic items for sale.
100% of the proceeds will be going to various Australian charities.
We have three approved charities which can be donated to for this event:
✦ The Red Cross ✦
✦ The Center of Disaster Philanthropy ✦
✦ The WWF ✦
For proof, please screenshot the donation receipt!
The total amount donated and date of donation must be visible.
Your real name, address, and other personal information may be blacked out.
Of course, we also want to reward you for being a kind soul!
Pictured designs by: Jackalune, Raishiteru, Yams, and toripng
Over the course of the event, designs from the staff and guest artists will be available via flat sale, auction, and raffle.
They will be hosted on the creators' accounts and posted to the group gallery.
Only real currency will be accepted for these, as the goal is to raise money for charity!
Orches (art by toripng)
With this event, we are introducing a new collectible creature species: the Orch!
You can read more about Orches on their species information page.
For the duration of the event, we will be hiding Orches and other collectible creatures around the DeviantArt group (and other official pages).
If you are the first to find them, they can be held by replying to the original comment (not their sta.sh post).
After your hold has been placed, you have 1 hour to make a donation of the required amount.
Then, comment again with a proof of donation and your site username.
After confirmation, we will link your new collectible creature to your site account!
[1.19] 1 Orch & 1 Rulat
[1.20] 1 Rulat
[1.21] 1 Orch & 1 Rulat
[1.22] 1 Rulat
[1.23] 1 Orch & 1 Rulat
[1.24] 1 Rulat
Frogdrate, Ecarena, and Krowala (art by Buntato)
We are offering three exclusive pets that are only available during this event!
They are available for $1 (Frogdrate), $5 (Frogdrate and Ecarena), and $10 (all three!) donations.
You will receive all pets valued at and under your donation amount; if you donate $10, you get all three of them!
You can also buy multiple sets with higher donation amounts!
To claim these pets, please provide a proof of donation and your site username as a reply to this comment.
Pets will be added to your site inventory and can then be attached to Lythians and nicknamed and displayed on their profiles.
Your five possible raffle tickets are for these prizes:
✦ 1st Place: "Messenger" Kiklet ✦
✦ 2nd Place: 1 Orch Egg (MYO slot) ✦
✦ 3rd Place: 1 Orch Egg (MYO slot) ✦
And for every 10 entries, we will add an additional Orch Egg to the prize pool!
(You cannot win multiple prizes.)