News and Updates

Season of Áthlympians

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An all-new summer event has arrived for all to partake in!
This event runs until July 31st, 2022 23:59:59 EST

To see everything available for the season of Áthlympians, make sure to visit the event hub!

New Realm - Áthlima

Áthlima

A brand new realm has opened its doors for all who wish to enter! The Realm of Áthlima is now yours to discover, with the appropriate realm key of course…

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New Companion Species - Skeye

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Skeye are an avian-like species found only in the realm of Áthlima, where it is an ancient tradition to keep and train them. Thought to be distantly related to Chime Fish, these small metal creatures make a melodic whistling noise as air passes through their hollow heads during flight. This inspired the residents of Áthlima to train Skeye to be the referees for all their sports games, as they have excellent vision and can make loud whistling noises if they spot any foul plays or cheating.

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Collect materials to make their lure and build up your familiarity with Áthlima to take one home!
(Skeye created by Cakebird and Raishiteru!)

Prompts

This year, Aegeus is challenging all who are willing to partake in his 9 sports-themed prompts! Completing these will award you with unique prizes including the coveted Athlympian achievement!

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Aegeus, a friendly Pygmy Jackyl, is the deity of athletes and sports. While his small stature and cute looks often result in him being underestimated, it is said he became the deity of Áthlima by beating his rival Pyrros – an infamously athletic Chuikha – in a one-thousand-mile race across the lands of the realm over a hundred years ago. Today, you can find him and his trusty companion, Nephele, teaching Lythians how to play many different sports over at the Stadium.

Completing each prompt gives you a sticker unique to that prompt’s sport!
Completing all 9 prompts gives you the “Athlympian” achievement and a special frame!

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Along with Aegeus’s assignments, 12 vacation-themed prompts will also be available for those of us who would rather kick back, or need some chill time from all the athletics.

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Completing at least one prompt gives you the “Summer Fun” achievement!
Completing all twelve prompts gives you an MYO Playable Species ticket!

Pyrros's Pavilion

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Pyrros, a hotheaded Chuikha and Aegeus's long-time rival, has set up shop for those looking to take a piece of Áthlima home with them! However, unlike most other realms, the currency here is a bit different. All items here cost Daiko, the Áthlimian currency! You can get your hands on some Daiko by submitting art for any event prompt or Áthlima realm familiarity/general quests just like you would Loonoles.

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Please include only one prompt per submission to ensure you receive your rewards!

Volleyball and Áthlimian Shelter Pets

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Until July 31st, 2022 23:59:59 EST, you can visit the profiles of other members to start a game of volleyball with them! Like any game of volleyball, the goal is to keep the ball above the (inter)net between you and your friend. When you toss a volleyball, the user you serve it to will have the opportunity to hit it back, and vice versa. Every time you serve a Volleyball or pass one back, you’ll get a gift, and your Volleyball streak will increase by 1 with that person! If you manage to hit a streak of 10 with any individual on-site, you'll get the special “Ballin’” achievement.
Just remember, you can only serve or hit 5 times a day, so pick who you want to increase your streak with carefully!

Treats received from this feature can be used to feed special Athlympian-themed pets that are appearing in the pet shelter, also until July 31st, 2021 23:59:59 EST! You may also find some ingredients for crafting here too!

June is Pride Month!

Along with our pride-themed visual art contest this month, players who choose to join us in the Official Lythbound Discord will get a chance to earn some extra Loonoles and their choice of a Pride shark pet! Some lucky members might even get an RNG-granted Discord exclusive pet…

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June 01, 2022 02:15:39 | 0 Comments

June 1, 2022

Featured Lythian

This month's Featured Lythian is...
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KS57

Sebastian
Owned by: that one kid
Congratulations!

Gifting Gacha Increased Rates

Items with increased rates in this month's Gifting Gacha are:
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Yellow Diamond
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Aromatic Oil
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Starfish
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Spool of Thread
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Gold FAKER

New Monthly Contest

A new monthly contest has begun. You can read more on the Monthly Contest: Visual Art page!

June 01, 2022 00:10:02 | 0 Comments

Gifting Gacha, Companion interaction, and Random Lythian Updates

Gifting Gacha

  • The Gifting Gacha has received a major upgrade! Some players may have noticed a brief maintenance period for the Gifting Gacha, due to some new systems being implemented. Now, in true Gacha fashion, rarer items have a lower chance to drop than uncommon or common items. If you're lucky, you may even get an all-new and mysterious epic item… To account for this new rarity system, Gacha rolls are now 15 Gift Tokens instead of 30!

  • Additionally, a new 10x Roll option has been added, allowing you to quickly toss 150 tokens into the gacha at once!

  • This new rarity system will also affect the items from Ingredient Loot Boxes, as well (rare items can drop, but will be rare!).

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Companion Interactions

  • Interacting with another player's companion now has a low chance of dropping a Gift Token! Previously, only your own faithful companions would bring you items for interacting with them. This new update now gives other players' companions a chance of dropping one gift token as thanks for playing with them!

Random Lythian

  • The Random Lythian page now displays a separate section for Lythians allowing gift writing! We hope this will help our local Lythian authors find suitable subjects for their written works!


Fluff delivers a bizarre transmission...

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May 30, 2022 19:04:57 | 0 Comments

Terms of Service Update

New Agreement System

You may have noticed that before you could interact with the rest of the site, you had to agree to the new Terms of Service changes. This is a new system in place that will ensure everyone still agrees with and is aware of the current website policies. This update has been shown to everyone, so please be aware that no one is seeing it due to being in trouble!

Overview of Terms of Service Changes

Free characters may now have value added on! This works just as it does with Lythians that already have a USD value. Commissioned and personal artwork may now add value to a Lythian's design, even those with no original value due to being obtained for free. Due to this new change, Lythian and Companion profiles have been slightly adjusted to reflect this! Lythians who were originally bought with real life money are now labeled as "Purchased", while Lythians who were originally obtained through free methods (Loonoles, tutorial MYO, prompts, etc) are now labeled as "Unpaid," signifying how the character originated.
- Scalping practices are still forbidden by the Terms of Service.

For clarification: Gems, Loonoles, and Items may not be resold for Real Currency. This includes ones bought with USD.

"Unofficial" characters are no longer discouraged by the Terms! At Lythbound, we treat unofficial Lythians like fan characters or "fakemon". As a result, we no longer associate with the "closed species" label and have removed any traces mentioning Lythians as such. Affiliate species such as Fuwa Bozu still follow their own additional rules, however (and may be referred to as "closed"). Additionally, attempting to trade or sell users "unofficial Lythians" under the guise that they are "official" will be treated as scamming.
- "Official," for the purposes of the Terms of Service, is defined as being listed on the character index.

Clarification on our Right to Refuse Service. We want Lythbound to be a safe experience for everyone, including oppressed and vulnerable communities! We hope that this clarification will allow our community to feel welcome and safe.

As always, please read our Terms of Service for full details on these changes.

May 25, 2022 16:05:12 | 0 Comments

Wiki, Site Updates, Email 2FA, and New Items

Lythbound Wiki

The Lythbound Wiki is now available and seeking editors! If you’ve ever been curious about a specific item, species, pet, or companion, the Lythbound wiki is now here to answer all your Lythbound lore needs. It might look a little empty right now, which is why we’re seeking some hardcore Lyth-heads to help us add and edit pages!

Site Updates

- 2FA is now available via email! Simply head over to your account settings and click the tab that reads “Two-Factor Auth” to get started. If you already have 2FA enabled via smart device, you may add email 2FA in addition to smart device 2FA and both will be applied.

- Selecting a Lythian for ARPG submissions or attaching inventory items is now easier! You may now search for Lythians by their set name, along with their masterlist ID number.

- Companion profiles have received a revamp! Click on one of your companions' profiles and you’ll find we’ve updated their pages to better match playable Lythians. That includes brand new pronoun and gift writing fields you can apply to your Lythians’ little pals!
 - Additionally, the companion transfer cooldown has been lowered to 1 week (previously 2 weeks).

New Items

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Some players may have noticed certain MYO tickets for both companions and playable species may look a bit different! These new gem tickets, unlike regular MYO tickets, can be traded or gifted to other players and are obtainable via Thistle’s Gem shop. Please note that, like normal MYO tickets, the items themselves can only be traded/gifted and cannot be sold for real currency!

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The Igroven Lythian frame is now available via general (non-familiarity) Igroven realm quests! Rumor has it this frame is pretty rare though, so it may take a few tries to get it…

May 19, 2022 12:35:55 | 0 Comments