Terms of Service

Last edited: January 13, 2020

Please review the Terms of Service (“terms", “terms and conditions") before playing or using the website, DeviantArt group, or adoptables a part of Lythbound. We reserve the right to change or modify the terms and conditions, and suspend or terminate any features of the game at any time with prior notification. By using Lythbound adoptables or the Lythbound website and/or supplemental areas (e.g., the official Discord server or DeviantArt group), you are agreeing to these terms as outlined on this page.

Before you continue using our website we also advise that you read our Privacy Policy regarding our user data collection.

1. Game and playable characters

1.1 Acquisition

Lythbound game and playable characters (also called “adoptables") are acquired through sales of adoptables from moderators of the game or through group features and events. Playable characters may also be acquired through player-to-player trades. Official Lythbound characters will be documented in our visual masterlist.

Lythbound species are closed species. This means that they cannot be created without explicit permission, or by having earned relevant items via the game.

1.2 Resale

Adoptables purchased from approved Lythbound designers are not refundable. Transactions for adoptables are final. You may, however, resell your adoptable.

Resale of purchased adoptables is allowed at the original price plus any commissioned artwork value and/or character upgrade value.

Resales of characters with significant work on their unlocks or with extra art done by the owner may be resold at a higher price than the original sale price. You may price the extra art and realm clearances how you see is fair. We highly discourage scalping practices and repeated patterns of scalping may result in disciplinary action.

Adoptables earned via in-game events, free giveaways, or otherwise not originally created and received in exchange for real life money may not be sold at any time, but may still be traded or gifted.

Likewise, items earned via in-game events, free giveaways, or otherwise not originally received in exchange for real life money may not be sold at any time, but may still be traded or gifted.

1.3 Trading

Trading adoptables and playable characters in Lythbound is allowed. If you receive an adoptable from a trade, you are also still allowed to resell it at the original price and an optional extra charge for art and/or game progress.

After transferring a character over to another player, you no longer have control of that character’s development in the game. The new owner has the rights to the character and any changes they wish to make.

If you are unable to transfer via the in-game function, then you must inform the visual masterlist if and when a character is traded or resold.

1.4 Co-ownership

Co-ownership is not officially recognized by Lythbound and we are not responsible for any disputes over design ownership resulting from co-ownership. The masterlist will only recognize one owner.

2. User Submitted Content

Visitors may post content as long as it is not obscene, illegal, defamatory, threatening, infringing of intellectual property rights, invasive of privacy or injurious in any other way to third parties. It must also follow relevant guidelines outlined in the terms and other supplementary rules.

Group and ARPG artwork, writing, and other submitted content must be appropriate for ages 13 and up. Gore, nudity, and implied sexual content should be tagged and hidden/spoilered.

Content submitted for the ARPG must be original work or the player must have proper permission to use content submitted to the group. Stolen or traced artwork is strictly prohibited and may result in a suspension or ban from the game.

We reserve the right to edit and/or remove content which does not follow the guidelines outlined in the terms and in supplementary rules.

3. Copyright

Content created by Lythbound or its affiliated creators and published on the Lythbound website (digital downloads, images, texts, graphics, logos, etc.) is the property of Lythbound and/or its content creators and protected by international copyright laws. The entire compilation of the aforementioned content found on this website is the property of Lythbound and/or the content creators.

Players who submit user-generated content (user profiles, Lythian profiles, character concepts and designs, stories, and any other content created by a player) retain full ownership of this content submitted by them.

By creating or purchasing a Lythbound species design, you agree that Lythbound retains the copyright of the species, traits, lore, and branding; however, Lythbound does not make claim to the characters or designs inspiring derivative content created with Lythbound’s provided bases, species, traits, concepts, etc.

Users are free to use their owned and masterlist-registered Lythbound designs outside of the Lythbound game, for non-commercial purposes. These individual designs are owned by the users and thus we do not restrict their use in non-commercial activities, including but not limited to: using the characters/designs in role play outside of Lyth canon, using the characters/designs in other art roleplay games (ARPGs), etc.

In the event of a ban, a user account may be permanently prohibited in participating in Lythbound and/or its adjacent activities. However: at no point will Lythbound or Jackalune ever repossess or retract a design you own that you previously purchased or created via Lythbound.

- In the case of a chargeback, or situation where payment is returned to the intended purchaser of an adoptable, that adoptable is not considered owned by that individual, as they did not complete the purchase.

4. Code of Conduct

Cheating, creating falsified numbers regarding in-game currency or items, or taking advantage of website bugs or exploits, will result in an immediate ban from the game.

Players are to remain respectful towards one another. No homophobic, transphobic, racist, ableist, or otherwise hateful language will be tolerated; using such will result in disciplinary action.

Players can choose who they interact with in-game and cannot pressure others to play with their characters specifically. The Lythbound website offers a block function to assist in this.

Players are strongly discouraged from posting guilting or begging messages on any platforms. Begging for adopts or other player characters or currency will result in a warning. There are free-to-play characters available for all new players.

Players are encouraged to help one another with the game but are discouraged from “mini-modding" or acting in place of a moderator. Please allow staff moderators to answer user questions that require staff attention, as well as handle disagreements that occur.

Conduct between users should remain respectful at all times and disagreements or altercations should be reported to a member of moderation staff so that defusal of the situation may occur and disciplinary action may be taken if necessary.

Moderation staff have the right to warn, suspend, and/or ban those who break these Terms of Service, supplementary rules, or who create significant game disruptions. This is defined subjectively by the moderation team.

5. Miscellaneous

If you are an owner of an account on the Lythbound website, you are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your private user details (username and password). You are responsible for all activities that occur in or by your account.

Lythbound and its affiliated creators kindly ask that you respect the terms and conditions, species rules, and supplementary guidelines. Refusal to abide by these terms or any supplementary rules will result in action by the moderation staff. We reserve the right to suspend or ban users that break these terms or the rules of the game, or who create issues within the game that are not defined by these terms.