Frequently Asked Questions

✦ ARPG Submission Questions

All guidelines can be found under Activities > ARPG Quests Hub > Free Play.
You may! Additional information on how to claim rewards on a commissioned piece can be found in Content Requirements under Commissioned Art.
Yes, as long as one or both parties drew Lythians!
If you are trading with someone who’s also an on-site member, all you have to do is submit the half that you drew for “Free Play.” After you input the calculations, add a note saying it’s for an art trade with [member]; your trade partner will have to individually submit their half to claim.
If you’re trading with someone outside the game and drew a non-Lyth character of theirs, you’d submit the half they drew — presumably one of your Lythians. Do the calculations and make a note saying this is [member]’s part because you drew a non-Lyth character.
Only one collaborator needs to submit the claim. In the notes section, just state who did what and how you’d like the rewards distributed, otherwise, we will split it as evenly as possible among all parties. The others do not need to submit the collaboration, as we will send them their part of the claim automatically, so please come to an agreement beforehand.
They do not! In fact, we encourage the usage of Google Docs, Toyhou.se, or our on-site blog system, as the readability on these sites is better than Eclipse.
You can submit it all at once but remember that for Free Play, there’s a limit of 150 Loonoles that you can earn per week.
If each chapter is for a different prompt, you can submit the same link multiple times with a specifying note (like “[chapter] is for [prompt]”) per submission or split it so there are unique links for each chapter.
You may! Though if you claimed rewards for it previously, we’ve already transferred your rewards over when we linked your accounts, so please don’t claim rewards for it again. You can submit it to the correct prompt for 0 currency just to have it in our on-site galleries.
Yes, but not the other way around; you cannot submit non-gift-art for Gifting Gacha coins.
Realm of Lyth is a PG13 (not officially rated) ARPG, so all content you share must be suitable for ages 13 and up. Mild or suggested NSFW is allowed to a certain extent but must always be tagged with the proper warnings. In addition, visual artwork should be censored and literature can be spoilered.
You may create explicit content for personal use, though it should not be shared directly on the site or in our Discord server.
If you have any questions of whether or not your content is appropriate, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

✦ Art & Design Questions

Minor alterations to the character are always allowed. You can update a Lythian’s design/artwork by going to their profile and clicking the “Update Lythian Art/Design” button. Significant design or color changes — as well as additional forms and adaptations — require the use of redesign items.
No, you may not. You can take inspiration from anywhere, but your designs cannot be a blatant copy of an already-existing character, copyrighted or not.
The only exception to this is if you own the character and would like to transfer their design onto a Lythian. However, if you are not the original creator, please make sure you have permission to do so.
Adaptations are the Forim-descendant-equivalent of traits; they gain traits by adapting to their environment and the individuals around them.
You need certain adaptation tickets in order to unlock certain traits on your Forim descendants. You automatically have access to all Rarity (R) 0 level adaptations, as long as they don’t overlap (ie, a Chuikha can’t have both “Fur Body” and “Spine Body,” unless you have the R2 Nimblix Cross-Adaptation of “Dual Body Texture”).
R1, R2, and R3 level adaptations can be purchased at Truffle’s Treasure Trove. There are some one-of-a-kind (OOAK) adaptations that are only available through staff or guest artist designs.
Antecedents do not use adaptation tickets, though can still adapt and gain traits by using items that change their subspecies.
Yes, all pets can be customized to your liking, as long as they’re still recognizable! Things like color, patterns, size, etc. are open to interpretation. We just won’t update their official site artwork to reflect your personal changes, though you can portray them however you’d like in your artwork.

✦ Gameplay Questions

You do need a character to play most of the game (though some quests may be doable with NPCs)!
If your reasoning is that you do not want to spend real-life currency on the ARPG, no worries, there are many free options available to you! For starters, all on-site members have access to our FPCs (Free Playable Characters), which can be created instantly and for free; they can take part in most activities, including Befriending and Capturing other species.
Nope! Though we do encourage you to join our Discord as that’s where most of the community hangs out.
Passports are a specific art quest that involves portraying your Lythian in the described location. You can view the requirements and available passports on our world map. Just click a continent button and the area description, rewards, and quest requirements will pop up.
Some activities require your Lythian to have certain passports unlocked, because they happen in that specific location!
These allow your Lythians to participate in different activities by giving them the ability to perform certain actions. Innate Abilities (IAs) are abilities the character automatically has, while Hidden Abilities (HAs) are additional abilities they can potentially develop; you can unlock a character’s HAs by completing the quest assigned to it. Each species has a different set of IAs and HAs, and you can read about them in our guide.

✦ Masterlist Questions

If you go to the Lythian’s profile, there should be a button that reads “Transfer Lythian.”
You’ll need to create an on-site account with us first. After you’ve done that, send us a note with your RoL username and we’ll attach all your characters onto your account for you! (Some may still be under an old DA username of yours, so please let us know your old usernames, too.) This is the only time that a DeviantArt account (or proof of previously having that account) is required, as these games previously operated there and have characters tied to DeviantArt usernames.
If you notice any missing or listed under the wrong owner, please provide us proof of ownership; this can be in the form of screenshots or Toyhou.se ownership logs.
Go to your Lythian’s profile page and you should see a button that reads “Change/Update Frame,” which is best viewed in PC layout.
You’ll automatically have the Basic one, though more frames can be purchased at the One Stop Frame Shop or obtained via events.
We no longer allow off-site transfers. In order to obtain a Lythian, you must have an account with us. If the person you’re trading with absolutely does not want to join, your only workaround is by voiding the character first (you may send this to us via DeviantArt note:
VOID FORM
ML Entry [this should be a realm-of-lyth.com link]
“I would like to void this Lythian. I understand that this removes them from the masterlist and game, and they are no longer considered part of the species from which they came. This cannot be undone.”
The character will no longer be associated with our ARPG or species, so you may freely transfer them without alerting us in the future.

✦ World Lore Questions

Playable characters can communicate, create languages, build societies, and more; think of them as the “humans” of Lyth. From the ARPG aspect, they are able to do everything: participate in events, unlock abilities, tame companions, etc.
Companions, on the other hand, are more like very intelligent beasts that are trainable to be working-class animals. In our world, they would be the equivalent of guide dogs, therapy animals, draft horses, etc. In-game, they can only perform certain activities and cannot complete event-related prompts on their own.
Pets are not-as-smart creatures, maybe like your average goldfish. They are only for completing your bestiary and other cosmetic purposes.
However, these are just general guidelines! If you have a headcanon that your Lythian’s pet Bunblebee is quite smart and collects jars of honey for them, we’re not going to stop you.
They have their own versions of these technologies, yes. The fantastical world of Lyth is not exactly like ours, but they probably have many parallels in terms of technological — and magical — advancements. You are free to come up with your own ideas!

✦ Species Questions

✦ GENERAL

Most of our species are closed species, meaning you cannot freely make your own whenever you’d like. However, we have many in-game mechanics and opportunities to earn MYO (Make Your Own) slots that can be used to create designs.
One of the easiest ways to get an MYO Antecedent Ticket is by completing our new user tutorial!

Most Forim descendants are an average of five feet tall with differences of about a foot in range. However, their actual “lengths” may vary depending on their apparitions, rootages, and tail lengths. The only exception are Chuikhas, who are an average of six feet tall standing on all fours, though height differences of up to two feet have been seen.
Forim Descendants Size Chart

Antecedents, on the other hand, differ greatly in size depending on their species. As a general rule of thumb, the larger species — Gryfons, Natbaktera, Sheceans, etc. — have variations within two feet while the smaller species — Axomaurs, Flytes, Kella Ser, etc. — have variations within one foot.
Antecedents Descendants Size Chart

In general, companions are smaller than Forim descendants but some may be larger than the smaller of the antecedents. However, each individual of each species can vary greatly in size.
Companions Size Chart

Each line in the above size chart images represents one foot. The silhouette on the far right is that of a human who is just over five and a half feet tall.
You can find more information regarding size on the Species Guide page of the individual species. However, all of these are just general guidelines and we will still allow designs outside the provided sizing parameters. We just ask that they be within reason! (So no four-inch Chuikha, for example.)


✦ COMPANIONS

Fuwa Bozu are an affiliated species, meaning not every design is created with the intention of it being used in the Realm of Lyth. However, you may add them into the ARPG by following the instructions in this DeviantArt journal.

✦ Miscellaneous Questions

Please credit Jackalune as the creator for all species except Fuwa Bozu, which are created by Raishiteru!
Designer credits should go to whoever made the design, which should be visible on the Lythian’s masterlist entry.
You’ll need to be subscribed to the Realm of Lyth Patreon, of course, and there should be a “Connect to Discord” button on the membership page.
If you’ve already connected before, you may have to disconnect via the settings before reconnecting. Unfortunately, we cannot manually give you the role due to the way integration works.
We are open to discussing the acquisition of existing species and merging them into the Realm of Lyth! Please contact Jackalune directly with these inquiries, via Discord (Jackalune#6753) or email lythbound@gmail.com — thank you!