News and Updates

[EVENT] Discord Emoji Contest!

Hello, everyone, and welcome to the Realm of Lyth’s first Discord Emoji Contest!
As you may have already guessed by the title, we'd like to fill our Discord with more emojis!

✦ Requirements ✦

You must be in our Discord server.
You must have an on-site account.

✦ Entry Guidelines ✦

You may submit up to 5 emojis.
Discord recommends they be 128x128 px in size.
Emojis can be based on Discord emojis, memes, anything really!
Absolutely no NSFW is allowed.

Characters cannot be personal characters that you own, sorry!
For Forim descendants, you may draw Fluff, Charr, Leaff, Saltt, or Murkk.
They must be in their basic forms, no customization of appearance!
Antecedents and Companions may be from the Species Guides page.
You may also use any of our official NPCs, as seen in the shops!

Entries must be submitted to this Google Form.
You can submit your entries separately or in a single submission.
But make sure to save a transparent PNG file in case you win!

Our contest deadline is April 11 at 23:59:59 EDT.

✦ Judging Guidelines ✦

1. Please understand that we may not be able to have every emoji in the server!
2. Ideally, we'd like to spread them out among the species, so keep that in mind.
- (So preferably no more Symphonies, Natbaktera, or Kella Ser this time!)
3. We also already have some emojis, so similar ones are less likely to be chosen.
- (Dabbing, Big Thonk, Surprised Pikachu Face, Knife Cat, etc.)
4. Think about what emojis and reactions you would actually use!

✦ Prizes ✦

Of course, chosen emojis will be added into our server for everyone to use!
If your emoji wins, you get a Crafting Loot Box per emoji chosen.
These boxes each have 5 ingredients in them that can be used for crafting!
(Crafting is currently in testing for Patreon subscribers and coming soon for everyone!)

If you’d prefer something a little more tangible, you may also ask for 50 Loonoles per emoji instead.
Even if you don’t get chosen, everyone gets the Emojify Achievement for participating!


Good luck and have fun!

We also have released a New User Tutorial which will hopefully help explain some site features a bit better! Please do read through it — even if you are not a new player, there is a gift pack at the end which everyone can receive once!

March 24, 2020 20:31:50 | 0 Comments

[OPEN] Seeking Guest Artist for Events

✦ Current Status ✦

We're looking for those interested in making "mermaid" designs for May~!
Please submit applications ASAP if you're interested in participating in this.
Applications submitted at a later date will still be considered for future events.

✦ Guidelines ✦

Realm of Lyth is seeking 2D artists interested in designing adoptables for events.
These are not permanent/resident positions; you will not be added as staff.
We may, however, contact you more than once about multiple events!

Please familiarize yourself with the group, especially our Terms of Service!
You may also want to check if you are comfortable with our various species.
Forim descendants have adaptations while antecedents have subspecies, in lieu of "traits."

You will be tasked with creating designs and putting them up for adoption.
This may involve creating a batch of 1~4 designs for a specific event or events.
Adherence to deadlines is expected and you must be willing to communicate via Discord.

Temporary designers keep 100% of the profits from the designs they sell!
You must notify us a staff member when a design has been sold.
If a customer is being troublesome, please let the staff know!

✦ Requirements ✦

You must be 18 years or older.
You must be familiar with Discord and communicate readily.
(We usually type; Discord voice is not required.)
You must have a strong knowledge of artistic and design principles.
You must be able to work with a deadline and within the given guidelines.
You must know your own limits when participating in events with strict timetables.

✦ Application Form ✦

If you feel you would be a good fit, fill out the application below!
You can leave your application as a comment on our DA journal.
Or, you can email us at lythbound@gmail.com with subject "Temporary Designer Application."

Site Username: [your realm-of-lyth.com username]
Discord Username: [include the numbers after the #]
Timezone: [if you don't know, check this map]
Availability: [for example: "now" or "this summer" or "anytime other than during the school year"]
Design Portfolio: [link to your site or 3+ designs you're proud of]
Notes: [any past experience with guest designing or anything else you'd like us to know]
"I confirm that I am 18 years of age or older."

Just because you apply does not mean you'll be chosen.
You may reapply with updates, but please don't spam this journal!
We may not choose you for an upcoming event but we may consider you for a future one!


We look forward to working with you!

March 23, 2020 17:49:52 | 0 Comments

[EVENT] A Realm of Lyth Valentine's

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The Realm of Lyth is happy to announce...a Valentine's-themed mini event!

✦ Cupid's Letters ✦

'Tis the season of love and secret admirers!
Write up a note to send to a friend or someone you admire, or even someone you just want to send some good vibes to.
Cupid's helpers will deliver it to them on Valentine's Day (February 14th)!

Cupid's letters have been sent out to site accounts! Thank you for participating!

✦ Bonbon Gacha ✦

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On February 14th, specific pre-purchase options will be available for a slightly higher price.
On February 15th-16th, the gacha will open for cheaper random roll options.
On February 17th, the remaining designs may be revealed by the artist themselves and put up for regular sale.

✦ Hidden Companions ✦

Themed companions may be hidden around the DeviantArt group and submissions on and around February 14th.
We will update this when they are hidden so you know when to start searching!

[2.14] 1 Slyme & 1 Kiklet
[2.15] 1 Zoot & 1 Slyme
[2.16] 1 Roobite

✦ Valentine's Pet Shop Stock ✦

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Until February 24th, 2020 @ 23:59:59 EST, some 2019 Valentine's pets are available in the Igroven Pet Shop!
Once this event is over, they will not be available again until next year!

✦ Valentine's Prompts for Pets ✦

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The Persian Purfec, Drabloon, and Cookie Jellybun are out to play again!
They are only obtainable through our Valentine's art prompts:

✦ You're the Sweetest ✦

Make a punny or corny Valentine's card featuring a Lythian!
For writing, this could be a poem instead.

✦ It's S'more Than a Feeling ✦

Depict your Lythian confessing to someone (or several someones).
Their feelings can be romantic, friendly, or maybe even rivalry!
If using others' characters, please obtain permission for the interaction first.

✦ I Like You a Choco-LOT ✦

Your Lythian has received a gift of chocolate!
Do they enjoy it? Do they hate it? Did they just find it in their pocket and are perplexed?
Depict how they react to this candy windfall.

✦ Requirements ✦

Visual at least clean lines and flat colors (or shading if black and white)
Written at least 250 words per prompt (or per participant if RP log)
You can turn in a maximum of three prompts; you can do one prompt three times if you'd like!
Submit them via the ARPG submit form under "Event Prompt."
They must be turned in by February 24th @ 23:59:59 to be eligible for rewards!

✦ Rewards ✦

One of the three Valentine's pets listed above will be randomly rolled for you.
(It is possible to receive multiples, so we encourage you to trade with others!)
You will also receive 5 Loonoles as a base reward.


It's time to spread some good vibes and chocolate this February!
If you have any questions/comments, please feel free to leave a comment~

February 07, 2020 18:57:28 | 0 Comments

Welcome, Nudinyms!

Hello everyone!

We've started a few recent updates with this but: we are here with exciting news once more!

We recently began working with Lighterium and 0alacrity to bring Nudinyms into the Realm of Lyth, in a similar fashion to the recent merges with Symph Pond and Astral Story. Today we are here to announce that Nudinyms are now officially permanent residents of Lyth!

As with previous merges, this means a couple things:

Nudinyms' Masterlist is being merged into our existing Masterlist. If you own a Nudinym, they will be added to your Lyth account and they will be playable in all things, just as other antecedents are!

Nudinyms' community will be merged in with our own -- please give them a warm welcome!

And we will be able to utilize many of Nudinyms' ARPG concepts for upcoming game features. They've got a lot of cool ideas and we've been busily working away at implementation (while still working on some other things we have had on the docket through January).

If you were a member of Nudinyms prior to the merge, we will be working on inventory transfers in the coming days. For accounts that have already linked site and DeviantArt together, we will work through and award items and currency. If you haven't yet linked to DeviantArt, you can do so and we will transfer your inventory at that time (as we have done with Symphonies).

Jelly, Nudinyms' previous currency, will be converted to Loonoles at a 1:1 ratio.
Most items will be transferred over directly, though a couple cases may be receiving a name change.

And finally, an achievement will be rewarded to those who owned a Nudinym or had an inventory and participation in the Nudinym ARPG prior to the merge.

One other adjustment coming with this update is a change to items previously categorized as “Trinkets.” Trinkets (or “Treasures”) were a collectible feature carried over from Astral Story. We have decided that we would rather focus on pets, badges, and passports as the primary collectibles for individual Lythians. Thus we will be removing currently attached Trinkets from Lythians (they won’t disappear; they’ll go into your inventory!) and changing their item type to be “Ingredients” which will be used in the upcoming crafting feature.

Thank you to everyone for reading and we look forward to a future with these sociable sea kids in our world!

Please go here to read their announcement!

February 03, 2020 16:51:27 | 0 Comments

Welcome, Astral Story!

Hello, everyone!
January has been a busy month and it’s time for a new announcement.
Please welcome Astral Story and its denizens!

✦ Astral Integration ✦

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:

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artwork by @Jackalune and @Raishiteru

Check them out on our 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

✦ Currency Changes ✦

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~

January 21, 2020 14:30:48 | 0 Comments