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Where do I get more crafting materials?
items

Most crafting materials will be found on quests! A lot of quests will give you a chance to find extra items as well.

 

Last Updated: 2 days ago

How do I craft something?
lorekeeper
items

If you have a recipe to craft, go to the nav bar, and under play, will be a button that says crafting!This will list your recipes, and the free recipes that you can craft. From there you can make new items.

Go ahead and click on the recipe you want to craft, and it’ll bring up a menu of the needed items of the recipe, and what you’ll gain from it.Now just like you do in other submissions, you have to select the items you’d like to use. Make sure you have the correct items, and the correct number of items. You cannot reverse a craft if you accidentally use an item you wanted to hold onto!

Once that's done, go ahead and hit craft! Your new crafted item will be automatically added to your inventory.

Last Updated: 2 days ago

How do I use a consumable item that isn't a character design change?
guidelines
lorekeeper
items

Items that aren't design update items and are consumable for health or mana healing can be used through claims! There’s currently no way to manually heal, so a mod has to process it for you. I am working on writing code that will do this automatically though! To submit an item use through claims, go to the submit a claim button on the navbar.

This will bring you to the claims page! In the comments, let us know what you are doing with that item just so we can be sure.

Then, make sure you attach a character to the claim. This lets the mod know which character they are applying the change to!
Now to attach your item you have to click on show inventory, and then select the item you are using. Or in some cases, the multitude of items you are using.
Once thats done, hit submit! It’ll go into the mods queue of tasks to handle and it will notify you when it’s been processed!

Last Updated: 2 days ago

How do I submit a Quest?
lorekeeper
guidelines
prompts

To submit a quest, complete the tasks given by a quests requirements. You can find the quest requirements on the quests listing! And the shard breakdown that you have to list can be found in the ARPG guidebook.

To submit the quest, click on submit quest on the navbar.

This will bring you to the quest submission page! Go ahead and select the quest you are turning in from the dropdown.

Next is the Critereon section. This is for letting the mods know how many shards you should be redeeming for your prompt!

Next is the characters that are included in your submission. You’ll need to input the character codes of these character. The character codes is the character’s numbers that are listed on their profiles and on the masterlist such as avilli-001. A focus character is the main subject of the quest. This is a character that YOU wn and are completing the quest for. This is how that character will get their rewards like experience and stat points. Then you have the other character. These are the characters that are not the main subject, but are still included in the prompt. These will show you a preview when entered correctly.

Then if your prompt requires you to add on any items or currency from your inventory, you can add them on! Once everything is done, hit submit! A mod will approve your prompt when they can and your rewards will be added to your inventory.

Last Updated: 2 days ago

How do I submit to the gallery? What do I get for submitting to the gallery?
lorekeeper

Submitting to the gallery does not redeem you any additional rewards, but you can use the gallery to submit your art to, and then use the link to your gallery entry for quests!

To submit to the gallery, click on gallery on the navbar. Then the plus symbol that appears on the upper righthand corner of the section you want to submit to.

From here, you can fill out your submission information! Make sure you add all the characters featured in the submission so it can appear in your character's personal gallery for viewing!

Once you’ve done that, hit the submit button in the bottom right corner. This will send it to the mod team to look over to make sure it’s in the right category! All done!

Last Updated: 2 days ago

How do I contact a mod?
guidelines
lorekeeper

Currently there is no private messaging on the Painted Relics site itself, so the best way to reach us is through the community discord. If you have a general question that isn’t answered here, ask in the help chat! If its something more private, feel free to reach out to Wisparia or Sadbloom privately and we will be happy to help! The secret word is Sundrop.

Last Updated: 2 days ago

How do I use a trait potion?
myos
guidelines
redesigns

Submit a design change with your character and make sure you attach the item you are using, tell us the trait you are changing it to, and add the new image that reflects the changes! A mod will approve it at their earliest chance.

Last Updated: 2 days ago

Can I change my characters design?
myos
guidelines
redesigns

You can to a point! When changing a character design, they do have to still be recognized as that character. If it’s small changes like eye color, some marking simplifications or a slight color adjustment within the same color family, then you are free to d so and submit and design update. If it is a larger change, you must purchase a design change potion.

Last Updated: 2 days ago

What are stats and experience and what do they do?
events
lorekeeper

Stats and experience information can be found on the Levels & Stats page of the guidebook.

Last Updated: 2 days ago

What is the difference between official and unofficial characters?
guidelines
myos
prompts

Official characters are Kyvalorians that have been approved by Staff and added to the Painted Relics Masterlist. They may be used to complete quests, and non-quest work featuring them may be submitted to General Claims for full rewards. 

Unofficial characters are Kyvalorians that are not on the Painted Relics Masterlist. They may not be used to complete quests, and non-quest work featuring them must also include an official character to be submitted to General Claims. Unofficial characters receive half rewards when used as additional characters in quests and claims.

Last Updated: 2 weeks ago

What is a character code? What is a focus character?
lorekeeper
prompts

A character code is the code unique to your character, such as avilli-001, or voxi-020, These codes are what the site uses to take that character's information in! A focus character code is used on quests to take in that code and reward that character with character specific items like stat points and experience.

Last Updated: 2 weeks ago

What are Locations and what do they do?
lore
lorekeeper
prompts
world

Locations are an important part of Painted Relics. Most quests will rely on what location your character is in, and that will also define the loot that you are able to obtain from those locations. Each location has a set of items that can be found in that location. When completing quests that relate to that location, you will receive a random item from that locations pool.

Last Updated: 2 weeks ago

How do I trade or gift items?
items
lorekeeper

There are two ways to trade items! One way is by going to your inventory, selecting the item you are wanting to trade, click transfer item, select the user you are sending the item to, and click the transfer button! This is also how you would gift items to another user.

The other method of trading items is a 2 step confirming process. This is more reliable if you are trading items of higher worth with people you are not as familiar with.
To complete a trade, click on submit on the navbar next to your username, and click submit trade. This will bring you to a page where it will display your current trades, pending trades, and completed trades. Click new trade to create a new trade.On this screen, select the user you are sending the trade request to on the dropdown! From there you can add in characters, items, and currency to offer on the trade. Make sure you double check the amount of items your are offering. Once you are done with your trade offer, hit send. Once the other user has received the trade, and added items to make it offer, you can veiw it. If the trade looks good, you'll need to hit confirm, as will the other user. Once you both have agreed that the trade is good and fair, you'll get another confirm button! This should tradelock it so they cannot edit their offer. Once you both hit the second confirm, the trade is completed and you both will ahve traded items or characters.



Last Updated: 2 weeks ago

What are pets? What do pets do?
items

Pets are collectible creatures that come in many shapes, sizes, and colors! They can be given to your characters, and can also be named and given a personality blurb on their very own profile page. Many pets are only found in certain locations or during specific events; to collect them all, you'll need to roam Kyvalore, trade with other users, and participate in site events!

Last Updated: 1 hour ago

Do I have to pay money to participate?
events
guidelines
world

Absolutely not! Painted Relics is and will always be completely playable for free, but some items may be USD-exclusive to support charity fundraisers, crossover events, and upkeep of the game.

You'll need an account and a character to enjoy all aspects of Painted Relics, but if you don't have a character yet, you can still participate in site activities and games, as well as earn shards by creating gifts for other users! Every new adventurer can claim a Starter Character Ticket from the General Store, which can be redeemed for a common character slot of your choice. There are also plenty of other opportunities to obtain free characters, including site raffles and giveaways. You can also trade for characters using items or site currency, your own creative work, existing one-off designs or other ARPG characters, and more! 

Last Updated: 1 day ago

Can I take commissions for shards? Can I take commissions for USD?
guidelines

Yes! You may take commissions for any currency you wish provided you abide by our Terms of Service. Users under the age of 18 may not conduct real-world currency sales. If another game is involved, cross-site trades must be allowed per their Terms of Service.

Last Updated: 1 day ago

Can I trade badges?
guidelines
lorekeeper

No. User badges are representations of a user's achievements during their time in Painted Relics. Character badges are representations of a character's achievements as part of Kyvalore's story. Neither user badges nor character badges may be transferred; character badges are removed when a character is transferred.

Last Updated: 2 days ago

Can I sell my character?
guidelines
myos

If you have purchased your character for USD, you may sell it for up to that value + the value of art that you have commissioned for them.

A character's page will indicate if they may be sold for USD.

Last Updated: 3 weeks ago

What falls under PG-13? What can and I cannot include?
guidelines
myos
prompts

Absolutely no Not Safe For Work (NSFW) work is allowed. Minor gore such as blood, blood dripping, wounds, etc. is allowed, while larger scale gore is not. If you are not sure about something please contact Staff or err on the side of caution and refrain from posting or submitting to the site and other Painted Relics spaces. We want this to be a safe space for all players of all ages and comfort levels!

Last Updated: 2 days ago

Can I make a character based on a copyrighted character?
guidelines
myos

When making a Kyvalorian design based on an existing design, you must own the rights to the original design. If you do not own the original design or character, you cannot make a Kyvalorian character based on it. Characters based on copyrighted intellectual property are not allowed in any form.

Last Updated: 2 days ago

Can I make a Painted Relics version of an existing character?
guidelines
myos

Yes! You are welcome to make Painted Relic forms for your characters as long as you keep the characters together when trading. This is to prevent future issues with accusations of design theft.

If it is a character that exists in another closed species, please make sure that you adhere to their Terms of Service as well!

Last Updated: 1 week ago

Can I commission a character design?
guidelines
myos
world

Yes! You are welcome to commission any artist you like to design your character. However, keep in mind that all designs must adhere to the traits and species rules; if the commissioned character design does not fit within the rules of the species, you will not be able to submit them as an official character. You will need to request edits or commission a new design that does fit within the rules of the species. 

Last Updated: 2 weeks ago

What are shards? How do I earn shards?
guidelines
lorekeeper
prompts
world

Shards are the main currency of Painted Relics. They are earned through ARPG participation by submitting Quests and General Claims, joining site games, participating in events, and more! They can also be purchased from the Cash Shop.

Last Updated: 2 days ago

What is a closed species?
guidelines
lorekeeper
world

The term closed species refers to an original species with lore, traits, and other unique aspects created by a person or group of people who retain creative control and rights over the species and associated information. Closed species characters may not be made freely, and may only be made with the permission of the closed species owner. 

Closed species communities are communities that develop around a particular closed species or set of closed species. Many closed species communities are or become an ARPG, but not all closed species are part of an ARPG.

Last Updated: 2 weeks ago

What is an ARPG?
lorekeeper
world

ARPG stands for Art Roleplaying Game!

It is a progression-based game where you advance by creating visual and/or written works of art that tell your stories within the world of the game, using characters that were created for this world.

Think of it like a collectible card game, in which you get to collect cards that are unique to you and adjusted to your personal tastes. If you decide you don't like that card, you can gift it, trade it, or alter it by applying items earned by playing the game. Your cards—in this case, your characters—are developed through your creative visual and/or written art, and become a part of the collective story of the game.

Last Updated: 2 weeks ago

What is Painted Relics?
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Painted Relics is a closed species ARPG set in the world of Kyvalore. Painted Relics, Kyvalore, its species, and associated official intellectual property are created and owned by Wisparia.

The game is played by creating either visual or written art to participate and advance in levels, stats, and create a collaborative story with the community.

In Painted Relics, the story of the world will change based on the decisions and actions of the players in events and story quests. Submitting your work will earn you currency and sometimes special items through quests!

Last Updated: 2 weeks ago
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