Newbie Guide

Welcome !


First of all, I want to welcome you to Painted Relics! We are a closed species ARPG revolving around the world of Kyvalore and all of it's inhabitants!

I’m Wisp, the owner and founder of Painted Relics, and I’m so excited to have you here!

This guide will help give you the basics of how the game works, and what you need to do to get started.

What is an ARPG?

ARPG stands for Art Roleplaying Game!

It is a progression based game where you gain that progression by creating both visual and written works of art that tell a story within the world of the game using characters that exist only in this world.

Think of it like a collectible card game, in which you get to collect ones that are unique to you and adjusted to your personal tastes. If you decide you don't like that character, you can trade it, or work on earning things that let you change it. Once you own a character you are able to then take that character and tell it's story through creative art as the story of the game progresses.

In Painted Relics, the story of the world will change based on the decisions and actions of the players in events and story quests. Turning in artwork redeems points and sometimes special items through quests! It can be a little overwhelming at first, but we are here to help guide you through and answer any questions you may have.



Register your account


First, if you dont have an account yet, click the register button in the upper right-hand corner! Please note that you must be 16 years or older to register on the site. When registering, please use a gmail account when possible.  Our email verification system is sometimes blocked by yahoo, hotmail, and other systems.
The way the site registration works is you must have a deviantart to link in order to register. If you dont have one, you can make one on dA here:

Once you have that account, you can finish signing up on Painted Relics!

Email verifications can take up to 30 minutes to send, so please be patient before reaching out to a mod to check on your account!

Once your account is verified, you are free to explore all that the site has to offer!




Painted Relics is an art roleplaying game based around the interactions of the species that were created specifically for it. This means you must own a character of that species in order to play.

If' you've never owned a Painted Relics character before, you count as a first-time owner(First Time Owner). This means you can grab a free MYO slot directly from the General Store, along with a little welcome gift to help get you started on your journey.

Other ways you can get characters through the game are:

MYO Slots

Purchase a Make Your Own(MYO) slot from the cash shop
This will allow you to create your own design for a character of your chosen species. MYO slots are 25$ USD.

Character Sales

We host character sales and designs a few times a month, so you can keep your eyes out for a character that's been predesigned to purchase! These usually start at 40$ USD and can go up from there.


Occasionally other members will be trading their characters! You can keep an eye out for trades on the site, or pop into the discord where some trades will most likely be posted.

If you've got a myo slot, but arent sure how to use it, head on over the MYO guide! It'll give you tips on getting that character added onto the site!

Once you own a character, you can start playing! There will be quests that will give you an activity to draw or write, and you use that to play out how your characters would react in the given situations. Each quest will require a minimum, such as a background and a full shaded character for visual art, or a specific minimum word count.

Each quest will redeem you shards and sometimes special rewards. You can find a breakdown of how much you earn here.

Shards are the main currency used in Painted Relics. You can use them to trade with other members, and purchase things from the Shops. Anything from pets for your characters, crafting materials, new traits, tokens with special affects, gear to help your characters in quests, and more character slots to create new characters to join in!

We've got a few quests setup just for learning the site and finding all the information! You can find that from the navigation bar under explore. Click on the Questboard to find the New Adventurer Quests! They should help you lean some of the basics in action and find your way around!


Join the community


A lot of what we do revolves around playing with other members of the community! We have a community discord to keep track of all the fun happenings and get to know one another. You can join that Discord here.

We make announcements there, hold giveaways for various items and post the occasional sneak peak for upcoming content!

Hope to see you there!