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"The DeviantART-hosted group for collecting and displaying any art regarding Alcryst, an (upcoming) horse/human text-based MMORPG forum!"

- Anyone may join this group who has an interest in Alcryst, even if they are not a member of it, but please be aware we only accept Alcryst-related deviations It is alright if your image doubles for another purpose, such as art of a character that belongs to multiple sites.

- If you are a member of Alcryst, please include your site name in your joining request so that we can award you the forum's "DeviantART Groupie" badge.

- Descriptions of each folder can be found on the lefthand side of our Gallery tab and more in-depth at the top of the folder once opened.

- Staff information, members, and visitors can be viewed in the About Us tab.

- While Alcryst allows content up to rated R, please use maturity filters as appropriate for content submitted to this group to respect those that prefer a lower rating. Our adult content is individually optional, not forced, and remember that rated R is different than rated X. Learn more about the difference here.

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Opening in the next few months

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Welcoming both humanoid and equid characters, we promote complete immersion in one species exclusively, dominantly one but highlights of the other, or both equally with ease. Modeled after large-scale video games in text format, we are massive in size and abundant in options, a journey genuinely forged by characters. Create your own languages, riding methods, creatures, nature, character species, and more that can become a fundamental part of the site for years to come. Shape our path with your own business, army, city, herd--from your smallest intentions to your most intricate dreams. Want a pet cloud? A clone that you can control? To die, posses another, die again, and recycle until you are more banshee than mortal? To wear clothes of pure lightning and dance at the bottom of the sea, bathed in harmless flames and surrounded by northern lights? To speak into the wind and have someone on the other side of the realm hear it? To capture stars and bleed ichor? Anything is possible here. We'll make it happen. You'll make it happen. One-of-a-kind systems knit throughout every land provide constant entertainment, even without the participation of other roleplayers, lending endless goals and a uniquely customized experience based on your individual preferences. From blacksmithing to gladiators, alchemy to journalists, rogues to family, magic to might, rivalry to friendship, ballroom to battlefield, we are a site pioneering a new frontier in roleplaying. An original genre where habits are shed and fresh vigor kindled, you will find acceptance, encouragement, creativity, and opportunity abound.

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The fantastical terrain in Alcryst is modeled after magical locations like Neverland and Wonderland. The landscape of Alcryst and the relationship between nature and society is influenced by Avatar along with Native American culture. The city Morrene is influenced by Eragon's town Carvahall and basic, rustic medieval villages. The city Faewin is influenced by the Lord of the Ring's city Gondor and ancient Rome and Greece. The lifestyle, combat, and feel of Alcryst is influenced by video games such as Skyrim and Witcher 3. Some traditions and themes are influenced by ancient Greek and Roman cultures. Alcryst is best categorized as a text-based MMORPG forum.

Environment - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -The world is alive. Stone its skeleton, soil its flesh, clouds the framing lashes--it embraces you, challenges you, a mother and a predator. The plant-life of Alcryst is rich, exotic, and quite foreign to our Earthen familiarity. The sheer size dominates ours; towering trees that graze mountains, leaves stretching like a natural ceiling, flowers that can cradle an adult. Beyond mere reach and density, the colors flourish in vibrancy and hue. From azure trunks to magenta leaves, the environment has a hypnotic spectrum. Ever-changing, much of the vegetation shifts in tint and motion, as alive as the pulse beating in your own veins. It is not unusual for a tree to grab you, a flower to bloom within seconds, or for the forest itself to sing. Overhead, the sky is painted in new shades before your eyes, revolving between colors throughout the day. Stars often glimmer beside the suns, bursts of fire and smoke, of glitter and beams all frequent occupants of the great canvas. You may even feel it cast a specific spotlight on you should you catch some divinity's attention. Through the shadows prowl animals of superior intellect, with elaborate appearances and alien physiques. While some mirror our customary creatures, others are remarkably bizarre. Unleash your own species in Alcryst and forge legacies for years to come! Similar enough for us to comprehend but different enough to invoke strokes of surrealism, Alcryst is a world apart from our own... one that exists only in dreams.

Lifestyle - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Although Alcrystan society is archaic compared to our modern technology, it is more than a medieval world. Magic is as common as light and yet each touch of it is highly treasured and admired, respected despite the normalcy. Nature is valued as another spirit, equal to your soul, and the animals are revered, even when they must be sacrificed for survival. Differences are accepted even if they cannot be understood, and strangers are brethren even as they are held in suspicion. Strength thrives in such a bloodthirsty world where bandits lurk, crime infests, and carnivorous horses prowl. The magnitude of this standard depends on your location, however--in the Outskirts or Wilderness, every whisper could be lethal, even beauty a feral raptor. In the city Morrene, unity is their guard, both comfort and amiability flavoring encounters. In the city Faewin, the rock it's carved into reflects its occupants: distant, cold, and suspicious, albeit grand and powerful. You might just find that, in Alcryst, who you are depends on where you are.

People - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -The individuals are representatives of their culture; so similar to us Earth-dwellers yet so different. They are more open than us in many ways, comfortable with violence and sexuality and greed, unafraid to acknowledge its hold on them... and yet they are so much more closed off, sometimes refusing to give even their name. Their adornment is more revealing, as they are not ashamed of their bodies nor exposure, and their decorations often demonstrate their wealth. Billowing silks, chilling metals, tempting jewels; their clothing is a manifestation of their desires and personality--or at least, the one they want you to see. Like the animals of Alcryst, their appearances are diverse. While some are more simple, others are ornate, everything subject to an abnormal color, a luminosity, an addition. One may look as normal as you or me, another may have three heads and a body made of water. Individuality is appreciated and sought, even when originality is no longer original. Most citizens are loyal to one of the two cities, though Morrene would call itself a village. Oftentimes layered in rivalry, each judge the other for what it prides itself on; the big city versus the small town, the cold ambition versus the humble community. Some ignore such petty feuds, but others find it worth spilling blood over.

Location - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Even though Alcryst is called a world, it is not a planet. What it is, exactly, is unknown. A country? A new dimension? The future? The past? If there is more beyond it, no one has discovered. If Earth exists somewhere, if it is in a different era, if there are other lands; all these answers are submerged in mystery and assumption. Exploration does not provide clarity, only the cryptic disappearance of those who attempt it, and no legend can offer tangible proof. Therefore, the borders of Alcryst are the beginning and end of the site. For now.

Divinities - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -The mold of Alcrystan lore was crafted by divine hands--four deities whose own origin cannot be traced. Their blood and breath supplied the marrow of the land, their aspirations and visions blossoming life upon it. Exactly what the gods are is a controversial topic. The humans, of course, call them human. The horses, as you might expect, call them horses. Those without bias consider them mere elemental, ambiguous spectres, or a nonphysical entity, perhaps just a presence pressing on us all. The goddess Adoyne sung solidity from the seed of love inside her soul, growing like the plants she then entwined into the soil. Interlacing roots with the dirt bled from her own touch, she unfurled the vibrant petals of velveteen flowers and strung serpentine vines through the boughs of looming trees. Every corner has felt her kiss, no inch left bare of her embellishment. At her side, the goddess Melaya exhaled the hot winds of the desert and fanned forth the gentle breeze of the ocean. She drowned the sky with dye, each angle revealing a new pigment in the iridescent mists. She seeps her fingers into every chest that inhales, tightening her grip on what she overlooks. The god Rafyre crumbled magic within his grasp and scattered it into the horizon, distant stars glistening like the burning gleam in his sharp gaze. He incarnated the gluttony and ambition that seared his spirit and cast it heavenward as the ravenous suns and cold-hearted moons. Scouring its secrets and surveying the patches of vulnerability, his eye ever watches over the land, lighting up the hills just as it blurs the crevices in darkness. Chiseling away the land, the god Dakrym drained his essence into ravines and forged frothing rapids that ate away the banks, challenging the very mountains. He poured his personality into the sea, tying the unpredictable nature of his mind with the crashing waves. From nurturing to mutinous, the churning tide became both home and horror. He knit together the vaporous clouds, setting them like ships into the wind, their tears trickling from his own fickle heart.

Mortals - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -The unity of the four celestials birthed the mortal ancestors of our present day. It is believed their first touch imploded in a shower of sparks that collided with Alcryst and congealed in the form of horses, wild and unburdened. Their passion was the fire of Rafyre, setting aflame this new world. Their tempers were the erratic surge of Dakrym, both love and hate stitching their hearts' fragments. Their movements danced with the grace of Melaya, swift and agile as the gale knotting their freed manes. Their bodies dressed with the elaborate beauty of Adoyne, each hair a thread in the tapestry of their vigor. Upon first beholding the majesty of their accidental creation, the gods became entranced, ensnared in the unexpected brilliance. Enraptured in awe, a single tear descended from their love, cascading to the land below to shatter like broken diamonds. Each shard pierced reality, melting into the forms of man and woman. Born of raw emotion, the stain of envy curdled in their being, just as the insatiable plague of ambition robed them. Though the two species were contrasting, their differences an inescapable barrier, the similarity of their christening evermore fused their fates. Neither could resist the temptation, the lure, that pulled one to the other. Both were hungry. A starvation that grew from the void either left; a chasm where they once fit together, souls bound. While their shackles were broken, the chains still choked, yearning. As inevitable as destiny, separation became impossible. The curious, or perhaps foolhardy, ventured across boundaries--and blood crowned the day. Legend claims this is what smears the sky red when the sun touches the distant edges, an eternal warning from the gods that the two cannot truly be one. As time's strides journeyed onward, more attempts were made, until the humans tamed a single horse and fulfilled the connection that drove them. The first riders found that limitations were shed, that the bond satisfied a primordial instinct and awoke a new strength. As their passions fermented, so did both halves, slowly, slowly becoming a whole.

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- July 2018 -

I am proud to announce that there are only 2 categories left to finish out of 12! I am still a fair amount from finished admittedly, but I have completed some of the largest, most difficult, time-consuming systems on the entire site; several of the systems exceeded 6,000 words. I have blasted through 3 full categories in the past month or so--which is 24 total boards. Progress is snowballing and I'm pushing as fast as I can!

- June 2018 -

The site is still underway! I spend anywhere from 6 to 16 hours on it a day, with an average of I'd say about 8 hours a day. I am through all of the IC boards and have moved into the OOC sections - while they are OOC, these boards do contain some of the largest and most complex systems, so it won't be an easy or short trek. Still, I am steadily pushing through the mountain! Once I have finished writing the systems, I will move onto revamping the site's coding and then finish up with a miscellaneous to-do list that currently has about 35 tasks on it, some very small, some giant. Feel free to message me on Discord at Ruanly#7946 any time or join our server.
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Gallery Folders

[COMMISSION] Ruanly by kouenli
Nature objects for Ruanly by Ninnkigal
Badges by Ruanly
Elixirs by Rittik-Designs by Ruanly

Mature Content

[C] Talen Gale Character Sheet by Eralieu
[C] Darclen Lineart by Eralieu
[Character Design] for FINTRON by white-angel-ariah
Commission: Verthandi by RfourRfive
[Comm] Make my Own Sunshine by FennecFyre
Automaton by FennecFyre
The scruffiest, angriest smol by FennecFyre
Viranchi Sketch by brynora
Humans x Horses
Character Compilation by Ruanly
[YHH+YCH]-auction- done! by Ciy-chan
Commission: Rider Full by Ankonox
Long Affiliate by Ruanly
Russet Aperture by Ruanly
Arcane Oracle by Ruanly
Kaleidoasis by Ruanly
Amaranthine Well by Ruanly
Character Concepts
Iron Horse by FennecFyre
Spooky Scary Skeletons by FennecFyre
|Commission| Outfit for Ruanly by Onimimi
[COMMISSION] Arxzero by kouenli
Hidden Blade Explainer by Banzz
[Comm] Crawling Haunt by FennecFyre
Egg Adopts - Egg #091 by PandiiVan
Hatched for Ruanly by Zazwaki
Are You Interested?
Adoptable 25 (!OPEN!) by Chocolate-Pyrus
Adoptable 36 (CLOSED) - AUCTION by Chocolate-Pyrus
4-Option Barbarian Equine Adopt [closed] by Ruanly
Your Horse Here [0/4 open] by Ruanly
Ruanly's Adopt Collection
Yearling adoptable batch 0/3 by Zpya


Allied Groups

Any group with a similar genre can affiliate with us, whether it be horse, human, fantasy, medieval, roleplay, or anything related. We appreciate the mutual support!


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SatanDarling Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
May I ask why someone has requested Adopt: OC ota be added to the group?
Ruanly Featured By Owner May 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I purchased that OC and am putting my characters into a folder of this group because I own the group :) 
SatanDarling Featured By Owner May 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am aware you purchased it, it's probably best to give warning before asking to submit things though lol. Especially when it's a canine-monster and the group says it's about humans and horses XD
Ruanly Featured By Owner May 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I did name the folder "Ruanly's Adopt Collection" so people would have context about why I was adding it, but duly noted, sorry.
Pepperistia Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Hi! What's this group about because i only found out because someone from this group is asking me permission to feature some old adoptables i made 1 or 2 years ago
Ruanly Featured By Owner May 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello, that'd be me :) I am adding the characters I own to a folder in this group and I own this group, so the adopts would be ones I added because I purchased them from you a while ago ^^
Pepperistia Featured By Owner May 19, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
OOOOOOOHHHHHH, i actually forgot about that!!! i kinda said no to the addition, so you can send another request if you want. It just kinda caught me off-guard because no one's looked at that one in so long, so i thought somebody random was asking for my permission to feature my work in some rp group
Ruanly Featured By Owner May 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha that's alright! I actually maxed out my submission limit for the day so I can't resubmit - any chance you wouldn't mind? It's open for guests to submit to. =3
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