Annex 1: Paralogos Companions

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Familiars, more commonly called Companions by many Paralogos Owners, are a strange phenomenon. 
It seems as though the Paralogos species, in an effort to become closer to their owners, took on attracting beings to call companions.
(Like how Paralogos have owners, Paralogos are the owners of the familiars.)

Companions take on many shapes and forms, but only very, very rarely appear as anything resembling a dinosaur-like species. 
In fact, it is much more common that they take on the forms of "mythical" beings than dinosaurs themselves. 

These companions always resemble or add onto the Paralogos' in question's main theme. The maximum amount of companions or familiars a Paralogos has been seen to tend to is two.

This is mainly due to the fact that these beings seem to feed off of a similar energy that the Paralogos in question does. These companions can help a Paralogos in many tasks, tending to have their own bit of magical strength, but all the same-- it is taxing on the Paralogos is appears for companions to use their powers. 

Rarely, un-bonded companions will appear as un-traited animals which seemingly appear a little abnormal. This occurs only rarely though, and usually the Companion is distressed at losing their original Para-partner. They can be re-bonded though to a new Para, and will gain new traits/appearance.

Main Things to Remember

- Paralogos can have at most two (2) companions.
- These companions are always a good deal smaller than the Paralogos themselves.
It doesn't matter if theoretically the creatures would be larger than Paralogos. All companions are automatically smaller.

- They must match aesthetically (color/theme) to the Paralogos in question.
This means you might have a Ginkgo Paralogos-- an acceptable companion would also be similar in theme-- for example, they could not be a wildly different sort of tree or leaf.

- Companions are essentially 'soul-bound' to their Para's.
This means if you trade the Paralogos/gift it away, the companion will go with them. We are open to working with members if this proves to be an issue or cause for concern, however, but this is clear enough in the lore.

How to Get a Companion

Companion Cards can be bought at the Ink Market, won from events or dropped from Loot Bags.

If you want to use a Companion Card, you will have to do the following:

1) Submit your companion card to the Start MYO Process prompt to transform it into a MYO Slot.
2) When it has been transformed, go to the MYO Slot in question and click “Submit MYO design”.
3) Go to the “Comments” Tab and fill out the following form in the text field:
Creature Description: (f.e. “black cat”, “sentient sapling”, etc)
Paralogos to attach to: (link to masterlist entry)

-> Then save the tab by clicking the “save” button!
4) Go to the “Masterlist Image” tab
- Upload a transparent, flatcolored fullbody artwork of the MYO design (the same file you would’ve submitted via group notes before)
- Add designer and artist credit on the tab
- Click on “save”
5) Go to the “Add-Ons” tab and click on “save”
6) Go to the “Traits” tab and click on “save”
7) Go to the “Status” tab and click on “Submit Request”

An admin will then go over your request and possibly comment on it in case something needs to be altered. Otherwise the request will be approved and your MYO design will be made official.

Companion Card Types

Normal Companion Card by LogosLibrary
Normal Companion Card

Allows for: Normal Animals (both existing and extinct)*
Includes: Cat, Dog, Snake, Spider, Bird, Fish,...

Candycorn Cat [#101 Candycorn] by LogosLibrary #101 Candycorn by LogosLibrary
Cat for Candy Corn Paralogos
Mythical Companion Card by LogosLibrary
Mythical Companion Card

Allows for: Mythical Animals (anything fictional) 
Includes: Dragon, Ghost, Unicorn, Gryphon, Phoenix,...

Ghost Snake [#67 Necromancer] by LogosLibrary #67 Necromancer by LogosLibrary
Ghost Snake for Necromancer Paralogos
Dinosaur Companion Card by LogosLibrary
Dinosaur Companion Card

Allows for: Dinosaurs (can include fictional features)
Includes: Stegosaurus, Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus Rex,...

Acrocanthosaurus [#252 Rose] by LogosLibrary #252 Rose by LogosLibrary
(Rose) Acrocanthosaurus for Rose Paralogos

*You are allowed to use unnatural colors for Normal Companions as long as they fit to the Paralogos design.
However, please note that adding any other type of unnatural feature (bonus limbs / transparency / magical abilities / etc) will make it a Mythical Companion, regardless of the creature's species.

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AN00NI's avatar
For a paralogos that is based of cranberries you can just make a companion any type of animal based on cranberries? 
SpeedyDVV's avatar
..Well, yes! If you have a Mythical companion card you can essentially make any sort of animal as companion. If you want a normal animal, a Normal Companion Card will do just fine. But it sounds like you want to theme them after cranberries, so it would make more sense to make them a Mythical companion. Beware though! If it's a dinosaur, you will require the higher tier companion card- the Dinosaur Companion Card.

...If the issue, however, is aimed at theming, it has to be generally related to the word focus of your Paralogos. Color is a good idea to start off with, but say you make a bird with cranberry colors, that's good enough. Though, for example, getting a bear, rodent, bird or deer as companion, despite not having similar colors, would also fit the theming, as they are all animals that would eat cranberries. There simply has to be an obvious link in theming or coloration, that is all. :)
AN00NI's avatar
ah i see. thank you so much! i really love the bird idea. this was really helpful. i appreciate it~
SpeedyDVV's avatar
You're welcome! :)
Hallu-cinate's avatar
So for a companion, could we do like a cute orb thing under the category "Mythical" as long as it's design is the same as the paralogos?
mewhaku's avatar
I believe that would be the case! Sounds like an 'elemental', or at least that's what I think of with weird orb creatures. Sounds fine to me!
Hallu-cinate's avatar
Great! Ill have to buy some ink in order to make a companion!
mewhaku's avatar
Sounds good~
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