Currency Guide

Created: 29 January 2022, 23:22:45 MST
Last updated: 6 August 2022, 06:15:44 MST

Gildes are small, hand-minted copper coins with a hole in the center, decorated with a stalk of oats and an elkh antler. They are the primary currency in Silkkassa and Miatias, and are used by elkh and humans alike! Humans are usually the ones to hold gildes, but working class elkh can earn them too. An elkh's money is kept in the treasury by their employer or human companion(s). Because they can't easily carry currency themselves, when an elkh wants to purchase something, the shopkeeper simply takes a note and is later given the currency from the treasury. If an elkh has to transport their own currency, the coins are tied on a rope like beads on a bracelet, and they then carry the "bracelet" of coins by their teeth, on an antler point, in a saddlebag, etc. Canonically, wild beps and aitielkh do not typically possess currency, but you can still earn currency when using them in prompts. In canon, these elkh would be bartering for goods.

If you do not own an elkh, you may earn gildes by using an NPC to complete prompts or by making gift art for other users! You can then use your gildes to purchase a MYO ticket or a fawn breeding to get your own elkh. 

Gildes may not be sold or traded for real-life currency or goods. You may not ask other users to give you gildes. 

A note On Effort

We highly discourage "grinding", a.k.a. making a bunch of work as quickly and as minimally-effortful as possible with the intention of getting maximum currency. Please put love, time, and care into your work, especially if it's giftart.

Table of Contents

  1. General Guidelines
    1. Art Requirement Examples
      1. Simple Background
      2. Complex Background
      3. Bust with Foreground or Background Elements
      4. 50% of the Character
    2. Accessory Complexity
  2. Reward Breakdowns
  3. Prompt Requirements & Rewards
    1. Art Prompts
    2. Written Prompts
  4. Mini Prompt Requirements & Rewards
    1. Art Mini Prompts
    2. Written Mini Prompts
  5. Gift Requirements & Rewards
    1. Gift Art
    2. Gift Writing
  6. Commissioned Work Requirements & Rewards
    1. Commissioned Art
    2. Commissioned Writing
  7. Other Rewards

General Guidelines

  • Unless otherwise stated, artwork must be clean and colored. Shading is not required.
  • Artwork that is black and white but polished can be submitted for gildes but will only receive half the total amount that would be awarded for colored work.
  • Additional characters in written works must include significant interaction in order to claim bonus gildes. Significant interaction is defined as prolonged conversation, interaction, or focus, not just mentions of a character.
  • Companions must be assigned to (owned by) the character(s) featured in order to claim bonus gildes. Companions that you do not own and are not assigned to (owned by) the character(s) featured at the time of processing will not be awarded bonus gildes.
  • Companions, accessories, and work permits (active work and/or working gear)  in written works must be, at minimum, described briefly in order to claim bonus gildes.
  • Gift art should not feature one of your own characters in a major role. If you want to include your character(s) please submit that art as a prompt.
  • General art not covered by the categories below does not earn currency.

Art Requirement Examples

Simple Background

Examples below qualify for simple background bonus gildes.

Complex Background

Examples below qualify for complex background bonus gildes.

Bust with Foreground or Background elements

Examples below qualify for bust gift art gildes.

50% of the Character

When distingueishing what is a Major Character bonus or Minor Character bonus in drawn submissions please use this guide. If the character is seen from the top they must include the head, tail and most of the torso. If the character is seen from the front they must include their head, chest and two front feet. Very small amounts of these features covered up by other characters or items is fine but the character should still be more that 50% shown for the extra gilde bonus. The mod awarding your prompt will make the final decision.

 

 

Accessory Complexity

When including an official accesory in your submission you get a gilde bonus (see below for more info). All official accessories are categorized as either "Simple" or "Complex".  Official accessories are accessories that are featured on the site under World -> Encyclopedia -> Items -> Accessories.  The gilde bonus does not count toward accessories that your bep came with or that you designed yourself. Official accessories can be bought in the shops, earned via prompts or awarded during events. Official accessories must be owned by the bep wearing them to receive the bonus.

Autumn Acorn Hairclip Traveler's Gear (brown)
Autumn Acorn Hairclip is considered "Simple" whereas the Traveler's Gear is considered "Complex"

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Reward Breakdowns

When submitting anything for gilde rewards, you will need to provide a reward breakdown. Use this form, and delete any lines that do not apply to your work!

Art Breakdown

This section defines what kind of piece it is. If it is a prompt or mini prompt, you do not have to include this section. Do not count additional characters for prompts here!
Gift Bust or Fullbody:
Commissioned Bust, Fullbody, or YCH: 

Art Bonuses

Do not include minimum requirements here, such as required additional characters or required simple backgrounds!
# of Additional Minor Characters: 
# of Additional Major Characters:
# of Companions:
Simple, Complex, or No Background:
Work Permit:
Wild Speak:
# of Simple Official Accessories:
# of Complex Official Accessories:

 

Writing Breakdown

Total Words:

Writing Bonuses

Do not include minimum requirements here, such as required additional characters!
# of Additional Minor Characters:
# of Additional Major Characters:
# of Companions:
Work Permit:
Wild Speak:
# of Official Accessories:
Additional Words: 

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Prompt Requirements & Rewards

All prompts have a base reward of 7 gildes.

Art Prompts

All art prompts must have:

  • Clean, colored fullbody elkh (75%+ of the body)
  • Simple background
Art Bonuses
  • Minor additional elkh, shroomkins, or Silkkassan (49% or less of the body) earn 1 gilde each.
  • Major additional elkh, shroomkins, or Silkkassans (50% or more of the body) earn 2 gildes each.
  • Companions owned by elkh featured earn 2 gildes each. Bonus applies to a maximum of four companions.
  • Complex backgrounds earn 2 gildes.
  • Elkh with Work Permits earn 2 gildes when depicted working or with their working gear.
  • Elkh with Wild Speak earn 2 gildes when actively depicted communicating with an animal or companion.
  • Simple Official Accessories earn 1 gilde each.
  • Complex Official Accessories earn 2 gildes each.

Written Prompts

All written prompts must be a minimum of 750 words.

Writing Bonuses
  • Minor additional elkh, shroomkins, or Silkkassan (30% or more of the story) earn 1 gilde each.
  • Major additional elkh, shroomkins, or Silkkassans (50% or more of the body) earn 2 gildes each.
  • Companions owned by elkh featured earn 1 gilde each. Bonus applies to a maximum of four companions.
  • Official Accessories earn 1 gilde each.
  • Elkh with Work Permits earn 2 gildes when depicted working or with their working gear.
  • Elkh with Wild Speak earn 2 gildes when actively depicted communicating with an animal or companion.
  • Additional words earn 1 gilde per 250 words. Bonus applies to a maximum of 2500 additional words.

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Mini Prompt Requirements & Rewards

All mini prompts have a base reward of 5 gildes. There may be additional requirements for individual mini prompts; please check requirements before submitting your mini prompts!

Art Mini Prompts

All art mini prompts must be colored. Sketches are acceptable. Unless otherwise specified, mini prompts do not require a background.

Art Bonuses
  • Minor additional elkh, shroomkins, or Silkkassan (49% or less of the body) earn 1 gilde each.
  • Major additional elkh, shroomkins, or Silkkassans (50% or more of the body) earn 2 gildes each.
  • Companions owned by elkh featured earn 2 gildes each. Bonus applies to a maximum of four companions.
  • Simple backgrounds earn 2 gildes.
  • Complex backgrounds earn 4 gildes.
  • Elkh with Work Permits earn 2 gildes when depicted working or with their working gear.
  • Elkh with Wild Speak earn 2 gildes when actively depicted communicating with an animal or companion.
  • Simple Official Accessories earn 1 gilde each.
  • Complex Official Accessories earn 2 gildes each.

Written Mini Prompts

All written mini prompts must be a minimum of 500 words. Where backgrounds are required, substitute an additional character.

Writing Bonuses
  • Minor additional elkh, shroomkins, or Silkkassan (30% or more of the story) earn 1 gilde each.
  • Major additional elkh, shroomkins, or Silkkassans (50% or more of the body) earn 2 gildes each.
  • Companions owned by elkh featured earn 1 gilde each. Bonus applies to a maximum of four companions.
  • Official Accessories earn 1 gilde each.
  • Elkh with Work Permits earn 2 gildes when depicted working or with their working gear.
  • Elkh with Wild Speak earn 2 gildes when actively depicted communicating with an animal or companion.
  • Additional words earn 1 gilde per 250 words. Bonus applies to a maximum of 2500 additional words.

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Gift Requirements & Rewards

Gift Art

All gift art must be clean and colored to award gildes.

  • A bust with foreground or background elements earns 3 gildes.
    • Examples of foreground or background elements include: a frame, floral background, stars, etc.
  • A clean, colored fullbody (75%+ of the body) earns 6 gildes.
Art Bonuses
  • Minor additional elkh, shroomkins, or Silkkassan (49% or less of the body) earn 1 gilde each.
  • Major additional elkh, shroomkins, or Silkkassans (50% or more of the body) earn 2 gildes each.
  • Companions owned by elkh featured earn 2 gildes each. Bonus applies to a maximum of four companions.
  • Simple backgrounds earn 2 gildes.
  • Complex backgrounds earn 4 gildes.
  • Elkh with Work Permits earn 2 gildes when depicted working or with their working gear.
  • Elkh with Wild Speak earn 2 gildes when actively depicted communicating with an animal or companion.
  • Simple Official Accessories earn 1 gilde each.
  • Complex Official Accessories earn 2 gildes each.
  • 3D models, sculpture, embroidery and other mediums will be awarded gildes at the discretion of the mod reviewing the work, their decision is final.

Gift Writing

All gift writing must be a minimum of 500 words to award gildes. Gift writing earns 6 gildes.

Writing Bonuses
  • Minor additional elkh, shroomkins, or Silkkassan (30% or more of the story) earn 1 gilde each.
  • Major additional elkh, shroomkins, or Silkkassans (50% or more of the body) earn 2 gildes each.
  • Companions owned by elkh featured earn 1 gilde each. Bonus applies to a maximum of four companions.
  • Official Accessories earn 1 gilde each.
  • Elkh with Work Permits earn 2 gildes when depicted working or with their working gear.
  • Elkh with Wild Speak earn 2 gildes when actively depicted communicating with an animal or companion.
  • Additional words earn 1 gilde per 250 words. Bonus applies to a maximum of 2500 additional words.

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Commissioned Work Requirements & Rewards

Commissioned work includes all non-prompt commissioned work. Commissioned prompts are awarded according to Prompt Requirements & Rewards. 

Gildes for commissioned work go to the commissioner only.

Commissioned Art

All commissioned art must be clean and colored to award gildes.

  • A bust with foreground or background elements earns 2 gildes.
    • Examples of foreground or background elements include: a frame, floral background, stars, etc.
  • A clean, colored fullbody (75%+ of the body) earns 5 gildes.
  • On-base work must be fullbody (75%+ of the body). The first use of a base earns 5 gildes; subsequent uses earn 2 gildes.
Art Bonuses
  • Minor additional elkh, shroomkins, or Silkkassan (49% or less of the body) earn 1 gilde each.
  • Major additional elkh, shroomkins, or Silkkassans (50% or more of the body) earn 2 gildes each.
  • Companions owned by elkh featured earn 2 gildes each. Bonus applies to a maximum of four companions.
  • Simple backgrounds earn 2 gildes.
  • Complex backgrounds earn 4 gildes.
  • Elkh with Work Permits earn 2 gildes when depicted working or with their working gear.
  • Elkh with Wild Speak earn 2 gildes when actively depicted communicating with an animal or companion.
  • Simple Official Accessories earn 1 gilde each.
  • Complex Official Accessories earn 2 gildes each.
  • 3D models, sculpture, embroidery and other mediums will be awarded gildes at the discretion of the mod reviewing the work, their decision is final.

commissioned Writing

All commissioned writing must be a minimum of 500 words to award gildes. Commissioned writing earns 5 gildes.

Writing Bonuses
  • Minor additional elkh, shroomkins, or Silkkassan (30% or more of the story) earn 1 gilde each.
  • Major additional elkh, shroomkins, or Silkkassans (50% or more of the body) earn 2 gildes each.
  • Companions owned by elkh featured earn 1 gilde each. Bonus applies to a maximum of four companions.
  • Official Accessories earn 1 gilde each.
  • Elkh with Work Permits earn 2 gildes when depicted working or with their working gear.
  • Elkh with Wild Speak earn 2 gildes when actively depicted communicating with an animal or companion.
  • Additional words earn 1 gilde per 250 words. Bonus applies to a maximum of 2500 additional words.

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Other Rewards

  • Submitting new art during a design update for a masterlist entry earns 5 gildes
    • New art must be done by you in order to count for gildes. Commissioned masterlist art may be submitted for Commissioned Art rewards and will not earn the additional new masterlist art gildes.
    • The 5 gilde bonus does NOT count when uploading a MYO's original art.
  • Submitting work to our gallery earns you 1 bonus gilde.
  • Drawing gift art of our monthly featured bep (Seen on the front page) will earn you extra gildes.
  • Filling out your character profiles earns you 1 bonus gilde (info here).

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