This guide is for players who are eager to get into the game but aren’t quite sure where to start. You will want to know a bit about ARPGs before using this walkthrough, so make sure to read the Beginner’s Guide and have an uploaded dragon ready. If you don’t have an uploaded dragon and/or Rider but are itching to draw, check out the Hatchery Quest.
All of these activities are unlocked as soon as you have your Dragon and/or Rider. Other than Rites of Renewal, you can do them in any order. It doesn’t matter if you focus on your dragon or your Rider first.
Step 0: EXP and Prestige Basics
Every time you write or draw about your dragon, they gain experience! Experience helps with everything in the game, from breeding to activity success to magic unlocks. For Riders, they have a list of goals to complete to upgrade their Prestige. This guide walks you through the basics. Your dragon will reach level one, and your Rider will gain their first Prestige promotion. For every piece of art, you want to turn it in. Most art has a chance of netting you in-game items, so it’s important to turn everything in. Now that you know the grand plan, let’s make it happen!
Step 1: Building a Den
Without a doubt, this is the first thing you want to do! Pick a place that your characters will call home. Draw it or write a 300 word blurb, then turn it in like normal art. By founding a Den, you can keep pets called Familiars and add Furniture. Both of these give special bonuses to your dragons and unlock unique activities! In example, you can throw a big party in your Den and the dragons inside will gain +10 EXP! You can also grab a Diary and get items for art about the daily life of your characters. More information here.
Step 2: Activities
There are so many types of activities, it can be very intimidating! The most basic type of activity is an Adventure. You can draw your dragon hunting, gathering, caving, or searching for treasure. Draw your dragon in a terrain that matches their element for an EXP bonus and a special selection of items. Starting out, your dragon will have a bit of trouble succeeding. There’s a lot to learn! Don’t let it discourage you, though–there’s always a chance to find Familiar friends, even if your dragon returns empty-handed.
Of course, there are many types of Activities that will always succeed. Grand Display unlocks breeding for your dragon. A dragon can increase its stats with Training. They can find guaranteed items when they do Den Prompts. Unlocking magic right away is also an option.
Step 3: Using Items
Now that you have items from your Adventures, Den Prompts, and random events, how do you use them? Everything starts at the Inventory Hub. Sell items you don’t need for Silvence (the in-game currency), trade them to other players, do some untrained crafting, or move in Familiars to your Den.
Step 4: First Familiar
During these activities with your dragon, you gathered all the starting materials for Rider goals. To rank up their Prestige, a Rider needs four things: A level one dragon, a Den, at least one Familiar, and their first job. If you’ve been following the guide, then you already know how to get those first two done! In the weird event that you haven’t found a Familiar in the wild, there’s a way to fix that. Use the Silvence you gained from selling your items to buy your first Familiar from the Silvence marketplace. You can attach the Familiar to your Rider immediately, or wait a bit and use the Inventory Hub to apply it.
Step 5: Get a Job
Your Rider can unlock one job to start with and gain one promotion. Rancher is the best job for beginners, but if you’re feeling confident, there are many other jobs to choose from. Ranchers have an increased shot at finding Familiars in activities. Don’t worry about picking the wrong job–your Rider will unlock two more jobs as they rank up.
Step 6: Ranking Up!
If you followed all of the above steps, then it’s time to raise your Rider’s prestige! Write a 1500 word entry or draw a five-panel comic about your Rider getting along with their dragon. More information can be found on the Rider Prestige page.