This page is all about how you can get an Edeia!
In general, I will make a Toyhouse profile to upload the art and sort out information. Once you acquire an Edeia, I can transfer it to you if you have a Toyhouse account, but this is not mandatory. The Toyhouse page will include a flat/transparent reference.
Barring extenuating circumstances, all Edeia-related transactions will be done though PayPal, typically using my PayPal link. My intended currency is USD, though PayPal will handle conversions (for an additional fee on my side).
Auctions are hosted on Deviantart and will have a starting bid (SB), minimum increase (MI), and autobuy (AB) options. There may be multiple autobuy options, and they usually have a reward artwork. There is a folder for open adopts, but they tend to go fairly quickly. They will be announced in the Discord server prior to posting on Deviantart.
Generally, auctions will end 24 hours after the last bid (or my best estimate if I miss the timestamp), and you will have 48 hours to pay. If you fail to pay, then the auction will revert to the last bid with another 24-hour extension.
You are guaranteed a hold for an Edeia that is up for auction under the following conditions:
We have done a transaction before or you have otherwise proved trustworthiness
You intend to autobuy the Edeia at the highest option
You are not currently holding any other Edeia
The hold time is no more than two weeks
If you do not meet these conditions but would still like to try for a hold, contact me and we can discuss.
Notion slots are where you give me an Idea and some info, and then I make the Edeia! It is essentially a wildcard Edeia, mostly up to me.
The price is 30 USD for first time owners (FTO) and 40 USD for others.
There are no alterations allowed.
Everyone is allowed to enter the notion queue, but priority will be given to FTOs. Non-FTOs can be pushed back up to five places. People may enter for only one slot at a time.
Payment is due when you enter the notion queue.
You may be in both the custom queue and notion queue at the same time, for different Ideas.
To enter, you may directly message me on Discord, email me at email@example.com, or otherwise contact me.
To enter, please use the following form:
Name: (of the Edeia)
Color Palette: optional. You are allowed to provide one of the following:
- up to three colors for me to include (I can use other colors if I wish)
- up to three colors for me to be limited to (I must use only those colors)
- a palette of up to five colors I can choose from as I wish; I may use some or all.
- a main color and a highlight color
Please indicate which option you want, i.e. "Include color1, color2, color3"; "limit to color1, color2, color3", or "pick from color1, ... color5."
Colors can be general (i.e. blue, black, white) or you can give an exact color; if you provide exact colors please include an image of the palette.
TH Handle: (If you do not have one, you can say N/A or request an invite.)
Discord/dA: (If available)
The status of the slots can be seen below. Note that I generally wait until there are more than one so I can complete a bunch at once for efficiency.
In order to design your own Edeia, you must acquire a MYO ticket when I hold a ticket sale; after approval, I will create the masterlist art for consistency.
There are three types of tickets corresponding to design complexity - you can see examples below (images are linked to the dA listings):
Simple MYO Ticket - 30 USD
These are very simple designs that can be drawn quickly and easily.
Standard MYO Ticket - 45 USD
Most Edeia can be considered to have a design of standard complexity.
Complex MYO Ticket - 60 USD
These are designs that are more complex and difficult to draw, be it due to details, patterning, multiple limbs/parts, difficult geometry, etc.
Note: If the design is even more complex than my standard for complex Edeia, there may be an additional complexity fee that is 10 USD or higher.
To claim a ticket, you must have a Toyhou.se account and join the Edeia Discord - MYOs will exclusively be offered on the server/via Discord. If you do not have a Toyhou.se account, you may request an invite.
You do not need to keep track of the ticket - I will have a part in the ML spreadsheet for it. You may resell or retrade the ticket, but you must notify me.
The complexity rating is decided by me.
If you send in a design that has a higher complexity than your ticket rating, I would turn it down. That said, you are welcome to upgrade your ticket at any time for 16 USD.
If you send in a design that has a lower complexity than your ticket rating, I will let you know. I will not offer downgrades, but you can still use the ticket if you wish; if you do so, I can make a simple artwork of your Edeia once it is complete.
To use a MYO ticket, you must submit the MYO form below in Discord DMs or in the #myo-approval channel in the server.
There are no formal guides to designing Edeia, but you can take a look at other Edeia to get the same general feel of the species. If you have questions about designs, you may ask me prior to submitting the MYO form.
Name: (of the Edeia)
Reference: (The image of your design. Please design the Edeia entirely and as clearly as you can. I do not mind if it is not clean, as long as all the relevant information of the design is fully conveyed; you can provide multiple views and a palette if you wish as well. There will be no design input from me and ideally no alterations, as I am simply drawing your design. If there are details not conveyed visually, please describe them in text; i.e. "the back of the wings are solid black." I will not allow any significant or complicated details to be text-only.)
Ticket Complexity: (You can also ask to upgrade your ticket here.)
Deviantart Handle: (If available)
After you send the MYO form, I will approve it or ask for changes or clarifications. .
You may not use MYO slots for Twin Edeia, but you can use them for a Fission Edeia - in which case you must pay an additional 20 USD fee. If you use want to use a MYO for a Fission Edeia, the conceptualization must be approved beforehand.
For MYO Edeia, after the design is finalized, I will create the TH profile and credit myself as the creator and you as the designer before transferring the profile to you. I will also upload the original concept/design made by you with credit to your TH.
You may see what MYO tickets are available below.
Customs are closed until further notice. I will finish customs that are already in the queue, and I may open a few speed slots here and there. Do not count on speed slots happening, however.
You may commission me for a custom Edeia design. The best way to contact me is via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Discord (you can find me through the server or DM me on any platform for my handle).
There are two options for the design, with the same price range of about 50-100 USD:
Regular Custom: Please provide an Idea and, optionally, a desired color palette or design elements. I will make three sketches, from which you can choose your favorite or combine certain elements. You can also ask for more new sketches if none fit, though that will increase the cost.
Guided Custom: this is when you have a strong idea of what you want - it is an alternative to MYO designs. You provide me with detailed descriptions and/or references and I will provide one sketch. If you make your own references/sketches/design, please send them to me privately first. You may share concepts later after the design is complete.
You can make an Edeia based on an existing OC, either as their canonical Actualization or as an AU. These can still be guided or regular customs, depending on whether you have a strong idea for the actual Edeia design.
You may also request additional artwork like autobuy rewards (examples); please specify which style you prefer:
Rough painting: ~30-50 USD
- See the link for styles: Blackburn, Pandani, Venus
Polished painting: ~40-60 USD
- Styles: Airbrush, Spectra, Mercury
Live2D animation, added to any style of painting: +30-60 USD. Here are examples.
After the sketch is complete, price will be finalized and full payment (including for additional artwork) is due via PayPal. Minor modifications after payment are allowed, but any significant modifications will accrue an additional charge.
The price depends on the complexity as well as how much back and forth / alterations there are; think of this is paying for my time. The more efficient things are, the better.
To expedite the process, you may fill out this form:
Custom Type: (guided/regular)
Specifications: (If any. For a regular, you may specify some design elements, such as body type or general vibes. For guided, you can specify as much as you want + make visual concepts, more detail is better. If you specify too many details for a regular, I may change it to a guided custom.)
Additional Artwork: (yes/no, if yes specify what style you would like + if you would like an animation)
Other Info: (Anything else you'd like to tell me about them!)
You can decide some things later (such as name, gender, and pronouns), but if you have this information at the ready it would definitely help!
You may complete a Conceptualization for a free experimental simple artwork from me. You may also claim this for existing Edeia, but only one per person per month. You may send me the form as soon as you enter the queue; note that once I get to your slot, I will ask to start immediately on the custom and will not wait for the Conceptualization form. You can always send it to me later.
As the lore for Twin Edeia and fission is very particular and often not thoroughly written out, I require a Conceptualization for me to review and approve prior to making the Edeia. (You will also get the freebie art that comes with the conceptualization.) You may, and I encourage you to, discuss the development with me. You may begin working on the conceptualization if you are in the queue, have a speed slot, or holding the Idea - though note that if the hold expires then you may be in hot water. Additionally, a few other notes:
You have a soft limit of one Twin Edeia and one Edeia capable of fission. Depending on circumstances I may allow another, but I discourage it for now.
For Twin Edeia:
Customs for Twin Edeia are temporarily closed as I get a better feel for them myself; for the time being, they can only be acquired through auctions.
I must design the twins, and you may design the fusion or commission me or others for the fusion.
Typical price range is 120-200 USD. Textured painting is 50-100 USD, smooth painting is 70-130 USD.
Twin Edeia are not necessarily "opposites," and I generally have some amount of reluctance to create them as Ki and Ro's Idea is essentially that of opposites. Twins share an Idea and different individuals may represent different aspects, but they still fundamentally share the same Idea. While I allow some cases of Twins who are "opposites," I would prefer that they are not; they are intended to be more like a singular entity with two bodies.
For an Edeia capable of fission:
I will design the unified form and you may design the fission forms or commission me or others for those as well.
Typical price range is 70-120 USD, for the time it takes for me to review conceptualizations. Same prices for paintings.
Two fission fragments are common, but three and more are possible so long as you give a good reason for it.
The fission fragments may represent different elements of the original's Idea, or could simply be fragments of their personal identity.
What I want to see in the conceptualization is the original personality, how that becomes the fragments, and the "reasoning" behind the fission - why or how that individual came to perceive themself as multiple.
To see whether any slots are or will be open, see my commission status here. There are two types of slots: speed slots and queue slots.
Speed slots will open every now and then - the times will be listed on my status spreadsheet and announced on the Discord when I decide to open them, or they may be announced without warning when I have time and energy. They are first come, first serve, and if you are prompt with replies, will very likely be finished in a day. To claim them, you must send a message in the new-edeia channel with the custom form above, or a note that the form is ready and you will send it in DMs (you have ten minutes after claiming to do so, after which you will lose the slot). If there are issues/changes that need to be discussed, you will still get the slot; we will discuss them in DMs. Ideally, however, you just send me the form and I can get going.
Queue slots have no limit to how many people enter the queue, but each person may only enter one slot at a time, and for a specific Idea/custom Edeia. I will work on the queue slowly, approximately one a week, and they may take more than one day to finish (or I might work on them during the weekdays after I get the necessary information).
You may still get a speed slot if I have not contacted you to start your queue slot.
You may leave the queue so long as you are not the immediately upcoming slot, and possibly abandon your queue slot for a specific Idea if you snatch a speed slot.
(Technically, you can also abandon your place if you are the upcoming slot, but I won't be pleased.)
You should be prepared to pay by the time I get to you. If you are not, I can move you back one slot three times, after which I will move you to the end of the queue.
The queue slots can be seen below.
You may contact me at any time to hold an Idea, in order to make sure I don't use it in a batch or for another custom. I don't have a hard limit to how many Ideas you hold, but I ask that you limit it to three at a time.
Your hold will last for three months without ordering a custom/entering the queue, after which you can no longer hold the Idea and I can use it freely. Others may hold Ideas that were previously held by others. NOTE: This has been extended to six months due to my slowness, as I have my coursework and other projects to attend to as well.
You may ask me to extend a hold for one Idea. Whether I accept depends on:
Whether the concept is a common one that others may want to use
What circumstances are preventing you from being able to pay
How merciful I'm feeling, haha.
Custom Idea / Idea Suggestion Guidelines
In general, Ideas are abstract concepts. They are not physical objects and are generally in noun form if they have a single name. Ideas may be concepts without a straightforward name, such as "Songs in Silence" or "The Known Unknown," so long as you can explain what the concept is. An important aspect is interpretability, as well: existing concepts with strict definitions or highly constructed concepts such as zodiac signs are not ideal, and I will likely attempt to dissuade you from using such an Idea.
One thing I will not allow is medical conditions / specific diseases / that sort of thing. While this may be possible in the world of Ideation, I am not comfortable with it. I imagine it'd be rather strange to define your existence by a medical condition - even if you have a medical condition, it might influence how you perceive yourself, but perceiving yourself as that condition is another matter entirely. The edge cases tend to be those that have an abstract, non-medical concept associated with it.
I will also note that Edeia with "negative" concepts do not necessarily experience their concept - they only need to have a high affinity to it. In fact, an Edeia should not have an existence that is fundamentally unpleasant - rather, the nature of Edeia is that if they are something they don't want to be, their existence will change into what they want to be.
These will also only rarely be offered. There will usually be an option for purchasing the Edeia, as well as an additional option for a painting like autobuy rewards.
One possible reward for completing prompts is an Edeia custom slot.
You can still complete prompts without owning an Edeia - feel free to ask owners if they'd be alright to have their Edeia drawn/written by you.
I may on occasion hold raffles for Edeia. They will be announced on the Discord and on Deviantart.
There are two possibilities - I will occasionally host a Conceptualization event, and I may also open limited slots for conceptualization Edeia. Essentially, you must develop the character as an application, and then I make an Edeia using that as sort of a prompt. Most of the design will be up to me, and there will be no alterations. This is not a custom. You can make an alternate form if you like, of course. I will also not make Twin Edeia or Edeia with fissions for the event / slots.
I highly recommend familiarizing yourself with the Lore Guide. You don't need all of it, but most of it will likely help and improve the likelihood of approval.
For some examples, you can see my own Edeia with full profiles, which likely have all this information. The most thorough profiles, history/lore-wise, are Auspice (my Edeiasona, born in our present), Malice (born in the age of secrecy), Roscha (born in the ancient ages, very early in civilization), as well as Ki/Ro and Sess (both born in the age of reunion).
I will review the forms and either approve, request alterations, or reject (in the case of too many things being off).
Age: (Optional, can be inexact. It may be helpful to consider what era they were born in; see the Setting section of the Edeia lore guide for details. You can consider the "present" to be exactly 100 years from now.)
Personality: (Minimum 60 words)
History: (Minimum 100 words. Can involve other existing Edeia if you wish, yours or others' with permission. Generally, it may be good to include early life/things leading up to Actualization, the Actualization and/or what they do after Actualization. I am particularly interested in stories of personal growth and discovery, how they grew to identify with their Idea. Keep in mind that death at Actualization is very uncommon. I recommend looking at the Actualization section of Edeiology for ideas.)
Description of Abstraction: (Minimum 60 words)
Specifications: (optional and limited.) You may specify:
- Color palette: something like "monochrome with blue", "[color] base and [color] highlight/accent", colors to disclude, or up to three colors to include/be limited to. You can also provide a palette of more than three colors that I have the option of using as many or few as I like of.
- Body type: humanoid, quadrupedal, abstract, centaur, humanoid abstract, birdlike, etc. To describe the general shape.
- General vibe: sharp, elegant, soft, etc. Can be a sort of aesthetic or mood-setting sort of thing. Don't give me a moodboard, though - I never know what to do with those.
Do not specify any more design details. If you're unsure about something, ask.
In some cases, I will allow trades or artwork as payment for an Edeia. I tend to be picky with art and other designs, however. If you wish to provide art or a trade (other characters, MYO slots, etc.) then you may offer, but I may not accept.
Alternative payment can also be used to reduce a price but not get rid of it entirely.
Discontinued, in favor of conceptualization events.
You may make an early claim in Discord if you have joined the Discord server and made proper introductions and such.
You can early claim an autobuy or flatsale + art. You may place a hold for early claims as well; see the policy for holds at the top of the page.
There is an Edeia Watch role that I will ping either while I am creating a batch or after. You can only early claim after the first ping for the batch.
You may only early claim if less than half of the Edeia in the batch are already early claimed. In other words, up to a rounded-up half can be claimed for each batch.
There is a cooldown for early claims: you can only early claim one Edeia for every three batches. That is, if you early claim one you may not do so for the next two batches.
The Early Claim Jail can be seen here: