Acquisition

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.

Purchase

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

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.

Holding

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

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 up to two slots 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 ausp.iciousart26@gmail.com, or otherwise contact me.

  • You may pay additional fees for more specifications. You may choose one of the following:

    • Body type specification (humanoid, abstract, quadrupedal, centaur, abstract + other body type, etc.) | 5 USD

    • Sketch WIP + 1 alteration (you only have one opportunity to make requests; you can draw over the sketch to indicate) | 10 USD

    • Other design specification (i.e. add wings, a cloak, fur, specific number of limbs, having claws, etc.) | 5-15 USD

    • If you try to specify more than what is allowed, you may be subject to a penalty fee.

Understand that the premise of notion slots is that they are "wildcard" Edeia and I feel that allowing any specification at all is generous under this premise. Too many specifications would make these something like semi-customs, which is not the intention.

To enter, please use the following form:

Name: (of the Edeia)
Gender:
Pronouns:
Idea:
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.

MYO [Limited]

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.

You have four options for a ticket purchase - a base ticket (40), simple (40), standard (60), or complex (80).

A base ticket can be purchased if you want flexibility in your design complexity, such as if you are unsure of the complexity or have a very complex design. For this kind of ticket, the final price is decided after completion and I will charge you the remainder. You can specify a budget as well.

You may also request intermediate tickets if you have a sketch of the design DM'd to me and I determine it to be at a complexity between the set ones.

You can see examples of set complexities below (images are linked to the dA listings):

Simple MYO Ticket - 40 USD

These are very simple designs that can be drawn quickly and easily.

Standard MYO Ticket - 60 USD

Most Edeia can be considered to have a design of standard complexity.

Complex MYO Ticket - 80 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 may only be holding one unused MYO ticket at a time; you must use it before purchasing another.

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 21 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.

  • You may send sketches to me prior to purchasing a MYO ticket for an estimation on complexity; you can also request special pricing for complexities that don't fall neatly into the given categories. For instance, I can offer in-between pricing for a design between simple and standard.

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. You may share WIPs of your MYO in the #artwork channel of the server or privately, but you must mention that it is a MYO WIP, and you must own a ticket.

MYO Form

Name: (of the Edeia)
Gender:
Pronouns:
Idea:
(You must use an Idea you have on hold; this is to ensure the Idea is approved beforehand.)
Reference Image:
(The image of your design. Please see notes below.)
Ticket Complexity: (You can also ask to upgrade your ticket here.)
TH Handle:
Deviantart Handle: (If available)

For the reference image:

  • 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.

  • You must provide either an angled view or multiple orthogonal views (i.e. front, back , and/or side) sufficient to get a 3D sense of the form. For instance, if you have a front-only orthogonal view, you should also provide a side view. It can be a simple sketch, so long as the information is conveyed.

  • For every three questions or WIPs I feel the need to send you after I have started drawing, you may be subject to a penalty fee (no more than 15 USD). It would benefit you to make things as clear as possible from the start.

    • The flat color WIP does not count towards this, but the sketch does. I may send you the sketch if something was unclear and I needed to fill in the blanks, such as the underside pattern of a cloak or such.

    • If I start asking you questions and you feel in danger, you are welcome to ask me to wait for you to draw more references.

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 - see info and pricing in the Special Trait Edeia section. If you use want to use a MYO for a Fission Edeia, the conceptualization must be approved before submission of the design.

For MYO Edeia, after I have created the ML artwork and 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 [CLOSED]

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.

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You may commission me for a custom Edeia design. The best way to contact me is via email (ausp.iciousart26@gmail.com) 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 60-100 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. 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, Facet
  • Polished painting: ~40-60 USD

    • Styles: Airbrush, Spectra, Mercury
  • Painting animation, added to any style of painting: +40-100 USD, depending on complexity. 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.

Custom Form

To expedite the process, you may fill out this form:

Name:
Idea:
Gender:
Pronouns:
Custom Type: (guided/regular)
Specifications: (If any. For a regular, you can specify some design elements if you wish, such as body type, general vibes, or a few characteristics. 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. 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.

Slots

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.

Special Trait Edeia

Special trait Edeia include Fission Edeia, Soultwined Edeia, and Tuplet Edeia. You have a limit of one of each for each acquisition type: premade, custom, notion, MYO.

Additionally, your first must only have two fragments/Edeia. In the future, I may be more open to having more entities in the collectives of special trait Edeia.

Please note that all forms must be designed before I transfer the Edeia to you, whether you or I or anyone else designs them. That is, Fission Edeia must have their fragments designed, and Soultwined and Tuplet Edeia must have their fusion designed.

When I create the profile for the Edeia, I will create a tab for the fission fragments / the fusion as relevant and use the links for the masterlist. You are welcome to reorganize, whether that means removing the tab or creating a tab for every fragment, but hopefully the links remain intact.

Currently, Soultwined Edeia and Tuplet Edeia are still upcoming and not available. I am still developing them.

Qualification

All

  • You must be in the Edeia Discord and you must have a Toyhou.se. I can procure invites if needed.

  • You must already own at least one Edeia that is conceptualized by you, or well-developed with me having looked over it to assure compliance to the lore.

  • I require a Conceptualization for me to review and approve prior to making the Edeia.

    • You may, and I encourage you to, discuss the development with me. You may DM me on Discord or make a thread in the #character-lore-and-ideas channel. Please note than I am very particular about their lore and may ask many questions.

    • You may begin working on the conceptualization if you are in a queue or otherwise completely certain you will get the Edeia in the near future; I do not recommend starting the conceptualization if you only have the Idea on hold. For premade Edeia, I will give you one month to conceptualize them after payment is made.

      • If you do not finish the conceptualization by the time your spot in the queue is reached, I will notify you and skip you until you finish. If you remain stagnant (in the queue without completing the conceptualization) for a month after I first skip you, then I will remove you from the queue (and also be quite vexed with you).

      • If you run out of time to conceptualize a premade Edeia, I will refund you and reopen the sale.

Fission

  • Minimum Level 5 in the Edeia Discord.

  • In your conceptualization, please be sure to answer the following questions (not necessarily directly, but make sure the answers are within):

    • What is the personality for each fragment, and how does it relate to the original?

    • How did the dichotomous sense of identity come about? Please note that the original must accept all aspects as parts of their entire self; they cannot develop fission from simply disliking part of their identity, as they would simply shift their singular identity to something that fits them better.

    • When did they discover fission? Immediately after Actualization / already knowing they could become fragments, or do they discover it later on?

Soultwined

  • Minimum Level 5 in the Edeia Discord.

  • In your conceptualization, please be sure to answer the following questions (not necessarily directly, but make sure the answers are within):

    • What kind of soulbond did they have/develop? How did their soulbond manifest? Could they sense the other's emotions, thoughts, did they dream of each other's memories? Do their personalities start to blend?

    • What is the nature of their relationship? Romantic, platonic, familial? How did it evolve from a more mundane relation to the deep and fundamental nature of a soultwined bond? Note that I think that a relationship between those with soultwined bond cannot solely be defined as romantic, platonic, familial, or any other typical relationship between two independent individuals. They must have a deep emotional intimacy and understanding of each other, as their senses of self begin to blend.

    • How did their Ideas develop? Those who become soultwined define their Ideas in the context of and in contrast with the other, their meaning greater when together.

    • How did they Actualize?

Tuplet Edeia

  • Minimum Level 10 in the Edeia Discord.

  • In your conceptualization, please be sure to answer the following questions (not necessarily directly, but make sure the answers are within):

    • What kind of soulbond did they have/develop? How did their soulbond manifest? Could they sense the other's emotions, thoughts, did they dream of each other's memories? Do their personalities start to blend? Do they dream or daydream of being the other, do they act as the other in waking?

    • What is the nature of their relationship? Romantic, platonic, familial? How did it evolve from a more mundane relation to the deep and fundamental nature of a soultwined bond? Note that I think that a relationship between Tuplets cannot solely be defined as romantic, platonic, familial, or any other typical relationship between two independent individuals, though they more typically originate from a familial bond. They must have a deep emotional intimacy and understanding of each other, as their senses of self begin to blend and become one.

    • How did their Idea develop? Was it at the same time as the same Idea, or did they originally have different Ideas and it converged into the same one?

    • How did they Actualize?

Pricing

Fission

  • Custom: 80-130 USD, or 180-300 USD including fission designs.

  • Notion: 70 USD, or 140 USD including fission designs.

    • You may ask for more than two fission fragments, but there may be additional charges.

  • MYO: ticket price + 30 USD, or ticket price*2 + 30 USD for me to make "masterlist" references for fission forms as well.

    • You still must design the fission forms yourself; you are required to do so for a MYO regardless of if you want me to make masterlist artwork for them.

The default price is only for the unified form, though I will also provide complimentary sketches of the fission fragments if desired. For the complimentary sketches:

  • You can provide initial details and sketches of your own to start me off, but I will not be doing any major alterations to the sketches. You can modify them as you wish, though, and if you actually commission me then of course alterations are included.

  • If you have more than three fragments, I may decline or ask for an additional fee.

You may design the fission forms, commission me to finish the sketches, or commission others to make the design. You can use the sketches I provide or not, though if you commission someone else they cannot "draw over" my sketches. Note, again, that they must be designed before I transfer the Edeia.

Additional artwork pricing will have normal pricing, unless the fission fragments are involved as well. For more than two fission fragments, there may be additional charges.

Soultwined and Tuplet Edeia

  • Custom: 150-250 USD, or 200-320 USD including fusion design.

  • Notion: 110 USD, or 160 USD including fusion design.

    • You may ask for more than two parts, but there may be additional charges.

  • MYO [Not currently offered]: ticket price*2 + 30 USD, or ticket price*2 + fusion complexity ticket price + 30 USD for me to make a "masterlist" reference for the fusion as well.

    • You can also commission me to design the fusion.

Holding Ideas

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.

Permanent Holds

There is also an option for permanent holds, if you are worried about gathering funds or such.

  • You can only permanently hold one Idea at a time.

  • You pay a down payment of 35 USD. This will reduce the cost of the future Edeia by 30 USD, the extra $5 is the service fee.

  • Every year I will ask if the individual if they wish to keep the hold. If they do not respond in a week, I will refund 30 USD to the PayPal email used to pay me and remove the hold.

  • If the Edeia you get for that Idea ends up being free, you can request a halfbody painting in one of my rough styles of that Edeia.

Idea 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.

I will not allow things such as medical conditions, mental illnesses, specific diseases, and other similar concepts. This includes things such as autism, dementia, etc. While this may be possible in the world of Ideation, I am not comfortable with it. It is a discomfiting thought for an individual to define their existence by a condition that can significantly and/or negatively affect their life in addition to being something they cannot control; the idea behind the Edeia is for one to discover and become who they truly wish to be, after all - often involving overcoming difficult experiences to unearth the true self. (I am aware that many conditions are not inherently negative, but they can cause many difficulties and can also be very arbitrarily defined.) Having a medical condition can influence how someone perceives themself, but perceiving themself as that condition itself is another matter entirely. The edge cases tend to be those that have an abstract, non-medical concept associated with it.

That said, "negative experience" Edeia are also somewhat discomfiting to me, at least in the sense that defining one's identity as the negative experiences in their life is not a pleasant thought. Of course, Edeia with "negative" (in quotes since it is a subjective thing and perhaps not the best way to think of them) concepts do not necessarily experience their concept - they only need to have a high affinity to it. I will generally allow them to be created, but I ask you to keep in mind that the nature of Edeia is that they cannot be an existence that is fundamentally unpleasant, an existence that feels "wrong" or "bad." If they are something they don't want to be, their existence will change into what they want to be, or they will cease to exist.

If you request an Idea that might be considered "negative" or something that is generally considered a negative experience, I may ask you to provide a minimum 100-word blurb explaining how they came to identify with their Idea and how it is fulfilling/meaningful to them, or how it is otherwise crucial in defining the being they truly want to be. If I find it unsatisfactory, I may ask you to change the Idea to something more neutral or rework the blurb.

Flatsale

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.

Free

Prompts

Possible rewards for completing prompts include custom slots, notion slots, and MYO slots.

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.

Raffle

I may on occasion hold raffles for Edeia. They will be announced on the Discord and on Deviantart.

Conceptualization

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).

Conceptualization Form

Name:
Idea:
Gender:
Pronouns:

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)

Abilities:

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:
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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.

Alternative Payment

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.

DTA (Draw-to-Adopt)

Discontinued, in favor of conceptualization events.

Early Claims

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: