Guide - Terms of Service

Created: 29 April 2020, 14:47:39 EDT
Last updated: 15 November 2023, 03:03:10 EST

|| Design Ownership || Privacy policy || Community Guidelines ||

★ By accessing this website OR obtaining ownership of any Celestial Seas character design, you agree that you have read and understand all information provided on this document.

★ When PURCHASING A DESIGN or participating in website activities you may be required to agree to additional terms and conditions.



Staff in the context of this document always refers to the group of individuals currently opperate and maintain this website and its features.

We or our in the context of this document refers to Celestial Seas staff, the individuals who opperate and maintain this web site..

Services refers to any service, feature, or function this website provides.

Terms refers to this terms of service.

Content refers to any images, videos, files, arwork, writing, animations, and submissions present on this website.

In-game items refers to any and all items, mounts, companions, pets, and virtual currency that are associated with and can be obtained from the celestial-seas arpg.

You or the user, or users refers to each individual member who accesses this website.

★ Children


Content displayed on this site may include the following:

  • Fantasy violence
  • Fictional depictions of blood or injury
  • Mild suggestive themes
  • Infrequent use of strong language

✦ By creating an account or accessing this website, you agree that you of the legal age in your local area to view the content listed. If you are under the age of 16 you must have consent from your parent or legal guardian to access this website. It is the responsability of a parent or legal guardian to monitor their child's use of Celestial Seas.

✦ The Celestial Seas staff strives to make sure this is a safe place for children. However, staff cannot always control the content produced or published by its users. If you are a parent or legal guardian who has concerns about your child accessing this website or any content displayed on this website please contact us.



1. To create an account and activate it you must provide the following:

  • A username
  • Your email address
  • A secure password
  • A OR deviantArt account that is at least 1 week old with activity

✦ The name of your Celestial Seas account cannot be anything vulger, offensive, hateful, obscene, defamatory, or unlawful at the disgression of the Celestial Seas Staff. Usernames that contain such language may modified or deactivated.

✦ You can change your USERNAME or re-link a or deviantArt by submitting a private report.

2. You may not impersonate or imply that you are another person or a staff member.

3. You may not share an account or create a joint account with someone else

4. You may not create more than one account. There is a 1 activated account limit per person.

5. Your account and access to your account is non-transferrable and cannot be given away, traded to, or sold to another user or person. 

6. You may deactivate your account by contacting staff with a private report. If you deactivate through this method you may remake your account at a later date.

7. If your account is deactivated or banned you may not create a new account.


✦ The following are considered "In-game Items":

  • Celestial Seas Digital game currency (eg: stargold, celestial shards, etc)
  • Celestial Seas Game items (eg: trait potions, crafting materials, etc)
  • Celestial Seas companion pets and mount pets

✦ The following are considered "related to Celestial Seas" - meaning you can exchange anything listed above for these

  • Celestial Seas Digital game currency (eg: stargold, celestial shards, etc)
  • Celestial Seas Game items (eg: trait potions, crafting materials, etc)
  • Celestial Seas companion pets and mount pets
  • Celestial Seas character designs
  • Celestial Seas artwork or Celestial Seas custom designs

✦ You cannot trade any Celestial Seas in-game items for:

  • Artwork not clearly depicting a Celestial Seas character
  • Characters or MYO slots that are not official in the Celestial Seas ARPG unless it is a Celestial Seas custom
  • Real life currency
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Currency or items from other games, ARPGs, or services
  • Vouchers
  • Other goods or services

✦ Character trading has a different set of guidelines which will be detailed in a later section!

9. You are the sole party liable for all activity conducted using your account.

10. If you at any point suspect there has been a security breach you must contact staff.

11. All in-game items are considered a limited license for you to use while your account is activated. In the event that your account is terminated the entire inventory and virtual currency bank associated with your account is considered forfeit and you will not recieve compensation for any losses. 

12. To trade in-game items with other users OR to obtain items in a trade with other users you must do all of the following:

  • Have a verified account at least 1 week old
  • Have at least 1 completed and approved prompt in your submissions history

✦ This does not apply to playable characters, only in-game items!

USER Conduct

✦ REFER TO: Community Guidelines

1. This website and its services may not be used for any unlawful purposes. The posting, sharing, distribution, or promotion of any illegal content is forbidden.

2. Distributing, promoting, uploading, submitting, or posting any content that may be disruptive or cause harm to services is not permitted.

3. Sensitive or private information regarding yourself or other individuals should not be submitted to this website or displayed on any on-site profile.

✦ This includes:

  • Your legal name
  • Another person's legal name
  • Photos of yourself or another person
  • Your address or another person's address
  • Photos that could indicate where you or another person lives
  • The work address of you or another person
  • Personal details such as ID, social security number, or other identifying information

4. Harassment, offensive or derogatory language meant to harm others, or threats directed towards others is not permitted.

5. The following content is not permitted in any form in submissions, profile content, or in a location easily accessed from any links you display on the website:

  • NSFW - Such as pornography, nudity, arousal, genitals, heavily suggestive material
  • Sexual assault, any sexualization of children, and graphic depictions of child abuse
  • Racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, antisemitism, or hate speech
  • Support or depictions of nazis, facism, genocide, or real life militaries
  • Slavery or references to real life slavery or human trafficking
  • Fetish material
  • Heavy gore and realistic gore or realistic injury
  • Nipples, regardless of character gender. This is to keep it fair accross all genders rather than specific target certain types of breasts.
  • Use or promotion of real life "hard drugs"
  • Copyrighted material and any material you do not have the rights to use

6. Trade and resale restrictions may differ per character and should always be followed.

7. All transactions (resales), trades, and transfers conducted between are done at the user's own risk.

✦ Trades and transfers must be approved before going through. We reserve the right to decline any trade for any reason.

✦ Staff is not obligated to reimburse or compensate you in the event that another user does not provide an agreed upon payment or exchange. Any transaction organized between users is the sole responsability of the users.

✦ We are not responsible for the trading and resale activity of our members.

✦ Any cases where an in-game item or character design does not have ownership transfered back to you due to a fradulent trade is not the responsability of staff. 

8. Any form of "lending" or "coownership" (allowing one or more users full, partial, or temporary access to something you own or have earned through this service) regarding characters, items, or currency is allowed, but is conducted at the user's own risk and is not supported by Celestial Seas staff.

9. All guidelines stated in the Species TOS must be followed.

10. Only characters with a USD price listed on their masterlist entry can be resold.

✦ Resales are not conducted through the website and are organized offsite at the user's disgression.

✦ Celestial Seas staff strongly advises against offering resales to any person below the age of 18.

11. We are not responsible for any user voluntarily providing their personal information to other users. We cannot control or accept responsability for the way other users may use or manage that data. It is the users responsability to be mindful when making any personal information available to another user or to the public through the use of our website or services.

12. We do not permit any form of AI artwork or writing to be submitted to prompts, galleries, or the masterlist.

Site Content

1. Any content displayed on this website can be modified, edited, deleted, reclassified, or added to at any time by Celestial Seas staff without notice. Content and services are provided "as is" and "when available" and our services are not guaranteed to be accessible to all users at all times.

2. Celestial Seas staff does not monitor the content displayed on or embedded in user profiles but all content displayed must follow this terms of service. Any content displayed or submitted that is found by staff to be offensive, harmful, abusive, defameatory, discriminatory,  harassment, unlawful, or a breach of another's privacy may be removed or have the offending user's account terminated. Celestial Seas is not liable for any user-submitted content that is unlawful. 

3. Celestial Seas users retain ownership over content they submit unless otherwise stated by these terms.

4. All content provided on this website or through this website's services belong to Celestial Seas, including test, images, templates, videos, logos, and names unless otherwise stated.

5. You must not distribute, copy, modify, exploit, use or make derivative works from any content displayed on or created for this website except as explicitly permitted by Celestial Seas. 

6. All artwork displayed on this website by Celestial Seas staff is displayed with permission. When submitting any "MYOs", companion designs, character designs, artwork, or writing created by you, you give your content that Celestial Seas staff has the ability to display, crop, edit, resize, or link to the content you submit. 

7. When submitting content to this website, you warrent that you have permission to use that content and that the use or display of the content will not infringe on the rights of any individual or third party.

8. Celestial seas staff has the ability to allow another user permissions to edit, display, crop, or resize any character design at any time for the purposes of display on this website. 

9. When a Celestial Seas character design is transferred to another user, only ownership rights are transferred. When you submit a transfer you are consenting to ownership rights being transferred with the design.

10. If you close your account or are banned from using our service, we may still display any "MYOs", companion designs, character designs , artwork, and text submitted by you duing the time you were using this service.

11. In the event that your content has been used, displayed, or plagerized by a user without your permission please contact staff and we may be able to remove the offending content.

Use of Services

1. The exploitation or of any glitches, loopholes, or bugs is not permitted. If a glitch, loophole, or bug is discovered it should not be disclosed to other users and must be reported to staff.

2. The use of any scripts, bots, auto-refreshers, or third party sotftware that is designed to, or used with, the intent to exploit the services or play the game for you is not permitted.

3. The use of any third party software or services that generate excessive amounts of connections or have the possability of damaging the site,  damaging site stability, or preventing the use, function, or access of services  is not permitted. 

4. Any account that is found to be submitting or linking to websites displaying or providing harmful or unlawful content will be terminated.

5. You must not sell or lend the services or allow a third party to use or access this website or its services without the written consent of Celestial Seas.

Discontinuing of Services

We reserve the right to discontinue any services on this website or close the website at any time, for any reason, without prior notice. If services are discontinued or the website is closed down permanently or temporarily, you agree to not hold us responsible or liable for any losses or damages that result from the closure. In the event of website closure or removal, you are still bound by these terms.



Owning a Celestial Seas character design requires you to read the Adoptable TOS

1. Owning a Celestial Seas character means that you hold partial rights to that specific character design. You do not hold ownership over the associated species and you do not hold full rights over the character design, even if you designed it. 

2. Partial rights to a character design means that you hold the ability to do the following:

  • Transfer the character to another user, as long as you are in line with the character's current transfer limitations. 
  • Use the character on this website and for this website's services.
  • Make edits to the character design by creating new artwork of the design within the design editing guidelines. All edits must be approved by staff before they are considered official.
  • Give the character a name and backstory, as long as it is in line with the Terms of Service and character creation guidelines. 
  • Display the original artwork and any artwork depicting the character on this website or in an offsite online gallery if credits to the artist(s) and designer(s) are included.
  • Create new artwork or writing for the character as long as it is in line with the terms of service.
  • Commission another artist create artwork or writing for the character design.
  • Create "alternate" unofficial character designs based from the character design that are not related to Celestial Seas or its species. (Alternate refers to "AU" or "alternate universe", meaning a different form of the character not supported by Celestial Seas) All alternate designs are considered likenesses to the original and cannot be transferred separately. 

3. By owning a Celestial Seas character you are agreeing that you will not do the following:

  • Sell a character for real life currency if it is not able to be sold for real life currency.
  • Sell a character above its listed resale price unless granted an exception.
  • Attempt to sell a character design for real life currency to anyone under the age of 18
  • Attempt to sell or transfer a character design to multiple different users at one time.
  • Trade or exchange a character to another user if it is not able to be traded.
  • Claiming any artwork or designs as your creation if they were not created by you, or otherwise miscrediting a design or piece of artwork. 
  • Create copies or reproductions of the design or its likeness to be transferred to other users.
  • Use the character design  for commercial purposes.
  • Mass producing any type of merchandise depicting the character design, reproductions of the character design, or artwork of the character design.
  • Using a character design for commercial purposes that are not specifically allowed by this terms of service. If you are unsure if use of a character is considered commercial, please contact staff.
  • Use the character design in any way that could be harmful, offensive, obscene, defamatory, or unlawful.

4. All allowed rights to a character design transfer with the character. Any individual trade, resale, or edit restrictions placed on a character by anyone other than staff are not officially supported or enforced by Celestial Seas and do not have to be followed by the owner of that character. 

5. The original creator of any character design, artwork, or text has the right to display the content they have created depicting that character design, artwork, or text in their online gallery or portfolio even if they do not hold ownership over the character.

6. A user cannot revoke or void any Celestial Seas character designs they have created, submitted, or previously owned if that design has been transfered to another user. Transfers are done at your own risk, and transfer reversals are done at the disgression of staff and we are not required to transfer a character design to you in the event of a fradulent trade or transaction.

7. Voiding a character design that you currently own must be done with the explicit permission of the original creator of the design. Please contact staff to void a design. Staff is not required to honor any requests to void a character design.

8. In the event of a chargeback on payment for a character design towards any member of staff, we reserve the right to revoke ownership of the character design and regain our original ownership. 

9. Failure to abide by ownership terms may have certain rights or all allowed rights to a character revoked from the current owner without prior notice. We will review these on a case-by-case basis.

10. If a user is banned, they will still retain their ownership rights to any Celestial Seas characters they currently own unless those rights have been revoked.

11. If a design is found to contain offensive or harmful material that violates Community Guidelines after approval it must be altered to be in accordance with the current up to date Community Guidelines at a staff member's request. If changes to the design are not made within 30 days of a staff member sending the notice the user or designer (to whichever it is applicable) of the character may receive a strike or ban depending on severity of the content.


Celestial Seas staff has not reviewed all links present on the site and holds no responsability for what content linked websites may contain. We do not endorse any content present on websites linked through our service and use of these links is done at the user's own risk. 

Purchases and Sales

1. All purchases of character designs are conducted outside of this website, but may be advertised on or linked to through this service by the staff or users.

2. You agree that you are fully responsible and liable for any fees, damages, claims, and losses that result from making purchases from, or selling to, other users found through this website and our community. And you agree that you will not hold Celestial Seas or its staff accountable for any fradulent trades or sales, and that we are not required to aid you in your dispute.

3. By making purchases of or the sales of character designs for real life currency, you agree that yourself and the party you are conducting purchases or sales with are both 18 years or older.

4. Celestial Seas makes use of virtual currencies ("Stargold", "Celestial Shards"). These currencies cannot be purchased or sold for real life currency. Celestial Seas virtual currency is only for use on this website to purchase virtual Celestial Seas items or to be exchanged to other users for Celestial Seas items, Celestial Seas character designs, or Celestial Seas related artwork or writing. Celestial Seas virtual currency cannot be exchanged for any goods or services unrelated to the Celestial Seas website.

5. All transactions made with or to obtain virtual currency, items, or characters when going through our virtual shops are final and non-refundable. Staff is not required to reimburse or compensate you in the event of an incorrect or false purchase. Please contact staff if there are any issues with shops or purchases.


1. We hold copyright to all contents and elements of our website and services unless otherwise stated.

2. We hold copyright over our species and when you create any content involving our species or IPs you are bound by our ownership terms. We do not claim copyright of user created content.

3. By creating a Celestial Seas character design you are giving us permission to display it on this website.

4. By submitting content  to this website you are giving us permission to display or  provide public links to the content.

5. You have the ability to "void" (essentially request that we remove) any design you have created if you currently hold ownership over the design. We cannot void a design that you did not create and do not currently own.

6. Celestial Seas is not required to remove, rework, or void any content created by staff or former staff that was submitted to us with the intent of being used as part of the website or services. 

7.  Celestial Seas holds copyright of any of our images, templates, videos, text, logos, NPCs, and visual assets depicted in derivative works.

8. Celestial Seas and its staff are not required to display credit to a user for any user-submitted suggestions.

9. We do NOT consent to any content displayed on this website being used for AI training datasets.


The framework used to create this site is Lorekeeper and it is an open source, free to use website template. Celestial seas does not claim any ownership over the Lorekeeper framework. Site framework is used with permission by the creator, corowne.


You agree to indemnify, save, and hold harmless Celestial Seas and its staff from any claims, losses, damages, liabilities, attorneys' fees and legal expenses, arising out of your use or misuse of Celestial Seas, any content you post or submit, violation of these Terms, violation of the rights of another third party or entity, or any breach of the representations, warranties, and covenants made by you herein.  Celestial Seas reserves the right, at your expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify Celestial Seas and you agree to cooperate with Celestial Seas' defense of these claims.

You acknowledge that Celestial Seas has no control over, does not endorse, and has no duty to take any action regarding: which users gain access to Celestial Seas or its services, what materials you access via Celestial Seas, what effects such materials may have on you, how you interpret or use such materials, or what actions you take as a result of having been exposed to such materials. Celestial Seas may contain links to websites containing content that some people may find inappropriate, harmful, or offensive. You release Celestial Seas from all liability for you having acquired or accessed such materials through this website.

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT BY APPLICABLE LAW: Celestial seas and services provided through Celestial Seas are provided “as-is” and “as available” without warranties of any kind either implied or expressed. Celestial Seas does does not represent or warrant that all content or material on Celestial Seas are complete, error-free, reliable, accurate, or current . You understand and agree that you obtain, view, access, or download any material or data through the use of Celestial Seas at your own risk and that you will be solely responsible for any loss or damages that results from the download of such material or data. You assume the entire cost of any necessary servicing, repair, or correction.



✦ Updates to the terms of service may be noted in the news section of the site. By using our website or services you are agreeing to be bound by the most up to date terms of service.