Character & Player Levels

Player Guides

Character (CE) Vs Player (EE) Leveling

Souls-Between features two leveling systems, a player leveling system called Ethereal Experience, and a character leveling system called Celestial Experience. The easiest way to remember the difference is that the C in CE could also be "Character" experience. Leveling up in these two systems give you different benefits! Players gain bonuses and buffs that are account bound and effect all of their characters in certain activities, while characters themselves get individual bonuses based on their level. 

Character XP is determined based on the submission itself and the bonuses granted to that submission. You can view all bonuses and more in the celestial experience calculator. Player XP is determined by the activities themselves - with some bonuses designed to bump your total XP.  Like celestial experience, Ethereal Experience has a calculator too. 

For submissions that do not fall under an activity prompt, such as sketch pages, ect, there is a prompt to submit them for just Celestial Experience. This prompt also doubles up for if you have an old tracker from when we operated on DeviantArt! For old trackers, please only do one character tracker per prompt submission.

 

Frequently Asked questions:

How do I track my character/account XP? Do I need a tracker?

  • You do not need any form of character tracker! All of your character and player XP is tracked on site when you submit a prompt or claim. 

Where do I view my level and experience? 

How do I view my character's level and XP? 

  • Go to your character's page and then select the "Celestial Experience" option on the right hand menu. This is indvidual per character! 

How do I level up myself or my characters? 

  • When you or your characters are ready for a level, a "level up" button will appear in the corresponding page. Clicking this button will level you, or your character, up and distribute level rewards.
 
A notice for submissions that depict violence or abuse
We do not restrict your ability to post these or use them in the game however if you depict a situation with abuse/violent situations against another character you are required to include a warning for the work. Failure to follow this rule will result in a three strike warning system and a temporary ban should it continue beyond that!
What classifies as violent? 
  1. Characters emotionally/physically/or verbally bullying or abusing other characters
  2. Overly graphic details of violence (lots of blood/etc) 

What do we not allow? 

  • Depictions of other ARPG character being killed
  • Any adult NSFW themes
 

Admins are not required process any submissions that make them uncomfortable! This is done for their safety. You will have to wait for another staff member to handle your request!

 

What gives Player Points (EE)?

Player points (EE) is earned via completing prompts and activities. Unlike characters, where you get XP from completing any kind of art of your character.

Events

Events count as any annual events, such as ROT, Magic Mayhem, and more. It also counts World Events such as Of Skie and Seas, Aether Wars, and more! 

Events are considered a great way to level up your characters and account since it gives out a lot of XP to both. The Vortex activity however falls under All Activities and not under events. The Vortex allows you to replay old events in a different style while still getting some good loot. 

Events are usually announced via the discord and site, and will have banners and countdown timers on the dashboard and side bars of the site.

All Activities

All activities encompasses well, all of our prompt activities! Submitting to these activities not only generates character XP but player XP as well based on what kind of prompt it is. 

Remember! Free Rolls do not grant XP to either player or character!

Activities include a wide range of things, but generally do not include:

  • Free Games such as Dungeons and Scouting
  • Events both Annual and world (since they are under their own Category) 
  • Trials and Healing Shrine (also under their own category!)
TRIALs AND HEALING SHRINE

Trials include things such as your Trials of Morality, Status, and Orouboros. These are character unlocks that grant your character access to nesting, occupations, magic, and more based on your choices. 

Trials can often only be completed once per character, but should you change your mind on your choices, you can reverse them with a Magic Reversal Charm.  This item does not reverse everything on your character, only the things you wish to change! 

 

The Healing Shrine is where you can go to heal your characters should you not have food dishes to heal them with. This grants both player and character XP and aside from oweing either art or literature, is a free prompt you can do whenever you wish!

 

Ethereal Experience Bonuses

There are a variety of bonuses you can claim when submitting your prompts and their points for your own level. 

  • Simple and Complex Shading is awarded for those who add in the extra effort to shade their art pieces. 
  • Simple and Complex Backgrounds is awarded for those who add in extra details to their backgrounds. This is also a Literature bonus! 
  • Companion bonus is added if you include a companion! companions can range from humanoids, to other ARPG creatures, and even your own personal characters. 
  • Extra character Bonus stacks up to 4 times if an extra Souls-Between  character is included. This includes NPCs! 
  • Extra Word Count applies to Literature and stacks up to 5 times. It counts every 150 extra words in a literature piece. 
Where are the point breakdowns?
Instead of listing out all of the point values and potentially having mismatched information, we recommend using the calculators which are up to date on all of the point values! 
You can access the Player counter here: Ethereal Experience Counter

Ethereal Experience Unlocks

Each level up players will unlock new things and be granted specific rewards. These rewards are both items for your hoard, a trophy, and bonuses in specific activities. 

Level 1 - Beginner

Base Rewards:

  • Primoridial Chest
  • Level Trophy

Bonuses:

  • Expeditions: 
    • Common Fail Rate
    • Four free Monthly Rolls
  • Quests:
    • 1 Free quest per Month
  • Crucible:
    • 1 free Crucible per month
  • Grand Hunt:
    • Pending
  • Events:
    • No Current Bonuses
  • Nesting:
    • 3 Full Nesting slots per month
    • 2 Hosted Splits per month 
  • Vortex: 
    • Pending
Level 2 - Stable Hand

Base Rewards:

  • Primoridial Chest
  • Level Trophy

Bonuses:

  • Expeditions: 
    • Uncommon Fail Rate
  • Quests:
    • +1 Free quest Per Month (2 total)
  • Crucible:
    • +1 Free crucible Per Month (2 Total)
  • Grand Hunt:
    • Pending
  • Events:
    • No Current Bonuses
  • Nesting:
    • No Bonus
  • Vortex:
    • Pending
Level 3 - Dragon Tamer

Base Rewards:

  • Primoridial Chest
  • Level Trophy

Bonuses:

  • Expeditions: 
    • Rare Fail Rate
  • Quests:
    • +1 Free Quest Per Month (3 total)
  • Crucible:
    • +1 Free Crucible Per Month (3 Total)
  • Grand Hunt:
    • Pending
  • Events:
    • No Current Bonuses
  • Nesting:
    • No Bonus
  • Vortex:
    • Pending

 

Level 4 - Dragon Master

Base Rewards:

  • Primoridial Chest
  • Level Trophy

Bonuses:

  • Expeditions: 
    • Very Rare Fail Rate
    • +1 Extra free roll per month
  • Quests:
    • +1 Free Quest Per Month (4 Total)
  • Crucible:
    • +1 Free Crucible per month (4 Total)
  • Grand Hunt:
    • Pending
  • Events:
    • No Current Bonuses
  • Nesting:
    • +1 Nesting roll per month (4 total)
  • Vortex:
    • Pending
Level 5 and beyond

Any levels that are 5 and beyond will grant a primordial chest, but no other bonuses.

 

 

 

What Gives Character Experience (CE)?
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Activities & Events

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General Misc Art

 

Dungeons

Click here to go the Dungeons! 

Characters have a rare chance to get XP from the dungeons! This drops from many different enemies you encounter, but is not a garuntee drop.

 

Where are the point breakdowns?
Instead of listing out all of the point values and potentially having mismatched information, we recommend using the calculators which are up to date on all of the point values! 
You can access the Character counter here: Celestial Experience Counter

Celestial Experience Unlocks

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Level 1 - FLEDGLING

Base Rewards:

  • Primoridial Chest
  • Level Trophy
  • Skill Token Slot Unlock (2 total)
  • Dragon's Blood Slot Unlock (1 total)
  • Stat Points: +1

Bonuses:

  • Expeditions: 
    • No Current Bonuses
  • Quests:
    • Common Fail Chance
  • Crucible:
    • No Bonuses
  • Grand Hunt:
    • Pending
  • Events:
    • No Bonuses
  • Nesting:
  • Occupations (Trials of Status):
    • Pending
  • Aether Magic (Trial of Aether): 
    • Basic and Low class may be completed
  • Vortex: 
    • Pending

 

Level 2 - Primal

Base Rewards:

  • Primoridial Chest
  • Level Trophy
  • Skill Token Slot Unlock (3 total)
  • Dragon's Blood Slot Unlock (2 total)
  • Stat Points: +1

Bonuses:

  • Expeditions: 
    • No Current Bonuses
  • Quests:
    • Uncommon Fail Chance
  • Crucible:
    • No Bonuses
  • Grand Hunt:
    • Pending
  • Events:
    • No Bonuses
  • Nesting:
  • Occupations (Trials of Status):
    • Pending
  • Aether Magic (Trial of Aether): 
    • No Bonuses
  • Vortex: 
    • Pending

 

Level 3 - Ancient

 Base Rewards:

  • Primoridial Chest
  • Level Trophy
  • Skill Token Slot Unlock (4 total)
  • Dragon's Blood Slot Unlock (3 total)
  • Stat Points: +1

Bonuses:

  • Expeditions: 
    • No Current Bonuses
  • Quests:
    • Rare Fail Chance
  • Crucible:
    • No Bonuses
  • Grand Hunt:
    • Pending
  • Events:
    • No Bonuses
  • Nesting:
  • Occupations (Trials of Status):
    • Pending
  • Aether Magic (Trial of Aether): 
    • No Bonuses
  • Vortex: 
    • Pending

 

Level 4 - Primordial

 Base Rewards:

  • Primoridial Chest
  • Level Trophy
  • Skill Token Slot Unlock (5 total)
  • Dragon's Blood Slot Unlock (4 total)
  • Stat Points: +1

Bonuses:

  • Expeditions: 
    • No Current Bonuses
  • Quests:
    • Very Rare Fail Chance
  • Crucible:
    • No Bonuses
  • Grand Hunt:
    • Pending
  • Events:
    • No Bonuses
  • Nesting:
  • Occupations (Trials of Status):
    • Pending
  • Aether Magic (Trial of Aether): 
    • High Class can be completed
  • Vortex: 
    • Pending
Level 5+

There are no further bonuses at levels 5 and beyond except for the following:

  • +1 Stat Point up to Level 20. 
  • Primordial Chest