Quest and Requirements guide

So, you have your own Kiamara or Dromedairy and now you want to trek through the world of Solaria, but where do you start? Is there anything you need to take with you? How will you overcome certain obstacles in the way? This little handy Quest Requirement Guide will help you through all the quests you can take in the ARPG from explaining the different types of quests, to even giving examples of what to do, or not do, for a quest requirement! Please read through this document very carefully. 

Different Quest Types and icons

During your time in Solaria, you'll come across a variety of different quests. From simple jobs to long quest-lines and even events; with so much going on it can often be hard to know exactly what quest you are doing or what you need to do. Luckily for you, each quest will have its little tile to let you know by simply glancing at what kind of quest it is and what it may need you to do before you submit an entry.  If you hover over the icons on a quest page, a little message will appear telling you any additional information required for the quest about that icon. 

Quest Type Icons

Main Questline

This icon represents the main questline of the Kiamaras ARPG. Quests in this are usually linear and some may require prerequisites met before you can take part in them 


This icon lets you know that the quest you are currently viewing can only be completed once per character. 




This icon lets you know that the quest you are currently viewing can be repeated over and over. You have no limit to the number of times a single character can enter it. 

prerequisite required

This icon lets you know that the quest you are currently viewing has something you need to do before you can enter it. You will not be able to do the quest until the prerequisite has been completed. 

Herbalism Quest

This icon means the quest you are looking at is a Herbalism quest. Herbalism is the 'Gathering' portion of the Chefs Guild. These quests give lower reputation gains than Cooking quests, but give a better chance at obtaining Herbalism Reagents.

Biotech Quest

This icon means the quest you are looking at is a Biotech quest. Biotech is the 'Gathering' portion of the Manahunters Guild. These quests give lower reputation gains than Manahunting quests, but give a better chance at obtaining Biotech  Reagents.

Salvaging Quest

This icon means the quest you are looking at is a Salvaging quest. Salvaging is the 'Gathering' portion of the Engineers Guild. These quests give lower reputation gains than Engineering quests, but give a better chance at obtaining Salvaging  Reagents.

Cooking Quest

This icon means the quest you are looking at is a Cooking quest. Cooking is the 'Crafting' portion of the Chefs Guild. These quests give higher reputation gains than Herbalism quests and also allow you to obtain unique items.

Manahunting Quest

This icon means the quest you are looking at is a Manahunting quest. Manahunting is the 'Crafting' portion of the Manahunters Guild. These quests give higher reputation gains than Biotech quests and also allow you to obtain unique items.

Engineering Quest

This icon means the quest you are looking at is an Engineering quest. Engineering is the 'Crafting' portion of the Engineers Guild. These quests give higher reputation gains than salvaging quests and also allow you to obtain unique items.

Job Quest

This icon means the quest you are looking at is a Job quest and can only be found on the Job Board. These quests are on a fortnightly rotation, meaning they change every two weeks on a Monday at 10 pm UTC.


Odyssey Quest

This icon means the quest you are looking at is an Odyssey quest. Odyssey quests are prompts that focus on character development and story building. 

Event Quest Types and icons

Just like in our world, Solaria has a wide range of different events and things to take part in throughout the year. These events vary in length and also have their own quests associated with them for your characters to take part in. Just like quests that are available year-round, we also have icons associated with each event so you know what to look out for!

Event Type Icons:

New Dawn

New dawn is the first event of the year, starting on the 1st of January and ending on the 14th of January. This event signifies the beginning of each new year! 

Affinity Faire

Affinity Faire starts on the 1st of February and ends on the 21st of February and is the celebration of all things love and friendship!


Estertide starts on the 1st of April and ends on the 27th of April each year. This is a celebration of springtime in Solaria, and Solarians have taken quite a lot of inspiration from rift-jumpers who celebrate 'Easter'. 

Balloon Day

Balloon Day is a one-day event on the 23rd of May, and is the day that Solarians celebrate friendship above all, sending balloons into the sky with a wish on their friends' behalf. Outside of Solaria, this day is Balloonist's birthday!

Dino Day

Dino Day is a one-day event on the 31st of May, to celebrate the day that Solarians found the first Inturosian fossil. Outside of solaria, this day is Rexos-Isle's birthday! 

Super Summer Slam

Super Summer Slam is an annual event that changes every year! Usually, this event starts on the 12th of June and ends on the 12th of August, however bad weather in parts of Solaria can end up causing it to be postponed a few days or weeks!

Kia Carnival

The anniversary of the Kiamara Species is on the 4th of august every year. How it is celebrated is different every year, but you can be sure that our dedicated staff will make it one to remember!

Migration of Colour

The Migration of Colour is a one-day event on September 12th where staff for the species get together and make their own 'staff' batch, where each Kiamara shares the same colour palette or theme! 


Hearthfire is the Solarian Halloween event that starts on the 1st of October and ends on the 1st of November. Be sure to stop by to see each year's theme!


Wintersong is the Solarian Winter event that starts on the 15th of December and finishes on the 31st of December. This event celebrates the year that has gone, getting ready for
New Dawn. 

Quest Layouts:

Each quest will have its layout split into commentary, quest questions, and prompt question examples/questions to inspire. These pieces of information are important to help inspire you for your quest entry, and may change from time to time! All quest layouts will be the same and they are split like the following: 

      Character Commentary/Story  -       Quest Question  -       Quest Question Examples

Standard and Enhanced requirements:

All quests have a standard requirement to be accepted and will have their standard posted on their respective quest. These requirements represent the bare minimum you would have to do to obtain the reward for the prompt. These standards are not universal - for some easier quests, they may require less work, for harder ones more effort may be needed. Some quests have Enhanced Entry Requirements. These are there to reward users for putting some extra time and effort into a piece. Similar to the Standard criteria, there will be specific things you will have to meet to qualify for this tier. Depending on the type of quest you are entering for, the Enhanced rewards may give you the chance to obtain multiple of the Standard tier rewards with extra, rarer ones in the loot table, or unique to the Enhanced rewards!

     - Standard  -       - Enhanced

Both Standard and Enhanced requirements have very specific terminology. Whilst we want to keep our prompts as open to interpretation as possible, we also want the themes to correlate to the theme of the quest as well. Because of this, we have also made this small little guide on what the requirements are asking of you: 

  • 'Must': 
    • Quest requirements that must be met for it to be acceptable. These are to be shown clearly within both written and drawn works of art to help associate them with the quest at hand. When you see the term 'Must' in the requirement boxes, these are things that have to be included in your entry.
      • Example: 'Must show the object the Kiamara is cleaning with.' or 'Must mention the room or object they are cleaning.'
      • In this example, if you are doing artwork for your entry you would have to draw the object that the Kiamara uses to clean. It does not mention that the Kiamara has to be shown using it, just that the object is in view, so whilst you can draw your character using the item if you wish, you don't have to. Entries with just a drawing of the item in view would still be accepted. For the writing, you would just need to make a mention such as 'They were cleaning their lampshade.' or 'I decided to clean the porch.' and that would be enough to meet the requirement. 

  • 'At Least':
    • Quest requirements that mention 'At Least' in their sentence means you must meet the requirement shown or more. 
      • Example: 'Must have at least a sketchy, flat coloured bust of the character' OR 'Must be at least 250 words.'
      • In this example, if you are doing artwork for your entry you would have to have a sketched bust with flat colour. This would mean that anything less than this, for example, a non-coloured sketch, would not be accepted. The same as for the writing entry, the minimum amount of words you have to do is 250 for this specific example. Any less, even if it were 249 words, would be rejected. This doesn't mean you can only do a sketched bust with flat colour or write 250 words, this is just the minimum we would accept for that quest. 
  • 'Can/Does Not Have':
    • Quest requirements that mention 'can' or 'Does not have' in their sentence means there is additional information on how you can show something that was expanded upon to make it clearer for the player and often accompanies a 'Must' requirement.
      • Example: 'Must show your Kiamara interacting with another Kiamara. Can be just a silhouette.' or 'Does not have to be shown cleaning'.
      • In this example, the 'Must' part of the requirements shows you that your Kiamara must be interacting with another Kiamara. We add the 'Can' requirement to let you know that it does not have to be an actual playable Kiamara or an NPC if you don't want it to be, but as long as the silhouette is kia-like it will be accepted. In the second example, it mentions that you do not need to show a Kiamara directly interacting with the quest; you can if you'd like to, but it's not a requirement, and if it isn't present it will still be accepted if you have followed all the requirements. 

How to draw your characters in quests:

Whilst the anatomy of Kiamaras and Dromedairies differs from person to person, all prompts will have a certain amount percentage of the Kiamara that needs to be shown to be accepted. We have put some examples together using the terminology that will be used to better help you meet the criteria, as well as examples for both approved(*1) Anthro and Humanoid forms of Kiamaras. 

Feral Drawing Ranges

Anthro/Humanoid Drawing Ranges:

  • Busts:
    • Busts must show the character's full face down to their shoulders. They can not be simply floating heads. Their design does not have to be exact but must be recognisable as the focus character.

  • Halfbody: 
    • Halfbodies must have exactly half of the body showing. If you are drawing your character in quad form, you have the option of going down to their waist, or down to their limbs as shown. Anthro and Humanoid characters must have from their head to their waist showing, and at least one arm must be fully in the shot.

  • Fullbody: 
    • Fullbodies must have the entirety of the character showing, in any form. They may have some of their body obscured by environmental factors, however, there must not be enough covered that it gets mistaken for a half body. 

  • Clothing and Accessories: 
    • Clothing and Accessories are completely fine to be added to your character during their prompt entry, however, they must still be recognizable as the focus character. Kiamaras in humanoid or anthro form must be fully clothed, with clothes covering the groin and chest. Male-representing Kiamaras cannot have their nipples showing. If you are using an outfit, you cannot edit the outfit's appearance in any way if you plan on using its buff in a quest prompt. 

How to draw Defined backgrounds for quests:

For some quests, the requirements may ask for either a 'Background' or a  'Defined Background.' There is a difference between what we define as a non-defined background and a defined background. 

  • Non-Defined Backgrounds:
    • Don't have depth. 
    • Can be geometrical or abstract.
    • Can be a pattern. 
    • Tend to feel lifeless.
  • Defined Backgrounds: 
    • Have a horizon line.
    • Have noticeable landmarks/variety of noticeable flora. 
      • These must be hand-drawn. You cannot use stamps or brushes for full images such as trees. Using textured brushes such as bark textures and leaf textures to make a tree is completely fine. 
    • Is fully coloured to show an identifiable location, often shaded to show depth and field-of-view.

Wouldn't be classed as a defined background: 


Would be classed as a defined background: 


Making bases for quests:

For a lot of the quests in Solaria, you can either make your own base or use one that another user has made that has already been approved by a member of staff! Quests that accept bases for entries will list their base requirements on the quest page. You can only obtain Standard rewards from any bases being used as enhanced entries require unique pieces. 

There are a few rules you need to consider when making a base for a quest type! 

  • All bases must be approved by a member of the admin team prior to using them in a quest.
    • This is to ensure that the requirements are met and, if you plan on releasing them for public use for free or for monetary value, that those users do not have any issues with the base. 
    • You can submit your base for approval HERE (link to be added - If you see this, no you didn't >:) )
  • Bases can be used for personal use or for public use.
    • You can sell bases for quests if you wish to. There are no rules on the amount you can sell them for, however, we ask that you only advertise a line set as a quest base after the line set has been approved for questing purposes. 
  • You can only colour a character once per line set to be submitted for approval. 
    • Each base used for the same prompt must be unique and cannot share assets from other line sets such as Backgrounds or Props.
  • If you have a public-use line set, even if it is not free for others to use, you can ask to have it linked to the appropriate quest.
    • This is to make it easier for users to be able to find a line set for that specific quest. 
    • This is an opt-in option and we will only publically post a link to the line set if you grant us permission upon getting approval for the base. 

(*1) Whilst anthro Kiamaras are essentially the same as Kiamaras in their feral form just bi-pedal, humanoid Kiamara anatomy is slightly different. Humanoid Kiamaras must have their spot placement visible in their humanoid form, with their ears and tails being shown. Their feathers must also still be in the same place. Humanoid forms must be approved before making any quest entries with them due to these specific visual requirements for the ARPG, however, Anthro pieces do not have to be approved or uploaded before using it in quests. You can submit an Anthro or Humanoid version of your Kiamara from the 'Design Update' option on your chosen characters page, submitting their new reference with it. This does not overwrite your previous image but keeps an approved anthro version connected to their gallery. 

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