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Valenth is a Mad Science, Steam Punk, and Fantasy-themed adoptables/story site. Players can adopt various creatures and level them up through several life stages, with each species having three different potential final forms. The site also has an extensive ongoing plotline, which often influences the selection of adoptable species available.The site has been running since mid 2008, and currently has over 100,000 members.Valenth provides examples of:
Allegedly Free Game: Cash Shop adoptables can only be obtained using real money. However, the trading system does make it possible for non-paying users to obtain them.
There are now also Gold Accounts, paid account upgrades that give players additional perks.
Face Full of Alien Wing-Wong: How leupaks reproduce, usually ending in Chest Burster if the resulting baby leupak isn't removed surgically. Some hosts actually go through this willingly (abit with the surgical removal).
Fantastic Racism: The Firestarters hate mutants and leupaks, and anything else associated with Mirajin. Some Dremish Aeneski look down upon humans and other races as inferior. The Anshe Aeneski hate everyone.
Holy Hand Grenade: Flarion fire will burn almost anything, destroying any and all lifeforms on the surface (barring magical intervention), and purifying any traces of Mirajin and Morte in the area, before regrowing vegetation much faster than normal. (However, it has no association with hell. Or Hel.)
I Have Many Names: Kelan Flarion, the Flamekeeper, the Bright One, the Soul Phoenix; Nefirion Dreamscar, the Dreamwaker, the Lord Doctor, the Watcher...and Nef.
In-Joke: The Suspicious Green Treat food item. It was inspired by one user's particularly hilarious browser cache error, which replaced a normal Valenth food icon with a Dragon Cave sprite.
Money for Nothing: The site currency, Krüs, is earned by feeding adoptables, and it's fairly easy to amass large quantities of it. Various shop items and species that cost Krüs to adopt were introduced as a Money Sink.
No Biological Sex: Adoptables originally had no assigned genders. When the gender system was introduced, all pre-existing adoptables were deliberately left with the special "genderless" status. They are now very rare collectors items.
Additionally, leupaks lack a physical gender (though due to influence of the other races, many identify with one), as do (obviously) the automans.
Our Souls Are Different: Vitae life-energy. The planet has a finite amount of this, and it usually returns to the vitae reservoir upon an individual's death so that it can be recycled into new life. Mirajin mutation corrupts vitae and interferes with this process, however...
Palette Swap: The Pandaprrbs, the Pacos, the Clockwork contest prize adoptables, and the original Chicklets. Also the rare alternate colored "shiny" variant adoptables.
The Fair Folk: Aeneski elves. The Anshe tribes in particular are quite nasty, perpetually at war with each other and violently xenophobic. Dremish Aeneski, not so much, though they do have the standard elven superiority complex.