Starter Guide

Welcome to Culario, the world of Sushi Dogs! is a character collection and art roleplaying game (ARPG) by Staryon.


On our website, you can collect and trade your Sushi Dogs (aka Sooshes) and participate in our ARPG. Playing the ARPG will help you develop your Soosh's character and allow you to earn upgrades to their stats and appearance. If roleplay isn't your thing, you can still collect carats (our community's virtual currency) to purchase a Soosh, update their appearance, collect site items, or trade with friends!


Create your Account

A site account is necessary to participate in the ARPG and can be done in 3 easy steps:

  1. Register: Click "register" in the top right of the navigation bar! Choose a username, an email address for verification, and a secure password (all of this can be changed later if necessary, so don't overthink it too much!).
  2. Verify your email: Upon creating your account, a verification email will be sent to the email address you provided upon registration. Please allow 24 hours for you to receive it! your email must be verified before going forward.
  3. Link your DeviantArt account: You can do this at Ensure you are logged into your DeviantArt account in the same browser! This will automatically link it to your site account and be listed on your profile as your alias. Any existing Sushi Dogs and MYO slots under your alias will now be automatically linked to your site account!

Once all three steps are completed, congrats! You can now use all of the site's features in full. Please get in touch with us for assistance if your username, email, or DA alias needs to be changed. If you need to change your DA alias, you'll have to link it again using the same process as before, so as before, make sure you're logged into the account you want to be linked in the same browser!

Your First Sushi Dog

While owning a Sushi Dog is not required to enjoy the species or community, you will need one to participate in certain site functions and group events. To obtain your first Sushi Dog, try one of the following methods:

Make Your Own Sushi Dog

Make-Your-Own (MYO) slots are affordable and regularly available throughout the year. This is a great option if you're feeling creative!

MYO slots can be purchased using currency earned from site prompts and events, so you don't need to spend any money – participate in the community, and earn MYO slots at your own pace!

Buy MYO Slots
Buy an Official Soosh

New Sushi Dogs made by Staryon and designated guest artists are regularly sold right here on the site. If you want a "designer" Soosh, this is your option!

If you'd like to get a Sushi Dog this way, keep an eye out on the site, DA group, and discord server for announcements of new sales!

See What's for Sale
Trade with Friends

You can often find Sushi Dogs up for trade (UFT) within the community. You can land a great design for the right offer!

Sushi Dogs can be listed as UFT on the site master list, and you can bookmark your favorite Soosh to get a site notification when they're UFT! Additionally, you can find trade listings on our DA group and discord server.

See Who's Trading


Start Playing

Once you have a Soosh of your own, you can play the ARPG properly! This is an optional feature, and it is not necessary to participate in it to fully enjoy the species. Playing the ARPG encourages you to get to know your characters while earning special upgrades that are only available through ARPG prompts.

Magic Power

Magic Powers are unique magic abilities that every Soosh has. Unlock your Soosh's potential through the magic training questline!

Completing this questline for your Soosh will allow them to earn virtue points and, additionally, can affect how your Soosh progresses in the ARPG.

Learn More About Magic

After unlocking your Soosh's magic power, you can start leveling their virtues!

Virtues are leveled using virtue points, which are earned from adventuring. Virtue points can be spent to obtain mythical traits for your Soosh.

Learn More About Virtues

Adventures (or Adventuring Quests) are special prompts that will have your Soosh exploring the world of Culario. These prompts will reward you with virtue points depending on how you solve their problems!

Challenge your creativity, and earn unique rewards!

Go on an Adventure
Mythical Trials

Currently, Mythical Trials are the most challenging and rewarding prompts in the ARPG! You will need key items to take on these trials.

Mythical Trials can grant your Sushi Dogs mythical traits or even allow them to become one themselves!

Take on a Mythical Trial


The Sushi Dogs ARPG is always in development, and we have lots of things in store for future game mechanics and things to do.


Use Site Currency to Upgrade your Characters

Our site currencies are (currently) used to purchase items that help grow or change your characters! Our main currency, Carats, is used universally in most site functions, while our premium currency, Koinpeito, is used only for paid transactions. We have switched from selling individual items via PayPal (e.g., Sooshapon tokens and Pommelraie's tonics) to selling a premium currency to simplify buying items onsite.

Carats (CR)


Carats (CR) is our main site currency! You can use these to purchase design updates, site items, and more.

The main way to earn CR is by doing prompts. These are art & writing challenges that give rewards (including CR) for completion. Prompts can also help you develop your Soosh's personality or even earn trait upgrades for them! Please check out the prompt categories page to learn more about the types of prompts available.

Earn Carats from Prompts
Koinpeito (KP)


Koinpeito (KP) is our premium (paid) currency. Currently, KP is only used in the Sooshapon Machine and Pommelraie's Salon, but we may have other uses for it in the future!

While KP isn't necessary for most site features, it's useful as an option for those who want to collect, design, and redesign Sushi Dogs. If you'd like to purchase KP to give yourself a headstart in Culario, you can purchase KP with DeviantArt points or Paypal.

Buy Koinpeito


Once you've got enough CR or KP for what you want, head to the shops to spend it!


Starter FAQ


Where is my verification email?
Please allow at least 24 hours for your verification email to arrive! If it takes longer than that, please get in touch with us for assistance. We're aware of an issue with Lorekeeper sites where some users never receive verification emails, and we recommend signing up with addresses for the fastest verification. 
Why are my sushi dog's traits missing?
We left all trait information blank when transferring our thousands of master list entries to speed up the process. We have completed most of the transfer, but it's always possible a few got missed! Please let us know and we will get it corrected for you.
My sushi dog's sale value is $0. Am I not allowed to sell them?
Don't be alarmed if your soosh's value is listed at $0.00! Just get in touch with us for an appraisal! Once your soosh's sale information is up to date on the master list, you will not need to have them appraised again unless you want it updated (e.g., to reflect newly commissioned art).
Help! I'm missing characters!
Please get in touch with us! This is most likely because of DA username changes, so please send proof of ownership through a claim, and we'll update the ownership information ASAP.