Silkroad is a 3D fantasy MMORPG published by Aeria Games. The game is set in the magical-fantasy world of Saphael, which has been ripped by war and left to rebuild. You play as a young hero descended from the old "Sprite Messengers" who once sought to bring balance and peace via connection to the old ways. You are tasked with fighting a new evil as well as maintaining that connection via your own customizable sprites, which act as the game's pets. You can find many new pets during your adventure, each with its own class, level, and attributes. These sprites accompany you and can even gather materials and craft weapons and armor for you.
Silkroad includes a branched class system. All players begin as Novices, and choose their sprite's class as well. There are a variety of player mounts of different levels and types for transport. The game has many social features, including a party system, customizable guilds, and PvP as duels or in 15 vs. 15 team battles. Further encouraging group play are dungeons, regional bosses to fight, and even quests which are only accessible to a party or a guild group (as well as the usual batches of solo quests).