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Errand 9


Client: Solstice
Errand: #9
Date Issued: August 15, 2014
Date Due: August 20, 2014


Greetings, everyone! Once again the town reaches out to all guilds to lend us your support with pressing matters! As you all know, we are in the process of making preparations for our next dungeon expedition, organized, as usual, by the Explorers Guild.

However, while Luke’s crew is busy readying the outpost at Subseed Forest and organizing supplies for the trip, Robin of the Hunters Guild and yours truly are more concerned about the repercussions of the discovery of a new, safer path to my home city back in the desert. We have been holding meetings with the local merchants in order to prepare the city for what might be one of the largest commercial endeavours in Andalusst’s history. Not only that, but the Researchers Guild is also eager to reconnect with our Geoda counterparts. The dungeon routes we have had available until now are… not exactly secure, and this rendered trading research materials and equipment between facilities impossible. This new path might turn out to be just what we need to open up a whole spectrum of new possibilities in all fields of research! How exciting!

…Or such would be the case, were it not for the fact that Andalusst does not happen to be ready to handle an increase in imports and exports of such caliber. We are currently undergoing a massive shortage of trade carts, many of them decommissioned from lack of use or lost after… unfortunate meetings with bandits, so to speak. We now need as many hands, regardless of guild of origin, to help us organize Andalusst’s trade fleet!

The task at hand is to increase the amount of trade carts at the city’s disposal. We don’t care about your methods – you know, as long as said methods stand within the scope of the law! You may head to any of the carpentry shops in town and assist in building new carts, refurbish old ones you may find lying about, or retrieve any that may have been misplaced or "borrowed" by any shady characters, if you can read between the lines. We urge you to take any of the last two choices if possible, as the Explorers Guild is currently demanding high amounts of wood for their own preparations and reserves are beginning to run low. Please bring any recovered carts that have no clear owner back to the Hunters Guild, where Robin will organize them and distribute them to the merchants. If any sly merchant attempts to swindle you out of a cart you have recovered, please, don’t be rash and try to disarm the situation peacefully; I’d rather not have to file extra paperwork involving civilians getting roughed up. Once the task is complete, report to me for your reward of one Star Coin.

That is all. I hope you will all cooperate, as this is just another step towards leading the city to a more prosperous economy and a better quality of life for everyone. Good luck!

Please post completed Errands into the appropriate Tasks and Errands group folder. Make sure to copy all of the bold text beneath the NPC icon and place it in the submission description, along with links to the official applications of participating teams. This will allow the admins and mods to easily keep tabs on who did what and when.

The folder will be locked at 11:59 PM August 20th, GMT-0. Make sure you have your entries/placeholders in before then!

A Path to the Desert

A Path to the Desert - page 1 by ChillySunDance

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Group Info

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Unity is a Pokemon themed art group with an interactive story and an emphasis on participation. Loosely based on the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon series by Nintendo, group members are encouraged to hone their art and writing skills by creating a Pokemon adventure team and taking part in guild missions, exploring the world of Parai and its many secrets and pitfalls, as well as interacting with other members in collaborative tasks.

PMDUnity aims to provide a fun, involving character building experience for Pokemon fans and artists of all skill levels.

PMDU has a general rating of PG-13, so there will be slight mature themes present in some parts of the main group story.
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Getting Started

Welcome to Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Unity!

Want to join the group? No problem! The group is always open, so people are more than welcome to join in whenever they like! Just hit the Join button, and you'll be automatically accepted.

New members should look over the journals listed below to learn more about how the group works:

Rules
New Member Guide
FAQ
Submission Guidelines

Once that's out of the way, download one of the applications located in the References and Resources folder and begin filling it out with your team's details. Then, simply upload the application to your gallery and submit it to the corresponding Recruits folder as well as to the Andalusst Atlas, and you'll be ready to participate in the group's events. Good luck!

Affiliation Status: Closed


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Edited August 15, 5:00 AM GMT-0

Errand 9 has begun! Please submit your entries to the Season 1 Tasks and Errands folder!

Edited August 11, 9:09 PM GMT-0

The Andalusst Atlas has been updated! dr-dos recently put out quite an awesome new feature that will now let members reorganize their Logbook entries any way they like, and submit Personal Stories to the team's Logbook as well. Personal Stories do NOT require moderator approval, and will be automatically accepted.

To see other updates to the Atlas, you can go to Misc. > Changes, or click this link.

Edited August 9, 12:04 AM GMT-0

Errand 8 is now over! Everyone that got their entries in will have them checked on the Atlas shortly. If you haven't yet submitted to the Atlas (or created your team there), please do so as soon as you can. Thank you!


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All members are mandated to register their teams and submissions for official group prompts here. This off-site database allows admins to check through member's submissions in a more organized manner while taking the load of keeping track of inventory off of members' shoulders.

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In lieu of the wiki, this is where you'll find tidbits on upcoming content, extensive Q&A about the setting, and other things relating to PMDU's production.

PMDU Wiki - to be announced

PMDU chatroom (IRC): server - irc.rizon.net / channel - #pmdunity
Mibbit link

This is where the mods hang out. Got questions? Need help? Or just want to hang out with other members and talk? Then join us on the PMDU IRC




Good day, fair citizens of Andalusst, visitors, and all the rest of you as well. For those who haven’t met me before, I am Robin, Chief of Operations within the Andalusst Hunters Guild, and I’m thrilled to return from my expedition to find so many eager new souls have joined our ranks and the ranks of our allied guilds.

That said, a lot has happened in my absence, it seems. Our beloved guardian statue awakening in a violent rage and causing unaccounted amounts of damage, an envoy from Iapon turning out to be a spy, now loose in the city with their comrades... It’s truly pleasing to see just how well everybody is taking it!

There is nothing to fear, and things are well within our control, but in typical Hunter tradition, I’ll step down for now and allow the proxy to speak for our Guild Leader. You’re up, Sundance.



Thanks, Robin! Ehem... Okay, so... We at the Hunters Guild feel it’s important to give a bit of context on what’s been going on, so here goes. You’re probably all aware by now that the Great Statue is a Pokemon, and it’s pretty special. I’ll let the Researchers talk about that more, but basically, we invited the Iaponese embassy to come and take a look at our finding. Iapon has always been in good relations with Andalusst, but since they have to come through the Mountain Dungeon to get here, it’s not exactly easy to keep the trade route open, so contact like this doesn’t happen as often as we’d like.

Unfortunately, the Ambassador some of you entertained turned out to be a fake, working for some kind of opposing party. We have the real Ambassador with us now, but those spies are still on the loose in our city... Sigh, and I thought that little Riolu seemed nice, too. Anyway, the ceremony is on hold until the Ambassador is safe.



Though this is usually something the Hunters would take responsibility for, I would like to extend an invitation to all other citizens for assistance in this matter, regardless of their guild allegiance. History has proven that we are strongest when we stand together.

Now, for those of you who have never participated in guild-issue tasks before, a reminder that you are representatives of your allied guild, and while you have freedom in how you complete these objectives, taking actions against your guild code of ethics may have consequences in the long term... and of course, the same could be said about upholding them. A pitch darkness, or a brilliant light...? Either one obscures the way forward. Whatever you choose, always remember that your path is worth walking. You’re up next, Don.

MAIN TASK


All guilds welcome to participate.



Let’s get this over with quickly since I don’t have all day to stand up here flappin' my jaws and neither do you lot, I’d assume. I’m Donovan, Andalusst's prison warden. We got three targets on the run here, stealthy types good at hidin’ amongst the common folk. I’m declaring a neighbourhood watch, but it might take a bit more of a coordinated effort to drag these guys out of their hidey holes. You bring in these spooks, we’ll put ‘em behind bars and make ‘em talk... I've been right bored lately anyway.

Our guest, the Iaponese Ambassador, has given us information on the three ninja renegades based on what she remembers from their attack earlier, so pay attention. Your team gets to pick one target and assist any way you’re able. There’s a chance you might be in danger if you get into a direct confrontation, since these are trained espionage agents and they aren't gonna pull punches when cornered, but you can always call on the assistance of a Guild Leader or member of the Royal Guard if you find any leads. So our lineup is as follows:

Agent 1: A Sceptile last seen masquerading as the ambassador. Kinda sleek, sorta athletic-like. He’s missing a tail and should have a bruise on his cheek. We ain't got a whole lot of Sceptiles in the city, so he should be easy to pick out in a crowd, but watch it - this one’s quick to get into fights, and he’s probably the most dangerous of the three. He’s been observed utilizing the Substitute technique and attackin' with berries, so keep an eye out for fruit vendors where he might be stockin’ up on ammunition.

- Pokemon with a Strength stat of 4 should be on even grounds with this target, through a head-on approach may not be ideal due to the nature of his fighting style. For that purpose, partnering with someone who has at least 3 Intelligence is highly recommended. A MERIT will be rewarded to teams who can find some way to draw him away from crowded places before going in for the catch, but you’ll get a STRIKE if you engage in a head on brawl in a public area. Don’t want to endanger any civilians! Sceptile's moveset: Unburden - Natural Gift, Substitute, Giga Drain, Endeavor.

Agent 2: Not much is known about this Greninja, and he’s barely been sighted since the incidents began. Doesn't look like much of a combatant, but considering how well he’s been able to avoid notice this long, I’d say he’s a lot better at covering his tracks than his Sceptile buddy. The Greninja population here’s pretty sparse as well, so that’s a plus. We didn't get a clear look at his face either, so there ain't much to go on other than he’s pretending’ to be a tourist and wears some kinda hood.

- An Intelligence stat of 4 and a Charisma stat of 3 is recommended when tracking this target. Direct confrontation is unlikely, but one should still be on their guard. Convince him to come peacefully and you’ll get a MERIT from your guild, but you won’t be penalized for a direct confrontation. Greninja's moveset: Protean - Mat Block, Dig, Toxic Spikes, Haze.

Agent 3: A young Riolu previously thought to be the Ambassador’s assistant. This one’s actually had contact with a fair few of us, so we've got plenty to go on. Kinda short ears, nervous disposition, thick Iaponese accent and clearly not the brightest chargestone in the packet. Problem is, we've got a LOT of Riolus runnin’ around Andalusst and besides that, the kid doesn’t have a lot of definin’ features at a distance. If you can find him, bringin’ him in should be easy, but findin’ him’s gonna be a pain. Don't get too careless though, I heard these Ninja like to use tools to aid in their trickery, so expect hidden weapons on top of the usual fighting-type attacks.

- A Charisma stat of 2 and a Strength stat of  3 should allow for an easy capture or coercion. If you can find some way to get him to expose himself,  he should pose little threat. It’s Sundance’s personal request that he’s to be brought in unharmed. You’ll get a STRIKE if you choose to attack him and beat him into submission, you jerk. Riolu's moveset: Prankster - Fling, Hidden Power (Fire), Copycat, High Jump Kick.

Rewards - choose one of the following:
- Evolution Slip -

When a Pokemon evolves under service of a guild, standard protocol dictates that they sign one of these forms, for record-keeping purposes. This helps the guild keep track of who's who and arrange the appropriate honors. You may evolve one of your Pokemon at any time.
- Accessory Customization Service Voucher -

Two free, one-time use tickets for Chantelle's Accessory Customization Service. If you didn't get these from Mission 1, and really want to customize your gear for free, now's your chance!
- Hand-made Kunai -

A Iapon-style farming tool turned throwing dagger. Sturdy, but crafted from shoddy materials. It has a certain charm to it though, as if it was made with much love, and allows the use of Fling and Recycle.



As stated before, this task is open for all guilds. We have the Explorer and Researcher Guilds blessings respectively. It is strongly advised to work together to accomplish these duties. But please, be careful. I would hate to see any of you brave souls harmed.

Now, with that out of the way, you should contact your Guild Leaders for guild-specific objectives.

-Hunter Tasks-
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-Researcher Tasks-
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-Explorer Tasks-
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-General Tasks-
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**RULES AND GUIDELINES**

The due date for everything here is July 1st. Rewards for these prompts may be claimed and equipped AS they are completed. Please register on the Andalusst Atlas in order to access your team's storage, which will come in handy when obtaining new rewards.

The Andalusst Atlas is a PMDU add-on for DA, allowing members to register your team and update your stats in real time, while allowing us to more efficiently organize group data. We strongly implore that all members register and use the Atlas from this point forward, as it will open up exciting new directions for PMDU. *PLEASE SEE THE GENERAL TASKS JOURNAL FOR MORE INFORMATION. DO NOT ASK QUESTIONS WITHOUT READING IT FIRST.*

Please follow the prompts and submit your entries to the appropriate folder. Don't forget to link your team's application in the deviation comment.

Any item rewards you take into a task need to be equipped into one of the three inventory slots associated with the appropriate team member on your team's application order to be brought into a Task.

This time around, stats do not dictate whether or not you are able to complete a task. They're simply there to give you an idea of what's required to perform certain actions within a task, or how easy your characters might be able to overcome certain challenges. If you don't have the required stats, it doesn't mean you can't complete the task, just that you probably will have to think up a different solution.

These Tasks introduce the first look into the Merit/Strike system. These points represent your teams reputation within their guild. Merits indicate members who uphold their Guild's ideals strongly, whereas Strikes indicate a more rebellious or carefree approach to solving problems. Strikes/Merits reset each season, and will affect the options available to your team as the story progresses. Go for whatever style you feel suits your team!

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iDawnDusk Featured By Owner 3 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Would I be able to have a Shaymin for my beginning team? I can't find anything on Shaymin and I was wondering if it is considered a legendary when Zorua isn't :o 
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RaZept Featured By Owner Edited 21 minutes ago
cailas-moon.deviantart.com/art… seeing it mentioned in the chart here. Shaymin doesnt look legendary to me either. Saw them in a huge herd in anime. But counting by number in poke'dex, it's in between of legendaries. 
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iDawnDusk Featured By Owner 12 minutes ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
O wait
found it
nuuuu
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iDawnDusk Featured By Owner 21 minutes ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I was asking 'cause I remembered that herd and I was like "Well shaymin is my favourite pokemon so I want to use it, but I should ask first"

I looked over the chart and I didn't see them. Maybe I am just blind lD

Im good to go then?
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RavenclawesomeNuna Featured By Owner 3 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I am on my phone and cannot currently submit my placeholders due to dA being blocked on my school's internet. So I'm linking them here for proof of having them done.

ravenclawesomenuna.deviantart.…

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Allrose Featured By Owner 21 hours ago
A thought occurred to me not too long ago. On our applications, we only have three slots for our inventory. In the PMDUnity site, theres plenty more than three.

Does this mean that as more missions, tasks, or errands go by that may give us the chance to earn more stuff, do we have the ability we get to pick and choose which pieces of inventory we get to show on our application's inventory spot, as if we're showboating what we got for our work or something? Or is there some other plan about this?
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Chobin-Hood Featured By Owner 20 hours ago  Hobbyist Writer
The inventory spaces on the application are items your characters currently have on them, so if they're wearing a hat, gloves, and are carrying a Luke Plush with them they'd each take up carried inventory space. The inventory on the Atlas is supposed to be 'stored items', things that you aren't carrying around with you and are put in storage for safe keeping, so to speak.

Eventually we'll have a feature on the Atlas that helps us keep tabs on what items you go into a prompt with, so you'll want to update your application with the appropriate items if you intend to use them.
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SteelMegalodon Featured By Owner 10 hours ago  New member Student Artist
Chobin i posted it control my profile  to check
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Pepperthecritic Featured By Owner Edited 22 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
kind of a quick question
I am about to change app art (My crumpet needs ad update)
And I wanted to ask, would is he OK for a ghastly?
Muffin No by Pepperthecritic     
I wanted to add the arms for a while now because I want to evo him later
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Chobin-Hood Featured By Owner 20 hours ago  Hobbyist Writer
I'd say it isn't too far fetched that a Gastly could form appendages with his gaseous body. Keep in mind, though, that it would still be gas and therefor not exactly capable of picking things up on their own (though you could always say he's using a ghostly aura or something to move things, sort of like a poltergeist).
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