EXPLORERS GUILD: Skeleton Keys
Date Joined: July 7th, 2014
Current Funds: 0 St
Characteristic: A little quick tempered
Gender: Male Age: 12
Strength: 2 Agility: 5
Intelligence: 3 Charisma: 2
Total Points Left: 0/10
Type Bonus: Dark -> Intelligence: 1 + 2
Move 1: Taunt
Move 2: Icy Wind
Move 3: Quick Attack
Move 4: Cut
-Starter Accessory Voucher
----Description: Brown, fingerless gloves with lighter brown on inside.
Characteristic: Good perseverance
Gender: Female Age: 12
Strength: 1 Agility: 3
Intelligence: 4 Charisma: 4
Total Points Left: 0/10
Type Bonus: Steel -> Strength: 0 + 1 & Fairy -> Charisma: 3 + 1
Move 1: Fairy Wind
Move 2: Crafty Shield
Move 3: Astonish
Move 4: Dazzling Gleam
-Starter Accessory Voucher
----Description: Little red vest that is worn sort of like a cloak or cape.
========== WRITTEN TEST ==========
A single streak of blue sky between the dense clouds above Andalusst City marks the start of an unpredictable morning, and it seems like rain or shine could develop at a whim. The assorted traders and pedestrians mulling about seem to be a little wary, trying to park their stalls and carts in shaded areas or making efforts to keep their dry produce hidden away for now. Among them are two Pokémon, a Sneasel and a Klefki, walking side by side as they make their way to their destination: The Explorers Guild.
“You think it’s gonna rain, Kai?” The Sneasel says as he glances up at the darkening sky.
“I hope not,” comes the reply of the small Klefki, shivering slightly and making her two lone keys jingle. “If it does, I hope we have a place to stay first.” Soon enough, they arrive at their destination point. The Sneasel walks inside the building and beckons his partner to follow.
“Where do we sign up at?” The Sneasel questions, glancing around and scratching his head with a single claw.
“Yuko! Over here.” Kai’s soft voice almost seems like a whisper, but her partner takes notice and hurries over to where she is. The Klefki hovers over a small table with some papers and a couple pens on it. Above it is a sign that says ‘NEW GUILD MEMBER SIGN UP’. Yuko grabs the pen with his two claws and slowly signs his name on the piece of paper in front of him. After jotting a few other things down, he stands up.
“So, is that it? I thought there’d be more.” Yuko says, handing the pen to Kai who grabs the end of it with her mouth. While the Explorers Guild Hall isn't exactly the most eye-catching building, it still has a somewhat homely feel to it, even though Yuko and Kai have only just finished registering. The Explorers seem to have a certain unmistakable aura to them, though one in particular happens to meet their gaze: a Servine.
The Servine, leaning against a nearby wall, inclines her narrow snout toward you and gives a little nod, her bright eyes briefly visible under the shadow of her hat. Glancing at his partner, Yuko nods to Kai and then they head over to the mysterious serpent.
"Hey... New, are you?" She speaks with a hint of caution, but her tone is otherwise welcoming. "Hmm, stupid question. 'Course you are, I saw you sign in. Admittedly I'm not great with this meet and greet stuff, so how about exchanging names to start things off? You first."
“I’m Yuko and this here’s my friend Kai.” The Sneasel states. “Who’re you?”
Upon receiving this response, she relaxes a little, folding her small arms across her chest. "Ahh, that's great. Yeah, when you said your name just then, it had that... that "zing". It means you're serious about this, yeah? As for me, my name's Teresa. I'm what you'd call a Guild Assistant, which makes me your Serperior."
Yuko just stares blankly, but then he starts to laugh. “Oh I get it! HAHA! Because you’re a Servine and your our superior and Servines turn into Serperior and… it’s funny…” Yuko’s laugh becomes quieter as he looks to Kai, but seeing as how she doesn’t get it, he just trails off.
Teresa stares at them with a blank face for a moment, then giggles quietly. "You know, you don't have to be so polite. I don't really care about rank and file, but I do care about honesty. If I tell a joke and it sucks, feel free to roll your eyes." She extends one of her thin, green vines and nods, expecting a handshake even though she keeps her arms folded. "So what brings you here, anyway? You from out of town, or...?"
The Sneasel hesitantly shakes the Servine’s vine, but Kai, with a lack of hands, just stays where she is. “Yah. We were originally from Iapon, but we tend to travel. Um…” Yuko answers, stopping to give thought to the other question.
“We were looking for a place to stay and to help out of course.” Kai chimes in.
Satisfied with your answer, Teresa nods and withdraws her vine. "Cool, cool... Well, whatever the case, you've got a name in mind for your group, right? I didn't get a chance to check your papers, but I do want to get more familiar with our rookie members when I have the time. I'm kinda new to this whole assistant thing, honestly."
“We’ve decided on Team Skeleton Keys, because no matter what the problem, we’ll find the solution! Or key, so to speak.” Yuko then stops himself, furrowing his brow. “Wait… no. ‘Cause a skeleton key can open more than one door? Or was it just because Kai has some keys…”
A smile creeps over her narrow features when she hears the given name of your team, though it's ambiguous as to whether she found it inspiring or amusing or for other reasons. "There's that "zing" again. Feels good to know we've got Pokémon like you joining our Guild. I guess Cassidy wasn't exaggerating when he said the standouts just keep pouring in. Just don't get cocky - confidence is good, but overconfidence in a dungeon is a quick way to get yourself in trouble, along with everyone else in your party." She taps the side of her snout, then clicks her tiny fingers as another question enters her mind. "Oh right, this is very important - why did you want to become an Explorer, hm? Just curious..."
Yuko opens his mouth to reply, but then closes it, looking confused. “You guys have food here right?” Is all he says after awhile.
“What Yuko’s trying to say, is that we joined because we just wanted to settle in some place and help out where we can.” Kai interrupts before Yuko could say anything else. “We were strays for awhile with nothing to do except to survive, so we thought of going to Andalusst. Hearing as how you have guilds up here, Yuko and I thought we should join one and help out instead of just roaming or constantly running and Explorers sounded just right for us.”
She listens patiently to the explanation, but as soon as you're done with the tale, she immediately begins speaking again, her words leaving her mouth more rapidly and urgently than before. "...Because ultimately, the people come first, yeah? There's lots of food in the dungeons, and materials for clothing and medicine! When we go out and find that stuff, it means everyone here gets to have dinner. I mean, you know that, obviously, but just don't forget!"
Something gleams in Kai’s empty eyes. “That’s great!” She chirps. “I didn’t know the dungeons around here carried that much stuff.”
Teresa sways her leaf-adorned tail from side to side and taps her foot, momentarily distracted by her own thoughts, a wanting grin plastered across her face. When she snaps back to reality, she lifts her snout into the air and clears her throat. "N-not to sound standoffish, but what exactly do you do, anyway? What skills or talents do you have to offer the Guild? Everyone's good at something, I think."
“Oh! I’m good at tak- er finding things! And uh, I’m quick and sneaky too!” Yuko replies, trying to sound important.
“He’s quite talented for getting certain things done.” Kai adds and then says, “I can usually make good plans that have little to no flaws. Then again, the world is unpredictable.”
Even before you've finished properly answering, Teresa clicks her fingers and purses her lips, as if hearing that mythical zing yet again. "I can just feel it, you do what you do and do it with everything you've got. 'Cause in this guild, when a giver gives, then the giver gets... gotten... gets give-- eh, well you get what you give, or something. Whatever, it's written down on that big plaque in the hall. Just do your best and come see me if you need any help."
Sounding much more cheerful than when she'd first approached, she gives you a little wave and turns to immediately engage another group of recruits nearby, no doubt asking them similar questions. The life of a Guild Assistant must be a busy one.