EXPLORERS GUILD: [Wind-Buccaneers]
Date Joined: 04/05/14
Current Funds: 0 St
-Characteristic: Highly persistent
Gender: Female Age: 14
Strength: 1 Agility: 1
Intelligence:4 Charisma: 4 [+2]
Total Points Left: 0/10
Type Bonus: [Fire] -> [Charisma+2]
-Item 1: Ace's Arm Band
----Description: A simple black arm band that is worn around the neck as a loose collar.
-Characteristic: Impetuous and silly.
Gender: Female Age: 16
Ability: Shed Skin
Strength: 2 [+2] Agility: 3
Intelligence: 2 Charisma: 2
Total Points Left: 1/10
Type Bonus: [Dragon] -> [Strength+2]
-Item 1: 1x Starter Accessory Voucher
========== WRITTEN TEST ==========
Winnie swayed her head upwards at the sky, the pearl on her head giving off a shimmer of light. 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.
Winnie turned away from the mass, the Torchic beside her pausing midway in her speech, clearly amused at the dreary look her partner gave her. Amber couldn't help but wonder why the Dragnair would take the time to be serious.
"How strange... you would've cracked a pun about the weather right now."
"Well it doesn't seem necessary right now," Winnie retorted, gliding away from the population,"And we're suppose to be looking for the guild not joking around."
Amber cleared her throat, her down stiffening as she slowly walked up to her friend's side. She could tell Winnie was getting nervous, and she seemed ready to bolt.
"I FOUND IT! BY THE RAIN DANCE I FOUND IT!" Winnie exclaimed, completely snapping the red bird out of her wit.
Rest assured... Winnie seemed her happiest once she raced towards the building, paying no heed to the looks she received from other Pokemon. Honestly, the Torchic silently cheered in joy, the guild not a far walk from where they arrived.
The registration went off rather quickly, the paper work needed little reading to do, and it seemed less troublesome to let Winnie comment on the details she left written in her signature.
"-the curve actually gives the lette-blah....blah.....blah...."
Amber grinned at her friend's enthusiasm as they both escorted themselves through the building.
"-oh look... That's a good place to-"
Winnie held her head in excitement, her tail brimming with her happiness. Amber joined the cause, the details of the place becoming familiar to her. The Explorers Guild Hall wasn't exactly the most eye-catching building, but it still had a somewhat homely feel to it, and the nervous emotions disappeared completely to them. So many Pokemon, tall and short, large and small, evolved and not-evolved. The Explorers seemed to have a certain unmistakable aura to theopaque it wasn't until a particular Pokemon happened to meet the gaze of the misfit duo.
The Servine leaning against the nearby wall inclined her narrow snout toward them, stealing their attention away from the crowds, and gave a little nod, her bright eyes briefly visible under the shadow of her hat.
Amber cautiously approached the Servine, Winnie taking the lead in meeting the Grass-type. There was something about the Servine that made her feathers go-
"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."
The Servine called the Torchic out, and her heart skipped a beat out of surprise.
"My name is Amber,"she started,"and my friend here,"pushing Winnie forward- well... poking her forward,"Her name's-"
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."
The Torchic could feel the heat on her face... That was a joke... A time for her to start laughing... Right?
She stares at Amber 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...?"
"Well actually,"Winnie began,"We're just searching for a place to settle down in. We've left home for some adventure and while home is kinda swell... It's not very swelling."
Amber stayed in her stupor for a moment before adding,"And other than the heat from the sun on our backs, earning next to nothing for ourselves, we'd rather do something productive."
Satisfied with their 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."
"The name of our group's Wind-Buccaneers," Amber chimed.
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 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..."
Winnie's excitement simmered down as she began her tale,"I want to become an Explorer b'cause my brother believes that a true Explorer has to begin at the true starting point... He traveled for many years, he collected many tales, myths, and was taught the best skills. He used them to help the fellow Pokemon back home."
"He gave up a lot when he went off to travel,but he didn't make it far. Hopefully, I will achieve things that he didn't get to do.
The happiness from the air dwindled a bit, Amber immediately beginning her story.
"Essentially, I want to help Pokemon and I want to acheive what my mother never could do. I want to find my brother, and alond with that, provide my friend Winnine here-"she paused, taking a deep breath,"some support for the future to come."
She listens patiently to the explanation, but as soon as they'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!"
Teresa sways her leaf-adorned tail from side to side and tapped 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 cleared her throat. "N-not to sound standoffish, but what exactly do you two do, anyway? What skills or talents do you two have to offer the Guild? Everyone's good at something, I think."
Amber opens her beak in response,"I actually know how to-"
Even before she 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 two 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 gaves them 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.