Take Hold on the Loam
To those who kept their eyes open and their senses keen, Talendor could be a treasure trove of beauty and intrigue. Though it was true life here was harsher and less forgiving, its rewards were well worth it; from stunning oases to breathtaking vistas. The natives know this fact well, and the travellers who manage to survive the harsh conditions and are curious and determined enough to explore the region discover this fact on their own; what appears to be a barren land on the surface hides deep complexities within.
It is here in Talendor where you find a most eccentric character. Dressed in an odd manner of mishmash clothing, bearing a veritable trove of fungi and spores of all kinds, you find him on a street corner inspecting an inconspicuous patch of darkness on the corner of a wall. You reckon he’s wearing far too many clothes for the current heat of Talendor, but he seems perfectly comfortable, at home even, scribbling something down in a book of sorts and muttering to himself. He doesn’t deign to look up at you as you approach, drawn in by whatever he is studying.
As you get closer, your eyes honing in on the dark spot on the corner, you find that it is nothing more than black mould, yet the stranger is excited to encounter it. He looks up at you, eyes twinkling, and lets out a satisfied hum.
“A fellow sommelier of the finer things in life, I see” he mutters happily, his eyes dragged back to his current fixation. Before you can answer, he’s talking again, not lifting his eyes from his precious find.
“This here is a mushroom, you see,” he hastily explains, “now I needn’t explain to a connoisseur like you that mushrooms require two things to grow, two things that we could also use here in Talendor.”
You watch, confused, and your expression must have struck something in him because he huffs loudly, tucking his quill away behind his ear.
“Moisture,” he says, exasperated, “and shade. Kyvalorians need moisture and shade, too, and where there’s mushrooms….” his voice trailed off, his eyes hoping that you’d understand what he was getting at.
And you did, you supposed. Which is why you agreed to locate a rare kind of mushroom that required plenty of both, unsure whether you were doing it to supply the town, or to just get a rare specimen to an eccentric fungi super-fan.
Draw or write about your character acquiring information about the spores. Do they ask the locals, or do they choose to peruse the library for information instead? Or, do they take an either more terrifying option; asking the eccentric Voxibell for information, and exposing yourself to an endless seminar on the fungus?
This is part of a location questline!
Location questlines put your character directly into a story of that location. While the story is directed with each prompt, you still have different ways to address the situation! Each part of the questline will unlock the next part for you to continue on your adventure! Be warned though, there may be dangers ahead so your kyvalorian better be prepared for the journey(and stat checks!).
Each step of the quest will reward you with bonus rewards, some of them exclusive to that questline. Once the questline is completed your character will earn a special badge showing it!
Your character must be in the location for your quest to be accepted.
Minimum Drawing Requirements:
1 fullbody character and an advanced background.
Minimum Writing Requirements:
Please submit it with standard shard breakdown for your work.
The Small Grains Make Room
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A Tumultuous Tempest
A rare sight in the Broken Spires
Talendor is not known to be friendly to its settlers; when they’re not plagued with sand storms, tempests rage through the stony crags and valleys. It is a rare change of pace for Talendor; the usually dry continent is saturated with rainwater as natural reservoirs are topped off, and the locals get a rare opportunity to collect a much needed resource.
Draw or write about your character taking shelter from the rain. Do they try to catch any rainwater? How do they respond to the unusual rainfall?
A partial body character and a basic background
650 words minimum