- Job Info:
- Job Title: B-Rank Free-form
Job Location: Anywhere
Solo Word Count: 3,500 words
Group Word Count: 7,000 words
Additional Requirements: N/A
Job Description: Whatever the player chooses
Enemies: Whatever the player chooses
Reward: 25,000 jewels
Another day, another normal crisis for Aliarey when she woke up that morning. Much to her shock the poor girl had summoned up her piggy bank from her magic storage dimension and found it completely empty. No amount of shaking it while holding it upside down would spontaneously spawn money from its insides. Just to be sure, she even used her guns to shoot it into pieces. Only the glass that once made the piggy bank what it was littered the floor. No jewels at all. Now how was she supposed to pay for her breakfast? The jewels she got from her last easy peasy job of making a random potion lasted a while, yet somehow she still expected it to last forever even though it was a small amount. Surprise! A mage had to keep consistently doing jobs to keep that jewel flow going. It was common sense logic to most, but for a mage that thought people should just give her what she needed for free that sort of thinking just did not exist. Now there she was, sitting at a round wooden table of one of the many inns in Talonia with a few others that held flyers in their hands. What was on those flyers? Guild recruitment details. What was the topic of conversation? Convincing Aliarey to join one. Considering her constant money issues and lazy habits they thought joining one would help keep her in action and maybe solve some of the issues that had them facepalming every day of the week.
"What about this one?" A large middle aged man suggested as he slid over one of the flyers towards the blonde that leaned back in her chair, not caring all that much about the conversation or even what they were trying to do. She liked going solo and money issues were easily solved eventually. Their efforts were completely pointless. She only even stuck around to humor them all.
The blue eyes of hers glanced down at the flyer that had been turned so that she could read it properly rather than try to decipher everything with upside down text. West Fiore Trading Company? Was that a serious suggestion? She snorted a short chuckle, trying to hold in a burst of laughter. "Yeah, going to pass on that."
"What?! Why?! They're pretty popular and have a lot of pretty well known mages in their ranks!"
Aliarey leaned forward in her chair and grabbed the flyer, holding it up and then pointing her finger at one of the key details listed. "Uh, did you even read this? They all wear uniforms! No thanks. What kind of mage even decides to work for a trading company anyway? Bunch of weirdos."
Another person at the table, this time a woman, held up a different flyer. "What about Crystal Swan? It's not as old as other guilds, but it has become a much talked about and popular guild."
"Huh, I think that's the guild Liam joined some time ago." The guild name making her remember the mage that she had teamed up with a few times in the past. She hadn't really seen or heard from him in a long while, but she had still heard of his switch in guilds. "Still going to pass though."
"Damn, how old is that flyer? Crystal Swam doesn't exist anymore. Instead there's Aurora something or other."
"Never heard of it. I doubt I'd fit in there anyway. What are they like?"
"Uh... they... huh." The one that brought up that particular guild paused and tried to recall what that guild stood for and the type of wizards that were in its ranks. It seemed to slip her mind, but well, it was a new guild so they were probably still spreading the word and getting stable. "Well, they have a unicorn. Or so I've heard."
"Me and unicorns go splendidly together! Yep!" A heavy hint of sarcasm was within the blonde's voice. She grabbed one of the flyers that were on the table, crunched it up into a ball, and threw it at the criminal that dared suggest she join some guild that had a sparkly unicorn as a mascot. The thing was probably actually a intimidating beast instead of a cute fluffy critter with that breathed rainbow glitter, but, well, Alia was not going to bother thinking about that. Surely it was really the common stereotype instead.
"I think that's the one Grema was a part of. I haven't heard from her in ages, and no one has told me anything about her. I am going to assume that guild sacrificed her as part of some evil ritual and then sold the magitech parts of her body for profit."
The other people at the table stared wide eyed at Aliarey, completely baffled by her outrageous conclusion of what happened to that friend of hers. She was completely serious with her theory too. That guild had done something to Grema.... which really was probably sending her packing back to Bosco, but where was the fun with reasonable thinking?
"They still exist?" Her blue eyes blinked in confusion at the guild suggestion. She hadn't heard anything regarding that guild in a while. There was also the assumption Liam had left it because the guild no longer existed. Well, apparently she was wrong with that theory. Huh. It was still a no though. All suggested guilds were. Every single one that was known and not considered a dark guild was named. By that point the others at the table were convinced Aliarey was not really taking the suggestions seriously. Every guild from the start would have been refused.
"Hey! Aliarey! When are you going to pay me for the nights you spent here?!" The owner of the inn she was staying at shouted as he entered the room.
"Probably never. I'm out of jewels," she replied in a nonchalant tone as she leaned further into the table and rested her head on it with the thought to take a nap.
"Oh, no you don't! You are not getting a free ride this time, girl!" The owner of the inn then slammed a job request onto the table by her head. Aliarey instantly sat up, her relaxed state now entering heart attack mode. Rude! She glanced down at the request and rolled her eyes as she read the details. "This again? Pass." It was a job that had been posted up before and one that she had taken for herself to complete. Things didn't go so well though and it ended up as a total failure. "I can't believe no one has completed that job yet. I attempted it a while ago."
"Well it's a good thing no one did because you're going to finish what you started and give me part of the reward as payment for all the nights you have stayed here. This isn't some homeless shelter!"
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