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RGQ's

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Randomly Generated Quests
 

What are randomly generated quests? 

Randomly generated quests or RGQ's are quests made for the players by the cardinal. The cardinal is always making new quests so that players can effectively grind through the floors, however, not all quests are easy and can be quite challenging. No RGQ is the same and there are vast adventures to be had and challenges to be met. 

How do they work?

Players are given the opportunity to grind for SP by completing RGQ's, these RGQ's will not replace the out-put of other quests, but rather to supplement the demand for experience. Each RGQ apon completion will grant a certain amount of SP based on the difficulty of the quest. All adventures and details are for the players to decide, as long as they follow the guidelines. If they do not meet the guidelines and requirements, then they will not receive their reward until it is, and locked by a staff member.

How to create an RGQ.

First you will want an adventure in mind. Think about a goal, and how you will achieve that. If you've got something that you think would work out as a good quest then you may post in this quest section stating that you are going to take an RGQ. When posting that you are taking an RGQ you must state:

  1. The floor
  • This will be decided based on your level.
  • If there are currently no floors based on your level, you may not take a RGQ (players that are over leveled  cannot help lower levels complete their RGQs under no circumstances (eg. not accepting rewards) )
    2. The difficulty
  • This will decide how hard your quest will be and how much you will be rewarded.
  • There are three difficulties: E= Easy, M= Medium, H= Hard.
  • Easy will grant 1 bonus sp , Medium will grant 3 bonus sp, and Hard will grant 5 bonus sp. (These bonuses are in addition to the base sp/page sp rewards)
    3. Your level
  • You must state your current level and the levels of those who are going on the quest with you.
  • Those questing with you must be within the same level requirement range to receive any bonus sp
    4. A link to your rp
  • Once you have posted that you will be partaking on a RGQ, you must link your thread to your post after it is created. This is so that it is easier to keep track of all of the quests.

The level required to partake on RGQ's goes as followed:

Spoiler

Floor 1-10 : 
Easy: Levels 1-10; Medium: Levels 5-15; Hard: Levels 10-20

Floor 11-20
Easy: Levels 11-20; Medium: Levels 15-25; Hard: Levels 20-30

Floor 21-30
Easy: Levels 21-30; Medium: Levels 25-35; Hard: Levels 30-40

Floor 31-40
Easy: Levels 31-40; Medium: Levels 35-45; Hard: Levels 40-50


Floor 41-50
Easy: levels 41-50; Medium: Levels 45-55; Hard: Levels 50-60

Floor 51-60
Easy: Levels 51-60; Medium: Levels 55-65; Hard: Levels 60-70

Floor 61-70
Easy: Levels 61-70; Medium: Levels 65-75; Hard: Levels 70-80


Easy Quests
All easy quests must have a post count of at least 20 (and at least 8 per character). Easy quests can be various and meet many criteria for completion. An easy quest must follow any one of these criteria.

-Killing mobs (based on floor level). The number of mobs is equal to the number of players *3. These fights may be broken up along the rp.
-Gathering materials (not from mob drops). The number of materials required is 1 + floor level divided by 5 rounded down. You may only search for materials once per post. These materials can be anything so be creative in why you need to search for it!
-Using sneak and hide successfully on 3 occasions.
-An extra 15 posts (must have a quest objective completed, must be reasonable)


Medium Quests
All medium quests must have a post count of at least 40 (and at least 12 per character). Medium quests can be various and meet stricter criteria for completion. A medium quest must follow any one of these criteria.

-Killing mobs. The players must fight 2 strong mobs at least 3 'floor levels' above their highest level player, and 4 weaker mobs equal to the level of their lowest level player. These fights may be broken out along the rp.
-Gathering materials. The number of materials required is 1 + floor level divided by 5 rounded down. You may only search for materials once per post. You must also receive a non-material drop from killing 1 mob, that mob must be equal in strength to the floors level.
-Using sneak and hide successfully on 6 occasions. Or, using sneak and hide successfully on 3 occasions and defeating enemies based on the amount of players in the thread * 3 whose level are equal to the floors level.
-An extra 20 posts (must have a quest objective completed, must be reasonable)


Hard Quests
All hard quests must have a post count of at least 60 (and at least 22 per character). Hard quests can be various but meet a strict criteria for completion. A hard quest must follow any one of these criteria.

-Killing mobs. The players must fight 4 strong mobs at least 5 'floor levels' above their highest level player, and 8 weaker mobs equal to the level of their lowest level player. These fights may be broken out along the rp.
-Gathering materials. The number of materials required is 1 + floor level divided by 5 rounded down. You may only search for materials once per post. You must also receive 4 non-material drops from killing mobs.
-Using sneak and hide successfully on 6 occasions. Or, using sneak and hide successfully on 3 occasions and defeating enemies based on the amount of players in the thread * 3 whose level are equal to the floors level. You must also be successful in looting 1 chest and disarming 2. Additionally you may only be unsuccessful in sneak and hide on 1 occasion.
-An extra 30 posts (must have a quest objective completed, must be reasonable)

Some Quest ideas:
-Escort
-Defence
-Fetch quests
-Search and destroy
-Infiltration/intelligence
-etc

More unique quest typings will be released in future. If you have any suggestions feel free to message myself or other staff.

Note: The cardinal will never give you a sexual quest or a quest involving the harm of other players. 

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Floor: 11
Difficulty: Hard
Level: Grave - 28, Hakai -21
Type: Material Gathering (3 Materials + 4 Non-Material Drops)
Link: Herbal Hunt

Edited by Grave
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Who: Lycan <Lv 7>, Galilea <Lv 9>
What: Easy Monster Hunting
Where: Floor 2 - (Link Thread Here)
Why: While working on his usual training regime, Lycan was approached by a non-hostile mob-type NPC, Sparrow. Sparrow is a small female pixie who stated her small village, deeper in the forest was being attacked by vines. She asked for Lycan's help in defending their village. Trap or not, he decided to investigate and met someone else upon arrival.
How: 21 post min, (3*#of players Mobs) 6 Total

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Who: Arc Level 6

What: Easy Protection Quest (Monster Killing)

Where: Floor 1 (http://www.sao-rpg.com/topic/13183-sp-f1-the-battlefield-of-broken-blades-rgq/)

Why: While mapping out the first floor and heading for Tolbana Town, Arc found the town burning and citizens fighting for their lives against an onslaught of Goblins. Petitioned for aid by a guard, the Mercenary quickly hurried to the forefront of fighting and brought his blade to bear. F-F-F-F-FIGHT!

How: 3 Mobs (3x1 players), 15 excess posts. (36 or more total)

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Who: Birdie (6), Arc (8)

What: Medium objective quest (+20 extra posts)

Where: Floor 2, Urbus (post)

Why: The NPC bartender of a tavern hosts a drinking contest every Friday night, in which contestants are challenged to chug a beer faster than one of the town's NPC locals. The lively crowd cheers on the contestants and everyone's spirits are high, but an NPC with a quest indicator above his head is sitting with a distressed look in his eye, exchanging glances with any passing players.

Once talked to, he informs the player that his wife has been disappearing from the house recently, only to return late at night. After consulting her about it and receiving nothing but denial in response, suspicions about his wife's late night shenanigans have been brewing ever since  She's disappeared again and the man believes he may finally know where to, but is unable to go himself due to risk of being caught. He asks of the player to go there in his place, however, a mystery soon unfolds..

How: Quest objective, 20 excess posts.

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Who: Lycan <Lv 9>, Esther <Lv 9>
What: Easy Gathering
Where: Floor 2 - (Link Thread Here)
Why: Esther, newly promoted Alchemist, is learning the tools of the Trade with Lycan. After a dire experience in a back alley of the Town of Beginnings, Lycan has invited the young girl to go on a gathering mission to collect ingredients for a safeguard potion. Afterwards, he'll teach her how to craft it and when to use it.
How: 21 post min, 1 Material Min Needed (Searching for 5-10)

Special Stipulation: When searching, if a 1 or 10 is rolled on the MD, a monster will spawn with floor minimum stats. 

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Where: Floor 1 <Link>

What: Easy Objective Quest (1 bonus SP)

Who: Zulas <Lvl2>

Why: A desperate woman named Kimiko is in need of someone to help her out with finding her daughter. The woman said that her daughter was out in the field looking for a flower called ‘Lilith’, which only grows at night next to a small lake Northeast of the Starting City. The lady’s daughter went without her mother’s consent

How: Kill mobs (#players*3 = 6)

Edited by Zulas

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Floor 1

Difficulty: Easy

Raze<Level 2>

Type: Killing mobs(players*3): 3

Story: A nearby NPC village has had its livestock harassed by wolves for the longest time, feeling tired of this, they call upon anyone to help them.

 

Link: 

 

Edited by Raze

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