How to Adventure---
For quick reference, here is the form for adventuring that should be placed and filled out in the artist's description of your adventure pieces (one form per ketucari).
Sub-Category: (specify reaping, prospecting, venture, or scouting)
Pet Skill: (if your ketucari has a trained pet, list their skill here. The pet has to be shown in the picture in order for the skill to count. Remove if not applicable)
Deity Alliance: (if your ketucari is in a pack allied to a deity, include the deity's name and alliance confirmation here. Remove if not applicable)
Old Soul: (if your ketucari has Old Soul, list the pet they are seeking here. Must be in the zone's fauna and must be present in the piece. Remove if not applicable)
Mentor: (if your ketucari is benefitting from an elder with Mentor, specify this here. Remove if not applicable)
Other Bonuses: (if your ketucari has other bonuses from items or otherwise unlisted categories, list them here. Remove if not applicable)
Permission to Revive: Yes/No (please specify yes or no. If yes is specified, you are giving
rollers permission to deduct meat from your hoard to revive your ketucari if they are KO'ed so that the piece
doesn't have to be moved to corrections)
This section gives and explanation of adventure requirements and how to submit them. The mechanics behind adventures will be covered farther down. If you're an older member, you may remember the time that you could bring back items from all five major categories at once. In order to simplify things for both players and admins, adventuring as of January 2017 has been separated into three sub-categories. They are as follows:
Stats Utilized: Cunning, perception
Items Found: Herbs, animal parts (claws, fangs, etc.), leather scraps, meat, gold
Reaping is the process of gathering herbs and hunting animals. In order to take part in reaping, your ketucari must be depicted hunting or killing prey or shown wearing/carrying herb gathering equipment (up to your discretion what this might include). Reaping will raise your ketucari's cunning and perception statistics depending on whether they are hunting or gathering herbs. When creating a reaping piece, be sure that any herbs you depict match the zone your ketucari are adventuring in. Animals can be either ones found within the zone's fauna section or normal creatures, such as rabbits, deer, birds, and snakes, though they should fit into the environment of the zone depicted.
Stats Utilized: Intellect, willpower
Items Found: Ores, gems, artifacts, gold
Prospecting is the process of digging for artifacts or mining for ores or gems. In order to take part in prospecting, your ketucari must at least be depicted wearing/carrying mining equipment (up to your discretion what this might include). Prospecting will raise your ketucari's intellect and willpower statistics depending on whether they are mining or looking for artifacts. When creating a prospecting piece, be sure the ore you depict matches the zone your ketucari are adventure in.
Stats Utilized: Luck
Items Found: Gold as well as any items found via boosts such as an Ancient Medallion or Vestige of Hianlian. Ketucari will also be able to bring back items to give as offerings to the gods in order to win their favor for their pack (limit one per ketucari per piece).
Ventures are essentially miscellaneous scenarios that do not fit under the other categories. This is for art/literature based on story-building and "just for fun" pieces that don't necessarily have to have a specific goal in mind. This sub-category is good for ketucari seeking to raise their luck statistic.
ScoutingStats Utilized: Perception and Intellect
Items Found: Herbs, cooking items, artifacts, engineering items, gold.Scouting is similar to a venture, but with a focus on the environment. The ketucari can be depicted doing any sort of task in the environment, but a large focus must be given to the background. The background should be the focus of the piece over the ketucari in most instances, or at least a major part of the piece that catches the eye!
Submissions should meet our minimum submission requirements, found HERE.
• Submissions can be placed in the group Adventure folder, but must be submitted via our website for processing. You can see how to do this here, under the Prompt Submission section: Site Guide
• Please be sure to include the form at the top of this page in your submission.
• Upon being rolled, the piece will be linked on your ketucari's Adventure Log (on their import). All items from adventuring will be automatically added to your bank account.
Submission CorrectionsIf an admin requests a correction with your submission and moves it to the corrections folder, please submit the fixed piece over the old one. This can be done by hitting "edit" on the deviation page, uploading the fixed version, and hitting save. Alternatively, you may place the corrected piece in the artist's description of the old piece. Admins will go over corrections periodically to see if the requested changes have been made. If so, they will go ahead and roll your pieces l ike normal. Pieces that have been in the corrections folder for over a month without being fixed will be removed from the folder and will need to be resubmitted.
Cunning increases the chance of bringing back kills/animal parts.
Perception increases the chance of bringing back herbs and cooking items.
Intellect increases the chance of bringing back artifacts and engineering pieces.
Willpower increases the chance of bringing back ores and gems.
Animal Parts- This includes meat, bones, horns, hides, etc. These items can be used in crafting. On the zone page, you can see which fauna will drop which items by clicking on their thumbnails. Meat can be used to restore some of your ketucari's armor.
Herbs- Herbs are primarily used in crafting. You can see which herbs can be found in an area by visiting the zone's page.
Cooking Items- Cooking items are used in cooking, as the name suggests. You can see which can be found in a zone by visiting the zone's page.
Ore and Gems- Ores and gems are used in making custom armor.
Artifacts- Collecting artifacts pieces and putting them together in the Workshop will give your ketucari special boosts to certain statistics.
Engineering Pieces- These pieces are used in the engineering crafting discipline.
Gold, our group's currency, can also be found in random quantities.
Don't forget that zones are patrolled by powerful and sometimes sadistic gods! Each adventure piece comes with a chance of being knocked out by the zone's Domain Guardian. KO's will deplete your ketucari's armor by 20%, and if their armor is completely depleted the only way to revive them will be to complete a Hallowed Tarn piece or to buy an item from the Marketplace. KO's are completely random, but you can decrease the odds of this happening by not adventuring in zones above your armor rating. The only way to completely dash the possibility of a KO is to defeat the Domain Guardian via a Raid. While the DG is respawning, they won't be able to KO anyone.
KO chances are as follows:
20% for Armor 0-599
5% for Armor 600-1199
0% for Armor 1200+
20% for Armor 600+
90% for Armor less than 600
20% for Armor 1200+
90% for Armor 600-1199
100% for Armor less than 600
Resource Limitations and Zone Resets
Zones do not have unlimited resources. On the zone status page, you will notice that each zone has a threshold of 250. Each time someone Adventures or battles in that zone, the resources will be depleted a little bit more until finally the counter for a zone reaches the 250 threshold. When it gets to this point, the zone's resources are completely depleted and it will be impossible to bring back anything from it. Restoring the zone's resources requires a zone reset. Basically, it requires a team to assemble and take down the zone's Domain Guardian in a Raid. If the DG is successfully vanquished, in addition to there not being KO's for a time, all of the zone's resources will be replenished.
As of June 2021, All battles add 1 to the zone resource depletion count. Adventures add to it based on tiers. Beginner adventures add 1, medium adventures add 2, and harsh adventures add 3.
The "quality roll" mechanic serves as an incentive to slow down and put more effort into one's work, literature and art alike. If your adventure art or literature exhibits extra effort compared to the rest of your gallery (to be judged by an admin), a starter ketucari will "join" you on the adventure and gift you with whatever items they roll! Keep in mind that starters have maxed out adventure stats, so the rewards for putting in some extra effort can be great! Remember that this is judged against your own gallery and skill level. If you're a beginner, you will not be passed over for a quality roll because your art isn't of the same caliber as someone who has been drawing for 10+ years. This would be unfair and that is not our goal! However, we do require that the effort be noticeable as we do not want players abusing this feature. We will be considering things such as anatomy, background quality, and posing for art, and story flow and creativity for literature. We will be lenient with grammar and spelling for those for whom English is not their first language, so don't fret if that's the case!
Keep in mind, however, that as it takes time for players to improve, quality rolls are rare events.
Questions and Answers
Can I incorporate an elder theme into an adventure piece?
Answer: Yes, you can! Keep in mind that there can only be one theme per piece.
Are stat gains guaranteed with adventure rolls?
Answer: Yes, your ketucari is guaranteed a stat gain, but the category of the stat gain is random. You can gain Willpower in a Reaping piece, for example.
Can I combine a quest and an adventure, an adventure and a battle, etc.?
Answer: Yes, but this must be listed as a Mixed Roll in the artist's comments (or equivalent), and each ketucari must be listed as what type of roll they're doing.
Do adventures count toward Bonding?
Can I lease out my ketucari to other players for use in adventures?
Answer: Yes. The terms of the lease are between you and the other player. Generally in these situations, the other party draws/writes your ketucari in adventures in exchange for the loot. However, admins will always place earned loot in the hoard account of the ketucari's owner. As such, the owner will need to transfer the loot to the leasee by leaving a transfer comment over at The Hoard.
If I agree to allow an admin to revive my ketucari in the event of a KO, what/how many items will be deducted from my hoard?
Answer: The minimum amount of meat/misc. items required to revive a ketucari. So, one piece of the lowest quality meat in your hoard. You will be notified if/when this happens. Keep in mind that this also means if you only have a high level potion you were saving, it will be used! Please be aware of your hoard's contents and use this safely, as admins will not refund you items you didn't want used but gave permission for.
Where can I can go to see what certain loot items are used for?
Answer: The Item Library!
How long does it take for adventure pieces to be rolled?
Answer: This is a tough question to answer, at it depends solely on admin availability. It may take anywhere from a day to (in times of heavy school workloads and holidays) a couple weeks. We try to get to everything in a timely manner to the best of our ability, so most of the time it takes a few days!