All guilds, sanctioned by the government, are given quests for them to solve. Those quests are all rated, given a letter that goes from E through A, and likewise all guilds are similarly labeled. Starting at E-Rank, those guilds are seen more as handymen a small problem solvers than anything serious or noteworthy. And so, to take on quests that are more rewarding in both monetary value and grandeur, the guild must go through a government regulated exam. These quests are the first step are the first steps for all guilds looking to make a name for themselves to take. One such quest was being held today, at a nearby cavern system. There, four guilds had been invited, meeting up at the mouth of this system.
The ride there was awkward, to say the least, for Fen. She was already tense from the onset of the ride, as she had not been totally mentally prepared for taking on such a mission with such high-stakes nor was the company she was with very uh...comforting. The ride had been mostly silent as none of the people she was with seemed to be very keen on talking, in addition to the fact that the girl wasn't exactly super comfortable with everyone she was with. Vincent she knew, and while he wasn't a terrible person or anything, he was still easily irritable. Then there was Ro, who Fen wasn't quite sure what to make of the boy, as he seemed to be smoking something flowery and genuinely(?) tried to tell her to calm down. Then there was the last one, who Fen had rarely seen before, and when she had she wasn't sure if she was actually real or not. She was referring to the naked - yes, naked - lizard person, who wasn't even inside the carriage at the moment.
All in all, Fen had been very stiff in posture and on edge. As such, she was very relieved when their ride had come to a halt, stretching a bit as she walked out of the carriage. This was only replaced when she saw a group of 10 people already gathered at the meeting place. She didn't really make out much details of most of them, as a black haired man and red haired woman perked up as they had arrived. The red haired woman said, "oh, welcome. You must be here to take the guild examination, correct?"
"What's your guild's name?"
Fen shot up a bit as the black haired man had asked his question, stuttering out. "Ch-ch-cherry Heart!"
The red haired chuckled a bit as the man wrote down the name, the girl saying, "well, glad you could make it. Now, we're currently only waiting for one more guild to arrive, so please, make yoursleves comfortable for the time being."
As the black haired man gestured them away, a familiar sounding voice rang out. "Cherry Heart? Fen! It is you!" A purple haired girl, a smile plastered across her face walked up to the young chef.
"Agina?" Fen was clearly taken by surprise by this sudden appearance.
"The one and only! Well, maybe. I've never heard of Agina's so I've just assumed but perhaps- "
"Hello there." A brown hair boy, who had been with Agina, had walked over. "It would appear fate would have us take this exam on the same day, wouldn't it? Oh," he looked at the other three with her. "You're different than the ones who were with her before. I'm afraid we haven't met, my name is Alpine, of the Lemon Soul guild."
"And I am Agina! Coincidentally also in the Lemon Soul guild!" The girl then pointed to the other two who had been with her, the boy who Fen had recognize, and a white haired girl that she didn't know. "They too are in our guild, but they are very bad at speaking to people -"
"What was that?" The male further back had retorted.
"He is Sen. And the last one is Mellow." The irritable one, Sen, gave a begrudging wave as the white haired girl looked to Sen, only to then mimic his movement. While Alpine and Agina seemed to have a friendly expression on their face, Sen seemed to already be annoyed. However, as his eyes scanned across the group, he only seemed to get more so, until he stopped at Vincent. For no reason in particular, it appeared as if Sen was scowling at him. The white haired girl, however, didn't seem to have much in way of expression, merely looking at the quartet, though her gaze seemed to linger especially on Kasayee.
Alpine then asked, "so, what might all your names be?"