ReQuest Boards are just what their name says: boards, where one can leave their request in hope that someone else will help them.
At first, it was an invention that was present in one of the smaller settlements of The Pit
, however, when traders and travelers saw it, the rumors about it spread around the whole Pit, and now you can see one of them in every settlement.
Lesser settlements usually have only one of them, somewhere around the main square, where everyone can leave their requests, dealing with affairs both external and internal.
Bigger settlements, such as The City of Middlepoint
, City of Lights
, or The Street above Jungle
have more of the Request Boards, generally one on the square, dealing with internal affairs, and one at each gate, that would need be dealt with by going in the direction the gate leads to.
Additionally, placing a request in bigger settlements often involves payment of a fee (a tax).
There are people, calling themselves adventurers, who specialize in fulfilling the requests from ReQuest Boards. It's a good job for someone who has many various skills and isn't afraid of doing odd jobs with an irregular schedule (long breaks in requests being posted, during which they won't earn any money). If that person doesn't have any regular job, it could lead to them needing to travel between many settlements just to find new requests.
ReQuest Boards are pretty easy to make.
If you want to make a wooden one, you take your boards and you place them parallel to each other, so their longest sides touch. Next, you take two boards and place each one of them perpendicularly on each side of the construction. Then you flip your magnum opus and you hammer nails so that all of the boards hold together. You can skip those steps if you make your board out of the metal sheet.
Then we need to find a way for the ReQuest Board to stand. We will give you three possible ways to do that (there are many more).
- You could hammer the third perpendicular, longer board in the middle of your construction.
- You could use two longer boards as the perpendicular ones, so they stick out on one of the sides.
- You could hammer a nail (or two) in the upper part of the board, tie a rope or chain to them, and hang your board wherever you want.