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Here is the link to the drawn application
Edited 6/9/2014: Here is the link to the writing application
If unable to use Google Docs, the writing app may also be found here: fav.me/d7ll73d

Please stick all completed applications in this folder
Please stick all drawn entries in this folder
Please stick collab or cameo requests for this prompt here.




Line up and pay attention, nimrods! You are standing here because we have ever so graciously chosen to allow you to assist our Chefs for the annual Gauntlet Run. This is a nationally recognized holiday event, and it has a reputation for being nothing but sublime. You will make sure that it continues deserving its reputation!

Your Hunt & Harvest permits shall be issued now. They are valid only during the run, and only to assist your Gauntlet Chefs.

You will go immediately to your Chef, and you will listen to their instructions. You will obey those instructions as if your life and livelihood depend on it. You will be responsible for each and every ingredient your Chef asks for.

If at any time during the duration of the Gauntlet Run your Chef deems you unfit for the task, your permit will immediately be revoked and you will be barred from participating in any Citrico event for two years.

Do not screw up. Do not make your Chef regret selecting you.

Assistants to the top ranked Chefs at the end of the Gauntlet Run will be richly rewarded, both by Citrico and the Chef’s respective city.

Everyone else will receive the knowledge that they were not good enough to come in on top this year.

Now go, and good luck. Don’t mess it up.

Gourmet Gauntlet Run

A Chef or Chef team has chosen you and a few other individuals to assist them during this year’s Gourmet Gauntlet Run! What does this mean, exactly?

Well…

Per Gourmet Gauntlet Run tradition, the Chefs themselves cannot obtain ingredients. They have to select assistants to harvest ingredients for them!

When the Gauntlet Run begins, you will be dropped off at any location of your choosing within the Gauntlet zone. After this, you may travel to any island in the Citrico Archipelago using any method available to you, as long as you remain within the Gauntlet zone.

You will be on your own in the wilderness for thirty days.

Your first priority during this time will be to secure ingredients for your Chef. However you want to do it, however you can do it. Want to go it alone? That’s fine. Want to team up with other assistants working under your Chef? That’s fine, too. Just make it happen!

Your second priority will be to survive. You’re headed into a large, uncharted wilderness, filled with danger. You may encounter aggressive plants and animals, and you may have to defend yourself from them. The only help you’ll have is your own.

Now, let me explain a few rules for the new folks!

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Rule 1: Non-lethal interfering of assistants is permitted.

You are allowed to interact with assistants in any manner you decide. Theft, deceit, assault… it’s all part of the competition! But killing is not. This is not a deathmatch, so do not act as if it were.

Rule 2: Leaving the Gauntlet zone is not permitted.

When the Gauntlet Run begins, you must stay within the Gauntlet zone. Leaving it for any reason will disqualify you. Be prepared! There are no cities or towns within the Gauntlet zone! If you or another assistant need immediate medical attention, use your Auto-Flare™ device to request an evacuation.

Rule 3: Ingredients will be accepted only during the 28th, 29th, and 30th day.

What are you going to do if, on the 28th day, you find yourself on one of the far ends of the Gauntlet zone? You might spend three days or more just getting back to the starting point, and if you’re late, too bad!
Also, some ingredients spoil more quickly than others. What use is picking a rare plant during the first few days if it’s going to go rotten in a week? Use your head and figure out a good strategy for the final three days!

Rule 4: Ruining ingredients is not permitted.

This one should be a no-brainer. Whatever your plans for coming out on top are, ruining ingredients should not be any part of them. This competition is all about the ingredients, and utmost respect should be paid to them at all times.

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Hopefully this clears up any questions, and gives you a good idea of what you’ll be doing for the next thirty days on the islands!

1. Meet up with Chef, listen to instructions and obtain list of preferences
2. Gear up and pack enough supplies for the expedition
3. Secure as many listed ingredients as possible within the time limit
4. Deliver all ingredients to Chefs during the final three (3) days, to Citrico on the island of Citrico

Disqualifications:

1. Intentionally kill another assistant
2. Leave the Gauntlet zone
3. Ruining ingredients
4. Attempt to deliver ingredients before the final three (3) days


Examples of animals:

Stemm's animals
Cherran's animals
Musapeel's animals
Citrico's animals
Polaris's animals
Assorted animals

Island references:
Citrico Archipelago map
Stemm, Cherran, and Musapeel
Citrico and Polaris

There are animals outside of these; feel free to bring ingredients to the chefs outside of these animals… I'm sure they'll be delighted for the new finds! As long as the animals fit their requirements, that is.

The chefs' requirements are listed below.
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The Gourmet Gauntlet's entries will stop being considered for affecting canon by September at which point a new prompt will be given. You can submit entries to the Gourmet Gauntlet folder at any time, regardless.

Working in collaborations is encouraged!
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:icongolliattaillog:
GolliatTaillog Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018
A pity that all the pics are not showing.
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:iconcapshing:
Capshing Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017
I can`t understand what this is about? it`s a game? a role playing game?
I NEED TO KNOW!!!
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:iconstarinthedarkness:
StarInTheDarkness Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
So, even after the Gauntlet is canonically over, we can still enter stories and drawings into the gauntlet folder for fun?
Because I would love to do this but I know that I won't finish before the deadline.
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:iconmissfluffykitty:
MissFluffyKitty Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry for the late response.

But yes! The folder will remain open well after the "deadline" for the gauntlet.
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:iconstarinthedarkness:
StarInTheDarkness Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
Don't worry, it's fine!
Thank you for answering!
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PMD-EZorua Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Student Writer
Is the gauntlet over? it says it ends in september... but a new prompt is out.  Also, if it's not, do you need to chronicle every single day in the wilderness or can you do a montage-like thing of smaller more unimportant tasks and chronicle important happenings?
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:iconmissfluffykitty:
MissFluffyKitty Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry for the late response.

The gauntlet will end on Sept 1st, but the folder will remain open. Any entries submitted in the proper folder after Sept 1st will not be considered officially canon.
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Dragondog2233 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is it possible for a usually non-sentient animal, such as a Platorgon, to participate in the Gauntlet as a sentient assistant?
If so, can it posses affinities? 
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:iconmissfluffykitty:
MissFluffyKitty Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes. You can do whatever you like.
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Dragondog2233 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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knight-mj Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

I have some question for the gauntlet which I can’t answer for myself.

1.) How do my chars know what’s a Gauntlet zone on each Islands? I see from the map that there are villages too but we are not allowed to see any kind of civilization. So do I have to crawl through the wilderness in fear of seeing a town?

2.) The next one is how should I travel to each Island? It’s critical for most of the chefs orders to visit more than one island. I guess I have to use a boat which I crafted by myself right? Or fly if I had wings (which I don’t have). No tourist boats and help from outside, right? Are the borders between each island short or really far away? Are they belonging to the Gauntlet zone as well?


3.) The last one is for the roast order of Armando. There is no animal with 6 points in savory. Can I use savory animals combined for a six in total? Or must I create one?



Its great to have so much freedom but you have wrote some rules for the context so it would be wonderful if you would consider a FAQ for some of the question from the comments ;). For example there is a discussion about the starting point Citrico. Or how does the dropoff in our journey work.

Thank you for your time and effort!

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mintinol Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
I'm sure that PK will release a map with the zones for the gauntlet run. But I'm sure all places of the islands (except for civilization) are allowed. You can travel in any way you want.
And yeah, you can combine the stars of two animals for the 6 in savory. 
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Gossamer385 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For food to eat during this prompt, do make up our own or can we use the ones given as food also.
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:iconmissfluffykitty:
MissFluffyKitty Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Make it up if you wish.
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:iconflitchard:
flitchard Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
Anyone wanna collab with me? My character species ref can be found in my gallery,
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:icongossamer385:
Gossamer385 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HOw will we know the animal's size? Also, in story do the other characters know who your character is working for?
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:iconmissfluffykitty:
MissFluffyKitty Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You can make up the size. Creatures within their own species vary in size.

As for your second question, that is left up to you. Approach the prompt however you want to make your story.
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Hojitsu Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
If I can't see the cut scene or interact with it, Is there another way I can see it?
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Marlcabinet Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
Unfortunately not

try using firefox or chrome to view the cutscene, and be sure to give it enough time to load, as it's 26mb
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:iconhojitsu:
Hojitsu Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Firefox did the trick!
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Hojitsu Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's probably my computer but I can't watch the cutscene.
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RascalWabbit Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
Msrah's name isnt on their list, wasn't sure if that was a mistake or not since all the others have it ^^

I love Sibyl's list, seems really fun!
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:iconmissfluffykitty:
MissFluffyKitty Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Or he didn't have room to add his name on the list since he'd rather explain clearly to his assistants what he requires.
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:iconstarinthedarkness:
StarInTheDarkness Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
Will this take place from Sep 1 to Sep 30? If so, is the time before that only for planning?
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:iconmissfluffykitty:
MissFluffyKitty Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It takes place with one in-universe month. In real time, it's from now until September.
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:iconstarinthedarkness:
StarInTheDarkness Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
Is September included, or is August 31st the end?
Sorry about all these questions. x3
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:iconmissfluffykitty:
MissFluffyKitty Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
End of August.
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:iconstarinthedarkness:
StarInTheDarkness Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
Thankyou!
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Cinder17 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Let's see....Armando! A;ways choose the cat wielding a knife XD
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:iconosterfire:
osterfire Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
Uffff....well here we go!!! My first attempt to participate in an event!!! YEA!!! : D
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SukitetheSkitty Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Student General Artist
Ah, I'm so excited; I've been waiting for a chance to participate! But I do have a few questions.

Are we able to submit more than one application for every different character that we want participating in the Gourmet Gauntlet event? (And if yes, is it so long as you're able to keep up with every submitted character's stories?) And if so for that, are said characters allowed to interact (briefly) with each other during the course of the event (which may or may not be likely given how the characters might have been assigned Chefs whose interests may lay in different, scattered areas)?

I just needed some clarification as I wasn't sure if the "working alone or not" as mentioned in the Gourmet Gauntlet application referred to collaborating with someone else, with your own characters, or both.  

I can understand if not because it seems like something that may discourage collaborations, haha. ^^;
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:iconmissfluffykitty:
MissFluffyKitty Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You can have multiple characters of your own participating.

They may interact with each others submissions (cameo or collab is fine).

"Working alone or not" is to notify your audience if you intend on working in a collab or not. If you ever change you mind, you can reflect the change on the application.
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:iconmarlcabinet:
Marlcabinet Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
you can do whatever you'd like, however you'd like

there are no requirements or restrictions
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:iconalex-cydragon:
Alex-CyDragon Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
I should pay more attention to the universe of Toriko, would be a great example
this is very exciting :happybounce: 
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starlightCorvid Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Student General Artist
I have  so many ideas for this one :D 
Now to  get this character ready and to find a collab partner :D
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:iconhoneyshuckle:
HoneyShuckle Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Which chef will you be working under? 
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:iconstarlightcorvid:
starlightCorvid Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Msrah, thinking of doing a second one for Sibyl
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:iconhoneyshuckle:
HoneyShuckle Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm only doing one, and that's for sibyl. (Woot! Dangerous things! XD) let me know if you do have a character working for her, we might be able to work something out.
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:iconstarlightcorvid:
starlightCorvid Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Student General Artist
I do have a character that might work for that (a Vanguard, it's a friend of the one working for Msrah)
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:iconhoneyshuckle:
HoneyShuckle Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hm! You have me interested.

(Also, do you have any clue _where_ they're supposed to turn in the ingredients at the end of the month? I keep reading through, but it doesn't make any sense, and I want My character to visit all of the islands, but still make it back in time.)
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starlightCorvid Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Student General Artist
We have to turn them to our cheft in the Citrico capital I think (I forget but it seems the rooms are in citrico, for what the cutscene shows if you examine the snack table and the others talking before going to the room)
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:iconhoneyshuckle:
HoneyShuckle Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If that's true, it would be best to ask to start in Polaris and work their way up. However, if they mean citrico island, then it would be better to start on Stemm.
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:iconhoneyshuckle:
HoneyShuckle Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can make up some animals too, right? Just keep with the theme of the island?

*totally gonna do Sibyl's list*
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glitchedpuppet Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yep!
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:iconhoneyshuckle:
HoneyShuckle Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alright! Yay for fruit themes! 
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:iconorcaowl:
OrcaOwl Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Aw this is super cool!! You guys did such a great job with the cutscene, it's such a huge progression from PMD. I love the music too, ahhhh 
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procon-8 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oh boy this is exciting.

I think I'm gonna do Msrah's list. Although the Knolls are a close second...they just look like the most trustworthy of the two.

Good luck to all those who do Vera's list. Something tells me that she has a back up list just in case you fuck up in her scheming and try to blame her for the thievery plan. But hey, some people get a big thrill out of these things.

Question though, when you say the 28th, 29th, and the 30th, are you talking about this month? Or are you talking about September?
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glitchedpuppet Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
The in-world month! You have a month in-universe to do the event, and have to deliver the items at the end of it.
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procon-8 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oh, okay. Oops.

Oh man. This is gonna be quite fun to try and plot out.

Comic pacing is definitely a thing in this contest I see.
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goldgust Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist
vera's list is the best, omg 
problem is.... i dont have any characters who can do random prompts im gonna need to design some MORE oh god
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