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Exploration Guide

Sun Sep 27, 2015, 8:22 PM

   
What is Exploration?

Exploration is the function of searching the island for items. 
The overall concept of it is to explore a biome, find items which you can use to better your Isomara's life.


How Does it Work?


    You will need to draw/write about your Isomara(s) exploring a biome. Using this picture as an example. Slayer is drawn exploring the beach biome. When drawing an exploration picture there needs to be a background to show what biome they are in. Color/Shading is not required, but the Isomara and biome need to be identifiable. This is important as different biomes hold different items to find. One thing you see in the picture above is Slayer holding a Coconut. Although Slayer is drawn with one this does not mean they will find one automatically upon exploring.     You may write about your Isomara exploring, but it needs to be at least 500 words long. Make to write about what biome you are exploring in.
    Also note that Isolings cannot explore alone! An Isoling needs to be with at least one adult Isomara when exploring. Even if you draw multiple Isolings in an exploration there needs to be at least one adult. Feel free to use any NPC if you do not own an adult Isomara.


    The items you find are randomly generated by a hand-coded item generator made by SirPacings. The generator will pop out what items you find as well as how many of each item. The items in each biome have rarities, so some are more commonly found than others. This means you may have to do multiple explorations in one biome to find the items you want. This generator is solely for the staff. IsomaraIndex will be the one to comment on your art and literature with the items your Isomara found after your deviations are submitted into the group. Item rolls may take a few days to process and commented onto your art.

Once the items have been revealed you, the player, will need to create an inventory tracker.



What can I do with These Items?

    The items you find on your explorations can be used to craft various other items as well as benefit your Isomara. You can also trade items with other members as well as the shopkeeper NPC, Pacings, he will gladly trade items you have for other items. As well as trading you can sell items for seashells.
    The main focus on these items is for your Isomara to own materials to use in the creation of other items and accessories to use in the ARPG. The items you find may also be important for events.
    One of the core uses for some items is to keep your Isomara(s) well fed. Some items can be used as food and will raise your Isomara's hunger.

Where can I Explore?


    This is the map to Isomara-Island and the places listed in the key are where you can explore in.
    You cannot explore in Isomara civilizations as they are not biomes.

Isomara Island Map by SlayersStronghold
    One other exception is Goom infected islands off the coast. Isomara may not explore there unless there is an event journal saying they can or the Isomara has the ally of goo achievement.
    Gooms mainly live there and to keep their ecosystem stable and lively. They wish that Isomara not live there and take bunches of items from there. 
    Goom allow Isomara there every so often to explore, so be on the lookout for events. 

When submitting an exploration to Isomara-Island make sure to fill out this form in the deviation description.

Form:
    Location: [Biome]
    Isomara: [List all Isos and NPCs]
    Companions: [List all if any present]


List of Items Found in Each Biome:


Beach

Rarity: COMMON

Rarity: UNCOMMON

Rarity: RARE
Goo by IsomaraIndex Sand Dollar by IsomaraIndex


Ocean

Rarity: COMMON

Rarity: UNCOMMON

Rarity: RARE


Forest

Rarity: COMMON
Berries by IsomaraIndex Seashells by IsomaraIndex Flowers by IsomaraIndex Cotton by IsomaraIndex Sticks by IsomaraIndex Wheat by IsomaraIndex Wood by IsomaraIndex

Rarity: UNCOMMON

Rarity: RARE   


Jungle

Rarity: COMMON
Tall Grass by IsomaraIndex Sticks by IsomaraIndex Seashells by IsomaraIndex Feathers by IsomaraIndex Wood by IsomaraIndex Vines by IsomaraIndex

    Rarity: UNCOMMON

Rarity: RARE
Memic Egg by IsomaraIndex Bone by IsomaraIndex


Mountain

Rarity: COMMON
Rocks by IsomaraIndex Turquoise by IsomaraIndex Copper by IsomaraIndex

Rarity: UNCOMMON

Rarity: RARE
Gold by IsomaraIndex Topaz by IsomaraIndex Sapphire by IsomaraIndex Emerald by IsomaraIndex Ruby by IsomaraIndex Amethyst by IsomaraIndex


Desert

Rarity: COMMON
Sand by IsomaraIndex Seashells by IsomaraIndex Feathers by IsomaraIndex Cactus by IsomaraIndex

Rarity: UNCOMMON    

Rarity: RARE
Bone by IsomaraIndex Shell by IsomaraIndex


Snow

  Rarity: COMMON              

Rarity: UNCOMMON

Rarity: RARE
Witch Hazel by IsomaraIndex


Coral Reef  

Rarity: COMMON

Rarity: UNCOMMON    

Rarity: RARE
Lobster by IsomaraIndex Crab by IsomaraIndex

Goom Infected


The Goom infescted area is a small island off the coast that is inhabited by gooms. The sand has been dyed an unnatural light teal color due to the goo and tree also have a slight teal hue to their brown bark and green leaves.
Do not explore here unless an event journal is up saying you can.
Rarity: COMMON
Tall Grass by IsomaraIndex Sand by IsomaraIndex Goo by IsomaraIndex

Rarity: UNCOMMON

Rarity: RARE
Grapefruit by IsomaraIndex Potato by IsomaraIndex Peanuts by IsomaraIndex Ectoplasm by IsomaraIndex


Pelemoku

Isomara may only explore here if they have gotten the Island Hopper achievement.
Rarity: COMMON
Seashells by IsomaraIndex Kiwi by IsomaraIndex Sweet Potato by IsomaraIndex Vines by IsomaraIndex

Rarity: UNCOMMON

Rarity: RARE
Bone by IsomaraIndex Red Dacca by IsomaraIndex Pineapple by IsomaraIndex Gold by IsomaraIndex

???

Rarity: LEGENDARY


Special Item Drops


There are some items which only Isomara with certain qualifications can locate while exploring.
Pacings, for instance, can find all the items below as gatherers have keen eyes for locating and catching rarer and precious items.

Rarity: COMMON || Level 5 Unlock

Rarity: UNCOMMON || Level 10 Unlock

Rarity: RARE || Level 15 Unlock

Gatherers will be able to locate all of these items upon reaching higher levels.
Hunters will be able to find only the fish listed here upon reaching higher levels.
Special item drops willl be explained upon once the journal containing class information is released. [Estimated to be update 5.0]




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Last Updated: May 6th, 2016
Edit: 6/13 Added a journal skin and blockquote. LOOK HOW PRETTY IT LOOKS!
Edit: 5/6: Seaweed has been renamed to Kelp and the mysterious Dragon Fruit has been added (Click it to read it's info)
Edit: 1/7: The list of only NPC found items has been released and our crafting list is finished, so we can now work on release Pacing's shop! Of course all the items need to be drawn and there are other things that need to be done first, so it is still going to take time.
Edit: 11/12: More items pictures have been added. Once finished Pacings' shop will be worked on as well as a crafting system. 
Edit 10/15: Added more pictures to items; Changed Oysters to Scallops as I like scallops more and didn't want to draw an oyster.
Edit 9/25: Added that you can write or draw for exploring
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