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17th Nov '17 5:38:47 PM bigdork
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This is an organization, and we use the term loosely, that enrolls adventurers and gives them access to jobs. Jobs generally range from "[[FetchQuest find my cat]]" to "destroy [[BonusBoss Omega Volcano Satan]]", and are posted by random locals who can't, [[HoldingOutForAHero apparently, do anything for themselves.]]

Jobs generally are posted on a bulletin board (which may be an encrypted dataserver or a cork slab, depending on the setting), where certified adventurers sign up for them. "Certified Adventurers" is basically a euphemism for [[AnimeHair spiky haired]] [[{{Wangst}} obsessives]], [[ActionGirl teen girls]] who will almost certainly [[RebelliousPrincess turn out to be princesses]], and other protagonist types.

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This is an organization, and we use the term loosely, that enrolls adventurers and gives them access to jobs. Jobs generally range from "[[FetchQuest find my cat]]" to "destroy [[BonusBoss Omega Volcano Satan]]", and are posted by random locals who can't, [[HoldingOutForAHero apparently, do anything for themselves.]]

]] It's very likely that jobs will be ranked by difficulty, with [[RandomPowerRanking precise but vague credentials]] required for more dangerous jobs.

Jobs generally are posted on a bulletin board (which may be an encrypted dataserver or a cork slab, depending on the setting), where certified adventurers sign up for them. "Certified Adventurers" is basically a euphemism for [[AnimeHair spiky haired]] [[{{Wangst}} obsessives]], [[ActionGirl teen girls]] who will almost certainly [[RebelliousPrincess turn out to be princesses]], and other protagonist types.
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20th Sep '17 12:30:07 PM BeerBaron
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'': Various Guilds and Factions are joinable in each game starting with ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]''. They tend to be more function-specific and function more like actual medieval guilds than the odd job clearinghouses that epitomize this trope. The Fighters Guild comes closest to the standard definition of the trope, along with the Companions in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]''.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'': Various Guilds and Factions are joinable in each game starting with ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]''. They tend to be more function-specific and function more like actual medieval guilds than the odd job clearinghouses that epitomize this trope. The Fighters Guild comes closest to the standard definition of the trope, along offering tasks ranging from low-end [[RatStomp critter killing]] to being {{Bounty Hunter}}s to protection services to, at the high-end, dealing with the supernatural threats. The Companions take this role instead in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]''. Skyrim]]''.
9th Aug '17 9:58:23 AM Smeagol17
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* The PSP game ''Legend of Heroes'' features one of these.
9th Aug '17 9:57:35 AM Smeagol17
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See also WeirdTradeUnion, MurderInc, ThievesGuild. Compare TheOrder, which has a more rigid structure and better-defined purpose. Also compare HeroAcademy, which focuses more on primarily teaching students in successfully dealing with quests like those mentioned above (especially if such quests are strictly heroic) though may have some elements of Adventure Guild.

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See also WeirdTradeUnion, MurderInc, ThievesGuild. Compare TheOrder, which has a more rigid structure and better-defined purpose. Also compare HeroAcademy, which focuses more on primarily on teaching students in successfully dealing with quests like those mentioned above (especially if such quests are strictly heroic) though may have some elements of Adventure Guild.
30th Jul '17 6:08:49 AM bigdork
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If Craigslist had a section labelled "Jobs wanted: Medieval Commando Squads", it would be one of these.

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If Craigslist had a section labelled "Jobs "[[MildlyMilitary Jobs wanted: Medieval Commando Squads", Squads]]", it would be one of these.
15th Jul '17 10:56:39 AM superkeijikun
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* ''VideoGame/PhantasyStar'' had a Hunter's Guild starting from ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarIV'' and onward . . . As of ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarUniverse'' they were renamed Guardians but essentially do the same killing of monsters and handling of odd jobs.

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* ''VideoGame/PhantasyStar'' had a Hunter's Guild starting from ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarIV'' and onward . . . As of onward. In ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarUniverse'' they were renamed Guardians but essentially do the same killing of monsters and handling of odd jobs.jobs. In ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline2'', they are rebranded as ARKS, with their duties expanded to combating [[EldritchAbomination Darkers]] and investigating planets to determine their viability for colonization.




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* ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'' has BLADE, the military force of New Los Angeles. BLADE, itself, is divided into eight "Divisions" which specialize in different tasks and provide their own unique benefits to their members:
** Pathfinders specialize in exploration and installing data probes. They have improved HP recovery.
** Interceptors specialize in combating indigens and completing missions. They receive a buff to ranged damage.
** Harriers are combat specialists tasked with fighting indigens and tyrants. They receive a buff to melee damage.
** Reclaimers specialize in treasure box acquisition and data probe installation. They have improved drop rates.
** Curators specialize in combating tyrants and collecting items. They have improved critical hit rates.
** Prospectors specialize in collecting resources and exploration. They receive a buff to their defenses.
** Outfitters specialize in aiding in Arms Manufacturer R&D and collecting Miranium. Their earnings from mining probes are increased.
** Mediators specialize in quest completion and aiding other [=BLADEs=]. They receive TP from using Arts in addition to normal attacks.
24th May '17 3:12:58 AM KnightofLsama
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* High Level Familia such as Loki Familia operate as this in ''LightNovel/IsItWrongToTryToPickUpGirlsInADungeon''. In addition to slaying monsters in the titular dungeon they very frequently take on quests to retrieve drop items or rare materials from the dungeon, especially the lower levels, or act as escorts for members of the Familia more focused on crafting to gather the materials themselves. The Guild (which is not this, despite the name) can also issue quests directly, such as commanding Familia to participate in the defence of the city against would be invaders.
* These exist in the various cities of E-Rantel in ''{{LightNovel/Overlord}}'', both taking requests for various missions to fight against the monsters of the world as well as setting prices and overseeing the ranking system that governs individual adventurers.
2nd Apr '17 4:11:28 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/PhantasyStar'' had a Hunter's Guild starting from PhantasyStarIV and onward . . . As of PhantasyStarUniverse they were renamed Guardians but essentially do the same killing of monsters and handling of odd jobs.

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* ''VideoGame/PhantasyStar'' had a Hunter's Guild starting from PhantasyStarIV ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarIV'' and onward . . . As of PhantasyStarUniverse ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarUniverse'' they were renamed Guardians but essentially do the same killing of monsters and handling of odd jobs.
2nd Apr '17 9:45:03 AM nombretomado
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* The Trouble Center in ''PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor''

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* The Trouble Center in ''PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor''''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor''
28th Mar '17 10:53:43 AM BeerBaron
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' games have something like this, but those are more function-specific and function more like actual medieval guilds than the odd job clearinghouses that epitomize this trope.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' games have something like this, but those ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'': Various Guilds and Factions are joinable in each game starting with ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]''. They tend to be more function-specific and function more like actual medieval guilds than the odd job clearinghouses that epitomize this trope.trope. The Fighters Guild comes closest to the standard definition of the trope, along with the Companions in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]''.
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