I decide to get this finished early since, well, this isn't the most leisurely schedule I'm having this month <:D But hey, I'm not trying to make excuses or anything, so here we go!
Download the complete set (in bigger resolution!) here!
Synced version of the set here!
I'm definitely not somebody who can whip up a good story or skit within a short time, so I decide to make it simple(relatively...) and just do a gif set. I DO want to make one for every named characters in the series but due to time restrictions, right now I only managed the characters from III. The guys from Repercussions are really awesome too so if possible, I'll try to make another batch for them after the competition.
I don't think I made all these just for the prize - the competition is a really good chance to pay tribute to Castle and DQ as a whole, 10 years of internet awesomeness <3
Inkscape - vector graphics(ALL of them)
GIMP - image cropping, minor/frame-by-frame animations
Adobe Flash - most animations