Right now all i have is an apple to be able to contribute to getting that mission done so I don't mind waiting on having that attempted by a team, but the way I see it happening is that Trace would join the guild temporarily as a way of further paying the debt he owes for people helping him to find the item then signing up to help with the dojo later on. By later on I'd imagine sometime when Trace is a mancetrike and a long time down the road.
As for doing that mission, I don't see any problems IC as Trace has been meaning to explore Pecha forest a little bit and I don't see any actual problems on the dynamics of our characters (based on what I've read of your character, which consists of any thread you've posted in going down the forum [I just like to read what other people have posted, currently almost through Pecha forest]). The main problem is that I'm not able to post reliably often as of right now so I'll still leave it up to you.
If that doesn't deter you then I'll happily join you in that or any other mission in the forest! just post the link here or PM me and i'll try to reply tomorrow (running out of time tonight sorry)