Day 86, The Widow’s Request – Spoiler Alert

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It is time to pay our debts to the Sleeping Widow for rescuing Lisa. Speak to Lisa and Starshine at Jorvik Stables, near the stables’ inn.

A Debt to Pay

lisa

Hi Rita! Now I feel truly rested after our recent hardships.

I’m ready to talk with the Sleeping Widow to be able to repay the debt I have to her after she helped me out of Pandoria.

Perhaps you can help me with that?

You know that ancient tree better than I do at this point, and I have the feeling that I won’t exactly get away with being given an easy task.

Objectives: Talk to Lisa.

Rewards: 12 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 5 with Keepers of Aideen

Well, we do owe her for saving your life…

lisa

How lovely that you want to help me. I’m afraid I’m going to need all the help I can get. Let’s find out what kind of pay-off the Sleeping Widow is expecting.

I’m curious as to what it could be…

Quest completed

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Last One to the Tree’s a Little Piggy!

lisa

Right then. Ready for a little adventure?

Nice! Let’s see who’s gonna get to the Sleeping Widow first!

Last one to the Primeval Tree is a little piggy!

Take whatever route you like! Hmm… I’m thinking I’ll probably go through Goldspur Farm and over the north of Grey Dew Mountain.

Starshine! Run like the wind! Woohoooo!!

Objectives: Ride together with Lisa to the Sleeping Widow.

Rewards: 13 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 5 with Keepers of Aideen

This quest is a race with a time to get to the Sleeping Widow, though you get seven minutes to complete, so it is ample enough time to take whichever route you choose. Lisa will run ahead of you quickly and you will lose her at about the Jarlaheim gates, no matter the speed of your own horse. Continue your trek to the Sleeping Widow and the race will end when you get there.

lisa

Hahaha! That was fun! You did it! You won!

So I guess that means it’s me who’s the little piggy, hahaha! But little pigs are cute too, right?!

Quest completed

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Creaky Sleepy Sleepy Creaky

lisa

Is she really still awake?

Seems like she’s sleeping. Maybe we can just get out of here, she’s probably forgotten all about our favors and arrangements…

C’mon and we’ll head home. It’s probably for the best.

Hmm? You want to try getting through to her? I suppose that’s a good idea.

Try talking to her and we’ll see…

Objectives: Is the Primeval Tree asleep?

Rewards: 30 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 15 with Keepers of Aideen

You’re not getting out that easily, little miss Lisa…

Click on the tree to try waking her again.

sleeping_widow

Zzzzzz…

Zzz…

Creak… Creeeeeeaak?

Quest completed

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The Sleeping Widow’s Request

sleeping_widow

Creeeaakkk… About time! I wondered where you’d all got to…

Objectives: Listen to the request of the Primeval Tree.

Rewards: 13 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP

Reputation: 5 with Keepers of Aideen

Yet another tale of woe and worry…

lisa

Oh! You’re awake after all.

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sleeping_widow

Creeeeaaakkkk… My dear friend. I’m as awake as I can be.

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lisa

Firstly, I just want to repeat my thanks for helping me out of Pandoria’s prison. Without your help and the help of Starshine and Rita, I’d never have been able to leave.

I’m here to repay my debt to you. I’m completely at your service. What could I possibly do to repay that which you did for me?

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sleeping_widow

Creeeaakkk…

I helped you out of your prison.

Now I want you to help me out of mine.

My wish is that you help me once again become a part of the contact network of the Primeval Trees and I’m certain you can help me.

Creeeeakkk… Humans took the lives of my kin with their barbaric deforestation. Such despicable treatment! I will never forgive them, even though they realized it was a hideous mistake.

Traitors. Deceitful in soul and nature.

Well, well… Creeeeakk. As if it wasn’t enough that I was left alone when the lives of my kin were torn down, I was also disconnected from our network.

Because of all this death, the roots that connected me to my kin withered away and died, leaving me isolated from our community.

Creeeakkk…

My roots may well reach all the way to Pandoria, but they don’t reach as far as the next living Primeval Tree. My companion was the link between me and the next tree and was therefore my only connection to the network of roots that make it possible for us to communicate! Creaakkkk…

Creeeeakk… I haven’t been in touch with my kind in centuries.

I thought perhaps you might help in taking care of that, Lisa and Rita.

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lisa

Dearest ancient tree! It’s a true honor to receive such a task. Do you have any, umm… Some kind of, err, suggestion as to how we might exactly go about it?

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sleeping_widow

Crreeeeakk… Ah, Lisa. I have a suggestion.

When Aideen came to the world, she healed the land and spread life over the dead cliffs. With her song, her music, and her light, you can ride over the bay and bring my roots back to life so that I might reconnect with the Primeval Tree at Scarecrow Hill.

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lisa

Eh…?

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sleeping_widow

Creaakk? Difficult? No, no, my little friends. Aideen did it and so can you.

Creak…

You’re not trying to wriggle out of our agreement, are you? You won’t disappoint me? Like all the other treacherous humans have always done…

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lisa

Of course not! Not all humans are deceitful in their soul and nature! We are definitely not petty traitors. But the legend of Aideen’s ancient exploits is exactly that: Just a legend! How do we…

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sleeping_widow

Creeeeeakkkk!!

I don’t know how you’ll do it. Aideen could. You’ll simply have to figure out how she did it. Now it’s just a matter of a few roots; Aideen actually created life! I’m not asking for those kinds of miracles from you.

How hard can it be?

Creeeaaakk…

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lisa

How… No. It… It can’t be that difficult.

Or?

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sleeping_widow

My roots need to reach right across the bay. You can see the Primeval Tree on Scarecrow Hill from here. So close, yet so, so far away. When my roots reach the other side, I’ll be part of the network of Primeval Trees again.

You must help me! Creeeeaaakkk…

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lisa

We’ll do our absolute best.

We promise to do everything in our power to help you.

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sleeping_widow

Creeeaaakkk… I know you’re capable. Aideen was.

I’ve spoken now.

It’s up to you to get this done. The time for talking is over.

Creeeaaaaakkk…

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lisa

Hmm? Ride over water? Bring dead roots back to life? How’s that going to work? This all sounds pretty tricky. I doubt it’ll work out.

Quest completed

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The Dead Tree

lisa

I’ve got no idea how we’ll follow through on her request.

I suppose we can at least start with a little reconnaissance. Let’s get going and see if we can locate the remains of the sawn-down Primeval Tree.

I seem to remember seeing a huge tree stump when I’ve been riding by the beach a little north of here… Let’s go and check it out!

Objectives: Ride to the stump of the dead Primeval Tree and talk to Lisa.

Rewards: 13 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 5 with Keepers of Aideen

Follow Lisa to the stump of the dead tree. If you happen to lose sight of her, the location is marked on your minimap.

lisa

So, here’s where the Primeval Tree used to stand proudly before it was sawn down centuries ago. Around here is roughly were the Sleeping Widow’s roots reach. We’re going to make sure the roots grow out over the bay here and right across the beach at Golden Hills Valley on the other side. See?

Quest completed

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The Root City Limits

lisa

Let’s ride down to the shore and take a closer look.

Objectives: Ride to the shoreline a little to the north and talk to Lisa.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 5 with Keepers of Aideen

Follow Lisa to the shore where the roots reach out. This location is also marked in case you lose sight of her.

lisa

Ah, here’s a better view. See? Right down there, I can imagine how the roots would push outwards… They’re a few feet down below the water’s surface, but it’s here they reach and no farther. Hmm.

How’s this ever going to work?

Can’t we just pull some string across the bay and attach a couple of tin cans on either end? Easier to just talk on a tin can phone, right? Hahaha!

Nah, sorry. Seriously though, it’s pretty obvious we need help.

Quest completed

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Sage Advice

lisa

We need advice. Linda knows loads about the Primeval Tree, and Elizabeth is usually full of wisdom. Linda and Alex are most often to be found on spy duty along the coast. They’re keeping a lookout in case Dark Core’s hoods come ashore someplace. Sometimes they’re free though, and in those cases, Linda’s almost definitely at the Vineyard.

I can ride over to Valedale and talk to Elizabeth if you go to the Vineyard and get Linda’s advice?

If she’s even there, that is…

Okay?!

Objectives: Ride to the Vineyard and see if you can get some advice from Linda.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 5 with Keepers of Aideen

Ride or transport to the Silverglade Vineyard and find Linda near the stables.

linda

Hey Rita! So it’s you again! Nice to see you… Any news?

Quest completed

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Linda’s Lessons

linda

Oh! You said you’re going to do what now? The Primeval Tree thinks you should copy the exploits of Aideen? From the legend?

Oh my…

Objectives: Listen to Linda’s advice.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 5 with Keepers of Aideen

While she has her doubts, at least she’s not as much of a negative nancy that Lisa is…

linda

When I read about the Primeval Trees and their fate, I also learned that the Sleeping Widow was cut off from the network of roots and so can’t communicate with the others. I really understand why she’d asked you to do this; it must be awful to be so isolated in that way.

But bringing life to dead roots, or even getting her roots to grow across an entire bay? Sounds complex to me. That said, those Primeval Trees are wise.

They know things we don’t know…

Maybe it’s possible to do as Aideen did in the legend somehow. You’ve got the fragment with her light, and we know that the legend claims the light can bring life to the dead, I mean the Sleeping Widow herself reacted to the light and those tears…

Hmm…

According to the legend, Aideen had a harp in one hand and the life-giving light of Jor’s Flame in the other when she rode across the water.

The legend says that her music and her life is what brought forth life to Jorvik.

Lisa possesses the strong healing power of the Star Circle.

With Lisa’s healing magic, and if you’ve got the light and the harp… Maybe you can actually do something similar to that which Aideen did in the legend?

Maybe it’s precisely what the Primeval Tree means. Maybe it can actually get the roots to grow over the seabed of the bay and reach the other side…

Maybe.

Maybe you don’t literally need to actually ride over the water. Surely you can use a boat? Either way, you’ll need the harp and I know where it is. 

Oh! I have a text message on my cell from Lisa!

She says she’s spoken to Elizabeth, who seems to think that if you play the right melody on Aideen’s harp, you can actually ride over the water! Lisa’s apparently got all the info about how to learn the melody which makes it all possible. She’s on her way in a horse trailer…

Where were we? Oh yeah, all these ‘maybes’…

It seems as though Aideen’s harp is on display at the museum at Jorvik City. They usually have it on show when they have their historical exhibitions.

Hey, by the way, did you know that this is the actual harp that’s on Jorvik’s flag?

quest-jorvik_flag

The green on the flag represents the beautiful green island of Jorvik and the luscious and rich life which covers the island. The blue above the green represents heaven, and the blue below is the sea. The white lines symbolize timelines from history and for the future.

But enough about Jorvik’s flag, now.

Look, here comes Lisa!

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lisa

Hey guys! Got anything yet?

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linda

Yeah Lisa, we have.

I was just saying that however weird it might sound, you might just be able to mimic Aideen’s legendary life-bringing movements, just as the Primeval Tree seems to want.

Rita has the fragment. You Lisa, have got the healing magic from the Star Circle. Elizabeth already told you that you can ride over the water with the help of a melody played on Aideen’s harp.

If that works, you won’t even need to think about cheating with a boat!

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lisa

Amazing! It sounds totally crazy but it’s worth a try in any case. The worst that can happen is that we get a bit wet ’round the hooves!

I’m super doubtful as to whether it’ll even work though.

Ah well, I guess it’ll be me playing the harp then, since I’m pretty well used to string instruments.

Rita, you’re alright with shining the light fragment? Y’know, since you’ve used it before and all?

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linda

Aideen’s fragment which is with Rita is still loaded with light so it doesn’t need to be recharged. That’s good. But back to the harp.

Sadly the museum in Jorvik City is closed for refurbishment. 

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lisa

Yeah, typical. I heard that from Elizabeth, but she said the Councilman in Silverglade Village is friends with the museum curator… And you, Rita… You know the Councilman pretty well, right?

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linda

Smart!

Rita, you ride over to the Councilman and ask if he wouldn’t mind asking the curator for a favor by opening up the museum and lending us the harp for a while, okay?

Then it sounds like we’ve got a plan, right?!

Quest completed

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Do You Know the Museum Curator?

linda

We’ll meet up again here after you’ve spoken to the Councilman in Silverglade Village.

Until then, I’m going to see if I can try to convince the butler to give us a ride to Jorvik City in his car…

Objectives: Talk to the Council Man in Silverglade Village.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 5 with Keepers of Aideen

I know the Muffin Man but not the Museum Curator, but I’m always open to making new friends…

Ride to Silverglade Village and find the Council Man near the Town Hall.

council_man

Rita! Wonderful weather, no? Almost every day it’s this nice! Have you thought about that?

Hmm? If I know the Museum Curator in Jorvik City?

Quest completed

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The Curator Catches On

council_man

I know the Museum Curator very well indeed! We’re old classmates, him and I. I can guarantee he’ll let you in and let you borrow anything you need if I put in a good word for you. I’ll do that of course. Put in a good word, that is. You can put my good word in the bank!

I’ll call him right after you leave.

You can ride back to your friends and let them know that the curator will absolutely welcome you with open arms! Of that you can be certain!

Objectives: Talk to Lisa and tell her that the Curator is on board.

Rewards: 20 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 5 with Keepers of Aideen

Return to the Winery and tell Lisa the news.

lisa

Fantastic! Now we know that at least we’re welcome at the museum!

Now it’s just a case of getting there…

Quest completed

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Convince That Butler!

linda

The miserable old fossil doesn’t want to take us to Jorvik City!

At least not without our parents’ permission. Stupidest thing I’ve ever heard… Godfrey and the Baroness owe us pretty big and I’m not sure they even realize that we’re not kids anymore.

Can’t you try and convince him?

Objectives: Convince Godfrey the butler to drive you to Jorvik City Museum.

Rewards: 13 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP

Reputation: 5 with Keepers of Aideen

“Convince That Butler!”, the newest gameshow coming to Jorvik this fall!

Speak to Godfrey to ask if he will drive you and your friends to Jorvik City.

godfrey

Hmm…? Rita! Hello, hello! Pffff…

It’s rather strange how everybody suddenly wants to go to the big city. You’re a responsible lass with decent judgement, so I rather expect it would be quite fine for you to come along to Jorvik City.

That said, it shan’t be happening before tomorrow, as it’s then that I have business to attend to in town. You shall have to remain patient until then, for a little order and regulation goes quite the distance, you see.

Quest completed

Return to Godfrey tomorrow.

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Helping the Sunfields

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Ride to the Sunfields’ farm and speak with Filip about how you can help around the place.

Life Goes On at the Sunfield Farm

filip_sunfield

Hello Rita! Lovely to see you again. It’s good you stopped by actually, there’s tons to do here! So much so that I was close to forgetting my wife’s birthday! She’s absolutely terrifying if I miss it, and she’d probably kill me if I forgot it again after forgetting it last year! I haven’t got the time to get her a present though, there’s way too much for me to be getting on with here at the farm, and by the time I’m done, the shops will be closed.

Any bright ideas?

Flowers? Yeah! She loves flowers! Great idea!

Reckon I could ask you a favor? Could you gather a few flowers and give her a little bouquet? You can? Excellent! Thanks!

Pick some flowers and give them to her from me. Don’t forget to wish her a happy birthday!

Objectives: Pick some flowers and give them to Martina Sunfield.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 10 with Sunfield Family

Lazy bastard can’t even deliver his own damn gift. Well then…

Pro tip! This is exactly how NOT to be with your significant other!

martina_sunfield

Oh, what lovely flowers! Are they for me? From Filip! Oh, my husband is just too adorable! Just to think, he forgot my birthday last year and knew I would’ve had a word or two to say if he did it again this year!

Hmm… Listen, Rita, here at the farm, there’s always lots to do! If you could help us out with a few little jobs, it’d give Filip and I a little time over to build up our new company. It’s something we’ve been thinking about for so long, but never had time to do.

(Complete your daily tasks with the Sunfields to increase our reputation with them.)

Quest completed

Return to Saga when you are Friendly with the Sunfield Family.

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A Brother is a Brother, No Matter What

saga_sunfield

Hello Rita. I’ve got a message for you. I’m right in thinking I can trust you not to tell anyone, right? It’s a little bit sensitive…

See, Isolde asked me if I knew anybody who could help her with a sensitive task and I thought of you immediately. She really wants to talk to Tristan and try to set things right between them but he just refuses to talk to her.

Would you be able to talk to Isolde? She really needs your help.

Objectives: Talk to Isolde Goldspur.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 10 with Sunfield Family

Find Isolde by the fountain in Jarlaheim.

isolde_goldspur

Oh… Hello Rita. So Saga sent you to help me out? I should’ve come straight to you myself, I know you always step up!

Quest completed

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The Sister’s Plea

isolde_goldspur

Thanks for stepping up Rita, I’ve no idea what I should do. Seems like Tristan blames me and Loke for everything, even though it was him who caused all the trouble. Pff. He’s so immature.

Me and Loke want us all to be friends again, but I don’t know how I can make Tristan understand. Can you talk to him Rita? As soon as I try to talk to him, he just narrows his eyes at me and turns away. You’ll talk to him?

Oh wow, thanks Rita!

Objectives: Talk to Tristan Goldspur.

Rewards: 5 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 10 with Sunfield Family

You can find Tristan in the pigpen on the Sunfield farm.

tristan_goldspur

What?! Why are you even here? You’ve ruined my life, Rita! Get away from me!

Quest completed

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The Guilty Tries to Shift the Blame

tristan_goldspur

Haven’t you already done enough to mess things up for me Rita?! What do you want now?

My sister wants me and her to be friends again? And Loke as well?!

How dare she?! Grr…

It’s her fault! All of this is her fault! Her and Loke… If they’d never met, then I’d never have had to steal those stupid chickens. Why do I have to work here with these filthy pigs? Should be Loke doing this, not me. 

Everything is Loke’s, Isolde’s, and YOUR fault, Rita. You can tell her that from me.

Now get lost!

Objectives: Talk to Isolde Goldspur.

Rewards: 150 Jorvik Shillings, 50 XP, Green Mocha Boots

Reputation: 10 with Sunfield Family

That’s some sound logic there, boy.

Return to Isolde with the message from Tristan.

isolde_goldspur

What did he say?

Oh. Why does he have to be so stupid and immature? I’m just worried for him and want the best for him…

Here Rita, I wanted to give these to Tristan but I don’t think he’d ever accept them. You take them instead.

Do you think Tristan will ever change sometime, Rita? You think he will? Well I guess we should never give up hope, you’re right. 

See you around Rita, take care.

Quest completed

Return to Martina when you are Liked by the Sunfield Family.

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A Delicious Sample

martina_sunfield

Hello there Rita. Finally, we’ve found someone who’s interested in buying our lovely products from the farm. Have you met Ed Field from Wolf Hall Inn? Nice guy, has to be said!

He’s really interested in locally produced goods and ingredients and when I told him we make everything here on the farm, he went bananas with excitement! He didn’t want to buy the products without a little taste test first, so could you ride over with these samples I’ve prepared for him? That’d be great!

Hurry now, and say hello to Ed from me!

Objectives: Ride with the goods from Sunfield Farm over to Ed Field at Wolf Hall Inn.

Rewards: 100 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 30 with Sunfield Family

You can ride all the way to the Inn or you can use the horse transport on the Sunfield Farm.

ed_field

AWESOME! This is what I’ve been waiting for, y’know!

Mmmm… Smells amazing!

Quest completed

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Return to Martina and Give Her the Good News

ed_field

I definitely wanna get my hands on more of this! Much more! I mean, I could make the kinds of amazing meals that would bring Jon Jarl himself back to life just so he could get the chance to taste them!

Ride back to Martina and tell her I said that! Let her know I’ll be buying however much she wants to sell to me.

See ya Rita!

Objectives: Ride back to Martina Sunfield with the good news.

Rewards: 300 Jorvik Shillings, 30 XP, Martina’s Top

Reputation: 30 with Sunfield Family

Return to the Sunfield Farm via the method of your choosing and speak with Martina there.

martina_sunfield

How did it go?

He loved it? Lovely! Now we’ve just got to roll up our sleeves and crack on with even more hard work. Grey skies are clearing up, Rita! Good times are just around the corner! Thanks for your help, I really mean it.

Quest completed

Return to Filip Sunfield when you are Popular with the Sunfield Family.

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To Borrow a Mill

filip_sunfield

Hello Rita. I have a problem. A bit of a first-world problem, you might say, but I think I need your help if you have a little time. You see, now I’m able to harvest so many seeds, I need access to a mill so we can grind them into flour.

Jakob Goldspur owns two mills… Do you think you could ask him if we could borrow of them if he’s not using it himself? You could? Excellent, thanks!

Ask Jakob if he can lend out the mill to us and let me know what he says. 

Objectives: Ask Jakob Goldspur if Filip Sunfield can borrow a mill.

Rewards: 100 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 30 with Sunfield Family

Ride or transport to the Goldspur mill and speak to Jakob there.

jakob_goldspur

Hello there, Rita.

Filip Sunfield wants to borrow the mill?

Quest completed

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Good News About the Mill

jakob_goldspur

Ha, of course it’s fine! Filip Sunfield is a trustworthy guy, so he can absolutely borrow the mills whenever he needs to.

Let him know it’s totally okay for him to use the mills, after all… That’s what friends are for!

See you soon Rita, and say hello to the rest of the Sunfield family!

Objectives: Give the good news to Filip Sunfield.

Rewards: 500 Jorvik Shillings, 75 XP, White Riding Pants

Reputation: 30 with Sunfield Family

Return to the Sunfield Farm and speak to Filip.

filip_sunfield

Hello! How did it go?

We can use Jakob’s mills? Fantastic! That solves a lot of little problems here for sure. Thanks so much for all your help Rita.

Quest completed

Return to Filip when you are Admired with the Sunfield Family

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Pardoning a Criminal

filip_sunfield

Tristan really has changed, don’t you think, Rita? He works hard from morning until night without whining or complaining. Yesterday, at sunset, I told him he was done for the day, but he said he couldn’t possibly finish until he was through with the task he’d started. 

Not just that, Rita. Before, he would be lazy and cut corners but now he does everything brilliantly and finishes everything to total perfection. I couldn’t even do what he does as well as he does it!

He’s truly changed, and I think he’s served his punishment but I’d like to know what his mum, Idun, has to say about it. She’s also part of this and I don’t want to act without her opinion.

Rita, could you ride over there and ask Idun Goldspur if she agrees I could release Tristan?

Objectives: Ask Idun Goldspur if she thinks Tristan has served his punishment.

Rewards: 50 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 30 with Sunfield Family

Ride or transport to the Goldspur Farm and speak to Idun there.

idun_goldspur

Release Tristan?

Quest completed

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Idun’s Critical Decision

idun_goldspur

So you say Filip thinks Tristan’s been punished enough and he’s wondering if I think he should let him off…

Hmm… I’ve heard a lot of good from Isolde about him lately. She’s talk to him when she’s been down to say hello to the Sunfields and she says he seems to have changed.

Know what?

I trust Isolde and I trust Filip, and if they say he’s ready, then he’s ready.

Let Filip know I’ve come to a decision and that I agree with him; Tristan’s paid his dues. Ha! That’s lovely, isn’t it? I’ll soon see my little soldier again!

Objectives: Let Filip know that Idun agrees with him.

Rewards: 25 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 30 with Sunfield Family

Return to the Sunfield Farm and give Filip the news.

filip_sunfield

That blasted boy! Just as I was about to let him go, he’s gone and let me down like this!

Tristan has escaped!

Quest completed

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Yet Another Escapee

filip_sunfield

Oooohh when I get hold of that despicable Tristan, Rita!! Grrr…

Wait, what on earth is that noise?

That sounds like Tor’s voice? He’s shouting… For help! Sounds like it’s coming from the sea!

Oh my goodness! He must have gone down to the jetty even though he’s not allowed! Hurry Rita! Save him! Save my son!!

Objectives: Ride down to the jetty near the Sunfield Farm and see what’s happened.

Rewards: 50 Jorvik Shillings, 40 XP

Reputation: 30 with Sunfield Family

Ride down the cliff to the north of the Sunfield Farm and dismount your horse to go out onto the jetty.

When you get out on the jetty, click on Tristan to rescue him from the water.

tristan_goldspur

Cough!!

Thanks Rita, I thought I was gonna drown!

Quest completed

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The Escapee Who Saved a Child

tristan_goldspur

Cough, cough…

Tor?! Is he alright? Okay. Cough, cough…

What happened?

I saw Tor go down towards the sea and I just ran after him. Before I could make it, he’d wondered out onto the jetty… It all went so fast, and suddenly I saw him fall into the water and he didn’t come back up again. 

I threw myself into the water and dived down. In the end, I found him and swam up towards the jetty, and just about managed to get him up onto land, even though I was already so tired. By the time you got here, I was really starting to struggle, I just didn’t have the strength to lift myself back up again. If it wasn’t for you, I’d be a goner. 

Thank you so much Rita, you saved my life.

Hey, and here comes Tor. You okay little guy?

Objectives: Talk to Tor.

Rewards: 25 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 15 with Sunfield Family

Ask the child if he is okay.

tor

Tristan! You’re alive!

Hooray!

Quest completed

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Tor and Tristan Return to the Farm

tor

Sniffle… I wanna go home now. I’m wet and cold and scared. I wanna be home with mum.

Tristan, can we go home now?

Objectives: Speak to Tristan.

Rewards: 25 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 15 with Sunfield Family

Speak to Tristan again.

tristan_goldspur

Of course we can, Tor. Let’s go home.

Rita, we’ll meet at the farm. Come on Tor, I’ll carry you.

Rita, I need to get back to work; there’s lots left to do and I wanna get done with everything before it gets dark.

Quest completed

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An Escaped Hero

tristan_goldspur

Let Filip know that Tor’s okay and that I’m sorry if he got angry and thought I’d disappeared. I’d never try to run away, I hope he knows that.

Objectives: Tell Filip what’s happened.

Rewards: 25 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 30 with Sunfield Family

Ride back up to the Sunfield Family and speak to Filip.

filip_sunfield

Rita, I just saw Tristan come back carrying Tor… They were both drenched! What on earth happened?

Quest completed

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A Well-Earned Punishment

filip_sunfield

Oh, Tristan, how could I have doubted you? You risked your own life to save my son, and I assumed you’d ran away… I’m so sorry.

You’re a true hero, and not some little delinquent to be held down, chained to my farm. You’re free; your punishment is fulfilled. Get yourself home to Goldspur Farm and give your mother a huge hug… She’s missed you more than she’d ever let you know.

You’re always welcome here, Tristan. From this moment on you’re an honorary Sunfield. Go now, but don’t stay away too long before you come back and see us again.

Objectives: Talk to Tristan.

Rewards: 1000 Jorvik Shillings, 300 XP, Leafy Spring Bridle, Leafy Spring Saddle

Reputation: 125 with Sunfield Family

See Tristan’s transformation from a little delinquent to a responsible honorary Sunfield become complete.

tristan_goldspur

I’m free, Rita! I’m free!

It actually doesn’t feel like much to celebrate. I really enjoyed working hard and doing the best I could.

In the beginning, I hated my punishment, but now I really think I’ve changed; now I’m the person I always wanted to be but could never bring myself to try being. You know what, from now on I’m going to work hard and do my best in everything I do. I’ve got you to thank for this Rita… Now it’s time for my new life to start! The first thing I’m gonna do is go home and apologize to my sister and Loke for all the trouble I’ve caused. I don’t know if I can ever make it up to them, but I’m certainly gonna try. Rita, I hope we meet again. You can come by Goldspur Farm and hang out with me anytime. Promise you’ll stop by!

See ya Rita!

Quest completed

Day 85, A Desperate Rescue Mission – Spoiler Alert

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Return to Linda in library at the Winery and see if she has found any useful information.

The Sleeping Widow

linda

Yawn… I’ve been looking all night and I think I’ve found an old note from the mid-18th century.

Listen to this:

Objectives: Listen to what Linda has to say about the Sleeping Widow.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 35 XP

Reputation: 10 with Keepers of Aideen

And so Linda recounts her findings.

linda

The legend of the Sleeping Widow goes back far in time. When the light of Aideen spread over Jorvik and life was brought to the island, a handful of Life Wardens were created, whose task it was to guard the growing life, to shield it, and to give warning if the flora and fauna of the island were ever threatened.

quest-primeval_tree

These Life Wardens were brought into existence in the form of trees, who would forever live on Jorvik. The humans discovered these trees, respected them, and let them live. The humans understood the trees were special, ancient, and that they served a higher purpose. The humans came to call them Primeval Trees.

The Primeval Trees had different looks and abilities and were much stronger and more magnificent in the olden days; their glory days. Today most of the trees slumber. They sleep. Tired and haggard. Lessened in power not least by the exploitation of Jorvik’s natural resources.

It is said that the roots of the Primeval Trees penetrate all of Jorvik, and that the roots are linked together in an enormous network through which they can communicate.

Awesome, huh? Like an ancient internet! Kinda…

linda

You want to hear a little more, right?

It’s a fantastic story which I just have to share with you, and it’s important that you understand.

quest-scarecrow_hill_tree

You and I know of one of these Primeval Trees: the one on top of Scarecrow Hill. As the legend of the Golden Apple foretold, the witches have actually destroyed several Primeval Trees, but they only went for the trees that produce the golden apples, which the wicked witches shun. Other Primeval Trees were left alone.

According to my writings, some kindhearted witches have actually made alliances with the Primeval Trees to help strengthen their magical powers.

At least half a dozen Primeval Trees are known to exist today, mentioned in various records. There could be a lot more. In one place, one of the trees goes by the name of the Sleeping Widow.

To understand this, we need to go far back in history, but I’ll be brief.

quest-forgotten_fields_trees

Once upon a time, the Forgotten Fields was a dense, enormous forest. At least as magnificent as Greendale. The forest was protected by two Primeval Trees, which constituted a happy couple. Everything was great, they were happy together and to the forest flourished – until the earl built Jarlaheim.

When Jarlaheim was built, a great part of the forest was cut down, and the growing population in the area took down more of the forest to make both firewood and more building materials. A stable was also needed for the earl’s cavalry. Jorvik Stables was built, which later housed hundreds of horses.

As more and more of the forest was destroyed, the landscape opened up and made room for necessary grazing grounds where all the earl’s horses could graze and run around during the day. 

quest-primeval_stump

In the blind eagerness of mankind, which often arises in their simple minds during times of great expanse, the foresters unfortunately cut down one of the two Primeval Trees in the area. It was a grievous mistake but the damage was already done, and it was irreversible. The surviving Primeval Tree became lonely, and it grieved over the loss of its life companion.

She lost her will to live. Through her grief, and through mankind’s eager destruction and the grazing and stomping of the earl’s horses, the forest eventually died.

During the centuries that have passed since the Primeval Tree became lonely, her wailing has sometimes been heard on the wind. A wail much like a persistent howl, which chases around with the gusts across the windswept hills. 

And so there stood one lonely Primeval Tree, and the Forgotten Fields.

The area got its current name – the Forgotten Fields – after the earl’s cavalry and all the horses were no longer needed in Jorvik Stables.

The lost forest and the grazing grounds were later forgotten, since the area no longer served any purpose for the humans.

So much grief, for such a short chapter in history.

They say that the wailing of the Primeval Tree can no longer be heard. It’s not because she has stopped grieving, but rather that she has fallen asleep of exhaustion, resignation, and sorrow. She’s on death’s door, if she isn’t dead already. But we hope she isn’t, of course.

With this knowledge is mind, it’s an easy conclusion to draw that the old tree in the southwest corner of the Forgotten Fields actually is identical to this “Sleeping Widow.” 

How everything is connected to Lisa’s current critical location in Pandoria I can’t quite figure out. But if she says the tree must be woken, I guess we’ll wake it.

I myself, would have tried to make my way to Pandoria and tried to save her there, but it’s extremely risky, not to mention impossible to return from there after…

But how do you wake a magical, slumbering Primeval Tree?

linda

Moving tale. Poor Primeval Trees…

Quest completed

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Awakening Help

linda

I think you should talk to Elizabeth directly. It seems obvious that this Primeval Tree, the Sleeping Widow, can’t just be woken up by a regular alarm clock. If anyone has any idea of what kind of magic would be required to awake a slumbering Primeval Tree, it must be Elizabeth.

And Rita, I have a certain feeling you’ll get to use your fragment of Aideen’s Light. If you’re not already carrying it in your bag, you should stop by the supply in your stable and bring it with you to Elizabeth. That would save you a lot of time.

Good luck!

Objectives: Ask Elizabeth’s advice. Bring your fragment of Aideen’s Light. You’ll find it in your bag or in the supply of your stable.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 50 XP

Reputation: 10 with Keepers of Aideen

The Aideen’s Light item is unable to be deleted, so if it is not in your inventory, you will find it in your closet in your home stable. You do not need it to complete this quest but you will need it for the following quests.

Ride or transport to Valedale and speak to Elizabeth near her house.

 elizabeth_sunbeam

What a tale. What turn of events! We must indeed awake the Sleeping Widow to see if she can rescue Lisa. If Lisa says it is so, then it must be the way to rescue her from Pandoria. If it doesn’t work, we’ll try to find another way.

Hmm… Maybe the roots of this Primeval Tree reach farther than we could ever expect.

Anyway. I know of two things that can shake that ancient Primeval Tree enough to give it the energy it needs to wake up. The tree needs light, strength, and water. You must do three things.

One. Fill a bottle of Aideen’s Tears. You know, the dew from Aideen’s flowers that grow around here. 

Two. Energize the fragment of Aideen’s Light by the rune stones up here, in the same way you did last time. You need to have the fragment with you.

If you don’t have it in your bag, you’ll find it in the supply in your stable.

You can’t have rid yourself of it, so it has to be somewhere, I promise you that.

The third thing you need to do is to illuminate the tree with the energized fragment, and water it with Aideen’s Tears, and these two tasks needs to be performed at night. During the night the magic is undisturbed by the bustle of daytime, and the effect of Aideen’s power is so much stronger. 

Quest completed

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Energize the Fragment of Aideen’s Light

elizabeth_sunbeam

Take the rune staff and ride up to the rune stones behind the house here, and energize your fragment of Aideen’s Light. This time, do it like this: First, use the rune staff on the rune stone of the sun, and then place the fragment onto the rune stone to energize the shard with the light of Aideen.

If you can’t find the fragment in your bag, you’re guaranteed to have it in the supply of your home stable. You know, a white, shining stone… I know you can’t have lost it.

Objectives: Use the rune staff on the rune stone of the sun, and energize the fragment with power by placing it on the rune stone.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 10 with Keepers of Aideen

Again, you’ll need the fragment item to complete this quest. It cannot be deleted so it is either in your personal inventory or in your stable inventory.

Go up the hill behind Elizabeth’s house to the open area with the rune stones. Dismount your horse and approach the one with the sun symbol on it. First use the rune staff that was placed in your inventory, to activate the stone. Then use the fragment on the stone to energize it.

When you have energized the fragment, return to Elizabeth.

elizabeth_sunbeam

Magnificent! The fragment has been energized with great power!

Quest completed

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Gather Tears of Aideen

elizabeth_sunbeam

Take this purple, tear-shaped bottle and gather up as much dew as you can find on the flowers of Aideen. You’ll need it to water the Primeval Tree, the Sleeping Widow.

Objectives: Gather dew from the flowers of Aideen.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 10 with Keepers of Aideen

Use the purple bottle on the flowers behind the Valedale stable. They are the same ones you collect from during the regular daily quest.

When you have filled the bottle, return to Elizabeth.

elizabeth_sunbeam

You filled the bottle! Good job. Here, take the full bottle with you.

Quest completed

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Sum It All Up

elizabeth_sunbeam

You’re ready to go to the Sleeping Widow. Wait for the night, then wake her. On your way, take the detour past Starshine and update him with the turn of events so he’ll know what’s going on and is ready to help Lisa out of the crack. Provided you succeed in waking the tree.

Objectives: Take a detour by Starshine before you make your way to the Sleeping Widow.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP

Reputation: 10 with Keepers of Aideen

Ride out to Harvest Counties and find Starshine where you last left him by the Pandoric Rift.

starshine

Rita! Neigh! How’s it going! I’ve almost lost touch with Lisa and this blasted crack is about to close on itself. Panic!

So you found out who the Sleeping Widow is?! Do tell!

Quest completed

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Beneath the Branches of the Primeval Tree

starshine

So the Sleeping Widow is a Primeval Tree? Interesting. It’s not that far fetched an idea.

Well done, Rita! Not to mention Linda, too! Now that’s hope that whatever is binding Lisa and the Sleeping Widow’s fate together also saves Lisa.

We’ll have our answer tonight.

Nee-ei-igh! I’ll stay behind, ready to help Lisa when you wake the Primeval Tree. I’m sure to be able to keep the crack open until midnight at least.

Get on your way to the Primeval Tree on the Forgotten Fields, and wait until nightfall to perform the necessary rituals. Best of luck!

May the light of Aideen be with you.

Objectives: Ride to the Primeval Tree in the southeastern corner of the Forgotten Fields and await nightfall.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 30 XP

Reputation: 10 with Keepers of Aideen

The location of the tree is marked on your minimap. It is in a small valley behind a large plateau near the water. Approach the tree to complete the quest.

tree_portrait

The Primeval Tree slumbers deeply. It’s surrounded by an aura of heavy grief, and an overwhelming weakness washes over you, as if the tree relentlessly weighs you down with its great sadness over the mistakes of mankind. Mistakes that made this tree lose its beloved life companion…

In this state of mind, it’s going to be hard staying awake until tonight’s big task…

Quest completed

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Here Comes the Night

tree_portrait

You can only awake the Primeval Tree at midnight.

Await nightfall here…

Objective: Await the stroke of midnight to perform the awakening ritual.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 10 with Keepers of Aideen

Await the falling night at the Primeval Tree.

tree_portrait

You and Summerblaze almost fell asleep by the tree.

By sheer force of will you managed to stay awake.

It is now midnight.

Quest completed

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Water With the Tears of Aideen

tree_portrait

The Primeval Tree seems thirsty after centuries of grief… As if it hasn’t drunk from the life-giving water in a long time.

Objectives: Water the Primeval Tree with the Tears of Aideen.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP

Reputation: 10 with Keepers of Aideen

Use the purple tear-shaped bottle on the Primeval Tree.

sleeping_widow

Creak, crack… Water… So full of strength and life!

Aideen…?

Twist, creak, screech…

Quest completed

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Illuminate With the Light of Aideen

tree_portrait

The Primeval Tree seems pale after centuries of grief… As if it hasn’t embraced the light of the sun in a very long time.

Objectives: Illuminate the tree with the Light of Aideen.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP

Reputation: 10 with Keepers of Aideen

Use the Fragment of Aideen’s Light on the tree.

sleeping_widow

Groan, grumble, grunt!

By the light of Aideen!

Who are you? And what have you done with Aideen?

Ccrreeeaaaakkk…

Quest completed

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A Widow’s Awakening

sleeping_widow

Crackle… Creak and crack…

Are you the one who awakens me? Are you the one who opens my eyes with the Light of Aideen, moistens my throat with her tears and makes my tree creak and crackle as in the days of my youth?

Crack… Creak and crackle.

Rasp, scratch and squeak…

Is it you?

For Lisa’s sake?

Objectives: Tell the Primeval Tree you’ve awoken it to save Lisa.

Rewards: 25 Jorvik Shillings, 40 XP

Reputation: 10 with Keepers of Aideen

O, Sleeping Widow, our situation is dire…

sleeping_widow

Crackle…

Crackle and creak. By the distant ghost of my roots! Who are you, who fights for the light in these dark times?

Crackle… Creeeeeakk…

Crackle… Let’s wait and watch… Let me think and creak and crackle for a little while… It’s been a long time since my branches murmured and my mind crept into action.

Let’s creak and crackle here for a while.

I promised Lisa, and promises are made to be kept, even those made to humans… Hmm. But why should I keep a promise to the people who betrayed me?

But you are more than that. You’re not only humans. You’re the bringers of Aideen’s Light.

Creak. And crackle…

Quest completed

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A Promise is a Promise

sleeping_widow

Crackle…

You fight for the same cause as I do. Lisa persuaded me. My roots reached her in her abominable prison, she needed help, and she promised to help me. Crack…

To help you, would help Lisa, which would help me… Creak…

I shall do what I can. Watch and learn.

Objectives: See if the Primeval Tree is capable of helping Lisa.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 30 XP

Reputation: 10 with Keepers of Aideen

Watch to see what the Sleeping Widow does.

sleeping_widow

Crack… Creak… Crackle… My force isn’t so strong. It’s far from what I’d hoped.

Quest completed

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Is She Free?

sleeping_widow

I wonder if my strength was enough…

Crack…

I must rest now. Crackle…

I’m so tired…

Find your friends.

Behold the result of my success. Or vanish forever through the work of my possible failure. I do not know how my attempt went.

Creak, crackle and snore…

Zzzz… Crack.

Objectives: Ride to Starshine and see if Lisa’s been rescued or not.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 10 with Keepers of Aideen

Turn to leave the Sleeping Widow. You won’t make it far, unfortunately…

self

Whatever could this be?! Something is shimmering in the grass…

Oh! No!!!

Quest completed

quest-trapped_horse

The Return of Lisa

self

But who’s this hiding over here…?

They probably have something to do with the nasty trap that Summerblaze got stuck in…

Objectives: Someone is hiding in the bushes.

Rewards: 30 Jorvik Shillings, 50 XP

Reputation: 10 with Keepers of Aideen

Watch the scene that unfolds.

dark_rider2

HA! Now we got you and your wretched horse! Hahaha!

This is what happens when you go about watering trees in the middle of the night.

Hahahaha! Haaaaa!

-.-.-.-.-.-.-

dark_rider

Hahaha! We got you now, Rita! We will make mincemeat of you and your horse and send you off to the blissful pastures of Pandoria’s eternal prison!

You cannot get away.

Justin? Grab onto her. Now!

-.-.-.-.-.-.-

dark_justin

Huh? Me?!

Why me? I know her…

Or, I mean…

You’re the one who’s holding the chains.

-.-.-.-.-.-.-

lisa

STOP!

Stop! Be gone, you spineless weasels!

-.-.-.-.-.-.-

dark_rider

L-L-Lisa!

But… But… We have you imprisoned in Pandoria?!

How is this possible?

-.-.-.-.-.-.-

lisa

Not so confident now, are we? Your knees are shaking all over now that you’re not hiding in ambush. Cowardly lowlifes.

You may outnumber us, but you don’t scare me. I’ll give you a taste of your own medicine!

But… By the Light of Aideen! Justin!

What are you doing with those fools?

-.-.-.-.-.-.-

dark_justin

Wha…

Me? Well, I… I thought that…

Umm… I mean…

-.-.-.-.-.-.-

lisa

You can’t seriously have joined… Those guys?

For real? Joined Dark Core?!

-.-.-.-.-.-.-

dark_rider

He’s one of us now! Mr Sands is his grandfather and he has joined the true side. Our side!

The dark side!

-.-.-.-.-.-.-

dark_justin

Yes, precisely!

It is true, Lisa. I’ve made an alliance with my grandfather and I know and trust I’m doing the right thing. I can feel it in my heart. 

-.-.-.-.-.-.-

lisa

Whoa… I can tell I’ve been gone from this island far too long…

Sigh.

Very well! Stand there with the others, Justin. If that’s what you truly want. Stand there and face the same fate as your new found “friends.”

Eat this!

-.-.-.-.-.-.-

dark_rider

Ahhh! Run away! Run! Lisa’s gone insane! Arghh!

Get away from here! Run!

-.-.-.-.-.-.-

lisa

Hahaha! That made them run. Ha! It was the funniest thing I’ve seen in a long time.

They got away, but they all learned a lesson. This time I only intended to scare them.

I think the danger has passed. For this time.

Approach Lisa to complete the quest.

lisa

Hi Rita! It’s so good to see a friendly face again! Whooo! Starshine told me that you and Summerblaze were on the way here, you’re a real hero!

You made the Sleeping Widow save me, and Starshine was able to help me out of the crack and away from that horrid Pandoria. No words can describe how grateful we are that you saved me from that place! It was quite the ordeal, I’ll tell you.

But enough about me. Are you okay? You’re not hurt?

Quest completed

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A Shimmering Star

lisa

Oh! I see it, your poor Summerblaze is seriously injured! That was a nasty trap. I can heal your friend if you like. As you might know, the Circle of the Star is the power I’m most able to master, and that the Star symbolizes the power of healing?

Let me heal the poor horse.

Objectives: Let Lisa try to heal your horse’s injuries.

Rewards: 20 Jorvik Shillings, 35 XP

Reputation: 10 with Keepers of Aideen

Watch as Lisa heals your horse.

lisa

Look at that! That went better than expected. Your beautiful Summerblaze is right as rain. That was a mean trap. Nothing to toy around with. Those Dark Riders shouldn’t be keeping such dangerous items in their arsenal.

Quest completed

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Lisa’s Tale

lisa

I’m really grateful you saved me. I mean it. It wasn’t a pleasant experience being imprisoned in Pandoria, I can tell you that much (shiver). Those idiots I just scared off succeeded in ambushing Starshine and I when we were off guard.

This time the story had a happy ending, but this cannot happen again! We really need to be on our watch now, right Rita?

Objectives: Listen to Lisa.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 50 XP

Reputation: 10 with Keepers of Aideen

Recount the past events to Lisa.

lisa

Alright. I understand things have been happening on the island?

I haven’t paid much attention to any ongoing events myself, since I’ve more or less been stuck in Pandoria ever since I last stepped into Jorvik Stables. Of course, I could tell you lots of fun stories from my time as a touring rock star, but that’s hardly important right now. We can do that later. And between you and I, Rita, it’s not that cool and glamorous to be a rock star. I’ll have you know, it’s a lot of hard work and stressful tour schedules to keep. And fame isn’t everything.

It’s nice to be back here where my face isn’t that well recognized. At least not any more. The fans forget you quickly, haha! But my friends last forever. I hope you and I will become good friends.

Anyway. Enough about that.

Quest completed

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A Night of Much Needed Rest

lisa

You’re right, Rita. We must see the others and meet the druids. I was thinking the same. At least I’ll get an update on the state of things. But before all that I’ll need a change of clothes and a good rest. And something to eat. 

Let’s wait with the druids until tomorrow. Rest and recovery goes above all else at this time. I also owe a favor to the Sleeping Widow. But that’ll have to come later.

Objectives: A night’s rest…

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP

Reputation: 10 with Keepers of Aideen

Speak to Lisa again.

lisa

After these escapades, we really need rest. Tomorrow you can ride to Elizabeth and tell her I’m back, so she can summon the druids to a meeting.

I’ll see you later at the meeting. And listen, once again, a big thank you!

Goodnight!

Quest completed

You’ll be transported back to your home stable. Ride or transport to Valedale and speak to Elizabeth by her house.

Follow Up in The Secret Stone Circle

elizabeth_sunbeam

Lisa’s been rescued?! Great news. I wasn’t sure you’d succeed, but Aideen’s light shine strong in you, and you handle great challenges well. You are a true hero.

I’ll summon the druids for a meeting in the Secret Stone Circle immediately. See you there!

Objectives: Partake in the meeting in the Secret Stone Circle. Talk to Elizabeth later.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP

Reputation: 10 with Keepers of Aideen

Ride up behind Elizabeth’s house to the spiral path and follow the path around to the center and into the portal to the Secret Stone Ring.

fripp

Hi again! And a big thank you to you, Rita. Together with Starshine, you managed to save Lisa! Finally Lisa’s back.

Brilliant!

-.-.-.-.-.-.-

alex

Really, Rita! Great work!

-.-.-.-.-.-.-

lisa

It’s good to be back and see you all! I’ve really missed you! At one point I thought I’d never see daylight again. But now I’m here again, with all my friends.

-.-.-.-.-.-.-

fripp

The Soul Riders are almost at full strength, and soon we’ll have gathered all four partial copies of the Light Ceremony book. When we’re ready and the time has come, we’ll perform the Light Ceremony and be protected. For now though, the time isn’t right.

Lisa, you should know that Dark Core has their hands on the original Light Ceremony Book. Everything points to that they’ll attempt to conduct the ceremony backwards, which will catastrophic consequences.

-.-.-.-.-.-.-

lisa

That doesn’t sound good at all! What will they gain by this? What is their goal?

-.-.-.-.-.-.-

fripp

If they perform the ceremony backwards, the crack between our reality and Pandoria will widen. In the worst case, that which keeps our worlds separated will tear apart. What exactly happens next, we don’t really know. One guess is that both our worlds will cease to exist. Or at least cease existing in the form and shape we know today.

Dark Core thinks they’ll be able to control the enormous flow of Pandoric energy, and will likely use it in an attempt to seize control of the world. Maybe they know something we don’t, but the druids are convinced it cannot lead to anything good…

It will probably lead to the end of the world, so it needs to be stopped at all costs.

That was a brief summary of the current situation.

Lisa, could you tell us what happened to you? You were kidnapped and taken to Pandoria?

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lisa

As you all know, I was on a world tour with my rock band and I’d been away from Jorvik for a while. When I finally ended my tour and came back to Jorvik, those ill-witted Dark Riders succeeded in ambushing Starshine and me. Then they imprisoned me in the horrific world of Pandoria.

Starshine and I weren’t on our guard. That’s a mistake we’ll never repeat.

Later I was rescued, as you all know. Thank goodness. In Pandoria I got in touch with the Primeval Tree, the Sleeping Widow. It was blurred and unclear, but her roots seemed to penetrate even into the unknown world of Pandoria. The Primeval Tree slept in our world, but in the dreamscape of Pandoria she could reach out to me and communicate. 

She said she could help me out of Pandoria, but the only way to do so was to wake her up. As a gesture in return, I was to help her with something. I don’t know what yet, but I plan to find out.

My time in Pandoria is incoherent and blurred, but one other thing happened. I got a strong feeling Anne was there at the same time as me. It wasn’t just a weak sensation. I could really feel her presence and it was clear. Because of this, I’m convinced Anne is there, and we have to try to save her. 

Maybe the Primeval Tree can help us again, I don’t know…

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fripp

Interesting news. Maybe Anne is in Pandoria. It would be great if we could locate her and save her as well. I would go so far as to say it’s completely necessary. In a worst case scenario, it would require a rescue operation in Pandoria, but that’d have to be our last resort.

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elizabeth_sunbeam

At full strength, we would be very powerful! We’d also need to be aware of the dangers of a trip to Pandoria. One does not simply walk into Pandoria.

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alex

I am not afraid! We have to save her no matter what the risk. We owe it to her. If we have the slightest lead, we have to follow it up.

We’re always there for each other one hundred percent!

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lisa

Yes, Alex. We’ll do that. No doubt about it. I don’t long to go back, but for Anne’s sake…

Hmm… Another matter. I wonder if we can lure Justin away from the grip of the Dark Riders? He an I went to the same school, I know him a little.

And Rita, you know him a bit too, right?

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elizabeth_sunbeam

If we can remove Justin from Dark Core and the Dark Riders, they’ll weaken even more. It’s true. At least Rita stopped Justin from turning his horse into a Dark Horse. That’s good.

Last time Rita visited the headquarters of Dark Core and saw Justin, he seemed quite determined to continue to work for the dark side.

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lisa

We’ll have to think of something to make him change his mind. Hmm…

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fripp

If you could remove Justin from Dark Core, it would be a massive achievement. But for now we’ll focus on the Light Ceremony we’ll be performing when the time is right. We’ll also keep an eye on any movements the Dark Core makes. We also need to find the other copies of the book, and try to rescue Anne.

This meeting is adjourned for now. We’ll see each other again soon. Welcome back to reality, Lisa. And yet again, many thanks to you Rita, for your efforts for the Keepers of Aideen.

May the light of Aideen shine upon us, and scatter the darkness that surrounds us.

And listen, Lisa. Don’t forget to return the favor. The Primeval Trees have a tendency of primeval rage if they feel tricked, and the wrath of the Primeval Tree is the last thing we need just now.

See you!

When you return to reality, ride back down to Elizabeth and speak to her.

elizabeth_sunbeam

Look at that. Another druid meeting conducted.

Quest completed

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Rounding Off at Elizabeth’s

elizabeth_sunbeam

Did we get wiser? Lisa’s been rescued thanks to you, and we have a lead on Anne… But other than that, we’re still going over the same ground. We need to collect the other two book copies so we can prepare ourselves to perform the ceremony when the time comes. 

Later we need to follow up on the information about Anne. But are we really ready to conduct a rescue operation in Pandoria? Isn’t that doomed to fail? Maybe there’s another way… Maybe the Sleeping Widow can help us again, but before that we probably have to return her favor.

Objectives: Listen to Elizabeth.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 35 XP

Reputation: 10 with Keepers of Aideen

Listen to Elizabeth’s final advice.

elizabeth_sunbeam

We’ll have to keep our eyes and ears on the Dark Riders and their antics. It’s obviously important to them to destroy us, and they nearly took you to Pandoria.

We need to take counter-action.

Quest completed

Return to Lisa, at Jorvik Stables, tomorrow.

About Ferdinand’s Horse Market

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Ferdinand’s Horse Market is a travelling market that has story quests available every time it is in a new location. It visits four different cities in Jorvik; Jorvik Stables, Fort Pinta, Silverglade, Cape West Fishing Village, respectively.

When you visit the market for the first time, regardless of location, there are several introductory quests in which you meet Ferdinand, Eddie, and Goofy Lars. Then, each location has quests that are specific to that location, and are only available when the Horse Market is camped there.

There are several horses that continually travel with the market (Danish Warmblood, Westphalian, and four Jorvik Ponies). They are always ready for purchase when the market is camped, but during the time it is travelling, they are temporarily unavailable. Newly added horses that are introduced at the market will be moved to a new location when the market packs up to travel again.

Generally, the market stays in each location for two real time weeks. Then it takes one week of travel to the next location, and one week of set up before it is ready to open again.

The Horse Market quests are actually reputation quests. Each location’s quests repeat until you have reached Admired with the Horse Market faction. You will still be able to do the ‘regular’ quests at each location, but the big Thank You from Ferdinand and Eddie quests will no longer be available.

The New Horse Guide page will be continually updated with the Market’s current location.

If you have any other questions regarding the Horse Market, feel free to comment!

Horse Market Quests:

Day 84, A Forest Meeting – Spoiler Alert

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An unusual white horse has been wandering around in Greendale Forest. Maybe he needs some help?

A Forest Meeting

starshine

Hail, Soul Rider. I am Starshine. Prrfffff…

Objectives: Listen to Starshine.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP

Reputation: 10 with Keepers of Aideen

This horse might have a tale to tell.

starshine

I recognize a true Soul Rider when I see one, and you are one most definitely. I can sense it a long way off. So your name is Rita? A pleasure to meet you.

Neighhh…

You know Alex and Linda as well?  That’s absolutely brilliant! But I take it you haven’t met Lisa? I thought not. Prrfffff… Yes, it’s true that Lisa is gone. As I said, I am Starshine, and Lisa is my Soul Rider. But she’s lost, and I fear the worst… Sniff.

I shall relay to you the tale of what happened… Prrfffff…

Quest completed

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Starshine Recounts the Tale

starshine

After a long time away from Jorvik, when Lisa traveled around the world playing her… Um… Electrical lute, or whatever it’s called, and for payment howled loudly in front of hysterical audiences and other nonsense, the day I’d been longing for finally arrived. The day my beloved Lisa returned to Jorvik Stables. Straight over the moors we ran. The wind was roaring and whirling through my mane, messing up Lisa’s fiery red hair. Matching the howl of the winds of spring, we bellowed in pure joy, and the delight of seeing one another knew no boundaries. Lisa whispered a promise that we’d never part again.

She said she would remain on Jorvik, and I thought I’d never let her leave me again. But I didn’t say so at the time. 

We galloped and galloped over the plains. We rode long and aimlessly, just enjoying the wild run. Freedom. Neeeiigh!

The afternoon came, and that’s when my memory starts to fail me.

Something horrible happened during the ride, but I cannot remember what it was or how it happened. My only recollection is a sharp, sudden ray of light and a strange sound. Then everything went black. I think I must have passed out.

When I came around, I was woozy and unable to orientate. Night had fallen. It had started to rain, and thunder was rumbling in the distance. Perhaps the rain woke me. Or maybe the cold. But the worst part was that I couldn’t sense Lisa’s presence any more. 

Dazed, freezing, and lost, I wandered aimlessly. Just before dawn I found my way to Jorvik Stables and hoped to find Lisa there. But no. And she’s been gone ever since. Prrfffff…

Objectives: Listen to Starshine’s tale.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 30 XP

Reputation: 10 with Keepers of Aideen

There is more to Starshine’s story of woe.

starshine

My despair is endless. I have spent many long weeks in search for my beloved Lisa. I’ve looked all over. Right now I’m searching beneath every leaf in the Greendale Forest, but soon I won’t have anywhere else to look. Sniff. My heart is heavy with grief.

Quest completed

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New Hope

starshine

Oh? You’re saying you’ve received reliable indications that Lisa’s been rendered defenseless and hidden in the Grey Mountains? Interesting… Very interesting. I have a partial memory of having taken a trip to the northern part of the mountain. It might be so. I have looked there without finding anything, but maybe I haven’t looked close enough.

Will you help me look for Lisa and follow up on your new clues?

Objectives: Will you help Starshine?

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP

Reputation: 10 with Keepers of Aideen

Starshine needs your help.

starshine

 Neigh! Neigh! I’m forever grateful for your assistance. As you know, I’ve been looking all over, and I’m starting to become rather desperate. If Lisa was here somewhere I would be able to sense her presence, and I cannot. That can mean one out of two things. Either she’s not here, or she’s… 

Or she’s gone. Sniff. But your new information gives me renewed hope that we can find her. At least I hope we can find a clue. One, tiny indication on what has befallen her.

Quest completed

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Search Party in Norther Grey Mountains

starshine

We’ll search through the northern range of the Grey Mountains. On your map, I’ve marked some interesting places to look. I know certain locations will be a bit tricky to find, Lisa and I rode all over the place.

Let’s meet in the area after we’ve performed the search.

I’ll be looking in some of the more hard-to-find locations. You’ll be able to see me on your map, so it won’t be a problem finding me in the area later, when we’re due to report our findings.

Prrffff. Neigh!

Good luck Rita, my friend. Now let’s find Lisa!

Objectives: Search the places marked down on the map. Afterwards, report to Starshine, who also is looking nearby.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 30 XP

Reputation: 10 with Keepers of Aideen

The location you need to search to complete the quest is off of Dew Mountain Road. Coming from the south, turn off the road to the left at the bottom of the first big hill (if you get to the bridge, you’ve gone too far), and go up the small hill to cliffside and branches piled on the side of cliff. When you search the branches, you will uncover a strange silhouette that has been burned into the rock.

quest-burned_silhouette

 self

Something isn’t quite right about this spot… No natural fire could have caused this. And there seems to be a muddle of old tracks on the ground…”

Quest completed

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A Singed Clue

self

“A strange silhouette. The tracks here are too old and obscured to render any useful information. Better find Starshine and show him this curious scene.”

Objectives: Locate Starshine and tell him what you’ve discovered. You’ll find Starshine nearby.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 10 with Keepers of Aideen

Starshine can be found wandering around across the road. He is also noted as a green dot on your minimap.

starshine

A blackened mountain wall? A spot that’s been burned by unnatural fire? Old tracks? Very interesting! Prrfffff-neigh!

Quest completed

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A Closer Inspection

starshine

Show me where it is! Let’s go to this strange spot you’ve found.

Objectives: Ride the nearest way to the strange spot with the charred mountain wall.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP

Reputation: 10 with Keepers of Aideen

Follow Starshine back to the silhouette.

starshine

By the life-giving light of Aideen! You’ve found an important clue! This must be the spot where we were subjected to that dazzling light which took us by surprise. There’s something familiar about that silhouette, don’t you think? Hmm…

Quest completed

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Comb Through the Area

starshine

Look! All these foot and hoof prints indicate that we actually got ambushed! The cowardly perpetrators must have nested behind those bushes by the cliff over there, waiting to assault us in this horrendous way…

So you’re saying it was the Dark Riders who conducted this cowardly assault and took Lisa? After seeing this, I’m afraid your information is correct. They’ll pay dearly for this. If they’ve harmed as much as a single red hair on her head, I’ll personally see to it that those infernal Dark Riders are sent to the darkest darkness of Eternity!

We’ll comb the area for more clues. We’ll turn every grassy knoll upside down until we’ve found something that gives us the answers we seek.

Objectives: Look through the area for more clues!

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 30 XP

Reputation: 10 with Keepers of Aideen

When facing the burned wall, turn to the left, and go up the hill to the top of the small cliff. The area you need to search is farther back, in a small ditch surrounded by pine trees.

quest-hidden_rift

 

self

“The brushwork and old logs concealed a Pandoric crack! Who has hidden the rift and why?”

Quest completed

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The Hidden Crack

self

“Tell Starshine about the Pandoric crack.”

Objectives: Tell Starshine of your latest discovery.

Reputation: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 10 with Keepers of Aideen

Return to Starshine and tell him what you found. He is wandering around down by the burned silhouette.

starshine

A hidden Pandoric crack? That sounds alarming. While you were gone, I found tracks of burning hooves in the grass. Dark Riders are behind this, no doubt.

Whatever can that crack mean…?

Quest completed

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An Unsettling Sensation

starshine

Take me to this hidden crack! I have an uneasy feeling in my belly. Nee-eigh! Look! You can easily distinguish drag marks on the ground over there which seem to lead in the direction you say we’re going. 

Objectives: Take Starshine to the hidden crack.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 10 with Keepers of Aideen

Ride with Starshine up to the hidden crack.

starshine

Oh, Rita. Sniff. By the lights of Aideen. I think the evil Dark Riders have hidden our beloved Lisa inside the crack. They must have cast some sort of forbidden, black magic and succeeded in sending Lisa to Pandoria! She could be lost forever, captured in a jumble of entangled time and twisted space! Nee-e-eigh!

Helloo? Lisa? Are you down there?

Can you hear me, Lisa?

It’s me! Your Starshine!

Helloo? Are you there?

Know what, Rita? I actually believe I sense some kind of presence of someone that could be Lisa…

Quest completed

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The Voice From Beyond

starshine

Do you feel it, Rita? It feels like Lisa’s here, yet far away at the same time. Everything is spinning… I hear someone whispering. A voice trying to reach out…

Helloo?

Lisa?

Objectives: Listen to the dialogue.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 35 XP

Reputation: 10 with Keepers of Aideen

The scene unfolds before you.

poor_lisa

…Oooooo… Oooo. o o o O o o o … Oooo… Ooooo….

Oo-oo?

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starshine

Helloo? Lisa?

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poor_lisa

Hellooooo…? It’s me, Lisaaaaa….

Who’s there?

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starshine

Lisa! It is I, Starshine! How can we help you?

Um… Are you alive?

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poor_lisa

I’m aliiiiiive. Starshiiiiiiine. My daaaaarling Starshine!

I am lost here. It’s pink…

It’s Pandoria.

I’m captured beyond our time and spaaaaaace.

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starshine

Lisa! Lisa! There must be a way to save you!

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poor_lisa

…ooooooo…. Oooooo. O-ooooo… 

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starshine

Lisa?

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poor_lisa

…Sleeping Widow… Wake!

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starshine

A sleeping widow? Umm… Is someone a bit gone in the head?

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poor_lisa

Ooooo… Wake her! Wake her up! Wake the Sleeping Widow! She’s the only one who can save me.

I see you Starshine. I see you… Oooooo… I’m passing into the ages. For you, time is of the essence. For me, it’s everlasting.

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starshine

Yes, Lisa. We will wake the Sleeping Widow. Who is it? And how?

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poor_lisa

Wake! Wake! Wake up the Widow and hep me out. You stay behind, Starshine, and keep the crack open until the Widow has awoken.

Stay!

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starshine

I won’t leave you here! We’ll wake that… Widow. I promise, Lisa.

I promise.

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poor_lisa

Hurry… Oooo…. I can no longer see… It’s so… So pink…

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starshine

Hold on, Lisa!

Hold out!

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poor_lisa

….Oooooo…

…oooo…

-.-.-.-.-.-.-

starshine

Lisa! You are gone now, but I will stay with you! Hold out, beloved Lisa! Do not fear Pandoria. You know how to resist it!

You can! I know you can!

My entire being is torn between despair and hope! We’ve found Lisa, but she may be beyond our rescue.

Rita! We need to get her out of there! Now! Whoever that Sleeping Widow is, she must be woken at any cost so she can aid us in rescuing Lisa!

Do you know who it is?

Quest completed

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Urgent Errand

starshine

We have no idea who the Sleeping Widow is. But you think Linda might know? Ingenious! Ask her!

I’m going to stay behind and see to that the crack doesn’t close, while I’m trying to keep contact with Lisa. When and if the Sleeping Widow awakens, and if she actually can release Lisa from the Pandoric prison, I need to be here to help her out. 

Full speed ahead to the Vineyard! For Lisa! See you later!

Objectives: Locate Linda by the Vineyard and see if she knows who the Sleeping Widow is.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 10 with Keepers of Aideen

Ride to the Vineyard. Linda can be found in her usual spot near the stables.

linda

Hi, Rita! I’me going out for a ride, want to come with? No? You look like you’re in a hurry. What’s going on?

Quest completed

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Who is the Sleeping Widow?

linda

You and Starshine found Lisa?! That’s incredible! But the bad news is that she needs rescuing from Pandoria, and Lisa says it can only be done by waking a sleeping widow? Ah! “The Sleeping Widow,” she’s talking about a specific individual that goes by that name, I see.

No, I don’t know who it might be. I’ll go the Manor’s library and hit the books.

Ask the Baroness if she knows something while you wait. You can find me in the library later. I’ll just park Meteor first.

Objectives: Ask the Baroness about the Sleeping Widow while Linda looks through the books in the library.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 10 with Keepers of Aideen

Ride over to the front of the Manor and speak with the Baroness there.

baroness

Good day, Rita! Another lovely day among the grape vines on the plantation, am I right?

Quest completed

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Does the Baroness Know of the Sleeping Widow?

baroness

If I know anything about a sleeping widow? No, Rita. I do know of quite many widows, one does so at my respectable age, but none of them strikes me as someone who’s sleeping exceptionally much, and thus have gotten such a nickname. Unfortunately I cannot help you with this matter.

You’ll have to trust that Linda finds something in the library books. She might have found something of interest already.

Objectives: Speak to Linda in the library.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 10 with Keepers of Aideen

Dismount your horse to enter the library, and speak with Linda there.

linda

The Baroness didn’t know? Okay, bad luck. We need to trust the knowledge of these books, then. Let’s see… I need to read that book. And that one. And that one as well…

If the Spy Master can help us? I don’t think so. He does know a lot, but he doesn’t know everything. I think he over-exaggerates his own image somewhat, and cultivates a picture of himself that is way too legendary.

And that book… And that…

Quest completed

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Does the Spy Master Know?

linda

Why don’t you pay the Spy Master a visit while I look through these books for information? You could ask him if he knows anything about the Sleeping Widow. It’s beyond his field of expertise, so he’s unlikely to know, but if you like and you’ve got nothing else to do, you could always head over there and ask him. It may not yield anything, but no harm could come from it. Take the horse transport. It’s quick and easy.

Objectives: Visit the Spy Master in his grotto in the northern mountains and ask him who the Sleeping Widow is.

Rewards: 12 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 5 with Keepers of Aideen

Ride or transport to the Spy Master’s Hideout and speak with him there.

spy_master

I’ve been expecting you. I know why you’re here, but why don’t we make normal conversation out of it anyway and you tell me why you’ve come.

Quest completed

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The Spy Master’s Answer

spy_master

The Sleeping Widow. It’s a living being who’s lost its husband. It’s a woman, possibly widowed… And, let me see… Um… She’s also sleeping.

She’s also rather unknown. Or maybe “sleeping” pertains to some blindness to the outside world, what do I know?

That’s all I can tell, unfortunately? Is it enough?

Objectives: Listen to the Spy Master’s response.

Rewards: 16 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 5 with Keepers of Aideen

The Spy Master knows all… Or does he??

spy_master

No? Hm… I’m sorry Rita, that’s all I can say. However, I’m convince your friend Linda will find the answer in one of the books, if she hasn’t already. Sooner rather than later.

And you know what? The right book is always the last one you look through.

Quest completed

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Back to Linda With No Answer

spy_master

See you later, Rita!

Objectives: Tell Linda she was right, the Spy Master did not know.

Rewards: 16 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 5 with Keepers of Aideen

Ride or transport back to the Vineyard. Dismount your horse to enter the library, and find Linda inside.

linda

I suspected he wouldn’t know anything about the Sleeping Widow. But now you know he doesn’t know everything. He knows a lot though. He has a network of skilled spies which is made up mostly of squirrels. He is very valuable when it comes to certain kinds of information.

I’ll keep looking through these books and let you know when I find anything.

Quest completed

Return to Linda tomorrow.

Day 83, A Travelling Horse Market; Cape West Fishing Village

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The following quests are only available when the market is at Cape West Fishing Village.

Seasick Horses Need Medicine!

ferdinand

Ah! My dear Rita! How wonderful that you’ve come to see us! You’re like a lovely little spring flower; it always cheers us up so much when you stop by. If you’re looking for something to do, maybe you could help me with a little errand? Ooh, wonderful Rita, that’s really nice of you!

It’s such a shame… Our lovely horses are feeling a little seasick after our journey here on the barge. They usually deal quite well with being at sea, but this time it seems to have been a bit too much for them. Thinking about it, our old friend Carin at Goldenleaf Stables could probably help us out. I seem to remember something happening last time they were seasick, but hey, my memory isn’t what it used to be, dear Rita. Hurry along to Carin and be sure to say hello to her from me!

Objectives: Ask Carin to help the horses get rid of their seasickness.

Rewards: 25 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 100 with Ferdinand’s Horse Market

Carin should know of a helpful remedy for the horses.

carin

Hello there Rita. What can I do for you?

Quest completed

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An Herbal Remedy Against Seasickness

carin

Sooo… Ferdinand and Eddie’s horses are seasick again. Tsk, don’t they remember what happened last time? Ah well, of course I’ll help again, but Ferdinand really should know better by now!

The best thing for their seasickness is to give them fresh beach flowers to munch on, it usually makes the worst of the seasickness subside. These beach flowers grow all around the island, so take a look around and pick as many as you need then come back to me.

Rita, you must only pick green beach flowers. It’s important not to pick the red ones because they’re a protected species as you maybe know. Only green. No red. Understood? Great!

Off you go now!

Objectives: Gather green beach flowers and return to Carin. Don’t pick red ones, they’re a protected species!

Rewards: 25 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 100 with Ferdinand’s Horse Market

Ride out on the beach surrounding the stable, and pick only the green flowers. If you pick a red flower, you will fail the quest and have to start over.

When you have picked enough green flowers, return to Carin.

carin

Oh! I see you’ve got those lovely green beach flowers!

Quest competed

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Back to Seasick Horses

carin

Here you go, Rita! Your green beach flowers. Give them to Ferdinand and tell him that he needs to mix them in with their food and he should notice they’ll feel better almost straight away.

Say hi to Ferdinand and Eddie from me. See you soon!

Objectives: Ride back to Ferdinand.

Rewards: 25 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 100 with Ferdinand’s Horse Market

Return to Ferdinand with the remedy for the sick horses.

ferdinand

Oh, the green flowers!

Quest completed

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Horses on the Loose in Cape West!

ferdinand

Oh, jumping jellyfish! Rita, I can’t believe it’s happened again! All the horses are loose!

Good grief, once they’d eaten up all their beach flowers, they really seemed to get much better. Seems as though they’re feeling a little bit too perky. The second I had my back turned, they just made a break for it This happens every time we come to Golden Hills Valley. I’m sure they were only play-acting when they looked so seasick; they knew they’d get some tasty beach flowers from me to fix them up so perhaps they were just planning to run away all along. 

Look, they’re dashing around here… You see them, but they don’t seem to be in a hurry to come back.

Could you round them up for us, Rita? It’s just a case of finding them; they’ll come right back afterwards. Sometimes their frolicking drives me crazy, but if these zesty little moments never happened then everything would get rather boring, don’t you think?

Good luck Rita, and be sure to have a good look; those horses really can fly when they feel like it!

Objectives: Find all the loose horses in Cape West Fishing Village.

Rewards: 25 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP

Reputation: 100 with Ferdinand’s Horse Market

Chase down all of the horses, and when you get close to them, they will stop. When you have caught all of the horses, return to Ferdinand.

ferdinand

Hoho, you did a great job Rita! All of the horses are finally back where they belong. Next time we’re here, we won’t fall for the same nonsense again!

Quest completed

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Rent for the Horse Market at Golden Hills Valley

eddie

Hello Rita! Do you think you could help me with a little errand? I haven’t got time to leave the market just now, but the rent needs to be paid. You’re one of my most trustworthy friends, so I could certainly rely on you to get this envelope of Jorvik Shillings to Mayor Klaus in Cape West Fishing Village. It’ll be light work for a ride of your ability. 

You’ll do it? Oh, thank you Rita!

Objectives: Give the rent money to Mayor Klaus in Cape West Fishing Village.

Rewards: 25 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 100 with Ferdinand’s Horse Market

Ride up into the village square and give the Mayor the rent money.

mayor_klaus

Hello there Rita. Ah look, the rent from Ferdinand and Eddie. Marvelous. Give them my regards.

Quest completed

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A Big Thank You from Ferdinand and Eddie

ferdinand

Dearest Rita, you’ve really been a huge help for us here in Golden Hills Valley. If you hadn’t helped us to find all the horses, we’d have been forced to search for them all night long. 

Eddie and I had a little chat earlier on, and we both decided that we wanted to give you a gift, you know, to say thanks for all you’ve done for us. Eddie has been fixing it up and I think she’s finished. You go talk to her and you’ll get a really lovely present from us, and nope, I’m saying nothing about what it is. That would only spoil the surprise! So long, dear Rita, see you soon.

Objectives: Talk with Eddie at the Horse Market.

Rewards: 150 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP, Loud and Colorful Hawaiian Shirt

Rewards: 500 with Ferdinand’s Horse Market

Speak to Eddie about the present.

eddie

Hello Rita! Here, I’ve dug this out of the caravan for you. It’s a lovely little thing I got which Ferdinand wore on our wedding day. I’m certain it’ll suit you perfectly! Here you go. Until next time Rita.

Quest completed

Day 82, A Travelling Horse Market; Silverglade

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The following quests are only available when the market is at Silverglade.

Hay’s Not the Only Thing for Horses

ferdinand

Oh, dearest Rita, it’s truly lovely that you’ve come up to see us. You’re a little ray of sunshine sent to brighten up our day, you mark my words! If you’ve got a little spare time, do you think you might help us out with a tiny errand? Ah, wonderful Rita! That’s really lovely of you.

You see, our horses are looking a little bit sad. They’ve been eating hay, hay and only hay for a while now, so clearly they could use a little variation. Couldn’t you ride on over to our old friend Barney who lives away over by the silos and ask him if he has any spare carrots? Our horses really love carrots and they’re always happiest when they’re munching on Barney’s vegetables! Hmm… I wonder what happened last time they’d eaten Barney’s vegetables? I’ve got it in the back of my mind that something weird happened. Meh, my memory isn’t what it used to be, dear Rita. Trot over to Barney and tell him I said hello!

Objectives: Ask Barney for some carrots to give to the horses at the market.

Rewards: 25 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 100 with Ferdinand’s Horse Market

Yummy, yummy, veggies in my tummy.

barney

Why hello there Rita! What luck you happened to stop by!

Quest completed

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The Vuvuzela is the Rodent’s Best Frenemy

barney

Oh, no, no, no, it’s horrific! There are little rodents all over my field! I need to get rid of them, but my approach doesn’t seem to be working.. The little beasties are too clever for old Barney. Can’t you give it a go, Rita? It’s not that tricky, but I guess you’d have to be quicker and more cunning than I am if you’re going to have a chance of getting close enough. 

Here, have a look at this: my vuvuzela! A ghastly instrument, but super effective when it comes to scaring the living daylights out of vermin. If you can get close enough to the little good-for-nothings before you blast on my vuvuzela, you’ll see that they run for their lives!

Objectives: Sneak up on the rodents and scare them away by blowing on the vuvuzela.

Rewards: 25 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 100 with Ferdinand’s Horse Market

Approach the rodents from behind, for if they see you, they will jump back down in their holes. When you sneak up on them, use the horn on them to scare them away. When you have rid the field of the rodents, return to Barney.

barney

Haha! What a sight it was to see you sneaking up and blowing the vuvuzela on those little monsters! Thanks a lot Rita!

Quest completed

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Carrots to the Horses!

barney

So, was there something in particular you wanted? Carrots for Ferdinand and Eddie?

Why of course! Here’s a huge batch of my best carrots. Tell them I said hello; it’s been far too long since we saw each other!

Objectives: Take the carrots to Ferdinand.

Rewards: 25 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 100 with Ferdinand’s Horse Market

Hopefully the horses will be happy with this.

ferdinand

Ooh, I see you’ve got some carrots with you! The horses are going to be in a much better mood now, that’s for sure.

Quest completed

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Horses on the Loose!

ferdinand

Darn it Rita, I can’t believe it’s happened again! All the horses are loose!

Oh goodness gracious, once they’d eaten the carrots they really seemed to lighten up, perhaps a little too much… After only eating hay for such a long time, they got really hyper after tasting such delicious carrots and just bolted away. How could I make the same mistake again!? This happens every time we come to Silverglade. I’m sure they were only play-acting when they looked so down in the dumps; they knew they’d get some tasty carrots from me to cheer them up so perhaps they were just planning to run away all along. 

Look, they’re dashing around here… You can see them, but they don’t seem to be a hurry to come back.

Could you round them up for us, Rita? It’s just a case of finding them; they’ll come right back afterwards. Sometimes their mischief drives me crazy, but if these spicy little moments never happened then everything would get rather boring, don’t you think? 

Good luck Rita, and be sure to have a good look; those horses really can gallop when they feel like it!

Objectives: Find all the horses that are running around Silverglade Village.

Rewards: 25 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP

Reputation: 100 with Ferdinand’s Horse Market

Chase after the horses, and when you get close to them, they will stop. When you have caught all of the horses, return to Ferdinand.

ferdinand

Hey! You did it Rita! All the horses are back in their rightful places. Next time we’re here I’ll see to it that this kind of nonsense doesn’t happen again, I can promise you.

Quest completed

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Rent for the Silverglade Horse Market

eddie

Hello Rita! Do you think you could help me with a little errand? I haven’t got time to leave the market just now, but the rent needs to be paid. You’re one of my most trustworthy friends, so I could certainly rely on you to get this envelope of Jorvik Shillings to the Council Man in Silverglade Village. It’ll be light work for a rider of your ability.

You’ll do it? Oh, thank you Rita!

Objectives: Give the envelope containing Jorvik Shillings to the Council Man in Silverglade.

Rewards: 25 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 100 with Ferdinand’s Horse Market

Ride to the Council Man in Silverglade Village, to give him the rent for the Horse Market.

council_man

Hello there Rita. Good to see you’ve got the rent from Ferdinand and Eddie, thanks a lot. Say hello to them from me!

Quest completed

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A Big Thank You from Ferdinand and Eddie

ferdinand

Dearest Rita, you’ve really been a huge help for us here in Silverglade Village. If you hadn’t helped us to find all the horses, we’d have been forced to search for them all night long.

Eddie and I had a little chat earlier on, and we both decided that we wanted to give you a gift, you know, to say thanks for all you’ve done for us. Eddie has been fixing it up and I think she’s finished now. You go talk to her and you’ll get a really lovely present from us, and nope, I’m saying nothing about what it is. That would only spoil the surprise! So long, dear Rita, see you soon.

Objectives: Talk with Eddie at the Horse Market.

Rewards: 150 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP, Banana T-Shirt

Reputation: 500 with Ferdinand’s Horse Market

Speak to Eddie about the gift.

eddie

Hi Rita! Now you get to see what I’ve found for you in our caravan. It’s so lovely, I got it as a birthday present way back when I was a young girl, and I think it’ll look perfect on you. Here you go! See you soon Rita.

Quest completed

Big Eyed Fish

A few weeks back, the bestie and I went together to see our favorite band, Dave Matthews Band, at Summerfest.

The bestie claims he’s a bigger fan than I am, but I beg to differ. At least I brought a camera. What kind of fan doesn’t bring a camera to document their awesome time? ;)

I took quite a lot of pictures but I culled them down to my favorites to share with you all. Enjoy!

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Day 81, Crisis Solved

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Speak to Big Bonny — er, Herman — by her house in Silverglade, to see how you can help her fix the clock.

Tools for Repair

big_bonny

Hello Rita.

Now. I’ve been up into the clock tower and taken a little look at the machinery. It’s possible to fix it, in fact for a champion such as myself, nothing is impossible. But just because it’s possible doesn’t mean it’s easy. There’s just one tiny little snag…

When I fled Silverglade Village, I was so angry with myself that I threw all of my tools into the fountain. I forgot that I’d done that. I need them though, otherwise I can’t do anything about that broken clock!

I don’t dare to move an inch outside my door, imagine what would happen if someone recognized me?! You though, my petal, have freedom to roam about unchallenged; nobody suspects you of anything… Ride over to the fountain and collect my precious tools. Ride! Hurry!

Objectives: Find the Clockmaker’s tools in the Silverglade Village fountain.

Rewards: 20 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 10 with Silverglade Village

Ride down to the fountain the the middle of the town square and fish out the tools. Return to Bonny when you have all of them.

big_bonny

Ooohh, Rita! My tools! My precious tools! Thank you so mu… But… They’re totally ruined! Oh my goldfish, why?! Why does this kind of baloney always happen to me?! MEEEE?!

WHYYY MEEEEEEEEE?!

WHHHHHYYYYYYYY… Cough… Cough…

(You thump Big Bonny on the back.)

Quest completed

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Oiling Up the Mechanisms

big_bonny

Even if my tools were repaired, it still would count for nothing. We need oil to lubricate the mechanisms. Actually, quite a lot of oil since it’s stood still for all these years. Who would even have any oil around these parts anyway? Nobody. No chance. Nobody, say I!

What? Steve? Oh yeah, he’s probably got oil.

But even so, dear Rita! It’s still a road to nowhere! It’ll never work! It’s a pathway to defeat! A highway to fiasco!

You want to try anyway? Sigh. Go right ahead if you want to fribble away your time. Here’s an empty oil bottle. Go and talk to Steve if you like…

Objectives: Ask Steve for oil.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 10 with Silverglade Village

Ride out to Steve’s farm and ask him if he has any oil you can spare.

steve

Oil? Why, yes I do indeed have some black gold right here!

Quest completed

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Topping Up the Oil

steve

Y’know there’s oil in that there tank, right Rita?

Hmm? You think it’s diesel? Meh, it’s not that big a difference. One thing you should know about my diesel is that it’s particularly oily diesel, so it’ll work just as well. Trust me! Believe in Steve!

All you need to do is take your bottle and fill it on up. I’m sure you can do that yourself.

Objectives: Fill up the oil from the tank at Steve’s farm.

Rewards: 25 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 5 with Silverglade Village

Ride over to the large green tank on the outside of the stable building, behind where the for sale Friesians are located. Use the oil can from your inventory, then speak to Steve when you have filled it up.

steve

So there you go! Now you’ve got a full bottle of oil. Or diesel. Or, well, yeah. Diesel oil…

Quest completed

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Back to the Clockmaker with the Diesel Oil

steve

And so you have a full bottle of diesel oil, Rita. Hope it’ll be of use! Take care, see ya!

Objectives: Ride back to Big Bonny with the oil.

Rewards: 30 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 15 with Silverglade Village

Check that crisis off our list!

big_bonny

Pfff…

Hmm? You’ve filled the bottle with oil? Ooh! Excellent! Maybe there’s a chance the winds of luck could change after all!

Quest completed

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Tools Need to Be Repaired

big_bonny

Ugh, what a disaster… Just as I thought I was going to be able to return to my regular old life, the wicked fingers of chance crush my dreams like crumbly little cookies. How can life be so hideous and unkind?! My tools are destroyed!

If they can be repaired? Never. Impossible. How would that even work?! It’s over now, Rita. It’s all over. Just let me slither back into that sack and you can take me back to the silo.

Sniffle…

Hmm? You want to give a go at repairing the tools?

That’ll only work when pigs fly, my treasure. Useless idea.

What’s that? You have friends who can help you? The blacksmith? Meh, he’s very good, but not even his wonderful, skilled hands could work the kind of magic we need here.

Meh. Nope. Things can’t get any worse than they are now, so it doesn’t matter whether you give it a try or not. You may as well, but don’t be surprised if it doesn’t work out…

Objectives: Go to the blacksmith with the Clockmaker’s tools.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 5 with Silverglade Village

Ride to Conrad in Moorland and ask him if he can fix the tools.

conrad_marsdeen

Greetings to you, Rita. Might I help you with something?

Quest completed

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The Blacksmith’s Toughest Job

conrad_marsdeen

Repair the Clockmaker’s tools?

These little bundles of nothing aren’t really something I’d usually take a second look at, but because it’s you and you’re asking so nicely, I can make an exception. Anything for my friend Rita…

It’s not a simple project you’re asking me to work on. In fact, it’s probably the toughest thing you could ask a blacksmith to do, even a blacksmith as experienced as I.

In order for me to even begin work on this mighty undertaking, I’ll need your help. You need to find a special type of iron from the heart of Garnok, deep, deep, down in the volcano which sprayed death and destruction all over Jorvik. It’s a perilous journey, full of danger… You’ll be away from the safe embrace of Jorvik for quite some time. 

Worry not, little Rita, I’ll help you. In that box over there by the house, there’s a tent you can borrow for the journey. Fetch it and I can tell you more. 

Objectives: Fetch the tent and talk to the blacksmith again.

Rewards: 20 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 10 with Silverglade

A tent: the most important of travel provisions.

conrad_marsdeen

Excellent, you’ve got the tent. Good. Now, listen carefully…

Your journey to the heart of Garnok is going to take at least a month, and during that time, you’re not going to be able to see any of your friends or your horses. Horses are forbidden where you’re going, so you’re going to have to leave Summerblaze behind as well. A whole month without your friends or horses. It’s a serious sacrifice but I’m happy I can rely on you to see it through.

So, Rita… Are you ready to start your journey?

Quest completed

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Journey to the Heart of Garnok

conrad_marsdeen

Hahaha!

Heeheeheeeee!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

I was just joking, Rita! Pulling your leg! Rattling your cage! What a completely world-class joke! I don’t just forge the best tools, I forge the best jokes as well! Pffahahahahahaha!!

Those tools were so easy to repair that I managed to fix the whole lot while you were rummaging around in that box over there.

Heeeeeeeeheeheehee!! What a totally outrageous joke I just released upon you. This joke is going to be talked about by my children… And my children’s children… And my children’s children’s children! In a hundred years, they’ll still be talking about the funniest joke in the history of all Jorvik!

Here are the tools, Rita. Give them to your friend the Clockmaker. 

Objectives: Ride back to Big Bonny with the newly-repaired tools.

Rewards: 25 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 25 with Silverglade Village

Who knew stuffy old Conrad had a sense of humor? And a vain one at that…

Big Bonny will be happy to have her tools fixed.

big_bonny

Sigh. It all came to nothing, didn’t it? Just as I predicted, a total disaster. Another disappointment. Another tragic chapter in my heartbreaking story.

If I want to see the tools? Pff. Nah. What difference would it make?

What…? Wait…! They look like new! Have I been released from the claws of fate? Have the winds of my destiny finally changed?!

Quest completed

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Master Clockmaker’s Apprentice

big_bonny

Now maybe there’s a chance for us after all Rita! Now the hour is upon us. We’re going to try to repair the clock!

It’s a very serious defect and if I wasn’t such a master clockmaker, I would probably have been forced to give up. But don’t be afraid, young Rita! I shall give you all the knowledge you need to repair it!

Why am I not doing it myself? Well, I’m sure you understand that it was a deeply troubling and emotional experience for me to come back to the scene of my own personal apocalypse, and I genuinely don’t believe I’ll ever be able to go there again. I was about to faint and fall down while I was up there! That could easily have been the end for me… Plummeting to an early grave.

I can’t go back. I won’t go back. And I can’t go back. I’d like very much for you to help me with this, Rita. Not for my sake, but for the sake of the sweet, sweet villagers! Don’t leave them high and dry, forced to live every day in a meaningless, clockless life.

You’ll help me? Miraculously marvelous!

Now I’m going to tell you exactly what you need to do. The most important thing is that you carry out the steps in the right order. If you do it right, the clock will tick once more! If you do it wrong, then you just need to cross your fingers you’ve not flubbed and fumbled it too badly and come back to me so you can have another try.

Here’s what you need to do:

Step 1. Use the wrench on the wheel by the clock face.

Step 2. Pour oil into the big funnel.

Step 3. Use the clock winding key to wind up the spring.

Step 4. Pull the lever to start the clock.

Step 5. Cross your fingers!

Step 6. There are no more steps.

Good luck!

Objectives: Repair the clock like this:

Step 1. Use the wrench on the wheel by the clock face.

Step 2. Pour oil into the big funnel.

Step 3. Use the clock winding key to wind up the spring.

Step 4. Pull the lever to start the clock.

Step 5. Cross your fingers!

Step 6. There are no more steps.

Rewards: 100 Jorvik Shillings, 50 XP

Reputation: 75 with Silverglade Village

Dismount your horse to enter the clock tower. If you forget the order of the steps, be sure to check your quest log to view the quest dialogue again. If you are not sure which item to use, click on the sparkles to tell you what to use.

The wheel for the wrench is at the middle of the tower, up two stairs from the entrance.

The funnel is at the very top of the tower, up three stairs from the wheel.

The spring is also at the middle of the tower, down two stairs from the funnel.

The lever is on the same level as the funnel, up two stairs from the spring.

When you and fixed the clock, return to Big Bonny.

big_bonny

You’ve repaired the clock!

Hooray!

I’ve repaired the clock!!

HOORAY FOR ME!!

I’m a hero! A solid gold hero!

I shan’t forget you, Rita. When I’m awarded a medal – a medal of amazingness – I’ll give you a special mention in my acceptance speech!

Quest completed

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Give the Council Man the Fantastic News!

big_bonny

Now, not to be too much of a big brash smartypants, but I do rather believe that now I’ll get both the medal and probably some flowers from the Council Man. Maybe he’ll even organize a parade or festival in my honor! I’m pretty certain he’ll be doing that. I can see it now… “Carnival á la Big Bonny!” Ohhhh, today is a wonderful, marvelous, magnificent day, my little Rita. Come on, let’s go!

Objectives: Meet Big Bonny at the Council Man’s place in Silverglade Village.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 10 with Silverglade Village

I’m sure the Council Man will be just ecstatic. He’ll jump for joy!

council_man

Oh, hello. Clockmaker Big Bonny… Not seen you for a while.

Quest completed

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An Unexpected Anticlimax

council_man

Well, well, Big Bonny! Nice to see you again.

Listen, while you’re here, do you think you could have a look at that broken clock? Nice one.

Hmm? Oh, it’s fixed already. Neat.

Yep, well, excellent. Thanks for that. Now, you’ll have to excuse me, I’ve got lots to be getting on with. Bye.

Objectives: Tell Big Bonny what the Council Man said.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 10 with Silverglade Village

Tell Big Bonny what the Council Man said of her return.

big_bonny

Wh… What did he say?

He hasn’t even noticed I’ve been away… Am I that insignificant? Mmmmeeeeeeehhh, am I not worth more than that?!

Sniffle…

Quest completed

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An Inconsolable Clockmaker

big_bonny

So, nobody’s even noticed that I’ve been away for five years.

This is horrendous. 

I’m worthless. A little, meaningless insect. An ant. A louse. A tiny beetle.

I’m a pointless little cockroach!

Sniffle, sniffle…

Excuse me Rita, I have to return to the silo and live out the rest of my pointless cockroachy days in sorrow and loneliness…

Objectives. Talk to the Council Man again.

Rewards: 25 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP

Reputation: 45 with Silverglade Village

Tell the Council Man that Big Bonny is upset.

council_man

Hi Rita, can I help you with something?

Why does Big Bonny look so sad? What’s happened?

What? Cockroach? Oh, now I understand. So she’s lived in exile for years because she made a mistake that she thought would destroy the whole village? Now she’s repaired the broken clock and thought she’d be carried through the streets in celebration?

How should we go about fixing this Rita? Everyone has wristwatches and cellphones these days, there’s nobody who really needs the Town Hall clock, it’s mostly just nice to look at. Hmm… Well we have to try and get Big Bonny in a better word, don’t we Rita? Let me have another word with her.

Quest completed

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An Unbelievably Unbelievable Job

council_man

Clockmaker Big Bonny? Please do excuse my earlier performance.

You see, without the Town Hall clock to wake me every morning, I’ve slept so badly recently that I’ve basically turned into a zombie. I think that’s why my reaction earlier was so, umm… Casual. Now the news has had a chance to sink into my head. Not as sharp as I used to be, you see.

What you have done is totally wonderful!

Just think, when you left town we were so completely furious and thoroughly disappointed in you, and we just couldn’t understand how you could have left us with a broken clock. But after some time, we began to understand what a terribly difficult job you had, especially after each and everyone of us tried to get up there and fix the clock, each one of us failing horribly! Now you’re back, and in less than a day you’ve got  everything fixed. You’re a true hero!

As a thank you for your efforts, I hereby declare you Silverglade Clockmaker of the highest order!

Clockmaker Big Bonny, thank you again! Please never leave the village again! We couldn’t survive without you!

Objectives: Talk to Big Bonny.

Rewards: 200 Jorvik Shillings, 30 XP, Clockmaker’s Waistcoat

Reputation: 50 with Silverglade Village

Big Bonny finally gets the recognition she expected!

big_bonny

Oh, Rita I absolutely knew it! Not to be big-headed, but like he said: without me, the village would never survive.

That’s decided: I’ll never leave the village again. Never ever!

Thank you for all your help Rita!

Here’s a lovely little thing for you as a token of my gratitude. Now, I have to get myself home again, because as I’m sure you understand, there’s quite a lot of cleaning to do after five years in exile! Come and visit me should you ever find the time. Goodbye!

Quest completed

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