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I’ve been wanting to practice my art more and also make a little money while doing it, so I’ve been thinking of opening commissions. I wanted to see how many people would possibly be interested.

At the moment, it would only be horses. I can do realistic horses as well as fantasy horses (added wings, horns, different colors, etc) and I will also be offering several different levels of commissions (sketches, or fully colored) as well as premades works. Pricing would range between $5-$15USD and I can do domestic as well as international shipping. [Examples are listed at the bottom of this post.]

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Day 92, Journey into the Valley – Dino Valley Spoiler Alert

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To be able to access these quest you need to have reached level 15.

The Snow Just Won’t Melt

elizabeth_sunbeam

Now it really has been a while… Does the snow up on the mountain pass never melt? There’s been a few unseasonably warm days lately so maybe it’s time to get up there and have a proper check. I know you’re probably fed up watching snow melt, but I’m really, really keen to get into the Valley of the Hidden Dinosaur now!

It’s been a hundred years since people were last there, and a little bit of snow shouldn’t be allowed to stop us!

Objectives: Ride to the Valley of the Hidden Dinosaur and see if the mountain pass is still blocked with ice and snow.

Rewards: 19 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP

Reputation: 15 with Valedale

Ride up the mountain pass near Elizabeth’s house to the top to see if the snow has finally melted. Return to Elizabeth when you have inspected the mountain pass.

elizabeth_sunbeam

Really?! What wonderful news! I had a feeling it’d be fine.. The days have been so sunny and warm lately, I just knew it would have an effect on the mountainside.

Quest completed

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Come On Now! Away You Go!

elizabeth_sunbeam

How exciting! Now the Valley of the Hidden Dinosaur is open and waiting for us to explore! I really want to get my hands on some of the stuff that’s been locked up in that valley for years. It’s such a shame that the mountain pass has been so heavily blocked, otherwise we could have gone there ages ago…

Ah well! Now what are we waiting for?! Ride out and look for a safe way to get through to the valley, then report back to me.

Come on now! Away you go, my friend!

Here’s a little tip: the valley is very isolated, and it might be tough to get out once you get in. Make sure you have some extra space in your rucksack because there’s not going to be any shops or stables in there.

Objectives: Ride on in to the Valley of the Hidden Dinosaur!

Rewards: 5 Jorvik Shillings, 85 XP

Reputation: 10 with Valedale

Ride up the mountain pass and enter the valley through the gap in the snow.

self

A frozen valley thick with freeing mist spreads out beneath the old elevator tower.

Welcome to the Valley of the Hidden Dinosaur!

Quest completed

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The Only Way is Down…

self

No elevator.But it really looks as though it’s possible to get down along the mountainside here…

The ice platforms along the mountainside don’t look as though they’d hold up very long if you step on them. I need to get down without stopping.

Then I won’t be able to come back up the same way. This feels so risky, but you gotta do what you gotta do in the name of adventure! I hope I can find another way up later until then, I’m alone and have nobody to help me…

Objectives: Try to get down the mountainside again without slipping, falling, or letting the ice platforms collapse beneath you!

Rewards: 5 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 10 with Valedale

This quest runs as a race to the bottom of the cliff. The platforms will collapse if you do not maintain at least the first gallop to get across them. You do not need to jump across to the platforms, as long as you are moving fast enough. Follow the arrows to find your way down the cliff. I found it fairly straightforward, and you will have ample enough time to complete even if you do fall a few times.

self

This is the lower part of the elevator tower. The elevator seems as unusable from down here as it is from up there.

Quest completed

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Inspect the Elevator Motor

self

The motor is right here in the middle of the elevator structure’s lower section. I can check it out and see if it’s possible to fix it. If I can fix the elevator, then I’ve got a sure way back to Valedale and Elizabeth can come with me into the Valley of the Hidden Dinosaur without risking death on that dangerous mountainside.

Objectives: Examine the elevator’s motor.

Rewards: 5 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 10 with Valedale

Ride up the ramp to inspect the elevator motor.

self

The motor truly has seen better days. It’s broken, rusty, and out of fuel. Even if it was in better condition, it seems as though it needs to be started using some device or other which must be somewhere nearby.

Quest completed

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Check the Control Room

self

That building over there must be some kind of control room. I need to check it out!

Objectives: Examine the little building by the elevator.

Rewards: 5 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 10 with Valedale

Ride over to the little building and see if you can get inside.

self

This door is padlocked and I can’t get in.

Quest completed

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Find the Key

self

I wonder if there is a key hidden around here somewhere? Around the door frame or under a window, maybe? Maybe the old classic upturned flowerpot?

It’s worth a look… I really want to get into this little building…

Objectives: Look for any keys that might be lying around nearby.

Rewards: 5 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 10 with Valedale

Search the indicated areas nearby until you find the key, then return to the door and use the key from your inventory.

self

Yes! They key fits the lock! The door’s open now!

Quest completed

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Elevator Control Room…

self

This is a control room for the elevator! That control panel looks so old! Looks to be built using the most groundbreaking engineering from the late 19th century.

Definitely needs a closer look to see how messed up the control panel is.

Objectives: Examine the control panel.

Rewards: 5 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 10 with Valedale

Well, let’s see…

self

The control panel looks pretty intact, even though it’s not been used for a hundred years! The building seems to have protected all the delicate machinery from the wind and weather.

Quest completed

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Hidden Beneath the Snow…

self

If I can find things around here that could be used a spare parts, I think I can actually fix this motor. If I can find usable fuel, then I can get the elevator started. I really feel like I need to find a safe way to travel between Valedale and this amazingly exciting Valley! Only then can Elizabeth come here with me.

While I was looking for the key, I noticed a few odds and ends poking up through the snow… There could be things lying all over the place that I could use as spare parts.

I can’t be sure, but I also think I might have seen a diesel canister here somewhere in the snow…

Objectives: Find spare parts for the motor.

Rewards: 5 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 10 with Valedale

Ride around the surrounding area and dig up what you can find that you think will aid in fixing the elevator motor.

self

Seems to be a lot of rag-tag bunch of spare parts. Mostly junk… I guess some of it could be used for a basic repair, though.

Quest completed

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Motoring Through a Repair

self

I’m totally sure the motor can be fixed, even with these random bits of rubbish. I saw a toolbox in the control room someplace. I’ll need that when I’m doing my repairs!

Objectives: Fix the motor with the spare parts.

Rewards: 5 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 10 with Valedale

Go into the control room to pick up the tool box on the floor. Then dismount your horse near the elevator motor to begin fixing it. Continue to use the tool box on the motor until the repair is complete.

self

So! Done! The motor is fixed I think… For now, at least.

Quest completed

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Antique Diesel

self

This tank is filled with hundred-year-old diesel. There’s got to be a can or container of some kind around here somewhere under the snow that I can fill with diesel. That way I can fill up the fuel tank and get the motor going.

Objectives: Find a container in the snow. Fill it with diesel and fill up the elevator motor’s fuel tank.

Rewards: 5 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 10 with Valedale

Search the area for a container. When you have found one, return to the diesel tank to fill up the container. Then take the container and pour it into the giant funnel on the side of the elevator platform.

self

The fuel tank is now filled with loads of really old diesel.

Quest completed

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Is the Elevator Starting?

self

Now to try starting the elevator using the control panel in the control room…

Objectives: Try starting the elevator using the control panel in the control room.

Rewards: 5 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 10 with Valedale

Go into the control room and try to start the motor. Keep trying to start it until you succeed.

self

Yay! It works! For how long though, that’s the question… Probably not entirely without risk to ride in that rickety old elevator…

Quest completed

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First Ride in a Century…

self

I need to give the elevator a test run! Come on, Icerunner, let’s go! We can’t stand around here all day!

Objectives: Give the rickety old elevator a test run…

Rewards: 5 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 10 with Valedale

Dismount your horse near the elevator, then click on the elevator gate to ride. Both sides can take you either up or down, so you do not have to wait for a specific car to take you. Once at the top (or bottom, whichever direction you are going), you can mount your horse again.

self

This ride in the elevator didn’t exactly feel safe, but we made it in one piece! We were lucky, huh Icerunner? We should stay hopeful that it lasts long enough to give us a few more lifts up and down!

Now, thank goodness, we can move pretty freely between Valedale and the Valley! Woop woop!

Quest completed

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The Old Path Reopens!

self

Now everyone can get to the ancient valley, unless they’re afraid of elevators of course…

Time to tell Elizabeth the good news that the elevator is working!

Icerunner, let’s get out of here before your hooves freeze fast to the ground!

Objectives: Report back to Elizabeth.

Rewards: 9 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 15 with Keepers of Aideen

Return to Valedale and tell Elizabeth of your findings.

elizabeth_sunbeam

Hello Rita! Hello Icerunner! Is the lift back in business? I thought I could hear something going on up by the mountainside!

You really think that old thing is safe to travel in?

Quest completed

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Treasures Amongst the Snow and Ice

elizabeth_sunbeam

I have a few things to prepare before I can leave. Probably best that we wait until tomorrow…

Mmm… We can’t wait that long, can we?

There are things in that valley that I really, really want… I’ll get everything together right away and get into the valley using the elevator. While I do that, you can ask Avalon if there’s anything in particular he wants us to bring back from the valley, okay?

Okay! Talk to Avalon here in the village, and we’ll meet beneath the elevator!

Objectives: Ask Avalon if he wants anything from the Valley of the Hidden Dinosaur.

Rewards: 22 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 20 with Keepers of Aideen

Ride over to Avalon’s house across the river, and ask him if there is anything special he would like from the valley.

faceless_druid

Hello Rita! So, the frozen old valley is open again? Hmm… Interesting… Very interesting… Elizabeth wonders if I want something brought back?

Very interesting…

Quest completed

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Meet Elizabeth in the Winter Mist

faceless_druid

I need icenthistles! They grew in the Valley of the Hidden Dinosaur long, long ago, and should still be growing there today. It’s a fantastic plant with all kinds of properties that don’t exist in any other plant in the world!

A very interesting plant, if you ask me…

Off you go and meet Elizabeth, and let her know I want icenthistles!

Objectives: Meet Elizabeth in the Valley of the Hidden Dinosaur and let her know what Avalon wants.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 15 with Keepers of Aideen

Return to the valley and meet Elizabeth at the bottom of the elevator.

elizabeth_sunbeam

Icenthistles? I thought as much. A very interesting plant, you know…

But this place! Wow! It’s so cool, right?

Cold…

Almost a kind of unearthly cold, don’t you think? Do you feel it? I’ve never been this cold in my life. This insane cold actually has an explanation, but meteorological and historical lectures can wait for another time! Now we need to get to work before everyone hears about how the valley is accessible again; they’ll swarm here, trampling all over everything and plundering everything of worth…

Quest completed

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Gather Ice Crystals

elizabeth_sunbeam

There should be some kind of blue ice crystals in the Valley of the Hidden Dinosaur. See if you can find some! They’re incredibly rare and possess mystical powers!

They’re called kallstones. I really want to examine them much more closely. Like I said, they’re super rare, so there’s a chance you might need to look for a while.

Objectives: Find three kallstones for Elizabeth.

Rewards: 20 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP

Reputation: 10 with Keepers of Aideen

Search the area for kallstones. Return to Elizabeth when you have found enough of them.

elizabeth_sunbeam

Oh thank you, Rita! Beautiful examples you’ve found… Maybe they’re not quite so rare after all? Great!

Do you hear that? It’s humming a little bit… It’s full of huge amounts of energy! So, so exciting!

Quest completed

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Gathering Icenthistles

elizabeth_sunbeam

Go around and gather icenthistles for me and Avalon. They’re sure to be growing here and there, but hurry and pick them before other explorers come and swipe them, or stomp all over them! They’re so valuable!

Since both me and Avalon want some, it’s best to gather a proper bunch!

Pick a dozen.

Objectives: Pick a dozen icenthistles for Elizabeth (and Avalon).

Rewards: 20 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP

Reputation: 10 with Keepers of Aideen

Ride around to find the icenthistles. Return to Elizabeth when you have gathered enough of them.

elizabeth_sunbeam

Thanks! Beautiful specimens!

Quest completed

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The End of the Road

elizabeth_sunbeam

Ride out and explore where the road in front of us leads to. Come back and let me know how it looks at the end of the road.

Objectives: Find out where the road leads and tell Elizabeth.

Rewards: 20 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP

Reputation: 10 with Keepers of Aideen

Continue down the Explorer’s Road and see what lies around the bend. Return to Elizabeth when you have found where the road leads.

elizabeth_sunbeam

Oh? Not that far? Blocked with snow and ice, you say? Hmph.

Quest completed

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Overcoming Obstacles

elizabeth_sunbeam

Hmm.. We’re not going to wait around for that ice-blocking ice to melt… Nothing melts here. Let’s help the springtime arrive in a more…

Hmm… In a more explosive way!

Try to find some little pieces of kallstone so that we can use them to explode whatever’s blocking the road. Collect three small kallstones and I’ll meet you down by the end of the road.

Objectives: Find three small kallstones and meet Elizabeth by the ice blockage at the end of the road.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 10 with Keepers of Aideen

Search for enough kallstones, then ride to the end of the road and meet Elizabeth there.

elizabeth_sunbeam

Oh, look! Perfect! Three little kallstones. That should do the trick.

Quest completed

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Fire and Ice!

elizabeth_sunbeam

Take that little pile of kallstones and place them on the ground by the ice blockage. Then we’ll back off a little and take shelter behind this log before we set fire to the kallstones.

You can have the honor of doing it if you like.

Here, take this rune staff… When you’re done backing up to take cover, use the staff and concentrate all your magical power to set fire to the little pile of kallstones.

Then, if my calculations are right, it should hopefully be a case of BANG! And the ice is gone!

Objectives: Set the pile of kallstones down by the ice blockage. Then take cover by the log and use the rune staff.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 35 XP, Winter Trenchcoat

Reputation: 10 with Keepers of Aideen

Dismount your horse to set down the kallstones, then return to the log to use your rune staff.

kaBOOM!!

elizabeth_sunbeam

Haha! Fantastic to just get things started with a little explosion! Hope the noise didn’t start any avalanches…

Anyway, now the road ahead is wide open for you! Carry on now and find out where it leads! Go freely to explore the whole Valley of the Hidden Dinosaur! I’m going to head back to Valedale and take a look through the treasures you gathered for us.

Good luck now! You’ll surely find a reason to come visit me again sometime soon… Then you can tell me all about your adventures in the valley!

Quest completed

Continue on down the road to see where our next adventure begins.

Reunited With An Explorer

new_and_improved_nic

Hello! Hey there! It’s m-m-me! N-N-Nic!

Oh my word, a real live person! It can’t be true! You’re real! You’re really, really real! I haven’t seen another living soul in ages, hahaha! F-f-f-finally someone to t-t-talk to!

And it’s n-n-not j-ju-just some random either…!

Brrr… It’s y-y-you who he-he-helped me to get m-m-my balloon going f-fr-from Everwind F-F-Fields, wasn’t it?

Objectives: T-t-talk to N-N-Ni-Nic.

Rewards: 75 Jorvik Shillings, 60 XP

Reputation: 120 with The Stoneground Expedition

Well, aren’t you a sight for sore eyes?

new_and_improved_nic

Rita! Of c-c-co-course that’s your n-n-name! And who’s this handsome f-f-fella here? Icerunner, you say? Okay! C-c-can’t s-s-say I really re-re-r-recognized your h-h-ho-horse right away. The most imp-p-po-p-portant thing is that y-y-yo-you’re he-he-h-here!

W-w-wh-why am I s-s-s-stuttering? It’s f-f-f-freezing! Brrr…!!

Quest completed

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Nic’s Story

new_and_improved_nic

Brr… My main goal with the balloon expedition was to be able to find a secret p-p-place I’ve been looking for my whole life, and I started to get indications that the place in question was in or around the Valley of the Hidden D-D-Dinosaur…

The b-ba-ba-balloon journey unfortunately ended in chaos though. I flew straight over the north of the mountain with the plan to get into the valley from the southwest, but the winds took me straight off course and this thick, white mist made it impossible to see anything. 

In any case, I thought that through the gaps in the clouds, I could see a glimpse of a warm and magical place on the ground. I felt the warmth in my heart and tried to steer the balloon towards it but the combination of my sudden change in steering, and the cold, hard winds meant that I soon lost control and went heading straight back down to earth. 

In a p-p-panic, I jettisoned my sandbags and dumped all my equipment over the side of the balloon, but it was no use. The balloon smashed right down into the snow and suddenly everything was white.

Brr…!!

Objectives: Listen to Nic.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 65 with The Stoneground Expedition

Quite the tale!

new_and_improved_nic

When I came around, I realized I was totally alone and abandoned in a totally unknown spot here in the Valley of the Hidden Dinosaur. Lost, I haven’t been able to leave the crash site because it’s simply too dangerous to go out exploring on foot, without any equipment.

You can’t even imagine how t-t-tired, hungry, c-c-co-cold, and exhausted I am.

Quest completed

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The Adventurer’s Lost Equipment

new_and_improved_nic

To try and get the balloon to stop losing height and float again, I had to throw a load of heavy equipment overboard. It’s possibly lying around here somewhere, possibly covered in the snow that never stops falling here. C-c-can you and your lovely strong horse please help me to find my lost equipment? If you could have a look around and bring it back to me, that would be amazing. I’m far too exhausted to be able to carry anything, and my limbs are so stiff and frozen that I can barely move…

Objectives: Search around the area for Nic’s equipment.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 35 XP

Reputation: 35 with The Stoneground Expedition

Search around the camp area for the lost equipment. When you have found all of it, return to Nic.

new_and_improved_nic

Would you look at that! My wonderful old adventure kit! Back where it belongs! Th-th-thaannkkssss!

Quest completed

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Sandbag Stockpile

new_and_improved_nic

I also ditched a whole bunch of sandbags that I had as ba-ba-b-ballast when I was trying to get the balloon to float again. Could you look for them as well after you’ve found my equipment? Thanks, Rita… Brr…

Objectives: Collect sandbags for Nic.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 35 XP

Reputation: 35 with The Stoneground Expedition

Search around the camp area to collect the missing sandbags. When you have found all of them, return to Nic.

new_and_improved_nic

Th-th-thaannkksss! Brrrr…

Quest completed

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Assemble Nic’s Adventure Tent

new_and_improved_nic

Amongst all my adventure kit you found, there should be a tent that I’ve had with me on loads of different expeditions and adventures! Would you please be able to put it up so that I’ve got a safe place to sleep and take shelter? I’ve been sleeping here amongst these fir branches until now, and believe me… It’s been really very cold.

I’m far too f-f-fr-frozen to be able to put the tent up myself. Could you help me? It’s a p-p-pretty c-c-complic-c-cated tent, b-b-but I think you can ma-ma-m-manage.

Objectives: Construct Nic’s tent.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 35 XP

Reputation: 35 with The Stoneground Expedition

Set up the tent in the indicated area behind Nic, then speak to him again when it is complete. Once the tent is set up, you will be able to sleep overnight in the Valley, to access new clock yellow quests.

new_and_improved_nic

There you go, see! The t-te-tent is up! Now I can at least get a decent night’s rest!

Quest completed

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A Warming Lantern

new_and_improved_nic

It’s so cold, grey, and dark here. C-c-ca-can you help me build a little lantern out of snow so that I can shield this candle I have from the wind? That way it won’t blow out. Build it just here in front of me so that I can warm up my hands and g-g-get a little l-li-light.

My hands are shaking too much for me to be able to b-bu-build one myself. Brr…

Objectives: Build a little snow lantern so that the candle is protected from being blown out.

Rewards: 5 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 30 with The Stoneground Expedition

Dismount your horse and pick up snow from the pile beside Nic. Continue clicking the pile until you have picked up all of the snow, you will need it. Then place the snow from your inventory in a pile near Nic. Speak to him again when the lantern is built.

new_and_improved_nic

H-h-how l-l-lovely! That’ll certainly keep the candle from blowing out. Now it just needs to be lit.

Quest completed

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Light the Snow Lantern!

new_and_improved_nic

Here, t-t-take my lighter and light the candle in the little snow lantern s-s-so I c-ca-can get a little warmth and stop s-s-sh-sh-shaking!

Objective: Light the snow lantern with Nic’s lighter.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 30 with The Stoneground Expedition

Dismount your horse to use the lighter to light the candle. Speak to Nic again when it is lit.

new_and_improved_nic

Thanks Rita! I can already feel the warmth spreading through my body, and it’s getting a little clearer up in the old noggin! The worst of the shakes seem to be over now.

Quest completed

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Firewood

new_and_improved_nic

Nah, it’s no good… Brr… I think we need to think bigger than just a little snow lantern. A proper campfire is what we need! Can you run out and gather some firewood from the forest? While you’re doing that, I’ll build a fireplace… Like, a stone circle so that the fire doesn’t blow away in the wind.

Objectives: Gather firewood.

Rewards: 25 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP

Reputation: 25 with The Stoneground Expedition

Ride around the camp area and collect enough firewood for a proper campfire. Return to Nic when you have finished.

new_and_improved_nic

Great firewood! Frozen, but we’ll probably be able to set fire to it. See what a lovely campfire I’ve prepared for us? Brr…

Quest completed

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Light the Campfire

new_and_improved_nic

Brrr… My fingers are still so thoroughly frozen that I can’t even use my lighter. Would you be able to set light to the campfire, please Rita?

Objectives: Light the firewood with Nic’s lighter.

Rewards: 25 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP

Reputation: 25 with The Stoneground Expedition

Dismount your horse to use the lighter to light the campfire. Speak to Nic when it is done.

new_and_improved_nic

What a lovely campfire! Now we’re really starting to warm up! Nothing as cosy and delightful as the flickering light of a campfire.

Quest completed

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Campfire Cookery

new_and_improved_nic

Here now, there’s something just as important as sleep, and that’s food! I’m super hungry, and wouldn’t mind a little help with building a stand over the campfire so that I can hang up this cauldron and let the fire warm up the food from underneath! Can you have a look around for three long, sturdy sticks, then set them together to form a stand over the campfire?

Then hang up this adventure cauldron, hehe!

Objectives: Find three long sticks and construct a stand over the campfire. Then hang up the cauldron.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP

Reputation: 15 with The Stoneground Expedition

Search the area for three long sticks. Return to the campfire and set them up, then set the cauldron up on the sticks. Speak to Nic when you are finished.

new_and_improved_nic

Now I can cook here too! Thanks so much for helping!

Quest completed

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Are You Sitting Comfortably?

new_and_improved_nic

After heat, food, and sleep, I suppose it’s next most important to be able to sit and relax properly. Maybe you could help me build a couple of proper benches here by the campfire? Here, look! A few planks here that look ideal for the job! Grab them and set them on top of the bits of wood already surrounding the fire and then we’ll have a really love pair of benches!

I’ve had a plan in my head for ages to get these benches sorted out, but just haven’t got so far with actually building them. Lucky you’re here to help me!

Objectives: Use the planks to build two benches by the campfire.

Rewards: 25 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP

Reputation: 15 with The Stoneground Expedition

There are two benches to set up, with three planks each. Set the planks on both benches, then speak to Nic again.

new_and_improved_nic

Benches done! Lovely! Now we can sit soft on the benches and stare thoughtfully into the campfire. Cosy!

Quest completed

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File a Report to A.A.E.

new_and_improved_nic

At last I can think clearly again! I need to contact A.A.E. and tell them what’s happened. I work for them after all, and they’ve not heard from me since I vanished with the balloon! They must think I’ve disappeared forever.

I have to write a letter. My fingers are still frozen, so can I ask for your help in writing a situation report for them? Right there on the bench should be a nice, even surface for letter writing.

Objectives: help Nic write a situation report for A.A.E.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 20 with The Stoneground Expedition

Dismount your horse and use the pen from your inventory to write the reports. Speak to Nic again when you are finished.

new_and_improved_nic

Thanks! Well written! Now we just need to post it…

Hmm… Shoot, there’s no mailboxes out here in the wilderness!

Quest completed

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Writing a Request to the Post Office

new_and_improved_nic

Hmm… I suppose I should submit a request to the Post Office, then maybe they’ll install a mailbox here. Could you help me write that letter as well, Rita?

Objectives: Help Nic write a mailbox request to send to the Post Office.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 20 with The Stoneground Expedition

Shouldn’t your hands be defrosted enough to write your own damn letters??

Dismount your horse to write the letter on the bench, then speak to Nic when it is finished.

new_and_improved_nic

Thanks again for your help with the writing!

Quest completed

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Delivering Mail to Civilization

new_and_improved_nic

Would you be able to take these letters to somewhere a little more civilized and look for a Post Office?

Oh, you know Derek in Silverglade? He works at the Post Office? Fantastic! Take these two letters to him then. Thanks in advance, Rita!

Objectives: Deliver Nic’s letters to Derek in Silverglade Village.

Rewards: 20 Jorvik Shillings, 35 XP

Reputation: 45 with The Stoneground Expedition

Off you go now!

You’ll find Derek where he always is, in the PO by the Silverglade town hall.

derek

Hey Rita! Wow, you and Icerunner both look frozen solid! Two letters, eh? One to A.A.E., nice, I’ll get that sent off for you, and the other is for us here at the Post Office? Exciting!

Quest completed

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Derek Explains the Mail System

derek

Woah, you’re out adventuring in the Valley of the Hidden Dinosaur?! That’s so cool!! Nic Stoneground is asking for a mailbox at his camp there?

Hmm, you’ve got to have a high enough reputation for us to be able install a mailbox, but Nic’s a legend so of course we can get something sorted out for him. The chiefs at Post Office HQ now want us to split all the mail into incoming and outgoing when we install new mailboxes. Dunno what that’s all about, it just sounds like a lot of fuss to me. Anyway, this means that you’ll need two mailboxes to put up at the camp. Understood?

Objectives: Listen to Derek as he tells you all about the Post Office’s new routines.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 10 with Silverglade Village

Sounds like they’re just creating more work for themselves, but not my bucket, not my problem.

derek

Cool. Can’t completely get my head around it either.

Quest completed

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Inbox/Outbox…

derek

Here’s a mailbox for incoming post. You need a separate incoming mailbox under the new rules from head office.

Here, take it to Nic.

Objectives: Take the incoming mailbox to Nic.

Rewards: 25 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP

Reputation: 35 with The Stoneground Expedition

Return to Nic with the new mailbox.

new_and_improved_nic

Thanks! A separate inbox for mail. New thinking. Odd. Good though!

Quest completed

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Outbox/Inbox…

derek

Here’s a mailbox for outgoing post. There you go! Take it up to Nic. 

Objectives: Take the outgoing mailbox up to Nic.

Rewards: 25 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP

Reputation: 35 with The Stoneground Expedition

Return to Nic with the new mailbox.

new_and_improved_nic

Aaaand here’s an outgoing mailbox. Perfect!

Quest completed

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Setting Up Mailboxes

new_and_improved_nic

Now we need to set up the mailboxes. Don’t put them up too close to the tent, otherwise I’ll wake up every time the mailman comes. Over there by that tree seems like a good spot, don’t you think? Check if it works to put them over there. See? By that tree there, yep…

Objectives: Set up both mailboxes in the spots Nic suggested.

Rewards: 25 Jorvik Shillings, 35 XP, Green Winter Bridle

Reputation: 35 with The Stoneground Expedition

Set up the mailboxes across from Nic, then speak to the when you are done.

new_and_improved_nic

Great! Now we’ve got incoming and outgoing mailboxes! Now we’re finally part of the modern communication network! Just think of all the flowing information!

Quest completed

Return to Nic tomorrow.

Happy Birthday SSORT! – Update and Banner Contest

Star Stable Online Ride Through has been open for two years now! Can you believe it!?

I hope everyone has been enjoying the new Christmas quests, now that we’ve been assured the game didn’t completely die, haha! I will answer any questions you may have about the Christmas quests but I will not be posting them on the blog. They do give XP this year but their completion is not necessary for progression in the game (i.e. you don’t need to complete them to unlock other quests, though the XP is nice to get).

I am currently working on posting the new Dino Valley quests. There’s a lot of them, so please be patient with me! Also, comments have been restored!

Also in the meantime, I will be holding a banner contest for the blog!

I will keep entries open until the end of the month and will announce the winner shortly into the new year. :)

If you would like to enter, please read the rules below:

  • Both traditional and digital entries will be accepted.
  • If traditional, please scan your drawing into a digital format.
    • Please keep dimensions to that of the current banner, that is, twice as long as it is tall.
  • If digital, .PNG format is preferred but .JPG will also be accepted. Please no .GIF files as animations are not supported for banner images.
    • Dimensions for digital is 900x200px
  • Design content is limited to landscape images from the game or any abstract designs. Please do not use the game logo. Designs featuring characters or horses will not be accepted.
  • Design MUST include the full blog name (please no abbreviation), tagline is optional
    • Blog name: Star Stable Online Ride Through
    • Tagline: For when you’re stuck on that tricky quest!
  • DO NOT sign or watermark your image. You will be given proper credit elsewhere on the blog!
  • Colors must be subtle and visually appealing, please no bright, obnoxious color schemes.
  • Please email entries to ssoridethrough@yahoo.com
    • Entries posted on the blog will not be accepted.
    • When emailing me, please include your character name or name you would like to be publicly credited with.
  • Entries will be accepted through December 31. Entries submitted after that date will not be accepted.
  • There is no limit to number of entries one person may submit. Have multiple ideas? Send them all!
  • Have fun! There is no theme or anything besides the above mentioned requirements, so feel free to design around your favorite location or aspect of the game!

I look forward to seeing all the wonderful designs you come up with!

The winning design will be used on the blog as the main layout header. All other entries will also be posted for everyone to see. :)

Hope you all have a great week and happy riding!

Starshine Legacy Episode 2 – Chapter 1: A Busy Day at School

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Today is a day when it almost feels impossible to be Linda. Not only does she have to finish her very ambitious school project, but she also is responsible for the school magazine that is due for printing today. As if that’s not enough, she’s sure to get more work from the teachers due to her competence. She braces herself and gets ready to do all her work as fast as possible because her heart is longing to get to the stables to ride Meteor.

linda

Sometimes I just have too much to do! Days like these I just want to go to the stables and practice with Meteor! I want to be prepared for the riding championships. 

Well, I volunteered to be the editor-in-chief of our school paper, so I must make sure everything is on schedule for the next issue. I’m in charge now! I have to check with Mrs Graham and see if it’s okay for me to leave a bit early today.

Just because I’m ambitious and efficient, and always try my hardest, people assume I can do anything.

New objective: I need to finish all my schoolwork as fast as possible so I can get to the stables.

Go up the stairs and you will be stopped by Mrs Graham pacing at the top.

mrs_graham

Ah, there you are, Linda. You’re the editor-in-chief of the Jorvik School Gazette, if I’m not mistaken? Well young lady, I hope you know that the school gazette has never been late in its century-long history! It would be a shame if you broke this perfect record, wouldn’t it?

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linda

I was told everything was going fine and on schedule. I’m not putting this magazine together by myself, and I hardly know how to print it!

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mrs_graham

Responsibility, hard work, and respect for traditions are the cornerstones of this school, as you well know. It is your responsibility to get the gazette done, Linda. No one else will do it for you!

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linda

I understand, Mrs Graham. I’ll make sure it’s done. 

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mrs_graham

Don’t just stand there, young lady. Hurry up! The clock’s ticking, and there are interviews missing for the last page. You have to finish them before the magazine is printed. Get going, and don’t waste time. 

New objective: I must complete the school gazette. I need to interview Anne, Alex, and Lisa.

Find Anne standing in the main hall, to the right of the stairs.

linda

Hi, Anne! I really need your help to complete the school gazette. Can I do an interview with you? It won’t take long.

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anne

Sniff… I’m a little annoyed with you for not putting a picture of fabulous me on the cover of the magazine. I’m convinced more people would read it if it had a picture like that on the front page… I know I would. But okay, make it quick, Josh is waiting for me. 

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linda

Thanks, Anne. I really, really appreciate it. This is a short thing for the back cover. We’re doing personal interviews with… Interesting students, so just tell me a little about yourself. 

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anne

Okay. My name is Anne, and my father is the most important man in Jorvik. We have a long history of being the most important family in Jorvik. Not like those rich, upstart Dark Corporation people. 

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linda

Hmm… Okay, if you say so. What are your goals in life?

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anne

Well, I could really do just about anything, but my personality and good looks make me better suited for modeling, or maybe acting, than for an academic career. 

You must make sure you use a really good picture of me in the magazine!

It should be big… And in color… Wait, maybe black and white would look more artistic… No, it should be in color. 

Now to find the next person to interview. Lisa can be found upstairs, at the back of the corridor by the lockers.

linda

Hi, Lisa. How are you? You did great in the tournament last week. Congratulations! I was wondering if you could help me get the school gazette finished. I need an interview of you. It’ll just take a sec.

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lisa

Sure. And thanks. It’s strange, though. I can hardly believe all that’s been happening these last few days. I’m really happy things are back to normal now. 

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linda

Yeah… Um… Speaking of which, I was wondering… Are you really dating Josh?

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lisa

Hmm… Linda, I don’t know what to do about that. He’s really nice and all that, but I know Anne has a crush on him. Anyway, what do you want to know about me for the gazette?

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linda

Well, it would be nice to hear a little about who you are. And since you’re new to Jorvik, it’d be interesting to hear what you have to say about the place. 

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lisa

Yeah, like you said, I’m new here and I live with my dad. He spends most of his time on the Dark Core platforms. Everyone in Jorvik has been really nice to me… With a few exceptions, I guess. I’m getting to like the town. I’m into rock music, I play a lot myself. And I’ve taken up riding too, down at the stables. 

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linda

Thanks, Lisa. We have to get together after school and talk about all the strange stuff that happened last week. Maybe we’ll see each other at the stables. We can talk more then! 

Two down, one more to go. You can find Alex in the upstairs corridor, to the left of the main stairs.

linda

Hey, Alex! I’m finishing the next issue of the school gazette, and I’d like to ask you a few questions. Is that okay with you?

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alex

Sure, Linda… I’d love to help if I can… Fire away.

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linda

Great! It’s really, really simple. I’m putting portraits and short interviews of some students on the back cover, so if you just could tell me a little about yourself, that’d be great.

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alex

Sure… I don’t know if anyone will care, but since you’re asking… I’m Alex and I live with my mother and four brothers over in “Crows’ Nest.” It’s a very poor area and it can be really cold in winter. My baby brother is the most important thing in my life, and I like to spend time with horses and fixing engines in my spare time. 

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linda

That’s really interesting! What do you want to do when you finish school?

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alex

That’s a tough question. Work with horses… Or maybe as a mechanic fixing cars in a garage. It’d be great if I could do both!

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linda

Finally! The last interview is done. Now I can print the gazette. I really hope the printer in the library is working… 

New objectives: I have to print the gazette in the library.

Go back down the stairs to the library; the big double doors on the right side of the statue. Once in the library, go around the bookshelves and approach the printer that is towards the back of the room.

linda

So now all the stuff is finally in place. I’m ready to print! Soon I can take Meteor out for a ride.

blank_printer

Oh, no! I can’t believe it! What’s the problem now? Nothing seems to work for me today. Aha! There’s no ink in the printer. No wonder the pages are blank. 

I don’t know how to fix it! But wait… Maybe the janitor can help me. I must find him quickly!

New objective: I must find the janitor to help me get some ink for the printer.

Find the janitor wandering around the school halls. He is a large guy wearing a light grey button-down shirt.

linda

The printer in the library isn’t working. I think it’s out of ink.

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janitor

Are you sure about that? You haven’t been tampering with it? You didn’t break it, did you?

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linda

No, of course not. Please, I really need to print the gazette. Mrs Graham is going to be furious with me if I’m not done on time!

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janitor

Mrs Graham… Huh. She’s a bit of a dragon sometimes, isn’t she? Okay, I’ll see what I can do. Follow me. Let’s go and have a look at that printer, shall we?

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linda

Thanks!

Follow the janitor back to the library.

janitor

There you go, Linda. The ink cartridge is in place and the printer is up and running again. I’m glad I could save you from Mrs Graham – she can be very frightening at times. Trust me, I know!

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linda

Thank you very much, sir. You really saved my day!

So now all the stuff is finally in place. I’m ready to print! Soon I can take Meteor out for a ride.

ink_printer

What’s the saying… Publish or perish? Well, now that the gazette is printed, I can finally get out of here. If Mrs Graham lets me go, of course.

I really hope I don’t run into Mrs Graham again. She sounded like she had even more tasks for me to do. And I’m already late for the stables. Poor Meteor, I’m sure he misses me!

Leave the printer and head towards the library door.

linda

Argh, its so typical! There she is, and there’s no way I can get out another way. Maybe if I just walk past and pretend that it’s raining. 

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mrs_graham

Hello there, young lady! Are you done with the gazette?

Good. I am pleased to see you take responsibility and complete the gazette. Now I have another task for you to do. Professor Hyman is about to lecture at the Royal Academy of Science, and he needs your help. On that blackboard behind you, the professor wrote down his theories and diagrams that explain the more… Shall we say, complex parts of them.

All I need you to do is write this down on paper, so that Professor Hyman’s theories are saved for posterity, and that he can hold his lecture! He’s really nervous, and needs the notes to make a good presentation. You’ll find me in the hall when you’re done. 

New objective: Mrs Graham wants me to scribble down Mr Hyman’s notes from the chalkboard.

Go to the chalkboard behind the desk on the raised platform at the back of the library.

linda

Nooo! Someone wiped out parts of the blackboard – whatever I write down won’t be complete. Mr Hyman will be devastated!

But he held his lecture just a couple of hours ago. I’m sure some students took notes. Maybe if I find them, they can show me their notes.

New objective: I have to find someone who has taken notes from Mr Hyman’s class.

Exit the library and speak to the other students wandering around and ask them if they took notes from the lecture.

male_student

Yeah, I slept through most of Mr Hyman’s lecture. I woke up at the end and made some notes about the inverted primary numbers. Do you want to copy them?

Note 1 of 5

female_student

Yes, I wrote down the list of required reading in my calendar. Please copy it if you need it.

Note 2 of 5

female_student

He quoted so many different people during that lecture – I think I’ve got them all written down. Here’s the list I managed to put together. Please take it.

Note 3 of 5

male_student

Well… I was at Hyman’s lecture, but I was drawing comics… But wait, I did write down the order of unstable elements in the Hyman System. You can have that page from me. I don’t really get it anyway.

Note 4 of 5

female_student

Sure, I took some notes at the Hyman lecture. I’ve got most of it in my locker, but I did the Hyman Correlation Chart on the back of this paper. It’s all I’ve got.

Feel free to use it.

Note 5 of 5

linda

That’s it. Mr Hyman’s notes are complete. Now I can finally get out of here. I just need to hand these over to Mrs Graham first. 

New objective: Okay, now I just have to give Mrs Graham the notes.

Find Mrs Graham standing in the main hall in front of the center statue.

mrs_graham

Oh, my dear child. That was not one second too soon. Professor Hyman’s really nervous, and terrified of making a bad impression at the lecture. I’ll go straight to him with the notes. He’ll be so relieved. And, as usual, you have proven what a resourceful girl you are. 

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linda

Thank you, Mrs Graham. Um… You know, it’s getting late and I really want to get down to the stables before it’s too late. Unless there’s something else…

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mrs_graham

Now that you mention it, we are all looking forward to your essay on the landmarks of Jorvik. Why, I already told my colleagues about those photographs in the trophy cabinet, and the new light you shed on their origin! They were really interested, and were eager to know more as soon as possible. 

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linda

Well, sure, Mrs Graham, but the work on the landmarks isn’t supposed to be done for another three weeks. I hardly did anything today, what with the gazette and all…

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mrs_graham

Sniff… Maybe I’ve been exaggerating the progress of your work, but you wouldn’t want to make the faculty disappointed, would you? Or even worse, make a fool out of me in front of my colleagues. At least make sure you do some research today, so I can sleep tonight, knowing that you’re making good progress on the essay. 

New objective: I need to write a background story about three objects in the trophy cabinet.

Head over to the trophy cabinet on the left side of the main hall. Inspect one of the items inside.

moon_rock

linda

A “moon rock.” Strange, this piece of stone was discovered on the shores of Jorvik in the late forties. It has some strange qualities, more like rocks found after meteor showers. Interesting…

It says here that the rock was part of a collection of strange minerals at the Pine Hill Mansion. It was donated to the school when Pine Hill was abandoned.

astronomer_giobertus

What’s this? An article about the famous astronomer Giobertus visiting the Headmaster. It seems the Headmaster lived at Pine Hill in the twenties, and it seems a lot of things were going on there, then.

 Well, that’s all I can figure out by looking at this little object.

headmaster

Look, here’s a photograph of Pine Hill in all its former glory. There’s Headmaster Stompkins and his chauffeur… Hey, wait a minute. That chauffeur looks almost exactly like Mr Sands… That spooky guy who tried to kidnap Lisa’s horse, Starshine, a couple of weeks ago.

That’s enough for now. I think this is a good start on an essay on Pine Hill Mansion – I hope Mrs Graham will be satisfied with my initial research.

Okay, now I’m finally done and well prepared for school tomorrow. I just hope I can get out of here and off to Meteor without any more delays… I’m heading for the front door!

Hurry! Make your break for it!

Approach the front door, the door you came in at the start of the level, to complete the chapter.

Level 1 completed!

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Happy -Belated- Halloween

Sorry I wasn’t able to post this yesterday, was busy with real life stuff.

I was going to post a scary video but to make up for missing yesterday, I’ll post a super cute and funny one instead!

Hope you all had a safe Halloween (if you celebrated it) and hope you all have a great weekend!

– If you did celebrate, what did you dress up as?

– How many of you think this kitten handled the giant spider better than some people would? ;)

(It’s a remote controlled spider, by the way. Not a real one!)

Day 91, To Borrow a Bulldozer

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Speak to the Council Man to see if he has been able to find the money for a horse transport.

Perfectly Perfect Paperwork

council_man

Hello there! Splendid news!

I’ve managed to find some money for the horse trailer. It wasn’t easy, but in the end I managed to scrape exactly the right amount together to buy the trailer. Lovely news, eh?

A vehicle to pull the trailer? What would you be wanting with that?

Oh, the trailer doesn’t work without a vehicle to pull it. Sounds logical.

Unfortunately, the budget is too tight to find any more money for anything else now. Is there not anyone else you can ask? No?

Well, the trailer is waiting by the racetrack, in any case, perhaps you’ll come up with something. 

Hold on! I think I might have an idea!

The last time I was up at North Link, I met a friendly young intern who said he knew you. Maybe you can talk to him? He seemed to have at least half a brain, unlike some of the other Neanderthals up there.

Talk to the intern. That’s my suggestion! See you around!

Objectives: Ride and ask the intern by North Link if he can help you.

Rewards: 20 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 10 with Silverglade Village

Ride up to North Link and speak with the G.E.D. Trainee, who you had last helped cement up the whole in the Winery basement. He will be standing in front of the equipment at the entrance to the construction site.

ged_trainee

Hey Rita! Long time no see!

Quest completed

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We Need a Diversion!

ged_trainee

You need a vehicle that can tow a horse trailer? You wonder if I can help you?

Of course I can! We’re friends, and compared with all you’ve done for me, this would be a drop in the ocean. I can borrow a bulldozer from the construction site that you can use… I bet nobody will even notice it’s gone. Haha! This’ll be so much fun!

Hmm… The only problem is trying to drive the bulldozer off without anyone noticing. The laborers here don’t seem to care much about anything but if the intern suddenly drove off in a bulldozer, I think they might notice.

See that old man up on the cliff? Mr Bucket… Maybe he can help us? What do you think?

You’ll ride up and talk to him? Awesome, I’ll be here in the meantime.

Objectives: Talk to Mr Bucket up on the clifftop.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 15 with Silverglade Village

Ask Mr Bucket if he could help conjure up a distraction.

mr_bucket

Mm, hello to you. How are the plans progressing for the acquisition of an alternative means of transport to North Link?

Quest completed

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A Delivery of Distractions

mr_bucket

A distraction? Ha! I have the perfect distraction right here.

Yours truly is in fact one of Jorvik’s foremost experts in Bureaucratic Business English, both in the areas of theoretical grammar and circular logic. Right now, I’m putting the finishing touches to the final version of my epic masterpiece “North Link’s Infrastructural Capacity Displacement from a Perspective of Structural Capacity.” It’s taking forever to finish because even I fall asleep after just five minutes of reading it.

If you give this copy to the construction workers below and you’ll have all the time in the world to do whatever you want.

Objectives: Give Mr Bucket’s epic masterpiece: “North Link’s Infrastructural Capacity Displacement from a Perspective of Structural Capacity” to the construction workers by North Link.

Rewards: 5 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP

Reputation: 10 with Silverglade Village

Ride into the construction site and give the essay to the Crew Lead. He can be found standing in front of the tunnel.

ged_worker

Hello. Can’t you see we’re working here?

Hmm? Read what? Do I have to? Haven’t exactly got the time for this kind of drivel.

Quest completed

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A Successful Distraction

ged_worker

What? North Links Infrastructural Capacity Displacement from a Perspective of Structural Capacity? What on earth are you talking about? Sounds important though. Best give it a quick read.

Hmm… “North Link’s Infrastructural Capacity Displacement from a Perspective of Structural Capacity,” let’s have a look…

Reading, reading, reading…

Oh my days! I don’t understand a single thing… Feels like I should keep reading though…

I feel so very small. And stupid. And I need to start from the beginning…

(The project leader seems to be totally absorbed by the reading, this was exactly the distraction you were looking for! Now the intern can definitely drive off with the bulldozer without anybody noticing. Go back to the intern and tell him!)

Objectives: Return to the intern and let hi know the distraction worked.

Rewards: 20 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 10 with Silverglade Village

Return to the Trainee and tell him about your distraction.

ged_trainee

How did it go? They’re completely preoccupied with Mr Bucket’s essay? Fantastic!

Quest completed

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Transport Transport for the Transport

ged_trainee

Excellent! This is going really smoothly! Wait here, and I’ll go get the bulldozer and drive it down to the Racetrack.

Objectives: Talk to the intern again.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 30 XP

Reputation: 5 with Silverglade Village

Wait for the Trainee to deliver the bulldozer, then speak to him when he returns.

ged_trainee

So! Now the bulldozer is in place. I put everything together whilst I was down there, so now the horse trailer works perfectly!

Quest completed

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A Bucketful of Good News

ged_trainee

So there that was. Done. Was great to see you again, Rita! Run by and say hi sometime, okay? Have a go and see if the horse trailer is working… Oh… But stop by Mr Bucket first, seems like he wants something. I can see him waving from here.

Off you go! See you again soon!

Objectives: Ride up to the clifftop above North Link and talk to Mr Bucket.

Rewards: 300 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP, Hi-Vis Jacket

Reputation: 100 with Silverglade Village

Tell Mr Bucket that the project is completed.

mr_bucket

Ah, fantastic work, Rita. You’ve contributed to the completion of our project, both within the allotted time frame and without exceeding budget by a single Jorvik Shilling. Truly remarkable work, I must say.

With this new transport option now available, one may travel to Silverglade Village on a daily basis. Imagine that. The opportunity to re-engage in the bureaucratic work of our dear Town Hall truly fills me with joy and happiness.

From the bottom of my hear, I want to express my sincere gratitude. 

Unfortunately, there was no space in the budget for this informal little project, but I can gladly give you one of my high-visibility vests. A proper hi-vis vest is something that should be part of every citizen’s wardrobe.

Until next time, Rita.

Quest complted

Day 90, Bats in the Belfry? No? Wasps in the Clocktower? Oh, My!

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[Sorry long title, I couldn’t help it!]

Visit Mr Bucket, at his spot in North Link, to discuss arranging a horse trailer to North Link.

Full Speed to North Link!

mr_bucket

Good day to you Rita! So nice of you to visit this remote backwater, it’s certainly not every day we have such lovely visitors!

It is fairly time-consuming to get here. One might not exactly say it was a terribly exciting journey. What if it was somehow possible to shorten the path to Silverglade Village?

Hmm, now that I say it…

Ha! An idea!

Say, Rita, would you be interested in changing the current situation? A so called trailer to North Link could well be a good idea… What do you say? 

As you know, I myself must continue in my efforts to poke out any irregularities here at North Link, but you are, shall we say, more mobile than I… I dare say you might well be able to tackle this matter with tremendous enthusiasm! Are you interested?

Good Rita, very good indeed! Then I suggest you begin by consulting the Baroness. Most of the land around here is under her ownership you see. It’s also common knowledge that she’s in possession of the necessary funds for the acquisition of such a vehicle. 

Right then! I look forward to, in the not too distant future, a faster and more efficient transportation method for Silverglade Village than hitherto offered. The very best of luck to you, young Rita. Please present the radiant honorable lady Baroness with the very best of my regards. 

Objectives: Ask the Baroness about the possibilities for a horse trailer to North Link.

Rewards: 20 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 5 with Silverglade Village

Ride to the Winery and speak to the Baroness there.

baroness

Good day to you, dearest Rita. How can I be of assistance this fine day?

Quest completed

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Financing the Trailer

baroness

Mr Bucket wants me to organize and pay for a horse trailer to North Link?

I’m afraid I don’t see the use of such a trailer, and I have no grasp of quite why it should be me who should finance such a misadventure. No, Rita, you’ll have to let him know that I’m not interested.

Hmm? What did you say my dear? 

It would help you, too?

Hmm…

Well well, I certainly shan’t provide funds, but if you can find someone else who will, then you have my permission to place the trailer on my land next to the racetrack. My view is that if anybody should pay for it, it should be Silverglade Council. A horse trailer to the northern side of the Everwind Fields could well be of benefit to the entire community. 

I rather think you should discuss this with the Council Man in Silverglade Village. Bye bye Rita!

Objectives: Ask the Council Man in Silverglade Village about the horse trailer idea.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 10 with Silverglade Village

Well, fine then, be a stingy old bat… I never liked you that much anyway.

Ride to Silverglade Village and speak to the Council Man by the Town Hall.

council_man

Hello there Rita! How are things?

Quest completed

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The Council Man’s Disappearing Clothes

council_man

Do please excuse my outfit, Rita; I’m having to wear my ‘backup’ suit today. You don’t see a difference? What luck. What can I do for you today?

A horse trailer to North Link? You’ve already got permission from the Baroness to place it at the Racetrack?

It all sounds rather interesting, but I dare say our budget won’t allow for it right now. Listen, how about you help me with a little problem I’m having and in return, I’ll look over the books and see if there aren’t a few pennies to be pinched here and there from the Council budget. What do you say?

Ah, magnificent! So here’s the thing: this morning, there was a very unfortunate incident that I can’t say I wish to speak of. Anyway… Somebody stole my clothes! Right there from under my nose! Stolen! I do believe however that the cheeky thief threw the clothes away as he or she escaped. Perhaps you could take a look around and see if you could find my jacket, my handkerchief, and my tie. I’d be very grateful indeed. They’ll be here in the village somewhere.

And listen, not a word about this to anyone. Please promise me that!

Objectives: Find the Council Man’s jacket, handkerchief, and tie, which have gone missing around Silverglade Village

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 20 with Silverglade Village

Ride around the village to find his articles of clothing. When you have found all of them, return to the Council Man.

council_man

How did it go? You found all my clothes?! Marvelous!

Quest completed

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Jacket Adjustment

council_man

Oh, good gracious!

My loveliest jacket. All busted and broken!

Oh, Rita. Do you think you could run this over to the tailor for me? He’s right here in the village of course, and it would be a wonder if you could ask him to repair it.

I promise after all of these little favors, I’ll definitely look into whether I can help you with this trailer idea of yours.

Objectives: Take the Council Man’s jacket to the tailor in Silverglade Village.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 10 with Silverglade Village

Ride to Donald, around the corner, behind Town Hall.

donald

Well hello there! The Council Man’s jacket is all broken, you say? Well then, it’s clear he’ll want it repaired on the double!

No problem!

Well, actually… Yes, problem.

Quest completed

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Finding a Needle in Lots of Hay Stacks

donald

Right now, I’m unable to sew anything at all. Sigh.

I was over at Steve’s Farm, looking for stuffing for a chair I’m upholstering for Barney. He wanted a more rustic feel, so I went to Steve’s and looked through all the hay bales there so that I might find the comfiest hay. 

During my search, I must have lost my needle… As the old saying goes, something that’s impossible to do is like finding a needle in a haystack, but my needle may well be there amongst any number of haystacks, not just one! How impossible is it going to be to find it?! Sigh. Without my special sewing needle, I quite simply don’t have the desire to work at all.

You’ll take a look for it? Oh my, how lovely! There’s probably not much point, but feel free to try.

If losing my needle wasn’t quite so tragic for me, I’d have had a really good laugh at the irony…

Oh well, good luck. If you find my needle, I promise I’ll mend the Council Man’s jacket right away.

Objectives: Find the tailor’s sewing needle in amongst the bales of hay at Steve’s farm.

Rewards: 25 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 40 with Silverglade Village

Ride to Steve’s Farm and search the haystacks that are indicated on your minimap. When you find the needle, return to Donald.

donald

You found the needle?! No!! Wow! This is wonderful!!

Quest completed

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A Jacket for the Council Man

donald

Oh, how wonderful! A true marvel, Rita! I’ll get to work immediately and have the Council Man’s jacket ready quick-smart! With my favorite needle, it’ll go like a dream!

There we are!

Here’s the jacket, and give the Council Man my best!

Objectives: Give the newly repaired jacket to the Council Man in Silverglade Village.

Rewards: 40 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 20 with Silverglade Village

Return with the repaired jacket to the Council Man.

council_man

Oh, marvelous! That went very quickly. He’s ever so good, that tailor.

Quest completed

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Tangle with the Town Hall Trash

council_man

Well, one other thing, my dear. It seems that someone has dumped an extraordinary amount of litter all around the Town Hall. All kinds of papers are flying around all over the place. Could you help me clean up? I have been able to grab most of the papers but there are some swirling so horrifically fast that I just can’t get my hands on them.

Now Rita, don’t throw the papers away once you catch them. They might give a clue as to who might have done the littering in the first place. Or something…

Objectives: Catch all the papers flying around Silverglade Village and return them to the Council Man.

Rewards: 30 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 15 with Silverglade Village.

Ride around and catch the swirling papers. They don’t move very quickly so they should be easy to catch. They are all inside the village walls. When you have caught all of them, return to the Council Man.

council_man

You’ve caught up with all the papers flying around the place? Handsome work!

My signature was on them? You should have read them, I said… Hmm, okay.  suppose I should tell you what’s happened.

Quest completed

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The Tower of Trousers

council_man

Okay, okay. The papers were all mine, and there wasn’t really a thief who made off with my clothes. It’s all rather embarrassing. I’m certainly no slacker, but this morning I was so very tired that I snuck away to take a little snooze. It’s honestly not something I’d usually do, but somehow this morning I was sleepy enough to have it be the first time. I crept up into the clock tower where there isn’t usually anybody around. I laid down right in front of the clock face so I could have a nice view, and as I was getting comfortable, I noticed that the minute hand was a little off. Not by much, but when you’re right next to it, you may as well do something to try and fix it. I opened up the little hatch next to the clock face and climbed out to set the minute hand straight. I’ve seen Big Bonny do it a hundred times and it looked like a piece of cake, but I can tell you it most certainly was not!

As I reached out, I slipped and fell out of the hatch! I just about managed to grab hold of the minute hand and stopped myself falling to a certain death in the town square.

So there I am, alive at least, but how would I get back up again? I tried to swing my legs to get some kind of grip so that I might lift myself up but it didn’t quite work. The only thing I managed to do was to kick a nest of wasps, and my good gracious, they buzzed out of that nest as quick as a flash!

When I saw them, I of course panicked and somehow managed to get in through the hatch again, but my trousers were still out there on the clock…

I fled down the stairs and through the village and that’s when I lost all the papers along with the rest of my clothes. Up to the castle I ran, and it was only when I got all the way up there that I noticed the wasps had stopped following me. So, now you know the truth. Promise not to tell anyone!

If you could just retrieve my trousers from up in the clock tower, I promise I’ll get that horse trailer on the road for you. Do we have a deal?

Thanks Rita, I can always rely on you! Since you’re much younger and stronger than me, you’ll probably have no problem getting out through the hatch up there and retrieving my trousers.

Thanks again, and good luck!

Objectives: Go up into the clock tower and see if you can find the Council Man’s trousers.

Rewards: 5 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 5 with Silverglade Village

Dismount your horse to enter the small door to the clock tower, near the stairs that go down into the main village square.

When in the clock tower, go all the way to the top to find the Council Man’s trousers.

wasps

Bzzzzz? BZZZZZZZ!!

(The wasps seem pretty angry.)

Quest completed

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BZZZZZ!!!

wasps

BZZZZZ!!! BZZZZZZZZZZ!!!

(You’re under attack by furious wasps! Get out of here as quickly as you can! They’re furious!)

Objectives: Hot-foot it out of the Clock Tower before you’re stung by the wasps.

Rewards: 50 Jorvik Shillings, 35 XP

Reputation: 25 with Silverglade Village

This quest will take several tries to complete as it is a little difficult without practice!

You have five seconds to run down the stairs and make it to the exit of the clock tower. If you do not reach the exit in time, you will be stung and have to start over.

My advice:

Stop your character as far away from the wasps as you can while still being able to initiate the dialogue. Also, turn your character towards the stairs as much as you can. If you use the keyboard to move, keep your cursor on the screen, about your character’s head (to be able to quickly click on the exit when you reach it). When you are running down the stairs, stay on the opposite side of the next stairwell (i.e. on the far left with the first stairs, then on the far right with the next stairs) so that you can make the wide turn needed to keep the running pace.

I completed it in three or four tries. It is not extremely difficult but will need some preparation and a bit of practice to be able to do it quickly.

When you reach the outside, the wasps will stop chasing you. Speak to the Council Man when you escape.

council_man

Oh! You’ve got my trousers! No? Oh.

You were attacked by wasps you say? Furious you say? I’d have though they’d have flown away by now. What on earth should we do then?

Quest completed

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Help From the Wasp Whisperer

council_man

 Here, I wonder if Big Bonny could help us? What do you reckon? It’s her clock to all intents and purposes, so I rather think she should step up and help us with this! Rita, be a darling and ask Big Bonny for help, but hurry! These backup trousers aren’t anywhere near as warm as my regular ones, and even though I’m wearing my extra-cozy pink underpants, I’m still freezing my buttons off! Umm… Forget the bit about the pink… Whatever. Yes. Bye.

Ahem! So, Miss Rita, go and ask Big Bonny and I’ll wait here. 

Objectives: Ask Big Bonny for help with the wasp issue.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 5 with Silverglade Village

Speak to Big Bonny in front of her house behind the clocktower.

big_bonny

Hello there, Rita, my little dazzling jewel of the skies!

What I’m doing? Well. I just returned from my usual stroll around the village so that I might absorb the love and joy and gratitude so freely beamed towards me by the residents of this breathtaking paradise. It’s almost a touch on the awkward side, you know, having to put up with how much they all look up to me, but it’s a burden I carry with pride. So, what brings you to me on this day? Some kind of heroic deed that you need me to heroically deedify? Some heroically heroic deedification? Hmm?

The Council Man’s trousers are stuck in the clock. In the clock in the Clock Tower.

Rita! Who exactly do you think I am? It’s straight up-and-down shameful that you come to me, ME, with this kind of filthy suggestion. I’m not some kind of filth wizard, you know. His filthy old pants, that he’s hung in my clock tower, and you think I’m some washer woman who’ll just come and take them to him all neatly folded and pressed like I’m some sort of dry cleaning clockmaker?

It’s not laundry? He was about to fall from the tower?! Hmph! Well then, if he’s silly enough to be up there unsupervised in the first place, then his tacky old trousers can very well stay up there. I’ll not for a second be taking them down.

What? Wasps? There were some furious wasps in the tower that scared him so much so that he lost his trousers? Haha! Well, this story just gets more and more ridiculous, Rita, and I think I might very well stop listening before I puncture a lung from laughing so much.

Hang on.

Wait.

STOP! REWIND! REWIND THE TAPE! REWIND, REWIND, REWIND!

WASPS?!!!

WASPS??!!! IN MY CLOCK?!?!?!?!

WHY DOES ALL THIS WICKEDNESS AND ATROCITY ALWAYS VISIT ME?!

WHHHHHHHHYYYYYYYYY???!!!

WHY ALL THIS EEEVVVIILLLLLLLL…. Cough… Cough…

(You give Bonny a firm whack on the back.)

Oh, thanks, excuse me. Wasps. Bzzzz… Waspy, waspo, waspy, wasps…

Quest completed

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Some Sidetracking Shenanigans

big_bonny

Stand yourself there my little diamond and allow me to tell you something. This clockmaker is in no way a friend of the wasp. We’ve been mortal enemies since the beginning of time.

If there are two things I hate, it’s broken clocks, wasps, and broccoli. And shampoo…

WASPS!!!

WAAAAAASPS!! OH MY GOATS!! I can barely breathe with the rage of simply thinking about them. Those little beasts are in MY clock, and everyone knows Big Bonny’s rhyme: whippety whipple, whippety wok, ain’t nobody got time for wasps up in their clock. 

So yeah, I swear to get back the Council Man’s trousers if it’s the last thing I do! I promise here and now that those trousers will be back on his beautiful legs even if it costs me my life! My life! I HEREBY SACRIFICE MY LIFE FOR THE COUNCIL MAN’S TROUSERS!! DO YOU HEAR ME??!!

Mm! I think everyone heard that. It wouldn’t do to die in service and have nobody know about my heroic sacrifice.

So, Rita, here’s the plan. Listen carefully, I shall say this only once!

I’ll sneak into the clock tower, creep up the hugely dangerous stairs, unfold myself out of that deadly hatch and onto that dismal clock face, protected only by the very safe safety cord attaching me safely to the tower. Then, very carefully, very slowly, yet incredibly heroically I shall reach out and PLUCK the trousers from the clock face and remove myself from the death trap that is the clock tower without losing my balance or the trousers. It’s incredibly, uncommonly, astonishingly, FABULOUSLY DANGEROUS, so it’s not something I’m comfortable leaving up to you, Rita.

But fear not, my little pumpkin, you can also be a part of this heroic act of heroism. I have a very simple and entirely danger-free task for you. Not especially packed with honor or prestige, but just by helping me, people will certainly come to see you as some kind of shadow-dwelling semi-hero anyway! Some kind of sidekick to the main legend perhaps? 

So! The only thing you need to do is climb up into the clock tower and make the wasps so extraordinarily furious that they come after you and try to sting seven shades of Sunday out of you… When they’re screamingly furious, all that you need to do is run out of there and let them chase you a bit while I get the trousers. Shouldn’t take more than about a quarter of an hour. Piece of cake!

If it’s dangerous? Unfortunately, we don’t have time for questions. Get going! Up in the tower with you, and make those wasps’ blood boil! Don’t worry, I’m right behind you the whole time!

Good luck!

Objectives: Go up into the clock tower and enrage those wasps! Make them angry!

Rewards: 5 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 5 with Silverglade Village

Approach the wasps again to make them angry. You will need to do your run out of the clock tower again, so make sure to position yourself to be ready for it.

wasps

BZZZZZ!!! BZZZZZ!!! BZZZZZ!!!

Quest completed

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Run Away From the Newly-Angered Wasps

wasps

BZZZZZ!!! BZZZZZ!!! BZZZZZ!!!

(Run! You’ve made the wasps extraordinarily angry!)

Objectives: Escape the clock tower before the wasps catch you.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP

Reputation: 10 with Silverglade Village

Recreate your first great escape. Hopefully it should be easier this time, but if not, my first advice still applies.

When you make it out of the clock tower, speak to Big Bonny at the top of the stairs by the entrance to the clock tower.

big_bonny

Are the wasps after you now?

Ah, supreme. This is going swimmingly!

Quest completed

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BZZZZZZZ!!!

big_bonny

Run, Rita! Run!

Run, Rita! Run as fast as you can!

Objectives: Run!

Rewards: 25 Jorvik Shillings, 35 XP

Reputation: 40 with Silverglade Village

Run, you fool!

Run, you fool! Hope you aren’t allergic to wasps stings!!

When you have evaded the wasps, speak to Big Bonny again.

big_bonny

I made it, Rita! I did it! Ooooh yes, the feeling of accomplishment from having done this task makes my heart frizzle with delight!

Of course you should also receive a little thank you, because even if your contribution isn’t really as big as mine, you did in fact make a little effort in sharing part of the work.

If I’m not exaggerating? Haha! I’m only going so far over the top because I’m so flippin’ lovely! Your contribution to this mammoth task was basically zero, but people are going to talk about how you were part of it all anyway, so I suppose I may as well talk up your role a tiny bit. But that’s just Bonny y’know! A great old girl with a heart of gold!

Quest completed

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Another Heroic Deed Complete

big_bonny

Naahh, y’know what? I need to get myself home and take it easy for a while before all the reporters come running, demanding an interview with me!

You might as well give the trousers to the Council Man. If he insists on building a statue in my honor, then he should really place it atop the highest tower of the castle. That way everyone will be able to see it and be inspired by my quest for perfection.

See you soon!

Objectives: Give the trousers to the Council Man in Silverglade.

Rewards: 50 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 15 with Silverglade Village

Speak to the Council Man to return his trousers, and maybe ask if he has any sting ointment…

council_man

Hi!

Oh, lovely! You have my trousers! Did you get any help from Bonny? Actually, don’t tell me. I’m sure she’ll have plenty to say about what she did next time I see her.

Now, I’m going to get to work on keeping my promise and start looking for some spare money for a horse trailer by the Racetrack! It might take a while, but I’m sure I’ll come up with something if you’re patient!

Quest completed

Return to the Council Man tomorrow.

Day 89, A New Horse Transport for the Circus

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Speak to Ydris at Nilmer’s Highland.

A New Way of Getting to the Circus

ydris

Hello Rita. Sure, wouldn’t it be lovely if you could visit me a little more often? And if the visit was somehow made easier? Hm?

Y’know what? Go and open that package over there and see what’s inside.

Objectives: Open the package near to Yrdis.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 5 with Jorvik Stables

If facing the Ydris, the package will be behind you, near the entrance to the meadow. Speak to Ydris after you open the package.

ydris

Well, look at that. A horse trailer. Who’d have thought? With this trailer, you and all the other riders can come here as often as you’d like. Wonderful, no?

Hmm? A bit small? What are you talking about, “too small to use”? Maybe it’s your horse that’s too big, ever thought about it that way?

Hmm… So it has to be bigger. I get it. Well yeah, that’s not impossible to organize.

Wait, it IS impossible? Why would you say that, Rita? Nothing’s impossible at Circus Ydris!

Quest completed

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Five Five-Leaf Clovers!

ydris

I’d love to help you increase the size of the horse trailer in the package to a real-life sized trailer if you’d like… You want to do it? Can’t be done you say?! Don’t you know that here at my circus, the only limit to what can be done is the limit of your imagination? Hm?

Now, let me help you! Find me five five-leaf clovers so I can make them into a magic mixture that will solve all your problems!

Hm? Why five-leaf clovers? There’s a mysterious rarity to the five-leaf clover that makes it even more magical and rare and special and wonderful than even the luckiest four-leaf clover! Why? Well, it’s a mystery of course! If we didn’t leave a little mystery, than magic wouldn’t be much fun, now would it Rita?

Objectives: Find five five-leaf clovers for Ydris.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 10 with Moorland Stable

Ride around in the meadow behind Ydris to find the clovers. Pick up five of them, then return to Ydris.

 ydris

Five five-leaf clovers! Perfecto!

Quest completed

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A Hat for the Five-Leaf Clovers

ydris

For my magical mixture to gain its magic powers, it needs to be mixed up in a magic hat. Why? Without a magic hat, there’s not much magic, wouldn’t you think?

You’ve got a circus ticket, right Rita? If you haven’t got it with you, you can get it from your stable. Nobody gets in without a ticket!

In the Big Top, one of my hats is just sitting there waiting for you. Without the hat, I won’t be able to help you with the trailer, see? No hat, no trailer. No socks, no shoes! No hair, no haircut! Wait, what? I should be able to do this without a hat? Only our imaginations are the limit of what’s possible? 

Hmm, you’re right, I did say that, but there are rules, Rita! Rules we all have to follow! Even me. Don’t even try to understand; you’re better off not knowing…

Objectives: Get a hat from the Big Top for Ydris.

Rewards: 50 Jorvik Shillings, 30 XP

Reputation: 40 with Moorland Stable

Use your magic circus ticket (which like the Aideen’s light fragment, can’t be deleted, so if it isn’t in your inventory, it should be in your stable closet) to enter the circus tent. Ride across the ring to pick up the magic hat, then exit the tent to return it Ydris.

ydris

Ooh! You found the hat! Do you feel the magical powers coming from it? Ahh, magic… You can feel it tingling all over! Heehee!

Now I’m going to mix into a mixture the magical mixy mixture! This is gonna turn your tiny trailer into a tip-top trailer!

Abra…

Caaaa…

Darn it!

Abracadabra!!

Awh, shoot! It doesn’t work.

Hmm…

Quest completed

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A Special Ingredient

ydris

Seems it needs more powerful ingredients than just the four-leaf clovers! You know what, Rita? Nearby is a powerful man who can help us. A mystical, magical man of magical mysticism. I’m not sure he knows it himself, but his sauces aren’t only known for their magical flavors, in some… circles… but yes! They’re also known for their magical POWERS!

Do you know Ed Field? Oh, you do? Lovely.

Ride over and see him. Ask him for a bottle of his special sauce.

Objectives: Talk to Ed Field and ask for a bottle of the special sauce.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 5 with Wolf Hall Inn

Ride across the bridge to speak to Ed Field.

ed_field

Hey, hey Rita!

My special sauce?

You’re too late! I just shipped off a massive delivery to the creepy swamp in Goldenhills Valley. Someone living there has really developed a taste for it!

Quest completed

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Pick Up Some Sticks From the Forest

ed_field

Don’t pout now, Rita! It’s amazing that so many flavor connoisseurs all over Jorvik have opened their eyes to the incredible flavor taste sensations of Ed Field’s Special Sauce!

You know what? I’m going to get started on a fresh batch right away! If you help out a little, it’ll go extra fast. What do you say? Amazing!

The secret of my special sauce is some certain special ingredients, you see… You’ve probably heard about how all the top chefs use a secret blend of herbs and spices, or a secret blend of vegetables in their salads, or a secret blend of flavors in their ice cream? You know already? Well I can certain see I’m not talking to some random amateur here! Haha! Anyway! In my special sauce I use a secret blend of many different sorts of… WOOD!

YES! WOOD! Wood from different trees! GENIUS!

The first type of wood I need is from the trees in Greendale. If you go grab me a whole bunch of sticks from those trees, I’ll fire up the stove and get everything ready. You don’t need to be too picky; regular old sticks off the ground are fine.

Bye!

Objectives: Get some sticks from Greendale and give them to Ed Field.

Rewards: 20 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 15 with Wolf Hall Inn

Wander around the Greendale Forest and pick up enough sticks for Ed Field. When you have found them, return to Ed.

ed_field

Omnomnom! These sticks are perfect! Salty and delicious!

Quest completed

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Airy Wood from Nilmer’s Highland

ed_field

A type of wood that makes my sauce extra delicious comes from the trees that grow over the bridge in Nilmer’s Highland. It has a kind of airy quality, if you get my drift? You know what? Ask that circus ringmaster Ydris if he knows any suitable trees with delicious wood for the sauce. He looks like the academic type, with his little assistant and all. Probably knows lots about wood.

Good luck! See you soon!

Objectives: Ride over and talk to Ydris.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 10 with Wolf Hall Inn

Ride back across the bridge and speak with Ydris.

ydris

Hmm… So Ed Field needs wood from Nilmer’s Highland for his sauce? My goodness, that man is some kind of extraordinary genius.

Quest completed

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Gather the Magical Sticks from the Forest

ydris

Well, keep your eyes on the ground Rita and pick up the twigs you come across. Come back to me afterwards so I can try them out and see if you’ve got the right twigs with the strongest powers.

Objectives: Find twigs and sticks on the ground in Nilmer’s Highland and head back to Ydris.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 5 with Wolf Hall Inn

Ride around near the abandoned farm and pick up the sticks that you find. Return to Ydris when you have enough.

ydris

Abra Caaaa….

Aaaaaa….

….

DABRA!

Hmm… These sticks are full of the powers of Nilmer. They’ll be perfect.

Quest completed

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To Ed Field from Nilmer’s Highland

ydris

Take the magical sticks you picked up and give them to Ed Field, Rita. He’s going to be happy! Veeeerrrryy happy.

Objectives: Ride to Ed Field with the sticks from Nilmer’s Highland.

Reward: 30 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP

Reputation: 25 with Wolf Hall Inn

Return to Ed Field with the magical sticks.

ed_field

Yeah! These sticks are going to be perfect!

Quest completed

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Rich and Smoky Wood from Hollow Woods

ed_field

For that rich and dark flavor of bark, only wood from Hollow Woods will do! Oooh, my mouth is starting to water just thinking about it. Go and chat to that little oddball, Avalon. That guy with his hood always pulled down like he’s afraid of the sun or something! You know who I mean? Oh, you know him? Great! He seems to know all about this kind of stuff!

Objectives: Ride and talk to Avalon.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 5 with Wolf Hall Inn

Ride or transport to Valedale and speak with Avalon by his house across the river.

faceless_druid

Ooh! Sorry Rita, I didn’t see you there.

So, how can I help you? Ed Field needs wood from Hollow Woods to make his special sauce?

Interesting.

Quest completed

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Gather Rich and Smoky Twigs in the Forest

faceless_druid

The kinds of twigs you’re looking for, Rita, are quite difficult to find. They’re around somewhere but you need to have a pretty thorough look through all of Hollow Woods if you’re to have a chance of finding as many as you need. Come back to me later and I’ll check the sticks and see that they’ll do.

Objectives: Gather sticks from the ground in Hollow Woods and return to Avalon.

Rewards: 40 Jorvik Shillings, 35 XP

Reputation: 25 with Wolf Hall Inn

Ride around the Hollow Woods in the vicinity of Valedale and pick up the sticks that you find. Return to Avalon when you have collected enough of them.

faceless_druid

Hmm… 

Interesting…

These twigs will be a delicious addition to Ed Field’s special sauce.

Quest completed

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To Ed Field from Hollow Woods

faceless_druid

Take these sticks and give them to Ed Field, Rita. They’re certainly going to taste… interesting… in his special sauce.

Goodbye Rita.

Objectives: Ride to Ed Field with the sticks from Hollow Woods.

Rewards: 20 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP

Reputation: 15 with Wolf Hall Inn

Return to Ed Field with the sticks.

ed_field

Ohhh, what a wonderful aroma! These sticks are perfect!

Quest completed

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Wood From Firgrove

ed_field

It has to be perfect Rita, otherwise it’s not worth trying to make the sauce. You know what I mean? I’ve been playing around for ages with different types of wood before I found the final twigs to make the perfect sauce. The sour but ever so slightly sweet wood from the trees at Firgrove. Ride there and talk to Minka; she’ll know where you get good sticks. 

Objectives: Ride and talk with Minka.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 5 with Wolf Hall Inn

Ride or transport to Firgrove and speak to Minka at the start of the Firgrove forest races.

minka

Hello there! Can I help you?

Ed Field needs twigs for his sauce again? Yeah, I’ve actually noticed a bunch of sticks lying around here that should be pretty perfect!

Quest completed

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Gather Sour Twigs from the Forest

minka

Check around you, it shouldn’t be hard to find the kinds of sticks you need. Come back to me when you’re done so I can check you’ve collected the right type.

Objectives: Gather twigs from the ground around Firgrove and return to Minka.

Rewards: 25 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 10 with Wolf Hall Inn

Ride around the area of the Firgrove forest tracks to find the sticks you need. Return to Minka when you have collected enough.

minka

Let’s have a look!

These twigs are excellent, Rita.

Quest completed

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To Ed Field from Firgrove

minka

Take these sticks and give them to Ed Field. He’ll be delighted!

Bye!

Objectives: Ride to Ed Field with the sticks from Firgrove.

Rewards: 40 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 30 with Wolf Hall Inn

Return to Ed Field with the sticks.

ed_field

Wait, I just need to gnaw and nibble a bit on that twig, just gotta give it a taste.

Omnomnom…

Awesome! These are perfect!

Quest completed

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Preparing the Special Sauce

ed_field

Right! Now we’re gonna whip up some special sauce!

Look out! Just throw everything into the blender!

Hey! Plus a little salt!

Hoho! A little pinch of gravel!

Haha! A bottle of orange juice!

And… Finally…

Toot-toot! Half a tube of toothpaste!

Blitz it all up in the blender!

Done! Boom!

Objectives: Give the bottle of Ed Field’s special sauce to Ydris.

Rewards: 25 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP

Reputation: 25 with Moorland Stable

Toothpaste and gravel… Yummy… A winning recipe if I ever heard one!

Return to Ydris with the bottle of special sauce.

ydris

Well look at that! A bottle of Ed Field’s special sauce! Now, let’s see…

Hocus…

Pocus…

ABRACADABRA!

Now I’ve blended up the special sauce with my magical mixture from earlier. Can you feel the power Rita? The magical miracle power? Hehe!

Quest completed

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A Magic Trailer

ydris

You know what needs to be done next? Exactly. Pour this, umm… Magical slime… All over the toy trailer over there. Take a step back and count to three. More than that, I can’t tell you!

Objectives: Pour the magical sludge all over the trailer and go back to Ydris.

Rewards: 250 Jorvik Shillings, 30 XP

Reputation: 50 with Moorland Stable

Dismount your horse to use the poo-looking sludge on the trailer. When you are done, tell Ydris about the results.

ydris

So, Rita! Here at Circus Ydris, anything can happen at anytime to anybody, as I’m sure you understand now!

Now you can use the trailer to get to and from my circus as often as you’d like. Let your friends know that they can also get a lift here. Everyone’s welcome at the fabulous Circus Ydris! Hehe…

Quest completed

Day 88, A New Horse Transport for the Riding Hall

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Speak with the Baroness at the Silverglade Winery about setting up a horse transport trailer by the Riding Hall.

A New Way to Get to the Riding Hall

baroness

Good day to you, dear Rita. Do you think you’d be able to help me with a little task I can’t really manage myself? You can?! Oh, you’re a true wonder!

You see, I’ve long thought about organizing a horse trailer to transport folk to the Riding Hall way down beneath the vines, but I’ve never been able to find a way to get it down there. The hill is far too steep to drive the trailer down, so one would think it was possible to come from the direction of Cape West Village, but the bridge across from there is broken.

But I had a little chat with my old friend Jakob Goldspur the other day and he told me that there is a passage between the Forgotten Fields and the Riding Hall. “Wonderful to hear!,” I said, and Jakob promised that he would run the transport over here as soon as it was delivered to Jarlaheim. A few days ago or so, I was told that the shipment had been delivered, but still no sign of Jakob. I tried calling but get no response.

Do you think you could ride over to Jakob and see what’s happened? Thanks so much Rita, it’s lovely to know I have a friend like you that I can always rely on!

Objectives: Ride over and talk to Jakob Goldspur in the Harvest Counties.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 5 with Silverglade Manor

Find Jakob at the Goldspur Mill, east of Jarlaheim.

jakob_goldspur

Cough cough… Hello Rita. Sniffle…

Quest completed

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What Can Go Wrong If the Mayor is Helping Out?

jakob_goldspur

Cough cough… Sniffle… Ugh.

You’re here for the Baroness’s trailer, I guess? I’m so full of flu that I can’t drive it today. I’ve barely been able to get out of bed for the past few days and don’t feel like it’s getting better any time soon. But here, I asked Jack for help and he promised he’d take care of it.

If Jack’s the best man for the job? Umm, well sure he’s a little irresponsible sometimes, but he gave me his strongest assurance that he wouldn’t be any trouble. Plus, Jack’s not even driving; I’ve hired an experienced driver to take care of it. All Jack has to do is mark out the passage for the trailer to take between Forgotten Fields and the Riding Hall.

He’s waiting down by the harbor, so ride down and talk to him. Have a lovely day, Rita and good luck!

Objectives: Ride to the harbor and talk to Jack Goldspur.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 15 with Goldspur Family

Find Jack down at the Jarlaheim Harbor, near the ferry station and Stablebucks cafe.

jack_goldspur

Hey, hey, girlie! I was just about to drive this old banger to the Riding Hall. Wanna come with? We can try to break the record for driving along all these crazy roads!

Quest completed

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Full Speed to the Riding Hall!

jack_goldspur

This is gonna be ore fun that Mr Fun’s fun party with extra fun and fun on top! Driving on all these crazy roads is gonna be a challenge!

The driver? Meh, I sent him home! Something as much fun as this is something I wanna do myself! Take it easy, I’ve got this. Trust me Rita, trust me!

Right, I’m off, see you at the Riding Hall!

(It’s probably best you follow Jack and make sure he gets there safely.)

Objectives: Look for Jack. If you find the flags that rolled out of the trailer, you’ll surely find him. Don’t forget to pick up the flags!

Rewards: 25 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 10 with Goldspur Family

Ride over the flags to pick them up. Follow the trail of flags up towards the Goldspur Farm to find Jack.

jack_goldspur

Hey there!

Nice work on picking up those flags, they’re apparently supposed to be stuck up along some path or something. Must be something up with the trailer door if they’re just falling out like that.

Hmm? If I checked whether the door was closed before I set off?

Mehhh, I haven’t got time for checking that kind of boring junk. If you wanna keep control of that kind of thing, you should hire a professional. 

Dear old Dad should’ve thought about that before he started out on this whole project.

Hey, besides, I think there’s something wonky with this map. There’s no Riding Hall on here…

Quest completed

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Full Speed From the Forest to the Mountain!

jack_goldspur

Aha! Now I get it, I had the map upside down. Lucky I’m so clever. Someone should really tell the map company to print their stuff the right way up next time.

Try to keep up. I’m a pretty sharp driver, and even on these tricky roads I’m a total pro. Gonna pick up some speed over this old hill!

(Probably best you follow Jack just to see where he ends up this time…)

Objectives: Find Jack again. Pick up the flags on the road.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 15 with Goldspur Family

Follow the trail of flags up past the Goldspur Farm and into the Grey Dew Mountains.

jack_goldspur

Wait, is this really the Riding Hall? No?! This map is totally useless!

Quest completed

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Full Speed From the Mountain to the Moors!

jack_goldspur

How can someone create such useless maps?! Now I’m just going to follow my gut instead, that always works out fine. Where should I be going, Rita? You’re pointing towards Forgotten Fields? That way? Okay, nice. Now I’m gonna do something I’ve wanted to do for a long time! So cool!

You’re gonna see something pretty awesome now, Rita… I’m gonna jump the whole gap between here and Forgotten Fields!

What do you mean, not sure? Use the bridge? Meh, you’re so boring. But yeah, whatever Grandma. Still gonna put my foot down though! Faster than a speeding bullet!

Seeya whenever, slowcoach!

(It’s probably best that you follow Jack and see just where he gets to this time.)

Objectives: Find Jack again. Pick up the flags on the road.

Rewards: 25 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP

Reputation: 20 with Goldspur Family

You know the drill. Follow the trail of flags to find Jack out in the Forgotten Fields.

jack_goldspur

Look, next time you guys need to give me much clearer directions, they were totally wrong. There’s no Riding Hall here. Where in the world is this?

Quest completed

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From the Moors to the Riding Hall at the Speed of Light!

jack_goldspur

Yeah, yeah, don’t stand there all ashamed, Rita. Guess we’re off home now then, eh? We’re never going to find this Riding Hall.

Hmm?

What, you can see it from here? Yeah, look! Haha! Amazing! Now it’s ON! I’m gonna jump the trailer over the water, in through the window of the Riding Hall, pull a sweet skid, and bring it to a stop right between the obstacles. What? Not a good idea?

Meh, can’t even cope with how boring you are right now. See you at the Riding Hall, Grandma.

(Again, go after Jack just to see where he ends up this time…)

Objectives: Find Jack again. Pick up the flags on the road.

Rewards: 30 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 25 with Goldspur Family

Hngh… Shoulda just let me drive. Hell, even my horse could probably do a better job…

Follow the flags to find Jack down by the water across from the Riding Hall.

jack_goldspur

What’s this? A whole bunch of water and no ramp to jump over it with? What even is this?! How are you supposed to get over this water at all?

Quest completed

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A Bump in the Road on the Way to a Speed Record

jack_goldspur

Yo! This must be the place Dad was talking about. He mumbled on about some kind of path I should drive along but it didn’t sound all that important so I just cranked the volume on my jPod so I didn’t have to listen. But, listen Rita, take those flags from the trailer and mark out the passage so I can drive over to the Riding Hall. Seriously, I’m starting to get really bored with those old heap of junk… Shouldn’t we just head back to Jarlaheim and play video games instead?

 No?

Hmm. Okay then, but this is the last thing I’m doing with this trailer, anything else you can do yourself. I’ve got crazy-important mayor stuff to take care of.

Objectives: Erect the flags to mark out the passage.

Rewards: 50 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 75 with Goldspur Family

Use the flags in your inventory to mark the passage across the water, three flags on each side of the path. When you are finished, speak to Jack.

jack_goldspur

So, now there’s a couple of flags here to point out where you can cross the water. I have to say, a massive ramp that you could jump over would have been so much cooler.

Hmm. Maybe I should build one instead… I’m the mayor after all.

Quest completed

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Meet Jack by the Riding Hall

jack_goldspur

HA! Now I’m gonna smash the world super-speed record! See you by the Riding Hall, you big fool!

Objectives: Trot along to the Riding Hall and talk to Jack.

Rewards: 100 Jorvik Shillings, 50 XP

Reputation: 150 with Goldspur Family

No one calls me a fool, you useless little turd. If it wasn’t for me, you and your stupid mustache would still be lost in Greendale. Pooh!

Cross the newly marked path, and meet Jack in front of the Riding Hall. (You don’t actually have to trot the whole way.)

jack_goldspur

Boom. Trailer delivered. Nice, this job was getting really boring… Now I’m back home to Jarlaheim, Rita! Tons of mega important things to do. Wanna come back and play video games with me?

No? Fine.

Quest completed

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Tell the Baroness All About the Trailer!

jack_goldspur

Mmhm. So we’re all done with this whole trailer baloney, are we?

Let that doddering old Baroness know that the trailer’s in place now… Should make the old lizard happy. I guess you can have a go and see if it’s even working. Send her greetings from me, Jack Goldspur, history’s coolest mayor!

Now I’m off back to Jarlaheim! See you around Rita!

Objectives: Use the new trailer to go to the Vineyard and talk to the Baroness.

Rewards: 500 Jorvik Shillings, 100 XP, Beige Riding Pants

Reputation: 300 with Silverglade Manor

You don’t have to take the transport if you don’t want to. Ride or transport back up to the Vineyard and tell the Baroness all about Jack’s silly shenanigans.

baroness

Good day to you, dear Rita. The trailer is in place? Wonderful! I hope it wasn’t any trouble. This will be appreciated so much by all the riders here in Silverglade, that I can be sure of. As a thank you for your help, I hope you’ll accept this little gift?

Again, so very many thanks for your help. Until next time, dear Rita.

Quest completed

Day 87, Performing a Miracle – Spoiler Alert

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Dismount your horse to speak to Godfrey, so that you can set off to the museum.

Visiting Jorvik City Museum!

godfrey

Right then ladies! Let’s get going!

To the museum in Jorvik City, here we go! No ice cream in the car though… They seats are clean and they’ll be staying that way.

Objectives: Borrow the harp of Aideen from the Museum Curator and return to Silverglade.

Rewards: 20 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP

Reputation: 5 with Keepers of Aideen

You will be transported to the museum lobby. Move forward with Lisa and Linda to speak to the Curator, who is standing at the entrance.

museum_curator

Good day to you! Welcome, welcome!

I’m terribly proud to welcome you to Jorvik City Museum. Sadly, we’re closed right now because of all the refurbishment work we’re doing, but my good friend the Council Man has put in something of a good word for you young ladies.

The Council Man’s friends are my friends!

Since you’re my friends now, I shall of course open up the Museum for you!

I understand you seek to loan something from our collection, hmm?

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linda

Yes, dear Curator. We pray humbly to borrow Aideen’s harp.

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museum_curator

Oh… Umm, ah. It’s a real treasure and a terribly fragile artifact, you see. It’s unique in its kind, and if the myth has any truth in it, it is really tremendously special! I don’t really know…

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lisa

Our intentions are good, Curator. If we hadn’t been absolutely desperate, we would never had the cheek to ask! This is really important to us, and I swear by Aideen’s Light that we’ll bring it back to you in perfect condition.

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museum_curator

Well, well, I do suppose I promised the Council Man I’d help out. His friends are, as I said, my friends. If you promise to guard it with your life and return it no later than tomorrow, then I rather suppose it would be acceptable for you to borrow it. Did you know by the way that we’ve never been able to date the harp? We only know it’s incredibly old.

Unfortunately all of our exhibits are in storage because of the renovation, so you’ll have to help me find it if you don’t mind… Rather silly of me, but I don’t actually have the inventory we made when we packed it all away, so it’s rather chaotic here. I know it’s in one of those boxes in the corner.

You seem to be sharp and quick little youngsters, so you’ll be sure to find it amongst these things in no time at all. While you’re at it, you could even jot down a quick new inventory for me so that I know what’s in each box. 

That way, you can lend a hand since I’m lending you the harp!

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linda

Of course, Curator, of course.

Click on each box shown on the screen to open it and discover its contents. Continue opening boxes until you have found the harp. Click on it to pick it up.

museum_curator

How wonderful that you found Aideen’s Harp! Do excuse the disarray here, but now I’ve got help getting started with the new inventory! That was handy.

So, you’ve got what you came for. Don’t forget to return it in the condition you received it. It’s so very precious, so you must handle it with extreme care and respect…

Until we meet again!

Follow Lisa and Linda to the door to return to the Winery.

godfrey

Finally home again! That went well. Maybe I could be convinced to drive you into the city again some other time. But only maybe.

Quest completed

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Meeting Before Daybreak

lisa

So, we’ve got the harp, but not the melody. I remember how to learn it though, since Elizabeth told me exactly how.

One has to be high up in a place surrounded by the silence and stillness of daybreak. If you have a gentile and kind enough soul, you’ll be able to hear Aideen’s melody on the wind…

We Soul Riders should have enough of the right spirit to make this work, says Elizabeth. 

One of the better places to hear the beautiful, mystic melody of Aideen is to embrace the dawn winds on top of the West Wall Cliff, but it’s hard to get to.

Rita, y’know the path up to the Mountaineering Hut north of Firgrove?

Hmm…

Well, let’s do it this way…

Meet me on the path up the Firgrove Mountain Passage, north of Firgrove, just north of where the Firgrove Championship starts, so we ride to the cliffs together before dawn. 

Objectives: Meet Lisa by the mountain trail just north of Firgrove. Follow her to the West Wall Cliff.

Rewards: 13 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 5 with Keepers of Aideen

Ride or transport to Firgrove and meet Lisa on the trail outside of the village. If you do not know the location, it is highlighted on your minimap.

lisa

Hey Rita! You’re here already!

We’re a little early, but we can go to the place they call the West Wall Cliff, and wait for daybreak there.

Seriously though, Rita, I don’t think this is gonna work. Riding on the water… We’ll see. I hope it works out though. I really hope with all my heart that we can do this and repay what we owe to the Primeval Tree.

It’s misty up on the mountain top and there’s wolves up there. Ah, well. Come with me now and stay close. The path is steep and dangerous, and the location is hard to find.

Come on!

Follow Lisa up to the cliff.

It was easy for me to follow her, but I got disconnected from the server after this quest and had to find my way back up there on my own and found that difficult. In case that happens, if you lose Lisa on the way there, or want to find it on your own, here is a video that shows the route she takes up to the cliff.

lisa

Here it is! Wonderful views! Isn’t it beautiful? Lovely that the mist clears a little all the way up here.

Quest completed

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Aideen’s Song at First Light

lisa

Then we’re only waiting for daybreak. We’ll sit here and eat some chocolates while we wait.

Objectives: Listen to Aideen’s song in the dawn light.

Rewards: 13 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP

Reputation: 5 with Keepers of Aideen

Await the coming of daybreak, and when the song appears to you, click to catch each glowing piece of the song. You may have to move your horse around on the cliff and rotate your camera to easier catch each song piece.

lisa

Her song was so beautiful! Now I’ve learned the melody, we’re all done here.

Quest completed

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Prepare, Prepare, Prepare!

lisa

Right then. Let’s rest a little here in this beautiful spot and practice the piece of music a little before we try to pull off this feat later. 

See you down by the beach when we feel ready… Next to where the roots stop.

You’ve got the Fragment of Aideen’s Light, haven’t you? Don’t forget to bring it with you.

Objectives: Take Aideen’s Light with you and meet Lisa by the beach, right by where the roots stopped.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 5 with Keepers of Aideen

Make your way back down the cliff, or you know, cheat and call for pickup, whichever you prefer, haha…

Be sure to have the Light fragment in your personal inventory. It cannot be deleted, so it is either in your backpack or your stable supply.

When you are ready, meet Lisa on the beach in Forgotten Fields, where you previously found the place that the Sleeping Widow’s roots reach the farthest. The location is marked on your minimap.

lisa

Hi! You excited? You’ve got the Light of Aideen with you?!

Then let’s give this melody a go, shine the light from the fragment and then ride over the water to the beach just below Scarecrow Hill. Sounds simple, right?

Quest completed

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Over the See in Aideen’s Footsteps

lisa

Right, we’ll ride over the water here if everything’s as it should be. Stay close to me and shine the Aideen Fragment at even intervals; the roots must be healed with an even and steady flow. Keep pace with me or you’ll end up in the water and we’ll have to start over!

Objectives: Ride close to Lisa. Shine Aideen’s Fragment at regular, even intervals.

Rewards: 20 Jorvik Shillings, 35 XP

Reputation: 25 with Keepers of Aideen

Stay close enough to Lisa to remain on her magic circle of light above the water. At the same time, click the button to shine the light at regular intervals. It cannot be used too many times in a row, but also do not let the magic meter empty or you will have to start over. Don’t fall in the water either, or its back to the beginning.

Reach the other side safely and speak to Lisa there.

lisa

Woah. What have we done?! Seems like it actually worked! I’m speechless. I never thought it could happen… I think we’ve performed a miracle!

Quest completed

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Paid Those Dues?

lisa

It’s not every day we get to make a miracle happen… Now we should ride off to the Sleeping Widow and make sure everything is in order and that she feels we’ve paid our debt to her! See you by the Primeval Tree!

Objectives: Talk to the Sleeping Widow and make sure she thinks you’re all even.

Rewards: 20 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 5 with Keepers of Aideen

The quickest way to get there is to ride to the Riding Hall and cross the water behind the Hall and into the Forgotten Fields.

Whichever route you choose to take, meet Lisa by the Sleeping Widow.

sleeping_widow

Creeeeakkk… Greetings my little kittens. You’ve done incredible deeds and have fully repaid your debt to me with the tasks I asked for. I now have re-established contact with my kinsmen and my life now has a new meaning. All thanks to you!

Thank you my beauties. Go in peace.

…Creeeeeakkk!

Quest completed

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A Challenge Remains

lisa

Fantastic. Now we’ve restored the balance! Hahaha, there I was thinking we’d never do it. Luckily I was wrong!

There’s just one thing left to do and that’s to return the harp to the museum.

Hmm? You want to do it? Fine by me, haha! See you later at the Vineyard. I’m going to see if I can find Alex, who should be on guard somewhere or other. I’m dying to tell her what we’ve been up to!

Here’s the harp! Handle it with care. When you have it in your grasp, you can really get a feel for just how old it is. Hopefully our bitter butler is down with driving you into the city again.

Objectives: Take Aideen’s Harp back to the museum. Ask if Godfrey, the butler, would be able to drive you there again.

Rewards: 20 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 5 with Keepers of Aideen

Return to the Winery and speak to Godfrey there.

godfrey

Ah, good day to you! Hhnnnggg… Back to the museum?! Again?!

Hmm, well I rather thought as much since you’d probably need to be heading back with the harp. Well, if one has applied oneself to a task, it’s best that one sees it through to the very end, even if it is in the role of a private chauffeur. Well, you should let me clean the harp first. Perhaps it needs a little attention after having been used.

It’s not often one gets the chance to handle such a beautiful artifact outside the museum walls, you know. 

Quest completed

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The Return

godfrey

See? There we are! Now the harp is beautifully clean and looks in lovely condition. Now let’s head to the museum! Here, hold onto the harp the whole way there so that nothing happens to it. To the museum!

Objectives: Give the harp back to the Curator at Jorvik City Museum.

Rewards: 20 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP

Reputation: 15 with Keepers of Aideen

Approach the Curator to speak to him and show him you returned with the harp.

museum_curator

Ah, look! Look who it is! Welcome back to Jorvik City Museum!

And, ah, look! The harp is with you and it looks just like how it did when you loaned it, not that I would expect anything else of course!

I truly hope you got good use from the beautiful old thing. Set it down carefully in this box, if you would.

You’re the Council Man’s friends, and his friends are of course my friends, and friends are always welcome at the Museum, regardless of whether it’s open or closed like it is now for refurbishment!

Until next time, friends!

Goodbye, goodbye!

Leave the harp back carefully in that empty box beside me and then we’re all done!

Goodbye! Farewell!

Click to place the harp into the open box beside the Curator, then head towards the door to return to the Winery.

Speak to Godfrey when you arrive.

godfrey

So, you’d say we were finished to-ing and fro-ing to the museum? Splendid.

Have a lovely day, Rita.

Quest completed

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Lisa’s Relief

lisa

Thank you Rita for all the help! I’ve told Alex what we’ve accomplished today. Thanks to you Rita and Linda, we managed to get that weird request from the Primeval Tree all fixed up!

Without you guys, I’d have been full of doubt. I wouldn’t have been able to do what we did on my own. It’s such a relief to have you around, and it’s even nicer to no longer be indebted to the Primeval Tree.

You’re all such true friends! It’s an amazing feeling to be back with you all.

Objectives: Talk to Lisa.

Rewards: 20 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP

Reputation: 10 with Keepers of Aideen

It was fun working with you all, too!

lisa

The adventure is over. For now… We’ll see what happens here next; it doesn’t seem as though Alex, Linda, the druids, or scoutmasters have spotted any increased activity from Dark Core yet.

But they’re probably just waiting for the right time…

We’ll have to stay on the lookout!

Quest completed

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