Hidden Valentine’s Letter Locations

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Rewards updated for Valentine’s 2017!

PLEASE NOTE!

Each letter is hidden in a different location for each player, so I can only give general directions to where they are hidden. If you are having trouble finding a letter, log out, and log back in, and the letter location will reset and be moved to a new location within the hiding area. You will hear a  chime when you are in an area containing a letter, and also when you leave the area.

For the first day of Derek’s quests, the missing letters in “Letter Disaster” can all be found within the walls of Silverglade Village.

The following descriptions are for the hidden letters after you complete the second day quest with Derek, “Stormy Forecast on the Letter Front”

Letter 1

I’m so grateful for my employment with you, Ma’am. To serve is truly a privilege and I look forward to many long continuous years here at your venerable vineyard.

Thank you for everything, and happy Valentine’s Day.

Hiding area: Silverglade Castle and surrounding area

Deliver to: The Baroness at Silverglade Winery

Rewards: Hay Bale

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Letter 2

You are my best friend. Thank you for always being there for me, especially when more dorky horse girls come riding to Moorland wanting to ride our fine courses. If I was the only one who had to keep them all under control, I’d go crazy!

Bobcat Girlz forever!!!

Hiding area: Doyle’s Abbey and surrounding crossroads

Deliver to: Tan outside Moorland Stables

Rewards: Hay bale, picnic

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Letter 3

Thank you, Dad. You raised me all by yourself, and I know that must have been hard. Especially the last few years. Thanks to you, I know I’ll always have a home to come back to. I have no time to write more, I have promised to meet one Mr Sands who’s going to show me something exciting. I wonder what it can be?

I love you, Dad. Just wanted to tell you.

Hiding area: Moorland beach, near Mr Cod, may be up on hill heading back to Moorland.

Deliver to: Thomas Moorland

Rewards: Apple, Cute Saddlebag

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Letter 4

My love, you are always on my mind. Even through we haven’t seen each other in a while, you are always in my heart. I think of you when I go to bed at night. Although, of course, in my thoughts, you’re kind, your voice not cackling, and your skin isn’t green. Anyway, I miss you and I hope you move home from the marshes soon.

Your honey bunny.

Hiding area: Cape West Fishing Village and surrounding docks

Deliver to: Pi, in the Witch’s Swamp

Rewards: Cake

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Letter 5 

I was wondering who was going to send a Valentine’s card to, and the only one I could think of that I wanted to show any kind of appreciation to, is you. You’re the best. You’re the most beautiful. When I see myself in the mirror, I’m always taken aback by your lovely blonde hair and how good you look in black. Thank you, myself.

From your one and only, best friend.

Hiding area: Goldspur wheat field and nearby GED station

Deliver to: Ms Drake in Jarlaheim

Reward: Cafe drink, Sandwich

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Letter 6

You’re so handsome with your beard and navy blue outfit. The smell of your pipe makes my knees shiver and when you yell at your seamen so their faces turn all white, I get all white inside.

From a secret admirer.

Hiding area: Roadside area in front of Scarecrow Hill

Deliver to: Captain Brus in Cape West Fishing Village

Rewards: Sandwich

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Letter 7

Dearest you, our work together has truly been brilliant. You were magnificent when you helped Rita save that waterfall. I hope you’ll let me see your face one day, I’m certain that there’s a wonderful person underneath that cowl.

For our future, your favorite little druid.

Hiding area: Valedale Village

Deliver to: Avalon

Rewards: Valentine’s leg wraps

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Letter 8

Hello, rival dearest. I never thought I’d admit it, but your pony race looks to be going great. However, you and your sister have to watch out, cause I’ll be hosting my own pony race soon. The best and biggest Jorvik has ever seen! I just have to find a really good race course builder which will make me one for free, first. I won’t decline if you want to invite me for coffee and cakes some time, I think you and I will be firm friends.

/J

Hiding area: Fort Pinta fort

Deliver to: Polly at Pony Point

Rewards: BBQ, Carrots

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Letter 9

Best horse peddler. When I inspected the work place on the beach, I noticed that of all the morons there, you were the only one who bowed for me. Your colleagues will soon receive their own letters telling them they’re fired. You on the other hand, are hereby promoted to department manager for our base at Moorland beach. Hope you show yourself worthy of the service and get to keep the job longer than anyone before you. The record is two months; don’t disappoint me.

Happy Valentine’s Day. The Boss.

Hiding area: Abandoned Farm on Nilmer’s Highland

Deliver to: Guard at Dark Core base on Moorland beach

Rewards: Carrots, Apple

Day 136, Tagging the Ponies – South Hoof Spoiler Alert

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I Know What You’re Really Doing Here…

hermit

What?

… Eh… Here to say hello, you say?

Eh…

I know… Um… What you’re really doing here, so don’t even try.

Umm… I wasn’t sure before but now I know. Some horses are missing and they started disappearing as soon as you came along.

Eh…

So that’s why you have to… Umm…

You’re innocent, you say? Eh…

Umm… If you’ve done nothing wrong, then you’ll be able to answer a few questions.

Okay?

Objectives: Answer the Hermit’s questions.

Rewards: 20 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 20 with South Hoof

Tell the Hermit how you came here on James’ order to fix the lighthouse and how you saved Madison and her family when their boat capsized. When you have answered all his questions, you see Madison come skipping in.

madison

Hey, hey, hey!! What are you doing? Can I join in?

Quest completed

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I Trust You

madison

Why are you asking Rita a load of questions? Don’t you trust her? Well I trust you, in any case Rita.

I know she’s definitely got nothing to do with any missing horses.

Right, Rita?

Objectives: Talk to the Hermit.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 10 with South Hoof

Assure the Hermit by agreeing with Madison.

hermit

Ehh…

Okay… Since Madison trusts you… Ehh… And since you’ve helped me quite a lot, I’ll choose to trust you too.

Quest completed

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The Wild Horses Are Becoming Fewer and Fewer…

hermit

Umm…

Well you must understand that I’ve started to become suspicious that some of the island’s wild horses are disappearing. Seems there are fewer and fewer every day.

Ehh…

That’s why I thought… Along with… Umm… Madison… That we should attach transmitters to the horses so we can… Ehh… Keep track of them.

Ehh…

Since you’ve got Summerblaze with you, might you be able to ride out and meet Madison? Then you can attach the transmitters to the horses.

Umm… It’s… Eh… Rather tricky. To be able to get the transmitter… Eh… Attached… You need to keep up the pace with the horse you’re trying to attach it to.

Do you understand?

Umm… Good.

Ride out and attach transmitters to the horses. Ehh… What are you waiting for?

Objectives: Attach transmitters to all the horses as quickly as you can.

Rewards: 75 Jorvik Shillings, 95 XP, 250 Horse XP

Reputation: 50 with South Hoof

This is a race in which you have ten minutes to attach three transmitters. The horses are circling just up the hill from the Hermit’s cottage. To attach a transmitter, ride behind the horse until the bar fills up. If you get too far away from the horse, you will lose your progress and will have to start over by chasing the horse again. When you attached all three transmitters, your time will drop to one minute to return to the Hermit and complete the race.

hermit

… Um… How did it go?

Quest completed

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Why Are You Still Here?

hermit

Yes…

Ehh… Then it’s just a case of waiting. Not much has happened since you… Umm… Attached the transmitters to the horses.

Ehh…

Why are you still here?

Umm… I need… To get a drink of water… Then… Water the carrot patch.

Ehh… Bye.

Objectives: Talk to Madison.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 10 with South Hoof

Looks like the Hermit is busy. Maybe Madison wants to do something together?

madison

Come on Rita! He just needs to be on his own from time to time. You and me can do something together instead!

Quest completed

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Can I Show You Something?

madison

I’ve promised to not be out too long today, so I need to go home soon. I wanna show you something first though!

Can I sit behind you on Summerblaze? Pleeeeeease? It’ll all go much faster!

Yay! Hahaha!

Okay Rita, you ready? Come on, let’s ride to the big primeval tree!

Objectives: Ride with Madison to the big primeval tree.

Rewards: 30 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP

Reputation: 25 with South Hoof

Ride up to the primeval tree and Madison starts calling out into the air. Suddenly the black horse Nightdust comes running up.

madison

Haha, did you see how he came when I called? You remember Nightdust, right?

Quest completed

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Nightdust, My Best Friend!

madison

I’ve come to see Nightdust every single day since you and I met him. I love him so much, he’s my best friend! You’re also my best friend, but I can hang out and play with Nightdust every day. Haha. We’ve been training, Nightdust and me!

You should say hello to him. I think he’ll remember you. I’ve told him lots about you; how you saved us from Cape Sorrow and when you captured that evil hen Samara. Nightdust has really been looking forward to meeting you again, haha!

So go say hello, Rita!

Objectives: Say hello to Nightdust.

Rewards: 20 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 20 with South Hoof

Dismount your horse and approach Nightdust to give him a happy pet on the nose.

madison

Heehee! There you go! He remembers you!

Quest completed

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Could You Help Me Up?

madison

Hey! I’ve got an idea Rita! I have to show you what me and Nightdust have been practicing!

I’d usually try to climb up on Nightdust’s back myself, but since you’re here, could you help me up?

Please? Could you help me onto Nightdust’s back?

Objectives: Help Madison up onto Nightdust.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 20 with South Hoof

Are you sure, girl? Do you not remember what happened last time? Well, I guess if that’s what you want…

madison

Haha! Thanks Rita!

Quest completed

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I’ll Be a Paladin!

madison

See Rita? I’m up on Nightdust’s back and he’s calm and happy! Haha, me and Nightdust have been training hard at this!

Together we’ve run away from dinosaurs, dragons, and even exploding volcanoes! Haha, all to be able to challenge you, Rita. Come on, pleeeease?! What do you say, agent? Haha! Shall we see who can be the first to fly their dragon to Hightower?

Or no, wait! If we’ve got dragons, then I wanna be a Paladin! I dunno what one is but I played a game one time and one of the characters was a Paladin. If we’re dragon riders, I can be a Paladin and you can be a… Knight!

Okay Knight Rita! Come on, let’s ride our dragons to the farm! Haha, I mean Hightower!

Objectives: Race Madison back to South Hoof Farm.

Rewards: 55 Jorvik Shillings, 65 XP, 150 Horse XP

Reputation: 50 with South Hoof

Education time kiddos!

The Paladins, sometimes known as the Twelve Peers, were the foremost warriors of Charlemagne’s court, according to the literary cycle known as the Matter of France.

In terms of fantasy RPGs, the Paladin is a class of Warrior that is fully devoted to kindness and ridding the Universe of Evil. They are very religious, and have an extremely strict honor code, as well as a soft spot for children and animals. In combat, a Paladin with a cause is almost impossible to defeat. They are the embodiment of Lawful Good.

This is a standard race across the open moors of South Hoof. The purple flowers mark flag edges of the checkpoints.

madison

Haha! That was soooo fun! We need to do that again!

Quest completed

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The Secret Armor

madison

Maybe we can race back again tomorrow? Or maybe you and me along with Nightdust and Summerblaze can look for the secret armor!

Now I need to get home though. Mum and Dad have promised to play board games with me!

Oh yeah! Well remembered Rita! We’ve forgotten to attach a transmitter to Nightdust.

Can you put it on him please? I don’t really get how to do it.

Objectives: Attach a transmitter to Nightdust.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 10 with South Hoof

Dismount your horse and use the transmitter from your inventory to attach it to Nightdust.

madison

Thanks Rita! Now Nightdust has his own lovely transmitter. You’re so lovely, my lovely horse!

Quest completed

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Nightdust Loves Carrots!

madison

Did you know that Nightdust loves carrots? I always give him a few carrots before I say goodbye to him.

I think Nightdust wants you to give him a carrot too! We can’t disappoint Nightdust, now can we? Haha! Here, take this carrot and give it to Nightdust.

Objectives: Feed Nightdust with some carrots.

Rewards: 20 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 20 with South Hoof

Orange and tasty!

madison

Here! There’s one carrot left, maybe Summerblaze would like it?

Here you go!

Quest completed

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I Love You Nightdust!

madison

Nope, now there’s no more carrots for you Nightdust! You can have some more tomorrow when I see you. Have a good night, I love you Nightdust! See you tomorrow!

Objectives: Talk to Madison.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 10 with South Hoof

Madison bids Nightdust farewell and he runs off to join his pony friends.

madison

Haha, I can’t wait until tomorrow when I can play with Nightdust again!

Quest completed

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Tomorrow’s Another Day

madison

Now I have to go, Rita. You can come join our game night if you want?

Ah okay, you’ve got other stuff to do. Haha, see you tomorrow then!

What’s happening tomorrow? Well, we’ve got to go to the Hermit and check the transmitters of course!

Objectives: Talk to Madison.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 10 with South Hoof

Sounds like a busy day, to be sure!

madison

Seeya tomorrow!

Quest completed

Return to Madison tomorrow.

 

Day 135, Adventures in Jorvik City

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[Of course the day I left off on has to be really freaking long! Regular posts should continue more frequently from now on.]

The following quests will unlock Jorvik City. They are a set of many short, unrelated stories, and can be done in any order once all of the areas of Jorvik City are unlocked.

To begin these quests, visit the Janitor at the Jorvik City Mall.

A Flowery Janitor

janitor

Oh, so you noticed the flower?

Humph! It’s actually a reward for all my hard work here at the mall. How else do you think the floor gets so shiny?

Who did I get it from? Bah! Don’t worry about it!

Sigh. Okay, since you ask so nicely… I got it from Iris the florist. She traveled all the way from Aideen’s Plaza to visit the mall. 

Where is Aideen’s Plaza? Here in Jorvik City of course! Hah! How could you not know?

Iris was really impressed by how clean the floor is in here. Unlike some, she even took her shoes off before she started walking around. Luckily some people have manners! 

No, I’m not in love with her! Stop it!

I want to give something back to show that I really appreciate the gift, but my work here in the mall takes up all my time!

I know!

I have a plan. Go talk to Clementine at the cafe here in the mall. She owes me a favor.

Ask her to bring out the best they have. Then come back over here to me!

Objective: Talk to Clementine in the cafe in the mall.

Rewards: 5 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 5 with Jorvik City

Anything for you, Janitor, sir!

clementine

Hi there! How about a glass of Jor-Cola and a bun?

Quest completed

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A Heartfelt Order

clementine

Sorry, what did you say?

I see, the janitor sent you!

The tastiest thing we have? Who did he say that to?

Oh! Has the janitor found love? Then I have the perfect delicacy!

Take some of Jorvik’s tastiest chocolate hearts from this tray.

You can tell the janitor that we are even now.

Objectives: Pick up the chocolate hearts from Clementine in the cafe in the mall and give them to the janitor.

Rewards: 5 Jorvik Shillings, 8 XP

Reputation: 5 with Jorvik City

The chocolate hearts are on a tray on the cafe counter. Pick them up and return outside to the Janitor.

janitor

You took your time. Well done, I guess.

Hah! Are they shaped like hearts?

Quest completed

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Let’s Go to Aideen’s Plaza!

janitor

Hah! I can’t give her a heart! She’ll think I’m in love with her!

Well, it will have to do.

As I said before, I have a plan…

You don’t seem very busy. Here, take these chocolate hearts and give them to Iris at Aideen’s Plaza.

Why don’t I do it? I told you already! I am much too busy here at the mall to have time for this. Humph!

Come on! Take this map of Jorvik City. I’ve marked Aideen’s Plaza for you. Go there and give my gift to Iris!

Objectives: Give the chocolate hearts to Iris at Aideen’s Plaza.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 5 with Jorvik City

To travel around Jorvik City, click on the rolling blue tram (or go to the door at the mall) and a map of the city will pop up, then click on the area of the city you wish to go to. You can also return to Fort Pinta from the map. Once you have unlocked all the areas of Jorvik City, you can freely travel between on the tram or directly to them from the Fort Pinta bus.

Once at Aideen’s Plaza, Iris can be found on the east side of the central square.

iris

Hello, hello. What can I do to make your day better?

Chocolate hearts from the janitor? Wow, that is so nice of him!

Quest completed

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New in Town

iris

Wow, now you really caught me off guard. So sweet of him!

Do you think he likes me? Well, he is pretty handy and…

Hang on, what are you saying? Go on a date with the janitor? I’m much too shy, really!

(Iris’ cheeks blush bright red.)

Maybe if he took me to Leonardo’s ice cream parlor… It’s so cozy there.

Where is Leonardo’s ice cream parlor?

Do you have a map of Jorvik City? If you get it out, I’ll show you where it is!

Objectives: Talk to Iris at Aideen’s Plaza.

Rewards: 5 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 5 with Jorvik City

Iris will show you all the areas of Jorvik City.

The two new areas you can visit are Governor’s Fall and Pier 13.

iris

Here, give me your map. Look here.

(Iris points to the map.)

Here’s Leonardo’s ice cream parlor. They have the best ice cream in all of Jorvik and it’s real cozy inside!

(Iris looks a little embarrassed and points to a new location.)

See this area here? Stay away from it! It’s Pier 13 and it’s full of nasty types…

Oh well, I really must get back to my flowers. 

I hope you have fun exploring Jorvik City!

See you later!

Quest completed

There are several characters in Jorvik City that need your help. You can talk to them in any order.

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Find Yvonne on the south side of the square in Aideen’s Plaza.

Graffiti in the Square!

yvonne

Hey you! Did you do that?

What I’m talking about? All the graffiti that’s started showing up here in the square, of course!

Oh, so you say it wasn’t you?!

You don’t know? I don’t believe you…

All right, I’ll give you a chance to prove your innocence. Paint over all the graffiti here in the square! You can start with this wall beside me!

Here’s a can of paint and a brush.

Off you go, start painting!

Objectives: Paint over the graffiti on the wall beside Yvonne.

Rewards: 5 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 5 with Jorvik City

Use the bucket of paint from your inventory and speak to Yvonne again.

yvonne

Look, that looks much nicer!

Although, I’m still not convinced that you’re not guilty…

Quest completed

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Graffiti in the Alley!

yvonne

You did a good job removing the graffiti from the wall, but we’re not finished yet!

I was out on a nice, peaceful walk today. When I walked through the alley leading to the square, I was upset to discover even more graffiti!

You almost look surprised… Do you mean to say you didn’t know about the graffiti on the wall in the alley?

Prove it! Here’s the paint.

Go straight to the alley with your paintbrush and paint over that graffiti!

Objectives: Paint over the graffiti in the alley.

Rewards: 5 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 5 with Jorvik City

Find the graffiti in the east alley, near Yvonne. Paint over it and return to her.

yvonne

Now the alley looks much nicer!

Soon you will have proven that you’re innocent…

Quest completed

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Graffiti in the Cafe!

yvonne

While you were busy painting in the alley, I went to the cafe to buy a bun. To my great dismay, I saw the worst graffiti I’ve ever laid my eyes on it! It was slightly hidden behind a trash container, but I could still spot it!

This is the worst graffiti so far! If you paint over it, you will have proven that you’re innocent once and for all.

You know the drill. Here’s the paint…

Go on, go up to the cafe right away and make that graffiti vanish without a trace!

Objectives: Paint over the graffiti at the cafe.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 10 with Jorvik City

Go over to the side of the cafe and move the dumpster. Use the paint on the graffiti that is hidden behind the dumpster, then return to Yvonne.

yvonne

Can you feel that…?

(Yvonne takes a deep breath.)

The air just became much fresher and the atmosphere is nice and peaceful again!

Thanks a lot… Ehm, what’s your name by the way?

Rita… What a nice name for a young lady!

This isn’t over yet, Rita! One day I’ll find out who’s behind all this!

At the moment, I don’t have any use for this can of paint, so you might as well keep it. 

See you again, Rita! And keep an eye out for that graffiti punk!

Quest completed

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Find Konrad sitting at the fountain in Aideen’s Plaza.

Birdseed

konrad

Sigh…

(The old man appears to be deep in thought. Try carefully to greet him again.)

Whaaat? AH!

Excuse me young lady, I was sitting here thinking at my place at the fountain and did not see you at all. 

Perhaps you also want to sit at Aideen’s fountain for a while? It’s good when you have lots on your mind, you know.

What do you say, young lady? You wonder what I’m thinking about?

Sigh…

It’s the pigeons! When I was the city gardener I always made sure that there was plenty of food for them and there were birds everywhere.

Now that I am retired, I thought that perhaps the birds would at least want to hang out when I couldn’t work anymore, but there are so few pigeons here!

The whole square used to be filled with pigeons that were so friendly and ate birdseed out of peoples’ hands when you fed them.

Young lady, I really can’t do any city work anymore, but you might be able to help me so the square will be full of flapping life again?

What did you say? People have started to talk so quietly nowadays.

Aha, you want to help me! You know, you are making an old happy!

Take these bags of birdseed and spread them in different places around the square and you’ll see that the pigeons will soon be back!

Objectives: Sprinkle birdseed in five locations around Aideen’s Square.

Rewards: 5 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 1 with Jorvik City

Use the birdseed from your inventory to place bird food down around the fountain, then return to Konrad as the pigeons come flocking in.

konrad

Dohohohohoho! Soon there will be flapping and birds in the square!

Look young lady! The pigeons are coming back!

Quest completed

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Pigeon Work

konrad

(The old man appears to be deep in thought. Try carefully to greet him again.)

Whaaat? Yes, it’s you, young lady. I didn’t see you sneak up!

It was so nice to have all these pigeons back in the square, I can sit and watch them all day.

Whaat? Excuse me, I think I got caught up in my thoughts again.

I get a little worried about the pigeons, but I don’t really remember why.

I remember that people often complain that the pigeons make everything very dirty.

Young lady, could you get a bucket and brush to tidy up a bit after the pigeons, just so that people don’t get so angry at the beautiful birds?

Objectives: Find cleaning equipment and clean up after the pigeons.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 15 with Jorvik City

Find a bucket in front of the cafe. Use the bucket to clean up after the pigeons, then return to Konrad.

konrad

...

(The old man appears to be deep in thought.)

Now I remember! Oh dear!

Quest completed

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The Pigeons’ Flight

konrad

The Jorvik vermin control department doesn’t like it when too many pigeons are gathered in the same place. They can be really scary when they get tough.

A few small pigeons are nothing to worry about so I don’t see why people should get so upset.

But I heard that Yvonne complain loudly that she certainly would make sure someone did something about this ‘pigeon problem.’

Young lady, I’m terribly sorry that I’ve caused so much trouble for the little birds. Can you help them once again?

What you have to do is scare them away before the Jorvik vermin control department get here. 

Pigeons are easily frightened, but it doesn’t last so long, and if they see that their pigeon pals are still here, they will come back again.

Young lady, you’ll have to scare the pigeons away quickly so they don’t come back.

It’s just a matter of running around and waving your arms a little so they fly away, but make sure that all the pigeons have flown away before any others can land again.

I’ll be sure to treat you to some fresh fruit as a thanks for your help.

Objectives: Run towards a group of pigeons to scare them away. Pigeons come back after a minute if they are not all frightened away, so be quick.

Rewards: 30 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 15 with Jorvik City

Run around the square and chase the pigeons away. Now that Konrad has had his fun watching them, it’s time to haze them for good. When you have scared all the pigeons away, return to Konrad.

konrad

Now there is nothing to complain about and the pigeons can fly away to safety.

It’s sad not to be able to see the square full of birds, but at least a couple of pigeons stayed and they are so nice to look at.

(The old man sinks deep into thought.)

Quest completed

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Find Adam and Johanna on the west side of the square in Aideen’s Plaza.

A Darned Sofa

adam

Hi there, neighbor! Sorry about the noise level, my girlfriend and I are having a heated discussion!

Oh, you’re not our neighbor? All right then, who are you?

I see! Nice to meet you, Rita! My name is Adam!

You see, my girlfriend Johanna and I have just moved into our new apartment, and it’s the first time we’re living together. I think it’s going to go fabulously!

The thing is, there’s just one problem left before we can live the dream, and it’s this darned sofa – it weighs a ton!

Now Johanna, my girlfriend, is as angry as a bee since she thinks it should be a piece of cake dragging the sofa up all the stairs and into the apartment…

Maybe you can help me persuade her to find a better solution than dragging the sofa up all the steps? My poor hands are aching after a day of hard work…

Objectives: Talk to Johanna.

Rewards: 5 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 5 with Jorvik City

Johanna seems all to keen to criticize her seemingly useless boyfriend. But I wonder how much work she has done herself? Or is Adam over-reacting? Prepare to get involved in some drama.

johanna_jc

I see you’ve met my good-for-nothing boyfriend.

Quest completed

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A Solution to the Problem

johanna_jc

I heard everything that you and my dear boyfriend were saying, Rita…

Adam thinks I’m being hard on him for thinking he should be able to carry more than two moving boxes up a few stairs!

(Johanna glares at Adam.)

We hired some movers to help us move the furniture. They must have forgotten the sofa, so now it’s up to us to get it into the apartment.

Lifting a small piece of furniture can’t be that hard, can it?

Alright, if my dear boyfriend is going to laze around, you and I will have to solve this on our own, right Rita?

You seem to have your wits about you. How would you get the sofa upstairs, into the apartment?

Hoist it up with a rope? Brilliant!

Then we can get the sofa into the apartment! Easy as pie!

It’s lucky that someone here can come up with a solution to the problem instead of just whining about their poor hands…

(Johanna looks accusingly at Adam.)

I think I remember seeing someone throw away a rope in one of the garbage bins around the corner. If you run and get the rope, I’ll get Adam to tie it around the sofa!

Objectives: find a rope in the garbage bins on the side of the building where Adam and Johanna are standing.

Rewards: 5 Jorvik Shillings, 8 XP

Reputation: 5 with Jorvik City

Search the bins in the alley behind Johanna. You’ll find the rope in the last bin. Return to the sofa dilemma.

adam

I have to admit your solution is pretty nifty, Rita…

Give me the rope and I’ll show you how to tie the best knot ever!

Quest completed

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One Last Try

adam

Let’s see…

I think there was something about rabbit ears and the rope going around…

Ehm…

What’s that? Of course I know how to tie a rope around a sofa! I’ve done it thousands of times!

(Adam starts whispering.)

Okay, I have no idea how to tie a knot, but don’t tell Johanna!

Could you please help me? She already thinks I’m pretty worthless for not being able to carry the sofa up the stairs.

If you help me out, I’ll give you a really cool reward!

Here, take the rope and tie it around the sofa. I’ll distract Johanna so she doesn’t notice that you’re the one tying the knot!

Objectives: Tie the rope around the sofa.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 10 with Jorvik City

So maybe he is actually useless.

Your knot holds up and Adam hoists the sofa up.

adam

Darned sofa!

It won’t fit through the window!

Your plan was brilliant, Rita, but now we’ve really tried everything!

I give up… We’ll just have to do without the sofa. We still have a wonderful armchair where you can sit like a king while watching TV!

Oh, I can’t wait until I can sit down and watch today’s match in my new apartment!

… Oh, that’s right! A reward…

Hmm… I know! You can have the sofa! We don’t have room for it anyway, so you’re welcome to it!

Thanks a lot, Rita!

Quest completed

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Find Anni the Beanie Merchant in the south west alley in Aideen’s Plaza.

New Beanies at Aideen’s Plaza

anni_the_beanie_merchant

Hello there! And what is your name, if I may ask?

Rita! Nice to meet you Rita.

I see that you seem to be interested in one of our beanies?

I have plans to open a shop here in the square and sell beanies but I’d need an assistant to get started.

If you are interested in a beanie maybe you could help me get the store started?

The beanies I’ve received are samples and I have a couple of boxes of beanies I would need help to move over here.

Could you go and get the boxes from the tram station?

Objectives: Collect three boxes of beanies from the station.

Rewards: 20 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 10 with Jorvik City

Pick up the three boxes on the ground near the tram station, and return to Anni.

anni_the_beanie_merchant

Great! You got all the boxes.

Quest completed

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Setting Up the Beanie Store

anni_the_beanie_merchant

As you can see from the samples, the beanies are a mix of several different colors and some with funny faces on them.

I’m sure they are going to be a hit, they are really comfortable and in style. Rita, can you place the boxes that you picked up next to the stand here so I’ll have enough beanies to open the store and start selling?

Objectives: Place the boxes next to the stand.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 10 with Jorvik City

Set the boxes down from your inventory, then speak to Anni again.

anni_the_beanie_merchant

Great! Now we have enough beanies to start selling.

Quest completed

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Put Up Flyers

anni_the_beanie_merchant

Now that we have enough beanies, we have to make sure that people know that a store will be opened here.

A store is nothing without customers and until now, nobody knows that the best beanies in Jorvik City are out here in an alleyway at Aideen’s Plaza.

It would be a shame if no one was able to find them.

I’ve printed flyers to be placed around the square. Could you put up the flyers in some different places here? Make sure that you spread them out so that they are not all in the same place.

Objectives: Put the flyers around Aideen’s Plaza.

Rewards: 20 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 15 with Jorvik City

You can place flyers up on the walls of the houses around the square as well as a few on the cafe. Return to Anni when you have put up all of the flyers.

anni_the_beanie_merchant

Great! Now people are sure to notice where they should buy their beanies.

Quest completed

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The Best Advertising

anni_the_beanie_merchant

Now there’s only one thing we need to get ready for the beanies to start selling like hotcakes, although sunshine is not the best weather for beanies. It would be unfortunate if any customers might feel like melting butter. 

The best advertisement is a satisfied customer, Rita, so if people start talking about the store in a positive manner, customers will flock here.

Let’s see… Which ones should we choose… Yes! The pink one will be good!

Here is a beanie, Rita, think of it as a sort of sample.

It would be really good if you could take this beanie with you and walk casually around the city a little and show off the beanie for everyone to see, and if anyone is curious, you can tell them about the beanies!

Objectives: Show samples to people in the city.

Rewards: 50 Jorvik Shillings, 30 XP

Reputation: 20 with Jorvik City

Use the hat from your inventory to show to the people around Aideen’s Plaza. When you have impressed enough potential customers, return to Anni.

anni_the_beanie_merchant

How did it go Rita?

Did people seem positive? They liked the beanie? Yay!

You can keep the beanie as a reward for all your help. And you also have the honor of being the first customer to buy the beanie of your choice!

Quest completed

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Find Sierra at a table in front of Leonardo’s Ice Cream Parlor in Governor’s Fall.

The Hunt for the Friend Who Disappeared

sierra

Hey, excuse me, have you seen two girls walking around and looking a little lost on the way here?

No? You haven’t seen anyone?

Sorry to bother you, but I was supposed to meet two friends here, but it’s been almost an hour and I’m worried that they might be lost.

Neither of them are from Jorvik city and it can be hard to find. Could I ask you for a favor?

I don’t want to leave here and go look for them in case they turn up while I’m gone, but it would be really nice if you could look for them? I’ll buy you some ice cream in return.

They can’t be far away, they must be somewhere in the area.

Objectives: Look for the friend who has disappeared somewhere in Governor’s Fall.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 5 with Jorvik City

Find Jessica in a back alley on the west side of the area, behind the Jollister clothing store.

jessica_jc

Hey there, have you seen an ice cream parlor here somewhere?

Quest completed

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Lost in Jorvik City

jessica_jc

Oh, you were sent by Sierra to find me?

She is kind of quite bad at giving directions, so I ended up here. But now that you’re here, you can show me the way to that ice cream parlor so we’ll see if it was worth wandering around like a hillbilly.

Let me know when you are ready to show me the way!

Objectives: Lead Jessica back to Sierra.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 5 with Jorvik City

Walk alongside Jessica as you head back to the ice cream parlor. Don’t get too far ahead or behind her, she doesn’t know where she is going! Wouldn’t want her to end up in another grungy alleyway.

sierra

Jessica! You found her!

Quest completed

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Finding the Way Ain’t Easy

sierra

Our other friend, Abigail, hasn’t arrived yet.

She is a little shy and wouldn’t have the courage to ask for directions, so if I know here well, she is wandering around here somewhere.

But if you’ve searched through the whole neighborhood for Jessica and have not found Abigail, could she have gotten off at the wrong station?

There are a couple of cafes, one at Aideen’s Plaza, and one in the Jorvik City mall, but I didn’t think that you could mistake them for Leonardo’s ice cream parlor!

Can you please try to find Abigail?

Objectives: Look for Abigail. Maybe she got off at the wrong station and wound up at Aideen’s Plaza or the mall.

Rewards: 20 Jorvik Shillings, 12 XP

Reputation: 5 with Jorvik City

Abigail can be found near the tram station at Aideen’s Plaza.

abigail

Left and then left again? Or was it to the right?

Aww… Have I passed that cafe already? Should I go back again?

Or… Have I seen that house before?

Quest completed

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Together Again

abigail

Did you say that I got off at the wrong station?

Oh noooo, not again…

I must be causing so much trouble to Sierra and Jessica…

I’m sure you’re very busy but if you could just point me in the right direction and I won’t bother you anymore…

Did you say you are here to help me find the way?

Ooh, okay… Only as long as I don’t waste any of your time by messing up all the time…

So we’re going back to the tram?

Objectives: Show Abigail the right station from the tram.

Rewards: 50 Jorvik Shillings, 12 XP

Reputation: 5 with Jorvik City

Walk with Abigail to the tram station, then travel to Governor’s Fall. Speak to Sierra there with her reunited friends.

sierra

Abigail! You’re here!

Sorry for taking up so much of your time. Next time I promise I’ll give better directions.

Now let’s celebrate with some ice cream!

Quest completed

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Find Health Inspector Harry in Governor’s Fall, standing outside the ice cream parlor peering at one of the side windows. You can speak to her through the window from inside the building. She’s another grade-A nutcase who would probably get on splendidly with Big Bonny and Prof Einstein…

Dust Bunnies the Size of Cars!

health_inspector_harry

Hold it right there! Don’t come any closer!

Did you know that bacteria can travel several meters through the air? Did you? Highly dangerous!

Dust bunnies, how rude of me not to introduce myself…

Health Inspector Harry, the best health inspector in town!

No need to applaud! I’m only doing my job. 

Oh, you weren’t applauding…

Who are you then?

Wait! Please cover your mouth before talking to me. I don’t want to catch any nasty cooties!

(You cover your mouth.)

Rita? Look at that! Almost as clean as my name; Harry!

You know what, I have an idea! I could use a health assistant. How about it? Interested?

What does it mean to be a health assistant? Good question! A very good question!

I’m here to inspect Leonardo’s Ice Cream Parlor. The assignment is too big for just one person, that’s why I need your help!

The ice cream parlor has been here a long time, probably ever since the 1950s! Just think how many bacteria have collected there over all these years! And dust! Dust bunnies the size of cars, surely!

Ewww, just the thought of it makes me shudder.

Enough said about that! Are you ready for your first assignment, Rita?

First, I need to know if the ice cream parlor is clean and tidy.

Use this camera. Take a few photos inside the ice cream parlor.

I’ll stand guard here to make sure no dust bunnies try to escape!

Objectives: Use the camera to take pictures inside Leonardo’s Ice Cream Parlor.

Rewards: 5 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 5 with Jorvik City

It’s like she’s never heard of cleaning….

Take photos around the inside of the cafe, then return to Harry.

health_inspector_harry

Excellent! Give me a second to look through the pictures.

Quest completed

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A Thorough Investigation

health_inspector_harry

Strange… No large dust bunnies…

It looks clean, but we all know appearances can be deceiving!

Did I mention the ice cream parlor is most likely from the 1950s?

Then you can probably guess how old the ice cream is!

It’s a mystery how the ice cream can still look this good, but as I said before, we can’t trust appearances. We must investigate this thoroughly!

The next step is to take some samples. Then we will know for sure if the ice cream is old and full of nasty bacteria!

Here, have some test tubes. Fill the test tubes with ice cream from the parlor and I’ll send them to the lab once you’re done!

Don’t forget to take a sample of the strawberry ice cream! It’s well known for collecting lots of bacteria!

Objectives: Fill a test tube with ice cream from Leonardo’s Ice Cream Parlor.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 10 with Jorvik City

I certainly will take a sample of the strawberry ice cream, but it’s not for the test tube!

health_inspector_harry

Nicely done Rita! I’ll send these to the lab immediately!

Quest completed

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Sound, a Public Hazard

health_inspector_harry

The test tubes are now on their way to the lab!

You’ve been working as a health assistant for a while now, Rita. During this time you have probably seen the dangers lurking around every corner! And bacteria is the biggest of them all.

Can you guess what comes after bacteria?

No, not fire…

Sound!

Rita, have you ever noticed that socks sometimes disappear when you wash them in the washing machine?

Why do you think that is?

That’s right! Loud volumes!

Loud volumes are said to be the reason why cats often fight with each other at night.

Therefore, it’s of utmost importance that you control the sound level of every piece of equipment used in public spaces!

Leonardo’s has a jukebox that’s used every day. It’s time to see if it is a danger to the public!

Play a song on the jukebox!

I’ll stay put to check if the sound can be heard all the way out here.

Objectives: Play music on the jukebox inside Leonardo’s Ice Cream Parlor.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 20 with Jorvik Shillings

Go over to the jukebox and turn it on to full volume.

health_inspector_harry

Is the jukebox on? Seriously?!

I can’t hear it at all out here! Perfect!

And everyone in the ice cream parlor is feeling alright? No one has passed out from the loud music?

Absolutely perfect, Rita!

My assignment here is done. I just heard from the lab that they have tested the ice cream. Apparently it’s in excellent condition.

Personally, I think that’s amazing! After all, the ice cream is over fifty years old! Incredible!

Well, the lab would never lie. and you can be sure of one thing Rita, that a health inspector always tells the truth!

I must admit that you are a gifted health assistant, Rita.

Unfortunately, the role of health inspector has already been assigned to me. Otherwise you would have a bright future in the field of health inspection!

My assignment is now complete, but before I leave I want to give you a small reward for your impeccable work!

Stay healthy, and don’t forget to wash your hands, Rita!

Quest completed

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Find a mysterious character hiding behind the ice cream parlor in Governor’s Fall.

A Spy Story

double_o

Shhhh! Be quiet! And duck before she sees you!

It’s super important that you don’t talk! Then she’ll see us and I’ve been shadowing her for too long to miss this opportunity! Be quiet and see what happens!

Objectives: Talk to the mysterious character.

Rewards: 20 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 10 with Jorvik City

Watch as a woman exits a building and walks down the street.

double_o

Did you see that? Highly suspicious, don’t you agree?

Quest completed

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A Harbor Meeting

double_o

You didn’t see anything? It doesn’t surprise me, you’re only an amateur, not an experienced professional, self-appointed, secr- but that’s a secret!

Everyone in town is blind to most of the weird things going on around them.

They don’t know how a few heroes risk everything to protect them!

But of course, it’s TOP SECRET and you can’t tell anyone. You seem to have your wits about you anyway. If you absolutely want to know what’s going on, meet me in the darkest port area at Pier 13. 

But I’m warning you! Once you accept, you can never go back to how it was before ever again! Make your choice and meet me at Pier 13!

Objectives: Meet the mysterious character down at Pier 13.

Rewards: 20 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 10 with Jorvik City

Your mission, should you choose to accept, take the tram to Pier 13 and meet this strange secret agent.

double_o

I hope that no one saw you on your way here. It is of the utmost importance that no one sees us negotiate or they will be able to use it against us.

Listen carefully now, this is so very TOP SECRET that I can only say it once.

Quest completed

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In the Jorvik Secret Service

double_o

Naturally, you’ll be wondering why we are meeting here. You are about to be initiated into something so TOP SECRET that we can’t be too careful! I’m talking about some seriously secret stuff. Things that are hiding in the shadows! Things that common people in Jorvik never notice.

Are you totally sure that you’re ready?

You have to whisper, someone might hear you!

I belong to the super secret police force of Jorvik City. I’m so secret that neither the regular police nor the Jorvik Council know about me. The fact is that you are the first person I’ve told about this!

Now that you’re involved, I don’t think we have any choice but to make you a secret agent as well.

No, there won’t be an initiation ceremony, it’s too risky! You won’t get any medals either. I only award invisible medals, just to be on the safe side. Now that you are going to be a secret agent, you must learn a couple of rules.

The first thing that you need to understand is that you are part of the self-appointed super secret police and you must constantly be on guard against anything!

Everywhere there are spies, enemy ninjas, and sinister conspiracies to take over the world. Of course, I manage fine as I’ve seen so many spy movies, but you still have a lot to learn. 

Moreover, it’s risky for us to be seen together.

Someone could see us, and if they figure out that we’re secret agents, then we’re in trouble! That’s why we can only meet at night, here in the shadiest port area where hardly anyone comes, and we can only talk briefly every night.

You will also need a code name.

No, don’t tell me your real name! It’s too dangerous! We’ll have to think of something good. You can call me Double-O. You see, I’m so secret that I can’t even disclose my full 00 number. 

If you’re ready, we’ll start with your training to become a real self-proclaimed agent in the Jorvik Secret Service, appointed by me!

Agent, are you ready?

Objectives: Accept initiation as a “secret agent.”

Rewards: 5 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 10 with Jorvik City

Yes, sir!

double_o

You are ready to start training to become a real member of the Jorvik Secret Police!

Welcome, Agent!

Quest completed

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Sneaking Around Like a Spy

double_o

Before you can become a proper agent, you have to go through a training period.

I’ve put a number of markers around the harbor to make a training course that you can follow.

This will be hard, really hard, I’ve made sure of it, but if you succeed you’ll be assigned real missions.

I have my own training course at home that I run through every morning, but I’m sure it’s too hard for you.

In due course, you’ll be able to learn to bungee jump from helicopters, hack secret satellites, and fight ninjas.

Follow all the markers you can find throughout the harbor and make sure none of the dock workers see you!

Objectives: Sneak through Double-O’s course without being discovered by any dock workers.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 10 with Jorvik City

The course runs a circle of the pier. Watch out for the dock workers, don’t get spotted by avoiding their path. If you are caught you will have to start over. When you make it around safely, speak to Double-O.

double_o

I hope you checked that no one followed you back here! I followed you in secret and you actually did a good job.

I hereby appoint you Agent Triple Z!

Quest completed

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Hidden Camera

double_o

Now Agent Triple Z, it’s time to assign you a proper mission.

Remember, you have no one who can come to the rescue, so it might be dangerous if you do not exercise the HIGHEST caution!

At Leonardo’s Ice Cream Parlor, you witnessed my ongoing mission to expose a particular individual and her racketeering business!

I didn’t succeed at the time, but a little bird has told me that this is a person who has something to hide. 

YOUR mission Triple Z, is to take this top secret spy camera and catch the culprit with her fingers in the cookie jar!

You must secretly buy a ticket to Governor’s Fall and without her noticing it, you must follow and photograph her. 

You’ll see that there is something fishy going on, I’ll bet my magnetic watch on it!

Follow the suspect and photograph her when she stops at some points, all without you being discovered.

I will come to Governor’s Fall with you and keep a lookout at the tram station to make sure no one else starts following us while you are following her!

Good luck Agent Triple Z!

Objectives: Follow the suspect in Governor’s Fall and take three pictures without being seen.

Rewards: 25 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 10 with Jorvik City

Travel to Governor’s Fall. You’ll find the ‘suspect’ standing on the corner in front of Leonardo’s. Follow her down the street and photograph her as she walks into a sidewalk behind the ice cream parlor and goes inside one of the houses there. When you have enough photos, return to Double-O in front of Leo’s.

double_o

You say that you didn’t see anything weird? Hmm.

And in these pictures she is behaving perfectly normal.

Hmm…

That is HIGHLY SUSPICIOUS!

Quest completed

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Conclusive Evidence

double_o

It’s obvious that we’re dealing with a highly skilled enemy spy who manages to cover all her tracks.

Don’t you think that’s right, Triple Z? Do you think that maybe she is innocent?

It would be safest for Jorvik if that was the case, but a little bird told me that things appear to be different.

Who are my little birds? They are Polly and Palle, my budgies. 

If you think she’s innocent, we have to know for sure that she isn’t bluffing, just waiting to steal Leonardo’s ice cream recipes and sell them to a foreign power for lots of money so they can create a rival ice cream company that could threaten all of Jorvik!

The suspect has been moving around the area, so your mission, Triple Z, is to look through every green recycling bin in Governor’s Fall and find some conclusive evidence that we can use against our subject. 

Good luck Agent Triple Z!

Objectives: Look for evidence in the green recycling bins at Governor’s Fall.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 10 with Jorvik City

Search through the bins located in front of Leonardo’s, though you don’t find anything to bring back to Double 0.

double_o

Nice work, Triple Z!

I assume you found a lot of conclusive evidence?

Quest completed

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Mission Accomplished, Over and Out

double_o

No evidence found?

Triple Z, you have shadowed the suspect. What is your conclusion?

You think she’s innocent?

As we haven’t found any conclusive evidence, I have to agree. 

Another mission accomplished and Jorvik City can rest easy for another night!

Agent Triple Z, you have been of great help for the Jorvik Super Secret Police and you deserve a reward.

First, I want to hand over the large iron medal for a well-executed mission on behalf of Jorvik!

As I’ve made all the medals myself, and have the right to hand them out, they are invisible and unrecognizable so that no enemy spies can come to learn your true identity.

Objectives: Talk to Agent Double O again.

Rewards: 60 Jorvik Shillings, 35 XP

Reputation: 10 with Jorvik City

Good work, agent!

double_o

It is an honor for me to officially initiate you as a member of the Jorvik Super Secret Police! When the future needs us, I’ll be in contact again!

Good luck Agent Triple Z!

Quest completed

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Speak to Julie in Moorland Stables.

The Bobcats’ Best Competition Rider

julie

Rita! Wanna come with me and my sister, Mandy, to Jarlaha today?

You don’t know what Jarlaha is?! All I can say is O.M.G!

Jarlaha is a horse gear store. I’ve been waiting for them to open up a store here in Jorvik City for years and now they’ve finally done it. Or they are opening – today actually! So I’ve convinced Mandy to meet up at Governor’s fall to go shopping.

But if you haven’t been and shopped at Jarlaha, then you don’t have a choice – you just have to come along! You will LOVE it! I promise.

If we’re still going to Fort Pinta to take the bus from there, how about a little race? Between us Bobcats?

Ha! Get ready to lose Rita, but don’t you worry now, I’m not a sore winner.

Loretta and Tan are busy checking out a new riding track between Moorland and Fort Pinta so I think we should check it out too.

Ready?

Objectives: Take Julie on and see who can get back to Fort Pinta first.

Rewards: 40 Jorvik Shillings, 35 XP, 75 Horse XP

Reputation: 25 with Bobcats

Win the race or you will have to start over until you do. Speak to Julie by the bus stop in Fort Pinta.

julie

Just so you know, I let you win, duh! As if you’d be a better rider than me. Pfff!

Quest completed

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Mandy is Already Waiting

julie

Let’s jump on the bus to Governor’s Fall. No doubt Mandy is already waiting for us there.

Objectives: Take the bus to Governor’s Fall.

Rewards: 20 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 10 with Bobcats

Disembark the bus at Governor’s Fall and find Julie and Mandy out front of Leo’s Ice Cream Parlor.

julie

Finally! What took you so long to get off the bus?

Do you remember my sister, Mandy?

Quest completed

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My First Set of Gear

mandy

Hey Rita! Cool to see you again! It’s been a while!

Julie has been nagging me every day since she found out that Jarlaha is opening in Governor’s Fall. Haha, now she has started giving me riding lessons. Who knows, maybe one day I’ll be a Bobcat… Or I’ll start my own riding club. Haha.

I’m so hyped today! I’m going to buy my own first set of gear. Julie says the equipment you use is important in horse riding.

But still cool that you’re coming with. Who knows – maybe you’ll find something nice too.

I’ve already had a sneak peek in the Jarlaha shop window! It’s not far, just across the street. Come on!

Objectives: Go along to the Jarlaha horse gear store.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 10 with Bobcats

Walk across the street with Julie and Mandy. The store isn’t open yet, though. Maybe something is wrong?

marten

Why today of all days?! So typical! This is a total disaster!

Sorry girls. I know Jarlaha was meant to be opening today… But unfortunately it’s not the case. I have to call the locksmith and get her to come fix this. 

Quest completed

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Me and My Bird Phobia

marten

What happened? Sigh.

Well, I was stupid and threw away the key to the store.

I know, I know! It was really stupid but you know, I have a real bird phobia.

I was going to open the shop a few hours ago, but when I got to the shop, there was a bunch of magpies at the front door. I first tried screaming at them to scare them away, but they just stood and squawked at me. It was like they knew I was scared!

Without thinking, I threw the key at them. It made them fly away, but unfortunately the key got stuck on one of the bird’s legs…

Without the key, I can’t get into the store…

Did I see which direction the birds flew? Ha, those bad birds usually sit and hide in the trees outside Leonardo’s ice cream parlor. They’re just waiting to scare the poor innocent people. 

Did you say you’ll get the key back for me? Ha, I don’t know if you’ll be able to, but if you do, I’ll be a happy man.

Objectives: Shake the tree so the key falls down.

Rewards: 25 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 15 with Jorvik City

Even if I make you a happy man, you’ll still be a stupid one…

Shake at the tree across the street to retrieve the key, then return to Marten.

marten

The key?! You got it back from the magpies? That’s… So amazing!

Quest completed

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The Honor of Turning the Key

marten

Now I can finally open Jarlaha! Have you been to any of our other stores?

No? Then you’ve really missed out! Jarlaha has the best horse riding gear you can imagine. Haha.

Nah, let’s not stand here shooting the breeze. Time to open the store, if you want you can have the honor of turning the key? After all, it’s thanks to you that we can open the store today.

Objectives: Open the store.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 10 with Jorvik City

Use the key from your inventory to open the store.

marten

I hereby declare this establishment officially opened! Thanks again for all your help Rita! You’re welcome to come and check out our stylish products whenever you need something new for your horse.

Quest completed

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Jarlaha – The Doors Have Been Opened!

julie

What are you waiting for Rita? I’m going to check out the store right now! Let’s meet out here when everybody has seen enough.

Objectives: Enter the store and check out the goods.

Rewards: 25 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 15 with Bobcats

Enter the store and look at the equipment they sell, but you don’t have to buy anything if you do not wish. Exit the store when you are done browsing.

julie

Did you find anything Rita? I bought a stylish new bridle for Fire Wind, he deserves it. I also helped Mandy find a really stylish set of gear. Now we only need to get her a horse. Haha.

Quest completed

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A Thank You Gift From Us Both

mandy

Haha. I’ll have to wait to invest in my own horse, when I am living a little better.

But it was cool to see you again Rita! Maybe we’ll get to meet more in the future. Julie and I have to go now, for some sister time, you know.

I just wanted to say… Thanks. It’s thanks to you Rita that Julie and I can do this stuff.

So I convinced Julie that we should get a little thank you gift. 

Objectives: Talk to Julie.

Rewards: 5 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 10 with Bobcats

These sleek leg wraps will look great on any horse!

julie

Ha! You? Wasn’t it I who said we should get her a thank you gift, Mandy!

But thanks anyway Rita! See you later!

Quest completed

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Find Mr T Cray at Pier 13.

Crayfish House!

mr_t_cray

Look, a land crab!

Ha!

Does this crab have a name, by any chance?

Rita? Nice to meet you! The name’s Mr T Cray.

Hey, speaking of crabs, did you know that this harbor once used to be run by crayfish?

It’s true! Finally the mayor had enough and banished the crayfish here, to Pier 13!

Since I’m a true crayfish friend, I offer the crayfish a new home – in the form of crayfish cages placed in the water. You could almost call them houses for crayfish…

A crayfish house! Ha!

Oh! The crayfish cages!

It’s lucky you’re here, Rita!

You see, I’ve injured my back, which makes it hard for me to lift the crayfish cages out of the water…

If you stand on the quayside right beside me and look down, you should see them floating around down there!

If you help me lift up the crayfish cages, I’ll tell you more about the harbor when you’re finished!

Objectives: Go pull up three crayfish cages from the quayside closets to Mr T Cray.

Rewards: 5 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 5 with Jorvik Shillings

Houses for crayfish, until you eat them, how clever!

mr_t_cray

Fishtastic, Rita!

By the way, do you know something else that’s fishtastic? Pier 14, built in 1952!

Quest completed

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Even More Crayfish Houses!

mr_t_cray

Did you know that Pier 14 was built by ants?

Ha!

Did you fall for that one, Rita?

Actually, it was a Frenchman known as Pierre Quatorze who was visiting. He felt that something was missing, and as fast as fish, a new pier was ordered! Legend has it that it was flown here with a zeppelin.

Oh that reminds me! I forgot to put out new crayfish cages at the quayside across from Pier 14!

Would you be so kind as to do it for me? I really don’t want to over-exert my back…

When you come back, I’ll tell you something incredibly interesting about Pier 12!

Objectives: Set out three crayfish cages by the quayside farthest away from Mr T Cray.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 5 with Jorvik City

Now we’ve taken the full crayfish houses, it’s time to set out empty ones so more crayfish have a place to live, until we eat them.

Return to Mr Cray when you are finished.

mr_t_cray

Fishtastic, Rita! You’ve got a talent for this!

Perhaps there’s a little fisherman in you after all…

Quest completed

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Crayfish Storage!

mr_t_cray

Without Pier 12, the harbor wouldn’t be around anymore…

That was where Kai Zwolf slipped and fell into the water. On him, he had a contract allowing the harbor to be torn down and replaced by a huge garage for the land crabs. Luckily, the contract was destroyed by the salty water!

Rita, I just realized I don’t have anywhere to store the crayfish!

Could you go and get a steel barrel for me? I would have liked to help you carry it, but I think it’s best for my back if I don’t. Also, the crayfish might get lonely if I leave!

There should be a steel barrel by the fence near the old warehouse building!

Objectives: Go to the fence by the old warehouse building a fetch a steel barrel. Then put the barrel beside Mr T Cray.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 5 with Jorvik City

Place the barrel near Mr Cray and watch as giant menacing claws reach out toward you, ack!

mr_t_cray

Fishtastic, Rita!

Hey, have you ever wandered along the quayside and felt these huge cravings for salmon?

You haven’t?

Strange…

Rita! While you were away getting the steel barrel, something incredible happened! My back! Suddenly it feels much better!

Hey Rita, how about you keep this barrel with the crayfish in it? Now that my back feels better, it’s once again time to go out to sea and catch some salmon!

Ship ahoy, Rita!

Quest completed

SSO Horses

SSO Horses is a mobile app companion to the full SSO game. It is free to download and play on any Android or Apple device.

In SSO Horses you can create a foal and raise into a full grown horse. Choose the color you would like and start the game! Foals take ten real ten real life days to fully mature. Each day you will receive new quests to care for and train your horse, starting with only one training activity, and get up to five activities each day, to level up your horse.

At the end of the ten days you can choose to pay Star Coins (using your SSO login and password) to transfer the horse to your online game and get that horse in game already trained to level ten. You can also continue to play with your horse in the app for free, or choose a new foal to raise.

There is currently only the Mustang available, in three different colors. Cost to transfer is 969 Star Coins (same price as regular Mustangs).

More breeds and colors will be made available in future updates.

I’m Still Alive!

Hi, all!

First off, I owe you all an apology. Shortly after the release of Jorvik City, my laptop struggled to support the game. It was playable but with the amount of lag and wonky physics I experienced, the game slowly lost it’s interest to me. I had stopped posting because of that. I’m sorry for not updating you all sooner. But in other news, barring unforseen computer meltdowns, I am back for good. My awesome boyfriend gifted me a (mostly complete) gaming PC for Christmas. He still had to source a hard drive and OS. We also were waiting on some changes to our apartment to be able to allow room for two computers. We’ve gotten things up and running on mine and today I logged in to the game for the first time in a long time (I was still wearing my Christmas outfit, oh dear!)

I am working on getting caught up on messages and quests on my main account and then will be updating the blog. My first order will be to update the horse guide, since that is the most frequently viewed page on the site. My plan is to have that done by this coming week. I do have family coming in to town this weekend but I have plenty of free time on week day evenings, so it shouldn’t take too long to do.

After updating the guide, I will be returning to regular quest updates. I also will be writing a section about the SSO Horses app.

I want to thank all of you for your patience and for sticking with me though this. I’m sure if my favorite site stopped updating after two months, I might give up hope for it, but many of you haven’t. And I want you all to know that has not gone unnoticed or unapprciated.

You all are the reason I do this and you really are the stars of this site.

As always, much love and happy riding!

Maggie ❤

Edit: I have gotten several questions about how to be a contributor. If you are interested, please send me an email to [ssoridethrough@yahoo.com] with a synopsis and short sample (700-1000 words) of your story. There is no age or style requirement, only a basic grammar ability. You will also be required to make an account on WordPress, as that is how you will be able to access and post on the blog.

Amnesia – Chapter 2

‘Keri’

The voice wavers in and out of my hearing.

‘Keri sweetie, wake up’

There it comes again. The voice is kind and sweet, a light in the darkness.

‘Keri, open your eyes honey’

I become aware of my body, lying on hard, cold, tiles. I open my eyes and see a concerned Sandra hovering over me.

‘What happened?’ I croak.

‘You fainted’ Sandra says, concerned. ‘How come?’

I close my eyes and wonder back into the murkiness of my memories. The last thing I remember was standing in front of a mirror.

I remembered something

A jolt of excitement rushes through my body.

I remembered something important

I struggle harder, determined to save the memory before I lose it again.

It was a name of someone…..

With a final effort I think harder then I ever had before.

‘Justin’ I say, sitting up.

‘What was that honey?’ Sandra asks, completely missing the importance of the word.

‘I was trying to remember something before I fainted’ I say, full of hope. If I can remember one thing, then I can remember another.

‘What did you remember?’  Sandra asks, blue eyes twinkling.

‘A name. Justin’

‘Justin’ Sandra says, thinking. ‘I think Thomas Moorland had a son called Justin. Justin Moorland’

I feel my heart beating faster.

‘Justin Moorland. Now why does that name sound familiar? Oh, I remember now, he disappeared a week or two ago. It was all over the news….’

My head starts pounding and I know that this is no coincidence. I remember one name and it has to be a guy who disappeared a week ago.

‘Okay honey, I’ve my shift is over now but you press the buzzer whenever you need someone’ Sandra says.

I smile at her and nod, my hair falling across my face.

Sandra flashes me a grin before walking out of the room leaving the faint scent of perfume behind.

With a loud sigh, I lean back against the pillows, my head buzzing full of unwanted thoughts. I look at the curtains which are billowing in the breeze. A warm ray of sunshine falls directly on the window seat and I decide to relax and bathe in the warm sun. I sit and the warm leather squeaks. I smile and close my eyes and let myself relax in the warm sunshine.

‘Knock, knock’

The bright, cheerful voice wakes me up. I look up and see a girl with blonde hair.

‘Umm, hello?’ I say, confused as why she’s here.

‘How are you Keri? Are you feeling better?’

Her loud voice is familiar but I can’t remember who she is.

‘Uh, do I know you? I’m not sure if anyone told you but I have amnesia’ I say to the girl.

‘I’m Maggie. I’m your best friend? Remember? Amnesia can’t hold back your memories of me! I mean, we’re the best of friends!’ Maggie’s hazel eyes glow as she speaks.

‘I’m sorry Maggie but I don’t know you’

Her face falls visibly at this but she still tries.

‘Do you remember anything? Like when you first arrived here and you met me. You fell off your leased horse…….Firegazer I think?…..and landed in front of me. I burst into laughter and then we became best friends. Do you remember your beautiful horse Mystery? He was a Morgan, the best you ever had. We were all jealous of you as he could outrun all of our horses’ she pauses desperately.

Her words run through my head. I had a horse, a Morgan.

‘Did I have any parents?’ I ask, curious.

Maggie’s face pales.

‘No…..no you didn’t. I remember you crying one night and you told me that they had decided to keep you here’

My heart sinks. Parents that didn’t want me?

‘Tell me everything about me. Please’ I beg.

Maggie takes a seat on my bed, more than happy to oblige.

‘Well I first met you, like I said, when you fell off your Jorvik Warmblood, Firegazer. He was a dun gelding, a perfect beginners horse. Justin had picked him out especially for you. You became a great horse rider and eventually you outgrew Firegazer. Me, you and some of the other riders from our club all went over to Firgrove and you picked out a Morgan. He was a beautiful golden colour with a gorgeous white mane and tail. You called him Mystery. You and that horse were soul mates I reckon. You went everywhere with him and spent so much time training him. All that training finally paid off when you won the Moorland Championship with him. All of our club was so jealous of that gorgeous, gold ribbon.  You and Mystery especially loved the Riding Hall because they held weekly competitions. I can’t remember if you ever won something but you certainly tried your best. Then a week or so ago, you were out doing something, I don’t know what, when you just disappeared. I go out looking for you and the next thing I know, your in Epona and in a hospital. Crazy’

Maggie’s words stir up memories. I remember a golden horse who I loved, who I adored. I remember friends, all the drama and fights we had. I remember the thrill of winning the Moorland Championships, me in the newspaper the next day. I remember so much yet I can’t seem to remember anymore about Justin or how I ended up in this hospital.

‘Well when you get let out of hospital, I’ve set up a riding club here. You’ll find me at New Hillcrest stables, okay?’ Maggie says. She smiles at me before opening the door and leaving my room.

‘Okay’ I say to an empty room.

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Day 134, I Dream of the Sea – South Hoof Spoiler Alert

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Preparing for a Little Adventure

jonas

Hello there Rita. Nice to see you! What brings you this way today?

Everything’s just fine here! Business is improving fast now that other people can get here easily. Actually, now I come to think of it, there’s one thing that’s not quite right. Since the boat sank, we’ve not been able to enjoy all the delicious fruits of the sea!

You wonder why I don’t just fish from the land instead of on the boat? Hmm. Yeah, I suppose I could, especially since it’s been forever since I was able to offer the family some really tasty seafood… We’re so lucky down here in South Hoof, the fishing is so excellent. It’s the perfect environment to hose a wide range of sea life, and you can even fish for crayfish and oysters right there on the beach. Oh, Sigrid really loves oysters. 

You think we could do something about it and try our fishing luck? Right then! Let’s do just that! Go take a look in the box just here to see if we’ve got any crayfish traps left.

Objectives: Fetch Jonas’ crayfish traps then return to him.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 15 with South Hoof

Go into the storage shed near the house and find the basket traps, then return to Jonas.

jonas

Looks like you found the crayfish traps!

Quest completed

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To the Sea!

jonas

Perfect, Rita! Now we’ve got all the crayfish traps and they’re even looking in pretty good shape, which is lucky! Now all that’s left to do is head to the beach so we can set them up.

You’ll give me a lift so we can set them up together? Sounds like a fine idea, I won’t need to make that long trip on foot! I’ll show you where we can set up the traps when we get there.

One more thing… Here on South Hoof, we spit three times in the water when we set up crayfish traps. It’s mostly superstition, but it’s said to bring good luck and a good catch, hehe!

Objectives: Ride with Jonas to the beach outside the harbor and set up crayfish traps in the water.

Rewards: 20 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 20 with South Hoof

Ride down to the ferry station and turn right onto the beach to get to where the crayfish are. When you get to the fishing area, ride out into the shallow water and place all of the traps down.

jonas

That’ll be just great.

Quest completed

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On a New Adventure with Jonas!

jonas

You handled the setup of those crayfish traps like a true fisher! Great work! Now it’s just down to patience and a little bit of luck.

You’re wondering if we can go collect oysters in the meantime? Absolutely! We need a couple of things before we can go gathering oysters. I think I’ve got all we need at the harbor so we can head over there. 

Objectives: Ride to the harbor with Jonas.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 15 with South Hoof

Return to the ferry station area with Jonas.

jonas

Right. Good.

Quest completed

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Misplaced…

jonas

This place always makes me happy and calm. Can you feel the wind on your face? Close your eyes and listen to the chatter of the seagulls, what a glorious sound…

What? You think it sounds like I miss being out at sea since my boat sank?

No, no, no. I’m just as happy on land as a fish in water… Heh.

Ah well, there should be a couple of knives nearby which are perfect for cutting oysters loose from the seabed. Without the knives, there’s no point even trying to gather oysters.

Wonder where I put them though? Can you see them anywhere?

Objectives: Fetch the knives that should be somewhere around the harbor.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 15 with South Hoof

The knives are on a pile near the stairs to the ferry station. Return to Jonas when you have found them.

jonas

Ah there they were! Good that you brought your eyes with you.

Quest completed

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Where Did They Go?

jonas

Now we’re equipped with good knives, we’ll also need a good bucket to keep the oysters in. There should be a couple of blue buckets around here somewhere that I used to take out with me on the boat, but they don’t seem to be here… I use them for other stuff too so I suppose they could be pretty much anywhere.

You’ll have a ride around and look for them? I like your enthusiasm! I’ll stay here and hold the fort in the meantime!

Objectives: Go looking for the two blue buckets. Sounds like they’ve been left at the roadside on the way up to the village.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 15 with South Hoof

The buckets are laying on the side of the road; you should have passed them on your way to speak to Jonas at the farm. Return to him when you have found the buckets.

jonas

Wow! You found them, I’m impressed!

Quest completed

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A Ride Along the Beach

jonas

Right! Good. We’ve got all we need to be able to gather oysters. Let’s go to the beach, that’s where Jorvik’s best oysters are to be found. I’ll lead the way!

Objectives: Ride with Jonas to the beach where the oysters are – just a short distance from the harbor.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 15 with South Hoof

Ride the opposite direction on the beach from where you set the crayfish traps. The oyster beds are a short distance away from the harbor.

jonas

Here we are!

Quest completed

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Peace and Quiet with Jonas

jonas

All we’ve got to do is get started and gather oysters from the seabed. Use the knife I gave you to cut them loose.

Objectives: Collect the oysters from the seabed using the knife you found.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 15 with South Hoof

Dismount your horse and use the knife to collect oysters, then return to Jonas.

jonas

What’s that you say? You think it’s going too slowly to collect oysters?

Quest completed

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Quiet Time is Over

jonas

So you think it takes ages to collect oysters. Right! Good. I’ve shown you how to do it, so I suppose it’s down to proving whether you know exactly what you’re doing with a little race to see who can get oysters the fastest. Umm, shall we say seven each?

Right! Good. The first one to get seven oysters will be named South Hoof’s oyster master!

Objectives: Beat Jonas in a race to see who can pick up seven oysters in the shortest time.

Rewards: 20 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP

Reputation: 35 with South Hoof

Thus begins the race!

The quest may be difficult if you play on a laptop track pad. A mouse and good keyboard skills are recommended. 

Race to each oyster bed and use the knife to pick up seven oysters before Jonas does. If he collects them all before you do, you will lose and have to try the quest over again.

jonas

Wow, that was fast! I never thought you’d be able to beat me. After all, I’ve raced against my granddaughter Madison a few times and she’s never beat me yet! Heehee!

Quest completed

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The Winner!

jonas

Now I officially leave over to you the title of South Hoof Oyster Master! What an incredible technique you’ve learned in such a short time!

We’ve gathered so many oysters that we’ll have a great supply for ages! I might even need to sell some since we got so many. In any case, they’ll need to be washed and we’ll need to bait the crayfish traps before we’re done for the day.

Hmm? You’ll give me a ride down to the harbor so that I can wash the oysters while you bait the crayfish traps? Sounds like a plan to me! Let’s go!

Objectives: Leave Jonas at the harbor.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 15 with South Hoof

Return to the ferry station with Jonas.

jonas

My most humble thanks for the ride, master!

Quest completed

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Lucky Crayfishing!

jonas

We’ve still got to see if we’ve managed to snap up any crayfish. Ride out and check the traps!

Objectives: Ride over to the crayfish traps you set up with Jonas earlier and check if you’ve caught any crayfish.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 25 with South Hoof

Ride out to where you set the traps, check each of them, then return to Jonas with your catch.

jonas

Greetings to you, South Hoof Oyster Master. Heehee! Did we get any crayfish?

Quest completed

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Thanks for a Nice Day!

jonas

Woooow! We’ve been lucky little fishers today! It’s been a long time since I’ve had such luck with fishing, perhaps you’re a lucky charm?!

Objectives: Jonas give you a gift to say thanks for helping him out.

Rewards: 40 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP, Blue Sea Shirt

Reputation: 40 with South Hoof

It was my pleasure, sir.

jonas

You’ve done a great day’s work Rita. Now the whole family can enjoy these delicious gifts of the sea again. Thanks for all your help and your great company!

Quest completed

Quiz Trail Questions

Poor Star Stable tried to make the quizzes challenging but it seems that the questions are either worded badly (both saddle pads and blankets are something you can use on horses) or the answers given aren’t correct, even if you Google them (horses CAN drink up to 12 gallons a day but that certainly isn’t typical). I myself have gotten frustrated with these quests so I am breaking my rule about posting special event information.

Each character has a yellow exclamation point quest in which they tell you they have a quiz trail. Click on them again and the trail itself becomes a daily quest. You can only do a trail successfully once. If you fail, you can try again tomorrow until you answer correctly. You will not be told if your answers were correct until you return to the quest character to end the quest and you will not be told which answers were incorrect if you fail.

There is one item from each person except both James and Pamela Moonriver give two. Complete all of the quizzes and you will have earned the 5th year birthday set.

Moorland

  1. What’s the name of Moorland’s riding club?
    -Bobcats
  2. Which of the following stable chores can you do everyday in Moorland?
    -Feed the horses
  3. Which two types of currency are there in Jorvik?
    -Jorvik Shillings and Star Coins
  4. What do you have to do every day to make sure your horse feels well?
    -Groom, feed, and water it (but we still love to dance with our horses!)
  5. Which of these is not a breed of horse?
    -Bulldog
  6. How do we abbreviate Jorvik Shillings?
    -JS
  7. What is fetlock feathering?
    -Hair that covers the lower leg and hooves of a horse

Firgrove

  1. Which of the following companies operates on Jorvik?
    -GED
  2. How long is the gestation period of a horse?
    -11 months
  3. Who owns Moorland Stables?
    -The Moorland Family
  4. Where can you find Jasper’s pumpkin farm?
    -Goldenhills Valley
  5. What’s the name of the gardening couple who lives outside the Winery?
    -Bjorn and Agnetha
  6. What’s the right name (for the thing that goes under a saddle): saddle pad or blanket?
    -Saddle pad
  7. What’s the maximum height of a pony in competitions?
    -3.148 cm or 4ft 10 in (or 14.2 hands)

Valedale

  1. Which of the following horse breeds can be found on Jorvik?
    -Jorvik Warmblood
  2. Where on Jorvik is it always autumn?
    -Goldenhills Valley
  3. Where would you find the loin on a horse?
    -Between a horses back and rear
  4. What’s the name of the world’s smallest horse breed?
    -Falabella
  5. Which of these horses can best endure winter (in Jorvik)?
    -North Swedish Horse
  6. Who loves western and barrel racing?
    -Marley
  7. If you want to go to the disco, where should you go?
    -Fort Pinta

Harvest Counties

  1. What’s the name of Silverglade’s severely slightly pessimistic tailor?
    -Donald
  2. Where’s the place to be if you want to take a swim with your horse?
    -Fort Pinta Beach
  3. Which of these is not a British pony breed?
    -Konik Pony
  4. What is the name given to the coloring of all Fjord horses?
    -Dun
  5. Who’s Jorvik’s biggest rap star?
    -(The one and only!) Raptor
  6. Which stable is most famous in all of Jorvik?
    -Jorvik Stables
  7. Where on the island of Jorvik is it always winter?
    -Valley of the Hidden Dinosaur

Epona

  1. What is Monté?
    -When you ride on a harness racing horse instead of in a cart behind
  2. What’s the name of Epona’s riding club?
    -Bulldogz
  3. Fort Pinta and Fort…
    -Maria
  4. What are the names of the two oldest families in Harvest Counties?
    -Goldspur and Jarlasson
  5. What’s the name of Epona’s largest marsh?
    -Mirror Marshes
  6. How many walking gaits does an Icelandic Horse have?
    -5
  7. Which of the following is not a horse coloring?
    -Roam

Goldenhills Valley

  1. Where in Jorvik can you find a library?
    -The Winery
  2. How many teeth does an adult horse have?
    -40-42 (different if a horse has their bridle teeth or not, and some breeds have one or two pairs less)
  3. Which of these horse breeds is most commonly connected to western riding?
    -Quarter Horse
  4. How many children did Mississippi Jones have?
    -2 (though I think he actually had 4, that split his treasure map?)
  5. How much water does a horse usually drink in a day (if slightly dehydrated)?
    -45 liters or 12 gallons
  6. Who is Pi the Witch married to?
    -Mayor Klaus
  7. What’s the name given to the hair found on a horse’s mane and tail?
    -Horsehair

Fort Pinta

  1. What percentage of a horse’s body is muscle?
    -Around 50%
  2. When did Jon Jarl arrive to Jorvik?
    -1218
  3. What did Mrs Holdsworth do for a living when she was younger?
    -Accountant (for the Moorlands)
  4. Which two colors are not permitted on an Arabian (according to the official breed registry)?
    -Pinto and spotted (not including sabino or brindle type markings)
  5. From how long ago are the earliest archaeological find of domesticated horses said to come?
    -Around 6,000 years (though wild horses existed for much longer)
  6. How many stables are there in Silverglade (all of ‘mainland’ Jorvik)
    -6
  7. How many breaths does a horse take every minute while resting?
    -8-15

 

Day 133, Surprising News – Epona Spoiler Alert

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My Little Sweetie

professor_hayden

ALBERTA!! Talk to me!! What is it, sweetness? Have you eaten too many flies? I told you not to eat too many all in one go! Have you hurt yourself climbing a tree?

Hmph. Rita?

What’s happened?

Alberta… She’s had stomach cramps all night long… I’ve tried everything but nothing seems to be helping. What if she’s sick? What if she… My little sweetie… My princess, tell me what’s wrong with you?

(Perhaps you could take a look at Alberta and see what might be wrong?)

Objectives: Examine Alberta then talk to Professor Hayden.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 10 with Crescent Moon Village

Dismount your horse and take a look at Alberta. You don’t seem to find anything wrong with her…

professor_hayden

Did you find anything? What were you expecting? Why would she tell you what was wrong and not me, hmm?

Quest completed

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Sweetie’s Blanket

professor_hayden

Noooo!! Sweetness! Don’t cry! I’m here princess! Here’s your blanket, little one!

Rita, Alberta isn’t feeling well, so I think you should go.

Hmph. You’ve got an idea, you say?

If we should take Alberta to a vet?

Hmph. Well that wasn’t a stupid idea. Hmph.

Sweetie? What do you say? Shall we try going to Crescent Moon Village and seeing Camilla? Hey, hey, hey Alberta, easy now! No need to bite, I’m not going to pick you up. We can’t be here though, so maybe I need to go. Okay, okay, of course I won’t leave you, angel. I’ll stay with you right here. I promise, I won’t leave you. 

You want to ride and fetch the vet, you say? Hmph.

Ugh, you’re incredibly helpful, aren’t you? Hmph. Camilla Turnstone is the name you’re looking for in Crescent Moon Village. She knows Alberta well, we’ve been seeing her since she was little. If anyone knows what’s wrong, it’ll be her.

Objectives: Ride to the vet in Crescent Moon Village.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 15 with Crescent Moon Village

Camilla’s house the one directly behind Pamela’s.

camilla_turnstone

Hello there! Oh, take it easy, sweetheart! Breathe! Has something happened?

Quest completed

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The Chemist from Old Hillcrest

camilla_turnstone

How do you know something’s wrong? Little sweetheart, I’ve worded for many years as a chemist and a vet in what’s known today as Old Hillcrest… Of course I can tell if something’s happened…

Sorry, but who did you say you were?

Rita? Nice to meet you. My name’s Camilla Turnstone. What can I do for you, newest friend?

Objectives: Tell Camilla what’s happened.

Rewards: 5 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 10 with Crescent Moon Village

Poor lovable Alberta is not herself!

camilla_turnstone

Oh no! That doesn’t sound good at all, Rita!

Quest completed

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Plants from The Cauldron

camilla_turnstone

That really does sound rather serious. Excellent that you managed to make it here so quickly! It could well be an abdominal aortic aneurysm, cholecystitis, or if we’re really out of luck it could be a mesenteric ischemia… Hmm…

Sorry, you don’t need to know what all of that means. I’ll hurry out to the Professor right away. 

Thanks, but I know where he camps in the swamps, so you don’t need to show me. If you’d like to help me though, you could ride to The Cauldron and gather seed pods from a Heliconiaceae plant. Or at least it belongs to that family of plants…

I’m sorry, in regular Jorvegian it’s called a green lobster-claw plant and it’s quite uncommon. I’ve only seen it growing in The Cauldron.

The plant can usually help ease most stomach and intestine problems, and I’m sure it can work for Alberta… At least until I find out what’s really wrong with her.

Could you ride to The Cauldron and gather the fruit from the green lobster-claw plant? It grows inside the seed pods.

Thanks Rita! I’ll meet you at Hayden’s camp soon. 

Objectives: Ride to The Cauldron and look for the green lobster-claw plant.

Rewards: 25 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 20 with Crescent Moon Village

You can get into The Cauldron by first running up the side of the hill from the road between Crescent Moon Village and Stormgarden. Pass the Observatory at the top of the hill and ride along the slopes all the way down into The Cauldron at the bottom.

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self

That must be the green lobster-claw plant Camilla was talking about.

Quest completed

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The Green Lobster-Claw Plant

self

Camilla said I need to be extra careful when picking the seed pods from the plant.

(You get ready to pick the seed pods from the green lobster-claw plant.)

Objectives: Pick seed pods from the green lobster-claw plant.

Rewards: 35 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP

Reputation: 30 with Crescent Moon Village

Collect seed pods from the plants growing around near the water. Suddenly you notice something in the cave…

self

There we go, that should be enough.

(You’re happy with your harvest and start to think about leaving when you hear a strange noise…)

Quest completed

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Who’s There?

self

(You hear a sound from the cave… Should you take a closer look?)

Objectives: Look closer in the cave.

Rewards: 5 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 5 with Crescent Moon Village

A single pair of eyes shine from the cave…

self

Alberta? Is that you? What are you doing here?

Quest completed

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Eyes in the Dark

self

(That’s definitely not Alberta… Your gut feeling tells you this is bad…)

Objectives: RUN!!

Rewards: 45 Jorvik Shillings, 55 XP, 75 Horse XP

Reputation: 25 with Crescent Moon Village

Suddenly many eyes appear in the cave and tons of spiders come running out towards you! Time to make your escape!

Run the race back up the sides of The Cauldron. Avoid the spiders along the way or you will have to start over.

When you safely reach Stormgarden, you decide it’s best to return to Hayden and tell him everything.

camilla_turnstone

There you are! Thank goodness you made it! Did you get the seed pods?

What happened?! You look like you’ve seen a ghost!!

Quest completed

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Time to Hatch Some Eggs!

camilla_turnstone

Ohhh… I didn’t think of that. Silly me. It’s this time of year that the Jorvegian Giant Spiders come out to let their eggs hatch. They stay around The Cauldron because it’s nice and warm for them there.

Sorry for forgetting to mention that Rita. You got the seed pods anyway?

Hmm… I wonder…

Rita? Could you please feed some of the fruits from the seed pods to Alberta while I try to take a blood sample from her?

Objectives: Give the seed pods to Alberta then talk to Camilla.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 15 with Crescent Moon Village

Here princess, have some noms.

camilla_turnstone

There we are! Now I’ve got a blood sample from Alberta. It’ll not take long to get a result from this. If you just wait a short while, we’ll see if my suspicions are correct.

Quest completed

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A Positive Test

camilla_turnstone

Yep! Exactly as I thought. Rita, when you told me about the spiders at The Cauldron and about their eggs, I started to think perhaps Alberta wasn’t sick… And I was right! She’s expecting eggs.

Umm… Hayden? I’ve never seen you smile before, you look almost scary…

Haha!

I’d love to stay, but I need to get back now. I’ll be back later to check on Alberta. Make sure she gets plenty of food and rest now! It’s difficult to say when exactly she’ll be ready to lay her eggs.

Now I’ve really got to go. Lovely to meet you Rita!

Bye!

Objectives: Talk to Professor Hayden.

Rewards: 5 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 10 with Crescent Moon Village

Congratulations, Alberta!

professor_hayden

I… I’m… I’m going to be a granddad!

Quest completed

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I’m Gonna Be a Granddad!

professor_hayden

Rita! Don’t you get it? I’m going to be a granddad!!

Alberta, you’re going to be a mother! My little sweetie is all grown up!

Hmph. Of course. Byt the way. This isn’t a present, just in case you start getting ideas. It got delivered to my address by mistake and the young man in the post office wouldn’t let me return it. Kids these days…

Objectives: Talk to Professor Hayden.

Rewards: 5 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP, Cool Terrain Pants

Reputation: 10 with Crescent Moon Village

Soon there were be lots of baby Albertas running around!

professor_hayden

There you go.

Yes, well it does rather seem as though Alberta likes you, Rita. Now she needs a little peace and quiet, but I’ll let you know when the eggs arrive.

Quest completed

Day 132, She’s Really Done It This Time! – Epona Spoiler Alert

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You visit Professor Hayden in the Mirror Marshes to find his campsite totally trashed. I wonder what’s happened here?

Avoiding the Shards

professor_hayden

Oh, blithering bugs!

Hmph. What do you want, hmm? Haven’t I already said that you’re to take your swamp walks in a place where I’m NOT? Can’t you see I’m busy? Kids these days…

You wonder why it’s looking a little chaotic in the camp here? Hmph. Well at least you can see properly if nothing else. Since you can see so well, you’ll be able to see I’m busy trying to avoid all these shards of glass on the ground, which is something you should be doing as well.

(If you pick up the brush that’s lying on the ground and sweep up the bits of glass, then maybe you’ll get to know what’s happened…)

Objectives: Pick up the brush that’s lying on the ground and sweep up the bits of glass, then talk to Professor Hayden.

Rewards: 35 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 25 with Crescent Moon Village

Help make Hayden’s life a little nicer, though he won’t appreciate you for it.

professor_hayden

What are you doing?!

Quest completed

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Tough, Tricky, and Terribly Taxing

professor_hayden

Rita! Have I taught you nothing?! Hmph!

Life should be TOUGH, TRICKY, and TERRIBLY TAXING. That’s how you know you’re alive. Coming here and sweeping up broken glass from the ground. Kids these days…

Instead you’re like some ray of sunshine, the kind you get dazzled by and it makes you go blind for a second so your eyes hurt and you fall over a rock. Hmph.

Since you’re here offering to help you may as well give me a hand cleaning up.

Chop chop! Get started!

Objectives: Help Professor Hayden to tidy up the camp.

Rewards: 40 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP

Reputation: 30 with Crescent Moon Village

Pick up the cauldron, and toppled work bench, then speak to Hayden again.

professor_hayden

Hmph… I hope you’re not expecting a thank you!

Quest completed

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Sleeping in the Cold and Rain…

professor_hayden

I’m not always grumpy, Rita! But when I am, I’m one hundred percent grump. Big difference.

What’s happened here at the camp you ask? Hmph.

Meh, it’s not really anything. I should have been studying my swamp cockroaches when Alberta jumped up and knocked the jar they were in. It fell and smashed and my little six-legged friends scurried away in every possible direction.

I tried to shoo away my little princess out of harm’s way but she got it into her head that she should help round up the cockroaches for me… I yelled at her to stop but then, well, she got mad at me… She knocked the rest of the jars over and ran away… She’ll be back soon though, I’m sure.

Hmph, I suppose I’ll just be sleeping in the cold tonight since the tent collapsed. We can at least hope it rains. If I’ve got no tent to sleep in, then I can at least try my best to live just like Diogenes. 

Hmph. You want to set up the tent again for Alberta’s sake? Hmph… Okay then.

So you know how to put up a tent, do you? Well, aren’t you the genius. Kids these days… Hmph.

Well, what exactly are you waiting for? Get going and set up the tent again!

Chop chop!

Objectives: Help Professor Hayden to set up the tent.

Rewards: 30 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 20 with Crescent Moon Village

Fix Hayden’s tent before he goes trading his clothes for an old barrel…

professor_hayden

Hmph… Grateful? For what? Setting up a tent? Kids these days…

Quest completed

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I Call It Living!

professor_hayden

Hmph. So you think I’m grumpy all the time? Weeeelll… What can I say? Plenty of people seem to think that if you don’t like other people, laughter, and sunshine then you’re grumpy. I call it living! Like when people say that you should make a wish when you see a shooting star… Nonsense! When you see it in the sky, the star has already been dead for millions of years and wishes only end in disappointment.

So now there’s nothing left for you to do here. Hmph. Unless you’d like to stay and eat with me and Alberta?

Hmph. Light the fire then, or did you have some other way you thought we might cook the food?

Objectives: Help Professor Hayden to light the campfire.

Rewards: 20 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 15 with Crescent Moon Village

Use the Zippo from your inventory to light the fire.

professor_hayden

I wonder where Alberta’s got to? She must be hungry!

Quest completed

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She’s a Little Long-sighted…

professor_hayden

ALBERTA?! PRINCESS! DINNERTIIIIME!

Hmph. Where’s that little angel got to?

We’ll have to wait before we eat, we need to find Alberta first. She shouldn’t be that far away, she usually stays nearby. She’s probably just a bit irritated and she’ll no doubt be sitting in a tree somewhere, sulking.

Hmph. Well, well. You’ll have to help me look for her if you don’t mind. You could ride to my house in Crescent Moon Village and see if she’s there. It wouldn’t surprise me if she was just sitting in front of the door, sulking. 

What are you waiting for? I shan’t be hugging you goodbye… If you want a hug, then you should go hug a cactus. Chop chop! Off you go and see if Alberta’s there in Crescent Moon Village.

Objectives: Check if Alberta ran off to Professor Hayden’s house in Crescent Moon Village.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 20 with Crescent Moon Village

Ride to his house and find that she is not at his house. Pamela Moonriver waves you down, and as you approach you see her garden and bees in chaos.

pamela_moonriver

Rita! It’s lucky you’re here!

Quest completed

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Raging Bees

pamela_moonriver

Sorry, what was that? You’re looking for Alberta?

Yeah, you just missed her. Have you seen the state she’s left the place in? I saw her in the garden here and told her not to mess around with the bees, but do you think she listened?!

It’s about time Hayden started raising that little madam properly. This time she’s gone too far, have you seen all this chaos everywhere?!

The bees are so angry that I don’t know if I even dare go near them to try and calm them down with sugar water.

You’ll give it a go, you say?

Whew! Thanks! Here, take this sugar water and set it out in the garden. Be careful though, when they’re as angry as this they’ll attack whatever gets in front of them.

Objectives: Set out some sugar water for the bees, and be careful not to get too close!

Rewards: 45 Jorvik Shillings, 30 XP

Reputation: 35 with Crescent Moon Village

Enter the garden on foot and place out the bowls of sugar water. Don’t get too close to the clouds of bees flying around or you will be chased from the garden. When you have set out all the bowls, return to Pamela.

pamela_moonriver

Oh no! That didn’t go too well! The sugar water doesn’t seem to have calmed down the bees at all! It’s just made them angrier!

Quest completed

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When Sugar Is Not Enough

pamela_moonriver

Rita!

We need to do something fast before someone’s seriously injured here in the village!

Great idea Rita! Professor Hayden’s the only one who can help us. Ride to him in the Mirror Marshes and tell him he needs to help us NOW!

Objectives: Get help from Professor Hayden in his camp in the Mirror Marshes.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 15 with Crescent Moon Village

It’s bee-pocalypse here in the village, help us, Hayden!

professor_hayden

ALBERTA?! SWEETIE PIE?! Where are you?

Rita, did you find Alberta?

Quest completed

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Once Upon a Time There Was A…

professor_hayden

Oh, so Pamela’s bees are angry? Hmph.

Rita, let me tell you a little story now that you’ve told me yours. Once upon a time there was a professor who had way more important things to think about than a few angry bees in some village he’s almost never in. 

Especially when his only family member has gone missing. In other words: I DO NOT CARE.

ALBERTA?! SWEETIE?! PRINCESS?! Where are you?

What? Pamela’s bees are angry because Alberta was scaring them? Complete nonsense. Again. I’ve already told Alberta quite clearly that she shouldn’t do that. She wouldn’t hurt a fly… Or… Hmph.

Yes, yes, I’ll help. Ugh. Not because of you or Pamela but for the lovely little bees. I don’t like the thought that they’re stressing themselves crazy like this. My sweet nectar mixture should hopefully help calm them down! Hmph.

Nothing in this life comes for free. It’s just as well you learn that now that if you want something in this life, you have to do it yourself. So you can mix up the nectar mixture. Stand here next to this table and follow my instructions. 

Objectives: Follow Professor Hayden’s instructions as you blend together his nectar mixture.

Rewards: 35 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP

Reputation: 25 with Crescent Moon Village

Stand at the table and pick up and place items in the correct order according to Hayden’s instructions. Speak to him again once you’ve completed the mixture.

professor_hayden

Ah, so you got the nectar mixture together in the end… That was, well… Almost good. Hmph. It’ll do.

Quest completed

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I Stopped Listening

professor_hayden

Are you still talking about angry bees? I stopped listening ages ago.

Hmph. Don’t take this the wrong way, I don’t like you or anything, but just because it’s you, I’ll give you a hand with the next step. Hmph.

You’ve got the nectar mixture, right?

Right. Mix it up with the sugar water. Do it carefully though, otherwise it’ll spill and be a smelly mess instead.

Objectives: Pour the nectar mixture carefully into the sugar water.

Rewards: 40 Jorvik Shillings, 35 XP

Reputation: 25 with Crescent Moon Village

Click to begin the task. You will get an arrow moving over a bar, and click when the arrow is over the highlighted area. This activity is not timed so take your time! Allow the arrow to bounce back and forth until you are ready to catch it. If you miss, you will have to restart the quest.

professor_hayden

There you go. Now you’ve got a gooey sugary mixture.

Quest completed

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Chop Chop!

professor_hayden

There you go, all done! Now you can take it back to Pamela. Hmph. I can promise this will settle down her badly brought-up bees. And she thinks Alberta’s spoiled?

What are you waiting for? Get on your way! Wasn’t there supposed to be some kind of hurry?

Chop chop!

Objectives: Ride to Pamela with the sugar mixture.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 15 with Crescent Moon Village

Return to Pamela and tell her you’ve returned to save the village!

pamela_moonriver

Rita! And not a moment too soon! The bees are going crazy in the village, we need to do something NOW!

Quest completed

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No Time to Lose!

pamela_moonriver

Was Hayden able to help us? As you can see, the bees have gone insane! That darned Alberta! Grrr! When I get my hands on her, I’ll teach her a thing or two, I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve told her not to aggravate my bees!

You’re right Rita! No time to be angry at Alberta now, not when we’re surrounded by chaos!

What? You think this sugar mixture will calm down the bees? How on earth are we going to give it to them?

What a clever idea Rita! I hadn’t thought we could put it in a spray bottle and spray the bees!

Are you sure you want to risk riding out and trying to calm them down?

Thanks! Take the spray bottle with you and spray the bees, we just have to hope it works and they calm down!

Objectives: Spray the sugar mixture onto the bees, then talk to Pamela.

Rewards: 30 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP

Reputation: 25 with Crescent Moon Village

I’m here to save you my citizens!

pamela_moonriver

Whew! That was close! Thank goodness it worked though, now the bees are calmer and buzzing happily around their hives in the garden.

Thanks for your help Rita!

Quest completed

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And the Peace Didn’t Last Long…

pamela_moonriver

Now perhaps we’ll get a bit of peace and quiet.

No, I’m sorry Rita, I’ve got no idea where Alberta went.

Oh, gosh! Did you her that Rita?!

Objectives: Talk to Pamela.

Rewards: 5 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 10 with Crescent Moon Village

You jump as a scream breaks the silence.

pamela_moonriver

Sigh. That was as long as that peace and quiet lasted…

Quest completed

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A Scream in the Streets…

pamela_moonriver

Sigh. Sounds like Kellie’s at it again…

Rita! You wouldn’t mind riding over and seeing how things are going with Kellie, would you? At least ask her to calm down a little?

HA!! If it’ll be dangerous? I can promise you, with Kellie it’s always a total disaster! Dangerous and deadly! Haha.

Thanks for going to check on her.

Objectives: Ride out to try and figure out what’s happened.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 10 with Crescent Moon Village

Speak to Kellie, who is standing a short way from Pamela’s house.

kellie

Sniffle.

Boohoooo!!

Quest completed

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Do You Know How Close It Was?!

kellie

Do you know how close it was?! I only got away by an inch!

Waaaaaahhhh!!

Sniffle.

You want to know what happened?

It was that blasted Alberta again! She’s what happened!

I was just going to pet her. Sniffle. And from nowhere those fangs just appeared! Sniff. It was by the skin of my teeth that I didn’t get her teeth in my hand! Boohoo!

Where is she now? Sniffle.

I’m about to get bitten to death and you want to know where the little hairball is? Sniffle. What about me?! If you have to know, she ran behind that house where Mr Perch usually is.

Objectives: Go and find Alberta.

Rewards: 5 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 10 with Crescent Moon Village

Oh, hush, you’re fine.

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Go around the house near the river and find this fuzzy little cutie.

alberta

Hisssssss…. Hhhhgggggg…. Hiissssssshssshssshssshhhhhsssss…..

(That must be Alberta!)

Quest completed

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Hisssss…

alberta

Hissssssss…

Hhhhggggg… Hiiissssshhssshshssshhhhssssss…

(Alberta seems nervous. You can’t see any fangs on display like Kellie talked about… Maybe it’s just as well as you pick her up and take her back to Professor Hayden?)

Objectives: Pick Alberta up.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 10 with Crescent Moon Village

Alberta flashes her fangs and you jump back. You think it best to speak to Pamela. She has a way with the buggos.

pamela_moonriver

You’re back already? Did you find that little rascal Alberta?

Quest completed

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Many Things But Never Aggressive!

pamela_moonriver

WHAT?!

You say Alberta tried to attack you?! You must be kidding with me Rita?!

Well yes of course I believe you. Don’t get me wrong, but even if I don’t like her very much, I have to say I never thought she’d attack anyone.

Alberta’s always been naughty and gets up to so many shenanigans around here that it drives me crazy… She’s many things but she’s never been aggressive. 

You want what’s left of the sugar spray?

Of course, what do you need it for?

What a great idea! If it calmed down the bees, then perhaps it can calm Alberta down as well. Well, you can at least try giving some to her and see what happens…

Objectives: Take the sugar spray back to Alberta.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 10 with Crescent Moon Village

Return to where you left Alberta and find she’s disappeared.

self

Where’s Alberta now?! She was right here!

Quest completed

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She Can’t Be Far…

self

Alberta must have run away and hidden while you were at Pamela’s. You’ve got a feeling she can’t have gone that far away. Something feels very wrong, it’s best you try to find Alberta as soon as you can.

Objectives: Look for Alberta.

Rewards: 35 Jorvik Shillings, 30 XP

Reputation: 25 with Crescent Moon Village

Search areas around the village. Make sure to have the sugar spray at hand, for as soon as you find Alberta, you will have a limited time to spray her before she runs away again.

alberta

Hisssss…. Hhhhggggg…

(You see Alberta drinking up the sweet nectar mixture. Together you return to the place you first saw her. Maybe you can take her home soon?)

Quest completed

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Big Yellow Eyes

alberta

Hissss…. Hhhggggg…

(Alberta seems to have calmed down. She looks up at you with her big yellow eyes and you get the sense she just wants to go home now.

You should let her sit behind her on Summerblaze and take her back to Professor Hayden.)

Objectives: Take Alberta back to Professor Hayden.

Rewards: 25 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 15 with Crescent Moon Village

Make sure she hangs on tight with all eight legs, as you rush back to Hayden with his beloved pet.

professor_hayden

ALBERTA!! My precious treasure!!

Where have you been, princess?

Quest completed

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Of Course You Shouldn’t Be Cold!

professor_hayden

My little angel, where did you get to, hmm?

Huh? No, Alberta! It’s me! Why are you hissing and spitting like that?

Perhaps you’re just cold? My little sweetie, of course you shouldn’t be cold! Easy now, easy my little lovely. I’ll get you a blanket.

Oh, but if I’m to get you a blanket, I have to go over there, relax!

Hmph? You’ll grab the blanket, you say Rita? Hmph okay. It’s in my rucksack by the tent.

Objectives: Fetch Alberta’s blanket from Professor Hayden’s rucksack.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 20 with Crescent Moon Village

The backpack is on the ground on the other side of the tent.

professor_hayden

Here you go, my little princess! Your favorite blanket! Easy now, easy girl, I’m just going to drape it over you now…

Quest completed

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Nothing Wrong With Alberta!

professor_hayden

OUCH! Alberta! What are you doing?! I thought you wanted your blanket. Maybe you’re just thirsty? Or hungry? Or? Hmph!

What are you saying Rita? That there might be something wrong with Alberta?

Hmph! Just because she’s not in the mood for her blanket doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with her. Would you like a blanket over you in this heat? No, exactly.

Sweetie, don’t be afraid, I didn’t mean to raise my voice. You don’t need to have a blanket if you don’t want one, it’s fine. Would you like some food? Maybe I can make you some nice hot tea? Maybe we can go and look for frogs together! Would you like to look for some frogs, little princess?

Objectives: Talk to Professor Hayden.

Rewards: 5 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 5 with Crescent Moon Village

Try to convince Hayden that Alberta might be ill.

professor_hayden

There’s nothing wrong with Alberta, Rita! Hmph!

If you’re going to say things like that, then you can just get going. Alberta and I are going to look for frogs! You can’t wait to look for froggies can you little sweetness?

(Perhaps it’s best you come back tomorrow to make sure everything’s okay with Alberta and Professor Hayden…)

Quest completed

Return to Professor Hayden tomorrow.

Day 131, Ricky Returns – Epona Spoiler Alert

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You must be Liked with Ricky Winterwell to be able to start these quests.

Chips for Dinner: Bad Idea

midlife_crisis_ricky

Hey, how’s it going? Do you feel rested and ready? You don’t have any aches and pains from working out, right?

Pfft. Of course I don’t have any aches and pains… I’ve got a really bad stomachache though, perhaps it’s all the chips?

I ate tons of chips last night, they’re so tasty! But you were right about how it might not be the best diet, because I never get properly full from just chips. In the future I won’t bother with chips for dinner.

Now it’s almost time for the qualifiers for districts! I’m starting to worry a little about how I should probably have trained more. If I do this, I swear I’ll practice my technique every day.

Are you sure you want to come along with me to district qualifiers?

Thanks so much!

You’re right Rita, we need to get going right away so that we don’t turn up late.

Come on, let’s go. It’s not far, just in the same place we trained over by the Bulldogz clubhouse.

Objectives: Follow Ricky to the competition area.

Rewards: 25 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 15 with Ricky Winterwell

You can run alongside Ricky or ride ahead and wait for him to arrive.

midlife_crisis_ricky

Now we’re here! Ohh, I’m really nervous now Rita.

Quest completed

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Where Should We Start?

midlife_crisis_ricky

Okay, what should I get started with? Should I warm up or drink water? I guess I could eat something… Or what do you think I should start with Rita?

Registration? Yes of course! You’re right. I need to sign up for the competition…

Ohhh, I can hardly hold the pen! This is like my third try at writing my name and I’m so nervous I can barely remember how to spell Ricky! Right. It’s R-I-H… No. R-I-K…?

You’ll sign me up, you say? Oh gosh, thanks haha!

What a great idea! If you sign me up, I’ll go and try to calm myself down. Sounds good.

Of course! Think Nathalie’s going to arrive any minute. If you see her, could you say I’ve gone to warm up?

Thanks! Sign me up first so that I’m registered for the competition. Here, you can take this pen.

Objectives: Sign Ricky up for the competition.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 15 with Ricky Winterwell

Use the pen to fill out Ricky’s registration form. As you do so, Nathalie appears behind you. Speak to her when you are finished with the form.

nathalie_moonriver

Hey Rita!

How nice of you to come along with Rick. I think he needs your support. 

Quest competed

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As Nervous as a Guy Can Be!

nathalie_moonriver

I also came here to be supportive for Ricky. I think he needs it! I hope it goes well for him, but win or lose, he needs us on his side cheering for him!

We should probably go over to him now before he faints from all the nerves.

Objectives: Talk to Ricky.

Rewards: 5 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 10 with Ricky Winterwell

Head into the paddock and find Ricky near the fight ring that has been constructed in the middle.

midlife_crisis_ricky

Breathe, Ricky. Breathe!

Quest completed

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What If My Best Isn’t Enough?

midlife_crisis_ricky

Rita! I’m so worried that I’m not gonna be able to do this. Just imagine, what if it’s like my last competition? What if I lose? What will I do then?

What do you mean just do my best? You mean, if I just do my best, it won’t matter whether I win or lose because I’ll be a winner anyway? What are you talking about? What use is it to do your best if you don’t even win?

You mean it’s a victory in itself that I’m even trying to get back into it?

But the stables? And Nathalie? The debts? I need to win to be able to help out!

(You should maybe try to calm Ricky down, otherwise there’s a risk he’ll never get focused enough before the competition begins.)

Objectives: Calm Ricky down.

Rewards: 20 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 15 with Ricky Winterwell

Give Ricky a hug and assure him that it will be all okay.

midlife_crisis_ricky

Okay Rita, you’re right. There’s no point getting all stressed out now. I’ll get up there, meet my opponent and just do my best!

Quest completed

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Match 1 : Round 1

midlife_crisis_ricky

Okay, there’s the first bell, that means it’s time for e to get up into the ring When the second bell goes, that means the first round of the first match will begin!

I’ll do as you said Rita, just get up there and do my best!

Promise you’ll stay and watch for the whole match? Thanks Rita! Now I know you and Nathalie are here to support me, I’ll have some extra fire in the ring!

I need to go now, but keep your fingers crossed for me! I won’t let you or Nathalie down!

Objectives: Watch Ricky’s first round.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 10 with Ricky Winterwell

Watch as Ricky’s first round begins. It is not a minigame, just a very long cutscene. Maybe grab some popcorn while you wait.

midlife_crisis_ricky

Whew!

Gulp!

Gasp!

Whew! Did you see that Rita, did you see?! I survived the first round… Maybe I could win this!

But wow, I’m feeling really tired. Whew.

Quest completed

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My Throat is Totally Dry!

midlife_crisis_ricky

I’m in nowhere near the shape I was before, and my throat! It’s as dry as a bone!

Hmm? If I’ve got a drink with me? I think there’s a water bottle in my bag over by that bench. Could you grab it for me? Thanks!

Objectives: Fetch Ricky’s water bottle.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 20 with Ricky Winterwell

Find Ricky’s water bottle in his bag over on the sidelines. Pick it up and return to him.

midlife_crisis_ricky

Gulp, gulp, gulp!

Perfect! Just what I needed. Thanks for getting it for me.

Quest completed

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Tactic Talk: Talking Tactics

midlife_crisis_ricky

Hey, I need to ask you something before the next round begins.

As I’m sure you saw, not much happened during the first round. Feels like we’re pretty even and I don’t quite know how I should push ahead in the next round to get the winning edge. 

Exactly! It’s a tactic talk I want! You’re almost like a coach to me, haha! Well except for I’ve won a little more often than you and Summerblaze…

You don’t need to look at me like that. What do you think I should do next? How about we set out the tactics? Quick, I need help on how I should be thinking…

Objectives: Talk tactics with Ricky.

Rewards: 20 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 15 with Ricky Winterwell

Choose whichever tactical approach you desire; they all have the same outcome.

midlife_crisis_ricky

Great! Now I know what to do to win the next round.

Quest completed

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The First Signal

midlife_crisis_ricky

Oh! Did you hear? There goes the first bell, that means I need to be up in the ring again before the second bell.

Could I ask you one more favor?

Could you go to Nathalie and keep her company? Looks like she’s really nervous.

Thanks Rita! Wish me luck!

Objectives: Talk to Nathalie.

Rewards: 5 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 10 with Ricky Winterwell

Go over to Nathalie who is standing by the bench on the sidelines.

nathalie_moonriver

Oh hey Rita! Ricky sent you? Haha, he knows me too well. Look at my hands! They’re so shaky from all the nerves. I don’t even know how I’m going to be able to watch the next match.

Quest completed

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Match 1 : Round 2

nathalie_moonriver

The second bell’s gonna go any second. Oh I’m so worried for Ricky, imagine if he gets injured! I should never have made him do this.

You think he’s gonna do well?

You’re right Rita, we need to believe in Ricky. If we stop believing in him, how’s he ever gonna make it through the whole contest? Thanks for reminding me, you and me need to stay strong for Ricky!

Eeeep! The second bell!

Thanks for coming to stand with me during the match. I don’t know what I would have done on my own.

Come on RICKY!!

Objectives: Watch the second round.

Rewards: 20 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 10 with Ricky Winterwell

Sit and watch the next round, same as before. Speak to Ricky when the match is over.

midlife_crisis_ricky

I won! I can’t believe it, Rita… I WON!!

Quest completed

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Jessica Lunar

midlife_crisis_ricky

Nathalie!! I won!! I’m so happy!! I made it through the first match!

Did you see that? I’ll never forget this. He was just standing there like… And I was totally… And then, like…

Haha, you’re right Rita, you saw it all for yourselves.

Now there’s just one match left, and if I can make it through that, I’ll have qualified for the championships. Can you imagine? I’m just one match away from being in the district championships!

Thanks Rita for all your help. The training has really shown results! Haha! I might not be in as good shape as before, but I still won! HAHA!

Wait! Who’s that? That’s not who I think it is, is it? Can that woman on her way over to us really be Jessica Lunar?

Objectives: Talk to Jessica Lunar.

Rewards: 5 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 10 with Ricky Winterwell

Who could this new person be?

jessica_luna

Hey Ricky! It’s been a while… Nice match!

Quest completed

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Welcome Back Ricky!

jessica_luna

Never thought I’d see you in a Jor-jistu match again after you disappeared, Ricky… How long have you been away?

Way too long if you ask me. Happy to see you back.

I’ve wanted to tell you for so long that I’m really sad you lost your paddock and that Epona Kai was shut down. I’d have to you earlier, but you disappeared completely!

I’m happy to see you back though, because now I can get my revenge on you. You’ve got no idea how long I’ve waited to get you in a real match, Ricky. Ever since you beat me in that match a few years ago, I’ve always promised myself that I’d meet you in a match one day and win.

I swear to you Ricky, the match we’ve got now isn’t gonna be easy, and I’m counting on your giving it your all.

Good! One thing though. When I win, I promise you I’ll defeat Ivan Drake for us both. You’ve got no idea how much that man dishonors our beautiful martial art. I’m not alone in thinking that, so for everyone everywhere who practices Jor-jitsu, I swear I’ll defeat him.

That sounded like the first bell. See you in the ring! And don’t hold back, because I certainly won’t.

Objectives: Talk to Ricky.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 10 with Ricky Winterwell

Nothing like some good-natured smack talk before a match!

midlife_crisis_ricky

Absolutely Jessica! See you in the ring!

You’re not gonna win though! HA! Ricky’s BACK!

Quest completed

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Match 2 : Round 1

midlife_crisis_ricky

That was Jessica Lunar. I met her ages and ages ago during some kind of contest way back when I was training under Master Lucia. She’s a worthy competitor, even if her tactics and technique can’t be compared to Master Lucia’s and mine.

So now I feel pretty relaxed ahead of this match, I’ve already beaten her once, so how hard can it be to win again?

Don’t look so unsure Rita! You don’t need to look at me in the same way as you did when we discussed Summerblaze and pushups. Take a seat instead and watch the match with Nathalie, because the first bell’s already gone and I need to get into the ring.

You’ll see, Jessica’s not gonna be a problem for me. 

Objectives: Watch the first round, then talk to Ricky.

Rewards: 5 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 10 with Ricky Winterwell

Hope you haven’t finished your popcorn just yet.

midlife_crisis_ricky

HA! See how well that went?! I’ll went the next round and get to the district championships!

Quest completed

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Can’t Be a Wet Winner

midlife_crisis_ricky

Whew.

This feels good! You saw yourself how easy it was to win the first round against Jessica. Hey, listen tough – I’m sweating like a pig! Could you pass me my towel?

Why do I want my towel? Come on, I can’t be soaking wet when I win, can I? You don’t think I should be so cocky? HA! Don’t worry Rita, you saw it yourself, I’m gonna win this easily.

My towel is over there by the bench, next to my bag.

Objectives: Fetch Ricky’s towel.

Rewards: 25 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 15 with Ricky Winterwell

When will you learn to trust my mystical feminine intuition?

midlife_crisis_ricky

Get Ricky’s towel from the same bag as you got his water bottle, then return to him with it.

Thanks!

Nice to be able to dry off some of this sweat. I wanna look my best when I win!

Quest completed

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Film Me When I Win!

midlife_crisis_ricky

Haha! I can hardly believe it Rita! I’m gonna be the district championships!

Huh? You don’t think I should count my chickens before they hatch? Come on! You’ve become so negative all of a sudden! Suppose you’re just gonna stop doing pushups just like Summerblaze, just because you can’t do them… Pfft.

Relax Rita, the first round against Jessica was super easy. I’ll definitely win the second round now.

Tactics? Pfft! We don’t need to talk tactics now Rita! Haven’t you seen how well I’ve been doing?

If there’s one thing I do need, it’s my phone. Or at least that Nathalie gets my phone.

What she needs my phone for? So she can film me when I win of course! What else? We need to record the moment when I, after a long break, come back and wipe the floor with my opponents and go straight to the championships!

So you’ll grab my phone from my bag and give it to Nathalie? Great.

Objectives: Fetch Ricky’s phone and give it to Nathalie.

Rewards: 30 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP

Reputation: 30 with Ricky Winterwell

There is something as being TOO confident…

nathalie_moonriver

Umm, what? Ricky asked me to film him when he wins?

Wow, that’s pretty cocky…

Quest completed

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Match 2 : Round 2

nathalie_moonriver

Hmm, well it’s pretty good that Ricky is a little more confident, but I agree with you Rita. It’s risky to be too cocky, he hasn’t won yet…

You’re right though! We need to support him, doesn’t matter how it goes…

Oh Rita, I’m so worried for him. I don’t know if you’ve heard about this, but the reason he lost the final to Ivan was because he was too overconfident. Master Lucia said before she died that Ricky wasn’t ready for the Jorvik championship by a long way. He applied for it anyway, and since everything was going so well for him, he thought he’d win.

Even at the beginning of the final against Ivan, Ricky was totally in the lead and everyone thought he was gonna win it all after the first round… But then it all changed.

You’re right though Rita, there’s nothing we can do. We just need to hope for the best for Ricky and that he can win.

Oh! Did you hear that? The second bell! Thanks for staying with me Rita. I don’t think I could watch this all alone. Oh, please let him win!!

Come on Ricky! We’re here for you! You’re the BEST!!

Objectives: Watch the next round then talk to Ricky.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 20 with Ricky Winterwell

Can’t help eat the popcorn nervously as this round doesn’t go as well.

midlife_crisis_ricky

Ouch! What happened? How did she come back so fast and so strong? I thought I was gonna win it…

If she’s like that in the next round, I’ve got no chance…

Quest completed

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First Loss

midlife_crisis_ricky

Whew.

Ouch. Rita, did you see what happened?

Gasp. Gulp.

How could I lose? It was going so well, this is impossible…

(You should maybe grab some water for Ricky while he processes what just happened…)

Objectives: Fetch water for Ricky.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 20 with Ricky Winterwell

It seems hubris got the best of him…

Bring him his water bottle again from his bag.

midlife_crisis_ricky

Umm? Water? Okay thanks Rita. Gulp, gulp, gulp.

Quest completed

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It’s Not Over Yet!

midlife_crisis_ricky

Thanks Rita, I needed to rehydrate!

But I don’t understand, how could I lose? Everything was going so well! What am I going to do now? The bell’s gonna go soon and Jessica and I are completely level. She just needs to win the next round to take the whole match!

What do you mean that the match isn’t over yet? Come on Rita, you saw how good she was.

You’ve got an idea for how to win? Tell me!

You think we should talk tactics like last time? Hmm, yeah… It went well last time. 

Okay! I’m listening! Tell me what to do, coach!

Objectives: Talk tactics with Ricky.

Rewards: 30 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP

Reputation: 10 with Ricky Winterwell

Again choose which tactic you like the best; the outcome is the same.

midlife_crisis_ricky

Okay, if you think it will work, then I trust you!

Quest completed

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Match 2 : Round 3

midlife_crisis_ricky

No, now the first bell has rung! I need to get back up into the ring, but I’ll definitely do what you just told me to do.

I’ll do my very best Rita, I promise!

You’re right, I’ll think positive, I’ll think like a winner, because I wanna be a winner!

This match is the one…

Objectives: Watch the third round then talk to Ricky.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 20 with Ricky Winterwell

He has finally found some true, good confidence. Go Ricky!

midlife_crisis_ricky

I can’t believe it. I won.

Rita… I’m going to the district championships!!

Quest completed

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Next Stop: District Championships!

midlife_crisis_ricky

Rita, I can hardly believe it. It’s really true. I’ve won and I’m in the district championships! I’m finally there!

The chance for me to save the stables is now bigger than ever! How good are we?! What a team! We need to carry on training so that I’m ready for the districts, even if I should be able to get through to it now anyway.

Yeah yeah, calm down Rita. I promise I’ll train every single day. I don’t want to be in that position again like I was with Jessica, where everything’s hanging on one round.

Oh there’s Jessica now. Hope she’s not too angry about losing.

Objectives: Talk to Jessica Lunar.

Rewards: 5 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 10 with Ricky Winterwell

She is full of good sportsmanship, I hardly think she would be angry at losing fair and square.

jessica_luna

Congrats, Ricky.

Quest completed

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A Promise to Win

jessica_luna

Just came by to say thanks for a good match.

I honestly thought I was gonna win, but you came back. Nice job!

Thanks for such a good match Ricky. I’m gonna train even more now so next time we meet, you’ll have an even tougher time against me.

You need to promise me something now Ricky. Now you’ve beaten me, you need to promise me you’ll get to the final and beat Ivan Drake. He’s been harassing lots of members of my club and he’s trying to buy the clubhouse from underneath us. Promise me you’ll beat him and crush his club Total Destruction.

I need to get going now, but congrats again and good luck! I’ll come and cheer for you at districts and hold you to your promise to win! Haha!

Objectives: Talk to Ricky.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 20 with Ricky Winterwell

Sounds like a deal, ma’am!

midlife_crisis_ricky

I promise Jessica! I’m gonna do this. Not just for my sake, but also for Master Lucia, Nathalie, and for the honor of our sport and all that Ivan Drake does to disgrace it.

Quest completed

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A Rumbling Stomach

midlife_crisis_ricky

Yeah… What do I do now I’ve won? Suppose we may as well go home, right?

Woah, my legs are shaking, I feel so tired… I dunno if I’ll make it home right now, I think I need to rest for a while. At least until my stomach stops rumbling.

If I should eat something?

Hmm, you’re probably right! Smart girl! I’ve got some chips in my bag I think… Not the best, but they’ll have to do for now. Could you grab them for me?

Thanks Rita.

Objectives: Grab some chips for Ricky.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 10 with Ricky Winterwell

Well, I’ll let it go this one time but you have to start eating like a champion if you want to be one. Chips alone is just lame.

midlife_crisis_ricky

Omnomnomnomnom, that was good.

Quest completed

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What Does He Want Now?!

midlife_crisis_ricky

You were right again Rita! I really needed to eat something. To be honest, I should go home and fix up some proper food, but now I can at least get there thanks to you!

Oh no, is that Ivan? Looks like he’s heading towards us…

Ugh, wonder what he could want?

Objectives: Talk to Ivan Drake.

Rewards: 5 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 15 with Ricky Winterwell

Not this guy again… And who is this oaf he brings with him?

ivan_drake

I must say you had some good luck there, sicky little Ricky.

Quest completed

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The Excavator

ivan_drake

I must say you impressed me there… Or not HAHAHAHA!!

Your dotty old bat Master would turn in her grave if she saw your pathetic performance up there. Thanks for giving me and Luke a good laugh though!

Of course, I don’t know if you’ve met Luke… Luke Excavator? He’s one of the best in my club, under my mastership of course.

Luke and you are gonna meet in districts, where he’ll turn you into mashed potato! Hahahaha!

Objectives: Say hello to Luke Excavator.

Rewards: 5 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 10 with Ricky Winterwell

Oh dear, Ivan. I can tell you certainly didn’t choose your man for his looks, haha!

luke_excavator

Hehehehe… Yeah, we’re gonna make you into potatoes!

Quest completed

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Dig Up Everything in My Way!

luke_excavator

Like Ivan said, you’re gonna win. Hehe.

OUCH! What was that for Ivan? Ohhhh right, yeah, you said he wasn’t gonna win.

I mean Ricky, you’re NOT gonna win, hahaha.

Anyway, I’m Luke Excavator! I dig up everything in my way. Hehe. I’m gonna dig you out of the ring, Ricky. Hehe. You’ve got no chance against me.

Objectives: Talk to Ivan Drake.

Rewards: 5 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 15 with Ricky Winterwell

And you definitely didn’t choose him for his brains!!

ivan_drake

Ricky! I’d be surprised if you even survive five seconds against Luke. There’s a pretty good reason to just give up right now.

Quest completed

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A Cocky Bet

ivan_drake

Ricky, let me be completely honest here. Man to man. We both know you’ve got no chance, so if I were you, I’d just go home. I’d eat some… Chips and just give up. I mean, what do you think is gonna happen? Or do you WANT to make a fool of yourself again? Think of your poor old crazy cat lady master. Do you want to disappoint her again beyond the grave?

Haha! What? You really think you’re gonna win. Oh my word, well if you’re this cocky then how about a bet?

Objectives: Talk to Ricky.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Rewards: 10 with Ricky Winterwell

Oh no, don’t go getting overconfident again!

midlife_crisis_ricky

A bet? Sure! I’ll beat you both so a bet doesn’t frighten me at all.

Quest completed

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A Dangerous Bet

midlife_crisis_ricky

You’ll see Ivan! I’m gonna beat you down and when I do, I’ll take back Master Lucia’s paddock! You’ll promise to leave the other clubs in peace as well, like Jessica Lunar’s club for example. If I lose? Well then, I’ll leave Jorvik forever.

Objectives: Talk to Ivan.

Rewards: 5 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 10 with Ricky Winterwell

Ricky NooOOOooooOOOOO!

midlife_crisis_ricky

Haha sounds good to me. One less loser on the island is always good. So then it’s decided. See you at the district championships if you even dare to show up.

Can’t be bothered looking at you anymore though. Bye losers!

Quest completed

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You Can’t Leave Jorvik!

nathalie_moonriver

Ricky?! What did you just bet on?! What were you thinking?!

Yeah, obviously you believe you can win Ricky, but leaving Jorvik?! Forever?! You really have to win now Ricky, you can’t leave Jorvik!!

You promise you’ll win? Hmm, okay Ricky, I believe you.

Oh, I would have loved to stay and celebrate with you but I really need to get back to the stables. Ricky, can’t we go out and eat later this evening to celebrate? Great, see you later!

Thanks for all your help Rita, we’ll see each other again soon!

Objectives: Talk to Ricky.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 20 with Ricky Winterwell

Oooh, you in deep now, boy….

midlife_crisis_ricky

Of course Nathalie, see you later!

Quest completed

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Last Run of the Day

midlife_crisis_ricky

Suppose we’d better head home now. Or at least I need to get home. If I’m gonna head out with Nathalie later, I need to shower and maybe sleep a little during the afternoon. I’m so tired right now that I could pretty much just fall asleep anywhere.

But hey, listen, come with me to my place because I’ve got something for you! I guess you could say it’s kind of a thanks for all the help. I’ve been thinking about giving it to you earlier, but all this stuff with the competition made me so nervous that I totally forgot it.

Come on, let’s run back to my house!

Objectives: Go to Ricky’s place.

Rewards: 30 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP

Reputation: 25 with Ricky Winterwell

You can run along with Ricky or ride ahead and meet him at his house.

midlife_crisis_ricky

Finally home! Whew!

Quest completed

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Active Wear, Active Wear…

midlife_crisis_ricky

Now I can just take it easy for a while before I go out and meet Nathalie later. I can hardly believe I actually won! Just think, it’s the district championships soon! This means you and I need to train hard ahead of it! If you’ve got some spare time, you just need to drop by so we can carry on training together. Summerblaze is always welcome too, of course even if he does’t actually do anything. Horses really seem to be pretty bad at exercise…

Anyway, I’ve got a little present for you as a thanks for all your help in the run up to qualifiers! Here’s a really nice piece of active wear that you can have on while we train together. I expect you’ll still want to help me with my training ahead of the district championships right? I need all the help I can get!

Objectives: Talk to Ricky.

Rewards: 5 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP, Jor-jitsu Shorts

Reputation: 10 with Ricky Winterwell

It was a honor helping you, sir!

midlife_crisis_ricky

There you go! Now we can both be dressed right when we get some serious training ahead of the next competition!

Quest completed