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Linda has finished with her research in the Library.

Time Consuming Research

linda

I’ve been reading all night. There was so much to read… Yawn… Zzzz…

Objectives: Speak with Linda.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP

Reputation: 10 with Keepers of Aideen

Sounds like me studying for finals…

linda

Woo… Oops, excuse me… I must have fallen asleep again. Yawn… I’m sure you are wondering if I found anything we can use? I think I have found a lead at any rate.

Quest completed

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The Legend of The Golden Apple

linda

This is what I have discovered:

The legend says there is a type of Golden Apple that has magical properties that would affect an evil witch. Special trees produce these apples and they only grow one apple each year. Of course while the legend says that the apple would turn a cruel witch kind again, it is also a powerful weapon against the witches who have been trying to destroy the trees for years. At any rate, even if we get it… How are we going to get her to eat it?

Objectives: Listen to Linda.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 10 with Keepers of Aideen

Linda will tell you more about these golden apples.

linda

Aha. There is another story that says the more cruel that a witch gets, the harder it is for her to resist the chance to eat the Golden Apple when it is offered to her. Something about being truly cruel builds an irresistible appetite for the apple. Some think that the apple merely releases the witch’s inner desire to do good after years of evil work. A cruel witch will continue to do evil works for years and will not wish to be freed but they also can’t withstand the Golden Apple when it is offered by a pure soul with good intentions.

Quest completed

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Where Do We Find the Golden Apples?

linda

Good question. All the known Golden Apple trees have been destroyed by witches. But I think we might know where on is that may have survived.

Aha, you picked a golden apple in Applegrove recently? I’m sorry, but I don’t think that is the right kind of apple. These are golden apples and there are Golden Apples… There are different kinds.

But listen here! Every year there is a traditional competition around Scarecrow Cliffs in Goldenhills Valley. The competition is to race out and pick the first yearly apple from the old tree on Scarecrow Hill and bring it back to the finish.

A few years back Alex took part in the race under some strange circumstances. Since that race the whole area has been closed and the race hasn’t been run again. I think we should speak with Alex about this.

Can you give me a ride to her?

Objectives: Listen to Linda.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 10 with Keepers of Aideen

Tell Linda that you will give her a ride to where Alex is.

linda

Great. Just tell me when you are ready to take me to Alex, who is probably still watching the North Gate. We’ll see you outside!

Quest completed

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Tell Alex About the Golden Apple

linda

Ready to give me a ride to Alex by the gate? Excellent. Let’s go!

Objectives: Give Linda a ride to Alex at the Northern Gate

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 10 with Keepers of Aideen

Ride up to Shadow Hills and meet Alex by the North Iron Gate.

alex

Hey Rita and Linda! Fun to see you again, I was beginning to think you had forgotten all about me!

You’ve found out that a Golden Apple can transform the witch? Hmm… Sounds strange. There is definitely a Golden Apple at Scarecrow Hill. I was there and picked one during the competition back when they used to have them. But now Scarecrow Hill is closed and I think it has been for years now.

Quest completed

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Unlock the Scarecrow Hill Gate?

alex

Do you think the Key to the City opens the gate to Scarecrow Hill? It’s not that unlikely. I still have the key so take it with you and give it a try. I’ll stay and keep watch over the gate here so you can ride over and look.

Objectives: Ride over to the Scarecrow Hill and try and unlock the gate with the Key to the City.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 10 with Keepers of Aideen

Ride to Scarecrow Hill and try the key, then speak with Linda.

linda

Rita, bad luck. The key won’t work with the gate. What should we do now?

Quest completed

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The Key Doesn’t Fit

linda

So typical that the key doesn’t work. Ride to Mayor Klaus and ask him what the problem might be. He should know why this key won’t open this stupid gate like it should.

I’ll wait here while we figure out how to open the gate.

Objectives: Speak with Klaus.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 10 with The Goldenleaves

Ride to Cape West Fishing Village and speak with Mayor Klaus.

mayor_klaus

Thank you for the key! I hope it worked on the North Gate.

What? You couldn’t use it to open the gate to Scarecrow Hill? Wait… That is as it should be. I locked it years ago and actually threw away the key…

Quest completed

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Klaus Tells You About Scarecrow Hill

mayor_klaus

Why did I lock the gate and throw away the key? Well… Scarecrow Hill used to be a safe and beautiful place and we used to have a fantastic race there. But a few years ago, the scarecrows came to life… Which was a bit more than frightening. So the scarecrows wouldn’t get out, I locked the door with a different key so nobody could get in… And threw away the key to make sue it would stay shut. It was perhaps a little stupid now that I think about it but I was afraid and perhaps wasn’t thinking very clearly at the time.

Hmmm… You think it might have been my wife Pi who brought the scarecrows to life to prevent people from getting to the magic apple? Interesting idea… I hadn’t thought of that.

Objectives: Speak with Klaus.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP

Reputation: 10 with The Goldenleaves

Klaus will tell you more about the locked gate.

mayor_klaus

Oh well. Done is done. You will need to find another way to open that gate without the right key. I’m sorry, but when something that scary happens you don’t always do the right thing.

Quest completed

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Can a Strong Smuggler Break Open a Lock?

mayor_klaus

The key was thrown off the bridge and it is very, very deep there so we won’t be getting that key back. I don’t really have a good idea of how else we are going to get into Scarecrow Hill.

Maybe you know someone who might be able to open a lock like this?

What do I know. Whoa… You look like you just got an idea… Do you have someone in mind?

Objectives: Speak with Smuggler Bob in the Smuggler’s Cave. Maybe he can open the lock…

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 10 with Keepers of Aideen

Ride through Labyrinth Shore to get to the smugglers.

smuggler_bob

Aha… Trouble on four legs! You again. I think we might be seeing each other a little too often. You do remember we are secret and don’t really want to be as famous as you. Aha… You need our help? Again? With a lock?

Quest completed

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Lock Emergency

smuggler_bob

So you want help to break into Scarecrow Hill? You have the Mayor’s permission? Okay… But this is going to be the last time we help you as after that we expect you to leave us alone. Okay?

Speak with my associate Rob her, he has some bolt cutters he can lend you. Make sure you bring those back when you are done with them.

Objectives: Speak with Rob, Bob’s smuggler buddy.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 10 with Keepers of Aideen

Ask Rob if you can borrow his bolt cutters.

smuggler_rob

Hmm. I’m Rob. You borrow bolt cutters? Rob says it okay.

Quest completed

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Bolt Cutters Open Almost Everything

smuggler_rob

Okay. Here are the bolt cutters. You make sure you bring those back when you are done with them. You understand?

Objectives: Cut off the lock from the gate to Scarecrow Hill with the bolt cutters.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 10 with Keepers of Aideen

Ride back to Scarecrow Hill and dismount your horse to use the bolt cutters.

self

“You strain with the effort but you manage to cut the lock off the gate…”

Quest completed

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Rob’s Bolt Cutters

self

“Better return the bolt cutters as soon as possible… That Rob guy was weird and not the kind of guy you want to irritate. Better do it before going into Scarecrow Hill.”

Objectives: Return the bolt cutters to Rob before you explore Scarecrow Hill.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 10 with Keepers of Aideen

Ride back to Rob in the Smuggler’s Cave to return his bolt cutters.

smuggler_rob

Me Rob! You… horse! Bolt cutters mine! No scratch. Good. Rob happy. You leave now.

Quest completed

Ride back up to Scarecrow Hill and speak with Linda.

Explore Scarecrow Hill

linda

Do you know what Rita? Those living scarecrows in there are really scary. Are you sure you can get past them and up to the tree? If you manage it, don’t forget to get that golden apple. If there is one…

Objectives: Try to get the Golden Apple past the scarecrows in Scarecrow Hill.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 10 with Keepers of Aideen

Ride through the gate and explore. Watch out for their lazerbeam eyes!

linda

Okay Rita, it looks like trying to ride past the scarecrows isn’t going to work. Whatever you do they seem to be able to scare you or your horse away.

Quest completed

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Find Out More About the Scarecrows

linda

Evil, living scarecrows. Wow… What are we going to do now? It will be hard to find out about the scarecrows so I think we need to speak with Elizabeth. This is powerful magic we are talking about so we’ll save time going to her first.

I’m afraid we are not going to find the answers we need for this problem in books… But I’ll try. Give me a ride to the library at the Winery and I’ll get off there and try to find something helpful in the books. Then you can ride to Elizabeth and ask her about our problem.

Objectives: Give Linda a lift to the main building of the Winery. Then you can ride to talk to Elizabeth in Valedale.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 10 with Keepers of Aideen

Drop Linda off at the Winery, then go visit Elizabeth in Valedale.

elizabeth_sunbeam

Living, people-hating scarecrows… You are wondering how you can get past them without scaring you out of the hills?

Quest completed

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How to Get Past the Scarecrows

elizabeth_sunbeam

It is powerful magic that has brought the scarecrows to life and it seems that they are still under control of their maker. I’m certain it is Pi who has created them to prevent people from getting anywhere near the Golden Apple… The apple we hope is growing on the windblown top of Scarecrow Hill’s highest point.

I know that with powerful magic, the spell controlling the scarecrows could be broken… But we haven’t seen power like that since we had a fragment of Aideen’s Light a long time ago. I should tell you about that.

Objectives: Speak with Elizabeth.

Reward: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 10 with Keepers of Aideen

Elizabeth will tell you more about Aideen’s Light fragment.

elizabeth_sunbeam

When Aideen first stepped onto the island of Jorvik, right after the creation of the island, Aideen had a strong light in her hand which brought life and light to this dead stone island. The light was strong magic filled with goodness and warmth that we’ve never seen again. But in later years we found a fragment of that light which was used for many good deeds, but lost along the way deep in history.

I’m sure even a tiny piece of that light would certainly be enough to break the magic of the evil scarecrows.

Quest completed

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Is There a Fragment in Jarl’s Crypt? 

elizabeth_sunbeam

They say that Jon Jarl was buried with a fragment of the light in his crypt. It is one of the few stories I know about the light that might actually be true. Jon Jarl was the first to come to the island a long time ago, some time in the twelfth century, and it was him that named the island Jorvik.

The problem is Jarl’s Crypt is sealed and I have no idea how we can open it. I know Rita, you have been there and collected Ghost Ore, but that was just the first chamber you were in. According to the stories, the crypt is made of more rooms… Or at least that is what they say.

But maybe the history books can help you with this. Chat with Linda, you already dropped her off at the library, and see if you can find anything in the history books that might help. Maybe something there will help us open Jarl’s Crypt.

Objectives: Ride to the Winery library and tell Lind what you have found out.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 10 with Keepers of Aideen

Back to the Winery we go!

linda

I haven’t found anything yet… But you have? Great!

So if I understand what you are telling me: A fragment of Aideen’s Light can break the spell that is animating the scarecrows, and that the stories say that a fragment is buried with Jarl in his crypt… But we need to figure out how to get into the crypt? Okay… Not easy. I’m sure there is something in the history books about his funeral.

Quest completed

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Books About Jon Jarl

linda

I know there are three books we are going to want to look at. Nic Stoneground’s Travel Diary always has great information about things here on Jorvik and I think we need volume twelve. Then we need a history book about Jarl’s funeral, and maybe a book about his life here on Jorvik. Help me find the books about our local hero Jon Jarl. They are here in the library.

Objectives: Find the three books about Jon Jarl.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 10 with Keepers of Aideen

Pick up the books around the library and take them to Linda.

linda

These are the three most important books we need. Excellent.

Quest completed

Return to Linda tomorrow.

Let’s go learn some fishing techniques from Mr Trout.

Try Fishing!

mr_trout

Look at that! Another beautiful day! I can just feel it that the fish will be biting today! If you have bought a fishing rod from Mr Loop, then we are ready to get started.

So this is how we do it. Fishing requires patience and a little luck. But first we need a good place to fish and that isn’t that easy. A good fishing place is a secret that fishermen usually don’t share with each other. You need to look everywhere, and it can be hard and  require time and patience. Maybe you have fishing friends who can share their secrets with you? Otherwise you need to look…

I’ll give you some beginner tips. Halfway up the eastern of the two south-running bridges is a pretty good spot. Go there and give it a try. When the float, some people call it a bobber, goes completely under water, click it at just the right time to catch the fish! You’ll need to wait for the right moment and time it just right to catch them.

Catch three roach fish and then come back to me.

Objectives: Use your fishing rod at the fishing spot halfway up the eastern south-running dock. Catch three roach fish for Mr K Trout. Fishing rods are sold by Mr Loop. Click on the fishing float when it goes completely under water to catch the fish!

Rewards: 25 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP, Fishing License

Reputation: 50 with Jorvik Fishing Club

There are a couple mistakes in the quest dialogue. The fishing spot is actually on the western south-running dock, and you need to catch five fish to complete the quest.

If you have not yet purchased a fishing rod, you can do so from Mr Loop’s shop. Take it to the spot marked by the orange sparkles. Dismount your horse and place your fishing rod on the spot. You will then enter the fishing minigame. When you have caught the required amount of fish, you will automatically exit the fishing minigame. Return to Mr Trout with your catch.

mr_trout

Look at that! You did great! Three fantastic roach fish! From now on you are Cape West Fishing Village’s number two big fisherman! After me, Mr K Trout, the number one fisherman in all of Jorvik of course. Welcome to the club Rita! Here is your Jorvik Fishing Club membership card! Congratulations!

Quest completed

Now let’s go see Conrad and do the next day of forging on our horseshoes.

Third Blacksmithing Day

conrad_marsdeen

Ready Rita? Now we are going to continue our work with your horseshoes. You know what to do now. We’re going to do the same thing today… But in a different order again. Follow instructions closely. There you go… You have my hammer and tongs again. Get ready to use them.

Objectives: Use the tongs and hammer to carry out the instructions Conrad gives you. Be careful!

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 5 with Keepers of Aideen

Follow Conrad’s instructions as you have done before. Speak with him again when you are finished.

conrad_marsdeen

Well forged! Now the metal needs to rest until tomorrow and then we can get started again. I think we will need more Jorvik Iron and it would make sense to go and get it before we start again.

Quest completed

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More Jorvik Iron

conrad_marsdeen

Listen here Rita. We need more Jorvik Iron for the horseshoes. With this special iron, these shoes should last forever. Do you remember where you go it last time? Here, take my pickaxe and ride into the Demascus Mine close to here and chip out some good Jorvik Iron that we can use.

Objectives: Mine some iron from the Demascus Mine and give it to Conrad.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 5 with Keepers of Aideen

Ride up into the mine behind the forge, and dismount your horse to use the pickaxe. When you have collected enough of the iron, return to Conrad.

conrad_marsdeen

Great Rita. Your horseshoes will last forever with Jorvik Iron in them.

Quest completed

Return to Conrad tomorrow.

With that done, let’s go take a pleasant ride by Nilmer’s Highland.

You Can Be a Ghost!

mr_hill

Watch where you are riding lunatic! You aren’t the only person up here, you know!

Ghost?! YOU could be a ghost! You almost run me over like a mad-woman then accuse me of being a ghost? All I’m doing here is waiting here, minding my own business, waiting for my wife to come home. Get out of here! Ghost… Hah!

“Wow… Could this be a real ghost? Am I dreaming? I need to speak with someone about this. Maybe someone at Moorland Stables has heard something about this…”

Objectives: Speak with someone at Moorland Stables about the ghost in Nilmer’s Highland.

Rewards: 5 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 5 with Moorland Stable

Maybe Tan would know something about this?

tan

A ghost? Ha ha, you didn’t think I’d fall for that, did you Rita?

Quest completed

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Ghosts There?

tan

Whoa… You aren’t joking? Okay. I’m not entirely convinced it was a ghost you saw… Maybe you ate something funny… Or didn’t get enough sleep? Did you watch too many scary movies lately?

The only thing I know is that the farm up there has been abandoned for many years. Go and ask Loretta about it… I think she knows more about that farm.

Objectives: Speak with Loretta.

Rewards: 5 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 5 with Moorland Stable

I hate it when people don’t take me seriously…

Maybe Loretta will be more helpful.

loretta

Ghost? You saw it too?

Quest completed

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Two That Have Seen the Ghost

loretta

I knew I wasn’t crazy, Rita! You actually spoke to it! Brrr… I’d never be able to do that. There used to be a competition track here before, a long time ago, that went up past where that farm is now. The beginning of the track hasn’t changed since then… But the race used to be longer and finish up on the other side of the river by Hill Crest. I’m sure you have seen the broken bridge by the abandoned farm up there? I think the bridge might have something to do with the ghost…

Anyways, Mrs Holdsworth is old enough that she probably remembers something from that time. She must know more than I do. Maybe you should ask her?

Objectives: Speak with Mrs Holdsworth.

Rewards: 5 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP

Reputation: 10 with Moorland Stable

Mrs Holdsworth knows about a lot of things.

mrs_holdsworth

Hey, my little friend! What’s on your mind? The broken bridge by Nilmer’s Highland? There was a horrible accident that happened there…

Quest competed

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Two Reliable Old Sources

mrs_holdsworth

Like I said, it was a tragic accident. During a competition, the old bridge collapsed! I remember it like it was yesterday. All of Jorvik was in shock when it happened. What made you ask me about it? It was a very long time ago. You want to know about the people who died? All I know is that it was a handsome man with a handsome horse. The papers wrote a lot about the accident. I’m sure there are some old copies of the Jorvik Gazette in the library archives. That’s where I would look if I were you. Good luck my friend!

Objectives: Ride to the library at the Winery and try to find more information about the accident.

Rewards: 5 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP

Reputation: 5 with Moorland Stable

One more trip to the library. Pick up the newspaper on top of the bookshelf, inside the library.

newspaper

“This article is about the accident in Nilmer’s Highland. Let’s see what it says…”

A competitor was killed in a tragic accident during the weekend’s competition in Moorland when the bridge over the southern part of the river collapsed. It appears that the wooden structure of the bridge had begun to rot and that lead to the collapse. The man who died has been identified as Mr Hill. Mr Hill leaves behind a wife who is grief stricken after the accident.

Quest completed

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Then What Happened?

newspaper

“The article continues…”

The council in Silverglade is investigating the accident, the people responsible for the competition, and will speak to the wife of the victim. A report on the incident will be delivered soon.

“Hmm… The Council Man in Silverglade might know something more about this…”

Objectives: Speak with the Council Man in Silverglade Village.

Rewards: 5 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 5 with Moorland Stable

Let’s go see if the Council Man knows anything.

council_man

An accident in Nilmer’s Highland? It must have been before I started working here. But of course I’ll help you try to find out more about it.

Quest completed

Return to the Council Man tomorrow.

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