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You must have finished your second set of druid training (become Popular with the Sun Circle) before you can do these next quests.

Popular with the Sun Circle

elizabeth_sunbeam

Congratulations! You have now achieved the level of “Popular” in the Sun Circle. Once again, well done. Your instructor continues to be very proud of you. You wonder what the next step will be? If there will be more training?

Objectives: Speak with Elizabeth.

Rewards: 35 Jorvik Shillings, 55 XP

Reputation: 15 with The Sun Circle

Elizabeth will tell you more.

elizabeth_sunbeam

No, Rita, you are done with your training for awhile. Fripp thinks we should begin to prepare ourselves for a new expedition to Dark Core’s headquarters to try and find out more of their plans. Me or someone else will contact you when we are ready for the next step.

Quest completed

Alex is still at Mrs Holdsworth’s house and wants to see you.

Inform Elizabeth About Katja

alex

I think it would be best if we tell the Keepers of Aideen that we suspect that Katja has managed to push back into our world. Our suspicion is based solely on James’s nightmares, which might be a coincidence but is far too serious for us to ignore.

Ride over to Elizabeth and tell her about our suspicions.

Objectives: Ride to Elizabeth in Valedale and tell her we suspect Katja has returned.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 5 with Keepers of Aideen

Ride back to Valedale and speak with Elizabeth.

elizabeth_sunbeam

Katja? That sounds terrible… We really want nothing to do with her. If she is, as I understand, truly back in this world and has become Dark Core’s fourth Dark Rider, it is a complete catastrophe for us. We need to execute a return visit to the headquarters of Dark Core to find out more and see if Katja really has returned.

Quest completed

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Preparations for the Return

elizabeth_sunbeam

The time has come to return to Dark Core’s headquarters and find out what is really happening there now.

Can we find out if Mr Sands really has the Lost Light Ceremony Book in his possession? We really need to know if he has brought Katja back to this world to become the fourth Dark Rider for Dark Core. Can we also find out if Justin has joined Dark Core of his own free will… Or if he was forced in some way?

If Justin has been forced into this somehow… Maybe there is a way we can help him escape…

There are definitely questions we need an answer to. This assignment is very dangerous, but you have been there before and did very well, so I am confident that you are the best of all of us for this mission.

Judging by your fantastic results in your druid training, I think you are truly ready for this.

Do you feel ready?

Objectives: Let Elizabeth know you are ready for the mission.

Rewards: 12 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 5 with Keepers of Aideen

Tell Elizabeth if you are ready for this mission, all dangers accepted.

elizabeth_sunbeam

Good!

Quest completed

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Stop Over at the Winery

elizabeth_sunbeam

I have already spoken with Captain Brus and he will arrange transportation to the Dark Core headquarters. He would like you to stop at the Winery and collect some diesel fuel for him on the way to Cape West Fishing Village.

He needs the fuel for the boat trip to the Dark Core headquarters. You will be riding past the Winery anyways on your way to Cape West Fishing Village. Can you collect a fuel barrel for him there?

Good luck Rita! Be careful! May the light of Aideen protect you.

Objectives: Stop at the Winery and ask Carney about a barrel of diesel fuel for Captain Brus.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 5 with Keepers of Aideen

What’s a barrel of fuel between friends?

carney

Hello Rita! A barrel of diesel fuel for Captain Brus?

Quest completed

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Fuel Transport

carney

Of course. The barrel is full and ready over beside the big tank in front of the Winery equipment store. You know where it is. You can’t really miss it. Take the barrel on the back of your horse and deliver it to Captain Brus in Cape West.

Objectives: Take the barrel of diesel from behind the big tank and deliver it to Captain Brus in Cape West.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 5 with The Goldenleaves

Pick up the barrel and it will be placed on your horse. Ride carefully to Captain Brus.

captain_brus

Arr! I thank you for the delivery. This should be enough for the trip there and back, and home again… And there and a bit more.

Quest completed

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Where is My Helmsman?

captain_brus

But arr! My helmsman should be here… He knows that he needs to help with driving you. We’ll just have to wait until tomorrow and hope that he shows up.

Your mission is urgent, you say? We don’t have time to wait? Hrmmm… Okay.

I wonder where he could be?

What is that that strikes my northern eye? What in all the sunburned salty souls?? I think I can see him in his boat by the village west beach. There, beyond the red house, you see? Arr! Ride over to him and ask him what he thinks he is doing.

Objectives: Speak with the helmsman who is driving around in his boat by the north beach outside Cape West Fishing Village.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 15 with The Goldenleaves

Ride onto the beach that runs along the west edge of the village island to find the helmsman in his tiny boat.

sailor

Hello! Yes, I know I am supposed to transport you out to the Dark Core secret headquarters… But something important came up in between and I was hoping to fit it in before we were supposed to leave.

Quest completed

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Helmsman’s Dilemma 

sailor

Okay. You need to understand. I have a wonderful wife that I miss every day that I am away. She needs to take care of our farm all by herself while I am out working as a helmsman. We almost never manage to find the time to see each other. So we communicate in bottles. A free and dependable message system… Completely free of stamps and wires!

But today I haven’t been able to find a message from her. It always washes up here along the beach somewhere. I had hoped to find the message before we left. Maybe you can help me find the bottle here along the western beach? I’m worried the bottle has ended up somewhere where it might be hard to find.

Objectives: Look along the beach for the bottle from the helmsman’s wife and give the bottle to him.

Rewards: 20 Jorvik Shillings, 35 XP

Reputation: 35 with The Goldenleaves

Search the beach for the lost bottle and when you have found it, return to the helmsman.

sailor

Thank you Rita! Now that I have heard from her, I feel good again. I can stop worrying about her and can concentrate on helping you.

Quest completed

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Message in a Bottle

sailor

Can you help me with one more thing? I need more bottles for our frequent messages to each other. I collect bottles here in Cape West. People seem to just throw them everywhere so I think you could get a dozen for me without any trouble at all. While I am filling the boat up to get ready for our trip, could you go collect the bottles? I’ll be beside Captain Brus when you are done. We’ll see you when you have found a dozen bottles, okay?

Objectives: Search for a dozen empty bottles in Cape West Fishing Village and give them to the helmsman by Captain Brus.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 35 XP

Reputation: 35 with The Goldenleaves

Search Cape West for twelve bottles and when you have found enough, find the helmsman moored along Longbridge, near Captain Brus.

sailor

What great bottles! These are perfect for sending messages! Thank you for your help. While you were gone I have filled up the boat, read the message about my wife’s daily life at home, and now I am ready for our voyage.

Quest completed

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Where Are They?

captain_brus

So you helped the helmsman sort out a little problem? Alright then, that was good. But now it is time for you to go out on the boat.

Speak with the helmsman again to get on your way!

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sailor

Hold on now! Now we are off to Dark Core’s headquarters!

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self

Where are they? You’ll need to sneak around until you find them. Make sure nobody sees you. You’ll need to leave your horse here or they will see you right away!

Objectives: Leave your horse and sneak around until you find Mr Sands and his followers.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 5 with Keepers of Aideen

Follow the same path you took the first time, but this time, go around the top of the building and out onto the helipad. There you will find the portal and Mr Sands and his gang gathered.

self

As you sneak be sure to watch the guards and their movements and time yours so that you don’t get caught. If your path has to cross with a guard’s path, make sure that you are hiding before he sees you. Take your time navigating the oil rig and make sure you don’t get caught. 

There seem to be people on the helicopter landing pad over there! It looks like they have some kind of strange portal out there. I can’t see it very well from here…

Quest completed

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Spy on the Bad Guys

self

I better get closer and find a good place to hide that is close enough to be able to hear what they are saying… But far enough away that I won’t be discovered…

Objectives: Find a place where you can spy on Mr Sands and his followers.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 5 with Keepers of Aideen

Make your way down along the edge of the helipad and find a ramp close enough to hear from.

self

This is the perfect hiding place! That girl in white must be Katja. Too bad. She looks just like the girl in James’s nightmares… But… I wonder what they are up to?

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mr_sands

My friends. My Dark Riders! You don’t know how much pleasure it gives me to see you all gathered here and now… The time is near when we will start our great work. The Not-So-Lost Light Ceremony Book has revealed to me the exact time and place where we will strike. Our time is soon upon us.

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dark_justin

Hehe. Well done, Grandfather! Soon the world will be in our hands! Well done!

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mr_sands

Our latest addition, Katja, has recovered from her… “Trip” here to us and no longer needs to rest in the light from the Dark Portal to regain her lost strength. Finally she can move freely among us.

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katja

At your service! Thank you for bringing me here… I am happy to become your fourth Dark Rider. It is a great honor. You will never understand what an honor it is…

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mr_sands

Good! Soon we will have control over the Pandoric energy that is the key to limitless power, beyond human understanding. This is thanks to our thorough research and preparations.

When we perform the dark ceremony, the power will be in our hands!

Nothing will be able to stop us!

When the time is right, you will all know what to do, you will all have your part to play. Now we will bide our time and celebrate our upcoming triumph with a little celebration. I have prepared a banquet in the main building.

Let us celebrate with some lasagna!

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dark_justin

Hurray! Lasagna! Did you hear that girls! Lasagna!

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mr_sands

Let us go in.

Justin, you clear us here first and turn down the power to the portal, then you may join us again. Okay? Just remember not to go too close to the portal.

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dark_justin

Of course! You are the boss! We’ll see you inside. But listen, remember to save some for me. Ha ha ha! Wait for me!

Quest completed

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Wait Out Justin

self

This may be the only chance we can get to speak to Justin alone. Wait for the right time to speak with him.

Objectives: Wait until Justin is alone so you can speak with him without being discovered by the others.

Rewards: 20 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 5 with Keepers of Aideen

Wait for the others to walk towards the main building before approaching Justin.

dark_justin

Arrg! Wow you scared me! Don’t sneak up on people like that. Who… Who… You?! What are YOU doing here? Rita, that is your name right?

Quest completed

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Justin’s Story

dark_justin

You think I am here against my will? You know what? I am absolutely here by my own choice. Mr Sands is my grandfather and I will be there for him when he needs me. Together we are going to rule the world. That thing people call “Garnok” is a Pandoric power that bubbles beneath the surface of Jorvik and is just waiting to be released and tamed by us. Soon we will control that Pandoric energy as easily as you control your horse. Do you get it now?

Objectives: Speak with Justin.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 5 with Keepers of Aideen

Well, that answers that question…

dark_justin

How are we going to tame the Pandoric forces? Ha ha ha! You don’t know very much do you, little girl. The Lost Light Ceremony Book is not lost as some people would like to believe. My grandfather, Mr Sands, has found it and knows exactly how we are going to perform the light ceremony that will release the power and will give Dark Core unlimited power! Ha ha ha! It is going to be an amazing new ere, one of power and respect! You should join us, Rita.

Quest completed

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An Unkind Farewell

dark_justin

Why am I telling you all this? The first time I met you, I thought you were decent enough, and I still think so, even if you have been a little nosy and you are hanging out with those weird druids. It doesn’t matter if you know this or not. Now that our group of Dark Riders is complete there is nobody who can stop us. We know that the druids have no idea that Lisa is defenseless and lost in the Grey Mountains… And that Anne is… No. I’m not going to say any more. But it really doesn’t matter, you and your druids have no hope in stopping us now anyways!

You want to know if I’m going to let you go?

Objectives: Speak with Justin.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 15 with Keepers of Aideen

Pretty please, with a cherry on top??

dark_justin

Yes. I am going to let you go, on the condition that you leave right away and stop snooping around here. Just like I told you to get out of here the last time you were snooping around. I’m not just letting you go because I like you. Your bravery is something that should be admired and rewarded. If you had been anyone else I would have seen to it that Mr Sands would imprison you here forever.

Quest completed

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To Leave Dark Core

dark_justin

So. See you Rita! Get out of here before someone else sees you or I change my mind. I’m going to go have some lasagna. You can find a shortcut to the lower platform through that pipe over there just before the steps that lead upstairs to the main building. Take the shortcut and nobody will see you. The others here are not as kind as me.

Goodbye and we won’t see you later. Maybe you might come crawling back here one day when Dark Core is a world power. Who knows? I’ll put in a good word for you then. Ha ha ha! Goodbye!

Objectives: Go back to the helmsman without being discovered. Take the shortcut through the pipe that is beside the stairs leading up the main building.

Rewards: 20 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 15 with Keepers of Aideen

The shortcut is along top the pipe, not through it.

Go around the fence next to the stairs and drop down on top of the pipe. Run along top of it until you get down to the helmsman.

sailor

There you are! Summerblaze and I were beginning to worry about you.

Quest completed

Return to Jorvik and speak with Captain Brus

Report Back to Elizabeth

captain_brus

Arrr! The mission was successful? Good, good. You can always ask the helmsman to take you back there anytime you like. So you are going to hurry back to Elizabeth to tell her everything? That sounds wise. See you soon!

Objectives: Ride to Elizabeth and tell her what you have discovered.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 25 with Keepers of Aideen

Wait until she hears about this!

elizabeth_sunbeam

You are back already? I have been so worried about you. Tell us what you found out!

Quest completed

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Summing It Up

elizabeth_sunbeam

If I’m going to summarize what you have just told me…

One. They are not a complete group of Dark Riders with Katja that they have brought though a mystic portal of some kind…

Two. Justin seems to be there of his own free will and probably can’t be convinced to disappoint his evil grandfather.

Three. It is also true that Mr Sands is in possession of the Lost Light Ceremony Book.

Four. They have somehow disarmed Lisa and she is hidden somewhere in the Grey Mountains rocky ranges.

Five. They are going to do the Light Ceremony to free the Pandorian power and then somehow they are going to control it and use that power to take over the world… And through the book they know how they are going to do it.

Objectives: Speak with Elizabeth.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 25 with Keepers of Aideen

Yep, that does about sum it up.

But you forgot about the part about how Justin is so excited by eating lasagna. Maybe we could use that to lure him away from Dark Core?

elizabeth_sunbeam

Catastrophe! We need to act against Dark Core and stop them! The worst part isn’t that they are planning world domination… The worst thing is that Jorvik – and possibly the whole world – will be destroyed if they try and release that Pandoric power.

Quest completed

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Plan Counter Measures

elizabeth_sunbeam

We stand on the brink of a new era. We don’t know where or when they will perform their dark ceremony. But they must have ferreted out how to do it from the Lost Light Ceremony Book. The Keepers of Aideen have secret copies of the most important chapters of the book, so we aren’t completely without hope… Through studying the copied chapters carefully we might be able to figure out how it is going to happen… Exactly as Dark Core has done.

The copies are divided in four and are, to be safe, spread out with four of our druids. We need to bring the four copies together for study. At the same time we need to have four Soul Riders ready who can stop them when the time comes.

More preparations are required…

Objectives: Speak with Elizabeth.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 25 with Keepers of Aideen

Now is the time to begin to act…

elizabeth_sunbeam

We need to ask everyone who is loyal to us to keep their eyes open for our enemies so we can improvise a defense if we suspect they are about to perform their dark ceremony before we are fully prepared to strike back. We also know where they are right now and it would help to keep watch over their oil platform.

Quest completed

Continue on to Day 64