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Speak to Builder Donald about crossing the completed bridge.

To the Harvest Counties

mr_bucket

I just thought of something, Rita!

You like horses, don’t you? I though so, I’m pretty clever sometimes! I don’t know exactly how I knew it, it must have been some subtle clues about you that I picked up on.

You know, Jarlaheim is right beside Jorvik Stables. Jorvik Stables is the most famous stable on Jorvik. You have to go and visit it. I promise you won’t regret it! If you see Herman, the guy who runs the stables, give him my best!

You need to go now? Okay, I understand. You are going to speak with the man who was waving from the other side of the bridge? Did you see him?

Talk to him. He looked like he wanted something.

We’ll see you in Jarlaheim, Rita!

Objectives: Ride over the bridge to the Harvest Counties and speak with the man on the other side of the bridge.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings

Off we go, to lands unknown!

welcome_to_harvest_counties

ed_field

Am I hallucinating?

Quest completed

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The Other Side of the Bridge

ed_field

Am I imagining things?

A guest!

A GUEST!!

WELCOME TO THE INN!

What? You aren’t interested in coming in right now? You only want to know how to get to Jorvik Stables? Sigh… My first guest in many years and it was only a mirage.

But the bridge is fixed now? Is it really true?

Ride to the other side of the bridge and back so that I can see it really works. Ride!

Objectives: Ride over the bridge, then back to the innkeeper.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP

Reputation: 5 with Moorland Stables

Do as Ed asks, then return to him.

ed_field

Nice!

The bridge is completely repaired! This is fantastic! I am Ed Field, the Harvest Counties first, best looking, and in reality the only innkeeper. Welcome!

Quest completed

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One Stop on the Way

ed_field

I’ll help you get to Jorvik Stables, but first you need to help me a little bit first. What? Extortion?

Why would I do anything like that?

Nah… You help me and I’ll help you. This is just exchange of services. Please! I really need your help and I can’t do it myself. Please, please, please!

You will? Thank you, thank you!

Okay. First I’ll need a pen and paper to write down all the thinks we need to do. I don’t remember exactly where I put them… But they are somewhere around here. Can you find them for me?

Objectives: Fetch a pen and some paper for Ed Field. They are nearby.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP

Reputation: 5 with Moorland

Collect the pen and paper that are sitting around near the inn and bring them to Ed.

ed_field

Excellent! Now I am going to write up a list of everything that we need to get done. I feel like my brain might explode!

What is your name? Rita? This is going to be great, Rita!

Quest completed

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The Fuel Tank

ed_field

Hmm… 

What to write… Where to begin… There’s so much…

Completely still… My brain is running on maximum rev but I can’t seem to change gears… Oh, oh, oh…

You! Fetch my thinking hat! How could I forget? It won’t work without it!

It must be somewhere nearby, but I can’t remember where I put it… If I search down here, you can check out the height over there, okay? 

Objectives: Fetch Ed Field’s thinking hat which he has misplaced somewhere on the height behind the inn.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP

Reputation: 15 with Wolf Hall Inn

Ride around and search for Ed’s hat, then return to him when you have found it.

ed_field

Look! There’s my sweet hat! Now I’m gonna think insanely well!

There we go. Now it’s sitting as it should. Are you ready? Ready for a truckload of amazing ideas? Excited to behold the hatching of the next Nobel Prize theory? Sit back and enjoy the world’s foremost one-man brainstormer. NO. Brainhurricaner!!

Okay. Okay. The brain is picking up cyclone speed! Hold on!

Hmm… The first thin we’ll need is a modern name. Something cool, globally, luxurious, a little family friendly, a little organic…

Mmm… Wait, don’t disturb me…

I GOT IT!

WOLF HALL INN!

BEAUTIFUL! What a perfect name! It reminds me of what the inn was called once, but it’s brand new and fresh at the same time? This will be perfect!

NICE!

Quest completed

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Weeding for the Guests

ed_field

Wow… No I’m exhausted… It’s an effort to think of all these great ideas, and there is still so much to do…

You can help? How very kind!

Okay. It’s very kind of you and I won’t keep you much longer, I promise. You’ve seen all the weeds and stuff that grows here, right? It’s frightening off the customers. Here’s my old chainsaw, borrow it and clear away all the thistles and things. 

Objectives: Remove any undergrowth around the inn with the chainsaw.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP

Reputation: 10 with Wolf Hall Inn

Dismount your horse to use the chainsaw. Clear all the weeds around the inn, then return to Ed.

ed_field

Wow! What a difference it made! Now everything looks top fresh!

Quest completed

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The New Jorvikian Kitchen

ed_field

You know, one problem with Wolf Hall In is that we’re stuck in past times… Look at this old menu I found.

This won’t work, it’s food for the 00’s!

If we’re going to put Wolf Hall Inn on the map, we have to spice up the menu! I can think up some amazing dishes if I just get some inspiration.

Search for exciting ingredients that I can create great dishes with, and I’ll use my thinking hat to brainhurricane forth a three star menu in no time.

Okay? Good! In the meantime, I’ll wait here and stretch mentally. I don’t want to pull my brain, you see. It’s been a while since I thought this heavy thoughts.

Objectives: Find ingredients for new and exciting dishes that can be served at the inn.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP

Reputation: 10 with Wolf Hall Inn

Organic is the way to go these days. Search around the inn for all natural ingredients, then return to Ed.

ed_field

Let’s see. This will be perfect. I can feel the inspiration flowing. Hold on, a cyclone is brewing in my brain again!

Listen!

Starter: Ed Field’s rare summerchops on a bed of noodles in tomato sauce.

Main course: Fried corn balls a la Summerblaze. Served with an exciting salad made of the neighbors’ fruits and the finest American sauces.

Dessert: Surprise, Rita. A lovely brown sorbet, made with gifts from the king of the forest, with crispy meat sauce on a mirror of freshly harvested corn. Served with hot red sauce. 

I’m a genius! A fresh crossover mix of traditional Jorvikian kitchen, inspired by American food, but with a touch of Asia and honest, classic European finesse. A truckload of NICE!

Hey!

Hey, you know what?

I’m opening this place. I can’t wait any longer. WOLF HALL INN IS OPEN!

Quest completed

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Through Mountain, Through Forest

ed_field

Thank you for your aid, Rita. Now I will keep my promise and tell you how to get to Jorvik Stables.

Ride like this. Continue on the road due west and take a left at the mountain pass. Continue through the mountain pass and into Greendale Forest. Keep to the road and you’ll soon see the coast again. There you’ll see a small cottage where the Pike family live.

They usually deliver fish and seafood to the inn, so while you’re there you might as well deliver Mrs Pike this order from me. Can you do it?

Awesome! People can certainly rely on you, Rita.

Here, take my chainsaw with you. The road through the mountain pass has become overgrown, so you need to cut through the shrubbery to get through.

Tell Mrs Pike to show you the rest of the way to Jorvik Stables once you see her.

Good luck Rita, we’ll meet again!

Objectives: Clear away the bushes blocking the passage to Greendale and speak to Mrs Pike living by the coast.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 50 XP

Ride up the road to Greendale. Dismount your horse to clear all of the brush. When it is all clear, continue riding through Greendale Forest. You will see Mrs Pike at the end of the road.

mrs_pike

Hello there, who are you?

I haven’t seen anyone on the road through Greendale Valley in a very long time…

Quest completed

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Unwelcome Message in a Bottle

mrs_pike

Could you help me with something while you’re here?

It happens to be that the road south is closed now. I don’t really know why, but a year ago our neighbor Harold put up a fence between our lands. We’ve always gotten along well, but suddenly, overnight, there was a fence there! We haven’t heard from him since, only seen him from a distance, where he walks over his field with a sunken head. I’ve called upon him, but he hasn’t even looked in my direction.

Besides our broken friendship, it has caused other problems. For instance, bottles from his bottling plant have started to float ashore on our beach. I don’t know why he’s throwing the bottles into the sea, but could you ride down to the beach below and pick up all the bottles you can find?

Thanks, that was kind of you!

Objectives: Pick up the beached bottles and bring them to Mrs Pike.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

What a shame…

Ride down on the beach and pick up all the bottles. Return to Mrs Pike with the bottles.

mrs_pike

Thanks, that was kind of you. I guess I should tell the Council about this issue, but something tells me our neighbor Harold has enough problems for now. Something must have happened, it’s not normal for someone to shield themselves from the world like this…

Quest completed

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Further Towards Jorvik Stables

mrs_pike

An order from the inn? That’s good, we really need the income now that the road down south is closed as well. That Ed Field has a nose for business, it’s be a boost for the entire county if he gets the inn up and running again.

You want to go to Jorvik Stable? Well, just continue along the coast due west until you reach Jarlaheim. Ride through the city and you’ll soon see the stable.

However, if you’re going to Jarlaheim, talk to Jack Goldspur by the City Hall, he’s the city’s new mayor. I’m just not sure if Jack is the right man for the job. He’s not the sharpest tool in the shed, if you get my drift. Hehe. Luckily his sister Jill helps him at least. They really need all the help they can get, so talk to Jack to see if there is anything you can do. The whole county would appreciate if if you could help the city back on its feet. 

Alright, I won’t take up more of your precious time. Ride west on the main road, that’s all you really need to know. 

Objectives: Ride along the coast to Jarlaheim and speak to Jack Goldspur.

Rewards: 5 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 10 with Jarlaheim

Follow the road west to Jarlaheim. Ride into the city center and you’ll find the large City Hall past the town square and water fountain. Speak with Jack in front of the City Hall.

jack_goldspur

Howdy doody! I’m Jack Goldspur. It’s nice with a new face in town. So, who are you?

Quest completed

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The Reluctant Mayor

jack_goldspur

Hey Rita, welcome to Jarlaheim! Pride of Southern Jorvik and the world’s favorite place! What can I do for you, Rita?

You need to see Herman? 

Okay.

That was terribly typical. That’s like the only thing I can’t help you with. Herman is gone, disappeared, nowhere to be found! When I need him the most, he goes on vacation! Do you have any idea how much trouble that causes me?

Why do I need Herman? Well, I happen to be the mayor of Jarlaheim, a very honorable duty! Why me? No one else wanted it, so Herman asked me if I would accept this respectable position. Excellent, I thought. As mayor I’ll get to experience fine dining, movie premieres, cool parties, and lots of nice gifts all the time!

But it isn’t at all like that! I’m just shuffling paper all day, how boring is that! I told Herman, but he said I should be proud of the responsibility, work hard and be a role model for the city residents.

Responsibility? Leadership? Role model? Bah! Yuck! Fie! You hear for yourself how incredibly boring it is…

I’ve tried to get a hold of Herman to get him to withdraw this worthless job, but I can’t because he’s on vacation. I’m stuck!

However, you can’t fool this guy that easily. Listen closely. I’ve come up with an awesome idea! I’ve called for election, because I’m quitting. 

Someone else can take over this drudging job. Ha!

What? Oh, yes. What did you want, Rita? Get to Jorvik Stables?

 I know Johanna who works at Jorvik Stables. If you help me with my awesome plan, I’ll call and tell her that you need to get a hold of Herman. She might be able to help you. Do we have a deal? Good!

Take these ballots for the new election and pass them out here in the city, and I’ll prepare the next step of my plan. You should take the opportunity to check out the city in the meantime. See ya!

Objectives: Pass out the ballots for the new election in the city.

Rewards: 20 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP

Reputation: 15 with Jarlaheim.

TL;DR, Jack is a big whiner and gets you to help him get out of doing actual work. That’s about all there is to him. No depth of character here, carry on…

Post all of the ballots into the mailboxes located around the city, then return to Jack when you are finished.

jack_goldspur

Did it go well? Nice!

Okay, now it’s time to start the next part of the plan. We have to find new candidates for this money job. I’ve already spoken to the most eligible, but they weren’t willing when I asked them. However, if you do it instead, then they’ll have to say yes!

I should have asked if they wanted to set up before you handed out the ballots? Oh! It’s these kind of boring rules and stuff that makes me not want this money job, get it?

Quest completed

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To Paddock Island with Inquiries

jack_goldspur

Alright. The first candidate that people can vote for is Dorith Jarlasson of Paddock Island, the head of the Jarlasson family. She’s always been a calm and quiet person, working hard all her life. She’s very interested in the history of the Harvest Counties and is passionate about the city. In short, she is super boring, drier than the Sahara, and thus perfect for the job!

Sigh. What if my mom hadn’t disappeared without a trace. My mother?

Yes, Evelyn Goldspur, the real mayor. One day, a few months ago, she just vanished and nobody has heard a peep from her since. Everyone has been looking all over for her, but there is no trace of her. Crazy mysterious!

We’ll have to talk about that another time. Ride off and talk to Dorith on Paddock Island now. Ask her nicely Rita, and fingers crossed she’ll accept!

Objectives: Ask Dorith Jarlasson on Paddock Island if she wants to run for election.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 10 with Family Jarlasson

Losing your mother still doesn’t make me feel bad for you. Honest work is good for you, Jack…

Ride out to Paddock Island, and you’ll find Dorith walking around close to the farmhouse.

dorith_jarlasson

Run for mayor? I’ve already told Jack I wasn’t going to…

Quest completed

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Dorith Jarlasson as Mayor? 

dorith_jarlasson

You can tell Jack I won’t run for election. We have too much to do here at the farm, so many difficult things have happened.

It’s so sad about Evelyn. It’s hard to imagine a better mayor. One day everything was normal, and the next she was vanished. What happened? 

The only think I know is that she was attending the inauguration of the opening of G.E.D’s new mine in the mountains, but she obviously never made it. Ms Drake got in touch during the evening and wondered why Evelyn hadn’t attended the ceremony, apparently she was going to sue the city for insult and lost marketing opportunities or something.

You’ll have to ask someone else, I was so busy here at the farm, I hardly know any details. 

Give Jack my regards and tell him to find someone else. 

Objectives: Ride back to Jack.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 10 with Jarlaheim

Go back to Jarlaheim and give Jack the news.

jack_goldspur

Sigh. So Dorith, that old carcass, didn’t want to run? Typical.

Quest completed

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Dad as Mayor

jack_goldspur

The next guy that would be perfect is my dad, Jakob Goldspur. He would be an awesome mayor. He’s very clever and he helped my mother a lot when she was the mayor.

Ask my dad if he would like to run. He’s said no like a hundred times in the past, but if you were the one to ask him, he might change his mind.

He should actually run! If he hadn’t told me to be the mayor, I’d never taken the job, no matter how cool Herman said it was. But, I’m a guy who does what his parents tell him. Besides not going to school and having parties at home… But other than that I’m an awesome son, get it?

Good luck Rita, keeping my fingers crossed for you, super hard!

Objectives: Ask Jack Goldspur if he would like to run for office.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 10 with Goldspur Family

Ride up to the farm near the windmill and speak with Jakob walking around in the area.

jakob_goldspur

Ooohh! I’ve told Jack a hundred times I won’t run!

Quest completed

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Jakob Isn’t Interested

jakob_goldspur

Why won’t Jack give up? I’ve told him a hundred times I don’t want to be mayor. It’s too painful to take the job which my lovely wife used to have. I would be reminded of her every day, I couldn’t bear it.

Do you know what happened? No? Right, you’re new in the county. My wife, Evelyn Goldspur, was mayor in Jarlaheim. She made the city prosper and everyone loved her. Then, one day, she vanished. I waved goodbye to her in the morning, and the only thing I know is that she was going to the opening ceremony of G.E.D’s new mine in the evening. But apparently she never showed, and nobody knows where she went. What I think? 

I don’t know… It’s strange we didn’t find a single clue, and no one has seen her since she left office in the city… I know she lives. If something had happened, I’d know it. 

Sigh. Tell my son he’ll have to find some other mayor. 

Objectives: Ride back to Jack.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 10 with Jarlaheim

More bad news for Jack…

jack_goldspur

Sigh. So dad won’t run? Typical.

Quest completed

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Educated, Somber, and Boring is Perfect!

jack_goldspur

Sigh. What if my mom was here Rita? She would know exactly what to do about this.

Okay, talk to Filip Sunfield then. He’s the same age as I am, but goody-goody, educated, and incredibly boring. He seems to be precisely the kind of guy people in this city like. 

Nah, I haven’t talked to him. He doesn’t seem he takes me seriously, so I figured there was no point. But maybe you’ll have more luck with him?

Make an attempt in any case, okay? Ask Filip Sunfield if he would run for office. Good luck and stuff. 

Objectives: Ask Filip Sunfield if he would run for office.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 10 with Sunfield Family

The Sunfield farm is between Jorvik Stables and Jarlaheim. You’ll find Filip there.

filip_sunfield

Hey there! Who are you? Rita. Nice to meet you, my name is Filip, and I run the Sunfield farm with my family. If I want to be mayor?

Quest completed

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Not While There is Still a Chance

filip_sunfield

No, Rita, I can’t run for the office of mayor. Evelyn was a good friend and I know in my heart she still lives. If I took her seat as mayor, it would be to admit her death, and I can’t do that.

What happened? I do’t know… She was here for the lunch the same day and everything seemed normal. She was attending the inauguration of G.E.D’s new mine in the evening and it sounded to her she didn’t look much forward to it. She and Ms Drake, head of Jarlaheim G.E.D. didn’t see eye to eye, but she was attending nevertheless, as the city’s representative.

I’m sorry, Rita. Tell Jack he’ll have to find someone else.

Objectives: Ride back to Jack.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 10 with Jarlaheim

Oh poop, looks like Jack is stuck with some dependable employment… Darn…

jack_goldspur

Sigh. Filip didn’t want to be mayor. How typical.

Quest completed

Return to Jack tomorrow.

Let’s see if Jack’s sister, Jill, has anything actually productive to do.

Unwilling to Sign

jill_goldspur

Good day. With whom am I speaking? Rita.

Rita, how lovely to meet you. I noticed you were talking to my brother Jack. He isn’t… How should I put this? He doesn’t have the necessary capability to function as mayor. But our father insisted he should take the job! I’m guessing he wants Jack to grow up and learn to take responsibility. Things are like they are now. Jack is the mayor and I’m trying to salvage the situation, as usual.

I apologize, I will not bore you with our family affairs. But as you understand, I’m busy trying to get Jack to do what he should.

Would you be able to help me with a little something? You would? Thanks, Rita.

It’s very simple. Jan Jarlasson submitted an application for a building permit several weeks ago. It’s routine work and Jack should have signed off on the application the same day it arrived. Could you get him to sign off on this paper? When I ask him he just waves it away. 

Objectives: Ask Jack to sign off on Jan Jarlasson’s building permit application.

Rewards: 5 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 5 with Jarlaheim

Time to get the crybaby to do something useful -hikes up butt-kicking pants-

jack_goldspur

Hey, Rita! How is everything?

Jan Jarlasson’s building permit application? Never seen it.

Quest completed

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A Signature is a Signature

jack_goldspur

You want me to sign off on Jan Jarlosson’s building permit application? Oohh! Can’t it wait?! It’s so incredibly boring to shuffle paper and stuff, why must I do this?

Can’t we play a video game or something instead, Rita?

Only one paper? You promise? Okay. Since you helped me handing out those ballots, I’ll be nice to you. Okay, here’s the pen.

So. Now my name is on the paper. This is so incrediblyyyy booooring!

You get why I’m trying to do as little as possible, right?

Objectives: Give the signed application to Jill.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 20 with Jarlaheim

It scares me Jack shares a striking resemblance to real life politicians D:

jill_goldspur

Did Jack sign it?

Fantastic! Jan Jarlasson will be happy. Hmm. Know what, Rita? I believe you’ll be of great help here in the city. I’ll keep an eye out for more issues the residents need help with. I’ll let you know if anything comes up.

Quest completed