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It is time to pay our debts to the Sleeping Widow for rescuing Lisa. Speak to Lisa and Starshine at Jorvik Stables, near the stables’ inn.

A Debt to Pay

lisa

Hi Rita! Now I feel truly rested after our recent hardships.

I’m ready to talk with the Sleeping Widow to be able to repay the debt I have to her after she helped me out of Pandoria.

Perhaps you can help me with that?

You know that ancient tree better than I do at this point, and I have the feeling that I won’t exactly get away with being given an easy task.

Objectives: Talk to Lisa.

Rewards: 12 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 5 with Keepers of Aideen

Well, we do owe her for saving your life…

lisa

How lovely that you want to help me. I’m afraid I’m going to need all the help I can get. Let’s find out what kind of pay-off the Sleeping Widow is expecting.

I’m curious as to what it could be…

Quest completed

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Last One to the Tree’s a Little Piggy!

lisa

Right then. Ready for a little adventure?

Nice! Let’s see who’s gonna get to the Sleeping Widow first!

Last one to the Primeval Tree is a little piggy!

Take whatever route you like! Hmm… I’m thinking I’ll probably go through Goldspur Farm and over the north of Grey Dew Mountain.

Starshine! Run like the wind! Woohoooo!!

Objectives: Ride together with Lisa to the Sleeping Widow.

Rewards: 13 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 5 with Keepers of Aideen

This quest is a race with a time to get to the Sleeping Widow, though you get seven minutes to complete, so it is ample enough time to take whichever route you choose. Lisa will run ahead of you quickly and you will lose her at about the Jarlaheim gates, no matter the speed of your own horse. Continue your trek to the Sleeping Widow and the race will end when you get there.

lisa

Hahaha! That was fun! You did it! You won!

So I guess that means it’s me who’s the little piggy, hahaha! But little pigs are cute too, right?!

Quest completed

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Creaky Sleepy Sleepy Creaky

lisa

Is she really still awake?

Seems like she’s sleeping. Maybe we can just get out of here, she’s probably forgotten all about our favors and arrangements…

C’mon and we’ll head home. It’s probably for the best.

Hmm? You want to try getting through to her? I suppose that’s a good idea.

Try talking to her and we’ll see…

Objectives: Is the Primeval Tree asleep?

Rewards: 30 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 15 with Keepers of Aideen

You’re not getting out that easily, little miss Lisa…

Click on the tree to try waking her again.

sleeping_widow

Zzzzzz…

Zzz…

Creak… Creeeeeeaak?

Quest completed

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The Sleeping Widow’s Request

sleeping_widow

Creeeaakkk… About time! I wondered where you’d all got to…

Objectives: Listen to the request of the Primeval Tree.

Rewards: 13 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP

Reputation: 5 with Keepers of Aideen

Yet another tale of woe and worry…

lisa

Oh! You’re awake after all.

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sleeping_widow

Creeeeaaakkkk… My dear friend. I’m as awake as I can be.

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lisa

Firstly, I just want to repeat my thanks for helping me out of Pandoria’s prison. Without your help and the help of Starshine and Rita, I’d never have been able to leave.

I’m here to repay my debt to you. I’m completely at your service. What could I possibly do to repay that which you did for me?

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sleeping_widow

Creeeaakkk…

I helped you out of your prison.

Now I want you to help me out of mine.

My wish is that you help me once again become a part of the contact network of the Primeval Trees and I’m certain you can help me.

Creeeeakkk… Humans took the lives of my kin with their barbaric deforestation. Such despicable treatment! I will never forgive them, even though they realized it was a hideous mistake.

Traitors. Deceitful in soul and nature.

Well, well… Creeeeakk. As if it wasn’t enough that I was left alone when the lives of my kin were torn down, I was also disconnected from our network.

Because of all this death, the roots that connected me to my kin withered away and died, leaving me isolated from our community.

Creeeakkk…

My roots may well reach all the way to Pandoria, but they don’t reach as far as the next living Primeval Tree. My companion was the link between me and the next tree and was therefore my only connection to the network of roots that make it possible for us to communicate! Creaakkkk…

Creeeeakk… I haven’t been in touch with my kind in centuries.

I thought perhaps you might help in taking care of that, Lisa and Rita.

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lisa

Dearest ancient tree! It’s a true honor to receive such a task. Do you have any, umm… Some kind of, err, suggestion as to how we might exactly go about it?

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sleeping_widow

Crreeeeakk… Ah, Lisa. I have a suggestion.

When Aideen came to the world, she healed the land and spread life over the dead cliffs. With her song, her music, and her light, you can ride over the bay and bring my roots back to life so that I might reconnect with the Primeval Tree at Scarecrow Hill.

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lisa

Eh…?

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sleeping_widow

Creaakk? Difficult? No, no, my little friends. Aideen did it and so can you.

Creak…

You’re not trying to wriggle out of our agreement, are you? You won’t disappoint me? Like all the other treacherous humans have always done…

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lisa

Of course not! Not all humans are deceitful in their soul and nature! We are definitely not petty traitors. But the legend of Aideen’s ancient exploits is exactly that: Just a legend! How do we…

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sleeping_widow

Creeeeeakkkk!!

I don’t know how you’ll do it. Aideen could. You’ll simply have to figure out how she did it. Now it’s just a matter of a few roots; Aideen actually created life! I’m not asking for those kinds of miracles from you.

How hard can it be?

Creeeaaakk…

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lisa

How… No. It… It can’t be that difficult.

Or?

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sleeping_widow

My roots need to reach right across the bay. You can see the Primeval Tree on Scarecrow Hill from here. So close, yet so, so far away. When my roots reach the other side, I’ll be part of the network of Primeval Trees again.

You must help me! Creeeeaaakkk…

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lisa

We’ll do our absolute best.

We promise to do everything in our power to help you.

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sleeping_widow

Creeeaaakkk… I know you’re capable. Aideen was.

I’ve spoken now.

It’s up to you to get this done. The time for talking is over.

Creeeaaaaakkk…

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lisa

Hmm? Ride over water? Bring dead roots back to life? How’s that going to work? This all sounds pretty tricky. I doubt it’ll work out.

Quest completed

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The Dead Tree

lisa

I’ve got no idea how we’ll follow through on her request.

I suppose we can at least start with a little reconnaissance. Let’s get going and see if we can locate the remains of the sawn-down Primeval Tree.

I seem to remember seeing a huge tree stump when I’ve been riding by the beach a little north of here… Let’s go and check it out!

Objectives: Ride to the stump of the dead Primeval Tree and talk to Lisa.

Rewards: 13 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 5 with Keepers of Aideen

Follow Lisa to the stump of the dead tree. If you happen to lose sight of her, the location is marked on your minimap.

lisa

So, here’s where the Primeval Tree used to stand proudly before it was sawn down centuries ago. Around here is roughly were the Sleeping Widow’s roots reach. We’re going to make sure the roots grow out over the bay here and right across the beach at Golden Hills Valley on the other side. See?

Quest completed

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The Root City Limits

lisa

Let’s ride down to the shore and take a closer look.

Objectives: Ride to the shoreline a little to the north and talk to Lisa.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 5 with Keepers of Aideen

Follow Lisa to the shore where the roots reach out. This location is also marked in case you lose sight of her.

lisa

Ah, here’s a better view. See? Right down there, I can imagine how the roots would push outwards… They’re a few feet down below the water’s surface, but it’s here they reach and no farther. Hmm.

How’s this ever going to work?

Can’t we just pull some string across the bay and attach a couple of tin cans on either end? Easier to just talk on a tin can phone, right? Hahaha!

Nah, sorry. Seriously though, it’s pretty obvious we need help.

Quest completed

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Sage Advice

lisa

We need advice. Linda knows loads about the Primeval Tree, and Elizabeth is usually full of wisdom. Linda and Alex are most often to be found on spy duty along the coast. They’re keeping a lookout in case Dark Core’s hoods come ashore someplace. Sometimes they’re free though, and in those cases, Linda’s almost definitely at the Vineyard.

I can ride over to Valedale and talk to Elizabeth if you go to the Vineyard and get Linda’s advice?

If she’s even there, that is…

Okay?!

Objectives: Ride to the Vineyard and see if you can get some advice from Linda.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 5 with Keepers of Aideen

Ride or transport to the Silverglade Vineyard and find Linda near the stables.

linda

Hey Rita! So it’s you again! Nice to see you… Any news?

Quest completed

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Linda’s Lessons

linda

Oh! You said you’re going to do what now? The Primeval Tree thinks you should copy the exploits of Aideen? From the legend?

Oh my…

Objectives: Listen to Linda’s advice.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 5 with Keepers of Aideen

While she has her doubts, at least she’s not as much of a negative nancy that Lisa is…

linda

When I read about the Primeval Trees and their fate, I also learned that the Sleeping Widow was cut off from the network of roots and so can’t communicate with the others. I really understand why she’d asked you to do this; it must be awful to be so isolated in that way.

But bringing life to dead roots, or even getting her roots to grow across an entire bay? Sounds complex to me. That said, those Primeval Trees are wise.

They know things we don’t know…

Maybe it’s possible to do as Aideen did in the legend somehow. You’ve got the fragment with her light, and we know that the legend claims the light can bring life to the dead, I mean the Sleeping Widow herself reacted to the light and those tears…

Hmm…

According to the legend, Aideen had a harp in one hand and the life-giving light of Jor’s Flame in the other when she rode across the water.

The legend says that her music and her life is what brought forth life to Jorvik.

Lisa possesses the strong healing power of the Star Circle.

With Lisa’s healing magic, and if you’ve got the light and the harp… Maybe you can actually do something similar to that which Aideen did in the legend?

Maybe it’s precisely what the Primeval Tree means. Maybe it can actually get the roots to grow over the seabed of the bay and reach the other side…

Maybe.

Maybe you don’t literally need to actually ride over the water. Surely you can use a boat? Either way, you’ll need the harp and I know where it is. 

Oh! I have a text message on my cell from Lisa!

She says she’s spoken to Elizabeth, who seems to think that if you play the right melody on Aideen’s harp, you can actually ride over the water! Lisa’s apparently got all the info about how to learn the melody which makes it all possible. She’s on her way in a horse trailer…

Where were we? Oh yeah, all these ‘maybes’…

It seems as though Aideen’s harp is on display at the museum at Jorvik City. They usually have it on show when they have their historical exhibitions.

Hey, by the way, did you know that this is the actual harp that’s on Jorvik’s flag?

quest-jorvik_flag

The green on the flag represents the beautiful green island of Jorvik and the luscious and rich life which covers the island. The blue above the green represents heaven, and the blue below is the sea. The white lines symbolize timelines from history and for the future.

But enough about Jorvik’s flag, now.

Look, here comes Lisa!

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lisa

Hey guys! Got anything yet?

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linda

Yeah Lisa, we have.

I was just saying that however weird it might sound, you might just be able to mimic Aideen’s legendary life-bringing movements, just as the Primeval Tree seems to want.

Rita has the fragment. You Lisa, have got the healing magic from the Star Circle. Elizabeth already told you that you can ride over the water with the help of a melody played on Aideen’s harp.

If that works, you won’t even need to think about cheating with a boat!

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lisa

Amazing! It sounds totally crazy but it’s worth a try in any case. The worst that can happen is that we get a bit wet ’round the hooves!

I’m super doubtful as to whether it’ll even work though.

Ah well, I guess it’ll be me playing the harp then, since I’m pretty well used to string instruments.

Rita, you’re alright with shining the light fragment? Y’know, since you’ve used it before and all?

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linda

Aideen’s fragment which is with Rita is still loaded with light so it doesn’t need to be recharged. That’s good. But back to the harp.

Sadly the museum in Jorvik City is closed for refurbishment. 

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lisa

Yeah, typical. I heard that from Elizabeth, but she said the Councilman in Silverglade Village is friends with the museum curator… And you, Rita… You know the Councilman pretty well, right?

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linda

Smart!

Rita, you ride over to the Councilman and ask if he wouldn’t mind asking the curator for a favor by opening up the museum and lending us the harp for a while, okay?

Then it sounds like we’ve got a plan, right?!

Quest completed

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Do You Know the Museum Curator?

linda

We’ll meet up again here after you’ve spoken to the Councilman in Silverglade Village.

Until then, I’m going to see if I can try to convince the butler to give us a ride to Jorvik City in his car…

Objectives: Talk to the Council Man in Silverglade Village.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 5 with Keepers of Aideen

I know the Muffin Man but not the Museum Curator, but I’m always open to making new friends…

Ride to Silverglade Village and find the Council Man near the Town Hall.

council_man

Rita! Wonderful weather, no? Almost every day it’s this nice! Have you thought about that?

Hmm? If I know the Museum Curator in Jorvik City?

Quest completed

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The Curator Catches On

council_man

I know the Museum Curator very well indeed! We’re old classmates, him and I. I can guarantee he’ll let you in and let you borrow anything you need if I put in a good word for you. I’ll do that of course. Put in a good word, that is. You can put my good word in the bank!

I’ll call him right after you leave.

You can ride back to your friends and let them know that the curator will absolutely welcome you with open arms! Of that you can be certain!

Objectives: Talk to Lisa and tell her that the Curator is on board.

Rewards: 20 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 5 with Keepers of Aideen

Return to the Winery and tell Lisa the news.

lisa

Fantastic! Now we know that at least we’re welcome at the museum!

Now it’s just a case of getting there…

Quest completed

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Convince That Butler!

linda

The miserable old fossil doesn’t want to take us to Jorvik City!

At least not without our parents’ permission. Stupidest thing I’ve ever heard… Godfrey and the Baroness owe us pretty big and I’m not sure they even realize that we’re not kids anymore.

Can’t you try and convince him?

Objectives: Convince Godfrey the butler to drive you to Jorvik City Museum.

Rewards: 13 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP

Reputation: 5 with Keepers of Aideen

“Convince That Butler!”, the newest gameshow coming to Jorvik this fall!

Speak to Godfrey to ask if he will drive you and your friends to Jorvik City.

godfrey

Hmm…? Rita! Hello, hello! Pffff…

It’s rather strange how everybody suddenly wants to go to the big city. You’re a responsible lass with decent judgement, so I rather expect it would be quite fine for you to come along to Jorvik City.

That said, it shan’t be happening before tomorrow, as it’s then that I have business to attend to in town. You shall have to remain patient until then, for a little order and regulation goes quite the distance, you see.

Quest completed

Return to Godfrey tomorrow.