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Awaiting the Results

new_and_improved_nic

Did you not hear the mailbox rustling out there? A.A.E. have surely analyzed the test samples we sent and have no doubt arrived at some form of epic conclusion! How exciting! Can you check the mail for me?

Objectives: Wait for the test results which will probably come with tomorrow’s mail.

Rewards: 65 Jorvik Shillings, 35 XP

Reputation: 30 with The Stoneground Expedition

Pick up the mail in the mailbox and bring it back to Nic.

new_and_improved_nic

A response from A.A.E! Just as I thought!

Now let’s see what they’ve written… Hmm… Well… Nope… Really?!

Exciting…

Ah, so it’s like THAT…

Hmm…

…Mmm…

Ohhh…

Cool!

I need to figure some of this out before I can properly disclose more details for you. The skeleton seems to be that of a Liopleuredon… But apparently it’s only 20,000 years old. That’s nothing in palaeontological terms. The dinosaurs basically died out 65 MILLION years ago…

I need to give this a little more thought, and maybe the penny will eventually drop.

Quest completed

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Exploring Icepeak Island

new_and_improved_nic

A beautiful new day, isn’t it? The frost bites like a cobra and the cold mist penetrates through your clothing like an old aunt’s wet kisses.

Well. Ready for a new expedition?

Good! I’d like to document and map the rock formation that seems to form some kind of island in the Frozen Valelake’s northeastern parts. I’ve fixed up the equipment so it will probably work even better today than yesterday.

Objectives: Document and explore the places marked out on the map.

Rewards: 145 Jorvik Shillings, 75 XP

Reputation: 45 with The Stoneground Expedition

You can follow The Frozen Road out of Nic’s camp and there will be a big rope bridge you can cross to get to the top of the island. There are several exploring locations on the island, and there are also two down on the lake’s surface around the base of the island.

Use your equipment just as you did before with your practice. Use the camera three times to take a picture. Place the binoculars, use them to measure the angles of the land, then pick them up again. Place the map, use the marker to draw in the area, then pick up the map again. This will complete exploring one location; there are five locations with each new exploring expedition. All locations will be marked on your map.

When you have explored all of the locations, return to Nic.

new_and_improved_nic

Woot! You found a citadel of ice? An opening with icicles formed like the teeth of a huge jaw? This sounds weirdly familiar. It must be the legend of the Ice Witch and that’s almost certainly her lair, Icendell… I have to figure some of this out and dig around in my memory a little, as well as in my old books. I’ll get back to you when I’ve figured out more information about the place…

As long as you remember that you’d do well to stay away from Icendell. It’s a dangerous place, you hear? A dangerous place indeed.

Quest completed

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Discovering the Eastern Crater Area

new_and_improved_nic

Now it’s time to see more of the area on the other side of the Frozen Valelake. Explore the places I’ve marked out and then come back to me. This is a slightly longer expedition, but you and Icerunner can manage such a hardship, right?

Objectives: Document and explore the places marked out on the map.

Rewards: 145 Jorvik Shillings, 75 XP

Reputation: 45 with The Stoneground Expedition

The Frozen Road winds around the lake, and you can follow it if you want, but you can also cut across the lake to get there quicker.

When you have explored all of the locations, return to Nic.

new_and_improved_nic

The Ashen Steep, The Ice Forest… It seems like there are a lot of interesting places in there. You seemed to know a little about an area beyond the crater as well? Interesting…

I’ll have a little think and see if I can find any more information about these areas… If I come up with anything, I’ll share everything I know with you, just so you know.

Quest completed

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Explore the Valley of the Frozen Mist

new_and_improved_nic

The Valley of the Hidden Dinosaur extends way more to the east than I first thought. The observations you made on your expeditions were most interesting. Exploring the Valley of the Frozen Mist will be an even longer expedition than before.

You might be a little tired and a little hungry? You don’t have to do it today if you don’t want to or feel unable. But it has to be done as soon as possible!

Objectives: Document and explore the places marked out on the map.

Rewards: 145 Jorvik Shillings, 75 XP, Engineer’s Saddle

Rewards: 45 with The Stoneground Expedition

The Valley of the Frozen Mist makes a sort of backwards “J” shape which you can see on the map in the blue grey area of the lower right side of the map of Dino Valley. The road you explored around in the previous quest leads right up to the top of the “J.” Ride off the road into the trees to the entrance of the valley. It isn’t a very obvious entrance, but there is only one way in. Follow the cliffs as they funnel you into the valley.

When you have explored all of the locations, return to Nic.

new_and_improved_nic

The Valley of the Frozen Mist seems incredibly interesting… I’ll ponder on the facts I have and see if I can come up with any more information. If I receive more information, I will of course share it with you.

Quest completed

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Explore the Mountain in the North

new_and_improved_nic

The crater’s northern mountain is fascinating. According to legend and old travelogues I’ve read, there’s apparently a frozen gate in the mountain… Could it be that we’ve found something really exciting, Rita? This expedition is not as long as the others so I hope you can go through with it for me?

In the meantime, I’ll stay here in camp and try to figure out some of the information I have.

Objectives: Document and explore the places marked out on the map.

Rewards: 145 Jorvik Shillings, 75 Jorvik Shillings, Dark Blue Mittens

Reputation: 45 with The Stoneground Expedition

Follow the road north out of the camp. Just after the two switchbacks down towards the lake, there will be another road leading up off to the left. If you come to the rope bridge, you’ve gone too far. Follow the second road up the cliff to Icengate.

When you have explored all of the locations, return to Nic.

new_and_improved_nic

You found Icengate? That’s incredibly exciting! This means you’ve found the gateway to the secret land of this enigmatic people!

Quest completed

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The Legend of Icengate

new_and_improved_nic

The people who apparently live beyond Icengate are called the Kallters, and nobody really knows much about them. I have some legends and reports of the expeditions that were over a hundred years ago, and they talk about a mysterious people who were shy and lived secluded in the mountains. 

There are many theories about them and their unique culture. The old expedition reports say that they sometimes appeared in the area and seemed to collect things from the valley. They apparently had some kind of horse that no one has seen before, I read in a travelogue somewhere… Hmm…

I’ll give a little more thought to this and look through my books to see if I can find more information about them. You do want more information, right?

Objectives: Listen to Nic as he tells you about Icengate.

Rewards: 25 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP

Reputation: 25 with The Stoneground Expedition

Yes, tell me more!

new_and_improved_nic

Good. When I know more about the Kallters, I can get back to you with more information.

This could take a while.

Hmm.

Quest completed

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Tracks in the Snow

new_and_improved_nic

It’s said that there are tracks in the snow next to us on the Frozen Valelake! It could be traces of the legendary Yeti! Get out there immediately and try to track him down! Imagine if we were the first to find the Yeti!

Bring the camera and take a picture if you catch a glimpse of him! A picture of the Yeti would be worth a fortune! Not to mention what it would mean for science…

Objectives: Examine the tracks in the snow.

Rewards: 45 Jorvik Shillings, 35 XP

Reputation: 30 with The Stoneground Expedition

Ride down onto the lake and find the first footprint, then follow the trail to see where it leads…

Return to Nic when you have found where the trail ends.

new_and_improved_nic

Bah! The tracks ended in the mountains? Typical. It obviously had time to be snowed on again. Snow whirling around on the winds have the chance to quickly cover up any tracks., making it really hard to trace that darned Yeti. If he even exists…

Quest completed

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A Closer Look at Icengate

new_and_improved_nic

I think it might be worth taking a more thorough look at Icengate. Look for tracks or signs of having been used recently. It must be possible to gather more information from the site, perhaps there’s even the chance of a find there! If the Kallters are still there, then they leave absolutely no traces of themselves behind, it would seem!

Objectives: Take a closer look at Icengate.

Rewards: 90 Jorvik Shillings, 35 XP

Reputation: 30 with The Stoneground Expedition

Return to Icengate to see what you can find…

self

Someone’s here! Who goes there…?

Quest completed

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Close Encounter of the Cold Kind

nanook

Xha!?

Uh…

Li-th Xha? Xha??! Aha… Kallth? Eng? Klingon? Jorviskha?

Eh…

Objectives: “What’s this?”

Rewards: 12 Jorvik Shillings, 35 XP

Reputation: 50 with The Kallters: Outer Expedition

Try to see if you can communicate with the man.

nanook

Welcome in peace!

You speak Jorvegian, do you not? I am not any kind of advanced linguist, but I do believe I have mastered your language.

I go by the name of Nanook, and this is my associate Sedna.

Who might you be?

Quest completed

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The Kallters

nanook

Salutations to you, Rita and Icerunner!

Rita, my friend, you do indeed possess a decidedly beauteous name.

We conduct ourselves most peacefully, and wish no harm to you and your associates. We live in and with the utmost peace. I assume you declare yourselves as friends, and not foes?

Objectives: Listen to Nanook. Accept if you wish to be friends with Nanook and Sedna.

Rewards: 8 Jorvik Shillings, 35 XP

Reputation: 500 with The Kallters: Outer Expedition

Pleased to meet you both!

nanook

Ah, splendid! We have no intention of causing you any perturbance and would delight in learning of your assurance to the same.

It is we who are the Kallter people; merely simple hunter-gatherers. We belong to the Outer Expedition. Occasionally we journey beyond the borders of our secure society to gather the resources necessary to sustain our people.

From time to time, we find ourselves in rather urgent need of certain commodities and thus face the necessity of gathering that of which we are in need from here, in the outside world.

We would shudder to think that we had, in our pursuits, disturbed a friend…

Quest completed

Having now met the Kallter people, you can begin earning reputation with their faction to gain access to purchasing a Fjord Horse.

You can take on two daily quests of gathering, from Nanook. You can also collect items they need during your adventures around Dino Valley. Items appear within the landscape at random intervals, though there are specific locations that they will always appear. You will know an item you can pick up by the yellow sparkles floating around it. Click on the item to pick it up. It will then be stored in your inventory until you return to the Kallters. Speak with Sedna, and select the name of each item which you have in your inventory to trade it in. There is no limit to the number of items you can pick up and trade in, you simply have to have the time and patience to search the valley for them.

When you have gained enough reputation with the Kallters, the Fjord horses will appear in the shelter behind Nanook, and you can purchase one the same way that you do any of the other horses scattered around Jorvik.

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