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When Lightning Strikes Twice

berzelius_the_engineer

Hi Rita! I’ve thought a little more about Frank’s affliction and I think I’ve got a solution!

My plan is quite simply genius, even if I do say so myself. Frank will surely be back to his old self in no time, with only a small chance that he’ll die a spectacular death. But life is full of risks, as my old dad used to say. We just need to keep our fingers crossed that it’ll go well! Have a positive mental attitude, Rita! PMA!

As I’m sure you’ll remember, Frank was sort of ‘zombified’ by a lightning strike to the head. The solution is as easy as it is logical!

We just need to subject his brain to a similarly strong electric shock, but this time we let the current flow in the opposite direction. My theory is that when Frank’s brain goes through this kind of inverted anti-lightning, it’ll go right back to all of its normal settings. Doesn’t that sound good?

You look a little bit skeptical, Rita, but you can trust me! You want to know if I’ve tried this technology before? Oh my days, of course not. The whole point is to be ground-breaking with this and hopefully take home one, maybe two Nobel prizes.

Now you’ll have to stop with all the questions, we can discuss more later. Here’s a lightning analysis unit; ride to the places I’ve marked out and push the button. The machine will analyze the area and let you know if it’s somewhere that lightning has struck twice in the past. Find such a place Rita and then I can tell you all about how to capture a lightning bolt. 

Good luck!

Objectives: Use the lightning analysis unit on the spots that have been marked on the map. When you’ve found a place where lightning has struck twice, go back and tell Berzelius the Engineer.

Rewards: 25 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 20 with The Stoneground Expedition

Ride down to the lake and turn to the northeast. There is a small island, the location you need is at the top of the hill, when you follow a small spiral around the outside edge of the hill to get to the top.

You can check all of the areas marked on your map, but you can go directly to the one you need, to save time.

berzelius_the_engineer

Good work. The place you’ve found is perfect!

Quest completed

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More Kick Than 20,000 Car Batteries!

berzelius_the_engineer

So, now we’ve found a spot where lightning is going to strike enough times to be able to charge the super battery 100% with electricity! What super battery am I talking about? Why, this one right here that I ordered from cBay! It’s really great, Rita!

It only cost 1000 Jorvik Shillings and is apparently more effective than 20,000 car batteries! And if that wasn’t cool enough, it’s totally biodegradable, nicely designed, and can be used as a rather lovely footstool in the bedroom. Unbelievable, no? As soon as I read all about it, I ordered two!

A scam? What do you mean, scam?

You’re saying it’s a scam and I’ve been tricked? That it’s just some con artist who put the listing up on cBay to scam people’s money off them?

There’s really people who’d do that? That’s totally illogical!

Oh dear…

Well what do we do now?

“Cough, cough… Ahem!” (Professor Einstein seems very keen to get yours and Berzelius the Engineer’s attention…)

Objectives: Talk to Elsa Einstein.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 5 with The Stoneground Expedition

Speak to Professor Einstein, she clearly has an idea, maybe even one that will fit into her calculations.

professor_einstein

I couldn’t help but hear that you’re having a little battery problem. I wouldn’t usually poke my nose into other people’s work, except when a colleague has been subjected to this kind of swindling deception.

Berzelius, I’ve been here for a much longer time than you, almost an eternity, and during those two days, I’ve made an important discovery. A strange mineral by the name of kallstone. 

Quest completed

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An Odd Mineral…

professor_einstein

You understand… Kallstone is an odd material with quite remarkable properties. Even without having been able to take a close examination of some samples, I can see that it seems to have a remarkable capacity for energy storage. It also seems very unstable; the more energy it contains, the more sensitive it is to any kind of impact.

What happens if it’s subjected to external pressure or impact? Well, it explodes! With some considerable power, I might add.

Well well, enough with the explanations. You’ll need to find some kallstones that don’t contain any energy, ones that have been used and discharged. Let’s call it lifeless kallstone.

The lifeless kallstone can be transported without risk and used to build your own battery. Do you understand, Rita? Good, good…

Just keep in mind that when kallstone is fully charged, it’s also fully dangerous. Handle it with care!

Objectives: Talk to Berzelius the Engineer.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 10 with The Stoneground Expedition

Tell Berzelius what you have learned from Elsa.

berzelius_the_engineer

A kallstone battery… Genius!

Quest completed

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A Load of Lifeless Kallstone

berzelius_the_engineer

Rita, you heard what Elsa Einstein said! Look for lifeless kallstone! I’ll look for a suitable container for our very own super battery, while you do that. Good luck!

Objectives: Look for lifeless, discharged kallstone and take it back to Berzelius the Engineer.

Rewards: 20 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 25 with The Stoneground Expedition

Ride around the area and pick up all of the lifeless kallstone you can find. When you have enough, return to Berzelius.

berzelius_the_engineer

How much lifeless, discharged kallstone have you found Rita?

Great, this is definitely enough.

Me? Oh, I found this old bag here. Not exactly what I was imagining but I’m sure it’ll work. Positive mental attitude, Rita!

Quest completed

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Withstands Hurricanes. and Lightning.

berzelius_the_engineer

So here we go, Rita! Now we’re really starting to get somewhere.

To be able to charge our home-made super battery, we’ll need a lightning rod to conduct the lightning with. I’m not exactly certain what we could use, but I suppose we’ll just have to improvise. Can you see if there’s anything around that’s long, metal, and looks like it can withstand hurricanes? And lightning?

Where would you find something like that? No idea, but use a positive mental attitude, Rita! PMA is A-OK!

Objectives: Look for something that looks suitable as a lightning conductor and take it to Berzelius the Engineer.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 20 with The Stoneground Expedition

Hmm, how do you think a helicopter rotor would work? If it did, I know exactly where to find one!

Ride out to Professor Einstein’s crashed helicopter and retrieve one of the rotors and bring it to Berzelius.

berzelius_the_engineer

Part of a helicopter’s rotor? Hmm! Why not?! I’m sure it’ll work just wonderfully.

Quest completed

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Use Your Imagination and a Positive Mental Attitude!

berzelius_the_engineer

We need two wires which can transmit electricity from the lightning rod to the battery. The wires need to be able to withstand strong electrical currents and not just flake out after the first lightning strike. I can see on your face that you’re wondering where you might find something like that, but Rita, I know exactly how you’ll make this work!

Just use your imagination and a positive mental attitude! PMA, Rita! PMA!

Good luck, and head straight back when you’ve found two wires.

Objectives: Find things that could be used as electrical wires to run between a lightning conductor and the kallstone battery. Take whatever you find back to Berzelius the Engineer.

Rewards: 25 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP

Reputation: 25 with The Stoneground Expedition

Search around the camp as well as the area surrounding the elevator. I’m sure you will find something of use. Return to Berzelius when you have found what you are looking for.

berzelius_the_engineer

An elevator cable and a washing line?

Hehe, well why not?! I’m sure it’ll work perfectly, I can feel it.

Quest completed

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Setting Up Lightning Capture Units

berzelius_the_engineer

Okay, Rita, this is going really well!

The next step is actually incredibly dangerous but I have a feeling that it’ll go just swimmingly. Just use that positive mental attitude and nothing terrible will happen!

Don’t look so worried, Rita! I’ll guide you every step of the way.

Here’s my latest invention: the Lightning Capture Unit. It’s super-easy to capture lightning with. Ride to the lightning-rich spot you found earlier and set the machine up there. It’s really important you put it all together in the right order otherwise it can go really rather horribly wrong. Explosions, blood, death, and all kinds of other awful things we probably wouldn’t enjoy. Haha, away with all that negativity, though! Get rid of those negative thoughts and it’ll be a piece of cake! PMA… You’ll see!

First things first, place the battery on the ground. Then set up the lightning rod, and lastly attach the cables between the battery and the lightning rod. Not so tough, right?

Repeat after me, Rita… Battery, lightning rod, cables. Battery, lightning rod, cables!

Haha, this’ll be like walk in the park, Rita!

Why are there two cables, you ask?

Well what luck you asked!

It’s of the utmost importance that you attach the elevator cable first and the washing line second, otherwise it’s guaranteed to explode. Heehee!

That’s just the way I’ve built the battery, so let’s repeat again:

Battery, lightning rod, elevator cable, washing line. Battery lightning rod, elevator cable, washing line!

When you’ve coupled everything together, it’s just a case of waiting for a thunderstorm. Capture five lightning bolts, then uncouple the cables from the battery. If the battery takes more than five lightning bolts, then it’ll go a teeny, tiny bit wrong. Explosions, blood, death, and all kinds of other awful things we spoke about earlier.

Rita, don’t look so sulky! Positive mental attitude!

Come back when you have a fully-charged battery and we’ll bring the old Frank back to life!

Objectives: Set up the Lightning Capture Unit at the spot you found earlier.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 5 with The Stoneground Expedition

Ride out to the spot you found for the lightning strikes.

When you reach the spot, place the Lightning Capture Unit on the ground.

self

You’ve successfully assembled the Lightning Capture Unit. Now it’s just a case of plugging everything in.

Quest completed

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Setting Up Lightning Capture Unit (Part 2)

self

The Lightning Capture Unit is now set up. Now you just need to plug in the lightning rod, battery, and everything else in the right order.

You repeat again to yourself what Berzelius told you, “battery, lightning rod, elevator cable, washing line…”

Good luck!

Objectives: Set up the lightning capture unit. “Battery, lightning rod, elevator cable, washing line!” Just like Berzelius the Engineer said.

Rewards: 20 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 10 with The Stoneground Expedition

Place the battery on the ground near the unit. Set up the helicopter rotor on top of the stump. Hook up the elevator cable on the ground, then the washing line.

If you are not sure what goes where, you can click on the sparkles and it will tell you which item to use on that spot. Make sure you place each item in the correct spot or you will have to start over.

self

You’ve assembled the Lightning Capture Unit. Now you just need to wait for some horrible weather!

Quest completed

Return to the Lightning Capture Unit tomorrow.

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