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A Wonderful, Magical Vegan Witches’ Brew
So there we have it! A finished scarecrow!
Now we just need to bubble up a wonderful, magical vegan witches’ brew! First we’ll need a whole bunch of wood for the fire. We need to keep the cauldron bubbling and boiling because the brew can’t be allowed to go cold. If that happens, we’ll need to start over.
There’s plenty of wood outside the swamp. Check the ground between the swamp and the iron gate and you’ll be sure to find all the wood we need!
Objectives: Look between the swamp and the iron gate for wood to give to Pi.
Rewards: 5 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP
Reputation: 10 with The Goldenleaves
Pick up wood around the outside of the swamp, then return to Pi.
Looks like you found plenty of wood. This’ll be enough for our brew with plenty left over to keep my swamp tea warm! Great work Rita.
Now we just need to find all the ingredients we need. I’ve found organic, locally-produced alternatives to original ingredients, so this’ll be just great!
Instead of Goat Mucus
Instead of goat mucus, a classic ingredient in witches’ brews, we’re going to use completely standard swamp water. Okay, so maybe the brew won’t be quite the same perfect shade of puke-green as it would have been if we’d used goat mucus, but it’s just as powerful! I hope you agree that it’s a worthwhile sacrifice, Rita?
Good to hear. Now you’re no witch, but you may understand that many, less progressive witches would be green, well, greener around the gills if they heard this kind of new-fangled talk!
Here’s a bottle; fill it up with swamp water from the jetty down below my house.
Objectives: Fill the bottle with swamp water from the jetty beneath Pi’s house, then give her the bottle.
Use the bottle from your inventory in fill it up from the platform directly beneath Pi’s house, then return to her with the full bottle.
Well look at that, a bottle filled with swamp water. Nice work.
Swamp Celery Does the Trick
I’ve been thinking about this for a long while. It was pretty hard, but in the end I arrived at the answer of just what could be used to replace bat wings. It’s tough to find good replacements from the plant kingdom, mainly for flavor’s sake, but I think I’ve found a solution. Swamp celery does the trick just as nicely!
Swamp celery is growing all over the place, so it won’t be hard to find some. Come back when you’ve found enough.
Objectives: Pick swamp celery from around the swamp and then head back to Pi.
Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP
Reputation: 15 with The Goldenleaves
Ride along the boardwalks in the swamp to pick enough swamp celery, then return to Pi.
Here you come with a load of swamp celery. Great!
Not quite as refined a flavor as bat wings, but it should give our witches’ brew a crisp and tangy aftertaste. Believe me, witches’ brew and aftertaste aren’t usually words that are found together in the same sentence!
Newt legs. That’s all I’m saying. Newt legs.
This ingredient was a pretty tough nut to crack, Rita! Ten cups of swamp tea later though, I had an epiphany!
Black toadstools! How did nobody think of this before? Well, actually, it’s not so strange. Black toadstools have a tendency to, well, kill people. Heh.
The upside of this is that we won’t be drinking the brew, so it shouldn’t be a problem Just be careful when you’re picking them Rita, because black toadstools are Jorvik’s most poisonous mushroom. Won’t be a problem, right?
Good Rita. Just be careful. The closest place you’ll find black toadstools is up by the fallen gate on the Old King’s Road. It’s the road to the right when you come out of the swamp.
Objectives: Gather black toadstools by the fallen gate on the Old King’s Road, then return to Pi.
Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP
Reputation: 20 with The Goldenleaves
As soon as you exit the swamp, turn right and run all the way to the top of the hill. Pick enough toadstools, then return to Pi.
You found some black toadstools! Great stuff.
Let me just take those off your hands… Carefully… You wouldn’t want to touch these with your bare skin, Rita, then things can go really very seriously wrong. Hehe!
Oh, umm… I didn’t say that to you earlier? Ah.
The Advantages of Vegan Witchcraft
Right then, that’s all the ingredients. Just need to throw them all into this cauldron here… There we go!
Now you’ll see Rita. One of the advantages of vegan witchcraft that I noticed is that it goes a whole lot faster than when I’m brewing witches’ brews!
Tada! See? Already done.
Now we just need to pop our scarecrow friend into this big cauldron of witches’ brew.
Ah, there we are. And now we wait…
Ba ba ba baaaaa…
Nice day out, eh?
Did you see who went out of Jorvegian Idol last night? No? Oh…
Have you heard anything about some construction work at Moorland? No? Just a rumor? Hmm…
Look Rita! The scarecrow! It’s alive!
Objectives: Let the witches’ brew do its work!
Rewards: 20 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP
Reputation: 15 with The Goldenleaves
Haha! What a brilliant scarecrow we’ve got now Rita! Brilliant. This vegan witchcraft is a force to be reckoned with!
The Scarecrow Commute
Here’s the new scarecrow, Rita. I’ve named him Crowy McCaw. Suitable, I think! Crows crow and crows caw! Crowy McCaw!
You just need to bring him to Jasper and he’ll get to work without delay. Let Jasper know he needs to take good care of Crowy McCaw, and tell him that he’s welcome over here sometime for a big steaming cup of swamp tea!
See you soon Rita!
Objectives: Bring Crowy McCaw the scarecrow to Jasper.
Rewards: 20 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP
Reputation: 25 with The Goldenleaves
Ride with Crowy and escort him to Jasper’s farm, then speak to Jasper.
Hello there Rita. What do you want?
That’s amazing! Oh wow, what a brilliant scarecrow! He moves and everything! Haha!
Jasper’s New BFF
Haha, Rita! That’s not a bad scarecrow right there!
He’s called Crowy McCaw, you say?
Crowy McCaw. Sounds like a good name for a scarecrow. Have you seen?
He looks pretty excited to get over into the pumpkin field and start scaring crows! Haha, go on Crowy McCaw!
Go on, you good thing!
Objectives: Make sure Crowy McCaw gets to the pumpkin patch, then talk to Jasper again.
Rewards: 40 Jorvik Shillings, 30 XP, Jasper’s Old Shirt
Reputation: 30 with The Goldenleaves
Ride out to the middle of the pumpkin field to show Crowy where he should go, then speak to Jasper again.
Crowy McCaw and I are getting along famously. Many thanks Rita, I knew I could trust you. Here’s a little gift to say thanks for all your help. It’s not much, but I hope you’ll appreciate it.
I’m sure we’ll see each other again soon. Now I’ve got to get going and watch Crowy McCaw at work.
Go on Crowy! Go on fella! Scare those flying thieves away! Hahaha! Go on, you good thing!