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Marley the Horse Trainer

baroness

Good day to you Rita, how lovely to see you again!

Thanks for asking, but sadly I’m a little troubled. My very best competition horse – Butterfly – has had an accident and picked up an injury on his back right leg. 

It’s all healed up now, thank goodness, but now he needs to build up his muscle strength so that the injury doesn’t come back.

This is why I’ve sent Butterfly to Marley Summers.

Did you know that Marley used to train horses once upon a time? If there’s anyone who can help Butterfly, it’s him.

The thing that’s bothering me the most is that poor old Butterfly’s never going to be able to compete again. You see, Butterfly really loves to compete, and if he can’t race anymore, I’m worried it’ll break his heart…

Can you ride to Marley’s farm and see how it’s going for Butterfly?

You’ll do it? Nice! Thanks!

Objectives: Talk to Marley at his farm southeast of the Winery.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 10 with Silverglade Village

Ride to Marley’s farm and inquire how Butterfly is doing.

marley2

Howdy Rita!

Has the Baroness sent you?

Quest completed

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Meet Butterfly

marley2

Yeehaw! Can you imagine that little old me got asked to train a champion?!

Carney, my sourpuss brother, thinks I’ll mess up somehow, as if that’s what usually happens?!

I’ll show that little punk – after a week with me, Butterly’s gonna be in better shape than ever!

Of course it’s true! I’ve trained loads of horses in my time, back in the day. Haha! So Butterfly’s no challenge for me!

You can tell the Baroness that Butterfly is feeling just fine. Or, actually… There is one thing… Ah, never mind, it’s nothing worth mentioning. Why don’t you go say hello to Butterfly, Rita, and get an idea for yourself? 

Objectives: Say hello to Butterfly.

Rewards: 5 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 5 with Silverglade Village

Nice horsey?

marley2

Wooooooaaaaahhhh! Easy Butterfly! This is Rita, nobody to be afraid of!

Quest completed

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Nobody Ever Died from a Tiny Jump!

marley2

You saw what just happened! Do you agree that he seems a little… I’m not sure what word to use.

Nervous?

Yeah, exactly! Nervous is the right word.

I think it’s really strange that such a competitive racehorse should be nervous. Maybe it’s just all the new people and surroundings making him edgy? What do you think?

There’s another problem though… A big problem. I can’t get him to jump. He refuses point blank, but according to Carney, Butterfly is the best jumper in all of Silverglade.

I have an idea! Could you take a ride around the jump course with Summerblaze? Maybe then Butterfly’s competitive instinct will kick in? 

You will?

Yeehaw! Come on Rita, show us what you can do!

Objectives: Take a spin around Marley’s jump course.

Rewards: 20 Jorvik Shillings, 45 Horse XP

Reputation: 15 with Silverglade Village

Ride Marley’s jump course, then speak to him after to see if it got Butterfly’s attention.

marley2

Yeehaw! Nicely ridden Rita! Now it’s your turn, Butterfly.

You can do this big guy, I know you can!

Quest completed

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What Scares a Horse?

marley2

Easy, Butterfly, eeeasy…

Shhh shh shhhhhh…

There we go, good boy…. Good boy!

Hmm. Well Rita, that didn’t go so well.

I just don’t get it. Do you understand Rita? Any idea why he refuses to jump?

You think he’s scared of something?

Hmm… Wonder what that could’ve been? I mean, it’s just a regular old paddock. I suppose it won’t hurt to look a little further into it. Ride over and take a look and see if there’s anything odd by the jump in the paddock.

I’ll wait here with this poor fella and keep him calm. He’s still a bit shaky.

Objectives: Check out the paddock then report back to Marley.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 15 with Silverglade Village

Inspect the paddock around the jumps to see if you can find anything that is scaring Butterfly.

marley2

You didn’t find anything?

Quest completed

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Yeehaw! Barrel Race!

marley2

That’s got me goosed… If there’s nothing in the paddock, then what’s getting Butterfly to react like he did?

What do you reckon? Any ideas?

If we should try something else to get him going? What could you mean?

The barrel race? Yeah! Great idea! Maybe we get started a little hard on poor old Butterfly…

For safety’s sake, would you not do a quick lap first? That way, Butterfly’s going to see that it’s nothing to be worried about. 

Great! Go Rita! Yeehaw!

Objectives: Ride Marley’s barrel race.

Rewards: 20 Jorvik Shillings, 45 horse XP

Reputation: 15 with Silverglade Village

Let’s try out the barrel race instead…

marley2

Yeehaw! Nicely done, Rita!

What do you reckon then, Butterfly? Wanna show Marley what you can do, huh champ?

Quest completed

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Like the Wind!

marley2

Oh no! No, no, no!!

He’s bolted! If we don’t catch him quickly, he’ll be on the other side of Jorvik in no time!

How am I going to catch up to him? I can’t run after him, my fitness has never been top notch…

What? You’ll ride after him? Wow, thanks! But be careful, a spooked horse can be a dangerous horse. Try to calm him down first: that’s the only way to capture a frightened horse. 

Come on Rita! Ride! Ride!!

Objectives: Catch up to Butterfly.

Rewards: 25 Jorvik Shillings, 35 XP

Reputation: 20 with Silverglade Village

Run after Butterfly to calm him down. He runs in a circle just outside the jump paddock of Marley’s farm.

self

You managed to catch up to Butterfly and get him to stop. He seems totally terrified, so take it nice and easy with him so you don’t make things any worse.

Quest completed

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Side by Side, Back to the Yard…

self

You calm Butterfly down and he begins to move in the direction of Marley’s yard. For safety’s sake, it’s best if you ride alongside him, as he’s still very frightened. 

Objectives: Help Butterfly back to Marley.

Rewards: 20 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 15 with Silverglade Village

Escort Butterfly back to Marley’s, stay close to him so that he continues moving in the direction of home. Speak to Marley when you have returned Butterfly.

marley2

Whew! That was close! Thanks for riding after Butterfly for me.

Quest completed

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A Scared Horse to Examine

marley2

Wheeew!

What a relief!

I was really worried that we’d never see Butterfly again, not at those speeds! What could I have said to the Baroness, “yeah, sorry about your horse… Lost him, didn’t I?” Haha! No thanks, lucky you were here Rita!

Wonder what made Butterfly bolt like that?

You’re right, Rita, something’s not quite right, but I’ve no idea what it could be. Any ideas?

You want to examine Butterfly, you say?

Well I suppose that’d be okay, not that I know why you’d do that, or what you’re expecting to find…

Objectives: Examine Butterfly.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 10 with Silverglade Village

Dismount your horse and approach Butterfly to examine him for anything wrong.

self

This is weird…

Quest completed

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Who Would Paint a Horse?

self

Didn’t the Baroness say that Butterfly had injured his back right leg in an accident?

You feel along Butterfly’s back right leg. The muscles feel strong and not weakened at all like the Baroness said. Weird…

Apart from the leg, there’s something else a bit strange about Butterfly’s temperament. You carefully try to pet his nose so that he feels safe, which seems to work so you just stand and cozy up to him for a little while.

Suddenly, your attention turns to Butterfly’s markings. There seems to be something strange about the way they look. You reach out your hand and touch one of them…

You’re not totally sure, but that seems an awful lot like it could be… Black paint. Has someone painted over Butterfly’s markings? Who would paint a horse? And why?

You need to tell Marley right away.

Objectives: Report your findings to Marley.

Rewards: 5 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 5 with Silverglade Village

There’s some strange business going on here…

marley2

What on earth?!

Quest completed

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Written Proof

marley2

You think the horse beside me isn’t the real Butterfly?!

That’s impossible… He came straight from the Baroness’ yard. Carney organized the transport himself, which is why this couldn’t be any other than the real Butterfly.

I’ve had my eye on him the entire time, it MUST be Butterfly.

I can’t believe it, Rita. I’m sorry but I just can’t accept it…

Of course!

Carney sent some of Butterfly’s papers to me. Where can I have put them?

They can help us get to the bottom of this. On the papers is all the information we’ll need to confirm whether or not this is Butterfly.

Now I just need to think!

I was out in the stable when the phone rang in the kitchen. Did I take the papers with me?

Rita, can you check over by the stable to see if the papers for Butterfly are there, and I’ll go check the kitchen? We need to find these papers, fast!

Objectives: Find Butterfly’s papers.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 10 with Silverglade Village

Search around Marley’s stable for the missing papers, then return to him when you have found them.

marley2

You found them? Were they by the stable?

Quest completed

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A Forged Horse

marley2

Okay, now let’s see what it says here about Butterfly.

Mm-hmm… Back leg… Yeah… Right… Yup… Markings… A-ha…

You were right, there’s something not quite right here… According to the papers from Carney, Butterfly should have weakened muscles in his back right leg, and this horse certainly doesn’t. Something’s up with Butterfly’s black markings as well…

Hmm… This both feels and smells like paint…

What could this mean? How can this have happened? How can this possibly be the wrong horse, when he came here straight from the Winery?

I need to call the Baroness! Or, wait. What would I say to her? Oh gosh, help me think, Rita, who should I talk to?

Carney?

Of course, you’re right. Carney maybe knows something, he was the one who arranged the transport after all.

What are we going to do with this horse though? If it’s not Butterfly, then who is it?

You’re right. One thing at a time. The most important thing is that we talk to my brother and find out what he knows.

Can you ride to the Winery and talk to him?

Thanks! While you do that, I’ll see if I can find some kind of clue as to who this horse is, or where he comes from…

Objectives: Talk to Carney who works up at the Winery.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 10 with Silverglade Village

Ride up to the Winery and speak to Carney near the stable. Maybe he will know something?

carney

Hi Rita, I’d wish you a good day if I thought it was going to be one…

Quest completed

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Clumsy Marley

carney

WHAT?!

Marley’s lost the Baroness’ horse?!

That dopey dummy! Grr… I knew this would happen. He can’t do anything, and it’s always me who has to clean up his mess. He always messes up, and it’s always me left with the blame… Grr… No. NO! This time he can sort this out himself.

You say it’s not his fault? No joke? Whose fault is it then? The man in the moon? 

How did that idiot manage to lose the Baroness’ horse? And, by the way, how do you know it’s not Butterfly?

No injury on the back leg, you say?

And no markings?

What could have happened? How am I supposed to know?! It’s that idiot Marley who’s mucked it all up.

There isn’t so much that COULD have happened. I should’ve driven Butterfly to Marley’s place yesterday, but I had too much to do so I got some help.

 Who helped me? It was Mr Anwir.

He and his friend were here picking up things they were going to take to Silverglade Village. They offered to take Butterfly with them since Marley’s farm is on the way there.

Mr Anwir’s a good guy, so if anyone’s messed everything up, it’s Marley and nobody else. If he can’t keeps track of a horse, then it’s his own fault. Asking whether Marley’s messed up is like asking where bears poop in the woods. It’s obvious. You can tell him that from me, because I’m not taking the fall for his mess. He can come here himself and tell the Baroness that he’s lost her best racehorse.

Why are you still here? I’m so angry right now… Ride and tell Marley that he’s useless and that it’s his responsibility to fix it.

Objectives: Tell Marley what Carney told you.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 10 with Silverglade Village

You self-righteous bastard, so much for brotherly love…

Return to Marley with your sympathy.

marley2

Did you get hold of Carney? Did he have anything to tell you?

Quest completed

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What Should He Be Called?

marley2

Of course… Everything’s my fault according to that dimwit. Who else’s fault would it be? The man in the moon?

Sigh.

Well maybe he’s right… I should’ve had a closer eye on it all, I should’ve been more careful.

I need to think about this. The real Butterfly can’t have just gone up in smoke… And who’s this horse if it isn’t Butterfly?

Anyway, we can’t keep calling him Butterfly. We need a new name for him. Any ideas on what this guy should be called, Rita?

Objectives: Talk to Marley.

Rewards: 5 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 5 with Silverglade Village

Come up with a good name for this new horse.

marley2

Valiant?

Well… Why not? Valiant it is.

Quest completed

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Who’s Valiant?

marley2

Valiant… I like it! Howdy Valiant!

Hmm… I should talk to the Baroness as soon as possible… Oohhh I just don’t think I can face up to it today. I’ve no idea what I would say…

You say it’s not my fault? That’s nice of you Rita, but Butterfly was and is my responsibility. My brother was right… I’ve mucked it all up. This is my responsibility.

I haven’t got time to feel sorry for myself though. I’ll need to sit down and have a good think about what I’m going to say to the Baroness. While I take care of this mess, would you help me find out where Valiant comes from?

If we put up ‘missing horse’ posters for him, perhaps we’ll get some info on where he’s from. Maybe even find out more about where the real Butterfly has got to.

I took a few pictures of Valiant while you were away talking to my brother. Would you be able to take these and make five posters we can put up around Silverglade?

Great, thanks!

There’s some paper you can use over by the picnic table just here.

Thanks for helping, Rita. I wouldn’t be able to do it on my own.

Objectives: Make five ‘missing horse’ posters asking if anyone knows Valiant, then talk to Marley.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 15 with Silverglade Village

Dismount your horse and use the marker to make the posters, then show Marley your finished work.

marley2

Oh, these are great! They should work nicely.

Quest completed

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Posting Posters in Silverglade

marley2

Will you take these posters and put them up in Silverglade Village?

Hopefully there’s someone who gets in touch about Valiant. If we’re lucky, we’ll also find something out about Butterfly.

Objectives: Put up the ‘missing horse’ posters in Silverglade Village

Rewards: 20 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP

Reputation: 15 with Silverglade Village

Ride into Silverglade and place the posters up in places people will be able to easily see them, then return to Marley when all the posters have been put up.

marley2

You put them all up? Great! Hope someone gets in touch before long.

Quest completed

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The Way to a Horse’s Heart…

marley2

I feel bad for Valiant. He must’ve been through something terrible to have become that nervous and scared.

But he seems to trust you Rita. You seem to have a special way with horses. They seem to let you get closer to them in a way that not very many people manage, I mean just look at you and Summerblaze together.

Would you be able to help me with Valiant? I need to get to the bottom of this mess with Butterfly…

Thanks Rita! Whoever Valiant is, he needs to be able to trust humans again. He certainly doesn’t seem to trust me, so I guess it’s better that you train him.

The first step is getting to know one another. Would you be able to feed him? The way to a horse’s heart is through his stomach, or however the saying goes… Haha! Everyone likes good food anyway!

Hey, I just remembered I accidentally flipped a crate of apples over earlier today. I’ve had so much going on that I’d managed to forget to pick them all up. Could you gather them all back into their box so that they’re not just lying on the ground going rotten?

Great! We can give some of the apples to Valiant afterwards, I’m sure he’ll love them. He’s a horse after all, and all horses love an apple!

Objectives: Pick up the apples from the ground behind the house and give them back to Marley.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 10 with Silverglade Village

Quicker apple picker-upper

marley2

Oh! I didn’t realize there were that many apples!

Quest completed

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Not Tasting Great…

marley2

Oh my, this is far too many apples for a horse to eat! Not that I think Valiant would say no, but he can’t eat himself full on candy! That’ll mean he’ll lose his proper appetite for normal food later.

Let’s do it this way, so it’s fair. If you take these three apples and give them to Valiant, I’ll take the rest to the other horses so they get a treat as well.

Sounds good?

Great!

Objectives: Give the apples to Valiant then talk to Marley.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 15 with Silverglade Village

Dismount and feed the apples to Valiant to gain more of his trust. Speak to Marley when you have fed all the apples.

marley2

There you go! Valiant seems to like the apples! I knew he wouldn’t say no…

Quest completed

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Step by Step

marley2

Looks like Valiant is becoming more and more trusting towards you.

I don’t know if it’s too early, but I have an idea that I think is worth a try. Remember how badly it when Valiant was going to give the barrel race? I reckon you could get him to do it now.

You don’t need to look so worried, let me finish my idea… You’ve taught Valiant to take the apple from your hand. Use that trick to get him to follow you around the course. Once he goes all the way around, he’ll see that there’s nothing to worry about. 

Here, take a few sugar lumps and show Valiant the way around the barrel race course. I know you can do it Rita! Yeehaw!

Objectives: Bribe Valiant with sugar lumps to get him around the barrel race course, then speak with Marley.

Rewards: 20 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP

Reputation: 20 with Silverglade Village

Ride near Valiant and give him a sugar lump when he stops. Lead him through the course, then return to Marley when you have completed the course.

marley2

Yeehaw! I’ve stood and watched the whole time, what a great job Rita! Wow! I think it’s time to start calling you Rita the horse whisperer!

Quest completed

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Well-Earned Grooming

marley2

Yeehaw! Unbelievable! How fantastic that you managed to get Valiant to follow you around the entire course! I can already see the difference in him. He’s much calmer and way less nervous than before, and it’s all thanks to you Rita.

Will you go and give him some nice grooming and scrape out his hooves as well? Here, take my hoof pick and my regular grooming brush. Valiant’s done a great job and deserves a little TLC! I’ sure he’d rather you do it than me. 

Objectives: Groom Valiant then talk to Marley.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 15 with Silverglade Village

Dismount your horse and approach Valiant to use the grooming tools. The sparkles are very close together, if you have trouble using the tools, click on the sparkles first and it will tell you which tool to use in that spot.

When you are finished grooming Valiant, speak to Marley.

marley2

Are you all done with the grooming now? Great! Now we’ll let Valiant rest a little while so that it’s not all to much for him at one time.

Quest completed

Return to Marley tomorrow.

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