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A New Girl at the Stable

loretta2

Hey, did you hear? I’m, like, dying here. Totes don’t understand what someone like THAT is even doing here. Believe me, she’s not a Bobcat. Like, she’s got NO style and as if that’s not enough, she’s like to totally worse than you when you got here. What a noob.

You dunno what I’m talking about? Seriously?! You haven’t heard? There’s this new girl visiting the stable. Thomas Moorland even asked Julie to lend her horse to her! Honestly! She’ll never get to ride my horse, she can forget it.

But hey, if she’s here to stay, I wanna know more about her. You need to get the lowdown on her to see if she’ll make a good Bobcat or not.

Why I can’t do it? Umm, really?! You’re the funniest. Of course I can’t talk to her, I need to make sure she’s worth my time first. 

Listen, just ask the other Bobcats and see if they’ve heard anything, okay?

Objectives: Ask around and see if anyone knows anything about the new girl, then talk to Loretta.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 20 with Bobcats

Ask the other Bobcats what they know; the consensus seems to be the new girl is a nobody…

loretta2

What? Seriously?!

They must know more than I do. Wow, talk about out of touch.

Quest completed

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Time for a Welcome!

loretta2

Um, what? You think we should say hello to her?

I’ve obviously got more important things to do than take care of some loser noob.

You’ve got a point though, Thomas would probably want us to show her round and look after a bit, which is why it would be perfect if you did it. Thomas said that she can borrow Julie’s horse FireWind, so take her out riding or something.

Oh yeah, Rita, you probably don’t wanna mention any of this to Julie. She’s got a lot on her plate right now and what she doesn’t know won’t hurt her. If I know her like I think I do, she won’t be too happy about some newbie getting to ride FireWind.

Umm, hellooo?! What are you waiting for? Go say hello to the loser noob now!

Objectives: Say hey to the new girl.

Rewards: 5 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 10 with Bobcats

Go give a warm Moorland welcome to the new girl. You can find her standing near the stable.

mandy

Aaaaah!

I’m not even doing anything, I’m just standing here.

Quest completed

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Off to a Bad Start

mandy

Uh, by the way, why should I have anything to worried about? It’s you who’s doing all the sneaking around! Have you got nothing better to do than spy on me?! Not that there’d be any reason to spy on me. No reason at all.

Ugh, now look! Since you scared me so much I dropped my bag and all the stuff has fallen out.

Aaaaaarrrrgggghhhh, it’s all your fault!

(Maybe you want to try helping the new girl pick up her stuff?)

Objectives: Help the new girl pick up her things, then try talking to her again.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 15 with Bobcats

Pick up the things that have fallen out of her little pink bag, then speak to her when you have collected everything.

mandy

Thanks.

Umm… Sorry I snapped at you like that. My bad.

Quest completed

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Starting Over

mandy

Umm, I’m sorry I got so angry like that. I didn’t mean to, it’s just that you really made me jump! It was mean of me, sorry again.

Wanna start over?

My name’s Mandy, and you?

Rita? Is that even a real name?

I mean, umm, how lovely! Nice to meet you.

Have you been here in Moorland long? This is my first time here, so I suppose it remains to be seen if I’ll have more visits in the future. You’re the girl Mr Moorland said would show me around?

Oh! Well that’s nice of you, and I’d love to come out with you for a ride! I wasn’t able to bring my own horse with me this time, but Mr Moorland said I could borrow a horse called FireWind?

Oh, and another thing… I’m afraid I left my saddle and bridle at home. I’ve got like all this awesome gear, like best quality ever, but there was so much other stuff I needed to bring with me that I totally forgot my gear!

Could you help me find some that I could borrow just this one time?

Objectives: Find some gear for Mandy.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 20 with Bobcats

Pick up the saddle and bridle that are on the ground (who just leaves their gear thrown on the ground??) in the stable, and return to Mandy.

mandy

You’re sure I can borrow these? Nobody will mind?

Thanks!

Quest completed

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The Girl Who Couldn’t Saddle

mandy

It’s really nice of you all to lend me this bridle and saddle.

Ohhh, saddle the horse myself, you say?

Umm… Yeah, I mean like, I obviously know how to saddle a horse, it’s not that. I’ve been saddling horses before I learned to walk, but it’s just that your saddles here on Jorvik are a bit different to those I have back home…

What kind of saddles do we have at home? Umm… What does that even matter? Don’t you believe me or something? They’re just different, okay? Which side is up and which is down? How should I attach it? Like this?

Umm… The bridle… That goes on the head, right?

Oh! You wanna show me how to do it? Thanks! You don’t need to tell anyone else about this though, yeah? I don’t want anybody thinking I’ve never been on a horse before, that would be crazy! Haha! Ha… Heh…

So, show me how to saddle FireWind.

Objectives: Help Mandy to saddle up FireWind.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 20 with Bobcats

Dismount your horse and help tack up FireWind, then speak to Mandy.

mandy

Nice, thanks! Thanks for the demonstration, I’ll remember your tips and get it right next time.

Quest completed

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Can You Get Up Without a Ladder?

mandy

Umm… Rita?

What’s the deal with actually getting up onto FireWind? He’s huge! Like, I’ll need a ladder or something to get up onto his back… How do you get up onto Summerblaze?

Haha no! Don’t be silly! You can’t possibly think I’ve never ridden a horse before hahaha! I have my own horse, like I told you! Haha! Ha… Heh.

Umm… Yeah, like my horse is super easy to get onto. He usually just bows down and I just step onto him really easily, just like usual.

Why are you looking at me like that? It’s true! I promise!

Help me up onto FireWind instead of just standing there. Please?

Objectives: Help Mandy up onto the horse.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputations: 15 with Bobcats

Bitch, that’s what stirrups are for, or do your different saddles not have those either…?

mandy

Wow, high! Went well at least.

Thanks for the help. I could do it myself of course, but I just don’t feel myself today for some reason.

Quest completed

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Feels Like I’ll Fall Off!

mandy

Umm, one more thing.

There must be something up with this saddle. It feels like I’m not sitting on it right. Should it really be like this?

What? What do you mean I’ve never ridden before? Of course I have! Ha… Haha…

Oh, how nice of you to check and see if it needs adjusting! Thanks!

Objectives: Check that the saddle is sitting correctly and tweak it if necessary.

Rewards: 5 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 10 with Bobcats

I’m seriously starting to doubt this girl’s equestrian skills.

mandy

Thanks! Now I feel like I’m sitting better.

Quest completed

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Moorland Tour

mandy

It’ll be really fun to see more of Moorland. Thanks for taking me with you on this tour!

Hey, you should lead the way Rita! I don’t know anything about the area…

Objectives: Take Mandy out for a ride.

Rewards: 25 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 25 with Bobcats

Stay close to Mandy while on your ride. If you let her get too far away, she will get lost and you will have to restart the quest.

Speak to her when you have finished your tour of Moorland.

mandy

Oh, wow! Just… Wow! There’s nothing back home that’s like what you guys have here.

Quest completed

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A Friendly Race

mandy

It’s so lovely here!

I’m jealous now, this is way nicer than it is back home…

Hey, off topic, how are the Bobcats? Do you know them well? You’re a Bobcat, right?

Hey, since I’m gonna be moving here I guess it wouldn’t hurt to know when everyone’s birthdays are, how old they are, and how their families look, right?

Haha, that’s not weird! I’m just curious! Umm… Haha, well forget what I said. Shall we race back to the stable? Last one back has to do the other’s stable chores for a month!

Objectives: Challenge each other to see who can get back to the stable first.

Rewards: 45 Jorvik Shillings, 50 XP, 50 Horse XP

Reputation: 40 with Bobcats

Race Mandy back to the stable.

mandy

Yay me! Did you see how I rode on FireWind just then? I’m pretty awesome at riding, huh?

Well yeah, you’re also awesome but you get to ride every single day so it’s not fair to compare us two, is it?

Quest completed

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A Successful Tour

mandy

No way! Is it that late already?!

Thanks for the tour, but I need to get to Jorvik City, I’ve got tons to do there. I’ll catch up with you later though!

Umm… Obviously I know how to do everything with the saddle and bridle but now I’m really in a hurry, which means me not taking them off has got absolutely nothing to do with the fact that I don’t have a clue about how to take them off. No, no, no. Nope. No sir. Done it loads of times. Could do it in my sleep. Definitely. Haha. Ha. Heh…

For real? Nice! That’s really kind of you to offer to unsaddle FireWind for me.

I’ll take him to the stable while you go over and talk to that blonde girl, she seems to want you for something. Loretta’s her name, right?

Yeah, seeya later.

Objectives: Talk to Loretta.

Rewards: 5 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 10 with Bobcats

Such a strange girl. Go and tell Loretta about her.

loretta2

Umm, helloooo?! I’m just standing here waiting for a report on this new girl and you’re running around the place with her like she’s your new BFF?!

Quest completed

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Take Care of FireWind and Tell Me About It!

loretta2

Helloooo? Details?! Come on, I wanna hear everything! What did she say? Is she a Bobcat or not?

Did she have a pair of Jollister shoes on?

Seriously? You think she’ll fit in here? She’s got one ugly style of riding, I’ll say that. That can be changed though, unlike a bad sense of style. If someone’s dressed like a nerd, then there’s no saving them.

What did she think of FireWind?

Of course she liked him! Have you guys unsaddled him by the way? You’re going to do it FOR her? Ooookay…

Well what are you doing standing here? Go and get him unsaddled.

Objectives: Unsaddle FireWind.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 20 with Bobcats

Find FireWind in the stable, dismount your horse, and use the stable gloves to unsaddle him. Then return to Loretta.

loretta2

Have you unsaddled FireWind? Great! Julie can take care of the grooming, it’s her horse after all. Now you need to tell me everything right now!

Quest completed

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Something’s Not Right…

loretta2

So I wanna hear everything. Tell me, what did you think of that girl? I think she’s totally weird.

I knew she wasn’t a proper rider!

You think we should give her a chance anyway? Pff, she’s a total liar, I can see it a mile off. Her shoes are probably not even real Jollister, they’re probably fakes.

Okay, okay. Just because it’s you, I’ll talk to the other girls and see whether we should give Where’s Weirdo a chance. Now, where’s my phone?

Sigh. Yo, Rita, could you just ride to the stable real quick and grab my green bag for e? Meh, yeah I knooooow! As if I would have a green bag, but my other one broke and I haven’t had time to get a new one.

Anyway, you’re the cutest if you go get it for me. I’m sure I left it just outside the stable.

Objectives: Find Loretta’s bag, which should be by the stable.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 20 with Bobcats

As you approach the stable, you see Mandy looking around suspiciously before she takes Loretta’s bag and runs away. Inspect the piece of paper that is left behind.

self

What’s Mandy doing with Loretta’s bag in the first place?

Quest completed

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Paper Trail

self

What’s this? A note?

Mandy must have dropped it when she ran off. It reads:

Loretta – maybe?
Tan – wrong birthday!
Julie – maybe?
Sophia – nope.

What could that mean?

Looks like Mandy dropped more notes as she hurried away. If you follow the trail of papers, maybe it’ll lead you to Mandy so you can confront her about this whole thing…

Objectives: Follow the paper trail left by Mandy.

Rewards: 20 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 25 with Bobcats

Collect each piece of paper as you follow the trail until you find Mandy.

mandy

Why are you following me? What do you want? It’s not what it looks like!

Quest completed

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Hunting for the Truth

mandy

You read my note? Yeah, and?

Objectives: Confront Mandy.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 20 with Bobcats

Tell Mandy everything about why you are suspicious of her.

mandy

Okay, okay, I’ll tell you everything.

Quest completed

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A Tale of Two Sisters

mandy

I don’t know if you’ve got any siblings. I don’t have any, anyway. When I was little I hoped that I might get a little brother or sister, but I never got one…

Both of my parents are only children as well, which means I never had any cousins either. Imagine how fun the families parties were! It was pretty much just me there… Boring.

With all that said, everything changed just a few months ago…

I learned that I actually have a half-sister! You’ve got no idea how happy it made me to find that out! My happiness was totally indescribable! Neither of my parents wanted to talk so much about it though, so they were just pretending that nothing happened and I thought I should also drop it, but how can I?

That’s why I decided to find some answers on my own and find my half-sister.

The only thing I really got to know was that she rides here at Moorland Stables. Apart from that I only know when her birthday is, how old she’s supposed to be, and a little bit about her family. More than that, I’m totally in the dark about who she is, how she looks, or what she’s called. This is all why I’ve been trying to get as much info as I can about the girls here at the stable, so I can work out which one of them is my sister!

Objectives: Listen to Mandy.

Rewards: 5 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 10 with Bobcats

It all makes sense now… Though I wish she hadn’t lied about her riding experience. That was pretty low, if you ask me.

mandy

I’ve already been able to lose a couple of names from my list, but there’s a few left that I’m not sure about.

Quest completed

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Begin the Detective Work

mandy

Now you know why I’ve been behaving so strangely. I’ve only been trying to work out which one of the girls in the stables is my half-sister.

You have to promise not to tell anyone! Promise me! I need to work out who it is first so that I can talk to her, I don’t want the whole stable finding out about it.

Really? You’ll help me? Thanks!

Hmm… This makes everything a little easier. Since the girls here in the stable know you, they might respond better if it’s you asking them the questions? With your help, I’ll find out who my half-sister is in no time at all!

The ones we need more information about are Loretta, Julie, and Stephanie.

Great! Take this notepad and jot down their answers when you talk to them!

Objectives: Talk to Loretta, Julie, and Stephanie to see which one of them could be Mandy’s sister.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 25 with Bobcats

Use the notepad on each of the girls to begin interviewing them. When you have enough information, return to Many by the inn at the stable.

mandy

Have you spoken to Loretta, Julie, and Stephanie?

Great! Did you find anything out?

Quest completed

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Moment of Truth

mandy

Thanks for helping me with all this Rita. Let’s see what we’ve found out. We’ll solve this puzzle together!

Objectives: Piece together all the information to find out who Mandy’s half-sister is.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 20 with Bobcats

Debrief to Mandy until you realize that all clues point to Julie.

mandy

Julie… Julie is my half-sister!

Quest completed

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Daring to Reveal the Truth

mandy

I just can’t believe it… I’ve finally found her! It just doesn’t feel real. I need to talk to her, I need to tell her.

But what on earth am I going to say? What if she doesn’t want a half-sister? What am I going to do then?

Thanks for offering to come with me when I talk to her, Rita, but this is something I need to do on my own.

Ohhhh, I’ve never been this nervous…

Objectives: Listen to Mandy.

Rewards: 5 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 10 with Bobcats

Try to comfort Mandy as best you can.

mandy

I need to pluck up the courage first, but I promise I’ll talk to her.

Quest completed

Return to Mandy tomorrow.