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Before a Race

ricky_winterwell

Welcome back Rita!

Now I’ve set up a really great cross country track for you and the Bulldogz to use. Would you like to give it a test run?

If you ride down to the stable, you should see Ginny. She’s one of the Bulldogz and she’ll be responsible for the track.

Talk to her and say hello from me. Then she’ll get you started and help you keep track of time. 

Objectives: Talk to Ginny.

Rewards: 20 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP

Reputation: 15 with New Hillcrest

Ride down the hill towards the stable, and you’ll find Ginny on the side of the road before you get to the stable.

ginny

Hi! You’re Rita, right? Ricky said you’d be popping by.

Quest completed

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The New Racecourse!

ginny

Hey, I’m Ginny! I’m part of Bulldogz, Jorvik’s best riding club.

I heard you wanted to try the new track Ricky built for us? Of course you can try it out, it’ll be exciting to see how quickly you can complete the course.

Good luck now!

Objectives: Ride the race as fast as you can.

Rewards: 55 Jorvik Shillings, 50 XP, 200 Horse XP

Reputation: 75 with New Hillcrest

This course can be challenging because the obstacles are quite large, and you only get ten seconds between checkpoints, instead of the normal twenty.

When you have finished the race, speak to Ginny.

ginny

Wow! That was FAST! You must’ve been riding forever!

Quest completed

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Curious About the Result…

ginny

Nice to meet you Rita!

Just come back and ask if you ever wanna try the course again, but now you should probably be getting back to Ricky. I think he’s curious about the result of your race, and he’ll want to know what you think of the course he set up!

Objectives: Talk to Ricky.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP

Reputation: 10 with New Hillcrest

Return to Ricky and tell him what you think of the racecourse.

ricky_winterwell

How’d it go?

Quest completed

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Sore Muscles Everywhere!

ricky_winterwell

How was the gluten-free bread?

Umm… It was… Burnt. I’m not sure gluten-free is the right diet for me. I think I’m gonna go for the fruit and nut diet. Just loads of fruit. And nuts.

You still think a balanced, varied diet is best? Hmph. Nah, I’ll stick to my diet, thanks, haha!

Anyway, more important things to talk about: the competition! To be able to compete and qualify for districts, I need to send in my application.

Apparently this application form has to be filled in but I did so many bicep curls yesterday that I can hardly move my arms to hold a pen — my whole arm is shaking from having sore muscles!

Might you be able to fill it in for me?

Objectives: Fill in the application form.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 10 with New Hillcrest

Dismount your horse and use the pen to complete the application.

ricky_winterwell

Great! Now it’s filled in! I just need a picture now before we can send it off.

Quest completed

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New Picture, New Try

ricky_winterwell

The only picture I have of myself is a few years old, so I think I need a new picture for the application. Could you take one for me?

I’ll just stand here. Should I smile or not?

You think I should smile? Okay, I’ll get ready. Just take one when you’re ready.

Objectives: Take a picture of Ricky.

Rewards: 20 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 15 with New Hillcrest

Use the camera to keep taking pictures until Ricky is happy with one.

ricky_winterwell

That picture feels like a good one! We’ll use it!

Quest completed

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Applied for Districts!

ricky_winterwell

Great! Rita, this feels like it’s gonna go really well. I’m just gonna do a few sit ups now, but maybe you could take the application form and the photo and post them in the mailbox for me?

Thanks!!

Objectives: Put the application in the mail, then talk to Ricky.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 10 with New Hillcrest

Go to the red mailbox in the old part of New Hillcrest to send the letter, then return to Ricky.

ricky_winterwell

25! Whew! I managed 25 sit ups… Feels like I’m making progress!

Quest completed

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The Road to Districts

ricky_winterwell

The weeks ahead are gonna be filled with training and working out before the qualifiers for districts. If you want, you could come by and help me!

To start with, it’s mostly just jogging to get my overall fitness back up, but if you want to help, that’d be awesome!

I do a few extra bits and pieces of work around town; I deliver newspapers and collect trash. If you’ve got time, you could even help me with that so I’ve got more time to focus on my training…

Hey listen, thanks so much for all your help! If you hadn’t shown up and got me motivated, then there’d have been no hope left for the stable and its horses. Now we’ve got a shot at survival.

Objectives: Talk to Ricky.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP, White Knitted Cotton Sweater

Reputation: 10 with New Hillcrest

So glad to be of help!

ricky_winterwell

Oh yeah, I was supposed to say hey from Nathalie as well. She says thanks for helping us save the stable, and that we’ve got you a little present.

Here you go!

Quest completed

You can now help Ricky with daily quests of jogging, delivering newspapers, and collecting trash.

Pamela Moonriver in Crescent Moon Village seems pretty upset about something. Let’s go see what she needs help with.

Alberta, the Little Nuisance

pamela_moonriver

Grrr!

Get back here you little nuisance!

 Hello Rita!

See the mess Professor Hayden’s little darling has made?! Just wait ’til I get hold of her, I bet she’s still around here somewhere.

Alberta!! Come here!!

Could you ride over to Professor Hayden’s house and tell him that he needs to come and pick up his little cutie-pie? He’s my neighbor, so he lives in the house behind mine.

Objectives: Ride to Professor Hayden’s house and talk to him.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 10 with Crescent Moon Village

Make sure to go around the outside of Pam’s garden, because her bees are very upset and if they get near you, they will chase you away.

Look’s like there’s a note tacked to Hayden’s door, let’s see what it says.

self

Not at home, so you don’t need to come back. If you must know, I’m camping.

Quest completed

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Nobody Home

self

Seem’s like nobody’s home. Best ride back to Pamela and let her know Hayden’s gone camping.

Objectives: Talk to Pamela.

Rewards: 5 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 10 with Crescent Moon Village

Return to Pamela, again skirting around her garden.

pamela_moonriver

He’s out camping again?!

Quest completed

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Soothing Sugary Water

pamela_moonriver

Sigh.

Just look at what Hayden’s Alberta has done here! She’s flipped over all my beehives, so now the bees are going crazy, and to top it off, Hayden’s not even home! Who leaves their pets home alone when they’re out camping?! If he can’t keep Alberta under control, then he’ll have to keep her on a leash or something.

But I suppose we’ll get to Hayden and Alberta later. Now we need to calm down these angry bees before they fly off and attack the whole village. 

Would you mind helping?

I can always count on you!

The best way to get them to calm down is by giving them some sugary water, they love it!

Take these bowls and set them out next to the beehives. Be careful though, they’re pretty angry and could attack you if you get too close. 

Objectives: Set out the bowls of sugary water and be careful of the angry bees!

Rewards: 25 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 20 with Crescent Moon Village

Dismount your horse and walk into the garden. The bee swarms move in repetitive patterns, so watch their movements to be able to time yours. Place the bowls down by each of the toppled beehives to calm the bees. Once a bowl is placed, you can safely walk past that swarm. When all the bowls are placed, return to Pamela.

pamela_moonriver

Whew! Lovely, now they seem to be calming down.

Quest completed

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pamela_moonriver

Whew! Now the bees have calmed down in any case. Why did she come and cause all the fuss? Alberta’s nothing but trouble if you ask me.

Can you help me pick up the beehives again? The ones that Alberta flipped over anyway, the little terror.

Thanks, how lovely of you to help me.

Objectives: Set the beehives straight then talk to Pamela.

Rewards: 20 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 10 with Crescent Moon Village

With the bees calmed down, go into the garden and right all of the beehives, then return to Pamela.

pamela_moonriver

Thanks for all your help Rita.

Quest completed

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Tent Outside Town

pamela_moonriver

Hmm, now Hayden needs to get himself back home and deal with his little pet before she causes much more trouble for us here in the village.

If he’s not home, he’ll be out camping. He usually pitches his tent just outside the village. I’ve got an awful lot to do here at home so I haven’t got time to go looking for Hayden. Could you ride out to him and tell him to come back and pick up Alberta?

Thanks a lot! See you later!

Objectives: Look for Professor Hayden’s tent.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 15 with Crescent Moon Village

Leave the village to the east, but do not cross the bridges towards Stormgarden. Instead take the road to the Mirror Marshes. You’ll find Hayden’s tent off to the road a short way into the marshes.

Finding his tent, there’s another note for you to read.

self

Not at home. Out on field work by the river.

Enter at your own risk.

Quest completed

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Field Work by the River

self

Professor Hayden doesn’t seem to be here either, but he can’t be too far away…

On the ground you see a trail of footprints. If you follow them, perhaps they’ll lead you to Professor Hayden.

Objectives: Look for Hayden.

Rewards: 25 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 15 with Crescent Moon Village

Follow the footprints across the road farther into the marsh until you find Hayden stuck in a rather deep predicament.

stuck_hayden

Two days in a row now, I’ve had to rescue someone stuck…

professor_hayden

Hmph. 

Who would I be if I’m not Hayden? Do I look like the Tooth Fairy or something? Hmph. Youths…

Who are you then?

Quest completed

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Busy Being Stuck

professor_hayden

Rita? Mm-hmm, and what do you want then? Can’t you see I’m quite busy being stuck in this hole? If I want help?

Hmph. What do you think?

Youths…

Objectives: Help Hayden up from the hole.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 10 with Crescent Moon Village

I think you do need help. Hmph. Seniors…

professor_hayden

Hmph…

Quest completed

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Blithering Bugs!

professor_hayden

Mm-hmm, and what could you possibly want then, Rita? I shouldn’t think you’re just out for a walk? If that’s the case, then you can just go for a walk somewhere I’m not. Okay?

What am I doing here?

Hmph. I’m studying the habitat of the Mirror Marshes. What are the Mirror Marshes? Hmph. Are you trying to make me laugh? I laughed once, and as I seem to remember it almost killed me. Hmph.

You’re standing in the Mirror Marshes. These ARE the Mirror Marshes.

I should probably add that it’s PROFESSOR Hayden, not just Hayden. I’ve been sent here to the Mirror Marshes by AAE to study the habitat. As you’ve probably already noticed, the area is completely unique. Thanks to the warm waters, the right conditions for quite unusual plant and animal life exist for them to live and thrive here. It’s said the crested beetle was found here for the first time in 1748. 

Oh, blithering bugs? Where’s my bag?

Without my bag, I won’t be able to get a moment’s work done! Grrr!

(If you help Professor Hayden find his bag, perhaps it’ll be easier to talk to him a little more afterwards?)

Objectives: Find Professor Hayden’s bag.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 15 with Crescent Moon Village

Search around the area for Hayden’s bag and return to him when you find it.

professor_hayden

Well what use was that? Now I have to look after the wretched bag! Everything was easier when I didn’t have the bag. Ugh. Youths…

Quest completed

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Crumbled Cookies as Bait

professor_hayden

Hmph. Since you’ve inconvenienced me enough to have found my bag, you could probably try doing something useful instead…

What? Pamela? Bees? Hmm, I haven’t got time for some ludicrous bee-frightener. Focus now instead, Rita, how about that? FOCUS!!

Take these cookies. No, we’re not going to eat them. Or at least I’m not. Sugar is the most disgusting thing in existence. Sweet and sickly. Ugh. Nope, down with sugar and sweeties, thank you very much.

Listen now instead. Insects like all that sweet rubbish, and I’m here to study them. This is why we need to attract them and the best way of doing that is using bait.

Take these cookies and crumble them up over there. I’m sure it’ll be quite enough to attract a few specimens.

Chop chop!

Objectives: Crumble the cookies then talk to Hayden.

Rewards: 20 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 10 with Crescent Moon Village

Spread cookie crumbs in three different places near the river, then return to Hayden.

professor_hayden

You can eat whatever’s left of the cookies if you like, but I shan’t partake. Ugh. Disgusting. 

Quest completed

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You’re Not a Frog, Are You?

professor_hayden

Hmm, so you like eating cookies, do you? What do you think of insects?

Not to eat, of course! You’re not a frog, are you?

Hmph, anyway. Take this blanket and throw it out onto the ground so that we’ve got something to sit on while we wait for the insects to arrive.

Or maybe you’d prefer to stand?

Objectives: Lay out the blanket then talk to Hayden.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 20 XP

Reputation: 10 with Crescent Moon Village

Place the blanket on the ground near where you placed the cookies, then return to Hayden.

professor_hayden

Hmph…

Quest completed

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10 Hours to Wait!

professor_hayden

Are you just going to stand there like some kind of crane? Sit down before your legs fall asleep. This kind of think isn’t for the delicate. Once upon a time I had to wait for THREE hours, it was simply ghastly! TEN hours is what it should take! At least! Otherwise it doesn’t feel as though one has waited properly.

Sit yourself down so we can wait for these little critters to appear.

Objectives: Sit down and wait for the insects with Hayden.

Rewards: 20 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 20 with Crescent Moon Village

Sit down next to Hayden and start your dreadful wait.

professor_hayden

You’ll just have to say if you can’t cope with the wait. It takes serious patience for this kind of research.

Quest completed

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Centipedes, Beetles, and Ants, Oh My!

professor_hayden

Look Rita! Have you seen? Centipedes, beetles, and ants! All of them have been lured in by the sweet smell of cookies. Here are three glass jars!

Place one of each type of insect in a jar so I can get a better look at them.

Chop chop!

Objectives: Trap three different kinds of insects in the glass jars.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 10 with Crescent Moon Village

Well technically, centipedes aren’t insects, but now’s not the time to split hairs…

Use the glass jars from your inventory to capture each of the bugs, then return to Hayden.

professor_hayden

Fascinating, beautiful little beings! Don’t you agree?

Quest completed

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Fabulous Little Critters!

professor_hayden

Oh, how I love ants! Wonderful animals, wouldn’t you say? Did you know that certain types of ants can carry objects that weigh fifty times their own body weight? That’s like you being able to carry a car. Or more accurately, an adult giraffe. Ants are wonderful little animals. Sorry, you said something about Pamela and bees?

Hmm, yes, let’s talk about it later instead.

We need to gather a little bit of the insects’ surroundings and place it in the jars so that my little friends can feel at home while I study them.

Objectives: Gather some moss, twigs, and leaves for the insects.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 15 with Crescent Moon Village

Use the bug jars to gather habitat stuff, then return to Hayden when the bugs are made to feel at home.

professor_hayden

Look! Just look how delighted they are now they’ve got twigs and moss!

Quest completed

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She Just Wants to Play

professor_hayden

Right, what have you been trying to tell me about Pamela and the bees?

WHAT?! Pamela chased Alberta away from her bees? Grrr! How dare she? Alberta is so kind, and wouldn’t hurt a fly! Well, she certainly won’t have wanted to destroy any beehives. She probably just wanted to play. 

I need to find Alberta at once! If Pamela scared her off with a broom, then she must be terrified. Don’t worry Alberta, I’m coming!

We’ll need to take the insects to my tent, would you help me carry them there?

Gosh, how helpful you are. Be careful so that you don’t drop my insects as you ride. See you over at the tent.

Objectives: Take the jars of insects to Hayden’s camping spot.

Rewards: 20 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP

Reputation: 20 with Crescent Moon Village

Ride carefully and slowly to Hayden’s tent. If the meter fills up, the jars will break and you will have to start again.

Meet Hayden by his tent.

professor_hayden

I need to hurry away and look for Alberta now. Not a good idea you come. Alberta is rather skittish around new people. 

Quest completed

Return to Professor Hayden tomorrow.