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Return to Professor Hayden’s tent in the Mirror Marshes to find another note from him.

Don’t Come Back If You’re Not You

self

Not at home. If it’s Rita, then you’re late. Wait at the same spot where we met for the first time instead.

Objectives: Ride to Professor Hayden and talk to him.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 10 with Crescent Moon Village

Oh, please don’t be stuck in a hole again, you crazy old man…

professor_hayden

There you are! Hmph. Youths...

Quest completed

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Mirror Marshes and the Moon Spring

professor_hayden

Alberta got home safely yesterday. She’s a cheeky little rascal, so I expect she was only just a bit bored. She promised me she’d stay home today though, and not go picking fights with Pamela’s bees.

You can meet Alberta later, she’s just a bit shy around new people. She’s fuzzy and cuddly, a big ball of snuggles if you ask me. Hmph.

I was just thinking… Umm… Hmph. Not that you’d be interested. If you had nothing better to do, then perhaps you’d like to see how I work?

Oh? You think it sounds exciting? Hmph. Youths.

So the insects yesterday weren’t really ‘work,’ that’s more to do with my hobbies. As I’m sure you remember, I said I was working for AAE and I’m here to investigate and study the Mirror Marshes.

As I’m sure you’ve noticed, the temperature around here is a little different than in other places. This is down to the warm water that runs from the Moon Spring.

Why is the water warm? Hmph. It’s obvious. The old volcano that was here is providing the heat. That’s my theory anyway. There are some blockheads around who think they’ve got other explanations, but if you ask me, it’s the volcano. Hmph.

Now you know why I’m here and today I need to focus on collecting samples of the earth and water.

Enough about the Mirror Marshes, and the Moon Spring, and the volcano. We’ve got more important things to concentrate on.

Objectives: Talk to Hayden.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 5 XP

Reputation: 10 with Crescent Moon Village

Okie dokie, let’s get to it.

professor_hayden

Now you know why I’m here. Today I’ve got to focus on gathering samples from the earth and water.

Quest completed

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I Had Fun Once… It Was Awful

professor_hayden

Rita! Time to focus on the soil.

If I’m going to be able to test the soil in the Mirror Marshes and perform the necessary measurements, I need to gather samples from the ground.

What? You want to do it? This isn’t fun?! It shouldn’t be fun!! I had fun once and it was AWFUL!

Hmph. Well, by all means go and collect the samples, but don’t have fun.

Blithering bugs, these youths…

Objectives: Collect dirt samples then talk to Hayden.

Rewards: 30 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP

Reputation: 25 with Crescent Moon Village

Dismount your horse and use the glass vial to collect samples from the area around the river, then return to Hayden.

professor_hayden

Hmph. You got them? And they’re from different places?

Quest completed

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Easier to Frown Than Smile

professor_hayden

Hmm? You think I should smile more? Hmph, let me tell you something Rita. You use more muscles in your face when you frown than you do when you smile, so what can I say? I like to work out. Hmph.

But enough of that, we need to gather water samples for my tests. 

Mm-hmm? You want to collect them. Hmph. Of course you do. Well, by all means, go ahead, but it’s important that you pick them up from three different locations around the marshes.

Good, you get it. So, three different water samples is what I want.

Objectives: Gather water samples then talk to Hayden.

Rewards: 30 Jorvik Shillings, 25 XP

Reputation: 25 with Crescent Moon Village

Collect water samples in the same manner you did with the soil samples, then return to Hayden.

professor_hayden

Hmph. I must admit that went rather quickly. Hmm. Enough with the compliments for today.

Quest completed

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Live in a Barrel and Smell Awful

professor_hayden

Hmph. Now we’ve got the soil and water samples we need. Time we walk back to the tent.

Blithering bugs, I do not enjoy going on walks.

Oh no, no, no, I don’t think so. I shan’t sit up on your horse and get a ride back. This should be all about trudging all the the way back until my feet are covered in blisters. Ideally, I’d like to live like Diogenes, the Greek philosopher. He lived in a barrel and smelled awful.

It’s not fantastic, it’s awful. But what a dream it would be to live like that. Thoroughly wonderful.

I’ll get to work on these blisters and see you back at the tent.

Objectives: Ride to Hayden’s camping spot and talk to Hayden.

Rewards: 20 Jorvik Shillings, 15 XP

Reputation: 20 with Crescent Moon Village

What a weirdo…

professor_hayden

Hmph. You’ve had enough compliments for today, so I shan’t be saying anything else.

Quest completed

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Look on the Bright Side… Or Don’t

professor_hayden

Are you talking about smiling more again Rita?! Smiling is overrated. Almost as overrated as always looking on the bright side of life. I tried that once but brightness of the bright side blinded me so much that my eyes hurt and I had to spend 38 days in a cellar studying centipedes. Horrible experience, and I loved every minute.

But yes! The earth samples! If we’re to get any results at all before they’re too old, we’ll have to get a move on.

Umm… Yes, would you, erm, like to carry on helping? Hmph. Youths…

I’ll tell you what to do to be able to test the soil samples. Just follow my instructions.

Objectives: Follow Hayden’s instructions to be able to test the soil.

Rewards: 25 Jorvik Shillings, 30 XP

Reputation: 20 with Crescent Moon Village

Pick up the vials and mix out the liquids in the order that Hayden tells you.

professor_hayden

Hmm… Interesting.

Quest completed

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An Interesting Result

professor_hayden

Hurry Rita! We need to write down the results! Here, take my notepad and pen and help me not down the numbers I say to you.

Objectives: Write down the results from the soil tests then talk to Hayden.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 15 with Crescent Moon Village

Use the pen and paper to take notes of the results of you testing.

professor_hayden

Hmph. So this is the result. Interesting.

Quest completed

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A Better Assistant Than Alberta

professor_hayden

Hmm… The results from the soil tests are most interesting. I don’t know whether that’s something to be especially excited about, but it’s certainly of interest.

I must admit you’re a better assistant than Alberta. She just runs around and wants to play and cuddle all the time, so I can’t ever have her with me out in the field.

Ah well, we should run the tests on the water samples and see what they come up with.

Oh, you want to help me with those as well? Then I suppose we’ll get going.

Objectives: Follow Hayden’s instructions for testing the water samples.

Rewards: 25 Jorvik Shillings, 30 XP

Reputation: 20 with Crescent Moon Village

Test the water samples in the same way you did with the soil samples.

professor_hayden

This was… Unexpected…

Quest completed

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You Write, I Shout

professor_hayden

Quick, Rita! We need to write down the results. I’ll shout them out, you write them down.

Objectives: Write down the results from the water tests then talk to Hayden.

Rewards: 15 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP

Reputation: 15 with Crescent Moon Village

Use the pen and paper again to write down the new results.

professor_hayden

Hmm… I need to write up this report.

Quest completed

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Half a Thank You

professor_hayden

There we go! Now I’ve got a good report together that shows the different values to be found in the water and the soil. I’ll have to retake the samples though so that we can see if the values differ from day to day. Now, since it seems as though you’ve sort of become my assistant, you’ll need to come back and help me. Hmph… I don’t really think I’m about to be all emotional and shower you with thank yous, so…

We need to mail this report. Could you ride out and post it?

Objectives: Post the report in the mailbox then talk to Professor Hayden.

Rewards: 10 Jorvik Shillings, 10 XP, Black Suede Helmet

Reputation: 15 with Crescent Moon Village

Ride into Crescent Moon Village and put the report into the red mail box, then return to Professor Hayden.

professor_hayden

This isn’t any kind of thank you. Hmph. It’s just something I had laying around. That I bought. To say… Ugh. Just take it, there you go.

Quest completed

So there is a little glimmer of kindness inside your angry heart, old man.

You are now able to visit Professor Hayden to complete daily quests to collect and test soil and water samples.