ArchMagus Orodalf -> Bringing Home the Bacon (1/16/2009 20:17:56)
Bringing Home the Bacon
Other names: Bacon Origin, The Search Begins
Location: That A'Way! -> Valencia -> Quests -> Bacon Origin -> The Search Begins
Release Date: January 16, 2009
Objective: Valencia has asked you to find out more about the rare bacon element. Can you find anyone who knows more than the rumors you've heard?
Objective completed: Chickencows are ruled by a ... rooster god?!
Scaled Yes/No: Yes
(5) Boulder Elemental
(2) Wind Elemental
Blade of the Mount (I-III)
Breeze Bolt (I-III)
The Baconing (Staff)
Zeuster's Edge (I-III)
The Baconing (Dagger)
The Baconing (Mace)
Colorful Treasure Chest
Light Treasure Chest
Shaking Treasure Chest
Valencia: I'm glad you're here, <Character>, I have a little favor to ask of you. It has to do with a very rare element I've recently heard about.
<Character>: Rare Element?
Valencia: Well you've heard of elements like Ice, Wind, Earth and all? This element is strange, though. It appears to be... bacon.
Valencia: Exactly. Bacon. Now, in all my wanderings I've never come across such an element, which is why I am very interested in learning all about it.
<Character>: Bacon is pretty interesting.
Valencia: I really want to know more about element bacon! Please see what you can find out!
<Character>: The Search Begins!
Valencia: You might want to start hunting for information in the Falconreach Guardian tower. I know its library has many tomes full of obscure information.
Chiku: Hello, <Character>! How can I help you?
<Character>: I'm looking for any information you have on element bacon, and it looks like I have a ton of searching to do in all those books...
<Character>: ... unless you know something that might help me instead?
Chiku: I know each of those volumes by heart, and there's not a thing in them about element bacon, I'm sorry.
Chiku: From what I can tell, the bacon element is relatively new to this area. I haven't seen any mention of it in the older writings we have.
<Character>: I see. Do you know anything else, possibly?
Chiku: Well, I don't. But I might be able to help you find someone who does. I've heard of someone up on a mountain to the east who might know more.
Chiku: Some hermit, maybe; the traveller I spoke to was a bit dazed and didn't say much more than "...So bright! ... So wise!... Blblblblblargle"
Chiku: Oh, at that point he started blowing bubbles in his oatmeal.
<Character>: ... Are you sure he was... sane? Because it sounds like he was more crazy than dazed.
Chiku: Do you have any better places to look for information?
<Character>: Now that you mention it, no. Valencia said to start my search here, and it looks like you're sending me on a wild-goose chase...
<Character>: after some hermit who may or may not actually exist.
Chiku: Exactly. Good luck!
???: Greetings, moooo-rtal. *cough* Ahem, pardon me. Frog in my throat.
???: No, god. Zeuster. Which is to say, me.
<Character>: You're a chickencow!
Zeuster: Close. I'm the chickencow god. What did you expect?
<Character>: I don't know. A hermit or something. Maybe a wise old retired martial artist looking to dispense wisdom with a big stick in the guise of training.
Zeuster: He's two mountain-tops over, sorry. If you make your way down now, you might be able to reach him before sunset.
Zeuster: Be prepared for a lot of wood chopping and water carrying though.
<Character>: What? You know what, nevermind. I just want to know about bacon.
Zeuster: Bacon is tasty, if a bit greasy. Does that help?
<Character>: ... *sigh* Everyone's a comedian.
Zeuster: I prefer to think of it as dispensing wisdom with humor. Why do you ask about bacon?
<Character>: Do you know anything about the element bacon?
Zeuster: Why yes, yes I do. But who are you to be asking about that?
<Character>: I'm, uh, just curious?
Zeuster: I did not ask you why you were asking about element bacon. I asked who you were to be asking. That knowledge is not for just anyone.
<Character>: Oh. Well, I'm pretty deserving, honest! I can, um, fight things and win. And help people. Do you need help with anything, maybe?
Zeuster: Hmm. I suppose you could prove your worthiness.
<Character>: Oh, yes! I'm good at proving things. Why, just the other day-
Zeuster: Fine, fine. You can start by doing a little chore for me and if you prove successful at that, we'll see what else you can do.
Zeuster: I'll leave the details with your nosy friend by the ostentatious statue in the woods.
<Character>: How do you know about Valencia?!
Zeuster: Omniscience is handier for more than impressing chicks at parties.
<Character>: Don't gods usually like big golden statues, though?
Zeuster: Yes, we do. But this one isn't of me, now is it?
<Character>: I see your point.
$$archie$$ for NPC and weapon links.
Valerius Maximus XV for The Baconing link.
VHunter for Zeuster NPC link.
SlyCooperFan1 for the Next link.
tsunamisword for the banner and location.
Z.324 for CCA drop information.
beluaeomega for information.
Peachii for corrections.
Dread97 for typo correction.