| Heart of Gold
Location: That A'Way! -> Valencia -> Quests -> Bacon Origin -> Heart of Gold, click on Miniature Hind-in-a-Box
Level/Quest/Items required: Completion of It's A Wash
Release Date: February 13th, 2009
Objective: Now here's a quest you can really get behind. It's always good to help out Aria.
Objective completed: Zeuster wanting to help Aria? Maybe he has a heart after all.
Scaled Yes/No: Yes
(6) Forest Fury
(1) Gilded Hindeer - Boss
Greater Gilded Machete
Superior Gilded Machete
Greater Crimson Cleaver
Superior Crimson Cleaver
Greater Burning Bloodletter
Superior Burning Bloodletter
Colorful Treasure Chest
Light Treasure Chest
Shaking Treasure Chest
Valencia: It seems your chickencow friend isn't completely self-absorbed, after all. In fact, he's downright benevolent in this letter.
Valencia: He says Aria has always been a friend to the chickencows, so now he wants you to help her for him.
Valencia: He says she needs a "hand with a hind", whatever that means.
Aria: Hello, <Character>!
<Character>: Zeuster has offered my help on his behalf. He's heard you're in a bit of a bind, and could use a hand with a hind.
<Character>: Do you know what he means?
Aria: Awww, Zeusty is such a nice chickencow! Yes, if you're willing to help me, I'd be glad of it!
Aria: I have an order for an exotic pet, a gilded hindeer. They're very rare and I just don't have the time to spend catching one.
<Character>: An animal made of... gold?
Aria: Yep! With the money we'll make from this sale, Grams and I can finally go on that island vacation we've been wanting.
Aria: Just bring the hind back to me once you've found her, please! Remember, she needs to be alive, so be gentle with her.
Go Hind Hunting
<Character>: Found you! Who knew a glittering golden hind could be so easily camouflaged in a mostly green and brown forest?
<Character>: Heeeeere hiney hiney hiney hind. C'mere you pretty shiny thing. It'll be easier if you just let me slip a rope around your neck and-
<Character>: You aren't going to make this easy for me, aren't you?
Battle the Gilded Hindeer
<Character>: Easy, girl, easy. I just want to take you to visit a friend of mine. No one's going to hurt you.
Hindeer: *pant pant*
<Character>: Now, let's see if you'll listen. Stand, girl!
<Character>: Oooookaaay, I see you'll need a bit more patience and handling.
Stat Roll; If unsuccessful:
<Character>: Guess I'll need to wait until you've forgotten any of this happened and try again. Hinds really have short attention spans, right?
(Note: Failing the roll does not grant access to the next quest. However, you still are rewarded.)
Stat Roll; If successful:
<Character>: You like me, you really like me!
<Character>: Now let's get you back to Aria. Follow, girl! Good hind.
Back to Aria
Aria: She's gorgeous! It's too bad we won't see the look on her buyer's face. But at least he paid in advance!
<Character>: No wonder they're rare. Their shine makes them a target for every predator out there. And now, into the crate with you!
*The hindeer stands, ready to walk into the crate.*
<Character>: One hero with a net and BOOM! Come to think of it, a net would have been handy today.
*The hindeer enters the crate, two sneevils run over, shut the crate, and attempt to carry it off.*
<Character>: Hey now! Stop, you box-brained runts!
Aria: Don't worry. Watch! *whistle*
*The sneevils run off with the crate, chased by a bug. Offscreen, a battle is heard.*
*The bug returns, pushing the two sneevils before it. It throws them at Aria's feet.*
*Aria then punts the sneevils offscreen.*
Bug: *chitter chitter click*
<Character>: Indeed, little guy! I wouldn't want to mess with Aria, either!
This entire chain is based on the Labors of Hercules, and this is the 3rd - The capture of the Ceryneian hind.
LUK and CHA contribute to your roll a little.
-- tsunamisword for Bacon Origin banner and link.
-- Shadow Phoenix for note.
-- archie for note.
-- Peachii for corrections.
< Message edited by Jay -- 7/21/2020 20:02:56 >