| The Great Moglinberry Caper
Location: Thankstaking Storybook -> Chapter 11 -> Part 1
Level/Quest/Items required: None
Release Date: November 11th, 2016
Objective: Someone stole all the food for the feast. Better follow the trail of juice and food to see what's happening THIS time.
Objective completed: Those Barrel-Chested Men were awfully strange. And that armory outside of Falconreach sounds familiar...
Scaled Yes/No: Yes
(2) Bear - Boss
Pineapple Ring (All Versions)
*An establishing shot of the left side of the Falconreach Guardian Tower grounds at sunset is depicted before showing Oishii and Gretel standing outside the bakery shop.*
Gretel: That's everything. There will be a few last minute preparations, but most everything is ready.
Oishii: That is, if someone doesn't screw things up like usual.
*Eric Greydawn arrives at the scene with a smile on his face.*
Eric Greydawn: I'm here to provide some security for the holiday. I'll stay on the lookout for...
*You happen to arrive on the scene as well to volunteer yourself.*
<Character>: I'll help. I've got nothing else to do and it WOULD be nice to have at least ONE feast day uninterrupted.
*Dr. Voltabolt arrived seconds afterwards and readily offered his creations to do good this time.*
Voltabolt: I haff ze zecurity covered. I vill put my machinez to use protecting ze town from any ... trouble.
<Character>: Um... sure. I'll just sort of stay nearby in case of... malfunctions.
Eric Greydawn: Sounds like a plan.
Eric Greydawn: Oh boy, a war... a war... a war... It's coming... I can FEEL it.
*You run past the enthusiastic Greydawn, determined that nothing can go wrong.*
<Character>: Not this year.
Voltabolt: Do not vorry, Ladiez. I vill be nearby at ze Inn until after ze feztivitiez.
Oishii: Thank you, Voltabolt. We appreciate the extra help.
Oishii: Just do be sure to keep an eye on your creations so that they don't go haywire and destroy everything.
Gretel: Please don't tinker with anything in the Kitchen.
Voltabolt: Zat iz why I am ztaying nearby. In caze of trouble I can fix thingz. I haff learned my lezzon about mezzing with the kitchen toolz. Zat vill not happen.
*Voltabolt pushes a big yellow button that sends his robotic minions around Falconreach to patrol it. That night, while Voltabolt was fast asleep, a familiar individual snuck into his room and pressed a red button that likely sent the robots away. Soon enough, barrels of juice were removed from Falconreach in wagons pulled by several people shown in silhouettes. The next morning, you and the others took notice of the massive theft when you arrived at the bakery's exterior again.*
Gretel: Everything is gone! Even raw supplies! I don't have enough food to make much more than a few breakfasts. Someone stole ALL the food!
Oishii: That's not good. What happened with all those machines you put out to keep guard, Voltabolt?
Voltabolt: Zomeone mezzed vith the remote. Zere's something on zis remote zat izn't right. Zome zort of zmudge.
Oishii: What about you, <Character> and Eric Greydawn? Weren't you here watching in case something happened?
<Character>: We heard a disturbance and went to see what it was. When we came back, all was quiet.
*Spruce arrived shortly afterwards with a worried look on her face.*
Spruce: Someone stole all the Moglinberry juice, too. But there must have been a leak. There's a trail of juice leading off into the woods.
<Character>: I'll go check it out.
*You walk out of Falconreach through the east, leading you to the path outside of Surewould Forest where you see puddles of moglinberry juice split onto the ground. You follow the trail and you come across a makeshift village made entirely of barrels. Some barrels were even used for clothing for the townspeople. You stare ahead puzzled, leading to one person wearing an additional barrel as a helmet to look at you.*
<Character>: Who... Who are you?
Oak: My name is Oak!
Oak: Over there is Cask...
Oak: Iron Band...
Oak: And over there is Flask.
Oak: We are the Barrel-Chested Men. We use these barrels as both clothing and armor. There's plenty of room in here for airflow.
Oak: It's much more comfortable than restrictive and heavy armor.
<Character>: Oh... kay... Why did you steal all that food?
Oak: We are mercenaries. We are a proud adventuring company that will take on ANY job, any challenge, any time.
Oak: We were hired for the job. Our client promised us all the barrels we wanted if we would do the job.
Oak: All we have to do is drink all this moglinberry juice and we'll have fresh barrels. Always good to have when you fight a lot.
Oak: You'd be amazed what a sharp sword can do to a good barrel.
<Character>: Well, I can understand that, but you see, this is for our Thankstaking feast, and we really need all that food now.
Oak: Thankstaking? What do you mean by that?
<Character>: Thankstaking? Well, it's....
*Before you could explain, a pale-looking tog with chocolate-colored dots running vertically across its body suddenly approaches you.*
<Character>: Ok, it HAD some pretty strange stuff going on with it some years ago but if you had to explain it now...
<Character>: You could say it's pretty much about coming together with friends and celebrating the good times.
<Character>: Usually with lots of food involved and being grateful for what you have. It's a pretty important event to us.
<Character>: Wait... You don't know about Thankstaking?
Oak: We're not from around here. We come from the Whispering Steppes, where a good barrel can save you from the worst the wind has to offer.
Oak: I'm afraid they're not much use in rain, but we can deal with that. We do not have this "Thankstaking" where we're from.
Oak: I understand. There is a great significance to this, then. I will help where I can.
<Character>: Thank you. We need the food and the moglinberry juice.
Oak: Flask! Where's that food?
Flask: She took the food already, Oak. I'm glad she's gone. She scares me.
Oak: I'm sorry. If it's any help, I had Iron Band follow her last time, and she went to some armory on the other side of Falconreach.
Oak: I can tell you she wore a white coat and had some pretty crazy white hair.
<Character>: Joules. Thank you, Oak.
<Character>: I tell you what: if you return the barrels, I'll make sure that once they are emptied you will get the empty barrels.
<Character>: Although you DO owe the people of Falconreach an apology.
Oak: I will apologize when we return the barrels.
Oak: Flask, get the barrels together! We'll take them back shortly.
*Flask rolls on his side using the barrel he is hiding in until he is off-screen.*
<Character>: Err... How is Flask going to be able to handle the barrels? He can't even see over the top of that thing!
Oak: Meh, he'll grow into it.
Tog: It could have been worse. I could have said "Moo."
*You stare at the tog with a troubled look on your face. Instantly cuts to dark red.*
Hover your mouse at certain areas for the following to be shown at the bottom right of the screen:
I don't need to go there, I'm following the trail.
Hmm, no Moglinberry Juice this way!
A beautiful sight. But no sign of the juice!
Nope. Not this way.
No sign of anything this way.
Is that the trail? No, just some rocks and dust.
< Message edited by Peachii -- 11/26/2016 0:27:40 >