| Sibling Rivalry
Location: Thankstaking Storybook -> Chapter 11 -> Finale
Level/Quest/Items required: None
Release Date: November 24th, 2016
Objective: Joules is at it again. Head to the Armory and deal with Joules so Thankstaking can be enjoyed.
Objective completed: Thanks to Eric and the Barrel Chested Men, Thankstaking is saved this year! Whatever Joules tries in the future, we'll be ready. Happy Thankstaking!
Scaled Yes/No: Yes
(11) Fruitcake Golem
(6) Grape of Wrath
(9) Spineapple Slice
(1) Fruitcake Golem - Boss
(1) Food Golem - Boss
Gold-Plated Frying Pan (All Versions)
Gold-Plated Steak Knife (All Versions)
Gold-Plated Super Spoon (All Versions)
Access to Thankstaking Loot for DCs
*You take a hike in the woods as you look for the armory near Falconreach and you take a break for a brief moment. The tog you previously met in the makeshift barrel village approaches you.*
Tog: Those golems came from an armory. I can smell the scent and the direction they took...
Tog: Unfortunately, because of those golems, fruitcake is about ALL I can smell.
Tog: Not a bad smell, mind you. What's that proverb? Feed a dragon, starve a hulking undead dracolich fortress.
<Character>: Did you just talk to me?
Tog: Of course not. Everyone knows Togs can't talk.
*The tog walks away and there you were, still standing as if it had not approached you. The second encounter leaves you confused.*
*Eric Greydawn and Oak then meet you at that same area.*
Eric Greydawn: How much farther is it to the armory?
Oak: Not far. By Iron Band's directions, only about a couple of miles from where Falconreach is.
*Suspicious of your surroundings, you look in every general direction and turn to the duo behind you.*
<Character>: Do any of you feel like it's too quiet around here?
*Suddenly, as if by coincidence, an army of food monsters come out of the blue to prevent you three from reaching the armory, causing Oak to panic.*
Oak: Monster Ambush!
<Character>: I'm all over it!
*You immediately battle the monstrous horde despite their large numbers, but they eventually start to get overwhelming since there's no sign of them letting up.*
<Character>: They're still coming. There's a LOT of these things.
Oak: We're going to have to shut down the source or they'll keep coming, I'm afraid.
Eric Greydawn: <Character>, I'll clear a way for you to move. You know where the armory is. See if you can't get there and shut the source down.
<Character>: Good. You protect the people of Falconreach. I'll get moving. Just clear a path if you can.
Eric Greydawn: Get ready...
*Eric takes a deep breath and pushes his arms out toward the army of food monsters to unleash an incredibly fiery wind to blow it away swiftly. He kneels on the ground shortly afterwards.*
Eric Greydawn: Ugh... Go... now... quickly!
<Character>: Was that magic?
Eric Greydawn: No...
*Although you wondered granted Eric that power instead, you quickly step inside the armory where you encounter a squadron of food golems patrolling each room. You enter a room with a giant conveyor belt where you finally encounter Joules.*
<Character>: Ok, Joules. Where's the rest of the food?
Joules: You'll see soon enough.
<Character>: Why? Why on Lore are you doing this?
Joules: Because of my soft headed brother. He's ALWAYS been the reason I do what I do.
Joules: Honestly, I think it's great that my loser brother has loser friends who will stand up for him. He was right about one thing though.
Joules: This feast of excess needs to end. All you people do is sit around and stuff yourselves silly.
<Character>: Well you know, isn't that what you do with family and friends? I mean, Thankstaking is about being together with family and friends.
<Character>: I'm not a professional therapist, but aren't you just ruining the chance for everyone to have a good time? We just had a harvest.
<Character>: We have MORE food at this time of year than we have at any so rather than waste it, we have a great feast and celebrate our good fortune.
<Character>: Why not share it, celebrate the joy of the season and have fun? And can't Voltabolt be a part of that too?
<Character>: It's... Well, you know... A doctor... for people and stuff.
Joules: Oh. You mean more science... Nice try, but I'm not buying it.
<Character>: It's not-
Joules: Enough talk! It's time for you to meet my newest creation!
*A giant humanoid golem made entirely out of other types of food ferociously jumps at you, coming between you and Joules.*
Joules: Messing with food is my brother's thing, but as always he messes things up, I'll show you how it's really done!
*Realizing you are now fighting for the holiday and your life, you try to dismantle the golem before there is any further damage. You have defeated the golem and reclaimed the food that comprised it, but Joules is impressed.*
Joules: Good. Well done. I wanted to see how you would handle that. This gives me a few ideas for next year.
<Character>: Next year? This ends NOW!
*You viciously attack Joules, but to ill effect. It turns out that she was communicating with you through a hologram the whole time.*
Joules: Did you think I would it THAT easy?
Joules: You're just seeing a projection, you silly hero. I'm not about to risk facing you yet.
Joules: I just needed a good test of your abilities, so I would know your weaknesses.
Joules: Sadly, you don't have any in a straight up fight, but it's ok. I know what to do next year.
*The hologram disappears as Joules chuckles menacingly, leaving you angry and disappointed that you did not catch Joules, however, you did not come all this way for nothing.*
<Character>: I'd better get all this food back. I'm not sure how much can be salvaged, but I've got to try anyway.
*Meanwhile, back in Falconreach, Oishii and Gretel were outside the bakery seemingly conversing with each other when you arrived back with the food.*
<Character>: I brought the food back...
<Character>: ... but some of it is kind of... mutilated.
<Character>: It may or may not have been damaged by me in some way... while it was trying to eat me.
*You look both in front of and behind you, surprised that the fruitcake that was catapulted into Falconreach had disappeared.*
<Character>: Where's all the fruitcake?
Oishii: Twig. I honestly don't know where he puts it.
Gretel: Just take it into the kitchen, dearie. All it will take is a little kitchen magic, and everything will be right as rain.
*And so, night came and you arrived at the feast table where you are joined by Oishii and the other guests who gathered together to share their thanks and enjoy the Thankstaking feast.*
Here is a picture of the Thankstaking feast and all the participants.
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