Penguin Lore Keeper (DF)
| A Trip to the Store
Location: Amityvale (Book 3) -> Up -> Left -> Inside the second house -> Verlyrus -> Quests -> Trip to the Store
Level/Quest/Items required: Completion of Into the Box
Release Date: March 22nd, 2019
Objective: This... is not a normal grocery store, is it? I mean, when Verlyrus said it was down a back alley that should have been a hint, but well, here we are.
Objective completed: One more task for the box cat completed. Why DO you keep feeling oddly compelled to do his errands? There must be something more to this cat than he lets on.
Scaled Yes/No: Yes
(1) Steve, the Shopper - Boss
Orange of the Soul, The
Unusually Large Orange
*After clearing through the monsters and boss, you exit south to find the greenhouse where you meet with Stranger to gather Verlyrus' catnip.*
Stranger: Hey, hey you, are you buying?
<Character>: Uh, I think so? Are you who I'm supposed to buy the catni-
Stranger: SHH! Keep it down! You never know who might be listening.
Stranger: I got the stuff. It's the REALLY good stuff too. You don't want to know how much trouble it was smuggling this past the Rose checkpoints.
<Character>: How much trouble was it?
Stranger: You really don't want to know.
<Character>: I'm actually genuinely-
Stranger: I will say, you're a lot taller than I was expecting. Don't get me wrong. I don't judge.
Stranger: Cats come in all shapes and sizes.
<Character>: Oh! It's not for me, it's for my friend!
Stranger: Sure, sure. Might want to order a lot more next time if your "friend" is as big as you are.
<Character>: Well, no, he's kind of small. He lives in a box and he-
Stranger: Whoa, whoa. Don't need the life story, friend. Just here for the transaction.
<Character>: So... can I have the uh, stuff?
Stranger: Of course. How would you like to pay today? Gold or Dragon Coins?
Stranger: I also accept Silver, Gems, Adventure Coins, and Points, although a nominal processing fee is applied for those.
Stranger: And do you have a membership card?
<Character>: Uh. Um.
<Character>: My friend neglected to give me any money for this. And I don't know if he has a membership card.
Stranger: Low on cash, huh? Tell you what, open up a membership card today and I'll give you a 25% discount. Won't find a better deal.
<Character>: I'd rather not.
Stranger: Well, no money, no product. Sorry friend. It's how the business goes.
<Character>: I guess I could spend some of my own gold... but Verlyrus is going to owe me. Even more.
Stranger: Whoa, whoa, this is a pick up for Verlyrus? Why didn't you say so in the first place?
<Character>: I did. I said it was for my friend. Who lives in a box. And is a cat.
Stranger: Yeah, yeah, well that changes things. You know, it's good that he's employing the less advantaged cats like you to do some work.
Stranger: A job is important in these trying times, and I know it can't be easy for struggling cats like yourself.
<Character>: I'm not- I don't even look like- Have you ever seen a cat that looks like this?
Stranger: That's the spirit! Dress for the job you want! Keep looking to the future! Keep up that attitude and you'll be lounging with the fat cats in no time.
<Character>: So about the catnip?
Stranger: Right, right, I get it-you're busy. Here you go.
Stranger: Verlyrus is paid up for a few months now, so don't worry about payment.
<Character>: Thanks. Seriously, I don't know why I keep doing all of this for him.
Stranger: Yeah! Channel that ambition! Be your own boss! You'll be top cat in no time.
<Character>: For the last time, I'm not-
Stranger: Do you hear that?
<Character>: Hear what?
Stranger: Oh no, it's the fuzz! I gotta run. Take care, cat friend! Fight the power!
*Stranger uses a smoke bomb to escape.*
<Character>: Guess I should start heading back, now that I have the catnip.
<Character>: Why DO I keep doing all of this for Verlyrus, though?
<Character>: Something fishy is going on, and it's not the cat's dinner.
Pop-up headlines during the quest:
Thugs and bandits? What kind of store is this?
Some oddly large oranges. One of them has "Property of Griffon" stamped on the side.
You hear some muffled clucking from inside the crates.
So many oranges!
Whoever shops here must really like their oranges.
This cart is full of barrels of... you guessed it, oranges. Wait. How did this cart even get inside?
Oh, so they do sell something other than oranges! These are... Green oranges. Okay then.
Looks like tiny mini-cabbages. At least their not oranges.
Is this- could it be? No, it's just catnop. You're looking for catnip.
These books are being sold as "Tissue paper and firelighters, 5 gold a pack". Rude!
You can't quite make out what's being dispensed from these barrels but it smells horrible.
For some reason, this bale of otherwise insignificant hay has a price tag of over 1 million gold. Suspicious!
Rough scrawling has been carved into the side of this jar. "Smells fishy inside. Do not open."
Cownop. Apparently it's a really high quality alfalfa.
Potatoes and onions. Definitely not oranges.
Invisible oranges. They appear to be sold out.
Taking a peek through the airholes, it looks like the chickens are... no, they're normal chickens.
Oh, cool, limes!
Cutnup. Looks like some kind of spinach.
These piles of broccoli, lettuce, and other veggies look undisturbed. Unhealthy!
This barrel of a sticky oil is marked "Hero-Repellent". It doesn't seem to work.
Maybe they sell the catnip in the greenhouse?
Was there some sort of axe-ident here?
< Message edited by Jay -- 10/28/2020 16:47:08 >