| Stew It Yourself
Location: Thankstaking Storybook -> Chapter 15 -> Ruby -> Stew It Yourself
Level/Quest/Items required: None
Release Date: November 26th, 2021
Objective: You have volunteered to visit Gaelan's village in order to acquire a special ingredient!
Objective completed: Happy Thankstaking!!!
Experience rewarded: Scaled
Gold rewarded: Scaled
(5) Capustak - Boss
Access to Cabbage Loot for DCs.
Gretel: That's preposterous, little lady!!
Gretel: You first roast the turducken, and THEN you stuff it!
Ruby: WHAT?! Are you out of your mind!?
Ruby: Everyone knows that you have to stuff the turducken first and then roast it!
Ruby: Oh, and pleeeease do call me a "little lady" again, witch. We still need a soup, and you look perfect for the brot—
*You approach Gretel and Ruby, who are arguing near Falconreach's Thankstaking dinner table.*
<Character>: Whoa there!
<Character>: What's up with all the shouting?
Gretel: Ah, <Character>.
Gretel: We were just...
Ruby: ...Comparing recipes!
*You glare at Gretel and Ruby.*
<Character>: Uh huh...
*You continue to glare at Gretel and Ruby.*
<Character>: Well, anyway, since I'm already here, how are things going for this year's Thankstaking?
<Character>: ...Do you need anything?
Gretel: Things are looking good! Very good. We'll have a real smorgasbord!
Ruby: Well, actually, we do still lack an extra special dish that'll blow everyone's taste buds away.
Gretel: And if only we could decide on how to prepare the turducken...
Ruby: Oh, I know! Why doesn't <Character> decide for us?
Ruby: You're good at picking the clearly CORRECT option, aren't you?
*No matter your selection, Gaelan cuts you off before you can answer Gretel and Ruby.*
<Character>: I'd go with–
Gaelan: Pardon me, I didn't mean to eavesdrop...
Gaelan: ...(and by that I meant I had no other choice, everyone in Falconreach could hear you)...
Gaelan: ...but did you say that you needed an "extra special dish that'll blow everyone's taste buds away"?
Ruby: Hi Gaelan! Why yes, that's exactly what I said, we need an extra special dish that'll blow everyone's taste buds away!
Gaelan: Well, then, umm... I may be of help!
Gaelan: Back home, in Azaveyr, we had this special stew that I think would compliment your Thankstaking feast quite well.
Gaelan: I do believe I could find most of the ingredients, or their substitutes, here, but...
Gaelan: Someone would have to acquire one very specific ingredient, that's only raised and bred in my village.
Ruby: Oooh, exotic! Just what I like!
Gretel: Someone will have to get them. I'm far too busy.
Gaelan: And, sadly, I cannot return to Azaveyr, so... maybe Ruby—
Ruby: <Character> said that s/he'll go, so we have that covered!
*Momentary silence follows Ruby's volunteering of you for the task.*
<Character>: ...Really, Ruby?
Ruby: What? You'll have to speak up. Only one ear, you know.
<Character>: *Sigh* Nevermind.
<Character>: Alright Gaelan, where do I go and what should I get?
Gaelan: The village I grew up in is the only one that specializes in breeding these cabbages, it's near the Bald Mountains up north, I'll mark it on your—
<Character>: Wait wait wait, hold on...
<Character>: You breed cabbages...?
*You take a moment to process the unusual custom.*
Gaelan: Right, so, I'll mark it on your map! When you get there, tell whoever is in charge of the farm that "Gaelan sent you".
Gaelan: Let's see, I think I will need... five Capustaks!
Gaelan: Capustak! That's what they are called. Capustaks!
Ruby: I love it! The more you think you know of the world, the more it surprises you!
Gaelan: Oh, and if you can, sour them a bit!
Ruby: Off you go, <Character>! Time's a wasting!
A FEW DAYS
*After sailing to Azaveyr, you arrive at the Capustak farm, and take a look around.*
<Character>: Well, would you look at that.
<Character>: Prancing about.
<Character>: In their pens.
<Character>: I swear, the things I see on a daily basis...
Farmer: Ah. Can I help you with something, stranger?
<Character>: Oh, yes.
<Character>: "Gaelan sent me"?
*The farmer appears shocked at the mention of Gaelan's name.*
Farmer: He... he lives?
*The farmer glances down and smiles to himself.*
Farmer: He lives...
*The farmer closes his eyes, still smiling, seemingly at peace with the knowledge of Gaelan's survival.*
Farmer: Thank you. Thank you so much.
<Character>: Umm, you're welcome!
<Character>: Do you... want me to pass on something for him? A message, or maybe some words?
Farmer: No, it's... it's alright. It's best not to.
*The farmer appears to care for Gaelan very much.*
Farmer: Now, what can I do for you, my friend?
<Character>: I would like five... Capustaks?
Farmer: Certainly! Please, enter the pen, fight and take as many as you like!
<Character>: Oh, just the five will do–
Farmer: Well, of course! You do need them sour, no?
Battle! - begins battle with 5 Capustak.
Heal - fully replenishes HP, MP, and potions.
Run Away! - returns to Thankstaking Storybook.
*After your victory in battle, you return to Falconreach to give the Capustaks to Gaelan.*
Gaelan: These are perfect, <Character>! Thank you!
Gaelan: I'll get to work right away!
Ruby: Good news <Character>! While you were away, we reached a consensus!
Gretel: We're not going to have a Turducken this year!
Ruby: Instead, through some of my and Gretel's magic, we've managed to, wait for it...
Ruby: ... to separate the being into two base components!!!
Gretel: We're calling one a "turkey"...
Ruby: ... and the other one a "duck"!
Gretel: I'm stuffing my part before roasting.
Ruby: And I stuff mine after!
*You glare at Gretel and Ruby, unimpressed by their "revolutionary" idea.*
<Character>: But that's... isn't that... I... we already had... umm...
Ruby: See! I told you s/he'd be speechless!
Gretel: Time to make a Thankstaking Feast!
<Character>: I... but I thought...
<Character>: turkey... duck... I...
Loot for DCs - opens Cabbage Loot for DCs shop.
Players battle a quintet of Capustaks all at once, similarly to various quartet and octet battles released prior.
Young Capustak has a 5% drop rate from this quest.
< Message edited by Jay -- 11/27/2021 19:32:41 >