| A Dragon's Day Out
Book of Lore -> A Dragon's Day Out!,
Location: Sunbreeze Grove (Book 3) -> Left -> Dove -> Quests! -> A Dragon's Day Out!
Requirements: Completion of The Hatching / Dragon Hatching
Release Date: June 17th, 2023
Objective: What exactly does your dragon get up to when you're not around...?
Objective completed: A partnership of hero and dragon, a legend for the ages!
Experience rewarded: Scaled
Gold rewarded: Scaled
Access to DDO Loot for DCs.
Equips Baby Dragon / Toddler Dragon / Kid Dragon.
*At "your spot" by the cliff's edge near Oaklore Keep, your dragon is sleeping; your dragon slowly awakens.*
*Your dragon looks around drowsily.*
*There is no response.*
<Dragon>: (<He/She/They> left me, again.)
<Dragon>: (All alone. By myself.)
*Your dragon initially appears saddened by this realization.*
<Dragon>: (Time to conquer the worl—)
<Dragon>: (Oh, what's this?)
*On the ground before your dragon is a handwritten note that reads: "Have a few errands to run, will be back later! Behave and have fun!"; your dragon squints as if trying very hard to read it.*
<Dragon>: (If only I could read.)
<Dragon>: (Oh well! It's time to get busy!)
*Your dragon flies to Sunbreeze Grove and finds company in Elysia, sitting atop her tea table.*
<Dragon>: (... and that's how I rescued <Character> from a bunch of princesses who humannapped <him/her/them>!)
Elysia: That's... so exciting, <Dragon>!
Elysia: I'm glad you stopped by for a visit! We should do this more often!
<Dragon>: (Well, it's not like I had a choice. I've been abandoned.)
<Dragon>: (I woke up today after a nice dream of snacks worshipping me, and my hero wasn't by my side to give me a good scratch. Or to do my bidding.)
Elysia: I forgot how dramatic you can be!
<Dragon>: (I'm not being dramatic!)
Elysia: Anyway, how IS <Character>? It's been a while since I've caught up with <him/her/them>.
<Dragon>: (Oh, umm... fine, I guess.)
*Elysia doesn't appear convinced by your dragon's dismissive response.*
<Dragon>: (Uh... well, alright. It's been tough. For <him/her/them>. And me. Mostly for me.)
<Dragon>: (I can see that <he doesn't/she doesn't/they don't> really sleep well sometimes.)
<Dragon>: (And from time to time <he skips/she skips/they skip> breakfast, because we have to go help someone or save the Lore for the hundreft... handred...?)
<Dragon>: (Anyway, for yet another time. I'm worried <he isn't/she isn't/they aren't> eating enough!)
<Dragon>: (It seems like after <he was/she was/they were> unfreezed, <he has/she has/they have> to be there for literally everyone else...)
<Dragon>: (So... I guess... it felt weird to wake up without <him/her/them> by my side again...)
*A brief pause follows your dragon's confessional response to Elysia.*
Elysia: That's... the life of a hero I suppose, little one.
<Dragon>: (I know, I guess... but <he has/she has/they have> been too much of a hero lately. Like, chill out, sit down... buy me snacks. You know?).
Elysia: I... have an idea!
Elysia: Why don't you make a nice gift for <him/her/them>? Something from the heart, something that tells <him/her/them> that you care.
*Your dragon considers Elysia's idea.*
<Dragon>: (Okay, I like that idea! It's good that you helped me come up with it, I really like you, dragon lady.)
Elysia: Uh, thank you!
<Dragon>: (I will go ask others what I should get for <Character>, bye!)
*Back in Falconreach, outside of Cysero's Superstore, your dragon approaches Cysero for advice.*
<Dragon>: (Green mage. I need help and you'll have the honor to help me out!)
*Cysero turns to face your dragon.*
Cysero: Oh hi there, <Dragon>! What can I do for you?
<Dragon>: (I'm trying to find a present for <Character> and— wait, you can actually understand me?)
Cysero: Of course I can!
<Dragon>: (Weird, I was just doing this for fun...)
<Dragon>: (Anyway! I need to find a good present for <Character> and I don't know where to start looking!)
Cysero: Have you seen my store?
<Dragon>: (Well, yes... but I don't exactly have your little thingies to pay for stuff.)
Cysero: Ah yes! Schnozzberries ARE delicious!
*Your dragon pauses following Cysero's seemingly unrelated response.*
Cysero: I grow them every year! They go great with so many things! I'm so glad you brought it up!
<Dragon>: (I... I never mentioned... schnozzberries?)
Cysero: Wow, you're so talkative today, <Dragon>!
<Dragon>: (You... can't actually understand me, can you?)
Cysero: Schnozzberry pie does sound like a good idea!
*Your dragon breathes fire at Cysero, annoyed by his apparent pretense of understanding.*
<Dragon>: (I don't know what I expected. I'll find someone else to help me!)
*Cysero watches your dragon fly off.*
Cysero: ...And here I thought a Schnozzberry pie would be a great present for <Character>.
Cysero: Welp, back to work standing here!
*After implying Cysero did in fact understand your dragon, the scene zooms in on Cysero's face before fading to black; scene fades back in outside of the Falconreach Potion Shops, where your dragon is eating a slice of bread.*
???: Hey... psssst.
*Your dragon continues eating the slice of bread, unphased by whoever is trying to capture their attention.*
<Dragon>: (What?! You sound like a deflating tog!)
Zorbak: Good, I got your attention.
Zorbak: Listen here, bud. I have a proposition for you. I've seen you flying around town, asking people about... things, I guess. I can get you things.
Zorbak: All you need to do is help me out with something.
<Dragon>: (... And what is this 'something'?)
*Presumably unable to understand your dragon, a brief pause follows their response to Zorbak.*
Zorbak: Okay, I'll take that as a yes.
Zorbak: So, I want you to gather sticks and leaves, while I dig out this hole.
Zorbak: This will be a Twilly hole, you see? A hole for Twilly. You know Twilly.
<Dragon>: (I'm in.)
Zorbak: I'll take that one as a yes, too.
*Your dragon fights their way through the forest, battling various woodland creatures and collecting piles of leaves and sticks along the way; once five piles of leaves and sticks are collected, your dragon regroups with Zorbak to cover a hole in the ground.*
Zorbak: Alright. I'm gonna go put out some moglinberries and tell Twilly to—
Twilly: I'm sorry, I didn't know it was your stuuuump!
*Twilly runs straight over the hole, somehow avoiding falling in; the tog chasing Twilly is not so fortunate.*
Twilly: Oh, phew! Thanks, guys! You just saved me from an angry tog! I took a nap on a stump and apparently it was—
Zorbak: Of all the—
Zorbak: You know what? No. Forget it. I'm cursed, that's what it is.
*Twilly appears confused by Zorbak's outburst, unaware the trap was intended for them.*
Twilly: Oh noes, what happened? Did I do something wrong?
*Initially unresponsive, your dragon reminisces of a time shortly after The Hatching.*
<Dragon>: (Remember when I almost ate you? Good times.)
Twilly: ...Why are you looking at me like that, <Dragon>?
Equips player's saved class.
*Later that evening, back at "your spot" by the cliff's edge near Oaklore Keep, your dragon returns to find you.*
<Character>: Heeey! There you are! I've been waiting for you for hours, didn't you get my note?
<Dragon>: I can't read, you dummy! | *Exasperated groan*
*You appear surprised you hadn't considered that fact before.*
<Character>: I... didn't think about that. I really should teach you how to read some time!
<Dragon>: So... why did you leave me? | *Questioning grumble*
<Character>: Ah, I just had some errands to run, escort a villager, rid a cave of pests for a nice lady and—
<Dragon>: You're doing that... that thing again. | *Quiet, sad, growl*
<Character>: <Dragon>, people need me. People need us! The dynamic duo! If we can help, we should!
<Dragon>: I know, but... | *Hesitant hiss*
<Dragon>: *Sigh* We'll talk later about this. Because I'm tired. | *Sleepy slump*
<Dragon>: By the way, I made a... gift for you. | *Proud yet defiant grumble*
*You appear caught off guard by this revelation.*
<Character>: I'm sorry, what?
<Character>: I think I was struck by temporary deafness. What's this?
<Character>: You? A gift?! For me?!
<Dragon>: ...If you're gonna be like that, I'll tear it to shreds. | *Angry roar*
<Character>: Haha, fine, fine! Sorry!
<Dragon>: ...Here. | *Presentory growl*
*Your dragon has gifted you with a plushie in its own image.*
<Character>: I love it so much!
<Character>: And you made this?
<Dragon>: So... you like it, yes? | *Curious and eager purr*
<Character>: Yes! Very much yes! Thanks, partner!
*Your dragon appears bashful from your praise.*
<Character>: And... I actually have a little something for you too!
<Dragon>: You— You do? | *Surprised head tilt*
<Dragon>: Well, of course you do, I just gave you something, so you have to give me something too, yes yes! | *Accepting and self-important roar*
<Character>: Here you go!
*Your dragon happily wears its new Birb Hat.*
Loot for DCs - opens DDO Loot for DCs shop.
An HP/MP healing pad is located at the start of the quest.
Pop-up headlines during the quest:
quote:This quest continues once all 5 piles of leaves and sticks have been collected, NOT once all the monsters are defeated.
Gathered some leaves and sticks!
Completion of this quest will unlock the Birb Hat for the player's Kid Dragon in Kid Dragon Accessories.
< Message edited by DemonicDarkwraith -- 6/23/2023 22:58:01 >