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 Jack and Jill's Caravan Hill


Jack and Jill have left the caravan to settle down and form a family. They have chosen Novel Kingdom as their home based on the wonderful reception they received when passing through on previous journeys.

Jack is a tradesman who deals in potions, spices and other goods procured from travelling traders. His stock varies a bit based on what he is able to source.

Jill works as a dog trainer and can boast numerous awards from royalty all over the region for her excellence.

They also host an open market once a month to allow fellow knights to trade goods among themselves.


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Jack's Store

Potion Shelf
Minor Heal Potion - 3 Gold - Allows healing up to 5 health during a battle.
Heal Potion - 6 Gold - Allows healing up to 10 health during a battle.
Major Heal Potion - 9 Gold - Allows healing up to 15 health during a battle.
Minor Poison Potion - 6 Gold - Poisons the monster causing 2 amount of additional damage at the beginning of the turn.
Enhanced Weapon Potion - 9 Gold - Increases the damage of a weapon by 3 for the remainder of the week.
Damage Potion - 12 Gold - For the remainder of the week attack and magic power are increased by 3 points each.
Find Items Potion - 6 Gold - Magically obtain half the items needed for a specific quest. (Note the use of this potion when turning in your quest. If an odd number of items is required, the potion rounds down the reward. Example: Requires 3 items, potion provides 1. Requires 4 items, potion provides 2.) Note that this is only valid for items you receive in the game i.e. from quests or monsters.
Time Walking Potion - 9 Gold - Allows one quest to be completed after it has been removed from the current quest list.
Duplication Potion - 12 Gold - Allows duplication of one book currently held or in use by your hero. Duplicated books may be used for the same quest or activity or used in a new one. Books that have already been applied to an activity or quest may be duplicated.
Weakening Potion - 6 Gold(must be unlocked through Alchemy That! quest) - Reduces your attack power to half of normal for both sword and staff (rounded up).
Transmogrification Potion - 3 Gold(must be unlocked through Alchemy That! quest) - Transforms 1 dropped item from a common monster into any other dropped item from a common monster.
Pet Plus Potion - 12 Gold(must be unlocked through Alchemy That! quest) - Doubles the effects of any pets of the hero for one week.
Shield Potion - 15 Gold - Halves the damage taken by monsters for a single turn.
Growing Strength Potion - 15 Gold - Every turn increases the attack power of both weapons by 1. (First Turn +1, Second Turn +2, Third Turn +3). Lasts for a single battle.


Culinary Shelf
• 5 Servings Salt - 10 gold
• 5 Servings Herbs - 10 gold
• 1 Nut - 2 gold


Clothing Rack
Blending in Hat - A hat in the latest fashion that makes you look just like everyone else out there. While wearing this hat, common animals reappear one day sooner. The hat must be worn during the battle and only one hat may be worn at a time. (Price: 30 Gold)
Hat Hat - A hat hat is a peculiar hat that can duplicate the drops of any common (non timed) animal. You're not sure if it's spitting out goblin bones out of an alternate universe or just some from goblins that it ate before but either way the additional skeletal remains are appreciated. The hat must be worn during the battle and only one hat may be worn at a time. (Price: 50 Gold)
Wizarding Hat - This hat is the height of wizard fashion. It's fuzzy brim and fuzzy body will make you the envy of all other magical creatures. Everyone else will probably laugh and mock. It's their loss though. This hat will grant you one additional attack for your magic staff. The hat must be worn during the battle and only one hat may be worn at a time. (Price: 50 Gold)
Combat Hat - This hat is the envy of all sword fighting swordfighters. The squareness of the form is impeccable. Don't listen to those stuffy wizards, this is one high class hat. This hat will grant you one additional attack for your sword. The hat must be worn during the battle and only one hat may be worn at a time. (Price: 50 Gold)


Pet Cages
Cat Familiar - A small kitten is for sale. You think with a month of training you could teach her to be a familiar. Training costs 4 books with fish on the cover or in the title fed to the kitten one book a week for 4 weeks. (Books may be spaced out at longer intervals but must be at least a week between books.) Once trained your familiar will attack monsters for 2 HP at the beginning of each battle. (Price: 40 Gold)
Trained Squirrel - This squirrel has been trained by the famed trained squirrel trainers of Ammular. It will fetch you one nut each week for your stores. Nuts may be used in cooking. (Price: 30 Gold)


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Jill's Training School
A hero must have their own puppy to start dog training school.

Beginner Obedience
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Beginner Fetch
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Beginner Combat
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Beginner Tracking
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Intermediate Fetch
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Intermediate Combat
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Intermediate Tracking
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Jack's Classifieds
Jack is looking for the following items to fulfill requests from other regions.
Ads may be answered only within the month they are posted for.

Each ad may only be answered once per person.

November Classifieds
• Read a book that has the birthstone Sapphire in the text or title (3 Gold)
• Read a book that is ranked 201-300 in bestsellers on book depository (http://www.bookdepository.com/bestsel...) (3 Gold)
• Read a book where a character has a military background or family (3 Gold)
• Read a book whose author (first or last) starts with L (3 Gold)
• Read a book that is book 10 or more in a series (3 Gold)
• Read a book with an average goodreads rating of between 4 and 5 (3 Gold)
• Read a book that has 3 vowels in a row in the title (3 Gold)
• Read a book where a character is a lawyer (3 Gold)
• Read a book with 31-40 chapters (3 Gold)


December Classifieds
• Read a book with the word winner, loser, competition or trophy (plurals are acceptable) in the title (3 Gold)
• Read a book with the word highway, road, avenue or street (plurals are acceptable) in the title (3 Gold)
• Read a book that has been turned into a movie or TV show and the filming is done in Canada. (3 Gold)
• Read a book where a character has a strong need for approval (3 Gold)
• Read a book with a white cover (3 Gold)
• Read a book with the word aggregate in the text (3 Gold)
• Read a book where a character is a dentist (3 Gold)
• Read a book which has the main location (setting) as the USA (3 Gold)
• Read a book with the word soldier, army, war or battle (plurals are acceptable) in the title (3 Gold)


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Halloween Exchange (Repeatable)
Tim Burton charged his prop master to procure some scary props for his new horror movie. Upon hearing in the tavern that you're drowning in goblin bones, bat wings and such the prop master makes a really interesting offer to you.

If you can convince him that you're a movie fan, he's willing to exchange items for rewards (the exchange rates are listed below.)

Read either a book that inspired a movie or a movie novelization & list the movie, year of its release and name of the director to convince the prop master that you're indeed a movie fan.

You can exchange one or several articles in one visit. (e.g. 52 bones and 17 Kindlecorn Pelts), You can't exceed the stated amount per visit (e.g. you can't exchange 156 bones at once).
You can come back if you have more goods to exchange but you have to read a new book every visit.


Bulk Exchange
52 goblin bones = 20 gold
52 bat wing = 2 Minor Poison Potions
52 rat tails = 2 Major Heal Potions
17 kindlekorn pelts = 2 Weapon Enhance Potions
12 merely kat pelts = 2 Damage Potions

If your book has horror genre or features a character/creature that one of the favorite Halloween costumes is based on (e.g. ghost, zombie, vampire, superhero, supervillain etc.) you will get a -5 items bonus (i.e. you would only need 12 kindlekorn pelts, not 17)

Standard Exchange
26 goblin bones = 10 gold
26 bat wing = 1 Minor Poison Potion
26 rat tails = 1 Major Heal Potion
9 kindlekorn pelts = 1 Weapon Enhance Potion
6 merely kat pelts = 1 Damage Potion

If your book has horror genre or features a character/creature that one of the favorite Halloween costumes is based on (e.g. ghost, zombie, vampire, superhero, supervillain etc.) you will get a -2 items bonus (i.e. you would only need 24 rat tails, not 26)


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message 10: by Teresa (new)

Teresa (teresab78) | 1260 comments • Read a book whose author (first or last) starts with A (2 Gold) - Brokenhearted - 21/08/15
• Read a book with more than 100, but less than 1000 goodreads reviews (3 Gold) - Saving Samuel - 14/08/15
total 5 gold


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Emily • Read a book with more than 100, but less than 1000 goodreads reviews (3 Gold) - Another Day - 746 ratings - read 8/20/15


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Jacki | 236 comments • Read a book with an exotic pet (3 Gold) - Pippi Longstocking - Mr. Nilson (monkey). Read 8/23/2015
• Read a book whose author (first or last) starts with A (2 Gold) - A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess Finished 8/2/2015

+ 5 Gold


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Diane ~Firefly~ | 2153 comments Selling book for classified ad

• Read a book with an exotic pet (3 Gold)

Siren's Call - Lorelei the dust bunny - read 8/1/15


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Reva (revans) | 2481 comments Jack's Classifieds
Jack is looking for the following items to fulfill requests from other regions.

Each ad may only be answered once per person.
August Classifieds 15 / 15 GOLD

✓. Read a book whose author (first or last) starts with A (2 Gold)

✓. #1. Pale Stars in Her Eyes (The Starlight Chronicles, #1) by Annabel Wolfe Pale Stars in Her Eyes by Annabel Wolfe 30,200 words= 120 pages Read: 26/ 8 /2015 (Jan 1, 2009) Char: Slade & Kimberley, Romance, HORSE 6 / KITCHEN 10,


✓. • Read a book where a character's first name starts with the letter F (2 Gold)

Series #1. Louisiana Longshot (Miss Fortune Mystery #1) by Jana Deleon Louisiana Longshot by Jana Deleon 232 pages Read: 23 / 8 /2015 (Jan 1, 2012) Char: Fortune, Undercover CIA Assassin, deputy Sherrif, 2 ditsy elderly sidekicks, solves cold case murder

✓. • Read a book with the main genre (listed on the first page on GR) as Contemporary (2 Gold)

✓. Series #2 OR Series #3. Tall, Tanned & Texan (Harlequin Blaze #233) by Kimberly Raye Tall, Tanned & Texan by Kimberly Raye (27) 248 pages Read: 6 / 6 /2015 (Jan 1, 2009) Char: Rance & Deanie, Romance, HORSE 6 / KITCHEN 10, TAVERN, extreme sports, auto mechanic, sex camp: someone learning something HOUSE 2, SALT, PRATCHETT 1, HORSE 2, RABBIT 3

✓. Read a book where a character is a lawyer (2 Gold)

✓. #3.5. Legally Wed (Lawyers in Love, #3.5) by N.M. Silber Legally Wed by N.M. Silber 112 pages Read: 26 / 8 /2015 (June 21st 2014) Char: Adam & Lily, Romance, HORSE 6 / KITCHEN 10, Humour, Lawyers

✓. • Read a book with more than 100, but less than 1000 goodreads reviews (3 Gold)

102 Reviews:

✓. #3. A SEAL's Salvation by Tawny Weber 224 pages Read: 28 / 3 /2015 (jan. 21, 2014) Char: Brody & Genna, Baked goods, motorcycles, Navy Seal, RABBIT 3, HORSE 6 / KITCHEN 10, Romance SALT, BREAD 3.

✓. • Read a book that is book 5 in a series (3 Gold)

✓. #5. Dare Me by Jo Leigh 224 pages Read: 9 / 7 /2015 (Jan 1, 2014) Char: Cameron & Molly, Romance, HORSE 6 / KITCHEN 10, Brewmaster, Sommelier, Chemist, KITCHEN 7: someone stabbed, NEW YORK.


✓ Read a book with an exotic pet (3 Gold)

✓Series. #4. Swamp Team 3 (Miss Fortune Mystery, #4) by Jana Deleon Swamp Team 3 by Jana Deleon 270 pages Read: 23 / 8 /2015 (March 23rd 2014) Char: Fortune, Sinful Louisiana, Pet Bobcat, Undercover CIA Assassin, deputy Sherrif, 2 ditsy elderly sidekicks, Arson


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Cathy M. (mccathy77) | 5663 comments For August Classifieds -


• Read a book with the main genre (listed on the first page on GR) as Contemporary (2 Gold)
--> If I Stay (If I Stay 1) | Gayle Forman | 196 pgs | 08.27.15 | ★★★★★

• Read a book where a character is a lawyer (2 Gold)
--> To Kill a Mockingbird | Harper Lee | 324 pgs (A) | 08.18.15 | ★★★★★ | Atticus Finch is a lawyer

• Read a book with more than 100, but less than 1000 goodreads reviews (3 Gold)
--> Two to Tango | Mimi Strong | 359 pgs | 08.22.15 | ★★★ | 179 reviews

• Read a book that is book 5 in a series (3 Gold)
--> Fallen Crest University (Fallen Crest 5) | Tijan | 286 pgs | 08.27.15 | ★★★★

Total = 10 gold


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❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments August Classifieds
• Read a book whose author (first or last) starts with A (2 Gold)
The World in His Eyes by A.J. Thomas - 30.08.15 - ★★

• Read a book with the main genre (listed on the first page on GR) as Contemporary (2 Gold)
Seduced by Helena Newbury - 21.07.15 - ★★

• Read a book with more than 100, but less than 1000 goodreads reviews (3 Gold)
One Night of Scandal by Elle Kennedy - 27.08.15 - ★★ - 163 reviews

• Read a book that is book 5 in a series (3 Gold)
Texas Christmas (Texas #5) by R.J. Scott - 13.08.15 - ★★★

Total - 10 gold


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Juliana Rodrigues (julianamfrodrigues) | 1736 comments Jack's Classifieds

September Classifieds

• Read a book with blue text on the cover (3 Gold)
º Armada by Ernest Cline | August 16 | 349 pages | 3 stars
Armada by Ernest Cline - author's name in blue

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Rebecca (rebeccasg) | 3321 comments Jack's Classified:

Read a book with blue text on the cover (3 Gold)
All Fudged Up (Candy-Coated, #1) by Nancy CoCo 9/14/15


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Teresa (teresab78) | 1260 comments Jack's Classified:

• Read a book where a character can see or feel ghosts (3 Gold): GhosTV - 08/09/15

• Read a book with a gargoyle (3 Gold): Cronin's Key III - 15/09/15

6 gold total please :D


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Emily Jack's Classifieds:

• Read a book where the amazon ship weight for the hardcover is under a pound (3 Gold)

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - Amazon weight: 12.8 ounces- read 9/19/15


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Reva (revans) | 2481 comments
Jack's Classifieds
Jack is looking for the following items to fulfill requests from other regions.

Each ad may only be answered once per person.

September Classifieds. 27 / 27 GOLD

✓1. Read a book with a turtle (3 Gold)

✓. A Devil In Disguise by Caitlin Crews Un Jefe Implacable by Caitlin Crews Un bouleversant tête-à-tête - Le secret de Sarah (promotion) (Azur) (French Edition) by Caitlin Crews Una sorpresa per il capo by Caitlin Crews A Devil in Disguise by Caitlin Crews 192 pages Read: 2 / 9 /2015 (first published October 1st 2012) Char: Cayo Vila & Drusilla Bennett, Romance, has turtles

✓2. Read a book where the amazon ship weight for the hardcover is under a pound (3 Gold)

✓. Sheikh Without a Heart by Sandra Marton Sheikh Without a Heart by Sandra Marton 192 pages Read: 21/9/2015 (2012) Romance
Hardcover ship weight 399g = 0.87 lbs

✓3. • Read a book where a character can see or feel ghosts (3 Gold)

✓. #3. Cursed Laird (Cursed MacKinnons, #3) by Tara Nina Cursed Laird by Tara Nina 214 pages Read: 27/9/2015 (2012) Romance

Caledonia uncovers a statue of a hot Scottish laird. When a lovelorn ghost appears with a sad tale and anti-curse, Caledonia’s life takes a spin toward the implausible. Especially when nightfall comes and the statue transforms into a gorgeous hunk right before her eyes.


✓4. Read a book thats title start with a number (3 Gold)

✓. [bookcoverTwelve Nights|7080468] Twelve Nights (Mills & Boon Blaze) by Hope Tarr Twelve Nights by Hope Tarr 220 pages Read: 18 / 6 /2015 (Jan 1, 2009) Char: Callum & Alys, Historical Romance: HORSE 6 / KITCHEN 10,

✓5. Read a book where the author's first name is one of the top 100 female names in Spain according to nameberry http://nameberry.com/popular_names/Spain
(3 Gold)

✓. Series #3. Pregnant by the Texan (Texas Cattleman's Club After the Storm #3) by Sara Orwig Pregnant by the Texan by Sara Orwig Pregnant by the Texan by Sara Orwig 192 pages Read: 14 / 5 /2015 (Nov 21, 2014) Char: Aaron & Stella, brown cover, Texas, Tornado, construction, someone dies, fundraising, Romance RABBIT 3, HORSE 2, HORSE 6 / KITCHEN 10, Kitchen 8, PRATCHETT 1, SPOCK. PEN, RAT.

✓6. Read a book with a gargoyle (3 Gold)

✓. #5. Dual Release 5 (Cursed MacKinnons) by Tara Nina Dual Release: 5 Tara Nina: 166 pages Read: 25/ 9 /2015 (March 7th 2014) Char: Dour and Donnell MacKinnon (gargoyles) & Cait and Jenny,

✓7. Read a book with blue text on the cover (3 Gold)

✓. #4. Secrets of a Reckless Princess (The Starlight Chronicles, #4) by Annabel Wolfe Secrets of a Reckless Princess by Annabel Wolfe 38,400 =153 pages Read: / 7 /2015 (Jan 1, 2009) Char: Damon & Marc & Princess Jayla, Romance, HORSE 6 / KITCHEN 10, SALT, FALCON,

✓8. Read a book with 2 different words that rhyme in the title (3 Gold)

✓. Leaving Blue Bayou by JoAnn Ross Leaving Blue Bayou by JoAnn Ross 360 pages Read: 26 / 9 /2015 (Jan 1, 2012) Char: Gabe Broussard & Emma Quinlan, Roxi Dupree, Sloan Hawthorne, Romance, HORSE 6 / KITCHEN 10


•✓9. Read a book with 61-70 chapters (3 Gold)

✓. Canada by Richard Ford Canada by Richard Ford 432 Pages Read: 26 / 9 / 2015 Chapters: 69


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Cathy M. (mccathy77) | 5663 comments September Classifieds


• Read a book with a turtle (3 Gold)
-> Evening Storm (Irresistible 4) | Anne Calhoun | 165 pgs | 09.09.15 | ★★★★ | 62% - ...fish, ducks, and even a couple small turtles gathered at the edge...

• Read a book where a character can see or feel ghosts (3 Gold)
-> The Kingdom (Graveyard Queen 2) | Amanda Stevens | 376 pgs | 09.15.15 | ★★★★

• Read a book where the author's first name is one of the top 100 female names in Spain according to nameberry http://nameberry.com/popular_names/Spain (3 Gold)
-> Magonia | Maria Dahvana Headley | 320 pgs (A) | 09.18.15 | ★★★ | Maria is #2

• Read a book with blue text on the cover (3 Gold)
-> Daylight Again (Hell or High Water 3) | SE Jakes | 217 pgs | 09.14.15 | ★★★★
Daylight Again (Hell or High Water, #3) by S.E. Jakes

• Read a book with 2 different words that rhyme in the title (3 Gold)
-> One, Two, Buckle My Shoe (Hercule Poirot 22) | Agatha Christie | 256 pgs (A) | 09.11.15 | ★★★ | Two - Shoe

• Read a book with 61-70 chapters (3 Gold)
-> On the Island (1) | Tracey Garvis-Graves | 346 pgs (A) | 09.22.15 | ★★★★ | 68 chpts

Total - 18 Gold


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Sara Ⓥ | 1250 commentsOCTOBER Classifieds


Read a book that has been turned into a movie or TV show and the filming is done in Australia or New Zealand. (3 Gold)
La mia brillante carriera by Miles Franklin | ✭✭✭✭ | 01/09/15
My Brilliant Career's shooting took place over eight weeks in October and November 1978 in the Monaro region of New South Wales. Some scenes were shot at the Ryrie homstead at Michelago, New South Wales.

Read a book where the author was born in a country listed as one of the 27 finalists in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest (http://www.eurovision.tv/page/news?id...) (3 Gold)
Diario di Hannah by Louise L. Lambrichs | ✭✭✭ | 21/09/15 | Author born in France (#2).

Read a book that starts with the letter S (3 Gold)
Sogno di una notte di mezz'estate by William Shakespeare | ✭✭✭ | 21/10/15

Total: +9 gold


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Zuzana | 2224 comments Jack, I'll have 7 nuts for 14 gold, please. *hands over last of her gold and pockets her 7 nuts*


message 25: by Kelly (new)

Kelly (ladykatala) | 5020 comments Zuzana you're nuts! :P hehehe.... ok I may need more sleep.


message 26: by Zuzana (new)

Zuzana | 2224 comments Guilty as charged. Nuts and proud. ;-)


message 27: by Morgan (new)

Morgan (faeriesfolly) | 522 comments I'm hoping to have some sheets for my bed by the time I get it cobbled together, so I'm interested in one of the Hat Hat...hats.

*is ready with her 50 gold*


message 28: by ❀Tea❀ (last edited Oct 24, 2015 09:27AM) (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Hello there ma'am. Looking for a hat? We have purrty nice ones here. You don't want that ugly Hat Hat one, trust me. How about this one with peacock feathers? Lady like you sure wants to look nice while strolling a village square. No? Oh, I know! This pink one with ostrich feather? Every lady will envy you when they see you! No? Ok, ok you give hard bargain. I will sell you this hat *whispers* I got it for our beloved queen, but lady like you sure deserves it more. Queen won't even know I sold her wrong hat. Here try it on!
No?! But you don't want that Hat Hat! Why would you want that one?! To be honest if I weren't under orders from Quest Master, I wouldn't ever be selling something like that. You can't even put a nice feather on it! Are you really sure that's the one you want? Really, really sure?
*sighs, goes under the table and from deepest corner takes (with two fingers only!) a Hat Hat. Gives it over (with disgust on face) and takes gold from Morgan fast before anyone sees him selling it*


message 29: by Morgan (new)

Morgan (faeriesfolly) | 522 comments Thanks! *grabs it by both horns and sets it on her head at a jaunty angle with a big grin*

Pirate vanity is nothing compared to double the booty! ;)


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Reva (revans) | 2481 comments Jacks October Classifieds

Each ad may only be answered once per person. 27 / 27 GOLD

✓. 1   Read a book that has the birthstone Sapphire in the text or title (3 Gold)

✓. #1   The Outback Engagement by Margaret Way The Outback Engagement by Margaret Way  192 pages Read: 3/10/2015 (August 5th 2005) Characters:   Romance, SAPPHIRE (sapphire blue eyes) “A beautiful sapphire and diamond ring threw off light above a white gold wedding band”
TREE ON COVER


✓. 2   Read a book where a pet name starts with the letter P (3 Gold)

✓. All for a Cowboy by Jeannie Watt All for a Cowboy by Jeannie Watt 384 pages Read: 9 / 9 /2015 (January 1st 2014) Char:  Jordan Bryan,  Shae McArthur, former marine, rancher, recreational development manager,  ALCHEMY3: AEIOU, ATTACK, TRACK, D, PETS: Clyde the poodle, Miss Piggy the Pot bellied pig, 


✓. 3   Read a book that has been turned into a movie or TV show and the filming is done in Australia or New Zealand. (3 Gold)

Jaws by Peter Benchley Jaws byPeter Benchley 320 pages Read: 28/10/2015 (January 1st 1974)
Characters:  charactersChief Martin Brody, Sam Quint, Matt Hooper, Ellen Brody, Mayor Larry Vaughn, Setting: Amity, 1974 (United States) , Filmed in Australia, Thriller, Horror


✓. 4   Read a book where a character is always ready to help, takes care of others or is often taken advantage of. (3 Gold)

✓.  #1   Powerful Italian, Penniless Housekeeper by India Grey Skenario Sang Sutradara Italia (Powerful Italian, Penniless Housekeeper) by India Grey Powerful Italian, Penniless Housekeeper by India Grey 192 pages Read: 2/10/2015 (January 1st 2010)
Characters:  Sarah Halliday (Housekeeper, caterer, always doing for others) & Lorenzo Cavalleri (film producer), Romance, trees on cover. ROSEMARY, WINE, CANDLE, SILK, LINEN, COTTON, BROOM, PERFUME, GARLIC, OIL, GOLD, CYPRESS, THYME, ORANGE, JASMINE


✓. 5   Read a book that is ranked 751-1000 in bestsellers on book list (3 Gold) http://www.bookdepository.com/bestsel...

✓#824

✓#7   Driving Heat (Nikki Heat, #7) by Richard Castle Driving Heat by Richard Castle 240 pages Read: 26/10/2015 (September 8th 2015) Char:  Nikki Heat (homicide detective) & Jameson Rook (reporter), Murder Mystery


✓. 6   Read a book where the author was born in a country listed as one of the 27 finalists in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest (http://www.eurovision.tv/page/news?id...) (3 Gold)

Australia: Emma Darcy

✓. The Billionaire's Housekeeper Mistress (Modern Romance) by Emma Darcy The Billionaire's Housekeeper Mistress by Emma Darcy 185 pages Read: 1/10/2015 (January 1st 2010)
Characters:  Daisy Donahue(PA, Housekeeper) & Ethan Cartwright (Billionaire, Finance Wizard), Romance, GOLD, horse racing, social events, financial help, Set in:  Australia
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✓. 7   Read a book that starts with the letter S (3 Gold)

✓. #3   Swamp Sniper (Miss Fortune Mystery, #3) by Jana Deleon Swamp Sniper by Jana Deleon (21)  266 pages Read: 7 / 9 /2015 (September 25th 2013) Char: Ida Belle, Gertie, Carter, Walter  & Fortune Redding,  Romance, HORSE 6 / KITCHEN 10, Mystery, Humour,
Characters getting shot at, swamp boat, someone poisoned, 
idiom:  "Ida just looked at him cool as a cucumber.
MERLIN, the CAT, BONES the DOG, 
FABRIC, CANDLE, FISH, CINNAMON, COTTON, GOLD,  
 Set in Sinful, Louisiana 
Goal: only 1 cover. Alligator and water Lilly on cover also shot up Sign

✓. 8   Read a book where a character is an imp (3 Gold)

✓ #1 A Demon Bound (Imp, #1) by Debra Dunbar A Demon Bound by Debra Dunbar 291 pages Read 14/ 10 /2015 Paranormal
DEMON, EYEBALLS, VAMPIRES
“I’m also a demon”
“was planning on forcing him to eat his own eyeballs while I gnawed on his spleen.”
“...one is a liaison to the Vampires.”

✓. 9   Read a book which has the main location (setting) as South Africa (3 Gold) 

✓. #1   Devil's Peak (Benny Griessel, #1) by Deon Meyer Devil's Peak by Deon Meyer 409 pages Read: 15/10/2015 (2004) Characters:  & Benny Griessel (Police Detective),  Thobela, Anna, Christina, Sofia,   Murder Mystery, TREE ON COVER, Set in:  South Africa CORPSE, DEMONS, FROG
“These are the only girls I see naked nowadays. Corpses.””
“prayers about the demons”
"like a frog in water..."


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Rebecca (rebeccasg) | 3321 comments Is the Caravan not selling the BOM anymore?


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Kelly (ladykatala) | 5020 comments RebeccaS wrote: "Is the Caravan not selling the BOM anymore?"

Hmm. I suppose I can add that back. I'll add it for next month and it can be up all month. If you're looking to plan we typically do the # of pages in hundreds in the most common version (e.g. 347 pages would be 3 gold)


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Reva (revans) | 2481 comments Kelly wrote: "RebeccaS wrote: "Is the Caravan not selling the BOM anymore?"

Hmm. I suppose I can add that back. I'll add it for next month and it can be up all month. If you're looking to plan we typically do t..."


While I love the convenience of the store being open all the time, I've noticed that it has changed the game.

There is less anticipation of what's new, what will be offered, what won't be available. The hurly burly of people making long term decisions and interacting in the open market with others has, I'm sad to say, all but disappeared.

I liked planning how I would spend my gold for the month, and finding ways to manage my supply of potions until the next market. I'm sure others may disagree, but you might consider changing things around.


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Zuzana | 2224 comments I disagree. What changed the game significantly are the new rare monsters that require a great amount of potions. It's so many you can't get them in regular quests and you simply have to either save money like crazy and buy them in bunches or ignore regular quests and exchange your books for potions in scavenger hunts. The least that can be done is to let people buy them at the Caravan hill at their leisure.

If you want to spice things a bit, let the prices change from time to time or make some of the commodities disappear for some time - to make it more like real economics. ;-)

For the record, I'm not complaining about the changes, I like most of the changes and crazy powerful new monsters. You just need to employ a brand new tactics to meet new challenges. While at the beginning it was more about strategizing and you could do very well even when you didn't read that much, now it's mostly about bulk reading. Doesn't stop me from trying to beat the system. ;-) That's what makes this game so much fun for me.


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Rebecca (rebeccasg) | 3321 comments I agree that I think the new crazy rare monsters are what changed the game for me. I haven't bought any potions yet in the caravan (I'm using the scrounge quests for that), but I like that they are here if I need them.

I agree that I am basically ignoring the quests that only offer EXP instead of anything, which does make me sad because there are some really really awesome ones that I was excited to try! But now it's really about working on potions so I have forgotten about many of them.

I think maybe I will go back and do some of the other quests later, after I can defeat another big monster.

I agree I'm not complaining, just also commenting on how the game is evolving! Love it


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Mary  (wimew) | 396 comments I'd participate in the caravan but I lost my records of what I read since the end of July (kids cleaned up for me (doh) all I remember is I finished the house but what I read ????


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Reva (revans) | 2481 comments Mary wrote: "I'd participate in the caravan but I lost my records of what I read since the end of July (kids cleaned up for me (doh) all I remember is I finished the house but what I read ????"

Do you not have a read shelf on goodreads?


message 38: by Mary (new)

Mary  (wimew) | 396 comments I hadn't updated them yet guess I was procrastinating too much


message 39: by Cathy M. (new)

Cathy M. (mccathy77) | 5663 comments October Classifieds


• Read a book where a pet name starts with the letter P (3 Gold)
-> Full Circle | Avery Beck | 10.09.15 | ★★★ | Peanut - Alexis' cat

• Read a book where a character is always ready to help, takes care of others or is often taken advantage of. (3 Gold)
-> All of Me (Bridemaids Club 1) | Leeanna Morgan | 10.22.15 | ★★★

• Read a book where the author was born in a country listed as one of the 27 finalists in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest (http://www.eurovision.tv/page/news?id...) (3 Gold)
-> Sixty Five Hours (1) | NR Walker | 10.20.15 | ★★★★★ | #12 Australia

• Read a book that starts with the letter S (3 Gold)
-> Sins of my Father | Lisa Cardiff | 10.21.15 | ★★★★

Total = 12 Gold


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Cathy M. (mccathy77) | 5663 comments I too would like to purchase a Hat Hat. A pretty one please :)

**Gladly hands over 50 gold pieces**


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❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Cathy M. wrote: "I too would like to purchase a Hat Hat. A pretty one please :)

**Gladly hands over 50 gold pieces**"


*eye roll*
Here we go again!

Didn't you see latest purchase?! There is no pretty Hat Hat! They are the same.

*gives HH and takes money*


message 42: by Cathy M. (new)

Cathy M. (mccathy77) | 5663 comments Bummer they are quite ugly. Well beggars can't be choosers! I'll take whatever you got!


message 43: by Kelly (new)

Kelly (ladykatala) | 5020 comments Cathy M. wrote: "Bummer they are quite ugly. Well beggars can't be choosers! I'll take whatever you got!"

The sacrifices you make for utility...


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Cathy M. (mccathy77) | 5663 comments Kelly wrote: "Cathy M. wrote: "Bummer they are quite ugly. Well beggars can't be choosers! I'll take whatever you got!"

The sacrifices you make for utility..."


hahaha yep :D


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Moderators of NBRC | 30835 comments Mod
Jack and Jill November updates:

Potion Updates
• Shield Potion - 15 Gold - Halves the damage taken by monsters for a single turn.
• Growing Strength Potion - 15 Gold - Every turn increases the attack power of both weapons by 1. (First Turn +1, Second Turn +2, Third Turn +3). Lasts for a single battle.

November Classifieds
• Read a book where a character is given a last chance (3 Gold)
• Read a book that mentions a Nordic god. (3 Gold)
• Read a book where a pet name starts with the letter X (3 Gold)
• Read a book with more than 100, but less than 1000 goodreads reviews (3 Gold)
• Read a book with the name of the tarot card "The Star" in the text or title (3 Gold)
• Read a book that is set in a medieval time period (between 5th to the 15th century) (3 Gold)
• Read a book that is book 1 in a series (3 Gold)
• Read a book with the word winner, loser, competition or trophy (plurals are acceptable) in the title (3 Gold)
• Read a book where the audio version is between 5 hours and 6 hours long (3 Gold)


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Sara Ⓥ | 1250 commentsNOVEMBER Classifieds


Read a book with more than 100, but less than 1000 goodreads reviews (3 Gold)
Il libro dell'estate by Tove Jansson | ✭✭✭ | 08/10/15 (902 reviews)

Read a book that is book 1 in a series (3 Gold)
Il principe perduto by Jennifer A. Nielsen | ✭✭ | 08/08/15 (The Ascendance Trilogy #1)



Total: +6 gold


message 47: by Daphne (last edited Nov 02, 2015 04:40PM) (new)

Daphne (daphnesm) | 937 comments First order of business for me, train my puppy up!

I'd like to turn in my books for Beginner Obedience and Beginner Combat. Here is my link to my quest to earn my puppy:The First Puppy of Novel Kingdom.

Jill's Training School

Beginner Obedience
This class must be taken before any other classes. It helps teach your dog the basics and allows you to expand into different training. Complete each of the following lessons to start your dog training.

• Teach Sit - Read a book with a chair on the cover.
Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin 5/7/15
• Teach Stay - Read a book where someone stays in the same town the whole time.
Haunted 10/7/15
• Teach Down - Read a book where someone goes underwater.
Down the Cayman Wall 7/26/15
• Teach Come - Read a book where someone follows someone else.
The Preservationist Sam stalks/follows Julia and Marcus 10/10/15
• Teach Heel - Read a book where two people travel together.
The New Hunger Nora and her brother travel together. 10/11/15

Receive 1 Beginning Obedience Certificate for completing all 5 lessons.


Beginner Combat
Requires Beginning Obedience Certificate.
A dog is a hero's best friend. This class teaches your dog how to be an asset to you in battle.

• Spell out the word ATTACK using spell it out rules.
A - Ancient Egypt: A Very Short Introduction ANCIENT 4/22/15
T - Tik-Tok of Oz - TIK-TOK 3/18/15
T - Tune in Tokyo: The Gaijin Diaries - TUNE 5/27/15
A - Feed by M.T. Anderson - ANDERSON 4/1/15
C - Cruelty and Civilization: The Roman Games - CRUELTY 4/19/15
K - Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang by Kate Wilhelm KATE 3/18/15
• Read 2 books with teeth on the cover.
The Book of Deadly Animals by Gordon Grice 3/29/15
Hemlock Grove by Brian McGreevy 4/28/15
• Read 2 books with battles in them.
Empires of the Sea: The Siege of Malta, the Battle of Lepanto, and the Contest for the Center of the World 9/3/15
The Z Chronicles 8/16/15
• Read a book with a red cover.
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho 9/20/15

Receive 1 Beginner Combat Certificate for completing all tasks. Your dog now has +1 attack.


message 48: by Kelly (new)

Kelly (ladykatala) | 5020 comments Ooo, congrats on your puppy Daphne. Quite a few people post pictures of their new pets in the tavern for others to oo and ahh over if you wanted to show off your new puppy. :)


message 49: by Daphne (new)

Daphne (daphnesm) | 937 comments Thanks so much Kelly!

Guess what?

*Hands 40 gold over for her own little kitty*

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message 50: by Reva (new)

Reva (revans) | 2481 comments Very cute kitty, daphne. Congrats.


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