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message 1: by Taylor (last edited Nov 23, 2020 10:38PM) (new)

Taylor | 87 comments
Level 5 | 76 / 90 XP | 2 / 18 HP
Adventure Log



message 2: by Taylor (last edited Oct 18, 2021 08:59AM) (new)

Taylor | 87 comments Inventory

5 gold
4 pebbles
1 rat tail
1 shield potion
1 time-walking potion
2 bat wings
2 goblin bones

Tote of Infinite Books

Paths of Alir (A Pattern of Shadow & Light, # 3) by Melissa McPhail Three Dark Crowns (Three Dark Crowns, #1) by Kendare Blake One Dark Throne (Three Dark Crowns, #2) by Kendare Blake Elantris (Elantris, #1) by Brandon Sanderson White Sand, Volume 2 (White Sand, #2) by Brandon Sanderson White Sand, Volume 3 (White Sand, #3) by Brandon Sanderson Mistborn The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1) by Brandon Sanderson Blood of Elves (The Witcher, #1) by Andrzej Sapkowski

* Indicates the book was duplicated using a Duplication Potion.

Companions

None at the moment.


message 4: by Taylor (last edited Oct 18, 2021 08:57AM) (new)

Taylor | 87 comments Current Quests

Art Extravaganza - 8 XP available
Assault and Battery - 10 XP, machine gun, and battery available
Barbie's Ken - 10 XP and 1 potion token available
Birds of a Feather Probably Can't Fly Well - 4 XP and bird friend available
Firebolt Spell
From Ashes Comes My Bird - phoenix and 5 XP available
Lady Cathy versus Rat Stew - 10 gold available
Lady Teresa in Tights - 10 gold available
The Lantern to Light Your Way Home - 10 XP and 1 mercenary coupon available
The Many Voices of Lady Zuzana - 10 gold available
One Shield to Rule Them All - shield available
Practice Makes Perfect - 5 XP and a weapon enhancement available
Spock, Guardian of Forever - 9 XP and a single-charge 10 AP instant weapon available
Sticks and Stones May Build a House - 7 XP and a house available
Taste the Rainbow - 8 XP available
Two Empty Halves of Coconuts - horse (AP enhancement) available
Quick! Lies! - 6 XP available
Robbing Robin Hood - 5 XP available
Rocky the Rock - pet rock available
Something Old - 10 gold available
The Steelers Gang - 10 gold available
You Can't Close the Doors if They're Not Built - barn, sheep, and 5 XP available
Willy Wilder and the Vegetable Factory - 10 XP and 2 major heal potions available

Completed Quests

Hello, My Name Is... - 3 XP
Lady Kelly's Missing Quests - 10 gold
In the beginning zombies ate brains and more brains - 1 basic shotgun and 3 XP
More Berries - 10 HP and 6 XP


message 5: by Taylor (last edited Aug 24, 2016 03:26PM) (new)

Taylor | 87 comments Reserved.


message 6: by Taylor (new)

Taylor | 87 comments With nothing but a wicker Welcome Basket and a goofy grin, Sir Taylor sets forth on her journey through Novel Kingdom for gold, glory, and good reads!


message 7: by Taylor (last edited Aug 08, 2016 11:12AM) (new)

Taylor | 87 comments Level Up Magic

#1 in Wheel of Time series - The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan

Obtained Level 1 Magic


message 8: by Taylor (last edited Jul 11, 2016 11:32AM) (new)

Taylor | 87 comments Quest Completed - Hello, My Name Is...

You wish to advertise your services as a proper knight so the citizens know who to call if they have trouble.

Introduce yourself or post a link to your existing introduction to earn an easy +3 Exp.
~~~
Introduction

+3 XP


message 9: by Taylor (last edited Jul 05, 2016 10:27PM) (new)

Taylor | 87 comments Quest Accepted - Taste the Rainbow

Queen Skye has been moping around the castle. It's gloomy outside and dark and drab and grey. She'd like a bit of color in her life. It's always good to be on the Queen's good side.

Read a book that is either primarily (75%+) the color or has an object that is commonly that color in the book's title.

+1 experience for each color, +2 additional experience for all colors.

Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple, Pink

~~~
You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day

+1 XP


message 10: by Taylor (last edited Feb 13, 2017 09:26AM) (new)

Taylor | 87 comments Quest Completed - Lady Kelly's Missing Quests

After hard day hunt, you enter into the Tavern looking forward to some cool ale and maybe some nice stew you know that's simmering in the back. After all it was you who brought rat meat for it. You're sitting at your table, drinking ale and thinking about quests that are waiting for you tomorrow, when you hear sniffle behind you. You turn around trying to find where the sound came from, but only Lady Kelly is sitting in that direction. You're little scared to approach her, after all she's the Master here, but your kind heart can't say no to damsel in distress. As you start approaching Kelly, you hear her muttering "They are gone. They are all gone. What am I supposed to do now?!" and she starts crying again. You sit beside her, offer her your not so clean handkerchief and ask her what's wrong. Through tears you find out that someone broke into her room and stole all her future quests.
"All future quests?! But how's that possible? There are no thieves in Novel Kingdom! I'll help you Lady Kelly. Don't worry, you'll have your quests back!?" you yell and storm out of Tavern to find a thief.

To find Lady Kelly's quests read:
2 books where someone steals something
2 books where someone finds something

Lady Kelly will gladly pay 10 gold for her missing quests.

~~~
Books where someone steals something:
Rogues edited by George R.R. Martin
The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien

Books where someone finds something:
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

+10 gold


message 11: by Taylor (last edited Jul 06, 2018 04:40PM) (new)

Taylor | 87 comments Quest Accepted - Spock, Guardian of Forever

Mr. Spock has traveled back in time using the Guardian of Forever and gotten lost! Help Captain Kirk and the rest of the crew search for their beloved friend.

Search for Spock in Books - Spell out the name Nimoy using Spell-It-Out Rules.
Search for Spock in History - Read 3 books written by Leonard Nimoy or set in outer space.
Search for Spock in the Hearts of Men - Read 3 books about sports, dogs or food.
Search for Spock in our Memories - Read 3 books about history or set in the past.

Search 1 location to gain 3 experience.
Search a second location to gain an additional 4 experience.
Search a third location to gain an additional 5 experience.
Search the final location to recover Spock's lost Plasma weapon. There is only one charge left but it may be used as an instant (no battle turn used) attack of 10 points.

~~~
N - Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
I - An Elementary Study of Islam by Mirza Tahir Ahmad
M - The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh by Walt Disney Company
O
Y - The Years of Rice and Salt by Kim Stanley Robinson

Books written by Leonard Nimoy or set in outer space:
1.
2.
3.

Books about sports, dogs, or food:
1.
2.
3.

Books about history or set in the past:
The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
The Cimaruta: And Other Magical Charms From Old Italy by Raven Grimassi

+3 XP


message 12: by Taylor (last edited Oct 18, 2021 09:11AM) (new)

Taylor | 87 comments Quest Accepted - Quick! Lies!

You stumble up to the gates of the nearest town desperate for a nice cozy, rat infested room at the inn. The guards stop you and ask for your reasons for visiting. Not willing to spout your real reasons, you quickly spin a tale explaining the purpose of your visit.

Read up to 5 books and construct a story using their titles as part of the tale. Post your tale in the tavern when done.

+1 experience per book, +1 additional exp if all 5 books are used.

~~~
Books to Use:
1. Troublemaker
2. Into The Dragon’s Maw
3. Blood of Elves


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Taylor | 87 comments Attack Sewer Rat

The bane of all young heroes, the iconic sewer rat. Biting at ankles, he makes his presence known one nip and nibble at a time. Maximum hero level of 7. Sewer rats will flee from any hero level 8 and higher.


Sir Taylor: Level 1, 10 HP, Level 0 Sword (0 AP), Level 1 Magic (3 AP)
Sewer Rat: 5 HP, 3 AP - 1 XP reward

Sir Taylor attacks the Sewer Rat with Magic Staff for 3 AP. Sewer Rat loses 3 HP, 2 HP remaining.

Sewer Rat attacks Sir Taylor for 3 AP. Sir Taylor loses 3 HP, 7 HP remaining.

Sir Taylor attacks the Sewer Rat with Magic Staff for 3 AP. Sewer Rat dies!

+1 XP

Last killed 5 Jul 16, available again 12 Jul 16.


message 14: by Taylor (new)

Taylor | 87 comments Level Up!

Sir Taylor is now Level 2 and gains 2 HP for a total of 12 HP.

10 XP needed for Level 3.


message 15: by Taylor (last edited Jul 05, 2016 11:31PM) (new)

Taylor | 87 comments July 2016 Classifieds

Read a book where a character becomes royalty (3 gold) - The Princess Bride by William Goldman

+3 gold


message 16: by Taylor (last edited Jul 06, 2016 11:50AM) (new)

Taylor | 87 comments Spell Quest Accepted - Firebolt

The most basic of all fire spells is the firebolt. Learned by entry level heroes for centuries, the firebolt is steeped in tradition and accidental arson. At its core, it involves lighting a ball on fire and hurling it at your target.

Fred the Magician sets up 3 targets. If you can successfully destroy the targets, he will announce that are you are trained in the art of the Firebolt.

Firebolt - Base Attack 10
Casting Materials - 1 Phoenix Feather (From Ashes Comes My Bird), 1 Ball of Wool (You Can't Close the Doors if They're Not Built)

Firebolt Target - The simplest of all enemies. The straw test target. (Population: 3)
0 Attack, 10 HP
Reward: 2 experience

After destroying the 3 targets, using Firebolt, that have been set out by Fred, he will declare you are trained in Firebolt and you can use them in the field against more formidable targets.


message 17: by Taylor (last edited Aug 24, 2016 03:23PM) (new)

Taylor | 87 comments Quest Accepted - From Ashes Comes My Bird

Gregoff has a small bird. It's red. It's spirited. It has a tendency to catch on fire and burn to death. But! There's a plus. It comes back to life again afterwards. He's named this bird Falala. Although you think your friend may have some sort of strange Santa fascination, you humor him.

Gregoff is in dire straights. He's a bit of a gambler and lately the odds have not been in his favor. For the low low price of saving his butt, he'll trade you Falala.

Right before you walk away to get his payment, you ask him about the name.

He replies. "It stands for From Ashes Live Again Limited Availability."

You snort and walk away.

Pay off Gregoff's gambling debts of:
10 Gold Coins
10 Salts
10 Herbs
6 Rat Tails
6 Bat Wings
3 books with someone who is at least a millionaire (does not have to be main character)

Receive 1 Falala Phoenix and 5 experience.

Falala will die each Sunday and shed 1 Phoenix feather. She will revive shortly after to live the rest of the week.

~~~
Books containing a character who is at least a millionaire:
1. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
2. A Passage to Shambhala by Jon Baird, Kevin Costner, and Rick Ross *
3. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien


message 18: by Taylor (last edited Oct 12, 2021 06:30PM) (new)

Taylor | 87 comments Quest Accepted - You Can't Close the Doors if They're Not Built

Your horse has gotten into Mr. McRoland's garden for the third time this week! He's threatening to call the authorities on you.

You decide it's best if you build a barn of some sort. That way you can actually close the doors to keep your livestock in rather than the stern look and the word "stay" that you've been trying up til this point.

You even decide with your grand new barn that you can expand your lively collection of farmy creatures. How wonderful!

To create your barn you need the following:
4 books with at least 1 tree on the front for lumber
A book with a mostly red cover to paint it red
A book with doors on the cover because... well.. your horse has a problem.

Receive 1 barn and 5 experience.

To add your new farmy creature read:
A book with a sheep in it
A book with a sheep on the cover or "sheep" or "ewe" in the title or series (may be plurals but not part of another word)

Receive 1 Sheep. Your sheep will produce 1 Ball of Wool every Sunday.

~~~
Four books with at least one tree on the cover:
Age of Myth (The Legends of the First Empire, #1) by Michael J. Sullivan Snow & Rose by Emily Winfield Martin

A book with a mostly red cover:
Sorcerer to the Crown (Sorcerer Royal, #1) by Zen Cho

A book with doors on the cover:
The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert

A book with a sheep in it:
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

A book with a sheep on the cover or "sheep" or "ewe" in the title or series:


message 19: by Taylor (new)

Taylor | 87 comments Quest Accepted - Rocky the Rock

You know a lot of adventurers have pets... but cats and dogs and horses and bunnies and falcons and squirrels take things like food and water to stay alive. You prefer pets that do a little more giving than receiving. Plus, nothing says defense like something you could pile on top of each other about a million times to make a giant stone wall...

Acquire 5 pebbles to receive your very own Rocky the Rock pet. Rocky will subtract 1 attack point of any creature.

You may use another 5 pebbles to paint on a face and give Rocky real pet status. Rocky will then heal you 1 hp at the end of every battle.



message 20: by Taylor (new)

Taylor | 87 comments Attack Rock (1/10)

Many people might mock you for attempting to subdue the mighty rock. It's lasted for millions of years, who are you to try to best this foul beast? But you are not cowed by this formidable task. You will persevere!


Sir Taylor: Level 2, 12 HP, Level 0 Sword (0 AP), Level 1 Magic (3 AP)
Rock: 5 HP, 1 AP - reward: 10 XP, 3 gold, 1 pebble

Sir Taylor attacks the Rock with Magic Staff for 3 AP. Rock loses 3 HP, 2 HP remaining.

Rock attacks Sir Taylor for 1 AP. Sir Taylor loses 1 HP, 11 HP remaining.

Sir Taylor attacks the Rock with Magic Staff for 3 AP. Rock "dies"!

+10 XP
+3 gold
+1 pebble


message 21: by Taylor (new)

Taylor | 87 comments Level Up!

Sir Taylor is now Level 3 and gains 2 HP for a total of 14 HP.

12 XP needed for Level 4.


message 22: by Taylor (new)

Taylor | 87 comments Attack Rock (2/10)

Many people might mock you for attempting to subdue the mighty rock. It's lasted for millions of years, who are you to try to best this foul beast? But you are not cowed by this formidable task. You will persevere!


Sir Taylor: Level 3, 14 HP, Level 0 Sword (0 AP), Level 1 Magic (3 AP)
Rock: 10 HP, 3 AP - reward: 10 XP, 3 gold, 1 pebble

Sir Taylor attacks the Rock with Magic Staff for 3 AP. Rock loses 3 HP, 7 HP remaining.

Rock attacks Sir Taylor for 3 AP. Sir Taylor loses 3 HP, 11 HP remaining.

Sir Taylor attacks the Rock with Magic Staff for 3 AP. Rock loses 3 HP, 4 HP remaining.

Rock attacks Sir Taylor for 3 AP. Sir Taylor loses 3 HP, 8 HP remaining.

Sir Taylor attacks the Rock with Magic Staff for 3 AP. Rock loses 3 HP, 1 HP remaining.

Rock attacks Sir Taylor for 3 AP. Sir Taylor loses 3 HP, 5 HP remaining.

Sir Taylor attacks the Rock with Magic Staff for 3 AP. Rock "dies"!

+10 XP
+3 gold
+1 pebble


message 23: by Taylor (last edited Jul 11, 2016 11:25PM) (new)

Taylor | 87 comments Quest Accepted - Barbie's Ken

The local farmer's wife Barbie is a treasure trove of knowledge. Her ken reaches far and wide on various topics. She challenges you to a knowledgeathon. You accept despite your better judgement.

Barbie challenges you to best her in the following ways:
Read a scientific book.
Read a non-fiction book.
Read a book with a book on the cover.
Read a book where a main character is in college.
Read a book set at least 50 years in the future.

Complete 3/5 to beat Barbie at her own game. Receive 5 Experience for beating Barbie.

If you can complete all 5 you are named Ken Champion. Receive 5 more experience and 1 Potion Token for achieving ultimate ken.



message 24: by Taylor (last edited Aug 08, 2016 11:11AM) (new)


message 25: by Taylor (last edited Jul 14, 2016 12:13PM) (new)

Taylor | 87 comments Attack Brown Bat

The brown bats are much prettier than the black bats because of their grace, stamina and ability to make a lovely bat leather hat.


Sir Taylor: Level 3, 5/14 HP, Level 0 Sword (0 AP), Level 2 Magic (4 AP)
Brown Bat: 15 HP, 3 AP | Reward: 1 XP and 1 bat wing

Sir Taylor attacks the Brown Bat with Magic Staff for 4 AP. Brown Bat loses 4 HP, 11 HP remaining.

Brown Bat attacks Sir Taylor for 3 AP. Sir Taylor loses 3 HP, 2 HP remaining.

Sir Taylor uses Minor Heal Potion. Sir Taylor gains 5 HP, 7 HP remaining.

Sir Taylor attacks Brown Bat with Magic Staff for 4 AP. Brown Bat loses 4 HP, 7 HP remaining.

Brown Bat attacks Sir Taylor for 3 AP. Sir Taylor loses 3 HP, 4 HP remaining.

Sir Taylor attacks Brown Bat with Magic Staff for 4 AP. Brown Bat loses 4 HP, 3 HP remaining.

Brown Bat attacks Sir Taylor for 3 AP. Sir Taylor loses 3 HP, 1 HP remaining.

Sir Taylor attacks Brown Bat with Magic Staff for 4 AP. Brown Bat dies!

-1 minor heal potion
+1 XP
+1 bat wing

Last killed 14 Jul 16, available again 21 Jul 16.


message 26: by Taylor (last edited Jul 14, 2016 12:18PM) (new)

Taylor | 87 comments Attack Sewer Rat

The bane of all young heroes, the iconic sewer rat. Biting at ankles, he makes his presence known one nip and nibble at a time. Maximum hero level of 7. Sewer rats will flee from any hero level 8 and higher.


Sir Taylor: Level 3, 1/14 HP, Level 0 Sword (0 AP), Level 2 Magic (4 AP)
Sewer Rat: 5 HP, 3 AP | Reward: 1 XP

Sir Taylor uses Minor Heal Potion. Sir Taylor gains 5 HP, 6 HP remaining.

Sir Taylor attacks Sewer Rat with Magic Staff for 4 AP. Sewer Rat loses 4 HP, 1 HP remaining.

Sewer Rat attacks Sir Taylor for 3 AP. Sir Taylor loses 3 HP, 3 HP remaining.

Sir Taylor attacks Sewer Rat with Magic Staff for 4 AP. Sewer Rat dies!

-1 minor heal potion
+1 XP

Last killed 14 Jul 16, available again 21 Jul 16.


message 27: by Taylor (new)

Taylor | 87 comments Level Up!

Sir Taylor is now Level 4 and gains 2 HP for a total of 16 HP.

15 XP needed for Level 5.


message 28: by Taylor (new)

Taylor | 87 comments Attack Rock (3/10)

Many people might mock you for attempting to subdue the mighty rock. It's lasted for millions of years, who are you to try to best this foul beast? But you are not cowed by this formidable task. You will persevere!


Sir Taylor: Level 4, 16 HP, Level 0 Sword (0 AP), Level 2 Magic (4 AP)
Rock: 15 HP, 5 AP | Reward: 10 XP, 3 gold, 1 pebble

Sir Taylor attacks Rock with Magic Staff for 4 AP. Rock loses 4 HP, 11 HP remaining.

Rock attacks Sir Taylor for 5 AP. Sir Taylor loses 5 HP, 11 HP remaining.

Sir Taylor attacks Rock with Magic Staff for 4 AP. Rock loses 4 HP, 7 HP remaining.

Rock attacks Sir Taylor for 5 AP. Sir Taylor loses 5 HP, 6 HP remaining.

Sir Taylor attacks Rock with Magic Staff for 4 AP. Rock loses 4 HP, 3 HP remaining.

Rock attacks Sir Taylor for 5 AP. Sir Taylor loses 5 HP, 1 HP remaining.

Sir Taylor attacks Rock with Magic Staff for 4 AP. Rock "dies"!

+10 XP
+3 gold
+1 pebble


message 29: by Taylor (last edited Dec 14, 2018 09:56PM) (new)

Taylor | 87 comments Quest Completed - More Berries

Berry pies just don't taste very good after the first year. The innkeeper has asked you to help pick some more berries for her famous triple berry pie. You gladly agree in hopes of reaping some berry good rewards.

Spell out one of the following words with title, author, series, main character rules: YUM, BLUE, RASP, or STRAW. +1 Exp per letter, +2 Exp for completing a word (Max 1 word)

Also receive a 10 Hp instant heal upon completing the quest since berry pie has a restorative effect.

~~~
R - The Tiger's Daughter by K. Arsenault Rivera
A - The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh by Walt Disney Company
S - Savage Kingdom: The True Story of Jamestown, 1607, and the Settlement of America by Benjamin Woolley
P - Persuasion by Jane Austen

+10 HP
+ 6 XP


message 30: by Taylor (last edited Jul 21, 2016 12:27AM) (new)

Taylor | 87 comments Attack Rock (4/10)

Many people might mock you for attempting to subdue the mighty rock. It's lasted for millions of years, who are you to try to best this foul beast? But you are not cowed by this formidable task. You will persevere!


Sir Taylor: Level 4, 1/16 HP, Level 0 Sword (0 AP), Level 2 Magic (4 AP)
Rock: 20 HP, 7 AP | Reward: 10 XP, 3 gold, 1 pebble

Sir Taylor consumes Major Heal Potion. Sir Taylor gains 15 HP, 16 HP remaining.

Sir Taylor consumes Damage Potion. Sir Taylor gains 3 AP.

Sir Taylor attacks Rock with Magic Staff for 7 AP. Rock loses 7 HP, 13 HP remaining.

Rock attacks Sir Taylor for 7 AP. Sir Taylor loses 7 HP, 9 HP remaining.

Sir Taylor attacks Rock with Magic Staff for 7 AP. Rock loses 7 HP, 6 HP remaining.

Rock attacks Sir Taylor for 7 AP. Sir Taylor loses 7 HP, 2 HP remaining.

Sir Taylor attacks Rock with Magic Staff for 7 AP. Rock "dies"!

-1 major heal potion
-1 damage potion
+10 XP
+3 gold
+1 pebble


message 31: by Taylor (new)

Taylor | 87 comments Level Up!

Sir Taylor is now Level 5 and gains 2 HP for a total of 18 HP.

40 XP needed for Level 6.


message 32: by Taylor (last edited Jul 29, 2016 08:54AM) (new)

Taylor | 87 comments Attack Brown Bat

The brown bats are much prettier than the black bats because of their grace, stamina and ability to make a lovely bat leather hat.


Sir Taylor: Level 5, 18/18 HP, Level 0 Sword (0 AP), Level 2 Magic (4 AP), +3 AP (Damage Potion; lasts until 28 Jul 16)
Brown Bat: 15 HP, 3 AP | Reward: 1 XP and 1 bat wing

Sir Taylor attacks the Brown Bat with Magic Staff for 7 AP. Brown Bat loses 7 HP, 8 HP remaining.

Brown Bat attacks Sir Taylor for 3 AP. Sir Taylor loses 3 HP, 15 HP remaining.

Sir Taylor attacks Brown Bat with Magic Staff for 7 AP. Brown Bat loses 7 HP, 1 HP remaining.

Brown Bat attacks Sir Taylor for 3 AP. Sir Taylor loses 3 HP, 12 HP remaining.

Sir Taylor attacks Brown Bat with Magic Staff for 7 AP. Brown Bat dies!

+1 XP
+1 bat wing

Last killed 21 Jul 16, available again 28 Jul 16.


message 33: by Taylor (last edited Jul 21, 2016 12:36AM) (new)

Taylor | 87 comments Attack Greater Sewer Rat

The larger, stupider cousin of the average Sewer Rat. These rats are bigger, smellier and have beadier eyes.


Sir Taylor: Level 5, 12/18 HP, Level 0 Sword (0 AP), Level 2 Magic (4 AP), +3 AP (Damage Potion; expires 28 Jul 16)
Sewer Rat: 20 HP, 8 AP | Reward: 2 XP and 1 rat tail

Sir Taylor attacks the Sewer Rat with Magic Staff for 7 AP. Sewer Rat loses 7 HP, 13 HP remaining.

Sewer Rat attacks Sir Taylor for 8 AP. Sir Taylor loses 8 HP, 4 HP remaining.

Sir Taylor consumes Minor Heal Potion. Sir Taylor gains 5 HP, 9 HP remaining.

Sir Taylor attacks Greater Sewer Rat with Magic Staff for 7 AP. Sewer Rat loses 7 HP, 6 HP remaining.

Sewer Rat attacks Sir Taylor for 3 AP. Sir Taylor loses 3 HP, 6 HP remaining.

Sir Taylor attacks Greater Sewer Rat with Magic Staff for 7 AP. Sewer Rat dies!

-1 minor heal potion
+2 XP
+1 rat tail

Last killed 21 Jul 16, available again 28 Jul 16.


message 34: by Taylor (last edited Jul 31, 2016 02:55PM) (new)

Taylor | 87 comments Attack Sewer Rat

The bane of all young heroes, the iconic sewer rat. Biting at ankles, he makes his presence known one nip and nibble at a time. Maximum hero level of 7. Sewer rats will flee from any hero level 8 and higher.


Sir Taylor: Level 5, 6/18 HP, Level 0 Sword (0 AP), Level 2 Magic (4 AP), +3 AP (Damage Potion; expires 28 Jul 16)
Sewer Rat: 5 HP, 3 AP | Reward: 1 XP

Sir Taylor attacks Sewer Rat with Magic Staff for 7 AP. Sewer Rat dies!

+1 XP

Last killed 22 Jul 16, available again 29 Jul 16.


message 35: by Taylor (last edited Jul 31, 2016 02:56PM) (new)

Taylor | 87 comments Attack Brown Bat

The brown bats are much prettier than the black bats because of their grace, stamina and ability to make a lovely bat leather hat.


Sir Taylor: Level 5, 6/18 HP, Level 0 Sword (0 AP), Level 2 Magic (4 AP)
Brown Bat: 15 HP, 3 AP | Reward: 1 XP and 1 bat wing

Sir Taylor attacks the Brown Bat with Magic Staff for 4 AP. Brown Bat loses 4 HP, 11 HP remaining.

Brown Bat attacks Sir Taylor for 3 AP. Sir Taylor loses 3 HP, 3 HP remaining.

Sir Taylor consumes Major Heal Potion. Sir Taylor gains 15 HP, 18 HP remaining.

Sir Taylor attacks Brown Bat with Magic Staff for 4 AP. Brown Bat loses 4 HP, 7 HP remaining.

Brown Bat attacks Sir Taylor for 3 AP. Sir Taylor loses 3 HP, 15 HP remaining.

Sir Taylor attacks Brown Bat with Magic Staff for 4 AP. Brown Bat loses 4 HP, 3 HP remaining.

Brown Bat attacks Sir Taylor for 3 AP. Sir Taylor loses 3 HP, 12 HP remaining.

Sir Taylor attacks Brown Bat with Magic Staff for 4 AP. Brown Bat dies!

-1 major heal potion
+1 XP
+1 bat wing

Last killed 29 Jul 16, available again 5 Aug 16.


message 36: by Taylor (last edited Feb 13, 2017 03:17PM) (new)

Taylor | 87 comments Quest Completed - In the beginning zombies ate brains and more brains

This is it, your first zombie experience. You nervously wring your hands.... drat... this isn't going to go well. Zombies eat brains, you like your brains, they keep you alive and thinking and all that.

Well, the best way to beat the zombies is to learn some basic combat skills. Yes... that should probably be a pre-requisite to actually trying to kill something. Good plan.

Learn combat skills by reading combat books:

Read 1 book where someone is a soldier or in the military.
Read 1 book where someone kills someone else.


Reward: 1 basic shotgun, 3 experience.

~~~
A book where someone is a soldier or in the military:
A Passage to Shambhala by Jon Baird, Kevin Costner, and Rick Ross *

A book where someone kills someone else:
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

+3 XP
+1 Basic Shotgun


message 37: by Taylor (last edited Aug 08, 2016 11:17AM) (new)

Taylor | 87 comments Attack Brown Bat

The brown bats are much prettier than the black bats because of their grace, stamina and ability to make a lovely bat leather hat.


Sir Taylor: Level 5, 12/18 HP, Level 0 Sword (0 AP), Level 2 Magic (4 AP)
Brown Bat: 15 HP, 3 AP | Reward: 1 XP and 1 bat wing

Sir Taylor attacks the Brown Bat with Magic Staff for 4 AP. Brown Bat loses 4 HP, 11 HP remaining.

Brown Bat attacks Sir Taylor for 3 AP. Sir Taylor loses 3 HP, 9 HP remaining.

Sir Taylor attacks Brown Bat with Magic Staff for 4 AP. Brown Bat loses 4 HP, 7 HP remaining.

Brown Bat attacks Sir Taylor for 3 AP. Sir Taylor loses 3 HP, 6 HP remaining.

Sir Taylor attacks Brown Bat with Magic Staff for 4 AP. Brown Bat loses 4 HP, 3 HP remaining.

Brown Bat attacks Sir Taylor for 3 AP. Sir Taylor loses 3 HP, 3 HP remaining.

Sir Taylor attacks Brown Bat with Magic Staff for 4 AP. Brown Bat dies!

+1 XP
+1 bat wing

Last killed 8 Aug 16, available again 15 Aug 16.


message 38: by Taylor (last edited Jan 23, 2018 10:24AM) (new)

Taylor | 87 comments Quest Accepted - The Many Voices of Lady Zuzana

You walk into the square and see Lady Zuzana waiving her hands around trying to communicate with the merchant. You come closer and hear: "Do you speak English?" Merchant stares confused. "Mluvíš česky?" Still nothing. "Parlez-vous français?" Nothing. "Sprechen Sie Deutsch? Parla italiano? Fala português? ¿Habla usted español? Вы говорите по-русски? Govorite li hrvatski? Talar þú íslensku? Spreekt u Nederlands? Μιλάτε Ελληνικά;..." Lady Zuzana tries many different languages, but merchant still doesn't understand her.

To help Lady Zuzana in her communication with the merchant, read:
2 books originally written in your native language
2 books originally written in another language

Lady Zuzana will gladly pay 10 gold to find common language.

~~~
Books originally written in English:
1. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
2. Emma by Jane Austen

Mansfield Park by Jane Austen Emma by Jane Austen

Books originally written in another language:
1.
2.


message 39: by Taylor (last edited Aug 16, 2016 11:57PM) (new)

Taylor | 87 comments Quest Accepted - Lady Teresa in Tights

Lady Teresa comes into the Tavern very excited. 'Have you heard? We are going to have a real performance in the Theater. Some group is coming to town and they are going to preform for us. Look!' and she pushes torn ad into your hands. You look down and see advertisement for troupe called 'Men in Tights' that are going to preform their version of Robin Hood. Looking at the image below the title you see that all actors are male. 'This should be interesting' you think remembering Robin Hood story. 'I know! And there is a prize! If you can answer the quiz question, you get to meet the actors behind the stage! Don't you think that would be great? But, I can't figure out the answer. I looked everywhere but I can't find what are the actors names.' She looks at you sadly and you decide you'll try to help her.

To figure out actors' names you need to read 2 books written by male authors and two books where author uses only his/hers initials instead of full name. Lady Teresa will pay you 10 gold for backstage pass.
~~~
Books written by male authors:
1.
2.

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message 40: by Taylor (last edited Dec 14, 2018 10:40PM) (new)

Taylor | 87 comments Quest Accepted - Lady Cathy versus Rat Stew

After being badgered for months by Lady Tea, Lady Cathy finally decided she would go into The Tavern and try that rat stew. Everyone says it's delicious, but Lady Cathy is a lady and she'd never eat something so disgusting as rat. Actually, it's not her first try. A few months ago she did go to Tavern but when the time came to make an order she asked for ale. Just mentions of rat in stew makes her feel ill.

To help Lady Cathy to brave her disgust of our local delicacy, read:
A book tagged as cooking or food or with food on the cover
A book with recipes to find the perfect one for stew that Lady Cathy will like
A book where the letters R, A, T can be found together (in any order) in the title to make sure there is a rat ready
Something delicious

After making such perfect stew, serve it to Lady Cathy and she'll reward you with 10 gold.

~~~
A book tagged as cooking or food or with food on the cover:
Baby-led Weaning: Helping Your Baby to Love Good Food by Gill Rapley and Tracey Murkett

A book with recipes:

A book with the letters R, A, and T in the title in any order:
The First Muslim: The Story of Muhammad by Lesley Hazleton

A delicious book:
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen


message 41: by Taylor (new)

Taylor | 87 comments Quest Accepted - Something Old

Sometimes old things have value. An old coin preserves the history of the past. An old book preserves lore of the past. An old sandwich preserves.... well, most things have value.

Novel Kingdom is hosting it's first antique convention. You'd like to set up a booth to sell some of your older possessions in hopes that they're worth more than expected.

Sort your to-read list by date added. Gather 5 books that are either in the first 25 listed or that were added before 2015.

One of your antiques has hit gold! It's way more valuable than you thought. Receive 10 gold for your hidden treasure. Unfortunately, the others are more like sandwiches...

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5 of the 25 books that have been on your TBR shelf the longest:
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message 42: by Taylor (last edited Dec 14, 2018 10:43PM) (new)

Taylor | 87 comments Quest Accepted - The Steelers Gang

Lady Karsyn runs into the tavern! Her hair is amok, her dress is amok, her shoes are amok, she is just generally amok. You inquire as to the state of her amokness.

"I've just been robbed by the Steelers Gang! I've always admired them from afar. They're just wonderful to watch work. All precision and stamina. But this is taking things too far!"

You agree that it's much better to watch and hear about thieves than be the subject of such a situation. You decide you should try to help to ensure that Lady Karsyn wants to stay in Novel Kingdom for a longer visit.

Read:
2 books about thieves or where something is stolen to get into their mind
A book about a trap being set to set your plan in place
A book with 300-310 pages to set the timer on the trap and watch it fall into place

Lady Karsyn is so pleased with the return of her valuables that she gives you 10 gold for your help.

~~~
Books about thieves or in which something is stolen:
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A book in which a trap is set:
Aurorarama by Jean-Christophe Valtat

A book between 300 and 310 pages:


message 43: by Taylor (last edited Aug 10, 2019 04:49AM) (new)

Taylor | 87 comments Adventure Log #1

17 Aug 16
Exchanged 1 Potion Token for 1 Major Heal Potion.
Defeated a Brown Bat. Consumed 1 Major Heal Potion. Gained 1 XP and 1 Bat Wing. (view spoiler)

24 Aug 16
Used Pride and Prejudice for quest Lady Cathy versus Rat Stew. Still need a book tagged as cooking or food or with food on the cover, a book with recipes, and a book with the letters R, A, and T in the title in any order.
Used The Hobbit for quest From Ashes Comes My Bird. Still need 10 Salts, 5 Rat Tails, and 1 Bat Wing.
Used Birth Matters: A Midwife's Manifesta to heal 1 HP for 10/18 HP.
Defeated a Brown Bat. Gained 1 XP and 1 Bat Wing. (view spoiler)
Turned in 6 Bat Wings for quest From Ashes Comes My Bird. Still need 10 Salts and 5 Rat Tails.

27 Aug 16
Added A Natural History of Dragons to the Tote of Infinite Books.

10 Feb 17
Been a while! Added The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh , Baby-led Weaning: Helping Your Baby to Love Good Food , Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone , and Neverwhere to the Tote of Infinite Books.
Used Baby-led Weaning: Helping Your Baby to Love Good Food for quest Lady Cathy versus Rat Stew. Still need a book with recipes and a book with the letters R, A, and T in the title in any order.
Used Neverwhere for quest In the beginning zombies ate brains and more brains. Quest complete! Received a basic shotgun and 3 XP for 61/90 XP.
Accepted quest Assault and Battery.
Accepted quest Willy Wilder and the Vegetable Factory.
Accepted quest The Lantern to Light Your Way Home.
Accepted quest Birds of a Feather Probably Can't Fly Well.
Used The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh for quest More Berries. Received 1 XP for 62/90 XP. Still need books that conform to Spell-It-Out Rules for the letters R, S, and P.

13 Feb 17
Added Savage Kingdom: The True Story of Jamestown, 1607, and the Settlement of America to the Tote of Infinite Books.
Used Savage Kingdom: The True Story of Jamestown, 1607, and the Settlement of America for quest More Berries. Received 1 XP for 63/90 XP. Still need books that conform to Spell-It-Out Rules for the letters R and P.

18 Feb 17
Added Illustrated Grimm's Fairy Tales to the Tote of Infinite Books.
Used Illustrated Grimm's Fairy Tales for quest Birds of a Feather Probably Can't Fly Well. Still need three books with food on their covers and two books with birds on their covers.

1 Mar 17
Added Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets to the Tote of Infinite Books.

10 Mar 17
Added Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban to the Tote of Infinite Books.

19 Jan 18
Added Mansfield Park to the Tote of Infinite Books.
Leveled up Magic Staff to Level 3 using Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone , Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets , and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban .
Used Mansfield Park for quest The Many Voices of Lady Zuzana. Still need another book originally written in English and two books originally written in a different language.
Added Emma to the Tote of Infinite Books.

23 Jan 18
Used Emma for quest The Many Voices of Lady Zuzana. Still need two books originally written in a different language.

27 Feb 18
Added Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire to the Tote of Infinite Books.

1 Mar 18
Added Northanger Abbey to the Tote of Infinite Books.

12 Jun 18
Added An Elementary Study of Islam to the Tote of Infinite Books.

2 Jul 18
Added The First Muslim to the Tote of Infinite Books.
Used Northanger Abbey and An Elementary Study of Islam for quest Spock, Guardian of Forever. Still need a book that conforms to Spell-It-Out Rules for the letter O.

12 Jul 18
Added Persuasion to the Tote of Infinite Books.
Used Persuasion for quest More Berries. Still need a book that conforms to Spell-It-Out Rules for the letter R. Received 1 XP for 64/90 XP.

14 Dec 18
Added Sanditon and the Watsons , Aurorarama , Troublemaker , and The Tiger's Daughter to the Tote of Infinite Books.
Used The Tiger's Daughter for quest More Berries. Quest complete! Received 10 HP for 11/18 HP and 3 XP for 67/90 XP.
Accepted quest Art Extravaganza.
Accepted quest Robbing Robin Hood.
Used Emma for quest Robbing Robin Hood. Still need four Bat Wings.
Defeated a Brown Bat. Gained 1 XP and 1 Bat Wing. (view spoiler)
Used The Story of Muhammad for quest Lady Cathy versus Rat Stew. Still need a book with recipes.
Used Aurorarama for quest The Steeler's Gang. Still need two books about thieves or in which something is stolen, and a book with 300 to 310 pages.

4 Aug 19
Added Illustrated Stories From Around The World to the Tote of Infinite Books.
Used Illustrated Stories From Around The World for quest Willy Wilder and the Vegetable Factory. Still need a book with a vegetable on the cover, a vegetable in the title, a vegetarian character, and a character who cooks.
Added The Tropic of Serpents to the Tote of Infinite Books.
Leveled up Magic Staff to Level 4 using A Natural History of Dragons , The Tropic of Serpents , The Farthest Shore , and The Goblet of Fire .

Next Adventure Log:
Adventure Log #2


message 44: by Taylor (new)

Taylor | 87 comments Quest Accepted - Assault and Battery

You're a bit concerned about those running zombies you keep hearing about. So far everything's been rather calm.

Your basic shotgun was pretty good, but it's a bit slow on the reload, and those zombies are getting stronger fast. Maybe you should look around for something a bit more powerful, and maybe a good form of transportation.

Upgrade your weapon
- Read a book with 2 identical items on the cover
- Read a book where someone invents something
- Read a book with a car on the cover
- Read a book where someone runs out of batteries
- Acquire 1 machine gun clip

Reward: 1 Machine Gun, 1 Battery, 10 experience



message 45: by Taylor (last edited Aug 05, 2019 11:29AM) (new)

Taylor | 87 comments Quest Accepted - Willy Wilder and the Vegetable Factory

It's 2017 now and you can't just give kids chocolate all the time. There are vitamins and fat content and all sorts of things to consider. Therefore, Willy Wilder has chosen to close down his factory and open the first ever Vegetable Factory to the delight of modern children everywhere.

He's giving tours to 5 lucky children! Can you get your own ticket to visit?

- Open loads of Dizzy Carrot Crunches - Read a book with a vegetable on the cover.
- Open tons of Crazy Cucumber Surprises - Read a book with a vegetable in the title.
- Hire a factory to open millions of Lettuce Lights - Read a book with a vegetarian.
- Eat as many Enormous Eggplants as you can - Read a book where someone cooks.
- Open the only Zany Zucchini that you can find - Read a book where someone doesn't have enough food.

Receive 10 experience and 2 Major Heal Potions.

~~~
A book with a vegetable on the cover:

A book with a vegetable in the title:

A book with a vegetarian character:

A book with a character who cooks:

A book with a character who doesn't have enough food:
Illustrated Stories From Around The World


message 46: by Taylor (last edited Feb 18, 2017 10:21PM) (new)

Taylor | 87 comments Quest Accepted - The Lantern to Light Your Way Home

Your house looks very dark at night. Very dark indeed. The shadows linger on the steps and under the windows. A sinking feeling forms in the bottom of your stomach as you realize that your home is a prime target for thieves and other ninjas of the night.

Light would fix the shadows, you think.

Create a lamppost for your front yard. You may complete this even without a house, but it will be a lonely lamppost.

- Read 5 500+ page books to build the post.
- Read 1 book with a light on the cover to light the lamppost.

Reward: 10 experience, 1 Mercenary Coupon

~~~
Five 500+ page books:

A book with a light on the cover:


message 47: by Taylor (last edited Feb 18, 2017 10:15PM) (new)

Taylor | 87 comments Quest Accepted - Birds of a Feather Probably Can't Fly Well

A scrawny little bird hops along the pathway. Hop, hop. It looks ridiculous. Almost all of it's feathers are gone, it's tiny and hungry looking.

You look back to your lunch and sigh. This bird needs your last bit of sandwich way more than you do. You take the last little bit of bread and toss it out in front of the bird. He looks startled, then grabs the tiny morsel, gobbles it up then flies away.

You look behind and see a beautiful Bird Feather lying behind where the bird was. This gives you an idea.

Befriend the poor bird by feeding him bits of sandwich. Each meal must be at least a week apart from the last.

To feed the bird, read 1 book with food on the cover and 1 book with a bird on the cover.

Feed the bird 3 times to befriend it. (No feathers are obtained until the bird has been befriended.)

Receive 4 Experience and a bird friend. Your befriended bird will come visit every Sunday and leave behind 1 Bird Feather. You may feed him again during the week to receive extra feathers.

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First Feeding:
Food -
Bird - Illustrated Grimm's Fairy Tales by Ruth Brocklehurst

Second Feeding:
Food -
Bird -

Third Feeding:
Food -
Bird -


message 48: by Taylor (new)

Taylor | 87 comments Quest Accepted - Art Extravaganza

The Queen is setting up her annual Novel Kingdom Show of the Arts. She'd like you to help organize the paintings into pairings pleasing to the eye.

Your job is to help organize the paintings. Start with a book, choose an alternative cover then choose another book with a similar cover to the alternative one. You may link up to 5 books together. (+2 exp for 2 books, +1 more experience for 3 books, +2 more experience for 4 books, +3 more experience for 5 books)

Note: You may use one of the covers from the edition you've read but you don't have to. Books with only one cover are not eligible for the quest however you may use covers from another language of the book.



message 49: by Taylor (last edited Aug 10, 2019 05:19AM) (new)

Taylor | 87 comments Quest Accepted - Robbing Robin Hood

Robin Hood has lost his hood! You never thought you'd see the day but some bandits on the road got the best of him and that place way down low got frozen over. You can barely stand to see him looking so sad and miserable. A local tailor offers to help but needs some leather to form into a new hat.

Provide 4 bat wings for leather and read a book with 6 or less characters in the title to provide a thin string of thread for sewing them all together. Receive 5 experience for re-hooding Mr. Robin.
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A book with 6 or fewer characters in the title
Emma by Jane Austen


message 50: by Taylor (last edited Oct 18, 2021 09:12AM) (new)

Taylor | 87 comments Adventure Log #2

Previous Adventure Log:
Adventure Log #1

10 August 19
Added Into The Dragon’s Maw to the Tote of Infinite Books.
Hired the mercenary Lady Ysmay through 16 Aug 19. Spent 1 Mercenary Coupon.
Defeated a Sewer Rat. Gained 1 XP. (view spoiler)
Defeated a Brown Bat. Gained 1 XP and 1 Bat Wing. (view spoiler)
Accepted quest Practice Makes Perfect.
Accepted quest Two Empty Halves of Coconuts.
Accepted quest One Shield to Rule Them All.
Accepted quest Lady Rachel's Debut.
Accepted quest Sticks and Stones May Build a House.
Used Sanditon and The Watsons for quest Two Empty Halves of Coconuts.
Defeated a Goblin. Gained 1 XP and 1 Goblin Bone. (view spoiler)

15 July 2020
Added Three Dark Crowns , One Dark Throne , and Queens of Fennbirn to the Tote of Infinite Books.
Used Queens of Fennbirn for quest Sticks and Stones May Build a House.

23 October 2020
Added Elantris and The Last Wish to the Tote of Infinite Books.
Used The Last Wish for quest Sticks and Stones May Build a House.
Defeated a Goblin. Gained 1 XP and 1 Goblin Bone. (view spoiler)

24 October 2020
Added White Sand, Volume 1 to the Tote of Infinite Books.
Used White Sand, Volume 1 for quest Practice Makes Perfect.
Defeated a Sewer Rat. Gained 1 XP. (view spoiler)

2 November 2020
Added White Sand, Volume 2 , White Sand, Volume 3 , and Sword of Destiny to the Tote of Infinite Books.
Defeated a Sewer Rat. Gained 1 XP. (view spoiler)
Used Sword of Destiny for quest Practice Makes Perfect.
Used Troublemaker and Into The Dragon’s Maw for quest Quick! Lies!.

9 November 2020
Defeated a Sewer Rat. Gained 1 XP. (view spoiler)

10 November 2020
Added Botanical Folk Tales of Britain and Ireland to the Tote of Infinite Books.
Used Botanical Folk Tales of Britain and Ireland for quest Sticks and Stones May Build a House.

16 November 2020
Added The Final Empire to the Tote of Infinite Books.
Defeated a Sewer Rat. Gained 1 XP. (view spoiler)

23 November 2020
Added Illustrated Stories from Shakespeare to the Tote of Infinite Books.
Defeated a Sewer Rat. Gained 1 XP. (view spoiler)
Used Illustrated Stories from Shakespeare for quest One Shield to Rule Them All.

12 October 2021
Added Snow & Rose and Once & Future to the Tote of Infinite Books.
Used Snow & Rose for quest You Can't Close the Doors If They're Not Built.
Used Once & Future for quest Practice Makes Perfect.

18 October 2021
Added Blood of Elves to the Tote of Infinite Books.
Used Blood of Elves for quest Quick! Lies!.


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