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NOTICE BOARD
Updates to the quests, monsters and storyline will be posted here.


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Update for February

Quests Expiring 2/15/15
(2/15/15 will be the last day to finish these)
Gather Berries
(view spoiler)

Gather Bones
(view spoiler)

Quests Starting 2/1/15
(books may be used from before 2/1/15 if they're not used for something else)

Valentines Day Feast
(view spoiler)

Date Night - Expired 4/15/15
(view spoiler)

Gift of Love - Expired 4/15/15
(view spoiler)

Alchemy
(view spoiler)

A Toy for Hadley
(view spoiler)

Gather More Bones!
(view spoiler)

New Monster Sighting 2/1/15
A new uncommon monster has been sighted in the woods surrounding Novel Kingdom.

Big Heart - A large pinkish Yeti that only shows up during Hallmark holidays. It has a big heart and a soft spot for weakness. Use your weaker (lower level) weapon for an additional 2 damage. If your weapons are the same strength either may be used. (Population: 2)
4 Attack 40 Health - Reward: 3 Experience, 1 Find Items Potion (You found the yeti, now let the yeti find other things).



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Update 2 for February


Quests Starting 2/1/15
(books may be used from before 2/1/15 if they're not used for something else)

The Queens New Clothing
(view spoiler)

Rescue Kitty
(view spoiler)

Time For the Dead
(view spoiler)

The Academy - Expires 7/15/15
(view spoiler)


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Update for March

Quests Expiring 3/15/15
(3/15/15 will be the last day to finish these)

Rare Gems
(view spoiler)

Healing
(view spoiler)

Quests Starting 3/1/15
(books may be used from before 3/1/15 if they're not used for something else)

Robbing Robin Hood
(view spoiler)

A Fairy Odd Path
(view spoiler)

Two Empty Halves of Coconuts
(view spoiler)

Boast the Most
(view spoiler)

A Tavern Delicacy
(view spoiler)

The Kindness of Strangers - Thanks to Margaret for the quest!
(view spoiler)

Everybody Lies
(view spoiler)


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Midas Quests Starting 3/1/15
(books may be used from before 3/1/15 if they're not used for something else)
Midas quests are a new form of quests that provide gold to the adventurer. Gold may be used when the travelling caravans come to town and used to purchase equipment, potions and other goodies.

Run Alex Run!
(view spoiler)

Lady Kelly's Missing Quests
(view spoiler)

The Many Voices of Lady Zuzana
(view spoiler)

Ser Amanda's Cryptic Caper
(view spoiler)

Lady Rachel's Debut
(view spoiler)


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Special Update for March
in remembrance

Spock Guardian of Forever
(view spoiler)


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Update for April

Monster Updates Starting 4/1/15
A new breed of Sewer Rat has moved in, the aptly named Greater Sewer Rat now makes his home in the sewers of Novel Kingdom. After countless deaths of sewer rats, Darwinian evolution has been proven and Sewer Rats will now flee from any hero Level 8 and higher. Greater Sewer Rats have smaller brains and will still attack anyone.

Greater Sewer Rat - The larger, stupider cousin of the average Sewer Rat. These rats are bigger, smellier and have beadier eyes.
8 Attack 20 Health - Reward: 2 Experience, 1 Rat Tail


Quests Expiring 4/15/15
(4/15/15 will be the last day to finish these)
• Timewalker
• Date Night
• Gift of Love

Quests Starting 4/1/15
(books may be used from before 4/1/15 if they're not used for something else)

The Easter Bilby
(view spoiler)

The Academy - History
(view spoiler)

Crazy Cat Lady
(view spoiler)

The Sandwich is always Greener on the Other Side
(view spoiler)

Sticks and Stones may Build a House
(view spoiler)

Death's Requests
(view spoiler)


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Midas Quests Starting 4/1/15
(books may be used from before 4/1/15 if they're not used for something else)
Midas quests are a new form of quests that provide gold to the adventurer. Gold may be used when the travelling caravans come to town and used to purchase equipment, potions and other goodies.

Sir Zee's High Flying Adventure
(view spoiler)

Sir Audrey Jane Break-in
(view spoiler)

Lady Shanna and the Case of the Blueberries
(view spoiler)

Lady Dani Lost and Found
(view spoiler)


message 11: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (last edited Apr 26, 2015 10:13AM) (new)

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Update for May

Monster Updates Starting 5/1/15
Drop Bears are part of a new class of creature that spawn a specific number each week or month. The number will always reset either on Sunday (weekly creatures) or the 1st of the month (monthly creatures).
• Drop Bear - A cute cuddly little creature with vicious man eating teeth dripping blood. Makes a great steak and is good for increasing iron levels. (Weekly)
8 Attack 15 Health - Reward: 1 Experience, 1 Drop Bear Meat

Quests Expiring 5/15/15
(5/15/15 will be the last day to finish these)
• Alchemy
• Valentines Day Feast
• A Toy for Hadley
• Gather More Bones!

Quests Starting 5/1/15
(books may be used from before 5/1/15 if they're not used for something else)

Kitchen
(view spoiler)

Drop Bear Feast
(view spoiler)

New Gang in Town
(view spoiler)

The Academy - Literature
(view spoiler)

Spice Exchange - Repeatable Quest
(view spoiler)

Picking Herbs - Repeatable Quest
(view spoiler)

Questanomics
(view spoiler)

Tavern Games
(view spoiler)


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Midas Quests Starting 5/1/15
(books may be used from before 5/1/15 if they're not used for something else)

Lady Teresa in Tights
(view spoiler)

Ser Rebecca's Private Performance
(view spoiler)

Lady Tea in Wonderland
(view spoiler)

Lady Eni's Cinnamon Sticks
(view spoiler)

Sir Reva's Forecasting
(view spoiler)


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Update for June

Quests Expiring 6/15/15
(6/15/15 will be the last day to finish these)
• The Queens New Clothing
• Rescue Kitty
• Time For the Dead
• Boast the Most
• A Tavern Delicacy

Quests Starting 6/1/15
(books may be used from before 6/1/15 if they're not used for something else)

Spring Cleaning
(view spoiler)

Quick! Lies!
(view spoiler)

Mesomegomediment
(view spoiler)

Art Extravaganza
(view spoiler)

Here Birdy Birdy
(view spoiler)


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Midas Quests Starting 6/1/15
(books may be used from before 6/1/15 if they're not used for something else)

Sir Nancy of the Helen's Game of Choice
(view spoiler)

Lady Cait's Streak
(view spoiler)


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Plague Outbreak!


Lady Tea and Lady Kelly have returned from their travels abroad. Unfortunately, they did not maintain quarantine procedures and have brought back the plague to Novel Kingdom. So far it appears to only be affecting the animals of the kingdom. Sadly, sewer rats and other creatures seem immune and there is no decrease in their population. Until this plague is contained horses, rabbits, cats, squirrels, falcons and any other domesticated pet will be unable to perform their usual functions. Any new pet acquisitions do not have immunity unless provided a cure.

Dr. Cottage has been called in to assist in eradicating this plague and is hard at work.

The local shaman, Lazarus, is willing to brew individual cures if people provide the ingredients and a small donation (2 gold) for his time. He will be at the tavern waiting to assist those with the right ingredients. All ingredients must be no older than 1 month (read/acquired 5/16/15 or later).

The caravan has sent word that they are avoiding Novel Kingdom until the plague has been contained.

HORSE CURE
• 1 horse hair - read a book whose title or author starts with an H with a orange/yellow cover
• 1 herb
• 1 tankard of water (body of water on the cover)
• 1 Heal potion

RABBIT CURE
• 1 lucky rabbit foot - read a book whose title or author starts with an R with a green cover
• 1 carrot (book with orange cover)
• 1 ear of corn (book that is corny)
• 1 Heal potion

CAT CURE
• 1 hairball - read a book whose title or author starts with an C with a red cover
• 1 catnip (read a book where someone has an addiction)
• 1 crocodile tear (read a book where someone does something impossible)

SQUIRREL CURE
• 1 bundle of nuts - read a book whose title or author starts with an S with a brown cover
• 1 nut

FALCON CURE
• 1 falcon feather - read a book whose title or author starts with an F with a grey/black/white cover
• 1 eye of newt (close-up eye on cover)


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 Novel Kingdom Announcement


The Great Novel Dragon has been slain! Sir Reva has rid the land of this beast and the people rejoice! Queen Skye has proclaimed June 12th to be Dragon Day.

However, all is not right in Novel Kingdom. The sudden void in power has upset the balance of the monsters. It has attracted the notice of an evil wizard from a neighboring region.

Drachen Naxxremis has chosen this opportunity to climb the ranks in villainhood and establish himself as supreme overlord of Novel Kingdom. His evil plan centers around his ability to summon terrible beasts from the very pages from whence they came.

Novel Kingdom's inhabitants are rather upset with the local heroes. "Why couldn't you leave the Great Novel Dragon alone!" they cry. "What did it ever do to you?" The heroes are understandably upset at this change of attitude towards them and immediately launch plans to stop this new evil in hopes that better times will return.


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Update for July
Monster Updates Starting 7/1/15
Rare Monster
The Jabberwocky - A creature that exists in an inverted world filled with neologisms. This creature destroys the laws of the local universe. Your weapons are both only as effective as when they were new (Level 0). Damage enhancements, items and creatures still add to the attack power.
20 Attack 100 Health - Reward: 40 Experience, Red Gem of Power (used in a future quest)

Quests Starting 7/1/15
(books may be used from before 7/1/15 if they're not used for something else)

Ubiety in Perpetuity
(view spoiler)

They Vant to Suck your Blood
(view spoiler)

The Academy - Geography
(view spoiler)

Hot or Not
(view spoiler)

Collect them All
(view spoiler)

Relay Race
(view spoiler)


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Midas Quests Starting 7/1/15
(books may be used from before 7/1/15 if they're not used for something else)

Sir Angel's Story
(view spoiler)

Lady Gesa's Rumbly Tummy
(view spoiler)


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Update for August
Monster Updates Starting 8/1/15
Rare Monster
The Hydra - The fearsome creature suffering a severe case of polycephalys has escaped from the Gladiator Games cages. All the gladiators are busy reading to prepare for the games and have let the creature rampage free throughout the kingdom. Each of the 7 heads must be slain and can be done as an independent battle. However each time a head is slain, the attack power of the remaining heads increases by 1.
End Reward: Blue Gem of Power

The Hydra - Lust - This head craves your weapons. It's attack is based on the attack of your highest weapon. (Not including modifiers.)
?? Attack 100 Health - Reward: 40 Experience, 2 Minor Poison Potions

The Hydra - Gluttony - This head absorbs everything around it, including your health potions! For every health potion used, the monster heals half the potions healing (rounded down). (e.g. Drink potion to cure 15 hp, monster heals 7 hp.)
15 Attack 100 Health - Reward: 40 Experience, 1 Duplication Potion

The Hydra - Greed - This head loves everything so much that it doesn't notice the danger in things. Damage from all weapons is halved for this monster. However, you may throw a nut at it to lower it's guard and hit for full damage for a turn. (One nut per turn.)
15 Attack 150 Health - Reward: 40 Experience, 2 Major Heal Potions

The Hydra - Sloth - Everything just kind of blends together for this head, it's not worth it to keep specifics straight. Your attack power for this head will be based on average of weapons (e.g. staff is at 9, sword is at 5, attack power is 7).
15 Attack 100 Health - Reward: 40 Experience, 1 Weakening Potion

The Hydra - Wrath - This head gets extremely angry when it's killed so you must kill it just so or it won't work. The health points of this monster bounce at the bottom. (e.g. Monster has 3 HP left, attack for 7, 3-7 = -4, Monster now has 4 HP, attack for 5, monster now has 1 hp, the monster must hit 0 hp exactly to die)
15 Attack 103 Health - Reward: 40 Experience, 1 Damage Potion

The Hydra - Envy - This head is only vulnerable to things that it envies that you have. The magic staff and sword hit for no damage by level or starting attack on this monster. It may only be damaged by additive damage such as poisons, pets and other damage increasing items.
15 Attack 75 Health - Reward: 40 Experience, 1 Transmogrification Potion

The Hydra - Pride - This head reacts to a strong presence unfettered by weaker things close to it. Your attack power for this head will be based on highest weapon minus lowest weapon (e.g. staff at 9, sword at 5, attack power is 4).
15 Attack 100 Health - Reward: 40 Experience, 1 Pet Plus Potion

Quests Starting 8/1/15
(books may be used from before 8/1/15 if they're not used for something else)

One Shield to Rule Them All
(view spoiler)

Scrounger Hunt
(view spoiler)

Alchemy That!
(view spoiler)

If it Sounds like a Horse...
(view spoiler)

The First Puppy of Novel Kingdom
(view spoiler)

Tournament of Alka
(view spoiler)


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Midas Quests Starting 8/1/15
(books may be used from before 8/1/15 if they're not used for something else)

Captain Morgan and the Tower of Books
(view spoiler)

Lady Cathy versus The Rat Stew
(view spoiler)


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Second Update for August

Quests Starting 8/1/15
(books may be used from before 8/1/15 if they're not used for something else)

The second-somewhat-monthlyish Scrounger Hunt
(view spoiler)


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Update for September
Monster Updates Starting 9/1/15
Rare Monster
The Swarm - The swarm is ruled by a Queen Bee. Every turn she will call upon her drones to assist her. The number of drones that come to her aid each turn is equal to the number of creatures currently attacking. (Example: Only Queen Bee, next round will have Queen Bee and 1 Drone. If there is a Queen Bee and 7 Drones, next round will have Queen Bee and 15 Drones (7+8)) Each round you may only attack one creature unless you are using area of attack abilities, then your attack hits all creatures currently in the battle.
Queen Bee: 20 Attack 100 Health
Drone Bee: 4 Attack 10 Health
Reward: 40 Experience, White Gem of Power

Quests Starting 9/1/15
(books may be used from before 9/1/15 if they're not used for something else)

A fly, a kitten and a cow walk into a bar....
(view spoiler)

Idiots and their Idioms
(view spoiler)

Slingshot: The Art of Manliness
(view spoiler)


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Update for October
Monster Updates Starting 10/1/15
Uncommon Monster - Minor Hidden
Woollymark - A strange thin creature that is so thin he is hidden when sideways. It is very furry and has been almost hunted to extinction to be made into soft bookmarks for discriminating readers.
7 Attack 50 Health
(Population: 3)
Reward: 15 Experience, 10 Gold

Rare Monster
The Thesaurus - The Thesaurus is a terrible treasure seeking dinosaur who feasts upon words like ants upon a sweet meatball. This dinosaur fears unusual words because it cannot find anything similar to them! Each round you may throw an unusual word at the monster to reduce its attack by half. Throwing a word uses the book and only one word may be used per book.
30 Attack 150 Health
Reward: 40 Experience, Green Gem of Power

Quests Starting 10/1/15
(books may be used from before 10/1/15 if they're not used for something else)

You're all nuts! - Repeatable Quest
(view spoiler)

Clinomaniac
(view spoiler)

1600 Count Rat-Tail Sheets
(view spoiler)

Scrounging is as Scrounging does
(view spoiler)

Essentially Oils
(view spoiler)

Baby Baby Toil and Trouble
(view spoiler)


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Update for October 2 - Birthday Update
Monster Updates Starting 10/19/15
Uncommon Monster
Rock - 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!
1 (+2 per Rock already killed) Attack 5 (+5 per Rock already killed) Health
(Population: 10)
Reward: 10 Experience, 3 Gold, 1 Pebble

Quests Starting 10/19/15
(books may be used from before 10/19/15 if they're not used for something else)

Rocky the Rock
(view spoiler)


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Update for November
Monster Updates Starting 11/1/15
Uncommon Monster
A Pain Giant - A pain giant is really nothing more than a giant pain. They're very aptly named and sadly very painful. At least there's still quite a few of them about because of their general disagreeability.
5 Attack (+1 per giant killed) 50 Health
(Population: 10)
Reward: 5 Experience, 1 Potion Token (may be exchanged at Jack and Jill's for any potion)

Rare Monster
The Queens - The Queen of Hearts has been banished from Wonderland. In her wanderings she has stumbled across the Queens of Spades, Clubs and Diamonds. Defeating all 4 of a kind is a very rare and powerful hand. All 4 Queens must be fought at the same time. Only one may be attacked per turn (unless an area of effect spell is in affect.)
Queen of Hearts - 10 attack 125 HP
Queen of Spades - 15 attack 100 HP
Queen of Clubs - 20 attack 75 HP
Queen of Diamonds - 5 attack 150 HP

Reward: 75 Experience, Purple Gem of Power

Quests Starting 11/1/15
(books may be used from before 11/1/15 if they're not used for something else)

Practice Makes Perfect
(view spoiler)

A Nap is Always a Good Idea
(view spoiler)

5,000 Leagues Under the Sea
(view spoiler)

Something Old
(view spoiler)

The Power of Blue
(view spoiler)


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Update for December
Monster Updates Starting 12/1/15
Common Monster
Logophilic Lemur - These are the termites of Novel Kingdom. They are everywhere! They have chewed their way through an adverb forest and a whole crop of newly sprouted adjectives.
15 Attack 35 Health - Reward: 2 Experience, 1 Gold

Rare Monster
Plague Bringer - Disease is spreading through the kingdom. The pages are blackening and curling. Smoke is rising through various areas. Fear the Plague Bringer who brings sickness to all.
25 attack 400 HP - The plague bringer causes Disease Level 1 will lower your maximum health points by 1 every round. Disease is cured automatically a week after the last infection.

Reward: 75 Experience, 10 Potion Tokens (may be exchanged at Jack and Jill's for any potion), 20 Gold

Quests Starting 12/1/15
(books may be used from before 12/1/15 if they're not used for something else)

Tell No Tales
(view spoiler)

Deck the Halls with Scrounged Items
(view spoiler)

The Power of Green
(view spoiler)

The Steelers Gang
(view spoiler)


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Update for January
Monster Updates Starting 1/1/16
Timed Monster
Merely Kats - (Hidden) These adorable little cats can pop out of of the ground and survey the land. However, they are not sufficiently adorable to have their own television show. Therefore, they can be killed for their soft fuzzy skin without public outrage. (1 Monthly)
20 Attack 50 Health - Reward: 5 Experience, 1 Potion Token, 1 Merely Kat Pelt

Rare Monster
Correction Fluid - This oozing white monster flows over the pages of books, over the hills and valleys and seeps into the deepest part of your soul leaving only sickly whiteness. If you thought a black soul was bad, it's nothing compared to a white-out soul. The emptiness inside is truly horrifying.
10 attack (+5 per round, first increase on second round) 300 HP - Correction Fluid will slowly wipe out your entire existence. Each round parts of your heroes life will be erased. At the end of each round the topmost item(s) that your hero has will be wiped out and you will be unable to use it. If you do not have a particular item or it has already been erased, skip it and go to the next item. The correction fluid will wear off of your items one week after it is applied.
- Puppy
- Horse
- Growth Weapon Enhancement bauble
- Shield
- Slingshot
- All Health Gems (HP lowers by amount of Health Gem loss)
- Orb of Fire and Orb of Earth
- (repeat til end of fight) 2 levels of each weapon (does not go below level 0)


Reward: 60 Experience, 10 Potion Tokens (may be exchanged at Jack and Jill's for any potion), 30 Gold

Quests Starting 1/1/16
(books may be used from before 1/1/16 if they're not used for something else)

Threat of Fire: High
(view spoiler)

The Addict in Me
(view spoiler)

Ring in the New Scrounged Items
(view spoiler)

The Power of White
(view spoiler)

More Berries
(view spoiler)


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Update for February
Monster Updates Starting 2/1/16
Uncommon Monster
Baby Book - Population 3 - These little cute booklings are freshly hatched. They're cute but have a mean bite and a vicious right hook.
15 Attack 30 Health - Reward: 5 Experience, 1 Potion Token

Rare Monster
Rare Binding - The origin of this monster is found deep in anthropodermic bibliopegy. His pre-book life began as an apprentice to the evil Drachen Naxxremis. His lifeline was cut short by an unfortunate accident involving spiritual scissors. Drachen hated to lose trained apprentices and turned him into a magical book to continue his apprenticeship.
** attack 500 HP - The Rare Binding uses blood magic to fight. His attack will be based off your health points at the beginning of the current round. (Before health potions have been used and before your attack for the round). He also has an attack modifier that grows his attack by 1 each round (the first round will have a modifier of 0.)

Reward: 75 Experience, 4 Potion Tokens (may be exchanged at Jack and Jill's for any potion), 15 Gold, 1 Magic Book

Quests Starting 2/1/16
(books may be used from before 2/1/16 if they're not used for something else)

The Blackest Eye
(view spoiler)

Merely The Softest
(view spoiler)

The Power of Red
(view spoiler)

Schoolmarm
(view spoiler)

Taste the Rainbow
(view spoiler)


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Leprechauns have invaded Novel Kingdom! Help Quest Mistress Kelly regain control of the kingdom.

Join the fight!

-Leprechaun Coins are part of the Leprechaun Event for NBRC and will not be used in the Novel RPG.
-Books used in the Leprechaun RPG may not be used in Novel RPG and vice versa.
-Books used in the Leprechaun RPG may be used in other challenges and events running for the Leprechaun event.
-Books may only be used once in the Leprechaun RPG quests.


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                Logo Design by FlamingText.com

For players starting January 1st, 2016 and later, the citizens of Novel Kingdom would like to welcome you with your very own handy dandy welcome basket!

Contents:
• 5 Potion Tokens
• 10 Gold
• 3 Minor Heal Potions
• 1 Time Walking Potion
• 1 Shield Potion
• 1 Mercenary Coupon - Hire one mercenary free for a week
• Up to 15 books read in the 12 months prior to starting



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Update for March

Quests Starting 3/1/16
(books may be used from before 3/1/16 if they're not used for something else)

Stress Relief - Thanks to Daphne for the quest.
(view spoiler)

Head over to the Backroom for an additional quest.


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Update for April
Monster Updates Starting 4/1/16

Rare Monster
The Cliffhanger - The Cliffhanger is a foul beast, making even the best of heroes flip flop on their view of the world. It increases anxiety to a frantic level and at the bottom, a terrible fate.
100 attack 100 HP - The Cliffhanger switches its hp and attack at the end of each round.

Reward: 50 Experience, 6 Potion Tokens (may be exchanged at Jack and Jill's for any potion), 15 Gold

Quests Starting 4/1/16
(books may be used from before 4/1/16 if they're not used for something else)

The Future Present is Now
(view spoiler)

Spring Forth from Randomness - Thanks to Shanna
(view spoiler)

The Power of Purple
(view spoiler)

The Kitchen That Cleans Itself
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Update for May

Quests Starting 5/10/16
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May all your Scrounges be Scroungiferous
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Update for June

Quests Starting 6/1/16
(books may be used from before 6/1/16 if they're not used for something else)

From the Pieces Comes Greatness
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Barbie's Ken
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Update for July

Quests Starting 7/1/16
(books may be used from before 7/1/16 if they're not used for something else)

From Ashes Comes My Bird
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You Can't Close the Doors if They're Not Built
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Birds of a Feather Probably Can't Fly Well
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A Piece of Dirt to Call your Own - Repeatable
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To Plant a Garden is to Believe in Tomorrow - Repeatable
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Update for August
Monster Updates Starting 8/1/16

Zombie pictures

Zombies have invaded Novel Kingdom!
Television, the bane of book readers everywhere, has turned some of the populous of Paperville into zombies. Early sightings have reported that they are headed towards Novel Kingdom to eliminate reading everywhere! Complete quests to gain weapons to defeat the zombie horde. Zombies must be destroyed in order.

Rare Monsters
Note for All Zombies Every attack that a zombie does infects with zombcrosis, a disease that causes health potions to fail. Attacking the zombie with Life magik will reverse the zombcrosis and allow healing before the next zombie attack. Zombcrosis heals naturally a week after being infected.

Crawler Zombie (#1) - (Element Death) The easiest of the zombie horde. Barely able to move, they are easy targets to take out first.
10 attack 30 HP - Requires basic shotgun.

Reward: 5 Experience, 3 gold, 1 potion token, 1 machine gun clip

Shambler Zombie (#2) - (Element Death) This zombie is slightly more challenging. It can stumble along and can be dangerous if you fall but it can be easily escaped from.
20 attack 75 HP - Requires machine gun

Reward: 10 Experience, 6 gold, 2 potion tokens, 1 marshmallow

Walker Zombie (#3) - (Element Death) This zombie starts to ratchet up the difficulty. It can catch up to you while you try to get away in the stupid car that won't start even though the gas is full and it's in working order and you really think this is just for building suspense.
60 attack 200 HP - Requires marshmallow gun

Reward: 30 Experience, 12 gold, 4 potion tokens, 1 Alice in Zombieland book.

Runner Zombie (#4) - (Element Death) One of the most difficult zombies, especially if you can't run very fast. It was nice knowing you.
100 attack 500 HP - Requires spirit form.

Reward: 60 Experience, 20 gold, 8 potion tokens, 1 Record

Thriller Zombie (#5) - (Element Death) These zombies were turned at a Michael Jackson party and something strange stuck in their brains..... the real danger here is that you get caught up in the song and get eaten while dancing the night away.
200 attack 1000 HP - Requires thrilling earmuffs.

Reward: 100 Experience, 50 gold, 4 mercenary tickets, 12 potion tokens, 1 Book of Magik.

Quests Starting 8/1/16
(books may be used from before 8/1/16 if they're not used for something else)

In the beginning zombies ate brains and more brains
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Assault and Batteries
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Step it Up
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The White Rabbit
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The Thrilling Conclusion
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Live and Let Life Magik
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The Art of Wisping - Repeatable
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Update for September
Monster Updates Starting 9/1/16

Timed Monsters
Nook Squirrel - (Element Air) (Weekly) The nook squirrel is a hard to find squirrel. It hides in nooks and crannies all over Novel Kingdom. No one has managed to find more than one of these each week. Except for Ivan the Magician who determined that casting Earth magik on one will cause it to freeze to the ground in fear of the spell causing an additional Nook squirrel to come and join his companion to investigate. The companion will join before the spell damage hits.

10 attack 20 HP - (Per Squirrel) - The squirrels must be attacked separately unless using area of effect abilities. Only one squirrel will ever come to the aid of another (multiple uses of earth magik does not continue to summon them. The squirrels both attack independently during the monster attack around when both are alive.

Reward: (Per Squirrel) 2 experience, 1 Nook Squirrel Carcass


Kindlecorn - (Summoned) The mythical kindlecorn is a proud and mighty beast. It's been described as the carnivorous unicorn in many circles but ancient Novelarians still honor the beast with great feasts during harvest. Feasts made of kindlecorn meat of course.

20 attack 80 HP - To attract a kindlecorn lay out 3 Nook Squirrel Carcasses and wait 1 day.

Reward: 5 experience, 1 Kindlecorn meat, 1 Kindlecorn pelt, 3 gold.


Quests Starting 9/1/16
(books may be used from before 9/1/16 if they're not used for something else)

Cheaters Sometimes Prosper
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Pipsqueak
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The Lantern to Light Your Way Home
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The Power of Life
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Lemons are a Girls Best Friend
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Pixie Power Girls - Repeatable
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Merek's Mercenaries

                                
				Lenny the Magician


Cost: 10 Gold, 1 Kindlecorn pelt

Skills:
• Increase of 20% of base spell damage


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Update for October - Part 1

Quests Starting 10/1/16
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Hauntingly Scary Scroungering
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Quests Update

The Hairstyle Theft
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King of the Goblins
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Willy Wilder and the Vegetable Factory
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Quests Update

Secrets Below the Ground
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Teach a Knight to Fish - Repeatable Quest
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When Two Become One - Repeatable
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What ate the sun?
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Save the Easter Quest


Spring has come to the small kingdom on the shore of Lake Lexicon. Queen Skye and her faithful subjects are slowly waking up from long slumber and are starting preparations for Easter. Even hero's pet bunnies are getting involved in celebrations by learning little choreography to welcome The Easter Bunny in Novel Kingdom.
But in the midst of preparations urgent message has arrived: The Easter Bunny has been kidnapped by the local tribe of Omnibus Trolls!

HELP SAVE EASTER

Each section of quests should be completed in order by parts. (i.e. Part 1 must be completed before Part 2 is started.) If you are using your books in Tote of Infinite Books, only books read or (originally) published in March and April can be used. Or books that make you think of Easter.


Part 1: Discover the threat
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Part 2: Track the rabbit
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Part 3: Make a plan
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Part 4: Execute the plan
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The Academy - part II

You've been teaching at the Novel Academy for what feels like eons (see The Academy quest here ). While it's a great honour you've become a bit bored. The Principal Mage just announced that there's an opening in the exchange program and you're eager to jump on the opportunity and teach at the Witches and Honourable Banshees university for the next semester. To get the job you have to prove that you're a Goodreads expert and know your way around without a map.

Complete the requirements to apply successfully for the new teaching job. You do not have to complete the requirements in order.

Note: Books need to be read after announcement of the quest. Books used in these tasks are still available to be applied towards other quests. These are participation tasks.

Levels:
Fill in the application form - Complete 6 Requirements
List your teaching accomplishments - Complete another 5 Requirements
Complete the application process successfully and get the job - Complete the rest of the Requirements


Requirements:

1 Visit the Goodreads blog: News & Interviews & check out at least 3 of their articles. (link to the articles you read & report on the most interesting one in The Local Tavern)
2 Pick out and read a book based on News & Interviews recommendation (list the book and link to the article that features it)
3 Check out the books that won Goodreads Choice Awards & read a book that has either won or been nominated for this award (any year will do)
4 Check out New released books listed on Goodreads: Click on Browse>New Releases > "By authors" and/or "By Genre". Pick at least one book and add it to your "Want to read" GR list. List the book.
5 Find the answer to this question on Goodreads: "What do I do if I can't find a book using search on Goodreads?". (Either link to the answer or "copy & paste".)
6 Find your GR Reading stats and put down how many pages you read last year (hint: search under "My books").
7 Go through your "Want to Read" list and delete all the books you're no longer interested in reading. List the number of remaining books.
8 Go through your "Read" list and shelve at least ten books that have no tag other than "read" (if all your books are already shelved, you deserve a "task complete").
9 Set up a new shelf on "My books" page, either for unfinished/abandoned books or any other genre/tag that you've been missing. List the name of your new shelf. (if your shelving system is perfect as it is, you deserve a "task complete")
10 Go to Recommendations, select recommendation by shelf or by genre and read at least one book recommended to you and mark at least one book as "not interested". List those books.
11 Go to Listopia and vote for your favourite books on at least three lists (link to the lists).
12 Check out GR Popular Quotes and "like" at least three of them. Copy & paste your favourite one and post it to the Theatre thread.
13 Take at least one of the GR Quizzes (link to it and list your result).
14 List how many GR groups you are a member of, which one is your favourite and how many comments have you made in that group so far.
15 Find at least three GR Groups that are interested in your favourite genre or author or reading activity (e.g. challenges), link to them (you don't have to join them).
16 Check out your GR Profile, Account & Emails settings and update them if needed.

Rewards
Application Form: + 3 EXP, 1 Minor Heal Potion
Accomplishment List: + 4 EXP, 1 Major Heal Potion
Successful job application: +6 EXP, 1 Health Gem (grants +1 Max HP)

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Apprenticeship Scheme

knight and squire

A plague has past through Novel Kingdom, on the edge of Lake Lexicon. The heroes who were previously keeping the kingdom safe from monsters have been particularly badly hit and Queen Skye has put out a call for new heroes to come and maintain the safety of the kingdom.

In recognition of the fact that the kingdom is in a perilous state with all the new monsters, she is planning to pair experienced adventurers with the newcomers to help them find their way around the kingdom while they settle in.

How to take part
Head over to this thread

Rewards
These are additive (i.e when you complete hard, in total you will have 23 XP, 10 gold and a major heal potion).

Tutorial: Complete 2 tasks for 2XP
Easy: Complete 4 tasks for 4XP
Intermediate: Complete 7 tasks for 7XP and 10 gold
Hard: Complete 10 tasks for 10 XP and a major heal potion


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Queen Skye's Winter Festival

Queen Skye can't wait for the winter celebrations to start, but she's more of an ideas person than a completer-finisher, so she needs help getting everything ready!


Decorate the palace
More than anything the Queen wants a fabulously decorated main hall, with banners and lights and - of course - a beautiful tree!

Tree
First, find a tree, by spelling out SPRUCE (must use NEW books, read after you start the quest, to avoid premature needle-drops)
Next, wrestle it into a pot by spelling out POT
Finally, make sure it's nice and straight by reading a book with a tree on the cover
On completion of all three parts, you get 10xp

Now the tree is positioned, it's time to decorate it and the hall! Go crazy here, finding books with things to hang from the tree or on the suits of armour and weapons around the hall.

Colour scheme:
you can use: up to 6 books with colour covers to set the colour theme. You get 1xp for each book you use (to a maximum of 6xp), You can choose to have as many different colours in your scheme as you like but for each different colour you use you LOSE a point. So, if you have 6 books with 6 different colours you will get a total of 7xp; if you have 6 books all in the same colour you will get a total of 12xp
- 1 colour = +6xp
- 2 colours = +5xp
- 3 colours = +4 xp
- 4 colours = +3 xp
- 5 colours = +2 xp
- 6 colours = +1 xp
For the purposes of this, use TinEye, and the colour cover must be 60%. No debate over what TinEye says, however wrong you feel it to be!

Decorations:
In addition to books for the colour scheme, you can hang up to 10 items on your tree / around the hall, using items on the cover, 1xp for each item hung (i.e. maximum 10xp). Feel free to be creative, and to brag about your tasteful / gaudy decorations in the Tavern!

Festive Entertainments
The Queen is planning a big party, and needs you to set up some entertainments for her guests.

'Twas the Knight Before Christmas
An interactive, immersive performance of the famous poem.
Set up the interactive elements!

"not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse" - guests make sure no mice are stirring by poking rat bodies! You'll need to catch (kill) 4 sewer rats
"stockings were hung by the chimney with care" - let the guests hang up the stockings: read a book with a stocking (or sock) on the cover
"Mamma in her kerchief and I in my cap" - provide guests with hats to wear: read a book with a person wearing a hat/head covering on the cover
"eight tiny reindeer [...] he called them by name" - guests must match the antlers to the reindeer: provide name tags by spelling out one of the reindeer names (Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen)
"a little round belly /That shook when he laughed, like a bowl full of jelly" - just in case they can't imagine it, guest can feel the quivvering of the jelly - read a book tagged Humor (at least 1 tag)
"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!" - the cheerful ending will have guests waving to "Santa" as the curtains close. In the absence of Santa you will have to press into service a Yeti (kill either Big Heart or Snowflake Heart)

On completion: 10xp and 1 Major Heal Potion and 1 Minor Poison Potion

Uncommon Monster: Snowflake Heart
A large silvery Yeti that only shows up during snowy holidays. It has 6 limbs and icy armour. In order to start fighting it you will need to throw a Phoenix Feather at it (uses a turn - it will attack you first). You can throw a Phoenix Feather as your attack, for 20 damage. (Population: 6)
6 Attack 66 Health - Reward: 6 Experience, 1 Snowflake Arm
Note: you get Phoenix Feathers after you acquire Falala in the From Ashes Comes My Bird quest

Skye's Solstice Present Surprises
Skye has set up a lucky dip for her guests. Read one of the 2020 NBRC Books of the Month (can use from your tote if you already read one) for 1 Minor Heal Potion


Festive feasting
The palace chefs have refused to make everything for the feast, so each guest must bring along at least one meal of their own (you can bring more if you want). Make a festive meal!
Your meal must have 16 ingredients, found by scavenging food words from within books. You can find:
- 12 ingredients in books of 500+ pages
- 8 ingredients in books of 201 - 499 pages
- 4 ingredients in books of 100 - 200 pages

2xp and 1 gold for each meal made


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January 2021 update

1. Questionnaire worth 5 gold and 5XP

2. Plague prevention


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Emerald Dragon with wings outstretched

The Great Emerald Dragon
attack 5 AP (doubles every turn), health 1500 HP

- The longer it fights the stronger it gets. Its AP doubles every turn (i.e. 1st round 5 AP, 2nd 10 AP, 3rd 20 AP, 4th 40 AP, 5th 80 AP, 6th 160 AP, 7th 320 AP, ...).
- It has regenerative powers. After every battle is over, it regains half of the health points it lost. To stop it from regenerating, after your last hit you have to either throw a book at it that has a title starting with either S, T, O or P, or you have to throw a spell of your choosing at the dragon. Neither the book or the spell has any effect on its HP other than prevent it from regenerating.
- It's partially resistant to potions and spells. You can't use any potion more than once; after its first use the dragon counteracts the potion's effect (it gains resistance for the duration of the battle). Spells have no effect with the exception of stopping the dragon's regeneration (see above).

As the Emerald Dragon is a tough adversary that can't be killed in one go, it can be battled in parts. You can attack it once a week. You can disengage and run off at any time in the battle with no penalty. Dragon's attack resets to 5 at the start of every battle.

Reward collected after every battle: For every 10 HP that you remove from the dragon, receive 1 XP. (Partials are kept until the next attack.) The reward is counted after the dragon regenerated (if you don't stop it from doing so).

Reward collected once the Dragon is dead: 40 XP, 1 Magik Book, 1 Mercenary Coupon, 1 Greater Poison Potion, 1 Stoneskin Potion, 1 HP Bounce Potion, 50 gold


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