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message 1: by Mary (last edited Aug 02, 2016 08:36PM) (new)

Mary  (wimew) | 396 comments hero summary hero level 7 sword l 6 magic l 8 hp 22 exp 162
I now have my horse sword and staff +1
Cat is fully fed -2 hit points taken away from enemy in battle at the beginning
sword L6 magic L8 Hit Points 20 exp 150 (next upgrade 225)
Finished quests

hello my name is: +3 exp
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Gather Berries +7 exp
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Gather Bones (bones in cover or title, Horror or PNR genre) 5 exp
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Rare Gems +5 exp
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Healing for potions (heal cure rest blood in title)
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healed +4
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Timewalker (pubbed in) 10 exp plus one timewalker potion
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Alchemy (3 grey/silver covers I gold Cover) +5 exp
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Valentine's day feast (prime numbers/page count) +6 exp
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A Toy For Hadley - +2 exp for Shape +1 per word letter
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Time For The Dead = 14 exp
Read 12 books, each one initially published in a different month. (Example: January: Uninvited published Jan 2014). +1 Exp for each book read. +1 Damage Potion for completing the clock and unleashing the necromancer on your town. (Bonus +2 Exp if all the books are from the same year.) (Find Items Potion works for this quest.)
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A Tavern Delicacy 6 exp
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Boast the Most +2 boasting experience
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The Queen's new clothing +6 exp
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Questanomics +8 exp
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Midas quests

finished
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FOR ANIMALS

Two Empty Halves of Coconuts
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The Easter Bilby
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The First Puppy Of Novel Kingdom
Search far and wide for the perfect name!
- author same 1st name - Mary Balogh - The Escape 7/12/15
- title start M - Malevolent K M Carroll 7/13/15
- title start F- Fallen In Love Lauren Kate 7/14/15
-author last initial M- Mallery Susan -Barefoot Season-7/15/15
-authir 1st initial F Fiona Brand - Blade's Lady 7/16/15
- two names + last Jayne Ann Krentz - In Too Deep 7/17/15
- author uses initials - B J Daniels Fallen 7/18/15
- top 10 name Sarah (10) Sarah Mayberry Bound To The Bachelor 5/11/16
- unusual name Gwendolyn Joanne Rock - The Captive 5/1 16

Reward: One Puppy. Your puppy is very poorly behaved but can be trained with lots of help by fellow Novelarians.


first section of everybody lies is done!
Everybody Lies

Treatment 1: receive 2 healing potions
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message 2: by Mary (last edited Jul 28, 2015 11:17PM) (new)

Mary  (wimew) | 396 comments Quests I'm working

Healing (1 hp per book (spell out healing words or doctor/healing words in title)

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Tasks 3/1

Robbing Robin Hood

Robin Hood has lost his hood! 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 Fairy Odd Path
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Faeries travel through thinning in the veil called in-between. Three small fairies have gone missing in the in-between. Find them before they're eaten by the Gothere Monster.

Read 3 books that are in-between series numbers. i.e. #6.5 or #2.1 in a series. May be part of a collection of stories but the whole collection must be over the 100 page minimum (a collection will only count towards one of the numbers). they provide you a Heal Potion and 2 experience for the rescue.
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The Kindness of Strangers - Thanks to Margaret for the quest!
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You are trekking through the kingdom and come to a fork in the road. A three pronged fork to be exact. Being the intrepid adventuter that you are you take the only logical course and pull a die out of your pocket.

Roll the die!

You take your path according to the side now showing.



Note: Only one path may be done per adventurer.
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Everybody Lies

The last leech pops off with a *pop* after filling it's belly with blood. Shuddering you look at your skin and sadly you are still covered with rash but now have additional leech bites. Twelve comes back into the room. "Well... that wasn't the issue but we read your horoscope and you need some Gillyweed extract."

Treatment 2:
Gillyweed is a magical plant native to the Mediterranean Sea. Read a book set in a country that borders the Mediterranean Sea to find some.
To make the extract read a book on the list of crush books.
Finally, drink a lot of water to account for your new gills. Read a book where a large part of it takes place at sea.
Receive 1 Major Heal Potion for trying the Gillyweed treatment.

After recovering from your bout of fishiness, Twelve comes in again. "I'm sorry, we've narrowed it down to your brain having too much evil and it trying to seep out of your skin. We're going to need to perform a trepanation. It's a simple procedure where we bore a hole in your skull to let the evil spirits out." Your eyes go wide. "Ummmmm" you reply. "Could we maybe just try the marigold rub I heard about?" Twelve sighs, "Ok, we can try that first but you're risking your life by leaving all that evil inside."

Treatment 3:
Read a book where the cover is bright yellow to collect the marigolds.
Then read a science book to bring medicine into the 15th century.
Finally rest a week to recover your health. (Resting one week prevents the adventurer from participating in battles but battle wait timers will still tick and quests may still be turned in.)

After receiving treatment 3 you're cured! Gain 8 experience and heal your hp to max.


message 3: by Mary (last edited Jun 18, 2015 02:12PM) (new)

Mary  (wimew) | 396 comments Level up magic Staff (series)

Level 1

1 Jill Shalvis - Roughing it with Ryan (south Villiage singles #1) 1/3

Level 2

1 Janet Evanovich - One For The Money (Stephanie Plum 1) 2/11
2 J R Ward - Lover Eternal ( Black Dagger Brotherhood 2) 3/4

Level 3

1 Trish Marie Dawson - I Hope You Find Me (find me1) 3/1
2 Christine Feehan - Dark Desire (Dark 2)3/6
3 Bec McMaster - My Lady Quicksilver (London Steampunk #3)1/11

Level 4

1 Jim Butcher- Furies Of Calderon (Codex Alera 1)3/14
2 Jo Nesbo - Cockroaches (Harry Hole #2)3/28
3 Janet Evanovich - Three To Get Deadly (Stephanie Plum #3) 4/1
4 Christine Feehan - Dark Magic (Dark #4) 4/2

Level 5

1 James Clemens - Shadowfall (Godslayer 1)3/5
2 Janet Evanovich - Two For The Dough (Stephanie Plum #2) 4/1
3 Christine Feehan - Dark Gold (Dark #3) 4/2
4 Janet Evanovich Four To Score (Stephanie Plum #4) 4/24
5 Angela Castle - Saving Sara (warriors of Kellon #5)6/8
*replaced a book i duplicated
Level 6
1 Jim Butcher - Storm Front (Dresden Files #1) 4/3
2 Gemma Halliday - Killer In High Heels (Maddie Springer #2) 4/5
3 Jill Shalvis - Head Over Heels(Lucky Harbor 3) 1/20
4 Jim Butcher - Summer Knight (dresden files 4) 5/13
5 Christine Feehan - Dark Challenge (Dark #5) 4/4
6 Jim Butcher - Blood Rites (dresden Files 6) 5/14


level 7

1 James Rollins - Sandstorm (Sigma Force #1) 4/3
2 Jim Butcher - Fool Moon (Dresden files # 2) 4/6
3 Gemma Halliday - Undercover In High Heels (Maddie Springer #3) 4/6
4 Darynda Jones - Forth Grave Beneath My Feet 5/28
5 Jim Butcher - Death Masks (dresden Files 5) 5/14
6 Tori Carrington - Queen's Ransom (sophie metropolis #6)4/25
7 Karen M Moning -Burned (fever 7) 2/5

level 8

1 Gemma Halliday - Spying In High Heels (Maddie Springer #1) 4/4
2 James Rollins - Map Of Bones (SIGMA force 2)5/14
3 Jim Butcher - Grave Peril (dresden files 3)5/13
4 Kathie Denosky - In The Rancher's Arms (Rich
Rugged Ranchers #4)6/1
5 Chantelle Shaw - The Greek Billionaire's Innocent Princess (Royal House of Karedes #5)6/2
6 Kathie Denosky - The Billionaire's Unexpected Heir (Illigtmate Heirs #6)6/3
7 Cathy Williams Enthralled By Moretti (At His Service #7) 6/4
8 Donna Andrews - The Penguin Who Knew Too Much (Meg Langslow Mysteries #8) 3/26


level 9

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level 10

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message 4: by Mary (last edited Jun 21, 2015 05:06PM) (new)

Mary  (wimew) | 396 comments Level up sword (page count by 100's)

Level 1

1 Ed Mcbain - Blood Relatives (151 p) 1/8

Level 2

1 Lindsay Armstrong - Wildcat Wife (184 P) 1/19
2 Norma T Johnson - Donna Rose And The Roots Of Evil (252 p) 4/10


Level 3

1 Lilian J Braun - The Private Life Of The Cat Who... (128 p) 1/20
2 Maria Hudgins - Death Of A Lovable Geek (268 p) 4/10
3 Tessa Dare - Say Yes To The Marquess (384 p) 4/11

Level 4

1 Benjamine Black - The Lemur (132 p) 4/9
2 Christine Wenger - The Tycoon's Perfect Match 209 p 4/25
3 Christine Warren - Heart Of Stone (320 p) 4/8
4 Nora Roberts - The Collector (483 p) 1/18

level 5

1 Tim Myers - Reservations For Murder 180 P 5/22
2 Victoria Houston - Dead Hot Shot 252 P 5/22
3 Seanan McGuire - Pocket Apocalypse 347P 5/23
4 Lily Dalton - Never Surrender To A Scoundrel 432 P 5/24
5 Steig Larrson - The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo 590 P 3/27


level 6

1 Castle Freeman Jr - All That I Have 192 p 4/16
2 Leslie Meier - Easter Bunny Murder 273 P 4/30
3 Janet Evanovich - High Five 356 p 6/5
4 Catherine Anderson - Silver Thaw 432 p 6/14
5 Daniel Silva The English Girl 520 p 4/12
6 John Steinbeck - East Of Eden 601 p 6/13

level 7

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level 8

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level 9

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level 10

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message 5: by Mary (last edited May 27, 2016 08:50AM) (new)

Mary  (wimew) | 396 comments creature attack log
Mary attacks fire elemental with magic fire elemental down
enemy 5hp whack dead rexceive 2 exp = 1 fire essence
sewer rat ( 3a, 5hp )

hero hits rat with sword 2hp remains
rat hits hero 7hp remains
hero hits rat with sword (dead)
gains 1 exp killed 1/20 next 1/27


faught 11/29 will post esults later

Hero attacks sewer rat with magic -5 dead
gains 1 exp killed 3/14 next 3/21

hero attacks sewer rat with magic -5 dead
gains 1 exp killed 3/26 next 4/2

Hero attacks sewer rat with Magic -5 Dead
gains 1 exp Killed 4/3 next 4/10

hero attacks sewer rat with magic -5 dead
gains 1 exp killed 4/10 next 4/17

Hero attack sewer rat with magic -5 dead
gains one exp killed 4/21 next 4/28

Hero Attack rat with magic -5 dead
Killed 5/13 next 5/20
gain one exp

Hero attack rat with magic -5 dead
killed 5/21 next 5/28
gain 1 exp

cat hits enemy +3 left
mary Hit rat with magic dead
gain 1 exp
killed 5 29 next 6/5

Cat hit enemy -2 3 hp left
mary hits rat with magic dead
gained 1 exp
killed 6/13 next 6/20

Mary hits rat with magic Dead
gains 1 exp
killed 6/21 next 6/28

total rats killed 11




goblin (6a 10 Health)

Cat attacks Goblin -2 Health 8 left
Mary attack with Magic -8 dead
gained 1exp + 1 goblin bone
killed 5/29 next 6/5

cat attacks goblin -2 8 left
Mary attacks with Magic -8 dead
gained 1 exp + 1 goblin bone
killed 6/13 next 6/20

mary attacks goblin with magic DEAD
1 exp + 1 goblin Bone

mary Attacks Goblin with Magic Dead
1 exp + 1 goblin bone
killed 6/28 next 7/5


total goblins killed 4

bats (3a 15 h)

mary attacks bat with magic 3 hp left
bat attacks mary 17 hp left
mary attacks bat with sword DEAD

1 exp + 1 bat wing

big heart 4 a 40 h (father's day) (1 of 2)

Mary attacks big heart with sword 30 H Left
Big Heart attacks Mary 14 Hp left
Mary attacks Big Heart with Sword 20 hp Left
big Heart attacks Mary 10 HP Left
Mary attacks big Heart with sword 10 hp left
big heart attacks Mary 6 hp left
Mary attacks big heart with sword DEAD

receives 3 exp plus 1 find items potion
paper civet (4a 10h)

Mary attacks civet with magic -8 2h left
civet attacks Mary -4 14 h left
mary attacks civet with sword DEAD
received 2 exp + 1 magic bean (for doc)

mary attacks civet with magic DEAD
receives 1exp + 1 magic bean

mary attacks civet with magic DEAD
receives 1 exp + 1 magic bean

mary attacks civet with Magic DEAD
receives 1exp + 1 magic Bean

mary attacks civet with Magic DEAD
receives 2 exp + 1 magic bean

mary attacks civet with Magic Dead
receives 1 exp + 1 magic bean

mary attacks civet with magic Dead
receives 1 exp + 1 magic bean

mary attacks civet with magic Dead
receives 1 exp + 1 magic bean

mary attacks civet with magic Dead
receives 1 exp + 1 Magic Bean

mary attacks civet with magic Dead
receives 1 exp + 1` magic bean

mary attacks civet with magic Dead
receives 1 exp + i magic bean

Mary attacks civet with Magic Dead
receives 2 Exp + 1 magic bean

mary attacks civet with Magic Dead
receives 1 exp + 1 magic bean

Mary attacks civet with Magic Dead
1exp +1 magic bean


message 6: by Mary (last edited Aug 02, 2016 08:54PM) (new)

Mary  (wimew) | 396 comments Items collected

1 minor healing potion

2 Healing Potions

0 goblin Bone

33 Gold

1 timewalker potion

1 damage potion

1 find Items potion

1 duplication potion

2 merely kat pelts

2 potion tokens

2 merc tokens

2 salt

2 herb

1 minor poison potion

1 rat tail

1 GOLD POT


message 7: by Mary (last edited Jun 15, 2016 11:47PM) (new)

Mary  (wimew) | 396 comments Infinate book tote *indicates That I bought it from the caravan

4/9 Patricia Guiver - Delilah Doolittle and The Canine Chorus #5

4/12 Christopher Scotten - The Secret Wisdom of Earth 480 p

4/25 Ann Mayburn - Peppermint Passion (61 p)

4/25 Christine Wenger - The Tycoon's Perfect Match (209 p)

4/26 Xinran -Sky Burial (set in Tibet and China, Chu Wen(f) Wang, Kejun (m) and Zhuoma (f) time travel to her past 1950's to present)

5/11 Janet Evanovich - Vision Of Sugarplums 8.5

5/11 Janet Evanovich - Plum Lovin' 12.5

5/11 Janet Evanovich - Plum Lucky 13.5

5/13 John D McDonald - A Bullet For Cinderella

5/15 James Rollins - Black Order (SIGMA force 3)

5/16 J D Robb - Naked In Death (In Death 1)

5/16 J D Robb - Glory In Death (In Death 2)

5/18 Lisa Occhipinti - Novel Living (144 P)

5/20 Lindsay McKenna - Breaking Point

5/25 Darynda Jones - First Grave On The Right

5/26 Darynda Jones - Second Grave On The Left

5/27 Darynda Jones - Third Grave Dead Ahead

5/29 Darynda Jones - Fifth Grave Past The Light

5/30 Darynda Jones - Sixth Grave On The Edge

5/31 Darynda Jones - Seventh Grave And No Body

6/6 Janet Evanovich - Hot Six

6/7 Janet Evanovich - Seven Up

6/14 Jo Leigh - Minute By Minute

6/15 Hope Tarr - Twelve Nights (seashore,kitchen 4)

6/15 Lilian J Braun The cat who turned on and off (cat On cover)

6/16 Lilian J Braun - The Cat Who Played Brahms

6/23 Pamela Claire - Extreme Exposure

6/23 Roberta Gellis - Thrice Bound

6/24 Arnold Bennett - Sacred And Profane Love

6/24 Tracy Montoya - I'll Be Watching You

6/25 Carly Phillips - Kismet

6/25 Kristen Hardy - Caught

6/26 Elizabeth Lowell - Traveling Man

6/26 Tina St. John - Lord Of Vengeance

6/27 Teresa Medieros - The Vampire Who Loved Me

6/29 Ann Mayburn - Ivan's Captive Submissive ( submissive wish 1)

6/29 Jasper Fforde - Well of Lost Plots]

6/30 Ann Mayburn - Dimitri's Forbidden Submissive ( Submissive Wish 2

7/1 Ann Mayburn - Alexandr's Cherished Submissive ( pubbed on the 30th)

7/2 Chris Pearson - The Swarm

7/2 Cheryl St John - The Doctor's Wife

7/3 Marie Ferrarella -The Bachelor (crush book)

7/4 Jill Ciment - Act Of God

7/4 Monica McCarthy - The Vipor

7/4 Kathleen O'Reilly - Sex Straight Up

7/5 Kate Walker - Kept For Her Baby

7/5 Michelle Smart - What A Sicilian Husband Wants

7/5 Brenda Jackson - Thorn's Challenge

7/6 Jeanette Walls - The Glass Castle



7/19 Keri Arthur - Full Moon Rising (Riley Jensen)
7/20 Keri Arthur - Kissing Sun
7/21 Keri Arthur - Tempting Evil
7/22 Keri Arthur - Dangerous Games
7/23 Keri Arthur - Embraced By Darkness
7/24 Keri Arthur - The Darkest Kiss
7/25 Keri Arthur - Deadly Desire
7/26 Keri Arthur - Bound To Shadows
7/27 Keri Arthur - Moon Swoon

7/28 L J Smith - Secret Vampire (Night World)
7/29 L J Smith - Daughters Of Darkness
7/30 L J Smith - Spellbinder
7/31 L J Smith - Dark Angel
8/1 L J Smith - The Chosen
8/2 L J Smith - Soulmate
8/3 L J Smith - Huntress
8/4 L J Smith - Black Dawn
8/5 L J Smith - Witchlight
8/6 L J Smith - Strange Fate







9/3 Kat Martin - Against The Odds

5/1 X


5/11 X


message 8: by Mary (last edited Aug 02, 2016 08:55PM) (new)

Mary  (wimew) | 396 comments Gold status 33

Run Alex Run!
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Lady Kelly's Theft
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The Many Voices of Lady Zusana
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Ser Amanda's Cryptic Code
Come Love A Stranger - Kathleen Woodiwiss 4/19
Once Upon A Bride - Jean Stone 4/20
Dying To Marry - Janelle Taylor - 4/20
Eagle And The Dove - Lewis Orde 4/21

Sir Zee's High Flying Adventure
Elizabeth Goddard - Treacherous Skies (plane)4/17
Gail Carriger - Changeless (zeppelin) 4/15
Sandra Brown - Temptation's Kiss (moon)4/15
Christine Warren - Stone Cold Lover (Moon)4/16

Sir Audrey Jane Break-in
window/door- Leslie Tentler - Edge of Midnight (door and window) 4/26
window/door- Vicki L Thompson - Werewolf In Denver (door and window) 4/26
window/door- Linda F Lee - Swan's Grace (window) 4/26
break in- Dick Francis - Break In 4/8

Lady Rachel's Debut
3 goblin bones (done)
grey cover Judith O'brien - Maiden Voyage 5/3
fire in title Kathryn Shay - After The Fire 5/3

Sir Nancy of the Helen's Game of Choice
1. character plays sports: Joanne Rock - One Man Rush (hockey)7/6
2. green cover: Carla Kelly - The Lady's Companion 7/6
3. round object: Susan Carroll - Brighton Road (Wheels on cover) 7/7
4. doors or column: Melody Carlson - Back Home Again (door) 7/7

Lady Shana and the case of the blusberries

blue cover- Harlen Coben - The Stranger 7/7
blue cover- S.C. King - Betrayal Mystery 7/8
round object- S. C King - Countdown Mystery 7/8
round object- Nalini Singh - Craving Beauty 7/8

Lady Dani's Lost and Found

left turn- Julia Justiss - The Rake To Rescue Her (283 p) 7/9
right turn- Julie Ann Walker - Hell For Leather (366 p)
7/9
left turn- Erin Quinn - The Three Fates of Ryan Love (373 p) 7/10
right turn- Rebecca York - Private Affair (330 p)7/10


books puchased from the caravan
march
Series Book: #11. Sahara by Clive Cussler 649 pages Read: 10 / 1 /2015 (1971) 600+ pages Action/Adventure, Char. Dirk Pitt & Al Giordino, Set in Mali, Africa, Written over 40 years ago. , Treasure Hunt, 8 Gold
bought it from Reva

April Bought Cat familiar - 40
books sold to caravan
april

may bought 6 goblin bones form Reva -3 gold

The Easter Egg Murder by Patricia Smith Wood 218 pages Read: 26/ 5 /2015 (Feb. 14, 2013) Mystery cat,
"Harrie's cat Tuptim was sleeping on her stomach. ". Price 4 GOLD

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden 434 pages Read: 21 / 5 /2015 (Jan 1, 2009) Historical Fiction, HOUSE 2
5 gold

Two Little Miracles by Caroline Anderson 185 pages Read: 22/ 5 /2015 (Dec. 1, 2008) Char: Max & Julia , Romance HORSE 6 / KITCHEN 10, bowl KITCHEN 5, Murphy the dog, pink cover: HOUSE 9, someone moves house: HOUSE 7, RABBIT 3, PRATCHETT 1, SALT, SPOCK, BREAD 3, TAVERN,QUEEN'S: Pink Onesies, BOAST
"In your dreams", she muttered, and took out two bowls.
Price 4 GOLD

Meeting at Midnight by Eileen Wilks 192 pages Read: 26 / 4 /2015 (2004)HORSE 6 / KITCHEN 10, HOUSE 9 or HORSE 7 or KITCHEN 2, SPOCK, FALCON 1 Price: 3 GOLD

Red Rising - Pierce Brown

Sold Reva 2 minor healing potions for 5 gold

sold to caravan

book with mountain RaeAnne Thayne Redemption Bay 7/11 for 3 gold

book that starts with y Vicki L Thompson Your Place or Mine for 2 gold

bought from Reva for 10 gold:

The Millionaire's Marriage Revenge: Tall, Dark and Sexy by Amanda Browning (59) 192 pages Read: 15/ 7 /2015 (Jan 1, 2007) Char: Lucas & Sofie, Romance, HORSE 6 / KITCHEN 10 HORSE 2, SALT, PRATCHETT, FALCON, SPOCK, BREAD, England, France, photographer, stalker ALCHEMY, RUG 7, RAT

Revealed: A Prince and a Pregnancy by Kelly Hunter (39) 192 pages Read: 3 / 7 /2015 (Sept 30, 2009) Char: Rafael & Simone, Romance, HORSE 6 / KITCHEN 10, BREAD, HORSE 2/ RABBIT 3, Australia, France, vineyard, wines

Marriage at the Millionaire's Command by Anne Oliver (41) 186 pages Read: 14 / 7 /2015 (Jan 1, 2006) Char: Ben & Carissa, Romance, HORSE 6 /KITCHEN 10.SPOCK, FALCON, HORSE 2, Hotel magnate, guitarist, pianist, Australia, PUPPY 9, ALCHEMY, RUG 7, RAT

The Billionaire's Virgin Bride: Tall, Dark and Sexy by Helen Brooks (53) 185 pages Read: 14 / 7 /2015 (Jan 1, 2005) Char: Zeke & Melodie, Romance, HORSE 6 / KITCHEN 10, SALT, PRATCHETT, HERB, HORSE2 / RABBIT 3, Lawyer, Speech Pathologist, boating on a river, England, ALCHEMY, RAT

for another 10 gold

The Gladiators by Kaitlyn O'Connor (27) 212 pages Read: 17/ 7 /2015 (Jan 1, 2008) Char: Loren, Romance, HORSE 6 / KITCHEN 10, Science Fiction, set in space, abduction, slavery, KITCHEN 8: someone dies. ALCHEMY RAT Price 3 GOLD

Spontaneous (Jeffries, #3) by Brenda Jackson Spontaneous by Brenda Jackson (24) 216 pages Read: 25 / 5 /2015 (Jan 1, 2010) Char: Duan & Kim, Romance HORSE 6 / KITCHEN 10, fishing: FALCON 2.4, murder investigation, SALT. PUPPY 9 ALCHEMY Price 3 GOLD

Mountain Investigation (Bear Claw Creek Crime Lab, #5) by Jessica Andersen Mountain Investigation by Jessica Andersen (35) 209 pages Read: 13 / 6 /2015 (Jan 1, 2009) Char: Michael & Mariah, Romance, HORSE 6 / KITCHEN 10, KITCHEN 8: someone dies, FALCON 1, SPOCK, BREAD, Mountains on cover. ALCHEMY, RUG 7
Price 4 GOLD

bought Jan

#5.4 Magic Gifts (Kate Daniels, #5.4) by Ilona Andrews Magic Gifts (Kate Daniels, #5.4) by Ilona Andrews Magic Gifts by Ilona Andrews 100 pages Read: 17/12/2015 (December 24th 2011) Characters: Kate Daniels, Curran Lennart, Derek Gaunt, Jim Shrapshire, Dr. George Doolittle, ROMANCE: HORSE6/KITCHEN 10 , PARANORMAL, URBAN FANTASY, KITCHEN 7, KITCHEN 8, BATTLES, Travelled together,
Odd Words: PAULDRON: “iron pauldrons guarded his shoulders”
PETS: Grendel, the dog, Dude, the horse; Deities: Norse
On Cover: GREY COVER, sword; Travelled by: auto, horse; Set in: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
SANTA, STAR, UNDEAD
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SOLD TO MARY FOR 3 GOLD @ 4:30 PM EST 25/1/2016


#2 The Sheikh's Claim (Desert Nights #2) by Olivia Gates The Sheikh's Claim (Mills & Boon Desire) (Desert Knights - Book 2) by Olivia Gates The Sheikh's Claim (Desert Nights #2) by Olivia Gates (26) 192 pages Read: 18/3/2016 (January 1st 2012) Characters: Lujayn Morgan & Prince Jalal Aal Shalaan, ROMANCE: HORSE6/KITCHEN 10, BAUBLE2, HARP3, SALT,
HORSE7/HOUSE9/KITCHEN2/RUG7/ COMBAT4 /INTCOMBAT8 :RED COVER, PRATCHETT, ATTACK, TRACK, FETCH, OBEDIENCE4 Essential Oils: "Scent of JASMINE"
Notable: Hidden heir, troubled romance
On Cover: RED COVER, bed, , sheets, necklace, bracelet, blue dress, black pants , black shoes, cape;
Travelled by: automobile, jet; Set in: Azmahar; Chapters: 12
PRICE 2 GOLD

SOLD TO MARY 28/3/2016 @ 10:00 AM EST FOR 2 GOLD


message 9: by Mary (last edited Aug 02, 2016 08:54PM) (new)

Mary  (wimew) | 396 comments The Academy - History
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The Academy's History department is in desperate need of new history. Queen Skye has assured them that you are the very best in inventing new history for the students to learn. Don't let her down!

Receive +10 Experience and 1 Major Heal Potion after compiling all the following history: (Note: first publication date is used for when a book is published.)
• Sort Ann Roth - The Pilot's Woman 5/19
• year born: Agatha Christie - Cat Among The Pigeons (1959) 4/15
• Read a book published the month you were born. (year does not have to match)
• Read a book published the day you were born. (year/month does not have to match)
• Read a book set around 50 years in the past.
• Read a book set around 100 years in the past.
• Read a book written 20+ years ago


message 10: by Mary (new)

Mary  (wimew) | 396 comments Crazy Cat Lady
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On the edge of town there is a strange house. Sometimes you wander past and ponder if some wizard drank too much mead and accidentally cast a growing spell on an old boot. The lady who lives inside is frantic because her cats have gone missing. She would like you to find all 7 of her missing cats.

To find a cat, find a mention of a cat in a book and quote the sentence where the cat is mentioned. Cats are individual creatures and there can only be one found per book. (Find Items Potion works for this quest.) Receive +5 Experience and 1 Heal Potion for finding all 7 cats.

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Mary  (wimew) | 396 comments The Sandwich is always Greener on the Other Side
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The tavern has heard rumors of a food critic in the area. The owners want to create a new specialty. They've heard of something called a Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich being served over in Wintershaven. They ask you to check it out and bring back the parts to start making them.

Read a book where the author or a character has the initials PB. Read a book that starts with the letter J (indefinite article may be ignored). Then spell out the word BREAD using spell-it-out rules. Finally assemble it using a knife by reading a book from a series that starts with I. Earn 12 experience when the sandwich is complete.

PB -
J -

B -
R -
E -
A -
D -

series start I


message 12: by Mary (last edited May 29, 2015 12:42PM) (new)

Mary  (wimew) | 396 comments Sticks and Stones may Build a House
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The local barracks are getting a bit stuffy for your sensitive knightly tastes and you're looking to expand into something more cushy that can house your collection of miniature poodle figurines.

Steps to build house:
1) Clear Spot - Diana Palmer - Nelson's Brand 5/5
2) Make Foundation - *Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden 5/21- Read by Reva
3) Gather Wood - Jill Shalvis - At Last (h saved by forest ranger in the woods) 5/18
4) Gather Nails - Read a book with something pointy on the cover (knife, nail, stiletto, etc.)
5) Create Frame - Read a book where someone is framed for a crime.
6) Create Walls - Read a book where someone is closed off from the world either mentally or physically.
7) Add a Door - Read a book where someone moves houses.
8) Add Windows - Read a book with Glass, Window, Clear or See in the title.
9) Paint - Read a book where the cover is mainly (<70%) one color.
10) Garden - Jacquie D'Allassandro - Red Roses Mean Love 4/22


You get 2 experience for 4 steps completed, another 2 when 7 steps are completed and another 3 when all 10 are completed. Houses give you an excellent place to store things.


message 13: by Mary (last edited Jun 24, 2015 05:35PM) (new)

Mary  (wimew) | 396 comments Death's Requests
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Death comes to you and asks a favor.

I NEED TO ACQUIRE SOME ITEMS OF IMPORTANCE

You wonder what those items may be. Surely Death has everything he needs though since you cannot take it with you maybe he has nothing. You inquire as to his list of needs.

TERRY PRATCHETT HAS REQUESTED SOME ITEMS TO BRING WITH HIM

• Spell out the word PRATCHETT for 5 Discworld books (5 items)
P
R
A
T
C
H
E
T
T

• Read a book where the author or a character has the initials TP for some much needed toilet paper (1 item)
• character has Alzheimer's Lisa Genova - Still Alice 6/9
• Read a book with a hat (on or off a person) for a black fedora hat (1 item)
• Read a book with a knight for a knight medallion (1 item)
• Read a book with a sword on the cover for a handmade sword (1 item)
• Read a book with a mainly green/yellow/purple cover for octarine sunglasses (1 item)
• Read a fantasy book for a little bit of magic (1 item)
• Read a book with a monkey in it for a donation to the Orangutan Foundation UK (1 item)
• Read a book set in outer space for a telescope (1 item)

Acquire 3 items to gain 3 experience.
Acquire 3 more items to gain an additional 4 experience.
Acquire 4 more items to gain an additional 5 experience.
Acquire all items to recover Deaths Gratitude. Death has offered you one wish to lower the starting hitpoints of a creature by 10.


message 14: by Mary (last edited Jul 28, 2015 11:38PM) (new)

Mary  (wimew) | 396 comments 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
finished moved to gold update page

Sir Audrey Jane Break-in
Finished Moved to gold update page


Lady Shanna and the Case of the Blueberries

done moved to gold status page

Lady Dani Lost and Found

done moved to gold status page


message 15: by Mary (last edited Apr 26, 2015 09:43AM) (new)

Mary  (wimew) | 396 comments Quests starting 5/1

Kitchen
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Home is where the heart is and the kitchen is where the stomach is. You feel like you've gone months without a good solid meal in your tummy. Chocolate eggs just aren't cutting it anymore for you. A sensible solution seems to be to install a kitchen in your house. You're not quite sure how to actually cook anything but some of the people over in the Queens kitchen seem a little dim so it can't be too hard.

Note: This quest requires a house to complete.

To construct your kitchen complete the following tasks:
• Build the oven - Read a book that takes place in a hot climate.
• Build a fire place - Read a book with a red cover or one about firefighters.
• Hang a pot - Read a book about a witch or a chef.
• Build a sink - Read a book with a body of water on the cover or one that takes place mainly near or on the water.
• Buy bowls - Read a book with the word bowl (exactly) in a quote from the book text.
• Buy spoons - Read a book with a reflective object on the cover.
• Buy knives - Read a book where someone gets stabbed.
• Add meat hooks - Read a book where someone dies.
• Build a pantry - Read a book with someone who likes to shop a lot.
• Build a spice rack - Read something spicy (romance)! or something with peppers on the cover


message 16: by Mary (new)

Mary  (wimew) | 396 comments Drop Bear Feast
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Lady Karen has stopped by from the neighboring village and the Queen would like to hold a special party for her birthday! She's asked you to help cook up some of Lady Karen's favorite things. Lady Karen is especially fond of grilled Drop Bear steaks. You eagerly agree to help in hopes that you can repeat the recipe later for your own gastronomical delight.

To cook a Drop Bear Steak: gather 1 drop bear meat, sprinkle with salt. Grill for 3 minutes per side. Garnish with 1 sprig of herbs.
(Requires: 1 Drop Bear meat, 1 Salt, 1 Sprig of Herbs and Kitchen)

Drop Bear Steak: Restores 7 hp. May only be eaten at rest.


To acquire Lady Karen's recipe complete the following: (The Queen would be very upset if you ate one before feeding the guests.)
- Deliver 3 Drop Bear Steaks to the castle
- Read a book with fruit on the cover and read a book with a cake on the cover for desert
- Read a book with a silver cover or with silver in the title or series for a platter to deliver the food on


message 17: by Mary (last edited May 26, 2015 08:53PM) (new)

Mary  (wimew) | 396 comments New Gang in Town
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There's a new gang in town and they're moving in on your territory! Never mind that you aren't actually in a gang for them to move in on but it's the principle of the matter! Do whatever you need to so you can win back your town.

Check the last 9 books you read before May 1st, 2015. If there have been more male authors then your target is the new female gang. If there has been more female authors then your target is the new male gang.

Read new to you authors of the appropriate gender to chip away at the rival gang. Gender should be the real life gender of the author and not their pen name (unless unable to find).

Reduce the rival gang by 3 to gain 4 experience.
Reduce the rival gang by 2 more to gain 4 additional experience.
Eliminate the rival gang by reducing 3 more to gain 4 additional experience and 1 Heal Potion.

male author

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2
3
(4 exp)
4
5
(4 exp)
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(4 exp + 1 heal potion)


message 18: by Mary (new)

Mary  (wimew) | 396 comments The Academy - Literature
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The Academy's Literature department has fallen on Hard Times. The Book Thief has been plaguing their halls! They're so desperate they'll even take Little Women to help out. It's a Brave New World and they have Great Expectations of what you could do to help capture this fiend and bring him in for Crime and Punishment.


Receive +10 Experience and 1 Major Heal Potion after helping the literature department.
• Read a book with a single character in the title (Not A or I) B is for Burglar, X Marks the Scot
• Read a book with a greek letter in the title Alpha One, Omega Days
• Read a classic or literary classic
• Read a book with a preposition in the title
• Read a book with a conjunction in the title
• Read 2 books that have homophones of each other in them. (The Winter Sea and All the Light We Cannot See - Sea/See)


message 19: by Mary (new)

Mary  (wimew) | 396 comments Spice Exchange - Repeatable Quest
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Salt is a wonderful mineral that can be used to enhance the culinary aspects of many dishes. There's a particularly grimy old spice trading man who's definitely worth his salt. Though you should take it with a grain of salt, his salt is especially fine and salty. He likes to taunt you that you're not a good enough chef for his salt and he really rubs salt in that wound. Prove to him that you're not below the salt and become the great chef you know you can be! Only to do that... you need some salt.

Read 4 books each with at least one of the following qualifications: (Find Items Potion works for this quest.)
• 50% or more white cover
• Title begins with S, A, L or T
• The word salt (exactly) appears in the book text

Receive 3 servings of salt for use in cooking.


message 20: by Mary (new)

Mary  (wimew) | 396 comments Picking Herbs - Repeatable Quest
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Herbs are another important aspect to cooking culinary cuisines. Herb Macklefinger is the local Herbsman. He traipses through the woods and selects the herbiest of the herbage to tempt herbivores to commit herbivory. He is willing to trade some of his herbs if the price is right.

Read 4 books each with at least one of the following qualifications: (Find Items Potion works for this quest.)
• 50% or more green cover
• Title begins with H, E, R, B (Indefinite article may be ignored)
• The word herb (exactly) appears in the book text

Receive 3 servings of herbs for use in cooking.


message 21: by Mary (new)

Mary  (wimew) | 396 comments Tavern Games
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The local tavern is looking to drum up some new business and has started a game night. The game is called Shipzee and was invented by local sailors to play while on long voyages. Try your hand at it. There is a prize for the winning knight!

Roll 5 Dice. Then choose series numbers or words in a title. If you choose series numbers read books whose series number matches each of the die. If you choose words in a title read books that have each of the numbers of the die in the title. (+7 Exp if series number is chosen, +9 Exp is words in title is chosen.)


message 22: by Mary (last edited May 26, 2015 02:16AM) (new)

Mary  (wimew) | 396 comments Midas Quests Starting 5/1/15

Lady Teresa in Tights
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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.
(hide spoiler)]

male author
male author
initials
initials

Ser Rebecca's Private Performance
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Still high from her great performance in Theater, Ser Rebecca strolls into the Tavern where she saw some strange man sitting. 'There she is! Star of the night. Please take a sit and we'll have a little chat. Actually I have little business proposal for you.' 'Um, business proposal?' 'Yes, I'm looking for unique talents and your performance was brilliant. If you say yes, you'd travel all over the Kingdom or even wider. I even heard Queen Skye would like private performance.' Ser Rebecca starts to think private performance! Traveling all over the world! No more monster that attack when you least expect... 'Where so I sign?' 'Not so fast, my knight. First I'd need to hear few more songs to be certain that you are talented and that your performance wasn't just beginners luck.' Ser Rebecca runs back to Theater to get her goblets and finds knights, that were before in the audience, around her cart spilling water and smashing her goblets. 'What is going on?' she asks you. 'Well, after your performance someone started selling mulled wine that was poisoned. Now they are afraid that everything here is tainted.' 'What am I going to do now?' asks Ser Rebecca as her dream of fame and fortune falls apart.

As we all know, you are very tenderhearted so you decide to help Ser Rebecca. Read 1 book where character is involved in music, 2 books with body of water on the cover and 1 book that has object in what you can keep/gather water on the cover. That will restore Ser Rebecca's 'instrument' and she will gladly pay you 10 gold for it (and probably send you few postcards from her travels)
(hide spoiler)]

music
body of water on cover
body of water on cover
water container

Lady Tea in Wonderland
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Lady Tea is out walking and sees a rabbit darting through the woods. Thinking it may be one of the magical egg laying bunnies she sets off in pursuit. The rabbit darts into a hobbit hole on the edge of town. Never one to turn down a hobbit hole, Lady Tea pursues the rabbit. As soon as she steps inside she falls down a deep hole. She sees a tiny door and a bottle named "DRINK ME". She shrugs and downs the unknown concoction then starts to shrink to a tiny size! Looking around she sees a piece of cake labeled "EAT ME." Growing wise, she pockets a piece of it and heads through the door. On the other side she munches on the cake and returns to her previous size.

After stumbling around for awhile she sees the rabbit sitting at a table with a tea party set out. Smiling to herself she sits down deciding that tea is much better than what else may lay in this crazy world. Lady Tea hopes that others will be told about where she's lost.

Recount Lady Tea's story by reading a book with trees on the cover or one with short people (hobbits/dwarves/etc.) to set the scene. Then read a tiny book (100-150 pages) to tell about shrinking Tea. Read a big book (500+ pages) to tell about making Tea big again. Then read a book with a cup of tea on the cover or one where drinking tea is mentioned in the book to tell about the party. Lady Kelly will gladly pay you 10 gold for helping describe where Lady Tea is lost.
(hide spoiler)]

tree on cover
100-150 p
over 500
cup of tea on cover

Lady Eni's Cinnamon Sticks
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Making Pasteis de Nata is not an easy task. First you need to keep your hands cold for the puff pastry to be smooth and perfect. That means having a bucket of water with lots of ice nearby to keep dipping your hands in. Then is spending hours by a low fire stirring to get the perfect custard. Next comes the wait for them to bake, and the worst part is to avoid eating them while they are fresh from the oven. After conquering this mighty task, Lady Eni only needs some cinnamon sticks to ground and some icing sugar. Easier said than done since some mice had a late night party and now the icing sugar bag has a nice hole in it and is spilled on the floor. Also the cinnamon sticks are all chewed down. Oh no! There is no way she can present her Queen pasteis de nata without ground cinnamon or icing sugar to sprinkle on top. What to do? What to do?

Replace the chewed sticks: Read 2 cinnamon books (*)
Find some icing sugar: Read a white cover book
Serve the pastries: Read a book where the main character loves to cook or does some yummy treats or owns a bakery or food shop.

cinnamon book
cinnamon book
white cover
love to cook

(*)Cinnamon books: brown cover, cinnamon on cover or title, Series or Main Character's name has at least 2 letters from cinnamon. Any character (or pet) is named Cinnamon or Cin.

Lady Eni will gladly pay 10 gold for help with her pastries.
(hide spoiler)]

Sir Reva's Forecasting
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Sir Reva is frantic! There's planting to be done and seeds to choose and the local weather magician hasn't given an accurate weather forecast in months! She wants to fit as many vegetables as possible into her garden since her kitchen is almost done and there's cooking to be done and health points to be had. She wonders if cherry tomatoes are just as good as the big ones and if they are smaller and are ready sooner. They must be tasty since people eat them. As you approach she's wandering around her garden muttering to herself about unpredictable weather and vegetable yields. You cautiously ask if you can help. She turns to you and says, "Well you can start by figuring out what vegetables would be best and provide the biggest benefit in the least amount of time per crop ratio. Oh, and any knowledge of future infestations and plagues would be useful."

Read 2 books where someone predicts the future or is sent to the future and 2 books featuring farmers or economists.

future
future
farmer
farmer

Sir Reva will gladly pay 10 gold for accurate predictions of the future and vegetable benefits.
(hide spoiler)]


message 23: by Mary (last edited May 29, 2015 09:17AM) (new)

Mary  (wimew) | 396 comments I now have the kitten

free kitten photo: KITTEN VARIOUSPICS-123.jpg

feeding kitty

1 S.E. Hinton - Rumble Fish 4/26
2 Arthur C Clarke - Dolphin Island 5/1
3 Ernest Hemingway - The Old Man And The Sea 5/1
4 Douglas Adams - So Long and Thank For All the Fish 5/1


message 24: by Mary (new)

Mary  (wimew) | 396 comments Quests starting 6/1

Spring Cleaning
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The old armor smith found a stockpile of gold in a nearby mountain and up and left! The Queen has asked you to clean out all his old junk and get the smithy ready for the next master smith to live in.

Read a book on your to-read shelf that has been there for more than a year. 1 Experience per book (Max 5 Experience)


message 25: by Mary (new)

Mary  (wimew) | 396 comments Quick! Lies!
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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)


message 26: by Mary (new)

Mary  (wimew) | 396 comments Mesomegomediment
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You're sitting in the tavern enjoying the new specialty Drop Bear Steak and a man sidles up to you. He smells of beer and stale sweat which you suppose isn't all that different from anyone else around the bar or even the bar in general.

"Hey, I heard you know things. I'm looking for these scrolls, they sound kind of the same. Know what they are?"

You're not entirely sure what he's talking about but you figure that with the condition he's in, he would accept anything resembling the right answer.


Read 2 books with a word in the title with the same prefix and 2 books with a word in the title with the same suffix. (Chart) Receive 1 Time Walking Potion and 4 experience for giving the man his answer.

Example:
The Angel Experiment - Merriment in the Museum (-ment)
C is for Corpse - Carpe Corpus (corp-)


message 27: by Mary (new)

Mary  (wimew) | 396 comments Art Extravaganza
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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.

Incarceron (Incarceron, #1) by Catherine FisherThe Key by Simon Toyne

La predestinata by Simon ToyneThe Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Hobbit by J.R.R. TolkienForbidden by Tabitha Suzuma


message 28: by Mary (last edited Jun 29, 2015 05:14PM) (new)

Mary  (wimew) | 396 comments Here Birdy Birdy
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Lady Sonia is in town to celebrate her birthday with Queen Skye. She brought along her beloved pet falcon named Beta Test. Beta left hunting this morning but never returned. Lady Sonia is beside herself with grief and asks for you to help return her falcon to her.


First you must track the falcon. You decide to follow the trail of mutilated, eaten mice. Spell out the word MOUSE using spell it out rules.
M
O
U
S
E

Then you must set a falcon trap. You need some netting and a lure. To make the netting read 3 books with a net on the cover or set at sea. To get the lure read a book about fishing or one with a rodent or bug on the cover.


net/sea
net/sea
net/sea
fishing/rodent or bug on cover
Finally read a book with a bird on the cover to capture Lady Sonia's falcon.



Lady Sonia is so happy with the return of her falcon that she gifts you one of the falcons eyasses. Your baby falcon will return with 1 piece of mouse meat every week on Sunday.

To cook Mouse Meatballs: gather 1 mouse meat, grind, form into ball, sprinkle with salt. Bake 1 hour.
(Requires: 1 Mouse meat, 1 Salt and Kitchen)

Mouse Meatballs: Restores 3 hp. May only be eaten at rest.

(hide spoiler)]


message 29: by Mary (last edited Jul 25, 2015 04:53AM) (new)

Mary  (wimew) | 396 comments Midas Quests Starting 6/1/15
(books may be used from before 6/1/15 if they're not used for something else)

Lady Cait's Streak
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Lady Cait has been hanging out around the tavern and is on a streak! She's so nervous about breaking her streak that she can't stop talking about it. Unfortunately, the tavern is loud and those nearby can't hear her very well. An old man wanders up to her and tells her that if she has a streak on her clothing she can get it out with the soap that his wife sells. Another younger, more attractive man comes up and says that Lady Cait can streak anytime she wants. Lady Cait's eyes go wide and she mumbles something about the wrong kind of streaking. Finally, a shady looking man walks up and says the only foolproof way to maintain a streak is cheating by magic. Lady Cait looks at them all in disgust and storms off. You catch her right before she leaves and offer to help.

Read 1 book with a piece of clothing (without the person in it) on the cover for the old man.
Read 1 book where someone is caught in a compromised situation for the young man.
Read 1 book where someone uses magic for the shady fellow.
Read 1 book where someone wins a game for Lady Cait's true streak.

Lady Cait will gladly pay you 10 gold for helping her maintain her cleanliness, clothliness and morality.


message 30: by Mary (new)

Mary  (wimew) | 396 comments now have my rabbit

rabbit photo: Rabbit rabbit2.jpg


message 31: by Mary (last edited Jul 02, 2015 08:08PM) (new)

Mary  (wimew) | 396 comments Spock Guardian of Forever
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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.
N Nora Roberts - The Search 6/20
I Ingrid Weaver - Seven Days To Forever 6/21
M Michael Crichton - The Andromeda Strain 6/21
O Kathleen O'Reilly - Nightcap 6/22
Y Yardley, Cathy - Jack & Jilted 6/22

Search for Spock in History - Read 3 books written by Leonard Nimoy or set in outer space.

1
2
3

Search for Spock in the Hearts of Men - Read 3 books about sports, dogs or food.
1
2
3

Search for Spock in our Memories - Read 3 books about history or set in the past.
1
2
3


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 a instant (no battle turn used) attack of 10 points. (hide spoiler)]


message 32: by Mary (last edited Jul 25, 2015 06:14AM) (new)

Mary  (wimew) | 396 comments books used for treatment 2 doctor cottage

Yvonne Lindsay - The Child They Didn't Expect 6/24 +2 exp

Karen Anders - Yours To Seduce 6/25 +3 exp

Leslie Kelly - Two To Tangle 6/28 2 exp

books used for treatment 5

Ann Rule If You Really Loved Me (608 p)6/28

Rebecca Zanetti - Blind Faith


message 33: by Mary (new)

Mary  (wimew) | 396 comments Ubiety in Perpetuity

The local librarian (a powerful political position in Novel Kingdom) is walking around looking frazzled in the tavern. You gently take the book out of his hands and notice it's a dictionary. You ask him what the problem is. "I just can't find the word I'm looking for! Property of something or other!" You calm him down and assure him that you'll help find the word he's looking for.

Read a book where the plot, a main character, or other large apsect of the book reflects the words definition.
• Ubiety - the quality or state of being in a place
• Perpetuity - the state or quality of lasting forever
• Palatability - the property of being acceptable to the mouth
• Acceptability - the quality or state of meeting one's needs adequately
• Isotropic - having a physical property that has the same value when measured in different directions
• Uniformity - always the same, as in character or degree; unvarying
• Adaptability - capable of being adapted

Read 3 books for 4 experience.
Read 5 books for 7 experience.
Read all 7 books for 10 experience and 1 Heal Potion.


message 34: by Mary (last edited Jun 28, 2015 03:24PM) (new)

Mary  (wimew) | 396 comments They Vant to Suck your Blood

It's warm and sunny out in Novel Kingdom and you'd like nothing more than to go hiking in the woods and enjoy a nice picnic complete with Drop Bear Burgers and Lemonade. You've just gotten into the forest when the mosquitoes attack! Little bites all over your body feeling like you've descended to the 7th level of Hell, Violence. You frantically try to cover up but they've grown superior and beat back your every attempt at salvation. You're only hope now is to squash every last one of them in your trusty Ye Old Flysquatter.

To squash the mosquitoes:
• Read a book with irritating/annoying character or book that was annoying to you
• Read a book where someone bites
• Read a book with blood on cover or in title or series
• Read a book you were itching to read

Squashing the mosquitoes will bring on a sense of self satisfaction, inner peace and net you 5 experience and a Minor Poison Potion.


message 35: by Mary (new)

Mary  (wimew) | 396 comments The Academy - Geography
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Novel Kingdom is having some problems with geographical dissenters. The rogue group is calling themselves Novelarian Flat Page Society. They believe that all of Novel Kingdom exists on a single sheet of paper in a single book in the Great Reader's library. The head of the geography department is beside himself. Help him map out the world and prove that Novel Kingdom actually rests on the cover of a book laying on the Great Reader's coffee table.

Receive +12 Experience and 1 Major Heal Potion after helping the geography department.

• Read a book set in country where you live or come from.
• Read a book set in a foreign country.
• Read a book set in imaginary country.
• Read a book set on the continent you live on.
• Read a book set on another continent except North America and Europe
• Read a book with mountains on the cover
• Read a book with river/sea on the cover
• Read a book with valley on the cover
• Read a book with forest on the cover


message 36: by Mary (new)

Mary  (wimew) | 396 comments Hot or Not
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Lady Adelaide is one of the most eligible bachelorettes in the region. She sits down at the tavern mumbling "I'm all hot and bothered about Sir Quinn." You inquire as to if that's a good thing and she likes the knight. She glares at you. "No! I'm hot because it's the middle of summer and I'm bothered because Sir Quinn is a ninny. He bought me chrysanthemum instead of roses!" You venture over to Sir Quinn and inquire if you can help though you're unsure as to if you should also offer your sympathies.

- Read 3 books with flowers on their cover to make a bouquet (Extra +1 exp if they are all roses)
- Read a book that takes place in summer
- Read a book with a beach picture on the cover. Or book with beach related object on cover.
- Read something hot (steamy book topic, set in a hot climate or even a bestseller)
- Read a book that has been made into a summer movie. Or it would be great summer movie

+7 Exp and 1 Damage potion for helping Sir Quinn.


message 37: by Mary (new)

Mary  (wimew) | 396 comments Collect them All
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They're everywhere! Bugs here! Bugs there! Bugs everywhere! Capture them all before the whole kingdom is overrun with the creepy crawlies.

Collect 100 bugs. Each instance of a bug found in a book may count, multiple instances may be found in each book however books with insects found may not be used for other tasks. (Find Items Potion may be stacked for this quest). Bugs include Ants, Beetles, Flies, Mosquitoes, Spiders, and anything else you would denote as a creepy crawly.

For capturing all the bugs earn +10 Experience and 1 Time Walking Potion.


message 38: by Mary (new)

Mary  (wimew) | 396 comments Relay Race
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The annual Novel Kingdom Olympics are just around the corner and you are one of the brave, the proud, the lowly messenger runner. Nevertheless, it is your job to ensure that all the surrounding kingdoms are formally invited to come and participate in the festivities. Your job is to run to each town delivering the invitation.
The complete route is as follows:

Stop #1 - Paperville - 120 Furlongs
Stop #2 - Novelette - 80 Furlongs
Stop #3 - Kindletopia - 200 Furlongs
Stop #4 - Nookestern - 100 Furlongs
Stop #5 - Booksylvania - 250 Furlongs
Stop #6 - Omnibuskee - 60 Furlongs
Stop #7 - Scrollern - 150 Furlongs
Stop #8 - Blogia - 175 Furlongs
Stop #9 - Novel Kingdom - 40 Furlongs


Every letter in a books title, authors first name and/or authors last name may count as a Furlong. You may choose to include any or all of the segments. In the case of books with 2 or more authors any one of the authors may be chosen to be used. Books with subtitles include the subtitle in the count. Punctuation and spaces do not count towards a letter count. The exact Furlong count must be reached at each stop to complete that leg of the journey. (http://www.wordcounter.net/ is a useful tool for counting letters, use the characters (no spaces) after deleting any punctuation)

Example: 120 Furlongs
Me Before You Jojo Moyes = 11 + 4 + 5 = 20
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone J.K. Rowling = 31 + 2 + 7 = 40
Slide: ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations Nancy Duarte = 54 + 6 = 60
20 + 40 + 60 = 120

Stops must be completed in order.
Complete the first 3 stops to earn 10 Experience and 1 Heal Potion.
Complete the next 3 stops to earn 13 Experience and 1 Find Items Potion.
Complete the last 3 stops to earn 15 Experience an 1 Damage Potion.


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Mary  (wimew) | 396 comments Midas Quests

Sir Angel's Story

Since weather was beautiful and warm last few days, the heroes decided to throw a little bonfire party near some nearby woods. As it usually goes, after few ales and delicious drop bears steaks, it's time for scary stories. After a couple of pretty tame stories, Sir Angel thinks it's time to share her adventure... "...and then I entered the woods following Ser -- tracks. Luckily moon was full so I could see almost everything otherwise I'd have to wait till morning. I heard sound away from the path and when I looked that way I saw a man. It had to be Ser -- so I went toward him calling his name. I guess he didn't hear me as he continued walking and at one point I lost him as there was huge tree on the way. When I got to that tree, I froze." You look around and all heroes are sitting on the edge, listening carefully. "On the ground were Ser -- clothes, but he was nowhere to be seen. And going away from the clothes I could see paw tracks. Big paw tracks. And then I heard it...." You start biting your nails. "Howl! But not normal wolf howl. This one was terrifying! It made my blood run cold." Silence. "Don't you see?! It's obvious, Ser -- is shapeshifter!" Everyone (but you) starts laughing hard.

Read a book tagged as paranormal or fantasy, read a book with animal on the cover (preferably dog/wolf but not required), read a book with moon on cover or in title or series and read a book where someone goes through some change. Bring this collected evidence to Sir Angel so she can prove to other heroes she was telling the truth and she'll pay you 10 gold.

Lady Gesa's Rumbly Tummy
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On a one fine day Novelarians decided to have little spelling contest. Every hero ran to library to find dictionaries and tried to learn all those obscure words so they can win a prize (a jar of honey). Only Lady Gesa didn't do anything. After all, she grew up speaking German and who could forget all those nice words like Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz. The day has come and the heroes go up on stage. Lady Gesa, full of herself, just smirks at other heroes trying to cram in that last word before show-time. The local librarian goes from hero to hero and lets them pull the words out of a hat. Words like tomato, peanut, pancake, hamburger start coming up and Lady Gesa remembers she didn't eat anything that day. Her stomach starts to growl. The librarian is getting closer and closer and Lady Gesa's stomach is getting louder and louder. Lady Gesa is afraid she'll die of mortification if this doesn't end soon. Finally the librarian calls for a break and Lady Gesa looks at you to help her out and bring her something to eat.

You run home to check your pantry for ingredients.

Read a book where both author initials can be found in BREAD for bread.
Read a book with a vegetarian character for lettuce.
Read a book with a yellow cover for cheese.
Read a book with an animal on the cover or someone who works with animals for meat.
You gather ingredients and quickly make tasty sandwich for which you'll get 10 gold from Lady Gesa.


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Mary  (wimew) | 396 comments quests starting 8/1

One Shield to Rule Them All
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One Shield to rule them all, One Shield to find them,
One Shield to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Broken Spines where the Shadows lie.



A shield has been recovered from the depths of the Great Novel Forrest. It is rusted and grimy but radiates a great power. The local blacksmith speaks of a legend of 5 Gems of Power that when inserted into a powerful shield will grand the user many boons.

He then offers his services (up to 25% off and more!) to polish up the shield you found in hopes that it may at least make a good pastry plate.


The blacksmith needs some steel wool (a grey covered book) to polish the shield and smooth oil (a smooth book) to make it shine.

Then you must find the 5 Gems of Power and insert them into your shield.
White, Purple, Blue, Red, Green

Reward: One Shield - Negates one attack point from physical enemy attacks.

The Gems must be activated to achieve their full power.


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Mary  (wimew) | 396 comments Scrounger Hunt
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It's the 1st annual Scrounger Hunt in Novel Kingdom! Queen Skye has been plagued with requests for various things that her subjects need and has found a clever way to make everyone happy. She is offering reward potions to those who bring back items on her scrounger list of things that people need.

Scrounger List
• Turmeric
• Cinnamon
• Rosemary
• Ginger
• Basil
• St. John's Wort
• Garlic
• Steel
• Copper
• Silver
• Gold
• Cotton
• Silk
• Fabric
• Dye
• Candle
• Wax
• Ink
• Paper
• Bowl


Each scrounger list item may only be found once in the text of a book. The word may be plural. Each potion is listed with the number of scrounger items needed to win it. You may trade in items for potions at any time.

• Minor Heal Potion - 1 Item
• Heal Potion - 2 Items
• Major Heal Potion - 3 Items
• Minor Poison Potion - 2 Items
• Enhanced Weapon Potion - 3 Items
• Damage Potion - 4 Items
• Find Items Potion - 2 Items
• Time Walking Potion - 3 Items
• Duplication Potion - 4 Items
• Weakening Potion - 2 Items (must be unlocked through Alchemy That! quest)
• Transmogrification Potion - 1 Items (must be unlocked through Alchemy That! quest)
• Pet Plus Potion - 4 Items (must be unlocked through Alchemy That! quest)


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Mary  (wimew) | 396 comments Alchemy That!
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(Tasks must be completed in order)
The local Alchemist is a student of Dr. Cottage. He ushers you into his laboratory promising great and mighty potions if you can just help him out with some of the ingredients. You agree a bit warily remembering your last run-in with Dr. Cottage's protegees.

"Ahh the potion that I want to try first is a delicate blend of boar liver, scat of mongoose and tree sap."

Cringing a bit you agree to look for the items.

Boar Liver may be found in books containing a boar or pig (dead or alive).
Scat of Mongoose may be found in any book taking place in Africa.
Tree Sap may be found in a book with a tree on the cover.

You give these all to The Alchemist and receive 1 Weakening Potion.
Weakening Potion - Reduces your attack power to half of normal for both sword and staff (rounded up).
"Oh my.... that's not what I wanted it to do."

You feel a bit woozy and have to sit down for awhile.

"Don't worry dear Chap. This one is foolproof! I just need a vial of duck feathers and 3 eyeball of newts."


A vial of duck feathers may be found in books where there is a swamp or wetlands.
Each eye of newt may be found in a book with an O anywhere in the title.

You give these all to The Alchemist and receive 1 Transmogrification Potion
Transmogrification Potion - Transforms 1 dropped item from a common monster into any other dropped item from a common monster.


You glance at The Alchemist. "Well...", you say. "It's certainly interesting. Though I'm not sure I need my goblin bones to be bat wings...."

The Alchemist sighs. "Don't worry. This last one will work for sure! All we need is all the vowels."


Find books that start with A, E, I, O, and U to provide all the vowels to The Alchemist.

For giving the Alchemist all the vowels, receive 1 Pet Plus Potion.
Pet Plus Potion - Doubles the effects of any pets of the hero for one week.


"Oh, Mr. Alchemist! I love it! Fido will be so happy!" You happily walk away with your potions, hoping you don't mix them up.


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Mary  (wimew) | 396 comments If it Sounds like a Horse...
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Ser Amanda is back from visiting from the neighboring kingdom of Storyfornia. She has brought with her flock of Sheep to shear on the Sea Shore. She motions you over.

"I have lost my shears and cannot shear my sheep by the sea shore! Whatever shall I do!"

You tell her not to worry and that you'll help her shear her sheep. She promises you a warm horse rug in return for your help made of the finest fleece.


• Mine some metal in the Novel Mines - Read a book with a miner
• Pay the blacksmith to form the shears - Pay the blacksmith with a gold covered book
• Create a Sheep Pen - Spell out the word PEN
• Herd the Sheep - Read a book with a dog on the cover
• Shear the Sheep - Read a book with a sheep in it
• Skirt the Fleece - Read a book where the main characters job is cleaning
• Dye the Wool - Read a book that is 90% one color on the cover
• Spin the Wool - Read a book with 3 O's in the title
• Knit the Blanket - Read a book that has multiple story lines that merge together

For helping Ser Amanda shear her sheep you receive 1 warm horse rug which allows a horse to make one of your attacks an area of effect attack.


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Mary  (wimew) | 396 comments The First Puppy of Novel Kingdom

Search far and wide for the perfect name!
- author same 1st name - Mary Balogh - The Escape 7/12/15
- title start M - Malevolent K M Carroll 7/13/15
- title start F- Fallen In Love Lauren Kate 7/14/15
-author last initial M- Mallery Susan -Barefoot Season-7/15/15
-authir 1st initial F Fiona Brand - Blade's Lady 7/16/15
- two names + last Jayne Ann Krentz - In Too Deep 7/17/15
- author uses initials - B J Daniels Fallen 7/18/15
- top 10 name Sarah (10) Sarah Mayberry Bound To The Bachelor 5/11/16
- unusual name Gwendolyn Joanne Rock - The Captive 5/1 16

Reward: One Puppy. Your puppy is very poorly behaved but can be trained with lots of help by fellow Novelarians.


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Mary  (wimew) | 396 comments Tournament of Alka
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The Queen is sending a contingent of riders to the The Alka Tournament of Sinj. You bravely step forward when the Queen asks for volunteers and proclaim in a loud voice that you are the best horse rider and alka stabber in all of Novel Kingdom. The Queen quickly agrees with you and sends you off to represent the Kingdom.


To compete in the tournament you need to have a horse. If you do not have one you may read a book with a horse on the cover to borrow one.

You also need a 3m long spear (read a book that's 300-399 pages or a book that has something spear-like on the cover) and alka (read a book where the author's initials (all listed) can be found in ALKA)

To spear alka roll a dice and read a book that is that number in a series.

For competing in the tournament receive 5 Experience and 1 Heal Potion.


message 46: by Mary (last edited Jul 28, 2015 07:50PM) (new)

Mary  (wimew) | 396 comments midas quests

Captain Morgan and the Tower of Books
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Captain Morgan stands in the middle of her living room and sighs heavily. All around her are towers and towers of books just waiting for a strong breeze to topple. And please don't even mention those scattered in other rooms. She looks at you. "So you are looking for a bunny book? I know I have at least one but as you can see it's a little hard to find it quickly. Let's start with this pile." She approaches nearest tower and starts checking titles.

Read a book with book on cover or tagged as book about book to collect all Captain Morgan's books in one place.
Read book set in wooden area or has wood/tree on cover to get wood for shelves.
Read a book where character works with wood, is handyman or works in construction to have someone to build those shelves.
Read a book with something vertical on the cover to make sure books won't fall from shelves.

Bring finished bookshelves to Captain Morgan and she'll give you 10 gold for it.


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Mary  (wimew) | 396 comments Lady Cathy versus The Rat Stew
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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, start by reading book tagged as cooking or food or with food on cover.
Then read a book with recipes to find perfect one for stew that Lady Cathy will like.
After that read a book where letters R, A, T can be found together (in any order) in title to make sure there is a rat ready.
And finally read something delicious.

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


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Mary  (wimew) | 396 comments The second-somewhat-monthlyish Scrounger Hunt
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It's the second-somewhat-monthlyish Scrounger Hunt in Novel Kingdom! Queen Skye has been pleased with the response of the first hunt and has decided to offer rewards for the other items she has received requests for. She is offering reward potions to those who bring back items on her scrounger list of things that people need.

Scrounger List
• Fleece
• Fur
• Needles
• Thread
• Linen
• Perfume
• Pearl
• Oil
• Wine
• Wool
• Spices
• Fish
• Calamine
• Treacle
• Spectacles
• Wainscot
• Incense
• Ironwork
• Clocks
• Pewter


Each scrounger list item may only be found once in the text of a book. The word may be plural. Each potion is listed with the number of scrounger items needed to win it. You may trade in items for potions at any time.

• Minor Heal Potion - 1 Item
• Heal Potion - 2 Items
• Major Heal Potion - 3 Items
• Minor Poison Potion - 2 Items
• Enhanced Weapon Potion - 3 Items
• Damage Potion - 4 Items
• Find Items Potion - 2 Items
• Time Walking Potion - 3 Items
• Duplication Potion - 4 Items
• Weakening Potion - 2 Items (must be unlocked through Alchemy That! quest)
• Transmogrification Potion - 1 Items (must be unlocked through Alchemy That! quest)
• Pet Plus Potion - 4 Items (must be unlocked through Alchemy That! quest)


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Mary  (wimew) | 396 comments You're all nuts! - Repeatable Quest


There was an old woman who lived in a shoe.
She had so many squirrels, she didn't know what to do.
She gave them some nuts without any thought;
And they rose up before her and started a coup.



Sitting sadly at a table in the tavern is an old lady missing all her nuts... or maybe she is totally nuts... it's hard to tell. She tells you a sad story about the loss of her home to a terrorist uprising. You decide that you might be able to evict some of those squirrels and reclaim their nuts to add to your own sense of sanity.

Quest may be repeated once each month. (Find Items Potion works for this quest.)
Spell out the word SHOE using spell-it-out rules to evict the squirrels for the month. They are persistent though and will reclaim the shoe at the 1st of each month.

Receive 3 nuts for evicting the squirrels.


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Mary  (wimew) | 396 comments Clinomaniac
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Every morning, you wake up at the crack of dawn. You squint, blink your eyes several times, then yawn, close your eyes again, grumble, thrash around, pull your sheets up, push them down, itch, grumble, then finely pry yourself out of bed to face the day. Your pallet just isn't cutting it anymore. You have a severe case of clinomania and need a better bed to give in to your deeper issues. Luckily, the town woodworker is willing and able to help you on your quest.... for a price.

Requires House.
Gather 4 large logs for the bed legs. Each log may be found in a book with a tree on the cover.
Gather 4 rails for the sides. Each rail may be found in a book over 500 pages.
Gather fabric for the mattress by reading a trilogy.
Gather feathers to stuff the mattress by reading a book with a chicken or duck in the story.

Receive 10 Experience and a Bed for gathering all the materials. Bed will heal you 1 HP every Sunday.


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