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Truth be told, I LOVE harvest moon and probably own every single version of the game on its many different consoles. My favorite versions are still Back to Nature, Harvest moon 64, Magical Melody and Animal Parade. Anyways, seeing as though there was next to zero FAQS out there for this game...well you all know the drill, I stepped in and took charge! (I love doing that kind of stuff :P) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This guide contains SPOILERS!!! This guide will do one thing; help you get to point A to B with all the help necessary to do so. If you DO NOT want someone to hold your hand throughout the game, then please do not use my guide, I promise I will not be offended! This guide was written using the Innocent Life copy for the Playstation 2 exclusively. I have no idea what is and isnít similar in the Psp version of this game. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOO oOoOoOoOoOoO TABLE OF CONTENTS OoOoOoOoOoOoO OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoO 1. Introduction 2. Legal/Contact Information 3. Revision History 4. Story (STOR01) A. Whatís different from Past Harvest Moons? (CHAN01) 5. Storyline Walkthrough (STWK01) 6. Pets guide (PET01) A. Stray Cat B. Dog C. Kitten 7. Television Channel Guide (TV01) 8. Tools and Their Upgrades (TLUP01) 9. Crops (CROP01) A. Farm Crops B. Flowers & Herbs C. Wild Fruit D. Mushrooms 10. Mining & Jewels (MNJW01) A. Stones and their Uses B. Setting Stones C. The Wonder of Jewels D. List of Stones, Ores & Jewels 11. Cooking & Recipes (REC01) 12. Your Helper Robot (HLPRO01) 13. Farm Animals (FMAN01) A. Chickens B. Sheep C. Cows 14. Libertaís Dictionary (LIBD01) 15. Television Show Scripts (TV02) 16. Credits OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOo OoOoO Legal Information oOoOoO OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoO Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon Special Edition Walkthrough Copyright 2008 by Michele Steidinger/Sanzo aka acorn_buddy_5 All rights reserved Started: August 13, 2008 Finished: Version: 1.0 ********************************** DISTRIBUATION RULES ********************************** This guide may be distributed as long as it: 1) Remains complete in its original form, completely unaltered! If you would like to use my guide, in part or in whole, you must ask first! 2) Contains this copyright notice (I would like credit for putting effort and time into making this guide) 3) Is not for profitable gains (unless itís me whoís profiting ^_^) Presently, the only sites allowed to host this guide is: GameFAQS at http://www.GameFAQS.com If you wish to host this guide, suggest changes or simply comment, E-mail me at Acornbuddy5@hotmail.com I love hearing comments so please feel free! ***************************** E-MAIL RULES ***************************** * Positive remarks will be answered promptly; negative remarks (unless constructive) will be ignored. Not to be rude but thatís how it is. * Please include the title Innocent Life in your emails to reduce confusion. * I will only respond to those emails written in the English language and as such, I will only reply to emails in English. Although I can read and write in French...my knowledge is very limited and I would feel bad if I could not properly communicate with your email questions and comments. Thank you all for understanding! Their respective trademark and copyright holders own all trademarks and copyrights contained in this document. OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOo OoOoO Revision History oOoOoO OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoO - Version 0.1 (August 13, 2008) Introduction and Legal Information is added Revision History created and updated Story and television scripts added -Version 0.2 (August 15, 2008) Mining and Jewels section completed. More added to Libertaís dictionary Added more to the storyline walkthrough Updated TV show scripts Added crops section and flower section -Version 0.3 (August 18, 2008) Started Tools and their upgrades section Started and completed the television channel guide Added more TV show scripts & spring crop information Started and completed the Farm animals section Added more to the storyline walkthrough Started and completed the Cooking & Recipes section -Version 0.4 (April 1, 2009) Just going to send in what Iíve got...after the wedding there was mass chaos and unfortunately that resulted in me loosing my memory card with the game file attached to this FAQ. BUT I will not let you fellow gamers wait any longer so Iím sending this UNFINISHED guide. Please no emails telling me itís incomplete...I already know. -Version 0.5 (July 23, 2011) I canít believe how incomplete this guide truly is. Iím extremely sorry to have left the players this lack luster information. Iím hoping to fix this error starting now. Iíve gone ahead and made some major grammar/spelling corrections. Have added more to the main guide as well as the sub-sections. Cleaned up the random information I had floating around towards the bottom. -Version 0.6 (July 25, 2011) Added huge additions to the main guide finishing off springís season Created the ďPetsĒ section Added new TV show scripts for all shows Added a Goal underneath the Story for players to view Started reforming the guides layout in certain sections Created the ďHelper RobotĒ section -Version 0.7 (July 26, 2011) Making very good progress on the main guide and have almost caught up to where I left the guide when I first sent it out. Added more TV scripts; completing Cooking Life Added a few new things to the ďAnimalsĒ section -Version 0.8 (July 27, 2011) Caught up to the main guide Added information on how to get the puppy pet Caught up to all the TV scripts I had episodes for -Version 0.9 (July 31, 2011) Added important information regarding the use of jewels Added how to obtain your third pet Completed the ďHelper RobotĒ section -Version 1.0 (August 17, 2011) Finished main story line guide Finished all TV scripts Added more entries to Libertaís Dictionary Started extra missions such as 5000 crop challenge OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOo OoOoO Story (STOR01) oOoOoO OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoO Direct from the instructional booklet: *Life is good for the residents of Heartflame Island, especially since new robots and automated machines do almost all the work. But technology is a tool--not an answer to all problems. Maybe thatís why everyone is a little uneasy about the old stories of strange magic and a prediction that Flame Mountain will erupt and destroy everything. Thatís why Dr. Hope made you--because you can open and explore ancient places where no human has ventured for many years.* Goal: The goal of this particular Harvest Moon is to appease the wrath of the Fire Spirit. Youíll have two years to do this otherwise the islandís volcano will erupt and destroy everything. In order to calm the Fire Spiritís anger you must find the Water Spirit and convince it to use its power of ice to stop the volcano from exploding. However, the Water Spirit wonít help you until youíve found the Forest Spirit. The Forest Spirit unfortunately has been separated into 3 sprites that youíll need to find and then get them to re-join into the Forest Spirit. All this, while trying to learn to become human! Phew! ****************************************************** A. Whatís different from Past Harvest Moons? (CHAN01) ****************************************************** So whatís different from this game than every other Harvest moon game out there? In short...A LOT! 1. The way to get around town is no longer by horse...in this game youíll receive a buggy which not only is more impressive than a horse but moves much faster! 2. You, the main character, are a robot. Thatís quite a change from being the loveable human Jack we Harvest Moon fans know and love. Seeing as though youíre a robot, you are unable to marry in this game. Thatís right, youíve heard me correctly, NO MARRIAGE! That means no wooing of any sort in this game. No love for the robot... 3. You do not start off the game with ANY animals...that includes your trusty dog. Please see my Pets section of this guide for how to obtain your fuzzy friends. 4. There is absolutely zero option to give gifts to people to boost friendship points. In fact, you donít need to converse with any of the townís folk if you donít want too...other than for story progression of course. People may rejoice or scream as they wish. 5. There is a TON of variations of crops to grow in this game, from different flowers (sunflower, rose, tulip etc...) to crops (melons, lemons, green peas etc...), and even herbs (lavender, rosemary etc.) 6. Your field is huge, but certain sections are locked and therefore unusable to you until you can break the seal on them...How you ask? Please read my Your Farm section for more. 7. You donít build a barn or henhouse in this game (or any other building actually). You own one giant facility thatís houses all your animals from the very beginning but just like your fields you will be unable to use them until you break the seal. 8. Your tools level up with a certain amount of experience from use, similar to Harvest Moon 64. 9. There are only a few festivals that occur during the game, and you will be told when they are as the story progresses. Make sure to remember when they are since you also have no calendar to check if youíre wrong! 10. In this new HM title, each season is 35 days long! Thatís 5 extra days instead of the old 30 day calendar of HMís past. These are just a handful of brand new changes, some of which are already vastly different from previous HM titles. There are plenty more changes and differences in this game, can you discover them all? OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOo OoOoO Storyline Walkthrough (STWK01) oOoOoO OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoO ----------------------------------------------------------------------- PLEASE READ! Note: This guide will never dictate what kinds of crops you should grow, what animals you should get or anything like that. The sole purpose of this guide is to help you, the player, complete the storyline in the earliest time period possible while still acquiring all the different items, crops, fruits etc. that the game has to offer. This is your game, so play it how you choose. Also note that this guide does and will spoil to the storyline for you. Iíve tried to be as detailed as possible and in so doing have spoiled much of the story during my walkthrough. I will not be offended if you choose not to use my guide but at the same time I will not be blamed for ruining your game experience if you choose to read ahead. Alright, as usual Iíve rambled too long...lets start a new life shall we? ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ***************************** Friday, Winter 33 ***************************** When you first begin the game, youíll see different images appearing on your screen until it eventually forms a heart shaped island. Welcome to Heartlfame Island! Afterwards, youíll see a man typing on his computer. Heís filling out a registration form for someone, someone that happens to have your name :) Note how he changes his mind in labeling the person a male instead of a robot. (Iíve been recently informed that the doctor may not be changing the species of your character but simply listing the robot as a male robot.) The scene then switches to the mayors office. The mayor and his son discuss that the doctor wishes to go through with registering this person as a resident of the island. Back to the lab, you awaken in a tube as the man from the intro welcomes you. He introduces himself as Dr. Hope Grain and states that he will be your father. He then tells you that youíre currently in his residence and then asks you if you saw the image of the island he sent to you. You can either choose yes or no. Choose YES to continue the game play. Choosing NO will allow you to watch the different images forming the island once again. Dr. Hope then continues to tell you that youíll need to try and grow some crops and that this is youíre initiation to becoming a full-fledged resident here on the island. He says that to become fully human youíll need to learn to value of life. After he says this youíre free to move about. Before you leave the lab however, make sure to speak with the Maid. Sheíll explain how to check your inventory. This can be done by pressing the L1 button. At this time follow Dr. Hope out into the sitting room and introduce yourself to Gayak, a local farmer on the island and one of the few that still plants crops by hand. Gayak has come to teach you to learn how to farm after youíve spoken to Gayak speak with your father. Heíll tell you more about the piece of land he has purchased for you and that he got a great deal on it because most of the land was sealed (whatever that means...) He then asked you if were ready to learn how to farm. Select YES to continue the game play. Gayak then proceeds to drag you off to his farm where you will experience a farming tutorial. But before you leave, Dr. Hope grants you his old watering can to use for farming. You receive the <Doctorís Watering Can.> Along the way to Gayakís farm, your character will notice some little dudes popping out of the woods. Theyíll have a little conversation and then leave. Gayak will ask you what you thought you heard and afterward will continue the trek to his farm. Youíll arrive at Gayakís farm and (because itís winter) heíll pull out his virtual farm to help teach you the basics of farming. So first heíll explain that you need to till the soil before you can start planting any seeds and heíll give you his old hoe to use. You receive an <Iron Hoe.> Equip your hoe by going to your inventory by pressing the L1 button and then selecting your hoe and pressing triangle. Then proceed to till all nine squares of earth. Afterward tilling all nine squares, Gayak will give you a seed bag thatís currently filled with 9 potato seeds. He then instructs you to plant these seeds in the newly tilled ground. Note: If youíd liked to get a jump start on your farm, only plant one of the nine potato seeds that Gayak had given you. After planting one seed, talk to Gayak to begin the next portion of the tutorial. You just got 8 free seeds! WhooHoo! Gayak will then ask you to go ahead and water the seed(s) you just planted. Go and do so then speak with him again to advance your farming tutorial. He then fast forwards time (remember this is a virtual farm) to the final stage of the potatoes growth so that you can practice harvesting. Do so to complete your tutorial. Youíll be tired from your hard days work and Gayakís wife Marlene will invite you to stay the night at their house. ***************************** Saturday, Winter 34 ***************************** Walk downstairs after waking up and youíll have a meal at Gayakís house. Marlene will ask you if the food was good, select YES to make her happy. Doing so will increase your love, cooking and humor points by 1. Selecting NO will yield no increase. Speak with Marlene and she states she has something for you. She will give you another seed bag so that you can hold more types of seeds. After this is done walk downstairs and speak with Gayak and he gives you 9 turnip seeds to help start your farm. So at this point you should have 9 turnip seeds and if you chose to only plant one seed during the tutorial 8 potato seeds as well. Return back upstairs to meet another character named Marcia; sheís the grand daughter of Marlene and Gayak. At this point Marcia states sheís going to drop you off at Dr. Hopeís house. Along the walk to Dr. Hopes, Marcia states that sheís seen some Nature sprites around this area. Maybe those were the little guys you saw yesterday...Anyways, continue to Dr. Hopeís house. Vita, the maid, will direct you to the dining room so you can eat some dinner. This is actually a farewell party that the Dr. and Vita are throwing for you. Afterwards you and the Dr. will have a conversation in the dining room alone, and he will ask you a question about the value of life to which you should answer YES. This will make the Dr. happy and will increase you love and intelligence points by 1. ***************************** Sunday, Winter 35 ***************************** Youíll wake up in the shine pod. Walk down screen until Vita starts talking to you. Sheíll mention that the Dr. is outside by the garden (which is directly west of the house.) Go there now and speak with Dr. Hope. You both walk back to the house afterwards to meet the artist thatís to bring you to your new farm. At this point after saying goodbye to the doctor, you and Moonlight head off to your place at the Easter Ruins. Along the way Moonlight will point out different landmarks such as the south Heartflame cave and youíll take a lovely jaunt through the valley towards the ruins. Youíll both walk into the ruins and youíll enter your room. Moonlight will remind you that youíre a stranger in this land and that youíll need to work hard in order to gain the townsfolkís trust. Youíll head to bed at this point and your human stats will increase. Your challenge, love and intelligence will all increase by 1 point. ***************************** Monday, Spring 1 ***************************** Some old man by the name of Franco will awaken you. Heís come to watch you in action on your very first day. Head over to the elevator and choose the option to go up to your farm. Franco will explain that he already tilled some soil for you so that you can start planting those turnips seeds Gayak gave you the day before. Youíll have to till your own soil from now after this. So go ahead and plant those turnip seeds in the already prepared soil then till some more soil for the potato seeds and water them as well. Donít forget to water your crops every day or they wonít grow otherwise! After youíve finished with your crops, make your way over to the item box (itís the burnt orange looking tube to the left of the elevator with grass on top of it.) Press the O button to bring up a menu and choose the option to put away items. At this time you can safely put away both empty seeds bags as well as the power and snow soles. Note: Only put away the soles if youíre using the analog stick to move around. If youíre using the directional pad, youíll need to have the appropriate soles equipped (the red power soles for spring - autumn and the blue soles for winter) otherwise youíll be defaulted to walking. Using the analog stick will always make you run and thus the soles have no use. After doing this, spend sometime and walk around your farm meet and greet all of the people that have come to visit you. You will meet the majority of the townsfolk at this time so try to make friends yes? After speaking with everyone, talk with Franco and heíll remind you that you will be unable to leave the ruins until after youíve successfully harvested your first shipment of crops. At this time everyone will leave your farm for the day. At this point youíre free to fully explore your ruins home inside and out. If you check out your storage facility, youíll find 2 sealed blue doors and a seed box. Even though the blue doors are locked now, remember their location for later! The seed box is where all of your seeds are kept. When you purchase seeds from the store or from your seed machines (that you unlock later) they automatically get sent to this location. You must have a seed bag in your inventory if you want to remove any seeds from the box. You can also look inside the box to see which seeds you already have. The box is also used for putting away any unused seeds that you no longer want to carry around in your pack. If you travel down to the ruins entrance and head to the northern end of the room, youíll see another sealed door but this time itís red. Thereís nothing more of note in the entrance at this time so why donít you step outside? The wooden door to the left of the main ruins entrance (where you came out of earlier) houses Franco, the elderly man who woke you up this morning. Speak to him if you wish to learn more about the history of the island. There is a blue door to the left of Francoís house though itís sealed off at the moment, remember itís location for later! The wooden door to the right of the main ruins entrance houses Moonlight, the artist that guided you to your home the other day. There are two orange sealed doors to the right of Moonlightís house; make note of them for later! You should also make note of the different trees and bushes you may come across for they bear fruit during different seasons for you to harvest. None are ripe now however and so are of little use currently. If you continue along the right side of the screen, youíll eventually come to a long swinging bridge. You are allowed to cross the bridge but when you try to enter the area beyond you are scolded by Franco and reminded that you cannot leave the area until you harvest your first crop! Now Iím going to ask you to do something that may prove difficult to those of you that love to have your farm spic and span. Resist the urge to get rid of any weeds you may see around your farm; although if you honestly canít survive with a single weed amongst your crops for a few days you can always throw the weeds into the water pond. >_> Youíll be receiving an item in just a few days that will help you remove them faster. Youíll just have to trust me on this. Try to squeeze some time in today to check out both the Drama and Anime channels on your TV if you wish. Also, Please make sure to watch the Cooking Life channel each and every Monday. Itís very important that you start making a habit of viewing them every week because youíll need to know all 10 skills (thatís one new skill per week!) in order to complete a very crucial main story event later in winter. Iíll remind you each Monday just in case you forget. This weekís lesson is on how to make ďDrinks.Ē ***************************** Tuesday, Spring 2 ***************************** After waking up this morning, head up to your farm to discover a man standing next to your item box along with the mayorís son. They will engaged in a conversation talking about how they think farming this place by hand is crazy and that they thought Dr. Hope wouldíve created a new invention to help auto-farming prosper; they werenít expecting you. The mayorís son implores you to keep the fact that youíre a robot a secret as he doesnít believe that the other townsfolk would take kindly to it. Since life on the farm is going to be a bit slow for the first couple days why not try harvesting a very useful item that can help you in your farming endeavor? Take the elevator down to the ruins entrance and step outside. Once outside head to your left and walk down a little slope to reach the waters edge where you should see many yellow plants on the ground. This yellow stuff is actually known as strange moss and when itís used in conjunction with your crops it can help retain water for up to 2 days. To use the moss, equip it using the triangle button then place it on tilled soil. One piece of moss can be used to spread across 9 different squares of tilled soil! Thatís pretty amazing if you think about it. Once on the ground you can then place your crop seeds on top of the moss. Water the crops at this time and you donít need to worry about watering for the next 2 days! Pretty cool huh? Strange moss really shines when you have lots of exploring to accomplish during later parts of the game. There are around 43 strange mosses that you can pick up from this lake area. Thereís also a new TV show you can watch today on the Drama channel if youíre so inclined. ***************************** Wednesday, Spring 3 ***************************** After waking up and heading out to your farm, you see more strange people standing amongst your fields. Speaking with the closest person reveals that his name is Million and that he runs the townís supermarket. After speaking with a very rude youth named Lenny, Million and he will both leave you to your work. Water your crops just as before then head downstairs and enter Francoís lodgings. Franco lives outside the ruins entrance and to the left in case you forgot! Speak with Franco and heíll ask you if youíre used to farm life yet, select YES to receive a free sickle! You receive an <Iron Sickle.> Now you can have something else to do today! Remember all those weeds I asked you not to destroy? Well you can go crazy with your new sickle! Destroy every weed in sight and try to maintain a certain amount of cleanliness around the farm. ******************************************** Thrusday, Spring 4 & Friday, Spring 5 ******************************************** Nothing new one these days, just make sure to keep those crops watered! ***************************** Saturday, Spring 6 ***************************** When you wake up this morning, Franco and Moonlight will be standing in front of the elevator waiting for you. This only happens today if you chose to retain the 8 potato seeds from the farming tutorial, otherwise this same event will occur tomorrow only with your turnip crop. (This guide is going to assume the potato crop is your first crop.) Speak with Franco to go up to your farm and harvest your first shipment! After harvesting and then shipping your first potato harvest, speak with Franco once again to be congratulated on your farming skills! *Note* Make sure you complete all your chores for the day before talking with Franco because after you do youíll leave for Dr. Hopeís and you wont be returning to your farm until tomorrow! He will then give the order to Moonlight to take you into town. Before you leave the area, Moonlight remembers that he recently found an old robot that he wants the Dr. the take a look at. Afterwards, you and Moonlight (with the robot in tow) head off the Dr. Hopes house. Once you arrive, Moonlight leaves and the doctor proceeds to perform your weekly maintenance. After the maintenance, youíll fall asleep and wake up the next day at the breakfast table. ***************************** Sunday, Spring 7 ***************************** You eat a quick breakfast with your father and then you find out that Million is here to show you around the town. Million and Marcia will take you on a driving tour of the town showing you all the different buildings and explaining to you what goes on around town. Try and pay attention to all the different locations before the tour ends and Million and Marcia drop you back off at your farm. Marcia will give you 25 Asparagus seeds for you to get started with your new planting; these are a gift from Gayak as well as another seed bag from Marlene. After they drop you off youíre free to return to town anytime you wish and you can even cross over the swinging bridge to the right of the ruins to investigate that area. Try and pick up a few more different kinds of crops while youíre at the supermarket today. Thereís a spring festival at the end of the month and Gayak will try to get you to plant all the 6 different kinds of spring crops in time for the offering. Even if you only buy one of each type of seed, youíll still fulfill the festivals requirements in plenty of time to spare. All you need to do is grow all 6 kinds of crops and ship them as you normally would through the shipping pod. Iíll remind you again as the time gets closer; this is just an FYI for those of you that want to get cracking early! *************************************** Monday, Spring 8 - Saturday, Spring 13 *************************************** Also, make sure to view your second Cooking Life episode for the week on Monday! This weekís lesson teaches you about ďCutting.Ē This is really your first week own your own, can you handle it? Anyways, this week try and accomplish watering your crops and developing a rhythm to your farming style. A goal for this week could be to bring in some extra income so that you can afford to buy a scale pack, axe and hammer in the very near future! Also, spend some time getting to know the townsfolk. One person in particular you should see is Liberta. You can find him inside the town hall (the building behind Millionís store in which you must pass under a rose arch) sitting in the last row of chairs. Heíll give you a dictionary, which if you read it, is missing many entries! To gain more entries, youíll need to first complete certain objectives. One such objective is to plant all of the 6 different spring crops...which you should do anyways in preparation for the Spring Festival! If nothing else, at least read through the entries that are currently in the dictionary for some funny descriptions. You should also give some thought to start exploring your surroundings. If you go across the swinging bridge thatís to the right of the ruins youíll find yourself on the East side of the island. In the immediate area, youíll discover a bunch of phones hanging off of the trees along the right side of the screen; and you should come across a granite looking pedestal. Make sure to read the description on the pedestal of the ďwhispering treesĒ as this is just one of Moonlights pedestals and give a listen or two to some of the phones, theyíre pretty humorous :) If you go far enough to the right, youíll notice two paths; the right most path will lead you into the East Mushroom Forest, where you may have guessed, mushrooms grow. You canít pick any just yet, as youíll need a scale pack first! The other path will lead you to East Lake where youíll find another harvest of strange moss to collect if you so choose as well as the second Moonlight pedestal. Read the description on the pedestal to discover the ďSouthern Constellation.Ē Reading all the descriptions on the pedestals will unlock new words in your Liberta Dictionary! Now we have 2 of 6 pedestals. Leaving this area will take you back to the phone trees section. If you follow the dirt path all the way to the left youíll find yourself in the Southwest Bank of East Lake. Thereís a broken bridge here hindering your progression across the lake so weíll have to remember to come back when itís fixed. Try and take note of all the different plants and trees and there harvest times. Most wonít be ready to harvest until summer but itís a good idea to start mapping them out now. There are two more Moonlight pedestals that weíre able to read at this point in the game. One is located along the path between the ruins and the town. You may have noticed that there is a rainbow fence running along the outskirts of the area. The pedestal is in front of the center section of the fence and is called the ďRainbow Serpent.Ē The 4th pedestal is kind of in a tricky area. Continue out of the area with the rainbow fence and through the cave leading into the town. Proceed along the dirt path towards the town. Notice the line of trees along the sides of the path here? Press yourself up against the line of trees along the lower half of the path. Walk along the path until youíre just about to walk onto the paved town road and you should slip in-between the trees to the south and find yourself on a hidden side path. Continue south along the path to find the next pedestal entitled ďHere and There.Ē The last two pedestals weíll have to seek out later as more places open up to us. In all, this week is a week for trying new things and exploring while trying to get some money in. It goes by fast so make the most of it! ***************************** Sunday, Spring 14 ***************************** Alrighty, youíve had a fun filled first week on your farm all by yourself and now itís time for your check up with your father Dr. Hope. After taking care of your crops head on over to the good doctorís house to see whatís what. Dr. Hope informs you after your check up that the robot that Moonlight found is going to need some more time to repair. He wants the robot to help you with your work on the farm but since it was a battlebot it needs special modifications. Just as Dr. Hope is finishing up this statement Gayak bursts into the lab asking for you. Gayak has a request for you; he wants you to help provide crops for the Spring Festival that the village is holding two more Sundays from now. He specifically asks you to grow some different kinds of crops besides potatoes and turnips since that what his farm can provide. In addition to this information, he delivers some more seed bags...three more in fact! He will also provide you with a spanking new harvest basket! Excellent! This brings your total number of seed bags to 6 now! WhooHoo! Gayak also suggests that providing crops for the festival may make the townsfolk respect you more and thus they will be more inclined to fix the north bridge for you! He then asks you if you understood everything he said, say YES to continue or say NO to have him repeat his request. Well thatís something you can look forward to at least! If you were one of the early birds that started planting different crops when I first suggested you should have no problem hauling them in by the time the festive rolls around. For those of you that decided to hold off planting, I suggest you begin as soon as you can. You should also have enough money to buy a hammer so I would suggest you go and purchase one while youíre here in town if you havenít done so already. Youíll need it in the upcoming days. ***************************************** Monday, Spring 15 - Saturday, Spring 20 ***************************************** Itís another Monday and that means itís time to watch Cooking Life! This weekís lesson is on washing but youíll learn new recipes under the ďCutting <Advanced> selection.Ē In these up coming days youíll want to focus on making sure you get all those different crops planted and harvested so that they make it in time for the festival. It shouldnít be too hard to grow at least one plot of 3x3ís for each of the 6 different types of crops...right? If you have some spare land you should consider planting some flowers as they look aesthetically pleasing and they sell for a decent amount as well ^_^ If you managed to purchase a hammer last week, youíll have an additional chore you may now work on: clearing small rocks! Around your farm youíll notice large boulders and small rocks, use your hammer on the small rocks to crush them. Sometimes youíll find nothing when you crush them but other times youíll find stone bars. When you find a pile of stone bars, pick it up (it cannot be placed in your backpack so youíll have to carry each piece individually!) and place it inside the blue shipping pod which is next to your green crop shipping pod. Shipping stone (and later wood) generates a small amount of money and should not be viewed at as a main source of income. Letís try to save up for a scale pack this week if you can so that you can start collecting wild items. If you have any extra money laying about you can also buy the axe otherwise, save any additional money to replace any one time harvest crops. ********************* Human Stat Event ********************* Thereís a short event you can do around this time. If you arrive at Dr. Hopeís house before 10am on any day that ISNĒT a Sunday (your maintenance day) you can speak with him to get an increase for your human stats. You can find him sitting in the dining room eating breakfast. Speak with him and heíll comment that you must have a lot of free time to come to see him before your maintenance day...or...did you just come because you wanted to see him? Answer YES and heíll comment that youíre starting to understand what it means to miss someone. You receive an increase to your Challenge, Intelligence and Creativity by 4 points each when you end your day, not bad at all! You may view this event multiple days but youíll only receive the stat increase once. ***************************** Sunday, Spring 21 ***************************** Finish any chores you may have, make sure you grab your hammer before you head over for your appointment and then head over to Dr. Hopeís. Today he decides to give you an item known as the <Grain Family Key.> This key will unlock the door to a cave thatís inside the tunnel you pass through each time you want to visit the town. If you didnít bring your hammer, run back to your farm and grab it because weíre going to start exploring our very first cave! To open the cave door, simply walk right up to it and youíll automatically use the key to unlock it. Directly past the door youíll notice some small rocks that you can crush with your hammer. These rocks will appear everyday in case you wanted to use them to level up your hammer faster. Once you walk down the stairs, youíll be in a rather large area that resembles a circle. At the very north end of the circle is a purple door which is sealed at the moment. You may also notice an abundance of small rocks scattered around the cave, like the ones in the entrance, which will also reappear daily for your hammering pleasure. When you break open small rocks in caves they have a chance of yielding either colored stones or ore. Colored stones can be used in a variety of ways (depending on the color of the stone) while any ore you find is simply there to be shipped. Remember to use the blue shipping pod on your farm when you want to ship any ore you find in the cave! Also, if you leave the cave with any unused stones in your pack which are not ďsetĒ into a tool, they will turn into plain ore for you to sell. There is also a small pond located in the very center of this area but it cannot be used to refill your watering can. Explore the cave completely and youíll find some treasure chests! Treasure chests always contain special items and should be opened whenever you see one. Some items are critical to the story progression, others are upgrades to your tools, some are jewels of various colors and yet others are just for fun and contain money or event items. You can explore the current unlocked areas of this cave at your leisure, though it shouldnít take more then a good half day (if your fast even less!) to complete. Below is a complete list of all the items you can acquire in this part of the cave.  Yellow Jewel  Blue Jewel  Yellow Jewel Now, you can do one of two things with these new jewels youíve picked up once youíve returned to your farm. First, you can choose to do nothing with them at the moment and place them in your item box until you have more of the same colored jewels. Or you can start thinking about where on your farm plot you would like to place them and set them in the pedestals. You may have notice numerous raised beige pedestals around your farm. These pedestals are used to hold jewels, such as the ones you found in this cave. When you place 4 jewels of the same color in a square youíll ďunlockĒ that farm plot, which means you can now use it to grow more crops, herbs and flowers on! Place 4 of the same color jewel and youíll also unlock any sealed doors of the jewels color! So if you place 4 blue jewels, any blue doors that were sealed will now be open and thus youíll have new places to explore! Not only that, but different colored jewels hold different attributes that affect the plot they surround. If you decide you want to go ahead and place them, and then change your mind about the plot you choose you can remove the jewel and place them in another pedestal. When you get back to your farm, make sure to place the <Grain Family Key> inside your tool box and free up that valuable space in your pack. Now that the door to the cave is unlocked youíll no longer need the key to gain access. When you go to sleep tonight youíll receive a rather large increase to your stats! Youíre on your way to becoming a full fledge human! ***************************************** Monday, Spring 22 - Saturday, Spring 27 ***************************************** Since its Monday, itís time to view the latest episode of Cooking Life! This week youíll be learning about boiling and learn some new recipes under...you guessed it...ĒBoilingĒ selection. If youíve managed to save up enough money for a scale pack, you can start harvesting some plants from the wild! The only real option to us at this point is to collect some mushrooms from the East Mushroom Forest. Make sure you bring your scale pack with you when you go since simply owning one does little on its own! When you enter the East Mushroom Forest you should see an abundance of large orangeish red capped mushrooms. These are known as Fly Agaricsí and theyíre everywhere! You can fill youíre entire pack in one trip and there will still be a large amount of mushrooms left! They donít sell for much however so harvesting these mushrooms does little to increase your money but they should be picked at least once to be added to your Gathered Items list. Picking mushrooms that are not fully grown little yield even less than usual money amounts. So itís always a good idea to wait until a mushroom you want to harvest is completely grown before you pick it. Also, anything you pick in the wild whether it is mushroom or fruit should ALWAYS be placed in the shipping pod the day you pick it. In this futuristic world, items sell for the most money when theyíre received at the height of freshness. If you pick items, then leave them in your scale pack over night, they will have there sell value decrease by half! Thatís a major difference! So always try to remember to get those items out of your scale pack the same day you pick them for max sell value! Were you able to save for an axe this past week as well? If you managed to purchase one you can now start chopping up those branches you may have seen scattered around your farm plots. Simply equip your axe, walk up to a branch and hack away! It will take 3 swings of your Iron Axe to completely break a large branch. Just like the stones, when you chop a branch an item maybe left behind. When breaking a branch youíll either be left with nothing, 1 bundle of wood (that yields 4 exp points) or 2 bundles of wood (which grants 6 exp points!) There should be enough large branches around your farm for you to completely upgrade your axe to level 2 before needing more branches to appear. If there arenít enough branches to level up, simply wait for a day or so and new branches will begin re-growing for you to continue chopping. Other than tending your farm, spend this week picking wild mushrooms, practicing your axe swing and leveling up your hammer in the cave you opened up. ***************************** Sunday, Spring 28 ***************************** Make sure you complete all your morning chores before heading over to Dr. Hopeís. Why you may ask? Because today is the long awaited Spring Festival and after itís over, youíll head straight home and end up in bed! Once you arrive at Dr. Hopeís youíll step into the Shine pod for your weekly checkup. After thatís done, Dr. Hope will give you the ok to continue working your farm for another week. Heíll then ask you if you were able to ship some crops besides turnips and potatoes. Since I gave you the heads up to this, you should answer YES. The doctor will congratulate you and then Marcia will show up. She letís you know that the Festival has started and that all the crops you shipped are on display for the Fire Spiritís offering. After you and Marcia leave the doctors and head towards the festival, sheíll stop along the path and comment that she believes she saw some sprites around here. She letís you know that she was told the sprites are a form of the Forest Spirit and that they watch over the forest. Then, she asks you if youíve seen the sprites yourself. Since we saw them when the game first started, you can honestly answer YES. Marcia is glad sheís not the only one thatís seen the sprites and then continues to lead you to the festival cave. You arrive at the festival a little late but itís alright since you did provide the crops for the festival after all! After Marcia releases you, take some time to speak to the other villagers in attendance. Make sure to talk to Marco for some interesting story information. He mentions using a ďsupercoolentĒ to calm the volcanoís fires...apparently he doesnít think you have what it takes to save the island yourself! Heís located in a small alcove to the left of the Fire Spirit statue. You canít interact with the crops on the altar, but you can gaze upon them and notice the crops you provided are all there. When youíre all done conversing and are ready to end the festival, speak with Marcia again and sheíll see you back home. The villagerís are so thankful you attended the festival that they gift you with 2 more harvest baskets and 1 additional seed bag! Youíll also receive a rather large increase to your human stats afterwards. Your Challenge, Creativity, and Intelligence will increase by 5 points and your Love and Humor will increase by 10 points! A very big day indeed! ************************* Monday, Spring 29 ************************* After a very exciting weekend youíre greeted to another fairly boring week on the farm. Thereís not a whole lot to do besides continuing to harvest crops, pick wild mushrooms, mine some ore, and work on upgrading your various tools if youíre so inclined. However, make sure to watch the next episode of Cooking Life today! This will be the 5th episode and that means youíre halfway done with learning all there is to know about cooking! This week Dorothy will teach you all about juice and youíll learn recipes for your ďCutting DrinksĒ selection. Thereís an update you can get for Libertaís Dictionary if you are aiming to complete it. Grab your dictionary, head into town and get yourself to the Town Hall. Speak to Liberta whose still sitting in the back row of chairs and heíll congratulate you for completing the spring crop list! Heíll add some new words to the dictionary for you to enjoy. You can actually complete this small event any time after youíve shipped all 6 of the spring crops. Since you can see what you are missing if you inspected the altar at the festival carefully, youíll know that if you saw all 6 crops that youíll have shipped everything. Also, if youíve been diligently watering your crops you may have already received your second star for your watering can! If you have gotten you watering can to level 2 you can now go and receive a new one. Head on over to speak with a woman named Masami. She can be found at either the bar (which opens in the evenings) or in the house located behind Millionís store (the one directly connected to the store, not the town hall.) Speak to her in either location and sheíll make a comment about how you must be using your watering can a lot recently. Sheíll then give you <Masamiís Watering Can.> You can continue to water your plants with Dr. Hopeís old can if you prefer though this can is a definite upgrade. When you enter your room anytime after 16:00 tonight, youíll be greeted by Marcia. She tells you that she ran away from home and then lets you know she was just kidding. When she asks you if you were surprised you can answer either YES or NO, neither one affects the outcome of her visit. She then informs you of a stray kitten that can be found across the swinging bridge. The exact location is past the telephone trees and along the path leading to the mushroom forest. Marcia wants to take care of it but because of her families allergies sheís unable too. She then asks you if you could take care of it for her. Answer YES if you want to take care of kitty. She also lets you know that the kitty may not be very friendly and that youíll have to talk to it multiple times before itíll become your friend. Talking with Marcia will give you a slight stat increase! ******************************************* Tuesday, Summer 30 - Saturday, Spring 34 ******************************************* If you decided to help Marciaís stray kitten, weíre going to get started doing so today! There are two ways to get this stray kitty to become friends with you: the normal way and the fast way. Iíll start with the normal way. NORMAL WAY: For this way what youíll need to do is first find kitty! Youíre looking for an orange cat and she can be found in the area across from the swinging bridge. Once youíre in this area, walk to the right towards the telephone trees...if you donít see her amongst the trees themselves, try looking closer to the East Mushroom Forest along the path that leads to it. Once you find the kitty, talk to her. Sheíll greet you with a skeptic meow. You may now leave kitty alone and go about your business for the day. When tomorrow comes, rinse and repeat. Find kitty and talk to her again only this day youíll be greeted with a slightly less suspicious meow meow. Leave kitty be and go about your day as usual. On Thursday, go and seek the cat and speak with her for a third time. Sheís even friendlier today and gives you a meow meow meow! Leave her be and continue your day like always. Now, on Friday when you go out and speak to kitty, youíll be happy to know sheís friendly enough for you to adopt! You can even choose a new name for her! Starting tomorrow, your new pet will begin living in the ruins entrance. Congrats on your first pet! FAST WAY: Do you need to have a pet right this second and canít wait another day?! Well...donít! This way allows you to get your very own kitty same day guaranteed! Remember, youíre looking for an orange cat and she can be found in the area across from the swinging bridge. Once youíre in this area, walk to the right towards the telephone trees...if you donít see her amongst the trees themselves, try looking closer to the East Mushroom Forest along the path that leads to it. Once you find the kitty talk to her. Sheíll greet you with a skeptic meow. Now, enter the Mushroom Forest. Once there, turn right back around and leave the forest ending up back in the area with the telephone trees and kitty. Speak to the cat once again, afterwards enter the mushroom forest. Rinse and repeat until you get the message that the cat is friendly enough to adopt! Give a name to your kitty and BAM youíre done! Starting tomorrow, your new pet will begin living in the ruins entrance. Congrats on your first pet! Either way will get you your very first pet though one way is just more drawn out then the other. Honestly, since this week is going to be fairly boring you may want to become friends with the cat the normal way just so youíll have something different to do until the weekend >_< For the rest of the week, simply continue on like you have been with harvesting, planting, upgrading and mining. Summerís coming fast and with it a whole ton more things to accomplish so get in all the rest you can now! ***************************** Sunday, Spring 35 ***************************** Well, itís your last Sunday in spring! Complete any chores you may have on your farm and then make your way to Dr. Hopeís for your weekly maintenance. After you check out A-OK as usual, Dr. Hope mentions that he has a present for you. He presents to you, youíre brand new helper robot: Forte. His weapons are deactivated so you donít have to worry about his previous battlebot experience. He then goes on to let you know all of what Forte can do. While he canít till the soil or harvest crops he can water them and pick up anything useless lying about in your fields (like weeds and poop.) He then asks you if the name Forte is an alright name for the robot. You can choose your own name for your robot if you donít like what Dr. Hope has picked out though he will be disappointed if you change Forteís name too something else. When Dr. Hope is done speaking with you, talk to Forte (you canít leave until you do anyways.) Heíll ask you if you want to go to the ruins and you really have no choice but to say YES. You both will arrive at the ruins where Forte will start ďscanningĒ the area. You cannot start giving Forte commands until tomorrow because the scanning takes an entire day. Note: I would honestly recommend NOT using Forte right away. While the robot is extremely helpful and can save you a lot of time watering and clearing the land...I believe itís more important to upgrade your tools and then utilize Forteís abilities afterwards. This is extremely important when it comes to the watering can, though I leave the choice up to you. After youíre done with your appointment, I would recommend making one last stop at Millionís store and purchasing any last batches of spring seeds. While this isnít critical, it will save you having to run over here come spring of next year when you could just go to your storage room and start planting immediately. Thatís just my two cents *shrugs* ***************************** Monday, Summer 1 ***************************** The first day of summer and already things are kicking off to a great start! When you wake up this morning, youíll notice that Max is standing by the elevator. Go and speak with him to find out that the villagers have finally completed the bridge that was out! And, because theyíre such nice guys, they even crafted a raft to help you get across the river easier. You can find the raft along the bank with all the strange moss right outside the ruins and to the left. Donít forget to watch this weekís addition of Cooking Life! This episode contains new recipes for the ďBoiling <Advanced>Ē selection. I find itís always easier to make sure I watch the latest show first thing in the morning since the rest of the day is usually hectic. However, since itís the first day of the season, weíve got some planting to do before any exploring. Try to not use any strange moss or your robot to do the watering this season, and although it maybe tough, the result will be well worth your pain I promise you! Prepare the land according to how youíd like and then head over to Millionís store and pick up some seeds unique to this season. There are currently 6 crop seeds that you can select from the store and my suggestion is to pick up at least 1 of each kind. This will help complete another objective in finishing Libertaís Dictionary. Because youíll start experiencing island storms, make sure to leave 10-15% of you field untilled to ensure you donít experience more than you need too. Also, due to the storms, youíll want to be cautious of which crops you choose to continue planting as some are hardier in storms than others. Lots to think about today! ***************************** Tuesday, Summer 2 ***************************** After taking care of any chores you may have on your farm (planting new seeds, watering, weeding out dead plants etc...) proceed down to the area where you found a bunch of strange moss (to the left of the blue door which is to the left of Francoís house.) Youíll see a little raft there and when you approach it, youíll receive a question of whether or not youíd like to travel to the other side. Say YES to start exploring the lakes other bank! When you arrive on the other bank, take a moment to admire the fixed bridge on your right. Iíd say it was very nicely done and looks much better then that scary broken one. Moving forward, youíll notice a large hot springs and you know it wouldnít be a true Harvest Moon game without one of those beauties! If you face the hot springs, and begin moving to the right, you should see a faint dirt path that leads down a small slope into another area. This new area doesnít have much in the way of anything other than a few fruit trees that cannot be harvested at this time. Leave here and proceed back to the hot springs area. Walking now to the left of the hot springs, youíll notice a cave entrance. Letís skip that for now and continue walking to the left. Eventually, you should see a path leading north; this will be on the other side of the cave entrance. In this area, youíll immediately notice several large branches that seem to have fallen across the path. If you read the sign to the left of where you entered, it only confirms your suspicions; the road is closed until the branches are removed. Youíll need to remember this location for later. Leave this area and now enter the cave opening. Once inside this greenish cave, proceed to the right. Take some time to explore this cave fully, making sure to check every nook and cranny for stairs and doors. Youíll find a bunch of locations where you can mine for ore as well as a few treasure chests that you should open when you see them! Below is a list of the treasure chests you can find in this section of the cave:  Yellow Jewel  Blue Jewel  Yellow Jewel  Blue Jewel After picking up these items, you can either spend the rest of the day mining (if you brought your hammer) or you can go straight back to your farm to set these latest jewels onto the pedestals. You should now have 4 yellow jewels and I highly advise you to select a farm plot that you would like to unlock and place the 4 yellow jewels there. After placing the complete set of yellow jewels, you will unlock the yellow sealed doors around the island. The doors will not be officially unlocked until tomorrow morning so get to sleep! Youíll receive a stat increase after placing all 4 yellow jewels when you head to sleep tonight. ***************************** Wednesday, Summer 3 ***************************** In the morning, head up to your farm to watch the unlocking of the farm plot you selected the night before. Each of the 4 yellow jewels will shine and youíll have a brand new plot to farm on! But, more importantly, now that youíve unlocked the field, all of the yellow doors that were previously sealed are now unlocked! And if you noticed in your cave exploration yesterday, there happened to be 2 yellow doors that were locked. Guess where youíre headed today after your chores? :) Make your way back to the cave we were in yesterday. When you enter the cave, walk along the top portion of the area and make your way to the right, until you enter a new area. Here, move right and step through the now unlocked yellow door. Follow the path around until you have an opportunity to head down and to the left (like a tiny switchback.) Youíll see another chest here, so open it and discover:  Blue Jewel This is youíre 4th blue jewel! When you get back to your farm make sure and select another plot of land that youíd like to begin farming on and do exactly what you did yesterday and place all 4 blue jewels on the pedestals. If you continue following the path to the right and out, youíll find yourself in the middle of a fierce sandstorm. Since you canít see anything, youíll be forced back into the cave. Remember this location for later! Now I know you may have seen another yellow door in this cave, and you would be correct. There is one small caveat and that is...even though itís a yellow door and weíve placed all the yellow jewels...the door will not open because, weíre facing the wrong side of it >_< Howís that for a teaser, eh? Weíll have to leave this door alone for now and unless you plan on doing a little mining while youíre here, I would suggest running home and placing that blue jewel ASAP. After figuring out which plot youíd next like to have available for use, place your 4 blue jewels. Doing so will open a TON of new places for us to explore from tomorrow on. Head to bed when youíre through with the day and youíll receive another stat increase for placing all 4 of the blue jewels. **************************** Thursday, Summer 4 **************************** In the morning, head up to your farm to watch the unlocking of the farm plot you selected the night before. Each of the 4 blue jewels will shine and youíll have a brand new plot to farm on! But, more importantly, now that youíve unlocked the field, all of the blue doors that were previously sealed are now unlocked! There are a couple very important blue doors that are now available to us which weíll explore in just a second. First though, take care of your crops and anything else on your farm because today is going to be a very busy one! Letís first take a look see at two blue doors inside the storage area of the ruins. These doors are both located along the bottom of the screen, one on the right and the other on the left. Letís check out the left door first. Inside, youíll notice see some machines and...Whatís this?! Sheep designs on the floor? Yes, thatís correct; you can now start your ranching career in addition to your farming! This is where any sheep you purchase will live. If you leave here and check out the other door, youíll notice more machines; all the cows and chickens you purchase will live here. If youíre as excited as I am, then I suggest heading upstairs to your room and turning on the TV. Select the World Ranch channel to receive a message of congratulations on breaking the blue seal! After a brief introduction, youíll be taken to a menu where you can purchase some livestock. Only chickens are available for purchase right now so go ahead and buy one! Unfortunately, buying a chicken cannot be done quite yet either because you seem to be missing an item known as the Cluck-O- Matic which turns out to be a robot helper for chickens! The ranch guide suggests you speak with someone knowledgeable in the ways of ranching. I believe we know someone that fits that description! Before we make a venture into town, letís first check out that other blue door, which (you may remember) is located outside the ruins and to the left of Francoís house. Once you enter this room youíll notice a ton of yellow vending machines lined up across the back wall. Inspecting each vending machine will yield information on certain items inside of it; you can also simply check the icon above the vending machine to see whatís inside (seeds machines will have a seed icon and parts machines will have a part icon.) I suggest you pick up a few different seeds (since you canít buy some of these in Millionís store!) and plant them to help you finish your items list as well as completing more objectives for Libertaís Dictionary. Once youíre done with buying any new seeds, head back outside. Walk over to Moonlightís house and you should see a blue buggy parked outside of it. Note: If the buggy isnít there, simply walk into the ruins and then out again until it shows up. This is the best present you could ever hope to get as it will cut your transportation around the island in half! This buggy is yours to keep and no matter where you leave the buggy, it will always re-appear right here the very next day. Inspect the buggy and read the note that Dr. Hope has attached to it. He first congratulates you on breaking the blue seal and restates that by doing so new places will be open to you. He then hints at some story locations that he (and I also believe) you should investigate. He would like you to travel through the desert and across the plains to speak with an old woman living near Mermaid Lake. The doctor believes this woman may know about the Water Spirit. He also confirms what you may have already guessed, that the blinding sandstorm we encountered the other day has now vanished. But donít let me tell you whatís what! Letís take your buggy for a spin and since we need to head into town anyways, you now have a destination! Approach your buggy and get in by pressing triangle and ride in style straight over to town. Once there, weíre going to be headed to the ranch. If you donít know where the ranch is just follow the road like you would to go to Millions and along the right side you should see a rather large white arch with a golden bell atop it. Go through the arch and then follow the dirt path around the house towards the barn. When you get to the barn (which resembles a greenhouse imo) speak with the man directly inside. His name is Jonathon and heíll give you his old cluck-o-matic since he doesnít use it anymore. He mentions that heíll send it over tomorrow and you can start raising your very own chickens! If you have any other business in town you might as well accomplish it while youíre here, otherwise head back to the farm and start planting those new seeds (if you picked any up of course.) Note: If youíre ever low on PP and happen to be in town, stop by Dr. Hopeís and step inside the shine pod. It will automatically restore your PP to full! You can also spend the night here (upstairs in the bedroom across from the stairs) if you need to start your day near town. I would recommend spending the rest of today planting some new crops as weíll start exploring the island more thoroughly tomorrow. However, if you picked up any rose seeds, hold on before planting them until after the 8th. Your first storm will hit this day and roses are a very delicate plant. Being so fragile means they will usually get wiped out during the storm, everything else though has a much better chance to survive the storm so, plant how you see fit. Youíll receive another stat increase when you go to bed this evening. ***************************** Friday, Summer 5 ***************************** First things first, when you get up this morning, turn on your TV and order at least one chicken! You of course can buy more if you so choose, though only one is needed. Why only one? Well in the event youíre looking to complete all your recipes, youíll need to ship one mayonnaise and mayonnaise comes from chicken eggs hence youíll need at least one chicken. If you donít like chickens, sell it after youíve shipped a mayo as it doesnít affect the game play. After buying your new clucker (which will arrive tomorrow by the way) you should head up to your farm and do your daily chores. Make sure you grab your scale pack because weíre headed into the desert! Jump in your buggy and cross the swinging bridge and make your way to the cave we were just in. Once in the cave head to the right and pass through the yellow door, continue on until you end up outside in the desert. Youíve reached the desert! First, letís pick up a new fruit by heading south out of the cave mouth. A tree here will contain fruit called ďpepinoĒ and since you brought your scale pack, you can go right ahead and pick some. Travel to the right a little ways and then head south to arrive in the Heartflame Dunes. Once here, proceed south a little and you should see, to your right, a rather large tent. Head on inside and youíll meet a man simply introduced as the Fisherman. Speak with him to learn how to fish. The Fishermanís tent contains two very important items; the first as you may have seen is a shine pod! Apparently Dr. Hope isnít the only one that owns one of these. Just like Dr. Hopeís shine pod, this one will also restore your PP to full when you step inside it. The other useful feature this tent offers is the ability to spend the night. Inspect one of the beds and youíll have the option to sleep here and save as well! When youíre ready step outside the tent and back into the Dunes. Travel south from the tent and you should come across another one of Moonlightís pedestals called ďDesert Moon.Ē Make sure and read its description to update Libertaís Dictionary! When this is done, take any one of the paths at the north end of the Dunes to return to the sandstorm area. From this area, travel to the upper right hand side of the screen to venture into the Heartflame Plains. There are two paths to take here and the first one weíll explore is the rightmost path. This path will lead you into the pasture where you can later ride some wild horses. Youíll also find the Fisherman here along a ledge overlooking the ocean at the right of the screen. Speak with him to do a little fishing if you want. Time doesnít pass when youíre fishing making this a nice relaxing endeavor. One last interesting thing to take note of; at the very north end of the pasture you may catch a glimpse of some windmills. Head that direction and youíll find the 6th and final Moonlight pedestal! Read the pedestals description and complete this objective for Libertaís Dictionary. After thoroughly exploring this area, head back into the Plains and take the other path that leads to the north. Youíre now on the Southeast bank of Mermaid Lake and in what appears to be a tropical area. Right in front of you are 2 new trees to gather fruit from (banana and rambutan) so, what are you waiting for? After doing so, head into the run down shack and meet the old woman Dr. Hope mentioned in his letter. Speak to the Hermit and sheíll ask if you were looking for her, answer YES and sheíll introduce herself. She mentions the reason she decided to live in this particular area was because of its warm climate. She lets you know sheís been living here for over 150 years! She then warns you that the same could happen to you if you stay in the area too long. Because sheís such a nice lady, she opens up the path to the left of the hot springs...remember, thatís the path that was currently blocked by those large fallen branches. We have our next destination! If youíve managed to get everything done today, itís probably near (or past!) 18:00. There are a few more new areas to explore around the Hermitís hut but weíll have to come back another time. You can either head back home or you can spend the night at the Fishermanís tent back in the Dunes. OR if you managed to pick one up and carry it with you, you have the third option of pitching a tent of your own and sleeping there! Just remember that if you spend the night outside your ruins, youíll wake up where you made camp. That may not sound like a big deal to you now, but when you realize you still have to get home and water those crops...see where Iím going with this? ***************************** Saturday, Summer 6 ***************************** Assuming you went home after the events of last night, Iíd suggest the first thing you do this morning is go check on your new chicken(s) that you purchased yesterday. The chicken portion of the storage room is on the left hand side when you enter the room and is indicated by the pink conveyer belt. Approach the belt and remove one egg from it, turn sharply to your left and place it into the mayonnaise maker. Make sure to ship this mayo as it adds another dish for you to create under the salad recipes! Wondering where your chicken(s) are? If you walk to the upper left of this room you may see a blue door which you find out leads to an outside grazing area. Make sure to talk to your animals each and every day as a happy animal produces higher quality produce and will sell for more if thatís something you decide to do. After checking on your chicken(s) complete any other farm work before heading out today. Iíd like to spend today exploring the rest of the Mermaid Lake area. Make your way all the way back to the area where the Hermit lives. Once there, head left into a new area. This area is called Mermaid Lake and if you peer into the distance youíll see in the background a glimpse of the mermaidís tower! There is also a new tree here (papaya) that you should absolutely pick at least one fruit from and ship it as itís another item that yields a new dish for you to make, this time under the fruit desert section. There are two exists here, one to the south (which you must get out of your buggy to access!) and another over on the left side of the area. Letís check the left area first. This area is known as the southwestern bank of Mermaid Lake. There is a new tree waiting to be harvested here as well (cacao) so make sure to pick up a fruit or two! The most notable mention in this area is a cave to the far left side of the screen. You can check it out now if youíd like however, you wonít get very far as a sealed purple door prevents you from venturing further inside. For now let the cave be and remember itís location for later. Leave this area and head back to Mermaid Lake and this time take the south most path. Youíll arrive in the South: Mushroom Forest, where a whole bunch of different varieties of mushrooms await you. You will find a total of 5 different mushrooms to pick from so try and get a sampling of each before leaving here! Iím sure itís probably late in the day already (doesnít seem like it though huh?) so letís head back to the ruins. ***************************** Sunday, Summer 7 ***************************** Another day for maintenance! Complete and chores you may have on your farm, check on your chickens then make your way over to Dr. Hopes. When you arrive at the good doctorís, he announces that the mayor is going to stop by for a visit. The mayor wants to discuss an application regarding Forte, youíre helper robot. At this point, Dr. Hope leaves to check if the mayor has arrived yet. Marcia walks in at this point and points out that it must be hard getting examined every week like you do. She then asks you if you happen to be sick, answer NO to this question (answering yes yields the same results.) Vita barges into the conversation and conveniently mentions that there are goodies in the kitchen for you to munch on. You and Marcia head towards the kitchens, but not before Marcia over hears the doctor and the mayor talking in the parlor. She decides to eavesdrop on the conversation. The mayor and Dr. Hope go over the fact that as long as Forte doesnít leave your farm that he can stay. The mayor then mentions that heís now heard everything, a robot helping a robot. He corrects himself by saying that our hero isnít a ďrobotĒ but an Innocent Life. Marcia gasps as she realizes that youíre not human as she originally thought and wonders at what an ďInnocent LifeĒ is? Vita then steps in and tells her that an Innocent Life is a manifestation of the doctorís hopes and dreams. The Doctor wanted to create a life form that was innocent and pure, something that could love people and not hate them and as a result, our hero was born. Marcia doesnít really understand everything but she believes that our hero has a good heart and doesnít shun him for being a robot. Vita agrees, stating that our hero and Marcia as very much alike in that they both experience hope and dreams and happen to be good people. The mayor then steps out and questions why Marcia happens to be standing outside the room. She then leaves with the mayor as Dr. Hope decides to see whatís going on. He asks you if everythingís alright and Vita lets him know all is well. You then receive a rather large increase to your stats as you begin to realize your true nature! Note: If you havenít already received the buggy (I donít know how that would be possible but...) speak with the doctor again afterwards and heíll inform you that there is a present waiting for you outside the ruins. But if youíve been following along, you should have it by now and if you speak with him about it, heíll just be slightly disappointed that he wasnít there to see your reaction to his gift. I donít know about you but I think weíve waited long enough to go exploring the path the Hermit has opened for us donít you think? Head over there when youíre all done at the doctorís. When you get to the place where the fallen braches are, youíll begin walking towards then and they will suddenly start retracting right in front of your eyes! When you can move again, continue forward and into the cave mouth. Once inside, take a look at the map and youíll notice this area is kinda shaped like a large square. There are two exits here, one to the right side of the room and the other to the north. Below are the items you can find in this section of the cave:  Master Axe  Red Jewel  Master Hoe If you choose to enter the area to the north of the square room, youíll find yourself in a forest surrounded by a fog. If you try to proceed deeper into this area, you will be informed that you canít continue because the mist is too thick. This area becomes very important later, so remember its location! If you choose to go through the right exit of the square room, youíll enter a very green room with trees and moss growing about. The area is also very curvy and has multiple exits. Below are the items you can find in this section:  Blue Jewel  Volcano Sickle  Red Jewel If you take the south most exit, youíll find yourself inside the first cave youíve ever been in! You know...the one you had to use the <Grain Family Key> to open? Youíre now standing on the other side of the purple door. Since you canít open it right now, simply step back into the curvy room. The right most exit is currently blocked by another sealed purple door. Weíll have to come back and investigate this one later. If you take the upper right exit, youíll find yourself in an area in which the camera takes on a side scrolling view. Walking to the right, youíll notice a sealed green door. Below are the items you can find in this section:  Red Jewel Exiting through the only other exit to the right, youíll find yourself in a new area, this time with paths going to the upper right and one that curves around to the lower left. Below are the items you can find in this section:  Earth Power Sand If you choose to take the lower left path, youíll find yourself back in the curvy room at the top left most exit. If you decide to take the upper right exit, youíll find yourself in a circular room that has no exits save the one you just came through. Below are the items you can find in this section:  Earth Power Sand  Yellow Jewel  Purple Jewel Note: If at any time you run out of space to carry things in your backpack, donít worry, youíll get the option to send the item you currently want to put in your pack, straight into your item box back at the ruins! If youíve been watching the weather channel as of late, youíll have learned that tomorrow is going to be a storm; your first in fact! Tonight when you go to bed, I would suggest you select the option to wake up early tomorrow as you may have crops that needs harvesting (like your tomatoes) and youíll want to get those picked as soon as possible. ***************************** Monday, Summer 8 ***************************** Youíll wake up nice and early today and will be greeted with hurricane force winds, lightening, thunder and heavy rain the instant you walk outdoors. You may also notice that youíll be walking at half your normal speed! Donít think you can remedy this by taking the buggy however, as traveling in it will also be slowed by half its usual speed. Storms are nasty business and youíll want to avoid them at all possible costs. Go ahead and harvest anything that needs it and make sure to check in on your animals. Today you can pretty much do whatever it is that youíd like. I would suggest that if you havenít finished up exploring the cave we were in yesterday, to do so today, even if your travel time to the cave will be slow, once youíre inside the cave youíll move at your regular speed. If youíre not planning on exploring the cave (or have already explored to your hearts content) I have an optional visit into town that you may want to check out if youíre interested in raising some sheep. Just like the cluck-o-matic, if you want to raise some sheep youíll need a robot helper. Head into town and speak with Jonathon once again (the same guy that gave you your cluck-o-matic) and heíll mention that youíre now tending chickens on your farm. He lets you know that heís going to give you a baabaa-o-matic and that itíll arrive at your house tomorrow. Also, today being Monday and all, make sure to watch Cooking Life for this weekís valuable lesson in creating fine foods. Today, Dorothy is going to teach you the art of ďGrillingĒ so pay attention! **************************** Tuesday, Summer 9 **************************** The day after any storm can be disheartening for a farmer as youíll now see what damage the high winds and rain have done to your crops. But before we make the rounds of the farm you maybe interested to know that you can now purchase sheep to add to your growing livestock collection! Just as before, approach the TV and watch the World Ranch channel. Select the buy livestock option and buy a sheep or two if youíd like. Remember though, unlike the chickens any sheep you buy will be kept in the storage roomís lower left area. Just like the chickens however, youíll still need to give your fluffy new sheep attention, so make sure to brush them every day! Once youíre ready to see the disarray of your crops, head up to your farm. You may have a little crop damage or you may have a huge amount, regardless, clean up your fields as best you can and start replanting what youíve lost. If you held onto those rose seeds like I suggested you do, now would be a good time to plant them and hopefully they will survive to maturity before the next storm blows in. For today, I recommend some time in town buying new seeds (or you can purchase more through the vending machines at the ruins), picking up another ďmaticĒ, this time for cows, and stopping in at the town hall to speak with Liberta. Make sure you grab the dictionary before leaving for town! First head into Millionís store and purchase any seeds that youíd like to replace on your farm. Once thatís done, head to the town hall and speak with Liberta to have some new words added to your dictionary. Finally, pay a visit at the ranch and once again speak with Jonathon. Heíll be impressed that youíve managed to purchase a sheep and will then inform you that heíll deliver a Moo-O-Matic to your farm tomorrow! This is the third and final ďmaticĒ youíll receive in the game. ***************************** Wednesday, Summer 10 ***************************** Since we picked up our Moo-O-Matic yesterday, you can now begin to purchase cows! Just as before, approach the TV and watch the World Ranch channel. Select the buy livestock option and buy a cow or two if youíd like. You will receive a new option at this point asking you if youíd like Jersey or Holstein cows. Jersey cows are brown in color and Holsteins are black and white and thatís the only difference between the two. Your cows will be kept in the same area as the chickens though they will graze in their own pasture which can be found through another set of blue doors opposite the ones you exit to visit with your chickens. Also, just like the chickens, youíll still need to give your brand new cow attention, so make sure to brush them every day! Whichever cow you choose (or maybe youíll choose both!) they will arrive on your farm tomorrow. If youíd like, there is an optional trip into town you can make to learn how to ride a wild horse. Jump in you buggy and head to town. Once there, drive over to the ranch and speak with Jonathon. Heíll ask how youíre doing with raising all those animals and then heíll question you on seeing any wild horses roaming the plains. Heíll make a comment that the Fisherman seems to know how to reach the horses with a special whistle. Shall we go find out? Jump back in you buggy and make your way all the way to the plains. The Fisherman should be sitting along the ledge overlooking the sea if not, check his tent. Speak with the Fisherman and heíll ask you if youíd like to learn how to whistle. Select YES and heíll teach you how. He then mentions that the horses are generally happiest during midday and evening hours which means, if you plan on going for a ride, those are the times in which to do so. If youíd like to try out your new talent, approach one of the large brown horses and ďspeakĒ to it. Youíll hear a pretty little tune and then youíll find yourself riding a horse! Even though youíll just ride in circles, itís a pretty relaxing activity for one that lives a tough farmerís life. Thatís all you can accomplish for today, so when youíve had enough of riding, head back home to the ruins and get some sleep. At this point in the game, I had reached 100 points in Challenge; this may or may not vary from your game. ******************************************** Thursday, Summer 11 - Saturday, Summer 13 ******************************************** When Thursday morning rolls around, make sure to head down to the room that holds both your chickens and cows. Go to the blue cow conveyer belt and pick up the milk that is there, turn to your right and throw it into the cheese maker. Make sure to ship this cheese as it adds an entry in your ďOther itemsĒ section! If youíre looking for your cows, they can either be found inside the room itself or if you exit through another set of blue doors to the right of the room, youíll find yourself in your cow pasture where your cows may be hiding. Other than that small tidbit, the rest of this week is yours to do with as you see fit. Clean up your farm, harvest your crops, brush your animals, try your luck at fishing, or go harvesting for wild plants, the choices are yours to make! ***************************** Sunday, Summer 14 ***************************** After another week on the farm, itís time to return to Dr. Hope for your check up. Take care of anything you need to get done and then make your way to his house. This week Dr. Hope has a little surprise for you. He announces that Gayakís dog has had puppies and that Gayak is willing to let you have one of them. Gayak then steps inside and confirms that his dog has given birth and that he wants you to have one of her puppies. He lets you know that your puppy will arrive at your farm tomorrow. He then tells you he went ahead and named the puppy for you and is calling it, Chocobi. If youíd like to change the name simply reply NO to his question of whether or not you approve the name he picked out. Congratulations on your new puppy! Thatís all the excitement for today. ******************************************** Monday, Summer 15 - Saturday, Summer 20 ******************************************** This week is just your ordinary week on the farm and you may do what you wish. Donít forget to watch a new Cooking Life episode on Monday to learn more about grilling and to receive new recipes under the ďGrilling <Advanced>Ē heading. The mock strawberry bushes and the fig and peach trees are now ready to be harvested on the 15th. ***************************** Sunday, Summer 21 ***************************** Just like always, once youíre done with your morning chores, head over to Dr. Hopes house for your weekly inspection. After you step in the shine pod and everything checks out, the doctor will comment that itís certainly been a hot summer and he doesnít envy you for having to work in the fields. (Lazy...good-for-nothing...) AHEM! Masami will enter just as you were about to leave. Apparently the doctor was expecting her and she comments that sheís got something to ask of you as well as a story to tell. Seems as though the rumors about the volcano erupting were actually true, though no ones knows just when it will blow. Also, some corporation (by the name of Banks) is starting to begin construction soon...a double blow indeed! Masami wonders if youíve already seen the old woman over by the mermaid lake. Then she goes on to tell you that there are three spirits that live on the island and they are the Water, Forest and Fire Spirits. The anger of the Fire spirit is whatís threatening the volcanoís impending eruption. But Masami is certain that the other two spirits (Water and Forest) are happy that youíve been trying to restore the island. However, she continues to say that the Fire spiritís anger has been provoked in such a manner that it can only continue to grow stronger! Itís her belief that the only way to stop the Fire Spirit is with the Water Spiritís help. At this point Masami gives you a <Red Jewel> making this your 4th red jewel at this point. Masami wants to you to open the red sealed door thatís currently locked at the entrance of the Easter Ruins. She states that deep inside the ruins is a Crest of the Water Spirit which you must then later bring to the Hermit by the mermaid lake. Dr. Hope at this point sends the red jewel to your item box back at your farm. Dr. Hope further explains that Masami is a descendant of the original Easter people. He goes on to tell a story about them. He says that a long time ago the Easter people wanted to defeat their enemies (the Volcano people) so badly that they went and stole the Water Spiritís crest in hopes to use its power against their enemies. They tricked the Forest Spirit into letting them enter the mermaid lake tower and took the crest from there. However, being as they were only humans, they could not control the power of a spirit crest. The three spirits sealed off the land and since the Easter people were farmers...they couldnít harvest from the land and eventually died off. The Water Spirit sealed the Forest Spirit for allowing humans to trick him. He concludes with his apparent guilt for having to rely on you to save the island. At this point you can continue the day, mining, fishing, and farming...whatever your daily routine is. BUT donít forget, once you arrive back at your farm; make sure to pick a new plot of land to release and place the four red jewels just like before. Tomorrow starts your adventure through the red door to the north of the ruins entrance! ***************************** Monday, Summer 22 ***************************** After you wake up donít forget to first go up to your farm to watch the unlocking of your new red farm plot! Also, just because this is an exploration day, doesnít mean you can forget about your crops and animals! Not to mention that you should watch Cooking Life before you get too absorbed with exploring!!!! This weekís episode instructs you on how to bake. Only one more episode to go before youíre a cooking master! Once youíve taken care of your farm and animals, use your elevator to go down to the ruins entrance. Walk around the other side of the elevator and enter the newly unlocked red door. Once youíre in this new area, youíll notice that there are 4 doors to open here...2 on your left hand side and 2 on your right hand side. Unfortunately, the upper right door is locked by an orange seal...Looks like youíll have to come back later once youíve collected 4 orange jewels. The other 3 doors however are free to open and explore. Choosing the lower left door will have you winding around some stone walls until you come to a lone chest. You may have noticed the orange door in passing but weíll have to return once weíve found 4 orange jewels. Below are the items you can find in this section:  Easter Hammer Choosing the upper left door will have you winding around some more stone walls until you each a stair case leading up. After going up the stairway, continue to your right until you see another staircase. Before you go up it though, you should continue to the right until you find another chest. Below are the items you can find in this section:  Purple Jewel After going up this staircase, youíll have the option of diverting to the left path or the right. Explore this floor thoroughly since itís quite large. There is a stairway leading down in the upper left corner of this area. Below are the items you can find in this section:  Orange Jewel This new area has many stone dividers which might make this floor confusing. There are two stairways you could choose to make your way towards; one on the right side of the room and the other in the center. Work your way to the center stairway to head back upstairs. Below are the items you can find in this section:  Purple Jewel  Red Jewel  Red Jewel  Red Jewel The center stairway leading up has you first following a short path to the right before you enter a room with a raised pedestal. The lone chest here contains a very important item. Below are the items you can find in this section:  Water Crest If however you choose the right most stairway, which also leads up, youíll find yourself in an area that has a lot of bones lying about. Thereís even a room that almost resembles a study of sorts, with a plush carpet, table and chairs! Below are the items you can find in this section:  999 gold  Green Jewel  Angel Ribbon When you go through the third available door back at the entrance, youíll find yourself once again winding around stone walls until you come to a lone chest. Below are the items you can find in this section:  Orange Jewel You can explore the cave at your leisure, though it shouldnít take more then 2 days max to accomplish (One day if youíre really fast!) Make sure to try and find everything this cave has to currently offer! Tomorrow weíll go and present the Water Crest to the hermit at the mermaid lake! ***************************** Tuesday, Summer 23 ***************************** Once again, wake up and take care of your farm and animals first! Make sure you have the Water Crest in your inventory before leaving the farm. After doing so, head down your elevator to the ruins entrance and jump in that buggy of yours and drive until you reach the Hermitís hut. Upon reaching the Hermitís hut, present the Water Crest to her and sheíll give you the Forest Crest in exchange. Now we must visit the mermaid of mermaidís lake! From the hermits hut, travel to the west (left 2 screens) until you enter the Southwestern Bank of Mermaid Lake. Head to the base of the lake and get as close to the water as you can while pressing the triangle button until you see the mermaid appear. Once she does youíll show her the Forest Crest the hermit just gave you and sheíll inform you that sheíll clear the mist blocking the way in the giantís forest. Since itís probably late in the day today, head back to your farm and get some rest. Tomorrow weíll go and explore the newly opened path into the Giantís Forest! However, if you wanted to make another brief stop along the way back by the hermit sheíll present you with some interesting news. It seems as though there is hope for the island after all...that is...if you can calm the Fire Spiritís rage. Seems as though youíll need to get the Fire Spiritís crest and place it on the Altar of Ice but since we have no clue how to complete either of those objectives right now all we can do is speculate. ***************************** Wednesday, Summer 24 ***************************** Wake up and take care of what you need to on your farm. Make sure you have the forest crest in your inventory before leaving your farm! When youíre ready head done to the ruins entrance and head over to the raft this time and walk yourself over to the path leading into the cave that was earlier cleared by the hermit (remember the fallen branch area?). Once in the cave, head north and take the stairs down to reach the Giantís forest! Youíll notice that the mermaid was true to her word and cleared the mist for you so you can continue on in your quest to save the island. Once here, proceed forward into this new area and you will notice two treasure chests once youíve made your way across a fallen log. Opening the right most treasure chest will yield:  Monsoon Watering Can However, when you try to open the other chest you get a message saying thatís its held shut by a mysterious force...Looks like weíll have to come back here later to open it. Continue heading north deeper into the forest and enter a new area. In this area head to your right at the first intersection and youíll notice two harvest sprites standing here. Speaking with them informs you that they are the Nature Sprite of Knowledge and the Nature Sprite of Friendship. Theyíre currently lost in this forest and are unable to find their way out because the Nature Sprite of Memory is currently no where to be found! Incidentally, donít bother trying to open any of the other chests in this area...they are all sealed tight by the same mysterious force sealing the previous chest back by the fallen log. You can explore this area if you wish however, at the present thereís not much to do here. After talking with the two nature sprites, I think it would be a good idea to pay another visit to the Hermit seeing as though she seems knowledgeable in all things spirit related. Head back to the Hermit today if you still have time and listen to what she has to say. She informs you that she already knows the Memory Sprite will not appear and implies itís because of something that she did. She says that he might show his face if he sees people being happy. Then she tells you that sheíll be waiting for you in the mermaidís tower and leaves through the wall! (Anyone else think thatís a bit...unnatural?). If you leave and then re-enter the hut youíll notice that she also took her four blue jewels with her. What a mystery! Looks like weíll have more investigating to do in the days ahead. For now however, itís probably really late in the day so head home. ************************************************ Thursday, Summer 25 - Saturday, Summer 27 ************************************************ Well, itís back to the old farm routine. Harvest any crops you have and make sure to take care of your animals. As a side note, if you didnít manage to get a chance (with all the running around weíve been doing) to collect any blueberries, theyíre in season now so go and grab a few for your wild item list! Also, there are 3 things that we can accomplish now that we have some free time. The first is to go and speak with Liberta to update your Dictionary. By now, if youíve decided to plant early, you should have planted and harvested all 9 of the summer crops, thus completing yet another objective for finishing Libertaís Dictionary! Donít forget to bring the dictionary with you when you go to speak with Liberta! Another thing you can accomplish is giving a present to a very special lady. Remember that Angel Ribbon you picked up behind the red door in the Easter Ruins? Well, that ribbon is used for another objective in completing Libertaís Dictionary. IF you want to complete the dictionary, you MUST give the Angel Ribbon to Emma. Emma works at the winery and can be found sitting behind the desk on the upper floor (thatís the floor you walk into the winery on.) You only need to speak to her with the ribbon in your inventory to be able to give it to her. Say YES when she asks if the ribbon is for her. If you donít care about completing the dictionary, then you may give it to whom ever you want that happens to be an eligible bachelorette (i.e. Sharon). Lastly, you picked up the Easter Hammer correct? Well, if youíve be mining or smashing small rocks on your farm then you may already be at level 2 for your hammer. You must be at level 2 in order to even use the Easter Hammer. Once you are able to use it, you can begin clearing your farm of those large boulders. Itís another chore, but hey, maybe itíll help keep you busy :) ***************************** Sunday, Summer 28 ***************************** Head over to Dr. Hopes after taking care of your farm and animals for your weekly checkup. After everything checks out the doctor will tell you that an accident happened in the cave that held the spring festival. Apparently some of Marcoís coolant leaked into the cave and is spreading fumes everywhere. Talk to Vita and she informs you that Gallion had spoke with the doctor about how to get rid of the fumes. Apparently the Dr. had mentioned that planting herbs might help clear the air in the cave. Why donít we head over to Gallionís house and speak with him about this? Wait until its 16 oíclock and then head into his house. His house is located right behind Millionís supermarket. Gallion will mention that he was as surprised as everyone about the accident and continues to say that though the fumes arenít toxic...they sure do stink! (So THATíS why no one wants to go in there...)He mentions that he asked his son Million to start stocking Earth Power Sand and herbs so that you can start purifying the cave once again. Since the store wonít have anything for sale at this time of the day, you might as well head home. ***************************** Monday, Summer 29 ***************************** Before we continue with the main story, Iíd just like to point out that today is the FINAL episode of Cooking Life! Well, it is if youíve been diligently watching as Iíve suggested anyways *wink* After today, every episode will simply repeat starting from episode 1 so thereís really no reason to continue watching the show after today. For your final cooking lesson, Dorothy will teach you have to bake deserts. This is the recipe skill that will become vital later on in the story! Back to the main story...Since we know that earth power sand should be in stock today letís head over to the supermarket and buy some up! Unfortunately, Million doesnít carry the herbs seeds we need to grow in his super market. However, he did stock them for you to buy in your vending machines back on your farm (though he doesnít specifically tell you that. >_>) Youíll need 25 of either a combination of Lavender and Rosemary seeds...or simply buy all Rosemary seeds since they grow faster then Lavender does (thatís 7 days for Rosemary and 10 days for Lavender). That doesnít mean you get to ignore a visit to Millionís store as he does carry earth power sand which is needed to make the soil soft enough to be able to till. Make sure you buy enough earth power sand to soften the earth (thatís 3 in all folks) and enough herb seeds to last you through fall! Why so many you ask? Well an unfortunate thing about these herb seeds is that even though they can be purchased in your vending machine, they can ONLY be purchased during the summer season...and they can be damaged during a storm even though theyíre inside a cave. And if you only bought enough initially and a storm blows away your herbs and its autumn...guess what? Youíre out of luck until the next summer season when the herbs will be available again! So DONíT FORGET to buy extra seeds (just in case!) After purchasing the seeds from the vending machines on your farm and some earth power sand from Millionís Store, head over to the cave and begin softening the soil. Then till the soil with a hoe, plant your seeds and add a little water and youíre done! Donít forget to continue to water these herbs daily until they mature and clear the air of the cave. If youíd like to make it a little easier on yourself (since a trip to town my not be in your daily schedule) use some strange moss on the ground before you plant your seeds! Using strange moss will reduce the amount of times youíll need to water the herbs yourself. Thereís no close spot to refill your watering can, so make sure to fill it up on your farm before coming to the cave. ****************************************** Tuesday, Summer 30 - Saturday, Summer 34 ****************************************** Just make sure, in addition to all your other farm chores that you donít forget to water those herbs! Other then that, the rest of this week should go by without much excitement. ***************************** Sunday, Summer 35 ***************************** After taking care of your farm duties and tending to those herbs in the cave, head over to Dr. Hopeís house for your weekly checkup. The Dr. mentions that he was under the impression that his cat was sick but it looks like she turned out to be pregnant instead! Guess you can expect a litter of kittens pretty soon ^_^ Wonder if heíll let you keep some? Other then this eventful news, nothing new happens today. ************************ Monday, Autumn 1 ************************ With a new season comes new planting so make sure to sickle up any old crops that are left hanging around (or get your robot to do it though you canít level up your sickle if you do so) and start reforming your fields to make way for some new crops! There are new seeds to be bought at both Millionís and your vending machine and since this is the harvest season, thereís tons to choose from! Either way, you should try to have at least one plot of eggplant to round out another recipe on your cooking list...as well as one of plot of every other crop (excluding flowers) to fulfill another objective for completing Libertaís dictionary (if you plan on finishing it that is.) If you havenít completely maxed out your watering can, I HIGHLY encourage you to not use strange moss or plots that retain water, unless youíre fairly close to finishing your second star. Youíll NEED to be able to use the Monsoon Watering can in the winter if you plan on completing the game as fast as possible. Remember you only have 2 years to subdue the Fire Spiritís rage, so whatever you donít accomplish this winter you absolutely have to complete in the winter of your second year. If youíve been watering those herbs in the cave everyday up till now, and have had no storms to wipe out your seeds, when you enter the cave youíll receive a message stating that the noxious fumes have subsided. This will only happen today if you planted only Rosemary in the cave, if you planted any Lavender youíll have to wait 3 more days to receive this message, or longer if youíve had a storm and lost seeds forcing you to replant! When you exit the cave, Marco will call out to you congratulating you for planting the herbs and clearing the cave of the fumes. In fact, heís so appreciative that he asked Dr. Hope if he could borrow the blueprints for Forte so that he could add a new feature to him! What a generous guy! Donít worry if you donít see any changes in Forte today, as it takes Marco the entire day to finish the updates! ************************* Tuesday, Autumn 2 ************************* Todayís the day Forteís upgrades should be completed! Take a look at his new menu by scrolling over on screen (after selecting his icon on your menu screen first) and you should see an entire new listing of things he can now do! However, be careful when picking which upgrade you want as itís a one time deal and once picked your choice cannot be changed for the rest of the day! There are four options that you can upgrade and all are good candidates...pick whichever you feel fits best with your play style! Youíll undergo the effect of whatever you picked for an entire day. However, the next day the upgrade you picked the day before will be temporarily undergoing maintenance and unusable for up to 4 days (depending on the skill) so youíll have to pick another upgrade if you want to gain the added effects from it. ******************************************* Wednesday, Autumn 3 - Saturday, Autumn 6 ******************************************* Nothing spectacular will happen the remainder of the week. Focus on planting some new crops and tending your animals since Iím sure that will keep you pretty busy! Note: You may start to notice that the pedestals you placed your yellow jewels in have started to float. When a pedestal floats like this, you may choose to re-place them with different colored jewels. If you donít want to remove the jewels, then you donít have too...even though the pedestals are floating, the jewels effect remains around the plot. However, only when 4 jewels of the same color are surrounding a field will an effect happen...simply placing random colors will not grant the field multiple jewel effects. Other than that, the pawpaw tree is now ripe and ready to be picked come the 3rd so watch for it! ***************************** Sunday, Autumn 7 ***************************** After taking care of your farm animals, itís time once again for your weekly check over at Dr. Hopeís place. Once you enter the Dr.ís lab, you should notice right away that there are two new additions to the room sitting in the basket to the left of your father. Looks like Dr. Hopeís cat finally had her babies! Speak with the Dr. to begin your check up. After everything checks out, the doctor will mention that he has both good and bad news to tell you. The good news is his cat had her babies (which you can already plainly see...) Dr. Hope mentions that you may have one if you so choose and that the one you donít pick is going to be sent to a relative overseas so itíll still have a good home regardless. But he wants you to give it some thought before you make a decision because you canít change your mind once youíve chosen! Just as heís about to tell you the bad news...Marcia bursts in the room and bluntly asks if the mother cat had died. (Iím guessing that was the bad news...) Dr. Hope states that yes, his cat died just after giving birth and he feels that the strain of giving birth at such and old age just worn her out. Dr. Hope encourages both you and Marcia to visit her grave. Marcia and you visit the grave site and Marcia begins to cry. She comments that youíre strong for not showing emotion over the loss but that she knows youíre sad. Itís all too much for Marcia to handle and she runs off leaving you by the grave. You feel something inside you stir after experiencing the cats death and Marciaís tears...this must be true sadness. Your human stats will yield a major increase. Love will increase by 15 points, Intelligence and Creativity will increase by 5 points and Humor will increase by 10 points. At this point you can head back inside the Doctorís lab and choose which kitten youíd like to bring back home with you. Your choices are either the brown kitten on the left or the white kitten on the right. Think of a good name for whichever you decide and congratulations, youíve received your final pet! The kitten will not appear at your farm until tomorrow so head on back to the farm. After going to bed this evening, my Intelligence reached 100 points. This may vary from your game. ************************** Monday, Autumn 8 ************************** This is just another regular day to focus on your farm. There are three new wild fruits blossoming if you want to go and harvest from them; they include the olive, apple and chestnut trees. Thereís an event you can activate today if youíd like. You must have completed at least 2 objectives for Libertaís Dictionary before this event will take place, though if youíve been following along, you should have 3 completed objectives at this point. Make your way into town and towards the school. Go inside and speak with a girl named Becky. She can be found in the music room which is the room on the ground floor furthest to the right. Sheís sitting in front of the drum set. When you talk to her, sheíll ask you if youíre looking for something. She makes a comment that you seem to be addicted to some weird dictionary lately; sheís of course referring to Libertaís Dictionary. She mentions that she has a weird book herself and happens to be carrying it with her. She asks you if youíd like to read it so say YES. The book is called: White Rose Story-Volume 2. The story inside it follows a man named Masso who failed another college entrance exam. He decided to board a train back home and lamented his woes to an old man riding the same train. The old man suggested Masso to smell a white rose and rest awhile saying that the scent holds the key to your luck. So Masso sniffed the rose and fell asleep. A year later Masso passed the entrance exam for an elite college and it might have had something to do with sniffing that rose. He went on to be very successful in business and had a very happy family. A whistle blew around this time and Masso woke up. Was he dreaming just now? The train had come to the last stop on the line and the old man was no where to be found. The only thing remaining was the scent of the white rose. Speak with Becky after reading the story and sheíll mention that there is an old tale about white roses on this island as well. Itís rumored that those who find a white rose in the snow will have everlasting happiness. She wonders what kind of rose blooms in the winter...You may ponder this yourself though youíre probably not going to get anywhere with it for now *wink* When you go to bed this night, youíll have yourself a dream. In the dream, youíre married to Becky! She wakes you up and asks you to hurry because thereís something she wants you to see. She makes a comment about you looking like a robot...I guess in the dream you happen to be a human :) She tells you that it happens to be snowing...except its summer outside! She then takes you outside to see for yourself. You exit the elevator and step out onto your farm where you see a white rose blooming right in the snow! If you walk around your farm and speak with the people here, youíll find things a bit...odd. Lionel and Simon are talking about crepes and Gayak happens to be a horse...Becky asks you if you remember the promise you made on your wedding day and believes the rose youíre seeing is the legendary white rose of happiness! Go over and inspect the rose and youíll get messages about the snow being too bright. You canít use any items in the dream and if you try to even open a menu screen youíll find you can not. Speak with Becky again and sheíll let you know that youíve come a long way and even though you had a hard time getting to where you are now, sheís very happy. She asks you if you are happy as well. Regardless of your answer Becky will suddenly sneeze and the dream will end. Your stats will go up by a few points, nothing major. ************************** Tuesday, Autumn 9 ************************** After taking care of your daily farm activates head on over to Millionís Supermarket for a special request. Speak with Nana (sheís the lady with the teal hair) and sheíll mention that she really wants to win at the mushroom festival this year but sheís not confidant that she can with using her usual dishes. She asks you to collect Porcini mushrooms for her and she mentions that they should be in season tomorrow. She says that if you do bring her some of these mushrooms that sheíll make sure to reward you. All you need to do is fill your scale pack and bring them to the supermarket to deliver to her. She further mentions that she requires 100g worth of these mushrooms. Guess weíll be picking mushrooms tomorrow eh? You can continue your day just like always after speaking with Nana. Note: If you want to wait a while before starting this event, you can do so. Dr. Hope will ask you to speak with Nana this upcoming Sunday, (the 14th) though you can speak to her and start the event sooner. ************************** Wednesday, Autumn 10 ************************** After the usual chores, jump in your buggy and drive over to the eastern mushroom forest to see if we canít find any of these special mushrooms Nana mentioned. Once in the East Mushroom Forest, follow the winding trail as is wraps around to the far back of the area. You should see several very tiny mushrooms that appear to be red capped. DO NOT pick them at this stage as they are not yet fully mature. Letís come back in a few days when theyíve matured enough to be properly picked. This day was simply to make sure you knew where to look for them once they are ripened ^_^ ******************************************* Thursday, Autumn 11 - Saturday, Autumn 13 ******************************************* Not a whole lot to accomplish the rest of this week, so just continue doing your daily routine. ************************** Sunday, Autumn 14 ************************** Itís another maintenance day, so after taking care of your farm and animals, jump in your buggy and make your way to Dr. Hopeís. After stepping out of the shine pod, the good doctor will inform you of another one of the townís festivals thatís coming up soon. Itís called the Mushroom Festival since autumn is the season for mushrooms dontcha know *wink* Heíll then let you know that Nana wanted to speak to you about something. Other than that tidbit of information, nothing new occurs today. ***************************************** Monday, Autumn 15 - Saturday, Autumn 20 ***************************************** If you havenít already spoken with Nana about the Mushroom Festival, do so now...she can be found in either the super market, in the inn (after 16:00 on weekdays) or in the school houseí music room (on weekends). Sheíll let you know that she needs your help with the mushroom contest as she wants to win it this year. She believes she can but only if youíll harvest 100g worth of porcini mushrooms for her before the festival. Unfortunately, the porcini mushrooms havenít reached full maturity but if you want to check on their progress, you can head over to the East Mushroom Forest and have yourself a look see. Also, if you took the time to plant at least one of every fall crop and harvested it, youíll have another completed objective for your dictionary! Once you have successfully shipped all the fall crops, take you dictionary over to the town hall for Liberta to update it. A new tree is bearing fruit ready for you to pick on the 15th and itís the Persimmon tree! It can be found right outside the ruins in abundance as well as along the path leading into town so make sure you grab some to add to your list! Thereís really nothing else important about this week, no other new things to pick up or events to trigger so simply play as you normally would. Also, it was during this week that my Creativity increased to 100 points. This may vary from your game. ***************************************** Friday, Autumn 19 - Saturday, Autumn 20 ***************************************** When Friday rolls around, make sure you tend those crops and animals early because itís finally time to head into the East Mushroom Forest and pick up those porcini mushrooms for Nana! Donít forget to grab your scale pack before you head out! Once you get to the forest, just head to the right, winding your way through the paths and pick up the fully mature porcini mushrooms. Donít worry about picking up more than 100g worth because Nana will only take what she asked for and not a gram more! Besides, youíll want to have some to ship so that your items list can continue to grow right? After youíve picked the shrooms, youíll want to give them over to Nana. She can be found in either the supermarket, in the school house music room, or if itís after 16:00, inside the inn towards the kitchen area. Simply talk to her and youíll hand them over. Sheíll be grateful to you and believes sheíll be a shoe in at the festival for sure! Youíre such a great guy :) In speaking of mushrooms...thereís a new type of mushroom that you can harvest from the wild at this time. Itís the Matsutake mushroom and it grows right in front of the cave that used to be blocked by those large tree branches. Approaching the cave mouth, you should see them right away as their whitish appearance contrasts with the autumn foliage. Make sure you grab a few to add to your item list! ************************** Sunday, Autumn 21 ************************** After taking care of your chores, go see Dr. Hope for your maintenance. The doctor reminds you that the Mushroom Festival is next Sunday but other than that, thereís nothing new or exciting this weekend. ***************************************** Monday, Autumn 22 - Saturday, Autumn 27 ***************************************** This week is just another ordinary week on the farm. Make sure, if you havenít already, to give Nana 100g of porcini mushrooms by the end of this week! You do want her to win...donít you? ************************** Sunday, Autumn 28 ************************** Ah, the long expected Mushroom Festival is finally here! But remember, just because itís a festival doesnít mean you get away with neglecting your chores or seeing the doctor for your weekly check up! First, take care of your farm then you can complete this day one of two ways. You can either see the doctor first and then go to the festival or go to the festival and than see the doctor...either way doesnít matter. If you choose to visit the doctor BEFORE the contest, heíll mention who he thinks shouldíve won. If you choose to visit the doctor AFTER the contest, heíll congratulate you for helping Nana win the contest (if you gave her the mushrooms in time of course.) I suggest visiting after the contest since the doctor has more to say though itís up to you. When you see the doctor, heíll let you know youíre good to go for another week but more interesting is what Vita has to say. Speak to her after your check up and sheíll mention that the doctor isnít eating much and is feeling rather ill. She hopes you can calm the Fire Spiritís wrath soon as she thinks this may help the doctor recover. Weíll ponder on this dilemma a little later. When youíre ready to start the Mushroom Festival, wait until itís after 16:00 and then step into the inn (which is normally closed on Sundays.) Youíll find yourself in the dining area with a large gathering of people. Speak to each person to learn more about this contest and who won (hopefully it was Nana!) Thereís nothing much to this festival expect socializing but the one person you should speak with is Max (Nanaís bodybuilding husband.) Heíll congratulate you on helping Nana win the contest (if you decided to give her the porcini mushrooms) and will reward you with some Earth Power Sand which he has already delivered to your item box back on the farm! Nice! When youíre ready to leave the festival simply step outside and make your way back home. ***************************************** Monday, Autumn 29 - Saturday, Autumn 34 ***************************************** Another dull week on the farm, so just tend your animals and crops as usual. ************************** Sunday, Autumn 35 ************************** Alright! Itís the final day of autumn and with winter fast on our heels we better make sure weíre prepared for it! After your chores, head over to Dr. Hopeís for Sunday maintenance. The doctor informs you that since the Mushroom Contest is over people are starting to prepare for the Christmas Party. He letís you know that Dorothy (our host from Cooking Life!) has something she wants to talk to you about. Wonder what she wants? You can speak to her anytime before the party, so in the event you miss her today, donít fret! Before we speak to her however, there are two more people weíll want to speak too; Gallion and Masami. You can find of them inside Gallionís house which is behind Millionís store anytime after 16:00. Talk to Masami first and sheíll let you in on a critical storyline mission. She discusses the Christmas party and how the Mayor only buys enough poinsettias to decorate the Town Hall. Masami suggests that if you plant some poinsettias and ship them, that everyone can decorate the entire town with them! She then letís you know that youíll need to ship 20 poinsettias in order to cover the entire town. Walk around to the other side of the table and speak with Gallion. Talking with him gains you some free poinsettia seeds...in fact youíll get exactly 20 which are enough to fill Masamiís request. These seeds will be sent to your farm automatically. However, you should definitely purchase more tomorrow since poinsettias are weak in storms and you donít want to risk missing this important storyline quest by not having enough to ship!!! Now to speak to Dorothy and find out what sheís about, youíll need to wait until after 16:00 to find her roaming around in her kitchen. The easiest way to the kitchen is to enter the mayorís house directly. Drive past the blue sliding doors of the Town Hall and continue to the left until you see another door. Enter this door to gain entry to the rear of the mayorís house. Once you enter the house, just wrap your way around to the right and enter the kitchen which is in the room below the dining room. If you find yourself unable to make it to the mayorís by 16:00 donít worry as you can find Dorothy awaiting you in the dining room after 20:00. You may have to speak to her twice if you have never had the chance to talk to her, before sheíll let on about her request. It appears as though sheís looking for someone to help her make cakes for the Christmas Party. Sheíll then go on to say that you can learn how to bake a cake if youíve watched the final episode of her show Cooking Life (which you have done a while ago if youíve been following along.) She than ask you to come to her house to help out on the night of the 23rd before the party starts. Note: If you havenít seen all 10 episodes of Cooking Life you will miss out on the chance to help make cakes for the Christmas Party! If youíre only 1 or 2 more episodes to completion than youíll still have time to speak with Dorothy about her request. If you havenít watched any Cooking Life or only limited amounts, Iím afraid youíll have to wait until next years Christmas Party in order to help out. ************************ Monday, Winter 1 ************************ If you head up to your farm, youíll notice that all of your land has been covered by snow. If you try to use your hoe on your plots youíll find youíll be unable too. So then, how does one grow anything in the winter? Well, first youíll need to be able to use the Monsoon Watering Can. Youíll be able to use the Monsoon can once youíve received all 3 stars for any of the other watering cans. Second, you canít just use any old water to melt the snow on your fields so youíll need to find and use some spirit water. You can find spirit water in the fields where your chickens and cows forage. Both ponds have spirit water in them so which one you use doesnít matter so. Head up to your farm plots after filling your watering can with spirit water and stand in the section youíd like to plant things in. Press and hold the triangle button for a few seconds and then release it and watch your hero spin around and fling the spirit water onto the snow covered ground revealing plots of land for you to till! Donítí forget that youíll still need to till the ground with your hoe once the plots have been uncovered! You must first thaw the ground with spirit water before you can do any planting and you MUST use the Monsoon Watering Can as itís the only can that can hold spirit water. If you try and draw spirit water into any other can, the water will turn to normal water. This is why it was so important that you max your watering can as soon as possible before winter, otherwise, youíll be unable to grow anything during this season. You wonít have a lot of options to pick from regarding the types of things you can grow during the winter. In fact, youíre limited to only two choices: kale seeds and poinsettia seeds. You already know itís important to grow poinsettias for the Christmas Party but I also encourage you to grow some kale as shipping some will unlock another recipe for you (under the juice selection) and will be added to your items list. You do want those poinsettia plants ready in time for the Christmas Party donít you? Well, I suggest planting them as soon as possible since they take 14 days to bloom. Today will be pretty busy for you running around taking care of last seasonís plants and sowing new ones. ***************************************** Tuesday, Winter 2 - Saturday, Winter 6 ***************************************** The rest of the week will pass by with nothing new or exciting. Concentrate on watering those poinsettias as well as any other chores you may have. If you choose to do a little fishing, the fisherman has moved onto the lake itself and be found ice fishing there. It was during this week that my Love section increased to 100 points. This may vary from your game. ************************ Sunday, Winter 7 ************************ If you havenít already done so, PLEASE plant those poinsettia plants! You definitely want to make sure you have them to ship before the Christmas Party. Other than that, finish up your chores than head over to the doctors. The doctor expresses his feelings on this past year, mentioning that this year has been a very fruitful one. He asks you if you had a fruitful year as well. You can answer however you want as the outcome makes no difference. If you said YES to his question, he affirms that youíre doing great and to keep up the good work until the Fire Spirit has been appeased. Now, if you havenít been following my guide or even if you have been but at a slower rate, you can speak with the doctor again and answer differently. For every time you answer NO to his question, heíll reveal what you should have accomplished already. In other words, if you had no idea what to do regarding the main story plot, continue to say NO and the doctor will tell you what you should do. Although, it is worth it to perhaps say NO to his first question (has this been a good year for you) simply to find out WHY you should be planting these poinsettias. If you speak with Vita, sheíll mention that the Nature Spirit of Memory (the third and missing sprite from the Giant Forest) has a single warm memory of poinsettias growing in the winter. This just confirms how important it is to plant poinsettias if you want to continue on in the main story! ***************************************** Monday, Winter 8 - Saturday, Winter 13 ***************************************** Another uneventful week on the farm so just continue watering those plants, tending those animals and whatever else it is you do to pass the time! ************************ Sunday, Winter 14 ************************ If you planted those poinsettias on the first of winter they should be ready to ship. Make sure you donít forget to ship them, and if youíve shipped at least 20 of them, you can rest easy for the remainder of this season. After all your farm work, pay a visit to Dr. Hope for your weekly check up. The good doctor expresses what we in the real world grumble about, which is wishing it was cold when the summer heat gets to hot and wishing it was warm when the winter months turn bitterly cold. He attributes this feeling as simply being human nature. Yea, this Sunday is particularly uneventful, but itís winter, so what can you expect? ***************************************** Monday, Winter 15 - Saturday, Winter 20 ***************************************** Once again, just another ordinary week on the farm so take care of what you need to in preparation for the Christmas Party thatís coming soon! ************************ Sunday, Winter 21 ************************ After doing your daily ritual on the farm, well...you know the drill by now, so get yourself to Dr. Hopeís. Before you leave though, make sure to bring your scale pack as a new plant is ready for us to harvest. As you make your way into town, youíll notice some green shoots with small white dots hanging off them. These are Lily Bells and are a winter exclusive plant, so make sure you grab a few to add to your wild plant list! The doctor reminds you that the Christmas Party is coming up soon and will be held at the Mayorís Hall (which is a room in-between the Town Hall and the mayorís actual house.) He also tells you that the party itself will be held on the 24th, which is a Wednesday. He then tacks on that itís a different day than your usual maintenance. (Iím assuming he means that youíll need to remember to come into town on a day thatís not a Sunday. *shrugs*) Speaking with Vita reveals an improvement in the doctorís health now thatís heís had a chance to see you. She hopes that youíll be able to appease the Fire Spirit soon! ************************ Monday, Winter 22 ************************ Thereís nothing exciting about today, just your regular day on the farm. But enjoy the peace because the next couple of days are going to be extremely busy! ************************ Tuesday, Winter 23 ************************ Ah, the day has finally arrived in which you are to help Dorothy bake those cakes for the Christmas Party tomorrow. Make sure you complete all your chores and any tasks you have set for yourself before heading over to the mayorís house. Helping Dorothy will take the rest of the night and most of the morning tomorrow so make sure everythingís in order before leaving your farm! Make sure to bring along the Forest Crest with you for itíll make things a little easier for you in the event you choose to get started on saving the island right away. (This will make more sense tomorrow.) Youíll need to meet with Dorothy inside her kitchen (like last time) in order to start this event. Wait until itís after 20:00 and head into the mayorís house. Speak with Dorothy in the kitchen and get started on those cakes! Youíll fall asleep when youíre finished and wake up in a chair in the mayorís house in the morning. ************************ Wednesday, Winter 24 ************************ After waking up, speak with Gayak and Marlene sitting in the chairs nearest you. Marlene has a Christmas present for you: another seed bag, making this your 8th and final seed bag! There are other people scattered throughout this room, the dining area and the kitchen so make sure to speak with everyone! When youíre ready to begin the Christmas Party head into the Mayorís Hall by taking the door out from the kitchen (the door is in the upper right hand corner of the kitchen itself.) In the Hall, youíll notice the rest of the town mingling about the room! Speak with everyone you can. On an interesting note, speaking with Sharon reveals that Vita, Dr. Hopeís maid, comes from the same place you did...does this mean Vitaís also a robot? Time will tell! Speaking with Dorothy will yield the compensation she mentioned for helping with the cakes. She apparently has wired some money into your account, how generous! When youíve spoken to everyone and are ready to leave the party, attempt to leave through the large glass doors along the right side of this room. Charles comments that you should probably go home with Dr. Hope. Speak with Dr. Hope (you may have to do this twice!) and heíll ask you if youíve spoken with everyone and are ready to leave. Say YES and start the walk home with the doctor. The walk home is very decorative with all the poinsettias youíve been able to ship. The doctor makes some small talk before you both run into Vita who seems to be waiting for you. She lets the doctor know his bath has been drawn and while the doctor is thanking her for her kindness, he suddenly collapses! Then from out of the bushes springs the elusive yellow Nature Sprite of Memory! He starts talking about all the good memories he has of the doctor and his parents. They were good people that took care of the forest just like Dr. Hope is doing now. The Nature Sprite sprinkles the doctor with some magic and informs us that even with the power of the forest, the doctor cannot be cured completely. He then letís you know thereís not much time left and you should make the most of it before he vanishes back into the bushes. You and Vita are able to carry the doctor back home and get him into a bed. Once back at the house, Vita makes the comment that the doctor is only asleep and must be having a good dream since heís smiling. She informs you that she will not leave Dr. Hopeís side until he wakes up and urges you to save the island before the volcano finally erupts. She tells you to make haste to the Giant Forest and speak with the 3 Nature Sprites there. Then she reveals the most important clue of all: the Fire Spirit can only be calmed by the Water Spirit during the winter, which means you only have 11 days to save the island! Note: If you donít save the island this year, youíll have one more year (though the game never tells you this) in which to do so before the volcano finally blows. This is a good thing especially if you havenít been able to grow any poinsettias this winter. If youíre ready, letís jump in our buggy and make our way into the Giant Forest but make sure you have the Forest Crest if youíre setting out today! Ride all the way to your forced to get out of your buggy and proceed to where you last saw the Nature Sprites. The Nature Sprites have moved and are no longer along the right side of this checker board area, instead look for all three of them at the top most path. Youíll hand over youíre Forest Crest and watch as the three Nature Sprites take you to an area where youíll be able to view them in their true form. Once the sprites have turned into the Forest Spirit, heíll invite you to pass through the hole in his trunk to enter the mermaidís tower. But more importantly, he has broken the magical force that used to hold the rest of the chests in the Giantís Forest shut! Leave the hole alone and pick up the two treasure chests in this area before back tracking all the way to the beginning of the Giantís Forest to open some more treasure chests! Below are the items you can find in this section:  Green Jewel  Giantís Axe In the area where you left your buggy, you may remember there being a single chest you were unable to open, which of course you should do now! Below are the items you can find in this section:  Red Jewel When youíre ready to pick up some more chests, re-enter the checker board area where you spoke with the Nature Sprites. Search this area completely to reveal 3 more chests. Below are the items you can find in this section:  Red Jewel  Green Jewel  Red Jewel There are 4 different paths (not including the north most one with the Forest Spirit) for you to choose. Regardless of which one you take, they will all lead to the same place. Once youíve entered this new area, which resembles the last one in all ways minus the north most exit, search it carefully for even more treasure chests. Be on the lookout for a very sneaky chest hidden in the center of this area. Itís covered by the foliage which makes it tough to spot! Below are the items you can find in this section:  Purple Jewel  Orange Jewel  Red Jewel  Green Jewel  Orange Jewel After thoroughly scouring both areas of the forest, make your way back to your farm and place youíre Green Jewels, Orange Jewels and your Purple Jewel in their pedestals. Unlocking both of these new fields and doors will be integral in the coming days ahead and thereís no reason you canít start today! Tomorrow weíll investigate the newly unlocked Mermaidís Tower. ************************ Thursday, Winter 25 ************************ Even though weíre going have a busy day today, Iíll just briefly note that youíll now be able to bake the last two cake recipes for your cooking list since you gained new recipes from attending the Christmas Party. Give them a try when you get the chance! Make sure you head up to your fields in the morning and watch the unlocking of 3 brand new seals! After doing so, make your way all the way back to through the Giantís Forest to the area with the Forest Spirit. This time, go through the opening at the base of the tree and walk through a short cave. When you exit the cave, youíll see a treasure chest to your right. Below are the items you can find in this section:  Earth Hammer Youíll notice youíre standing next to a river and there appears to be something floating next to the bank. Inspect the floating object to discover itís a shell and itíll ask you if youíd like to ride it. Say YES to float down river a ways into the Mermaidís Tower. Youíll have to steer the shell yourself once you arrive, so coast yourself over to the right bank and step off. Head up the stairs when youíre ready. In this room, ignore the statues and the left most stairs leading up and instead find the opening along the lower portion of the screen to step outside the tower. Once outside the tower, make your way down the left slope to discover a chest half buried in the sand. Below are the items you can find in this section:  Enchanted Hoe Return to the tower and head back inside. If you walk to the north end of this room, youíll notice two dark blue squares on the floor. This is a puzzle of sorts in which youíll have to push the two mermaid statues in this room onto the squares. It doesnít matter which mermaid goes on what tile, as long as both statues are completely on the square. Once both statues are properly placed, they will spin around and water will pour from the jugs in their arms into the pool in front of you. Now that the pool is now full, the shell can now be rode to the opposite end. Once there, head up the stairs onto the next floor. Once again there are two dark blue squares on the floor that you must push mermaid statues onto. Do exactly what you did downstairs and the mermaids will fill a new pool of water. Since thereís no shell to ride on, head back downstairs. Ride back across the pool in this room and this time, head to the left and go up the stairs there. Once on this floor, proceed along until you come across two more chests to open. Below are the items you can find in this section:  Blue Jewel  Blue Jewel Once youíve opened the chests, ride the shell to the right bank and step off. You should see 4 symbols arranged on the floor in a square. Each tile represents one of the four seasons and in order to open up the door you must step on them in the order they appear during the year ---> Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter. Hereís the solution: Upper right (flower = spring), lower left (sun = summer), upper left (leaf = autumn), and lower right (snowflake = winter). After youíve stepped on the tiles in the correct order the door will open and you can proceed through it and up the stairs. Note: If you accidently stepped on a wrong tile, simply exit this room and re-enter it and the puzzle will be reset. Youíve reached the top of the Mermaid Tower! Before you use the walkway to head left, notice the shell floating in the water below you. Step on it and steer it to the left side of the pool where you should see a small bank. Step off the shell and open the chests here. Below are the items you can find in this section:  Blue Jewel  Blue Jewel  Blue Jewel  Blue Jewel Ride the shell back to the other bank when youíre finished and walk along the path until you see the Hermit from before! Approach her and sheíll return the Water Crest she borrowed from you before. She mentions that since the crest was stolen by humans it can only be returned by a human...but...wait...does that mean youíre now a human? Well, the Hermit certainly thinks you are and encourages you to place the crest on the altar. Once you do so, youíll be greeted by the Water Spirit who will thank you for returning her power. She congratulates you on bringing life back to the island but lets you know that her power alone can not appease the Fire Spiritís anger. Though, she believes that if you are able to combine her power with that of the Ice Grail, you might just be able to!!! She tells you the this grail can be found under the in East Lake but can only be reached during the winter when the lake freezes over. Since its winter, sheíll use her power to open a hole in East Lake for you to enter and retrieve the Ice Grail! Seeing as though itís probably late in the day, I suggest heading back to the farm and getting some much needed rest. Make sure if you havenít already, to place your Green Jewels on pedestals to unlock their seals! Tomorrow begins our continuing adventures to save the island from destruction! ********************** Friday, Winter 26 ********************** Take care of your chores (and view the unlocking of your green seals if you havenít already done so!) and make your way back to the cave that leads to the Giantís Forest (the one weíve been passing through the past couple of days!) This time, instead of heading to the forest, take the right exit to enter the curvy area. Once here, take the upper right most path which will lead you to the side scrolling area and more importantly, to the green door you can now pass through! Enter the green door here and step inside the volcano itself! Youíll find yourself at the top of a spiral walkway. Youíll need to make it to the bottom, so progress around to your left. Along the way youíll come across various chests. Below are the items you can find in this section:  Yellow Jewel  Purple Jewel  Flame Sickle  Yellow Jewel Once at the bottom, step through the cave opening. In this area, proceed left and around until you come to another opening in the cave wall. Below are the items you can find in this section:  Yellow Jewel  Purple Jewel  Purple Jewel  Yellow Jewel This new area resembles a C so make your way around its path opening any and all chests you may come across. At the end of the C are some stairs that continue down into the volcano. Below are the items you can find in this section:  Red Jewel  Orange Jewel  Red Jewel  Orange Jewel You can tell youíre getting closer to the volcanoís magma core in this large open area. Below are the items you can find in this section:  Red Jewel  Red Jewel  Fire Crest At the very bottom of this area is an altar where the Fire Crest rests. Approach it and remove the crest from its pedestal and then make your way up and out of the volcano. It will be very late by the time you get back to your farm so hit the hay when you get there! ********************** Saturday, Winter 27 ********************** Alright, the time has come for us to finish this adventure, are you with me? Tend your farm, place any jewels in pedestals (if you wish), make sure you have the Fire Crest in your pack before leaving and get ye gone to East Lake! For those of you who have been winter fishing, youíll already know where to go, for everyone else, take the path south prior to the entrance of the East Mushroom Forest to reach your final destination. Once in East Lake, venture out onto the lake itself and head to the left until you reach a large hole. Note: If youíve gone to the lake after the Water Spirit revealed the opening to you, you wouldíve received a message saying that you cannot enter without the Fire Crest. We simply skipped straight to picking up the crest without this notice and since it doesnít impact the game, we saved a little time in doing so. Approach the hole with the Fire Crest in your pack and youíll automatically jump down it. Once you land, youíll find yourself in an icy cave at the bottom of the lake. Before you do anything else, head south and jump down a small ledge here. You wonít be able to climb back up but thatís alright. Make your way to the left and discover an important treasure chest! Below are the items you can find in this section:  Cool Pins Since you canít climb back up find the exit towards the bottom of this area and go through it. In this new section, weave your way along the paths picking up a few chests until you find some stairs leading up. Below are the items you can find in this section:  Blue Jewel  Yellow Jewel Do you know where you are? You should, as this is that elusive yellow door we couldnít seem to open when we unlocked the yellow seals! It also means youíre on the other side of the lake! Sigh... Make your way through this familiar cave and back outside. Since your buggyís probably over at East Lake, weíre going to have to hoof it back. Once youíve returned to East Lake and have fallen down the hole again we can proceed in exploring this cave. Search this area before approaching the stairs on the center dais, making sure youíve picked everything up. Below are the items you can find in this section:  Blue Jewel  Blue Jewel When youíre ready to appease that nasty Fire Spirit, walk up the short set of stairs in the dais and inspect the frozen pool at the top. This is the Ice Grail and youíll be asked if you want to place the Fire Crest on the altar. Say YES to do so and OMG the Fire Spirit himself pays you a visit! He doesnít understand how you couldíve summoned him without the help of the Water Spirit and insists that youíre not calming him, but rather making him even angrier! The Water Spirit steps in at this point and tells the Fire Spirit that his anger has gone on for long enough. The two spirits argue it out for a while before the Fire Spirit calms down. The Water Spirit lets on that at last the Fire Spirit has recognized that all the spirits must work together and only together can life thrive. Both spirits agree they couldnít have done it without you and they send you back home. Youíre then transported to the town where you are now being hailed a hero! The mayor rewards you with 10 Earth Power Sands and sends them to your farm along with a certificate proclaiming you a success. After this chat, youíre now free to roam about the decks and speak with the other people that have come to give you praise, including...an alien?! That canít bode well... When youíre ready to leave the viewing decks, start down the glasses steps. Marcia will stop you and let you know that something has happened to the doctor. Youíll arrive at Dr. Hopeís to see him wake up and heíll thank you for saving the island. He knew that you could do it! He speaks about heís has a good life and how glad he is that you are here to share in his last moments. Vita will take care of his affairs and with that, Dr. Hope passes away. Marcia starts crying and...Whatís this? You start crying as well! But robots donít cry, does that mean...? Suddenly, magic floods the room and the room fades out in a brilliant white light. Congratulations! Youíve beaten Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon!!! Well, youíve beaten the main story anyways...but there are still some things that need taking care of... After the credits are done rolling, youíll watch as Marco ponders over why his supercoolent never ended up working. Heíll disappear into the tunnel and youíll hear an explosion. Wonder what thatís all about? Anyways, save your game and get ready for your next challenge! ********************** Your Continuing Life ********************** When you continue from your saved game, youíll wake up back at your farm. First and most importantly, youíll never have to trek into town every Sunday for your weekly maintenance seeing as though the doctor is no longer around. However, that doesnít mean you get to stay up till all hours of the day as Vita will now take over calling you if it gets too late. There are several things you can choose to do with your continuing game. - Talk to Vita when you get the chance. She has a present for you that she found in the doctors store room. From now on, each harvest basket and carrying box (if youíre using the rail system) will be equipped with the doctorís device known as the Life Arm. Life Armís will grab crops ready to be harvested up to 5 spaces away! Thatís extremely helpful for the busy farmer you are. However, Life Arms can not be used during the 5000 crop challenge. - Complete Libertaís Dictionary. There are some objectives which cannot be completed until your second year anyways. - Finish you various item lists! There are certain flowers, herbs and wild plants you cannot access until your second year. Spend some time and grow something new! Youíll spend the longest time waiting on the Black Truffle as it grows only in the second half of autumn. - Meet your new neighbors! Remember those two orange doors that have been sealed? On spring 1st (for some reason Pink Mask doesnít show himself during the winter) youíll have two new people living at your ruins home. The second orange door contains your newly met alien friend you spoke with after youíve saved the island. He serves no purpose other than now living in your home. The first orange door next to Moonlightís house contains a mysterious man known as Pink Mask and heís a traveling merchant of sorts. When you first meet him, heíll inform you heís not open for business and will ask if you can come back later. Tell the man NO so that you can purchase some new and interesting items from him. Below are all the items you can purchase from him: Shiny Coat - 198g - If you wear this and pet an animal, they will become shiny and clean! But aside from that, it doesnít seem to have any effect. - This item has 5 uses before you need to purchase another. - This item is actually rather useless lol. Itís just another brush for you to use on your animals. It doesnít seem to affect happiness and there is no physical change in the animalís coat. Healthy Color - 1,980g - Equip this and spray it on a crop and the plant color will change to look healthier than it is. - This item has 5 uses before you need to purchase another. - This is another rather useless item. You can spray a plant with it but...thatís about it. The plant has no physical change and it doesnít sell for any more or less than normal. Buy it only if you like spraying your plants so that is feels more ďrealistic.Ē (Like a real farmer spraying pesticide would.) Surprising Seeds - 3,980g - Hold this and throw it on the ground in your field to plant a mystery seed. Youíll never know what will sprout. - This item has 5 uses before you need to purchase another. - You donít need a seed bag to hold these gourds. Simply stand near a tilled plot of land and seed like you normally would. Surprising seeds are really mystery seeds that once planted, can grow into random seasonal plants! This item can be fun to use if you really arenít concerned with what crop you want to grow. Blue Egg - 1,280g - Spray this on an egg in the incubator bowl and a blue chick will hatch. There could be side effects. - This item has 5 uses before you need to purchase another. - This item is fun! Spray the egg inside the incubator and it will indeed hatch a blue chick! Enjoy it while itís lasts though, because when the chick turns into an adult, itíll lose itís pale blue color and become a normal white. Motherís Touch - 48,900g - If you wear this and pet an animal, your pets, cows, chickens, and sheep will feel great. The crops that you harvest with it will sell for more money, too. - This is an excellent item if you plan on raising animals. Brush your animals with your usual brush and then brush again using this brush and youíll raise the happiness of your animals faster! - Complete the 5000 Crop Challenge. After you save the island, make your way back to the cave where the Spring Festival was. Youíll notice that Marcoís construction equipment has been moved and you can go through into a new area. Make your way through the winding cave until you reach a field. When you enter this area the Fire Spirit will come down and talk to you. Heíll tell you that the wasteland beyond is his dominion and he has a few rules youíll need to follow if you want to work the land here. **5000 Crop Challenge Rules** - You can not use ďimpure objectsĒ such as any basket rails on the wasteland. - You can not use any farm equipment that makes farming easier, such as harvest baskets with the Life Arms. - You can not plant any flowers or herbs in the wasteland. - You MUST harvest and ship all 5000 crops within one year. That one year begins from the day you agree to take on the challenge. So if you want to start the challenge on winter 35...youíll have until next winter 35 to finish it. - Although this isnít a rule Iím going to mention it here: If you carry crops from your ruins farm and deposit them in the Wasteland shipping pods, they will NOT count towards youíre 5000 mark. Only crops grown in the wasteland will count towards that total. After the Fire Spirit gives you the rules, heíll ask you a couple of questions. When he asks if youíre ready to give up, answer NO. When he asks if youíre still interested in farming the land, even though if you lose heíll release an alien power on the land, answer YES. Now the wasteland field itself isnít a large square patch, in fact itís shaped more like multiple figure 8ís that are leaning sideways. Before you can do any farming however, youíll need to prepare the land. Since its still winter, youíll need to bring along your Monsoon Water Can and melt the snow on the plots. Then youíll need Earth Power Sand...lots and lots...of Earth Power Sand; 110 to be exact. Itíll help to use the 10 free ones you received from the mayor for saving the island, but that means youíll need to purchase 95 additional to make the entire wasteland fertile. There are 1055 (unless I miscounted >_<) plots of soil in the wasteland farm for you to use. **5000 Crop Challenge tips** - Donít worry about trying to remember how many crops youíve already planted as each time you enter the Wasteland farm; youíll be greeted by the Fire Spirit. Heíll tell you how many crops you have shipped so far, as well as how many you still need to complete the challenge. - You ďcanĒ use strange moss during this challenge, and Iíve found it to be ďslightlyĒ easier but more time consuming initially because you have to place it and then seed. It also means running back and forth to grab more since you can only hold so much before your backpack is full. - Make use of the Shine Pod often since youíll be running low on energy initially, I know I was! You can use the Shine Pod as many times during the day as you want, so utilize as needed. - Take advantage of Forteís upgrades! Power and Charge are my favorites for this challenge but you can play around with the others as well. Remember though that once used they take a few days to undergo maintenance. - There are multiple shipping pods scattered around the wasteland so we donít have to continuously run back to the front one each time we need to deposit our crops! Plant strategically near them and your work will be that much easier. - Thereís no rule saying you HAVE to use all the plots at once. Nor does it mean you have to make the ENTIRE field fertile. Use whatever farm plots you want. - If itís a rainy day, the rain will also water the crops here which will save you precious time in watering all those crops. - You can sleep at Dr. Hopeís house if youíd like to be closer to the wasteland farm. Or if you want to be REALLY close, bring along your tent and pitch it right outside the opening to the Wasteland field! Itíll save some precious time since you donít have to travel from your farm to the cave. And when you wake up, (in either of the above mentioned locations) your buggy will be parked right outside in Dr. Hopeís parking space in case you need it (assuming you drove it to town in the first place!) - The fastest growing crops are: Spring - potatoes at 5 days. Summer - tomatoes at 6 days. Autumn - onion at 5 days. And the only crop you can grow in winter - kale at 7 days. There are some benefits to using only fast growing crops (most of which are one time use so youíd have to replant when you harvest them), yet others (like myself) will vouch for crops like strawberries, where once ripe they bear fruit everyday or every other day. You could also do a half and half system with mixed crops. Itís totally up to how you want to play the game! OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOo OoOoO Pets Guide (PET01) oOoOoO OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoO In every Harvest Moon game to date, the player always starts off the game with their trusty pet dog. Sometimes the dog is helpful and other times heís just there for aesthetic reasons, but whatever the case, the player always has a pet of some kind. In Innocent Life, you donít start out with a pet at all; not even your loyal pooch! Whatís a farmer to do? Well, youíll just have to go out into the world and get your own pets! In some instances the pet will be given to you, and in others the pet must trust you before itíll live with you. You can have a total of 3 pets in this game if you so choose. Below are which pets you can own and how to receive them. ***************** A. Stray Cat ***************** The orange stray cat is the very first pet youíll have the chance to get. The day after the Spring Festival (Monday, Spring 29), Marcia will await you in your room any time after 16:00. Sheíll let you know thereís a stray kitten roaming the nearby woods and sheíll ask you if you can take care of it for her. Say YES to her when she asks you this question and tomorrow you can go find this cat sheís talking about. There are two ways of receiving this kitty as a pet for you; the normal way and the fast way and Iíll list both below. NORMAL WAY: For this way what youíll need to do is first find kitty! Youíre looking for an orange cat and she can be found in the area across from the swinging bridge. Once youíre in this area, walk to the right towards the telephone trees...if you donít see her amongst the trees themselves, try looking closer to the East Mushroom Forest along the path that leads to it. Once you find the kitty talk to her. Sheíll greet you with a skeptic meow. You may now leave kitty alone and go about your business for the day. When tomorrow comes, rinse and repeat. Find kitty and talk to kitty only this day youíll be greeted with a slightly less suspicious meow meow. Leave kitty be and go about your day as usual. On Thursday, go and seek the cat and speak with her for a third time. Sheís even friendlier today and gives you a meow meow meow hello! Leave her be and continue your day like always. Now, on Friday when you go out and speak to kitty, youíll be happy to know sheís friendly enough for you to adopt! You can even choose a new name for her! Starting tomorrow, your new pet will begin living in the ruins entrance right in front of the elevator and just before the exit door. Congrats on your first pet! FAST WAY: Do you need to have a pet right this second and canít wait another day?! Well...donít! This way allows you to get your very own kitty same day guaranteed! Remember, youíre looking for an orange cat and she can be found in the area across from the swinging bridge. Once youíre in this area, walk to the right towards the telephone trees...if you donít see her amongst the trees themselves, try looking closer to the East Mushroom Forest along the path that leads to it. Once you find the kitty talk to her. Sheíll greet you with a skeptic meow. Now, enter the Mushroom Forest. Once there, turn right back around and leave the forest ending up back in the area with the telephone trees and kitty. Speak to the cat once again, afterwards enter the mushroom forest. Rinse and repeat until you get the message that the cat is friendly enough to adopt! Give a name to your kitty and BAM youíre done! Starting tomorrow, your new pet will begin living in the ruins. Congrats on your first pet! **************** B. Puppy **************** The puppy is the second pet that you can acquire in this game and it comes to you automatically! When you go for your weekly maintenance check up at Dr. Hopeís on the 14th of summer, heíll mention to you that Gayakís dog has had puppies and that Gayak would like you to have one of them. Gayak comes into the lab and informs you that heíll send the puppy over to your house the next day. He even went and gave the puppy a name for you! However, if you donít like the default name, simply answer NO when Gayak asks you if the name is alright and youíll have to option to name the puppy yourself. The puppy will live on the farm itself (except in rainy weather itíll take cover in your room) and will occasionally leave poop among your fields. When you want the poop removed, simply let Forte clean it up for you as one of his chores. Other than that, the puppy, serves no purpose other than to give you company and poop in your fields. Note: Your puppy will grow into a full fledged adult dog the 1st of spring in your second year! **************** C. Kitten **************** The third and final pet you can receive is a tiny kitten. When you go for your weekly maintenance over at Dr. Hopes on the 7th of autumn, heíll let you know that his cat finally had her babies! Unfortunately, the mother cat died leaving behind two kittens that now need a good home. After you complete the scene with Marcia, Dr. Hope will let you select a kitten to take home with you. You can only take one however so choose wisely! Your choices are either the brown kitten on the left or the white kitten on the right. Think of a good name for whichever you decide and congratulations, youíve received your final pet! The kitten will live inside your room, mostly in the bathroom though itíll migrate to the living room/bed room area in the evenings. OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOo OoOoO Television Channel Guide (TV01) oOoOoO OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoO As with all Harvest Moon games, your television will play an important part in deciding how you go about your day. This section will help explain the various channels that you can watch from the TV in your room. For more detail regarding the various TV show scripts please see that section in the guide. *************************** Weather News *************************** This is probably going to be the channel that you will view most often (if not every single day.) This channel features Neo, your local weather forecaster (that just happens to be a scientific fortune teller.) Neo will predict the tomorrows weather for you every single day. This channel really shines through summer, autumn and winter when Heartflame Island experiences storms. Neo will predict tomorrowís weather as being one of three outcomes. The first forecast being sunny. During this forecast the sun will shine brightly and will be the weather you experience through most of the game. During this weather you will need to water your crops and can move about at normal speed. The second weather forecast is rainy (or snowy). During rainy weather, the rain takes care of any watering that you might have needed to do for the entire day! Very convenient when you have large amounts of crops growing on your fields. You can still walk about your farm and the island at normal speed. During the winter, the ďrainyĒ forecast will become ďsnowy.Ē Just like during rainy weather, all of your crops will be watered for you. The third forecast is stormy weather. This is the worst of all possible forecasts and should be avoided at all costs! During this type of weather your crops do not need to be watered...but at a price! Try to wake up earlier then usual (4:00AM) and harvest all ripened crops before the storm hits. Fragile crops have a high chance of not surviving the storm and will be blown away thus loosing that crop. Thatís not to say you should plant only hardy crops as they also have a chance of being destroyed as well. Plant with care as you will ALWAYS receive at minimum 2 storms per season with spring being the exception as no storms seem to occur during this season. Also, during a storm your character will move at half his normal speed due to the high winds and this includes the buggy as well! You will continue moving at normal speed in caves however. Want to prevent storms from occurring during the summer, autumn and winter months? I know itís hard but Iím asking you to NOT completely cover your fields entirely with crops. Iíve found that leaving about 15- 10 percent of your fieldsí crop free (yes that includes flowers and herbs as well) that you can completely avoid storms! Unplanted soil also means untilled so if you were using the land to increase the hoes level, make sure to hammer out the plots when youíre done! Unfortunately, no matter what you do, you will always have 2 storms per season. This is unavoidable and part of the game play. Leaving 10-15 percent of your fields bare will guarantee that you donít have any *additional* storms. Just to clarify, when I say 10-15% of all your fields, I donít mean 10- 15% of each separate plot (i.e. each area that 4 jewel pedestals surround)...I mean 10-15% of all the fields you have currently unlocked. Any fields that are still sealed do not count towards the total of 10- 15% untilled. *************************** Herbal Garden *************************** This channel features a new (and very welcome) addition to this Harvest Moon game. Unlike its predecessors, Innocent Life has very advanced technology and when it comes to harvesting flowers, thereís no exception. If you plan on planting flowers on your farm you will come to use this channel a lot. Instead of harvesting your flowers like you would crops, the islanders have decided that flowers are best when picked fresh from your farm as opposed to being shipped where they can get damaged. Any time you have fully blossomed flowers growing on your farm, run back downstairs to your room and watch this channel. When you select this channel for viewing, you will have three choices. The first option is to ship flowers. Select this option to have the gardeners come and harvest the flowers for you fresh the very next morning. Select which flowers you would like to have shipped by selecting them with the triangle button then hitting finish. The gardeners will go over your order and ask you if this is ok. Tell them YES and they will come by your farm tomorrow morning and harvest your flowers for you! No matter how early you wake up you never see them harvesting your flowers, theyíre just that fast! The second option is to check your flowers status. This option will show you exactly how many flowers you have growing on your farm listed by type and how many flowers youíve shipped that day. This option is slightly useless as you canít due anything at this menu (besides, Iím sure you remember how many flowers you planted right?) The third option prompts you to hear an explanation. This then bring up a second selection screen in which you can hear explanations about shipping, seeds and flowers status. Choose this option to hear more about how shipping works about how to acquire new seeds and about understanding your flowerís status. *************************** Cooking Life *************************** This show is critical if you plan on acquiring all the possible recipes that the game has to offer and starts you on your way to becoming a master chef! Also, watching all 10 shows allows you to be able to complete a winter request required later in the game so this channel is a must watch even if you never set foot in the kitchen! This channel features Dorothy, the mayor of Heartflame Islandís wife, as the star chef. During airtime, she tells you all about a different type of cooking skill once every week. The skills you will learn are listed below in the order they are acquired in: Drinks Cutting Cutting (Advanced) Boiling Cutting Drinks Boiling (Advanced) Grilling Grilling (Advanced) Oven Baked Dishes Over Baked Treats You cannot cook a specific meal or drink until youíve first watched the show but once youíve learned it you can keep using that skill forever! Some recipes require you to first ship a certain item before you are able to access its recipe so keep this in mind. *************************** Drama *************************** This channel is just for fun but alludes to different storyline progressions throughout the game. Itís not required that you watch this channel before those storyline events will occur though so donít worry if youíve never seen any shows or missed an episode. There are two shows that can be viewed from this channel and occur during different times of the week. The first being ďWhereís My Mommy? A Kittenís JourneyĒ which airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. This program alludes to a pet that you acquire later in spring of your first year. The second show features a terribly depressed young child entitled ďMelancholy WoodsĒ and is about the tragic story of a young boy growing up. This show airs Tuesdays and Thursdays. *************************** Anime *************************** This channel also is just for fun and similar to the drama channel, it eludes to different storyline progressions throughout the game. Again, itís not required that you watch to show to still have the events occur. There are also two shows available for viewing on this channel. The first being ďFinal Z RangersĒ which airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. This show features everyoneís favorite super team the power rangers (even though they donít come right out and say it...you know itís them!) battling an alien life form that has come to earth for unknown reasons. This show alludes to a certain event that happens during your second year of game play. The other show is my personal favorite and is entitled ďMiss Cute, Witch in TrainingĒ and airs on Saturdays and Sundays. This program features a girl sent to the human world to train so that she can become a full- fledged witch! Though she has a few blunders, she means well... After Miss Cute Witch in Training has aired its last show, a new program (during the same time and date) will replace it and itís called: Miss Cute, Witch in Super Training. This new show will still be about Miss Cute except sheís grown up some. *************************** World Ranch *************************** This is the channel for all those hoping to add ranch life to their already hectic farming schedule. Until you acquire all four blue gems and place them on the altars on your farm and break the seal you canít really do much with this channel. But once you can...the wide world of ranching really opens up to you! Viewing this channel will prompt you to three choices. The first option is to buy livestock and as youíve probably guessed allows you to purchase your very own animals. Selecting this option will have the rancher tell you exactly how many more of a certain type of animal you can still acquire for your farm. You cannot acquire more then 5 animals of any type which means you can only have 5 cows, 5 chickens and 5 sheep maximum for a total of 15 animals. However, if you are not at maximum capacity you many purchase more animals. To purchase an animal, select the type of animal you want to buy. Once youíve selected the animal the rancher will prompt you to give the animal a name. Unlike other Harvest Moons to date, you cannot name your own animals which I thought was a bit of a bummer. Thereís a list of pre-picked names for you to choose from. If you arenít fond of a certain name select it anyways but choose the ďNOĒ response to the ďdo you like this nameĒ question to bring up a new set of names. You can continue in this fashion scrolling through the different names until you find one that you like. The animal you just bought will arrive at your farm the very next day. The second option is to sell your livestock. This option allows you to sell off any animals that you no longer want. The higher the animal has in affection for you the more its worth. I do not suggest selling off your animals unless youíre in a financial bind or unless youíre completely overburdened with too many animals and are unable to take care of them all. The third and final option is to hear an explanation. Similar to the herbal gardens explanation option, here you can learn about livestock, shipping, and chickens and also about your livestockís ranks. OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOo OoOoO Tools and Their Upgrades (TLUP01) oOoOoO OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoO As with the other games, you start out your farming career with only very hard to use Iron tools. Every tool that is made from Iron as well as Dr. Hopes watering can consume lots of PP over time and only waters, chops, crushes and sickles 1 square at a time, making farming a lot of work! Each tool you acquire throughout the game can level up with a maximum of 3 levels. How you level up the tool depends on the type of tool being used! To level up an axe, you must chop up the branches that sometimes litter your farm fields; to level up your watering can you must water tilled soil and so forth. Ever wondered what those little numbers were that appear anytime you do a chore on your farm or in the caves (i.e. watering, chopping branches, breaking rocks...etc?) Each time you use a tool you gain that many experience points towards the tools next level. Letís say you watered one square of your crops with your Doctorís Watering Can, a little number 1 should have appeared above your characters head after you did the action right? Well congratulations because you just got 1 experience point towards your watering canís next level! The higher the level your tools are, the faster youíll be able to acquire experience points towards your tools next level. For another example, letís say you have just received Masamiís Watering Can, if you stand in front of your crops and briefly tap the triangle button, youíll water 3 squares at a time and a little number 3 should have appeared over your head...Youíve just acquired 3 more experience points towards your final level! But if you pressed and held the triangle button while using Masamiís Watering Can for a few second longer standing in the center of a plot of 9 crops, your character would have done a little spin and thus have watered all 9 spaces but the little number above your head wouldíve read 10. WHOOHOO! That means even though you only watered 9 squares you received 10 experience points for your trouble. So see? Acquiring higher level in your tool and receiving higher tool upgrades really makes a huge difference! To be able to use the next upgrade for your tools, you must first ďmasterĒ the previous tools level. What I mean by that is you cannot use a level 2 tool until you have two stars next to your tools name. All tools gain a maximum of 3 levels in this game. This can be seen on the menu that looks like your characters face after pressing the R1 button. It takes a certain amount of experience points in order to reach the next level of a tool. You must therefore try to use your tools as often as possible in order to be able to use higher level tool upgrades. Remember, even though you own a level 3 tool, youíll be unable to use it until youíve reached 3 levels (or three stars) with your current tool! Each time you use a tool, depending on its level will consume a set number of PP or Power Points with the highest level tools consuming the most PP in a single use. If at anytime you run out of PP you are then unable to complete any tasks, even if the task is picking up an object from the ground (as that wastes PP as well!) To restore your PP you can do one of two things, head over to either the Doctorís House or the Fishermanís Hut and step inside the shine pod there...this will restore all your PP or stand still for a half-hour (game time) and youíre PP will replenish slowly. Below Iíve listed all the tools and how to find better and more efficient upgrades as you continue through the story. *************************** Watering Cans *************************** Note: A nifty little addition in this game allows you to never water the same spot twice, thus not wasting anymore PP then you have too! Groovy! ***Doctorís Watering Can*** You begin the game with the Doctorís Watering Can that you acquire from Dr. Hope. Itís not very good and only is able to water 1 square of crops at a time. It can hold up to 25 uses of water before you have to refill it at the watering hole. You must use this watering can 500 times before itíll gain a level and become level 2. ***Masamiís Watering Can*** Masamiís Watering Can is the second watering can you get in the game. You can acquire this watering can only after youíve already reached level 2 by using the Doctors Watering Can. Once your watering can is at level 2, seek out Masami in either her house which is behind Millionís Supermarket during the day or at the bar she runs which is the building directly in front of Millionís Supermarket during the evening after 16:00pm. This watering can is very versatile as it has two functions. The first function is that if you briefly tap the triangle button while facing your crops you will water 3 squares of crops at once. The second function is that if you happen to stand in the center of a plot of 3x3 crops and hold down the triangle button for a few seconds, upon release your character will do a little spin and water all 9 spaces at once! Very convenient indeed! This watering can is able to hold 100 uses of water before you have to refill it at the watering hole. ***Monsoon Watering Can*** The Monsoon Watering is the final upgrade you can acquire to complete your watering can collection. You can acquire this after clearing the mist away from the entrance to the Giants Forest. Itís in a blue treasure box to the right of the fallen log bridge. This watering can allows you to water crops even in the winter! This can has an extensive reach and holds 9,999 uses of water before having to refill at a water hole! Legendary indeed! If you stand in front of soil you wish to water, youíll water 3 horizontal squares. If you charge this tool, youíll do a little spin and shower the ground with water in a circle that covers 25 plots of soil! However, you must have reached max level before you can actually use the can. This requires you to water with either your Doctorís Watering Can or Masamiís Watering Can 3,000 soil squares. ***Water Pistol*** Although this isnít technically an upgrade itís still a tool that can be used for watering your crops. This tool can be purchased at Millions Supermarket for. I would recommend against buying this tool as it breaks after a certain number of uses...not a very effective tool if I might add. *************************** Hoes *************************** ***Iron Hoe*** Another tool youíll receive in your first days on farming, this tool is given to you by Gayak after youíve completed the farming tutorial on his farm. This hoe can only till soil one square at a time. (This excludes barren land which you must first use earth power sand on to soften it enough to till.) You must use the Iron Hoe 200 times before itíll gain another star to become level 2. ***Masterís Hoe*** This hoe is the next hoe youíll acquire in the game and is level 2. To find this tool, you must have placed the four blue jewels on the pedestals at your farm to calm the sandstorms in the desert. Once that has been accomplished you must speak with the Hermit that lives east from the desert and north from the plains in a little tropical area. Once she clears the large branches blocking your path towards another cave you can access the third cave in the game. The Masterís Hoe is located in one of the blue treasure chests in this forestry cave. If you hold down the triangle button while standing near the front of a plot of farm land, you can charge your hoe up and upon release will till 9 squares of soil in the straight line in one blow! (This excludes barren land which you must first use earth power sand on to soften it enough to till.) You must now till 800 squares with this hoe to gain the third and final star making this a max level tool. **Enchanted Hoe** This is the final hoe youíll pick up in the game and is a max level hoe. Youíll find this hoe outside the Mermaid Tower along the left slope half buried in the sand. Itís the only chest outside the tower so you shouldnít have a problem finding it. When you stand in front of fertile soil you will hoe 3 squares in a horizontal line. If you hold down the triangle button to charge before releasing, youíll hoe a 9x9 patch! (This excludes barren land which you must first use earth power sand on to soften it enough to till.) Very nice for those wanting exact farm plots without having to count *wink* you must first have received all 3 stars to be able to use this item. As an extra bonus, when you use this tool, youíll sometimes unearth random pieces of ore! All ore found with this hoe will automatically be sent to your blue resources pod for shipment. *************************** Hammers *************************** ***Iron Hammer*** This is one of your tools that you must purchase from Millionís Supermarket and its purchase price is 650g. Just like your other iron tools, the iron hammer can only crush one small rock at a time and canít even dent a boulder! Youíll need a more advanced tool to destroy those scattered amongst your farm fields. Youíll need to use the Iron Hammer 250 times before itíll gain another star and become a level 2 tool. ***Easter Hammer*** This is the next hammer you can acquire in the game and is a level 2 hammer. To obtain this item you must progress in the storyline until you receive 4 red jewels and break the seal on your farm fields. Upon doing so, enter Easter Ruins via the entrance to the ruins through the red door. In this new area there are 4 doors that you can choose to take. Take the first door on your left (the bottom left) and continue walking along the wall until you come to a blue treasure chest. This chest contains the Easter hammer, a more powerful hammer that when charged can destroy those boulders on your fields! It will take another 500 points before this hammer will become a max level tool. **Earth Hammer** This is the final hammer youíll receive in the game and is a max level tool. You can find this hammer inside a chest once youíve reunited the 3 Nature Sprites. Once the Forest Spirit has been rejuvenated, pass through the opening in his truck to find yourself in an area with a river. The chest containing this item is along the left bank of the river. If you stand in front of soil you wish to remove (make untilled) and use this hammer, it will until 3 squares of soil in a horizontal line. If you charge up this hammer, you will clear 25 squares of soil in the area surrounding you. You must have received all 3 stars to be able to use this item. When you use this hammer, youíll notice that the earth will shake every time you pound the ground. *************************** Axes *************************** ***Iron Axe*** This is another tool that you must first purchase at Millionís Supermarket with a purchase price of 480g. As with all the axes, this axe can only chop up branches that sometimes appear on your farm. The Iron Axe can result in a variation of wood to appear upon chopping a branch. Sometimes when chopping a branch with this axe, no wood will be yielded and other times you may receive one or two stacks of wood which results in 4 or 6 experience points respectively. You must use the Iron Axe 50 times before itíll gain another star and become a level 2 tool. ***Masterís Axe*** This axe is the second youíll acquire in the game and is at level 2. To find this tool, you must have placed the four blue jewels on the altars at your farm to calm the sandstorms in the desert. Once that has been accomplished you must speak with the hermit that lives east from the desert and north from the plains in a little tropical area. Once she clears the large branches blocking your path towards another cave (this one being located next to the hot springs cave in Southwest Bank of East Lake) you can access the third cave in the game. The Masterís Axe is located in one of the blue treasure chests in this forestry cave. Unlike the Iron Axe, when using the Masterís Axe you will always receive two stacks of wood upon chopping a branch on your farm which will always yield you 6 experience points. It takes 150 more points of use before it becomes a max level tool. **Giantís Axe** This is the final axe youíll receive in the game and itís a max level tool. Once you have rejuvenated the Forest Spirit, he will clear the magic that has bound several of the chests inside the Giantís Forest. The chest containing the Giantís Axe can be located in the area were you must cross the fallen log (the beginning of the Giantís Forest.) Itíll be the only chest sealed with magic in this area. If you stand in front of a branch you wish to cut and use this axe, youíll always receive two bundles of wood. If you charge up the axe however, youíll receive GIANT wood! Make sure to use this tool at least once and ship some giant wood to complete your ďother itemsĒ list. This tool can only be used if you have max level with your axes. *************************** Sickles *************************** ***Iron Sickle*** You can acquire this tool in one of two ways. The first way will cost you no money as you can acquire this sickle for free from Franco. On the third day of spring of your first year, speak with Franco in his house thatís adjoined to your ruins home. Heíll ask you if youíre getting used to farming, to which of course you should answer YES when prompted. Heíll say thatís good to hear and he will give you this sickle for free! Yippy! The other way of obtaining this sickle is by purchasing it from Millionís Supermarket for the price of 320g. As with all the other iron tools, this sickle is only able to cut down 1 squares worth of weeds or dead plants at a time. This is also probably the slowest tool to level so try to make sure to sickle weeds to level this tool up before ordering your robot to do it for you. Youíll need to use the sickle 150 times before itíll reach level 2. ***Volcano Sickle*** This is the next upgrades for the sickle collection and is a level 2 tool. To find this tool, you must have placed the four blue jewels on the altars at your farm to calm the sandstorms in the desert. Once that has been accomplished you must speak with the hermit that lives east from the desert and north from the plains in a little tropical area. Once she clears the large branches blocking your path towards another cave you can access the third cave in the game. The Volcano Sickle is located in one of the blue treasure chests in this forestry cave. When you charge up this tool by pressing and holding the triangle button you are able to cut up to 3 squares of weeds or dead plants at once. Youíll need to use the sickle 300 times until itíll reach max level. **Flame Sickle** This is the final sickle youíll receive in the game and itís a max level tool. Youíll find this tool behind the green sealed doors (must have first found 4 green jewels and watched the unlocking of the seal on your farm first!) The sickle can be located along the spiral ramp leading into the volcano. If you stand in front of some dead plants (or weeds) and use this sickle, you will remove 2 rows of 3 horizontal squares at once. If you charge this tool before using it, youíll slash through a 9x9 area of plants/weeds. You must have reached max level in order to use this tool. *When you use this tool, charged or not, youíll see flames cut through the object youíre trying to rid yourself of.* ***Boomerang*** This nifty little tool isnít an upgrade at all but a fun addition to the game. Similar to the water pistol the boomerang can be purchased at Millions Supermarket for. I would recommend against buying this tool as it breaks after a certain number of uses...not a very effective tool if I might add. Itís used to cut down weeds and dead plants but the sickle does a much better job *************************** Fishing Pole *************************** Unlike your other tools, you donít actually get the opportunity to own your own fishing pole. So even though you donít own a rod, youíll still need to go fishing if you want to increase the poleís level. Iím sure Iíve confused you...so let me explain. First of all, donít even worry about fishing until youíve found and placed the 4 blue jewels on your farm. Once you have done this, youíll have access to the desert and the plains which is where you can now start fishing! To begin fishing youíll need to meet the Fisherman; he lives in the Heartflame Dunes which is one screen down from the desert. Enter his hut and engage him in conversation and become friends with him. After this initial conversation, you are able to fish. Anytime you wish to fish you must first seek out the Fisherman. The Fisherman moves from location to location depending on the season. - In the spring, the Fisherman will be fishing along the bank thatís east of the Hot Springs. Go down the slope to the right of the Hot Springs to find him. - In the summer, the Fisherman will be sitting along the cliff to the right of the horse pasture in the Heartflame Plains. - In the autumn, the Fisherman will be sitting along the river bank directly across the repaired bridge in the Southwest Bank of East Lake. - In winter, the Fisherman will be ice fishing on the Lake. To locate him, make your way towards the East Mushroom Forest but instead of going into the forest, use the path before it which will take you to the area with the southern constellation pedestal. From the pedestal, head northwest and youíll see him fishing around an ice hole. To begin fishing, simply speak to the Fisherman once heís in his fishing location and heíll ask you if you want to fish here. Select YES to borrow one of his fishing rods and youíll begin to fish standing directly next to him. Unlike the other Harvest Moon games there will be no indicator as to whether or not you have a fish on the line. Youíll just have to allow a few minutes to pass before reeling in your line. Sometimes youíll get a fish and sometimes you wonít; itís really all a matter of luck here folks. Youíll receive 5 points from every small fish you catch and a whopping 30 points for any large fish you haul in! Youíll need to catch at least one fish successfully if you want to complete all of the recipes in the game. To raise the fishing pole to level 2 youíll need to catch fish until youíve managed to collect 50 skill points. For the third and final level youíll need to fish until youíve collected enough skill points, 150 as a matter of fact! *************************** Animal Brush *************************** You donít need to buy this tool as you acquire it as soon as you buy your first animal. It isnít an actual item, so donít go looking for it in your bag or item box. You will use it automatically anytime you choose to brush your animals by pressing the triangle button next to them. *************************** Earth Power Sand *************************** This tool becomes available for purchase at Millionís Supermarket after the accident in the cave during the summer though you can obtain 2 pieces of it from earlier caves for free. Earth Power Sand can be used to spread on top of barren soil (soil that looks like it might have tiny stones imbedded in it) that can be found on your farm and in the Spring Festivalís cave. Unlike the majority of soil found on your farm, barren soil canít be till with your hoe making it impossible to plant seeds in it. Once sprinkled on barren ground, the soil turns into fertile soil that you can use to till with your hoe. One piece of Earth Power Sand can be used to spread on 9 squares of barren land similarly to strange moss. Earth Power Sand goes for 2000g. OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOo OoOoO Crops (CROP01) oOoOoO OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoO What is a Harvest Moon game without crops? This section of the guide will discuss the basics of farming, all the different types of crops as well as flowers, wild fruit and mushrooms! When you first begin the game Gayak will show you on a virtual farm how to begin farming. Listen to what he has to say and follow the instructions he gives you. Once you successfully complete his tutorial, youíll be brought to you farm where the real adventure begins. When you first arrive at your farm you must prove to Franco that you can indeed grow crops. Youíll have 6 days to grow and ship your first harvest, turnips! Once youíve done that, NOW you can start planting what you want, where you want and how much of what you want! Exciting isnít it? Since youíve had a whole week to get used to farming I wonít go over how to do it (since you already know) but I will point out several useful farming tips. While on your farm you might be wondering what the blue shipping pod is for. The blue shipping pod is directly next to your green shipping pod and is used to ship any ore, stones or building materials such as wood or rock from your farm. When you want to ship something in this pod, walk up to it and press the triangle button to deposit your goods into the pod for shipment. Ever wonder where your seeds went after you bought them from the store? Well in this game seeds are kept separately from you other items in a special contain in the storage area of your farm. Simply take the elevator to the storage level and then walk to the right of said elevator and slightly up screen to find this contain. Remember, you can only take out the seeds if you have a seed bag already in your inventory! Each seed bag can hold up to 100 seeds of any type of crop. But also remember; only one type of seed can occupy a seed bag at one time. Canít have those corn seeds mixing with the tomato seeds now can we? Are you harvesting a large amount and tried of individually taking one crop at a time to the shipping pod? Problem solved! Simply pick up your crop and press the O button to store it in your bag. Continue picking you crops until your bag is full then walk over to the green shipping pod and press the triangle button. Youíll be presented with a screen that will show you all the crops in your bag and the amount each crop costs. Select YES when asked to ship all your crops from your bag and Viola, easy shipping! Tired of all those weeds cluttering up your field? Donít simply throw them in your watering hole (though you can thereís nothing wrong with doing so) sickle them! The sickle is one of the slowest tools to level in the game and those weeds are an easy way to level said tool. Want to prevent storms from occurring during the summer, autumn and winter months? I know itís hard but Iím asking you to NOT completely cover your fields entirely with crops. Iíve found that leaving about 15- 10 percent of your fieldsí crop free (yes that includes flowers and herbs as well) that you can completely avoid storms! Remember, thatís any field you plan on having crops in leave about 15-10 percent unplanted and youíll avoid storms. Unplanted soil also means untilled so if you were using the land to increase the hoes level, make sure to hammer out the plots when youíre done! Unfortunately, no matter what you do, you will always have 2 storms per season. This is unavoidable and part of the game play. Leaving 10-15 percent of your fields bare will guarantee that you donít have any *additional* storms. Just to clarify, when I say 10-15% of all your fields, I donít mean 10-15% of each separate plot (i.e. each area that 4 jewel pedestals surround)...I mean 10-15% of all the fields you have currently unlocked. Any fields that are still sealed do not count towards the total of 10-15% untilled. Have you ever wanted to know just how many plots of soil there were in a given field? Below is a small list detailing exactly that! This list goes clockwise following the fields back to the start. The ďstartingĒ field is your default field in which there are no pedestals to place jewels. - First left field from starting field = 81 plots - Second left field from starting field = 81 plots - Large field above the 2 lower left fields = 300 plots - Small field inside the left large field = 64 plots - Top most field = 118 plots - Large field above the 2 lower right fields = 347 plots - Medium field inside the large right field = - Small field inside the large right field = - Second small field inside the large right field = - Second right field from starting field = 180 plots - First right field from starting field = 81 plots - Starting field = One last thing regarding crops, certain recipes can only be unlocked after youíve shipped a certain crop. Try to ship as many different crops as possible to fill out your list! *************************** A. Farm Crops *************************** ***Spring Crops*** All the crops mentioned below can be purchased at either Millionís Supermarket OR the vending machine on your farm. Turnip Seeds Purchase price = 10g Sell price = 60g - A crop that grows in the spring. - Can usually be harvested in 6 days. - Somewhat strong in storms. - Turnips are a one time crop so make sure to replant after harvesting! Asparagus Seeds Purchase price = 40g Sell price = 40g - A crop that grows in the spring. - Can usually be harvested in 6 days. - Very weak in storms, so plant with care. - Asparagus will re-grow in 3 days after they initially ripen. - Asparagus will yield only 1 vegetable per vine. Strawberry Seeds Purchase price = 20g Sell price = 10g - A crop that grows in the spring. - Can usually be harvested in 14 days. - Silm survival rate in storms. - Strawberries will re-grow every day after they initially ripen. - They will usually yield between 1-3 berries for each bush. The crops mentioned below can be purchased ONLY at Millionís Supermarket. Potato Seeds Purchase price = 8g Sell price = 50g - A crop that grows in the spring. - Can usually be harvested in 5 days. - Usually survives most storms. - Potatoes are a one time crop so make sure to replant after harvesting! Cabbage Seeds Purchase price = 30g Sell price = 200g - A crop that grows in spring. - Can usually be harvested in 10 days. - Rather strong in storms. - This crop is a one time crop so replant after harvesting! Cucumber Seeds Purchase price = 12g Sell price = 70g - A crop that grows in spring. - Can usually be harvested in 10 days. - Very weak in storms, so plant with care. - Cucumbers will re-grow in 3 days after they initially ripen. - Cucumbers will yield only 1 vegetable per vine. ***Summer Crops*** The following crops that can be purchased from Millionís Store include: Tomato Seeds Purchase price = 15g Sell price = 20g - A crop that grows in the summer. - Can usually be harvested in 6 days. - Weak in storms, so plant with care. - Tomatoes will re-grow every single day after they initially ripen. - They will usually yield between 1-2 fruits for each vine daily. *You can also purchase tomato seeds from the vending machines! Corn Seeds Purchase price = 25g Sell price = 120g - A crop that grows in the summer. - Can usually be harvested in 9 days. - Very weak in storms, so plant with care. - Corn will re-grow every 3 days after they initially ripen. - Corn will yield only 1 ear per vine. Squash Seeds Purchase price = 35g Sell price = 220g - A crop that grows in the summer. - Can usually be harvested in 9 days. - Hardy even in storms. - This is a one time crop so replant after harvesting! Onion Seeds Purchase price = 10g Sell price = 60g - A crop that grows in the summer. - Can usually be harvested in 5 days. - Will usually survive storms. - This is another one time crop so replant after harvesting! Lemon Seeds Purchase price = 30g Sell price = 80g - A crop that grows in the summer. - Can usually be harvested in 12 days. - Not hardy in storms. - Lemons will re-grow every 2 days after they initially ripen. - They will usually yield between 1-2 fruits for each vine. Watermelon Seeds Purchase price = 35g Sell price = 220g - A crop that grows in the summer. - Can usually be harvested in 10 days. - Slim survival rate in storms. - This is a one time crop so replant after harvesting! The following crops can ONLY be purchased from the vending machines on your farm! You must have obtained 4 blue jewels and set them in the pedestals to break the seal before the blue doors will open. The vending machines can be located outside the ruins and to the left. These crops include: Pineapple seeds Purchase price = 100g Sell price = 250g - A crop that grows in the summer. - Can usually be harvested in 14 days. - Very weak in storms, so plant with care. - Pineapples will re-grow 5 days after they initially ripen. - They will yield 1 pineapple per vine. Green Pea Seeds Purchase price = 18g Sell price = 20g - A crop that grows in the summer. - Can usually be harvested in 7 days. - Rather strong in storms. - Green Peas are a one time crop so replant after harvesting! - Green peas will usually yield between 2-6 pea pods per vine. Melon Seeds Purchase price = 75g Sell price = 500g - A crop that grows in the summer. - Can usually be harvested in 14 days. - Weak in storms, so plant with care. - This is a one time crop so replant after harvesting. ***Autumn Crops*** All the crops mentioned below can be purchased at either Millionís Supermarket OR the vending machine on your farm. Eggplant Seeds Purchase price = 12g Sell price = 70g - A crop that grows in the autumn. - Can usually be harvested in 6 days. - Weak in storms, so plant with care. - This is a one time crop so replant after harvesting. - Eggplants will usually yield between 1-2 vegetables per vine. Sweet Potato Seeds Purchase price = 10g Sell price = 70g - A crop that grows in the autumn. - Can usually be harvested in 5 days. - Will usually survive storms. - This is a one time crop so replant after harvesting. Green Pepper Seeds Purchase price = 15g Sell price = 50g - A crop that grows in the autumn. - Can usually be harvested in 7 days. - Weak in storms, so plant with care. - Green Peppers will re-grow 3 days after they initially ripen. - Green peppers yield between 1-2 peppers per vine. Carrot Seeds Purchase price = 18g Sell price = 120g - A crop that grows in the autumn. - Can usually be harvested in 7 days. - Hardy even in storms. - This is a one time crop so replant after harvesting. Hot Pepper Seeds Purchase price = 20g Sell price = 20g - A crop that grows in the autumn. - Can usually be harvested in 7 days. - Will usually survive storms. - Hot Peppers will re-grow 2 days after they initially ripen. - Hot Peppers yield between 2-4 peppers per vine. Tangerine Seeds Purchase price = 25g Sell price = 80g - A crop that grows in the autumn. - Can usually be harvested in 14 days. - Weak in storms, so plant with care. - Tangerineís will yield between 1-2 fruits per vine. - Tangerineís will re-grow 3 days after they initially ripen. The crop shown below can be purchased ONLY from Millionís Supermarket! Kiwi Seeds Purchase price = 30g Sell price = 80g - A crop that grow in the autumn. - Can usually be harvested in 12 days. - Weak in storms, so plant with care. - Kiwiís will re-grow 5 days after they initially ripen. - Kiwiís will yield between 1-3 fruits per vine. ***Winter Crops*** The crop mentioned below can be purchased at either Millionís Supermarket OR the vending machines on your farm. Kale Seeds Purchase price = 15g Sell price = 40g - A rare crop that can grow in the winter. - Can usually be harvested in 7 days. - Usually survives snowstorms. - This is a one time crop so replant after harvesting. *************************** B. Flowers & Herbs *************************** Not exactly a new feature to Harvest Moons fans is the ability to grow different flowers and herbs on your farm. What is different in Innocent Life is the variety of the flowers and herbs! There are many more varieties of flowers you can grow and the herbs now have names such as lavender and rosemary (unlike in magical melody where the herbs were literally called ďpurple herbĒ and ďgreen herb.Ē) Letís take a look shall we? ***Spring Flowers*** The flowers mentioned below can ONLY be purchased at Millionís Supermarket. Tulip Seeds Purchase price = 18g Sell price = 60g - A flower that blooms in spring. - Can usually be picked in 7 days. - Often destroyed in storms. - Tulips will re-grow 5 days after the initial cutting. Pansy Seeds Purchase price = 12g Sell price = 80g - A flower that blooms in spring. - Can usually be picked in 7 days. - Usually destroyed in storms. - Pansyís will re-grow 5 days after the initial cutting. The flower mentioned below can ONLY be purchased at the vending machines on your farm starting your SECOND YEAR. Hyacinth Seeds Purchase price = 18g Sell price = 60g - A flower that blooms in spring. - Can usually be picked in 7 days. - Usually destroyed in storms. - Hyacinthís will re-grow 5 days after the initial cutting. ***Summer Flowers*** Sunflower Seeds Purchase price = 10g Sell price = 70g - A flower that blooms in summer. - Can usually be picked in 8 days. - Weak in storms, so plant with care. - This is a one time flower so replant after picking! Rose Seeds Purchase price = 80g Sell price = 300g - A flower that blooms in summer. - Can usually be picked in 12 days. - Too fragile to survive any storm. - This flower re-grows every 5 days after they initially bloom. ***Autumn Flowers*** Cosmos Seeds Purchase price = 10g Sell price = 70g - A flower that blooms in autumn. - Can usually be picked in 7 days. - Usually destroyed in storms. - This is a one harvest flower so replant after picking! Catís Tail Seeds Purchase price = 6g Sell price = 20g - A flower that blooms in autumn. - Can usually be picked in 5 days. - Weak in storms, so plant with care. - Catís Tail will re-grow 1 day after they initially bloom. ***Winter Flowers*** Poinsettia Seeds Purchase price = 30g Sell price = 100g - A flower that blooms in winter. - Can usually be picked in 14 days. - Hardy even in snowstorms. - Poinsettiaís will re-grow 3 days after they initially bloom. ***Herbs*** The herbs mentioned below can be purchased at either Millionís Supermarket OR the vending machines on your farm. Lavender Seeds Purchase price = 36g Sell price = 70g - Grows from spring to autumn. - Can usually be picked in 10 days. - Weak in storms, so plant with care. - Lavender will re-grow 1 day after the initial cutting. Rosemary Seeds Purchase price = 36g Sell price = 70g - Grows from spring to autumn. - Can usually be picked in 7 days. - Slightly fragile in storms. - Rosemary will re-grow 1 day after the initial cutting. The herb mentioned below can be purchased at either Millionís Supermarket OR the vending machines on your farm starting your SECOND YEAR. Peppermint Seeds Purchase price = 24g Sell price = 50g - Grows from spring to autumn. - Can usually be picked in 7 days. - Slightly fragile in storms. - Peppermint will re-grow 1 day after the initial cutting. The herb mentioned below can ONLY be purchased at the vending machines on your farm starting your SECOND YEAR. Chamomile Seeds Purchase price = 36g Sell price = 84g - Grows from spring to autumn. - Can usually be picked in 10 days. - Exceptionally fragile in storms, so plant with care. - Chamomile will re-grow 2 days after the initial cutting. The herb mentioned below can ONLY be purchased at Millionís Supermarket starting your SECOND YEAR. Basil Seeds Purchase price = 24g Sell price = 60g - Grows from spring to autumn. - Can usually be picked in 7 days. - Slightly fragile in storms. - Basil will re-grow 2 days after the initial cutting. *************************** C. Wild Fruit *************************** Gathering wild plants comes as a second nature to true Harvest Moon alumni but there has been one large change to how you go about doing so in this game. Because of such advanced technology, people donít go harvesting wild plants anymore and if you do decide to do so you need a special pack to store your wild produce. This device is known as a scale pack and can be purchased from Millionís store for 1980g. You cannot pick up any wild fruit or mushrooms without first owning one and keeping it in your inventory when you go harvesting. The scale pack has a few restrictions to it that youíll need to keep in mind when harvesting wild plants and mushrooms. The first is that there is a weight limit built into the scale and when it reaches its limit you cannot harvest any more plants. That limit is 3000g and youíll notice that when you pick fruits and mushrooms that they too have a weight assigned to them. Keep your eye on how much weight an plant amounts too and decide if you have room to pick more! The second restriction is that there are a certain number of different plants the scale pack can hold at one time. That number is 7, which means that you can hold 7 different individual plants before the pack announces it canít hold anymore. This is regardless of weight, so if you still have room where your weight limit is concerned but have already picked up 7 different plants, youíll only be able to continue harvesting plants that are already in your pack and not additional new ones. Just like in real life, different fruits appear during different seasons and different times during the season. Below is a list of which fruits are available during which seasons and when theyíll start bearing ripened fruit for you to pick! Also, anything you pick in the wild whether it is mushroom or fruit should ALWAYS be placed in the shipping pod the day you pick it! In this futuristic world, items sell the most when theyíre received at the height of freshness. If you pick items, then leave them in your scale pack over night, they will have there sell value decrease by half! Thatís a major difference! So always try to remember to get those items out of your scale pack the same day you pick them for max sell value! Pepino Weight = 100g Sell Price = 50g - First available during the spring you can find this fruit ripening on trees in the Heartflame Desert and Dunes. - Can be harvested all year round. Papaya Weight = 200g Sell price = 800g - Grows in Mermaid Lake closest to the south mushroom forest as well as in South Mermaid Lake. - Can be harvested all year round. Banana Weight = 300g Sell price = 60g - Grows near the hermitís hut along East Mermaid Lake and in Mermaid Lake itself along the northern shores. - Can be harvested all year round. Cacao Weight = 25g Sell price = 60g - Grows only in South Mermaid Lake. - Can be harvested all year round. Rambutan Weight = 25g Sell price = 25g - Grows near the hermitís hut along East Mermaid Lake and in Mermaid Lake itself along the Northeastern banks. - Can be harvested all year round. Fig Weight = 50g Sell price = 150g - Grows in the Southwest Bank of East Lake in front of the Hot Springs and Heartflame Desert. - Bears fruit around the 15th of summer and can be harvested through autumn. Mock Strawberry Weight = 25g Sell price = 25g - This widely popular fruit grows just about everywhere! Look for it in places such as, in front of the Ruins, Southeast Bank of East Lake, Southwest Bank of East Lake, Heartflame Desert and Heartflame Dunes. - Bears fruit around the 15th of summer and can only be harvested during the summer. Peach Weight = 100g Sell price = 300g - Grows at the entrance to the cave that was previously blocked by tree roots and along the roadside of North Heartflame Plains. - Bears fruit around the 15th of summer and can only be harvested during the summer. Blueberry Weight = 25g Sell price = 150g - Grows at the entrance to the cave that was previously blocked by tree roots and in East Lake. - Bears fruit around the 22nd of summer and can only be harvested during the summer. Pawpaw Weight = 100g Sell price = 20g - Grows in the Southeast Bank of East Lake, East Lake itself and the Southwest Bank of East Lake. - Bears fruit around the 3rd of autumn and can only be harvested during the autumn. Chestnut Weight = 50g Sell price = 50g - Grows in the Southeast Bank of East Lake. - Bears fruit around the 8th of autumn and can only be harvested during the autumn. Olive Weight = 25g Sell price = 125g - Grows in the Southwest Bank of East Lake & North Heartflame Plains. - Bears fruit around the 8th of autumn and can only be harvested during the autumn. Apple Weight = 100g Sell price = 150g - Grows in the Southeast Bank of East Lake and the Valley in between the ruins and the South Heartflame cave entrance. - Bears fruit around the 8th of autumn and can only be harvested during the autumn. Persimmon Weight = 50g Sell price = 60g - Grows right outside the entrance to the Easter Ruins and along the path the leads to town. - Bears fruit around the 15th of autumn and can only be harvested during the autumn. Lily Bell Weight = 100g Sell Price = 90g - Grows along the path leading into town along the path leading to East Lake and along the roadside of North Heartflame Plains. - Can be harvested starting the 21st of winter through spring. Lily Weight = 100g Sell price = 400g - Grows all around the Hot Springs, Heartflame Desert and Heartflame Dunes areas starting your SECOND YEAR in the spring. *************************** D. Wild Mushrooms *************************** Gathering mushrooms is exactly like gathering wild plants. Because of this, youíll need to get yourself a scale pack and can be purchased from Millionís store for 1980g. You only need one scale pack to be able to pick up both wild fruits and mushrooms. Remember, you cannot pick up any wild fruit or mushrooms without first owning one and keeping it in your bag when you go harvesting. Also, anything you pick in the wild whether it is mushroom or fruit should ALWAYS be placed in the shipping pod the day you pick it! In this futuristic world, items sell the most when theyíre received at the height of freshness. If you pick items, then leave them in your scale pack over night, they will have there sell value decrease by half! Thatís a major difference! So always try to remember to get those items out of your scale pack the same day you pick them for max sell value! Fly Agaric Weight = 50g Sell price = 2g - Grows in the East Mushroom Forest during the spring and summer. Shimeji Weight = 50g Sell price = 40g - Grows in the South Mushroom Forest all year round. - Grows in the East Mushroom Forest during the autumn. Purple Shimeji Weight = 50g Sell price = 5g - Grows in the South Mushroom Forest all year round. - Grows in the East Mushroom Forest during autumn. Wood Ear Weight = 25g Sell price = 20g - Grows in the South Mushroom Forest all year round. White Wood Ear Weight = 25g Sell price = 25g - Grows in the South Mushroom Forest all year round. Enoki Weight = 50g Sell price = 15g - Grows in the South Mushroom Forest all year round. - Grows in the East Mushroom Forest during autumn and winter. Porcini Weight = 50g Sell price = 45g - Grows in the East Mushroom Forest during the autumn. *Matsutake Weight = 50g Sell Price = 500g - Grows in front of the cave that was previously blocked by branches. * These mushrooms appear in the middle of autumn. OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOo OoOoO Mining & Jewels (MNJW01) oOoOoO OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoO Mining works a little bit different from previous Harvest Moon games. Firstly, you donít need to bring your hoe for any mining that you do so leave it on the farm. Secondly, youíll definitely need to bring your hammer since thatís the tool thatís used exclusively for mining anything. Mining can only be done in caves and in the Easter ruins. If you break any small stones on your farm they will ALWAYS ONLY leave you with bars of stone to ship...they will never contain ore or colored stones. Any ore that you find in the caves is used solely for selling as tools level up a bit differently in this game. Mining is very simple; all you need to do is stand facing a small rock and use your hammer on it. Sometimes when you break a rock nothing will happen, but other times a stone will appear. Stones can vary in size and effect, but regardless they all are very useful! Smaller stones will give you a smaller effect then a larger stone will. *************************** A. Stones and their Uses *************************** There are two ways you can use the stones that you find in the caves. The first way is to simply use them immediately after picking it up. The game will ask you if you want to use the power of the stone now. You can either say yes or no. If you say yes, the power of the stone will be released and you will gain an effect as long as you stay in the cave. If you say no the game will then ask you if you want to put the stone in your bag. You can either say yes or no to this choice as well. Saying no will result in you throwing the stone away making it unable to be used. However, if you say yes the stone will go into your bag for you to use at a later date or to sell after leaving the cave. Be warned though that upon leaving the cave, all stones (excluding jewels) that are in your bag will turn into plain ore and will be sold for 10g as opposed to the plain ore you sometimes find when you crush a stone which is 20g. There is no listing for crimson, azure, ochre stones etc. in your items shipped list so donít worry when you notice they arenít listed there. The other object that you could find while smashing rocks in the caves is ore. There are only a few types of ore and they will always go immediately into your bag. These ores are purely for selling purposes. *************************** B. Setting Stones *************************** If you do decide to put the stone into your bag youíll have the option to ďsetĒ the stone into a slot on one of your tools. You can only set the stones into tools that youíre currently carrying with you. You cannot bring the stones home with you because, remember, any stones that youíre carrying with you turn into plain ore upon exiting the cave. To set a stone, select the stone first and then press triangle to ďsetĒ it into a tool. Youíll then be prompted to select which tool you would like the have the stone set in. You can scroll through your list of tools using the analog stick or the directional pad on your controller. Once youíve selected the tool pres triangle once again and youíre done! Once the stone has been set in the tool, youíll notice that there is a number next to the stones bar indicating how many uses the stoneís effect will have. Small stones have a use of 25 while larger stones have a use of 50. Each time you use your tool with a stone attached to it the countdown will begin on how many more uses the stones power will affect the tool. Additionally, you can only set the size of the stone into an appropriately leveled tool. Also, you can set multiple stones in the same tool of appropriate level. For example, you can only set a small sized stone into a level 1 tool while if you have a level 3 tool, you can set both a small and large stone plus a jewel if you wanted! You can even set multiple different colored stones into the same tool. Try different things and youíll receive different results! Setting yellow stones into your tool allows your tools to gain extra SP or skill points when that tool is used. Or in other words, having a yellow stone set in your tool allows you to gain tool levels faster then not having one set! Youíll definitely want to set yellow stones into your tools as often as possible to gain max levels! Setting red stones may cause you to retain you PP when using a tool. In other words, if you use a tool with a red stone in it, sometimes youíll be able to use the tool without wasting PP. Setting a blue stone to your tools causes the ground where you just used that tool to be watered as well. *************************** C. The Wonder of Jewels *************************** Jewels on the other hand only come from the various treasure chests scattered throughout the caves. The treasure chests are large and blue in color so you canít miss them. Jewels in this game are crucial to progressing in the story line and unlocking more caves to explore as well as unlocking more plots of land on your farm! Always open a treasure chest because youíll never know what youíll find. Aside from their power to unlock new fields for your farm you can also ďsetĒ these jewels into your tools. This process is exactly the same as setting a stone into your tools (see above) with one big draw back. Just like setting a stone into your tool, there is a certain amount of uses before the extra added effect will expire. For jewels, there is a 99 use count down and after all the uses have been spent, youíre jewel is gone forever. I do not recommend using your jewels to set in your tools but I put the option in here for completions sake. To progress in the main story line, youíll want to be placing any jewels you find into those golden looking pedestals around your farm to ďunlockĒ a field and break that colors seal. You can only break a seal when you have 4 of the same jewel color. Once you have 4 jewels of the same color, you must then place them in a square pattern that surrounds one of the many ďplotsĒ on your farm. When you do this, youíll receive a message stating that the jewels have begun to glow. Visit your farm the following day to watch the plot you selected unlock, allowing you to now till the soil there! You may pick whichever plot you want to farm on, from the smallest to the largest plot, the choice is completely yours. Youíll notice that when you approach a pedestal to set a jewel onto it, youíll be given the option to place a jewel. If you have more than one jewel of another color in your pack, and you inspect the pedestal once more, youíll be given two more choices; one to replace with a different color jewel and the other to remove the current jewel. You may set, swap and remove jewels as many times as you like without penalty. When youíre ready to unlock a field officially, place 4 of the same color jewel on the fields surrounding pedestals and they will become bound to that field. It is at this point where you can no longer remove or swap the jewels you have placed for about a month. So choose which plots you unlock carefully! Each colored jewel represents a different ďeffectĒ on the land you unlock. For instance, when you place 4 red jewels to unlock a field, the ďeffectĒ the red jewels will have on the land is that they will require you to water more frequently (because the color red in the game represents fire.) Crops planted in a blue jeweled field however, will retain water for about a week (without the use of strange moss!) because the blue color in the game represents water. Youíll want to take into consideration which jewels you place in which fields based on the effects they will leave. The effects of the jewels last only as long as there are 4 identically colored jewels surrounding a plot. There is no effect if there are any less they 4 identical jewels or if there are 4 different colored jewels surrounding the plot (ie. 2 red jewels and 2 blue jewels do not grant the field any effect.) Because of this, there can be no ďstackedĒ effects from different colored jewels surrounding the same plot. After a while (during the first week of autumn in your first year for those of you using my guide) youíll begin to notice that the pedestals that contain 4 identical jewels have started ďfloating.Ē When the pedestals rise out of the ground like this, you can decide whether or not youíd like to replace them with another set of jewels. You donít have to replace them, but itís only now that they are floating that you can do so. So if youíd like the larger plot where you placed your yellow jewels last time to now hold blue jewels...this it the time to do it. You may only replace jewels on pedestals that float, you cannot just remove them. Once a pedestal starts floating, it will continue to do so for the remainder of the game. Any effects that go along with a set of 4 jewels will start the following day on the new plot. ************************************** D. List of Stones, Ores & Jewels ************************************** Ochre Stone - A piece of glowing yellow stone. Use it when you find it and your toolís SP will increase in rare cases. Leave the cave without setting it in a socket and it will turn into Plain Ore. Sell Price = 10g Crimson Stone - A piece of red glowing stone. Use it when you find it and your PP will be refilled by little. Leave the cave without setting it in a socket and it will turn into Plain Ore. Sell Price = 10g Azure Stone - A piece of glowing blue stone. Use it when you find it and you will be able to pick up pieces on that level without using PP. Leave without setting it in a socket and it will turn into Plain Ore. Sell Price = 10g Plain Ore - You canít tell where it comes from, but it appears to be a kind of ore. Ship it using the blue Shipping Pod. This is the cheapest type of ore found in all caves. Sell Price = 10g Volcano Ore - A reddish Ore sometimes found in volcanic regions. Ship it using the blue Shipping Pod. First discovered upon unlocking the very first mine with the Grain family key. Sell Price = 40g Easter Ore - A very light and hard variety of ore sometimes found in the Easter Ruins. Ship it using the blue Shipping Pod. First discovered in the cave next to the hot springs after the bridge is completed in Summer. Sell price = 30g Yellow Jewel - A brilliant shining crystal. Fields surrounded by the power of this jewel will mature faster and retain water for one extra day. You can take it outside the cave without setting it in a socket. Blue Jewel - A brilliant shining crystal. Fields surrounded by the power of this jewel will retain water for 6 extra days. You can take it outside the cave without setting it in a socket. Red Jewel - A brilliant shining crystal. Fields surrounded by the power of this jewel will mature faster, but will also dry up more quickly. You can take it outside the cave without setting it in a socket. Crops planted in these fields will need to be watered daily (even if youíve used strange moss!) Purple Jewel - A brilliant shining jewel filled with spirit power. Fields surrounded by the power of the jewel will mature faster and retain water for 4 extra days. Crops will also sell for higher than usual. Orange Jewel - A mysterious shining jewel filled with spirit power. Fields surrounded by the power of this jewel will mature faster very quickly. However, water retention is the same as usual, so donít forget to water. Green Jewel - A mysterious shining jewel filled with spirit power. Fields surrounded by the power of the jewel will mature faster and retain water for 6 extra days. Crops will also sell for more than usual. OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOo OoOoO Cooking & Recipes (REC01) oOoOoO OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoO The Harvest Moon genre has been collecting recipes and cooking them in your kitchen for a long time. Though in the past, you had to first make sure you had all the proper ingredients either in your fridge or in your rucksack before being able to successfully create a dish. Not anymore! In this game your fridge is a never ending abyss of fully stocked ingredients so you are never lacking components to make those yummy dishes! There are still some recipes that require you to gather ingredients, but once you do...youíll never have to gather that produce ever again if you so choose. The only requirement on your part is to first learn the skills needed to cook said dishes. You can learn how to make new dishes by simply watching the ďCooking LifeĒ show on your TV every week (there are 10 episodes in all) and BAM, you magically know how to cook! ^_^ Of course, you wonít make the dish perfectly at first but after a few attempts youíll be cooking like the pros. Below Iíve listed all the recipes you can learn to make from the cooking show, any requirements you need before making the dish as well as which cooking skill these recipes use. So letís get in that kitchen, strap on your ďkiss the cookĒ apron and start cooking! Note: If I have not mentioned any requirements underneath a certain recipe, then you can make this recipe as soon as you acquire the skill! The majority of recipes will be this way but may take a few times show up during the actual cooking process. Donít get discouraged and keep cooking until you receive it! ************************* Cooking Life - Part 1 Skill: Drinks ************************* **Dish type: Tea** Yucky Tea Regular Tea Apple Tea Milky Tea **Dish type: Coffee** Icky Coffee Coffee Cafťí au Lait Vienna Coffee **Dish type: Herbal Tea** Nasty Herbal Tea Chamomile Tea Lavender Tea Mint Tea ************************** Cooking Life - Part 2 Skill: Cutting ************************** **Dish type: Salad** Gross Salad Italian Salad *Fresh Salad ~You must first ship a mayonnaise! Cabbage Salad *Tomato Salad ~This recipe can only be made during the summer season! **Dish type: Fruit Dessert** Miserable Fruit Dessert Fruit Dessert Fruit with Yogurt Sauce *Fresh Papaya ~You must first ship a papaya fruit! *Tropical Cocktail ~This recipe can only be made during the summer season! ***************************** Cooking Life - Part 3 Skill: Cutting [Advanced] ***************************** **Dish type: Sushi** *Sushi Plate ~Must catch at least 1 fish before this recipe can be made! *Sushi Masterís Plate ~Must catch at least 1 fish before this recipe can be made! **Dish Type: Sandwich** Normal Sandwich Yummy Sandwich BLT Sandwich Fruit Sandwich ************************** Cooking Life - Part 4 Skill: Boiling ************************** **Dish type: Stew** Instant Stew Beef Stew Chunky Stew Beef Stew with Wine **Dish type: Curry and Rice** Instant Curry Curry Rice (Mild) Curry Rice (Medium) Curry Rice (Spicy) ************************* Cooking Life - Part 5 Skill: Cutting Drinks ************************* **Dish type: Vegetable Juice** Leftover Green Vegetable Juice Leftover Red Vegetable Juice Mixed Vegetable Juice Red Vegetable Juice Green Vegetable Juice *Tomato Juice ~This recipe can only be made during the summer season! **Dish type: Fruit Juice** Fresh Juice Yogurt Smoothie Soy Milk Mix **Dish type: Kale Juice** *Kale Juice ~You must first ship a Kale! ***************************** Cooking Life - Part 6 Skill: Boiling [Advanced] ***************************** **Dish type: Boiled Fish** *Fishy Boiled Fish ~Must catch at least 1 fish before this recipe can be made! *Boiled Fish ~Must catch at least 1 fish before this recipe can be made! *Tasty Boiled Fish ~Must catch at least 1 fish before this recipe can be made! *Boiled Flounder ~Must catch at least 1 fish before this recipe can be made! **Dish type: Boiled Vegetables** Instant Meat and Potatoes Meat and Potatoes Boiled Chicken and Taro Boiled Vegetables **Dish type: Pot-au-feu** Instant Pot-au-feu Pot-au-feu Chicken Pot-au-feu Cabbage Roll Pot-au-feu **Dish type: Spaghetti** Overcooked Spaghetti Instant Meat Sauce Spaghetti with Meat Sauce Garlic Spaghetti Spaghetti Carbonara *Spaghetti with Eggplant ~You must first ship an eggplant! ************************** Cooking Life - Part 7 Skill: Grilling ************************** **Dish type: Omelet** Clumsy Omelet Omelet Cheese Omelet Potato and Bacon Omelet Fluffy Plain Omelet **Dish type: Salisbury Steak** Beginnerís Salisbury Steak Burnt Salisbury Steak Salisbury Steak Healthy Salisbury Steak *Mushroom Salisbury Steak ~You must first ship some mushrooms (the kind doesnít matter) **************************** Cooking Life - Part 8 Skill: Grilling Advanced **************************** **Dish type: Grilled Fish** *Burnt Fish ~Must catch at least 1 fish before this recipe can be made! *Grilled Fish ~Must catch at least 1 fish before this recipe can be made! *Perfectly Grilled Fish ~Must catch at least 1 fish before this recipe can be made! *Salt Grilled Fish ~Must catch at least 1 fish before this recipe can be made! **Dish type: Steak** Tasteless Overcooked Steak Steak Plain Grilled Steak Garlic Steak **************************** Cooking Life - Part 9 Skill: Over Baked Dishes **************************** **Dish type: Roast Beef** Plain Roast Beef Roast Beef Roast beef with Herbs Roast Beef with Teriyaki **Dish type: Macaroni and Cheese** Instant Macaroni and Cheese Lumpy Macaroni and Cheese Bacon Macaroni and Cheese Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese Shrimp Macaroni and Cheese **Dish type: Pizza** Frozen Pizza Pepperoni Pizza Four Cheese Pizza **************************** Cooking Life - Part 10 Skill: Oven Baked Treats **************************** **Dish type: Bread** Instant Bread Fresh Baked Bread Fresh Baked Raisin Bread Walnut & Almond Bread **Dish type: Cake** Mediocre Cake Shortcake Fruit Tart *Chocolate Special ~You must first attend the Christmas party! *Flower Special ~You must first attend the Christmas party! OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOo OoOoO Your Helper Robot (HLPRO01) oOoOoO OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoO One of the newest additions to this game is the replacement of the harvest sprite helpers with a singular robot helper. And this guy can do it all, water your crops, weed your fields and collect resources for you! Your helper robot comes into your service during the main story so you donít have to worry about missing him. Youíll first see your robot after your first week on the farm as you and Moonlight proceed to visit the doctors. At this point in the game heíll be in disrepair and will need sometime before heís once again operational. On spring 35th, when you go to Dr. Hopeís for your weekly maintenance, your robot will be up and running and raring to go! One you get him home, heíll spend his first day scanning your farm and will be unavailable to give commands to until the next day. If you inspect your R1 menu, you should notice a brand new icon that is a spitting image of Forte. All of the commands you can give Forte can be accessed from this icon. He starts off with 4 basic chores he can accomplish. **Basic Chores** The first chore is to remove any garbage on your fields. Selecting this command will allow Forte to remove any unnecessary items such as dog poop and dead plants (when the seasons change.) The second chore allows Forte to water your crops for you. He has a set number of squares he will water in a day and itís not as much as youíd think. Still, if you have a small farm it should be enough to youíre your needs. However, if Forte waters your crops, you do not gain any experience for your watering can. Until you reach level 3 with your watering can I highly suggest keeping this command turned off. The third chore will allow Forte to collect any materials that are in your fields and will automatically ship them for you. Anytime you chop a branch or break a stone, you have a chance that either a stone bar or a wood pile will be left behind. If you have this chore selected, you do not need to pick up the pieces left behind as Forte will do it for you. He will only collect the resources; he will not chop branches or break any stones for you. The fourth chore will allow Forte to prepare the soil on your farm. This chore ďcanĒ be useful if youíre already maxed out with your tools. Forte will pick up any stray items laying about your fields. He will collect any weeds, small rocks, dog poop, and dead plants for you. He simply removes these items and does not ship anything, so you lose the opportunity to smash the rocks yourself if you have this option selected. There is no limit to how many chores you can command Forte to accomplish. You may choose to have all 4 chores selected, or you may only want one or two, or you may not want any at all! Itís totally up to you and your style of game play. During the end of the summer season, youíll have an event when you go to Dr. Hopeís on Sunday, where he will mention that there was a coolent leak inside the cave that held the Spring Festival. The coolent has flooded the cave with fumes that no human can stand for very long. You are then instructed to clear the fumes out from the cave with herbs. Depending on which herbs you choose to plant, you will have to wait around 7-10 days until the air is clear of fumes. After the fumes have dissipated, youíll be greeted by Marco (whoís coolent it was that leaked) standing outside the cave. He apologizes for the leak and offers to upgrade your helper robot for you. The upgrades he plans on installing will be complete the very next day. You should receive this event during the first week of autumn. The day after Marco upgrades Forte, take a look at his new menu by scrolling over on screen (after selecting his icon on your menu screen first) and you should see an entire new listing of things he can now do! However, be careful when picking which upgrade you want as itís a one time deal and once picked your choice cannot be changed for the rest of the day! In addition, all of the upgrades affect YOU and not your helper robot, whereas all of Fortes chores affect only HIM. There are four options that you can upgrade and all are good candidates...pick whichever you feel fits best with your play style! Youíll undergo the effect of whatever you picked for an entire day starting. However, the day after youíve used the effect, the upgrade you picked the previous day will be temporarily undergoing maintenance and unusable for up to 4 days (depending on the skill) so youíll have to pick another upgrade if you want to gain the added effects from it. You can choose to use these upgrades as you see fit or not at all. You can have only one upgrade in use at a time but there is no limit to how many chores you can have set in conjunction! So, you can have any mixture of chores and an upgrade at your disposal. **Upgrades** The first upgrade is entitled ďCarryĒ and will prevent the player from getting tired from simple farm work...So whatís considered simple farm work? Anything that you can do on your farm such as watering crops, tilling soil, breaking branches etc. However, while smashing small rocks on your farm counts as a farm work, breaking any small rocks in caves does not. Carry will undergo maintenance for 1 full day after use. The second upgrade is called ďQuickĒ and will help you regain your PP faster than normal. If you find yourself running out of energy quickly during the day, this may be a good choice for you! Quick will undergo maintenance for 2 full days after use. The third upgrade is known as ďPowerĒ and will prevent the player from getting tired from ANY kind of work, on the farm or otherwise. Power will undergo maintenance for 3 full days after use. The fourth upgrade is listed as ďChargeĒ and when selected, will double the amount of PP the player has! If you experience energy problems during the day and Quick is undergoing maintenance, this is a good second choice. Quick will undergo maintenance for 4 full days after use. OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOo OoOoO Farm Animals (FMAN01) oOoOoO OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoO What would a farm be without animals?! Well Iím glad you asked that question because in this section Iím going to tell you everything I know about farm animals. First and foremost, you cannot keep any animals on your farm before you have obtained and placed the 4 blue jewels on the altars at your farm. Once youíve meet this requirement you may now begin purchasing animals! ***Chickens*** If you want to buy a chicken you must first obtain a cluck-o-matic. To find one of these items, speak with Jonathon at the ranch. He can usually be found in the barn, is wearing a pink shirt and has an afro. He is proud that you broke the seal on the farm and sends you a cluck-o- matic the very next day after you speak with him! This machine will appear in the chicken area of your storage area. To place an order for a chicken, watch the world ranch channel on your TV and select the Buy livestock option. Chickens cost 500g and will appear in your chicken area of the ruins the next day. Chickens will lay eggs daily at 50g per egg but if you turn that egg into mayonnaise it can be sold for 200g per mayo! You must however convert the egg into mayo yourself as well as remember to ship it yourself. After receiving the cluck-o-matic you can now start purchasing chickens. You only need to ever buy one chicken since you can incubate that chickens eggs to hatch your own baby chicks! Simply pick up an egg off of the conveyer belt and place it in the round incubator thatís next to the hay on the floor (itís in the lower right corner of the chicken area). It takes 3 days for your egg to hatch and become a chick. You must name you chick before it hatches in the same manner you did when you first bought your chicken. Unlike other Harvest Moons to date, you cannot name your own animals which I thought was a bit of a bummer. Thereís a list of pre-picked names for you to choose from. If you arenít fond of a certain name select it anyways but choose the ďNOĒ response to the ďdo you like this nameĒ question to bring up a new set of names. You can continue in this fashion scrolling through the different names until you find one that you like. The animal you just bought will arrive at your farm the very next day. Chickens do not need to be fed or given water to but to help increase their happiness make sure to brush them everyday. Wondering where your chickens are? If you walk to the upper left of this room you will see a blue door; this door leads to an outside grazing area. To brush you animals stand next to the animal you want to brush and press the triangle button. A heart will appear above the animal you brushed causing their affection for you to increase. Animals with a higher affection will produce higher priced goods and sell for a higher price. You donít need to worry about shipping your eggs as they will be automatically shipped everyday for you. The only time you should worry about shipping something would be if you wanted to make mayonnaise in which case you need to manually pick up and egg, face the mayonnaise maker (which is directly next to your conveyer belt on the left) and throw in egg in. A bottle of mayo will come popping back out! Donít forget that you will still need to throw the mayo into the shipping pod yourself as this does not get automatically shipped. ***Sheep*** If you want to buy a sheep you must first obtain a cluck-o-matic and own a chicken. Then you must obtain a Baa-o-matic from Jonathon who is usually be found in the barn and is wearing a pink shirt. This machine will appear in the sheep area of your storage area. To place an order for a sheep, watch the world ranch channel on your TV and select the Buy livestock option. Sheep cost 1500g and will appear in your sheep area of the ruins the next day. Sheep will grow wool which will be sheared every Friday evening and will sell for 800g per pelt. All wool will be automatically shipped for you. Unlike other Harvest Moons to date, you cannot name your own animals which I thought was a bit of a bummer. Thereís a list of pre-picked names for you to choose from. If you arenít fond of a certain name select it anyways but choose the ďNOĒ response to the ďdo you like this nameĒ question to bring up a new set of names. You can continue in this fashion scrolling through the different names until you find one that you like. The animal you just bought will arrive at your farm the very next day. Sheep cannot be breed or impregnated so if you want any more sheep youíll have to continue to purchase them from the TV. Sheep do not need to be fed or given water to but to help increase their happiness make sure to brush them everyday. To brush you animals stand next to the animal you want to brush and press the triangle button. A heart will appear above the animal you brushed causing their affection for you to increase. Animals with a higher affection will produce higher priced goods and sell for a higher price. You donít need to worry about shearing your sheep by hand. Sheep will be automatically sheared every Friday at 17:30pm. However, your sheep will need to wait one week after purchase to develop wool to ship before they can be sheared. You cannot breed sheep on your farm and must continue to buy more sheep if you want to raise additional livestock. You can view a neat event every Friday evening if you wish. Make sure youíre inside the sheep area when the clock reads 17:30. During this time you get to watch the shearing of the sheep! They start out fuzzy, go through the shearing machine and come out smooth as a babyís bottom. Itís a little bonus for you for being in the right place at the right time :) You obviously must have sheep to view this event! ***Cows*** If you want to buy a cow you must first obtain a cluck-o-matic and own a chicken as well as owning a baa-o-matic and owning a sheep. Then you must obtain a Moo-o-matic from Jonathon who is usually be found in the barn and is wearing a pink shirt. This machine will appear in the cow area of your storage area. To place an order for a cow, watch the world ranch channel on your TV and select the Buy livestock option. Sheep cost 3500g and will appear in your cow area of the ruins the next day. Cows will give milk daily which will sell for 150g per can of milk. You can turn that milk into cheese which will sell for 250g per cheese block. You must remember to convert any milk into cheese yourself and remember to ship it yourself. There are two different types of cows you can choose from: Holsteins or Jersey. Holsteins are black & white cows while the Jersey cows are brown colored. Regardless of type, all the cows you purchase are female. Cows cannot be breed or impregnated so if you want any more cows youíll have to continue to purchase them from the TV. Unlike other Harvest Moons to date, you cannot name your own animals which I thought was a bit of a bummer. Thereís a list of pre-picked names for you to choose from. If you arenít fond of a certain name select it anyways but choose the ďNOĒ response to the ďdo you like this nameĒ question to bring up a new set of names. You can continue in this fashion scrolling through the different names until you find one that you like. The animal you just bought will arrive at your farm the very next day. Cows do not need to be fed or given water to but to help increase their happiness make sure to brush them everyday. Wondering where your cows are? If you walk to the upper left of this room you will see a blue door; this door leads to an outside grazing area. To brush you animals stand next to the animal you want to brush and press the triangle button. A heart will appear above the animal you brushed causing their affection for you to increase. Animals with a higher affection will produce higher priced goods and sell for a higher price. You donít need to worry about shipping the milk that your cattle produce yourself as they will be automatically shipped everyday for you. The only time you should worry about shipping something would be if you wanted to make cheese in which case you need to manually pick up some milk, face the cheese maker (which is directly next to your conveyer belt on the right side) and throw in the milk. A slab of cheese will come popping back out! Donít forget that you will still need to throw the cheese into the shipping pod yourself as this does not get automatically shipped. ***Horses*** You canít own a horse in this game but you can still ride them however! Once you have obtained a cluck-o-matic, Baa-o-matic and Moo-o-matic speak with Jonathon again until he mentions the wild horses. He thinks he remembers something about the fisherman knowing how to blow a certain tune by whistling that will allow you to jump on a wild horses back and ride it! If you speak to the fisherman he will ask you if you want to learn how to whistle, say YES to learn! After learning the special tune, approach a wild horse that is running on the plains (only the large brown ones work as the small grey one canít support your weight) and press the triangle button. You will then jump on the horses back and ride around in a circle. Time does not elapse while riding the horse. You however cannot control the direction of the horse and you can only ride in a circle...its kinda lame actually but when you think about it, you do have a ridiculously amazing buggy that moves pretty darn fast! ***Second Year Ranching*** When you tune into this channel during your second year playing, youíll hear an announcement of a special livestock sale. Youíll then be prompted to listen to the explanation section for more details. Under the ďhear explanationĒ section select the topic entitled ďAbout  LivestockĒ itíll be the last selection before the cancel option. Apparently the ranchers have been trying to create an animal that you can own in which you give only little attention too and itíll still thrive! Of course, they mention that it ďalmostĒ succeeded which means the effect is temporary. From now on, when you purchase any livestock from the TV youíll be given an option of ďnormalĒ animals (which will cost the default price) or one of these ďspecialĒ animals which will vary in price but generally are expensive. Give attention to these special animals and their happiness will go up faster than normal animals! Use motherís touch in conjunction with your regular brush and even more happiness will occur. However, since these animals are still in beta testing, the increased happiness effect wears off in a certain number of days. The number of days is random and will vary daily, so check the ranch channel often! These animals are only beneficial to those looking to make a profit in selling off their livestock. For those of you that simply want to own livestock and could care less if you sold them, then buy the ďnormalĒ animals and save yourself some money. OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOo OoOoO Libertaís Dictionary (LIBD01) oOoOoO OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoO This dictionary is given to you the first time you speak with Liberta, the owner of the winery, at the town hall. When you first inspect the dictionary, youíll notice that all but a few words are missing. By completing certain objectives, youíll be able to unlock more words thus filling the dictionary. After youíve completed these objectives, make sure to speak with Liberta once again, and heíll update your dictionary. Liberta doesnít seem to occupy the Town Hall during the weekends, nor in inclement weather (such as rain or snow.) If youíre looking for Liberta on the weekend, he can be found inside the Inn in Masamiís haiku class. Note: You do not need to carry around the dictionary with you when you complete the objectives but you do need to have it when you speak with Liberta to have it updated! ************************ Objective 1 - Default ************************ - Youíll begin with these words already in your dictionary: Adventure Black truffle Art Bride Banana Cabbage Chicken Cake Dish Cherry Tree ************** Objective 2 ************** - Ship every spring crop! (There are 6 spring crops) *Strawberry *Turnip *Potato *Cabbage *Cucumber *Asparagus Youíll receive these words for completing this objective: Ear Epoch-making Fall Fishing Giant Harvest Hope Ice Invention Jack Frost ************** Objective 3 ************** - Ship every summer crop! (There are 9 summer crops) *Pineapple *Watermelon *Melon *Tomato *Corn *Squash *Onion *Green Pea *Lemon Youíll receive these words for completing this objective: Key Lazy Lifework Map Mist Night Olive Pandoraís Box Pillow Pocket ************** Objective 4 ************** - Inspect the pedestals of all 6 of Moonlights Artwork scattered around the island *Rainbow Serpent - located directly south of the ruins. If youíve entered south Heartflame cave youíve gone too far. Look for the multi colored railing along the top end of your screen. The pedestal is in front of the red portion. *Here and There - located just past the south Heartflame cave on the town exit. Immediately after exiting the cave, youíll be on an earthen road lined with trees. Walk along the lower half of the road right up against the trees while moving towards the paved road. You should slip into a small grassy area, when you do continue directly south; the pedestal is right in front of you. (Sometimes the doctorís cat likes to hang out here, try moving past her to go south if sheís in your way.) If youíve hit the townís main road youíve missed this slightly hidden area. *Whispering Trees - located past the swinging bridge next to a bunch of trees that have telephones attached to them. After crossing the bridge, and entering the next area, walk directly east (or stick to the right hand side of your screen) and you should eventually come to an area where trees have phones on them. The pedestal is in the center of this tree grove. *Southern Constellation - located in East Lake. Continue from the whispering trees pedestal (see above reference) to the right. There will be two paths, one leading to the mushroom forest and the other leading down a hill. Take this second path and youíll be in East Lake. The pedestal is directly north of you. *Desert Moon - located in the Heartflame Dunes. Take the raft or buggy and head into the cave thatís next to the hot springs. Once in the cave continue to the east (or right hand side of the screen) and into the next area. Continue east here and make sure to go through the yellow door (must have broken the seal first!) and enter the desert. You must also have the blue seal broken to get past the sandstorm. Once outside the cave, head south into the Heartflame dunes. Once here, (you should see the fishermanís tent to your right) continue directly south and you should see a large moon in the sand. The pedestal is directly south of the moon. *Waltz - located in the Heartflame Plains. Take the raft or buggy and head into the cave thatís next to the hot springs. Once in the cave continue to the east (or right hand side of the screen) and into the next area. Continue east here and make sure to go through the yellow door (must have broken the seal first!) and enter the desert. You must also have the blue seal broken to get past the sandstorm. Once outside the cave, head northeast until you pass into a new area, North Heartflame Plains. There are two paths here, one to the North and one to the East; youíll want to head east into the plains. Once in the plains, you should see several horses running around an open meadow, the pedestal is directly north of where the horses are running. Youíll receive these words for completing this objective: Alien Author Billionaire Blueberry Buggy Cacao Cat Chest Dessert Dog ************** Objective 5 ************** - Ship every autumn crop! (There are 7 autumn crops) *Eggplant *Sweet Potato *Green Pepper *Carrot *Hot Pepper *Tangerine *Kiwi Youíll receive these words for completing this objective: Question Rambutan Robot Season Seek Taste Tomorrow Umbrella ************** Objective 6 ************** - Complete the ďdishes madeĒ list. You must make every single recipe available, which means youíll need to have watched all 10 episodes of Cooking Life to learn all the skills to make them, as well as ship any ďspecialĒ ingredients (such as fish, or eggplant), and have attended the Christmas Party. There are a total of 103 recipes for you to create. Youíll receive these words for completing this objective: Earth Equator Farm Freedom Goat Hermit Humor Impossible Island Jewel ************** Objective 7 ************** - Ship every flower and herb! (There are 8 flowers and 5 herbs) * Tulip * Hyacinth (year 2) * Pansy * Sunflower * Rose * Cosmos * Catís Tail * Poinsettia * Peppermint (year 2) * Basil (year 2) * Lavender * Rosemary * Chamomile (year 2) Youíll receive these words for completing this objective: Knowledge Lemon Love Mermaid Moon Nod Owl Pepino Please Porcini ************** Objective 8 ************** COMING SOON! OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOo OoOoO Television Show Scripts (TV02) oOoOoO OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoO Absolutely canít wait till next week to find out if the little kitty found her mommy or if that kid on melancholy woods EVER cheers up? Never fear! Below I have every show documented for your reading pleasure. :) Note: You can never ďmissĒ an episode; even if you forget to watch TV for two weeks straight! The next time you decide to watch your favorite program, it will begin just where you left off! Just in case you forgot (or didnít know in the first place ^_^), every show is broadcasted during a different time of the week. The schedule is as follows: Mon, Wed & Fri Drama: Whereís my Mommy? Anime: Final Z Rangers Tues & Thrus Drama: Melancholy Woods Anime: N/A Sat & Sun: Drama: N/A Anime: Miss Cute Witch in Training! Miss Cute Witch in Super Training! (replaces miss cute, witch in training after itís final episode airs.) Mon-Sun Cooking Life *********************** Melancholy Woods *********************** Melancholy Woods - Part 1 Back then, I was still a human being. I lived happily with my mother, father, sister and brother. My father was a kind man who was highly regarded amongst everyone. And my mother was always smiling. She had a smile that could light up a room like a ray of sunshine. My older brother and sister loved me and would always play with me. We would fight sometimes, but we always made up before bedtime. Our house was filled with laughter. Thatís the last thing I remember of the time when I was still happy. .................To be Continued. Melancholy Woods - Part 2 Suddenly our luck changed. I was still young at the time and there was no one who would explain exactly what was going on. But I could tell that the atmosphere at our house had changed. I still remember that. My father rarely came home. And my mother stopped smiling. My brother and sister always hoped that they would see my mother or father smile, but they never did. We lived in this tense atmosphere for some time, until... .................To be Continued. Melancholy Woods - Part 3 The thing that finally changed everything was... My fatherís death. I donít remember what he looked like at the time of his death. But the expression on my motherís face is burned into my memory. ďI hear he left his family with a lot of debt.Ē I overheard the adults saying this at my fatherís funeral. Mt brother told me what it meant later that night. My father had loaned money to a friend who had been deep in debt. But that friend had disappeared with the money, leaving my father almost penniless. How did he die? Nobody ever really told me. .................To be Continued. Melancholy Woods Ė Part 4 I couldnít imagine what we were going to do without my father. But soon the reality of it all struck home. In order to pay back the money that my father had borrowed for his friend... We had to sell the house that we loved. The house that was so full of memories of my father and our time together. These were the first things that I lost, but they were not the last. When youíre a child, there are so many things that are out of your hands... .................To be Continued. Melancholy Woods Ė Part 5 We began a new life in a run-down old apartment... My mother worked even harder than my father to support us. She worked night and day at any job she could get. But there was no way that she could keep that up for long. Finally, she collapsed from exhaustion. My brother and sister started working part time to help our mother. She had no choice but to let her children work to make up for her disability. But it plunged my mother further into her depression. We were happy to do anything we had to do, just so that we could be together, but... .................To be Continued. Melancholy Woods Ė Part 6 It was our motherís birthday. We had very little money, but we managed to save a bit to buy her something. My brother, sister, and I snuck out and went shopping. My brother bought a small cake that my mother liked. And my sister picked some pretty flowers. And while I wasnít much of an artist, I did my best to draw a picture of my mother to give to her. We all went home together. But our home was... Gone. .................To be Continued. Melancholy Woods Ė Part 7 They said the fire had started in an apartment below ours... The apartment building burned to the ground. Someone there said that they had tried to help our mother escape. But they said that she had refused his attempts to rescue her, and so she had died. We couldnít believe it! Did our mother really want to say goodbye to her own children forever? The three of use just stood there, staring at the smoking wreck that had been out home. I was still small at the time, but I remember what I realized then... If you donít keep the people who you love close to you at all times, you canít protect them. .................To be Continued. Melancholy Woods Ė Part 8 We didnít have any close relatives, so there was talk of putting us into some kind of orphanage. But my brother and sister made it clear that they were going to work hard to support us. I was terrified of losing anything else in my life. So I couldnít stand to be away from my brother and sister even for a short time. They didnít really have time to be dealing with me, butÖ They understood how I felt and did their best to make me feel better. They became like a father and mother to me. I was just starting to adjust to this new life of ours whenÖ .................To be Continued. Melancholy Woods - Part 9 It was Christmas. It had snowed the previous night, making it a lovely white Christmas. My brother and sister and I had gone out. My brother was holding my right hand and my sister was holding my left. The town was decorated with festive lights and everyone in the streets seemed somehow cheerful. Encouraged by this atmosphere, I started to feel the spirit of the season. My brother and sister were obviously happy at this change in me. I swore that I would do something to repay my brother and sister for all the kindness that they had shown me. I made myself a promise. I was going to be strong and help them as they had helped me. .................To be Continued. Melancholy Woods - Part 10 We were just coming home from our meager Christmas celebration when it happened. The three of us were walking in the falling snow. I felt like there wasnít anything the three of us couldnít do if we put our minds to it. But of course that was just an illusion. Before I knew what had happened, I was alone. It was as if all of the sounds in the world had been snuffed out, leaving me in silence. Somehow, I had let go of their hands. And when I turned around to look for them, I saw the one thing that I never wanted to see. .................To be Continued. Melancholy Woods - Part 11 Had I gotten ahead of my brother and sister? Or had they gotten ahead of me? I canít remember much about that night... But I do know that I was only saved by the slimmest of chances. A car skid on the ice and ran up onto the sidewalk, hitting my brother and sister. The snow stopped falling. I stayed with them and did everything I could to keep from losing them, but it was all in vain. I couldnít save them. From that moment on, it was like something in my brain just shut down. .................To be Continued. Melancholy Woods - Part 12 My heart was wrapped in darkness. I had closed my heart off. Shut it away in the dark and melancholy woods. I would never let myself be hurt again. Many people, doctors probably, examined me. But I had no idea what they were saying. I just didnít care. I wanted to be a robot. Then I could just have them erase these painful memories. .................To be Continued. Melancholy Woods - Part 13 I couldnít eat. I didnít know if I was dead or alive. I spent day after day like this in a place I suppose was a hospital. Whenever I saw or heard anything... It reminded me of all of the sad things that had happened to me. The only thing that I could to do was to become a robot. I wouldnít see, or hear, or feel anything. And I wouldnít have to remember. .................To be Continued. Melancholy Woods - Part 14 One day, the doctor called me from my room. I was wheeled down the hospital hallway in my wheelchair Finally, we arrived at a room and I was taken inside. Only to see... My sister. She was wrapped all in bandages, from head to tow, but she was alive. When my sister saw me, she smiled kindly and began to cry tears of joy. But as for me... .................To be Continued. Melancholy Woods - Part 15 My brother didnít make it, but my sister had survived. But even discovering that my sister lived could not get me to open up my heart. Even as I looked at my sisterís face. I felt nothing, like a robot. The doctor was clearly disappointed. But my sister didnít allow my reaction to affect her. She said that it was only natural, given what I had been through. And she kindly accepted me as I was. .................To be Continued. Melancholy Woods - Part 16 Despite the pain from her injuries... My sister made time in between her rehabilitation sessions... And spent as much time as she could with me. I said nothing and no trace of emotion showed on my face. Someone watching us might think she was talking to a robot. But my sister didnít let it bother her. She kept talking to me... And sometimes she sat next to me and read me books... .................To be Continued. Melancholy Woods - Part 17 My sister always talked about inconsequential things like the weather, or how pretty the flowers were. But that day was different. She apologized to me for making me worry so much. Just then a single tear fell down my cheek. I was happy to have my sister back. But I knew that someday I would have to lose her again. My fear of losing her prevented me from returning to reality... .................To be Continued. Melancholy Woods - Part 18 Maybe it was because my sister was so much older than I was, but when our parents died... She seemed to be strong enough to deal with almost anything. And now she was dealing with me. She had accepted me as I was. I wasnít able to return to how I once was, but... After I while I did start to think that I saw the light at the end of the tunnel. She stayed with me all the time, supporting me with her gentle strength. .................To be Continued. Melancholy Woods - Part 19 On the day that I was first allowed to leave the hospital... My sister and I took our first walk in ages. We walked around the town. I had been terrified of going out... But my sister walked beside me, gently holding my hand. Our family of five had been reduced to only two. And one of us was little more than a robot... But my sister walked on, never faltering, never pausing. She just walked on... .................To be Continued. Melancholy Woods - Final Episode Just then, a car came driving toward us at high speed. I froze, unable to move. But my sister took my hand and easily walked us out of the path of the car. She hugged me, even as I stood there frozen. She said that neither one of us could promise not to die... But we could promise to do our best to live long, happy lives. She said that instead of avoiding making friends for fear of losing them... We should work together to enjoy the time we had. And then she laughed... ďMelancholy WoodsĒ The End *********************** Cooking Life *********************** Dorothyís Cooking Life - Part 1 Dorothy: Hello. Dorothy Gremley here. Dorothy: One Cooking Life, I explain the basics of cooking in a way that even beginners can easily understand. Dorothy: Iím sure many of you rarely do anything in the kitchen. Perhaps some of you have never cooked before. Dorothy: But I want you to realize that cooking is not difficult. Dorothy: Why donít you start by getting in the kitchen and boiling some water? That doesnít sound too hard, does it? Dorothy: You can use that water to make a relaxing cup of tea... Dorothy: And youíll be learning about the wonderful world of cooking at the same time. Dorothy: When the program is over, why not go right into your kitchen and try out some of the dishes I talked about? Dorothy: You might just find that you enjoy cooking. It could make your life even more enjoyable. Dorothy: In the upcoming weeks, we will be introducing 4 main kinds of cooking: cutting, boiling, grilling and baking. Dorothy: We will be learning something new each week, so I hope youíll look forward to out time together. Dorothy: Our time for the today is up, but I hope youíll try making yourself a cup of tea today. Try it! Youíll like it! Dorothy: See you next week! Enjoy your cooking life! Dorothyís Cooking Life - Part 2 Dorothy: Hello. Dorothy Gremley here. Dorothy: This week on Cooking Life, weíre going to talk about dishes that require cutting. Dorothy: It doesnít matter what kind of knife you use, as long as itís sharp enough to cut the food. Just have fun. Dorothy: They say that itís important to bend your fingers under when cutting so as not to cut yourself, but... Dorothy: Donít worry too much about that right now. Itís best to do whatever seems easiest for you. Dorothy: If youíre not used to cutting take your time. But if youíre an old hand at it, you can really go to town. Dorothy: If you donít know how big to cut something, just try cutting it to a size that feels right to you. Dorothy: If, when it is time to eat it, you feel that it was too big or small, you can do it differently next time. Dorothy: I also recommend that you try breaking things up with your hands sometimes. Dorothy: Youíd be surprised how many housewives use cooking to release their stress...In fact... Dorothy: Oh, Iím sorry... I got a little off the topic there. Dorothy: when youíre done cutting up your ingredients, add some dressing or mayonnaise and itís ready to eat! Dorothy: I recommend that you look in your refrigerator for something that you can cut up today. Dorothy: See you next week! Enjoy your cooking life! Dorothyís Cooking Life - Part 3 Dorothy: Hello. Dorothy Gremley here. Dorothy: This week on Cooking Life, weíre going to talk about how to wash things like vegetables. Dorothy: I imagine that some of you tired making a salad after watching last weekís show. Dorothy: On this island crops are grown using safe fertilizers and herbicides so theyíre safe to eat without washing. Dorothy: But leaving dirt one them can ruin an otherwise delicious dish. Dorothy: You might want to use a scrub brush to wash vegetables that grow in the ground, like carrots and potatoes. Dorothy: Things that grow above ground like tomatoes and cucumbers absorb water easily, so just give them a quick wash. Dorothy: When washing leafy vegetables, be sure to use plenty of water to remove the first from their roots. Dorothy: Washing rice is the same as washing vegetables -- you donít want to use any kind of soap or detergent. Dorothy: When washing rice, be sure to do it quickly so that that the rice doesnít absorb the dirty water. Dorothy: And donít forget that cleaning up is part of cooking. Dorothy: You wonít feel good about what youíve made if your kitchen is a mess afterwards. Dorothy: Use the free time you have while grilling or boiling foods to clean up the kitchen. Dorothy: And of course, if you have a fully automatic dishwater, you just have to fill it up and start it. Dorothy: See you next week! Enjoy your Cooking Life! Dorothyís Cooking Life - Part 4 Dorothy: Hello. Dorothy Gremley here. Dorothy: This week on Cooking Life, weíre going to talk about boiling different foods. Dorothy: This involves putting water and stock into a pot, adding your ingredients, and simmering them. Dorothy: You can make a soup or stew out of almost any kind of ingredients. Dorothy: Just pick out a few things that you would like to eat and throw them in the pot! Dorothy: Of course, you canít expect to be making soup like a pro the first time you try, so start with something simple. Dorothy: You might just try boiling some potatoes or corn in a little salt water, for example. Dorothy: You can also buy instant curry or stew mixes that you just add to boiled vegetables for an easy dinner. Dorothy: Since these allow you to make something tasty without a lot of work, why not use one to make some stew? Dorothy: Add your vegetables to the pot and heat it until it begins to boil. Then turn down the heat. Dorothy: All you have to do is simmer the vegetables until theyíre done, while scooping off the foam off the top. Dorothy: The best way to tell if vegetables are done is to take out one of the larger pieces and taste it. Dorothy: Once the vegetables are done, add your favorite flavoring mix and youíre finished! Dorothy: See you next week! Enjoy your Cooking Life! Dorothyís Cooking Life - Part 5 Dorothy: Hello. Dorothy Gremley here. Dorothy: This week on Cooking Life, weíre going to further explore the world of cutting. Dorothy: Did you know that you can use many of the fruits and vegetables found on Heartflame Island to make juice? Dorothy: There are various ways of making juice, but today weíre going to use a juicer. Dorothy: It lets you to enjoy the pure flavor of fruits and vegetables, and itís also quite healthy. I recommend it. Dorothy: Before putting the ingredients into the juicer, be sure to cut them up into appropriately sized pieces. Dorothy: This is true of other kinds of cooking as well. Dorothy: You can use sugar, honey, milk or yogurt to add flavor. Dorothy: Add some herbs or sliced fruits as a garnish to make it even prettier. Dorothy: By the way, kale is one of the few things that can be grown in the winter, and is quite good for you. Dorothy: But there are many people who donít like the way it tastes or smells, so try mixing it with other juices. Dorothy: As a matter of fact, Iím looking into a way that will make kale juice even easier to drink. Dorothy: I think youíll find that making juice is a fun and fascinating pastime. Give it a try! Dorothy: See you next week! Enjoy your cooking life! Dorothyís Cooking Life - Part 6 Dorothy: Hello. Dorothy Gremley here. Dorothy: We talked about boiling vegetables to make a stew awhile ago. Did your stew turn out well? Dorothy: This time, weíre going to do something a little more advanced and make our own seasonings. Dorothy: Japanese cooking generally uses things like sugar, miso, and soy sauce fro seasoning. Dorothy: Western food often uses salt, pepper and wine. Dorothy: In either case, the key to making something taste good is to start with good stock. Dorothy: There are many kinds of stock used in Japanese cooking: seaweed, fish or shiitake mushrooms... Dorothy: In Western cooking, you often make stock with chicken or beef bones mixed with herbs and vegetables. Dorothy: But people who are just beginners or who donít have much time are better off using instant stock. Dorothy: Thereís a simple phrase to help you remember the order in which to add seasonings in Japanese cooking. Dorothy: ďSome Starfish Vex Sea Mammals.Ē In other words, add Sugar, Salt, Vinegar, Soy Sauce, and Miso. Dorothy: But in the end, as long as it tastes good, it doesnít really matter that much what order you use. Dorothy: cooking takes practice. You canít expect everything to turn out perfectly in the first time. Dorothy: As you make the same dishes over and over, youíll learn what works best. Donít be discouraged by mistakes. Dorothy: See you next week! Enjoy your cooking life! Dorothyís Cooking Life - Part 7 Dorothy: Hello. Dorothy Gremley here. Dorothy: This week on Cooking Life, weíre going to talk about grilling. Dorothy: Grilling and its cousin frying involve cooking food over direct heat on a grill or a frying pan. Dorothy: Using an iron frying pan or griddle helps distribute the heat evenly, for a nicely browned result. Dorothy: Most ingredients will taste just great with just a simple sprinkling of salt and pepper. Dorothy: The amount of time you grill your food is up to you, but done is better than raw. Dorothy: Foods that can be eaten raw or that are very fresh can be just given a quick pass over the frying pan. Dorothy: If you want to make sure that the food is cooked through and through, cover the food while grilling it. Dorothy: Try grilling yourself. I think youíll find it easy and surprisingly challenging at the same time. Dorothy: See you next week! Enjoy your Cooking Life! Dorothyís Cooking Life Ė Part 8 Dorothy: Hello. Dorothy Gremley here. Dorothy: This week on Cooking Life, weíre going to talk more about grilling. Dorothy: Actually, ďroastingĒ might be the more appropriate term, since weíll be cooking over an open flame. Dorothy: Cooking with fire is the oldest form of cooking, dating back to prehistory. Dorothy: Have you ever seen a fish on a skewer being roasted over an open fire? Dorothy: This is actually one of the tastiest ways to east fish. Dorothy: And of course, doing the same thing to meat is called ďbarbecuingĒ and is also very popular. Dorothy: However, because it creates a lot of smoke, itís probably best done outside. Dorothy: If you ever have a chance to go camping, I recommend that you try barbequing. Dorothy: Of course, if you have a kitchen with a smoke ventilation system, you can barbecue anytime you like. Dorothy: See you next week! Enjoy your cooking life! Dorothyís Cooking Life - Part 9 Dorothy: Hello, Dorothy Gremley here. Dorothy: This week on Cooking Life, weíre going to talk about baking. Dorothy: Even people who cook often will sometimes say that they donít bake much. Dorothy: But if you use your oven well, youíll find that a new world of cakes, cookies, and breads opens up to you. Dorothy: And itís really not hard to do. Dorothy: You just have to prepare the ingredients, put them in the oven, and wait! Dorothy: Of course, this means that the preparation stage is very important, as is the temperature of your oven. Dorothy: Still, if youíve been watching Cooking Life all this time, it should be easy for you. Dorothy: Your oven will adjust its temperature itself, so you just have to put in the food at the proper time. Dorothy: Why not try baking a meat or fish dish, along with some vegetables to go on the side? Dorothy: See you next week! Enjoy your Cooking Life! Dorothyís Cooking Life - Part 10 Dorothy: Hello. Dorothy Gremley here. Dorothy: This is the last episode of Cooking Life so Iíd like to try baking a special cake. Dorothy: Since you can leave the temperature to your oven, weíre going to concentrate on making your cake rise. Dorothy: A cake rises when the air bubbles in the batter expand in the heat of the oven. Dorothy: You want to mix the batter so not to pop all of these bubbles, but thatís easier said than done. Dorothy: It took me quite a while before my cakes would rise properly. Dorothy: If you donít enjoy that kind of experience, donít be ashamed to buy a pre-made cake from the store. Dorothy: Once the cake is done, itís time to decorate it. Dorothy: You can use frosting, seasonal fruits, or whipped cream to add some flair to your creation. Dorothy: Or you might even try using nuts or herbs for a distinctive touch. Dorothy: Thank you all for watching Cooking Life all this time. Dorothy: I hope you will keep up with your cooking from now on. Just try it whenever you have some free time. Dorothy: If you do, Iím sure that youíll find that cooking has added something new and fun to your life. Dorothy: Goodbye everyone! Enjoy your Cooking Life! ************************************* Whereís My Mommy? A Kittenís Journey ************************************* Whereís My Mommy? A Kittenís Journey - Part 1 My Mommy is gone... Where did she go? Donít ask me-ow. All I have is a vague memory of her. But Iím sure she must be close by. I have to go and find her! Kitten: Mommy, is that you? Smash! Crash! Bam! Womanís Voice: Eeeeeek! Somebody call an ambulance! Manís Voice: No. I guess that wasnít her... ............................. Darn. ............................. I guess Iíll look for her some more tomorrow! .................To be Continued. Whereís My Mommy? A Kittenís Journey - Part 2 Splish splash... Meow... Itís been raining all day. Splish splash splish splash Splish splash splish splsh... Rainy days like this make me soooooo sleepy...But I have to go look for my Mommy...Yawn... Mommy: There you are, Minerva! Have you been looking for me? Kitten: Mommy! Yes, Iíve been looking all over the place! Mommy: Minerva... Kitten: Mommy! My mommy hugged me tight. I was so happy! And so the two of us lived happily ever after! The end. ................Zzzzzzz..... .................To be Continued. Whereís My Mommy? A Kittenís Journey - Part 3 Yesterday I fell asleep and had a wonderful dream. Kitten [Flashback}: Mommy...Mommy... I love you, Mommy... Yawn... Ah! I almost fell asleep again! But today Iím really going to go out and look for my Mommy. Leaving the house is the first step, if you really think about it... But Iím a little scared... No! I can do it! I have to show Mommy that Iím a brave little kitten! Taking the first step is the most important thing! There! I did it! I took the first step! Well, I guess thatís enough for one day. I think Iíll go take a nap. .................To be Continued. Whereís My Mommy? A Kittenís Journey - Part 4 Itís been 3 days now since I decided to go on my journey to find my Mommy. I canít stay in the house forever. Iím definitely going to leave today! Kitten: Oh look, a pretty butterfly! Kitten: Oh! Look at the funny insect over there! Kitten: And the pretty flowers over there! .............................. Wait a minute... Where am I? Kitten: Meow meow meow meow. Meow meow meow meow... Little help? Thereís an adorable little kitten lost here! Meow......... .................To be Continued. Whereís My Mommy? A Kittenís Journey - Part 5 I seem to be lost... Scary Cat: Hey there! Are you looking for your mother? Kitten: Hmm? This cat looks very scary. Sheís big and has mean-looking eyes... But how could she know that Iím looking for my Mommy? Kitten: Um...I...Uh... Scary Cat: Youíre looking for your mother, right? Kitten: Um...I... -> Thatís right. No. Run away. Scary Cat: Well, Iím your mother! Kitten: Whaaaaaaaat? .................To be Continued. Whereís My Mommy? A Kittenís Journey - Part 6 Right in front of me stood a scary looking cat who said that she was my Mommy. I canít see how thatís possible, but maybe itís true... I just donít know... Scary Cat: You look like you donít believe me. Okay, itís technically true that Iím not your mother... Scary Cat: But itís not every day that a kitten looking for a mother and a cat looking for a kitten meet. Scary Cat: Donít you think weíd both be happier if we just decided that I was your mother? Hmm......... I donít know....... But sheís a grown-up cat. She must know what sheís talking about! Kitten: All right. Iíll be your child and you can be my Mommy. And so I became the scary catís child. Thatís a pretty big step for me, donít you think? .................To be Continued. Whereís My Mommy? A Kittenís Journey - Part 7 And so I started my new life with my new Mommy... Scary Mommy: Hey kid! Go and get me a little something to eat! Something to eat? Is that what kittens do for their mommies? Scary Mommy: Sure they do. Iím vegetarian, so go to that field over there and get me a nice fat turnip. A turnip? Iíve never eaten one of those, but if my new Mommy likes them, they must be delicious! Okay! Here I go! Humdedumdedum... So this is a turnip, huh? Theyíre pretty big, And these leaves make my skin itch... My new scary Mommy is looking over here with her scary eyes...Iíd better hurry up and get back there... Let me just pull this turnip up... Ugh! Meeeeow! Iíll never be able to pull this thing up all by myself! At times like this, you have to sit down and think calmly! Yes, thatís it! Yawn. Zzzzz..... .................To be Continued. Whereís My Mommy? A Kittenís Journey Ė Part 8 SnoreÖ. ZzzzÖ. Wha--?! Oops! I fell asleep while I was thinking. Letís see hereÖOh yes, I was trying to think of a way to pick this turnip. Iíve got it! Iíll try digging around it! Dig dig dig dig dig digÖ Looking good. Just a little more and I should be able to pull it upÖ Dig dig dig dig dig dig. Dig dig dig dig dig dig dig digÖ. Smush... Meow! Now Iíve done it. The turnipís fallen on top of me! Struggle struggle struggleÖ I canít moveÖ Iím too young to die! Curse you, foul turnip! Goodbye, cruel world! .................To be Continued. ďWhereís My Mommy? A Kittenís JourneyĒ - Part 9 Iím currently trapped under a turnip. My vision is starting to blur, but I can see a flower patch in the distance. My Mommy is waving at me! My real Mommy is waving-- POP! Scary Cat: What are you doing? You want to get yourself killed? Ugh, youíre useless! Iím saved. But I was so close to meeting my real Mommy! Maybe if I close my eyes, I can see my real Mommy again... Scary Cat: This is no time for sleeping! Get up you lazy good-for-nothing! Push push! Ow...How am I supposed to dream about my Mommy with you pushing me like that? Kitten: Gasp! I just thought of something horrible... Something to horrible for words... Could it be that my new mommy is actually...actually... .................To be Continued. ďWhereís My Mommy? A Kittenís JourneyĒ - Part 10 I have just discovered my new Mommyís secret. Or was it just my imagination? Gasp! N-No, itís definitely not my imagination. Scary Mommy: What are you looking at me like that for? Kitten: Um... Um... Kitten: Are you just using me to do your work? Kitten: Y-youíre not acting the way a Mommy should? Fake Mommy: No! Itís just that Iím a... I have bad paws and a sore back! Kitten: B-but I thought mommies were supposed to be loving! Iím getting out of here! Fake Mommy: You canít get away from me! Not when I finally found a little kitten to work for me! Oh no.... My new scary Mommy is coming closer and closer... .................To be Continued. ďWhereís My Mommy? A Kittenís JourneyĒ - Part 11 I discovered that my scary new Mommy was actually using me to do all of her work! Fake Mommy: Everyone makes fun of me for the way I am, but itís not my fault I have sensitive paws! Fake Mommy: Whatís so wrong about getting somebody to help out? Tell me that! Sniff... .......................... Iím starting to feel a little sorry for her now. I thought she was scary, but sheís just had a lot of difficult experiences in her life... Iím sure growing up wasnít easy for her. But what am I going to do now? Iím just a little kitten and I donít have my Mommy... Iím s-starting to feel very sad.... Waaaah! Fake Mommy: Hey... Are you crying for me? .................To be Continued. ďWhereís My Mommy? A Kittenís JourneyĒ - Part 12 Fake Mommy: I wasnít always a mean cat. I used to be a loving and loyal cat. Fake Mommy: I had a friend who understood me. Fake Mommy: He used to say that I was much better than any of the female cats he had met. Fake Mommy: But then why did he have to run away with that other cat? Fake Mommy: Itís not like sensitive paws and a little balding is a bad thing! Fake Mommy: Oh, I hate them all! Iíll never forgive you, Bruce! Never!! ............................ Right, whatever. Iím getting a little tired of this whole thing. Iím getting sleepy... The sun is so nice and warm... Yawn... Fake Mommy: Hey, are you listening? Kitten: S-sure I am! .................To be Continued. ďWhereís My Mommy? A Kittenís JourneyĒ - Part 13 My fake Mommy was looking at me with her scary eyes. Fake Mommy: You didnít just fall asleep while I was telling you the heart- wrenching story of my life, did you? Ugh...That probably wasnít such a good idea... Kitten: Yes. I fell asleep. No matter what the situation, I cannot tell a lie. I did it! Iíd like to tell myself, ďWell done, self! You didnít lie.Ē Fake Mommy: I see.... PUSSSSHHHHH! Kitten: Ouch! My fake Mommy pushed me and sent me flying through the air. It was scary, but kind of fun to fly... CRASH! .................To be Continued. ďWhereís My Mommy? A Kittenís JourneyĒ - Part 14 W-Where am I? Ouch...My head hurts... I remember now...My fake Mommy pushed me and sent me flying. But why does my head hurt then...? Whoa! Thereís a big rock next to me, and itís split in half! Do you think I hit it with my head? ....................... I-Iím lucky to be alive! Thank you, Miss Cute! Wait, what does that mean? Rumble rumble... My stomach is grumbling. Iím hungry! Hey, what happened to my fake Mommy? She must have left me while I was unconscious. How mean... RUMBLE RUMBLE... Ugh...Iím starting to feel faint... I hope I didnít survive that accident just to die of hunger! Splash!! What the? Thereís a lake here! And there are fish in it! .................To be Continued. ďWhereís My Mommy? A Kittenís JourneyĒ - Part 15 I ran into the lake as visions of feasting on the fish filled my head. Wow! Look at all the big fish! I wonder which one I should eat first. Hmm. That is a problem...But itís the kind of problem I donít mind having! ......................... I canít reach them... Splish splash... M-My paws canít reach them! There are so many fish right in front of me, but I canít reach any of them! Whoops! Splash! Cough cough cough... I-I fell into the lake! A lot of fish are coming my way! Itís a regular buffet! What am I saying? I canít swim! .................To be Continued. Whereís My Mommy? A Kittenís Journey - Part 16 I was trying to catch a fish when I slipped and fell into the lake. The fish came swimming up toward me, but because I canít swim, I couldnít catch and eat any of them... Blub Blub! Ouch! What was that? Hey! One of the big fish bit my tail! Cats canít be eaten by fish! Can they? If that fish swallows my up to my stomach, Iíd look like a mermaid! Then I could swim just like a fish. That would be nice... Wait, I canít daydream all day. If they eat cats...oh no! I donít want to be a fishís dinner! Iím supposed to be the one eating the fish! Swoop! .................To be Continued. Whereís My Mommy? A Kittenís Journey - Part 17 What happened? It looks like someone scooped me up from the lake... Old Man: What have we here? I thought someone was making a ruckus in the garden. It was a kitten! Old Man: And not a very coordinated kitten at that! Almost getting eaten by those koi fish! Old Man: I thought it was that fat cat come to raid my turnip fields again. That old man... He saved my life! Iíll have to do something to repay him someday! Old Lady: Oh, a little kitty-cat. What happened to the poor thing? Old Man: The koi in the pond were about to eat it. Old Lady: Oh dear me... Old Lady: Itís a good thing we found it when I did. Those koi will eat anything. Whew, that was a close one! Old Lady: You know, this kitten looks just like the cat next door. You donít suppose theyíre related, hmm? The cat next door looks just like me? Could it be? .................To be Continued. Whereís My Mommy? A Kittenís Journey - Part 18 I started running for the house next door! But all I saw was the cat who was pretending to be my Mommy! Fake Mommy: You still alive? Wow... No matter how many times I look at her, sheís still scary. Hey, wait a minute... Could she be the fat cat that the old man was talking about? That must be why she sent me over to get the turnips instead of her. Well I wonít let anyone steal from that old man! He saved my life! Iím going to have to fight to defend his fields! Kitten: I wonít let you steal any more turnips! Prepare for battle! Yes! I was a hero fighting for the cause of truth and justice! PUSSSSHHHHH! Kitten: Woah! .................To be Continued. Whereís My Mommy? A Kittenís Journey - Part 19 I was pushed again and went flying through the air. Aaaaaaaaahhh! That hurt, but this time I flew much MUCH farther than last time! This must be a new record! BAM! I finally stopped when I landed in some bushes. I must have flown about 10 yards! But I donít have time to think about that now! My fake Mommy sure is strong! Iím going to have to give up on fighting her. The cause of truth and justice is going to have to find another hero! ................. Hey, I think Iíve seen this place before... There are flowers, and that weird bug, and a butterfly... Could this be my house? They must have been talking about the OTHER house next door! There! Could it be? Mommy? .................To be Continued. Whereís My Mommy? A Kittenís Journey - Final Part I finally found Mommy! Itís the reunion that I have been dreaming about all this time! Kitten: Mommy! Mommy: Minerva... POWWWW! Kitten: Ouch! Mommy: Where have you been? Mommy: I told you I had to go to the hospital for 2 or 3 days and that you were to stay at home! Kitten: O-oh yeah... I forgot... Mommy: I was so worried about you! But Iím glad youíre safe. Kitten: Iím sorry, Mommy. I didnít mean to worry you... Mommy: Minerva... Kitten: Mommy.... And so Mommy gave me lots and lots of nice hugs. And I was really really happy. Iím going to try hard not to forget what Mommy tells me from now on. ďWhereís My Mommy? A Kittenís JourneyĒ The End *********************** Final Z Rangers *********************** Final Z Rangers - Part 1 Our story begins in a certain city on a certain planet... Pink: Ugh...Iím sooooo bored! I wish something big would happen. Like a major catastrophe... Green: Iíll have to admit that thereís been a marked reduction in alien invasions in the last 10 months. Red: Well whatís wrong with that? Donít we want things to be peaceful? Red: By the way, boss. When are we going to get replacements for Blue and Yellow? Boss: About that... Budget buts prevent us from hiring replacements. Red: What? But weíll look terrible with just red, green and pink! Boss: True... I suppose you could change your colors to red, blue and yellow... Pink: No way! Iíve been Pink for way too long to change now. Even my underwear is pink! Boss: I see. Um, in any case, youíre just going to have to deal with the current situation as best you can. Pink: Roger! Beep beep beep beep! Green: Itís the Z Alarm! .................To be Continued. Final Z Rangers - Part 2 The Z Alarm rang out across the meeting room of the Final Z Rangers [Eastern Chapter]! Boss: It looks as though something resembling an alien has appeared in sector R386. Boss: Positions, everyone! Red & Green & Pink: Roger! Boss: Wait a minute! I forgot to mention it, but Red and Pinkís machines are in the shop at the moment... Boss: So youíll all have to take Greenís machine. Red & Green & Pink: Yes sir! Pink: Hmm...I didnít know that Redís and my machines were in the shop. Green: Well...I think thatís just an excuse. Green: The boss probably just wants to save on gas. Pink: What? Are we that bad off? Green: It looks like it. Even that old cleaning lady who we used to have tea with has been laid off. Pink: How horrible! Red: Donít worry about it! If we do our best, weíre sure to have our budget increased! Pink: S-sure! Youíre right. Green: Here we are. Sector R386. .................To be Continued. Final Z Rangers - Part 3 The Final Z Rangers rushed to the location of the alien sighting. Green: It looks as though the residents of the area have already been evacuates. Is that the alien I see over there? Pink: It looks like a small child. And itís so dirty, the poor thing. Red: How do you suppose it got here? I didnít see its parents anywhere. Maybe we should take it with us! Green: All right, letís go. Green: Are you oaky? Where are your mommy and daddy? Alien: .................... Red: No response. Hey whatís that odd bracelet its wearing? Maybe itís a clue of some kind... Pink: Eeeeek! Green: Whatís wrong? Pink: That child -- I felt it touch my hair! Red: Oh come on. Youíre way too far away for it to have touched you. Pink: Was it just my imagination ? Hmm.... Green: Anyway, letís bring it back to headquarters. .................To be Continued. Final Z Rangers - Part 4 The Final Z Rangers brought the childlike alien back to their headquarters... Boss: Hmm...Weíve scanned the life form, but so far there are no hits in our database. Boss: That bracelet itís wearing is also a mystery. It looks like itíll take some more time before we know anything. Boss: By the way, whereís Pink? Green: Oh, sheís in the shower room washing off that alien. Boss: Ah... Splish splash.... Pink: Come on, stand still! Iím going to make you all nice and clean. Alien:........... Pink: I wonder how you got so dirty... You poor dear... Pink: Thatís odd. When I was looking in your eyes just now, I felt all funny... Like I was in a daze or something... Alien: Heheheh.... Pink: Gasp! Wait...Are you... An evil alien? Beep beep beep beep! Boss: What? Thatís Pinkís emergency signal! .................To be Continued. Final Z Rangers - Part 5 The other Final Z Rangers heard Pinkís emergency signal. What could have happened to her? Boss: Red! Green! Head for the shower room immediately! Red: The shower room? Are you sure itís OK for us to just go barging in there? Green: Of course itís oaky! I mean, uh, this is an emergency! Green: Cough. Boss: Well, go on! Red & Green: Roger! Green: Pink! Are you okay? Red: Wow, even her swimming suit is pink! It doesnít look bad though... Green: Hmph...Iíd look better in that suit! Red: Oh? Green: In a totally masculine way of course...ahem... Red: Right... Anyway, moving right along... Green: Hey you! Alien! Get away from Pink! .................To be Continued. Final Z Rangers - Part 6 Pink: Ugh...Ugh... Green: Pink! Can you hear me? Pink: Oh hello, Green! I just love this alien! Love-love-love- love-love it! Kiss-kiss! Red: What the? So you and the alien have been working together all this time, eh? Traitor! Green: Uh, I think youíre missing the point. The alien has somehow taken control of Pinkís brain! Alien: Heheheh... My Gaga Eye Beam claimed its first victim. Alien: Soon, all of the women of your planet will be in love with me and will never look at another human male. Alien: Which will mean that your species will eventually come to an end! Not a bad plan, eh? Red: It does seem like it would take quite a while for it to work, though... Green: In any case, we canít allow you to control Pinkís mind this way! Take this! Alien: Aggghhh! Pink: Stop! What are you doing to my beloved alien? Taste the fury of my Pink Kick! Green & Alien: Oof! Ugh! Red: Uh, Pink...You just kicked your ďbeloved alienĒ in the face, you know... .................To be Continued. Final Z Rangers - Part 7 Green and the alien lay on the floor, stunned by Pinkís powerful kick... Smash! Alien: NO! My bracelet is broken! Agghghhh! Red: The alien... Itís changing shape? *: Thanks to you, I am now free. You have my gratitude. Red: Who are you? *: I am Prince Jees of the Gorgeous Nebula. Jees: I was captured and forced to wear that bracelet, which made me change into the form you saw before. Pink: Wha? Where am I? Whatís happening? Green: Ah, youíre back to normal, Pink. Thatís a relief. Jees: Pink, you were kind to me, even when I was in that other form. Please do me t he honor of becoming my princess! Pink: Wha? Iím totally lost here... Pink: Did he just propse to me? Does that mean Iíd have to leave my job and move to another planet? Pink: Oh dear! What should I do? By the way, who is this guy, anyway? .................To be Continued. Final Z Rangers Ė Part 8 Pink: So that bracelet changed Jees into the alien child we saw before? Pink: Oh...My...Gosh! Red: Whatís the problem? Pink: You mean you are not a child? Red: Big deal! Alien child...alien man. Pink: Thatís not the point! Hey, what are you guys doing in my shower room, anyway? Green: But we got your emergency signal and-- Pink: A likely story! Jees: Please! Everyone! Do not fight. This was all my fault. Jees: If it wasnít for me, none of this would have happened! Please forgive a foolish old alien! Jees: Pink, there is no need for you to respond to my proposal. Please accept my apology! Farewell! Pink: Wait! Red: Heís gone. Green: And we still donít know anything about what was going on! .................To be Continued. Final Z Rangers - Part 9 Boss: We contacted the Gorgeous Nebula, and according to them, princes #9, #13, #24, #27, #36, #42... Boss: #62, #72 and #134 have all been reported missing recently. Red: Whoa! How many princes do they have, anyway? Boss: There is no public record of that, but the Gorgeousians have very long lifespans and many children. Green: So what do those missing princes have to do with what happened here? Boss: Weíre still working on that but the Gorgeous Nebula is very rich and big in the known universe. Boss: By nature, its inhabitants know nothing of dishonestly or criminal behavior. Boss: Thereís probably no easier target for kidnapping. Boss: The Gorgeous Nebula has given us a rather generous grant to help in our investigation. Boss: And weíve been able to use some of that money to hire a new member. Boss: Allow me to introduce Blue. He has a power that we desperately need right now. Red: Ooh! We finally get a replacement for Blue! Pink: Oh! Heís so handsome! Green: Hmph! .................To be Continued. Final Z Rangers - Part 10 And so a new member arrived at the Final Z Ranger [Eastern Chapter]. But what could his secret power be? Blue: Hello everyone. I took the liberty of looking around the facility a bit on my way here... Blue: I found that 36% of your rooms are currently unused. Just rearranging some things would save 37.6% in expenditures. Blue: And changing your weapons from nuclear batteries to more traditional rechargeable ones would save 34% of... Boss: Uh, yes. Weíll continue this talk later on in private, Blue. Pink: Ugh... Too many numbers... My head hurts... Is this the power that we needed so badly? Green: Boss... Boss: All right. I canít hide it any longer. As you may know, our chapter is in danger of closing. Boss: Technically we would be absorbed by another chapter, but your jobs could be in danger if that were to happen. Boss: And so, Iím trying to come up with a way to keep this chapter going, no matter what it takes... Red: Well, it is true that our chapter is one of the smallest around. Green: And we live in a particularly peaceful area without any major problems for superheroes like us to deal with. Pink: Yes... I sometimes felt a little guilty getting paid for this... Boss: Now now. Donít get discouraged, everyone. Iím sure that this incident will help put us back on the map! Pink: I hope so, Boss... .................To be Continued. Final Z Rangers - Part 11 Beep beep beep beep! Just as the Final Z Rangers vowed to help rebuild their chapter, the sound of the emergency buzzer beeped! Boss: More aliens have been sighted! Theyíre the same childlike aliens as before. About 10 of them. Boss: Theyíre in sector R386 again. Get moving, people! Red: 10 of those things in the same place as before? What do those aliens have against out city? Pink: This is out chance to prove ourselves! Boss: Iíve heard that the other chapters may be sending help as well. Now go and show them what youíre made of! Red & Green & Pink & Blue: Roger! Blue: Greenís machine is 11.27% more fuel efficient than the others, so letís take that. Blue: Iíve also plotted a course that will allow us to get to the scene using the least amount of gas possible. Red: But weíve got that new grant coming in! Shouldnít we just go whatever way is the fastest? Blue: I understand what youíre saying, but I was hired to-- Green: We donít have time to argue about it. Come on! Letís go! Pink: Ooh, Green. You were so forceful just then... I kind of liked it. Green: Cough... .................To be Continued. Final Z Rangers - Part 12 Red: Shucks! Weíre late! Itís all Blue fault! He just wonít shut up! Blue: Hmph! We wouldíve arrived faster if you hasnít kept arguing with me! Green: This is our jurisdiction, and weíre the last ones here. That doesnít look very good. Letís fix this. Green: Letís see...Whatís going on here? Pink: Look! The people from the other chapters are all going gaga, just like Pink did! Green: Yes... The women and the men, too... This is terrible. Blue: But I thought the Gaga Eye Beam was only supposed to work on women! Did they power it up somehow? Red: Heheheh. This is our chance! Red: Now we can swoop in and save the day! Green: But we donít even have a plan! How are we supposed to fight them? Red: Well, at least we canít do any worse than the guys from the other chapters! Green: That makes me feel a lot better! .................To be Continued. Final Z Rangers - Part 13 Pink: Letís review...The aliens are innocent bystanders being controlled somehow, so we canít attack them... Red: And they have Gaga Eye Beams coming out of their eyes, so we canít look at them... Green: Then our only chance is to try and destroy the bracelets controlling them from a distance. Green: Weíll use the Super MagnetoRifle! Blue: No! The Super MagnetoRifle is an incredibly inefficient weapon! The cost per shot is astronomical! Blue: You know how many lunches we could buy for the cost of a single shot of that weapon? Red: Do you measure everything in lunches? Blue: Iím just trying to help this chapter survive! The boss told me specifically what my duties were! Green: Yes, but we need something that will definitely work, and the Super MagnetoRifle has auto-aiming! Blue: No. Iíve been training for months to get better results from cheap weapons than expensive ones. Blue: This is finally my chance to prove myself! Blue: Witness my special Blue Bamboo Spear! Blue: Hey, itís not here! Uh-oh, I left it back at the base! Red: Moron. .................To be Continued. Final Z Rangers - Part 14 Blue: ...................... Green: Hey, Blue. I know youíre depressed about forgetting your spear and all, but donít let it get you down. Red: Yeah, donít be so blue, Blue. Heehee... Pink: This is no time for jokes! The aliens are getting away! Green: All right. Itís time for everyone to transform! Then weíll go after those aliens! Red & Pink: Roger! Red & Green & Pink: Final Z powers activate! Form of....Super Final Z!! The Final Z Rangers turned into their super forms, amplifying their 5 senses and increasing their strength and speed! Super Pink: Blue? Arenít you going to transform? Blue: Sorry, I only have the bare minimum equipment. I canít transform. Blue: Besides, do you know how much energy it takes to transform?! We could eat for weeks for that amount of money! Blue: But donít bother listening to me...Iím useless... Super Pink: .......... .................To be Continued. Final Z Rangers - Part 15 Super Pink: What are we going to do? We have to go after the aliens, but we canít just leave Blue behind, can we? Super Red: Why not? Letís just go! Then we can use all the expensive weapons we want! Hahaha! Super Pink: Youíve changed, Red... Super Green: Heís been under a lot of stress lately... Super Red: Come on! Letís break out the Super MangetoRifles and the MegaloBazookas! Blue: W-wait a minute! I forgot that I still have one more power left... Super Red: If you almost forgot about it, it canít be very good... Blue: No, I have a plan. Iíll close my eyes and use my special ESP powers to fight the aliens. Blue: Iíve been training for years for this moment! Now stand back while I show you my true power! Ha! Super Green: H-hey, thatís not! Blue: Aaaagggghhhh! Super Green: Gasp! Super Pink: Wow, he just ran out into the road and got hit by a car... Super Green: And he was running in the exact opposite direction from the aliens, too... Super Red: Well, he was certainly a big help. Whoís idea was it to hire him, anyway? .................To be Continued. Final Z Rangers - Part 16 Boss [Over radio]: I see... So Blue was no help... Boss [Over radio]: Iím afraid we have no choice but to continue our pursuit of the aliens. Super Green: Roger. Super Pink: Well, thatís the 987th Blue weíve gone through so far... Super Red: Yeah...And I really thought this one would last, too... Super Green: I think itís the uniform. It must be cursed. Iíll get it drycleaned later. Super Green: Come on, we have to catch those aliens! We canít let them escape into the town! Super Red: Still, part of me thinks that if the townspeople were affected by the alien beams, they might be happier. Super Pink: Yes, me too! Super Green: But we have to remember that the aliens themselves are being controlled by those bracelets. Super Pink: Hmm...I suppose youíre right. And if we donít do something, our chapter is going to go bankrupt... Super Red: Well, letís get going then! Super Green & Super Pink: All right! .................To be Continued. Final Z Rangers - Part 17 Super Red: All right, hand me that MegnetoRifle and...Hey! Wait a minute! Theyíre hiding their bracelets! I canít see them! Super Green: We have no choice but to try close combat. Itís dangerous, but I canít see any alternative... Super Red: Listen up, everyone! Just make sure that you stay away from the Gaga Eye Beams! Super Red: If you look at them, theyíll -- Ugh! Gagagagaaaa. Super Green: Wow, that was quick! They already got Red! Super Pink: Itís just you and me, Green. Super Green: Itís all right. I feel I can finally tell you this, Pink... I.... Love you! Iím absolutely gaga over you! Super Green: So thereís no way that any alien eye beam is going to change the way I feel! Super Pink: Green! Super Green: Letís go! Super Green: It you look at them, theyíll--ugh! Gagagagaaaa. Super Pink: G-green... Super Pink: This isnít funny... Sob... .................To be Continued. Final Z Rangers - Part 18 Super Red & Super Green: Heeheehee! I just love these aliens! Gagagagaga! Super Pink: Sigh... Iím the only one left whoís still got her wits about her... Super Pink: All right. Iíll show them what this gal is capable of! Alien: Heheheh.... Super Pink: Here they come! I have to avoid looking them in the eyes! BAMMM!! Super Pink: Eeeeek! I donít remember the aliens being so strong before! Super Pink: Uh-oh... Iím surrounded! I think Iím in trouble now! Super Red & Super Green: Gagagagagaga... Super Pink: Red and Green look incredibly happy. Iím actually kind of jealous of them... Alien: Heheheh... BAM! BOOM! BASH! Super Pink: Ugh! Iím outnumbered... I canít hold out much longer... Everythingís... Getting dark... *: No! The bracelets are malfunctioning! Theyíre going berserk! Transmit the bracelet self-destruct code!! .................To be Continued. Final Z Rangers - Part 19 Super Pink: The aliens are back to their true forms... Super Red: What the? What am I doing here? Super Green: Pink! Iím still gaga for you! Super Pink: Oh come on! We donít have time for that now! We have to figure out who saved us... Super Red: Could it be that strange old man over there? Super Pink: G-grandpa? What are you doing here? Grandpa: Iím sorry, Pink. I wasnít trying to take over the world... Grandpa: Itís just that your chapter of the Final Z Rangers was doing so badly that I.... Grandpa: Well, I thought I could give you a chance to prove your usefulness... Super Pink: You mean to say... You started this whole thing? Super Green: I understand your feelings for your granddaughter, but... Super Pink: You idiot! Any moron would know that you canít go around starting alien invasions! Grandpa: Iím sorry... Please forgive me... Super Pink: Aaaaaahhhhh! .................To be Continued. Final Z Rangers - Final Part Red: Pink! Itís been a long time! How have you been? Pink: Red! And Green, too! Green: Sorry about your grandpa getting blamed for Blue quitting and all... Pink: He just couldnít help himself. Iíve always been his favorite, ever since I was a little girl... Pink: But he went too far that time. The Eastern Chapter of the rangers is gone and itís all his fault... Red: Donít worry too much about it. Thereís more to life than the Final Z Rangers. So, what have you been up to? Pink: Iíve been working part time while I study to become a daycare worker. Red: That sounds like you, Pink. You always did like children. What about you, Green? Green: Iím a police officer. I guess I have to do something to protect people, you know? Red: Wow, thatís great. I guess Iím the only one who doesnít know what heís going to do. Red: But thatís okay. As long as I donít give up, I have my whole life ahead of me to make up my mind. Red: I guess Iíll just keep trying different things until I figure out what I really want to do with my life. Pink: Iím glad I met you both. Green: Yes. It may not have turned out quite the way we wanted, but Iíll never forget the time we spent together. Red: Well, I guess I should get going. Seeing you two has inspired me to go out and look for a job. Red: See you later! Next time we meet, maybe Iíll have a new career to tell you about! Pink: I hope so. Good luck! Red & Green & Pink: Goodbye! ďFinal Z RangersĒ The End ******************************** Miss Cute, Witch in Training ******************************** Miss Cute, Witch in Training - Part 1 My nameís Miss Cute. I may not look like it, but Iím actually a full-fledged witch. Well, almost a full-fledged. You see, my father the Witch King has sent me to train in the human world. I have to make 20 more people happy before I can be considered a real witch! Letís see now... Is anyone nearby in need of help? *:Oh no...What am I going to do? I canít believe I got a 12 on the test. If my mom sees this, Iím dead... Aha! This sounds like a job for Miss Cute, Witch in Training! Miss Cute: Allow me to solve your problem with the power of cuteness! Hippity hoppity hoo! Let me help you! *: Wow! My score changed to 100! Thatís amazing! Thank you, Miss Cute! Miss Cute: Yet another problem solved! See you all next week! *: Hey, wait a minute! Now that I look at it, only the score changed! All of my mistakes are still there! *: Thisíll make my mom even madder at me...Ugh... .................To be Continued. Miss Cute, Witch in Training - Part 2 My nameís Miss Cute. I may not look like it, but Iím actually a full-fledged witch. Well, almost a full-fledged. You see, my father the Witch King has sent me to train in the human world. I have to make 19 more people happy before I can be considered a real witch! Letís see now... Is anyone nearby in need of help? *: Oh, what am I going to do? Why did I have to fall in love with two different men? *: They each have their good points. *: I just canít decide between them. Sigh... Aha! This sounds like a job for Miss Cute, Witch in Training! Miss Cute: Allow me to solve your problem with the power of cuteness! Hippity hoppity hoo! Let me help you! *: Eeek! What happened? Thereís two of me now! *: Hmm...Now I donít have to decide between them. I can have them both! Thank you, Miss Cute! Miss Cute: Yet another problem solved! See you all next week! *: The only problem is that I havenít actually talked to either of them yet... .................To be Continued. Miss Cute, Witch in Training - Part 3 My nameís Miss Cute. I may not look like it, but Iím actually a full-fledged witch. Well, almost a full-fledged. You see, my father the Witch King has sent me to train in the human world. I have to make 18 more people happy before I can be considered a real witch! Letís see now... Is anyone nearby in need of help? *: Iím so busy...Like the saying goes, Iíd be grateful even for a catís help. Oh, Iím so busy! Aha! This sounds like a job for Miss Cute, Witch in Training! Miss Cute: Allow me to solve your problem with the power of cuteness! Hippity hoppity hoo! Let me help you! *: Wow! My hands are now catís paws! Now I can get my work done with no problem! Thank you, Miss Cute! Miss Cute: Yet another problem solved! See you all next week! *: Wait, how am I supposed to get any work done with catís paws? Thatís just an expression! Change me back! .................To be Continued. Miss Cute, Witch in Training - Part 4 My nameís Miss Cute. I may not look like it, but Iím actually a full-fledged witch. Well, almost a full-fledged. You see, my father the Witch King has sent me to train in the human world. I have to make 17 more people happy before I can be considered a real witch! Letís see now... Is anyone nearby in need of help? *: Ugh...Iíve really gained some weight recently. I canít even zip up my skirt... Aha! This sounds like a job for Miss Cute, Witch in Training! Miss Cute: Allow me to solve your problem with the power of cuteness! Hippity hoppity hoo! Let me help you! *: Wow! My skirt suddenly got bigger! It fits perfectly now! Thank you, Miss Cute! Miss Cute: Yet another problem solved! See you all next week! *: Of course, I think Iíd rather have my waste made smaller than my skirt made bigger... .................To be Continued. Miss Cute, Witch in Training - Part 5 My nameís Miss Cute. I may not look like it, but Iím actually a full-fledged witch. Well, almost a full-fledged. You see, my father the Witch King has sent me to train in the human world. I have to make 16 more people happy before I can be considered a real witch! Letís see now... Is anyone nearby in need of help? *: I canít stand this anymore. Everybody keeps bullying me. I wish I was strong instead of weak and scrawny... Aha! This sounds like a job for Miss Cute, Witch in Training! Miss Cute: Allow me to solve your problem with the power of cuteness! Hippity hoppity hoo! Let me help you! *: Wow! My body just became huge and bulging with muscles! I wonít be bullied anymore! Thank you, Miss Cute! Miss Cute: Yet another problem solved! See you all next week! *: But now my skin is all purple and blotchy...I look like a monster! Girls will never like me now... .................To be Continued. Miss Cute, Witch in Training - Part 6 My nameís Miss Cute. I may not look like it, but Iím actually a full-fledged witch. Well, almost a full-fledged. You see, my father the Witch King has sent me to train in the human world. I have to make 15 more people happy before I can be considered a real witch! Letís see now... Is anyone nearby in need of help? *: Sigh...I guess Iím just not cut out to be a chef. I love cooking, but Iím just not very good at it... Aha! This sounds like a job for Miss Cute, Witch in Training! Miss Cute: Allow me to solve your problem with the power of cuteness! Hippity hoppity hoo! Let me help you! *: What the? My arms are moving at incredible speeds! Bambambambambambambam!!! *: Thatís amazing! I can chop vegetables faster than may machine! Thank you, Miss Cute! Miss Cute: Yet another problem solved! See you all next week! *: But my problem was that I canít seem to get my seasonings right... *: If sheís going to grant somebodyís wish, the least she could do is listen to what they want first... .................To be Continued. Miss Cute, Witch in Training - Part 7 My nameís Miss Cute. I may not look like it, but Iím actually a full-fledged witch. Well, almost a full-fledged. You see, my father the Witch King has sent me to train in the human world. I have to make 14 more people happy before I can be considered a real witch! Letís see now... Is anyone nearby in need of help? *: Oh dear...Iíve dropped my precious axe in the lake. Whatíll I do? Aha! This sounds like a job for Miss Cute, Witch in Training! Miss Cute: Allow me to solve your problem with the power of cuteness! Hippity hoppity hoo! Let me help you! *: W-whatís this? A brand new axe? Thank you Miss Cute! Miss Cute: Yet another problem solved! See you all next week! *: Of course, the axe I dropped was a one-of-a-kind antique made of solid gold, not a piece of junk like this... .................To be Continued. Miss Cute, Witch in Training - Part 8 My nameís Miss Cute. I may not look like it, but Iím actually a full-fledged witch. Well, almost a full-fledged. You see, my father the Witch King has sent me to train in the human world. I have to make 13 more people happy before I can be considered a real witch! Letís see now... Is anyone nearby in need of help? ď: If I could only grow a couple of more inches, Iím sure the coach would put me on the team...Sigh... Aha! This sounds like a job for Miss Cute, Witch in Training! Miss Cute: Allow me to solve your problem with the power of cuteness! Hippity hoppity hoo! Let me help you! BAM! Miss Cute: Yet another problem solved! See you all next week! Child: Look Mommy! That boy lying on the ground has a bump on his head thatís at least two inches high! Mother: Come on, dear. It isnít polite to stare. .................To be Continued. Miss Cute, Witch in Training - Part 9 My nameís Miss Cute. I may not look like it, but Iím actually a full-fledged witch. Well, almost a full-fledged. You see, my father the Witch King has sent me to train in the human world. I have to make 12 more people happy before I can be considered a real witch! Letís see now... Is anyone nearby in need of help? *: My TV is broken and I donít have enough money to buy a new one. Sigh... Aha! This sounds like a job for Miss Cute, Witch in Training! Miss Cute: Allow me to solve your problem with the power of cuteness! Hippity hoppity hoo! Let me help you! *: Wow! My TV turned in a brand new one! Thank you, Miss Cute! Miss Cute: Yet another problem solved! See you all next week! *: Hey, wait a minute! My HDTV is now a black and white model with an antenna! *: I didnít even know they still made those... .................To be Continued. Miss Cute, Witch in Training - Part 10 My nameís Miss Cute. I may not like it, but Iím actually a full-fledged witch. Well, almost a full-fledged. You see, my father the Witch King has sent me to train in the human world. I have to make 11 more people happy before I can be considered a real witch! Letís see now... Is anyone nearby in need of help? *: Sigh...Mom grounded me again today for not eating my carrots. I wish I could eat them, but I just canít! Aha! This sounds like a job for Miss Cute, Witch in Training! Miss Cute: Allow me to solve your problem with the power of cuteness! Hippity hoppity hoo! Let me help you! *: What the? I havae a sudden craving for carrots. Iím gonna have Mom make me some now! Thank you, Miss Cute! Miss Cute: Yet another problem solved! See you all next week! Passerby: Daddy Daddy! Look at that giant rabbit over there! .................To be Continued. Miss Cute, Witch in Training - Part 11 My nameís Miss Cute. I may not look like it, but Iím actually a full-fledged witch. Well, almost a full-fledged. You see, my father the Witch King has sent me to train in the human world. I have to make 10 more people happy before I can be considered a real witch! Letís see now... Is anyone nearby in need of help? *: Sigh, I really donít want to run in that track meet tomorrow. Maybe Iíll play sick and stay home... Aha! This sounds like a job for Miss Cute, Witch in Training! Miss Cute: Allow me to solve your problem with the power of cuteness! Hippity hoppity hoo! Let me help you! *: Oh well, I guess thereís no point in just sitting around feeling sorry for myself. Iíll head on home... Miss Cute: Yet another problem solved! See you all next week Old Man: Fire! Fire! The school is on fire! Somebody help! .................To be Continued Miss Cute, Witch in Training - Part 12 My nameís Miss Cute. I may not look like it, but Iím actually a full-fledged witch. Well, almost a full-fledged. You see, my father the Witch King has sent me to train in the human world. I have to make 9 more people happy before I can be considered a real witch! Letís see now... Is anyone nearby in need of help? *: Sigh...My deadline is almost here and I still canít think of a topic for my term paper. Whatíll I do? Aha! This sounds like a job for Miss Cute, Witch in Training! Miss Cute: Allow me to solve your problem with the power of cuteness! Hippity hoppity hoo! Let me help you! *: All right! Now Iím getting all kinds of ideas running through my head! Thank you, Miss Cute! Miss Cute: Yet another problem solved! See you all next week *: Wait a minute! All of these ideas are terrible! I guess I should have been more specific... .................To be Continued Miss Cute, Witch in Training - Part 13 My nameís Miss Cute. I may not look like it, but Iím actually a full-fledged witch. Well, almost a full-fledged. You see, my father the Witch King has sent me to train in the human world. I have to make 8 more people happy before I can be considered a real witch! Letís see now... Is anyone nearby in need of help? *: Ugh...I ate way too much... I feel like my stomach is about to burst... Aha! This sounds like a job for Miss Cute, Witch in Training! Miss Cute: Allow me to solve your problem with the power of cuteness! Hippity hoppity hoo! Let me help you! *: Hey! I feel much better now! Thank you, Miss Cute! Miss Cute: Yet another problem solved! See you all next week *: Eeek! Wait a minute! Now Iíve got a huge bulging stomach! No wonder it doesnít hurt anymore! .................To be Continued Miss Cute, Witch in Training - Part 14 My nameís Miss Cute. I may not look like it, but Iím actually a full-fledged witch. Well, almost a full-fledged. You see, my father the Witch King has sent me to train in the human world. I have to make 7 more people happy before I can be considered a real witch! Letís see now... Is anyone nearby in need of help? *: Sigh...Why am I so dumb? I wish I was smart about something. Anything... Aha! This sounds like a job for Miss Cute, Witch in Training! Miss Cute: Allow me to solve your problem with the power of cuteness! Hippity hoppity hoo! Let me help you! *: Wait a minute! I think I feel my brain start to work faster! Miss Cute: Yet another problem solved! See you all next week *: Pi equals 3.14159265358979323846 26433832795028841971693993751 05820974944592307826406286... *: But thatís the only thing I can do. Whatís the point of that? .................To be Continued Miss Cute, Witch in Training - Part 15 My nameís Miss Cute. I may not look like it, but Iím actually a full-fledged witch. Well, almost a full-fledged. You see, my father the Witch King has sent me to train in the human world. I have to make 6 more people happy before I can be considered a real witch! Letís see now... Is anyone nearby in need of help? *: Sigh...Why did Buster have to get run over by that car? Aha! This sounds like a job for Miss Cute, Witch in Training! Miss Cute: Allow me to solve your problem with the power of cuteness! Hippity hoppity hoo! Let me help you! Buster: Ruff ruff! *: Buster! You came back! Thank you, Miss Cute! Miss Cute: Yet another problem solved! See you all next week *: Uh, Buster... Oh no, Buster is a zombie dog! Ugh... .................To be Continued Miss Cute, Witch in Training - Part 16 My nameís Miss Cute. I may not look like it, but Iím actually a full-fledged witch. Well, almost a full-fledged. You see, my father the Witch King has sent me to train in the human world. I have to make 5 more people happy before I can be considered a real witch! Letís see now... Is anyone nearby in need of help? *: Where are those glasses of mine? I can never find those things... Aha! This sounds like a job for Miss Cute, Witch in Training! Miss Cute: Allow me to solve your problem with the power of cuteness! Hippity hoppity hoo! Let me help you! *: Wait a minute! Here they are! They were on top of my head all the time! Thank you, Miss Cute! Miss Cute: Yet another problem solved! See you all next week *: Hey! These glasses are stuck to my head! I canít get them off! Help! .................To be Continued Miss Cute, Witch in Training - Part 17 My nameís Miss Cute. I may not look like it, but Iím actually a full-fledged witch. Well, almost a full-fledged. You see, my father the Witch King has sent me to train in the human world. I have to make 4 more people happy before I can be considered a real witch! Letís see now... Is anyone nearby in need of help? *: Sigh... I wish there was something I could do to help my grandsonís company out... Aha! This sounds like a job for Miss Cute, Witch in Training! Miss Cute: Allow me to solve your problem with the power of cuteness! Hippity hoppity hoo! Let me help you! *: Wait a minute! I just got an idea! Thank you, Miss Cute! Miss Cute: Yet another problem solved! See you all next week *: But I wonder if itís okay to do something like this. Maybe my grandson Pink Mask would be upset... .................To be Continued Miss Cute, Witch in Training - Part 18 My nameís Miss Cute. I may not look like it, but Iím actually a full-fledged witch. Well, almost a full-fledged. You see, my father the Witch King has sent me to train in the human world. I have to make 3 more people happy before I can be considered a real witch! Letís see now... Is anyone nearby in need of help? *: Sigh... I wish I had some money... Aha! This sounds like a job for Miss Cute, Witch in Training! Miss Cute: Allow me to solve your problem with the power of cuteness! Hippity hoppity hoo! Let me help you! *: Whatís this? A magazine? Is this the answer to my problem? Thank you, Miss Cute! Miss Cute: Yet another problem solved! See you all next week *: Hey, this is just a magazine of job listings... If I wanted a job I would already have one... .................To be Continued Miss Cute, Witch in Training - Part 19 My nameís Miss Cute. I may not look like it, but Iím actually a full-fledged witch. Well, almost a full-fledged. You see, my father the Witch King has sent me to train in the human world. I have to make 2 more people happy before I can be considered a real witch! Letís see now... Is anyone nearby in need of help? *: Sigh... My back is killing me... Itís not fun getting old... Aha! This sounds like a job for Miss Cute, Witch in Training! Miss Cute: Allow me to solve your problem with the power of cuteness! Hippity hoppity hoo! Let me help you! *: Hey! Hey! Hey! Miss Cute: Yet another problem solved! See you all next week *: Now my head hurts! True, I forgot about my back, but... Ouch! Somebody call an ambulance! .................To be Continued Miss Cute, Witch in Training - Part 20 My nameís Miss Cute. I may not look like it, but Iím actually a full-fledged witch. Well, almost a full-fledged. You see, my father the Witch King has sent me to train in the human world. I have to make 1 more person happy before I can be considered a real witch! Letís see now... Is anyone nearby in need of help? Witch King: Cute! Miss Cute: That voice! Is that you Father? Witch King: Do you really think that you helped those people? You havenít made a single person happy! Witch King: Youíll never be a full fledged witch at this rate! Youíll have to start over from square one! Miss Cute: Awww! And I tried really hard, too! This sounds like a job for Miss Cute! I guess. Miss Cute: Allow me to solve my own problem with the power of cuteness! Hippity hoppity hoo! Let me help me! And so Miss Cute turned back time... ďMiss Cute, Witch In TrainingĒ Classic Episodes Starting with Part 1 A new program, ďMiss Cute, Witch in Super TrainingĒ will be on next week at this time. Donít miss it! ************************************ Miss Cute, Witch in Super Training ************************************ Miss Cute, Witch in Super Training - Part 1 This is a story of Miss Cute, after she grows up a little... Miss Cute: Allow me to solve your problem with the power of cuteness! Hippity hoppity hoo! Let me help you! Miss Cute: I did it! Miss Cute: Iíve finally made 20 people happy! Miss Cute: Iím all grown up now! Iím coming home. Wait for me, Daddy. ~Magic Kingdom~ Miss Cute: Iím home daddy! Look at me, all grown up! Miss Cute: Praise me! Miss Cute: And give me some money! Witch King: .............. Witch King: CUUUUUUTE! Miss Cute: Well... Are you mad at me, Daddy?? .................To be Continued Miss Cute, Witch in Super Training - Part 1 Witch King: CUUUUUUUTE! Do you really think that you made 20 people happy with your own power? Witch King: Thatís just coincidence! A tremendous amount of luck piled up and resulted in ďA MIRACLEĒ somehow! Witch King: Judging from the way you used your magic, I canít call you a grown up!! Miss Cute: WHA-WHA-WHAT! I tried so hard, and came back, actually believing that I made it... Miss Cute: Thatís just... too harsh! Witch King: Listen Cute... Youíll be fully responsible for the entire Magic Kingdom one day... Witch King: Youíll be in trouble if you donít learn. Miss Cute: Wh-What! You made me responsible for everything! Miss Cute: If you wanted it so bad, you should have had more smart kids, one after another, then! Witch King: UGH, AGH... My beloved wife in heaven... Cute said such horrible things, UGH, UGH... Miss Cute: ............ .................To be Continued Miss Cute, Witch in Super Training - Part 3 Witch King: *Cough*... Anyways, there are many things an heir must learn, such as knowledge, education, and etiquette. Witch King: Whatís really important is to spare otherís feelings. If you can, then your magic will change as well. Witch King: So... I decided to have Old Man train you. Miss Cute: What Old Man? Does he live in the castle? Witch King: I asked him to come just for you. Let me introduce... Old Man. Old Man: Nice to meet you, Iím Old Man. Old Man: I wonít go easy on you, even if youíre a princess. Prepare yourself. Miss Cute: What the heck? Is *Old Man* your name? Miss Cute: More importantly, I donít want this Old Man with his spite to train me! Witch King: Donít be selfish! This Old Man is well known as a superb educator. Heís well respected. Witch King: I gave him your report card. You must listen to him and study hard to become a responsible adult. Miss Cute: NO WAY!! .................To be Continued Miss Cute, Witch in Super Training - Part 4 Miss Cute: I donít care, Iíll run away! Donít even try to find me, Daddy!! Witch King: Cute...! Old Man: Iíll follow her, Witch King. Please donít worry about her... Witch King: Iím counting on you. Sheís not aware herself, but Cute has very strong magic power. Witch King: If a bad guy finds her... Old Man: I understand. Please leave it to me. If youíll excuse me... ~Human World~ Miss Cute: Hmm... Daddy, I donít like you. Tyrant! Jerkface! Miss Cute: Iím thinking about my future too, but... Miss Cute: I just became an adult. Thereíre thing I can do and thereíre thing I canít do. Miss Cute: And he brought up mom... .................To be Continued OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoO OoOoOo CREDITS oOoOoO OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoO I couldnít have done anything without the assistance of the following people or sites, so... THANK YOU SO MUCH TO: ~ http://www.network-science.de/ascii/ - For creating that beautiful ASCII artwork on the first page! I fail at being artistic so that helped a ton! ~ Game FAQS for generously hosting this guide.