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MiniLaura
05-08-14, 12:08 PM
Not sure why the new update thread is not yet up, so I'll start one and Aggwynn or Glimmergate can use it if they want to add more info.

MiniLaura
05-08-14, 12:08 PM
This is a long term goal, so take your time, folks :)


Goals

* It appears that you need Greselda's Garden upgraded to trigger this goal chain. Info on Greselda's Garden can be found here (http://forum.storm8.com/showthread.php?65360).

1. Hello, Belladonna
Trade with Belladonna
-- Use the Royal Exchange: 15 Living Wood, 30 Mushrooms, 15 Rat Tails; 5 Hours.
Rewards: 1,400 coins, 5XP

2. Through the Grapevine
Find Lady Greselda - visit Greselda's Castle
Check Greselda's Garden - collect from Greselda's Dark Garden
Rewards: 1,400 coins, 5XP, unlock "Send Belladonna Plants" at the Royal Exchange

Send Belladonna Plants drops:
1 Belladonna Inscription and 1 trade ticket and various items including: Manticore Whisker, Vital Extract, Boar Tusks, Pile of Seeds, Rat Tail, Floral Glow, Faerie Jar, Dragon Scales, Golden Apple, Feral Magic, Troll Horn

3. Gifts for Bella
Send Belladonna Dark Plants x 1 (Royal Exchange)
*Send Belladonna Plants: Glimmer Trap Plant x 10, Glimmer Pitcher Plant x 6, Glimmer Rafflesia Plant x 1 (5Hrs)
**Every Send Belladonna Plants Trade comes with one Belladonna's Inscription
Rewards: 1,400 Coins, 5 XP

4. Wish You Were Here
Give Belladonna's Inscription x1
Rewards: 1,400 coins, 5XP

5. Sister, Sister
Give Belladonna's Inscription x20
Rewards: 10 gems, 5XP

New Item in Market
Living Tree: 120 gems
Permanent item (you don't chop it down), 4 hour collection time
High chance of dropping Living Wood
2x2
Reports of 1-3 drops of living wood as well as wood

Send Belladonna Plants - reported drops:
Manticore Whisker, Vital Extract, Boar Tusks, Pile of Seeds, Rat Tail, Floral Glow, Faerie Jar, Dragon Scales, Golden Apple, Feral Magic, Troll Horn, Bone, Creep Tooth, Skunkupie,


Picture of Belladonna's Inscription for reference:

http://i62.tinypic.com/f3rs4y.jpghttp://i58.tinypic.com/ay7w3n.jpg
http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y416/kookypanda99/B0196D5B-07A1-4875-A658-65339DE4EBE3_zpszx1mbuox.jpg (http://s1273.photobucket.com/user/kookypanda99/media/B0196D5B-07A1-4875-A658-65339DE4EBE3_zpszx1mbuox.jpg.html)

dizzy7373
05-08-14, 12:10 PM
Which gives living wood
4 hour timer


http://i.imgur.com/ik14AXX.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/v7ab83Z.png

kurgan
05-08-14, 12:10 PM
First part of today's update requires trading with Belladonna: 15 Living Wood, 30 Mushrooms, 15 Rat Tails; 5 Hours.

meme1098
05-08-14, 12:12 PM
Here's first step

Trade with Belladonna:

http://i62.tinypic.com/10hu1zo.jpg



So now wait...for 5 hours. Ok...I can do this. :D

JayUK69
05-08-14, 12:12 PM
Hello Belladonna - Trade with Belladonna

Reward 1400 coins 5xp

Through the Grapevine

Find Lady Greselda - visit Greselda's Castle
Check Greselda's Garden - collect from Greselda's Dark Garden

Reward 1400 coins 5xp unlock Send Belladonna Plants exchange

dizzy7373
05-08-14, 12:14 PM
New exchange locked by goal
http://i.imgur.com/tTfLkQn.png

madz1303
05-08-14, 12:14 PM
Thanks for the spoiler ;)

meme1098
05-08-14, 12:16 PM
It will open when you get to that step, maybe step 4 after visiting Greselda's castle.

bobbo26
05-08-14, 12:16 PM
STEP 2:
visit Greselda
Visit Greselda's Garden

Step 3:
Send Belladonna Plants (New Trade in Royal Exchange)
10x Glimmer Trap, 6 Glimmer Pitcher, 1 Glimmer Raffle.. (5 hours) (Drops Tusks, Vital Extract, Belladonna's Inscription, manticore whisker, Troll horn, Rat Tail)

Step 4:
Hit Give button

Step 5:
Give 20x Belladonna's Inscription (Cant be skipped, reward 10 gems)

kurgan
05-08-14, 12:16 PM
I guess it is safe to assume the plants to be exchanged with Belladonna will be Dark Plants. Time to grow 10 more while I wait five hours for the first step to be completed. Thank you JayUK69

jimboser
05-08-14, 12:16 PM
Can't believe my luck on this one, I sent off a Trade With Belladonna earlier today, expecting that back in 2 hours! I'm still stuck with Kaz on doing the 5 jousts, so this will give me something to do for a while today. ;)

GC5410
05-08-14, 12:17 PM
You exchange with Belladonna.

dizzy7373
05-08-14, 12:18 PM
Screen shots
http://i.imgur.com/AhFoZ8X.png
http://i.imgur.com/FLppR0m.png

meme1098
05-08-14, 12:18 PM
Wow...we're moving awfully fast. Thanks for cleaning out your gem stash so the rest of us can enjoy the quests step by step and know what to expect. What's the rush anyway? Is there a race to the finish line or something I missed?

kurgan
05-08-14, 12:18 PM
STEP 2:
visit Greselda
Visit Greselda's Garden

Step 3:
Send Belladonna Plants (New Trade in Royal Exchange)
10x Glimmer Trap, 6 Glimmer Pitcher, 1 Glimmer Raffle.. (5 hours) (Drops Tusks, Vital Extract, Belladonna's Inscription, manticore whisker, Troll horn, Rat Tail)

Step 4:
Hit Give button

Step 5:
Give 20x Belladonna's Inscription (Cant be skipped, reward 10 gems)

Bonus! I already have these in inventory; growing more anyway.

pixieblob
05-08-14, 12:19 PM
Do we need to be at a certain stage to have this quest? I've tried force-closing and don't have anything new but am still working on the Blythewood Sapling

raghadd1
05-08-14, 12:20 PM
Finally

13406

Thank you TL

2nd

13408

kurgan
05-08-14, 12:20 PM
Wonder how many Belladonna Inscriptions will drop per trade? 20 needed for Step 5; this could take a long time.

Mistymoo50
05-08-14, 12:20 PM
Do we have to finish the troll quest to get the trade with Belladonna? I still have 4 more trolls to fight!

cad33
05-08-14, 12:21 PM
I can sent Belladonna plants 3x (once I get to that step), since I have 30 Glimmer trap and 18 Glimmer Pitcher (no joke!).
I guess it's time to start converting all those spare parts to plants in the greenhouse now.

And I'm hoping the inscription drops multiple per, or it will take quiet a while to hit 20x!!!

GC5410
05-08-14, 12:21 PM
Then again presumably several times:

meme1098
05-08-14, 12:22 PM
Do we have to finish the troll quest to get the trade with Belladonna? I still have 4 more trolls to fight!

Doesn't look like it since I'm still waiting on the jousting arena for my first one & the new quest's in my book. Do you have any other goals pending? Try force closing & maybe it will show up.

dizzy7373
05-08-14, 12:23 PM
Do we have to finish the troll quest to get the trade with Belladonna? I still have 4 more trolls to fight!
I still have 2 trolls to go, this update started for me

GC5410
05-08-14, 12:26 PM
Wow...we're moving awfully fast. Thanks for cleaning out your gem stash so the rest of us can enjoy the quests step by step and know what to expect. What's the rush anyway? Is there a race to the finish line or something I missed?

I had a trade with belladonna waiting ready to be collected (by shear luck!), my castle and garden were ready to be collected from, then I had everything needed for the first new exchange. The only thing I used gems for was to speed up the last trade (and did so by mistake!), so on step 5 now.

kudukuda
05-08-14, 12:29 PM
Do we need to be at a certain stage to have this quest? I've tried force-closing and don't have anything new but am still working on the Blythewood Sapling

My guess is that you need to have griselda's garden upgraded. I dont yet and i too havent gotten the update

shipower
05-08-14, 12:30 PM
1.Hell, Belladonna
Trade with Belladonna x 1 (Royal Exchange)
*Trade with Belladonna: Living wood x 15, Mushrooms x 30, Rat Tails x 15 (5Hrs)
Rewards: 1,400 Coins, 5 XP

2.Through the Grapevine
Visit Greselda's Castle x 1
Visit Greselda's Dark Garden x 1
Rewards: 1,400 Coins, 5 XP, unlocks "Send Belladonna Plants" Trade

3.Gifts For Bella
Send Belladonna Dark Plants x 1 (Royal Exchange)
*Send Belladonna Plants: Glimmer Trap Plant x 10, Glimmer Pitcher Plant x 6, Glimmer Rafflesia Plant x 1 (5Hrs)
**Every Send Belladonna Plants Trade comes with one Belladonna's Inscription
Rewards: 1,400 Coins, 5 XP

4.Wish You Were Here
Give Belladonna's Inscription x 1
Rewards: 1,400 Coins, 5 XP

5.Sister, Sister
Give Belladonna's Inscription x 20
Rewards: 10 Gems, 5 XP

The End

Send Belladonna Plants Trade item drops: Manticore Whisker, Vital Extract, Boar Tusks, Pile of Seeds, Rat Tail, Floral Glow, Faerie Jar, Dragon Scales, Gloden Apple, Feral Magic, Troll Horn

pixieblob
05-08-14, 12:31 PM
My guess is that you need to have griselda's garden upgraded. I dont yet and i too havent gotten the update

ah yes that's probably it. I still need 21 more dragon scales to make the mythic essence so it's going to be a while.

meme1098
05-08-14, 12:31 PM
I had a trade with belladonna waiting ready to be collected (by shear luck!), my castle and garden were ready to be collected from, then I had everything needed for the first new exchange. The only thing I used gems for was to speed up the last trade (and did so by mistake!), so on step 5 now.

That's pretty nice! I hardly ever do that trade but glad I didn't already have something going or I'd be waiting even longer. Haha.
I'm gonna go check my mysterious plant inventory but I think I'm pretty good since I've been crafting when I hit a max on something.
Hey...thanks again for all the info.

PennyPanda
05-08-14, 12:38 PM
Which gives living wood


http://i.imgur.com/ik14AXX.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/v7ab83Z.png

Is this Living Tree permanent (i.e., gives Living Wood, etc. every time it's watered), or does it disappear after being chopped down? I'm guessing that this is a permanent tree, but I want to make sure before I part with my hard earned gems!!:cool:

Mistymoo50
05-08-14, 12:38 PM
ah yes that's probably it. I still need 21 more dragon scales to make the mythic essence so it's going to be a while.

Guess that's the same for me. Still have 4 mythic essence to make for the maze and another 3 for the sapling. Need loads of dragon scales!

dizzy7373
05-08-14, 12:43 PM
Is this Living Tree permanent (i.e., gives Living Wood, etc. every time it's watered), or does it disappear after being chopped down? I'm guessing that this is a permanent tree, but I want to make sure before I part with my hard earned gems!!:cool:

Just bought one, 4 hour timer, so guessing permanent.
120 gems may be pushing it for a choppable tree though....

cole7286
05-08-14, 12:46 PM
4 hour timer on the already grown Living Tree for me too.

FlowerBurst
05-08-14, 12:46 PM
Is this Living Tree permanent (i.e., gives Living Wood, etc. every time it's watered), or does it disappear after being chopped down? I'm guessing that this is a permanent tree, but I want to make sure before I part with my hard earned gems!!:cool:

I just placed mine, and the timer is on so I can only assume that it is permanent.

my607
05-08-14, 12:51 PM
I hope one plant trade gives more than one Inscription. Has anyone reached this part of the goals yet?

MiniLaura
05-08-14, 12:52 PM
I hope one plant trade gives more than one Inscription. Has anyone reached this part of the goals yet?

Someone has stated that you get one Inscription with each trade.

flechesbleues
05-08-14, 12:55 PM
Guess that's the same for me. Still have 4 mythic essence to make for the maze and another 3 for the sapling. Need loads of dragon scales!
I haven't even got to mythic essence yet (so no sapling or Dark Garden/maze) and am still busy collecting wool for Lady Greselda's dress, so I guess I'm going to have to wait to arrive at this one at some point in the future (it's not a limited time one, right?).
I'll keep plodding on with Lady Greselda (just built her castle yesterday!) and focus on finishing off the trolls then :)

Queenzod
05-08-14, 12:55 PM
The new tree has a 4 hour gestation period. 18 gems to speed up (which I didn't do). It's really cute! This update is going to take gobs of living wood and about 100 hours of exchanges, according to my feeble brain power. So, get ready to use your eggs and dairy for something else!

robino23
05-08-14, 12:57 PM
I'm just glad to have the greenhouse up and running again. 20 inscriptions! This is going to take awhile.

my607
05-08-14, 01:00 PM
This inscription part of the goal is going to take time especially when you don't have something

arikasi
05-08-14, 01:06 PM
21 raffelsia plants!!!! I'll see you sometime next year...

Anyuszko
05-08-14, 01:23 PM
21 raffelsia plants!!!! I'll see you sometime next year...

:) lol

meme1098
05-08-14, 01:24 PM
21 raffelsia plants!!!! I'll see you sometime next year...

Check first post...you only need 1.

Here it us:

3. Gifts for Bella
Send Belladonna Dark Plants x 1 (Royal Exchange)
*Send Belladonna Plants: Glimmer Trap Plant x 10, Glimmer Pitcher Plant x 6, Glimmer Rafflesia Plant x 1 (5Hrs)
**Every Send Belladonna Plants Trade comes with one Belladonna's Inscription
Rewards: 1,400 Coins, 5 XP

Castloninian
05-08-14, 01:24 PM
The new tree has a 4 hour gestation period. 18 gems to speed up (which I didn't do). It's really cute! This update is going to take gobs of living wood and about 100 hours of exchanges, according to my feeble brain power. So, get ready to use your eggs and dairy for something else!

Huh? I thought it only took 15 living wood as you only need to do one trade with Belladonna? Or am I missing something. The other millions of trades are just for plants?

Castloninian
05-08-14, 01:25 PM
Check first post...you only need 1.

For 21 inscriptions you will need 21 rafflesias, as apparently you only get one inscription per trade.

meme1098
05-08-14, 01:25 PM
Huh? I thought it only took 15 living wood as you only need to do one trade with Belladonna? Or am I missing something. The other millions of trades are just for plants?

The plants come from your green house not the royal exchange.

shambalaya
05-08-14, 01:25 PM
21 raffelsia plants!!!! I'll see you sometime next year...

Yeah, I have 2 rafflesia plants... and 70 of the other ones...

meme1098
05-08-14, 01:29 PM
For 21 inscriptions you will need 21 rafflesias, as apparently you only get one inscription per trade.

Yikes...that will take awhile....lol....I have to check how many I have. I thought I saw 7 last time I looked so that helps me some there. Yea, they are rare to craft at the green house so this is another long quest. But...hey, I'm just glad the TL guys & gals are doing such a great job with all these updates over the last several months! Thanks for making the game so darn addicting TL. :D

glimmergate
05-08-14, 01:37 PM
This is a long term goal, so take your time, folks :)

oliverrr11
05-08-14, 01:40 PM
The new tree has a 4 hour gestation period. 18 gems to speed up (which I didn't do). It's really cute! This update is going to take gobs of living wood and about 100 hours of exchanges, according to my feeble brain power. So, get ready to use your eggs and dairy for something else!

Just stopped by to see your tree. It's short and pudgy! It looks like maybe 2x2 in size. Is it?? Doesn't matter much yet 'cause me no gots enuff gems yet. Off to shoot some pool!

Ps. I didn't help you out when I was there 😜

claupu
05-08-14, 01:41 PM
I just sped up my new Tree and I got 1 Wood and 2 Living Wood.

claupu
05-08-14, 01:42 PM
Just stopped by to see your tree. It's short and pudgy! It looks like maybe 2x2 in size. Is it?? Doesn't matter much yet 'cause me no gots enuff gems yet. Off to shoot some pool!

Ps. I didn't help you out when I was there ��

Yep, it's 2x2.

meme1098
05-08-14, 01:45 PM
Just stopped by to see your tree. It's short and pudgy! It looks like maybe 2x2 in size. Is it?? Doesn't matter much yet 'cause me no gots enuff gems yet. Off to shoot some pool!

Ps. I didn't help you out when I was there 

I love that pool game....play on my other account, too. Just wish I could play more games in a days time.

pixieblob
05-08-14, 01:55 PM
Guess I'll be doing a lot of plant growing while I wait for my dragon scales :D

Anyuszko
05-08-14, 01:56 PM
This is a long term goal, so take your time, folks :)

Thank you for it, you may do such goals more for those old players ;)

Queenzod
05-08-14, 01:56 PM
Just stopped by to see your tree. It's short and pudgy! It looks like maybe 2x2 in size. Is it?? Doesn't matter much yet 'cause me no gots enuff gems yet. Off to shoot some pool!

Ps. I didn't help you out when I was there 😜

It is short and pudgy! So cute! It is 2x2. Good luck at the pool hall, Fats.

sabrinashal
05-08-14, 01:57 PM
Yikes...that will take awhile....lol....I have to check how many I have. I thought I saw 7 last time I looked so that helps me some there. Yea, they are rare to craft at the green house so this is another long quest. But...hey, I'm just glad the TL guys & gals are doing such a great job with all these updates over the last several months! Thanks for making the game so darn addicting TL. :D

yea me too

i will need to start saving stuff ... i feel like a nub ....

i feel so empty on stuff ...

http://s8.postimg.org/5816mo77p/image.png

i know its not much but this is what i got

Queenzod
05-08-14, 01:58 PM
Huh? I thought it only took 15 living wood as you only need to do one trade with Belladonna? Or am I missing something. The other millions of trades are just for plants?

Yes, you're right. Sorry! I was thinking 15 living wood for every plant exchange. Brain and brain, what is brain? (Star Trek quote).

kooky panda
05-08-14, 02:02 PM
Living Tree.

http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y416/kookypanda99/B0196D5B-07A1-4875-A658-65339DE4EBE3_zpszx1mbuox.jpg (http://s1273.photobucket.com/user/kookypanda99/media/B0196D5B-07A1-4875-A658-65339DE4EBE3_zpszx1mbuox.jpg.html)

sabrinashal
05-08-14, 02:03 PM
Living Tree.

http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y416/kookypanda99/B0196D5B-07A1-4875-A658-65339DE4EBE3_zpszx1mbuox.jpg (http://s1273.photobucket.com/user/kookypanda99/media/B0196D5B-07A1-4875-A658-65339DE4EBE3_zpszx1mbuox.jpg.html)

nice picture kooky panda i like it!

zoo123g
05-08-14, 02:17 PM
yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!! a living wood tree,. i am sooooo happy about this.. :)

jimboser
05-08-14, 02:32 PM
Yes, you're right. Sorry! I was thinking 15 living wood for every plant exchange. Brain and brain, what is brain? (Star Trek quote).

I can never hear that line without thinking of this one:

Dorothy: What would you do with a brain if you had one?

meme1098
05-08-14, 02:44 PM
I can never hear that line without thinking of this one:

Dorothy: What would you do with a brain if you had one?

Scarecrow:
"Well, some people without brains do an awful lot of talking, don't they."

No truer words were ever spoken.

Back on subject: those rafflesia plants are gonna take quite some time.

zoo123g
05-08-14, 02:48 PM
is this trade permanent?

oliverrr11
05-08-14, 03:15 PM
How long do we wait before filing a missing persons report on Aggwynn??

glimmergate
05-08-14, 03:24 PM
How long do we wait before filing a missing persons report on Aggwynn??

She's out this week :) she'll be back soon!

55lee55
05-08-14, 03:36 PM
This is Awesome! Thanks especially for the new tree! i have a question about trees. First part is that I have a Maple Tree that has done well for me but it takes up much room and I want the space to put the new tree. Is there a way to remove the Maple Tree from my kingdom or is it like the Storage Shed and there for good? I have tried to save or chop it and can't do either. I also got kicked out of my Kingdom after I started the Trade w/Belladonna so I freed up resources and restarted my iPad. That seems to have fixed the problem of getting booted out of my kingdom and got me off to a fresh start.

Second, since this new tree is quite expensive to purchase with gems, and takes a 2x2 space, and like many of us I must store older and seasonal items to make room in my kingdom, can this tree be stored like the fruit trees once I am full of Living Wood?

Like zoo123g I would like to know if this trade will be permanent.

I guess I either forgot or never realized that Belladonna was Ivy's sister. Is she the mystery woman?

Thanks for what looks to me to be just the beginning of an exciting shift in the story line!

Dabag
05-08-14, 04:08 PM
Note: from the may sneak peek:
http://forum.storm8.com/showthread.php?68131-Castle-Story-May-Sneak-Peek&

2) A Mystery Character Gets Revealed
-We'll finally get to see what this person looks like!


just sharing

http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s517/snowflake1919/CS%20Belladonna/guesswho-Copy.jpg


http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s517/snowflake1919/CS%20Belladonna/belladonna-Copy.jpg

dolla525
05-08-14, 04:26 PM
Note: from the may sneak peek:
http://forum.storm8.com/showthread.php?68131-Castle-Story-May-Sneak-Peek&

2) A Mystery Character Gets Revealed
-We'll finally get to see what this person looks like!


just sharing

http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s517/snowflake1919/CS%20Belladonna/guesswho-Copy.jpg


http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s517/snowflake1919/CS%20Belladonna/belladonna-Copy.jpg

She looks very intelligents.. Thanks for the headsup and revealing the charcter!!

oliverrr11
05-08-14, 04:28 PM
Note: from the may sneak peek:
http://forum.storm8.com/showthread.php?68131-Castle-Story-May-Sneak-Peek&

2) A Mystery Character Gets Revealed
-We'll finally get to see what this person looks like!


just sharing

http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s517/snowflake1919/CS%20Belladonna/guesswho-Copy.jpg


http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s517/snowflake1919/CS%20Belladonna/belladonna-Copy.jpg

Oh I've seen her before! She was on Saturday Night Live, ya know - the one with the freakish doll hands

55lee55
05-08-14, 04:33 PM
If this trade is permanent do the rewards shift to regular trade tickets once we finish doing it for this quest?

Sorry for the double post. I replaced it with this post. Please excuse me if these questions have been asked and answered. I haven't read all questions so I could have missed it

Thanks

NorthWoodsKingdom
05-08-14, 06:06 PM
Nowhere near this long term quest yet (don't even have maze garden yet lol).. But, the trade DOES also give you a trade ticket, in addition to the inscription.....right???

dracoonic
05-08-14, 07:13 PM
Thanks for the living tree update, I bought 1 right after I saw it.

immizgina
05-08-14, 07:25 PM
Will it be possible to get the living wood tree through other means than gems?

SpiritWind00
05-08-14, 07:47 PM
Time will tell if it's permanent. If it isn't, then there will be something else to do with the plants, otherwise there is little point of a greenhouse I would think.

Re post above, unless in the market there is a little crafting box next in the corner, you cannot get it any other way than by gems. It looks like it's the same as the mermaid pond etc. my first collection of the Tree dropped 2 Living Wood and 1 normal wood.

Re ticket, because we have not been advised otherwise, I would think it does drop a ticket, if it doesn't I'll be back in a few hours and report back unless someone else posts.

Happy crafting (and waiting!)..... :)

onemansmiracle
05-08-14, 09:20 PM
Great update!! although 20 inscriptions gonna be really tough to get...

Queenzod
05-08-14, 09:43 PM
Great update!! although 20 inscriptions gonna be really tough to get...

I was starting to panic until I realized that this is a very long term goal. It may take me a month (or more!) to get all these plants grown for shipment. Then I was able to relax. There's no hurry, after all, and I can just keep chipping away at it, similar to making mythic essence. A little bit at a time. I think this is a very nice update! Good job, TL!

Now, can we talk about those game timers that keep resetting? ;)

55lee55
05-08-14, 11:07 PM
I was starting to panic until I realized that this is a very long term goal. It may take me a month (or more!) to get all these plants grown for shipment. Then I was able to relax. There's no hurry, after all, and I can just keep chipping away at it, similar to making mythic essence. A little bit at a time. I think this is a very nice update! Good job, TL!

Now, can we talk about those game timers that keep resetting? ;)

I agree with that first part!

Did I miss something though? I must have been conked on the head with a troll club and have amnesia but I cannot figure out what you are talking about. What game timers? Now I am worried that Thurston might be leaving something out of my issue of his newsletter "The Weekly Whine".

Am I the only one who likes Belladonna's before picture that left her head off better than the one with it on? Those eyes make her look more like Griselda than Ivy. Are we going to find out that there is a secret scandal that will come to light and we will find out that Griselda and Belladonna had the same father and that Ivy and Griselda are really half sisters? Or maybe that Belladonna was really the Baron's abandoned daughter who was adopted by Ivy's parents?

Nah, I am sure we will find out that her story is much more interesting than anything I could imagine for her. I still think she has creepy eyes. I'm sure they will grow on me.

QZ i have to ask, what is the Binky Consortium?

dracoonic
05-08-14, 11:15 PM
Collected 1st living tree - 1 living tree, 1 wood.

paisdelasmaravillas
05-08-14, 11:34 PM
Collected 1st living tree - 3 living tree! Great!

Queenzod
05-08-14, 11:51 PM
I agree with that first part!

Did I miss something though? I must have been conked on the head with a troll club and have amnesia but I cannot figure out what you are talking about. What game timers? Now I am worried that Thurston might be leaving something out of my issue of his newsletter "The Weekly Whine".

Am I the only one who likes Belladonna's before picture that left her head off better than the one with it on? Those eyes make her look more like Griselda than Ivy. Are we going to find out that there is a secret scandal that will come to light and we will find out that Griselda and Belladonna had the same father and that Ivy and Griselda are really half sisters? Or maybe that Belladonna was really the Baron's abandoned daughter who was adopted by Ivy's parents?

Nah, I am sure we will find out that her story is much more interesting than anything I could imagine for her. I still think she has creepy eyes. I'm sure they will grow on me.

QZ i have to ask, what is the Binky Consortium?

With your theories regarding whom is related to whom, it sounds like you are describing Days of Our Lives, or General Hospital. You know, Soap Operas. :). Will Thurston ever get over his troll bigotry? Will Ivy ever learn to say no to skunkupies? Will our hero/heroine ever discover his/her true parentage? Tune in tomorrow for another exciting installment of One Glimmergate to Live!

The game timers are those ads in your blue quest book. One of the current ones is for Shark Pool (whatever that is - I didn't know you could play pool underwater). I have one that keeps resetting and has been there for six months or more. It's driving me insane, and I'm already crazy. It just won't go away. There's an open ticket about it in the bugs forum, which they refuse to answer. I was just making a dig. 'Cos I can. :P

The Binky Consortium is a group of us who have the word "Binky/Binkie" in our kingdom name. We are going to take over the world!!! Mwahahaha! Or maybe just hold it for ransom for...ONE MILLION DOLLARS!

And now that I've told you, I have to kill you. Sorry, but them's the rules...

cole7286
05-08-14, 11:58 PM
1 trade ticket is given per dark plant trade. :p

GC5410
05-09-14, 12:45 AM
Collected 1st living tree - 1 living tree, 1 wood.


Collected 1st living tree - 3 living tree! Great!

Haha I think you mean you're getting living wood from the living tree, not living tree from the living tree! :)

paisdelasmaravillas
05-09-14, 01:49 AM
Ops! Yes!
Living wood from living tree

EllieTheBeeEater
05-09-14, 01:55 AM
Woohoo, had enough gems so got me a living tree :) amazed we didn't have to water it first! A fully grown tree straight away, wow, must be magic ;)

This game is just brilliant right now. I've got this new quest line, plus the trolls and the Blythewood sapling lines, going on at the same time, so it's keeping me busy :D

SpiritWind00
05-09-14, 01:56 AM
Time will tell if it's permanent. If it isn't, then there will be something else to do with the plants, otherwise there is little point of a greenhouse I would think.

Re post above, unless in the market there is a little crafting box next in the corner, you cannot get it any other way than by gems. It looks like it's the same as the mermaid pond etc. my first collection of the Tree dropped 2 Living Wood and 1 normal wood.

Re ticket, because we have not been advised otherwise, I would think it does drop a ticket, if it doesn't I'll be back in a few hours and report back unless someone else posts.

Happy crafting (and waiting!)..... :)

Yes I got a trade ticket, plus some tusks and feral magic from Belladonna. The pop up screen masked if there was anything else that dropped. The writing at the top of the goal to give the 20 inscriptions refers to 3 months that we will be waiting. And yes I can confirm you cannot skip giving 20 inscriptions.

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TL please increase drop rates for the Rafflesia plant.

I have masses of the other 2 but only received 1 of the rafflesia plant. To buy it with gems is 25 gems, so that's not going to happen 20 times! Or if not, can you please advise what the ratio or percentage chance is of getting this plant to drop. From other posts, it's very clear that some players have a lot and some have none of the rafflesia. The randomness of these types of drops sucks the fun out of the game.
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Thank you!

gdmcrjunkie
05-09-14, 02:45 AM
Re post above, unless in the market there is a little crafting box next in the corner, you cannot get it any other way than by gems.

Glimmerdust troves don't have that, yet I have 3 and I never bought one.

Jir67
05-09-14, 03:17 AM
Glimmerdust troves don't have that, yet I have 3 and I never bought one.
me too

SpiritWind00
05-09-14, 04:24 AM
The original question was. "Will it be possible to get the living wood tree through other means than gems?"

I just meant that the Tree can't be crafted and therefore it's only available for gem purchase. Maybe it might drop from adventure, that would be awesome. I have multiple troves also from adventure drops.

onemansmiracle
05-09-14, 04:47 AM
Days needed to finish 20 inscriptions:

Just do a little maths here about the new quest.
to make a dark plant, first we need blue and red fragments, and we mainly have two buildings which drop them, Glimmergate every 2 hours, Greselda's Castle every 22 hours. we are mostly likely to be able to collect from Glimmergate 9 times everyday, and 1 from Greselda's Castle.if we lucky enouch, say 2 each of red and blue fragements in every collect. We can get 20 of each everyday, however, considering the imbalance gains of red and blue, the useful craftable number may vary to 15. So we can craft 3 or 4 times dark seeds in greenhouse, and still if we lucky enough we can get an average of 3 dark seeds everytime. That means we can grow 3 or 4 times dark plants everyday. And still if we are lucky enough to get 1 dark plant from dark garden everyday, that would be 4 or 5 dark plants everyday as a total output. to get 20 inscriptions, we need 3 different plants in total of 340, which means 85 days if we get 4 everyday, or 68 days if we get 5 everyday. But however, you can't always get the exact kind of plant you want all the time,so let's put a 10% more work to it if not less. That's between 74 - 93 days if we are lucky. And of course it's just for beginers, me and some other advanced players like me,we have enough stash to start from the middle.

So...if anyone who wonders when they can finish this quest, be prepared it will be a long turn.

my607
05-09-14, 05:02 AM
I wished these plants would drop from the garden or some where else because it's taking a long time. Even though you craft it in the greenhouse you might not get the plant you need. Inscription goal is a long term goal.

maguar
05-09-14, 05:10 AM
I wished these plants would drop from the garden or some where else because it's taking a long time. Even though you craft it in the greenhouse you might not get the plant you need. Inscription goal is a long term goal.

I do get the occasional plant though seeds and dust/fragments seem more common

Castloninian
05-09-14, 05:14 AM
Pleased we got a trade ticket for the plant trade. I must be fairly lucky with the plants. I have done the first trade and still have 50 traps, 28 pitchers and 12 rafflesias and 78 dark seeds. Still a long term goal though as my limiting factor seems to be fertiliser.

belbar22
05-09-14, 06:07 AM
I am such an idiot. When I woke up this morning I happily collected from all my buildings and then collected from the exchange. Completely forgot I. Ended to visit Griselda's Castle after trading with Beladona. Now need to wait till tomorrow morning. Doh!!!!

meme1098
05-09-14, 06:54 AM
With your theories regarding whom is related to whom, it sounds like you are describing Days of Our Lives, or General Hospital. You know, Soap Operas. :). Will Thurston ever get over his troll bigotry? Will Ivy ever learn to say no to skunkupies? Will our hero/heroine ever discover his/her true parentage? Tune in tomorrow for another exciting installment of One Glimmergate to Live!

The game timers are those ads in your blue quest book. One of the current ones is for Shark Pool (whatever that is - I didn't know you could play pool underwater). I have one that keeps resetting and has been there for six months or more. It's driving me insane, and I'm already crazy. It just won't go away. There's an open ticket about it in the bugs forum, which they refuse to answer. I was just making a dig. 'Cos I can. :P

The Binky Consortium is a group of us who have the word "Binky/Binkie" in our kingdom name. We are going to take over the world!!! Mwahahaha! Or maybe just hold it for ransom for...ONE MILLION DOLLARS!

And now that I've told you, I have to kill you. Sorry, but them's the rules...

This is why I have to hit this thread several times a day, especially in the a.m. Always a good laugh to start the day most of the time.

BTW...I thought of soap operas too at the mention of parentage. LOL.

To Belbar:
Just grab a nice cup of coffee & relax. I've done things like that more times than I'd like to mention.

To onemansmiracle:
It was mentioned further up in this thread that this one is a long term goal.

Thanks TL. I feel something's missing in my game when the goal book disappears.

m1stery
05-09-14, 07:25 AM
I am such an idiot. When I woke up this morning I happily collected from all my buildings and then collected from the exchange. Completely forgot I. Ended to visit Griselda's Castle after trading with Beladona. Now need to wait till tomorrow morning. Doh!!!!

I know how you feel... I did the same thing!! :facepalm:

55lee55
05-09-14, 07:27 AM
Days needed to finish 20 inscriptions:

Just do a little maths here about the new quest.
to make a dark plant, first we need blue and red fragments, and we mainly have two buildings which drop them, Glimmergate every 2 hours, Greselda's Castle every 22 hours. we are mostly likely to be able to collect from Glimmergate 9 times everyday, and 1 from Greselda's Castle.if we lucky enouch, say 2 each of red and blue fragements in every collect. We can get 20 of each everyday, however, considering the imbalance gains of red and blue, the useful craftable number may vary to 15. So we can craft 3 or 4 times dark seeds in greenhouse, and still if we lucky enough we can get an average of 3 dark seeds everytime. That means we can grow 3 or 4 times dark plants everyday. And still if we are lucky enough to get 1 dark plant from dark garden everyday, that would be 4 or 5 dark plants everyday as a total output. to get 20 inscriptions, we need 3 different plants in total of 340, which means 85 days if we get 4 everyday, or 68 days if we get 5 everyday. But however, you can't always get the exact kind of plant you want all the time,so let's put a 10% more work to it if not less. That's between 74 - 93 days if we are lucky. And of course it's just for beginers, me and some other advanced players like me,we have enough stash to start from the middle.

So...if anyone who wonders when they can finish this quest, be prepared it will be a long turn.

I am not good at math so I am glad you did this! It appears from your calculations that a person would need to be on this without missing a collection and be very lucky in addition to finish this quest in three months.

In my quest book I have a quest called Sister Sister and it has Griselda saying something to the effect that we will look at this in three months and reevaluate. Although I was maxed out on raw resources yesterday, today I had to do the milk and eggs exchange because although I had what seemed to me to be a good start on dark plants yesterday, today I have found myself out of enough the correct balance of dark plants. I figure I will be very lucky indeed if I could do one exchange a day, and although I play a lot, I doubt that in reality I will have the correct balance of plants crafted at my two greenhouses more than once or twice a week. I am perfectly willing to accept that rate but it means that for me at least, I probably won't have the number of Inscriptions I need in 3 months. If I assume that I am an average player, spending an average number of hours a day playing Castle Story, it appears to me at least that many of us are going to have to depend on Griselda reevaluating in 3 months.

Because this is a fresh new quest we don't know yet if our knights might find the occasional Inscription as a rare drop while out questing, similar to the occasional book I get that was needed to level up my Wizard Schools and allowed me to level up a bit earlier than I would have if I relied only upon collecting from the normal places in my kingdom. I suspect we will have the occasional rare drop of an Inscription, but this is just a guess on my part at this point and I haven't seen it happen.

In any case, I suspect that I at least probably won't have collected the 20 Inscriptions I need in the next three months and I expect Griselda will reevaluate then and extend the time frame out three months from now so that those of us who need it will have enough time to collect Inscriptions. This is my current theory based upon the information I have available today and my past experience in playing Castle Story.

Okay, will someone pick my theory apart and set me straight? :p

kudukuda
05-09-14, 07:37 AM
Days needed to finish 20 inscriptions:

Just do a little maths here about the new quest.
to make a dark plant, first we need blue and red fragments, and we mainly have two buildings which drop them, Glimmergate every 2 hours, Greselda's Castle every 22 hours. we are mostly likely to be able to collect from Glimmergate 9 times everyday, and 1 from Greselda's Castle.if we lucky enouch, say 2 each of red and blue fragements in every collect. We can get 20 of each everyday, however, considering the imbalance gains of red and blue, the useful craftable number may vary to 15. So we can craft 3 or 4 times dark seeds in greenhouse, and still if we lucky enough we can get an average of 3 dark seeds everytime. That means we can grow 3 or 4 times dark plants everyday. And still if we are lucky enough to get 1 dark plant from dark garden everyday, that would be 4 or 5 dark plants everyday as a total output. to get 20 inscriptions, we need 3 different plants in total of 340, which means 85 days if we get 4 everyday, or 68 days if we get 5 everyday. But however, you can't always get the exact kind of plant you want all the time,so let's put a 10% more work to it if not less. That's between 74 - 93 days if we are lucky. And of course it's just for beginers, me and some other advanced players like me,we have enough stash to start from the middle.

So...if anyone who wonders when they can finish this quest, be prepared it will be a long turn.

And what about pile of seeds? I get those maybe maybe maybe 6 a day. Not nearly enough. The conservatory, farie respite and ivy's. If i manage a faeriebilb seed craft at the greenhouse i amy get a few, but that's holding up the greenhouse.
So this takes longer than you calculated, IMHO.

55lee55
05-09-14, 07:52 AM
This is why I have to hit this thread several times a day, especially in the a.m. Always a good laugh to start the day most of the time.

BTW...I thought of soap operas too at the mention of parentage. LOL.

To Belbar:
Just grab a nice cup of coffee & relax. I've done things like that more times than I'd like to mention.

To onemansmiracle:
It was mentioned further up in this thread that this one is a long term goal.

Thanks TL. I feel something's missing in my game when the goal book disappears.

I meant that to be a parody of soap operas so my job is done and QZ will need to kill me.:cool:

I too have collected from places that I will need to collect for a new quest. I am sure most of us have done this and all we can do is relax and not sweat it. One of the things I really like although at times it can be frustrating, is that our individual progress is entirely unscripted, and like real life we can make mistakes and learn from them. If we loose this element of chance and always get the things we need when we want them, I will probably lose interest very quickly and my Kingdom will start growing virtual cobwebs in the corners because I will be spending my time playing games that are based on luck because I personally enjoy these types of games the best. Plus what would we have to complain about if everything worked exactly as we wanted them to?

Just because this is a long term goal we will likely be mentioning it many times before we are all done with it.

I am adding my thanks as well TL , because I also miss my quest book when it disappears from my game! :D

NorthWoodsKingdom
05-09-14, 08:18 AM
1 trade ticket is given per dark plant trade. :p

Huzzah!! ..& thx 4 that confirmation! :)

...and great update TL! I like the long term goals that them old timers can't fly thru LOL
And the living tree is cute cute cute!
..btw, who at TL has such a *thing* for faces in trees??? Lol ;)

stuffedmounts
05-09-14, 09:18 AM
I know how you feel... I did the same thing!! :facepalm:
I've done it too. Sadly, more than a couple times. :\

belbar22
05-09-14, 09:43 AM
I've done it too. Sadly, more than a couple times. :\

Totally chilled about it though cos, it looks like it won't make any difference to my progression as I have so many plants to collect. :)

papatya0
05-09-14, 10:11 AM
Hi guys, where can I craft glimmer trap and glimmer pitcher? I tried it in the green house, but there was no plants, only glimmer dust ....

m1stery
05-09-14, 10:15 AM
Hi guys, where can I craft glimmer trap and glimmer pitcher? I tried it in the green house, but there was no plants, only glimmer dust ....

It's under Grow Dark Plant. After you collect from Greenhouse you will either get Glimmer trap, pitcher or rafflesia.

kooky panda
05-09-14, 10:24 AM
Hi guys, where can I craft glimmer trap and glimmer pitcher? I tried it in the green house, but there was no plants, only glimmer dust ....
Have you complete the Greselda goal yet?

http://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?65360-Castle-Story-02-13-2014-Update-Greselda-s-Beautiful-Dark-Garden&p=848633&viewfull=1#post848633

See post 1.

55lee55
05-09-14, 11:00 AM
..btw, who at TL has such a *thing* for faces in trees??? Lol ;)

Oh, you are so right and I totally missed it! There does seem to be a propensity for faces in trees and I agree they are cute cute cute!

I knew there was a reason that although I love my new tree it seemed a bit much when I placed mine next to my Goddess Tree and I needed to rotate it so the face didn't show to make it look balanced.

I really appreciate it when people make posts stating the obvious, because while it may be obvious to most people, I somehow miss the obvious more often than not and I read the forums looking for great comments like these that give me ah ha moments. Before I started reading this forum I was ignorant of many things, and the information I see posted greatly enriches not only my enjoyment of playing the game, but saves me much embarrassment because I find that someone has posted my question and there is a good answer, so I don't need to ask for an explanation!

I love the new tree, the new lengthy quest and the unveiling of our mystery woman and she even seems to have lost the mad serial killer eyes when I last saw her! May 2014 should go down in CS history as one of the most Epic for updates.

Thanks!

Rockylandia
05-09-14, 11:09 AM
Am I going to need to complete this quest to trigger new quests later on? Crazy as it sounds, I have held off on upgrading Griselda's garden and am reluctant to do so because I prefer the way it looks before the upgrade!

meme1098
05-09-14, 11:27 AM
Am I going to need to complete this quest to trigger new quests later on? Crazy as it sounds, I have held off on upgrading Griselda's garden and am reluctant to do so because I prefer the way it looks before the upgrade!

Are you getting any glimmer fragments, shards or dark plants when you collect from it? If not, I'd upgrade cause you need every stitch of shard or fragment you can lay your hands on for this quest.

cakeandpie
05-09-14, 12:14 PM
Oh my heavens, sooooooo many dark plants! :( I have SUCH a hard time getting Glimmer pitcher plants...took me sooooo long to be able to upgrade Griselda's dark garden! And now I need, what, 120 to finish this goal? *faints*

tigarlilyvol
05-09-14, 01:27 PM
Just realized you can have 2 greenhouses, this is me hitting head with hand.

my607
05-09-14, 04:25 PM
But the thing is that the greenhouse gives random plants. So, whatever you get may not be the plant you need that's the bad thing. I wished one plant trade can give you three inscriptions. This will take time to do.

zoo123g
05-09-14, 04:40 PM
love this update :)

Rockylandia
05-09-14, 05:08 PM
Just upgraded my royal maze so I could do this quest but I miss the pretty maze....

eepopp
05-09-14, 06:40 PM
1.Hell, Belladonna
Trade with Belladonna x 1 (Royal Exchange)
*Trade with Belladonna: Living wood x 15, Mushrooms x 30, Rat Tails x 15 (5Hrs)
Rewards: 1,400 Coins, 5 XP

2.Through the Grapevine
Visit Greselda's Castle x 1
Visit Greselda's Dark Garden x 1
Rewards: 1,400 Coins, 5 XP, unlocks "Send Belladonna Plants" Trade

3.Gifts For Bella
Send Belladonna Dark Plants x 1 (Royal Exchange)
*Send Belladonna Plants: Glimmer Trap Plant x 10, Glimmer Pitcher Plant x 6, Glimmer Rafflesia Plant x 1 (5Hrs)
**Every Send Belladonna Plants Trade comes with one Belladonna's Inscription
Rewards: 1,400 Coins, 5 XP

4.Wish You Were Here
Give Belladonna's Inscription x 1
Rewards: 1,400 Coins, 5 XP

5.Sister, Sister
Give Belladonna's Inscription x 20
Rewards: 10 Gems, 5 XP

The End

Send Belladonna Plants Trade item drops: Manticore Whisker, Vital Extract, Boar Tusks, Pile of Seeds, Rat Tail, Floral Glow, Faerie Jar, Dragon Scales, Gloden Apple, Feral Magic, Troll Horn

Picture of Belladonna's Inscription for reference:

http://i62.tinypic.com/f3rs4y.jpghttp://i58.tinypic.com/ay7w3n.jpg

pixsmith
05-09-14, 07:43 PM
Hey TL, thanks for this goal. It's great to have a long term goal again. And loving that we are using the plants again. Thank you.

papaservice
05-09-14, 08:18 PM
For 21 inscriptions you will need 21 rafflesias, as apparently you only get one inscription per trade.

Does anyone know if we still get trade tickets along with the Inscriptions as I'm still expanding my land.

outhouse01
05-09-14, 08:38 PM
Does anyone know if we still get trade tickets along with the Inscriptions as I'm still expanding my land.

Yes, a trade ticket comes with every trade, along with the inscription. Cheers

shambalaya
05-09-14, 10:05 PM
Am I going to need to complete this quest to trigger new quests later on? Crazy as it sounds, I have held off on upgrading Griselda's garden and am reluctant to do so because I prefer the way it looks before the upgrade!

We don't know yet, although it it probably safe to assume we'll hear more from Belladonna and that it is likely future questlines will require having at least started this one.
But I guess for now you can just stock up on dark plants and just begin the quest when you get close to maxing on glimmertrap plants.
Drops from the upgraded garden include glimmer fragments, shards, seeds and dark plants.

Anyuszko
05-10-14, 01:24 AM
5.Sister, Sister
Give Belladonna's Inscription x 20
Rewards: 10 Gems, 5 XP

The End



Hi shipower, are you sure this quest ends with step 5? I know you are a speed skipper (thank you for being), but you skipped part 5 as well?

(I know part 5 cant be skipped, but if you spend a LOT of gems, you can do it, with speeding up the trades and buying plants for gems.)


It is strange for me that TL did not write a single word about this questline, usually they show us the full quest before the upgrade released (at least the names of the parts of the quests), now we knew nothing about this questline before it started.

For me it seems that there is something "hidden" part(s) or rewards after this so-long questline.

belbar22
05-10-14, 01:26 AM
But the thing is that the greenhouse gives random plants. So, whatever you get may not be the plant you need that's the bad thing. I wished one plant trade can give you three inscriptions. This will take time to do.

I think it's great to have a long term goal to work on. I love this quest line.

shipower
05-10-14, 04:05 AM
Hi shipower, are you sure this quest ends with step 5? I know you are a speed skipper (thank you for being), but you skipped part 5 as well?

Yes, step 5 is the last one!

Few more items from the "Send Belladonna Plants" Trade: Creep Tooth, Bone, Skunku-pie

outhouse01
05-10-14, 04:10 AM
Belladonna is definitely Ivy's sister, she just gave me a Skunku-pie in the trade. I now have 2. What can I do with them, or are they just like the 6 purple hides I have that are not required for anything at this time.

LadyLolepere
05-10-14, 05:11 AM
I've traded with Belladonna 3⃣ times and still didn't get a skunkqupine pie

LadyLolepere
05-10-14, 05:14 AM
Can anyone tell me what quest gives you the gilded cage on the peninsula?

meme1098
05-10-14, 05:32 AM
Can anyone tell me what quest gives you the gilded cage on the peninsula?

You mean the crown sitting on the throne in the bottom corner? There isn't any expansion to that area yet. My feeling is it might be the end story of the ruler and being crowned eventually. So I don't want to go there for a long time. I want the story to continue towards the coastline, building a port, & sending trades/adventures across water.
But this could be a whole nother thread of its own.

On topic-I just need 18 more inscriptions & ran out of everything but rafflesia. I have 4 more but now need to stock pile the other 2.

outhouse01
05-10-14, 05:36 AM
I've traded with Belladonna 3⃣ times and still didn't get a skunkqupine pie

That's why they are called random drops. You get them, or you don't. Just to clarify, I was referring to the 'Send Belladonna Plants' trade that refers to this specific quest, where you get inscriptions.

You may be referring to the Bellandonna trade withs rats tails, living wood etc for the Fortubpne Teller tent. Completely different quest. Cheers

fesxdgdgsgfb
05-10-14, 07:54 AM
Anyone else having trouble growing glimmer trap plants? I've grown about 10 plants from dark seeds in the last couple of days and I've only gotten one and I only had one. At this rate I'll need to grow 100 plants to get the 10 I need for just one trade and that would mean literally thousands for all the inscriptions needed. That wouldn't mean long term; that would be loooooooooooooong term. Anyone else have a similar experience?

my607
05-10-14, 07:57 AM
Yes, I am and also not enough fertilizer on top of that. This is a long term goal.

Rockylandia
05-10-14, 08:21 AM
I seem to have a hard time growing anything except glimmer trap plants! It's the others that come slowly.

55lee55
05-10-14, 09:13 AM
Yes, I am and also not enough fertilizer on top of that. This is a long term goal.

Me too! In addition to the fertilizer shortage (which sounds almost as strange as 'You can't hold more fertilizer') Has anyone found themselves having to take a good look at their resource management techniques when during the five hour wait to exchange the dark plants for an inscription? I try to keep common items like milk, eggs, bacon, hides and fish close to being topped off and usually try to keep the trade in those items fairly constant. I find that when I replace a milk & egg exchange with a dark plant exchange I place myself in stasis on nearly every resource and have actually had to search for items to collect. This was compounded when I resurned after a full recharge with 40 energy was waiting, collected another 20 from Wizard Schools, cleared my buildings then I leveled up unexpectedly and found myself with nowhere to use the 80+ energy I found in my possession. I headed off a similar situation yesterday by doing two exchanges between the dark plant exchange, but the level up kinda snuck up on me.

Has anyone else found a paradigm shift in resource management occurring in their kingdom since we got this neat new quest! Can anyone offer suggestions to use up an excess of energy when your inventory is bursting at the seams and you can't even chop wood, mine stone, or even collect water without wasting it? I finally decided to have the Baron give me a random item that unless it is a rare drop I may not need it when the Baron shows up. That didn't really help much. It used up some things but didn't seem like a great move in retrospect.

I never thought to need to ask, but what would you do if your kingdom was fully expanded, you had no room for common items except for an egg here a bacon there, and you found yourself with significant extra energy?

Thanks!

MiniLaura
05-10-14, 09:39 AM
It is strange for me that TL did not write a single word about this questline, usually they show us the full quest before the upgrade released (at least the names of the parts of the quests), now we knew nothing about this questline before it started.

For me it seems that there is something "hidden" part(s) or rewards after this so-long questline.

Not really that strange. Aggwynn usually puts up the treads with the quest line titles and hints, but she is on vacation this week. So no one at TL put the update thread up. TL is not trying to be secretive or sneaky.

55lee55
05-10-14, 10:02 AM
Not really that strange. Aggwynn usually puts up the treads with the quest line titles and hints, but she is on vacation this week. So no one at TL put the update thread up. TL is not trying to be secretive or sneaky.

There is a 10 gem +experience reward shown on the first page of this thread and also in our quest book for completing 20 exchanges in the Sister, Sister quest. Although it has been stated that we can't buy our way through this one, it seems to be technically possible if a person pays up the dark plants in the exchange, sends it off, then spends again to finish early x 20 times. I doubt that even most of us that buy through will be willing to pay the cost in gems that it would take to buy this off in the third day of the quest, but if they do there is a clearly indicated reward waiting.

That TL didn't state the obvious about the end of a very long quest doesn't seem sneaky to me, especially since those of us who have this quest in our quest books can easily see what the reward for giving 20 Inscriptions to Griselda will be. It was also posted that Aggwynn was not posting the full information this week.

digikaatje
05-10-14, 11:17 AM
How do i get the inscription by step 5?

dw9893
05-10-14, 11:31 AM
You have to do the plant trade with her sister. Each trade will give you 1 inscription

LadyLolepere
05-10-14, 11:31 AM
You mean the crown sitting on the throne in the bottom corner? There isn't any expansion to that area yet. My feeling is it might be the end story of the ruler and being crowned eventually. So I don't want to go there for a long time. I want the story to continue towards the coastline, building a port, & sending trades/adventures across water.
But this could be a whole nother thread of its own.

On topic-I just need 18 more inscriptions & ran out of everything but rafflesia. I have 4 more but now need to stock pile the other 2.

I have no idea what inscriptions or rafflesia are! Looks like I have a lot to look forward to. You are correct that's exactly what I was referring to. Thanks for the response.

my607
05-10-14, 11:43 AM
Well, I keep getting trap plant when I need pitcher plant. This is annoying and running low on fertilizer too. Not all animals gives fertilizer every time.

meme1098
05-10-14, 12:45 PM
I have no idea what inscriptions or rafflesia are! Looks like I have a lot to look forward to. You are correct that's exactly what I was referring to. Thanks for the response.

Sorry...I thought you were doing this quest which requires those items. Thanks again TL for making such an interesting story game that actually has a story line.

Anyuszko
05-10-14, 12:50 PM
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Yes, step 5 is the last one!

Few more items from the "Send Belladonna Plants" Trade: Creep Tooth, Bone, Skunku-pie

Thank you but this time this all quest sem to be pointless: a long long quest for nothing? 10 gems are not really good reward for weeks of playing. A bonus building or something like this would be o. K.

olcastle
05-10-14, 02:20 PM
Thank you but this time this all quest sem to be pointless: a long long quest for nothing? 10 gems are not really good reward for weeks of playing. A bonus building or something like this would be o. K.

I thought I was the only one who wasn't happy with this quest. I think it's very tedious and boring. It's a mystery for me how 200 Glimmer Trap Plants could be fun for someone.

55lee55
05-10-14, 02:33 PM
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Thank you but this time this all quest sem to be pointless: a long long quest for nothing? 10 gems are not really good reward for weeks of playing. A bonus building or something like this would be o. K.

Why all the complaints not even three full days into what Griselda says may be revisited in three months? What's the hurry? We were told this is a long term quest. Is the thinking that we will all come to a dead stop and the world will pass us by if out of ten tries for a certain plant we don't always get the one's we want when we want them? That is what will make this an excellent long term quest!

I expect this will take me well over three months if I never miss a trade when possible and I don't put that kind of expectation on myself, so for me it may be six months or more. I am fine with that if that's what it takes.

I expect that we will get a bundle for purchase in July or August or maybe even sooner that contains either a number of plants ready to send on x Exchanges, or containing x Inscriptions for x$ and maybe a Living Tree thrown in.

I look at this quest as a great alternative to expanding, for experienced players who have finished expanding into the dark corners of our kingdoms. When I finished the last group of expansions I was also working on leveling both Wizard School to level 5. Since I completed those which were long term goals, I had nothing to look forward to doing in game except for the next part of ongoing weekly quests. We have all had rapid paced short quests coming to us weekly for months. Now we have a new long term quest. While I admit to a momentary feeling of dismay when I saw the math on this, I see the potential for a great long term quest we can do in the background.

Does anyone really think TL will leave us all hanging out growing dark plants for the next three months? i don't. I suspect that at least more than half of us are done with long quests and looking for more. We got more this week. May is not even half over and it was supposed to be EPIC! It has been so far and this week the Inscriptions are new and different. Am I the only one who expects a continuing of the storyline next week that will put this Inscription quest on the back burner as something we do between the more exciting weekly quests?

Let's give this a week or two before the serious bellyaching begins? We already know it will be revisited in the future. I would agree that this would be a lot for the reward if this was the whole pie, but I suspect this will be the slice on our back burners come this time next week, and we will be doing a lot more exciting stuff than sprouting seeds! Really! Keep the faith good neighbors, do you think this is all there is after the big drumroll? TL only gave us something to do with stuff we weren't using and couldn't have possibly have enough saved up even if we were maxed out. This quest requires fresh plants and no one has a significant head start even if they were full of everything. TL has done it again! I see this quest as an incredible long term background quest so most of us don't sit here with empty quest books.

I can't wait to see what next week's update brings!

fabulus12
05-10-14, 09:29 PM
Me too! In addition to the fertilizer shortage (which sounds almost as strange as 'You can't hold more fertilizer') Has anyone found themselves having to take a good look at their resource management techniques when during the five hour wait to exchange the dark plants for an inscription? I try to keep common items like milk, eggs, bacon, hides and fish close to being topped off and usually try to keep the trade in those items fairly constant. I find that when I replace a milk & egg exchange with a dark plant exchange I place myself in stasis on nearly every resource and have actually had to search for items to collect. This was compounded when I resurned after a full recharge with 40 energy was waiting, collected another 20 from Wizard Schools, cleared my buildings then I leveled up unexpectedly and found myself with nowhere to use the 80+ energy I found in my possession. I headed off a similar situation yesterday by doing two exchanges between the dark plant exchange, but the level up kinda snuck up on me.

Has anyone else found a paradigm shift in resource management occurring in their kingdom since we got this neat new quest! Can anyone offer suggestions to use up an excess of energy when your inventory is bursting at the seams and you can't even chop wood, mine stone, or even collect water without wasting it? I finally decided to have the Baron give me a random item that unless it is a rare drop I may not need it when the Baron shows up. That didn't really help much. It used up some things but didn't seem like a great move in retrospect.

I never thought to need to ask, but what would you do if your kingdom was fully expanded, you had no room for common items except for an egg here a bacon there, and you found yourself with significant extra energy?

Thanks!
I'm still collecting milk and eggs, which I'm making ice cream with. Or using for exchanges while I'm growing needed plants.

shambalaya
05-10-14, 10:11 PM
Me too! In addition to the fertilizer shortage (which sounds almost as strange as 'You can't hold more fertilizer') Has anyone found themselves having to take a good look at their resource management techniques when during the five hour wait to exchange the dark plants for an inscription? I try to keep common items like milk, eggs, bacon, hides and fish close to being topped off and usually try to keep the trade in those items fairly constant. I find that when I replace a milk & egg exchange with a dark plant exchange I place myself in stasis on nearly every resource and have actually had to search for items to collect. This was compounded when I resurned after a full recharge with 40 energy was waiting, collected another 20 from Wizard Schools, cleared my buildings then I leveled up unexpectedly and found myself with nowhere to use the 80+ energy I found in my possession. I headed off a similar situation yesterday by doing two exchanges between the dark plant exchange, but the level up kinda snuck up on me.

Has anyone else found a paradigm shift in resource management occurring in their kingdom since we got this neat new quest! Can anyone offer suggestions to use up an excess of energy when your inventory is bursting at the seams and you can't even chop wood, mine stone, or even collect water without wasting it? I finally decided to have the Baron give me a random item that unless it is a rare drop I may not need it when the Baron shows up. That didn't really help much. It used up some things but didn't seem like a great move in retrospect.

I never thought to need to ask, but what would you do if your kingdom was fully expanded, you had no room for common items except for an egg here a bacon there, and you found yourself with significant extra energy?

Thanks!

I never seem to have any problem using up an overflow of energy, even 150+
Water. With all the things requiring water and doing the jewellers exchange often, I can always collect from my 14 wells and ponds.
Tomatoes. Trying to get rid of catfish, I'm often low on tomatoes which only take 10 min to grow, excellent for a sudden energy overflow.
Eggs and milk. When my exchange is held up (Agnes, I'm looking at you!) It's time to get cooking. Noodles and ice cream are the best. Then I collect from my 20 chickens and 18 cows.
Mushrooms. I can't believe I was maxed on mushrooms for almost a year! Now I'm always in need of them for the feral lands feast and greenhouse. I have 8 mushroom circles out.
Wood. I also can't believe I used to be maxed on wood! I chop dead trees and spend excess energy buying and watering sap trees.
Pouring the energy into petals, glimmerdust and mushrooms and cooking up floral glow and vital extract needed to ake the 20 energy fairie elixir in the greenhouse.

55lee55
05-10-14, 11:44 PM
Thanks fabulus12 and shambalaya! These are all great ideas!

14 wells and ponds? I have 4 wells and five regular ponds and the Swampy Pond in my kingdom and I seem to be full of water most of the time. I don't use my Mermaid Pond because it takes up room that I need right now. I find myself crafting Mythic Essence when I won't be home for awhile. I think I had ten bottles in inventory the last time I checked on it. I doubt I will need that much or more, but this game is full of surprises. I might want to consider getting either some new wells or ponds or a few more of both. Thanks for the great advice!

digikaatje
05-11-14, 01:21 AM
Step 5:
Give 20x Belladonna's Inscription (Cant be skipped, reward 10 gems)[/QUOTE]
Thank you for the answer

shambalaya
05-11-14, 01:24 AM
Step 5:
Give 20x Belladonna's Inscription (Cant be skipped, reward 10 gems)
Can anyone tell me how i get the inscription with step 5?


By doing the dark plant exchange 20 times... long term goal :-)

DrP4ever
05-11-14, 01:26 AM
I am still working on expansions so I will be getting my trade tickets this way. Will be interesting to see what happens next!

No longer finding it interesting and possibly exciting, see below.

Ajekiek
05-11-14, 01:37 AM
I have done the plants trade for Belladonna 3 times, but not received any inscriptions!
Anyone else experiencing this problem?

DrP4ever
05-11-14, 02:06 AM
I have done the plants trade for Belladonna 3 times, but not received any inscriptions!
Anyone else experiencing this problem?

Just completed my second trade but did NOT get an inscription. No it wasn't a synch issue. I'm not impressed. It takes an undeliverable amount of time and effort to craft for this and no inscription t. If this happens again I will have to call this game quits most likely, which is sad. I have enjoyed it. Seriously just getting one inscription is bad, not having the resources drop and no way to make the seeds is ridiculous on its own if it is going to take months to complete but not getting the required drop is just wrong, wrong, wrong.

SpiritWind00
05-11-14, 05:26 AM
I've only done 1 trade so far, but I did get one inscription. The info so far released leads us to believe you're suppose to get one every time. I'd either email support or put a post in bugs thread and get them to check your game if you haven't done so already. That is grossly unfair to you both. I hope it can get sorted out and you be recompensed. I'll look out with interest for the resolution to this... Good luck!

Ajekiek
05-11-14, 08:35 AM
I've only done 1 trade so far, but I did get one inscription. The info so far released leads us to believe you're suppose to get one every time. I'd either email support or put a post in bugs thread and get them to check your game if you haven't done so already. That is grossly unfair to you both. I hope it can get sorted out and you be recompensed. I'll look out with interest for the resolution to this... Good luck!

Thanks, will do! Thought it maybe was a rare drop, but apparently not.

55lee55
05-11-14, 09:44 AM
Thanks, will do! Thought it maybe was a rare drop, but apparently not.

Yes, you may have a bug if you didn't get an Inscription. I thought that I didn't get one either on the first time did the exchange, but I found it in my inventory even though I missed seeing it drop. Is the Inscription listed in the flash of the list telling what was given with the drop? I have done it three times since I got the Sister, Sister quest, but only found it once in my inventory and while I saw the trade ticket pop out, I don't recall what the inscription looks like or even if it is in the list, but I know I've received one for every quest because it shows up on the countdown in my quest book when I push the quest button. Can someone who knows how post a picture if possible of that second or two when we see the list and the little pictures of what we collected? It would require someone with quicker reflexes than I possess to snap a picture of that rare moment. Maybe if we could see how the Inscription presents in that list, we will know what we are looking for. I am still not sure what it looks like at the moment it drops although I have one I got from my last trip that I haven't turned in yet. So yes, I have questioned if it was a rare drop, and discovered I got one for each exchange, but it is easy to miss and get moved to a handy hiding place in my inventory.

zoo123g
05-11-14, 10:16 AM
how long is "long term" like months maybe?

plby
05-11-14, 10:29 AM
I thought I was the only one who wasn't happy with this quest. I think it's very tedious and boring. It's a mystery for me how 200 Glimmer Trap Plants could be fun for someone.

You're far from the only one. It's quite a few of us who are unhappy with this dead end, energy hog of a goal.

plby
05-11-14, 10:29 AM
how long is "long term" like months maybe?

3 months according to the in game goal description

shambalaya
05-11-14, 11:37 AM
I think the drop rate for glimmer rafflesia increased. I got 3 today!

55lee55
05-11-14, 11:58 AM
I think the drop rate for glimmer rafflesia increased. I got 3 today!

This may be true as I have read elsewhere that drop rates may be increased when an item is needed for a current quest. I have been getting more Rafflesia as well, but in my case I suspect it is because I am now actively crafting to make fresh plants for this quest so it may be that the overall drop rase hasn't changed but I am actively crafting as soon as I can to make dark plants for this quest. I might also notice an increase in them because I am keeping my greenhouses working overtime to make sprouts, while before this I was not using them very often. But yes, I have found more since this quest began regardless of the reason. Awesome!

55lee55
05-11-14, 12:21 PM
You're far from the only one. It's quite a few of us who are unhappy with this dead end, energy hog of a goal.

Sorry for two posts in a row, but I mess up when I try to make one post reply to two different posts. I expect experience will help me get the hang of it.

I agree with what you've said here even though I kind of like it many others don't after less than a week into it, and I am wondering, is this truly something that everyone must complete no matter how onerous they find it, or is this long term quest aimed at those of us who were becoming frustrated with not having a quest book in the corner? Can someone simply not participate in dark plant exchanges if they have other matters to tend to or even if they just don't like to do this part?

I guess what I am asking is does this quest exist as a barrier to continuing on with the main storyline, therefore mandatory, or is it a snub to keep people like me busy and will end with the gem and experience reward or shortly thereafter? If it is not a stub aimed at giving the quest-less a long term quest to keep busy in the down time between exciting short quests is there going to be a door back to the main storyline if it does prove to be something that many, maybe most can't see themselves ever finishing?

Is there word from Team Lava about these concerns yet, or will we have to wait and see where the storyline takes us?

Thanks!

maguar
05-11-14, 02:06 PM
I have done the plants trade for Belladonna 3 times, but not received any inscriptions!
Anyone else experiencing this problem?


Just completed my second trade but did NOT get an inscription. No it wasn't a synch issue. I'm not impressed. It takes an undeliverable amount of time and effort to craft for this and no inscription t. If this happens again I will have to call this game quits most likely, which is sad. I have enjoyed it. Seriously just getting one inscription is bad, not having the resources drop and no way to make the seeds is ridiculous on its own if it is going to take months to complete but not getting the required drop is just wrong, wrong, wrong.

Sorry to ask the obvious (just trying to cover bases) but you definitely did the Send Belladonna Plants trade and note the trade with Belladonna? If you definitely did the plant one I would email support@teamlava.com and ask them to check your game.

Ajekiek
05-11-14, 03:28 PM
Sorry to ask the obvious (just trying to cover bases) but you definitely did the Send Belladonna Plants trade and note the trade with Belladonna? If you definitely did the plant one I would email support@teamlava.com and ask them to check your game.

Hi maguar, tx for asking, but 100% certain about the dark plants trade! I'll have my game checked. Just waiting for next plant trade to finish and find out if it happens again. At least and most important I got my trade tickets! yeeah!

zoo123g
05-11-14, 03:38 PM
wow 3 months is a long time :) but its good to have a long term goal :)

my607
05-11-14, 03:49 PM
I can't get a pitcher plant I end up getting trap plant mostly. Now I don't have enough of the glimmer items. So I have to wait for that. Yes, this goal is time consuming and it will take three months or more at the rate I'm going.

Queenzod
05-11-14, 04:12 PM
It's really fine with me to have this kind of non-goal goal. It gives me something to do with the seeds and glimmerbits that come from the gate and Lady G's castle. I figure I'll be lucky to send out one exchange a week! That's cool. I'm kinda enjoying having a break from all the intensive goals we've had nonstop over the past few months. It's good, it's different, it's low key. TL rarely takes a misstep in game play, IMO.

DrP4ever
05-11-14, 06:57 PM
Yes, I most definitely did the plants. Just sent another one and hope I get one this time. I now have no seeds so can't make dark seed so won't be doing another for a long time. Not getting the drops to make the items so I can make plants. So frustrating.

Edit: no glimmer fragments either. Sad.

my607
05-11-14, 07:38 PM
Join the club I'm there too no fragments and etc.

DrP4ever
05-11-14, 09:09 PM
Just collected from the castle, which you can only collect from every 22 hours, it gave one fragment. This won't be a three month goal it will be a 3 year goal!

gfbnm
05-12-14, 12:10 AM
Game deleted. Nothing to achieve and i dont speed up. Good luck everybody

echowuuu
05-12-14, 12:25 AM
Just collected from the castle, which you can only collect from every 22 hours, it gave one fragment. This won't be a three month goal it will be a 3 year goal!

glimmer gate has a 2hrs timer. you get most of your fragments from there.

Anyuszko
05-12-14, 12:39 AM
Why all the complaints not even three full days into what Griselda says may be revisited in three months? What's the hurry? We were told this is a long term quest. Is the thinking that we will all come to a dead stop and the world will pass us by if out of ten tries for a certain plant we don't always get the one's we want when we want them? That is what will make this an excellent long term quest!


Hi 55lee55, I dont mind if a quest is long, and takes a lot of stocked items or so. It is fun, ok. The only thing I complain is the "reward" of the quest. 10 gems for an at least 3 months long quest, really? When I loose 10-20 gems regularly because of gemtraps? Do you really think 10 gems are a notable reward for making it thru?

If the reward would be opening a new tradeline, or building up a 3rd kitchen, or building up a new building or decoration or whatever (also, this way your neighbours can see that you completed the quest), that would be a fair reward for such a long time goal.

Again, I am not against long term goals. I regularly advice TL that they should run long term goals (my advice was an unique building, that cost a lot, such as 99 mithrils or so, and also upgrades would cost a lot - that would be a nice adventure for old players). My only complain is, that if a long time goal goes for nothing, then the goal itself becomes pointless.

1Peter1Pan1
05-12-14, 01:22 AM
Anyuszko: It's long time goal. Let's hope that within the time TL'll prepare new quest in this line with nice reward. Maybe Belladonna can move to our kingdoms ;)

katbtodd
05-12-14, 04:12 AM
Game deleted. Nothing to achieve and i dont speed up. Good luck everybody

There is always next weeks up date

ShibuyaCloth
05-12-14, 05:03 AM
This will be a long quest... I had heaps of plants and all materials maxed, but this will just be a long haul. My resource issue now: dung, er... fertilizer !!!! Well at last it give me time until next update. Same as for the extensions, still not finished (missing 5 expansion tickets)

freesiawoods
05-12-14, 08:20 AM
Yay to long term quests. I was getting bored of the game as for some reason trolls bore me (too green?). Just noticed this new questline and immediately my interest pricked up again, though I shall be doing things leisurely.

I have been running low on fertilizer for some reason. It seems that pigs do not drop them, only cows and sheep? Just brought out my second conservatory from storage as it seems I will need to start collecting seeds again (maxed out long ago).

jptheripper
05-12-14, 09:14 AM
I now have six conservatories, just for fertilizer,

And I am out of dark seeds. And glimmer parts. Ugh. Is there any where to get glimmer parts except the gate and castle? Feels like this will take years. I was maxed on everything, have only done two trades and all supplies exhausted. We are supposed to do 20?

shambalaya
05-12-14, 09:19 AM
I now have six conservatories, just for fertilizer,

And I am out of dark seeds. And glimmer parts. Ugh. Is there any where to get glimmer parts except the gate and castle? Feels like this will take years. I was maxed on everything, have only done two trades and all supplies exhausted. We are supposed to do 20?

You can get all the fertilizer you need from cows! Glimmer parts occationally drop from Greseldas garden.
I would like to know... where can I get more patience? :-D

Queenzod
05-12-14, 09:29 AM
You can get all the fertilizer you need from cows! Glimmer parts occationally drop from Greseldas garden.
I would like to know... where can I get more patience? :-D

You can get more by working on this quest! Lol! Kinda weird, right? You get more by doing the thing that irritates you so you can get less irritated...

brandonu
05-12-14, 10:52 AM
With the huge requirement for glimmer parts for this quest, plus the old cap on glimmer parts which was 30-40 for shards and fragments, it would be nice to have a one time bulk gift for all the glimmer parts I collected in the past that I couldn't keep/use.

In addition to this, I think the requirements for forging adamant should change. There is no way to craft it with this quest line active unless you want tragically misuse inventory.

ShibuyaCloth
05-12-14, 11:09 AM
With the huge requirement for glimmer parts for this quest, plus the old cap on glimmer parts which was 30-40 for shards and fragments, it would be nice to have a one time bulk gift for all the glimmer parts I collected in the past that I couldn't keep/use.

In addition to this, I think the requirements for forging adamant should change. There is no way to craft it with this quest line active unless you want tragically misuse inventory.

I see the adamant craft only for high end user that just don't know what to do with all their Mirthil.

ghjvcucjb
05-12-14, 11:14 AM
I've done the trade 2 x and have not received any inscriptions. Am I'm missing something?

ghjvcucjb
05-12-14, 11:18 AM
Sorry to ask the obvious (just trying to cover bases) but you definitely did the Send Belladonna Plants trade and note the trade with Belladonna? If you definitely did the plant one I would email support@teamlava.com and ask them to check your game.

Posted before I saw this. I sent the correct trade twice since Thursday. and no inscription. Tried to GIVE in goal and it shows 0.

brandonu
05-12-14, 11:53 AM
I see the adamant craft only for high end user that just don't know what to do with all their Mirthil.

That was historically the case. I have 61 mithril at the moment, but will be maxed out soon enough because I can't forge adamant anymore because it requires 30 each of glimmer fragments and glimmer shards and all of those resources are going to dark plants now, as you would expect.

ConnectFire611
05-12-14, 12:21 PM
Would it be possible for pigs and stables to drop fertilizer, or increase the ratio of drops from cows and sheep as I often collect from ten cows and only get 1-3 fertilizers.

katbtodd
05-12-14, 12:36 PM
stables any ways ,,,, please

esmerelda35
05-12-14, 12:41 PM
I for one am enjoying the long-term nature of this request. It's supposed to be long-term. It'll happen over time. I've only got two inscriptions so far, so I definitely have a long way to go, but it's something to work on in between doing other things in the king/queendom. And yes, i have completed all my other quests too, just have this one to go, but TL has been excellent of late in getting out weekly updates, so this Thursday I'm sure we'll have another update that we can concentrate on, and hopefully all the grumbling about this one will go away :)

Queenzod
05-12-14, 02:12 PM
That was historically the case. I have 61 mithril at the moment, but will be maxed out soon enough because I can't forge adamant anymore because it requires 30 each of glimmer fragments and glimmer shards and all of those resources are going to dark plants now, as you would expect.

Yup. That's a problem! I'm going to be maxed on mithril in a couple of days. I've done the adamant forge twice now but that's out now until this dark plant thing gets done, which will be months. Meanwhile, I bought a mithril dragon when it came out so I could boost my adamant numbers. It's a booger trying to keep all these things in balance! With the vast quantities of glimmerbits now going to the dark plants, there's now a huge imbalance. I'm short on fragments the most. They'll prolly come out with a new item, a Glimmer Vacumn, to suck more bits out of the woods. It'll be in the stores for 120 gems.

I'm not really mad, it's just when you get a nice rhythm happening, something comes along and changes it!

maguar
05-12-14, 02:50 PM
For those not getting the inscriptions I've a couple more questions

1) Youre definitely not seeing this in your inventory?
http://i62.tinypic.com/f3rs4y.jpghttp://i58.tinypic.com/ay7w3n.jpg

2) When you press give in the goal book the number doesn't go up? (It won't unless you give)

3) You've tried force closing and checking your inventory again or pressed the give button?

ghjvcucjb
05-12-14, 04:23 PM
For those not getting the inscriptions I've a couple more questions

1) Youre definitely not seeing this in your inventory?
http://i62.tinypic.com/f3rs4y.jpghttp://i58.tinypic.com/ay7w3n.jpg

2) When you press give in the goal book the number doesn't go up? (It won't unless you give)

3) You've tried force closing and checking your inventory again or pressed the give button?

1. Yes, NOT seeing it in my inventory
2. Yes, when I press GIVE in goal book it does NOT go up
3. Yes. Have tried numerous times since Thursday.

Also I sent out a trade on Thursday with the flowers I already had on hand. Had enough for two trades. When I collected the next day, no inscription so I thought I might have sent the wrong trade. I sent out another and made sure I did the correct one. When it came back no inscription. Thought maybe I was suppose to get the inscription somewhere else so came here to read and couldn't find any other place to get it so went back to send out another trade and realized I didn't have enough plants, which was strange since I had enough to do two trades and if I had sent out the wrong one at first then should have enough for at least one more. So started crafting more. Sent one out yesterday, collected this morning and no inscription but did get a trade ticket. So officially two trades without inscriptions, unofficially probably three.

55lee55
05-12-14, 04:28 PM
You can get all the fertilizer you need from cows! Glimmer parts occationally drop from Greseldas garden.
I would like to know... where can I get more patience? :-D


I could use a bit of patience myself!



You can get more by working on this quest! Lol! Kinda weird, right? You get more by doing the thing that irritates you so you can get less irritated...


Queenzod you are very wise! This approach has worked for me in the past, so it should work here as well. Thanks!



I for one am enjoying the long-term nature of this request. It's supposed to be long-term. It'll happen over time. I've only got two inscriptions so far, so I definitely have a long way to go, but it's something to work on in between doing other things in the king/queendom. And yes, i have completed all my other quests too, just have this one to go, but TL has been excellent of late in getting out weekly updates, so this Thursday I'm sure we'll have another update that we can concentrate on, and hopefully all the grumbling about this one will go away :)


I support everything you said Esmerelda! You are also very wise!



Yup. That's a problem!...


...I'm not really mad, it's just when you get a nice rhythm happening, something comes along and changes it!


Thanks Queenzod, for giving me guidance with more words of wisdom!



Would it be possible for pigs and stables to drop fertilizer, or increase the ratio of drops from cows and sheep as I often collect from ten cows and only get 1-3 fertilizers.

These are good questions, ConnectFire611! I remember someone from TL indicating that while there are no immediate plans to change the drop rates in general, and that the drop rates are never decreased, but that sometimes TL increases drop rates when a particular item is needed for a new quest.

Although there are several different items needed to initiate an exchange of dark plants for an Inscription, I don't support increasing the drop rate for Dark Seeds, because they can be crafted. Likewise, I don't see a compelling reason for raising the drop rates for anything other than fertilizer because the whole reasoning behind having a long quest like this is that it is needs to challenging for everyone, which means that there has to be somewhat of a strain on resources so that there is a reasonable expectation that it will take some time to complete.

I consider fertilizer to be a basic stocked ingredient, and also the least rare to obtain. By itself it has very little intrinsic value, but this quest suddenly requires massive amounts of this resource and I like others ran into a shortage almost immediately. It appears to me that fertilizer is the bottleneck here, and others may differ. Previously, the drop rate has always been comparable if not exactly the same as the drop rates for say fish, and the need for it previously was roughly in amounts again, comparable to fish, and until now I consider the drop of fertilize to be appropriate to the demand for it.

With the introduction of the Sister, Sister quest the demand for fertilizer has changed drastically. Suddenly we are asked to consistently provide fertilizer in large amounts comparable to the amounts of guaranteed drop items such as water, milk and eggs. The supply is suddenly in deficit and as this is not a one time deal, it will continue to be in deficit unless something is changed. I am being forced to make a decision to either waste large amounts of milk to obtain small amounts of fertilizer, or because the drop rate that is still apparently unchanged, I can choose to send milk and eggs out in repeated exchanges in order free up my cattle so I don't waste milk, but repeated exchanges, while freeing my cows to produce more milk so that I can hope to collect enough fertilizer, I find myself not only needing to enlarge my cattle herd, but additionally find a deficit in eggs. If it were just a matter of collecting more milk, the drop rate of fertilizer, while causing a stressful deficit during the process of collecting the other materials needed to do this quest, will likely extend the time needed to finish this quest, and while uncomfortable, I could live with it and it would not place an undue stress for me because I have a large herd of cattle and and since I am a millionaire ( In my kingdom and not in real life, darn it!) I can afford to buy more cows. I have a real estate shortage in my kingdom so some decorations would probably be in storage until completion of this quest, but that is related to my asset management priorities and everyone will have their own priorities.

What I find harder to accept gracefully is the forced deficit of eggs, an item unconnected to providing materials for this quest. Unless I am missing another outlet to draw down my milk so that I don't waste my energy, without affecting my egg supply, I will find that to avoid waste and maintain my supply of eggs I will hit this bottleneck often, at least once but more likely for me, maybe several times between Dark Plants exchanges.

I am not sure what the solution would be, but I could get behind the suggestion to raise the drop rates of fertilizer, at this time. I am equally willing to wait for next week's update because my experience in playing the storyline indicates that there is a good possibility that soon TL will provide me with alternatives that I can't predict.

Right now, in my kingdom, I see an unwieldy imbalance of assets needed to do this quest. I am uncertain about continuing to use my present asset management strategy and I see a need for change. It is probable that the change will need to come from me and the way I manage my kingdom. I would like to see equity in fertilizer because I am in a bottleneck and right now it feels like I am being asked to repeatedly spend a limited resource in amounts more regularly required of me when I am asked for a guaranteed drop like milk.

Ultimately, I will need to solve my asset management issues within my kingdom without help from TL. I am stating what I observe in my kingdom. Your results may vary ;-)

SparklyOctopus
05-12-14, 04:43 PM
1. Yes, NOT seeing it in my inventory
2. Yes, when I press GIVE in goal book it does NOT go up
3. Yes. Have tried numerous times since Thursday.

Also I sent out a trade on Thursday with the flowers I already had on hand. Had enough for two trades. When I collected the next day, no inscription so I thought I might have sent the wrong trade. I sent out another and made sure I did the correct one. When it came back no inscription. Thought maybe I was suppose to get the inscription somewhere else so came here to read and couldn't find any other place to get it so went back to send out another trade and realized I didn't have enough plants, which was strange since I had enough to do two trades and if I had sent out the wrong one at first then should have enough for at least one more. So started crafting more. Sent one out yesterday, collected this morning and no inscription but did get a trade ticket. So officially two trades without inscriptions, unofficially probably three.

We took a look at your account and see 1 Belladonna's Inscription. Can you refresh your game and check your inventory again?

jptheripper
05-12-14, 05:13 PM
for me, fertilizer is not an issue. we can buy more conservatories, more cows, etc..

its the glimmer pieces. I have completely exhausted my dark seeds, and I cant craft any more because I dont have shards and fragments. And nothing we can purchase (gems or silver) provides shards, only the gate and castle. And they do not provide nearly enough. At this rate I can do 1-2 dark seed crafts a day (10 of each piece). That results in 4-6 seeds. So Max, 2 plants.

that means the 200+120+10 = 330 plants that are needed will take 165 days, or half a year of hourly gate collections. Not really my idea of fun.

DrP4ever
05-12-14, 05:15 PM
Weirdly, I just logged into my game again and now have all my missing inscriptions, there were several. And some missing exchange tickets too. Synced into a new WiFi and they came with this synch. No idea why this would make a difference but I have lots of things I was missing. Strange!

55lee55
05-12-14, 05:40 PM
Weirdly, I just logged into my game again and now have all my missing inscriptions, there were several. And some missing exchange tickets too. Synced into a new WiFi and they came with this synch. No idea why this would make a difference but I have lots of things I was missing. Strange!

It is strange, but in a good way! Glad you found the missing items!

stuffedmounts
05-12-14, 05:49 PM
You can get all the fertilizer you need from cows! Glimmer parts occationally drop from Greseldas garden.
I would like to know... where can I get more patience? :-D
I currently have 12 cows. Every time I collect from all of them I receive 1-2 on average. 3 if I'm really lucky. I had 4 conservatories but added 2 more. Fertilizer is there but you're going to have to waste a lot of energy to get it, and you'll need to have enough resources to collect it from on the board. Getting the glimmer parts is a whole other story. Because this quest is so daunting & monotonous, I've decided to put it on the back burner. I'd rather work on maxing out my expansion permits than a long-term quest with no big payoff in the end. To each their own.

Queenzod
05-12-14, 06:10 PM
for me, fertilizer is not an issue. we can buy more conservatories, more cows, etc..

its the glimmer pieces. I have completely exhausted my dark seeds, and I cant craft any more because I dont have shards and fragments. And nothing we can purchase (gems or silver) provides shards, only the gate and castle. And they do not provide nearly enough. At this rate I can do 1-2 dark seed crafts a day (10 of each piece). That results in 4-6 seeds. So Max, 2 plants.

that means the 200+120+10 = 330 plants that are needed will take 165 days, or half a year of hourly gate collections. Not really my idea of fun.

I'm with you! It's the glimmerbits, and for me, the fragments. And, your calculations hold if you get the mix/ratio of plants you need! If you end up with the wrong ratio, it'll take even longer. My only suggestion is just to keep plugging away when you get enough of something to craft the next something, and focus on your other goals. This isn't a goal you can really work on in any concentrated kind of way. Maybe TL will address the glimmerbits problem with future updates. If not, we can talk again next year. :)

freesiawoods
05-12-14, 09:56 PM
Really wish I had grown more plants ahead, but there was no way of knowing that so many would be needed. I even stopped collecting from the glimmergate and let myself get maxed on shards and fragments.

It would be great if stables could also drop some poop for us.

EBJW
05-12-14, 11:09 PM
This quest will take a looooooooong time for me too. I'm not only having a problem with collecting enough glimmer shards and fragments, but also with the random drop of plants. From the beginning I always had problems with the pitcher plant, and still. I now have:

glimmer trap plants: 18
glimmer pitcher plant: 0
glimmer rafflesia: 4

I am able to play throughout the day, usually, but in this rate I just can't finish within 3 months.

I really hope there is a positive surprise coming our way unexpectedly (extra necessary items in adventures, collecting other buildings etc.) or Belladonna decides 3 months is way too little and gives us all the time we need, or else some of us will end up dreaming (or nightmaring...?!) of dark plants :cool:

dragoniakingdom
05-13-14, 12:41 AM
This quest will take a looooooooong time for me too. I'm not only having a problem with collecting enough glimmer shards and fragments, but also with the random drop of plants. From the beginning I always had problems with the pitcher plant, and still. I now have:

glimmer trap plants: 18
glimmer pitcher plant: 0
glimmer rafflesia: 4

I am able to play throughout the day, usually, but in this rate I just can't finish within 3 months.

I really hope there is a positive surprise coming our way unexpectedly (extra necessary items in adventures, collecting other buildings etc.) or Belladonna decides 3 months is way too little and gives us all the time we need, or else some of us will end up dreaming (or nightmaring...?!) of dark plants :cool:

I am having the exact same problem,with a slight twist,a different plant (incidentally the same plant that I had to wait weeks on when upgrading the garden):

Glimmer Trap Plant - 27
Glimmer Pitcher Plant - 14
Glimmer Rafflesia - 0

Have not been able to do a single trade yet,so in a way thankful that this is a long term quest.:rolleyes:

ShibuyaCloth
05-13-14, 01:35 AM
That was historically the case. I have 61 mithril at the moment, but will be maxed out soon enough because I can't forge adamant anymore because it requires 30 each of glimmer fragments and glimmer shards and all of those resources are going to dark plants now, as you would expect.

Well, I prefer skip a dark seed growth then lose Mirthil, this metal has much higher value. Now should I max out Adamant (probably in in a couple of month, I have only 58 pieces, growing 1-2 per week) I will also have finished this quest. This quest is just a very long haul, like the expansions. Makes you hooked for some time.

echowuuu
05-13-14, 02:03 AM
I v been preparing for this but didn't expect we need this much plants. Currently 9/20 and I m all out now.

ciarjen
05-13-14, 02:15 AM
With the huge requirement for glimmer parts for this quest, plus the old cap on glimmer parts which was 30-40 for shards and fragments, it would be nice to have a one time bulk gift for all the glimmer parts I collected in the past that I couldn't keep/use.

In addition to this, I think the requirements for forging adamant should change. There is no way to craft it with this quest line active unless you want tragically misuse inventory.


That was historically the case. I have 61 mithril at the moment, but will be maxed out soon enough because I can't forge adamant anymore because it requires 30 each of glimmer fragments and glimmer shards and all of those resources are going to dark plants now, as you would expect.


I have the same problem. A week ago I was able to keep my shards/fragments close to max. I collect from the gate every two hours but now my resources have been depleted by making the dark seeds.

I have 91 mithril in stock and have been forging adamant to keep it below max but now I can't. I was happy to pay the gems to buy 2 mithril dragons so that I didn't go short of mithril but now I am in a situation where I will either just have to waste the mithril or not do the Belladonna quest and because I have paid all those gems, I am not happy about wasting the mithril.


Please TL would you review the requirements for forging adamant in light of this new quest and need for shards/fragments.

shambalaya
05-13-14, 04:13 AM
I had enough plants for 6 trades, now I'm down to waiting for the glimmer bits and making 3 plants a day.
I was wondering if TL would bring out a gem glimmer waterfall or something for people who want to move faster through this quest... I would only buy a gem source of glimmerbits if it were really beautiful or if we needed the glimmer parts for more than this quest and adamant crafting, otherwise I'm content to learn patience :-)

Maybe Greseldas fountain could start dropping glimmer bits?

brandonu
05-13-14, 06:08 AM
I just completed another dark plant trade and had two Belladonna inscriptions in my inventory. I am working (lol), so I didn't actually watch the collection on screen to know if I received two inscriptions from this single trade or if it was a sync issue from a prior Belladonna trade (non dark plant). Is it possible that inscriptions are now being dropped by the regular Belladonna trade?

As a note, I had been redeeming my inscriptions as I went along. This was the fourth dark plant trade for me.

katbtodd
05-13-14, 08:04 AM
I have the same problem. A week ago I was able to keep my shards/fragments close to max. I collect from the gate every two hours but now my resources have been depleted by making the dark seeds.

I have 91 mithril in stock and have been forging adamant to keep it below max but now I can't. I was happy to pay the gems to buy 2 mithril dragons so that I didn't go short of mithril but now I am in a situation where I will either just have to waste the mithril or not do the Belladonna quest and because I have paid all those gems, I am not happy about wasting the mithril.


Please TL would you review the requirements for forging adamant in light of this new quest and need for shards/fragments.

And I have 97 and red fragments are not droping ,,,

jptheripper
05-13-14, 08:26 AM
I'm with you! It's the glimmerbits, and for me, the fragments. And, your calculations hold if you get the mix/ratio of plants you need! If you end up with the wrong ratio, it'll take even longer. My only suggestion is just to keep plugging away when you get enough of something to craft the next something, and focus on your other goals. This isn't a goal you can really work on in any concentrated kind of way. Maybe TL will address the glimmerbits problem with future updates. If not, we can talk again next year. :)


What other goals?

We definitely need a source of glimmer bits, and lots of them

NorthWoodsKingdom
05-13-14, 09:30 AM
What other goals?

We definitely need a source of glimmer bits, and lots of them

...the new goals you will get with Thursday's update! :)

ghjvcucjb
05-13-14, 11:30 AM
We took a look at your account and see 1 Belladonna's Inscription. Can you refresh your game and check your inventory again?

Yes, the one inscription showed up last night. Thank you. Only the one though...

Queenzod
05-13-14, 11:31 AM
What other goals?

We definitely need a source of glimmer bits, and lots of them

I meant your own personal goals! One of mine is to max out on all glues. I've got 60 simple glues, about 30 builders paste, 25 architects paste and 35 magic cement so far. It seems all I do is make glue! I think Maguar said she finally has 99 architects paste (I'm prolly getting it wrong) and that's impressive!

Anyway, that's what I meant. :)

ShibuyaCloth
05-13-14, 11:53 AM
I meant your own personal goals! One of mine is to max out on all glues. I've got 60 simple glues, about 30 builders paste, 25 architects paste and 35 magic cement so far. It seems all I do is make glue! I think Maguar said she finally has 99 architects paste (I'm prolly getting it wrong) and that's impressive!

Anyway, that's what I meant. :)

LOL I have the same goal ;) Well I am far from it. Right now:
Simple Glue: 94
Super Glue: 84
Builder's Paste: 90
Architect's Paste: 56
Magic Cement: 55

Note the Glues are easy to get, so I never max them since you get them form many sources.

BTW to have all sticky stuff at 100 you will need an insane amount of resources:
Sap: 27,200
Water: 6,100
Glimmer Dust: 10,300
Wood: 17,500
Living Wood: 1,500
Mermaid Scales: 1,500
Silver Ore: 1,500
Gold: 1,500,000

Queenzod
05-13-14, 12:08 PM
Wow! I am well impressed! That's a lot of glue! I keep hovering around 30-35 on most of mine, and can't seem to break thru that barrier yet to match your numbers. I'll keep at it, tho. With not enough glimmerbits to work with on the other goal, what else is there to do? :)


LOL I have the same goal ;) Well I am far from it. Right now:
Simple Glue: 94
Super Glue: 84
Builder's Paste: 90
Architect's Paste: 56
Magic Cement: 55

Note the Glues are easy to get, so I never max them since you get them form many sources.

BTW to have all sticky stuff at 100 you will need an insane amount of resources:
Sap: 27,200
Water: 6,100
Glimmer Dust: 10,300
Wood: 17,500
Living Wood: 1,500
Mermaid Scales: 1,500
Silver Ore: 1,500
Gold: 1,500,000

ShibuyaCloth
05-13-14, 12:31 PM
Wow! I am well impressed! That's a lot of glue! I keep hovering around 30-35 on most of mine, and can't seem to break thru that barrier yet to match your numbers. I'll keep at it, tho. With not enough glimmerbits to work with on the other goal, what else is there to do? :)

I am working since a year on that goal, but not full time. With the sap tree it is gaining some steam. I also do the expansions, Belladonna or any other long time quest. The alicorn alone took me 8 month. So for me the Belladonna quest is a nice thing to do without worrying about speed. So I have a nice little quest book in my upper left corner. I feel naked without it :p

jptheripper
05-13-14, 12:37 PM
What we need are glimmer rocks, like iron rich rocks bought with silver) that drop fragments and shards

Queenzod
05-13-14, 12:42 PM
What we need are glimmer rocks, like iron rich rocks bought with silver) that drop fragments and shards

That's a brilliant idea! But I would hope it wouldn't be a gem purchase.

jptheripper
05-13-14, 01:14 PM
Or even better, from glimmerbulbs :)

Queenzod
05-13-14, 01:37 PM
Or even better, from glimmerbulbs :)

Ooo! You just keep thinking, 'cos you have great ideas! Why aren't YOU in charge of the world? You'd be great! :)

jptheripper
05-13-14, 01:55 PM
Lol thanks :). I'd even welcome back the glimmer golems at the moments :)

maguar
05-13-14, 02:31 PM
I meant your own personal goals! One of mine is to max out on all glues. I've got 60 simple glues, about 30 builders paste, 25 architects paste and 35 magic cement so far. It seems all I do is make glue! I think Maguar said she finally has 99 architects paste (I'm prolly getting it wrong) and that's impressive!

Anyway, that's what I meant. :)

I put my most recent counts in the what are you full of thread (http://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?50017-What-are-you-full-of). Just remember you've got more feasts than me :)

MynesDinner
05-13-14, 04:06 PM
I guest I missed something somewhere. Where do we get Belladonna's inscriptions? I understand that I have a 3 month deadline to give Belladonna 20 inscriptions but where do we get these inscriptions?

katbtodd
05-13-14, 04:10 PM
I guest I missed something somewhere. Where do we get Belladonna's inscriptions? I understand that I have a 3 month deadline to give Belladonna 20 inscriptions but where do we get these inscriptions?

As far as I know ,,,, no dead line,, it's a long term goal it's in the royal exchange

jptheripper
05-13-14, 06:30 PM
And it's gonna take way longer than three months unless drop rates change

zarias2013
05-13-14, 10:46 PM
I thought to do this quest I had to trade with Ivy's sister but I've done that 3 times and it's only saying 1/20 in the quest book section. I have sent 2 lots of plants and it's still at 1/20 so I'm majorly confused. To get the lessons we need to get 20 of something from Ivy's sister but I have no idea how to get it. I got the first one by trading with her sister and the other two aren't showing at all. Any ideas or suggestions? Or is this quest bugged?

Castloninian
05-13-14, 11:00 PM
I think some people have had issues with inscriptions not showing up in their inventory. Remember that you give one to move on the with goals, and then need 20 to give. If you've already pressed give in your goal book they won't be in your inventory or vice versa. Perhaps press give another time to make it up to date and then force close.

zarias2013
05-13-14, 11:04 PM
Ok thanks, I'll give that a go :)

DrP4ever
05-13-14, 11:43 PM
I guest I missed something somewhere. Where do we get Belladonna's inscriptions? I understand that I have a 3 month deadline to give Belladonna 20 inscriptions but where do we get these inscriptions?

You have to trade for them with plants. See the beginning of this thread and it will explain more.

NorthWoodsKingdom
05-14-14, 07:58 AM
Someone in here suggested that Greselda's fountain drop glimmer fragments (sorry I can't find it to respond directly to it)... & I think that is an AWESOME idea!! ...maybe every 5 hrs, like the mermaid pond?
Just love the idea of making decorations active so they DO something beyond looking pretty (as I've suggested before with other decorations in the Suggestions Poll thread)
....but sadly, it won't happen lol --- there will be a new gems-only item released soon that will ...you guessed it ... Drop glimmer parts lol

zoo123g
05-14-14, 08:11 AM
i love this update :)

tanbi1
05-14-14, 08:12 AM
So do we actually have to do the Dark flowers exchange 20 times?

kooky panda
05-14-14, 09:04 AM
I thought to do this quest I had to trade with Ivy's sister but I've done that 3 times and it's only saying 1/20 in the quest book section. I have sent 2 lots of plants and it's still at 1/20 so I'm majorly confused. To get the lessons we need to get 20 of something from Ivy's sister but I have no idea how to get it. I got the first one by trading with her sister and the other two aren't showing at all. Any ideas or suggestions? Or is this quest bugged?
Make sure you press the give button showing in the goal. If they are not showing, try restarting your device, then check again.


So do we actually have to do the Dark flowers exchange 20 times?
21 times .
This is meant to be long time goal (no time limit).

susbebe
05-14-14, 10:37 AM
I thought to do this quest I had to trade with Ivy's sister but I've done that 3 times and it's only saying 1/20 in the quest book section. I have sent 2 lots of plants and it's still at 1/20 so I'm majorly confused. To get the lessons we need to get 20 of something from Ivy's sister but I have no idea how to get it. I got the first one by trading with her sister and the other two aren't showing at all. Any ideas or suggestions? Or is this quest bugged?


Make sure you do the right tade:

3. Gifts for Bella
Send Belladonna Dark Plants x 1 (Royal Exchange)
*Send Belladonna Plants: Glimmer Trap Plant x 10, Glimmer Pitcher Plant x 6, Glimmer Rafflesia Plant x 1 (5Hrs)
**Every Send Belladonna Plants Trade comes with one Belladonna's Inscription
Rewards: 1,400 Coins, 5 XP

my607
05-14-14, 01:01 PM
This is a time consuming goal. I only have 1 inscription and missing pitcher plants. Lots of pitcher plants that I need.

whythehassle
05-14-14, 01:22 PM
So do we actually have to do the Dark flowers exchange 20 times?

It appears that way to me. Between collecting supplies to make the plants and completing the trades.. I'm guessing it will take me 6 months to complete this goal. No exaggeration.

tanbi1
05-14-14, 02:27 PM
Won't be my longest. Still got my Alicorn goal sitting there 15 months later! :/

katbtodd
05-14-14, 02:37 PM
Won't be my longest. Still got my Alicorn goal sitting there 15 months later! :/

Just got a horn yesterday so there hope

CottageRose
05-14-14, 03:23 PM
Maybe something will happen in 3 months to help us along. In the meantime, I will grow dark plants when I can, while hoping there will be new goals this Thursday or next to focus on.

meme1098
05-14-14, 04:07 PM
Maybe something will happen in 3 months to help us along. In the meantime, I will grow dark plants when I can, while hoping there will be new goals this Thursday or next to focus on.

Already anxious about tomorrow. Gotta remember not to tap things with long regeneration times & then remember when I get up that's it's Thursday. Haha.
Well, I'm totally stalled now anyways because I'm waiting to build up my shard & fragment inventory. Just gonna ignore the darn thing now & hoping tomorrow is the weeklong event, maybe dragons on piles of loot. :o

55lee55
05-14-14, 04:44 PM
Already anxious about tomorrow. Gotta remember not to tap things with long regeneration times & then remember when I get up that's it's Thursday. Haha.
Well, I'm totally stalled now anyways because I'm waiting to build up my shard & fragment inventory. Just gonna ignore the darn thing now & hoping tomorrow is the weeklong event, maybe dragons on piles of loot. :o

Me too! On Wednesday nights I am so excited to see the next update, but more often than not my mind is on autopilot when I wake up and click on through everything without stopping to think that I need to hold off tapping things that I know better if I think about it. Then I find myself behind most everyone else who don't try to play in their sleep.

I read the storyline again in another thread, and it gave me hope that we aren't done with this yet! We were expecting to have a new character walking our royal roads and the sneak peek let us see that it will be Belladonna. If she is here in our kingdoms are we still going to be sending dark plants to her? I am confused about so much conflicting information but maybe we will see everything in a new light after tomorrow. Until things get more settled in I am going to try to keep an open mind about this. I seem to be in the minority who like this quest, and even my patience is being tried by this quest as things stand. I got the first three trades done in a reasonable time, but have been waiting several days to gather everything I need to first grow dark seeds, then to gather the proper number of each one in order to send out another trade, and I haven't gotten there in several days. I doubt at this rate I will have 10 trades done in three months. May the spirit of story games have pity on my poor ruler!

I am also anxious to see what tomorrow brings!

4miche
05-14-14, 07:11 PM
I'm confused about the twenty inscriptions. I don't know where to get them. When I hit the button that is supposed to tell me where to go, nothing happens. I've looked everywhere. From what I've gathered on here, it should be a trade? Mine (the five hour one where you have to send plants) still has the picture of the gift basket on it and I didn't get an inscription the first time I ran it. Is it triggered by something I haven't done yet?

GC5410
05-14-14, 07:16 PM
I'm confused about the twenty inscriptions. I don't know where to get them. When I hit the button that is supposed to tell me where to go, nothing happens. I've looked everywhere. From what I've gathered on here, it should be a trade? Mine (the five hour one where you have to send plants) still has the picture of the gift basket on it and I didn't get an inscription the first time I ran it. Is it triggered by something I haven't done yet?

Nope, that's the right one. There were a few problems, but should be sorted now - read back the last couple pages of this thread to see them discussed.

SpiritWind00
05-14-14, 07:18 PM
I'm confused about the twenty inscriptions. I don't know where to get them. When I hit the button that is supposed to tell me where to go, nothing happens. I've looked everywhere. From what I've gathered on here, it should be a trade? Mine (the five hour one where you have to send plants) still has the picture of the gift basket on it and I didn't get an inscription the first time I ran it. Is it triggered by something I haven't done yet?

General rule of thumb when stuck is to read the first page of the thread. That's what I do and it helps me. So, if you are at a goal called Sister Sister, you need to do the new Plant exchange that opened in the Exchange. You make the plants in your greenhouse and when you have enough to send, on it's completion of 5 hours, you'll get 1 inscription.

If you haven't got that goal, first trade with Belladonna with the tails one, then visit greselda, then her garden. This will unlock the new trade in the Exchange. And 3-12 months later, you'll be done! Or maybe longer... Haha

4miche
05-14-14, 07:39 PM
Yup. I'm on Sister, Sister. I have the "Send Belladonna Plants" trade, but shouldn't the reward picture be of an inscription? I guess I'll try it again and see what happens. Still waiting on enough of the red plants.

fabulus12
05-14-14, 07:52 PM
I'm good with a long term goal. It's allowing time for me to work on my expansions. I'm also trying to get all my buildings to at least level 5. I'm maxed on Mithril, Im not sure what I can do with it. I don't have a use for adamant unless needed in a building upgrade. I'm not able to craft Alicorn's. But like the rest I can't wait to see what Thursday will bring.

DrP4ever
05-14-14, 11:31 PM
Yup. I'm on Sister, Sister. I have the "Send Belladonna Plants" trade, but shouldn't the reward picture be of an inscription? I guess I'll try it again and see what happens. Still waiting on enough of the red plants.

You would think so but no it shows a basket. When you collect on it after sending the plants it should give you a trade ticket and an expansion ticket and possibly other things. Then you click on the Give button and the count will go up. Although I have had it not give me the inscription and so have some others. I finally got mine a couple days later.

shambalaya
05-14-14, 11:44 PM
You would think so but no it shows a basket. When you collect on it after sending the plants it should give you a trade ticket and an expansion ticket and possibly other things. Then you click on the Give button and the count will go up. Although I have had it not give me the inscription and so have some others. I finally got mine a couple days later.

Not an expansion ticket... the inscription :-)

tanbi1
05-15-14, 12:12 AM
Just got a horn yesterday so there hope

I haven't gotten a single part in 15 months, and I've frankly had enough now. 15 is too long. I'm bored, and peed off. Dedicated, time, loyalty and hard cash during that time. ITS TOO LONG. TOO LONG. Past caring when people try and appease me now. ITS TOO LONG. PERIOD.

freesiawoods
05-15-14, 03:36 AM
I haven't gotten a single part in 15 months, and I've frankly had enough now. 15 is too long. I'm bored, and peed off. Dedicated, time, loyalty and hard cash during that time. ITS TOO LONG. TOO LONG. Past caring when people try and appease me now. ITS TOO LONG. PERIOD.

Gosh, that is way too long!

NorthWoodsKingdom
05-15-14, 05:44 AM
I read the storyline again in another thread, and it gave me hope that we aren't done with this yet! We were expecting to have a new character walking our royal roads and the sneak peek let us see that it will be Belladonna. If she is here in our kingdoms are we still going to be sending dark plants to her?

The sneak peek only showed a hint of her and said a new character would be INTRODUCED and we'd be MEETING a new character...it never actually said she would be walking our roads. So, time will tell if that actually happens or not. My guess is no since we have this additional trade with her in the Exchange, which will last for months.

I'm looking at it sorta like I looked at getting all of my badges before the knights' hall was opened. That took forever, because it was a LONG TERM GOAL and had a similar payoff in addition to opening the building (10 gems, I think).
This update is meant to fill in the gaps of doing OTHER things.

Everybody - Not sure why some of you players lose your mind when you can't finish an update in a few days... This one is clearly not meant to be finished quick so just kick back & relax. Lol

....exxxxxxcited about today's update, so. Curious about the week long event! :)

terri81
05-15-14, 07:33 AM
How did you solve the 'clerks mistake' fortune? I can't figure what I'm supposed to do to mail the letter? Or this what I'm supposed to do after collecting all of the inscriptions? Thanks

NorthWoodsKingdom
05-15-14, 07:43 AM
How did you solve the 'clerks mistake' fortune? I can't figure what I'm supposed to do to mail the letter? Or this what I'm supposed to do after collecting all of the inscriptions? Thanks

Clerk's Mistake fortune wasn't the 'broken' one (u *DO* get 2 trade tickets with that one).. The one that gives no reward (as of yet cuz it hasn't been fixed yet) is called Ivy's Hungry Tummy.

Go to the first page of this thread & see the second post by MiniLaura on how this quest for the inscriptions works.... I know a bug has been reported cuz folks aren't receiving their inscriptions properly.
(I haven't even gotten to this stage yet lol, don't even have the maze garden yet lol ...so that's the best help I can offer. Maybe someone else can answer ya better than me.) good luck. :)

55lee55
05-15-14, 09:30 AM
The sneak peek only showed a hint of her and said a new character would be INTRODUCED and we'd be MEETING a new character...it never actually said she would be walking our roads. So, time will tell if that actually happens or not. My guess is no since we have this additional trade with her in the Exchange, which will last for months.

I'm looking at it sorta like I looked at getting all of my badges before the knights' hall was opened. That took forever, because it was a LONG TERM GOAL and had a similar payoff in addition to opening the building (10 gems, I think).
This update is meant to fill in the gaps of doing OTHER things.

Everybody - Not sure why some of you players lose your mind when you can't finish an update in a few days... This one is clearly not meant to be finished quick so just kick back & relax. Lol

....exxxxxxcited about today's update, so. Curious about the week long event! :)

Thanks for clearing this up for me! It's been a bit since I read the sneak peak, and I must have misunderstood it then and it stuck like that in my memory. :o I like your reasoning and agree that it is unlikely Belladonna or anyone else will be walking our streets in May. ;)

Do you have any guesses, or maybe we have an update for today that might get us closer to seeing how the EPIC May updates play out? It has been epic so far but we appear to have unfinished business according to the hints we saw in the May Sneak Peak. I agree with your comment about the Sister, Sister quest. I must have tried a handful of times to say what you said, but I did not do it well. You did, thanks!

Has anyone gotten an update yet? I usually get mine a bit later than some, and I am sitting on the edge of my chair waiting to get a hint of the update! I am so afraid that I will accidentally collect from a building with a long recharge, then find a half hour later that collection from whatever building I cleared is needed to get the dialog started. I rearranged some of the buildings that I clear as a habit. At least it might make me think before clicking for a few days anyway.

As always the caveat (this is only speculation and/or opinion on my part; your mileage may vary) applies;)

jptheripper
05-15-14, 09:49 AM
Who knows, maybe today's update will provide more sources of glimmer parts, maybe a glimmer bush?

DrP4ever
05-16-14, 12:21 AM
Not an expansion ticket... the inscription :-)

Oops, yes that is what I meant! Sorry! Mistype in the middle of the night. :(

ahera
05-16-14, 01:44 AM
Almost there..."already 2 inscriptions...lol