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Thurston: My liege! My liege!
Ruler: Is everything all right, Thurston?
Thurston: A farmer has requested audience with you at once. The man is rather upset, however... I wasn't able to get the story from him. Something about a wandering flock and a missing sheep...
Ruler: Please bring the farmer to me so I can speak with him... But maybe let's find a way to calm him down first.
Thurston: I knew you would be able to get the farmer to speak to you, my liege.
Ruler: He had quite the tale... A group of his sheep wandered off into the Glimmerwoods... He went to find them, but they'd travelled so far they found brand new land!
Thurston: New land, my liege?
Ruler: It seems a dark area of marshland sits on the edge of the Glimmerwoods. The farmer was able to herd his sheep back to the farm all except one sheep. His favourite sheep, it seems. He said he saw a dark figure come up from the swamp to take the creature.
Thurston: Oh no, my liege! That is quite the terrifying tale.
Ruler: It is... and I think we must investigate!
Ruler: These scythes should make excellent work of clearing a path in the swamps. This is brand new territory we are headed into, however. We'll need to protect ourselves as we travel! The marshlands appear to be overgrown with plants and covered in mist. I am not sure metal armour is the best for traversing that terrain.
Thurston: Let's send the knights out on adventures, my liege! I am sure they can find materials that will work better.
Ivy: I hear you are going on an adventure, ruler!
Ruler: Well, we're going on more of a recovery operation, to be fair... but we will be exploring a brand new area of the realm!
Ivy: How exciting! Far off adventure in an unfamiliar land... It's going to be such a tale!
Ruler: Most importantly, we need to find our farmer's lost sheep! The farmer is worried it was taken by a swamp beast, so we'll need to be careful out there... We'll also need a way to try and lure the sheep to us, when we find it!
Ivy: Now that I can help out with!
Ivy: Feed is a good way of getting that sheep's attention, but if it was taken by a scary swamp beast, a friendly face is going to be a much more welcoming sight!
Old Thomas: Hello young ruler! I have something that should help you on your journey into the marshlands.
Ruler: Have you ever been to this area of the realm, Thomas?
Old Thomas: I'm am afraid now, young ruler. It seems to be a very fraught and dangerous area! I have many books that tell of what mysterious monsters await inside. Not many have been able to travel freely inside the depths... The stories are mainly secondhand accounts, tales told in the Taverns... But there is one thing I think you might be able to make use of!
Thurston: With this map, we can easily find a way into the marshlands.
Ruler: Let's go!
Ruler: The ground is so squishy! This must be marshland.
Thurston: You can feel the mist in the air my liege. We have definitely made it to the new land.
Ruler: Let's have a look around, Thurston. Who knows what we'll be able to find here! But please, keep an eye out for that lost sheep!
Ruler: Thurston! It's all right... these bugs are harmless! They seem to be friendly, even. I wonder if these bugs might help us get through the marsh.
Thurston: Are you sure about that, my liege? These bugs looks awfully creepy and crawly...
Ruler: There's only one way to find out! Let's gather what we can from the reeds and take it back to show Old Thomas. He'll know what to do with them.
Thurston: Wise idea, my liege...
Thurston: The mud over here seems to be getting thicker...
Ruler: It's harder to walk in.
Thurston: Be careful, my liege! Who knows what dangers hide in the marsh.
Ruler: I just want to get one more Swamp Berry to show Thomas...
Old Thomas: Very interesting, young ruler! These are quite the findings from the marsh. These bugs are harmless... delightful, even! I suspect they will help guide you through the marshes. I am not sure they will provide much protection from the monster you faced, however.
Ruler: It was quite the strange foe, Thomas... It looked just like mud at first!
Old Thomas: I think there are many more mysteries that await you in the marsh.
Ruler: The maps you've given us have been a big help... I noticed it shows a building of some sort just beyond where we were. Do you know anything about it?
Old Thomas: I am afraid now, young ruler. There is but one way to determine that.