Leather Faceless Mask Donation

Tonight, a leather faceless mask was donated to the NFC Haunted House by Shenjiwurm.

Vooch, the current owner of the New Festival Cove and Haunted House property, was told stories about how putting on the mask could bring permanent face erasure. “Perhaps, it advantageous to players that like to engage in Player versus Player (PvP), but I think not, especially if my brain was gone from wearing it. The only way, I would really know, is by wearing said device.”, said Vooch.

The recipient of the device declined to even consider putting on the mask for fear of what it could bring, and because of that, it sits in the museum area of the NFC Haunted House… waiting… and wanting… for someone to wear it.

Thicket donates rare skeleton to the Haunted House

Tonight, we received a rare Sigvard skeleton corpse from Thicket.

Thicket, as you may know, is/has been a long-time resident of “New Festival Cove” on the Independence shard, and yet spends an ample amount of time on Xanadu helping other players survive and thrive.

The skeleton remains were place inside the New Festival Cove Haunted House at the Catacombs area in order to bring the skeleton to peace. However, it’s wavering face and/or hands have shaken several residents to, in their words… RUN AWAY!!!

Beware… he speaks to you and moves! Not Thicket, the skeleton!!!

Archaeology at New Festival Cove

Lately, I’ve been doing Archaeology. I’ve found 16 abandoned settlements so far. They are:

1) Asgard Harbor
2) Candyland
3) Clearview Gardens
4) Dragon’s Lair
5) Festival Cove
6) Festival Games
7) Four Winds Farm
8) Greenborough
9) Grim
10) North Wind
11) Prima Casa
12) Prima Casa Farms
13) Seaview Harbour
14) Silvertoken Estates
15) The Haunt
16) Windy Knoll Farm

Please contact Vooch if you have any information about these old settlements.

4 White Horses SOLD

A player named Joschua has become the first player to purchase horses at New Festival Cove’s animal selling area!

After buying the horses, he forgot to return the copper keys, but he later returned the copper keys without us even knowing who the initial buyer was. We later found out Joschua was the buyer after meeting him in Local chat.

We sincerely appreciate Joschua buying some horses and returning the copper keys!

Congratulations, Joschua!

Hay There! How To Turn Grass Into Hay !!!

In this post, I’m going to show you how to turn grass into Hay.

Activate (double left-click) a Scythe, and use (right-click) it on a grass tile that has a longer-growth rate than short (eg. medium, tall, wild), and left-click on “Cut Grass”. When you mouseover the tile, you will get: “Cut Grass (Hay, wet, untedded).”

After you cut the grass with a Scythe, you’ll see a bunch of random grasses around a tile… That’s OK… just leave it like that and wait.

After you cut the grass, it will say something like (Hay, wet, untedded) or (Hay, damp, untedded). If you see an “untedded” tile, activate (double left-click) a Pitchfork, and right-click the tile and Farm it.

For those without a Pitchfork, create a pitchfork fork (small anvil and hot iron lump) and combine it with a Shaft (carving knife on a log), in order to make a Pitchfork.

This is what you will see after you tend a farm using a Pitchfork. Instead of random clumps, you will see Hay forming into straight lines.

If the tile says, “(hay, damp, untedded)”, you must use a rake, to ted it.

Activate a Sickle or Scythe, and Harvest the tile when it says, “(Hay, dried, untedded)”.

Kudos to: Lianya and Thicket for helping me make this post happen! We simply try things out, and we try to make things work!

Animal Vending

Pen 13 will be relocated to our Haunted House, while Pen 15 will always contain a male horse!

We’re having quite a lot of fun designing our first animal vending area at New Festival Cove! We’re not sure when we’ll be ready to sell animals, but we’ve decided that Pen 13 should probably not be used. We don’t want to unleash bad luck onto an unsuspecting customer – it’s the same reason hotel operators don’t have the 13th floor on their elevators.

Instead, we’ve decided that Pen 13 should be put inside our Haunted House. We’ll put that one on the TODO list. 🙂

Alliance members recommended I remove “Pen 15”…. I admit, it took me a minute to grasp that penis joke… HAHAHA, but I say we just keep a male animal there for sale all the time!

We’re not out to make a killing on this animal vending endeavor. Animals will be sold for a very nominal fee. We just need a way to continue breeding and maintaining younger animals through the system. It always sucks when one takes a break, and ends up having 1 horse gender and missing the other in order to breed it easily. So, by raising our stable/pen numbers, hopefully, this fixes this. BOTTOM LINE: Players taking extended breaks can get back by acquiring animals and 5+ speed horses cheaply.

We will continue and upgrade our Village Policy of free high-performance animals to Village (same policy) and Alliance members (I’m upgrading the unwritten policy to a formal one, as written herein). We are in the Azure Alliance. The capital is Llama City. The alliance consists of: Athas, Athas Farm Annex, Athas South, Azure, Azure Shores, Baycity, Bears And Wolves, Bela Areo, Blaue Trauben, Blue Water Landing, Bram Sky, Catspaw Keep, Dragon’s Landing, Fallen Oaks, Ghost Town, Gokstad, Golden Pearls Vineyard, Haven Market Docks, Hejme For De Hejmo, Iceland, Indigo Forest, Lianya’s Garden, Llama City, Llama Port, Llamas By The Sea, Lochall, Lothlorien Meadows, New Festival Cove, Oceania Terraces At Fairview, Pcg Freedom Village, Pest Harbour, Pli Kaj Pli, Plymouth Harbor, Port Alliance, Ravenhold, Salem, Samling Pass, Sherwood and Terrapin Station.

We also have a free animal policy to Everyone that wants an animal from “Leftover Ranch“. These are less-than-desireable animals, but everyone needs a friend, and it would be nice if all of these animals would find a home. 🙂 Contact Mayor Vooch if you would like one or more of these animals.

New Festival Cove is located at O16 on the in-game Independence map.

Stay safe, and thirsty, my friends!
– Mayor Vooch