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Celebrating This Soul Rider’s Birthday!

Today's my birthday!  I dressed up in the most celebratory outfit I could dig out of my closet!

Today’s my birthday! I dressed up in the most celebratory outfit I could dig out of my closet!

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Treasure Hunting

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My First Midsummer Festival Treasure Hunt!

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Getting Ready for the Midsummer Festival!

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Beach Vacation

I spent a lovely day at the beach, just relaxing.  Even Soul Riders need a vacation!

I spent a lovely day at the beach, just relaxing. Even Soul Riders need a vacation!

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What’s a Vuvuzela?

I heard that Ferdinand and Eddie had moved their horse market to Silverglade just behind Steve's farm.  I decided to go see if there was anything I could do to help them out.

I heard that Ferdinand and Eddie had moved their horse market to Silverglade just behind Steve’s farm. I decided to go see if there was anything I could do to help them out.

Once again, Ferdinand thought they looked a little depressed and asked if I would get them some carrots from Barney.

Once again, Ferdinand thought they looked a little depressed and asked if I would get them some carrots from Barney.

He couldn't remember what had happened the last time they'd eaten carrots, but I could!  These horses need to stick to a strict diet of hay only!  However, I didn't have the heart to tell him what would happen...so off I went to Barney's.

He couldn’t remember what had happened the last time they’d eaten carrots, but I could! These horses need to stick to a strict diet of hay only! However, I didn’t have the heart to tell him what would happen…so off I went to Barney’s.

Barney was happy to see me.  Apparently, something was bothering him.

Barney was happy to see me. Apparently, something was bothering him.

There were rodents all over his field!  He asked if I would help scare them away.  I rolled up my sleeves and prepared for battle.

There were rodents all over his field! He asked if I would help scare them away. I rolled up my sleeves and prepared for battle.

He held out a funny looking horn, which he called a vuvuzela.  I'd never heard of such an instrument.  How odd!

He held out a funny looking horn, which he called a vuvuzela. I’d never heard of such an instrument. How odd!

I took it with me out into the field, snuck up behind a rodent, and gave the vuvuzela a big blast!  The rodent shot off like a speeding mustang!  I scared a few more off the field before returning to Barney.

I took it with me out into the field, snuck up behind a rodent, and gave the vuvuzela a big blast! The rodent shot off like a speeding mustang! I scared a few more off the field before returning to Barney.

He got a kick out of watching me sneak up on them.  He was happy to have them gone!

He got a kick out of watching me sneak up on them. He was happy to have them gone!

He then asked if there was anything I wanted.  Afterall, I hadn't just shown up to blow the vuvuzela!  He handed me a big bag of his best carrots and I was on my way back to the horse market.

He then asked if there was anything I wanted. After all, I hadn’t just shown up to blow the vuvuzela! He handed me a big bag of his best carrots and I was on my way back to the horse market.

Ferdinand was happy to have the carrots for the horses.  I know they'll be in a better mood, but that may not be a very helpful thing.

Ferdinand was happy to have the carrots for the horses. I know they’ll be in a better mood, but I knew for certain they’d get loose again.

I was right.  The horses broke loose and ran around like chickens with their heads cut off.

I was right. The horses broke loose and ran around like chickens with their heads cut off.

Time to round them up...again.

Time to round them up…again.

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No big.  I caught them all.  Spirit needed the exercise anyway.  :P

No big. I caught them all. Spirit needed the exercise anyway. :P

Eddie gave me this cute banana shirt as thanks for my help.  Cute!

Eddie gave me this cute banana shirt as thanks for my help. Cute!

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A Forgotten Box and the Fort Pinta Beach

I'd heard that another box had fallen out of the delivery truck on the way to Valedale.  Summerlove and I raced to find it and found it just before we got to Sophie.

I’d heard that another box had fallen out of the delivery truck on the way to Valedale. Summerlove and I raced to find it and found it just before we got to Sophie.

The address label was a little messed up but I managed to figure out what it was and where it was going.

The address label was a little messed up but I managed to figure out what it was and where it was going.

My good Druid friend Avalon would be happy to have his rare herbs!

My good Druid friend Avalon would be happy to have his rare herbs!

He wasn't expecting to see me, let alone carrying the package.

He wasn’t expecting to see me, let alone carrying the package.

He was happy to have them and gave me a little something that he thought would look better on me as a reward.

He was happy to have them and gave me a little something that he thought would look better on me as a reward.

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It was this pretty green riding vest.

It was this pretty green riding vest.

Summerlove and I then headed south to Fort Pinta to check out the new beach area.

Summerlove and I then headed south to Fort Pinta to check out the new beach area.

We had a lot of fun riding around and exploring the new beach.

We had a lot of fun riding around and exploring the new beach.

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The Clockmaker’s Return

When I arrived at Big Bonny's the following morning, she told me she'd snuck into the clock tower.

When I arrived at Big Bonny’s the following morning, she told me she’d snuck into the clock tower.

It was fixable, but there was one little snag...she'd thrown her tools into the fountain!

It was fixable, but there was one little snag…she’d thrown her tools into the fountain!

She asked if I would go get them for her.

She asked if I would go get them for her.

I fished them out of the fountain and raced back to her house.

I fished them out of the fountain and raced back to her house.

She started hacking again...choking on her own spit.

She started choking on her own spit again.  I whacked her back good.

The clock gears needed to be oiled.

She told me the clock gears needed to be oiled.

Steve had oil, I knew he did.

Steve had oil, I knew he did.

She let me have my way and gave me an empty oil can.

She let me have my way and gave me an empty oil can.

Her tools were ruined...or so she thought.

Her tools were ruined…or so she thought.

Couldn't they be repaired?

Couldn’t they be repaired?

She didn't see a point but I don't give up that easily.  Anything can be fixed!

She didn’t see a point but I don’t give up that easily. Anything can be fixed!

I knew this was a job for Conrad.  He wasn't a master blacksmith for nothing!

I knew this was a job for Conrad. He wasn’t a master blacksmith for nothing!

I tried to ignore her negativity.

I tried to ignore her negativity.

I asked Steve for some oil.

I asked Steve for some oil.

He told me he had diesel, but that it was oily diesel.  Should work just as well, I guess.

He told me he had diesel, but that it was oily diesel. Should work just as well, I guess.

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I filled up my can with oil before heading off to Conrad's.

I filled up my can with oil before heading off to Conrad’s.

He's silly.

He’s silly.

When I got to Conrad's, I asked if he could help me with something.

When I got to Conrad’s, I asked if he could help me with something.

He was willing to look at them, just because it was me.

He was willing to look at them, just because it was me.  Aww, I felt special.

After he looked at them and told me it was the toughest project I could've asked him to do, I felt my heart drop a little bit.

After he looked at them and told me it was the toughest project I could’ve asked him to do, I felt my heart sink a little bit.

He went on to explain that I'd have to travel into the dangerous heart of Garnok to retrieve a special type of iron for the project.

He went on to explain that I’d have to travel into the dangerous heart of Garnok to retrieve a special type of iron for the project.

He said he had a tent that I could take to sleep in on my journey.

He said he had a tent that I could take to sleep in on my journey.

I picked it up.

I picked it up.

He told me that the trip would take at least a month, and I would have to make the journey alone...horses were forbidden!  I couldn't believe it...a month without my horse?!  For iron to repair these clockmaker's tools!?

He told me that the trip would take at least a month, and I would have to make the journey alone…horses were forbidden! I couldn’t believe it…a month without my horse?! For iron to repair these clockmaker’s tools!?

Somehow I felt like "serious sacrifice" was an understatement.  I couldn't believe I had to do this...

Somehow I felt like “serious sacrifice” was an understatement. I couldn’t believe I had to do this…

...Until he started laughing...what on Earth?!

…Until he started laughing…what on Earth?!

A joke?  I felt a heavy burden lift off my shoulders at the same time that my cheeks flamed with red heat.

A joke? I felt a heavy burden lift off my shoulders at the same time that my cheeks flamed with red heat.

The tools were already fixed...and here I was falling for a well-crafted joke.

The tools were already fixed…and here I was falling for a well-crafted joke.

Yes, you keep your children laughing at this hilarious joke.  Just watch that I don't come back with an even bigger one.  Bwahaha.

Yes, you keep your children laughing at this hilarious joke. Just watch that I don’t come back with an even bigger one. Bwahaha.

Big Bonny was thrilled to have the oil.

Big Bonny was thrilled to have the oil.

She was convinced the tools were still a lost cause, though.

She was convinced the tools were still a lost cause, though.

I pulled them out and dangled them in her face.  She couldn't believe her eyes.

I pulled them out and dangled them in her face. She couldn’t believe her eyes.

Finally, I think she was ready.

Finally, I think she was ready.

Only, she wasn't ready the way I thought she would be.  She wanted ME to repair the clock in her place!

Only, she wasn’t ready the way I thought she would be. She wanted ME to repair the clock in her place!

Near fainting is pretty serious...

Near fainting is pretty serious…

She begged me, for the sake of the villagers.

She begged me, for the sake of the villagers.

She assured me that she'd give me exact, detailed instructions.  Perfect.  Just what I need to get the job done.

She assured me that she’d give me exact, detailed instructions. Perfect. Just what I need to get the job done.

First, use the wrench on the wheel by the clock face.

First, use the wrench on the wheel by the clock face.

Oil in funnel.  Wind the spring.  Pull the lever.

Oil in funnel. Wind the spring. Pull the lever.

When I got to the clock tower, I used the wrench on the wheel.

When I got to the clock tower, I used the wrench on the wheel.

I poured the oil in the funnel.

I poured the oil in the funnel.

I wound the spring with the winding key.

I wound the spring with the winding key.

I pulled the lever.

I pulled the lever.

Easy peasy!  I rode back to Big Bonny to tell her I'd done everything successfully!

Easy peasy! I rode back to Big Bonny to tell her I’d done everything successfully!

She was so happy she started cheering....for herself.

She was so happy she started cheering….for herself.

When she's awarded a metal for my effort...yeah, okay.

When she’s awarded a metal for my effort…yeah, okay.

The clock was fixed and that was the important thing.

The clock was fixed and that was the important thing.

She was so convinced that the Councilman would throw her a hero's parade and give her flowers.  Haha.

She was so convinced that the Councilman would throw her a hero’s parade and give her flowers. Haha.

She ran to see him.

She ran to see him.

He was very surprised to see her.

He was very surprised to see her.

He asked her to take a look at the clock, not realizing she'd already fixed it.

He asked her to take a look at the clock, not realizing she, er, I…had already fixed it.

He gave her a small thanks and said he had to be going.  I knew Big Bonny wasn't going to be happy about that...

He gave her a small thanks and said he had to be going. I knew Big Bonny wasn’t going to be happy about that…

I was right...a minute later, she was wailing about being insignificant.

I was right…a minute later, she was wailing about being insignificant.

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I stopped him before Big Bonny had a chance to make a beeline for the silo again.

I stopped him before Big Bonny had a chance to make a beeline for the silo again.

I quickly explained the situation to him.

I quickly explained the situation to him.

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He graciously stepped up his performance.

He graciously stepped up his performance.

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Thankfully, it all went over well with her.

Thankfully, it all went over well with her.

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She returned home to clean and invited me to come visit whenever I have the chance!

She returned home to clean and invited me to come visit whenever I had the chance!

Here's a new shirt I got, too!

Here’s a new shirt I got, too!

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A Broken Clock and No Clockmaker

I headed over to the Councilman to see how he was doing.  Turns out he had a problem.  The Silverglade clock was no longer working!

I headed over to the Councilman to see how he was doing. Turns out he had a problem. The Silverglade clock was no longer working!

He asked me to find Big Bonny and ask her to fix the clock.

He asked me to find Big Bonny and ask her to fix the clock.

I'd never met Big Bonny before, and he admitted that he hadn't seen her in a while, but he also told me where to find her.

I’d never met Big Bonny before, and he admitted that he hadn’t seen her in a while, but he also told me where to find her.

I knocked on the door, but no one answered.  I then noticed the note that was stuck to the door.

I knocked on the door, but no one answered. I then noticed the note that was stuck to the door.

"Away on holiday" with no definitive return date.  It looked old and weathered.

“Away on holiday” with no definitive return date. It looked old and weathered.

I opted to take it to show the Councilman.

I opted to take it to show the Councilman.

Holiday?

Holiday?

He suggested asking Felix.

He suggested asking Felix.

Felix hadn't seen her in a while, either.

Felix hadn’t seen her in a while, either.

She apparently sent him a postcard way back...

She apparently sent him a postcard way back…

He seemed to think he'd left it in the clock tower on accident once.

He seemed to think he’d left it in the clock tower on accident once.

He gave me the key so that I could go look for it.

He gave me the key so that I could go look for it.

He warned me to be careful, since no one's been up there in so long...there were bound to be traps or dangerous parts.

He warned me to be careful, since no one’s been up there in so long…there were bound to be traps or dangerous parts.

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I found the door (quite small!) nearby and unlocked it.

I found the door (quite small!) nearby and unlocked it.

It was dark and musty in there!  But I found the postcard and made it out safely.

It was dark and musty in there! But I found the postcard and made it out safely.

Felix strained to read her chicken-scratch handwriting.

Felix strained to read her chicken-scratch handwriting.

She mentioned staying at Barney's in the silo...

She mentioned staying at Barney’s in the silo…

...and that an embarrassing incident was keeping her from coming home.

…and that an embarrassing incident was keeping her from coming home.

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Felix wasn't quite sure what to make of it, but suggested that I ask Barney if she was still in the silo.

Felix wasn’t quite sure what to make of it, but suggested that I ask Barney if she was still in the silo.

Barney greeted me warmly and asked what I needed.  He hadn't seen Big Bonny though.

Barney greeted me warmly and asked what I needed. He hadn’t seen Big Bonny though.

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He told me I'd have to squeeze through the pipe to climb up into the silo.

He told me I’d have to squeeze through the pipe to climb up into the silo.

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I headed for the pipe.

I headed for the pipe.

Up in the silo, grain filled the space.  I spotted a rope on the far side of the room.

Up in the silo, grain filled the space. I spotted a rope on the far side of the room.

It looked like it led up to an upper room above the silo.

It looked like it led up to an upper room above the silo.

I climbed it and came upon this little sight.

I climbed it and came upon this little sight.

Big Bonny was rather surprised to see me invading her space.  She thought I was a ghost!

Big Bonny was rather surprised to see me invading her space. She thought I was a ghost!

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I had to slap her on the back to get her to calm down...she sounded like she was choking on her own spit.

I had to slap her on the back to get her to calm down…she sounded like she was choking on her own spit.

She asked why I was there.  When I told her about the clock being broken, she was stunned.

She asked why I was there. When I told her about the clock being broken, she was stunned.

She was none too pleased.

She was none too pleased.

When she went into hysterics again, I had to give her another back slap.

When she went into hysterics again, I had to give her another back slap.

She thanked me and asked my name.  She then offered to tell me her whole life story.

She thanked me and asked my name. She then offered to tell me her whole life story.

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She. Wound. The. Key. In. The. Wrong. Direction?!?!?  Really!?  That's what all this nonsense is about?!

She. Wound. The. Key. In. The. Wrong. Direction?!?!? Really!? That’s what all this nonsense is about?!

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Exile?  Crime?  A bit extreme!

Exile? Crime? A bit extreme!

She needed to follow me back and repair the clock...now!

She needed to follow me back and repair the clock…now!

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It's no big deal!  The villagers aren't angry!  And if they are, they'll forgive you if you fix the clock!

It’s no big deal! The villagers aren’t angry! And if they are, they’ll forgive you if you fix the clock!

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She liked that idea, but didn't think she could show her face until the clock was fixed again.

She liked that idea, but didn’t think she could show her face until the clock was fixed again.

She asked me to come up with a way to sneak her back into the village.  Oy!

She asked me to come up with a way to sneak her back into the village. Oy!

I agreed to do things her way.

I agreed to do things her way.

I found an empty sack outside the silo.  This should do the trick.

I found an empty sack outside the silo. That should do the trick.

It wasn't what she'd had in mind...but I didn't have time to think of anything else.  Besides, it was perfect.

It wasn’t what she’d had in mind…but I didn’t have time to think of anything else. Besides, it was perfect.

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She met me outside.

She met me outside.

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I think she's got the idea now.

I think she’s got the idea now.

And we were off.

And we were off.

I dropped her off on her front stoop.

I dropped her off on her front stoop.

After making sure no one was around...

After making sure no one was around…

...she agreed to come out of the bag...after I'd opened her front door.

…she agreed to come out of the bag…after I’d opened her front door.

Finally!  She was out.

Finally! She was out.

She came out wearing a Herman mask and looked so silly!

She came out wearing a Herman mask and looked so silly!

I decided to come back the next day to see how she was doing.

I decided to come back the next day to see how she was doing.

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A Forgotten Package

Today I happened upon a seemingly forgotten box on the side of the road on the way to Jarlaheim.

Today I happened upon a seemingly forgotten box on the side of the road on the way to Jarlaheim.

Upon closer inspection of the address, I noticed that it was smeared and hard to read.  I was able to make out a few letter of the contents, recipient's name, and the delivery location.

Upon closer inspection of the address, I noticed that it was smeared and hard to read. I was able to make out a few letters describing the contents, recipient’s name, and delivery address.

I thought pretty hard - who could be needing this box?  Then the answer came to me...

I thought pretty hard – who could be needing this box? Then the answer came to me…

Gavin!  He was happy to finally hear that his new glasses had finally arrived.

Gavin! He was happy to finally hear that his new glasses had finally arrived.

They were just the strength he needed!  It must be so hard to walk around blind like that!

They were just the strength he needed! It must be so hard to walk around blind like that!

He thanked me and gave me his old glasses.  I wonder if I will have a use for them...hmmm.

He thanked me and gave me his old glasses. I wonder if I will have a use for them…hmmm.

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