The Story of Roperian Garbage Patch Adventure consists of total of 7 Chapters and was released December 03, 2018. The requirement is already having unlocked Glacier Shack plus having caught the Double Reignbow Fish. NOTE: Or instead of having caught the Double Reignbow Fish you can choose to pay 250 RLC.
NOTE: This story was written by Lucy Snyder.
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Chapter #1: Follow the Map[edit | edit source]
Garbage Patch Adventure: “Wrangler, we need you for a perilous mission. If you’re brave enough to join us, go to the Wave Bar and Grill!” -The Spirit of the Sea
I go to the Wave Bar and Grill, order a drink, and sit down at table in the back, feeling uncertain. I don’t recognize many of the other wranglers in the bar tonight. Why has the Spirit of the Sea sent me here tonight? In the past, she straight up told me what I needed to do. She mentioned peril … danger. Why the secrecy this time?
Suddenly, a hand gently taps my shoulder. I turn, and see a young man and a young woman standing there, smiling uncertainly.
“Hi, I’m Bipasha,” the young woman says. “I’m a marine biologist. And this is Oscar.”
“Hola, Wrangler,” says Oscar. “I’m an oceanographer.”
I shake their hands. “Did the Spirit send you?”
They nervously glance at each other.
Bipasha leans in close to whisper. “She did. We need your help. But it could be dangerous.”
“Dangerous how?” I ask.
“We shouldn’t talk here,” Bipasha replies. “People might be listening. Will you meet us at our research vessel tonight to discuss things further?”
She holds out a folded piece of paper; I’m guessing it’s a map to their boat.
Take the paper and meet them at their boat tonight?
I took the hand-drawn map and said I'd meet them at the edge of the docks in 14 minutes 23 seconds.
Chapter #2: Moor Secrets[edit | edit source]
Wait about 15 minutes. Then follow hand drawn map to their boat.
I follow the hand-drawn map to their boat, which is moored at the very edge of the docks. It’s a yacht-sized research vessel named the RV Aurora. I can see Oscar and Bipasha and another young woman gathered around a small cafe table on the prow. Collect 10 Bird Seed Attractants and then deliver them to Bipasha.
Full journal entry is as follows:
I follow the hand-drawn map to their boat, which is moored at the very edge of the docks. It’s a yacht-sized research vessel named the RV Aurora. I can see Oscar and Bipasha and another young woman gathered around a small cafe table on the prow. They’re enjoying drinks and looking over various ocean charts.
- Bipasha spots me. “Hi, Wrangler! Please join us!”
- I make my way up the gangplank and join them.
- “Hi, I’m Missy Stringer,” the new woman says. “I’m an investigative journalist with the Roperian Times. My special beats are environmental pollution and political corruption.”
- “Investigative journalism?” I say. “I didn’t think Dictator Danzic liked that kind of thing.”
- She laughs. “Oh, he doesn’t!”
- “That’s why we needed to talk to you here and not in the bar,” adds Bipasha.
- “We really need help from an excellent wrangler like you,” says Oscar. “While we’ve got support from the governors of several islands, Danzic won’t like everything we’re doing.”
- “What are you doing?” I ask. “What’s going on?”
- “Before we tell you more,” Bipasha says, “We need to know that you won’t tell Danzic’s people about our mission.”
- “I can’t really tell anyone anything... I haven’t got the slightest idea what this mission is about,” I reply.
- Bipasha nods. “I can tell you that we’re heavily involved in rehabilitating sea creatures that have been harmed by ocean pollution. We’re always short of food and medicine for the animals we’re trying to help, especially birds. If you can bring us 10 bird seeds, that would help us out tremendously.”
- “And then you’ll tell me more?” I ask.
- She nods. “And then we’ll tell you more.”
Chapter #3: Bounty Hunting![edit | edit source]
Collect 10 Bird Seed Attractants and deliver to Bipasha. You can buy them or hand in Roperian sets.
“Thank you so much for the 10 bird seed (had 10, have 0),” says Bipasha. “It will help us out tremendously” “Are you gonna tell me what’s going on?” I ask. “Do you read the paper?” asks Missy. “Sometimes,” I say. “The Roperian Times has run a couple of articles about the huge floating island of garbage out in the middle of the ocean,” she says. “But the problem is much, much worse than we’ve been able to reveal. It needs to be fixed, and now, and it’s going to take some heroic measures.”
Full journal entry is as follows:
“Thank you so much for the bird seed,” says Bipasha. “It will help us out tremendously”
- “Are you gonna tell me what’s going on?” I ask.
- “Do you read the paper?” asks Missy.
- “Sometimes,” I say.
- “The Roperian Times has run a couple of articles about the huge floating island of garbage out in the middle of the ocean,” she says. “But the problem is much, much worse than we’ve been able to reveal. It needs to be fixed, and now, and it’s going to take some heroic measures.”
- “And we’re hoping you’re willing to be our hero,” says Bipasha.
- “Who are you people?” I ask.
- “We’re members of RUSSOC: Roperians United by the Spirit of the Sea for Ocean Cleanup,” says Oscar. “The governor of Icelantica is sympathetic to our cause and has agreed to let us use his facilities.”
- “Facilities?” I ask. “For what?”
- “Your mission will be three-fold,” says Bipasha. “First, you will need to help us catch animals at Tragedy Reef that have been caught up in the floating garbage so that I and my assistants can get them healthy again and release them back into the wild. To do this, you will need to go to the shop at Icelantica and get the new Remediator pole.”
- “What’s the second part?” I ask.
- “There are a lot of people who are polluting out on the reef,” says Missy. “Some of them just need a wakeup call; others need a fine, or a few nights in jail to think about what they’ve done.”
- “The second part of your job will be to catch polluters with a special Deputy pole and turn them over to a marine police officer from Icelantica who will be standing by,” says Bipasha. “He or she will pay you a bounty for each one you capture and take them to Icelantica to talk to the judge there. The deputy will take care of transport and everything else.”
- “Wait,” I say. “If there are officers from Icelantica, why can’t they catch the polluters themselves?”
- “Because Tragedy Reef and the Plastic Island beyond it aren’t technically within Icelantica’s waters,” says Missy. “Icelantica is the only island that has passed pollution laws that affect the garbage patch, but because it’s not in Icelantica, their peace officers can’t directly arrest anyone.”
- “But bounty hunters can.” Oscar grins. “So you’ll need to get your bounty hunter license in Icelantica, too.”
- “It’s a loophole in Dictator Danzic’s rules about inter-island waters,” Missy adds. “He gave bounty hunters a whole lot of leeway after he got hooked on the Big Love Island Bounty Babes TV show.”
- “But the Roperian Coast Guard – the ones who should be stopping polluters – are taking bribes to look the other way,” says Oscar. “And because you’ll be making them look bad, they’ll give you a stiff fine and deport you back to Glacier Shack if they catch you out there with an expired bounty hunter license.”
- “OK, so what’s the third thing I need to do?” I ask.
- “You’ll need to buy a new Trash Trimmer to scoop up garbage before you fish or bounty hunt,” says Bipasha. “Every so often you’ll need to take your filled-up pod to Santa Francesca to have it properly disposed of.”
Chapter #4: Unlocked Tragedy Reef[edit | edit source]
The Deputy or Remediator can be found at the pole shack. They cost 1,500 silver each (more if you purchased them when they first came out). The Trash Trimmer and Bounty Hunter Licenses can be found after the bottom of any of the purchasing poles/add-ons/chum lists. They cost 99,999 and 49,999 silver respectively.
Verify my new equipment and license.
Outfitted with my new gear, I travel to Tragedy Reef. Oh no! This once-beautiful place is in terrible shape. There’s plastic trash and garbage everywhere in the water. People are on the boats around me are making it worse. Nobody in Farovia would come here, but people in Roperia are so used to dirty conditions that there are still a lot of surfers riding big waves and snorkelers exploring the reef.
- Bipasha pulls up beside me in a dinghy. She’s accompanied by a man in an Icelantican marine police officer’s uniform.
- “We’re so glad to see you!” she exclaims. “This is Deputy Dan. We have some individual quests for you … each time you hand either of us a catch, we’ll give you a receipt … take your receipts back to RUSSOC Headquarters in Glacier Shack to fulfill your quests.”
- “Once you’ve worked through the 10 Tragedy Reef quests, we’ll have another, more difficult mission for you,” says Deputy Dan.
- “I’m on it,” I reply.
Chapter #5: Garbage Sweepers[edit | edit source]
Travel to Tragedy Reef
“Great job!” Bipasha tells me. “Keep going – you need to complete the first five cleanup quests for both your Remediator and Deputy poles before we can give you your next mission!”
After I turn in my quests, I meet Bipasha, Oscar, Missy the Reporter, and Deputy Dan at RUSSOC Headquarters.
- “You did a great job,” Oscar says. “We’ve been able to save so much wildlife thanks to you!”
- “And dumping and littering are way down, too,” says Deputy Dan. “You’ve helped people realize that they need to take responsibility for their own garbage instead of just throwing it everywhere.”
- “I just interviewed scientists at Roperian University for a feature article,” says Missy. “They say that the water at Tragedy Reef is getting noticeably cleaner.”
- “That’s great news!” I turn to Bipasha. “But you said there was another mission?”
- She nods gravely. “There is. And this is more dangerous. While you’ve done a great job with careless individuals, the worst pollution isn’t because of them. There are powerful people and large companies that profit from poisoning the ocean, and it’s critical that we find ways to stop them.”
- “And they won’t like being stopped.” Deputy Dan hitches up his belt, looking troubled. “I went into law enforcement to help people, but I can’t say the same about other peace officers. I especially can’t say that about the Roperian Coast Guard. You’ll be facing double fines if they catch you bounty hunting with an expired license.”
- “We’ll need you to travel out past the reef to a huge island of floating plastic debris,” says Oscar.
- “And there, at Plastic Island, you’ll have three tasks,” says Bipasha.
- “First, you will need to purchase a new Garbage Sweeper and use it to cut away pieces of the plastic island each time you prepare to fish. Every so often you’ll need to haul it back to Santa Francesca for recycling or proper disposal.”
- “Second, you’ll keep leveling your Remediator pole and use it to rescue larger, sicker sea creatures that have been attempting to make Plastic Island their home,” Bipasha finishes.
- “And third, you’ll be using your Deputy pole to capture the high-ranking lawyers, politicians, and CEOs who profit from polluting the ocean,” says Deputy Dan. “And I’ll pay you your bounty and take them into custody.”
- “Once you catch these people, we’ll shame them in the newspaper until they clean up their act,” says Missy. “Their reputations matter more to them than any fines the governor of Icelantica can levy.”
- “Sounds good,” I say. “When can we get started?”
Chapter #6: Level Up[edit | edit source]
Purchase the Garbage Sweeper in Glacier Shack:
“Thank goodness you’re here!” says Bipasha. “A lot of fish need your help. This place is incredibly toxic to them. The plastics that make up this floating island break down into tiny particles that can outnumber plankton six to one.” Catch the Kranky Kraken and the PlastiCO CEO.
Journal entry as follows:
“Thank goodness you’re here!” says Bipasha. “A lot of fish need your help. This place is incredibly toxic to them. The plastics that make up this floating island break down into tiny particles that can outnumber plankton six to one. These pieces collect toxins like PCBs and pesticides at levels up to a million times the levels found in seawater. So the fish that try to eat these particles can get very sick! And the plastic itself is a problem, too. Scientists estimate that 85% of all sea turtles will be hurt or killed by plastic debris at some point.”
- “I’m on it,” I reply.
Chapter #7: Cheers[edit | edit source]
Then Join Everyone on RV Aurora.
Unlocked Chapter#7: Cheers! “Everybody’s treating the ocean a whole lot more respectfully since their arrests,” says Deputy Dan. Stay tuned for the next release - a high flying adventure throughout Farovia!
I join everyone back on the RV Aurora.
“We did it!” exclaims Bipasha. “Plastic Island is nearly gone, and the water is a whole lot cleaner.”
“Everybody’s treating the ocean a whole lot more respectfully since their arrests,” says Deputy Dan.
“And since the newspaper stories,” adds Missy. “I got some great photos of dirty deeds, and everybody you caught red-handed is desperate to prove that they’re not crooks and polluters. The corporations are donating a huge amount of money to help with ocean cleanup in other parts of Roperia.”
“So I did good?” I ask.
“You did really good,” replies Oscar. “There’s still a bit of work to do – so if you want to stay out by the reef or the island and help, we don’t mind a bit! – but I think our volunteers and graduate students can handle things from here on out.”
Bipasha pours out a champagne toast for everyone. As the others excitedly talk about their research projects and the upcoming elections, I sip my drink, surveying the horizon and feeling a profound sense of accomplishment. Still, I can’t help but wonder what other adventures await me in this amazing ocean….