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Welcome to December!

Hello everyone! We hope you all had a kind and healthy November. We're back with a new update for December 2020! As winter winds rise, we delve deep into the earth.

Our sixth month of limited shops has arrived:
December's theme is the Eclipsed Seraph!
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Beneath the great abyss, lies a well of sparks.
A grand trial of secrecy and a flurry of wings denotes your arrival.
Treasures abound are acquired at great cost to the explorer.


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What are Monthly Shops?
  • Every month, Pai and Oran from Peddler's Port will have different sets of 8 items in their shops that will retire at the end of the month to be replaced by new stock.
  • These items are obtained from far away lands and follow the theme of the land they visited each month.
  • All retired items from Monthly Shops will eventually be able to be obtained very rarely from Grandma Agnes later on.

How can I get to Peddler's Port?
Peddler's Port is a seaside location that you can unlock by going through the main storyline in Louise Hill. Once unlocked, you can visit Peddler's Port any time without using up a town hop!
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Pai's Shop of Wonders
Pai will host these 8 items in their infinite stock shop this month for 200 turnips each. If you spend 2000 turnips, you will be able to choose a free item of your choice! Free item claims will expire 3 months after obtaining them.

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Agnes' Perpetual Shop
Agnes' shop stocks a chest that contains a set of Pai's 8 shop items for 1500 Turnips, ideal for collectors who want a full set at a small discount.

What are Turnips?
Turnips are the untradeable premium currency of Dappervolk. You can purchase them with real life currency here, as well as obtain them occasionally through gameplay.

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Oran's Emporium
Oran's shop will be stocked with these eight items for 9,000 potatoes per spin!

These monthly shops will run until December 31st, after which they will be removed to house January's monthly items!

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NEW PET ACCESSORY MAKER BUNDLE
Agnes's Perpetual Shop now stocks a Pet Accessory Maker Bundle in which you can get five for 1750 turnips! This means that each maker comes at a discount of 350 turnips if you buy the bundle.

WHAT WE'RE WORKING ON
Here's a quick look at the updates we're focusing on right now!

Adventuring Optimization
Our adventuring optimization is going through its final stage of testing now! If no new issues are found, we'll be able to reflect the new update onto the site with our next push.

Ad Theater
The Ad Theater is also nearly complete and going through its final testing and adjustments. More info on both of these updates in a new post once they're ready!

Nico's Atelier Item Update
We're planning to create some new items for Nico's Atelier as well as do outline adjustments on some of the existing items.
The types of items we're planning to add include:
  • Simple eyes & mouths (Smiles, closed eyes, etc)
  • Basic shoes
  • Patches & sparkles - To take the place of skin decor items that were previously able to be layered on top of clothing.
  • Glasses/Monocles
  • Earrings
  • Plain Skins

Custom Maker Queue
While finalizing the queue system, we've discovered a potential issue with our custom item system that we'd like to look over in order to safeguard our database for the future, we thank everyone for their patience as this gets resolved.

Vaer Reef Quest Update
We're working on final revisions, inputting, and testing the Vaer Reef Quest adjustments as well as Affection Milestone Side Quests. More info on this as we make progress!

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Thank you so much for playing and supporting
Dappervolk. We'll be back with more updates soon!
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Autumn Festivities!

As you make your way step by step into the deep forest, the leaves
crinkle softly at your feet. A lone bird calls somewhere in the
distance, and a sombre mist grows.


Welcome to Dappervolk's first Autumn Event!
We're so excited for everyone to experience the first Autumn festivities!
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The Event Hub thread is the place for all community related event
activities, discussion and chatting! Below is an outline of all event
features and activities.

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The autumn festivities will run from:
November 12th 1:30AM to November 30th 11:59PM, 2020!
UPDATE: Event Shop and Currency gain has been extended to December 8th 12AM DVT!
Creativity Prompts still hold the submission deadline of November 30th.
The end of event news post and prompt prize winners will go up after December 8th!

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Speak to Magdalene in the 3's Forest to begin your event quest:
"Among Fallen Leaves" - This series of quests will require a few days to complete and allow you to accumulate event currency and other items!

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The event currency is Wild Forage Snacks!
You can obtain the event currency through the following ways:
  • Magdalene's Seasonal Quests - Among the Fallen Leaves, Search the Shadowed Path, Returning to Magdalene's Cottage
  • Daily Errands in 3's Forest
  • Adventuring in 3's Forest Path
  • 3's Forest Cleanup Minigame
  • Random Item Alchemy
  • Random Events on site!
  • Creativity Prompts, Social Media Giveaways, and Surprise Trivia/Riddles in the Event Thread.

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The Event Shop is now open from November 20th to December 8th 12AM DVT, 2020!
  • You can visit Magdalene's Autumn Bazaar by clicking on Magdalene's marker in 3's Forest to access the event shop.
  • The shop will take Wild Forage Snacks as its currency! The shop type will be permanent stock with differing prices for each seasonal item.
  • Once the event ends, the shop will close until a new Autumn event appears next year.

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You can participate in our social media based activities and giveaways during the event to win event items and other prizes!
Links will be updated in our Event Thread as posts are made!

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We hope everyone has fun this windy fall season, and thank you for playing Dappervolk as always!
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Welcome to November!

Hello everyone! We hope you all had a safe, spooky, and lovely October. We're back with a new update for November 2020!

Our fifth month of limited shops has arrived:
November's theme is the Masked Wanderer!

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A fleeting thought takes you to a land of everchanging faces.
A great many magical spirits sing you their welcome, sharing their treasures.
Shy away and all will vanish like smoke in the wind.


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What are Monthly Shops?
  • Every month, Pai and Oran from Peddler's Port will have different sets of 8 items in their shops that will retire at the end of the month to be replaced by new stock.
  • These items are obtained from far away lands and follow the theme of the land they visited each month.
  • All retired items from Monthly Shops will eventually be able to be obtained very rarely from Grandma Agnes later on.

How can I get to Peddler's Port?
Peddler's Port is a seaside location that you can unlock by going through the main storyline in Louise Hill. Once unlocked, you can visit Peddler's Port any time without using up a town hop!
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Pai's Shop of Wonders
Pai will host these 8 items in their infinite stock shop this month for 200 turnips each. If you spend 2000 turnips, you will be able to choose a free item of your choice! Free item claims will expire 3 months after obtaining them.

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Agnes' Perpetual Shop
Agnes' shop stocks a chest that contains a set of Pai's 8 shop items for 1500 Turnips, ideal for collectors who want a full set at a small discount.

What are Turnips?
Turnips are the untradeable premium currency of Dappervolk. You can purchase them with real life currency here, as well as obtain them occasionally through gameplay.

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Oran's Emporium
Oran's shop will be stocked with these 8 items for 9,000 potatoes per spin!

These monthly shops will run until November 30th, after which they will be removed to house December's monthly items!

NEW REFERRAL ITEMS
We've added a new set of Blue Royal items to the referral shop! We hope everyone enjoys the added variety.

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WHAT WE'RE WORKING ON
Here's a quick look at how we're progressing and some things that we're prioritizing right now!

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• Fall Festivities •
We're working on planning, writing, and drawing for a different kind of event for the Fall. This event will occur this month and will contain the following:

  • Many ways throughout the site's gameplay to collect an item that can be used as currency in an event shop open later in the event!
  • A big staff-run event thread with creativity prompts and surprise trivia based around Dappervolk's lore. Prizes will include raffled, staff picked, and participation rewards!
  • A series of autumn quests revealing more of Dappervolk's November deity and autumn lore.
  • Small social media giveaways and activities throughout the month!

Since we won't have a big event feature ready for this season, we're going to do our best to have fun with everyone with lots of different smaller activities! We'll tease an event start date via a Status update when we're ready with a concrete date!

Guild Fixed & Adjustments
For the last few days after Guilds were released, we've been hard at work making fixes to new bugs and small adjustments to balance and improve the feature. We've been updating a Changelog post with all changes that are being made as we make them.

Adventuring Optimization, Custom Queue & Ad Theater
These are the features we'll be working on in between getting the event ready. We'll need to coordinate the timing of releases with our event and overall schedule. More info on each update will be released as we get to finalizing release dates!

Smaller Bug Fixes & QoL Adjustments
Here's a non-exhaustive list of some smaller updates we'll be working on rolling out in between our larger updates.
  • Adding Stat Affinity/Weaknesses back in with the adjustments we have planned for the stat bonus task system.
  • Investigating some pet milestone related bugs in which a traded pet's milestones are missing.
  • Birthday letter bugs - We've addressed most of the wrong birthdate tickets, but we've discovered some new birthday related bugs that we're currently investigating before we do manual letter reimbursements.
  • Some minor pet accessory system UI fixes and adjustments to streamline the experience.
  • Some pet system related bug fixes that will improve the experience.
  • Text editor improvements, we're looking into updating our plugins related to our text parser which should make text editing and our bbcode more consistent.

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Thank you so much for playing and supporting
Dappervolk. We'll be back with more updates soon!
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Guild Creation Officially Open!

Hello everyone! Guilds can now officially be created! We've been working hard behind the scenes to prepare for it and we're so excited to finally be able to share this feature with the community. We're looking forward to all of the fun community niches that will be created here on Dappervolk in the form of Guilds.

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What are Guilds?
A Guild on Dappervolk is a player created community hub complete with a guild-only forum, live chat, leveling system, and upgrades to improve the Guild's perks. A Guild's community will work together and level the Guild as well as complete upgrades by doing various activities onsite.

How can I join a Guild?
You can look for a Guild to join in the Guild Subforum or via the Guild Directory! Some Guilds will opt to have open applications while others will be invite only. Each Guild has limited member space that will depend on the upgrades that they have completed.

How can I Create a Guild?
There are certain requirements that a Guild founder will need to meet in order to create a Guild. Once you meet the requirements, you can speak to the Guild Officiator at Peddler's Port to obtain a Guild license.
  • You will need to have a minimum of 4500 collective affection in the town that you'd like to establish your Guild in.
  • You will need to pay a one-time fee of 100,000 Potatoes to create your Guild.
  • Lastly, 4 other users will be required to commit to joining your Guild as founders in order to get started. An invitation will be sent to them which must be accepted before the Guild can be fully created.

Essential Links
The Guild FAQ is regularly being updated as questions are asked!

While the userbase gets settled into this new feature, we will be keeping a close eye on Guilds for bugs and issues that may only appear when hundreds of users start playing. Please bear with us as we tackle any bugs that arise! We are looking forward to all of the different guilds our community will be coming up with and customizing. We hope everyone has fun!

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UPCOMING FEATURES, FIXES, & EVENTS
Lately things have been a bit quieter in terms of smaller news updates, as we've been quite busy behind the scenes working on the preparations for bigger updates! Below is a brief overview of some of the major upcoming things to look forward to that we've been working on recently. Each section will be covered in further detail in future updates!

Adventuring Optimization
Now that our Guilds feature is ready for release, we'll be focusing more development efforts on Adventuring optimization. Our current backend rework plans should reduce loading speed by a good deal as well as help out with CPU usage moderately. As a heads up, there will likely be up to a week of no site fixes being pushed to allow our coding developers to prepare the optimization in full before committing a live update.

Custom Creator Queue
This feature is next on our list of updates to put out, along with Adventuring Optimization. The two will likely be released together! We will make sure to give everyone a heads up before releasing this feature.

Fall Event
Our backend developer is also hard at work on new event types that will be different from the first major summer event that we had during August! However, due to the scale of effect that major events have on the entire site, we are not currently sure if we'll have time to fully implement and test a new major event type in time for a fall celebration. Nevertheless, we are actively planning festivities for the month of November regardless of whether or not the site is ready to host our next major event type!

Vaer Reef Quest Adjustments & Affection Quests
Currently, our writers have been working on adjustments to the Vaer Reef story quests and reworking the resulting Affection Milestone quests to better fit these changes. More info on this will be made available once all of the writing has been finalized and the adjustments are ready for implementation!

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We'll be covering each upcoming feature or fix in further detail in future news or changelog updates! Thank you so much for supporting Dappervolk.
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Guilds Launch Date & Updates!

Hello everyone! We hope you've all been doing well. We have an exciting announcement to share with you!
 
GUILDS LAUNCH DATE
The Guilds feature will officially open to the public on:
Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 @ 1:00 AM DVT

As a note, a maintenance downtime period will be required.
The exact timing for this will be posted via Status Update.


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In preparation for the launch of this new feature, we've listed some basic information about Guilds below.

What are Guilds?
A Guild on Dappervolk is a player created community hub complete with a guild-only forum, live chat, leveling system, and upgrades to improve the Guild's perks. A Guild's community will work together and level the Guild as well as complete upgrades by doing various activities onsite.

How can I join a Guild?
You can look for a Guild to join in the Guild Subforum or via the Guild Directory! Some Guilds will opt to have open applications while others will be invite only. Each Guild has limited member space that will depend on the upgrades that they have completed.

How can I Create a Guild?
There are certain requirements that a Guild founder will need to meet in order to create a Guild. Once you meet the requirements, you can speak to the Guild Officiator at Peddler's Port to obtain a Guild license.
  • You will need to have a minimum of 4500 collective affection in the town that you'd like to establish your Guild in.
  • You will need to pay a one-time fee of 100,000 Potatoes to create your Guild.
  • Lastly, 4 other users will be required to commit to joining your Guild as founders in order to get started.

Essential Links
GUILD FORUMS • GUILD FAQ • GUILD DIRECTORY
The Guild FAQ has been updated with some additional information before guilds launch!

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We have lots more in store and we're excited to update everyone when the time comes. The next news update will be on October 22nd, when Guilds officially launch!
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Welcome to October!

Hello everyone! We hope you've been doing well and staying healthy. We're back with a new update for October 2020 to start off the autumn season in full swing!

Our fourth month of limited shops has arrived:
October's theme is the Circus Unicorn!
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Obtained from an elusive ever changing place.
These items twinkle with the mischief of their makers, echoes
of laughter and discordant music sound faintly in the distance.

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What are Monthly Shops?
  • Every month, Pai and Oran from Peddler's Port will have different sets of 8 items in their shops that will retire at the end of the month to be replaced by new stock.
  • These items are obtained from far away lands and follow the theme of the land they visited each month.
  • From this month onwards, the number of monthly items has slightly increased, both Oran and Pai now have 2 extra items compared to previous months!
  • All retired items from Monthly Shops will eventually be able to be obtained very rarely from Grandma Agnes later on.

How can I get to Peddler's Port?
Peddler's Port is a seaside location that you can unlock by going through the main storyline in Louise Hill. Once unlocked, you can visit Peddler's Port any time without using up a town hop!
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Pai's Shop of Wonders
Pai will host these 8 items in their infinite stock shop this month for 200 turnips each. If you spend 2000 turnips, you will be able to choose a free item of your choice! Free item claims will expire 3 months after obtaining them.
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Agnes' Perpetual Shop
Agnes' shop is back with a chest that contains a set of Pai's 8 shop items for 1500 Turnips, ideal for collectors who want a full set at a small discount.

What are Turnips?
Turnips are the untradeable premium currency of Dappervolk. You can purchase them with real life currency here, as well as obtain them occasionally through gameplay.

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Oran's Emporium
Oran's shop will be stocked with these 8 items for 9,000 potatoes per spin!

These monthly shops will run until October 31st, after which they will be removed to house November's monthly items!

FIXES & UPDATES
  • The character creation lost clothing bug has been fixed! This means that all newbies joining after this point will no longer lose their pants/shoes/shirt. Since newbie items are easy to obtain, we've sent a 200 potato reimbursement to everyone who has created a character since launch. All newbie items can be purchased for this amount at Nico's Atelier. Animal class users were not affected by this bug and therefore did not receive reimbursement!
  • If your account was registered with the wrong birth date and you haven't yet, please send in a Ticket via the Ticket Desk so we can assist you in getting it changed! All affected users who have already received NPC birthday letters this year can use/claim the rewards from them, as it currently isn't feasible to reverse the distribution of all letters and rewards for everyone waiting on a birth date fix. If you've already sent in a ticket, we have it in our list and will be getting to it soon!
  • Users who completed Visindy's Pursuits have received a reimbursement of Visindy's Mirage Stalagmites due to a bug with the quest, where some players did not receive this reward for completing the quest.
  • Mini game Personal Bests score board has been fixed to no longer wipe scores, as originally intended!
  • Animated Background items can now be saved correctly as png files using the "Save PNG" function in the wardrobe. Previously, the layering was incorrect for this item type.
  • Pet item fetch quests should now only ask for common and non account bound items.
  • Banned users can no longer receive item/currency transfers.
  • Some minor pagination layout fixes have been applied through the site.
  • Charming natured pets will now correctly respond to the gift of a Feather Quill. The item was incorrectly causing a liked response, and is now a neutral gift.

To keep up to date with more of our smaller fixes and updates, feel free to subscribe to our Official Changelog!

WHAT WE'RE WORKING ON

We've been hard at work behind the scenes preparing multiple larger features as well as juggling various quality of life and bug fixes. Here's a look at what we're currently working on!

Guilds
Our Guild Creation preparation and bug testing was unfortunately delayed for a couple of weeks following the Summer Festivities due to server outages taking priority as well as other technical considerations in relation to other updates and fixes. We're now back on track and have entered our last phase of testing! We'll be ready to launch very soon if testing goes smoothly.

Custom Creator Queue
The Custom queue will officially be opening shortly after Guilds are fully launched, we're working on some additional backend considerations for this system as well as streamlining it more before launch. We'll also be taking into consideration ways to allow Kickstarter Custom Tier backers to indicate so in their request in order to give some priority to those that have been waiting since the Kickstarter.

Additional Adventuring Optimization
Our Adventuring developer is working on revamping the back-end image processing part of Adventuring in order to have it run more smoothly. This will also help to streamline our future Housing feature!

Housing
We've begun setting up and preparing our framework for Housing and refining our designs for it. We're excited to get more into it and give you more details and teasers as time goes on!

Theater
We're preparing an ad theater in which you can watch some advertisements each day in order to slowly accumulate some turnips as well as other perks in the future. This will give users another way to accumulate turnips for free as well as support site development with an additional stable source of revenue. More info on this feature as we work on it further!

Louise Hill Adventuring Riddle Contest
The Louise Hill Adventuring Riddle Contest is currently still being judged, this is an update for folks who are waiting on results. We'll be sure to inform everyone once the winning riddles are selected!

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Thank you so much for playing and supporting
Dappervolk. We'll be back with more updates soon!
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Summer Event Conclusion!

Congratulations on completing our first major event!
Thanks to all of your hard work, we were able to collectively
make Lilia and Fantasia's summer celebration possible!
 
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Curious about some of the data from the event?
Here are some interesting stats from the community!

6910 users participated in the event, resulting in
2168 users qualifying for the Elite Tier prizes!
  
Final Event Tier Placement Totals
2649 Participant Tier (38% of participants)
493 Bronze Tier (7% of participants)
682 Silver Tier (10% of participants)
918 Gold Tier (13% of participants)
2168 Elite Tier (31% of participants)
 
Total Points Earned by the Top 20 Highest Scores:
854,625
 
The community completed a total of 2,013,503 tasks during the event!
 
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Outstanding community effort, everyone!
Please visit the event page hub to view your prizes.
 
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POST-EVENT MAINTENANCE TIME
  • There will be a short 15-30 minute planned maintenance downtime at 12:30AM DVT tonight, where we will be unlocking the new event quest for everyone, as well as removing all Shimmering Embers.
ADDITIONAL POST-EVENT INFO
  • The event quest, "Lilia & Fantasia's Summer Festival" will be available to begin by speaking to Lilia until the end of September! After which it will seasonally return next year.
  • If you weren't able to participate as much as you would've liked this summer, don't worry! The seasonal nature of this event means that it and all of its associated prize items will return again.
  • We'll be adding onto seasonal events every time they come around each year, so stay tuned for what new things may lie in store for next summer!
  • We'd also like to thank everyone for the feedback provided surrounding the event, and will be striving to improve for next year!

NOTICE: It appears that the unlocked overtime rewards have not processed yet, our main backend developer is working on this and these rewards should be distributed to everyone soon!
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Status Feed

1 Dec 2020, 12:23 am
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The gentle goddess of life's shade is slowly retreating, what great deity will scale the depths this month?
26 Nov 2020, 8:15 pm
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Pai, Oran and Agnes' shops will temporarily become unavailable at 12:00AM DVT DECEMBER 1ST for 30-60 minutes to release the December Monthly Item sets! The Masked Wanderer items will become unavailable after this month!
21 Nov 2020, 4:50 pm
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The Event Shop has been extended to December 8th, 12AM DVT!

The Wild Forage Snacks, Wild Forage Bundles, and Droplets of Shadow will also remain obtainable until this time, after which they will disappear from the site. This should give everyone enough time to buy what they want before the shop closes!
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