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Welcome to May!

Hello everyone! Welcome to May, we hope you're doing well and staying hydrated!

Our 47th month of limited shops has arrived:
May's theme is the Mercurial Archivist!

A torrent of knowledge swirls within the mists of time and space, eager for your perusal. A piercing gaze eludes your judgment.

See Full Item Previews here and in the Clothing Diary!
What are Turnips & Monthly Shops? Click here for information!

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Pai's Shop of Wonders
Pai's Shop of Wonders is stocking these 10 items for 200 turnips per clothing item.

Chest containing 10 Pai clothing items available for 1700 turnips  ♦ 300 turnip discount!

Mercurial Archivist ♦ Spirits, Head Banners, Shawl, Banner Braids, Loop Braids, Prayer, Collar, Arms, Robes, Rift

Agnes' Perpetual Shop
Agnes' Perpetual Shop stocks a chest that contains a set of Pai's 10 clothing items for a discounted 1700 Turnips.

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Oran's Emporium
Oran's Emporium is stocking these 8 clothing items this month for 9,000 potatoes per spin!

Mercurial Archivist ♦ Bandages, Sandals, Scales, Oddity, Third Eye, Lightning Paint, Night Skin, Bright Skin

These monthly shop clothing items will run until May 31st, after which they will be removed to house June's monthly items!


A swarm of fireflies dancing in the spring night, a light mist rolling in. 
An ocean breeze carries inspiration from some place far away.


  • Speak to the First Mate at the Shipwreck to begin the quest "The Captain Behind the Curtain"
  • There are 5 quests in total, to be unlocked in succession.
  • 2 quests will be repeatable, allowing for progression and accumulation of currency.
  • The Neat Ship Shop is stocked with Aeolin items and will be open all month, taking Sand Dollars as currency!
  • Other than quests, Sand Dollars can also be obtained through Random EncountersAdventuring, and Vaer Sea Forage.


Visit the Theater and click on the "CHECK REWARDS" button to see the new rewards!

This month, the art development stream will take place on...


A status post with a link to the stream will be posted when it begins!
We'll be working on wishes from the Wishing Well thread.
Hope to see you there!

We had a slight delay on our frog undertakings, which is why the froggening will officially begin at the end of this week!

Our codebase updates are progressing steadily, last month we pushed 2 different updates and worked on various fixes for bugs that appeared. We're currently working on the last two upgrades which we're testing internally. We're aiming to do the updates this month, after which we'll be very up to date and have a more secure codebase!

Note that some aspects of the upgrades may require a longer than usual maintenance to go through the whole database. We'll be keeping everyone in the loop on when/if that happens!

Last month, we tried out a different bundling method for pet hatches in the monthly shops. After gathering feedback diligently, we're planning to host a poll about which options are prefered so we can keep it in mind for future monthly shops with pets.

We're also planning on a poll to ask if our community would prefer to not see forum game threads on the latest forum activity box on the front page, as well as other more lore or content related polls!

Our artists are getting to work on assets this month for the Vaer Reef balancing update which will include all rebalancing and new content as well as the affection quests and an additional story's end quest. We'll keep everyone posted on our progress!

As always, thank you so much for playing and supporting
Dappervolk. We'll be back with more updates soon!


  • Villager Vio (#8758) 1 May 2024, 12:17 am
    > the froggening will officially begin at the end of this week!
    DV staff is ripping on my style i coined the term "the irin-ing" i did tha THAT WAS ME

    This set looks rlly good (likes blue a lot) and excited for the frog update (in danger)
  • Villager Abyssalsparten (#7285) 1 May 2024, 12:17 am
    Really pretty monthly set!! Glad we have a set date for the Froggening!
  • Villager GoblinsAndTea (#47249) 1 May 2024, 12:19 am
    Oooh the set is rly pretty!
  • Villager Ratio (#6358) 1 May 2024, 12:19 am
    Losing my mind these monthly items are gorgeous but i have no potato!!!
    i love transparent parts on clothing sm 😭😭😭💕💕💕
  • Villager jotunn (#40203) 1 May 2024, 12:46 am
  • Villager Magician (#378) 1 May 2024, 1:26 am
    Leviathan 2.0
  • Villager Steex (#8821) 1 May 2024, 1:32 am
    Thank you for listening to feedback about static item previews! This is a good solution for the people who like both styles. I do wish the static previews would still be separated by which ones are Oran and which ones are Pai but I know that's a nitpick from someone who's a stickler for organization.
  • Villager Aethera (#59177) 1 May 2024, 3:43 am
    This set is actually gorgeous AAA?
  • Villager CatLoaf (#11088) 1 May 2024, 5:33 am
    Oh, YES PLEASE to this set.
  • Villager Pypurr (#61306) 1 May 2024, 6:08 am
    Oh this is my new fav…
  • Villager LunarLoner (#74921) 1 May 2024, 8:58 am
    This set is gorg! Ik where im going to spend my turnips or taters on

    And as a frog enjoyer i cannot wait for the Ribbeting

    but... isnt there supposed to a pet to go along with every monthly set? Would be nice to have an equally as gorg pet go along with it?

  • Villager SeaBanshee (#43811) 1 May 2024, 9:46 am
    Love the colors and the theme, the transparency is gorgeous !
    Happy to hear about the frog update coming, and even more about polls !! These will be really great :D

    LunarLoner (#74921) Monthly pets aren't meant to be a thing every month, there are supposed to be rare instead (as it was stated when they first happened, the explanation being that pets hike up the price and they take more time for the Monthly artist to draw compared to clothing)
    If it was an Oran pet instead of Pai the playerbase could accept it more, but since they take longer to draw, it makes more sense for them to be more expensive
    So overall a Monthy pets each month isn't sustainable for the main artist and playerbase
  • Villager LunarLoner (#74921) 1 May 2024, 9:55 am
  • Villager gatorbrush (#37805) 1 May 2024, 2:07 pm
    is winter gift event cancelled officially
  • Villager lilypadmeulin (#22061) 9 May 2024, 3:55 pm
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