Quest:Goose and Gander

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Goose and Gander
Level 28
Type Solo
Starts with Bingo Boffin
Starts at The Forsaken Inn
Start Region Lone-lands
Map Ref [34.0S, 40.7W]
Ends with Bingo Boffin
Ends at The Forsaken Inn
End Region Lone-lands
Map Ref [34.0S, 40.7W]
Quest Chain The Ballad of Bingo Boffin
Quest Text

Bestowal dialogue

'I have been trying to help Theodore Gorse unravel this latest cryptic message, <name>, because it may be that solving it will lead to the real treasure! Here, I will read you the message.'

Bingo clears his throat and begings dictating the strange message.

'What's good for the goose is good for the gander, and what's bad for the cad is a tad over yonder. Goblins and spiders and plotting and fighters. Lest our relative novice seem perplexed and nonplussed, too many spell danger, so look to the spell for the answer.'

Bingo shakes his head in confusion.

'It makes no sense to me! Perhaps Theodore or Haley have come up with something.'

Background

Bingo is in the Forsaken Inn, trying to help Theodore Gorse solve the riddle you recovered from a strongbox in the Lone-lands.

Objective 1

Theodore Gorse and Haley Meadowsweet are in the Forsaken Inn, puzzling over the cryptic message you recovered from the strongbox in the Lone-lands.

Bingo Boffin: 'What's good for the goose is good for the gander, and what's bad for the cad is a tad over yonder. Goblins and spiders and plotting and fighters. Lest our relative novice seem perplexed and nonplussed, too many spell danger, so look to the spell for the answer.'
Bingo shakes his head in confusion.
'It makes no sense to me! Perhaps Theodore or Haley have come up with something.'
Theodore Gorse: 'Geese? Goblins? Spiders? This most recent riddle, if it is actually a riddle and not just nonsense, is quite a perplexing one! I am quite perplexed, just as the writer of this riddle must have expected!
'We can't tell what's 'over yonder' if we don't know where to start, can we? Oh, I will never find this treasure! Should I have stayed retired, <name>?'
Haley Meadowsweet: 'I listened to your friend Bingo's recitation of the message once again, but it did not clear anything up for me. There is something unusual about that message, but I cannot say what it might be!'

Objective 2

  • Talk to Bingo in the Forsaken Inn

Bingo is in the Forsaken Inn, trying to figure out the meaning behind the cryptic message you recovered.

Theodore Gorse: 'Geese? Goblins? Spiders? This most recent riddle, if it is actually a riddle and not just nonsense, is quite a perplexing one! I am quite perplexed, just as the writer of this riddle must have expected!
'We can't tell what's 'over yonder' if we don't know where to start, can we? Oh, I will never find this treasure! Should I have stayed retired, <name>?'
Haley Meadowsweet: 'I listened to your friend Bingo's recitation of the message once again, but it did not clear anything up for me. There is something unusual about that message, but I cannot say what it might be!'
Bingo Boffin: 'I do not know, <name>. I will give you the message so you can try and figure it out. Unfortunately, I think the meaning is quite above this hobbit's head!
'All we know for certain is that if this does point to a second strongbox, it must surely be in the Lone-lands. Other than that, I have no idea! Find it if you can, my adventurous friend!'
Bingo hands you the cryptic message for your own perusal

Objective 4

Bingo gave you the cryptic message, and challenged you to unravel its mystery and find the treasure somewhere in the Lone-lands.

Cryptic Message:
whaT's good for the goose is good for the gander.
and what's bad for tHe cad is a tad over yonder.
goblins and spiders and plotting and fightErs.
Lest Our Relative Novice Seem Perplexed And Nonplussed,
too many spell danger, so look to the spell for the answer
Bingo Boffin: 'All we know for certain is that if this does point to a second strongbox, it must surely be in the Lone-lands. Other than that, I have no idea! Find it if you can, my adventurous friend!'
Haley Meadowsweet: 'Can you unravel the mystery of that message and find this treasure?'
Theodore Gorse: 'The treasure must be in the Lone-lands, but I had no luck figuring out the meaning of that cryptic message.'
This strongbox seems to have been opened recently. How long has it rested here on the Lornspan?

Objective 5

Theodore Gorse is in the Forsaken Inn, and will want to see the treasure you found, even if it is only a parchment with the words 'The End Now' on it.

The strongbox is empty save for a parchment containing three words: 'The End Now'
Collected the Three-word Parchment
Theodore Gorse: 'You solved the cryptic message? Good job, <name>, you have done it! Now let me see that treasure!'
You present the parchment to Theodore, but to your surprise he does not seem disappointed.
'The End Now? Well, I guess that is it. We have the victory! This is the treasure, and our mysterious riddle-master has acknowledged that we had success. I am happy, and I hope you are too!'

Objective 6

  • Talk to Bingo in the Forsaken Inn

Bingo Boffin is in the Forsaken Inn.

Theodore Gorse: :'The End Now? Well, I guess that is it. We have the victory! This is the treasure, and our mysterious riddle-master has acknowledged that we had success. I am happy, and I hope you are too!'
Bingo Boffin: 'That's it? The end now? Theodore may be happy with this result, but I am not! Now that we have had a taste of treasure hunting, I will not be happy until we follow this chain of riddles to the end! Surely this cannot be it!
'Oh, I am not happy about this, <name>. There has to be more! The end now? I do not believe it!'