Talk:Disappearance of Krawk Island

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Yarrr hahahaaarr! He be some of them plot related images, ahahaarrrr! --Macbeth 13:25, 21 July 2011 (CDT)

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McGill's comments to the player at the solitary shanty have been changing. I'm recording them here. --Macbeth 07:36, 22 July 2011 (CDT)

Oh! Good job! When I noticed the quotes changed today I was all like, "Man! I wish I had recorded yesterday's quote!" Macbeth to the resuce! :D - Emerald Osprey 07:40, 22 July 2011 (CDT)
"Must. Write. Everything. Down. O_O" ;P --Macbeth 08:17, 23 July 2011 (CDT)

21st July[edit]

Before searching:

Oh look, a visitor... hello, I'm Gavril McGill. As you can imagine, I were quite startled when I woke up this morning to find that nearly all of Krawk Island had vanished, so pardon me if I seem rather out of sorts. I mean, for this tiny plot of land where I make my home to be spared when not even a trace of the rest of the island remains... it gives me the chills just thinkin' about it!

After searching:

I see you're back from today's search. I can only be imaginin' what it's like out there, considerin' that whatever did this to the island is still roaming the waters. I've heard rumours that a sea monster may be responsible, but you know pirates and their tall tales. If nothing else, with Krawk Island's riches scattered to the four winds, I'm certain you've come across plenty of... fringe benefits, no? Hehe. Let's try not to get too distracted, though... savvy?

22nd July[edit]

Before searching:

Welcome back! I've got some news you may find interesting. Yesterday while straightening up I happened to find this book behind a dresser, which appears to be very, very old. I've only had time to flip through the first few pages so far, but it seems to have something to do with Krawk Island, so maybe it'll have some answers about what's been going on lately -- at least I hope it does!

After searching:

Still plunderin' the seas in search of Krawk Island, eh? Surprisingly enough, many of the volunteers who've come back to report their findin's have been mentionin' the discovery of small islets... far too small to be Krawk Island, though. I'm perfectly willin' to leave such trifles to the small-timers; my sights are set on doing somethin' big... for the good of Krawk Island, of course.

23nd July, 24th July[edit]

Before searching:

There you are! I've been waiting to tell you all day -- you're not going to believe this! According to that book I told you about last time, it turns out that rather than being one large island, Krawk Island was originally made up of many much smaller islets! I don't have time to get into the details now, but that'd certainly explain all the small islands everyone's been finding.

After searching:

Ahoy! Back from a long day of roundin' up me -- I mean, Krawk Island's islets? Now that we know Krawk Island's actually made up numerous smaller islands, I'll have far greater flexibility in rearranging the plots so that I can make Krawk Island better than ever! Don't look so startled, swabby -- the fates must've chosen to leave my plot as the island's sole remnant for a reason...

25th July, 26th July[edit]

Before searching:

So, I'm sure you're dying to hear what I've learned since the other day... well, listen to this! According to that book I found, what we know is Krawk Island was a cluster of tiny islands, which had repeatedly been picked clean during a series of raids by the Dread Pirate Sherman, the meanest pirate Neopia had ever seen. For their safety, the islands' inhabitants decided to combine their land into one large, single island, which would be far easier to defend. How'd they do it? I'm still working on that part... until then, we should keep searching.

After searching:

Back from another long day of searching for sunken treasure and the occasional islet, eh? Hehe, I'm just givin' you a li'l ribbing, that's all. You know, I like your determination and spirit. If I'm going to get Krawk Island back up and runnin', I'll need the help of those I can count on, such as yourself -- you look out for me and I'll see to it that you're well taken care of, you know, that sort of thing... kind of like how the island's founders banded together, if you think about it, right?

27th July[edit]

Before searching:

Welcome back! More news about the origins of Krawk Island has emerged -- it turns out the islands were brought together and anchored to the bottom of the ocean to keep from floating apart! Amazing, right? Over time, the island's drifting sands covered the inter-island borders and Krawk Island's history was forgotten... until now!

After searching:

There you are! I figured you'd be turning up soon... you know, we're gettin' very close to tracking down all of the islets that I'll be needin' to put Krawk Island back together. With that, we'll have to start lookin' toward the future... now, I've been kickin' around the idea of becoming governor of Krawk Island, and the response I've been getting from my many -- and I mean many -- loyal friends is that it's a terrific idea, especially when they consider what it'll allow me to do for them, if you get my drift...

28th July[edit]

Before searching:

Based on my research, if everything goes according to plan we should have the location of every islet needed to restore Krawk Island by the end of today. Once the last plot of land has been accounted for, the process of bringing back the islands and reconnecting them to the bottom of the ocean can begin. Isn't this exciting? I can't wait!

After searching:

Good day, friend. At last, I have the great pleasure of telling you that all of the smaller islands that make up Krawk Island have been located, save a few. I suspect they will all be located by the end of today. Although this is quite an accomplishment, our work remains far from over. Given your unwavering support thus far, I trust you'll be returning tomorrow to help with the retrieval process. So long for now!

29th July[edit]

Before retrieving:

It's amazin' to think what I've accomplished in such a short time. Why, mere days ago, in the wake of nearly all of Krawk Island disappearin', I sent a ragtag fleet of pirates out in search of an island. Now, due in large part to the leadership of yours truly, a week or so later all the pieces of that island have been located, and the next step in a restoration process that will make the rebuildin' of Maraqua look like child's play can be movin' forward Throughout this endeavour, one thing I've truly enjoyed is the subjuga--I mean, involvement, of "friends" such as yourself. During the next stage, in which the islets will be returned so that I may reconstitute Krawk Island, I take it that you'll be joinin' the retrieval effort. After all, only a fool would pass up the magnificent spoils awaiting those who stick it out 'til the end... and you're no fool, right?

After retrieving:

Well, well! Glad to see that that rickety schooner of yours made it back -- with a piece of Krawk Island in tow, no less. Ahh, yes... this lovely plot will be like putty in the hands of a master sculptor as I bring me grand design to life, restorin' our beloved Krawk Island to its rightful glory!

30th July[edit]

Before retrieving:

It's been said that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Similarly, me masterful reconstruction of Krawk Island begins with a single plot of land. If I am to be fulfillin' the promise of this colossal undertakin', it'll require a diligent effort to retrieve the islets on the part of underl--I mean, volunteers, such as yourself. Now go on an' get me somethin' to work with!

After retrieving:

Ahh, I see ye have returned with a magnificent plot of land... yes, magnificent indeed. By the time I've worked the magic of me bountiful architectural engineerin' skills, why, ye shall hardly recognise the islet that ye brought back just a few hours earlier... which, verily I assure thee, shall be a good thing. You may run along now -- I've got boundless duties that need attending -- but be sure to return tomorrow, when I'll have plenty for you to do.

31st July[edit]

Before retrieving:

Just as I were sayin', don't it look simply fabulous thusfar? Granted, I came across a few... *ahem* technical obstacles while tryin' to realise me vision for the new Krawk Island, but it's these sort of challenges that truly bring out the best in a talented artist such as meself. Now get goin'! After all, 'twould be a shame if inspiration struck and there were nothin' for me to work with...

After retrieving:

Hmm, that's an interestin' plot of land that ye just brought back. I suppose they can't all be beauties, eh? Oh well... the ability to take less-than-ideal materials and transform them into a breathtaking spectacle is just the sort of challenge that gets the creative juices of a true artist such as myself flowing. Leave me be now, I need to think... certain you're here tomorrow, though, or someone else shall reap the benefits of doing your work for you.

1st August[edit]

Before retrieving:

At last, the time to show ye the latest round of revisions has come. Pretty excited, eh? It's totally understandable... okay, ready? Ta-da! Don't you just love it? Seems the new layout has created a squabble between the Food Club competitors an' the Golden Dubloon, but aye, there's no reason why such skirmishes should get in the way of art, right? Let 'em suffer -- we're talkin' about genius here!

After retrieving:

Ye might want to be lookin' into repairs for that ship of yours... by all appearances, the poor thing barely had the wherewithal to return in one piece. Oh well, at least ye brought me plot o' land back in marvelous condition. I've yet to be makin' a final decision as to what I'll do with this plot, but as long as ye aren't nosy and annoy me, I may grant ye a chance to see what I have up me sleeve in good time. For now, grant me my peace, but be sure to come back tomorrow, though.

2nd August[edit]

Before retrieving:

'Ere, have a look! As you can see, I took the plot that were containin' the Smuggler's Cove an' got rid of that abomination, electing to create a new cove elsewhere. After all, if there's gonna be any smugglin' happenin' on Krawk Island, ye can rest assured that it'll be on me own terms. Pretty clever, eh? Well, I'm just getting' started... find me more land to work with, an' I'll show you what I'm really capable of!

After retrieving:

Ahh yes, the Dubloon-O-Matic! I definitely have to be findin' a place for that straightaway! While I'm still weighin' the pros and cons of convertin' me holdin's to NP, devaluin' dubloons via mass production, an' then issuin' a decree that bans their use on Krawk Island, I'd say at this moment me inclination would be not to bother. After all, once the island's restored I'll be fabulously wealthy an' powerful anyway... we'll see. In the meantime, avast with yer pesterin' and come back when you're of use to me tomorrow.

3rd August[edit]

Before retrieving:

So, that Dubloon-O-Matic turned out to be more of a rascal than I were anticipatin'... each time I found a place for it, the new location obstructed the lovely view of the sea that I have from me mansion! Well... as you might be imaginin', the entire episode had me rather peeved, but in the end me architectural genius naturally came up with a sensible solution...

After retrieving:

Well, well... would ye look at this beauteous plot o' land! While I don't be havin' any specific plans for the land itself, these resources on the land will be perfect for the crown jewel of Krawk Island's restoration. What will that be? Avast, swabbie... all in good time. Ye can rest assured, however, that the splendour of this particular facet of the island's rebuilding is sure to make jaws drop all across Neopia... now run along an' get some rest, so ye have plenty of energy for doin' me biddin' tomorrow.

4th August[edit]

Before retrieving:

Alright, so... I've given it some thought an', since you've been so accomodatin' of me requests, I've decided to share what's in store for the materials from that new plot of land. See, me ragged ol' shanty is hardly befittin' a lofty personage such as meself anymore, so I've decided put those resources from the islet you brought back toward the buildin' of me governor's mansion. Once completed it'll be a sight to see, that's for sure!

After retrieving:

Ahh, I see that ye have brought back the islet containing the academy... yes, a very crucial part of me plans for Krawk Island's restoration. A well-trained regiment capable of keepin' me interferences to a minimum as I go about me day-to-day responsibilities is absolutely vital to the island's future. Speaking of interferences, if you'll be so kind as to leave me to my work, I'll get back to restorin' the island now... come back tomorrow, though -- ye shall be far less annoyin' to me once there's work for ye to do.

5th August[edit]

Before retrieving:

As one can see, I've made some overdue renovations to Cap'n Threelegs' Swashbuckling Academy, which the cap'n will find most beneficial. I like that cap'n -- seems like a real obedient sort of fellow, the kind I don't anticipate givin' me any problems... so, the island -- she's really startin' to come in nicely, eh? *puts index finger to lips* Shush-- ye can save all the niceties 'til after seein' the finished product, 'kay?

After retrieving:

We're gettin' down to the last of the islets, are we not? You know, as demandin' as Krawk Island's restoration has been, I almost feel as though I'm goin' to miss puttin' me prodigious talents to use. Who knows, perhaps if I grow tired of wringin' every last bit of profit out of this island, maybe I'll seek out another Neopian land in need of a touch up. Tyrannia, perhaps? Aye, maybe not... for now, leave me to me ponderin' an' come back tomorrow when I can be findin' somethin' productive for ye to do.

6th August[edit]

Before retrieving:

At last, me restoration of Krawk Island is nearly complete! I've got a few last minute details, such as postin' me croni--I mean, allowin' me loyal friends to get situated before the mad dash back onto the island begins. Once everythin' is... *cough*under control*cough* then the ceremony to proclaim me governor of Krawk Island may be proceedin'. It won't be long, though, so check back soon!

After retrieving:

It seems we're still waitin' on those last few plots to be comin' in... as if mastermindin' the entire project and overseein' its execution isn't enough -- apparently I have to hop in a dinghy and row these islets back to shore meself, too! *sigh* Competent help is so hard to find, especially when ye have dedicated yourself fully to the true expression of an artistic vision like I have...

7th August[edit]

Before retrieving:

The ineptitude of those carryin' out me plans has reached a level that not even I, in all me greatness, can overcome. Alas, another day has come an' gone and the final stage of Krawk Island's renovation remains held up by the retrieval of the very last few plots of land. It now appears as though the all-new Krawk Island's unveilin' shall happen no sooner than tomorrow. You'd better be there to make sure you don't miss it, though - after all, this IS the debut of the greatest architectural achievement in Neopian history...

After retrieving:

Soooo... despite the last few plots not reachin' harbour yet, I have been assured *scoffs* that me glorious restoration of the new and improved Krawk Island shall be unveiled tomorrow. Honestly, I've learned not to be trustin' a word these so-called assistants tell me. However, given the possibility (however unlikely) that the island's restoration will make its debut tomorrow, it would be behoove ye to be there, just in case.

8th August[edit]

At last, me restoration of Krawk Island is nearly complete! I've got a few last minute details, such as postin' me croni--I mean, allowin' me loyal friends to get situated before the mad dash back onto the island begins. Once everythin' is... *cough*under control*cough* then the ceremony to proclaim me governor of Krawk Island may be proceedin'. It won't be long, though, so check back soon!

Sudoku challenges[edit]

Just thought that I'd mention that the Sudoku challenges aren't actually based on the day of the challenge, they're actually based on which challenge you're completing. I logged onto a side to test something in a different browser and, despite being the fourth day of the sudoku steps, it was still the simple 4x4 square set. Not sure if this is noteworthy enough to add to the article but I thought I'd mention it here. Essentially, I think TNT wanted to be sure that any players were given the chance to learn along with it to their best ability, so if they could get the smaller ones but can't now get the big ones, they still had the chance to do the smaller ones, even if they started late. -Cath 01:48, 4 August 2011 (CDT)

Heya Cath, nice to see you again! The references to "each day's puzzle" and the like means "the puzzle released each day", but I'll try to make it clearer =). --Macbeth 03:08, 4 August 2011 (CDT)
Is this better? --Macbeth 03:20, 4 August 2011 (CDT)
Nice to come back and say Hi... Seems like everything's still making headway. Yeah, I think that looks better. Is that the case, that you can catch up if you're behind by being able to do more than one puzzle in a day? Because that's what I'm getting when I read it. I know that a lot of this won't be known for sure until this section of the event is completed but, generally, you would have to be there every day to complete all of the island chunks. Even something that just said "The challenges had to be completed in order. A user missing a day or starting late would, respectively, pick up where they stopped or from the beginning regardless of what the new challenge for that day was."... -Cath 12:13, 4 August 2011 (CDT)
Yeah, that's what I've been getting from the boards. If you miss a day (say, day three), the next day you are told that you can retrieve two islands. The first puzzle will be day three's, and the second puzzle will be day four's (the new one for that day). So if you started, say, five days late, you would be able to do five day's worth of puzzles - ie five puzzles - on your first day. --Macbeth 12:25, 4 August 2011 (CDT)

Wow, that's crazy! So making sure that I've been doing it daily is pointless :( That doesn't seem very fair for the people who do it regularly. I wonder if the prizes are different... Oh well. Silly to get upset about, anyway. -Cath 12:35, 4 August 2011 (CDT)

Well, I guess they thought a one day window to do something was a bit tight, time zones and things considering. How about it, anyway, will you be sticking around to edit some? --Macbeth 12:41, 4 August 2011 (CDT)
I'm trying to edit the Rainbow Fountain page as we speak... I'm having issues with rewording it in a way that makes sense and deciding what info is necessary... plus, despite having been around that long ago, I didn't actually ever use it as a sponsor event, so I don't have the first-hand knowledge of how it worked. I'm going to try... I really like helping out but I often don't have time. I'll probably come and go a bit but I will make an effort! We'll see how that goes. -Cath 13:19, 4 August 2011 (CDT)