If you’ve never been to Evermore Park, you may be wondering what an Evermore quest looks like. I have talked with many new World Walkers as we wait through the portal to open, and this is one of the questions I get asked most.
There are different types of quests.
First, you need to understand that there are several types of quests. There are quest cards that can help guide your initial interactions in the park and there are character quests that are given by the residents of Evermore. Usually, completing the quest cards will lead you to other quests throughout the park.
Don’t just go up to someone and ask for a quest.
I am constantly asked for quests and I don’t even work at the park! Of course, you can ask for quests, but it helps to know how to do it properly.
You can always tell which Evermore residents can issue quests because they wear a special pendant. This necklace glows in the dark and has the official Evermore emblem on it. Not all characters wear one of these (for example, Aros doesn’t), but all the characters that give quests do.
Even when you find someone to ask, don’t just walk up and ask for a quest (or for gold). I mean, technically, you can do that… but it takes some of the illusion and magic out of the park.
Frequent World Walkers know that the residents of Evermore are real, tangible beings. They have opinions and friendships and fascinating background stories. Instead of simply asking for a quest, try these:
- Where are you from?
- How did you come to be in Evermore?
- What is your role in this town?
- Is there anything we can do to help you today?
I always ask that last one at the end of every interaction. Sometimes, they won’t need anything but they can usually point you in the direction of someone who does.
Quests can involve just about anything.
When we spoke to Benjamin, he told us, “We were expecting a shipment of snakes tongues – I don’t know if you know this but snakes tongues have very magical properties – but we got ripped off, as it were, and we got these little red bows instead. I’ll tell you what, take one of these. It’s not much of a gift by itself, but maybe you can take it to the dwarves and see if they can add something to it.”
We walked to the burrows and spoke to the dwarves. They found something very special to them – a blue fuzz ball – and donated it to Ollie’s cause. They suggested that perhaps the fairies could contribute something as well.
We wandered to the fairy garden, where Goldie was thrilled with the idea of a wedding. Since the fairies don’t have a concept of romantic love, Goldie asked, “Oh! A wedding! Isn’t that when you have cake?”
After my friend rather awkwardly tried to explain marriage, Goldie asked, “Is there a certain color you’re looking for?” We suggested white, since that’s the traditional color for weddings. She pulled a small flower from her satchel and gave it to us.
Granted, it’s not a fancy gift. Although Evermore is definitely an immersive fantasy world, there is still a business behind it. They have to be sure that whatever they hand over to World Walkers is something that can safely leave the park without damaging the bottom line. I know we’ve taken a few of those white flowers home by accident when my children failed to complete a full quest.
Nevertheless, Ollie was delighted. We completed the quest and received a new Troll Values card in return. These are collectible cards that reveal a picture when you have them all, so they are very valuable to me.
This is just one of many quests that we completed last night. We also investigated the barn fire, helped the pirates with a secret task, delivered a gift to Ophelia from Benjamin and watched several huge plot developments that left us emotionally devastated. But that, my friends, is all for another post.