Back in Sunset Valley, Sara planted the Egyptian pomegranates and plums. These will be great for nectar.
Everyone spent some time building their skills, while we waited for Maria’s travel moodlet to expire. Athletic and Handiness are the most useful for tombs exploration.
Then it was off to China for Naoise and Maria.
He got his first adventure from the board, to retrieve a relic from the Halls of the Lost Army. It’s just another tutorial quest, with a simple tomb.
Naoise spent the next couple of days at the academy learning martial arts.
I had him start sparring as soon as the option is available. After he has participated in 75 of these (ranked or casual; win or lose), they will become much easier to win, so I like to start working towards this as soon as possible.
Meanwhile, Maria worked on her photography collections, bought the location-specific recipe and skill books from the market, and picked some cherries and pomolos for Sara.
Towards the end of their trip, Naoise received an opportunity to spar twice with a local sim. This is the first in a chain of tasks that ends with the mission to recover some papers tomb underneath Resolute First Retreat. Once the sparring matches were over, Naoise was told to medidate in the Scholar’s Garden for two hours, and then retrieve the papers.
If you’re stuck on this tomb, or want to check you haven’t missed any hidden rooms, I’ve posted some pictures of it completed.