Everything in Sunset Valley was going well. Sara’s garden was flourishing.
Grady paid the family a visit every morning, usually staying until well after sunrise.
But Maria could never stay in one place for long. The tombs of Al Simhara were calling her, and soon she and Sara were settling back into the Egyptian base camp.
Sara was pleased to run into fellow Sunset Valley resident Jason Keaton.
They discovered they share the friendly and snob traits, and quickly struck up a holiday romance.
While Sara got to know Jason, Maria started to explore the Great Pyramid. This tomb is huge and took her several days to complete, but it’s my favourite one so far.
Maria snapped a picture before literally beating him into the dust.
Pangu’s Axe is so much fun.
In the pyramid’s final room, another mummy lurched towards Maria.
She was all set to fight him, but I accidentally incinerated him in a fire trap!
I had a great time with all this, so I had Maria accept one more quest – to solve the Ancient Trap Nexus tomb.
Behind a hidden door, she encountered not one but two mummies!
This last quest brought Maria’s visa up to level three, enabling the girls to buy the Sultan’s Tabernacle.
She also bought the Tear of Horus, which adds map tags for dig sites. By excavating these she found several relics, including the last caponic jar she needed to complete her collection.
Before they left for Sunset Valley, Sara handed in the beetles she’d caught in Champs Les Sims.
Upon their return, Sara visited Jason to see if he wanted to continue their relationship. They are now going steady.
Back at the family home, Maria assembled the Sarcophagus of Kings from the fragments she’d found in Al Simhara, and placed her complete collection of caponic jars inside it.
Meet our newest household member, Calvinotep Nahguav II. I take no responsibility for his silly first name. Calvinotep loves the outdoors, and is easily impressed, family-orientated, friendly, and a vegetarian. I gave him the LTW to have a bottomless nectar cellar.
Naoise was ready for another trip to China, and I decided to have Calvinotep tag along. He made some new friends, and even learned a bit of martial arts.
He moves so incredibly slowly, but I think he had a nice time sightseeing.
Meanwhile, Naoise revisited the Temple of Heaven. He smashed a few boulders and found the Symbol of Pangu’s heaven in the very middle behind two secret doors, but I think he will need to get a keystone from a particular quest chain before he can complete the tomb.
There weren’t many interesting adventures available this time, so I had Naoise continue to compete in the martial arts tournament.
Half way through a match, his phone rang, giving him the opportunity to retrieve the key to the Dragon Cave from Le Chateau du Landgraab. This quest involved a quick trip to Champs Les Sims for Naoise and Sara, where he was able to open the final section of the chateau.
Pangu’s Axe came in handy exploring the rest of the grounds.
Sara’s adventure had somehow been cancelled, which is kind of a problem because it’s the only way into the Tomb of Israel. I guess I’ll just have to hope it comes up again. In the mean time, I had her borrow her brother’s axe and use it to smash some boulders blocking the way to a secret underground garden.
Sara has the snob trait and doesn’t enjoy dried food, so I was pleased to discover some grapes for her to harvest and eat. I think I’ll make sure she always has a supply of fresh fruit in her inventory when she goes on adventures from now on.
Sara dived into the water.
She came up in Tuatha’s Garden, a tomb hidden underneath the little island in the middle of the river. She was able to harvest more rare plants there, including a death flower.