Sara was the first in this generation to become pregnant.
She and Jason were very happy.
So was Jason’s mum, Justine.
Breda grew up into a young adult and moved out. She’s in Nraas’ hands now.
Manon came over from France to stay with the family for a few days. At the end of her visit, she agreed to move in.
When it was time for Maria to travel to Egypt, Manon went with her. Maria had adventures to complete, but they made camp together every evening.
They enjoyed several romantic midnight strolls around town. One night, Maria proposed to Manon.
During the day, Manon usually went jogging. She’s athletic and will eventually be joining the military career, so the increase in her athletic skill will be very useful.
Maria had a close shave with a fire trap in the Pyramid of the Burning Sands, but was able to put herself out in time.
She harvested some flame fruits to give to Sara.
Next, Maria was tasked with exploring Queen Hatshepsut’s secret lair, hidden under one of the houses in town.
She located the hideout, and found the key to the servant’s quarters of the Queen’s temple. This enabled her to progress with the quest chain to explore fully both the temple and the bazaar basement.
In the bazaar, she found a rusty old bath and took a much needed wash.
Maria and Manon arrived back in Sunset Valley just as Sara was going into labour.
She gave birth to a baby boy called Daniel. I gave him the artistic and perceptive traits, and his favourites are orange, rockabilly, and goopy carbonara.
Maria presented her sister with the flame fruits she had harvested in Egypt.
Elisa visited Kristjana to tell her about her new grandson. The had a fun time gossiping and making jokes.
Kristjana’s son Jamison is now a teenager, and he has a little sister, Marianne, who seems to like to argue with herself.
By this time, Naoise was ready to travel again, so off he went to Shang Simla. His friends Biyu, Shen, and their son Manchu put him up while he was there, and each morning Biyu cooked breakfast for them all.
He spent his first few days participating in more ranked sparring matches, until he reached rank five in the martial arts tournament, completing his lifetime wish.
Thanks to his French excursion, Naoise was finally ready to explore the lower levels of the dragon cave, and do battle with the infamous Dong Huo.
He was really not happy to see a mummy shambling towards him.
At this point, there were just a few tombs left to clean up. Naoise went through Dong Huo’s Treasure Trove, the Market Caverns, and the remainder of the Temple of Heaven, deactivating traps, discovering secrets, and collecting loot.
There is one site left to explore – the Tomb of the First Empower – but that requires a special quest that was just not coming up this time, so Naoise spent the rest of his vacation fishing.