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You downloaded a ZPG. You made yourself a hero/ine. You watched them fumble and bumble about Godville. You noticed an “Input the voice of god” box to type in. You typed, “Hi, little hero/ine!” or “Dance for me, monkey!” … and nothing happened. Maybe you looked at the wiki and tested some things out. Maybe you saw a funny “random shout” from another god/dess and were inspired. Or maybe you became frustrated and just gave up trying to speak to your hero/ine. No need to throw your phone at the wall or jump on your computer keyboard in frustration! Voice Commands (VCs) are actually pretty simple and can reward you with Godpower (GP) if you string them together in a way others find even a little entertaining.
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'''Digging Up Monsters: How to find them and what to do with them when you do.'''
  
Different VCs work in different places. What works while questing, may not work while fighting a monster, and what works against a monster may not work in the arena. What works in the arena is exactly the same as what will work against a boss monster, however. Rather than list what words do and don’t work, (it’s a long list and will soon be updated in its entirety on [https://sites.google.com/site/harvestmoonguild/home our website]), we’ll focus on how to make those words work better for you.
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How to find them? Read the [http://godvillegame.com/forums/show_topic/546?page=111#post_105040 digging advice] {{god|Marked8}} posted in the forum or check out the [http://wiki.godvillegame.com/SBFH#Digging_Methods.5B4.5D super-helpful wiki] of {{god|SBFH}}.  
  
* Most experienced players would agree that your hero/ine will listen better to complete sentences. Example: don’t just say “pray”, put it in a sentence, such as “I pray you listen to me this time.” Or, “I feel all warm and fuzzy when you pray to me.“
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What to do with them? Kill them, of course! Standard arena rules apply. Each boss can come at you with one, two, or three abilities, however, so you’ll want to prepare yourself before going in. Below we’ll discuss not just the abilities, but how to handle them in a way that makes others see you as an ally they want by their side in a boss fight.
* Not having any luck? Try asking your hero a question instead of making a statement. Example: “Why won’t you pray to me?” Or, “Maybe I’ll listen to your prayers when you listen to me. Deal?”
 
* Try putting more than one “trigger” word in a sentence from the same category. Example: “Worship, pray and offer a sacrifice!” contains four words that can trigger your hero praying or sacrificing to gain you some GP.
 
* Unless you really don’t care what your hero does, try not to mix your VC categories (don’t tell him/her to pray, heal, and attack something all at once - they’ll only listen to one and you have no control over which it will be).
 
* You have a 100-character limit, so don’t waste your GP trying to send a witty novel that happens to have “pray” as its last word.
 
* Be aware that not all of the trigger words are obvious. Saying, “What’s wrong with you? Why won’t you return to town?” may either make your hero pray ''or'' go to the nearest town. Why? The words “with you” are a pray command, while “return” and “town” are town VCs.
 
* Words don’t have to be obvious to work. Hiding a command within another word can go a long way towards making your VCs creative enough to get you votes from other gods. Telling your heroine she uses too much “hairspray” or waxing philosophic about your love for “spray” cheese will work just as well as “pray.
 
  
''Next week:'' Your favorite VCs and/or “mystery” VCs (“why did my hero do X when I said Y - what’s the trigger?). Send in your favorites!
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* '''Auriferous''' monsters make gold out of random stones, the heroes’ artifacts, and the heroes’ blood (this last one does damage to the hero). Many folks dig to collect gold for their temples, pet revivals, and donations and are interested in getting as much gold as possible out of a boss. Depending on the other abilities this is combined with, the goal would be to keep the monster alive as long as possible in order to maximize the amount of gold each hero gets. In other words: Don’t hit the beastie!
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* '''Deafening''' monsters “shout down” your Voice Commands (VCs). The occasional prayer has been known to get through, but it’s best to save your Godpower (GP) on Encouraging to heal and Punish to damage the monster if those options are available to you.
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* '''Faithless''' monsters are immune to punishes. To end this fight quicker, you’ll want to use attack VCs (if the monster isn’t also Deafening). Bonus: the boss is also immune to Encourage backfires, so you don’t have to worry about healing the boss that way.
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* '''Hulking''' monsters have extra health as compared to non-Hulking monsters of the same “species.” The weaker monsters (like the Squirmisher) get around an extra 50%, but the tough guys (such as the Dragonandon) can get an extra 90%. This doesn’t change your ability to act against them, but may change your strategy when you see it may be a longer fight. Pray commands are your friends!
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* '''Leeching''' monsters heal themselves by “leeching” off of your Encourages. This means you have a high chance of healing the monster by healing your hero with an Encourage. It doesn’t usually heal them as much as it heals you. While it’s considered poor sportsmanship to Encourage if you don’t need to, by all means, do what you need to survive! The Leeching, Auriferous monster is one of the most sought after in all of Godville as Leeching means keeping an Auriferous monster alive longer which means more gold for everyone. The monster may start trying and failing to leech after a while.
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* '''Pickpocketing''' monsters steal the heroes’ artifacts and either put them in inventory or use them to heal themselves a bit. The monster’s inventory is divided up amongst the survivors at the end of the match. Unless you have a precious item you want to keep, there’s no real reason to panic about this guy. You’ll still end up with more than you started with.
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* '''Summoning''' monsters call in a little “mini” monster to help them once their health hits around 50%. The mini has about 30% of the original boss’ health. If you and your allies act quickly (and aren’t blocked by other abilities), you may be able to kill the original boss before it summons, but this is rare. Expect it to add a few extra steps to your boss fight and plan accordingly. Mini monsters ''do not'' have abilities and can be affected by things the original boss isn’t. There is no guarantee which monster your action/VC will target, however, so if GP is a concern, follow the original monster’s “rules.
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* '''Squandering''' monsters eat their artifacts and gold during the fight. Most people prefer to kill them quickly unless they are only in it for the Hunter achievement and don’t care about the loot.
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* '''Sweeping''' monsters have the ability to hit all of the heroes at the same time while others have to “choose” which one to hit. Watch your health with these ones!
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Most of the active diggers will do their best to help you stay alive if you put forth a little effort to kill the monster and stay alive while doing so. There’s no need to expend a bunch of charges on these guys. Helping your ally out via VC if they clearly have no clue about an ability and pitching in a bit can go a long ways. Happy digging!
 
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| [[File:Bella Stewart.jpg|thumbnail|Queen of evil]] '''Advice from the Mavin of the Macabre, the Mistress of Mystery, our very own Empress: Bellatrixie The Strange!'''
 
| [[File:Bella Stewart.jpg|thumbnail|Queen of evil]] '''Advice from the Mavin of the Macabre, the Mistress of Mystery, our very own Empress: Bellatrixie The Strange!'''
  
Can't zip your pants without lying down? Do your upper arms keep waving after your hand has stopped? Tired of running around Godville as a muffin top? Shed those winter pounds with Bella's Awesome Drink, Diet and Exercise Regimen (BADDER)! Remember, bigger doesn't always mean badder!
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Last week I announced I'd be answering more readers' questions today, so let's go straight to the old mailbag and see what we've got, shall we? Oh, look! That's right, it's empty. Not to worry. I learned last time not to underestimate the apathy of my audience, so I have a backup plan. And you're in luck - I'm not going to sing.
  
* Drinking can really put on the pounds. Forget the beer and ale, leave the margaritas alone. Stick to pure, wholesome Dark Flame. It's proven to raise the body temperature by ten degrees, so you sweat those pounds away! That's right - drink LOTS of it!
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It's a well-known fact that Harvest Mooners...er, Moonies...erm, Moononites....members of [[Harvest Moon]] are not early risers. By the time I roll out of bed, get dressed, snarl my hair and hike over to [[Blue Feather]] for breakfast, their baked goods are long gone. So the other day while having a few drinks with {{god|Sarika}}, I managed to talk her into sharing her most famous recipe with me. Well, she was actually passed out, but I know she would have wanted me to have it. So today, we will be making Sarika's Godville-Famous Cinnamon Rolls!
* Starve those kittens! Leaner meat in those kitten sandwiches means a leaner you! Try fresh veggie garnishes instead of mayo, and thin-slice that bread.
 
* Use skim milk in your penguin smoothies. Now that Hairplug4men is back where he belongs, we have a ready supply. And skip the whale fat!
 
* To pare down those upper arms, fill a large tankard to the brim with Dark Flame. Lift, drink, return SLOWLY to the bar, repeat. When empty, refill and do the same using your other arm. In effect, you're killing two puppies with one stone! (See above)
 
* Now that you've finished all that Dark Flame, it's time for some aerobics! Nothing gets the old heart pumping like drunkenly chasing puppies around the castle! Crawl under those tables! Fall over the chairs! Careen around the corners! Stagger up the stairs! Feel the burn!
 
* Once you catch one of the little buggers, it's time for your lower body workout. Right leg back, hold it...hold it...hold it...now swing it forward and kick that puppy in half! Chances are you missed since you're seeing double by now, so repeat with the opposite leg. Alternate until you make contact.
 
* Finally, to target that midsection! By now you'll be collapsed on the floor. Have an exercise buddy stand over you holding another tankard of Dark Flame. Now attempt to sit up and Reach! Reach! Reach! Relax and repeat until (a) your buddy drinks it all himself or (b) you pass out.
 
  
Too much work, you say? You lack discipline? You just don't care enough? Don't worry - I think all evil gods and goddesses look pretty darned natty in black hooded capes.
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Okay! First, I'll just pour myself a glass of '''Dark Flame''' to sip as we assemble the ingredients. Mmmmm, good! Right. We'll need flour, salt, cinnamon (I swiped, I mean borrowed some from Blue Feather), sugar (thanks again, BF), and yeast. Hmmm...yeast...I bet beer would work. I mean, there's beer bread, right? Oops, need a refill of '''Dark Flame'''. Alright! Get a big bowl, and put a bunch of flour in there. Don't worry, weevils are very nutritious! Just don't let the little buggers escape. Add a few shakes of salt, some sugar, and a big splash of beer. Oh. I guess I didn't need to open a whole quart. Well, waste not, want not. I'll just drink the rest. Mix it up well and let it rise while you go to the bar for a few. This is fun!
  
'''Next week:''' Send in your questions, or I'll sing again! Mwaahahaha!
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[An hour later] Well, now, let's jush...just see how it's doin' there. Ooh! It's all puffy 'n soft! Now we jus' squoosh it all down again. I like that word, squoosh, don' you? Squoooooshhhh. Yep. Squooshy. Okay. Now we gotta roll it out like a big ol' pancake. Rolling pin...rolling pin...ya know? I don' think we have one. Huh. Think I'll jus' have another lil' '''Dark Flame''' and think about this.
  
''Down in the dumps about your home or temple's decor? Send {{god|Bellatrixie the Strange}} (aka Bella Stewart) your questions directly or submit them to any member of the newspaper staff.''
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[Ten minutes later] Okiedokie, then! I'm jus' gonna flop this outta th' bowl onta th' counter - whoopsie! Okay, on the floor, then, an' sit on it! Whee! Ish jus' like a whoopie cushie! Cushion! Woohoo! Who knew bakin' was sho mush fun? Yep, s'all mooshed flat now. Now we spinkle...sprinkle cinnaninamom ' n sugar allll over th' place an' roll it up like a big ol' snakiepoo. Looks kinda like my feather boa conscriptor...consipter...whatever. Lemme see, whazzit say to do nex' - gotta close one eye...tha's better. Cut the pretty lil' snake into pieces? Nooo no no, not me. Poor lil' snake. I'll jus' bend it aroun' in the pan an' pop it in th' oven. There! Now back to th' bar while it bakes.
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|[[File:OverTheMoon.jpg|thumb|right|We've got games, we've got prizes... we really need a theme song. Suggestions welcome!]]'''How to play:'''
 
  
This week, we have a crossword puzzle!
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[Wakes up with her cheek stuck to the bar and smoke billowing out of the kitchen] Ooh! I think it mus' be done! Les' jus' take it outta th' oven an' douse th' flames. Okay, [[Harvest Moon]]! Come 'n get it! Oof...I need a nap.
  
* Answer to the Final Question (below) must be submitted via the [http://godvillegame.com/forums/show_topic/546 Harvest Moon Forum]. ''Answer only, please! Don’t give hints to non-WH readers.''
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Next week: [We don't know. She's passed out. - the editors]
* The first god/dess to get the answer right will win four (4) charges ''and'' be automatically entered to play in the '''Over the Moon Championship''', held monthly on Palringo (yes, you’ll need to join Pal to play).
 
* The winner of the '''OtM Championship''' (to be based on a different game show each month) will receive 45 charges!!
 
  
'''''Across'''''
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''Down in the dumps about your home or temple's decor? Send {{god|Bellatrixie the Strange}} (aka Bella Stewart) your questions directly or submit them to any member of the newspaper staff.''
 
 
* '''1.''' Steals experience, damages equipment, or saps godpower
 
* '''2.''' Keeps hero from getting into skirmishes
 
* '''3.''' Most evil guild according to Unity
 
* '''4.''' Made of golden bricks
 
 
 
'''''Down'''''
 
 
 
* '''5.''' Can make bricks
 
* '''6.''' A town
 
* '''7.''' Place to receive charges, gold, or XP
 
* '''8.''' Sowing Sun AG_
 
* '''9.''' Coaching, 1st rank
 
* '''10.''' Pet type
 
* '''11.''' May have the Faithless ability
 
 
 
'''Final Question:'''
 
* Unscramble the eight letters in the red boxes to form a palindrome on “How to be an HM Member.”
 
 
 
'''''Congratulations to last week’s winner: {{God|GigglesMcGee}}'''''! Giggles will join Artsonian in this month’s '''OtM Championship'''. There are two spots left. Who will go up against these two sharp-witted competitors? It could be you! '''''See you in the forum! Good luck!'''''
 
 
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| '''The Dart''' - 71st-level adventurer, member of the “[[Harvest Moon]]” guild, with the motto “Its got fangs!”, stands at the [http://godvillegame.com/pantheon/show/savings?page=1#p_29 29th position] in the [[pantheon of savings]] under the vigilant supervision of the god {{god|Tradwolley}}. His worst enemy - a Blade Runner. Favorite trophy - something that looks like a blue tooth. He is also a huge fan of Last Resort’s pubs.
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| '''Simply Confused''' - 50th-level adventurer, member of the “[[Harvest Moon]]”guild, with the motto “ I'm so confused....what?”, stands at the [http://godvillegame.com/pantheon/show/gladiatorship?page=2#p_179 179th position] in the [[pantheon of gladiatorship]] under the vigilant supervision of the goddess {{god|Absent Goddess}}. Her dream is to master the “opacity control” skill and then offer lessons in exchange for gold bricks.
 
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| '''Agus Maximus''' - 45th-level adventurer, member of the “[[Harvest Moon]]” guild, stands at the [http://godvillegame.com/pantheon/show/destruction?page=2#p_179 179th position] in the [[pantheon of destruction]] under the vigilant supervision of the god {{god|The Amazing Spiderman}}. He is a huge fan of Los Adminos’s pubs.
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| '''Lufus''' - 66th-level adventurer, member of the “[[Harvest Moon]]” guild, with the motto “Amulet of Yendor or bust!”, stands at the [http://godvillegame.com/pantheon/show/destruction?page=2#p_117 117th position] in the [[pantheon of destruction]] under the vigilant supervision of the god {{god|Falke}}. He's asking someone to get the best of both worlds and report the results via express mail.
 
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| '''Zostacular''' - 60th-level adventurer, member of the “[[Harvest Moon]]” guild, with the motto “Don't hate, Zostaculate!☾”, stands at the [http://godvillegame.com/pantheon/show/savings?page=2#p_134 134th position] in the [[pantheon of savings]] under the vigilant supervision of the god {{god|Zoson}}. All she ever wanted was a little love and affection.
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| [[File:Tchul.jpg|thumb|left|If he’s doing it, it must be right!]]Here we sit down weekly with a [[Harvest Moon]] warrior and find out what makes them tick. This week’s Deity is our very own Tutor is Demonic Law: {{God|Tchulmaak|temple=0}}
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* '''Q:''' What is your favorite salty snack?
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* {{color|red||'''A:''' Chili-cheese fries from Wienerschnitzel.}}
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* '''Q:''' What song do you love to dance to?
| '''Atheisthero''' - 70th-level adventurer, member of the “[[Harvest Moon]]” guild, with the motto “Cogito, ergo Deus non est”, stands at the [http://godvillegame.com/pantheon/show/mastery?page=2#p_194 194th position] in the [[pantheon of mastery]] under the vigilant supervision of the god {{god|AtheistGod}}. The heroine has no distinctive features to date; however, she promises to get some before her next appearance.
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* {{color|red||'''A:''' "Groove is in the heart" by Dee-Lite.}}
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* {{color|red||'''A:''' My heroine has few marketable skills aside from making decorative lampshades from the skin of her arena victims.}}
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* '''Q:''' Do you get emotional using Encourage when in times of crisis?
| '''ViSM''' - 79th-level adventurer, member of the “[[Harvest Moon]]” guild, with the motto “Requiescat in pace ☾”, stands at the [http://godvillegame.com/pantheon/show/templehood?page=1#p_51 51st position] in the [[pantheon of templehood]] under the vigilant supervision of the god {{god|ViSM}}. He is deeply gratified by his place in the pantheon and is not planning to give it up any time soon.
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* {{color|red||'''A:''' When making a cappuccino, I make the froth so thick, you can float a quarter on top.}}
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* '''Q:''' How do you like to spend your spare time?
| '''Qoi''' - 51st-level adventurer, member of the “[[Harvest Moon]]” guild, with the motto “Seriously, why me!?!”, stands at the [http://godvillegame.com/pantheon/show/survival?page=1#p_62 62nd position] in the [[pantheon of survival]] under the vigilant supervision of the god {{god|Oh Great Horror}}. She thinks that a Thunder Rat slow roasted in its own juices is one of the finest delicacies that Godvillewood has to offer.
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''If you have a burning question for [[Harvest Moon]]'s Deities, please submit them to the staff. Thank you!''
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| '''SkylarB''' - 61st-level adventurer, member of the [[Harvest Moon]]” guild, with the motto “Beware the pink bunny!☾”, stands at the [http://godvillegame.com/pantheon/show/savings?page=1#p_94 94th position] in the [[pantheon of savings]] under the vigilant supervision of the goddess {{god|Anwynn}}. Rumor has it that a local Cheeseburglar has learned to show the heroine proper respect for some reason.
 
 
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| '''WANTED:''' Professional sock fluffer to prepare sock for public appearances. Contact HP4M
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| '''WANTED:''' Something to sell, barter or steal from the Weekly Harvest Classifieds. Anything. Really. Please send us your ads!
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| '''Ancient temples discovered near the outskirts of Tradeburg!''' Gold bricks almost free for a limited time! Call today: 1-866-NOTA-SCAM to reserve some of these bricks before they all disappear! ''Note: May be slightly corroded.''
 
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| '''Cranky heroes?''' Call 1-800-IM-MAD for babysitting services! Low, affordable rates and only the best care for your little...squishykins.
 
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| '''FOR SALE:''' 2/2.5 in Los Demonos. Planned to use as a retirement home, but can't stop questing.
 
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| '''WANTED:''' God or Goddess for abandoned hero. Neutral, but willing to change. Will build temple eventually. Look around milestone 37.
 
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| '''Does your diary only have ten pages?''' Upgrade to the new iDiary S3! ''Note: not compatible with Godville.''
 
 
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''My temple’s solid gold toilet is always so cold! Is there anything I can do to warm it up? Forget tongue on a frozen flagpole. That’s funny. This is serious! Here, I pushed my hero to build the thing and I find myself avoiding spending time here since the far cheaper plumbing at the guild hall and Molotov’s Cocktail Bar is simply more user friendly. Help!''
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''Last week I followed your advice to line my cold, gold-brick toilet seat with kitten fur to keep it warm. But you didn't mention that I had to remove the fur from the kittens first. Now I have scratches on my behind, and the chef won't take the kittens back. What do I do with the kittens?''
  
''Signed, I want to enjoy my abode but I need a warmer commode''
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''Signed, Too many kitties, no sammiches :(''
  
Dearest Chilly Willy,
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Dearest Can’t follow directions >:/
  
I can’t believe nobody warned you about this. Then again, it’s not like there’s a temple-decor handbook, and I sincerely doubt your hero is smart enough to have thought of this on his own, so... You have some choices:
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* Ask the kitten shaving members of the HM kitchen staff for the fur...
  
* You can try to make your hero reconstruct the toity with a built-in seat warmer. Good luck with that! In my experience, the post-temple hero is almost impossible to wrangle back into construction.
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...ask for the FUR! Not the kittens! Oh, what a waste! The only thing to be done with them now is to use them as belated (and tainted, therefore truly evil) Valentine’s gifts for your goody-goodie acquaintances. “Sorry it’s late, but I thought of you! I made it myself! Err... picked it out myself! Just for you! Yeah, that’s the ticket!” Mwahahahaha!
* Ask the kitten shaving members of the HM kitchen staff for the fur and make yourself a seat koozie. If you’re worried about potential sanitary issues, don’t be! At the rate we go through kitten sammiches, there’s always plenty of fur a-flyin’! No need to re-use!
 
* Force your minion to warm it for you. It was his oversight, make him do the work! A standard hair dryer pointed at the seat for 10-15 minutes should do the trick.
 
* If all else fails, find yourself a space heater. I understand double dragons aren’t that hard to come by these days. Warning: molten metals may do more damage than frigid ones.
 
  
 
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|[[File:OverTheMoon.jpg|thumb|left|We've got games, we've got prizes... Theme song? Anyone? Bueller?]]'''How to play:'''
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* Each week, there will be four “questions” posted here (and only here) in the Weekly Harvest. Answers to the questions can be found in the wiki, on the HM web site, in the forums or will be math/logic-based.
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* Your “answers” must be in question form (a-la ''Jeopardy!'').
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* Answers must be submitted via the [http://godvillegame.com/forums/show_topic/546 Harvest Moon Forum]. ''Answers only, please! Don’t give away the questions to non-WH readers.''
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* The first god/dess to get all four questions right will win four (4) charges ''and'' be automatically entered to play in the '''Over the Moon Championship''', held monthly on Palringo (yes, you’ll need to join Pal to play).
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* The winner of the '''OtM Championship''' (to be based on a different game show each month) will receive 45 charges!!
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# At this level the hero obtains his final skill.
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# Actual news from GV: ''Stuck in traffic waiting for a "-----" of sheep to cross the road...'
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# Mistress of Science been an HM officer since this date.
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# A brand new god spends 3 charges a day punishing until Fiend, 2nd Rank. He then spends 7 charges every day. If using those charges are the only time the god punishes, then this is the number of days it will take to reach Fiend, 1st Rank.
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'''''Congratulations to last week’s winner: {{God|Elementarion}}'''''! El joins Artsonian and Giggles in this month’s '''OtM Championship'''. There’s ONE spot left! Who will go up against these three wickedly witty Weekly Harvest readers? It could be you! '''''See you in the forum! Good luck!'''''
 
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{{god|Poppa Azure}} welcomes his son, Fenrir, into the world '''''today''''', {{ge|02|20|2013}} g.e.  
  
Do you have sensitive skin? Allergies? If you’re itching for exfoliation but afraid to even try the concrete body mask ''and'' you’re allergic to dragon scales, we want to help! Are the barmaids at the local tavern talking about a new “thing” you’re just dying to try? While we pride ourselves on being on the cutting edge of spa technologies, we understand that some of you may have special needs or requests. Let us know!
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This week’s featured topic: Digging Up Monsters

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  1. The HM Blog
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  5. Our Forum
  6. The HM Day Spa
  7. Digging Advice

Soup of the Day: Cream of Kitten #16

Digging Up Monsters

Grrr! Rawr!

Digging Up Monsters: How to find them and what to do with them when you do.

How to find them? Read the digging advice GodMarked8  posted in the forum or check out the super-helpful wiki of GodSBFH .

What to do with them? Kill them, of course! Standard arena rules apply. Each boss can come at you with one, two, or three abilities, however, so you’ll want to prepare yourself before going in. Below we’ll discuss not just the abilities, but how to handle them in a way that makes others see you as an ally they want by their side in a boss fight.

  • Auriferous monsters make gold out of random stones, the heroes’ artifacts, and the heroes’ blood (this last one does damage to the hero). Many folks dig to collect gold for their temples, pet revivals, and donations and are interested in getting as much gold as possible out of a boss. Depending on the other abilities this is combined with, the goal would be to keep the monster alive as long as possible in order to maximize the amount of gold each hero gets. In other words: Don’t hit the beastie!
  • Deafening monsters “shout down” your Voice Commands (VCs). The occasional prayer has been known to get through, but it’s best to save your Godpower (GP) on Encouraging to heal and Punish to damage the monster if those options are available to you.
  • Faithless monsters are immune to punishes. To end this fight quicker, you’ll want to use attack VCs (if the monster isn’t also Deafening). Bonus: the boss is also immune to Encourage backfires, so you don’t have to worry about healing the boss that way.
  • Hulking monsters have extra health as compared to non-Hulking monsters of the same “species.” The weaker monsters (like the Squirmisher) get around an extra 50%, but the tough guys (such as the Dragonandon) can get an extra 90%. This doesn’t change your ability to act against them, but may change your strategy when you see it may be a longer fight. Pray commands are your friends!
  • Leeching monsters heal themselves by “leeching” off of your Encourages. This means you have a high chance of healing the monster by healing your hero with an Encourage. It doesn’t usually heal them as much as it heals you. While it’s considered poor sportsmanship to Encourage if you don’t need to, by all means, do what you need to survive! The Leeching, Auriferous monster is one of the most sought after in all of Godville as Leeching means keeping an Auriferous monster alive longer which means more gold for everyone. The monster may start trying and failing to leech after a while.
  • Pickpocketing monsters steal the heroes’ artifacts and either put them in inventory or use them to heal themselves a bit. The monster’s inventory is divided up amongst the survivors at the end of the match. Unless you have a precious item you want to keep, there’s no real reason to panic about this guy. You’ll still end up with more than you started with.
  • Summoning monsters call in a little “mini” monster to help them once their health hits around 50%. The mini has about 30% of the original boss’ health. If you and your allies act quickly (and aren’t blocked by other abilities), you may be able to kill the original boss before it summons, but this is rare. Expect it to add a few extra steps to your boss fight and plan accordingly. Mini monsters do not have abilities and can be affected by things the original boss isn’t. There is no guarantee which monster your action/VC will target, however, so if GP is a concern, follow the original monster’s “rules.”
  • Squandering monsters eat their artifacts and gold during the fight. Most people prefer to kill them quickly unless they are only in it for the Hunter achievement and don’t care about the loot.
  • Sweeping monsters have the ability to hit all of the heroes at the same time while others have to “choose” which one to hit. Watch your health with these ones!

Most of the active diggers will do their best to help you stay alive if you put forth a little effort to kill the monster and stay alive while doing so. There’s no need to expend a bunch of charges on these guys. Helping your ally out via VC if they clearly have no clue about an ability and pitching in a bit can go a long ways. Happy digging!

At Home with Bella Stewart

Queen of evil
Advice from the Mavin of the Macabre, the Mistress of Mystery, our very own Empress: Bellatrixie The Strange!

Last week I announced I'd be answering more readers' questions today, so let's go straight to the old mailbag and see what we've got, shall we? Oh, look! That's right, it's empty. Not to worry. I learned last time not to underestimate the apathy of my audience, so I have a backup plan. And you're in luck - I'm not going to sing.

It's a well-known fact that Harvest Mooners...er, Moonies...erm, Moononites....members of Harvest Moon are not early risers. By the time I roll out of bed, get dressed, snarl my hair and hike over to Blue Feather for breakfast, their baked goods are long gone. So the other day while having a few drinks with GodSarika , I managed to talk her into sharing her most famous recipe with me. Well, she was actually passed out, but I know she would have wanted me to have it. So today, we will be making Sarika's Godville-Famous Cinnamon Rolls!

Okay! First, I'll just pour myself a glass of Dark Flame to sip as we assemble the ingredients. Mmmmm, good! Right. We'll need flour, salt, cinnamon (I swiped, I mean borrowed some from Blue Feather), sugar (thanks again, BF), and yeast. Hmmm...yeast...I bet beer would work. I mean, there's beer bread, right? Oops, need a refill of Dark Flame. Alright! Get a big bowl, and put a bunch of flour in there. Don't worry, weevils are very nutritious! Just don't let the little buggers escape. Add a few shakes of salt, some sugar, and a big splash of beer. Oh. I guess I didn't need to open a whole quart. Well, waste not, want not. I'll just drink the rest. Mix it up well and let it rise while you go to the bar for a few. This is fun!

[An hour later] Well, now, let's jush...just see how it's doin' there. Ooh! It's all puffy 'n soft! Now we jus' squoosh it all down again. I like that word, squoosh, don' you? Squoooooshhhh. Yep. Squooshy. Okay. Now we gotta roll it out like a big ol' pancake. Rolling pin...rolling pin...ya know? I don' think we have one. Huh. Think I'll jus' have another lil' Dark Flame and think about this.

[Ten minutes later] Okiedokie, then! I'm jus' gonna flop this outta th' bowl onta th' counter - whoopsie! Okay, on the floor, then, an' sit on it! Whee! Ish jus' like a whoopie cushie! Cushion! Woohoo! Who knew bakin' was sho mush fun? Yep, s'all mooshed flat now. Now we spinkle...sprinkle cinnaninamom ' n sugar allll over th' place an' roll it up like a big ol' snakiepoo. Looks kinda like my feather boa conscriptor...consipter...whatever. Lemme see, whazzit say to do nex' - gotta close one eye...tha's better. Cut the pretty lil' snake into pieces? Nooo no no, not me. Poor lil' snake. I'll jus' bend it aroun' in the pan an' pop it in th' oven. There! Now back to th' bar while it bakes.

[Wakes up with her cheek stuck to the bar and smoke billowing out of the kitchen] Ooh! I think it mus' be done! Les' jus' take it outta th' oven an' douse th' flames. Okay, Harvest Moon! Come 'n get it! Oof...I need a nap.

Next week: [We don't know. She's passed out. - the editors]

Down in the dumps about your home or temple's decor? Send GodBellatrixie the Strange  (aka Bella Stewart) your questions directly or submit them to any member of the newspaper staff.

Famous HM Heroes This Week

#777 GODVILLE TIMES Day 1015 g.e.
Simply Confused - 50th-level adventurer, member of the “Harvest Moon”guild, with the motto “ I'm so confused....what?”, stands at the 179th position in the pantheon of gladiatorship under the vigilant supervision of the goddess GodAbsent Goddess . Her dream is to master the “opacity control” skill and then offer lessons in exchange for gold bricks.
#778 GODVILLE TIMES Day 1016 g.e.
Lufus - 66th-level adventurer, member of the “Harvest Moon” guild, with the motto “Amulet of Yendor or bust!”, stands at the 117th position in the pantheon of destruction under the vigilant supervision of the god GodFalke . He's asking someone to get the best of both worlds and report the results via express mail.

Get To Know a Deity

If he’s doing it, it must be right!
Here we sit down weekly with a Harvest Moon warrior and find out what makes them tick. This week’s Deity is our very own Tutor is Demonic Law: GodTchulmaak 
  • Q: What is your favorite salty snack?
  • A: Chili-cheese fries from Wienerschnitzel.
  • Q: What song do you love to dance to?
  • A: "Groove is in the heart" by Dee-Lite.
  • Q: What are your heroine’s marketable skills?
  • A: My heroine has few marketable skills aside from making decorative lampshades from the skin of her arena victims.
  • Q: Do you get emotional using Encourage when in times of crisis?
  • A: Yes, especially if having to serial encourage when my heroine is being "pushed into the hole" in an arena fight.
  • Q: Do you have any hidden talents?
  • A: When making a cappuccino, I make the froth so thick, you can float a quarter on top.
  • Q: How do you like to spend your spare time?
  • A: macramé, noodling for catfish, and long walks on the beach.

If you have a burning question for Harvest Moon's Deities, please submit them to the staff. Thank you!

Classifieds

Selling Evil Since Day 898 g.e.
WANTED: Something to sell, barter or steal from the Weekly Harvest Classifieds. Anything. Really. Please send us your ads!

Doctor Frank's Advice Corner

An evil queen
Dear Dr. Frank,

Last week I followed your advice to line my cold, gold-brick toilet seat with kitten fur to keep it warm. But you didn't mention that I had to remove the fur from the kittens first. Now I have scratches on my behind, and the chef won't take the kittens back. What do I do with the kittens?

Signed, Too many kitties, no sammiches :(

Dearest Can’t follow directions >:/

And I quote from last week's issue (really... did you read it?):

  • Ask the kitten shaving members of the HM kitchen staff for the fur...

...ask for the FUR! Not the kittens! Oh, what a waste! The only thing to be done with them now is to use them as belated (and tainted, therefore truly evil) Valentine’s gifts for your goody-goodie acquaintances. “Sorry it’s late, but I thought of you! I made it myself! Err... picked it out myself! Just for you! Yeah, that’s the ticket!” Mwahahahaha!

Yours,

~Dr. Frank

No question is too great or too small! Submit your questions for GodDoctor Frank-n-furter  to any member of the staff. No invites? Send them via email to drfrank.hm@gmail.com.

Over the Moon

We've got games, we've got prizes... Theme song? Anyone? Bueller?
How to play:
  • Each week, there will be four “questions” posted here (and only here) in the Weekly Harvest. Answers to the questions can be found in the wiki, on the HM web site, in the forums or will be math/logic-based.
  • Your “answers” must be in question form (a-la Jeopardy!).
  • Answers must be submitted via the Harvest Moon Forum. Answers only, please! Don’t give away the questions to non-WH readers.
  • The first god/dess to get all four questions right will win four (4) charges and be automatically entered to play in the Over the Moon Championship, held monthly on Palringo (yes, you’ll need to join Pal to play).
  • The winner of the OtM Championship (to be based on a different game show each month) will receive 45 charges!!

This week’s Answers:

  1. At this level the hero obtains his final skill.
  2. Actual news from GV: Stuck in traffic waiting for a "-----" of sheep to cross the road...'
  3. Mistress of Science been an HM officer since this date.
  4. A brand new god spends 3 charges a day punishing until Fiend, 2nd Rank. He then spends 7 charges every day. If using those charges are the only time the god punishes, then this is the number of days it will take to reach Fiend, 1st Rank.

Congratulations to last week’s winner: GodElementarion ! El joins Artsonian and Giggles in this month’s OtM Championship. There’s ONE spot left! Who will go up against these three wickedly witty Weekly Harvest readers? It could be you! See you in the forum! Good luck!

Special Announcements

We are pleased to announce the arrival of a new member in our extended Godville family.

GodPoppa Azure  welcomes his son, Fenrir, into the world today, 1017 g.e.

Congratulations and best wishes, to the proud Poppa and his newly-expanded family!


Special Thanks to our staff writers: Azzip, Bellatrixie the Strange, Cecceticat, Doctor Frank-n-Furter, Hairplug4men, Iduna, Jarlbank, Lady Darkness, Lady Shadows, Magic Merlin, Mistress of Science, Syrocko and Zeerty. Staff photographers: Bellatrixie the Strange, Kure. Issue #1 Issue #2 Issue #3 Issue #4 Issue #5 Issue #6 Issue #7 Issue #8 Issue #9 Issue #10 Issue #11 Issue #12 Issue #13 Issue #14 Issue #15