Elder Quest: Culture Shock

Feb 26, 2021

Elder Tafachi Keki doubts your commitment to understanding the traditions and people of Enbesa. 

Time to make a decision and prove her wrong!

Quests offered by your people are a quick and easy way to receive money, goods or items.

In the Old and New World, these quests often involve having a certain amount of a specific good in your warehouse, finding animals roaming the streets of the city or just picking up a gift.

When the Land of Lions DLC added the new continent Enbesa, it also added a new type of quests: decision making! Of course, expeditions already use this mechanic, but the quests of both people as well as the DLC storyline now implement it as well.

Culture shock

One of the Enbesan Elders, Tafachi Keki, is still a bit hesitant to fully accept your commitment to Enbesa and it's people and traditions. To prove you really care for Enbesa and it's people, she asks you a question.

"Say, for instance, that I were to invite you to my home, what would you bring with you to honour the invitation?"

To prove you have what it takes to earn the stewardship, you only have to pick the answer out of the three possible options.

Three answers

Tafachi Keki offers three possible answers to her question.

  1. A gift of costly incense and oils would be appropriate...
  2. A small ornate wooden casket would be expected...
  3. A gift of sweet-honeyed pastries of course!

Elder Tafachi quest - Elder Tafachi Quest in Anno 1800

The first two will display wealth, as both the costly incense as well as an ornate casket won't be cheap. 

The pastries on the other hand might be less expensive, but won't last as long as the casket will.

Sharing is caring

There is only one correct answer to this question and it is, of course, the gift of sweet-honeyed pastries. Choosing this answer will impress Tafachi Keki and earn you the reward that she promised.

"Quite right. What use are gifts that cannot be shared, save for ostentatious displays of wealth?"

It makes sense. Everything about Enbesa screams culture, history and caring for each other. Display of wealth are a no go and there is barely any money to go around.

I mean, sure, the elders want spectacles. But where engineers pay you $28 and investors $70 for their latest models, elders only pay $9 for the gift of sight. And lanterns, with a production chain of 6 buildings that cost well over $40k to even build and over $700 in maintenance, only yield $7 per minute per residence. That means you'll need over 200 elder houses and then it still takes over an hour to make any kind of break even point.

So no, in Enbesa, money and riches mean nothing to the people. They'd rather enjoy some sweet pastries and tell stories among friends. 

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