Rivals 1.2: Much-Need Renovations

Rival Cowfolks in Newcrest: Week 1 (Dinero, Part II)

Thursday

Arun: This morning, first Salim then I reach Tier III of Bestselling Author.
After we publish all the novels we’d been hoarding so far, Watchette starts building…finally!

Salim: Um, what kind of house is this, Watchette?
I spent several enjoyable hours this morning, browsing through breathtaking images of traditional South Indian homes.
But I don’t really understand it, so this is my special W.K. architectural style.

Salim: W.K. architectural style? I’ve never heard of that before. What does it mean?
Who Knows? Actually, I made a skylight but couldn’t figure out who to place roofing around it, then I just gave up. Whatever.

On the plus side, there’s this cute little corner with the elephant topiary or whatever it’s called.

And the Writing Room gets an overhaul.

Salim: Hmmph, I’d hardly call this “paradise on Earth.”
Arun: Awww, don’t be that way, Salim! We got the most expensive wall paper and flooring!
Salim: I guess we’ll just have to wait for the Comfort +7 chairs, eh?

Hey, you two! Less yakking, more writing! You gotta really want those nicer chairs!

Daniela: Watchette’s heart is breaking over our garden, though!
No dragonfruit, no cowplant, no scientist, no grafting….what is this world coming to!?

Salim: We briefly consider inviting our gardener to move in, but decide against it.

Arun: Just call me Mr. Versatility! I’ve started reading a Gardening skill book.
I mean, it’s not enough that I switched careers and aspirations!
But it’s cool. I’m a vegetarian–gardening is where it’s at!

Jesminder: I love both these portraits of Daniela, but they’re worth under $2,000 each.
I’ll just have to try again!

How are you doing out here, Arun?
Arun: Well, I’m Level 4 Gardening now so only one more level and I can start grafting!
Are we going to go fishing for cowberries anytime soon?

And yes, Sergio, we’ve noticed you walking back and forth over there. Don’t be pathetic, okay? Your time will come, dude!

Moss: It’s never too early to practice my tragic look.

Friday

Jesminder: After yesterday’s renovations, our kitchen-dining area has a new look.
Arun: And we even have a sunken area with skylight for our hookah, I mean, bubble blower.
Daniela: I think the time is ripe for another party, folks!

Daniela: My house party is going along just fine when we get stuck on the “Eat cake 0/4” goal.
It’s usually a really easy goal but it just won’t trigger.
Even after I “Call to meal” using the cake, everyone keeps going to the fridge to eat something else instead.

After Salim, Jesminder, Arun, and I have eaten what feels like two cake slices each, the party finally earns its gold medal.

Daniela: Look who celebrates his birthday soon after my house party!
Moss: Oh yeah, I’m ready to rock and roll!

Jesminder: We get our son’s birthday notice before Moss is even finished ageing up!
Arun: What a blessing Moss and Krishna are so close in age.

Salim: Here’s a collage with both my boys. (Note: Moss 1.0 is from my previous failed attempt at this challenge, also using Salim as spouse to a green Mansion Baron founder.)
Apparently, Moss 2.0 wouldn’t oblige Watchette with a pout but he’s adorable just the same.

What are you doing, Arun? Does that mean what I think it means? Dare I hope?

Arun: You are looking at Mr. Versatility with Level 5 Gardening!
Ooooh, there’s so much grafting for you to do, dear Arun!

 



Author’s Notes

Since it’s the night before switching households, I’m ending this update here so I can focus on the toddlers and their skill training.

Current Status

Founder: Daniela Dinero
*Completed Requirements
Mansion Baron: Tier I

*Incomplete Requirements
Portrait: Not yet
Reward traits: Need Frugal
Gold-medal parties: Need one more
Mansion Baron: Tiers II through IV
Career: Patron of Arts (5)

Gen2 Heir: Moss Dinero
Toddler skills: None

Rivals 1.3: Last-Minute Hustling

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