Rivals 9.97: The Last Museum Contribution

Rival Cowfolks in Newcrest: Ayato Zanna (3/4)


Laura: Aren’t you being a bit cavalier about the challenge these days?
Ayato: Oh c’mon, Laura! I thought you and Alfonso might enjoy a little clubbing!

Alfonso: I’m always glad to get out of that Focused Room, Laura.
And besides, the Zanna victory is pretty much in the bag!

Laura: One real advantage of being a vampire is the eternal life!
Check out Grandpa Caleb over there in his cosmetic frames and cowboy hat!

Alfonso: Yeah, unlike my brother-in-law Alex who probably dressed himself in the dark, Caleb looks so stylishly youthful!

Ayato: I don’t know, folks, my Great-Grandpa Caleb seems to be suffering a mid-immortality identity crisis these days.
Yesterday, Watchette took me with her to Brindleton Bay to make her maps.

I ran into him working in a Seafood Sampler stall in Whiskerman’s Wharf. Why?

Bartender: What’s a gorgeous woman like you drinking alone at a club, lady?
Bella: It’s a loooooooong story, believe me.

Bartender: Short version?
Bella: I fell for a guy who asks me to leave my husband. Turns out he’s in love already with another man.
Then, after breaking up with me, he marries me off to his grandson who doesn’t love me. We have a son.

Bartender: Whoa, that’s tragic! Here’s a triple shot for you. It’s on me, cuz you need it!

Masato: Wouldn’t you rather be inside dancing instead of here fishing with me, son?
Makoto: Not at all. By the way, I’m grateful I got to live with you as a teen, Dad.

Masato: You don’t regret not staying with the Somas? You would have seen more of Momo!
Makoto: I doubt that Satoshi was thinking of moving me out with him. Momo and I will be together, you’ll see!

Ruki: It’s almost daylight already and I didn’t catch a single angelfish!
So much for ending this challenge with the highest-value museum collection…
Yep, I’d been thinking ambrosia but it’s out now, since I can’t max Fishing.

Ruki: One mistake! One mistake beyond my control while I was experiencing a mood swing!
And now everyone’s turned their back on me! Everyone!

I bet if I’d grown up looking like my father Ayato, Watchette would have forgiven me immediately! Grrrr.

Ruki: You know what else?
I’m sick and tired of constantly being unfavorably compared with that Makoto and his double-jointed pinky!

Ruki: And I’ve reached Level 10 of Homestyle Cooking!
In a show of belated compassion, Watchette buys me the highest-end fridge and stove.

Uncle Alfonso and Uncle Masato show up right away to give them insta-upgrades.
Time to get started on my museum collection!

Ruki: Until recently, I’d always assumed that Great-Great-Uncle Lio was a jerk.
Now I understand that when our rivals picked fights with him, he’d get Enraged.

That’s why he was always drinking uncontrollably while or after becoming enemies with our rivals.
Well, I have to admit: his frequent break-ins at community lots weren’t such a hot idea.


Ruki: Around 3:30 am, I’ve completed my collection and leave for the Zanna Museum with Papa.

Oops, I’ve forgotten to bring my portraits in my haste.
I phone Makoto and he brings them over to the Founder’s lot in a flash.

To think that I’m the fifth and last Zanna to place my museum items in here!

Ruki: It’s a little past 4 am when my museum area is finally done!
I must commend our Founder. She’s the only founder who prepared display areas for all four of her heirs in advance!

My collection consists of seven platters of Roasted Tofu Chicken for a total $2,842.
Before you say that’s lame, remember the values of Gen3 and Gen4 Dinero heirs’ collections ($1,353 + $1,120, respectively).

Ayato: So here’s the final museum values for all three bloodlines, Ruki:
$114,457 (Dinero) < $114,895 (Soma) < $117,939120 (Zanna)

Ayato: Well done, Ruki! It’s only Friday morning and all you need now are two enemies!
If you can manage that without burning up in the sunlight then move out, we’ll be home free!
Ruki: I want to get started making enemies right now, Papa!

Ayato: I understand exactly how you feel! I’m ready to finish this rivalry and move on, too!
But you need to wait until your rivals wake up. At least give them time to have breakfast, okay?


Current Week 9 Status: Zanna Line

Gen4 Heir: Ayato Zanna
*Completed bloodline requirements: ALL

Gen5 Heir: Ruki Zanna 
Traits: Inquisitive; Cheerful, Music Lover
*Completed move-out requirements: ALL
Toddler Skills: Happy Toddler (L5 Imagination and Thinking)
Childhood aspiration: Artistic Prodigy (done)
Good Friends: Serena Zanna; Nobuya Yamaguchi, Ritvik, Srivastava, Shaurya Nair
Portraits (2/2): $13,977 (normal: $7,900; dark: $6,077)
Teen career: Fast Food (Level 3)
“A” in high school: yes
Aspiration: Nerd Brain (done)
Skills: Logic (Level 10) and Cooking (Level 10)
Collection (7/7):  $2,842 (Roast Tofu Chicken x7)
*Incomplete move-out requirements: 
Enemies: (Dinero and Soma)

Author’s Note:
I’m pretty sure this challenge will be over after the next update.
Although the challenge will end, I hope to add a few more updates to follow up on our favorites (i.e., see what their offspring look like, lol).

Rivals 9.98: An End to the Rivalry



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