Technical concerns: Map variant for before and after the flowers grow back.
Strictly speaking, it is much easier to create a “Flower Seed” item, which the player can buy and plant flowers - before doing the quest, no flower grow. After using the potion, the seed works and the flowers raise (random or pseudo-random flowers, as you wish).
That would imply in an additional step, where Galimatia gives you some seeds and asks you to plant them, so the bees can return.
We can also use a special label to identify if someone else left flowers there, and think on a possible reason for that.
You arrive and get off the boat and walk down a path to a farm where there is a Bee farmer named Galimatia. Her Bees have moved to somewhere else, because his field of flowers has died from a blight. He needs some way to still gather honey to earn his living.
Galimatia needs to tend to other work and can’t get away, so she asks player for some help. She sends player after 5 Pink Petals and 1 Bottle of Water. She makes a Purification Potion to heal the land and gives it to the player and says it must be poured over the land (marked in some way. Like in the Orum and Waric follow-up quest).
- * Color the Pink Petal, check drop
- * Add the Purification Potion
- * Add an effect for pouring
NOTE: I change the place for flowers from farmland to grassland with a fence, looks better imo. Water is dropped by bandits, pink petal by pink flowers. The fenced area should be sign enough that this is the place to plant flowers, perhaps we give Galimatia some hint in the dialogue.
The land is now healed, but nothing grows. Galimatia is happy the land is well and wants to help. She sends player to get 1 Bottle of Water, 10 Maggot Slime and 5 Mauve Herb. From this she makes a Fertility Potion. Again she gives it to the player and says it must be poured in the same place. Player uses it and the effect comes again.
- * Fertilizer shall consist of 10 Maggot Slime, 5 Mauve Herb and a Bottle of Water. (Jesusalva)
- * Particle effect for pouring fertilizer (Micksha)
Flowers now can be planted. Therefore Galimatia needs help of Blossom. She sends the player to her to get 5 packages of flower seeds. NOTE: Flower seeds are dropped directly from Clover Patches, however grass seeds are more common.
- * Enable Blossom to change 3 Grass Seeds into 1 Flower seeds (Jesusalva)
These seeds can be planted as described above by Jesusalva. Bees will come along with the planted flowers.
- * Add Grass Seeds and Flower Seeds
- * Add skill to the flowers mob to spawn bees (Micksha)
The fields are in bloom and the Bees hard at work bringing stuff to the Beehives.
Galimatia is thankful for your help and offers to pay you a larger reward if you help her collect honey as well.
Honey is dropped by Beehives. To gather honey from Beehives you must defeat the bees protecting it, which will attack you when you attack their hive. When you kill a hive, 2 - 3 aggro bees spawn. The player must kill them (which is not so easy). (Some hives don't have Honey and some do - 50% drop rate should do the trick). The hive is a mob just like the pink flowers. Four honey jars complete the quest.
Galimatia reassures you that these are giant bees and they will rebuild their hives quickly so it's not all as cruel as it may seem.
Galimatia gives the player their reward: Player must select a simple Magic Wand (provides Healing Spell) or a Mana Torch (provides Fire Attack Spell), both can be used as a torch to keep angry bees away and a Jar of Honey.
Part 6 (Extra Quest)
This enables the player to receive a Rose Hat. Fighting the flowers that were just planted, the player will receive roses and / or tulips as a drop. in Part 3 Blossom may mention that she always is happy about receiving the rare Blue Rose. She trades the Rose Hat for 10 Blue Roses and a preparation fee of 1.000 GP. She offer this only after everything before is finished.
- * Remove Blue Roses from Blossom Sales List
-- please comment. I will then update forums thread accordingly and prepare required stuff.