Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
It’s update time in Springfield! And after 8 years of TSTO, we’re finally tackling Black History Month! No time like the present for EA, huh? What’s in store for us this time? Well, we’re tasked with finding out the history of Dr. Hibbert, Carl, Lou, and the Simpson Family! Loads of dialogue with this one, so be sure to read along to see what happens! And of course, I’ll be posting it as each week wraps up.
Black History Month (Heroes of Springfield) follows the same event structure of the Multi-Events before it. This event consists of 4 parts (or Acts), with each part lasting a week and taking us through a new part of the event!
For Act 2 we’re tasked with collecting hard hats! Each part of the story will unlock another prize themed for the second part of the story, Carl’s history with his Dad!
So let’s take a look at final Act 2 prize, Abraham Simpson I…
Note: Act 2 has a funky end date for the site, it ends on Sunday the 23rd. So I’m posting the prize details for Abraham a bit earlier than I usually would. Don’t stress if you haven’t unlocked him yet…you still have a lot of time. Just trying to make my life a little easier 🙂
Abraham Simpson I is a brand new character for Springfield (NOT a costume for Bart…a full character for Springfield), and part of the Black History Character Collection:
How You Unlock it:
Fair-Weather Father Pt. 4
Make Carl Play Catch with God- 4hrs
Collect Hard Hats- x475.
Once achieved you’ll unlock Abraham the first, in all his wheel cake glory…
WDTCF: “The Color Yellow” S21, E13
Abraham I does come with a full questline, here’s a look at that questline:
Nature Walk Pt. 1
Abraham Simpson I starts
Abraham Simpson I: Can I have some wheel cakes, Mommy? I’m hungry.
Mabel Simpson: You just ate half a dozen!
Abraham Simpson I:Now I can eat the other half.
Mabel Simpson: No, you’ll spoil your supper.
Abraham Simpson I: D’oh. Um, can I go swimming instead, Mommy?
Mabel Simpson: That river current is too strong for you. Just play around the house where I can see you.
Abraham Simpson I: Okay, I’m gonna go wash behind my ears, then play outside. Heh heh.
Make Abraham Simpson I Play Outside- 1hr, Earns $70, 17xp
Abraham Simpson I: Being outside sucks. Hm. Sucks. I wonder if anyone’s ever used that word as an insult. Maybe I just invented it! Woo hoo! *singing* Suck suck suck. Everything sucks. The trees, and the bees, and nature sucks. *Gasp* Ooh, a beautiful butterfly. I wanna smash it! C’mere you! Lemme smash you and put you in a book, so I can gaze at your beauty forever!
Nature Walk Pt. 2
Abraham Simpson I starts
Abraham Simpson I: Where did you go, butterfly? Come back! I won’t smash you, I’ll just starve you under a glass. Isn’t that better? Uh oh, I don’t recognize this part of the woods. It’s kinda scary. Maybe a witch lives here. Or a troll. Or an old man who sits around writing poetry all day! *shrieks* I can hear the river, maybe I can follow it home.
Make Abraham Simpson I Follow the River- 4hrs, Earns $175, 45xp
Abraham Simpson I: Ugh. Following rivers takes forever. It goes so much faster than me. Just look how fast those logs in it are going. Hmm. That gives me a brilliant idea. Abraham Simpson the First, you are the smartest boy in the whole world!
Nature Walk Pt. 3
Abraham Simpson I starts
Abraham Simpson I: I’ll explain my idea to myself out loud, just to make sure I got it. I’ll get on top of one of these driftwood logs on the riverbank, kick it into the river, then ride that log like a horsey all the way home. When I get to a place I recognize, I’ll safely stop and get off the speeding river somehow. Here I go!
Make Abraham Simpson I Ride That Log Like a Horse- 4hrs, Earns $175, 45xp
Abraham Simpson I: Gah! This is nothing like riding a horse! It’s scary, it smells bad, and it’s hurting my crotch! I’m going too fast. Help! Help!!!
Virgil Simpson: Abraham Simpson, is that you, son?
Abraham Simpson I: Which Abraham Simpson are you looking for?
Virgil Simpson: The first!
Abraham Simpson I: Yes, it’s me, Poppa! Help! It’s an emergency!
Nature Walk Pt. 4
Virgil Simpson: Son! What’re you doing on that log?
Abraham Simpson I: I was trying to ride it home. I thought it was the local, but it must be the express.
Virgil Simpson: I’m gonna throw you this rope. Grab onto it!
Abraham Simpson I: Okay. I’m gonna put all my focus on catching the r– Ooh, there’s that butterfly!
Make Abraham Simpson I Catch the Rope- 4hrs, Earns $175, 45xp
Abraham Simpson I: I got it!
Virgil Simpson: I’m gonna pull you in. Do not drop the rope to grab the butterfly.
Abraham Simpson I: Okay, but now that you said it, it’s all I can think about.
Virgil Simpson: Don’t drop that dang rope, boy! If you drown today, I’m gonna give you such a spanking!
Abraham Simpson I: Yes, sir.
Nature Walk Pt. 5
Mabel Simpson: Look who’s home. Where have you two been? And why is Abe all wet?
Abraham Simpson I: I was, uh, out chasing butterflies when I fell in the–
Virgil Simpson: –horse’s water trough! Clumsy little man. Just got a little wet is all. Certainly didn’t risk death, or anything.
Mabel Simpson: Alright, get ready for supper you two.
Abraham Simpson I: Wow, thanks for covering for me, Poppa. If Mommy woulda found out I was by the river, she would’ve spanked me somethin’ awful.
Virgil Simpson: I’m not gonna tell her, son. Because you’re gonna give me all your wheel cakes for a month.
Abraham Simpson I: Awwwww. Is it too late to just drown instead?
Make Abraham Simpson I Wish He’d Drowned-4hrs, Earns $175, 45xp
Abraham Simpson I’s Permanent Tasks:
|Play Outside||1hr||$70, 17xp||Deep Dark Woods/Brown House|
|Do Chores||4hrs||$175, 45xp||Brown House|
|Read Mystery Books||8hrs||$275, 70xp||Brown House|
|Eat Fresh Donuts||12hrs||$420, 100xp||Outside/Visual|
|Play with Toys||24hrs||$600, 150xp||Outside/Visual|
And that’s it my friends, the details on Abraham Simpson I…the fifth, and final Act 2 Black History prize!
Up next? Nothing, you’ve completed Act 2. Nothing to do now but sit back and wait for Act 3 to start on Sunday morning…
Thoughts on Act 2? How are you doing with the prize track? (don’t worry Act 3 doesn’t start until Sunday, so you’ve got a couple more days than usual) Thoughts on Abraham’s tasks? Questline? Sound off below!