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 4 we’re tasked with collecting Wheel Cakes, as we finally get a little Simpson Family History! Each part of the story will unlock another prize themed for the final part of the story.
So let’s take a look at the fifth and final event prize…Virgil…
Virgil is a brand new character for Springfield, and completes the Black History Character Collection:
How You Unlock it:
From the Mouth of Abes Pt. 5
Make Homer Crave Jelly Donuts-4hrs
Collect Jelly Donuts- x475.
Once achieved you’ll unlock Virgil…
WDTCF: “The Color Yellow” S21, E13
He does come with a full questline, here’s a look at that questline:
Man of Yesteryear Pt. 1
Virgil Simpson: What in the world? Where am I?
Zia Simpson: It worked! Don’t freak out, I’m your great-great-great-great-granddaughter, Zia.
Virgil Simpson: My great-what-where-daughter, who-a?
Zia Simpson: This is the year 2041. You’re almost two hundred years in the future.
Virgil Simpson: Ahhhh!!! Send me back! I wanna see my family!
Zia Simpson: Well, technically, you don’t have a family. You’re a clone with implanted memories of a past you never actually lived.
Virgil Simpson: Ahhhhhh!!!!
Make Virgil Simpson Freak Out- 4hrs, Earns $175, 45xp
Make Zia Simpson Try to Calm Virgil Down With a Hot Chamomile Tea- 8hrs, Earns $275, 70xp
Virgil Simpson: The future? Dear God. What’s it like? Who won the Civil War?
Zia Simpson: Which one? There’ve been five.
Virgil Simpson: Does racism still exist?
Zia Simpson: The human race has evolved beyond the pettiness of racial bigotry.
Virgil Simpson: Whew. I’m finally free from persecution.
Zia Simpson: Now they’re just racist against clones.
Virgil Simpson: Ah, crap.
Man of Yesteryear Pt. 2
Virgil Simpson: Why the hell did you bring me here, little girl?
Zia Simpson: To help me with my family tree presentation for school. After that, I can put you in the Clone Recycler and you’ll go back to your previous state of, uh, “not existing”.
Virgil Simpson: Hm. “Not existing”. I see. Interesting. Pardon me a sec…Ahhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!
Zia Simpson: Great-great-great-great-great Grampa, come back! Wait, that was one too many “greats”. It’s four, not five. Great-great-great-great Grampa, come back!!! *counting* One-two-three-four. Perfect.
Make Virgil Simpson Outrun Zia- 4hrs, Earns $175, 45xp
Virgil Simpson: The clown! I recognize you. My God! You haven’t aged a day!
Krusty: I’m almost a hundred years old, pal. Flattery will get you nowhere. Unless you’re a foxy broad, which you do not appear to be.
Virgil Simpson: It’s me, Virgil! You helped hide me at your circus.
Krusty: I don’t have a circus, Mac. I had a TV show. Until “cancel culture” caught up with me. The network “cancelled” my show because it had no “culture”.
Virgil Simpson: I don’t know what any of that means, but I need you to help me again.
Krusty: Again? Were we in a cult together? Pyramid scheme? Buddy cop movie in the eighties? If you wanna make a sequel, all inquiries need to go through my agent, who died twenty years ago.
Virgil Simpson: Argh! You’re no help at all!
Krusty: Don’t call me until there’s a script attached!
Man of Yesteryear Pt. 3
Virgil Simpson: My God. The future is such a crazy place. Such tall buildings. So many horseless carriages. So many discarded scooters on the ground.
Frink: Excuse me, fine sir. I am a time traveller from the year 2020. Can you tell me what year it is?
Virgil Simpson: You’re from the past? Me too!
Frink: Ah, it is indeed a small world, universe, and space time continuum. Glayvin.
Virgil Simpson: You know, it really really is.
Make Virgil Simpson Tell Prof. Frink His Story and Ask Him What Glayvin Means- 4hrs, Earns $175, 45xp
Frink: Heavens. A clone with implanted memories who is being hunted by a killer. That’s quite a story. I think I will go back in time, write a movie about it, and call it “The Runner, with the Blades, and the Hoivik, and Glayvinnn and the Running. So Much Running”.
Virgil Simpson: It can’t fail with a title like that. I assume. What’s a screenplay?
Frink: A waste of time, unless you have a star attached.
Virgil Simpson: Wow. In the future you have control of the stars?
Frink: Only agents and publicists do.
Virgil Simpson: Wow. They must be gods amongst men.
Frink: They certainly think of themselves that way.
Man of Yesteryear Pt. 4
Zia Simpson: G-X-4 Grampa. I found you!
Virgil Simpson: What did you call me?
Zia Simpson: G-X-4 Grampa. It’s an abbreviation of great-great-great-great Grampa. It’s shorter.
Virgil Simpson: By one syllable.
Zia Simpson: Right. Think of all the time we’ll save.
Frink: The math checks out! Tell me, child. Why did you bring this man-clone here just to hunt him and kill him, with the hurting and the chasing?
Zia Simpson: G-X-4 Grampa, I didn’t bring you here to kill you. I brought you here to find out more about the harsh realities of early African American history.
Virgil Simpson: Really?
Zia Simpson: It’s very important to document and pass down these stories. “Those who do not study history are doomed to repeat it”. I believe the great Elon Musk said that. Or at least he claims he did.
Make Virgil Simpson Be Impressed- 4hrs, Earns $175, 45xp
Make Zia Simpson Use the Ultranet to Find Out Who Said That Quote- 4hrs, Earns $175,45xp
Frink: You know, once your historic interview is done, I could send G-X-4 Grampa to an alternate dimension where racism does not exist. For humans, or clones.
Virgil Simpson: Will my family be there?
Frink: Do you want them to be?
Virgil Simpson: Of course.
Frink: I had to ask. You’d be surprised how many people do not like their relatives. Myself, included. *sighs*
Man of Yesteryear Pt. 5
Virgil Simpson: …And then I lived a long and happy life in Canada.
Zia Simpson: Wow. What a tale. I’m glad I was able to record it. But I’m sorry I brought you here without really considering your feelings.
Virgil Simpson: Yeah, that happens a lot a couple hundred years ago.
Zia Simpson: I hope you can forgive me.
Virgil Simpson: You’re family, kid. Of course I can.
Zia Simpson: I’ll miss you, great-great-great-great Grampa.
Virgil Simpson: I’ll miss you too. And I’m gonna tell my son, your great-great-great Grampa all about you.
Frink: I would advise against that, as the space time continuum could shatter if—
Virgil Simpson: *disappears*
Frink: Oh well, fingers crossed.
Make Professor Frink Cross His Fingers- 4hrs, Earns $260, 70xp
Make Virgil Simpson See His Family Again- 4hrs, Earns $175, 45xp
Zia Simpson: Thanks for all your help, Prof. Frink.
Frink: Think nothing of it.
Zia Simpson: So what did you come to the future for?
Frink: Well, building my time machine was a very expensive endeavor, so I thought I’d pay it off by buying a Sports Almanac from said future, and wagering on the predetermined outcome of said games.
Zia Simpson: Like in Back to the Future 2?
Frink: No, not like that at all. Now tell me, where can I find a Sports Almanac store?
Zia Simpson: Sports don’t exist anymore. They were deemed too dangerous for humans to play.
Frink: *sigh* The mob is going to kill me.
Virgil’s Permanent Tasks:
|Hang Out with Circus Clowns||1hr||$70, 17xp||Traveling Circus|
|Play the Harmonica||4hrs||$175, 45xp||Brown House|
|Hide in Wagon||8hrs||$275, 70xp||Mabel’s Wagon/Visual|
|Cook Wheel Cakes||12hrs||$420, 100xp||Outside/Visual|
|Propose||24hrs||$600, 150xp||Canadian Border (will be w/ Mabel if you buy her)|
And that’s it my friends, the details on Virgil Simpson…the FINAL Black History Event prize.
Up next? Nothing, you’ve finished the event. Nothing to do now but wait until something new hits our games…
Thoughts on Virgil? Questline? Tasks? The event? Sound off below!