Forge of Empire Arthur Conan Doyle historical questline, 2017

New Forge of Empire historical questline – Arthur Conan Doyle – starts on 22nd of May, 2017. There are 11 quests to finish in one week.

You will receive The Lord’s Manor and Portrait of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle if you’ll complete all quests by 29th of May, 2017.

Here is list of all quests with tips. Each completed quest will give you a random reward. Random reward can be coins, supplies, goods, great building blue print and etc.

Quest # Quest line, tasks and tips
1 A Crime Mystery. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created one of my greatest heroes of all time: Sherlock Holmes! I always wanted to be like him and have my very own detective adventure. All I need is an exciting mystery to solve!

Units have vanished from your army’s ranks! Could this be a murder mystery? Detective Mandrubar and Doctor Rinbin are on the case.

Spend 11 Forge Points or Delete 3 units from your army
2 Dr. Watson. Mandrubar wants me to be his Watson. I’m not even a doctor. Wait, does he wants me to tag along so he feels smarter? Either way, I would never turn down an excuse to wear costumes! This is going to be fun!

Doyle, born on May 22nd 1859, in Scotland, actually started out working as a doctor. He began writing as a past-time while working on his medical career.

Make people enthusiastic – Tips: polish your neighbors in advance to make sure your people are enthusiastic or Buy Enthusiasm boost in your tavern
Spend 11 Forge Points
3 The Living Quarters. We will find out who is responsible for the mysterious vanishing of your troops! Let us start the investigation at their living quarters. From there, we will be able to retrace their steps their steps and find out what happened to them!

In 1887 Arthur Conan Doyle published his first Sherlock Holmes story, “A Study in Scarlet.” It wasn’t successful right away, but would pave the way for one of the most famous pop culture icons of all time.

Build 3 residential buildings from your age or 4 from the previous age – Tips: you don’t need to build all buildings at once – build and sell one, build and sell another one, and etc and check your inventory as you probably have unused residential building there.
Spend 11 Forge Points
4 Secure Evidence. Time to secure evidence! Fingerprints, cigarette ashes, footprints; every little detail may be a vital puzzle piece and my brilliant deduction skills are going to solve this mystery.

In total, Doyle authored four novels and 56 short stories featuring Sherlock Holmes. I have read them all and will finally get to apply what I have learned from the master himself.

Finish 15-minute production 8 times – Tips: build hunters (stone age) if you have free space in your town
Finish 4-hour production 8 times – Tips: build hunters (stone age) if you have free space in your town
5 Contamination. Mandrubar is taking this really seriously! He got mad at me for contaminating the scene… I was eating a hot dog and some ketchup dripped on the floor, so what? Please help me make it up to him! I want to prove to him that I can be helpful, too!

Arthur Conan Doyle’s many interests and hobbies included medicine, sports, criminal justice and spiritualism. These topics play important roles in many of the stories he wrote. Well, except may be sports…

Acquire 2 sectors without fighting – Tips: negotiate sectors
Spend 11 Forge Points
6 Tavern Clues. We should pay a visit to the local tavern. Let us mingle with the crowd and search for clues. Even Rinbin did not see through my disguise! It is me, Mandrubar! We are going to investigate undercover.

The most important trademarks of Sherlock Holmes’ iconic look are his deerstalker hat and calabash pipe. Both are not strictly from Doyle’s books, however, but have instead been popularized by early illustrations and stage adaptations.

Collect 200 Tavern Silver in Friends Tavern – Tips: it is your OWN Friends Tavern located above your city on the map or you can get some tavern silver by visiting your neighbors’ or guildmates’ taverns.
Spend 11 Forge Points
7 The Culprit. According to the bar lady, the victims only recently met with someone in a private separee of the tavern. Some Serious, boring dude who didn’t even tip. If there’s one thing I hate, it’s boring people. This must be our culprit.

This isn’t fair! Mandrubar keeps telling me my observations are “elementary”. Everyone knows Sherlock’s iconic catchphrase “That’s elementary, my dear Watson”, but he never even actually said that line in any of Doye’s stories! I’ve double-checked!

Gather 40 goods – Tips: fastest way is to make a trade for 40 goods on the market. Age isn’t matter
Motivate or Polish 30 buildings of your neighbors, friends or guildmates
8 Forensic Science. While Rinbin was chatting up the bar lady, I have been able to secure samples of earth from the tavern floor and found rare sediment. The laboratory will tell us exactly where we have to look.

Sherlock Holmes was famous for his use of unusual investigative techniques and forensic science. Many methods Doyle described in these stories hadn’t even widely adopted by police yet, but have become commonplace since.

Research a technology or Spend 40 Forge Points
9 A Far Away Land. The chemical analysis of the tavern sample allowed us to pinpoint the exact place of origin. The trace leads us to a far away land. I will have Rinbin pack our bags, immediately.

Doyle is best remembered for his detective stories, but he has also written sci-fi, fantasy, horror, historical dramas and non-fiction. his other works include the adventures of Professor Challenger, best known from his novel “The Lost World”

Scout a province
Spend 11 Forge Points
10 The Gathering. Military affairs, a strictly pragmatic character with excellent connections, sediments from the front line outpost. I think I know who the culprit is. Time to gather everyone for my grand reveal.

Doyle grew tired of Holmes and intended to end the series with the character’s death in 1893’s “The Final Problem”. Due to Holmes immense popularity, however, he had to bring him back for his probably most famous case: “The Hound of the Baskervilles”

Buy 7 Forge Points
Spend 11 Forge Points
11 Well Done, Sherlock! Mandrubar has staged a grand reveal, deducting that Grivus must be the culprit behind units vanishing. His reasoning was ingenious. Fact is, Grivus sent some of this troops into retirement and bought them drinks to personally say farewell. 

Of course he could have just told Madrubar right from the beginnin, but he argued that he is a big fan of Sherlock Holmes himself and didn’t want to be a killjoy this time

Gain control over a province
Gain 5 units from your age or 7 units from the previous age (recruit or win them) – Tips: you can get units also from Alcatraz GB or in Guild Expedition

That’s it.

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