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Diamond in the Rough…

Diamond in the Rough...
TypeNPC Commissions
Requires AR0
Is Part of
DescriptionSmooth-talking Shitou bets you'll enjoy the game he has in store...
Prev Quest(s)Next Quest(s)
Requires
Unlocks
Rewards
Mora x 800
Bonus Rewards depends on AR
ARReward
1~5
6~10
11~15
16~20
21~25
26~30
31~35
36~40
41~45
46~50
51~55
56~60
Objectives & Dialogues (are clickable)
• Talk to Shitou
ShitouShitou: #Excuse me, {F#Madam}{M#Sir}! Try your luck on a stone today, {F#Madam}{M#Sir}? This could be your lucky day...
Shitou: #Excellent decision, {F#Madam}{M#Sir}, I'm sure you won't regret it! Fortune favors the bold, and by the looks of you, you have nothing to be concerned about!Shitou: #Over here, please, {F#Madam}{M#Sir}!
Shitou: Only the choicest raw stones from my store.Shitou: You buy a stone, you cut it open, and providing there's jade inside I pay you handsomely for it. Of course, no jade means no Mora.Shitou: #Easiest way to learn is to buy one for yourself and give it a go, {F#Madam}{M#Sir}!
Shitou: #Excellent decision, {F#Madam}{M#Sir}, I'm sure you won't regret it! Fortune favors the bold, and by the looks of you, you have nothing to be concerned about!Shitou: #Over here, please, {F#Madam}{M#Sir}!
Shitou: #All you'll find in this store, {F#Madam}{M#Sir}, are the choicest raw stones, carefully mined at the Chasm...Shitou: #Let me put your fears to rest, {F#Madam}{M#Sir}! The Jade Mystery draws on generations' worth of expertise in making jade ornaments. No-one has an eye for a jade stone quite like us!Shitou: Although, things aren't quite what they used to be... Not since the Ministry of Civil Affairs shut down the Chasm.Shitou: With no new raw stones coming in, the supply has gradually diminished over time... Now, the stones are rare enough to be more valuable than the jade ornaments themselves, would you believe!Shitou: So I thought to myself — why not just sell the stones? It saves the processing costs and, I daresay, adds a bit of excitement into one's life.Shitou: #What do you say, {F#Madam}{M#Sir}? Fancy a foray into the wonderful world of stone speculating?
Shitou: #Over here, please, {F#Madam}{M#Sir}!
ShitouShitou: Well, look what we have here! It's not the jackpot, sadly, but between you and me — this is a very reasonable result.Shitou: You could almost certainly pawn this for a not-insignificant amount of Mora.
Shitou: Ahaha, well if you insist on putting it like that...Shitou: I'd have to say... this one was neither terribly good, nor terribly bad.Shitou: Let me take that for you. If you'd like to keep trying, we can continue straight on. We'll settle the bill at the end.Shitou: I'll calculate how much you're owed at the end. If we do it bit by bit as we go, I'll only confuse myself and you, and that's just no good for anybody.
Shitou: Excellent idea! Many a success story starts with those precise words, my friend.Shitou: #Some people say, I'll come here once a day for the rest of my life and I'll be sure to strike lucky eventually. Personally, I prefer your approach — multiple attempts in one day, more of your life left to enjoy the winnings! Over here, if you would please, {F#Madam}{M#Sir}!
Shitou: #Quite right, {F#Madam}{M#Sir}, quite right! One can't spend all of one's time gambling on stones, it's simply not befitting of a {F#lady}{M#gentleman} of your stature.
Shitou: #Ah, erm, well... perhaps now is a good time for {F#Madam}{M#Sir} to call it a day? One must temper one's enthusiasm for such pursuits, and I—I'm afraid I've run out stones...Shitou: Between us, I've heard tomorrow is supposed to be a lucky day... You should come back then.
• Play a game with Shitou
ShitouShitou: We have an extraordinarily wide selection of raw stones here at The Jade Mystery. One can find oneself a little overwhelmed if one is to peruse the entire collection...Shitou: So I have taken the liberty of sorting them first for your convenience. Might I inquire as to your budget?
Shitou: #A most prudent decision, {F#Madam}{M#Sir}. Here we are, please select a stone that is to your liking.Shitou: Choose carefully, mind you. We want to make that 200 Mora worth your investment, don't we?Shitou: Once you have made your decision, please inform me and I shall do the honors.
Shitou: #Precisely the amount I recommend to all our new customers, {F#Madam}{M#Sir}: a sum small enough to spare, but big enough to invest.Shitou: #Over here if you would, {F#Madam}{M#Sir}. Please select the stone you find most agreeable.Shitou: Take all the time you need. I will be delighted to do the honors whenever you are ready.
Shitou: #Most discerning of you, {F#Madam}{M#Sir}! Not every new customer appreciates that one must sow generously in order to reap generously.Shitou: Over here if you would, please.Shitou: These are the most exquisite stones in our collection. Please peruse them at your leisure, I'm sure they will stand up to scrutiny.Shitou: Once you decide which of them you are most partial to, please inform me and I will be delighted to do the honors.
Shitou: #Not at all {F#Madam}{M#Sir}, I have merely arranged them into very rough groups.Shitou: However closely one might scrutinize a raw stone, and whatever fabulous contraptions one might employ in doing so, the fact is that one only sees the outside.Shitou: I can but broadly speculate as to what treasure a stone might contain, and how much it might be worth...Shitou: To be honest, I genuinely don't know what's inside until the stone is cut open. Nor does anyone else for that matter. Ultimately, when all is said and done, it comes down to sheer luck.Shitou: The worst luck of all is to see a spot of jade visible on the outside of the stone, only to cut it open and find the inside is completely worthless. The best luck of all is to pick a random stone up off the street, break it open, and find it filled with Noctilucous Jade.Shitou: #But as I say {F#Madam}{M#Sir}, fortune favors the bold. And the way I look at it, you are certainly bold to have come this far, so I can only imagine that fortune will be looking most favorably on you indeed.
Shitou: #Most discerning of you, {F#Madam}{M#Sir}! Not every new customer appreciates that one must sow generously in order to reap generously.Shitou: Over here if you would, please.Shitou: These are the most exquisite stones in our collection. Please peruse them at your leisure, I'm sure they will stand up to scrutiny.Shitou: Once you decide which of them you are most partial to, please inform me and I will be delighted to do the honors.
• Choose a type of crude stone
ShitouShitou: Each person has their own method of assessing a raw stone's value.Shitou: Some rely on pure intuition; they know the stone they want as soon as they lay eyes on it. Others prefer to examine each stone in detail.Shitou: Far be it from me to presume which method will work best for you. It is up to you whether to take a closer look or simply go with your gut.
Shitou: #Be my guest, {F#Madam}{M#Sir}.
Shitou: #Certainly, {F#Madam}{M#Sir}.
Shitou: #Right away, {F#Madam}{M#Sir}.
Shitou: #Of course, {F#Madam}{M#Sir}.
• Talk to Shitou
ShitouShitou: I'm afraid there is very little jade inside this one indeed...Shitou: Never mind. Quite the experience, no? A little Mora invested on scratching the itch is money well spent, I say.
Shitou: Indeed I did! All our stones are responsibly sourced and carefully selected in good faith. To call any of them "bad stones" would therefore be a gross misrepresentation of the facts.Shitou: Please don't lose heart! All of us are led astray by a promising-looking but ultimately disappointing stone once in a while.Shitou: Let me take that for you. If you'd like to keep trying, we can continue straight on. We'll settle the bill at the end.Shitou: I'll calculate how much you're owed at the end. If we do it bit by bit as we go, I'll only confuse myself and you, and that's just no good for anybody.Shitou: #What do you say, {F#Madam}{M#Sir}? Another round?
Shitou: Excellent idea! Many a success story starts with those precise words, my friend.Shitou: #Some people say, I'll come here once a day for the rest of my life and I'll be sure to strike lucky eventually. Personally, I prefer your approach — multiple attempts in one day, more of your life left to enjoy the winnings! Over here, if you would please, {F#Madam}{M#Sir}!
Shitou: #Quite right, {F#Madam}{M#Sir}, quite right! One can't spend all of one's time gambling on stones, it's simply not befitting of a {F#lady}{M#gentleman} of your stature.
Shitou: #Ah, erm, well... perhaps now is a good time for {F#Madam}{M#Sir} to call it a day? One must temper one's enthusiasm for such pursuits, and I—I'm afraid I've run out stones...Shitou: Between us, I've heard tomorrow is supposed to be a lucky day... You should come back then.
ShitouShitou: My goodness... There's jade in here! We have a winner!Shitou: #You certainly know hidden treasure when you see it, {F#Madam}{M#Sir}!Shitou: Tell me... How exactly did you know? What did you see that other, er, customers may have missed...?
Shitou: Hmm? Oh — yes, yes of course... Please, take this!Shitou: #Until next time, {F#Madam}{M#Sir}!Shitou: Aargh! Lord help me... How could I have missed that...

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