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The Day of the Bright Sun is a festival to celebrate the event of Peach ending the 330-yearlong Age of Darkness by clearing the clouds and letting the sun rays shine over the land once again around 100 years prior. It occurs on the 19th day of Month 1 every year.

HistoryEdit

Mural Day of the Bright Sun

Mural of Peach bringing the light back

When the world befell from chaos and darkness, a man named Peach created a machine that ended the 330-year darkness. The common folk honored Peach for his heroic act, thus creating and dedicating a holiday known as the Day of the Bright Sun to him.

FestivitiesEdit

During the first year, at the fireside meeting on Day 14, Mayor Gale requests that all citizens of Portia participate in the gift-giving event by donating an item. The builder can participate in this through Present for the Celebration mission. Although the festival will occur every year, there will not be a fireside about it after year 1. The mission, however, is repeatable each year.

Before the festivities start Gale delivers a short speech:

Gale Happy Brightness everyone!
Gale It has been almost a century since Peach brought back our sun. It's impossible for us to even imagine what that dark world was like.
Gale Dialogue in English: So let's have fun today, but let us also remember. Remember that we need to respect the earth, the sky, and most of all, each other.
Gale May the spirit of telesis be with us all!

At the start of the day of the festival, an airship will fly from the north of the Workshop towards town. Once the event begins, a few gift boxes will be seen falling from it at a time, tumbling to the ground. Townsfolk will follow its path and run in a mad scramble for each box. If the player is able to reach a box before someone else claims it, they can press the interact button ("E" on keyboard, "A" on controller) to pick it up. The airship travels from Peach Plaza towards Central Plaza, following the road. After the event, it stops dropping presents and flies off again.

The player needs to be hasty and retrieve as many gifts before the event ends. Most townsfolk will participate in the event (making the festival a good time and place to give everyone gifts to improve their Relationship) and are able to claim the gifts. After claiming a gift, the player receives a letter of gratitude from the benefactor.

PresentsEdit

The player can receive the following items when collecting presents at the festival:

From Present Note
AaditAadit
3
Power Stone
Power Stone
"Something good, provides energy."
AlbertAlbert
5
Marble
Marble
"The marble is smooth, beautiful, and solemn, perfect material for a grand looking building."
AliceAlice
1
Pot of Asteria
Pot of Asteria
"Check out these beautiful flowers!"
AntoineAntoine
6
Milk
Milk
1
Shell Necklace
Shell Necklace
"Milk is not only nutritious but also good for your skin."
"Even among shell necklaces, this one's a beauty! Hate to give it away."
ArloArlo
1
Bronze Sword
Bronze Sword
10
Copper Bar
Copper Bar
1
Lucky Sack
Lucky Sack
1
Multi-function Knife
Multi-function Knife
2
Supremely Spicy Spaghetti
Supremely Spicy Spaghetti
"Hope you'll like this gift."
"We dig up a lot of surplus copper ore whenever we explore the ruins, so take some off of our hands."
"Everytime I dive into the ruins, I take some so chili noodles with me. Fills me right up, all warm and nice."
CarolCarol
5
Cotton
Cotton
5
Fiber Cloth
Fiber Cloth
"Only good cotton can make good clothes, try out my cotton!"
"Clothing made of fiber are so warm and comfortable."
DawaDawa
3
Cheap Soda
Cheap Soda
"Tired? Drink this and Restores your energy!"
DjangoDjango
1
Cooking Master
Cooking Master
1
Journey from the East
Journey from the East
1
Practice Sword
Practice Sword
"Hope you'll like this gift."
"Just a small gift, hope you like it."
"What is a knight without his sword? Something close to my heart, please accept it. Be careful using it, even though it's wood, it can still cut!"
DollyDolly
10
Apple
Apple
"Molly prepared the apple jam, right? I added a few apples in case you didn't like it."
EmilyEmily
5
Milk
Milk
5
Pumpkin
Pumpkin
3
Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin Pie
"I am so happy everyone can gather for this special day!"
"Since the demand for pumpkin pie is so great here in Free Cities. We're always short on pumpkins, let's all plant pumpkins next time!"
"Don't be surprised, that's how I like pumpkin pie!"
ErwaErwa
1
Exquisite Fountain Pen
Exquisite Fountain Pen
Just a small gift, hope you like it.
GaleGale
2
Balloon
Balloon
2
Blonde Doll
Blonde Doll
1
Crafter's Toolbox
Crafter's Toolbox
1
Crystal Necklace
Crystal Necklace
10
Delicate Fur
Delicate Fur
10
Egg
Egg
5
Fiber Cloth
Fiber Cloth
1
Flower Carpet
Flower Carpet
1
Flowery Soap
Flowery Soap
1
Fluffy Pendant
Fluffy Pendant
1
Jewelry Box
Jewelry Box
5
Marble
Marble
3
Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin Pie
10
Rubber Fruit
Rubber Fruit
20
Sand
Sand
1
Small Engine
Small Engine
1
Small Silicon Chip
Small Silicon Chip
1
Talisman
Talisman
10
Wild Cocoon
Wild Cocoon
"Someone forgot to leave a note. Hope you like it."
"Just a small gift, hope you like it."
"Hope you'll like this gift."
"Yeah this might be a common stone, but it's still useful."
"This is probably Sophie's gift? She probably forgot to leave the note...again."
"This should be Sophie's. I think she forgot the note."
"This one's from Emily, probably, there's a note without any signature. So careless."
"The giver forgot to write a name, it's really nice too."
"Alright, whoever gave this probably thought it was useful, oh well."
GingerGinger
2
Aroma Apple
Aroma Apple
1
Umbrella
Umbrella
"I didn't really know what to get, but I hope you like it."
"Useful on a rainy day, but also can be used as a sun block."
GustGust
10
Apple
Apple
"Here are some apples, QQ couldn't eat them all."
HigginsHiggins
5
Bronze Bar
Bronze Bar
2
Power Stone
Power Stone
"Common crafting material. Very useful!"
"Hope you'll like this gift."
IsaacIsaac
2
Wooden Storage
Wooden Storage
"Just a small gift, hope you like it."
JackJack
2
Aroma Apple
Aroma Apple
3
Asteria (Bouquet)
Asteria (Bouquet)
"It should taste better than regular apples...or so they say."
"This flower is from Alice's garden, isn't it beautiful? Don't tell anyone though! I took it secretly."
LeeLee
2
Asteria (Bouquet)
Asteria (Bouquet)
"I am so happy everyone can gather for this special day!"
LiuwaLiuwa
1
Strange Mirror
Strange Mirror
"Just a small gift, hope you like it."
LucyLucy
5
Milk
Milk
1
Photo Album
Photo Album
"Milk is not only nutritious but also good for your skin."
"This is a photo album of the daily life at our school. Hope you like it."
MarsMars
1
Upgrade Kit
Upgrade Kit
"Essential for crafting advanced tools, and it doesn't come cheap."
MarthaMartha
3
Baked Bread
Baked Bread
"This is freshly baked, eat it as soon as possible!"
McDonaldMcDonald
5
Leather
Leather
3
Perfect Fur
Perfect Fur
"Hope you'll like this gift."
MeiMei
3
Apricot Juice
Apricot Juice
"Drink that Rainbow Lemonade, healthy and nutritious."(sic)
MollyMolly
2
Cheap Soda
Cheap Soda
"Something simple, I hope you like it."
NoraNora
2
Bird Nest
Bird Nest
3
Rainbow Lemonade
Rainbow Lemonade
1
Roses
Roses
"I accidentally found it by the slope when I was getting down from the Church. Seems pretty neat."
"Yes, this is sour, but it's very special and useful."
"Something simple, I hope you like it."
OaksOaks
20
Meat
Meat
"Papa Bear likes to eat meat, so I'm guessing you do as well."
PauliePaulie
15
Hardwood
Hardwood
3
Wooden Board
Wooden Board
"Here's some hardwood, necessary for any fine furniture."
"I wasn't sure what to do with these, so, uhm, here you go!"
PetraPetra
5
Power Stone
Power Stone
"Something good, provides energy."
PhyllisPhyllis
20
Herbs
Herbs
1
Magnetic Bracelet
Magnetic Bracelet
"I gathered a lot of herbs with Dr. Xu lately, I'm guessing he gave out the herbal mixture."
"Hope you'll like this gift."
PollyPolly
2
Apple Juice
Apple Juice
1
Silk Scarf
Silk Scarf
"Drink that Rainbow Lemonade, healthy and nutritious."
"My mother made this, so good!"
PresleyPresley
1
Upgrade Kit
Upgrade Kit
"Just a small gift, hope you like it."
QiwaQiwa
6
Blade Fish
Blade Fish
"This is Pinky's favorite, you can feed her or keep it and make dried fish."
RemingtonRemington
5
Blue Leather
Blue Leather
"Picking presents gave me headache. This isn't so bad, is it?"
RussoRusso
4
Roasted Meat
Roasted Meat

"Just a small gift, hope you like it."
SamSam
3
Apricot Juice
Apricot Juice
"Drink that Rainbow Lemonade, healthy and nutritious."
SanwaSanwa
2
Cheap Soda
Cheap Soda
"Hope you'll like this gift."
SoniaSonia
1
Yellow Sapphire Necklace
Yellow Sapphire Necklace
"Hope you'll like this gift."
SophieSophie
2
Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin Pie
"I can't remember what people here like to eat, but this sweet, sweet pumpkin pie must be popular."
TobyToby
20
Stone
Stone
"Hehe, didn't see this coming did you? Just a joke!"
TodyTody
5
Banner Fish
Banner Fish
1
Beginner's Fishing Rod
Beginner's Fishing Rod
"Just a small gift, hope you like it."
"How can you fish without a fine fishing rod? I really like this one, give it a go."
WuwaWuwa
3
Roasted Meat
Roasted Meat
"Just a small gift, hope you like it."
XuXu
10
Herbs
Herbs
5
Herbal Mixture
Herbal Mixture
"Scratches are inevitable in life. But use some herbs and the pain will go away!"

Special Group Photos Edit

Group photo sign
When the Day of the Bright Sun, present drop finishes, special group photo opportunities will become available. They are marked on the map with Camera icon icon. Activate the glittering camera sign (right) and you'll take a group photo with the people standing next to the sign. The pose is unique to this festival and group of people. Try and get them all before the day ends!

TriviaEdit

  • Managing to pick up 7 or more gifts during the festival will trigger the Quick Hands achievement.
  • Not obtaining any gifts during the festival will cause Gale to send the player a letter the following day out of pity which includes a Pumpkin Pie, a Juice, and a Cheap Soda.
  • Four of the human Portians who live in or near town do not gather in front of the Commerce Guild at the beginning of the event, or participate in the present-grabbing: Gust and Ginger who stand nearby under a tree, until the start of the festival (with QQ who then goes to sleep in A&G Construction); Isaac who sits with his Cross Five board in the park; and Liuwa, who is guarding the Amber Island Cave entrance. Additionally, Abu can be seen just outside of one of the city entrances, looking wistfully at the event.
  • Gale doesn't participate in collecting presents, either, and can be found waiting with his children near the end of the event.
  • Even though Liuwa doesn't participate in the event, gifts can be received from him.
  • The city gets decorated with balloons the day before the event, and on the day of the event, there are two hot air balloons that circle the city all day, while the present-dropping airship flies slowly overhead across the city.
  • The speed of the airship is directly affected by the speed the game is set to in Options.