We went and took a look at the source of the pollution, the goo's coming from a broken pipe located inside the tall building above Bassanio Falls. We suspect that there is foul play involved. Can you fix it, please? That should be enough to stop any more goo from polluting the river. We've listed the items that we think will be needed to fix this pipe. Thanks! Steel Plate x4, Welding Rod x5, Valve x2
The player must then navigate the sewage system, fighting various enemies like Backrats and Redrats. A few Red Mushrooms can be gathered in a spots overgrown with ivy, several blue crystals can be mined in the sewer part with Jump Dancers. Some open pipes and containers also contain several Carbon Steel Bar the player can gather. A stove can be found too, which requires meat to cook Tasteless Broth too. The fire of the stove goes out after cooking ten times.
A blue chest in the secret room located at the dead end of the green sewer area inhabited by Backerats contains Game Cartridge - Protoform. The room can be accessed by facing the back wall and flipping a hidden switch on the left.
The player must report to Gale about the incident at WOW Industries to complete the mission:
A talking rat? Ahaha, that's a grand tale. But then again, there are strange tales about monsters from the Periphery, so I'm not surprised. But, the good news is that the goo's all gone, so thank you for your work! Let me give you some compensation! Gols +2000
In the last version of Early Access, if The Poisoned Water was completed on Month 2, Day 26, then The Crashed Station would begin on Day 27, regardless of the fact that it's the Day of Memories. If the Collapsed Wasteland was not investigated before the remembrance of the dead begins, this lead to certain townsfolk being missing from Peach Plaza, instead crowded in front of the Collapsed Wasteland. This meant Arlo and Remington were not accessible for gift-giving until the player dealt with the mission. Immediately following the mission-related dialogue, the involved townsfolk would bow their heads to continue the Day of Memories, resulting in an eerie scene. (The Crashed Station now triggers at a later time.)
We get our water from Duck Pond around here, so we're fine, for now.
I poured a little bit of the gooey water on my flowers. They withered right away!
We should have caught this sooner. We didn't find out until the water turned green and people started getting sick.
I've cut down my water usage by a factor of ten. Even though that's bad for my skin, I have to endure it.
I'm so worried about this water being polluted. Did the pollution come from within the ruins? What if my girls become sick?
I hope my brother Siwa's doing okay. He lives over in the desert, so he doesn't have too many water sources other than the river.
The polluted water is making my food taste terrible! I hope the Civil Corps figure it out soon!
Luckily for us, Duck Pond seems to be fine and free from the pollution. We've been getting our water from there since the scare started.
We get pollution from the ruins in our food supply from time to time, but it's mostly mild. I have heard even worse horror stories from other cities about the pollutants from the Old World.
Something must have gone wrong in one of the old ruins. Maybe a broken pipe or some chemical tank rusted. Whatever the case, we need to solve it fast. I don't want to see my people's lives getting distracted by this.
What do you think happened in the ruins for pollutants to spread into our river?
No stomach pain is going to stop me!
Even after all these centuries, the evils of the Age of Corruption still haunt us!
Aww...my stomach aches...
I can't bake my bread with this green-looking water. What should I do?
I hope this nasty lookin' water don't have any effects on my animals.
I would do a fine write up on our situation with the pollution right now, but my stomach isn't feeling too well right now.
Hmm, this pollutant is interesting. I wonder what we can do.
We've been getting some water from the ruins beneath the Church. While it's safe, there's not enough for everyone.
Papa Bear told me not to drink the from the river while the green goo's floating on there. He didn't need to tell me, the smell's terrible.
I'm tellin' ya, the green goo in the river must be the work of Duvos villains! I just know it!
The Director and I have been trying to neutralize this pollutant, but it's proving kind of tough. It's definitely a chemical from the Old World.
We've been treating several people with stomach aches, all from having drank the polluted water. The river is our main source of water, so there's not much we can do. I've been telling them to boil their water throughly.
Oh I'm having a stomach ache! I've been going to the restroom nonestop (sic).
There were many dead fish in the river. And I don't think they're safe to eat.
We're trying to locate all the sources of the water pollution. There's a lot of water around Portia, so we've a lot of places to check.
I hope the bad water doesn't affect Ms. Ginger's health.
I hope there aren't any other sources of the pollution around. We've looked everywhere, but the source above the Bassanio Falls is the only one we've located.
It's hard to run a restaurant business when your customers aren't too sure about the safety of the water you use.
My Ma said we need to boil the water over and over again before drinking it. Personally, I think gooey green water is cool! Maybe I'll turn into a mutant once I drink it!
Normally we're the ones that export water to Sandrock, but I've heard the Mayor put in an order for water from the other Free Cities after the river became polluted.
Do you have a stomach ache? No? Oh, that's good. We've been getting too many of these lately. People really need to boil their water before drinking.