Winter Solstice logo.png
Winter Solstice.png

The Winter Solstice is an event taking place on Day 23 of Winter. It marks the tradition that began with people in the Age of Darkness tossing food items into the hot pot to survive. This event starts at 10:00 and ends at 15:00.

After the hot pot, the villagers move into the field south of Central Plaza, and a single round of the Snowball Battle mini-game may be played. It can be started between 16:00 and 18:00 by interacting with the same glittering stone as in the Snowball Battle event. This has its own reward delivered by mail instantly after it is over, and is affected by the player's performance. This is not marked on the festival calendar.

After the snowball battle, the villagers move back to Central Plaza for a large group photo, then move to individual group photo locations later that night.


Introduction[edit | edit source]

Before the festivities start, Gale and Lee deliver a short speech:

Gale.png Thank you all for gathering here today. Before we start, I invite Minister Lee to deliver a sermon for us. Minister?
Lee.png Thank you Gale. Well, nice havin' everyone out on this very cold day. I'm going to keep this short since the smell is oh-so-good! Django, you're getting good at this!
Lee.png I'm going to tell the story of how the Winter Solstice tradition got started. Long ago, in the bleakest period of the Age of Darkness, there was no light to be found. People rose in the morning and went to bed at night in total blackout. Food was scarce and the crops were failing. And it was cold... very, very cold!
Lee.png Many people died. On an especially cold Winter Solstice, a few of the strugglers started a fire to keep warm. When one of them suddenly said: 'I still have a can of beans, let's heat it up and share it!' Someone followed by saying: 'That's not enough, I still have some mushrooms, let me put that in as well!" One after another, people gave up what they had left.
Lee.png By the time they're done, the pot was full of wonderful and filling things. These people ate and laughed and went on to survive that day, and the next, and the day after that. Until the sun finally came out.
Lee.png Even though we're seeing better times now, we need to remember what got us to this point. We shared our offering, provided help to one another, and together made out current happiness possible. So please never forget that! God bless.
Gale.png Thank you for that wonderful sermon, Minister. Now then everyone, let's throw in what we have!
Gale.png That smells so delicious! Let's get ready to eat!

Event[edit | edit source]

The hot pot

The purpose of the Winter Solstice is to toss food ingredients into the hot pot. After tossing ten items, the player can grab a non-inventory serving of the hot pot, which will heighten some of the player's abilities for a limited time. The townsfolk can also toss in food, but may also request food ingredients; when the request is granted, the character gains relationship points, depending on the type of food. Most food ingredients can be purchased from Emily's Food Stall; other ingredients must be gathered elsewhere, such as Ginger, Bamboo Papaya, Meat, Snake Meat, Lantern Fish or Wise Fish.

Several characters have a special dialogue specifically made for this event.

Food ingredients[edit | edit source]

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Below is a list of food ingredients that can be tossed in to the hot pot.

Item Relationship points Type Can be bought at the event?
Bamboo PapayaBamboo Papaya
10 Vegetable No
Banner FishBanner Fish
15 Fish Yes
Blade FishBlade Fish
Fish No
Blue MackerelBlue Mackerel
25 Fish No
BubblefishBubblefish
20 Fish Yes
CatfishCatfish
10 Fish Yes
ChickenChicken
10 Meat Yes
Chili PepperChili Pepper
10 Seasoning Yes
CinnamonCinnamon
10 Seasoning Yes
CorianderCoriander
5 Seasoning Yes
CornballCornball
15 Vegetable Yes
CuminCumin
5 Seasoning Yes
EggEgg
5 Side Yes
FirefishFirefish
20 Fish Yes
Frog FishFrog Fish
15 Fish Yes
GingerGinger
Seasoning No
Gladiator FishGladiator Fish
25 Fish No
Golden SalmonGolden Salmon
10 Fish Yes
Koi FishKoi Fish
20 Fish Yes
Lantern FishLantern Fish
Fish No
Layered CarrotLayered Carrot
10 Vegetable Yes
LettuceLettuce
10 Vegetable Yes
Lobster ClawLobster Claw
15 Other Yes
Lobster MeatLobster Meat
10 Meat Yes
MeatMeat
5 Meat Yes
Palm JujubePalm Jujube
10 Other Yes
Potato FruitPotato Fruit
10 Vegetable Yes
PumpkinPumpkin
10 Vegetable Yes
Red MushroomRed Mushroom
10 Side Yes
Rock SaltRock Salt
5 Seasoning Yes
SaltSalt
5 Seasoning Yes
Shaggy ManeShaggy Mane
10 Side Yes
Snake MeatSnake Meat
10 Meat No
Wise FishWise Fish
Fish No

Emily's Food Stall[edit | edit source]

Main article: Emily's Food Stall

During this event, Emily opens up her food stall between the hours of 7:00 to 15:00. She sells a wide variety of food ingredients that can be used on the hot pot.


Emily's Food StallEmily's Food Stall
Item Amount Price
MeatMeat
20 4 Gols.png
EggEgg
10 8 Gols.png
SugarSugar
10 8 Gols.png
LettuceLettuce
5 28 Gols.png
Potato FruitPotato Fruit
5 16 Gols.png
Layered CarrotLayered Carrot
5 40 Gols.png
PumpkinPumpkin
5 24 Gols.png
Chili PepperChili Pepper
5 20 Gols.png
CornballCornball
5 52 Gols.png
ChickenChicken
5 16 Gols.png
SaltSalt
10 4 Gols.png
CorianderCoriander
5 8 Gols.png
CatfishCatfish
5 120 Gols.png
Golden SalmonGolden Salmon
5 120 Gols.png
Banner FishBanner Fish
5 120 Gols.png
Frog FishFrog Fish
5 300 Gols.png
Koi FishKoi Fish
5 160 Gols.png
BubblefishBubblefish
5 400 Gols.png
Red MushroomRed Mushroom
5 40 Gols.png
Shaggy ManeShaggy Mane
5 32 Gols.png
Rock SaltRock Salt
5 16 Gols.png
CuminCumin
5 12 Gols.png
Lobster MeatLobster Meat
5 12 Gols.png
Lobster ClawLobster Claw
5 48 Gols.png
CinnamonCinnamon
5 32 Gols.png
Palm JujubePalm Jujube
5 32 Gols.png
FirefishFirefish
5 180 Gols.png

Special group photos[edit | edit source]

Group photo sign.png

When the Solstice Hotpot and Snowball Fight finishes, special group photo opportunities will become available. They are marked on the map with Camera icon.png 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!

Social talk.png Festival dialogue[edit | edit source]

Dialogue
Dialogue →

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Keeping the spiciness of the Hot Pot above 85 for 10 seconds or longer will trigger the A True Hotpot achievement. To get this achievement, the player should keep a large amount of Chili Peppers in the inventory and add these one at a time as quickly as possible until the achievement triggers. Items requested from the other Portians should be ignored.


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