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Winter Solstice

The Winter Solstice is an event taking place on Winter of Day 23. 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.


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

Gale Thank you all for gathering here today. Before we start, I invite Minister Lee to deliver a sermon for us. Minister?
Lee 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 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 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 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 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 Thank you for that wonderful sermon, Minister. Now then everyone, let's throw in what we have!
Gale That smells so delicious! Let's get ready to eat!


Winter Solstive hot pot

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 ingredientsEdit

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

Item Name Relationship points Type Can be bought at the event?
Bamboo Papaya 10 Vegetable No
Banner Fish 15 Fish Yes
Blade Fish Fish No
Blue Mackerel 25 Fish No
Bubblefish 20 Fish Yes
Catfish 10 Fish Yes
Chicken 10 Meat Yes
Chili Pepper 10 Seasoning Yes
Cinnamon Seasoning Yes
Coriander 5 Seasoning Yes
Cornball 15 Vegetable Yes
Cumin 5 Seasoning Yes
Egg 5 Side Yes
Firefish 20 Fish Yes
Frog Fish 15 Fish Yes
Ginger (ingredient)Ginger
Ginger Seasoning No
Gladiator Fish Fish No
Golden Salmon 10 Fish Yes
Koi Fish 20 Fish Yes
Layered Carrot 10 Vegetable Yes
Lettuce 10 Vegetable Yes
Lobster Claw Other Yes
Lobster Meat 10 Meat Yes
Meat 5 Meat Yes
Palm Jujube 10 Other Yes
Potato Fruit Vegetable Yes
Pumpkin 10 Vegetable Yes
Red Mushroom 10 Side Yes
Rock Salt 5 Seasoning Yes
Salt 5 Seasoning Yes
Shaggy Mane 10 Side Yes
Snake Meat 10 Meat No
Wise Fish Fish No

Emily's Food StallEdit

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 Stall Season winter
Item Name Amount Price
Meat 20 4 Gols
Egg 10 8 Gols
Sugar 10 8 Gols
Lettuce 5 28 Gols
Potato Fruit 5 16 Gols
Layered Carrot 5 40 Gols
Pumpkin 5 24 Gols
Chili Pepper 5 20 Gols
Cornball 5 52 Gols
Chicken 5 16 Gols
Salt 10 4 Gols
Coriander 5 8 Gols
Catfish 5 120 Gols
Golden Salmon 5 120 Gols
Banner Fish 5 120 Gols
Frog Fish 5 300 Gols
Koi Fish 5 160 Gols
Bubblefish 5 400 Gols
Red Mushroom 5 40 Gols
Shaggy Mane 5 32 Gols
Rock Salt 5 16 Gols
Cumin 5 12 Gols
Lobster Meat 5 12 Gols
Lobster Claw 5 48 Gols
Cinnamon 5 32 Gols
Palm Jujube 5 32 Gols
Firefish 5 180 Gols

Special group photos Edit

Group photo sign
When the Solstice Hotpot and Snowball Fight 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!


  • Keeping the spiciness of the Hot Pot above 85 for 10 seconds or longer will trigger the A True Hotpot achievement. The easiest way to do this is to stock up on Chili Peppers and just keep putting them in the pot.
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