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Krawk Island Disappearance - Islet Retrieval

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Retrieval
Come on little fella, let's join your friends!

The bits of Krawk Island have all been accounted for, now it's time to gather them together!

Visit the solitary shanty and Gavril will direct you to your retrieval chart.

Retrieval Chart

Each person is given 1 retrieval for the day.
(Unused retrievals are carried over to the next day.)

Clicking on an islet will bring you to the inside of your ship, where your crew is waiting. The puzzle is essentially Sudoku--starting off, there are four types of crew members (Bruce, Lupe, Mynci, Skeith). They must be used in every row and column, but no single row or column can have duplicates. Similarly, every coloured block on the grid must contain all four types of pet with no duplicates. As the days progress, the puzzle will get more difficult, having new crew members or more complex coloured shapes.

If you're still confused, take a look at the scenario I got on July 29 and how it was solved. (Your scenario might be different.)

At last, the time has arrived to set out on your first retrieval mission. Thankfully, you get to start small, bringin' back a rather tiny islet. Properly balance your vessel by skillfully arrangin' crew members so that, within each of the four coloured shapes, ye have no more than one of each type for every column and row.

Sudoku

I started out by looking at the column with the Skeith and Lupe. The only two missing in that column are the Bruce and Mynci, but the Mynci cannot appear in the second row, because there's already one there. So, a Bruce must go above the Skeith, and a Mynci must appear above the Bruce. Then I looked at the fourth column--it's missing a Lupe and a Skeith but the Skeith cannot go in the third row, so it must go in the top right corner. Keep using this logic to complete the whole thing.

Sudoku

Islet Retrieval - July 29 Other Example
Sudoku Sudoku

Islet Retrieval - July 30 Examples
Time to get your second retrieval mission under way. Thankfully, this second islet is 'bout as tiny as the first. Properly balance your vessel by skillfully arrangin' crew members so that, within each of the four coloured shapes, ye have no more than one of each type for every column and row.

Sudoku Sudoku
Sudoku Sudoku

Islet Retrieval - July 31 Examples
Due to the increased size and weight of the islets you're now bringing back, you've had to add some pirates to your crew, plus another class of crewmember. Keeping your ship afloat and properly balanced is now more challenging than ever. Are you up to the task?

Sudoku Sudoku
Sudoku Sudoku

Islet Retrieval - August 1 Examples
Due to the increased size and weight of the islets you're now bringing back, you've had to add some pirates to your crew, plus another class of crewmember. Keeping your ship afloat and properly balanced is now more challenging than ever. Are you up to the task?

Sudoku Sudoku
Sudoku Sudoku

Islet Retrieval - August 2 Examples
So, you're gettin' the hang of this, eh? Well, don't look now, because here comes your most difficult challenge yet! Will ye find yourself confounded and gripped by indecision, or will your ability to stay calm under pressure and come up with a solution win the day?

Sudoku Sudoku
Sudoku Sudoku

Islet Retrieval - August 3 Examples
So, you're gettin' the hang of this, eh? Well, don't look now, because here comes your most difficult challenge yet! Will ye find yourself confounded and gripped by indecision, or will your ability to stay calm under pressure and come up with a solution win the day?

Sudoku Sudoku
Sudoku Sudoku

Islet Retrieval - August 4 Examples
The stakes are really risin' now - the islets you're bringin' back are bigger than ever, the waters have been unusually choppy, and the crew's gettin' more ornery by the minute about these long days they've been puttin' in. Now's no time to lose your composure...

Sudoku Sudoku
Sudoku Sudoku

Islet Retrieval - August 5 Examples
Would ye look at the size of that plot of land! How that schooner of yours will ever manage to haul it back with the kind of weather you've been sailing through lately, well... if ye can successfully pull that off, then the new Krawk Island's first order of business should be buildin' a statue in yer honour. Best o' luck!

Sudoku Sudoku
Sudoku Sudoku

Islet Retrieval - August 6 Examples
Would ye look at the size of that plot of land! How that schooner of yours will ever manage to haul it back with the kind of weather you've been sailing through lately, well... if ye can successfully pull that off, then the new Krawk Island's first order of business should be buildin' a statue in yer honour. Best o' luck!

Sudoku Sudoku
Sudoku Sudoku

Islet Retrieval - August 7 Examples
This is it - the greatest challenge of your nautical career! You're gonna need to keep your head on a swivel to have any chance of managin' a mindbogglin' nine crewmember categories. It won't be easy, but imagine what it'll be like to proudly proclaim that you brought back such a huge piece of Krawk Island's restoration.

Note: The grid colour order is randomised, just pay attention to the fixed crew members.

Sudoku Sudoku
Sudoku Sudoku

Once you're done, click on "Attempt to Sail!" If you were correct, you will gain an item prize.

Prize

Gavril McGill

Gavril McGill Dialogue Archive

July 29: It's amazin' to think what I've accomplished in such a short time. Why, mere days ago, in the wake of nearly all of Krawk Island disappearin', I sent a ragtag fleet of pirates out in search of an island. Now, due in large part to the leadership of yours truly, a week or so later all the pieces of that island have been located, and the next step in a restoration process that will make the rebuildin' of Maraqua look like child's play can be movin' forward

Throughout this endeavour, one thing I've truly enjoyed is the subjuga--I mean, involvement, of "friends" such as yourself. During the next stage, in which the islets will be returned so that I may reconstitute Krawk Island, I take it that you'll be joinin' the retrieval effort. After all, only a fool would pass up the magnificent spoils awaiting those who stick it out 'til the end... and you're no fool, right?

Well, well! Glad to see that that rickety schooner of yours made it back -- with a piece of Krawk Island in tow, no less. Ahh, yes... this lovely plot will be like putty in the hands of a master sculptor as I bring me grand design to life, restorin' our beloved Krawk Island to its rightful glory!

Bones Bones Bones

July 30: It's been said that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Similarly, me masterful reconstruction of Krawk Island begins with a single plot of land. If I am to be fulfillin' the promise of this colossal undertakin', it'll require a diligent effort to retrieve the islets on the part of underl--I mean, volunteers, such as yourself. Now go on an' get me somethin' to work with!

Ahh, I see ye have returned with a magnificent plot of land... yes, magnificent indeed. By the time I've worked the magic of me bountiful architectural engineerin' skills, why, ye shall hardly recognise the islet that ye brought back just a few hours earlier... which, verily I assure thee, shall be a good thing. You may run along now -- I've got boundless duties that need attending -- but be sure to return tomorrow, when I'll have plenty for you to do.

Bones Bones Bones

July 31: Just as I were sayin', don't it look simply fabulous thusfar? Granted, I came across a few... *ahem* technical obstacles while tryin' to realise me vision for the new Krawk Island, but it's these sort of challenges that truly bring out the best in a talented artist such as meself. Now get goin'! After all, 'twould be a shame if inspiration struck and there were nothin' for me to work with...

Hmm, that's an interestin' plot of land that ye just brought back. I suppose they can't all be beauties, eh? Oh well... the ability to take less-than-ideal materials and transform them into a breathtaking spectacle is just the sort of challenge that gets the creative juices of a true artist such as myself flowing. Leave me be now, I need to think... certain you're here tomorrow, though, or someone else shall reap the benefits of doing your work for you.

Bones Bones Bones

August 1: At last, the time to show ye the latest round of revisions has come. Pretty excited, eh? It's totally understandable... okay, ready? Ta-da! Don't you just love it? Seems the new layout has created a squabble between the Food Club competitors an' the Golden Dubloon, but aye, there's no reason why such skirmishes should get in the way of art, right? Let 'em suffer -- we're talkin' about genius here!

Ye might want to be lookin' into repairs for that ship of yours... by all appearances, the poor thing barely had the wherewithal to return in one piece. Oh well, at least ye brought me plot o' land back in marvelous condition. I've yet to be makin' a final decision as to what I'll do with this plot, but as long as ye aren't nosy and annoy me, I may grant ye a chance to see what I have up me sleeve in good time. For now, grant me my peace, but be sure to come back tomorrow, though.

Bones Bones Bones

August 2: 'Ere, have a look! As you can see, I took the plot that were containin' the Smuggler's Cove an' got rid of that abomination, electing to create a new cove elsewhere. After all, if there's gonna be any smugglin' happenin' on Krawk Island, ye can rest assured that it'll be on me own terms. Pretty clever, eh? Well, I'm just getting' started... find me more land to work with, an' I'll show you what I'm really capable of!

Ahh yes, the Dubloon-O-Matic! I definitely have to be findin' a place for that straightaway! While I'm still weighin' the pros and cons of convertin' me holdin's to NP, devaluin' dubloons via mass production, an' then issuin' a decree that bans their use on Krawk Island, I'd say at this moment me inclination would be not to bother. After all, once the island's restored I'll be fabulously wealthy an' powerful anyway... we'll see. In the meantime, avast with yer pesterin' and come back when you're of use to me tomorrow.

Bones Bones Bones

August 3: So, that Dubloon-O-Matic turned out to be more of a rascal than I were anticipatin'... each time I found a place for it, the new location obstructed the lovely view of the sea that I have from me mansion! Well... as you might be imaginin', the entire episode had me rather peeved, but in the end me architectural genius naturally came up with a sensible solution...

Well, well... would ye look at this beauteous plot o' land! While I don't be havin' any specific plans for the land itself, these resources on the land will be perfect for the crown jewel of Krawk Island's restoration. What will that be? Avast, swabbie... all in good time. Ye can rest assured, however, that the splendour of this particular facet of the island's rebuilding is sure to make jaws drop all across Neopia... now run along an' get some rest, so ye have plenty of energy for doin' me biddin' tomorrow.

Bones Bones Bones

August 4: Alright, so... I've given it some thought an', since you've been so accomodatin' of me requests, I've decided to share what's in store for the materials from that new plot of land. See, me ragged ol' shanty is hardly befittin' a lofty personage such as meself anymore, so I've decided put those resources from the islet you brought back toward the buildin' of me governor's mansion. Once completed it'll be a sight to see, that's for sure!

Ahh, I see that ye have brought back the islet containing the academy... yes, a very crucial part of me plans for Krawk Island's restoration. A well-trained regiment capable of keepin' me interferences to a minimum as I go about me day-to-day responsibilities is absolutely vital to the island's future. Speaking of interferences, if you'll be so kind as to leave me to my work, I'll get back to restorin' the island now... come back tomorrow, though -- ye shall be far less annoyin' to me once there's work for ye to do.

Bones Bones Bones

August 5: As one can see, I've made some overdue renovations to Cap'n Threelegs' Swashbuckling Academy, which the cap'n will find most beneficial. I like that cap'n -- seems like a real obedient sort of fellow, the kind I don't anticipate givin' me any problems... so, the island -- she's really startin' to come in nicely, eh? *puts index finger to lips* Shush-- ye can save all the niceties 'til after seein' the finished product, 'kay?

We're gettin' down to the last of the islets, are we not? You know, as demandin' as Krawk Island's restoration has been, I almost feel as though I'm goin' to miss puttin' me prodigious talents to use. Who knows, perhaps if I grow tired of wringin' every last bit of profit out of this island, maybe I'll seek out another Neopian land in need of a touch up. Tyrannia, perhaps? Aye, maybe not... for now, leave me to me ponderin' an' come back tomorrow when I can be findin' somethin' productive for ye to do.

Bones Bones Bones

August 6: At last, me restoration of Krawk Island is nearly complete! I've got a few last minute details, such as postin' me croni--I mean, allowin' me loyal friends to get situated before the mad dash back onto the island begins. Once everythin' is... *cough*under control*cough* then the ceremony to proclaim me governor of Krawk Island may be proceedin'. It won't be long, though, so check back soon!

It seems we're still waitin' on those last few plots to be comin' in... as if mastermindin' the entire project and overseein' its execution isn't enough -- apparently I have to hop in a dinghy and row these islets back to shore meself, too! *sigh* Competent help is so hard to find, especially when ye have dedicated yourself fully to the true expression of an artistic vision like I have...

Bones Bones Bones

August 7: The ineptitude of those carryin' out me plans has reached a level that not even I, in all me greatness, can overcome. Alas, another day has come an' gone and the final stage of Krawk Island's renovation remains held up by the retrieval of the very last few plots of land. It now appears as though the all-new Krawk Island's unveilin' shall happen no sooner than tomorrow. You'd better be there to make sure you don't miss it, though - after all, this IS the debut of the greatest architectural achievement in Neopian history...

Soooo... despite the last few plots not reachin' harbour yet, I have been assured *scoffs* that me glorious restoration of the new and improved Krawk Island shall be unveiled tomorrow. Honestly, I've learned not to be trustin' a word these so-called assistants tell me. However, given the possibility (however unlikely) that the island's restoration will make its debut tomorrow, it would be behoove ye to be there, just in case.

Bones Bones Bones

August 8: At last, me restoration of Krawk Island is nearly complete! I've got a few last minute details, such as postin' me croni--I mean, allowin' me loyal friends to get situated before the mad dash back onto the island begins. Once everythin' is... *cough*under control*cough* then the ceremony to proclaim me governor of Krawk Island may be proceedin'. It won't be long, though, so check back soon!

Bones Bones Bones

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