Pondathon II: A New Companion Quest! Let’s Grow Roses with Racquel Marie

New Companion Quest! Let's Grow Roses with Racquel Marie, author of Ophelia After All. An drawing of Racquel as a golden retriever, wearing earrings and a rose on her head, with a big exclamation mark atop her head indicating that she has a quest.

Pondathon II is a year-long gardening-themed readathon hosted by The Quiet Pond! Help us restore the forest by reading to earn plants and decorate your own garden. For more information about Pondathon, read our Readathon Information Post or check out our Pondathon II Portal.

The story:

“Friend!” Xiaolong hurtles towards you like a comet, her face aglow with glee. You get the feeling that all the visitors and friends around the Pond has given Xiaolong a lot of energy; she seems hopeful, excited.

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Pondathon II: New Side Quest! Encourage Xiaolong’s Flowers to Grow!

Pondathon II is a year-long gardening-themed readathon hosted by The Quiet Pond! Help us restore the forest by reading to earn plants and decorate your own garden. For more information about Pondathon, read our Readathon Information Post or check out our Pondathon II Portal.

The story:

As you pass through the magical boundary of the Pond, you see all the Pond friends hard at work. Cuddle and Sprout look like they are working together to shape the soil, preparing the earth for Cuddle’s new vegetables. Varian is over there, sprinkling water to Gen’s new saplings. 

Meanwhile, Xiaolong sits by a row of saplings – and it looks like she’s reading a book. You approach her – maybe she’s taking a break from working? – you notice that she’s reading aloud. 

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Pondathon II: And So Begins the Pond Friends’ Quest to Save the Forest! [Pondathon Progress Tracker Form]

Pondathon II: The Quiet Pond's Story-Driven Readathon

Pondathon II is a year-long gardening-themed readathon hosted by The Quiet Pond! Help us restore the forest by reading to earn plants and decorate your own garden. For more information about Pondathon, read our Readathon Information Post or check out our Pondathon II Portal.

The story:

In the morning that follows, you return to the Pond to find the friends already hard at work. Seeing the Pond friends come together, working hard to save something so dear to them fills you with determination and hope. 

“It’s not going to be easy, I think,” a voice says by your side. 

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Pondathon II: Prologue – Bring Out Your Hats, Gloves, and Sunscreen! It’s Time to Garden! [Sign-Up and Character Creation]

Pondathon II: The Quiet Pond's Story-Driven Readathon

Pondathon II is a year-long gardening-themed readathon hosted by The Quiet Pond! Help us restore the forest by reading to earn plants and decorate your own garden. For more information about Pondathon, read our Readathon Information Post or check out our Pondathon II Portal.

The story:

“Here’s the plan,” announces Xiaolong, standing atop a rock for extra height (because she does actually need it). “The forest helped to protect us when we needed it, but a lot of forest sprites lost their homes.”

“The plants and the trees and the flowers aren’t growing back as they used to be,” mumbles Cuddle, holding Party, her stuffed otter plushie, closer to her chest. Gen nods sadly, and you notice that his garden patch hasn’t quite been the same. 

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Pondathon II: Prologue – We’re Going to Save the Forest! [Readathon Information]

Pondathon II: The Quiet Pond's Story-Driven Readathon

Pondathon II is a year-long gardening-themed readathon hosted by The Quiet Pond! Help us restore the forest by reading to earn plants and decorate your own garden. For more information about Pondathon, read our Readathon Information Post or check out our Pondathon II Portal.

The story:

It’s a warm morning when you decide to visit your friends at the Pond. It’s been awhile since you’ve seen them; you miss everyone’s smiles, and if the letter you received, a message scrawled on a single oak leaf, is any indication, you have a feeling that they miss you too.

“Friend,” the letter begins (and you can hear Xiaolong’s voice), “It’s been awhile since we’ve seen you. Gen asks how you’ve been! Can you come visit us sometime? We are having a Very Important Pond Meeting and it’s important that you’re there too!”

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