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: Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Welcome to the Pondathon II’s Frequently Asked Questions!

Here, you will find frequently asked questions answered! Be sure to read our Tutorial post on how the Pondathon II readathon works as well.

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Pondathon II Tutorial: How the Pondathon Readathon Works

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:

As the Pond friends scurry to their stations, you can’t help but feel that this reminds you of the last time the Pond friends came together to help the forest – only, this time, it feels more hopeful. The thought of it makes you smile slightly.

“What do you want me to do?” you overhear Gen asking Xiaolong.

“Whatever makes you happiest, Gen!” says Xiaolong encouragingly. “You’re amazing when it comes to gardening. I should be asking you what you want me to do!” 

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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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