Phlegma icon

Phlegma: "The Flame Whipper you brought back is a handful, that one. She's running around and getting her snout into everything! Will you find her and make sure she's not causing trouble?"

1- Look for the Flame Whipper at the School

Fishlegs icon

Fishlegs: "Hi! I've been keeping an eye on the Flame Whipper (and of course, writing down my observations!). She's very interesting, but she has very clammy skin. I wonder if she has any natural defense mechanisms..."

Snotlout icon

Snotlout: "You think this twerp is interesting? I think she'd look more interesting upside down-"

Fishlegs icon

Fishlegs: "Wow! This is a defense mechanism called autotomy. The Flame Whipper has 'fracture planes' between the vertebrae in her tail that allows her to 'drop' her tail when she is threatened. The tail will wiggle, attract predators and give the Flame Whipper time to run away... and the tail is poisonous.

Don't worry; these dragons and lizards can grow their tail back. I guess we should try to help Snotlout. Can you click on the Flame Whipper and lead her to Heather?"

2- Click on the Flame Whipper and lead her to Heather

Heather icon

Heather: "Hey there, little lady! Paralyzing poison, detachable tail, and a nasty fireball... you have a deadly arsenal, don't you?

Lots of animals in tropical rainforest biomes use deadly poisons because the environment teems with life. The increased population means there's an abundance of predators to worry about.

Every liquid has a value on the pH scale, a scale from 0 to 14 that measures how acidic or basic the liquid is. Acidic liquids like lemon juice have more hydrogen and tend to be sour.

Basic solutions like baking soda have more hydroxide and tend to be bitter.

Numbers below 7 on the scale are acidic while numbers above 7 are basic. Liquids on either end of the pH scale (0 or 14) are very dangerous and need to be handled with care!

We can neutralize the danger of this poison by making it a neutral liquid-- That is, a 7 on the pH scale. First, we'll need to find out where it is on the pH scale, then we add other liquids into the solution. To do that, we'll need red cabbage. Can you ask the Botanist for some?"

3- Ask the Botanist for red cabbages

Phlegma icon

Phlegma: "I didn't know that red cabbage can be useful in that way. here, have all you may need."

Item: 1 Red Cabbages

Phlegma icon

Phlegma: "You may need other samples to test in the Lab with Heather. I'll gather some materials, but I want you to find some Sweet Death saliva as well. It has some interesting attributes. You'll find one in the Wilderness."

4- Find the Sweet Death in the Wilderness

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!: "Chase down the Sweet Death and click on her to collect her saliva."

5- Play tag with the Sweet Death and click her Item: 1 Sweet Death Saliva

! icon

!: "You should meet Heather by the Lab to start the experiment."

6- Meet Heather at the side of the Lab

Heather icon

Heather: "Great timing! The process to test the liquid pH is ready to go.

We can use red cabbage juice to test the pH values of other liquids! It's really interestng solution that changes red when matched with acidic solutions, or blue with basic solutions. Can you light a fire under the cauldron?"

7- Light a fire under the cauldron

Heather icon

Heather: "Great! Boiling the cabbage helps us extract the juice. It's working already!

Now, we can't exactly test solutions with chunks of cabbage still floating around. Click on the cauldron and fish the cabbage pieces out of there."

8- Click on the pot of cabbage

Heather icon

Heather: "Perfect! This solution will change color to match the pH level of the liquid. Then, we can change the pH level of the liquid by adding precise levels of acidic and basic liquids through a process called titration. Come on, I'll show you! Let's go into the Lab."

9- Go into the Lab


The experiment in the Lab

Using this device, we can figure out what pH level these liquids have. I'll show you! Add the soap mixture into the bowl.

a- Place soap and cabbage into the bowl, then add acid or base to reach a neutral color.

This machine allows us to add droplets of acidic or basic solution to change the pH level of the liquid in the bowl! Add 10 droplets of the acidic solution.

The color of the mixture changed because the pH value changed. It's working! Add 5 acidic droplets.

You've neutralized the Soap by adding 15 acid droplets!

It worked! Now we know how many acidic droplets we need to add to get soap's pH to 0. Click the Reset button.

Great job! Now, finish testing the rest of these items!

b- Place vinegar and cabbage into the bowl, then add acid or base to reach a neutral color.

You've neutralized the Vinegar by adding 22 base droplets!

c- Place the Sweet Death spit and cabbage into the bowl, then add acid or base to reach a neutral color.

You've neutralized the Sweet Death Saliva by adding 25 acidic droplets!

Heather icon

Heather: "Now that we understand how to find the pH level, we can use the titration machine to neutralize the Flame Whipper's poison. Can you talk to Fishlegs and get a sample?"

10- Talk to Fishlegs

Fishlegs icon

Fishlegs: "I scraped this off the tail while you were getting the Lab ready. I hope you can make an antidote; Snotlout keeps twitching and it's a bit creepy. You doing okay there, Snotlout?"

Snotlout icon

Snotlout: "..."

Fishlegs icon

Fishlegs: "Then again, this is the best conversation we've ever had."

Item: 1 Flame Whipper Residue

Heather icon

Heather: "Okay! Let's find how to neutralize the Flame Whipper's tail poison. Enter the Lab when you're ready."

11- Enter the Lab

a- Place the Flame Whipper poison and cabbage into the bowl, then add acid or base to reach a neutral color.

You've neutralized the Flame Whipper Residue by adding 17 base droplets!

Heather icon

Heather: "Wow. You've managed to change the pH value of the poison to 7 into a neutral solution! Now we can make an antidote... one moment..."

Item: 1 Flame Whipper Antidote

Heather icon

Heather: "Can you take this over to Snotlout and click on him to apply the antidote?"

12- Click on Snotlout and apply the antidote

Snotlout icon

Snotlout: "Keep that demon away from me! My body is tingling and I can't feel my toes. Are my toes still there? My glorious Snotlout sausage toes..."

Fishlegs icon

Fishlegs: "Well, the perfect silence couldn't last forever. [Your Viking's name], thank you for helping out. It looks like the Flame Whipper is a bit shaken up by her adventures today and left.

She seems to trust you the most out of all the Vikings here. Can you find her and bond with her? Approach her slowly like Hiccup has taught you and click on her."

13- Click on the Flame Whipper

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!: "You've bonded with the Flame Whipper! Valka would be very interested to meet your dragon."

14- Talk to Valka in Berk

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Valka: "I've never seen a dragon like you before, little one. You're adorable and amazing! You may have a lot of natural defenses, but you have a lot of love to share. I know that [your Viking's name] will prove worthy of it."