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Eret: "Did you see that, mate? I just spotted a very agitated Hookfang fly toward the Lookout -- without Snotlout. Could you check on him and see if everything is okay?"


1- Find Hookfang near the Greenhouse at the Lookout

Phlegma icon

Phlegma: "[Your Viking's Name]! Thank Thor you're here.

Something's wrong with Hookfang. I can't see anything wrong with him, but he's acting fidgety like he's trying to say something. Can you click on him gently? Maybe that'll calm him down."


2- Click on Hookfang to calm him down

Phlegma icon

Phlegma: "Is that a note?

"Help. Bees. Beach." It's in Snotlout's handwriting; no wonder Hookfang looks so worried! We need to find him right away. I'll send a Terror Mail for help while you go ahead and check the beach for him. Go!"


3- Look for Snotlout on the beach

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Snotlout: "Hookfang found you! Thank goodne-th! My tongue i-th all th-wollen from bee th-tings th-o I can't th-peak very well.

Luckily, Hookie th-aved me from the th-warm of bee-th in the cave up there... Can you click on me and make th-ure I don't fall and hurt my-th-elf on the way up to Phlegma?"


4- Click on Snotlout and make sure he gets to Phlegma safely

Phlegma icon

Phlegma: "You look awful, Snotlout. What happened?"


Snotlout icon

Snotlout: "I look ama-th-ing con-th-idering I was th-ung about three thousand times. All I wanted wa-th a bit of honey! Plea-th-e tell me it'-th not permanent."


Phlegma icon

Phlegma: "I can't say I'm surprised, Snotlout. Bees are fiercely protective of their home and their queen bee (the mother of the bees in the hive). You were too close to both so the bees stung you.

A bee's sting makes a small hole in the skin that allows the venom to get inside. Your body swells up to protect itself which is why your tongue is too fat to talk well.

You'll be fine. I need to scrape out the stingers and apply a salve to stop the swelling. Funnily enough, honey will do just the trick. Bees suck up nectar from plants and turn it into honey in their hives for food. It never spoils and has trace amounts of a few chemicals that help heal wounds and reduce swelling.

Don't worry, Snotlout. I won't send you back in your condition. [Your Viking's Name], can you head up to the cave and tell Valka about our little situation?"


5- Tell Valka about Snotlout's bee problems

Valka icon

Valka: "I received Phlegma's Terror Mail and I came as fast as I could. I can't say I receive many 'bee emergencies'.

While I consider myself more of an expert on dragons, I do know that smoke will calm down bees. It does two things. First, it makes them chow down on their food supply just in case they need to abandon the hive because of a fire.

Second, it masks the way guard bees warn other bees of an intruder. They use pheromones, chemical messages that messages, to talk amongst each other, and the smoke hides the scent.

Fortune favors us, my dear. I noticed a small pack of Smokebreaths drinking water from the waterfall as I was flying in. Could you lure one over here to help us? Click on the closest one and lead him here, please."


6- Click on the closest Smokebreath and lead him to the beehive

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Valka: "You've found quite a spirited one. He'll make a fine source of smoke.

Gently, now. Click again on the Smokebreath and stroke the underside of his chin and he'll give us a good amount of smoke."


7- Click on the Smokebreath to smoke the beehive

Valka icon

Valka: "You've done well, my billowy little friend!

[Your Viking's Name], you'll need this.

We should be able to harvest a piece of the beehive without threatening the bees. Click on the hive to cut out a tiny piece."


8- Click on the beehive to cut out a piece

Valka icon

Valka: "Wonderful!

Don't worry about the piece you took; Bees rebuild and repopulate a beehive even after a piece is harvested. Each piece of the beehive is made up of small six-sided spaces in a honeycomb structure.

This allows the structure of the beehive to remain even if some pieces are gone, and they can rebuild as much as three pounds of honeycomb in seven days. As long as the queen bee and a few males are safe, the hive will survive.

I'll take this friendly little Smokebreath back to his pack. Could you take the honeycomb to Phlegma so she can threat Snotlout before the swelling gets worse?"


9- Bring Phlegma the piece of honeycomb

Phlegma icon

Phlegma: "Oh, perfect! Now that I've scraped off Snotlout's stings, I just need to extract some honey from the honeycomb.

There! Give him this bottle of honey salve and tell him to apply the affected areas a few times. The swelling should go down in no time."


10- Give Snotlout the bottle of honey salve

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Snotlout: "Thank-th! I'm already feeling better. I'll rope you the next time I plan a beehive raid. Th-notlout! Th-notlout! Oi! Oi! Oi!"


Phlegma icon

Phlegma: "Don't listen to him... but on a serious note, [Your Viking's Name], I was impressed at how well you handled the bees. Why don't you take care of this beehive in your Farm? I'm sure you'll be a fine beekeeper in no time."

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