[QUEST] Hearth of Stone

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[QUEST] Hearth of Stone

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This is a 13 day quest that will unlock furniture and a Lake House template.

All times with a 3-star item when applicable.

Day 1 Total Time: 10 hours 46 minutes
Inspect surroundings from the 'X' - 2 minutes
Call another Sim about Christmas - 4 minutes
Have cinnamon tea - 8 minutes
Ponder Christmas problems - 1 hour 16 minutes
Plan Christmas precautions on phones - 2 hours 40 minutes (8x with 8 sims)
Place Christmas decorations - have to buy and place 4 decorations (consider the 10LP to skip the task for this goal depending on your inventory and/or how much you would have to spend on 4 decorations)
Give Christmas present - 3 hours
Build a snowman from the 'X' - 2 hours 40 minutes
Call Cirrus from a phone - 56 minutes

Unlocks Beige Diamond Rug

If you finish before 24 hours you will have to wait for Day 2 or pay SP to skip the wait. If you started the quest late you won't have to wait.

Day 2 Total Time: 11 hours 32 minutes
Meet Cirrus in the Park
Talk to Cirrus in the Park - 20 minutes
Ask Cirrus to crank up power - 50 minutes
Crank weather machine up to 11 - 1 hour 30 minutes
Inspect the sky from the 'X' - 3 hours
Reassure Cirrus - 30 minutes
Send your Sim home
Sleep it off - 1 hour 40 minutes
Check phone for missed call - 8 minutes
Research phone numbers on computers - 3 hours 10 minutes (9x with 9 sims)
Speculate about S.C. - 24 minutes

Unlocks Thin Black Chandelier

If you finish before 24 hours you will have to wait for Day 3 or pay SP to skip the wait. If you got behind you won't have to wait.

Day 3 Total Time: 14 hours 4 minutes
Call back mysterious number - 8 minutes
Have Sims make extra hot coffee - 4 hours 30 minutes (10x with 10 sims)
Play in the snow with Santa - 2 hours 40 minutes
Have a snowball fight with Santa - 1 hour 20 minutes
Watch TV with Santa - 1 hour 20 minutes
Say goodbye to Santa - 2 minutes
Watch next season with Santa - 3 hours 10 minutes
Prepare cottage pie - 24 minutes
Give cottage pie to Santa - 30 minutes

Unlocks Oak Heritage Stool

If you finish before 24 hours you will have to wait for Day 4 or pay SP to skip the wait. If you got behind you won't have to wait.

Day 4 Total Time: 6 hours 22 minutes 15 seconds
Demand Santa leaves - 15 seconds
Have Sims complain about Santa - 3 hours 10 minutes (12x with 12 sims)
Relax on a couch - 4 minutes
Call missed number - 8 minutes
Send your Sim to the Nightclub
Convince Santa to leave - 1 hour
Have Sims dance with Santa - 1 hour (2x with 2 sims - can be done at the same time)
Pull the plug on the music - 45 minutes
Send your Sim Home
Contemplate Santa's words - 15 minutes

Unlocks Green Xmas Wreath

If you finish before 24 hours you will have to wait for Day 5 or pay SP to skip the wait. If you got behind you won't have to wait.

Day 5 Total Time: 13 hours 20 minutes
Ask Santa about Santa Sr – 15 minutes
Ask to borrow Santa’s phone – 20 minutes
Pickpocket Santa’s phone – 3 hours 20 minutes
Call Mrs. Claus – 45 minutes
Meet Mrs. Claus in the Park
Talk to Mrs. Claus in the Park – 1 hour
Consult with Mrs. Claus in the Park – 55 minutes
Prepare Christmas cookies – 4 hours ("collect" 14 cookies)
Give Santa Christmas Cookies – 45 minutes
Ask Santa for Favor – 2 hours

Unlocks Compact Walnut Coffee Table

If you finish before 24 hours you will have to wait for Day 6 or pay SP to skip the wait. If you got behind you won't have to wait.

Day 6 Total Time: 14 hours 45 minutes
Meet Mrs. Claus in the Park
Go to the Lake House
Admire the area – 15 minutes
Introduce your Sim to Santa Sr – 45 minutes
Check on Santa – 1 hour
Go ice skating on the frozen Lake – 1 hour 40 minutes
Make Snow Angels with Santa – 2 hours
Clear branches at the Lake House – 4 hours (x4 with 4 sims)
Report progress to Santa Sr – 15 minutes
Report back to Santa – 20 minutes
Get motivated with Santa – 5 hours 30 minutes

Unlocks Lake House Hallway pack

If you finish before 24 hours you will have to wait for Day 7 or pay SP to skip the wait. If you got behind you won’t have to wait.

Day 7 Total Time: 15 hours 45 minutes
Make holiday eggnog – 1 hour 40 minutes
Check on the Lake House roast – 25 minutes
Pick fresh spices from plants – 4 hours 30 minutes (x17 with 17 sims) (This is the time with a 3-star plant. Plants with 0 stars have the same time length as plants with 1 star)
Add spices to roast – 1 hour 50 minutes
Check in on Santa Claus – 45 minutes
Vacuum the Lake House – 10 minutes
Wash the dishes – 2 hours 30 minutes
Check on the Lake House roast – 2 hours
Turn up the heat in the Lake House stove – 15 minutes
Give Santa Sr and update – 30 minutes
Give praise to Santa – 1 hour 10 minutes

Unlocks Pine Heritage Dining pack

If you finish before 24 hours you will have to wait for Day 8 or pay SP to skip the wait. If you got behind you won’t have to wait.


Day 8 Total Time: at least 14 hours 29 minutes
Pace Impatiently – 1 hour 5 minutes
Go to Santa’s Workshop
Ask Pepper about the Elf strike – 2 hours 40 minutes
Investigate the workshop fireplace – 25 minutes
Find pieces of firewood from trees – 1-star tree time; 3 hours 20 minutes ("collect" 19 pieces of firewood) Yellow Urban Tree is the only 3-star tree that has the Find Firewood action, time is 2 hours 40 minutes
Light the fireplace in Santa’s Workshop – 1 hour 30 minutes
Search letter pile for power bill – 2 hours 30 minutes
Talk to Pepper – 15 minutes
Talk to Santa – 30 minutes
Search for Santa suit in wardrobe – 1 hour 4 minutes (you can use a 3-star wardrobe in your own town)
Talk to Pepper – 1 hour 10 minutes

Unlocks Oak Heritage Sofa pack

If you finish before 24 hours you will have to wait for Day 9 or pay SP to skip the wait. If you got behind you won’t have to wait.


Day 9 Total Time: at least 18 hours 25 minutes
Give inspiring speech as Santa – 3 hours 10 minutes
Give the Elves a ‘Ho Ho Ho!’ – 4 hours
Have Sims research toys – 4 hours 30 minutes (20x with 20 sims)
Send all Sims at the Workshop Home
Return to the Lake House
Investigate strange smell – 5 minutes
Retrieve roast – 15 minutes
Panic at the Lake House – 2 hours
Fess up to Santa – 10 minutes
Explain the situation to Santa – 20 minutes
Investigate anomaly – 15 minutes
Listen to Ice Queen – 1 hour 40 minutes
Apologize to the Ice Queen – 2 hours

Unlocks Lakehouse Bedroom pack

If you finish before 24 hours you will have to wait for Day 10 or pay SP to skip the wait. If you got behind you won’t have to wait.


Day 10 Total Time: at least 15 hours 33 minutes
Beg Ice Queen or forgiveness – 2 hours 15 minutes
Go to the Park
Kick the Sleigh – 3 hours
Set weather machine to regular snow – 1 hour 10 minutes
Have Sims make defrosting coffee – 3 hours (x22 with 22 sims)
Have steaming hot shower – 1 hour 8 minutes
Pour coffee on weather machine – 35 minutes
Set weather machine to regular snow – 1 hour
Connect backup power to weather machine – 10 minutes
Celebrate at the sleigh – 3 hours 15 minutes

Unlocks Heritage Windows pack

If you finish before 24 hours you will have to wait for Day 11 or pay SP to skip the wait. If got behind you won’t have to wait.


Day 11 Total Time: at least 18 hours 45 minutes
Go to the Ice Castle
Investigate frost blaster 5000 – 1 hour 45 minutes
Call Cirrus from the ‘X’ – 3 hours 45 minutes
Annoy Cirrus with phone calls – 6 hours (“collect” 23 phone calls)
Run diagnostics the frost blaster 5000 – 2 hours 40 minutes
Thank Cirrus – 15 minutes
Go to the Lake House
Beg Mrs. Claus for help – 3 hours
Act cool in a mirror – 1 hour 20 minutes

Unlocks Heritage Doors pack

If you finish before 24 hours you will have to wait for Day 12 or pay SP to skip the wait. If you got behind you won’t have to wait.


Day 12 Total Time: at least 14 hours 50 minutes
Enthuse to Mrs. Claus – 45 minutes
Apologize to Mrs. Claus – 30 minutes
Send good apology examples from computers – 5 hours (x25 with 25 sims)
Teach Santa good apology skills – 1 hour
Talk to Pepper – 15 minutes
Mention negotiations to Santa Sr – 1 hour 15 minutes
Encourage Santa Sr – 50 minutes
Suggest letter writing to Santa Sr – 45 minutes
Watch Santa Sr deliver letter – 2 hours 20 minutes
Sing carols at the Lake House – 2 hours 20 minutes

Unlocks Hearth and Home set

If you finish before 24 hours you will have to wait of Day 13 or pay SP to skip the wait. If you got behind you won’t have to wait.



Day 13 Total Time: at least 21 hours
Go to the Ice Castle
Write Christmas letters – 4 hours 20 minutes (28x with 28 sims)
Have Sims brew hot chocolate – 5 hours 30 minutes (“collect” 28 hot chocolates)
Call Santa from the ‘X’ – 2 hours
Greet Santa at the Ice Castle – 1 hour 10 minutes
Cheer on the Ice Queen – 3 hours 20 minutes
Celebrate with Santa – 2 hours 40 minutes
Explain to Santa Sr – 1 hour
Appreciate the moment with the Ice Queen – 45 minutes
Say goodbye to Santa – 15 minutes
Send all your Sims Home

Unlocks Lake House template
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Re: [QUEST] Hearth of Stone

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Anyone else having probelms with the workplace button (the one for the Wheel and ressources) since the quest started? It only shows this quest for me now. It I close the game the odl button is back but won't open. The soon a visit a house and come back to the work Station it is gone again.
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Re: [QUEST] Hearth of Stone

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Lenny wrote:
12 Dec 2019, 10:22
Anyone else having probelms with the workplace button (the one for the Wheel and ressources) since the quest started? It only shows this quest for me now. It I close the game the odl button is back but won't open. The soon a visit a house and come back to the work Station it is gone again.
I am able to access all three profession workplace buttons including resource spin.
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Re: [QUEST] Hearth of Stone

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mockingbird288z wrote:
12 Dec 2019, 08:44

Place Christmas decorations - have to buy and place 4 decorations (consider the 10LP to skip the task for this goal depending on your inventory and/or how much you would have to spend.


I bought Christmas doors at 2 LP each instead. Spent 8 LP and had the 4 doors to use.

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Re: [QUEST] Hearth of Stone

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SKatF wrote:
12 Dec 2019, 22:02
mockingbird288z wrote:
12 Dec 2019, 08:44

Place Christmas decorations - have to buy and place 4 decorations (consider the 10LP to skip the task for this goal depending on your inventory and/or how much you would have to spend.


I bought Christmas doors at 2 LP each instead. Spent 8 LP and had the 4 doors to use.


Thanks for the idea! The Single Xmas window works too, one costs $80.000 but well, better than LPs for me. 😀

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Re: [QUEST] Hearth of Stone

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SKatF wrote:
12 Dec 2019, 22:02
mockingbird288z wrote:
12 Dec 2019, 08:44

Place Christmas decorations - have to buy and place 4 decorations (consider the 10LP to skip the task for this goal depending on your inventory and/or how much you would have to spend.
I bought Christmas doors at 2 LP each instead. Spent 8 LP and had the 4 doors to use.
For me it’s an inventory issue. For the first three Christmases playing this game I would go hog wild on Christmas decorations. Everything got switched for a Christmas decoration. All doors. All windows. All lights. Everything. :lol: So naturally I have quite a bit of all Christmas decorations in my inventory. I weighed the time needed to place all of those items against spending 10 LP and the spending 10 LP won out.

I do have only 30 of the nutcracker decoration but considering the cost for one of those the 10 LP still won out.

For those looking for a cheap simoleon item for the goal the reindeer decorations are fairly cheap (they were §500 each last year).
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Re: [QUEST] Hearth of Stone

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I was slightly concerned when I had the option of starting the quest or buying a boost :|

Christmas quests should be fun, not trying to force us into spending money...

I’ve had a look out of curiosity and they are offering it to me for £14.99, which gives 20% shorter times, 50% less sims required and 50% less parts to be found.

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I would like the Lake House but just going to see how it goes. The first day hasn’t been too bad but I can’t always check in often.

Hope everyone enjoys the quest and manages to get through it okay :)

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Re: [QUEST] Hearth of Stone

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Task 10 Research phone numbers on computers - 3 hours 10 minutes (9x with 9 sims)

This can be skipped with 5 LPs.

I sped through the tasks on my second device and found it's a task to search for items like we have in SimChases. The numbers of found phone numbers per sim varies and probably speeding up will give more. But speeding up at once will be more expensive than skipping the task at all.
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Re: [QUEST] Hearth of Stone

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I have the issue with accessing the workplace button, I press it nothing happens

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Re: [QUEST] Hearth of Stone

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ErinPW wrote:
13 Dec 2019, 09:14
Task 10 Research phone numbers on computers - 3 hours 10 minutes (9x with 9 sims)

This can be skipped with 5 LPs.

I sped through the tasks on my second device and found it's a task to search for items like we have in SimChases. The numbers of found phone numbers per sim varies and probably speeding up will give more. But speeding up at once will be more expensive than skipping the task at all.
My sims got 2/3/3/1 in one go. I had 3 more sims doing the task, just in case, most of them would only get 1.
Keep safe! <3

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