The Invincible Squirrel

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The Invincible Squirrel

Postby Belar » Fri Oct 12, 2001 6:50 pm

In Easthaven, near Hrothgar's house, there's a squirrel on the ground surrounded by children. The squirrel is invincible and cannot be killed and is still present when you return to Easthaven at the end of the game. What is the story with this squirrel? Is there a subplot built around it or what? I've tried all kinds of things, from the sadistic to the saintly, to interact with it, does it have a purpose for being there?
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Postby Sailor Saturn » Fri Oct 12, 2001 9:53 pm

I've oft wondered the same thing myself. I find it very annoying.
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Postby Nightmare » Sat Oct 13, 2001 9:25 am

Come on. If you killed it, the children couldn't say "Poke it" any more! :D ;)
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Postby smaug » Sat Oct 13, 2001 5:37 pm

my guess is that it's a little inside joke among some of the programmers, put there just to mess with yer head a little.
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Postby RPGeek » Fri Oct 26, 2001 10:54 am

(MAJOR SPOILER!)
Actually, it's a shapechanged Drizzt do'Urden. One of the kids will tell you upon your return.
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Postby Nightmare » Fri Oct 26, 2001 2:12 pm

Um...

IWD takes place years before Drizzt.
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Postby Belar » Sun Oct 28, 2001 9:29 pm

And so the mystery continues. Will we ever truly know the identity of the invisible squirrel? Perhaps it is an avatar of the demi-god Rocky? Perhaps he stepped through a portal in Sigil while searching the multiverse for his proxy Bullwinkle, only to find himself in a sad winterlocked village. Well, if that's the case, I can tell him he's in the wrong part of the realms, because I'm sure I saw his henchman near Valygar's cabin in eastern Amn.
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Postby Nippy » Tue Oct 30, 2001 1:31 am

SPOILER!!


Could it be that you give it to the Elf in the arbortoreum in the Severed Hand? I can't get back to Easthaven yet to try it but I will soon...
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Postby Gruntboy » Tue Oct 30, 2001 2:24 am

***MAJOR SPOILER***

I'm surprised no-one's found the quest associated with the Squirrel. You have to try every unused item you come across...
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Postby Nippy » Tue Oct 30, 2001 7:29 am

Tell us Grunty, PUHLEEZE!! :D :D
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Postby Belar » Tue Oct 30, 2001 8:39 am

No, couldn't take him to the arbor...how do you spell that? That was my first guess. Besides, who has time to take a squirrel across land and dale to a ruined elven fortress full of ghosts when the living population of such a lovely tourist attraction like Easthaven is inslaved by half-naked one-eyed brutes!

So please, Gruntboy, tell us what must be done to lay the feckless squirrel to rest.
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Postby Nippy » Tue Oct 30, 2001 8:49 am

Thats a point, what animals can you take to the arbortoreum?
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Postby Gruntboy » Wed Oct 31, 2001 4:59 am

I dunno Nippy, its a major spoiler. I think you should try to solve it yourself first.
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Postby Worldfrog » Wed Oct 31, 2001 6:58 am

Actually, I read somewhere in an interview that originally, if you attacked and killed the squirrel, later on in the game you would be attacked by a pack of squirrels seeking vengeance, but it was changed.

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Postby Ned Flanders » Thu Nov 01, 2001 12:24 pm

Who ever figured out there's a quest with a freakin' squirrel. Is it Secret Squirrel? Will his mole sidekick be present in IWD2? Still, I'm thoroughly captivated as I've been through IWD three times now and I never even thought about the squirrel. Are there clues I've missed each time through the game. Maybe my PC's should stop hacking the children? Please disregard the last comment. Sorry. Sorry. You see, I get carried away.
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Postby KensaiRyu » Thu Nov 01, 2001 9:25 pm

Well...I could be persuaded to give some details on what I know...If people are interested...
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Postby Gruntboy » Fri Nov 02, 2001 1:27 am

So KensaiRyu found it too. Are you gonna tell them or am I?

I am still worried about spoiling this little-known quest.
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Postby Ned Flanders » Fri Nov 02, 2001 7:25 am

How hidden is the quest. I've just found an old save of my freak circus (essentially the worst race/class party of six I could put together) and they are about fifth level. However, I can no longer get to Easthaven until the end of the game. Can I wait until the end of the game to do the quest or do I need to do the quest early on.
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Postby Nippy » Fri Nov 02, 2001 8:30 am

@ Grunt/Kensai, please tell us, I can't find anything. :(
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Postby Nightmare » Fri Nov 02, 2001 2:57 pm

Please spoil us!
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