The Shadow World Quest

What is the Shadow World Quest

This is a game that everyone attending HOTSW3 can join. There is no additional fee for passholders to play.

If you don’t want to play, then you don’t have to. It does not affect any of the panels or extras except the first session of every day, which is only for people playing the Quest [no charge].

There are various prizes for playing. Some of them are for extras at HOTSW3.

The Quest Prize is 3 nights in a hotel in New York for NYShadowcon in April 2022 and a 3 day Courage Pass. If you do not want the Courage Pass, then you can have Jalmics vouchers instead for $295, but there is no alternative for the hotel accommodation.

The winner will be decided by a raffle on June 13th, after the On Demand panel watching period is over.

The only way to enter the raffle is to play the Quest and you can obtain multiple raffle entries depending on how many Quest Points you achieve over the HOTSW3 weekend.

How To Play?

Are you ready for the ultimate quest?

You are now the QUEST HUNTER.  Every time you read about the QUEST HUNTER that is yourself.  You will download a Game Card to start the Quest. 

QUEST HUNTER Objective:   

To gain as main RELIC POINTS as you can because you can trade in RELIC POINTS for prizes and raffle entries. 

How to Gain RELIC POINTS: 

NB: Quest One – Three can be completed for each HOTSW3 guest in any order. 

• QUEST ONE 

Each HOTSW3 Guest has a QUEST alter ego.   Using the descriptions provided on the Game Card and clues given during panels, you need to find out which one.   Confront the HOTSW3 guest with their QUEST alter ego and if you are correct they will tell you their family motto.  Record both the HOTSW alter ego and their motto on your game card next to the QUEST character. 
RELIC POINTS EARNED: 20 RELIC POINTS   

• QUEST TWO 

Once you know a Quest Character’s motto and their alter ego you can visit the Quest Masters and they will tell you what FAMILY RELIC they have been hiding. 

There will be two sessions in Whova called Quest Masters.  These sessions will be open all weekend for you to visit whenever you have correctly identified a Quest Alter Ego and have their motto. 

When you visit the QUEST MASTERS they will tell you the FAMILY RELIC for that QUEST CHARACTER. 

Record this on your game card. 
RELIC POINTS EARNED: 10 RELIC POINTS 

• QUEST THREE 

Once you know the HOTSW3 Guest and their FAMILY RELIC, you can reveal that you share the secret knowledge of their FAMILY RELIC.  This will then be recorded for you by the HOTSW3. However you can only reveal the FAMILY RELIC in an extra in the REALM that the RELIC is in.
RELIC POINTS EARNED: 30 RELIC POINTS 

QUEST HUNTERS CANNOT PROGRESS TO QUEST FOUR UNTIL QUESTS 1 – 3 HAVE BEEN COMPLETED FOR EVERY HOTSW3 GUEST. 

• QUEST FOUR

UNLOCK REALM TROPHIES: All of the activities during HOTSW3 are taking place in AU QUEST REALMS, and the FAMILY RELICS are hidden in these REALMS. 

Once all the Family Relics within a realm are obtained, visit the Quest Master to collect the Realm Trophy.  

Record the Realm Trophy on your QUEST HUNTERS game card. 

The Realms and their Relics can be seen below; 
RELIC POINTS EARNED PER REALM TROPHY:  50 RELIC POINTS 

• QUEST FIVE

TO UNLOCK THE PORTAL TO NEW YORK When all 4 Realm Trophies are collected, the Quest Master will open the Portal to New York and give you the secret password. 

Record the secret password on your game card. 
RELIC POINTS EARNED:  200 RELIC POINTS

Prizes: 

  • The QUEST HUNTER with the highest score wins a COZY CHAT [4 spaces] of their choice at any Jalmics virtual convention in 2021. If there is a tie, Jalmics will draw a winner.  
  • The first 30 QUEST HUNTERS on each day to visit the QUEST MASTER with a correctly identified QUEST alter ego and motto will join John Rakich in his hilarious Suitcase Game Hangout. 
  • All QUEST HUNTERS who successfully reach QUEST FOUR can choose a HEROGRAM from any HOTSW3 guests [if stock is still available].
  • All QUEST HUNTERS who achieve 40 RELIC POINTS will enter a raffle to win one of 5 autographed photos of Alberto Rosende [non personalized].
  • 50 RELIC POINTS = ONE RAFFLE ENTRY. The Raffle Prize is a double hotel room stay for 3 nights and a Courage Pass to NYShadowcon in April 2022. [vouchers can be chosen instead of the Courage Pass to the value of $295].
SEE FAQs for more info

The alter Egos

Noah Thunder

📰 Male human reporter

Always on the hunt for the newest and most interesting story he can find, even Noah needs his quiet time here and there, which is why he often helps at the animal shelter on weekends.

Cameron Nightingale

🐺 Male Werewolf

He has his own to-go restaurant with specialty form, home-made sandwiches. On his free days he loves to be up all night with his pack of friends and watch the sun rise on his way home.

Callum Starwing

➰ Male Shadowhunter

He is the Head of Security of the Jalmics Institute of Shadowhunters and you will often find him fight skill training in a park. Only a few Shadowhunters know about his secret passion for ice cream from the store near the exact same park.

Rosie Alderwing

➰ Female Shadowhunter

Rosie knows how important it is to hold the balance, whether in a fight, in training or life itself. This is the reason why you can often see her in the beautiful botanic garden in the city, reading a book or just relaxing and enjoying the beauty.

Corey Kingston

🎶 Male human musician

Corey is one of the few humans who knows about the Shadow World. And why not use this knowledge for the next great Rock Song? He plays in a lot of different bars with human or non-human clientele and always has a perky, funny sentence on his lips.

Leah Summer

🩸 Female Vampire

She hasn’t been a vampire for long and still misses the taste of baked cookies. But becoming a Vampire didn’t change her mood. When she is around, the sun always seems to shine. There is even a rumor that she might be a daylighter.

Masynia Rosengrove

🍃 Female Seelie

If Masynia isn’t lost in one of the many books about other magical realms, she knows exactly what she wants and fights for it with all her power and especially her heart. For her everyone, whether bees, bird, humans, Seelies or any other living being has its own beauty and way to amaze. And isn’t that worth fighting for?

Eva Whitefall

✨ Female Warlock

You will rarely see this kindhearted, beautiful Warlock without her little dog. Whether she is enjoying the sun, traveling the world or even taking a ride on a horse, her beloved dog isn’t far away and always makes her smile.

June Monroe

🩸 Female Vampire

June was on her way home from the most popular dance club in the city when a vampire turned her. Some people might have abandoned hope after such a life turning event, but not June. Her power and charisma inspire, not only her still human friends, but even a few vampires are impressed by her strong will and steady search for new experience.

THE STORY

The last night had been darker than usual. Thunder had growled so loud, it had kept you awake half of the night. You had heard the rain drum at your window when a thought had crossed your mind. “Luckily, the convention tomorrow is online.”

You wouldn’t have known where to rent a boot and might have had to swim to the location otherwise. With a smirk on your lips, you finally had fallen asleep.

But when you woke up the next day, the world around you had changed. You lay in a field of green grass and the sun beams tickle your nose while a soft wind blows around you. Everything feels strange around you and quickly, you understand you are not in your world anymore. When you look around you see a dark wood down the road and a snowy mountain up the other way. A burned tower stands in the middle of the field on the right side of you and in the east there appears to be a village.

Looking around, you notice the man sitting nearby on a stone enjoying the sun.

“You are awake. Finally!”, he says and arises to walk over to you.

“Welcome to the Realms of the Shadow Worlds”

After he introduces himself, he tells you why you are here.

“Many beings came to this world these days, but some of them are lost. Without their Hero Relic they lost their memories and don’t remember who they are. They still are the same as before and will act like they always did, but if you could remind them of their real names their memories will return. They still won’t be able to travel back to their, your world, but the Hero Relics they once possessed will help all of you. They can be used as an anchor to the reality you all came from. Find them all and combine them to open the portal to back to your home.”

the four Realms

The Wood of endless Night (Saturday)

Even with a lantern it is hard to see your own hand in front of your eyes in this wood. Cursed by an evil Warlock, it remains in endless night. Not the sound of a bird, nor a bug can be heard. They have all been asleep for ages. So be careful not to fall asleep in the Wood of endless Night or you might not return. Collect all the Hero Relics hidden in the wood and maybe the sun will rise again and bring light into the endless night of this realm.

The FAMILY RELICS that you need to correctly match with the HOTSW3 guest and their Alter Ego, in order to obtain The Wood of Endless Night REALM TROPHY are:

Painted Picture of a Dodo

Book of Fortune

Enchanted Earrings

Holy Demon Blade

Lucky Dice

Heart Leaf

In order to then obtain QUEST THREE points you need to return to see the HOTSW3 guests in any SATURDAY Activity that is not a panel and reveal their FAMILY RELIC to them.

The Old Tower (Saturday)

When you look over the small hills of green grass you can already see the old tower, like a darkened black memorial in front of the blue sky. The story speaks of a warlock who once stole the king’s wife and hid her in his tower. The king came with his army to free his wife, but in his madness the warlock conjured thunder and burned the whole tower. If you go to the tower, you can sometimes see a light shine from the top window or hear a soft whine coming from it. And every year, on the day of the fire, flowers can be found near the former entrance. Can you find out what really happened on the night of the fire and help the restless soul still bound to the tower?

The FAMILY RELICS that you need to correctly match with the HOTSW3 guest and their Alter Ego, in order to obtain The Old Tower REALM TROPHY are:

Painted Picture of a Dodo

Book of Fortune

Enchanted Earrings

Holy Demon Blade

Lucky Dice

Heart Leaf

In order to then obtain QUEST THREE points you need to return to see the HOTSW3 guests in any SATURDAY Panel and reveal their FAMILY RELIC to them.

[Please type the relic in Q&A and your RELIC POINTS will be recorded]

The Ghost Village (Sunday)

Wind blows through the small dusty streets of this village while the sun shines relentlessly. Doors rattle and squeak and sometimes a rat scurries from one empty building to another. No living people have been here in ages. But if you go to the village by night, the ice-cold wind will bring laughter and music. Translucent shapes of the former villagers dance around on the marketplace and sometimes you can even smell the scent of a fresh meal. Nobody knows anymore, what happened to the people who lived here except for the ghosts. But are you brave enough to ask them? Collect all the Hero Relics hidden in the houses of the ghost village to reveal the truth. If you know the truth, you might be able to free the ghosts, so they can rest in peace.

The FAMILY RELICS that you need to correctly match with the HOTSW3 guest and their Alter Ego, in order to obtain The Ghost Village REALM TROPHY are:

Holy Demon Blade

Cup of Invincibility

Golden Friendship Bracelet

Book of Fortune

Heart Leaf

Plectrum of Life​

In order to then obtain QUEST THREE points you need to return to see the HOTSW3 guests in any SUNDAY Activity that is not a panel and reveal their FAMILY RELIC to them.

The Mountains of the Lost (Sunday)

Today only a small path leads up to the mountain, where once existed one of the biggest trade routes of the kingdom. The beings living in this land now prefer the longer route around the mountain instead of the fast one up and through it. Only one century ago, more and more people got lost on their way through the mountain and never came back. It is said that whoever crosses the mountain can still hear their whispers in the mountain wind or see figures walking through the snow, lost and with no reaction to those that shout after them. Will you take the mountain path and uncover the truth by collecting all the Hero Relics in this realm?

The FAMILY RELICS that you need to correctly match with the HOTSW3 guest and their Alter Ego, in order to obtain The Mountains of the Lost REALM TROPHY are:

Holy Demon Blade

Cup of Invincibility

Golden Friendship Bracelet

Book of Fortune

Heart Leaf

Plectrum of Life​

In order to then obtain QUEST THREE points you need to return to see the HOTSW3 guests in any SUNDAY Panel and reveal their FAMILY RELIC to them.

[Please type the relic in Q&A and your RELIC POINTS will be recorded].

FAQs

How to speak to the Quest Master:
There will be sessions in Whova open all day for you to access the Quest Master.

 

Submitting your Quest Entry Card:
Please email your completed QUEST game card (download it at the top of this page) to support@jalmics.com before Midnight EDT on June 11th, 2021.

 

Glossary

HOTSW3 Guests:  Actors/Actresses attending HOTSW3

Alter Egos: Alternate identities of HOTSW3 Guests

Quest Master: The person in charge of awarding Realm Relics and Points.

Quest Entry Card: Official game document downloaded from www.jalmics.com

Family Motto: Secret phrase used given by HOTSW3 Guests when their QUEST Alter Ego is identified.

Family Relic: Items families have been tasked with protecting

Realm Trophy: Awarded for collecting all Family Relics within a realm

Relic Points: Numerical points awarded and tallied to win prizes

 

Disclaimer:

All entries must be emailed to: support@jalmics.com by midnight at 11th June, time EDT. Entries will be tallied and winners informed by email. All points must be correctly recorded on the Quest Entry Card to qualify.

QUEST THREE and QUEST FIVE RELIC POINTS will be recorded by JALMICS STAFF and the QUEST MASTER.