Oyster Egg Day

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It's Oyster Egg Day!
The Enchanted Flying Oyster came last night and hid his magical eggs all over the Kingdom!

Grab a basket at the General Store and go egg-hunting!

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Okay, bear with me. There's this enchanted, flying oyster, see... it's called the Enchanted Flying Oyster. So, once a year, it comes in the dead of the night with a basket full of magical eggs, and it hides the eggs all over the Kingdom, so adventurers can hunt for them. Please don't ask me where the Oyster gets the eggs, or why it flies, or what the point of the whole thing is. It probably has something to do with fertility, like most of the things I don't understand.

Details

On Oyster Egg Day, by equipping an oyster basket, participants can collect a number of differently decorated eggs hidden in various locations about the Kingdom.

Until Oyster Egg Day XVIII, oyster eggs were gained in a non-combat which did not "cost" an adventure. Starting with Oyster Egg Day XIX, eggs drop at the end of both combats and non-combats.

The drop location for individual Oyster eggs changes from time to time, and is listed on the individual Oyster Egg Day pages (see below). When you find an egg, you randomly get a special message from the "You Find an Oyster Egg" Messages listed below.

There is no cap to the number of eggs you can collect, although as you collect more eggs they become harder to find. The odds of finding the Nth egg is N-0.95, which gives an expected yield of 21 eggs over the course of 200 adventures.

Dates


Special Items

Item Effects

Oyster Eggs are separated into both color and pattern: plastic oyster eggs are combat items; the rest are usable items.

All non-plastic oyster eggs use up one Spleen point when consumed, so, ordinarily, no more than 15 can be used per day (unless you have Spleen of Steel, in which case you can consume up to 20). See Spleen Items.

Color Eggplastic.gif
Plastic
Combat Item
Eggstripe.gif
Striped
Gain Muscle
Eggpaisley.gif
Paisley
Gain Mysticality
Eggdot.gif
Polka-Dot
Gain Moxie
Black
Gain Meat

black plastic oyster egg


+300-400 Meat

black striped oyster egg


Egg-stortionary Tactics (20)
+11-15 Strongness

black paisley oyster egg


Egg-stortionary Tactics (20)
+11-15 Enchantedness

black polka-dot oyster egg


Egg-stortionary Tactics (20)
+11-15 Roguishness

Blue
Restore MP

blue plastic oyster egg


+35-40 MP

blue striped oyster egg


+31-35 MP
+11-15 Strongness

blue paisley oyster egg


+31-35 MP
+11-15 Magicalness

blue polka-dot oyster egg


+31-35 MP
+11-15 Smarm

Lavender
Gain Moxie

lavender plastic oyster egg


35-50 damage

lavender striped oyster egg


+11-15 Cheek
+11-15 Strengthliness

lavender paisley oyster egg


+11-15 Chutzpah
+11-15 Enchantedness

lavender polka-dot oyster egg


+22-30 Smarm

Mauve
Gain Mysticality

mauve plastic oyster egg


35-50 damage

mauve striped oyster egg


+11-15 Enchantedness
+11-15 Muscleboundness

mauve paisley oyster egg


+22-30 Wizardliness

mauve polka-dot oyster egg


+11-15 Wizardliness
+11-15 Roguishness

Off-White
Gain Items

off-white plastic oyster egg


-7 monster level
Slows monster attack

off-white striped oyster egg


Eggs-tra Sensory Perception (20)
+11-15 Strengthliness

off-white paisley oyster egg


Eggs-tra Sensory Perception (20)
+11-15 Mysteriousness

off-white polka-dot oyster egg


Eggs-tra Sensory Perception (20)
+11-15 Cheek

Puce
Gain Muscle

puce plastic oyster egg


35-50 damage

puce striped oyster egg


+22-30 Strongness

puce paisley oyster egg


+11-15 Beefiness
+11-15 Magicalness

puce polka-dot oyster egg


+11-15 Muscleboundness
+11-15 Cheek

Red
Restore HP

red plastic oyster egg


+31-35 HP

red striped oyster egg


+31-35 HP
+11-15 Strongness

red paisley oyster egg


+31-35 HP
+11-15 Magicalness

red polka-dot oyster egg


+31-35 HP
+11-15 Sarcasm

Yellow
Stat Effect

yellow plastic oyster egg


Egg-stra Arm or
Egg-headedness or
Egg-cellent Vocabulary (20)

yellow striped oyster egg


+11-15 Fortitude
Egg-stra Arm (20)

yellow paisley oyster egg


+11-15 Mysteriousness
Egg-headedness (20)

yellow polka-dot oyster egg


+11-15 Sarcasm
Egg-cellent Vocabulary (20)

"You Find an Oyster Egg" Messages

  • You find an Oyster egg, Array.
  • You find an Oyster egg, atop a huge X that has been painted on the ground, for some reason.
  • You find an Oyster egg, behind a furnace.
  • You find an Oyster egg, behind a stack of questionable men's magazines.
  • You find an Oyster egg, behind a toilet. Eeeeew.
  • You find an Oyster egg, behind Curtain #3.
  • You find an Oyster egg, behind the ear of a startled-looking Knob Goblin teenager.
  • You find an Oyster egg, carefully hidden in your own pants.
  • You find an Oyster egg, down by a crick. Er, a creek.
  • You find an Oyster egg, down by the schoolyard, in some kid named Julio's backpack.
  • You find an Oyster egg, hidden behind a stack of old newspapers.
  • You find an Oyster egg, hidden in a pile of dryer lint.
  • You find an Oyster egg, hidden in a pile of other, less interesting eggs.
  • You find an Oyster egg, in a huge box labeled 'Oyster eggs. Do not touch.'
  • You find an Oyster egg, in a plain brown wrapper, in somebody else's mailbox.
  • You find an Oyster egg, in an old shoebox, next to the skeleton of a gerbil.
  • You find an Oyster egg, in between the spokes of a baby carriage wheel.
  • You find an Oyster egg, in plain sight.
  • You find an Oyster egg, in the freezer section of a nearby grocery store.
  • You find an Oyster egg, in the pocket of somebody's bathrobe.
  • You find an Oyster egg, in your imaginary friend's back pocket.
  • You find an Oyster egg, inside a loaf of bread.
  • You find an Oyster egg, inside a pumpkin. What was that pumpkin doing there?
  • You find an Oyster egg, inside a stuffed animal, which did not survive the egg-removal operation.
  • You find an Oyster egg, inside an empty cereal box.
  • You find an Oyster egg, next to something that's either a coyote or a goose. You can't tell which.
  • You find an Oyster egg, taped under the lid of a nearby wastebasket.
  • You find an Oyster egg, to the left. Of everything.
  • You find an Oyster egg, under a bed. Of flowers.
  • You find an Oyster egg, under a boardwalk. Down by the sea.
  • You find an Oyster egg, under the cushions of an inexplicable couch.
  • You find an Oyster egg, underneath a fireman's hat. That was lying on the ground.
  • You find an Oyster egg, underneath a sleeping Frat Boy.
  • You find an Oyster egg, underneath an annoyed-looking Lavatory Troll.

At least from Oyster Egg Day LII, zone-specific messages from the sneaky wrapping paper are used either in addition to or instead of the earlier messages.

Notes

  • Oyster Egg Day XV was postponed one day due to it being Easter in real life. Jick stated that it had "absolutely nothing to do with the fact that we drank a lot last night."
  • Oyster Egg Day XXII was postponed by a day, with the message:
It's not Oyster Egg Day!
The Enchanted Flying Oyster was not delayed by forces beyond his control, so he came the night before last and hid his magical eggs all over the Kingdom!
Grab a basket at the Market and retroactively go egg-hunting!
  • The messages for finding oyster eggs were also modified (for example: "After all of that stuff happens, you remember that at about this time yesterday, you found an Oyster egg to the left. To the left of everything.")
  • A unique egg was also available that day.
  • On Oyster Egg Day XXXIV, a bug caused any adventure which used Anapest combat, whether it be in The Suburbs of Dis or under the effect of Just the Best Anapests, to yield 4 eggs per drop instead of just 1. This was fixed some time half way through the day.
  • On Oyster Egg Day XLVIII, which fell on Crimbo, one could find eggs in The Crimbonium Mining Camp with the message: "After all of that stuff happens, you find an Oyster egg, behind a pile of mint-scented rubble ."

History

  • Before the Market Demon was ousted by General Store, the description used to read: "Grab a basket at the Market and go egg-hunting!"

References

  • The entire holiday is a reference to Easter day.
  • The word "crick" is a rendering of the pronunciation of "creek" in some American English dialects (including, for example, the one used by Mark Twain's Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer).
  • The "boardwalk" message refers to the lyrics of the oft-covered Drifters song "Under the Boardwalk".
  • Finding the egg in a loaf of bread may be a reference to a TV Funhouse episode "Christmas Day" featuring a segment titled "Places to Look for Christmas Presents". One of the locations of a Christmas present was "inside a loaf of bread."
  • The "inexplicable couch" is a reference to Life, the Universe and Everything by Douglas Adams, in which Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect escape from prehistoric earth on a piece of Space/Time jetsam in the form of a sofa.
  • "Curtain #3" is a reference to the game show Let's Make a Deal, wherein the final game of each episode had the contestants choose prizes hiding behind three curtains.
  • The egg that is in plain sight is a reference to the phrase "hidden in plain sight."
  • The egg hidden behind a teenager's ear refers to a simple magic trick where someone seems to pull a quarter (or similar small object) out from behind someone else's ear.
  • The skeletal gerbil in the shoebox references funerals some people hold for their pets, which may include using a shoebox as a coffin.
  • The egg down by the schoolyard in Julio's backpack is a reference to the song Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard by Paul Simon, in which the singer and Julio are caught in the act of an unspecified crime.