While Stardew Valley is an easy farming sim on the floor, the sport has expanded through the years and now has numerous content material, some extra sinister than the majority. Farmers can construct their companies in addition to their households, and there are unlockable areas that reveal extra in regards to the world, however not all of them are as cheerful as the remainder of the sport.
The Ancient Doll is an in-game merchandise that is unassuming on the floor however is a recurring characteristic of some Stardew Valley secrets and techniques. These secrets and techniques can solely be discovered late within the sport after a number of duties have been accomplished.
The Ancient Doll
By itself, the Ancient Doll is a reasonably easy merchandise. It’s an artifact described as a dirty, historic doll with an unclear function. It might have been a part of a ritual or only a toy or ornament. It may be donated to the museum or added to the Children’s Bundle within the remixed bulletin board. The Ancient Doll will also be used to create the Doll Shirt if the participant has a stitching machine or makes use of Emily’s. Interestingly, the one two characters who like receiving the Doll as a present are the Dwarf and Penny.
On the floor, that is all of the Doll is actually used for in Stardew Valley, nevertheless it’s attainable that the merchandise might have darker connotations primarily based on secret occasions, maybe what its ambiguous merchandise description is alluding to.
The Dove Children and Fall 26
In order to entry the key occasions that includes the doll, the participant should first entry The Witch’s Hut. The hut can solely be accessed throughout late-game content material after the participant completes the Wizard’s Dark Talisman quest. Once the participant positive factors entry to the Witch’s Hut, there will likely be three darkish shrines out there to be used. The Dark Shrine of Selfishness is especially grim; it permits the participant to completely delete their youngsters from the sport.
Down the road, the participant could randomly obtain a phone name with an ominous voice saying “you have forsaken us.” On Fall 26 in Stardew Valley, watching TV and clicking the “???” channel will present a display screen with the Ancient Doll, who warns the participant that it is now free. Afterward, an Ancient Doll will seem within the Witch’s Hut and assault gamers who strategy the Shrine of Selfishness. It may be slain, and the Doll will flip right into a chook and fly away. However, it can reappear each time the participant returns to the hut. The Ancient Doll additionally has an opportunity of showing when the farmer fishes on their farm.
The Ancient Doll’s Implications
Considering the merchandise’s description and the secret Stardew Valley occasions, followers can speculate on what the Ancient Doll actually is. It could possibly be a ritual merchandise related to the darkish shrines as its excerpt suggests; as soon as the providing is made, the untold consequence is that it lets the Doll, and no matter is haunting it, free.
Since the farmer’s youngsters are was doves and may be seen flying away, it is unlikely that it is particularly these youngsters’s spirits within the Doll. Perhaps the Dolls are youngsters who have been deserted way back, because the Doll additionally turns right into a black chook when it haunts the hut. It could also be a wholly totally different darkish spirit, as properly. Either method, the haunted spirit needed to come from someplace, including to Stardew Valley‘s lore.
The characters most probably to know the that means of the Doll can be Gunther, Penny, or the Dwarf. Gunther is the museum curator and can be most probably to know the importance of the artifact, however sadly, the participant can not work together a lot with him exterior of constructing donations. The latter two are the one two characters who like artifact presents. Penny reads usually and cares for youngsters; she could have learn in regards to the Ancient Doll. The Dwarf is straight related to the traditional historical past in Stardew Valley, and the Dwarvish folks could have been a part of the ritual.
Unfortunately, a lot of the extra supernatural lore in Stardew Valley stays a thriller. However, it is attainable that extra will likely be revealed in future updates, if the sport each will get one other.
Stardew Valley is obtainable on Android, iOS, PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One.