Gus's Surplus
Designs On Refining
Release Date: March 16, 2015
Number of Pickaxes: 8-12
Minimum Amount of Time to Uncover Items in the Canyon: 28:00:00
Quest Structures Uncovered and Built:
Threshing Machine
Catalogue Items Purchased, Built, or Planted:
Structures and Collectables Needed:
What the Colors Mean:
Quest Dialog Old Mine Instructions Quest Instructions Quest Completion Dialog and Reward
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QUEST: Threshin' ProgressionEdit

Gus: I'm afraid my oil drillin's put folks 'round here out of sorts. I should show 'em there's an upside to havin' this oil!

I know! I'll build a doohickey that'll take the toil outta threshin' wheat! I'll need to find a safe place to put it.

Search for the optimal location.

Tap the Canyon to Explore.

Pickaxe med: 2
Clean off the debris.

Tap the area to Clear.

Clock med: 04:00:00
Gus: I see them folks, Miss Ruby, Mr. Carson ('n sometimes even lil' Norma Jean!) working themselves to death out there!

If I can give 'em something that'll make it easy on 'em, it should get me back in their good graces!

“Helping his friends might help make amends!”
REWARD Silver med: 100 Xp med: 25

QUEST: Engine of ChangeEdit

Gus: There's this European feller who's been buildin' contraptions that burn oil and make stuff move around.

Let's find ourselves the contraption first, 'n we'll worry 'bout the threshin' part of it after.

Search the old mine for the contraption!

Tap the Old Mine to Explore.

Pickaxe med: 1 - 3
Retrieve the Lenoir engine.

Tap the Lenoir Engine to Collect.

Gus: Would ya look at that? It looks like a pint-sized locomotive! Makes sense, I guess... kinda works the same way!

Maybe I can jes' slap on some wheels 'n ride it right back to my threshin' spot! Yee-haw!

“Engine engineers do well under pressure!”
REWARD Silver med: 100 Xp med: 25

QUEST: Highly Motor-vatedEdit

Gus: I cain't wait for folks to lay their eyes on my new engine! I bet even Miss Ruby'll be impressed by somethin' like that!
Install the engine into the threshing machine.

Tap the Threshing Machine to Upgrade.

Clock med: 02:00:00
Gus: Now that it's there, I wonder: when that wheel starts a goin', how's it gonna thresh wheat?

I know! I'll get Mr. Carson to help out. That cowpoke is real handy with hammers 'n saws 'n that kind of stuff!

“At your wit's end? Call a friend!”
REWARD Silver med: 100 Xp med: 25

QUEST: A Matter Of SlatsEdit

Carson: That motorized threshin' table's a top-notch idea. Threshin' wheat's dang near the toughest chore 'round these parts!

If I help Gus out now, I'll never have to swing that blasted thresher ever again!

I'll go gather us some buildin' wood.

Help Carson find some buildin' wood.

Tap the Canyon to Explore.

Pickaxe med: 2
Retrieve the durable slats.

Tap the Durable Slats to Collect.

Clock med: 03:00:00
Carson: These slats're gonna have to be real strong; they'll be puttin' up with an awful lot of punishment.

Yer talkin' to an hombre who knows: spend a day swingin' a flail 'n you'll feel like your arms'll fall off!

“I'm sure those tired, achy arms will be sore-ly missed!”
REWARD Silver med: 100 Xp med: 25

QUEST: Building a Better BeaterEdit

Carson: Whoah! That's the most new-fangled thing I've seen in this valley in a long time. Gus really hit the jackpot this time!

I better build these threshin' arms real strong, or that engine'll churn these slats into kindling!

Help Carson improve the threshing machine.

Tap the Threshing Machine to Upgrade.

Clock med: 08:00:00
Carson: These threshin' arms'll make short work of whatever's put under 'em. Be sure to stand back a bit when you turn 'em on!

But it kinda looks like it needs some ropes 'n whatnot to connect the arms to the engine. Maybe Gus has a plan for that!

“He's not failing to plan, he's planning to flail!”
REWARD Silver med: 100 Xp med: 25

QUEST: Sim-Pulley Marvelous!Edit

Gus: It looks like Mr. Carson's pulled my fat outta the fire again. I don't know where I'd be without him watchin' my back.

I reckon it's time to scheme a bit 'n git Miss Ruby back on my side again. After I get some supplies, I'll fill you in.

Help Gus find threshing supplies.

Tap the Old Mine to Explore.

Pickaxe med: 1 - 3
Retrieve the pulley rig.

Tap the Pulley Rig to Collect.

Gus: I happen to know Miss Ruby's got an artsy-craftsy streak in her, and the engine needs to be roped up to the thresher.

Why, I bet she'll take to the job like a duck takes ta water!

“Gus heard somewhere that "pullies" is the magic word!”
REWARD Silver med: 100 Xp med: 25

QUEST: Bringing The RiggingEdit

Ruby Mae: Well, it's nice to see Gus trying to create some good out of his infernal oil drillin' project.

I must admit: if this metal monstrosity works the way he says it will, it will make life 'round here much easier!

Help Ruby with the threshing machine.

Tap the Threshing Machine to Upgrade.

Clock med: 02:00:00
Ruby Mae: I've made those knots as tight and trim as I can make 'em, but I wonder how Gus found out about my macramé hobby?

Now that we have the engine connected to the threshing arms, we can start it up as a test. I better stand back!

“Here's hoping her hobby continues without a hitch!”
REWARD Silver med: 100 Xp med: 25

QUEST: Getting The SackEdit

Gus: Ee-yikes! Didja ever hear such a noise in all yer life! It's like thunderclappin', one right after the other!

There's the problem! There's a hole in the casing where the collectin' bag's s'posed to be.

I gotta find me a bag fast!

Help Gus quickly find a bag!

Tap the Canyon to Explore.

Pickaxe med: 2
Retrieve the grain bag!

Tap the Grain Bag to Collect.

Clock med: 03:00:00
Gus: I hope I didn't mess up again. I'd 'jes 'bout patched things up with Miss Ruby, 'n then my machine goes all haywire.

I've been tryin' her patience ever since I went into oil drillin'. All I can hope is that it ain't all gone yet!

“When that well runs dry, it's time to fly!”
REWARD Silver med: 100 Xp med: 25

QUEST: A Bag to Brag AboutEdit

Ruby Mae: Goodness gracious, what a racket! I didn't realize the march of progress was so loud! I hope it didn't frighten Norma!

But there's no doubt that Gus's machine works, and the problem is easy to fix, once Gus gets back with that blasted bag!

Assist Ruby with installing the grain bag.

Tap the Threshing Machine to finish.

Clock med: 06:00:00
Ruby Mae: Ah, that's much better! It still makes a lot of noise, and it smells like one of Gus's tar pits.

But look at it go! The very notion that I might've swung my last flail makes this whole ordeal worthwhile!

“It's time to stop laggin' and start baggin'!”
REWARD Silver med: 100 Xp med: 25

QUEST: Refreshing ThreshingEdit

Gus: It looks like them hard feelin's is all behind us; Mr. Carson and Miss Ruby both brought some wheat to thresh!

I've seen what this here doohickey can do, and I betcha it'll take care of all that wheat in no time at all!

Harvest the threshing machine!

Tap the Threshing Machine to Harvest. (1x)

2 Gold med to skip
Gus: Hoo-wee! That oil-powered thresher works e'en better than I thought!

I betcha it won't be long before some other clever feller figures out other ways to use these engine contraptions!

“You can put your trust in internal combustion!”
REWARD Silver med: 100 Xp med: 25

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