Mr. Qi

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Mr. Qi
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Information
Birthday: Unknown
Lives In: The Calico Desert
Address: Casino (Desert)

Qi's Walnut Room (Island)

Marriage: No
Best Gifts: N/A
“I was born an ordinary boy, but I made a decision early in life that I would become extraordinary.”
— Mr. Qi

Mr. Qi is a mysterious stranger who is first encountered when the player puts a battery pack into the lock-box in the tunnel. He is connected to the empty box at the train station.

He operates the Casino which is located behind Sandy's store, the Oasis, in the Calico Desert. To gain access to the Casino players must complete the quest line "The Mysterious Qi". After the quest is complete the bouncer will move aside to allow the player to enter. He can be found inside the Casino whenever it is open.

He also can be found on Ginger Island in his walnut room, once the player has obtained 100 Golden Walnuts. Here, he will give the player special Qi challenges. Upon completing these challenges, the player will be rewarded with Qi Gems.

Relationships

Mr. Qi operates the Casino. It is revealed when the player talks to him that he was the one who put the chests in The Mines. Players cannot give gifts to raise friendship points with Mr. Qi.

Schedule

Mr. Qi can be found at the Casino during the Oasis' open hours and in his walnut room during the entire day.

Quotes

Regular

“Keep it up, kid. I think you're gonna be a star. Just ask me if you need anything.”
“I knew you'd end up here someday. Of course, I had to make it a little difficult so you'd have an incentive to achieve excellence.”
“I was born an ordinary boy, but I made a decision early in life that I would become extraordinary.”
“Hey. Don't tell anyone about this place, okay? I want to keep it... exclusive. You'd keep a secret for your friend Mr. Qi, wouldn't you?”
“Never stop striving to achieve perfection. Settle for nothing less than excellence in everything you do.”
“Stop by whenever you wanna relax.”
“Keep working hard and maybe you'll end up like me someday.”
“Wherever you go... I'm always behind the curtain, making sure the show is interesting. Hahaha... Or... am I?”
“Set your eyes on the furthest star, and let that be your goal. It's always within your power to go one step further than you used to believe.”
“Some things transcend time and space, kid. It's a unique feeling in the heart... a whisper of things beyond.”
“There's more to this world than meets the eye, kid. Some day, you might understand. For now, just keep striving for excellence in everything you do.”
“I got to where I am through the force of pure willpower, kid. You see... The mind is a very powerful tool. In fact, it's the most powerful tool in all of reality... and beyond.”

After unlocking the Casino

“It's good to finally meet ya, kid. Welcome to my exclusive clubhouse. You've got the 'spark'... that's why I singled you out. What spark? Ah... The conduit of mystery, of art... People like us have a responsibility* to keep the world alive, to give folks a taste of the extraordinary. You see, kid... The world's like a bowl of rice. It's got substance, but it ain't worth nothin' without a good, zesty sauce. That's where we come in. Didn't you ever wonder who put those treasure chests in the old mineshaft? I like to give people surprises. You'll understand someday. Just keep doing your best and never give up.”

*Note: It says "responsiblity" in-game, but that's obviously a spelling error.

Quest

An untitled Lost Book in the Library written by Gunther provides a hint at how to start the The Mysterious Qi quest. Secret Note #22 also provides a hint. Note that the quest can be started at any time; it is not necessary to find/read the Lost Book or Secret Note #22 to start the quest.

Quest Name Quest Text Provided By Requirements Rewards
Qi's Challenge You've been challenged to reach level 25 in the skull cavern. You've been promised a substantial reward if you're successful. Received by mail the day after entering the Skull Cavern. Reach level 25 in the Skull Cavern. Gold.png10,000g, delivered by mail the next day
The Mysterious Qi Within a secret lock-box, you found a note with peculiar instructions. It's signed by a 'Mr. Qi'. Put a Battery Pack in the lock-box in the tunnel next to the bus stop Leave a Rainbow Shell in the box at the train platform.
You found another note written by 'Mr. Qi'. The request is even more unusual this time. Complete "The Mysterious Qi" first quest Place 10 beets inside Mayor Lewis' fridge.
You've found yet another strange note within the Mayor's fridge. This time, the instructions are more cryptic. Complete "The Mysterious Qi" second quest "Give the sand dragon his final meal." (Put a Solar Essence in the sand dragon's mouth in The Desert)
You found another note in the sand dragon's eye. It seems Mr. Qi's strange scavenger hunt has come to an end. Complete "The Mysterious Qi" third quest Inspect the lumber pile beside your house. Club Card, which gives you access to the Casino in Oasis.

Special Orders

See: List of Mr. Qi's Special Orders

Secrets

Details 
Mr. Qi will either congratulate the player for reaching level 100 while using 10 or fewer Staircases or say the player is "clever" but not "honorable" for using more than 10. In either case, he will award the player with Iridium Snake Milk, which permanently increases the player's Health by 25 points.

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Trivia

  • In the Skull Cavern cutscene at Level 100, if the player used more than 10 staircases, Mr. Qi will comment on how the player must done a lot of work to mine all of the stone to craft all of the staircases. However, an easy way to get a lot of staircases without mining stone is to trade Jades for Staircases at the Desert Trader on Sundays.

History

  • 1.3.27: Added encounter in Skull Cavern. Updated portrait.
  • 1.5: Added Walnut Room and quests on Ginger Island. Relationship with the player's Grandpa is now revealed in the summit cutscene.