Oct 14 2013

The Cursed Sands – Halloween Promo!

Published by at 6:23 pm under News

For the first time, there is a promo where a player cannot advance through the use of passes – it seems as if everyone has a fair chance of getting a divine! (Note this may change as the promotion continues)

Howrse has provided us with a different background as well!

Howrse has provided us with a different background as well!

In The Cursed Sands promo, each player will become an archeologist, unraveling different dig sites. There are several possible findings when uncovering a dig:

  • a black market item
  • a relic, which when accumulated will lead to better tools
  • a bone belonging to Osiris (when all 54 bones are found, Osiris will belong to that player!)
    encountering a ghost, which will lead you to complete a task

Thanks to Rockstarbulldog’s comment, there are special treasure chest “UFO”s that can be found while playing the game. These are typically hidden within the page rather than flying around. An example is displayed on Ow’s page. Treat these treasure chests like normal UFOS – if a turnip or mash UFO appears, DON’T CLICK it. You will have a higher chance of seeing another UFO, which will hopefully be a treasure chest! The chest picture below gave me a Morpheus’ Arms!

Here is a screenshot of a treasure chest I found.

Here is a screenshot of a treasure chest I found.

Thank you to Rockstarbulldog’s friend for this screenshot!

It is also possible to find Osiris’s Bones and relics as UFOs, similarly to the treasure chests.


–none: one excavation every 12 hours

1. toothbrush-looking brush (sorry, there’s no given name!): two excavations every twelve hours; costs 1 relic

2. paintbrush: three excavations every twelve hours; costs 5 relics

3. shovel: three excavations every six hours; costs 20 relics

4. ax: four excavations every six hours; costs 35 relics

5. jackhammer: four excavations every four hours; costs 50 relics


Objectives when encountering a ghost/bug:

1. Groom a horse

2. Give an apple to another player’s horse

3. Attend a riding lesson

4. Sell 20 turnips at one time

5. Give an aging point to a friend

6. Give a mash to a horse

7. Visit the profile page of the EC you work in

8. Find a tub of grease by sending a horse to its box

9. Age a horse that is exactly 8 years old (if it is 8 years and 1 month it will not work)

10. Nurse a foal (basically just feeding the foal; the option is on its page)

11. Stroke a horse born from Ouranos and Gaia

12. Earn 1 equus in competitions (use a horse with low skills and enter in jumping/cross country races requiring 11e)

13. Cover a mare with a stallion of the same breed

14. Ride in steep terrain (long jumping rides) for five hours (note: your horse must be boarded in an EC with a shower so you horse can complete all five hours at once)

15. Open a Horn of Plenty

16. Give a donation to Ow

17. Give birth to twins

18. Purchase FK horseshoes (store updates every hour)

19. Have a reserve ending in 777 (sell items to the store/buy items or feed your horses to increase/decrease your reserve in small amounts)

20. Finish training a horse in one skill


51 responses so far

51 Responses to “The Cursed Sands – Halloween Promo!”

  1. Kiwi silveron 26 Oct 2013 at 3:31 am

    #5 quests thingy is hard Isfahan you don’t know how to give a gift to a player. I had to wait for a long time for it to go away.:(

  2. Liocornoon 27 Oct 2013 at 3:09 am

    Make a Horse Immortal (after I had applied Nyx to 3 different horses last night- UHG!) – not sure which number, maybe 22, but after finishing a skill and maybe something else I can’t remember now.

  3. .sarah.on 27 Oct 2013 at 11:30 am

    How often does the store update? I’m having trouble buying fk horseshoes

  4. MyNameIsWateron 27 Oct 2013 at 1:15 pm

    I had to give birth to twins for one of mine. I had to use all of my aging points and a pass for the fertility wand so that I wouldn’t be wasting excavations. Wasn’t the most pleasant experience either. I haven’t gotten all of these in the same order, but for the most part these objectives are super annoying, and I’ve gotten 3 ‘curses’ in a row once as well. Overkill much?

  5. draw4lifeeon 29 Oct 2013 at 9:31 am

    after you get the jackhammer you can get dynamite for 20 relics each

  6. simbas_personon 30 Oct 2013 at 11:10 pm

    I found a 5th element in a treasure chest! And, Jessica (great name, by the way. I have the same one. :D) I’m pretty sure you typed this wrong:

    13. Cover a stallion with a mare of the same breed

    You can’t really cover a stallion… I guess you could, but not with a mare.

  7. Jessicaon 01 Nov 2013 at 1:01 pm

    hahaha oops! Thanks for catching that simbas_person

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