Hidden Chronicles: Celebrate the Year of the Dragon with new quests and items

While Hidden Chronicles may be Zynga's newest game (aside from mobile games, that is), that doesn't mean it's too young to celebrate holidays, with the game now celebrating Chinese New Year, or, more specifically, the Year of the Dragon. You'll be introduced to a man named Walter Li, a friend of your late uncle, who was asked to purchase an ancient dragon statue for your uncle and bring it to him personally. Of course, in the game's storyline, your uncle passed away before Walter could complete this favor, so it falls upon you.

This entire feature revolves around unlocking three new (but limited edition) scenes within the game before February 5, when you'll lose your chance. There are quests to complete along the way, helping you to unlock those scenes, and of course, we're here to help you out too.

The first quest deals with unlocking the Emperor's Chamber scene.

Unlock Emperor's Chamber Scene
  • Place a Decoration from the Chinese New Year Collection
  • Get 5 Red Envelopes

Red Envelopes are earned by asking your friends to send them to you via individual gift requests. Meanwhile, the decorations in the game's store range from small pieces of Chinese Pathways that cost just 15 coins each, to large pieces of Moon Gates or Buddha Statues (with more extravagant items costing Estate Cash). For the record, yes, a single piece of that path will work for this requirement. When you finish this quest, you'll receive the Emperor's Chamber scene, along with 160 coins and 25 XP as rewards.

Unlock Colonial Hong Kong Scene 1 of 3
  • Explore the Emperor's Chamber
  • Hide a Secret Package on a Friend's Estate

You can hide packages for your friends once per day for free, so just visit a neighbor that you haven't visited today to hide a package on their land. Meanwhile, the Emperor's Chambers scene requires eight energy to play. When you finish this quest, you'll receive 190 coins, 30 XP and a Chinese Bridge for your land.

Unlock Colonial Hong Kong Scene 2 of 3
  • Place the Chinese Bridge
  • Get 5 Lucky Cats

The Lucky Cats are earned via a general news item placed on your wall. The Chinese Bridge, meanwhile, can be found in your inventory. You'll need to ask five friends to come be your crew members inside the Bridge to actually finish it, but simply placing it on your land does fulfill this particular requirement. Finishing off this quest gives you 220 coins and 35 XP.

Unlock Dragon Dance 1 Scene 1 of 3
  • Play Colonial Hong Kong Scene
  • Get 3 Firecrackers

The Firecrackers are earned through a general news item on your wall. Meanwhile, this new Colonial Hong Kong scene requires nine energy each time you'd like to play.
You're well on your way to earning all of the scenes and prizes in this Year of the Dragon event, so keep checking back with us for more!

Are you excited to see some limited edition content come to Hidden Chronicles, or were you having enough fun simply working through the game's established storyline? Sound off in the comments.
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