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Juranda-ra is the Khajiit Clan Mother in charge of Laughing Moons Plantation, whose main crop is moon sugar. Unfortunately, due to the the recent storm, the plantation has become infested with rats and the normal countermeasures are ineffective. To compound this problem, Laughing Moons is due an inspection by the Thalmor and in its current state, failing the inspection could lead to the loss or destruction of the plantation.
- A Pinch of Sugar: Help Juranda-ra save her plantation.
A Pinch of Sugar
Juranda-ra can be found hammering wood near her home, as you approach she can be heard to mutter, "All this wasted effort. Blasted creatures get into everything!"
When you speak with her, she sounds desperate.
- "First the hurricane, then rats from the sea. What next, flying mudcrabs?
S'rendarr's mercy, we need more time before the inspection!"
- Inspection? What inspection?
- "Dominion inspectors. Headwoman Harrani requested their aid to stop smugglers.
We're honest farmers with good customers. Our moon-sugar is used to spice food, not to brew skooma! When the inspectors learn we can't protect our fields, we're finished!"
- Protect them from what?
- "Hairy, squirmy, squeaky little rats! They've infested the plantation since the storm.
The inspectors will ask, if we can't protect our fields from those dung-dropping sugar-eaters, how can we protect them from skooma-brewing thieves?"
- What can I do to help?/If I help you, where should I start?
- "Find out why Cinder-Tail's senche-tigers roll on their backs instead of filling their bellies with rat.
Does one expect to keep his job if the inspectors find vermin in our fields?"
- What will the inspectors do if they find rats?
- "At best? The inspectors will recommend our moon-sugar be confiscated."
- What about "at worst?"
- "To the east, a plantation burns. Was it due to the inspectors' recommendations? Who can say?
Either way, Mistral will weep for our passing. With Laughing Moons gone, skooma will flow through the streets!"
- Why is that?
- "When moon-sugar runs dry, people turn to smugglers. With smugglers comes skooma.
But the inspectors aren't from here. If we tell them, they will not listen!"
- What is moon-sugar?
- "Ha! You pull this one's tail, yes? A white powder, very sweet, used as spice for food.
Some of us believe it gives true insight into ja-Kha'jay, where all fates are bound. Others use it to brew skooma."
- Skooma? What is skooma?
Skooma-peddlers claim a single drop lets you escape from the world. It's because drinking the stuff makes you want to drink more of it, until you want nothing else."
- Tell me about ja-Kha'jay.
- "It is not this one's place. The monks at Two-Moons Dance might instruct you, if you seek them out."
- Skooma? What is skooma?
- Juranda-ra: "We did not expect you to arrive so soon."
- Inspector Tarma: "One must arrive early to see the truth of things."
- Juranda-ra: "The truth? But we have nothing to hide, Inspector."
- Inspector Tarma: "I hear that often, Clan Mother. Far too often."
If you speak with her then, she will say:
- "Speak of Namiira. Our specialist!
Inspector Tarma was just commenting on the difficulties pests present to any plantation. We'll be rid of these vermin in short order, yes? Of course, yes."
You can also overhear them discussing the plantation and the Skooma trade.
- Inspector Tarma: "I can't help but notice the abundance of vermin about, Clan Mother."
- Juranda-ra: "The great storm was not kind to us. Still, we have the matter in hand."
- Inspector Tarma: "Do you?"
- Juranda-ra: "Indeed, we brought in a specialist. This one assures you, Inspector, the matter will be resolved shortly."
- Inspector Tarma: "Clan Mother, tell me your thoughts on the skooma trade."
- Juranda-ra: "Moon sugar is more than a spice, to some of us. Using it to brew skooma is an abomination."
- Inspector Tarma: "Then you would have no idea who might supply such an operation …?"
- Juranda-ra: "None in this one's employ. We want nothing to do with skooma, Inspector. If we learn any of our customers brew the stuff, you'll be the first to know."
After dealing with the rats, she'll say:
- "Clever, luring thunderbugs out of their mounds like that. A scheme worthy of Baan Dar, himself!
They're all gone, then?"
- I cleared away all the rats.
- "Excellent. Our gracious Inspector has been most patient with us. Perhaps witnessing your ingenuity will affect his findings."
- Is there anything more I can do?
- "Jone and Jode dance kindly with you, walker. Whatever the findings of our esteemed Inspector, we're in your debt!"
She will then hand you some gold and Ratsplatter as payment.
Talking to her after the quest, she'll say, "You're truly one of the walkers. We would do well to learn from your efforts."
Once the quest is completed, you can overhear the Juranda-ra and Inspector Tarma discuss accommodations and such.
- Inspector Tarma: "I'll require for myself and my aide! You'll provide them, of course!"
- Juranda-ra: "Naturally. Will you be dining with us as well?"
- Inspector Tarma: "Erm … that will not be necessary. Khajiiti fare is too … cultural, for my palate."
- Juranda-ra: "Will you be staying with us long, Inspector?"
- Inspector Tarma: "As long as necessary! One can only tolerate so much fresh air."
- Juranda-ra: "Truly. Then we'll endeavor to make your stay comfortable."
- Inspector Tarma: "Don't fret over much! If my duty requires it, I can tolerate such … rustic accommodations."
- Juranda-ra: "How was your voyage to our island? You arrived before the great storm, yes?"
- Inspector Tarma: "Yes, we arrived in Mistral before it struck. I understand the rest of the fleet was not so lucky."
- Juranda-ra: "My condolences, Inspector. Khenarthi's price's not always so high. We can only hope she'll return some of those she has taken."