Florin

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Florin (also known as The Farmer) is a Yellow Kacheek, and one of the 12 Heroes of Altador. The overseer of all the farms of Altador, he earned his place as a hero from saving his town from a potential food crisis at the cost of his own crops.

Plot summaries[edit]

Neopets: The Darkest Faerie[edit]

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Florin makes a brief appearance as a shopkeeper selling fruit in Altador.

Altador Plot[edit]

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On April 4, 2007 a new area of Altador was open. Clicking on the building just outside the walls would take you to Old Follies Farm where Farmer Follies would greet the user. Click on the entrance of the mill and once inside, click on the lever in the bottom left corner. After the Farmer yells at you, click on the window then on one of the strange bumps in the wheat field that will highlight the constellation. Going to the Observatory and locating The Farmer will reveal the next chapter in the Book of Ages.

Book of Ages - Chapter 4, The Farmer[edit]

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Not everyone who helped found Altador was a magical faerie, capable of using their natural gifts to help others. In fact, one of the most notable of all the founders was a simple farmer with a good heart...

Florin had lived his whole life on a small farm. Each day he rise with the sun, to tend his crops and feed the Petpets he raised on his farm. Though Florin worked hard from dawn to dusk, he greatly enjoyed his simple life.

One day, while going into town to buy more Petpet feed, Florin noticed a group of farmers talking. Apparently, some strange blight was afflicting their crops, and unless something was done, a whole season of food would be lost.

Florin asked one of the farmers to show him one of these sick plants. The farmer led Florin to his nearby field, a third of which had been consumed by some terrible disease that had turned the plants black.

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Florin had spent much of his life studying plants. Though his own crops were unaffected, he spent days trudging through dangerous woods, looking for a rare plant that few knew existed.

Days later, as the villagers were just about ready to give up hope, Florin returned, carrying a satchel that was filled with a strange herb they had never seen before. The Kacheek quickly ground up the dry herbs and mixed them into a large trough of water. He then instructed the other farmers to take a bucket and pour the water onto their afflicted plants. Within days, the blight had vanished, and though Florin's own crops wilted from neglect, the villagers were more than happy to share their crops with him.

Tales of his selfless deed soon reached others, and that is how Florin came to meet King Altador and become the future overseer of the kingdom's plentiful farms.

Trivia[edit]

  • Florin is the masculine counterpart of Flora the Roman goddess of flowers. The word flora refers to the plants of a particular region.
  • Florin recommended Siyana to see King Altador, who would make her one of the founding heroes as well.

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