Quests for heritage detectives may come in different forms but they all ask the same question. Could Arthur have seen this?
To answer this question it is necessary to know something about Arthur, especially when he was born! Find out about Arthur.
The simplest quests are the ones that you create yourself. Once you have the skills you can quest just about everywhere you go, you just keep asking the question - Could Arthur have seen/eaten/touched/heard this?
Of course everyone who knows Arthur knows that his friend Merlin always answered one question with another question, thats just what we expect heritage detectives to do. When you think you know the answer to the first question we ask you a second question - How do you know?
That's where the fun comes in and the answers are not always straight forward, sometimes you might even have to answer this question with
We think this is the answer, but we are not sure, because....
THE SKILLS OF A HERITAGE DETECTIVE
Heritage detectives know how to use detectives tools:
They understand that things are always changing and know how to use pictures and old photos to work out what is different and what is the same.
They can spot wonder points and make wonder cards,
They know about timelines and how to use them to work out if Arthur would recognise something.
They can develop stories around moments in time.
When they go out on a quest they carry with them the tools of the trade, their camera, binocculars, a notepad and pencil even a magnifying glass. When the discover a wonder point they take a picture and make careful notes about what they can see and its location, they may even note the time of the day.
Then when they get back to their base they continue with the detective work until they have enough information to complete the back of a wonder card. Whether they talk to people, read books or even do an internet search good heritage detectives will be listening for information that wil fix their search in time as well as space, then they will be able to place a completed wonder card on the timeline!
Other quests follow a pre-determined trail. Click on the links below to find out more about the completed quests