Fairytales pay a visit
For the most part, day-to-day life on a farm is predictable. Animals, crops, and townspeople have set schedules that you can easily follow to plan each day’s events. But if the presence of a wizard and a bunch of forest sprites didn’t tip you off, there’s something a bit more mystical going on in Stardew Valley, and lucky (or not-so-lucky) players may catch a glimpse of it on occasion.
When you go to bed each night, there is a very low chance that you’ll be visited by one of two magical creatures in a cutscene: a fairy, or a witch. The fairy will bless your crops, instantly growing several or all of them to harvest-ready status. The witch will “curse” one of the eggs your chicken has laid in your coop, turning it into a void egg. Void eggs are hatchable into void chickens who will lay more of the prized eggs, which are useful for wooing Sebastian or just selling away. Unfortunately, there’s no such thing as void mayonnaise…yet.
Other, less-mystical nightly events include wolves stealing into your coops and barns to devour your animals (keep your barn doors shut at night!), iridium-laden meteorites falling from the sky onto your farm, and the occasional giant crop growing from a field of normal-sized veggies or fruits. Take appropriate cautions against the wolves, but every other random event on the farm is worth praising Yoba over.
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