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By the plaza where the Usyagi fountain is, you can now find a large structure: a sculpture perhaps, something resembling a monument, or a shrine perhaps. You might recognize the very large black Mokona standing to one side of this structure with handfuls and handfuls of black roses by its feet. Mokona seems uncharacteristically sad, though. There is an open space by the Mokona's side, as if something else was meant to be there. It's not tough to figure it out, should you remotely be familiar with these creatures. Mokona is missing the other Mokona! And how can they be reunited?
Well, that's where our residents come in. The Usyagi will gift everyone either a blue or red pendant to help with this task. How does it work? When blue and red pendants come together, they will guide you through the islands, creating a small beam of light to follow, shining brighter the closer they get to its goal: a smaller shrine to match the one at the plaza. The location of this new shrine changes— it might be in the mountains, by the underground tunnels, inside a cabin by the beach, in a barn by the farms, and so on. There is no Mokona here at this new shrine, but rather an inscription on a stone tablet.
"Show me love!", it reads, and once read, you'll encounter some sort of event. Perhaps music will play, so you can dance with the person you brought along. Maybe you'll feel a strong urge to compliment them, to express how much they mean to you. Or want to embrace them right there. Perhaps you'll just want to ramble about someone who's stuck back home. Once some "love" has been expressed, white roses will bloom by the smaller shrine, and matching ones will appear by the larger one back at the plaza!
Gather enough white roses, and a white Mokona statue will show up to be by the black one's side, both looking happy now, and by the roses in the smaller shrines, you'll be able to find luxurious chocolates and candy, teddy bears, and other romantic-themed presents for you to take home.
There's no punishment for leaving them alone or failing the task, but really, who can let a Mokona be sad? So team up and help them reunite!]]