Stardew Valley: A Winter Mystery Quest


Have you already encountered the quest known as “A Winter Mystery” in Stardew Valley? Whether you are just preparing for it or if you are a Stardew beginner who is trying to plan ahead by learning, then you’re in the right place!

This guide will explain everything about this quest and the mystery shadow figure that will appear in your game!

Here is what you need to know:

How to Complete a Winter Mystery in Stardew Valley

So, let’s get to the main part of this quest guide – how to finish this Stardew Valley challenge.

Basically, everything will start during the Stardew Valley Winter near a bus stop where you will see a rather weird shadow figure. Just don’t be scared, he’s not dangerous! Actually, the shadow figure will be scared of you!

Stardew Valley Shadow Guy

The character will just run away, so you will be left with some prints in the winter snow. That’s when you should start following the prints because they will lead you to a place close to the Community Center.

Just try to interact with the bush because that’s when the shadow character will jump out again. It might seem that this character looks like a small demon, but he is actually quite friendly! He apologises to you and admits that he has been stealing items, so he will give you a rather nice Magnifying Glass as a way to say sorry.

By the way, the mystery character is called Krobus!

That’s when the Winter Mystery quest in Stardew Valley will be completed! Quite nice, right? It won’t take a lot of time, but you will receive a very useful item.

So, why do players want to get their hands on the Magnifying Glass in Stardew Valley? Let’s take a look at that.

Why is the stardew valley magnifying glass important?

Once you complete the Winter Mystery in Stardew Valley, you will get an item that will be very useful throughout the game. That’s when you will notice that you are finding various secret notes.

You can get the notes while doing random tasks: chopping down trees, harvesting some profitable crops (or just regular ones!), fighting monsters, and other things. It’s not that complicated to get some secret notes even when you’re just doing your tasks in Stardew Valley.

In simple terms, a Stardew Valley secret note is a collectible item that can be used to learn more about other characters, find all types of puzzles, and more interesting aspects.

Of course, some ways to get the Stardew Valley secret notes are better than others. Here are the known statistics for Stardew Valley:

Chopping trees (this counts for each Axe hit)0.5%
Fishing8% to replace trash
Artifact Spot 11%
Stone 0.75%
Resource clump 5%
Giant crop 100%

Also, there are a few mods that might enhance this Stardew experience. For example, one of our suggestions would be the Better Secret Notes mod! This will slightly change the secret notes to improve the gameplay for you.

The Most Popular Secret Notes

As mentioned above, some Stardew Valley secret notes really help to learn more about the game and the background story. That’s just one of the reasons why players should really prioritise completing the Winter Mystery in Stardew Valley!

Some of our favourite include:

Secret Note #19 will remind you of a puzzle. It actually leads to 1 Willow Lane where you will find a solid gold statue of Mayor Lewis! There are a lot of quests in Stardew Valley that are connected to Stardew Lewis, but don’t miss out on this one.

Lastly, Secret Note #20 is also a puzzle (we do like those, right?). However, this one will lead you to a place behind JojaMart. If you happen to have some Rabbit’s Foot in your inventory, then you will receive a Special Charm!

As you can see, completing the Winter Mystery in Stardew Valley is very beneficial because this will lead to more interesting challenges and quests! If you ever have more questions about this topic, just come back to this guide and take some useful notes (pun intended)!

Meet the author

"Ever since I started playing Stardew Valley, I wanted to find the best tips and tricks to make the game easier and even more entertaining. That’s why I love sharing my favourite insights with other Stardew fans to see what can be useful both for beginners and experienced players!"

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