When love is in the air, so is resistance when the Rose continues to reign terror across the continent. Big Daddy was more than happy to print a few hundred dozen copies of the storybook as long as he cna charge extra for them. That is why each copy with around four barrels of Snuggle-Grams for free. Neither Occavatra, Irene, nor Europa wanted to wear the Snugglebear costumes while they handled the distribution process, which led to an argument that lasted for a few hours until Big Daddy caved in when Irene reason that wearing the costumes would draw negative attention to themselves especially from the Rose. Still, they were forced to stay inconspicuous anyway. There are fewer copies of the collector's editions than a majority of the other seasonal storybooks because Hero's Heart Day is commonly celebrated in the Maguswood Region and in secret inside Doomwood Forest, which would cause them to be harder to find. This particular edition is in a secluded portion of the Forest of Infinite Terror where four moglins frolic around it and read old poetry to each other. How are they able to read the books is that they would either stand on the pile of Snuggle-Grams crates and barrels or climb up the pedestal with some avail. Up above the pedestal is a magical throbbing heart that helps keep the soothing magic in the Forest of Infinite Terror alive and helps illuminate the area at night to protect against creatures of the night. The relic is among the very few that miraculously survived the Reset. Still, this time of year is Irene's favorite because not only is it in a late phase of the winter season, but it's also a time to celebrate friendships, joy, and well, everything pink.
As for Occavatra, he hopes that the distribution of the HHD storybooks would allow readers to keep an open mind and be kind to their loved ones especially when magic brings them together.
This project didn't include a lot of my original assets, however, I did have some fun updating the throbbing heart that I designed last year as part of a MechQuest-related project as well as redesigning the handle on the Bleeding Heart axe, which is what one of the moglins is holding onto to play with. I would like to thank Dracelix for his feedback on the revamped handle and for the additional assets needed to recreate parts of the axe that I couldn't handle replicating on my own. Happy Hero's Heart Day.