If you’ve been playing Stardew Valley for a while now, odds are you’ve found a few random notes lying around town. If not, no worries, you just need to complete the A Winter Mystery quest to unlock Secret Notes. Some of these hidden messages are straightforward, while others can be a bit cryptic. For example, Secret Note 11 only contains a picture and doesn’t have any text to expand. So, what does this note mean? And is there even anything to do with it?
What To Do With Secret Note 11 in Stardew Valley?
Unlike the other hidden messages in Stardew Valley, Secret Note 11 has no meaning or purpose aside from simply being a collectible. As you’ve probably figured out, the note cannot be expanded and is merely a picture of an older woman holding hands with a little girl. However, it’s not totally clear who the two characters are, and there’s some debate in the community about it. Most believe that this is a picture of Marnie and Jas holding hands when Jas was a little girl.
However, there are others that believe that the note is a picture of baby Jas holding hands with her mother, who is not in the game. If this isn’t enough, this isn’t the only mystery surrounding Secret Note 11 in Stardew Valley. Of the 25 hidden messages, this seems to be the only one that doesn’t serve a purpose. So, the question is… Is it merely a collectible or is there some purpose to it that players haven’t found quite yet? Well, it’s been a few years since the game released and no one has figured it out yet. If there is a purpose, developer ConcernedApe may have to give us a hint eventually! Or maybe it’ll remain a mystery and someone will crack the code one day, if there is one to crack, anyway.
If you haven’t been able to find Secret Note 11 yet, you’ll need to make sure that you have found the Shadow Guy and completed the A Winter Mystery questline. Once you’ve done that, you’ll start finding the notes by doing random activities like growing giant crops, defeating monsters in the mines, digging up weeds, breaking stones, fishing, and other casual activities.
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