First off I'm in the middle of my 2 year, so... I haven't seen all the content yet and therefor don't know everything about the game or if my idea conflicts with events I have not yet experienced. But... I will still put out this random idea I had during my second luau Event. The governor builds his summer home in the town. Happens if the player has successfully pleased the Governor at the Luau several times (as in getting the most positive response maybe 3-5 times?). Results -After the house is constructed the governor, his wife, and their pet Pomeranian become residents of the town during the summer. They have a schedule like the townsfolk, just limited to 1/4 the year. -You can befriend them like any of the other characters even getting a few events at the various heart stages (it just might take longer to do so since they are only there for part of the year) -While in residence governor or his wife may give some tougher quests for the player via the bulletin board/mail (they may have expensive tastes... such as wanting 100 gold star melons, or 20 super sea cucumbers. Obviously the rewards should be worth the hassle.) Mini Story/Conflict It turns out the land the governor purchased for his house just happens to be the area where Linus's tent is! Now depending on certain friendship levels of certain towns people one can have various outcomes. (you should have to the beginning of the next year to find a solution for the conflict) Solutions -No applicable friendships with involved characters. Linus is forced to move his tent to the forest south of Marnie's ranch. at least once a week he makes the trek up to where he used to live stares at the new house and sighs wistfully. -High/Maxed friendship with Linus. You have the option to invite Linus to live on your property! you'll need to clear a place for his tent and/or hire Robin to build him a nicer place for him to live (or maybe upgrade it later). of coarse he's grateful for your help and offers to help maintain your property in lieu of rent. (if you leave him some stone/iron/wood he'll fix your fences at night, maybe other stuff). -Maxed friendship with Lewis. You have the Option of convincing Lewis to gift some land in/near the town Linus! (I'm thinking that fenced off area north of the blacksmith and south of Joja mart), later if you up your friendship to Linus you can help him upgrade his property via Robin. Grateful for your help Linus supplies you with the occasional rare material/seed that seems to pop up on his property. (hardwood, iridium, some special or rare plant seeds, etc.) -Maxed friendship with Linus and Lewis (at the point of decision). Have the Option to plead Linus's case to the Governor when he comes to survey the land before starting to build his house. The governor is moved but still want his house in the valley... So he Hires Linus as a groundskeeper to live in and maintain the property! Both Linus and Lewis appreciate your help and sends gifts of useful things, withe the occasional rare item. Note: if your forced to take the first option due to lacking friendship requirements with involved people, maybe you can have the opportunity to help Linus out in one of those ways when you do get your friendship up with them. so, good idea?