The first stage of the Quarrister's life cycle begins deep underground. Each head is a separate creature, feeding on crystals and fending for themselves. Eventually, groups of heads band together and harmonize their efforts until they physically fuse together. Every once in a while, one of the Quarrister's voices will go for a solo, but that kind of behavior is usually seen as big-headed.
The Quarrister is similar to a human giant made of gray stone. It has six flat heads, each one with a different green hair design and face, including each distinct part of its singing. When idle, it flexes its knees in rhythm with the rest of the song.
All of the heads harmonize together, with "ahhs" and "ohs" with the Mammott, Potbelly, and Reedling. Some of the flat heads start and stop singing at different times, causing the frequency of their sound to change. Together they produce a Gregorian Chant.
On Tribal Island, the monster sings with the Cybop, making a similar singing timbre as the Mammott, instead singing "ahh"s. It now sings similarly to the Cybop's song: "Shum bum ba-daedle-um bum, Belum bum ba-daedle-bum, Belum bum, Ba-daedle-um Bubbloodlay!"
The Quarrister can be bred using monsters that combine to provide all the elements Plant, Cold, Air and Earth without repeating any.
The following pairs of 2-element monsters can be used to breed a Quarrister:
Earning rate is in coins per hour and depends on Happiness % (Likes increase Happiness), also each monster has a limit to how much income it can hold at a time. Increasing the monster's level increases the limit.
Each monster needs to be fed four times before it reaches the next level. Increasing the monster's level increases the coins earned per minute, as well as the maximum coins earned.
Every monster has different things that they like. For every unique object that they like that's placed near the monster (if not using a Unity Tree), the monster's happiness will increase by 25%. Placing two of the same liked item near a monster will still only increase happiness by 25%. Below are the things liked by Quarrister:
See the Likes page to view a complete list of all monsters' likes.
Wublin Egg Consumption
While trying to breed other monsters (particularly monsters with a very low chance of breeding), the following Wublins can be used to "dispose of" Quarrister eggs immediately instead of putting them into a Nursery and having that Nursery not be available.
Note that bred monster eggs can only be "disposed of" into inactive Wublin statues; active Wublins do not accept monster eggs. Also note that inactive Wublin statues to which you have already disposed the number of Quarrister eggs that Wublin accepts, will no longer be available as a "recycle bin" for such eggs.
Some items to take into consideration when designing your island by strategy are number of beds for the monster, rate of income per bed, max income per bed, and time for max income to be reached. The income below is for level 15:
Number of Beds
Rate of Income High
Rate of Income Low
Rate of Income per Bed High
Rate of Income per Bed Low
Max Income per Bed
Time to Max Income @ High
Time to Max Income @ Low
There is an early concept of an Earth Island 4 element found in the old game files, but it was one made and completely scrapped before Quarrister was made. It would have the elements currently used by Quarrister. Its egg is a Yellow Mammott egg that fazes into a yellow Maw egg, and has "ABCE" written on it. Its Appearance is not fully known, due to only a portrait existing, but from there we can see it is a red/orange monster with big yellow eyes and a flute-like tube serving as a mouth. There also is 2 ears and a spike on its head, and 2-4 limbs visible. it has 3 fingers on each hand and seems to play its nose/mouth with them, like a flute. Not much else is known about it. It can be assumed it was scraped due to redundancy for both Reedling and it to be on Earth Island.
The name "Quarrister" seems to be a combination of "quarry," where rocks are mined, and "chorister," a singer in a chorus.
Rares are special versions of monsters that are only available to buy and breed on weekends. Each weekend a different rare is available to buy or breed. The breeding combination is the same as a regular monster, but the breeding time is longer, the "likes" are different, and the earning rates are higher. They are not yet available in the Windows version of the game.
Find out more about the rare version of the Quarrister on the Rare Quarrister page.
The Quarrister is the monster with the second most heads. The most is its Rare.
The largest head has features that the other five do not have, such as eyebrows, a uvula, a beard, and a golden tooth.
If the player listens closely, they can hear a much deeper voice along with the higher notes.
Quarristers, so far, only move their toes on Tribal Island, when they dance during their song.
According to its animation on Earth Island, the Quarrister head on the top right sings two longer notes in track one of the song.
One of the Quarrister's default names, "Pavarocki", is a reference to Luciano Pavarotti, an Italian opera singer.
Another default name, "Vox", is the Latin word for "voice".
Another default name, "Rawkstaah", is a reference to the word "Rockstar".
Quarrister and Quibble are the only monster whose names start with “Q”