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Secret Note 19 Walkthrough and Solution in Stardew Valley

Secret Note 19 Walkthrough and Solution in Stardew Valley

The secret notes are part of the quest, “A Winter Mystery,” in Stardew Valley. This quest asks you to follow a “Shadow Guy” whom you’ve startled into running away and discover who he is.

He can be found by following footprints to a bush beside the playground North of Pelican Town.

The “Shadow” is Krobus, who will apologize to the player for stealing and will give them a Magnifying Glass that they can use to read the notes.

Secret Note 19 Walkthrough

There are 25 notes in total. Each contains a different little puzzle that can be solved for prizes ranging from unique items and character introductions to funny cutscenes with the villagers.

Where to Find Secret Note 19

Secret notes appear randomly, in no set order. They can be found in:

  • Weeds (.9% chance)
  • As loot drops from monsters (3.3% chance)
  • By chopping down trees (.5% chance per axe hit)
  • By fishing (8%, they replace trash)
  • In an artifact spot (11% chance after artifacts and winter foraging)
  • When collecting stone (.75% chance)
  • In a resource clump such as a large stump, log, or boulder (5% chance)
  • In meteorites (5% chance)

They will also always drop from Giant crops.

Secret Note 19 Solution

Via Concerned Ape.

Secret Note 19 depicts the blue house, 1 Willow Lane, where Sam, Kent, Jodi, and Vincent live.

It also shows a series of directional clues: left, up, right, up, right, down, left, down, left, and down.

Screenshot of Stardew Valley. The player character stands outside of 1 Willow Lane during the winter. Kent is walking by.
Where to start with the path from Secret Note 19. Screenshot by the author.

You can follow these directions by beginning on the green square, right in front of the house’s door, and moving as far as possible in each direction.

When you hit an obstacle, go on to the next step.

At the end of this path, which puts you behind Mayor Lewis’s house, right-click. You will find a Solid Gold Lewis statue.

Additional Secrets of Secret Note 19

Once you have the statue, you can earn some money by placing it anywhere in Pelican Town (as long as it will not be destroyed by a character running over it).

If you do so, the next morning, you will receive an unsigned note that asks you to keep the statue a secret.

Screenshot of Stardew Valley. A note reads: "Kitty, In the future, I'd appreciate it very much if you refrained from placing my PRIVATE belongings in town for all to see! I'm very displeased! Take this money and never speak of my 'project' to anyone."
Mayor Lewis isn’t happy when you place the statue in Pelican Town! Screenshot by the author.

You will also receive 750g, and the statue will appear either in Lewis’s bedroom or, 10% of the time, in Marnie’s bedroom.

Though you can place the statue as many times as you like, you will only get the money from doing so once.

Screenshot of Stardew Valley. The player character stands in Mayor Lewis's house. In his bedroom is a golden statue of Mayor Lewis.
What an interesting ‘project.’ Screenshot by the author.