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|Island(s)||Escape From Pelican Rock|
Van Nostrand is a character in Escape From Pelican Rock Island. Like most characters in that island, their gender depends on your gender.
Van Nostrand first helps you in the island by telling you that s(he) wants a living thing to paint, after you take the seeds Patches is feeding to the seagulls and plant it in the mound of dirt next to the statue, and collect the water from the leaking pipe in the cup to water the seeds you planted. Water the plant 4 more times in the next 4 days until your plant grows to a complete Sunflower, so you can take the Sunflower and show it to Van Nostrand to paint the flower, and s(he) will give you a painting of Bay City Tower s(he) was painting.
After picking up the Uncooked Pasta from the Mess Hall at Meal Time, give it to Van Nostrand and s(he) will help you for the second time; paint the uncooked pasta silver if you give him/her 7 sticks of gum, making it look like the Drill Bit in the Mess Hall.
After getting plaster from inside the vent, mixing it with the mashed potatoes and carving it to look like a dummy head during meal time, give the dummy head to Van Nostrand and s(he) will paint the dummy head to look just like your avatar for 5 sticks of gum. In the next day, talk to Van Nostrand again and give him/her the painted dummy head that looks like your avatar's head when s(he) is sleeping. Suddenly, the warden comes and takes away Van Nostrand's painting privileges for having his/her shirt untucked!