Derr Dunes

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Derr Dunes
Region: Tribal Isles
Minimum Rank: Legendary
Travel Requirement: Ocean Navigation Kit
Required Power Type: Physical
Required Cheese: Standard Cheese
Crunchy Cheese
Number of Mice: 13
Shops: None
Lose Gold: Yes
Lose Points: Yes
Lose Cheese: Yes
Release Date: 21 July 2009
The dunes are a harsh, barren wasteland where only the toughest of mice can survive. The Derr Tribe take advantage of their ability to survive and navigate in such a dangerous terrain as a defensive strength which allows them to maximize their offensive abilities. Use of a Physical trap is highly recommended when hunting for the Derr.


Overview

Derr Dunes is a location in the Tribal Isles region requiring a minimum rank of Legendary and the Ocean Navigation Kit to enter.
Mice in this location may steal points, gold, or multiple pieces of cheese if not captured.

Hunters must hunt with Standard Cheese or SUPER|brie+ in order to obtain Delicious Stones which are required for crafting Crunchy Cheese.
Crunchy Cheese is required to attract the mice that drop Red Pepper Seeds that are necessary for crafting the cheeses required to attract mice in the Jungle of Dread and Dracano.

Ocean Navigation Kit

The Ocean Navigation Kit grants hunters access to the Tribal Isles region. It can be crafted using the following formula:

Formula: Ocean Navigation Kit
Item Qty Cost (Each) Source
Compass 1 N/A
Sextant 1 N/A
Telescope 1 N/A
Total 0

Derr Dunes Mice

The mice found in Derr Dunes are weak to Physical weapons. The use of other Power Types should be avoided in this location.

Hunters will need to hunt with Crunchy Cheese in order to attract the mice that drop Red Pepper Seeds. Pepper Seeds are necessary for crafting the cheeses required in the Jungle of Dread and Dracano.

Cheese Preference and Loot

Standard Cheese attracts all mice in Derr Dunes, except the Derr Chieftain, Gladiator, Guardian, and Black Widow mice.
Gouda Cheese has the best attraction rate of the Standard Cheeses and it will not attract the Sylvan Mouse.
SUPER|brie+ is required to attract the Black Widow Mouse and attracts all other mice in Derr Dunes, except the Derr Chieftain, Gladiator, Guardian, and Sylvan mice.
Crunchy Cheese attracts the Derr Chieftain, Gladiator, and Guardian mice.

Mouse
Points
Gold
Standard
Cheese

SUPER|brie+
Crunchy
Cheese

Loot
Black Widow
Extremely rare
480 10 X Ancient Relic
SUPER|brie+
Derr Chieftain 10,035 12,280 X Ancient Mangled Blueprint Piece
Red Pepper Seed
Gladiator 8,365 8,250 X Red Pepper Seed
Grunt 910 3,075 X X Delicious Stone
Guardian 7,600 7,500 X Red Pepper Seed
Healer 855 975 X X Delicious Stone
Mintaka 4,500 5,100 X X Delicious Stone
Renegade 550 7,350 X X Delicious Stone
Seer 5,000 6,120 X X Delicious Stone
Spellbinder 3,199 5,400 X X Delicious Stone
Sylvan
Avoids Gouda Cheese
275 425 X
Trailblazer 790 880 X X Delicious Stone
Wordsmith 720 800 X X Delicious Stone

Mice with Special Requirements

Obtaining Crunchy Cheese

Crafting - 15 Piece Recipe

Hunters must reach the rank of Legendary before they can use this recipe.

Formula: Crunchy Cheese (15 pieces)
Recipe can be unlocked by: Capture a Grunt mouse
Item Item
Qty
Item
Cost
Item Source
Delicious Stone 30 N/A
Coconut Milk 20 800
(16,000 total)
Curds and Whey 10 12
(120 total)
Salt 30 6
(180 total)
Total 16,300 gold Cost Per Piece: 1086.67 gold
Recipe costs represent Shoppe prices only. The cost of items obtained through other sources will affect the total cost of crafting.


Crafting - 20 Piece Recipe

Hunters must reach the rank of Legendary before they can use this recipe.

Formula: Crunchy Cheese (20 pieces)
Recipe can be unlocked by: Capture a Grunt mouse
Item Item
Qty
Item
Cost
Item Source
Delicious Stone 30 N/A
Magic Essence 5 N/A
Coconut Milk 20 800
(16,000 total)
Curds and Whey 10 12
(120 total)
Salt 30 6
(180 total)
Total 16,300 gold Cost Per Piece: 815 gold
Recipe costs represent Shoppe prices only. The cost of items obtained through other sources will affect the total cost of crafting.


Hunting Strategy

Hunters must hunt with Standard Cheese (Gouda has the best attraction rate) or SUPER|brie+ in order to obtain Delicious Stones which are required for crafting Crunchy Cheese.
Crunchy Cheese is required to attract the mice that drop Red Pepper Seeds that are necessary for crafting the cheeses required to attract mice in the Jungle of Dread and Dracano.

Standard Cheese attracts all mice in Derr Dunes, except the Derr Chieftain, Gladiator, Guardian, and Black Widow mice.
Gouda Cheese has the best attraction rate of the Standard Cheeses and it will not attract the Sylvan Mouse.
SUPER|brie+ is required to attract the Black Widow Mouse and attracts all other mice in Derr Dunes, except Derr Chieftain, Gladiator, Guardian, and Sylvan mice.
Crunchy Cheese attracts the Derr Chieftain, Gladiator, and Guardian mice.

Hunters interested in building the Ancient Box Trap will need to arm Crunchy Cheese to attract the Derr Chieftain Mouse, which drops the Ancient Mangled Blueprint Piece.

Location-Specific Effects

Charms

Traps

Bases

Adventure Book

Hunters can complete steps to Defeat the Tribe Chieftains by using Crunchy Cheese in the Derr Dunes to catch the Derr Chieftain Mouse.

Hunters can complete steps to Defeat the Dreaded Horde and Slay the Dragon Mouse by locating the source of Red Pepper Seeds in the Derr Dunes.

Library Assignments

Tournaments

Derr Dunes mice are worth points during some Tournaments.

Treasure Maps

Mice in Derr Dunes are often found on Tribal Isles Treasure Maps, Tribal and Shelder Hunt Treasure Maps, and Relic Hunter Treasure Maps.

Hunting tips by Larry

Great Scott! What in the King's name are we doing here?

Members of the Derr tribe are ruthless, power-hungry war mongers. They topple even the most powerful of traps with ease, crippling hunters' courage and pillaging their gold. Hunting here is not for the faint of heart, but capturing a member of the Derr tribe does come with a handsome reward of gold.

You will need a powerful Physical Trap to hunt for Derr mice. If you are familiar with the Burroughs Region, perhaps you have discovered the secret research facility called Digby. The Trapsmith in Digby sells the powerful Digby DrillBot, which is a vital component in a strong Physical trap setup.

The mice of Derr trust no one, a trait that has made them very hard to trick into a trap. You'll find Gouda will attract a member of Derr towards a trap, but SUPER|brie+ is even more effective! The magical sparkle of SUPER|brie+ prevents mice from stealing more than a single piece at a time, a property that comes in handy here in the Derr Dunes, as the mice here tend to steal large amounts of cheese.

I’m heading back to town. . .this heavy suit of armor is quite cumbersome when navigating rocky terrain. Best of luck!

Shops

There are no shops available in Derr Dunes. Shops for the Tribal Isles region can be found in the Cape Clawed.

History and Trivia

The names of three locations in the Tribal Isles are roughly the tribes' colours backwards. Derr Dunes takes its name after the colour 'red', and the Derr tribe mice wear red clothing.

Links



Locations
(quick reference)
Gnawnia:  • Meadow   • Town of Gnawnia   • Windmill   • Harbour
 • Mountain
Valour:  • King's Arms   • Tournament Hall   • King's Gauntlet
Whisker Woods:  • Calm Clearing   • Great Gnarled Tree   • Lagoon
Burroughs:  • Laboratory   • Toxic Spill   • Town of Digby   • Mousoleum   • Bazaar
Furoma:  • Training Grounds   • Dojo   • Meditation Room   • Pinnacle Chamber
Bristle Woods:  • Catacombs   • Forbidden Grove   • Acolyte Realm
Tribal Isles:  • Cape Clawed   • Elub Shore   • Nerg Plains   • Derr Dunes
 • Jungle of Dread   • Dracano   • Balack's Cove
Varmint Valley:  • Claw Shot City   • Gnawnian Express Station   • Fort Rox
Queso Canyon:  • Queso River   • Prickly Plains   • Cantera Quarry
Rodentia:  • S.S. Huntington III   • Slushy Shoreline   • Seasonal Garden   • Zugzwang's Tower
 • Crystal Library   • Iceberg   • Sunken City
Sandtail Desert:  • Fiery Warpath   • Muridae Market   • Living Garden
 • Lost City   • Sand Dunes   • Twisted Garden   • Cursed City   • Sand Crypts
Hollow Heights:  • Fungal Cavern   • Labyrinth   • Zokor   • Moussu Picchu
Rift Plane:  • Gnawnia Rift   • Burroughs Rift   • Whisker Woods Rift   • Furoma Rift
 • Bristle Woods Rift
King's Party Zone:  • Great Gnawnian Games
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 • Lunar New Year
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 • Ronza: Ronza's Traveling Shoppe
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Others:  • King's Stockade   • Vacant Lot