Forbidden Grove

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The Forbidden Grove is on a 20 hour cycle. It remains open for 16 hours, then closes for 4 hours. Hunters may not travel to the Forbidden Grove while it is closed.

Forbidden Grove
Region: Bristle Woods
Minimum Rank: Legendary
Travel Requirement: Keeper's Candle
and
Location must be open
Required Cheese: Ancient Cheese
Radioactive Blue Cheese
Number of Mice: 20
Shops: None
Lose Gold: Yes
Lose Points: Yes
Lose Cheese: Yes
Release Date: 4 March 2009
At the end of the Catacombs, beyond heavy stone gates, lies a hidden hunting ground. Etched into the gates is a warning: "Beware young soul, should the stone gates close while within this grove, you will find yourself caught between realms.


Overview

The Forbidden Grove is a location in the Bristle Woods region requiring a minimum rank of Legendary and the Keeper's Candle to enter. In addition, the Forbidden Grove must be open for Hunters to access the location.
The Keeper's Candle can be acquired by capturing a Keeper Mouse in the Catacombs.
Mice in the Forbidden Grove may steal points, gold, or multiple pieces of cheese if not captured.

The Forbidden Grove acts as a gateway to the Acolyte Realm. Hunters may not entered the Acolyte Realm without first catching a Realm Ripper Mouse in the Forbidden Grove.

Open/Close Cycle

The Forbidden Grove is on a 20 hour cycle. It remains open for 16 hours, then closes for 4 hours. Hunters may not travel to the Forbidden Grove while it is closed.
When the Forbidden Grove is open, the Realm Ripper Mouse cannot be encountered unless the Hunter has a Realm Ripper Charm armed. This prevents Hunters from entering the Acolyte Realm.
When the Forbidden Grove closes, the Realm Ripper Mouse can be encountered and is the only mouse available. Capturing the Realm Ripper Mouse transports the Hunter to the Acolyte Realm and is the only way Hunters are able to enter the Acolyte Realm location.

Heads-Up Display

The HUD in the Forbidden Grove tracks the time remaining in the open/close cycle before the location closes. It also tracks the number of Runes and Runic Cheese in the Hunter's inventory.

Forbidden Grove Mice

The Forbidden Grove mice are a mix of mice from The Forgotten Mice, The Shadow Clan, and the Indigenous Mice groups.
Mice found in this location are primarily weak to Arcane and Shadow weapons, with a secondary weakness to Forgotten weapons. The Hunter's choice of cheese will determine which weapon to arm for best results.

Realm Ripper Mouse

The Realm Ripper Mouse is only available once the Forbidden Grove has closed unless the Hunter has a Realm Ripper Charm armed. It is also the only mouse that can be encountered once the Forbidden Grove closes.
In addition to the three cheeses with wider attraction in the Forbidden Grove, the Realm Ripper can also be attracted with Standard Cheese, SUPER|brie+, and Runic Cheese.
Capturing a Realm Ripper Mouse transports the Hunter to the Acolyte Realm and is the only way Hunters can travel to that location.

Cheese Preference and Loot

Radioactive Blue Cheese attracts the relatively weaker mice found in the Forbidden Grove. These mice are weakest to Shadow weapons
Ancient Cheese attracts almost all mice in the Forbidden Grove. Arcane weapons are strongly recommended when hunting with Ancient Cheese
Moon Cheese significantly reduces the mouse population in the Forbidden Grove.

Mouse
Points
Gold
Primary
Weakness

Secondary
Weakness

Radioactive
Blue
Cheese

Ancient
Cheese

Moon
Cheese

Loot
Power Type Weakness
Bat 3,375 3,000 Shadow Arcane
Forgotten
X
Black Widow
Extremely rare
480 10 All X Ancient Relic
Radioactive Blue Cheese
SUPER|brie+
Gargoyle 5,600 2,800 Arcane Forgotten
Shadow
X Rune
Gate Guardian 2,800 1,400 Arcane Forgotten
Shadow
X Rune
Ghost 3,590 3,590 Shadow Arcane
Forgotten
X X X
Golem 7,920 4,500 Arcane Forgotten
Shadow
X Rune
Gorgon 1,400 2,800 Arcane Forgotten
Shadow
X
Lycan 9,250 5,500 Shadow Arcane
Forgotten
X X Ancient Relic
Mutated Brown 525 700 All X Stale Cheese
Mutated Grey 275 500 All X Stale Cheese
Mutated White 250 475 All X Stale Cheese
Ravenous Zombie 5,400 5,400 Shadow Arcane
Forgotten
X X
Realm Ripper
Available only when location is closed unless the Hunter has a Realm Ripper Charm armed
3,000 1,440 Arcane Shadow
Forgotten
X X X Ancient Relic
Divine Orb
Rune
Runic Potion
Stale Cheese
Reaper
Extremely rare
8,700 1,200 Arcane Shadow
Forgotten
X Ancient Relic
Scavenger 3,375 5,200 Arcane Shadow
Forgotten
X X Ancient Potion
Scrap Metal
Rune
Sorcerer 6,200 350 Arcane Shadow
Forgotten
X X Rune
Spectre 5,600 5,600 Arcane Shadow
Forgotten
X
Spider 5,200 3,375 Arcane Shadow
Forgotten
X
Vampire 2,700 900 Shadow Arcane
Forgotten
X X
Zombie 2,700 2,700 All X X

Mice with Special Requirements

Obtaining Required Cheeses

Radioactive Blue Cheese

Crafting -- 1 Piece Recipe

Formula: Radioactive Blue Cheese
Item Item
Qty
Item
Cost
Item Source
Radioactive Curd 1 N/A
Salt 1 6
Total 6 gold Cost Per Piece: 6 gold
Recipe costs represent Shoppe prices only. The cost of items obtained through other sources will affect the total cost of crafting.


Corrupted Radioactive Blue Potion Conversion


Hunter's Title
Cost
Per
Piece
Brie
Input
Radioactive
Blue

Output
Cost
Per
Piece
SUPER|brie+
Input
Radioactive
Blue

Output
Using Brie Using SUPER|brie+
Legendary 613 10 10 309 30 30
Hero 613 11 11 309 33 33
Knight 613 12 12 309 36 36
Lord/Lady 613 13 13 309 39 39
Baron/Baroness 613 14 14 309 42 42
Count/Countess
and above
613 15 15 309 45 45


Greater Radioactive Blue Potion Conversion


Hunter's Title
Cost
Per
Piece
Brie
Input
Radioactive
Blue

Output
Cost
Per
Piece
SUPER|brie+
Input
Radioactive
Blue

Output
Using Brie Using SUPER|brie+
Master 300 30 30 0 40 40
Grandmaster 300 36 36 0 48 48
Legendary 300 42 42 0 56 56
Hero 300 48 48 0 64 64
Knight 300 54 54 0 72 72
Lord/Lady 300 60 60 0 80 80
Baron/Baroness 300 66 66 0 88 88
Count/Countess
and above
300 72 72 0 96 96


Radioactive Blue Cheese Potion Conversion


Hunter's Title
Cost
Per
Piece
Brie
Input
Radioactive
Blue

Output
Cost
Per
Piece
SUPER|brie+
Input
Radioactive
Blue

Output
Using Brie Using SUPER|brie+
Master 300 10 10 0 30 30
Grandmaster 300 12 12 0 35 35
Legendary 300 14 14 0 40 40
Hero 300 16 16 0 45 45
Knight 300 18 18 0 50 50
Lord/Lady 300 20 20 0 55 55
Baron/Baroness
and above
300 20 20 0 60 60


Ancient Cheese

Crafting -- 3 Piece Recipe

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

Formula: Ancient Cheese (3 pieces)
Recipe can be unlocked by: Capture a Keeper's Assistant mouse
Item Item
Qty
Item
Cost
Item Source
Stale Cheese 3 N/A
Ionized Salt 6 450
(2,700 total)
Total 2,700 gold Cost Per Piece: 900 gold
Recipe costs represent Shoppe prices only. The cost of items obtained through other sources will affect the total cost of crafting.


Crafting -- 6 Piece Recipe

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

Formula: Ancient Cheese (6 pieces)
Recipe can be unlocked by: Capture a Keeper's Assistant mouse
Item Item
Qty
Item
Cost
Item Source
Magic Essence 3 N/A
Stale Cheese 3 N/A
Ionized Salt 6 450
(2,700 total)
Total 2,700 gold Cost Per Piece: 450 gold
Recipe costs represent Shoppe prices only. The cost of items obtained through other sources will affect the total cost of crafting.


Ancient Potion Conversion


Hunter's Title
Cost
Per
Piece
Brie
Input
Ancient
Output
Cost
Per
Piece
SUPER|brie+
Input
Ancient
Output
Using Brie Using SUPER|brie+
Legendary 1,900 3 3 800 6 6
Hero 1,900 4 4 800 8 8
Knight 1,900 5 5 800 10 10
Lord/Lady 1,900 6 6 800 12 12
Baron/Baroness 1,900 7 7 800 14 14
Count/Countess
and above
1,900 8 8 800 16 16


Moon Cheese

Crafting - 1 Piece Recipe

Formula: Moon Cheese (1 piece)
Recipe can be unlocked by: Capture a Lycan mouse
Item Item
Qty
Item
Cost
Item Source
Curds and Whey 3 12
(36 total)
Magic Essence 2 N/A
Meteorite Piece 1 N/A
Total 36 gold Cost Per Piece: 36 gold
Recipe costs represent Shoppe prices only. The cost of items obtained through other sources will affect the total cost of crafting.


Hunting Strategy

The Forbidden Grove is on a 20 hour cycle. It remains open for 16 hours, then closes for 4 hours. Hunters may not travel to the Forbidden Grove while it is closed.

Hunters will need to capture a Realm Ripper Mouse in the Forbidden Grove if they wish to enter the Acolyte Realm. The Realm Ripper Mouse is only available once the Forbidden Grove has closed.

Mice found in this location are primarily weak to Arcane and Shadow weapons, with a secondary weakness to Forgotten weapons. The Hunter's choice of cheese will determine which weapon to arm for best results.

Location-Specific Effects

Bases

  • The Runic Base is a limited edition base that increases the chance of Runes being dropped as loot, as well as adding a small chance of receiving an extra Rune.

Adventure Book

Hunters can complete steps to Capture the Acolyte Mouse by obtaining Runes to craft Runic Cheese and by catching a Realm Ripper in the Forbidden Grove.

Library Assignments

Tournaments

Forbidden Grove mice are worth points during some Tournaments.

Treasure Maps

Many mice in the Forbidden Grove are often found on Acolyte Treasure Maps and Relic Hunter Treasure Maps.

Hunting tips by Larry

Only the most capable MouseHunters make it to the Forbidden Grove! I'm impressed.

This area may look like a garden, but it is actually a giant trap designed to catch the powerful Acolyte mouse! Every few hours the massive stone gates close, sealing this area off from the Catacombs. When the gates close, a thick fog fills the grove and anyone still inside is transported into the Acolyte Realm upon capturing a Realm Ripper Mouse.

The mice here are weak to Arcane traps and are highly attracted to Ancient Cheese. To make Ancient Cheese, combine three Stale cheese with six Ionized Salt. You can also add three Magic Essence to the same recipe to double the amount of cheese produced.

The mice within this grove are trying to reverse the effects of the portal to keep a two-way gate open at all times. Should they accomplish this goal, armies of mice will soon invade Gnawnia at the command of the evil Acolyte!

Be on the look out for magical runes dropped by the mice here. Runes are used to craft Runic cheese, which is the only cheese capable of attracting an Acolyte.

Remember that when the gates close, Realm Ripper mice will be in the grove. If you capture a Realm Ripper, you will be transported to the Acolyte Realm. Keep this fact in mind before leaving your trap for long periods of time.

Shops

There are no shops available in the Forbidden Grove. Shops for the Bristle Woods region can be found in the Catacombs.

History and Trivia

  • The banner artwork when the grove is open actually contains the warning mentioned in the location overview: "Beware young soul, should the stone gates close while within this grove, you will find yourself caught between realms."

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
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Sandtail Desert:  • Fiery Warpath   • Muridae Market   • Living Garden
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Hollow Heights:  • Fungal Cavern   • Labyrinth   • Zokor   • Moussu Picchu
Rift Plane:  • Gnawnia Rift   • Burroughs Rift   • Whisker Woods Rift   • Furoma Rift
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