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Fungal Cavern
Region: Hollow Heights
Minimum Rank: Duke/Duchess
Travel Requirement: Fungal Cavern Map Piece
Required Power Types: Hydro
Forgotten
Required Cheeses: Standard Cheese
Glowing Gruyere
Mineral Cheese
Gemstone Cheese
Diamond Cheese
Recommended Charms: Nightshade Farming Charm
Gemstone Boost Charm
Diamond Boost Charm
Number of Mice: 32
Shops: Cartographer
Charm Shoppe
Cheese Shoppe
General Store
Trapsmith
Lose Gold: Yes
Lose Points: Yes
Lose Cheese: Yes
Release Date: 12 May 2015
A recent settling of sand near the southern edge of the desert has revealed a hidden passageway into an underground cavern.

The Fungal Cavern is the site of an underground aquifer, a damp place full of mushrooms and poisonous plants. The walls are rich with Minerals and sparkling Gemstones that reflect and scatter what little light enters the cave.


Overview

The Fungal Cavern is a location in the Hollow Heights region requiring a minimum rank of Duke or Duchess to enter. It also requires the purchase of the Fungal Cavern Map Piece from the Muridae Market Cartographer.

Mice in the Fungal Cavern require a variety of crafted cheeses to attract. Hydro and Forgotten weapons are required to attract the mice found here.

Fungal Cavern HUD

The Heads-up Display for the Fungal Cavern area shows an image of one of five areas of the cave, based on the Hunter's current bait. At the top is the area name and at the bottom is a hint for which bait to use.

An additional hint is displayed if the user arms the wrong Power Type:

"Only Hydro and Forgotten power types are effective here!"
or
"Only Forgotten power type works at this depth!"
Area Cheese Main Mouse Subgroup Power
Type
Common Loot Rare Loot Hint
Cavern Mouth Standard Cheese
SUPER|brie+
Fungal Fodder Hydro
Forgotten
Cavern Fungus Nightshade Standard Cheeses are used to gather ingredients for Glowing Gruyere Cheese
Hollow Halls Glowing Gruyere Gruyere Grazers Forgotten
Hydro
Mineral Gemstone
Diamond
Glowing Gruyere is used to gather ingredients for Mineral Cheese
Glittering Grotto Mineral Mineral Munchers Forgotten Gemstone Diamond Mineral Cheese is used to gather ingredients for Gemstone Cheese
Flowstone Falls Gemstone Gemstone Gorgers Forgotten Diamond Crystal Crucible Gemstone Cheese is used to gather ingredients for Diamond Cheese
Subterra Silence Diamond Diamond Devourers Forgotten Crystal Crucible Diamond Cheese is used to gather the valuable Crystal Crucibles

NOTE: In the Glittering Grotto and Flowstone Falls, there is a rare chance of attracting mice from other subgroups; the table only lists the primary subgroup associated with the area.

Along the left side of the HUD are the four Fungal Cavern cheeses. Hunters may arm and disarm these cheeses through the HUD. Mousing over the cheeses will open a pop-up through which Hunters can select a crafting method and quantity for the cheese.

On the right are the six area-specific loots used in crafting (Cavern Fungus, Nightshade, Mineral, Gemstone, Diamond, and Crystal Crucible), with icons and a light that turns green when the item is common loot. Hovering over an item gives a hint about its use, as well as "Not Available", "Extremely Rare", or "Available".

Fungal Cavern Areas

Cavern Mouth

Hollow Halls

Glittering Grotto

Flowstone Falls

Subterra Silence

Fungal Cavern Mice

The mice of the Fungal Cavern are separated into 5 subgroups, which are attracted according to the current Area activated by bait choice.

Fungal Fodder Mice

These mice are weak to Hydro and, to a lesser extent, Forgotten weapons.
Standard Cheese or SUPER|brie+ is required to attract these mice.

Gruyere Grazers Mice

These mice are weak to Forgotten and, to a lesser extent, Hydro weapons.
Glowing Gruyere Cheese is required to attract these mice.

Mineral Munchers Mice

These mice are weak to Forgotten weapons.
Mineral Cheese is required to attract these mice.

Gemstone Gorgers Mice

These mice are weak to Forgotten weapons.
Gemstone Cheese will attract all these mice.
Gemstone Cheese will occasionally attract the Diamondhide and Huntereater mice.

Diamond Devourers Mice

These mice are weak to Forgotten weapons.
Diamond Cheese will attract all these mice.

Cheese Preference and Loot

The cheese required to attract the Fungal Fiends mice varies by the subgroup the mice are divided into.

Mouse
Points
Gold
Group
Cheese
Preference
Primary
Secondary
Cavern
Mouth

Hollow
Halls

Glittering
Grotto

Flowstone
Falls

Subterra
Silence

Loot
Power Type
Weakness
Fungal Cavern Area
Bitter Root 25,000 2,000 Fungal Fodder Standard Cheese
SUPER|brie+
Hydro Forgotten X Cavern Fungus
Cavern Crumbler 42,000 3,000 Gruyere Grazers Glowing Gruyere Cheese Forgotten Hydro X Mineral
Crag Elder 48,000 3,150 Gruyere Grazers Glowing Gruyere Cheese Forgotten X Mineral
Simple Orb
Crystal Behemoth 375,000 60,000 Diamond Devourers Diamond Cheese Forgotten X Ancient Relic
Crystal Crucible
Divine Orb
Crystal Cave Worm 80,000 20,000 Mineral Munchers Mineral Cheese Forgotten X Flawless Orb
Gemstone
Simple Orb
Crystal Controller 70,000 8,000 Mineral Munchers Mineral Cheese Forgotten X Gemstone
Crystal Golem 150,000 35,000 Gemstone Gorgers Gemstone Cheese Forgotten X Diamond
Flawed Orb
Crystal Lurker 85,000 20,000 Gemstone Gorgers Mineral Cheese
Gemstone Cheese
Forgotten X X Diamond
Crystal Observer 75,000 21,000 Gemstone Gorgers Mineral Cheese
Gemstone Cheese
Forgotten X X Diamond
Crystal Queen 100,000 24,000 Gemstone Gorgers Mineral Cheese
Gemstone Cheese
Forgotten X X Diamond
Crystalback 61,000 4,000 Mineral Munchers Mineral Cheese Forgotten X Flawless Orb
Gemstone
Crystalline Slasher 50,000 3,000 Gruyere Grazers Glowing Gruyere Cheese Forgotten Hydro X Mineral
Diamondhide 290,000 75,000 Diamond Devourers Gemstone Cheese
Diamond Cheese
Forgotten X X Ancient Relic
Crystal Crucible
Divine Orb
Dirt Thing 49,500 3,000 Gruyere Grazers Glowing Gruyere Cheese Forgotten Hydro X Mineral
Floating Spore 39,000 1,500 Fungal Fodder Standard Cheese
SUPER|brie+
Hydro Forgotten X Nightshade
Funglore 40,000 2,400 Fungal Fodder Standard Cheese
SUPER|brie+
Hydro Forgotten X Cavern Fungus
Flawed Orb
Gemorpher 50,000 3,000 Mineral Munchers Mineral Cheese Forgotten X Simple Orb
Gemstone Worshipper 68,000 10,000 Gruyere Grazers Glowing Gruyere Cheese Forgotten Hydro X Diamond
Gemstone
Mineral
Simple Orb
Huntereater 190,000 40,000 Diamond Devourers Gemstone Cheese
Diamond Cheese
Forgotten X X Ancient Relic
Crystal Crucible
Lumahead 32,000 1,200 Fungal Fodder Standard Cheese
SUPER|brie+
Hydro Forgotten X Cavern Fungus
Flawed Orb
Mouldy Mole 20,000 600 Fungal Fodder Standard Cheese
SUPER|brie+
Hydro Forgotten X Flawed Orb
Mush 30,000 1,000 Fungal Fodder Standard Cheese
SUPER|brie+
Hydro Forgotten X Cavern Fungus
Mushroom Sprite 15,000 1,500 Fungal Fodder Standard Cheese
SUPER|brie+
Hydro Forgotten X Nightshade
Nightshade Masquerade 45,000 8,000 Fungal Fodder SUPER|brie+ Hydro Forgotten X Cavern Fungus
Flawed Orb
Nightshade
Quillback 31,000 1,000 Fungal Fodder Standard Cheese
SUPER|brie+
Hydro Forgotten X Cavern Fungus
Shattered Obsidian 58,000 4,000 Gruyere Grazers Glowing Gruyere Cheese Forgotten Hydro X Diamond
Gemstone
Mineral
Simple Orb
Spiked Burrower 23,000 700 Fungal Fodder Standard Cheese
SUPER|brie+
Hydro Forgotten X
Splintered Stone Sentry 57,000 3,200 Gruyere Grazers Glowing Gruyere Cheese Forgotten Hydro X Diamond
Gemstone
Mineral
Simple Orb
Spore Muncher 18,000 575 Fungal Fodder Standard Cheese
SUPER|brie+
Hydro Forgotten X Flawed Orb
Sporeticus 12,000 500 Fungal Fodder Standard Cheese
SUPER|brie+
Hydro Forgotten X Flawed Orb
Stalagmite 62,500 3,000 Mineral Munchers Mineral Cheese Forgotten X Flawless Orb
Gemstone
Stone Maiden 45,000 5,000 Gruyere Grazers Glowing Gruyere Cheese Forgotten Hydro X Mineral

Mice with Special Requirements

Hunting Strategy

Hunters must collect materials to craft several cheeses required to attract progressively more difficult mice in the Fungal Cavern.

Hunt with Standard Cheese or SUPER|brie+.
The Fungal Fodder mice are found here and drop Cavern Fungus and Nightshade used to craft Glowing Gruyere Cheese.
Hunt with Glowing Gruyere Cheese.
The Gruyere Grazers mice are found here and drop Minerals used to craft Mineral Cheese.
Several Gruyere Grazers mice will occasionally drop loot for crafting Gemstone Cheese and Diamond Cheese.
Hunt with Mineral Cheese.
The Mineral Munchers mice are found here and drop Gemstones used to craft Gemstone Cheese.
Mineral Cheese will occasionally attract the Crystal Queen, Crystal Lurker, and Crystal Observer mice from the Gemstone Gorgers group.
Hunt with Gemstone Cheese.
The Gemstone Gorgers mice are found here and drop Diamonds used to craft Diamond Cheese.
Gemstone Cheese will occasionally attract the Diamondhide and Huntereater mice from the Diamond Devourers group.
Hunt with Diamond Cheese.
The Diamond Devourers mice are found here and drop Crystal Crucibles used in crafting and for purchasing items in the various Fungal Cavern Shoppes.

Location-Specific Effects

Weapons

Charms

  • Boost Charms
  • Spore Charms

Adventure Book

Hunters can Explore the Fungal Cavern by hunting with Diamond Cheese in the Fungal Cavern to catch the Crystal Behemoth Mouse and obtain a Crystal Crucible.

Treasure Maps

Many mice in the Fungal Cavern are often found on Fungal Cavern Treasure Maps and Relic Hunter Treasure Maps.

Hunting Tips by Larry

Watch your step!

The earth has given way to a softly lit cavern that burrows deep beneath the surface, found to be rich in minerals, gemstones, and other precious materials. It would be a great place to mine, if it weren't inhabited by some unique breeds of mice that aren't too keen on letting their precious stones go!

Closest to the surface, the Fungal Fodder mice have grown reliant upon the spongy soft fungus and moulds that grow from the moisture trapped below, similar to those that occur naturally in standard baits. Using regular cheese, and your best Hydro trap, should be enough to get started in collecting some Cavern Fungus and Nightshade plants so you can create a more palatable substitute.

Using Glowing Gruyere, you should be able to attract the attention of the deeper mice and earn some Minerals for your troubles. Using these Minerals will allow you craft a more crunchy cheese.

Being so far from the surface, the mice hiding deeper in these caverns have evolved to be dependant on the Minerals and Gemstones for food, and are weaker against Forgotten traps instead of Hydro. Using normal conventional cheeses won't be enough to even garner a glance from some of the deeper mice. You are going to need to get creative and combine those newly acquired precious stones into some extravagantly expensive Gemstone and Diamond cheeses.

Be careful at this point. I can't even imagine a mouse that eats Gemstones and Diamonds for a regular meal...

Shops

These are the shops found in the Fungal Cavern.

Cartographer

Item
Cost
Refund
Requirement
Fungal Cavern Scroll Case 8 Ancient Relics N/A None
Labyrinth Key 30,000 gold
1 Crystal Crucible
N/A None

Charm Shoppe

Item
Cost
Per Piece
Refund
Per Piece
Charmbit 25 20
Gemstone Boost Charm 19,000
12 Minerals
5,700
Lucky Power Charm 800 240
Nightshade Farming Charm 400
5 Cavern Fungi
2 Minerals
60
Super Luck Charm 1,250 375
Super Power Charm 900 270

Cheese Shoppe

Item
Cost
Per Piece
Refund
Per Piece
Swiss 100 100
Brie 200 200
Gouda 600 600

General Store

Item
Cost
Per Piece
Refund
Per Piece
Curds and Whey 12 3
Ionized Salt 450 150
Living Shard 1,200 1,200
Fungal Cavern Journal Theme 120,000
100 Cavern Fungi
10 Nightshade
500 Minerals
15 Gemstones
30 Diamonds
60 Crystal Crucibles
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Trapsmith

Weapons
Item
Power Type
Cost
Refund
Requirement
Crystal Crucible Trap Forgotten 6,640,000 gold
800 Minerals
10 Gemstones
5 Diamonds
8 Crystal Crucibles
1,190,000 315,000,000
points to equip
Skins
Item
Used
With
Cost
Refund
Fungal Gemstone Crucible Skin Crystal Crucible Trap 490,000
500 Cavern Fungi
100 Nightshade
1000 Minerals
50 Gemstones
2 Diamonds
12 Crystal Crucibles
90,000
Gemstone Shark Skin School of Sharks 800,000
500 Minerals
70 Gemstones
10 Diamonds
12 Crystal Crucibles
144,000

History and Trivia

  • 12 May 2015: The Fungal Cavern was introduced on in the Sandtail Desert region.
  • 9 September 2015: The Fungal Cavern was relocated to the Hollow Heights region.

Larry's Cavern Reports

Larry the Friendly Knight explored the Fungal Cavern and reported back to the King before the area was opened to Hunters.

Larry's Cavern Report #1

The entrance of the cavern is the site of an underground aquifer. The arid desert air soaks up the water, causing the walls to sweat with humidity. Within this damp environment, fungus and other plant life seem to flourish, although they're quickly snatched up by the somewhat amphibious mice here. I've collected some plant samples and am continuing to venture further into the cavern. Small, dark passages lie ahead...

Larry's Cavern Report #2

Moving further into the cavern, the lack of light has prevented the growth of much plant life. However, these narrow passages are rich with minerals! Some traces of water are present, however, the cooler, drier air has made the mice much less dependent on water.

Larry's Cavern Report #3

I've moved past the narrow, mineral-rich passageways and the cavern has opened up once again. Despite the dim lighting, I've spotted sparkling gemstones! The great riches here would make for quite the welcoming environment, if it were not for the fact that the mice here have become increasingly aggressive!

Larry's Cavern Report #4

It's clear that these long forgotten and ancient mice are not welcoming my presence! After pressing further into the cavern I've found even greater treasures! Diamonds sparkle in the walls, illuminated by light let in by tiny cracks in the ceiling. Some crumbling walls have revealed a passage way with an eerie glow ahead.

Larry's Cavern Report #5

This will be my final report. The usual dull sounds that echo throughout the cavern have now come to a dead silence. I can't shake the feeling I'm being watched by something... I must return to Gnawnia to share my findings with the King before the ancient mice here are my undoing.

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