Jungle of Dread

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Hunters who are washed out of Balack's Cove by the High Tide will be moved to the Jungle of Dread.

Jungle of Dread
Region: Tribal Isles
Minimum Rank: Hero
Travel Requirement: Ocean Navigation Kit
Required Power Type: Shadow
Required Cheese: Havarti Cheese
Standard Cheese
Number of Mice: 9
Shops: None
Lose Gold: Yes
Lose Points: Yes
Lose Cheese: No
Release Date: 11 August 2009
Named by the tribes, this dangerous jungle is home to some of the most terrifying mice ever discovered. Long ago the leaders of the tribes discovered a spicy cheese made with peppers capable of distracting the mighty beasts of the jungle. This peppered bait may be the key to luring these mice to a trap...


Overview

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

Hunters who are washed out of Balack's Cove by the High Tide will be moved to the Jungle of Dread.

Hunting with Havarti Cheese

Hunters must acquire Pepper Seeds from the mice in the Derr Dunes, Elub Shore, and Nerg Plains in order to craft the Havarti Cheeses required to catch most mice in the Jungle of Dread.
Hunting with Havarti Cheeses will reward Hunters with items necessary for crafting the Ancient Box Trap. Mice will also drop Fire Salt, which is required for crafting the Inferno Havarti Cheese necessary for attracting mice in Dracano.

Hunting with other cheeses

Hunting in the Jungle of Dread with Gouda Cheese or SUPER|brie+ allows Hunters to attract the Pygmy Wrangler and Swarm of Pygmy Mice which drop Vanilla Beans used in crafting Vanilla Stilton and Vengeful Vanilla Stilton required to attract the mice found in Balack's Cove.

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

Jungle of Dread Mice -- Havarti Cheeses

The mice found in the Jungle of Dread when Hunters arm one of the 6 Havarti Cheeses are weak only to Shadow weapons.

Cheese Preference and Loot

Each of these mice requires a different Havarti Cheese to be attracted to the Hunter's trap..

Mouse
Points
Gold
Required
Havarti Cheese
Ancient Box Trap
Crafting Item
Additional
Items

Loot
Chitinous 44,405 5,845 Pungent Havarti Timeless Mystic Gem Fire Salt
Runic Potion
Fetid Swamp 20,830 5,155 Crunchy Havarti Hinge of Eternity Fire Salt
Runic Potion
Jurassic 39,470 6,490 Creamy Havarti Ancient Relic Staff Fire Salt
Runic Potion
Magma Carrier 49,335 7,180 Spicy Havarti Encrusted Metal of Time Fire Salt
Runic Potion
Primal 16,450 5,800 Sweet Havarti Ethereal Rope Fire Salt
Runic Potion
Stonework Warrior 24,670 4,510 Magical Havarti Engraved Solid Stone Slab Fire Salt
Runestone
Runic Potion

Jungle of Dread Mice - Other Cheeses

These mice are weak to Shadow weapons.
Hunters will need to acquire Vanilla Beans in order to craft Vanilla Stilton and Vengeful Vanilla Stilton for use in Balack's Cove
Because Hunters who are washed out of Balack's Cove by the High Tide are moved to the Jungle of Dread, these mice will be attracted to the two Stilton cheeses.

Cheese Preference and Loot

Standard Cheese (except Gouda Cheese} attracts only the Sylvan Mouse, which is primarily weak to Tactical weapons, though several other Power Types are also effective.
Gouda Cheese and SUPER|brie+ will attract the Pygmy Wrangler Mouse and Swarm of Pygmy Mice.
Vanilla Stilton Cheese and Vengeful Vanilla Stilton Cheese will attract the Pygmy Wrangler Mouse and Swarm of Pygmy Mice, but their use is discouraged since both require Vanilla Beans to craft.

Mouse
Points
Gold
Standard
Cheese

Gouda
Cheese

SUPER|brie+
Vanilla Stilton
Cheese

Vengeful
Vanilla Stilton
Cheese

Loot
Pygmy Wrangler 6,500 1,250 X X X Flawed Orb
Simple Orb
Vanilla Bean
Swarm of Pygmy Mice 5,800 840 X X X X Flawed Orb
Vanilla Bean
Sylvan 275 425 X

Mice with Special Requirements

Acquiring Havarti Cheeses

Creamy Havarti Cheese

Crafting - 6 Piece Recipe

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

Formula: Creamy Havarti (6 pieces)
Recipe can be unlocked by: Capture a Guardian mouse and a Defender mouse
Item Item
Qty
Item
Cost
Item Source
Creamy Orange Pepper 6 N/A
Coconut Milk 10 800
(8,000 total)
Curds and Whey 18 12
(216 total)
Salt 6 6
(36 total)
Total 8,252 gold Cost Per Piece: 1,375.33 gold
Recipe costs represent Shoppe prices only. The cost of items obtained through other sources will affect the total cost of crafting.

Creamy Orange Pepper Plant Recipe

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

The Creamy Orange Pepper Plant appears on the Special tab of the hunter's inventory. Each Creamy Orange Pepper Plant will produce 1 to 5 Creamy Orange Peppers.

Formula: Creamy Orange Pepper Plant
Recipe can be unlocked by: Capture a Guardian mouse and a Defender mouse
Item Item
Qty
Item
Cost
Item Source
Plant Pot 1 900
Red Pepper Seed 1 N/A
Yellow Pepper Seed 1 N/A
Total 900 gold
Recipe costs represent Shoppe prices only. The cost of items obtained through other sources will affect the total cost of crafting.


Crunchy Havarti Cheese

Crafting - 6 Piece Recipe

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

Formula: Crunchy Havarti (6 pieces)
Recipe can be unlocked by: Capture a Protector mouse and a Defender mouse
Item Item
Qty
Item
Cost
Item Source
Crunchy Green Pepper 6 N/A
Coconut Milk 4 800
(3,200 total)
Curds and Whey 18 12
(216 total)
Salt 6 6
(36 total)
Total 3,452 gold Cost Per Piece: 575.33 gold
Recipe costs represent Shoppe prices only. The cost of items obtained through other sources will affect the total cost of crafting.

Crunchy Green Pepper Plant Recipe

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

The Crunchy Green Pepper Plant appears on the Special tab of the hunter's inventory. Each Crunchy Green Pepper Plant will produce 1 to 5 Crunchy Green Peppers.

Formula: Crunchy Green Pepper Plant
Recipe can be unlocked by: Capture a Protector mouse and a Defender mouse
Item Item
Qty
Item
Cost
Item Source
Plant Pot 1 900
Blue Pepper Seed 1 N/A
Yellow Pepper Seed 1 N/A
Total 900 gold
Recipe costs represent Shoppe prices only. The cost of items obtained through other sources will affect the total cost of crafting.


Magical Havarti Cheese

Crafting - 6 Piece Recipe

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

Formula: Magical Havarti (6 pieces)
Recipe can be unlocked by: Capture a Protector mouse
Item Item
Qty
Item
Cost
Item Source
Magical Blue Pepper 6 N/A
Coconut Milk 2 800
(1,600 total)
Curds and Whey 18 12
(216 total)
Salt 6 6
(36 total)
Total 1,852 gold Cost Per Piece: 308.67 gold
Recipe costs represent Shoppe prices only. The cost of items obtained through other sources will affect the total cost of crafting.

Magical Blue Pepper Plant Recipe

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

The Magical Blue Pepper Plant appears on the Special tab of the hunter's inventory. Each Magical Blue Pepper Plant will produce 1 to 5 Magical Blue Peppers.

Formula: Magical Blue Pepper Plant
Recipe can be unlocked by: Capture a Protector mouse
Item Item
Qty
Item
Cost
Item Source
Plant Pot 1 900
Blue Pepper Seed 2 N/A
Total 900 gold
Recipe costs represent Shoppe prices only. The cost of items obtained through other sources will affect the total cost of crafting.


Pungent Havarti Cheese

Crafting - 6 Piece Recipe

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

Formula: Pungent Havarti (6 pieces)
Recipe can be unlocked by: Capture a Guardian mouse and a Protector mouse
Item Item
Qty
Item
Cost
Item Source
Pungent Purple Pepper 6 N/A
Coconut Milk 8 800
(6,400 total)
Curds and Whey 18 12
(216 total)
Salt 6 6
(36 total)
Total 6,652 gold Cost Per Piece: 1108.67 gold
Recipe costs represent Shoppe prices only. The cost of items obtained through other sources will affect the total cost of crafting.

Pungent Purple Pepper Plant Recipe

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

The Pungent Purple Pepper Plant appears on the Special tab of the hunter's inventory. Each Pungent Purple Pepper Plant will produce 1 to 5 Pungent Purple Peppers.

Formula: Pungent Purple Pepper Plant
Recipe can be unlocked by: Capture a Guardian mouse and a Protector mouse
Item Qty Cost (Each) Source
Plant Pot 1 900
Blue Pepper Seed 1 N/A
Red Pepper Seed 1 N/A
Total 900 gold
Recipe costs represent Shoppe prices only. The cost of items obtained through other sources will affect the total cost of crafting.


Spicy Havarti Cheese

Crafting - 6 Piece Recipe

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

Formula: Spicy Havarti (6 pieces)
Recipe can be unlocked by: Capture a Guardian mouse
Item Item
Qty
Item
Cost
Item Source
Spicy Red Pepper 6 N/A
Coconut Milk 12 800
(9,600 total)
Curds and Whey 18 12
(216 total)
Salt 6 6
(36 total)
Total 9,852 gold Cost Per Piece: 1,642 gold
Recipe costs represent Shoppe prices only. The cost of items obtained through other sources will affect the total cost of crafting.

Spicy Red Pepper Plant Recipe

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

The Spicy Red Pepper Plant appears on the Special tab of the hunter's inventory. Each Spicy Red Pepper Plant will produce 1 to 5 Spicy Red Peppers.

Formula: Spicy Red Pepper Plant
Recipe can be unlocked by: Capture a Guardian mouse
Item Item
Qty
Item
Cost
Item Source
Plant Pot 1 900
Red Pepper Seed 2 N/A
Total 900 gold
Recipe costs represent Shoppe prices only. The cost of items obtained through other sources will affect the total cost of crafting.


Sweet Havarti Cheese

Crafting - 6 Piece Recipe

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

Formula: Sweet Havarti (6 pieces)
Recipe can be unlocked by: Capture a Defender mouse
Item Item
Qty
Item
Cost
Item Source
Sweet Yellow Pepper 6 N/A
Coconut Milk 6 800
(4,800 total)
Curds and Whey 18 12
(216 total)
Salt 6 6
(36 total)
Total 5,052 gold Cost Per Piece: 842 gold
Recipe costs represent Shoppe prices only. The cost of items obtained through other sources will affect the total cost of crafting.

Sweet Yellow Pepper Plant Recipe

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

The Sweet Yellow Pepper Plant appears on the Special tab of the hunter's inventory. Each Sweet Yellow Pepper Plant will produce 1 to 5 Sweet Yellow Peppers.

Formula: Sweet Yellow Pepper Plant
Recipe can be unlocked by: Capture a Defender mouse
Item Item
Qty
Item
Cost
Item Source
Plant Pot 1 900
Yellow Pepper Seed 2 N/A
Total 900 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 will need a Shadow weapon to hunt in the Jungle of Dread.

Preparing to Hunt in Dracano

Hunters must acquire Pepper Seeds from the mice in the Derr Dunes, Elub Shore, and Nerg Plains in order to craft the Havarti Cheeses required to catch most mice in the Jungle of Dread.
Hunting with Havarti Cheeses will reward Hunters with items necessary for crafting the Ancient Box Trap. Mice will also drop Fire Salt, which is required for crafting the Inferno Havarti Cheese necessary for attracting mice in Dracano.

Preparing to Hunt in Balack's Cove

Hunting in the Jungle of Dread with Gouda Cheese or SUPER|brie+ allows Hunters to attract the Pygmy Wrangler and Swarm of Pygmy Mice which drop Vanilla Beans used in crafting Vanilla Stilton and Vengeful Vanilla Stilton required to attract the mice found in Balack's Cove.
Hunters who are washed out of Balack's Cove by the High Tide will be moved to the Jungle of Dread.

Location-Specific Effects

Traps

Charms

Adventure Book

Hunters can Defeat the Dreaded Horde by catching each of The Dreaded Horde mice in the Jungle of Dread.

Hunters can complete steps to Slay the Dragon Mouse by gathering Fire Salt in the Jungle of Dread.

Hunters can complete steps to Defeat Balack the Banished by gathering Vanilla Beans in the Jungle of Dread.

Library Assignments

Tournaments

Jungle of Dread mice are worth points during some Tournaments.

Treasure Maps

Mice in the Jungle of Dread are often found on Tribal Isles Treasure Maps, Tribal and Shelder Hunt Treasure Maps, and Relic Hunter Treasure Maps.

Hunting tips by Larry

My knowledge of this area is woefully inadequate, due to my total knee-knocking fear of entering here. Maybe when you learn some things about this area, you can give me some tips. How does that sound?

History and Trivia

  • 11 August 2009: The Jungle of Dread is released.
  • 17 May 2010: The Swarm of Pygmy Mice was added.
  • 16 February 2012: The Pygmy Wrangler was added.
  • 25 May 2012: The current banner image was painted live during an 'Art Edition' of Feedback Friday. Ideas and suggestions for the environment were provided by the audience at the time of painting.

Links



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