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Capturing Carmine the Apothecary in this location will transport Hunters to the Twisted Garden.
Hunting in the Twisted Garden with any cheese other than Duskshade Camembert or Lunaria Camembert will transport Hunters to this location.

Living Garden
Region: Sandtail Desert
Minimum Rank: Baron/Baroness
Travel Requirement: Living Garden Key
Required Power Type: Hydro
Required Cheeses: Standard Cheese
Duskshade Camembert
Required Charm: Sponge Charm
Number of Mice: 8
Shops: Cartographer
Charm Shoppe
Cheese Shoppe
General Store
Lose Gold: Yes
Lose Points: Yes
Lose Cheese: Yes
Release Date: 14 November 2012
The mice that live in this garden use the environment to their advantage, fashioning crude armour and weapons from plantlife in order to protect and hoard all the Garden Essences they can find.


Overview

The Living Garden is a location in the Sandtail Desert region requiring a minimum rank of Baron/Baroness and the Living Garden Key to enter. The Living Garden Key is obtained from the Cartographer at the Muridae Market.

Mice in the Living Garden are weak only to Hydro weapons.

Standard Cheese will attract most mice in the Living Garden, but Duskshade Camembert is required for attracting Carmine the Apothecary. Hunters must use Sponge Charms (or Blue Double Sponge Charms) and play the Dewdrop Minigame to attract the Thirsty Mouse.

Hunters must collect Dewthief Petals and purchase Dewthief Camembert before they will be able to successfully hunt in the Lost City or Sand Dunes locations.

Accessing the Twisted World

The Twisted World locations of Twisted Garden, Cursed City, and Sand Crypts can only be accessed by capturing Carmine the Apothecary with Duskshade Camembert in the Living Garden. Capturing Carmine the Apothecary will move the Hunter to the Twisted Garden and the following message is displayed:

On catching Carmine the Apothecary, a light flashes and a spell she had prepared in advance erupts! Nightmarish tendrils of dark smoke burst from the ground around me, and before I knew it the world had changed before my very eyes into a wild and twisted version of itself.
I can feel this world itself attempting to reject me and send me back, but I must stay as long as I am able to find out what Carmine is doing in this hidden, dark place.

Hunting with any cheese other than Duskshade Camembert or Lunaria Camembert in the Twisted Garden will cause Hunters to be moved to the Living Garden and the following message will be displayed:

Almost as if an illusion suddenly shattered, the world around me snaps back to normal. Using X Cheese has brought me back to the normal world.

It is possible to catch a mouse from the Living Garden with Standard Cheese on the hunt that returns the Hunter to the Living Garden. However, any Sponge charm will be consumed without collecting a Dewdrop from that mouse.
If an M400 Hunting Research Assignment requires capturing the M400 in the Living Garden, Hunters can encounter it in the Twisted Garden, but will be dropped to normal reality for hunting with the wrong cheese.

The Living Garden Sequence

Hunters will need to hunt the areas in the Living Garden sub-region in a specific order. The following steps outline the basic requirements for accessing and hunting in each location. Additional information on minigames and other activities can be found on the individual location pages.

The steps of the cycle that can be completed in the Living Garden location are highlighted in bold.

  • Step 1: Living Garden
Step 1a: Hunt with Standard Cheese in the Living Garden to collect Dewthief Petals.
Step 1b: Use Dewthief Petals to purchase Dewthief Camembert.
Step 2a: Hunt with Dewthief Camembert in the Lost City to collect Dreamfluff Herbs.
Step 2b: Hunt with Dewthief Camembert in the Sand Dunes to collect Duskshade Petals.
Step 2c: Use Dreamfluff Herbs and Duskshade Petals to purchase Duskshade Camembert.
  • Step 3: Living Garden
Step 3a: Hunt with Duskshade Camembert in the Living Garden.
Step 3b: Capture Carmine the Apothecary to open the Twisted World and travel to the Twisted Garden.
Step 4a: Hunt with Duskshade Camembert in the Twisted Garden to collect Graveblossom Petals.
Step 4b: Use Graveblossom Petals to purchase Graveblossom Camembert.
Step 5a: Hunt with Graveblossom Camembert in the Cursed City to collect Plumepearl Herbs.
Step 5b: Hunt with Graveblossom Camembert in the Sand Crypts to collect Lunaria Petals.
Step 5c: Use Plumepearl Herbs and Lunaria Petals to purchase Lunaria Camembert.
Hunt with Lunaria Camembert in the Twisted Garden to attract Twisted Carmine.

Living Garden HUD

Hunters can access and track the following using the Heads-Up Display:

Dewdrop Minigame

The Dewdrop Minigame allows Hunters in the Living Garden to use Sponge Charms or Blue Double Sponge Charms to gather Dewdrops. Pouring Dewdrops will provide Hunters with a number of hunts when it is possible to attract the Thirsty Mouse. The Thirsty Mouse is not a guaranteed attraction or catch.

Sponge Charms will cause Living Garden mice to drop 1 Dewdrop when caught.
Blue Double Sponge Charms will cause Living Garden mice to drop 2 Dewdrops when caught.

Dewdrops should be collected in batches of 20 for maximum effect. Individual Dewdrop pours do not stack.
Example: Pouring 2 batches of 10 Dewdrops each will give the Hunter 10 hunts to attract the Thirsty Mouse for each batch, or 20 hunts in total. Pouring one batch of 20 Dewdrops will give Hunters 35 hunts to attract the Thirsty Mouse.
Sponge Charms and Blue Double Sponge Charms will not cause mice to drop Dewdrops after 20 have been collected, so the charm should be disarmed at that point.

Dewdrops
Collected
Hunts With
Thirsty Mouse
Available
1 1
2 2
3 3
4 4
5 5
6 6
7 7
8 8
9 9
10 10
11 12
12 14
13 16
14 18
15 20
16 22
17 24
18 26
19 28
20 35

After 20 Dewdrops, the Hunter's bucket is full, and the following message is displayed in the Hunter's Journal:

I've filled up on Dewdrops. Time to pour them out and start attracting Thirsty Mice!

Upon 'pouring', the following message is displayed:

I poured out my collected Dewdrops, and started attracting some thirsty mice for the next X hunts!
I should unequip my Sponge Charms and save them for later.

After the hunts expire, the following message is displayed:

With the ground now dry, the Thirsty mice have retreated.

Obtaining Sponge Charms

The Sponge Charm can be purchased in the Living Garden Charm Shoppe in exchange for 200 gold and 1 Aleth Essence.

The Blue Double Sponge Charm can be crafted with the proper ingredients:

Formula: Double Sponge Charm
Item Qty Cost (Each) Source
Flawless Orb 1 N/A
Aleth Essence 2 N/A
Blue Double Dewdrop Powder 1 2,000
Total 2,000

Living Garden Mice

All mice found in the Living Garden are part of the Living Garden Mice group.
All mice found here are weak only to Hydro weapons.

Carmine the Apothecary

Hunters wishing to capture Carmine the Apothecary and travel to the Twisted Garden must hunt in the Living Garden with Duskshade Camembert.

Thirsty Mouse

Hunters wishing to attract the Thirsty Mouse must collect and pour Dewdrops as part of the Dewdrop Minigame.

Cheese Preferences and Loot

Standard Cheeses will attract almost all mice found in the Living Garden.
Duskshade Camembert is required to attract Carmine the Apothecary if Hunters wish to travel to the Twisted Garden.

Mouse
Points
Gold
Standard
Cheese

Duskshade
Camembert

Loot
Bark 11,250 1,950 X Aleth Essence
Dewdrop
Dewthief Petal
Calalilly 15,250 2,050 X Aleth Essence
Dewdrop
Dewthief Petal
Camoflower 11,000 1,250 X X Aleth Essence
Dewdrop
Dewthief Petal
Carmine the Apothecary
Capture moves Hunter to Twisted Garden
12,500 800 X Dewdrop
Shroom 12,500 2,650 X X Aleth Essence
Dewdrop
Dewthief Petal
Strawberry Hotcakes 14,500 1,950 X Ber Essence
Dewdrop
Dewthief Petal
Thirsty
Requires Dewdrop Pour
1,000 1,000 X Ber Essence
Cynd Essence
Dewthief Petal
Thistle 9,050 1,150 X Aleth Essence
Dewdrop
Dewthief Petal

Mice with Special Requirements

Hunting Strategy

This area is visited twice during the Living Garden Sequence.
Initially, Hunters should arm Standard Cheese to collect Dewthief Petals from the mice found in the Living Garden. Hunters can then use Dewthief Petals to purchase Dewthief Camembert.

Dewthief Camembert is used in the Lost City to collect Dreamfluff Herbs and in the Sand Dunes to collect Duskshade Petals. Dreamfluff Herbs and Duskshade Petals are used to purchase Duskshade Camembert.

Hunters can then return to the Living Garden and arm Duskshade Camembert to capture Carmine the Apothecary which opens the Twisted World and causes Hunters to travel to the Twisted Garden.

Hunters wishing to attract the Thirsty Mouse must play the Dewdrop Minigame, which requires using Sponge Charms or Blue Double Sponge Charms to collect Dewdrops.

Location-Specific Effects

Bases

Charms

Adventure Book

Hunters can Obtain a Rift Detector by crafting Dol Essences and purchasing a Rift Detector from the Living Garden Cartographer.

Hunters can complete steps to Defeat Twisted Carmine by catching Carmine the Apothecary with Duskshade Camembert to enter the Twisted Garden.

Library Assignments

Tournaments

Living Garden mice are worth points during some Tournaments.

Treasure Maps

Many mice in the Living Garden are often found on Relic Hunter Treasure Maps and Living Garden Treasure Maps.

Hunting tips by Larry

Hail, brave hunter!

You know, I spent so much time staring at this place, wondering what could be inside... Would it be exotic monsters, or crazed plants? But now that I'm here, all I really know is that something weird is going on!

If you watch carefully, you can observe tiny raids from other mouse tribes coming to the garden and stealing the Garden Essences that accumulate here. You can gather your own as well by trapping the mice that reside here, and then put them to use here in the Garden!

If you check the shop, you'll see that you can purchase Sponge Charms for Aleth Essences and use those to collect dewdrops. Collect enough dewdrops and you can cover the ground in moisture, attracting Thirsty Mice who drop even more and better Garden Essences!

While you're here, make sure to collect as many Dewthief Petals as you can - you'll need them to buy cheese to hunt with later on!

Oh, and don't forget to check out the Book of Living Recipes to find out all the incredible new things you can make out of these Garden Essences!

Perhaps much later, you'll find a cheese you can use to come back here and catch rare and powerful mice!

Shops

These are the shops found in the Living Garden.

Cartographer

Item
Cost
Refund
Requirement
Living Garden Scroll Case 6 Ancient Relic N/A N/A
Rift Detector 120,000
and
5 Dol Essence
N/A N/A

Charm Shoppe

Item
Cost
Per Piece
Refund
Per Piece
Aromatic Oil 1,000,000 1,000,000
Charmbit 25 20
Epic Orb 125,000 125,000
Sponge Charm 200
1 Aleth Essence
N/A

Cheese Shoppe

Item
Cost
Per Piece
Refund
Per Piece
Gouda 600 600
Dewthief Camembert 750
1 Dewthief Petal
N/A
Dewthief Camembert 4-Pack 3,000
3 Dewthief Petal
1 Magic Essence
N/A
Duskshade Camembert 1,100
1 Duskshade Petal
1 Dreamfluff Herbs
N/A
Duskshade Camembert 4-Pack 4,400
3 Duskshade Petal
3 Dreamfluff Herbs
1 Magic Essence
N/A
Graveblossom Camembert 1,500
1 Graveblossom Petal
N/A
Graveblossom Camembert 4-Pack 6,000
3 Graveblossom Petal
1 Magic Essence
N/A
Lunaria Camembert 1,775
1 Lunaria Petal
1 Plumepearl Herbs
N/A
Lunaria Camembert 4-Pack 7,100
3 Lunaria Petal
3 Plumepearl Herbs
1 Magic Essence
N/A

General Store

Item
Cost
Per Piece
Refund
Per Piece
Phantasmic Essence 1,000,000 1,000,000
Plant Pot 900 900
Essence Prism 500 500
Rift Base Blueprints 7,500,000 7,500,000

History and Trivia

  • 2 June 2011: The Living Garden first appeared on the Travel page, but could not be visited.
  • 14 November 2012: The Living Garden opened.

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