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Hunting in the Cursed City with any cheese other than Graveblossom Camembert will transport Hunters to the Lost City.

Lost City
Region: Sandtail Desert
Minimum Rank: Baron/Baroness
Travel Requirement: Living Garden Key
Required Power Type: Arcane
Required Cheeses: Dewthief Camembert
Required Charms: Searcher Charm
Number of Mice: 6
Shops: Charm Shoppe
Cheese Shoppe
General Store
Lose Gold: Yes
Lose Points: Yes
Lose Cheese: Yes
Release Date: 14 November 2012
This city suffered a terrible curse and was lost between dimensions! The mice residing here are ghostly apparitions as well, trapped between dimensions in an incorporeal state.


Overview

The Lost City 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 Lost City are weak only to Arcane weapons.

Duskshade Camembert is required for attracting all mice in the Lost City. Hunters must use Searcher Charms and play the Lost Curse Minigame to attract the Essence Collector Mouse.

Hunters must collect Dreamfluff Herbs to use in purchasing Duskshade Camembert. Duskshade Camembert is required for attracting Carmine the Apothecary in the Living Garden to enter the Twisted World.

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 Graveblossom Camembert in the Cursed City will cause Hunters to be moved to the Lost City 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.

If an M400 Hunting Research Assignment requires capturing the M400 in the Lost City, Hunters can encounter it in the Cursed City, 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 Lost City location are highlighted in bold.

Step 1a: Hunt with Standard Cheese in the Living Garden to collect Dewthief Petals.
Step 1b: Use Dewthief Petals to purchase Dewthief Camembert.
  • Step 2: Lost City and Sand Dunes - steps a and b can be done in any order.
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 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.

Lost City HUD

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

Lost Curse Minigame

To activate the Lost Curse Minigame, Hunters need to catch a mouse while the Searcher Charm is armed.

Searcher Charms can be purchased in the Lost City Charm Shoppe in exchange for 350 gold and 1 Aleth Essence.

The following message will be displayed in the Hunter's Journal when the curse is lifted:

The power of my Searcher Charm dispelled the Lost Curse, lifting the curse from the Lost City!
I should unequip my Searcher Charms and save them for later.

The HUD message will also change to The curse is lifted! The Essence Collectors have stopped hiding! Watch out for that Cursed Mouse! Once the minigame is activated, Essence Collector mice can be attracted to the Hunter's trap, and the Cursed mouse will not be attracted for the first three hunts. The curse will reappear once the hunter encounters a Cursed mouse and the following message will be displayed:

The terrible power of the Cursed Mouse re-ignited the curse on the Lost City!

Hunters can arm the Safeguard Charm to avoid encountering the Cursed Mouse. Safeguard Charms are regularly found in Living Garden Treasure Chests and are available for purchase on the Marketplace.

Lost City Mice

All mice found in the Lost City are part of the Lost City Mice group.
All mice found here are weak only to Arcane weapons.

Cursed Mouse

Capturing the Cursed Mouse will restore the Lost City Curse in the Lost Curse Minigame. This mouse will not be encountered for the 3 hunts immediately after the curse is lifted.
Safeguard Charms can be armed to prevent the attraction of the Cursed Mouse.

Essence Collector Mouse

Hunters wishing to attract the Essence Collector Mouse must lift the Lost City Curse as part of the Lost Curse Minigame.

Cheese Preferences and Loot

Dewthief Camembert is required to attract all mice in the Lost City.

Mouse
Points
Gold
Loot
Cursed
Avoids Safeguard Charms
6,500 1,250
Essence Collector
Requires Lifted Curse
22,500 4,250 Ber Essence
Cynd Essence
Dreamfluff Herbs
Ethereal Enchanter 13,500 2,580 Aleth Essence
Dreamfluff Herbs
Ethereal Engineer 15,000 1,200 Aleth Essence
Ber Essence
Dreamfluff Herbs
Ethereal Librarian 14,500 1,850 Aleth Essence
Ber Essence
Cynd Essence
Dreamfluff Herbs
Ethereal Thief 16,500 1,650 Aleth Essence
Ber Essence
Dreamfluff Herbs

Mice with Special Requirements

  • M400 – This mouse will sometimes be available in the Lost City when Hunters are actively working an M400 Hunting Research Assignment. It is attracted only to Fusion Fondue which will not attract any other mice. It drops a wide variety of loot.

Hunting Strategy

Hunters should arm Dewthief Camembert to collect Dreamfluff Herbs from the mice found in the Lost City. Hunters can then use Dreamfluff Herbs (along with Duskshade Petals) 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 Essence Collector Mouse must play the Lost Curse Minigame, which requires using Searcher Charms.

Location-Specific Effects

Bases

Charms

Adventure Book

Hunters can complete steps to Defeat Twisted Carmine by hunting with Dewthief Camembert in the Lost City.

Library Assignments

Tournaments

Lost City mice are worth points during some Tournaments.

Treasure Maps

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

Hunting tips by Larry

I hope you managed to build up a large collection of Dewthief Cheese , hunter. The mice in this city don't seem to like anything else!

Long ago something strange happened to this city: it became trapped between two dimensions. You will only find ghostly appertains here, but do not be fooled - these mice are very much alive! Existing in multiple dimensions has it's advantages and the mice have learned to control them. These mice can swipe your cheese while still being mostly immune to your trap. It would seem that they are bound to our reality by their inherent magical aspect. Because of this weakness, your Arcane traps will be extremely effective at countering these wispy foes.

If you're looking to collect the most Garden Essences here, you'll want to dispel the Lost Curse that affects you while here. To do that, purchase a Searcher Charm from the store and catch a mouse. Simple as that! When the curse is dispelled, the Essence Collector Mouse is free to roam, and you're free to catch it and steal his cache of Garden Essences! But beware, should the Cursed Mouse show, the Lost Curse will be renewed and you'll need to use another Searcher Charm again.

Be sure to collect all the Dreamfluff Herbs you can while you're here. You'll need them to create cheese to keep hunting with!

Shops

These are the shops that can be found in the Lost City:

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
Searcher Charm 350
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
Arcane Crystal 2,500,000 2,500,000
Tiny Platinum Bar 60,000 60,000
Plant Pot 900 900
Essence Prism 500 500
Rift Base Blueprints 7,500,000 7,500,000

History and Trivia

  • 14 November 2012: The Lost City opened along with the Living Garden.

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