A Rift has opened in Gnawnia... Powerful otherworldly mice threaten the Kingdom!
Gnawnia Rift Opening
Outside of the Meadow, a perilous tear in the very fabric of reality has opened, revealing a dangerous plane of existence known as the Rift! Within the Rift are extremely powerful mice that bear a familiar resemblance. Could this be evidence of what caused the abundance of mice in Gnawnia? Could the Rift be feeding power into our realm, strengthening the mice around us?
The King is calling upon the most experienced of hunters to help fight back the mice of the Gnawnia Rift. Hunters with the rank of Count/Countess and above, prepare for a challenge!
Calibrating a Rift Detector
Rifts are just barely within our plane of existence, meaning you're going to need some very specialized equipment in order to locate and enter one. This sort of phenomenon is not entirely a mystery, however. Rifts are similar to the portal located in the Forbidden Grove and to the shift that occurs in the Twisted Garden, only more intense and powerful. After careful experimentation involving the effects of Living Garden Essences, researchers have been able to use them to calibrate a device capable of locating the Rift and allowing a hunter to enter one.
These Rift Detectors require essences to calibrate. However, due to the immediate concern over the Rift, the King has ordered Larry to assemble a stockpile of Rift Detectors to equip any hunter that solved the mystery surrounding the Dance Hall power generator. If you've found all three clues pertaining to the power surges that occured during the Birthday Dance Party, head to the Cartographer at the Vacant Lot to obtain a Rift Detector!
If you have yet to unlock the power generator mystery, there's still time! Head to the Vacant Lot to collect clues and learn of the mystery of the Rift.
Finally, once the Vacant Lot closes and its shops leave, the Rift Detector will be for sale at the Living Garden Cartographer at its full cost of gold and essences.
For a limited time, Rift Detectors are available at the Vacant Lot.
If you've helped solve the power generator mystery, grab a Rift Detector!
Once the Vacant Lot closes, Rift Detectors will be sold at the Living Garden Cartographer
Utilizing the Rift Power Type
Current trap technology is only marginally effective within a Rift. A new power type is required to hunt the powerful mice which reside within a Rift, appropriately named "Rift Power". The Trapsmith stationed within the Gnawnian Rift has already drafted a design for a trap with a Rift power type, however, the design requires a rare and powerful crystal element only found within the Rift itself. Should you come across one of these rare Rift Crystals, be sure to visit the Trapsmith and purchase your first Rift trap!
Until you acquire a Rift power type trap, you'll have to arm your most powerful trap and hope it does the trick! Take heed: Current traps are largely ineffective against Rift mice, but they are the only trap that might stand a chance against these mice. Prepare for a challenge of the utmost grit!
Rift mice are extremely resistant to current trap technology!
Steel yourselves, hunters; it's going to be extremely tough until you build a Rift trap!
A Theory: String Cheese
Early attempts at attracting a mouse within the Rift proved entirely unsuccesful with any current known types of bait. Not long after, however, some peculiar rubbery cheese curds were discovered, capable of producing a highly stringable snack known as String Cheese! The shopkeeper at the Cheese Shoppe has produced a variety of these String Cheeses including Marble, Swiss, and Brie.
A particularly powerful discovery came when combining the power of Magic and Aleth Essences with the curd to create Magical String Cheese! This magical variation is nearly irresistible to many mice within the Rift, boasting a powerful attraction rate!
Craft Magical String using Magic Essence, Aleth Essence, and Rift Curd!
Magic String Cheese Supply Kits
In an effort to defend the Kingdom from the dangerous mice within the Rift, the King has sanctioned the use of the Kingdom's own supply of essences to assemble various packages and kits containing Magical String Cheese!
15 Magical String Cheese
15 Pieces of Magical String Cheese
1 Month Lucky Golden Shield
Magical Rift Gift
75 Magical String Cheese
1 Random, Rift-related item
1 Month Lucky Golden Shield
Rift Survival Kit
1,200 Magical String Cheese
3 Riftiago Potions
2 Months Lucky Golden Shield
A Rift is opening in Gnawnia!
- Travel to the Vacant Lot (previously the Dance Hall)
- Spend any remaining Party Supplies and Disco Balls
- Grab a Rift Detector at the Vacant Lot Cartographer
- Travel to the Gnawnia Rift
- Encounter powerful and challenging mice!
- Discover the first Rift trap
Travel to the Vacant Lot
Dance Hall closes and becomes the Vacant Lot
With the Birthday Dance Party now over, the Dance Hall has closed its doors and been taken down. In its place is the Vacant Lot, where the various shops that were at the Dance Hall will remain open for one week. A cartographer has also been added, which is selling a Rift Detector to any hunter which investigated the power generator mystery involving Moussiles. If you have yet to capture a Moussile, they can still be encountered within the Vacant Lot.
The Vacant Lot Cartographer will soon return to the Living Garden where the Rift Detector will permenantly be on sale for all hunters at a cost of gold and Living Garden Essences.
-- Dave Vanderburg