Toxic Spill

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Toxic Spill
Region: Burroughs
Minimum Rank: Hero
Travel Requirement: Laboratory Map Piece
Rank required by Pollution Level
Required Cheese: Rancid Radioactive Blue Cheese
Number of Mice: 23
Shops: Cartographer
Charm Shoppe
Cheese Shoppe
General Store
Lose Gold: Yes
Lose Points: Yes
Lose Cheese: Yes
Release Date: 21 January 2014
Pollution spewing out of the Laboratory has resulted in this hideous Toxic Spill! The Hunter's Title required to enter is dependent on the current contamination level.


Overview

The Toxic Spill is a location in the Burroughs region requiring a minimum rank of Hero and the Laboratory Map Piece to enter. Mice in this location may steal points, gold, or multiple pieces of cheese if not captured.

Though Hunters ranked Hero and above can enter the Toxic Spill, the ability to do so is based upon the severity of the pollution levels, ranging from Hero to Archduke/Archduchess. As the severity of the Toxic Spill falls and risess, lower ranks are permitted or denied access to the location. The available mouse population changes depending on the rank currently permitted to hunt. Refining of Crude Pollutinum into Pollutinum can be done at any time when the hunter has Crude Pollutinum in their barrel.


Heads-Up Display

The Heads-up Display covers several aspects of the area. In the top left is a count of the current number of hunters in the area.

Cheese and Charms

On the right side is a display showing the hunter's inventory of Rancid Radioactive Blue, Magical Rancid Radioactive Blue, Rotten Charms, Super Rotten Charms, Soap Charms, and Super Soap Charms and allows Hunters to arm or crafted each charm.
The tool-tips for each cheese and charm read as follows:

Rancid Radioactive Blue is the best common cheese here.
Magical Rancid Radioactive Blue attracts more of the most toxic mice.
Rotten Charms attract mice that drop Soapy Suds.
Super Rotten Charms attract more mice that drop Soapy Suds.
Soap Charms give a power and luck bonus against Polluted mice. Refine +1 Crude Pollutinum per hunt with this armed!
Super Soap Charms are the rarest, adding a strong bonus against Polluted mice. Refine +2 Crude Pollutinum per hunt with this armed!

Rank and Progress

Across the bottom of the HUD is a display showing whether the spill is falling or rising, the 8 Rank levels of the area, showing which ranks can currently contribute to the hunt and the amount of time remaining to the next spill level.

Hovering over the ranks gives the length of that rank.


Crude Pollutinum

The amount of Crude Pollutinum the hunter has collected,whether you are collecting or refining and the quantity of Crude Pollutinum that can be refined per successful hunt is shown in the lower right. The tooltip reads as follow:

Convert Crude Pollutinum into refined Pollutinum every hunt. Upgraded barrels and Soap charms refine it faster. While refining, you can't gather Crude Pollutinum. Currently refining x Pollutinum per hunt!

While refining;
A successful catch will create the following Journal entry:
You scrubba-lubba-dub-dubbed your barrel and refined x Crude Pollutinum into x Pollutinum!
A unsuccessful catch will create the following Journal entry:
The mouse attacked your barrel while it was open for refining. You lost x Crude Pollutinum!

Different Barrels can store and refine different amounts of Pollutinum:

Barrel Stored Base
Refine
Special Item Extra Refine
Default 200 1 S.U.P.E.R. Scum Scrubber +1 Pollutinum
Small Barrel 210 2 Soap Charm +1 Pollutinum
Medium Barrel 225 3 Super Soap Charm +2 Pollutinum
Large Barrel 250 5

The amount of Crude Pollutinum is initially capped at 200, although a hunter can increase the limit to as much as 250 by purchasing various sizes of Waste Barrels at the general store.

Any Crude Pollutinum that the hunter had in their inventory from before the change to a permanent area is now listed as Stale Crude Pollutinum.

Rancid Radioactive Blue Cheese and Magical Rancid Radioactive Blue Cheese

If a hunter does not have Rancid Radioactive Blue Cheese or Magical Rancid Radioactive Blue Cheese armed, a message appears in the display warning:

You must arm Rancid Radioactive Blue to attract mice in this area!

Pollution Levels

Cleanup Times and Maps by Pollution Level
Hunter's Title
Pollution Level
Level Length Toxic Spill
Treasure Map
Archduke/Archduchess 24 Hours Elite
Grand Duke/Grand Duchess 24 Hours Arduous
Duke/Duchess 24 Hours Elaborate
Count/Countess 24 Hours Hard
Baron/Baroness 18 Hours Medium
Lord/Lady 18 Hours Easy
Knight 16 Hours Easy
Hero 30 Hours Easy


The level length for Knight to Grand Duke/Grand Duchess are for either falling OR rising.

The level length for Hero and Archduke/Archduchess are for falling AND rising.

Mice

All mice in the Toxic Spill are part of The Polluted group and are weak only to Hydro weapons.

Rank Requirements and Loot

Rancid Radioactive Blue Cheese will attract The Polluted mice found in the Toxic Spill according to the table below.
Magical Rancid Radioactive Blue will greatly increases the attraction rate of the Mutated Behemoth during the Archduke/ Archduchess level.
Magical Rancid Radioactive Blue will attract all but the Mutated Behemoth when used during Hero up to Grand Duke/Grand Duchess contamination levels. The more severe the pollution level, the greater the chance of attracting more powerful breeds.
Rotten Charms or Super Rotten Charms are required to attract the Lab Technician Mouse.
Super Rotten Charms are required to attract the Hazmat Mouse.

Mouse
Points
Gold
Hero
Knight
Lord
Lady

Baron
Baroness

Count
Countess

Duke
Duchess

Grand Duke
Grand Duchess

Archduke
Archduchess

Loot
Biohazard 64,000 6,300 X X X X Canister Ring
Crude Pollutinum
Bog Beast 11,500 4,700 X X X X X X Canister Ring
Crude Pollutinum
Incinerated Garbage Bath Skin Pattern
Radioactive Sludge
Scum Scrubber Trap Blueprints
Stale Cheese
Stale SUPER|brie+
Gelatinous Octahedron 21,000 2,000 X X X X X Canister Ring
Crude Pollutinum
Flawed Orb
Polluted Theme Scrap I
Polluted Theme Scrap II
Polluted Theme Scrap III
Hazmat

Requires:
Super Rotten Charm
25,000 5,000 X X X X X X X X Crude Pollutinum
Rancid Radioactive Blue Potion
Soapy Phantasmic Oasis Skin Pattern
Soapy Suds
Washboard Base Blueprints
Lab Technician

Requires:
Rotten Charm or
Super Rotten Charm
10,500 3,000 X X X X X X X X Crude Pollutinum
Rancid Radioactive Blue Potion
Soapy Oasis Skin Pattern
Soapy Suds
Washboard Base Blueprints
Monster Tail 13,500 2,500 X X X X X X Canister Ring
Crude Pollutinum
Mutant Mongrel 99,000 8,888 X X X Canister Ring
Crude Pollutinum
Mutant Ninja 66,000 5,000 X X X X Canister Ring
Crude Pollutinum
Noxious School of Sharks Skin Pattern
Polluted Base Blueprints
Polluted Chrome MonstroBot Skin Pattern
Simple Orb
Mutated Behemoth 150,000 12,000 X Crude Pollutinum
Divine Orb
Polluted Base Blueprints
Mutated Siblings 4,000 1,200 X X X X X X Canister Ring
Crude Pollutinum
Flawed Orb
Outbreak Assassin 95,000 10,000 X X X Canister Ring
Crude Pollutinum
Polluted Base Blueprints
Plague Hag 46,000 3,000 X X X X X X Canister Ring
Crude Pollutinum
Scrap Metal Monster 36,000 4,200 X X X X X X Canister Ring
Crude Pollutinum
Polluted Theme Scrap I
Polluted Theme Scrap II
Polluted Theme Scrap III
Scrap Metal
Slimefist 110,000 4,900 X X X Canister Ring
Crude Pollutinum
Polluted Theme Scrap I
Polluted Theme Scrap II
Polluted Theme Scrap III
Sludge 4,500 3,500 X X X X X X Canister Ring
Crude Pollutinum
Sludge Soaker 35,000 4,500 X X X X X X Canister Ring
Crude Pollutinum
Polluted Base Blueprints
Sludge Swimmer 120,000 10,000 X X Canister Ring
Crude Pollutinum
Flawless Orb
Spore 12,000 1,500 X X X X X X Canister Ring
Crude Pollutinum
Flawed Orb
Stale SUPER|brie+
Swamp Runner 3,250 500 X X X X X X Canister Ring
Crude Pollutinum
Polluted Base Blueprints
Telekinetic Mutant 79,000 2,000 X X X X Canister Ring
Crude Pollutinum
Polluted Theme Scrap I
Polluted Theme Scrap II
Polluted Theme Scrap III
Tentacle 79,000 6,000 X X X X Canister Ring
Crude Pollutinum
Polluted Base Blueprints
The Menace 125,000 10,500 X X Canister Ring
Crude Pollutinum
Polluted Theme Scrap I
Polluted Theme Scrap II
Polluted Theme Scrap III
Toxic Warrior 90,000 7,000 X X X Canister Ring
Crude Pollutinum

Hunting Strategy

Adventure Book

Hunters can complete the Refine Pollutinum adventure in the Toxic Spill

Treasure Maps

Mice in the Toxic Spill are often found on Toxic Spill Treasure Maps.

Hunting tips by Larry

YUCK! This Toxic Spill is disgusting! Full of sludge, goo, grime, and scrap!

The Toxic Spill has had dastardly effects on the mice here! Some have grown to massive proportion, while others have gained powerful abilities! These mice are incredibly challenging adversaries!

The severity of the spill is determined by its contamination level. High levels of contamination are where the most powerful mice reside, while lower levels are home to weaker breeds. The contamination level also determines what title a hunter requires in order to enter the area. These levels will slowly rise and fall with the production schedule of the Laboratory and the ebb and flow of the Rodentia Ocean tide. The King has decreed that once the Toxic Spill levels start to go beyond a certain point, the production must stop until the toxic levels subside back down to a level suitable for hunters of Hero rank. In order to lure the Polluted mice to your trap, you'll need a more pungent version of Radioactive Blue Cheese called Rancid Radioactive Blue Cheese. This bait can be made from Radioactive Curd and Sludge, however, the King has also dispatched a cheese vendor to the area, allowing you to purchase the bait from the Cheese Shoppe here.

In addition to Rancid Radioactive Blue Cheese, a new Magical Radioactive Blue Cheese has been drummed up by the scientists at the Laboratory. This new cheese is extremely potent and demands the attention of the Polluted mice. With this bait armed, it will allow you to attract any mouse from any tier up to Grand Duke! It may not pull the powerful Archduke mice out of hiding before levels have reached a certain toxicity, BUT they can not resist it either once they have revealed themselves! You'll also want to arm your most powerful Hydro trap! The mice here are some of the most challenging you'll find, meaning each bit of Power and every ounce of Luck will benefit you.

During your hunting endeavours, you'll likely come across a unique item called Crude Pollutinum. This gooey resource can be refined into Pollutinum: a more useful version of itself. Pollutinum can be used to craft a wide variety of useful items including, charms, bases, trap skins, and more!

Well, that's all the advice I have for you, hunter. Grab some soapy water and get to work! This place is hideous.

Location-Specific Effects

Weapons

Your S.U.P.E.R. Scum Scrubber scrubbed the mouse clean and found 1 Crude Pollutinum!
  • The S.U.P.E.R. Scum Scrubber Trap will, while refining Crude Pollutinum at the Toxic Spill activate its super-scrubbing mode and refine an additional unit of Crude Pollutinum with each mouse a hunter catches!

Bases

  • The Washboard Base provides an additional 5 Luck and +5% Power Bonus for a total of 13 luck and 15% Power Bonus when armed in the Toxic Spill.

Charms

  • The Rotten Charm attracts the Lab Technician Mouse.
  • The Super Rotten Charm attracts the Hazmat and Lab Technician Mouse.
  • The Soap Charm has an additional 10 Luck and +5000 Power when armed in the Toxic Spill.
  • The Soap Charm while refining Crude Pollutinum provides a bonus of +1 to the amount of Crude Pollutinum you can refine each hunt. This charm also prevents the loss of Crude Pollutinum during the refining process when you fail to catch a mouse.
  • The Super Soap Charm has an additional 12 Luck and +8000 Power when armed in the Toxic Spill.
  • The Super Soap Charm while refining Crude Pollutinum provides a bonus of +2 to the amount of Crude Pollutinum you can refine each hunt. This charm also prevents the loss of Crude Pollutinum during the refining process when you fail to catch a mouse.

Shops

Cartographer

Item
Cost
Refund
Requirement
Toxic Scroll Case 3
Ancient Relics
N/A None

Charm Shoppe

Item
Cost
Per Piece
Refund
Per Piece
Charmbit 25 20

Cheese Shoppe

Item
Cost
Per Piece
Refund
Per Piece
Brie 200 200
Rancid Radioactive Blue Cheese 450

2 Radioactive Blue Cheese

1 Radioactive Sludge
N/A
Magical Rancid Radioactive Blue Cheese 450

10 Radioactive Blue

1 Magic Essence
N/A

General Store

Item
Cost
Per Piece
Refund
Per Piece
Curds and Whey 12 3
Ionized Salt 450 150
Salt 6 2
Canister Ring 12,000
100 Pollutinum
10 Scrap Metal
N/A
Small Waste Barrel 25,000
20 Pollutinum
1 Canister Ring
25 Scrap Metal
N/A
Medium Waste Barrel 50,000
50 Pollutinum
4 Canister Ring
50 Scrap Metal
1 Small Waste Barrel
N/A
Large Waste Barrel 100,000
75 Pollutinum
8 Canister Ring
100 Scrap Metal
1 Medium Waste Barrel
N/A
Refined Pollutinum Base Blueprints 766,000 N/A

History of Toxic Spills

Beginning
Date
Hunter's Title
Pollution Level
21 January 2014 Duke/Duchess
12 February 2014 Grand Duke/Grand Duchess
03 April 2014 Count/Countess
22 April 2014 Grand Duke/Grand Duchess
20 May 2014 Archduke/Archduchess
17 June 2014 Archduke/Archduchess
13 August 2014 Count/Countess
02 October 2014 Grand Duke/Grand Duchess
10 November 2014 Archduke/Archduchess
20 April 2015 Archduke/Archduchess
16 June 2015 Duke/Duchess
04 November 2015 Archduke/Archduchess
12 February 2016 Count/Countess
31 March 2016 Duke/Duchess
14 July 2016 Archduke/Archduchess
21 February 2017 Archduke/Archduchess
19 April 2017 Grand Duke/Grand Duchess

History and Trivia

  • 21 January 2014: The first Toxic Spill occurred. Hunters ranked Duke/Duchess were the first to be allowed entry.
  • 4 November 2015: The King assembled a crew to clean up Toxic Spills at a much more predictable pace. As with past spills, Hunters are allowed into the Toxic Spill location based on their Rank, but each level now lasts a standard period of time.
  • 12 February 2016, the standard time for each level below Count/Countess was reduced by 2-4 hours.
  • 18 July 2017: The Toxic Spill was made a permanent location. The location description was also changed. The previous description read as:
A sudden burst of pollution from the Laboratory has resulted in this hideous Toxic Spill! The Hunter's Title required to enter is dependant on the current contamination level. As hunters clean the area and lower the contamination, less experienced hunters will be permitted to enter. Hunters are not allowed in the area when there is no pollution to clean up.

Links


Locations
(quick reference)
Gnawnia:  • Meadow   • Town of Gnawnia   • Windmill   • Harbour
 • Mountain
Valour:  • King's Arms   • Tournament Hall   • King's Gauntlet
Whisker Woods:  • Calm Clearing   • Great Gnarled Tree   • Lagoon
Burroughs:  • Laboratory   • Toxic Spill   • Town of Digby   • Mousoleum   • Bazaar
Furoma:  • Training Grounds   • Dojo   • Meditation Room   • Pinnacle Chamber
Bristle Woods:  • Catacombs   • Forbidden Grove   • Acolyte Realm
Tribal Isles:  • Cape Clawed   • Elub Shore   • Nerg Plains   • Derr Dunes
 • Jungle of Dread   • Dracano   • Balack's Cove
Varmint Valley:  • Claw Shot City   • Gnawnian Express Station   • Fort Rox
Queso Canyon:  • Queso River   • Prickly Plains   • Cantera Quarry
Rodentia:  • S.S. Huntington III   • Slushy Shoreline   • Seasonal Garden   • Zugzwang's Tower
 • Crystal Library   • Iceberg   • Sunken City
Sandtail Desert:  • Fiery Warpath   • Muridae Market   • Living Garden
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Hollow Heights:  • Fungal Cavern   • Labyrinth   • Zokor   • Moussu Picchu
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