Whisker Woods Rift

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If a tree falls in the woods, does it make a sound? Yes, It sounds like the angry yelling of crowded mice! Bursting forth from the surrounding area is the entrance of a new Rift. Can you head deep into the angered overgrowth of the Whisker Woods Rift and calm it down?


Description and Requirements

Overview

The Whisker Woods Rift is a location in the Rift Plane region requiring a minimum rank of Duke/Duchess and the Rift Detector to enter.

The main gameplay for this area consists in generating Rage levels among the mice, to attract better mice. There are three factions of mice in the area: Crazed Clearing, Gigantic Gnarled Tree, and Deep Lagoon. Each faction has 8 mice: three that are attracted when the rage level for their faction is between 0 and 24 (each catch raises the rage level by 1), another three attracted for rage levels of 25 through 49 (each catch raises the rage level by 2, unless it would go past 50), a mini-boss that is only attracted when the rage has reached 50, and a mouse that is attracted only when the correct charm is armed, regardless of current rage level (raises the rage level by up to 6, unless it would go past 50). Catching a mouse leaves a message in the Hunter's Journal:

The rage in the XXX increased by X!

Hitting 25 rage in any faction leaves this message:

My continued presence has angered the mice of the XXX!
More dangerous mice have descended from the branches above!

Hitting 50 rage leaves a message specific to the faction, such as:

The Tri-dra Mouse emerges from the surface of the lagoon, snapping at me in fury!
I must catch this mouse in order to calm all the mice in the Whisker Woods Rift.

Catching a Gilded Leaf mouse (attracted only to Magical String) raises the rage level of all three factions by 2 each, with this message:

Catching the Gilded Leaf Mouse enraged all mice!
The mice of all three areas were enraged by 2!

If a faction-specific charm is used, the increase in rage will go to the charm's faction rather than the faction of the caught mouse, altering the message as follows:

"My XXX Charm funneled the rage of this mouse into the XXX, increasing the rage by X!

The faction-specific charms can be crafted with loot dropped by any of the mice (although the loot is more common with the harder mice); the loot and charms can also be traded at the Marketplace. When catching a mini-boss or Monstrous Black Widow, the rage levels of all three factions are reset to 0, unless a Taunting Charm was consumed to keep the rage levels high; this message is left in the journal:

I defeated the XXX Mouse!
Intimidated by his defeat, the other mice shrink back into hiding.

Each mini-boss drops a crafting ingredient required for Lactrodectus Lancashire cheese. Trying to use this cheese before all factions are enraged gives a message warning that the cheese is not effective:

The Rift seems too peaceful to attract the attention of the Monstrous Black Widow Mouse! Until all the areas are crying out in fury, I should save my Lactrodectus Lancashire Cheese!

Once all three factions are enraged to at least 25, use of this cheese makes it possible to attract the final mouse, the Monstrous Black Widow, although the chances for attracting her are higher when the rage levels of each faction are high. Catching her guarantees a Widow's Web loot, used in purchasing the Fracture and Fissure bases, as well as for crafting a Taunting Charm; she is also more likely to leave better loot like Rift Ultimate Luck Charm, Rift Ultimate Power Charm, and Plankrun's Whisker Woods Rift Notes if a hunter got all the way to 50 rage in each faction before hunting her. Catching her leaves this message:

I defeated the Monstrous Black Widow Mouse! A hush falls over the Whisker Woods Rift as the mice cower in awe at your astonishing accomplishment...

Heads-Up Display

The Heads-Up Display shows the current rage level of each faction (blue for 0-24, yellow for 25-49, red for 50), along with a graphic of the mice attracted from the faction at that level; hovering over the rage meter shows the current count of cheese ingredients obtained from that faction's mini-boss. Below the rage meter is a display of the current quantity of faction charms, with a button to arm the charm. Hovering over the charm shows the recipe for crafting the charm, with a count of inventory obtained towards that purpose, and with a button to perform the crafting.

Faction 0-24 rage 25-49 rage Charm-specific
Mouse
Mini-boss Charm
ingredient
Charm Cheese
ingredient
Crazed Clearing Mossy Moosker
Cranky Caterpillar
Bloomed Sylvan
Treant Queen
Spirit Fox
Red-Eyed Watcher Owl
Cherry Sprite Cyclops Barbarian Rift Cherries Cherry Charm Tasty Spider Mould
Gigantic Gnarled Tree Spirit of Balance
Fungal Frog
Karmachameleon
Red Coat Bear
Rift Tiger
Nomadic Warrior
Naturalist Centaur Ranger Rift-torn Roots Gnarled Charm Creamy Gnarled Sap
Deep Lagoon Twisted Treant
Water Sprite
Crazed Goblin
Medicine
Tree Troll
Winged Harpy
Grizzled Silth Tri-dra Sap-filled Thorns Stagnant Charm Crumbly Rift Salts

Shops

These are the shops that can be found in the Whisker Woods Rift:

Factions

The mice in the Whisker Woods Rift are separated into 3 Factions and two additional mice that are unaffiliated with any faction:

  • Crazed Clearing
  • Gigantic Gnarled Tree
  • Deep Lagoon

The mice available to catch depend upon the level of Rage the Hunter has produced by capturing mice. Mice from each faction will always be available to catch, but as rage for a faction grows the available mice from that faction will change.

The rage level of one faction has no effect on which mice can be attracted from the other two factions.

Example:

When first entering the Whisker Woods Rift the rage for all three factions is zero and Hunters can encounter the mice found in the 0-24 Rage column (see Mice tables below) of each faction.
However, when the rage for one faction reaches 25, Hunters will encounter mice from the 25-49 Rage column for that faction, but continue to encounter mice from the 0-24 Rage column for the other two factions.

Unaffiliated Mice

The Gilded Leaf Mouse can be encountered at all rage levels, but is only attracted to Magical String Cheese. When captured, it provides 6 total rage that is divided evenly between the three factions (2 rage each) unless rage channeling charms (Cherry, Gnarled, and Stagnant Charm).are being used.

The Monstrous Black Widow Mouse can only be encountered when the rage for all three factions is 25 or greater, but it is only attracted to Lactrodectus Lancashire. When capturred, the rage for all three factions is reset to zero unless Taunting Charms are armed.

Crazed Clearing Mice

Hunters must capture these mice to increase the rage level of the Crazed Clearing faction.
When Crazed Clearing rage increases to 25, the selection of mice available changes.
When Crazed Clearing rage reaches 50, the Cyclops Barbarian is released.
Capturing the Cyclops Barbarian will reset the rage level of all three factions to zero.
Capturing the Cyclops Barbarian with a Taunting Charm armed will prevent the rage level from resetting to zero.

The rage levels of the Great Gnarled Tree and Deep Lagoon factions have no effect on the attraction of mice in the Crazed Clearing faction.

Cherry Charms

Arming Cherry Charms will cause the rage of all mice, regardless of faction, to be channeled to the Crazed Clearing.
Cherry Charms are required to attract the Cherry Sprite Mouse.

Rage from Crazed Clearing mice will be channeled to the Deep Lagoon faction when Stagnant Charms are armed and to the Gigantic Gnarled Tree when Gnarled Charms are armed.


Mouse

Points

Gold

Rage
0-24
25-49
50
Loot
Crazed Clearing
Rage Level

Bloomed Sylvan 44,400 7,180 1 X Rift-torn Roots
Sap-filled Thorns
Cherry Sprite
Requires Cherry Charm
82,500 22,500 6 X X X Flawless Orb
Rift-torn Roots
Sap-filled Thorns
Simple Orb
Cranky Caterpillar 41,250 4,250 1 X Rift-torn Roots
Sap-filled Thorns
Cyclops Barbarian
Faction Boss
125,000 27,500 0 X Ancient Relic
Divine Orb
Flawless Orb
Rift-torn Roots
Sap-filled Thorns
Tasty Spider Mould
Mossy Moosker 55,000 8,220 1 X Rift-torn Roots
Sap-filled Thorns
Red-Eyed Watcher Owl 71,500 11,500 2 X Rift-torn Roots
Sap-filled Thorns
Simple Orb
Spirit Fox 65,250 9,250 2 X Rift-torn Roots
Sap-filled Thorns
Simple Orb
Treant Queen 57,750 5,250 2 X Rift-torn Roots
Sap-filled Thorns
Simple Orb


Gigantic Gnarled Tree Mice

Hunters must capture these mice to increase the rage level of the Gigantic Gnarled Tree faction.
When Gigantic Gnarled Tree rage increases to 25, the selection of mice available changes.
When Gigantic Gnarled Tree rage reaches 50, the Centaur Ranger is released.
Capturing the Centaur Ranger will reset the rage level of all three factions to zero.
Capturing the Centaur Ranger with a Taunting Charm armed will prevent the rage level from resetting to zero.

The rage levels of the Crazed Clearing and Deep Lagoon factions have no effect on the attraction of mice in the Gigantic Gnarled Tree faction.

Gnarled Charms

Arming Gnarled Charms will cause the rage of all mice, regardless of faction, to be channeled to the Gigantic Gnarled Tree.
Gnarled Charms are required to attract the Naturalist Mouse.

Rage from Gigantic Gnarled Tree mice will be channeled to the Deep Lagoon faction when Stagnant Charms are armed and to the Crazed Clearing when Cherry Charms are armed.


Mouse

Points

Gold

Rage
0-24
25-49
50
Loot
Gigantic Gnarled
Tree
Rage Level

Centaur Ranger
Faction Boss
150,000 22,500 0 X Ancient Relic
Creamy Gnarled Sap
Divine Orb
Flawless Orb
Rift Cherries
Sap-filled Thorns
Fungal Frog 32,250 3,500 1 X Rift Cherries
Sap-filled Thorns
Karmachameleon 42,500 4,350 1 X Rift Cherries
Sap-filled Thorns
Naturalist
Requires Gnarled Charm
85,000 21,000 6 X X X Flawless Orb
Rift Cherries
Sap-filled Thorns
Simple Orb
Nomadic Warrior 73,000 11,250 2 X Rift Cherries
Sap-filled Thorns
Simple Orb
Red Coat Bear 47,500 7,500 2 X Rift Cherries
Sap-filled Thorns
Simple Orb
Rift Tiger 66,250 9,200 2 X Rift Cherries
Sap-filled Thorns
Simple Orb
Spirit of Balance 56,650 5,300 1 X Rift Cherries
Sap-filled Thorns


Deep Lagoon Mice

Hunters must capture these mice to increase the rage level of the Deep Lagoon faction.
When Deep Lagoon rage increases to 25, the selection of mice available changes.
When Deep Lagoon rage reaches 50, the Tri-dra is released.
Capturing the Tri-dra will reset the rage level of all three factions to zero.
Capturing the Tri-dra with a Taunting Charm armed will prevent the rage level from resetting to zero.

The rage levels of the Crazed Clearing and Gigantic Gnarled Tree factions have no effect on the attraction of mice in the Deep Lagoon faction.

Stagnant Charms

Arming Stagnant Charms will cause the rage of all mice, regardless of faction, to be channeled to the Deep Lagoon.
Stagnant Charms are required to attract the Grizzled Silth Mouse.

Rage from Deep Lagoon mice will be channeled to the Crazed Clearing when Cherry Charms are armed and to the Gigantic Gnarled Tree when Gnarled Charms are armed.


Mouse

Points

Gold

Rage
0-24
25-49
50
Loot
Deep Lagoon
Rage Level

Crazed Goblin 57,150 5,250 1 X Rift Cherries
Rift-torn Roots
Grizzled Silth
Requires Stagnant Charm
86,250 20,250 6 X X X Flawless Orb
Rift Cherries
Rift-torn Roots
Simple Orb
Medicine 33,150 3,550 2 X Rift Cherries
Rift-torn Roots
Simple Orb
Tree Troll 65,750 9,225 2 X Rift Cherries
Rift-torn Roots
Simple Orb
Tri-dra
Faction Boss
175,000 28,500 0 X Ancient Relic
Crumbly Rift Salts
Divine Orb
Flawless Orb
Rift Cherries
Rift-torn Roots
Twisted Treant 41,750 4,300 1 X Rift Cherries
Rift-torn Roots
Water Sprite 46,500 7,250 1 X Rift Cherries
Rift-torn Roots
Winged Harpy 72,000 11,350 2 X Rift Cherries
Rift-torn Roots
Simple Orb


Monstrous Black Widow and Gilded Leaf Mice

These two mice have no faction and require specific bait to attract.

Gilded Leaf Mouse

The Gilded Leaf Mouse is attracted only to Magical String Cheese and provides 6 rage.
Capturing the Gilded Leaf will contribute 2 rage to each of the three factions.

Cherry, Gnarled, and Stagnant Charm Effects

Capturing the Gilded Leaf with a Cherry Charm armed will channel all 6 rage to the Crazed Clearing faction.
Capturing the Gilded Leaf with a Gnarled Charm armed will channel all 6 rage to the Gigantic Gnarled Tree faction.
Capturing the Gilded Leaf with a Stagnant Charm armed will channel all 6 rage to the Deep Lagoon faction.

Monstrous Black Widow Mouse

The Monstrous Black Widow is attracted only to Lactrodectus Lancashire Cheese.
The Monstrous Black Widow Mouse is only available when the rage level for all three factions is at 25 or above.
Capturing the Monstrous Black Widow Mouse will reset the rage level of all three factions to zero.
The Monstrous Black Widow is the only mouse available when the rage level of all three factions is at 50.

Taunting Charm Effect

Capturing the Monstrous Black Widow with a Taunting Charm armed will prevent the rage level for all three factions from resetting to zero.


Mouse

Points

Gold

Rage
Loot
Gilded Leaf
Requires Magical String Cheese
48,750 9,000 6 Brie String Cheese
Cherry Charm
Divine Orb
Flawless Orb
Gnarled Charm
Magical String Cheese
Rift Cherries
Rift-torn Roots
Sap-filled Thorns
Satchel of Gold (250, 500, 750, 1,000, 2,000 gold)
Simple Orb
Stagnant Charm
Swiss String Cheese
Monstrous Black Widow
Requires Lactrodectus Lancashire Cheese
360,000 60,000 0 Ancient Relic
Bolt of Cloth
Calcified Rift Mist
Cherry Charm
Divine Orb
Gnarled Charm
Gnarled Potion
Greater Wicked Gnarly Potion
Luck Charm
Lucky Power Charm
Magical String Cheese
Plankrun's Whisker Woods Rift Notes
Power Charm
Radioactive Sludge
Rift Cherries
Rift Ultimate Luck Charm
Rift Ultimate Power Charm
Rift-torn Roots
Rift Power Charm
Rope
Sap-filled Thorns
Satchel of Gold (10,000, 50,000 or 100,000 gold)
Scrap Metal
Splintered Wood
Stagnant Charm
Super Luck Charm
Super Power Charm
Super Rotten Charm
Taunting Charm
Wicked Gnarly Potion
Widow's Web

Hunting Strategy

Adventure Book

Hunters can Capture the Monstrous Black Widow by hunting with Lactrodectus Lancashire Cheese in the Whisker Woods Rift to catch the Monstrous Black Widow Mouse and obtain a Widow's Web.

Hunting tips by Larry

Just listen to all that noise!

Three distinct groups of mice live in this area, and they're always arguing amongst themselves! Amidst the madness, the Monstrous Black Widow Mouse makes this her home, so if you want to catch her, you'll have to brave the shouting and get sucked in!

As you catch mice from a group in this area, it will enrage mice from that group more and more. As the rage in each group rises, some mice will squeak "I'm telling!" and run to go get larger mice from their group to stand in for them!

The only way to stop this madness is to push a group to the limit, drawing out their biggest, baddest challenger.

Defeat this raging monster, and all of the awestruck mice in the area will run away in fear, forgetting their rage for a while...

You'll also be rewarded with valuable crafting ingredients for your efforts. Keep them safe! You'll need them to lure out the elusive Monstrous Black Widow Mouse!

Sound tricky? It is! Here's a tip: Visit your Crafting Recipe Book and you'll find formulas useful in figuring out which buttons to push. When you have the right cheese and all the mice are angry, she is bound to show up!

Hunt well and hunt bravely! The mice might look really scary, and they really are, but don't be afraid! The worst you can do is get them angry and riled up, right?

History and Trivia

  • The Whisker Woods Rift was released on 28 January 2015.

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