Cursed City

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Cursed City
Region: Sandtail Desert
Minimum Rank: Baron/Baroness
Travel Requirement: Living Garden Key
Required Power Type: Arcane
Required Cheeses: Graveblossom Camembert
Recommended Charms: See Minigame
Shattering Charm
Number of Mice: 7
Shops: Charm Shoppe
Cheese Shoppe
General Store
Trapsmith
Lose Gold: Yes
Lose Points: Yes
Lose Cheese: Yes
Release Date: 14 November 2012
So this is what happened to the Lost City! It's become deeply cursed, with terrible and powerful mice living within and taking the safety of everyone around them into their own careless hands!

Overview

Cursed City is a hunting location in Sandtail Desert region.

Living Garden, Lost City, Sand Dunes, Twisted Garden, Cursed City, and Sand Crypts are 6 connected hunting locations, forming the Living Garden complex.

They require the minimum rank of Baron/Baroness and the Living Garden Key to access.

Cursed City can only be traveled to when the Hunter's map is in Twisted state.

Normal World and Twisted World

At a time, among 6 hunting locations in the Living Garden complex, only 3 can be traveled to. This depends on whether the Hunter's map is in Normal or Twisted state:

The map state can be changed from Normal to Twisted by:

Doing so will generate a journal entry:
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.

The map state can be changed from Twisted to Normal by either:

Doing any of the actions above will generate a journal entry:
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.

The Living Garden Sequence

In the Living Garden complex, the Hunter follows 6 main steps in sequence.
Step 5a can be done in Cursed City.

Step Location Cheese Used Loot To Obtain
1 Living Garden Standard Cheese Dewthief Petal Dewthief Camembert
2a Lost City Dewthief Camembert Dreamfluff Herbs Duskshade Camembert
2b Sand Dunes Dewthief Camembert Duskshade Petal
3 Living Garden Duskshade Camembert Access to Twisted World
4 Twisted Garden Duskshade Camembert Graveblossom Petal Graveblossom Camembert
5a Cursed City Graveblossom Camembert Plumepearl Herbs Lunaria Camembert
5b Sand Crypts Graveblossom Camembert Lunaria Petal
6 Twisted Garden Lunaria Camembert Living Chest Fel Essence
Gur Essence
Fresh Twisted Garden Soil

Fear, Darkness, and Mist Curses Minigame

In Cursed City, the Curses mechanics are in effect:

  • There are 3 Curses in this location: Fear, Darkness, and Mist
  • Each curse status can be Active or Lifted.
  • The status of each Curse is Active when the Hunter visits Cursed City for the first time.
  • The state can be changed from Active to Lifted by catching a mouse with the proper Charm armed:
  • Lifting all 3 Curses will remove Corrupt Mouse from attraction pool in the next 3 hunts in Cursed City.
When the effect activates, it generates a journal entry:
The power of my [Charm] dispelled the [Curse], banishing the mists from the Cursed City!
I should unequip my [Charms] and save them for later.
  • The status of all 3 Curses will be changed to Active upon encountering Corrupt Mouse.
When the effect activates, it generates a journal entry:
The terrible power of the Corrupt Mouse re-ignited all of the curses in the Cursed City!

The Hunter can arm Safeguard Charm to avoid encountering the Corrupt Mouse.

Heads-Up Display

The Hunter can access and track the following in the HUD:

Mice

All mice found in Cursed City are part of the Lost City Mice group.

Only Arcane power type is effective against the mice here.

Mice here requires Graveblossom Camembert to attract.
Essence Guardian Mouse can only be attracted in Curses Lifted state.
Dark Magi can only be attracted with Shattering Charm armed in Curses Lifted state.

Most mice here can drop Plumepearl Herbs which can be used to purchase Lunaria Camembert to use in Twisted Garden.

Mouse Points Gold Without
Shattering
With
Shattering
Loot
Corrupt
Avoids Safeguard Charm
8,250 1,250 X X
Cursed Enchanter 18,500 2,600 X Aleth Essence
Ber Essence
Plumepearl Herbs
Cursed Engineer 20,500 1,900 X Aleth Essence
Ber Essence
Plumepearl Herbs
Cursed Librarian 19,500 3,500 X Ber Essence
Cynd Essence
Dol Essence
Est Essence
Plumepearl Herbs
Cursed Thief 22,500 2,350 X Ber Essence
Cynd Essence
Plumepearl Herbs
Dark Magi
Requires Curses Lifted state
195,000 24,500 X Dark Chest
Living Garden Theme Scrap 2
Essence Guardian
Requires Curses Lifted state
22,500 4,250 X Cynd Essence
Plumepearl Herbs

Hunting Strategy

Hunting Tips by Larry

You're going to need a lot of Graveblossom Camembert here. The mice in these crypts don't seem to like anything else! Plus, any other cheese just doesn't feel... appropriate here in this world.

This city is heavily cursed, with not one, not two, but three separate curses! You'll need to purchase and use three charms to dispel the curses here, one charm for each curse. And beware, should the Corrupt Mouse show, all three curses will be renewed!

The reward is more than worth it though, as with all three curses lifted, the Essence Guardian mouse can be attracted to your trap, and they carry Garden Essences more reliably than any other mouse here.

While you're here, be sure to collect Plumepearl Herbs so you can use it to create more advanced cheese to keep hunting with!

Adventure Book

Location-Specific Effects

Bases

Charms

Shops

These are the shops found in Cursed City.

Charm Shoppe

Item Cost Requirement Refund
Clarity Charm 300 Gold
1 Ber Essence
None N/A
Shine Charm 300 Gold
1 Ber Essence
None N/A
Bravery Charm 300 Gold
1 Ber Essence
None N/A
Charmbit 25 Gold None 20 Gold
Epic Orb 125,000 Gold None 125,000 Gold
Aromatic Oil 1,000,000 Gold None 1,000,000 Gold

Cheese Shoppe

Item Cost Requirement Refund
Dewthief Camembert 750 Gold
1 Dewthief Petal
None N/A
Dewthief Camembert 4-Pack 3,000 Gold
3 Dewthief Petal
1 Magic Essence
None N/A
Duskshade Camembert 1,100 Gold
1 Duskshade Petal
1 Dreamfluff Herbs
None N/A
Duskshade Camembert 4-Pack 4,400 Gold
3 Duskshade Petal
3 Dreamfluff Herbs
1 Magic Essence
None N/A
Graveblossom Camembert 1,500 Gold
1 Graveblossom Petal
None N/A
Graveblossom Camembert 4-Pack 6,000 Gold
3 Graveblossom Petal
1 Magic Essence
None N/A
Lunaria Camembert 1,775 Gold
1 Lunaria Petal
1 Plumepearl Herbs
None N/A
Lunaria Camembert 4-Pack 7,100 Gold
3 Lunaria Petal
3 Plumepearl Herbs
1 Magic Essence
None N/A
Swiss Cheese 100 Gold None 100 Gold
Brie Cheese 200 Gold None 200 Gold
Gouda Cheese 600 Gold None 600 Gold

General Store

Item Cost Requirement Refund
Curds and Whey 12 Gold None 3 Gold
Ionized Salt 450 Gold None 150 Gold
Essence Prism 500 Gold None 500 Gold
Plant Pot 900 Gold None 900 Gold

Trapsmith

Bases
Item Cost Requirement Refund
Soiled Base 1 Fel Essence
1 Gur Essence
1 Hix Essence
3 Fresh Twisted Garden Soil
1 Dewthief Petal
1 Duskshade Petal
1 Graveblossom Petal
1 Lunaria Petal
None N/A
Rift Base 7,500,000 Gold
1 Rift Crystal
1 Rift Mist
1 Rift Stars
None N/A
Weapons
Item Power Type Cost Requirement Refund
Phantasmic Oasis Trap Hydro 3,000,000 Gold
1 Est Essence
1 Fel Essence
1 Icuri Essence
1 Oasis Water Node Trap
None N/A
Clockwork Portal Trap Shadow 4,000,000 Gold
1 Fel Essence
1 Icuri Essence
1 Clockapult of Time
None N/A
Grand Arcanum Trap Arcane 4,900,000 Gold
1 Gur Essence
1 Icuri Essence
1 Arcane Capturing Rod Of Never Yielding Mystery
None N/A

History and Trivia

  • 14 November 2012: The Cursed City was opened alongside with other locations in Living Garden complex in Sandtail Desert region.
  • 14 January 2013: The Dark Magi Mouse was added to the Cursed City.

Links and Images


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   • Mousoleum   • Town of Digby   • Bazaar   • Toxic Spill
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   • Queso Geyser
Rodentia:  • S.S. Huntington IV   • Seasonal Garden   • Zugzwang's Tower   • Crystal Library
 • Slushy Shoreline   • Iceberg   • Sunken City
Sandtail Desert:  • Fiery Warpath   • Muridae Market   • Living Garden   • Twisted Garden
 • Lost City   • Cursed City   • Sand Dunes   • Sand Crypts
Hollow Heights:  • Fungal Cavern   • Labyrinth   • Zokor   • Moussu Picchu   • Floating Islands
Folklore Forest:  • Foreword Farm   • Prologue Pond   • Table of Contents
Rift Plane:  • Gnawnia Rift   • Burroughs Rift   • Whisker Woods Rift   • Furoma Rift
 • Bristle Woods Rift • Valour Rift
Events:  • Great Winter Hunt: Festive Comet
 • Halloween: Gloomy Greenwood
 • MouseHunt Birthday: The SUPER|brie+ Factory
 • Ronza: Ronza's Traveling Shoppe
 • Historic uses: King's Party Zone
Others:  • King's Stockade   • Vacant Lot