Folklore Forest

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Folklore Forest is a region released on 26 July 2022.
It consists of the a small area in the west of the map, surrounded by Bristle Woods to the north, Gnawnia and Whisker Woods to the east, and Sandtail Desert to the south.

There are four locations in this region:

Tend these fertile fields to grow a bountiful harvest of Parable Papyrus!
Rank requirement: Archduke/Archduchess
Map piece: Legendary Looking Glass
Push off from shore, cast your line, and go fishing for Inspiration Ink!
Rank requirement: Archduke/Archduchess
Map piece: Legendary Looking Glass
Protect the history of Gnawnia by writing the longest books that you can in an effort to outwrite the devious and dastardly Mythweaver!
Rank requirement: Archduke/Archduchess
Map piece: Legendary Looking Glass
Climb this massive, towering beanstalk to reach the impressive, lucrative, and dangerous Castle in the Clouds!
Rank requirement: Viceroy
Map piece: Tale of the Bountiful Beanstalk

History and Trivia

  • 5 July 2022: The Legendary Looking Glass was introduced in the Cartographer in Floating Islands as part of the Folklore Forest pre-release period.
  • 5 - 26 July 2022: During the pre-release period, several tasks named under The Subterranean Underpass Mystery could be performed to give the Hunter a head start on the region. The tasks had to be done in order.
I found the mouse that had been snooping around the Empyrean Sky Palace and was greatly rewarded for my efforts! This strange looking page that it dropped might contain a clue as to what this mouse was up to. Many of the notes around the margins appear to have been scribbled hastily and are therefore difficult to make out but there is one that is just barely legible, it reads:
"I must find a way to lure out a guide from that suffocating subterranean underpass..."
There was something unique about that Silth mouse! It emerged from a subterranean underpass and was covered in the same spores that make up the charm that I was using so it must have been drawn to that.
The entrance to the underpass is too narrow and too deep in the water for me to be able to explore but it looks like it opens up into a much longer underground tunnel! For a brief moment, I saw another Silth mouse down in the tunnel but it quickly descended deeper and out of sight. There must be another entrance somewhere else in Gnawnia that isn't flooded.
  • Related loot: 10 Papyrus Seed
  • Doing so generates a journal entry:
Catching that Silth Mouse revealed a hidden tunnel that it must have been using to travel back and forth between the Lagoon!
I peered through the rubble and it looks like this tunnel extends a long way North of here and then branches off to the Lagoon in one direction and somewhere else in another direction. This must be the secret path to the mysterious Folklore Forest!
I wanted to explore this exciting new region but the tunnel didn't look safe enough for anything larger than a mouse to traverse. I informed the King of this amazing discovery and he immediately dispatched an excavation crew to secure the tunnel and make it safe for the hunters of Gnawnia to explore.
By his estimates, the excavation should be complete on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at 3:00pm UTC!

Links and Images

To move to a new hunting location within the game, click on the TRAVEL button. The map will show all your unlocked locations, as well as any special considerations of note in a specific location. It will also show the minimum rank required to hunt in that location.

(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   • Bountiful Beanstalk
Rift Plane:  • Gnawnia Rift   • Burroughs Rift   • Whisker Woods Rift   • Furoma Rift
 • Bristle Woods Rift • Valour Rift
Events:  • Great Winter Hunt: Great Winter Taiga
 • Cinnamon Hill   • Golem Workshop   • Ice Fortress
 • Halloween: Gloomy Greenwood
 • MouseHunt Birthday: The SUPER|brie+ Factory
 • Ronza: Ronza's Traveling Shoppe
 • Historic uses: King's Party Zone   • Festive Comet
Others:  • King's Stockade   • Vacant Lot