Living Garden

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Living Garden
Region: Sandtail Desert
Minimum Rank: Baron/Baroness
Travel Requirement: Living Garden Key
Required Power Type: Hydro
Required Cheeses: Standard Cheese
Duskshade Camembert
Recommended Charms: See Dewdrop Minigame
Number of Mice: 8
Shops: Cheese Shoppe
Charm Shoppe
General Store
Lose Gold: Yes
Lose Points: Yes
Lose Cheese: Yes
Release Date: 14 November 2012
The mice that live in this garden use the environment to their advantage, fashioning crude armour and weapons from plantlife in order to protect and hoard all the Garden Essences they can find.


Living Garden 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.

Living Garden can only be traveled to when the Hunter's map is in Normal 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 1 and 3 can be done in Living Garden.

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

Dewdrop Minigame

In Living Garden, the Dewdrop mechanics are in effect:

Dewdrop poured Number of hunts
1 1
2 2
3 3
4 4
5 5
6 6
7 7
8 8
9 9
10 10
11 12
12 14
13 16
14 18
15 20
16 22
17 24
18 26
19 28
20 35

Finishing collecting 20 Dewdrops generates a journal entry:

I've filled up on Dewdrops. Time to pour them out and start attracting Thirsty Mice!

Pouring generates a journal entry:

I poured out my collected Dewdrops, and started attracting some thirsty mice for the next X hunts!
I should unequip my Sponge Charms and save them for later.

When the hunts run out and state switches back from Poured to normal, a journal entry is generated:

With the ground now dry, the Thirsty mice have retreated.

Heads-Up Display

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

  • Dewdrop Minigame
    • The number of Dewdrop is displayed.
    • There is a Pour button, which the Hunter can click to switch state to Poured.
Clicking it will pop out a confirmation message:
Are you sure you want to pour out your collected Dewdrops?
If you do, you'll attract some very thirsty mice for X hunt!
Click Cancel to cancel
Click Confirm to switch state


All mice found in Living Garden are part of the Living Garden Mice group.

Only Hydro power type is effective against the mice here.

Standard Cheese can attract all mice except Carmine the Apothecary which requires Duskshade Camembert. Thirsty Mouse can only be attracted in Poured state.

Most mice here can drop Dewthief Petal which can be used to purchase Dewthief Camembert to hunt in Lost City and Sand Dunes.

Catching Carmine the Apothecary will transfer the Hunter to Twisted Garden and enable traveling to Cursed City and Sand Crypts.

Mouse Points Gold Standard
Bark 11,250 1,950 X Aleth Essence
Dewthief Petal
Calalilly 15,250 2,050 X Aleth Essence
Dewthief Petal
Camoflower 11,000 1,250 X X Aleth Essence
Dewthief Petal
Carmine the Apothecary
Capture moves the Hunter to Twisted World
12,500 800 X
Shroom 12,500 2,650 X X Aleth Essence
Dewthief Petal
Strawberry Hotcakes 14,500 1,950 X Ber Essence
Dewthief Petal
Requires Poured state
1,000 1,000 X Ber Essence
Cynd Essence
Dewthief Petal
Thistle 9,050 1,150 X Aleth Essence
Dewthief Petal

Hunting Strategy

Hunting Tips by Larry

Hail, brave hunter!

You know, I spent so much time staring at this place, wondering what could be inside... Would it be exotic monsters, or crazed plants? But now that I'm here, all I really know is that something weird is going on!

If you watch carefully, you can observe tiny raids from other mouse tribes coming to the garden and stealing the Garden Essences that accumulate here. You can gather your own as well by trapping the mice that reside here, and then put them to use here in the Garden!

If you check the shop, you'll see that you can purchase Sponge Charms for Aleth Essences and use those to collect dewdrops. Collect enough dewdrops and you can cover the ground in moisture, attracting Thirsty Mice who drop even more and better Garden Essences!

While you're here, make sure to collect as many Dewthief Petals as you can - you'll need them to buy cheese to hunt with later on!

Oh, and don't forget to check out the Book of Living Recipes to find out all the incredible new things you can make out of these Garden Essences!

Perhaps much later, you'll find a cheese you can use to come back here and catch rare and powerful mice!

Adventure Book

Location-Specific Effects




These are the shops found in Living Garden.

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


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
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

Charm Shoppe

Item Cost Requirement Refund
Charmbit 25 gold None 20 gold
Sponge Charm 200 gold
1 Aleth Essence
None N/A
Epic Orb 125,000 gold None 125,000 gold
Aromatic Oil 1,000,000 gold None 1,000,000 gold
Lucky Power Charm 900 gold None 270 gold
Super Power Charm 500 gold None 150 gold
Super Luck Charm 750 gold None 225 gold
Super Lucky Power Charm 2,500 gold None 750 gold
Extreme Power Charm 1,500 gold None 450 gold
Extreme Luck Charm 4,500 gold None 1,350 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


Item Cost Requirement Refund
Rift Detector 120,000 gold
5 Dol Essence
None N/A
Living Garden Scroll Case 6 Ancient Relic None N/A

History and Trivia

  • 2 June 2011: The Living Garden appeared on the Travel page, but could not be visited.
  • 14 November 2012: The Living Garden was opened alongside with other locations in Living Garden complex in Sandtail Desert region.

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