Queso Geyser

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Queso Geyser
Region: Queso Canyon
Rank requirement: Count/Countess
Map piece: Fully-Functional Queso Geyser Replica Clay Model
Required Power Type: Draconic
Required Cheese: Bland Queso
Mild Queso
Medium Queso
Hot Queso
Flamin' Queso
Wildfire Queso
Number of Mice: 21
Shops: Cheese Shoppe
Trapsmith
Charm Shoppe
General Store
Cartographer
Release Date: 30 April 2019
A highly active geyser home to powerful Draconic mice. The extreme heat fluctuations and stages of the geysers natural eruption cycle also affect the activity of the native mice population.

Overview

Queso Geyser is a hunting location in Queso Canyon region.
It requires the rank of Count/Countess and the Fully-Functional Queso Geyser Replica Clay Model to access.

The cycle in this location consists of 3 phases:

Collecting Cork Bark

Hunters can arm Bland Queso, Mild Queso, Medium Queso, Hot Queso, Flamin' Queso or Wildfire Queso to attract mice that drop Cork Bark.

Cork Bark is used to construct Small, Medium, Large or Epic Corks.

Using Wild Tonic against Cork Collectors doubles the amount of Cork Bark looted.

Building Pressure

Hunters can arm Mild Queso, Medium Queso, Hot Queso, Flamin' Queso or Wildfire Queso to attract mice that build pressure.

Using Wild Tonic against Pressure Builders doubles the amount of Pressure built.

The amount of pressure needed to blow a cork and cause an eruption is dependent on the type of cork constructed.
If the maximum pressure is attained, eruption is immediately triggered, regardless of number of hunts remaining.

If Hunters run out of hunts to defend the cork and the pressure attained is less than 35 kPa to trigger a small eruption, a tiny eruption which lasts for 5 hunts will be triggered instead.

Looting Dragon Nests

After causing an eruption, Hunters can arm Mild Queso, Medium Queso, Hot Queso, Flamin' Queso or Wildfire Queso to loot the Dragon Nest for a set number of hunts.

The number of hunts to loot the Dragon Nest is dependent on the type of eruption. Catching a mouse increases nest size and adds loot to the nest. The type of loot added to the Dragon Nest is dependent on the type of mice caught.

Using Wild Tonic against Geyser Hunters adds bonus loot to the Dragon Nest.

Using Magic Nest Dust before claiming the Dragon Nest adds the following 5 bonus loot items (depending on the eruption level):

Eruption Level
Cork Material
Solidified Amber Queso
Bland Queso Spice Leaves Mystery Item (One from the list)
Tiny 15 Congealed Rubber 5 1,500 15 Mild Spice Leaf 50 Magic Essence
Small 15 Congealed Rubber 5 2,000 15 Medium Spice Leaf 3 Extreme Dragonbane Charms
50 Magic Essence
5 Queso Pump Charms
10 Solidified Amber Queso
Medium 10 Geyserite 15 5,000 20 Hot Spice Leaf Extreme Dragonbane Charm
50 Magic Essence
10 Queso Pump Charms
20 Solidified Amber Queso
15 Wild Tonic
Large 10 Tungsten 60 20,000 25 Flamin' Spice Leaf 20 Extreme Dragonbane Charms
50 Magic Essence
10 Queso Pump Charms
1 Queso Thermal Spring
70 Solidified Amber Queso
15 Wild Tonic
2 Wildfire Queso
Epic 10 Tungsten 150 50,000 50 Flamin' Spice Leaf 20 Extreme Dragonbane Charms
1 Geyser Smolder Stone
50 Magic Essence
10 Queso Pump Charms
130 Solidified Amber Queso
1 Queso Thermal Spring
1 Thermal Chisel
15 Wild Tonic
2-4 Wildfire Queso

Types of Cork and Eruption

  • If Hunters run out of hunts to defend the cork and the pressure attained is less than 35 kPa to trigger a small eruption, a tiny eruption which lasts for 5 hunts will be triggered instead.
Type of Cork
Constructing Requirements
Number of Hunts
to build up pressure
Maximum possible pressure Maximum possible
level of eruption
Number of Hunts in
maximum possible
level of eruption
Small Cork 10 Cork Bark 10 Hunts 35 kPa Small 10 Hunts
Medium Cork 30 Cork Bark
15 Congealed Rubber
25 Hunts 175 kPa Medium 20 Hunts
Large Cork 90 Cork Bark
30 Geyserite
50 Hunts 1,000 kPa Large 40 Hunts
Epic Cork 180 Cork Bark
60 Tungsten
100 Hunts 3,000 kPa Epic 80 Hunts

Heads-Up Display

The HUD tracks the Following Items:

On the center top of the HUD, beside the area's name -Queso Geyser- there is a travel icon. When clicked, a popup appears showing Queso River, Prickly Plains, Cantera Quarry and Queso Geyser. From here, hunters can freely travel to any of the 4 locations listed.

Hunters can arm and craft the various cheeses by hovering over the corresponding HUD components and picking which recipe they prefer to craft.

While Looting Cork Bark

On the left, there is a list with Small, Medium, Large and Epic Corks along with the required items to construct them.
Upon clicking each, there is an option to construct them.

While Building Pressure

In the middle, there is a gauge which tells hunters how much pressure is required to cause an eruption for each of the 4 different corks. On the left, the number of hunts remaining to build pressure is shown.

During an Eruption

On the left, the size of the eruption is stated along with the number of hunts remaining to loot the Dragon Nest.
Below it, nest size is displayed.

Mice

All mice in this location are part of Queso Canyoneers mouse group.
Draconic is the only power type working against these mice.

Cork Collecting Mice

All mice available during this phase are part of Cork Collector sub-group.

These mice drop varied quantity of Cork Bark.
Higher tiers of Queso attract mice that drop higher quantity.

Mouse Points Gold Bland Queso Mild Queso Medium Queso Hot Queso Flamin' Queso Wildfire Queso Loot
Fuzzy Drake 8,000 900 X X X X 0 - 1 Cork Bark
Cork Defender 10,000 2,900 X X X X 0 - 2 Cork Bark
Burly Bruiser 15,000 4,500 X X X 0 - 3 Cork Bark
Corky, the Collector 20,000 5,000 X X X 10 Cork Bark
Magic Nest Dust
Solidified Amber Queso
Wild Tonic
Horned Cork Hoarder 35,000 6,000 X X 5 - 7 Cork Bark
Simple Orb
Rambunctious Rain Rumbler 60,000 9,000 X 8 - 10 Cork Bark
Flawless Orb
Wild Tonic
Corkataur 225,000 40,000 X Ancient Relic
23 - 50 Cork Bark
Divine Orb
Wild Tonic

Pressure Building Mice

All mice available during this phase are part of Pressure Builder sub-group.

Mouse Points Gold Pressure Mild Queso Medium Queso Hot Queso Flamin' Queso Wildfire Queso Loot
Steam Sailor 12,000 2,000 5 kPa X X X X
Warming Wyvern 28,000 4,500 15 kPa X X X
Vaporior 40,000 7,000 40 kPa X X
Pyrehyde 80,000 10,000 100 kPa X Ancient Relic
Wild Tonic
Emberstone Scaled 300,000 60,000 1,500 kPa X Ancient Relic
Wild Tonic

Eruption Mice

All mice available during various levels of Eruption are part of Geyser Hunter sub-group.

Tiny Eruption Mice

Mouse Points Gold Mild Queso Medium Queso Hot Queso Flamin' Queso Nest Loot
Mild Spicekin 30,000 3,000 X X X X Bland Queso
Medium Spice Leaf
Smoldersnap 40,000 5,000 X X X Bland Queso
Hot Spice Leaf
Ignatia 50,000 8,000 X X Bland Queso
Flamin' Spice Leaf
Bruticus, the Blazing 90,000 15,000 X Bland Queso
Ember Root
Ember Stone
Gold
Magic Essence
Nachore
Queso Pump Charm
Wild Tonic

Small Eruption Mice

Higher tiers of Queso have higher attraction rate of Sizzle Pup, which drops Congealed Rubber to build Medium Cork.

Mouse Points Gold Mild Queso Medium Queso Hot Queso Flamin' Queso Nest Loot
Mild Spicekin 30,000 3,000 X X X Bland Queso
Medium Spice Leaf
Sizzle Pup 35,000 3,000 X X X X Solidified Amber Queso
Congealed Rubber
Smoldersnap 40,000 5,000 X X X Bland Queso
Hot Spice Leaf
Ignatia 50,000 8,000 X X Bland Queso
Flamin' Spice Leaf
Bruticus, the Blazing 90,000 15,000 X Bland Queso
Ember Root
Ember Stone
Gold
Magic Essence
Nachore
Queso Pump Charm
Wild Tonic

Medium Eruption Mice

Higher tiers of Queso have higher attraction rate of Bearded Elder, which drops Geyserite to build Large Cork.

Mouse Points Gold Mild Queso Medium Queso Hot Queso Flamin' Queso Nest Loot
Mild Spicekin 30,000 3,000 X X X Bland Queso
Medium Spice Leaf
Smoldersnap 40,000 5,000 X X X Bland Queso
Hot Spice Leaf
Bearded Elder 45,000 5,000 X X X X Solidified Amber Queso
Geyserite
Ignatia 50,000 8,000 X X Bland Queso
Flamin' Spice Leaf
Bruticus, the Blazing 90,000 15,000 X Bland Queso
Ember Root
Ember Stone
Gold
Magic Essence
Nachore
Queso Pump Charm
Wild Tonic

Large Eruption

Higher tiers of Queso have higher attraction rate of Cinderstorm, which drops Tungsten to build Epic Cork.

Mouse Points Gold Mild Queso Medium Queso Hot Queso Flamin' Queso Nest Loot
Mild Spicekin 30,000 3,000 X X X Bland Queso
Medium Spice Leaf
Smoldersnap 40,000 5,000 X X X Bland Queso
Hot Spice Leaf
Ignatia 50,000 8,000 X X Bland Queso
Flamin' Spice Leaf
Cinderstorm 60,000 8,000 X X X X Solidified Amber Queso
Tungsten
Bruticus, the Blazing 90,000 15,000 X Bland Queso
Ember Root
Ember Stone
Gold
Magic Essence
Nachore
Queso Pump Charm
Wild Tonic

Epic Eruption

Higher tiers of Queso have higher attraction rate of Stormsurge, the Vile Tempest.

Mouse Points Gold Mild Queso Medium Queso Hot Queso Flamin' Queso Wildfire Queso Nest Loot
Mild Spicekin 30,000 3,000 X X X Bland Queso
Medium Spice Leaf
Smoldersnap 40,000 5,000 X X X Bland Queso
Hot Spice Leaf
Ignatia 50,000 8,000 X X Bland Queso
Flamin' Spice Leaf
Bruticus, the Blazing 90,000 15,000 X Bland Queso
Ember Root
Ember Stone
Gold
Magic Essence
Nachore
Queso Pump Charm
Wild Tonic
Stormsurge, the Vile Tempest 200,000 20,000 X X X X Ancient Relic
Bland Queso
Ember Root
Ember Stone
Geyser Smolder Stone
Gold
Magic Essence
Nachore
Queso Pump Charm
Queso Thermal Spring
Solidified Amber Queso
Thermal Chisel
Wild Tonic
Kalor'ignis of the Geyser 325,000 75,000 X Ancient Relic
Bland Queso
Ember Charm
Ember Root
Ember Stone
Geyser Smolder Stone
Kalor'ignis Rib
Magic Essence
Nachore
Queso Pump Charm
Queso Thermal Spring
Solidified Amber Queso
Thermal Chisel
Ultimate Charm
Wild Tonic

Hunting Strategy

Hunting Tips by Larry

Ah, Queso Geyser! The heart of the whole queso operation. A natural fount of delicious, molten queso that bubbles and gurgles its way from the unknown depths of Gnawnia's core to the surface. The most prevalent geologists have determined this to be biggest and most active geyser currently known within the entire Kingdom!

Its constant activity causes it to be a source of extreme heat as well as delicious cheese. Due to this, the strongest family of mice have taken roost here. Very powerful dragons have now made this their home, hoarding valuables and basking in the molten queso showers.

These Draconic mice are attracted to the natural eruptions that periodically occur and will roost nearby until one happens. Luckily, those clever geologists have found that you can create an all-natural barrier using cork and other materials found nearby to plug up the geyser and cause artificial eruptions allowing one to purposefully attract the geyser-dwelling dragons!

You will need to hunt the more timid mice in the area that come out when the geyser is least active. Catching them will award you with valuable Cork Bark that you can use to craft a cork and plug up the geyser, starting a build-up of pressure.

Once corked, the geyser will start to rumble and build pressure, scaring away the timid mice and bringing about the ones who thrive in and around the newly created high-pressure environment. As these mice are caught, their explosive energy will be captured and cause the pressure contained inside the geyser to build until it inevitably explodes!

During the cheesy eruption, the most powerful dragons of the area come out to stake claim to the delicious queso and to all the shiny and valuable materials that shake lose. If you can capture any of these mice, they will drop some of their impressive loot into the Dragon Nest.

When the eruption calms and these dragons leave, you will be able to safely loot the nest and see what valuable treasures they have left behind!

Good luck hunters, may you strike it rich!

Adventure Book

The Hunter can complete the Slay The Geyser Dragon adventure in Queso Geyser.

Location-Specific Effects

Bases

Charms

Shops

These are the shops found in Queso Geyser.

Cheese Shoppe

Item Cost Requirement Refund
Swiss Cheese 100 gold None 100 gold
Brie Cheese 200 gold None 200 gold
Gouda Cheese 600 gold None 600 gold

Trapsmith

Weapons
Item Power Type Cost Requirement Refund
Queso Fount Trap Hydro 12,000,000 gold
500 Solidified Amber Queso
75 Nachore
3 Queso Thermal Spring
Slay The Geyser Dragon N/A
Gouging Geyserite Trap Tactical 13,000,000 gold
1,000 Solidified Amber Queso
150 Nachore
3 Thermal Chisel
Slay The Geyser Dragon N/A
Smoldering Stone Sentinel Trap Physical 15,000,000 gold
2,500 Solidified Amber Queso
300 Nachore
3 Geyser Smolder Stone
Slay The Geyser Dragon N/A

Charm Shoppe

Item Cost Requirement Refund
Charmbit 25 gold None 20 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
Dragonbane Charm 5,000 gold
3 Solidified Amber Queso
25 Nachore
None 1,500 gold
Wealth Charm 5 Nachore 1 Extinguish Inferna, The Engulfed N/A
Cactus Charm 1,000 gold
5 Nachore
1 Extinguish Inferna, The Engulfed N/A
Dusty Coal Charm 1,000 gold
25 Nachore
1 Extinguish Inferna, The Engulfed N/A
Unstable Charm 4,000 gold
20 Nachore
1 Extinguish Inferna, The Engulfed N/A
Black Powder Charm 5,000 gold
30 Nachore
1 Extinguish Inferna, The Engulfed N/A
Queso Pump Charm 3,000 gold
300 Nachore
1 Extinguish Inferna, The Engulfed N/A
Magmatic Crystal Charm 25,000 gold
900 Nachore
1 Extinguish Inferna, The Engulfed N/A
Ultimate Charm 187,500 gold
375,000 Nachore
1 Extinguish Inferna, The Engulfed N/A
Baitkeep Charm 200,000 gold
400,000 Nachore
1 Extinguish Inferna, The Engulfed N/A

General Store

Item Cost Requirement Refund
Queso Thermal Spring 125,000 gold
4,500 Solidified Amber Queso
None 125,000 gold
Thermal Chisel 150,000 gold
7,000 Solidified Amber Queso
None 150,000 gold
Geyser Smolder Stone 200,000 gold
12,500 Solidified Amber Queso
None 200,000 gold
Meteorite Piece 10 Nachore 1 Extinguish Inferna, The Engulfed N/A
Mineral 15 Nachore 1 Extinguish Inferna, The Engulfed
1 Explore the Fungal Cavern
N/A
Scrap Metal 50 Nachore 1 Extinguish Inferna, The Engulfed N/A
Queso Canyoneer Theme Scrap I 1,000 Nachore None N/A
Curds and Whey 12 gold None 3 gold
Ionized Salt 450 gold None 150 gold
Tiny Platinum Bar 60,000 gold None 60,000 gold

Cartographer

Item Cost Requirement Refund
Queso Geyser Scroll Case 5 Ancient Relic 1 Slay The Geyser Dragon N/A
Queso Canyon Grand Tour Scroll Case 10 Ancient Relic
1,000 Nachore
1 Slay The Geyser Dragon N/A
Fungal Cavern Map Piece 200,000 gold
1 Tungsten
300 Nachore
None N/A

History and Trivia

  • 30 April 2019: Queso Geyser was released as a new hunting location in Queso Canyon region.

Links and Images


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