Sand Crypts

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Sand Crypts
Region: Sandtail Desert
Minimum Rank: Baron/Baroness
Travel Requirement: Living Garden Key
Required Power Type: Shadow
Required Cheese: Graveblossom Camembert
Recommended Charms: See Minigame
Shattering Charm
Number of Mice: 6
Shops: Charm Shoppe
Cheese Shoppe
General Store
Trapsmith
Lose Gold: Yes
Lose Points: Yes
Lose Cheese: Yes
Release Date: 14 November 2012
While there's no Grubling Mice in the area, slime trails indicate they've been through here. Perhaps they've been bringing food or something else to the immense and powerful King Grub Mouse that lives in the area?

Overview

Sand Crypts 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.

Sand Crypts 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 5b can be done in Sand Crypts.

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

Salting Minigame

In Sand Crypts, the Salting mechanics are in effect:

  • The salt level will be reset by either:
Doing so generates a journal entry:
Whoa, the King Grub mouse nearly wrecked my trap! He definitely dislodged all the salt and left his ah... distinct smell about the place! I'll need to re-salt and scent my trap before attracting another one.
I should unequip my Grub Scent Charms and save them for later.
Doing so generates a journal entry:
Success! Though it took an incredible amount of salt, patience, and luck, I was able to catch the massive and terrible King Scarab mouse! Of course, I'll have to re-salt my trap before attracting any more big game.

Heads-Up Display

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

Mice

All mice found in Sand Crypts are part of the Sand Dunes Mice group.

Only Shadow power type is effective against the mice here.

Mice here requires Graveblossom Camembert to attract.
King Grub Mouse requires Grub Scent Charm armed to attract.
King Scarab Mouse requires Shattering Charm armed to attract.

Salting is recommended before trying to catch King Grub Mouse and King Scarab Mouse.

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

Mouse Points Gold Without Grub Scent
or Shattering
With
Grub Scent
With
Shattering
Loot
King Grub 35,000 8,500 X Dol Essence
Est Essence
Fel Essence
Lunaria Petal
King Scarab 175,000 22,500 X Living Garden Theme Scrap 3
Scarab Chest
Sand Colossus 20,500 1,500 X Aleth Essence
Ber Essence
Lunaria Petal
Sarcophamouse 17,000 2,550 X Aleth Essence
Ber Essence
Lunaria Petal
Scarab 16,500 3,500 X Ber Essence
Cynd Essence
Lunaria Petal
Serpentine 25,250 1,650 X Aleth Essence
Ber Essence
Cynd Essence
Lunaria Petal

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.

There don't seem to be any grublings in these crypts, but there's definite evidence they've been here, with slime trails littering the ground. At any rate, Grubling Chow Charms won't help here.

Instead, listen close and you'll hear the roar of the King Grub Mouse. He's huge, and powerful, and up to no good! Now, while catching him is definitely in your best interests, he's not going to be an easy fight!

First, you'll need to liberally apply coatings of salt to your trap by purchasing and using Grub Salt Charms, then when you feel you've salted your trap enough, purchase and use some Grub Scent Charms to draw him to your trap and steal his Garden Essences.

The King Grub Mouse is hoarding Garden Essences, but why?

Adventure Book

Location-Specific Effects

Bases

Charms

Shops

These are the shops found in Sand Crypts.

Charm Shoppe

Item Cost Requirement Refund
Grub Salt Charm 200 Gold
1 Ber Essence
None N/A
Grub Scent Charm 500 Gold
1 Cynd 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 Sand Crypts was opened alongside with other locations in Living Garden complex in Sandtail Desert region.
  • 14 January 2013: The King Scarab Mouse was added to the Sand Crypts.

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