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'''Hunters are NOT prevented from travelling freely to and from [[Balack's Cove]] by the Tide level, but hunting while the [[Riptide Mouse]] is present may result in Hunters being involuntarily moved to the [[Jungle of Dread]].'''
 
 
 
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   | nowrap align="left" style="border-style: solid; border-width:  0 0 0px 2px" | '''Minimum Rank:'''
 
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   | nowrap align="right" style="border-style: solid; border-width:  0 2px 0px 0" | [[Hunter's_Title#Knight|Knight]]
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   | nowrap align="right" style="border-style: solid; border-width:  0 2px 0px 0" | [[Knight rank|Knight]]
 
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   | nowrap align="right" style="border-style: solid; border-width:  0 2px 0 0" | [[Balack's Lantern]]
 
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   | nowrap align="left" style="border-style: solid; border-width:  0 0 0 2px" | '''Required [[Power Type]]:'''
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   | nowrap align="left" style="border-style: solid; border-width:  0 0 0 2px" | '''Required [[Power Type]]s:'''
   | nowrap align="right" style="border-style: solid; border-width:  0 2px 0 0" | [[Forgotten]]
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   | nowrap align="right" style="border-style: solid; border-width:  0 2px 0 0" | [[Forgotten]]<br>[[Arcane]]<br>[[Shadow]]
 
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   | nowrap align="left" style="border-style: solid; border-width:  0 0 0 2px" | '''Required Cheese:'''
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   | nowrap align="left" style="border-style: solid; border-width:  0 0 0 2px" | '''Required [[Cheese]]s:'''
   | nowrap align="right" style="border-style: solid; border-width:  0 2px 0 0" | [[Vanilla Stilton Cheese]]<br/>[[Vengeful Vanilla Stilton Cheese]]
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   | nowrap align="left" style="border-style: solid; border-width:  0 0 0 2px" |  '''Number of [[Mice]]:'''
 
   | nowrap align="right" style="border-style: solid; border-width:  0 2px 0 0" | '''10'''
 
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   | nowrap align="left" style="border-style: solid; border-width:  2px 0 2px 2px" | '''Shops:'''
 
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==Overview==
 
[[Balack's Cove]] is a location in the [[Tribal Isles]] region requiring a minimum rank of [[Hunter's_Title#Knight|Knight]] and [[Balack's Lantern]] to enter.<br/>
 
[[Balack's Lantern]] must be crafted with an [[Antique Lantern]] purchased in [[Cape Clawed General Store|Cape Clawed]] and 3 [[Dragon Ember]]s found as loot in [[Dracano]].<br/>
 
Mice in this location may steal points or gold (but not multiple pieces of cheese) if not captured.
 
  
[[Balack's Cove]] operates on an '''18 hour and 40 minute Tide Cycle'''.  During '''Low Tide''', Hunters can hunt without fear of encountering the [[Riptide Mouse]]. During '''Medium Tide''', the [[Riptide Mouse]] begins to appear.  During '''High Tide''', Hunters will only encounter the [[Riptide Mouse]] as no other mice are present. Capturing a [[Riptide Mouse]] will cause the Hunter to be '''washed out''' of [[Balack's Cove]] and be deposited in the [[Jungle of Dread]]. Hunters can equip any of the [[Balack's Cove Charms|Anchor Charms]] to prevent being '''washed out''' when capturing a [[Riptide Mouse]].  
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== Overview ==
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'''{{PAGENAME}}''' is a hunting location in [[Tribal Isles]] region.
  
[[Balack's Cove]] mice are weak to [[Forgotten]], [[Arcane]], and [[Shadow]] weapons.  However, [[Forgotten]] weapons are required to capture [[Balack the Banished]] and are much more effective at capturing the three '''Lich''' mice.
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It requires the [[rank]] of [[Knight rank|Knight]] and [[Balack's Lantern]] to access.
  
Hunters must hunt with either [[Vanilla Stilton Cheese]] or [[Vengeful Vanilla Stilton Cheese]] to attract the mice found in [[Balack's Cove]].  [[Vengeful Vanilla Stilton Cheese]] is required to attract [[Balack the Banished]] and will increase the attraction rate of the three '''Lich''' mice.
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Mouse pool here is determined by [[#Tide|Tide]] and [[cheese]] used.
  
===Tide Cycle===
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Catching a [[Riptide]] transfers the Hunter to [[Jungle of Dread]], unless an [[#Charms|Anchor Charm variant]] is armed.
A complete '''Tide Cycle''' lasts '''18 hours and 40 minutes.'''
 
*The '''rising Low Tide''' lasts '''8 hours'''.
 
*The '''rising Medium Tide''' lasts '''1 hour'''.
 
*The '''rising High Tide''' lasts '''20 minutes'''.
 
*The '''ebbing High Tide''' lasts '''20 minutes'''.
 
*The '''ebbing Medium Tide''' lasts '''1 hour'''.
 
*The '''ebbing Low Tide''' lasts '''8 hours'''.
 
*The cycle then begins again with a rising '''Low Tide'''.
 
  
===Heads-Up Display===
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== Tide ==
The HUD in [[Balack's Cove]] tracks the current '''Tide''' level and whether it is rising or ebbing. It also tracks a Hunter's inventory of the [[Pinch of Annoyance]], [[Raisins of Wrath]], and [[Bottled-Up Rage]]. These three items are necessary for crafting [[Vengeful Vanilla Stilton Cheese]].
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In '''{{PAGENAME}}''', a '''Tide''' mechanic is in effect.
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*A complete '''Tide Cycle''' lasts '''18 hours and 40 minutes.''' Each cycle includes these phases:
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**The '''rising Low Tide''' lasts '''8 hours'''.
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**The '''rising Medium Tide''' lasts '''1 hour'''.
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**The '''rising High Tide''' lasts '''20 minutes'''.
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**The '''ebbing High Tide''' lasts '''20 minutes'''.
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**The '''ebbing Medium Tide''' lasts '''1 hour'''.
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**The '''ebbing Low Tide''' lasts '''8 hours'''.
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*The available mice depend on Tide level:
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**During '''Low''' Tide: all mice except [[Riptide]] can be attracted.
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**During '''Medium''' Tide: all mice except [[Tidal Fisher]] can be attracted.
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**During '''High''' Tide: only [[Riptide]] can be attracted.
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*Catching a [[Riptide]] transfers the Hunter to [[Jungle of Dread]]. This mouse is available during '''Medium''' and '''High''' Tide.
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**Using an [[#Charms|Anchor Charm variant]] can prevent this from happening.
  
===[[Balack's Lantern]]===
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== Heads-Up Display ==
{{MHinfo|balack_lantern_map_piece|Balack's Lantern}} grants hunters access to [[Balack's Cove]]. It can be crafted using the following formula:
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In '''{{PAGENAME}}''', the '''HUD''' shows:
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*The [[#Tide|Tide]] bar reflecting current Tide status:
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**Tide level
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**Whether it is rising or ebbing
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*The Hunter's inventory of:
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**[[Pinch of Annoyance]]
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**[[Raisins of Wrath]]
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**[[Bottled-Up Rage]]
  
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== [[Mice]] ==
! colspan=4 | Formula: {{MHrecipe|balacks_lantern|Balack's Lantern}}
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All mice found in '''{{PAGENAME}}''' are part of [[Balack's Banished]] mouse group.
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! align="left" | Item
 
! Qty
 
! Cost (Each)
 
! Source
 
|-
 
| align="left" | [[Antique Lantern]]  
 
| 1
 
| 94,000
 
| {{Source/Antique Lantern}}
 
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| align="left" | [[Dragon Ember]]  
 
| 3
 
| N/A
 
| {{Source/Dragon Ember}}
 
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! colspan="2" | Total || 94,000 || bgcolor="#dddddd" align="left" |
 
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== Balack's Cove Mice ==
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[[Forgotten]], [[Arcane]], and [[Shadow]] power types have varied effectiveness against these mice.<br>
The mice found in [[Balack's Cove]] are part of the [[Balack's Banished]] group and are weak to [[Forgotten]], [[Arcane]], and [[Shadow]] weapons.  The use of other [[Power Type]]s should be avoided in this location.<br/>
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All other types are ineffective.
A [[Forgotten]] weapon is required to capture [[Balack the Banished]] and is more effective than [[Arcane]] and [[Shadow]] weapons at capturing the other mice found in [[Balack's Cove]].
 
  
Hunters will need to hunt with [[Vanilla Stilton Cheese]] in order to attract the three '''Lich''' mice which drop the ingredients necessary for crafting [[Vengeful Vanilla Stilton Cheese]].<br/>
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[[Derr Lich]], [[Elub Lich]], and [[Nerg Lich]] drop [[loot]] that is used to craft [[Vengeful Vanilla Stilton]].<br>
[[Vengeful Vanilla Stilton Cheese]] is required to attract [[Balack the Banished]] and improves the attraction rate of the 3 '''Lich''' mice.
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This cheese can attract [[Balack the Banished]] and also boost the attraction rate of those '''Lich'''.
  
===[[Riptide Mouse]]===
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When using [[Vengeful Vanilla Stilton]], [[Forgotten]] power type is recommended.
Capturing a [[Riptide Mouse]] will cause Hunters to be '''washed out''' of [[Balack's Cove]] and into the [[Jungle of Dread]].
 
*During '''Low Tide''' the [[Riptide Mouse]] cannot be encountered.<br/>
 
*During '''Medium Tide''' the [[Riptide Mouse]] can be encountered. <br/>
 
*During '''High Tide''' the [[Riptide Mouse]] is the only mouse that can be encountered.  
 
  
===Cheese Preference and Loot===
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The Hunter should be aware of [[Riptide]] which can move them to [[Jungle of Dread]].
[[Vanilla Stilton Cheese]] will attract all mice in [[Balack's Cove]], except [[Balack the Banished]]<br>
 
[[Vengeful Vanilla Stilton Cheese]] is required to attract [[Balack the Banished]] and improves the attraction rate of the 3 '''Lich''' mice.
 
  
{| border="1" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0" style="margin:0 20px; text-align:center; border-collapse:collapse;" class="sortable"
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! rowspan="2"  width="150px" align="left" | '''Mouse'''
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  ! width=150px                 | Mouse
  ! rowspan="2" | '''Points'''
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  !                             | Points
  ! rowspan="2" | '''Gold'''
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  !                             | Gold
  ! width="50px" bgcolor="#dddddd"| '''Low'''
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  !                             | [[Vanilla Stilton Cheese|Vanilla Stilton<br>Cheese]]
! width="50px" bgcolor="#dddddd"| '''Medium'''
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  !                             | [[Vengeful Vanilla Stilton Cheese|Vengeful<br>Vanilla Stilton<br>Cheese]]
! width="50px" bgcolor="#dddddd"| '''High'''
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  ! width=150 class="unsortable" | Loot
! rowspan="2" | [[Vanilla Stilton Cheese|Vanilla Stilton<br>Cheese]]
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  ! rowspan="2" | [[Vengeful Vanilla Stilton Cheese|Vengeful<br>Vanilla Stilton<br>Cheese]]
 
  ! rowspan="2"  width="150px" class="unsortable" | Loot
 
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! colspan="3" bgcolor="#cccccc"| '''Tide Stage'''
 
|- valign="center"
 
 
  |align="left" | [[Balack the Banished]]
 
  |align="left" | [[Balack the Banished]]
 
  | 80,000
 
  | 80,000
 
  | 41,000
 
  | 41,000
| bgcolor="#dddddd"| '''X'''
 
| bgcolor="#dddddd"| '''X'''
 
| bgcolor="#dddddd"|
 
 
  |  
 
  |  
 
  | '''X'''
 
  | '''X'''
  | align="left" | [[Ancient Relic]]<br>[[Divine Orb]]
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  | align="left" | [[Ancient Relic]]<br>[[Divine Orb]]
|- valign="center"
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|-
 
  | align="left" | [[Brimstone]]
 
  | align="left" | [[Brimstone]]
 
  | 11,200
 
  | 11,200
 
  | 2,300
 
  | 2,300
| bgcolor="#dddddd"| '''X'''
 
| bgcolor="#dddddd"| '''X'''
 
| bgcolor="#dddddd"|
 
 
  | '''X'''
 
  | '''X'''
 
  | '''X'''
 
  | '''X'''
  | align="left" |  
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  | align="left" |  
|- valign="center"
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|-
 
  | align="left" | [[Davy Jones]]
 
  | align="left" | [[Davy Jones]]
 
  | 9,000
 
  | 9,000
 
  | 2,000
 
  | 2,000
| bgcolor="#dddddd"| '''X'''
 
| bgcolor="#dddddd"| '''X'''
 
| bgcolor="#dddddd"|
 
 
  | '''X'''
 
  | '''X'''
 
  | '''X'''
 
  | '''X'''
  | align="left" |  
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  | align="left" |  
|- valign="center"
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|-
 
  | align="left" | [[Derr Lich]]
 
  | align="left" | [[Derr Lich]]
 
  | 32,112
 
  | 32,112
 
  | 13,508
 
  | 13,508
| bgcolor="#dddddd"| '''X'''
 
| bgcolor="#dddddd"| '''X'''
 
| bgcolor="#dddddd"|
 
 
  | '''X'''
 
  | '''X'''
 
  | '''X'''
 
  | '''X'''
  | align="left" | [[Bottled-Up Rage]]<br>[[Flawless Orb]]<br>[[Scrap Metal]]
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  | align="left" | [[Bottled-Up Rage]]<br>[[Flawless Orb]]<br>[[Scrap Metal]]
|- valign="center"
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|-
 
  | align="left" | [[Elub Lich]]
 
  | align="left" | [[Elub Lich]]
 
  | 52,992
 
  | 52,992
 
  | 8,272
 
  | 8,272
| bgcolor="#dddddd"| '''X'''
 
| bgcolor="#dddddd"| '''X'''
 
| bgcolor="#dddddd"|
 
 
  | '''X'''
 
  | '''X'''
 
  | '''X'''
 
  | '''X'''
  | align="left" | [[Flawless Orb]]<br>[[Pinch of Annoyance]]<br>[[Scrap Metal]]
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  | align="left" | [[Flawless Orb]]<br>[[Pinch of Annoyance]]<br>[[Scrap Metal]]
|- valign="center"
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  | align="left" | [[Enslaved Spirit]]
 
  | align="left" | [[Enslaved Spirit]]
 
  | 20,000
 
  | 20,000
 
  | 900
 
  | 900
| bgcolor="#dddddd"| '''X'''
 
| bgcolor="#dddddd"| '''X'''
 
| bgcolor="#dddddd"|
 
 
  | '''X'''
 
  | '''X'''
 
  | '''X'''
 
  | '''X'''
  | align="left" |  
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  | align="left" |  
|- valign="center"
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  | align="left" | [[Nerg Lich]]
 
  | align="left" | [[Nerg Lich]]
 
  | 40,144
 
  | 40,144
 
  | 10,340
 
  | 10,340
| bgcolor="#dddddd"| '''X'''
 
| bgcolor="#dddddd"| '''X'''
 
| bgcolor="#dddddd"|
 
 
  | '''X'''
 
  | '''X'''
 
  | '''X'''
 
  | '''X'''
  | align="left" | [[Flawless Orb]]<br>[[Raisins of Wrath]]<br>[[Scrap Metal]]
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  | align="left" | [[Flawless Orb]]<br>[[Raisins of Wrath]]<br>[[Scrap Metal]]
|- valign="center"
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  | align="left" | [[Riptide]]
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  | align="left" | [[Riptide]]<br>''[[#Tide|Medium and High tide]] only''
 
  | 32,000
 
  | 32,000
 
  | 3,800
 
  | 3,800
| bgcolor="#dddddd"|
 
| bgcolor="#dddddd"| '''X'''
 
| bgcolor="#dddddd"| '''X'''
 
 
  | '''X'''
 
  | '''X'''
 
  | '''X'''
 
  | '''X'''
  | align="left" |  
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  | align="left" |  
|- valign="center"
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  | align="left" | [[Tidal Fisher]]
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  | align="left" | [[Tidal Fisher]]<br>''[[#Tide|Low tide]] only''
 
  | 9,800
 
  | 9,800
 
  | 3,800
 
  | 3,800
| bgcolor="#dddddd"| '''X'''
 
| bgcolor="#dddddd"|
 
| bgcolor="#dddddd"|
 
 
  | '''X'''
 
  | '''X'''
 
  |  
 
  |  
  | align="left" |  
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  | align="left" |  
|- valign="center"
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|-
 
  | align="left" | [[Twisted Fiend]]
 
  | align="left" | [[Twisted Fiend]]
 
  | 10,500
 
  | 10,500
 
  | 1,100
 
  | 1,100
| bgcolor="#dddddd"| '''X'''
 
| bgcolor="#dddddd"| '''X'''
 
| bgcolor="#dddddd"|
 
 
  | '''X'''
 
  | '''X'''
 
  | '''X'''
 
  | '''X'''
  | align="left" |  
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===Mice with Special Requirements===
 
*[[M400]] – This mouse will sometimes be available in [[Balack's Cove]] when Hunters are actively working an [[M400 Hunting Research Assignment]]. It is attracted only to [[Fusion Fondue]] which will not attract any other mice. It drops a wide variety of loot.
 
 
 
==Obtaining  Required Cheese==
 
===[[Vanilla Stilton Cheese]]===
 
====Crafting - 15 Piece Recipe====
 
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! colspan=4 | Formula: {{MHrecipe|vanilla_stilton_15|Vanilla Stilton}} (15 pieces)
 
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! colspan=2 | Recipe can be unlocked by:
 
| colspan=2 | Capture 10 [[Swarm of Pygmy Mice]]
 
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! align="left" | Item
 
! Item<br/>Qty
 
! Item<br/>Cost
 
! Item Source
 
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| align="left" |<!--Item-->[[Vanilla Bean]]
 
| <!--Qty-->15
 
| <!--Cost--> N/A
 
| align="left" |<!--Source-->{{Source/Vanilla Bean}}
 
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| align="left" |<!--Item-->[[Coconut Milk]]
 
| <!--Qty-->15
 
| <!--Cost--> 800<br/>(12,000 total)
 
| align="left" |<!--Source-->{{Source/Coconut Milk}}
 
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| align="left" |<!--Item-->[[Curds and Whey]]
 
| <!--Qty-->15
 
| <!--Cost--> 12<br/>(180 total)
 
| align="left" |<!--Source-->{{Source/Curds and Whey}}
 
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| align="left" |<!--Item-->[[Salt]]
 
| <!--Qty-->15
 
| <!--Cost--> 6<br/>(90 total)
 
| align="left" |<!--Source-->{{Source/Salt}}
 
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! colspan="2" | Total || 12,270 gold || bgcolor="#dddddd" align="left" |'''Cost Per Piece: 818 gold'''
 
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! colspan="4"  bgcolor="#dddddd" |'''Recipe costs represent Shoppe prices only. The cost of items obtained through other sources will affect the total cost of crafting.'''
 
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====Crafting - 15 Piece Recipe ([[Magic Essence]])====
 
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! colspan=4 | Formula: {{MHrecipe|vanilla_stilton_15_magic_essence|Vanilla Stilton (Magic Essence)}} (15 pieces)
 
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! colspan=2 | Recipe can be unlocked by:
 
| colspan=2 | Capture 10 [[Swarm of Pygmy Mice]]
 
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! align="left" | Item
 
! Item<br/>Qty
 
! Item<br/>Cost
 
! Item Source
 
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| align="left" |<!--Item-->[[Magic Essence]]
 
| <!--Qty-->15
 
| <!--Cost--> N/A
 
| align="left" |<!--Source-->{{Source/Magic Essence}}
 
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| align="left" |<!--Item-->[[Vanilla Bean]]
 
| <!--Qty-->5
 
| <!--Cost--> N/A
 
| align="left" |<!--Source-->{{Source/Vanilla Bean}}
 
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| align="left" |<!--Item-->[[Coconut Milk]]
 
| <!--Qty-->15
 
| <!--Cost--> 800<br/>(12,000 total)
 
| align="left" |<!--Source-->{{Source/Coconut Milk}}
 
|-
 
| align="left" |<!--Item-->[[Curds and Whey]]
 
| <!--Qty-->15
 
| <!--Cost--> 12<br/>(180 total)
 
| align="left" |<!--Source-->{{Source/Curds and Whey}}
 
|-
 
| align="left" |<!--Item-->[[Salt]]
 
| <!--Qty-->15
 
| <!--Cost--> 6<br/>(90 total)
 
| align="left" |<!--Source-->{{Source/Salt}}
 
|-
 
! colspan="2" | Total || 12,270 gold || bgcolor="#dddddd" align="left" |'''Cost Per Piece: 818 gold'''
 
|-
 
! colspan="4"  bgcolor="#dddddd" |'''Recipe costs represent Shoppe prices only. The cost of items obtained through other sources will affect the total cost of crafting.'''
 
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===[[Vengeful Vanilla Stilton Cheese]]===
 
====Crafting - 1 Piece Recipe====
 
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! colspan=4 | Formula: {{MHrecipe|vengeful_vanilla_stilton|Vengeful Vanilla Stilton (1 piece)}}
 
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! colspan=2 | Recipe can be unlocked by:
 
| colspan=2 | Capture ANY of the following:<br/>[[Derr Lich]]<br/>[[Elub Lich]]<br/>[[Nerg Lich]]
 
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! align="left" | Item
 
! Item<br/>Qty
 
! Item<br/>Cost
 
! Item Source
 
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| align="left" |<!--Item-->[[Bottled-Up Rage]]
 
| <!--Qty-->1
 
| <!--Cost--> N/A
 
| align="left" |<!--Source-->{{Source/Bottled-Up Rage}}
 
|-
 
| align="left" |<!--Item-->[[Pinch of Annoyance]]
 
| <!--Qty-->1
 
| <!--Cost--> N/A
 
| align="left" |<!--Source-->{{Source/Pinch of Annoyance}}
 
|-
 
| align="left" |<!--Item-->[[Raisins of Wrath]]
 
| <!--Qty-->1
 
| <!--Cost--> N/A
 
| align="left" |<!--Source-->{{Source/Raisins of Wrath}}
 
|-
 
| align="left" |<!--Item-->[[Vanilla Bean]]
 
| <!--Qty-->1
 
| <!--Cost--> N/A
 
| align="left" |<!--Source-->{{Source/Vanilla Bean}}
 
|-
 
| align="left" |<!--Item-->[[Coconut Milk]]
 
| <!--Qty-->1
 
| <!--Cost--> 800
 
| align="left" |<!--Source-->{{Source/Coconut Milk}}
 
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| align="left" |<!--Item-->[[Curds and Whey]]
 
| <!--Qty-->1
 
| <!--Cost--> 12
 
| align="left" |<!--Source-->{{Source/Curds and Whey}}
 
|-
 
| align="left" |<!--Item-->[[Ionized Salt]]
 
| <!--Qty-->1
 
| <!--Cost--> 450
 
| align="left" |<!--Source-->{{Source/Ionized Salt}}
 
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! colspan="2" | Total || 1,262 gold || bgcolor="#dddddd" align="left" |'''Cost Per Piece: 1,262 gold'''
 
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! colspan="4"  bgcolor="#dddddd" |'''Recipe costs represent Shoppe prices only. The cost of items obtained through other sources will affect the total cost of crafting.'''
 
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====Crafting - 3 Piece Recipe====
 
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! colspan=4 | Formula: {{MHrecipe|vengeful_vanilla_stilton_magic_essence|Vengeful Vanilla Stilton (3 pieces)}}
 
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! colspan=2 | Recipe can be unlocked by:
 
| colspan=2 | Capture ANY of the following:<br/>[[Derr Lich]]<br/>[[Elub Lich]]<br/>[[Nerg Lich]]
 
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! align="left" | Item
 
! Item<br/>Qty
 
! Item<br/>Cost
 
! Item Source
 
|-
 
| align="left" |<!--Item-->[[Magic Essence]]
 
| <!--Qty-->3
 
| <!--Cost--> N/A
 
| align="left" |<!--Source-->{{Source/Magic Essence}}
 
|-
 
| align="left" |<!--Item-->[[Bottled-Up Rage]]
 
| <!--Qty-->1
 
| <!--Cost--> N/A
 
| align="left" |<!--Source-->{{Source/Bottled-Up Rage}}
 
|-
 
| align="left" |<!--Item-->[[Pinch of Annoyance]]
 
| <!--Qty-->1
 
| <!--Cost--> N/A
 
| align="left" |<!--Source-->{{Source/Pinch of Annoyance}}
 
|-
 
| align="left" |<!--Item-->[[Raisins of Wrath]]
 
| <!--Qty-->1
 
| <!--Cost--> N/A
 
| align="left" |<!--Source-->{{Source/Raisins of Wrath}}
 
|-
 
| align="left" |<!--Item-->[[Vanilla Bean]]
 
| <!--Qty-->1
 
| <!--Cost--> N/A
 
| align="left" |<!--Source-->{{Source/Vanilla Bean}}
 
|-
 
| align="left" |<!--Item-->[[Coconut Milk]]
 
| <!--Qty-->1
 
| <!--Cost--> 800
 
| align="left" |<!--Source-->{{Source/Coconut Milk}}
 
|-
 
| align="left" |<!--Item-->[[Curds and Whey]]
 
| <!--Qty-->1
 
| <!--Cost--> 12
 
| align="left" |<!--Source-->{{Source/Curds and Whey}}
 
|-
 
| align="left" |<!--Item-->[[Ionized Salt]]
 
| <!--Qty-->1
 
| <!--Cost--> 450
 
| align="left" |<!--Source-->{{Source/Ionized Salt}}
 
|-
 
! colspan="2" | Total || 1,262 gold || bgcolor="#dddddd" align="left" |'''Cost Per Piece: 420.67 gold'''
 
|-
 
! colspan="4"  bgcolor="#dddddd" |'''Recipe costs represent Shoppe prices only. The cost of items obtained through other sources will affect the total cost of crafting.'''
 
 
|}
 
|}
{{-}}
 
  
 
== Hunting Strategy ==
 
== Hunting Strategy ==
[[Forgotten]] weapons are required to capture [[Balack the Banished]] and are more effective than [[Arcane]] and [[Shadow]] weapons at capturing the other mice found in [[Balack's Cove]].
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=== Hunting Tips by [[Larry]] ===
 
 
Hunters will need to hunt with [[Vanilla Stilton Cheese]] in order to attract the three '''Lich''' mice which drop the ingredients necessary for crafting [[Vengeful Vanilla Stilton Cheese]].<br/>
 
[[Vengeful Vanilla Stilton Cheese]] is required to attract [[Balack the Banished]] and improves the attraction rate of the 3 '''Lich''' mice.<br/>
 
The ingredients necessary to craft the two '''Stilton''' cheeses are found at the [[Cape Clawed General Store]], as loot from mice in the [[Jungle of Dread]], and as loot from the 3 '''Lich''' mice found in [[Balack's Cove]].
 
 
 
Capturing a [[Riptide Mouse]] will cause Hunters to be '''washed out''' of [[Balack's Cove]] and into the [[Jungle of Dread]].
 
*During '''Low Tide''' the [[Riptide Mouse]] cannot be encountered.<br/>
 
*During '''Medium Tide''' the [[Riptide Mouse]] can be encountered. <br/>
 
*During '''High Tide''' the [[Riptide Mouse]] is the only mouse that can be encountered.
 
 
 
Arming any of the various [[Balack's Cove Charms|Anchor Charms]] will prevent a Hunter from being '''washed out''' when capturing a [[Riptide Mouse]].
 
 
 
===Location-Specific Effects===
 
====Charms====
 
* The various [[Balack's Cove Charms|Anchor Charms]] prevent Hunters from being washed out of [[Balack's Cove]] when capturing a [[Riptide Mouse]].
 
====Traps====
 
* The [[Nutcracker Nuisance Trap]] is a '''limited edition''' trap that increases the chance that [[Derr Lich]], [[Elub Lich]] and [[Nerg Lich]] mice will drop twice the loot when caught. Loot required for [[assignment]]s will not be affected.
 
 
 
===[[Adventure Book]]===
 
Hunters can complete [[Defeat Balack the Banished]] by using [[Vengeful Vanilla Stilton]] in [[Balack's Cove]] to catch [[Balack the Banished]].
 
 
 
===[[Library Assignments]]===
 
*[[M400 Bait Research Assignment]] - This assignment may require Hunters to track down specific items from [[Balack's Cove]] mice in order to complete it.
 
*[[M400 Hunting Research Assignment]] -  This assignment may require collecting 1 [[Piece of M400 Intel]] from mice in [[Balack's Cove]] and/or capture the [[M400]].
 
*[[Zurreal Trap Research Assignment]] - This assignment requires Hunters to collect 1 [[Lich Jewel]] from [[Balack the Banished]], [[Derr Lich]], [[Elub Lich]], or [[Nerg Lich]] mice in [[Balack's Cove]].
 
 
 
===[[Tournaments]]===
 
[[Balack's Cove]] mice are worth points during some [[Tournaments]].
 
 
 
===[[Treasure Map]]s===
 
Mice in the [[Balack's Cove]] are often found on [[Tribal and Shelder Treasure Map]]s and [[Relic Hunter Treasure Maps]].
 
 
 
===Hunting tips by [[Larry]]===
 
 
I'm jolly glad to be out of Dracano, fearless MouseHunter, but this place isn't much better... I can hear whispering all around, and I don't think it's the sound of the waves.
 
I'm jolly glad to be out of Dracano, fearless MouseHunter, but this place isn't much better... I can hear whispering all around, and I don't think it's the sound of the waves.
  
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This will be a difficult fight, even for an experienced MouseHunter, but I believe in you! Get in there and lift that curse!
 
This will be a difficult fight, even for an experienced MouseHunter, but I believe in you! Get in there and lift that curse!
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=== [[Adventure Book]] ===
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The Hunter can complete [[Defeat Balack the Banished]] adventure in '''{{PAGENAME}}'''.
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== Location-Specific Effects ==
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=== [[Weapons]] ===
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*[[Nutcracker Nuisance Trap]] - has a chance to make [[Derr Lich]], [[Elub Lich]], and [[Nerg Lich]] drop additional [[Bottled-Up Rage]], [[Pinch of Annoyance]], and [[Raisins of Wrath]] respectively.
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=== [[Charms]] ===
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*'''Anchor Charms''' - these Charms prevent getting transferred to [[Jungle of Dread]] upon catching a [[Riptide Mouse]]
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**[[Empowered Anchor Charm]]
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**[[Festive Anchor Charm]]
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**[[Golden Anchor Charm]]
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**[[Spiked Anchor Charm]]
  
 
== [[Shops]] ==
 
== [[Shops]] ==
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=== [[{{PAGENAME}} Cheese Shoppe|Cheese Shoppe]] ===
 
=== [[{{PAGENAME}} Cheese Shoppe|Cheese Shoppe]] ===
 
{{Shops/Table/{{PAGENAME}} Cheese Shoppe}}
 
{{Shops/Table/{{PAGENAME}} Cheese Shoppe}}
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=== [[{{PAGENAME}} Trapsmith|Trapsmith]] ===
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{{Shops/Table/{{PAGENAME}} Trapsmith}}
  
 
=== [[{{PAGENAME}} General Store|General Store]] ===
 
=== [[{{PAGENAME}} General Store|General Store]] ===
 
{{Shops/Table/{{PAGENAME}} General Store}}
 
{{Shops/Table/{{PAGENAME}} General Store}}
 
=== [[{{PAGENAME}} Trapsmith|Trapsmith]] ===
 
{{Shops/Table/{{PAGENAME}} Trapsmith}}
 
  
 
== History and Trivia ==
 
== History and Trivia ==
*'''17 May 2010:''' [[Balack's Cove]] opened.
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*'''17 May 2010:''' '''{{PAGENAME}}''' was released as a new hunting location in [[Tribal Isles]] region.
*'''21 September 2010:''' The [[Tidal Fisher Mouse]] was added.
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*'''21 September 2010:''' [[Tidal Fisher Mouse]] was added to this location.
*'''21 September 2010:''' The tidal cycle was stabilized and the role of the [[Riptide Mouse]] became instrumental in washing hunters out into the [[Jungle of Dread]]; prior to this date, the [[Balack's Cove]] closure was timed but not dependent on the capture of a specific mouse.
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*'''21 September 2010:''' The tide cycle was stabilized and the role of the [[Riptide Mouse]] became instrumental in washing hunters out into the [[Jungle of Dread]]; prior to this date, the [[Balack's Cove]] closure was timed but not dependent on the capture of a specific mouse.
*'''6 January 2012:''' The current banner image was painted live during an 'Art Edition' of Feedback Friday. Ideas and suggestions for the environment were provided by the audience at the time of painting. The image was updated to the location on '''16 February 2012'''.
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*'''16 February 2012:''' '''{{PAGENAME}}''' had its banner image updated. The image had previously been painted live on [[Feedback Friday]] on '''6 January 2012'''.
*'''22 March 2022:''' [[Derr Lich]], [[Elub Lich]], and [[Nerg Lich]] started dropping [[Scrap Metal]].
 
  
==Images and Links==
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== Links and Images ==
*[http://pics.livejournal.com/camomiletea/pic/000ygg7x.jpg Original banner image]
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*[{{MHdomain}}/images/environments/55c8b16d30aa344f64c5daaeb95de38b.jpg Original banner image]
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*[{{MHdomain}}/images/environments/a802bbffb7dcbf035352bb6a0916eb04.jpg Current banner image]
 
*[https://sites.google.com/site/mhtimerslinks/home MouseHunt Timers] – MouseHunt Timers
 
*[https://sites.google.com/site/mhtimerslinks/home MouseHunt Timers] – MouseHunt Timers
 
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Latest revision as of 03:52, 27 September 2022

Balack's Cove
Region: Tribal Isles
Minimum Rank: Knight
Travel Requirement: Balack's Lantern
Required Power Types: Forgotten
Arcane
Shadow
Required Cheeses: Vanilla Stilton Cheese
Vengeful Vanilla Stilton Cheese
Number of Mice: 10
Shops: Cheese Shoppe
Trapsmith
General Store
Lose Gold: Yes
Lose Points: Yes
Lose Cheese: No
Release Date: 17 May 2010
This foreboding sea cave has fierce, unpredictable tides that can easily wash unsuspecting Hunters out to sea. Those who seek the spirits of this darkened grotto should arm a Shadow, Arcane or Forgotten trap, and use Vanilla Stilton as bait.

Overview

Balack's Cove is a hunting location in Tribal Isles region.

It requires the rank of Knight and Balack's Lantern to access.

Mouse pool here is determined by Tide and cheese used.

Catching a Riptide transfers the Hunter to Jungle of Dread, unless an Anchor Charm variant is armed.

Tide

In Balack's Cove, a Tide mechanic is in effect.

  • A complete Tide Cycle lasts 18 hours and 40 minutes. Each cycle includes these phases:
    • The rising Low Tide lasts 8 hours.
    • The rising Medium Tide lasts 1 hour.
    • The rising High Tide lasts 20 minutes.
    • The ebbing High Tide lasts 20 minutes.
    • The ebbing Medium Tide lasts 1 hour.
    • The ebbing Low Tide lasts 8 hours.
  • The available mice depend on Tide level:
    • During Low Tide: all mice except Riptide can be attracted.
    • During Medium Tide: all mice except Tidal Fisher can be attracted.
    • During High Tide: only Riptide can be attracted.
  • Catching a Riptide transfers the Hunter to Jungle of Dread. This mouse is available during Medium and High Tide.

Heads-Up Display

In Balack's Cove, the HUD shows:

Mice

All mice found in Balack's Cove are part of Balack's Banished mouse group.

Forgotten, Arcane, and Shadow power types have varied effectiveness against these mice.
All other types are ineffective.

Derr Lich, Elub Lich, and Nerg Lich drop loot that is used to craft Vengeful Vanilla Stilton.
This cheese can attract Balack the Banished and also boost the attraction rate of those Lich.

When using Vengeful Vanilla Stilton, Forgotten power type is recommended.

The Hunter should be aware of Riptide which can move them to Jungle of Dread.

Mouse Points Gold Vanilla Stilton
Cheese
Vengeful
Vanilla Stilton
Cheese
Loot
Balack the Banished 80,000 41,000 X Ancient Relic
Divine Orb
Brimstone 11,200 2,300 X X
Davy Jones 9,000 2,000 X X
Derr Lich 32,112 13,508 X X Bottled-Up Rage
Flawless Orb
Scrap Metal
Elub Lich 52,992 8,272 X X Flawless Orb
Pinch of Annoyance
Scrap Metal
Enslaved Spirit 20,000 900 X X
Nerg Lich 40,144 10,340 X X Flawless Orb
Raisins of Wrath
Scrap Metal
Riptide
Medium and High tide only
32,000 3,800 X X
Tidal Fisher
Low tide only
9,800 3,800 X
Twisted Fiend 10,500 1,100 X X

Hunting Strategy

Hunting Tips by Larry

I'm jolly glad to be out of Dracano, fearless MouseHunter, but this place isn't much better... I can hear whispering all around, and I don't think it's the sound of the waves.

This is the cursed resting place of Balack the Banished, and his legion of lich slaves. Shadow and Arcane traps work here, but Forgotten traps garner the best results, especially in conflict with Balack. The evil lord's followers respond only to the smell of rare vanilla bean, so keep plenty of Vanilla Stilton on hand. If you're after Balack and his Elder Liches, however, you'll need something with a little more bite-- Vengeful Vanilla Stilton, a nasty cheese made from the rage of Balack's eternal slaves.

If a legion of undead mice isn't enough to spook you, there's also the tides. The mysterious Riptide Mouse pulls the tides in and out several times a day, so unlucky Hunters caught in the waves will get washed out onto the shores of the Jungle of Dread!

The tides have three states; Low, medium and high. Low tide lasts the longest and there are no Riptide mice present. Riptide mice are abundant during medium tide, and extremely abundant during high tide. Should you catch a Riptide mouse, you will be washed out into the Jungle of Dread!

This will be a difficult fight, even for an experienced MouseHunter, but I believe in you! Get in there and lift that curse!

Adventure Book

The Hunter can complete Defeat Balack the Banished adventure in Balack's Cove.

Location-Specific Effects

Weapons

Charms

Shops

These are the shops found in Balack's Cove.

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

Bases
Item Cost Requirement Refund
Bamboozler Base 75,000 Gold None 13,500 Gold
Aqua Base 115,000 Gold None 20,700 Gold
Tribal Base 240,000 Gold None 43,200 Gold
Molten Shrapnel Base 720,000 Gold
50 Scrap Metal
1 Dragon Ember
None N/A
Weapons
Item Power Type Cost Requirement Refund
Obelisk of Slumber Trap Arcane 316,350 Gold None 56,943 Gold
Obelisk of Incineration Trap Arcane 45,529 Gold
2 Scrap Metal
1 Coal
1 Obelisk of Slumber Trap
None N/A
Arcane Capturing Rod Of Never Yielding Mystery Arcane 632,700 Gold
12 Scrap Metal
1 Onyx Stone
3 Magic Essence
1 Obelisk Parts
None N/A
Gorgon Trap Shadow 700,000 Gold None 126,000 Gold
Clockapult of Time Shadow 1,800,000 Gold None 324,000 Gold
Forgotten Pressure Plate Trap Forgotten 400,000 Gold
6 Rune
None 72,000 Gold
Ancient Box Trap Forgotten 158,175 Gold
1 Ancient Ripped Blueprint Piece
1 Ancient Frayed Blueprint Piece
1 Ancient Mangled Blueprint Piece
1 Ancient Relic Staff
1 Timeless Mystic Gem
1 Hinge of Eternity
1 Ethereal Rope
1 Engraved Solid Stone Slab
1 Encrusted Metal of Time
None N/A

General Store

Item Cost Requirement Refund
Salt 6 Gold None 2 Gold
Curds and Whey 12 Gold None 3 Gold
Ionized Salt 450 Gold None 150 Gold
Coconut Milk 800 Gold None 800 Gold
Plant Pot 900 Gold None 900 Gold

History and Trivia

  • 17 May 2010: Balack's Cove was released as a new hunting location in Tribal Isles region.
  • 21 September 2010: Tidal Fisher Mouse was added to this location.
  • 21 September 2010: The tide cycle was stabilized and the role of the Riptide Mouse became instrumental in washing hunters out into the Jungle of Dread; prior to this date, the Balack's Cove closure was timed but not dependent on the capture of a specific mouse.
  • 16 February 2012: Balack's Cove had its banner image updated. The image had previously been painted live on Feedback Friday on 6 January 2012.

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