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''So this is what happened to the Lost City! It's become deeply cursed, with terrible and powerful mice living within and taking the safety of everyone around them into their own careless hands!''
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'''Hunting in the [[Cursed City]] with any cheese other than [[Graveblossom Camembert]] will transport Hunters to the [[Lost City]].'''
== Description and Requirements ==
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The '''Cursed City''' is a location in the [[Sandtail Desert]] region requiring a minimum rank of [[Baron|Baron/Baroness]] and the [[Living Garden Key]] to enter. It is the alternate version of the [[Lost City]]. Hunters can only travel to this location after catching a [[Carmine the Apothecary]] in the [[Living Garden]] and being transported to the [[Twisted Garden]].
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! colspan="2" width="350" style="border-style: solid; font-size:125%; border-width: 2px 2px 2px 2px;" bgcolor=#E9967A  | Region: [[Sandtail Desert]]
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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" | [[Baron|Baron/Baroness]]
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  | nowrap align="left" style="border-style: solid; border-width:  0 0 0 2px" | '''Travel Requirement:'''
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  | nowrap align="right" style="border-style: solid; border-width:  0 2px 0 0" | [[Living Garden Key]]<br/>'''and'''<br/>'''Capture'''<br/>[[Carmine the Apothecary]]<br/>'''in [[Living Garden]]'''
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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="right" style="border-style: solid; border-width:  0 2px 0 0" | [[Arcane]]
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  | nowrap align="left" style="border-style: solid; border-width:  0 0 0 2px" | '''Required Cheeses:'''
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  | nowrap align="right" style="border-style: solid; border-width:  0 2px 0 0" | [[Graveblossom Camembert]]
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  | nowrap align="left" style="border-style: solid; border-width:  0 0 0 2px" | '''Required Charms:'''
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  | nowrap align="right" style="border-style: solid; border-width:  0 2px 0 0" | [[Bravery Charm]]<br/>[[Clarity Charm]]<br/>[[Shine Charm]]
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  | nowrap align="left" style="border-style: solid; border-width:  0 0 0 2px" |  '''Number of Mice:'''
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  | nowrap align="right" style="border-style: solid; border-width:  0 2px 0 0" | '''7'''
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  | nowrap align="left" style="border-style: solid; border-width:  2px 0 2px 2px" | '''Shops:'''
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  | nowrap align="right" style="border-style: solid; border-width:  2px 2px 2px 0" | [[Cursed City Charm Shoppe|Charm Shoppe]]<br/>[[Cursed City Cheese Shoppe|Cheese Shoppe]]<br/>[[Cursed City General Store|General Store]]
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  | nowrap align="left" style="border-style: solid; border-width:  0 0 0 2px" | '''Lose Gold:'''
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  | nowrap align="right" style="border-style: solid; border-width:  0 2px 0 0" | '''Yes'''
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  | nowrap align="left" style="border-style: solid; border-width:  0 0 0 2px" | '''Lose Points:'''
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  | nowrap align="right" style="border-style: solid; border-width:  0 2px 0 0" | '''Yes'''
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  | nowrap align="left" style="border-style: solid; border-width:  0 0 0 2px" | '''Lose Cheese:'''
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  | nowrap align="right" style="border-style: solid; border-width:  0 2px 0 0" | '''Yes'''
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  | nowrap align="left" style="border-style: solid; border-width:  2px 0 2px 2px" | '''Release Date:'''
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  | nowrap align="right" style="border-style: solid; border-width:  2px 2px 2px 0" | '''14 November 2012'''
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  | colspan="2" align="center" style="font-size:110%; padding:10px;" | So this is what happened to the Lost City! It's become deeply cursed, with terrible and powerful mice living within and taking the safety of everyone around them into their own careless hands!
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==Overview==
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The '''Cursed City''' is a location in the [[Sandtail Desert]] region requiring a minimum rank of [[Baron|Baron/Baroness]], the [[Living Garden Key]], and capturing [[Carmine the Apothecary]] in the [[Living Garden]] to enter. The [[Living Garden Key]] is obtained from the [[Muridae Market Cartographer|Cartographer]] at the [[Muridae Market]].
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Mice in the [[Cursed City]] are weak only to [[Arcane]] weapons.
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[[Graveblossom Camembert]] is required for attracting all mice in the [[Cursed City]].  Hunters must use [[Bravery Charm]]s, [[Clarity Charm]]s, and [[Shine Charm]]s and play the [[Fear, Darkness and Mist Curses Minigame]] to attract the [[Essence Guardian Mouse]] or [[Dark Magi]].
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Hunters must collect [[Plumepearl Herbs]] to use in purchasing [[Lunaria Camembert]].  [[Lunaria Camembert]] is required for attracting [[Twisted Carmine]], and with a [[Shattering Charm]] armed, [[Shattered Carmine]] in the [[Twisted Garden]].
  
Using any cheese other than [[Graveblossom Camembert]] will transport the player back to the [[Lost City]], and the following message will be displayed:<br/>
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===Accessing the Twisted World===
''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.''
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The '''Twisted World''' locations of [[Twisted Garden]], [[Cursed City]], and [[Sand Crypts]] can only be accessed by capturing [[Carmine the Apothecary]] with [[Duskshade Camembert]] in the [[Living Garden]]. Capturing [[Carmine the Apothecary]] will move the Hunter to the [[Twisted Garden]] and the following message is displayed:
  
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''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.<br/>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.''
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Hunting with any cheese other than [[Graveblossom Camembert]] in the [[Cursed City]] will cause Hunters to be moved to the [[Lost City]] and the following message will be displayed:
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''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.''<br/>
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If an [[M400 Hunting Research Assignment]] requires capturing the [[M400]] in the [[Cursed City]], Hunters can encounter it, but will be dropped to normal reality for hunting with the wrong cheese.
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===The Living Garden Sequence===
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Hunters will need to hunt the areas in the '''Living Garden sub-region''' in a specific order. The following steps outline the basic requirements for accessing and hunting in each location.  Additional information on [[minigame]]s and other activities can be found on the individual location pages.
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The steps of the cycle that can be completed in the [[Cursed City]] location are highlighted in bold.
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*Step 1: [[Living Garden]]
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:Step 1a: Hunt with [[Standard Cheese]] in the [[Living Garden]] to collect [[Dewthief Petal]]s.<br/>
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:Step 1b: Use [[Dewthief Petal]]s to purchase [[Dewthief Camembert]].<br/>
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*Step 2: [[Lost City]] and [[Sand Dunes]] - steps ''a'' and ''b'' can be done in any order.
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:Step 2a: Hunt with [[Dewthief Camembert]] in the [[Lost City]] to collect [[Dreamfluff Herbs]].<br/>
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:Step 2b: Hunt with [[Dewthief Camembert]] in the [[Sand Dunes]] to collect [[Duskshade Petal]]s.<br/>
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:Step 2c: Use [[Dreamfluff Herbs]] and [[Duskshade Petal]]s to purchase [[Duskshade Camembert]].<br/>
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*Step 3: [[Living Garden]]
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:Step 3a: Hunt with [[Duskshade Camembert]] in the [[Living Garden]].<br/>
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:Step 3b: Capture [[Carmine the Apothecary]] to open the Twisted World and travel to the [[Twisted Garden]].<br/>
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*Step 4: [[Twisted Garden]]
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:Step 4a: Hunt with [[Duskshade Camembert]] in the [[Twisted Garden]] to collect [[Graveblossom Petal]]s.<br/>
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:Step 4b: Use [[Graveblossom Petal]]s to purchase [[Graveblossom Camembert]].<br/>
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*'''Step 5: [[Cursed City]] and [[Sand Crypts]] - steps '''a''' and '''b''' can be done in any order.'''
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:'''Step 5a: Hunt with [[Graveblossom Camembert]] in the [[Cursed City]] to collect [[Plumepearl Herbs]].'''<br/>
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:Step 5b: Hunt with [[Graveblossom Camembert]] in the [[Sand Crypts]] to collect [[Lunaria Petal]]s.<br/>
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:'''Step 5c: Use [[Plumepearl Herbs]] and [[Lunaria Petal]]s to purchase [[Lunaria Camembert]].'''<br/>
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*Step 6: [[Twisted Garden]]
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:Hunt with [[Lunaria Camembert]] in the [[Twisted Garden]] to attract [[Twisted Carmine]].
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==Cursed City HUD==
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Hunters can access and track the following using the Heads-Up Display:
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*The [[Fear, Darkness and Mist Curses Minigame]]
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*[[Garden Petals and Herbs]]
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*[[Garden Essences]]
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*The [[Book of Living Recipes]]
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== Fear, Darkness and Mist Curses Minigame ==
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The mechanism for this minigame is similar to that of the [[Lost Curse Minigame]]. There are three curses to dispel in this location:
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*'''Fear Curse:''' - Dispelled by catching a mouse with a [[Bravery Charm]] armed
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*'''Mist Curse:''' - Dispelled by catching a mouse with a [[Clarity Charm]] armed
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*'''Darkness Curse:''' - Dispelled by catching a mouse with a [[Shine Charm]] armed
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[[Bravery Charm]]s, [[Clarity Charm]]s, and [[Shine Charm]]s can be purchased in the [[Cursed City Charm Shoppe]] in exchange for 300 gold and 1 [[Ber Essence]] each.
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All three curses must be dispelled for Hunters to encounter the [[Essence Guardian Mouse]] or [[Dark Magi]].
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When all three curses are lifted, the [[Corrupt Mouse]] cannot be encountered for the first three hunts.
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Upon catching a mouse with any of the 3 charms armed, the following message is displayed in the [[Hunter's Journal]]:
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:''The power of my '''[Charm]''' dispelled the '''[Curse]''', banishing the mists from the Cursed City!<br/>I should unequip my '''[Charms]''' and save them for later.''
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The minigame will end once the hunter attracts a [[Corrupt Mouse]], whether or not it is caught.  At that point the following message will be displayed:
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:''The terrible power of the Corrupt Mouse re-ignited all of the curses in the Cursed City!''
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When the curses have been lifted, Hunters can arm a [[Shattering Charm]] to attract the [[Dark Magi]]. The [[Corrupt Mouse]] will not be present for the first 5 hunts with the curses lifted and a [[Shattering Charm]] armed.
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Hunters can arm the [[Safeguard Charm]] to avoid encountering the [[Corrupt Mouse]]. [[Safeguard Charm]]s are regularly found in [[Living Garden Treasure Chest]]s and are available for purchase on the [[Marketplace]].
  
 
== Cursed City Mice ==
 
== Cursed City Mice ==
The Hunter may capture [[Carmine the Apothecary]] in the [[Living Garden]] at any time to gain access to the Cursed City.
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All mice found in the [[Cursed City]] are part of the [[Lost City Mice]] group.<br/>
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All mice found here are weak only to [[Arcane]] weapons.
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===Corrupt Mouse===
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Capturing the [[Corrupt Mouse]] will restore the '''Cursed City Curses''' in the [[Fear, Darkness and Mist Curses Minigame]].  This mouse will not be encountered for the 3 hunts (5 hunts with [[Shattering Charm]] armed) immediately after the curses are lifted.<br/>
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[[Safeguard Charm]]s can be armed to prevent the attraction of the [[Corrupt Mouse]].
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===Dark Magi Mouse===
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Hunters wishing to capture the [[Dark Magi Mouse]] must lift all three '''Cursed City Curses''' and arm a [[Shattering Charm]] to attract it.<br/>
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===Essence Guardian Mouse===
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Hunters wishing to attract the [[Essence Guardian Mouse]] must lift the '''Cursed City Curses''' as part of the [[Fear, Darkness and Mist Curses Minigame]].
  
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===Cheese Preferences and Loot===
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[[Graveblossom Camembert]] is required to attract all mice in the [[Cursed City]].
  
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|- bgcolor="#dddddd"
 
|- bgcolor="#dddddd"
  ! width="150px" | Mouse
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  ! rowspan="2"  width="150px" align="left" | '''Mouse'''<br/>
  ! Points
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  ! rowspan="2" | '''Points'''<br/>
  ! Gold
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  ! rowspan="2" | '''Gold'''<br/>
  ! Mouse Group
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! '''Without'''<br/>[[Shattering Charm|Shattering<br/>Charm]]<br/>
  ! width="250px" class="unsortable" | Loot
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  ! '''With'''<br/>[[Shattering Charm|Shattering<br/>Charm]]<br/>
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  ! rowspan="2" width="250px" class="unsortable" | Loot
 
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  | align="left" | [[Corrupt]]
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! colspan="2" bgcolor="#cccccc"| [[Graveblossom Camembert]]
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|- valign="top" class="sortbottom"
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  | align="left" | [[Corrupt]]<br/>'''Avoids [[Safeguard Charm]]s'''
 
  | 8,250
 
  | 8,250
 
  | 1,250
 
  | 1,250
  | Lost City Mice
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  | '''X'''
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| '''X'''
 
  | align="left" |  
 
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|- valign="top" class="sortbottom"
 
  | align="left" | [[Cursed Enchanter]]
 
  | align="left" | [[Cursed Enchanter]]
 
  | 18,500
 
  | 18,500
 
  | 2,600
 
  | 2,600
  | Lost City Mice
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  | '''X'''
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  | align="left" | [[Aleth Essence]]<br/>[[Ber Essence]]<br/>[[Plumepearl Herbs]]
 
  | align="left" | [[Aleth Essence]]<br/>[[Ber Essence]]<br/>[[Plumepearl Herbs]]
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|- valign="top" class="sortbottom"
 
  | align="left" | [[Cursed Engineer]]
 
  | align="left" | [[Cursed Engineer]]
 
  | 20,500
 
  | 20,500
 
  | 1,900
 
  | 1,900
  | Lost City Mice
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  | '''X'''
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  | align="left" | [[Aleth Essence]]<br/>[[Ber Essence]]<br/>[[Plumepearl Herbs]]
 
  | align="left" | [[Aleth Essence]]<br/>[[Ber Essence]]<br/>[[Plumepearl Herbs]]
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  | align="left" | [[Cursed Librarian]]
 
  | align="left" | [[Cursed Librarian]]
 
  | 19,500
 
  | 19,500
 
  | 3,500
 
  | 3,500
  | Lost City Mice
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  | '''X'''
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  | align="left" | [[Ber Essence]]<br/>[[Cynd Essence]]<br/>[[Dol Essence]]<br/>[[Est Essence]]<br/>[[Plumepearl Herbs]]
 
  | align="left" | [[Ber Essence]]<br/>[[Cynd Essence]]<br/>[[Dol Essence]]<br/>[[Est Essence]]<br/>[[Plumepearl Herbs]]
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|- valign="top" class="sortbottom"
 
  | align="left" | [[Cursed Thief]]
 
  | align="left" | [[Cursed Thief]]
 
  | 22,500
 
  | 22,500
 
  | 2,350
 
  | 2,350
  | Lost City Mice
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  | '''X'''
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  | align="left" | [[Ber Essence]]<br/>[[Cynd Essence]]<br/>[[Plumepearl Herbs]]
 
  | align="left" | [[Ber Essence]]<br/>[[Cynd Essence]]<br/>[[Plumepearl Herbs]]
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  | align="left" | [[Essence Guardian]]
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| align="left" | [[Dark Magi]]<br/>'''Requires [[Fear, Darkness and Mist Curses Minigame|Lifted Curses]]'''
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| 195,000
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| 24,500
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| '''X'''
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| align="left" | [[Dark Chest]]<br/>[[Living Garden Theme Scrap 2]]
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|- valign="top" class="sortbottom"
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  | align="left" | [[Essence Guardian]]<br/>'''Requires [[Fear, Darkness and Mist Curses Minigame|Lifted Curses]]'''
 
  | 22,500
 
  | 22,500
 
  | 4,250
 
  | 4,250
  | Lost City Mice
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  | '''X'''
  | align="left" | [[Cynd Essence]]
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  | align="left" | [[Cynd Essence]]<br/>[[Plumepearl Herbs]]
 
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===Mice with Special Requirements===
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*[[M400]] – This mouse will sometimes be available in the [[Cursed City]] 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.
  
 
== Hunting Strategy ==
 
== Hunting Strategy ==
=== Fear, Darkness and Mist Curses Minigame ===
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Hunters should arm [[Graveblossom Camembert]] to collect [[Plumepearl Herbs]] from the mice found in the [[Cursed City]]. Hunters can then use [[Plumepearl Herbs]] (along with [[Lunaria Petal]]s) to purchase [[Lunaria Camembert]].
The mechanism for this minigame is similar to that of the [[Lost Curse Minigame|Lost City's Lost Curse Minigame]]. However, there are three different curses to dispel in this location: the Fear, Darkness and Mist Curses. To dispel these curses, a hunter needs to catch mice while having the [[Bravery Charm|Bravery]], [[Shine Charm|Shine]] and [[Clarity Charm|Clarity]] charms equipped.
 
  
Upon catching a mouse with any of the 3 charms armed, the following message is displayed:<br/>
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Hunters can then return to the [[Twisted Garden]] and arm [[Lunaria Camembert]] to capture [[Twisted Carmine]] and, with a [[Shattering Charm]] armed, [[Shattered Carmine]].
''The power of my '''X''' Charm dispelled the '''Y''' Curse, banishing the mists from the Cursed City!<br/>I should unequip my '''X''' Charms and save them for later.''
 
  
After all three curses have been dispelled, the [[Essence Guardian Mouse]] can be attracted.
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Hunters wishing to attract the [[Essence Guardian Mouse]] or [[Dark Magi]] must play the [[Fear, Darkness and Mist Curses Minigame]] which requires using [[Bravery Charm]]s, [[Clarity Charm]]s, and [[Shine Charm]]s to dispel the '''Cursed City Curses'''.
  
The minigame will end once the hunter attracts a [[Corrupt Mouse]], at which point the following message will be displayed:<br/>
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===Capturing Dark Magi ===
''The terrible power of the Corrupt Mouse re-ignited all of the curses in the Cursed City!''
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Lifting all three curses in the [[Fear, Darkness and Mist Curses Minigame]] and arming a [[Shattering Charm]] with [[Graveblossom Camembert]] allows Hunters to attract the [[Dark Magi]].
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[[Shattering Charm]]s can be crafted with the proper ingredients.
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! Source
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| align="left" |<!--Item--> [[Epic Orb]]
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| <!--Cost--> 125,000
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| align="left" |<!--Source-->{{Source/Epic Orb}}
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| align="left" |<!--Item-->[[Aromatic Oil]]
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| <!--Qty-->1
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| <!--Cost--> 1,000,000
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| align="left" |<!--Source-->{{Source/Aromatic Oil}}
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| align="left" |<!--Item-->[[Icuri Essence]]
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| <!--Qty-->1
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| <!--Cost--> N/A
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| align="left" |<!--Source-->{{Source/Icuri Essence}}
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| align="left" |<!--Item--> [[Charmbit]]
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| <!--Qty-->1,000
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| <!--Cost--> 25<br/>(25,000 total)
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| align="left" |<!--Source-->{{Source/Charmbit}}
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! colspan="2" | Total || 1,150,000 || bgcolor="#dddddd"|
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===Location-Specific Effects===
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====Bases====
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*[[Aurora Base]] - '''Limited Edition''' - has a chance to generate a random essence (from [[Aleth]] to [[Icuri]])
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*[[Hothouse Base]] - '''Limited Edition''' - Doubles the range of [[Garden Petals and Herbs]] dropped by mice in this location.
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*[[Living Base]] - Doubles the range of [[Garden Petals and Herbs]] dropped by mice in this location.
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====Charms====
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* The [[Bravery Charm]] dispels the Fear Curse.
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* The [[Clarity Charm]] dispels  the Mist Curse.
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* The [[Shine Charm]] dispels the Darkness Curse.
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* The [[Safeguard Charm]] repels the [[Corrupt Mouse]].
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* The [[Shattering Charm]] allows the attraction of the [[Dark Magi]] Mouse once all three curses have been lifted.
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===[[Adventure Book]]===
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Hunters can complete steps to [[Defeat Twisted Carmine]] by hunting with [[Graveblossom Camembert]] in the [[Cursed City]].
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===[[Library Assignments]]===
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*[[M400 Bait Research Assignment]] - This assignment may require Hunters to track down specific items from [[Cursed City]] mice in order to complete it.
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*[[M400 Hunting Research Assignment]] -  This assignment may require collecting 1 [[Piece of M400 Intel]] from mice in the [[Cursed City]] and/or capture the [[M400]].
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===[[Tournaments]]===
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[[Cursed City]] mice are worth points during some [[Tournaments]].
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===[[Treasure Map]]s===
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Many mice in the [[Cursed City]] are often found on [[Relic Hunter Treasure Map]]s and [[Living Garden Treasure Map]]s.
  
 
=== Hunting tips by [[Larry]] ===
 
=== 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.
 
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.
  
This city is heavily cursed, with not one, not two, but three separate curses! You'll need to purchase and use three charms to dispel the curses here, one charm for each curse. And beware, should the Corrupted Mouse show, all three curses will be renewed!
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This city is ''heavily'' cursed, with not one, not two, but ''three'' separate curses! You'll need to purchase and use three charms to dispel the curses here, one charm for each curse. And beware, should the Corrupted Mouse show, ''all three'' curses will be renewed!
  
 
The reward is more than worth it though, as with all three curses lifted, the Essence Guardian mouse can be attracted to your trap, and they carry more and better Garden Essences than any other mouse here.
 
The reward is more than worth it though, as with all three curses lifted, the Essence Guardian mouse can be attracted to your trap, and they carry more and better Garden Essences than any other mouse here.
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While you're here, be sure to collect Plumepearl Herbs so you can use it to create more advanced cheese to keep hunting with!
 
While you're here, be sure to collect Plumepearl Herbs so you can use it to create more advanced cheese to keep hunting with!
  
== Links ==  
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== Shops ==
* [http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt301/s18067/CursedCity.jpg Banner Image]
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These are the shops that can be found in the [[Cursed City]]:
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===Charm Shoppe===
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! align="left" width="200" | Item<br/>
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! width="75" | Cost <br/>Per Piece<br/>
 +
! width="75" | Refund<br/>Per Piece<br/>
 +
|-valign="top"
 +
| align="left" | [[Aromatic Oil]]
 +
| 1,000,000
 +
| 1,000,000
 +
|-valign="top"
 +
| align="left" | [[Charmbit]]
 +
| 25
 +
| 20
 +
|-valign="top"
 +
| align="left" | [[Epic Orb]]
 +
| 125,000
 +
| 125,000
 +
|-valign="top"
 +
| align="left" | [[Bravery Charm]]
 +
| 300<br/>1 [[Ber Essence]]
 +
| N/A
 +
|-valign="top"
 +
| align="left" | [[Clarity Charm]]
 +
| 300<br/>1 [[Ber Essence]]
 +
| N/A
 +
|-valign="top"
 +
| align="left" | [[Shine Charm]]
 +
| 300<br/>1 [[Ber Essence]]
 +
| N/A
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===Cheese Shoppe===
 +
{| cellpadding="8" cellspacing="0" class="sortable" border="1" style="border-collapse:collapse; text-align:center; margin-bottom:2em"
 +
|- style="background:whitesmoke"
 +
! align="left" width="200" | Item<br/>
 +
! width="75" | Cost <br/>Per Piece<br/>
 +
! width="75" | Refund<br/>Per Piece<br/>
 +
|- valign="top"
 +
| align="left" | [[Gouda]]
 +
| 600
 +
| 600
 +
|- valign="top"
 +
| align="left" | [[Dewthief Camembert]]
 +
| 750 <br/> 1 [[Dewthief Petal]]
 +
| N/A
 +
|- valign="top"
 +
| align="left" | [[Dewthief Camembert 4-Pack]]
 +
| 3,000 <br/> 3 [[Dewthief Petal]] <br/> 1 [[Magic Essence]]
 +
| N/A
 +
|- valign="top"
 +
| align="left" | [[Duskshade Camembert]]
 +
| 1,100 <br/> 1 [[Duskshade Petal]] <br/> 1 [[Dreamfluff Herbs]]
 +
| N/A
 +
|- valign="top"
 +
| align="left" | [[Duskshade Camembert 4-Pack]]
 +
| 4,400 <br/> 3 [[Duskshade Petal]] <br/> 3 [[Dreamfluff Herbs]] <br/> 1 [[Magic Essence]]
 +
| N/A
 +
|- valign="top"
 +
| align="left" | [[Graveblossom Camembert]]
 +
| 1,500 <br/> 1 [[Graveblossom Petal]]
 +
| N/A
 +
|- valign="top"
 +
| align="left" | [[Graveblossom Camembert 4-Pack]]
 +
| 6,000 <br/> 3 [[Graveblossom Petal]] <br/> 1 [[Magic Essence]]
 +
| N/A
 +
|- valign="top"
 +
| align="left" | [[Lunaria Camembert]]
 +
| 1,775 <br/> 1 [[Lunaria Petal]] <br/> 1 [[Plumepearl Herbs]]
 +
| N/A
 +
|- valign="top"
 +
| align="left" | [[Lunaria Camembert 4-Pack]]
 +
| 7,100 <br/> 3 [[Lunaria Petal]] <br/> 3 [[Plumepearl Herbs]] <br/> 1 [[Magic Essence]]
 +
| N/A
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===General Store===
 +
{| cellpadding="8" cellspacing="0" class="sortable" border="1" style="border-collapse:collapse; text-align:center; margin-bottom:2em"
 +
|- style="background:whitesmoke"
 +
! align="left" width="200" | Item<br/>
 +
! width="75" | Cost <br/>Per Piece<br/>
 +
! width="75" | Refund<br/>Per Piece<br/>
 +
|- valign="top"
 +
| align="left" | [[Arcane Crystal]]
 +
| 2,500,000
 +
| 2,500,000
 +
|- valign="top"
 +
| align="left" | [[Tiny Platinum Bar]]
 +
| 60,000
 +
| 60,000
 +
|- valign="top"
 +
| align="left" | [[Plant Pot]]
 +
| 900
 +
| 900
 +
|- valign="top"
 +
| align="left" | [[Essence Prism]]
 +
| 500
 +
| 500
 +
|- valign="top"
 +
| align="left" | [[Rift Base Blueprints]]
 +
| 7,500,000
 +
| 7,500,000
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
== History and Trivia ==
 +
*'''14 November 2012:''' The [[Cursed City]] opened along with the [[Living Garden]].
  
 +
== Links ==
 +
* [http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt301/s18067/LostCity.jpg Banner Image]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 11:25, 30 June 2019

Hunting in the Cursed City with any cheese other than Graveblossom Camembert will transport Hunters to the Lost City.

Cursed City
Region: Sandtail Desert
Minimum Rank: Baron/Baroness
Travel Requirement: Living Garden Key
and
Capture
Carmine the Apothecary
in Living Garden
Required Power Type: Arcane
Required Cheeses: Graveblossom Camembert
Required Charms: Bravery Charm
Clarity Charm
Shine Charm
Number of Mice: 7
Shops: Charm Shoppe
Cheese Shoppe
General Store
Lose Gold: Yes
Lose Points: Yes
Lose Cheese: Yes
Release Date: 14 November 2012
So this is what happened to the Lost City! It's become deeply cursed, with terrible and powerful mice living within and taking the safety of everyone around them into their own careless hands!


Overview

The Cursed City is a location in the Sandtail Desert region requiring a minimum rank of Baron/Baroness, the Living Garden Key, and capturing Carmine the Apothecary in the Living Garden to enter. The Living Garden Key is obtained from the Cartographer at the Muridae Market.

Mice in the Cursed City are weak only to Arcane weapons.

Graveblossom Camembert is required for attracting all mice in the Cursed City. Hunters must use Bravery Charms, Clarity Charms, and Shine Charms and play the Fear, Darkness and Mist Curses Minigame to attract the Essence Guardian Mouse or Dark Magi.

Hunters must collect Plumepearl Herbs to use in purchasing Lunaria Camembert. Lunaria Camembert is required for attracting Twisted Carmine, and with a Shattering Charm armed, Shattered Carmine in the Twisted Garden.

Accessing the Twisted World

The Twisted World locations of Twisted Garden, Cursed City, and Sand Crypts can only be accessed by capturing Carmine the Apothecary with Duskshade Camembert in the Living Garden. Capturing Carmine the Apothecary will move the Hunter to the Twisted Garden and the following message is displayed:

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.

Hunting with any cheese other than Graveblossom Camembert in the Cursed City will cause Hunters to be moved to the Lost City and the following message will be displayed:

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.

If an M400 Hunting Research Assignment requires capturing the M400 in the Cursed City, Hunters can encounter it, but will be dropped to normal reality for hunting with the wrong cheese.

The Living Garden Sequence

Hunters will need to hunt the areas in the Living Garden sub-region in a specific order. The following steps outline the basic requirements for accessing and hunting in each location. Additional information on minigames and other activities can be found on the individual location pages.

The steps of the cycle that can be completed in the Cursed City location are highlighted in bold.

Step 1a: Hunt with Standard Cheese in the Living Garden to collect Dewthief Petals.
Step 1b: Use Dewthief Petals to purchase Dewthief Camembert.
Step 2a: Hunt with Dewthief Camembert in the Lost City to collect Dreamfluff Herbs.
Step 2b: Hunt with Dewthief Camembert in the Sand Dunes to collect Duskshade Petals.
Step 2c: Use Dreamfluff Herbs and Duskshade Petals to purchase Duskshade Camembert.
Step 3a: Hunt with Duskshade Camembert in the Living Garden.
Step 3b: Capture Carmine the Apothecary to open the Twisted World and travel to the Twisted Garden.
Step 4a: Hunt with Duskshade Camembert in the Twisted Garden to collect Graveblossom Petals.
Step 4b: Use Graveblossom Petals to purchase Graveblossom Camembert.
Step 5a: Hunt with Graveblossom Camembert in the Cursed City to collect Plumepearl Herbs.
Step 5b: Hunt with Graveblossom Camembert in the Sand Crypts to collect Lunaria Petals.
Step 5c: Use Plumepearl Herbs and Lunaria Petals to purchase Lunaria Camembert.
Hunt with Lunaria Camembert in the Twisted Garden to attract Twisted Carmine.

Cursed City HUD

Hunters can access and track the following using the Heads-Up Display:

Fear, Darkness and Mist Curses Minigame

The mechanism for this minigame is similar to that of the Lost Curse Minigame. There are three curses to dispel in this location:

  • Fear Curse: - Dispelled by catching a mouse with a Bravery Charm armed
  • Mist Curse: - Dispelled by catching a mouse with a Clarity Charm armed
  • Darkness Curse: - Dispelled by catching a mouse with a Shine Charm armed

Bravery Charms, Clarity Charms, and Shine Charms can be purchased in the Cursed City Charm Shoppe in exchange for 300 gold and 1 Ber Essence each.

All three curses must be dispelled for Hunters to encounter the Essence Guardian Mouse or Dark Magi.

When all three curses are lifted, the Corrupt Mouse cannot be encountered for the first three hunts.

Upon catching a mouse with any of the 3 charms armed, the following message is displayed in the Hunter's Journal:

The power of my [Charm] dispelled the [Curse], banishing the mists from the Cursed City!
I should unequip my [Charms] and save them for later.

The minigame will end once the hunter attracts a Corrupt Mouse, whether or not it is caught. At that point the following message will be displayed:

The terrible power of the Corrupt Mouse re-ignited all of the curses in the Cursed City!

When the curses have been lifted, Hunters can arm a Shattering Charm to attract the Dark Magi. The Corrupt Mouse will not be present for the first 5 hunts with the curses lifted and a Shattering Charm armed.

Hunters can arm the Safeguard Charm to avoid encountering the Corrupt Mouse. Safeguard Charms are regularly found in Living Garden Treasure Chests and are available for purchase on the Marketplace.

Cursed City Mice

All mice found in the Cursed City are part of the Lost City Mice group.
All mice found here are weak only to Arcane weapons.

Corrupt Mouse

Capturing the Corrupt Mouse will restore the Cursed City Curses in the Fear, Darkness and Mist Curses Minigame. This mouse will not be encountered for the 3 hunts (5 hunts with Shattering Charm armed) immediately after the curses are lifted.
Safeguard Charms can be armed to prevent the attraction of the Corrupt Mouse.

Dark Magi Mouse

Hunters wishing to capture the Dark Magi Mouse must lift all three Cursed City Curses and arm a Shattering Charm to attract it.

Essence Guardian Mouse

Hunters wishing to attract the Essence Guardian Mouse must lift the Cursed City Curses as part of the Fear, Darkness and Mist Curses Minigame.

Cheese Preferences and Loot

Graveblossom Camembert is required to attract all mice in the Cursed City.

Mouse
Points
Gold
Without
Shattering
Charm

With
Shattering
Charm

Loot
Graveblossom Camembert
Corrupt
Avoids Safeguard Charms
8,250 1,250 X X
Cursed Enchanter 18,500 2,600 X Aleth Essence
Ber Essence
Plumepearl Herbs
Cursed Engineer 20,500 1,900 X Aleth Essence
Ber Essence
Plumepearl Herbs
Cursed Librarian 19,500 3,500 X Ber Essence
Cynd Essence
Dol Essence
Est Essence
Plumepearl Herbs
Cursed Thief 22,500 2,350 X Ber Essence
Cynd Essence
Plumepearl Herbs
Dark Magi
Requires Lifted Curses
195,000 24,500 X Dark Chest
Living Garden Theme Scrap 2
Essence Guardian
Requires Lifted Curses
22,500 4,250 X Cynd Essence
Plumepearl Herbs

Mice with Special Requirements

Hunting Strategy

Hunters should arm Graveblossom Camembert to collect Plumepearl Herbs from the mice found in the Cursed City. Hunters can then use Plumepearl Herbs (along with Lunaria Petals) to purchase Lunaria Camembert.

Hunters can then return to the Twisted Garden and arm Lunaria Camembert to capture Twisted Carmine and, with a Shattering Charm armed, Shattered Carmine.

Hunters wishing to attract the Essence Guardian Mouse or Dark Magi must play the Fear, Darkness and Mist Curses Minigame which requires using Bravery Charms, Clarity Charms, and Shine Charms to dispel the Cursed City Curses.

Capturing Dark Magi

Lifting all three curses in the Fear, Darkness and Mist Curses Minigame and arming a Shattering Charm with Graveblossom Camembert allows Hunters to attract the Dark Magi.

Shattering Charms can be crafted with the proper ingredients.

Formula: Shattering Charm
Item Qty Cost (Each) Source
Epic Orb 1 125,000
Aromatic Oil 1 1,000,000
Icuri Essence 1 N/A
Charmbit 1,000 25
(25,000 total)
Total 1,150,000

Location-Specific Effects

Bases

Charms

Adventure Book

Hunters can complete steps to Defeat Twisted Carmine by hunting with Graveblossom Camembert in the Cursed City.

Library Assignments

Tournaments

Cursed City mice are worth points during some Tournaments.

Treasure Maps

Many mice in the Cursed City are often found on Relic Hunter Treasure Maps and Living Garden Treasure Maps.

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.

This city is heavily cursed, with not one, not two, but three separate curses! You'll need to purchase and use three charms to dispel the curses here, one charm for each curse. And beware, should the Corrupted Mouse show, all three curses will be renewed!

The reward is more than worth it though, as with all three curses lifted, the Essence Guardian mouse can be attracted to your trap, and they carry more and better Garden Essences than any other mouse here.

While you're here, be sure to collect Plumepearl Herbs so you can use it to create more advanced cheese to keep hunting with!

Shops

These are the shops that can be found in the Cursed City:

Charm Shoppe

Item
Cost
Per Piece
Refund
Per Piece
Aromatic Oil 1,000,000 1,000,000
Charmbit 25 20
Epic Orb 125,000 125,000
Bravery Charm 300
1 Ber Essence
N/A
Clarity Charm 300
1 Ber Essence
N/A
Shine Charm 300
1 Ber Essence
N/A

Cheese Shoppe

Item
Cost
Per Piece
Refund
Per Piece
Gouda 600 600
Dewthief Camembert 750
1 Dewthief Petal
N/A
Dewthief Camembert 4-Pack 3,000
3 Dewthief Petal
1 Magic Essence
N/A
Duskshade Camembert 1,100
1 Duskshade Petal
1 Dreamfluff Herbs
N/A
Duskshade Camembert 4-Pack 4,400
3 Duskshade Petal
3 Dreamfluff Herbs
1 Magic Essence
N/A
Graveblossom Camembert 1,500
1 Graveblossom Petal
N/A
Graveblossom Camembert 4-Pack 6,000
3 Graveblossom Petal
1 Magic Essence
N/A
Lunaria Camembert 1,775
1 Lunaria Petal
1 Plumepearl Herbs
N/A
Lunaria Camembert 4-Pack 7,100
3 Lunaria Petal
3 Plumepearl Herbs
1 Magic Essence
N/A

General Store

Item
Cost
Per Piece
Refund
Per Piece
Arcane Crystal 2,500,000 2,500,000
Tiny Platinum Bar 60,000 60,000
Plant Pot 900 900
Essence Prism 500 500
Rift Base Blueprints 7,500,000 7,500,000

History and Trivia

Links



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   • Toxic Spill   • Town of Digby   • Mousoleum   • Bazaar
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   • Slushy Shoreline   • Seasonal Garden   • Zugzwang's Tower
 • Crystal Library   • Iceberg   • Sunken City
Sandtail Desert:  • Fiery Warpath   • Muridae Market   • Living Garden
 • Lost City   • Sand Dunes   • Twisted Garden   • Cursed City   • Sand Crypts
Hollow Heights:  • Fungal Cavern   • Labyrinth   • Zokor   • Moussu Picchu
Rift Plane:  • Gnawnia Rift   • Burroughs Rift   • Whisker Woods Rift   • Furoma Rift
 • Bristle Woods Rift • Valour Rift
King's Party Zone:  • Great Gnawnian Games
 • Great Winter Hunt
 • Halloween
 • Lunar New Year
 • MouseHunt Birthday
 • Spring Egg Hunt
 • Valentine's Day
 • Ronza: Ronza's Traveling Shoppe
 • Historic uses: Events
Others:  • King's Stockade   • Vacant Lot