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!
Description and Requirements
The Cursed City is a location in the Sandtail Desert region requiring a minimum rank of 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.
Using any cheese other than Graveblossom Camembert will transport the player back to the Lost City, and the following message will be displayed in the Hunter's Journal:
Almost as if an illusion was 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 locates the M400 in the Lost City, a hunter can encounter it in the Cursed City, but will be dropped to normal reality for hunting with the wrong cheese.
These are the shops that can be found in the Living Garden:
Cursed City Mice
|Corrupt||8,250||1,250||Lost City Mice|
|Cursed Enchanter||18,500||2,600||Lost City Mice||Aleth Essence|
|Cursed Engineer||20,500||1,900||Lost City Mice||Aleth Essence|
|Cursed Librarian||19,500||3,500||Lost City Mice||Ber Essence|
|Cursed Thief||22,500||2,350||Lost City Mice||Ber Essence|
|Dark Magi||195,000||24,500||Lost City Mice||Dark Chest|
Living Garden Theme Scrap 2
|Essence Guardian||22,500||4,250||Lost City Mice||Cynd Essence|
Fear, Darkness and Mist Curses Minigame
The mechanism for this minigame is similar to that of the 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, Shine and Clarity charms equipped.
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 X Charm dispelled the Y Curse, banishing the mists from the Cursed City!
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. Additionally, when all three charms have been successfully used, it will prevent the Corrupt mouse from being attracted for the next three hunts, but only when the Shattering Charm is not armed.
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!
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!
- The Bravery Charm dispels the Fear Curse.
- The Clarity Charm dispels the Mist Curse.
- The Shine Charm dispels the Darkness Curse.
- The Safeguard Charm reduces the attraction rate of the Corrupt Mouse.
- The Shattering Charm reduces the available mouse population to Corrupt Mouse and allows the attraction of the Dark Magi mouse once all three curses have been lifted.
History and Trivia
- The Twisted Garden opened on 14 November 2012, along with the Living Garden.
- The Dark Magi mouse was added on 14 January 2013.