Cursed City

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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!

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

The Hunter may capture Carmine the Apothecary in the Living Garden at any time to gain access to the Cursed City.

Mouse Points Gold Mouse Group Loot
Corrupt 8,250 1,250 Lost City Mice
Cursed Enchanter 18,500 2,600 Lost City Mice Aleth Essence
Ber Essence
Plumepearl Herbs
Cursed Engineer 20,500 1,900 Lost City Mice Aleth Essence
Ber Essence
Plumepearl Herbs
Cursed Librarian 19,500 3,500 Lost City Mice Ber Essence
Cynd Essence
Dol Essence
Est Essence
Plumepearl Herbs
Cursed Thief 22,500 2,350 Lost City Mice Ber Essence
Cynd Essence
Plumepearl Herbs
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
Plumepearl Herbs

Hunting Strategy

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!

When the curses have been lifted, a hunter can arm Safeguard Charms to reduce the attraction rate of Corrupt mice and prolong the time the curses remain dispelled.

When the curses have been lifted, a hunter can arm a Shattering Charm to change the population to just Corrupt and Dark Magi mice, instead of the normal pursuit of Essence Guardians.

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!

Location-Specific Effects


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.


(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   • Floating Islands
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