At the end of the Catacombs, beyond heavy stone gates, lies a hidden hunting ground. Etched into the gates is a warning: "Beware young soul, should the stone gates close while within this grove, you will find yourself caught between realms."
Description and Requirements
The Forbidden Grove is a location in the Bristle Woods region requiring a minimum rank of Legendary and the Keeper's Candle to enter. Every so often, the gates to the Forbidden Grove will alternate from open to closed. When the gates are closed, there are Realm Ripper mice in the Forbidden Grove and upon capturing this mouse hunters will be transported to the Acolyte Realm, and must wait some time to reenter. Hunters are unable to enter Forbidden Grove unless the gates are open, but are able to travel to other locations at any time.
The Forbidden Grove gates work on a 16-hour open, 4-hour closed cycle.
Mice in this location may steal points, gold, or multiple pieces of cheese if not captured.
There are no shops available in the Forbidden Grove. Shops for the Bristle Woods region can be found in the Catacombs.
Forbidden Grove Mice
|Bat||3,375||3,000||The Shadow Clan|
|Black Widow||480||10||Indigenous Mice||SUPER|brie+ cheese|
Radioactive Blue cheese
|Gargoyle||5,600||2,800||The Forgotten Mice||Rune|
|Gate Guardian||2,800||1,400||The Forgotten Mice||Rune|
|Ghost||3,590||3,590||The Shadow Clan|
|Golem||7,920||4,500||The Forgotten Mice||Rune|
|Gorgon||1,400||2,800||The Forgotten Mice|
|Lycan||9,250||5,500||The Shadow Clan|
|Mutated Grey||275||500||Indigenous Mice|
|Mutated White||250||475||Indigenous Mice|
|Ravenous Zombie||5,400||5,400||The Shadow Clan|
|Realm Ripper 1||3,000||1,440||The Forgotten Mice||Ancient Relic|
|Reaper||8,700||1,200||The Forgotten Mice||Ancient Relic|
|Scavenger||3,375||5,200||The Forgotten Mice||Ancient Potion|
Corrupted Radioactive Blue Potion
|Sorcerer||6,200||350||The Forgotten Mice||Rune|
|Spectre||5,600||5,600||The Forgotten Mice|
|Spider||5,200||3,375||The Forgotten Mice|
|Vampire||2,700||900||The Shadow Clan|
- Highlighted mice are less than 1% of the population and are infrequently encountered in this location.
1 Realm Ripper was introduced on 21 September 2010.
Hunters planning to hunt in the Forbidden Grove are advised not to do so until they craft the Arcane Capturing Rod Of Never Yielding Mystery as well as stock an ample supply of Ancient cheese for the hunt. These are necessary in order to attract and catch the more powerful Forgotten type mice in this location.
Hunting tips by Larry
Only the most capable MouseHunters make it to the Forbidden Grove! I'm impressed.
This area may look like a garden, but it is actually a giant trap designed to catch the powerful Acolyte mouse! Every few hours the massive stone gates close, sealing this area off from the Catacombs. When the gates close, a thick fog fills the grove and anyone still inside is transported into the Acolyte Realm upon capturing a Realm Ripper Mouse.
The mice here are weak to Arcane traps and are highly attracted to Ancient Cheese. To make Ancient Cheese, combine three Stale cheese with six Ionized Salt. You can also add three Magic Essence to the same recipe to double the amount of cheese produced.
The mice within this grove are trying to reverse the effects of the portal to keep a two-way gate open at all times. Should they accomplish this goal, armies of mice will soon invade Gnawnia at the command of the evil Acolyte!
Remember that when the gates close, Realm Ripper mice will be in the grove. If you capture a Realm Ripper, you will be transported to the Acolyte Realm. Keep this fact in mind before leaving your trap for long periods of time.
History and Trivia
- The banner artwork when the grove is open actually contains the warning mentioned in the location overview: "Beware young soul, should the stone gates close while within this grove, you will find yourself caught between realms."
- Trap Setup Options for the Forbidden Grove
- MouseHunt Timers – timers for Balack's Cove, Forbidden Grove and Seasonal Garden
- Banner image when open
- Banner image when closed