Forbidden Grove

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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

Mouse Points Gold Mouse Group Loot
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 Rune
Stale Cheese
Reaper 8,700 1,200 The Forgotten Mice
Scavenger 3,375 5,200 The Forgotten Mice Ancient Potion
Corrupted Radioactive Blue Potion
Scrap Metal
Sorcerer 6,200 350 The Forgotten Mice Rune
Spectre 5,600 5,600 The Forgotten Mice
Spider 5,200 3,375 The Forgotten Mice Radioactive Blue cheese
Vampire 2,700 900 The Shadow Clan
Zombie 2,700 2,700 Indigenous Mice
  • 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.

Hunting Strategy

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 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!

Be on the look out for magical runes dropped by the mice here. Runes are used to craft Runic cheese, which is the only cheese capable of attracting an 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.


(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   • Bountiful Beanstalk
Rift Plane:  • Gnawnia Rift   • Burroughs Rift   • Whisker Woods Rift   • Furoma Rift
 • Bristle Woods Rift • Valour Rift
Events:  • Great Winter Hunt: Great Winter Taiga
 • Cinnamon Hill   • Golem Workshop   • Ice Fortress
 • Halloween: Gloomy Greenwood
 • MouseHunt Birthday: The SUPER|brie+ Factory
 • Ronza: Ronza's Traveling Shoppe
 • Historic uses: King's Party Zone   • Festive Comet
Others:  • King's Stockade   • Vacant Lot