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== Description and Requirements ==
 
== Description and Requirements ==
The '''Fungal Cavern''' is a location in the [[Sandtail Desert]] region requiring a minimum rank of [[Hunter's Title|Duke or Duchess]] to enter. It also requires the purchase of the [[Fungal Cavern Map Piece]] from the [[Muridae Market Cartographer]].
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The '''Fungal Cavern''' is a location in the [[Hollow Heights]] region requiring a minimum rank of [[Hunter's Title|Duke or Duchess]] to enter. It also requires the purchase of the [[Fungal Cavern Map Piece]] from the [[Muridae Market Cartographer]].
  
 
The Heads-up Display for the area shows an image of one of five areas of the cave, according to the hunter's current bait, with a title over the image; at the bottom is a hint about the use of that bait.  Note that in the Glittering Grotto and Flowstone Falls, there is a rare chance of attracting mice from other subgroups; the table only lists the primary subgroup associated with the area.  An additional hint is displayed if the user arms the wrong [[Power Type]], either "Only Hydro and Forgotten power types are effective here!" or "Only Forgotten power type works at this depth!"
 
The Heads-up Display for the area shows an image of one of five areas of the cave, according to the hunter's current bait, with a title over the image; at the bottom is a hint about the use of that bait.  Note that in the Glittering Grotto and Flowstone Falls, there is a rare chance of attracting mice from other subgroups; the table only lists the primary subgroup associated with the area.  An additional hint is displayed if the user arms the wrong [[Power Type]], either "Only Hydro and Forgotten power types are effective here!" or "Only Forgotten power type works at this depth!"
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== History and Trivia ==
 
== History and Trivia ==
The Fungal Cavern was introduced on 12 May 2015.
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The Fungal Cavern was introduced on 12 May 2015 in the [[Sandtail Desert]] region.
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On 9 September 2015, the Fungal Cavern was relocated to the [[Hollow Heights]] region with its release.
  
 
===Larry's Cavern Reports===
 
===Larry's Cavern Reports===

Revision as of 16:24, 9 September 2015

A recent settling of sand near the southern edge of the desert has revealed a hidden passageway into an underground cavern.

The Fungal Cavern is the site of an underground aquifer, a damp place full of mushrooms and poisonous plants. The walls are rich with Minerals and sparkling Gemstones that reflect and scatter what little light enters the cave.

Description and Requirements

The Fungal Cavern is a location in the Hollow Heights region requiring a minimum rank of Duke or Duchess to enter. It also requires the purchase of the Fungal Cavern Map Piece from the Muridae Market Cartographer.

The Heads-up Display for the area shows an image of one of five areas of the cave, according to the hunter's current bait, with a title over the image; at the bottom is a hint about the use of that bait. Note that in the Glittering Grotto and Flowstone Falls, there is a rare chance of attracting mice from other subgroups; the table only lists the primary subgroup associated with the area. An additional hint is displayed if the user arms the wrong Power Type, either "Only Hydro and Forgotten power types are effective here!" or "Only Forgotten power type works at this depth!"

Area Cheese Main Mouse Subgroup Power
Type
Common Loot Rare Loot Hint
Cavern Mouth Standard Cheese
SUPER|brie+
Fungal Fodder Hydro
Forgotten
Cavern Fungus Nightshade Normal bait is used to gather ingredients for Glowing Gruyere Cheese
Hollow Halls Glowing Gruyere Gruyere Grazers Forgotten
Hydro
Mineral Gemstone
Diamond
Glowing Gruyere is used to gather ingredients for Mineral Cheese
Glittering Grotto Mineral Mineral Munchers Forgotten Gemstone Diamond Mineral Cheese is used to gather ingredients for Gemstone Cheese
Flowstone Falls Gemstone Gemstone Gorgers Forgotten Diamond Crystal Crucible Gemstone Cheese is used to gather ingredients for Diamond Cheese
Subterra Silence Diamond Diamond Devourers Forgotten Crystal Crucible Behemoth Catches Diamond Cheese is used to gather the valuable Crystal Crucibles

On the left of the Heads-up Display are the four area-specific cheeses (Glowing Gruyere, Mineral, Gemstone, and Diamond), shown with icons, current inventory counts, and "Arm" buttons. Hovering over a cheese count gives 1 or 2 Crafting recipes necessary to craft that cheese. On the right are the six area-specific loots used in crafting (Cavern Fungus, Nightshade, Mineral, Gemstone, Diamond, Crystal Crucible), with icons and a light that turns green when the item is common loot. Hovering over an item gives a hint about its use, as well as "Not Available", "Extremely Rare", or "Available".

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Fungal Cavern Areas

Cavern Mouth

Hollow Halls

Glittering Grotto

Flowstone Falls

Subterra Silence

Fungal Cavern Mice

The mice of the Fungal Cavern are separated into 5 subgroups, which are attracted according to the current Area activated by bait choice.

Mouse
Points
Gold
Group
Cheese
Preference
Power
Type

Loot
Bitter Root 25,000 2,000 Fungal Fodder Standard Cheese
SUPER|brie+
Hydro
Forgotten
Cavern Fungus
Cavern Crumbler 42,000 3,000 Gruyere Grazers Glowing Gruyere Cheese Forgotten Mineral
Crag Elder 48,000 3,150 Gruyere Grazers Glowing Gruyere Cheese Forgotten Mineral
Simple Orb
Crystal Behemoth 375,000 60,000 Diamond Devourers Diamond Cheese Forgotten Ancient Relic
Crystal Crucible
Divine Orb
Crystal Cave Worm 80,000 20,000 Mineral Munchers Mineral Cheese Forgotten Flawless Orb
Gemstone
Simple Orb
Crystal Controller 70,000 8,000 Mineral Munchers Mineral Cheese Forgotten Gemstone
Crystal Golem 150,000 35,000 Gemstone Gorgers Gemstone Cheese Forgotten Diamond
Crystal Lurker 85,000 20,000 Gemstone Gorgers Gemstone Cheese
Mineral Cheese
Forgotten Diamond
Crystal Observer 75,000 21,000 Gemstone Gorgers Gemstone Cheese
Mineral Cheese
Forgotten Diamond
Crystal Queen 100,000 24,000 Gemstone Gorgers Gemstone Cheese
Mineral Cheese
Forgotten Diamond
Crystalback 61,000 4,000 Mineral Munchers Mineral Cheese Forgotten Flawless Orb
Gemstone
Crystalline Slasher 50,000 3,000 Gruyere Grazers Glowing Gruyere Cheese Forgotten Mineral
Diamondhide 290,000 75,000 Diamond Devourers Diamond Cheese
Gemstone Cheese
Forgotten Crystal Crucible
Divine Orb
Ancient Relic
Dirt Thing 49,500 3,000 Gruyere Grazers Glowing Gruyere Cheese Forgotten Mineral
Floating Spore 39,000 1,500 Fungal Fodder Standard Cheese
SUPER|brie+
Hydro
Forgotten
Nightshade
Funglore 40,000 2,400 Fungal Fodder Standard Cheese
SUPER|brie+
Hydro
Forgotten
Cavern Fungus
Flawed Orb
Gemorpher 50,000 3,000 Mineral Munchers Mineral Cheese Forgotten Simple Orb
Gemstone Worshipper 68,000 10,000 Gruyere Grazers Glowing Gruyere Cheese Forgotten Diamond
Gemstone
Mineral
Simple Orb
Huntereater 190,000 40,000 Diamond Devourers Diamond Cheese
Gemstone Cheese
Forgotten Crystal Crucible
Lumahead 32,000 1,200 Fungal Fodder Standard Cheese
SUPER|brie+
Hydro
Forgotten
Cavern Fungus
Flawed Orb
Mouldy Mole 20,000 600 Fungal Fodder Standard Cheese
SUPER|brie+
Hydro
Forgotten
Flawed Orb
Mush 30,000 1,000 Fungal Fodder Standard Cheese
SUPER|brie+
Hydro
Forgotten
Cavern Fungus
Mushroom Sprite 15,000 1,500 Fungal Fodder Standard Cheese
SUPER|brie+
Hydro
Forgotten
Nightshade
Nightshade Masquerade 45,000 8,000 Fungal Fodder SUPER|brie+ Hydro
Forgotten
Cavern Fungus
Flawed Orb
Nightshade
Quillback 31,000 1,000 Fungal Fodder Standard Cheese
SUPER|brie+
Hydro
Forgotten
Cavern Fungus
Shattered Obsidian 58,000 4,000 Gruyere Grazers Glowing Gruyere Cheese Forgotten Diamond
Gemstone
Mineral
Simple Orb
Spiked Burrower 23,000 700 Fungal Fodder Standard Cheese
SUPER|brie+
Hydro
Forgotten
Splintered Stone Sentry 57,000 3,200 Gruyere Grazers Glowing Gruyere Cheese Forgotten Diamond
Gemstone
Mineral
Simple Orb
Spore Muncher 18,000 575 Fungal Fodder Standard Cheese
SUPER|brie+
Hydro
Forgotten
Flawed Orb
Sporeticus 12,000 500 Fungal Fodder Standard Cheese
SUPER|brie+
Hydro
Forgotten
Flawed Orb
Stalagmite 62,500 3,000 Mineral Munchers Mineral Cheese Forgotten Flawless Orb
Gemstone
Stone Maiden 45,000 5,000 Gruyere Grazers Glowing Gruyere Cheese Forgotten Mineral

Hunting Strategy

Adventure Book

Hunters can Explore the Fungal Cavern by hunting with Diamond Cheese in the Fungal Cavern to catch the Crystal Behemoth Mouse and obtain a Crystal Crucible.

Hunting Tips by Larry

Watch your step!

The earth has given way to a softly lit cavern that burrows deep beneath the surface, found to be rich in minerals, gemstones, and other precious materials. It would be a great place to mine, if it weren't inhabited by some unique breeds of mice that aren't too keen on letting their precious stones go!

Closest to the surface, the Fungal Fodder mice have grown reliant upon the spongy soft fungus and moulds that grow from the moisture trapped below, similar to those that occur naturally in standard baits. Using regular cheese, and your best Hydro trap, should be enough to get started in collecting some Cavern Fungus and Nightshade plants so you can create a more palatable substitute.

Using Glowing Gruyere, you should be able to attract the attention of the deeper mice and earn some Minerals for your troubles. Using these Minerals will allow you craft a more crunchy cheese.

Being so far from the surface, the mice hiding deeper in these caverns have evolved to be dependant on the Minerals and Gemstones for food, and are weaker against Forgotten traps instead of Hydro. Using normal conventional cheeses won't be enough to even garner a glance from some of the deeper mice. You are going to need to get creative and combine those newly acquired precious stones into some extravagantly expensive Gemstone and Diamond cheeses.

Be careful at this point. I can't even imagine a mouse that eats Gemstones and Diamonds for a regular meal...

History and Trivia

The Fungal Cavern was introduced on 12 May 2015 in the Sandtail Desert region. On 9 September 2015, the Fungal Cavern was relocated to the Hollow Heights region with its release.

Larry's Cavern Reports

Larry the Friendly Knight explored the Fungal Cavern and reported back to the King before the area was opened to Hunters.

Larry's Cavern Report #1

The entrance of the cavern is the site of an underground aquifer. The arid desert air soaks up the water, causing the walls to sweat with humidity. Within this damp environment, fungus and other plant life seem to flourish, although they're quickly snatched up by the somewhat amphibious mice here. I've collected some plant samples and am continuing to venture further into the cavern. Small, dark passages lie ahead...

Larry's Cavern Report #2

Moving further into the cavern, the lack of light has prevented the growth of much plant life. However, these narrow passages are rich with minerals! Some traces of water are present, however, the cooler, drier air has made the mice much less dependent on water.

Larry's Cavern Report #3

I've moved past the narrow, mineral-rich passageways and the cavern has opened up once again. Despite the dim lighting, I've spotted sparkling gemstones! The great riches here would make for quite the welcoming environment, if it were not for the fact that the mice here have become increasingly aggressive!

Larry's Cavern Report #4

It's clear that these long forgotten and ancient mice are not welcoming my presence! After pressing further into the cavern I've found even greater treasures! Diamonds sparkle in the walls, illuminated by light let in by tiny cracks in the ceiling. Some crumbling walls have revealed a passage way with an eerie glow ahead.

Larry's Cavern Report #5

This will be my final report. The usual dull sounds that echo throughout the cavern have now come to a dead silence. I can't shake the feeling I'm being watched by something... I must return to Gnawnia to share my findings with the King before the ancient mice here are my undoing.

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