Full of fresh air and plenty of sunshine, the Harbour seems to attract the types of mice who boast of sea salt in their veins.
Description and Requirements
The Harbour is a location in the Gnawnia region requiring a minimum rank of Initiate to enter. It is the first area encountered by new hunters where mice may steal points, gold, or multiple pieces of cheese if not captured.
These are the shops that can be found in the Harbour:
|Bionic||300||550||Indigenous Mice||Brie Potion|
|Black Widow||480||10||Indigenous Mice||SUPER|brie+ cheese|
|Burglar||1,420||1,250||Indigenous Mice||Brie cheese|
|Diamond||1,200||600||Indigenous Mice||Simple Orb|
|Fog 2||800||800||Indigenous Mice|
|Gold||600||1,200||Indigenous Mice||Simple Orb|
|Granite||285||525||Indigenous Mice||Whisker Woods Clearing Map Piece|
|Magic 2||2,000||1,250||Indigenous Mice|
|Pirate||350||2,750||Aquatic Order||Satchel of Gold (250)|
|Pugilist 2||700||600||Indigenous Mice|
|Scruffy 2||250||400||Indigenous Mice||Flawed Orb|
|Silvertail 2||1,200||1,200||Indigenous Mice||Simple Orb|
|Spotted 1||175||175||Indigenous Mice|
|Steel||270||500||Indigenous Mice||Scrap Metal|
- Highlighted mice are less than 1% of the population and are infrequently encountered in this location.
- 1Appeared as of 13 July 2010.
- 2Appeared as of 30 June 2010.
As the Harbour is the first place where hunters can lose gold, points, and cheese, new hunters should avoid using a weak trap as this can be very costly. The hunter has several Trap Setup Options for the Harbour. At the minimum, the Mouse Trebuchet or Mouse Rocketine should be used. For those with the Mouse Rocketine, this location is a good place to start collecting Stale Cheese for future use as it is the only purchasable trap with the very stale cheese effect.
With a stronger trap such as the Swiss Army Mouse Trap, hunting in the Harbour will be more worthwhile than spending time in the Town of Gnawnia or the Meadow. While almost any trap will be effective in this location, hunters are encouraged to move on to the Mountain once they have earned enough gold to purchase at least the Swiss Army Mouse Trap. Hunters should also avoid spending too much time in this location to trap rare mice as they can also be found in other locations.
All standard cheese types can be used in this location. However, Brie with its combination of higher cost and higher attraction should be reserved for hunting rare mice or gathering points due to its lower profit when compared to the other standard cheeses. Swiss cheese should also be avoided when using a weak trap.
White Cheddar can be easily crafted from the ingredients available in the General Store, and it will keep the White, Brown, and Grey mice away from traps and increase overall profit by attracting only the more valuable breeds.
Hunting tips by Larry
Welcome to the Harbour, MouseHunter! I just love that cool breeze that comes in off the ocean, don’t you?
Be on the lookout for a particularly crafty Granite mouse that has been rumored to be carrying a torn piece of the map. Should you find this mouse and obtain the map piece, it will be added to your map, adding a new hunting location!
History and Trivia
Up until the end of May 2009, there was a ship in the Harbour as can be seen here. At the beginning of June, hunters noticed the ship was now sunken, leading to rumours of something lurking in the Harbour. These events were later explained by the release of the S.S. Huntington II area.