The mice that live in this garden use the environment to their advantage, fashioning crude armour and weapons from plantlife in order to protect and hoard all the Garden Essences they can find.
Description and Requirements
These are the shops that can be found in the Living Garden:
Living Garden Mice
|Bark||11,250||1,950||Living Garden Mice||Aleth Essence |
|Calalilly||15,250||2,050||Living Garden Mice||Aleth Essence |
|Camoflower||11,000||1,250||Living Garden Mice||Aleth Essence |
|Carmine the Apothecary||12,500||800||Living Garden Mice||Dewdrop|
|Shroom||12,500||2,650||Living Garden Mice||Aleth Essence |
|Strawberry Hotcakes||14,500||1,950||Living Garden Mice||Ber Essence |
|Thirsty||1,000||1,000||Living Garden Mice||Ber Essence |
|Thistle||9,050||1,150||Living Garden Mice||Aleth Essence |
Mice with Special Requirements
- Relic Hunter Mouse – This mouse visits the Living Garden on an irregular basis. It does not consume cheese or charms. Hunters must have an Ancient Relic in their inventory to attract this mouse. The Ancient Relic will be taken by the Relic Hunter Mouse in exchange for a Relic Hunter Scroll Case.
This area is visited twice during the Living Garden sequence. Initially, hunters use ordinary cheese to collect Dewthief Petals required for the cheese needed in the Lost City and Sand Dunes locations. Later, hunters return with Duskshade Camembert obtained from those intermediate areas, in order to catch Carmine the Apothecary and transition to twisted reality.
This area also introduces the Book of Living Recipes, a total of 25 crafting recipes the Hunter must discover by combining Garden Essences and other items.
The Living Garden update introduced new minigames on 14 November 2012. The Dewdrop Minigame allows Hunters in the Living Garden to use Sponge Charms to gather Dewdrops. Each Dewdrop collected increases the number of hunts for which it is possible to attract the Thirsty Mouse. For the first 10 Dewdrops, 1 hunt is added. for the next 9, 2 hunts are added, and for the 20th Dewdrop, 7 hunts are added, allowing for a maximum of 35 hunts in which the hunter can attract the Thirsty Mouse, which always drop 1 Ber Essence and 1 Cynd Essence.
After 20 Dewdrops, the bucket is full, and the following message is displayed in the Hunter's Journal:
- I've filled up on Dewdrops. Time to pour them out and start attracting Thirsty Mice!
Upon 'pouring', the following message is displayed:
- I poured out my collected Dewdrops, and started attracting some thirsty mice for the next X hunts!
- I should unequip my Sponge Charms and save them for later.
After the hunts expire, the following message is displayed:
- With the ground now dry, the Thirsty mice have retreated.
Hunting tips by Larry
Hail, brave hunter!
You know, I spent so much time staring at this place, wondering what could be inside... Would it be exotic monsters, or crazed plants? But now that I'm here, all I really know is that something weird is going on!
If you watch carefully, you can observe tiny raids from other mouse tribes coming to the garden and stealing the Garden Essences that accumulate here. You can gather your own as well by trapping the mice that reside here, and then put them to use here in the Garden!
If you check the shop, you'll see that you can purchase Sponge Charms for Aleth Essences and use those to collect dewdrops. Collect enough dewdrops and you can cover the ground in moisture, attracting Thirsty Mice who drop even more and better Garden Essences!
While you're here, make sure to collect as many Dewthief Petals as you can - you'll need them to buy cheese to hunt with later on!
Perhaps much later, you'll find a cheese you can use to come back here and catch rare and powerful mice!
- Sponge Charm causes mice to drop 1 Dewdrop per catch, up to a maximum of 20 Dewdrops.
- Double Sponge Charm causes mice to drop 2 Dewdrops per catch, up to a maximum of 20 Dewdrops.
History and Trivia
- The Living Garden first appeared on the Travel page on 2 June 2011, but could not be visited.
- The Living Garden opened on 14 November 2012.