An ordered chaos consumes the enchanted tower as the technological chess mice do battle with their mystical counterparts, all under the auspices of a dark game master who hides in the shadows. Conquer both Kings to find what lurks beyond the chess board, but beware: this is a place of powerful magics, where things are not always what they seem.
Description and Requirements
Checkmate! I defeated a Technic King Mouse! I was transported to the Seasonal Garden. <br\> OR <br\> Checkmate! I defeated a Mystic King Mouse! I was transported to the Seasonal Garden.
Upon exiting Zugzwang's Tower, by traveling or catching a King or Chess Master, the Tower Progress will reset as well as the Tower Amplifier.
Zugzwang's Tower Mice
|Mouse||Points||Gold||Mouse Group||Loot||Decrease in|
|Technic Pawn||7,200||1,090||Wizard's Pieces||1%|
|Mystic Pawn||8,800||890||Wizard's Pieces||1%|
|Technic Knight||15,590||1,980||Wizard's Pieces||3%|
|Mystic Knight||19,060||1,620||Wizard's Pieces||3%|
|Technic Bishop||33,265||1,100||Wizard's Pieces||3%|
|Mystic Bishop||40,655||900||Wizard's Pieces||3%|
|Technic Rook||59,400||2,785||Wizard's Pieces||5%|
|Mystic Rook||72,600||2,277||Wizard's Pieces||5%|
|Technic Queen||66,240||17,080||Wizard's Pieces||9%|
|Mystic Queen||80,960||13,970||Wizard's Pieces||9%|
|Technic King||80,730||10,470||Wizard's Pieces||Droid Jetpack
Satchel of Gold (5,000)
Technic Cheese Mould
Torn Technic Page
|Mystic King||98,670||8,560||Wizard's Pieces||Hunting Research (10,000 points)
Torn Mystic Page
|Chess Master||119,600||19,000||Wizard's Pieces||Master Bindings
Zugzwang's Left Sock
Hunters are advised to use their strongest Tactical setup. Upon entering the location, one will only be able to attract two mice, the Mystic Pawn Mouse and the Technic Pawn Mouse. As in a game of chess, one will need to get 8 Pawns, then 2 Knights, then 2 Bishops, followed by 2 Rooks and a Queen. Only then will one be able to attract a King.<br\> Catching either the Mystic King Mouse or the Technic King Mouse will cause the hunter to be immediately transported to the Seasonal Garden, unless he/she was using Checkmate cheese, in which case the hunter will then be able to attract the elusive Chess Master if he/she keeps using Checkmate.
Hunters may use any cheese in this location, but they are advised to use either Gouda or SUPER|brie+ due to the low attraction rate.<br\>
In order to be able to attract the Chess Master, a hunter must use Checkmate when hunting a King.
Checkmate can also be used before hunting a king. This will dramatically increase the hunter's chance of attracting the most powerful mice they're able to attract. For instance, if a hunter needs to catch a Mystic Rook in order to unlock the queen, the hunter may decide to use Checkmate to increase their odds of encountering a Rook.
Hunting Tips by Larry
I hope you've got your Tower Amplifier charged, because the mice of Zugzwang's Tower are going to put up a fight unlike any other.
Long ago, the Tower mice became enchanted chess pieces in a game that never ends. The two teams, Technic and Mystic, use a clear strategy when attacking, much like real chess pieces. Catching eight Pawns releases the Knights. Catching two Knights releases the Bishops. Catching two Bishops releases the Rooks. Catching two Rooks releases the Queen, and catching one Queen releases the King.
Did you get all that? Don't worry if you didn't-- when you enter the tower, your Tower Amplifier also comes equipped with a progress bar to let you know how close you are to the King!
Each time you catch a mouse, or fail to attract, your Tower Amplifier's charge decreases. Make sure you don't leave the Tower before you catch a King, or drain your Amplifier. If you do, your progress, and your Amplifier will be set back to zero.
If your strategy is sound, and you capture the King, your progress will be reset and you will be whisked away to the Seasonal Garden. If however, you catch a King using the rare Checkmate Cheese then you shall remain in the tower and a greater adversary will await your challenge.