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The '''Gloomy Forest''' is a dark and dangerous forest, located inbetween the [[Sto Plains]] and the [[Ramtops]].
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The '''Gloomy Forest''' is a dark and especially [[Dangerous zones|dangerous forest]], located between the [[Sto Plains]] and the [[Ramtops]].
  
 
==Situation==
 
==Situation==
Nearby to the east is [[Ohulan Cutash]], while a longer way to the west is [[Skund Forest]].
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Nearby to the east is [[Ohulan Cutash]], while a longer way to the west are the [[Sto Plains]].
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To the northeast is the [[Hunter's camp]] and close to the east the [[Lancre Kingdom]].
  
 
==Environment==
 
==Environment==
As the name implies, Gloomy Forest is very poorly lit, thus some form of light source is vital when exploring.  Paths within gloomy forest tend to be short, frequently crossing, and winding.  There are a couple of hidden exits relating to the [[bandit camp]] area.
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As the name implies, Gloomy Forest is very poorly lit, thus some form of light source is vital when exploring.  Paths within gloomy forest tend to be short, frequently crossing, and winding.  There are a couple of hidden exits leading to various linked areas.
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There are several zones in the general Gloomy area, all of which presents different dangers.
  
 
==Layout==
 
==Layout==
There are three main areas in Gloomy Forest:
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There are several areas within Gloomy Forest:
*The central forest area.
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*The [[#Central forest|central forest]] area.
*To the north, the [[bandit camp]].
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*To the northwest, the [[#bandit camp|bandit camp]].
*To the south, the [[druid circle]].
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*To the north, [[Shelox]]'s lair.
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*To the south, the [[#druid circle|druid circle]].
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*From the east end a path goes south to a [[Club housing|club treehouse]].
  
==Denizens and Dangers==
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You can enter Gloomy Forest by the east or west end of the safe road in [[#Central forest|central forest]] area.
  
There is a safe path through Gloomy Forest. The MUD will warn you if you stray from this path.
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==Central forest==
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The main danger of the main forest are the [[giant spider]]s which move rapidly between room searching for prey (that's you). They attack, [[delayed pursue]] and attempt to inject their powerful [[stat effects|constitution reducing]] [[poison]] to all players they run into. Their wanderings means that often while you are fighting one giant spider a few more might wander in and attack too.
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*[[Floaters]] and [[bug shield]] prevents the giant spiders from poisoning you.
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*They do not go on the safe path or follow onto it.
  
The trees on the safe path can be attacked, but will not start an fight. Forest druids will attack you if they spot you fighting a tree.  Otherwise, they are not aggressive.
 
  
Once off of the the path, one may find (and possibly be killed by) :
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There is a safe path called "the trail" or "the path" through Gloomy Forest, free from giant spiders.
* Very powerful [[giant spider]]s (see below) that attack on sight. They move from room to room, but will not step onto the safe path.
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*The verbose room description of rooms in the safe path will tell you the exits to stay on it.
* More trees and druids. They are not aggressive.
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*If you leave the safe path, before seeing the room description you will see:
* A dangerous [[bandit camp]]
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<pre>
** [[Trap]]s around the bandit camp can lead to damage or death.
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The path deteriorates to little more than an animal track here; you must have wandered off the main trail.
** Bandits will attack on sight anyone who doesn't look like a fellow bandit.
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Perhaps you should head back the way you came.
* A druid circle
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</pre>
** Attacking the druids in the [[druid circle]] will result in them inviting you as a guest of honour to one of their bonfire ceremonies. You will find that you burn well.
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*If you didn't mean to leave the safe path you should go backward (bw) fast. When entering the safe path you will see:
** The druids in the circle do not care if you have fought their brethren in the central forest area.
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<pre>
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You push through the undergrowth until you make your way back to the main trail.
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</pre>
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Everywhere in the forest are trees and weak druids.
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*The trees have pretty strong attacks but no special attacks and they do not start or join fights.
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*Forest druids wander and will attack you if you fight trees or other druids in the same room. They don't react to corpses.
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**Those druids are weaker than those in the druid circle and their deaths do not upset the druid circle druids.
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**The druids seem to never pursue.
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==Bandit camp==
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Generally, in this area bandits will attack on sight anyone who doesn't wear a Guild of Bandits' tabard or anyone attacking one of them. Since there's many of them at once this presents a danger to a would-be attacker.
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Bandits are sometimes hidden on the path to their camp waiting to jump out of hiding and attack you in large numbers.
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The bandit senty will summon many more bandits when spotting an intruder.
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There are alternative ways into the camp, but these are trapped. The traps can cause damage, death or worse: getting stuck in a net.
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Rumors have it that the bandit leader has taken an hostage. Surely attempting a rescue would make an interesting [[quest]].
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===Bandit shop===
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A [[general shop]] at the start of the [[#Bandit camp|Bandit camp]] close to the central forest sells various miscellaneous items useful to adventurers and accept the loot you wish to sell.
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It is guarded by a bodyguard.
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By default, it sells:
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*large backpacks
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*[[torch]]es
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*[[long sword]]s
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*[[knuckle-duster]]s
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*[[lantern]]s
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*[[lockpick]]s
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==Druid circle==
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Attacking the druids in the [[#druid circle|druid circle]] will result in them inviting you as a guest of honour to one of their bonfire ceremonies. The bonfire is located to the northwest of the area You will find that you burn well.
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The druids in the circle do not care if you have fought their brethren in the central forest area.
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There is a quarry in the southeast of the druid circle area.
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===Druid shop===
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The shop is in the hidden druid compound in the [[#Druid circle|Druid circle]] area.
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Location spoiler:
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{{Prehidden|
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To find it, you need to "search stones" in the twelve rooms making up the exterior circle of standing stones.
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}}
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Once in the druid compound the shop is south and west from the entry.
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This shop sells various druidic items, but you need to become an honorary druid and in good terms with them before they'll sell to you.
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Example store inventory: (quantities may vary)
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  A: [[pickaxe]] for Ls 4|2 (three left).
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  B: a [[red-hilted dagger]] for Ls 1|4 1/2 (two left).
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  C: a [[crystal bladed dagger]] for LC 5|9|5 1/4 (three left).
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  D: [[dagger]] for Ls 1|4 1/2 (four left).
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  E: formal druidic vestment for LC 8|9|6 1/2 (two left).
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  F: black druidic vestment for LC 1|1|10 1/2 (four left).
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  G: white druidic vestment for LC 1|1|10 1/2 (three left).
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  H: [[silver sickle]] for LC 1|1|10 1/2 (three left).
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  I: [[large sickle]] for LC 2|3|9 1/4 (four left).
  
 
==Shops==
 
==Shops==
The following shops can be found in Gloomy Forest:
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There are two shops in the greater '''Gloomy Forest''' area:
*A shop between the main forest and the [[bandit camp]] sells various miscellaneous items useful to adventurers. Notably, it sells [[lockpick]]s.
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*The [[#druid shop|druid shop]] and the [[#bandit shop|bandit shop]].
*A shop inside the [[druid circle]] sells various druidic items.
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==See also==
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*[[Dangerous zones]]
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*[[Ohulan Cutash]]
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*[[Hunters]]
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*[[Lancre Kingdom]]
  
 
[[Category:Locations]]
 
[[Category:Locations]]

Revision as of 21:45, 23 April 2011

The Gloomy Forest is a dark and especially dangerous forest, located between the Sto Plains and the Ramtops.

Situation

Nearby to the east is Ohulan Cutash, while a longer way to the west are the Sto Plains.

To the northeast is the Hunter's camp and close to the east the Lancre Kingdom.

Environment

As the name implies, Gloomy Forest is very poorly lit, thus some form of light source is vital when exploring. Paths within gloomy forest tend to be short, frequently crossing, and winding. There are a couple of hidden exits leading to various linked areas.

There are several zones in the general Gloomy area, all of which presents different dangers.

Layout

There are several areas within Gloomy Forest:

You can enter Gloomy Forest by the east or west end of the safe road in central forest area.

Central forest

The main danger of the main forest are the giant spiders which move rapidly between room searching for prey (that's you). They attack, delayed pursue and attempt to inject their powerful constitution reducing poison to all players they run into. Their wanderings means that often while you are fighting one giant spider a few more might wander in and attack too.

  • Floaters and bug shield prevents the giant spiders from poisoning you.
  • They do not go on the safe path or follow onto it.


There is a safe path called "the trail" or "the path" through Gloomy Forest, free from giant spiders.

  • The verbose room description of rooms in the safe path will tell you the exits to stay on it.
  • If you leave the safe path, before seeing the room description you will see:
The path deteriorates to little more than an animal track here; you must have wandered off the main trail. 
Perhaps you should head back the way you came.
  • If you didn't mean to leave the safe path you should go backward (bw) fast. When entering the safe path you will see:
You push through the undergrowth until you make your way back to the main trail.


Everywhere in the forest are trees and weak druids.

  • The trees have pretty strong attacks but no special attacks and they do not start or join fights.
  • Forest druids wander and will attack you if you fight trees or other druids in the same room. They don't react to corpses.
    • Those druids are weaker than those in the druid circle and their deaths do not upset the druid circle druids.
    • The druids seem to never pursue.

Bandit camp

Generally, in this area bandits will attack on sight anyone who doesn't wear a Guild of Bandits' tabard or anyone attacking one of them. Since there's many of them at once this presents a danger to a would-be attacker.

Bandits are sometimes hidden on the path to their camp waiting to jump out of hiding and attack you in large numbers.

The bandit senty will summon many more bandits when spotting an intruder.

There are alternative ways into the camp, but these are trapped. The traps can cause damage, death or worse: getting stuck in a net.

Rumors have it that the bandit leader has taken an hostage. Surely attempting a rescue would make an interesting quest.

Bandit shop

A general shop at the start of the Bandit camp close to the central forest sells various miscellaneous items useful to adventurers and accept the loot you wish to sell.

It is guarded by a bodyguard.

By default, it sells:

Druid circle

Attacking the druids in the druid circle will result in them inviting you as a guest of honour to one of their bonfire ceremonies. The bonfire is located to the northwest of the area You will find that you burn well.

The druids in the circle do not care if you have fought their brethren in the central forest area.

There is a quarry in the southeast of the druid circle area.

Druid shop

The shop is in the hidden druid compound in the Druid circle area.

Location spoiler:

To find it, you need to "search stones" in the twelve rooms making up the exterior circle of standing stones.

Once in the druid compound the shop is south and west from the entry.

This shop sells various druidic items, but you need to become an honorary druid and in good terms with them before they'll sell to you.

Example store inventory: (quantities may vary)

  A: pickaxe for Ls 4|2 (three left).
  B: a red-hilted dagger for Ls 1|4 1/2 (two left).
  C: a crystal bladed dagger for LC 5|9|5 1/4 (three left).
  D: dagger for Ls 1|4 1/2 (four left).
  E: formal druidic vestment for LC 8|9|6 1/2 (two left).
  F: black druidic vestment for LC 1|1|10 1/2 (four left).
  G: white druidic vestment for LC 1|1|10 1/2 (three left).
  H: silver sickle for LC 1|1|10 1/2 (three left).
  I: large sickle for LC 2|3|9 1/4 (four left).

Shops

There are two shops in the greater Gloomy Forest area:

See also