Forest

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The entrance to the mines in the forest: the start of your journey

The Forest is the first area encountered in the game and has a passage to the mines. Every new game will spawn the player here.

The Giant Tree[edit | edit source]

To the left of the entrance to the Mines is the Giant Tree. The Tree can be climbed, leading to a few branches. On each branch is an egg which when broken will spawn a worm of random size. At the base of the Tree is a pool of water leading into the ground and then up through the trunk. Inside is an Emerald Tablet. Attempting to climb the tree will spawn a swarm of happonuljaska below. With better spells and perks, these can be killed with relative ease, but this may be difficult for players just starting a run.

At the top of the tree lies a large instrument, which plays music when struck. Shooting the instrument with certain projectiles can damage it and eventually cause it to explode. No effect beyond this is apparent.

Additionally, if you have the means to do so you can dig further up from this point to reach a room with musical notes and a weak wand suited for playing them.

On the West side of the tree is another alcove where a monument seemingly constructed from many heads of Kolmisilmä, bearing glyphs that can be translated to read BAMMALAM/552 and a final sigil representing an Orb. This is a monument to the Twitch streamer Bammalam, who was the first to venture to New Game + 28 and defeat Kolmiisilmä with all 33 orbs, with 552 being the total number of orbs needing to be gathered across all the NG+ cycles during that single run.

The Floating Island[edit | edit source]

Above the entrance to the Mines there is a small mountain of rock and snow, and above that is a floating island. The island contains an altar, as well as an Orb of True Knowledge and Emerald Tablet within a small cavity.

The altar has several functions:

  • Dropping an Emerald Tablet (or a reforged version) on the altar will turn the tablet into a pile of gold (around 200-300 Gold nugget.png) with the message Your curiosity is rewarded
    • The first two tablets sacrificed in this manner during a run will only yield gold. Sacrificing more than two tablets will also have a chance to spawn three Helvetinkatse[1] on each subsequent tablet sacrificed, with the message being replaced with Your curiosity is rewarded, but...
  • If you manage to get a Worm Crystal from a Holy Mountain all the way up to the altar, a multitude of large worms will fall from the sky, with the message That is not what you seek!
  • If a Greed Crystal is ferried to the altar, green Meteors will rain from the sky which create a moderate amount of gold on impact, with the message your curiosity is rewarded


This section is a major gameplay spoiler. Read with care.

If you kill the final boss, collect The Salt, and return to the floating island, it will be possible to "Complete The Work" while standing on the altar. The effect this has depends on how many Orbs of Knowledge you have collected:

  • 11 orbs - The world will turn to Gold without killing the player.
  • 33 orbs - An animation will play, showing the day/night cycle being reversed, and the view fades to black. The message The world has been restoredand everyone is much happier is displayed. After ending the game and starting a new game, this unlocks a permanent cosmetic amulet for the player character.
  • If neither of the above preset endings are triggered, one of two things will happen:
    • If the New Game + orb requirements are satisfied, NG+ will begin: you keep all your wands, spells, and perks, and the world will be regenerated. See the NG+ page for details on the orb requirements.
    • Any other amount of orbs without satisfying the NG+ requirements - The world will turn to Toxic Gold. This will normally kill the player, but having Toxic Immunity will allow the player to survive.

If you kill the final boss, collect The Salt, and return to the floating island, it will be possible to "Complete The Work" while standing on the altar. The effect this has depends on how many Orbs of Knowledge you have collected:

  • 11 orbs - The world will turn to Gold without killing the player.
  • 33 orbs - An animation will play, showing the day/night cycle being reversed, and the view fades to black. The message The world has been restoredand everyone is much happier is displayed. After ending the game and starting a new game, this unlocks a permanent cosmetic amulet for the player character.
  • If neither of the above preset endings are triggered, one of two things will happen:
    • If the New Game + orb requirements are satisfied, NG+ will begin: you keep all your wands, spells, and perks, and the world will be regenerated. See the NG+ page for details on the orb requirements.
    • Any other amount of orbs without satisfying the NG+ requirements - The world will turn to Toxic Gold. This will normally kill the player, but having Toxic Immunity will allow the player to survive.


Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. The precise chance for the unfavourable outcome is 1/7 (14%), but this chance increases for each tablet after the third sacrificed during the same run, up to a maximum of 1/2 (50%). The formula for the chance of triggering the unfavourable outcome is 1/(10 - min(tablets_eaten, 8)).

The Pond[edit | edit source]

Beyond the mountain, but before the Desert, there is a small pond with fish in it. At the bottom is another instrument similar to that at the top of the giant tree. When struck, it will start to play, and the fish will begin to gather around it. Again, shooting the instrument with certain projectiles will damage it and eventually cause it to explode. No other known effects have been observed.

Connected Areas[edit | edit source]

  • Proceeding into the mine entrance will land you in the Mines and the start of the main path through the game.
  • Beyond the tree to the west you will enter the Snowy Wasteland.
  • Above the entrance and over the mountain heading east, you will eventually come across the Desert.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

The base of the Giant Tree
A branch of the Giant Tree with a nest containing a pikkumato or mato egg
The floating island and altar above the mountain on top of the Mines