Quest:The Caverns/Bomb Squad

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Prerequisite: Tarot Cards are required to navigate the tunnels
Reward: Improved to-hit (+30% total). Membership in the Bomb Squad
Location: The Caverns on Bombardier Island 47E 65S DSSGCM
AP Cost: at least 740AP (500 to meditate, 100 to travel, 40 to enter/exit the Caverns, 100 to join)

Enter the Caverns for 20AP from the Bombardier's Den. You will be then brought to The Cavern of the Kingdom.

There are ten caverns in total, each named after one of the Sephirot (also known as the nodes in the Tree of Life). Each cavern contains a shrine. Meditating at a shrine (costs 50AP) will double your HP (capped at full heal) and increase your to-hit by 3% (once a weapon has a 90% to hit, each further 10% bonus to hit will only grant a +1% to hit, capped at 99%).

There are twenty-two paths between the caverns, each of which requires the use of a different Tarot Card (the card is consumed when travelling between the caverns, also costs 10AP). Please note, after you hit up all the locations you are not able to walk freely between them, so please plan your trip accordingly.

Meditate at all 10 altars in the Caverns to qualify for joining the Bomb Squad. Joining the Bomb Squad costs 100AP and 1500GP (at the Bomb Squad office, 44E 66S).

The Caverns are infested with small and normal sized demons of all alignments. Most of their attacks can permanently harm your stats (e.g. Fire Demons drain your to-hit, Earth Demons drain your strength). If you are not keen on fighting demons, bring a cloak/clock of invisibility/One Bling, use kraken pieces liberally, or travel with adventurers of the same alignment to share the risk of using wands. (Note that large demons can see invisible players. Keep this in mind when running the Caverns.) If you are a wizardly-type, then casting Toad Spells can get you past nasty creatures. Non-wizards can do this with Eye Pods, of course, but you will need to cast the spell several times, as each casting only lasts 115AP or so.

You cannot be summoned from the caverns, nor can you be summoned in. If you take a bad turn and end up stuck, you can talisman (or die, of course) to leave.

One useful strategy for all players attempting this would be to switch to uniform alignments, such that those going after might have a chance to avoid the demons again. Also, one might note that being fire aligned is quite possibly the most useful here, as accuracy is the most useful player attribute.

Contents

Map

Image:Caverns_copy.gif

Green words are locations, blue words are the card needed to move along that path (in either direction).

Detailed Caverns Layout

Crown

Altar of the Crown
Teleport to Understanding

(use The Magician)

Teleport to Beauty

(use The Priestess)

Teleport to Wisdom

(use The Fool)

 

Wisdom

Teleport to Crown

(use The Fool)

Altar of Wisdom
Teleport to Understanding

(use The Empress)

Teleport to Beauty

(use The Emperor)

Teleport to Kindness

(use The Hierophant)

Understanding

Altar of Understanding Teleport to Crown

(use The Magician)

Teleport to Might

(use The Chariot)

Teleport to Beauty

(use The Lovers)

Teleport to Wisdom

(use The Empress)

 

Kindness

Teleport to Wisdom

(use The Hierophant)

Teleport to Might

(use Strength)

Altar of Kindness
Teleport to Beauty

(use The Hermit)

Teleport to Victory

(use The Wheel of Fortune)

Might

Teleport to Understanding

(use The Chariot)

Altar of Might Teleport to Kindness

(use Strength)

Teleport to Thanks

(use The Hanged Man)

Teleport to Beauty

(use Justice)

 

Beauty

Teleport to Might

(use Justice)

Teleport to Understanding

(use The Lovers)

Teleport to Crown

(use The Priestess)

Teleport to Wisdom

(use The Emperor)

Teleport to Kindness

(use The Hermit)

Altar of Beauty
Teleport to Thanks

(use The Devil)

Teleport to Foundation

(use Temperance)

Teleport to Victory

(use Death)

Victory

Teleport to Beauty

(use Death)

Teleport to Kindness

(use The Wheel of Fortune)

Teleport to Thanks

(use The Tower)

Altar of Victory
Teleport to Foundation

(use The Star)

Teleport to Kingdom

(use The Moon)

 

Thanks

Teleport to Might

(use The Hanged Man)

Teleport to Beauty

(use The Devil)

Altar of Thanks Teleport to Victory

(use The Tower)

Teleport to Kingdom

(use Judgement)

Teleport to Foundation

(use The Sun)

Foundation

Teleport to Thanks

(use The Sun)

Teleport to Beauty

(use Temperance)

Teleport to Victory

(use The Star)

Altar of Foundation
Teleport to The Kingdom

(use The World)

 

Kingdom

Teleport to Thanks

(use Judgement)

Teleport to Foundation

(use The World)

Teleport to Victory

(use The Moon)

Altar of Kingdom
Exit to Bombardiers' Den
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