Terrain:Ancient Castle

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Ancient Castle
Ancient Castle: An old, large, fortified castle. It somehow doesn't seem to take up as much space as it should do, and there is an odd blurring effect around it.

The Ancient Castle moves around the landscape on a possibly random route predicted by the Astrolabe. The uninitiated can only see the current and next position. Killing the Rainbow Guards and breaking into Ruthven's Office allow you can see one hop more, each. Astronomically inclined citizens have set up a sightings club to gather information on the path of the Ancient Castle in the hope of discovering the pattern of movement of the castle, but other than favouring the proximity of Standing Stones, Shrines, Totems, Glaciers and the 'Kingdom/Oz Cities there was no pattern found. It does visit all areas on the map (including the Thieves' Forest, the High North and Oz), thus can be used as a convenient way to travel to places far away. However, if you are not inside the castle itself, this terrain will leave you behind.

The Ancient castle doesn't override user-created terrain. So even if an Astrolabe shows some coordinates, if there already is a plowed/planted field or the like, the Castle won't appear.

There are quests associated with the Ancient Castle:

There is also a guide available on the castle's interior.


It appears to not be moving as of now. --Plopfill 15:55, 8 June 2014 (BST) Now it is moving again, and seems to be moving every hour, which is much more frequent than I think it was before, but my astrolabe is not showing any future positions. --Plopfill 04:15, 26 December 2016 (UTC)

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